"...and yet both promises I feel will be broken..."
To be fair...I suspect it will be your football team that break the promise first. Well, every time.
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"...and yet both promises I feel will be broken..."
To be fair...I suspect it will be your football team that break the promise first. Well, every time.
You learn very quickly on CCR diving equipment that it's not a good idea to eat spicy food prior to the dive.
Or belch. You're breathing that same gas for the duration of the dive...:)
"...Well from dive training we had ANOXIA which is a lack of oxygen and HYPOXIA which is excessive oxygen..."
Hypoxia - lack of oxygen in the blood supply and tissues. Also anoxia but that's generally considered a severe form of hypoxia
Hyeroxia - excess of oxygen in the blood supply and tissues
Well it depends on how they supply the pilots oxygen.
If it's a closed loop system then that will mean the gas they breathe out is cycled back through the loop, scrubbed of CO2 and analysed. If there's a requirement to top up the O2, then the required amount to keep the gas breathable will be added.
If it's not a closed loop, then the gas they breathe out is just vented away but I'd suspect it's not open as this would mean over 90% of the oxygen breathed in by the pilot would be wasted on exhale. Plus it's presumably closed due to things like the cockpit being sealed.
A closed loop also has the advantages that a) that 90+% of O2 isn't wasted - it's recycled round the loop and b) any O2 tanks will be smaller than otherwise needed.
I am coming at this from the perspective of a hypoxic trained closed circuit rebreather technical diver. With a pair of 3l cylinders (one for O2 and one for a diluent mix) I could potentially get around 6 hours underwater - I say potentially because various things alter that such as how long the scrubber material can last when removing the CO2, how warm or cold the water is etc etc. But compare that to diving on "open circuit" with 2 x 12l cylinders - they'd tend to last me for an hour of diving.
Also even as a diver you are trained to spot hypoxia, CO and CO2 buildup, Nitrogen Narcosis etc etc so I'm amazed that these pilots aren't being thoroughly schooled in this!
Oh and just an edit: the rate at which an individual metabolises O2 doesn't change between any changes in atmospheric pressure so no matter how high you climb or how deep you go, you will still burn O2 at the same rate.
"...I am still wondering why I am being called a "Re-moaner"..."
Probably because the majority of vocal remainers were adamant that another referendum should be taken (presumably over and over ad infitium) until they got the result they wanted. Despite democracy not working like that
"...I guess this is the adult equivalent of being laughed at for being in the A-Stream at school by the idiots in the lower streams.
It seems this country STILL laughs at people with more intelligence than them (I was going to say higher education)...."
Also notable that the remainers seem to take on a very patronising "we know better" argument biased towards the whole "If you voted to leave you are a) a moron of massive proportions and/or b) a massive xenophobic racist".
No. No one actually knows what the ultimate outcome will be.
Some things will hurt. No doubt about it. How much? No one can say, yet, but there's bound to be a LOT of pain.
Some things will be better off. What things and how much? No one actually knows yet but probably not as much as exit voters hope.
Bit of advice - step down from your ivory tower of thinking you know best and that you are more intelligent than everyone else and look around. And just perhaps, try to see what caused that anger in the majority.
"...A picture of Theresa May smiling beautifically..."
Oh ffs! Did you have to?
One step closer.
"..Only a British would use a ZX spectrum for music..."
"Only a British"? WTF kind of language is that??
Try "Only a British group" or "Only a Briton" or even "Only a Brit".
Gotta love Simplified English (aka 'Murkan English)
"...They are here to stay like that infernal ribbon..."
You do realise it's been TEN YEARS since MS introduced that infernal ribbon? Time to get over it maybe?
If you reallllly don't want it, you can always (and yeah you probably do) use Libre Office.
And that's the other good point - sling a relatively cheap SSD into an older machine and it'll feel brand new again, adding years of longevity.
You could well be right there. I bought a custom laptop two years ago from PC Specialist in the UK.
According to a promo vid they had on their site recently, they alone ship around 4,000 units a month. I know this is small fry compared to the big boys out there but that's one custom build just in the UK, so globally it must be big numbers.
