Re: wireless cables?
>you plug it into the USB port ...and the laptop runs forever
You bought one of those silly new MacBooks?
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>you plug it into the USB port ...and the laptop runs forever
You bought one of those silly new MacBooks?
>The demand for 100Mbps has been falling since day 1 and since 2014 hasn't been above 15%.
Speed != bandwidth
Selling speed tiers is stupid. Get the bits off the nbn network and onto the users’ networks as fast as possible. Even streaming video doesn’t take that much. Sell the data cap instead. That provides the cash for total capacity.
I think Huawei is talking about carrier class kit, not phones.
In which case, yes, the allegations don’t appear substantiated.
All android phones snitch - that is their purpose. Carrier kit, not so much. Even so, if you aren’t securing your data from your carrier, you aren’t doing it right.
It’s just protectionism. It breeds inefficiency and increased costs for the protected side. You’re welcome to your Cisco sfp and ram prices.
>Morrow doesn't understand gamers don't use the bandwidth, video streaming does.
Unless the Steam sale is on...
Did they build much, or did they just buy and try to integrate?
They should have gone with gigabit fibre and sold data volumes.
Trump Derangement Syndrome?
Maybe there are lots of other people worth snooping on in the Whitehouse vicinity.
Most of the honey is close to the queen bee. Only bee-keepers are interested in the queen herself.
1. Why would a national security agency be dealing with child abuse? That seems like using the army for police work. Shouldn't they just provide training, rather than change the law?
2. Why would they be dealing with child abuse in someone else's jurisdiction? Shouldn't they pass the data to the relevant authorities rather than going all vigilante?
3. What is the limiting principle? Child abuse? Spouse abuse? 50 Shades re-enactments? Bullying? Kids calling each other mean names?
4. Is the course of action in using the ASD proportional to the stated problem? How many incidents of child abuse where the asd helped using a cyber-attack, occurred last year?
5. Can they explain how taking out a media server mitigates the stated problem of child abuse? Even if it was a live event, even if the ddos was successful, how is the child rescued from harm?
Preliminary analysis: Liars.
And when we are talking about the State, dangerous liars.
>Hello? Hardware? Built into the chip??
It would have been prudent to put the code out there in an emulator format before they baked it in.
But regardless, put your $%^#^ VM on-prem, not under someone-else's kit.
It is far cheaper and far safer than everything you need to do to mitigate the stupid cloud decision.
I think the commenter meant "editor" rather than "publisher."
If they curate content beyond what is required by law, safe-harbour should not apply and they should be liable for the content under their curator-ship.
I think the point of the article was that causing a controversy over something irrelevant is a time-honoured way of distracting people from your actual, significant mistakes.
Also, seems to be trying to restore favour with (American-definition) liberals after destroying net neutrality.
More proof of the generation-skipping matriarchy.
I feel oppressed. Who wants to grab their colouring book and form a safe-space with me?
Unmanaged infrastructures are unmanaged!
But cloud is so cheap and firewalls so difficult to manage!
Don't look at the CASB behind the curtain...
Or those fat comms links, or the very large firewalls we now need. Or the multi-10G routers. Or...
A full ms share point/ exchange stack would make no difference.
This this "small volunteer organisation" behaviour. I would have hoped, however, that IT people would know better than to trust IT.
That seems like a bit of a euphemism - tenants are usually separated from each other by walls.
>content that expressly and principally promotes, advocates, or incites hatred or violence against a group or individual based on characteristics...
Part of me says, "at last, a statement so wide it doesn't create discrimination" and another little part of me dies knowing "incites hatred or violence" is, these days, interpreted as, "someone disagreed with me."
I guess Spotify is going instrumental.
>A solution that no one wants for problems no one has.
Hmmm. I think we should be a little more accurate. There are real problems which it solves. It just appears to have used the worst possible method of solving them.
We needs a new presence protocol so that users can maintain identities separate from applications. We need to be able to create SAML logins and then have them hosted with arbitrary providers, such as ISP or facebook, but without them being linked to any particular application.
Then facebook depends on your identity and not the other way around.
>Free speech means we have the right to not promote those views.
I absolutely agree. We do need to understand that the legal system is downstream of politics, which is downstream of culture, which is downstream from morality.
