Re: I'm a little unclear about what POS means
The majority of POS systems are indeed POS.
Unexpected item in the bagging area...
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The majority of POS systems are indeed POS.
Unexpected item in the bagging area...
Yes, one would presume that the IMUs would fact-check each other and reject data that clearly "can't be right".
However, choosing those limits is probably quite difficult.
Nah, everyone was expecting this as all the camera-based unlock are pretty awful.
They kind of have to be because of their speed and user intolerance of false negatives.
I assume someone has broken the face recognition as well.
No, the test was not representative and the reportage useless.
Thin steel casings with magnets and copper coils along with carbon fibre rods are very different to foam and steel balls.
Maybe real drones are more damaging? Or less?
Nobody knows until somebody actually jabs it pointy end first with a real drone, and I would much prefer that happened in a lab instead of a flightpath.
That does say "small drones are fine", only "larger drones" are a potential problem.
And it doesn't say what it means by a "larger" drone anywhere in the article. That's odd.
A steel ball "the size of a grape" isn't a valid standin for a motor either. Motors are not solid, much of the mass is copper wire, soft iron and magnets.
Why not use an actual motor?
And I really dislike people who refuse to read the court records and so continue to believe falsehoods.
He ran from an active rape investigation, and when the EAW was upheld, he ran from that as well. He's still running.
He's a fugitive suspected rapist. No more, no less.
Also irrelevant, because this is just the European arrest warrant that's been dropped, not the case.
He has another two years* during which Sweden can reissue the warrant, followed by one year when Sweden can issue an extradition requst, and then the case itself has to be dropped.
Most countries would not allow this - to escape rape, simply hide for 10 years?
* I assume May wants us to withdraw from the EAW system along with everything else.
They have shelved the case and dropped the arrest warrant because it's not going anywhere, and Swedish law says they can't keep the warrant open.
It is possible that the timings are related because JA said he'd come out if Manning was released. She has been and he's not come out - so his word is bollocks.
The case can be taken back off the shelf and a new warrant issued until some time in 2020, as it seems Swedish law allows some rape cases to "time out".
The only real change is that now the UK get to try him first, instead of Sweden.
The law does not permit it.
The most any prosecutor could say is that they haven't yet received such a request.
He was demanding that Swedish prosecutors break their own law, international law and their treaties with the US.
That gets a flat "No".
Sweden are legally obliged to properly consider all extradition warrants on their individual merits. They cannot give a private individual arbitrary immunity from everything they might or might not have done in another country's jurisdiction.
And frankly, his actions have made it far more likely that he end up rendered somewhere.
If he'd gone to Sweden in the first place then he would be a free man by now, and would have been able to continue his work unhindered.
Instead he is a wanted fugitive. Jumping Court bail has no limitation. He will be pursued for that forever, and will receive and serve the maximum sentence.
At that point, if the US wants him, they will get him.
Under Obama the US did not give a damn about Assange. Under Trump however...
There has been precious little enforcement of the law with regards to the NSA, but it does occasionally happen.
But the only reason spies exist is to protect the people of their country.
In this case, the spies caused massive damage to their own side.
Why should we ignore that?
The NSA have done it several times before, they will do it again - and every time they are breaching their purpose.
There is a very simple solution: They can only keep a vulnerability secret for a short time, then are legally obliged to tell the developers and cannot prevent it from being patched.
Otherwise they will hoard them, and only let them be patched after a massive attack has already happened.
The side effect of this is that the NSA would then also be searching for vulnerabilities on a regular basis, which will then be fixed (after a delay for their use), thus protecting the people of their country.
If they are not willing to do this, they are not fulfilling their purpose.
I dont think they even considered it at all.
I bet they simply thought "excellent, we now have a way inti these targets" and never considered whether any "non-state actors" might also find the vulnerability.
Then they locked it away in a cupboard and forgot how it worked, only remembering what it does.
This SMBv1 vulnerability is very, very old. I bet neither the NSA nor GCHQ even remember finding it, and never even considered whether it could destroy the NHS.
Oh yes, and then somebody got into the NSA's cupboard and nicked it.
I take a photo and hand it to Person A and tell them "You may post this on Facebook, but not anywhere else"
They post it on Facebook. This is ok.
They post it in LiveJournal. This is not ok and I can take legal action.
How can either of these places know what I told A?
The OS of the very expensive MRI machine is completely irrelevant, because only the manufacturer can ever change any of its software.
No matter what it runs, airgap it, beacuse it will receive very few patches and they will always be much later than a general purpose PC, because they always come via a 3rd party who is legally required to do very extensive testing.
The EULA has never been tested in court.
It is rather likely that MS would settle privately out of court to keep it that way, should an entity indicate that they were really going to go that far.
