Reminds me of the AtomSmasher PCI switch torus server designs which AMD gobbled and (unfortunately) let fester and putrefy ~ 7 years ago. They had similar virtualization for IO and network, without the compute part.
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Reminds me of the AtomSmasher PCI switch torus server designs which AMD gobbled and (unfortunately) let fester and putrefy ~ 7 years ago. They had similar virtualization for IO and network, without the compute part.
by large corporates who find data protection a pain
Two edged sword I am afraid. While it "may be a pain", it is also an essential pain to trade with Europe. So the corporations are not likely to try to purchase something that puts that into jeopardy. UK is not USA, it will not have the political clout to put in failed Shields and defend them for a decade until the court challenges are done and dusted.
While at it, with the UK not being around, the Eu data protection is likely to be tightened significantly. Same as tax avoidance, pesticide control and god knows what else UK opposed on behalf of our American corporate owners.
DANE removes centralized control over certificates and keys. Apple... removing... centralized... control...
Hold that thought...
lowering the odds
You mean increasing, right?
By the way, on a stationary target this size, the odds are much higher than quoted by the Register.
Similarly, you do not need a spotter located closer to the target - you just need a good telescope which, once again, you can accommodate on the roof of an industrial building.
In any case, this one is extremely far fetched.
I had to clean my desk from the coffee which splashed all over it after reading this one:
Instead of providing overt surveillance,
And WTF is F***Book if not 24x7 surveillance. Just run their Android App in a suitable logging environment to see exaclty what it does.
Of course they are. They will after that rebadge it under OEM and put 800% markup for "militarizing it".
They are probably behind that requirement to ensure the correct juicy margin.
You already do.
Try publishing a textbook which contains exact synthesis instructions for anything prohibited under the Chemical Weapons Convention of 1993, Wassenaar as well as, let's say, the exact instructions for the additives you need to put into the growth medium for Yersinia Pestis (the ghastly thing is actually a royal PITA to grow at scale, it will start and then just die out unless you really know what you are doing).
You _WILL_ get a visit from some gentlemen in black suits in a vehicle with blacked out windows.
By the way - I have both stashed somewhere in the remote corners of my brain in violation of relevant UK Thought Crime laws.
The problem is not in UN per se. The problem is that anything related to communications UN hands down more or less automatically to the sole remaining dinosaur from the failed League of Nations - the ITU.
This organization is dominated by large incumbent telcos which will fight tooth and nail to reintroduce financial models of the bygone age. If you leave it to the ITU you will have a phone bill with your websites vizited itemized, billed per visit and time spent and a long distance browsing page at the end of the bill at long distance browsing rate.
So as far as evils go, the LEAST evil would have been to create a new agency under UN which will be chartered as non-ITU. That however would have never happened - nearly all Arabic states as well as all banana republics still have a monopoly incumbent operator often owned by the state. They form a sufficient majority to prevent this as well vote through handing this to the ITU if ever given a chance.
This is why the USA government chose the lesser out of the two evils - ICANN as we know it.
Then the jerks who speak out of their backsides would get their comeuppance.
Be careful what you wish for. This will unravel a near decade of pyramid scheme investments in the management space - Customer First, etc. They all work exactly the way MLM fraud scheme work - all the new acolytes brought on board down to the lowly team lead level manager which is getting its "Customer First" training now need to purchase (actually company buys it for them) training, next level buys training, and books, consluttants regularly buy training, books, etc - all funneling it to the man at the top.
Even if an idea is actually fundamentally correct - like agile, devops, in the valley it framed into a MLM in less then 6 months and the mark fleecing begins in earnest.
If we apply your proposed machine, the pyramids will unravel. These schemes constitute up to 30% of all economic activity in the Valley. Blowing up 30% of it will unravel the whole economic tower of cards which is the West Coast today.
So be careful what you wish for.
For the similar reasons that Brexit happened: because a sizeable number of people are getting very fed up being told how little and stupid they are
Not quite. Everything which they were told about "the interest of British Industry" was phrased literally as "in the interest of the Fat Cats".
Even if the people were _NOT_ going to vote Exit, the way the advantages were presented to them alienated them straight away. Not surprising, considering that the "Remain" campaign head was more or less an exclusive Fat Cat club. Even if they truly wanted to present an argument geared towards the intended audience, they would have been unable to so as they have no clue what to say as they have never earned an honest living in their entire life. Pretty much every single one of them. They presented THEIR argument all right. With the expected result.