The question is, does providing DNS mean you support the altright values?
- if you answer "yes" to this question, and you think GoDaddy has the right to not promote the altright based on terms of service, then logical consistency at the morality level says that providing a cake for a gay wedding is also promotion of gay values and the bakers have the right to refuse service.
- if you answer "no", do you still think GoDaddy has the right to determine who provides service to? Should they be forced against their will to provide service to altright organisations which do not align to GoDaddy's beliefs because GoDaddy is offering a commercial service to the public and should not discriminate? Essentially, does the State have the right to take GoDaddy's labour and resources and appropriate it as the State sees fit, to make them serve the altright?
The free speech arguments are not about freedom of expression. The free speech argument controls the outcome of arguments about freedom of thought, conscience and action, which control the outcome of the argument over freedom from State-imposed morality. This is why free speech is such an important issue and why free speech advocates are willing to defend the rights of those expressing the most vile views. If those people are kept safe, then everyone is kept safe. Once you abrogate the principle, no-one is safe (in the long run) and we might see the State and the Church Of The Left combine to force bakers into slavery through State-backed morality laws.
>trying the Windows logo key + Ctrl + Shift + B
*MS tips hat to Spectrum*
I'd like to see more citations to go with "Britain has warned..." phrases. With such vagueness, I assume journalistic bias. The withdrawal of encryption tech might have been a reply to a query about what we would do if excluded from Galileo when that isn't really on the cards. In which case, there is no sulking - you don't give your tech if there is no agreement to share. Oooooh Brexit leads to bad stuff. Or not. This looks a lot like a lot of opinion with very little basis other than, "what are the options for involvement with Galileo?" Which are
(1) stay involved like other states or
(2) don't be involved.
(1) seems better and since it doesn't appear to involve sovereignty issues, would be expected to be supported by all sides. The only issues in principle would be if there are unprincipled (given existing non eu state participation) eu bureaucrats.
So please, provide sources- and it shouldn't be buzzfeed or any other media outlet.
Isn't SMB1 turned off by default?
Samba appears to have had SMBv3 since 2015, so no real FLOSS requirement there.
>Please explain how I get through a working day doing that on a Linux desktop.
Some people are just born unlucky. ;)
Linux is great for custom data processing typical in IT, server systems and for scaling out. If you need a windows app, use windows. If you need both, use virtualisation or two boxes. No-one is going to hunt you down because you use windows. Not even MS does that - they just turn your stuff off. Maybe they'll slurp it first.
>"The Windows 10 April Update has begun seeping out from beneath the Redmond bathroom door"
Its Red[mond] and its seeping out from under the bathroom door?
Is it a blood-bath or just washing over a single corpse?
It was Tux, on my desktop, with
a lead-pipe an unused activation code.
>Flat monochrome not needed since upgraded from mono CGA/Hercules to EGA
Flat and square is very fast and has very low resource requirements. If everything is doing that, your system will be more battery efficient than using texture maps.
That's the only reason I can think of to do such a horrid gui.
Would that be someone asking for special privileges based on gender? It looks like it.
I can support "if dev then dontbe()" but why would you restrict it to women? That seems a bit spiteful or uncaring.
While it would be far too smug of me to point out tm running fine on my linux server, I will pause to consider whether Apple's complete lack of on-prem backup means for non-iphoney hardware.
In my estimation, you roll out the better solution before you kill the old one, just in case.
Not only does it seem like a gaping hole in the product solution, it also seems like a really stupid waste of an on-prem presence, even if you have no current plans for it.
I'm sure it is possible to sync the 256G iphone to the cloud... but does it make sense?
>If the CA/Facebook slurpfest hadn't been tied to Trump in some way none of this would be in the news whatsoever.
Well, the slurping of FB data by the Obama campaign was news. It was just that the media liked Obama and therefore praised him for it and moved on.
"Ex-Obama Campaign Official: Here's How We Were Able To Mine So Much Facebook Data"
I appear to have a fat cat but quite frankly, slimming down OS downloads mostly benefits MS.
