Re: Whatever next?
Seriously? That is like so last month. Who uses 64 bit processors now. Have we not all moved to 128 bit already. It should have at least 32x128bit cores with 64 Terabytes of RAM.
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Seriously? That is like so last month. Who uses 64 bit processors now. Have we not all moved to 128 bit already. It should have at least 32x128bit cores with 64 Terabytes of RAM.
What people fail to realize is yes you can add all the usual parts to it (wifi, keyboard, etc) but what if you simply want a really tiny A+ hooked to a quad-copter? You know, a tiny Pi for the makers.
This is a good start since you don't have all the extra components of the B+ but rather a bare-bones A+ that you can add components to to make your own version for what you are making.
As for Wifi, it has options. USB hub to Wifi or use an SDIO wifi module on the GPIO.
Actually anonymous on here does not work because your login is via plain text (meaning a visible session) and thus every post afterwards as anonymous will have that same session in plain text.
Currently anonymous is pointless on El Reg because you are only anonymous in that you name looks different once posted that's it.
My VPN to abroad is working brilliantly and has rotated/discarded keys. So all my ISP will see is one very long connection to somewhere of cryto-crap.
Tried Windows 10, won't be keeping it. So far each attempt to make something past Windows 7 has ended in disaster for Microsoft. Fair enough each successive Windows performance has slightly improved but this for me is not enough to justify moving from Windows 7.
Windows 7 is supported till 2020 so I will continue to use it till then. If the software (and some games) that I use eventually work on other platforms like Mac or Linux then I see no reason to keep the Windows machine.
All I need to do now is filter extensively through Windows update to make sure they don't keep trying to sneak in the Windows 10 auto-upgrader. Once it is on it's a bitch to remove.
The day that happens to us is the day we use solar because at €1500 solar panels will quickly pay for themselves in no time. Energy companies unless they can ban self powering houses need to play it safe in that if they become to expensive, people will search for alternatives.
Granted the UK is not the best place for solar power efficiency considering the weather nearer the autumn and winter months but even so they can produce quite a bit of usable power if you can store it.
Right now, with us correcting our energy company each month, we find it sort of works out cost effective(ish) to just continue paying for the power and using it carefully.
For Spain, just use solar since you always have good sun even in winter (except for the nut-job that thinks she owns the sun)
This is one of the reasons I never do direct debit with any energy company. They are fast to claim the money and slow to return. We pay it manually each time and just accept the small penalty (or punishment) for not doing DD. On more than one occasion we found they would have over charged us by well over £75 over the amount due and we corrected them each time.
Never trust any unpredictable amount on direct debit.
Don't forget that most diamonds have serial numbers micro-laser etched into them. Although you cannot see it with the naked eye, if you place it under a microscope you will see the serial number.
So normal diamonds that Joe Public and purchase are traceable. Uncut diamonds as far as I know are illegal in most countries.
Was one (or more) developers of Truecrypt USA citizens? If so it is likely that they received a secret court order, ordering them to weaken parts of the code or leave subtle vulnerabilities. You would never know as the order would be secret and so in defiance the developers just packed up shop like a well known encrypted mail provider.
If the intentional bug was found for those even bothering to look they could just claim unknown bug and then fix it (and leave another bug elsewhere)
Or simply, they got fed up of coding it.
The government should be run by engineers. Pushing the boundaries and pushing for progress.
And in most instances, engineers actually have a clue what they are talking about. Current politicians and current politics is all about control, power and ass kissing.
If this were the case how come we know about it and it's all over El Reg? Does that mean arrests all round?
I am no law expert so please correct me where I slip up but can the journalists now sue the crap out of the phone provider (and the police)? RIPA although it compels, is not a secret request so even though they skipped asking a judge can the provider not challenge this in court thus making a judge aware and having the judge slap the RIPA abusers?
What if this is all a ruse and in actual fact this is not a hack by some script kiddies and rather an instance of "oops we lost your data on a train for spy agency to conveniently find". Talk Talk get told to remain as is by agency, data is lost, blame game ensues, make it look like a legit hacker.
I am off to get my tinfoil hat. My large brain requires the entire roll.
