Re: This seems like a real legal loophole
Then applies for change of use, along with a large grant from the council to create precious housing resource, 6 months after the pigs move in ?
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Seems to be a weird failure more in several triggered noise-making toys. I guess at a too-low battery level, it fails to be able to keep a transistor path open, so the noisy bits trigger - but with so little current available it just drones at a low, sinister frequency because that side can't power it's oscillator well enough to get a kid-friendly squeaks and beeps you'd expect. Evidence as to how they knows to start only in the hours of darkness is beyond the explanation of electrical engineering/the laws of physics.
The difference is that you can't disable your samsung tv if it's stolen. If samsung's property is stolen, they'll press a button so it's got no resale value... but they won't let you press the button when your property is stolen, even though clearly that could be an option.
Most tansomware isn't targeted, they simply hit any and all machines they can find a way into. Then data on the size of the target organisation probably based on both what the software says it sees and what google says about the identified org, is used to give them a price to pay.
You can't trade in china unless you have a chinese company, and you can't have a chinese company unless there's a large chinese stakeholder. There's a very limited pool of chinese investors who will take on those 'partnerships', and you may guess that their influence isn't limited to simple business interests.
Really depends on your circumstance, but how often does wall power fail ? If you don't have UPS redundancy, then one PSU plugged into the wall and the other into the UPS gives you redundancy for PSU failure, for mains failure, and for UPS failure, Dual feeds cross-feeding dual-input UPSs, feeding in twin-psu boxes is nice and all, but a small office with one server sound like 9 times out of ten (if not 99//100) would be better off with mains+UPS, and if anything, putting extra budget into a better or bigger UPS rather than a matching pair.
Sensors, just like film before, don't just take a pure, level view across the entire spectrum and brightness. They are designed and picked, and similarly at the lowest image improvement level, to take absolutely any scene, and hopefully make it most intelligible to the viewer. What this means in practice is that flesh tones, which feature in many pictures, are enhanced. And by flesh tones, obviously I mean the pinky pixels in pictures. And similarly, detail is more readily available from enhancing light sections, people want detail that their eyes also do similar with; the darker parts of whatever random view the picture includes are more easily lost. Dark tones contain more noise, so look better if they're evened out, rather than 'detail'/noise picked out. This approach means that for any million random photos you take, the majority will look better than that even, pure, imaginary sensor - you're a winner. Except it means many specific circumstances will likely always end up doing worse, because they are different from some platonic ideal picture in ways this approach does not favour.
Like most people, a few of my bits ended up over there via a long chain of acquisitions. Moved everything important a very long time ago, but I'm not giving godaddy another penny (think these were all last renewed before then), nor any more voting weight on Nominet matters.
I might add something about the last one out turning off the lights, but too many people lap up GD's adverts, and tso seem quite willing and able to switch stuff off without any prompt being necessary.
The US is a total mess with it's gun control/gun law, obviously. However, the security services, like members of the public, don't conceal their guns, they're all still just open-carrying (except LEO will be carrying loaded, not just 'expressing their constitutional freedms') So if his case is that he's been thoroughly vetted for trustworthiness and mental stability, but doesn't want to be seen carrying a gun a lot, then it doesn't make the world of difference imho. And thanks to these stories, an even wider circle of organised undesirables are aware they wouldn't be attacking an unarmed target, should they target him.
> How the hell is everyone buying that many phones?
Because first world phones are only a small part of the picture. Markets like china, india, most of south america and africa are being sold phones for a pittance, because the R&D and tooling costs have been covered already - not just the phones overall, even components like chipsets and radios - where someone else already designed and perfected them, and clone parts at various levels (from straight piracy, to new implementations but based on the optimisations to performance and production cost learnt from the market leaders). That lets you build phones from runs-just-well-enough to passable, and then to the flagship models from those suppliers that often slip into the EU marketplace as high-spec, comparatively budget pricing offerings that a lot of geeks will choose, instead of the latest samsung marketing tool at twice the price (even after the extra costs passed on to us that make that possible)
Someone did the maths some years ago of BT's value at the time vs the scrap price of the copper they owned, and the copper of course won. But getting it all (a) out of the ground and (b) minus the insulation takes away far too much, with most of it in such a thin web across pretty literally the entire country.
Whose bloody country ? The good guys will tamper with your computer if it's in the national/their interest. Always have done, always will do. The time to install strong security was forever ago, and it still won't keep anyone determined, good or bad, out. If your takeaway from the feds removing one piece of malware from your computer is that you need better security, you're not wrong, but you're not competent.
