An Initial Coin Offering is different from ponzi scheme how?
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An Initial Coin Offering is different from ponzi scheme how?
I knew I certain ex-Acorn staffer who lived that dream.
Maybe he couldn't wait for Christmas this year.
It's quite simple; if both users of a chat app are verified, end to end encryption can be used. If one of the users is not verified, encrypted comms go via the provider's server so it can be subject to lawful interception.
They've had these "smart doorbells" for years on flats. When we first moved to Cambridgeshire it took weeks to get the management company to put my phone number in the system, so we could get deliveries. I was then plagued with doorbell calls for months after moving out, as the company refused to remove the number without an admin payment. I refused and blocked it until the next tenant was suckered in to signing up.
@samzeman: "I don't drive except in emergencies"
Exactly the conditions you shouldn't be driving; you lack the experience of regular driving, and you are under additional stress. If only a software patch would keep you off the road in such circumstances.
Nice picture; injured or possibly dead person lying unattended in the road, while a police officer takes a statement. Presumably with a fully automated vehicle the officer wouldn't even bother attending, and just download the logs.
Up until the crap IT system, it was supposedly working very well.
People are talking about having been waiting for Nokia to bring out an Andriod phone, or they hope Nokia does this, that or the other. The phone is made by HMD, Nokia is just the letters on the front.
No, the switch only has the live side of the circuit, where as the rose will have permanent live, switched live, neutral and earth. At least in civilised countries such as the UK.
Well at least if the hatches were left open when it went down, it wouldn't be crushed. Might even be salvageable.
Less of the canned press release please.
Looks like Optane could be the next Itanic.
Banking isn't end to end between two users, one end is the service provider, i.e. bank.
Which of course is the answer; e2e unless there is a warrant, in which case encrypted messages are exchanged via the app providers servers.
Exactly, pre-ordering is nothing new, companies have been taking us for a ride since the days of the home micro. Pre-ordered products were invariably extremely late, underspec'd or already obsolete. Often the best you could hope for was to cancel for a full refund with a lesson learned.
An important difference between the two product isn't just the download speed, but the upload speed. It's only 9Mb/s for the 55Mb/s product, but 19Mb/s for the 76Mb/s one. That makes a lot off difference when doing things such as uploading to the cloud, RDPing in to your computers at home, or running your own VPN so your mobile devices aren't being snooped upon when using public WiFi.
Nothing wrong with PlusNet's service. Just don't expect POP3/TLS.
Don't rely on the Registrar to remind you either. Found an old club domain had fallen off the net in June, with not a single reminder having been sent. Luckily we got it back and running again, but a shared calendar entry has now been set up, so multiple people get the message.
I think even Amazon themselves are finding Alexa a bit frustrating, given the banging coming from the floor above at One Station Square. Or they could be playing with the delivery drones in doors again.
...anyone think this merger is going to be good for the consumers?
Choosing between hitting someone who has walked out in the road or swerving and hitting others on the pavement is not the right way to look at the issue, for a human or AI. The person that has stepped out in to the road has deliberately put themselves in harms way, the pedestrians on the pavement have not.
If the person stepping out is aware enough they may have a chance of getting out of the way in time, the pedestrians on the pavement will be generally unaware of what is happening on the road and will have no chance - as we've seen too often recently in both lorry accidents and terrorist attacks.
There shouldn't be more ministries than fingers on one hand; Home, Foreign, Defence, Justice and Treasury. The rest of these long acronyms should just be a department sitting in a dusty corner of a ministry.
People with a clue don't buy overpriced Intel SSDs.
Exactly the same performance, but a different number of layers?
@Robin Bradshaw: I wish I could set up a huge botnet to give your post the number of up votes it deserves.
No the EU don't want to ban it, but they've been taken in by to the whining of dodgy link farmers, so now you'll also have to wade through pages of results which lead to crap sites which don't even have the products you are looking for.
It was very similar to that, couldn't say if it was based on exactly the same code.
The Milky Way has already collided with several smaller galaxies, and is in the process of colliding with the large and small Magellanic clouds (small galaxies). Eventually the really biggy will be in 4bn years when it comes together with the massive Andromeda galaxy.
It's surprising there aren't more hyper-velocity stars, I used to have a RISC OS screen saver which simulated galaxies colliding and many stars used to escape before the galaxies coalesced. But then again it might not have been a very accurate simulation on a 200MHz Strong ARM.
The Midland Bank before it became part of HSBC used to call it an "Autobank". We more commonly call it a cash machine, ATM is very American.
Did I really hear him say that Windows 10 S will be secure because it's not programmable? No 3rd party could ever hope to introduce more than a tiny fraction of the bugs that Microsoft will have included as standard, and will keep adding to with every non-optional update.
@ Daniel Palmer you've clearly never used ARM assembler, or any assembler for that matter.
