Re: Even old curmudgeons are happy!
NASA's vote of confidence in SpaceX (and money) saved the company from bankruptcy in its early days. I get the impression they do as much as feasible within the strictures of a political governance.
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I can sort of see the appeal of this, given the proliferation of sites supporting 2FA. You can easily imagine a situation where most sites require 2FA and we've just moved the "too many passwords" problem somewhere else.
Having just recently bought a new phone, had it develop a fault, and send it back I've had to go through the pain of migrating about ten 2FA registrations three times and it is a complete pain, even when most sites use compatible mechanisms. Seems there's a good opportunity to make it easier to transfer these in a secure fashion without storing them in the cloud.
Microsoft actually did quite a lot of groundwork in this area a few years ago to support Windows RT across multiple SoC vendors. I managed to locate a Sinofsky-era essay on the subject - search for "Booting the core of Windows"
In essence it brings the x86 model to ARM - providing the necessary UEFI and ACPI interfaces that the OS can use to bootstrap itself. It would still need drivers of course.
It will be interesting to see how much of this survives in the upcoming Snapdragon 835 based Windows 10 devices.
Impossible to park is practically a given anywhere in Cambridge, why do you think everyone cycles?
Given that both Chromium and Firefox are open source, why would malware authors choose Chromium so overwhelmingly that it could affect these results significantly?
Do you realise you can already do this? We've got Ford Sync 2 (I think) on our car which can control Spotify (or presumably any other media playback device) via bluetooth from the in car controls media. It's basic next/previous track stuff rather than searching for music of course.
Nope - the Windows Subsystem for Linux is entirely proprietary. Everything running in user space is unmodified from that which ships with Ubuntu.
Yes. If you're not building a Supercar it's probably best not to try to take the styling cues from one. "Noddy's first Ferrari" springs to mind somehow.
Sounds like a bit of a "niche" market
I suspect most utilities will actually crash (although I've not tested this hypothesis). The other good ones are (non-ascii) unicode characters in paths or recursive junction points.
This is just referring to travel visas (ie for holiday or business), not H1-B working visas.
Although some of these add ons look vaguely promising, what's the chances of them continuing to be compatible with future handsets? It's going to be tough enough building up a market for 3rd party add ons for such a relatively niche player, even tougher if you have to redesign it again 12 months time for the G6,7,8 etc and convince people to buy it again when they inevitably upgrade.
The potential for this sort issue to occur has existed forever, certainly long before the LMI takeover. The LastPass UI has always been a bit of a shonky mishmash of browser prompts that would lend themselves to spoofing. But then again, what other facilities are there for a browser plugin to display UI? I've always felt that Chrome should do a much better job of distinguishing "trusted" extension UI from general internet content. The only visible difference is the URL which is hardly obvious as this attack demonstrates.
I see no relevance to LMI takeover, apart from your obvious axe grinding. FWIW I prefer the refreshed UI.
I look forward to reading your thoughtful critique of their architecture and coding standards...
It did the last time I tried it (last year I think). There's clearly a lot of great functionality in there but I can never get past the awkward and ugly UI reminiscent of 90's Windows shareware written with Borland OWL. Shame. If I had the time it would be an interesting project to try to "fix" the UI.
I have exactly the same issue with Inkscape (although all vector editing tools, regardless of provenance, seem to be either far too simple or have weird UI conventions).
Blender always did have an esoteric UI model, but it at least appeared to be well thought out and consistent. I've witnessed people with a high degree of proficiency in Blender and it all seems to make a lot of sense once you get up the learning curve.
What with Microsoft buying Sysinternals some years back it's available directly from Microsoft themselves: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb897558.aspx
Is that even possible? It seems that someone might have got their version numbers muddled and it should have read Windows 7 with IE8. Which seems a more plausible combination for an upgrade-averse organisation.
Outside the basic OS services, I would wager that there are very few other commonly installed applications with the system privileges enjoyed by a virus scanner - it has system hooks everywhere (almost by definition). It's also the first in the firing line for any code of dubious origin (also by definition).
Now you'd like to think that all AV products were crafted by the finest, most security aware development teams in the known universe, but the evidence often indicates otherwise. If I was a malware writer I think AV products would be very high up my hit list so this sort of attack seems entirely unsurprising.
I assume this is a rather cack handed solution to the problem that they can no longer rely on activeX or Java browser plugins to deliver auto detect the service tag. So some genius decided that a MitM attack would be a convenient cross-browser fix...
While I can appreciate the disappointment, I'm continually surprised by the reaction of backers when a kickstarter project is unsuccessful. It is mentioned repeatedly when backing a project that backing is no guarantee of, well anything, really. If all goes well you might receive the promised product or service but it is an inherently risky proposition, especially with hardware where the complexities of product development and production seem to frequently trip up even the best intentioned projects.
Also I think the other problem with handing over to human control is that the human in question may not have driven anything for weeks or months under normal circumstances. Despite driving regularly for nearly 20 years, I still notice a feeling of unfamiliarity back in the driving seat after I've taken a long holiday or been commuting on the bicycle for a few weeks. Muscle memory and driving instinct kicks in fairly rapidly, but it's not a great time to be dealing with challenging driving conditions.
I have a Sony Xperia Z3 compact, but I can't find anywhere if it has the requisite hardware AES support enabled - anyone got any ideas?
