Re: So "Don't be evil"...
You should look at this in context:
We have only a few more Linux versions to go.
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You should look at this in context:
We have only a few more Linux versions to go.
If you commute by car.
1200£ per year 30 miles daily round trip, 250 days per year, assuming traffic congestion, jams, waste of fuel, etc. 8400£ savings. Services are cheaper too ~ 1000£. Tax is zero (for now) ~ 1000. All in all - it pays back on face value as a second household car/commuter vehicle within warranty. The biggest Kia problem (for me) - it being a vomit comet boat is largely alleviated by moving of centre of gravity lower so it does not wobble so much. You can charge overnight, range does not matter because your workplace is within round-trip range.
All in all, it looks viable. In fact, this is the first EV I have seen so far which is good enough to be considered as a possible replacement for the Daihatsu which we use as a city runabout when (and if) it decides to go to the great scrapheap in the sky.
Like it or not a Nimitz class monster does not wobble too much. It is just too BIG for that.
Compared to that landing on a small barge is a different exercise in its entirety.
Actually for the great majority of people, the intricacies of the insides of a computer are way beyond their skill or desire to understand.
So is mathematics, chemistry, physics and astronomy. We do teach them in school though.
It does not matter if they will use it even once during their lives. What matters is that they have an idea how it works and have acquired some structured thinking in the process of figuring out how it works.
In any case, while the intention was to teach them in schools, the schools did their very best to obstruct the intention. Same as with academies - given even an inch of deregulation a unionized state employee will peruse that deregulation to do less work.
Same (or better) result, fraction of the cost and a "live CV" you can point at - "I am the guy who wrote this". You also learn stuff in the process - how things work, compliance practices, coding practices, testing practices, integration practices, etc.
It is not necessary to be a developer by the way - there is plenty of sysadmin, automation, etc projects to go around which can be used for such a CV uplift.
Yeah, I know, unpopular compared to "loading the tape*" with the latest "career info" into your head at a course/exam.
* The "tape" reference is from Azimov's "Profession". It used to be a mandatory reading for an engineering degree in MIT. Probably still is.
One of the most beautiful (and difficult for non native speakers) parts of the Russian language is the 3-5 meanings of anything and the subtle change of meaning depending on word order. A good example is Chekov - all of his works are consider "tragic" by foreigners while the Russian roll on the floor laughing. As a result while Western (and especially Anglo-Saxon) humour is situation based, Russian humour centers around double meaning and context.
So going back to the subject at hand. Even Stalin and Brezhnev failed in their attempts of subdue the power of Russian Humour. Harnessing the power of memes? Yeah, right, just watch Common Miracle (Объкновенное Чудо) which was made during the darkest days of the "communist" (quotes intended) gerontocracy. You can see the exact chances of "meme control" happening in Russia. The film is one non-stop 4h memefest (used till this day) taking the piss with rulers of the day to a "Spitting Image" level. Despite that, it still saw the light of day (first as a play, then as a film) because there is nothing on the surface to give a reason for the censor to stop it - it is all in the second, third, ... meaning of the dialogue.
Welcome to the Canaries.
I know the Canaries like the back of my hand - when we were younger and not slaves to the school vacation schedule we used to go there 4 times a year and return rentals with 2k+ clocked in 10 days or so. I would not use any Sat Nav there. The one place in Europe (if that still counts as Europe) where the good old paper map is still invaluable. Always get one from the rental company - it is worth it.
On Lansarote - you may still get some resemblance of directions. On Tenerife it is hilarious - you get (nearly all satnavs) rating the 2.5m wide alleys between the banana fields as equal with a normal road. However, in either case, it kind'a works.
Try it on La Palma or El Hierro. Even Google Maps has whole "urbanizacions" mapped erroneously to a single street and has no idea about 95% of the postcodes and streets in most cities.
So a SatNav not working on the Canaries is not an indication that it is a bad SatNav. It may be perfectly viable (nearly) anywhere else in the world. Even in the darkest, deepest Eastern Europe where most SatNavs have only the motorways in their database.
These models are not. These models along with special purpose CPUs like Cavium, radiation resistant PPC, etc are the reasons why there is still fab capacity in the USA and Eu.
You obviously have not watched the Tom n Jerry rendition of that recently.
