I always liked Cow & Chicken's Stubble Space Microscope!
682 posts • joined 29 Jul 2009
Fastly 'fesses up to breaking the internet with an 'an undiscovered software bug' triggered by a customer
Bunch of hot garbage. Half-rendering views, misusing existing fields for different purposes (Beta roadmap, anyone?) which then changes your existing stuff, JQL hampered by in my mind the absence of very simple functionality (but you can buy the plugin on the market place, but only if you have this very specific version of Jira and are not using next-gen projects).
But, necessary evil :-(
What's this about a muon experiment potentially upending Standard Model of physics? We speak to one of the scientists involved
Free Software Foundation urged to free itself of Richard Stallman by hundreds of developers and techies
Re: want to control what everyone is allowed to say or think.
Wait, you're saying... move to the United States?
* "new neighbours defend their opinionated bigotry with more than just sticks and stones." - check
* "pack as many guns as you can" - check
* "where civilisation is still in the stone age" - check
I live there, don't get me wrong. But here the hurr-durr-took-mer-jerbs-and-guns attitude is a thing, you know. And pretty bigoted.
Smartphones are becoming like white goods, says analyst, with users only upgrading when their handsets break
Police drone plunged 70ft into pond after operator mashed pop-up that was actually the emergency cut-out button
$900bn coronavirus stimulus bill includes $600 for most Americans, $50 in monthly internet subsidies, $1.9bn to help rid the US of Huawei kit
SolarWinds’ shares drop 22 per cent. But what’s this? $286m in stock sales just before hack announced?
Adios California, Oracle the latest tech firm to leave California for the wide open (low tax) Lone Star State
Re: This will end up in SCOTUS
He's 'fixing' things by not following the rules of the processes in place to fix things. And that will result always in a slap from any court. There's a process. Follow the process.
Anything else is grandstanding. It's an issue if you only complain about 'i don't like the current law in place', but then not put in effort to change the current law following the procedures already in place. But, the media and followers will lap it up, showing 'prejudice against our cause!'
Amazon's ad-hoc Ring, Echo mesh network can mooch off your neighbors' Wi-Fi if needed – and it's opt-out
MAC filtering / access control?
So, if my router has access control, allowing only certain specific MAC addresses to connect to the network, would that prevent the devices mooching off my wifi?
I used to have 7/1 MBits cable internet with a 400GB cap, each 50GB after that would be an addnl $10. Now have 200/200Mbits fiber without a cap, but who knows for how long... Also, who knows for how long kid#2 and gf will stay here, because both lost jobs and had to move out of appartment to come back home and roost... The 7/1 connection simply couldn't take it anymore!
Re: $30 extra for unlimited?
$60 (for twelve months, after which it increases to ???) for 200/200 fiber, Chicagoland. Actual numbers according to speedtest et al are 150/150 most of the time. No cap.
Did a triple play, on cable, reached a massive 7/1 most of the times, for about the same price, but with a 400GB cap, and each 50GB over for $10.
Apple Arm Macs ship, don't expect all open-source apps to work without emulation – here's what you need to know
Having read a bunch of those comments, i like the fight between three camps - roughly saying "this is not an apples to apples comparison, you should wait with benchmarking until the other manufs have caught up!" and "the benchmark software is suspect" and "the other machines are not on the same wattage, so how can you compare?!"
That thing seems fast.
But, not in the market for it. I just got my pi4, all good for now! ;-)
It happens very stealthily. Here in the US there's a shortage of coins and paper money, apparently. This all due to covid, according to the paper signs near the checkout.
So what are the convenience shopper's alternatives: credit card or paper check. Paper check may have a similar stigma - handing over something to someone else "with covid on it".
So you're left with using debit/credit cards.
And that information is already being sold to the highest bidder. How else are companies able to predict trends in spending?
Bottom line: this information is already readily available, without having to need draconian laws.
You like Jira that much? Atlassian goes full Service Management with platform, promises Service Desk is fine
Atlassian is moving further and further away from having a useful tool. There's information that only the UI generates in the form of tooltips, and can't find that information generated in searches or reports anywhere. They are constantly 'improving' the UI, reusing fields for other purposes (Beta Roadmap feature, anyone?)
The fact that it's still impossible without plugins, etc. to get a list of stories and their corresponding child stories in a custom search is just laughable.
Remember when the keyboard was the computer? You can now relive those heady days with the Raspberry Pi 400
Re: All it needs..
Amazon (or others) have your back... https://www.amazon.com/Cassette-Player-Software-Converter-Compatible/dp/B08CRFYCM5
Now if only this could work the other way... record data on the cassette tape :-) Although i seem to remember Sony's minidisc was able to do that? Memory a bit foggy on that one...
The WAN of opportunity: Funnily enough, home Wi-Fi sales see 'sudden spike' amid pandemic, not so much for biz
Hm. While i did switch over from cable internet to fiber, The Router remains the Same.
Any of the new routers past the R7000 do not have the granular security / QoS that i want, especially when working from home. Work laptops get the highest prio, kids' streaming devices get the lowest. And so on. Based on MAC address.
And i don't see any router (newer than that R7000) do that trick.
Sure, you could say 'but now you got all the bandwidth you need', etc. But it doesnt feel right not to have that in place.
Anybody knows of a router that does that? Then i'll happily jump on the bandwagon described here :-)
Re: good grief
US states also allow for 'branded' plates. The license plate saying 'you suck 1' can be issued multiple times. One to show that you're a fire fighter, as a 'fleet car', showing you support hunting, wildlife, nature, school, etc.
only the combination of the letters and numbers on the plate, plus the type of plate is unique.
