"Indeed, this is Exactly how apple sell iPhones to similar idiots."
How dare you call me a 'similar idiot' ... I am unique.
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Thanks for this very stark warning. As an 'adviser' to foreign students studying at UK Universities, I have become used to receiving significant volumes of MS Word documents, like theses, containing multiple media types. Is there a practical alternative? If not, what effective precautions can be taken?
Forgive me, I'm laowai so I speak English only. I know, but don't much care, what a Blockchain is. But what in Ada's name is a 'Dude'? It looks like a typo: should it not be 'Dud' ? If not, how is it pronounced? 'Dudee' ? It's used here in The Register, so it must be an IT term of some sort - with an obscure origin, like 'byte', perhaps. Somebody explain why I should understand and use this word in my work.
Without hesitation I would add Iain M Banks to the list of those who have passed but find hope for the future in the writings of Liu Cixin. His trilogy (The Three Body Problem, The Dark Forest and Death's End) are philosophically challenging, educational, moving and quite topical.
Ah that's all fixed then, isn't it? You did validate the assumption that the large number of users* who are well past the age of geek-ness fully understand " run "ipconfig /release" and "ipconfig /renew" to get back online" - didn't you?
* btw you do FULLY appreciate the difference between a user and a subject matter expert, yes?
I found the article interesting and entertaining but the question of IP protection and security nagged at me constantly as I read it.
Bearing in mind that cyber crime is now one of the really profitable on-line enterprises of today (thank you Microsoft), surely there must be continuous attempts by states, groups and individuals to access ARM's IP through unlicensed means? And we have seen enough notable successes by such criminals in recent years to make me think that no means of protection via security is fool proof. So what can ARM do? Is operating their R&D processes completely off-line (physically and logically) either sensible or possible?
However an even bigger risk is to ARM's IP after it has been transferred to a partner. Those partners are, on average, going to be slightly less motivated than ARM itself to protect that IP. Worse, as the number of parters increases so does the risk of one of them shooting themselves in the foot accidentally or, depending on personal cupidity, on purpose.
The ownership of the IP cannot be protected through legal processes. The most likely source for cyber criminals for this sort of prize is going to be Russia or China, where IP protection is in practice impossible depending on how well connected the relevant government official is and how much he might be able to enrich his life.
What's ARM's strategy here?
I protest; vigorously: Queensland is NOT in the middle of nowhere; it's well to the right of it, both geographically and politically. And I'll also endorse the Health System there: good care in Princess Alexandra hospital 55 years ago means I'm still well, physically......
Although I buy into one of the central messages of this article (apps. are as much a source of vulnerability as the underlying OS), the numbers are misleading: they refer only to known issues. What the total number is (i.e. including the actual, but as yet unknown, issues) is anybody's guess. And anybody does have a habit of guessing, doesn't he?
Typing the first of these search arguments into my version of LInux Chrome, with Google as default engine, produces a majority of hits as quotes from the the Bible: Jonah, Proverbs, John, Judges, 1st Peter, James, Matthew, Moses, 1st John and so on. Not a naughty bit among them.
I don't have any great concern about the technology MS is using or how they deploy it - for this application. What immediately turns me off this article is the use of the word 'Bing'.
Come on you chaps out there with the highly developed sense of, well, something: what possible justification can there be for the use of this utterly inane word here in quasi-literate UK? What possible connection does it have to IT? In fact. to anything?
It looks like crap; it reads like crap; it feels like crap; it must be crap - yes?
I don't know enough about the need for Java and hence the risk implied by this article. Is 'Java' the same as 'Java script'? What is 'java in the browser' and how do I eliminate it if I need, at the same time, to retain 'java' on Windows (various generations) and LInux to run some applications?
Basic guidance would be appreciated.
Well, I went to the downloadmoreram web-site - and find that I have to download 4GB of RA via my browser. You would have thought that they could at least have made a torrent available, hmmm? Or at least they could have made RAM into rar, probably halving the download traffic.
