Yo dawg I herd you like phones
So we put a little phone next to yo phone so you can phone your phone when you phone.
369 posts • joined 10 May 2011
So we put a little phone next to yo phone so you can phone your phone when you phone.
I can still remember the days when some company final salary pension schemes had so much money in them that they stopped taking pension contributions from employees.
CPI was never intended as a means of measuring personal inflation, it was developed for comparing underlying inflation rates between different countries. One of the issues with it is that it doesn't include housing costs, which is why the CPIH measure (CPI plus housing) is a little better.
But the real problem is that personal inflation rates for older people are typically higher than for younger ones, mainly because they don't spend as much money on things that tend to get cheaper as time goes on, such as technology. RPI is therefore a better reflection of reality for pensioners, although it's still less than half of the estimated personal inflation rate that pensioners in some parts of the country are facing.
Another part of the problem, as astronaut John Glenn is once alleged to have pointed out, is that every component of every NASA vehicle is made by the lowest bidder.
Security's not my forte, but isn't it generally reckoned to be a big security no-no for each device to have its own unique ID? I remember all the fuss when Intel tried to do the same thing with their Pentium III processors.
Back when I was working, some marketing bonehead sent round a mail with the latest corporate communication standards, one of which was not to embed images in emails. The mail of course had all sorts of marketing images embedded in it.
Bacon lardons? Cut out the middleman and stir fry the sprouts in bacon fat to start with. Works best with the smallest, most tender sprouts of course, but if you're stuck with large ones you can microwave them for a couple of minutes first.
Perhaps we should christen the phrase "sarcasm doesn't work on the Internet" as "Jobs' Law" in his honour.
At long last, broadband suppliers with own-brand routers won't be able to bamboozle potential customers with meaningless (to most people) strings of numbers and letters. If company A offers Wi-Fi 6 but company B only offers Wi-Fi 5, you know at a glance which one is faster.
Except that if A's router's implementation of Wi-Fi 6 is crap you might still get better throughput with B's Wi-Fi 5. And then there's the question of do you really need that bandwidth when the speed of your copper/fibre is often the limiting factor? Plus, on top of all that, you might not actually have any kit that supports Wi-Fi 6 (or even 5). Still, this is probably a good move by the Wi-Fi Alliance.
Well, probably not seeing that nuclear pasta can presumably only exist under very exotic conditions.
And talking about exotic, why the ergs and cm? Whatever happened to good ol' SI?
707? I remember the Comet, or "Plummet" as I think it used be called.
This Fluent Design blurry stuff is all very well, but after the last OS update I got a notification telling me one or more apps are looking blurry and I should change my screen settings.
One reason is to consolidate the desktop and mobile versions of the website into one design
That concept sure worked well for Microsoft, didn't it.
In the interests of gender balance, if you have seme/uke then you need to include tachi/neko as well.
Let go? No, they were hired out to the TSB.
It's at times like this that I'm thankful I'm getting old.
You can get a 100TB 3.5" SSD from Nimbus. The 14TB Tosh rustdrive is designed for incredibly light usage compared to the Nimbus, but then of course it's bound to cost far, far less.
That said, the ruler format looks as though it will be the way to go for very high SSD capacities in the enterprise.
I know how old JIT is, I used to program in LISP decades ago. But as for JIT vs. traditional compilers, a test I often used to set my junior programmers was to try beating Microsoft Visual C++ at optimising a piece of code. Even back in the days of V1.52c that was a difficult thing to do.
So why did we even use JIT compilation in the first place? I blame Java.
You can also buy an integrated bus/tram/train ticket.
As you can also do for many cities in the UK, it's called a "PlusBus" ticket, and the nice thing about it is that the bus part of it is also discounted if you have a Railcard. In London, the public transport systems (except for taxis) are all completely integrated, but you actually don't need to do anything as primitive as buy a ticket if you have a contactless debit or credit card.
From the Arm website:
... Arm delivers a complete Internet of Things (IoT) solution for our partners and customers.
You're fighting a losing battle trying to keep acronyms capitalised.
The default desktop bears a striking resemblance to Windows 10, replete with a familiar-looking start menu
All the more reason not to touch it, then.
It's horse for courses. Embedded systems are vulnerable to various forms of attack, so they are secured by means appropriate to the environment. But for general purpose computing, security as I defined in my first post MUST, and indeed can, be absolute. Otherwise the cloud as we know it is dead. Not that this would necessarily be a bad thing, but that's another discussion entirely.
No, no and no. The CPU design must absolutely guarantee full isolation of virtual machines from each other and from the host OS, and must also absolutely guarantee that within a VM or the host OS, no unauthorised escalation of privilege, either direct or indirect, is possible. Otherwise what exactly is the point?
