357 posts • joined 7 Aug 2009
"I am quite clear that any member of the public who does not associate with potential terrorists or serious criminals or individuals who are potentially involved in actions which could raise national security issues for the UK can be assured that none of the interception agencies which I inspect has the slightest interest in examining their emails, their phone or postal communications or their use of the internet, and they do not do so to any extent which could reasonably be regarded as significant," he wrote."
So, no reassurance at all then.
The Americans have been able to implement a pretty decent parody exception without too much argument. Also, we are are not the US, it is unlikely that lawyers (Or as we call them in this country, "Barristers/Solicitors"), will make huge chunks of change off it.
Wonder what happened to the format shifting (For personal use) exception we were promised?
Also, We have an "unwritten constitution" or as anyone who doesn't work in the government like to say, "we don't have a constitution." The EU has one tho, although i struggle to see how that would apply.
Re: No surprise
The reason this is news is that the Soyuz is generally so reliable.
Still, i seem to have missed the bit which said everyone died a horrible fiery death, which i assume from your comment actually happened. You would think from the article that they had a minor failure with the maneuvering computer...
Oh wait a sec, that's actually all that happened!
I had explained to me Why this is a bad thing. I have heard a whole bunch of weak excuses from various trade bodies, which mostly boil down to "We cant screw over netflix". They say this will allow them to reduce prices, but prices for Broadband in the EU is relatively good anyway, and i cant see a price drop of a couple of euros being anything like worth the downside for consumers.
(That's the benefit of having competition in our markets, US take note)
having seen our pet Tosser Incestor in the past. I expect he will get his board members to either distribute the cash or do a share buy-back. Either of which will increase the size of his money hoard. (Of course, it will affect ebay in the long term, but he will be long gone by then).
Re: Carl Icahn...
Carl Ichan's absolute, sole, one interest in this is to make money for Carl Ichan at whoever's expense.
It doesn't matter that in the long run, it will cost Ebay and its investors money, or that it will cost money in the short run to do any split, because he will get his paypal shares, put them in an bucket with the Ebay ones, sell them, then go along and annoy the f*k out of someone else.
You could also try..
cos that word certainly isn't in any of their dictionaries.
The fab certainly helps, (and indeed Intel's fabs are about the only reason they can compete in this space), but ARM is about a third less transistors than SPARC (500,000 as opposed to 855,000), and that has an impact as well. The Design would also have an impact (In modern digital IC's, Heat is mostly produced when transistors switch, so if you have many more transistors, but only very few of them switch at any one time, that would reduce power as well, but personally i dont know about that one.
There is also a bigger base of design engineers familiar with the workings of ARM, and that is a factor as well.
So we british still have a leg up when it comes to empathising with alien species....
UK: "Darn, the weather is a bit off today isnt it? Fancy some tea?"
While ARM chips are lower power, Intel is catching up. and they have smaller processes and a huge engineering staff to throw at the process.
However, i suspect one of the reasons ARM is so attractive to Facebook is that you can roll your own, including rolling dedicated feature processors, SSH processors, dedicated hardware for loops that run a lot, dedicated fast comms links to backend databases (Possibly on the same board or all on one chip)
Basically, customising the chip to most efficiently run *their* workload. Thats just not something you can currently do with X86.
Raw power consumption is only really one part of the puzzle.
More lols from
From the company who's hardware basically *is* the internet backbone
Re: The disks may go, but the blocks will remain
I would disagree on that. Blocks are a convenient way of arranging sections of data managably.
Thats why they are used in disks, tapes, Memory layouts, MMUs, Video displays and so on.
After all, (simplifying), a computer is basically a state machine which fetches data from memory, performs actions on it, then stores it back. These days it does it a lot faster, they can run multiple instructions at once, a lot of IO devices have their own computers inside, and they are immensely compact, but if you explained the basics of how a modern PC worked to someone designing a digital computer in the 1950's, they would recognise most of how it works.
Got a book in my collection called "Science shapes tomorrow", which is 1962 vintage. It said Commercial fusion was about 30 years away.
Wierldy enough, the BBC documentary i saw also said it was about 40 years away. What a diffference 50 years makes eh?
