...if life is long another Balmer scale asshole will inevitably end up in control again
2260 posts • joined 19 Jun 2009
For far too many politicians having a real job before joining the gravy train just provides the enabling contacts for corruption. Work experience is not the problem, politics enabling corruption and protecting the corrupt from punishment is. And corruption hangs around politicians like flies around shit.
There's no comparison between the damage a profit driven private company will be prepared to do by abusing surveillance and the ability, willingness and mild consequences (and the ability to exempt themselves from them) a government or political movement has to abuse surveillance.
The current malign, incompetent UK gov and majority of politicians infesting all parts of our supposed democracy are infinitely less trustworthy than the worst anyone believes of Google/Apple/Amazon etc.
If tracking is needed, I'll go with the provider with less motive&ability to shit on my life through doing it.
Sounds more like opt in to me and usable unlike the sledgehammer of robots.txt the clueless suggest for every Google problem.
Having been on both sides of the job agency process, I'm firmly on the “they're parasites“ side of the debate though. Anything that lets direct job adverts compete will be a valuable service.
A company that profits from the number of eyes seeing it's product, that was prepared to cut off 47mil Spanish, won't think long before cutting off 28mil Australians.
Until small minded politicians worldwide stop looking for headline grabbing, easy but badly targetted actions that support only their own backers, the Googles & Facebook's of the world will face no pressure to change where they actually are wrong.
With the important point that the experiment has been done and shown it actually drives more visits to the underlying news sites than it removes. In real life punters have little reason to go to the sites at all, have overwhelming choice of sources and prefer watching cat videos instead of news.
Should we just shut Google news down and watch the news sites drown 10% faster?
The range of Hubble values in that map is similar to the range of values different groups using different measurement methods are still coming up with for the constant.
Maybe a clue that there really isn't a single correct value and our patch isn't quite as flat as believed.
Flashing simply means overwriting the systems flash memory. Overwrite the partitions the OS runs from, zero the data partitions and nothing survives of any infection (unless it can run from external storage - which nowadays would require a hacked firmware).
Stock recovery mode is how you flash signed stock firmware images, often to recover a bricked or corrupt phone, or force an OS upgrade. For tinkering we flash the stock recovery partition with something more hacker friendly.
Trusted rooting implementations require apps to be whitelisted or one time authorised before they can successfully call su.
Malware on a user rooted device will need to trick the user into authorising it or find an exploit to replace the existing su. Rooting a device is pretty safe unless you're easily tricked.
Between about one third and two thirds of the population have to become immune to COVID-19 and before the spread will peter out. Too many leaders (I'm looking at you Johnson) initially chose infection and recovery over maximizing the chance of vaccination as the route to that, economy over lives.
It's fair to say government always lies about everything to get re-elected but somehow you slept through the lie being downplaying the covid19 threat, completely denying it in the USA. Lies far too many here in blighty seem to have swallowed whole even after the u-turn at 'vote for us' central.
A u-turn weeks too late.
The original DN3D rendered at whatever resolution you told it to. It did however only reserve enough rendering buffer for something like 1600x1200 (if I remember right) and crashed if you went too high. Wasn't a problem at the time because monitors couldn't do hi-res and hi-framerate simultaneously and we all chose fps, though I don't remember ever needing to use 320 - our developer boxes were more powerful than office PC's :)
It's fun calling it the porn filter but the fscking things block much more and aren't much good at stopping porn. First time I had one disabled it was keeping me from vital engagement with various beer sites. Most recently I discovered the 3UK filter has a love/hate relationship with the Internet Archive, as in sometimes it blocked it, other times it didn't, demonstrating how bloody useless the filters are!
The last few run ins I had with them I told them I couldn't remember the password, threw some random guesses out (all wrong) and waited till they said 'OK'. Which is frightening, albeit damn useful given VM had never once managed to have the same password or even secret question that I'd set before I gave up remembering it! Even worse, that worked on a mobile number they'd never seen before when I was trying to get my line reconnected!
I particularly enjoy the ridiculously expensive power cables, £1000's to get that lovely clean (NOT) power from your wall socket to the amp psu.
I can't work out if the idea is that a dumb conductor with or without ferrites and shielding can magically turn the sea of noise, spikes, voltage and frequency fluctuations into pure, clean 50/60Hz sinewaves or getting all that noisy shit faithfully to the amps PSU is a benefit!
Or why they think they bought amps without PSU's designed to handle that noisy input better than any cable could.
In my only year working onsite the office was almost opposite a pub and team meetings were usually scheduled for the end of the day, in the pub. When the CEO was visiting from down south the entire office decanted itself into said pub mid afternoon and hammered the company credit card. Remote work doesn't get all the perks :)
The office secretaries job at my last employer has an element of keeping the fridge stocked with drink...
When I was dumping Virgin after much more than few days repeat outages, their commercial 350 down/50up business service was slightly cheaper than the consumer 100mbit service! Also no chance of being constantly nagged to add TV services or phone lines. Just had no faith they could actually fix the myriad of problems significantly faster, same ancient cable, same crappy engineers, the difference was mostly just a quicker way through the frontline support crap Virgin provide.
I ran a pair of Xbox Ones vertically on my desk, stuck between the monitors and wall, for 4 years. Picked up plenty of dust but never complained about overheating. Rarely used the Bluray drives but they're slot loading and worked perfectly.
The One X sat horizontal, buried under a pile of crap simply because I ran out of safe places to sit it vertically!
3's 'unlimited' 4G broadband does say if you hit 1TB in a month they'll check for 'commercial use' so it's not such a crazy suggestion. Well, if you ignore the extremely optimistic description of the service as broadband! There are believable claims of being checked (and cleared) for hitting up to 1.3TB on it.
If Virgin had put a similar clause in their cable contracts there would have been fun&games every month in my last gig. Wish they had, might have noticed their commercial service is cheaper and faster!
Yes, manufacturers are responsible for bad driver updates but unlike Win10 (before they were shoute at enough to stop) they generally don't force update themselves me middle of the night.
Had to block any connection to Microsoft on my PVR pc to stop update updating tuner drivers and turning it into an ex-pvr. The combination of forced updates and a MS certification system that doesn't guarantee the drivers actually work was deadly.
Win10 still has file suffix association in desktop mode. Can probably even bind crippled UWP apps nowadays after the climbdown on running them on the classic desktop.
I have most likely types bound to an ancient copy of wjed! The 'open with' context menu sorts out the odd times that's wrong.
I believe the argument is more: it could push bits faster and more bits means higher quality. Which would be good if they actually used more bits on each channel instead of actually using less bits per channel across far too many of them!
I'll stick to high bitrate internet radio on my av amp/Kodi boxes/pc. Never heard a dab channel that didn't hurt my ears.
The object is not showing 'weak interaction', it's not showing the expected effects of actively consuming matter - not showing signs of interacting with surrounding matter. That could be as simple as there being nothing left close enough to capture and being too light to disturb anything further out in any detectable amount.
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