It means nothing in China because it's generally blocked in China, something to do with the Chinese government not liking people posting lots of photos of cats and memes or something like that. Conversly, the Chinese social media platforms are not platforms outside of China so for Chinese brands in China to promote content outside of China they need to use Twitter/Insta/MySpace.
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Re: So his "2 minute jobs" make him loose a shirt regularly?
Loose I can handle, even Choose instead of Chose, I can put up with there instead of their or they're, I can even put up with "could care less" instead of "couldn't care less". But why in the name of all that is holy do people write paid as payed! I swear, every time a person writes payed instead of paid, they should be forced to watch the entire twilight film series in one sitting, then they will have payed their due.......... oh fu.....
Re: Isn't it bad?
Every 1 minute there are 24000 minutes of video uploaded to Youtube, so at any one time they will need to have 24k people watching Youtube videos to check them for copyrighted content
No. They will need to have automated filtering for copyright content, and once notice has been served that copyright infringements have occurred the filter must update so if anyone else tries to upload that copyrighted material the system will automatically flag it.
Why doesn't Google like this? Look at the thousands or millions of videos that use copyright material. Every single rickroll video on YT would be removed due to a copyright claim from RA, once a video is uploaded the system rejects it so YT gets no advertising money from the video, channels whose entire identity is based on using other peoples content will vanish, some of them have millions of subscribers so millions of adverts served that dents YT's profits.
None of this is about content creators, the content creators are the ones with the copyright claims, this is about money, money and more money.
Re: Begone foul beast :o)
I was using Opera with Ublock Origin installed, it's a nice enough browser but every update would see them adding their own items to the start page, and if your own start page link was, for instance, Amazon, Opera would somehow find it appropriate to change your link to an affiliate link. Same for any site they have affiliate links for.
Because of that I switched to Edge, sure it has some pretty annoying quirks but you can install Ublock Origin and it doesn't try to hijack your links, or put links you delete back onto your start page.
Re: Well it seems that fiber optics companies are going to make a killing in offshore revenue
@Nosher - True, and I do use Chinese websites to buy cheap tat, I mean stuff. You however didn't take into account the Great Firewall Of China which means the Chinese people are a literal captive audience who can't really use Google or post pictures of their democratic march against the price rises of soya beans at their local Starbucks on twitter.
In a country with 440m households and a billion people, along with state sponsored online services, any local grown industry is going to be big
@ StargateSg7 - I'm also on a 300Mb line with PlusNet in the UK, that wasn't the point of my post though, you just need to read other posts on this site to find examples of the FTTC changing the rules on what superfast broadband is or how it is measured to find it a tongue in cheek post.
Re: Well it seems that fiber optics companies are going to make a killing in offshore revenue
Nono, the US telcos will lobby that they are falling behind China, France, North Korea (why not?) and require billions of dollars from the government so they will be able to upgrade their networks so everyone in the country can access super fast 20Mb interwebs, then spend all the money on explaining why they can't upgrade their systems to compete with other countries.
Though speaking less silly, the internet speed of China doesn't matter to the US, they don't tend to have social media or search engines or such that can compete with US companies due to language barriers or high import taxes (or government censorship), all the major companies are currently American (Google, Ebay, Amazon, Facebook, Twitter) and people are not likely to switch away from them so there isn't the pressure from these companies to lobby the government, they already won the competition.
Re: HS2 and the Galileo replacement
On the 52% and the warnings - how many of the warnings have actually come true ???
You mean the warnings about what will happen after Brexit? How many have come true? Technically none because Brexit has not occurred yet, we're still part of the EU. Now that wasn't so hard to work out, ask another easy question.
Amazon, eBay and pals agree to Europe's other GDPR: Generally Dangerous Products Removed from websites
How do they actually define dangerous? is it just goods that have a recall notice or are likely to explode? If you look on some sites for instance, you'll find motorcycle helmets which are not approved for the use in Europe (usually have the American DOT mark), so if a copper pulls you over and you have the DOT mark and not the ECU mark they can actually give you a ticket for not wearing a helmet, so would that be covered as dangerous goods by virtue of it not being legal to use on European roads?
