Re: That DER is not good
I CER what you did there.
322 posts • joined 7 Apr 2011
I CER what you did there.
Try changing the headlight bulbs on a previous generation smart car .. unless you have very skinny and long arms you have to take the whole plastic front off.
Better still .. don't delete it, instead change ALL your details to something weird to help poison their well.
And change your email address to a specially created yahoo or hotmail one of course. It won't stop linkedin spam to your original signup address but you can redirect that to /dev/null
You really want to look at the upcoming Pebble Time 2 which is on kickstarter at the moment (nearly $10m so far).
I have an original Pebble (B&W but a bit ugly/utilitarian) and a Pebble Time (colour, nice styling and a comfortable fit) and I've ordered a PT2 because of the bigger display and pulse-meter (as its nice to know if you are zombie)
I also have an Apple Watch 'look-a-like' which is, umm, just a red LED digital watch inside but definitely looks and feels like an AW .. fun for hipster baiting 8-)
What? Your MP is a digital proctologist? At least we would know he has his finger on the problem.
or even Trams
Have you seen the latest Sodastream adverts? They are now being marketed as a way of making 'sparkling water' without the need to 'lug heavy bottles from the supermarket' .. hmm
Agree that specific kitchen gadgets are useless compared to a good set of knives and pans.
Their Managed PKI Service seems to have been alright though? .. however that is the tried and tested Verisign infrastructure.
4 as I have a CS PhD and 25+ years of techie experience but at times I feel like a 1 after being asked to 'fill in' when there are gaps in Sales, Helpdesk, Incident Management, Procurement etc.
I am, of course, of the age when Level 42 was the Chinese way.
Just give it a feed from BBC Parliament
I still have the 300/75 acoustic coupler that I used with my Cambridge Z88 in the early nineties. I remember having to use it to connect back to some Unix systems I was managing whilst away and hanging around in BT phone boxes.
By 'swastika' I think you mean the Nazi 'Hakenkreuz' version and hopefully not the Mesopotamian / Indian versions?
So is 'island-dwarfing' due to lack of nutritional food on the island and 'island gigantism' due to a surfeit of good food and/or lack of predators?
I'd say anything under the Homo genus is 'human' ... we don't know enough about the social relationships between members of each sub-species to say which one could be viewed as a more 'modern human' than another and so why introduce additional factionalism when it is not necessary.
Modern humans could just be the lucky survivors of a particularly bad winter, that does not make them any 'better' than hobbits.
I recently wondered why they just didn't stick the hobbits on the backs of the eagles and flew straight to Mt Doom? Would have saved a lot of fannying about and (digital) 'celluloid'.
Well, yes, that has a certain Ring to it.
It is not though is it .. it is bluetooth to a local 'hub' and then onwards to the internet. The 'hub' /should/ have the access and encryption controls for both the internal and external use.
The biggest issue with IoT (aside from 'why') is not the comms/protocols .. it is the secure updating/patching of code/firmware. An IoT device needs a secure boot, program code and comms stack with appropriate 'over the air' joining/synchronizing with local hubs and patching.
My view is to use the unix approach of small inter-connectable tools .. i.e. the 'hub' has all the 'smart' elements and the IoT devices are extremely 'dumb' and perform simple functions (turn on/off, measure temp etc) as directed by the hub.
My 'diy' arduino based heating system controller currently uses bluetooth (non-LE) to connect to my raspberry pi 'hub' as a serial device 'coz it was simplest to setup at the time. If I was redoing it I would use an ESP8266 and therefore move to a dedicated wifi vlan with additional layers of encryption and strong authentication (WPA2 + SSL + client certs) but /only/ if I could /not/ use a wired connection using structured cabling.
Bluetooth v4 LE is clearly an option for battery powered IoT end-points and also has the 'advantage' of a typically limited range to help with physical security ... so it seems reasonable to have a mix of comms technologies available.
Bluetooth appears more secure, by default, than 433/868Mhz RF comms and so I would certainly prefer to use that given how much easier these days it is to integrate in devices.
when you let me personally audit its use and see a lambda proof of how it can be used with 'perfect security'.
Click Burr ... Hello? Mr Gov? Hello?
A 13 microsecond slew stops the prevision docking of oil tankers??? I would hope they used something more accurate than /just/ GPS for docking procedures, e.g. ship borne proximity sensors ... or even harbour 'pilots' and lots of eyes!
All systems can fail .. if you rely solely on /one/ system for anything important then you will get burned at some point.
As I prefer the extra typing, because, apart from toilet breaks, it is the only exercise I get 8-)
That would be the typical ... AUTHORIZED PERSONS ONLY
Oh, excuse me whilst I try to find my security badge and tailgate behind you .. I am authorized honest.
Yes there is space, it can be found as a void between a significant number of people's ears.
Ask Hephaestus nicely and he'll make you one.
