You'd think people would know better by now. The British public can be reliably trusted to take the piss...
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>>while spending on acoustic guitars and power drills is relatively low
>The end of an era.
I'm old skool - bought an (electro) acoustic guitar a few weeks ago and looking at buying a new drill.
Directors are still liable for criminal or fraudulent activity.
That wouldn't have been a large American oil company would it?
Neither of those links are to do with x86 processors.
Shouldn't it be O2 not 02 - should I trust analysis that doesn't even get the company name right?
It's because there is no guarantee that the USA will not turn on Selective Availability (yes they have stated new satellites won't support it, but who knows...) or otherwise block GPS should it suit them. Having a Euro navigation system means that both consumer and military applications are not dependant on another nations geopolicies.
Re: Thin-lipped chancellor announces death of UK contractor market.
No, he knows *exactly* what an IT contractor is. It's a self-employed, usually competent and skilled individual who competes directly with the large IT consultancies who donate so much money to political parties, and therefore must be punished to ensure he does not get the same tax benefits that the large companies do.
Re: All Over The UK?
From BT's service status:
"Glencarse - 01738 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Belford - 01668 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
North Weald - 01992 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Husband Bosworth - 01858 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Buckland Newton - 01300 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Glenwherry - 02825 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Brenchley- 01892 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Ferndown- 01202 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Treforest - 01443 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Rothley - 01162 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Dinas Mawddwy - 01650 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Ashreigney - 01769 (estimated clear date 20/11/2015)
Watton - 01377 (estimated clear date 19/11/15)
Chichester - 01243 (estimated clear date 19/11/15)
Swansea - 01792 (estimated clear date 19/11/15)
New Cumnock - 01290 (estimated clear date 19/11/15)
Churston - 01803 (estimated clear date 19/11/15)
Colwall - 01684 (estimated clear date 19/11/15)
Painswick - 01452 (estimated clear date 19/11/15)
Lydbrook - 01594 (estimated clear date 19/11/15)
New Cross - 0203 0207 0208 (estimated clear date 19/11/15)
Broadstairs - 01843 (estimated clear date 19/11/2015)
Bayston Hill - 01743 (estimated clear date 19/11/2015)
Burton Bradstock - 01308 (estimated clear date 19/11/2015)
Magherafelt - 02879 (estimated clear date 19/11/2015)
Bunbury - 01829 (estimated clear date 19/11/2015)
Yockleton - 01743 (estimated clear date 19/11/2015)
Lisbellaw - 02866 (estimated clear date 18/11/15)
Alyth - 01828 (estimated clear date 18/11/15)
Epping - 01992 (estimated clear date 18/11/15)
St Boswells - 01835 (estimated clear date 18/11/15)
Midhurst - 01730 (estimated clear date 18/11/15)
Sedgley - 01902 (estimated clear date 18/11/15)
Carrickmore - 02880 (estimated clear date 18/11/15)
Salisbury - 01722 (estimated clear date 18/11/2015)
Walthamstow - 0203 0208 (estimated clear date 18/11/2015)"
Feel free to Google some of the locations to see how all over the UK this is.
Considering mine had been down for more than 3 hours when I left the house this morning, that seems unlikely...
"The Register has contacted BT for comment on the outage. We'll update this story if we hear back from them."
You might have to wait 3 days, they can't get online at the moment.
Or they could be trying to bring the price down by 2020 so that it can be standard equipment. Your 2015 Volvo will not be a "new Volvo car" in 5 years time...
Re: If I were in France...
It's not as simple as that.
Will French internet companies agree to be censored by the US government? The Chinese? The North Koreans?
If every company on the internet has to comply by every law passed in every country, we will not have an Internet.
Re: "Microsoft maintains that the data is secured under EU data protection laws"
USA law specifies as per current interpretation of 14th amendment of the USA constitution (confirmed by supreme court cases) that:
USA law is universal, no other law applies (or exists for that matter).
Not sure how they reach that conclusion from the 14th Amendment which clearly only refers to the USA and it's individual States.
Not often I find myself cheering Microsoft on, but they've got my respect and support for this battle.
Have a virtual pint Microsoft.
Shows the complete idiocy of any automated process. To summarise:
Party A uses a "free for commercial/non-commercial" use image as part of their image A1
Party B uses the same image as part of their image B1
Party B uses an automated process that notices that B1 is similar to A1 and decides this is copyright infringement. It has no knowledge that the matching section of the images is free for use.
Obviously, party B is at fault for not vetting infringement claims before they are sent out, but this is going to be a growing problem.
"as a result of the much higher surface area of woody material that the spirit was exposed to"
So they didn't keep a control sample on Earth that consisted of the same volume of Whisky (note to posters above, there is no E in Whisky) with wood shavings in it?
Re: Of course we had it tough...
"Up to 5 minutes power"
So 1 second would have done?
Oh, goody! So where do I plug it in? Assuming the one port is for the WAN cable?
You could read the actual specs and discover it has 1xWAN Ethernet and 1xLAN Ethernet.
£1.2M over 10 years!
No wonder they're closing it down.
(Perhaps you meant £1.2B)
Re: Tried one once
The kind of Manager/Director who needs a Blackberry doesn't understand numbers. That's for Nerds.
Re: What baffles me is
The Armed Forces employs approximately 180,000 people funnily enough.
