Re: The real issue with the Dodd-Frank Method
Good answer, Peter!
27 posts • joined 23 Oct 2012
If you have a 'good' and 'bad' mine relatively near each other, wouldn't they be grouped together under the same 'goodness' or 'badness' label, because of the similarity in chemical signature?
A leap of intuition here as well, aren't those the exact situations that we want to help the most at? ('help' by getting rid of the bad guys) I say that because it encourages lawful economic growth and stability in areas that are affected by lawlessness and poverty?
But maybe those are a minority in the grand scheme anyway.
There's plenty of focus on the 'problems that don't exist', like controlling your curtains and turning lights on in a room you're already in (seriously, how big do footballers' rooms get?), but there's a handful of stuff I'd love to have working reliably and cleanly:
- movement sensitive cameras for security (mostly front porch, back garden, but indoors for when I'm on holiday would also be good), recording footage for when it's useful, and alerting me when I want it to. (chime? picture-in-picture on the TV? email when I'm on holiday?)
- music distribution
- 'Holiday mode' to realistically do the lights (and the aforementioned recording of movement indoors)
All the while:
- i want the delay from any of the interfaces to be negligible.
- I don't want to be plugging 4 inch monstrosities into light-sockets.
- I want the controllers to be easily replaceable (Pi!)
- I want to be able to secrete bits wherever I want, easily. I reckon I can hide a Pi in a few ceilings/walls without heat being a problem?
- Web interface that works well. Hosted at home (firewall locked down) and a decent, simple, login mechanism that means I don't have to fret about The Reds.
- Will respond to voice commands, and has a scarily movie-esque flat female voice. Also a name that's a backronym.
- Ooh, what if it could recognise my face and say 'welcome home' to me. *geekgasm*
So, apart from the bit at the end, it's all stuff that Makes Sense (tm).
I'm constantly trying to work out whether it's time to dip my toes into the world of home automation, but there's always the impression lurking of it not being 'quite' ready.
It would be fantastic if there were an ongoing El Reg feature about trying to do usable home automation on a budget. Using as much open-source and cheap hardware as possible, while aiming for something that has minimal delays, is highly usable and low maintenance.
Sounds like something that a journo could use to kit out their home on the company's expenses... Just saying...
I think everyone's leaping to conclusions here. With good reason, because it's intuitively true. However...
What if being at risk of cardiovascular disease means that people are more drawn to processed/salty meats? Some kind of genetic mutation that kills you slowly but makes you crave meat and alcohol. Or a parasite p'raps.
Causation, blah blah. You feel me?
500NM as a force? The N is a force (Newtons), no idea what the M is. perhaps they mean it's a pressure and measured in Nm^-2 ?
And 50kg of pressure? That's just a mass, right? It's not a pressure until it becomes a force (add gravity?) and you say how much it is concentrated over an area?
However, every day is a school day, there's probably some internationally-recognised shorthand going on here. The kind that I'm kept out of the loop on. On purpose. Bastards.
Strictly speaking, is this a Java exploit? I might be reading this wrong, but it seems to me the server needs to be previously compromised so that a file is deployed. Only then is tomcat/other told to install a web portal to give easy access to the server for miscreants.
I'm guessing the ease of installing WARs is what's being used as an easy way of giving access, but apart from that, it's hardly a Java exploit?
I could certainly be wrong, not many details in that article.
I agree with the sentiment, outsourcing doesn't usually work (or at least we only hear about the failures and frustrations).
Outsourcing theoretically can be cheaper for the same service, because of economies of scale (they've probably done the same job elsewhere, so can shortcut straight to the good stuff) and no wasted resources (if an employee isn't on your work, they can transition onto other work, as opposed to them sitting there doing nothing or making up work).
That's the theory anyway. So, yeah. Explained.
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