601 posts • joined 7 May 2012
Re: It's time!
>hardball is what the big kids play, softball is for the girls - sorry, but I mean no disparagement to the more attractive half of the species, and I love playing both)
So hardball and girls?
Would a RCD have prevented this?
It is completely unacceptable that the code that decides who sits in the house of review is not public domain. I am making the same argument that we make when we deny the legitimacy of a secret court. It is not that a specific ruling is always going to be wrong. It is that you end up with a system that is open to abuse.
>360,000 lines of code to count votes?
You say that but this is the Australian senate we are talking about. You need that many lines of code just to cover bring in the ten billion people listed on it.
Re: power arbitration
I am sure when processor designers are short on ideas that the forums on el reg is one of the first stops.
To make up for not providing the service you paid for we will force you to compete for the bandwidth you have already paid for with others who wouldn't normally use data.
what's the difference
Between this and what you could do with remote apps in vanilla 2008r2?
Re: Electric car batteries don't "swap"
Just a standard connector and interface for a petrol/diesel pusher trailer for the rare cases where you need to do a big trip would be great. Pop up places where you can rent them. Typical daily charge would be done at home.
Re: A standard plug but
Damn straight. In fact, they would sue round corners.
Re: Actually, this may have a use.
>This is only the beginning. A cup that could set off an alarm if you drink something your allergic to?
>104 unique IP addresses accessed the file 123 times.
Incorrect. The web server served the file 123 times. They have no way of determining whether any of these downloaders passed on the document by email, USB stick, sneaker net, paste bin.
Why a down vote for a reasonable question?
Often you have A/C grids in different cities which are not synchronised. This makes interconnects complex and can allow failures in one grid to take down the connected grid.
Coupled with the "you can transport more power without building bigger pylons to hold thicker wires" (read: cheaper) and you lose less power along the trip (read: increased range) makes it a bit of a no brainer.
The following link is pretty good.
Re: Next Response from OZ Govt
Mandate adblock plus to all government computers and start mentioning the right to be forgotten.... You may just find that there is some tangible work that can be taxed after all.
Re: If I can't see it, it doesn't exist???
Notwithstanding the tangibility of said police officer and road, the tangibility or otherwise of the goods and services provided by Google have no bearing on whether they are taxable activities.
They really don't do their net neutrality arguments any favours by such asshaterie. Organisation A which throws lots of money at political parties to attempt to get a fast/slow lane made legal and organisation B who refuses to pay tax to the said governments whinges about it.*
* I get there is a difference between a party and the government, but even dumb governments recognise that a healthy tax base allows you the revenue to do your political leaning (cut taxes or increase government services) so even little government fans tend to hate tax shirkers.
Re: On Hwy 121, between Sonoma & Napa ...
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Swiss army crypt?
Maybe not. They would have to extend it to convert files to PDF, play video files, edit spreadsheets, zip files and a browser to claim that one.
Re: New name of the program
A penguin staring at an apple tree with an odd bite mark in each fruit through a slightly warped window frame?
Re: "What difference..." @John P
>It seems reasonable that the team should want to take a course of action based on a) not suffering slights on the software due to problems in the underlying OS, b) not feeling obliged to build more and more plugs into the software due to holes in the host OS, and/or c) not needing to keep suitable-for-testing copies of XP around for longer than necessary
* Add the following text to the website. "Due to Microsoft ceasing support of windows XP, Windows XP is no longer a supported by Truecrypt. We recommend you upgrade your operating system."
* A checkbox later in installshield will prevent its install on such operating system versions (or at least those who can work around that know the risks)
Which is the bubble?
If you look at the taxi industry here, they are basically a cartel that have organised via political favours an artificial limit in plates and therefore are creaming an absolute fortune in fares.
I feel for the drivers. They are paid utter pittance for the abuse they incur; to the point where they make more money driving for Uber than their day job. Many of the taxis are old having many hundred thousand kms.
So what do we want from a taxi industry. It really isn't hard to understand:
* Competent screened drivers who are paid a liveable wage. We get that this is not free.
* Well maintained, clean, comfortable vehicles with appropriate insurances.
