First, you need to find someone that thinks sharepoint is "the best" for some practical use
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OpenSilver throws Microsoft Silverlight devs a lifeline as end of support looms – or you could forget it ever happened
Elizabeth Holmes' Theranos fraud trial begins: Defense claims all she did was fail – and that's not a crime
How do you know ...
she didn't sell some shares ? And there are other ways of capitalizing as the CEO of a bleeding edge, media darling, VC darling, revolutionary, Silicon Valley tech startup.
Cashing out of that is probably impossible, short of a motivated takeover (and maybe that was hoped for after Walgreens swallowed the appetizer bait ?).
Don't forget, Theranos was NOT publicly traded stock.
Please, no Moore: 'Law' that defined how chips have been made for decades has run itself into a cul-de-sac
Re: What do we do with all this processing power?
At the individual / personal level, computing power is largely irrelevant.
But as a civilization, it is becoming a foundational utility. We build a data center, load it up with apps, feed in electrical power, and get out banking, commerce, transportation management, communications, and functioning power grids.
To be clear, the resource being used isn't cpu cycles or memory silicon, it is electrical power. It is specmarks per watt.
IBM insiders say CEO Arvind Krishna downplayed impact of email troubles, asked for a week to sort things out
'There was no one driving that vehicle': Texas cops suspect Autopilot involved after two men killed in Tesla crash
Re: What about the quality of the training?
This is the point in the judgement that I have a problem with. The Employer is setting the employment terms, and the employee is really in a take it or leave it position. Prior to accepting the contract, it would be difficult for the (potential) employee to argue the quality of training or true cost, in the event of leaving the job early.
Motivation ? Sources ?
The article ends with a quote from the CEO of an IP protection organisation warning about the security of a competeing org's site.
I don't think that comment can be accepted as factual without corroboration from someone less potentially conflicted. It seems premature to conclude that "The Register fancies that last epithet about organisational security is as important as the general warning".
PSA: If you're still giving users admin rights, maybe try not doing that. Would've helped dampen 100+ Microsoft vulns last year – report
Theranos destroyed crucial subpoenaed SQL blood test database, can't unlock backups, prosecutors say
More accurately, Fraud masked as science
You can read the investigative reports. Tharanos were actively promoting an idea known to be un-workable. The perpetration of the fraud exends to everyone who understood the facts. That may include their lawyers and the board and the investorts, but someone has to be prosecuted first.
Can we stop megacorps from using and abusing our data? That ship has sailed, ex-NSA lawyer argues in new book
Re: "cumbersome to read, difficult to understand"
In places where privacy laws require disclosure, obscuring that disclosure is a clear solution for a corp to break the law. You can google cadillac farivew Anonymous Video Analytics for a recent example, but here are some of the headline statments:
" a user on Reddit ... posted a picture of a malfunctioning wayfinding screen ... . The screen displayed lines of code that appeared to reference facial recognition programs. "
“An individual would not, while using a mall directory, reasonably expect their image to be captured and used to create a biometric representation of their face, which is sensitive personal information ... ”
" the relevant information was buried in the middle of the 5,000-page document, was described in overly broad language, and when investigators did ask for a copy at the Eaton Centre’s guest services kiosk, they were met with confusion."
"Cadillac Fairview “expressly disagreed” with the findings of the privacy commissioners’ offices, and refused to commit to obtaining express, opt-in consent if it decides to use similar technology in the future"
Re: And of course...
" there's no reason why they'd sell or rent your data to a potential competitor."
That's naive. Amazon is a corporation with the sole goal to maximize profits. Selling stuff did not require them to create aws.
If there is a viable business case, they will use or sell that data. Amazon is competing with every. single. one. of its product vendors for a slice of the revenue - they're just doing it in a co-operative manner.
China turned back the clock. No one is saying you can't go out and run down that horse - just that western democracies are poorly set up to do it.
