"I see what you did there"
Making statements that use guilt by association, <sarcasm><selfReferential><godwin>like Hitler did?</godwin></selfReferential></sarcasm>
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Making statements that use guilt by association, <sarcasm><selfReferential><godwin>like Hitler did?</godwin></selfReferential></sarcasm>
"However Starbucks did not appreciate the ... hacker's quiet disclosure ..."
Well, now that the corporation's stance regarding disclosure has been stated publicly, the next bug permitting fraud will be announced on-stage with widespread reporting. Let's see them then take 10 days to fix the monetary leak. Why doesn't any corporation think about "next time"?
I commented on another article weeks ago, mentioning something that just doesn't seem to have, um, registered yet.
I have to believe that all these cars have a cameras trained on many different angles to capture not only the telemetry by which they navigate, but also to capture the "what happened" for review. That that review would be as interesting to the law and insurance companies and others seems to have been skipped over.
I use as my jumping off point all the brouhaha over Google's StreetView and everybody screaming about invasion of privacy. They were even sued when mistakenly driving down someone's driveway.
Now how many cars do you think StreetView had active at any one time? And how many times do they come back and re-do views? (They've redone my street once in 5+ years)
Now what about when half the cars in the West are instrumented to continuously record everything going on around them? All the time and everywhere? There will be no privacy on streets. (Whether I'm for or against the concept of "privacy in public" is moot, but some feel quite strongly about this)
Why haven't I seen any mention of this?
"nxFileLine: ensure that a file contains a specific line and/or does not contain lines matching a given pattern."
Like grep? They've replicated a very small part of grep as new software for only their environment? They just don't get 'tools', do they?
Note how they say it "manage lines" - it doesn't. It just greps a file. Is this grandiosity or ignorance, I never can tell with MS...
Can you really get paid to railroad your own client into jail? Hmm, if the client (now bankrupt) refuses to pay, can you then demand the state pay your expenses? Can a client really be so stupid as to arrange for both prosecutor and 'defense' to be trying to put them in jail?
Wasn't Fiorina the one photographed at a company business meeting on-stage with an enormous pair of (nonfunctioning but strategically placed) balls? Somehow I think that she could win a large share of votes in America with just that picture. I despair I do.
Wow, pause for a breath dude. I hate Microsoft for its multiple betrayals of self and others, but you had me wiping the imagined spittle off the inside of my screen from your misplaced rant.
"... work only well on Windows?" I've tried it only on Windows so far, but the only limitation I see is the usual limited editing operations I would expect from the Windows mindset. (No new editor can ever approach the range of features *required* unless it has gestated for a couple years with user feedback in watt-ton quantities. I'll be staying with Vim for awhile more.
If nothing else this "hello from Seattle" is interesting for its DNA. An MS product based on JS/TS, running within the (formerly named Atom Shell) Electron shell from Github, which uses Node.js as the JS engine, and also uses the Chrome browser (Chromium) underneath for the HTML windows. Elvis is back and saying "merci, 非常感谢, ευχαριστώ πολύ" !
So does the implicit extension of this ruling require stores to say how many people are watching the in-store security cameras and for what purposes? Given the number of anti-shoplifting cameras that already exist in these stores, if you simply temporarily hired enough 'researchers' to report on shoppers 'footfall' by watching the monitors and making manual notes, that would be the same thing as just ruled ilegal?
Would stationing an employee outside on a mall bench and having them manually note 'walk-bys' vs. 'walk-ins' vs. 'window-shopping' be a violation of people's legal rights?
This really seems like "technology is evil!" so rule against them.
Maybe it will make more sense re-read a couple times, but I'm scratching my noggin now because of all the moving parts, yet a suspicion no good governance will be in the actual outcome. Perhaps a simple question to elicit more information?
How is this different from how the 'leaders' of Hong Kong are 'elected'?
Remember this is a politician...
"... about trying to boost votes than ..."
Ain't it great?
