It definitely will be, but it won't count toward your flight time, which was a thing often claimed about FSX.
60 posts • joined 24 Jan 2019
Re: Things Left Unsaid
I highly doubt that. First off, Azure AI isn't a data storage or streaming service, it's a machine learning service. There's nothing in the trailer that suggests it will be streamed in any way. They would need to use something like Azure to procedurally generate the terrain and buildings from the satellite data into usable models.
It depends how well or lazily the website is written. El Reg, for example, works perfectly fine without JS, the only thing you miss is the thumbnail images on the front page. You get good at recognising which sites will work and which won't (they usually have a Metro-esque layout).
It depends. Extensions can only work once they've been loaded themselves, they don't disable JS at the browser level then turn it back on for specific sites, it's left on by default and blocked when told to. If the browser tries loading the website first (you click a link from some other application) then the extension might not be available to block it.
NASA goes commercial, publishes price for trips to the ISS – and it'll be multi-millionaires only for this noAirBNB
I wish these politicians would stop dicking NASA around. He was the one who said Mars was a waste of time and they should be going to the Moon. Usually I would just chalk this up to his inability to hold a thought in his head for 7 consecutive seconds, but this has been going on since the 90s. Once congress approves funds for a mission it should be locked in, with no ability to change it unless it goes through a congressional review (e.g. in the case of going massively over budget).
How does anyone expect them to accomplish anything when they plans keep changing with every administration (and now changing with the president's bowel movements)? It was the Moon under HW Bush, then Mars under Clinton, then the Moon under Bush, then Mars under Obama, then the Moon then Mars under Trump.
Apple strips clips of WWDC devs booing that $999 monitor stand from the web using copyright claims. Fear not, you can listen again here...
Uncle Sam wants to read your tweets, check out your Instagram, log your email addresses before you enter the Land of the Free on a visa
Hello darkness, my old friend
Yet another example of the Obama administration opening a door, and the Trump administration blowing out the wall next to it.
I have no idea how they'll enforce this though. The only social media account I've had in the last 5 years was Twitter, and I deleted it 3 years ago. Are they going to put me back on the plane because I don't like social cesspools?
Edited out too much, sorry.
" A provider may use, disclose, sell or permit access to information the provider collects pertaining to a customer that is not customer personal information, except upon written notice from the customer notifying the provider that the customer does not permit the provider to use, disclose, sell or permit access to that information"
"...may use, disclose, sell or permit access to information... except upon written notice from the customer notifying the provider that the customer does not permit the provider to use..."
So this is opt-out rather than opt-in, the permission is assumed unless revoked. Do the ISPs even have to tell their (potential) customers that they have this right?
RIP Hyper-Threading? ChromeOS axes key Intel CPU feature over data-leak flaws – Microsoft, Apple suggest snub
Re: What about AMD cpu's?
To be clear, they're not affected because the attack is architecture-specific and the researchers didn't test with AMD or ARM architecture in mind. AMD has only had full SMT with Zen, so there likely are vulnerabilities but there are only two generations (one and a half really) to draw from.
Re: Blockchain is a ledger, first and foremost
Feel free to point to one that isn't a ledger. Maybe you're confusing the technology with the implementation. Ethereum for example is capable of more than Bitcoin not because it uses its blockchain in weird and wonderful ways but because it has a contracts platform (via a virtual machine) that uses its blockchain as a source of data. The blockchain itself is still a ledger.
They mostly invested in it because of the initial(-ish) success of Bitcoin. The likes of Goldman, Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, etc. mostly use it for encapsulating transactions. Their exuberance faded long ago, with the last gasp being a handful of forays into developing their own coins. At this point they're just trying to avoid admitting to investors that they wasted a lot of money on a glorified spreadsheet - that's how the stock market will interpret it.
My comparison wasn't of VPNs and viruses, it was the advertising or VPNs and anti-virus. Anti-virus is sold as if the internet is inherently unsafe due to viruses, so why aren't their adverts being raked over the coals?
My position is that neither should be reprimanded. Neither public wi-fi nor viruses are an inherent threat, they're a threat caused by human behaviour, but the vast majority of the public don't know the proper behaviour to protect themselves, so the claim that those systems are a threat is true for them even if it's only because they don't know better.
In the case of viruses, don't click strange links or download things you didn't explicitly ask for. In the case of public wi-fi, check that it is properly secured before connecting to it.
The problem with this logic is that the internet isn't inherently insecure (it's not inherently secure either). If you're careful with your behaviour you'll never be infected with a virus, but anti-virus software is still advertised as if you're under constant attack. Sure, some wi-fi hotspots are set up properly, but you would only know that if you asked the operator and had the technical wherewithal to know what to ask, and they had the technical wherewithal to answer truthfully.
Function over form
Paint is far more useful than Paint 3D. No-one actually uses Paint to paint anything, it's a simple program that loads very quickly (Paint 3D does NOT) for basic tasks like cropping an image or changing file format. If I want an actual art program I'll use something like Gimp or Krita, not Paint 3D.
Deprecating Paint in favour of Paint 3D only creates problems where none existed.
Easter is approaching – and British pr0n watchers still don't know how long before age-gates come into force
Ex-Mozilla CTO: US border cops demanded I unlock my phone, laptop at SF airport – and I'm an American citizen
You're arguing a completely different point to everyone else. The age check would only be applied to users who the website detects are coming from a UK IP address. If you use a browser proxy addon, the IP address the website sees will be the one the proxy gives it, not your real one (exactly like a VPN but you don't need to pay for it). The ISP doesn't factor into that equation at all.
The completely rational take you need on Europe approving Article 13: An ill-defined copyright regime to tame US tech
I'm not sure about Protonmail but Tutanota encypts your entire mailbox and only decrypts it in your browser with a password that is never sent to them in its entirety, so they have no way to access it. Proper end-to-end mail encryption doesn't just cover it in transit (see my previous point on using Gmail with PGP), so it benefits even the most incompetent user.