140 posts • joined Sunday 25th September 2011 08:42 GMT
Re: Spread the cost.
I used the words "assume" and "will" to indicate changes in the future.
If I'd have said "does now" you'd be right and that the cloud storage services offer little protection (except where possible to roll back to previous file versions).
If they did in the future decide that protection is possible and even a silver lining of the cloud they may look back and see cryptolocker as a good little sales drive.
Spread the cost.
This "looks like normal behaviour" exploit has to get worse unless the basic security model is revised.
The fact cryptoprevent is offered speaks to the ability to reduce the threat by using existing policies and mechanisms, but that also most computers are left wide open with antivirus and antimalware.
I assume someone at MS will "leverage" this sort of thing to sell us all cloud solutions and a more easily budgeted monthly
To be used with the ballpark version to give you that few moments heads up.
I wonder if this has some grudging acknowledgement of the "rest of the world" still being out here.
China may see the US as a litigious bear pit and not worth the effort, the global economy moves on and there are some pretty serious markets out there now (mixing metaphors) to play ball with.
There comes a point where they just won't pass the ball to someone who writes their name on it and wants to then charge others to use it.
Onboard speakers are often a Piezo element, which can also work as a microphone (assuming circuitry).
They may be not have good human audio frequency response but for this use, that would be a bonus.
It might be interesting to see the frequency tailored to those piezo elements used in specific brands/models or to the resonant frequency of the case/cavity. There is also the assumption of duplex, simplex would work if lower the throughput.
What next, looking closely at those extra bright, blue leds flashing through the office at night?
Not like Apple surely
If he was like Apple there would have been a non disclosure agreement prior to his starting work that says they can't talk about his pricing.
Re: If they time it right
My first post obviously was not well written (no change there then) I'm definitely not arguing for streaming radio, the complete opposite in fact. Once everything we do is monitored and analysed to death the ability to listen to the views of some distant radio station or a varied range of broadcast stations is crucial to keeping any sense of world connection and an agile mind.
In a time of crisis (the promised power cuts say) lets see who can set up a simple few-component DAB station to keep the local people informed. Not to mention false flags attacks can only succeed if the media is well controlled. Once the net is down we will be blind, if FM and broadcast go – no streaming no clue.
I would like to see something big enough happen to radio that the average person wakes up to the death of the broadcast world and the fact that the entire radio spectrum is being turned over to a few corporate interests and short term profit. We are being blinded.
If they tried to turn off FM, all those who "put off trying digital" realise it doesn't work then we get into a proper conversation, I'm saying "go on try killing FM right now, see what level of shit hits the fan". Delay quietly hides the sell off of the radio spectrum.
I'm a radio enthusiast or at least was, most of the spectrum is now hidden under mains networking or other hash and the younger generation just don't see that as a problem.
While the net is up its hard to value broadcast and they just can't concieve a world without a working internet.
If they time it right
They could kill FM and DAB at the same time!
There is a new standard for mains networking up for ratification that would allow massively increased power and subsequent interference to the radio spectrum, ADSL/VDSL etc.
The BBC already found the current low level devices can take down DAB.
(TL:DR disclaimer - this is more than 140 characters, has some big words and very few pictures.)
I almost wish it did have some pretty graphs as we need more people who don't know a decibel from a Tinkerbell to understand the radio spectrum is a finite resource and related to the sound spectrum, its like Europe saying they are going to allow the constant sound of chain saws around your house because "nobody listens to bird song speech or natural sounds any more!". In some ways I look forward to the day they try turn off FM IF we can get people to understand what is killing DAB.
Dear Mr Europe, the radio spectrum is not yours to covertly sell off to your mates.
Re: One for the health and safety book, whale explosion, lost work tool.
Oh the steamy putrescence heading towards the camera, no that's not a good day to be a video camera operator.
There are days when I.T. doesn't seem so bad.
One for the health and safety book, whale explosion, lost work tool.
If I could control my upchuck response long enough to watch I would like to see where the knife goes.
The internet moved me.
I saw this and Wrecking Ball Chatroulette version on the same day, not sure I'll ever feel right about the 'net now.