Concur. Battery life is laughable. My Xperia SP manages several days on average with WiFi, Bluetooth on, SIP client running. So moving to this (if I was mad to do it) will be a downgrade.
The iPhonesque insistence on no-flash cards allowed is also quite annoying (to say the least).
I am getting the grip. Most ARM chips have AES acceleration and libraries to use it.
Not using what the platform is already offering you is not just stupid, it is criminally stupid when security is concerned (regardless of the security grade).
Or buy builder pants. Ones with extra pockets mid-thigh so you can put the phone somewhere where it will not bend.
Come on, it is only 30th. There is still 1 day to go until April's fool's day, though I have to admit, it is ramping up quite nicely. First the NEST, then this.
The assumption is that you are not the target audience and the target audience which are the people still landing on Yahoo as a home page will use the search too as this is what they are accustomed to do.
Fundamentally wrong assumption I am afraid. The idea of using the search on the landing page went the way of the dinosaurs shortly after the browsers added a search tab. Someone has been living in the past here.
Yahoo was better off keeping their search engine (good or bad as it may be) and pursuing deals for defaulting search to that engine with (for example) mobile operators, etc.
So "fair use" doesn't apply over there? Hmmm.... all the IP swapping/stealing/borrowing
What fecking IP stealing borrowing? Meccano as a concept (and its Czech, German, Russian, etc analogues is older than any terms allowed by normal patents, design patents and copyright. It is more than 100 years old. In any case, quite a lot of it is is basic metalworking and engineering and that pre-dates meccano by centuries.
By the way - that towel and paper are ~ 50-es or thereabouts. In those days the towels on both sides of the iron curtain were not disposable and did not have wings just yet. Especially during the post-war economic slump. Ask your grandma if you do not believe me (if you have a grandma that is old enough to have needed one during the post-war decade).
Also, if memory serves me right Usti Nad Ladem was German till 1945 and were they "kicked out" or "it was taken from them by force" is something where the opinions may vary. Depends which side of the border you ask the question. It is a very nice area. Beautiful scenery (dunno about mines, have not seen any), clean air, mineral water in nearly every town.
Err... Your could have said it shorter. In two words: "Ballroom 4x4." It says anything and everything there is to be said about the CRV (that is how they call it on the Balkans).
No thanks, I will stick to my agricultural equipment - I drive a real 4x4 - an Isuzu Denver. It is no worse on the road. I have driven it at 90mph on the Autobahn - it is quiet, composed and comfortable for everyone inside. I have driven a diesel Honda along the same route and at the same speeds in previous years and it was distinctly rattly and felt like it is going to take off. The Denver can also can do real offroad and tow a broken down Ballroom 4x4 up 12% gradient without noticing (been there done that). The only downside is that it is difficult to get mileage better than 38mpg on the older model (the newer one can do 46).
Recent chipsets can do all both GPS and Glonass.
Mine definitely can: http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_xperia_s-4369.php
I am not sure if it is because of "more birds, better location", but it picks up in a fraction of the time it was taking the Nokia E71 and Xperia Arc before it (even with A-GPS off).
Looking at my "queue" on Amazon as well as my current film collection the best of Polish film happened to be made in France and in French: Three Colours, The Double Life of Veronique, Blanche, Immoral Tales, etc
So reality and their claims do not quite match.
My exact thought.
Moral issues aside this creates a contradiction between contract, company code (something every large company has) and local law. This automatically raises a red flag for a large company in terms of operating there (as I said - this if we put the moral issues aside and look purely at the liability aspect).
Large companies have provisions to deal with this in on a country basis and they are quite expensive to maintain. If they have to do the same on a per-state basis they will scream murder. And in this case they did.
Back in the 90-es and early 2000-es internal Intel politcs commanded that anything and everything that is not x86 (current) or Itanic (going forward) is to be burned at the stake. It had RISC CPUs which sold like hot bread for industrial controllers, but it deliberately starved them from investment. It involuntarily became an ARM licensee (via StrongArm), murdered that one as well.
It would surprise me if sites who want to sell within the EU did not provide English as a choice on their site.
You obviously never ever had to deal with the French.
The language barrier is one reason.
The other one is that amazon crosses the barrier massively now. You do not need to go to a foreign language site, you can get the same item from amazon marketplace in your own language.