I care far less about how much RAM the OS is using than the fact that Word frequently locks up completely, Excel frequently goes AWOL for 10-30 seconds (all white white window, lots of <ctrl> marks) as if its gone off searching for some stuff on the internet and is timing out. With 16G RAM and working off a local SSD, this should not be a thing.
Did I mention how much I hate the "send this document to someone via email" in Office 2016 takes both extra clicks compared to Office 2010 and *still* locks up Outlook while you're doing it? Everything appears to be getting worse, not better.
I don't need UWP and I don't need MS to censor profanity from my documents online - I need applications which don't induce profanity generation.
It isn't an OS, its an ecosystem.
Sadly, when you can saturate the ecosystem with your product as fast as MS can, there's nowhere left to go to "grow" so you start eating the small fry that live in your ecosystem and you grow. Then you eat the larger fish and you keep growing. Finally you are a huge fish in a relatively small pond and there is nothing left to eat.
If you're willing to pay for software and/or you want something crossplatform look at WPS Office and Edraw Max. I'm not associated with either company - I'm just impressed.
>>"We're not a publisher we're a platform so we're not responsible for anything we do la la la"
>It's wearing a little thin.
A recent 9th circuit court judgement held that YouTube's and Google's assertions of neutrality were "pure puffery" so maybe we'll see a little traction where editorial control is effected - which includes friendface.
If they can't take down these pics, so much for their "send us your nudie pics" gambit.
It's just a large corporate doing what large corporates do: externalise all possible costs.
Mostly wherever you do nat, you will still have a session table in IPv6 because it's a firewall.
On home lans, the issue is rubbishy kit breaking connectivity. On enterprise lans, bonjour is not a good thing, and troubleshooting without dns is certainly a thing. That makes things harder with IPv6.
We probably need routing protocols to include not just addresses, but names, which provides local resolution with the same trust level as numerical addresses. That's not dns, that's just route mnemonics.
Then IPv6 would be a lot less scary.
We could also start demanding voip over IPv6 only, so we can blacklist those scammers.
>double entendre (which is French expresson to start with)
I seem to remember Mr Fry suggesting that the frogs do not use the fraise.
My favourite funny of recent times was a comedian commenting on a room-mate who shopped at "tarjay." The comedian asked if a French accent really makes things sound better. "Ah I haven't see you in, what six years now. Where've you been?" "Ah, I've been in Pree-son. I was there for a double hommeeseed."
How about a 7p pack of polos?
Harry's hover mower, just look ....
>Being able to monitor individual DNS lookups is not the weakness here.
What if you combine it with TOR?
The other handy thing I can think of is to have a dns cache pretend to be a zone and allow isps to push their caches to on-prem dns servers as secondaries. Also you could have dns servers automatically refresh expiring entries regardless of user requests or lack thereof.
Yep. We can ignore all further requests to crack phones and weaken encryption.
Someone should probably inform the U.K. Parliament and US congress.
Its a broken version of IRC.
>This is particularly true with the children of the rich, who simply assume that they deserve to be rich.
That is a bit of an assumption in itself. If you learn by observing those around you and being taught by those around you, then those around successful people are more likely to be successful than those with no teachers.
It is also possible that they got the 36,000 windows phones for almost nothing due to their unpopularity and near eol status, and she's being made into a news story for click-bait or she's being set up by someone who wants her job. Maybe there was no money for a decent Android or iOS equivalent and it was that or nothing.
Or the general thrust of the story may be true. There are too many unknowns to make a proper assessment.
>Ignoring potential issues with large parts of that being made by subsidiary companies, the maximum fine under the GDPR is 4% of global revenue, which would equate to a potential $3.6 bn (or €2.92 bn) fine, if using the figure for overall revenue.
My guess would be that they would spin up a completely new company - not a subsidiary - and then use licensing (per end-user fees) or an intermediate sales-only company which just orders services from a "local cloud provider" to extract the revenue.
I don't think this is difficult. The local cloud company would have a support contract with MS-US but would be managerially and share-wise independent from the US.
How come they're using my default gateway?
I'm going to have to change my internal network to 220.127.116.11/24!
>Already Essex police are fining people base on dash cam footage sent in by the public
Perhaps, but what is the correct procedure when someone pulls in front of you and you no longer have a "safe distance" between you and the car in front. Ah, yes, the legally correct thing to do is to pull back until you have a safe (braking) distance.
