Re: Title to long :whaa:
Have you got a Ferrari laptop? That's fast no matter what variation of Linux you're running.
Is that with X running or just command line?
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"That said, a leak of its internal code could cost Twitch far more in terms of competitive advantage."
Unlikely. Nothing they do is revolutionary. It's far more likely to reveal a vast array of security issues, bad code practices and potential grey deals.
Be prepared for the bad guys to find exploitable code these long before they are patched.
Oh, and expect to receive SMS and email phishing about a Twitch account you don't have.
Welshman living in England here. I concur that availability of national football on terrestrial TV is definitely skewed towards England, but then so is the population.
National reporting on the BBC always seems to prioritise English (especially South-East) stories, but then again, maybe that is due to geographical population dispersion and therefore relatively proportional and un-biased. I don't think it's conclusive or obvious.
However, I'd really like it if the BBC (and other media outlets) were tougher with political interviewees and stopped booking those who side-stepped or waffled nonsense. Of course, if they did this then there would be no political interviews.
The most successful politicians are those that give only the illusion of an answer.
Reading the verdict, it seems Proofpoint have persuaded the court that writing an MTA, using heuristics, classifying content or behaviour, specifying policies and taking action based upon policies and classification are their trade secrets.
Anyone with a working knowledge of coding would assert that they are some of the required steps in creating an email filtering/security solution and are not unique to Proofpoint.
Unless he ripped off the source code directly, this is an appalling outcome for competition and innovation.
There was a glut of "cisco certified" chaps running around in the late 90s.
They paid a grand for 2 weeks of instruction and came out with a CCNA or whatever it was then.
I remember taking one out to a customer's site and he got all excited because he'd never worked on a real bit of Cisco kit before, only lab stuff.
I preferred the Checkpoint tech. He knew his kit inside and out.
You can compare Google Docs and MS Office online, but not the desktop version. I run up against the limitations of the online versions regularly and end up giving staff a desktop version of MS Office.
Maybe with the advent of Web Assembly that will change things but I'm not holding my breath.
Secondly, there are many bespoke and off-the-shelf programs that require a Windows client OS. Only when the program vendors start making cross-platform versions will things change.
Windows desktop is here to stay in the business workspace until MS themselves get bored of it.
In the UK a combination of EISEC and Advanced Mobile Location SMS is used to geo-locate emergency service callers. This shouldn't be affected by the proposal since transmitter information and/or a phone-based AML protocol is followed.
I know a lot of people are saying nothing will change, but what this does is stop the phone companies saying that it's impossible or too expensive to implement when the relevant authority asks how privacy can be improved. Of course this will happen right after we start seeing flying pigs.
How about asking a few questions when you first boot up or log on as a new user?
What will you be using this computer for (tick any that apply):
- social media
- browsing the Internet
- managing your company IT systems
and then make useful tools visible for that user. The same way some IDEs do.
That way I can easily access what I need in 1-2 clicks rather than 6 just because Joe Bloggs doesn't need to access "Mail 32 bit" from control panel but I do.
There is a genuine opportunity for the government to have closed-door negotiations in relation to an effective swap with Anna Sacoolas.
Both parties will now have pending criminal charges but the money involved and the apparent win for supporting US businesses could have a massive influence on the the Biden administration acquiescing.
Not that I actually think it will happen. We've seen how poor the UK gov is at negotiating.
Sounds like HPE expect to lose and have crossed the right palm with silver to get ahead of the civil judgment.
They haven't been able to bring a criminal case to trial.
Please correct me if I'm wrong but... if there's no criminal case to answer in the UK, then he can't be extradited... or have I mis-read the treaty?
Actually it appears in part of their desire to ensure continuing western investment in the IT infrastructure.
India doesn't want to be the cheap option, they want to raise prices and quality but not lose investment as they level-up with western nations.
It will also come in handy for the security services, and for investigations into tax avoidance among multinationals (including MasterCard).
That would just give the government another way of generating income from/controlling the poor.
Got money? Pay and pass the tests when you need to. Have a high-powered car even if you don't need it.