Re: EU Are Being Vindictive
Because Brexit = Brexit, it doesn't mean "leave but keep all the advantages that we have when we're part of the EU". The majority voted, this is what they voted for, for us to leave the EU and the EU institutions because some guy with a foreign sounding name (Farage and the like) come over here and do jobs for minimum wage that lazy twats over here refuse to do because it's hard work.
Re: da drumpf! da drumpf!
@Voyna i Mor
I do agree with you, it would be a silly idea for Iran to nuke Israel, but as Westerners we can't really fathom the hatred that exists over there, there are countries that would risk their own destruction just to destroy Israel. One of the reasons Israel gives for them not wanting Iran to have the nuke is because Iran has stated they want to wipe Israel off the map and the easiest way to do that is with nukes.
The area is a bit of a powder keg, you give Iran the nuke and then Israel launches attacks on Iranian positions in Syria, or launches a virus onto their nuclear research facilities, or blows up one of their facilities - which they have done in the past - and Iran suddenly gets trigger happy.
We do not want Iran having the nuke, we don't want any countries having nukes, the US has shown that we can have batshit crazy people with their finger on the trigger, you know we're screwed when the US president is more insane than the North Korean leader.
Re: da drumpf! da drumpf!
He failed to live up to the agreements of the accords by pulling out of them, there is no exclusivity clause in that statement, both are inherently true.
Why would it be bad if Iran gets the nuke? Because the odds are pretty high that they would use that nuke on Israel. The accord was put in place to try and ensure the middle east didn't become a desolate nuclear wasteland, Iran went as far as they could go in that agreement, any further and they would have rejected it and continued their strides towards becoming nuclear armed. Now what? The accord goes and Russia/China step in to fill the void and Iran becomes a nuclear power?
As for being anti-semitic, no, I just don't believe Israel should have a get out of jail free card for everything they do, they used their win of the Eurovision (the song for peace) in military propaganda about killing people with American planes.
At the end of the day, history will be the judge on Trump, a one term president who only got elected because the person he was going against was even less palatable than him, hey, who should we vote for, Hitler or Mussolini?
Re: da drumpf! da drumpf!
He has failed to follow agreements that have been set down with many partners from many countries. He pulled out of the Paris accord because he wants Americans to die from pollution related diseases. He pulled out of the Iran accord because he didn't like it, even though Iran was keeping to the accord. Now the sane countries are trying to keep that accord going because the alternative is Iran working on their own nuke. Now he wants Korea to believe he'll live up to any agreement he had made?
He went against the peace accords for Palestine and stated that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel (it isn't) which totally screws up an oppressed state which is constantly violated with human rights abuses (but any time it's brought up in the UN with a condemnation, the US vetoes it)
Oh, and he's made the rest of the world look at the US and go "how the hell did they elect something worse than Bush Jnr?".
In closing, you state that Trump leanings are more to the left, well, the thing is, in every single country other than the US, your left is still our far right.
Re: "Surprisingly common"
E-Cig deaths appear to have caught up with the number of known (human) deaths from meteorites! Also death by impalement from beach umbrella caught in a gust. Also the number of known deaths caused by an allergic reaction to having sex with a German Shepherd (the dog, not an actual Shepherd from Germany, I guess Shepherds in Germany are non-toxic).
Very soon it'll catch up to the number of deaths caused by autonomous driving (getting hit by a self driving car or being in a car and using "auto-pilot")
Re: Having come up against Kaspersky's DRM...
What an interesting post, with many many wonderful nuggets of chicken. I really do enjoy your solution to virii, the well trusted "don't use any, it's ineffective!", wise and sage words for any person who wants to protect their <insert OS here> from <insert miscreant or government agency here>. I shall naturally follow your post and stick to my first party AV, Windows Defender (which is from a 3rd party which MS purchased, but we'll ignore that).
Actually, I'll stick with Kaspersky, if governments hate you using specific AV software then the most obvious reason (tin foil hat time folks) is that they have no control over that AV company so can't force it to ignore their own state sponsored malware. I've used Kaspersky for years and never been kidnapped by Russian spies trying to get my classified tactics for Football Manager.
Re: A logical outcome
Whatever the outcome the same people were going to be in charge of the country the day after the vote
Let me set your GPS to find David Cameron, the person who quit from being in charge of the country the day after the vote. Then we can set the direction to the general election where the party that had a majority in the house then lost their majority so require the backing of another party. ;)
But, it's what we voted for, we as in the royal we not we as in the people who thought that leaving was a stupid idea, so we're stuck with trying to make the best we can out of a really awful situation. With tea and biscuits and calling people who disagree "remoaners" whilst those who agree have the dashing "brexiteers" as if they are some sort of super hero who are fighting the tyranny of the EU.
