Re: Covid down the chimney
Only problem is he's from Canada, eh. His workshop has a dedicated postal code (H0H 0H0). Since Europe just blocked us from traveling there, parents have a new excuse!
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This feels like an early release to test the technology and evolve the platform in the wild. MS did similar things with Kinect and MS Band. Kinect eventually yielded HoloLens, while the Band died.
For the Duo, I'm having a bit of trouble seeing the progression, however. I really like the concept, but outside of further miniaturizing computers, what's the endgame?
At the core, sure, but he has other systems tied into it (password checker and API, for instance). I imagine it's not too complex, but the dust that collects on a personal project is high, as is the anxiety/embarrassment of showing off your dirty underwear. I personally understand wanting to have trusted people look first.
* cautiously eyes own private repos *
For a professional, organized group with the power they wield, it is very strange they don't have such a group in place. If they're worried about recordings, then hire a few stenographers while they're at it. Record everything by default, redact if there's sensitive information, and make use of in camera sessions.
You know, like every other responsible body that doesn't want to rule by fiat.
There's much to be said about someone who speaks their mind. There is more to be said for those that actually think about it first.
Can't say I've always agreed with you, but I've always been able to see your reason and point. That, sir, deserves more than a few tips of the elbow.
"Intel has denied any impropriety, saying Krzanich's decision to sell was part of a standard stock sale plan that had been organized in October."
"the chip maker was warned in June 2017 about the blunders"
Okay, carry the one, add in the reciprocal of the co-efficient, apply a little machine learning and... Yup.
June is still earlier than October.
"Since the GCSE was launched in 2013, interest in the course has waned. Some 64,159 Year 11 students registered for the computer science exam this year, compared with 60,521 in 2016."
Now, I'm no maths major, but something about those sums doesn't quite add up with the first sentence.
It depends what alternate activity one describes with the term 'yank'...
Also, there's the joke about how Canada is bigger and on top, so in prison America would be our bitch. Or the one about the condoms. Or education. Or... Actually, yeah, we skipped right over nicknames and just tell jokes. Maybe it's the better education allowing us to use more than one word at a time.
/s (only a little though). ;]
The Scottish Scotch producers took Glen Breton to court over the use of 'single malt' to describe the product and 'Glen' in it's name. They proposed Glen Breton was trying to make it sound like it was a Scotch from Scotland. Initially, they won, however the Supreme Court of Canada eventually said there wouldn't be any confusion and let Glen Breton do it's thing.
Pretty silly, all things considered.
Not so much. Glen Breton whisky is distinctly not Scotch (as it's made in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, Canada). It does, however, use the spelling whisky.
Incidentally (and brought on by your legal reference) it is the only single-malt whisky in the world, after having won a court case declaring "single malt" to be incidental to the process and not a distinct feature owned by Scotch.
It could be more informative and accurate of the situation, but the crossed circle motif is already programmed into most people's heads as a warning sign.
As a result, what's the goal: To warn or inform? Personally, I feel having a clear text site where a password is going in is right up there with being about to back into something. Get my attention (and make me stop) first, then tell me what's going on. I'll make the call at that point.
Always. Not often; Always.
If you're in Toronto, and accessing a Toronto server, (unless it's a dedicated line) the fastest path is through the US. In the 1990's we were trying to build a fiber backbone coast-to-coast-to-coast (which would have been the largest in the world). In the early naughts that plan was scrapped.
I'll leave it to the erstwhile members to google our respective leader's political leanings for the appropriate times.
If you check the List of destroyed libraries (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_destroyed_libraries), Canadians make the list! Specifically Harper for the Library of Fisheries and Oceans. Only 6% of the collection survived.
I worked at one of the branches years ago. The quality of the science and engineering was incredible, and much of the materials we held didn't exist anywhere else. So much was lost...
The Internet Archives had better focus on the "lots" part of the phrase, as only two copies means you have none.
A number of jurisdictions have laws against wearing masks for the purposes of evading identification. Something like this means that you must actually be identified rather than merely sorted by a computer AND you are not doing anything to justify questionable detention.
This is VERY welcome research.
Okay, so your phrasing, "for much of the US and Canada," is a little off. A part of the GTA and a small portion of south western Ontario decidedly does not represent "much of [...] Canada".
Even if you're being liberal with the phrasing, that area represents less than 10% of the population, and a very tiny percentage of the landmass.
I said it in other venues, but I'll add it here. Sell docks with desktop CPUs (and SKUs with GPUs) and use the phone for storage. With some tricky engineering you should be able to get the device to run desktop apps ONLY when connected with a dock. Until that happens, Continuum is all potential without anything to show for it.
Tap to wake has been there for a while on supported devices. You can find it in Settings in the pre-anniversary OS under Extras, while now it is under Lock Screen.
Really, this is more polished than W10M was, but it's still missing a few things. WP8.x was, say what you will, very consistent. W10M-Anniversary moves more that way, but doesn't quite get there.
As a dedicated user for years, this won't build the brand (can anything, at this point?), but more troubling, likely won't stop people from leaving.
"the Middle Kingdom's heavy-handed policy of also blocking the use of ad-blockers will leave citizens more vulnerable to banners that fling malware at PCs and devices."
And I'm completely certain the Chinese government has no idea what ABP is talking about.
Aside: Why no tinfoil hat icon?
Many, many moons ago I had the fond pleasure of telling off a snide psychology professor. The professor asserted that men grow beards due to a fundamental, and overpowering public anxiety/need to hide.
I countered that I merely didn't shave as I was too lazy to do so, and was too cheap to buy razor blades at 15$ a pack. The prof's response involved a lot of sputtering, a stumbled claim of anecdotal evidence, and a red face over my particularly smug smile.
That was my last psych class.
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