"...I think 2 things are happening - not much is changing in workplace software to drive new desktops so they're being used for much longer than in the past. On top of that, there's a move for more use of mobiles for email and browsing...
Couldn't agree more.
In the corp world, more and more back end systems are being ported to have a browser-accessible front end instead of a traditional fat client which also adds up to needing a less powerful day-to-day machine.
I'm seeing places that feel no need to upgrade their hardware after 5 years let alone 3 any more.
And in the consumer world, who wants to turn even a laptop on and wait for it to boot, login etc just to browse a bit of web or do a bit of online banking when their phone or tablet is instant / always on and can do just the same job?
"...Well, given UK and USA intelligence are far more likely to be spying on me than the Russians, and that I'd be far more concerned about UK police battering my door in if I said or did something the UK government doesn't approve of than a police force on the other side of the world that doesn't give a shit about me, the logical answer would be Kaspersky.
Not that anyone has ever given any evidence of collusion as far as I can see and Kaspersky would have a lot to lose if they did..."
Also anyone else remember that Kaspersky have a habit of blowing the whistle on such things...wasn't it them that alerted the world to the equation group?
"...The fact that the article references sensitive personal data indicates that this judgment could be a family court judgment..."
Your investigative powers are astounding given the very first line of the article was this:
Concerns have been raised over a judge's use of his personal email address to send out a ruling in a family court case, which contained sensitive personal information.
"...I've see this type of thing happen a lot when people add their personal email accounts to their work Outlook profiles. They then send a work email straight after looking at their personal inbox and don't realise it'll be sent from that account. Not saying that's what's happened here, but it wouldn't surprise me..."
That was my immediate assumption as well.
Having all of your email accounts in one place can be handy but with that comes the chance you could send the wrong thing, to the wrong person(s) from the wrong account.
Another place to take care too, being the autocomplete feature for mail addresses. You need to be sure you're sending that wholly work-inappropriate joke to the correct person(s)
"...There are many reasons. I'm sure if you try really hard you can think of at least one related to this story..."
You do realise that the question was asked because in the UK, judges do not use and never have used gavels?
"...First things first: all AI jobs are equal, and the skills you need as an AI practitioner will vary depending on role..."
Shouldn't that read First things first: not all AI jobs are equal, and the skills you need as an AI practitioner will vary depending on role.
"...I'm not sure about that... let me Ask Jeeves..."
Pah! I will see your Jeeves and raise you one dogpile!
Mr Overlord you're spot on.
But in my experience it's not just the PM - I've worked with some truly excellent ones and I've worked with some who've required their job doing for them.
I believe it's actually a combination of the PM and the lead on the project. You need a lead who is not afraid to do just that - lead. To take accountability and to be vocal enough to push things through and argue a point.
Real world example: I started a new role and my very first day on site, I walked in to be dragged into a major incident call.
It turned out that we (the company I was working for) had rolled out patches to the customers' two primary SQL servers.
At 9am on a Wednesday.
And forgotten to untick the reboot on completion box.
So fast forward a week or so when I am now the architect on the change calls and I instantly make a bunch of enemies by rejecting another change for following week where they wanted to roll out some more patches. In working hours.
When I pushed for an answer as to why in working hours I was eventually told because they didn't like to pay the overtime to do it out of hours.
Funny but when I reminded them all there and then that this approach had cost them a £15k fine just a week before and that they were frankly insane to take that approach, a different one was suddenly agreed on.
The CTO of the customer wanted to be informed of every change in the shared data centre - not to veto them as we made it quite clear he hadn't the power for that - but to at least know up front if there might be any outages.
When he (literally) shouted at me for wasting his time with trivia, I quite calmly reminded him that I was doing him the courtesy of informing him of changes to OUR data centre which HE had requested we do but from that point onwards, if he rose his voice to me or my team without a damn good reason then in future he would be told post-implementation.
All too often I've seen projects if not outright fail, then at least get into difficulty because no one was prepared to be a thorn in the side.
I worked briefly for Microsoft in Belgium.
Whilst the Belgian contingent were very odd - they had some very odd ideals and ideas - Microsoft on the whole were a decent outfit to work for, even then (mid-late 2009) and I cannot recall meeting anyone who didn't enjoy working for them.
