Mr Livingstone I presume?
I'll raise a glass to the mighty Ian Livingstone, without whom the gaming world would be a much poorer place
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“These platforms are used almost exclusively by SOC [serious and organised crime] groups"
Rather reminds me of the classic logic failure: "I see a black swan; therefore all swans are black"
I might have believed “SOC [serious and organised crime] groups almost exclusively use these platforms"
Though to be honest, I doubt that. There's a lot to be said for being a tree in a forrest.
It's wack-a-mole. Somebody tries to make tracking more difficult, the tracking industry develops new techniques to continue. They will not stop. Their career is at stake. A career of hacking APIs to achieve the unintended or a career buying/selling the resultant data (despite its dubious value: both sellers and buyers pretend it is data-oil as they'll have no jobs or skills if anyone without skin in the game has a look at the cost/benefit)
From the vibe of the article, I'm not sure who would start using .NET 6 who wasn't using .NET before, or why previous .NET users would want to update to .NET 6. If sounds like a half-way-house to doing some new stuff - but not very well yet - so why would you bother? Perhaps it is intended to prove they are following a roadmap to a better mutliplatform IDE, though perhaps not a version to actually use?
I find the mouse buttons being above the trackpad makes click/drag much more tricky: typically a two-hand move.
When the buttons are below, then left-click drag is a thumb-click-hold, any other finger drag. easy.
The obvious downside of buttons-at-the-bottom is accidental button press, something I personally never seemed to do, though no doubt milage varies on that.
And after owning a Lenovo for 6 months or so, I still hate their Fn / Ctrl key layout. BIOS swap option shows that they know this. But don't make the keys the same size so you can swap them.
Pixel phones will measure breaths if users “place your head and upper torso in view of your phone’s front-facing camera and breathe normally.”
Is this intended for measuring a heathy person's breathing rate during gaps during a training run or the like?
Whether useful for that, or indeed anything, rather depend on what thye mean by "normally".
Does it exclude deep or accelerated breathing? Shallow breathing? Require a static upper body? Hmmm...
Anything that would increase the rate at which diabetic disease is flagged up from an eye exam would inevitably increase the workload of human reviewers. Is this result really a bad one? Difficult to tell from the article, which implies poor performance but doesn't show the data. e.g. How many true detections were made that would have been (or were) missed by eye docs? Maybe that is in the original research, just not the El Reg snippet.
I guess it ultimately depends on just how many false detections were being made: alarm fatigue is a well-known problem in medical institutions.
With their admission of a failure to act on aviation safety, will any other contries consider banning 737s (or even, as it is evidence of a lack of the 'required' company safety culture, all Boeing craft) from their skies? Until of course they also get a bung of cash and sudenly the risk is gone.
Why not? Seems a PI breach was found in quite a safe environment, they then reacted sensibly and quickly.
Would they rather the issue was found by some balckhats later, then compromised for n-years before they found out?
Feels like the same ol' issue well known to test teams that the dev teams don't like to be told of bugs. Before release. Before anyone else finds out. Sigh.
Or perhaps not.
I wasted a month dealing with them in late summer: first they sent the wrong laptop; there's no email to 'customer services', and the 'live chat' they promote everywhere doesn't work; so its a phone line with 1hr waits. Got the wrong device returned and proper one scheduled. But they never bothered to sent the actual order. Rinse an repeat with customer services. Still no laptop. Rinse and repeat again, Finally I noticed on the website they no longer had the thing I wanted in stock and so this was all pointless, so cancelled. A month of hassle and nothing to show for it.
That's very much use-as-a-e-book case senario. And I completely agree.
But for more general usage, images and so on, contrast ratio / dynamic range is more significant.
On the rear screen of my YotaPhone2, reading text is easy and great.
Browsing websites? Not so good. All the pastels tend to a grey mush.
In order to continue the pretense that the gov actually wants GDPR enforced - while ensuring funding and will for such are entriely lacking - is it time for the Information Commissioner to take one for the team?
i.e. Resign, wait a few months then get a pass into the House of Lords?
Been playing with Has Been, Yesterday's Man, Once Mattered and suchlike. Not really getting anywhere however, my best shot being:
which is a tad long IMO.
Then got onto How the mighty have fallen which led to the more succinct
which has a nice Lucifer Morningstar ring to it.
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