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We're gonna build a firewall and Kaspersky's gonna pay for it
154 posts • joined 29 Mar 2011
We're gonna build a firewall and Kaspersky's gonna pay for it
>A little bit of work in google news will turn up a set of these articles, exclusively from Pinsent Masons and mostly in the right wing end of the press, appearing on average about every 3 months or so.
Yep though the headline revenue figure they invent varies by a few hundred million each time - and they seem to be using the flakey IFS non-doms figure for 2012/13.
It's the kind of thing Pinsent Masons are paid to do - I guess El Reg are promoting it as part of their on-going drive to lose readers to SlashDot?
>Or does that flimsy piece of wire somehow magically includes a self-contained DAC and an amplifier? I wouldn't think so.
No need, analogue out is supported by Lightning - and the iPhone requires both anyway for its (finally stereo) speakers!
They've always hated the jack - requires a 'large' ugly flattened edge for the socket and so even the stumpy Apple jacks leave that awkward looking angled gap when plugged into most iDevices.
'Air Buds' are too much temptation for wags - I predict that launching them from unsuspecting ears with an artistic finger flick will be the new 'happy slap' by Xmas.
>Now that Apple have done this, all the other major players will be doing the same thing so (IMHO) in less than a year it will almost be impossible to buy any model of phone that has late 2016 specs or better that also includes a headphone jack.
Nah - Samsung and LG will instead release phones with two headphone jacks - citing the (very real) popularity of shared listening, cost, audio quality and the easy availability of BT cans for cable haters.
>They may not have got it right first time but they managed to get it right ages ago...
Each iOS major version or new device requires an update - albeit minor if you're any use.
>I could then see this as a way of forcing developers to renew their license to ensure that their App is available.
That's how it works already. Apps are only available to existing buyers once their devs stop paying Apple - Apple being the retailer and taking their 30% means they didn't ditch them from the store altogether (until now).
>> "In this country, it is wise to kill an admiral from time to time to encourage the others."
>There's a reason why the Napoleonic French fleet regularly got shot to pieces by the British Navy.....but at least we didn't shoot commanders on a whim
'this country' was England and we absolutely did shoot them on the whim of the pathetic George II - Voltaire was referring to the execution of Admiral Byng who made the reasonable decision not to sacrifice his fleet to a (numerically) superior French force as he knew reinforcement was pending.
>that the sky is cloudy throughout the entire spectacle.
>Only in the UK though....
Yep - was the fatal flaw in John Wyndham's thinking too.
>Can't see how this has anything to do with Brexit
It doesn't - the Pound crashing made it a lot cheaper, but the Softbank CEO said they were already committed to acquiring it either way....
>Luckily for us, the politicians aren't very good at spotting and 'protecting' (i.e. suffocating) the next ARM
UK politicians maybe - pretty sure the German Chancellor could rattle on at length about any technology you care to pick. The next ARM won't be developed in the UK - the company was a throwback to an era of British innovation which is gone forever - even in the 80s it was as anachronistic as it was wonderful.
>The engineers with the skills (which are NOT easily transferable) are not going to just up and move somewhere else.
Absolutely - ubergeeks given the choice of living through the recession in post-Brexit UK adjacent an imploding EU or getting a funded relocation to Tokyo with A1 healthcare and education for their families are going to think carefully about this for seconds - possibly even minutes.
>DOH! I would nave have figured that and get a load of the logo :)
Is it a huge bear shitting in the woods?
>But how many of those miles were on autopilot?
All of them - last time they released figures (AFAIK) was when customer autopilot activated miles hit 100 million in May. Probably higher as not all owners choose to share their logs with Tesla.
>That's just how Russians are. It's not that they're grim faced, it's a cultural thing that means they tend not to smile much in public.
It's a formal portrait photo too which adds another dimension - I've got my (British) family photos going back to the 1880s - people didn't start smiling for portraits until the late 1970s - seriously grim until then - even weddings, school photos etc
> UnaPhone? Seriously? With all the connotations that prefix carries?
Until I clicked your link I really was thinking 'Aunt Sally...????'
(and am over 40 - obviously)
>The software merges the two images and you can alter the focus afterwards.
Partly true - though bad reporting all round I think - the mono sensor improves low light performance - the 300% more light is as much down to coating/filter difference - IR I would presume - but details are not-specified in the release.
>I believe they're going for noise averaging.
More to it than that only one sensor is colour - in the press release they say it's colourblind Ernie which is letting in 300% more light than full RGB Eric. Don't think it's a reference to the pixel size at all.
>Valhalla sounds like more fun than heaven where there is only harp playing
But heavenly harping is eternal - Valhalla is only temporary respite while you wait for another final glorious death and cold oblivion. Some versions have an Earth reboot, but only for two survivors - imagine how annoying Jehovah's Witnesses would be with those odds.
