So it stops streaming data after turning it off
But does it stays connected, so it might receive commands and turn on on external request. Interestingly the wording isn't clear on this point.
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But does it stays connected, so it might receive commands and turn on on external request. Interestingly the wording isn't clear on this point.
Huh? Who colonized Japan?
But yes, they also ran a rather radical reform program during the "Meiji restauration", so the point is still valid.
With James Bond looking? That would be an ...interesting concept. It might damage his reputation, however.
if this technology cannot be applied to create some low resolution "eyes" for blind people. Perhaps by mechanically transfering a picture on a sensitive skin area.
It's 2015 and blind people still have to stumble around with a white stick in their hands like a hundred years ago...
No, it's to do with high-powered lasers now being cheaply available online. Combine that with stupidity and poor education, and you get idiots who'll end up in court, crying "But I didn't think..."
I would say it has even more to do with green lasers nowadays being sold as toys on the street in many holiday locations and brain dead parents buying said lasers for their even more stupid offspring.
The toy version usually has some kind of filter that turns the beam into a heart shape or something, but the filter can be easily removed to create a single point high power green laser pointer.
I'd recommend some high powered active point back system that precisely, instantly and permanently blinds whoever points such a converted toy on an aircraft.
You might ask the NSA or any big American company that invested heavily in cloud services. I am sure they have some more names to add to the list.
If you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear, right?
Was a imminently useful gadget. A feature phone for sure, but at the time it already supported navigation, could sync my appointments and was completely reliable.
My current Huawei phone on the other hand... Introduced in 2013, one single functioning update the same year and afterwards given up and abandoned by it's maker. No support whatsoever. The new Nokia? I don't think so.
of legacy installers.
I fear it's just a matter of time until the possibility of installing software without Microsoft's appstore is taken away in Windows 10. Or is there any official commitment from Microsoft to keep it?
Maybe I'm paranoid, but unfortunately the paranoid are far too often right, lately.
Those efforts by groups such as Pangu Team focus on areas of iOS that are less-valuable to attackers. The group tells El Reg it avoids targeting Apple's Safari since that could be valuable to attackers.
Ah, that's why Jailbreakme.com was not updated any more to the latest IOS versions. I wondered if Safari suddenly got so much more secure. Makes sense - why should the community supply the black hats with browser exploits for free, anyway?
I agree, there always seems to be someone without manners or hesitations that tries to game the system and thinks it's cool. On the other hand companies usually can very easily identify these cases and just terminate the contract without harming the rest of their customers. The big majority will probably behave well, anyway.
So yes, I think it's bait and switch. Microsoft needs to squeeze out money from their customers and they always made it clear that the cloud is central to this strategy. I expect more of the same in the coming years. They will administer the pain slowly, step by step, so people don't notice it so much.
it *works* just like XP. I understand that's a feature for many. Not for me!
In my experience many customers see their IT as something to do their job with and wouldn't give a rat's ass about what you think is fancy or cool.
As a customer once told me: Thank you for your understanding!
Sadly the US gouvernment will only learn one thing from this - they need to spread more FUD.
At least there is the opportunity to give the result a new name now.
As this comes out of the unification of Android and Chrome OS, perhaps "unity"... no? Then we could call it "integrated OS" or "iOS"... again not good?
Then may I suggest "Franken-OS"? Yes, Franken-OS it is!
we all have to wear stealth clothing. It comes in black only and is specially shaped to avoid reflecting radio waves.
Might be in high demand for motorbike riders, as well. Imagine the frustration of the cops waving their radar gun and not getting any speed information.
Why do I get this strange, unsure feeling, whenever I hear the word "Broadcom"? Probably because I never knew if my wireless connection will still work after the next update, or not. At least on Linux.
I spent so much time to get things back to working conditions, thanks to them.
Nowadays I just avoid any product with that label. Incidentally I didn't have any driver problems ever since.
... get back onto the interplanetary transport network ...
Unfortunately the new hyperspace bypass has not yet been built. The planning charts and demolition orders have been on display at the local planning department in Alpha Centauri for some time, though.
Why do I suddenly have the tune of "Yellow Submarine" in my ear?
Mine's the vinyl one...
they made it available on GitHub. You would think Microsoft of today would put it somewhere with Windows 10 only access.
So they are not all completely evil?
Have you noticed Microsoft being a little too eager in pushing its Windows 10 upgrade?
Understatement of the year...
