403 posts • joined 7 May 2012
> just three atoms tall, technically making them 2D rather than 3D objects
No. It makes them very short 3D objects unless they are either no atoms wide or no atoms deep.
I, for one, welcome our unmanned flying chemical blasting overlords.
Re: Balancing Imbalance
Keep your perspective. Some of the sheep are quite placid.
Re: Other sites race to be first with dry headlines
Plus, el reg provides forums where other bitcoin exchange operators can check whether they are doing it right. All part of the service here.
Re: 1000,000 of their own
Ten hundred thousand.
>accusing it of "intentional and systematic misuse and misappropriation of its users' property."
Surely intention is nearly impossible to prove in this case. Hopeless incompetency for sure. Negligence. Failing a duty of care. Failing to report such events to authorities (let's forget the question of which one for the moment). Lack of auditing. There would be all sorts of open and shut cases yet the plaintiff seems to be making it very hard on himself to score a victory.
That should not be necessary. Boeing has proven experience in the required battery powered self destruction mechanisms that underpin such technologies.
429 million BTC
That's over 9000!!
Cool. Bonus vote
Re: Like most crime you can't stop a *really* determined criminal.
>But you can make them think it's too much trouble and go after easier prey
As the joke/adage/saying goes in at least one variant.
Don't try to outrun the lion/bear/[any Australian animal except some of the sheep]. Try to outrun the guy behind you.
Truecrypt already does this.
>"If you think passing a law making data localization a requirement in the EU or Brazil [...] stops the NSA from getting into those databases, think again."
That is excellent. hosting in the EU or Brazil is not going to make the job of our beloved acronyms any different so they are offering no opinion about where we host. Got it!
Re: Telefonica’s strategy
> rather than as a flamboyant extension of our personality?
You misspelt penis.
Re: Test-Driven Development
But Shirley you could use mocks to fake that response code? You wouldn't have to write the whole exploit, just a test that used a mock returning a valid certificate and an assertion on the error code or expected exception or however they flag it.
Re: This wasn't an SSL weakness as such
Copy paste should be picked up by CI or nightly builds.
>How many SSL weaknesses are there...?
How many implementations of SSL are there?
When you aren't paying for the 14000 Xeon cores nor the electricity to keep them powered, the economies are different...
Re: A word of advice to tablet makers
>Local storage, how very noughties
You maybe right in a few years, but right now 4G data plans just don't cut it for synching video.
Re: $30 billion eh?
^ do you do copyright math too?
Re: What good does bricking a stolen phone do?
Unless the bricked phone also somehow permanently damages its battery and screen the bricked phone will just be ripped apart and sold as parts.
I'm all for providing users with methods to brick their own devices but this bill doesn't seem to have really thought through the problem.
Re: My instant erase procedure
Re: Overly aggressive throttling?
> Network ain't gonna resize itself just when you pay.
Then perhaps it is best to not sell based on the maximum possible speed you might get in the middle of the night for 90 seconds and rather sell based on the range of speeds you can expect?
The problem these companies have (and I have no experience with Verizon but I doubt they are any better or worse than most) is that through the sales cycle they are quite happy for you to believe you will get 24Mb/s on your ADSL2 connection when they can't even saturate a link which is only running at 33% of that speed during peak times.
If you want to offer a 10Mb service, then you need to provision to deliver 10Mb. If you only provision for 4Mb on account that historical trends show that you can get away with it, then you better be good at JIT provisioning.
Re: Confirms my experience with Comcast choking Netflix (I never get >1Mb/sec any more).
But some data are more equal than others.
Re: He coded it in a couple of days.
It was finished in about 30 mins. The rest of the time was waiting for the android emulator to finish loading.
Re: I have a dream...
I have a dream that one day phone manufacturers will stop ruining perfectly good phones by not including sd card slots.
> QuickTime anyone?
I would rather real player
>"Linux shares much the same traits." -- You spelled Windows wrong.
You spelt spelt wrong. ;p
I agree. I am hoping that someone designs some sort of roll up screen that can be a 4-5 inch phone but extend into a small tablet by pulling one of the sides out
No! I won't have that! It was a PowerShell script
Nintendo may have missed a trick here. Consoles are effectively sold on the printer- ink / disposable razor business model. They lose money upfront and become profitable by taking a large licencing fee on each game and peripheral.
If Amazon play their cards right they could create a gaming ecosystem and using some sort of loss leader device and then get out of hardware side once a few other manufacturers are on board, or even do what Google do with nexus and keep the volumes low enough to not hurt profits and annoy partners but high enough to be able to set a benchmark.
