664 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
NPAPI soon RIP on Windows too
A Googler told me recently that probably by the end of this year or shortly after, there will be no NPAPI support on Chrome for Windows either...
I also have had several corrections accepted.
You should know that mapmaker is run by Google but also by a small community. I discovered that after one of my changes was rejected, and I found that it was based on comments on my change by others, then I saw that these locals had many many changes on their name, each with discussions amongst them.
So if you have troubles getting something accepted, get deeper into it, and discuss with the person who rejected, it works. A bit like getting your patches accepted in an open source project ;)
Re: BBC Worldwide
Same here, day starts with setting up VPN and ends with closing it, connecting to work servers, doing RDP, file transfers,...
Like all torrent users are pirates...
Re: Shame Android often isn't fit for purpose
Indeed, Google is very picky with support for open protocols, and likes to close them when they consider them a threat, like XMPP for example (they'll come up with some technical reason that just doesn't stick).
I'm waiting for them to drop IMAP support, to be honest. They dropped everything else, this is the last one to go. May they close http(s) after that and close their shop :)
Re: How about a watch that has the correct time?
My Casio never needs manual charging (solar) and never needs time setting (DCF-77). Win-win ;)
I hope for Apple it is a fake
After hiring all these design gurus, the top of the phone still looks like crap... How about combining those tiny holes into one area? Or put the sensors in the edge of the glass like nokia managed 5 years ago with the n900 (granted, behind the plastic screen, not glass)
Can somebody make John Oliver president? Or maybe ruler of the Earth for a while? I like funny common sense
Re: That is the problem...
Also, a duoploly isn't any better, here in Belgium we have two ISPs basically having a race 'who sucks most'. One runs all the cable and offers plenty of speed, but treats its customers like dirt (talking to you there, telenet), the other one runs on old copper, sucks at speed, used to treat its customers like dirt but got a bit better (no choice if you're the slowest).
End result: crap choice == no choice
Re: the real problem
Funny, I've been saying this for 10+ years, yet every mobile company insists on planting its own masts with antennae...
"Could they put an automatic weighing machine under the passengers queuing for that security check?"
I fail to see how this would work with the current reservation system that most airlines have, where you can pick your seat yourself.
At best, it would flag imbalance and cause seat reassignments shortly before departure (ie, chaos)
Re: A true Roomba competitior..
Or the Samsung navibot, has had a camera to navigate for some years now, and works fairly well (hard floors only here)
Re: Not really useful
Then check the link in my first post above ;)
For those who want SSD
QNAP already has a similar product out for a while, but with SSD (and lower capacity) and AFAIK more functionality: QGenie
Re: Quality Over Quantity
Or an app store where you can exclude app categories via a filter (like games,...). Are you listening Google?
Re: Feature, not bug...
Indeed, looks like I'll be experimenting with user agents to get back a functional google page, not the fancy crap they are serving now :)
Re: Dazed and confused
As a matter of fact, the unlucky 'few' should be happy that Apple does this now... Nice to get a new battery after 2 years, the phones will now last a lot longer than the not-affected ones.
Just change MAC address
And enjoy the next free hour ;)
Giving RealVNC a bad name
Was quite pissed when at some point the security software at work flagged my system as unsecure with malware installed, when it detected a properly set up RealVNC on it.
Fair enough, although GPS receivers have improved over time but as a backup it could serve.
As for battery, since you're going to use it for navigating GPS will be on, and since the HUD is wireless you can leave the phone near the charger ;)
I'm a bit puzzled about the inclusion of ODBII - unless your car has an accurate speedmeter, I don't think the ODBII data is interesting, you get far more accurate speed data from the GPS. GPS speed is only inaccurate during manoeuvres, which when you actually don't care about it...
Re: But it said, "Heavy Duty"
Dunno, over here most parking meters use solar and probably a rechargeable battery... works pretty well...
Re: sounds nice on paper
Just rename, zip with password. That's how I am forced to mail releases here to get them passed the mail scanners, so it should work with other files too.
Re: Blame Where Blame Is Due
yup, created by some ex Apple staffers...
Do you think they care?
They already have all the blueprints of the chips, so short-term problems for them are zero.
We, on the other hand, will suffer much more in short-term. And this is what it's all about, in the end. These sanctions are not long-term strategies.
Re: Mandatory encryption?
Thanks for changing your vote, AC
Re: Mandatory encryption?
