Stereo optical control?
Just how smart is this system? Can simple 3D tricks like lenticular prints fool it into slamming on the brakes?
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Just how smart is this system? Can simple 3D tricks like lenticular prints fool it into slamming on the brakes?
Urban expressways like shown are 35 to 50 MPH. I'm guessing that photo is a 35 MPH zone of San Antonio Rd passing over Central Expressway and Caltrain. Only a handful of downtown and residential streets are 25 MPH or less. Urban expressways forbid parking during business hours so that bicycle commuters traveling at 15 to 22 MPH rarely need to mix with traffic. I don't think a 25 MPH car is going to make many friends.
Java is still used heavily for server software, software development tools, and mobile apps. It's an excellent language when used properly.
I suspect that Yahoo is targeting the 4 or 5 people who install the the browser Applet plugin because some porn malware asked them to. Bundling this junk with the bare runtime or JDK tools would hasten the death of Oracle too.
I never witnessed any city-scale free WiFi working, including Google's free WiFi in their hometown of Mountain View. You can't throw a bunch of repeaters on lamp posts and call it done. Too many laptops are infected with malware that will saturate the network. While Google loves calling out 0day exploits in other products, they're deaf to reports of their own products being abused.
I can think of no nightmare worse than hand-wiring 14000 of the TO-92 transistors pictured. They wiggle around unless you bend the leads, and bending the leads causes solder bridges. After all that, you'll find that one is in backwards and the slightly bent leads have anchored it down with such incredible strength that molten solder spatters everywhere when you pull it out.
Much like supercars, people who can afford these are often too old to fully enjoy their performance. Even if the amp doesn't cost too much, buying a quality speaker set breaks the bank.
You can buy adhesive "Pyrolytic Graphite" sheets for large sums of money. It's a flexible, lightweight, graphene-like material that conducts heat incredibly well. Cellphones sometimes have a strip of it down the back so the CPU and GPU chips don't burn your hand. Ultra-compact switching power supplies use it to cool components that are spaced closer together than normally possible.
Is that Pascal?
Lots of banks have this stupid issue too. Enter e-mail address and bad password about 5 times and your victim is locked out.
CHINANET hasn't had a working abuse contact in something like 16 years, so of course China would know nothing of the non-stop attacks coming from that government network.
Everyone who needs to be online in a significant way should have their own private cloud. It's cheaper for baseline loads and easier to maintain. The big downside is trying to get fiber optic links in the US. There's no public infrastructure so you're hiring a telco to dig a trench through the streets just for you. Want a new telco? That's another trench. Maybe you can get point-to-point wireless if you're the tallest building.
Fortunately, my washing machine has never refused to wash new clothes without an upgrade. There are definitely people who like tinkering with their appliances. If you're on a budget or like retro styling, and like to tinker, upgrading aging AV equipment is for you.
I see "cloud" in there and stop reading. There are so many reasons to never connect a home and personal devices to one big corporate owned "cloud."
One good hacker and one good bug can cause widespread physical damage - fires, floods, appliance damage, burglary assistance, stalking, etc.
It's a single point of failure when the corporation has a problem.
It's a single point of obsolescence when the corporation decides that you're not worth bug fixes anymore.
Finally, it's really about collecting personal information and using it to manipulate how you spend money.
Bored in the passenger seat during bad traffic? Set your phone's Bluetooth machine name to something ominous and start firing off pairing requests to anything in range.
Don't blame the ads. It's because you're not using SPDY or HTTP 2 that has been optimized for extremely, um, detailed cookies.
Abandoned buildings, that is. The campus they built for Palm is quite nice. Hopefully the next ones are not in Silicon Valley - there are way too many empty office buildings here.
The NSA helped kick-start a revolution where the rest of the world will stop caring about US Internet. Cheap access to 10Gbps means that the next big online service could be invented by pretty much anybody. The Internet can become more distributed, like it should be.
