I suspect structural suitability would be exactly the kind of thing the survey was intended to check.
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EE and Three mobe mast surveyors might 'upload some virus' to London Tube control centre, TfL told judge
Linux Foundation, IBM, Cisco and others back ‘Inclusive Naming Initiative’ to change nasty tech terms
Oh fsck off
Anyone that finds words in a technical environment "harmful" needs help from an entirely different profession!
What next? People with erectile disfunction complaining about the term "floppy disk"?
Words have context, if you ignore that and just look for offence, then *you* are the problem.
Data communication systems often have a master and a slave, oh no, you can't say that, it's "offensive"... Well I'm English, and the English (along with others) were kidnapped and sold into slavery by the Barbary pirates, so I now officially claim them as "our words" and give everyone in IT a free pass... Now fsck off!
Software engineer leaked UK missile system secrets and refused to hand cops his passwords, Old Bailey told
Is this even legal?
Is developing for iOS on this even permitted by Apple?
Last time I looked at iOS development you had to use the Apple software, on a Mac (because it wasn't available on any other platform), whilst wearing a black turtle neck jumper and facing Cappuccino.
Failure to comply would result in a firm "No" from the Apple app store.
Get in the C: Raspberry Pi 4 can handle a wider range of USB adapters thanks to revised design's silent arrival
The Six Million Dollar Scam: London cops probe Travelex cyber-ransacking amid reports of £m ransomware demand, wide-open VPN server holes
On Android the Facebook apps (FB itself, and Messenger) were such a battery killer when I tried them that I couldn't help but wonder what they were doing. Even if they weren't doing anything "naughty", they were obviously so badly written that they needed deleting.
Haven't used them for years. FB prevents access to m.facebook.com from mobile chrome, trying to push their apps, but they only filter on the browser user_agent field, so it's easy enough to either fake that or find a different browser which isn't spotted. Been using FB like that for years, haven't felt like I've been missing out on anything. Sure I don't get "ping" every time a contact posts a picture of a cat, but surely that's an added benefit!
Probably a bit of a range issue, most of the Southern hemisphere is a bit wet. Although it might be able to bounce down via Malaysia there's still a hell of a lot of open water to fall into, and sourcing avgas has been one of their big issues for the trip. Plus who knows what the political state is like down in some of those islands.
If it makes you feel any better, I live in the East of England, and it's not coming near me either. The map shows that it would, but the stop list says it's flying home from Paris, not Schiphol as shown on the map, which means it'll fly over Kent, much further south than shown on the map.
Re: "The person who formulated Zyclon B as agrochem is Fritz Haber - a Jew."
Strangely enough Zyclon B wasn't invented as a way of killing people, it was a insecticide.
Before settling on that the Nazis tried car exhausts, and nobody blames Mercedes-Benz for the Holocaust.
Many things can be abused to kill people, pencils, hammers, many medications, uncooked rice...
I'm sure all will be banned by the nanny state soon enough, so god help you if you're ever spotted near a hand sized rock.
Exactly as planned..
Exactly as Facebook planned.
Implementing whatever the politicians come up with will be impossible for any small social networks, wiping out any risk of competition overnight.
The only real opposition, Google plus, who could afford to implement these things has just been shuttered.
Zuck must be crying all the way to the bank... Assuming he can cry.
Re: It's not cultural cluelessness
If someone finds the phrase master/slave or male/female offensive when used to describe a communication spec or electrical connector, they really do have bigger problems they should be dealing with.
The number of people of people who need a good hard "get a grip" slap is growing so high that my hand is getting quite sore.
Apple: Trust us, we've patented parts of Swift, and thus chunks of other programming languages, for your own good
Re: Slightly wrong.
I know the feeling... Is May the remainer really as inept as she has appeared, or has she deliberately manoeuvred us into a carefully crafted cancel position? I still don't know if she's that good an actress.
The question is, what will happen after Brexit finally happens or doesn't happen? I mean at the next election.
As far as I can work out all the parties have holed themselves below the water line. The Conservatives have made such a complete cock-up of this that both the remainers and the leavers will not forgive them for their incompetence for many years.
The Liberals shot themselves in both feet and then threw themselves over a cliff the moment they got a sniff of Cameron's arse in the coalition, so they're still out in the wilderness, and Labour, well Corbyn has been weak and wishy washy and his choice of shadow home secretary (Abbott) is as mad as hat full of kittens on cat-nip... I couldn't vote for them even if I agreed with 90% of what they said!
I think we're ready for Lord Buckethead to step forward.
Clay pigeon shoot?
What astonishes me about this story, is that they seemed so intent on finding the perps, they completely ignored all the people suffering.
This is Gatwick, it's in the countryside(ish), I'm sure there are plenty of clay pigeon shooter in the area who would happily come and stand near the perimeter. I'm pretty sure a couple of cartridges of bird shot would have the same effect on a drone as it does to a pheasant.
Is this what Diane Abbott was prattling on about earlier, I tune her out and don't really pay attention...
I guess she's still pulling the race/gender card whenever she gets some "abuse"...
