why paper at all?
why not eliminate the air-gap and go end-to-end electronically?
(though that would be an, um, interesting challenge to secure ... though Estonia seems to have managed)
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why not eliminate the air-gap and go end-to-end electronically?
(though that would be an, um, interesting challenge to secure ... though Estonia seems to have managed)
In the US at least Samsung have not gone through the "official" recall process - http://www.consumerreports.org/smartphones/consumer-reports-samsung-should-officially-recall-galaxy-note7/ ... this means they're handling it themselves and that maybe opens them up to liability especially as retailers are still potentially selling ticking time bombs. I did see of one report where a Note7 has set fire to a hotel room and Samsung have agreed to pay for the damages (http://gizmodo.com/galaxy-note-7-explodes-in-hotel-room-and-causes-nearly-1786279887)
Sad really... I was going to get one last weekend, but seeing the news I might hold off for a while...
Why not tie is back even closer to the value of the site... have the browser mining for bitcoins (as part of a pool of all Brave users) in the background and depending on how long I spend on a site deposit the appropriate percentage of earnings with the site in question.
the longer I stay engaged with a site, the more it earns. so TheRegister which continues to amuse and inform would get more of the slice of the pie than, say, Wired which daily becomes less relevant...
similar experience... before yesterdays update I'd get somewhere between 45 mins and an hour on a full charge. yesterday after the update (and another reboot for good measure) I got over 5 hours before the thing finally ran out of juice and I had to re-tether.
what is frustrating is I had to go through a whole return/replace procedure on my original SP3 for this issue that I could probably have avoided
true. the Macbook neither works as a tablet (no removable keyboard) nor does it (or any other Mac laptop) support touch (which is pretty commonplace in the PC world). it's a good little laptop, but it's not a fair comparison.
the iPad Pro and the Surface Pro are more apples to apples (pun intended) even though the Surface is a more general/backwards compatible computing device and the iPad Pro essentially a jumped up phone ... but in terms of the sorts of things you can do when you plug in the keyboard and swipe around the touchscreen it is a fair comparison... especially when you look at the price tags
LUIS parses a given sentence - supplied as text (from a chat client, Speech-to-Text functionality, or otherwise prepared and delivered) - and returns an intent and entities (eg assuming the developer has built a model for a music player then "I want to listen to Sade" would give me an intent of "PlaySong" and an entity of "Sade") - it leverages both specific domain training data (supplied by the developer in the form of annotated phrases) and then overlays that on the general Corpus that Microsoft have build for the language understanding models. The models can be a little more sophisticated (eg prompting for missing required items) but are fairly simple to train and interact with.
The developers application may know about you, but your interaction with LUIS is anonymised via the proxy that is the app you're interacting with (though depending on how that's architected there may be correlation possible via IP address)
maybe the vans just contain stealthy gentlemen armed with a small drill and an endoscope camera and they simply observe rooms where suspect action takes place... low tech and they can even take photos of the evidence ;)
in other news... as an ex-pat, I'd pay a license fee to watch the BBC here in the US (not the BBC America mess) but I suspect the audience isn't big enough for them to tweak iPlayer for the FireTV to support that...
I've noticed El Reg is becoming a little lax in linking to the actual company / product, preferring instead to send us to other articles on the site. Sure, I can type in a URL or go Bing my way around the internet, but it would certainly add value if I could do something that I thought was the whole idea of the World Wide Web directly from the article...
unlike Google and to some extend Apple with their iCloud strategy.
hybrid cloud/local solutions are here to stay, and I'd probably trust MS more than I do Google not to monetize based on the content of my Word docs
those settings are only available in the latest Android flavours (assuming your OEM doesn't bork them.
I install most apps now with very restricted permissions and only turn things on if something breaks because there's been too much abuse of trust
Not all backdoors are fun
Wonder what the power consumption of these meters is... and who for them (us of course)
Oh, and turn off Connected Standby on battery. That shit likes to suck the life out of your battery
Not just the Four and Book, the Three has the same issue... in fact the overheating in my bag was a suspect in rapidly diminishing battery life (getting 40% of original charge a year on).
Windows 10 and the Surface devices are disappointing. Sadly MacBook hardware hasn't improved much since 2012 either so options are limited (at least OSX is better behaved, unless you are a gamer)
Run 'powercfg /energy' to check your battery health...
the problem - for me - is that all three major flavors of Smartphone (well, two plus Windows which I still think is under-rated) are generally a pretty meh experience.
