The teardrop notch almost looks attractive, almost.
But no audio jack and not waterproof = no thanks. A swing and a near miss.
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The teardrop notch almost looks attractive, almost.
But no audio jack and not waterproof = no thanks. A swing and a near miss.
Magenta is red so red + blue can't possibly = red.
Red + blue = purple as any 4 year old knows.
I wonder what it would make of my Glaswegian accent or my Geordie mate's.
Repeat after me, London is not part of Sweden or the USA.
So the Embassies being foreign soil or not makes no difference.
I'm not really surprised because the common Google provided cookie dialog doesn't actually have a way for you to opt out. It only allows you to dismiss the dialog or go to a page describing what Google claim they do with the data. I'm waiting for the EU to realise this and hit them with the massive fine stick.
"Am I the only person with an intuitive enough understanding of GCSE physics... You're all a bunch of fucking innumerate idiots."
Or perhaps we took Orbital Mechanics while doing Physics at University and understand that your GCSE Physics is bullshit, you should ask for a refund. Oh you might want to get a refund on your GCSE Maths too because 60 milli Newtons is 0.06.
People who willingly use Chrome complaining about Google data slurpage? ROFL
You did it to yourselves morons!
What a great way to ensure I never buy one of your products.
They may be acceptable to the dumb masses but I will never allow one of these spy devices in my home. A colleague got an Alexa for Xmas last year and brought it into the office, strangely it died before it could record any of my voice. He was warned.
"attackers to execute approximately 9,000 such queries – many more than would be needed for normal operations"
What total bullshit. At the very least a time period is needed to put those 9k queries into perspective and preferably an idea of the normal rate to make any sense out of that statement. 9k queries in 6 months is nothing, 9k queries in 6 minutes could be a lot but I'd hazzard a guess that Amazon or Google wouldn't think so.
"GOD MODE UNLOCKED: hardware backdoors in some x86 CPUs"
This kind of sensationalist bullshit is not helping the security industry. Every bug, exploit or malware is publicised as if it is going to cause the end of the world. Any reasonable person reading that tweet would expect the problem to affect chips from Intel and maybe AMD, no one is going to think "you know what I bet this is those chips VIA bought from Cyrix."
This is why the rest of the world doesn't listen when a real problem is found and thinks OS updates are just a pain in the ass to be avoided if at all possible.
"a user walking through a smart home will activate lamps and motion sensors in a sequence that tells the researcher where they went, even without decrypting payloads"
I can deduce the exact same results without even detecting payloads and for a home with no IoT devices at all, just watch the windows and look where the lights come on. I know IoT security is crap but that is needless scaremongering.
As an old Speccy head I don't recognise the names of any of the games listed or the dev so I Googled him. Turns out his first games were written in 1989 and published for free on the covers of Your Spectrum and Crash magazines. I read both at the time & still don't recognise him or his games so clearly they weren't even decent as free games.
He contunued to make Spectrum games into the 2010s but none of them are published by a real publisher. I found an article about him that showed a screenshot of Egghead "his most successful game" (probably because it was included on the cover of Crash) which looks exactly like the first level of Manic Miner.
I therefore conclude that the games included are cheap knockoffs of existing games that few will have ever heard of because no one ever bought them. So, so glad I didn't buy into this cynical attempt to cash in on my childhood.
Outside the IT dept its more like 3 in 3 people lack the IT skills to do their jobs.
You're complaining about a 4 year old phone and a 4+ year old tablet. How long do you continue to do work for a customer after they paid you once? I'm guessing much shorter than 4 years.
"El Reg can vouch for this first-hand. One of our offices has an Android 7 Samsung Galaxy S8 handset that, despite being "up to date," can't fetch any security patches since August last year."
Well that is not down to Samsung. My S8+ was updated to 8.0 recently and has the March 2018 security updates. Perhaps something to do with operator branding?
"For the first time that I can recall on a Galaxy, I wasn't prompted to download Google Play Services."
I've had multiple Galaxy S devices since the original and I've never had to download Google Play Services on any of them. The only time I have downloaded it was on the MS Visual Studio Android Emulator.
When moving from my S6 Edge to an S8+ I found the fingerprint sensor psoition awkward for about a week. After that it was such second nature that I find it difficult to operate my S6 Edge now lol.
Just because you think all engineers are some kind of socially awkward autism sufferer does not make it so. I'm a software engineer and I can lie, bluff and tell half truths with the best of them.
Several of my coworkers installed SCU earlier this week from an ISO. I've seen them using the new features.
Lots of people in this thread don't understand the difference between the Google Play Store and Google Play Services. The former is a place to buy apps and can be sideloaded or replaced by alternatives from Amazon, Samsung, etc. The latter is a massive library that provides a lot of the functionality that you think of as Android. It is not open source and it requires signing a licensing agreement with Google to include on a phone. That is what cheap knockoffs and Fire are missing which causes problems with a lot of apps.
I bet that's an application of Propane that even Hank Hill hasn't seen before!
"WA cartridge slot that takes original 2600 and 7800 games would be welcome, as would pin-compatible, faithful reproductions of the original joysticks (terrible as they are in comparison to modern controllers)."
