True, but it does spend a lot of time making DNS requests to checkonline.home-assistant.io
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Hmmm Wiser, there's no nominative pre-determination there. So is this the foreshadowing of how the internet ends? hopefully not. I can see some of the news outlets and indeed Google committing further self harm implementing this out of intergalactic stupidity. Interestingly though I suspect there will be whole load of website owners who don't do this and they will gain the advantage from remaining open.
Re: Beautiful? Really?
Agreed the RiscOS 2 look was much nicer than the RiscOS 3. NeXTstep looks ok but its elements take up way too much screen space, also I'm a guy who has 3x 27" screens (1440p) and likes his apps running maximised. Jumping from an Acorn to a PC I found main menus and toolbars a step backwards as they took up screen space.
Re: RISC OS always used three buttons
RiscOS is where I started with computers and man was that UI good and consistent, a level of consistency Windows, OSX and Linux could only dream of. The middle click menu in all applications was a joy. You can imagine my despair when my parents bought a PC and I had to do ungodly things like click toolbar buttons and go to the top of an application for the bloody menu as well as hold shift and ctrl. A single mouse button shows nothing but contempt for your users especially when you then put the charging usb port on the bottom.
Well criminals don't obey the laws anyway hence the name so what we assume they'll magically obey the laws when communicating with their peers? All this does it make it easier for us to fall prey to criminals, the ONLY mitigation is strong encryption and nothing else. Whoever came up with this legislation is a moron of apocalyptic proportions and too stupid to do anything other bang rocks together and they might even be too thick even for that.
Although systemd might not be the best possible solution humanity could come up with it is better than the shell script forerunner. Having a simple method of setting up a service is a good thing, just recently I've configured mysql and postgres to not start until the network is up and iscsi based volumes are mounted, this is was trivial to set up with systemd the old way of buggering about with run levels was less than fun.
I'd love to hear the actual problems with systemd (apart from the binary logs and it not being unix-y i.e. does one thing and only one thing)
Re: This shouldn't happen
But that signal is only the protocol (and yes an app with the same name), what you do before or after that in regards to messages and user accounts is entirely up to the developer. There's nothing to stop the whatsapp developers getting the text content from the input box encrypting one via the signal protocol to your mate and sending one to facebook.
Re: Modern Slavery
I wonder if anyone has done any sort of analysis on the costs of say a developer leaving and hiring a new one because I'd wager that the cost of hiring someone new would be more than that of giving the original developer higher wages (assuming that's their reason for leaving of course), by the time you've factored in writing a job ad, posting on various places, reading CV's, interviewing etc.. added to that the amount of time the new hireling is going to take getting up to speed, and any finders fees from an agent, its got to be more expensive than the pay rise.
This is the problem with using sensors to try to work out if one is in peril or not, they lack context for what the owner is currently doing. Also you know that apple doesn't have three of each sensor (which, yes, is partially down to the space constraints), so the software will always trust the sensor is giving a correct reading.
This is so true, I remember working for a company whom customised the software for every single client so in the code there was plenty of this particularly egregious smell.
if (companyCode == "company")
Amongst other the olfactory offenders when you see a function 20,000 lines long split across 2 files it's time to run to the hills.
Remember if when being interviewed/sold too and you're told the software has grown organically politely end the interview/sales meeting there.
I'll summarise for you in short: No, in a more complete way NNNNNNNNNOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo.
Considering how inkjet printers are the reason why we went to laser in the first place the horrible flimsy, noisey, messy, slow boxes of land fill, with driver packages in the 200mb > 1GB region, then added to that DRM to prevent 3rd party ink no ability to refill and auto cartridge bricking subscriptions. Frankly Epson and HP take one of their printers and shove it (I don't care which orifice)
All of that is before we get to this crap https://www.theregister.com/2022/03/21/epson_payments_issue
Its also staggering that printers are as crap now as they were in the 80's
Re: What about those who do not use facebook at all ?
If you use firefox then I recommend the facebook container plugin, which prevents anything facebook from working on any domain other than facebook.com.
You'd be amazed how often the container icon appears on checkout forms of ecommerce sites so I'll wager facebook have screen scraped and taken your credit card details if you're not using it.
But also again as usual pi-hole, ublock origin and ghostery are your friends.
Re: Same Windows, but different
oh, oh, oh don't forget we also completely made a mess of the start menu, start menu search, prevented you from moving the task bar and we're really absolutely going put adverts into your start menu and file explorer just as soon as you've forgotten about the last time we tried to do it.
Re: Isn't it statingthe obvious that liquid cooling is more effective than air cooling?
In case anyone is wondering I've found the best anti-mould/corrosion agent is Sentinal X100 which is what we put in our central heating systems especially as the average central heating system contains the same mix of metals, seals, plastics as computer water cooling
Well I'm going to buy an A770 for a giggle to see what it's like I'm sure it'll have a similar driver mess to the early 2000 era ATI Radeon 8500XT which after the drivers were fixed was an excellent card giving rise to the legendary Radeon 9800XT. That said my GTX 1070 is still playing everything I want but I would like to play with ray tracing.
I do need to check that qemu supports resizable-bar when using PCI-E passthrough, although I think these cards support SR-IOV which which have to buy an enterpriced version of nvidia's hardware if you want that feature like what Intel do with their CPU's if you want ECC
Indeed DDR5 on chip ECC is not proper ECC its just to make sure that due to have DDR5 works electrically that an error isn't introduced during bank swaps and other normal ram operations due to smaller processes these chips are produced on and the speed they run at.
Only end-to-end checking of data between the CPU and data written to memory is ECC.
For the chap wondering which AMD boards have ECC support here's the ones I know about:
Gigabyte Aorus X570 Pro, Asrock Rack X470D4U, Asrock Rack X570D4U.
Re: I guess that's the main aim?
Quite, removing GDPR doesn't make it cheaper to do business and adding more rules (relaxed or not) makes it more expensive.
I don't want this country as a data hub it just means we'll be in the news more and more for data breaches and that'll be embarrassing.
Remember if you don't store it, it can't be stolen.