The random number generator in the chips my employer makes consists of around 125 free-running ring oscillators fed into a 512-bit sha-1 engine with a feedback loop. There's a way for software to disable the ring oscillator input to test the deterministic operation of it for FIPS compliance testing. Each chip also has a unique number that is programmed in to seed it even if the ring oscillators are not input. The FIPS testing is fairly extensive from what I heard. They took many days worth of samples looking for any patterns.
I think part of the problem has to do with charging standards. There is a standard for USB charging. The problem is Apple doesn't follow it and has their own standard. I can't count the number of adapters I have bought where my phone won't charge properly because they follow the Apple "standard" rather than the USB standard. I have had a hell of a time finding a car charger that follows the USB standard. Almost all of them follow the Apple standard. My phone has actually gone dead plugged in to these chargers. I have to open them up and modify them to follow the USB standard. This basically involves shorting the two data pins together and removing a couple resistors. About the only thing Apple has in common with USB charging is the connector since they do not follow the USB charging standard.
I don't think they really ignored them. They just prioritized them incorrectly.
Let's pretend to ignore the giant squid in the kitchen.
Something like that.
The next Vesuvius is about to erupt under corporate headquarters.
So... the emails warning of the threat were treated as spam? That's kinda funny.
Honestly, how hard can be be to look after the source of executive pay?
They'll make you an offer you can't refuse.
Chris Christy isn't the only one with machinations.
On original POTS circuits the ring tone was actually the 25Hz signal sent to the phone with the phone's bell coils supplying some of the ringback harmonics along with a ring generator. With a good ear you could estimate how many phone sets were ringing. The audio path was already set-up while the phone rang. If the called party was too near an AM broadcast transmitter you might even hers some of the program between rings. The off-hook condition on the called party just disconnected the ring generator at the CO and started any billing equipment.
Of course this all ended with the last of the Stroger and crossbar offices.
You could fly from San Francisco (SFO) to Orlando (MCO) That's a pretty big search radius, if this story is true.
Not much stop and go in a motorcade.
That doesn't bother me.
What bothers me is that Google is constantly changing things and if you don't like it, tough.
Silly you, after mergers things downsize
and then executives cut themselves big bonuses
In other words: Welcome to the grind fest, where if it doesn't consume your entire life then you lose.
Or, by losing you win, but feel you didn't win, so keep trying and keep losing, until you are good enough to win and thus lose.
You could afford a 1541?
Most of us couldn't, cost more than the computer itself!
I upgraded to an Indus GT. =]
to pull out my old C64, dust it off and find my floppies.
to a happier and simpler time