353 posts • joined Sunday 16th March 2008 01:19 GMT
Re: The solution is so clear...
Its not the USB drive. Its the (Windows) USB port drivers. The object is not to encrypt data on a USB drive allowed into the facility. Its to keep someone from bringing their own device in and copying stuff.
Someone with admin access to a box and some know how can swap out the 'secure only' drivers with Windows defaults, copy data out and put the custom DLLs back.
Its possible to build security into the hardware or firmware. But the problems and costs of custom h/w and retiring old systems have already been discussed.
Re: Are you sure you want to do this?
I'm sure El Reg has consulted their legal department. It's just a matter of going down to the sub basement, dragging the grate off the pit, throwing some raw meat down and getting an opinion back from the lawyers.
Chalk 'X' marks are appearing on post boxes all over London.
Increasingly, multinational companies do business in several financial markets. They might be borrowing in Euros,or Renminbi. And so they have to pay those loans off in those currencies. There is no sense in moving their revenue through the United States, just to move it back out again. And then there's the shareholders. Not all of them live within the USA. So why should they have35% shaved off their dividends?
Everyone keeps worrying about how these companies are ever going to move these funds back within US jurisdiction. The answer is: Never. The capital can be put to better use outside of the country.
Re: What does his girlfriend's job matter?
It matters because it will be argued by social conservatives that anyone not buying into their standards of morality can't be trusted. Statistics don't bear this out, but it's a part of their publicity campaign.
The profit motive
I'm willing to discuss trade-offs between my rights to privacy and the duty of my duly elected officials to keep me secure. But Booz Allen Hamilton? Really? I don't recall voting for them. And I'm fairly certain that honest career civil servants take their responsibilities to my rights more seriously than subcontractors. Not that Snowden was playing fast and loose with citizens' data. Just the opposite, he appears to be a highly ethical person shocked by the lack of respect that this system has given our civil rights.
I suspect that much of the NSA/CIA/FBI's motivation to collect oodles of data on us is the profit motive of the contractors providing the infrastructure. And the lobbying they do to secure such services. Or worse yet, the hope to get a peek at it for their own profit motive. So lets end the subcontracts. Give only NSA direct employees the ability to view intelligence processes and their products. I'll bet that, given such a restriction, the NSA will spend their resource budget more carefully and cease hoovering up all available data.
So you're saying ...
"It might be more polite to stow one's Glass before making a trip to the toilet."
Man who live in house of Google Glass should stow before visiting throne.
Re: And for non-US citizens?
Our apologies to GCHQ, but we've decided to cancel our outsourcing contract and move that work back in-house. We look forward to working with you again, should any other opportunities arise.
"We have met the enemy and he is us." -- Pogo
I seem to recall some products from a company called Ambient (http://www.ambientdevices.com/) that varied color based upon some data received over a network. One of their first was a lamp that would change color in response to the stock market (DJIA). But this could be configured for individual devices through an on-line service.
If I recall correctly, they had patents on this technology.
It has its place
If one is recruiting people for an industry where appearance is at a premium, for example. High fashion retail, for example.
Selecting an employee (or anything else for that matter) is all about assigning weights to attributes one seeks in a candidate and then evaluating each one. If one values appearance over some other factor, then that will be given a higher multiplier. Keep in mind that the weights necessarily always add up to 100%, one must also consider that scores for other attributes will be lowered.
If you are fortunate enough to hire someone who is good looking AND smart, you'll have to ask yourself how long she'll last in a job surrounded by morons.
Paris, because this is all about scoring.
The key word here is consenting. I think Waite may have found that his captors didn't give a damn about his safe word.
Women in leather
Why do men's hearts beat quicker, go weak in the knees, get dry throats and think irrationally when a woman wears leather clothing?
Because she smells like a new truck!
Let me just say this: Klaatu barada nikto.
Quit poking it
or it will get angry.
Yes, but ...
... do they eat Linux?
"This is a big win for Canadian exchanges, because US citizens can simply trade from across the border."
No. Because US regulators have a very long arm and will reach across any border they wish to in order to regulate their citizens. I think the Canadian exchanges will find that by having just one US customer, they may have to open all of their books to US banking/securities regulators.
Apple is in a somewhat unique position with their product. They probably have the ability to reach out and 'brick' it should the payment not go through. Many iGadgets (with communications capabilities) can be bricked by their owners should they be stolen. It would surprise me if Apple hasn't retained some sort of 'God Mode' capability for themselves.
Its possible that the identification requests are related to its network/communications capabilities and the desires of some governments to track all online and wireless traffic back to a real live person's ID. Back in the 'old days', I used to be able to land anywhere in Europe, pop into a phone store and pick up a SIM for my phone for cash. Now, many countries network operators seem to want a copy of a passport. Even for cash. That's not a payment issue. That's identification.
Needs a slit for access to the port.