>Microsoft made hand-over-fist during Ballmer's tenure. As a sales guy he really understood revenue and how to maximise it.
Short memory. They're still paying the price of his last 10 or 15 years - or maybe have paid the price. Android probably wouldn't exist were it not for Mr B - probably good for the masses but from an MS PoV it's sitting in their seat. Likewise Google's position in general owes much to his absolute failure to grasp fairly basic trends and concepts.
>Get your facts right.
>The BBC report DOES NOT say money was paid away - only that someone accessed an account of a colleague.
Your facts are wrong I heard this go out - she added new payee and made a payment to her account (she just needed to click 'I've lost my card reader' and the new payee process was reset by SMS). The other journo checked her account and the payment was received a few seconds later.
Natwest have made changes in response but there have already been several other cases with much larger sums being lost - the piece was a response to this as Natwest had told other victims that they were at fault since the system was secure.
>The software was written by Rare in the UK. Microsoft bought them, too.
No idea where you got that from, this paper was widely publicised and details the MS Research Labs work the tracking system was built on.
MS' problems are legion, but they aren't down to lack of original research and mind-boggling engineering talent.
>They bought the Israeli company that developed Kinect, kit and kaboodle. MS practically did nothing but limit that device's utility to a single platform.
They licensed the sensor but the SDK was all them and roundly caned PrimeSense's (since bought kit and kaboodle by Apple BTW). MS have won pretty much every prize in computer vision research over the past few years - but they do a little bit of other stuff too:
>Speaking as somebody working for a company obligated to install millions of these meters, I can confirm that they often don't work.
What does this mean for consumers...is the only issue that they need to send a reader round? - or will it eventually nobble the power if it can't phone home?
>I can't imagine it will be long before "our" duhmucratic "leaders" decide to take a page or two from that particular book..
Too late. 10 years ago in the UK a student was charged for calling a police horse 'gay' - granted the cops were only hoping for a few days in prison (non-payment of fine) rather than years.
Some work history - Thomas Cook, Woolworths, Tesco, Talk Talk :)
Should say 'Corporate Nemesis' on her business card....
>Do any of you at Vulture droppings central actually have degrees in journalism?
God I hope not - STEM should be mandatory - else anything but journalism, media studies and their ilk.
>In the UK librarians (as opposed to volunteers) are increasingly rare in libraries
In the UK libraries are increasingly rare.
>Not sure why a big company like Apple still uses a solder that means people will have to buy replacement computers every 2 years. Oh wait a minute...
In England and Wales we have the Sale of Goods Act which is rather more generous than EU minimums....Apple computers (also iPhones & iPads) have a Statutory Warranty of 6 years in respect of hardware failure - except batteries which they can charge you to replace after a 'reasonable' period.
In a true masterpiece of jujitsu marketing they point this out to UK consumers (the law requires it) before going on to sell them AppleCare anyway: http://www.apple.com/uk/legal/statutory-warranty/
Correct me if I'm wrong, but that's two things....
>Do you spit on your SIM before you install it?
Are you implying he is remiss for not doing so? ...or that this could be the underlying cause?
>No human approval needed.
True for vanilla Google Play, but Google Play for Education has a human review process..... in-house technical review App Store style with the educational value assessed and metadata written by some kind of co-opted teacher panel.
>If not, why not?
They may as well have a bash?
>The NHS is the 4th largest employer in the world,
It employs 1.3 million currently and is not even in the top 10 if you count other public sectors - it's less than half the size of the US DoD for instance.
>I think whether you get 1 or 2 day delivery with prime depends
I use it a lot in the NW UK - it's very fast - orders at 6PM turn up at 9AM - I've done this with RAM, cables & books.... they also deliver on Sundays here, so it really is next-day.
>The official position is that you should not wear medals other than your own.
...... the official position is that they should be worn on the right.
>randomly selected from the Google Play store as well other third-party markets
> only a dozen apps out of the 3,000 tested actually revealed privacy leaks
How many of these 12 apps were actually sourced from Google Play?
>Why add the C to IT? Information implies communication
Stevenson - another self-confessed technical illiterate who was charged with fixing what was IT in schools until the late 1990s....largely forgotten here, but they have statues of him all over Bangalore (probably).
>this means that no other applications, lets say a map application will have the same prominence as the Google app. It's a clever yet subtle way to ensure that Google remains top in other markets.
How prominent was the Google Maps App on the iPhone's home screen?
>The well-signalled decline in the BSF programme.......but was equally a valuable source of profit and cash
I wonder if that's why the previous Labour Government's Schools' Minister responsible for BSF is now a Director of RM......probably just coincidence.
>and that he'd accidentally got cyanide from his home laboratory
IIRC they called it a lab @ inquest - but he'd actually been gold plating his cutlery in the spare bedroom.
