Re: By design?
Yup, sounds like a perfectly normal system requirements document to me...
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Yup, sounds like a perfectly normal system requirements document to me...
Welcome to the real world of end users, and sales driven documentation.
If they can't find a 2 bit thief who stole come fast food, how much success do you think they'll have trying to catch a tech savvy terrorist who uses disposable phones?
So who exactly are they going to be able to track and trace?
You were probably hoping that those that didn't approve would vote against it, not just all take an early day and not bother voting at all.
That's possibly the most disgusting part of this whole disgusting episode... Those that are paid to represent us, doing sod all.
Mr. Prosser: Do you know how much damage this bulldozer would sustain if I just let it roll over you?
Arthur: How much?
Mr. Prosser: None at all.
Ah, but which Easter? Even various branches of the Christian religion don't always agree on that!
Can I recommend the Odroid C1+ for that role. The Lan is Gigabit, and it really flies for a such a cheap board.
I still remember the day my brother forgot to shut those as he ploughed into a river...
To say I laughed my head off would be an understatement, I was on the safari roof at the time and perfectly dry - unlike the occupants in the cab!
"it can't compete with a Range Rover or Land Cruiser on the gruelling school run"
And that in a nut-shell is the problem.
4x4s have no place on the school run! Your little darlings will be just as safe in a "normal" car... In fact everyone else's kids would be safer if the view wasn't obscured by massively proportioned 4x4s parked up round the schools.
The Defender was a utilitarian work horse. It's not supposed to be cruising Chelsea! I've had the pleasure of driving many Landies, and on the roads they can be cumbersome (especially with a bit of slack in the steering box!), but point them at a field, down a dirt track, through a flood and they're superb!
Bit unfair blaming Google... This is an issue fixed in Lollipop (5.0)... We're now on 6.0.1... So the fixed source has been available for 2 major revisions, almost a year. It's down to the manufacturer to pick up the source and apply their customization.
Google can't do anything about pushing updates to anything except its Nexus devices. Everyone else is at the mercy of their manufacturer HTC/Samsung/LG. If your manufacturer is more interested in selling you a new device than supporting you once you have got it, I would suggest going somewhere else.
I learnt my lesson with my first Android phone, manufactured (but barely supported) by HTC... Since then it's been Nexus all the way... Even my old Nexus 4 from the end of 2012 is safe from this exploit.
He's showing all the signs of a successful presidential candidate...
A late running for the nomination?
"Well yes, but a couple of meters of water on the roads is getting much more common, and is much harder to deal with."
You're just not shovelling fast enough!
"Most phones can work for over a week when turned off."
They'll hold charge much longer than that if kept within their recommended temperature range... i.e. don't leave it on a cold window ledge (or snow drift), the battery won't like it.
Just turning off data will increase the life significantly, although I suspect most won't know how to switch their phone to "phone only" mode, but as you say, the ultimate solution is to have the phone charged, and off, or at least airline mode... Turn the cell radios back on when you need to use it for an emergency.
If you're worried about relatives and friends, you could always arrange set times to check in, and leave the phone in low power mode for a majority of the time.
Also, charge the laptop... They're a useful source of USB power to recharge your phone. As are most modern cars, or even old ones with lighter socket adapters.
Although having said all that, personally I'd want to prioritise that I have a way of preparing hot food/drink if the electrics went out more than the phone!
- Yup, I own a couple of paraffin (kerosene) primus stoves :-D
Stay safe people.
I really don't know, but I'd love to get a government contract...
You get the contract due to the best spec/quote/delivery time scale (okay, so that's normal)
Then you fail to deliver on time, fail to meet the spec, over run the budget, and they not only don't chuck you out for breach of contract and black list you from future bids, they throw more money at you!
Well thanks anonymous coward... All I can say in my defense is that in the field of communications I work in, and have worked in, system redundancy really does mean the ability to handle 200% load.
In fact one previous existence had almost 300% so any one of three geographically distant sites could handle the entire requirement.
I will end with the definition of redundancy to those who may have been hoodwinked by salesmen...
"In engineering, redundancy is the duplication of critical components or functions of a system with the intention of increasing reliability of the system, usually in the form of a backup or fail-safe."
