There is a very interesting article about this on the Wired Site, suggesting that initially Mirai was a tool for DDoSing MineCraft servers.
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Dunno about for audio, but it would be useful for mouse, especially if you want to allow modifier keys (eg Fn+Click does something special).
Looking at the screenshot, it mentions "stick" and "SuppressAfterKeypress" - I am thinking this is maybe to do with "nipple" mice?
I think what it maybe does is suppress movement of the mouse while you are typing - maybe without it, the vibrations from keypresses wobble the mouse pointer around.
Very slippery language.
No, it did not result in them paying less tax than they were CURRENTLY paying (Fuck All), it just meant that they could carry on paying fuck all.
So whilst it did not result in them paying less tax, it DID result in them NOT paying more tax.
Hold a chicken in the air
Stick a deckchair up your nose
Buy a jumbo jet
And then bury all your clothes
Paint your left knee green
Then extract your wisdom teeth
Form a string quartet
And pretend your name is Keith
Skin yourself alive
Learn to speak Arapahoe
Climb inside a dog
And behead an eskimo
Eat a Renault Four with salami in your ears
Casserole your gran
Disembowel yourself with spears
Nothing like C.
With C, the rule is that if the conditional has no braces, then the first line after the condition is in the block and nothing else.
Whitespace in this case is utterly irrelevant
I meant what is inside the code block, not what is part of the condition.
numbers = [2, 4, 6, 8]
product = 1
for number in numbers:
....product = product * number
product = product * number is only part of the loop because of it's indenting. This is what I was referring to.
Trying to post some Python code somewhere that does not allow indenting (I cannot figure out how to do it on this site, even pre blocks strip out leading whitespace) and you simply cannot post valid code.
What happens if somehow you end up with source that contains spaces and tabs? The code could then surely APPEAR to mean one thing, but in fact means something completely different.
Any language where whitespace dictates what is inside a conditional and what isn't (eg Python) needs to die a slow and painful death IMHO.
Honestly, you make a comment like "The main trigger is damp in houses for me, so god knows what it was pumping out" indicating that there is some link between your ailment is water vapor, and wondering why an e-cig is triggering it, and I pointed out that e-cigs pump out a LOT of water vapor and then you make a dumb comment like "I don't collapse unable to breath every time I brew up".
Well duh, e-cig vapor is not steam. Steam is above the boiling point of water and is a gas. e-cig vapor is not above boiling point of water, it is still a liquid.
You mean like Holland, Canada or many US states? Because we are so close to winning the War On Drugs, and the government does not need all that pesky tax, it's much smarter to put that money in the hands of criminal gangs where it can do some good.
Because maybe the majority of the "Smoke" from an e-cig is water vapor?
Pot, kettle, black?
Get your own house in order before throwing that insult around.
"Your physical movement space is limited to about 1m^2"
For what? Vive is 25x larger than that.
"Please enter your credit card number..."
By definition (For VR, not AR), you can either see the virtual keyboard, or the card, but not both.
I worked in NHS IT for a number of years. You would be amazed.
Yes, but I am betting that that figure would rise DRAMATICALLY if you were to only include servers.
A large part of the problem is not keeping workstations up-to-date, it is keeping the servers up-to-date.
Unless of course you are customer of Tanium, in which case your endpoints are used to demo their product.
Of course it was completely obvious in 2004 - it existed as a product.
I had tracking software on all my Windows Mobile devices, certainly before 2004
Level 38 offences:
90 KG or more of Heroin;
450 KG or more of Cocaine;
45 KG or more of Amphetamine
You fucking what?? Speed is 10x more of an offence that Cocaine?
Twice as much of an offence as HEROIN??
Sounds like someone is spending too much time in the evidence room...
I tried to get to level 43 weed smoker, but it involved too much grinding, so I gave up.
Thanks, I'm here all week!
"It's designed to force the US intelligence agencies to pass on vulnerabilities to developers and hardware makers if there is evidence other people are exploiting them."
So it isn't a response to WannaCry then.
And what if he did "bag up"?
Barrier contraception isn't 100% reliable.
"The force press office admitted that its main idea with the Smartwater initiative for gun owners was about deterrence, thanks to the stickers that Smartwater sells, rather than identifying stolen guns"
And where, exactly, are you meant to put this sticker?
On your front window? Announces there is a gun in the house and makes you a target.
On the gun? WAY too late by this point - if you have broken in and have the gun in your hand, are you REALLY gonna put it down because of a sticker?
"For the brave" does not instill visions of reliability.
Plus, for UK sales, using the american spelling of Honour is not a smart move.
"Rather than trying to prop up the existing theory with a new layer of epicycles, a new hypothesis should be developed based on observations. Those observations tell us that our understanding of gravity is incomplete."
And what do we do while that new hypothesis is being worked upon? Delete the theory of gravity from the textbooks?
No, you triage it as best you can with a big fat warning "We don't really know what this fudge factor is, we're working on it"
"Think about it: why go to all that bother when you can send someone an infected birthday present?"
How common do you think it is to get a birthday present of a computing device worth thousands from someone who is not a family member or personal friend?