I read the code of conduct (why spell colour and behavior? Stick to either British English or English - simplified) and came to the conclusion that Torvalds would be screwed.
As for the other thing, I agree with not discriminating against anyone, except people who disagree with me, and people who prefer AMD to Intel or Nvidia, or Xbox to PlayStation, them lot can go and (insert Torvalds comment here)
Re: This is exactly why I now avoid Apple gear
In the EU there's an unlimited statutory guarantee for design faults and flaws.
I believe the rule in the UK is "it's supposed to last a reasonable amount of time", you'd expect an expensive piece of gear to last around 10 years without breaking down, so if it breaks down in that time period you can get a claim and Apple should fix it for only P&P.
Re: "demand far outstrips supply"
Cost of electricity is taken into account by miners, at least the big ones, they will try to set up their farms in areas with dirt cheap electricity (i.e. Iceland) where the cost of power is rather low.
Can't remember if it was this site or another (probably this one) but someone mentioned a town or city which because of it's location has really cheap electricity up to a specific amount, it then goes through the roof, miners set up there and gobble up the cheap electricity. I think the article was about a town banning miners? Can't quite recall.
The situation with cards though is really silly, miners have gone out and bought a metric shit load (not imperial) of cards, they thrash the hell out of them and because of current pricing can then sell the cards on for more than they paid for them in the first place. I think it's more expensive to by my current card which is a few years old than it was to buy it when it was new.
That may cause price and revenue wobbles because some gamers will snap up the cheap secondhand cards
That's actually not an issue, demand far outstrips supply so we're in the weird position where second hand cards are selling for more than MSRP. The actual issue is because demand is so high (because of miners) cards are selling for way over their MSRP.
Re: Keyless entry for residential property?
I have plenty of objects in my house that are battery powered, my smoke alarm iirc is wired into the mains with battery backup, same with the CO2 detector, by my front door is a set of double doors leading into a tiny closet where the fuse box is contained, a fuse box which is designed that in case of fire it will contain it as long as possible. As well as the double doors giving secondary protection against a fire on the fuse box.
In the passage way leading to the front door there is a light switch and a light (naturally) and nothing else. If there was an object on my front door which could catch fire, the door itself is made of metal so is again, designed to prevent the spread of fire quickly.
If my 18650 battery was to catch fire then they would catch fire in an area where I could say "oh dear, a fire, I best go through the front door and smash the fire alarm button to warn everyone", if my electronic lock caught fire then the fire would be, you know, at the fire escape. In fact, if anything in my house was to catch fire I would be able to escape through the front door, except in the case of the front door being on fire.
Not really sure what part of "best not to put something which could catch fire infront of the fire escape" went over your head, was it that you have no spatial awareness so are unable to comprehend that having a fire in the kitchen is very different to having a fire at the point of egress? Heck, I could even quote the old adverts "get out, get the fire brigade out, stay out", the "get out" part is really important here, you get out via the part thats currently on fire because of a fault in an electronic item which is attached to the object you use to escape in case of a fire.
I could go on all night with with this, I really didn't think I would have to explain to a reader on this site the potential danger from a fire at the fire escape.
Oh, and if my smoke detector caught fire, I would leave through the fire escape as the second smoke detector would start making a horrible noise.
Re: Keyless entry for residential property?
I would be more worried about fire, say there is an electrical fault with the device and it catches fire (it can happen), now your point of exit in case of a fire is suddenly on fire. In a flat with only 1 door, being on a high floor and having the door itself catch fire doesn't seem like a good idea to me. (okay, the door itself won't catch fire, modern ones should be made of metal)
Re: Health Hazard?
the thing is, I know I am not allergic to penicillin so if I have a minor injury that looks a little too red around the edges, I should be able to go the pharmacy and buy some Amoxicillin over the counter.
There are countries where you can do that, you can go and buy antibiotics over the counter so they are not controlled. Oddly enough, these countries are fast developing diseases which are now getting to the point where they cannot be treated with antibiotics because people who have an injury that looks a little too red around the edges downed some antibiotics. Poor guy had unprotected sex in one of these countries, guess which disease (which we treat with antibiotics) he caught.
