Learn what it means, and deny myself the delight of watching my kids squirm when I use their slang inappropriately? No-way-balls.
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"People [could do bad things...] It’s a realistic possibility, granted that a lot of machine learning software is open source"
I'd offer that these statements form a non-sequitur.
Isn't this what people used to say about encryption? Proprietary = more secure? That didn't work out too well, did it?
Better that vulnerabilities are out in the open, rather than being quietly exploited by those "in-the-know".
This kind of research is possible specifically because the algorithms are so accessible.
I can't think of a single invention that doesn't stand on the shoulders of previous inventions. Following this through to its logical conclusion, one might be tempted to think that nothing has been invented for millions of years. Hmm..
Makes for an interesting precedent, whereby all companies operating on the internet are liable to follow all laws in all countries.
It's difficult to see how that might work.
That's the daftest conspiracy theory I've ever heard when everybody knows that NASA is a sham, GPS and satellites are a fraud, and that it's impossible to orbit a flat earth.
Wake up, sheeple.
Delivery systems for fans of...
...cold, wet food that has shared 40 minutes in a sweaty box with the other orders that happened to be vaguely along the way to your house.
For me, there's something rather appealing about the accountability of the restaurant (when it owns the whole process from kitchen to front doorstep) as opposed to the passing of the delivery process over to the scalpers.
Calling all media professionals...
...you dare to use non-Apple software for your work? Think again, motherfuckers. We have the levers to make your life difficult, and we just chose to pull them.
"Windows is a bad platform for dealing with media" is an important piece of disinformation that continues to propagate despite its evident untruthiness. However, in pulling this plug without warning, Apple can certainly reinforce this perception.
A new IE6 for the next generation. Sufficient time has passed that a whole younger generation of devs and users don't remember why a browser monopoly is a fucking terrible idea.
I use Firefox because it isn't Chrome and it isn't IE (both of which have serious issues with the commercial concerns of their respective owners and the agendas that they are trying to push). Let's not remove that choice.
...because everyone wants to walk around looking like an utter twonk. Until it becomes difficult to distinguish between the haves and the have-nots, this tech won't fly.
Yet another webkit/bink browser?
Meh. Without some care, in few years time we'll be looking at webkit/blink/chromium dominance and wondering where all the competition went.
Re: Expensive but worked - when is that a problem for mission critical systems?
Indeed. The project management triangle of "Fast, cheap or good... pick two" seems highly relevant here.
I'm not sure I like this...
... trend of software vendors turning my browsing machine into a bunch of exploitable web-services.
So they make a browser that also has an accompanying service that listens for HTTP requests on localhost for "commands". That's quite a wide attack surface for a "locked-down" browser.
It does make me wonder how safe the spotify client is, given that it operates in a surprisingly similar fashion in order to interact with web-pages.
This looks like the kind of problem
caused by using regular expressions to filter HTML content. Regular expressions are very poorly suited to the job of dealing with HTML and getting the filtering right becomes a game of whack-a-mole, as we can see here. If the content's going to a browser, it should be parsed with the same tools that a browser uses. To suppose that a "parser" built using completely different technology can stay current is talk from imagination-land.
...of the dumbest ideas from dumbville
If experience has taught us anything, it's that there's no way that embedding a closed-source Adobe plugin at the heart of a browser isn't a good idea.
...because their previous form is impeccable.
Yes, it would take time to port over all the applications
Ah, the old "just make it work like the old one" brief. In my experience, that's the kind of project that just runs and runs. A real risk that would probably outweigh the risk of Windows in terms of cost.
periapsis, apoapsis muddle....
The orbital measurements in this article are back to front.
The periapsis is the lowest part of the orbit and the apoapsis the highest.
I'm surprised that they're flying a knackered spacecraft so low. Atmospheric drag at 400km above Venus will be significant.
Re: SOP when buying new laptop (with Windows, obviously)
A more generalized SOP experience: Install a clean Windows from (say) MSDN. Realize that your laptop is fucked because you don't have any of the right drivers. Visit vendor site to acquire said drivers. And repeat....
...if we pay the ISP to record this data, or it's handed out from some government budget? The net spend will be the same. Saying that "the government" should pay for this is exactly equivalent to saying that the public should pay for this. Whether or not this comes from the public purse or through increased ISP fees, I imagine the net effect on my pocket will be approximately identical.
Re: Comments seem to miss the point of Sonos
"to stop them complaining about how complicated you've made the music system" ... A common complaint at my house. The Raspberry Pi setup is several degrees too nerdy for my teenage daughters. Ergo, I win!
Re: What the Library of Congress gives...