I can't say for sure, but sounds like they removed the shells and possibly notified the companies at the same time/shortly after (likely with a demand for secrecy). Just that the sealed order has now been unsealed, giving all the cleaned and warned parties a tiny fighting chance to sort themselves in the meantime.
Most of the votes to retain the status quo were from a very small number of very big companies. They weren't voting because they think the board are doing things right, they're voting in their own self interest, which may well be even stronger now they've propped up the incumbents, so can push for things to work even more in their favour. Plus most of those companies are not merely not known for their strong grasp of ethics, but in fact for actively making highly unethical choices.
Perhaps a few small/smaller members who didn't vote may be sufficiently outraged and shocked by what happened after the vote to throw their weight in. I can't imagine too many smaller members voted against the EGM except out of self interest, but perhaps a closer choice between profit and ethics - maybe they will see the campaign's words about the character of the board were not mere hyperbole. All these will require a good amount more effort to reach out to though, along with those who voted for, but only because they were sufficiently reminded to make the effort.
Whatever else may be lurking, the board will need to make sure their pension plans are secured, because it's going to be a tough sell for any of them to take up senior roles elsewhere, once they finally get the boot. And if they do, t's going to be a hostile welcome from anyone not involved in the hiring, because why would anyone get that sort of person involved ?
A physical button that only logically turns the machine off does have it's uses, but as the imac case shows, it's rather limited, when you can often achieve the same from inside the running OS, or from a key on the keyboard. I do like a physical switch on a psu - lets me isolate the power but keep earth connected when I'm doing some quick fiddling with it's internals in situ. Most tech here is plugged into socket-dense power strips so no switches at the other end.
Some members of the only party for scottish independence interested in an alternative party for scottish independence shocker
Maybe not the way those members wanted to let the cat out of the bag, bur hardly surprising. Much as I find both sides merely popcorn fodder, this particular nugget is not where I'd anchor the story.
Even better when they don't even have read access to the archive. Due to various corporate changes over time, the only actual archive was physical, and housed in an office drawer no longer under any care, which got cleaned out sooner rather than later to avoid all sorts of other perils to the company.
Fast forward a year or two, and being the only person i possession of (my own copy of) my contract, HR eventually realised they'd shot themselves in at least 6 or 7 feet before we'd even made it into our first meeting about my redundancy. HR could maybe have checked with other who signed identical terms, excet obviously they had parted way sooner, and there was a severe deficit of gruntle between those parties and the company at that point.
FWIW, went from a 2x SE household to an SE2 and a 12 mini. Both do the job, and going from two well-abused batteries to new ones is something of a revelation. However, at least for out hands, we've got from a phone you can comfortable one hand (while actaually gripping, not just resting in your hand) to ones where neither can fully be comfortably one-handed. Also, getting rid of the home button/touch id was a terrible, terrible idea, I'm hoping the 13 brings back the button (at least a haptic button, with under-glass fingerprint scanner). because the mini is mine, and I'd upgrade it in due time to 13 that did. And I'd upgrade it today for something in the 5/SE sizing.
When most people have several apps from, and more using APIs from, at least facebook and google on their phone, plus likely a load of other guff, I doubt most phones have much time when they need a keep alive. At least once they've stepped away from their own wifi and power sockets.
Pretty much all contracts allow the provider to change something. But doing so without consequence is unfair, and contract law is centred on fairness to both parties. Eurid/any other name provider have the right to stop letting you use a domain, but keeping the money you gave them, especially when it's for several whole years, and it is not due to bad faith on the customer's side, is fraud.
That may be part of the difference - US plugs will fall out of the socket if you so much as glance at them, whether you like it or not, a UK plug stays where you plugged it, and needs a bit of a wiggle and a proper grip to remove it. That said, no need to then relocate the plug and replug it when there's a switch. Handy for instance if you don't trust the 'off'/low power mode of many modern devices. And would stop all those sparks that rather scare visitors to the US when they plug in those flimsy plugs.
There's a market in (a) finding where those subdomains are hosted (generally, which cloud) (b) waiting for the campaign to finish/be abandoned then (c) new customer thrashing the cloud to be assigned that IP when it's no longer bound it it's original customer. That way, scammers have the bank (or other major organisation's) real domain to include in their emails, only now it's pointing at a web server who's contents are controlled by the scammer. Not yet a practice that marketing and IT are in lock-step on defusing.
It's not the cloud, it's someone else's highly recyclable but not entirely as-new computer (and infrastructure)
Letting anyone express hate and violent desires which violates the fundamental legitimacy of others is the wrong choice. Those you're defending have no desire to defend your equal right. Trying to be 'fair' about it only pushed the window of what is acceptable in their direction and weakens a society where all people should be regarded as equal. They do so knowing they will mostly be protected from consequence because those they seek to terrorise and oppress, because those people are generally not unhinged, violent bigots. Punch a nazi today, remind them there's a world outside their echo chamber, and that the civilised world won't, or at least shouldn't, entertain promotion of their disgusting ideals.
