Memory usage in Windows 7 doesn't really reflect reality due to smart-caching. My guess is you have 4-8GB RAM and aren't really missing that 1GB that iTunes is 'using'. If an application needs that memory Windows 7 will release it.
Uhm... they're quoting the infamous Little Nicky (Nick Negroponte) for this claim. Little Nicky has a bad track record with collecting funds for his projects and "enhancing" the truth when it fits particular narratives. I hope people take his stories with a grain of salt. The MIT Media Lab Asia debacle in India and Ireland are worth having a look at.
Here is some data for you to peruse.
Michael Best (Prof at Georgia IoT) wrote a detailed article at ICT 4 Development. http://i4d.eletsonline.com/kali-creator-and-destroyer/
"According to one Indian researcher who talked to us, the bad feelings left behind are still strong enough to render Nicholas Negroponte, MIT Media Lab founder and lead wolf on OPLC, persona non grata within the subcontinent — and guarantee the rejection of any project with his name attached."
"public auditor found that after five years and nearly 50 million euros, most of which was public money, the place had produced just 24 scientific papers and 12 useless patents. While it was running, MIT Media Lab Europe "refused to tell ministers how many people it employed, what they were paid, or to provide audited accounts" http://www.zdnet.com/article/why-india-said-no-to-the-100-laptop/
"most of the Lab’s immediate senior management, some of whom were selected explicitly because of their sycophantic personalities rather than their research or management capabilities."
btw, not putting out a conspiracy theory, but it sure is interesting that Nicholas Negroponte's brother John Negroponte was the director of the CIA. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Negroponte
I lived in South Korea for three years. Sure you get blisteringly fast connection speeds (this was typical of the $25 internet package in my Seoul apt.), but you also have to deal with ass-backwards internet policies.
The worst (aside from the unnecessary censorship and porn-blocking of course!) is the government policy that requires Korean websites to use Active X plugins to verify customer IDs. This is annoying in and of itself because any time you want to do anything online with a Korean company you have to download and install some crappy piece of software just to use their website.
In addition, seeing that Active X is only supported by Internet Explorer, this mean that users of Firefox/Safari/Chrome are screwed and so Koreans are stuck using IE.
Don't worry, we'll start filling up those prisons again what with the new ban on downloading that was introduced at lightning speed by our cabinet last Thursday.
Except that no one's really accepting it.
Both the US and the entire European Union have apparently voted against the ITU's WCIT-12 plans/decisions, turning this into a tremendous clusterfuck.
I think google acquired word lens.
>Summary:Google has added Word Lens, a technology acquired last year, to its Google Translate app. The addition brings Google closer to its universal translator ambitions.
It's amazing how far adblock and some common sense goes. (Seriously though, if you don't trust it, run it through VirusTotal.)
EDIT: For those unable to trust VirusTotal, I hope you trust Google.
I've found this entire thing quite hilarious. Everyone keeps complaining about how google should wait 'just two more days' or should be flexible etc. when they are already extremely generous. The general industry standard is 45 days. You could easily say google already gave them a 45 day extension.
Microsoft also has a terrible history of responding to security vulnerability disclosures and it is nice that they finally are pressured to do it within a reasonable time frame. They also would attack security researchers that disclosed before they fixed, no matter what time frame was involved.
2 years without a fix
4 weeks without a fix, this one was really simple
7 months without a fix on a 17 year old bug
Hmm... the links seem to lead back to this post at ZD: http://www.zdnet.com/windows-threshold-more-on-microsofts-plan-to-win-over-windows-7-users-7000031070/
...Which only tags Windows 7 users are getting the free upgrade. That seems a lot more likely.
No. You can retail an American made FUCKING car at that price.
It's more like ~$1140
edit: The source article reasoning is also retarded.
American workers make 30times more than Chinese workers. Hence, a $499 iPad will retail for $14,970 ($499x30). ಠ_ಠ
Other sources show drastically different percentages, so I'm a bit skeptical about these numbers.
Edit: Here's an article that takes a closer look at the different methodologies and the consequentially varying results:
Net Market Share vs. StatCounter: Whose online measurements can you trust?
Aren't phones linked to satellite and automatically adjust with time zone info?
