An engine cannot become clean without any hardware modification.
There should be a whole bunch of asterisks on that comment.
I get really annoyed at the mass media's reporting on this issue as a "defeat device", as if VW have added a physical piece of hardware to their engines to cheat the tests. It's the ECM software that's at issue, not some bogus defeat device. The ECM software has control over all sorts of things: air flow, fuel flow, fuel/air mix ratios, injection timings, dwell timings, etc.. Before fuel injection all this used to happen in hardware with stop screw adjustments, cam-valve clearances, etc.. If the engine is otherwise well designed then an ECM software update may be all that's needed to rectify the issues.
Firefox hacks mentions a 20 cookie per client connection limit. That appears to be true today.
It's not a limit, that was a recommendation from the original Netscape Cookie Specification. It's up to the individual browser implementors what limits they place on cookie size, cookies/domain, total cookie counts and even max cookie age. I have seen some web sites in the Top 1000 Alexa site list, for example, spu out over 60 Set-Cookie headers in response to a simple GET / HTTP/1.1 request - and that's just for the source page, not even any of the linked resources.
If you're still browsing mainly HTTP pages (not HTTPS) from a desktop-based computer I highly recommend getting hold of Privoxy and configuring it to eat the Set-Cookie headers for you. I'm sure there are other tools out there that achieve a similar result, but cookies are only a very small part of the identity tracking problem.
The root of the problem is that it checks a signature on the -executable-, not the -package-.
I think you've got that ass-about-face. Gatekeeper only checks the signatures on
The attack scenario allows a malicious
REF: What's in the box?
Windows 10 on an 8GB SD card
On the other hand it may make us unemployable as ordinary people nick our jobs...
Unlikely. We had to take art subjects all through primary school and again in high school years 8-10. How many of us became Michelangelos? It was an interesting way for us to explore our creativity and to better understand art when we look at it in the real world but comparatively few of us actually came out of it wanting become artists to make a living at it.
The issue is that monopolies like taxis get so focused on profits or whatever, that they forget they only get income from customers. With no competition, why should I treat my customers well?
Don't know what it's like where you are, but here taxis are relatively expensive because of the annual Taxi License fees that the state government charges. I can understand the taxi services getting upset when Uber drivers come in offering the same service but avoiding the license fees. The way to solve the problem isn't trying to restrict Uber's operations with new laws and court battles, it's dispensing with the Taxi License fees to make it an open market.
The LAST thing I want is some idiot CIO trying to "fix" things that are not broken.
Oh, that was: 7. If it ain’t broken, consider fixing it.
This is a good idea in theory, but the big problem is that wine is a godawful mess which breaks every time you upgrade it.
Correct. Not only is it nearly impossible to install
Huge effort for nothing.
I think it's a chicken and egg issue, really: the sales figures are crap because there are comparatively few *nix versions to sell.
If you look at the first few Humble Bundle packs (in which all titles were available for Windows, linux and OS X) the figures were closer to 60% Windows, 40% linux and OS X. Unfortunately the more recent Humble Bundles are just clearance packs and 90% of the titles are Windows-only that are additionally past their shelf life. Very disappointing, Wolfire.
I'd be curious to see the per-platform breakdown of sales on places like GoG.
The thing is, PCIe SSDs don't load games or common application data any faster than current incumbents—or even consumer-grade SSDs from five years ago.
The SATA bus gets saturated for sequential reads and writes so of course PCIe SSDs can trump SATA SSDs here. But, generally speaking, the controller silicon on PCIe SSDs is no faster than their SATA counterparts so they offer no improvement for random reads and writes. Still orders of magnitude better than spinning rust, though.
The universe seems neither benign nor hostile, merely indifferent. -- Sagan