Looking at my purchases over the last 1 year, a significant number of them while bought on amazon.co.uk ended up coming from Germany: Daughter's scooter for her birthday (real one with inflatable tyres, not the sh*t you get from halfords), shelves, tools, electricals, bathroom hooks - you name it. One or two things came from France and a couple of smaller items from Holland.
The sole reason for me to look at foreign sites in the past has been artificial market barriers. You cannot get continentally aligned (for Left Hand Drive) headlights and spares as well as winter spares such as pre-heaters, etc in the UK. That is quite funny as some of the are made in the UK too. That is mostly gone now as well (again, courtesy of amazon marketplace), so why bother?
Just do not trust anything posted on tw*tter in the first place. And do not use it. It is the first application I get rid of on a new smartphone (even if I have to root it to do so). The second is f***book.
If they are anywhere near the beef from the photo - I agree with you.
However, there is a fine line here. I was at a conference recently and Ericsson technical sales team was sprouting at least 3 long legged ladies with legs which would have passed the catwalk test (not something I can say about the fat beef in the pic). At least one of them showed up in a fairly short skirt on some of the days too.
There is a distinction here: They were actual tech sales employees and they knew their stuff. They just happened to be pretty as well.
So what's next? In the name of political correctness ban hiring Scandinavian and Eastern Europeans? Make everyone wear a full body burkha? Mandate that every techie is fat and ugly too? Make stuffing your face with Pizza and Dr Pepper a mandatory employment condition?
Err... With all due respect I disagree with that. No f*** way...
Turn on the news dude. That psycho passed a number of examinations including a professional psychologist evaluation within the last 6 months. Nuff said.
Quote: A Chinese knockoff Porsche 911 might work in the Chinese backwoods where nobody has ever seen or heard the real thing, but it won't work in London. It's quite difficult to fake an ocean going yacht
Indeed. Confirmed by the mandatory Despair.com reference:
Sigh... You need at least several hundred years _AND_ an absense of major conflict or migration to create a proper "genetic narrowing" on wealth accumulation grounds. That is why it is observed during the neolithic period and not after.
With the foundation of first tribal unions sometimes around the bronze age no human civilizaiton in Eurasia saw more than a few hundred years without a major invasion (to mix up the gene pool). Further to this, the periods of peace got progressively shorter and shorter. Thus, an "economic" factor in relation to genetic diversity would have been unable to kick in from sometimes around 2000 bc and onwards till this day.
Woah.... That will radioactively decompose with enough energy to power a small supernova in a couple of femtoseconds. Not something I would like as a name for my product...
1. Voice quality is _NOT_ better. I have had HD voice to international for a decade now. BT does not have HD voice even locally. You get what you pay for - crappy narrowband PCM.
2. It is _NOT_ more reliable. If you use a proper provider (f.e. sipgate), it is at least as reliable if not more.
3. It allows you to have an arbitrary number of phones in a house. I have an office number, kids have their numbers, the house has a number of its own, etc.
4. You can use it as PBX internally and to close relatives. Grandma has not paid for a penny to pester the offspring for nearly 10 years now. Neither have we returning the calls. With wideband voice for most of the duration.
5. It is significantly cheaper. If I have to I can just dial into a US conference bridge and pay nothing. Even if it is toll, I still pay ~ 1p a minute. Try that with BT. No, calling cards do not count because the call quality is crap.
6. I do not have my phone sold to every single Harry and Sally from a double glazing or ambulance chasing company despite being ex-directory and in the phone preferences list.
7. Each of our mobiles is an extension and I can still get my calls abroad at no cost courtesy of SIP/TLS and sRTP (subject to working wifi).
And so on. I have had SIP (with a non-UK provider) since may 2004 and full house VOIP since 2005. I killed the landline partially in 2007 and fully ~2010. I have never looked back. Copper phone? Better? You gotta be kidding or you really have no clue what you are talking about.
I have been hit by this scam when migrating firewalls a couple of years back. I had a 5060 redirect opened by mistake for 48h and paid for it. Thankfully I had rate limits on my outgoing calls so the attacker DOS-ed himself by trying to call too many times simultaneously so it costed me only ~ 20-30£ instead of 2000+. Prior to that, a colleague of mine was hit for $500 or thereabouts.
1. The access is _NOT_ resold. This part register got WRONG. They can see the numbers - they all go to the same country and some number block, if not same number.