That is slightly different (and not in a good way) from Clinton vs Trump. Clintons have a record in providing "interests of the industry" (NAFTA, TTIP, etc) which Joe Assembly Line worker associates with Fat Cats getting fatter and him getting poorer. She has, however, turned 180 degrees on that now so at the very least she is not trying to do the Fat Cat argument any more. However, with her record so far that may be worse than trying to present the non-Fat Cat arguments as what she has done is not forgotten and she now looks to be insincere about it.
There is no place on Earth which will remain unaffected once a person with his temperament and mental faculties has been given access to the launch codes.
I wish I had the literary dexterity to properly lambaste Trump
So do I. As I do not, I read Marina's rants:
Some of the best stuff written on the subject - I give it my kids as a reading material: "Learn how to be insulting on a Gigaton scale without using a single swear word".
Completely at odds with either continuous industrial processes, or the human body's diurnal clock.
A tidal plant does not just generate only when the tide is high or low. It generates all the time (albeit not at max capacity) between high tide and a point where the level outside and inside equalizes. This is "on water flowing out".
That may or may not be the point in the middle between high and low tide, depending on the rate at which water is let out of the basin.
It after that, similarly, generates all the time while the level inside is lower than the level outside (depending on actual rate). This is generating on "water flowing in". Overall, a tidal basin plant alone will generate ~ 16 hours a day. Several can cover 24x7 - all you need to stagger the moment they start emptying/filling.
And most importantly - it cannot f*** blow up.
The amount of money wasted on Hinkley (inclusive of subsidies, costs of ed-comissioning and dealing with waste) could have produced double that amount of power from artificial tidal basin hydro-electrics.
There is more than enough shallows and mud in the Wash, Irish Sea and Cardiff bay to build them at scale and the resulting dams can be used for low cost wind (instead of putting it into water which costs a fortune) deployment. Just the Wash is more than 10000 (100x100) square miles worth of sub-25m depth. That is enough to build artificial tidal basins to generate energy for export, not just internal needs.
While the wind may or may not blow, the tide knows no such things. It will come and go twice a day, every day for millenniums to come. All you need is to dump enough mud to form a circular "enclosure" and drop one or more a pre-cast turbine unit(s) into the newly formed dam. While the water level difference is pitiful compared to a normal hydroelectric, being able to build them at scale should take care of that.
So the idea that greenery will fail is actually wrong. The issue is - we are building the wrong greenery.
While Buckley’s CCTV system captured the curb-side crapper on camera,
IoT story of the week? Was it an IP cam? Was it reporting the crappulent data to the cloud?
Curious minds want to know...
The same lesson could have been taught for tenth of the price by nailing him for money laundering in a German court, which most likely would have hit him with a juicy fine.
And a German jail term.
What you are missing is a point of principle. While it makes sense financially, legally and from the point of view of sane international politics to push for local punishment this violates the idea of supremacy and extraterritoriality of American law. The way USA courts and USA judiciary interprets the 14th amendment and the precedent base on that, postulate that the rest of the world does not exist, international law does not exist, other country law does not exist, only American law exist and it is extraterritorial. Even one admission that this is severe case of delusion of grandure bollocks goes a long way towards unraveling that concept. As a result USA goes as far as refusing to try subjects in jurisdictions which will never ever extradite, but will accept an incoming transfer of a foreign originated criminal case against their cittizens (f.e. France).
So do not expect any USA court or any USA law agency to attempt suing anyone in a foreign jurisdiction any time soon. Even if this means wasting 1M of taxpayers money on extraditing some useless Assad little helper wannabe which would have received a similar punishment locally.
Neah... it is normal.
He has a very well defined concept of "woman's place in life" which can be observed if you look at his immediate surroundings over the years. They (as well as the early Miss Universe pageant winners before "racial diversity" was introduced for marketing reasons) look like they have been printed off the same printing press. This includes not just legs, t*ts, hair, face, etc, but education, career goals and career progression and overall place in life.
All in all - The art of the deal is only HIS. It does not belong to a woman in his universe.
This resonates quite well with a large proportion of his electorate who has similar ideas of how the world should work. It however puts him into the very unenviable position of fishing for excuse every time a woman does not fit the stereotype and/or beats him at his own game. He fished for an excuse after the debate ("I did not want to embarrass her"), he is fishing for an excuse now. He will fish for more tomorrow.
As this is very well aligned with the way some of his electorate perceives the world they _WILL_ _NOT_ see anything wrong here - he can do it all he likes. There will be no consequences to his poll ratings.
