Means little chance of advanced life anyway.
The climate modelling is interesting though the results are not surprising.
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Means little chance of advanced life anyway.
The climate modelling is interesting though the results are not surprising.
Perhaps they just want to know your number? Though normally they have that anyway.
Certainly Facebook and Google just want your number.
So has Imagine (in Ireland), 10 years ago, previous owner using proprietary tech, then Wimax, now LTE. It's rubbish for real mobile. You need a roof aerial or set device / aerial on a window sill with near LOS to mast.
Maybe DSL, but Mobile is about 1000 to 10,000 lower performance and over 200x more infrastructure capacity than fibre.
Realistically one mast's sector can on average serve only about 5Mbps per user if it's economic and has a 200Mbps peak perfect signal for one user. Most mobile users will get about 1/4 to 1/8th by typical location of use of peak, then divide by number of users.
Even Cable (with cabinet fibre fed) is easily 200Mbps to every user at peak time.
Replacing fixed broadband by Mobile would need about 100x more masts and STILL be poorer than cable and especially fibre.
Peak Mobile or lab mobile or Non-LOS above 3.5Ghz mobile is not the real world.
It's not about spectrum (really).
1) It's about poor or over priced broadband, forcing users to use mobile at home.
2) Three predatory pricing (they make a loss on data, don't have enough voice)
3) Lack of single wholesale RAN means performance is 1/2 to 1/3 of possible in SAME spectrum
4) Lack of masts, because more masts means more running costs and CAPEX with hardly any extra revenue. It's CELLULAR. Capacity is increased by having smaller cells and cellular is all about frequency reuse.
5) New spectrum? The 3.5GHz and higher is useless other than for in office femto cells. The 700MHz is rubbish for cell size (too big) meaning poor capacity.
Interesting how much UK loses if Scotland leaves, EVEN if NI stays. If both leave it's a disaster.
Yes, people were just holding it wrong.
Apple fans may hate this, but Apple concentrates too much on appearance and not the functionality of the design.
A decent design doesn't need "protected" (except by copyright). Design is absolutely not just about radius of corner or colour. Those are mere details of the surface appearance.
Cosmetic details != Design.
Apple stuff is simply Braun / Rams minimalist philosophy carried to an extreme with physical robustness, internal functionality, repairability etc sacrificed. Considering the MASSIVE profit margin, average performance etc, Apple products are a triumph of marketing and cosmetic design over functionality and value.
Um, maybe the IBM and Wang.
But there were models styled better than any Mac, even before the Mac existed.
Most people put ugly (or not) bumpers / covers on their iPhone or iPad. To me that indicates a design failure.
Chinese worry me less than Microsoft, GCHQ and NSA.
The carry-on is x-rayed, I've seen video screen, and I can easily tell what would not be authentic (as I've repaired all kinds of laptops / tablets / gadgets). If there is any doubt at all on video screen, they examine it, question you and do extra search.
This is "security theatre".
They claim so it's not "manually" operated.
However a suitable timer is about £1 (maybe $1.50 or €1.50 a a quartz AA cell operated alarm clock has a mechanical pair of contacts closed once every 12 hours) or a barometric sensor about £15. Even someone clueless can buy two clocks and after breaking one apart in about a minute realise how simple this is.
This is complete nonsense as is the rather arbitrary size.
It's a gift to airport thieves and your gadget isn't usually covered by insurance if in the "check-in" baggage.
Any Apple accessory not pre-blessed by the fruity folk.
Even a BT eInk screen to work as notifications for any phone, tablet, PC ... oh was that the Pebble?
This was never practical except as part of an entire phone. A major issue too is that proper eink panels are far more expensive than LCD panels (excluding electronics).
This was doomed because too expensive and complex an accessory for too fussy a company.
No, the IoT can't be ridiculed enough.
It's inherent with low margin etc that security isn't addressed and inherent with desire to make the real money monetising private information that servers with your private info will be hacked, or at least deliberately sold on.
Well, I think it's immoral to support ANY of Alexa, Siri, Cortana, Bixby, Google Now/Go etc. They are poor voice recognition to facilitate data mining.
Crippled Android "Kindle Fire" tablets, or real eInk Kindles?
What possible offensive value is ANY eInk based ereader than a phone?
Another reason to avoid USA. Books on a real eReader make travel nearly bearable. Phones don't have the battery life and too small and inferior screen for reading.
How many phones can manage two films? Some can just about manage one if battery newish.
I read this earlier on BBC.
I'm baffled. Why does a bomb disguised as a laptop be safer in the baggage hold than cabin?
I thought this was why, ages ago, that after x-ray, all electronic stuff has to be powered up and demonstrated.
