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Everything posted by wanderingfool2

  1. Ideally systems like this would be separate from the remaining flight equipment...but on another note, it can be good in that planes could remain in contact/send telemetry to ground (even when they fly low and off radar) so you may be able to find crash sites easier. I'm thinking of the MH370 as an example where they would have known where it was if satellite connections on airplanes were a thing
  2. What's your point? This is a third party overselling products, and based on their emails to the customers I would bet that it was them overselling inventory that wasn't contractually obligated. Also, while MSI did get bad press for the "scalping" issue. It was a subsidiary, which normally sold refurb machines and they hadn't really sold a lot of them (not something MSI would likely risk their reputation for). It was likely some lower manager who saw the flaw, and thought to exploit it because it would look good for him. Decisions to end a line-up and transition likely happened months ago,
  3. But that's not what happening here. It's claim a price, they can't deliver, so they cancel/refund. This really isn't MSI's fault either (unless the company was promised x units and it wasn't delivered on). Where did you get the "30% extra" number...from what I've seen it looks as though the MSRP pricing hasn't been listed yet. Based on the boost clock, it would be 4.56% faster (not that it really scales like that). Just because retailers are marking up the pricing, doesn't mean necessarily mean MSI is doing so (not saying it is or isn't, just that without something showing t
  4. Swamp cooler's work in a completely different way. Swamp coolers evaporate water into the air to lower the temperature vs this tech transforms the heat/cold from the water by using heat exchanger. It is more akin to heat-pumps most people use, except instead of using the air with fluctuating temps that are less optimal to the heating/cooling needs they are using a giant thermal mass that remains at roughly the same temperature all year round.
  5. This really isn't new technology, just probably the first hospital to do so. https://youtu.be/7zrx-b2sLUs?t=761 They are likely still using "air-conditioners" (heat-pumps actually, but still they are pretty much similar), they are just using the input temperature of the water to gain higher efficiencies. The same can be used in winter to heat the building, because it allows the heat-pumps to work at a more optimal temperature.
  6. Getting exclusives is a sound business plan (assuming you can ride it out). The argument you proposed glosses over cause and effect. Loss leaders exist for a reason, just like exclusives exist for a reason. The way to look at it, would there have been the $265 million in sales if it weren't for the exclusives (otherwise who would be incentivized to go with EGS)
  7. While not exactly a new concept that video does show a decent improvement to tracking compared to other demonstrations of similar tech I've seen in the past. I don't think pong is anything impressive, but the cursor game was a lot more telling of what the future tech could provide to those without the ability to move their limbs. Going to go out a limb and say you follow ThunderF00t or rather that you watched ThunderF00t's video? (He cherry picked data, and got some of the simple math wrong) Either way, a few notes. Pricing does not equal cost, as is very evident in the curre
  8. Yes, you are correct this was more to do with a copyright case. I do agree, software patents just need to die out (they don't exist here in Canada and there isn't much of an issue). Similar things can be said about copyright as well though, I think copyrights in general shouldn't last more than 25 years. While I do agree that decisions made early do haunt Android, the choice of Java I don't think is one that really had any feasible solution. Flash Lite btw is still a propitiatory language, so even if they made a third party implementation it would more likely be fr
  9. The fact that BlackBerry was used as an inspiration (or even to try getting Apps over), doesn't negate anything I said. My original argument was that Java was chosen before Oracle got it's hands on Sun Microsystems (and Sun had given Android praise as well). You bringing up Blackberry doesn't lesson my argument in the slightest. Actually as well, they didn't "literately said it themselves." The article shows that their phone looked like a BlackBerry and utilized Java. Again, it was 2000's, Java was a major player at the time (and again, without BlackBerry the decision would sti
  10. The context in which I said it does make it mean a lot. The argument being that Google made a bad choice due to the multinational huge company (which at the time, Oracle wasn't the owner and Sun was very much open to having Android use Java). There is a huge reason why one would go with Java. In 2008 there weren't many other options compared to Java, and Java was a pretty well taught language at the time. There was c#, but that was very much controlled by Microsoft at that time (and would be a bad choice due to it not being open source). Python you loose a lot more effic
  11. It's a client-side thing...so not really censorship. It is at least promising...seeing as there have been people who stream snipe to try getting streamers in trouble. This at least will allow for an extra layer, to hopefully weed out some of the incidences that have occurred to people streaming live
  12. That's a difficult topic...while I agree it can get stupidly costly; it doesn't make sense to do a per socket licensing anymore for the companies since there are a decent amount of places that would just buy Xeon's with a higher thread-count to save on software licenses. I disagree with the high costs per CPU core though, but that's why I try going to Open Source alternatives (if there are ones that can accommodate the needs)
  13. Well I'd argue that it is Java, and that they just extended the API/forked it. (And had their own implementation for the backend). Actually, I think during development they didn't even use a clean room to develop it (could be wrong, I just seem to recall that some parts of the JVM code were used in the making of Android). The syntactical rules remain the same, the base API's remain the same, and the semantics are the same (Okay, it's been a bit too long I don't know if that's true anymore) The way I look at it is that it's more akin to American English vs Cockney English (Or to
