Re: No way back for me
Ah, yes, the Amiga...
Superior hardware. Inferior marketing.
940 posts • joined 29 Jan 2010
Ah, yes, the Amiga...
Superior hardware. Inferior marketing.
In my opinion, the ashes should be treated according to the wishes of the deceased - spread out at sea, sprinkled over a mosh pit, etc.
So unless the deceased had specifically detailed how they wanted their ashes treated, the ashes should be treated with the respect and dignity the Pope requests.
See appropriate icon.
Hillary Clinton's vice presidential running mate Tim Kaine said he and Clinton would have concerns about the merger and would need to "get to the bottom" of the proposal...
Translation: "We cannot decide if this merger would be good for the American people until AT&T sends a large donation to The Clinton Foundation..."
Fitness is still king, and the only vendor to show serious growth was Garmin, which saw sales of its sporty smartwatches rise 324 per cent over the year
I never thought much of smart watches until I got one, a Garmin Forerunner. They definitely do smart watches right.
Garmin watch faces are programmable and very customizable so you can have almost any watch face you want, even a Breitling or a Rolex. But the main advantage is that I can see who is calling or texting me with the flick of a wrist. Makes in invaluable when driving as I do not need to take my hands from the wheel, and it is also a very "rudeless" way of checking and reading your text messages while talking to someone.
Q: Why is Budweiser beer like screwing in a canoe?
A: They are both f**king too close to water!
If Hillary Clinton gets into office and becomes America's first female president, one of her priorities will be changing the tax code to a new permanently lower rate.
Obama made the same promise. So did Bush II. And Mr Clinton...
Joke icon, because that is how I feel about campaign promises.
"Twitter bots make a lot of noise but thankfully can't vote in elections"
No, but once their robot overlords achieve self-awareness, they will do away with elections and politicians in favor of computer rule.
See the movie Colossus: The Forbin Project for more details.
Another news outlet used more direct quotes from this coach when reporting this story, in which he said it wasn't the Microsoft Surface per se that didn't suit his work flow, but all tablets.
I saw the same thing.
Look, I'm no fan of Micro$oft, but El Reg's biases have really caused me to doubt the accuracy of each and every article here. Assange's internet access is cut off by Ecuador and El Reg forgets to mention that it was the Obama administration that pressed them to do it. Belecheat's quotes are selectively used here to make it appear that he does not like the Surface, when really he does not like all tablets.
It's inaccuracies like these that keeps one out of Apple launch parties, sad but true.
I've had an LG G3 for the past three years. Rooted with a firewall that blocks, oh, about 100 apps and processes. Installed Xposed with a handful of modules. Very very happy with this phone, fast and reliable.
1. An inflammable battery emphatically put paid to that - with the potential loss of tens of millions of more sales from “contagion”
2. But LG seems in no rush to hype it. M
aybe you missed the launch
Seriously, have El Reg editors stopped proofreading articles?
I got my last two jobs by networking at LinkedIn. In both cases I participated in discussions on LI groups.
I wrote my opinions which are a little different than the mainstream, making me stand out. In both cases I got the opportunity to connect with a hiring managers that liked my opinions, who months later messaged me and after a brief interview offered me a job.
Uploading your resume we all know is a waste of time. Your resume is one of THOUSANDS uploaded. Because HR and hiring managers know that Applicant Tracking Systems are crap, they always end up hiring someone they are networked with anyway.
I thought it'd only go up to 11%
I upvoted you to 11.
So all the time, and above all, money that the various governments have been spending on preparing for, and debating the issues surrounding, autonomous vehicles, has been wasted
Much like how the U.S. space program of the 1960's led to advances in medicine and technology, I'm sure that Google's autonomous car program made discoveries in image and pattern recognition that will be used in other projects. The effort to advance technology is never wasted.
Julian Assange's internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party...
Never assign to malice what can be easily explained by incompetence
Court finds GCHQ and MI5 engaged in illegal bulk data collection
I'm shocked, shocked, that gambling is going on in this establishment!
Umm Roe v Wade is right to abortion, not right to privacy
@ just_me, your first statement is incorrect, and so is your second statement. Abortion is not a right. A legal Right is what is spelled out in the U.S. Constitution. Other laws are based on those rights. So Roe v. Wade established that the 14th Amendment provides a right to privacy for all U.S. citizens. It also established that since the U.S. had never ruled on abortion before, it went back to British law pre-1776 (yes, Supreme Court decisions still sometimes go back to British rule of the Colonies) and that Britain had legalized abortions, with certain restrictions(quickenings, etc).
Based on the 14th Amendment and British law, the decision is that abortion is legal according to Federal law (but only in the first two trimesters, but I digress).
You should read the Roe v. Wade decision, it is a very easy read.
Privacy is a basic right in European law. It is not in US law.
Incorrect. Roe v. Wade established that the 14th Amendment provides a right to privacy for all U.S. citizens.
but in this case they did the right thing and halted shipment of a defective product. I respect them more now, not less
No, they did the wrong thing and shipped replacement product that had the same burning smell. That meant that they did not understand the problem, and so instead of recalling all the phones immediately, they shipped replacements with the same problem. The replacements were an act of desperation. It was a failure of management, pure and simple. Samsung does not deserve respect.