* A way to book them where a driver actually turns up who drives you to your destination with courtesy. One of the last taxis I caught nearly killed us and several pedestrians going 80 through a 30 zone because we had the audacity to expect a ride to a place that was "too short"; By too short, far enough away from the airport to be impractical to walk but obviously too close for his liking.
* Reasonable fair structures, taxes and credit card surcharges.
A component of each fair must go towards each of these costs, yet the elephant in the room is the plates. Seriously it is over 10x the cost of the car itself. This means that they have to spend most of the fares they collect just to pay for the plates. Those not working for the man basically have their life savings paying off a piece of paper saying that they can carry passengers. Now I am sorry, but that is the real bubble here.
What Uber have brought to light is that the true cost of offering a taxi service is much lower than what we pay when we hop into one. I don't necessarily think Uber's cost model works out (many drivers haven't really thought through the true cost of wear and tear and depreciation on their vehicles from being involved in this), but it is definitely a step in the right direction. If the taxi industry were deliverying a service people were reasonably happy with, it would have gone nowhere.
As an occasional regular taxi customer, I expect them to realise that the fare equates to a not insignificant amount of my disposable income and well and truly covers the cost of their wage, fuel, insurances, wear and tear, car lease and a pretty handsome profit. The fact they get paid crap is because THEIR boss / industry body is screwing them, not their customers.
Icon; because bubbles can be good.
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Bum ba bum baba ... now you got it in my head. Thanks a lot!
Re: The perfect game
Civ > all other games ever.
That is all
I have read the paper and I am still a little**1 confused about how it works.
First things first, I really dislike the inherent uselessness in the BTC computations. It serves no beneficial purpose other than as an overhead in ensuring scarecity. But it does this by using frightful amounts of energy and wasting computing resources that could otherwise be used in useful pursuits (Folding / Climate Modeling / etc). At best you could call it an overhead; a necessary evil but finding something useful to do with those computations should be a high priority. Otherwise, the only people who will be able to profit from it**2 are those who run massive distributed botnets or cryptolocker malware who therefore don't need to pay input costs.
So I really WANT to like this, but there is one glaring problem that I can't see addressed. Let us assume that I agree to store X Bytes of data which is valued at a given amount Y. I can prove that I have stored X by signing some random challenges with my private key. Now I can believe a few things about all this:
* That due to the random challenge I can not predict which subset of X will be challenged.
* That due to my private key being needed to sign the challenge, I would not want to pool it in the cloud.
Now after some time, I want to sell my Y currency to buy a good/service. I am assuming that the buyer has the necessary mechanisms to prove that I am indeed the owner of the coin and the transaction goes ahead.
Now that I am no longer the owner of the coin, where is my motivation to not just wipe the data I am currently holding to realise the X Bytes of storage (or to use those same X bytes to store some other coin)? If I was to do this, there would be a coin that was not backed by the promised stored data which goes counter to the purpose of this.
How does the proposed solution prevent me from doing this? Surely I don't need to upload all of the data associated with the coin to the recipient in order to transact? Otherwise, where is the benefit in trading vs just mining fresh coins.
**1 by a little, I mean a lot.
**2 talking about mining here, not speculation; I will leave that for others to "solve".
Re: What about the birds?
This is a good point. This thing looks potentially fatal to any passing bird, which is entirely unlike hydro electric dams and open cut coal mines which are completely safe to local fauna.
Re: They must be stopped!
What has the CSIRO ever achieved though? (Not counting the flu vaccine, solar hot water, polymer bank notes, a stealth radar detection and WiFi)
Re: Just what the world needs
.NET is not a language, it is a runtime. There is a pretty low level language MSIL that many excellent c# programmers haven't even heard of which is what your c# or VB.net or whatever compiles into which is if you like the native tongue of the framework which JIT compiles to assembler (usually x86/x64).
But the point is that I can write some fancy component suite in c#** and you could buy it and use it within a VB.net codebase (or j sharp or whatever floats your boat)
** I probably couldn't
Re: DD/MM/YYYY - Um....
What bothers me about dd/mm/yyyy is that we go all little endian on the date part and then switch to big endian for HH:MM:SS. (not even going to attempt to defend the brain fart that is mm/dd/yyyy).
I don't know where to start with your rant. It should be glaringly obvious that it costs far less than $5 to manufacture them at this scale.
