Just in time
This is good news if it means Android will finally get an efficient JIT compiler.
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This is good news if it means Android will finally get an efficient JIT compiler.
Will use it to clear leaves from my walkway at 6 AM.
Yea! Let picojoules per bit be the next meaningless benchmark race! Since joules and bandwidth both have a base interval of one second, the math comes out to simply (Watts / Bit rate) / 0.000000000001.
Yikes, my home Internet uses over half a million picojoules per bit! I'm going to start calling around to see who can do better than that.
Volume expansion is cubic while surface expansion is squared. If you want to remotely blast planets with the least amount of mechanical material and the least amount of containment fields, bigger is better.
Bigger is better for big egos too.
It sounds more like a highly specialized form of malware often called shovelware. Linda probably does extensive business with cell carriers, smart TVs, and retail home computers.
I juat discovered that after rejecting the requests to join Binge-On, it was turned on for me. If I was like John Legere I'd probably Tweet something like, "People hate your shitty #carrier feature so much that you have to turn it on secretly. #suckmycarrier #blurryslownetwork"
I'm not liking the clickbait here. I like Five Guys burgers but I'm not going to hire team of consultants to place an order.
What does any dot-com do when collection agencies are checking resale values of the office furniture? Illegal spamming, of course, but with a dumb trick to make it seem legal. Create a new customer marketing preference, default it to "spam constantly", and open the floodgates. Recently I've seen these Oracle/Verizon addresses spewing:
I guess Oracle is in worse shape than thought if this is their new plan for short-term revenue.
I was just thinking that traffic here in Silicon Valley was getting out of control with so many tech companies popping up. Thank you to the government for fixing that. With all commerce becoming unsafe by design, the US will soon be too poor to use cars.
There's probably not enough to salvage at Yahoo. Their accounts are constantly getting hijacked, they stopped having unique products years ago, the codebase is layers of legacy patches, the portal designs spew too many trashy ads to be functional, and a Yahoo e-mail address is a really good spam indicator. Yahoo could vanish and the world would get over it in a couple of days. The biggest losers would "customer loyalty" companies having millions of throw-away yahoo.com e-mail addresses that can no longer be claimed to be live customers.
It's not an equality test that is involved. Headers, configuration parameters, and interpreter variable names are looked up by with a fast indexing scheme, like a hash. For that to work, all parameters must always be case normalized before use. It seems trivial but it can cause an even more trivial key-value lookup to take 1000 times longer.
Follow the link. Symantec generates fake certificates for testing, development, and other "non-public" uses. Those leaked once and Google is worried that they will leak again. If I read between the lines, I think that Google suspects Symantec of being forced to create them for covert spying. That would put Google's hard-earned hoard of extremely personal and extremely valuable data at risk.
Except Linksys doesn't do patches, maintenance, security, testing, etc.
First, you don't need to put YOUR personal information in the records. It only has to be an entity that can be responsible for the domain. Any number of anonymizing services will protect peoples' privacy and civil rights. Spammers have fewer options.
Second, there must be at least some TLDs with validated domain registrations. Feel free to use non-validated TLDs, but people might not give you their credit card number.
Hawaiians are familiar with land being taken away in the name of progress. Assurances that natives will remain welcome guests could help. (I'm in California, which is no stranger to municipalities and wealthy individuals fencing off large areas of public land.)
Maybe somebody can throw a proper GC at it now so it doesn't require weak references to break leaking reference loops? I don't want to think about how complicated reference management would become in a large multi-threaded application that needs to be maintainable through several years of new features. Such apps already have plenty to worry about in the source code. Java and Python have been able to blend native compilation, immediate deallocation, and GC for a very long time.
Should have asked for two seconds of annual profit.
Chat logs were not encrypted? Carders will be phishing for the wallet, spammers phishing for the login, and some will phish for the children themselves.
The irony is that Google Marshmallow considers rooted phones to be insecure, even though that's the only way to receive security patches quickly.
The efficiency of a datacenter is calculated as computational power per cost. Extra cooling makes that ratio worse and it's for nothing. Why would you want to extend the life of a system from 5 years to 20 years with extra cooling? Old systems use more power and space than they're worth.
No how do I take down all the "John David" GMail accounts?
Bubble 1.0 was about pumping up the stock price with fraudulent claims of revenue and productivity, often from empty offices. The Securities and Exchange Commission won't be fooled by that trick again. Bubble 2.0 is scaring crusty old software companies into believing that they have one foot in the grave and new startups are taking over. Bubble 2.0 grows because the premise is true yet it will pop because spending billions to buy startups is an expensive way of feeding your disease.
