Why pin it on a thespian ? It might be anybody.
499 posts • joined 18 Jul 2009
Why pin it on a thespian ? It might be anybody.
"This new battery software update is specifically designed to remind all Galaxy Note 7 customers to replace their device at their earliest possible convenience through their local Galaxy Note7 Replacement Programme.
Sounds like they've got the Windows 10 ad team on the job.
He's a politician. Willy-waving is what he's employed to do. Don't be surprised if that's what he does.
That would be right. In my experience, most software is installed by muppets.
"There are endless examples of systems that exist today which would never be permitted if they had just been invented."
I was thinking that whilst standing on the tube today. I suspect we'd have to sit if there weren't years of perfectly reasonable usage with passengers standing.
I wonder if human car drivers would be allowed if we didn't already have them ?
Like the widely-faked CE marking, perhaps ?
Well, that's a relief.
Can you imagine what a mess they'd make ?
Got to agree with that. I can't see me cooperating over a single screen. Trying to be open minded though - it might work with a pirate pad (a shared document). Two people working on the same document simultaneously - probably not fighting over every input but modifying chunks of code nearby to each other.
I've also found pair-debugging fairly effective. Because both are thinking rather than typing, you're working in parallel rather than taking turns.
Indeed. You don't want to merely speak the protocol and pass the data through, you want to open it up and inspect it.
A hub should block a connection to the company servers until it can :
1. Unpick all the content
2. Copy it into a provider-agnostic database such as MQTT
3. Filter it until it only contains what you wish to be public - by time, by adding noise, by making up some content
4. Pass on to the provider filtered versions telling them only what you want them to know.
This may sound extreme but it returns the balance to where it was when companies obtained data on us from questionnaires - we only told them the story we wanted them to hear. What they do still get is timely and frequent updates with no need to trouble the user for every datapoint.
Apparently, the operators of the DDos network managed to find a way to run their alternate code. Why can't the manufacturers ?
I believe Mr Mangrove is being sarcastic.
It is common for banks to blame the victim when funds are stolen. He's merely appyling the same logic when the banks are robbed.
So they've almost got working the thing that was working fine about 2 years ago ?
Where do you want to go today ?
Not just America. It's been that way in Britain for a decade or two. Maybe Corbyn will break the mould.
" a household name that refuses to work with the authorities even to fight terrorism,"
"What about all the CUSTOM jobs you tend to see in businesses? No one wants to plunk the big money down to replace it, and most of them can't afford it, either. If it means living dangerously, then they don't have a choice. It's live dangerously or they're already dead."
But if they're custom, and have been in use for many years, they'll be written for old Windows APIs .. probably ones that aren't even supported in Windows any more, hence the reluctance to leave Win XP, 7 etc.
So they'll likely work easily in some emulation, like Wine. And can be packaged to do so with relatively little effort on behalf of the local development support.
And Microsoft already patented it :
"Despite the outcry against surveillance which followed the outpourings of honest and principled NSA sysadmin Edward Snowden"
They'll be getting men to talk in public lavatories next.
"to lift enough shielding material like water, or some hydrogen-rich plastic."
Would rocket fuel do ?
"I can't imagine any real scientists are going to want to be the first ones out there knowing full well it's a death sentence with no guarantee of a legacy."
You're not a scientist, are you ?
Why do they need hotspots ?
Don't modern laptops / tablets etc. have their own SIM cards and cell hardware ?
Can't they connect their phones with bluetooth or USB ?
I do all the above as required (and Wifi). Wifi is mostly just another thing to go wrong though - USB is by far the most reliable.
'the Internet Engineering Task Force decided not to make it backwards-compatible, which has somewhat hampered its adoption.'
Because backwards compatibility is such a success.
Windows - Microsoft has been trying desperately to lose backwards compatibility because it makes a dog's breakfast of their operating system. But it's also the only reason anyone buys it.
USB - Gone from a standard, to two standards on one set of wires, to two sets of wires in one cable and a ludicrous two-tier plug that's nearly got enough pins to be a parallel port.
PC - A crazy stilted architecture still carrying the baggage of a 35-year-old processor.
Sometimes you just need to do it again and ditch what went before. You can't just keep adding layers.
ISTR 'Smart Meters' were going to negotiate with multiple suppliers to find the best price, instant by instant.
I don't think these will be doing that. 'Dumb meters' is correct.
How would the judicial system pay for itself if it didn't allow this sort of time-waster ?
Couldn't happen to a nicer man. I hope his employees run off with his business.
Mars (58g) bars contain about 1 MJ. An 18650 cell is rated at about 40kJ.
It's not so much the energy it contains as the method you use to get it out.
Seems like mostly a Marketing 'use case'.
If only it DID then come in under budget.
What's that rant about poor morale, lack of leadership, changing targets etc. that sounds like a modern tale but turns out to be some Roman centurion ?
(most) Management has always been shit, and political management far, far worse.
"Oh, will someone just take Jeremy Hunt out an euthanase him (politically) now..."
I presume that's why he's still in post : he needs to dig a bigger hole before he can be comprehensively buried.
But if it's a local state law, why doesn't the local state just change it ?
Why is a charity paying ANYONE $167000 ?
Are designers any more likely to respect an algorithm's opinion than a human user's one ?
You're missing the point here. Phones long ago stopped being a product that had to do 'something' and became bling or jewelry. In that market, design is more important than functionality.
Don't be ridiculous. It's not possible to own an ithingx when ithing(x+1) exists.
Nope. Adobe will never find the last hole in Flash, much less patch it
Pfft. Overcomplicated. Get an HP16C.
Are you suggesting (2) there are also shops where that is _not_ the case ?
If so, who are they ?
No joy there. They can't even spell Arse.
Hate ? Seems more like amusement to me.
I don't hate apple. I applaud their industrial and fashion design, and their (former ?) ability to show the rest of the industry how to do things right.
In most cases, their control of the development process means their products are not for me - but I recognise they're fine for less experimental users and will happily use them in that context.
But PR like this is petty. it's the tail wagging the horse. Sack them, Apple.
Since I had the appropriate bits in front of me, I just measured the current that flows when 12V is applied across my wet finger tips, hand to hand. It was less than 100 microamps.
At a rough guess, firemen have reasonable experience in determining whether someone is alive. There may be ambiguous cases. There may be very clear cases. They probably didn't get this wrong.
He doesn't have to be touchy-feely. He's an engineer, he's allowed to have an opinion.
It worked for Steve Jobs, didn't it ? And he was just a marketing guy.
Of course it's worse.
O2 sales staff already ARE flesh-eating zombies. Nothing to be lost there.
An eleven-mile-wide volcano ?
Perhaps they mean 'write access' rather than just access ?
As in 'infect early, infect often'.
'never underestimate the bandwidth of a man with a really big basket on his bicycle'