EDIT: I must be mistaken about android and IOS devices using GPS signals to keep track of time...
I am also surprised no one bent me over for misspelling satellite...
>The top executives of Google Inc., Yahoo! Inc. and Facebook Inc. won’t attend President Barack Obama’s cybersecurity summit on Friday, at a time when relations between the White House and Silicon Valley have frayed over privacy issues.
>The Apple boss said history has shown that sacrificing rights to privacy can have "dire consequences" on society. "We risk something far more valuable than money. We risk our way of life," he said. "We shouldn't have to trade our security for all of this information at our fingertips."
This is Apple telling Obama to go fuck himself.
You didn't read this on CNN. Or MSNBC. Or NBCNews. Because they don't report the news when the nation's most powerful tech companies are telling Barack Obama to go pound sand. They have no respect for this "president" because he doesn't command, or deserve, our respect.
I work at one of the apple call centers, the document that this article shows http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/apple-to-support-reps-do-not-attempt-to-remove-malware/3362?tag=mantle_skin;content is an actual internal document.
Fucking applepedia...its seriously the worst thing ever. 99% of the time we have to go to google just to figure out the answer to problems. I was talking to some QA people and the teir 1 guys were going nuts over this.
I'm in sales, so i get just just simply say no and send them to applecare if they have any issues B-)
Can't currently find it, but he got that question in an interview a few years ago. Basically everything's setup that others can just take over. Linus has a "trust-chain" and the people underneath him would probably be first in line. So Greg KH, Alan Cox, Ted T'so, etc.
I wouldn't worry about that, chances are way higher that he just completly retires at some point. He already doesn't do too much actual coding anymore for years now, he's just playing the combo of dictator and supervisor.
Edit, found it referenced in this article - videos of the conference are on Yt, currently too lazy to find the exact position.
Yes, it looks like debug/diagnostic code was accidentally left in the production build, which is careless.
About as careless as Apple writing cleartext passwords into a debugging log.
Hey guys you know Sony - yeah that's not their totally inept IT department, it was a foreign nation. We better get some new laws put in place to protect us from another crisis! /s
This seems to be an HP Elite Book. I can't find the exact model shown, but the only thing that would make this possible, (that I've seen done as well) is a PCI-E slot. I can't believe people are even suggesting Thunderbolt. While there are known USB ports in that spot on some models of that machine, theres no way USB is going to handle the bandwidth. It has to be PCI-E
Take a look at some of these solutions. One is nearly identical. MSI GUS and The Frankenstein Method
EDIT: Funny enough through some Googling, I seem to have found your friend again, complete with book and everything.
Ternary computers have been made. To be honest the wiki article is fairly bare-bones and you may find the references to be more interesting.
As for hard drives holding more data with more operating states, that's exactly how most solid state flash hard drives work, they increase data density by having each cell be able to represent four different states (or two bits of memory). Also, apparently 3 bits per cell is in the works, which is just ridiculous since that means a single cell has to be able to accurately read and write 8 different states.
And in other news, Korea gets Gigabit speeds for $25/month while we are left with two Milo tins and a piece of wet string so Malcolm's buddies can make profits at our expense.
> Basically, much of it is due to tight integration with the company offering the original unmodified software. So Microsoft, Google and so on allowing them back door access.
Nope, Stuxnet used 4 previously unreported zero-days:
No need for Microsoft to provide the source as its pretty easy for competent engineers to find exploits with existing static analysis tools.
Microsoft got caught shipping product that contained QuickTime code. This deal was part of the settlement. Too bad they didn't hold on to the shares. They'd be worth around ~~$6B~~ today.
Edit: It's probably more like $25B. They converted the preferred shares they had into 18.1M common shares by 2001. The stock has since split by 2 in 2005, and 7 in 2014. 18.1 * 2 * 7 * 100 = $25B.
This happened when I worked at Apple retail. If I had a 15 minute break and I wanted to leave the store, I'd waste 5-10 minutes on someone checking to make sure my phone belonged to me.
