And “amazon” is only an English word
In Spanish: Amazonas, selva amazónica
In Portuguese: Amaozonas, floresta amazônica
I have no love for Amazon Inc, but neither do I want to give up the word nice because there is a homonym(?) in France etc
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Microsoft have already gone too far.
We had two true Microsoft believers in a team, deep into the cult, but they have slowly become more and more quiet about the wonders of their religion as the OS and development tools have become shittier and shittier.
I have slowly become luke-watm towards some of their open source efforts, but frankly they have to work hard to recover from decades of abuse.
> and any other sane browser choice is glitchy
There is no other sane browser.
Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge (before Blink), and Firefox are all dogs to develop for. I've written and supported a custom web framework, I know the pain. Edge changed engines in part because theirs was so hideously shitty.
You are implying web developers are lazy mindless scumbags, but supporting borken non-conforming browsers takes up 25% to 50% of dev time, so understandably web developers are keener to deliver new work than fight their platforms.
I hate Google's tentacles as much as any card carrying geek, but the Chromium team's engineering is unquestionably superb (and the other browser teams are weenies in comparison).
Your nirvana works for the wealthy (can pay for X people to help them) or it works for a population that doesn't require much help (1 hour of personal help for every 24 of life).
Once a population needs significant help (40 hours per week per week of life) then there is simply not *enough* people to do the "humane" thing.
Even worse, some of the carers are doing shitty inhumane work (lifting the elderly but damaging themselves; elderly looking after the elderly but unwillingly).
We should offload as much of the drudgery as possible and keep our elderly as *independent* as they wish. If we can use machines to do this we should - try telling your mum she should replace her scooter with coolies!
Reserve the human hours for real care - human touch, interaction, and brotherhood.
But the KPI is correct - there's a sunken cost fallacy in there somewhere.
Sell 10 stale buns at $1 each = $7 profit.
Throw away 10 stale buns, make 10 new buns, sell at $2 each = $14 profit.
Throwing away buns is likely to increase profits (assuming most new buns get sold, ignoring elasticity or price discrimination, and ignoring some other issues).
> Full fibre is a vehicle to turbocharge our economy
Such bullshit. The exact same bullshit was said over in New Zealand: but the only measurable result is that we get better NetFlix - that is not something that should be paid for with tax money.
I have high-tech software friends that have stayed on broadband.
It's a quick smell test for whether a company actually cares about security: what third-party scripts are included in their "secure" web page areas. The default web developer doesn't know better, and it is hard to lock down third parties (best solution is to avoid unnecessary third-party shit like analytics, also can use iframes or more complex solutions like caja).
This guy asked them about this issue 2 years ago, and apparently they haven't done anything much about it which signals CircleCI's security is poor: https://kevin.burke.dev/kevin/circleci-is-hopelessly-insecure/
Same technique as NASA investigated for recapturing a Saturn V booster: The helicopter would be gigantic. The rotor diameter would be over 120 meters. Its empty weight would be over 200,000 kilograms, with a gross weight of a whopping 453,000 kilograms. From: http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3741/1
To see vid, start just before 10 minutes: https://youtu.be/joONWIGtcdY?t=583
Just politely ask. Most people are happy to help, especially when it is something "personalised" like that. It would have to be immediate, and only people with app installed, and located near the device. You want to avoid asking husband John at work about a recording made while wife Julie was shagging the electrician.
Same issue (which I fucking hate) with phone calls where you are told your voice is recorded for quality control etc. Wankers don't provide an opt out.
> there is a special version of Office 365 for Germany with the telemetry disabled which talks to servers located in Germany.
Microsoft is no longer accepting new customers or deploying any new services from the currently available Microsoft Cloud Germany: https://mspoweruser.com/microsoft-is-discontinuing-the-german-data-trustee-model/
> If you need someone to look at a problem and realize that the requested solution is not in fact possible
What if you need someone to develop a solution that has a good UI, is secure, and reliable (maybe even someone who groks race conditions)?
The vast majority of what makes someone good at development is not taught in a degree.
Emacs has one absolutely killer feature: it is simple to customise to your own needs by adding to or editing the elisp source code.
I am using VSCodium at present, and although it has extensions/plugins (like most dev environments), unless there is an existing preference or plugin for what I need to fix in the editor, I can't easily fix VS Code to work how I want. For example, I wanted to improve how search worked for my needs, but I would have to do a full build of VS Code, and maintain that build. No thanks.
Note: I haven't used Emacs for over a decade, but I still remember how easy it was too customise to my own needs.
"Andrei Mikhailovich Kivilev (Russian: Андрей Михайлович Кивилёв, 20 September 1973 – 12 March 2003) ... he crashed during the Paris–Nice race and subsequently died of his injuries. His death was the trigger for the UCI to implement the compulsory wearing of helmets"
"Oh and elsewhere in information security, Dan Primack makes a really good point about WeWork Co.’s confidential initial public offering filing: It happened in December, and no one reported it until now. “That's an awfully long time for WeWork to successfully keep its secret,” writes Primack, considering that most similar deals leak and WeWork had to involve all the usual lawyers and accountants and other professionals that you need to make a filing like this. Or, almost all of the usual professionals: But word is that WeWork didn't list any bankers on the paperwork submitted to the SEC, because the co-working giant hasn't picked them yet. That process begins now. No bankers, no leaks. It could be a coincidence but it's probably not."
A bit financial, but interesting!
Turkey is not a place I trust
I stopped on motorbike to take photo on cellphone of huge earthworks near Istanbul.
Some site manager fit drives up and tells me in broken English to delete said photos or else.
I didn't doubt the "or else". On finding out that earthworks were part of sone airport work, and some stories about the rediculous "security theatre" around it, I was glad it wasn't anything further...
Re: long valley caldera - Wikipedia: "The declining volcanic activity and increasingly crystalline lava extruded over the last 650,000 years, as well as other trends, suggest that the magma reservoir under the caldera has now largely crystallized and is unlikely to produce large-scale eruptions in the future."
I found a corruption similar to CloudBleed while tracking down a race condition with our SPA communications. The problem was most likely caused by an obsolete Cisco web appliance, but some chance it was IE11, and a small chance that it was CloudFlare.
CloudFlare use HackerOne but don't seem to offer a bounty from what I could tell.
Why would I waste time tracking down the root cause without getting paid? I get paid in my job to find bugs, and fix them. I don't do it for free, and I certainly don't need kudos or T-shirts.
So the vulnerability is not notified - everyone loses.
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