Duplication being the key word... Aka exact copy... System redundancy would therefore be system duplication... Which would invariably lead to 200% capacity if it's done right.
How are those for some fact?
(Automatic troll face was very apt in your case).
I wonder if a carrier ever says anything other than "some of our customers"...
Given this sounds like a major network interconnect, I would suspect it's an all or nothing.
If they have redundancy (and they certainly should have!), and that is actually still working, it looks like everyone is now being stuffed down one very narrow pipe which is incapable of handling the demand. I'd let them use a "most" for that situation.
(And a serious slap for whoever underspecified the redundant route - It's supposed to be invisible, i.e. be able to handle all the load of the primary system. If not you need to go reread what redundancy is all about!).
Probably because any idiot can fly a drone... RC Helicopters on the other hand are whirling blades of death intent on removing limbs from you at the earliest opportunity, or ploughing into the ground at the earliest opportunity...
That's my experience of attempting to fly them at least!
"The FAA in the US recently announced the mandatory registration of all drones over 250 grams"
Terrorist1 - Okay, let's fly this baby to the target and drop the ricin...
Terrorist2 - Have you registered this drone?
Terrorist1 - No..
Terrorist2 - You idiot, it's got to be registered else it's breaking the law. Cancel the attack!
Along with all the other thoughts/plans, it'll only impact honest, law abiding citizens. Those bent on action will always find a way, the cat is well and truly out of the bag regarding how to build a drone. The hardware and software required are widely available and/or easy to build if you know what you're doing.
Lifting limit - Fit bigger motors
GPS walling - replace guidance system with one that doesn't.
Radio jamming - use a preprogrammed route
About the only thing that *could* stop a drone strike would be radio jamming combined with gps jamming, but then the target would get hit by half a dozen very confused self driving cars.
How much does this smell of a Chrimbo/New Year break upgrades?
BOFH probably didn't appreciate being told he had to remain sober on NYE and work through the weekend...
As this isn't the 90s any more, and nobody without a clue is left in charge of sensitive data, the data was encrypted... wasn't it?
(Need an icon for not holding breath).
ebay are reasonably hot at complying given they are a company registered in the west... You need to visit "other" bazaars that specialise in Chinese produced gear...
I'm so glad we don't seem to have carrier crippling here in the UK... Did about 10 years back with Nokia Symbian phones. Most of those *never* received an update unless you knew how to change their model number to generic Euro.
I jumped to an Android HTC, quickly leant how bad OEMs are at support and updates and have been Nexus ever since.
Actually JeffyPoooh, the flash issue on the 2012 Nexus 7 is a hardware problem...
I wonder when the CIA world factbook (and FO equivalent - if it exists) is going to start including a row to warn when countries have absolutely no sense of humour?
Sounds like Kyrgyzstan needs to go just under North Korean.
"I wonder if there is any actual perceptible difference in all these super high resolutions on a 6" screen? The consumer ought to have the choice, and the provider should not be forcible limiting them, but I wonder how many people can tell the difference between 480p, 720p and 1080p on a tiny little screen."
You can certainly see the difference on my Nexus 6, 1080p does have an extra air of "oooh" to it... But it looks even better at 1080p on the Nexus 7 (allowing for the contrast drop from OLED to IPS), purely because of the extra inch!
Size certainly does matter.
Having said all that, I happily watch reruns of 4:3 TV programs on my big TV which were recorded in analogue originally and barely qualify for 480p... Although I can't say you don't notice, but after the first few seconds you settle into the program and don't care... Content quality over broadcast quality!
Unless it's an NTSC recording from the USA where the colours are just screwed up! That I notice all the way through, and have to turn the colour level down on the TV to stop my eyes bleeding!
"and many of the latest smartphones can handle 1080p resolution"...
Many many mobiles (mid range and even budget) have been able to handle 1080p for ages. Nexus 5, a cheap £300 handset from the end of 2013 had a 1080p screen, and it certainly wasn't the first, the LG G2 launched earlier in 2013 had 1080p too.
We've moved on since then... Nexus 6 from 2014 had a QHD screen (2560x1440), as did the LG G4. this years 6P and many many many other handsets from Samsung, HTC, etc etc...
Even a windows phone, April 2014 - Lumia 930
Apple were slow adopters, but even they managed to finally get 1080 on the 6 plus model in September 2014.
