This problem is what shotguns are for...
it could become a new sport: drone-pigeon shooting.
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it could become a new sport: drone-pigeon shooting.
Thank goodness. With their apparent popularity on the roads, I thought I was alone in thinking this.
so what do you want to ban next, batteries, glycerol, food flavourings, cotton or wire?
Let's cut to the chase and ban rechargable batteries. No telling what the public may get up to with those things freely available...
..they start to issue a kind of Schrödinger ticket...
..you won't be able to buy a ticket, 'cos if you did, you would know how much the ticket cost. Result: competitive advantage gone in a flash!
That is indeed the classic line to which I was referring...
Maybe I'm just too old, but when I see statements like this from BigGov I can't help thinking of the classic line:
[loud] "We come in Peace!"
[whisper] "Shoot to kill, shoot to kill"
....on the rise and are they hard to pull off?
...Snigger...guffaw.... kyuk kyuk
They didn't change the law. They fudged it for Apple. Whether it is a positive fudge or a negative one for the recipient, it is still wrong and undermines the rule of law in any country where this happens.
I too have a problem with all this retroactive rule-fudging.
In the UK there was a lot of cheering when HMRC started hitting people involved with 'tax avoidance schemes' because it ostensibly hit people with a lot more money than those doing the cheering.
The point is, however, tax avoidance is perfectly legal: no one is under an obligation to pay more tax than they have to. Of course, all those who want higher taxes are currently free to send HMRC as much as they want (strange how few of them take advantage of this privilege).
What IS illegal is tax evasion. There are laws that dictate what tax evasion is and what it is not. It is a very slippery slope for everyone when what is legal is deemed criminal simply because someone arbitrarily decides that person X is not paying enough. Yes, it is insane how little Google et al. pay HMRC, but if you want them to pay more, fix the laws properly. Laws should be universal to everyone in the land. If they are not, then you are living by the leave of your master's whim.
Every year, when IT Bob is on his two week vacation, Equifax will have no updates and is wide open!
how big this DDoS attack was. I mean, you would have thought that the National Frottery would have some serious digital seige mitigation in place; so to knock the site out, there must have been a good few hundred Gbps traffic behind it, suggesting a pretty substantial botnet.
I'm guessing that this is unlikely to be a competitor (those postcode lottery people seem too nice ;)), so a reasonable assumption is that this is one of those botnet-for-hire attacks. I'm also guessing that this didn't cost the instigator that much either, so it is a bit concerning to anyone running a site that may be viewed as controversial - which is pretty much any site with content on it, these days.
I like namecheap.com too. I have been using them for a few years now and never had any problems with them. I transferrred 4 domains over to them earlier this year and ended up paying less for all four of them than what the previous company wanted for just one.
This is the true consequence of electing Trump. It has shown that if Trump can be elected, anyone has a chance!
No, this was the intention of the founding fathers, made very clear in the Federalist Papers.
The original idea was that average citizens would serve a term or maybe two in office before returning to their 'real' life. That would temper elected officals' enthusiam for dumb laws as they would find themselves subject to those laws soon enough. There was never supposed to be a career political class creating laws that don't affect them.
Sorry, what was I thinking?
Note to self: Everything good [from June 23rd, 2016 into perpetuity] = DESPITE Brexit.
Got it, now.
is that there has been a global price increase in components along with the requisite lengthening of delivery lead times, especially from chip makers.
Does this mean that Brexit is responsible for the global upturn in the electronics industy too?
doesn't depend on anything technical. It depends on whether any of these currencies can become stable enough to gain popular acceptance rather than mostly being the latest in a long line of speculator's playthings.
Not many people want to use a currency that was worth 50 cents yesterday, $8000 today and $2 tomorrow.
Government IT projects are something of a poison chalice. If, by some miracle against all the odds you produce a working system somewhere close to on-time and only a bit over budget, there's no glory in it. Why not keep your real job open?
Mind you, this state of affairs is a pretty sad place to find our govt. IT
...if they could get Morgan Freeman to narrate the death dive.
Farewell Cassini. May your data live forever!
..Oh, you have money? Why didn't you say? Of course we will run your ads. Always liked your political opinions, you know....
One question - how tenuous does the 'link' have to be to be 'connected with Russia'? Some of those IP packets were routed through a server in Russia = Russian connection?
..the conversation went something like:
"All the kool kidz are doing flat, we must do it too"
"Well, if it's good enough for he kool kidz..."
..some time passes....
"Oh look our bounce rate seems smaller and look how much longer people stay on page!"
"Yeah, we are totally engaging traffic with this new style - we must be geniuses."
"Maybe now we can get some of those Google-style bean-bags for the office"
Apple DOS 3.2.1 anyone?
My white polycarbonate, bog-standard timer works just fine.
Seriously, how big does your mansion have to be that, to avoid dying from hypothermia, you need to pre-heat your home from your phone 'cos you are going to be home an hour early?
...just wait for the next NSA leak. ;)
My intro to Terry Pratchett was 'Mort'. Great author. Great Bloke. Greatly missed.
..it looks like Sweden is imitating China, “where the state requires the network to be tailor-made for monitoring, not for the internet to work as well as possible”.
Yeah, but at least in the West we can vote in a whole new set of politicians who want to deploy exactly the same state monitoring as their predecessors....
Hmmmm. Not looking that good really, is it?
you would have thought legal devops would be more attractive to these guys - similar pay without the threat of prison time?
While I don't think many people have credible issues with ADAS in vehicles, I'm less happy with the removal of human autonomy from driving.
