Re: What does Facebook produce?
Money. A lot of it.
What do they do? They're a data-mining ad network.
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Money. A lot of it.
What do they do? They're a data-mining ad network.
You'd think wouldn't you??
My girlfriend's name includes an accented letter (é), but if she ever tried to use it online then it almost always either get rejected as "invalid", or get mangled into odd characters whenever it's displayed. Bit by bit she's being forced to change her name because of ignoramus coders who it seems can't deal with anything more than the basic A-z character set.
That's why in any sensible democratic system you keep the hell away from referenda whenever possible!
Is that place still open?? Last time I passed that way there were all new houses and a superstore on the old site!
"all that w2k effectively gave me over NT4 was USB support really."
Erm, and a networking subsystem that stopped and started when you plugged and unplugged a network cable, WITHOUT a reboot?! A MASSIVE leap forward in usability.
I had a tradesman come round to visit once who used a card reader connected to his phone. Much better than cash, cheques, or clunky bank transfers (though I believe they stung him for the fees?).
"people who have not proven themselves unsuitable"... by massacring a few dozen innocent members of the public?
I really don't understand your Presidential Election system at all... :-S
Actually I read the piece as (another) indictment of a monstrously crap and wasteful failed/failing government project, not as anything party political. Sadly billion pound fuckups don't really seem to change whatever the colour of the rosette on the door at No. 10.
Our last couple of meters have all been outside, so the suppliers' can read them themselves, and the wizard can stay in his cupboard!
There comes a point in ALL IT hardware's life when you just have to accept that it's no longer of any use to you, and you have to let it go.
We've ALL been there, we feel your pain brother...
Is that why my usual public DNS resolvers (126.96.36.199 - 6) went all pants this morning?? I've been (reluctantly) using 188.8.131.52 since...
Core is great, until it breaks, and then you REALLY miss all those tools you're so used to using to dig in to find out what went wrong. Not everything will run remotely...
...MS have finally re-invented Netware!
How sophisticated of you: mocking other people's second language skills.
If the software is included in a distro then it becomes a problem for the OS it's distributed with if it offers a way to compromise the entire system? The open-source ethos relies heavily on bundling 'third-party' software as it makes more sense than reinventing the wheel (and the bugs!).
I expect the software will have the ability to provide full access control to whomever you wish. The failure will have been during the implementation something along the lines of this:
Implementers - "Right, we'll need to create access control groups with suitable granular levels of access and carefully audited membership"
Scouts people - "oh just set up the one group and bung everyone in that, that'll be ok won't it?"
Props to Microsoft and their supporters too for standing their ground on this one!
As was mentioned at the end of the article, I don't think Microsoft et al have a choice but to fight this, as the potential effects on their worldwide businesses could be disastrous!
She looks rather like Linda McCartney to me? No sausage jokes please...
Decent spec hardware (Dell, HP, IBM, Fujitsu to name the ones I'm familiar with) have sensors for many hardware events, including case openings. These will be logged in some form of system management log, but if there's a remote management unit installed (eg. DRAC, ILO, IMM) then these can also be configured to fire off alerts via email, SNMP, etc.
It is baffling why there is no single manufacturer turning out an even half decent QWERTY equipped Android phone.
1. The modern smart phone market seems to be wedded to a screen-size arms race, obsessed with making phones with screens bigger and shinier than everyone elses. Physcial keyboards reduce the possible screen size.
2. Physical keyboards cost money in materials and build costs. Android phone makers have VERY tight margins and probably can barely afford the extra costs, for likely less sales. (see above).
Finance: "We've bought this NAS to store all our docs on, can you configure it for us?"
"What access control are you using for all that sensitive financial information?"
"Access control? What's that? Bill just set up the share so that everyone could use it..."
Does anyone else see parallels between Peter Jackson and everyone's other favourite love-hate legendary director George Lucas?
