105 posts • joined 31 Oct 2007
Re: Lifetime plans
If you actually wanted a real lifetime plan though, you'd need to stump up a lifetime of hosting costs upfront though.
I'll stick to monthly thanks.
I'd love to know how overheating is a software fault.
Re: Cute li'l guinea pigs.
I've got 11 'free range' guinea pigs outdoors not even in a cage (just a 30cm tall fence around a large area).
This is in Australia as well where if you get bitten by a spider and it is just as bad as a wasp sting, you are lucky.
The pigs love it. They couldn't be happier.
Re: This Drone
Mechanical failure would be interesting however. They'd have to trespass if the drone went down or the farmer has a shiny new toy.
Erm you don't quite understand this issue at all do you?
Re: When the metadata is data?
And how deep can metadata be?
IP A connected to IP B on port 1234 at 12pm is Layer 3.
Thats pretty light and is a lot like telephones. A stupidly large amount of data though.
Email from User A was sent to User B at 12pm is somewhat deeper.
That actually means intercepting everything including the data and pulling the bits of interesting 'metadata' out.
User A is chatting to User B over IRC.
That goes really deep and isn't just a matter of listening to the headers. You need to listen to the entire connection for the entire duration that it exists and every fragment of data has to be analysed closely.
Its a lovely fluffy word to say but on a technical level it can mean any amount of deep packet inspection.
All these tele-health services which require large amounts of bandwidth, provided by the NBN, will really revolutionise health in remote communities.
Yeah right. Remote communities aren't getting any fiber!
Its not commercially viable. Satellite will work, but not very well.
CRITICAL SECURITY ISSUE: Windows located on computer
Title says it all. Thats like a 1 line bash script.
Considering we are talking about an Australian based leak, you are WAY off.
SPF is relatively new. Didn't exist 10 years ago.
The fact that every email has the same message id means its most likely someone who packet sniffed a android mobile sending a email from the app, and is duplicating the transmission with spam for the body.
Easy way to send email via Yahoo.
Message ids are unique for every email that is sent legitimately hence why its fairly obvious.
That 5c coin that fell down the side of the couch? Yeah I ain't going to get it.
Re: Isn't this just a spin on...
Just use the projector for your paintings and furnishings.
Mona lisa? Yeah I'll have that on my wall this week.
Re: Lets do it in stereo
Too far away for stereo. At xxx,xxx light years away, a slightly different orbit will just get you the same image.
Re: There are no cameras
They can declassify the mirrors. They are just mirrors.
They probably still want to keep the camera specs secret.
"Do some reading about cosmic rays (don't laugh) and their effect on computer memory. There's been instances of planes plummeting due to the effects of cosmic rays on "fly by wire" systems"
Yet they are *still* safer than getting in to your car. Funny that.
Re: Can someone explain this to me?
iPad with Wifi + 3G would be entirely acceptable by the ACCC I would imagine. The 3G part of it works correctly.
The ACCC should definately drive this point home because its not that there aren't any 4G networks it will work with at the moment, there will *never* be any 4G networks it works with in Australia.
All things considered...
Considering e-tax looks like a dog's breakfast, anything FireMonkey can do is a improvement.
Not a international cable
Its not a international cable - it definitely was internal. Connectivity from some of our servers in Sydney to Telstra was lost and our DC attributed it to Telstra's end.
Oh god that link made me cringe. 40,000 bugs! Oh no! All their work must be wrong!
How many bugs has Windows had, and still does have? Yet most people seem quite happy with it.
Oh no hackers know C++ so they must be able to automatically hack other C++ code and break in to CERN.
That problem was solved decades ago with memory garbage collection.
Store a counter with each file that is actually stored. For each reference to the file, add one. Each time a reference is deleted, subtract one.
If the counter gets to 0 then delete the file.
Why shouldnt Google keep the unblurred images?
Its a minimal privacy threat, as limited Google employees would have access, and they probably need the originals for improving their blurring and stitching algorithms.
The point of the blurring is to prevent users from seeing stuff which it does very well.
