Re: I solved this when I was eight
> "Order of coverings is whichever is closest goes on first."
Precisely, couldn't agree more.
Provided the jam is closest to hand, of course.
100 posts • joined 31 Oct 2013
Mycroft.ai and similar might be worth looking at, but otherwise I agree - no cloud managed voice gubbins. Apple, Amazon and Google can do one if they think I'm giving them a free mic in the house.
I'm going down a similar route, but with Sonoff gear flashed with Tasmota controlled by OpenHAB. Haven't really investigated the Z-wave stuff much but it does look interesting!
The only fly in the ointment at the minute is the cloud-controlled Haverland heaters, but I've already got direct access to the API (JS based web interface? Don't mind if I do!) bundled down to a couple of half-arsed libraries (that I really should finish and release), but ultimately what I do need to do is MITM the RF box and roll my own server.
I mean, really? Four times a week for 25 years? That's 5200 cups of tea. I'm on at /least/ 12-15 on a slow day, at which rate I'd hit that figure within a year.
I can only assume there is some kind of tea-based variant of the Ballmer peak at work here.
What a depressing thought. Might as well have a brew-up.
All those hours put in to training users to use passwords that aren't totally shit, to not use [pet][1..10], to not write it down, to not give it to anyone, to definitely not give it to IT, and you just give them a gods damned form demanding it.
Fuckin' thanks, you absolute shower of bastards.
Steering wheels and pedals are designed to be tactile and reasonably grippy.
Smartphones seem to be almost exclusively designed to be fashionable and shiny. Half the current crop is comparable with trying to hold a slightly moist bar of soap.
I'm in agreement with driving standards, but I'm not totally convinced it's comparable here.
Youtube has recently taken to showing me adverts for period apps for Android so I can track my menstrual cycle.
Not /entirely/ sure how that's relevant to me, partly since I don't recall searching for anything even vaguely related to the tracking of one's periods, but also because I lack all of the necessary internal plumbing.
Bit of a long shot as ads go, I thought.
I still can't get over the RPi, haven't since 2012, and every time I get close they impress me again.
I know there are alternative SBCs out there, but for a pittance you can get something the size of a credit card that can serve so many purposes from a plethora of robotic applications to a full-blown lightweight PC or server substitute, all while running a pretty tight variant of a /very/ common free OS, all very well supported and documented either by RPF or the aftermarket.
I've got or had these things running everything from robotic tea carriers while I was on crutches, to webcams to model railway controllers to IR cameras on rallies to email/web/etc servers to TV alternatives and countless other things beside. It's a fantastic platform for learning, for any age - the original RPi was my gateway to Arduino, ESP etc., while other people have made personal compute clusters, 3D scanners, or put them into use in industry. (I'm pretty sure someone will be churning out RPi4s as VESA-mounted thin-clients pretty soon, if they're not already)
To my mind, it's the closest thing to an utterly universal and accessible computer currently going. Such a wonderful piece of kit.
Beers for all at RPi Towers.
Read the document again slowly.
- There was no security, because they were *publicly available documents*
- The application provided *no* access controls, because they were *publicly available documents*
- The publicly available documents were sent directly to the person who put in the request, as well as being made *publically available* online for anyone else to read. Deliberately.
You hypothetically eavesdropping on my communications would be illegal, because they are not public domain. These documents were in the public domain, for public consumption, in response to Freedom of Information requests.
So, please enlighten me: Precisely which f*cking law did he break? Because pointing out that a *public document* hasn't been redacted properly sure as hell is not illegal. And making someone who failed to do their job properly look like a pillock isn't illegal either.
Why do they *need* it exactly?
You might need it for the use-case you've got in mind (I'm guessing you want a dirt-cheap file server or some such) but I'm willing to bet the majority of folk don't need a whole lot more than basic peripherals.
AFAIK there is no SBC with USB3.0 and gigabit ethernet, much less one for $35. Sure, USB3 would be nice. I'd hardly call it essential though. You might not care about a price increase, but the price is and always has been the big leveller of the RPi and makes it so readily available to practically anyone. I'll live without it.
Here speaks someone who's knowledge comes almost entirely from drama shows on the TV.
- How do you "just turn off the ignition" in your ICE car when the ignition switch is just a trigger to a computer?
- How do you "just put it in neutral" when a lot of ICE autobox gear selectors are nothing more than a fancy switch?
As for battery overcurrent controls, I think you're underestimating a little invention from the far off days of 1864: the fuse.
If you think your ICE car is truly "off" when you remove the key, you're about 40 years out of date.
"when pretty much everyone HAS a TV set"
Frankly I suspect TV ownership is actually going down, what with more than enough decent content being available on demand via the likes of Netflix, Amazon, Youtube etc. That said, I've got about as much evidence to support that as you have in claiming that pretty much everyone has a TV.
Put it this way. Since pretty much everyone has a car (amirite) how's about we all just pay road tax, then apply (probably to the bastion of reliability and morality that is Capita) for a refund if you don't own a car, or drive an EV, or drive a classic.
tl;dr: Nope the nope right off.
Never had two documents open side-by-side? I'll admit I wouldn't want to go any lower than 1920x1080 for that sort of thing, but in the spirit of fairness it should probably be mentioned.
(Daily is a x61 1024x768 Thinkpad with a 2048x1152 23" monitor from 2008 before "Full HD" ruined everything)
"Would he really make himself known with regards to wannacry?"
Let's be honest, he didn't. He got doxed by the Daily Torygraph. (https://esist.tech/2017/05/15/doxing-the-hero-who-stopped-wannacry-was-irresponsible-and-dumb/)
Who incidentally released this gem today with no sense of irony whatosever (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/14/revealed-22-year-old-expert-saved-world-ransomware-virus-lives/)
You're looking at that comment completely the wrong way - it's not written from the perspective of "Lower classes are too stupid to know the law"; it's written from the perspective of "Upper classes are too well off/ and/or connected for the law to apply to them."
That is and always will be the way to some extent. For a kick-off, and Ignoring all the claims about connections and hands in pockets etc.,the wealthy would be utterly stupid not to use their wealth to employ much a better legal defense than somebody on the dole. The wealthy are also less likely to fold under the financial strain of defending a case through the courts.
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