I can't help wondering what would be the results if the software engineers, and the companies they worked for, put much more emphases on 'getting it right' rather than 'getting it out of the door'. Would Microslurp have the problems with win 10 if they had had at least 2 years of black hat style testing for vulnerabilities before they let it loose on the world?
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As we get more and more renewables then there will soon be a time when cheap mains electricity
That will be the day - if they ever do. The countries with a lot of renewable energy - Germany, South Australia, have the highest cost electricity in the world. Those countries with lots of coal fired generators have the lowest cost electricity in the world.
The smart meters have one main function - to cut off your power when the renewables can't supply enough and they have to have rolling blackouts.
And the next 7nm laptop processor will be designed by In, er, AM, um, Qualcomm: The 64-bit Arm Snapdragon 8CX
Funnily enough, China fuming, senator cheering after Huawei CFO cuffed by Canadian cops at Uncle Sam's request
Re: Gets popcorn
- Dec 2018: Australia becomes the first nation to nail its colours to the mast.
- Jan 2019: First TCNs issued?
-March 2019 First secret communication of the PM published on social media.
Don't they realise that if there are backdoors anyone can read their private communications - a back door will let anyone in.
HP's Neon Dion says if anything goes wrong, it's totally Intel's fault: CPU shortage may hit PC maker's financials
One would think it is time M$ called a halt to the 'development' of 10. It was a nice try but doesn't really work, and start afresh with a completely fresh slate. Dump all the old bug ridden code from the days of 3.1 and the tacked on patches over bugs that are themselves patches for prior bugs, remove all the backdoors and telemetry code and produce a real UI that looks good and is practical.
If they managed that more people that have left the windows fold might think of returning. They could even consider calling the new OS 'doors' to remove the stigma of windows.
Something they are always omitting - cost. If this costs more than a fixed line internet then they can, as far as I am concerned, forget it.
A couple of months ago while on holiday, I had need of getting on line using a 4G modem. It was limited in the amount I could download and the cost was more than double my fixed line internet.
It might be of use for the occasional connection via a phone but not for serious SOHO use.
Think of all the arguments about who can put their fibre in the trench depending on what company digs it. To solve that problem they could do what the village did here. All the underground duct work belongs to the village, power, phone and soon to be fibre, the village gets a small fee from those that use the duct work and, we the villagers, don't see ugly cables strung all over the place as it was 30 odd years ago.
There is no reason the US towns and villages couldn't do the same, it might solve the problem they seem to have with only one fibre supplier because any one could use the duct work.
Microsoft has signed up to the Open Invention Network. We repeat. Microsoft has signed up to the OIN
All the original case and fine is the EUSSR's way of getting more money because they are running out of Europeans money. Like all good socialist regimes the EUSSR relies on spending other peoples money - never that of the Commissars and with the loss of the UK taxpayers money they have to fine someone else with deep pockets they can dip into.
AI trained to sniff out fake news online may itself be fake news: Bot has mixed results in classifying legit titles
Fake news ??????
It would help if they gave their definition of 'fake news'. So far it appears that everyone has a different definition of 'fake news' depending on their social and political views - one persons fake news is another's real news.
Until there is a universal acceptable definition of 'fake news' all the rabbiting on about it is pointless.
Re: Removing the copper cuts us off
Hope you have it on a UPS
Out in the little villages many of the Mairies have their computer systems, including the VOIP phone, on large UPSs and some even have a generator to back that up as well. I know of several people in my village that have UPS backed computing equipment, some of us also have a generator for the printers.
Re: "using people's cellphone numbers [...] to target them with adverts"
I intend to use that phone if I ever have to set up 2FA by text for anything and it will only ever be turned on for that purpose.
I already have a throwaway Android phone used for that and it is only switched on when I need to use 2FS, cost €2 a month. The phone can also be used as an emergency phone if necessary.
That scary old system with 'do not touch' on it? Your boss very much wants you to touch it. Now what do you do?
The things that have to be considered when 'upgrading' those legacy systems are, what language were the programs written in - who programs directly in assembler today and how does the system interface with the real world - in industrial systems that can be through custom interface cards that are no longer made but the machine tools have a life of 25 to 50 years more.
When you mention such things to management and the bean counters they go all quiet for some strange reason.