It was worse when we needed to close as managers wanted to check everyone at the same time, making us wait in the store after we've already clocked out.
edit: To clarify, it wouldn't take the manager 5-10 minutes to check our phone -- that part was quick. It was waiting for a manager to be free that took the most time.
edit 2: Looks like a class-action lawsuit was filed in CA. http://www.zdnet.com/apple-struck-with-lawsuit-over-missing-pay-packets-and-breaks-7000031904/
Heres what most likely went down...
He had the entire thing already encrypted. He had a dozen drives(making a # up there) that he used in one fashion or another and each one required a password to unlock. So when he boots up his desktop to work he would unlock the drive and gain access to its data while he was on the system.
Once he shut the system down it would become inaccessible without the proper keys (passwords) again. However if he left home to go get some food he might not want to wait for the decryption to occur again as it takes time(30 minutes? Made up time.)
So he left to get food, got popped, and called the system he had to reset the systems.
Why do this? Wouldn't locking it be enough?
No. There are methods that can be used to literally pull ram modules(the active system memory) out of a computer while its still online without damaging the system memory. Its extremely unlikely and its very rare, but governmental agencies can do it. (http://www.zdnet.com/article/cryogenically-frozen-ram-bypasses-all-disk-encryption-methods/ random ass article, but there ya are).
Once they get that memory the system must contain the right data, somewhere, to read the hard disks it had unlocked.
If you got arrested and your system was locked, not shut down, they could gain access.
Solution: Reset the systems remotely.
edit: I didn't read the article, just spit balling here.
Apple makes a 75% profit margin on an $800 item. That's the majority of their profits.
They kind of broke the idea of profit, and amassed over $140 billion dollars in cash and near cash reserves. The man managing it is said to run "the largest hedge fund in the world".
Russia just had to tap into their reserves due to the price of oil. They had an $80 billion dollar reserve and had to take $50 billion out.
So, when Apple talks about privacy, it's not hard to believe because their incentives align with it. They're already broken-profitable just selling the hardware.
That's a different incentive than a company like Google, for whom advertising makes up over 90% of all revenue.
How is this a victory in any way? The setback had nothing to do with anything regarding this matter it was caused bt two politicians fighting about a tweet.
The myth of iOS having a lower rate of piracy is bullshit. The vast majority of the pirates are in places like China where they can't obtain something any legal way, and are forced to pirate to obtain a copy. On Android, on iOS, it doesn't matter what system.
Sure I also remember reading of a press outlet being blacklisted from apple for something in can't find it ATM but here are some links with quick googling(I'm on mobile excuse formating) http://www.zdnet.com/article/apple-prs-dirty-little-secret/
This is a good example of how good apples PR is with the press. Apple knows that the press thrives on apple news and if any of these outlets say bad things apple will cut them off. (No wwdc, review units,etc)
This wouldn't be an issue if the phone companies finally implemented the European mobile ID - once a phone is reported stolen it cannot be used for anything.
Remove the value, remove the crime.
Just as an update: Facebook PR has not responded to me but the setting appears to have been changed. I just checked it and it now lists women just as "Female."
It's surprising that this was only changed now after I asked them about it, however. Violet Blue wrote about this publicly on ZDNet in January and no change was made until this morning.
Edit: As an aside, I do appreciate the hostile tone of the numerous private messages I have received. (One person even threatened to dig up and publish my address.) Reddit users generally seem to value reporters who make an effort to be fair and get all sides of the story unless it's related to women. Who knew asking Facebook for comment would work so many people into a froth?
Little bit misleading if you aren't technically savvy.
They aren't testing a new form of "broadband" rather they are testing new fiber technology which increases the link speed over existing fiber optic connections.
So it's not as if we will be getting 1.4Tbit connections to the home, rather than ISP's and large network users will be able to shift more bandwidth over their existing infrastructure without having to dig up and lay more fiber. To give a shit analogy it would be like doubling the capacity of a motorway by squeezing 6 lanes into 3.
ZDNet article is a bit better : http://www.zdnet.com/alcatel-lucent-bt-test-1-4tbs-fiber-speeds-7000025382/
To all the 'moving to AMD' people: you're retarded. This won't affect anything you do now, in any way. There will be new sites that stream 1080p movies that you won't be able to watch without this chip. If you want to watch them, you need this chip. If you don't want to watch them, then it doesn't matter which chip you use.