US home Internet is pretty much for checking mail and surfing the web. Some lucky people can even use it to watch a movie. Innovate with it? No.
This is about collecting marketing data, sending you marketing, and collecting a monthly subscription. I don't buy the argument about appliances calling in their own repairs. Come on, how many appliance makers even honour their warranty without taking them to court? It's not about integrating your home life. We're decades away from homes structures being built to accommodate fancy electronics. It's not for cars either, as neither car makers nor Apple are interested in supporting electronics for as long as a car lasts.
There's the problem - this is revenue for phone companies, scammers, and the FTC. They perpetuate a system where these calls are completely untraceable. That $50000 from the FTC was a feel-good prize wasted on Nomorobo rather than real solutions., like a two-way call handshake to validate Caller-ID. My telco/ISP added Nomorobo and I didn't even notice because scammers were already spoofing random local numbers.
I remember all the US telcos saying over a decade ago they'd skip consumer copper upgrades and go straight to fiber optics. Well, half of that plan was implemented flawlessly.
I'd like to see big names come out with standards for modular and easily replaceable devices. Putting Cat6 in a house means drilling holes and crawling in spaces so tight that it's best to bring a small shovel or axe. Why do houses still not have conduits for easily snaking new low voltage wiring? How about getting the IoT into your car? Or maybe upgrade that Bose to something that doesn't sound like an old AM radio tabletop? That requires sawing, hammering, some complicated fiberglass work, electronic signal adaptors, rewiring, and not minding that there will be inoperative digital gadgets everywhere. What happened to CAN bus standards, line audio level standards, and DIN size units?
No kidding. The courts finally rule that the spying is illegal and Congress regroups to attack their citizens again.
Simper than that. Most of these devices are absolute garbage and nobody wants to be locked in with a $2000+ contract with them. Johnson is partnering with Comcast. Enough said.
The problem with these laptops is that they stop being sleek and portable the moment you realize that they need a pile of accessory gadgets to go with them. If you're taking it to meetings you need an HDMI adaptor and power cable. If you're taking to a hotel you need power and an Ethernet adaptor. A road trip might need a USB-C adaptor, 12 inverter, and a cell modem. Eventually you realize that a bigger laptop would actually be more portable.
Looks like the problem stays well contained within the Microsoft ecosystem.
- Witness aircraft commands traveling to passenger seat
- Don't interfere with flight
- Land safely
- Joke about poor security
- Get arrested?
What the Internet really needs is widely supported digital signature standards. Most content is not private - you just don't want anyone altering the content during transport. A really, really simple way to do this for HTTP 1.1 content would be to add a digest field to chunked encoding headers. You'd get backwards compatibility, streaming support, and an insignificant protocol overhead.
Sounds like the service from a telco.
How is this suddenly a vulnerability? I tried implementing the Range header on my home server and got nothing but crap from the Internet. Since both numbers are not unusual, file length and the maximum value of a signed 64 bit integer, it's amazing that IIS servers weren't crashing 20 times a day from it.
Lost in the noise?
But you didn't opt-out of the new data sharing options created each month afterwards.
[X] Share my data with premium partnerships
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[X] Share my story with other customers
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I used to like WD, but recently it seems like they continue to sell drives even while they are known to have severe issues. It shows up clearly in online reviews when sorting by date. When people report that the power saving parameters are corrupted in a way that damages the drive, STOP SELLING THEM. When people report that a Red drive causes data loss on RAID systems in the compatibility list, STOP SELLING THEM. Rebuilding a RAID with new drives, having them fail, shipping them back, buying new ones, and rebuilding the RAID again costs more time than I'm willing to gamble.
Good ovens turn off the magnetron when the door latch is released, which is one step before the door can open. That burst of leakage might not hurt humans but 2.4 GHz WiFi, Bluetooth, and cell phone radios don't last long with that going on nearby.