USB! What did you think I meant?
Reminds me of the scene in District 9 where the aliens had cobbled together a bunch of junked PCs in their command module.
Re: People Skills?
I already have my black belt in employee relations. Thanks anyway.
Re: But there ARE uses for this!
My thoughts exactly. It might be worth picking up a pair of these if the API is open and one could write a custom app for them. I'm thinking of viewing maintenance/repair documents while fiddling with some gadgets. Plus the ability to snap disassembly photos.
As to their wear out on public, why didn't Google go with a symmetrical look? Like the trendy nerd glasses already mentioned, this would be less noticable at a distance. Plus, the left side frame could hold a second battery.
As an example? What about Hubert Bonisseur de La Bath?
Personally, as an AGW doubter, I've been providing negative feedback at every opportunity I get. Glad to see my contributions are finally being recognized.
"We don't have the ability to go to court and say, 'We need a court order to effectuate the intercept.' Other countries have that."
I remember the good old days when we (the USA) used to have that as well.
When it was a matter of waking up a judge to get a warrant signed before sending a technician to the telco central office to physically clip a tap onto a subscriber loop it wasn't an issue. The FBI worked with the limitations. Now that the technology allows 'drag and drop' tapping, suddenly the delay is intolerable.
Sure, my ISP will comply. Just send in the work order (still on triplicate carbon paper) and our IT tech will chase the subnet under the raised floor and plug you in to the proper subnet router. Just wait your turn while he is crawling around under the secretaries desks, fixing the office PC drops. Priorities, you know.
No interstellar travel?
[Sigh] I guess I'll have to change my holiday plans and book a hotel room in Maui again.
"Can it tell me where my lost socks in the wash, are?"
Socks are the larval stage of coathangers.
RE: You had me up until Cook Islands
What better place to register a domain for your firm?
Give the guy a break. He's had to deal with a few Windows systems.
I just tell them that I'm a self-taught sex therapist.
Based on the fact that everyone I know tells me that when they want my f*king advice, they'll be more then happy to ask for it.
Tell me about it
On this side of the pond, every year around April 15, some dodgy outfit starts begging me for money.
Nothing new here. Back in the day when I worked for a major US defense contractor, we had a 90 day password change requirement for their IT access control system. The change rules were quite onerous and woe to anyone who just tried to roll from 'password01' to 'password02'. Changes deemed 'too simple' were rejected.
My best guess is that they stored passwords in plaintext and tested changes against the old version*. Compromised systems were par for the course at this outfit.
*Easy work around: The validation algorithm could only look at the present password, so it was a simple matter of remembering two different ones and switching back and forth every three months.
RE: Why are security services exempt from incompetence ?
There's a rumor that there is a sign in the CIA gift shop at Langley HQ warning NOC agents not to purchase items with their credit cards.
That they would even have to remind agents indicates they are employing those that aren't the brightest bulbs in the marquee.
Re: Just wondering...
"but it looks pretty odd what the desk staff are doing too"
It appears that they are crouching down to pet a dog. Not so odd in a pet shop.
More photos on Bezos' site here:
There's one of the thrust chamber on the sea bottom. It looks like it dug itself a little crater when it hit bottom.
Re: Part of the process
"I've heard of people printing in wax."
So, you are a good way through the investment casting ('lost wax' casting) process. I see a business for foundries taking the wax original or the ceramic shell built on the wax original and doing the molten metal pour for reasonable prices.
Not bad for a company that started out in potato country.
I wonder if anyone had the guts to tell J R Simplot that when he said we should go into business making chips, we didn't think he meant the kind you serve with fish.
RE: Very disconcerting...
"..her eyes are focused just above your head"
The male version (for women's phones) will be gazing down.
use a hex editor.
Why recompile something when its only off by a couple of bytes?
"We searched for them with Bing, your honor."
Guard: "She shoved a pair of 38s in my face. And then she pulled a gun on me."
RE: stuck behind a bicycle
Yeah. I hate it when that happens:
This is why people hate us.
This, and Microsoft.
And flaming plastic airplanes.
The 1920's called
They want their temperance movements back.
The trouble with all this nanny state stuff is: The people who are easily dissuaded from abusing alcohol (or whatever) by high prices, taxes and regulation aren't the ones who suffer the worst consequences. The people who are really hooked will ruin their lives regardless of the costs.
Virus, or ...
... logic bomb?
IntechGeoTrans may have inherited a system that the previous maintainer, SK Region, didn't want to let go of.
One Million Moms
I've seen some of them. And their husbands. So their aversion to bestiality is understandable.
And probably based on personal experience.
Re: "Dangerous Ordnance"
Its all about muzzle velocity and energy. I'm not certain what sort of weapons various people have available to them. But I could probably make short work of most siege robots with a 25 kg sledgehammer. No background check or waiting periods required.
Yes, but ...
... does it run Linux?