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Re: It's dead
Dead as Norwegian Blue parrot?
Re: Targets Vs Cost
Also, the late running targets are only measured at the terminating station, not any intermediate station, so you can be as late as you want everywhere except the last stop without any problem.
I seemed to recall this was being clamped down on, as train companies were adding unnecessary time on between the final two stations to try and "catch-up". You had the anomaly that the inbound journey could take two or three times longer than the outbound journey due to this padding.
Targets Vs Cost
Anytime you have a performance target, people will try to achieve it the cheapest/simplest way, which may not be the way you intended. The NHS have discovered this on numerous occasions with hospitals fiddling waiting lists.
Re: Guns can actually be quite dangerous
Sorry to be a pedant, but the press release you linked to says that 172,000 guns were stolen during burglaries, with the other 60,000 stolen during other property crimes.
Re: Guns can actually be quite dangerous
Just to put some context on those figures:
- Number of under 19s in the US: Approx 83 million. That works out at one death per 29,000.
- Population of UK. Approx 63 million. That's one death per 36,500.
Re: I'm glad my cell phone isn't smart...
Anyone who buys a fitness tracker doesn't understand that resistance training (picking up heavy shit), not cardio is the core of actual fitness, which doesn't need tracking so long as you can count up to 10.
Everyone is different. Some people, like yourself, like picking up heavy shit. Some people, however, like cardio work (Running, cycling, swimming, etc) and would like to keep track of their workouts.
FoI only applies to public sector bodies. Experian are private sector so immune to FoI.
You might be better off using the Data Protection Act(s) to get them to tell you what they know about you. How much meta-data they give you (e.g. where they got the data from) is another mater.
@AMBxx Re: Roaming - just don't care
Sounds like you're on a really naff O2 tariff. On our O2 business contract, cross-net mobile calls are the same as O2<>O2 mobile calls and are included in our bundled minutes.
Are you sure you're not calling any 07 personal numbers? These do cost an arm and a leg and usually aren't included in any bundles.
@tim Re: Kill it with fire!!!
What needs to happen is browsers need to start a connection to a server with only TLS 1.5 (assume a time traveler with from 2020), then when that fails, drop back to 1.4 and so on..
This is why sysadmins are encouraged to disable old protocols (SSL, TLS 1.0, etc) as a downgrade attack would force you to use a know broken channel. All you're replacing is TLS 1.4 for TLS 1.0 (for example)
@A/C Re: Kill it with fire!!!
Write a drop-in replacement for OpenSSL which drops all legacy code pathways, and only supports TLS 1.2...
Isn't that what the LibreSSL folks are doing? Taking OpenSSL, stripping out old modes, and cleaning up some of the APIs?
Or someone's had *too* much coffee...
AWS revenues for the year are also predicted to reach $10bn
And how much profit did Amazon make on that...?
Why do corporates pay for these celebs to attend their conferences?
I can't believe that Amazon's web pages have shrunk. Scrolling on their website is a shining example of a terrible user experience.
Re: Daily reboot...
Mitel phone systems have a default to reboot once a week at three in the morning.
Re: This points to use of some pretty specialized equipment
Or the FBI were so desperate to get into the phone, they paid the silly amount of money the hacker asked for.
Supply & demand...
Re: Sex Education
Marriage is a long-term commitment that usually ends in misery. Sex is fun and enjoyable
You're right, sex is fun and enjoyable. But what about spending the rest of your life dealing with the unplanned aftermath of those 15 seconds of fun? (i.e. children)
Re: "War on Smut"
Don't forget the War on Terrorism. Look at how that's made the world a much safer place!
Adults seem to forget what it was like during puberty, with hormones raging through their bodies.
pornography is a public health hazard leading to a broad spectrum of individual and public health impacts and societal harms
Pornography, in itself, isn't a public health hazard. Not educating teenagers about the realities of sex is the health hazard.
Talking to children in an open, frank, non-confrontational way about sex is the best way to improve sexual health.
Sweeping sex under the carpet and trying to hide porn will only lead to children finding out about sex by trying. And that's precisely what we want to avoid!