The only reason to move to AMD would be if you don't want to directly or indirectly support this type of DRM, but, guess what? AMD has been just as willing to do this exact same type of shit, too. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/hardware/how-amd-hopes-to-turn-things-around-by-adding-drm-directly-to-the-cpu/355
Perhaps in desktops, but they hold a lot more of the mobile market and tablet market
Thank you! Finally someone who knows what they're talking about.
The wikipedia page on Data Erasure is pretty good at describing both the historical standards (including that 1996 paranoia that was due to sloppy tolerances in hard drive manufacturing), and the current info:
Another common mistake in this thread are the recommendations to use application level software to overwrite the media. Those will miss any bad or almost-bad blocks that the hard drive's firmware had re-mapped. Far better to use the SECURE ERASE command that has been built into virtually all hard drives this century -- it will both not ignore the remapped blocks, and it will do the appropriate number of overwrites of the data for the media in question.
>Something like 90% of websites that use SSL encryption — [green lock] — use an algorithm called SHA-1 to protect themselves from being impersonated. This guarantees that when you go to [green lock for facebook.com] , you're visiting the real Facebook and not giving your password to an attacker.
Well this isn't really true per se. The signing authorities use these stronger algorithms in an attempt to prevent people from creating fake certificates that appear to be signed on behalf of them .. thus being trusted by your browser. This has been demonstrated through collisions with MD5. SHA-1 or SHA-2 doesn't mean a CA hasn't been hacked, tricked, or otherwise purposefully given out a certificate to an unauthorized party. You're still at the mercy of your trusted root certificates. This can be prevented or severely limited with certificate key pinning.. which is quite different.
Microsoft China have clarified their position on this. China is getting no special treatment - support for XP will end in China on the same day that it ends in the rest of the world.
I think this is the big reason Starbucks is going with PMA. They want to be able to transmit some form of marketing message to justify the expenditure.
This is why I would prefer QI. A charger should just be a charger, no communication with the device.
It's already been shown that you can exploit phones using a charger.
The camera currently protrudes by more than 0.2mm. By 0.77mm to be exact. If they manage to eliminate the protuberance, it'd be due to more than the new casing. Perhaps because of the camera itself becoming thinner.
Misleading linkbait story. HP has actually reduced the number of Windows 7 PCs it sells since August 2013. It currently sells 68 PCs running Windows 8 and five running Windows 7. http://www.zdnet.com/hp-bringing-back-windows-7-pcs-not-so-fast-7000025351/
You really should be careful about encouraging violent reactions. Someone, like The Hammer Granny, might take you seriously: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/ip-telephony/75-year-old-woman-smashes-up-local-comcast-office-with-hammer/2605
But it's worth noting: Comcast achieved incompetence level Expert more than half a decade ago.
Please read this:
Nokia: We're still HERE on Windows Phone: http://www.zdnet.com/nokia-were-still-here-on-windows-phone-7000034055/#ftag=RSS0966a21
Upvote this so people stop whining
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He's already been on record as being neutral- to pro-systemd for quite some time now, typically taking the stance of "that's userspace, that's not really my domain."
It's not just the House of Reps it's all of the government trying to pass this stupid fucking shit over and over: http://www.zdnet.com/article/white-house-wants-congress-to-revisit-controversial-cispa-style-cybersecurity-laws-after-sony-attack/
Microsoft sends threatening letters to Android phone maker saying they are infringing their patent, asks for royalties or threatens to sue, and they have 100s of other secret patents they might be infringing. Android company coughs up money.
Keeping the patents secret means an Android phone company does not know its going to step on a Microsoft patent land mine.
Also, many of the patents are simple and obvious, putting a link on a the desktop, it's highly likely any less than brain dead programmer would independently develop the same simple code. It's sometimes so bad it like patenting buttering bread using a knife. Don't believe me? Amazon patented photographing people in front of a white background. The US patent system, especially software patents, is a joke.
New Zealand banned software patents.
>"The patents system doesn't work for software, because it is almost impossible for genuine technology companies to create new software without breaching some of the hundreds of thousands of software patents that exist, often for very obvious work," Matthews said.
Ok, I think this article is way too slanted, the author a little too hungry to tear Apple a new one.