IIRC Sony have even launched a 4K mobile.
Portability and easy backup are the *big* pluses TB has for me.
I use it daily, and have done for years.
If all the bulbs are on the same data network, they could hand over as you move from room to room... Basically your device replies via whichever back-haul method they pick (WiFi, IR LED pointing up towards the lamp etc) with the ID of the bulb it can see (ID being constantly broadcast from all enabled light sources), and tada, your data stream is switched across to that source bulb instead.
So you can walk about consuming your stream of data, and as a secondary effect (which I'm sure will be quickly exploited in frightening ways) the location of your device can be tracked. Could be useful in a shopping centre to direct lost and bemused males to the nearest sanctuary (bar).
Listening to the wind howling outside in London ATM, I can't help imagining all these drones going backwards across the channel as a fair lick...
Aka, this delivery method really isn't suited to real world with real weather... Just those few (very few) days where the air is calm and still, and it's not raining.
The search engines and other sites aren't just building a profile of you based on IP. They leave ID cookies on your machine which are passed as part of the HTTP(S) request.
It doesn't matter how the data gets to Google/facebook etc, if the ID cookie is there, it knows who you are, and anything you then do over that connection will be added to the profile.
If you want to be completely unrecognisable you'd need to block or delete the cookie so the target website won't recognise you from the last time you visited, and use a VPN, and home HM Gov haven't got a warrant for the VPN company's logs.
If you only ever access the 'net via VPN, the only info the search engines etc will be missing will be your location... Although your search history, maps use and site visit history will probably give a good indication...
I love how we've all picked up a single (at time of posting) down vote for our little trips down memory lane...
Guess that's the guy who played with the 3 phase, and can't remember anything...
... Or stop twitching.
Similar self taught programmer here, except I had a BBC Micro, which gave me the option of fiddling about with hardware too...
Fused the house lights with triacs a few times, and became immune to 240v electric shocks before I was out of my teens!
Playing on machines with such restricted power and storage has come in useful. I don't faint when confronted with a microcontroller project that has to run in a K.
Although with the more modern ARM MCUs I'm tempted to start talk in a Northern accent to my colleagues and mentioning how spoilt we are now, and something about residing in a cardboard box in middle of t' street.
How does Diebold manage to stay in this market given all the stories of insecurity?
Being a Brit I have only been confronted by their equipment once... A cash machine in a Slovakian Tescos.... I decided to not risk it, and used a different one down the road!
But it does have 8 cores in the 8 core model...
Each core is capable of symmetric integer mathematics.
Sure, there are some shared bits like cache and FPU, but most of those weren't even internal to the processor, if fitted at all only a few years back.
Yes, the shared bits could cause bottlenecks, but now you're arguing about the performance of the chip, not the definition of what is inside (the claim).
Just because "8 core" was read as meaning "will be 200% the speed of this 4 core intel chip we have" does not make AMD wrong... It makes the plaintiff naive.
For an encore they could try going after GM, and claiming the V8 model isn't a V8 because it doesn't reach twice the speed of the 4 pot.
Indeed... It's a nice change to actually having a musician playing instruments and performing, instead of a full line up of clothes/markup singing someone else's track played by unnamed session musicians.
(Or even worse, covering/destroying a classic track I liked from my youth whilst contributing nothing new to it musically!)
YAY! I no longer have a partially redundant skill-set!
6502/Z80 assembly... More recent experience with low power micro controllers with only a few K of eeprom and 1K of RAM.
And they said I wouldn't go far!
"Phew, so the buggers can't make me disclose Pa$$W0rd1 as my key"
Actually they can, and have been able to since 2000...
Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 part III (RIPA 3) gives the UK power to authorities to compel the disclosure of encryption keys or decryption of encrypted data by way of a Section 49 Notice. A suspect instructed to disclose keys can be prevented from telling anyone else about it, outside of their legal representative. Refusal to comply can result in a maximum sentence of two years imprisonment, or five years in cases involving national security or child indecency.
 Amended by Terrorism Act 2006 enacted 2006-03-30
 Amended by Policing and Crime Act 2009 enacted 2010-01-25
It's been long suspected, and the Ashley Mad data rather proved the point, that pay-for online dating sites are full of fake profile operated by the site owners for no other purpose than to make you part with cash so you can reply to their "Oh you looks so hot!" private messages...
