Some Texans Are Such Imbeciles? (Avoiding the other 'I' word so as not to offend you.)
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Some Texans Are Such Imbeciles? (Avoiding the other 'I' word so as not to offend you.)
I'd hate to live in a country governed by your ideas about 'right' and 'wrong' or by your interpretation of what Nietzsche wrote. I much prefer laws that are written down for all to see and all to argue over.
They haven't broken any laws. They helped their clients to take advantage of existing laws in their client's jurisdictions.
You can see right through them.
"... internal testing during the beta testing period, ..."
Configuration control, code walkthroughs, release reviews, testing by an independent team ..... We've heard about that.
Exactly. Why walk around a large building when you can fly around it?
Even for real world scene overlays, I'd have thought that a simple head-mounted camera arrangement could be set up and fed to the computer for analysis, then have graphics overlay superimposed for feeding to the viewer.
What does that say about the Occulus Rift headset?
If you move some distance away after you've farted, the robot would end up scratching its head instead of pointing at your backside.
P.S. Do the Chinese think that the pineapple is ugly or is this something that has been obscured in translation?
My response to this linguistic atrocity had to be self-censorated. Moving on ......
We need some kind of 'citizens statistics bureau' where ordinary people pool their meaurements of internet speed along with their location and the name of their ISP, etc., to be collated and published by volunteer statisticians and analysts. It should be possible to develop a simple application that does this, run by the user when they want to, that reports the results to a database. It's the only way we'll get the truth, about anything.
I did a stand-alone boot from a usb stick and it got stuck at the bright, white, pulsing Remix-OS logo. This was on an old but powerful Dell Precision T5400 with an old Nvidia graphics card. I might try it on my more modern laptop tomorrow.
As far as I can tell from the website and instructions, you can do a dual boot installation onto an existing Windows drive or you can run it alone from a usb stick. It needs an option to install onto an empty drive.
I'm sorry Alistair. I didn't realise you were in story-telling mode.
"My house is full of IoT devices, ..."
We're all hoping that this is because of your techno-journalist interests. (See many previous comments on IoT articles.)
"... a Man-in-the-Browser attack can be elevated to intercept One-Time Passwords sent to the mobile phone ..."
I'd have thought that the One-Time Password sent to the mobile phone could not be intercepted by a man in the browser, but that the password could be monitored when it is typed into the browser to gain 'authorisation' from the website that you're trying to connect to for full services.
As such, if you, the user, then gain authorisation to access services from that browser session, surely nobody else could use the one-time pasword for another browser session on a different computer from a different IP address? Isn't that the point of a one-time password?
As was mentioned, if you do have a 'bad guy' sitting in your browser with capability to monitor and inject data, then it's game over no matter what security you have in place for browser session authentication.
The pictures and videos in my head could get me arrested in some countries.
A more mature response would have been for Nichols to bring a libel action against McCrew Security.
"When I typed "notepad", the system invited me to install Wine, a means of running Windows applications on Linux."
Did you? Did it work? Amazed minds want to know.
"We will be using a different website for the election, especially for results reporting and that one we are protecting very well,”
Yes, you wouldn't want anyone interfering with the reporting of results of an election; that's the government's job.
Google, via their iniquitous Street View service, have published pictures of the front of my house and garden for all the world to see. My choice of curtains and their arrangement, the angle at which I park my car on the drive, the shape into which I prune the small tree, my choice of which weeds to kill and which to allow to grow - my entire artistic creation published with no thought to my intellectual and artistic property rights.
If this carries on, I shall cover the entire front of my property in tarpaulin and only allow people in to see it if they pay me a dodecaquid, or perhaps a thrup'ny bit; I need to consider the pricing model.
The next LTS version, out soon, will be smothered in love and patches until 2021. However, due to improvements in the kernel, changes to the desktop manager, improvements to systemd, a new graphics engine and some cool new ways of managing your desktop wallpaper depending on which 'context' you're using your computer, it will have at least one serious flaw that won't be discovered until 2020.
Australians in remote areas have been running telemedicine services for years. That has a serious latency problem though, since it involves a small plane and a doctor who can fly it. They also run 'teleeducation' services for remote communities via radio and postal service. Where there's a will (and a technology), there's a way.
"... what I really want to do is just play music off a NAS device."
Can't the modern Pi type of devices play your LAN/NAS music files, with WiFi and battery operation into the bargain?
Going further, you can rent a Shoutcast server for $1 a month by Paypal that will stream at 192Kb/s (or less) to 100 listeners (but you'll be the only one listening to it, of course). All you'd need to do then is run a streaming player on a box at home and maybe develop a remote API for it so you can choose your music wherever you are, all under your control.
"That's why we need a DNS for IoT"
I thought that IPV6 would provide 'space' for many, many devices of whatever kind. Can't the existing DNS system accomodate a massive increase in individually addressable entities given that it seems that any number of new TLDs are now possible.
"But the second sensor is no Ernie Wise: they're identical and exceptionally strong sensors, with 1.25-micron pixels (smaller than Samsung's) letting in more light."
Surely, larger pixels 'gather' more light and hence have better S/N ratio. Have I become confused between dual sensors and dual lenses? I think I see two camera lenses side by side. I'll wait for someone to explain ............
If only he had a PhD.
