I recommend anyone who has to wear a lanyard familiarise themselves with the "alpine butterfly" a nice easy knot for putting a loop in a cord without needing access to the ends. (Use at your own risk in cables!)
2805 posts • joined 14 Nov 2007
"Just because someone might have questions about one event, it does not follow that they will swallow any and all conspiracy theory"
It doesn't follow, but it certainly has predictive value, both in how likely they are to believe other CTs and how pointless it is to talk to them.
Whilst I agree that the *user* of a corporate VPN might not care about DNS leakage, the corporation should.
Unnecessary information leakage is always a problem, even if it just enables social engineering attacks (eg which vendor support pages you are visiting).
As the tunnel is already there, there's really no excuse for not sending DNS queries through it.
Google still frequently misreads my email and frightens me by popping up notifications for train journeys on the wrong dates.
Even when it has notified you of a train journey and must "know" you are on a train, and where you are getting off, it does stupid stuff like asking you if you want to check in at the Mailbox when you're sitting on the train at Birmingham New Street.
I'm torn because I absolutely agree with you that politics should be removed from education but feel that your focus on "PC" is entirely wrong.
I would argue the problem is more to do with setting curricula centrally, micromanaging teachers and setting, and trying to achieve, fairly arbitrary targets.
Its not only you: I would agree that few run time bugs are type errors. It can increase tooling sophistication, as the IDEs then "understand" more of the code.
My most productive (and favourite) language remains the dynamically typed Smalltalk (even that will barf on 1+"a" unless you specifically create a method to perform it, but it will happen at runtime.
I've had those kind of type errors at runtime, sure, but you hit them and fix them in the very early stages of testing, so I'm not sure static typing is worth the effort. Other's mileage may vary, of course.
"At best, it would have hit her at 11.5 m/s or thereabouts (24mph)." - Lee D
Firstly, and decent car can brake at 1g. An XC90 has a 100km/h stopping distance of 36m. So, a=v²/2s gives us a deceleration of 10.7m/s² or 1.1g
(Surely the car deceleration increases as the velocity drops, so this is a minimum.)
A single second (1.0s) of full breaking could therefore reduce the impact speed from 40mph to 16mph. Its still gonna hurt, but it's an order of magnitude less likely to be fatal. Even if your calcs were right and you can only get down to 24mph, it must be at least 5x more likely an adult would survive such an impact than a full 40mph impact.
Note also that you only need another ~0.5 seconds to avoid the impact altogether.
@Vimes: "It's a mistake to portray leave voters as stupid in my opinion, especially when the government itself didn't know initially what leaving would entail."
Insert the word "all" and I'd agree.
Before the referendum I engaged with over 1000 people about Brexit on social media and news media comment pages. Of those, 956 engaged with 2 or more responses to my questions. 37 of those were "it's just how I feel" type answers, and 9 had serious arguments that actually made me think.
All of the rest were absolute, utter, irredeemable morons. Now it's quite possible that 99% of remainers are also morons. But they were voting for the status quo, which is a slightly different thing.
Way back when I was a lad, people who had no real knowledge or understanding or interest in politics used to say so. Now it seems that a lot of those same people have unaccountably strong opinions. Here's a typical exchange:
Brexiteer: "Why do Remainers treat me like an idiot? Show me some respect and you'll see I have good reasons, I've done a lot of research"
Me: "Ok, give me your one best reason for voting Leave"
Brexiteer: "Well, there's so many, but probably the most important one for me is the status of the Commissioner. He's like a godlike figure: he's not elected, he can't be censured by the commission, and what he says goes"
Me: "Errm, he is elected, he can be censured, and he doesn't really have much executive power"
Brexiteer: "You see, you're just dismissing my arguments out of hand"
Me: "Not really, I'm just pointing out that, after "all that research" and the opportunity to give me your very best reason for voting Leave, you've just said three things that a few seconds of internet search would confirm to be false"
Brexiteer: "Well, I still stand by my original position"
Luckily for me I met the out-of-my-league Mrs Woods in a nightclub where she made the first move, God knows why.
But we have a single friend, younger than us (i.e. 40s) who is nice, witty and in fabulous shape (possibly because she is an HGV driver delivering heating oil!). She's tried a couple of dating sites but just ended up with one-date utter bellends.
I'm hoping to find her a nice nerd who will appreciate her. Let's have a commentard photo/profile gallery...
(You won't need my photo as a) happily married and b) have the great misfortune to look almost exactly like Anders Brevik).
A lot of web forms incorrectly reject it but a "plus form" address (RFC2822) is what you are looking for.
firstname.lastname@example.org will be delivered to yourname@yourdomain; but you can still see the originally used recipient name, so when you get spam/phishing to, for instance, yourname+CW@yourdomain you know who leaked it.
Them: "Can I get some security information before we proceed?"
Me: "Can I ask you a question first?"
Them: "Well ..."
Me: "If I did have an account with you, what would be your advice about sharing security information with unknown people?"
They: "Oh, you should never do that"
Me: "Thought so. Goodbye"
"UK tort law starts with having to show a "loss", and your time is worth .... nothing." --- JimmyPage
But, if you can't fix it yourself, and you pay someone to fix it for you, I think* their time is worth something, and you might well be able to claim that having to pay them is a 'loss' you might expect to be at least partially reimbursed.
Perhaps, by making the updates compulsory, MS have increased their exposure to such claims?
Money doesn't just disappear from an economy.
If you give researchers, or any normal citizens, money to do stuff, you'll get some back immediately in tax. The rest will be spent on goods and services, and more tax will come back, ad infinitum.
The only way to "disappear" money is to give it to the people who are equipped to move it out of the country where it escapes national taxation. And where, even if it is used, none of that money comes back because even if it is subjected to taxation, it now benefits other national economies.
Biting the hand that feeds IT © 1998–2018