I suspect that they already have done so a few times, but obviously the point of such settlements is to keep then off the public record.
Bitcoin isn't anonymous.
Every transaction is in the universal ledger, which everybody has access to by design.
The hard part is matching a given bitcoin payment address to an individual legal entity, which is very easy if they ever "cash out".
It is probably quite hard if they spend the bitcoin as bitcoin, however the money trail remains and could be followed.
To be fair, if latency matters then you should not be using Java (or any other garbage-collected language) in the first place.
To be fairer, converting unsigned to signed and back is a complete waste of human effort and likely to go wrong.
Unsigned integers are used in a wide variety of protocols and file formats.
If you need to talk to anything else at all, you need both signed and unsigned integers, or to waste a lot of memory, human effort and CPU on much larger signed versions with manual range checks and fun bit-manipulation to turn the uint16 into an int32 so you can use the file format.
Google don't have a reliable way od spotting copyright violations.
That hasn't stopped them taking down or redirecting revenue of many legitimate videos due to false positives in their content id system, because at the end of the day they don't care either way.
We usually roll them out within a fortnight - the ones we can roll out.
MS have made it a lot harder of late by putting too much in each basket. I would not be surprised if several of these places could not apply this patch because one of the other things in the same blob broke something important.
Probably waiting until a national health service or a telecommunications provider gets hit.
It's part of the carrier requirements that they be able to roughly locate any 911 caller.
Same is true of 112 and 999.
The reason is that many callers are not able to give a good location. Legitimate callers are mostly extremely stressed and many will be in a state of panic.
Even if calm and collected, what if the assailant is in the room, they're a kidnap victim, a passer by who doesn't know the area, a child, visitor or someone recently moved who doesn't know their full address yet...
Or simply that the call is cut off before they can give the information.
And completely irrelevant, because both are part of the EFTA Free Trade area and so do not in fact have much in the way of customs and excise.
It's the same as Switzerland.
ANPR probably works quite well when the only thing you really care about is catching known thieves as they cross borders.
They already wipe down random items and put the cloth into a "magic chemical detector".
Explosives residue is quite trivial to detect.
It is much harder to do this with hold luggage as there is far more of it, and the passengers don't helpfully open their bags for you.
So nope, not buying it.
It's fundamentally bollocks, and makes flying more dangerous.
Crushing a lithium ion battery usually makes it catch fire - and it doesn't matter whether or not it's inside a device.
- Just ask any airline what to do if you drop your phone into the seat. There have already been a few fires from phones being crushed by seats moving. Now make the battery an order of magnitude bigger, stack a load of weights on top at random, and bounce it around.
The existing ban will cause fires. The only question is how often. Expanding it can only bring down more aircraft.
The worst part is that when a plane is diverted or brought down by a lithium ion fire in the hold, they will probably insist that it was a terrorist act and ruin the life (or reputation) of a victim, and the lives of that victim's family.
I'll be going via Canada.
Yes. As far as I can tell, this case is the reason.
Yes, he does appear to be that petty.
I can't compute that in my head, and neither could the calls centre monkey!
Negatively or positively charging an atom is very easy to do.
In fact, the battery in your car does this to hydrogen.
(Assuming it's lead acid, anyway.)
It's primarily for advertising fraud.
Controlling a few million "unique visitors" can quickly get a dodgy website a lot of advertising revenue from ad-slingers.
Facebook claim that all their accounts are unique, real people, so take that money for a few million impressions from the advertisers, skim their percentage and pass it on to the websites.
Hence this being fraud. The question is who defrauded who...
Good point. Statistically that probably means there aren't any real users of Facebook at all.
They're all clockwork hats.
That Facebook admitted to finding in a single trawl of two corporate pages?
I'm guessing the FBI are being asked to investigate Facebook for possibly defrauding advertisers.
According to Facebook's own figures this one set of fakes is 0.5% of all Facebook accounts worldwide.
How many other fakes?
The Government contract teams are apparently almost universally idiots, who even allow clauses saying "If we fail to deliver anything we still get paid. If we are fired for not delivering anything, we still get paid."
As evidenced by a great many examples. *sigh*
I keep an eye on the various office clearance auction houses for this kind of thing.
Got some rather good kit that way.
Are winged collars required, or can one use those newfangled forward point turndown ones?
I note that you have not understood the regulation or my post.
The wire was in a stupid place and so was damaged by a drill when her husband drilled into the wall.
- Yes I did forget that it was her partner who had screwed into the wire. Doesn't make much difference, the cause was the same - DIYer drilled into a wire that was in a stupid place.
I explicitly avoided giving names because that feels like victim blaming - and both were victims. I'm paranoid about wires in walls, most people are not.
I do not blame her parent either. They were distraught! Of course they would demand the Something Be Done! It's the Government of the day who did the foolish thing.
