So some good may have come of this. If it forces Apple to admit they have the technology to examine your iMessages before you do it will help people understand their relationship with Apple a little more. Not just Apple bashing, this applies to any message service.
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Twitter et al should be covered by this too
I'm not sure if those "search this site with Google" input boxes also result in tracking without consent.
Re: Just for you townies...
2nd car picture is a classic T-bone accident.
Also in the 1st it looks like the occupants of the car would have survived.
It's money well spent to keep the principles of UK law and justice alive. There is an upper limit on what it will cost: for the taxpayer the max cost will be £10m * his remaining life span; for Mr Assange the max cost is his life.
Re: A Digital Garbage Dump
You need to think a bit more meta. Each data may be worth $0 and if you add them all up you still get $0 but their presence is not worth $0. It's the cost of doing business for Facebook. If they start deleting stuff they will be replaced by the next social media start-up that does not. I am glad they are figuring out how to minimize the power consumption, not for Facebook but for the human race.
Re: Voodoo math
Yes, I think the maths is off. My puny system should have died by now (several times over).
It's 4TB of JBOD with backups. Every Saturday morning a cron job runs an MD5 checksum over all the files. It hasn't detected any random changes in about three years. The last time it did I replaced the disk and restored form backup. With this maths I should be getting an error every three weeks.
Racing to 10nm
Not much point for most of their customers. Those sizes can be very hard to keep the power down and you can fit something like a PDP11 in less than a 1mm square.
Hope you have a backup system too. That you've tested recovery on.
I can think of a name
Hope I've not insulted someone's mother.
Re: Nothing wrong here
Downvoted you because berk is not used enough. I would like to see more uses of the word wazzock too.
Re: Good on them for releasing information about the vulnerability
Releasing the proof of concept will help the person trying to fix this bug to test if the fix is effective with the person affected. If you don't release the proof of concept there is no guarantee that the fix that is eventually provided is actually a fix since it will rely on the fixer guessing at how to provoke the bug.
My priorities when a friend has a loss in the family is:
1) Go around and give them a hug
2) Telephone at an appropriate time
3) Write a letter
I don't see a dislike button being much use to anyone.
"You can’t long stare out at daylight without feeling dazzled"
You need to get out more. Really out, not in the car.
There are two types of people who store data on computers
Those that have lost data and those that are going to lose data.
God, keep me from harm and working on FPUs
The problem lies in guys like me having to make transistors give you an answer in a small amount of time and guys like him expecting results regardless of how long it would take. Intel have now sensibly fixed the documentation to explain what really happens.
Intel's PI is 66 bits and Bruce is asking for sin(0.0000001) where the number of zeroes is about 80 bits. Not suprisingly the answer is correct to 0.000001 (65 bits of zero) but huge relative to 0.00001(80 bits of zero)
Well, it would have been made of wood since he is a carpenter. No problem adjusting wood to fit. Might have been more useful too.
Could we have some screenshots on a widescreen monitor
Can you have the taskbar on the side?
Re: Making things simple
Don't get too smug, you will have bugs in there.
Thay can meaningful;yy engage with me anytime
£100k and I'll say whatever they want.
Re: "I spent a few months ripping and selling off all my CDs."
You mean pirating.
Seriously, if you sell the music you paid for you should no longer listen to it. (morally or legally)
HP going for the record in writedowns
Maybe you can't writedown a merger, but that $8b Autonomy is looking shaky if this happens.
Reduce the amount of motion blur by a factor of 8 - duh
So now the iPhone 6 is available at phones4zombies.com
Just look up on a dark clear winter night in the countryside. Space is mostly cold, dark and empty.
Siri, how do I make a phone call?
Another right handed left mouse one here. My dressage trainer made me switch the mouse to the left. Helped my riding and less back pain.
Windows 7 End of Life
Wouldn't having WIndows 9 and WIndows 8.x on sale mean that Windows 7 would be the third oldest OS version and that Microsoft would not have to maintain it anymore. I may be wrong but XP has been shot and Vista is on the naughty step and if a new major revision comes out that will mean Vista will be dead and Windows 7 not recommended anymore?
Wandering around highly populated areas with a rucksack with aerials, it's a wonder you didn't get a couple of bullets to the head.
Agreed, silly string is the best weapon. Short bursts so you can't be traced.
The buggers have sketched my house!
Must get the left hand side checked for subsidence.
Also that vodeo contains a rare sighting of the fast moving superhero: Interlaceman.
Riding around city blocks is too easy, I was expecting him to have ridden around in the desert.
And another thing, he didn't dot the i.
Re: aware of the benefits of 4K
Never heard of anyone doing this but you could use a 4k screen to show 1080p with 30 bit per pixel colour. You have 4 24 bit pixels per source pixel and you can dither to get an extra 2 bits per channel per source pixel.
Re: those ... sofas?
Those are polished turds.
I drive in the middle lane sometimes. If it's very quiet it gives you two lots of cats-eyes to thud across while sleeping before you hit something. Other times the left lane is so deeply rutted by lorries that it's hard to keep a straight line.
Most of the time I stick to the fast lane as it feels safer, no idiots on the right and the speed differences are less than in the other two lanes.
"Something like a wireless light switch might be much easier to install"
I live in a house with no hallway so several rooms have more than one doorway. It's old but funnily enough there are light switches next to each doorway that were put in when it was last rewired (years ago). The exception is the bedrooms which have a IR remote near the bed (no installation required).
I can't see light switches being the must-have feature that drives this.
I've copyrighted the layout of my local plumber merchant
Scratched and dirty lino floor, faded prints on the wall, a big counter with no-one behind it when you walk in. After a five minute delay a customer service representative (in grubby brown overcoat thing) walks in and then walks out. Five minutes after that they come out again and speak to you in Dothrakian.
Re: Silly sod
Are you sure? Sounds like he a least knows how to make a system secure against police investigations.
Screw wireless lets build big Scalextric
Propellers going backwards
Re: Mogpiss Monday Blues
Elephants don't go over walls, they go through them.
Nice attempt by some commentards
to figure out how to do it with cameras and shelf weight sensors. How do you cope with this? I take the 4 pint milk out to pour on my breakfast, close the door, slosh my weetabix and milk my coffee, turn on the microwave and then put the milk back in the fridge. Sometimes I forget to put the milk back until after eating. Have I just ordered another 4 pints of milk?
Looks like fun
Must see if I can get a pair of placoderm suits for the weekend
Re: NHS air ambulances
The government would love to run the air ambulance service but luckily the people involved know what happens when government bureaucrats start to run things and won't play ball. Bit like the coastguards.
The poor is where the money is
Not much per person but there are so many of them
My nearest lamppost is 400m away
Never mind, 2G works OK-ish
Re: Needs sounds effects...
Yes, the lift is airtight. You do not want to be standing next to the doors when it gets to the top floor.
"I live in a solidly built Victorian house"
Only if you've had the bay window underpinned.
Fixing an airborne aircraft
No-one has ever built an aircraft that cannot be landed and maintained. If your IT is in this state you only have yourself to blame. Plenty of other IT services have planned maintenance downtime. If yours does not have this feature you should resign and let someone competent take over.
Interesting that the penguin is centre stage
but the laptops for the other OSes are open. Maybe Tux's lappy is like the Arc of the Covenant, the contents are so spiffy you will burst into flames if you look upon them.