Back in the day, Microsoft & Intel combined managed to force regular updates to PCs & servers. With Windows having peaked at Windows 7, and newer CPUs having only moderate performance increases per core, there are far fewer reasons to upgrade.
Re: Units !
If only there was a link to "Send Corrections" to El Reg...
My late 2008 MacBook is still going strong. I've also seen people with even older MacBooks too.
Why on Earth did they roll out a change to multiple zones at once? Surely you should be changing one zone at a time, so that if you do bork a zone, the others carry on working.
Er, according to the article, CVE-2016-0128 is the Windows one. '2118 is the SAMBA one.
The military has since taken unspecified measures to improve the security of its machines
They've patched their servers.
I don't think I could bring myself to work for GCHQ with their current Big Brother "Everyone is a terrorist or paedophile" mentality.
15% increase causes overload?
How can a 15% increase in load overload a system? How hard are they sweating those assets? Surely they should be running a N+1 set up (AT LEAST!) and so should be capable of running with one node down.
From that statistic alone, I'd be blaming Telstra for failing to design their network properly, not their suppliers for supplying shoddy equipment.
3) The wings are far too small
Re: Delivery dates for innovative products that haven't gone into production yet
I hope they've solved the RAM pack wobble problem....
I always thought it was 1.21 Jigawatts...?
Will El Reg consider a paid subscription option for those of us who use ad blockers but still want El Reg to survive?
Am the only person who sees Fredkin and reads Freakin'?
Late to the party?
Cisco must have know about it for a while, as the fixed CUCM 9 came out back in September last year! The current recommended (but not latest) IOS-XE for routers was released in February.
Re: Since users too often click through those warnings.
My home router uses a self-signed SSL certificate. I think Dell DRAC (lights-out module) does too.
And these can be replaced with CA signed certs.
@Golcd Re: Conversely though
I think we need to ask: Exactly what have we been getting in the last few iterations of x86 CPUs?
At first, it was easy to see what you got from a new CPU: Faster clock, more bits (16, 32, 64) and maybe some instructions (Protected memory, virtualisation, floating point maths in hardware). This was easy for most people to understand. Then they hit the thermal wall at around 4Ghz, and had to start being smarter about the architecture.
Now, the focus is more on power efficiency (which is good), but there's less actual speed boost. Sure, more cache and cores helps to a limited degree, but does ten cores verses four cores really help the average person who uses Word, Excel or Internet Explorer?
CPUs are getting lots more baggage around them: integrated I/O, integrated graphics, more niche instructions (anyone remember the VAX CPU?), systems management, etc. But the core of a CPU is the ALU, and none of these features are going to help improve the speed of the ALU. All we're getting is (roughly) the same throughput for less energy.
Intel are being squeezed. At one end, ARM is doing (very) low power for good enough performance. At the high end, GPUs are doing the heavy parallel number crunching. What's left for Intel? They're now looking to integrate FPGAs onto the CPU die. How many people will need that?
Backup Vs Archive
This is where people lean the difference between a backup and an archive.
SMTP STS...uses the certificate authority (CA) system
That system that most people know is broken.
Which is ironic as the thick client isn't exactly responsive and smooth
But it's better than the Flash behemoth...
Re: Next maybe EMC can update Unisphere
Unisphere on my EMC kit requires Flash.
How long until vCentre goes native HTML?
Reminds me of the following joke:
Q - What's the last thing to go through a fly's brain as it hits a car's windscreen?
A - It's arse
Re: Seems to me...
It's almost like that now. O2 & Vodafone have a merged infrastructure under the Cornerstone/Beacon initative. (Something which is complicating the O2/Three merger) I think they outsource this to Aquiva.
- HPE spins out enterprise services business into CSC
- Former Sun CEO Scott McNealy has data on 1/14th of humanity
- Don't tell the Cabinet Office: HMRC is building its own online ID system
- Geniuses at HMRC sack too many staff! Nope, can't do it online. FAIL
- Booming sales of flippy detachables offers hope to glum PC market