The app is "Google Play services".
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The survey presumably doesn't include all the people who work in Greggs* because their CVs went in the bin of employers who demanded graduates. That would leave a cohort of non-graduates whose skills/aptitudes are good enough to get them through the door.
Hang on, it's more confusing than that:
"It found that 48 per cent of developers with less than four years of professional experience currently hold a Computer Science-related undergraduate degree, while 49 per cent had completed an online course instead."
What about the people who had a degree not-in-Compsci and not-online? Is that really only 3%?
Smells fishy to me.
* I've nothing against people working in Greggs, I'm just being flippant.
Shock in watts?
"the power of the shock was calculated to be approximately 3.9 Watts – enough to make Catania flinch and pull away"
Electric fence energisers are rated in joules. I assume this is because energy is correlated with unpleasantness.
Mine runs at 0.8J. I'd rate it about 6 on the psychological damage scale, or "not doing that again, even for beer".
...recommend 5Mbps per HD stream, or 25Mbps per UHD stream.
Empirically, I have very stable low-contention 55Mbps DSL connection and we start to notice quality degrade when more than four people in the household are streaming video independently.
So I would share the view that 30Mbps is inadequate.
The simplest explanation for the firing is that he ruined the CEO's vacation.
It feels like wifi as currently constituted is the wrong solution for an urban environment, as it's too difficult to get the signal propagating just far enough without interfering with neighbours.
Seems like lower-power line of sight access points fitted discreetly to the ceilings of each room, powered and networked by cat6, along with smoke/fire sensors, would produce a more consistent, higher bandwidth, less interfere-y solution.
Does this tech exist already?
FWIW since moving to the middle of nowhere (1 house per acre) my wifi is awesome. I can get good signal 30m down the garden through two walls. So it's just not fit for purpose in high density situations.
Upgrade to 5.7?
Probably want to read about default_password_lifetime when you do it.
As in "they've really got their accentracles into us now".
My billlion dollar invoice for branding services is in the post.
Beware of simple thinking
Most issues in the area are caused by one or both of:
a) People thinking that government is one homogeneous entity.
b) Government thinking that people are fungible meatsacks.
As I understand it (dimly) this is basically a CPU/bandwidth tradeoff.
At what point (resolution? local processing power?) is the compressed representation of the source components of scene smaller than its compressed high-def rendering?
Will a future video stream read like "fat white male in scruffy clothes walks into an empty 1950s American-style bar and orders a drink from a platinum blonde waitress in a short black dress', with the local device left to render the scene as it sees fit?
i.e. is the limit case of video compression just telling a story?
No, it's mostly just SF and assorted lefties
Sinn Fein are in opposition. Their current political strategy is coming from the left. It doesn't matter that Ireland will never get the 13bn (it'll be kept in escrow until the EU has divided it up by sales volume, probably), SF get political capital from asserting that we could fix poverty and social injustice if we only took the money.
The government parties recognise that the Irish government has no control over the outcome, but they get to strengthen the tax haven brand by appealing anyway. It's a win-win, until Trump rewrites the US tax code and all the tax-dodging US multinationals pull out.
It probably *is* possible to detect a driver...
...looking at the screen.
Drivers typically have quite a particular arms-out posture. And their face will be looking at the forward-facing camera when it's looking at the screen.
My old Samsung had gaze detection to prevent the screen going off, e.g. when reading slowly. I turned it off for privacy reasons and cos it was weird. Drivers also look at the screen for short periods of time, a usage pattern that's probably detectable.
You could presumably also detect whether the driver was on the left of right of the vehicle by the angle of the phone w.r.t travel direction or by recognising.
So some combination of detecting arms, gaze, car environment and phone orientation ought to be enough to reliably detect whether the user is driving, and then issue a torrent of abuse, disable messaging apps, keyboard etc or whatever. Maybe switch the language to Swahili to stop it being used for reading text (maps would still be usable).
Slack isn't original...
....but it is very well executed. Every little thing is that wee bit better and more polished, and the sum of those is worth buying.
Since Microsoft's product execution excluding the old Office reliables is invariably shite (see Skype or Office 365 through a browser) I don't think Slack will be losing any sleep.
Re: So, what exactly is a country?