Labour were in power. Labour were the ones who wrote and passed a very bad regulation as a kneejerk overreaction to a tragedy.
The lib dems were not in power, they did not pass it.
Part P is terrible - even by their own figures it was hoped to prevent one incident a year. It probably hasn't come close to that, though that can't be proven as it's such a low rate to begin with. UK electrical safety is and was extremely good.
It has not solved the problem because it's simply created a spate of cowboys with Part P "certification" who have no understanding of electricity, they're doing it by rote.
And worse, those who do the work anyway and either issue a fake cert. or none, leaving homeowners in real trouble several years later.
As to the idea that you can do what you like - afraid not.
If you cannot get buildings insurance, you cannot get a mortgage, and the bank can even foreclose you.
If you cannot sell or rent out a property, the property has zero value.
Thus Part P does prevent you, in the same way that very large fines do. Same as the other buildings regs in fact, most of which are very sensible - even the very prescriptive ones.
Yes, lots of people ignore it. Lots of people ignore speed limits as well, and it's rare to get caught either way - but the penalties if you are caught are very severe.
They only tend to end up in trouble when trying to sell, and suddenly have a large cost dumped on them to get it "fixed" rapidly - even though the actual installation is usually perfectly fine, just the paperwork is missing or incomplete.
Yours, a former specialist industrial electrician, who has seen rather too many shoddy installations in their time.
Hence the term "average".
The Bank of England will accept them (pretty much?) forever, as that's the entity who makes the "Promise to pay the bearer on demand the sum of XXX".
You walk in, hand over your ancient currency, they check that it's real and hand you a crisp new one.
However, shops don't have to take older editions of currency after a relatively short changeover period.
The reason for retiring old coins and notes is because the forgers eventually get too good at making the old designs, making it much too difficult for a normal person to spot them.
And supplier details are public knowledge.
The other one to watch for is "We've changed our bank account details". That should be an immediate red flag demanding an instant out-of-band confirmation.
I rather suspect this is something where a sub-0.1% hit rate still nets the scammers a lot of money, so it doesn't take many tired account controller screwups.
I rather agree with both the "fad" and the "they were good enough years ago" statements.
Tablets have a very limited use case - time and places where you want a portable, medium-sized screen in a small box to display stuff, and either have the time before entering that place to put the stuff onto the tablet, or have fast enough WiFi to stream it.
That means documentation (aircraft pilots, onsite documentation, ebooks etc) and/or watching movies in places where you don't have access to anything better (travelling) and at home away from the TV.
- They're no good for streaming away from home because hotel wifi still sucks.
The tablets of five or six years ago did all that, and still have enough battery life to keep doing it today.
It's a fad because lots of people bought one thinking they'd find them useful, only to discover that they did not.
The other people who did find them genuinely useful, already have one and simply aren't going to replace this "third screen" until it doesn't do what they found useful - so they won't buy a new one until the battery life is short enough to be sufficiently annoying.
I guess battery life isn't that important.
We're just a bit further away.
It's very slow. Or rather, the lead time doesn't depend on what you order.
A colleague ordered a cup of tea that way.
Half an hour later, a tray was borne to them upon which was a cup of tea, milk and sugar.
History does not record whether it was still hot.
In Peru the only 4G is in the Lima metropolitan area, and Cuzco city (where the tourists go for Macchu Picchu)
There isn't any 4G anywhere else at all.
There's barely any 2G across much of the rest of the country.
In fact, most of the country has no mobile signal at all.
Their data is based on the tiny number of people who are rich enough to not worry about the data cost of the app. That means it is simply wrong in every country where data charges are high.
The MPs voted for there not to be a general election.
Seems that didn't work.
No no no, other way around.
1s are much narrower than 0s. Zeros are fat bastards.
It is odd that I don't know anyone at all who has reported a thing to Facebook and been told that it would be taken down.
Even in cases where it contained explicit threats of violence.
Yet I do know several people who have had their photos taken down because of "nudity".
Quite clearly, Facebook love death, murder and hatred but cannot stand nudity in any form.
Half hour ping.
No, no, the server wasn't down for 20 minutes, the Intertubes were slow.
It's hard to tell because quite a lot of genuine software from well-known firms such as "Apple" and "Microsoft" have a similar disregard for the english language, as well as ancient and hallowed UX guidelines such as "Don't stop me working" and "Always tell me when you fail"
So yes, they certainly have reason to be proud of that accomplishment.
If they hadn't then they'd be dead - Ryzen is basically their last chance. If it fails in the market then they probably don't have the reserves to make another.
If they can get another year of reasonable growth then they should survive and hopefully do great things.
They'll be deleted once we've read them and decided we don't nees them.
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