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If El Reg were to give me a means of coughing up, I'd probably do it.
Agreed. Although victims of enormous breaches who get sued do tend eventuallly to call in third-party forensic teams at vast expense so as to have an assesment of the damage that has a chance of standing up in court. These teams tend to find that the problem was even bigger than first thought, and the information, if released at all, is released late on Friday on the west coast.
Follow-up on that interesting aside, please: I can't find anything about it with a quick search.
1. Provide storage and compute power closer to the edge of the mobile network.
The thing about Facebook is that it is a service that billions* of people want to use. There's no way that it's going to migrate its storage and smarts out of its own data centers to kit controlled by carriers who, given the chance, are every bit as rapacious at it is.
The missing step is to replace those question marks with some killer app to supplant FB and capture those billions of users — and of dollars. The carriers' record of being able only to encumber phones with unwanted crapware does not inspire confidence.
* Well, according to FB's reach figures [Reuters], at least.
+1 (or modern equivalent).
Having a European level of suspicion about such things, I did actually read through the whole policy (while listening to Farming Today on a Sonos …), and it seems pretty reasonable as these things go. So I duly ticked the box.
Well, here I am in a founder-member EU country, just having returned from France and Switzerland. 4G roaming everywhere. Well, except where unavailable, like tunnels through the alps (where one can still make 2G phone calls). No sneaky out-of-plan charges either. So maybe this pettiness is just a UK thing.
Look what you've done to my buzzword detector.
Bet all this wonderful data-sucking infrastructure's going to cost the car-owning punters just as much as they save on insurance.
The FTC is investigating Qualcom for possible monopolistic practices involving, inter alia, “an anticompetitive tax on the use of rivals’ processors”. There’s also a good chance that, if Intel considered that it needed to use the techniques described in Qualcom's patents in its baseband silicon, it licensed them, so exhausting Qualcom’s right to collect on its IP. Consequently, I don’t think this is likely to fly at the ITC. (If Intel hasn’t licensed the patents, yet is infringing, it could be argued that this is a result of different anticompetitive behaviour suspected by the FTC, namely that Qualcom “refuses to license standard-essential patents to competitors” — although Qualcom is careful to claim that these particular patents are not SE). And yes, Qualcom could go after Intel if it hasn’t licensed the patents, but patent law means it can go after whom the hell it likes (or, in this case, dislikes more).
Google Ngrams shows that Artificial Intelligence enjoyed a vogue in the late eighties, neural networks in the mid nineties. The graphs don't show mentions of Machine Learning rising much, because Google hasn't added to the Big data behind them since 2008. But, if it does, and if I run this query again in 2010, I'm sure the pattern will repeat.
Is it possible for a claim to be frivolous, but nevertheless have merit? Or not to be frivolous, yet still be meritless?
The Premier League challenged the pub landlady in using a Greek TV Decoder, and i am not sure where the £8,000 fines came from.
Ah. That's copyright. A related bucket of sulphuric acid, but one for which the blame cannot entirely be laid at Murdoch's door. Which isn't to say that his companies don't milk it for all it's worth, and don't lobby against its weakening. (By, for example, the European Union. Don't worry: Blighty will soon be free of all that.)
Glad to see the Trump administration doing its bit to reduce global warming by cutting demand for long-haul flights.
The full list of outfits egging Commissioner Vestager on: Disconnect, Inc., Getty Images, Inc., News Corporation, News Media Alliance, Oracle Corporation, Trip.com, and Yelp Inc. There's not an anticompetitive bone in any of their bodies, I'm sure.
The key word is "augmented": if the satellites go down, there's nothing to augment.
I must admit that, on seeing this story, I though that the undead eLORAN proposal had again risen from its coffin. And, sure enough, if one follows the links in the article, the full report turns out to discuss (even-handedly) it at some length as one possible fall-back.
Well, the <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Screen-LED-Lit-Monitor-LC49HG90DMNXZA/dp/B072C7TNC5/ref=sr_1_1”>Amazon link I found says the “item weight” is 33 pounds (still not light), so the larger figure includes packaging, the odd cable, inadequate printed docs and maybe a power brick.
It Would Be Nice if it could be explained by what measure this satellite is the "most poweful". El Reg is far from alone in not saying, but hey, this is El Reg. Do tell!
… when they get to the part about "telemetry".
Are ads ever wanted?
HFS+ in iOS did effectively provide full disk encryption, as explained at Protected Until First User Authentication in the mind-numbingly long iOS Security document (old version, as the current one has already been updated). But that's not to deny that AFS' encryption facilities are better than HFS+'s in many ways.
Reading the report, the headline Apple spyphone crack uses phishing, followed by an attack called Trident, which uses a sequence of three vulnerabilities to jailbreak the iPhone. Users who keep their iOS up-to-date (which does require hardware that is less than 3–4 years old) are not susceptible, since Apple has definitely fixed two of the vulnerabilities, CVE-2016-4657 and CVE-2016-4655. The documentation for the third, CVE-2016-4556, does not mention Apple at all. It's possible that its ID is incorrect: Nokia made a typo in one of the other two.