Both are clearly from the geek side of the sofa, both unexpectedly hit the motherload with a fantasy adventure, both then went on to milk the franchise for all it's worth, both have questionable beards..?
...or stood on by the Jolly Green Giant!
Isn't this exactly the behaviour of each and every one of the fake scan and crap-on-the-carpet 'anti virus' scams out there?
It's easier to 'Like' and 'Share' these ones with your friends.
"Godwin's Law strikes again"
Yup! I realised that about 15 minutes after I posted!
Islamic State of the United Kingdom (ISUK) established
You do realise that the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" is about as Islamic as Hitler was a Christian, right?
Pies are a strategy for dealing with not having the best meat to serve.
Vegetarianism is a strategy for dealing with not having meat full stop. No gristly cortexes and inedible bits of carcass to worry about.
The X-Wings were quite cool, the droid worryingly cute, but when the Falcon burst in at 1:01 the adrenaline rushed and I was 10 years old again!
Is that all?? I'd have put money on more!
Ridley's stock is very low around here after the crap that was Prometheus, so I shan't be waiting for this with too high expectations.
Seems to me the best solution is to knock them down to part time. That way they can be home with their families more. Bring in another group to work the afternoon route.
Wouldn't you then need a bus to collect the drivers from the morning route who wanted to go home, and drop off the ones for the afternoon shift? Unless... the same driver gets into the bus to take himself home in, and then drops himself back in the afternoon, and he could then get paid for those six hours working, and bingo!
NOW problem solved! :-)
When I buy a dead-tree book I own it.
You own the physical book, but not the copyright on the content within it. You can read it, you can let others read it, but you can't copy it or republish it in any way. You can play a CD for personal use, but you can't copy it for your mates or broadcast it in public.
Since electronic content doesn't really have any physical form then when you think about it the rights you get are actually not that dissimilar to the ones for content on physical media.
In a world where passwords need to be updated relatively frequently though, how feasible is this??
A better option might be to use KeePass or similar, and to document the Master Passphrase for that in/with the will.
Isn't that more akin to the UK 'Give Way' sign than a 'STOP'?
The first means "if someone's coming they get priority" whereas the second means "always pause to check if it's clear/safe".
"jeremy clarksons finest work"
If your definition of 'finest' is "least pile of self-important gobshiteness'.
Would they be poedoes?
I was an avid vinyl listener and collector. And I had a pretty decent audiophile set up too for a relatively limited budget.
Sadly nowadays my hearing's too buggered to make any real use of it all... I just have to turn it up in the car and sing along!
I've got (nice) blank spaces on my 'Reg pages at the moment, and it does load lovely and fast!
Of course it's petty rivalry and "my version is better than yours" that ultimately killed off the many Unixes as mass market contenders. Ironically it took 'not proper' Linux and FOSS to revitalise what was otherwise a dying architectural cul-de-sac.
Tim Cook coming out SHOULDN'T be news: in a perfect world who he loves and sleeps with would be his business and his business alone. But until we're rid of despicable bigotry against people because of such things then it's extremely helpful that famous successful people like Tim do.
"Seeing as the iPad sells for just under £400, this would mean Apple is raking in £230 on the sale of every slab."
So actually designing it, manufacturing it, and then shipping it around the world, all come for free then?
Of course the crucial point is that you have to make these estimates up front, as there's NO WAY to increase the amount of onboard storage afterwards. Major PITA!
Never heard of it.
*Sigh* another Internet "must have" passes me by - like Twitter, Pinterest, WhatsApp, and fuck knows - or cares - what else...
"More often than not the latest fad is to have a large diameter, low mass rim paired with a large diameter tire and it doesn't optimize the acceleration"
Not only that, they often look SHITE! They look like cart wheels from a distance, and unless you've got decent brakes worth showing off you're just telling the world your car only needs crappy drums to stop!
I regularly mount ISOs of CDs and DVDs to install operating systems on VMs: does that count?
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