If it is a business associate, then aren't there bribery laws on giving personal gifts?
It just does not add up. An expensive wine or tickets to an event maybe, but businesses do not generally give iDevices to each other.
"Think about it: why go to all that bother when you can send someone an infected birthday present?"
Am I missing something or are you being REALLY dumb?
An stranger gives you a free iDevice - how is this not massively suspicious?
Yup, me too.
Most surprising person to report it was the lead coder on a game.
F'ing really?? You work as a software developer and you cannot work out how a floppy drive works?
It's not windows rebooting when left alone that winds me up, it's windows installing updates when I reboot with ZERO warning.
If windows is going to update when you reboot, it needs to explicitly state it - ie the restart option should be renamed to "Reboot and update" and it should offer you a "Reboot and don't update".
We had an evening utterly ruined by this while on holiday the other week - 4 of us in our holiday apartment, using the laptop for entertainment - we rebooted after installing an app, then it installed a massive update which took all night with no warning whatsoever.
That is all.
The HTC Touch series were the absolute pinnacle of design IMHO.
But no, everyone is obsessed with how thin a phone is these days, so sod all chance of that :(
If you are gonna do a QWERTY as well, may as well have a dedicated number row.
The patents [...] were awarded to former Lucent engineer Allen Rozman, who died aged 52 in 2012, and Alfonso J. Cioffi, both of Texas*, who filed suit [PDF] against Google in 2013.
Allen Rozman came back from the dead to patent troll Google?
I thought the patent situation in Texas was bad, but not that bad.
"Luckily for them and for everyone they were in the sort of physical shape that was able to deal safely with this large amount of caffeine"
No, their body was NOT able to "deal safely with this large amount of caffeine". They had to be taken to hospital.
"and you can see a much-embiggened version here."
"Besides, he noted, if he had failed to put it into park, the car would have rolled forward – not gone into reverse."
Look at the pictures. The front of the car MUST be pointing out of the garage, otherwise how else would he have gotten in? Therefore, the last gear he used was reverse, not forwards, so his statement is patently false.
"To be clear, our agents unintentionally find child pornography as they try to make the repairs the customer is paying for. They are not looking for it. Our policies prohibit agents from doing anything other than what is necessary to solve the customer’s problem"
"the image was pulled from unallocated space on Rettenmaier's hard drive"
Unless the customer is paying for file recovery, these two statements are fundamentally incompatible.
Surely an AI could gain a significant advantage over a human in terms of speed of play.
No human could issue orders as fast as an AI (Top SC players are blazingly fast, but not *that* fast), so I do not see this as a fair match - the decision making probably would not need to be that good, as the AI could micromanage every unit everywhere on the map simultaneously.
You turn it off, you turn it on, fix the start menu, reboot a couple of times...
"Which is one of the reasons good security doors require you to authenticate every time you open the door no matter which way you are transiting."
Aren't there laws against that? Doesn't sound very safe to me.
Yeah, right, hash the MACs and call it "de-personalised", that's not gonna help you if the spooks already know your MAC and the algo it was hash with.
The company will now offer new buyers credits for 400 kWh of electricity, which translat3s to about 1,600km (1,000 miles) of driving each year.
Seriously, do you even USE a spellchecker?
"In the meantime it has suspended online transactions from current accounts, including contactless transactions"
Translation: "We fucked up, but we are putting the hurt on our customers to minimize our losses".
3.6 kg of fuel to change velocity by 5.8 mph? That sounds horrifically inefficient!
What is it with El Reg these days and mangled opening sentences in articles?
For a rag whose stock in trade is poking fun at companies who fail at the most basic of tasks, you sure do seem to have a serious problem with this most basic of tasks.
"Vodafone has been fined £4.6m for failing customers for mis-selling to customers"
Otto was also the name of the autopilot in Airplane!
Which, as any fule kno, is the funniest film ever made, bar none. RIP Leslie Nielsen
I have heard it is rather good.
10x previous count.Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is Douglas Adams was right. Space is big. Really big. You just won't believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is
Plus messed up HTML at the end.
"The customer said BT/Yahoo! had also made it impossible for BT customers to configure the forwarding of emails to a third party address from their BT Yahoo addresses."
If you think all the emails are being read, then exactly how do you think configuring a forwarder is gonna help you?
The mind truly boggles.
From the product page:
Storage: Up to 1 TB SSD
And yeah, it may have eSATA ports, but it's an ULTRABOOK.
Who buys an ultrabook and then lugs around an external RAID enclosure?
From the Reddit thread:
"I got a reply from Lenovo on my Best Buy review about why the BIOS on my Yoga 900 ISK2 UltraBook has been set to stop people from using Linux."
Specs for the Yoga 900 ISK2:
It's a laptop with ONE DRIVE BAY.
So what possible benefit would putting SSD RAID on a laptop with one drive bay bring?
Pull the other one, it's got bells on.
If you require a passport or whatever for user #1 to use the WiFi, what is stopping user #2 from getting the WiFi password from user #1? One-time passwords etc? Well that is unfair on the smaller shops that cannot afford to pay for the kit that would support such a solution.
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