Of the remaining Apple vulnerabilities mentioned, AceDeceiver exploits an untrusted network and is defeated by two-step authentication; apps created with the booby-trapped xCodeGhost developer tools have been purged from the app store, and Apple is supposed to have made it quicker for Chinese developers to download the official xCode package (developers were reportedly downloading xCodeGhost because it arrived faster); KeyRaider affects only jailbroken iPhones; and Yispector, which affected only non-App Store apps, was blocked 18 months ago.
Of course, there are always more exploits coming down the pike, but a need for paranoia is not indicated at the moment.
Bonding copper lines might sweat things a bit more, but the whole thing just becomes an unreliable mess (in terms of time wasted) when scaled across millions of customers.
Too right. Here in Nameless European Country, we have two bonded copper pairs giving us 100Mbps down and 50 up (true figures). And yet another warm box with blinkenlights in the service cupboard. Silly thing is, FTTP arrived the following year, but the provider won't put in the final 2m of connection between the termination and out router unless we want to shell out for more capacity (or less latency — but, if I asked for that, the help desk would not know how to react) than the copper will provide.
It's not clear to me why developers would use Samsung's API, toaster-fridge compatibility or no, given that Samsung's only got about 25% of the Android smartphone market. By programming for Google Assistant, a developer can address 100% (well, modulo quite a few smartphones that use Android but not Google's goodies). That's not to say that (unlike constrained Siri functionality on iOS) either API is available yet: Samsung says "eventually", and Google invites you to sign up to a mail list for announcements. Who knows who will be first out of the gate? But I'd back Google to win over Samsung, whatever.
ARM is fine for what it's intended for, but a fire-breathing high performance general purpose CPU suitable for weather forecasts it is not.
Yet. The Mont Blanc Project ("European Approach Towards Energy Efficient High Performance — thank goodness they didn't try to bludgeon that into an acronym) is addressing just this issue, using the Cavium ThunderX2™ mentioned in the article. This press release is a bit more readable than the project's website as a whole.
A sentence or two of background about what Quantum does (or is failing to do) would be useful.
Ask yourself "Why is this lying bastard lying to me?"
If Amazon takes on 5,000 people, what's the effect on the unemployment rate and tax revenues?
Mine's the one that came from a high street shop.
“… it would be far better to address patchy 4G, with the UK having recently been found to have worse coverage than Albania.”
Credible citation required. Although this claim comes from OpenSignal, its 4G coverage maps for the UK and Albania make one wonder how it can be true. I can only conclude that those in Albania who have the OpenSignal app on their phones, and who can apparently pick up a 4G signal more consistently than their UK counterparts, don't leave the cities and major roads much.
(I heard an interview by the BBC's Radio 4 Today with a person in Albania about this story when it broke. It sounded as though they were talking over a low data-rate 2G connection…)
In the past year, I've had acceptable single malts from Brittany and several parts of Germany. I don't know whether the distilleries have pagodas, though. Maybe they don't, and that's why their products still have a way to go before they could show their face in Scotland.
Well, dozidoze is at least a Googlewhack. Don't see many of those these days. Well done!
My understanding of erasure codes is that, given any 20 of those 28 chunks that 20 chunks-worth of data is spread across, you can reconstruct the original 20 chunks. Conversely, if you look at any one of the 28 chunks, you cannot tell anything about any part of the original 20 chunks — you need another 19 before you can do that. This means that, by the time a chunk has hit a (somewhat) intelligent drive, it can't usefully be indexed or searched on the drive itself. So indexing has to be done on the original 20 chunks before they hit the array, resulting in more chunks which, with added redundancy, also hit the array.
"Or am I talking bo**ocks?" (as another poster put it).
This piece would be better if it explained what on earth "hardened Ethernet" might be. A search for the phrase just turns up switches that one can install in one's cement works. And diving a couple of levels deep through links in the article leads only to a white paper that uses the phrase once without explanation.
This must be part of the government's drive to increase teens' technical skills through making them research and develop ways around the ban.
I've been breaking most of those with my hacked-up scripts for years.
Isn't the Wi-Fi probe MAC address randomization introduced in iOS 8 supposed to defeat this kind of caper? (It got off to a shaky and ineffectual start, but reportedly was much improved in iOS 9.) Android got around to introducing the same feature earlier this year. So TfL is likely to be tracking only users of old Android versions. They'll just have to hope that these punters take the same routes as those with pricier phones, who are probably the people that interest advertisers most.
One of the nice things about Apple's, umm, mature Mac Mini is that it has an internal power supply. Like all the competition (AFAICT), the Z2 G3 has (will have) an external power brick. In this case, it's 135 Watts, which means that it will be big, and that the workstation will potentially be very noisy if its fans have to shift all that heat out of a small space.
Hmm. Wonder where this leaves the in-car entertainment line that supports Apple's CarPlay.
There's bound to be some juicy government contracts coming up because of a need to impede things currently moving freely: people, goods, services, patents …
The linked materials suggest that CAPI is specific to IBM's POWER architecture (currently POWER8, POWER9 next year), which makes it a lot less exciting from most potential users' point of view.
So now I have to enter retail establishments with a hop, skip or jump to avoid the floor-level cameras. Glad to know that they care about my fitness.
Hmm. The kids' stilts are still in the garage …
Where can I get a full transcript?
Absolutely essential in this case.
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