Re: Actual Nudity Present
>visible, if dimly-lit
Been reviewing those pics quite carefully, haven't we? ;-)
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>visible, if dimly-lit
Been reviewing those pics quite carefully, haven't we? ;-)
That exposure might just get her a Vanessa Williams out of it. She's probably been the most successful Miss America ever, much better for her career than keeping the crown.
I am not sure I agree.
El Reg, maybe some more, from a different angle, would help us decide?
Big I ain't sure about. We used to sell industrial PCs with QNX late 80s. 4MB RAM, admittedly 4x that of a DOS box.
Price? Spot on. That $500 Z10 I got unlocked for $200 in January. Nice phone, bargain. But at $500 hardly enticing for the masses to jump ecosystems.
Alicia Keys? Spot on too. Wrong message, wrong emphasis. Coulda been worse - Kimmy Kardashian worse.
Rightly or wrongly, what I prefer with the z10 is precisely it not being Android. It's rock solid, never jitters, works fine wo replacing half the apps, runs long and recharges quickly. Predictive keyboard is amazing. Upgrades let you use the phone all the way to the final 2 minutes of reboot. Phone & batteries first, apps second.
Those qualities likely won't be there (my perception) on a BBDroid, so not holding my breath.
You can pick up cheap Lumia 1020 with the 41mp cameras now. Unfortunately they might be stuck on WP 8.1, not sure if 10 is being ported. Oh well that z10 can last a while yet.
Here's one app you'd get kudos for ToSing out of existence.
Good call though.
You know, every so often you wonder why Apple has such a nasty rep for being pointlessly petty and control-freakish.
This is a reminder.
I may prefer some of their products to some of their competitors' wares (my choice), but as a company they quite often go out of their way to leave a bad taste. And I often wonder why. Is being nicer so hard?
Shame on you, Apple.
Yeah, totally on board with that, Terry. Great idea. ++vote
So let's start personalization by un-telemetry-fying my machine, in a simple way, when I ask for it. Pretty basic, innit? Seems like a personalization option requested by a fair bitta folks and not just the enterpriseys.
So why don't you walk the talk?
To be honest, I am prepared to assume that things would have worked better had I had iPhoto on my Mac. Without it it was a mess.
>Just mount it as generic storage.
I know, that's what the thread was stating as well. Trouble is, Finder would not let me open the drive for some reason. With or without mass/usb storage. Although I could cd to it in bash. Why? No idea. Finder kept the volume in "connecting..." status. Mac problem? Probably.
Then there was the part where the pictures were on the device, and not on the SD. That's what the other user in the thread had problems with. I eventually figured it out:
- unmount USB/generic storage
- fire up File Manager on the Z10.
- move files from device to SD, via File Manager. if you don't unmount first, no SD visibility.
- remount as USB
- bash to USB drive, again.
Hey, what I am saying is when you google "bb10 copy photos mac" you tend to end up with very old threads, like:
Now, I like my Z10 and I like BB10. I am just saying that the forums are not very lively on what seems to be fairly basic troubleshooting questions. That has been much more of a problem for me than the lack of apps because I avoid installing too many, regardless of the phone OS. Your mileage may vary but someone considering a BB10 phone as a newbie needs to be aware that answers are harder to come by than googling the 500th time an iPhone/Android user has asked how to do something.
Of course, if you are a frequent forum contributor yourself, then the forums you are posting in or reading are alive. But try coming in from the other end, being a script kiddy and googling for answers, perhaps to obscure questions. Well, there is a distinct lack of up to date answers. At least compared to iOS/Android.
One unexpectedly annoying bit of owning BB10 devices is how little user lore is around on the net. Crackberry's forums are mostly frozen in 2013.
Took me hours to copy photos off my phone on a Mac (I don't have iPhoto, long story). BB Link didn't do it - flaky software. This has happened to others too.
Threads were totally useless and I ended up just doing it with bash. Anything on iOS or Android would have tons of workarounds listed, quite likely in their respective StackOverflow offshoots.
he's still trying to make sense. A modern day Eadon, though at least he changed his rants.
So 2 nags per site then. 1 to install their app, 1 to allow GPS.
Might head elsewhere. It's really not that useful, to me.
Errr... am I the only one finding this "most useful of all APIs" creepy? What business is it of a website where I am? I can tell them where I am searching if I need to.
I would much rather install the Uber app and allow it location access on its lonesome. Along with my nav apps who need it.
