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It's been done...
Yep, heard that many times. My favourite was when I needed to setup an outbound FTP connection from a server to pick up some files only to find out that the FTP port was blocked. The net-admin told me the FTP port was blocked by the firewall egress rules so people couldn't steal data if they got on the machine.
Ignoring the general stupidity of that statement, port 80 was open for HTTP, so I asked him what would happen if I started up an FTP server listening on port 80 instead. His smile gradually faded as his brain processed what I just told him
Yep, the criteria to become an assessor must be to either have superhuman levels of stupidity or to have a heart forged out of stone by beelzebub himself. I’ve got a friend with late stage muscular dystrophy and he was genuinely asked if he expected his condition to improve. Not sure what angle they were going for, but it’s not like he’s suddenly and miraculously going to rise from his wheelchair or something
On AWS it is trivial to configure private subnets and public subnets within your VPC leaving only the public subnets with access to the Internet gateway and the private subnets unroutable to from the outside world. In other words, standard networking isolation. If anyone installs a DB of any kind in a public subnet, they should be hauled over hot coals, slowly, before being thrown to a pack of rabid hyenas.
Yet macOS pro apps have been turned into travesties of their former selves.
I can't speak for the Final Cut as I don't use it, but I can tell you straight up that Logic Pro X is hands down the best version of Logic ever. So many more features than any other DAW out there for a fraction of the cost
OK, I'm not an Android dev by trade but have recently found myself having to get my hands dirty on the app side of things. Christ Google, when the hell were you smoking? It's AppCompat this, OS level check that, overrides of overrides. It's a mess. Kotlin's OK with it's pseudo functional constructs, but Dagger 2, oh my God, that's a clusterfuck right there. This is my first Android project, and I prey to whoever/whatever may be looking down on me that it's my last
1) How on Earth do you make Money identifying Songs for People? More to the Point how do you make 40million doing that???
I saw a presentation on this a while back and one of the most profitable things they do is sell the location data of the lookups back to the record companies as it tells them where their marketing is working and where they may need to focus more effort
"Most freetards would like to pay too. But not the artificially inflated price set by corporate greed."
Interestingly, I changed my model a couple of years ago on my Bandcamp page to be free with the option of paying for it if you want. I now get far more paying downloads than I did before I had the mandatory charge.
I hold an MSc in Compter Science. Yet I have no A levels at all (I went to university when I was 22 so was a "mature" student and they weren't required). It's perfectly possible. And yes, I've had agencies/HR tell me they can't add me to their system because it won't allow them to tick MSc without ticking A levels.
I've been vaping for over 2 years now, and my Dr has officially put me down as a non-smoker. I had my post-40 check up fairly recently and she reckons my organ functions are pretty much at the stage of someone who's never smoked. I'm apparently still more at risk of the big C due to having once smoked, but that risk comes down by the day.
I do, I play guitar direct into one of these that then round trips through the amp sims in Logic Pro and then back out of the interface.
Never noticed any latency. It is a problem that's already been solved.
"Who gets to decide where the division between free speech and forbidden speech lies..."
Warning, American like typing detected. Here's a hint, not everyone in the world thinks your constitution is as just and fair as you like to think.
The KKK would not be allowed to spread their hate speech over here in Europe, it would be illegal, and rightly so
I always ask the landlord if it's OK to use my PV inside their pub. If not, I go outside. If yes, then I vape away. Their pub, their rules, and we all need to respect that, vapers and non-vapers alike. So if you don't like people vaping in a pub where the landlord expressly allows it, you need to find a new pub.
BTW, I personally wouldn't ever vape in a restaurant or inside any other space where there's no-one to ask if it's OK
Depends on the rap genre as to whether talent is required. There's pop-rap (which the article is talking about that has virtually no redeeming features), all the way through to the talented but lower selling artists who are effectively putting poetry to beats, people such as Dälek - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXgM9T4mFbQ
Coffee is served at around 100C in my house as that's the temperature it leaves the kettle after it's finished boiling. Unless in the US water miraculously boils at lower temperatures I suspect it's the same over there too. Whole thing is a sad indictment of both the US education and legal systems.
