277 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
It's not like humans are not easy to replace with unskilled labor. After all, that is why there's over 7 billion of them infesting this planet.
Re: Ha! Called it!
Maybe SpaceX can sell them a couple of 21st Century launch vehicles.
Re: Dead reckoning? MUH... how do do I into pen & paper?
First off, a Ring Laser Gyro only gives you rotation, not translation information. Navigation grade RLG's typically have an integration error of about 1 degree per hour. The other component of an inertial measurement unit (IMU) is the accelerometers to give you translation information, with a typical navigation grade accuracy of about 1mg (milli gee). Three gyros and three accelerometers are normally combined in an IMU. The combination of an IMU and a computer running navigation equations is called an Inertial Navigation System (INS). A typical navigation grade INS has a total integration error of about 1 nautical mile per hour. Believe me, you don't want to sail around relying on an INS to tell you where you are. You only want it to see if your GPS is being spoofed or for very short term navigation when you GPS has dropped out. A "military grade" INS has an integration error of about 1 nautical mile per 24 hours, a tactical grade (like on a JDAM) has a total integration error of about 10 nautical miles per hour, which again is why the INS is used for short term when the GPS is screwy.
Re: human endevour
People have very warped perceptions of risks. Just look at all of the antics that have taken place, especially in/by the US, over terrorism over the last dozen years due to 911. Terrorism strikes the fear that it does because one cannot see it coming and its apparent randomness in whether one will be a victim of it. Yet in the last 12 years, the US has absorbed over one hundred 911’s in terms of sudden & seemingly random deaths from automobile accidents, which amount to about 30,000 deaths per year. The threat of terrorism is real. But it's very small compared to other threats to our lives that we live with comfortably every day.
Re: I foresee trouble
I foresee trouble simply with people messing with the robot for entertainment purposes.
Maybe there's a business opportunity for checking & cleaning these systems...
Re: I cant believe it.
This problem should be self correcting in that no one trusts any encryption coming from a US company anymore. The US will shortly become an importer of crypto. Should people trust the AES-NI instruction set in Intel Processors? One has to wonder.
Google has since promised to do something similar with Android smartphones.
Eh? Then what does the Settings -> Security -> Encrypt Device on my Android 4.1 phone do? Or the Settings -> Security -> Encrypt external SD card ?
Much ado about nothing
All I see in this is the cluelessness of the government. Android, for example, has had full phone encryption built in since at least 4.1, maybe earlier. It's under "Settings", "Security", "Encrypt Device" and "Settings", "Security", "Encrypt external SD card"
Re: PC-powered registers?
It's almost a 100% certainty it is Windows Embedded for Point of Service V1 or Windows Embedded POSReady 2009, both of which are types of Windows XP.
USA Freedom Act?
Maybe Google should read it. It just extends the Patriot Act & warrentless snooping. Oh yea, and shields folks like Google.
This has been going on for a very long time
I'm a little confused
The description of the error in the release notes is ambiguous.
" Even when marked to be encrypted, an email with only Bcc recipients is sent in plain text!"
Does this mean that the bug only shows up & sends mail unencrypted to the BCC recipients when the BCC field is used but the TO & CC fields are blank, or does this mean that the bug always sends mail unencrypted to the BCC recipients independent of the status of the TO & CC fields?
These are two very different behaviors with two very different probabilities of being triggered due to the way people often use BCC. My expedience with BCC both sending and receiving email is that the TO field is always filled with some address, sometimes a dummy address (such as the sender's). If the "only Bcc recipients" requirement is in fact strictly the case, then most instances of using BCC that I've seen would not trigger the bug.
This just underscores how describing bugs needs to be done with precision.
Business as usual
They are just following that age old pattern endemic to all professions which can be summed up in unvarnished form as "anything I don't understand must be trivial".
Re: Interesting times
Usually, when high energy physicists try to do optical measurements, it ends with erroneous results.
So doesn't this ruling mean that basically all movies & TV shows out of Hollywood are now copyright free?
