Re: average office
I don't think there's enough of it to usefully compare it to the density of sheep in Wales. The density of sheep in Milton Keynes perhaps?
1607 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
It doesn't always work like that in the real world. Especially on production lines.
Roughly 15 years ago I had a customer in the South West of England who manufactured server cases for a large PC vendor with a factory in Ireland. The IT manager decided to update the PCs on the production line and broke some third-party software my boss had sold them a couple of years before. Note they updated the hardware, not the OS, and installed Windows XP from the same gold master as before. This broke the third-party software which was actually 16 bit, designed for Windows 3.x (barely) and not supported on Win 9x let alone XP. This held up production not only for them but also for their customer and had been ongoing for several days before I was called in as the expert.
I told the IT manager that software was not supported and I couldn't guarantee getting it working on XP but he insisted it would work because it had before. I told him that if it worked before he was lucky. He insisted the gold master was identical to the previous machine so it should work. After an entire day spent reinstalling XP from various media and the third party software on several different PCs, including the original that had worked before, we were unable to get it working.
The only answer was to sell them the modern, supported software for that purpose which he'd been too cheap to buy in the first place. To sweeten the deal I offered 2 days of my services translating their files to the new format for free. The IT Manger refused but was eventually overruled by a director who realised it was that or go bust. I almost missed my flight home due to his refusal to listen but fortunately was able to persuade the nice woman at the desk to re-open check-in for me.
WhatsApp = no way
WeChat = even piglet wouldn't use it
Facebook... Messenger = hahahahaha! oh you were serious?
> At that point, an overhaul of SMS looked sensible. But in 2020, it feels a bit outdated. The industry has moved on.
The industry may have moved on but there is still a need for a modern messaging app that doesn't give all your data to Apple, Google, Facebook or the Chinese government. RCS is still very much needed.
> "at no time was the Trend Micro team avoiding certification requirements."
Well then who wrote that code? The code is definitely there and someone had to write it so Trend's statement implies hackers are changing their code without their knowledge - an even worse situation than trying to fool certification tests!
> Simultaneous, Boeing has a manned vehicle that they are debugging. And Jeff Bezos is trying to figure out how to deliver packages to space with Blue Horizons, too.
Boeing has a bonfire-waiting-to-happen that isn't going anywhere soon. Bezos has a lot of buildings and an engine that works on Earth but zero actual space experience.
I've not run an Intel chip in my main workstation for over a decade and recommend AMD at work and privately but you're spouting an awful lot of inaccurate fanboi bullshit which really doesn't help them.
> AMD has always been the underdog to Intel, but with a superior product.
Always the underdog yes, always superior no. See Bulldozer.
> Furthermore, AMD chips, in general, execute instructions faster than Intel with a lower clock speed thereby reducing heat and power consumption.
No they don't. See all the articles about Zen and Zen+ having fewer instructions per cycle (IPC) than Intel and the articles about the 15% improvement in Zen2.
> Since AMD bought ATI, AMD has been placing GPU cores on the same die as the CPU. This takes a byte out of nVidia's CUDA because having the GPUs on the same die as the compute cores means that the GPUs can get their data from the same highspeed buss that the compute core do, without the PCIe bottlekneck.
Because PCIe 3 and 4 are sooo slow. AMD have botched several recent generations of GPU so nVidia are faster for running compute jobs. See any GPU compute performance comparison article.
There is usually a warning period and if it is a change in policy there will be multiple emails before it comes into effect that explain how to be compliant.
> concealing their own presence by hiding notifications
This makes no sense and comes across as either article padding or editing that removed an important part of the phrase. Why would malware send you notifications about what it is doing? If it doesn't make any notifications in the first place there is no need to hide them.
it took less than 30 minutes looking at the code the day it was released for me to spot multiple issues ranging from the basic to the severe, including many day one rookie mistakes. From excessive permissions including location and the ability to access all your files, to the use of multiple analytics services (Google Analytics, Google Firebase and Microsoft App Center) which means the user is not anonymous, to fundamental mistakes in the way Blootooth should be used, to simple mistakes a junior Android dev would not make like the missing minimum SDK build variable. There also appear to be bits of the code missing that prevent it compiling - considering the code they released what are they tring to hide?
This code base is not fit for purpose. The people responsible for it should be removed from Gov IT projects and not allowed to bid on more.
And, of course, we have no idea what the back-end might be up to.
Having looked over the UK code a few days ago it has all the problems I expected when I heard the government plans. It asks for too many permissions (including all the location permissions), collects too much data (Google Analytics, Firebase and MS AppCenter are used to build a profile of the user!) and is full of simple mistakes any junior dev should spot (no minimum Android version specified).
There is no way I will ever install this app.
> Developers tend not to fully understand third-party libraries and tend not to pay much attention to flawed code there until it's too late.
Uncalled for swipe at devs there. It doens't matter how well you know the library, if Facebook change a data type on the backend without notice and without updating their own library to deal with it there is nothing you can do. Obviously there are degrees of failure and with robust error handling you can mitigate things but if you rely on the library for vital functions like login then you're screwed.
Personally I avoid Facebook anything but if a client wants it sometimes you have to use it.
Apple and Google are not writing the apps. They wrote the spec, you or I can write the apps (well I can anyway). So yes I trust my fellow app devs far, far, far more than I would ever trust GCHQ, Matt Hancock, Boris, Rhys Moggie and all their plum mouthed cronies.
It really is past time the various online platforms all followed their COVID policies and banned Trump for misinformation. To hell with the fact that he's POTUS. To hell with the fact that he'll claim it's their liberalist agenda. Remove his dangerous, life threatening "sarcasm" and let him sue you for it afterwards.
> Some have never touched GCC and are pure Windows developers.
Just because I develop for Windows doesn't mean I don't know what GCC is or that I've never used it. Even 20 years ago when I worked purely in Delphi I knew what GCC was.
Not that I have any issue with you explaining acrponymns, I wish more sites would do so, but I do have an issue with you assuming Windows devs don't know about anything else.
Part of the problem is that in most of the world they use their own SoC but in North America they use Qualcomm for some reason. Which means every model has two possible ROM images.
Now tell me does your Samsung require an Exynos or Snapdragon ROM image? Are you sure? The wrong one will turn it into a very shiny, expensive brick!
WebForms needs to die. I'd say a slow and painful death but it's already doing that so a quick death instead please! What needs to happen is for EF Core to be fixed so that it is actually a viable alternative to EF or writing your own data layer.
Yup its all the idiot's own fault. He shouldn't have used a personal account for work, he shouldn't have added a work email to a personal account and he definitely should have removed a 5 year old work email that he no longer had access to from his account. He is stupid and lazy and now he pays the price.
Don't be stupid and lazy folks, once upon a time it would have gotten you eaten.
Ah Bob, I want to upvote your first paragraph but then you have to go all rabid in the second as usual. FYI I've run Windows and Outlook for the last 25+ years. Would you like to know how many virus infections I've had? None.
Software has nothing to do with it. Sensible security practices like not opening messages from people you don't know or attachments that you're not expecting and have no message content are all that is really needed.
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