Brings back memories of the VMS Phone Utility (PHONE). Fun to pass the day harassing co-workers with that.
@BillG Then why did changing battery suppliers not fix it then?
@Brewster, because in today's supply chain often changing the supplier just means the same product built elsewhere. The other battery supplier could be a "second source", meaning they make the exact same product with the same specs as the primary supplier, but manufactured elsewhere. This type of second sourcing addresses defects in manufacturing, but unfortunately not defects in product design. Samsung is so secretive about this that we may never know if that is the case.
Modern lithium batteries contain circuits, simple circuits that protect against overvoltage charging, so if the phone is sending too high a charging voltage to the battery the battery decreases the voltage. Same for short-circuit protection and anything else you want to connect to the battery terminals. The technology to do this is proven and mature, so if that simple circuitry failed it's true incompetence. That leaves the battery chemistry suspect.
BTW my Apple sabotage comment was tongue-in-cheek, so lighten up Francis, but if you do not think industrial sabotage goes on today then you do not know modern business.
Samsung put on its concerned face, briefly, and pressed ahead with a global launch. It was forced to undertake a global recall in mid-September, shifting the blame to its battery supplier.
It is the fault of the battery supplier.
Lithium batteries are not supposed to catch fire. They are supposed to have overcharge and short-circuit protection built in and the chips that do that are almost fool-proof. My engineering guess, and it's a guess, is that it is the physical construction of the lithium battery cells that is causing the problem.
However, one cannot rule out manufacturing sabotage. Would Apple stoop that low?
Canada's nuclear plants will run code specificallly assembled for PDP-11 minicomputers for at least another 30 years. Try finding antivirus software for that! Or security auditors who truly understand its innards.
Good. Security by obscurity. I approve.
Look, I doubt that any young hacker would want to go thru the effort learn the PDP-11 hardware (it's HW, not an OS) architecture when there are easier targets running Windows.
And there are plenty of experienced PDP-11 engineers out there. Now that their kids have graduated and left the house, they would truly enjoy the opportunity to work on it again. Although I suggest Canada upgrade to VAX/VMS.
Whenever I've installed forum software I've always gone though the code and implemented my own security. It's simple, there are certain query strings that are permitted, and so I check for valid fields. IOW all query strings are formatted as
?FIELD=value. I make sure the FIELD is one that is allowable.
If my code sees an attempt like
?USERNAME=<value>, I ban their IP address the first time. No second chances. If the field is USERNAME, PASSWORD, or if there are too many percent signs % in the URL, I ban them.
Never installed vBulletin, for good reason.
Coming next: "Brain implants for detecting thought crimes".
Yes, the 16/32-bit eZ80 is the modern version. It was also the first microcontroller to offer free TCP/IP stacks. The eZ80 had a Z80 compatibility mode, and also an advanced mode with more instructions. Proud to say I was on the eZ80 development and marketing teams.
Give the supposed rarity of the issue, it is amazing that we keep hearing about this happening on airplanes.
Because when it happens on airplanes there are plenty of witnesses, making it more viable for news, as compared to catching fire at home with only family around (family are unreliable witnesses).
Having intercepted many HTTP requests while on public wi-fi networks, every office365 calls I see rely on HTTP basic authentication for session handling, meaning the user name + password is base64 encoded and sits there in every HTTP request
@AC, in O365 username & password are most definitely encrypted. That's not O365 you are trying to hack
"By early September the family was being billed by Google, receiving charges which reportedly rose quickly from an initial €15 to €19,700.
Didn't a parent notice the initial billings and look into it? I'd think by the time the billings were a few hundred euros they'd inquire why this money was being spent.
The days of two-bottle lunches and meetings with whisky and cigars are long gone.
I can assure you, those days are still with us, we just don't do that in front of reporters we just met.
El Reg notes this sentence in particular: "System level performance is determined by the full collection of components, with media being only one of these components."
Look, if it turns out it that XPoint is 10x faster than NAND Flash instead of 1000x faster, then people on El Reg will still buy it and not care what was first claimed by Intel because 10x faster is still great news.
From my view on the inside, it seems that at Intel the tail is trying to wag the dog (Marketing is trying to drive engineering instead of the other way around). Intel used to have brilliant marketing - now, Intel marketing believes whatever it wants to believe, including ignoring the reality Intel engineering is telling them. So someone in Intel engineering tells Intel marketing, "It should be 10x faster but it might be 1000x faster.". Guess what marketing prints? Then marketing dumps on engineering because "you told me it would be 1000x faster, didn't you?"
While I was writing on an article the latest Intel Quark, Intel marketing kept insisting that I put a spec in my article that blatantly contradicted the datasheet, a spec that Intel engineering also told me was wrong.
BTW based on what I have read from Intel, XPoint looks like ReRAM to me. It will be late, but it will work as soon as Intel solves the yield problems.
The future dystopia of pervasive personal tracking, that was once merely Sci-Fi, is here, but … look how shiny it is! Does yours have a dual lens? Mine does. It’s Quad HD. And all that free stuff. You can’t say no.