The ONLY 9V batteries for use in unheated applications like parking meters are Li ion 9V batteries. Alkaline & carbon zinc don't work in winter. Same with 1.5V D, C, AA & AAA applications.
The most intelligent discusion of this so-called experiment
Re: At last
Real Scientists, when they get the same result with their null control as with the DUT, look for flaws in the measurement instruments.
The real issue is criminalizing journalists publishing classified info. Despite all its faults, and a number of Administrations wanting to lock up journalists, at least in the US, Courts have upheld the 1st Amendment even when the documents being published have "SECRET" stamped all over them. (e.g. New York Times Co. v. United States, 403 U.S. 713 (1971) US Supreme Court Decision )
Yea. My house needs more things in it for malware to perch.
Re: It's nothing to do with rural!
Agreed. As Michael Lewis pointed out at the end of "Flash Boys", his book on high frequency trading, for long hauls, microwave links replaced fiber for HFT in the last year or two, because it has lower latency between Chicago & New Jersey. With the added plus of being cheaper & faster to install.
My experience with NASes tells me that one with a Marvel ARM 1.2GHz processor and 512MB of RAM is vastly underpowered for even a network with one user. Marvell ARM 2.0GHz processor and 1GB of RAM is the bare minimum. A NAS with something like a Intel® Atom™ 2.13GHz Dual-core Processor & 3GB of RAM is about right.
These cars are a lawyers wet dream.
Re: For added irony, on the story's page
Eh? According to Ghostery, on The Registers story page, there are 21 trackers. On the brw.com.au page, there are 34. On the Registers comment page for this story, there are 49 trackers.
his Romanian competition.
FAIL The blowout technique was invented in 1913 by Karl T. Kinley. Kinley's son Myron took over the business and later trained Red Adair and many others in the technique.
I think not
Seems not. I just logged into eBay.com with my old password. Also, the claim that eBay has notified users is false as well. I've not received any email from them, nor any message on the eBay internal messaging system.
Brigitte Grouwels needs to understand that to Americans, being called a "cowboy" is a complement. To Americans, being called "European" is an insult.
Re: Steps in the right direction
Eh? The article did not say that PFS was becoming the standard. It simply said that Diffie-Hellman key exchange (DHE) and Elliptic Curve Diffie-Hellman key exchange (ECDHE) will be the two supported because they *support* Perfect Forward Secrecy (PFS). But DHE & ECDHE are not synonymous with PFS. DHE & ECDHE are simply schemes by which two entities with no prior knowledge of each other can generate a shared mutual key over an insecure channel. You can use DHE & ECDHE without PFS. So the real question is whether TLS 1.3 will *require* PFS, or at least have it turned on by default.
"In America CEOs still get pensions. The regular workers don't."
Sorry bucko, but that so far off, it can't even be elevated to the status of "wrong". And don't try to conflate a golden parachute with a pension.
Pension? At Apple? Are you joking?
Have you ever even been to America?
Re: Umm, not so sure.
Had Steve Jobs not been ousted from Apple, Apple would today be in the same place NeXT is - gone. I know a lot of people who spent 30+ year-long careers at Apple, starting in the early 80's. I also know people who were at NeXT. Jobs made mistake after mistake at NeXT, and those mistakes were fatal. While Apple ended up buying NeXT, that was really part of Job's return to Apple while NeXT was circling the drain. Had Jobs not been booted from Apple and founded NeXT, all of the lessons learned at NeXT, at NeXT's expense, would have been on Apple's dime (if they were learned at all), and Apple would have gone down the drain. I have no doubt that Apple would not be the company it is today had Job's not been booted and really broken his teeth on NeXT.
Re: Not so unlikely after all
It took 2.5M hits in the servers. I hope Cloudflare servers not noticing what is basically a DOS attack like that isn't indicative of Cloudflare's product effectiveness.
The Bloomberg report is probably NSA disinformation.