I've got some news for her, she doesn't get abuse because she's black, or female. She gets abuse because she's a feckin' idiot!
Or maybe Piers Morgan should start a campaign because white males get abused on twatter.
Re: Don't knock wireless charging
I was a late adopter of wireless charging (not Apple late, Nexus 6)... It was ok... Having a little holder on my desk that topped up my phone during the day was nice.
Eventually the 3 year old Nexus 6 expired (battery finally gave up, and I couldn't find a replacement which I could be 100% sure wasn't a Chinesium firebomb), so I bought a Pixel 2 XL. My main requirements were prompt updates, big screen, good stereo speakers, and a good camera.
No wireless charging, oh well... I still put it on the now disconnected stand, but I discovered something; when you've got a good battery in the phone, and a modern chipset sipping it very gently, you don't actually need a daytime top-up! I don't even plug it into the car during the commute.
I'll more than likely keep the Pixel 2 until it too wears out. I don't see anything in the Pixel 3 or others that I "must have"... And that includes the wireless charging.
There is just nothing new. The only "feature" that's appeared in the last few years is bigger and bigger screens, which has lead to notches. I'm sure I can't be alone in thinking that a bit of bezel isn't a bad thing... A bit of spare space for your fleshy hands to hold it properly, a bit of cushioning between the screen and the hard ground you've now drop it on (because you couldn't hold the bezel-less phone properly!)... crash tinkle tinkle... New phone please!
Oh, hang on... I think I've just worked out their sales plan!
Knowing the Pixel 3 had an esim, I decided to google to see what other recent Android phones had it (ya know, like a bit of research instead of just a rephrase of some marketing blurb from Truphone... *cough*)...
Guess what... Pixel 2 has an esim! I've had one for almost the last 12 months. Google release an eSim manager app in 2017
Changed my life... Ummm...
Bomb squad descends on suspicious package to find something much more dangerous – a Journey cassette
Woman who hooked up with over 15 spectres has found her forever phantom after whirlwind romance and plane sex
I don't think you're allowed to refer them to mental health professionals as that would be oppressing their human rights and stuff etc etc...
At least this nut-job seems mainly harmless, and there's little chance she will be passing on whatever freaky gene she got dealt to another generation.
Just sit back, watch, and laugh like the rest of us (in the privacy of your own home of course, you don't want any witnesses to report you).
Big problem for Hubble is that since they grounded the Space shuttle they can't tow it back to a higher orbit any more.
With its orbit being as low as it is, it is just catching the top of the atmosphere, so it does experience drag. It's not going to stay up for many more years before turning into a fireball.
Linux kernel's Torvalds: 'I am truly sorry' for my 'unprofessional' rants, I need a break to get help
You would have hoped...
Given his reputation as a stickler for quality, devs would actually do their best quality work when submitting things that Linus will see.
When they don't they get shouted at.
I really can't see the problem. Some people devs really do need shouting at, or to be kept away from critical things like kernel code until they learn to think about what they are doing.
There are way too many devs, some of them incredibly talented, who head immediately for the keyboard and start hammering away instead of taking a careful look at issues and thinking about solutions and what issues those might cause.
As for his use of language, the guy is Finnish, those guys can really swear!
Aye... I miss the Thinkpad keyboard, that was always one of their big plus points (that and the Thinklight and "nipple").
But, alas, they've followed the trendy and copied Apples horrible flat keyboard design in an effort to further copy Apple and make the damn thing thinner... (Same can be said for phones too! Make them thicker with more battery, and they won't keep flippin' bending!).
Sod the thickness, this is a Thinkpad, give us a proper keyboard, a whopping big battery and an ultra bay we can swap out for a second HD/CDR or even more battery!
Re: MS are the scapegoat?
I agree, Nokia's customer service and support forum was full of arrogant idiots.
I once got moderated in the forum for "disrespecting Nokia". I pointed out to the moderator that I was just reporting the same bug as everyone else, and expressing frustration that no attempt had been made to address it in over 6 months. I also suggested that as an employee of Nokia, they should be concerned that such a large number of previously loyal customers were feeling this way.
I gave up and bought an Android phone.
Within 6 months Elop arrived and the decline turned into a wingless death spiral.
I wonder what the forum moderator is doing now. Not out of work too long I hope.
Indeed. Elop was a shill shipped in by M$ to turn Nokia into Microsoft mobile.
Unfortunately Nokia had already started to eat itself from the inside before he even arrived, and it would have taken a business genius to have slapped the heads together and got it running straight again, this is not a job description that fits Elop.
Now you can tell someone to literally go f--k themselves over the internet: Remote-control mock-cock patent dies
Re: wtf is an Air GAP
Indeed. A true air-gapped network will have no physical or ethereal (wifi) connection other networks i.e. the outside world.
Although there have been a couple of clever proof of concept ways to breach this (acoustic for example), they always initially require physical access to the "gapped" network (or components of) to install required components (malware). You can't get roll up and access a gapped network unless it has already been compromised.
A true air-gapped network can only transfer data to and from another network via physical media transfer.