Not got money? You're stuck in the low-powered cars whatever your needs might be.
The interest rate covers the fact that lots of loans don't get paid back.
After a few years, the loans are sold on to other companies. Mine were sold on to CreditSafe once I started making payments. They then ignored my every attempt to defer once my pay dropped below the threshold.
And non-profits can still spend potential profits on wages, investments or hold reserves.
I was in the first year that the modern student loan system was introduced but I was also able to get a grant like those who came before me. It took me a while but I paid it off when I eventually found a decently paying gig. I had 5 years of loans that roughly equated to 1 year (9k) under the current system.
I think grants for UK students should be brought back for high-need (not high-demand) courses. So there is a financial incentive to study STEM etc. The grants and fees need to be proportional to the costs, demand and quality of the course and its qualification. And yes, grants should be means-tested.
The current system of excessive charges for all courses just creates additional government debt without the realistic expectation of students on second tier courses repaying their fees. The Blair idea of everyone going to Uni was idealistic. Everyone should have the opportunity if it's right for them and their career. Not everyone needs a degree and the associated debt.
When you install VS you can choose what you want in it - there's no need to install everything you'll never need. So I frequently go back in and remove bits in-between projects.
It does seem to use load-on-demand for some tools but giving you the option of profiles with more fine-grained control for when you just need particular tools/languages would be nice.
VS git is really bad:
It is usable if you keep stuff simple but prefer VS Code.
Having said that I don't find git to be particularly intuitive outside of push/pull on clean, single-branch, fully synched repos.
"Bitcoin's inherent value is in it's relative anonymity and freedom from transaction charges levied by middlemen."
Bitcoin isn't free from transaction charges. The scaled charges that seem to have flourished in some places have created a multi-tier system which can cause long delays for low value transactions. But I guess "you get what you pay for."
I agree that there are better alternatives in the coin-market though.
Since we're moving away from cash, Visa and MC are getting even more powerful.
Sure BritCoin is one option, but they might be better looking at ways of running a parallel payments system within the UK.
China, India and probably a few other countries have their own systems that don't rely upon Visa and MC so we know it's entirely viable.
I often get "the phones are down" or "we're all having problems".
When in actual fact, one person can't dial properly or understand that a number might be out-of-service.
- Me: "Have you tried calling the number from your mobile?"
- User: "It's not working when I call them from my mobile either."
I wait for the penny to drop... it never does.
Current example of this is my daughter's Faeces Book account getting hacked and the email and phone number changed. Then they deleted the account for some reason. All automated efforts to fix this fail and there's no obvious way of contacting a human at FB to get it sorted.
She's since learnt the benefit of setting up MFA so at least she'll be better protected in future.
Still, it's a shame for her as there were a gazillion photos on there of her late mother.
I think we've all been that guy at some point.
I was on the phone to my ISP because the Internet had been down since they'd installed it a couple of days before. The installer had thought it was just waiting for the service to be activated.
They took me through the usual checks on the router: power, cables in right place, reboot etc.
It eventually dawned on me that the installer had put the WAN cable in a LAN port and vice-versa. It felt so stupid for not seeing it myself and apologised profusely.
It was just one of my own ID10T moments... there have been a few.
Sorry to be a dick but in the UK there are some decent protections under rights of termination for all of the above (for a car see "Halves & Thirds" rules).
Likewise most consumer contracts are pretty much unenforceable in a court room.
If however, you're talking about company-based contracts, then yeah, more often, you're f#cked.
I actually like their model - not 100% though. Apprenticeship wages can be rather low so paying a trainee a reasonable wage but garnishing their pay if they leave early seems like a decent benefit to the trainee. I don't think the training costs are entirely reasonable in this case though.
"Cyberspace" I am entirely fine with. It's been around a while and just feels right as a term.
However, politicians and marketers using the word "cyber" on it's own (as a blanket term for pretty much anything computer-related) is what grates.
Actually, thinking about it... pretty much anything a politician or marketer says pisses me off.
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