Re: So: in 100 years time ...
100 years seems a bit optimistic.
I'd say 50 is more believable.
1214 posts • joined 26 Jun 2008
A few requests that return 404 is fine. If your servers are loaded so heavily that they can't handle that, they'll struggle anyway.
It's not any significant load beyond the NODOMAIN response from a DNS query.
What would be better would be an option to attempt autodiscovery or not - that would've saved me a lot of time over the years waiting for it to try the various methods before allowing me to enter the correct details manually.
Billy Connolly had a good monologue about Scottish swearing being poetry.
I can't find the whole thing right now, but here's a clip: https://twitter.com/BBCComedyScot/status/1430607408586543106
(Sorry for the twatter link)
Think of this not as withdrawing consent in the sense of turning allow into deny, but as re-requesting consent the next time the app is launched. Withdrawing the record of consent, if you like.
Following your argument, it's actually a requirement of GDPR to verify that consent is up-to-date at reasonable intervals. But this is a technical permissions thing, not a personal data thing so GDPR is irrelevant.
It won't stop that sort of app from working. It changes a previously granted permission to be an unknown state. ie it goes from 'Approve' to 'Ask me', not to 'Deny'
When you open that app next time and it asks the OS for location data, the OS will pop up a dialog asking you if it's OK for that app to have location data. That's also the state it's in when first installed.
Did they take aggregate speed divided by number of connections, or aggregate speed divided by the number of households in the country?
Also, were the speeds real-world, or 'capable'?
Those can make a big difference. The UK approach of "give as many as possible a reasonably fast connection" is very different to the US "cherry pick the places we can deliver a really fast service to and ignore anywhere else"
> The internet is dominated by middlemen
I took great pleasure in finding a "cheapest price or it's free" offer from one, along with a cheaper price from the actual provider. I ordered through the middleman and immediately sent a "found it cheaper" refund request.
How does the firmware know what constitutes a file? At that level they're just blocks; they don't become files until they're processed by the filesystem and the filesystem driver is in the kernel* (ie software)
That's a rhetorical question, by the way.
(* or at least hooked into it)
The "end" in end-to-end-encryption is somewhere in the software stack of your device.
Anything between that "end" and the user's eyeballs (and I'm not convinced it stops there) could be compromised to reveal the contents of the messages. That's by design. To use encryption that survives all the way to the user's brain, you'd have to learn Welsh.
I once had a client's PC showing typical overheating behaviour (working fine first thing, but crashed around 10am)
Took the cover off (honestly, isn't that what you do with ANY problem?) and could see that the fan had seized, but then the heatsink had got so hot that it had melted the plastic clips that held that fan in place. The fan and plastic frame were hanging off the heatsink to the point that even if the fan had spun it wouldn't have cooled much.
I didn't have appropriate spares with me so I replaced the fan and cable-tied it in place as a 'temporary' fix. That lasted about another 3-4 years until the PC was replaced.
I disagree, although I can understand his approach. He should have reported the hardware as unreliable and got that resolved instead. Computer doing random things with your data means it'll never be reliable or trustable.
Noise pickup warrants better shielding/grounding.
Unless what was meant was that it was executing from memory that hadn't been (intentionally) written, in which case a software fix is appropriate, but not by looking for specific instructions that you know would cause issues.
Some more facts for you:
If the rape case was so weak, he would've done better by turning up and explaining why he did what he did. If it was as weak as you claim (it wasn't), he could've dealt with it before they could file any extradition paperwork. Running away just makes you look guilty.
Sweden dropped the case because their statute of limitations expired.
If he wanted to avoid a hypothetical extradition process, he would've been better staying in Sweden than fleeing to a country which has a famously generous extradition arrangement with the US. Or he could've gone to pretty much any other country and had less chance of being extradited. No, he chose to flee to the country most likely to hand him over to the US.
My 2006-era dishwasher has had 2 faults in it's 15 years of frequent use.
Both in the last 18 months.
Both can be described as gunk accumulation.
One was gunk on the door seal that lead to the catch tray filling with water and tripping the float switch.
The other was gunk in the drying vent's drain that eventually stopped the flap from opening. That required a fairly extensive disassembly to access but then just needed a good clean (inside various components).
Parts cost: zero.
Earache from the Mrs, however: "well why don't you strip it down and clean it out every year so it doesn't build up"... Well, if it took 14 years to cause a problem and is now completely clean, I won't need to do it again for 14 years and even then it's a fairly easy job. No, I don't think doing it annually is worthwhile.
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