Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1
As certs will have to move to SHA-2 or above, that means the XP users won't be able to connect any more - not an issue as far as I am concerned
Some of us want to have a website to serve all paying customers, even if they use an old operating system.
Amazon is probably the best example - any browser can shop on Amazon, since long ago Amazon realized that annoying their customers with the latest buzzword ajax "responsive" junk doesn't sell their product.
Never mentioned anything about ajax or responsive etc, only about support for SNI. Also, but of selective quoting on the part about loosing XP customers, you forgot to include the bit where I said "would rather loose XP based people that those who use the latest Chrome builds etc and won't connect because of security alerts". - in other words if one of those two sets has to be lost for some reason, I would select to loose the older XP set. Obviously it would be best to loose neither, but given a enforced choice then the XP users are toast (and they count for less than 0.5% of our users, so really not going to loose any sleep over that)
Why Google Is Pushing For a Web Free of SHA-1
Interesting, didn't know that XP doesn't support SHA-2. As certs will have to move to SHA-2 or above, that means the XP users won't be able to connect any more - not an issue as far as I am concerned (would rather loose XP based people that those who use the latest Chrome builds etc and won't connect because of security alerts).
Given this, does this mean we are getting close to a point where we can start using SNI - if people with systems that don't support SNI can't connect anyway because they also don't support SHA-2, then just go all in and switch to SNI anyway.
Are there browsers that do support SHA-2, but don't support SNI? If there are, are they a set that are actually worth worrying about?
Why Yahoo and Marissa Mayer's Over Reliance On Alibaba Could Spell Trouble
But, I have to ask... Icons? What you talkin' bout, Willis?
Greek Government Abruptly Shuts Down State Broadcaster
Apparently it's not calculated as a % of whatever the monthly bill is, it's a fixed amount of 4.30 euros (approx US$ 5.75).
I typically receive X pieces of misdelivered (postal) mail ...
The polls are obviously crucial market research being conducted by Dice.com in order to formulate their next marketing campaign.
Guess they should read their own disclaimers at the bottom of the survey, like
This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
Teaching robots to lie - what could possible go wrong...
should of been 'Teaching robots to lie - what could possibly go wrong...'
Microsoft TouchDevelop Now Runs in a Browser
Maybe it would help to have the actual URL as the original source link and not a link back to /.
Nokia Keeps Quietly Mapping The World
Look at what was Acorn Computers - they were doing badly with their actual computer sales which was the core of their business and ended up disappearing, but one of their subsidiaries (Arm holdings) is now doing very well by licensing out their designs.
Perhaps the same could happen with Nokia. Moving their focus away from manufacturing complete systems and allowing departments to focus on licencing of elements that can be used by other manufacturers could turn them into a very profitable organisation. Maybe the company won't continue in it's current form, but that's not to say it can't continue on in a different form.
Hiring Smokers Banned In South Florida City
Tobacco products complying with the world’s first plain-packaging laws started arriving in Australia’s stores around Oct. 1.
New government standards set out the images and health warnings that must cover 75 percent of the front of cigarette packs. Among them: a gangrenous foot, a tongue cancer, a toilet stained with bloody urine, and a skeletal man named Bryan who is dying of lung cancer. Further warnings must appear on the sides and cover 90 percent of the back.
The High Court of Australia in August dismissed a claim by British American Tobacco (BTI), Philip Morris (MO), Imperial Tobacco, and Japan Tobacco International that the law illegally seizes their intellectual property by banning the display of trademarks. Appeals have also been lodged by Honduras, Ukraine, and the Dominican Republic at the World Trade Organization, claiming the law restricts the tobacco trade.
Cigarette makers are right to fear the regulations, says David Hammond, an expert in tobacco rules at the University of Waterloo in Canada: “Once tobacco control measures are established in one country, they spread.”
Ultrasound Waves For Transdermal Drug Delivery
How about laser injection - http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19600706
Above page links through to:
Er:YAG laser pulse for small-dose splashback-free microjet transdermal drug delivery - http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?uri=ol-37-18-3894
What Windows Phone 8 Needs To Do To Succeed
What do you mean "dither"?
I don't mean anything by it, it's the title of the article I was referencing.
What Windows Phone 8 Needs To Do To Succeed
There's an article on the reg which might be of some interest:
(Comment subject taken from that article)
How Viable Is Large Scale Wind Energy?
Dan Lyons: Apple's has become a company that copies others and plays it safe.
Need to remove the 's after Apple in the title.
Spotted just as I hit submit, and there's no edit option...
Valve Refuses to Stock Dating and Sex SIM Called Seduce Me
has been banned from Valve's Greenlight service due to its alleged explicit content.
There's the problem, used the wrong service. It should of been done as Redlight not Greenlight.
Apache Patch To Override IE 10's Do Not Track Setting
Ignoring the issue around if IE10 should set the DNT flag by default or not, this patch only makes the situation worse.
With this patch, even if the user has explicitly chosen to set the DNT flag, the server will ignore it. They claim this patch has to be done because IE 10 ignores part of the spec:
"Key to that notion of expression is that it must reflect the user's preference, not the preference of some institutional or network-imposed mechanism outside the user's control."
This patch however also ignores this same element of the spec, in that no matter what the user may or may not of done, there will be a "mechanism outside the user's control" (the Apache server) which decides on what they want the preference to be.
I do agree that the DNT setting should be a user choice, perhaps given when the user first installs the browser as well as having the option to change it at any time, but to me this is not the right response to having a default set - although I'm sure if the default setting was that tracking was allowed, the add people would for some reason not be complaining about having a default...
Ask Slashdot: Hackable Portable Music Player For Helicopters?
Really? Nobody mentioned music? Let me check in the summary:
We have a problem with our onboard music players
So we have a new plan: get portable music players like iPods, and plug those into the aux input in the intercom system. We need something that has nine hours of battery life, can hold at least three hours of music, and has remote control options for start, stop, volume, and selecting tracks and playlists, and a display that is visible in bright and sunny as well as dark conditions. The remote control option is the toughest part to find. The pilots need to be able to control the music without taking their hands off the flight controls for safety reasons.
Maybe I'm mistaken, but I'm pretty sure that music was indeed mentioned.
Drinking Too Much? Blame Your Glass
From the article (i know, what am I doing reading that...)
"They assigned each group to drink either about 177 milliliters or about 354 milliliters of lager or soft drink from straight or curved glasses."
No they didn't! It's a British report and beer sure as hell is not measured in ml!
Still, the actual measurements used (6 fl oz and 12 fl oz) still seem to be an odd choice to me. Have to wonder why they didn't use 10 fl oz (a half) and 20 fl oz (a pint) to more accurately represent the normal quantities of beer drinking.
Experts Develop 3rd-Party Patch For New Java Zero-Day
And what happens when it's time to release the next version but no new vulnerabilities have been found?
Don't worry about it, that's never going to happen.
HTC Defeats Apple In Slide-To-Unlock Patent Dispute
This judgement covers one of the patents that has also been used by Apple in blocking the Galaxy Nexus from sale in the US - http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-18705285
As this mentions the 'slide-to-unlock' function as obvious based on existing functions in earlier handests - could this be used in evidence as part of the arguments around the Nexus ban?
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