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Can't fault apple redesigning Face Time to avoid stepping on someones tech.
If the complainant wins, I hope she gets awarded an iPhone 5c rather than a gazillion bucks for her discomfort, upset and ruined life. What a waste of time and effort to even resort to litigation - someone needs their priorities realigning.
So you tax goods the US mfr base uses to make it's things like cars, boats and planes, making them more expensive.
The tariffs push up prices on US steel and aloominum because of demand increases, meaning US mfr's already using home produced materials have their material costs go up 30%.
Those US mfr's start losing orders and laying off staff.. just before the mid-terms.
This trade war idiocy just doens't stack up
No need to reverse engineer - speculative execution is not a secret, it's just hardware engineers don't have an appreciation of software and/or couldn't be bothered to clear down the registers on execution failure.
For once you can't "fix it in software" - which, if you've ever worked for a co that designs hardware, is a big fat chicken coming home to roost.
Good? Amazing show. Never realised how central a role was played by Carl Sagan, for example in getting it to take a shot of earth as it flew out to interstellar space.
My take away from the show was that Voyager will be still flying onwards long after our sun expands and wipes us off the map. We will be outlived by a machine we made back in the 70s.
The Netherlands have a simple rule - any RTA involving a cyclist, it's the non-cyclists fault.
Sure, I've got skin in the game as a cyclist and driver, but I'd be happy with that law here. Cyclists everywhere are up against it., It normally being bumpers, wing mirrors and lorries. For all your whining about Lycra and berserk cyclists - it's the motorist who's the carefree killer here.
You lot happily use google, whatsapp, mobile phones but THIS grinds your gears? Oh, cue the replies with folsk who still dig out their 1994 yellow Pages instead of Google, only use their original Nokia 3210 and still send postcards.
So Sonos updated the firmware, the user didnt and now the mobile app has got out of sync? I thought the perp in the piece was technically savvy? Just click yes-yes-yes and update all the software. Do you read every page of the updated T&C's for Sky, Virgin, EE, Apple's itunes, Googles play store etc?
Yup, I'm a happy Sonos user and could not give a tinkers cuss about the T&Cs, so long as it works. Just wish it also had BT streaming, but aside from that, I'm really happy with them. Life's got plenty to get up tight about, without getting all salty about Sonos.
Locally, ten years ago, the transition of an inner city residential rental / owner area to student tenancy's was greeted with similar dismay - late night partying disturbing the people who lived there - and triggered a rapid exodus of tenants, and owners moved out, renting their houses to students. Sounds pretty similar to those airbnb gripes to me. The real problem is a lack of housing in the first place.
Places have always had areas where people could rent, get gentrified and have to move out. That's the difference between owning and renting.
Full disclosure: I've rented a few places off airbnb. It has pretty solid payment protection for both parties and a world wide brand.
When my SW was etched into Silicon, it was Very Much Done 3 months before it popped out the foundry. There was no hope of "fixing" anything without
a) Scrapping a million or more devices
b) Making new expensive mask sets
c) Waiting another 3 months
But when the cost is "download new version form the web", software quickly becomes evolutionary.
It's all down to your Definition of Done. i.e.. do you have one?
I know you old hands all love your 350 quid analog headphones but all the young students at work wander round with Bluetooth headphones on. Bloody antisocial, how do you talk to a young geek when they're wearing headphones?
Anyway, toilet proof iPhone plus that does bokeh? Take my money now.
No matter what you do, the American lawyers will come and sit (expensively) on your lawn if there is even a hint of your product going on sale in the US and some patent troll looks at you funny.
Putting blightly in a snowglobe on the worlds mantlepiece is not the answer.
Surely this is an opportunity for a moon-based mass accelerator? When it's not throwing slugs at asteroids, it could be firing spacecraft off on trips to other worlds?
Chuck an inflatable moon base up there and a self-assembling accelerator.
Maybe SpaceX or Prof Hawking are already on the case..
I was in John Lewis at the weekend, looking at bean-to-cup espresso machines.
Later that night, I get an email about... bean-to-cup espresso machines.
