It is disgusting…..
All those '1' and '0' being ejeculated from the ends of cables and inseminating those RJ45 sockets.
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Problem is , that until now the customers did not know they had been sold a Duck….
Really FTDI should just have disabled the driver after all they would be within their right, then force the USB consortium to deal with the stolen PID.
I would expect a lot of EBAY customers being ready to make claims against EBAY and PP once these new drivers get established.
"I don't know who told you otherwise but Simplified Chinese is real Mandarin."
Simplified was introduced by Mao in the 50's to try and raise the level of education of the Chinese masses ( also to deny the people the ability to read past documents).
He claimed to have produced the form himself. ( are you saying that Chinese did not start writing 'real Chinese until the 50's?….. hint it is called Mandarin for a reason….)
Prior to that traditional characters were used, and if you go to Taiwan and say such things you would be punched in the face.
The true 'written form' has evolved over thousands of years, eventually stabilizing in about the 4-5 Century and were the central form used by the Emperors courts of China.
"Chicken & Duck speaking" is a rough equivalent, they say it is not used in Mandarin only Cantonese, but that is not correct, over the last 20 years there has been a merging of such terms.
It can cause all sorts of confusion in a brothel. ;-)
( Chicken =female prostitute, Duck = male prostitute)
Go check out the Hong Kong films based around his term, there are some very funny ones.
There are just too many homographs in Chinese, any westernized system of representing the words, ends up messing you up, even just looking at the Chinese whilst learning the words is enough to prompt the correct usage.
But then all those so called experts would not be raking in millions from the various published systems.
But Traditional & Simplified do not have the same meaning( even for the same character groups) it is not always a 1:1 substitution.
" the Django project changed their documentation on database replication to remove the terms "master server" and "slave server"."
Which is the kind of politically correct shit that just needs to be told to 'fuck off'.
Are we to change all the terms in electronics as well?
Can we no longer have SPI or I2c master & slave devices
Some people think everything is about them and to them it is the same,
Because they have spent a good amount of time mentally justifying their contribution that it becomes part of them.
And attack on the idea is an attack on them directly, after all nearly every one wants to be recognized a genius.
there is EVERYTHING wrong with 18.104.22.168 & 22.214.171.124.
1. The network/ computer requesting a DNS lookup
2. The target.
3. with a little bit of work, it allows cookies & facebook redirects to identify individual users traffic & interests, especially if the target is using google analitics.
4. If something were to go wrong, every DNS lookup could be directed to a single location, without the safety of a randomizing selection of alternative DNS servers.
Groupwise was a complete abortion, then they added direct connection to the internet via an SMTP NLM , which blew a massive hole in the Netware security.( you could leverage text messages to send commands to the groupwise system)
Not only did the SMTP module have ZERO security, it allowed the free relaying of any messages sent to it, from ANYWHERE on the internet to anywhere.
Almost the biggest waste of money our company invested in computer systems.
don't even get me started about 'arcserve' or even 'faxserve'
Ive's has got quite a cheek, over the decades Apple has also 'stolen' a number of ideas, certainly on the software front.
Oh and Ive's your new tubular Mac pro is SHITE.
You need to get out of the lab and go visit Dyson to see what great vacuum cleaners many of your products make, go do some research on how quickly your new products jam up with fluff and high speed impacted dust particles, just because air flows quickly does NOT always make it a good thing.
That will not always work, back in ~2008 I already had working systems for subversion of nand flash device processors ( It was a possible thesis, but that genie was better off kept in the bottle)
I can say that in the last 6 years I have had plenty of time to think up all sorts of interesting attack vectors, not least of which is the possibility to get into a situation where you can use external USB devices for communications.
So say have a subverted device, then that uses USB wireless & network dongles to completely bypass the security on the computer. by having the flash device act as the USB master, the big issue of course has been the damned fact that there was only one master on the USB tree and the rest were slave devices and as such many chipsets were only capable of being slaves, however since USB 3.1 there is the facility for any device to now be the controller.
Some of these chip sets actually have the facility to store the code in the Nand flash chip , it is a simple matter to just mass program the NF chip before soldering onto the PCB, or indeed just top hat the NF chip.( just in case the ASIC/ silicon rom mask was messed up, there is bypass functionality to save the silicon)
All this is before we even consider that many of the wireless adaptors are also based around 8051 or arm embedded chips…. ( take a look at the CSR stuff)
I don't think it is……
I've been playing about and in the last few months, a cloudflare system seems to have been 'inserted' into the traffic, every so often you can get it to trigger an error condition then it kicks you over to a 'dummy' site does not exist let us make a suggestion for you via this HK based service.
But so far it does not seem to be site specific and it's usually early Sunday mornings.
Even the Daily TV news is not censored, plus we have several Live feeds of the protests on various channels.
The only problem is a number of scumbags who keep appearing on various live TV feeds, trying to incite the crowd.
The police were very clear that if the protests turned violent then they would pepper spray/tear gas any areas, plus if you read Chinese you will see the police deploying warning signs that they are about to deploy UNLESS the rioters calm down.
People talk like it was a big surprise….. but you will notice from DAY1 there were a contingent in the crowd with Cling-film and safety goggles, plus full bio face masks of the same make as the police.
They had every intention of goading the police into deploying tear gas ,because it looks good, no one wants to watch 'suppression of the people' if there is not active 'suppression'
The keyword is peaceful protest, but once scumbags start smashing up doors and trashing government buildings or throwing crowd control gates at police, then they deserve everything they get.
Several of these scumbags already have criminal records for physical abuse and destruction of property.
Shows what a complete idiot he is.
It should be about using the best tools for the job, that is to say he should be analyzing the best kit for his team and if it is windows , then fine if it is not then that is also fine.
This sort of stupid corporate mentality is what I have had to continually deal with.
Back in the 80's it was "only directors are allowed colour screens" ( colour being 'green')
Then "only directors are allowed windows 95"
Then "only directors are allowed portables"
Sorry the director of computing says we will not use a professional database for our $300,000,000 turnover company, because he does not like oracle products, flat files are more than adequate for our 40,000 product lines…
BFL = lying scumbags, they flatly refused to refund my money and were nearly 1 year late with the shit they shipped in the end.
Mind you their CEO was a convicted fellon and money launderer, who operated the business with the full backing of the parole officer, despite it being a criminal offense for him to hold the position he did.
I was recently in Shenzhen in one of the 'dark' buildings
Sat in a room were a bunch of guys around the biggest pile of 'POS' card readers I've seen in a long time ,stripping off the cases and re-programming the firmware
They also had new packaging materials for them
The problem is most MIS departments buy hardware, but have no policy for auditing it, after all how many 'tech' guys actually have the ability to reverse engineer and check such equipment
ER no the 10 KV is due to transmission lengths, the current would be low, mind you using DC is just stupid,since it makes step-down more difficult
A car battery requires 'big' jumper leads, because it pulls about 600 Amps @12v when it turns the engine over, that's one hell of a big chunk of metal and torque to rotate
some Shitty clients send a single email to a server, which then takes the BCC list strips it and sends a separate email to each user, with the BCC blank… but some have bugs…….
a GOOD email client, sends separate emails to the server with NO reference to each other, so even the server does not get to know the BCC list. ( yep if you have a BCC of 200 addresses it sends the email 200 times to the server… and yes the server could work out the list, but at least it negates BCC bugs)
Web based systems ( gmail, etc) are a mixed bunch.. But then using BCC with Gmail & web front end makes no sense since google would get your BCC list….
Absolutely the WORST piece of crap I dealt with was 'Groupwise' By Novell.
Their crappy SMTP gateway…….
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