Android has a problem with stability and robustness. When it works, it works well (even when vendors like HTC and Samsung pile their cruft on top of it) but when there is a weakness then fixing it seems too hard. My Nexus5X is a case in point... multiple times a day the Google Calendar app crashes for no apparent reason and when it's done that enough times the phone reboots. If Google can't get their flagship devices right what hope have random Chinese vendors
iPhone has a problem with the locked down OS. Sure, there are lots of apps and the phone is <sarcasm>magical</sarcasm> but what if I want to change the default Map app, or browser, or ... well anything for that matter. Didn't Microsoft get forked over by the DoJ and the EU for that sort of behavior? Apple make decisions as to whats good for me and still expect me to shell out several hundred quid every 12-18 months for a newer shinier model (now in champagne with hints of rose gold). And OMG please stop with the bespoke connectors.
Windows Phone... largely uninspiring designs and still far too few "cool" apps (but Windows 10 does seem to be making a difference) but the ecosystem is a mess and while W10 is largely better than what came before it the attention to detail and rush to add shiny new features (that no-one wants) is distracting them from making a bullet-proof OS that's easy for developers to build for which in turn leads users to buy without fear of getting left behind in the app race.
All three suffer from crap battery life and pretty awful hardware robustness. Big slabs of glass are fragile, but it also seems the innards are designed to self destruct after about 24 months to keep us on the upgrade cycle so they don't build in anything apart from obsolescence.
looks like the folks at Conde Nast are trying the option of paying to avoid ads - if you have an ad blocker, they block you unless you buy a subscription. Sadly the price tag for that subscription (especially as I still have a subscription to their magazine) seems disproportionate to what they'd be earning from the advertisers if I was putting up with the crap they think is "acceptable and in keeping with their content" (seriously, I will never drink Gatorade, even without full screen take over ads putting me off the idea!) ... I like the idea of a micropayment scheme where I could pay the same rate as the advertiser to the hosting network not to show me crap. But then again it's easier to just cross Wired off my list for now
given their level of customer support, and even sales support, I think they've been winding down for a while now and making sure they don't get repeat business is as good a way as any to guarantee an exit...
had a quick look at the app and it's very California-centric. Sad really as there are other places, even in the US, that have earthquakes. Uninstalled
jail time costs the tax payers. fine them 110% of earnings for each infraction, soon changes behavior.
of jail time but in a facility where the prisoners have to be revenue positive - sorting litter/recycle, working on the roads...
why not implement something like this at the ISP level, and require a court order. Reduces the risk of a glitch or malware activating it accidentally on a users PC and ensures that it's not just the latest version of Windows that gets the "protection"
Despite the upgrade wizard having confirmed an old PC won't upgrade (thanks to an unsupported nVidia 65xx driver) the little flag and update message keeps popping up and tries to sell me a new PC instead...
$130 (+shipping) for something that's little more (if even that) than a $50 Yubikey Neo - https://www.yubico.com/products/yubikey-hardware/yubikey-neo/ - which admitedly doesn't use BT 4.0 but relies on NFC
Maybe in a couple of years when standards settle out a bit more this will be viable, but not sure I want to be an early adopter for an untried security solution...
I left the UK about 20 years ago for a three month contract... and never went home! When I do visit for a holiday these days it's vaguely terrifying the amount of surveillance that covers every square meter of the place. From the moment I step off the plane at Heathrow until the moment I go back up the jetbridge on the way home I suspect I am in sight of one or more cameras every moment I am outside my Mums house.
I don't feel that in Berlin, in Paris, in Sydney, in LA or New York.
It feels like the English have just given up, and it makes me sad.
Why rely on an SMS when there are well established rolling code, time based authentication solutions available?
I thought they'd already made that a non-issue in Edge because there are no extensions (as such the only time I used it on my home machine was to download Chrome and install LastPass and AdBlock)
Of course here in the freedom loving US I can walk into a Walmart and walk out with the same setup. Though I am proud to say after 9 years here I have only been to Walmart once (and while I do have a CPL I get my ammosexual jollies strictly at a Range)
there is already a .lgbt TLD so is that also causing some conflict?
I refer you to the late Iain M Bank's "Transitions" for a description of exactly that. As a fairly frequent flyer (in the US) every week I walk past possible opportunities to cause significant mayhem that the current theater does nothing to prevent or even acknowledge (because there's no money to be made off it)
not really "released" as there is a lock of a .apk to play with.
Fact check or copy'n'paste a story from BGR or similar?
Doesn't safe harbor provisions make Amazon and GoDaddy safe from this kind of crap? The hoster only has to remove/police content is asked by a proper authority but otherwise are blameless for what their customers do (like Smith & Wesson are not at fault if one of their customers shoots someone)
Jeep do use the "Unlimited" designation on the Wrangler... which has four doors instead of the usual two!
If I remember correctly I'd read somewhere that the new Cherokee was originally going to be an Alfa branded SUV before the FCA merger but when they realised Chrysler couldn't afford to design a new mid range to replace the Liberty they re-tooled it and stuck the prison bar grill on the front.
