Still a credit to the engineering team
that it's doing so well, so much longer than was ever planned or even hoped for.
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that it's doing so well, so much longer than was ever planned or even hoped for.
that these maneuvers came at the cost of a significant amount of maneuvering fuel? What is the expected impact on its service life compared to one that was in the right orbit from the start?
where the "trick-cyclists" term came from? I presume I missed an in-joke somewhere. Or it's rhyming slang for something I can't work out either.
Had to? I would have thought that on a Mac it was optional, whereas on Windows it wasn't.
"Which is somewhat ambiguous, but it essentially means everyone will get Internet Explorer, except those who install Windows 10 and even then, they can ask for it back."
Please can this mean we don't HAVE to have Spartan either? I really don't want any pointless software on my lean gaming rig, and if they're finally separating a browser I never used from the supposed core of the OS, I'd really prefer it if they didn't ram another one in the hole.
They'll keep pushing the boundaries of what people will tolerate until one day they take one step too far and someone, somewhere will snap, and there will be an avalanche of dissent turning into riots and full-on revolution.
And there will still be politicians sitting there saying "What are you DOING, we're just trying to keep you SAFE!", not realising that they're the problem, not the solution.
As they say, ignorance is bliss. Why would you let anyone tell you what the problems are when you can stick your fingers in your ears and remain in a state of perpetual euphoria?
Of course, Paris is the obvious choice.
Don't waste time and effort trying to future-proof something against a future you cannot accurately predict (nor will be the one paying for). Just slap something together with second-hand parts and n-2 technology, and replace the whole kit every 5-10 years.
The shitstorm has already commenced. The "If you've got nothing to hide you've got nothing to fear" crowd against the "Privacy is a basic human right" crowd.
But since NZ is a member of the 5 peepers, I'm sure whatever the US Govt decides is reasonable for us, we'll rush to implement.
"As always, our success is built on trust."
Welp, time to find some new foundations for that success. Might I suggest "Close ties with Western governments" as being a natural successor?
I figure they'd have dropped it by now. Unless they're really committed to the "you're not buying a phone, you're only borrowing it, we still own it." stance.
that offers a password or key recovery service is not encrypted to such an extend that the NSA can't get into it. Only if it's client-side encryption with user-held cert is it secure-ish.
and the next thing you know some internet quack is poking around your history?
screwing with the UI? I'm utterly over "fixing" things with every update, or waiting days or weeks for addon writers to tweak things back to how I like them. I'd rather run an outdated copy than go through that frustration all the time.
"The company had one of the most valuable brands in the computer business and wants that back."
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone?
"It should be legal to do it, because we're gonna do it anyway, but that way you can't complain."
I have one of these drives but never ran performance tests after the initial ones just after the install. I'll need to re-run them to see how bad it is. In hindsight, things do seem somewhat slower but I'd always blamed that on the inevitable aging and bloat of the Windows install and apps rather than the drive itself.
5 hours and change for a playthrough? Doesn't seem like value for money to me.
But am I the only person who thinks the NSA's vocal opposition to encryption is all for show, and they've already compromised the back ends of almost anything worth looking at?
If the NSA bleat about encryption, then people will assume that means they can't see the comms, and will feel secure planning their next terrorist attack via the usual channels. If they suspect the NSA already has access they may commission custom comms which would be more problematic to spy on.
Shumay or Shumway?
They've also admitted that they'd be compelled to hand over all data (not just metadata) in the case of a valid warrant being served. So, backward-accessible wiretapping now available in all homes, free with purchase of a corrupt judge.
Watch TV without being watched. Free rabbit ears aerial.
Starting bid, $1000. Shipping, probably as much again.
It refers to "the above terms and conditions" but there aren't any there. There's a two-line disclaimer, but in these days of phonebook-sized tomes of legalese, I hesitate to assume that's all of it.
Still, unlike the chocolate one, this one doesn't say you'll farm out my details, so I've entered. Thanks!
