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NSA: We've learned our lesson after foreign spies used one of our crypto backdoors – but we can't say how exactly
After ten years, the Google vs Oracle API copyright mega-battle finally hit the Supreme Court – and we listened in
This is one of the best discussions of this case I have seen. It covers the nuances well, and doesn't freak out at the prospect of Oracle winning.
As the article pointed out, despite the ramifications of this decision for the software industry, the decision is being made by people who are largely ignorant about software development, and will be on legal grounds. These legal precedents have been set by creative works such as fiction, and have only a tangential relationship to writing code, even though both are expressed as text.
In any case, programming will go on. And don't worry about the possible additional cost of producing code -- it'll just be passed on to the consumer.
First analysts, now YouTubers put you on blast. Do you A) take it on the chin or B) up fire up the DMCA-o-tron?
DJI dominates the drone market
Because there isn't any competition at that price. You can't say they've copied somebody else when there isn't anyone else who does what they do. The US demanded geofencing to keep drones away from airports and other sensitive areas, so that's why they need to talk to remote servers.
If you want a drone in the $500 - $2500 range, nothing else has the features and quality of a DJI. If the US wanted to compete we'd have a long way to go to catch up. Do we really want to deprive ourselves of such excellent machines? Communications can be monitored and vetted if we're so worried about security. And we can always add any security vulnerable areas to the geofence.
It's the apps, natch
Win7 holdout here who finally switched to Win 10. Using Classic Shell and ShutUp10 along with some other tweaks, it seems quite acceptable. Definitely easier than setting up Linux, and believe me I've tried.
I wouldn't mind switching to Linux, except I don't want to give up all the great 3rd party Windows ecosystem. Not just Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (bootleg), but pro multitrack audio, video editing, and the jillions of free or inexpensive utilities, addons, plugins, etc.
Yes it's a shame that I have to put up with any MS BS at all, but there's ways around most of it, and my machines seem to run quite well. Plus I can take advantage of modern hardware (which again is part of a huge ecosystem not available to Linux).
YMMV of course depending on your own needs, and I'm not denying MS evilness and incompetence, but every choice has tradeoffs, and so far Win10 is working for me.
US senators propose yet another problematic Section 230 shakeup: As long as someone says it on the web, you can't hide it away
AT&T’s CEO has a solution to US broadband woes despite billions sunk into the problem. You’ll never guess what it is
AI in the enterprise: Prepare to be disappointed – oversold but under appreciated, it can help... just not too much
Digital pregnancy testing sticks turn out to have very analogue internals when it comes to getting results
I think that word does not mean what you think it means
Microsoft's new "features," as usual, are more about customer lockin and revenue generation than what I would regard as improvements to the OS. And apparently most users agree with me, which is why MS wants to push them into your face.
MS would be thrilled to make Windows into a smart TV, where users simply consume content, and occasionally click the "buy" button.
No Wiggle room: Two weeks after angry bike shop customers report mystery orders on their accounts, firm confirms payment cards delinked
Hana-hana-hana: No it's not your dad trying to start a motorboat... It's Northern Gas, renewing its SAP software
Re: Slightly silly
I'm guessing the reason for your downvotes is that this is SAP we're talking about, which has a strong and well-deserved reputation. Is Oracle any better? Perhaps not, but the real point is that this is much more about marketing, politics, and perhaps even corruption than it is about sane IT management.
Re: I've an advert to sell you. Sign here. . .
Lost my faith in Bose many years ago with their 901 PA speakers.
They sounded pretty good, but they were ridiculously overpriced. Especially when teardowns showed cheap components. A knowledgeable sound person could easily put together a rig at least as good for a fraction of the price, or much better for the same.
But they advertized like crazy, created a buzz, and sold a ton of them. They may not know a lot about audio, but they definitely understand marketing -- or at least they used to. Sounds like the new bean-counters aren't as smart as the old bean-counters...
What's with all the scorn for "audiophiles?" My hearing is particularly keen, I spend a lot of money on quality gear because I can hear the difference. I also know the difference between a dB and a doorknob, and don't go for any woo-woo stuff. If you think all audio gear sounds the same, I feel sorry for you.
Internet samurai says he'll sell 14,700,000 IPv4 addresses worth $300m-plus, plow it all into Asia-Pacific connectivity
Microsoft's Bill Gates defrag is finally virtually complete: Billionaire quits board to double down on philanthropy
Microsoft pushes out fresh version of '90s throwback PowerToys suite with plenty of fixes – and one nasty bug
Well that puts paid to the idea of ever owning a Sonos, whatever that is. I guess I'll just have to keep listening to my decades-old super quality component stereo system, which works and sounds as amazing as ever. (Got a new high-end DA converter that makes even digital audio sound good.) On the other hand, my hearing...
When is an electrical engineer not an engineer? When Arizona's state regulators decide to play word games
Re: thank god.....
Definitely not true. We lose some sensitivity to upper frequencies as we age, but since what we "hear" is a matter of our brain interpreting signals from our ears, there's a huge amount of estimation and interpolation going on. I may not be able to hear ultrasonic security systems in stores like I used to, but I have no problem telling clean, balanced, undistorted, wide-ranging audio from the likes of Bose.
Damn, these modern mobes are cool!
Just got thru buying a brand new Sammy S7 to replace my Asus Zenfone 2E. Love the screen, the responsiveness. Cost me $175 on ebay.
I expect this 3-year old model to last me at least 5 years or more.
Of course I'm not well to do, nor am I a heavy user. But it's clear to me that you can get a helluva device for a lot less than they're charging for the current stuff.
Same with my desktop PC, I'm rocking an i7-4771 with Win7x64, and have no need or desire to upgrade. When your main concern is functionality and not the bling factor, you realize that tech has been very very good for a while now, and you can spend your money on hookers and blow.