  14. I'd argue that if it were really well-known companies it would have already been publicized and there would have been already the announcement of major hacks. While they do use the words "the 17 most prominent players", the list they chose from seems to imply to me that they might have set a very large net. I derive this from the following "such as “fabless” chip designers, semiconductor software designers, manufacturers of equipment that fabricates semiconductors, foundries, and integrated device manufacturers (IDMs)". The list already includes quite a bit leeway for companies t
  15. I was thinking the same thing. Since they chose just 17 companies it seems like maybe they were cherry picking their sample data (like maybe they were targeting ones that they knew might have an issue). This also reminds me of the time when I was in charge of keeping PCI compliance...the results would always return back as "[potential hosting of website by a Windows 2000 Server]". The thing was, it was a windows server 2012 r2, and later a fresh install of Windows Server 2016. Just the way the company scanned, and the way the server was configured it always got triggered as an o
  16. There will be programs out there that use assembly code in order to squeeze every last ounce of strength out of their code, along with optimizations for special instruction sets. This is likely more pronounced in video and sound editing software where performance in some areas are key. So it wouldn't be as simple as recompiling. On top of that, if a vendor has a newer version that they might just see it as an opportunity to sell the newest version compatible with the M1's and just not remake the old version
  17. Until it's actually removed, it's just a rumor and doesn't really mean too much. I agree 100% with this. It seems to me that if it were to be removed, it might be removed in an area where either they didn't have full rights to the x86 emulation (or some other contesting feature).
  18. Curious whether my data is in there...would be interesting to know. Does anyone know if there is a reputable site to check. On a similar note, I have always wondered about how open Facebook is in regards to hacks of the network. I got a random spam email saying my email was "hacked"...the interesting thing was they used the password I used for Facebook (and only Facebook). I know my computer wasn't compromised, but had never heard anything from Facebook about potential compromises but it always made me wonder.
  19. I'll agree and disagree. While, I do admit you can't really remove some of the Google Apps, I think the paper is wrong and should say Android consumes 20x more data cap than Apple. e.g. (hypothetical) if Google sends only the phone's ID as a check-in, and Apple does as well...but each Google service decides to do so as well...it's still consuming 20x more data but realistically it's sending the same data. Actually, looking at their "Table 1", they do seem to share similar data with the only notable distinctions being that Apple sends location, nearby wifi MAC addresses
  20. The fact is 2FA with SMS is better than having a password only. It's not the most secure method, but it really does beat not having it. If you read the article you posted, it would mean having to do both a phishing attack plus either a SMS spoof or SIM swap attack. Without SMS 2FA you would need to just do a phishing attack. Again, for most people SMS is likely more protection than what would necessarily be needed. I also take issue that they use the following They offer no proper statement, other than that phone companies are easy to social engineer/hack....but if yo
  21. Honestly, I dont think SMS is a horrible 2FA method...it's the fact that a lot of times you can request password/account resets using the same phone number. i.e. even if you used a different 2FA, the fact you can redirect the SMS would still likely mean that someone could reset the account and gain access to it. 2FA is better than not having it, in my opinion and for the majority of people it affords a better protection. Actually things like Google Authenticator can have issues, an example being at work a device broken that had the only GA on it. I was asked to install it onto a
  22. I doubt it has to do with time-traveling exploits. My assumption is that is has more to do with things such as game purchases and their early releases...especially since games can get downloaded prior to the launch date (they wouldn't want someone to set their system clock ahead and play the game early). That would be my guess anyways, that they would have true system time and set system time (if user manually set time) and games launching would check against that. Also things such as expired security certificates. My guess will be though, Sony will release a patch to the system
  23. Well I apparently copied the wrong article (it still had a few of the points) [ https://www.cnbc.com/2021/02/03/amazon-using-ai-equipped-cameras-in-delivery-vans.html ] I still stand by what I said, you should at least look more into your claims (e.g. the claims on the camera's only pointing at the driver, as that is factually false). As for the second point...that shows absolutely nothing. "Delivery Hubs" can mean a whole swath of things, and based on the CNBC article, it still could be Amazon owned vehicles. Again with your point 5, you fail to see the ar
  24. Depends which article you read. At most I would say at the moment there isn't any evidence that they are doing it with contractors who aren't driving Amazon vehicles. Could be wrong on this one, but it seems more like they have their employees who do drive Amazon vehicles, but they also contract out to companies who have drivers to do the extra work (as Amazon scales up and down). Like a driver on demand kind of thing (again could be wrong on this one, I don't really feel like looking too far into how it's working)
  25. I've been in a vehicle with someone who fell asleep and yelled at to wake up...so having a system that can detect that is important. Given they also reported 48% drop in accidents, if those numbers are true, it does seem like a very compelling reason to keep a system like that.