Re: Early developments?
Probably not, given that Bell and Marconi hadn't gotten around to doing their respective stuff.
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Probably not, given that Bell and Marconi hadn't gotten around to doing their respective stuff.
Tax any of a very long list of things that can't be moved, like keyboards and door hinges
Keyboards can be moved. Although it's often cheaper to discard the one over here* and buy a new one over there**, with the one over there often allocated to another person than the one whose keyboard was discarded.
* here being, you know, here.
* not here.
find a De-Walt with a HSS bit drill through the platters a few times.
Even better, if you have access to a CNC router, is to program it so that it eats away the disk from one side. Soon the router bit will hit the platters, which will start to spin ... If things go well, you'll be left with just platter dust.
(wear safety glasses)
And to themselves
Ever paid for mainframe development or bought off-the-shelf unix workstation software?
Bespoke Windows Server software isn't cheap either. And where mainframe/mini software teams usually know what they're doing, Windows software builders always seem to be struggling with those foreign concepts such as fail-over, fail-safe, redundancy and load-sharing, basically writing single-server software that tries to yell "I can't cope, please help me" if something goes wrong, hoping that the other system will take over and then huddling in a corner, sobbing.
Same holds for a fair pile of commercial Linux software, BTW. Relying on a development beta filesystem to keep track of who's master in a multi-system environment (they call it a cluster. I know clusters, and this isn't one), and then requiring the entire lot to be rebooted when the filesystem loses track of something or other? Bwahaha. Snort. Giggle.
"Microsoft, the VW family sedan of IT, wants to be tech's new Rolls-Royce"
They're already like the other part or Rolls-Royce, the bit making jet engines: sucking and blowing at the same time. They even had a database engine ominously called Jet, which very appropriately caused anything odd getting in to it get utterly shredded, or have the engine itself disintegrate most spectacularly.
It would be easier if I could sketch it out, but I'll try.
Imagine a line running vertically through the centre of the photo. Real-world lines parallel to this line will appear to converge on the same point on the horizon as this centreline; the further out (left or right) they start from this centreline, the greater the projected angle of this parallel line to the vertical is. In this case, there are two similar-sized objects a similar distance from the centreline as well as the camera, so their (parallel) shadows will appear as having roughly the same angle to the vertical. And would converge on the same point on the horizon if those shadows were sufficiently long. In other words, this is why you see what you see, and the wide angle lens, which the Zeiss Biogon 60mm is, will exacerbate that effect.
In photos not taken with the sun/light source right in the photographer's back, the effect (still present) gets overwhelmed by the angular projection of the objects with respect to the vertical centreline.
Wide angle lens
Public knowledge is one thing, if you have documents providing detail, and background, it takes that knowledge to a higher level. Sure, you claim those documents are fake, so let's see some proof of that.
One of the interesting aspects of this is how it's going to extend. Will the court rule it impossible to process personal data in the UK? Or France? Or India?
I know of at least one Australian business that had to roll back its offshoring plans because certain categories of data can not be held abroad, and not even handled by someone abroad. But in the EU ruling it clearly hinges on the relevant data protection laws in the US and relevant treaties between the US and the EU. So if India has the same level of data protection as the US then I suspect it will fall afoul of the EU rules too; if they're more EU-like, then proportionally less of a problem.
No, the recipient is the one using GMail, and is causing the mail to be exported. And whether email is private or not is irrelevant in this respect
Think about this, anyone that implemented a DR solution 5 years ago will probably find that the process is dated and rubbish by now...as are the associated security practices...
And trying to get them up to date costs money. Which will cause the Beancounter Department to go apeshit bananas, because "did it add to our profits since the last time you came in here begging?"
1. Is there an attacker that wants to do this?
Yes. Even if it doesn't look like a lucrative target, it will be attacked. To borrow the words from the mountaineer George Mallory: "Because it's there". And infrastructure IS a lucrative target.
2. Do they know how?
Sure. Maybe not now, but that's a moot point.
Why would you?
a bit of a "W" sound between the "T" and "U"
Simple, you take the E6 from Trondheim to Stjørdal, turn off at the airport, then take the 705. You can also get there by train.
$Diety save us
Sod it, I want the full-fat hellfire and brimstone, not the one with only 30% damnation.
Maybe. My bet is that this is a 'performance art'
stunt erm... performance
An, ahem, cunning stunt, shirley.
That said, the problem is not that they are 'dumb', it's that they are arrogant and self-righteous and either haven't thought their idea through properly or simply don't care that it is certain to cause people distress
I'm starting to get the feeling that they are dumb in another way than generally expressed here: thinking that they can out-troll the Internet by whipping up a shitstorm based on a vapourware app that so far shows little if any signs of actually being in development.
Sorry, ladies, the concept was not too bad, the execution, however, is rather lacking. I'd rate it 0.17 4Chans. Which means it's bad enough that it'll still take a lot of effort going forward into decent trollery, while at the same time you just ripped whatever professional reputation you might have had to shreds
so the review goes live instead of into your inbox for 48 hours***
Whose inbox? The one on Peeple that I don't know about because the Fine Character who claimed to know me nicely provided the wrong phone number so the notification didn't reach me?
Or a Farcebook inbox that Peeple assume is mine (but demonstrably isn't)?
Sometimes I think we should have special cases were lawyers are banned in disputes, and the decision is completely down to the weight of numbers on each side, and how many iron bars they happened to have brought along. The owners of the site might find themselves slightly outnumbered...
A couple of lawyers won't make a difference regarding being outnumbered or not, but it'll be increasing the motivation on the side of the bar-wielders.
