But Background Checks Don't Work!
Hopefully stories like this can help change that narrative and allow the US to actually do something about gun violence.
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*Use passphrases, not words, "AworldinwhichIdieonTuesday" is stronger in basically every way when compared to "trump3t"
*Make them nonsensical, mix case and use word and numeral representations, "TacosEngraveSixFlying9s" over "tacosengrave6flying9s" or "tacosengravesixflyingnines"
*Throw some punctuation and grammar in, "WhyIdon'tmindifU2!"
*And then use a local, opensource passphrase manager without cloud syncing or cloud backups.
It'd be fantastic if they allow an area in the shop to be used like a hacker-space. Maybe a couple of monitors, mice and keyboards and an assortment of Pi. Let the kids try before you buy, or even set up the Pi in the shop and hit the ground running.
Have nothing but good will for the Pi Foundation, I'm a frequent customer of their's and if you ever open a location in Australia I'll be the first in line!
Me! Me! I have a reason, I use the pen input for drafting work as an engineer. Touch is just an added bonus that I don't really use too much, but when I have the pen already up to the screen, it's nice just to tap UI elements with a spare finger rather that reaching down for the mouse or moving the pen across the whole display.
It's bloody expensive and I far prefer desktops I build, but it's actually cheaper than building your own.
This is the only >24" pen display worth its salt, and it's more expensive than the entire Surface Studio despite using the same pen and digitizer system.
If they want to enforce age verification for such sites, the government should offer an "Over 18" psuedo-anonymous code. Yes there'll still probably be a database of names and IDs, but if it's government controlled then the MPs will hear no end of it losing the one handed keyboard warrior vote.
But if Apple had to change parts of FaceTime to ensure it was not violating the patent, it certainly would seem they violated the patent.
Also, appeals should work on a Double or Nuthin' system to prevent this endless abuse of the legal system.
Megaphone because the latest FaceTime bug turned nearly every Apple device into one.
Agreed, but if you're on a mainstream Intel desktop chip with only 16 PCIe lanes available, having the speed of those lanes doubled effectively gives you the same speed with twice as many lanes. Once you have an NVMe SSD (x4), a modern GPU (x16) and some spares for the chipset IO (x2 or thereabout), you've used at least 22 of your available 16 lanes and will have to rely on a PLX chip, which will be a bottleneck. AMD having 20 lanes on their desktop platform somewhat alleviates this, but a doubling in speed would still be beneficial.
Cause you can never have a serious discussion. Germany says there's no evidence of Huawei doing wrong, but The Five Eyes all act like they are. Is it because The Five Eyes have information Germany does not, or is it because The Five Eyes are wrong, or is it totally malicious reasons like economics and xenophobia? Nobody is going to say, because even their secrets have secrets. So all we're left to do is shurg our shoulders, have a pint and wait for all this to blow over.
I'm not well versed in the details, but I believe the patent suit is in relation to software, hence why Apple is claiming to have fixed the infraction in an update. I'm not certain what software, perhaps a technique for communicating with a modem chip that Qualcomm "owns".
P.S., While I find patent debates ridiculous and stifling to innovation, I personally hope Qualcomm succeeds in getting some compensation here, as if they go bankrupt the market will have significantly less competition.
Either ban all nipples or allow all nipples! Viva la Nip! I never understood the fear of the feminine nipple myself. Also Tumblr has opened a can of worms it cannot possibly deal with. Tumblr is infamous for obscure subculture, and not all of its pr0n is obviously pr0n.
Best thing you can have to a backdoor would be for all the western nations to chip in a build a colossal supercomputer and just brute force the encryption. You know what's great about this? Only nation-states could ever use such a method, cause I don't think there are enough grains of sand to make a computer that big once, let alone twice.
I can't remember where I read it (Arstechnica maybe?) but NVidia did talk about battery life in relation to Battery Boost 2.0. With a 90WH battery and a 980M (about what the higher end Macbook Pros have) you will get about 45 minutes of unadulterated Tomb Raider with 1080p@70fps. If you turn Battery Boost on and set a frame cap however (30fps in the example) they were getting "2 hours or more as a conservative estimate" with the same settings and resolution doing the benchmark.
So no it's still not great, but considering that is their most powerful chip doing high end desktop-class work entirely on battery, even an hour is impressive for the same batteries we have right now.
Apple's co-processors designed to handle sensor data like this one describes are also called the M7 (and M8 now), I wonder if that's just a coincidence or have ARM named it after Apple or vice versa or perhaps they are made in conjunction with Apple?
EDIT: Wikipedia to the rescue! Apple's M7 is based off of the ARM M-3 chip, likely called the M7 because it was released at the same time as the Apple A7 CPU. And gosh they are tiny chips, 0.1mm square is nothing for such a useful chip.
What number are they going to make bigger if they don't make the resolution bigger? Screen size is at the point of "Your hands just aren't big enough for this phone", we've already hit 2.5GHz quad-cores and even octa-cores (Yes they're ARM but still, big numbers) and the things weigh less than the sand they are made from.
What's that you say, focus on battery life? Why? Who wants all those features to last more than half an hour?
I wish, wish people would stop comparing silicon between Android mobes and iPhones, kudos to The Reg for using benchmarks to make a comparison instead. God, the number of times I've heard someone say "My phone has quad-core but your laptop is only dual-core (i7), why would you buy something half as powerful?"
Yeah I aimed to build a low power draw rig for that purpose exactly, I intend to leave the thing on close to 24/7. As for data corruption, as it'll be mostly for gaming and all important data will be backed up to cloud storage, external drives and internal HDDs I'm not too concerned.
Yeah Commbank in Australia have been offering all of that too. You can get PayPass NFC Credit Cards that have the chip and the mag stripe as the new standard. You can use NFC from pretty much any new phone that has NFC or get a sticker that does the same thing. You can even use the Commbank app on your phone to get cash out of any ATM now remotely.
You request to withdraw money from the app itself, it gives you a code and a temporary pass key, you take both to an ATM and it spits out the cash. Really handy for sending money to friends and family.
I've heard a /very/ strong case for these being treated as passwords. For example, the maiden name question about your mother is a typical one. Instead of saying "Mary" or what ever, use something only you know as the lie, like "Taco Burger".
The flaw is if you forget it you're in a pickle, but it means for each question the hacker has for all intents and purposes another whole password to crack/steal.
As old fashioned as it is to swap cartridges like this I love it, but only for the Pi. I love being able to flash up 30+ SD cards for students with Minecraft, Scratch, you know, all the good stuff, and just give them to the students to use on the school Pis.
Some have partner-purchased some Pis through us (we deduct $10 off the price and absorb the cost of shipping) and they are welcome to take the SD card home with them to continue messing around. One student brought in their own SD card they'd made them self with Quake 3 and MAME on it. When he noticed me watching he got scared thinking he was going to be in trouble for using the school hardware to play games.
He got an A for that little programming unit after he showed me how he compiled MAME on his own...
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