...rather than their customers
Where do you think apple's money comes from? They will pay for it eventually.
Re: A marriage made in Heaven?
Technically a TomTom is a computer too...
But AAPL is not trading where it is because of their worth as a company that sells computers.
Re: A marriage made in Heaven?
That is ridiculous. Apple haven't been a computer company in years.
Am I safe?
Downloaded 7 Apr 2014
fciv "TrueCrypt Setup 7.1a.exe" -sha1
// File Checksum Integrity Verifier version 2.05.
7689d038c76bd1df695d295c026961e50e4a62ea truecrypt setup 7.1a.exe
>I think that fuel cells – for at least some part of both the electricity storage and vehicle fleets – are going to be the preferred technology
Are we still using platinum for a catalyst? If so, would there not be similar supply constraints?
Re: No more landfill?
I am personally wondering when the time may come whereby phone reviews mention how the phone copes when making or receiving phone calls. That is important to some people.
Re: "Encrypted" passwords
Don't confuse an implementation of salt with the definition of a salt. Salt is simply a technique. If can be 2 bytes but it can just as easily be 256 randomly generated bytes (or any number). It doesn't even have to be appended to the end. You know the size of the hash output so you can interleave the salt and resulting hash in the one field if you want. That approach means that your authentication server can easily get all the information it needs and you can not tell from the table what is hash and what is salt.
Maybe they did overpay; in the sense that they didn't make enough of a profit as they otherwise could?
You don't seem to understand that whilst they are losing some money on Motorola DIRECTLY, they gain INDIRECTLY from loopholes in tax law.
Your point is sound but I think any reasonable measure of Russia's contribution against the Nazis would come to the conclusion that "help" is a bit of an understatement. It would be like saying that the US "helped" in the pacific.
Re: Some one else needs to be charged ...
>The person who ordered it to be flushed put it beyond use. It appears the latter person is guilty of a much more serious offence.
You're absolutely right. The first guy only pee'd. A half flush would have sufficed.
Officially yes, but you can still download the APK and install it directly. Not that I would recommend installing anything from Adobe that isn't frequently patched. I think their patches this month through windows update outnumbered the OS patches so abandonware from them is something I would recommend to avoid.
Re: Am I missing something?
You are missing: enabling it to run **UNMODIFIED** foreign binaries.
Take the X Code output and upload it unchanged to your device. That is truly impressive, mind you I think I will take a raincheck on using iTunes....
Re: Moan moan moan
If 8.1 was just a free optional update you might have a point. But Microsoft have decided to cease support for 8.0 not us. As such, in order for us to avail of the support and maintenance promised to us at time or purchase, we need to install this update. If it is a prerequisite to any other critical update available on 8.1 but not 8.0 where the issue impacts 8.0, then the 8.1 upgrade itself must be labeled a critical update and available to us via the usual channels (windows update, WSUS, etc). If they want to deploy via app store as well then that is not a problem.
The fundamental inconsistency is that their windows update will give you a green tick saying all is well on an 8.0 system even though it would be missing patches. That is rightfully criticised.
Re: The amusing part?
Technology to do binary diff for remote patching has been around since forever. In simple terms, take xyz.DLL with hash ABC and do a binary XOR against this file (which is compressed) and the output is the new version. In reality you would do it below the file level on specific chunks but either way the total download of 8.1 should be substantially smaller than a fresh image.
Re: It's not the user's fault if you hide the updates.
Not just that but it won't install unless your 8.0 install is completely updated. Er, that will be another 875 MB from my factory image as of May thank you very much.
Re: What a mess
It is possible to upgrade without a Microsoft account, though they do their utmost to bury that option behind the I can't be stuffed I give up where is the darn thing barrier.
If you haven't found it yet, you need to go into the create Microsoft account button After upgrade and in there you will find the option to keep your regular account.
Re: I think the time has come
TCAS by itself would have been enough there. One of the factors in that crash is that the air traffic controller on realising the problem sent instructions to each pilot to ascend/descend respectively but was coincidentally the opposite advice as given by TCAS. One pilot listened to the controller, the other to the computer.
Re: Recursive programming
See replies to IdeaReforecasting.
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