This sounds irrational. What's to stop some other source airport being used. Real "intel" or the same "security theater" we have had for years, not just a Trump Tweet?
It's programmed by humans.
"Artificial intelligence agents can invent their own language and talk among themselves to work out the best way to get a job done, a study has shown"
Buzzword bingo to get next grant.
It's not news and I've been telling people not to use Google's DNS. Use your ISP's DNS, they can know every page you look up anyway.
Makes no sense at all.
Study why Blockchain is distributed.
1) They like any content that gets page views, they'll only take it down if likely to be sued or prosecuted.
2) They only do PR, nothing else.
Google statements only designed to placate customers. Note that YouTube viewers are not customers.
Why was Google allowed to buy YouTube?
Or Amazon allowed to buy Goodreads, IMDB, BookDepositry and others?
Yes, it's been problematic swapping an EXISTING install to to a different vendor's ARM system, in comparison with basic BIOS, then ACPI, then EFI based boot commodity x86-64 motherboards or even laptops.
This also is the route not just for servers but ARM based convertible tablets (with keyboards) or ultrabook style ARM running iOS to replace MAC OS, or Linux to replace Windows. At present it's trivial to download and install Linux from a USB stick to an x86-64 based laptop, but needs rather more planning and customisation to install Linux instead of iOS / Windows / Android / Chrome on an ARM based tablet, or Linux based OpenWRT on a router.
I look forward to the day of being able to customise a Linux distro for TVs instead of the garbage inflicted on users called "Android TV".
"disclosed by payment security company Fallible.co"
Suggest they should make ethical investments.
Comparing Google with FAST is a red herring.
It's not about Google funding terrorism, but being prepared to make money for adverts, anywhere, with any partner for anything unless there are loud objections.
Taking down after the fact or dropping partners after the fact shows that Google is more interested in making money than proper governance of their operations.
Why does Google do ANY adverts on dubious websites?
Why does Google serve ads for illegal products and scams on "ordinary" web sites?
For a start, ban them from ads on Search and rigging their search.
They are NOT primarily a Search or Tech company but an Advertising agency + billboard company that's unregulated compared to roadside billboards.
"anti-ageing cream that is so effective"
E45 and other creams (many prescribed)) investigated by BBC and report on R4 and 5Live Extra. I was listening to the horror stories just before lunch. They are causing many deaths a year as they are too flammable. People have died from lighting a fag. Or burnt to death in bed, because the bedding is contaminated.
So there are worse things than wearables. I saw a photo and review of the Hushme on a UK paper website, I think it might be a great present for some press secretaries. Perhaps with a tube of super glue packaged as "anti-ageing" cream
POTUS Tweets etc.
There is a reason I don't believe the moon landings faked, or Area 51 had Aliens, or CIA killed Kennedy. No organisation can keep secrets that long, especially today if the files are digitally stored.
Friends don't put any of your info on Facebook.
Really good friends don't use Facebook, or else only anonymously with fake ID for non-personal purposes.
A reset does not remove state sponsored surveillance.
My solution is a disposable phone (and old laptop). Some usable Android tablets are under $60.
I'd not take any important or personal electronic equipment to USA or some other countries.
If true, it would prove either that Marketing are geniuses or too many consumers are dumb.
But then it might be an improvement over low budget soaps, reality TV and such.
Shouldn't all of these be illegal under EU privacy directives, especially German ones? It's not the same as switching on Commercial Radio.
Adventure and some other games will not work without a keyboard.
Is Deepmind even real AI, or a trojan to add more personal data to Google's silo?
Why is there a curtain?
"And why would I do that?
For some embedded purposes, NetBSD can be a good choice."
Maybe the poster was referring to using Google resources. NetBSD of itself is a good thing.
Despite the name in the UK, (Virgin, and bizarre re-name to Virgin in Ireland) Liberty Global's UK and Irish Cable operations have more now in common with UPC (their Dutch cable Co), though Liberty is a USA outfit.
After massive upgrade after purchase of Chorus (total junk) and NTL (not so bad) in Ireland, Liberty rebranded it all with UPC and the Tulip logo. Then after buying the UK Virgin Cable (and RENTING the Virgin name) they rebranded UPC in Ireland as Virgin (bizarre!) with Richard Branson appearing at a launch and many silly Irish media thought Virgin had bought UPC, when in fact the reverse was true.
Three here is rubbish because they sell data too cheap and don't build enough masts. Unlike UK, Three was allowed to take over O2 Ireland (Spanish Telefonica owned), despite all is outsourced and Three was not meeting licence conditions for years.
The Vodafone in Ireland isn't the cheapest, but where there is coverage, it works. Here in Ireland Vodafone partners with ESB for Fibre and took over all BT's retail (from BT's take over of ESAT).
All this telecoms stuff is complicated.