I still hoard toothbrushes. After I'd used one to lovingly defuzz a drum you wouldn't want to use that toothbrush again. But the print would be so sharp afterwards! Strangely though, the same people who wanted me to clean the drum for the improved printing wouldn't want me to touch the paper after that - blue/black fingers - so shift end was quiet for me, just tickling the holes in the digits and caressing the drummmmm......
which this new product claims to support, though why Microsoft would choose to do that for free I don'.... oh
So if I suck down a component file from your web site, and analyse it offline for vulnerabilities, this skirts around the legal difficulties of being an Invading! Evil! Hackerist! ? After all, I did nothing but accept the files your site sent me, right?
And if people start selling site profiles and example exploits to others, that isn't illegal, as they themselves are not penetrating a web site, right? They're just saying hey look over there that parked car is unlocked.
Umm, okay, now how about the academic and investigatory exemptions? A survey in the public interest isn't illegal, right?
Politics, legal codes, and morality... Sheesh! I'll think I'll keep my head down and keep coding!
Paired with the almost simultaneous news that Google is giving up on Google Code in deference to the success of other organizations in that 'development' space, like GitHub, Goggle seems schizoid at best. They are showing all the mentally palsied symptoms of a company too big to be rational.
If they would partner with GitHub and SourceForge to foster the open development arena under the .dev domain they would come out heroes. But keeping it for themselves only? Sounds like "locked supply closet" type company stupidity.
"If however, anyone feels personally abused, threatened, or otherwise uncomfortable due to this process, that is not acceptable."
Sounds progressive, except when carried too far...
"“Freedom of speech, in a space that aims to be as inclusive as possible, can be interpreted as hate speech,” the bill reads."
I call bullshit on all these "statements of conduct" that vainly hope to cater to or fend off every individual's interpretation of the moment. Every group is by definition made up of individuals, with their own usually divergent truths and self-prejudices held dear. Disagreements, disappointments, and often resulting in someone blaming someone for those.
If someone's not acting with a project's best interests at heart tell them so, and why. If someone lays an egg on a mail-list ask them to restate "more usefully". We've all seen even neutral plain prose interactions fail completely due to 'feelings'. And there is usually no mystery to those who have been following along, rather than those jumping in with pitchforks and blazing torches.
Quite amazing this progression, that since we are all supposed to be mature adults, we can't act on that basis without worrying someone's feelings will come up 'hurt'. Latitude and understanding from all parties in a conversation is what's required.
If you are more interested in telling everyone you are feeling hurt than you are in getting the subject at hand worked out, ain't no statement of conduct going to help.
I am sure the funding requests for that continue to get rubberstamped by the present Congress just as easily as the previous funding requests.
(Shoot, I'm 3.5 weeks early!)
Oh wait, no it isn't.
It _is_ proof that unexamined private business can be more stupid than is suspected of the government. That a business that won't explain its processes must be assumed to be hiding Hanlon's razor up its butt. As if the banking snarguffage wasn't a good enough demonstration.
It's hard enough to explain accidents from encountering the unexpected. (As the SO tried to explain "But the dear hit me, I didn't hit the dear!") Especially when no one is actually paying any attention.
When trying to explain to the police/insurance people how the car ended mounting the curb, I sure hope there's multiple camera angles recording everything.
But, you know, that brings up an interesting point I've not yet seen mentioned - video evidence.
Now everyone knows how absolutely freaked everyone was that G
evilgle was photographing the public vistas for street view. How much more freaked are they going to be that - due to liability concerns and legal defense needs - every auto auto will be covering front/sides/rear views with multiple cameras? Every auto auto, recording all the time everywhere they go!
A wrong turn up someone's driveway means lawsuits? Bwahahaha....
Instead of face-palm splat it sounds like *sploosh* and the lights go dark.
Hmm, you make it sound only as bad as a penile wart. It was much much worse.
Halverflake's statement didn't advocate foisting adware on users, but reiterated a reason 'why' it happens. So +1 for your being suspicious but -1 for reading comprehension.
