I think this is where my spelling pedantry comes from: Looking at code with the knowledge that just a single misplaced character can wreak havoc. Even when it's not critical to conveying the message, spelling errors trigger me!
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You had one job... Just two lines of code, and now the customer's Inventory Master File has bitten the biscuit
Days after President Trump suggests pausing election over security, US House passes $500m for states to shore up election security
Raytheon techie who took home radar secrets gets 18 months in the clink in surprise time fraud probe twist
CERN puts two new atom-smashers on its shopping list. One to make Higgs Bosons, then a next-gen model six times more energetic than the LHC
Microsoft blocks Trend Micro code at center of driver 'cheatware' storm from Windows 10, rootkit detector product pulled from site
AT&T slapped down for its '5GE' ads: You don’t have a proper 5G network, so stop saying so, says watchdog
Facebook defers $3bn of infrastructure spend because it's hard to build bit barns when you're working from home
'Non-commercial use only'? Oopsie. You can't get much more commercial than a huge digital billboard over Piccadilly
"I used to enjoy taking photos of other companies' failures," Ben told us, "and sending [them] to my colleagues in the office to make ourselves feel better about our own."
Now there's someone who's honest with themselves! I'm sure we've all felt that little glow as we hear of competitor's tales of woe :)
Microsoft attempts to up its Teams game with new features while locked-down folk flock to rival Zoom... warts and all
Netflix starts 30-day video data diet at EU's request to ensure network availability during coronavirus crisis
Re: Handheld shopping...
Said employee is probably instructed to do the exact opposite ie. Pick oldest stuff first to help with stock rotation.
If I remember rightly one supermarket even made an advertising point of saying "we will always pick the freshest" for online orders because of the public's worry about this very issue.
US government grounds drone fleet (no, not the military ones with Hellfire missiles) over Chinese espionage fears
Re: Easy easy espionage
Not sure why Kevin got the downvotes, you're both saying the same thing... I would imagine no "obvious" backdoor would ever be engineered into a device, but an intentional bug could be left in along the lines of: Buffer overflow here gets remote execution there... Then they can legitimately claim bug if it's discovered.
The whole "lets give exploits cool nicknames" thing is another matter, I'm not sure if techno / sci-fi thriller films are copying reality or vice versa.
Regularly run/walk/ride up the downs around the Needles Battery and there are loads of interesting structures. Of course most of them just look like lumps of concrete or fixings poking out of the earth so some historical context from the article is great. There's also tunnels etc. in the cliff facing Alum Bay which are worth an explore if you're adventurous :)
This is one of those cases where the meaning of a word is evolving over time and usage. Hacker to me means someone with technical skills, whether compromising a computer system or picking an electronic lock. To some people, hacker could mean they simply used their easy-to-guess password.
Image-rec startup for cops, Feds can probably identify you from 3 billion pics it's scraped from Facebook, YouTube etc
Re: Except for the fragility issue...
Pop-up selfie camera could also help with privacy concerns of cameras being activated silently without the user's knowledge. Hard to miss if it appears unexpectedly. (I assume it's motorised?)
Selfie camera occasionally gets used as an ad-hoc mirror, or for checking injuries from falling off the MTB... :)
Fuming French monopoly watchdog is so incensed by Google's 'random' web ad rules, it's fining the US giant, er, <1% annual profit
You had one job, Cupertino: Apple's Intelligent Tracking Protection actually gets tracking protection
Bad news: 'Unblockable' web trackers emerge. Good news: Firefox with uBlock Origin can stop it. Chrome, not so much
"The lowest-level of penalty is applied if you are found guilty of gaining access to a computer without permission (or officially known as “unauthorised access to a computer”). This crime holds a penalty of up to two years in prison and a £5,000 fine"
Applying £5k PER infringement should force even the largest corporation take note. Of course, sending the CEO down for a couple of years wouldn't hurt too :)
Welcome to the World Of Tomorrow, where fridges suffer certificate errors. Just like everything else
2001 fiction set to be science fact? NASA boffin mulls artificial intelligence to watch over the lunar Gateway
Re: Well that ruling has a timespan of about 30 days in the UK
Sounds like a massive trade deficit to me, which means that cessation of trade (which wouldn't happen) would cost the EU £56 billion of exports more than it'll cost the UK.
I suggest you go and learn the difference between percentages and values.
Re: Glass Back? Why?
I can only assume it's for the initial "ooh, it looks & feels lovely" before you stick it in a protective case...
Considering mobile phones are intended to be carried around all the time, they should be designed to take a bang or two. When you inevitably drop it you could try claiming a free replacement on the basis they're not fit for purpose. Good luck with that though :)
"Its just something for people to boast "Look at me and how well I am doing!"
If they do that LITERALLY then you're absolutely right, wankers.
If they have the money to buy shiny stuff and you get bitter and annoyed every time someone pulls one out of their pocket then unfortunately the wanker is you....
Allowlist, not whitelist. Blocklist, not blacklist. Goodbye, wtf. Microsoft scans Chromium code, lops off offensive words
Re: Devoting one's time to petty issues when there is so much to do
"Such a shame to see people at m$ raising such petty issues"
Don't blame companies for this, the only reason large corps dedicate time to this sort of thing is because there are too many "I'm offended" professionals out there. eg. The Tourettes charity complaining about the recent Fringe Festival joke.
Consider this: Person tweets about some innocuous reference in the code - Celeb notices and re-tweets it to billions - Massive publicity & calls to boycott - Billions wiped off share values - Shareholders lose money. <--- This is why.