Microsoft licenses are not concurrent. You have to license everyone who needs access.
Possibly all serving soldiers need a license to access DII
Does it come with a blast helmet and light sabre, or do you have to get them somewhere else?
Re: Fail on MS's term?
> More like NV didn't get the driver suit compatible enough in time.
They had the driver gloves and the driver hat fine, but the driver socks were missing.
Not if there is a substantial obstacle 10m West (wall, lake, large drop, etc.) of your destination.
Re: Putting aside the absurdity of the punishment...
Terrapin Farm + Nuclear ambitions = He is assembling an army of shell-backed martial-art trained super troops.
Re: The more of this I read
The question is, why doesn't the key actually cut off the engine physically(/electrically)? This is not a function that software should over-ride. It certainly isn't a function that should provide a "hint" to a computer that the fleshy part might like the engine to stop.
Re: Shark jumped @AC
Modern IMAP can do most of what Exchange achieves (at least the useful bits from a mail user perspective).
Or to look at it another way, Exchange couldn't even do basic email for that number of users with those resources.
Re: Religion get everywhere
sixdegrees was around pre-2000 and I used it from the UK.
Re: Will no-one think of the ads?
It should be simpler than that. There should be an "Application is Ad Supported" permission that only allows access to retrieve and display ads. No general internet access, no additional permissions required.
Re: Cortana popped up a dialogue box...
I think it translates as "your microphone does not have the required NSA invisible intercept facility/hardware lock override".
Re: What would they put a levy on?
I think you are onto something here. Tell the music industry that this will be implemented. As well as standardised, legally enforced percentages of Gross that must be paid into a government managed fund for distribution to artists, composers, etc. from the sales of all music distribution, whether physical or digital.
See how they like being made to pay a decent amount to the creators, rather than using "Hollywood accounting" whilst demanding laws are passed to give more money to themselves, which they have no intention of passing on.
Home taping doesn't kill music... the record companies do.
Re: But but...but...
I heard Stephen Fry is working with Apple to fix this at this very moment.
First you say:
I don't like running with a known vulnerability in my SSL stack for two days, let alone two months. It doesn't take that long to write and test patches.
and then later:
The OpenSSL team owe me nothing, and for all I care can stop their work today - I have the source I need
Then why didn't you fix it yourself, genius?
All the liquid cooled data centre articles I have seen have missed one very important point. Data racks stack servers vertically to achieve high density for a given floor footprint. Putting servers in a liquid bath would appear to limit you to fewer servers in the same footprint, and that's without taking the extra liquid weight into consideration.
So, you get a more efficient cooling footprint, but a less efficient density in the first place. Given that power and cooling costs are effectively passed on, what most data centres worry about is density. This increases their energy efficiency (nice tick box, but nothing for the business profitability) and reduces their maximum loading (and therefore potential income).
Left hand, meet right hand
Left hand: I won't let you visit a site using SSL unless that certificate is signed by an authority that I already know, and I mostly know commercial authorities.
Right hand: I won't let you visit a site unless it uses SSL.
Real world: grow the fuck up. Not all sites need their traffic to be encrypted. If they do, accept self-signed certificates.
It's time to separate "protecting a site via encryption" and "validating a site via PKI". SSL is (incorrectly?) used for both.
You don't need to fit brakes to sheep, they are more than capable of stopping suddenly in the middle of the road.
Re: A step in the right direction
but choose to look the other way.
I think I see the cause of all those road deaths!
Why, yes, that is my coat, how did you know?
Not really surprising
So a stripped-out OCP node is cheaper than an HP midrange server.
How about comparing it to an equivalent white-boxed server, that would be a better comparison.
Re: "They'll be first up against the wall when the revolution comes."
Ahhh, but are you executing them in series or parallel?
Re: Lovely idea... maybe not
There are plenty of competent companies outside the major names. However, that competence and service costs, particularly when done at a smaller scale then the big boys.
The fact that most customers buy purely on price, choosing to ignore the "better" options, and then complain about the service is often the root of the problem.
Of course not, they just wanted the money first before they refused it.
Re: April fools?
Far too obvious.
Must try harder.
Re: JustWiz If only the NSA protected MY information with such zeal.
Yes, and they managed to keep us safe using genuine, old school trade-craft for years without the ability or requirement to scan all our communications.
The false sense of security and data overload means that a security service that thinks the ability to scan everything means they have solved the issue and don't need to put people on the ground into dangerous places will endanger us all.
We are less safe with mass surveillance, nor more. It becomes a needle in a haystack, rather than intelligent, targeted data gathering.
It just seems easier, that is all. Your attitude is both shocking and depressing.
Re: Cloudy Skies
How does this protect against the Feebies visiting Microsoft and taking the hardware?
Re: 17 hours is still a significant hurdle...
1. Place phone in Faraday cage
2. Crack password (max time 17h, therefore probably less).
3. Play Candy Crush
Re: Good for him… maybe?
... and a one in a million chance is a certainty.
Linux running in 256MB can be a perfectly stable platform to serve Apache and PHP - you might need an older distro designed for smaller hardware, but it will work. How well does Windows "serve hundreds of http: connections in a live environment" in 256MB?
Re: Remind me again
Because when it goes wrong it's someone else's fault.
Nobody got fired for using
IBM / Microsoft / Amazon /