How can you keep "14 days worth of encountered tokens" without having timestamps associated with the tokens?
How else would you know when the "token encounter" is more than 14 days old?
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And AFAIK you shouldn't use those dedupe settings unless you really know what you're doing as they aren't suitable for a lot of data sets.
The whole "ZFS always requires a lot of RAM" is just rubbish.
The Oracle problem is a much bigger concern than any technical issue.
How serious is that?
If the connection between the antitrack proxy and the site was tls1.0 then fine but I thought this was software running on your computer so someone hoping to take advantage of it would have to be able to intercept the internal connection between two bits of software running on the same machine.
"I would counter that the reduced mental agility required to drive a car on autopilot can allow for greater awareness of surroundings and better able to respond to incidents when they happen, as well as stop them happening in the first place."
You're completely correct. It allows drivers much more awareness of surroundings... surroundings like their phones or any of the other toys they have in the car with them.
Even if every single one of the tesla crashes has been caused by the driver not "driving within the requirements of the system" it's still a fault of the system. If the system can and is commonly abused then it's badly designed or implemented. To use your saw analogy, if the safety guard is so badly designed or implemented that you have to take it off to use the saw then the saw is at fault not the operator who removes the guard.
If you want to have automated driving systems that need constant supervision by a driver like those tesla use then they need to be in the background leaving the driving to the driver and only cut in when the driver makes a mistake.
The only reason you'd want to have it the other way round would be if you wanted the driver to be able to play games on a phone rather than supervise the system.
as Sheffield City Council has struggled to cut CO2 levels to meet EU Air Quality limits.
So they're going to fix CO2 emissions in Sheffield by building a coal powered factory in China to build crappy IOT devices that will need to be replaced every 6 months.
Buy another old laptop with more RAM? If it's second hand it's not like your causing more environmental damage.
If you're prepared to muck around a bit installing full Linux you should be able to find a second hand Acer C720p with 4GB and a proper haswell celeron for under £150 on ebay.
I only stopped using my 720 with Linux because I was too mean and got the much more common 2GB version which is just slightly too tight for a modern OS. The CPU was plenty fast enough for typical tasks and outperforms a lot of modern Atom stuff. I'd still be using it today if I'd got the 4GB version. Battery life was good too (4-10 hours).
The downsides are that there's no caps lock or F12 keys and you have to choose between function buttons (like volume controls) and function keys (F1 etc). You'll probably end up having to open the case to change the bios mode but that gives you to opportunity to upgrade the SSD to a 120GB version.
Isn't the difference here that in clearview's case they are accessing the pictures specifically in breach of the T&Cs.
In the case of Google News, all the news sites wanted their content accessed by Google so it could be indexed and found in search results. They just didn't want Google to do anything more than display a bare link (no snippet of the content included). The fuss was about whether it was fair for Google to reuse small sections of a news story if you wanted them to index that news story. Stopping Google from harvesting your content is just a robots.txt away. It's just that most sites that disable Google's indexing find they're the ones who suffer the most.
Well a password is kind of just obscurity too, especially one like this that is shared with everyone and never changed.
The problem was that a 4% hit rate wasn't nearly obscure enough. They needed to be using a lot more than 11 digits and have something in place to block people trying to brute force it.
"Come on, it's more usable than windows 7, more secure and more capable." Try using it blind with just a screen reader. I'm fortunate enough to have never needed to do this but I'll take the OP's word that it's a shit show under Win10 when it worked OK under 7 rather than calling him arrogant.
you can't just download a generic OS and install it like you can with Windows or "proper" Linux you have to either build your own and install the google stuff from some random website or hunt through forums for a random users who have posted one they built and then add the apps from somewhere else.
If you didn't build it yourself how well do you know the person who built it for you?
Even if you're running Android 10 with the Jan 2020 security patches, are you sure the rom creator is backporting all the kernel patches to whatever version that phone needs for all the drivers to work?
What I think Lorribot is referring to with "2-3 years away" is Google's efforts to get Android working with vanilla kernels so in theory a single rom would work on every device. If this every happens it'll be brilliant but I'm not holding my breath.
I don't use skype itself but when using other video calling stuff I've always found that within obvious practical limits it's better to have your microphone closer to your mouth than your legs.
Many laptops aren't that good at isolating the sound of key presses and mouse clicks from their built in microphones either.
The concern about using a mobile when you're filling up wasn't about them spontaneous explosions. It was about the fact that you're pumping perhaps hundreds of litres of dangerous chemicals that you don't want to spill so you should be paying attention to what you're bloody doing not on what you're phone call is about. This is also the reason you can't lock a pump on in the UK they way you can in the US.
The fact that it took driving laws a few years to catch up with this is depressing.
Yes there are times you should concentrate on something other than your phone even if it's a "simple" task that you have done hundreds of times before.
The other slight concern was that dropping the phone might cause some sort of spark when it hit the ground and the user replaceable battery (remember them?) flew off. This is a problem because the ground is where all the overflowing petrol went when the auto cut-off didn't quite work and you weren't paying attention because you were talking on the phone.
Because all the wifi 6 stuff you can buy at the moment is not fully complaint with the spec. If you're buying wifi6 now you're hoping that the manufacturer will eventually release a firmware that fully supports 6 at some point in the future.