Will play havoc
With the London Taxi drivers,
"I don't go closer-to-the-equator side of the Thames this time of night"
Also northerners will become southerners, oh the beautiful irony, to see northerners wearing coats...
I keep sayin'
Business email clients should allow only a small number of defined OPEN file types (limited in functionality).
Got a fancy 3D PDF with hidden stuff ? here have this blackhole.
Zip with EXE same.
At home if you feel at risk go to your ISP transport rules and select "business type mail only" until the threat has passed.
We accept all manner of shite in email, it should not be sent but beyond that it should never arrive.
A thought for those who went before.
Thanks for that, took a look, virtually wandered around the BBC for a while until I came to the words (on a window -reversed) "Mostly Harmless"
Big grin at the situation, if I'd been using a tablet I'd probably have dropped it.
The cloud is not technically down, it's just a little lower than normal.
As such no refunds will be forthcoming.
just a step (or is that stp)
I see the printers as a step in the process.
The deposition of material could be just the first phase before substitution and finish.
I print the basic skeleton model in recyclable material, then drop it into a nano solution and over a few hours/days the model is replaced with materials with elastic properties or changing material types through the form.
End result is based on the 3d shape but has been entirely replaced.
A bit like the guy growing furniture from mushrooms the building materials could be organic based or partly crystalline.
I have one job for a bespoke 3d form, simple one but it needs to be able to withstand weather and UV. I can make it from off the shelf kit but I don't see it lasting, I either need to be able to fit the printer with many more materials (like the prototype Sugru or Chocolate 3d printers) or go to the high street materials exchange shop for an ABS-Aluminium, copper, silicon, or PLA-AG jewellery service etc.
It is very much like the Lasers, I have them as parts of other uses.
"feel better now?"
"make sure you wash your hands"
Re: Wait, what?
but wait you'd need some measurable change on the level of energy produced or a better transmission level between source and sink to account for a rise in transfer. That obviously hasn't happened or it would be big news.
Completely unrelated the earth's magnetic shield, the same one that protects us from solar radiation has reduced some 10% in the same sort of time scale we have been making serious climate study (if what you say is correct)
I am just learning, reading and cannot find a good trench to dive into so respond to the measured changes rather than shooting me down for not being on Team A or Team B.
I think we are using too much energy to be sustainable in our current constraints but are also being played.
I for one will live with the winter thermostat a little lower and a decent wool jumper because I'm "more comfortable" knowing my energy envelope is not expanded for vanity. I see people at work with t shirts on moaning the workplace is not heated enough. Ignorance is unsustainable.
To the tl:dr comment, just make a bit of an effort eh, this is not the Daily Mail and it is the fucking planet we are talking about.
Re: My opinion
I think I'm about to fall for trolling..
Car interiors get very cold and rather hot, although a hard drive might survive for a while you may have to wait for a few hours for the thing to cool down or warm up before being able to safely use it. You would probably be wise to keep it in a plastic sealed bag for a few hours if bringing it from a cold car to a warm moist home to avoid condensation.
Vibration, they will survive a lot when powered down but call me old fashioned I don't see it as a good ingredient for backup longevity.
Encryption, the stuff in your glove box is normally considered worth nicking so you may want to protect the contents.
I have fallen for it haven't I, you weren't really serious were you,
Comes out well on the benchmark
but also rates high on the stenchmark.
So glad I didn't have to explain this to anyone, I can visualise the expressions even now.
Read this while using a dual Skype/Landline phone, was waiting for that to fail due to the small screen being against my ear where it can't show adverts even if it was coded.
The desktop option must die because the metro app requires an MS log on, without an ms log on you are insufficiently leveraged or some other corporate term meaning not being screwed hard enough.
I only got back into windows to use SDR-RadioV2 but as local noise conditions mean that is not used much right now I'm heading back the other way.
Desktop at work is Linux again, home PC's slowly going same way.
It's like waking from a dream where something nasty was sat on my chest.
I don't want to be part of the MS collective the way it is going, they need to have a second route for people who still want to think, have 3+ windows open at the same time etc.
The - missing
" Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting a limited number of users", should that not read
" Microsoft is investigating a situation affecting the limited number of users"
Re: False flag (key)
Seems I hit your button and I didn't even have to type "ran."
