Re: Firefox 57 on Ubuntu 16.04
Can somebody fix the memory leaks on Linux?
Posting this on El Reg is unlikely to get you much of a response. Why not try the Mozilla forums?
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My secondary school Head of Chemistry used to walk around with a mixture of mercury and iron filings in his lab-coat pocket, and he used to walk behind the pupils and throw pinches of the mixture into the lit bunsen burners on the bench. Very hard to concentrate when a low-grade thermite reaction is going off in front of you!
So, we normally have the following to feed the assembled hordes:
Chicken (as it's much moister than turkey) with streaky bacon laid over the breast, and cooked as a crown.
Pigs in blankets (cocktail sausages wrapped in bacon, for those not aware of the term).
Roasted carrot and parsnip coated in honey.
Roast potatoes done in goose fat.
Sprouts, boiled and then mixed with chestnuts and lightly fried in butter.
We don't do peas, or any other green veg.
Gravy, made from the legs and wings of the chicken boiled and reduced down.
Sage and Onion stuffing.
Redcurrant Jelly, not Cranberry sauce.
Then Christmas Pud with double cream, not custard, about 2 hours after the main course...
Christmas cake and mince pies may appear in the evening, as we argue over the family jigsaw...
The whole point of this exercise is that the new bill is NOT like the old one.
John, you seem to be having a comprehension fail here. What part of the following suggests that the new rules are different?
President Trump today signed into law the National Defense Authorization Act for 2018 that will reinstate rules created by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 2015
Doesn't matter how big your batteries are, if the generators don't work the batteries will eventually run out.
No, that's obviously true, but my reading of this situation is that the mains power went out and everything stopped immediately. They should have had sufficient battery power to at least give them time to manually start the backup generators, but that doesn't appear to have happened.
The article very carefully skims over that bit, doesn't it.
The incoming mains supply was lost to the site and generators failed to take over the service.
Every datacenter I've ever dealt with does weekly on-load generator tests, and UPS failover tests.
Now we all know shit happens, no matter how much we try to prepare, but this does feel like they haven't been taking enough time on planning or testing.
Why didn't their UPS have enough capacity to keep things up, even if the generators failed to start cleanly?
@A Non e-mouse
Unfortunately you seem to be in a minority, most managers I've come across don't care about whether you infect everyone else, they just don't want you to be off.
My experience is not that it's bravery driving people to come in when ill, it's fear of reprisals.
Serverless is all about giving developers the ability to execute code without requiring sysadmins.
Given the recent large numbers of incidents where private data has been dumped in an S3 bucket and then ALL THE SECURITY TURNED OFF, I would suggest that developers shouldn't be trusted to do anything without sysadmin supervision.
Are you really so deluded as to think that all these people are part of some evil conspiracy to push a political agenda.
Can you not appreciate that these people, many of whom are the pioneering founders of what the internet is today, may be genuinely concerned by what they see as an ill-concieved and flawed plan of action?
Have you actually read the open letter? I have, and I'm not seeing the "personal attacks and Good vs Evil language" which you mention.
A mate of mine had a similar experience with Transport For London, who, in their online documentation for the London Exclusion Zone, nicked a photograph of his to illustrate a type of vehicle that was not compliant.
The photograph, which was taken by him of his own vehicle, was published on his own website which was for enthusiasts of that type of car. Under every image on his site there was a copyright notice, but sadly he didn't watermark the image.
TfL didn't even bother hosting the image themselves, they just linked to my mate's server, which is how he found out about it - he noticed a sudden increase in traffic to the site.
When he contacted TfL to get them to stop, they claimed they had tried to find the copyright owner before using the image, but couldn't. Clearly bollox.
He said afterwards that he regretted the missed opportunity of replacing the image with one of the same filename, but different content...
Surprisingly, Hutchison’s Three bests O2 for average 4G download speed in every region
But that graph doesn't tell the whole story, whilst Three may be faster than O2 where it is available, its overall coverage is still poor, in my experience. Certainly in the East Midlands region, you'll be lucky to get any signal on Three outside of urban areas, whereas O2 coverage is much more evenly spread.
There seems to be a view in some comments that being able to spoof From: is a Good Thing.
I challenge that. It facilitates all sorts of crime and what's possibly worse is that business who "legitimately" make use of this are training their correspondents to be phished.
You seem to be under the impression that this is a technique only used for marketing emails. This is absolutely not the case. Lots and lots of businesses don't want to, or cannot, run their own email server, but do have their own domains which they wish to use.
Like Charlie Clark above, I run SMTP servers providing email services for multiple businesses, on multiple domains. I don't do mass-marketing, or newsletters, just normal everyday emails.
If I was unable to spoof the from address, I would have to set up an individual mail server for each and every domain I host. This is patently not a sustainable solution.
And no one is able to fix that.
Fixing it, as you put it, would break a lot of things. It's there by design, it's not a bug.
Removing the ability to spoof the from address would stop third party companies handling mail on someone else's behalf; a very common thing in business nowadays.
A prison sentence was meant to protect the public from dangerous criminals, and to deter them from re-offending.
Nowadays, it would appear that any false ideals are stripped away, and the prison sentence is punishment to "make him pay" for what he did.
Fitzgerald added "If he's dead, putting it bluntly, no victims are going to get anything from a trial."
Some would consider his death sufficient punishment, it would appear.
Personally, I hope he gets told to grow up and gets shipped off to supermax.
I understand your frustration at how having Aspergers is used to justify this sort of hacking, but honestly, you really think 99 years in jail is a fair and just sentence for what he did?
Whilst pouring scorn on everybody else for inappropriate use of Excel (all the usual suspects like writing documents in it, creating databases in it, etc, etc) I must admit that I find it incredibly useful for managing scripts and log files, 'cos if you dump a text file into Excel using spaces as the delimiter you can manipulate stuff by columns, which is great, not just for ordering the data, but doing find / replace on a single column and leaving the rest untouched.
CAP's sister body, the Advertising Standards Authority, also today ruled that it is not materially misleading to describe broadband services that use fibre-optic cables for only part of the connection as "fibre broadband"
Great, so anything that uses a fibre trunk to the exchange, and copper to the subscriber, can be fibre broadband?
My Google Nexus 5X is pretty much everything. It''s my plane ticket, train ticket, bus ticket, tram ticket, taxi ride and method of paying for most transactions < £30 (and many other things).
Have you ever heard the phrase "single point of failure"?
It sounds to me as though, if your phone breaks, you're basically screwed.
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