IIRC the most useful feature of wifi6 is the anti congestion stuff (ofdma) which basically no one does right now and might not even be possible with some of the hardware currently on sale.
Now probably isn't the time to jump on the wifi 6 bandwagon unless you need new wifi gear anyway.
Not in my experience.
Even the last few years of IBM owned laptop production (when IBM owned the name but Lenovo actually made everything) produced many turkeys. I once had to refurb a few hundred Thinkpads from that era and they all had broken plastics around the keyboard and a nice big blotch in the middle of the screen where the nipple rubbed.
I'm sorry but anyone who still thinks Lenovo is anything special at all is living in denial.
Don't forget superfish either.
It always come down to you having to trust other people.
Whether that's people auditing your accounts or people writing, supplying or supporting software or systems that run the software you still have to trust them.
Trust not technology is the foundation of security.
Just look at the whole: "you can't trust closed source software" thing. Well if you can see the code then suddenly it becomes: "you can't trust the compiler". Well if you can trust the compiler then: "you can't trust the CPU" etc.
Technology can help by restricting how far you have to trust people by limiting what someone can access but if someone needs access to everything then it doesn't help much. If someone can see data then if all else fails they can take it away with them in their brains no matter what technology you've implemented.
Is requiring an auditor to work naked in an underground bunker after undergoing an anal probe to make sure he's not sneaking a hidden camera in with him before shooting him in the head when he's finished really proportionate to protecting payroll data? I can't see any other way you can make sure you don't need to trust an auditor. (obviously doing all those things to an accountant is appealing)
There's nothing simple about a contact form if you're doing it right.
Most "simple" contact forms I see usually just blindly fire off an email to an address with no ability to deal with problems like the server it's sending to being temporarily down or the email being rejected somewhere as spam etc. Most don't even log the activity so when someone finally realises that the form has stopped working there's no record of who has used it in the 6 months since the last message was received from the form (probably when the dev who set it up did a test message).
For a contact form to work as expected it either needs to be accessed through a web portal or maybe feed directly into something like a google sheet rather than sending an email. If it is sending an email then it needs to be able to queue messages in case of server downtime and it needs to send some kind of weekly digest so the person receiving knows: a) that the form is still working, b) whether any of the submissions that week failed to be delivered.
Suddenly the simple contact form isn't so simple especially when you can just put a mailto link in there and not have to reinvent a lot of stuff that's already built into email.
What is novel and innovative about a physical VCR?
The design of the spinning head that allows the tape to appear to "move" passed the head at a speed great enough for a video to be played back. Without that innovation VCRs would fill a room and require the tape to move at the kind of speeds where it might be dangerous to someone standing next to it.
What is novel and innovative about a software DVD player / recorder?
Perhaps you can think of something but I can't.
Most if not all software patents seem to resolve around taking an existing process or technique done without a computer and claiming that it's somehow novel and innovative to implement it in software.
But you didn't need a £13 billion smart meter system to do that. You didn't even have to modify any wiring in your house.
A £10 digital clamp meter clipped around the cable going into your fuse box would tell you how much energy you were using.
Add another £10 for a remote display for the £10 clamp meter and you can see how much energy you're using from your living room and you didn't spend billions of Pounds doing it.
Ok, I'm not aware of any clamp meters that have remote displays but I'm pretty sure a factory somewhere could knock one up pretty cheaply.
I don't think the patent system protects lone inventors anyway.
I've never filed a patent but I did once have a chat with a lone inventor who had filed patents, produced a product based on those patents and then sued someone for infringing on those patents. He said it basically works like this:
1) Invent something
2) Patent it
3) Build it yourself
4) Have someone "steal" the idea and produce a clone product
5) You sue the for patent infringement
6) If you win they just disappear and pop up again with a new name
Repeat 5 & 6 until you are bankrupt.
It probably used to work when the products were manufactured in the countries where the products were used as loosing the patent infringement case would mean your factory with all its expensive tooling would get lost.
These days though the only person you can sue is the importer who could be a teenager with a cheap laptop and Amazon seller account so it's a lot cheaper for them to setup again than it is for you to sue them.
" It also doesn't require lots of scarce materials that do lots of ecological damage mining, and dams last longer than a thousand charge/discharge"
It does require a mountain and at least two lakes so if mountains (or at least big hills), space or water are scarce materials (which they are in a lot of places) you're out of luck.
It also involves thousands of tons of steel, hundreds of thousands of tons of cement and probably millions of tons of concrete which requires a lot of mining and releases a lot of co2.
I've been permanently put off onedrive after experiencing the steaming pile that was onedrive for business. That and these days I need something that's properly cross platform without having to resort to 3rd party clients (google drive is also a non starter for this reason).
I'm giving spideroak another go but wasn't too impressed with that either when I tried it a few years ago.
I'll probably also have another look at syncthing and nextcloud.
I really love how effective their file syncing is and have been paying for it for years but I'm just not interested in all this bloated crap.
It's a real shame they don't seem prepared to offer a lower priced subscription to just the file syncing service and let the people who want fancy search and pay for it on their own without being subsidised. I suppose that's life though.