Who you voted for is irrelevant today. Any other party in power would be doing the very same thing, even if you voted in Tories, Labour, UKIP, <insert party of choice>. It's almost as if the parties by name is simply a cover to simulate democracy.
I am not concerned at all. My Fallout vault got opened today so I will be moving in soon. :-P
Oh don't get me wrong. I don't take such videos as the gospel truth. Just a few basic observations.
Though, I did not mean steer the missile around a plane but more at launch point it to a place where air traffic is not active :-P
I am no conspiracy nut job but I do like to occasionally see if their story matches the event sometimes. The bit I found weird is that the light in the sky is white/blue like a hydrogen or similar gas burn yet most ICBM type missiles like trident tend to use solid rocket fuel which burns more yellow/white.
If this were simply a trident test launch that light in the sky should look a little different. Also since ICBMs are guided as far as I know, they would not need to redirect air traffic as they can control altitude and direction. Now I could be wrong and that particular missile uses a different type of fuel but to my knowledge most ICBMs are solid fuel multi-stage.
Although it may be nothing serious they could have at least made a better cover story that sounds more authentic.
Although there is some slagging (this is normal in any community) people are doing something about it. Just like government implementations take time people can't just flip a switch.
But yes, you will find VPNs become more common and PGP signed emails too.
All in good time.
The party in power is irrelevant as they all seem to be doing the same. Tories, Labour or <insert party of choice>. If they did not do it, the next party in power would have, like it or not.
Is that people who want to keep some data private (or criminals too) will simply use VPNs to countries with more strict privacy rules (or countries that don't give a crap what the UK government says)
Outlaw VPN I hear you say? Well prove it is in use as you can simply do SSL VPN over port 443 which is normally used for encrypted web traffic. Oh wait, lets ban encryption all together so now you must let us see what you do in plain text.
You can no longer speak in code words either, obviously only terrorists do that.
Please stop this planet so I can get off.
Actually there is quite a bit of accountability. Technically Halifax or other financial systems could take legal action against Comodo. It is also a reason for the certificate insurance.
I was informed that the insurance is not for site breaches but that the CA has done the needed checks and insured that the certificate being made out is for the organisation it is meant for.
It is just a case of even if the banks can hold them accountable, would they. All well and good being able to sue someone but would they actually do it or just pass the blame.
In some ways I agree and disagree with Elon. Fossil fuels, although seem nice and easy from a user perspective, are very pollutant and create smog. I am not a massive OMFGWTF melting the world concern type of person but more a case of still wanting to breath air rather than a bowl of soot particles constantly.
Personally I think electric powered vehicles are the future and we should be investing more heavily into it so that the transition is smoother. But that is where my agreement with him stops. I think battery powered vehicles are not the future, especially with Lithium based power sources as that have very limited range and we have limited amounts of lithium on this planet.
For electric powered vehicles to take off we need to have the convenience of petrol powered cars with the clean running of electric. In my book that means, hydrogen fuel cell or if batteries must be used. a MASSIVE/GIGANTIC leap in battery technology that is also not made of an extremely limited resource and charges as fast as fueling a car.
I assume simply naming the accuser does not allow the accuser to take any legal action against him. Even if they did, it would not be libel since he has evidence of the insecurities and he would win. A side effect of this is that the public may (depending on the case) be able to see the evidence of the court case or they can decide not to take it to court and keep the exploits unknown.
By just naming the company, their clients would already start taking precautions about the hardware or checking it themselves.
If the road you were travelling on changed speed limit such as going from national limit to 50 or to 40 then the sign MUST be visible or it is assumed without correct road signs that the speed limit did not change. If such a case where you were caught speeding came about, without you being able to tell that the speed limit has changed it is with almost great certainty that a court will find in your favour and throw out the case.
If on the other hand there was a sign fully visible and you were still breaking the speed limit, well that's on you. :-D
I personally ride with a journey camera now, so that if something like this ever came up, I could see on video if a sign was obscured and use this as evidence.