I suspect shipping to NZ would cost more than the loot itself though.
will no doubt resurface as another company with a slightly altered name, and be able to submit similar crapware to the Play store with no problems. I'm no Apple fan, but at least their walled garden has fewer slugs crawling around in it.
I'm not taking a jab at the Vulture staff, just the Kickstarter one.
Thanks for making it clear that I can freely ignore those in the future.
Literally one percent of the US military budget (approx $6Bn) could keep NASA expanding the boundaries of human knowledge, but noooo. Killing people is far more important.
seems to be the norm these days. Why bother anticipating edge cases when you can just waffle something together so that it's easier to misuse later?
Off-white Mesa? Or maybe Rounded Mesa?
really just means that Marriott & co didn't offer enough money to the right lobbyists.
They need this to maintain compliance with the NSA backdoor policy they're subject to after a secret court handed down a judgement that they're not allowed to mention.
I won't bother with AC, they know who I am by now...
it reads like something written by someone in a Sunday-evening alcoholic stupor. "no example of the project slowing down"? "14nd"?
has to be advertising. So no, I don't think I'll be getting too excited about this until the time you can get an AdBlock plugin for it. Otherwise every square meter of my house is going to be wallpapered with ads. Tailored to my location and browsing history too no doubt. Spend a bit longer than average on the shitter, and you'll get bombarded with ads for all-bran and hemorrhoid creams. Sitting in traffic? We'll turn every white van in your sight range into billboards for mass transit.
Age has made me cynical, but this cynicism has served me well recently, I won't make much of an attempt to suppress it just yet.
When I see terms like "Tightly integrated" in regards to a feature I don't want, it just makes me shudder. That thing's gonna pop up every time I try to search for anything anywhere, isn't it?
Definitely going to be adding some Microsoft addresses to the firewall as well. I don't need every word I say anywhere near my PC to be in an NSA-queryable database.
Why the US government decided not to profit from its property is uncertain, although it's not hard to hazard a guess.
If I'm feeling charitable I'd guess that they decided that publically auctioning off a porn domain would look bad, but I'm just as likely to assume they forgot.
should be that their users are not updating due to unwanted UI changes.
Sounds very similar to what's afflicting Microsoft.
I don't know if anyone really cares who wrote it. Your posting history or reputation doesn't ameliorate saying something spectacularly smart or dumb.
You have the right to be offended by things other people say or do. But merely being offended doesn't make you right, or them wrong.
That is my very clear view and if I am prime minister after the next election I will make sure we legislate accordingly.
You heard the man. Do NOT re-elect him. We need to send a signal to western leaders that we're not willing to trade privacy for some illusion of security.
but to me it's just another wire to cut in whatever car I end up getting.
Oh, orally, that's where I was going wrong...
Not necessarily. Publishing some valuable information that can be confirmed as legit is a good way of showing you're not bluffing. It's the equivalent of sending a severed digit from a hostage.
But this confirms that they're entirely worthless.
"including the so-called celebgate, where nude photos of actresses and models hosted on Apple’s iCloud service were leaked"
Yeah no that wasn't "celebgate" but nice try at revising history to be a bit less crass. It'll always be called "The fappening".
Corporations are only people when it comes to rights, not responsibilities.
Because the fact that it was unencrypted was the problem, not that you're spying. Right?
Can't blame Yahoo, it has to be about market share. I'm sure now that iDevices are covered, they can dedicate some resource to the runt of the litter.
Once you start interpreting things as pessimistically as you can, you're probably close to what it actually means.
...it claimed to only retain data for a limited period of time.
Unless they've managed to guarantee their own existance for the rest of time, then any data they collect will only be retained for a "limited period of time".
Limited by the heat death of the universe.
If you'll read the full article on that, it appears Microsoft had wanted to target specific comments on the videos in question, supposedly ones spreading compromised keys, or download locations for hacks etc.
So it was most likely a poorly formatted request, or poorly interpreted by Google. And since no human being has any QA input into these processes these days, computer says "boop" and nixed all the content.