Re: "temporarily bricked"?
63 posts • joined 1 Jun 2010
Goddamn it, you mean I gotta go redraw my Context Diagram *again*!
Ok, but he oddly tries to draw a distinction between how an OS *looks* and how it *works*, when actually, he's talking about the system in both cases.
Agreed, Twitts can't win.
- He's excited to 'try a new thing', but he's not sure why.
- He's always liked Microsoft's attempts to 'change the paradigm'.
- He thinks that a user interface defines how a computer *works*.
Confused people like Matias him are the reason IT, big and small, is in a mess. Put your suit on sir, and go sell something to... maybe a government department?
I fking hate Msoft.
I went to the link below and submitted a 'Technical Support Scam' report, which seems appropriate. I incorporated as many expletives as my sensitive nature would allow. Won't do any good of course, but it dissipates the anger.
>>spooks would prefer a less obvious yet incredibly simple approach of pick-pocketing the key while their targets are focused on improving the lock.
Yes. One thing that makes me wary of VeraCrypt is (from their site):
"TrueCrypt uses PBKDF2-RIPEMD160 with 1000 iterations whereas in VeraCrypt we use 327661."
That does not fill me with the confidence of knowing that VeraCrypt is even vaguely aware of
>>less obvious yet incredibly simple approach(es).
Noooo, please don't. I for one come to the Reg. for (apart from great tech. analysis) its total political incorrectness and utter ignorance and insanity on issues like climate change!
>>having worked with children to whom all kind of nasty things had happened back in the 70's.
Oh, go p'ss up a f'kstick. As it happens, some of us *were* those kids, and we sure as hell don't need the help of dumb f'ck attitudes like this to get by:-
>>So the thumbs down is from someone who thinks violence to kids is OK?
Please Keep It Unreal, Reg.
As for VW, bring on Tesla - can't be soon enough.
Didn't know they had Steam Punk back then. And I really gotta get me some of those pince nez.
The old guys are on the up in politics, too. It's a good time to be alive.
...your sandel-wearing, furry freak mates turn out to have been right all along. I've hated Linux for as long as I can remember. But maybe it's time to dive in. And certainly, if I was setting up a development environment at work, my recommendation would now be Linux.
Indeed. It never sounds good when people start blaming their performance issues on the core protocols. I suspect this is a very big part of his problem:
“In the kernel, for every new networking characteristic, someone adds more stuff – the data path becomes very complicated.”
And yet his solution is to add yet more "heuristics"?
Having said that - it's a nightmare area to be working in, given the market conditions.
I love how the marketeers turn energy inefficiency and waste into desirable features (for morons). Same with cars.
The irony is that since NTFS turned Windows into a real OS, each new version has offered very little new. And that's really always been the elephant in the room for MS. OS as a service is their only way out, with a "Support and Security Fix" tag line. Windows 10 is the start of that shift.
"At C4L we specialise in providing 100% uptime and security to protect you from the results of disasters when using such a setup. We will ensure that all of your data remains available in the event of fire, theft or other data loss. We can also ensure that should you lose an office/site, then your staff can continue to work as before from either home or another location with no interruption."
Still, they could have claimed 110%, like a footballer. So s'pose that's humble of them.
I'm intrigued that EE advertising appears down both sides of Reg's home page and other stories. But click on this one, and it disappears - completely blank. Biting the Hand.. but within reason!! Respect! Or probably just complete coincidence.
This has all the makings of total f#king disaster. Slow car crash time. You can somehow just sense it. Updates off, for now.
I voted Sad, but was secretly thinking Cool.
We appear to have a system which turns innovative genius into monopolistic monstrosity. Inevitably. Suggestions?
Giving up a mobile number to a free webmail provider is about as dumb as it gets. That's obvious.
As for the scam, it just goes to show that adding complexity doesn't imply better security. It nearly always implies the opposite.
>> “If we actually succeeded in creating machines that were intelligent, how would we ensure that they would be controlled and friendly?
