Re: Rare Bacon ?
Looks cured to me.
Also, this is the first one I've decided to make at home. Looks great!
2728 posts • joined 16 Jun 2009
Looks cured to me.
Also, this is the first one I've decided to make at home. Looks great!
Disruption means "A new product or service that nobody predicted".
Thus it's obviously not something that any consultant can possibly provide, and therefore anyone trying to sell it should be introduced to the stairs BOFH-style.
Companies do need to be able to spot a disruptive technology before they get disrupted, and follow Kodak.
Change always has a high cost.
So you have to be able to prove the change is worth the cost - to the people who actually bear that cost.
The EULA is irrelevant.
It's the definition of a take-it-or-leave-it contract, with no discussion possible. There are multiple UK legal precedents stating that any clauses a reasonable person might not expect are null and void.
Aside from that, if you've explicitly said "I don't want the upgrade", then MS laying claim to that bandwidth would appear to be unauthorised use.
At least, it does to this potential juror.
Is there a lawyer in the house?
Should I be writing to my MP and asking him to demand a Microsoft representative explain exactly why they think this is legal?
There is a requirement to chase after trademarks, as a registered trademark can be lost if not "protected".
This is because trademarks are intended to be held perpetually, while copyright is intended to expire and thus requires lobbying of government to extend.
Not sure if they're Turing-complete, but not far off.
I wonder if anyone has done a denial-of-service via fonts yet. The parser can't solve the halting problem, so I wonder how it guards against a font taking too long?
Your (3) is a "Prove you are innocent"
If they have, then they've also decided not to support professional computing on Mac anymore.
Mac used to be huge in certain "artistic" industries.
They've now got to the point where many formerly "Mac-only" software products have gone "PC-first" because there's no Mac hardware suitable to run them on.
Aside from that, if Apple continue along their current hardware design trajectory, there will be no usable machines available for sale capable of running this software.
There will be nowhere to plug in your stuff!
Gigabit Ethernet is long gone - need a dongle, burning a port that could have been a monitor or a USB storage device.
Their latest has effectively no ports at all - as you need an adapter for USB and have to unplug the PSU.
Apple hardware is no longer professional, it's poseur - looks before use.
Is that it encourages hoarding and discourages investment.
If you believe that an item X that you desire but don't need yet will be cheaper in 6 months time than it is now, then you are likely to wait those 6 months.
You'll only buy it now if you're desperate or otherwise unable to wait.
If everything is going to be cheaper in six months, then everyone waits as long as they can before buying anything.
This badly affects the cashflow of companies selling the stuff, and it's cashflow that really kills companies (not debt or liabilities). So unemployment goes up, and all kinds of other bad juju.
No, it's worse than that.
A "Fiat currency" has value because we agree it has value.
We agree it has value primarily because our (respective) government(s) say it does.
If enough people lose confidence in our governments, the value of the money falls (exchange rate changes). If it falls far/fast enough, everyone loses confidence in it and suddenly it's no longer of any value at all.
This is what happened in Zimbabwe.
It only has to work once in a million emails - possibly even less. Email is incredibly cheap to send - they can send a million every Friday for practically nowt and if just one business falls for it, the scammers still win.
What's needed is for the victims to come forward (I suspect most don't) and press wire-fraud charges.
We get many of these scam attempts every week, even including phone call ones - I've had a lot myself, though being a mere pleb they're barking up the wrong tree to begin with.
The National Grid was extremely significant though.
Built and expanded throughout the 30s to 70s, it finally brought standardised electricity to most of the population and industry - instead of the myriad of slightly different and incompatible systems scattered around the country and even individual cities that existed before.
Massive infrastructure like that has a huge impact.
It also has nothing to do with unions or high marginal tax rates.
I'd argue that all economic theories are simplistic.
The socialist ones are possibly the worst, as they assume (almost) everyone is happy to be a "worker bee".
The capitalist ones are possibly the worst, as they assume (almost) everyone cares the most about accumulation of wealth.
Reality is neither of these things.
Corporations are legal persons, with many of the legal rights and responsibilities of actual persons.
Some of that is a necessary legal fiction - if a corporation does something that harms you or your property, there has to be a way for you (or your loved ones) to sue the company and for the state to hold them to account.
That's the cost of Limited Liability - in some cases no individual human can be held legally fully responsible, so the company is - and thus the company directors.
For example, In corporate manslaughter cases, the company is prosecuted. I'm not sure what consequences lead from that though.
