You have to launch when the Earth exists to achieve orbit. On an intergalactic scale that could be considered tricky timing.
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Turns out Elon can't control the weather – what a scrub: Rain, clouds delay historic manned SpaceX-NASA launch
Lawsuit klaxon: HP, HPE accused of coordinated plan to oust older staff in favor of cheaper, compliant youngsters
Re: Inclusion? Sure.
I wouldn't be surprised if they think that. I've noticed a trend of film and TV appealing to younger audiences by making the younger person's decision be right, or have them have the last word, or if the older person is right, they're retiring and "past it", and the younger person uses the lesson to progress themselves.
Microsoft brings WinUI to desktop apps: It's a landmark for Windows development, but it has taken far too long
To test its security mid-pandemic, GitLab tried phishing its own work-from-home staff. 1 in 5 fell for it
More automation to suddenly look like a jolly good idea as businesses struggle through coronavirus crisis, say analysts
Zoom continues its catch-up security sprint with new training, bug bounty tweaks and promise of crypto playbook
All of which is grand until one remembers that Zoom had around ten million daily meeting participants in late 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic spiked numbers to around 200 million a day in March and around 300 million a day by April. And all those meetings took place without the security improvements mentioned above.
Do you say this every time any security fix is released for any software? "Microsoft fixed security flaw number 9000000008; let us mourn their 2 billion users who were using the software without it."
Although the government said it had gained insight from the past, "the national bodies have not systematically recorded all the main lessons from digital implementation, for example in a central database that could be updated as new lessons are learned".
Sadly, the first lesson was "don't overcentralise", and so the database could not be procured. But if it had, I bet Capita would've got the gig.
Everything OK with Microsoft? Windows giant admits it was 'on the wrong side of history' with regard to open source
Fancy some post-weekend reading? How's this for a potboiler: The source code for UK, Australia's coronavirus contact-tracing apps
In an analysis on Thursday, Reincubate, a UK-based developer tools software biz, said that the inclusion of the ACCESS_FINE_LOCATION in the Android app is necessary for using Bluetooth. The iOS version, the company says, does not request location permissions.
This is the case, or at least was. We hit the same thing. Annoying.
Uber, Lyft struck by sue-ball, no, sue-meteorite in California after insisting their apps' drivers aren't employees
This problem reached a head in 2017, when former Outline journalist Casey Johnston penned a blog post describing her woes with Apple's latest in keyboard tech. The post, titled "The New Macbook Keyboard is Ruining My Life", catalogued Johnston's repeated visits to the Genius Bar, and described an epidemic of bust laptops that, at that point, Apple had failed to properly acknowledge.
If that's ruining your life, you have an incredible life.
Re: More to this than Teams
If it was only teams, how come customers are being told that they can’t start VM's that have nothing to do with Teams?
Because they're prioritising their Teams land grab over their customers.
And how come AWS can handle massive serge in Zoom usage, but Microsoft can’t handle teams?
Because AWS isn't punching above its weight. They make huge scalable platforms, not corporate solutions disguised as platforms.
Spyware slinger NSO to Facebook: Pretty funny you're suing us in California when we have no US presence and use no American IT services...
“One of these assertions relates to QuadraNet, a California-based telecommunications company," NSO's spokesperson said in an emailed statement. "As we have argued to the court, neither NSO Group nor Q Cyber ever had a contractual arrangement with QuadraNet."
A statement defined almost entirely by what it does not say.
Guess which cloud giant Zoom picked to handle millions more video calls? Bzzt, wrong answer: It's Oracle
Zoom is popular, no doubt, though to say it is essential is perhaps a bit of a stretch. That would imply there are no alternatives. Yet alternatives – Cisco Webex, Skype for Business, Blue Jean, Microsoft Teams, Google Hangouts, GoToMeeting, ezTalks Meetings, and StarLeaf – demonstrably exist.
Forget tabs – the new war is commas versus spaces: Web heads urged by browser devs to embrace modern CSS
since 2016 there's been an effort spearheaded by Tab Atkins Jr, a developer on the Google Chrome team, and Elika Etamad (@fantasai), a member of W3C CSS Working Group and a Mozilla contributor, to get rid of unnecessary commas in CSS code related to color
Really addressing the big problems there.
Google Cloud CEO says Istio will be handed to a foundation. The Reg: But what about..? Google: That will be all.
“CNFC was birthed at a time when people didn’t know Kubernetes,” she said. “We wanted to build an ecosystem and drive awareness around it. For Istio and Knative; they are already open source. It’s not about the foundation, it’s about how we engage with the community. We already have a lot of exposure and community engagement.”
This seems a bit of a foolish, marketing-biased perspective. Not surprising it turned out to be wrong.
GCC 10 gets security bug trap. And look what just fell into it: OpenSSL and a prod-of-death flaw in servers and apps
Microsoft 365 invites users to 'Ask Me Anything' – as long as it doesn't require a clued-up exec to deliver clear answers
Google pre-pandemic: User-Agent strings are so 1990s. Time for a total makeover. Google mid-pandemic: Ah, we'll reschedule to 2021
"If this change is implemented, then advertisers will no longer be able to verify their adverts were served to humans when displayed in this manner by publishers," wrote James Rosewell, CEO of mobile detection biz 51Degrees last week in a GitHub issues post for the UA-CH spec. "Advertisers will direct their advertising spend directly to publishers and platforms that can provide that verification."
They will if they use Adwords :D