What happens next is you discover you'll have to pay yet again to remove the freezes, either temporarily or permanently, I suppose.
216 posts • joined 7 Feb 2010
Did AMD ever work out their Z-buffering issues? I seem to recall that every time I tried one of their cards textures would pop through each other like a mofo.
All I want to know...
Can we vote THESE guys into office in the US?
Re: Still Unclear on Concept - Two faced
Might be because the bugs in that codebase have to go through the manufacturer, then the vendor, and there's a pretty high % chance that one of those two can't be arsed to pass it through because they're wanting to push the latest and greatest phones?
I like mine better.
Didn't even call or text the person supposedly directing him to do the stuff. Grand!
If the person in charge of your business's money hasn't got your cell #- oh. Well then.
The ability to 'hide' is something whose time is long past, and should be removed from all operating systems. Roll the stuff the user shouldn't care about into a 'system' category if you like, but there should be no OS-coded ability whatsoever for any program or process to conceal its presence.
ScriptSafe is what you're looking for, in Chrome.
"If you can afford to charge us $200 million for the next DoD/NSA/NRA launch, why did you charge us $500 million last year?"
"You're doing less change orders and 'special test' requests now."
If you don't believe it you haven't seen government.
Citizen! If you know you are going to be shooting video at night in a fixed area, you may want to set up some lights to help capture the action!
Captain Obvious, AWAY!
Without having a firm understanding of the protocol (not a network guy, not going to be arsed to go read it), I think my first question be if the includeSubDomains flag actually did get put in as Mikhail said or not.
Seems like another of those things that would stand out like a beacon via Ghostery/NoScript/ScriptSafe.
How often do you use the menu bar? Are you just after the bookmarks? That's easy to have showing all the time in Chrome. Job done.
Re: Form letters save me time being ignored!
Makes perfect sense to me. Write a letter if it's likely it'll actually be read and considered. Write a sentence to tell them which pile to put you in if a secretary or algorithm is going to be working a tally board.
This is Level of Effort stuff, here.
This is mean and bad for the workers and all, but I cannot stop laughing. How much is it going to take for these companies to realize that hey, they should be proactive, not reactive about their security. The very fact that they are looking for these people NOW, seems like it opens them up for gross negligence suits.
I think the issue would revolve around the effect that the element has.
Back during the period that the antitrust action took place against Microsoft, IE was not only not standards compliant, but it was seriously not compliant, to the degree that a website that looked right in IE didn't work at all for anything else, including those that followed the standard. This meant that it was likely that most sites would look right on IE, but wrong other browsers unless the owners had implemented detection and presentation of separate pages/files for the browsers. It was a deliberate act, adding functions and features that aren't in the standards to break compatibility with other browsers.
Contrast that with the search issue. Different search site/plugin is going to return different results, with different priorities. Google started as a webpage, and got to be the site of choice for search. They work based on content. Search Engine Optimization got to be a thing, and if I recall properly, it's against the rules with Google. Your content should be your content, and it should be relevant, and you shouldn't be stashing a bunch of keywords to push your ranking up. Sites get caught misbehaving, get dropped in ranking until they clean up the fake bullshit they put in to push themselves up.
Not sure that you can really compare deliberately breaking standards and by extension sites, and thus making other browsers not render them properly... with crawling sites and ranking them, and demoting them if they try to fake out the rating system. Google is just doing what it does, search, and there really are other choices. I presume the other search engines do similar in terms of ranking and demotion... or maybe not, if they return a lot of keyword-bait sites at the top.
So wait... Are they trying to sue Google because users are (fat dumb and) happy with Google search?
Good lord, I think they are. If I want something else, I search for "search" in the Play Store, job done.
And no, I don't want to. Some monopolies come because everyone else is rubbish.
Windows and Linux users would appear to be immune because their operating systems don't accept ICMP redirection packets that carry malicious traffic."
I think the important question that should be asked here is "How can they tell?" Do they not accept redirections and thus not comply with the standard, or do they have a central place they connect and get such updates from. If so you just have to redirect that first! Reminds me of The Invention of Lying.