First, this was just one image out of many. It's not clear whether all the images were doctored or it was just this one. Second, the judge handled both tablets so it's not like he didn't know their physical form factor. And third, the injunction has been partially lifted now.
It's worth noting that the problem was with the .NET runtime, not the C# language. Microsoft's new Project N is showing much more promise.
Dude, they already outsource Captcha solving. If there's money to be made there will be someone there to make it, come hook or crook.
Happens pretty often. One of the first things Sadella did when Ballmer retired was downsizing Nokia. Sadella did not view Nokia as favorably as Ballmer did, and, as a result, 18,000 layoffs occurred.
Miyazaki isn't a CEO, so it is not apples to apples, but one man leaving a company can have significant ripple effects. Pet projects of one CEO may be dead weight to the next.
But with 8.1 you literally never have to look at the tiles. Simply **Ctrl + S to search for things, you can have it boot straight to desktop.
I feel like a lot of times, though I assume not in this case, the people don't like it have never used it. Just spread what they hear.
**EDIT: It's Win Key + S not Ctrl
Something has been lost in translation here. What Satya Nadella meant was Microsoft will ship windows on different form factors (tablets, phones, PCs, servers etc) from the same code-base.
The OS kernel will more or less be the same. However the UI experience will be vastly different as you can imagine.
Mary Jo Foley explains it well here - http://www.zdnet.com/what-one-windows-really-means-and-doesnt-7000031917/
Yep. And don't forget the naysayers such as Christopher Dawson
>So when will Apple finally jump on the train? If Flash isn't a universal standard, it's about as close as you can get for web multimedia. The sorts of ongoing development using Flash Media Server, whether targeting mobile or desktop devices, are quite compelling. Real-time video and audio collaboration? Check. High-performance web gaming? Check. 3D visualization and modeling? Check. Further death knells for the desktop computer? Check.
>I give Apple a year until they cave. Android tablets will just be too cool and too useful for both entertainment and enterprise applications if they don't.
Linus Torvalds is a fan, and the display is supposed to be better than any Apple retina.
It sort of makes sense if you do all of your work on Google Apps.
But it's not really designed for widespread adoption. It's to prevent hardware designers from thinking that Chrome OS is only for very low end netbooks.
Indeed Microsoft still claims to own something like 300 patents on the Linux kernel and has undertaken "licensing" agreements with small companies that simply use Linux.
Seems you don't know about the Java Ask Toolbars at the Installer:
Because Apple wont allow it. Read this for more information, but basically, any open sourced license similar-to or based-on GPL will be pulled from the App Store because they conflict with Apple's own licensing.
South Korea has a pretty bizarre history with microsoft, specifically. See: http://www.zdnet.com/south-koreans-use-internet-explorer-its-the-law-7000022827/
That said, oh boy am I glad im nowhere near that or any job supporting that.
You would think that. And you would be wrong. We keep making the same mistakes over and over.
More RNG fails:
In 1998, the Arizona Pick 3 lottery (Pick 3 digits, 0 - 9) ran daily for over a month before someone noticed that it never picked 9. http://catless.ncl.ac.uk/Risks/19.83.html#subj5
Scientific Games' quick pick system never picks the last horse: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/projectfailures/software-bug-prevents-big-brown-quick-pick-racing-payoff/789
It will be much easier to know when a game has issues, or is just not a good game. Devs will loathe to admit it, but they abused the fact that returns are so difficult with day 1 DLC and buggy early releases. This is just the market reacting.
Valve faced legal pressure in court over their previous return policy:
It was extremely unfriendly towards consumers, and the new policy is a huge leap forward in fixing that. It's a big win for people that love games, because passionate devs will be able to take advantage of increased customer confidence in the marketplace - when too much shovelware gets pushed out, good games suffer. People are going to shovel it right back towards devs and publishers now!
I uninstalled FB app a while ago and instead use the web app.
The main benefit is a MUCH better battery life. Facebook was the main cause of my batter draining even if I never used the app. Little known fact: FB "reopens" the app in background once every ten minutes to ping your location. It's essentially abusing privileges given to "VOIP" and location type apps to track you for ad purposes... At the cost of your battery: See: http://www.zdnet.com/article/insane-iphone-battery-drain-disable-facebook-apps-location-services/ Of course, I also notice that I save tons of time from not being dragged back in to FB every time a notification comes in. Now I use Facebook when I want to, not the other way around.
