The first rule of Solaris on the internet was always to disable every tooltalk and any other non essential rpc daemon, and block off the rest from remote access. If you tell that to the kids these days...
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I can imagine Nielsen, and others, will be dashing off to try and implement this to get viewing figures for their customers that are currently unavailable to them.
US ISPs, with their new freedom to sell off aggregate customer data, will be ideally placed to provide the network access.
It's not being in the hold that you need to worry about, it's the journey there!
You see some horrific baggage handling out on the tarmac, sometimes.
Re: Real cost of sports subscriptions
I saw some numbers shared recently by an analyst for US based cable and sports- calculated as the sums paid to the sporting bodies divided by total cable subscribers. The payment per subscriber, that's regardless of whether they actually had that sport in their "package", was huge!
Here it is, https://twitter.com/asymco/status/839495399052308480
Re: No rocket science is necessary for the understanding of this story.
I seem to recall Lexcycle being bought by Amazon, and then them removing it from sale because they wanted to promote their proprietary DRMd content reader instead.
Until they've blocked everything.
Or, they could actually manage their networks, detect when stuff doesn't look right, and shut down the customers until they fix it (assuming their contracts were wisely drafted)
Re: They store records of my voice calls ??
And I hear there's a thing called a "phone company", that is involved. Apparently they sneakily make a record of these voice call things, too. Scoundrels, the lot of 'em.
Re: Get the basics right first.
Wait a little while and some scallies will come along and nick the alu by dragging it out the ground late one evening (probably whilst hoping it's cu). Especially with the way the economy is headed.
Re: It is a sytemic problem
Pre web? Did you never see/use Usenet?
Re: WTF is with those "break label613;" statements?
Decompiled Java code, there's no symbols and often the real control structures are lost.
Tried to communicate with their Postmaster
But many attempts were blocked, and my eventual reply to their reply was rejected too.
I guess they got rid of their previous team when they outsourced to Google, and couldn't find anyone when they had to (inevitably) in-source again.
Are they agreeing the fare before the journey begins
Or are they still making it up as they (the driver) go along?
I wouldn't use any other mini-cab if I didn't know how much it was going to cost before I started the journey. Why would I want to use Uber?
Re: Android 6 Permissions
Alas, Android apps often need access to "external storage" to do the most trivial of things. We developers/publishers of apps would love a finer grained access, and less frightening/misleading descriptions of the permissions displayed to users, but we can't yet always get that.
Re: ISP email?
They were rejecting emails during delivery, the other week (including to postmaster). So you almost certainly have lost some.
I was getting instant "this email is spam" bounces when trying to email a blueyonder address last week.
So I tried to tell their postmaster, but that bounced too.
2TB a month, though? Through anything, let alone a phone, that's a lot of data!
Planners keep suggesting and trying to implement it all over, but it's widely agreed by many road users (motorists, pedestrians, cyclists) that it is not a good idea.
it certainly doesn't slow traffic down, anyway
Re: Freeview Play
Indeed, "and just 68 per cent per cent of them connect “multiple” times a week" -- because the tv manufacturers don't bother with keeping last year's models services up to date, fools!
2011 Panasonic TV here, which never got Netflix and has just lost YouTube, and isn't supported by many of the new Freeview IP based channels. Firefox OS or not, I'm unlikely to buy another Smart TV from them again.
Re: Provincial Theatres
indeed. This play has already been performed in Harrogate, Brighton, and Salzburg. Up next after London would appear to be Taipei! and Paris.
Re: Panasonic 2012 P50VT50
I have a 2011 Panasonic, bought early 2012. They haven't updated the (Panasonic-implemented) YouTube interface that it receives.
That it is delivered via their online-based Viera network - i.e. it doesn't even require a software update - just really grates. Frankly I expect to get 7-10 years from a telly, in fact as long as the picture showing bit continues to show pictures!
Re: I hate box.
it changed quite a while ago, "Box Sync" can synchronise to a local drive automatically. You still have to configure the top level Box-side folders that will synchronise though and, like Dropbox, it has strong opinions on where it will put those files.
Re: Broadcast is efficient
Some of us live in flats and apartment blocks these days. What's the tech like for massively shared dishes, if each apartment wants two or three receivers?
Re: I wonder...
I'm wondering how many know they're not relying upon (php-cgi seems to have been the main recent weakness) and keep an eye on each CVE to assess the risk and urgency of updates. it can't just be me?
headlines vs. details
But not every vulnerability in every version is going to be "active" in every installation of it. The one where executing PHP scripts via CGI were vulnerable to attack is not going to apply to anyone using mod_php or php-fpm, for example.
Not to defend PHP (it sure has its issues, and it certainly lets people do stupid things), but there are plenty of poorly written applications, or large complex and evolved applications (such as Wordpress), or very widely deployed applications (such as Wordpress) that offer plenty of scope for attack and would do so whatever languages they were implemented in.
Re: Technical or financial
An update based off jelly bean- no driver issues for the older hardware- would be far easier for the manufacturers to deploy than the engineering required for Kitkat (or other) on old hardware. That's why the manufacturers should be the ones demanding support from Google.
Blinkbox was an acquisition.
(Blinkbox existed before it was a Tesco business.)
We recently tried its service: having to rely upon Silverlight really hurts them, as does their top-up credit approach. I'd be unlikely to use them again, even if they were the only service with the next film I want to rent.
"Hello Kettle," said Pot. You're looking rather black."
Back in July they (BT) were also breaking Google drive, with their meddling of google.com
Re: illicit viewers?