That's quite important with VirginMedia: the zeroes are often too round for the fibre-optic cable; you could rotate them 90 degrees around their vertical axis of symmetry, but then they would like too much like ones. It's my I bet the ones would come down the wire quicker if they were also rotated 90 degreees, to look like hyphens.
RBS should use advance critical thinking skills like this. Oh, wait....
Thanks for this comment - especially the link to gigapan. That's just wasted half a morning for me!
I have 50+ years of photographic experience, sadly this is actuallly about 100 times 6 months of the same novice experience; your comment has explained, in one simple paragraph, what I have failed to unerstand in all that time and why my Nikon D80 delivers such poor images [poor operator (80%) + poor lens (20%)].
I opened the url you quoted. The very first thing I see is a large image carrying the words "...serving 14 million customers...."
This changes the argument a little, doesn't it?
Further, the volume you quote seems to be the total supplied by Thames; the original article is suggesting desalination as an adjunct to the existing sources of supply - not a total replacement.
I would also question the unit cost that Thames Water might have to pay - 6p. This doesn't allow for off-peak units being cheaper, and Thames bargaining power being far greater than ours. We are the domestic 'prey' of the electricity supply companies, whose greed is un-constrained, even by their main supporters club - the appointed Government regulator.
The additional cost might be no more than £1 per week per household - which is not an unreasonable price to pay for the additional benefit that would be enjoyed.
He'sjust reacting to having heard the expression 'get-go'.
FFS Reg. can we leave out these blatant 'west of the Atlantic' expressions for ever, from now on? We are, after all, talking about a region of London - you know, London, UK (good grief, how many really significant ciites called 'Paris' are there, aside from that in France?) <sign>
Your prediction seems reasonably believable from our wesern perspective - but that might be the mistake in our thinking. The word you used - harmony - has such a powerful meaning in China. Chinese culture imbues their entrepreneurs with a sense of competition that is far more visceral than you find here in the West. They treat each other under the maxim that 'business is war'. But, paradoxically, they are also supremely effective at working together in the national interest - because of another outstanding cultural characteristic: nationalism. In the Chinese view there are only 2 types of people in the world: Chinese and foreign.
So let's wait a while and see the results before we judge them. At least it is an innovative approach.
btw El Reg. can you please make it clear whether you are reporting Chinese personal names in the UK format (First name, Last name) or in (reverse) Chinese format.
Let's hope that the merger releases some cash for investment in another 16MB of RAM, or (oh! heaven) a dual core processor, for their (apparently solo) server - watching so-called streaming-videos on their site at what is effectively 1 second per minute is not a great user experience. You tend to lose the thread of the story after a while.....
I tried clicking some of the old PS/2 mice I have lying around in a box - single click only mind you (have to follow instructions carefully in IT, eh?). Did I see any of Newtons papers? You must be joking.
I hate these exaggerated claims. ("...you <copulating> moron, even my grandmother can use Linux....)
Shirley it depends on what you decide the boundary conditions are: if you start with the CO2 that was absorbed by the growing tree then you are already in a CO2 deficit situation (something put it there to start with - perhaps on early geek burning his pre-cambrian copy of El Reg). The subsequent 'grow/burn' cycle still leaves you with a deficit balance, doesn't it?
By extension to the limits of boredom, we have to blame it all on the Big Bang.
I assume that rural Sweden (Denmark) has a highly developed, regular, frequent, reliable, reasonably priced public transport system, running 24/7/365 for use by the rural poor?
This story suggests a new tax opportunity: we could designate our (unusually high) share of unemployable FuckWits in this country as Professors and tax them accordingly.
Ami Pro, while being a pretty good product, was, at first, a WSINWYW product. I was going to say that Easy Writer was the first WYSWIG product, but in a bout of honesty and painful recollection, I have to say, with all due respect to past friends on the west coast, it was much more of WYSINFG.
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