Re: I don't understand the suggestion...
I guess it's alluding to a sort of BitTorrent-ish thing, where you would use some Web3.0 distributed decentralized filesystem. Even the up/down ratio thing finds itself again as storage donated vs used.
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There's probably a dozen "maker" projects to build your own with an Arduino of some sorts, but to be quite honest, I'd never give anything that has been touched by my soldering iron control over more than 5W or so, and USB cup warmers notwithstanding, that won't brew you tea.
That's the "best" wording I've seen since a form asked me whether I wanted to forgo opting out of a voluntary exemption from contributing to the pension funds scheme about 20 years ago. (The only hint to what would happen was that one option said "I realize this deducts from my current salary")
I hope this is a drop-down where both options are labeled "(DANGEROUS!)", at least?
… clicked and was disappointed it's not a recurrence of IBM Chef Watson, which was at least amusing on a boring afternoon.
(For those young enough, Chef Watson was trained on recipes, so you could see what an "AI" would make of "I have some dark chocolate and tuna, where do we go from here".)
No, Firefox does no such thing. It's the web server sending HSTS headers (which mean "once you successfully https, always upgrade http to https for the next X seconds), an upgrade-insecure-requests CSP, redirects to https on http, or optimally, all three.
(Making https the default protocol if you leave it off in the URL bar is being debated and would indeed be easy with almost no compatibility concerns, but that is something that's happening vaguely now, not "for many years".)
One of those moments where I'm not sure if the article is glossing over what is commonly understood or doesn't get it. The level of danger a MosCA poses is the same whether you are its customer or not. The danger is that CAs are decentralized in a "anybody can issue anything" way. If you root-trust MosCA, they can issue certificates for anything. "I get my regular certificate from them" does not make that easier or harder, because that process doesn't expose the private key in sane setups. (Yes, I know most CAs have insane setups because customers can't keep two files around for two days and find them again.)
There used to be HPKP, where a site could say "I guarantee my certificates are issued by CA XYZ for the next n days", but that was dead before it got off the ground, because it's only "trust on first use" and requires things like backup keypairs.
And no, don't answer "what about CAA", this is not what CAA does. CAA is verified at issue-time by the CA, it's protecting against social engineering.
Country identified. I suspect the meningococcal vax ads are an effect of the MiniHealth just throwing money into the ad slot machine and not specifying target audiences, so you get it if you're otherwise boring enough that sports clothes manufacturers won't bid high enough for the ad spot.
Weirdest ads I've seen were: the candidate for mayor from the next town over, "find a vax near you" ads for a country that's not even on the right continent, and a one-hour DJ set. Seriously.
Technically that is already the case. The current wording around working from home vs. teleworking vs. working from a home office is very carefully crafted so they don't have to send H&S to check whether window glare reflects on your screen and whether your chair meets ergonomic requirements etc., not to mention things like "can you lock away the computer or otherwise ascertain your kid doesn't install their virus-ridden pirated copy of Doom on the device you're handling business matters on".
… as python-using folks found out a while ago.
Fortunately, that could be fixed quite easily: browsers already send "upgrade-insecure-requests:1" in the request headers if they want that, so you can redirect conditional on that and that wget from CentOS 5 that doesn't speak TLS 1.2 and doesn't know today's CAs¹ will be none the wiser.
Combine with a moderately-sized HSTS and, given that Key Pinning is deprecated, you have a reasonably-good-of-both-worlds.
¹ if that sounds suspiciously specific, it's because it is. Busybox offered a working wget, once I hid the old openssl from it so it would use its own implementation.
Yeah, I can't help but think that Artificially Trained Stereotyping is more useful if you think of it as trying to figure out the question by getting a series of unsatisfactory answers. We used to think beating a chess master would be a sure proof of AI, until it happened and felt anti-climactic in a way.
We dreamt of crystalline pureness of thought beyond human limitations, deities of our own making that would lead us safely into an ever-better future, while what we get is just as flawed as the human world that teaches it and its anwers are the digital equivalents of hunches. "I believe this x-ray shows cancer with confidence level 57.83643318, but I can absolutely not explain why, and the number will be different for an upside-down picture. Please respect my beliefs."
I guess at some point they will be too run-down even for home-wall use? (And even if that point is n years into the future, if you expect to need n years to get recycling tech to usefully work, you better start now. Also, competitive strangvantage.)
Me, I'll be over here humming "reduce, reuse, recycle", in that order.
If for some plotpoint circumstance, you only had X amount of time to spend with $person, how would you do it?
Imagine your parents close to death, but in an artificial coma, they can be kept, well, from dying. Would you want them to spend a couple years in this kind of statis so they can meet your spouse? Your kids, their grandchildren?
You're on that spaceship with only 45 minutes of transmission before the antenna fails for good. Who do you talk to, and when?
(Probably coming to you as a Amazon exclusive production early next year.)
I bought a m100 when I started uni, as a gimmick. I can even see my copy of the palm os programming bible from where I'm sitting right now, even if today, I'd be much more disappointed with it.
I still think it was an awesome product line that deserved a much better fate. (And I still wonder if there's a wedge in the market to be had for an eInk Palm, either as an ebook reader with added lightweight apps, or as a PDA that frankly would run for months on a soldered-in AAA.)
Oh, and yes, I still fill out crossword puzzles in Graffiti strokes, twenty years later.
> Personally, I believe that any mind expansion or mood change possible with street drugs is also possible by other non-drug means - e.g., fasting, meditation, and physical activity. There is long history of such.
Yes. This training is a bit easier if you know what you're looking for, though. (In a "now I know what I can give my consciousness permission to do" kind of way.)
AFAICT, even the proponents of psychoactive substances for mental health reasons don't say this is a pill that will fix your problem – it's possibly a way to make it easier to see things from a novel-to-you angle that will make it easier to do all the other stuff, like CBT, even if your current brain patterns try very hard to keep you in a routine that isn't healthy for you.
Works the other way around, too. I have accounts in some places where I literally don't know the password and don't store it. The company I might order something from once every five years? It's faster just to do a password reset.
(I vaguely recall even The Bruce thinks this is a valid mode of operation, but don't quote me — or him — on that. Also, he has surprising views on on-paper passwords.)
Yeah, fine motor axis parallel is a bit difficult, and I curse people who stack their menus three levels deep.
The original (W95? 98?) drivers for my Trackball Optical had a setting that let you set the y axis at a not-90° angle to the x axis to help with that. (Say what you will, the old MS peripherals are pretty sturdy. I think my TO is old enough to vote now and still runs like a champ, as long as your fingers provide a bit of grime to keep it running smoothly.)
Things even went iffy a couple of weeks ago. For values of iffy being "frequency went 0.3Hz off spec": https://www.entsoe.eu/news/2021/01/15/system-separation-in-the-continental-europe-synchronous-area-on-8-january-2021-update/
I'm so glad all I manage is a bunch of webpages for entitled academenteds and not power plants.
Well, Margaret Ferrier and Dominic Cummings did that for them…
(Meanwhile, in "not all people are idiots", Kramp-Karrenbauer actually camped in her MoD office in Berlin instead of driving all the way across Germany to self-isolate at home.)
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