We are talking about Google here, they will discontinue the service.
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Re: What about proxies?
Yes, but if you want to move your domain to a different host, you first need to switch it back to your real details, and at that point, you are at risk; especially if the reason you want to move it is that your current provider doesn’t like what you are publishing on the website.
Re: Exell or not with Excel
'"...eliminate transactions and balances between the different offices..."
Ah. You mean "lie about the data".'
No, if Airbus Broughton ships a load of wings to Airbus Sevilla, then Airbus Broughton will report that as a sale to HMRC, and Airbus Sevilla will report it as a purchase to Agencia Tributaria, but when you are preparing the group accounts, it is just a shipment of parts from one building to another, so you have to take both the sale and purchase out of the accounts.
Re: Exell or not with Excel
"I might be wrong, but I seriously doubt large companies use a spread sheet application for their accounts, I hope they have something more reliable for those tasks. Then again it could explain quite a few "problems" if they do."
You'd be surprised.
Yes the basic ledger entries will be on SAP or similar, but if you need to decide which of a choice of different financial instruments is most suitable for your purposes, SAP isn't going to do that. Working out the numbers to put into SAP, where it is more complicated than entering the number from the invoice / bank statement; you probably need Excel.
Then you have Group Reporting / Consolidation, where you have to take the numbers from your different divisions around the world, adjust the numbers to reflect what they would be had the local office complied with laws in the head office country rather than the local office country, put them all together, eliminate transactions and balances between the different offices; you are never going to get a computer program that can cope with that.
"So what features of Excel or Word are they likely to need that are not already being done by more capable, dedicated software, and which are also not available in Docs?"
The accounts department is going to need Excel. Calculating lease discounts and interest; interest rate swaps, currency swaps etc on Google Sheets is not going to be fun.
"Tell that to all the white working class children in Rotherham, Telford and Rochdale passed around for sex by people from minorities."
The brown men who did this got jailed eventually, whereas the white men who do similar things are mostly still raping children.
I use blocklists because they work. They block about 70,000 emails per day on my personal domain, which receives about 5-10 legitimate emails.
The day starts at midnight, therefore it is before noon, and written as 12 am. The day ends one plank-time unit before the following midnight.
12 pm covers a period of time of either 1 second, 1 minute, etc, depending on your level of accuracy, that starts at noon, therefore it is mostly after noon.
2018-03-14 makes sense, yes, however 3/14/2018 does not.
Sure but the warnings that your washing machine will self-combust because it thinks that Queen Victoria is back on the Throne were probably a bit overdone.
"As we emerge from the bunker and see not a world in flames, but merely several websites displaying the date as 19100 and a frantically back-pedalling Ed Yourdon, we have come to regret our decision to trade NTK's webserver for eight sacks of lentils."
Re: Going pink in the face
The fact that he headed a presumably established business 10 years ago also gives a pointer to minimum age.
Re: Stick it alongside Elon's underground bus, Larry, and go home.
I think we are a lot closer to an autonomous aircraft than an autonomous car. The planes you travel in today spend most of their time on autopilot.
"That jump has to wait until version 11 of the platform, which seems set to score all the big buzzwords of 2018: artificial intelligence, machine learning and analytics all scored mentions as being under consideration."
Well they are not planning to put email on a blockchain, or launch an initial coin offering for mailcoins, ie postage stamps.
Re: Or as they say in London...
The 6km gap is on the Metropolitan Line between Zones 8 and 9. That is a suburban rail service that for political reasons was assigned to TfL rather than to Chiltern Railways, who share tracks with them on other parts of that line. I would exclude that as an outlier when looking at typical tube journeys.
The average across the whole network by the way is 1.31km, on the Circle Line, it is 770m, source: https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/distance_between_adjacent_underg
It is also still a lot slower than a French TGV.
Re: RE: Crossrail
"If you want to be able to tunnel without care, you need to go at least 300m deep in London ? Maybe 500m ?"
It is pretty wet down there, and that would be a problem. Also, it would be a lot of stairs to climb in the event of an emergency evacuation, equivalent to a 15 floor building with 20m - 33m high ceilings .
 Note: all tube stations in London, regardless of how deep they are, are equivalent to a 15 floor building - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pBTvmrRGlbE
Have the batteries located where the PSU is currently located.
