210 posts • joined 26 Sep 2012
Replace the middleman
Amazon should start their own publishing house and offer authors 50%. Job done!
Tree Avoidance, Real-Time
Re: Doesn't matter who tracks and stores it
Not 'launching', 'continuing'.
Not Complete non-news
Since when do we celebrate 45 years of/since something?
Usual periods for celebration.commemoration are 50 years and each century after the event.
With a special exception of 10 year intervals for marriage.
An attack within a feint
They are likely working for the Government as part of the research for how to make us believe all the bullshit that the politicians would like to tell us.
I haven't forgotten this - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/05/29/science_and_maths_knowledge_makes_you_sceptical/
Now the psych boys have to show that they can make us believe this bit of "It's OK" crap.
The actual outrageous deed could have been anything at all for this purpose.
Re: Slow learners?
@Craig and AC, Did you miss this bit? - "The company has said that it plans to use Material Design to deliver A unified look and feel across ALL of its products, including phones, the Chrome browser, and even web applications like Gmail."
Can one UI ever really work well in different situations, or is Google having a 'Metro' moment?
Not the first group of lazy bastards...
Not enough attention to the audio. It's about time that Youtube imposed some kind of standards or at least ratings. Even just running a sound compression / normalisation pass over bad audio would make it at least audible if not comprehensible.
Obviously this is not a good thing to do to music, just for speech, but then music video's are *usually* not guilty of poor sound quality, barring live performance recordings.
After 5 minutes I was wondering if I could be bothered struggling with it for another 90 minutes or so.
Maybe more wiring-related than protocol-related
The linked article does say that baseboard management controllers provide out-of-band monitoring etc, so the problem is really people not keeping their management network separate or firewalled. Then the protocol can safely be horribly flawed, if no miscreant can access it.
These will be fondly remembered as the good days...
Now that everybody knows US networking kit comes with NSA-ware, whether the manufacturer is complicit or not.
those without broadband must ... be the priority for NBN Co
"...that commitment seems like it has repeatedly been watered down."
It's pretty much homeopathic by now.
4 Billion pages...
Let's hope that they didn't use 32-bit unsigned index values or they may find themselves more way-back than they planned!
Re: @Gray -- Sorry to spoil the fun, but ...
I know that the FCC was in fact considering encryption on amateur radio, but I don't know how it panned out. Here is a Bruce Perens post on it in 2013 06 26 - FCC Considering Proposal For Encrypted Ham Radio
Strike that, I just found the answer, "No" - http://www.arrl.org/news/fcc-dismisses-encryption-petition
HFC is the way to go eh?
The last time I looked, all that stuff was strung between power poles above ground. Maybe they didn't get the ITU's report on protecting ITC assets against climate change, that advised - "Place telecommunication cables underground where technically and economically feasible, ensuring that they are appropriately protected against water ingress." - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/04/30/itu_says_it_industry_must_become_resilient_in_face_of_climate_change/
Still 'economically feasible' kills it, can't go spending money on future assets.
"...Its acquisition strategy, the company said, has resulted in duplication, leading M2 to begin a consultation process to identify the roles that will get made redundant...."
Not "a process to identify roles that ARE redundant"
Accidentally told the truth there!
Re: Microsoft Linux
Don't forget Choherent which avoided '...IX' naming entirely. I mad several production systems for TNT using that! - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coherent_%28operating_system%29
"...revenues up by 16 per cent in dollar terms (10 per cent in UK pounds after adjusting for exchange rates)..."
How does changing the units change the percentage increase?
Re: Who at Microsoft is making up the names... and why do they still have a job?
Windows 8.1 Update: The Reboot
I'm hopeful that the demands of the readers for realistic saturated colour comic (graphic novel!) pages might finally get someone to throw serious money into developing decent colour e-ink displays.
Never mind the hair
I'm impressed that they predicted that that 19 year old would be wearing a beret!
Not very impressive...
for a bastardised, 2009 vintage, originally optical, interface capable of 10gbps even then in prototype (over 30 metres of plastic optical fibre) with 100gbps promised - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lightpeak
Come back with the original and I'll consider it.
If Intel hadn't done a cheaper shonky copper interconnect (promptly taken up as Thunderbolt by Apple, so we know who to blame), I wonder if we would all have a single optical + power interconnect for everything by now (like the Japanese have, but less pricey)?
even more exclusion?
"...could potentially lead to effective exclusion or discrimination against foreign service suppliers that are directly offering network services, or dependent on them”
Like Australians not being able to see content on Hulu or BBC web sites when they are supposedly promoting globalisation (so long as they can squeeze more cash from us). It's not like we don't buy a ton of their TV content in the first place, what's so hard about a bit of licencing?
I really think that a lot of overseas web sites don't remotely deserve being allowed to use "www.".
That was on the cards
since September 2013 - http://www.linkedin.com/pub/john-bridle/6/78/28b
September 2013 – Present (8 months)Cheltenham, UK
Working on improving Siri, Apple's automatic person assistant
Joint Managing Director
Novauris Technologies Ltd
April 2002 – September 2013 (11 years 6 months)
Developing core speech recognition technology for voice search
Joint Managing DIrector
Dragon Systems UK R&D Ltd
1992 – 2001 (9 years)
Who names these things?
Bra Swell, eh? More for the implanted than embedded market then.
I do hope they aren't making inflated claims just to keep abreast of the competition.
Re-do the validation, then change your advertising to proclaim "Security audited by the FTC". Not many of their competitors could claim that! :-)
As IBM predicted long ago...
