125 posts • joined Monday 23rd July 2007 13:55 GMT
Re: And why aren't they going after this group??
Will that gate now be officially renamed the plebgate?
The uptake of android and ios arn't going to mitigate anything. Windows is not the subject of these attacks because it is less secure but because it is more popular. As alternatives become widely used we will and are already seeing more and more attacks against them too. The common factor is the User, not the OS.
We throw away tons of laptops that have screen, keyboard, powersupply, etc. built in. A far more useful exercise than the Pi might be to put a sandbox on them to bring them to a common standard, coupled with a cheap USB IO device. Much more practicle than a classroom of kids huddling round a TV.
Re: Does it come with a positive pressure ventilation system?
"levels on par with burning scented candles." yeah big worry!
Also this PLA works out at more like £150/kg rather than the £20-30/kg the stuff normally costs on reels
Re: As far as I'm aware..
Drugs don't have to give off a signal to work though. A few mobile signal detectors around the prison and you can triangulate exactly where phones are being used and go confiscate them. Or would that be far too easy?
A lot of luddites with no imagination here
The finish is not great, does not stop you from prototyping a design with an excellent finish in ceramic, metal or wood from an online service. Also doesn't stop you from making structural replacements for a variety of things where finish doesn't really matter. Whatever happened to the make do and mend attitude?
Manufacturing had moved on to a point where crafting sophisticated parts was out of our hands. 3D printing (and associated software) brings that back to us. Most knowlegeable people are not under the disillusion that this will replace bulk manufacturing, it is a complementary technology. And in it's infancy with lots of room for improvement.
All the commentards here and the OP taking potshots because they don't get it really are the biggest dissapointment.
You are talking nonsense. The cheapest level of MSDN is nowhere near 5 grand and if your business is getting so much benefit from access to this software then why shouldn't you be prepared to pay for it as a business cost? Also with virtualisation, spinning up test environments is a matter of copying a few images these days. It shouldn't take more than hours to set up even a complicated environment with scripts.
Peoples simply have a mistaken definition of testing
Technet was always just for evaluation of products. The only testing it ever included was to see if the MS product was suitable.
What most of you are calling testing, trialing environments, performance, etc. is actually development and as such should always have been covered by MSDN.
If you are a sales partner then the action pack is for being familiar with the products! And the time limited images fill the evaluation gap.
Microsoft arn't taking away a service, they are clarifying a situation that people have been abusing. No you arn't entitled to all their products for next to nothing! What other company offers that?
the hard g crew are still the minority. They just make so much fuss that it seems the other way. Most people know how to say it correctly
In the past the register did an inconclusive story to stir up an argument like the trolls they are :) This time the author of the standard is definitively telling you the right way to say it.
Re: “They are wrong. It is a soft ‘G,’ pronounced ‘jif.’ End of story.”
Your logic is incorrect. You don't say JFEG instead of JPEG do you?
Did you say Jay-Peg or did you say Jay-Feg? The argument that it should be pronounced like graphics is invalid.
It was always 'jif'
It is amazing that even in the face of irrefutable evidence of the way it should be pronounced, people still prefer to stubbornly defend their incorrect way rather than admit that they were mistaken.
Yes there are words like giant and gifts that could lead you to pronounce it either way, but as soon as you find out the way it is supposed to be said then you are a fool to continue saying it incorrectly.
Understating the Motoactv
Most of theses are just screens or indicators for a host android device. The Motoactv is a fully functional android device in its own right.
Writing it off as a mere fitness mp3 player is pretty shortsighted when the future is more likely to be a miniaturised of that than any of these other glorified screens.
The next thing that will blow your mind is that Gigabyte is also meant to be pronounced Jigabyte. Hence the 1.21 Gigawatts quote from Doc Brown.
The problem with IP addresses is not in identifying the user. Normal people's poor understanding of computing is open to massive abuse as we have seen with media companies harrassing end users with no proof. A list of IPs is not evidence, it is completely open to tampering or total fabrication as well as hacking or spoofing. Even a signed log (which is rarely done) is only as trustworthy as whoever owns the box. The idea that if data came from a computer it must be correct and unrefutable needs to be drummed out of the legal system before you can put in place any fair mechanism.
a new unique way of funding the BBC
afterall tv licences are getting a bit outdated now arn't they
The endless text links arn't even sorted!
Yup losing millions and being a miserable failure is pretty much mandatory qualification for government and it's subsiduaries these days. Of course without offering massive bonuses there is no way they could attract such 'cream of the crop'.
Re: It cannot be invalidated by any subsequent licensing terms.
Nice try but if you had not seen a EULA at any point then you would not have been granted a licence so by default you would be in breach of copyright.
Not really, remember that this is based more towards archiving with most of the drives sitting idle in power saving mode. It isn't meant to be a like for like replacement for a SAN
Re: Security skills
This is nonsense, programming isn't any more accessible in Linux or on the Pi than it is in Windows. Put a bunch of Pi's in school and they will get just as neglected at the moment. Education has drummed the fun and imagination out of technology and turned it into a bunch of spreadsheets. THAT is what needs to change, not the platform.
Due to internation treaties on weapons in space it would in fact have to be a Fun Star instead
The Pi doesn't offer anything over a standard computer with USB. What they need is imaginative programming software/language that is easy to learn but uses the same principals as proper programming. Bottom line is it needs to be quick and easy to see some result and keep them interested.
If you read the story, he said NO sponsors pulled out!
Precisely, I now have no respect for the organisers due to the fact they paid any attention to a petty comment on twitter, let alone cancel a whole conference over it.
Equality is about equal *opportunity* not jamming black women in wherever possible to make up numbers.
Re: It's Agile's fault
That is Agile implemented badly.
where is the xzibit icon?
yo dawg, I herd you like security so we put encryption in your encryption
Performant is not a word!!!
So can I do that with my wages and pay no tax?
No amount of imaginative book keeping can avoid the fact that the money comes from the uk public and should be taxed! HMRC needs to grow some balls with these big companies and if the law doesn't support them, ask for some to be made.
Could it be that there are simply more free camera apps than paid for ones? Why the assumption that they must be nefarious? Likewise with text messaging, etc.
Re: Ah The USA
Exactly, by the same reasoning GB should storm into Google USA and shut them down!
Re: Invisible car in Die Another Day wasn't as bad as ...
Die another day is great as long as you turn it off when he goes to the island and pretend the rest never existed. A shame really because it started so well, that hovercraft bit could have been a classic.
The problem isn't a lack of IT teachers at all but the general method. A seperate subject for advanced stuff and to improve skills is great but all the other subjects should be done using computers all the time just like in the workplace. Teachers of other subjects need to improve on their IT skills.
At the moment we have the equivalent of 1 or 2 pens per class, once in a while a whole class gets one for a single lesson! Other countries have a pc or tablet per child all the time. We are *not* a world leader and will continue to be left further and further behind
3 phone OS's?
Yeah - Android, iOS and Blackberry!
Businesses and experts had been saying how rubbish this directive was long before it came into force and their input was completely ignored by the EU and it's useless MEPs. It is not for companies to give more input, it is for the MEPs to actually pay attention to the constituents that they are working for!
Re: Timberlake, is that swamp full of wood?
hah, confusing an actor with a film character what a hilarious notion! one day last week I was under the impression that sean connery was a secret agent, had me in stitches