So yeah, whilst you cannot argue their odd decisions and shark-like business ideals at times, as a people-oriented business, they've always struck me as one of the better ones.
Yeah I could've picked one of many, but for some reason the story from HSBC popped immediately into my head.
One report of it, amongst many: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2014/nov/17/hsbc-swiss-arm-fraud-money-laundering-charges-belgium
So when would will see HSBC et al execs in the dock for enabling money laundering and tax evading as widely reported?
"..I call BS! Which world had no malicious actors? Human nature being what it is should give a clue to those designing any system. There will always be the curious, the thrill seekers and the bad actors. There have been locks on doors since there were doors. To claim that things were otherwise is stupidity or lies. To operate as if there are no bad actors now... well, we can watch that play out with IoT among an unfortunate number of examples..."
Whilst you're right, I would suggest it was a less spiteful time - viruses didn't usually look to trash your system but would pop up an annoying message, for example, and hackers weren't after your bank login details (well, primarily I guess because there weren't online banking facilities then, just the occasional dial-up-modem type of connections).
Also the internet hadn't taken off like it would do a few years later - I remember reading an article (might even have been here on el reg) that talked about the Times newspaper accepting online subscriptions - you had to send a cheque to them.
So in general, I think it probably was a less confrontational and destructive if slightly naive point in time.
"...Still, I suppose, if the only people getting conned are the people who are into this shit, and if they feel better once their wallet has been suitably lightened, where’s the harm?..."
On the one hand, I tend to agree.
But on the other hand, you do get idiots who believe this kind of crap to the extent that they then start to believe the other crap about how medicines and medicinal science are all some big conspiracy to keep us ill.
Which, to be fair, if an adult is stupid enough to buy into it then good luck to them but then when they start to project those beliefs onto kids it becomes beyond harmful.
Silly us eh, preferring science and the scientific method over some random claims by actresses et al.
Just had a popup - downloaded and installed the June 1st security update
OnePlus 2 owner from new before swapping. In the 10 months of owning it, I got three OTA updates including the one to Android 7 - so TWO...yes, TWO security updates in almost a year... and I would check manually at least weekly as well as the automatic updates.
Contrast that to my Galaxy S7 (that was bought for me as a Christmas present - ironically the reason I'd moved away from Samsung to the OP was they committed to regular updates) which is on the May security patch and has patched monthly since December.
It is yet to be seen of course, at what point Samsung decide to stop patching it but so far it's been far superior to OP.
Oneplus... no compromises. Or security updates.
They do good marketing, I'll say that much.
Rubbish. You should be running the installer with administrative rights and I'm yet to find a piece of software that ordinary users run that re-writes the ACLs on either files or registry keys.
And even then... ever heard of documenting the fix?? Or perhaps scripting it. Old hat, eh?
And if you really find yourself in that position pit AppSense or heat (Lumension as was) on.
Come on. Stop perpetuating the lazy lie.
"...From the article: "The fix, by the way, is to rebuild and reinstall the dynamic library ld.so and executables with gcc's -fstack-check feature"
Again, this is why flavours of Linux have difficulty being accepted in the mainstream for use by Joe Public
/ Rejects asbestos jacket for shield of truth..."
No, I don't think it is.
That's the immediate fix and it will undoubtebly be rolled out as a mainstream fix at some point down the line and is only the same as MS releasing patches before patch Tuesday - it tends to be IT pros that go looking for them, not your average user.
The two things, in my personal opinion, that have held Linux back from the desktop have been the fact that your average Jill or Joe user goes to their local PC World, and buys whatever is off the shelf that slimy salesperson with no real knowledge sells them. That'll come with a copy of Windows.
And...they are happy because that's what they use at work.
Secondly, there's been a traditionally contemptuous barrier to entry on some of the more mainstream Linux forums, such that when they hear about it and decide to give it a go, they get shot down in flames.
Now I don't know if the latter is still true today, to be honest as I've had no reason to frequent any forums for some time.
".. has to run with administrative privileges..."
