Those whom don't follow history...
...are doomed to repeat it.
Are we all forgetting which computer system had the first, real, in the wild virus?
Elk cloner, was on a Mac.
553 posts • joined 16 May 2007
...are doomed to repeat it.
Are we all forgetting which computer system had the first, real, in the wild virus?
Elk cloner, was on a Mac.
Well groomed, hygienic, good with hands, would date again, four stars..
This is my day to day job, I automate. I look at the processes being done and I replace them with systems or adjust them so they can be replaced by systems.
When I started working at a Market Research company they had a guy processing sample by hand. Open in excel, vlookups, import to SQL, SQL Stored Procedures to dedupe, export from SQL and stick on an SFTP for a call centre to deal with. He'd spend four hours a day doing this, Monday to Friday.
And, as the article mentions, he'd get it wrong, which had massive impacts for my role. So I replaced him with some VBA, it now runs automatically from a batch file, launches at 8am each day and repeatedly checks the incoming SFTP for sample, once arrived does all the processes he did before depositing it to the call centre and emailing me a confirmation it's run and a nice little tally of what we've received (which we never got before).
The company I worked for were so impressed the inaugurated an annual "Innovation" award and gave it to me and a nice cheque (I also won the second year, in a round about fashion, when someone from accounts submitted the code I wrote for them). When it came to moving on (as I'd automated both my and the girl I was hired to work alongside's month long workload into a batch of processes that took roughly four hours in the middle of the night when everyone else slept) they more than doubled my pay and sent me to Australia they wanted to keep me that much. Simply because I approach each task in this method.
Now I run a department of three people vs thrice that of other locals (whom bemoan the long hours and all the overtime) handling a higher volume of workload and most of my day is spent goofing off - as evident, I'm reading el'reg..
Thanks AC but if I looked like anywhere near George Clooney's league I'd just go to a bar and wouldn't need such sites...
And yes Khaptain, I did meet three as mentioned (though talked to a fair few more) and none were ladies of the night (least, from those I just talked to that I could tell), just bored with dating sites and no time for a relationship with work/life - one was a nurse who worked a such weird shift patterns I struggled to keep track, another a charity worker who basically worked 12-15 hours most days and had little time left to herself and the third we never really got to talking about what she did in the day.
So far from the scandalous liaisons that run in the headlines, but then I guess "hookup website for bored and busy people hacked" wouldn't sell as much...
The numbers rolled out by the analysts didn't sit right with me, purely from experience. I had an Ashley Madison account (and I wasn't in the leaked data, which was nice) and I listed myself as a single male seeking female as at the time, as now, I was single and not looking for a relationship due to a helluva lot of reasons anyone reading this doesn't really care about.
I conversed with a fair few ladies whom passed the turing test and the three ladies I decided to meet (all listed as single seeking male, no ones relationships were harmed by my actions) were, after some thorough inspection and testing, in all probability female.
I'm fair from special or exciting and can't write an interesting introduction to save my life, yet I managed to find at least three of these highly sort after, low in number women. I would image (especially as I spent about twenty bucks) that those spending more were getting suitable results to justify the outlay. I mean, a thousand bucks to potentially meet a hookup doesn't make economic sense when you can get a fair few hours with a hooker for that price. (so I'm told, unlike AM that's something I've not tried).
Being a fairly big bloke, size 13 shoes could come in handy for building a male version, afterall the steel toecapped safety boots it's common for IT staff to wear are rather bulky looking to start with.
(though saved one foot when a colleague dropped a HP 4550 Color LaserJet on it - last time I gave him a hand with a two man lift)
Fake sole that detached could stash all this gear in and a bit more. Admittedly I don't have the upper body distraction she has (those are wonderful big brown eyes) but then I do look like I spend every day in a datacentre and not out of place/need to be monitored.
I wish they'd just stop talking about it and get it rolled out - I live in Brighton-le-Sands where we're supposed to be NBN ready and...nope, 8mbit ADSL which seems to stammer more with YouTube streaming than the 4mbit ADSL I had in Pyrmont.
Just joined the team, was doing the ride anyway having enjoyed doing it last year - though it killed my back, not sure if my bike's not set-up right or too small - fine on the ~13km commute from Brighton-le-Sands to Surry Hills each day.