Guess what lazy parking cops here sometimes do when writing a ticket? 'forgetting' to include the type of plate.
Hold on to your hats, Net Neutrality version 2 is on its way courtesy of Trump and the FCC's moves on Section 230
Re: A dumpster fire in the making
>I would think that the definitions of what political and religious speech are would be obvious to the average person
Hahahaha.... <takes a breath...> sigh.
That's where your arguments went wrong. "It's obvious to an average person"? This is what would get censorship laws started, anywhere in the world, but perhaps especially in the US of A.
While VDI may be a solution, it's very easy to go overboard limiting functionality of standard applications. For instance, not allowing recording in powerpoint, conversion of powerpoint to a mp4, stuff like that.
This, combined with not knowing beforehand if that particular standard functionality is blocked or not, makes it a very frustrating experience for users. Because Powerpoint is installed, standard stuff works, and there's no visual indicator that anything should not work.
Additionally, speed. There will be a hit on performance.
While VDI may be useful for 90% of the workforce, please make sure you have valid alternatives for the 10% that cannot work with VDI. Have Security understand that for that segment, either remove these hidden 'security features', or allow for alternatives.
If you think Mozilla pushed a broken Firefox Android build, good news: It didn't. Bad news: It's working as intended
Re: "it's the new version of Firefox for Android"
"oh that? Yeah, i don't think anybody updated the functional design wiki since version 65, so that could just be 'missed functionality' when we handed over the development to the new team'.
'oh that? Yeah, the lead said he didn't use it, so it wasn't high priority to put that story into the upcoming sprint'
'Well, what do these people expect? It's free software'.
Still, don't like it...
"It's such a chore doing these data updates in person". Sure. On the other hand, probably more secure than having all planes connected to a mothership, where someone opens up that what looks like the latest ad for the favorite shop, opens that pdf with the latest ads, and...
*please don't provide any steering input while the firmware is being updated*
"Jack! Why did you decide to update the firmware while flying?!" "Well, i do that on my laptop as well. as soon as an update comes by, i just install it! Really just muscle memory, innit?"
At historic Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Google CEOs hearing, congressmen ramble, congresswomen home in on tech market abuse
World Health Organisation AI chatbot goes deaf when asked for the latest COVID-19 figures for Taiwan, Hong Kong
Teardown nerds delve into Dell's new XPS 15 laptop to find – fancy that – screws and user-serviceable parts
Captain, the computer has identified 250 alien stars that infiltrated our galaxy – actual science, not science-fiction
Trump's bright idea of kicking out foreign students unless unis resume in-person classes stuns tech, science world
The second reason is the first most important reason. The administration doesnt care about schools, universities and students being impacted. They are foreigners anyways, and in the eye of their base, people that are not wanted and are 'stealing our skience!'
Also, there was a very immediate deadline attached to this ruling; i think students' visa would expire on July 15th? Better leave the country before that date, otherwise you'll be marked for life in US databases as a visa overstayer, and will have additional difficulties traveling back / through the US.
Isnt this what a C-suite at a large company needs to be prepared for? That due to <reasons> markets fluctuate and how to react to that? Looks like boards of directors accepting that it's enough for someone to point fingers at datamodels specifically based on data that creates this market, to say 'i'm unable to carry out my work' ?
Perhaps saying it diffierently: Shouldnt have models already accounted for market fluctuations due to issues like pandemics, natural disasters, etc.? If that's the case, someone is mailing it in.
Where do i sign up?
Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses... but not your H-1B geeks, L-1 staffers nor J-1 students
Folk sure like to stick electric toothbrush heads in their ears: True wireless stereo sales buck coronavirus trends
With all the news people reporting from home on the evening news - it was agonizing how bad the sound quality was when people would use wireless earbuds, and now after a while see people just go back to wired earbuds. Much better.
And also, yet another thing to charge, when on the road.
Aahhhh*, remember what that was like?
* scream of infinite horror, or sigh of nostalgia
Logitech Zone Wireless: Swanky headset means business, but that also means it comes with a hefty price tag
Bought one years ago, battery bit the dust after about 3 years, got a larger battery, worked for another 2 years, power switch finally broke. Ordered a new one. Slightly new design (logo now printed at top of head clamp (?) and power button feels much sturdier. Here's to another 5 years.
Smart fridges are cool, but after a few short years you could be stuck with a big frosty brick in the kitchen
Re: The definition of "smart", according to Webster's Dictionary
The definition of "snark", according to TheRegister's Dictionary:
To use the following definitions to describe 'smart':
1) to be a source of sharp, local, and usually superficial pain, as a wound.
2) to be the cause of a sharp, stinging pain, as an irritating application, a blow, etc.
Re: Never understood this
We have General Electric appliances in the house. The fridge is now 20 yrs old. Had to repair the blower fan, ice cube maker and reroute the water line to the water dispenser. It became brittle because it's sitting next to the condenser motor (?)
The GE Oven, i had to repair with a post-it piece of paper. After a while some moisture starts building up between two ribbon connectors. The post-it piece separates the two ribbons, and the oven works again.
Washer and dryer, both still work.
The repair guy said 'these things are built like tanks'. And nowadays, things that are metal, are replaced by plastic things. So much shorter lifespan.
my really shaking-fist-at-clouds moment was when i had to replace the ice cube maker tray. capacity was reduced over the years from 8 cubes to 7 cubes at a time... That seriously impacts my drinking!