Re: Missing part
On the Monday, the boss quickly figured out that Ben was either a malicious bastard or an idiot who didn't know "oh" meant "zero", and that either way they were well shot of him.
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Archive.today/archive.is isn't open about who runs it, how it's funded, where it's based or the data's held, or anything much. It might be a one-man operation using spare capacity; that's rather how some described it back when it was being considered as an alternative to archive.org for Wikipedia references that would otherwise be dead links. If so, there are questions about whether it can continue to have enough capacity, what happens if the one guy is incapacitated or demotivated, and so on. Or it might really be a secret project of Bill Gates, the Russian government or [insert another wild theory] and the sometimes-named one man is the front. It might be beyond the reach of copyright lawyers, or it might not. It seems all we can really say is that it will "keep things from being erased from history" for exactly as long as it keeps things from being erased from history.
Or maybe you know a bit more about it and have good reasons to be confident?
Heh. But Elizabeth herself spoke French, as well as Latin and Italian. She translated poetry and prose from English to French and vice versa, wrote her own French poetry and letters in Latin and French - including at least one in French to Mary, Queen of Scots herself. She also spoke Spanish but didn't like to, what with her father's first wife being Spanish and the Armada and so on.
Her spymaster Walsingham had studied in Basel and Padua, been ambassador to France, and must have picked up a few languages too. He probably even understood the weird version of French the English still sometimes used in their laws and courts. There's a story that during the Second World War, English radio operators in south-east Asia, not being equipped with secure encryption, resorted to English schoolboy French on the basis that not even the French would understand that. English legal French was a bit like that.
Thanks, I was too hasty and it's as you say. The pdf is clear that he sent a message "So, on the one hand, an experiment is the best way to quantify the impact of battery drain. On the other hand, it's far too risky for me to advocate intentionally "degrading" a user experience-both legally and also PR-wise (plus you could actually hurt someone in an edge case).”
They weren't testing the effect of draining the battery. They wanted "to look at the correlation between latency between opening a link and the likelihood a user commented on said link." They did find a correlation: the likelihood of commenting peaks when latency's pushed up to 2 seconds.
The ex-employee reckons this amounted to significantly draining phone batteries (presumably because the app was running longer, not just when the user was looking at the screen but also when the app was running in the background).
>remanded in custody until trial, which is normal practice here in Britain when people are accused of crimes as big as this
Not really. Bail in the UK depends on various things - possibility of re-offending or interfering with the investigation or judicial process, risk of not turning up for trial, and suchlike. The simple magnitude of an alleged theft or fraud isn't an issue, so it can even seem perverse when bail's refused to a poor man accused of burglary to feed his drug habit, but granted to a rich man accused of massive fraud.
Keeping the accused in prison in the hope he might crack and confess isn't an option in UK law.
Their own blog in 2017 talks of data centers without locations or numbers, but in 2018 a report talked of leased data center space in Sacramento and Atlanta, and of moving about 20% to cloud. December 2022 reports added Portland, with Sacramento being shut down and Atlanta downsized.
The BBC podcasts might not give a median figure but otherwise are very good on the range of victims and how they were recruited, and on the big UK law firm that protected her from bad publicity. The updates after the main series include the likelihood she's still alive and was receiving information from within Europol about their investigations.
Likewise, might Musk be much more upset at the thought of Apple taking some of his prospective tick revenue than he is about losing ad income? If he wants subs to cover a serious proportion of Twitter's $5bn a year, and Apple was to take 30% of whatever part of that came in through iPhones and iPads, that $90k a week drop in Apple's advertising would be even smaller change.
>I half expect ElReg's reaction is going to be to put this account on their naughty list
Do we know of commentards being blocked for a single criticism of ElReg or is that passing swipe itself an example of distortion and a false accusation of committing "cancel culture"? Anyway, don't worry, you weren't logged in.
The monks may have found it useful for prayer-times but in Europe dividing sunrise to sunset into twelve goes back at least as far as the ancient Romans. Of course some still hankered for the old system of only dividing it into two, am and pm, and none of this new-fangled rushing around.
And Tesla? Not any more!
In Feb 2021 they spent $1.5bn on bitcoin and announced they'd start accepting bitcoin in payment. In May 2021 Musk tweeted that they weren't accepting bitcoin any more (he didn't say how much they'd taken in the three months). By July 2022, Tela had offloaded about 75% of its holding and overall, at the price of bitcoin then, was down $106m.
The downvotes may be from people who know that HP stopped giving free Instant Ink with new printers in 2020.
They had announced they were ending free Instant Ink completely but eventually agreed to honour previous commitments and continue it for the existing printers of customers already on the program. https://www.theregister.com/2020/12/17/hp_reinstates_free_tier_printing_plan/
Yes, in the US a team can make a joint application.
"[w]hen an invention is made by two or more persons jointly, they shall apply for patent jointly and each make the required oath, except as otherwise provided in this title. Inventors may apply for a patent jointly even though (1) they did not physically work together or at the same time, (2) each did not make the same type or amount of contribution, or (3) each did not make a contribution to the subject matter of every claim of the patent."