I can always tape over the microphone.
I can always tape over the microphone.
Try "Cycle of Fire" by Hal Clement.
I get invoices on my personal domain by email in
That works right up until the moment that your backing storage suffers a head crash.
Good luck showing those invoices to the taxman six months down the line.
If it is important, print it out. If it isn't, don't. Important here implies "These documents hold tax information or other details I am legally obliged to retain."
Now imagine a Microsoft version of GIMP...
...so even a child can use paint app.
But that still makes it too difficult for Marketing.
I still have to understand why people need to control everything from their smartphone, when there are simpler solutions that require much less of your precious free time to be implemented and used.
IoT means more than just "control everything from your smartphone".
The only IoT device that I knowingly have is an IP camera in the room where our grandchildren sleep whenever they come over to stay. It is only switched on when they are with us.
It isn't controlled from a smartphone. It is accessed from one or more tablets. It is blocked from accessing the internet at my firewall. If there are firmware updates, I will download them and apply them manually, not that I expect that to happen before the sun grows cold.
The point is, IoT can mean any device connected to your local network, not just the shiny things people automatically think of. If you have such a network, then you are responsible for everything that is connected to it.
Yup. Bought a LaserJet 4000 in 1999 and am still using it.
"Back in the day" HP made excellent hardware. I was using HP test gear in 1970 and there was very little that could touch it. This modern company has gone to the dogs.
AFAIK this is only about Microsoft choosing to support chip features in Win 10 only, not that the chip manufacturers are barring other OSes. If that assumption is right then I don't understand why such a misleading submission was posted without correction on Slashdot.
Because it means that even if you use another OS, you'll need a Windows 10 system in order to update the processor firmware.
Some of the older Intel processors required booting from DOS floppies (or a USB lookalike) to update firmware; been there, done that. This looks like an attempt to remove that limitation. Hey, if it just happens to make difficulties for the opposition at the same time, who's complaining?
This hyperloop bullshit is technologically impossible to construct and maintain, let alone protect against the simplest of threats or malfunctions.
Exactly what they said in 1900 about the airplane...
The whole purpose behind developing the ability to land Falcon 9s on Earth is to eventually take them to Mars and land them.
You would need a lot less fuel to land on Mars and you wouldn't have to worry about water landings.
Once they get the techniques for producing fuel from Martian resources sorted out, that reuseable Falcon 9 is handy for getting stuff back into Martian orbit... and landing back on Mars again.
It probably fell out the back end of a cow.
And nothing of value was lost.
It's an e-reader.
You aren't going to be loading apps on it, you're going to be loading documents like
If you want something that can run apps, buy a tablet!
In practice, the only time someone has it unlocked is while they are using it. And you'd need to be in the bank app for it to matter. So the crook would have to be wandering public, looking for people using a banking app, then swipe the phone, and get to an ATM before the robbed person could call their bank.
You just said it yourself. All the crook has to do is stand near an ATM and wait for somebody with a smartphone to use it.
These are IP cameras, that is, a camera which runs a website that can stream whatever the camera is pointing to.
I recently bought one of these to act as a baby monitor. It needs an OS in order to run the web software and Linux is already available, so why not use it? I'm betting the configuration used chops out almost everything apart from the absolute essentials.
I have a Foscam FI8910W. The first thing to note is that initial configuration including a mandatory root password change
There is a Dynamic-DNS facility to access the camera over the Wild West Interwebs but that requires configuration which I have disabled as not required.
But it does move! -- Galileo Galilei