Just because they provide updates doesn't mean you should install them. Some of the older models that scrape onto the list of compatible devices work so slow you will soon need an upgrade.
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>The nature of a circle means that adding 1cm to a 2m turbine blade increases the catchable wind by almost half (4.52sq m compared to 3.14), while removing 1cm reduces the harvested wind by half a square metre
Not the circles I am picturing...
So firing up fiddler and, um "doing research for your story" eh?
Re: Some wierd assumptions
Plus the assumption that you run a data centre but would have to call a guy in to replace the drive?
Re: So is Firefox safe or what?
The problem isn't so much the browser (or they would just update it in Google play or advise you to use another browser). The problem is that the WebKit rendering engine is used by apps to integrate web content into a regular app. Most commonly, this is how the ad supported apps show those ads, but there are also things like phonegap which lets you wrap an html5 website and deploy it to the various app stores in what appears to the user to be a regular app on their platform.
We are in a state where a dodgy advertisement on a free game is a relatively easy attack vector but Google won't fix it.
Not good enough Google!
(Posted from my Nexus 5 running lollipop)
Re: Wait 90 days and publish the exploit?
Came in here to find this comment. Was not disappointed.
Re: Wouldn't this problem take care of itself?
You have to keep an eye on the drop bear with a selfie stick. That never ends well.
>That said, 8EiB is about a couple orders of magnitude or so higher than even today's high-end RAM usage.
And the fart of a flea is also a couple of orders of magnitude quieter than a jumbo jet at take off.
The 64 bit address space is really big .
The Titan supercomputer at oak ridge is the current largest by RAM. If you decided that you needed you needed a million times more RAM to play the latest version of Crysis, you are still an order of magnitude from running out.
>Because 64 bit software support is only going to last so long.
May I make a bold prediction;
16EiB ought to be enough for anybody.
Re: Apple Worried, more like happy!
Not all android is Java.
Re: People still buy travel insurance?
Mostly to get you first world (or as close as available nearby) hospital cover if you fall ill or get injured abroad. Some injuries have long recovery times and prevent you travelling home on your cattle class tickets.
Shirley they could have used more understandable units of measure. I mean we all know that hair driers need a lot of energy  so saying that could mean anything.
Why not just state the number in terms of how it compares to the power used by a London bus to drive one beard second.
Re: Lacking history
I just learnt something today from a cat on the internet.
Re: Acronym fun
Seems a good candidate for Total Inability To Support Usual Performance...
Re: Microsoft FAIL
Re: Necessary sacrifices
I, for one, welcome our new <noun> <adverb> overlords.
Already happening I'm afraid. Some well known technical news sites based in the UK don't even use https in their comments section.
you miss one important differentiating feature
With a Mondeo, you need to find a marked car spot at B. With the others you can just use the dual purpose indicator stalk and stop your vehicle somewhere you find convenient.
I just hope they have the good sense to check the el reg forums before they waste any more money.
Re: So its more efficient in the use of fuel
Yes. Methane is a particularly potent greenhouse gas.
.... where his pennies were spent?
Re: How come...
If the alternative is FireWire then USB is definitely more secure (can't bypass OS and read all RAM directly)
Hey, I am not defending them, just pointing out the real world problem. I am sure the newer machines have some sort of counter measures (like how server class machines have alarms that record when the case is open, wouldn't be too hard to do the same when the service door was opened).
My guess is that the bean counters figured that the countermeasures would cost more to retrofit than they will lose to these sort of scams.
No, but the level of protection around the section housing the computer innards is nowhere near the safe/cash drawer.
Search on YouTube for Barnaby jack. He demonstrates a walkup attack.
It would be more convincing if their submission explicitly stated that they only sought permission to jam APs that purported to be associated with the hotel but that were not.
>Yep. I guess 'Woman Made To Prove Laptop Worked At Airport' wouldn't be as interesting a headline
Why does it matter if it works? What if it broke whist travelling? Let's say or wonderfully reliable SSD just gave up without warning and now you just see some text about missing boot devices? Are you supposed to their away your otherwise fine laptop? Are you supposed to fart around trying to sort out warranty claims whilst abroad?
Officialdom gone mad is the kindest way to put it. Time for hidden volumes when travelling to France I suppose...
Probably because you can reallocate that partition back if you were inclined to do so (just pray that you never need to reformat)
It is also because in one of those cases that is over 50% of the advertised space. A reasonable consumer expects a degree of space used by OS paraphernalia but not in that magnitude. They also expect that a 32GB device from manufacturer A holds roughly the same amount of their stuff as a 32GB device from manufacturer B.
