Having votes is undemocratic!
3597 posts • joined 21 Jul 2009
FWIW the local craft beer bar has flow control pumps for serving, er, precisely 200, 300 or 500 ml.
I find it ironic that a craft beer dispenser is dispensing with the craft of dispensing beer. Admittedly, its been a while since I dispensed beer for a living, but most of my regulars had preferences about how their beer was pulled :)
If at first, second, third... fourth time you don't succeed, you're Apple: Another appeal lost in $440m net patent war
To give the benefit of doubt
I can see (slightly) valid reasons for forcing a password reset like this. If the original system stored passwords insecurely (say, unsalted md5 hash), on auditing the system you might decide not to migrate the old passwords over, in case of a potential future breach that exposed passwords for users that did not log in inbetween the upgrade and the breach.
Otherwise, you would simply upgrade to the desired hashing algorithm as soon as someone logs in with their valid password.
Re: "..with no consideration as to the damage it would cause"
Quote is accurate. He was hired by Cellcom to make their competitor Lonestar look bad. He hadn't anticipated that his actions would overwhelm all connections to Liberia - so not just making Lonestar look bad, but knocking everyone in Liberia out - including Cellcom.
Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown
Is this essentially the same to us Brits voting some nutter into power (some party that is close to the far left / far right), and then when the nutter Government tries to pass the budget which has us spending £20bn on a wall the MP's don't let the budget pass?
In the UK, a government that cannot pass its budget is no longer a government - its termed as a "Loss of supply". The government is obliged to call for a snap general election.
This is one of the key differences between the Westminster system and the presidential system. Under the presidential system, because of the fixed terms it results in deadlock, whilst in the Westminster system it results in elections.
Funny. You could have installed Mint on it in about 20 minutes. I did the same thing to my daughters HP Stream and it runs like a champ.
How long did it take you to get Office365 suite running on it?
Linux is fine for me, its what I run on my laptop, desktop and home servers, but this was for the missus to do MS Office work on. Libreoffice != MS Office.
Those 32GB eMMC devices are atrocious. My missus bought one about a year ago*, a HP stream 11 from Currys, to use as a simple lightweight device to take to meetings and so on, to read MS office documents and do minor editing, browse the web etc. After installing her Office365 sub on it, it then used all the remaining disk space to download required updates, at which point it had no space to install the updates (in fact, I had to delete things to get all the damn updates just downloaded). You can't expand the storage at all, you can't download updates to an attached external drive, you can't even use it as doorstop because its too light.
It took me about 8 hours of fiddling, uninstalling things to get enough free space to install updates, tweaking pagefile sizes. The only way this thing is usable is if you don't actually use it for anything. Only 2GB of RAM, so constantly swapping too, which didn't help matters much. Utterly unusable POS - and Currys are still selling them! After a few months of watching her struggle to use it when it was working, and at least an afternoon a week for me fixing each time it did run out of space, I bought her a proper Dell laptop.
* With no involvement from me. She insisted she didn't want to spend more than that (comes with a year of Office365) and wouldn't take it back. I wanted to take it back for a full refund on the basis that it wasn't fit for purpose, given that the sales droid guided her to this particular model and said it is what she needed.
I find iPhones exactly the opposite of 'play well'. They may do so with their ecosystem but try taking a photo and sharing it with nearby phones users in all its 20MP glory.
You mean "sharing it with nearby non iPhone users". Otherwise you'd just use either Wireless Beaming or AirDrop. As the only android user in my extended family, the benefits they get are quite clear (but then again, so is the cost).
Re: Why would anyone want to use any of this?
It might seem like a load of extra nonsense, but when done right, docker and k8s actually contribute greatly to software development.
docker/docker-compose allow you to run development instances in the same environment everywhere, to run on your own laptop/servers all of the stack needed to run/develop your application.
docker registries allow you to reuse images, with very little configuration required.
CI/CD allows you to automate testing and certain quality control measures to ensure quality improvements, automate the production of docker images to use in production, and ensures what gets deployed in production is what was tested
k8s allows you to manage deployment of these services, exposing the various parts of the application to each other.
It makes it much simpler to build things.
wrt to microservices, here's a concrete example. Say you want to add a feature to your web app that generate a PDF from some HTML. That's a pretty common task, and pretty straightforward - there are any number of libraries to do it, you can also just use a web browser. That's just a few weeks/months work for a competent developer. Or you could use a gotenberg docker image. Need more scalability? Update one number in one file and re-run kubectl. Want to know
Need more sophisticated controls than that? Use something managed, like BlueOcean k8s. Don't want to spend money on "stupid cloud" stuff? Run kublr and run on your own metal.
BBC Bs + Econet - you could change the network id of a network connection on the fly, and if you changed it to the same id as one that a user is already logged in as and they aren't actively using it, you also inherit their session.
This lead to complex The Sting style schemes to get the lab technician to log in to his admin account in his office, and then distract him with conversation whilst accomplices switched to his id and gave disk quota upgrades to us all.
Re: Assange is a political prisoner, in the United Kingdom, end of
I meant queue, I typed queue, if I had intended to type cue I would have typed cue, if I had intended to type que, I also would have typed que. Which part of this do you not understand?
So you're just a moron then? "Cue" - a signal for something to start. "Queue" - an ordering of items. You clearly used the former meaning and the latter spelling, why are you still arguing about how clever you are?
[Edit - go on then, which of those comes first in your "queue"?