According to some review sites, the Pixel (2) does run a lot cooler and does not try to kill itself in a massive ball of flame. I sure hope the LS model will be available in the UK since I would like to have one. Like many the reason I did not get the original, although I would have liked to, is the not so great spec and gigantic price.
With the new model you can run both ChromeOS and Ubuntu Linux and it would have plenty of resources left to do other things. It is about time the PC market (or ChromeOS market, same thing when you Linux it) gets a decent spec'd decent design and solidly build laptop of a size that is portable and not the size of a house.
I will continue slobber over my F5 key to see when the LS model is available :-D
An idiot given any language regardless of how good it supposedly is, can write terrible and vulnerable code.
There is no bad languages, just bad programmers/designers
In your replies case, the breakages are "normally" because the developer has not implemented the feature in a standard way and not followed any deprecation warnings. Like trying to use a Windows 3.1 application on Windows 7 and then complaining that the upgrade broke the application. The application creator should have updated it or simply said, does not support XYZ operating system. This does happen for Java, where I have encountered applications that only work with Java 6 and say that is all they support.
Ah, I see your problem. An unofficial pub statistic is it seems that all accidents seem the have this uncanny attraction to the colour read. We had a red Rover and everyone seemed to treat it like a target (probably being a Rover too)
Had a blue car for many years since and not a single incident.
Unlimited write cycles don't sell more drives.
They need to design failure into the product to ensure you buy more.
Even if the failure is only 5 years later. That and technology moves on so the only long term unlimited(ness) you will get is from mostly embedded stuff that sits around for 25+ years.
The average "Joe" will likely get a new drives simply for speed, size or just a new drive with a new (tablet, phone, pc, whatever)
Not many distros use it yet because of the massive debacle. I know red hat use it but that's because they made it. There are loads of distros on the fence because of systemd.
But because gnome would require systemd in future if you wanted to not use systemd you would also have to drop gnome.
To be honest not so much of a great loss since gnome 3+ has become utter rubbish.
SSL/TLS was more meant as a general term even though many implementations are known to be useless. I should have replaced it simply with keypair encryption of some sorts. Regardless with very little effort, anyone can do completely encrypted communications directly to each other which simply overrides whatever MI6 have said. It is not the fault of big providers but the lack of action on the governments part.
Okay so the TERRist has a hotmail account and the government can now see everything. BUT the suspected terrorists post nothing of the kind to each other using their hotmail. Instead they use a peer to peer instant messaging client that uses public/private keys to encrypt their direct communication with each other.
So obviously now that they can chat in secret it must obviously be large corporations fault.
1. ISP can't see a thing other then source/destination. Can somewhat but not completely be hidden by TOR
2. There is no large corporation to blame as they are not using server-side services. Nothing to trawl through.
3. Unless they have broken TLS/SSL keypairs some how then they cannot view the contents of the data unless they get hold of each of the private keys from the individuals.
4. It does not require very much knowledge to use encrypted chat clients. Just a few internet searches to see what programs + features are available and that is it.
I am all for nailing these terrorist rats to a wall but simply passing the blame just goes to show how little they care and simply want a nation of blanket monitoring. The government needs to take responsibility for their own inaction.
Although I think the watch is a gimmick I kind of like it for one reason. Unlike the failed Samsung attempts it does not look like someone has just strapped a small phone to your wrist. In the streaming video it actually looks thin and um.... watch-like.
So purely in terms of hardware Apple are ahead of the game. Won't know much about software until it is in active use by the populous for a while.
I will wait until the true Electric car is upon us. The hydrogen fuel cell powered one.
My neighbour actually got rid of his new Prius in favour of a Diesel powered car because he said in winter and cold weather the batteries are so rubbish that he gets worse fuel economy than most pure petrol cars. Yes diesel is more polluting than any other fuel type out there but seeing as they get good fuel economy and range its no surprise that diesels are still selling so well.
We definitely need more research into Hydrogen Fuel Cell cars. They produce zero pollution (water) and fill up in a matter of seconds/minutes just like todays fuel cars. I don't want to sit at a pub for 8 hours waiting to charge up.