...not forgetting the FCC and their own designs on locking down routers.
Maybe 15 years ago... Why would you do that now?
Just don't ever use an ATM in Mexico
It seems like the miscreants have penetrated the ATM suppliers good'n'proper.
Here's a little bit of fun with Mexican ATMs:
And nobody considered...
...a lock screen that crashes to the home screen might not be the best of architectures?
How many developers get this wrong?
A simple check of stackoverflow.com reveals that there's a huge reluctance among developers to accept security best practices.
That's 730 pages of results. Ouch.
This problem has been solved in almost every credible web-platform by off-the-shelf, well tested login systems... yet a certain, highly prevalent breed of developer always thinks they can do better.
Sadly, the issue of security is very poorly understood by tiers of middle-management who allow these idiots to carry on breaking the web.
After entering my card details incorrectly on a reputable UK site, I was redirected to the security confirmation. I flagged the transaction to the site owners because the security question was "Please enter your ATM pin to proceed". They got back to me and told me that I had entered the wrong details and that the confirmation was a legitimate page from an Indian bank. If this level of security is the norm, I probably wouldn't want to bank there.
Always good to see an advert...
...masquerading as news
Here I was thinking that Spartan/EdgeHTML were forked from the existing IE codebase. Setting out to do this from scratch would be a rather large undertaking...
"Starting from scratch sounds like a lot better an idea"
The story of Netscape tells us that there's no way that this definitely isn't a good idea.
...but you're still using it in preference to FlexPaper, right?
That's quaint. All the cool kids are using pdf.js.
On a site that's related to security matters and secrecy, given its prior record, doing stuff in Flash seems foolhardy
A phone with Microsoft emblazoned across its back?
Let's create a (potentially) great phone and ruin it by making it look like it got handed out at work.
(And yes, I still prefer my Nokia Lumia to the discarded droid and Apple devices lying around in my house)
QuaryChangedDisckAreas? Really? Not QueryChangedDiskAreas?
Seriously, the phpMyAdmin connection is paper-thin nonsense. Sadly, it's all too easy to bamboozle those who live in the intersection of law and software with blatant bullshit.
Coming next... Suspect breathes. Terrorists breath. Suspect must be a terrorist.
"80 million people in Britain"
Last time I checked there were about 64 million people in Britain. Where did the other 16 million come from? That's a pretty big margin of error.
Re: Unity support for WebGL
I don't buy this argument. As Microsoft are observing parts of their business collapse in slow motion, they are looking at the increasing revenues of companies with apps on other platforms. They want a slice. The difference is a change in attitude to interoperability and an embrace of the widened opportunity provided through actual contribution to open source. They need the developer community to notice this change in attitude or they risk further decline as more and more people notice how far open source code and software has moved forward over the years. Without willing developers, MS is dead in the water. They need to re-win our trust.
Given the announcement a few months ago of the open-sourcing of most of the .net stack, i think your argument here is... dated.
So is it WiFi or 4G? The author seems confused...
"Let's see what time brings us."
A court summons?
Re: Yet another Adobe plugin
Why would you say that? Adobe's track record is exemplary, no?
Re: what about...
LinqPad gets my vote. It's the only software I've ever purchased that hasn't left me feeling shortchanged in some way or another.
I'm surprised that in 2014...
...they go and equip it with a camera that seems to barely rival a cheap 10 year old webcam.
Somehow I expected more bandwidth.
"Never understood why playing music on the radio means the radio station pays the artist money"...
Yeah, because listeners tune in just to listen to adverts and the music is an annoyance that drives the punters away, right?
If you're attracting listeners and revenue because they like the music that you play, then some sort of renumeration is only fair.
The real problem is the various different mafia-esque outfits that scam both punters and musicians by unfair pricing structures that appear to favour only the incumbents.
Clearing up misconceptions
Anyone who thinks that this causes disadvantage to the web at large simply doesn't understand what TypeScript is and the aims of the TypeScript project.
+1 to Microsoft for finally "getting" the web.
That's just astonishingly negligent. I'm taking my custom elsewhere with immediate effect (it will be my next action after posting this message).
Those morons don't deserve my business. Thanks for the heads-up, reg.
Crafty sods. Nice.
...just hand management of the entire steaming poo over to Oracle instead of getting stuck in the middle of somebody else's release schedule. Then they can just point the finger without the reputation damage that Java is currently causing them.
What is this cosy relationship between Java and Apple anyway?
Since Apple demoted Java from being the "first class" citizen of OS X that they originally anticipated, there's no real decent reason for them to be involved in the release of somebody else's software.