Your advice is incorrect. Just because something stops being made doesn't mean it instantly stops working. Waveburner has not been included with Logic since version 8, but I'm happily still using it alongside Logic Pro X.
Same with Aperture, you want to keep using it, then keep using it. It's hardly a big deal really is it?
That way on my daily commute, those sad sacks that insist on working when they're not at work won't constantly elbow me in the ribs when typing, saving them from the occasional dig in the ribs back when doing their worst chicken dance impressions.
Alternatively, just drag them behind and put them out of their misery
I've recently been on the hunt for a new job and noticed that there were a lot of positions for a "Global Media Company in West London". I applied for one of the short 2 month contract ones and ended up interviewing for Auntie. The long and the short of it was that there was a big project to update the mobile news platform that was in trouble and they needed a boat load of help to get it done by the deadline (about now). They even asked if I'd be prepared to work 7 days a week. Coincidence?
"Based on what you've heard, do think Snowden's leak of top-secret information about government surveillance programs to the media was the right thing to do or the wrong thing to do?"
Note the "Based on what you've heard" bit. They're not trying to see what the population thinks. They're trying to see if their propaganda is working.
Given that this is getting more and more common (as the report states) what's needed is some kind of centralised system whereby patches for all your 3rd party software can be distributed automatically. Something like yum, or yast, or the OSX App Store (better late than never) - something that *every other damn OS on the planet* has already.
And H.264 is a free and open standard over here. Please tell your US reporters to stop writing this irrelevant rubbish on here. I really, really don't care what is happening in the US software industry or its descent into patent litigation hell. If I wanted to read this crap, I'd read Slashdot.
"Time Warner, Comcast, AT&T, etc. control web video availability already."
No they don't. They don't even exist over here. As Slashdot posters are so fond of commenting in reverse - This is a UK site, why don't you take your whinging over to Slashdot where some people might care what you're talking about.
My thoughts precisely. I can implement an H.264 codec right now because the standard is online and I won't have to pay a penny to anyone. Why? Because software patents do not apply here. Why do we care if the Americans have to pay for this license or that patent agreement? The fact is that in 99% of countries in the world H.264 IS an open and free standard.
To the Americans - we don't care about your domestic problems. We don't care if your software industry implodes into one giant patent lawsuit. We just do not care.
No need for speculation, the law is very simple and clear as is demonstrated in the article. The Sale Of Goods Act trumps any EULA or any contract that you may or may not sign with whatever small print may be buried in it. I know, I've been there and done that and got the refund. The general rule of thumb for an electronic device is that it must be working with all its *original* features for about 6 years (not always that long, but nearly always - its estimated on "expected" lifetime) or you are entitled to your money back. The word "original" is important. You can add new features, but you can't take away features that were present at the point of sale. It's as simple as that. Ignore what any shop assistants/managers say, they will always try to wriggle their way out of it. Especially ignore what the manufacturer says as it is not them who you will be dealing with. You don't even need a receipt - the manufacturer can verify which retailer a given serial number was sold from.
On top of that, the EU directive on consumer protection allows the retailer the same rights as the consumer upwards in the chain. Sony WILL pay out when the retailers come calling or they will find themselves in a court case that they will definitely lose.
Thank $deity for a decent set of consumer protection laws this side of the pond.
I'm no Google apologist, but to those saying they can't get through to Google, it took all of 10 seconds to find this - http://www.google.co.uk/contact/
OK, it's a generic switchboard number, but I'll lay money on them putting you through to the right department. 99% of companies do. If I have trouble with any support lines I always try the main switchboard and most of the time it leads to greater success.
...an old friend who used to work at an A&E department once told me about a husband and wife arriving - he with a severely lacerated John Thomas and she with severe concussion. Turns out that she was administering oral pleasure in the kitchen and had some kind of fit. The only thing the husband could think of to unclamp his wife's gnashers was to repeatedly bash her around the head with a frying pan.
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