Missed this article when it was first posted and came here via the 'digital doping' link - I've done a similar test some time ago with a handful of smartphones I had, all HTC's (Prophet, Kaiser and Rhodium - yeah, Windows Mobile 6, I said it was some time ago) and had a similar experience.
Ultimately we're relying on signals beamed from space so I expect some differences, could even be down to the number/which satellites the devices were picking up - as I recall the Prophet would consistently pick up two-three less birds than the Kaiser. I figure this accounts for the biggest difference in the Z axis (though Z axis is always ropey at best in my experience).
Also - good idea on the mountain bike, I picked up a road bike (well, touring bike) and regret it on the state of Sydney's roads, mountain bike seems to be the far wiser choice!
I have a 36 character password for my laptops full disk encryption, it uses full alphanumeric and multiple special characters and I can remember it very easily.
The trick is not to have random strings:
Is very hard to remember, whereas:
1 easy really long C0mpl3x P@55w0rd!
Is very easy to recall, has the same entropy and is not open to brute forcing. A simple short sentence with the odd freaking, misspelling and punctuation is very easy for anyone to remember.
At the amount of people who give out wifi passwords here that connect to their network. My wifi is for my devices, the secondary wifi running under wireless isolation and only able to connect to the internet and firewalled off of the rest of the network is the password visitors get...if I like them..
I live in Pyrmont (ie, right next to the CBD) and barely get 4MB/s sync in my shiny new apartment complex. (actual I try not to think about as it's too depressing).
Scroobius Pip: https://youtu.be/CGPf1HXX7nw
what does (arguably) Uwe Boll's only funny film have to do with IoT? One average turn out in a sea of shit?
All these wifi standards: a, b, g, n... I tell you, they're bang out of order..
Windows Mobile v6 - Ok, you'll need to rewrite all your apps for Windows Phone 7
Windows Phone 7 - Ok, you'll need to rewrite all your apps for Windows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8 - Ok, you'll need to rewrite all your apps for Windows Phone 10
And they wonder why no developers want to get around the platform?
Australian internet is a terribly bad joke, I've been to third world countries with better connections.
Yet when you feel a little sorry for the kid who got a Wii-U for Christmas rather than a Playstation 4, it may be too late.
To be fair, that kid got the better deal, I've had every games console since the NES (yes, including the Panasonic 3DO R.E.A.L.) and a fair few from before yet this generation I've only picked up a Wii-U.
It's the only actual 'console' out there, where the other two are just crap PC's, I have a fairly decent PC so I can just wait for a port of everything sans exclusives...of which I can't name one off the top of my head nevermind want.
It's also the console with the games I've enjoyed most last year, the re-release of Zelda and Mario 3D World both beat GTA5 (which I actually purchased my second PS3 for, having left my first in the UK when emigrating to Aus). I'm still playing Mario to-date as the Mushroom World levels are a lot of fun and a challenge to boot - and after that I've got the 2D Mario game to try.
Nintendo would do well if the media stopped slagging them off because they don't make shitty FPS games, there's a lot more to gaming than FPS - or fancy graphics that push up the development cost of triple-A titles, so bagging on a console that limits fancy graphics seems counter intuitive. But then what do expect from a reporter who can't copy check his own work:
The deal sees Nintendo take 10 per cent of DeNA and DeNA take 1.24 per cent of Nintendo as part of the deal. That the 16 year old mobile gaming company is worth 12 per cent of one of the industry giants is a reflection of just how much Nintendo has lost out by avoiding the mobile market.And that's not the only error in there, just the most glaring..
So how does this work if you have a raft of machines with the same id?
(genuine question, it didn't seem to be covered - does it use the code as a starting point and therefore all will be unique, I didn't get that from the article)
Transporter 15 with 8TB capacity (6TB usable), 15 users
Transporter 30 - 12TB (9TB usable), 30 users
Transporter 75 - 12TB (10 usable), 75 users
Transporter 150 - 24TB (20TB usable) and, you guessed it, 150 users
Presumably this means they're RAID5 devices:
So the canned statement from HSBC is pretty much "Yarp - we got caught and would've continued if we didn't, actually, we're not saying we aren't continuing".