Sendmail is still there (is there anyone crazy enough still to use it), while Exim is not.
Not quite. Google "UK and Libel Law", you will be surprised what you will find.
Other Eu countries are much more strict on the "loser pays" front.
Some say Bellingcat is an extension of the western security and propaganda apparatus
Some of the information which they have "provided" could be obtained only from classified NATO and/or Ukrainian military sources. A layman journo does not have access to any of the following: miltary satellite feeds, radio and especially GSM phone intercepts. Belingcat has "reported" (quotes intended) using these sources before any of them have become publicly available.
That for me opens and closes the question on Belingcat being (or not being) a state actor. A non-state actor could not have these information sources without someone sitting on the gaol awaiting their day in court for violating the official secrets act of one or more NATO states.
MH17 crashed well inside rebel held territory.
Buk's official range at that altitude is ~ 40km or thereabouts. The plane crashed within less 20km of the frontline.
Once again, what were you saying?
The report has failed to prove or disprove the use of one of the several (at least two if memory serves me right) Ukrainian Buks which were captured by the rebels at the beginning of the war.
If you are going to put all the dots on all Is and cross all the Ts you have to start with in order of likelihood:
1. The rebels, using equipment they have appropriated from the Ukrainian army with or without assistance from Russian "volunteers" (quotes intended and needed).
2. The Ukrainian army, continuing its excellent form in shooting down civilian jets and after that doing "Presidential Level Coverup" of the majestic clusterf*ck involving everyone up to the head of state inclusive. They have done it before, hence the possibility that they have done it again has to be fully refuted as well.
3. The rebels, using equipment provided by Russia "under the cover of darkness". Again, +/- "volunteers"
4. The Russians operating on rebels behalf. Considering the level of saturation with spy gear of the area I find this one very difficult to believe in. Though, you never know - at about the same time the Graunidad published some video footage of "Glorious Units of the Ukrainian Liberation Army" shooting Grads at Donetsk. The trucks had either Polish or Baltic number plates - definitely not Ukrainian ones (wrong color). The same video contained Russian militarized fire engine (with spanking new paint) with a uniformed Russian military personnel from MChS extinguishing the results of the handywork. Right when Russia claimed none of its personnel is there (I LOVE when a journo publishes pics without having a clue what's in them).
In addition to that:
1. The report still fails to answer why the plane was given instructions by Ukriainian air traffic control to pass 20 km north of the center of the official air corridor right through the area where somebody took out two Ukrainian Su-25s the previous week
2. If it was the same unit, how and who took out the Su-25s as the supposed time of "appearance on the scene" was after they were shot down. The tooth fairy? With a magic wand?
3. If it was not the same unit, what happened to the unit which took out the two Su-25s in the same area
4. All photos, etc which purport to show the Buk in question show it with one missile missing. Cute. What happened to the other two used on the Su25s? Also, I find it difficult to believe that if this was deployed by Russia it was not deployed without the reloader truck. Habeas corpus on that?
All in all, the report has yielded the expected result requested for political expediency reasons. That may in fact be the true result. We will not know - until someone answers questions 1-4 above.
Only if the Russkies are unsporting enough to invade before we're ready, in 2023.
You mean that they have not colonized it already? Why invade something when you can buy it (politicians included).
Dastardly and Muttley & Co - maybe not.
RAF getting their arse handed to them on a plate by any 2nd world air power in possession of a recent batch of Russian or Chinese aircraft and Russian or Chinese AA - quite likely.
140 aircraft at standard maintenance, training, purchase schedules equates to < 100 combat ready units which in turn (assuming half stays at home) is < 50 deployable. Most countries with modern AA and recently modernized air-force can deal with that.
Colonisation by those characters with snow on their boots
Being colonized by the Canadians? Where do I vote for it?
'Consumers are ready to roll the dice with their privacy every time they buy a gadget'
This is exactly why my household is not joining the admen financed, cloud driven IoT Revolution. Even if the IoT devices did not need any Internet connection to report data to the Cloud, the scumbags monetizing our dirty laundry will make them need one so they can leach of us.
They have already reached the status of the AIs in the Hyperion Cantos. Hiding in the cracks between the worlds, leaching off us a tiny little bit every time we "move from A to B" (even if A to B is kitchen to the sitting room). It is only a matter of time until they invent the Ruby Crucifix and build the Pacem empire. It is also only a matter of time until they show their true face.
This is why I build my devices myself thank you. I also teach my kids to do so. Initially from Razzies, nowdays from Bananas (both of them are equally closed source as far as the firmware/hardware goes, the Banana being significantly better in terms of build quality and performance and reliability under high load).