Some obvious points:
1. Running old versions of Windows or DOS within Virtual Box is pretty standard. My place of business has been doing it with Win 98 & Win 95 for years, due to legacy issues with needing to access old documents in discontinued file formats where the old applications will only run on Win 98 or earlier.
2. There's no need to run Virtual Box on a Linux machine, unless you like Linux. Running Virtual Box (and running your discontinued Windows versions on it) works just fine in Win 7 & 8, or even on a Mac.
3. If you are really paranoid, there are ways to allow the Virtual Box VM to access some things on the corporate network but not access the Internet.
4. Always keep an up-to-date backup of the VM's, in case they get hosed.
Re: Up the creek without paddle...
Agreed. There's a reason that French owned firms are building up their faculties outside of France.
This article conatins a major flaw
This article glosses over the issue that the buffer overflow returns RANDOM DATA, not specifically keys or passwords. An actual attack would require, generally, a whole lot of queries each returning 64K of RANDOM DATA. Such an ACTIVE attack might be noticed, for starters, and is not assured of ever returning useful data. Having said that, I certainly don't want to downplay this vulnerability. But even this article is, as it's first sentence shows, overly alarmist rather than rational.
Even if one agrees with the statement that "... Edward Snowden is "under the thumb" of the Russians and that his revelations about NSA spying tactics are assisting authoritarian government, including the government of Syria...", it is irrelevant.
Just because a revelation of lawbreaking by the NSA may help "the bad guys" does not mean that letting the lawbreaking continue is not creating worse damage to the people the NSA are supposed to be working for.
Irony - Linus Torvalds calling someone else a prima donna.
"All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others" is a two edge sword.
Mr. Worstall didn't read the book.
But I did.
@ A Non e-mouse
"It might not allow one country to control affairs outside its own borders, but surely it gives the country the right to decide who it sells to and at what price*?"
If I were your employer, I'd show you the door for a comment like that, because it says you don't understand, and are not likely to honor, any of that paper you signed as a condition of your employment, such as NDA's,
When a country joins the WTO, they give up a whole bunch of "rights", such as the one you describe, and they gain the reduction of tariffs into a whole bunch of other WTO member markets. And as the WTO ruling says, once you mine a material and remove it from the ground, it enters the WTO ruled international marketplace. That WTO ruled international marketplace basically says that if someone has the cash at the going price, you have to sell to them. You can't give preferential (or discriminatory) treatment or pricing based on things like whether they are a domestic customer vs WTO member customer. It really is that simple.
Jobs was a genius
At figuring out how to get Kool-Aid drinkers to overpay for hardware, software & services. It should not be a surprise that he'd not look kindly on TV. As he said, the hardware does not turn over, and the services had been crowded for years by the likes of Tivo, Roku, etc.
More to the point
It won't distract folks from United's horrible service and outrageous baggage fees.
Kind of like a cannibal rallying against slaughterhouses as cruel.
Re: Come on IBM..
The fact that what Twitter does is considered to have ANYTHING to do with intellectual property just underscores how broken the US Patent system is.
Whether a settlement is taxable depends on the details. Which is why if you are ever suing (in the US) for a significant amount of money, it's a good idea to talk to a tax attorney before settling or before the court awards you anything. Even if the settlement or award is taxable, there can sometimes be ways to structure it to lower the taxes. For example, if the award or settlement covers your legal fees, often that can be structured so that you do not have to pay taxes on the money going to your legal team. But it has to be structured properly BEFORE the award or settlement is made. You can't play around with the paperwork after the check(s) is cut.
Re: Not sure what to think
"I wonder if her father made it clear that they couldn't tell others about the settlement?"
Typical "computer geek who knows zero about the law" statement.
The father violated the agreement the second he told his family. The daughter's post on Facebook simply provided irrefutable proof of his violation. The settlement's confidentiality requirement is no different than your employer's confidentiality requirement or a defense department confidentiality requirement. Disclosing to your family, even your spouse, is a violation.
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