MS wants to pay fines in the EU? They already forgot about the IE trials?
642 posts • joined 31 May 2011
My current phone I bought 3 years ago did cost more than twice my first laptop (a 1.6GHz Celeron with 256MB of RAM, easily over 10 years old). I can run current Linux on that laptop (just need patience when browsing the web), can't run current Android on my phone (not even alternative ROMs).
Yet the phone still lasts 4 days on charge, Firefox is snappy on it and in general has better specification than current entry level phones
The situation with phones is a total disaster, plain and simple.
thank ARM, chipset (SoC) OEMs and lazy developers
every phone essentially runs a custom version of Android, not a generic version that will run on any platform that has sufficiently powerful hardware (like it is on PCs)
Re: Bunch of petty autocrats
EPO, despite having "European" in the name, has nothing to do with European Union or European Commission
Philips Velo 1, a pocket PC, had a RJ11 socket so you whipper snappers don't tell me that a RJ45 socket is "too large" for a supposed laptop
> Does it run Linux?
all previous models did, it's unlikely it doesn't, especially given that it uses Intel GPU
> User replaceable battery?
yes, but it does require undoing the screws – it's not glued in, but I wouldn't suggest my mother to do the replacement
I'm sorry, but anything that requires a special converter cable to connect standard RJ45 Ethernet jack is not a laptop.
It's a keyboard glued to a tablet, not a workstation.
T470 is atrocious with docking on Linux too, it's not the drivers, the hardware is crap (firmware and Kernel updates helped, but didn't eliminate the issue)
Re: The Triggered Snowflake
Maybe, but as a Millenial I don't go there, and I think this whole chase for the "thinnest everything" to be stupid at best.
A phone twice as thick will fit more easily in a pocket than one that's 1 cm wider. Same with backpacks and laptops - lighter I can get behind, but thinner for sake of thinnes? Just stupid. Especially if that means "micro Ethernet" or "3rd power standard over 3 years when the previous one lasted 2 decades".
Re: Blast from the past
X61s for me
Re: One of my spall chuckers ...
> ... insists that Trump's wife's name is Melatonin. Fitting, methinks.
that's weird, I'd assume that the Levenshtein distance from "Ivanka" would be greater
Re: TLS 1.3
Both Firefox and Chrome already implement draft versions of TLS 1.3, same thing for Google or Cloudflare.
Re: Without ad's
given how often ads are attack vectors, I think you should start caring about ads a bit more
Re: AMD less than 24 hours' notice about the issue
while Torvald's sentiment of "security problems are primarily 'just bugs'." has a ring of truth to it, it also has a basic assumption behind it: you're running either the latest release or close to it.
Well, newsflash: sensors living on underwater cables are not running the latest release, industrial equipment in general doesn't.
So in the end of day, security bugs need to be handled differently, whether we like it or not.
Re: Not GitHubs problem
so you're saying that they should just forget about world's second largest economy (they are already all-but-banned in China, the first)?
jolly good business strategy! let me guess, you're a former Trump Casino administrator?
this just in: people with licence to print money complain about requirements to add security and invest back into their business
> oh and you can forget about remote desktopping into it, cos we'll disable it
oh, what a wonderful back-asswards thing! sigh, working in security doesn't make you knowledgeable about security
Re: Good Luck
@ST: corporations are people de jure: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Citizens_United_v._FEC
Nothing says "well paid and satisfied engineers" like compromising top secret infrastructure to mine few microBitcoins.
Re: Fake controversy
"Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions have increased since the pre-industrial era, driven largely by economic and population growth, and are now higher than ever. This has led to atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide that are unprecedented in at least the last 800,000 years. Their effects, together with those of other anthropogenic drivers, have been detected throughout the climate system and are extremely likely to have been the dominant cause of the observed warming since the mid-20th century."
Re: Fake controversy
@Archtech Global Warming for one
Republicans, the party that denies scientific facts, uses lies to further their agenda?
I was more surprised by the sun raising in the morning.
Re: Well done, Google
dude, not only is the ACME protocol open, so is the software that implements it!
oh, you don't have time to review it? Then how on earth do you have time to review code changes in Kernel, glibc, openssl and apache/nginx?!
when things go this bad it will be either past start of WW III or official start of WW III, loosing one radar station will be the least of our worries then
Re: Incoming pendant
@Destroy All Monsters; no, actually we do not have upper limit for the unobservable universe
Re: No is the answer and it remains that way
I don't know what you're talking about.
making secure crypto that is only breakable for lawful law enforcement is just as easy as staying in EU and exiting the EU at the same time. May does that flawlessly, so obviously that crypto stuff is just as flawless
he was just proving a point about G+ being a steaming pile of garbage and Big G idea that _switching_ between identities, not having completely separate accounts, is what people want and are actually able to use
OpenStreetMap has much more detailed maps.