Something else for us to have to fill out instead of actually doing work.
I, for one, welcome the time when all these politicians, and all these spook agencies, sit back wide-eyed and stunned, and realize, "My God, they're not buying it."
Lies, truth... They've shown we can't tell the difference, so we're forced to not believe any of it.
Re: The only jewelry I wear is my Wedding ring.
Arc-heating hazard, I imagine.
Re: Some perspective on this
At least part of it is probably because NASA's COTS program was for more than just one entry, they wanted a competition going, so you kinda had to have other new entrants? Not sure, but I think the legacy folks were excluded from bidding?
Re: In this case, it's not the technology.
If it's just cargo (human spaceflight DOES NOT like rockets you can't shut off if an anomaly occurs), ATK was offering all-solid boosters that can fill the role and give Orbital time to bring a new engine online. Maybe the AR-1 that Aerojet Rocketdyne is offering, that'd put them up pretty well.
Really, as soon as this Antares blew, the AJ-26 was dead and the program was on the ropes. Combined with the test stand explosion due to corrosion cracking / old metal, their entire supply of engines is now suspect, and testing didn't catch either fault. It's like the Minotaur fairing issues but from the other direction.
Re: The images really are telling...
Because they're not massive wankers like MS and Samsung? I've no love for Apple, but I can't stand kruft.
Looking forward to Android 5 on my Nexus 7.
Is it really a monopoly if everyone else is pants?
Insert obligatory "Whereas we cant't trust the government about ANYTHING" comment here.
Re: Isn't that a bit risky?
Yep, I do. They're refusing to disclose them, just the way it was with Linux. Look how well that worked out for them.
Shame about the shite code and interface though.
"Many retailers have already seen the benefits and are delighting their customers at over 220,000 locations."
Bless me. I can't find the comic, but I seem to remember one about some card that got the user off when swiped through the reader. This is the only way I can visualize someone being justified in describing paying for tat using this language, and I don't think that's a feature even of the iPhone 6 "Size Matters" edition.
Re: Freetard redux?
No, actually it's more like having your television suddenly stop displaying any inputs. Cable, aerial, USB pictures. What's going on? You have no clue, you can't take it back as it's out of warranty. Oh, here's a news story, some company is saying that your tv has a counterfeit part in it, and that as a result they've disabled all its inputs. Have fun with your new flat lamp.
No matter whose due dilligence failed, they are going to have a very hard time tracking this down, or even determining where those chips came from. Meanwhile, YOUR stuff now does not work, and you have little recourse.
Stop thinking like an uber-geek. You need to be thinking like an end-user about this. Nobody outside of this forum and frequenters of perhaps a handful of other tech sites would know about this unless it manages to go huge online. Yon End User plugs the device in, it stops working, they have no way to find out why unless they think to go digging way into device properties. When is the last time you looked at a USB ID just because?
It is effectively bricked, for the average person's level of skill. Copy or not, this falls squarely into the Computer Misuse Act as malicious software.
Chinese government to Apple: Your security is crap, improve your security!
Apple improves it.
Chinese government to hacker corps / ISPs: Break them
Chinese government to Apple, Chinese public: Apple security is crap, everyone should buy Xiaomi.
Job's a good'un.
I'm not sure about anyone else, but the more I hear this sort of thing from them, the more I think "Good" and look for more things I can encrypt. Because obviously they need for their base level of difficulty to be a lot higher to make them focus their resources where they're actually needed, instead of getting into everything just because they can.
Anybody else thinking "Streisand Effect"?
It appear that every single post in this thread is some flavor of "fuck off".
I'll go with "sod off, you big girl's blouse!"
Captain Obvious to the Quarterdeck!
As the number of those with power or authority who seem to be trustworthy shrinks, so too does the number of people willing to trust them. Funny, that.
Fishing expedition canceled; too much ICE in the bay.
Re: Spyware, spyware, spyware
Well, the data mining has always been there. The difference is that now we get to be one of the end users of it, too!