That is what I really want from Ataribox too. I still have my 2600, cartridges, joysticks and even paddle controllers so I'd jump at some modern hardware that would let me use them with a modern TV.
Finally a PETA policy I can agree with!
"That would point to an organized effort by a large number of fake user accounts to click on this video, and similar videos promoting the same and related conspiracies"
How do you know they were fake accounts and not real accounts? Between stupid people who would believe the claims, stupid people who would think it funny and the NRA they could probably create enough clicks to get a video trending and once it's on that page the rest is self-fulfilling.
Clearly it's a female aadrvark.
"planning to attempt a fix with an upcoming iOS firmware update"
Running Coinhive in the background to keep the phone warm?
At the top of the article it says: "By Kieren McCarthy in San Francisco 28 Oct 2017 at 13:56"
Do you need a link to Google Maps to tell you which country San Francisco is in?
Also what cave have you been living in for the last 20 years if you have never heard of HBO? Ever watched an episode of The Sopranos?
"Computers are getting pretty good at translating the world's languages."
No, they really aren't. I regualrly use Google translate to read a German language website and have to use domain knowledge and my terrible school German from almost 30 years ago to re-translate what Google provides into the correct English. I'm not talking about cleaning up the grammar here, I'm talking about correcting sentences which are either total garbage or say the opposite of what was written.
"it’s nowhere near as good as Google Translate nor Facebook’s translation system"
Facebook translate is so good it translates "good morning" into "attack them": https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/oct/24/facebook-palestine-israel-translates-good-morning-attack-them-arrest
So how does this external firewall know that the HTTPS traffic to/from PayPal or your bank is a virus in the IME and not you in your browser of choice? The source and destination IPs are the same and the encrypted traffic is unreadable.
Or do you propose to temporarily disable the firewall every time you want to do banking? If so how do you protect yourself from IME nasties during that time?
"and while you're at it....what's the iair-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?"
Sorry can't calculate iair-speed, I'm on a PC.
I'll probably install this and play around with it when it is available. I may even find something useful to do with it but that won't be coding on a 5" screen. I won't write code on a laptop if I can avoid it, two 24" screens is my minimum setup for decent productive work; more and larger would be preferred.
My parents are 84 and 81, they own an Android smartphone, two tablets, two Kindles and a desktop PC. They regularly watch streamed content without any help from me; I'm 250 miles away. Their service of choice would be BBC iPlayer though, I can't imagine them finding ANYTHING worth watching on YouTube since I can barely find anything other than game or movie trailers myself.
So not all old timers are ignorant luddites.
I've had 3rd party cookies bloked since.... well, since before Firefox existed. It doesn't require any AI machine learning gubbins, doesn't allow them for 30 days (wtf would I want that?) and doesn't break the Internet in the slightest.
Storm meet teacup.
I think they're the ones with the idiot who thinks providing them with his personal and financial details for free makes checking his credit score some sort of game. Or that could be Experian, they're basically the same tbh - privacy invading leeches who hold records on you without your consent and provide no service in return (to individuals at least).
What kind of idiot has to Google the url for their bank? Especially when it's the obvious hsbc.co.uk. I could have guessed at that one and I've never been a customer.
7.x is Nougat
Oreo is v8.0
Teledildonics is a term that has been around for a long time, with the same meaning even. It was in an episode of The Big Bang Theory several seasons ago so it is quite mainstream, you really should have heard it before now Dabsy.
I still have my 2600, which is in fully working order, and some games. I bring it out of the cupboard every couple of years for a fun gaming session. If they bundle a bunch of games I don't have with it I could be interested in some kind of retro Atari console.
From my experience of Android dev tools...
What Google says: The Android emulator is now faster!
What Google means: We upgraded our dev machines since the last time we used the emulator.
I wanted to join the open sores community but decided that leprosy was going too far. ;)
Yet another Chromium browser? No thanks.
You don't need to worry about being the product, you need to worry about your reading skills. The business model is in the article:
"It’s not only adopting the Opera ethos, but also it’s business model. He’s confident that with a few million users the search and affiliate fees will pay for the development team."
On which planet was Lens Flare Trek well-received? Certainly not this one.
"Who writes code with a headset on?"
Me. On the rare occasion I'm in an office I need the headset so I can still listen to music without annoying the hell out of everyone else with my choice in thrash, industrial and jazz, and when I'm working from home I need it to speak to my colleagues.
They should have renamed it to .twats.
"We have T&C's that state any interaction with the company is subject to US laws and litigation must be commenced in Orange County, California."
Please tell us the name of your employer so we can add them to our 'do not do business with these weasels' blacklists.
Hahahahaha. Oh that is funny, are you here all week?
Google are famous for dropping popular projects with little notice for no apparent reason.
Having watched almost no broadcast TV this year (exception for the TT and Irish road races) and almost exclusively watched content streamed by Chromecast instead...
Watching video over wireless works perfectly.
Well written smartphone apps work much better than remote controls.
Streaming devices do not need to be wired or come with a terrible remote control.
Who needs a remote control when one app controls video playback and another controls the TV? I can always find my phone but never the remote and there's more than one phone in the house.
I still fail to see the point of an expensive thermostat with internets.
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