Re: Look Who Wants to Wet Their Beaks
@AC: you may come as a surprise to you, but in EU the government is of the people, for the people. And people don't benefit from monopolies or cartels.
'WHAT THE F*CK IS GOING ON?' Linus Torvalds explodes at Intel spinning Spectre fix as a security feature
Re: I Remember When...
oh, Intel engineers are definitely smart enough to fix it, but it's hard to think clearly when the vultures, *ekhm*, lawyers are dictating your responses to ensure the lowest possible liability to Intel
Re: The right time - for a change
certainly not the first one and likely not the last - his unload on nVidia was well deserved too
Re: "neither Meltdown or Spectre is much of a threat to a home user"
well, you run noscript, I run ublock, but my parents don't, I doubt your parents do to
doesn't mean they don't use their computers for Internet banking...
Re: Polygraph Examiner
> I don't know how you could work out if s/he does before the test without giving the game away.
"Oh, that's simple! Ask him under polygraph!" — FBI
> There is a lot of deflection going on, trying to blame Russian maskirovka for entirely home-grown delusions and conspiracy theories about birth certificates, pizza parlours and god knows what else
they sure didn't start the fire, but they certainly were shipping fuel by the tanker-full
I suggest you look up the meaning of word "complicit", and no, Ivanka's definition is not the generally accepted one
reminds me that time when *everybody* was buying silicon wafer cutting saws from one guy that made them in his home garage...
And nothing of value was lost.
Re: Isn't it a small minority
let me just give the musicians a bad name, now, in which pill drawer did I leave my violin...
Likely won't pass, but...
Repubs have made it a partisan issue, so they will likely vote exactly along the party lines.
Still, good to get each and every one of their positions in writing, will make the mid-term elections so much easier.
Re: Goosey, gossey gander....
"nowhere on earth does any 'foreigner' approach even the rights+status of 'second-class citizen'"
you may want to re-check that claim, I'm quite sure that Americans on EU soil have more rights then they do on US soil, they only can't vote, every other law doesn't differentiate between alien and autochthons in EU
> The Computer will use you as reactor shielding.
if only... that at least sounds like it would be using my body to advance science
in reality it will be done only to generate "value for shareholders"
Re: Prove it
war against Norks is not really justified, it's not like the general populace living there has the ability to have opinion on any subject, let alone foreign politics
Nork government on the other hand is definitely prime for a chopping block...
Re: Slightly more complicated as far as AES is concerned
> known weakness in one of the S-Boxes in AES - this information is a while back and cannot recall the details.
that's the first time I hear this...
> I also recall someone stating that there is a vulnerability when using 256bit keys as opposed to 128bit keys ?
that's a related-key vulnerability (it's easier to perform for AES-256 than it is for AES-128), if your keys come from a PRF (as they do in S/MIME, TLS and IPsec, among others), it's only of academic importance
> With the recent BGP event, perhaps this is an indicator that our security is not as good as we believe ?
BGP has no security, the problem is that it was designed at the time when it was not a problem, the world changed around it - but it's a problem as well known as the lack of security in HTTP
Re: so, 'trust, yet verify' doesn't work either ? ? ?
amanfrommars is that you?
Re: So..... People Using Libraries Are Liable To Get Pwned
Neither of OpenSSL (or clones of it), GnuTLS or NSS are vulnerable. So exactly what part of OSS is failing?
The one that little-used and niche libraries are not tested as well (likely because they are understaffed) as OpenSSL is?
Re: Wikipedia infaillible ? No!
> I've tried to correct articles, complete with citations, and had them uncorrected hours later.
and plural of 'anecdote' is 'data' /s
sure, there are dickheads editing wikipedia, but here's a newsflash: they are everywhere
the situation certainly won't get better if you just throw your arms in the air every time a smallest obstacle is thrown your way
Re: Funny isn't it
> subverting democracy or her selling Uranium to the Russians
wait a minute, aren't Russians now the "good guys" we have to "cooperate with"? And as such talking with them is part of normal diplomatic relations?
or is hating Hillary for working with Russians and loving the orange turd for working with Russians part of the standard Republican doublethink?
oh, and if Hillary really was responsible for the sale, can you tell me under which law could she veto the sale?
So I guess that "Don't be Evil" is now just a joke at Google?
Re: Underscores a point I've been making forever ...
The first step in allowing the user to update the firmware to a version he or she had audited is for the firmware to be open source.
Yes, it's not an end in itself, but it is the first step.
that would not disband NATO