3D packaging, LOTS of interconnects, then a lot of heat to dissipate.
Here we are finally at the 'Hairy, smoking Golf-ball'.
Code ripped from projects
"She also claimed to have experienced harassment from a male colleague whom she alleges ripped her code from projects after she turned down his romantic advances."
Maybe it wasn't that the male colleague did the wrong thing AFTER being turned down, Perhaps he allowed her sub-standard code in in hopes of favorable consideration and when it didn't eventuate, he applied the standards that he should have applied in the first place.
We don't know, but it may not be the way it is presented.
Like how all the world drives on the same side of the road and we don't need two separate builds of vehicles which allows them to charge some people more for essentially the same thing? Yeah, right.
I have lived through a couple of major currency changes and everybody managed fine despite rip-offs and con-men. I am certain that I can handle a change to the side of the road I drive on, as could everybody else while we actually standardised car manufacture.
Lots of work for signage, signals and road marking guys and doubtless a brief period of crashes and even deaths, but we could easily put this ridiculous state of affairs behind us once and for all.
The fact that there is neither the gumption or will to do so tells you a bit about what chance standards have vs real world inertia.
It's not their party
...The International Telecommunications Union has communed with the auto industry and agreed “to host a dialogue of senior executives of vehicle manufacturers to identify the activities needed to consider future steps to realize the potential of fully autonomous driving.”...
I hope (but do not expect) that the executives will be asked why actually making autonomous cars has been the province of Search companies, military research groups and (rumour) a phone manufacturer rather than the auto industry.
Why should telecom's consult the people with little apparent practical experience in planning future development and defining standards? In the real world human-driven cars do a remarkably reliable job of working together without car to car walkie-talkies and communications other than observation and the occasional gesture.
Shouldn't it be the auto industry consulting with the people who have achieved autonomous driving to see what communications might benefit the development in the future. It sounds to me like a power grab for a facet of autonomous cars we would be better off without.
We wouldn't have a problem if we had stuck with FTTH Fibre To The Home, since people don't usually live in the basement.
As it is, this FTTP is simply FTTN with a basement fibre-to-copper node.
Too bad if people in apartments in the city get what people in homes out in the suburbs are having foisted on them.
The way it reads
'Archival' has been redefined as 'write a huge amount and assume it will still be there when you want it' rather than 'be assured of being able to read whatever you write at some point in the future'.
I know which I prefer - http://www.mdisc.com/
Maybe they should talk?
The bleedin' obvious reason...
That there are plenty of campaigns for employing women in fields dominated by men and as near as not nothing promoting the employment of men in women dominated fields is the huge saving in salaries to be made. Actually insist that employers pay equally and fine them 10 times their annual difference when they are caught not doing so and I reckon the campaigns will stop overnight.
Re: Missed the point?
"Sitting and staring at a screen for 10 hours trying to find the misplaced period in your code is as far from cool as you can get."
That's why they need women! Believe me they notice a misplaced period.
Overlooking the obvious
Well, I suppose one three-armed alien is noteworthy.
I think that a whole planet full is much better though.
On the gripping hand....
my mileage has differed
Then again, I backed Australian projects and didn't suffer non-delivery or high shipping fees.
I can readily believe that both high shipping costs and non-delivery (probably due to more enthusiasm and optimism than business sense) are fairly regular occurrences.
I'm a bit too lazy, but I did also wonder how the number of backers per country worked out as a percentage of population.
Just to correct any wrong impressions
Those figures don't really reflect the national enthusiasms for Kickstarter, lets see what the average donation per backer is -
Admittedly Antarctica wins at $337 per backer, but maybe there's not much else to spend their wages on.
That's news, when you tell people something new instead of just parroting a web page.
And yes, there could be places with even higher figures, I haven't looked at places not singled out for their 'high donations'.
The return of the Buffalo Hat, the awful memories!
I shan't suffer alone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DeTR8n7eTU
Not for me either, none of their JW-Player stuff does, presumably because I use AdBlock.
I too wish they'd just use the Youtube address and skip their ad-shovelling.
This is mainly an IT News site, do they really assume that their audience is too dumb to get around it?
Here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2AbPcaU73o
Photochemical degradation of the retina by the light from the Blue LED used in 'White' LEDs from 2010.
A form of Actinism basically - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Actinism
Just updated to take account of white LED backlights in LCD screens.
Goto considered harmful
Still with that old BS? I'll believe it when they make CPUs, GPUs and micro's of all stripes that don't have a 'Jump' or 'Unconditional Branch' instruction.
I have seen the compiler outputs for code in various languages written to carefully avoid 'Goto'-like commands and they still produce machine code with jumps and/or unconditional branches.
What's the difference?
It seems that it's more down to the programmers inability to code correctly when Goto is available and that surely argues for better code verification tools rather than crippling a language for everyone because of some peoples difficulties.
Anyone using IPv4 should be shot, given the potential numbers of devices involved.
Then, IoT devices being one of the few things that will actually be using IPv6, the problem is solved.
Can I have my money now?
Please, not Windows!
BSOD on the Autobahn - that would be a real crash
El Reg being respectable
But missing a naughty title "Flocking Heli's" ;-)
I Told You So! ;-)
Well, I did, 4 months ago -
Maybe it's not a problem...
Maybe it's an opportunity!
Elon could build a Lithium Battery plant in the US, at the very least it might terrify EverReady etc into action.
Unless of course, the manufacture of Lithium batteries is a very environmentally unfriendly process, then you would have to wonder about the whole idea.
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