And for all those that are going to say where do we get the hydrogen from? Well the most logical thing to keep it zero carbon footprint would be to use solar/wind/wave energy. There are many North African and South European countries that get huge amounts of good powerful sunlight so a good solar farm can produce masses of hydrogen and just export it.
You would like to know that PostgreSQL does support extensions one of which is Memcached
So depending on use case... not always needed to hack about and putting files on SHM
Ok, granted not all closed-source software companies are dicks but in general many are. With Open Source you point the flaw and everyone is up in arms scream how crap open source is and then of course nose onto screen to start patching.
With some closed source companies, of which I can think of one example starting with the letter V and ending with the letter W that will simple take a gagging order out on you to stop you saying a thing. No one knows if the problems have been fixed except that the ones making the report are now silenced.
So if there is a bug in your code. Get a gag order. Job done, bug destroyed
Doubt Apache is losing it due to IIS. Not saying IIS isn't gaining traction however your statement is stupid. Web server market share for Apache is more likely being lost to NGINX.
Now maybe someone should audit NGINX code :-)
http://w3techs.com/technologies/overview/web_server/all (take with a pinch of salt)
Who knows... maybe they simply truncate your password so when it gets spat out the other end it is only 10 characters. And then someone accidentally took that feature out and BAM, error.
ICO probably like most say, will do nothing about it yet strange thing is the little guy in the same position would be in prison, fined a million pounds and lashed in public (ok the last one is a bit of drama added)
Or "proprietary" is simply another term for "we don't want to admit storing plain text/weak passwords"
I know of one game company that will not accept any non-alpha numeric characters in their passwords which seems to raise the suspicions of them storing plain text.
You miss the point. Many people want decent headphones but not wanting to pay the massive prices for the good stuff. So it mainly comes to three categories like trash, decent, amazing.
Yes I would put those studio headphones in the amazing category however not all of us earn the amazing salary to get them. As for sound frequency, it is not an only criteria but I find many headset with a wider range seems to sound better.
If money was no object then top of the range Sennheiser or similar would have been the better purchase of course.
Disclaimer 1: I am NOT an audiophile but do like music to sound reasonably good so meh...
Disclaimer 2: I do NOT work for SteelSeries or have any affiliation to them.
I personally find decent mid-range mid-price headphones/headsets are actually very decent these days. When my last headset broke I went out looking for another pair and stumbled upon a brand called steel series which seems more like they are for gamers but audio quality for music for my ears is actually very good. (my younger ears, can hear higher frequencies)
Spent months looking and most headphones only have a frequency range of 20Hz to 20KHz but this set (link below) does 18Hz to 28KHz. For music I have the graphic equaliser flat (off) and the music sounds great on my MacBook Pro onboard sound. Nice bass, nice mid-range and nice treble.
All in all, paying high price for something does not "always" provide quality but there are those rare occasions.
Half the price of Dre headphones and sounds better in my opinion http://steelseries.com/products/audio/steelseries-siberia-v2
Wrong! Backup on digital ocean backup is NOT free and it says on the vps creation screen that it costs 20% of the vps. Still cheaper than most but the backup costs can add up.
Snapshots AFAIK right now are free but those are not live and require the vps to be turned off to use the feature.
So the article is indeed correct
Yes and No. It depends, but first my disclaimer. I use a Nexus 5 so very much so not a "fanboy" as some would say. That is also a very overused and stupid word anyway.
For a phone size wise the iPhone 4 to iPhone 5 has not changed much in overall dimensions. It got slightly taller but in the average persons hands its easy to use even one handed. So Jobs saying a big phone is bad is not that they won't make a bigger one but they are saying that there are limits. My Nexus 5 I think is as big as a phone should be and any bigger seems pointless since one handed usage can be difficult at times even with my larger than normal hands. Apple in this case are first trying to cater to the majority (80% to 90%)
Same thing with the tablet. Technically there is no 7 inch iPad since it is actually 8 inches. It also offers what means other tablets don't which is a nice aspect ratio. 3:2 would have been better but 4:3 is similar. The only time I see 16:9 being nice is when watching a film.
I like the Nexus range which is why I still use android but if everything is getting massive where you won't be able to get a less than 5 inch phone any more that at least has good specs then I might actually consider getting an iPhone.
