* Posts by esharpmajor

6 posts • joined 23 Aug 2012

LabCorp ransomed, 18k routers rooted, a new EXIF menace, and more

esharpmajor

I'd guess that statement means one of three things

* We can't be bothered / it's too old (given the vague boilerplate threats about End of Life).

* We've lost the source code so here are some workarounds.

* Some of our ... errr... "customers" requested this "feature" and they won't be happy if we remove it.

Why do GUIs jump around like a demented terrier while starting up? Am I on my own?

esharpmajor

Re: Microsoft time

213504016584 days, 16 hours, 56 minutes and 40 seconds -> maximum 64-bit integer when expressed as milliseconds. Apparently GTA Online uses unsigned 64-bit ints to store play time?

Clouds can compete with HPC, say boffins

esharpmajor

Keep trying...

At US 26c/CPU hr, the best performing system (Azure H16), is still almost 3x more expensive than the commercial rate on a large HPC cluster (10c/CPU hr)

Apple SILENCES Bose, YANKS headphones from stores

esharpmajor

Re: Bose noise-cancelling headphones.

Back in undergrad I worked on active noise cancellation, and Bose have published a significant amount of research in that field. If there's one thing they probably do well, it's noise cancellation

Raspberry Pi production back in Blighty

esharpmajor

Re: Even a blind pig...

Not really, this is Element14 (formerly known as Farnell), not Element14 (formerly known as Acorn, now part of Broadcom). I think Farnell waited until Broadcom had relinquished claim on the e14 name before grabbing it.

AT&T defends FaceTime price gouge

esharpmajor

Re: Compare this to Utility companies

Actually they do (at least in the antipodes). It's called ripple control "we'll charge you half price for some of your electricity, IF it's a hot water heater or storage heater AND we get to control when it turns on and off".

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