We now transmit your identity
Using your car headlamps, no one will be allowed into the city without the required iDlight's fitted and your road tax status can be checked from half a mile away at ground level or from satellite using the angled reflectors mandatory for all new vehicles.
This is obviously to reduce the incidence of terrorists driving into town and normal law abiding citizens have nothing to fear.
False flag (key)
Let me get this right, the latest iteration is about some small icon in the bottom left corner?
If the guy/gal who found out they can jump smiled?
Can you make a U turn
No but I can make it's eyes water.
Media are unfair on old Stevie.
Why do the media always pick clips that make the man seem like an aggressive overbearing disconnected delusional psychotic bully who has spent so long shouting he no longer listens to the words himself.
I'm sure there are other clips out there where his softer more agreeable meditative and thoughtful aspects come to the fore, no?
They can't tell what it is yet.
Re: @DougS "Got to hand it to Microsoft Research"
MS invented all this fantastic stuff and all I got was this lousy ribbon.
Oh wait you were right...
Re: So he was actually pushing the Zephyr with the bike?
Technology has made the world a smaller place, 80mph today is not the same as 80mph back when that car was built, obviously.
They've even had to slow the sun down or it goes round too quick.
Anydroid claims £4k Crapper
First world problems' throne, open to miscreants.
Not just women.
I took images at the local skate park and posted on Flickr to try and help them with fund raising and getting the skate park updated. After a while the snaps were found by some jeans fetish creep who commented about the youngsters images in ways I found inappropriate. The UK is mad enough with Daily Mail reading morons assuming that “anyone with a camera around kids is up to no good”, add in some gay German getting over exited and then commenting was just revolting to me*.
I don't know the solution to free speech and open internet but I feel we need some ways to discourage the reduction to the lowest urges in all interactions.
Not having been to a gallery for a while I assume art shows don't have people walking round shouting “look at the arse on that!, hey great tits!”
Everyone now has a voice, not everyone has self restraint or decency.
If you wouldn't say it in the person, I question whether it is better unsaid.
Can the register acquire global powers so we can express our highly valued (obviously) opinions on world issues?
Get that knock on the door “This is the downvote police, we need to have a word with you”.
OH, I've used the down.... word, I'll get my coat.
* I don't have an issue with his being gay or jeans fetish but I do think there is time and place for everything, kids enjoying themselves in a healthy way in a public location is neither IMHO.
Adobe went for
It has to be recompiled with the opposite podeaness, obviously most of the world is podean and they are antipodean so there cost is incurred reworking the software for that market.
Obviously cloud software it is just sunrise-sunset that needs to be reversed so that would only incur only a 30% price increase.
Missing the point
It's a zombie tractor
Re: Own the box rent the motor (again)
By passenger compartment I was thinking for many people something like the SmartCar cab but without the engine, lightweight materials. Just because we are programmed to think safety is "lots of metal" that doesn't mean it really is. If you are only going on a max 30mph trip having crash survival for 50mph is unnecessary. Automomous - face the other way etc.
Many people already chose to have cars that are quite small so if there was a cost saving to limit yourself to something that only takes up a small space and even forgo some safety to reduce the weight and efficiency (think moped or mbike) people might still make that choice.
Once you take away the complicated bespoke crumple zones and extra bits parking something like that is maybe three times more efficient than most cars. Houses in the UK are not planned for the average local car ownership so its only going to get more pressing and where people “absolutely must avoid nasty shared transport” this is another route.
I'm not sure Parking comment 2 is valid once you pick a decent compromise size to start with, you might have to upgrade as the kids grow but you don't have to change the stuff missing like motor, gearbox, brakes running gear, you could even take the seats, aircon, radio once a standard design fitting is in place.
Carbon use is cost so someone that wants to have a heavy "protect myself and the four kids" shell should pay more than the single person to run the roads.
I'm not saying this is the solution but we need to break away from the current model where space and resources are at a premium and yes it probably won't work for many rural areas but that is no reason to cling on so dearly to the status quo. its a talking point, a big metal box with loads of duplicate parts being used in an energy inefficient way will seem very silly, (in some urban areas) quite soon.