I still dream of my own large Turnip in the country.
Or at least a reasonable number of sensible people.
So what is greener .. Burial or Cremation?
Yeah whatever, now just pass me that bowl of crisps.
POTATOES! Whilst I'm not bothered about bearing my arms (short sleeve shirts are the norm) I draw the line at having the right to all and any(*) potato based foods available.
(*) but NOT 'piped', 'croquette' or 'gnocchi' which are abominations against the humble 'mashed' potato receipt.
The Atari Star Wars arcade game is still the only computer game I would play again and again.
If I had a spare few grand I would buy an original and relive my Uni years.
You mean the ~£50 infra-red remote control BB-8? I got that one as well (Argos keep discounting them) and it is great fun.
I have a plan to capture the IR codes and play them back via a Raspberry Pi equipped with a camera to monitor where the 'droid is in a room and get it to move around etc.
There is enough room within the shell to put in an ESP8266 + accelerometer + LEDs to pimp it up a bit and get more feedback for the RPi to work with.
"I doubt this is an Arduino killer, unless the power consumption of it is significantly lower than the original 256 meg Pi model B."
Actually it is said to be lower that the original Model A and Model A+ at around 0.8 watt / 160mA.
There are two unpopulated pins, next to the GPIO and Raspberry leaf, labelled TV and these are the composite video and ground output.
I will get probably get some of these Pi0s to put in my maker shed as I'm sure they will compliment Arduino Micro, STM and ESP8266 boards for some embedded solutions I'm working on.
Just waiting for my free one when this months MagPi turns up!
I was tempted to not only buy this game but also a console to go with it (having been a SW fan since '77 but never a gamer apart from '83 Atari Star Wars vector graphics arcade game which took a lot my uni grant 8-)
Battlefront graphics look great but the subsequent reviews (wonky AI?) and ongoing costs have killed it for me, which is a shame.
So are you saying that the issue is with iOS or that Microsoft Domain accounts are not synchronising in a timely manner?
You can't blame a client for caching authentication tokens if the server side does not expire/invalidate their use immediately everywhere when requested to.
And the 'cloud' is the new mainframe. Tablets and phones are the new PCs. The wheel turns yet stays the same.
PCs, whilst lowering hardware and software prices did a lot of harm to businesses with increased complexity and ongoing support nightmares. Centralized control helps with costs, security and, as perversely it may seem, user flexibility.
Or Alibaba ...
"Over 2,960 postmen and women were attacked across the UK by dogs from April 2014 to April 2015 some leading to a permanent disabling injury. While the number of attacks has fallen by 10 per cent nationally from the previous year after the change in legislation and greater understanding through our dog awareness campaigns, it still remains unacceptably high and we are committed to driving this down further."
[ http://www.royalmailgroup.com/customers/customer-commitment/preventing-dog-attacks ]
I await our V'Ger overlord.
I rarely read past the headlines these days as they have a tendency to tell you all you need to know. Make them as cryptic and weird as they used to be (can't remember exactly when I saw a change but I think it was not long after the moderatrix left in 2011) and you will get more eyeballs, probably.
No, the real point is that you NEVER use real/production data for testing/development because you never know when it can leak.
Nope, it's Squeal Server ... as opposed to Larry's 'Orrible
Processing of an appeal by ICO probably costs a lot more than £26k I guess ... Hence the offer as it saves the tax payer in a roundabout way(ish)?
Badly worded article.
To quote the BBC ...
"Its most recent Companies House filing shows the company as making a pre-tax loss of £28.5m last year, but the firm also paid its 362 UK staff a total of £35.4m in share bonuses.
The share bonuses amount to £96,000 on average per UK Facebook employee."
And the Gruniaad ...
"Facebook made an accounting loss of £28.5m in Britain in 2014, after paying out more than £35m to its 362 staff in a share bonus scheme, according to the unit’s latest published accounts. Operating at a loss meant that Facebook was able to pay less than £5,000 in corporation tax to HM Revenue for the year.
The share scheme was worth an average of more than £96,000 for each member of staff. Once salaries were taken into account, a British employee of Facebook received more than £210,000 on average."
All the politicos (bar Jezzer) and military types (inc ex-RN LP) keep telling us, so it must be true.
So when ISIS blow-up a nuclear power station by remote control we can drop a nuke or two on them? Nah, thought not.
Just tried those examples and others using Siri on iOS 9.0.1 and it works stunningly well !
So things have certainly improved and I might actually use Siri for real things now 8-)
12TB zfs raidz plex server + Nowtv2 (roku3) + Plex (Rarflix) + Blu-Rays/DVDs + makemkv + handbrake + getiplayer = Big Win
Got boxsets of Joan Hickson Marple and Blakes 7 for £25 each last month so wifey and I are both happy for a few weeks (at least till the rugby is over 8-)