I have a 'SmartTV' with iPlayer. Generally the entire TV now crashes after watching one HD programme. Sometimes it crashes before watching any. That's when I have had to resort to watching iPlayer via XBMC.
Looks like they're determined to reduce the number of iPlayer users.
(Also, encrypting/protecting the feed, like encrypting the DVB-T2 version of the programme guide - I assume it's just a management "hack" because they were told not to DRM the video itself?)
Say no to SEO?
So News International will be rolling out robots.txt entries that block that evil nasty Google and their web crawlers, yeh?
Re: Not wanting to defend plod, but
You get a separate public IP address, in a range allocated to BT WiFi (BT OpenZone), from the household users of the BT Broadband connection.
Re: Maybe more wiring-related than protocol-related
it does share the port, yes. it doesn't share the IP address, so it doesn't take much to realise that you can use a non-routed address range across your IPMI devices.
Re: When el reg, when?
Side note: I had to disable IPv6 on our servers recently because Google's GCM servers still don't properly accept connections over v6
(They do now allow you to set v6 addresses in the access list, but it still doesn't seem to work)
Re: boosting its broadband connection speed to 152Mbit/s
well that's just cos your router isn't managing the upstream traffic very well, or at all. Look for options involving ACK or small packet priority, or settings that will rate limit outbound traffic to the 3Mbps or just below.
What screwed up Play.com was the change in VAT arrangements for sales from the Channel Islands, no? I can't help but feel that Rakuten didn't do their due diligence on the deal.
Re: ...they can be persuaded to switch to a Mac
Well I've upgraded my Macs since pre OS X days, and brought all the data (and Applications, which worked great until Rosetta was dropped in Lion) with me each time. Usually program preferences too. So Microsoft's upgrade path from XP is a bit of a let down. (Do I have to go and find a copy of Vista to install?)
But it's not my friends who are needing my help, it's my Mum. How do I explain to her that all her files would have to be backed up and restored? To her, that would be a sign that she should have continued saving all her Word docs on floppies all these years... Oh well, she has an iPad now, the PC can be relegated to typewriter duties.
Re: android upgrade debate
For the developer it's about wanting to use the latest APIs, methods, and even the range of UI things you can style have massively improved with the newer Android releases. Alternatively you have to stick with the lowest common denominator, and 20% of a potential user base is not to be sniffed at.
Then there's testing. Testing requires a lot of effort- you cannot avoid checking on the multiple screen sizes and dpi, but then multiple API levels (more than the major Android release milestones), the multiple handset vendor customisations (I've had bugs that surface solely on Sony, and have one right now that only shows up on a Galaxy 3 Note) mean you really do have to test on more than the emulator.
That is, if you want to have useful, working apps on your Smartphone. Perhaps the majority of the Android user base is just happy with themes and spiffy looking program launchers?
well, that worked out well for Best Buy.
(Ther's been a Samsung shop in Westfield East London since Micro Anvika pulled out. Never seems busy when I've walked by)
When I wrote some code for "Non-stop" Tandems (TAL, 20 years ago or so, as part of an industrial placement), you had to write the code to synchronise across two CPUs yourself. I think the only thing running like that on those production systems was the command shell. I'm sure it sounded great to whoever got the original sales pitch, but the reality was a long way away.
And just who has heard of Premium Interest and their use of the mark?
Got to wonder what you're doing with them. I've got two MagSafe chargers, had both over three years, and they're still running fine (though new kitten has developed an unhealthy interest in one- it'll be that which kills the cable, if anything)
There's a lot advertised for sale, via Chinese distributors, on Amazon. Many seem to be pretty crap specs (watch out for some that are only 2G!), and the rest - well - bit of a gamble as to what spec they actually are. But you might get lucky.
Re: Stop wasting the Police & your ISP's time
Setting up is easy. Setting up and running safely... not so much.
But I know that the author has been doing this sort of thing since at least the mid-90s, and I assume he's kept up to date with what is required to do the job in 2013.
Re: Oh dear...
Parts of Lincolnshire are like this (the Notts/Leics borders). You can just about get a phone signal, but you won't get even GPRS
Not if they then leave their card in, unattended.
Great as a portable device with modem
I had one of the MessagePad 2000s and back in 1997/1998, with the keyboard it was a great little Internet-capable device when travelling! TCP/IP (with PPP and a PCMCIA modem or Ethernet), a simple web browser, and email.
(The eMate obviously more than inspired the original iBook designs.)
Re: Captured PIN
Well never enter a PIN on a swipe transaction of course, but how do we make sure the public know that?
Re: BYOD - A dead end street
Another industry but... My dad was a carpenter/joiner. There were certain tools he was always expected to have/use (chisels, planes, saws, etc), and other often bigger stuff that an employer would provide (bandsaws, circular saws, planing machines) in the workshop. Some things he'd use of his own because they were just better or more comfortable- he could get the job done better or easier.
So I don't really find it too surprising that, if a company is employing staff for their skills and talent, rather than just as "warm bodies" on seats, that they might want to let them use their preferred tools where it is reasonable and practical to do so.
We had a Nascom-1 at school, in a very elegant wooden box as I recall. One Nascom amongst about 5 BBC Micros at the time.
I seem to remember some very enterprising and more talented and older than I writing a sideways scroller game for it. Dave C? Do you remember anything about that?
Re: "Standards-Essential Patents"
If you contribute a technique to a standard, and it gets included, you have to pledge that it will be made available on a non-discriminatory basis to any and all wanting to implement that standard. They can profit, but not single out, over charge some, or prevent some companies from using it.
What doesn't make sense in that?
(Patent trolls of course don't participate in standards making and don't disclose that they hold patents as part of the process of making standards.)