> Seems to me, they'll test the drives as they can and the list will get bigger
Then they need to sack their PR people. Really there's no excuse for an enterprise NAS not to ship supporting at least the 2nd biggest current size of disks. I'm not going to buy a 16 slot chassis to give me the same capacity I could get with an 8 slot and bigger disks, or realistically, a 4 slot that gives most of the same resilience. I'd rather buy a pair of 4-slot chasses and 8x 12TB disks than a 16-slot chassis and 16x 4TB. That would give more more capacity and more resilience in every way. And when I need more capacity in 18 months, even bigger disks should be available.
There's literally no excuse for not having tested 8TB disks - a very quick google tells me seagate released an 8TB NAS drive 5 years ago, they should have been in the test schedule since project inception, and much more current ones in test for the last year. They may increase the compatibility list, but if they do, I'd attribute it entirely to industry pushback. And if the performance sucks on them, that's on synology.
If you choose to buy a synology NAS with these restrictions, you're free to not buy (big) disks for it. If you buy square pegs you don't get to sue anyone because they don't fit your round holes. You can do some things to make them fit, but neither the peg seller nor your hole vendor are responsible if that causes it to catches fire.
If anything, it feels to me like synology made their product, put bigger disks in it, and realised their product Does Not Work with the extra resources necessary to support those extra blocks. Which by the time they got to product release time were very much common, and the only way to make it work was to make drive firmware that works with their software, because there's nothing in their software they could sensibly change instead.
Or even can't pardon people who's crimes were committed for the president's own personal gain. All I can hope for is that (1) trump ends up on all sorts of charges (2) those pardoned are back on the hook for other crimes after the fact then either (a) they spill all and throw trump under the bus to save their own hide or (b) end up stamping licence plates despite getting a pardon for the bits they'd previously been caught and pardoned for.
Power in all forms is granted on the basis that if it's stretched too far from the intent, it will be removed by the majority who it's held over. A higher power able to give clemency in exceptional circumstances allows for a greater justice to be served, rarely, while not burdening the day-to-day rules with complex exceptions that will inevitably be rules-lawyered for cases they weren't really intended for.
Also implies either they'll have a through-power mode, so they don't need a battery all. And better yet, for untethered uses, first- party, reasonably priced replacement batteries. The biggest problem with replacement batteries is finding ones you can trust. If paying £10 for one guaranteed me a more reliable cell than a £1 I would do that, but most of the market is shonky £1 batteries priced at all levels above.
Dumb terminals existed since the dawn of time and evolved, albeit slowly at some points, along with screen technology. Seems the wyse 60 was a flat-screen CRT (like the sony FST tubes and many imitators) Aesthetics plays a part, and CRTs got shallower over the years as customers would pay to not need a 6ft deep desk just to put a keyboard in front of their giant 17" monitor or whatever at the time, and there was some vale in slimming design choices - like a chunky bezel with a little lump in the back/middle for the rest of the tube. This also meant you can push them into a corner to take less desk area. But look at something like a real vt100 and in that era, they didn't go much further than 'how big does the very boxy box need to be, to fit the tube in.
Film scanners were expensive, commercial devices though, at least ones that were worthy of the name. Need a chunk more precision to scan something the size of a 35mm slide vs an average-sized print.
Obviously by this point, that company could have made good use, loading dozens of strips/rolls at a time into a feeder (more expense, but why would you not get one if you needed a film scanner) but I could well imagine their process had just grown a bit from sending the intern to Boots, and then having them spend an afternoon feeding photos into a flatbed scanner, which has a much lower starting cost, and probably not that much different in terms of running costs vs maintenance, so might be a tough sell to make the capital investment.
> The cloud providers are going to have to provide better controls to the user
They do, google calls them "quotas" and I discovered them several minutes after I discovered budgets and it warned me that a budget did not limit spending. Quite why someone who actually worked previously in this sphere didn't have that deeply internalised is at best puzzling.
It's possible, but the pacific is 500x larger in surface area, but more critically, massively deeper (500m vs upto 12km, according to a very quick google) That's a huge obstacle in terms of observing the bottom for any reason other than already having a reason to beat that precise spot.
I think the issue is the savings *look* massive. But inevitably TM and all the other parties will slide the balance to get more profit for themselves. Either until it's basically balanced, or worse, until you are so reliant on them, have lost all internal ability to compete or even just to switch to a different ticketing provider, that they're trapped in a pricing structure that's actually costing them more.
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