Now who do you think will end up at the back of every queue?
What are some other rules... keep left unless over-taking? I'm sure that will go well for autonomous cars, stuck between lorries.
I fail to see the problem being solved with this tech. We'll still have the same number of cars on the road at rush-hour. It would be far cheaper and have a far more certain outcome to buy a few more trains. Maybe electrify city centre roads so cars could run without fume and without expensive batteries. Maybe limit autonomous driving ambitions to auto-braking ad-hoc road-trains on the motorway - essentially using sensors to remove the "reaction time" component to squeeze cars close together. Urban and suburban uses? Probably not for a very long time (tech-wise).
I suspect we can all agree that ipads (or any other tablet/chromebook) are nice. The question is, in an educational environment, do they warrant the cost associated with keeping them usable.
I think not.
Tech is fragile, that's generally why we cosseted it in data centres and keep data off corporate laptops and on corporate servers.
Tech is expensive. Yes, bits are infinitely copyable... unless the license agreement says otherwise. Those ipad textbooks mean people get charged year after year, rather than holding down the cost of education by people having physical books which they can pass on - maybe even donate them to the library. What would be the reaction if every year all students had to burn their textbooks because Pearson said so? Welcome to textbook licensing.
It's great that kids can always find their homework online. Wait, do we want to teach them that they don't need to learn to remember to write things down they will need to know later? There is little point hoping that IT *usage* skills taught in junior school will still be relevant in the work place, even if you believe the role of school is to subsidise work-training skills. Surely school should be about learning life-skills, the idea is to enhance the child, not the software. If the output is provided by the software, the child didn't do it. So what's the point? Do Apple and Google get a gold star?
If you have the resources to do IT in the classroom well, great and good for you. Most schools don't however, and when you try, you end up worse than if you didn't.
Personally, I see tech as non-beneficial to learning. The point of tech is to do the work for you. The point of school is learn to do things yourself. There's no benefit from the output of thirty more kids essays on the structure of a single cell. The benefit is in the process the children go through. Tech messes with that process. Schools need to look at the total cost of ownership and see if they can achieve a better result by spending elsewhere.
>Regardless, the 'cheating' in this case would be the breaking of the spending limits if that's what has happened.
I totally agree. But that isn't the focus or tone of all these articles. The narrative is all about an evil organisation which used some mind-control magic to change people's votes. There is obviously no way that people not under an evil magical influence would have voted "leave".
I'm not sure if those behind these stories think they are being subtle in arguing that the election is invalid and the result ignored.
The tone of the articles are so obviously partisan framing all this as both bad and exceptional. This kind of targetting goes on every day. Buy a flight to Italy, you'll get offers for Italian car-rentals. This is not an aberration, this is what facebook and google do for a living. This is exactly what Obama did and was praised for when he won his elections by the same newspapers who denounced both Brexit and Trump's election when they did exactly the same thing.
Don't get me wrong, I find it all abhorrent, but I take personal responsibility for it by not blabbing about my life on facebook. Even if they get a profile on me from those around me, I'm not seeing their adverts. If you don't like the power these organisations have, stop giving them free content and consuming their advertising. I'm not going to cry if facebook and Tumblr go under. Do you think Facebook or its clients (the ones who actually pay them for stuff) or the government want it to go away, or is it just too useful? Building profiles and micro-targeting is what the Cloud does. Don't come crying because you think it was used for evil. If you want it to go away, you have to kill the capability.
This level of creepiness is not just for social media any more. I see MS are banning profanity in O365 documents. Think about what that means. Are your documents "safe" in the cloud? Encrypted?
Nuke it from orbit, its the only way to be sure. We need new protocols to provide distributed authentication, presence indicators and RSS feeds so that we can share information with our friends and friends alone, without giving data to large organisations. Large organisations tend to evil. This is because as they grow, individuals (customers, voters, providers) become relatively less important. Larger organisations trample on those they disagree with. That may not matter to you while you are in power or in the majority. Welcome to the Minority.