I've got a 16GB phone. Just over 3GB free space.
For me and users like me, it's plenty.
For others, it'd be nowhere near enough, which is fine - and why I really think every phone should have an SD-Card slot, so you can drop in whatever extra space you need, and increase it for very little cost if your needs change.
Signing or not is irrelevant, though nationality is.
That said, it's pointless self-aggrandisement anyway.
They used one-time pads for this encryption.
Make two identical lists of totally random code:value pairs, send one out to the field and keep the other for decoding.
As long as your one-time-pad generation system is truly random with sufficient entropy, and you can keep both pads secure, it is genuinely unbreakable.
Inconvenient though, as once the pads are used up, no more messages until you can get a new one to the other party.
So it'd be ok for them to use your details to honeypot somebody in this way?
Perhaps someone violent?
Even ignoring everything else about it, this appears to be blatant copyright and/or trademark infringement, which under US law is punishable by multi-billion-dollar* fines.
Not to mention unnecessary. A blank page that redirected to an actual AP story would have been just as good.
Also, how many people ended up with this malware installed? Such a drive-by infection would get any vulnerable systems that happened to visit, so it's rather unlikely that the nominal target was the only infected computer.
(*Only a slight exaggeration)
"One of customers has properly ****ed up, we're pretty sure it's nothing to do with us but not certain enough to invite the lawsuit."
They lost the phone API war a long time ago.
It was lost before they even started, and they even deliberately sabotaged themselves just to make sure.
When they partnered with Nokia, they could have supported Qt (at that time it already supported Android and Meego/Meamo). When they launched WinRT, they could have allowed people to develop for it under Win7 for free.
They did neither of these things. They made it expensive and difficult to develop for their new platform - so guess what, nobody did.
Seriously? Ads in solitaire and minesweeper?
They've gone mad.
No corporate facility is going to accept that, and none will pay to remove them either. What are bored receptionists supposed to do?
If your business is based around helping people do stuff that their partners don't want them to do, sooner or later one of those partners will find out and create Consequences for you.
Some of those people will even be willing to break the law to cause those Consequences.
- It doesn't even matter whether it's familial, business or "business", partnerships you're affecting.
Copyright theft could only be fraudulently arranging to have the copyright assigned to you (or your stooge) instead of the rightful party.
It'd pretty much require a team of lawyers to perpetrate that theft.
Copying something when you don't have permission from the copyright owner is "infringement".
Words are important, copyright law says so.
Dabbs isn't very good at it.
I know some very good ladies who would be happy to give him a lesson.
It's closer to 1%, probably less.
Minimum wage, 2min per customer is 21p. Double that for employer costs, so 42p.
Staff spend far more of their time shelf-stacking, so you got your money's worth.
On the bright side, they'll probably have less hang-ups about nudity, and their tabloids will publish fewer "celebrity long-lens" shots.
As everybody's bits will already have ended up in public view at some point.
You're a bad person and should be ashamed.
If you don't give useful names to your commits then you're hurting everybody in the project - especially yourself.
I bet you-from-the-future hates you.
As far as I know, no EULA has ever been tested in court.
There have been legal opinions sought and given by many parties, and a few out-of-court settlements, but no actual case law.
EULAs almost certainly contain unenforceable clauses, and may even be unenforceable in general - beyond the general protections provided by copyright laws, anyway.
General telecoms also has backup and redundancy.
At least, it does in the EU - it's a legal requirement of being a telco.
Perhaps that's not true in 3rd world countries.
So if you pay for "last mile" redundancy yourself (separated links to different exchanges), you're covered for most.
That's comparing apples with spacescraft.
Cheating is an action that is expected to cause harm, by definition.
Swinging is fine, as those affected know and agree to it, but this place didn't claim to be helping swingers.
You can usually get a basic framebuffer running without using any binary blobs. Most ARM Linux BSPs do this for boot splash.
However, you cannot get any hardware graphics acceleration unless you use the binary blob that from ARM, Broadcom, Vivante etc.
They don't publish how their GPUs work because that is a mixture of patented works and trade secrets, which they can't/won't divulge.
Presumably there's also hope that it'll run Crysis, create world peace and make a nice cup of tea.
Trouble is that you need a dual-clutch auto to get decent performance and decent efficiency.
And only the really pricy cars have those.
Everything else has the single-clutch boxes that are so slow you can lick the windscreen every gear change, or torque convertors that are hideously inefficient.
Geolocation is far more precise out in the boonies than in a city.
The urban canyon is pretty much the worst case for a GPS receiver.