$120b - it should be held frozen whilst investigations proceed, that'll teach 'em, especially as such a case could last decades..
Never going to happen.
Why would they need to track your car when you take your phone everywhere with you that egregiously tells you it's tracking your whereabouts at all times, to improve your experience..
If Google WEREN'T planning a Jonny Cab style service, I mean, what a waste of a self driving vehicle if you're going to insist people own their own and it sits on the tarmac twenty two hours a day whilst you work and sleep..
Appears to be layout compatible with the B+ so existing cases will be alright (such as the awesome PiBows by Pimoroni) - I had been quite tempted to get a B+ even though it wouldn't help my struggling little Pi, now I'm sold - the current one struggles to run everything I throw at it (which, to be fair is a helluva lot for a little box) so this is great news!
Right click start, left click control panel - arduous indeed
Though Win10 is crap, new Start Menu is still annoying and not as good as the old Win7 and other than that it's pretty much the same as 8 so saying they named it 10 as it's such a giant leap from 8 is bullshit.
Though ctrl+v now works in cmd, that's a bonus (though, that could be in 8, I never tried).
So this is a genuine question, dedicated parity drives?
My understanding was RAID6 spreads the parity across the storage drives as dedicated parity drives end up dying sooner due to the high usage of the parity drive compared to the storage.
Or are they talking simply in terms of storage and the parity will be effectively written across all drives and the figures are just in terms of storage lost to parity (ie ten drives worth from fifty five disks, leaving forty five disks worth of space)?
So, if it's a case the fourth flap didn't open, could Curiosity bumble over and give it a nudge - what kind of distance are we talking here? A six month trek, two year?
Sounds like they've got the leccy engines done right, so hydrogen fuel cells to power them instead of large batteries and you're good to go, you top up similar to petrol (ok, takes a little longer to fill the tank and you need to make sure you've got a positive lock on the nozzle, but hey, it's quicker than plugging in a battery).
but non-techies would lap it up.
I was reading the reviews of an SD card on amazon to see if it's high speed claims were substantiated given it's low cost and there was a woman complaining her DSLR pictures were dark and blurry because the card wasn't fast enough
Wouldn't these work as billboards, like, how billboards currently work - with a g'eat big light shining at the non-self-luminescent paper when the sun dips down - still gotta be cheaper in the long run over LED's, especially when you have to replace the handful of dead pixels when they start interfering with hocking your clients wares.
Unless the ISS have artificial gravity and they just turn it off for when they're filming to send back down here..
There's tons of these in the market back in 2006 when we were looking for them to automate field data collection (along with 'Smart Paper', PDA's and what was Tablet Computers then).
Pens, that would track what you've written (and also take pictures) that could then later bluetooth the data to a device (or even do it live to a 'smart phone', which by today's standards would be a 'feature phone') - they were chunky as hell and weighted a brick which I'm sure will all be miniaturised to a sensible degree now but still, how do you patent something that was on the market a good four years earlier at least (seriously, I'd like to know, seems like free money for patent trolling).
Or do I have to have "Submitted on behalf of Apple" on the form?
..as annoying as my Z2 handset? Retains finger grease like it's a precious commodity then shorts like crazy when trying to use the keyboard - never had this with any other phone I've put my greasy mits on (such as the several HTC's I owned before hand) or the Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet I have.
If they turn the hotels into Faraday cages they're not going to need to spam de-auth broadcasts as the phones won't have signals...which means they can bring back overcharging for calls on the hotel phones - seems win win from their point of view, especially as you can get it in paint form - sure the $1,300 per twenty litres will soon pay for itself...
The solo mode offers a solitary existence for those of us who enjoy our space devoid of life, even though it connects back to a main server sporadically using very little data to keep the universe details up to date.
Those who found a game online, backed it online, paid online and have to download it online and complaining they're not online to play it baffle me.
Even in Australia I can play the game in solo mode with its "always online" connection over what Optus tells me is "broadband" but is ten times slower than my 4G connection, glad I live in a capital city otherwise god knows what I'd get in the sticks.
