``when I installed the app it it was in the start menu and not an icon on the desktop.''
Well, that's how you know when you're dealing with a ``power user'' isn't it? When their desktop is completely filled with icons. Only newbies use the menus.
``See if there's anything in the logs that's not what you were expecting, bearing in mind that they'll almost certainly be phoning home to "check for updates" and "backup your data to the cloud" (AKA "monetize your data").''
This could include almost every IP address you find in your logs. Do you know the IP address of every ancillary site that the web sites you visit make connections to while you're browsing their pages? The advertisement servers? Any image servers? The external sites for comments/discussions? Now multiply that by the number of people in your family that use the internet. I haven't seen a single network-aware device that included something in the manual -- or some sort of set of instructions -- that tells you what sites it'll be connecting to on a regular basis. IMHO, we pretty much lost this battle years ago.
It breaks down rapidly and, in the very low doses at which it is prescribed, should not pose a risk to humans.
Uh... did they test it on other, you know, non-mosquito insects? Have they had their fingers in their ears for the past decade and didn't hear about declining bee populations?
This insecticide might not have a direct effect on humans. But the secondary effect of not having any damned food just might turn out to be rather important.
... would be, uh, pretty difficult to hack into. A lot more difficult than some crappy Diebold voting machine running some Windows variant.
... you'd think the attendees would, you know, actually pay attention to the event. Silly me.
...but it sure seems like blackmail to me.
(Of course, IANAL blah, blah, blah...)
... I haven't been able to access the Google Play store since the Android update I got back in April 2015.
Yeah, 100-600 hz means we aren't talking about any great amount of data at a time.
Pretty much the first thing I thought of. What baud rate would be possible using this? It couldn't be very high. Each 0-to-1 and 1-to-0 transition would have to wait for the fan speed to stabilize and that would take a variable amount of time depending on the fan size.
Interesting concept in the lab but would this really work in a real life situation? Many work environments have all sorts of ambient noise that might interfere with being able to detect the computer's fan noise.
... Radionomy via Xiph (using streamtuner2 + audacious) has satisfied my music streaming needs for a while.
... because I've turned off the GPS on my phone. FB will only know when I call 9-1-1 in a physical store. And I'm not sure how they will even know that if I haven't installed any of their software on my phone.
FB wants to be the only web site you visit. Rather like a cult that wants to control who you talk to, what you read, etc. I can only imagine how much worse it is when actually working within that organization.
First "formal" attempt to learn how to program was in freshman year of college in Calculus class. The professor spent about five minutes trying to teach the basics of FORTRAN: "This is a DO loop it
I finally ran across a copy of Kemeny and Kurtz's BASIC programming book in the discount bin at the student book store. Bought that, logged onto my computer account, and worked through all the examples in that book one rainy Saturday afternoon. By then we had a brand new system that had been installed the summer before. Still not unlimited access but orders of magnitude better than we had during the learning-programming-during-Calculus debacle of the year before. Yeah it was BASIC but it was a springboard to the other languages I'd wind up learning in the future.
"... now it's a fountain of regret.
I gotta remember that one. Seems to be a apropos description of several projects at work.
What this country needs is a good five cent microcomputer.