Deriving that from my browsing habits is one thing, getting that from my idle wander around a physical store is quite the other.
The guy on the moon with the Telescope was clearly someone trying to blow the whistle on this.
Picked up a Tosh 15" laptop for £125 from Staples, perfect for acting as a presentation workhorse. Windows 10 runs lovely on it and it's only a few quid more than a Hudl !!.
Well chuffed. Cheap as.
Sure, not going to be playing the latest game on it or run Handbrake anytime soon, but as bread-and-butter iron to replace an aging laptop, it fits the bill nicely. Sure, only has 15Gb spare after dumping Office on it, but a fat stick or sd card and/or cloud storage and I'm laughing.
Still can't quite understand that price point... it's bonkers.
Aside from the concentration camps, deaths of innocents and human resources strategy based on Game Of Thrones, the norks are pantomime baddies.
Nato sabre rattling? As opposed to Russia actual-rattling, Crimea black-ops takeover, shooting down passenger jets? They do have form on that, as Deutschland 83 reminded us this week.
Funnily enough,I don't think anyone is really keen on going to war, even if your day job is tooling about in a tank, sub or plane.
The thought of Three bringing some sanity to O2's offers, whilst bringing wider 4G availability to my phone was quite exciting, so thanks for raining all over that prospect, Ofcom.
Happily used my phone in Denmark, Eire and the US of A without worrying because of the unrivaled roaming prices offered by Three, and she thinks bringing this to more subscribers is a bad thing?
In the US, cost of phoning a US number, 19p a minute on Three. I think the best I found was £1.49 on other networks.
^^^^ her bit fat yorkshire thing ^^^
Bet it was a simple forged email link posing as LinkedIn or Facebook. Seen it happen in even the most paranoid of companies, one thoughtless click and suddenly a Russian ferret is alive in the network encrypting your MSql servers.
Turn it all off, restore from backups, virus check all the laptops, ta-da, back to normal.
Encryption is as old as the hills - everyone tries to crack or peddle their encryption and all have an agenda. There are no noble answers to it.. anyone who comes up with a decent method will have the Isrealis, Brits, Yanks, Ruskies, Germans, French, Chinese trying to crack it.
The best Ive ever seen was the stuff used for CHAPS. That was done by THALES, paid a bundle by the banks to come up with a proper secure end-to-end solution. Proper money at risk there, not like just your email password or Tinder profile. I'm sure if you paid them enough, they'd do the same for you too.
Top Tip - If you want to keep a secret - don't tell anyone.
I want access to my PRESTON phone records, because there are people I've lost contact with in the last fifteen years. If I post here, can GCHQ find out the numbers for Anna, Sue and Fraser? Steve and Andy? They live in Weymouth if it helps?
All this info I've bloody paid for and it's no use to me. How annoying.
(PS great article - I've read it open mouthed, don't know why, you've been banging on about it for 30 years. Keep up the good work)
First step will be to buy (if they don't already) Gliffy and then Who ever produces Komala workflows for Confluence.
For us, we do our planning in Agile, defect tracking in Jira, knowledge base in Confluence, sign offs in Confluence+Komala.. so we just need a decent test management suite to round it off.
Git management and CI? Not sure why that needs to be wrapped up in yet-another-increasingly-expensive bundle with the others.
That's my main gripe with the tools.. sure, it's cheap for a defect tracker, but if you add all the other toys in, you're knocking on IBM prices.
More flexibility would be good.. Jira for 500 people but maybe 100 seats of Agile and 50 for that tool, rather than the 500 seats of one thing? 500 for everything model they currently have.
Having said all that, it's the only enterprise tool I've ever dealt with that had PM's and teams coming and begging for a log-in. Not only that, but they HAPPILY tutored each other in how to configure it and set it up. Talk about easy.
Feel for you there.. each on of our steps has been painful BUT try buying that tech from anyone else. Yes, you could wish they brought in a floating-seat model just like everyone else but that's a ball-ache too. Just give everyone a log in and you never have the "got no seats available" problem.
I appreciate that you might have 100 seats an just 20 users but that's part of their "unique" (aka very profitable) business model.
