By US military standards, I'm sure.
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There is definitely a demand for centralized solutions that can do most things or at least are customizable enough to be adapted to an organization's needs, but what is currently on the market seems to range from bad to worse. The "least bad" one my company bought is the bane of my existence. ;_;
There are some control apps for smart home hardware that do not have desktop equivalents. At all.
It's a sneaky way to force people to use their paid cloud offerings, because you're obviously not going to leave your tablet on 24/7 just to record security camera footage. Being able to run a mobile app on a PC does come in handy in such cases.
Not the axing of Stadia, specifically, but the general reputation of shutting down services whenever they feel like it. I for one sure as hell won't recommend Google services for customer projects anymore, unless I am absolutely certain they'll be online only for a couple of months, maybe a year at most.
Do we know of instances where these vulnerabilities were successfully exploited by malware to steal sensitive info? The performance hits of the mitigations being as severe as they are, enabling them for use cases such home PCs does not seem like an entirely straightforward question.
The problem with that (logically sound) argument is that companies these days have power over regular people that is at least comparable to that of the government. Companies can choose who they do business with, sure. But what happens if said companies not only refuse to host your source code or publish your writings, but also sell you water and electricity? Or food? What good is having rights to free speech if you are deprived of a platform to exercise it to any significant degree? Even if all of that is not happening, at least not to everyone, right now, I find the possibility worrying at the very least.
As long as someone in the food chain keeps pulling those deadlines out of their nether regions, software development will continue to suffer at VW. (Something tells me it's not the developers themselves.)
Latest example: level 4 self-driving by 2025. You know, the same level basically no one has achieved yet? Surely VW have thought this through? Oh wait, of course not.
I had to do it exactly once, when a lovely uninstall program wiped out my Windows directory (or at least the parts it could). Luckily, I was able to preserve most installation and registry data even then.
That was in the Windows 98 years. Since then, my desktop PC has always been upgraded to the next OS version, including a switch to the 64 bit architecture thanks to some brilliant third-party software.
Needless to say, this article truly warms my heart. :)
I miss the days when I spent my time looking at all the cool new PC parts and phones on sale, each one different and interesting in its own way, and dreaming of buying them (pocket money made that a no-go) or at least asking my parents to buy one for my birthday.
Now I have my own income, I could afford to buy one of these every once in a while, but... there is no point. All phones look the same, heck, they often have LESS features than previous generations. I felt no need to change anything in my desktop PC for the past 4 years. First world problems, I know, but the little kid in me is quite disappointed.
The paid version was already expensive enough that our company refused to buy it, and the free version was annoying enough that after the initial hype, activity slowly died out on the server. Our team moved to Skype (gasp) last month; we discussed Teams as well, but the majority hated the client with a passion.
We are not talking about Joe the developer making an unfortunate decision, and then retracting it. We're talking about Microsoft, one of the giants of the industry; this decision had to go through several levels and had to be accepted by all of them, which makes it less likely to be an honest mistake.
This is also not the first such controversial decision by Microsoft in the recent past, which again makes it seem more like they are testing what they can get away with, instead of trying to do some good but failing.
Just because Jenkins itself runs on Java 11/17, it can still launch builds with arbitrary JDK versions available on the machine (or on the slave node running the build). Unless your Jenkins uses some very special plugins that break because of the upgrade, most users should not be significantly affected.
Ah, Minority Report UX. That was a sad mess even before VR. Leap Motion came out with hardware that can track your hand movements - but it turned out that swiping your hand in front of a screen for any meaningful amount of time is just incredibly awkward and tiring! Perhaps metaverse developers should take note...
It mentioned how people usually can't stay in the position for too long, because all the stuff they have to look through on a daily basis is detrimental to their mental health.
Apparently something similar applies to talking too much with advanced Google chatbots.
"Emulating my xfce look and feel - customized with a local theme - may be rather safe."
How would the malicious code gather information on the current theme settings of the browser/OS? Is there an API for that I'm not aware of? That's what really puzzles me about this attack.
Agreed completely. For me, having to work from home was a dreadful experience, and even now that I can go back to the office, it's still far from how it used to be... simply because most people stayed at home!
Our company had an active community, you could be on good terms with a lot of people who you never worked together on the same project, we had events, dojos, etc. together that were a lot of fun.
Now though? The project team is all that remains. I have people I have talked to maybe once in two years, because paradoxically, there is no opportunity to do so. (Obviously I don't want to interrupt them during work, I hate it when people do that to me without any reason aside from wanting to chat.) Community events are a shadow of their former selves - sure, dojos still exist, but they are simply yet another Zoom meeting.
Even project work suffered. Has anyone tried training junior devs in a project without meeting them once? It's horrible. When I was a beginner, I learned a lot of things simply by paying attention to how others work and talk with each other. That opportunity is gone now. And while previously I could casually ask a teammate, in passing, how a certain piece of work is coming along (so I can help them if they're stuck and don't want to ask for assistance for whatever reason, a common beginner mistake), doing the same thing now via Skype or Slack or whatever comes across as cyberstalking. We get less work done, the work quality suffers and people do not improve at the same pace they used to.
Is this the so-called "generational opportunity"? For me, it certainly isn't.