"allowing the chip to be more tolerant of reduced computational precision"
So it's 8 or 12 bit?
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So it's 8 or 12 bit?
I can't imagine anyone buying a printer that would do this. The nuances of copyright are extremely complex.
Is FIPS certification of a Russian OS anything like WADA certification of Russian athletes?
They are just mad that their plan to buy the election failed.
Different Albert Einstein. And he was quoting Winston Churchill.
Agreed. Mucking with the UI like Mozilla has so much with Firefox just says that the active code writers are not good enough to deal with important issues, like fixing bugs or patching vulnerabilities.
Gold is only about $20k per pound. Silver about $260 per pound. The other metals much less.* Plastics even less. They clearly don't break even, much less make money on their recycling program.
* In the US, Apples 22M pounds of scrap steel would fetch about $1M.
An operative probably just flung infected USB drives over the Nantanz fence.
The MBA types to use profits to raise folks minimum wage? Their own bonuses would go down. Can't have that!
This is the second run of this experiment. There is no reason to believe this run will turn out any different than the first. When Jobs left in '85, and Apple was run by MBA types, it ended up on the verge of bankruptcy selling mediocre junk. Obviously, Jobs turned the company around after his return in '97. Apple is well down the same road again.
Microsoft probably developed the Chinese Government compliant version first, then realized they could co-opt all the baked in spyware for their own uses outside of China.
Is that the Feds can give them (and almost certainly has already) one of the 10, 000+ secret NSL's they hand out every year and go through everything of their target that Slack has acess to. And slack can't inform the target.
TP-Link's "interpretation" of the FCC rules is complete BS. They have some other agenda.
“It’s also worrying that Bangladesh’s central bank is passing blame when, as a financial institution holding vast amounts of funds, it needs to take responsibility for its own security posture.”
Seriously? Does anyone really expect any country as thoroughly corrupt as Bangladesh to take responsibility for its involvement in anything with bad results? Get real.
No one has. Certainly no one outside of the UK.
Yes, just as free speech is an ethical problem. You know, bad people might say bad things, so free speech must be stamped out. Its for your own good, and who better to trust than Law Enforcement? <\sarcasm>
You can put as much lipstick on the "right to be forgotten" pig as you want, but that does not change the fact that it is merely an Orwellian attempt to rewrite history.
Useless as tits on a bull.
We'll keep using it until some other shiny object catches the pointy hair boss' attention as the "next big thing".
As Rob Joyce, head of the National Security Agency (NSA) Tailored Access Operations (TAO) hacking team said in Janaury at the Usenix’s Enigma conference, once you use a cloud company you are handing your data over to them and so relying on their security.
In the US, National Security Letters (NSL), in which the authorities can secretly subpoena records & which over 10,000 per year are issued, are used for all sorts of investigations not related the National Security.
For example, the American Bar Association Journal & Washington Post have had a number of stories about the NSA supplying the Drug Enforcement Agency with info, and the DEA then creates fake back stories (lying to the courts) to cover up that the NSA was the source.
There's no reason to think that this illegal behavior is limited to the DEA.
Assuming you were not smart enough to have never put it in the cloud in the first place, taking your data back from "the cloud" to your local control makes a lot of sense. .
I'm usually a fan of Orlowski, but with this article he really blew it.
Jared Diamond a "pop science writer"?
No, I took classes from Prof. Jared Diamond while at UCLA in the 70's. Prof. Diamond has been a professor of physiology at UCLA Medical School as well as a leading ornithologist & ecologist, and a professor of geography at UCLA. He is still a Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the UCLA School of Public Health & Professor of Geography at UCLA. He is also still a Research
Associate in Ornithology at the American Museum of Natural History and a Research Associate in Ornithology and Mammalogy at the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History,
He's one of the top cultural anthropology & ecology people in the world today.
You clearly have not read any of Diamonds papers or books.
Sorry, Orlowski, but this is one big FAIL on your part.
Like an OS with the spyware baked directly in.
A Russian & Chinese wet dream.
One would assume Apple did their encryption correctly, in which case the entire "system disk" is encrypted including the OS. Which means it's the unencrypted boot loader that does the "erase after x failed tries", and Apple is being asked to modify that so the Feds can brute force attack with impunity.
So the questions is, did Apple design their phone with security in mind so the boot loader is in a read only PROM? Or were they stupid and put it in rewritable storage so that it is possible to replace it with a boot loader that won't "erase after x failed tries"?
Apparently the Shakespeare monkey typewriter experiment produces code!
Janet Napolitano is the first President of the University of California to not be an academic. All past Presidents of the UC have been professors. Napolitano is just a political lap dog. What you are seeing is the destruction of one of the worlds best academic institutions.
How soon they forget...
"How The London Whale Debacle Is Partly The Result Of An Error Using Excel"
"Over at The Baseline Scenario, law professor James Kwak, says that what has been generally under-reported about the London Whale debacle is how badly Excel failed as a financial modeling program."
No one here in the States has ever heard of him.
Not government. Cops.