OK, so Ireland has an order of magnitude fewer people and (say) councils, but a meeting of 30 people will fail just the same as a meeting of 380. In fact sometimes it helps to have more scale because that prevents any attempts to agree consensus.
Complexity kills IT projects. Large budgets enable complexity. Therefore, the solution is smaller budgets which force simpler solutions.
See UC and NHS IT, for instance. Towers of Babel.
Re: Nexus 5
"Move fast and break things" in "things broken" shocker.
It's a double-edged selfie-stick
If there were no morons there wouldn't be much rescuing to do.
Re: "Dinky little"
Got a Sony Z5 Compact a couple of weeks ago. It's nice, coming from a Galaxy S5.
No mention of waterproofing on the OnePlus review. I assume it isn't.
"Distinguishing between code and his physical being is inseparable"
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>> The Government Digital Service's Verify system only works for textbook self assessment users with an established digital footprint. It will not authenticate businesses, or third parties, such as accountants. <<
The issue of providing access to third parties is an authorisation problem, not an authentication problem. I think Verify is an authentication system, and I'd assume HMRC could implement a "delegate certain rights to my accountant" function within their own systems.
"Authenticating businesses" is an odd concept. People work in businesses, and each person has a distinct identity. Having generic organisational logins sounds like a bad idea.
It may be that there is a requirement for someone to have a "professional" identity distinct from their "personal identity", but I don't imagine there's anything in Verify preventing that.
Happy to be corrected by better-informed commentards.
Maybe they can use some of this money to sort out the truly excremental performance of OnDemand/Cloud JIRA.
I spoke to a GP about this, her position was that there is not enough time/evidence to say that vaping is safe. That's the sort of careful opinion I expect to someone belonging to a profession with a memory of prescribing thalidomide. That's not to say vaping should be controlled, just don't expect any health professional to be jumping up and down with enthusiasm about it.
It's all wrong
A low power CPU with a high power screen just doesn't make any sense.
Re: I must be missing something
You missed "accused of abusing its dominant position in the European search market by systematically favouring its own comparison shopping product in its general search results pages".
It's not about the search monopoly itself, it's about how it uses that to favour its own products.
A report by KPMG claims....
This is great. I take all my technology advice from accountants.
After all, they're KPMG - as strong as can be, a team of power and energy!
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Re: Security implications here, surely?
Get Apple to build it. Taking the thing apart will be impossible.
Ubuntu in Feb
Ice works because it changes phase. Rocks don't.
A cleverer idea would be 92% filling the inside of a hollow metal (e.g. silver) sphere with water and leaving the rest as vacuum to deal with the expansion. Then you'd have high conductivity, phase change and no dilution. Maybe use an internal matrix structure to help conductivity and add strength, allowing the walls to be thinner.
It's so obvious that I assume someone's done it already and probably patented it.
If r>g then...?
I'm confused, perhaps the coffee hasn't kicked in yet.
In your Forbes contribution from April...
...you advocate land taxes but not "wealth" taxes. Land is a form of capital, capital is a form of wealth. Income and capital are fungible (since one can extract income from capital appreciation and invest income in new capital).
From my reading (I haven't finished CI21C, obviously) Piketty's most stimulating point is that capital/wealth concentrates until war destroys it. If we want to create a society without war we must find other ways to constantly redistribute capital/wealth or else bad things.
In most of the commentary about CI21C, commentators/ards mix labour income with wealth/return on wealth. Piketty seems mostly relaxed about unequal returns on labour (e.g. nurses vs seven figure bankers). It's not about our salaries, it's about our stuff.
"The reason that paracetamol is prescribed is because it tends not to conflict with other things you're taking."
That's one reason. Another is that's it's fairly benign on the GI system compared to the alternatives.
Re: I prefer the infra-red camera trick
Or wear gloves.
Re: Use case
"It sounds like heaven and should be a piece of piss. It is basically a driver-less taxi that I lease (so much cheaper) and I don't have to engage in small-talk with"
ftalphaville have covered this extensively. The idea is that (for urban use cases at least) you don't need to own one at all, and it can run on leccy for various reasons, e.g. long charging time inconveniences no-one, it just lowers utilisation; batteries do better when being regularly and precisely cycled; replacing and re-processing batteries is easier to manage if you own a fleet.
