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Richard E. Grant?
He's done wild and wacky...
58 posts • joined 6 Aug 2010
Correct me if I'm wrong, but is the linking of backdoors and SSL not confusing the issue?
The only way to hide info from prying eyes would be to encrypt data at source before sending it over the wire. I can see how backdoors in encryption software at this stage would be a problem, but what has that to do with SSL?
If my understanding is right, putting money into SSL is a red herring anyway. Any government big enough could force ISPs (or telcos) to route SSL communications through proxies for MITM purposes.
I think you have it the wrong way up.
The people with three jobs are struggling because they are paying tax in order to build the northbound road, even though they can't afford a car.
If the healthcare system and the insurance companies (and everything else) weren't taxed to the hilt, the insurance would be more affordable to start with. Once you add taxes (not all of which are bad, granted) you then get taxed on the taxes, and so on.
You then get people paid to administer the taxes, and those that get paid to enforce the administered taxes. A lot of the tax money taken is used just to maintain the tax system. It's a waste.
> Yeah its a real pain in the ass nobody will build roads for you for free.
It's not about getting everything for free. It's about all the money that's spent on shit nobody wants. And people getting paid to administer the shit nobody wants...
If enough people want a road, and it's commercially viable to them to build it, they will pay for it. If it isn't cost effective, why build it at all?
I hadn't thought of this until now, but won't the future versions of WIndows 10 make software development/maintenance a nightmare?
Currently, if I have an application that runs on Win 7 and not 10, I can tell that to my customers. If all future incarnations of Windows are Win 10 (and that includes the multitudes of changes MS will apply at any time in the future), how do I inform users (or even how do I know) whether their version of Win 10 is compatible or not? Are all users expected to know their build numbers?
"RMAing the drive means all your data is lost"
Things may have changed since last time I looked, but IIRC applying new firmware to an SSD loses all your data anyway...
Does anyone know what the new firmware was supposed to fix? Did these guys need to do an update? Whatever happened to "if it ain't broke, don't fix it"?
Edit: Looks like I was wrong on both counts!
Samsung recommends all firmware fixes are applied.
I've been doing this on and off for about 25 years; it works for me too.
There are people that suggest fasting causes a loss in muscle mass, but the reading I have done suggests this is not entirely true:
For the first eight hours of fasting the body burns glycogen - the energy stored in the muscles. Your muscles will get smaller, but you are not losing any actual muscle protein, only the food store within. Your body then switches to FAT burning. IDEAL!
Lose fat the easy way - while you sleep!
Although the analogy is not really relevant, I have to ask: have you never had a corrupt file after downloading from the net? Really?
To get back on track, though: has no one else here taken a disc to a friend's, only to find they have the same disc but for some reason they don't sound the same?
I get the point that there is error correction, so I can't offer an explanation - but you have to bear in mind that a pressed CD comes from a stamp that gradually wears out during its lifetime until it needs replacing. In some ways this is more like having an 'analog' CD. Two CDs made on side-by-side machines won't be exactly the same, but again the EC should compensate.
Maybe someone more knowledgable in this area of the industry could comment?
CDs are stamped, and frequently the hole isn't in the centre of the disc. CDRs are burned whilst spinning around the hole in the centre. One theory put forward was that the extra movement of the laser head back and forth as it tried to track an off-centre disc somehow contributed to a poorer sound, be that for physical or electrical reasons.
I am one who has tried this test of copying a CD to CDR and can concur that sometimes there are very obvious differences between the two - and it wouldn't need a well trained ear to hear it.
Disorientated is currently correct in English.
Disoriented is the American English variant.
However, when the soon-to-be Americans left our soil for lands free of imposed religion, we - in old English - also used the word "disoriented". It is us, the English, that are at odds for changing the word when the Americans retained the original.
I blame the French!
There was a race with the Russians to get to the moon first.
Now it's a "first to build a moon base" race against the Chinese.
All the mistakes that were made twice 'coz nobody wanted to give secrets to the other side... and it's going to happen all over again.
What did that Tim Burton movie say?
"Why can't we all just get along?"
They DO have a right to everything. Just because we are less oppressed than the Chinese doesn't mean we should be jumping for joy with our situation. It's one of the reasons we are so complacent with our lot; we can always look at China and say "we mustn't complain, they've got it worse than us".
There are a few comments here that US TV is drawn out beyond belief, and I have to concur on most counts; the US have been producing hour-long shows with no content except for the cliffhanger at the end since the sixties.
One of the oddities (for me at least) at the moment is Prime Suspect USA; this suffers from the opposite problem. They've taken a two-hour show and diluted it so there is no fleshing-out of characters. The storyline finishes just as it should be getting going!
I'm still happily on CRT.
I don't agree with the 'haze' comment, but I do think CRT does textures and tonality far better than LCD. LCD seems to lack subtlety somehow.
It could I suppose be down to the average modern idiot who doesn't like TV looking natural, but instead prefers high contrast over-saturated images; and yes, that includes most of my friends and relations, too!
There are quite a few on this poll that I think are good films.
As far as your remake offerings are concerned, Alien 4 works for me, but I like Jean-Pierre Jeunet's films anyway. It's Alien 3 that is truly a mess.
AVP, which is a silly concept at best was actually a far better film than I was expecting.
Each to their own, I guess.
I'm a little concerned about the posters here that admit to downloading a copy of Windows off the web to install on their friends/customers machines, even with a valid licence key.
How do you know there's no rootkit/malware embedded on those disks? They could easily be encoded so as not to be spotted by any AV, etc. added after the install.
...and you're giving them to folk who can't even make a recovery disk by themselves?
No wonder 'sploits are rife.
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