I doubt Apple are making a 5.5 or 6+ inch phone and my guess all these leaks are a load of bollocks but if they did then in all likelihood you will find the smaller options will sell many more units.
Just seems so many people interpret other peoples words to their liking. Why do you think all this in fighting is happening between them humans. :-D
Where did you see that PostgreSQL 10 release announcement? Link please?
Apologies if this is a late April Fools Joke as it is currently the 2nd not the 1st :-P
Hypothetically, am I now supposed to boycott any form of product, individual or company because they ARE run by a gay person (the other side of the coin, trick question or whatever you want to call it). Obviously everyone has their own personal views and sometimes people make it publicly know.
As long as this person keeps his personal views separate from the job Mozilla has place him in then nothing wrong with it. This is just in my opinion trying to get on the news bandwagon..... hey look at me I can boycott, point fingers and protest but why is no one following me.....
These are not watches and the spec other than having a nice screen is terrible. Until the things battery can last as long as my current watch I will keep my trusty casio.
Simple, round face, hardened face, stainless clip strap, not too thick Casio Wave Ceptor and had it for 7 years now and I only changed the battery a year ago. That is what I call a good battery life. A watch with a 6 year battery ticks my box.
The same old problem is that everyone is using batteries. Batteries have never been great for convenience and keeping cost down. They are fast to drain and slow to charge.
Personally I think electric cars are the future and I wouldn't mind having one BUT I don't want a battery powered one when hydrogen fuel cell electrics have the same convenience as your current fuel cars.
Here is how I see it.
Everyone has human rights and we should respect that. I am talking real rights, not the "my 50 inch TV right" kind. In my opinion if you wilfully with planned intent murder someone then you should lose your human rights on the basis that you denied someone else theirs (the right to live i suppose)
These two should not be executed/jailed but rather when they come out of hospital make them work the rest of their lives in a hard labour camp to pay for their crimes. Crush rocks till their days end.
Chances are though they will go to the hotel reception (court) and then get sent to their fancy hotel room (jail). And for all those categorising based on religion, do not forget that every religion has extremists and all extremists should burn equally.
I also wholly agree that snooping powers will have done nothing to stop this. The first thing to happen when everyone "knows" they are being snooped on is encrypted communications will become so commonplace that the law effectively becomes useless.
This is true, if the checksumming can be done in hardware then it takes the stress away from the server using it (and other advantages) but checksumming data in software on the host is at least better than not checksumming at all.
This article in quite a few area I just nod in agreement. RAID 5 should really never be used anymore since you are just shooting yourself in the foot but for some systems that don't require 100% uptime and only deal with a few small disk (300GB or less) then it's not the worst way you can make an array. But since many arrays these days are large RAID 5 (or even 6) is now a problem.
Personally I use ZFS (or any checksum based filesystem like btrfs when stable) since to me data integrity matters.
The problem though in the corporate world is the lack of either understanding, trust or both. My area of work (their name will remain anonymous) are still using in many systems for even busy IO intensive servers, RAID 1
As an example where you would explain to your boss that RAID 1 (or any RAID to be honest) will not protect you from corrupt data since if something is corrupted by something like software on one disk the other is already corrupted and unrecoverable. Now imagine your boss thinks he is always right and says you can recover the data of the second drive if using software RAID. On top of this a RAID1 pair running a server with 20+ virtual machines on it.
This example is not uncommon in some businesses and you may have the understanding but you are not the person to convince. As the subject, storage shouldn't be complicated but when the people in charge don't or refuse to understand then it becomes the most complicated system ever.
This article puts a great perspective on how easy storage should be but in reality it's not
Regardless of the ruling as it blows way past my head I did note that the UK judge said that his ruling cannot be overridden as it applies EU wide (or something like that). This is strange since if this applies to all EU member states then isn't Germany's ruling suppose to apply EU wide and was the court battle not there first.
I'm not in favour of Apple but from what I can see the UK has basically overridden a German court decision? So what's the point of the "cannot override" rule if member states do it anyway.
Doh! because the EU is one big circus show by the looks of things