Is nothing compared to the epidemic of tcpip.sys - which is everywhere it seems....thankfully Kaspersky is well on top of it...
>this is from page 17 of the A3 brochure that's on the Audi website which would seem to contradict what you're saying, either that or Audi can be had up for false advertising...
Mr Hill is correct, sort of, S3 lacks a quattro drivetrain which you might expect from a S/RS car and does indeed 'sport' VWs dogful haldex, in fact it is to all intents and purposes a VW - their engineers, designers, production .
That said, its also much cheaper than Audi built S cars and (not even vaguely) aimed at petrol heads.
>Actually monitors grew to 1920x1200
...the power of marketing.
QXGA (2048×1536) was typical on bog standard workstations when I started out a couple of decades ago - and the gamut was better too....
>Apple will help with financing of new/additional production line capacity for their suppliers
According to their CEO - in the press release to Reuters - it was the Apple contract which nearly sunk them [much higher volumes had been assumed] - he also said they were only able to recover from a 1% margin by getting other (non-Apple) work.
Not sure why everyone assumes it's such a Golden Chalice - many, if not most, of Apple OEMs have struggled rather than profited.
>An Ubuntu article and NO comments trashing Unity yet.
Pointless really, the migrating Ubuntu desktop userbase speaks for itself.....Ubuntu users on the whole aren't that vocal - most just sigh and move on - for most it was a free lunch not a lifestyle choice..
To me his comments confirm Canonical are betting on hardware and users that don't exist - as with Vista it's another huge lost opportunity while MS tread water for a year painting Win 8 blue.
Competing with Android? Persuading manufacturers to ship Ubuntu TVs? a phone OS? That's a Lost plot if ever I saw one...
>Caja is an 'improved' version of Nautilus but I fail to see how it could be.
....they're aiming for more user-friendly rather than improved per se - it feels simpler and has some nice (possibly even vaguely safe) features for folk who need a gui for administrative file management.
.... the issue list is legion, so I think it's disingenuous to imply they are not hammering this - it's also kind of a tricky undertaking - cf Windows explorer which still can't keep directory listings fresh, estimate transfer time or prompt for conflict intervention in advance despite several million hours of developer time.
>'Normal people', who are used to Windows 7, etc, will not be impressed and will think it is clunky and amateurish and definitely not ready for the desktop.
Probably true, it feels minimalist and lacks the 'Aero' gloss of recent Windows, but the vast majority of new Mint users are escaping Unity/Ubuntu - and it really is exactly what they want.
>Donald Fagan's "The Nightfly" on 180g vinyl via my hot-rodded Pro-Ject Debut III turntable through a Creek Evolution 2 amp into the AKG cans
These days I couldn't tell the difference - 25 years of headphone use probably a serious factor.
....... does the vinyl really compare favourably to the digi remastered Nightfly - it's in 5:1 DTS - existence of which is a further reason to eschew headphones.
>I remember when I was at school (a long while back now) - all our machines ran Win3.0
When I was at school we had a Pet - total time I spent on it was probably about an hour, and most of that was copying out listings.....similarily a book with a solution took a week to arrive and couldn't leave the reference library. These days I somehow struggle by.
>To gamble everything on Microsoft in the current environment is crazy.
It's not a gamble, it doesn't matter. Buy the cheapest thing that works, doesn't fall to bits in a month or when you drop it - and spend the money you save on Maths and English teachers so kids are equipped to handle an O'Reilly text or Stack Overflow.
Young developers and engineers are moulded through hours of slog in bedrooms not in 40 minute weekly ICT lessons or ten minutes of data handling and WP bolted on to other subjects here and there.
>Oh well that's it then if 20 minutes on BBC radio have the impact you suggest.
.... wasn't refering to sales - that's next year's story - rather the polar shift in the position of public & media on Apple - both of which increasingly define iPhone in terms of iOS6 Maps, SIRI, iPhone signal drops etc
I think the 2 or 3 minute TNS sketch was a quite accurate summary of current real world view of Apple - and it was written by group of largely iPhone owners - being R4 I'd expect a high rate of ownershp in the studio audience too and they were laughing not booing.
>20 minutes on BBC radio have the impact you suggest
I think a lot of people underestimate the impact of R4 - its not so much how many listen, but who listens.
>I can understand fanboyism from commenters but the sour grapes doesn't look very good coming from a supposedly professional IT journo.
Tonight's Now Show - BBC R4 [20 mins or so in] - just demolished the iPhone and iOS6 - not exactly a hot bed of technical evangelism. Apple's free ride in the media is definitely over, don't kid yourself it's a Register thing.
>Unless that company is already doing the right thing and paying the licence fee.
>Not every company has the morals of Apple you know!!!
Doubtless many do or reach agreements - but this if this is the same Larry Horn of MPEG_LA, Apple are also using him to play the other side of the coin when it suits.