Life of a troll
Sounds like he's just fleshing out his Curriculum Vitae
1052 posts • joined 15 Jun 2007
Sounds like he's just fleshing out his Curriculum Vitae
Turning it off costs $25 per month on the "ONE" and only current plan. Seriously.
I'm on a "grandfathered" plan where I can disable Bing-On. I'm ditching T-Mo the second it becomes mandatory. If there's a 1.5 Mbps version of the video available, it looks pixelated and turns to mud when anything moves. Anything needing more than 1.5 Mbps of streaming simply doesn't work.
Clearly expressing my feelings towards Bing-On would make me sound too much like John Legere and the moderators would probably delete my post.
I won't be getting that e-mail. I was just wondering if I should pull Yahoo from my mail server's blacklist because the spam deluge had settled down to a tiny trickle. It looks like now isn't a good time.
Routers default to allowing incoming IPv6 connections only by whitelist. It must be that way. Many LAN devices and appliances have received Linux upgrades giving them modern IPv6 networking but the apps on them wouldn't last even one second when exposed to the world.
For all the adapters, dongles, and hubs needed for a single port Apple product.
A better use would be hosting videos. T-Mo's single "ONE" plan is $70/month with video streaming throttled to 1.5 Mbps "DVD quality" unless you opt-out for another $25/month.
Two ways to make money from AI software:
A: Sell a complete system for $200 that makes life easier.
B: Free cloud connected app that manipulates people for profit.
I hope working AI isn't invented while Plan B is still in fashion. There are so many great ideas that can never turn into great products because people expect them to be crappy and free.
There are open source Android operating systems that don't require the Google Apps suite. Chinese phones all have an OEM operating system available that doesn't use Google.
Java has already attempted to blend high and low level coding designs. Java 8 added lambdas, processing streams, and more modern concurrency. It's hit and miss. It provides a clean framework for efficiently performing complex operations while at the same time making it much easier to write the lazy bloated crap that gives Java a bad reputation. Honestly, I'd let the Java world spend more time figuring out how this concept should work before throwing together another half-assed language.
RJ-45 plugs have already been solved using load bars or straight-through loading. They're much simpler than what's in this advert.
I don't know about your jacks, but the Cat6 jacks that I bought for my house don't need the wires untwisted either. They're also simpler.
OsmAnd+ and a microSD card FTW. The odds of me needing a GPS tagged map are inversely proportional to cellular data availability.
MPG ratings are pretty much a scam.
My lemoned 2005 Honda Accord Hybrid was rated 29/37 MPG but the actual was 9/32. Yes, that's 9 MPG city. The hybrid system would overheat after a few stop signs and become massive deadweight. To make matters worse, it didn't re-enable 1st gear to compensate for the electric motor being off. This car must have been tested somewhere REALLY cold to keep the electronics running.
Current 2016 Golf R might be capable of meeting EPA estimates, but I need to double check whether or not the computer is lying about gas consumption. There have been a couple of times where odometer/pump came out to 22 MPG when the computer said 28 MPG.
There's potential for headphones to improve with power and a digital signal source. Tradeoffs in driver design are more relaxed when local electronics can compensate for certain types of defects. It opens the possibility for a customized active design that outperforms a passive component design.
The shame is that Apple didn't fix any of this in a practical manner. Bluetooth doesn't have enough digital bandwidth to sound good and the Lightning port is proprietary. Their quest for a walled garden has killed this idea.
HTTPS is really, really slow and I'm not a fan of Google's hacks to improve it. How about a long-term plan to make digital signatures work better? Most online content is public so all that matters is delivery integrity.
Forget about this space sailing tech. Tell me more about your laser.
One day iPhone will just be an elegant little featureless slab you keep in your pocket.
Screen, headphones, iWatch, camera, mic, stylus, cell radio, WiFi radio, speakers, charger brick, iPhone charger base, headphone charger base, iWatch charger, camera charger base, mic charger base, cell charger base, WiFi charger base, speaker charger base, USB hub, USB-C hub, power hub, and cables will need their own shoulder bag.
I just peeked at some live feeds. If The Reg is thinking what I'm thinking, it's probably in Apple's best interest that you're not covering it. It's singing, a couple of iPhone game releases, and desperately trying to convince people that iWatches are a big thing.
There is emergency response software that shows the extrication procedure for any car. It shows where to cut it open, where disabling wires are, and hazard areas. I found Tesla's Emergency Response Guide online so it should be there.
That's not how authentication hashes are supposed to work. I wonder the experiment was performed on a LAN with bad security and everyone configured their laptop to enable blacklisted protocols. Toss a 1990s era music file server on the network and post instructions for connecting. sudo sysctl -w ...
I did some random tests just now and IPv4 appears dominant because most web sites are using edge caches. Those don't consume a unique IP address for each site so they're probably in no hurry to upgrade. The Reg is using double-agent CloudFlare.
The biggest problem I see is that most routers are complete garbage. It says "IPv6" on the box but it doesn't work. The best I've seen so far is a functional switch that enables and disables incoming WAN connections. Forget about attempting to use firewall rules. I mean, most small business routers got support for multiple WAN IPv4 addresses working just a couple of years ago. Give Cisco/Linksys/D-Link/Netgear another 20 years for IPv6.
Is probably their vacated buildings.
I just replaced the rooftop TV antenna and amplifier to fix signal overload from reallocated channels 52-83. It would be nice if I don't have to immediately do it again. What's on broadcast TV isn't worth a whole lot of effort.
Many Software Engineers, when given the ability, will turn off the lights.
World's most profitable tech company finds declining demand for its aging premium products. It must be the factory's fault.