Have the PSU located where the UPS is currently located, with a low voltage cable leading to the computer - something a bit bigger than a typical laptop wallwart, due to the higher power requirements.
Or you could have both outside the case, and a low voltage cable to the computer.
That's why I am suggesting that the server manufacturer should provide a built-in UPS function. It would be similar in design to laptop battery / power supplies, except obviously with server grade components, power requirements will be higher, and therefore everything will have to be bigger to cope with it - bigger than a laptop battery / charger, but probably still smaller than the several kg of UPS battery.
The battery in the UPS puts out some sort of DC voltage. That goes through an inverter to convert it to 230/110V AC. It then goes through a power supply to convert it to 12V DC + 5V DC.
Would it not be better to connect the UPS to the other side of the power supply?
Can’t we have whatever is used in laptops as a starting point? They would be a lot lighter, take up a lot less space, and running time would be measured in hours rather than minutes.
Re: This will give the detail...
Which is not particularly relevant. Men do have breasts, they just tend to be a lot smaller, but by age 50, 70% of men have some visible breast growth, and around 1% of people who get breast cancer are men.
Re: JJ wrote, ""...starting to decline at an accelerating rate."
starting to (decline at an accelerating rate)
So option 1.
Re: Am I the only one who read that as
No, I read it as homoerotic, as in photos / videos of cute lesbians, or things with men in them if that's what you prefer.
"Isnt that what SSL / HTTPS is for?!"
https can't be trusted on an untrusted wireless network.
Here's what could happen.
Someone sets up an open wifi hotspot - anyone can do that, it requires no special skills
They give it the name of a popular public wifi provider, maybe O2 Wifi for example - again anyone can do that, it is no more difficult than giving it any other name
Change the DNS settings on the network to point for example natwest.com at a different server - this isn't too difficult, if you know how to administer DNS servers, you should be able to do this
Obtain a SSL certificate for natwest.com and install it on your server. You shouldn't be able to do this, but it happens far too often. The only difficulty here is finding the supplier that will do it before everyone else does.
Re: All I want...
The lights in my home town are activated by an inductive sensor under the road.
The lights default to green for traffic going up and down the main road. If a car approaches the main road from one of the side streets, the lights will change to let it out, then change back to the default position. So unless someone approaches the side street on the opposite side of the main road just before me, there's always a wait of about 20 seconds or so for the lights to change.
Re: Remind me
Jam first. Cream on top.
It is the only sensible way to do it. How the hell are you supposed to put jam on top of cream anyway?
Re: fob off comlaints
"So how does normal people with a complaint about a website or something on it trace the owner?"
You would have to apply to the court for an order to release the information.
Re: So UK addresses require UK residency?
.co.uk gets priority over .org.uk
Re: A bit more protection for the black hats
the email is from natwestbankonline.com
it is addressed specifically to you
all the sender headers match
however, you aren't entirely convinced it comes from Natwest Bank.
You can check whois, and see that it is registered to a domain privacy service, whereas the more familiar natwest.com is registered to National Westminster Bank plc at their registered head office.
You can conclude that it is not a genuine email.
"What bothers me is how can the EU dictate how ICANN runs the global internet?"
Nominet for example are based in Oxford, so they have to comply with English law, which for now, includes any EU laws that are in force.
The dotscot registry is based in Glasgow, so they have to comply with Scottish law, which likewise includes any EU laws and also laws on reserved matters made by the Westminster parliament.
If you have a system that automatically deletes data from backups as well as from the live system, then you don't have a backup system, you have something similar to RAID 1 mirroring, which only protects against some types of hardware failure.
Re: Two years?
But discontinuing your products all the time is not. When you discontinue a product, you force people to evaluate a replacement, and there is a possibility that they won't choose another Google product.
When I see a Google offering as a possibility, I immediately discount it and look elsewhere, because of their track record in discontinuing things.
Re: Worst argument ever
"Not true. Each bill has a unique serial number which can be traced back to where you got it from, be that an ATM, or a bank teller, or a supermarket cash-back or whatever."
Do ATMs actually keep records of the serial numbers of notes they spit out? I don't think so. Shops definitely don't.
Re: This protection is good, but...
Take one example. If you search on the name of paedophile Jeremy Forrest’s victim, you will find lots of news articles about the case. I’m not going to name the victim here because it is illegal to do so.