Replacing kit is cheaper than replacing cabling. Even if you do it yourself.
Though, to be honest, more than 1G on a Home/Home Office/Small Buisiness network is usually a complete overkill. Even if you put 802.1ac in them, it cannot saturate a Gig as there is bugger all to feed a Gig of demand. Neither the Internet uplink, nor the local file storage, etc provide that to the average number of clients in a SMB.
So this is quite clearly geared towards various business and SP wifi deployments and that is not such a big market compared to residential. We will see - I will not expect the price for this one to drop very fast. It may even fetch a premium compared to 10Gbit as it works over crap cabling.
Not just that. Qantas business seats.
I have not heard of any incidents with other airlines.
I love the sound of disintegrating roof early in the morning.
Solar panels? In a high storm area? Lovely - add some 100mph wind and watch the show.
As far as vulnerability to weather they are probably the most vulnerable means of generating electricity. Also, if the grid is down, you need to generate 24x7, not just during daytime.
So if you want real backup power your choice is diesel or LPG. LPG is better because it does not require the regular dry runs you need to do with a diesel generator.
I'm clearly to young to have heard this one, care to enlighten us kids about 3Com and MAC
First network card to have the Mac reprogrammable via a normal API at runtime. 3C509. In those days everyone else had it burned into EPROM and thus you could rely on it.
So some code to change the Mac could wreck massive havoc on networks which had heavy dependency on MACs, specifically Novell and clones.
You can guess how old am I by remembering this one ;)
Show me an off-the-shelf CalDav server which scales to 1M users.
Email at scale is easy.
It did not take that much effort to rig the early (pre-Microsoft) Hotmail, the first versions of the provider hosted Yahoo systems, etc.
I can rig you an email system for 1M users using off-the shelf components in a week or so (I have done the exercise of going through the design of one for one of UK SPs which decided to combine giving jobs to wives + purchasing email from Google instead). It may not be as efficient as something written from the ground up for that scale, but it will be less buggy (by using components that are known to work).
Other functions you may need in a business setting - shared calendaring, shared contacts, etc at that scale are phenomenally difficult (especially once you add the relevant requirements on zoning and permissions).
Not really. There is nothing open source which can do calendaring at scale.
I have looked at it again... and again... and again... for 15 years. Nope, no cookie.
Because backwards compatibility is such a success.
Not because of that.
1. Hideous complexity for no reason. v6 embedded into the protocol address assignment and network parameter discovery. Nice at the time, outright idiocy compared to what you get with DHCP now. When it became clear that it is nowhere near what you are getting from DHCP on v4 today the high gods of v6 (hello Fred), continued to insist that this is needed. As a result we have a ridiculous hodgepodge of protocol driven address assignment + dhcp6 today. Making DHCP6 _ALSO_ _NOT_ properly backwards compatible was an even bigger idiocy. WTF was the issue of not allowing a host to bootstrap over v4 and go v6 or dual stack. Idiocy and technoreligious zeal.
2. Very heavy reliance on multicast. Like it or not multicast was broken one way or another in a lot of network hardware and OSes for many years. As a result anything relying on multicast for its most basic functionality like neighbor discovery had issues. Also, for the same reasons, the protocol had to grow some very hideous warts for low power network implementations and other corner cases with no true multicast (supposedly v6 home turf).
3. Making the flow labels random by spec necessitating a controller to coordinate their use in a network setting instead of static label assignment - thus killing one of the key advantages and potentially the only protocol killer feature (it would have rocked for streaming).
I can continue for a while. v6 history is peppered with technoreligious zeal and ridiculous technical decisions. So from that perspective it is no wonder it is not being adopted.
As far as the USA government pushing for its adoption, I can fully understand they would love the rest of the world to expand their attack surface for them and provide a nice array of targets. You gotta love the end-to-end principle ya know. That is a very nice idea, but the answer is a choice of no and no. No cookie.
Can anyone tell us what it feels like?
I have had to take someone to the hospital as a result of passing a stone out. The executive summary is: you _REALLY_ do not want to know.
In other words, India has joined the MIRV ICBM club. After all, what is the point of having nuclear weapons if you cannot deliver them effectively.
So, now, what were the civilian applications?
There was no permission to wiretap in Swiss law period. NOBODY could give it to you - not court, not police and not even god himself. Any wiretapping was illegal, end of story.