The experience is pretty spot on with the native app, and aside from an occasional visit to the ugly log in screen, My overall FB experience is FAR better.
It's because they would have to pay licensing fees to include that functionality, and I guess didn't think it was an important enough feature to justify the cost. This breakdown is from an estimate regarding the cost of adding licenses to Windows 8, which would be a lot more expensive to cover than Nintendo's install base, but you see how it adds up.
It's technically possible to play DVDs on a Wii, but that seems to be done using software that circumvents or just avoids paying the for license, which is one of the many reasons those mods are unsanctioned by Nintendo.
I'm not positive but I think vlc simply ignores unskippable tags on movies, pirated or otherwise. After all, vlc is technically illegal already; they don't really give a shit and we love them for it.
(they're illegal in the USA, but they're based in France where you can't copyright software, like the dvd decryption library that legit players like powerdvd use legally.)
Edit: here's ed Botts description as to why. Sorry, was on a phone before coffee this morning and should have posted a citation. Still am on the phone actually.
Linked article doesn't directly reference source material.
There's much better coverage out there that didn't take 2 days to come together.
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EDIT: decided to check... yup this is a /r/technology xpost
I also read that the suicide rate in Foxconn factories is actually lower than the surrounding region. So technically Foxconn factory workers are less likely to commit suicide than others in the region.
Edit: article explaining
Actually, they did.
> I went back and asked the Bing folks again, noting that I couldn’t figure out if this was a verbose way of admitting Bing was copying or a denial.
>Here’s the new statement, attributable to a company spokesperson:
>“We do not copy Google’s results.”
Someone on Okcupid did a great study on this. You can find it Here
Basically, someone posted the same profile under 10 different accounts, but each account had a different photo. Unattractive guys got 0 messages. The most/more attractive male got 38 messages. Attractive women got 100's of messages and less unattractive still got 40+ messages.
Nope it used to be like that, but they changed it ages ago. Now it is only devices that visit the play store in the last week:
> Each snapshot of data represents all the devices that visited the Google Play Store in the prior 7 days.
Heck, DEF CON even told the feds they outright weren't welcome in 2013.
That was also the same year that General Keith Alexander gave the keynote at Black Hat. Props to the guy for continuing with his talk (there were rumors that he was going to cancel it), but it wasn't exactly the most... supportive crowd that year.
Whoever wrote this article doesn't know what they're talking about and couldn't be bothered performing a simple Google search, which would have brought them on this page that explicitly talks about continuing support for ATMs.
It's based on a full reverse-engineering of the way XP activation worked. XP's WPA activation is based on 10 components and you can change any 3 without requiring a reactivation, but on the majority of machines, the mobo will account for at least 3 of those components, and few people upgrade or replace a mobo on its own with absolutely no other changes.
When you factor in all the costs, most people...
Yep, and if you arrest enough mailmen, they stop delivering the mail.
I've seen one case posted (can't find link), where someone talked about his house being raided in the middle of the night (wife, kids) because of some of the traffic on his tor node. He decided not to keep running the node.
And the security is discussed here: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/berlind/dan-egerstads-tor-exit-nodes-get-him-arrested-and-proves-a-point-i-made-in-july/900
Nothing's completely secure.
It basically most of the complaints originated from the time around the Amd buyout. Before Amd owned ATI the drivers sucked so bad there was a non affiliated person fixing their drivers under the name Omega drivers. Using third party drivers was the only way to get extra speed and stability but not everyone used them. The Catalyst suit they had at that time was so big it slowed down most computers. It Took AMD a long time to fix the mess that was the ATI drivers.
The heat problem that everyone talks about came from the time not long after AMD bought it when some manufacturers put cheap fans on the cards (which wasn't AMD's fault). I had one of those cards with a bad fan and it sounded like a jet engine and would reach 87C at full load. That has also changed once the manufactures stopped being cheapskates. The odd thing is Nvidia also had similar problems with some cards like the GTX480. The problem with being a Fanboy of any product is they always seem to forget about that negatives and only see the positive. source Honestly heat problems still pop up on some brands so i always wait for reviews so i don't buy a dud.
