Nokia Redirecting Traffic On Some of Its Phones, Including HTTPS
This is an important point. While I think what Nokia is doing is wrong, I have so little trust in the security of my phone that I would never dream of doing online banking or anything that sensitive on it.
Especially with the various apps I've put on the phone.
A Least Half a Million Raspberry Pis Sold
I got one, hooked it up to a USB webcam, and set up a cron job to do time lapse photography. There's a utility to stitch together a bunch of stills into video, which you can actually run on the Pi itself.
Ask Slashdot: How Can I Explain To a Coworker That He Writes Bad Code?
Talk to this guy
Casio Paying Microsoft To Use Linux
Seriously, think about it - all we need is some non-microsoft company to sue casio for patent infringement, and Microsoft would argue that those patents were invalid, and get them invalidated.
Then we just have to get someone else to indemnify linux a set of Linux users to work to invalid any claimed patents of Microsoft...
Hands-On Account of Amazon's Upcoming Color Kindle
I got a kindle some months ago, and what makes it great for me is the e-ink display - both the sunlight readability, and the low power consumption which means I don't have to bring a charger on week long vacations.
I looked at the color nook in the store, and thought "oh look, a crappy iPad".
New Research Cracks AES Keys 3-5x Faster
It could weaken it if you do each round of encryption with the same key. Clearly if you use a different key for each round, it can't weaken it per your logic.
New Research Cracks AES Keys 3-5x Faster
Or "New attack reduces 256 bit key strength by two bits"
Study Says Software Engineers Have the Best US Jobs
For years my job title used to contain the word "engineer", now I'm a "systems architect".
So I tell people I used to not drive trains, but now I don't design buildings.
Whitehouse Emails Were Lost Due to "Upgrade"
Perhaps the problem is your imagining that everyone who disagrees with you is part of a coherent group. That would certainly make "them" seem like a contradictory, hypocritical, and just plain silly group of people, instead of people with different views on how this administration is bad.
(Such amazing IQ swings we see. Genius! Moronic! Brilliant! Ape-like! Bing-bam-boom! Sometimes several flip-flops in one day! One would almost wonder if the problem lies in the observers, rather than the observed.)
FuzzyDaddy hasn't submitted any stories.
Which demonstrates how I still don't get the whole message board form of communication. In a conversation, it would have been an obvious a joke. Perhaps I should have used a little winking emoticon, but I find them really stupid.
It's funny - I'm in the technology business, but I'm always behind the curve on the internet and whatever latest and greatest gadgets are out there. Somewhere along the line I've lost my appreciation for gadgets, and new and cool websites hold very little interest for me. Show me a big piece of industrial equipment, on the other hand...
Going out of business?
It's been a terrific learning experience. It's allowed me to break into the world of RF engineering. I've had a lot of good management experience. And it's been generally a good place to work.
I've got financial incentives to stay on until the bitter end, which puts me in the perverse position of hoping that the place dies sooner rather than later. I'm honor bound to do the best job I can, but I can't say that my heart's really in it.
It's kind of a "take stock" moment right now - I've got a great family, a house with a reasonable mortgage, and a lot of good prospects in the area. I've been dreaming about a shorter commute, bonuses (we've had none for a while now), perhaps stock options that are worth something.
It will be sad, though, to see the products and designs I've worked on so hard for the last few years disappear.
I2C is a pain in the ass
Arghh... at least I finally got the damn thing working this time before I pulled out the scope.
A bad portent...
Msg: *All software!
Vist.ta and Adobe(S3) 87% off goto:
I just received the above spam text message on my cell phone. This is the first spam text message I've received.
I called my service provider (the service provider formerly known as Cingular). First, I got them to rebate me $0.15 for the text message, which I did to both set a precendent and get my complaint into the system. I then asked about options for dealing with it if it becomes an issue.
At this point, my only choice is to deactivate my text messaging capability. TSPFKA Cingular has no way to filter text messages coming in. Now, I'm a very casual user of text messaging, but I do get updates from the city in case of terrorist attack or a hostage situation at my kid's school. Also, in times of marginal coverage/low battery/everyone calling because of terrorist attack/etc, it's the only thing that will go through. (I live in Washington DC, so I feel it's prudent to be prepared).
After I got my $0.15 refund, I got myself kicked up to a supervisor. I explained how text messages are an important part of my service, how if my cell phone spam goes the way of my email I'm looking at hundreds of dollars a month to pay for receiving spam, and so on. I recognize there's nothing the guy could do at the moment, but I wanted to get the complaint into the system.
I wonder where this will end up.
on 9/4/07, I received a second email spam of the stock pump and dump variety. I called Cingular for my $0.15 credit.
Just finished HP7 - no spoilers here
It was a great book, all of the loose ends were tied up. Some of the things I had guessed after book six turned out to be true, which is satisfying on many levels.
But really, I'm relieved. I've had my Slashdot filter set to screen out all comments rated less than 1 to avoid spoilers. I've minimized my looking at message boards. I heard there were a lot of spoilers on YouTube, including a video of somewith a bullhorn walking up and down a line of people waiting to buy the book, shouting out spoilers. What kind of person would want to ruin the book for a 10 year old?
Mods we need to see
So, I've just been giving mod points, and there are some new categories I'd like to propose:
-1, bad analogy
-1, overly cynical
-1, you think you're funny, but you're not
-1, unnecessarily mean
+1, attempting to see things from another person's point of view
+1, acknowledging your own mistake
A reply to my sig
I'm a little confused as to what this guys is talking about - I actually identify with the dictionary definition, which is why I posted it. Perhaps this poster thought I was being sarcastic, although I don't see why.
Also, why do people take "Naive" to mean "not cynical"? This implies being cynical is normal - who wants to be naive? - but cynicism leads to nothing but inaction.
My first foe!
When GW said he was going to "change the tone in Washington", I presumed he meant he was going to make it better.
In the end I decided that it's not just the content of spam that's bad, it's the deceptive techniques. And any reward of anyone who uses deception, no matter what the message, should not be rewarded. So I deleted it.
But I wonder how much this is the problem of spam. One in 10000 emails look interesting, so you follow it up - and suddenly you've justified the other 9999.
Random Thoughts from work at 9PM
This gets me thinking about the business of panIP. They have broad, riduculous claims. Some of the claims I'm making now I think are overly broad, but you put them in because they just might stand up.
The part of the system that seems to be broken is that, once a patent is accepted, and most are, then the threat of legal action is scary enough to most people that settling is easier. Most of the power of lawyers is the perception that they are right, and that they will win in court, or have means of harassing you until they do.
So I say, let's even up the balance of power. IT work for attorneys should cost $300/hour (including time chatting with them in the hallways.) And we should randomly threaten them with the bugbear of unfixed technology problems, network security problems, etc. Leave them in the dark and let them sweat about whether the other guy is being straight with them.
Or I may have just had too much soda to drink for this time of night.