> By definition we couldn't. To be intelligent, an entity needs to be able to make its own conclusions and decide its own actions.
By definition? That implies we're agreed on a definition, which we're not.
But let's define an AI as "Something capable of creating new knowledge, creating new ideas and ways of testing them, and thereby amplifying the human ability to research." Even then, why does it need the ability to decide its *own* actions? Couldn't it just issue a list of instructions? So, if it decided some particular theory deserved investigating, it would explain useful ways to do so.
Couldn't we *use* such an intellgence, without giving it any physical ability... a pure, virtual intelligence? But then, how to firewall the damn thing...... Can knowledge be firewalled?
It's time to call out F#cking Farce on this.
You could not make this stuff up. Only Damien Hirst sells more worthless pieces of crap to bigger morons. But that's a very, very high bar.
>>There's no suggestion that the accident was in any way related to XP. ®
I'm suggesting it. So now there is.
The sort of mentality which thinks it's ok to use something like XP, (let's assume it's not actually controlling anything, which would be insane), in a nuclear installation, probably also thinks it's ok not to build a wall higher than 10m (or whatever it was), to protect the emergency backup generators for the nuclear core coolant system.
Cool. And even better, we can just let the kids worry about the decommissioning and clean up, somewhere down the line. They'll thank us for keeping the lights on. And in any case, there's no problem with any of that sh't, right, nothing a good, stiff broom can't budge, right?
Ahhh... amortising costs out to the future, to screw up the future - it's so great.
Now, back to a serious question: how do you actually measure the efficiency of a wind turbine? Power out / Power in, but how do you measure the Power in?
But have you got a plastic cup which requires ~5000 words of legal mumbo?
Impressive credentials. But "Darktrace" ? Hahah - gimme a break. Someone's been watching too many crap '90s cybercrime flics.
Security is so great - selling nuts to monkeys.
>> Don't hang around with other expats too much and also try to learn the language.
Agree, and especially avoid expats who only hang around other expats.
The Germans I've worked with are a great bunch. Culturally, we're very close in more ways than we like to admit. Work hard, play hard.
Let it all out, dude. Squeeze all that bile and pus right out. It's good to talk.
Yea, it's better times for pros, too. The market for embedded sw engineers, and especially those with some low power and/ or security knowledge, is looking quite rosy at present. Most good people have been sucked in and blown out of the mobile industry over the last few years. That's now a nightmare, as mobile races to the bottom.
But just recently, it's become clear that we may be able to avoid Linux just a bit longer...
Those who make money from scientific achievement, and then deny science when it comes to climate, those people should be the first against the wall. Let's remember their names. And we certainly won't find that particular history on Google, in a few years...
We could be. But that theory adds no new explanations for what we observe. Moreover, it would require additional explanations, if true. Hence, we choose to drop it. Please just drop it. It's old and boring. Like me.
Great picture - good work.
...unlike the rest of human kind, which acts with selfless, imaginative, quiet humility, content to spread happiness and peace throughout the land.
It seems to me that the IT industry will be always be utterly, incompetently, and completely incapable of implementing these subtle rules.
The only realistic way ahead is to "get down with the kids". We have to start accepting that we won't have private information, except that which we keep in a diary, maybe. Once the psychological hurdle is jumped, it's easy. All the Information Commissioners, lawyers and "security specialists" [haha] lose their jobs. So what?
zzz ... sorry - is this a piece of your brain?... zzz
No. You're confusing control with actuation. Electronics cannot do what hydraulics does. And most car breaking systems these days are controlled by electronic detection of a loss of traction - a skid.
If this problem is the battery, then it should be relatively easy to solve, although the logic of using a battery capable of sustaining its own combustion is very questionable.
If, as seems more likely, it's the charge and management electronics, then it could be total nightmare.
I genuinely wish you Good Luck, guys.
Ok, wow, so it seems the evidence is overwhelming. And you present it so well. Thank you.
