you mixing up MAC address randomisation (which Android and iOS do) with IP afdresses.
450 posts • joined 19 May 2012
USA's efforts to stop relying on Russian-built rocket engines derailed by issues with Blue Origin's BE-4
'Set it and forget it' attitude to open-source software has become a major security problem, says Veracode
Re: Momento mori
> 30% of the delta variant deaths in England last week were fully vaccinated people ( https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-57441677 )
You've miss-read the article.
- People without any vaccination
- People are partially vaccinated
- People who are fully vaccinated
If almost two thirds of people who... are in the first group, it does not follow the remainder are in the third. It was been widely stated that those in the second group have relatively little protection against delta, so likely most of the third remaining are in that group.
And remember maximum protection occurs 2–3 weeks after the second does.
Linus Torvalds tells kernel list poster to 'SHUT THE HELL UP' for saying COVID-19 vaccines create 'new humanoid race'
Beyond video to interactive, personalised content: BBC is experimenting with rebuilding its iPlayer in WebAssembly
Re: This is all rather confusing
Visual Basic 6 returns: You've been a good developer all year. You have social distanced, you have helped your mom. Here's your reward
VB5 and 6 did keep me busy for several years. By writing C++ to get around VB's very restricted subset of COM and using the much more powerful debugger to debug things that the VB6 debugger couldn't help with.
One of the latter cases was the first bug I used the internet to help solve... using Lynx (no GUI browser for me!) to find the offset of the reference count in VB6 UI components.
And thus work out which set of components were stuck with circular references (app worked fine in the VB6 IDE, but the built version would crash on exit every time).
> You pick the right typeface for the purpose.
That would mean people knowing the first thing about typography. Which clearly they don't. I suspect that 99% of all documents use whatever is`the default in the application used to initially create the document.
And this applies to every spreadsheet, presentation, etc. as well.
Re: Skeena is the least worst?
> 'e' in Bierstadt
And now cannot un-see... they're all compromised in one way or another so not an easy call to have only one.
I need to fine a long doc I need to read, and try different paragraphs in different options to check out readability at smaller sizes. As the default we'll end up see a lot of text top read in whatever the choice is.
Re: Bunch of wusses
Expert level is approaching a contra-rotating roundabout (in my case Hemel Hempstead when I used to live ther) and choosing which way to go around based on current traffic levels (generally anti-clockwise was a bit quicker as anyone unfamiliar with the junction would tend to default to clockwise).
Vote to turf out remainder of Nominet board looks inevitable after .uk registry ignores reform demands
Over a decade on, and millions in legal fees, Supreme Court rules for Google over Oracle in Java API legal war
Re: Your starter for 10...
Based on his re-tweeting: No.
Alongside others of "I created something (possibly trivial) and my descendants should live off that IP for eternity" brigade.
The ruling certainly opens up more potential for "fair use" claims, but I suspect far less than the some of the hyperbole currently going around would suggest.
Google looks at bypass in Chromium's ASLR security defense, throws hands up, won't patch garbage issue
Big Tech workers prefer 3 days at home, 2 in the office. We ask Reg readers: What's your home-office balance?
Re: work from home does not work
> Give me thumbs down guys
Indeed. There you go.
It works for me. Really well,. I was already usually having calls remotely from the office because teams were distributed across offices anyway. So while I do miss office chats a bit, they were mostly the casual kind. The time (and cost) saving from not commuting more than makes up for any destress time coming home (and once the light and weather improves a daily walk as I finish works even better than the drive for that decompression).
The benefit of not having other people wandering around across my eyeline (whoever through open plan feeds creativity clearly never worked in a role requiring focused mental effort) is enormous (alerts from Teams far less so). Plus, despite the machine in the office, my home coffee is more to my taste.
All of that said, that is me. And I am not everyone (thankfully).
Microsoft delays disabling Basic Authentication for several Exchange Online protocols 'until further notice'
> Microsith don't get to set internet standards, only the IETF can do that
W3C would like a word.
Anyone can set a "standard", the question is whether anyone will follow that standard. (National standards bodies and ISO are different: based on statute and inter-governmental treaties.)
Smells like Teams spirit: New platform Viva builds in all the tools Microsoft thinks staff need to succeed
Re: Some people
> I know a few who have 40 or 50 tabs open at any time. Now they can have 80-100!
80–100 seems quite normal to me. Maybe with this I can push towards 200!
I know I can reduce the number, but that takes effort. I can give up when ever I want to, but I don't want to. Give me more tabs, I need more...
Re: Why am I not surprised?
In large scale disaster cases, as soon as a runway is available the relief agencies start by flying in the support infrastructure to enable the logistics of the relief effort.
The first things delivered are likely to be communications etc. to set up a temporary replacement control tower (radios, generators, shelter, radar, ….). A StaLlink base station to provide WiFi/GSM in the local area isn't much of a stretch.
 One of the use cases for StarLink is a community connection, costs and bandwidth shared. Not everyone can afford, or needs, their own dedicated link.
Re: Damned if they do, damned if they don't.
Please go back and re-read.
At the start: looking for scientific certainty (which doesn't exist) and not include others in policy process.
In the middle not asking for scientific advice at all.
Ie. the government looks for scientific advice when it wants someone to blame when having to make unpopular choices. But when they make popular choices they don't check if it is a good idea.
No way to do that for things like Docs and Gmail (or any other file store or mailbox) without adding a lot of complexity.
Adding some sort of synchronisation between providers on top of a third party services has a serious possibility of making the whole thing less reliable.
For things that naturally scale out it is different, but those are special cases.
Re: Parts of it date back to when fire was invented
> Just to be a pedant, don't you mean that it could Fluoridate oxygen?
No. The reaction is a oxidation-reduction reaction. The oxidiser is reduced while the other reactants are oxidised.
Multiple elements, generally on the upper right hand side of the periodic table (but not the noble gases) can act as oxidisers; chlorine is a common example.
Re: Parts of it date back to when fire was invented
> Liquid Oxygen, non-flammable = technically true
Note true. Fluorine can oxidise oxygen.
Messing with oxygen-fluorine compounds needs to be left to experts who have suicidal tendencies (such compounds tend to be explosively hypergolic with almost anything else).
(My coat... the one with "Ignition!" in the pocket.)
SpaceX Starship blows up on landing, Elon Musk says it's the data that matters and that landed just fine
Behold the drive-thru of the California Highway Patrol: Fry me a river, has 'CHIPS' stopped working again?
UK coronavirus tier postcode-searching tool yanked offline as desperate Britons hunt for latest lockdown details
Re: Managed to look up mine
Tier is not based on local infection rates or changes in them. Likely set as easy to describe verbally.
For how much local situation does not match up to the tiers see https://twitter.com/jburnmurdoch/status/1331961271323942915.
This is easy to scale... or should be
A complete list of postcodes, with a tier number is thousands of small entries. Just put it in memory sorted, and binary search. Nothing changes, so no need for anything clever with multi-threading.
But this is gov.uk so it will be something massively complex and not easily scalable.