I dont understand
I just dont have a phone with those stupid 'shortcuts' to call people.
On the N900, assuming no desktop shortcuts, it takes 5 touches to call a arbitrary number. 2-3 touches if you've been talking to someone in your address book recently.
The chances of accidentally doing that is nil. And it isnt a inconvenience at all not having a shortcut.
The setup plot was all about getting him in to Sweden, so they could send him to the US.
If thats the case, then being extradited would be the most stupid thing anyone could do.
I'm not sure why Sweden would be co-operating with the US and not the UK, but he is in the media far too much to be assassinated or 'taken out' any other way.
What? A backdoor?
How is it a backdoor
Hidden feature yes, backdoor no.
When the Brits got attacked awhile ago and one soldier died, they were positively having fun, even though they saw the friendly identification marks.
After they got in radio contact with the guys on the ground, they realised that the game they were playing wasnt so fun any more.
The previous reg article said that they were running DNS servers. That means Microsoft got rooted.
I wonder what Microsoft was doing because its not exactly easy to root Linux in normal conditions.
A single CMS designed for the government would be ideal. One web dev team with perhaps external designers.
While your there....
While your at Wikipedia, check out the page on tectonic plates. Its not arbitrarily decided.
Does anyone else have difficulty understanding that last paragraph from carrynot?
And how should a website owner get statistics of his traffic then?
Google doesnt use Analytics data elsewhere. Its purely a service for webmasters.
Complain to the webmasters who use it if you want, not Google.
But Sarah dont you have a vested interest in Bees?
You wont see me complaining about this.
Faster sites can only be good, and its only a weak 'signal' anyway.
Um the article didnt mention security at all. Its only crash protection.
I think he just sold a million more Androids with that line.
Yet if you dont speed, you dont get any fines.
Funny that. They seem to be working perfectly to me.
Why the whining
They give you the ability to easily opt-out. Use it if you dont like it.
Not sure why your using a spanner to hammer in a nail though.
I use the best tool for the job rather than trying to bring politics in to it.
What the hell?
Google makes several excellent moves with human rights, screwing the Chinese government and telling the Australian government that they wont cooperate, and most people here are just crapping on them.
If you dislike the way they keep your data private and secure, and never give it to third parties, then stop using Google and stop whining.
Some of us actually like quality free search results from a company who still has some morals.
Cause blocking them is one of the most stupid and pointless things you can do online.
If you block them, then thats your problem.
NoScript will handle stuff like Analytics without making every website fall over.
I think thats what you want.
All I need is Kwrite. Syntax highlighting, brackets autocomplete, line numbers and the ability to minimise code blocks is perfect and lightweight.
Plus it has kioslaves so I can edit live on the server (usually dev server of course).
My entire coding routine is Ctrl-S, Alt-Tab, Up Enter or Ctrl-R.
No IDE is that easy.
On one hand I can see why they would do this. If they control the payment method then they can verify disputes such as non-payment which is in fact safer.
However they do take that 1.9% for the privilege.
Damned if you do, damned if you dont.
I just find it amusing that the removal of a single server caused the outage.
So much for redundancy.
That was software installed on say the home computer.
Everyone knows that it takes more like 30 seconds to get past the national filter.
So censoring the website of a competing party's website isnt a threat to democracy?
It can quite easily be a bug. No one here knows exactly how the suggestion system works so none of us can comment on what type of bug it is, but there are several plausible reasons for it.
I would wait a month or so before expecting it to be fixed.
Google may have fixed it already, but they dont exactly make updates live immediately.
Not a eco bulb. Fluros make quite a nice EMF field when you turn them on.
Dont you mean it is plenty secure for some things, but not others?
2 and a half years for nuclear launch codes? Thats horribly insecure.
2 and a half years to decrypt a router's firmware or someone's IM conversation? Very secure.
Morale of the story is you should use the right tool for the job, and computing power increases so keep that in mind.
You assume that the firmware upgrades will actually be made for that TV you just bought.
No they will go for the 'oh no you'll have to buy a new TV to do that' approach.