135 posts • joined 13 Dec 2010
And generally, that copy is inferior to the original, so that while it may appear identical to human eyes or ears, it will be very different at the bit level...
Is Facebook included in this 'forget me' game?
Re: Never Mind The Vector..
Not entirely free
The much-vaunted 'free themes' are not entirely free ... you need to register for their Cloudy service, which means giving them some details about you... typically via your Google account (on Android at least).
Re: Majority has decided what is the eb server of choice....
Apparently MS has been throwing money or other arm-twisting tricks to persuade large hosters of parked pages to switch to IIS. AFAICS the only benefit of this is incomplete articles in the press about how IIS is set to become (/will become) the most popular web server, which is a useless metric. As mentioned, the picture for Active sites is very different, and the Top Million even more so .. which somehow does not get mentioned in the news reports.
Re: Non-reflective laptop screens.
No, you need to go the other way.
But today is 19 May not 1 April....
Way back when I was still on DOS I used 4DOS which was bl**dy brilliant. I presume their current product is all new and improved like many washing powders, you should certainly take a look....
Aren't they worried about how this is going to make life safer for [drug dealers | Cyber criminals | pedophiles | varmint-of-the-month] ?....
Just another American mess
A long time ago I asked why the US domains did not end in .us like all the other countries in the world had their .cc extension. The answer was for the same reason that British stamps do not declare themselves to be British like all other countries stamps declare their country: because they invented it.
So .com, .org made sense in the beginning because there was an implied (.us) at the end. When the net rolled out globally it made sense to launch the .cc domains to differentiate. Unfortunately Versign in their greed opened up the domains under their control to world+dog+spammer, resulting in a mess.
Here in South Africa we have .co.za. .org.za etc, all nicely differentiated. No one is pressured to buy the matching .org.za for their .co.za because firstly it's not necessary and secondly would probably not be allowed if you were not a non-profit.
The moves by ICANN and assorted stupid evil registrars around the world to increase chaos into the system by adding spaghetti naming schemes is as pointed out above, nothing but extortion similar to the Chinese scammers telling me someone wants to register mydomain.com.cn and do I want to buy it at an inflated price?
We've got similar schemes running here (.africa, anyone?) which are just as ridiculous and confusing.
I know some countries (notably Germany) did not initially nicely break up their name space, but I think they are moving in that direction now.
I also think that the US should enforce the .us on all their domains. Clearly there are too many candidates globally for every business wanting .com to fit in.
If something like this happened, I suspect it would be aimed to those 'publishers' running link farms with no useful original content ... the type of sites that Google does not want running AdSense.
However I actually also have some issues with something similar ... where a few pounds are mysteriously deducted at the end of the month for 'invalid traffic' ... and Google is unable to offer further details. Makes me wonder, it does ....
As a Swiftkey user, I know it learns the words I use ... so I'm pretty sure his keyboard app learned all those words, and was able to correctly guess what he was trying to type even if his finger motions did not hit all the correct letters ... thus the record is 'assisted' and not valid.
I'd hazard a guess that the tweaks they made to MySQL will also work with MariaDB ...
Would it be a bad idea to launch a probe at right angles to our solar system, and build up a birds-eye view? Or would that just take too long?
Re: GPS is FAR more accurate at altitude
AFAIK the barometer is used to calculate your height above sea level... from your GPS position, it can request the pressure at a known nearby weather station, and, using that pressure and yours, approximate your height above sea level.
Re: Gift cards
We ain't got such Google cards here in Sunny South Africa ... I did actually buy a tablet for my kid. It got stolen out of my vehicle (along with my 2-month-old laptop) ... thieves used a remote-control blocker.... Now I check my door after locking ...
Re: The App Store Con
I got some Hair Salon thing from Amazon for my kid ... was a Free App of the Day. Recently it refuses to run UNLESS I am logged into Amazon AND HAVE ENABLED one-click purchasing. I hope my instructions to my kid to 'not buy anything' were enough. From my point of view, this policy is Evil.
I had exactly the same idea today ... a customer wants to 'negotiate' a 1/3 reduction in my rate because they're struggling. After much thought, I've concluded that he actually wants me to work 1/3 slower. Which is doable, I suppose...
Actually most currencies in the world are "non-government supported" which I am taking to mean 'not issued and controlled by governments" ... they are in fact issued by private banks, who have said governments by the short and curlies. That is the real problem with money today. The few countries where the money supply is not privately controlled are of course labeled as rogue and marked for regime change (Libya, Syria...)