I dont get it...
You can do this anyway, Just create the user and dont give them "Select any table", but give them privilages to play in their own schema. We do that all the time.....
You can do something similar with mysql... and i assume almost every other RDBMS.....
I suspect Oracle would prefer you didnt because you would only be paying for one oracle instance, rather than a number of them, but its perfectly ok to do it..
Oracle would be fantatic for secret projects..
After all, no-one has ever been able to the same figure twice out their pricing models for decades! and even their sales-droids cant figure it out.
Re: Free as a bird!
And their right to graduate.
Re: Sounds like a biased judge
They *are* guilty to sharing these confidential documents. They have admitted as much.
All this is doing is finding out the extent of the guilt, and unsurprisingly, the judge wants some oversight of that.
This is remarkibly sloppy by Samsung's lawyers, and could cost them a lot in the courtroom in the larger case. Which is annoying because i really want Samsung to win that.
Thats not a bad idea. I moved from Coffee to Tea a few years ago, and turned into much less of an asshole almost overnight. You really dont know how much the coffee affects you until after you give it up.
Of course the first week was a bitch...
"Thats why memory sticks, which are easilly pushing 1 million transistors, rarely require extra cooling."
I mean Billion of course. Sorry.
If most of it is cache memory, probably not that much more.
The Transistors in Microchips only use significant power when they are switching, so if they switch only rarely (In digital terms), Eg as in memory, they dont generate much heat.
Thats why memory sticks, which are easilly pushing 1 million transistors, rarely require extra cooling.
That was common in the early computing era.
Heck, the ZX spectrum does something similar. If you put your code in the upper 32K it will run at full speed, but in the lower 16k where the video memory is, it will get interruped by the ULA on a regular basis, which among other things, will totally screw up critical timing loops.
As i found out when i tried to write a speccy speedloader back in 1988.
... And now there in the news again. No doubt claiming victimisation.
Re: The Halting Problem in different guises.
"The point of a sandbox is that, once inside, the program has the run of the sandbox. But if you don't let ANYTHING in the sandbox post a tweet or access the contact list, then it doesn't matter what it ASKS to do - it gets nothing back"
Thats fine unless the purpose of the app allows these things. Or the user doesnt care.
This was a news feed app. Most of them have "Retweet" buttons these days. As for the contacts button, does it have a "Send article by email" option?
You certainly couldnt stop it from accessing websites, cos as a news feed app, that would make it pointless.
Re: Barbie girl, landing on a Barbie world
Actually, isnt one of the demonstrator worlds made by Magrothea in the original Hitchikers guide TV series purpley pink?
Re: Employee Motivation
Just pay you for the extra time.
Or make you finish 10 minutes early so you have 10 minutes to get checked.
Or Get better detection and searching tech so it doesnt take all that time.
TBH, as far as phones are concerned, in europe, they can all be remotely locked via their IMEI numbers, so the fact they cant seem to do this with phones nicked from the store in the US seems to be a failiure of will on Apple's part.
Re: I really shouldn't do this but ...
This is a common misconception, but from experience, its not true.
I have taken some knock off chargers apart, and can tell you that a lot of them lack basic safety features such as proper seperation between HV and LV sections, Input surge protection and in some cases even basic regulation. One of the ones i took apart even had a thin layer of hot glue as the only protection between the live terminal pin and the PCB.
Never torn down a proper Apple adapter, but having seen some teardowns in other places, these are much better quality.
It may however stop the troll companies pushing profits to offshore tax havens. at least if they want any bargining power in the ITC.
Whats more, at a quick glance, it looks like Google is most at fault. The truth only comes out when you read it properly, which a lot of people wont do! (So its not technically incorrect)
All in all, seems like towing the party line for the current administration.
(Note, I use the joke icon, but i'm not actually certain i am joking at this point)
Re: Android is not a saviour
Actually, your missing a third company who are profiting from Android, Microsoft if all those patent agreements are anything to go by..
Wonder if Nokia's agreement with MS covers the MS patents? if they do, it may actually be less of a pain to do Android.
This app accesses the archive on WOS directly so you dont have to keep the MP3;s around.
