Re: Cognitive dissonance
Reminds me of the Labour party spending all that time & effort on fox hunting.
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Reminds me of the Labour party spending all that time & effort on fox hunting.
Rather depends if the OS is necessary to open the thing. It might just be an ordinary safe, with some extras bolted on. Does it still work if you unplug it, maybe waiting for the UPS to run down?
Norway is a lovely place full of fine beer & chocolate, and magnificent scenery....
Apparently deficient in public lavatories, however.
Not specifically web sites, but Visual Studio has tools that can profile power usage by an app. This is really for apps that you're going to submit to the store, so I guess they're expecting to be installed on Phones/Tablets where this would matter.
I hope it was made clear to all the 'end-users' of their spyware,that if they wished to see the source code of the programs that were 'bugging' them, they need to visit the url below etc, etc.
I believe this is normally a requirement if you distribute software containing GPL code. Quite a few consumer routers, for example, use GPL software and this is often referred to in the documentation, with a copy of the GPL on the accompanying CD.
Well it's kind of rare to come across someone who doesn't believe that a person should be tried by a jury of his peers.
What kind of system would you prefer?
A jury of his pears.
I also blacklisted DoubleClick, and it cut my traffic down too.
I think this is quite subtle.
1) The music biz never cared about copying (unless on an industrial scale, a copy for a mate is ok) They still don't.
2) Laws which are widely ignored and pretty much unenforceable (as in this case) are not good and so the government wishes to tidy this up.
3) The attempted solution was effectively the same as the case of photographers right to their work, which the government attempted to co-opt.
4) Effectively the government was trying to deprive the 'music biz' of a legal right, that has value, without paying compensation.
5) Unsurprisingly the 'music biz' is unhappy about this.
Love or hate the music biz, I doubt many people would be in favour of a government that confiscates it's companies or citizens property or rights without compensation.
It's the same as asking me to pay for bank shareholders losses for a bank that I don't use.
Which if you're a UK taxpayer, and don't bank with RBS, HSBC or Lloyds, is exactly what happened.
That struck me as well. They don't appear to be asking for anything other than 'shut the site down', so this looks a possible motivation.
According to the book, he spent his time at Goldman trying to maintain out of date code in the HFT era. He was leaving to join another company, that would have been a competitor of Goldman's. The code he copied was mostly open-source, but would have been of no practical or commercial use. A large part of why he was leaving was to be able to start a new codebase from scratch - designed for the job. Old cruft would not have been helpful;.
He also says in the book, that GS were happy to use open-source, but didn't contribute their changes back. Perfectly OK, depending on the license - but not really in the spirit of the thing.
While the rest is rather cruel (and funny), this part does seem to make some sort of sense
In fact, this can save us the hassle of having to write / pay for a speech recognition engine.
especially given the other comments on the shortcomings of translation engines. My favourite, from a long time ago, was translating "out of sight out of mind", into "invisible idiot". There would be a need for quality control if we did this, to prevent one illiterate educating another.
This isn't something only the French have done. I remember some senior management of one of the gambling firms being arrested in the USA, on the basis that they took bets from Americans. Personally I think what Uber are doing in France is far more reprehensible.
Agreed on Here.
I'm a little curious about the Uber statement that Mapping is at the heart of what makes Uber great. It seems to me that mapping is far from being a core process, although maybe this should be taken as a warning that they're going to put even more effort into tracking their users?
PFI was conceived by the previous Conservative government. In opposition Labour pointed out it's problems, and then when they came to power they continued with it. While Labour were in power, the Conservatives opposed it. Now they are in power, it continues under the new name of PFI2 (or maybe PFI-rebooted, or some other thing).
bit like the post Chernobyl joke. The British sent some advisors to help out. they advised changing the name.
Google Winscale and Sellafield if young enough not to get it.
Governments need to get better at helping people transition from dying industries into something more productive, rather than flinging them on the scrapheap or propping up a redundant way of working at vast cost to the rest of us.
Remembering the miners, there was a foul, dangerous job, that no-one sane would want to do. For all that it was well paid, and better than no job at all, which was pretty much the choice.