The way I read their T&C, your rating will be deleted if you get rated by someone you don't know.
I foresee a lot of people not knowing who the fsck rated them negatively.
Really? That doesn't match with "has an MBA"
They're just playing the game by the rules we set them.
The rules I set them are the firewall and routing rules.
Advertisers don't always adhere to the real-life rules we have set, which will probably be for a different jurisdiction anyway. And in the end it's MY system, on which I get to rule what's allowed or not. So if that hurts your business model, you're using the wrong model.
So if you buy a bike and give the store your email address
It's not "my email address". It's an email address unique to that store that ends up un my mailbox.
<i.Then, as you surf the web with your Google account cookie in hand</i>
My what? There's no "my Google account" and hence no "my Google account cookie".
Pro: programs would stay smaller, by virtue of the sheer effort of adding options.
Con: I'm glad I can code for different architectures in what's essentially a single language, with only the hardware-specific stuff being different.
Bloody hell, where does the time go...?
Maybe it's time for the SPB to, like the ESA's a couple of months back, go visit the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, the guys who run, among other boffinish things, the DCF77 time signal. They may have an answer to that.
At least these won't then set fire to your oak bath.
What it is, looking at the layout, is the fastest Reliant Robin in the world.
So, is Jeremy Clarkson already working on that one? The advantage of jet propulsion is that it won't matter much whether it's tipped over or not.
Pricks for the Effing Treatment of Authors.
The pressure group claims "Naruto has the right to own and benefit from the copyright in the Monkey Selfies in the same manner and to the same extent as any other author."
I can see merit in the argument that the monkey has the right to benefit to SOME extent from the copyright on the picture, by virtue of having SOME involvement in its creation, for instance through a percentage of the proceeds being used in support of preserving its habitat. In this case I'd consider 25..30% to be a fair rate, less in a case where it's something like an IR trigger placed along a known track. In some cases this support may have already been (partly) fulfilled via nature reserve access permit fees and the like.
But, while IANAL, assigning copyright to an entity which can neither express consent with the terms of an usage contract, nor appoint a representative who can do so on its behalf (and ipso facto, neither accept nor reject a representative claiming to represent it)? Excuse me, that's monkey business.
 Does he actually answer to the name ?
If a monkey can hold (C)
They can. Although it's usually the company that employs them to excrete "programs" and "apps" that actually holds the copyright.
The best outcome would be the issue causing PETA collective brain lockup.
 The biological item, not necessarily the intellectual processes occurring therein.
technology that's heading out the door.
Stuck in the door frame, rather.
If the current systems date back from the 1960's, they'll be proper mainframes, not VAX (and certainly not Alpha) minis, so SIMH won't cut it. Has someone written an IBM 1170 emulator for the RasPi already?
A PC is a system you can forget a tool in.
A minicomputer is a system you can forget a toolchest in.
A mainframe is a system you can forget a service technician in.
So the server will be safe then until some miscreant develops malware that scans the local network and spreads to whatever systems it finds that can be infected.
Next thing that will happen, if it doesn't already, is that this kind of malware will just sit there, hidden, for a month or two, and then activate. Even if you have a backup regime with sufficient generations that you can re-create an uninfected system, and you have a way to tell, your business data will be rather fscked.
It's going to be called Xenix ME.
At least Linux is still truly free... at least until MS releases their distro.
So? No-one forces you to use a particular distro, so even if MS is going to release theirs (which I doubt will happen; it's something that fills a particular internal need) and it's payware, why would you switch to Xenix ME?
I presume you need it to defeat the Balrog?
This day and age, it's usually the Billrog you need to defeat.
Actually, it's the Amulet of Vendor you need
There are magnetics-based theft-detection widgets. At a record library I worked at we had a system by 3M, consisting of strips stuck on the items, a detector gate and activating/deactivating units. Giving items out you passed them over one end of the unit (which had some kind of sensor, triggering a *thunk* sound), getting them returned you passed them over the other end. The detector gate had a switch mat; if you didn't step on it leaving with a still-activated item, it didn't beep. But that was 25 years ago.
Common anti-theft labels are basically a tuned circuit, optionally with a smart widget powered by exciting the circuit, and what happens at the counter when you buy the item is that they blow a fusible link (usually by overloading the coil with a strong pulse) disabling or detuning the circuit. RFID works similarly, but it's designed to be not disabled so easily (although, given enough energy, anything electronic will croak).
They (the visitors) remarked that they did encounter that, but it varied heavily with where they were. More often here around the border with Germany, even though one would expect people being used to switching between dialect and common Dutch (and often Low German too). Apparently that doesn't give them the flexibility to deal with Afrikaans.
For a Dutchman Afrikaans is close enough to Dutch that the brain will try to understand it but at the same time get a massive headache because you can't understand a word of it.
Je praat poep.
I can readily understand 95% of a conversation in Afrikaans once I get "tuned" into the accent and the tonal inflections.
With Frisian, I need to switch my brain to Danish.
It's not simplified; it's been more or less isolated from Dutch since the 17th century, and has been developing independently. I can read and understand it with just the occasional word needing some extra thought, and when we had guests from SA visiting we all could converse in our own language. It's got less foreign loan-words than Dutch (as does Flemish, BTW), and for stuff that has entered the language since the split they obviously have different, but usually perfectly comprehensible, words.
Err, it's been called eComstation for at least a decade now, so Apple haven't been paying attention.
They never get their own signals drowned out by boat engines and ultrasonic rangefinders, yes?
I refer the honourable gentleman to Douglas Adams and Marc Carwardine's lack of encounter with the Yangtze River Dolphin, and the acoustic impression of the underwater environment in said river.