As someone who's owned both Afla (155) and Jeep (Cherokee and Liberty) this seems to take the worst of both and try to present it as a good thing. I do very little real off-roading (4wd is mostly for gravel tracks and snow) so don't really care about the "trail rated" badge, but I care about looks, safety and mpg and so we'll probably get a Ford Edge to replace the Liberty when it finally bites the dust (around 100k miles in 5 years so it's not been a bad run)
I only saw one hat.
@Robert Knight - your site lists no prices. How does it compare to the Intel device? I like the higher horsepower yours offer, but if it jumps the price from a ICS class to NUC then it's as interesting
for a surgery or something like that I'd probably go for a FireTV stick ... much cheaper option if you're just wanting to do a slideshow / updates on the waiting list etc (in fact I know at least one company offering retail solutions based on the FireTV stick)
I assume the document was covered by some sort of IP deal so someone is probably in trouble for sharing it...!
if you have an Encore (with no full size USB) then for you sanity's sake make sure you back up your recovery partition first.
I tried an Insider Windows update and discovered a couple of drivers were less than ready so went to roll back... somehow the rollback borked my machine quite spectacularly.
That resulted in a 3 month battle to get recovery media out of Toshiba - even after I'd paid for it - and what they sent was a full sized USB key (even though the Encore 2 Write has no full sized USB key and I'd paid for recovery media for an Encore 2 Write) to which their helpful customer support suggestion was I buy from them an adapter.
FWIW the released version of Win10 is working fine on the device now (but I'd never recommend Toshiba after that support experience)
Hopefully Starbucks will be included on this list - and take it more seriously than when I reached out to them about the problem.... http://post.offbeatmammal.com/2015/06/22/security-of-individual-accounts-matters-but-not-to-starbucks/
... as opposed to Paul Rand who of course isn't for sale (unlike the rest of the US political system)
was that just a cut'n'paste from a press release (though the diagrams were pretty)?
* suspend these people over a swimming pool full of hungry sharks
* ask them to tell the difference between their $10k product and a $10 version from Tandy
* eliminate them if they get it wrong...
I saw this as a casual distraction over the weekend. I didn't expect much beyond a visual romp with maybe some cheezy one-liners and I was not disappointed.
The more I read where critics slam a movie this hard the more I realize their finely tuned sensibilities are a little out of touch so I'll go and judge for myself if the trailer grabs my attention.
Oh, and no mention of the Terry Gilliam cameo?
the problem with most of the "flagship" phones is while they may have a nice feature or two, or a bigger CPU to cope with the OS they're running... they're getting freaking huge. 4.7" is a lot of glass to stick in my pocket, but with the new ones running to 5 or above to support UHD screens with advanced hyperbolic LTE and phase array GPS that works on Titan and other small moons the rise of the Man Purse will continue as people can't carry them any longer.
On the subject of the battery... the fact these mobile devices need to be tethered for a top-up every couple of hours is becoming a joke. The bus-ride to work drops the battery on my (Android) m7 from fully charged to ~75% (listening to music and reading El Reg).
why the Microsoft snark in the sub-head? seems gratuitous (especially if it was a dig at Bing vs Google share... I don't see Google mentioned as helping here?)
how will this stack up against Blink (or whatever the bittorrent encrypted chat solution is called) works (or will work, when it gets traction)?
the biggest problem any alternative to Skype faces is getting your friends to use it... and secure or not given dotCom's penchant for hyperbole and lack of follow through will this ever reach a tipping point of usefulness?
I really hope they bring something like this State-side.
I grew up in the UK and covered a lot of miles in a Lancia Delta and then got a new 155 V6. Totally agree on the maintenance heartaches - my first electrical fire in the 155 was *before* I drove it off the dealers forecourt, going round a roundabout (at a reasonable clip I'll admit) the interior lining fell off the passengers door (girlfriend *wasn't* impressed!), power steering died randomly one day... in the middle of North West Wales ... but I would buy another one in a heartbeat for the same reason I drive a Mustang today... the sheer grin on your face every damn time it starts!
the penalty needs to outweigh the potential gain.
make those defrauded/over-charged or whatever whole again plus a percentage (10% - 110%) for harm done. couple that with corporate fines plus potential personal fines and jail time for where-ever the buck stops, be it the CFO who approved the loophole or the board who encouraged "creative accounting"
if the risk far outstrips the reward (and the changes of being caught are significantly higher than today) then they'll play nice (or get even more creative!)
interesting SIGGRAPH paper this year (and a pretty video to go along with it) - http://www.disneyresearch.com/publication/temporally-coherent-local-tone-mapping-of-hdr-video/. What makes it interesting is that it doesn't seem to rely too heavily on pushing the brightness of the display but tweaking the content behind the scenes... of course that doesn't sell new TVs so watch it be dismissed!
it's about ethics in Journalism (not journalists in Essex)
would blocking (and reporting as harassing for the false positives) the twitter account they use make this go away?
after previous iOS updates I'll wait for the first non-beta upgrade (hopefully 8.0.1 which will be out any day now)