Casual gaming has never been a bigger market but it is mostly now done with iPhones/pads and their android equivalents rather than Wii/ gameboy/ds or whatever they get named these days.
Re: V2V vs. on-board sensors
It's also possible to "hack" the brake lights so they don't come on when you slow down. You have to weigh up the probabilities against the consequences and decide whether the safety features made possible by short range v2v conversations which may be beneficial where something happens out of line of sight (like just beyond the crest of a hill or a blind corner)
Re: Privacy? Easy.
IMHO, the responses to my comment have been a reaction to the collection of data. That is a fair enough reaction to have, but I don't think it addresses the challenge I put out there.
The argument that an ID is unnecessary is wrong. I am not saying that a persistent ID is mandatory, nor that that ID needs to be linked in any way to your identity, but if your car one moment receives a message that an oncoming car has veered into your lane, loses that signal as you go down a hill and then you get another message saying an oncoming car is not in your lane, is it the same car? Being able to trace and then forget other cars for the "session" is important even if the ID number is randomly generated at each engine startup.
These "listening posts" as argued are no more invasive than a suggestion that the state could put out cameras with numberplate recognition software that works out the vehicles speed (either by radar or by listening to these "anonymous" messages and then taking a picture). Both need to be regulated to ensure a good balance between privacy and safety.
I am simply pointing out that from a privacy perspective, your car is already traceable with a camera and the CPU power of a Pi using off the shelf software. How do you think Google maps blurs the plates if it can't locate them with very simplistic pattern recognition?
Re: Privacy? Easy.
Or a 64 bit ID should be enough for a few million years of all cars switching IDs every second.
It is already mandated by law that all cars have number plates which can be used to track you. There are brake lights that show your intent to slow down. There are indicators on all non Audi cars that are legally mandated to indicate intended direction changes.
There is no premise of privacy with the sort of data needed by this system. As long as it goes peer to peer in a short range rather than over some cloud, what is the complaint?
Re: I wish ...
> They may be one of the few I can make work by swiping my penis on it, however
Seems like perfectly "fit for purpose". It does an excellent job of identifying dicks....
Differentiate by CPU, memory, screen specs, battery life, camera and flash, waterproofing, sound quality, storage, SD, removable battery, quality, warranty, wireless charging, NFC, bluetooth features, biometrics, build materials, distribution channels, or do something really different like dual boot to sailfish or tizen or something, physical size or form factor or colour. All if all else fails then sell yours for less.
The current state of things is akin to each car maker deciding to ignore the steering wheel and pedals and invent their own.
Re: Stock Android
And if any manufacturer is listening, just grab a nexus and add a micro SD and removable battery. Leave the android as stock. We really don't care if it is a bees dick thicker than the latest Jesusphone.
While you are at it, why not lay off some of the security tokens your apps seem to demand these days. Words with friends is just frightening in what it now asks for.
Could be useful
Once they miniaturise it, they could make it into a dipping stick that sets off an alarm if you're about to drink a Fosters.
Re: I ditched IE in 2000.
> Which browser wasn't ugly in 2000?
I don't remember, with all the < blink> around whoever stopped to consider such questions?
Re: Rare pragmatic response
There is nonetheless a big difference between it being unfeasible to spend 50% longer to get it to work on internet explorer for the benefit of 1% of users and suggesting that it would be cheaper to buy them all new PCs.
If the situation ever arose that NSA provided an order to place a backdoor, would you be obliged to report to a senate committee similar to this that no such backdoor exists?
Please Google let us selectively deny tokens that an app requests.
The app developer should have the ability to state whether a given token is mandatory or optional and a few lines to describe why they want it.
As for optional tokens, there are two ways this can be easily handled. The app developer could either receive a runtime exception when they make a call to a method where the token was denied or they could elect to receive fake data for things like contact lists, GPS coordinates or SMS messages. Then even lazy developers could mark most tokens optional without needing to make code changes.
Some nice suggestions although maybe a bit harsh on the poor frau. Perhaps the Vodka was necessary under Betäubungsmittelverschreibungsverordnung?
> German frau reports for liver transplant clutching bottle of vodka
I am sure that there would exist a word in German to describe exactly that situation.
Coffee is definitely improved with some water included.
On the downside
... the batteries tend to lose a fair chunk of charge during your morning coffee.
Sounds interesting. You really have to wonder why Nintendo haven't taken a trick from that book, combining the android gaming ecosystem with their own.
To be fair, it is no worse than their false positive rate for four months of Skype activity.
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