And, you know, it is getting ridiculous the way everyone reflexively adds '!\!SA!!' to every discussion of malfeasance. Hey, remember Hanlon's Razor? Or like, you know, crop circles, aliens, poisoned wells, etc. etc. etc.
Are the voters electing terrorist fighters? Or are the terrorists selecting voter fighters? Or are the voters electing terrorists who will fight the voters on behalf of ... Oh I'm so confused....
Turned off the voice recognition first thing I got the new set last December. I figured the 'smart' in the TV wasn't smart enough, so kinda obvious they'd be echoing onto the network.
(I also disabled the WiFi, which again disabled the voice recognition, tho when Samsung properly supports Netflix that'll change (sigh))
"The capacity of workers, after being displaced, to find a new job that will eventually provide nearly comparable pay most often depends on the general knowledge of the worker and the ability of that individual to learn new skills," Greenspan said.
This is an academic economist talking about the real world, and the best he can offer for your life is: two steps forward, one backward, one forward, one backward, one forward, one backward ... until we decide you are unhireable.
The 20-hour work-week is nigh! Work for 25 years, out of work for 25 years, take the average ...
You are stuck out on one of the Lagrange points, aren't you? Not sure if you're coming or going, but definitely not in the here and now. And if you keep nibbling away at that asteroid in order to throw stones you'll just leave yourself hanging.
Besides the interesting efficiency of handling server requests (which is now possible with other software combos, I hear) there is the quite nice aspect of sharing code between the browser and server. Might not suit all projects, but sometimes it's nice to cut down the number of spinning plates.
"... when most journalists are either heading home to their families or already drunk."
And so the article we see now, 2 days later. Yep, some confessions are tucked away. Not blaming as such... :-)
... to punish those who build and sell devices so easily circumvented! Poverty and prison may not look so clever as proper development and testing. Oh at least make the sentences twice longer than the skipped development time.
Ah, well a kinder and gentler company like just about any airline has a much better
revenge alternative - coach seating.
I have seen the reports generated by the static analysis software at Coverity and find them *very* revealing. Someone registered an opensource project with them (free for opensource) and it found a couple _thousand_ "hey you might want to have someone look at these couple of lines right here". And some of those were "I'm pointing here at the dubious use of variable value, but that dubious value was set hundreds of lines earlier" gotchas.
I'm sure it would have generated an "unchecked possible use of null pointer" report on the mentioned bug line. And there are more than a couple other such services besides Coverity, free for some opensource projects at least.
May I ask WTF? How does a large critical opensource project not use free tools?
"Give us a get-out-of-jail explanation - no objections to exaggeration and making things up"
I think that was an intentional stupid typo joke. Gotta be, right? Right?
ElReg! You need to proof-read your articles, and not just periodically!
Love Marvin, I live Marvin (well, and Z'athr'as). But that movie left me with a terrible pain in all the sulci inside my skull.
"And they have done so despite the Great Firewall of China. You could even argue thanks to it."
Why would China wish to foster non-domestic companies? If it is difficult to conduct business within the country *because* it is cross-border business in the *wrong* direction, well, that serves "build the country".
There are multiple styles of protectionism, and saying you Western companies just don't understand the domestic market is both somewhat true and a definite excuse for obfuscation and obstruction.
Everybody loves a winner. They are fascinated by them, hence the gushing press. And I don't say that the winners are pre-ordained, except in one respect. They will be native Mandarin speakers exclusively.
Very narrow road ahead
Very sharp edges too...
Does using/requiring HTTPS break this addition of identifying headers by the mobile provider? Lovely capitalist tracking pigs fouling up the plans of the lovely fascist security tracking pigs?
"729 teraflops ...
nearly 71,000 AWS cores for an eight-hour run ...
completed nearly 620,000 compute-hours."
Trying to figure out what this means in AWS latent capacity. Am I really reading that AWS has high NN K cores just laying around - unused - just waiting for customers? I can understand a couple K cores just kinda loping along poking the spare database or serving a web page, waiting for a 'real' question to come along. But towards and beyond 100 K cores shooting the shit waiting for a good stretch-of-the-legs? How much capacity have they got just 'waiting'?