While it is in the public interest that people should know that Jeremy Forrest is a paedophile, it is not in the public intrest for people searching on the victim’s name for other reasons to know that she was a victim.
How would google webmaster tools help her?
"non intrusive opt-in"
Does that mean an "opt-in" statement hidden in the small print somewhere, which you can't access because your browser has frozen, and your battery / cpu is overheating?
Re: My sympathy meter is broken
If they are collecting evidence to bust a paedo ring, they are inevitably going to find subscribers in other countries. Until they get the location information, they won't know where they are. Those details will be passed to local police forces.
Re: Given an IP address can be spoofed by a printer theses days you'd better be careful about that
An IP address is sufficient evidence for a search warrant, but it certainly isn't enough evidence for a conviction. The information they obtain from the search warrant would be used to convict.
They would try to break in while you are actually in the middle of watching / looking at stuff, that way, they get the strongest possible evidence that it is you and not someone else in the house / a neighbour who has somehow obtained your wifi password / a virus or trojan that is redirecting it elsewhere.
Re: There's a worrying implication
Printed documents are no better. Your printer is probably as good as the one the bank uses to print statements, just a lot slower.
Re: It doesn't take a flashy report with pretty graphs...
"It doesn't take a flashy report with pretty graphs...
...to tell you that if you pay people badly, they are less productive."
No, it is not quite that.
To give an example, I did an evaluation the other day to see if some invoice scanning software would be better than employing humans to do it manually.
The result was that the cost per invoice processed would work out about the same, and that changing the system would potentially cause teething problems with no end benefit.
If wages had been higher, or the cost of the software was cheaper, then we would have taken a different decision.
Re: Market Saturation coming?
Given that it is government issued, and the government does accept it as payment of taxes, then it will be similar to the Bolivar in terms of a reliable store of value. Obviously, that doesn't mean it will be any good.
Re: Evidently someone out there thinks that's a good idea.
"Deciding which ads to show on which page is actually a question that the ad distributors change to "which ads will make me the most money"
So how much money do match.com make from trying to sell boyfriends on lesbian websites?
So, instead of paying your landlord, you buy some rent vouchers from an exchange, send them to the landlord, who sells them back to the exchange?
I presume there is some sort of "smart contract", which does something.
Re: Go back to discrete ads served off your own machines
"The biggest problem is going to be deciding which ads to show on which page."
You need think of it the other way round.
I want to sell X. Which websites are most likely to have people who want to buy X.
If I wanted to sell copies of Lotus Notes, I probably wouldn't advertise on Mumsnet, but maybe there's some BDSM site somewhere were people like to inflict themselves with that sort of thing.
Likewise, if I wanted to sell nursery school places, I wouldn't advertise them on El-Reg, but evidently someone out there thinks that's a good idea.
Re: Go back to discrete ads served off your own machines
That's why we have the Audit Bureau of Circulation.
Re: The only reason that the ads get blocked ...
Back in the days when these things were printed on dead trees, everyone got the same ad, and it would be in some way relevant to the general content of the publication. That brought in more money than the supposedly individually targeted ads we get today.
My supposedly targeted ads have gone from dating site ads for boyfriends, not interested, girls are much better, to pregnancy testing kits, to nursery school places.
Print on web page
To give one example, if for example, the web page displays an invoice, then the print button would link to a page that displays just the details of the invoice, without any of the navigation links and other stuff that is currently displayed, or maybe to a nicely formatted pdf copy of the invoice.
Powershell has only very recently become available on GNU/Linux distributions, and I don't think many people have it installed.
Re: Any group including taboola is instantly irrelevant
It's something you come across if your adblocker isn't working effectively, eg Adblock Plus.
They insert fake news articles into news websites, examples include:
"10 celebrities you didn't know were dead", accompanied by a picture of Susan Boyle, who is very definitely not dead.
"7 weight loss tricks your doctor doesn't want you to know about". These tips include things like eating rat poison. Just to be clear, rat poison is also a very effective human poison, and there is a very good reason why your doctor doesn't recommend it for weight loss.
You can set the dates the Out of Office runs from, that way, you can have it turn off the night / weekend before you return. However, it doesn't change the text that gets sent out to people who email you while you are away.
Apple never respond to requests for comment from El Reg. Well they did once, but the intern was sacked shortly afterwards.