The talent is out there but most businesses treat staff as a cost and do everything to drive it down. No training in case they get poached and people get treated as interchangable. Of course there is plain pig headedness. I place I worked at flushed several million down the toilet as the only person with the authority and ability was moving due to a partner's relocation and there was a strict no work from home policy (unless you were on support out of hours then you could do everything you could do in the office from the comfort of your couch). Years later no one had either the courage or the authority to pick that baton up.
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If it can run WINE then it will be very interesting to see this in action. I am assuming though it will be versions compiled specifically for the phones or ARM processors rather than a HP Elite x3 access windows desktops over the Internet type of thing.
Re: Windows 7 ... missing features
I didn't want Win 10 on my PC and my WIN 7 recovery tool saw a newer version of Windows and put its foot down. I had to erase every trace of WIN 10 before I could cajole the installer to work.
Re: Windows 7 ... missing features
I keep reading fall update as fail update. Wouldn't be the first time windows 10 has done that to me (background download and autoinstall killed a win 7 computer beyond recovery. Had to install linux to format the drive and get win 7 back on).
Can we completely disable one drive?
Can we completely disable Cortana?
Can we stop it ringing the mothership and forking over all our data?
I know most people out there don't give a damm about this but it still bugs the hell out of me that the OS manufactures are allowed to force their 'customers' to spy on them to some extent if they want to basically buy a modern computer. Imagine if car manufactures force people to hand over all location data, info on who was in the car at all times and full audio and possibly video of people in the car and its surroundings.
Re: Silly Valley
Orac and Avon, it was always funny watching them spar.
Re: So, plays tunes you own, alarm clocks stuff you set and listens to everything you say 24/7
Sounds like you're describing a pebble time without the speaker.
They can't do the job and they're a privacy nightmare. Who in their right mind would buy something lime this?
The reason why they chose the middle of Oz to drive through was to avoid this stuff and I say this to every idiot who laughs at solar powered cars today. Compare what the Wright brothers flew in to a Spitfire or a modern jet. We'll never get solar there if we don't travel the pot hole filled path that leads there.
Nice to see an MEP doing their job. Have one of these (see title)
If someone hacked DOD computers in the US and they were in the UK at the time I could see the connection to the US and why the DOD might want the trial there. On the other hand the person was in the UK when they committed the crime so I would argue they should be tried in UK courts and to avoid double jeopardy being spread across jurisdictions, not handed over if the UK finds no case to answer. That is not what happened in this case. No one directly involved in the sale was in the US and US companies weren’t directly involved (i.e. autonomy wasn’t US owned and it wasn’t selling it to a US based company). If the people who owned autonomy committed a crime, they did so in the UK.
I remember reading an article a few years ago and the ghist of it was Autonomy set their books up the way UK based companies normally do and HP read them as if they were setup the US way. This lead to HP over paying but that the management in HP weren't up to scratch in other ways too. From what little I know it does look like a company trying to sue their way to victory when they failed in the market but the UK or the EU courts should be handling this. HP just want it in the states cause they think the process will be tilted in their favour.
Re: Despotic Autocratic Oligarchies vs CyberIntelAIgent Systems Programming. Fact and/or Fiction?!
That mostly made sense, haven't had my first cup of tea. Yes, that's it. Not losing any marbles at all.
The percentages can be deceptive just as a 5% bonus for the boss is worth a lot more than a 5% bonus for a person working at the coal face. That 5% increase could mean a bigger increase in absolute term that the 20% when the user base was smaller. Analysts, what are they good for?
This goes all the way back to superfrog and zool.
A survey for game engine developer Unity Industries found that 62 per cent of gamers would regularly interact with ads for an in-game reward
I had a zombie game on my phone. Some times you were forced to watch ads but it was quicker to quit the game and reload than waiting for the ads to end. Other times, you could choose to watch an ad and get in game rewards. What I'd do is hit the watch ad button, turn the phone face down and then a minute later I'd rinse and repeat. Got a lot of rewards and watched not a single ad.
Just release Raven Ridge already. Starting to be impatient.
Re: Replicant or not
Yes Dave. I still have the CDs in a draw but trying to get it to run now is a pain. Hoping it will turn up on GOG.
Re: Replicant or not
In the computer game it normally takes bone marrow to tell the difference between replicant animals and the real ones.