Re: Health Hazard?
We ingest a lot of hazardous stuff daily, for instance, water. There is the sad case of a poor individual who accidentally (no idea how) swallowed a tiny bit of bleach or something. The medical advice given "drink plenty of water" which the person did, they drank so much water they died.
In this case, as in with most cases like this, it's a simple case of RTFM. Don't buy cheap batteries which may be fake from a 3rd party, don't put objects which are known to be slightly explosive into your pocket with the sort of things that can make them explode (coins, keys), never put them into trouser/short pockets if you're going to be sitting down. Odds are he hadn't even turned the device off when it was in his pocket.
I've been happily vaping for 3 - 4 years now, and the number of explosions? None. Number of fires? None. Odds of me having a heart attack? Reduced by 50% Number of sausages eaten? Not enough.
Re: Yeah right
My Fibre ONT has a battery backup which allows a Fibre phone to work during a power cut. Not that my provider offers the service, but the guy from OR put the battery in so when the battery broke down I got OR out to come and replace it, even if I don't need it, you drill the holes you're going to fix it if it messes up.
Re: Oh well
Does that mean free line rental then as telephone users won't have the old system to pay for now?
Probably the reverse, at the moment with FTTP you can ditch line rental and go pure VOIP (I did) as there is no copper, with BT moving to a VOIP system they can argue that if you have copper OR fibre then you have to pay line rental as you have a line.
Could you define what a "killer app" for VR actually is? I've said it before, VR is just a playback medium, it doesn't require a killer app in the same way my monitor doesn't need a killer app, or my TV, VR just offers a different way to view content.
If you really want to go the killer app route, maybe it's the VR videos where you're not limited to what the camera points you towards but are able to view the entire world? If you want to go the perverted killer app, Japan got you covered with virtual girlfriends, though that's more likely to kill any relationship you have with anything other than your right hand (not yours as in you, yours as in generalisation)
Because I cheaped out on my NUC with only 4Gb of RAM I found that running the applications I wanted to run became a bit of a resource hog with pretty much all the RAM being swallowed up, in fact, with so little RAM it wasn't possible to run the applications I wanted to run and to run Docker.
So I started it another way, I ran Docker and the applications I wanted to run inside Docker. It's currently running rather nice. So there you go, a use case for containers, being able to run with limited resources.
Re: Good reasons not to extradite aplenty
Yeah, in his case I believe he has already paid enough
Not really, a trial in itself is a very stressful event (even in the UK), Mr Love will find himself under extreme stress due to any court case in the UK even without the whole US thing. This does not mean he shouldn't stand trial. The adage "if you can't do the time, don't do the crime" is very true, if he knew that what he was doing was wrong and could have ended with him serving time then he has naturally accepted that he will do time if caught.
Mental health issues are not a get out of jail free card, Mr Love should serve trial in the UK, if his mental health deteriorates to such an extent that it puts him at risk of suicide then sure, that should be taken into account and he should be sectioned which is probably a lot worse than a bit of time in the clink.
Re: WMR requirements?
Are Windows Mixed Reality requirements that much higher than Oculus Rift ones?
No, you can run a WMR headset on an Intel 620 or an Nvidia MX150 or 965M (yeah, I dunno either) but that'll only get you the basic set up at 60Hz rather than 90 which needs a GTX960 or 1050. That is the beauty of the Windows rig, you don't need a beefy £1,500 system to run VR.
Like I said before, my rig is just a GTX970 with a 4430 yet I play a lot of Euro Truck Simulator 2 in VR, which is a driving game, in VR and I get no hint of nausea no matter how many hours I play, except when I get a frikken ticket because a bad driver under takes me on a roundabout and crashes into me.
This link will let you download the checker for your system, to see if WMR will run (it will)
/edit - just noticed you're AMD, min vga for "ultra" is RX460/560.
I had exactly the same thought, after much research figured the "best" to get is the Samsung, not available so went for the second best, the Dell.
Display res is 1440x1440 per eye, less than Sammy (1440x1600) but has the same 110 degree FoV (next is Lenovo with 105 then the rest at 95).