I've spent whole flights stuck in the back of a jet between the tail-mounted engines reexperiencing Koyaanisqatsi - something about the sync/de-sync between them - enough to wonder whether the composer had been traveling quite a bit before inspiration. But then I've always had Glass in my ears. I think they call it 'tinnitus'.
Two different quotes I reference:
The difference between prose and poetry is not that different languages are used, but that the same language is used, differently.
Elegant or ugly code as well as fine or rude sentences have something in common: they don't depend on the language.
I thought that was called "re-tweet"?
Hey, you can't arrest me, you said you had pizza!
So sue us...
"On behalf of the Pizza Industry we are incensed that the police imitated a pizza delivery person in order to arrest a criminal. Such subterfuge harms our member companies! Without the public's trust in honest cheese and crust civilization will collapse!"
Here, try out this new fancy car we're working on. Not ready for sale yet, but you get first looks. Here's the key...
BTW: The brakes don't work yet.... Ooooo.... Sorry!
Long ago in another age, MS stabbed IBM in the back and dropped OS2. A very prominent author got so irate at MS deep-sixing a finally rational API set, he swore he'd **never** write another book for Microsoft's APIs. Was that Petzold? Because strangely I have not in the last several years been able to track down exactly who that was... I sure though it was him, but can't find *any* mention. Very strange, as it was a big deal at the time.
Some fruit flies and the like will purposely select fruit that is fermenting, and naturally brewing alcohol, which normally is *not* a good thing for the larvae to be swimming through. When? If there are parasitic wasps hanging around (which amazing the flies can detect) then the flies lay their eggs on the alcoholic fruit. Because the alcohol helps retard or defeat the wasps' eggs should they try to parasitise the larvae. No wasps, then they pick healthy fruit. Wasps, then they pick noxious, hoping it will improve the chances for the larvae.
Is this stuff cool or what?
Now would *y'all* have thought of an idea like that to check out? Researchers don't stop at "huh?". They love "hey, why that screwy fly/whale/asteroid doing *that!*"
Is that Internet "decades"? Or "dog years"? In other words, not since we last coded such a thing in the hoary ancient past of 5 years ago. C'mon, CGI is only 21 years clock time old. Let's cut the bombast, okay?
No one *now-a-days* would code like they did years ago. Great, going forward. Problem is, who funds the effort to fix things coded 5 or 10 years ago?
What is the total technical debt accumulated across this industry, anyway? How many person-millenia would that come to?
“If you don't have time to do it right, when will you have the time to do it over?” - John Wooden (?)
Does it benefit Chinese companies to have Western companies competing within China? Answer that with a view towards the medium-term - 10 to 25 years - with Chinese companies now still growing their capabilities. Now watch their actions in the next few years with that in mind. You can not be surprised.
CPC: We put the shove into chauvinism!
1. aggressive or fanatical patriotism; jingoism
2. enthusiastic devotion to a cause
3. smug irrational belief in the superiority of one's own race, party, sex, etc: male chauvinism
The phrase "given enough eyeballs, all bugs are shallow" is mentioned a lot, but there is rarely a mention, and never praise, for "fumbling fingers". Given a large population of fumbling fingers, all bugs are hit multiple times. Then you only need one poor (but intelligent) sot to say "why did that happen?" and then go rooting around in the code. But remember, likely this bug was found because one person got clumsy with an editor in a script and wondered "where did that crap come from? oh, that looks like..."
Dyspraxics fall all over themselves to be helpful!
Home Depot couldn't fix their own broken front door.
a) What would be the costs of a lengthy battle with the US govt over this issue. $100's millions.. $n billions?
b) What would be the public benefit to the company from this battle?
This just seems like a slamdunk to me. No matter what the outcome, their bottom line has to increase. Shoot, they can even take the legal costs off on their taxes, right? They have to be hoping the government steps over that line.
(Heck, it might even make me like them!)