92 posts • joined 7 Mar 2013
I read this on the BBC, but there were so many caveats to the data, it made the data look all pretty meaningless.
Local Cloud for Local People
So, this is a local cloud on your phone...? Riiiight.
I somewhat disagree, but figured a downvote would be a bit strong. I use STARTTLS on my mail server and its excellent for convenience. I don't expect emails going out to be encrypted, although they might be. It does mean that emails I send that stay on the server are encrypted though (in transit), i.e. to other family members. I asked on my local LUG list how many people had non-tech family or friends using PGP etal. None, Not scientific, but an okay representation, I think.
Microsoft finally distributing the Linux Kernel, and obliged to abide by all that GPL goodness. That's got to hurt,
Re: No change
To be fair, he carried you some of the way.
I can't wait for this to go through. Then when Microsoft sells a single Nokia X phone, all the FUD that MS has put up about Linux containing all this MS IP goes away because they've distributed the kernel under the gpl v2. I think.
Pretty sure hurricane electric does free dynamic DNS if you have your own domain. I was an EveryDNS user and donor, but didn't get any favours from DynDNS when they bought EveryDNS, so had to jump ship. I came across he.net and my DNS has been rock solid ever since.
Re: 5,000 text != unlimited
In the days of BBM, Whatsapp, etc, do teenagers even use text these days?
An NSA Recruitment guy will be round their house next week.
Been gradually moving everything off 123-reg after a cock-up at their end meant I was told I had to pay twice to secure my domain and even though the knew I had already paid and they would refund the first payment some days after. I did get the refund and they gave me 2 years extra free on the domain, but I lost several hours of my time trying to deal with it. Still got a few domains with them, alas. I wish I'd had warning.
Re: Auntie Bee has pictures of the drone
I saw that already.
You say drone, I say model aeroplane.
When will Apple figure out that the best thing that could have happened to Samsung was get sued by Apple.
"with help from Rui Wang of Microsoft Research."
Microsoft Research: always keen to help.
Plus this assumes that people take a blind bit of notice of permissions (and therefore would have refused the app based on the new permission) which I am of the believe isn't the case a lot of the time.
Re: So they...
"Day one it discovered cats & games and on day two it started trolling us..."
Playing the long game.
The sooner large government organisations ween themselves off Microsoft products the better. Sure, migrating to opensource would be a costly and painful process, but once done, you'd free from vendor lock-in forever.
Now that's what I call a wise investment.
I think the actors were for filming segments of footage for use during the tour, not presenting the tours themselves.
I did the old tour with two 9-yearolds and I can say they got very bored unfortunately. Definitely not suitable for the younger consumer. I enjoyed it but I did feel it was a little slow in places. There was an element of is/is not colossus viewable today which I found a bit confusing. In the end we saw it.
Changes definitely welcome, but being sensible about it is also welcome.
Re: Tie in ?
I was just thinking the same. Or even if it's a case of I lose functionality because I don't have the "right" phone. I can't stand paying for something that I can't use. Hopefully it will be a dealer option, especially on the Merc.
Personally, I think the reason PC sales have flat-lined is because the requirements of your average home user hasn't changed in years. Surfing, social networking, youtubing, etc... all fine on a 4+ year Laptop. If you are not too bothered about HD content, you can go back even further. The one I use is 2 years old and I have never had it using more than 50% CPU. (Granted it is using a quadcore i7)
Using Ubuntu Desktop, by the way.
I was pretty sure that Ubuntu makes a strong showing in Google's offices.
I agree with the first commentator (upvoted). You shouldn't plan to have more than one RC, although you can have as many as you like.
According to wikipedia... "A release candidate (RC) is a beta version with potential to be a final product". If you are planning to have three of them, then numbers 1 & 2 can't be a potentially final product". I am not saying Wikipedia is gospel, but it's my understanding of the term and I would suggest the understanding of the first commentator. If nothing else, the name - "Release Candidate" - should give the game away.
Hmmm 8 downvotes. Harsh.
Well, if BT subvert DNS, then I am glad I don't use them and never will.I didn't imagine an ISP would do that.
Shame on them, not shame on me.
If it's using DNS, then Ubuntu users from 12.04 onwards won't be "protected" as Ubuntu uses its own local DNS server, as far as I know. Maybe different in later versions.
Re: I wish we ran on RHEL (or any GNU/Linux for that matter)
"When we get new customers and they are on RHEL or whatever, they have to install Windows."
I am surprised you get new customers that are on RHEL, in that case.
Culture can only change from within in my opinion, so keep at it and good luck!
"In the months ahead, other courts, no doubt, will wrestle to find the proper balance consistent with our constitutional system."
Months? American courts? He's hopeful.
Re: And why aren't they going after this group??
The entire UK police force is too tied up with investigations of investigations of investigations about plebgate.
Ahmen to that!
Well. if Apple thought they could issue a killer blow to Samsung's mobile aspirations, it is coming all too late.
Surely, the outpouring is also travelling in the direction of the spin at the point it left the influence of the object itself? So a spiral effect could be reduced to a point of being not visible to the naked eye?
Just guessing. Might be bollocks.
Obviously the author should of interviewed Bezo's wife for the book.
...which two companies are most of the probation services going to be outsourced to? Just for fun.
Incidentally, some probation staff are/were on strike about that very thing today.
Re: Slave labor is big business in the USA
Slabe labour or simply repaying one's debt to society? Or even just repaying the high cost to keep them in prison?
Mythical man month...
... only really applies when the people in situ know what they are doing but they are just doing it too slowly. Now, if you have a bunch of fuckwits in-situ (no idea if that is the case) , then getting non-fuckwit people in can only help. Of course, if it has just been designed badly, then neither fuckwits nor non-fuckwits will be able to fix it.
This trolley with sweets on it... I bet there weren't any Kitkats on it.
Just for the record, I won'r be buying BackBerry and that is because it doesn't fit with my strategy.
Just incase you were wonderin'.
I am wondering what the taxi drivers will make of this (there are enough of them in Milton Keynes.)
"anyone remember the early days of Slackware?"
Pretty much every longtime linux user. Ah, how I miss recompliling the kernel just to get the network card to work, etc, etc...
I've enjoyed reading these articles to a point, but you know when you start reading them that they are always going to end in tears. To read about the sweat and tears and knock-backs as all a bit heart-breaking.
I think secureboot is permanently on on RT tablets. I don't know if the secureboot can be gotten around on the RT tablet. Other tablets are available.
If stuff was being bought at an inflated price, then surely that's the buyer's fault, not the seller?
Arse-pocket shaped would be much better.
Re: 5S and 5C impressive for different reasons
You mean like Google's face recognition... sometimes I pick the phone up and it naturally unlocks when it catches glimpse of my handsome visage.
Re: "Document-oriented" database?
Exactly how Lotus Domino stores stuff, it would seem.
All I can say is....
try dealing with LMBCS
apple should buy more of its own shares... Icahn's shares, to be exact.
Maybe because MS jumped in bed with Arm, Intel feels they should look-around for themselves.
Takes me back to the late Nightees when lots of software used to do underhand things like this.
Just because you can trust the software doesn't mean you can trust the hardware, so unless both software and hardware were "open" and verifiable, then surely you are still at risk, even with open software.
I think it was Carl Sagan that said something like "If you wish to make an apple pie from scratch, you first have to invent the universe."
I use free and open software out of choice, but I am no fanatic.
At the prices Apple charge, I would expect the phones to be jewel-band.
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