I'll re-bother reading the books once Martin re-bothers writing them. 5 yr gaps, with plot advancement decreasing and page count going up between them, not good.
It does bring the interesting question of how to manage the plotting of a very popular TV series ahead of the very popular books it is based on. I don't remember seeing that happen often, except for the, before Empire Strikes Back, runs of Marvel comics. Also incestuous, where Leia and Luke are an item.
I suspect HBO has contingency plans up the wazoo for their baby and a pretty tight contract with Martin.
Me? I like Martin's writing enough that I wish the series would conclude and he would go back to writing self-contained novels at a more normal pace. He's never written anything as big as GoT, mostly a lot of short stories, really and nothing as successful. It seems to be burning him out and paralyzing him.
iPhone 3, 4
what's my next phone's OS gonna be? running out of them.
well there is always Winpho. More sad face. But seriously... cheap, few apps and long batteries, who knows?
>taking revenge has no useful purpose.
not true. The position of Prosecutor is often a stepping stone to launch a US political career.
Honestly, there are some crimes here in Canada where punishment should be a bit harsher. Murder, rape, high end white collar (a $1m+ gain type of crime needs to deterred against). I don't see a good case for less than 8-10 years actual time for murder. Someone who serially gets convicted (ie multiple times in front of a judge) should also be assessed to see if it's not just cheaper to keep them locked up for longer periods. Thinking petty B&E, 50-60 times.
Short of those there has been little evidence to date that high incarceration rates result in much lower crime rates. Not least because a nice harsh prison stay tends to harden criminals and make reinsertion difficult. Try to keep room in prisons for those who really deserve it. I know this sucks to victims, but two wrongs don't make a right and society doesn't have unlimited resources, nor gets very good results from extreme tough on crime attitudes. Operate by results, not by selective reading of the Old Testament while ignoring the New.
For example, I wonder how generous the support for trauma therapy will be for the victims of this loon. I wouldn't be surprised if it was quite stingy, budgetary constraints oblige.
Hmm, Phil, "thick" means stupid and my remark was addressed at cornz 1. I think you and I are broadly in agreement that the death penalty is not the answer. And that 60 years for robbery with a non-lethal weapon is over the top and well into 'revenge', rather than 'justice' range.
To which I'll also add that, with all the spending on automatic appeals for folks on death row, the death penalty is hardly a way to "spend money on something better". Or maybe cornz1 thinks death row appeals should also be dropped as well?
I live in a world where sending someone to jail for 60 years for robbery (using a pellet gun) is a massive waste of taxpayer money. Hard to find folks as thick as you.
Are they saying the s3 entries were those of a cracker, storing his loot? Or were they somehow uploaded by one of the health companies or their providers?
Shouldn't it be easy to see under whose AWS account the S3 bucket was created? After all, Amazon will be billing someone for it.
Thanks for warning.
Why don't you release a decent, ad-free, performant TV remote app for your TVs instead of faffing around?
On iOS they had a good app with full control up to V2. Much better than using the hard remote. V3 lobotomized it down to pretty much only changing channels and volume. No official replacement and pretty much crudware/adware from devs.
On Google Play, Samsung has dozens of TV apps. Very hard to tell which one does what. At least one of them turns out to be a catalog of sorts to ... choose a Samsung TV. No app with anywhere near the level of capability of that defunct iOS app. I might have missed the right one, but why not make it more obvious then?
Is it better on the Samsung app store? Maybe my problem is that I committed a mortal sin and did not buy a Samsung phone, instead preferring a Nexus 5?
Next TV? LG, most likely. Done with Samsung.
p.s. Oh, and patch Android on your phones too, Samsung.
If it is now easier to install ad-blockers in Safari, does that extend to Chrome as well? All naivety about ad-blocking and Chrome being put the same sentence aside, Chrome is built on top of IOS's Webkit, because those are the rules on IOS.
So does that mean I can use ad blockers on Chrome as well?
I remain deeply allergic to Safari on all platforms, sorry. Firefox is my preference, Chrome next and IE/Spartan would probably come next, before Safari.