Now the reason to go for the Dell (or Sammy if you want to import) over the others is simple, requirements. I run a not very beefy system, i5 4430, gtx970 and 16Gb RAM, less than the minimum specs for the Vive, with the Dell I can rank up settings to "omg, thats nice looking" and still have nice frame rates.
The obvious disclaimer here is that I've never tried the Vive or Rift on my PC so have no idea if my performance would be the same or better/worse. Vive/Rift games also work on the WMR, I'm spending many, many, many hours playing ETS2, also ED.
I think the main issue is that they are marketing it as a mixed reality device, who the hell knows what that means? It also isn't, it's just VR so if they marketed it as a VR device needing a less powerful PC then they may have got somewhere, also most of the early adopters have already adopted so it could quite well be that VR is at market saturation currently? of course, should MS let the WMR headsets slot into an XBONE then they will sell "a lot".
Re: 600 Servers = 1 truck and lots of muscle
Not server in the traditional sense, something to hold the motherboard, something to hold the GPU's and done. With a powerful enough power supply (with connectors) you can power more than one rig at a time. Motherboards can also be the smallest possible, in fact you want everything to be as small and power efficient as possible, this increases the return on your investment and increases profits (until the market crashes and all you have is a bunch of GPU's which everyone is trying to sell because the currency crashed and there are now a billion cards being sold on ebay).
Copper feel, fibre it ain't: Ads regulator could face court for playing hard and fast with definitions
Do consumers care how their internet services are delivered?
No they don't, and I can guarantee that the majority won't even know the difference between FTTC and FTTP, so if the adverts switch from "Fibre" to "Fibre To The Cabinet" their eyes will glaze over until the advert finishes and they go "ohh, Fibre, is it better than what we have? What do we have anyhow?".
What they do care about is the actual difference (even if they don't understand it) and the difference is......
Bootnotes covers all sins.
Not sure much of anything was covered in this article.........
Pun aside, I honestly have never read which section any article is in (except BOFH), but my "where is the IT angle" wasn't a serious question though, it was just a way to put "I don't care there isn't one, naked Swedes please!"
Tried to find the IT relevance, decided that with an article like this I really don't care that there isn't one.
Wait I found the IT angle, Bluetooth comes from Sweden, when you go to a dance you go to a ball, when a person gets cold they go a bit blue, so now we have Swedes giving us BlueBalls! #logic.
Gadget Show? They never got around to changing the name to "the show where if we have a comparison of any item, anything Apple wins"? Sure, name isn't as catchy but it's a bit more accurate.
As for the killer app for VR, does it really need one? It's an entertainment device used to enhance entertainment. Playing Elite Dangerous makes the world feel more alive and realistic, with the actual ship feeling life sized rather than a little box on a monitor. Did VCR or DVD or Blu-Ray have killer apps? No, they enhanced entertainment by allowing the consumption of entertainment, so if you put a VR headset into the same frame as other playback devices, it doesn't need a killer app, just needs to keep having gentle iterations until the headset is as thin as a pair of large glasses with wide FOV and massive resolution at a respectable price.
Anyone journalist who thinks a media playback device requires a killer app should remember the last "killer app" that a media playback device had, 3D, that was killer... of 3D in TV's.
If I were them (and I'm not), I'd simply get a Windows Mixed Reality device, rebrand it, plug it into a cheap Chinese Windows tablet and go "here it is!".
I use the Dell Mixed Reality Device, the mixed reality being uhh, umm, just VR, but it's bloody awesome (and this is from someone who thought VR was a bit meh), obviously won't say it's better than the Vive/Rift because thems fightin words but it's pretty nice and would probably make an interesting article on The Reg, MS's first foray into the VR world with a pretty compelling product that isn't vapourware or hideously expensive and runs on lower end hardware.
Stable Door Bolt Etc.
I'm a regular reader of eurogamer, for game news. They would put the frikken annoying videos that autoplayed in the middle of the article, you'd start reading the article then all of a sudden you'd get a video for some PS4 game (that I already owned anyhow). I naturally now block all adverts on eurogamer. Now they throw a hissy fit "we notice you're using an adblocker, please stop it", sorry, doesn't matter which "better advertising standard" you've signed up to, if you were a dick in the past you're on my adblocker and staying on it.
The register however is not on my blocklist, so far their ads are tolerable and this is a site I use more than 2 or 3 times a day.