Coffee / chocolate fail?
I'm confusing 17.1 17.2 17.3 and 18.1, obviously.
Pretty simple to change desktop without dataloss or re-install. Harder to switch distro, (say Linux Mint with Mate) without fresh install, but switching to a later Linux distro than Ubuntu 12.04 is painless compared to XP to Vista, Win7 (bug fixed Vista), mad Win8.x or especially Train-wreck Win10
Dos User from 1981 to Dos 6.22
CP/M 80 from 1980 to 1992
Unix family from 1984
Linux seriously since 1999
Windows 3.0, 3.x, 95, 98
NT from 3.5 to XP (server 2003) and supporting evil Vista, Win8 Win 10 (mostly replacing last 3)
Supporting some Win7 still.
Upgrade of a server recently from Linux Mint 17 to Mint 18.3 was painless. Without any data loss or re-install. Try that on NT4.0 to Server 2003 or Server 2003 to later?
So really only windows left is 7, no comparison between XP hold outs and older Linux version users.
They do get occasionally fined and slapped on wrist, though the laws that apply to them already are obviously poorly enforced!
Close Twitter and Facebook
Force Google to divest YouTube and make search advert free.
Regulate and forbid most takeovers.
Perhaps make YouTube subscription based. No adverts on it.
Adverts make Search and YouTube owners dishonest.
Facebook type operations, privacy exploiting and funded 100% by adverts are bound to ignore content that generates adverts. So forbid it.
Regulate any media on Internet to same standard as print and broadcast.
Yes I know all impossible, but no-one in the West is even trying!
Actually LESS broadband (=Wifi) to Mobile integration is needed. TEN years ago it was figured how to roam from 3G to WiFi for Data, VOIP and even native 3G voice. But 3G, 4G or 5G femto cells replacing WiFi remove the need for that complex back end software and application / stack on the smart phone as the 3.5GHz 250MBps femto cell functions just like a 800MHz or 2.6GHz 4G mast.
While we are at it, forbid Mobile from deploying 4G/LTE on WiFi bands. That's just spectrum theft and a way to charge users for use of spectrum that should be WiFi.
1) Nothing to do with real broadband.
2) 5G is about mobile operator server integration and Mobile Network suppliers selling new kit, not broadband/mobile integration.
3) 5G will have almost no impact on real mobile, you need x3 to x10 more basestations.
4) The only significant aspect of 5G for speed is replacing nearly free to use WiFi with 5G femto cells using bands useless for real mobile.
Fixed broadband needs fibre period. High speed wireless links are well established and nothing to do with 5G, they are where fibre is uneconomic, which now is nearly nowhere as fibre is easily delivered any place that has mains sewerage, or mains water or mains electricity or mains gas.
Decent speed mobile masts also need fibre.
This is a nonsense statement
"far tighter integration between fixed and wireless connectivity in 5G than ever before"
Either 400 locations or 40 countries.
Not 400 countries, even if all USA States have a UDI.
doors, sensors, lights.
None of that needs the Internet.
Plenty of simple boxes / boards / routers etc with ethernet or wifi can securely connect the controller(s) of little things. That's the only sensible architecture, though in most cases don't connect sensors or controllers to the internet.
Such cheap controllers / kits are THIRTY years old.
There is NO reason why Twitter, Facebook etc should be exempt from the same rules as radio, TV, magazines, newspapers.
It's not about limiting free speech, but taking responsibility for your money making scheme.
There is nothing altruistic about Facebook or Twitter.
Mainly a point of principle by the operators as they don't want to be regulated as publishers or media. They are.
Your average "forum" takes more care about what is allowed to be published.
They are more interested in money than sensible oversight.
Countries, org gov edu com net info biz is plenty. More just makes scamming easier and it's a way to raise revenue from big companies.
A pity though that some are really just extra USA domains. Possibly .gov should not have existed as a TLD.
With giant optical and radio telescopes. Maybe on far side so shielded from Earth interference and maybe one on either pole.
You'd need a very big array to reach Mars.
I'm looking forward to "James Web" space scope. I hope the launch and deployment is OK.
DDOS Ping of Death is what your auditors are thinking of.
I agree, there are more serious issues if your device is advertising a host name on Internet. I advise people not to use a Mobile modem directly but one with a firewall and then wifi/usb/ethernet to laptop.
However phones, watches, tablets etc that connect direct to Internet via mobile are a problem and often have no firewall.
I wish I understood it. Only 800,000 years? Seems like a blink!
I thought that in fact most of the running copies of Win10 where given away free.
I wonder what the % piracy of Win 10 is compared to Win98 and WinXP?
It's not a real patent. It should be chucked out.
Though it's USPTO and USA, so probably it won't. :(
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