I predict there is soon a market for laser controlled drones.
Productivity demands that we junk everything comfortable, everything safe, everything stable, set our faces to the wind, and explore the unknown.
OK, you boldly go where no-one else went before. Good luck and good riddance.
I prefer to do the job with well established, boring tools that work and that I know will not cause any disaster. If someone invents a new tool or process that does the job better I evaluate it, and if I am satisfied I will use it. Otherwise he can put it where the sun doesn't shine.
Please disrupt someone else's work and put someone else's customers in jeopardy. OK?
I wouldn't bring this anywhere near a plane. Planes now often have 5V USB charger connectors for the
cattle'scustomer's entertainment devices. I dare not to think of what happens, if you plug this device in during the flight. Hopefully nothing, but let's not try it out, OK?
They might (IMO rightly) arrest you just for carrying one along at checkin.
I had a job interview at HP. When asked, what would be important for me regarding the job, I answered "a good working atmosphere". They left the room to discuss internally and I heard manic laughter from the next room.
They didn't offer me the job. I was not disappointed.
I can imagine HP has trouble integrating other companies. I really can.
those are extensions and will still be available
Thanks for pointing this out! Have an upvote. Perhaps that should have been mentioned in the article itself.
I still think they should make it possible to opt-in to plugins for the few people that need them. As it is, Firefox is the only popular browser left with plugin support and there are some legitimate uses.
So they found the little red button on the ZF-1 and want to try it out what it does?
Hint: don't remove the main feature that sells your product!
They just need to:
- enforce secure boot
- install a hardware DRM module
- solder in the memory and glue in the battery
- make sure it self-destructs after opening
- there must be a firmware backdoor installed
- it has to lose data occasionally, because "corruption is good"
Isnt that the explanation for Quadro / FireGL graphics cards pricing and the like?
Well, it certainly is the reason that consumer cards run double precision float only at quarter speed.
I'd say one other reason people are not trying out Win10 is privacy.
I agree. However Microsoft fixed this by
sneakinginstalling the same tracking spywarefeedback features into Windows 7 and Windows 8 by security updates.
Perhaps they need to advertise this more, so people are more ready to give up their current OS. "Get over it - no need to stick to 7 or 8, we track you anyway. You will be assimilated, resistance is futile". Yeah, that'll teach them...
Edit: The scary thing is that they might really think like that...
A lesson Microsoft never seems to learn. Up to a degree I can understand it. By historical accident and aggressive sales/marketing/lobbying Microsoft managed to remove OS customer choice for more than a decade and it worked out pretty well for everyone. What they don't seem to realise is that people accepted the OS monopoly not only out of convenience, but also because Windows was seen as kind of a commodity needed for having choice in software selection and installation. They were happily using windows, because they could just buy and install everything they liked from wherever they liked with good support and no undue trouble. And software was available, because there were lots of developers that could use a wide range of stable high quality development tools.
With Windows 8 Microsoft broke the deal. They started to lock down software installation, forced an inconvenient (for the vast majority of desktop users), unloved and unwanted interface down users throat and started to push crippled programs with a impossible locked down user interface, which was ironically called "modern" and that were served in an Apple style appstore. Developing for Windows suddenly changed from a relatively straightforward process into a quickly changing mess of tools and mostly incompatible APIs.
Suddenly the OS was pushed in the focus and people realized that it stopped to be a commodity and is transformed into something they don't like at all. In short they felt betrayed and what little trust they had in Microsoft was destroyed.
Now Microsoft is pushing Windows 10 with down user's throats and hammers it in with a virtual baseball bat. Just enter "Windows 10 nagware" in any search engine and you will find millions of hits. Funnily about 44 million hits on Google and about 18000 hits on Bing.
Excellent marketing - if you want to prevent people from installing Windows 10 and destroy your brand, at least. What are they thinking? Are they really thinking?
Two thirds of women would prefer to date a bearded man over a clean-shaven man
Now, that is a bold statement. Where did they conduct the research? Papua New Guinea? And what about men with stubbly beards? I feel much more research is needed in this particular topic.
- mine's the one with the walrus moustage...
1L engines that are operated to the maximum extent of their performance envelope perform virtually identically to other companies 2.5L engines
Not so surprising. Engines, and in particular indirect injection gasoline engines operate most efficiently on full load and also have an emission minimum there. In hybrid vehicles this is used to lower the fuel consumption by artificially adding load over charging the battery. This is one of the reasons hybrid vehicles often sound "struggling", even under normal driving conditions.
