5s, sorry typo.
Also should have been its. I blame autocarrot for that one.
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5s, sorry typo.
Also should have been its. I blame autocarrot for that one.
> The original Nexus 5 was the first handset to carry Android 4.4 (KitKat) back in November 2013 and is getting very long in the tooth by modern standards
In what way is it long in the tooth? It still has a 1080p screen. Still has 32Gb storage. Quad core, 4G, Bluetooth, 5Ghz WiFi, NFC, Qi charging, GPS, barometer. It also has marshmallow. About the only thing "average" thing by today's smart phones would be the camera (8MP and no stabilisation), lack of waterproofing and fingerprint.
It's contemporaries are iPhone 4s for perspective.
> The snag with this is that people generally seem to need vehicles at more or less the same time to get to & from work
Two options for handling this.
1. Some sort of Uber style auction model. You want a car at that time or wait 30 minutes and save 5 quid. Moves discretionary journeys out of the peak times (which in itself is a good thing).
2. Ride sharing. Are you the only one travelling that particular route? Does someone three streets away work in the next building. Surge pricing (point 1) is less of a problem when the bill is split 2, 3 or 4 ways.
Also note that once your car drops you it will go straight to the next job, meaning no parking hassles or fees. That job will likely be close in distance to your drop off point so it means another otherwise empty car that would have had to fight traffic into the city can be avoided.
It may be many years before we stop thinking car ownership is quaint, but the "second car for work" use case starts to become difficult to justify.
> have little in the way of defenses compared to any other warship.
Except those planes it carries I guess. I imagine the bigger reason for the escort would be because there are a lot of eggs in that basket, so a hit would be strategically much more significant than losing a sub or a destroyer.
I'm on Apple's side here. I mean, if anyone would recognise a patent troll ...
I will believe that when I see a director go to jail over cheating an emissions test. No, it will be the fault of some low level engineer and we had no idea and thank you for my golden handshake.
Let's be clear here. Company decision makers are swayed by stock movements not some bad event that their decisions today might cause in 5 years time. There will always be the pressure of penny pinching. There will always be some bug in the RTOS they build on, or some incidental scratched lens on a camera that confuses the software. I believe they will accept financial liability because the bean counters have figured that it is still a profitable venture. On a criminal level, they will deny it up hill and down dale.
Actually they make much of their money by investing the premiums you have to pay up front. They don't care whether it is a human or computer driver. The premium and excess will take care of any difference. They would be more worried about driverless fleets running Uber-esq services because it effectively becomes a monopsony.
> someone in the forum pops up with "who's going to pay for it if/when they crash"
A slightly different take...
Who is going to jail if something goes wrong?
It's one thing to pony up for an insurance payout for property damage. A bunch of actuaries will do some impressive work in Excel and tell Volvo to set aside a few hundred quid for each car sold.
Maybe a case of last mover advantage.
Can you prove who actually threw the stone? Nation states would have multiple levels of indirection between their command and control and their targets. It is very easy to fake an attack coming from China if you pwn a bunch of Chinese computers via zero day attacks. A "rogue" state could even fake an attack on themselves to justify a "proportional" response. Of course I am definitely not thinking about any western power as rogue...
> Google doesn't even allow the ad blocking apps in the Play Store at all
You can download Firefox and install ublock origin, ghostery, etc via add ons.
> etch a sketch/magna doodle/etc
Spare a thought for us lefties. The string the pen is connected to is always too short for holding the pen at a comfortable angle, so they usually get something that resembles a three year olds first attempt to write their name.
Not necessarily either of those. Could be both.
There are Lies coming even from their board.
> Any hacker capable of sinking a tinnie of Fosters will be trying to crack it as you read
I think some Aussies will have a crack at it as well.
This is outrageous! How can that not have been the law from the get go? Surely police powers are defined by a whitelist of the sets of occasions where their powers trump citizen rights. Not a blacklist of when they can't do whatever they feel like. Crazy!
Just call it what it is;
VW Diesel Global Automotive Tailpipe Emissions
You should have posted as AC
Oh don't be like that guys. Come on, a few exercises to help clear your mind. Everybody, stand up. Great! Now bend at your waist and touch your toes. Wonderful. You are now in the Hello TPP position. Feel better now?
At least it doesn't support rc4 ciphers.
Finally, we have an answer to whether falling trees make a sound with no one present.
I think you will find them quite handsomely cheaper than Telstra already. It's the service quality they have to get right, and to be fair they have done much better in the last 6 months from my unscientific survey sample of me.
They just need to do the little things right consistently and their lost customers will churn back with competitive pricing and coverage.
We could but it's kind of like shooting fish in a barrel.
But can they do it without the commensurate loss of power or without exceeding the limit of NOx they are in trouble for in the first place.
That is the multi million, er, billion dollar question. It is one seriously good hack if they can.
For others, environmental considerations would have been a large part of the appeal of a diesel. It is a direct affront to those who thought they were doing the right thing.
It's not a scam to insist the product matches the box. Your legal redress is going to depend on your local laws but in Australia for example, a major problem is defined as:
"1. It has a problem that would have stopped someone from buying it if they’d known about it
2. it is unsafe
3. it is significantly different from the sample or description
it doesn’t do what the business said it would, or what you asked for and can’t easily be fixed."
