well for the time being, I just bought another BB Classic from ebay to use when my current one wears down ... because indeed, the phone without keyboard is not much to me.
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Re: Perfect for the wannabe creator market
From my humble (really) experience with drawing programs, the high resolution is very useful BUT only if CPU power (and memory) to draw the screen in realtime is available. The GPU is actually not that very useful, most of the time.
Re: "make copyright in the public interst"
@LDS you are correct, but it should be be no surprise that dirty tactics from one side had eventually invited the same from the other.
Re: Interesting approach
Excellent indeed, since all of: battery wear, probability and the severity of fire are proportional to the amount of energy held by the battery. If battery charging is capped to 60% this makes the potential fire less severe and significantly less probable. Not to mention giving the owner the nudge to finally have the blasted phone replaced.
Re: This is embarassing
"mission creep" is one thing I fear from this government. Or more specifically from Mrs May.
This is embarassing
Hope Virgin gets slapped by the ICO
... or Bloomberg. Hopefully that would stop them from confusing official tweets with spoofs.
App proves Rowhammer can be exploited to root Android phones – and there's little Google can do to fully kill it
In the long run ...
... Google could mandate ECC for Android phone memory. I wouldn't be first when "enterprise feature" leaked down to handsets...
I wonder how do they propose to cope with the formation of isotopes in the nuclei of examined material. Or is the total dose of radiation used to small to worry about the amount of isotopes produced?
Icon selected to match my level of understanding in these matters.
Re: I think we have to look on the bright side here
Even 5% , in decade, would be a nice piece of
pie cake to have.
Re: I think we have to look on the bright side here
Also, thanks to Intel stronghold on datacentres, more and more customers are looking at alternative architectures. This might not have been the case if there was strong competition in ia32/x64 architecture. As the things are, both IBM POWER and ARM have a fighting chance.
Yes, but as I pointed out above, your first mistake was allowing the sensitive VM to be hosted in the first place. This technology makes better sense when used to tie sensitive VMs to on premises hosts, while allowing non-sensitive ones to migrate to cloud. The way Microsoft could play it (and it is curious they apparently chose not to) is that you can migrate VMs more liberally into the cloud if you have strong guarantee that some things will always remain on premises.
Protect your VM against rogue host administrators
What a curious concept. Well I guess it actually makes sense in a large organization, but the traditional way to handle that was separation of concerns and good architecture. Come to think of it, "good" can be tricky.
There is one thing this is going to be useful though, it's a hybrid (on premises & hosted) cloud, where user can be assured that some services won't ever move to the hosted cloud (but are otherwise free to move between on premises, selected "trusted" hosts). Interesting that apparently Microsoft is not trying to sell it this way (with Azure, of course).
I wonder what's BT position on this
Provided that btinternet domain is hosted by Yahoo, what's the relation of US government snooping program to mailboxes owned by BT? Because I suspect that US position is "nothing to see here, move along" but BT should care about their user's privacy? Surely ... ?
Re: 'Digital Natives' are totally oblivious to how it works
With age comes wisdom
I think that's it. The thing about security scams is that they depend upon social engineering. Which is not a new discipline by any measure. People with more social experience tend to be better at recognizing that they are being manipulated.
Depending on the amount of RAM installed (at least 20GB of RAM per TB of data, plus more) users may be able to enable deduplication. I can imagine that in some test cases this might yield 10x , although how they fit 6TB of RAM in a single chassis I do not know. Also, LZ4 compression gives a very nice balance between CPU cost (very low - reduction in IO load alone is worth it) and compression rations.
And do not even think about enabling compression.
Oops, exactly wrong word used here. I meant, so not even think about enabling deduplication. On the other hand, you will definitely want to enable LZ4 compression across the whole pool, including for poorly-compressible data.
@TP it is not difficult to experiment a little with ZFS, but I recon the performance issues Trevor found were mostly related to the size of tested appliance. 50GB ARC, 200GB L2ARC, 8GB ZIL and 3TB actual storage is about the same range I use for home data store (using ZFS on Linux). You will want more L2ARC and ARC for little more serious load. And do not even think about enabling compression.
