My standard rate for *good* friends is a meal and bottle of wine. I simply refuse for anyone else.
123 posts • joined 21 Jul 2014
Beware the Friday afternoon 'Could you just..?' from the muppet who wants to come between you and your beer
Google security engineer says she was fired for daring to remind Googlers they do indeed have labor rights
Rust in peace: Memory bugs in C and C++ code cause security issues so Microsoft is considering alternatives once again
Re: Don't be a tease
This post simply displays your ignorance of Rust (and languages in general) I'm afraid. It has stronger typing than C++, but uses type inference (similar to "auto" in modern C++, but actually more like Haskell) to save the developer having to name all the types, which makes refactoring easier.
The Year Of Linux On The Desktop – at last! Windows Subsystem for Linux 2 brings the Linux kernel into Windows
Dozens of .gov HTTPS certs expire, webpages offline, FBI on ice, IT security slows... Yup, it's day 20 of Trump's govt shutdown
Is Google purposefully breaking Microsoft, Apple browsers on its websites? Some insiders are confident it is
Re: no, just no.
And yet violence by right wing individuals and organisations seems to be reaching an apex at exactly the same time as they have been given a platform to voice their opinions. Allowing them a platform amplifies their voices, and they feel empowered to turn voice into action.
Such opinions are much less likely to be expressed privately, as most reasonable people would call them out.
Re: no, just no.
Still people don't seem to understand the distinction between allowing someone freedom of speech and being compelled to provide them a platform.
Facebook, Twitter et al. have no duty to allow all voices to be heard. People wanting to espouse these views can always look elsewhere to do so.
What do a meth, coke, molly, heroin stash and Vegas allegedly have in common? Broadcom cofounder Henry Nicolas
It really should surprise noone that cheats, unauthorised mods (or even, occassionally authorised mods), and cracked software are a common attack vector for malware. In no way is this limited to Fortnite. Any parent of a 14 year old can tell you this - laptops read regular disinfection when used by teenage gamers.
I concur here - I wouldn't expect any product to use the initials NHS, unless actually part of the NHS. Having been warned over NHSubuntu, they really may have foreseen issues with NHoS. On the other hand, immediately reaching for lawyers was a bit heavy handed.
I'm also surprised the NHS would actually consider anything produced on a volunteer basis by 4 workers. What about support concerns? Are they capable of moving fast in the case of breakage? There may be other factors at play.
Re: Detecting Fake News is hard
Chomsky and Herman's Manufacturing Consent (1988) illustrated that Western media has always been guilty of the sin of omission, and is manipulated by political parties to "frame a debate". I find it unlikely there has ever been a newspaper that just prints "facts", without having some filter of the vested interests of the owners.
Re: @ Hollerithevo As a UX person as well as web dev
That was exactly my thought - based on the heat map illustration it looks like the same layout was tested with flat UI elements vs 3D elements. However, changing to a good modern design requires more than just changing a theme - it should use the placement and coloring to give the user cues which elements are active and which are passive.
One thing, as the owner of a large collection of vinyl and CDs there are none of my vinyl records that are unplayable - occassionally small artifacts, but mostly listenable.
Lots of my CDs have started jumping and become utterly unlistenable. I'm transferring them all to digital storage and just keeping the CD inserts - the rest are just junk now.
Ever visited a land now under Islamic State rule? And you want to see America? Hand over that Facebook, Twitter, pal
That was anticipated
Two things are predicatable after any "terror" related incident (although in this case, one nutter with a knife does not exactly seem to worth even considering as terror):
1. Right-wing nutters will groundlessly blame it on immigration.
(check - Nuttal and Farage both - later turns out nutter was UK-born and converted to Islam in UK)
2. Home Secretary of time will use it as an excuse to try to get more surveillance powers.
In both cases, there is no basis in evidence for the reaction.