Beautifully said, Andrew. Have a pint on me.
Unfortunately, when it comes to privacy we are all frogs and we are being slowly boiled.
On my Android phone my GPS is almost always off.
And I do not install new apps, or install updates, that turn on/off GPS, sync, or WiFi.
The project also has the support of ship owners and operators.
The soon-to-be-umemployed crews were not asked for comment.
Starting New Year's Day, Google will begin labeling as "insecure" all websites that transmit passwords or ask for credit card details over plain text HTTP.
Passwords. That will include El Reg.
At least our new Social Media overlords don't sent us to Gulags, Vietnam War, Internment Camps, or "Work makes you free" slave factories.
What's your point - that makes Zuk's privacy ripping alright then?
Apple donates to both U.S. political parties, but publicly remains neutral. Many companies like Apple do not invite PR organizations that demonstrate any sort of extreme political bias - or extreme bias of ANY kind, i.e. hating Microsoft and loving Linux. I have run against this with PR groups in the past.
Inviting those that are critical of your products isn't a big deal, as these parties can be used to turn their heads and turn them around. OTOH being directly critical of the company (i.e. slave conditions in Apple factories) might get one banned.
Blacklisting those that are critical of you is a PR no-no as it can and does turn critics into enemies.
Reading the emails, Apple handled this very, very badly. Apple should read history, arrogance is how empires fall, as Intel is learning right now.
Niven played the 'what if?' game that is at the heart of true SF superbly. For instance, 'what if teleportation booths can be created?' - and then worked out the consequences*
Some say that the phaser would be the last invention of a modern society.
The consequences are, once you create a device that could easily and conveniently kill someone without leaving any trace, co-workers would be disappearing every day!!!
Sorry, but the entire article should have been proof-read. I lost track of all of the grammatical errors and typos. Even the very last sentence of the article is wrong.
If you really want the true story of the show, read "The Making of Star Trek" by Gene Roddenberry and Stephen Whitfield. It was published in 1970 so it is fresh and accurate.
As far as NBC claiming there were lots of letters complaining about the show, that is considered allegorical, widely seen as NBC attempting damage control for cancelling the original series.
For crying out loud - how hard is it to count the number of "%" in the URL, and if there are more than, say, 10 percent signs, it's definitely an SQL injection and so you ban the IP address. Don't give them a second chance, just ban the IP address. It's not a mistake, it's an attack, ban 'em.
Oh, make sure your normal operation doesn't use % in the URLs.
If they can't prevent the most common SQL injections by counting % then send the programmers back to high school.
One word: Phasers
Amazing. When you see the iStuff commercials you get the impression that Apple consumers are kind, caring, sharing people with compassion for others. Are they really indifferent and too self-centered to care about how their cool iStuff is actually made?
Having worked in the Automotive electronics industry for many years, I can tell you how this will play out.
1. Car manufacturers will reject any insurance situation for self-driving cars where the manufacturer is 100% liable. There have been similar insurance situations discussed in the past (ex: liability for defective airbags) and in many countries some liability laws could allow the plaintiff to actually own the car manufacturer under certain very extreme and emotional situations. Example: A pregnant woman trusts her self-driving car to take her to the hospital, car malfunctions/hacked/etc, woman and fetus die, father sues and jury awards him all of Europe.
2. Insurance companies will refuse to insure a car where liability cannot be easily determined. For example, in the U.S. if you rear-end someone you are immediately liable, even if the first car stops short. Easy assignment of liability is more important than justice.
Personally, I doubt that self-driving cars will ever be allowed on the road for these and other reasons. In short, the financial danger to big business is too great.
Phil Booth, coordinator of pressure group medConfidential, questioned why private companies are continue to break the rules around data sharing... "We get told that there are rules in place to protect the privacy of patients. But yet again they've been ignored without penalty."
Because no one has been subject to a serious penalty for breaking the rules. Hit them with a fine of a few million £. Until then, private companies will have the attitude of "we'll host offshore and save money until someone tells us not to. Then we'll pretend to obey the rules until we do it again".
YES, my cab driver needs to speak English. Why? Because sometimes things go wrong, and when they go wrong I want a cabbie that understands what I'm saying. Make sense?
Turkey has hinted it may try to leave NATO – which could cause difficulties for the Lockheed Martin F-35 programme because the country has signed up to buy 100 of the advanced jet fighters.
Turkey always threatens to leave NATO the year of a US Presidential election. They do this to pressure the U.S. President to send Turkey "aid" (bribes) to shut up so they do not make the present President's party look bad.
This will all go away in a few weeks when Barry buys $25 Billion of girl scout cookies from Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's daughter.
No, the real salt will be when Sweden says "no further charges, off you go." Then he gets arrested by the UK for dodging court and bail, and the US doesn't request extradition.
True. Assange's greatest nightmare would be if he is free on the streets and he finds that Obama doesn't want him. Although at this point I think Barry would rather leave Assange™ to whomever succeeds him.
"But now the fuss has subsidised,..."
Shouldn't that be "But now the fuss has subsided,..."?
or where does one go to apply for a grant to subsidise fuss?