Notice how Scottish independence went back on the agenda after the Brexit vote? That would be devolution of power to provide self-determination. Scotland splitting from the UK, just as the UK split from Europe. It is interesting how people suddenly want that ability despite being pro-EU. It is pretty similar, except of course the EU is not supposed to be a nation.
>Claims 'cheating' may have swayed Brexit poll.
Persuading people of a political view is not "cheating" its "winning."
Persuading people of a political view does not invalidate an election.
If attempted political persuasion is illegal, the BBC should be fined into oblivion. They have certainly made it their business.
The BBC have worked hard to lose my interest. I used to be a staunch advocate for them - I thought it useful to have a well-funded, reasonably-independent-of-government, non-commercial news organisation. Now their LGBT/race/feminist/pro-anything-foreign/anti-everything-traditionally-English activism coverage is just plain tedious and I no longer visit them. Too many times I thought there was a news story, but no, it was just propaganda. I don't even listen to the Friday Night Funnies any more. Yes Trump is an obnoxious idiot, but virtue-signalling isn't the essence of comedy. Half an hour of that is just boringly self-righteous. Why can't they just replay "Hancock's Half Hour"? I'd love them to dig up the show they did (in the 80's?) where they translated Macbeth into "Beano" style audio. "Cabin Pressure" was fantastic. Where are the people like Adam Curtis? I don't need to agree with everything said, but I'd like to perceive that some analytical thought has been applied.
>OK for oracle to keep appealing until eventually they get lucky and find a Google hating judge.
>not OK for second referendum, the people have spoken..
The idea of appealing up a court decision is that you reach a more competent court.
Are you suggesting there is a group more morally or technically qualified than "the electorate" to make the Brexit decision? Perhaps an elite who think just like you? Are you are thinking of forming "The Central Committee"? We can't really have the electorate making such important decisions can we?
>How do you secure something on a shoestring budget?
It is actually really easy.
You don't mix secure client systems with insecure client systems. No general internet access from a company system.
Then you offer to subsidise BYOD personal mobile internet, on the basis that internet access is required for some work purposes.
You get rid of massive complexity and ongoing corporate cost.
I detect a facetious tone. In the context of sex trafficking, what you are actually opposing is:
Rape = Bad, Giving Women the Ability to Neutralize Men's Physical Strength Advantage = Good
Are you sure you meant to do that?
As far as the advertising goes, I'm all for making things safer, though I am concerned if "making it safer" also raises demand, which increases trafficking. If safer = more trafficking, then I question the assertion of "safer."
>>with no scripting or editing of text files required.
>That's a flaw!
It's also not true of windows in general any more. There are plenty of things which must be done with scripts, in adfs and exchange for example.
Sure windows is easy to do basic things if skills are in short supply, but if that's your problem, maybe get a mac?
Price hikes have two purposes:
1. Hide/negate the downturn in demand for ms products
2. Drive users to azure.
Oh the joys of lock-in.
Linux and bsd make ms and all its unpleasantness irrelevant to me except as as source of amusement.
My company has a large number of non-digitally-enabled users who are planned to require occasional connectivity. In the old device-cal based world, this was no problem - a few shared machines was fine. Now with O365, those costs are going to blow out massively.
I looked at WPS Office. I tried loading up an IT detailed design to see how the word processor handled it. It was nearly perfect. The only problem I could see was that a "section break" appeared to insert an extra page break too. The spreadsheet also handled our awful 24k+ row spreadsheet no worse than Excel. Edrawsoft appears to provide a decent Vision alternative. These were all running in a Linux VM, without even base Windows providing GUI support. It was all very impressive and makes LibreOffice look pretty awful. Well worth a look if you want to cut costs while keeping the MSOffice look and feel and they give you Mac/Linux (some IOS/Android) support too.
My inclination is to push for a site-deal with these companies, roll them into the SOE and make users justify MSOffice if they want it.
On the assumption this is true, this is why we have application proxies.
Your infrastructure has no need to talk to the internet.
Oh wait. You bought Microsoft Windows 10? You use AWS public services?
You probably need to stop doing stupid things which make your security impossible to maintain, just because "everyone is doing it" or "its cheap."
Security problems are like staff problems: everyone complains its not possible, when what they really mean is they don't want to pay for it.
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