They have, however, managed to serve their data reliably for millennia, which is more than can be said for the Unicorn Consortium.
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How does this compare to other products on the market, eg. Hangouts, Meet, Fabecook, Skype, etc? Has El Reg done an exposé?
To paraphrase the Mutt quote that has adorned their website for the last 20-25 years, "all video conferencing sucks, this one just sucks less." Which video conferencing platform sucks less (private data) than all the rest?
The manufacturer of your doorbell, unless it's Ring.
Your WiFi router password, unless it's a Virgin Media suppli... doh.
Some of your online account handles, until those accounts are hacked.
Your mother's maiden name, how quaint.
Your MI5 UID, mind you that's the same thing as a Facebook login these days so that's gone too.
From the image demonstrating the Sans Forgetica font:
> "Why, one wonders, is it not called Sans Memorabilia?"
It's a play on words, more precisely, and more grimly, a Latin word. "Sans" means "without" in Latin. You don't want to call a font that helps people remember stuff "sans memorabilia" because that would imply that you can read it without remembering it, so you call it "sans forgetica" because you want people to read without forgetting it. Get it? Now you just have to remember it. Because of Latin. Argh. Why can't I forget it?!
I would have thought that RocketLab have demonstrated a commendable commitment to reliability by postponing their launch until they can be even more sure of mission success. Their reliability may come at the cost of schedule, but a slip to the right on timetable is far preferable to an unexpected disassembly of flight hardware.
The Ariane 5 launch mentioned later in the story was postponed several times before it's eventual, successful, launch, but, correctly, no comment was made about its reliability.
To clarify the clarification of the clarification: marking the fourth use of this booster for launch and landing (ie. third reuse after the first use). This is the first time any booster has launched four times.
I know I'm asking for trouble with a comment like this (not my first time), so I'll get my coat now, ta.
I think that's a mild term for anyone who comes up with idea of dual coaxial network terminators for a Palm Pilot (second from left on the top row). The things only had a primitive network stack two decades ago, can you imagine what type of deranged nutter you'd have to be to try to install and bring up two interfaces on a Palm Pilot from a millennium ago? It would be enough to drive me to the strong stuff, I'm sure.
Mind you, it brings a new understanding to the term "token ring".
So these guys who oversee and administer a shared namespace because everybody agrees to let them do so decide that they may start to extract hugely increased volumes of cash from the majority of the world's online non-profit organisations, and they think the wider community is going to be on board with that? Surely they realise that this way lies increased anarchy and a directly related reduction in their influence? The DNS is a community resource which only functions because the vast majority of the internet community agrees to use it. If it becomes too difficult or expensive to use then people will go elsewhere.
Also, I thought the whole point of the new TLDs was that the existing namespace was running out and was a bit naff, so new super-cool TLDs were thought up and new pricing structures were created for them. I'm the proud owner of several of these new domains, I think they're great. To turn around now and say that they are going to squeeze the old TLDs in addition to the new ones is a big change in direction. So big that I think it is unacceptable.
Don't you also have to say "Apple" in one syllable?
I hear tcmonkey's comment about abandoning El Reg, but feel that leaving without fighting for something you love, or at least posting a comment, would be foolish! And in all honesty I can cope with a bit of brain-manglement for the sake of the rest of my fave IT red-top news website content.
PLEASE can these headlines actually scan? It takes me a while to work out how they are meant to work, and then to realise that they don't. I feel like the self-checkout machine with an unexpected item in the bagging area. </angst>
Perhaps this is the whole point and we are meant to throw a General Protection Fault whenever Super Cali does something worthy of public humiliation?
> Hydroxyl molecules, however, need one more hydrogen molecule to turn into water. The next step is to figure out how to get all that hydrogen.
IANAC but two options spring to mind.
1) It would appear that the solar wind is a good source of protons, can that not be exploited?
2) Or, simply take what hydroxyl you do have and evolve molecular oxygen and water from it.
4OH -> 2H2O + O2
Hey presto: water and oxygen! Just add food and we are good to go.
"More to the point here, buying a processor module without performing a minimal evaluation of how it works, and in particular whether its performance is suitable for its intended purpose, is not due diligence."
Buying processors involves careful evaluation, I come back to the processor market every 2 to 3 years and I have to re-educate myself each time to understand the technology of the day and it's pros and cons.
The terminology varies over this time period, with terms changing their meaning. Additionally AMD and Intel call similar features by different names simultaneously. It's always like comparing apples to oranges.
The key factor is never the marketing guff, it's the real world experience of running your particular workload.
If you know enough to understand what "cores" means then you know enough to understand that implementations vary even sticking with the same manufacturer from generation to generation. And if you don't dig into the specifics and their significance to you then you're one core short of a full die, and probably sharing a FP unit too.
Yep, that's exactly the point isn't it? Someone sets something up, assuming that the system will work as infinitum, but it ends up being forgotten by someone else in the system.
It doesn't have to just be server firewall rules. It can be something upstream, eg. a new router, that quietly locks out regular but infrequent network activity. The server admin is not necessarily the network admin. No one notices until it's too late.
The result is a popcorn moment.
*Someone* once crashed a mainframe and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.
IT workers of the world. Our hands on your emergency power buttons.
I eat script kiddies for breakfast. Snap, >kzert<, ping.
I press kill-switches for a living.
El Reg "Who Me?" Outstanding Sysadmin Skills award winner.
Following the "power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely" maxim you don't add or multiply, you raise it to a power. This gives
Microsoft to the power of a Google
(Microsoft) ^ (Google)
which is a very large amount of evil indeed. Note that "the don't be evil" safeguard doesn't apply here because we are dealing with absolute amounts.
"36nm metal pitches with self-aligned quadruple patterning and multiple block layers is probably the problem."
I hadn't, myself, yet identified this as being the particular problem, but I'm sure I would have got there in the end ... Maybe around the time Intel got round to implementing a 3pm plasma pitch with ai-aligned nontuple tessalating and dancing block layers system.
It's understandable. I will never touch another product named ME after being burned by a certain Microsoft product released in the year 2000. Now that was a real y2k bug.
If Linus ever considers releasing a Linux ME version I, for one, would shoo^H^H^Hend him lots of emails asking him very politely (in Linus Standard Politeness mode) to reconsider.
I was about to click through to post some snark about how journalism doesn't "work", but I think you have it covered in that set of bullet points at the end there. No further questions, your honour.
If you're on a mission like Musk is then the empty vanity of modern media is inevitably frustrating. If you're just interested in what's new for some giggles then who cares whether it's right.
There's much more to this than the spectacular confrontation. "The meeja" have a case to answer, as well as Musk.
El Reg has been known to do some brilliant articles exploring the historical development of old technologies. How about doing something similar into graphs like the one at https://www.google.com/intl/en/ipv6/statistics.html?
For example it would be good to know why there is a drop off in uptake at the start of each year. How far back does the trend extend? Is it just budgets, or is it new year hangovers, or is it universities prepping kit for the next academic year, or what? You could offer some real insight and interest to your readers into a major process the industry is going through right now. Instead of throwing mud. Or maybe as well as throwing mud.
Incidentally, if you had published this article a month or two ago it would have seemed more accurate, but as it is now the IPv6 graph is ticking up again which undermines much of the speculation.
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