...or at least less damaging than humans.
The Chrome issue seems to be fixed in the Chrome Beta channel as of yesterday, so if you don't want to stray too far from the stable build that's now an option. To be fair to Microsoft in this particular instance the issue is very much with Chrome relying on the instruction layout of a particular part of the kernel never changing which is somewhat dubious from a coding perspective (although potentially justifiable from a security standpoint).
...that the receiver software itself works fine. So you could just run that directly and add your Citrix account manually (the first time). After that, just launch the receiver or an appropriate shortcut, no need to involve a browser at all is there?
(I should probably mention that my experience with Citrix is as a user, rather than an admin, so I guess there could be some circumstances where this isn't appropriate, but it works fine for me).
Interesting theory, but probably wrong. Windows can quite happily achieve what you describe by renaming the original file but retaining the handle. The most plausible reason is that you might have API versioning problems between different applications (or even the same application which late links to dlls as required, although should be mitigated by the SxS cache these days): See this article by Raymond Chen: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/2008.11.windowsconfidential.aspx
Why do we still have overscan? It sort of made sense in the analogue era but with a digital source and display I can't see the need for it at all - doesn't it just make everything a bit fuzzy?
Do you reckon they've even stumped up for any static analysis tools yet?
IE11 has flash built in (or at least the "metro" version does, can't remember about the desktop version off the top of my head). So your machine isn't quite as clean as you might imagine.
With a decent set of headphones I can easily distinguish between 320kbs MP3 and 16bit FLAC (ie CD quality). But under most listening circumstances I agree with you. Certainly anything beyond 16bit FLAC is completely pointless in my opinion. I still have a Spotify account though, mainly for discovery of new tunes.
The current Windows 10 build is much improved from a week or so back. The main problem I have now is that the power features (sleep mainly) seem to be very flaky. I have had a couple of BSODs for the first time in years though!
I tried Office 2016 yesterday - couldn't even get it to launch reliably - Access Violation on startup for all apps. Reverted to Office 2013 quite rapidly.
Do Samsung actually make anything comparable to a Panasonic Toughbook?
It's required to prevent the aeroplane floating off into space, obviously.
I don't think that's true - they've deprecated pluggable protocols which allowed you to render bespoke protocols in the browser, but I don't think there's been any mention of deprecating custom protocol handlers. Doesn't everyone use tortoise svn anyway?
I'm sure you used to be able to do this on Nokias of yore with a single SIM card. I wonder if it will return as a feature with VoLTE given that is essentially ip based anyway?
As a regular user of both a washing machine and an iron, I concur fully. I can't remember the last time I needed to change the washing machine from the 30°C "synthetics" programme, or the iron from 2 dots+auto steam.
The idea that anyone would need to insert a smartphone into this procedure is frankly laughable.
I think ikea have something like that. You put the brochure on the floor to provide a datum and your phone then displays the sofa in situ AR-style.
4K OLED with no "smart" features - LG has just piqued my interest.
This was an iPhone 5C - the bendable one was the iPhone 6
Wow - that's an amazing achievement. I remember some attempt at a multi-tasking environment on the CPC in the mid 90s but I can't remember what it was called - it didn't look anywhere near as advanced as that though.
I'm most worried about the whole line rental rip off element. I don't have a home phone, so being forced to pay a significant sum for pointless land line features I will never use could grate. Just give me an internet only land line with an appropriate discount please.
WebView pre-dates Chrome on Android by several years. In very recent versions of Android (just Lollipop I think), Chrome has now replaced the WebView component, but this change has not been applied retrospectively.
As you point out, increasing numbers of Android components are being moved out of the core OS and into "Google Play Services" allowing Google to push updates and fixes to older OS versions without involving the carriers, but this is a gradual process over several OS releases.
Which is not to defend Google's actions in this situation, but at least they seem to have identified the underlying problem and are moving to address it (albeit slowly). I'm guessing that some people at Google have been getting something of an education over recent years in the difficulties of supporting a mass market operating system running on diverse hardware supported (or not) via various OEMs.
Web apps, Universal apps, Store apps - while they clearly have some benefits, the massive sticking point for complex applications is the fact that they are restricted to a single window (I guess you can do multiple browser windows for web apps, but it's far from a seamless experience). Being able to spawn multiple viewports or panels is a massive boon for any complex application which doesn't revolve around editing a single image or document, it also makes it much easier to make full use of multiple monitors in a sensible way.
Should have waited for the USB type-C connector which can route video over the usb cable. I suppose DisplayLink would work too if you had a compatible monitor.
This is almost as annoying as internationally relevant announcement websites (such as the MS one here) which state the time in local format, so everyone else has to work out exactly what time 9am PST actually means.
Doesn't seem beyond the wit of a multinational software company to implement some time localisation features on their page (or even just a countdown).
The reason given by a member of the Bloodhound team was that Cosworth backed out because they needed to cut back on non revenue generating projects, presumably due to financial pressures.
The less rarified jag engine is also far less likely to cause problems than the cosworth f1 exotica.
Since office 2007, macro-enabled documents have a different file extension (eg .xlsm rather than .xlsx) so it is much easier to filter macro enabled files.
So to answer your question: .xlsx, .docx etc formats are all "safe"
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