>massive advantage that it keeps the bulk of the established, heavily politically connected Shuttle-era manned space workforce employed
Dont take this as an anti space rant per se but what I would like to see, on same or augmented budget, is:
- better funding for pure science missions: planetary probes, deep space telescopes, earth monitoring sats, killer asteroid prevention
- much more blue sky, core re-engineering rethinking: ion drives, heck nuke drives, asteroid capture w autofabs to avoid gravity well-ing heavy metals, Von Neumann machinery, non-Earth O2 H2 and reaction mass sourcing. IMHO we are at heroic binary/assembly coding levels of effort in space. We need to up our tech to support more productive space approaches, like happened when we started using w cobol and fortran. Facilitation tech, not just more throwing $$$ at old tech and lobbyists. Even space elevator thinking would more useful than this crud ;-)
- way more support for private sector innovation a la X prize
- no Orion, ISS and moon mission without long term goals or any of the other money wasting crap. It's holding us back from doing space.
Me I keep on expecting CGI flames to come sweeping in from over that horizon.
maybe FDAs stewardship of big pharma was unconvincing enough to hand lil apps' oversight over to it as well?
Need an "only half joking" icon.
>It's time Google did the same for the underlying OS
Why blame Google for the shortcomings of your phone manufacturer? I think the poster who recommended getting a Nexus nailed it, at least for Android. Time to vote with your wallet and abandon manufacturers who can't be bothered to issue patches in due time. Or get cyanogen phones if the manufacturers commit to patching quickly.
Much as Google deserves some criticism, seems they can't win. If they are pushy, then they are Apple-bad control freaks. If they allow the vendors too much leeway, then it's their fault, not Samsung's (just to take an example).
For the techies at least, it seems obvious that having a non-patching vendor is not a good thing. Buy somewhere else, don't throw money at the lazybone patch-by-buying-new-phone vendors.
one would hope that microkernel OSs have better showcases than a perenially late, never-ready OS ;)
QNX has a fairly realistic and robust implementation, as I understand it.
Yeah, and before you think thats an anti-Linux rant, I rather think the folks who used to rag on Linux because it wasnt micro-kernel totally missed the point. Shipping code over vaporware.
Howzat different from the average big firm IT consultancy, again?
What would motivate Chinese government infosec to frown on Chinese-origin hacks of US DoD assets? What kind of non-state criminals would plausibly have normal, no-state reasons, to target US DoD targets?
Perhaps if the same hackers were hacking PLA assets? Surely also if they were badmouthing
Communist Ruling Party of China.
I mean, I am all for de-escalation but how is China, or the US for that matter, going to convince each other that non-state hackers, operating on their turf (no, not territory, that makes 0 sense) are not sponsored by said state. How much is the US seeking in budget slice for CyberCommand? How much is China? Who's written Stuxnet and who is running the Great Firewall?
How are they going to trust but verify that they are indeed benign towards each at any given point in time? They might not be 10 minutes from now, but for now, demonstrate credibly that they are not launching on each other? This might be more relevant to a full on attack, rather than low level espionage, but who'd want to be on the receiving end of an Estonia-style attack, if it breached actual DoD command and control? What would be the temptation to order retaliation before network went down? What's the equivalent of the no-first strike doctrine that was semi-agreed upon from 60s to 90s?
I dunno, next you know, maybe we'll be thinking fondly of good ol' nukes and red phones. No, I don't think it's that bad, but the red phones were hugely important in averting WW3. Better learn from that.
I think Obama has a fair point, but he shouldn't have used a Sept 11 speech to make it. Unless he wants to burnish the Dem presidential race a bit. Gets Americans all riled up.
Personal opinion aside, how the US and China manage their respective dominant status transition is going to be the real next test of diplomacy for next 30 years. Having them talk to each other is always a good thing.
"Holiday in Cambodia", perhaps?
>Furthermore, who decided what climate was optimal?
Errr, I would say that most plants and animals species, having had evolution optimize them for the climate in their particular habitat, would consider the current climatic conditions optimal.
>When in all history has the climate ever been static?
Aside from transient phenomena like the Little Ice Age in the 14th c? Probably all the time. Unless you really meant to talk about longer timeframes than say the last 10000 years? Then the term is pre-history.
>l'll take the paper one
Honest question. I've moved far distances a number of times and have left behind some books each time. I've bought Jack Vance's Cugel several times because of that, ditto others. Even if I get fed up with Amazon, I can always rip all my kindle books with Calibre.
Ebooks are searchable and are great on trips. No clutter. No wear and tear. Read anything from your collection at any time, especially if you use your phone. Camping.
Just loss of loanability, could be fixed with Calibre. Oh, and loss of am I-not-clever shelf displays.
