22 posts • joined Saturday 22nd December 2007 03:16 GMT
@ Eric Dennis
The "I'm stolen" code is supposed to be in the laptop's BIOS, can't be easily erased and may still work if the HDD has been erased. If, however, Dell took shortcuts then all bets are off.
@Martin Lyne, @Sampler
You forgot one:
Step 5. Let all Malware run silently with admin privs from now on.
Microsoft would have done better by imitating BSD for their security model. Their NIH is coming back to bite them.
WTITA: Where's The IT Angle. A common complaint heard around here.
"...as part of a larger FBI-led operation aimed at cracking down on the trade in compromised PCs, codenamed Operation Bot Roast."
This is the first time I have seen the FBI use a pun for an op. name. They have no sense of humour.
@Ours is Head of Group Development...
If you have a "Jim" at work the thing to do is to get him to oversell himself and not necessarily on something for work. The Jim I knew used to think he was God's gift to pitching [baseball] and amazed us with tales of high-school championships, grapefruit leagues and AAA farm teams. No one called BS on him; instead we let him spin his stories.
On the day of the company picnic and baseball game he threw like a girl and could barely get the ball over home plate. We made sure he knew we were onto his BS tales and even his boss and someone from HR called him on the carpet about his resume & job skills.
He was gone by the end of the week.
I'm surprised that this doesn't happen more in the LA airport with all those TV and movie execs constantly jabbering about ratings, starlets, hits and BOMBs.
How can you people be so insensitive? The boy, Harold Clay, was burned rather badly. In fact, it will be cheaper for lawyers to change his name to Carol Clay than it will for doctors to repair his burned bits.
"I can't figure out Apple these days in relation to it's DRM policies. They appear to be opposed to DRM on the surface of things. That nice open letter from Steve last year about how he hates DRM and it's the labels fault...."
Mr. Jobs thought that Apple could increase revenue with an anti-DRM stance but most of the suppliers thought differently.
MONEY FOR YOU
DEAR OLPC (SIR),
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT REAL NIGERIAN KEYBOARDS DO NOT HAVE LOWER-CASE MODALITIES.
IF YOU DO DECIDE TO SETTLE THE LAWSUIT WITH A PAYMENT TO LANCOR, DON'T SEND IT BY WESTERN UNION. ALSO, IF YOU RECEIVE A PAYMENT FROM LANCOR, WAIT AT LEAST 60 DAYS FOR THE CHEQUE TO CLEAR.
YOURS IN GOD,
"From a technical point of view what exactly is the solution, then?" The solution is to create a matching database with false names, addresses and other personal information. It can be used by anyone, anywhere without fear of losing a week of paid holidays.
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