This change allows a court approved wiretap of a single identified person based on court order. That is reasonable and it is not anything like the end of the privacy world trumpeted by some campaigners.
Bulk wiretaps, mass surveilance and other Airstrip One day-to-day routine are still not on the menu.
Nice engine, but interplanetary it ain't. OK, may be just Mars and Venus and even those for a very short amount of time.
At this rate of development I would expect either USA or Russia to put a system with a working VASIMR (or other advanced plasma/ion) engine at the time when Musk launches this dinosaur into orbit or shortly thereafter. That is the point when the mighty chemical rocket becomes obsolete for anything but Earth to Orbit delivery.
It definitely looks very interesting for next generation Earth to Orbit though (especially as a replacement for those nasty hypergolic 2nd stages).
I hated the day I read that Facebook, of all things, had got its grubby mitts on what promised to be a great product.
There is a law in chemistry: "like dissolves in alike".
I would have thought Hebrew
Aramaic, not Hebrew. It is what the bible was written on.
In any case, expecting a catholic priest to go beyond Latin and to the true roots of the Christian religion is like expecting a second coming - not something on offer.
Would a competent human in the Lexus
You started your statement with an oxymoron. So, err..., what was your point?
OK, jokes aside, we have done it quite a few times. It is normal for any experienced driver to go to yellow alert just seeing specific vehicles/models approaching. These differ depending on geography.
For example, if you are in Eastern Europe and you see any of BMW, Audi or Mercedes you pretty much expect an imbecile which will overtake on a blind bend, does not have any seatbelts on and is yapping on the phone while doing all of that.
If, you move from Eastern Europe to let's say Kent, you can replace the Mercedes in the above list with a Lexus. Seatbelts are now present, but the "competent driver" is still yapping on the phone without a handsfree.
So the moment I see any one of these (with appropriate adjustments of the list for the location) I prepare myself and ensure that I have room to manoeuvre and avoid an accident.
They have not denied it either.
Why would Homeland Security
It can carry stuff. If it becomes popular enough for it to become inconspicuous this opens a whole range of opportunities for delivering "interesting" packages via both hijacked robots and jihadi robots masquerading as your common delivery bot. Both use cases are of definite interest to homeland security (or its equivalents elsewhere in the world).
Given that Yahoo outsource email for BT & Sky
I am not sure this is still the case. I think BT moved to something else at some point. Not sure - never used it.
By the way - this and other ISP hosted services should have been the Yahoo goose laying golden eggs, however Yahoo never ever invested in it. They were let to fester and putrefy instead.
One of the most retarded Purple palace business decisions of all time.
Limited Liability does not apply to criminal proceedings against a person. It is a strictly financial concept.
The issue is that neither in Sony's case, nor here there was a prosecutor brave enough (and interested enough) to file charges.
No, sounds like he did offline what he does online for a living. Just this time the law intervened.
Maybe if they showed ads that didn't blink, use up half my processor,
The Register this morning on a 1GHz 64Bit Athlon thin client (yeah, I know, relatively ancient by todays standards):
Without ad blockers, before noscript - loadavg 0.76 one window opened, idle, machine usable. Two windows open, loadavg goes above 1. Four windows (or tabs) open, the machine becomes unusable.
With ad blockers and noscript - loadavg at 0.01.
While I would not mind to contribute some ad revenue for my favourite site, it is definitely not going to be at the cost of using half of my CPU. As far as scumbags like Forbes which insist on an advertisement whitelist they can suck a chainsaw with the engine on. I am more inclined to pay a reasonable annual subscription than to turn ad-block off.
The fact that they have not seen them for more than 2-3 weeks pretty much means that they got into the hands of a state level actor which has assessed what they got and has assigned it to "special ops duties only". So while they have been in use ever since they were lifted, the use was so selective and rare that they did not see them. Further to this, there is a significant likelihood that the tools and exploits were reverse engineered and used differently (hence not picked up by whatever monitoring tools NSA used).
If it was your usual "darknet numpty" the tools would have been for sale in a week.
They should have declared a "situation brown pants" within 2 months of losing exactly because they did not pick up any traces. As a result, they were used for 3 years for selective special ops only (probably in a re-engineered state) and dumped on the Internet as a "Компромат" only once they have outlived their usefulness.
The original saying is: "Nothing sucks like a Hoover".
I have one, it is actually pretty good, if you regularly clean all filters. Its cyclone is a joke - it basically does not settle any of the smaller dust so it all ends up on the filters anyway.
Did they interview Tony Blair one thousand times to get a statistically significant sample?