Re: no acceptable
OK, and how is that relevant to TrueNAS? Oh you mean, the importance of testing of failure modes? It seems in contrast to HP, iXsystems are doing more testing perhaps?
Re: Fail over?
As Trevor said, this is not a cluster. Clusters are not natively supported by ZFS, for this you need something like Gluster. Or proprietary closed solution from Oracle, which will all know is a trustworthy* partner.
*trustworthy, as in "I trust you will take my arm at some point, and remaining limbs some time later"
Re: "richest country currently on earth can't get behind true research"
China does, however, have a wiser R&D investment strategy than the richest country on Earth.
Indeed. Although given the volume of treasure notes held by Chinese it is quite possible that one and the other are the same. Not really sure either way ...
Nice presentation there, thanks!
... there was “too much inheritance”.
“Making a single change in one object sometimes required making changes in everything it was inherited from.”
That happens when developers apply OOP mindlessly. The purpose of good software design is to reduce coupling and increase cohesion, not the other way around ...
Not to mention that Intel is no longer the leader in the fabrication process. Well, not for much longer anyway, with both TMSC and GF pursuing 7nm quite aggressively.
At this moment Intel's biggest advantage is established (actually, it well past the point it should have been called "legacy") instruction set and binary compatibility going back decades. But that means little for a company with enough software developers to invent their own (and successful for that) language.
" I’ve updated my laptop to an operating system that guzzles a full battery charge in less than half an hour"
Dabbsy, careful there, if the battery is being discharged this fast this implies a very large load - which will lead to significantly shortened battery life. And guess what happens if Li-Ion battery is put under significant load when it is past it's best.
My private SMTP/submission server is using GlobalSign certificate, I wonder when it will stop working ...
Re: i see what you are saying, but...
You can't keep adding Poles, thanks to Brexit.
Oh sorry that's wrong capitalisation and wrong thread, let me go back where I came from.
(which is in London, actually)
Re: Just what we need
Not necessarily, at least this one comes with optional remote cryptographically signed auto-update service.
Re: This is bad
see icon ->
Re: This is bad
If you are genuinely concerned about your lifestyle, you should know that the amount of walking necessary to grab a coffee or performing minimal house chores is nowhere close to actual exercise.
Re: The grew the business...
"The grew the business... by making a loss. In what reality does that even make the slightest bit of sense?"
Actually it makes lots of sense, always did. A business usually falls in one of three categories 1. spending less than it earns (in which case it is in surplus, which should be invested) 2. spending about the same as it earns (point of equilibrium, difficult to maintain esp. when growing) 3. spending more than it earns (in which case there is deficit and money needs to be borrowed). There are very few large businesses in category 2., most are either borrowing (i.e. 3.) or investing (i.e. 1.) . Needless to say, the roles usually change (borrowing this quarter, investing another). They can be also investing in themselves but that rarely puts them in category 2. because the money flows usually happen at very different points in time (e.g. spend money now to design a new product and earn from its sales next year), and that puts them in category 3.
In this case we are obviously talking category 3. which means FB must be borrowing money from somewhere. Back to where I started, even though many people abhor borrowing, it is actually often cheaper than the alternative. Example: if you were to buy a new mobile phone (but already have some contract) your choice would be to 1. sign to a new mobile network contract with subsidised phone or 2. buy an unlocked phone yourself using your credit card. Assuming your credit card has average interest rate and that you are able to pay the phone off much faster than the contract length (from option 1.), you will be better off using option 2. (that is, borrowing money from your bank) rather than signing into mobile network plan. This is easy to check, the key phrase is "mobile network plan with subsidised phone". Of course, if you still abhor borrowing (and from a bank!) you are perfectly free to sign into a contract, it is your money to spend as you will. You will be still under an obligation to pay money back, except that your contract is not with a bank, but with mobile network, and I understand some people prefer that or, more often, do not think about it at all.
Many businesses do not have such freedom, as they have a duty towards their investors to avoid spending money unnecessarily. Assuming that the company directors know what they are doing, and that they envision future profits from current investment in excess of the borrowing costs, then borrowing money is the right way to grow a business. Even more: if they are not envisioning future profits in excess of the borrowing costs, they are definitely not going to grow a business (because they would be better off nursing surplus, at the extreme even selling off, and investing it in another business, i.e. investing outside). This is of course dictated by the borrowing cost - but as long as the market thinks the company is credible, these will be relatively low. Obviously, that borrowing cost hits the accounts in the short term, hence creating loss. Which means that yes, you will be growing a business by making a loss.