That seems to me to be a big violation of both 1 and 3. Not only would you be entitled to a refund but also reasonable taxi fares for the travel the process necessitates. It may well be cheaper for them to mothball the effected models if they can't come up with some technical solution. A software patch that noticeably drops power opens them up to the refund clauses. Will be quite an interesting ride to say the least.
Edit: before someone mentions the warranty period, from the same consumer rights...
"Your rights under the consumer guarantees do not have a specific expiry date and can apply even after any warranties you’ve got from a business have expired."
No, if it was agile, committing the code would have broken the test case and the build would therefore fail.
Oh sorry, my mistake. You were referring to the "we do whatever we feel like but refer to ourselves as agile". Carry on.
I don't think the how is the difficult part. Anyone with the technical nous to install an App from Google Play can install the preconfigured client for whatever VPN provider they settle on. Anyone with the technical nous to double click a setup.exe can do the same on Windows.
The difficult part is helping people understand just how easy they are to track online. How their IP address itself can be geolocated
I don't believe for a minute that an ISP would take adequate steps protect my privacy. I wouldn't even trust a security agency to be capable of protecting something so important.
In terms of speed, it really isn't that bad from my experience. Without VPN I get 4.05Mbps. With VPN I get 3.9. Ping goes from 22 to 23ms. I don't have netflix, but iview, SBS, and Youtube can stream HD without missing a beat.
If I was to suggest everyone had to remove their curtains, ensure their front fences didn't exceed waist height, ensure that letters were all written on the back of post cards, that any show you watched was noted down, that you spoke with was noted down, you would rightly label it creepy. You can't just put "because pedoterrorists" at the end of the sentence to make it a sane idea.
I suspect your last few paragraphs are bang on.
Millions of dollars wasted when you consider it can be overcome with a $6 a month VPN subscription.
For the slightly less mathematical brains amongst us, how does this compare to 7z (I mean the compression algorithms it internally uses)
> But then again I usually take (at least) two attempts to get a USB plug in on my laptop or phone as well
You're doing it wrong if it takes *more* than 2 attempts.
> Because having lead acid batteries by the billion headed to waste facilities in the next 10-20 years is going to be SO much better for the environment
3 years. That is what you will probably get from a lead acid battery before you need to swap it out. In the next 15 years, you will probably go through 5 batteries anyway, so not the lead acid Armageddon.
/sits back and waits for inevitable anecdote about aunt Dorris' 1982 carolla still running on the factory installed battery.
Yeah, I don't think I could bring myself to care about whether it still worked. Sometimes, you just buy a new one.
A problem easily avoided by including a 12 month subscription in the purchase price. That way you don't disappoint those customers who buy days before a new release and you find it easier to convert leads to sales before an imminent release (which would otherwise kill cashflow as people hold out for the next release) because you remove that risk.
Reverting them to 12 months previous just makes you seem greedy. I also don't get it. We use teamcity, resharper and dotcover extensively. I can't imagine a situation where we decided to stop paying maintenance on them. Many other subscriptions would be dropped off before we could afford to lose support for those tools.
Surely it would be simpler to allow users to keep the version from the final day of their subscription?
Reading your comment on an android phone running Firefox and ublock origin and ghostery. Actually hadn't realised that blocking ads was a new thing™ but there you go. When even world renowned security experts end up being xssd by their ad networks it is arguably more than just annoying and slow but also a security attack surface.
"Apple did not reply to a request for comment"
You would have to be a bit of a tit to like the latest IoT invention.
But don't worry....
All those super secret investor state dispute settlement clauses in the TPP are just fine.
I have some photos of Barbara Streisand's house they may be interested in...
How ridiculous. We aren't talking about data held in some failed state, nor some international drugs supporting pariah state. Ianal and all that, but I am pretty sure that faxing over some appropriately signed paperwork to their peers in Ireland will see a warrant issued and data collected.
The only beneficiaries of the swings and roundabouts process they are currently following is Microsoft, who for relatively little money get written up across the world as privacy warriors standing up against the man whilst simultaneously slurping all that win 10 keystrokes. But hey, even a stopped clock is right twice a day. go Microsoft.
What happened to 90 days?
> exceptional access systems are *themselves* security flaws
FTFY (yes I know it is a quote)
There is no such thing as mathematics that only works when the good guys are doing it. There is also the little thing about whether the good guys are truly as benevolent as they wish to believe.
> all data must be deleted as soon as that device is located, and no less than once daily
Hourly is less than daily. Therefore we must hold information for at least 24 hours to be compliant. To be sure, we better hang onto it indefinitely.
/or so it will be argued away....
I will do my part to make the telco's job easier.. Here are my logs for yesterday
2015-09-02 00:00. 23:59 UDP. 3GB. 1GB au-syd.privateinternetaccess.com. Adam1
I'll send an update tomorrow.
I don't understand. Why do you sleep(1000) ?
> $3000+ freezes out
Ah, you have used it.
Meanwhile, with the shoe firmly on the other foot...
I didn't mean to front that protection racket your honour. I never opened the attachments to notice the connection. You can bet your bottom dollar that arguments are being rephrased to the same excuses here.