Re: It's safe to kick a dead horse
If you hire someone else to pull the trigger you shouldnt get away with murder.
Google have been making big of money out of lots small scale criminals. Knowingly. For years.
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"Generally, the gimme gimme gimme 'Peanut Gallery' types never produce anything themselves"
Citation needed. The whole copyleft movement came from software devs very much into giving some of their work away while working for a living by selling other works.
I have never met a copyleftist who isnt into publishing their own work.
"The correct way would be to leave it off unless I start using an application where I specifically want it to know my location."
When you buy a phone you should be able to use its location features without sharing your location to advertiser's and without being tricked into doing so by deceptive wording.
If you accept Google being tricky you hand too much power to them in return for to little to consumers. The more power Google have, the more money they take from you via the advertising costs that form part of the price of what you buy.
If Google give you a location tool in return for location data and you are fairly informed about the cost benefit this is deemed ok by GDPR. This is not the case because you are not faily informed. Neither the cost nor what you get in return. s. I don't think consumers are aware of the hidden cost of Google's tracking to product prices so I support the EU govt fighting on our behalf.
All Google have to do to comply is be honest.
If they are incapable of honest trading they should be fined.
SPDY was pretty close to that. Made all browsers comparatively slow if they were following standards.
I know we have HTML/2 but Google over chrome implemented SPDY way before anyone else was able to do it.
I'm for reulation of some sort that creates a level playing field. The internet is not just a product these days, it is the market.
"Since the EU tends to frown on the marketing of personal data, Brexit would increase London's importance in this sector"
If uk biz knew how to make money out of such data uk would be a buyer.
As it is uk gives data to google and facebook and they make the money.
This is the digital equivalent of having your natural resouces sold off cheap.
Your not "in the market" if you are the product.
Re"No one even checks if it matches."
I very rarely dont check. I start typing into ff address bar. check that the url is found from history and then select. I rarely write full urls. I dont let fake urls into my history and i clean my history if it happens.
I dont use chrome because they send off what ever you type before you get a chance to correct a typo.
"These days, you'd be lucky to get away with a 4GB USB stick.."
I agree with the sentiment.
Linux can still be efficient if you compile with only needed stuff. Check a base rpi for example. ~4Mb for the kernel.
I checked some kernel devs responses to the WireGuard submission, crypto people specifically are not very happy with current state of the patch. Interesting reading. They too dont want duplicated code or bloat.
Linked from HN comments that published this yesterday.
Seems to me the developer of this code is a bit bolshy and might get slapped down a bit before this patch gets applied. :)
I personally see no problem with crypto stuff in userland. Imagine heartbleed in the Linux kernel.
Enterprising young hacker should have rewritten the software on the xevive to publish the password when entered, copied the encrypted data, faked a hack with incorrect data, returned the device and claimed the prize.
No doubt John would have, to some fanfare on stage, entered the real password on the device to prove it was never hacked. Hacker gets sms with real password opens wallet, profits a cool quarter of a million.
I dont think companies should be allowed to hold full credit card data.
If they couldn't they would have to invent some simple app that requests you credit card for monthly purcheses that takes a one click response on a phone to send, for example, the back 8 numbers off the card.
If you used it, this app would have your own cc numbers in your phone to support it. Each hack would result in one half of a cc number exposed instead of ten million full ones.
Big companies, and them charities that take regular payments from granny, would not like it. But consumers would be happy to be asked politely before money is taken off them.
I imagine because the British enjoy queueing.
Its not often website makers rebuild the experience of waiting inline for a ticket.
Only a British company would develop this feature.
I used to enjoy waiting in line in the rain for a ticket to the show.
I'm going to buy from Vue while standing in the shower with a waterproof mobile phone to re-live that experience.
Vue should consider adding a feature where you dont necessarily get a ticket at all after that wait. Offering instead a link to a caf next to a bus stop on the way home.
"Fortunately I don't believe GCHQ could genuinely monitor everything regardless of the tin foil hat brigades comments."
Google "full take". You dont have to believe tin foil hat brigade you just had to take your fingers out of your ears during Snowdens revelations.
I defo feel tried and tested by it.
Compared to setting up a .deb repo and creating debs which is a sinch and pretty solid tech.
Installing software on windblows is always an annoyance. Uninstalling is worse or impossible.
Most apps realise its worth rolling your own update system compared to what comes by default with windows. Which is pretty much nothing other that a page of links to various uninstall.exe applications.
I do understand there is more to msi infra. If its got anything why do most if not al windows app devs avoid it?
Silly machines we have in every office. Mad money and they have crippleware office on them. E.g. Does't support powerpoints with svg graphics.
You pay 20g for powerpoint you kinda expect it to have all the bells and whistles.
no idea why they skimp on their own software.
Really hard to save your work too. The os is crippled too. only option is to email a version every now and again.
None of your team ever arrived late at a skype meeting because of a forced update?
Never had to hang around for that "dont close your laptop now" message?
Never had staff at their desks doing nothing while "critical updates" that didnt bother to ask you how critical your work is, decide for you, and install themsevles?
Does your dev house do production support?
I bet they keep thier PCs on all day and dont risk reboots. Unless there broken soundcard drivers demand it and then they do so with fingers crossed the bloody thing will come back up again before a call.
Presumably you've never got on a plane and had Microsoft tell you not to turn your PC off while the air host/ess politely reminds you you are legally obliged to.
Maybe your team sits at desks and it does not matter if they work or not?
Thats not a common usecase.
Microsoft did a clasic embrace extend and f you, with docker on hyper-v imho.
Install it, and all your vbox virtualization breaks.
Not surprised it was much demanded to run Docker and android vm on the same pc. Wonder why peeps bother with Docker on hyperv tho when you know your being microshafted in the long run.
After years of reading paper magazines with that anoying curvy dip in the middle of the two pages... Apple produce an electronic magazine that has a flat screen.
Microsoft years later patent the electronic magazine reunited with annoying unreadable bit in the middle.
Seems likely they will be ahead in this segment until Apple's notch reaches the bottom of the screen.
I'm running a full Ubuntu server OS without systemd.
Install Ubuntu into an lxc container then rm /sbin/init and symlink it to your init system of choice.
So far works fine for all my servers, rsyslog, sshd, nginx, ngircd, xtomp, ii, cron none of which depend on systemd even if they come with systemd boot scripts in ubuntu.
Systemd is installed but not one service is started.
Clearly you have to do your own resolv.conf and boot scripts for your init system. In my case this is oneliners in /etc/rc.local
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