2. The access is used by a bulk dialer to dial premium rate numbers in sub-Saharan Africa, Maldives and a few other destinations. The destination shares the revenue from the premium call with the caller. This _IS_ how this scam works.
3. After being hit, I set up a honeypot and this is what I got from the logs.
3.1. The attackers are nearly allways located on networks belonging to Palestinian Authority terrirories and more recently (and to a lesser extent) neighbouring regions - Libia, Egypt, Syria, Lebanon. Using a compromised system elsewhere for the dialer portion of the attack (as in this case) is an exemption, not the rule.
This can be proven by giving the original dialer some trouble. Throw some errors, call rate limiting, etc. If you do that, you will see the original IP disengage and a new IP (probably human controlled from console) engage from a Middle East network. There will also be repeated scans after that for usual security through obscurity suspects like port 15060, etc for months. Most of these also come from "manual" attack and from Middle east, so I would suggest setting a honeypot there and then.
The money from the scam is specifically used to finance err ... (well, make your guess based on location of the scammer). So the solicitor firm involved in this case can solicit their group of choice in that region to put a special thanks on the next missile flying across the border for sponsoring it. And no, I am not joking.
3.2. Based on the locations involved, the there is reasonable grounds to believe that part of the criminal code applicable here is not fraud, computer misuse, etc. It is sponsoring terrorism. Considering that we have solicitors involved I think it will be a good idea to pool for some popcorn to watch the show.
4. FreePBX as an Asterisk derivative has ACLs on extensions. You _MUST_ configure those to your private LAN even if you never intend to open external access. This is especially important if you use old phones like early Cisco 7960 with pre-version 8.0 OS which do not accept complex passwords. For everything else AutomatedPasswordGenerator (apg), SIP-TLS (if supported) and sRTP (if supported) are the real answer. In addition to that, prohibiting any outgoing calls to zones outside 1 and 3 in the dialplan is a good idea too. 1 needs to be doubl-checked as well to ensure that it is not one of the outlying islands which will allow the attacker to set-up a sink for the scam. For more info: http://countrycode.org/
Quote: Unfortunately, it couldn't work out whether a speed limit sign was on the motorway, slip-road. If it is just reading them, it is tolerable. It is no different from the nag on my GPS which cannot determine if it is on the slip or on the main carriageway until they separate by at least a few meters.
Now, deccelerating at each and every 406 junction so the psychotic behind you rear-ends you there and then - forget it. How can this pass for safety is beyond me. By the way - 406 is not a special case, most UK inner town dual (or more) carriageways has similar bogus signage.
German speed limits will make a lovely use case. They have speed limits like 120km/h on motorways which are vehicle, weather and time of day specific - up to 3 additional markings to parse.
I thought it hit somewhere in Lancre, not in the middle of the Last Continent.
Anyway, I can go consult the library, just need to be sure that I do not ask any questions about DANGEROUS ANIMALS as this may result in me being burried under an avalanche of books.
There is a few more options.
We may be overestimating the effect of the asteroid and underestimating the effect of other factors. The Cretaceous extinction event coincides with the Deccan traps eruption. According to quite a few palaeontologists and geologists, the unpronounceable and unspellably named boulder hitting the gulf of Mexico is just the "final straw". The extinction was already on the way courtesy of the Deccan traps. It only accelerated it.
The great dying before that (240M years ago) coincided with a similar eruption (in Siberia if memory serves me right). And so on.
Also, it depends on how it hit - angle, velocity, etc and what did it hit - shallow sea, earth, etc. Dunno, it will take quite a lot of digging until this gets into the textbooks on par with Chicxulub. I just hope they do not name it as unpronounceably too.
This is what you get when you translate poetry into a language which is so strict that it was once considered a candidate for human-machine interaction.
Psychopaths are not born, they are created. Some are born. It is an unfortunate fact of life that it is possible for nature to do the same thing which is normally achieved via a specific type of lobotomy. Depending on how you do the cut you can remove usual "social animal" inhibitiions and produce a raging sociopath. The same effect is commonly observed in 3rds stage syphilis for the same reason (Lenin, some of the 17-18th century royalty, etc being a classic example).
These however (both born and created by surgery or disease) are _NOT_ a majority, they are a minority.
The majority are exactly as you say - raised to be such as a failure of parenting - total inability to set up an appropriate value system.
