Re: I understand it is just a very thin layer...
Yet still enough to blind pilots when the idiots fly where they're not supposed to...
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Yet still enough to blind pilots when the idiots fly where they're not supposed to...
That and also "who put them up to this?" and "why only those 4 states"?
I find it rather interesting that this is being spearheaded by the Texas AG, a post formerly inhabited by Ted Cruz, and the arguments sound amazingly similar to those he put forward in his little committee hearing on this contract.
"Those who know a little - think they know everything."
Oh! You mean teenagers!
So...a corollary to rule 34:
If it exists, there's a version with a network connection.
My poor laptop (which really isn't that old) only has mSATA slots.
So, this is yet another article which makes me wonder at what point we, in the US, come to understand that an internet connection is as important to modern life as roads are and proceed with nationalizing the infrastructure. There are too many examples like this where profits dictate access.
"We shouldn't have to delve into the innards of the OS just to get it to obey our instructions."
Ohhh...you thought it was your computer. Silly boy...
"We are confident that the requirements pursuant will provide an opportunity for the development of competition in the mobile software market in Russia, which will benefit our customers."
Shouldn't that be consumers?
Here's your training in a nutshell:
Just. Don't. Click. On.
Dodgy. ShortURLs. People.
URL's can be difficult for the average person to parse, but at least a full URL can be semi-reliably vetted by the domain. ShortURLs could lead anywhere.
it "violates the law, but seems not illegal."
So...it's a quantum law?
"Based on that, it's just not possible for Americans to have nice things."
We can have nice things. We just have to pay a not-so-nice price for them.
Yeah, I hate these!
"We didn't do anything wrong, but have 30 bucks..."
I know, I know, no merit and too expensive to defend an' all, but it's become the standard corporate CYA. No big company seems to do anything wrong these days.
"They want to lure us into "the cloud". Partly because it's all the rage right now, partly as a hedge against the slowing down of the hardware market. Lock in the existing customers even tighter. Offer more products "as a service", switch to subsrcription models. You may still own your device, but in order to make good use of it, you must use their services on their server farms."
I suspect it's far simpler than that. I think it's more a case of the Silicon Valley ivory tower. Around there, broadband internet is ubiquitous, so they forget it's not across many parts of the rest of the world. I've said before that all SV developers should be dropped into the middle of the Mojave desert on an annual basis to remind them what the "unconnected" world is like. I guess we need to load up the designers too!
"So you don't understand the benefit of ABS, traction control, cruise control (regular or adaptive), automatic emergency braking, automatic headlights and wipers etc.?"
All of these are assistive systems, not autonomous. They help you with the task of driving instead of doing the driving for you.
The problem with partial systems, such as the one being beta tested in Tesla models, is that they give a false sense of security. The theory is that, even though the car is doing the driving, you will still be attentive to the task, but the fact is even the best of us will have a hard time maintaining that focus with no active involvement particularly over long periods.
In a world where people will drive into a canal because the GPS told them to, "partial autonomy" scares the crap outta me!
I'd probably have been fine with that movie if they had called it anything except "I, Robot." Although the movie was ok, I seethed my way through it because it had nothing (and I do mean absolutely nothing) to do with Asimov's fine collection. Good or bad (and much as I enjoy Will Smith's performances), I refuse to ever watch it again.
"...world’s smallest hard disk..."
...and world's largest hard-drive cooler...
I'm not crying, I'm laughing so hard it just looks that way!
"...every reader I've used shows the data before letting the user decide what to do"
Which, often as not returns some shortened URL that's useless as a determining factor, so we're back to trust being an issue.
"No, you don't have to defend it no matter what."
But you do have to defend against generic use, which is the case here. The reg article was using the trademarked Tupperware name as a reference to generic plastic storage boxes. Allowing that can lead to losing your trademark. The eff article referenced is a completely different case where the defendant was speaking specifically about the trademarked product.
You can see a list of common terms which were formerly trademarks here:
Yeah, and not that I've looked at the engineering specs or possibly would understand them even if I did, but this still seems like a massive fail for consumers. I would surmise that a little thought could have produced a physical format that was backwards compatible with microSD much as USB 3 managed to maintain compatibility with USB 2 by locating the additional pins required elsewhere in the shell.
Of course, that would mean consumers wouldn't have to rush out and get new devices...
"...people who sign up for Pandora for free and take the ads..."
I don't mind Pandora's ads since I start the app and put it in the background (bye bye ads!). As to notification ads, see my post above. Pandora is one of the apps that doesn't get to display notifications on my phone.
My policy is as soon as an app pops a notification that I consider inappropriate, that app loses notification privileges. It started with games ("come back and play me!"), then media apps started chiming in ("We've got a new show you simply must see!"). All of them have been notification silenced on my devices.
"Okie" was the derogatory term used during the dustbowl for migrants from Oklahoma to California. Folks there might like to be called Sooners, but they're far more likely to be called Okies.
The only term I've ever heard for folks from the Ozark Mountains (and I grew up 'round there) is "hillbilly."
"Was this patch even tested?"
In the field.
By the users.