Queue the tabloid and Fauxnews muppets virtue signalling and regurgitating their echo chambers]
US told to quit sharing data with human rights-violating surveillance regime. Which one, you ask? That'd be the UK
Re: @ST The Bret thing
Not to get partisan about it, but Kavanaugh said he never drank heavily, but several of his former college classmates distinctly remember him drinking excessively, and was "belligerent and aggressive" when drunk.
That is obviously "He said"/"she said" stuff - there is never going to be "proof" of a lie, so everything has to be on balance of probabilities.
There is nothing wrong with drinking when a student, and working out how to handle your drink, but on the balance of probabilities, he fibbed about his student alcohol consumption. Personally, I'm not convinced about the sexual assault allegations, I'm absolutely convinced that as a student he got wasted regularly, and then lied about it because that would paint the assault allegations in a different light.
Re: Some white ones visible on the pictures
Nobody is going to fly tip IBM model M's. Firstly, the resale value is so high that only an idiot would do it.
I got my model-m from keyboardco.com ~10 years ago for £24. If you want one now (I spilt sugary milky tea over mine, and it never properly cleaned, even after going through the dishwasher, hard to use it without R,D,F or G), you're looking for easily £100 - more if its a proper one made in the 80s (the late 90s one are _definitely_ not as good).
Bought a daskeyboard 4 to replace it, also cost ~£100, nowhere near as good (keys keep repeating).
The point of the 13" MBP (2018) is more cores + hyperthreading and processor grunt. (ie for developers).
You wouldnt want to run anything more than a basic VM on an Air.
What the actual fuck? Who runs VMs when developing, is this 2012?
I don't need much CPU whilst developing - you only work in one small area of your code at a time - but the thing which makes my laptop stop being useful for development is when it runs out of RAM, and can't keep all those different kubelets in memory.
CPU? I haven't felt constrained CPU wise for ~10 years. RAM is the only thing I run out of when developing locally (and, I suppose, battery...)
Re: If we're talking about search
Type something, delete it, type it again. You often get a different set of results. How the hell is that considered shippable?
Ah, the joys of MLT systems (More Like This). You didn't like the search results it gave you last time obvs, so here are some different ones!
Should a robo-car run over a kid or a grandad? Healthy or ill person? Let's get millions of folks to decide for AI...
Re: The most hated people in society.
Seriously, they included criminals in the list? How do they expect the car to identify criminals
Easy, make it a crime to strike a self driving car with your person, call it "Battery of a semi-sentient corporate person". Then, anyone who gets run over, I'm sorry, who viciously assaults this defenceless robot's tyres with their face is already a criminal and we're OK with saving them from a future sojourn at the prison farm.
Re: The Optimal Number of Gyroscopes
So, three gyroscopes are good, one is ok, but two are not an option?
Pretty sure its down to a combination of:
* you can't do anything with none, so when Hubble is down to its last two gyros, the plan is to only use one of them at a time to preserve their lifetime further.
* the quality of results you get with two gyros is similar to with one gyro, 3 is much better.
Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN
Re: Debt = Bad
If it was caused by too much cheap credit - then why was the solution providing even cheaper loans?
It wasn't caused by cheap credit, it was caused by collateralized debt obligations. This is packaging up debt from different sources into "packages" which are then sold on to other people, which in itself is not that much of a problem, but the crisis was caused by clever* people repeatedly packaging up and reselling debt on and on. Eventually it got to the point where the (mainly) banks holding this debt actually had no idea about the quality of this debt - the chance of them getting paid. Due to the repeated re-packaging, the debt was marked as AAA/AA+ (yes, just like ebay..)
Now, a lot of this debt was sub-prime mortgages. Whilst house prices are rising, this isn't a problem, you get a special cheap rate, because there is little risk in default - the bank takes the house, sells it, gets paid. When house prices stagnate or fall, there are no more special cheap rates, because the risk is much higher. Of course, then when the special rates expire, the debt will default.
The problem then was that these banks were all holding hundreds of billions of dollars of supposedly AA+ debt, but really its CCC or below. They get scared shitless, because they have no idea how much bad debt they have or what their exposure is, and then they stop lending to anyone (or rather, their lending rates go sky high). One crazy statistic is that 50% (or $300bn) of AA+ or greater CDOs issued between 2005-2007 were in junk status by 2009 - that's nuts!
Once banks won't lend to each other, banks start failing, government costs go through the roof (as almost every government runs on a deficit, anticipating growth that will negate the debt), and the entire modern world collapses in on itself. At that point, the only thing that can be done is to have governments step in to guarantee the debt (by taking it from the banks in return for equity), and setting ridiculously low central bank rates.
So yeah, cheap credit anticipating house price rises was the cause, but between the end of the world and stuffing the banks full of cheap credit, we choose the latter.
As to who to blame, you can blame the clever boys and girls making the CDOs; I prefer to blame the credit agencies who gave them these CDOs triple A ratings in the first place.
* Not the good clever, the "special" clever...
it's a remote-code execution vulnerability, specifically, an out-of-bounds memory write. The good news is that an attacker can only trigger the bug by tricking the victim into opening a specially crafted Jet file
So this "remote code vulnerability" can only be exploited by tricking the victim into opening a local file? How the fuck is that "remote"?
No, you get up to six Office subscriptions, all you need is someone to give them too, children, spouses, significant others etc.
Would be nicer if they cut the price to $16.67 per user per year and then let us decide how many licenses we need. How does that conversation go anyway, "Great news Timmy, MS have given us an extra license so you no longer have to feel like we love the other 3 more than you any more (but we do.)"