Also, WOS isnt an archive for "Abandonware", they get permission for all the stuff they make available on there.
Its a good example of doing it properly.
two points i disagree on...
That Copyright is time limited. It is effectively *not* time limited due to the constant extensions being put on it.
Although Bastard Inc could set up their own registry, someone else less of an asshole could also set up one, and a Diligent search would have to include them both.
Saying that, I feel the government should be pushing back on things like copyright extensions, (Should be 20+20 max), and properly define Fair use. This does seem more than a little silly. At most it should be a specific exclusion for Archival purposes.
What so you mean...
*Both* the people in N Korea who are allowed to see the internet may be inconvenienced.?
So much pointlessness, so little time...
Is that a recent change then? cos when i used to use mysqldump to do backups of my personal website, i remember quite happilly piping the output through gzip.
"you use Windows as your web server" jokes officially end here..
Until next week..
Windows server has always be better for for Active directory, exchange and some Windows client related stuff, as you would expect of products that are inexorably tied together. however, other servers, have always beaten Windows server for pretty much everything else. Especailly IIS.
MS seems to have made some inroads into catching up. Then we can wait another 4 years while the rest of the world leaves MS in the dust again.
This doesnt seem to have changed a thing.
"It's particularly worrying that the best advice offered is repeatedly to simply update antivirus protection – far more sophisticated and sustained responses are needed."
It's particularly worrying that the best advice offered is repeatedly to simply update antivirus protection – far more expensive responses are needed.
There, corrected for you.
Re: Well done!
Ah, but i've seen the "Adventures of Kim jong un" cartoons on Youtube.
Its all a cover, He's probably been quietly farting "Friendship missiles" into orbit for years.
Re: Good job he wasn't a diplomat
Well thats not an uncommon opinion of people of his age, especially as his Fiancee was killed by a German bomb.
Re: Must not throw old computer kit away...
if you can find one that old, you may be able to connect an old 3.5" Fdd, (the 720K ones, NOT the 1.44Mb ones as the interface changed slightly)
Alternatively, you may want to try a null modem cable to another PC (Although serial ports are starting to become an extinct species) (I remember laplink years ago, do they still make that?)
I seem to remember i managed to get Minix on to a 1640 not too many years ago, Cant remember how i did it though. I suspect i may have put the hard drive card into a 486 that was obsolete enough to still have 16 bit slots and with a bios still able to understand 8 bit hard drive controllers.
Re: Is there something in the coffee?
Leave the cup for a few days and see :-)
But what about..
3D monster maze, originaly written for the zx81 in 1981!
Re: will have destroyed the embryos too.
I'm sure you would be surprised at the amount of places, especially small businesses, who have had to learn this the hard way.
Re: Far enough the USA were Tards
Its also worth noting that the MP3's in question could have been legally ripped. from his own collection. Unlike in Blighty, this is legal in the US.
Re: seems reasonable
"Standing by and helping people break the law is generally considered illegal, in most cases." ***
*** unless you work in politics or banking.
Re: Won't anyone think of the HSE?
I suspect they dont care and are concerned with Real issues.
I would argue it would have been more important
6 months ago, while there still doubts about the copyrightability of API's.
Fortunately, it would appear that little idea is now out of the window due to the Oracle-google spat.
So not particulary at the moment.
Re: Wonderful... NOT
Certainly in the UK, Any one of numerous Utility company GIS's were doing this two decades ago, Except with pipework, pumps and other paraphenalia. (Sometimes those buried valves and loggers are dfficult to find without a map)
I worked on one shortly after i left Uni, Trying to remember when that was though. It certainly wasnt later than 1995,
Re: Cisco and China
Its fine, they just make the workers wear blindfolds when assembling it all.
Re: And all those US chips designed in Israel?
Why is a discussion involving Mossad automatically an Anti-semetic rant?
Mossad get up to stuff the CIA can only dream of including kidnappings and assassinations.
Do you really think they wouldnt if given the choice?
Of course, this equally applies to the CIA and MI6.
When there is money to made, and there is no law preventing it.
Re: For once
No, because the advertisers will ignore the flag if its from IE. Its not something that would be implemented in the browser, only the ad server can choose to deal with it.