I've just changed my policy to only install critical security updates from MS. If it says "critical" but doesn't say "security," it doesn't get installed. So far, that's saved me from the escalating Win 10 push.
I'm sure at some point MS will decide that the Win 10 upgrade is a security issue and I'll be borked.
(note that I'm only talking about my personal laptop. I'd be checking a bit further for business systems)
...in other times, would have been part of the Corleone family.
Naw, they'd just be peddling patent medicines.
A fine example of why corporations are not people (as the US Supreme Court wants to establish). You can't throw a corporation in jail when it breaks the law. You can only increase it's CoDB.
I think what the Think Tank is saying is that too many High Schools, in particular, are focused on teaching their students how to use Word instead of how to create Word, or any application.
I think it's more like: Crap customer service? who cares? The phone is a third of the price of the big boys.
"That's because I'm a competent at security."
Grammar...not so much...
We should have both, but background checks seem to be a Sisyphean task.
... the Get Windows 10 app that
facilitates the easy tries to force the upgrade to Windows 10 will be disabled...
"After all, it is the "proper" Windows to be using for a big(gish) company that wants total control over its Windows installations."
Yeah, because SMB's don't need control over their workstations. Perish the thought!
I 'spect the only reason it's staying in the enterprise edition is that otherwise big business might find the cash to migrate away from Windows.
"...down from 63 per cent last year to 52 per cent this year"
I believe if Jobs were still around, he'd do to the Apple Watch what he did to the Newton shortly after his return. Namely, kill it, because it's under-baked.
The Newton was a pretty nifty device for its time; elegant user interface and competent recognition considering the tiny processors available then. The Palm Pilot, however, was smaller, cheaper and could do all the things early adopters wanted in a handheld device. Then, all the WinCE devices started coming out and the Newton got swamped. None of these devices were as well designed as the Newton, but they were designed well enough and were either far cheaper or had features (like color) that were not available on the Newton.
A lot of the same issues seem to plague the Watch. Devices like the Fitbit aren't as pretty but they do most of what the early adopters want at a third of the price (at minimum).
I hear that a lot of Newton technology made it into the iPhone, so the experiment was not a complete loss, but it should probably have stayed in the lab for another decade.
...after his mom tells him to straighten his Pope Hat.
Sorry, should have referred back. Was speaking to Gis Bun's comment about Acer.
Sorry, but I've had far more trouble with ASUS products over the last 5 years than Acer. I've had 2 ASUS laptops (one a high end ROG system) that had bad power ports. The ROG laptop fried it's video card and the other laptop fried it's motherboard. I also had a Nexus 2012 tablet that wouldn't do an OTA system update and ASUS tech support was clueless (didn't buy it from Google so was forced to go to ASUS for support). The few Acer systems I've had to deal with, OTOH, have been fine middle of the road laptops, albeit with a bit of crapware that had to be eliminated.
"The reality is that not so many are being sold lately and likely things are just levelling off."
No, the reality is they are being replaced. As productivity apps mature in the mobile space along with accessories such as bluetooth input devices and various display interfaces to make productivity possible, more and more people will find that their phone will do everything they need and abandon the traditional PC market altogether. This will take a bit longer in the business space, but they too will follow eventually and the PC will go the way of the VCR into antiquity.
I know many people refuse to believe it, but this is coming sooner rather than later.
"This is like some bad horror movie where the monster just WON'T DIE"
It's not like a horror movie. Monsters in horror movies are scary. This is more like "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes."
Maybe someone should walk into SCO's offices with a copy of Puberty Love.
Exactly! I don't find the public disdain for launches sad at all! We need these launches to be as ho-hum as a day at the airport if we're going to advance our presence in space. Those of us who are still fascinated can watch streams online or, better yet, someday, head down to the local spaceport for a day of rocket spotting.
The article fails to mention that Google Play and Youtube have signed on. Now that the opt-out is available, they seem to have buried the hatchet.
Foxconn might be based in Taiwan, but the factories that produce iPhones and iPads are in Mainland China (Zhengzhou and Chengdu respectively), so I stand by my original statement.
Ummm...don't the people who build iPhones live in a communist country?
Yeah, here's the FTFY on the headline:
"Apple hasn't announced the new iPhone 5SE and
pundits this guy already hate[s] it"
Sorry, but in this case, at least from what I can see in the article, the "interference" should be welcomed. It's about time to hold manufacturers' feet to the fire on security since the average user isn't going to be sophisticated enough to properly secure something like a router on their own and that failure could lead to a world of hurt. And since virtually everyone in the first world has one these days, that's a lot of hurt to spread around.
Besides, most of us like to actually do things so, personally, I worry.
"Why does anyone need 1Gb/s..."
You might not need it today. You might not even need it tomorrow. I suspect, however, that we'll all find a use for it in the not to distant future.
Being an old curmudgeon myself, I remember when 10Mb was blazing fast for a wired line! You get that speed today, you're moderately satisfied with your service (and possibly grumping about how it will barely suffice).
Besides, are the telcos and modem manufacturers supposed to just sit back because we have enough bandwidth today?