Yeah, Hyperion is progressing slowly but you can fast-forward 11 billion years by moving your chair closer to the show.
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Yeah, Hyperion is progressing slowly but you can fast-forward 11 billion years by moving your chair closer to the show.
The Galaxy S9 series has a bug where joining a WiFi access point doesn't turn off cellular data. As soon as I join a WiFi network, apps start transferring everything in their queue over their original cellular connection. This phone has changed my data usage from about 600MB/month to 3+ GB/month and it costs extra. It's trivial to reproduce this but Samsung Support can't be bothered to do anything but offer canned useless responses.
Why yes, I can solve the problem by performing a factory reset and never launching any apps. Hey, thanks.
Google cares about privacy and vulnerabilities when there's value in the data they've hoarded. Everything else is a festering scammer toolkit (Google Groups). It's interesting that they don't care about the G+ bug. One might conclude that G+ only attracted users belonging to undesirable marketing categories.
Trying to fix SF is a lost cause. Parking spaces were removed to make room for driving, so then everybody drives around and around looking for a place to park. Room for driving was removed to make room for bicycles, but the bicycle you rode to work will be stolen before the day is over. You could take public transportation but it's all covered in pee - everything is covered in pee because restrooms are locked to keep drug addicts out. If you invented a magical self-driving hoverboard that could get everyone where they wanted to go, SF residents would find ways to abuse it so much that it gets banned.
"Look at microtrenching"
Micro-trenching works in limited areas. Soils that shift seasonally will shear and grind up anything near the surface. My town is using thick plastic pipes and burying them deep enough that cracking pavement won't hit them.
I hope nobody is around when that happens.
Two fails in one. First fail is that this clearly exists for no reason except that somebody wants subscription fees and marketing data. Second, massively failed computer designs are always displayed in a kitchen. Over-priced, under-powered, enormous computers for your kitchen countertop to help you manage recopies, cook, and send e-mails. Smart appliances collecting marketing information, offering sponsored advice, and giving hackers something to play with. Now here's a video chat application turned into a bulky and expensive appliance...and it's shown in a kitchen with people helping each other cook. Who seriously wants to do that? How did this again come to exist as a marketing segment?!?!
"Portal" looks like a tablet computer with a motorized swivel stand. JUST SELL A MOTORIZED SWIVEL STAND.
Being compromised after adding load balancers makes it sound like they were using network addresses for access control. Throw load balancers in front, forget to set up X-Forwarded-For, and suddenly the whole world looks like local traffic.
Trump-Pence want the feature first so they can stop "fake news."
US and Russia have been trying to weaken each other for a very long time. I think the only thing that has changed is increased reporting. Russia is suspected of helping Trump destroy the US so they're in the spotlight now.
ROS is in the Knightscope robots guarding some Microsoft campuses. What could go wrong?
A real iPhone killer wouldn't be an iPhone copy. The iPhone is niche device - craploads of compute power but otherwise minimalist to a fault. Samsung's Galaxy S series is the opposite by having so many silly features that it's fragile and unreliable. I miss the old days when global phones had different features.
It would be a caching layer for web application architectures having no persistent memory. Every web page or REST call has to open a database connection, authenticate, make 10+ queries to figure out what's going on, send back the result, then close the database connection. SQL queries might take 2 to 50 ms each but opening a new connection is typically in the 75 to 6000 ms range, depending on DB configuration and load. A KV store is used to hold all of the semi-constant data so that fewer requests need to execute SQL.
If you have insurmountable legacy baggage, a K-V store can also act as a cache for SQL queries that can not be made efficient or external API calls that are slow.
It's all part of Trump's plan to make Mexico pay for his wall (to keep US citizens out).
Electrical noise crashing the ABS computer isn't a software glitch. They'll at least have to put a noise suppressor on the ABS pump and/or the driver for it. There may still be other noise sources that can cause problems if they don't replace the computer.
This one would scare me. In the time between the fault and the fault detection, the brakes can completely engage or disengage. ABS needs an active feedback loop to work.
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ZOHO claiming that they don't have spam problems is proof that they have spam problems. They're clearly not reading very many complaints.
I blacklisted ZOHO's network in June 2018 because phishers were putting me on their mailing lists. Tierra has a valid complaint that being able to build mass mailing lists without any validation of the sender or receiver is a system vulnerability.
The latest argument is that ultra-high frequency, ultra-high bandwidth will solve fixed broadband problems. Nevermind that the range is shorter than Cat 6.
It seems the trillions of dollars of domestic spying isn't protecting us from terrorists very well. Perhaps it should be redirected towards health care, education, nutrition, and other things that help people from going crazy?
It's not just the number of positions that can get crazy in the US. Check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_gubernatorial_recall_election#Results and be sure to expand the list to see all 136 candidates on the ballot.
Edit: No, that election wasn't hacked. It really was that bad.
There's no grade level for service in the maps. Some ISPs use combinations of NAT, PPPoE, VPN tunnels, obstructive firewalls, and outdated equipment. That means no incoming connections, no peer-to-peer, unreliable UDP, unreliable VPN, no IPv6, and dwindling connectivity in the future. Think of old independent networks reselling old abandoned AT&T Uverse bandwidth.
Well bribed legislators tell us that innovation requires deregulation while the sources of their income have lawsuit firehoses aimed at every emerging competitor. There is no free market.
Some of those "community broadband" plans that Pai & pals want to eliminate are actually EXTREMELY pro-competition. The city hooks up the fiber only for delivery. ISPs compete to deliver bandwidth through it to their customers. It destroys the typical US monopoly/duopoly telco lock-in.
