Re: Call it ... oh, I dunno, Rosie?
Because we couldn't possibly send anything named Red before we had sent Brooks.
30 posts • joined 26 Jul 2017
Ahh, HackADay, I remember thee, from the days when your content was actually worth reading, as opposed to being inundated with articles about noob x connecting arduino x into RPi z and flashing LEDS a, b and c. Seems like a long time ago.
On topic, if you leave a bunch of valuable devices lying around without securing them properly you can hardly be surprised when they go missing, this would just make the job slightly easier. I'm not saying that stealing them is acceptable, but it's a city - what did you expect?
Again with this Windows on ARM thing. Been done before, failed badly then, will probably do the same this time around (at least IMHO).
Does anyone actually seriously use Edge for anything other than testing? Thus, does anyone really care what MS are doing with their browser? I'll have to hurry you, teams...
"Setting WPA2 encryption as a minimum default, with a strong password that excludes identifiers like manufacturer, model, or MAC address"
If I had a quid for every time I had personally seen a manufacturer break this rule, I could buy every commentard here a drink. Mind you, I'd be doing it with a cold, haunted look in my eyes. The lack of even the simplest of due-diligence on the part of some manufacturers is truly spectacular.
A few months ago someone shared with me a thread on Twitter containing anecdotes from someone claiming to be a Tesla engineer. If the contents of it are true then I am not in the least bit surprised that the Autopilot software is a bit pants.
All hearsay, mind you.
...who here actually cares about running Windows on ARM?
I use Windows extensively, and quite like it; but let's face it - the reason for running Windows on anything is the available software. Which only works on x86. Yes, yes, I know there's some promised-land of emulation, but in literally every case I have experienced the overhead has been obscene, driving either the power consumption up or the user experience down.
I just really don't get who their target market is. Want a device that can play video for ages and ages? Get a Linux or *shudder* Android device.
This may have been said before (I don’t have time to read every comment here); but why in the blue blazes are an emergency service relying on only single method of communication? They say that it “severely interfered” with their function. Well what if Verizon was down, because, y’know, there’s a fire?
Whomever set up their communications strategy needs to be shown the door. A fire door, if you will.
Doesn't help that the hardware cost is astronomical too. I saw a kit of 3 cameras at a local electronics supplier with a name that sounds a lot like "Hardly Normal" - nearly AU$900 they wanted for it. At that price, wouldn't it be cheaper just to let the ne'er-do-wells keep your goddamn car stereos?
For frame of reference, my 8 channel IP system, complete with recording PC cost me significantly less than that. It also doesn't require a cloud of farts to work.
If this had released a little earlier, I would have been very tempted. In the end I bought a GPD Pocket, which is a little larger but is x86 based and thus will run practically any modern OS one chooses to throw at it (dual boot full Windows/Linux in a palmtop form is very nice).
All this being said, I am absolutely in support of these guys for keeping the Psion dream alive. I was rather sad when they stopped making devices.
Sorry, the link about Vega was the best one I could be bothered locating on mobile, but there are plenty of other places saying similar things about it.
My concern WRT Ryzen is that it's based on the same tech as the upcoming Epyc server chips, where multithreaded workloads are the norm. Telling your customers to cripple their hardware to get reliability out of it is not going to go down terribly well in the land of Enterprise.
Shocking, especially seeing that Vega is set to be a disappointment and Ryzen seems to have unresolved silicon issues!
Definitely not something this commentard would voluntarily buy!
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