I worked on a large 'secure' site that had employee tracking by proximity card. If you tailgated and didn't offer your card to the reader, the system thought you were outside the area you were actually in, so it wouldn't open the door for you when you later 'swiped' from inside. You had to phone security and explain to them what you'd done. After the first lapse, the vast majority people always gave a scan before they went through a controlled door.
(I was sure that security had been given carte-blanche to act like sarcastic dickheads when they got one of those phone calls. It seemed to work though.)
Don't you know about drones with cameras? Where have you been?
I belive that the 'red flag' limit is £10,000 when it comes to 'funny money' investigations.
I cashed in a long tern ISA style savings policy last year, for £12,000. I'm a UK citizen all my life with a UK bank (for many years) and a well known UK savings organisation. The savings people sent a cheque to my registered home address (they have to do that because of 'security' rules, no bank transfers.) I sent the cheque to my bank and they usually take 3-4 days to have the money in my account. It took two weeks and when I phoned up, the standard operator tranferred me to someone who told me it was being 'cleared in another place'.
This is where we are now. Ordinary people who have done nothing wrong have inconveniences dumped on them at every turn while rich people, corrupt people and criminals have various mechanisms available to them for making their activities easier.
As Paul Ab says below, I pay my builder/plumber/mechanic in cash and good luck to them.
Is there anybody in Telstra (or similar) who knows how to design a network like that? I'd have thought they'd subcontract it out to groups who do have the experience.
A quick search tells me that Firefox is in most Linux distributions. So, Firefox users run Linux - obviously.
Living on the Edge? They're going to give it extensions.
What is the fuel-energy conversion efficiency of a modern all electric car compared to a modern petrol driven car? By that, I mean how much fuel do you need to burn in a power station compared to burning in an IC engine for the car to travel a certain distance.
I realise that the comparisons are complicated by the fact that power stations can burn 'low quality' fuel so they avoid the refining costs and there are, of course, the transport and infrastructure costs of car fuel distribution. Has anyone done a detailed analysis of this?
When I start my car on an average UK morning, the first thing I do is turn the heating full on for a good 15 minutes. In the winter, it's front and rear electric defrost for a good 10 minutes and 50% heating/demist all the time. In the summer, I have the aircon running. I have a feeling that these conditions would invalidate the mileage range claims for any electric vehicle.
I don't think you can compare China's domain registration system with Facebook's user account name requiirements, because they are not the same area of operation. A better comparison would be with domain registration in Europe or the USA.
My little .com hobby domain has my name, address and contact phone number registered for it, as is required by the domain registrar. I don't know how rigorous they are in checking that and what would happen if I provided false details. However, since I pay monthly by credit card, I'd be easy enough to find.
The result seems to be tautology. It was good though, well done. (How about a version where Tay was only allowed to converse with Microsoft executives and staff? What would that be like?)
Old people like me might confuse them with thrup'ny bits and be cheated by unscrupulous people. I don't like this modern world.
If you have lots of standard PCs for office type work in a fixed location, it might be a good idea to set up a positive air pressure area that was fed from a filtered air supply. In the HVAC industry there are massive numbers of different fans, filters, etc that could be used for this purpose.
Then again, for simple use, it might be cheaper to regard the PC as a 'wear-out' consumable and have data stored on LAN drives that are well protected.
I'm sure the storeman had a television at home which had a screen that was always clean as if by magic or, more likely, by wife.
You have to wonder about people who don't notice thick layers of crud on something they use, especially when it stops them using it.
Colouring in and around the keyboard keys would drive me mad.
That looks like a hatchback with a truncated (trunkated ?) back end. What is meant by 'sedan'?
(In the UK we use saloon, estate, hatchback, MPV as broad vehicle design classes.)
It's not a canary, it's some kind of tit. Great or Blue (maybe), I'm not an expert.
Just let it wear clothes and call it Goofy.
Windows Hopes It's a Nice Emulator?
I hadn't realised that I've been taking bread out of the mouths of advertising executive's children. I feel bad about using AdBlock now.
I already gave them bits of it over the past ten years. They've blended and repackaged it for me, which must be worth $5 a month.
"pre-paid phones that terrorists, human traffickers, and narcotics dealers often use to avoid scrutiny ..."
She forgot to mention paedophiles.
That's the problem. Lenses are supposed to allow light to pass through.
What's the difference between an egghead and a boffin?
"... after spraying their penis images around the Surrey street’s notorious potholes ..."
He needs to get out more. Oh, ... wait.
"... connecting through a device that has an address in one of the IPV4 private ranges (10.n.n.n 172.16-31.n.n 192.168.n.n) is clearly using a LAN."
Whatever the complexity/simplicity of your home LAN wiring and Wi-Fi, when you connect to some site outside your home then you appear to be coming from an IP address assigned by your ISP. Have a look at www.whatsmyip.org to see a clear demonstration of this. (Also useful for checking that your VPN is working.)
"... follow some basic rules to protect ourselves – ..." etc.
They forgot to mention using strong encryption.
The great thing about Dabs was that I didn't need to register an account with them and could pay by verified Paypal account and have it delivered to my Paypal registered home address. Click, click, ... click - job done.
I hope I can find somewhere with similar simplicity. I'll start looking - any suggestions?
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