I've tried cheap NAS before. It sounds like lots of fun - an instant way to share files without infrastructure. Soon you get tired of waiting for it. Simon's 100MB test works out to ADSL modem speeds so you might as well leave it at home plugged into your router's storage port.
It would be nice if these things got fast.
T-Mobile only knows how much tethering data you're using when it passes through their custom tethering app. Without it, tethering data is normal data like it should be. It's an odd and expensive penalty for buying your phone from a T-Mo store rather than from the manufacturer.
99% of PlayStore would vanish if Google removed all apps that were vulnerable to click-fraud, phishing, and hijacks through malicious adverts. That's not good business to a company making money from data collection and advertising.
The real motivation is for Google blocking online crap is that it's not Google's online crap.
Lenovo is currently not issuing software updates.
Does this mean letting people run their own low power community cellular services? This would actually be a great way to share Internet and fill in small areas where signals are blocked or roaming fees are too high. Auctioning it to telcos, or any large commercial deployment, would be a complete waste of public bandwidth.
Meanwhile, 26.965 to 27.405 MHz is still there for trolls leveling up their skills on a giant 1/2 wave antenna before heading to the Internet.
About that plateau on the Moto graph: Lenovo has halted updates. As of right now, the X Pure is Android 6.0.0 with the February 2016 security patch. The May 2016 security patch is partially deployed and the 6.0.1 update seems to have been abandoned after a limited release. VoLTE isn't entirely working and there are no plans for a fix.
Of course Google tries to watch everything you do. It's in the disclaimer that everyone dismisses the first time they signed in to Chrome or "improved" their GPS settings.
The difference is that Google offers nice stuff for your soul. It's hard to feel like you're getting a good deal with Edge and Starbucks.
Another reason why you should never buy phones from a telco.
A chart with an arrow shooting up into infinity! Where's my wallet?
Company that makes hardware for the cloud is laying off staff and moving to the cloud.
About that Linux flame war - One consistent problem with Android is CPU core control. I have yet to see a governor determine accurately determine how many CPUs are needed and how fast they should be running. They need to know how many tasks may execute concurrently and whether or not intermittent loads are coming from a single operation (latency sensitive) or many operations (not sensitive). The hacks that try to make this work will make you cringe.
A new mobile OS that can control the CPU cores better could have at least 50% more battery life and 50% better performance for everyday tasks. A full-throttle benchmark would look the same, of course, but most uses are bursty.
Google and Apple have been saying the same about India without success. Google likes personal data collection, advertisements, social manipulation, cloud storage, and other things that drain batteries and data plans in an instant. Apple likes sky-high margins, new technology, flashy looks, and customer lock-in. Neither one suits India. Even Apple's and Google's current markets are growing a bit weary of these designs.
Some phone makers do understand it - replaceable battery, splash resistant, protective rim around the glass edge, minimal OS that runs for days on a charge, unlocked bootloader for free third party OS upgrades, microSD slot for cheap storage upgrades, and a bit of extra bulk to avoid exotic construction.
I suspect it has issues with block motion compensation in modern cameras. Image features are a sharp but not exactly where they should be.
I put a 'scope on the door handle. Touching the handle emits a coded EM signal in the audio frequency range that the transponder replies to. I was able to activate the transponder from a distance using a crappy old Archer Mini Amplifier (LM386 demo circuit in a box) and a couple of coils as a low frequency signal relay. A Satellite TV amp should be able to relay the return path from the transponder. Add directional antennas and you have an open car.
As it has been demonstrated before, VW keys don't need to be hacked because they're transponders. The natural decay of RF energy is their only security mechanism. An analog RF relay will open the doors and start the engine. I haven't hooked up my 'scope to the door yet, but it wouldn't surprise me if it used frequencies compatible with off-the-shelf cable modem range extenders.
You can pull the transponder battery out for security. The driver door has a hidden keyhole and there's a short-range RFID sensor on the steering column.
Is Ruckus Wireless entering the "small business network" market of expensive yet buggy products?
Truckloads of these will probably go to a remote location in Utah. This is the tech you'd use to correlate observed events on a large scale in real-time.
I've been getting that zuckload of ads for a couple of weeks now making Facebook look like Yahoo News. You can click "Hide all ads from..." for an advertiser but it's useless against what seems to be infinite permutations of advertiser names.
You drill down the soft brass bottom of the keyhole. The tumblers tear out and the barrel turns.
A Bluetooth hack is good for cases where social engineering is needed to get past neighbors. You can pretend that you're talking to the resident and being invited in while sending the unlock code. It's less convincing with the cordless drill.
Axis seems good, both in quality and customer support. Their IP cameras are little Linux computers that can operate by themselves or integrate with other standard components.
I second the recommendation to avoid all Hikvision cameras if you're interested in robust software. Maybe 2/3 of the cameras on any online web site are white-label Hikvisions.
What is it with PHP programmers never escaping data? Hacked with a semicolon? Really? You grabbed a URL parameter full of whatever, concatenated onto the end of a shell command, and called it done? Maybe filtered out control characters after somebody said you're doing it wrong. Wait, why are you even launching a shell?
"Jailbroken" isn't all bad. A scan of Cyanogenmod 13 shows only one vulnerability and the fix is in tonight's build.
All modern computers have brushless fans. As Dyson marketing says, this design reduces carbon emissions.
This really comes down to whether or not a computer supports clock scaling and low power modes. Older computers have little difference in power consumption whether they're rendering an action game or displaying an e-mail. Maybe they can cut their power from a peak of 750W to 350W while idle. Modern home computers already scale the clock better and use more low power modes to keep the fans quiet. It's not unusual for a new computer to consume less than 50W while idle.
Old CCFL powered LCD screens were power hogs too. They lamps glow purple unless they're kept toasty warm.
It would be an amusing twist if ad blockers were required to meet power consumption goals while using a web browser.