Where's the control group study?
Re: Now if they can get ports the other way
Do devs really need another minor environment to worry about?
look Ma no wheels
They don't need to roll around on the moon.. they can fly the required distance after touchdown.
Re: No Longer necessary!?!
Let's start in the beginning:
1. You wash your clothes with perfumed fabric softener.
2. You wash yourself with perfumed detergent (called soap-free body wash, loaded with nasty chemicals)
3. You put on perfumed deodorant. (more nasty chemicals)
4. You put on perfume / cologne / aftershave (more nasty chemicals)
Which smell exactly is 'you'?
And you wonder why you get sick, since your millions of years of evolution have never met this toxic cocktail before and does not know how to handle it?
Re: "banning cheese next, followed closely by nuts."
What about the instructions on said packets: 1. Open packet. 2. Eat nuts.
I think this is the media companies answer (well, part of it) to the piracy problem ... give people fat pipes, and let them stream hi-res movies and sports. This costs money from the supplier side, and the download sites will not be able to compete.
Yes I know there are holes in this argument and other ideas are welcome :-)
Re: GPS in smartphones
On my S3, yes the battery drains. On my Note 3, I don't even notice that the GPS is permanently on. They fixed it real good :-) Of course, the Samsungs already use the Yank and Russian systems, am wondering when they will add the Chinese one as well ...
Re: what women want
Or as Rider Haggard put it in "She" (IIRC): men want beauty, woman want gold.
Re: memo to IBM
Actually PMMail (originally OS/2) still has some tricks that KMail can't do. Moving to Kmail was a bit of a compromise but I still prefer KMail to those nasty HTML interfaces. Used to enjoy Golded on DOS. Used cc:mail at work , it drove me nuts (but not quite as much as Word, which reduced me to a swearing and desk pounding) until we were migrated to Lotus Notes, much to my utter amazement and confusion, since it did NOT play nice with the rest of the email universe and was an exercise in frustration. Here's the graveyard: http://www.pmmail2000.com/
I thought Occam said antimatter does not exist?
Are round corners on a rectangle Trivial or Substantial?
When did BIND and SendMail become 'incredibly secure'?
Call me extravagant but I could probably manage to live on USD 1250 a day ....
I thought this whole 'everything on one device' was where Google was headed with Android and Google Wallet .. they've already talked about rolling your cards, cash and keys into your phone ...
A drone would have been cheaper.
Microsoft needs to take the blame for these things. Why? Because of the brain-dead default setting in every version of Windows that I've seen, which is to 'hide file extensions of well known file types'. So the mark sees a file that looks like file.pdf when in reality it is file.pdf.exe ...
No one has said anything about the costs for website owners to buy SSL certificates in this scheme.
Re: hmmm, IE, IE, IE???
IE: Internet Exploder.
Hey iWatch, what do I have in my fridge back home?
Doom is near!
What about the elephant?
So many people debating atheism, no one sees the elephant: what is the Queen still doing in the oath? What duty does anyone think they have to her?
Re: Constant spam from ad companies
After running a rooted S2 and S3 for two years, I've moved onto a Note 3 which is not yet rooted. I am quite shocked at the level of advertising, from things like GoSMS ... those interstituals are really annoying.
I wonder if MS is starting to worry about ending up behind Ubuntu / Firefox / Sailfish / Tizen phones? Or if the fact that at some point in the near to medium future (if not already) there will be more personal computing devices based on that upstart Linux than on Windows .... and we all know that developers go where the numbers are....
I am Shocked! Shocked! that Siri will take instructions from any voice instead of just the owner .....
" Windows no longer has the security holes of yesteryear" ... because they've copied more and more of the unix/linux way of doing things, which was properly thought through and designed in the beginning, unlike Windows, which was not. Heck, MS even stole the networking code for Win3 from unix. Then they went on to add multiple users, 'execute' permissions, etc... but being MS, dumbed things down to the point somewhere between annoying and unusable.
I'm fully expecting Windows 10 to be Windows X ... for the same reason Apple used the X: unix.
That is clearly a fake rock made out of cheap cement.
Re: It looks very interesting, I might just try this out...
Never mind the permissions, see what they claim the right to do with all your personal data ... I risked installing it, tried it, hated it, uninstalled it. Nice idea in theory but don't think it will work properly in the real world.