This will get the usual modern electronics solution: Fix it in software no matter what. Use software even if it means saving the internal state to flash memory when you plug it in and rigging up some other chip to power cycle the board when the main CPU stops. Tell customers to that the device is becoming obsolete and it's time to buy a newer one that works better.
The new Web: Security is not letting anyone else have the creepy personal information that you've worked so hard to collect.
They stole the Oppo Find 7 firmware!
You're wrong in implying that it's OK to assist in illegal activity until a court order arrives. Businesses are obligated, by law, to know what they're doing. That closes a loophole where there's a massive asymmetry between initiating the crime and shutting down the crime - millions of dollars and thousands of man-hours to produce and enforce a court order every time a criminal runs a script to set up shop.
CloudFlare knowingly hosts phishing sites with fraudulent accreditation and certification badges. They knowingly host CAN-SPAM violators. They know they are hosting illegal telemarketers. They knowingly host sites making illegal calls for violence. The even blog about how they are assisting illegal activities with the stupid defense that somebody else will if they don't. For all the trouble I've had with their scammers, I won't shed a tear if lots of black trucks arrive and their whole operation and a few executives vanish.
"One thing I don't quite understand is what Google get out of this project."
Are you kidding? The same thing Google does with their search engine: Knowing where you've been, where you are, what you might want, and then taking you to paid results. You get in the car and say, "I want a burger." It offers to take you to whatever local restaurants are paying for hits on burger searches. On the way home it mentions that some stores are having sales and offers to take you there too. Money, money, money.
They're making right turns from the left side of the road. Cyclists get cut off and other cars get blocked.
Googlers are, by far, the biggest collection of asshole and incapable drivers I've ever witnessed in the US. Their self driving cars have unfortunately inherited some of those traits. The reason for them not officially being at fault in a crash is because each one exists inside its own low speed traffic jam bubble. Here's where you can witness the self-driving cars screwing up every weekday around 5 - 6 pm: Plymouth St and N Shoreline Blvd - Self driving cars can not pass through stopped traffic yielding at an intersection. W Middlefield Rd at N Shoreline Blvd - Self driving cars make illegal wide right turns across bike lane.
It's only a matter of time before Agile evangelists start going door to door to pass out literature in support of their local scrum master and Tuesday morning standup. They're preaching the same doom, gloom, and salvation story as traditional profiteers of religion. This abuse is a shame because Agile is useful when applied in moderation to the right kinds of projects. Absolute, unquestioning faith in any process is a sure way to go out of business. ("Can Jesus make a rock so big he can not lift it?" == "Can a company be so Agile that it can not adapt to new methodologies?")
This happened to DIVX video discs when DRM owner Circuit City failed. It happens when DRM controlled electronics are given a forced update and the DRM controlled media/app is no longer compatible. Anyone using permissions based DRM should be forced to call it a lease or a long-term rental rather than a purchase. I believe this is a large driving force behind the race to the bottom in online purchases. The price that I will accept for DRM purchases is based on my expectations of a 3 month lifespan.
I thought 5 GHz was the solution to urban congestion by having lots of channels and poor penetration. I've never seen it get too crowded and I've never seen it travel through more than 3 walls.
It will definitely be time to worry about offline tracking if Google changes their mind about storage cards.
Lightness, chroma, and sync are encoded with different frequencies, response curves, and emphasis. There is noise and dropout masking because the tape signal is quite dirty. Later models encode a stereo signal into the drum head too. I'm not sure why, but there are always pots for tuning the horizontal and vertical alignment between even and odd frames.
I just took apart a Betamax to help digitize some tapes. It has one large control board, two large analog processing boards, an RF daughter card, some small servo boards, and a speaker driver board. Most of the boards have all wires exiting on the same side so that you can put the player on its side and fan out the boards like an open book. I honestly don't know why it drives speakers. That was a mystery even when it was "state of the art."
For image quality - absolutely. Betamax was comparable broadcast quality on a 19" TV while VHS looked smeared and had almost no color resolution.
The opposite may true of mechanical quality. The Betamax tape path wraps almost completely around the drum head from one side, snaking through many polished pins and rollers. It would damage tapes with even the slightest misalignment and getting all those parts cleaned and calibrated for a good picture was pure magic. Players had slack sensors and multiple drive systems to regulate tension. Tracking was always fussy. Fast-forward and rewind were slow because the tape either had to unwrap and rewrap or it had to travel slowly enough to not fly off the path.
