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1585 posts • joined 6 Jun 2007
Even slurp hasn't
Not even Microsoft have tried to shake people down for C#.
Re: Security considerations
Simon said he'd mention security later, but didn't in any meaningful way. From the brief sentence on not having to configure the router, than means it's using UPnP to open up god knows what ports both outgoing and incoming, leaving it and your home network wide open to exploitation. So no marks for it, and no marks for Simon leaving such a dangerous option turned on in his router.
Re: is anyone surprised?
The train could make a difference, but also as you are travelling in the opposite direction you may well be using a completely different set of masts due to the call hand off characteristics.
Eye watering prices
I'll wait for the Chinese copy, and loose a zero off the end.
Re: Enter == submit
RISC OS used the far superior and logical method of Enter/Return moving to the next text entry field, rather than prematurely closing the dialog without all the fields being entered. If you did want to exit immediately, that's what the OK button is for.
Oh and while we are here, the buttons in a dialog box didn't always have to be OK and Cancel, leading to ridiculous Windows dialogs with great big explanations "Press OK to do this action or Cancel to do the other action", Where as on RISC OS you named the buttons "Do This" and "Do The Other".
Re: Actually curious...
We aren't even anywhere near ISPs working to make the situation better, they
can't won't even stop making thinks worse. Look at Talk Talk, they've been told 76,000 of their customers Wifi passwords are circulating on the internet, and they won't even tell their customers to change them.
Re: "should be capable of refueling satellites that haven't been designed for the job."
Before you can even think about what refueling connector to use, you first have to grab hold of the satellite, which is extremely difficult if it hasn't been designed with any handles, and has protruding solar panels and antenna. It was difficult enough for shuttle astronauts to do by hand, so a machine is going to have quite a challenge.
What's needed is the camera equivalent of OpenWRT for routers, allowing the vulnerable firmware to be replaced with something more secure - as long as the camera has re-programmable flash.
Raspberry Pi 4
After this mornings disappointment at the cancellation of Broadcom's Vulcan, we can always dream that this could be in a Raspberry Pi 4.
Re: Raspberry Pi 4
Yes but it's no Vulcan. I tried it out the Pi3 with an 64 bit version of SLES at the weekend. On a small C++ test program I got a 40% performance increase compared to the 32 bit code. The python version was half the speed though.
Raspberry Pi 4
Damn, I was looking forward to having one of those in the Raspberry Pi 4.
Going in to a joint venture with China is a worse prospect than even a joint venture with Microsoft. With Microsoft you can expect to have your balls cut off and handed back to you, with China expect them to be cut off and then find cheap copies being sold everywhere before you can wince.
Microsoft says buying LinkedIn will help to address the middle class discontent that saw Britain vote to leave the European Union and America vote to leave politics as we know it behind by electing Donald Trump.
I've got news for Microsoft, I addressed my middle class discontent by voting to leave Microsoft long before voting to leave the EU.
Yes people are fallible when in control of aircraft or other forms of transport, but so are the people who design the software for automated vehicles. The difference being that if there is a human in the loop they can try to use their human ingenuity to try to avert disaster, if the computer is in control and the situation hasn't been thought of during the design process, there is no hope.
The Hudson ditching was due to bird strikes taking out both engines.You might be thinking of the Colombian crash, if you are thinking at all.
Re: How many times?
That would explain the deja-vu.
I had hoped for better
You expect this sort of thing from no-name Chinese camera makers, but a high profile company like Sony? Well I suppose their rootkit team had to go somewhere.
Re: All the best science
The point of the fiery destruction is that the probe doesn't crash in to and contaminate one of the major moons. But with all this diving in and out of the rings with a non trivial chance of collision, are the boffins sure that a debris cloud couldn't form that could eventually reach the moons?
If you thought the Windows 8/10 interface was a step backwards, just wait until you have to wear a clunky headset to use it.
Re: the various tax boards WILL check up...
They aren't forced to be a tax cheat in the same way you aren't forced in to childish uppercase name calling.
I'm pretty sure my smart TV has nowhere near room for a data set of 100GB, what gives?
Re: Intel seem to be a bit fallable
Should have gone with an ARM SOC.
The cheek of it
It's not like they haven't stolen most of the secrets already.
We are better off than the rest of Europe now, and in 5 years we'll be hell of a lot better off.
And that's not a fake story.
You don't use the calendar time set by NTP for anything other than human readable output, any program that is remotely sensitive to time differences should be using the monotonic API, which is just a value incrementing at a constant rate and completely unaffected by leap seconds or any other adjustment to the calendar time.
Re: Silly people
I was going to post vegans should go away and procreate, or a euphemism to that effect, but I'd rather they didn't breed in anyway, think of the poor children denied the delights of a bacon butty.
Re: Makes you wonder
One word; Elop.
Re: As if the justice system in the US wasn't fucked enough already...
The US is only a week extradition treaty away...
Sorry but vegans are the most self-righteous self-denying fools on the planet, and will get no respect from me.
I'd say its less about learning something, and more about knowing they wont get the cash from congress to spunk on some even more hideously expensive ground up new design, and instead keeping favour by retaining employment at some of the old Shuttle factories.
Re: Go A350 !
My first job after university was writing the cabin software for the A330/A340, I hope they are using something a bit better than old 68000s in the A350.
Re: "If you're going to have crime, it might as well be organized crime"
Better than the uncontrolled test(s) on Mir.
BBC News Subtitles
Did they compare the result of the lip reading against the text of the BBC News subtitles? If so the error rate is going to be much higher, as the subtitles are often gibberish.
The high end Itanium systems are rotting on the vine with no significant new silicon from Intel in years, which tends to put an inverse halo on the rest of the range. Which is a shame, as a lot of the mid range systems are quite nice.
...make it up!
Fake the fakers
So we can expect armies of nutjobs marking legit stories as fakes now, so their preferred fakes wont stand out.
I was going to say something, but then I remembered the situation with UK broadband, government money and BT, and realised we are in no to position to comment.
Kind of hard to feel sorry for Linkedin now they are owned by Microsoft.
The UNHCR left out execution by anti-aircraft weapon, which he reserves for his personal favourites.
Re: When was the last time a RN fired a shot in anger?
@Voland's right hand: is there no subject that you don't feel qualified to spout crap on?
Around our way not only did the new LED lights involve a pole swap, but they also removed one in every 4 poles too, so there are now great sections of what now looks like absolute darkness compared to the new bright lights.
Ironically 3 out of the 4 remaining lights shine in to our back garden, making it impossible to see the stars, unless you hide behind the shed one the one spot they don't reach, and then you can only see directly above you.
Ours seem to be particularly badly designed to spill so much light away from the road. At my parents the new LED ones there are so tightly targeted that while the road is well illuminated the front of the houses are now in darkness, you can hardly see them on the other side of the road. Of course my parents are now worried this will allow criminals free reign to creep around.
So a bloody bad idea all round.
I'd love to see a Steve ¡Bong! vs Donald Trump showdown.
@bombastic bob: Whatever the merit your views may have is completely destroyed by using silly names, it makes you look like an idiot.
It was ok until...
While reading the article you can start to see some merit in the idea, but then you get to that screen shot of the start menu, and realise the full horror of having to put up with Windows 10.
IC2 in police parlance.