AR could be transparent glasses with the office still visible. When I think of VR it is the helmet and headphones shutting you off.
I can see the uses of AR in an office. I could have lots of floating windows with consoles, code, contents of stacks and debuggers and other stuff just there. All the cool interfaces I saw in university many moons ago might actually make it out of the lab. VR is just too anti-social for the office or even at home if you have other people who expect to be able to interact with you. However there is no getting around the fact that the keyboard is still by far the best way to enter large volumes of text into a computer. Even if voice recognition was 100% can you imagine writing large amounts of code that way?
The only private companies that have asked me for my NI have been my employers. SSNs are used by everyone and their dogs to id their customers in the US.
Re: Obscure number
Put it into a calculator then turn it upside down.
This topic has been around for a long time. I can't remember the article now (probably on the BBC given this quote) but an expert said that the situation in the UK wasn't as bad as the US as companies did not use NI numbers as an ID field, therefore it was less useful for collating data from various organisations/hacked databases. Like biometrics though these are IDs and should never be passwords.
Re: Techies will continue to sneer.
The TSA (aka the theif support agency) beat her to that a long time ago:
No, it's Moya.
Re: Location, Location, Location
@ thegroucho Yes, they were, but given the lock em up and let them die their sentiments being expressed that isn't far of what some people are calling for for everyone who goes to prision.
Re: Location, Location, Location
How effective were gulags?*
*If crime continues inside them then it isn't a sucess, you have displaced the issue. Which might be enough for society but only if you're going to give people a life long label they can never remove.
Surely given the destination the name is an homage to Doom?
Excellent. Teithering would be prefect but not essential.
Any word on the price?
Was looking at buying an external hard disk for DNLA. Have a 2.5" enclosure but noticed that the stand alone external HDD at 1tb are the same price as naked internal HDDs (about £45-£50).
bidding for their own ads, sounds like a good way to transfer profits around to avoid tax.
Any chance of combining the various GPS systems for more accuracy?
@Teiwaz They are also called farmers.
@Spud Certainly not using COMUGs anyway.
"This direction is necessary to ensure that those charged with keeping families and communities safe have access to relevant and accurate information when they need it and when they have the appropriate authorisations in order to do their job."
So people who are single and live in the middle of nowhere are on their own then?
If Drs feel threatened by the system what's their motivation to use it? If they disagree what will happen in court if something goes wrong? Will the people producing the system sue critics or gag people who buy their stuff? In the long run I can see this being a big help (as long as it's fast, accurate and easy to use) but we are a long way off on all three points.
The fairphone 2 got 10/10 on iFixit tear down so you can easily replace any broken component, swap out batteries etc etc. They avoid conflict materials which drives their costs up and the volume sold means they don't get the discounts that big manufactures get. There's a number of OSs that can be installed too.
The fairphone 3 will be out late next year, probably for around £500.
A lot of my work involves file handling and string manipulation, two areas which seem to have had a lot of work put into them.
*sigh* Just when I convince my work to let me use Java 8 for one program. Anyone recommend any good Java 8 books?
Re: Some pedantry:
I think it was Spy Kids 3 that made a joke out of that.
Re: Just proves the point
If you added a speaker you'd have a good description of a pebble 2.
Wonder if they would benefit from working with the fairphone people. There does seem to be a large overlap in the philosophies behind them.
At the end of the day it all comes down to money. Do we have the money to replace the mission critical stuff running XP? With how squeezed the public sector is across the board stuff this like this is going to countinue for a long time to come.
Actually AC, as a sovereign nation with control over the money supply this is exactly what the UK has. What would happen if we used it is another story. Of course if companies like Google and Amazon started paying tax at the rates they'd be paying if they were based in the UK and not in magic money island just off the shore of far, far away the funding gap would be much smaller.
The only thing that Gove ever did that I was greatful for was stabbing Bojo in the front and the back at the same time. I know it's hard to believe but he would be even worse as PM than May is. The problem with lying your way to the top is that sooner or later you encounter a situation were the lies make things worse and he won't be able to change tac when that happens.
There is a LG Stylus 3 which has a stylus and a removeable battery but can't find any reviews on the sites I ususally go to so not sure what it is like. Can't find it on amazon either, Three is the only place that seems to have it.
Finally, someone who it would seem has actually studied information theory is taking a look at this.