GPS is amazingly precise and accurate when there's no buildings to confuse the receiver.
The problem with the OFCOM stuff is that they use calculated for almost everywhere, and only measure raw signal strength in the few places they've measured.
Thus they don't spot the overloaded cell that couldn't carry a connection of any type, or the noisy link that can't carry anything more than a text message.
Contempt of court is one of the things that will never expire, and has quite significant consequences - especially when apparently pre-meditated.
It means that the person who signed the Declaration of Conformity was willing to sign that it meets the applicable EU Regulations.
No more, no less.
The entity that places it on the market in the EU is legally responsible for this being correct.
UL is different, in that UL is a pure paper exercise with (almost) no testing at all, but does require that the papers are lodged with Underwriters Laboratories.
If you search for OpenGL, most of the results you get are promoting ancient techniques, if not plain wrong.
And given how hard it is these days to convince Google that you really, really mean "Don't show me any results with glBegin in them", I for one welcome our new volcanic overlords.
It's actually several different motorways and dual carriageways that got stuck together into one ring when the money and enthusiasm ran out.
There's several places where this is pretty obvious, as the route is just daft.
¿Who thinks of region coding toner?
Either replace the washer, fill the hole with inappropriate gunk or put a bucket under it.
My sink drain uses the inappropriate gunk method. I did get some appropriate gunk afterwards, but never needed to actually use it.
You don't use water on electrical fires.
Also, Lithium reacts with water quite enthusiastically.
Also, most people don't have a tap in their bedroom.
Finally - do you know how you would react to waking up to a fire?
Unless you've had special training, you would probably panic to some extent, and it's very unlikely that you'd use the most appropriate firefighting technique.
She did well enough.
I'm pretty sure the unemployment rate isn't 38%.
In the short-term it was.
Over the longer term, new technology often creates jobs in new sectors that replace many of those that were lost due to it, but there's no reason why it would be the same number and this takes a long time.
- In the UK, what actually happened was lots of people emigrated, and even larger numbers got killed in various wars. That said, it seems unlikely that current UK unemployment rates would be much different if that hadn't happened, as we did import huge numbers of people later on.
Full employment is a very unstable position. You can only balance on that needle in a Star Trek post-scarcity economy or if the Government decrees that everybody is employed.
If it was then he didn't understand any of the post at all.
Tautologies tell us nothing. Why is a given job worth more than another?
You are buying a specific product.
Do you buy the product from Supplier A who charges £10, or Supplier B who charges £5?
If you said A, you're either a liar or an idiot and there's no point in continuing the discussion.
- Though if you said "It depends why A costs more", then that is a very good question.
According to economic theory, jobs are the same. When hiring somebody to do a thing, you want to spend the least overall.
That might mean hiring one person instead of two, paying the more skilled person more than you would have laid either of the less skilled ones - because a 1.5 multiplier is smaller than 2.
You might pay a very skilled person a lot because the cost (in time and money) of replacing them is very high.
The goal remains as spending the least.
However, none of the actors have perfect knowledge and they all have biases (inertia, not wanting to do certain things, wanting to live in particular places). In general, this tends to lead to employers offering more, and potential employees and contractors asking for less.
You work in a skilled market.
Take a look at an unskilled one. It'll really, really scare you.
Full employment is impossible in a free market.
It can only be done by making the Government the only employer.
- Not the employee of last resort, as that's the same as having out-of-work benefits.
A thought experiment:
Everybody is employed.
Somebody invents a machine that does the work of 10 people.
9 people are now unemployed.
1000 other business units have the same need, and purchase the machine.
9090 people are now unemployed.
And there lies the wub.
The law is to protect the bottom.
According to economic theory, all jobs are valued by the employer at "the least we can get away with paying".
There have always been more people of working age/capacity in the region than there are jobs to be done - and modern transport means that the region in question is even larger than in history.
All low-skill jobs can be done by anybody.
Thus, in the absence of external force (law), low-skill jobs will be paid the absolute minimum, with the least benefits, shortest holiday etc.
On top of that, if your pay is low, unpaid holiday is infinite cost as you can't make rent/eat etc.
I already see this in the UK's care industry. Many care workers have multiple jobs, doing shifts at B during their time off from A.
I can't think of any reason to use RAID-0 in a NAS box.
It's useful where performance is critical but data integrity is not - eg, the working copy of something large.
So unless you have SATA-3 or better access speeds, it's worse than useless. No SOHO NAS has that.
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