To take self-driving vehicle tech to its logical conclusion, will you be happy when the government mandates where you can and can't drive? What about when you can drive? Are you happy with your exact whereabouts being logged on government servers as you drive (without possibility of being turned off) as this data will be necessary to allow auto-navigation?
Maybe you are cool with all of this, but autonomous vehicles throw up a lot of civil liberty questions that society ought to answer beforehand, rather than blindly handing our rights to free movement over to the government.
...instead of trying to figure out how to slurp data like Chrome, why not just figure out how to load pages faster and generally be lighter on resources and more nimble? You might actually start to get some user base back. I started using Pale Moon over Firefox for this very reason.
As for rendering Arsebook pages: HTML5/CSS is a standard. If they can't be bothered to set up their 'tailored' pages to the standard, then F*%k them (excuse my French).
I've started using Signal as an end-to-end, precisely because you have to manually invite a connection with each person you want in your Signal contact list, rather than having the app rape your phone's contact list and cross check with every other raped contact list on Facebook's database.
..even if you do provide 'free' internet access to the world's poor, FB ads or Google ads to them are pointless: the dollar a day they earn is going on food, not the tat being pushed in the ads. Even the dumbest advertiser knows this and will screen the poor out of their advertising targets so as not to waste money.
That's even before you work out what hardware platform they are going to use: when you are living hand-to-mouth, even a $50 handset is not going to be on your priority list.
...IMHO is the market expectation that mature compaies will continue to grow at the same rate as saplings.
The only way to create this 'growth' is by buying up other companies in the same general market as you and continually restructure your debt to keep the process ongoing. Not a receipe for technical innovation when all the 'excess' staff are being trimmed from the industry.
Too many CEOs today have no vision for their company other than who they might buy to satiate the shareholder's growth expectations. I can't see this ending well for the last big fish in the pond - where does the Ponzi growth come from then?
The edition still reports temperatures in Fahrenheit. And yes, that’s with the language set to “English (United Kingdom).” Celsius would be nice.
Let's get our pedantry in good order, shall we? Anders Celsius, after whom this scale is named was a Swedish astronomer and this scale was made popular by the Frenchman Jean-Pierre Christin.
If you want a proper British measure (best 'Pub Landlord' impression set to [ON]), the you need to be looking at Kelvin, sonny boy.
...we used to be faced with a real problem and then we would engineer a technology to solve that problem. To me, SigFox and other low data rate wireless technologies are part of the modern tech malaise of developing tech - because we can - and then trying to force-fit a problem to it. Probably.
The prototype was probably the size of a briefcase.
...and that was supposed to be the sub-dermal tracker... Users complained about chafing.
..and if you were going to use this mechanism, you would be best served using a one time pad cipher (AKA the perfect cipher) to make sure you can never be decrypted by anyone except your intended recipient.
Turnbull's speech singled out Whatsapp, Telegram and Signal, asking why they should “be able to establish end-to-end encryption in such a way that nobody, not the owners and not the courts, has the ability to find out what is being communicated”?
Well, maybe because that's the f'ing point of it. If I want you to know what's in my communications, I will copy you in, mate. Until that time, it's not yours or anyone else's business.
when you supply an IDE that (unsurprisingly) provides you access to the device's API? That used to just be called programming..
I mean, who really says to a researcher "yeah, I thieve off Spotify/Google/Apple/whatever - whenever I have a few spare moments to myself"?
The Google data vortices will never knowingly suck up less personal data than the NSA and GCHQ combined.
..the analogue department was rubbish.
8. The asteroid bats the fridge back and takes out Houston.
but in this case I wish them well.
No government needs this level of intrusive power. Not only does it mark a fundamental change in the relationship of the citizen to the state, the level of abuse this opens the door to is mind boggling. Not only political abuse but, as alluded to in the article, if the civil service don't helpfully leave the database on a train, hackers will have the ultimate bragging-right prize if they can get into this data. That is without the access granted to people who have absolutely no need, ever, to see this information.
whatever their motivation, by taking the whole stack, the thieves have stolen circulation from the paper: eyeballs on the paper is what attracts the advertising revenue that pays to keep the publication going.
No circulation means no income which leads to lost jobs. So not a 'victimless' crime if it were allowed to continue.
I like to imagine what might have been after the 6502 had Commodore not aquired MOS.
...having played with a 570x kit.
While the Joule kit was nearly 10x the price of the Pi, it's Atom could crunch Sysbench CPU tests 20x faster than the ARM. The memory transfer rates were 4 to 5 times faster on a Joule too.
It was supported by a well-known Linux distro in Ubuntu 16.04 and had a pretty straight forward set up procedure.
Intel also put some effort into supporting the RealSense ZR300 camera with some really helpful example programs for the RealSense imaging and SLAM libraries. I really thought this was the beginning of something that could become pretty damn good.
I think part of the problem is that old Intel chestnut: very hard to get documantation. They also failed to get across in their marketing that this wasn't aimed at the Pi users - it was meant for people that wanted to graduate to a more serious edge computing IoT platform.
That's just my 2 cents, anyway.
One thing he said that I tend to agree with is that connectivity in many devices will soon be pretty much only be about collecting user data.
It will, no doubt, be sold as 'smart' (as in it will automatically get consumables sent to you before the old ones run out - for a subscription fee) but will mostly be collecting un-anonymised data about every aspect of your life it can hook into.
....Along with is comrade Mr J Corbyn of Islington (North).
..you end up on their list by visiting *any* website.
...but commercially available processors during the development period for V'ger would have included: the Zilog Z80, Intel 8080 and Motorola 6800. The MOS 6502 would have been too late to the game to be included... ahh nostalgia.
To another of the giants who made our industry and whose shoulders we now stand on.
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