Granted, at $10 for both I might feel miffed that I don't get a cut of ebook distribution efficiencies and buy neither. Is that your reason?
Not to say you need to hold my opinion, but valueing the paper one more highly is not a foregone conclusion for me.
You can borrow it from a library. You can also get it from used bookstores. I have few authors I feel I need to buy and those I have mostly already done so.
Since moving to an apartment, I have cut back on buying dead trees because I don't want the clutter. Ebooks are great, but are very fungible, even in a limited field like scifi. New authors are always a risk but less so at $2-3 on discount, something Amazon does frequently, than at $12+. And established authors' output often declines as time goes on.
Kinda the reason my Kobo is way emptier than my Kindle - those guys rarely do deep discounts.
Why f*** up Versailles with what is at best a sculpture that few would care about were it not made by a famous artist? Besides, there is a place for modern art but it is not obviously next to important pre-existing pieces that have nothing in common, style-wise.
Ditto Colonnes de Burenne in the 80s Paris.
Too bad about the anti-semitism, both because hating on Jews sucks and because it detracts from criticizing the crap art and its placement. A non-racial vandalism would have been justified.
“undocumented Telnet services”
Much as blaming marketing is often spot on re sec flaws, if these features are undocumented (in the sense of not being mentioned to customers), then they have no marketing value. So blame devs, management and QA for allowing debug code out in production. Not marketing.
But yeah, otherwise agree with you.
In a pinch it will also work wonders to enlive an airport security check.
Yeah, yeah, my coat as well.
Don't be an ass.
Water heating is not a totally unreasonable solution to getting heat out of a GPU and/or CPU. ASUS gear is solid. I use an ROG laptop for dev work - few "business" laptops will go up to 32GB RAM/17" at 1920 screen for that price and I need multiple large VMs. This thing will only heat under load, efficiency is likely quite good at low revs.
If you don't like gaming hardware or their price, that's totally OK.
If you think gaming contributes significantly to emissions, as opposed to cars, planes and other inherently high-emission items, then you need lotsa basic remedial math.
Agree with general post but calling an F104 Widowmaker a fighter bomber is a stretch. F4, perhaps?
Isn't the F111 an example of a failed design-to-mission match, followed by role reassignment? I thought it was originally meant to be much more of a heavy standoff fighter than it ended up being - which is mainly a tactical/deep penetration attack/bomber. Ditto Tornado.
Hard to tell, most online resources focus way more on the current use than the intended use at program initiation time so I am going from memory.
Btw, you can tell this ain't a Canadian forum. Nobody's yet waxed lyrical about our cherished Avro Arrow. You'd have at least half a dozen posts about it here, even in an A-10 thread ;-)
F16 comes pretty close. Decent air to air, ground attack, platform for Wild Weasel SAM suppression missions.
Daddy of F16 rags on F35: http://sploid.gizmodo.com/the-designer-of-the-f-16-explains-why-the-f-35-is-such-1591828468. See rebuttal link as well.
Biased, for sure, but F35 has already failed on 3 metrics: timely availability (which is pushing up average age of Air Force planes), its original promised low unit cost and projected deployment volumes.
Laughable, really, that it needs 3 more years to go against the A10. Looks like metric #4, doing what it's supposed to do, is also outta reach.
We've had design by committee, multi-master fighter planes before. We've had mis-designed planes. When they've failed, they've usually managed to eke out a living in a secondary peripheral role for one nation. We've never had a case where they've been the only dice roll available, the only plane for way too many Western countries is likely to be fatally flawed and it's absorbed so much $ as to be irreplaceable.
That's precisely what the one size fits all, low cost premise of the F35 combined with Air Force nostalgia and political support for the military industrial complex (i.e. job for the boys over effective weapons) has led us.
Putin and China couldn't have designed it better for us.
>business applications ... MS Access ... better database backend
Stand-alone app, yes. Possibly very useful.
Anything accessed from outside a desktop or laptop, using Access thinking it's a proper multi-user database?
Ironic, innit? IIRC Turbo Pacal was one of the first cheap IDEs on DOS, at a time when the MS counterpart (its C compiler?) was going for $500, a fair bit of dough in 1990 money.
$3000+ freezes out any beginner/hobbyist use. It might be worth it for a pro shop, if it made your guys massively productive - which you say ain't the case. But it will also severely restrict your hiring pool of young programmers if the language/framework is exotically unusual.