The number of times I see this crap regurgitated.
Real world experience of putting Citrix in from the days of yore when most application vendors would ask "what is that?" prove this is utter, total, rubbish. I am yet to see an application that has to run under administrative access with just a little bit of work.
Get a hold of Sysinternals' tools (filemon/regmon as they were and now morphed into procmon) and run it filtered on the application executable and it will show you were access denieds are occurring.
Unlock only the relevant bits for the relevant users.
Job done. Applications that run without having to open the world.
No thanks. I stopped using iPhones about 3 years ago. Currently have a nice shiny S7 Edge with a much more intuitive OS on it, whatever Google's faults (and they are many).
More likely you lot are getting upset because someone (well, some ones, here) call Apple's shoinky practices out for what they are.
Or maybe I'm just holding it wrong.
Wanna herd sheep? Release a new phone.
Yet to see Android users drilling holes in their shiny...
How do you know exactly what they did or did not change? Please give authoritative sources;
They didn't "fix" the location they explained what they use it for;
Go check the past stories about the other "diagnostics" functions I am referring to.
Meh. You clearly know more than the rest of us. I bow to your
supercilious superior knowledge of all things Apple.
Personally I think they're all as bad as one another. I just don't get butt f*ck*d by my chosen provider minus sufficient lubricant whilst claiming it feels sooo so goo because they tell me it is.
In the kingdom of the blind, the one eyed man is king. I don't see anyone bowing to you yet.
"...Sorry, this is Apple we're talking about not Google. They actually respect user's privacy..."
Seriously...get off the koolaid. You think it's ok to test on every device out there without express permission?
You think it went well, despite the article and other posters explicitly stating that they had issues and Apple themselves rushed out an additional update?
You casually forget all the times it's been reported in the past about Apple's tracking movements, having telemetry subsystems that despite being outside of their own security models and working at such low levels as to be all but invisible are just harmless diagnostics?
Your blind faith in the cult of Apple is astounding.
A once giant of engineering in the truest term - R&D being carried out by truly ingenious persons to bring genuinely innovative products to market being torn apart by an accountant who probably thinks that IT/Engineering just "get in the way of business".
What is wrong with these companies? They hire people in at the top who clearly neither understand nor care about the businesses they are pulling down around them as long as they get it on their C.V.s and get their handsome bonuses and exit payouts.
This really is taking the piss.
So known radicals, including one who went on a fucking television programme to tell the world his views and all of them already known to authorities would have been stopped if only Facebook and Google et al could be held accountable?
I used to work in their (part-owned by Sharp) third party repair outfit.
Some things about Sharp back then (over 20 years go this, mind you):
They had a genuine customer-first mentality. If the customer said it was faulty, it was. Repair or replace it.
The quality of their kit varied. The business side of things (laser printers [yup...they made them back in the day], photocopiers and laptops were superb and I was told back then that Sharp created the first colour TFT screens. The story went that they had an initial 98% failure rate so to recoup costs, they chopped them up and sold them to Casio for use in things like mini TVs) were generally well designed, well thought out and worked reliably.
There consumer side of things was hit and miss - higher end gear tended to be on a par with your Sony's et al back in the day.
But they also bought into some fads that didn't take off - they had a Newton-type thing (as I recall, a rebadged Apple but memory could be failing), they made a large range of usable PDA's but lost out to the excellence of Psion and they invested heavily in mini disk technology and camcorders.
All that aside though, unless there was something written into the contract that HiSense could and would market the Sharp brand as the premium of the two, I cannot see how Sharp can win this one.
Oh and I have a 40" Hisense too - not the best out there with a lot of backlight bleeding on dark images but for the ridiculous low price I paid at the time, it's not a bad piece of kit.
"I think it is about being able to monitor and control dissent in society. "
Not quite. More like:
I think it is about being able to monitor and control
dissent information flow in society.
Namely being able to censor what the great unwashed public get to find out about our elected leaders.
Cos...think of how the expenses scandal unfolded...now think of the children and how we could've protected them from that awful mess if only they hadn't been exposed to the facts...
And let's not forget that apparently TWO people he went to university with called a terrorist watchline to report his extremist views and behaviour.