VHS pulled the tape straight out and pushed it against part of the drum head. The reduced contact path gave VHS a lousy picture but simplified mechanics.
Both systems needed fancy computers to convert encoded video signals that were at different resolutions between tape and TV. Early models literally had stacks of analog computer circuit boards filling those bulky boxes.
Sort those IP addresses, do the lookups, start naming hosting providers, and start building blacklists. Call BS on every network that claims they're too important to need an abuse response team. I bet the blacklist attenuates the attack very well with only a handful of networks placed in it. It doesn't catch any hackers but it takes their toys away.
It was indeed a stepper motor in the Apple ][ floppy drive. Head movement came from a spiral grove on a cheap plastic disk rather than the usual metal screw. The clacky-clacky-clacky boot sound was the calibration procedure - spin downward for a long time and let the needle skip. Track positioning and sector alignment was all performed in crude software so it needed massive physical padding. Spindle drive was your average cassette tape player motor - brushed motor and a simple negative resistance circuit to regulate speed. There was also the legendary bug where sector interleaving was wrong, resulting in throughput of about one sector per revolution. All this is why there were hacker DOSes that ran 8x faster and sometimes boosted floppy storage.
The Apple ][ was obscenely crude, lazy, and overpriced. Everything was a cool trick that wasn't quite right. It was endless educational fun for recreational hacking but excruciating for business software.
There's a specification for dumb chargers where the data lines are shorted together and current is negotiated by monitoring voltage droop. Despite some warnings that exceeding 1 amp may not be a good idea, many chargers provide 4 to 5 amps. USB 1 and 2 data devices are limited to ~1 amp because you don't want the power lines to have less voltage than the data lines.
Old USB allows up to 5A for chargers. With such a low voltage used, it's difficult for there to be more than 2.5 W of losses before the power consumer no longer has enough voltage to function. 2.5 W lost across the length of a wimpy cable won't generate much heat. 0.5 W lost in a heavy cable with 2 W lost at a spot of fraying sill won't generate much heat due to good thermal conduction.
I could be reading the spec wrong, but it doesn't look like the resistor needs to be there except to possibly improve efficiency. USB-C high voltage mode needs a data handshake.
The 80's also had a good level of dynamic range compression that helped give it that sharp and clean sound. Amplitude was often too choppy in the 60s while today it's puréed droning.
Pretty much everything except glass does this in 2000 °C oxygen -->
I don't want to register my desk to activate it, spend hours tracking down desk malfunctions, receive e-mails about new desk opportunities, view personalized content related to my choice of desk, become park of an online desk community, enter a walled garden of compatible surface objects, plug my desk into an outlet, or upgrade my desk every two years. Do not integrate tech into to my desk.
You might notice that your tinfoil hat is heavier than usual and has some small protruding wires. It's nothing to worry about. A figure in black suit sat on it by accident, felt sorry, and made some repairs.
I can see bandits defeating a heavily loaded surveillance system by dressing up as large swaying bushes to raise the H.264 bitrate.
These ceramic cases could be a big deal if OPO/OPPO can work out the manufacturing issues. Aluminum needs to be sliced up to pass RF, glass can't handle impacts, and reinforced plastics flex too much. Too there aren't enough LTE bands on that phone.
After reading the specifications, the mission, and what it looks like. Yeah, accident.
Never buy a telco branded phone - they're custom OS builds that don't get updates. Buy the OEM version.
What's the hot iDevice? Fanatics in the Apple ecosystem probably already have the late model iPhone, iPad, Watch, or Mac that they want. Recent upgrades have been minor technical bumps and more iOS/OSX convergence - nothing to stand in line for. That leaves the Apple TV as hot a gift item, and I don't see it racking up $77,000,000,000 in sales for Q4. Maybe five or six Apple pencils will sell too.
Surely Apple will personally follow up with The Reg to provide details.
Why the worry to combine all of the WiFi protocols into one box? The access point could be a little box with a 10/100 Mbps PoE jack and a simple web interface to set power levels and authentication. The typical "WiFi VPN Firewall Router with dual WAN, dual USB, and 4 port switch" monstrosity is already so complicated that most people don't have them working correctly.
Maybe Dyson is upset because those centrifuges and layers of filters result in an incredibly power hungry vacuum cleaner that doesn't move much air, regardless of how fancy the motor is. On the positive side, a Dyson consumes less power when those filters that never clog or need changing become clogged or need changing.