Embedded systems? I know a thing or two about those having worked on them for 40 years, but the things you do in embedded systems often don't apply outside that limited domain.
Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice was rated "X", so that's over-16, not over-18. It's rated 15 now.
Neex? Perhaps writing isn't always the best option!
With Android people don't pay for the OS, for the handset maker's customisation and installation and generally don't pay for apps
There's no such thing as a free anything. Handset manufacturers using Android pay licensing fees to Microsoft so you paid up front for this and for future customisation and installation when you bought or leased the handset, and of course you pay for "free" apps through advertising revenue or other means (like providing personal data).
The endurance of some high-capacity enterprise HDDs is actually less now than SSDs.
Each time you add another level, you add complexity to the drive circuitry plus you reduce endurance and so you need more and more complex error correction algorithms to safeguard the data. And all for less and less gain in capacity. From 3 levels to 4 only gives you a one third increase, and (heaven forbid) from 4 to 5 will only give you one quarter. Is it really worth it?
Well, actually this follows from the duty placed on board directors in company law:
"The board of directors' key purpose is to ensure the company's prosperity by collectively directing the company's affairs, whilst meeting the appropriate interests of its shareholders and stakeholders."
So that means basically maximising the company's profits.
So we've got one part of GCHQ trying to get people to use VPNs and another part of GCHQ that would dearly love VPNs to be banned. Reminds me of that old saying about a house divided against itself...
Why not just embed an NFC tag in every IoT device and then have a smartphone app to read the tag and authenticate the device by some means to the home WiFi system? The router itself would need a secure element too, but these things are fairly cheap these days.
I bet they found the flaws a long time ago but have been hanging on to them so they could be publicised, oh, let's say a few days after Cisco has had to release a bunch of security updates themselves.
Be you ever so high, the Law is above you.
Rev. Preb. Thomas Fuller, 1608 - 1661
You viewing it in Acrobat, maybe?
Built-in car satnav systems only use GPS as a sanity check, they mainly use the inputs from the road wheels and electronic compass.
My old car had persistent problems with water getting into the antenna assembly and rusting things up, so I was completely without GPS signal on several occasions. Did it make any difference? None at all if you were in a city because every time you turn the system is able to recalibrate your position.
Actually you'd be surprised at how many uses have been thought up (and patented) for AR.
But back to the Magic Leap, how come it's using a processor that's almost 2 years old? And won't that be totally underpowered for the light-field optics that ML was supposed to have at one point?
Liquid nitrogen cooling, well that figures, I suppose.
Like when a certain company downloads OS updates to my computer without my express permission?
But like AC above says, probably allowed by the EULA.
researchers at the University of Bristol, in England
Is El Reg so international now that we need to be reminded where Bristol is? Or was that just in case somebody confused a real university with the apparently dubious (and definitely defunct) Bristol University in California?
This is why I have a cupboard stacked with canned food and bottled water.
eSIM, private APN, data only. Sorted.
Except they probably just went down to the shops to buy their SIM.
Android is supplied by Google free of charge, but you'll need to license the proprietary drivers for the phone and other chipsets and of course you deploy it at your own risk unless you pay Microsoft their
protection money licensing fee.
The last time I worked for a company whose share price had plunged I got laid off. How times have changed - maybe I'd get a pay rise now instead!
The Swanee whistle parts were fully scripted in English and sent to the BBC for approval before filming. It was only Major Clanger who swore, and the worst thing he ever uttered was "Sod it, the bloody thing's stuck again", which Oliver Postgate managed to get the Beeb to agree to on the grounds that people wouldn't actually think he was saying that.
Strange really, because I had a Tiny Clanger plush that played that exact phrase when you squeezed it.
"Unexpectedly, we found that Oumuamua was not slowing down as much as it should have due to just gravitational forces"
Well duh, that's because its EmDrive was still working, of course.
This is WAY out there
You can quote all the random websites you want, but this is settled US policy and has been for decades. In practice of course they would try jamming first if the EU doesn't comply as it's a lot cheaper than a missile, but nevertheless it is a fact that the US reserves the right to destroy any navigational aids, satellite based or not, if they are being used by an enemy.
There is not much point in having a nuclear arsenal if we can only aim it when the yanks say its ok.
Actually Galileo only operates by the consent of the US military. If they say turn it off, it has to be turned off otherwise they reserve the right to take out the constellation.
Strictly speaking, it also only operates by the consent of the Chinese military due to international RF spectrum allocation rules.
It's trivially easy to change your name in the US. Except in Louisiana, which still follows Napoleonic law.
Being called Reality Winner should itself be an indictable offence.
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