"...Can it run generic Linux.."
The Register's version of "Can it run Crysis?"
...knock on my door as they'd fallen for this scam to the point of putting the remote control software on.
Luckily they hadn't done anything else and were waiting a call back.
When they called back I said to tell them they were handing the phone over to me.
"It's Vijay from Microsoft here...your friends PC is sending out lots of spam and other virus related stuff but I can help them to sort it out."
"Cool...what's your surname Vijay. I can look you in the Gal and we can do it on OCS, cos y'know I work for Microsoft* too and I wasn't aware of this service we offer...."
*I was actually working for them at the time over in Belgkum.
Because it pretty much is. If they don't get their act together they will find they're way too far down the death spiral to pull out.
From all this news...might be there already.
However, speaking as a contractor, I can fully appreciate any company is going to favour permies over us. That's just common sense as long as it doesn't harm the project.
Q: What do having sex in a canoe and American "beer" have in common?
A: They're both f***ing close to water :)
How do they get the money out though?
I mean, ultimately, it is paid into a bank account somewhere, surely?
So there must be a trail somewhere.
Or does my lack of criminal mindedness just bling me to it?
Edit: Ohhhh I get it now...they never withdraw the funds, they just spend them on other eBay items and have them shipped to some address that's not actually associated with them.
CCK2 - free addon for Firefox that allows you to develop a config.
Beat me to the punycode config setting though :)
Oh, Microsoft, WTF are you smoking?
You seem to be hell bent on destroying all support from your customers and whatever little good feeling you had left. If any, at this point.
I've spent almost all of my career around Windows and Citrix but I am watching both companies make what appear to be monumentally stupid decisions time after time after time.
We all get it - you want to push as many customers (feels more like victims the way you're going about it though, tbh) onto your shiny new platforms. You always did. But at least you gave us time and allowed us to make the choices as to what and when.
But here we are again - your Enterprise customers need stability. They need trust. They need to know that you won't keep trying to monetise their every frigging click.
I'm currently at one place that still uses Vista. Windows 10 is being slowly rolled out - with the emphasis on slowly - to make sure things like, oh you know, legacy applications still work.
It's getting harder and harder to justify your thinking. Scratch that - I don't even bother any more.
"...IGNORE the Chrome Koolaid / spyware.
Stop frigging with the GUI. Put it back to matching the native GUI style chosen by user. Kill the Awesome bar. Why should I have to change About:config to stop it doing stupid guessing and searching?
Fix the bugs: Print Selection is still brain dead
Agree with all of that.
And how about things like making it manageable in an Enterprise natively. Offer some support outside of forums. Some of us are forced by the old tech our customers use to deploy this.
Only in 52 did they start to actually use the Windows certificate store so every time a cert is rekeyed, for example, it's a goddamn repackage.
And then that means you have redeploy to users who have to have their FF profile blown away or they don't get the changes.
Make it possible to lock down elements like the developer tools. Your average Joe and Jill user don't need them.
You want more penetration? Stop ignoring the big potential customers - y'know, the SME's up.
Wouldn't argue with any of that.
"...But I don't spend anywhere as much time keeping it up to date (unlike some Win VMs I still have)..."
Yeah but how much of that is because you rarely boot them?
My Windows machines patch with MS patches once a month - occasionally more often. The applications patch as and when.
It's not particularly onerous unless it's a (typically a VM) I haven't booted for weeks or occasionally months.
It's easy sometimes to take the piss out of some of the things El Reg publishes (and let's face it, some are there for that very chortle) but thanks for pushing back on some of the shite that's out there.
"...What a n00b..."
And there's an example, in a nutshell. Albeit a fairly tame one.
You've only got to read the el reg forums to see examples of what he talks about. It always falls into broadly the same categories:
"Oh Micro$oft...haven't used their bloaty crap in 20 years but it's still bloaty crap"
"Oh Linux...got a vuln...lolz"
Or anything in between, whether it's the OS or the Applications.
And yeah, on both sides of the court there needs to be some mental maturing taking place.
Ok. Pass the popcorn while I count the downvotes.
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