So most of the bias came from past problems that have been fixed or has to do with the brand they bought.
There are also some that believe that AMD doesn't update their drivers enough which is fair, but frequent updates can also cause problems if they aren't tested long enough. The Nvidia 196.75 driver had problems with burning up graphics cards so is sometimes a good idea to beta test drivers longer. source
All in all i think both cards are good and both have their positives and negatives but after hearing what Nvidia pulled I will probably go AMD again.
The fight changed really.
It's like the closing of the number one bug for Ubuntu^1, it happened, but not in the way that anybody imagined at the time.
Seriously, if you are a public servant and are such good friends with someone that you co-own a boat together then you really shouldn't be giving them a job.
"Bumping" does not require NFC. There was an app, oddly called Bump for both iOS and Android that popularized the bump interaction model.
Link to the actual real article by Mary Jo who actually researched through primary sources and wrote the original content, instead of this shitty add-nothing article.
Fuck this Computer World blog spam.
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I couldn't agree more with this, especially after learning about stuff like facebook's shadow profiles built without any user input.
I think at this point trying to actively manage your public persona is a better option than trying to hide it entirely.
This is also a really good overview of why not to worry so much:
Also why WiFi sense is not a security risk:
Everybody that uses apple products uses Bing. By which I mean it is the default. And ofcourse, you can change default settings.
EDIT: Downvoted for stating a fact? LOL. Links added. Read your heart out.
Soluto actually listed a Macbook Pro as being the most reliable Windows laptop on the market. The hardware, especially the touchpad, is hard to beat.
Highly do not suggest raid 5. Do raid 10 instead (preferred) or raid 6. This is just one example of why not to ever use raid 5 again but just google it for more. http://www.zdnet.com/blog/storage/why-raid-5-stops-working-in-2009/162
the TL DR is that with drives 1TB and larger your chance of having an uncorrectable error during a rebuild becomes unreasonably high and most controllers dump the whole volume in that case.
At the moment, they are forcing end users to use Windows XP, if my understanding is correct. Something along the lines of the way you authenticate yourself online in South Korea by an ActiveX blob that depends on an old version of Internet Explorer, which will not run in anything newer than WinXP. And "thou shalt use this blob of ActiveX" happens to be specified by law.
So, not sure if it'd be exactly "moving to open source system named X" but rather "this time when we select a new way to do things, let's try to make sure we can port it later if we need to do so".
Edit: Okay, apparently legacy support on Win7. Details. (Actually same link as posted by /u/socialisthippie - "south korea activex" gives quite a few hits in your favourite search engine.)
How is a guy looking at you the same thing as a guy lifting the backside of his phone in front of your face?
It has a light but it has also been rooted already with many mods to come in the future.
Have a read here: http://www.zdnet.com/google-glass-let-the-evil-commence-7000014733/ This is from a year ago.
There seems to be this creeping idea that America is starting to pass a bunch of laws that give it a foothold in pretty much any country it wants. Although here in the UK we seem to already have a chummy-chummy best-pals-forever relationship with America where America can ask for any of our peeps to stand trial in the US and we can ask America for the same thing, although America will just laugh and, I don't know, make jokes about our teeth or something like that and then say no.
High end shit like this is almost always you paying for the name not quality. Hell, dudes from the Audioholics forum couldn't tell the difference between an expensive Monster 1000 cable and a fucking coat hanger.
The funnier thing is that computer algorithms are now better at humans at deciphering captchas. An automated system would probably even enter the correct phrase in this instance.
And Facebook makes accounts for EVERYBODY, even if you never visited the site!
Thank your friends for talking about you on Facebook like if there were no tomorrow.
Still beating this old story? Nobody seems to realize just how huge Foxconn is.
If you take the suicide rate of their employees and compare it against the Chinese average, Foxconn employees are significantly less likely to commit suicide.
Also, it is lower than the US's rate.
Looks like it's only server side .NET that is going OSS/cross-platform. That is, client-side libraries like WinForms/WPF aren't a part of that.
So if you're writing server software, then there might not be a lot of reason to invest in Java, but client apps that want a UI on Linux/OSX will (source).
