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1998 called, they want their exploit back
Let me guess, SQL injection?
Hooray, let's trust what the browser tells the PHP script! Better still - let's pass in unescaped to the database as a superuser account.
Morons. Anyone who gets hacked like this in the 21st deserves all they get.
How clever of Google
... to suggest a new W3 standard which will coincidentally tell them precisely how much attention their advertising is getting. I know I can't live without it!
Christ on a bike.
Hooray for Microsoft Abscess!
I never understood
... why the suits love Excel so much and fail to grasp the simple concept that a database is for storing data and a spreadsheet is for working out the VAT on my invoice.
Although the last Excel addict I worked for asked me if I'd ever "written a database in Cold Fusion". Imagine my shame when I admitted I hadn't.
I miss the days
... when a browser was for viewing HTML and images on the internet.
No ActiveX Sliverlight H.264 Flashy animated crapola.
Just text and images. And fewer exploits.
See also: phones that just do phone calls and SMS.
this is why
I use a prepaid credit card on the internet.
Good luck cleaning me out on a card with £3.50 on it and no overdraft facility.
What I utterly fail to understand is ...
You don't. No one does. Chasing JS performance is a waste of time, for the vast majority of users it is completely irrelevant.
My mum met Gagarin
on his visit to Manchester 50 years ago. This is an email she sent me last week (yes, my mum can use a computer) ...
"I was young - really young at the time of Gagarin`s visit to Manchester. I was at A.E.I. (later G.E.C.) when he came. It was VERY emotional. It was the height of the Cold War. All here were mighty suspicious of Russia and it`s evil intentions. And then - here comes this incredibly brave handsome man - forever smiling - to see us. He was so open and genuinely friendly. He was greeted with all the adulation he deserved... It was very moving. Up to seeing him in the flesh, we believed in the Cold War. When we saw him in the flesh, and after he had gone; we were left with the lasting and deep question of `what Cold War? WHAT is it all about? This man is no Cold War....`. From there it went on as you know, and suspicion started to drop away. But it was Yuri Gargarin`s visit that was the beginning of the end of total hostilities. Very moving indeed... He inspired us and we just loved him.... When I found out he had been killed I was (and still am) very sad indeed. I wonder whether they got rid of him..... He certainly did not fit Russia`s big plan at the time."
1998 called, they want their exploit back
It's 2011, how is this even still possible?
Anyone still allowing this sort of thing to happen to their site deserves all they get.
I don't see the problem here
Whitelist plus blacklist = greylist
pretty sure you meant to say
"thankyou" is a noun
And I'm posting the Grammer Nazi to!
And using conjunctions to end sentences with.
I'd like to see The Matrix redone as a musical.
Just picture it, big song and dance ending, hundreds of Agent Smiths tap-dancing, Busby Berkeley routine in 3D stop-motion.
And to really top it all, recast Paris Hilton as Trinity. I'd pay to watch that.
Worst episode of Robot Wars EVER
also, a disappointing lack of explosions, gunfire and robots battling to the death
Block ads and cookies, get false sense of security
One word, Panopticlick. El Reg has covered it, you really think tracking creeps are just relying on cookies these days?
So Silverlight finally shows its true colours
It's ActiveX controls all over again. Wtih pretty graphics. Whoopee.
so we're lumbered with Flash forever
HTML5 will never, NEVER be as "feature rich" as Flash or Silverlight. So we're now stuck with developing in Flash with all the baggage that comes with. Isn't it time there was a real open-source cross-browser rich media standard? And wouldn't Silverlight have been a good candidate for exactly this?
I did some work developing an early version of Contactpoint
... and it was abandoned in favour of an MS SQL database and an SQL develoer who was aid to tye in SQL statements whenever they felt the need to query the system.
it's even more fun ...
... when you keep them talking for 20 minutes then tell them you're running Linux
Had one of these calls yesterday
I played along, caller asked me to do start - run - then type "prefetch" and press enter. Apparently this displays "a list of corrupted files downloaded from the internet". So not the Windows prefetch cache then. I kept them on the phone about 15 minutes by playing dumb, just wanted to run up their phone bill. Eventually I just said I knew they were scamming me and they hung up. Good fun trolling them for a while though.
awwww hell, I wanted him to live forever
Every time I pick up a Gibson LP it amazes me to think that those instruments have been in pretty much continuous production, virtually unchanged since 1954. I can't think of any other piece of design that has endured as long as that and it's very sad to say goodbye to the last great pioneer of music technology.
Well done Les, you got it absolutely right first time.
SL _should_ be a Flash killer but it's almost dead in the water
SilverLight is beautiful, delightful to use, works from ANY webserver and offers a range of services, functionality and client/server integration that Flash can only dream of. So why is it going to fail? Because MS are leaking what should be Alpha versions onto the net and promoting it (like the original AJAX extensions) in a way that suggests it's a developer's weekend hobby project that the marketing department have suddenly gained an interest in.
So instead of proper databinding, version 1 has Flashy (note capitalisaton) video processing and filters. Instead of datagrids we get arty-farty 3D image galleries. Instead of a usable presentation layer for server-side code we get silly pointy-clicky-drag-round-the-screen-ooh-it-looks-like-we're-in-Torchwood navigation that no one really needs.
Make it run on Windows Mobile, release some FREE tools for C# SilverLight development, give us a WYSIWYG XAML editor, let me create Silverlight assemblies in VS2005, stop releasing half-arsed betas and promote SilverLight as a serious competitor to Flash and it could (and should) find a very good share of the market. As things stand, it'll be dead within 18 months. And deservedly so. Because it sucks. Big time.
this is a disgrace
it's nearly monday morning and b3ta isn't working
people may be forced to do some work if this isn't fixed soon
Did this really come as a surprise to anyone? In choosing such a litigious target, wasn't The Ginger Fuhrer really just stirring up a nest of hornets again?
There is no such thing as bad publicity. Unless you're name happens to be (or used to be) Prince.
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