So the many millions we give THALES and BAE to spin up brit designed robo ships and drones, which they then sell to the rest of the world ... surely we tax-payers deserve a slice of that?
Truth is we already spend a fortune of funding the private sector to inefficiently and expensively do jobs for us.
I'd invest in University and colleges developing rapid-cycle (aka agile) teams that could bid for work offered out by private co's. Colleges would get interesting projects to work on, learn how to apply their knowledge to commercial ends, turn out useful employable students - companies would get (effectively) cheap consultancy, govt would fund it and take a slice of the profits from patents.
you are not just getting <insert your favourite BBC show here> for your license fee. You also get a lot of services you aren't interested in. Radio three,5 Live , BBC parliament, tennis coverage, golf, Songs of Praise...
It's the same principle that means we have nuclear submarines and schools full of children, when I'm not in the mood to nuke anyone, they wouldn't give me a free ride in a sub if I turned up ('even though I've paid for it'), nor do I have any use for schools full of children - I don't have any.
The biggest rip off of all is paying north of ten quid a month for line rental. More than my license fee and for what, exactly? I mean, EXACTLY?
Don't get where you 4G deniers are at - there is a world of difference between the two IMHO. Video streaming sucks on 3G, my downloads suck on 3G, all are pretty much seamless on 4G. At home, my 4G is as good-as or better-than by fibre-fed 5K WiFi.
I agree it's ridiculous that phone coverage is so poor in London and in the desolate rural wastelands of Surrey and Hampshire it's as if Marconi never existed, but I've found 4G coverage in Manchester and Southampton more than acceptable. (Small sample set, I know - I should get out more)
You clearly have never waited an age in the pub to pay for a couple of pints by pin pad, or in a football stadium at half time where the world+dog tries to get two cups of coffee and a super-heated pie.
Waving a card is so much easier and quicker. If I was worried about security, I'd get the folding out. Sure, you can't buy a sofa by bonk, but for tiddly transactions, it's ace.
(A friend suggests that it makes it much easier to buy a (small) round if your visually challenged too, or having "finger trouble" at the end of an evening)
I love my contact-less cards. Great idea.
The article could do with more words for the hard of thinking like me.
I just don't understand it.
The screen grab in the article looked like the bit on a web login to gmail or you tube where it asks for the 2FA code.. not the Authy app on the phone.
So what's broke? The implementation of 2FA used by all of these services, or the Authy app or what?
Euro competition? What, someone does your job better or cheaper than you? Shocking. Where is it okay for that competition to come from? A local student from down the road? She might be the next one to try and under-cut you. Or is it the prospect of competition full stop that you're against?
Its just that in my humble experience, if you're decent, you can get a job. For sure maybe that easy-street job from ten years ago isn't so plentiful, but be patient - a time of plenty will soon be here again.
Sony will give you a big HD full of 4K movies and you can sort yourself out with Netflix that is releasing some of it's IP in 4K (eg House of Cards - worth a watch).
I've got a 50" TV which IMHO is the biggest 1080p can go.. bigger really demands a 4K screen.
1080p can look gobsmacking - the BBC "pets" show has some great slo-mo vivid shots of cats'n'dogs doing their thing, truly impressive. 4K on a bigger screen would be gorgeous too.
A lot of the picture quality is down to the cinematography and post-production - how much data they squeeze out the picture before sending it to your house. A great example was a recent live footy match on the beeb. It looked so crisp and clear compared to watching a live match on Sky's HD Sports channel. I'll take a guess that it's the same OB tech but Sky squeezes a lot of the quality out by compression because it's got 500 channels of rubbish to fit into its pipe.
Of course you might not care a jot about telly image - lucky you. Your local car-boot probably has a fantastic set that's just up your street for about a tenner.
..but the gravity round me seems to be more benevolent to my iPhone. Sure, it's lept like a salmon from my grasp/coat/trousers onto hard wooden floor/concrete/tarmac and has loads of dings in in'ts "cheap grade aluminium" housing but the glass front and back is completely unmarked.
