Typical Australian. What else would be expected from the near-fascist country where people gladly give up any rights.
113 posts • joined 17 Oct 2013
Windows 11 in detail: Incremental upgrade spoilt by onerous system requirements and usability mis-steps
Indeed. I had to configure Windows 10 on a new laptop.
Settings in Control Panel were easy to find and everything was done quickly.
The Settings app however... it took forever, mainly because to find any needed setting I needed to go through all of the setting "groups", scroll around the pages filled with empty space.
Microsoft can f o a d since I'm forced to use this waster of time.
Cheeky chappy rides horse around London filling station, singing: 'I don't need petrol 'cos he runs on carrots'
Lessons from Microsoft
And those title bars. Why oh why do they need to be so *massive*? They waste a ton of vertical real estate. They should be a quarter. And they don't even have the usual buttons like maximize/minimize? Seriously??
Are they taking lessons from Microsoft on "shut up and take what you are given, and be happy about it"?
Slacking off? It used to be there was pretty much one place to chat with your fellow developers: IRC
Suck on this: El Reg forces dog hair, biscuit crumbs, and disconcertingly sticky stains down two mini vacuums
Happy with your existing Windows 10 setup? Good, because Windows 11 could turn its nose up at your CPU
The white fluffy stuff
It is colossally disappointing that MS is leaving on-prem users with less and less useful features.
Not everyone can or want to use the cloud. For several reasons that should be clear to anyone reading these forums.
Most glaring exhibit being the mountains of money the cloud brings to those peddling it. All that money comes from somewhere.
As for SMB - port 445 is blocked for a reason. That reason is that it exposes user passwords in cleartext with a simple "exploit"! I hope the QUIC transport takes this into account. Not that I will be using it anyways. No clouds here, just sunshine.
Apple drops a bomb on long-life HTTPS certificates: Safari to snub new security certs valid for more than 13 months
I for one do NOT see this as being reasonable.
I have hundreds of certificates on different embedded-like endpoints. They get certificates with very long lifetime from the internal PKI. They are (currently) secure and changing them cannot be automated.
If other browser makers follow suit I'm forced to just start living with certificate errors - there's no way these will be changed yearly.
It seems idiotic, the browser could test if the certificate is weak instead of just blindly warning on lifetime!
He’s a pain in the ASCII to everybody. Now please acquit my sysadmin client over these CIA Vault 7 leaking charges
As pressure builds over .org sell-off, internet governance bodies fall back into familiar pattern: Silence
Facebook: Remember how we promised we weren’t tracking your location? Psych! Can't believe you fell for that
Re: "the company presents a national security risk"
Oh please. Everyone in the industry knows that security of Huawei products leaks like a sieve and the software engineering culture is not on par to C/J.
If the US was serious in wanting to keep appearances they would focus on that instead of the ridiculous "the government backdoors".
*Maneuvering Characteristics* Augmentation System
I do not agree.
Many in the industry seem to think that the reason for MCAS is simply the FAA certification requirements for handling characteristics i.e. "as nose pitches up, increasing aft stick force must be required" (paraphrasing but the FAA original text may be found easily from a certain forum or with much more effort from the original text (FAR?)), without MCAS the stick would lighten due to the aforementioned engine nacelles generating lift.
The other opinion is that it is there for FAA longitudinal stability requirements.
In a way both of them *do* protect against stall but especially Boeing is adamant that it is not stall protection system. And specifically, this is different issue from classic pitch/power couple that many seem to mistake it for.
Personally, I believe it is due to the former certification requirement. It may have something to do with type rating - but the aircraft would be simply uncertifiable without MCAS, type rating had little to do with it.
Cram this in your Pai hole! New York, Cali, eight other US states sue to stop T-Mobile-Sprint merger
Re: Every Two Years...
There just isn't any technology available that can meet all the use cases where tape is needed currently.
If there was then tape *would* already be dead!
Fact is, tape is not going anywhere until some new breakthrough is found in storage media. 3D storage was mentioned earlier. Cheap NAND flash could *maybe* be an option if adapted to some kind of cartridges.
Durability, transportability, speed, ...
Re: Bye-bye tape drives
And after a disaster, how do those hard drives in Romania get the data back to you?
Over the Internet?
Better have a 10G upstream connection, then.
I won't even bother to calculate how long it would take to download any larger than "small" amount of data. Can those cloud storage services even send the data back at 10G? Especially if the location needing DR does not directly peer with the cloud provider (which is usually the case)?
Since we are talking about LTO-8, we are obviously backing up mid-high double digits to few hundred TB minimum here.
Uh-oh .io: Question mark hangs over trendy tech startup domains as UN condemns British empire hangover
I am *very* well aware of this Max issue. See my post history.
Boeing actually did test the aerodynamic forces on the STAB and apparently a fairly big woman could not move the trim wheel in a test bench at high air speeds and trim near extreme.
This, as we all know now, did not change anything at Boeing.
FAA requires the operation to be possible "without exceptional skill", Boeing failed on this with the trim wheel. Yes, there is the "rollercoaster" maneuver that might not be possible in 4000' and IIRC was not included anymore even in the NG FCOM...
Regarding your last sentence, I actually disagree. The Lion Air crash flight had the captain successfully fight MACS 20+ times before the FO lost it. The flight before on the same plane landed, thanks to a jumpseat pilot.
My point is that there is some truth to the "just fly the plane" adage. Both accidents indeed were chains of events. Boeing was the biggest culprit here but an "above average" pilot could have saved the flights, perhaps with some luck.
Just keep hanging the ANU trim switch, not a half-a**ed blip here and there.
Both airlines have serious issues (as do Boeing and the FAA), flying to destination with stick shaker on all the time?? Hello? Trying to engage AP with stick shaker on? and not following the *memory items* for unreliable IAS (power, pitch)?
I am not blaming the pilots. They were a product of their training and airline culture. Seems a bit of a case of the children of the magenta.
What *almost everyone* has missed was this mention in these comments is an *extremely important point*: AoA disagree was marked "where fitted"!!!
This totally contradicts the "oh it should be there in all the planes, we just made a mistake" line from Boeing, if true!!
Also initial reports I read said that this definitely was listed as an option, I am not clear on if it was to be included in the 50k AoA indicator or a separate option.
Regarding simulators: Southwest contract with Boeing had a clause that if any sim training is required there is a penalty of 1M per airframe.
Normalization of deviance - as so often.
The real villains of this sad story can be found at higher levels of Boeing and at the FAA.