I was about to make a comment that was startlingly similar. That book was awesome and gave me a foundation in many aspects of computing.
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Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown
Is Google purposefully breaking Microsoft, Apple browsers on its websites? Some insiders are confident it is
Re: no, just no.
And yet violence by right wing individuals and organisations seems to be reaching an apex at exactly the same time as they have been given a platform to voice their opinions. Allowing them a platform amplifies their voices, and they feel empowered to turn voice into action.
Such opinions are much less likely to be expressed privately, as most reasonable people would call them out.
Re: no, just no.
Still people don't seem to understand the distinction between allowing someone freedom of speech and being compelled to provide them a platform.
Facebook, Twitter et al. have no duty to allow all voices to be heard. People wanting to espouse these views can always look elsewhere to do so.
What do a meth, coke, molly, heroin stash and Vegas allegedly have in common? Broadcom cofounder Henry Nicolas
It really should surprise noone that cheats, unauthorised mods (or even, occassionally authorised mods), and cracked software are a common attack vector for malware. In no way is this limited to Fortnite. Any parent of a 14 year old can tell you this - laptops read regular disinfection when used by teenage gamers.
I concur here - I wouldn't expect any product to use the initials NHS, unless actually part of the NHS. Having been warned over NHSubuntu, they really may have foreseen issues with NHoS. On the other hand, immediately reaching for lawyers was a bit heavy handed.
I'm also surprised the NHS would actually consider anything produced on a volunteer basis by 4 workers. What about support concerns? Are they capable of moving fast in the case of breakage? There may be other factors at play.
Re: Detecting Fake News is hard
Chomsky and Herman's Manufacturing Consent (1988) illustrated that Western media has always been guilty of the sin of omission, and is manipulated by political parties to "frame a debate". I find it unlikely there has ever been a newspaper that just prints "facts", without having some filter of the vested interests of the owners.
Re: @ Hollerithevo As a UX person as well as web dev
That was exactly my thought - based on the heat map illustration it looks like the same layout was tested with flat UI elements vs 3D elements. However, changing to a good modern design requires more than just changing a theme - it should use the placement and coloring to give the user cues which elements are active and which are passive.
One thing, as the owner of a large collection of vinyl and CDs there are none of my vinyl records that are unplayable - occassionally small artifacts, but mostly listenable.
Lots of my CDs have started jumping and become utterly unlistenable. I'm transferring them all to digital storage and just keeping the CD inserts - the rest are just junk now.
Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal
That was anticipated
Two things are predicatable after any "terror" related incident (although in this case, one nutter with a knife does not exactly seem to worth even considering as terror):
1. Right-wing nutters will groundlessly blame it on immigration.
(check - Nuttal and Farage both - later turns out nutter was UK-born and converted to Islam in UK)
2. Home Secretary of time will use it as an excuse to try to get more surveillance powers.
In both cases, there is no basis in evidence for the reaction.
Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell for Linux, Macs. Repeat, Microsoft has open-sourced PowerShell
Re: Why is ssh built in?
"In fact, few systems are more backward compatible than Windows."
I was under the impression that various UNIX software developed in the 1970s and 1980s still builds on modern systems. The same is definitely not true for Windows.
I'm not entirely sure keeping that level of compatibility is desirable. It may just mean that computing has stagnated, as suggested in this Stack Overflow question from Alan Kay: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/432922/significant-new-inventions-in-computing-since-1980
Re: "On Linux we’re just another shell"
"To control an application from powershell you require to have an interface with it provided by the company who made the software."
Nonesense. Normal command-line invocations are possible too. If you want to make the effort, it is possible to write a cmdlet that makes the command appear powershell-native, but it is by no means a requirement.
Re: So what you're saying is...
"...that Facebook should go out of their way to hire more non-white people, in other words: hire more people based entirely on the colour of their skin?"
The issue is that they already are - just it is easier to get a job with them if your skin is white.
I refer you to an excellent post on this issue by Aral Balkan: https://ar.al/notes/on-false-dichotomies-and-diversity/