The moment cash is extracted, tumbleweeds roll in...
I believe the solution to this is encrypting it at source.
A few hours in the local pub should do it... Now where do I apply for the research grant?
Very difficult to set up on a bike... Due to the curved profiles of the tyres, you can (and do) steer a bike purely by leaning over on the tyres, with little or no rotation of the bars... Big movements of the handlebars are only for the shuffle shuffle shuffle of parking up somewhere at very low speeds.
I like the idea of a system that uses the speedo pulses to cancel them after a set distance though, that sounds like a nice modification.
Having wrestled and argued with "self cancelling halfway through a manoeuvre" (or, you can't quite latch me on right now as the steering wheel isn't quite in the correct position) indicators for more years than I care to remember, the canceller broke in my car about 4 years ago, and you know what, I love it!
It would probably be only a few £, and less than an hour's work to fix, but I'm more than happy with an indicator which indicates when I tell it, and stops when I tell it. There's a big flashy thing on the dash to tell me it's flashing, and the tick-tock sound, so I never forget.
I know that also being a motorcycle rider might help me with this, but it seems far more relaxing.
Occasionally I drive the work van... Its self cancelling is over enthusiastic... So much so that when cancelling from a right, it flies down with so much force, it goes into left indicate... This is kinda cool for indicating roundabout exits, but usually just annoying.
I'm tempted to "convert" it to manual too.
I'm sure the lifespan of the wildlife is very similar to non-glowing wildlife... Which is a lot shorter than the lifespan of humans.
If humans were allowed to live in the area they would become sick after a few decades. The animals don't have a long enough natural lifespan for cancer to become a major issue in their demise.
Why are they building the body components so far from the assembly plant? That's at least 4 flights of the transport aircraft to bring all the bits in!
I know that's how Airbus do it, but Airbus is a logistical nightmare created by politicians to prove Europeans can actually get along without shooting/invading each other!
"(Windows 7+ PC, OS X 10.7+ Mac, Android 4.1+ device, or – of course – a Chromebook, although you can't set one up with a Mac nor a Chromebook)"
So can you set it up on a Chromebook or not, you appear confused...
It's probably more the other way round... LED flashes used as torches (flashlights to the colonials) are driven pretty hard, and get hot... Using them for extended periods of time can kill the LED.
So it looks like the iPhone has a thermal protection for the LED to stop you burning it out, which is nice.
Unfortunately the phone appears to have got hot enough to trick the LED protection circuit into thinking the LED has been used extensively, even when it hasn't been used for hours, and should be given a chance to cool down... Which would mean either the phone is getting pretty damn hot in there, or the LED temperature detector is faulty or too sensitive.
Mobile computing isn't all about convenience... For example, right now I could use both hands, and double my productivity, but if I do the red sea is likely to come back.
We all have to make sacrifices.
In the UK... Failure to provide passwords/decryption keys upon demand is in itself a criminal act and punishable by 2 years iirc...
So if you're going to hide something, you might as well make it a serious something which is worth more than 2 years!
If PETA are claiming the animal didn't sign a model release, and therefore owns the copyright, I take it they would have no problem is showing the piece of paper from said animal where he authorises them to act on his behalf?
You can't just go suing people left right and centre on other creature's behalf without their permission.
@Bc1609 There were quite a few phones prior to the iPhone which had plenty of functionality, and still had a multi-day battery life. The Nokia N series comes to mind.
You could even get Opera onto the models like the N70, not to mention removable storage and a music player.
What the iPhone *did* introduce was much shiny shiny, and the concept that just about making through a day was a worth-while trade for shiny!
Oh, and my main "feature" gripe they introduced - PAYING FOR TETHERING!
I had been tethering mobiles for years before Apple came along with it as a "pay for" feature (usually by serial cable to the laptop, or irDA). Carriers didn't care, data was data and what I had paid for... Suddenly Apple start charging for it, and carriers suddenly think "Oh hang on, we've sold this guy a data package allowance, how about we charge him for it again if he wants to use the paid for data in a slightly different way?!"
I fear the loop command could be a tad long-winded...
Then, shalt thou count to three. No more. No less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shall be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out.
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