Be realistic. Ms Upton's line of work is being objectified and she is quite good at it. Her appearance in objectifying mags like Maxim and SI's swimsuit issue makes me think she is OK with it and it's her body. In fact, I suspect she would think it was good publicity to be called a babe.
Now if this was an article where the female subject was the lead dev for the game and El Reg called her a babe, then yes, that would be more than a tad sexist.
No SQL standard
Unless I am mistaken, each NoSQL db has its own little approaches to sql-like queries and indeed even for no-sql queries. OODB were briefly de rigueur in the early 90s but suffered when no uniform way to interact with them was made available. CQL is Cassandra's take, MongoDB and CouchDB will do something else.
(Portable ANSI sql is tricky, but achievable, you don't have to be stuck in proprietary dialects if you pay attention to portability)
Having said that, the NoSQL crowd is advancing the database paradigm, SQL is famously bad at certain types of data modelling (parts of parts) and web scale computing has different requirements. Postgresql for example is learning JSON tricks in order to compete.
>So the local council is often stacked with local business owners (who else can afford to run and take an unpaid post).
and in Roman times unpaid senatorial or governor positions were heavily and expensively sought after. Because they gave the title holder all sorts of lucrative ways to stuff his pockets once in place.
Remember that next time you evaluate pay for your elected officials. Which can be surprisingly low, but in some countries lead to all sorts of pension goodies, a form of remuneration which provides no value whatsoever to taxpayers.
Re. Palo Alto, it would be unethical, and possibly illegal, for "zoning controllers" to purchase un-housing land at low cost and then rezone it into a higher bracket. This is a prime source of corruption by local (& low paid) officialdom in China.
A low-cost housing only zoning classification would be fairer and more transparent.
Am guessing the shoes are also below scanner level, unlike belts. It's why airport checks have you take them off, but security can't do that elsewhere.
Generalizations are the enemy of original thinking.
It totally depends on the subject. If there is a heavy graphical/visual component to the subject then video/YouTube may very well carry the message more efficiently and expressively than text with images.
Examples - text editor tricks, CSS effects, GUI-heavy programs, graphical editors.
Counterexamples: coding, OO or db design, patterns, language references or proper tutorials.
Still, I would nominate an ex-colleague's as most pointless ever video - 5 min/93 MB to clarify which one (of a dozen or so) checkboxes had to be checked on one screen of a ClearCase transaction to satisfy the PHBs code check-in guidelines. Mind you, the company manual on the subject ran to 60-70 pages for about as much info and I suspect many meetings were involved in getting off the ground.
P.S. whatever happened to YouTube's time bookmarking feature? The one where you could link to a specific spot in a video. Haven't seen it working in ages. Too easy to skip ads with it?
I agree. Good of him to find the bug, but he should have been responsible, notified Apple discreetly and given them some time to respond. Then the thing might have been patched before it became widespread knowledge to crackers.
If Apple hadn't responded then they would have faced had the additional charge of being slackers at acknowledging security disclosures. So even more of a feather in his hat, in a way.
As it is, he may burn his rep with his approach. Whether you like Apple or not, this wouldn't be something cool to have done to your own OS of choice.
And, agree with you and some other posters. It is frustrating that Apple fairly consistently manages to poke holes into a BSD, systems that are almost a byword for security robustness.
In a way, I almost wish that they did get a massive actual breach, not just vulnerability, that would motivate them to actually take security a lot more seriously. And, also, shut the trap of my fellow
fanbois customers who think that nothing can ever go wrong with a Mac. Way too complacent, both.
MS's security, if not its reputation, actually benefited from the aftermath of some of the massive worms of the late 90s / early 00s, like Melissa and Blaster.
So... Apple, here's your chance to look a little better than you have recently and actually patch appropriately and with alacrity on all OSX releases that are purportedly in at least security support mode (Mountain Lion according to Wikipedia).
I.e., upgrading to El Capitan is not an appropriate security patching approach.
Speaking of which, has anybody volunteered to go to North Korea and make sure they are publishing back all the Red Star source code, as per GPL? Maybe have a serious chit-chat with the Young Leader about compliance?
Just, be careful and excuse yourself with a headache if he wants to the take the opportunity to show you his AA gun collection outside. Or his laser sharks.
I know, bad taste. My coat is waiting as well.
From the sound of it, I would hazard a guess that their direct customers made off rather handsomely. Investors at large on the other hand...