So, cheap, old Android phone produced as an exercise in how weak of hardware will take crapware and still boot is behaving badly. Got it. Seems to compare well with the complaints about how long in the tooth (read: unuseable) the iPhone 3S got after iOS for the iPhone 5 came out. Anyway!
You might check the Moto G and maybe E, especially if you can get the Play Edition direct from Google. Direct updates, no carrier crap to get in the way and cause instability. They're as cheap as you can reasonably get a good smartphone off-contact, and Motorola seems to be on top of their game with updates for what does go through them. Reportedly might have beat the Nexus phones to one of the 4.4.X updates.
So, what Android phone is it? I suspect Samsung, which is pronounced "marketing hype and bloated UI addons". Might want to try one of the Nexus for comparison.
Also, I believe for Android phones without removable battery, there is a watchdog chip that monitors the power button. Hold it for 10s and bip, it resets, even in the midst of a hard lockup.
This reminds me of...
One of my senior projects for undergrad. Combining a strain gauge and normal optical tracking to cut the amount of motion needed to move the cursor while still maintaining the full control that a mouse gives you. A nice thing if you don't want to set the sensitivity so twitching snaps your cursor to the far side of the screen, and you haven't got a ton of space to be scrolling way over to the side. Also less lift-and-place while circle-strafing the boss (in game, though it might be against your boss!).
Blame Where Blame Is Due
Remember, Nest is operating separately from Google, they managed to cock it up all on their own. Sounds like they could do with borrowing some security auditors, though!
Re: Inefficiency is irrelevant
Even if it consumes 5A @ 12VDC to supply 50mA @ 5VDC to one device?
Inefficiency is never irrelevant, it simply varies in acceptability.
Re: "a tool Microsoft uses to hide its source code from being copied"
" I'm just trying to imagine what would happen to the file system of a regular Windows PC if it had to deal with its configuration as a billion tiny files instead of the big hulking mess that the registry is."
Hmm. I rather think it'd read the configuration for the program when (if) it loads it up, like any sane person would do. The individual files are a million times smaller than the registry, so it's a doddle.
The Windows Registry is rather like memorizing the entire contents of your library instead of just looking at the table of contents for the book you want when you pick it up.
Hate to Say It But...
I kinda agree with his lawyer. There have been too many bad apples brought to light, too much talk of being trained to construct "artificial" evidence trails for them to be worthy of trust, especially if things actually are rather vague about the circumstances under which all this was uncovered. It's much, much too close to the shenanigans that China and other such countries pull with their fully monitored networks.
"Such as Amazon's site?"
If you mean their app store, and it requires you to enable install of untrusted apps, then yes that falls under "third party".
Something seems off...
"In addition, the malware now asks to be installed as Device Administrator..."
Oh, there we go. Yet another social engineering attack that's only possible if you enable third party / untrusted apk installs, download it, and then tell it to install.
Re: And bad advice...
Obviously that guy didn't read the manual.
Call it the Model A
Buy SAX, you all.
Well done that man.
My thoughts almost exactly. .oO(Pot, meet kettle. He'll probably get you steamed.)
This is HILARIOUS! (/Sparta)
Seriously, I understand there's a certain amount of trolling going on with switched gamer handles... :)
Apple Makes War*ing Easier Than Ever
Seriously, help me out here. I'm struggling to see how this is more than security theater when the things actually being talked about are MitM attacks and other such untrustworthy network access points, when one is in public. OMG, someone might sniff my MAC address from the wifi that I leave on all the time hunts around for access points. 9 out of 10 access points that someone would care about broadcast their SSID, so what they should be doing is passive listening (multiple wardriving programs have shown this to be quite effective) and then directly connecting to the one that they're interested in.
Article Title Incorrect
It should be "Adults' Opinion of Teenage Writing Ability Now Equal to Chatbot". Seriously, that's all it is. The standard of perception is slipping.
Re: And the/a flip side is...
Hint: It's the same as if they did it with a cell phone camera. They can store all the data on the device, cutting them off the net does nothing, and they should have their own connectivity with them anyway.
Your line of thinking has met innumerable technological advances in the 21st century. You may want to check your perspective.