NN can be repealed when consumers actually have competition from ISPs.
The concept of destroying telco control isn't new. Google attempted to create an environment where phones could roam over multiple networks while routing telephone services through a consistent central point. I really liked the idea but the implementation had too many problems for me to try it. The biggest problems being that Google is a personal data collection corporation and Sprint's unreliable network was in the mix.
"A $900 CPU and camera jammed into a $99 phone is just what I was looking for," said nobody. Why is 64 GB storage and 3GB RAM even an option anymore? Do iPhone users huddle around WiFi access points and urban cell towers so their cloud apps never stop working? What is a super-fast CPU expected to do when the rest of the phone might not have enough memory for gaming, augmented reality, or anything else that might be fun?
Oh right, just upgrade the storage. Apple's only charging $350 for a workable 512GB.
It should be illegal to call it anything but a rental when permission-based DRM is involved. Downloading is NOT a solution for iTunes because permission to decrypt content must be re-granted from Apple on a regular basis.
I will never pay more than a single-use price for DRM content.
We make computers do the tasks that humans don't want so it's a bit silly to keep the coding terms friendly.
Sprint is probably hoping T-Mobile rescues them. They did a spectacular job messing up their own definition of "4G" and the odds of successfully rolling out a new tech is slim.
You're not concerned about security if you're using Netgear. It's a bit late to complain about it.
Segev can create a technical support ticket that may provide access to internal builds. My experience is that the internal builds are hardcoded to allow telnet access on the default password. It's super fun.
It's not time for an apocalypse, but definitely time for another tech economy collapse. As before, marketing is transforming from a tool to a product. It's an expensive infrastructure promising money for businesses while producing nothing at all for customers.
Shifting off 8-5 to avoid traffic started 20 years ago and there aren't many clear times left. There's no traffic from 11pm to 5am but those aren't good hours for me, and that's only 6 hours. Sadly, very few workplaces allow telecommuting.
That would be 20 miles of crude public transportation or car drivers using their cellphone while occasionally looking up to see if traffic has moved. Set asside 90 to 120 minutes a day for it.
Google censors what their customers see, not what they post. From outside of Google you see big piles of spam from Google mail servers and billions of Usenet spams from Google Groups servers.
Consumers will use AI when consumers control the AI processor and its data. Right now, "AI assistant" is just a facade for personal data collection.
You could have an in-house team to build it and maintain it for half as much. It would work and there'd be no rabid lawyers. Hell, many Silicon Valley geeks would move to NZ in a heartbeat in exchange for a living wage and fast Internet.
The complaint is missing a LOT of details. It describes a DDoS but doesn't say what attributes of that were actually used. It could have been UDP with spoofed addresses, it could have been a highly targeted application attack over TCP, or it could be that their Node/React coder accidentally instructed several customers' browsers to attack.
It wants its XML/JSP/Java EE monstrosity back.
Like cable TV, it's all about the bundles. You want microSD, headphone jack, and a lot of LTE bands so the phone works in urban US, rural US, and Japan. $400 in other features come along for the ride.
Wait until Google unleashes free self-driving cars. Observation and persuasion become physical.
MacOS Server is essentially a small app suite so there's little reason to kill it. It's a pretty nice front-end for aging Unix tools that are otherwise difficult to configure with significant prior experience.
A better question would be whether or not open source keeps supporting MacOS as it drifts away from the usual FreeBSD.
Huawei does have some espionage in their history and Chinese phones usually do contain questionable features. The now-dead ZTE Axon 7 has "MFVKeyguard" that's completely hidden from ZTE's apps and permissions lists. Chinese phones always come with a "Weather" app that wants to track your location even when you're not using it. It would be no shock if cell tower hardware came with extra services or "accidental" vulnerabilities.
Likewise, don't buy cell tower hardware made by Google, Amazon, Microsoft, or Apple.
They should get that firewall checked out. You should normally see the entire country of China attacking non-stop.
It's like I'm reading a Wired article by accident.
No hacker wants to face an Oracle licensing violation audit.
I have a new way to describe certain people.
My first two days with a new Samsung was an infuriating experience of dismissing shovelwear pop-ups. The phone literally couldn't be used because it would pop up advertisements for Samsung Cloud or start an app experience walk-through. None of it could be turned off by normal means. I would have returned the phone the next day if I hadn't found an app to disable it all. Count me in the "not impressed" group when there's a newer and more intrusive Bixby
Digital is a huge waste of power and bandwidth. It takes about 7 parallel digital circuits to match the precision of one analog circuit. When it comes to mathematics, digital needs massive gate arrays and microcode to perform the same task as a handful of analog components. Propagation delay hits big digital circuits pretty hard and workarounds further increase complexity. Analog computers are still alive and well for any time speed and efficiency is more important than precision.
I suspect the AI singularity will happen when analog and digital processors are efficiently merged together. Last time I read about it, flash cells were going to be the parameter buffers between the two.
There are documentaries that have gathered a good number of photos from the protest's aftermath. I don't have the stomach to examine the photos enough to see if tanks did that or not.
I'm going to put that on my webserver to see if it blocks all the brute-force attacks from Chinese networks.
Define "safe." Don't immediately kill you, sure. Search for any popular title in Google Play Store and note how many impostor apps there are. Even if you find the right one, it's likely a gateway for advertising malware. I've seen ads pretend to be a homescreen. I've seen spearphishing ads simulating a specific application's upgrade screens so that it can trick you into downloading an impostor app. There are apps full of 1-star reviews saying it's malware yet Google says it's OK.
No security is lost without Play Store. If anything, people will have an easier time identifying fake apps without it.
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