The original ARM instruction set of a thing of beauty, simple, orthoganal and immensely powerful. Unlike some other bloated ISAs which are effectively compiler only, it allowed developers to write large amount of hand crafted assembler to make things possible on early low power devices that couldn't be with high level code for several more years. (See RISC OS)
@Bazza: I don't think Intel would wipe the floor. When they got hold of the wonderful StrongARM from DEC, most of DECs chip designers left rather than be forced on to the Itanium millstone. The Intel people then developed it to the X-Scale, which despite being fast at time due higher clocking using a smaller processes size than competitors, was a rather rubbish chip.
Unlike Apple who have actually improved their cores over the baseline designs from ARM, Intel made it far worse in terms of instructions per clock, with a load of unnecessary barriers between execution units which have never been seen on ARM before or since - indicating they just didn't know what they were doing. The memory subsystem was horribly crippled, and the chip errata was longer than every other ARM chip that came before it combined - almost as bad as an x86.
I disagree, it will be no different to Microsoft Research in Cambridge. It tries to suck up the most promising UK graduates, who could have gone on to form the next Acorn or ARM, and lock them away playing with toys. They don't care that most of the projects will never bear fruit, but if by any chance they do come up with anything commercial, it will be Microsoft in the US that makes money out of it, not the UK.
@Potemkine! "Such a database would be highly illegal here, and rightly so"
Where is 'here', and what is their immigration policy?
Yesterday morning people in Cambridge may have seen the air ambulance depart from Parkers Piece, after someone miscalculated that oncoming bus. Yes there are people who do that now, but I guarantee there will be hell of a lot more with driverless vehicles.
What isn't being taken in to account the change of behaviour of other road users when automated cars are in the majority on the roads. Most pedestrians realise that stepping out in front of a car could mean death, even if it isn't speeding because you have to take a gamble that the driver is paying attention. When they think a driverless car will always see them and stop in time, then no more waiting for pedestrian crossings, they will just step out in to the road at anytime, and traffic will just stop.
So if you are in a driverless car get used to hanging off the seat belt every few seconds as a pedestrian or car with a driver decides you'll be the one to stop. I was going say pedestrians, cyclists or cars, but around Cambridge parts, cyclists already do that.
Our new house will have a phone socket in every room, which isn't needed as we've got cordless phones. But the builders wouldn't consider replacing the phone wiring with Ethernet.
But thinking back to when I was there (87-90), all the academic work was done on various UNIX boxes, and the only PC's were a couple of horrible Olivettis kept up in the attic to transfer files for personal use. These were so ridden with viruses, that you had to bring your own DOS floppy with you.
Remembering even more, the UNIX boxes for undergraduate use were so over subscribed as to be unusable (mainly Sun 3/50's with no local discs), so I ended up porting my 3rd year project to RISC OS to get it finished and then porting it back to UNIX. They also expected the dissertation to be written with nroff, but my pre-release copy of Impression desktop publishing software was a lot easier, and produced a lot better results when it came out of their postscript printers.
...I had expected better from my alma mater.
Any journalists present, or do the press releases just get published here automatically now?
Unless you've not noticed, London house prices follow anywhere where people who can commute to London live.
The risks are anything software designers couldn't think of at the time. Take the old classic of the perfectly Airbus that ran off the end of a runway in Poland.
First when the aircraft touched down, ice on the runway meant the wheels didn't start turning.
A computer controlled safety feature meant that because the wheels weren't turning, the spoilers didn't deploy.
Because the spoilers didn't deploy, and produce drag and down force, the weight on wheels switches didn't trigger.
A computer controlled safety feature meant that because the weight on wheels switch wasn't active, the thrust reverser's wouldn't activate.
So you are on an icy runway, brakes don't work, spoilers don't deploy, and thrust reverser's don't active, so welcome to the snow bank past the end of the runway.
All the computer controlled safety features were reasonable in isolation to prevent past proven causes of pilot error, but the software designers had not expected that combination of events.
I'd rather trust a live pilot with 1/10th of the skill of Sully on the oldest ricketiest plane still allowed in the air, over the latest modern aircraft with no pilot on board, speaking as both a passenger and a private pilot.
While ISP-provided routers like this are generally subject to more security testing than a typical off-the-shelf home router
Really? ISP provided routers are normally the cheapest nastiest piece of crap they can lay their hands on.
On services where you can use your own equipment such as ADSL/VDSL use their router to check the services is up, then put it back in the box and use your own choice of router. I'd say bin it, but if you are unlucky enough to have a line fault, you may need to reconnect it just to get past some hell desk check list entry.
I thought for a moment he picture of the file type associations was moving from horrid metro look back to a usable control panel window, but oh horror the caption says the new way is on the left.
As previously stated, this issue was triggered by a rare set of circumstances within the ATO’s system that has never been seen anywhere else in the world.
Anyone know different?
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