83 posts • joined 6 Jan 2010
With apologies to the RAF, "Per taberna ad astra" works better IMHO.
Re: oh dear
Also happy ex-OSF customer here. Only gave it up for a Moto G when I wanted a newer Android and my daughter wanted a cheap smartphone. Didn't take much persuading mind.
I'm also a rower. Unfortunately, any external substance that alters the hull/water boundary layer (eg denticles) is banned.
Hey ho. Just have to pull harder.
I realise going against the Reg hivemind is risky, but there's a whole world outside the home & kitchen.
Where I used to live, we had new streetlights installed that could be dimmed remotely and report back to base if it failed. That's what's really meant by the Internet of Things, not fridges and toasters which have constant human proximity.
Oil pipelines that actually tell their operators when they start leaking, river sluices that notify of changes in water levels, traffic lights that tell the road authorities when they have stopped working, animal feed troughs that need refilling. It's all the remote stuff that nobody can police 24/7. Management by exception, etc, etc needs the "Things" to be "Internetted".
Re: Kwazi, Peso, Barnacles, Inkling, Dashi, Shellington, Tweak, Tunip!
You'll be glad to hear today's encounter with the Snot Sea Cucumber had my lot in stitches.
“two layers of public key exchange using the credentials of the parties to negotiate a temporary key which is in turn used to derive the symmetric session key used for communications”
Isn't that DH key exchange?
Not surprising since avoiding central financial control is one of Bitcoin's principal raisons d'etre. See the very first sentence in:
"A purely peer-to-peer version of electronic cash would allow online payments to be sent directly from one party to another without going through a financial institution"
Re: I'm on it!
"suitable for the most basic of home users"
Ie 95% of typical MS Office users.
"Perhaps he means "world's best site for tidal power where plans for tidal power have not yet been formally scrapped"."
I was under the impression that it was only the full plan for the Severn (ie crossing the whole Bristol Channel) that had been scrapped, and that the smaller options (enclosing smaller areas) were still on the table.
Oh, and good point about why no direct link from the article. Maybe it's because they get a bit worried now when Lewis Page puts out anything about the environment.
You've omitted any reference to immigrants and climate change. How can we take you seriously?
Here's one to try:
"Hey Watson! Does computer always say no?"
Missing from the article is that while some Redditors were wrongly accusing an innocent man, others were scouring photos from the incident and provided the FBI with far better photo evidence than they had from CCTV.
Can of worms
I suspect you're going to find dodgy dealings in the backgrounds of most root CAs. Taking a stand with this one looks a bit dogmatic.
Yes, it's also in NotePad++ which, like Sublime, inherits it from Scintilla which underlies both of them.
Is this really Torvalds' position?
He sounds a bit different here:
In brief, the Linux world is too disjointed to coordinate their negotiations with vendors. Fedora took a highly ethical approach and decided not to go it alone because of their power in comparison to other distros. So the result is that the MS approach was not only the most cost effective, but also apparently accepted (albeit reluctantly) by Torvalds.
Has he changed his tune?
Re: They should call the system Sherlock...
They've already had HOLMES (Home Office Large Major Enquiry System)
I went to an interview with a manager who didn't show up. I was given the usual test by a couple of the techies and went away. Later I got asked back for a second interview. Again he wasn't there so I gave up and said 'No thanks'.
The firm arranged corporate entertainment freebies. Hmm ...
Nice, but ...
"The new Mega encrypts and decrypts your data transparently in your browser, on the fly"
That should stop folks up/downloading full-length films then. The sequel will be out by the time it's finished.
> Technically you also have the right to shout 'fire' without any evidence of a conflagration being present
This neatly demonstrates the utter pointlessness of 'rights' without 'responsibilities'. To defend and demand the right to shout 'Fire' unnecessarily is to turn ones rights into such a weak and vapid abstraction that it is an insult to those who fight for the right to speak out against REAL oppression.
Really, why demand the right to offend for no other reason than 'because I can'?
Re: Agree with P_0 about PHP
Actually, PHP has its origins in Perl, being originally some Perl scripts to preprocess HTML before serving.
I think PHP is one of those technologies that is being asked to do far more than it was originally designed to do. It was the first server-side language to use HTML templates which IMHO deserves some credit, but the original language was designed to do not much more than that. Now people want to write full-blown enterprise apps in it :rollseyes:
Elite v grassroots
Talent ID for the elite programs and encouraging grassroots sport are really 2 completely unrelated topics. If we are to maintain a healthy position in the medal table, then we must continue the elite talent spotting that is only starting to bring rewards.
Independently, if sport is considered worthwhile, then we need input for all sports at the grassroots. I agree with the poster saying that there should be opportunities for kids to try many sports at school. This requires more funding for local clubs because schools cannot provide the specialist knowledge and equipment needed over many sports. The other change I would like to see is schools not being allowed to make demands on a pupil's time between say 4 - 6pm, freeing them up for other activities.
However the one change that is almost impossible to engineer is the one that values the activities of kids' on the sports field (or any other worthwhile pastime) far above than those of pointless celebs on TV. Then we might actually get people off the sofa and doing something valuable.
Just one thing ...
I hope they're doing the street-cleaning thing AFTER the handing-out-the-leaflets thing.
Re: Nein, Nein, Nein!!
> Correlation in the measurement of a shared state does, however, not need information transmission.
