Re: The beginning of the end...
Sending email to someone you've written weekly for ten years.
Outlook: SUSPISCIOUS ACTIVITY and blocks your account.
Meanwhile, three Nigerian Prince emails get through.
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Panos Panay, Microsoft’s executive vice president and chief product officer for Windows + Devices, has billed the update [...] as offering “many subtle, but important changes that come together to help you be your most productive and your most creative.”
My fixed version.
Panos Panay, Microsoft’s executive vice president and spyware as a service officer for Windows + Devices, has billed the update [...] as offering “many unnecessary, but annoying changes that make us lots of juicy profit and help us gather as much private info on you to bolster our ad and marketing department revenues.”
In WW2, the strongest Enigma code was 88 bits. We broke it in a shed using telephone relay switches.
70+ years later we're told 256 bit encryption is strong enough as long as you use an American NSA designed algorithm.
Best practice is to use whatever is NOT listed on the US Department of Commerce recommended encryption page and up the key strength to the highest supported number you can find.
Depend on corporations and governments to protect your privacy and you will be disappointed.
Before you buy an iRobot device, try to download their Google / Apple app that controls the unit. They geolock a lot of countries making that app unavailable in many regions. No reference to that on their website and if you are geolocked don't expect support.
A rake in the face after spending $1,000+ and finding you can't download the app that controls it. Caveat emptor.
The biggest drivers of this are the folks who feel the need to socialize. They like being around others chatting about nothing. Meanwhile, those of us actually doing work can get more done without the constant interruption's of how Mike's son is getting on in Uni or how Judy and her baby are doing.
As if the quality of your work depends on you being seen, your location, or whether you are wearing trousers.
No one likes trashing civvy space companies more than me, but in this case the crew capsule separated perfectly and automatically. It was much faster then any human could have reacted. Crew safety is paramount and shows they've done that part correctly.
If you could choose a few bruises from hard acceleration or exploding in front of friends and family, what would you decide?
"Same vintage here. This was my Elite Dangerous machine, probably time to update the innards although I will keep the old case."
Couple of things for a fellow Elite CMDR. The new CPU may have all sorts of teething issues. New gen, new tech with DDR5 and new mobo chipsets to run them. If you don't want to be updating drivers, firmware and BIOS continually, then give this a miss for 6 months at least until the worse bugs are worked out.
Second, the layered Zen X3D processors are probably 6 months away as well and this will give another significant boost to performance.
"It is possible the Twitter is being honest and accurate."
A corporation that admits when they are wrong in this litigious society?
(Best Dr. Evil) Riiiiiiiiiiiiight.....
When an IT specialist with voluminous work experience says a corporation is deficient in many areas, I'd put my money on them. I've seen it far too often myself.
"So, the scenario is; you need to not only trick the attacked into installing something which covertly emits sound but you also need to trick someone into becoming the attacker to covertly pick up those sounds, and then have them both in the same room."
Amazon shopping App on phone
Amazon Alexa in your living room
"I actually quite enjoyed seeing these old books and the customers always had a wee chuckle at the "fortunes" that they were getting back. "
Been out of the UK for some time, but I can tell you that in North America you need to maintain at least 60,000 in your bank account so the interest generated covers the monthly fees. The damage these fees do to low income account holders is gut wrenching. The first year in Canada they introduced fees, they generated 6 billion dollars. They've only gone up since then and many more fees have been introduced.
"There's a problem. Outlook is cross-platform. It works on my Windows boxes, it works on my Macs, it works on my iOS boxes. Evolution in Linux-only. There used to be Mac and Windows ports, but they're gone. No, I'm not moving to Linux to use it."
That's your choice. However, by not exploring alternatives you may find your self paying Microsoft a monthly fee for an endlessly bloated email client forever. Don't say we didn't try to warn you.
"A certification that each item listed on the submitted bill of materials is free from all known vulnerabilities or defects affecting the security of the end product or service."
Any such item would be unpowered, embedded in meter thick reinforced concrete and on the Dark Side of the Moon in a deep crater.
Traditionally, the Flight Engineer is supposed to walk around the jet prior to take off as part of his acceptance checks for the aircraft and remove all of the plugs and other items tagged "REMOVE BEFORE FLIGHT" in bright orange or red streamers. As many FE positions have been eliminated in commercial aviation it is now the pilot / co-pilot responsibility. The crew starting the aircraft should have seen this before chocks were pulled. The ground staff and wing walkers pushing the aircraft back should also have noted the flags. Not to mention the supervisors for all these people who are supposed to monitor ground operations.
In this case, this was not done correctly and disaster was barely avoided. The number of people who effed up here is staggering. The young man or woman who spotted this should be given a hefty bonus and the others sent on a long ground handling safety refresher course.
Well, the user is obviously wrong. Apple is perfect in every way, every day. Their technology is flawless and never fails. He's obviously holding it wrong.
Prediction: The tribunal will be rebuffed with Cupertino horse plop legalese and they'll have to sue them.
If someone needs a court order to get a flawed product fixed, your a moron if you buy that product.
"We have multiple teams involved in that effort and are excited to be making steady progress on this long-awaited feature."
That might explain the issue. A Team is inherently flawed. Coordinating multiple Teams is a flipping nightmare. I remember two female Project Managers screaming at each other then coming to blows over who was running a project.
"A dispute over API rate limits lies at the heart of Elon Musk’s decision to bail out of his planned acquisition of Twitter."
A lack of money caused by a mix of his own limited knowledge of the markets and considerable hubris caused him to drop the sale. He tried to leverage one of his companies to buy another and his shareholders sensibly said NO! after their share price dropped.
Elon isn't as smart as he thinks he is.
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