Re: Could they chose a different time
As if there was much fallout from previous leap seconds. Yes there are real-time systems which need to be synchronized to a high precision and have independent clocks. Yes there is going to be a bit of faffing around to ensure that the time difference caused by clock drift is accounted for. It was always the case, but hopefully you have learned at least a little bit how to handle that. And, on the positive note, there are going to be fewer such systems live on the day which is considered to be a holiday by large part of our civilization. For one, I am quite certain there will not be any trading on 1st Jan.
It might be bad configuration, agreed. The trouble is, their service told them repeatedly that the configuration is fine, then they upgraded FC from 4Gb to 16Gb and replaced VMAX kit as well, and the performance was still bad. Which tells me that someone selling this kit made a good money, yet the client was still suffering from poor performance. Which means that yeah, if the configuration was wrong, the both the sales and service were totally shit and do not deserve to be ever used again. Hence, move to a different platform makes sense - even if all their problems might or might not have been solved with a well advised configuration tweak instead.
Re: seems like a bad config
Note, this is a firm with 11,000 employees - I suppose there is some serious load on the filer there. Quite possibly multiple databases servers running at the same time on the same store, too. Definitely lots of VMs (they said as much).
Before this "flash crash", GBP/USD was at 1.26, now it is just above 1.23. This is huge difference, nowhere close to recovery.
Re: F*** You Spotify
Well, I did. And closed my premium account on the occasion, was paying for some 5 years but finally got fed up with it.
Re: Daylight Savings
There could be another reason for every-half-hour-chirp, as I have learned with a dumb smoke detector - dust inside. You have to occasionally take the vacuum cleaner to certain types of smoke detectors, and I did not know that until I got really annoyed by these chirps (and after having replaced the battery)
That's not a black hole
Well I guess, you guys really do not want to get removed from Apple's shit-list.
Thanks for the interesting link,though!
"Miss Lovelace, there is this gentleman here ..."
Re: Microsoft & Nokia
I think this is likely linked to C-level executives making decisions they are not qualified to make.
Re: Revised image distance
No surprise it's little blurry - I am willing to bet the camera had fixed focus at "infinity"
ha, ha, ha ...
So, the "panacea" for buggy code is a new and very complex GUI toolkit for figuring out where clients are not clicking?
Thank you, I will pass. PC-lint and compiler warnings work for me. And sane design, with the goal of reducing complexity.
Re: Another possibility
But lanyards look nasty, and I cannot have anything nasty attached to me shiny!
Icon for preferred alternative, at least it will keep you warm (for a short while)
I do not care that Blackberry is not making them anymore - will buy one anyway. One and the only Android phone with Blackberry keyboard, it is not going to refuse to work just because vendor is not making new ones.
I really, really hope ...
... this is not the end of phones with real keyboard. But probably few years before someone comes and fills the hole left by
RIMBlackberry. For now, since I cannot type on touch screens and am not willing to learn it, I am going to make a small stock of Blackberry phones.
@richardcox13 yup, I think that's exactly the problem they are trying to address. Users are sending ever-increasing amounts of data over the same old network. And by "amounts of data" I mean more and larger files. It just so happens that we have more and more devices attached to networks, and as they are becoming more powerful they also happen to use, or produce, larger files. Or alternatively more of them. Consider a size of single RAW image file for typical DSLR was 10 years ago some 3MB, now 30MB due to higher resolution and dynamic range (digital imaging is just an example). Or growing playlists in whatever streaming service we happen to use and with higher quality files, etc. Or growing popularity of streaming TV, and the list goes on.
Re: Make secure the default state
Or even better, a legal requirement for all IoT firmware to be open to customers (or just plain open source). This would discourage people who should not be in this business in the first place, and encourage innovation in actual hardware, as opposed to "USP features" implemented only in software. This would next lead to keeping the firmware simple, which also means easier to secure (not to mention robust) - it is a win-win situation. It might even eventually lead to standardization of parts of firmware.