Using trains for longer distances also becomes more convenient if you can rely on cheap Johnnycabs at the destination.
If anyone should be concerned it's taxi drivers.
Re: Just for completeness
I'm fairly sure the mid-2013 13" MBA had a PCIe SSD.
I live in Dublin (IE) where there are no Apple stores.
I recently busted my Retina MBP screen and had it repaired FOC by one "authorised service centre" in less than 48 hours (they needed to order a part) - dropped it in late on Sunday and got the call on Tues afternoon. Another branch of the same company (city centre) wanted it for "up to five days" to assess due to backlog and didn't seem to care what I did in the meantime. So speed and attitude vary.
TBH with the amount I've spent on Apple gear (lots) I should expect 24 hour on-site repair or replace, but I don't think it's an option so we just keep old kit around a bit longer as spares.
Regarding the iFixit stuff, whatever. Once you've sold your soul to the devil there's no asking for a refund.
"There's nothing wrong with the dashboard now"
I have a 2008 Citroen C5. It has the most confusing, distracting and down right obstructive button-based UI imaginable.
Any attempt to locate and use the horn or hazard light buttons whilst driving are most likely to cause an accident. I suspect infiltration by Nokia engineers.
Fortunately the car mostly lives in the garage having expensive work done on leaky struts, pollution control systems, the dual mass flywheel, air con, remote tyre pressure sensors...
Ballmer at Microsoft: an annotated shareprice
Re: The real letdown here...
No, I'm not suggesting that. Let me try a different tack.
In the 1940s we had Alan Turing and Colossus.
Seventy years later we have Steve Ballmer and Sharepoint.
Maybe this is a PSYOPs campaign designed to breed overconfidence in their enemies.
The real letdown here...
...is that our Matrix/Minority Report-style tech fantasies are brought down by the crushing realisation that twelve years after 2001 the spooks are using the same annoying point-and-click shite inflicted on the rest of us.
I haven't felt this demoralised since that woeful "THIS IS A UNIX SYSTEM" 3D file explorer in Jurassic Park.
Green screens, 3D gesture recognition or GTFO.
Re: Battery life
My 2010 Air has 87% capacity 5839mAh vs 6700mAh, as reported by the Battery Health app.
This is a machine that has been used for three years with a casual disregard for correct charging protocol (whatever that is) by several people.
I agree that 1400x900 is just a *little* low res for 13". I also don't understand why my 13" screen sits inside a lid with a 15" diagonal. I want less bezel and more pixels.
Smells like Microsoft
I realise there are all kinds of ways this is different, but the idea of one juggernaut of a company developing operating systems, browser engines, scripting languages and applications makes me nervous.
Sure, it's mostly free-as-in-beer, do no evil etc, and somewhat constrained by standards and licences for now, but it still smells bad.
Tell me I'm wrong.
Re: Beefed up Macbooks et al
I think you have to ship Steve Ballmer in for a proper song and dance.
Apple just do a long, dull, slideshow that some people make a fuss out of.
Re: On the absence of leaks
New MBAs with Haswell, better battery life and 802.11ac. Available "now".
New Mac Pro with PCIe flash, Thunderbolt 2, dual GPUs, 4k video support and added roundness. Available not yet.
Don't say I didn't warn you
Mega yacht + Nazi ICBM* technology = evil dictator.
* for small values of C.
"Android today is like Microsoft's Windows 3.1"
From the end user perspective, Android is more like desktop Linux would be if Windows suddenly ceased to exist.
Android and iOS represent starkly different world views. Let the market decide, it's all good. Well, apart from the evil stuff.
Re: Must stop commenting on Apple articles
"$400 a share is still a lot of money"
The shares are $400 because Apple rarely does stock splits (three times since 1980 AFAIK). It doesn't mean much in isolation.
Apple is funding the "capital return program" using debt because it doesn't want to pay tax on repatriated profits.
Re: Free investment advice from a recruitment consultant
I wouldn't pay a fund manager either, FWIW.
On topic: Apple is a massive cash generator. Nobody knows if they can sustain it.
Free investment advice from a recruitment consultant
Good luck with that.