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Comment Re:Shop mentality vs office mentality (Score 1) 307

So a manager needs to understand the work they're managing? Everyone except management seems to know that. Some people have an aptitude for management, but I don't believe there's such a thing as s good 'generic' manager - managers need domain knowledge. If domain knowledge isn't needed, perhaps their role is just 'admin support' with a fancy name.

Comment Re:$90B in cash PLUS $50B in taxes (Score 1) 56

Thanks for the explanation. I still don't understand how this sort of thing is useful to a company in the long term.

They have to bring the cash back to the US at some point, to return it to shareholders (or is there a way around this). How many years can they continue this, or do MS plan to go into enormous debt in the US while having an even more enormous sum sitting in a Irish bank? They can't even use the Irish funds pay the bonds without bringing those funds back via the U.S. (can they?).

An unrealisable asset is hardly an asset at all.

I guess you can tell I am in I.T. and not finance.

Comment Re:Security expert? (Score 1) 377

How would he find his laptop if he did that? The thief would have to wipe the device before resale/use.

That said, his measures weren't very effective (unless I misunderstood the unread article). I have my devices attempt to open connections to address ranges controlled by one of my work firewalls, so at least I know the IP.

Comment Not magic (Score 1) 147

Buffer bloat can't happen without congestion. Congestion is the real problem and talk of buffer bloat is a bit off-point. Sure, if you combat congestion with very large buffers (and hence significant queuing), you get increased latency due to the queuing. Reasonable increase in latency (say 20%) is not a huge hit on performance. Remember that you're trading that extra latency for lower probability of dropped packets.

Comment Re:Cannot compute... (Score 1) 156

The EU can overrule UK law because treaties are automatically incorporated into UK law. So the treaties that created various European courts and gave those courts jurisdiction over the UK would by honoured by UK courts. In some other countries, like Australia, treaties are not automatically incorporated, but must be ratified via domestic legislation. I think Australia has the better system.

Regardless of whether or not you like THIS law, perceived lack of UK sovereignty was a major factor in the decision to leave. The arrogance and unlikeability of many Eurocrats didn't help.

Comment Re:Um. . . no (Score 1) 229

If designed well, the delay should be a small constant regardless of the the number of photos taken in rapid succession. e.g. hardware encryption of a hi-res image might take 10 ms, but there's no reason to 'bank up' the images and then encrypt them all at once; they'd be encrypted on their way to storage.

The downside is that the photographer can't look at their photos on the camera's display - perhaps the last 10 unencrypted photos could be viewed for 5 minutes, or something like that.

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