Putting the d'oh! in Adobe: 'Years of photos' permanently wiped from iPhones, iPads by bad Lightroom app update
You're not getting Huawei that easily: Canadian judge rules CFO's extradition proceedings to US can continue
Suspicious senate stock sale spurt spurs scrutiny scheme: This website tracks which shares US senators are unloading mid-pandemic
Commit to Android codebase suggests Google may strong-arm phone makers into using 'seamless' partitioned updates
You shouldn't be surprised
"Astonishingly, over 9 per cent of Android phones use Version 6.0, which is no longer supported by Google."
There are a few reasons this is inevitable.
First is that Google itself doesn't support older devices; why would anyone else ?
Second is accumulating slowdowns. I have a 5 year old tablet that gets noticably slower with every major version update. I'd go back to 5 if I could, just to get the snappy start up back.
If you're serious about browser privacy, you should probably pass on Edge or Yandex, claims Dublin professor
You know the President is able to shut down all US comms, yeah? An FCC commish wants to stop him from doing that
The ultimate authority
"But what is the alternative?"
Meaning specifically that
- the law in this case is seen for the fact that it terminates free speach and a free press.
- that a free press is seen as the foundational requirement of a Democracy.
- that the citizens in that democracy are prepared to fight for it.
O365 does not have the upper hand ...
based on any technical merit or superior useability.
It's dominance comes from Microsoft's strength as a Enterprise vendor. The fact that they can sell the whole integrated MS catalogue to corps based on a smorgasboard relationship is what makes it so hard for anyone else to get a foot hold. even GSuite's success is based on getting to Google's collaboration/sharing services, and familiarity with the free versions.
Canada's .ca supremo in hot water after cyber-smut stash allegedly found on his work Mac ‒ and three IT bods fired
Flow of the article
Part way through is this:
At around 1550 local time, Cerf, as meeting chairman, was handed an iPad and the top question, of 172 asked, was: “What’s your opinion on the .org sale and what this means for not-for-profits?”
Should that not have been immediately followed with the clear statment that the question was ignored ? Why bury six graphs later:
He needn’t have worried because, despite the internet community actively voting to have the issue of the .org sale raised on stage and despite it being the issue of greatest current concern to the 'net governance world, neither the moderator nor Cerf asked it, nor even mentioned its existence.
Googlers fired after tracking colleagues working on US border cop projects. Now, if they had monetized that stalking...
Power to the users? Admins be warned: Microsoft set to introduce 'self-service purchase' in Office 365
Is a repsonse to Sh*t IT.
The end-run around you're objecting to is because you can't figure out how to manage desktops without deploying policies that are more intrusive than the monitoring conditions for registered sex offenders.
I love the kung-fu nature of this move. MS has spent years and buckets of money on all of these corporate management systems. Corporations have spent years and buckets of money managing their employees to the lowest common denominator, and building obstacle after barrier after obstacle. Now MS comes along and decides, that's just so counter-usefull, that they need to adjust that framework ( a tiiineeee little hole ) for the sake of getting stuff done in a normal lifetime.
Chemists bitten by Python scripts: How different OSes produced different results during test number-crunching
Stallman's final interview as FSF president: Last week we quizzed him over Microsoft visit. Now he quits top roles amid rape remarks outcry
From the article:
Re: Touch screens
I upvoted because 90% of your post is exactly right. The place I have doubts is the Catalytic converter comment. According to the Internet "The normal operating temperature of a catalytic converter is between 550 and 1,600 degrees Fahrenheit with the optimum temperature being about 806 degrees"
Point #1, There's no way 1 to 2 minutes of idling is going to reduce the stored heat out of that range, by much.
Point #2 Stop/Start is primarily about reducing Fuel consumption. Converters are about reducing smog-producing particulates. Converters actually CREATE greeen house gassses.
Amazon woes and wins, IBM thinks it's solved employee happiness and Duplex phony phone calls everywhere!
There's quality reporting. Is El Reg scraping twitter for news stories ?
"At this time, there is no indication as to what caused the murderous outburst and they have appealed for witnesses to get in contact."
Clearly, it's because he's a scumbag. Don't the police research their shootings on the Internet ?