Everywhere I go I see people with crazy-paved screens on their phones, what on earth do you lot do to them?
Really? Finally? Some spooky science in a chip for the every-day?
Truly amazing bonkers news though, that's so bloomin' low - useful electronics really properly run off solar, for example. Standby power drains on stuff left on becoming less significant, battery tech advances less important, as the existing tech gets to make things last longer...
I remember the last "breakthrough" I read about on newgroups (back in the 90's) being blue LED's/lasers which lead us to the hi-tech future we live in today, with hidef films on blu-rays and..er.. blue Christmas lights. Judging by that, I'd say it's going to take 15 years for this tech to be ubiquitous, just in time for my retirement. Boo. Boo to getting old and long-product cycle times.
SteamOS is not platform independent - just the opposite! It's the Intel PC architecture.
If all you want to play is a Limb-o-like indie, then some little 200 quid fag-packet linux box (not including 512GB SSD) will be just gggreat. If you are wanting to play Dragon Age 5 or WoW with any decent framerate, you're going to be disappointed.
The reason the existing consoles work is that they provide a stable fixed target to aim at for devs. A continually evolving hardware bundle like the steam boxes will be will just not work.
Are you going to throw away last years SteamBox because this years version from Alienware has much better gfx? If you're a PC centric gamer, of course you are...that new game doesn't run well on the last years model you've got.
That's what you do all the time with your PC. New gfx card this year, oh a new PSU because the last one wasn't meaty enough, oh more memory, oh new CPU is out so new mobo and...
Valve don't really care - they are coining it in from you all right now ! You already have PC's and why would you no just connect up your pc to your TV? You probably already do. If they cared about games, they'd get around to writing some rather than milking you all just as much as Sony, Microsoft and Apple do.
Piracy is rampant because the world of full of ppl who will happily grab stuff for free if they can, even if it means watching a movie with the same quality as an inflight TV system
Atom however, looks interesting. My Onkyo must be ooo 4 years old now, it wouldn't break me to replace it. But here's a thing.. the speakers I use are well over (and I mean WELL over) 20 years old. Missons and Solids. Who needs to replace speakers when you're happy with them? Adding a couple of Atmos speakers is only 130 quid..plus a bit of wire. Bargain
Bring on the movies and bring on the XBOX games supporting it.
I don't wish to denigrate the excellent hard work that people have put in to make a titchy box of electronics with software and bring it to market - it's not an easy task; But this product is a technical achievement with hardly any potential customers, bit like the Wii-U.
It's bad enough taking conventional controller-centric games and putting them on a touch device.
Then you come up with the genius idea of taking those (poor) games and putting them on a platform based round a controller.
"Who's going to buy it?" Should have been the first question.
"No, really, WHO is going to buy it?" Should have been the second.
All this snooping would be a lot cheaper if they didn't have to slurp the
"Your entitled to compensation for that accident" and "You're legally entitled to not pay back your debts" spam I keep getting. I'd like to see the slide that shows how much of that rubbish gets sent every day..
Anyone that hoped their data was private has quite clearly never worked with technology, or even been paying attention over the last decade or two. Or three. Or four.
It never will be private, never. It's just data.
I don't know if he's seen Facebook or used snapchat recently, but keeping things private seems the last thing the youth of today want.
But as for mass survelliance, a quick check of the crime clear up rate would suggest that criminality is still, on balance of probability, something you can get away with. That would tell me that for all the "woo, scary" big brother bullsh*t, it mainly doesn't work. So good luck to the NSA etc monotoring every communication, they will never crack every case and have a working pre-crime unit.
For the tin-foil hat brigade, someone once said to me "if you want to keep something a secret, don't tell anyone", Good rule of thumb, that.
Those listings... OMG typing pages of code into a TRS-80 and trying to work out why they didn't work. My first intro to debugging someone else's code, aka "software maintenance", a bread and butter software job..
I think we're missing the point that most SW dev work is going abroad and won't come back, as it costs too much here, apparently. Maybe in ten years time offshore costs will have peaked and it will suddenly become economic to do back here... which I guess is why the sudden push for training the kids now.
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