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Linux? Why bother with Windows anymore unless you want Outlook server?
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Linux? Why bother with Windows anymore unless you want Outlook server?
Is it a fair appraisal to equate the number of downloads with the popularity of a product?
How many of these "downloads" are directly from the dockerhub? If that's the case, I've probably downloaded it about 20 times.
More or less my exact sentiments. A twenty minute interaction with Unity left me cold. I've tried all of the Ubuntu "flavours" including Mint, but xubuntu is where I stuck. XFCE is minimal and sweet.
Here's a somewhat better camera making the same journey at night. The video of the incident is a complete con.
Having now seen the in-car video of the accident (it's a challenging watch), I find myself asking the same question I asked at the start. It really doesn't look like the human was engaged in any sort of meaningful supervisory role at all.
Assuming that the camera from the footage isn't anywhere near as light-sensitive as a human, it looks to me like there would have been enough time for an attentive driver to make the collision survivable or even avoid it altogether.
I wonder why the tests mandated any human in the car? It might give a veneer of safety, but they must know that the amount of attention a human is able to pay to the road when they've got nothing to do tends towards zero.
...reckless driving by the actual meatsack behind the wheel, no?
My Sennheiser Momentum M2 AEBT cans were my favourite tech-purchase last year. I've burned through a lot of headphones in my time, and these ones sound peachy-delicious. In listening tests at the shop where I bought them, I thought they beat the Bose, but they don't cancel noise quite so well...
...but they were jolly expensive, so I probably have chronic confirmation bias. Ignore me.
As an anecdote about software failings, the Toyota accelerator pedal really isn't a very good example.
On Wikipedia, we find a somewhat different version of events:
'On February 8, 2011, the NHTSA, in collaboration with NASA, released its findings into the investigation on the Toyota drive-by-wire throttle system. After a 10-month search, NASA and NHTSA scientists found no electronic defect in Toyota vehicles. Driver error or pedal misapplication was found responsible for most of the incidents. The report ended stating, "Our conclusion is Toyota's problems were mechanical, not electrical." This included sticking accelerator pedals, and pedals caught under floor mats.'
Bad design (maybe), bad pedal layout (maybe), but bad software? Fake news.
Did they consider that the "alpha" driver (with their 4-litre Holden) will be able to exploit the intrinsic politness of any AI powered car to muscle their way through the heaviest queues of driverless cars, forcing the AI to hesistantly wait for the danger to pass?
Learn what it means, and deny myself the delight of watching my kids squirm when I use their slang inappropriately? No-way-balls.
"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.
...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.
...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.
Meh. Without some care, in few years time we'll be looking at webkit/blink/chromium dominance and wondering where all the competition went.
Indeed. The project management triangle of "Fast, cheap or good... pick two" seems highly relevant here.
... 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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!
...not forgetting the FCC and their own designs on locking down routers.
Maybe 15 years ago... Why would you do that now?
It seems like the miscreants have penetrated the ATM suppliers good'n'proper.
Here's a little bit of fun with Mexican ATMs:
...a lock screen that crashes to the home screen might not be the best of architectures?
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.
...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...
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
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.
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.
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