Haha great story! Mind you, that's how many people approached Bob Dylan's music, including me. It was that wonderfully awful nazal grind he made - it just seemed to grow on you, like smoking.
This is not an Internet phenomenon. There have always been sources you can trust, and sources you can't. It's nothing new. That's why in science and medicine for example, the peer review "chain of trust" is fundamental. (Of course, it too breaks down sometimes.)
So the Internet just gives us more and quicker, not better. But I thought everyone knew that..?
Agreed. It's an odd article.
Also- "Underpowered Intel Atom processors made netbooks useless as number crunchers..."
Well, duh. The clue is in the name.
Netbooks died because the functionality 99% of people want is now standard in phones and tablets - even cheaper and more portable.
Since you have "had the luxury throughout my life never to have experienced what he went through." then why the hell do you find his views "remarkable"? There's more to life than being a diplomat. Idiot.
RIP Sir Patrick.
No, for real science, it has to be Lissajous figures. Also, the guys have turned the scope towards the camera. Real engineers wouldn't do that - fail on 2 counts!
"Are you really suggesting we should be teaching school children how to program an OS?"
If he's not, I certainly am. The point about the Pi is that a few hundred lines of bare-metal code can make it flash an LED, beep a speaker, detect a finger, detect a light source etc etc. And that is where it all starts for kids. On that simple beginning everything else can stand. Over a number of school years, a complete school OS could be built, and the relevant hardcore Computer Science introduced as appropriate. That's how to teach computing.
We have forgotten that an "OS" can be simple and elegant. Of course, any single board computer could have fulfilled this role equally at any time over the last 20 years.The noise and b'llsh't of the likes of corporate MS have perverted what happens in schools. (And for balance, Linux is far too large and complex to play any part of early school learning. These are tools.)
@ Sean Timarco Baggaley
He meant denial in general- the whole denial THING.
And to you:
"Our cover story this week may generate controversy," he tweeted, "but only among the stupid."
We draw our own conclusions.
...W.T.F Wogan?? Give me a f'ing break. Morons. Turing should be there, without question. No one else on that list should make an I.O.U., let alone a tenner. Oh wait...
Anyway, the man now has my vote.
The HT is required at very low power, and easily derived from step-up conversion. 90 volt batteries for HT valve supplies were common for this purpose in the after-war years. Now of course, electronics is used to generate it from the 12 volt vehicle supply. That step-up conversion electronics *could* be valve, in the extreme case. And then you would only require semiconductors to get things going. (I'm not saying I've got such a set-up... but it's all feasible!)
I guess you don't know much about CB. And yes.
...but can anyone point me to govt. policy over what happens when the sh't really does hit the fan? [Pick 1 or more of early AM asteroid strike/ terrorist A bomb/ volcanic eruption/ Resident Evil scenario etc]. Given any national emergency, we know the mobile networks and internet will disappear faster than Jimmy Savile's CRB pass certificate. And I don't have any greater faith in digital broadcast. So what do the people do? (Personally, I'm keeping my valve CB in working order.. breaker break..) But is anyone on this case??
Errr, what? My comment was flippant...
As far as I can see, the forum discussions concern what happens when the file system starts to fill up, (so flash is implied). The article here is fine - it quite reasonably assumes we're discussing flash. The title is confusing, that's all.
I don't see what relevance that link has, unless the world is already more complicated than I thought... which could well be the case!
....is flash RAM?
...just because climate sceptics have a setback, or even, ultimately, are shown to be completely wrong, do not for one minute be misled into thinking that means there is no global scientific conspiracy to promote the theory of man-made climate change. That would be a big mistake…
Hmmm, I really think that after 50 years, it's time they had this hovering thing licked. I mean, come on, it's hardly rocket science.
Reg journos and radical thinking just don't mix!
We have a closed system, (well, one input- solar radiation, maybe two- asteroids) and everything follows from that. It's really not that hard - relax, calm down, lie in the sun and think about it.
You’ll get there.