This is very welcome news, a car that will give you safe distance when overtaking and not try to merge lanes through you.
Safe, predictable movements, driver's not intoxicated.
My only concern though is how long will it be before we're not allowed to drive? I guess it'll take a while, subsidized Jonny Cabs (via ad revenue played over the transparent OLED windscreen) will be cheaper than car ownership, making those where cost is an issue voluntarily exit vehicle ownership, this will have an effect on insurance premiums increasing and new car value as demand and volumes reduce.
Then they'll price out the young ones from being able to learn (insurance costs pushed up, prices go up, fewer customers, costs go up further, driving tutors exit the market, competition goes down, prices maintain or rise further).
They'll roll out the stats on how much safer Johnny Cabs are and now so few are able to afford to drive themselves that it's no longer political suicide to ban driving (or simply use the financial burden of ownership to keep it a reserve for the rich to dabble, much like days of old).
Thus the populations freedom is reduced, monitored, tracked, controllable..
Majel Barrett surely?
(well, some very good imitation, though I'm sure there's enough recordings for the system to churn through a derive it a close enough approximation)
peer searches, because they were always reliable, it's how we ended up with indexed sites in the first place
..who's going to be dumb enough to host one of these?
Coupled with how many freetards are altruistic enough to host something that helps others - most aren't altruistic enough to seed torrents, what makes you think they're going to volunteer their head on the slab?
So this "international game of whack-a-mole" quickly becomes a handful invested in the warez scene suddenly making themselves far easier to identify and be picked up.
Unless Kim Jong Un fancies running one out of Pyongyang to cheese off the feds..
There is a "solo" option, so you don't have to worry about PvP (ie some asshat ruining your game because they feel like it) - it's how I play, the game connects back to pick up universe information (and apparently utilises less than dial-up to do so - as attested to by my Aussie internet connection, no trouble what so ever) as player interactions affect the universe, such as cargo value at various ports up to the outcome of various galactic battles depending on which sides the players backed.
You can't spend real life money to buy ships (over the backer perks, such as mercenary edition that comes with an eagle instead of a sidewinder) - much to my dismay actually, I wouldn't mind paying $5 for one of the more fancy higher end ships that cost over 300 million ingame credits (I currently have about 40k so there's a fair bit of saving to be done!)
BUT the idiots in motor vehicles can be identified via their licence. A licence may not stop stupidity, but it would help track it down. If the drone was fitted with a transponder the airport would have it's ID, then it's a simple case of looking up the registration document et voila, one idiot suitably fined and his toy taken away.
Has he been to deed poll by any chance?
Cloud Atlas - though I only ever saw the film (it was enough to put me off reading the book), I hope this one is more interesting
2,147,483,647 views / 872 days = 2,462,711 views per day (102,613 per hour, 1,710 per second)
4m12s * 2,147,483,647 views = 9,019,431,317 minutes (150,323,855 hours, 6,263,494 days, 17,160 years)
Assigning this to cumulative time wasted assumes the user watched the video in its entirety and did nothing else whilst viewing, which is a poor assumption to make given anecdotal evidence witnessed amongst contemporarys..
These figures are for guidance only as the initial view figure from the article is now 4,412,786 less than the number of views at the time of writing (or, another 35 years of viewing)
If you're only looking for spreadsheets at a relatively standard res. than maybe worth looking into USB VGA adaptors.
It's too much anyway, we have full HD on our work laptops and either have to scale to 125% (which are apps don't support) or squint at the 15.6" screen they crammed all the pixels into, makes a secondary screen a must have otherwise you get a headache out of a days use, negating the laptop side of things.
But then the Toshiba W50 is so heavy anyway, it does must of the negating being a laptop before you even turn it on..
Even back in nokia days I never had a replaceable battery for my phone and have hardly been left wanting.
BUT on the occasions I'm expecting to smash my phones battery (say GPS tracking on a 14 hour cycle) I pack one of those USB battery chargers, top up my phone, helmet cam, csc-cam rather than being a spare battery purely for my phone.
In an age of such technology what's the benefit of paying as much for a spare phone battery and having to suffer the bulk and weight giving access to the battery adds?