In the US, Law Enforcement Agencies actively go out of their way to NOT hire the best and brightest. Their philosophy, tested by Court Rulings, is that smart people get bored with police & security work, and don't stay around. So why hire them? (See for example, http://abcnews.go.com/US/court-oks-barring-high-iqs-cops/story?id=95836 )
Really, nothing to see here. Typical Homeland Security. Move along.
The Army Air Core server has been down for quite a while as they can't find replacement vacuum tubes.
And indict Intellectual Ventures now? It's the poster child for non-productive patent-holding companies whose portfolio is full of dubious patents whose sole purpose is to use the patent troll extortion model (PTEM).
Is that if you are going to put your data on a cloud, then you'd better only do so after it's been locally encrypted. And all access should use local encryption/decryption, so that when the inevitable compromise of the cloud provider occurs, all anyone can steal from the cloud provider is encrypted data.
People are figuring out that Twitter is for Twits.
Education of women is well established as being a huge factor in lifting people out of poverty, but it has nothing to do with Facebook nor the Internet.
If you want to help impoverished women gain an education and a means to earn an income, donate to Rubia.
That long before poor people need internet access, they need food, shelter, healthcare and a way to make a living to sustain those.
Not requiring encryption back doors does not mean there won't be any as there's no penalty for having them "just in case".
If the French are really serious, they would outlaw encryption back doors not disclosed to the end user.
This same issue will occur on a massive scale when self driving cars become common. When situations arise where the legally required driver has to take over, they won't have the skills nor the awareness to do so.
It's United States Patent 4625468, "Temporary/portable nuclear fallout shelter".
I can believe that patent trolling is a mostly American pass time.
My favorite in this regard is a patent application (Application 20080270152) by a Halliburton Patent Attorney to patent the business model of patent trolling.
The guy must have a wicked sense of humor.
Facebook is for the narcissists of today.
Maybe there's a business opportunity, call it something like Dustbin, for the narcissists of forever.
For some fee, you'll store people's digital crap indefinitely. The fee needs to be large enough to allow some of it to be invested to help support the site, although you'd sell ads too.
You can come up with a set if rules about how quickly the person's stuff becomes view able by the public upon the narcissist's death. They should be encouraged to annotate their crap, so that 200 years from now, someone who comes across their stuff knows, for example, exactly why they thought that cat video they made would be so timeless.
There's no telling what stuff of today we don't think much of might be of interest to people hundreds of years from now. Image if 200 years ago the technology to film duels or hangings had been around - people today would definitely be watching that stuff.
The data layer is some type of amorphous or glassy carbon (according to the patents). For a drive to be able to write an M-DISC, it needs a more powerful laser than a conventional Blu-ray drive. The patent (US7613869) indicates that the writing is actually done by ablating material from the disk. The drive needs to also detect that the blank disk is an M-DISC and not a conventional disk. Once written, M-DISCS can be read in a conventional optical drive.
I use M-DISC 25GB Blu-ray disks for photo archiving. (The photos are also NAS & cloud backed up.) You can buy an LG M-DISC Blu-ray Burner (WH16NS40) for about $60, which is so cheap it's a no brainer if you are replacing or upgrading a optical drive to also handle blu-ray. You can buy a 5-pack of 100GB Blu-ray M-DISCS, which this drive can handle, on Amazon for about $65. If you want to stick with 25GB M-DISC's, a 25-disk spindle is $57 on Amazon.
So it's a cheap solution. How long they really will last is an open question, but they should outlast other optical media and definitely will outlast any flash storage.
A government saying it won't require back doors is meaningless unless that government also outlaws the presence of back doors that are not disclosed to the end user.
Of course it has nothing to do with Facebook's commercial interests. Just like China's Great Firewall is for the protection of the Chinese people.
That KRBTGT Account Password Reset Script article is almost a year old, and seems to state what this Register article states. So what is actually new here?
With the flip of a switch at the whim of some MBA-type, all your stuff can go "poof".
Which means that once there's a motive to fool it, it probably won't be that hard to do so.
If I were a betting man, I'd bet that if organized crime is involved (hence $), it will be fooled pretty quickly.
The problems with the US h-1 visa program are well known. The system is gamed by the likes of Tata, Infosys and Wipro by flooding the application pool with tens of thousands of applications in less than 24 hours after the opening date. That blocks out legitimate businesses from getting the visas and they all go to these outsourcing companies. The company I work for has had huge problems hiring people we already know & want to work for us because these outsourcing companies grab all of the visas, and we are forced to hired them & let them bring in their 5th rate imported people simply because they have the visas. Our costs go up, but their "workers" don't see any of that - the outsourcing company pockets most of it.
The New York Times just did an article on this.
They need to issue an international warrant for Zuckerber's arrest, and throw his ass in jail.
The companies will be able to outsource all the security work to India now, and no one will be the wiser. Profits will be up!
Given that China has not abated its hacking of US companies one bit since signing its no-hack agreement with the US, clearly these agreements are worthless.
But then what does anyone expect when entities sign pacts agreeing to not do something they always claimed they never did in the first place.