I don't think it means what she thinks it means.
It's a pretty easy problem to solve, though. Just give some kids air guns, they'll take care of it.
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how many posters here in support of PDP joined just to make that post. No doubt some would attribute this to his "army" of supporters.
I have essentially no opinion on him, since I know little about what he does, apart from that I find it to be of little interest. Mass printer hacks are more my thing.
They once actually sent someone round to my parents. He walked past my father in the garden and dropped a "we missed you" note through the open door. Bastard.
I cannot fathom how the sending of letters as nasty and threatening as they do (and sometimes even containing flat-out lies) is legal - if I were to do it, I would rightly be classed and punished for harassment.
I find the biggest problem to be the glued-together piece of crap that is settings on Win10. There's there Settings app, in which individual settings are in the most bizarre places (notifications are in "system", app permissions are in "privacy" instead of in "apps"). Then there's still the old control panel we know and love, with a few things removed, or even still there but disabled. (startup in msconfig is now in Task Manager, but with the tab still there and a helpful link - why move it then?)
is currently running 17134.228. Either I bypassed that one (I often have Battery Saver enabled, which stops updates, because MS's "8 hours" is a flat-out lie) or never had any problems. For which I thank the gods daily, because MS just can't get this right. I love thew device, I just hate all the problems I've had with it.
He just happened to buy the one with a dud pin? Fuck off.
This ought to be counted as fraud, although writing a definition might be difficult. Obviously padlocks aren't supposed to be unbreakable, but harder than trivial would be good. The alternative is to say market forces make bad products disappear, but how many will see this for sale in a shop and buy it without checking up on it?
It doesn't have to be opt-in or opt-out in the way it's often used, where an option is preselected. It's quite possibly to have radio buttons, which if used HTML-style do not have a default one "clicked". The user MUST make a choice, and cannot simply click next. This seems much better for the privacy conscious, since it's not a default setting, and better for Canonical than opt-in because a default of "off" gets them hardly any useful data.
It seems the author may be doing just so.
That said, the article is a good one, and makes a point that too many seem to forget: "the media" is seen as some shadowy group of people who conspire to do evil.
Also, Twitter is not a good place to hang out for peace of mind. Alfie wouldn't approve. Those who regularly use it seem to think that those they encounter there reflect the broader population, which to me does not seem to be the case, for both the left who encounter the right, and vice versa, along with those who dislike being labelled as either.
Much as I admire Musk, he has an alarming tendency to get annoyed about things and then start a new company to fix the problem. I'm not sure this is a good idea.
Simple, yes. If we're both thinking some kind of QR-like sign, then it would be fairly easy for some pranker to stick one up on the motorway, and suddenly everyone is pulling over on their way to work.
Of course, it would be possibly to have something designed for a particular vehicle, and with a digital signature, but history makes me think that it would not be particularly secure.
I'm ok with the Edge interface. What I'm not OK with is the bugs. Try opening a link from Gmail, I just get a blank page. That might have been fixed in the last year, but I gave Edge a chance (when my Surface Pro 4 was new) and it fell short. Battery life used to be way better than Chrome, but that's changed. Stupid behaviour when I type in a new tab but don't search, (horribly clickbaity) advertising on the new tab page, and oh look, I just found another bug where icons aren't displayed properly (yes, really). Chrome isn't perfect, but at least it doesn't constantly annoy me. Opera's fine, Firefox is OK if you can get past some silly UI choices.
Python was my first language, and since I'm not a professional coder it's still my most used. I think it's been a wonderful language to learn with, and has some truly wonderful mechanisms that make many things easy.
That said, I don't like using it for moderately sized programs (i.e. longer than a few hundred lines) because I struggle to keep every last detail - like what type a function expects - in my head. A better IDE might help with that. Also decent error-checking such as gcc does - which presumably is difficult or impossible to do in Python - makes finding some types of bugs much easier.
Alternative headline that StackOverflow could have come up with: Python is the hardest programming language around, and it's getting harder.
I used Edge when my SP4 was new, for the first few months. It was OK, but it lacked addons - they're come now, but are a bit rare - and was buggy. I also didn't enjoy it was much; it's noticably slower for some things, like new tabs. It handles touchscreens much better, though, and has faster Flash performance.
He obviously deserves everything he's got (and may yet get), but I can't say I'm a fan of the idea that he could be prosecuted for murder in Canada without actually having been there. How do they even claim jurisdiction?
(I assume he was not in Canada but in the Netherlands at the time, that may well be incorrect).
Well,he's right, but while I don't argue about the ins and outs of various picture-drawing software, those complaining may well have been correct. It's good that they at least try new things, and tried to do mobile as well before giving up on it the other day, although no one seemed to want any of this.
I run an ad-blocker, but disable it for sites I want visit frequently and that don't have annoying ads. I've just seen my first video ad here, and it doesn't bode well; I killed Reuters' ads earlier for autoplaying videos, I've done it to ArsTechnica a few weeks ago (after contacting the editor, who told me it was a proper approved ad, not one that had slipped past, and that lack of sound made it ok (it doesn't)).
I get that advert platforms have to (or decide they have to) run increasingly intrusive adverts to get attention, but that does't mean I have to like it, or that I have to look at them (contrary to what der Spiegel believes).
That said, I wouldn't mind paying for ad-lessness, as I think the aforementioned ArsTechnica does. Any plans for that?
My SP4 does this, always has since the day I bought it. The red light for the IR camera comes on, but the screen stays resolutely black, and generally requires a two-button restart to fix (hold down power and volume up for ages).
My solution is to hibernate after just 10 minutes - any longer and I can't trust it to come on again. Hibernate isn't too bad though, it's awake in less than 30 seconds, but it's far from ideal.
Microsoft seem to be doing their best to be regarded as arseholes about the whole thing - forced Win10 updates, and shitty Surface support. Not bad for a £1400 machine.
I use a simple script I wrote myself, that simply generates random passphrases. Five (cryptographically secure, which is probably unnecessary) random words from a list of 40,000.
That beats your 12 characters in complexity any day, and is far easier to remember. Something like 76 bits of entropy. Note that I do have some idea how password guessing works, having done it quite a bit for fun fairly recently.
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