Since this has been done for as long I've known code, we should also presume that a new "high-quality" press release can be generated by combining two "low-quality" research projects.
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I welcome China's move to verify online users. In fact, APNIC should kick off this event by reclaiming all Chinese network addresses with falsified or inoperative ownership records. Root name servers should remove accreditation from all Chinese domain registrars with a recent history of allowing bulk registrations from unverified sources. Well done, China.
Bots streaming videos from torrents to look for pirated content.
He picked an odd location for a mansion too. If it's not in the center of a traffic jam, it's only because howling wet winds have driven everyone away.
Re: kind of vague
It wouldn't be news if it was the US. Mail is skipped up to 2 days a week for rotating outages caused by people rage quitting.
Ah, pumping the brakes. I like that as a metaphor for an exceptionally ungraceful recovery. I recall seeing so many people skid wildly out of control pre-ABS because they heard that they should pump the brakes during a hard stop. There were more instructions for the technique but TLDR.
A beech marten
They knew exactly what kind of an animal chewed through the 66kV line. It's amazing what those scientists can deduce from nothing more than smashed particles.
Re: Darwin award??
The Darwin award might be deserved for some recipients but the tram operator delivering it is going to feel like shit anyways.
Something for farmers to look forward to
Obviously these things can't come crashing down anywhere. Crashing near a city might mean a high speed impact with a vehicle. The fines for dropping anything onto nationally protected land tend to be steep. Shifting sand dunes would crush it. Water moves. It seems that Google has chosen farmland as their target. Hopefully the UV-burned balloon isn't too toxic.
Typing on one
I occasionally try out a new Mac and expect it to be blazing fast compared to the old Mac Pro 1,1 running 10.6.8 and anchoring my computer desk to the floor. The new ones are faster, but not in a way satisfying for how much time has elapsed and how much money they cost.
400KB with an aggressive ad blocker. Over 2MB and a 10 second load time otherwise
Apple abandoned QuickTime some time around 2009 when it became clear that its infinitely complex innards would be impossible to upgrade. QuickTime X, the promised modernization, stalled as soon as it could play H.264/AAC with moderate quality. Support for AVCHD files was eventually added but without the performance upgrades needed for its high bitrates.
In other news
Millennials are getting mugged for not realizing that when a survey asks if your PIN is on your phone, you should always say "No."
Why I don't stop in SF
Grand theft and vandalism investigations are nothing more than asking the victim to fill out an online crime statistics form but a large piece of furniture gets the authorities leaping into action.
Pooping in your Nest
Were they using Revolv automation in the datacenter?
This is all fine until
Until your documents get a virus. A real virus.
Shouldn't this be an integral part of all IT systems? What would a team do? Tell people who can't maintain security to do things that they won't understand?
Wouldn't a reverse mortgage be simpler?
I can hardly wait for Apple TV shows to branch out into other careers: iPhone assembly, QA regression testing, IT developer support, digital signal analysis, PCB layout, and more! Hopefully they don't fluff it up with a bunch of personal drama subplots. I just want to come home from work, turn on the TV, and stare at somebody sitting at a desk.
"can only be done with the help of manufacturers and carriers"
Luckily, there's a vulnerability that can be used as a workaround.
I don't know about iLandfill, but Chinese landfill phones have red LEDs for tuning white balance without losing dynamic range in the LCD panel. Oddly, the feature is usually hidden in US ROMs.
Mother restores profits with this one weird trick
It must work. It's displayed 10 times on the homepage.
Re: What Frequency is used?
18000 to 19950 Hz
This dumb scheme seems extremely unlikely to work. That audio range is a mess of distortion, echoes, dead zones, and frequency substitution during compression.
Re: It's not weight they are optimising for
CAN Bus is too slow for cameras, audio, and various analog sensors. The analog stuff is especially bulky because it needs to be kept separate from other noisy wires.
A win for everyone
This is what the providers of 1Mbps Internet services around the world have been waiting for.
Tonight we're going to party like... Hey, my free music disruptor is offline.
I'm all for startups. They revolutionize technology, advance human civilization, and free us from lazy old monopolies. I'm just sick of every idiot claiming they are the revolution and nobody challenging the claim. Investors buy it then sell at a profit to a bigger sucker. Repeat as long as it looks like the game will keep playing.
Well-funded companies that can never produce are what causes the insane prices around here. Spending money to do nothing ruins the value of money and it hurts the handful of startups that have crafted solid business plans.
Well, it's good to know that my 10.6.8 computers, long ago abandoned by Apple, are now too old for modern Malware. I couldn't upgrade Transmission because of system requirements.
Actually, West Coast protecting itself
The West Coast doesn't like breaking encryption because doing so would destroy the tech sector overnight. The doors would close and engineers would pack their bags to move to another country. Using encryption correctly, or at least pretending to, is required for everything. Forget about stalking. Forget about bank accounts being drained overnight. Criminal hacking would get real - guns and rockets kind of real - when there's an backdoor key to find out what is in any shipping container, who is in any car, and who is on any plane. US software wouldn't even be usable in the US.
See it on Amazon, buy it in store
It used to be that you'd "look at it in the store then buy it on Amazon." I find myself doing the reverse now. Physical and online stores are rapidly catching up to Amazon's efficiency, making Amazon the useless middleman taking a cut of the money. Distributors aren't going to put up with as much crap as Amazon hopes they will. They have other options.
SSL is a heavyweight solution with a very noticeable performance loss. A much better solution for public web sites would be stronger standards for digital signatures. Static content can have a signature pre-computed and placed into an HTTP header. Dynamic and streaming content can have signatures in HTTP chunk attributes. The overhead for doing this is almost nothing, it's safe for proxies and edge caches, and it serves the purpose of preventing content alteration.