What about correlation in a change of state over a distance? Alice & Bob's cards don't change state together once allocated. AIUI entangled photons can.
7zip, OO and Avast were the first things I put on a new Win PC recently. Not heard of Bvckup, must try it.
Don't like VLC on windows. Too flaky
For editors, I'd recommend PSPad over Notepad++ any day. It is particularly good at handling large files. I work with log files a lot, some Gb in size and it can handle them with no problems. Also lots of search&replace functionality, syntax highlighting, FTP access, macros, diff, block highlighting, etc. Well worth the money (!!)
Re: Breakthrough? @JP19
Who said the small panels were fixed? This paragraph:
"Perhaps more important than the successful models of such 3D mounts the team has tested, is the analytical software developed that can model different 3D configurations in a wide variety of latitudes, seasons, and weather conditions."
suggests they can be manoeuvred into more efficient positions as the conditions require. OK, agreed, this has been done before in solar farms. Nevertheless, the improvements over the basic fixed panels used on residential rooftops seem possible.
The short-termism shown by management and accountants only reflects the pressure from shareholders demanding year-by-year dividends and EPS growth. Were the owners of a company to think beyond the next 4 quarters and invest for such, they'd find themselves in a much better position in their home markets.
"When I examined the page, ..."
I'm in the wrong job
So how do I, the customer, know that the thing reading my card and the app on the phone are genuine PayPal Here apps? It would be a doddle for a scammer to create identical stuff with all the PayPal styling. I might as well just hand them my card details and PIN and save them the bother.
Re: What about wind power?
No need. It is propelled by its vertical motion with the waves (no motors at all) and the solar panels are plenty powerful enough for the electronics.
Because then it's not really OTP which should rely purely on pre-agreed PIN generation, normally time-based, with no per-transaction interaction.
I think the target of these scams is eg PayPal who send PINs via SMS to the account holder's mobile as extra security over and above the usual userid/password, so they're not really talking about OTP either.
I bank online with HSBC and they have separate physical OTP generator keycards which are immune from these sort of scams (but have other limitations).
The logos and anthem are part of the branding of the service which is considered (rightly or wrongly) an asset that adds value (credibility, gravitas, etc) to the service.
A provider who illegally applies branding to a service which isn't their own may be in breach of copyright because they use the legal owner's branding to add that value to their alternative service.
Re: What about the real cost?
The Economy7 tariff was always sold as being better because it kept the power stations running at an even pace throughout the night. If a massive demand for night-time charging of EVs develops, it makes sense for overnight tariffs to become the norm. This would encourage greater EV usage and make for more efficient use of the power stations.
"Oh, and if that's what rocks Carl's boat then congratulations to him."
Carl knows his boats:
1. A pardon says 'We forgive you' (not possible if he was guilty under law at the time).
2. An apology asks for someone else's forgiveness (approriate at any time).
In fact, an apology is more telling in this case because it acknowledges that the whole nation is in his (posthumous) debt because of the despicable way he was treated.
How easy is it to change headlight bulbs? I've ****ing had it with modern cars that require you to dismantle the front grill / remove the battery + supports / flay the back of your hand just to put in a new ****ing headlight bulb !!!
This article has more detail:
Apparently, room temperature will take about 150 atoms, compared with about 1 million currently. So it is still a worthwhile breakthrough.
A blessing in disguise?
It's a dreadful site to use. I have never been able to complete the simplest task without problems. And that's using one of the very small number of supported browsers.
If it forces them to rethink the whole thing, it would be worth it.
Can't believe you missed the opportunity:
"Nice one, Cyril!"
Aha, "Income Tax". Not mentioned in your first post. Fair enough, as you were ...
25% of the annual tax revenue of the UK government comes from the top 1%'s personal taxation ?!
Absolutely true. I was without a TV for about 3 years and I NEVER missed it, nor was I EVER so productive with my time. Mind you, reading the newspapers, I had absolutely no idea who all the slebs were that seemed to fill every column inch.
Brace yourself ...
It's platforms all the way down !
Sounds a bit like Project Lombok
which runs as an AST transformer. Source code looks different but the AST navigator shows plain vanilla Java structure underneath.
The Great GC in the Sky is running in the background ?
> So, how was it supposed to work?
Details, details, dear boy. You can't expect our esteemed leaders to have to worry themselves over mere technicalities ...
Software is only part of enterprise IT
For all the complaints about the size and expense of enterprise software, the fact is that for global organisations, the cost of the software is still a very small % of the overall cost of running the system as a whole across geographies, esp. when integrated with multiple backends from the org's latest M&A activity. The associated tasks and concerns of running a system in a data center greatly outweigh in complexity the software itself, and cuts across many more functions & teams (HR, legal, finance, etc). And the loss of business in the event of failure has greater implications in terms of goodwill and credibility for a large household name than a small start-up whose absence is unlikely to be missed. This is why big globals are willing to pay millions to the likes of IBM, SAP, Oracle to ensure their systems don't go down. In the general scheme of things, that cost is worth it.
Not iOS ...
But there's Android coming v soon
Good job ...
... they renamed it the Typhoon then.
What's the decimal point?
"hundreds of microwatts" sounds SO much better than "a few milliwatts"
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- Teardown Pop open this iPhone 6 and see where the magic oozes from ... oh hello again, Qualcomm
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