Never mind that...
...the real question is was Netflix affected by it?
32 posts • joined 15 Sep 2009
tbh, unless they're unable to move for whatever reasons (nearing retirement, no other work, just generally useless, lazy etc), I don't understand why people stay and moan about it. It's not like some bolt out of the blue that hasn't happened before.
Anyone that still has that loyal/company man (offended or offended-by-proxy gender hand wringers go feck yourself) ethos for this organization are either already paid too well, or just plain idiots who contribute to the problem.
As already mentioned AWS have pretty much a deny-by-default policy across all their services. If companies are employing/outsourcing people to manage their cloud infrastructure that don't know what they're doing, that's their problem. I'm pretty certain AWS also warns before applying securing settings if something is left open to the world as well.
Additionally, anyone using a service like S3 should probably also be locking down access further with bucket policies for example. If nothing else than to restrict the sources of the requests.
Never underestimate the ability for idiots to create problems.
Rarely see anything other than Macbooks on the train to work, and at work most of our 200+ developers now use Macs with VirtualBox/Parallels being used for Windows if required (usually for full Visual Studio).
Whatever the reason, there seems to be an exponential increase in the number kicking around. Can't remember the last time I heard the "ooooo! you've got a macbook! very nice" comment from one person to another.
(Though admittedly a lot of the choice will be down to being a pretty decent bit hardware)
It's the room that's the most important component.
Amazing the number of people that spend a shedload on music equipment, but do bugger all about the room themselves. I've heard vastly inferior components wipe the floor with high end systems because the owner has invested a bit of money and time looking into room acoustics and what they can do to improve them.
Better specification than the dear iPhone and sold for less. And with a 801 SoC in it.
Selling in the Netherlands (not really the cheapest of places for any electronics) soon for 575 EUR without a contract, so imagine you'd be able to get it in the uk soon enough for about 450 GBP.
Not too shabby really.
...........they'll no doubt insist there are some films along the lines of :
The great grandmother of Leah fights for the right of women to bear lightsabers against a staunch patriarchal Jedi movement, whilst coping with a drunken and abusive husband.
Han Solo's grandfather struggles to cope with his growing feelings for a wookie, on a planet where interracial and same sex relationships are punishable by death.
An earlier model of R2D2 fights to highlight the environmental damage done by current industrial mining for fuel, and attempts to convince the doubters to embrace the use of wind power as a viable and healthier alternative.
Mini yawn because it's not one of the PS4 vs XBone diatribes that some forums are riddled with.
Convenience is also part of a console's appeal, not just specification.
PS4/XBone, put the power in, connect it to TV, power up, play game. Done. Additional services, such as Netflix en all also provide other options quickly available.
Naturally, the PC environment as a continually evolving hardware platform and software platform will outpace consoles, and games will mostly outshine their console counterparts especially further down the line. But some folks just can't be bothered with having to install monthly windows updates, a new version of DirectX, or whatever. They just want to power up and play.
You know that a PS/XBox console is unlikely to have their successor for 7 years or so after release? Add another year or so after release before game releases are flowing maybe. Games bought during the lifecycle of the console will be written with that in mind.
I'm not certain (so please correct me if i'm wrong here) that developers of the latest and greatest PC games ensure their specification will run optimally on a seven or eight year old spec system. Or if they do run, then it will be at a level that the current console will be able to easily do anyway......
More than room for both IMO.
Having people with vested interests in the products they are reviewing isnt particularly encouraging. For example, a recent review of a smaller fondleslab from a fruit company being written by someone who is involved with creating and selling applications (e.g 'Kate - A Royal Odyssey iPad magazine app' ) for the device...........
A reduction in the superlatives would also be welcome.
As would a reduction of constant comparisons during a review (unless of courses it's a 'how they measure up against each other' type of article. Fine, drop some comments in to the end of the article, but please review the device on its own merits.
Can't remember if it was the MSX or C64 version but do remember it taking ages to load. About 400 on the tape counter I think. Gave me time to go outside and smash some imaginary dwarves to bits before returning to the house and not long after :-
>Cleave Gandalf's skull
....but if there's global cooling that needs more carbon dioxide to be expelled to heat things up again, and we breath out carbon dioxide, isn't this great news for politicians since they will be able to talk more drivel and for even longer, and justify it by saying their words are for the good of the planet?
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