No need to downvote me, I'm just the messenger ;)
Re: Mandatory encryption?
A friend of mine who is involved in http2 just uttered another loud sigh....
Encryption is NOT mandatory. Seems media are repeating the same nonsense over and over.
Opportunistic encryption != mandatory encryption
Re: Remember it's not just Synology
I think he was listing brands with security issues, couldn't find an article on a QNAP security cockup (other than OpenSSL which everyone suffered).
Not that they will be without issues, and I bet they will be doing even more audits and tests in the light of current news...
Re: No files ?
"Is the registry not ultimately stored in a file?"
Waiting for the first AV program to detect a virus in the registry and thus to delete the file :D
Over here most shops just have a payment terminal that is connected to the PoS via serial or network, and the software just tells the terminal what amount the customer has to pay.
No way for crooks to steal any data, the worst they could do is send it incorrect amounts. Money always goes from customer to shop bank account.
I was quite impressed with the LG L90 I bought for a relative recently. Quite a bit of phone for 200 EUR, including microSD slot and a nice >2500mAh battery
Re: Why am I not surprised by this?
I surely wasn't...
Some 20 years ago, when the digital age was still in front of us, I did contract work on the network and computer equipment at a very large picture print company (for the young ones: a company that develops your negatives and prints them).
Their staff had lots of picture books with nude pics in them: All pictures passed by quality assurance people who marked badly developed pics, to be redone, and if it contained nude, it was marked as well, and the discarded pic was then recovered from the bin.
There will always be people with access to this stuff that will not mind taking a private copy. The only solution is not to give them access.
Check out the new TS-x51 range of QNAP, it flies.... bye bye atom, hello celeron :)
(targeted at home users and small businesses)
Just install a microphone and trigger on 'WTF'
El Reg is always ready to bash brands that stick to plastics, time for some excuses, I'd say.
Re: more of Katarina please!
"Bear in mind my daughter is 12 years old"
Smoking a pipe?
...with matching(!) icon
Maybe England should put its pride aside and have a look at how they do things in Munich.
I can't believe governments relying on foreign servers for their IT. If PICT can't setup a mailserver they're just a helpdesk
"dick" is OK
because the ipad sucks?
Re: No wireless near my baby
@JDX schools here are fobidden to use wifi if there are kids younger than 6. Indeed.
No wireless near my baby
Call me paranoid, but I never let any wireless device near my babies when they were young. Even the monitor was in the opposite corner of the room.
So kudos for sticking a transmitter in their mouth at that young age. I'd not take the risk, whatever low power they claim to use.
Re: Them 'Lumpa's sure aren't playing 'round....
FYI, Google does accept paypal, at least for media (and I think apps). Not for devices. Go figure...
If the carrier is responsible for the updates, fails to provide the security updates and then profits from users getting hit by the exploit... what would the law say?
If it should backfire on anything, it should be on the EU and its braindead rule. Google is a search engine. If you don't want something to show up, have the source removed.
"Am I the only one thinking that perhaps the iPhone isn't exactly shaped in the correct way for this purpose?"
What, the next model has to be even longer?
@ Zog The Undeniable
it's not because the frequency response of the ear isn't flat, that the reproduction of sound shouldn't.
In ideal circumstances, you'd want both the microphones and speakers to have a flat frequency response so that the original sound reaches your ears the way it was. Your ears will do the non-flat bit anyway.
Re: Still, forking the code is good
I don't see where the body of your post supports its title.
IMHO forking should be the last solution, the FOSS community is littered with forked and parallel produced code. In many cases they end up all having some kind of issue, and picking an implementation is choosing a tradeoff.
If possible, people should try to contribute to the existing project, and that's where the problem with OpenSSL lies: many users but not many contributors. Theo can have a big mouth and fork it, but that only shows nobody really cared or contributed, because the fork was because of the code, not the community.
There are cases where forking is good, because it is a nice defense mechanism to guarantee continuation of the code. Like the OpenOffice -> LibreOffice fork.
Re: Let's clear it up...
That's all according to Microsoft. No-IP said they weren't contacted.
So: no conclusions can be drawn until some proof shows up showing they were contacted or not.
I guess it won't take long anymore before they offer a version without camera....
Actually that's what they are doing right now. Over here (.be) gangs have already been arrested for placing a tiny camera on some plants near an ATM. I admired how the banks provided the perfect camouflage....
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