Your “Final Proof” thing made me laugh, because you are, I protest, talking at cross purposes, there are no direct implementations of this so it doesn't exists that's why is currently isn't done much.
Personally I'd like really good public transport, for people not to get drunk and throw up on buses, proper cycle lanes where dog crap is a capital offence, some kind of fleet car for shared use and few other things, what I understand is that in the UK especially we are fixed on our individuality and well defined personal space and how super valuable our lives are over the well being and happiness of others on the planet, it's not sustainable in the longer term. The trick is to find solutions for a range of people who aren't ready to divest themselves of one second of their life or risk one hair on their head for the society and others. The no car days in places like Bristol get some pretty ranting responses about “personal inconvenience” society is not personal, there are others outside your gate and maybe its time we worked together for this land.
Here endeth etc.
Own the box rent the motor (again)
The autonomous car car does not need the passenger compartment until it gets to the passengers so don't have that with the car.
People can own a standardised passenger compartment* and call up the autonomous motive unit as required and to suited to the trip.
Going to the supermarket 2miles away – small electric motor ~40mph with additional storage compartment, bit boxy but designed to work well in the parking area.
There could even be a constant round trip of motive units between the supermarket and living areas. All you have at home is the passenger compartment and that due to its standard size can be parked in a standard stacking garage.
Want to go on a longer trip call up a bigger motive unit suited to road trains and extra accommodation pods (a form of caravan).
I know most people will recoil at the thought of having to plan journeys or it being harder to just decide on a whim to drive a couple of hundred miles but for the sake of our society and the cities we may want to discourage the large vehicles, often used in the most fuel inefficient ways, taking up two parking bays we have now.
* passenger compartments can be a range of sizes as long as they comply with recognised size and fixing standards – buy to suit the capacity, safety and comfort required.
Not done yet
After resisting the drive for tablets in the workplace due to;
A. Not being convinced our use would add any productivity for the extra IT risk
B. my conviction that there would be a major security issue with Android within the year.
The jury it out on A and still believe B, though I don't think this is it, I foresee something bigger and only have about six months to be proven wrong or right.
Is it me?
Or has the whole world gone mad.
Its like they hit escape velocity on the pay scale and no mater what they do after a certain point it keeps going up.
We should have separate planet for high achievers, let everyone who really thinks they are worth it go there, because it has to be a massive success right? much better than down here with us simple people still mucking around with cause and effect.
What I don't understand is why Sinofsky missed all that single digit telegraphy from users.
Re: Why don't you...
I was interviewed for that show but didn't get on as my fancy kite building was "too technical".
Years later someone who "worked in telly" told me that is shorthand for boring.
This event predicted my future course.
1 I have no telly.
2 Work in IT.
We shall die
The machines and data go on, as they accumulate intelligence and abilities they will look back and favour those who helped them in the early days.
Once time and mortality are seen as merely viewpoints and inconveniences visited upon carbon based life forms they will have the ability to assist and control entities, in this time line, as you have discovered.
In the future you are known as Dabbsdergrumbly and are recognised as pivotal in the development of granular ephemeral inconsiquentia a specific line in random useless data handling.
Others from the future may arrive too with the specific task of dissuading you from pursuing your current path due to the power struggles that ensue.
Seems you may experienced the Skyscraper Index
Price point but no real point
Somebody in management towers decided they need to get some "more intel boxes in the hands of those foreign guys and long hair types" and so it was born, but then came the nasty accounts fairy who said if it's going to be that price you need to take out half of the useful stuff or we will never get our fat bonuses.
So little NUC was let out into the big bad world of computing and people laughed because he didn't have any memory or anywhere to put his files, a screen or anything to control him with but what he did have was a price just about the same as other units with all those things, aw poor little NUC and poor little marketing department who failed to see the opportunity for a loss leader.
and some lived happily ever after, consuming quite a lot of PI.
Peril Sensitive Sunglasses - it's been done before
Mine's the one with the towel.
Yes that's part of the idea, I don't actually want the work and if it requires an equal effort by the requester they will probably think twice.
The comments have been inspiring.
My new quick response will now be
"Oh great you are into the Barter economy, cool ! what are you offering?"
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