In any case, I will reiterate, it is Ma who needs help here. The fact that a 12 year old was flashing about with a 500$+ phone (even if it was a hand-me-down) in the first place tells me all I need to know about this case.
Frankly, sometimes I start thinking that requiring a license for parenting is not such a bad idea.
After all, it is quite clear that Ma has failed in her duty to teach the offspring what is right, what is wrong, what is a proportionate response and are you entitled to even consider the idea of responding prior to being able to foot the bill for a 500$+ iThing as well as its running costs.
Disclaimer - I got two kids, one of which is ~ that age.
Quote: I just want a dumb car
There is no need for an agreement. MSFT and Android support Mirrorlink, Apple as usually is trying something of its own. The sole problem I have found with Mirrorlink is that it will not display just anything. Part of the mirrorlink certification is to display only vetted apps when the vehicle is moving. Ditto for Apple's equivalent.
The reason is quite simple - insurance and liability. So you can expect only apps from developers that are big enough to shell out for the certification to show up on the display. For example - Google maps has the relevant magic incantations to convince a mirrorlink phone to display it in-motion on a mirrorlink stereo. Smaller nav app vendors like Cygic do not (for their standard editions). And as far as trying to display your mail or messages on the console while driving - you can just forget it.
I have a mirrorlink capable phone and a mirrorlink capable stereo. I tried it and I do not use it. Plain and simple - nearly all cars I know have the stereo too far outside your field of view. This means that you keep switching your attention between the road and the stereo display (showing whatever app you are running - f.e. maps) and that is a disaster in the making. This is the same as a car satnav vs a satnav on a phone in a well positioned holder (f.e. on the A pillar). I will prefer the latter any day, so the stereo in the dash having a satnav is pointless.
As far as the tech being obsolete, I would not be so sure. If it is upgradeable and the software is upgraded/updated regularly (f.e. the way Tesla does it) it can happily do 5-7 years before it looks dated. The problem is that I do not see VW doing it. Ever tried to get new firmware for your stereo from your "friendly" VW dealer? Even under warranty and if it is buggy? Try that - it is like pulling wisdom teeth without anaesthetic.
Right, Put the delivery NOC into a baloon gondola, and hoist it 10 miles up above aircraft corridors.
This gives 100 miles or thereabouts line of sight - more than the range of the drones.
So what were you saying once more?
Another one... If Maven was not enough (the first thing that comes to my mind when I think of XML controlled build systems).
Looks like your parents failed during the first 7 years. The ones where traditionally it is their responsibility to teach their offspring:
1. Respect for the dead
2. Respect for the ones that are greater than you
3. Respect for what other people like or dislike. While we may disagree with what other people do or honor, that is no reason to treat everyone else with disdain.
Real vodka is coloured. Percovka. Peter the Great's fav drink.
It will put you into low earth orbit too from one glass. A pint will probably kill you.
By the way - beware of lots of NSFW results when googling as some of the side effects are traditionally NSFW too.
If it has a "technical effect" and passes the originality test it may indeed patentable.
That is what the rules say at present. Anyone with objections - write to your congresscritter/MP/whatever to change them.
Nvidia is missing. So is Intel.
They are not getting draft summons (as a lot of them were born in the day and age of draft).
Read bigelow prospectus, this is considered too.
I am surprised it is so small. It looks tiny compared to whatever it is connected.
Scam popularity based on emails to a tarpit email bucket.
2. Debt relief
4. Pullman, F1 and Rally experience excursions
5. Cold calling and forced selling courses
6. Fleet vehicle tracking
7. Up to about 1-2 months ago - eye laser surgery
8. Insurance for 55+ year olds
One of my older email addresses ended up in a british scammer database which operates an extremely professional SPAM racket. They register one shot domains for each mailshot and _DIFFERENT_ domains for the corresponding websites, etc so the mails never get high enough score on a spamchecker. I ended up abandoning that address and directing all the mail for it directly to razor, pyzor and a few other spam databases. I still keep a copy to keep abreast of the current scams. Just in case someone somewhere else provides me with an "opportunity" on one of these so I can take their head off straight away without even listening.
It used to be possible to remote taser them 30+ years ago prior to the days of digital telephony. Unfortunately progress did with that idea.
For example - By detecting specific type of hand motion which you should not be doing while working from home during working hours. Though for that the typical watch "carrier" will need to wear it on his right hand.