Re: Consequences - just like the US
>calling them "unintended consequences" would imply staggering stupidity on the part of managements
I have no trouble accepting the premise of that statement
>I could quite easily imagine the two current smart phone market leaders doing a Nokia/RIM
Mind you at least one of these can always fall back to selling forklifts, washing machines, HIFIs, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, printers, cameras, air conditioners, bulldozers, CPU fans, hard drives, SSD, SD cards and a few dozen other lines. Even if they don't sell another phone ever again, they are not going to be like Nokia or RIM.
really is a good meme candidate
> Very naughty people use ...
Very naughty people use cars
Some mouse manufacturers have started cutting costs by omitting the ALT button off their mice. Now I need a keyboard to access the menu. If I have to reach for the keyboard then I might as well just hit the Ctrl + XYZ combo needed to do the same thing.
Re: I know it's a long article...
Apple Pay works using an NFC chip in the device with touch finger-print censor.
revenge cyber attack knocking the Hermit Kingdonm offline
Re: 10 page spread
Mobile version is all one page.
Re: Flaw in the WiFi specs?
Yes it is a design flaw in the spec. It has been changed so I doubt this technique will work in 10 years time. Just needs to be practical to drop support for the older protocol versions.
Another solution is for hotel booking sites to include WiFi charges in the headline rate unless the hotel forgoes deauthing shenanigans.
Alternate attack vectors?
A lot of focus here on pwning the server itself. Fair enough, but these machines are also fully trusted by other machines to set/reset their clocks. Could this not also make it possible to trick clients into accepting expired certs used to sign malware?
f) SONY - revenge against the internet.
Re: They spelt it wrong
Eye sea watt ewe did they're
this could make Skype interesting
They just need to enable multi hop translations. I want my conversations to sound like DVD player instruction English. Much more fun than the current can you still hear me; yes but I only see the top of your head conversations that are par for the course.
Currently on my regular train sharing a 6 person seat with one other person. Normally I just get to chose whether to stand upstairs it downstairs.
If this is what can be achieved in public transport then bring it on (uber that is, not the dickhead in martin pl)
Re: It was named after the explorer Juan Ponce de León
Or swap a few letters around and call it the USS Delorean.
I wonder how many lasers can be powered with 1.21 jigawatts.
Wouldn't monitor physical disconnect and reconnect events be traceable?
>Enlighten everyone on what the best form government is?
Getting the right dictator tends to be where it comes unstuck.
Re: Those 'constraints' on Android Studio's evolution imposed by JetBrains ...
If resharper is anything to go by then I completely support those sentiments.
No worries Canadia
Also some sad goodbyes. Pdfcreator used to be one of those must installs before they started bundling spyware in their installer.
Or fiddler if you are dealing with http.
Re: what's the need for this ?
There are some good reasons for electronic voting done right (most aren't).
* Detection of vote tampering
* removal of accidental donkey voting where someone changed their mind and started crossing things out rather than getting a new paper making their intention unclear
* immediate results where the numbers are close.
* sensible sized ballot paper. Our legislation limits the size and therefore with enough candidates you have real accessibility problems with readable font size.
* random order per vote so column 1 isn't hugely advantaged by donkey vote.
* Logistics in producing, transporting, storing, counting those papers.
These are not theoretical problems. In the recent election, Western Australia's senate race was very close. Last and second last at specific points were within automatic recount thresholds at numerous points and preference flows varies the overall winner. During the recount they could not find from memory about 1000 votes from one polling station. They did simulations of both possible flows and demonstrated that the result could change which in the end cost many millions of dollars in a state wide revote.
In answer to your other question. Poll booth attendance is compulsory. What you do our don't write on your ballot paper is up to you but it will be considered informal if you don't fill it out correctly (wink wink nudge nudge). Compulsory attendance is actually a good thing (hasn't always been my view). But it achieves some useful effects.
* providing a mandate to the parliament (note parliament != government).
* much harder for anyone to use stand over tactics to keep opposing populations away.
* moderates the nuts that exist at the frays of all ends of the spectrum. I know that a number of places where politics doesn't seem to be contesting ideas but rather trying to motivate half interested parties to bother to turn up. If everyone is already there, you need to focus on how your policies affect the whole constituency or you won't get a large sway.
The real amazing part is that for once the parliament seems to have thought through the problems that such a change opens up, where good intentions have unintended bad consequences. If only they now apply their newfound wisdom to the slippery slopes of days retention and media reporting of special operations,I, for one would be much happier.