Now, if you need durability, you might be better off with the 2.5l engine. Horses for courses.
Bah, all we need is to develop scrith and some way to produce it in quantity - like a matter converter. Simple (if you write a SF novel).
Anyway, if we could develop something like scrith in this time and political climate, it would probably be locked down, stay top secret and would be available for military use only.
... bought by eDekka for its legal campaign in 2013.
I wonder, if they can claim their money back. Hopefully not...
... and what Legere would only describe as "additional information" used for credit checks.
Never mind the breach and all the trouble it causes their customers, but it would be really interesting to see what kind of "additional information" they gather for credit checks.
Being number two in highly competitive markets is a pain. The number one always has more money to spend on R&D and marketing. As long as Intel doesn't do another management induced stumble like the Pentium4/RDRAM bundling deal or the "64 bit only on ITANIC" disaster, AMD will always have a tough time. Pity, that AMD wasn't able to secure their market at these occasions. Intel's marketing machine was strong enough to make up for the gaps.
than the light based depilators, that are in the market now. My wife bought one and insisted I should also try it on my beard. Ouch, that hurt.
...was stowed away in my back pocket mostly
She Got to Use What She Got to Get What She Wants...
They already have the proper attitude...
The real problem they have is that these systems need to be properly looked after. They wear out, run out of urea, get fouled up. A diesel car when it's brand new is pretty clean, but after a 100,000 miles who knows? Especially if you run it on cheap diesel.
CARB has made it quite difficult for the car owner to cheat on this one. If the urea tank is empty, the vehicle will warn you a few times politely and then will refuse to start the engine. They call it "inducement action". Also if some wise guy fills in water (or any other fluid) instead of urea, the system will detect it and politely gives the driver a wedgie. As for long term emission stability, CARB forces the vehicle makers to do the homologation with aged components in the first place. In the second place they regularly check aged vehicles from the "real world", just in case. As for the bad fuel, OBD asks for quite strict emission diagnostics. You have NOx and particulate mass sensors that will find out about if the emissions drift too far out of the window.
They are quite clever chaps and take into account that vehicles are sold to normal people that might want to "cut expenses".
What they didn't account for was active cheating from the manufacturer's side.
I suppose that will change in the future,,,
Ever seen a James Bond movie? Can't catch the bad guys without some "expenses".
There might be more to this religion business than meets the eye...
Do they still have their ActiveX dependent "national ID system"? That thing used to be a nightmare. Without it you could not access the internet, effectively forcing their citizens into Microsoft's
tender arms bear hug.
why isn't Apple using signed bootloader like Winphone or some Androids
The goal of IOS jailbreaking is not to install another OS. It is about patching the system in order to enable apps to run without signature and with root rights.
This way you can run apps that Apple disapproves of (like emulators) and enable settings and functions that would otherwise be blocked.
Oh, and yes, since IOS 6 (IIRC) they also use a signed bootloader. Part of the signature is the serial number of the device, so you need to obtain a key from Apple to reflash. And Apple only provides this key for the latest IOS version, making it impossible to fall-back to a earlier IOS version, if the new version turns out to be an ugly bundle of bugs that even makes you sick (like early IOS7 did). That might be one reason, why people hesitate to update their IOS devices, lately.
No, no, that will NEVER happen, right?
which fragment should do this work. Perhaps some other company will mop up by hiring some pink slipped ex-HP employees that have the necessary knowledge.
Interesting how HP tries to self destruct at full tilt.
The implementation of Chinese characters is really a problem in Unicode. You have simplified ones, used in Mainland China, traditional ones used in Taiwan and a slightly different subset of the traditional ones used in Japan + an additional of ~100 other characters that they use for the two other alphabets they use in Japan. All in all we talk about a set of several thousand characters for each set. It seems 16 bit Unicode is already at its limit there. Using a Chinese smartphone with Japanese web pages gives mixed results. Some of the Japanese style characters in unicode seem to be replaced with slightly different Chinese ones.
I suppose the Chinese have the same trouble, the other way around. I wonder if this is sorted out with newer implementations of Unicode.
That is a bit like asking your wife, if she put poison into your coffee. You'll probably not get an honest answer.
is, that they still have people to lay off. Wouldn't it be easier to just close down the company and sell the assets to the highest bidder? I guess by now their management must have lots of practice in doing this (if in nothing else).