Recently work upgraded our aging laptops (i5 2.27's with 8GB of RAM and an SSD) to shiny new i7 3.2GHz with 32GB of RAM and even faster SSD's and a higher res screen (1080p inplace of 720p at the same 14") quadro nvidia card with 4GB dedicated RAM (of it's own, not out of the aforementioned 32GB)
However, I'm still using my old one, the upped screen resolution is irrelevant as we all have a second 22"/24" 1080p monitor as I didn't like the new machine much (the 1080p is useless at 14" so the machines are scaled to 120% only our primary app don't scale so we can't actually access some buttons without tabbing - or change the scale to 100% and squint). And all that extra power they paid for as people in my team complained they needed it is irrelevant - any work I do is on an RDP to one server or another, my desktop launches rdp sessions and checks my mail so I'm actually bringing my Galaxy Note 10.1 in to see if I can replace my desktop with it.
I can hook up my ergonomic keyboard and mouse (well, I have to my mobile in the past so figure that'll be fine on the OTG) so it's only the second screen which I need to work at. Once I get that sorted and a compatible VPN client the ageing desktop can go in the bin and the $4k shiny new one on ebay. I'll stick for a light and thin tablet that does my job and doesn't look like a laptop from the nineties like the "mobile workstation" they gave us as new laptops.
Yeah, that's going to help understand how it is to be poor, because at the end of your night in a shelter or your week on food stamps you know you're going back to the same old lifestyle.
Being poor isn't about an uncomfortable nights sleep or a week of constricted diet, it's about daily, ongoing hopelessness. No hope of being able to better your situation as you're running to stand still, no hope of things turning around, not knowing if you can make the rent his month or end up in the gutter - when your mind is weighed with all these worries you don't have the capacity to get out there and resolve it, just sink lower as things get pricier (transport, heating, food, accommodation) whilst the pay cheque stays the same n(or even shrinks with overtime cutbacks).
I've been there, it's horrifying, I was near to the point of wanting to end it all as I played sick so I could work from home as I didn't have enough money to fill the gas tank for the fifty mile drive to work, cruising the reduced food isle at the local discount supermarket so I could eat that day.
I was lucky, I was helped out of it, I wouldn't have been able to do it myself, I'd've still been there, or maybe have finally gone through with the other option.
Someone above wrote "When the rents go obscene, you should be buying/building new accomodation to get rich quick, not whine about income inequality." Sorry, but how fucking retarded are you, when someone can't afford fifty pence for a meal how the fuck are they supposed to invest in building new accommodation; when they're so tapped out taking loans to pay for travelling expenses who's going to give them a mortgage to buy property? Get your head out of your arse, I'm glad you've never had to be in such a position (evident by not understanding the problem) but don't try and lecture the choir when you know nothing.
The system needs reviewing, minimum wages need to be exactly that, not below the minimum to comfortably live - but then that's never going to happen when the 'elite' who've never had to struggle a day in their life to keep their family warm and fed can wipe away evidence of them stealing from the public purse as they feel like it and think we're too stupid to catch up with them - each of them being paid more than most for a job they then claim everything back as an expense whilst also having lucrative 'deals' with lobbyists to further sell out their country.
..about mobile payments.
Google wallet was introduced years ago but could I use it? No, because my airtime provider were developing their own (now passed up on and forgotten) so they blocked Google's move preventing customers from doing what they wanted.
Now we have the other side doing exactly the same, all profiteering placed ahead of customers being able to simplify theirs lives.
When I beta'd Windows 7 (or was it Vista, slept since) and all the talk of the improved taskbar (must be Vista then) I griped about the lack of multi monitor support and having to use third party applications to give me a taskbar on each screen and I was told I'm doing it wrong and muscle memory for where applications should be would speed people up...I guess, if that's how that person thinks and uses a computer, and we know everyone thinks and uses a computer the same..
Iterations later and...still using third party apps for multiple monitor taskbar support..
They don't claim 1 million [i]installs[/i], just 1 million [i]sign-ups[/i] to the program. I've signed up and downloaded and ISO but haven't found the time to tinker with it as yet, wonder how many out of the mil haven't actually installed it..