Is that like longpig?
takes all kinds to make a world.
Why did you shoot him 66 times?
I ran out of bullets.
<re keyboard connector> This is a compromise though, since in this position you cannot easily tap icons on the taskbar.
This is mostly what I use the pen for
c:\>ipconfig /flushdns maybe?
Usually works for me anytime I edit and save the hosts anyway.
But still spoofed in Private Eye.
with the help of libertarian-minded Republicans, the president was shot down.
Yeah, we wouldn't want that happening everywhere.
The Co-operative Bank's creaking IT is so shaky it should be sold off, according to senior government officials.
If it's that rubbish, why do they think someone will buy it? Who? Maybe the government?
While I see your point, if your search provides an app for the client you're using, (we're discussing the windows app store so you're either using windows phone or win 8.*) , the most obvious way for you to obtain and install this app is by visiting the store.
If you're not a developer or corporate bod it's mildly difficult to install an app onto a windows phone, if you don't do it through the store. All the store apps are windows runtime (IIRC) and I have a feeling that this also applies to tablet/pc versions of Windows.
Hey, Obama, don't you have a snooper's charter to push through Congress ?
Is that the translation of the message?
Originally, Judge William Alsup of the US District Court of Northern California ruled that APIs are not copyrightable.
However, in May 2014 the US Appeals Court of the Federal Circuit in Washington DC overturned Judge Alsup's ruling, saying it had no choice but to uphold software copyrights"until either the Supreme Court or Congress tells us otherwise".
I don't think anybody is arguing that software shouldn't be subject to copyright law. They're arguing that an API doesn't contain any material that is coyright-able. Same argument was made in IBM vs SCO, I think.
Do they really think people are that thick?
More or less, yes, or at least lazy.
It makes a good headline, and they know most people won't bother to work out if this is already the case, or not.
And I thought Florida was known as the Queen's Land of America...
noun - vegetable similar to cabbage but better designed.
I particularly liked '...aimed to take advantage of our estimated commercial achievements.'
Properly configured, you can run powershell locally and have the commands execute on a remote machine. You don't need to remote desktop to get to it.
surely bitter experience?
Katarina, at 15, can't watch Gigli due to the sex, but she's been pictured numerous* times with a pipe in her mouth.
As an addict myself, it's probably still less bad than watching Gigli, mind you.
* as in, I can't bothered to go back and count but it's more then 3.
I read that first as " emailing photographs of a member to the public
Typical Met response to any enquiry?
It wasn't missing, or any different from any other article, when I opened it in a tab about 30 minutes ago.
yeah, wonderful phrase.
If they know what grep is, sure.
I suppose there might be possibly be a use for this - checking if granny is still alive? Otherwise, is there really someone on the planet that would want to do this? More than once??
have strippers. Memorial services in Donglow on the other hand
Not a twitter user, and if 'hold me tight, tiny donkey' is a typical topic, won't be joining soon.
phrase of the week? and it's only Monday.
The goal is to make the meter reading easier.
I think that's only one of the goals, some others include
allowing the energy co. to control your power supply when they need to
making consumption more apparent to the consumer, in the hope that they will moderate their use, thus assisting in meeting EU energy targets
Yes, your example is quite simple. Now take a look at some of the licensing terms for more complex software, like Sql Server or Oracle's DB. Should I be paying per seat, per server/ per core? How do virtual machines count? Do I pay differently for dev / uat servers than live servers?
I remember Oracle trying to suggest that every user of data that had been in a database needed an Oracle license. That meant if I export some data to csv, bring it in to Excel and send it to you, YOU need an Oracle license. I wasn't on the negotiating team, but I don't think they won that one. We were a pretty big Oracle user though, so we were already paying for buckets of licenses.
This sounds a great deal like something Microsoft have - called API management, in Azure.
Lets say you're the BBC. You have lots of data with a set of services to return query results. You want to sell this, with maybe different rates for the number of queries per month, more detailed results = more money etc. You could build your own tool to manage this stuff (with the analytics) or you go to Apigee.
The valuation is presumably based on speculation that this will become a big money spinner and Apigee will get a slice.