Most people don't know about Azure, because it's there for businesses, it's not there for the consumers to use, it's certainly a profitable business though. Windows Phone, I'll give you that much, that hasn't caught on.
>Skydrive: plenty of other competitors and has no advantage.
That's a little debatable. Skydrive gives all previous users 25 GB of free storage, and 7 GB for new users, that's more than any of the competitors. It also has Office Web apps which integrate very nicely with office products, and it has apps for iOS, and soon Android.
>Xbox: they could lose all their marketshare easily, look at the huge shifts in the previous console wars.
Sure they could, but as of now it's pretty profitable.
>Hotmail: people are leaving to gmail.
True, but they still have more users than Gmail.
I think when it gets down to it, if you look at how evenly Microsoft's wealth is spread,and then compare it to Apple and Google, it's a lot more evened out. See here. If Apple didn't have the iPhone and iPad marketshare, they would be severely crippled, if Google lost their ad division, they would go bankrupt in a year.
Of the big three tech companies today, I think Microsoft would be the hardest to kill. That's the point that I'm trying to get across.
Note that it took 2 weeks and one flaw to hijack Safari/Mac OS X, whereas it took 5-6 weeks and three flaws to do the same on IE8/Windows 7.
In a similar case, I'll point you here.
In short; in 1999 the Civil Liberties group 'Stand' sent an encrypted confession to a real crime to Jack Straw. Under the proposed law, Jack Straw would be responsible for disclosing the keys to the encryption or face 2 years in prison.
It's not risk free in the sense you can easily be robbed, too, as has happened multiple times.
That's just a few of the escrow type sites that hold bitcoins much like what paypal does for cash. Direct transactions are even less secure, as once they have your money you have literally no way to get it back if the "product" isn't delivered.
Dear Open Source Jesus,
Please keep Linus safe from any and all criticism. Please pave the way for him to remove any trace of the dirty SJWs and their shared pointers and other stuff I'm afraid of from my /usr/src. Please inflict Lennart with a painful RSI so that he won't be tempted again to argue against POSIX compatibility. Please make sure to continue requiring a Y chromosome for any merges to mainline.
We ask this in the name of your Exalted Servant, Linus Torvalds
That backblaze "report" has been debunked numerous times. Basically, you can't draw conclusions about consumer-grade HDDs used in a high-demand server enviroment that is not optimal. HDDs were exposed to high temperature and vibration and there's no estimating how much load was put on spesific disks.
I have 3TB seagate (st3000dm001) and it's been performing great. It's quick (thanks to the bigger capacity platters), uses pretty little power (and produces heat) and it's quiet. Also it tends to have the best GB/$ as well.
You can never buy a HDD "If I buy this one it will work forever and no need for backups". Always back up stuff you can't replace. When getting a new HDD, best thing to do is to write it full with HD tune or similar and make it verify the write. If no errors whatsoever, you propably have a good drive. They tend to break right from the start or after years of use due to wearing out.
The "booth babe" was not a female developer, she was a booth babe and had no problem with the description: I contacted her and asked. John Gruber lied about who she was and never apologized. The whole story is here.
Xeni Jardin removed all posts on BoingBoing about me (and all instances of "violet" and "blue" (removing lots of other content, including other authors' posts) and never explained why, except to say that I was a bad person. We were formerly lovers, and I suspect that is the real reason. The posts were subsequently quietly restored after much embarrassment on BoingBoing's part and no credible explanation was supplied for her actions.
I sued Ada Mae Johnson for using my name and occasionally my likeness to get her to stop using my name, especially as she was doing "signings" dressed as me and starting to do "sex ed" and "geek girl" porn - as me. I only filed suit when a) she emailed me saying she "was almost done with my name" and I had asked her to stop many times. I did not ask for money or expenses when I won the suit.
I attempted to file a restraining order against a stalker who emailed me stating he was going to spend the rest of his life ruining my name, and one of the channels he was using was the Wikipedia page about me. He published my home address on the page about me. Not a lawsuit. And the judge didn't understand what online stalking was, but he left the filing open so I can re-file for the restraining order anytime.
I didn't know about any account blocks for former partners, so that last one is news to me.
I hope that clears things up. Can you now talk about the article and stop talking shit about the article's author?