I think the real problem is that this is so simple that there's no money in it. Assuming that there's already a certificate validation system for HTTPS, adding digital signatures to HTTP would only add about 100 lines of code to the client and server.
700000 IRS tax records
This was electronic? No trucks and forklifts involved? I'm actually impressed that the IRS managed to digitize something. Now I'm wondering if it takes them three years to find a mistake so that they can add three years of penalties.
I bought one of the original 5-big drives and one drive soon failed. I was shocked to find that there's no warranty replacement for individual drives. You send the entire RAID back and they give you an entirely new RAID. That wasn't the solid uptime I was hoping to get from a RAID-5 configuration.
I guess it's still better than Drobo showing all lights green while it's losing everything to I/O errors. (maybe Drobo just fixed this bug)
Skype's primary feature is streaming ads to desktop computers. Its secondary feature may be seizing credits when calling a foreign number. That it still sometimes provides communications is just a glitch of some legacy code.
Dealt with on a case-by-case basis
Paper forms, quadruple photocopies, envelopes, and faxes. Submit all that for a hierarchy of review and archive for 10 years. No problem doing that on a global scale. Should be fine.
My phone upgrades have been because the radio was obsolete. Having the right bands for every place you travel becomes important as telcos upgrade old 2G and 3G towers to LTE.
May domain owners remain completely anonymous for a certain fee? You know, to dissuade individuals from filing a lawsuit. Or maybe the operations of the domain are illegal in some/all countries and the operator does not want to worry about international prosecution. Such a feature would integrate well with other CloudFlare services.
The Y axis is time?
DTIM and Beacon intervals
WiFi already has a system for delayed processing of unicast (beacon TIM) and multicast (DTIM) data so that devices may sleep. A better request would be to device makers (Apple) to address bugs that require people to set extremely short intervals.
"Smart" TVs will be burning an error code onto the screen where the Picasa screen saver used to be. Manufacturers will suggest buying a new TV as a workaround.
Re: Everyone wants "cheap"
Cheap isn't the problem. Expensive "Small Business" networking gear is the worst possible mix of half-assed features, blatant flaws, and no hope for upgrades. The problem is that it's not easy to get a refund for severe software defects. They're usually treated as "dissatisfied customer" returns with a 14 day period. Require security vulnerabilities to be in the same category as manufacturing defects and then deadbeats like Netgear and whatever "Linksys" is will vanish overnight.
Nuke icon because I have, on multiple occasions, bought and returned every single router at an electronics store.
Re: A bit like a ... 386?
If it's a very simple architecture with no legacy baggage, they're probably tiny enough to be crammed into computers by the thousands. Most well defined tasks with well defined inputs can be implemented within a crude instruction set. Coding becomes difficult but hardware costs more than people when you're approaching a global scale of data processing. Google also believes (sometimes incorrectly) that they can do anything better than the rest of the world so it's no surprise that they'd keep building more hardware for themselves.
Exhaust from this laptop ------>
Those are massive heat pipe tubes! Unless I'm mistaken, heat pipes in laptops are used to prevent heat transfer to the case by moving the heat to the exhaust vents. When everything runs hot I'd think that an insulated case would be more portable.
Tiny base price + consulting fee + service fee + support contract + account manager fee + commission + statement fee + fake local tax + hosting fees + usage penalty fees, and all with a side of endless up-sell phone calls and "Tell us how we are doing" surveys. This is why people throw together half-assed DIY solutions then hire an IT person to fix it.
Re: big fuss over nothing
T-Mo announced it as an option and invited people to turn it on. Of course I deleted the e-mail. Then they silently turned it on for everyone and broke high quality video playback. That second part is quite worthy of raising a fuss. Everybody was suddenly throttled and it wasn't clear why. Anyone who had set their streaming preference to HD, or watched a video only offered in HD, got nothing. Today they announced dial codes to control the feature but they still haven't announced that it's an opt-out feature.
Re: Normally I hate the lawsuit mentality
Google does this on purpose to gradually erode public expectations of privacy. Most people can't afford the time and money to start a lawsuit every time Google takes another step.
Re: Staying free?
Perforce Enterprise is cheaper than anyone expects but there's a stigma about it costing money. I'd pay for my own license if given the chance to use it. I'm sure I'll get downvoted for saying this, but Git is absolutely awful for enterprise use. Even the slightest variation from the perfect workflow is walking through a minefield of dangerous, convoluted, and poorly documented features. If employees are spending 1 hour a week on Git, the lost productivity makes it 10 times more expensive than Perforce.
This technologically very cool but those frequencies are too easily blocked to be useful without other changes. We'd be reaching for the sky to get our phone's data working. A combination of 100Gbps wireless and fiber in a small chipset could be a winner. This would enable dense arrays of short-range transceivers to be mounted on existing infrastructure. It would have to be very small, like 4cm cubed, and use daisy chain cabling thinner than a few mm. Anyone who's seen a large grid of 5GHz WiFi transceivers on Cat 6 knows that high performance wireless tech needs to get a LOT smaller to be practical.
Another too late
The list of LTE bands is quite short for a new phone. I looked at buying an OPPO or OPO but it's missing bands that are useful in the US and bands needed while traveling. 2G and 3G are being taken out of service in many areas so there may not be anything to fall back to.
With numbers like that, one might conclude that Google has found a way to profit from this. If not, they would have made it more difficult for scammers ti use their service.