This is for everybody owning a Cisco small business firewall that only supports 50 rules.
LLVM is a start but cruft will still pile up in the LLVM environment. A system that can refactor and test itself would be larger than itself. The cheat to that paradox is massive social interaction where systems get feedback from other systems on whether or not they're doing better or worse. Being a cheat, you just have to hope that the feedback sends evolution in the right direction and us meat sacks aren't eradicated in the process.
Download cm-12-20150401-NIGHTLY and enjoy.
This would explain why various government agents have been watching customers of the Falk 'n' Big Nets store.
I've heard that disclaimer before. I wonder if this is a real internet service or just a faster connection to an AT&T portal. Details are elusive for this service. A real 1Gbps connection would mean being able to host your own public content, streaming HD video without all its details stripped away, sharing NAS storage between family for backups, and never again needing to screw around with online document stores and thumb drives for personal storage. There are so many amazing things that could be done with a real 1Gbps internet connection and they just don't fit with AT&T's model of screwing the customer as much as possible.
A acquisition requires audits of every minute detail, it locks finances, it halts new deals, silences many types of advertisements, freezes hiring and firing, and throws all plans into doubt. Either you get enormous insurance money from the buyer or you expect that the deal is meant to put you out of business.
I came here thinking that the Apple Watch was somehow related to the Riker Maneuver.
So... I can check my private security key into GitHub, wait for my computer to get hacked, and then I have a right to spy on GitHub's visitors?
Blu-ray movies are "sold" and you "buy" them. Those are the terms used on the box and the adverts. When they require permission to play, they're technically a lease or a rental. I would hope this technicality bites AACS-LA the same way it did with DIVX. It wouldn't surprise me if China redirects a bit of their DoS bandwidth towards Blu-ray licensing servers.
CloudFlare specializes in keeping sites up, not only against DoS attacks, but against complaints of abuse or illegal activity. Personally, I'd like to see of lot of the company thrown in jail for all the trouble I've had with their customers.
Let me guess, sensor data is uploaded to Google for complex analysis and it is retained for long periods of time as AI training data?
I had to turn on the lights to find them. The capsules are very loose inside the plastic chamber so I expect that one will break if I accidentally drop it.
If you work out the cost per day of shipping, the number is quite small. (And getting smaller. I don't have mine yet.)
I buy music from iTunes because AAC sounds good and the files work on non-Apple devices. I'd buy even more if I didn't need to run that steaming pile of iTunes.
I'd say Apple is attempting lock-in by holding your data hostage to the platform: proprietary file sharing, proprietary filesystem, proprietary RPC, hidden user data, iCloud, patent trolling, and integration of Apple apps into the OS. It's the 1990s all over again. Analysts will predict never-ending growth due to lock-in and then one day customers will stop putting up with it.
Zapping the data lines won't propagate beyond the USB port. A nastier trick would be drawing some to charge the capacitor bank then returning it at extremely high positive voltage. There's an excellent chance of there being a strong diode path allowing the surge to backflow into a common 5V power rail. PTC protectors used for secondary protection are too slow to stop this.
That's a brilliantly refreshing idea. A remote controllable WiFi music player. They could call it something catchy like "SoundBridge" or "Squeezebox." Maybe it could disguise itself as a tabletop clock while it's idle.
I did some checks on current cloud computing offerings and they seem to be better now. The original cloud model of many virtual machines is always a nightmare when it comes to tracking online resources, maintaining uptime, and implementing secure host-to-host communications. That overhead guarantees that every application is bloated, complicated, and dangerously buggy. Newer cloud services offer virtual data centers, which is what you really want for some clusters of related services.
I'm starting to think that CloudFlare is sponsoring articles on The Reg. I don't see any good journalism here to investigate the other things that CloudFlare offers protection against: spam complaints, fraud complaints, and criminal complaints. These services are even stated in CloudFlare's own blog and Facebook page. Check out the comments section for lists of actual customers.