just like Windows Vista?
1668 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007
just like Windows Vista?
and use the command line.... another attack surface is not required.
When does anyone from a service company call anyone legitimately? When a support call is raised, they usually blame a third party, say we are aware of the issue and just hope one goes away.
"Hello, and we are EvacuationSquad. We do what we do for a few reasons: We hate the American government, We hate authority, and we LOVE to cause mayhem."
Then cause mayhem to those you hate dickwads. It's only the
subjects victims of those you hate that suffer as a result of this juvenile shit
A golden shower?
Still using the free version 5 of their firewall from 2012, can't complain... It even allows one to block access to Comodo servers, which of course was one of the first things I did. I don't believe the software is checking for updates every 5 minutes
I am sorted now. I have decided to give Utility Warehouse a go. I get broadband, phone and mobile for around the same price I was paying Sky for broadband and phone. Plus a static IP address, no port blocking and unlimited bandwidth. And no contract, so if they do not live up to expectations I can just leave.
I am paranoid and somewhat a control freak. I don't trust third parties to care enough should there be issues. I feel comfortable that my hardware is a home build under my desk with spares and back ups readily on hand. I accept the connection can always fail and that is something I will never have control of. I have thought of dynamic DNS and this is the way I may go.
Thank you for the advice.
As an old BE customer I find Sky a corporate behemoth that does not give a shit for it's
Can someone please recommend an ISP that provides a good service and a static IP address?
Preferably an independent that cares, if any exist
my Epson PCe.
As the original article was about long running hardware I had no cause for comment. It has been idle/stored and not booted in over 20 years. I learned K&R 'C' on this. I must get around to powering it up... maybe on a concrete floor in my garage from a safe distance. I still have the same green screen Phillips monitor it came with.
Does this mean that the "public" get a different IP address? Or is my static IP address associated by third parties to the actions of others?
a commodity. I have never been a commodity, I will never be a commodity.
Mr ISP you want a hotspot from my router... provide my access for free and I will consider it. Even though It may provide plausible deniability, I will not view this in a good light
I dread the day when use of an ISP provided router is mandatory and one faces legal action for messing with it.
Only if you give this attention seeking dickwad column inches.
I don't know what he is smoking. The drugs I took as a youngster distorted my perception of reality in so many ways as to make me question just about everything. However, perhaps I am lucky in that they never replaced my perceptions with bullshit... Or did they? After years of abstinence, I really need a spliff icon now.
"Next thing you know they'll be telling us that invisible things cause diseases like pneumonia and syphilis!"
Only overly promiscuous incubi and succubi.
And I think fuckoff. I just can't help it. Perhaps my thread pool is polluted.
will be realised when MS switch to a subscription model for Windows 10.
I don't know which icon to use because I don't know if I am joking or being prophetic.
Some people are not old enough nor grumpy enough to see this.
Have an up to counter the down.
Have an up vote... Having been both an employee (IT manager, in full control of all IT infrastructure) and an employer. I say... One is employed to do a job, not fuck around on the Internet.
A quick chat with the partner.. "Will you be home at usual time?", "What you fancy for eats?" is perfectly acceptable imho. But lengthy use of the employers facilities to talk trivia and post to social media is out of order.
And before any of you think I was nasty, I gave quite a few polite, off the record warnings to several staff that browsing porn and using the internal email system to share what many would call offensive imagery was a bad move. Never once did I have to report an employee to my superiors or dismiss anyone for abuse of business systems. I found a friendly smile and a warning was enough.
Not quite, MS have realised that their attempt to make the Internet proprietary in the early years has resulted in many businesses being tied to non standards compliant versions of IE. On the whole for most of these businesses it is cheaper to pay MS for support rather than recode for standards compliance. MS are simply taking
the piss advantage of the situation.
Most corporates are non ethical companies where the client is the product, MS are no different. They may have failed in turning the Internet into an extension of Microsoft. And they probably did not plan or foresaw this situation... But one can bet they are rubbing their hands together now as the Windows OS and IE become less and less relevant.
Microsoft had produced standards compliant browsers from the get go, instead of trying and succeeding in many cases of forcing devs into a proprietary corner....
in the summer of course.
My wireless (not WiFi) door bell is both a blessing and a curse. I thought about wired(Cat5) CCTV so I can ignore salesmen and those who think I may need a god. I don't really care who calls when I am not there, delivery persons leave a note or the goods with the neighbour. Friends usually pre-arrange or phone/text if I am not about.
I am pretty sure most of this IoT stuff is about bragging rights or a solution awaiting a problem. Then again I am old now and pretty much a Luddite compared to the under 30's.
"...and also medical situations in which expression in response to particular stimulus constitutes a symptom-aiding diagnosis." /me smiles
"This is the currency of revenue growth and customer satisfaction, because emotions drive spending." /me frowns
Raise my hopes for an altruistic motive. And then piss all over them.
Wish I could up vote you a Google(plex)
The icon "love it" is for the AC I replied to... Not for the Zuckshits delusions on what makes for a happy self sustaining community.
yup have an up vote cos u beat me to the punchline.
Gov should make it clear how much of OUR taxes are being spent on spying on US (as in we, as in you and me)
1, Point taken... Although the last virus/trojan I had (that I was aware of) was the Saddam virus on my Amiga.
2. Only me accesses my devices, with the exception of see point 1.
3. don't need one... I know a strong password from a weak one.
4. I don't share passwords.
5. My memory is my version control... see point 4.
6. Possibly I hadn't thought of that, although I don't index my files with Windows search.. I don't trust it. I know where my sensitive data is stored.
7. I think you have covered most possibilities.. I do have a software firewall that informs me of ALL egress. Yes, some applications and services are allowed without confirmation so there is a weakness there.
Still so far so good.
I presume LastPass/LogMeIn will only ever employ perfect, intractable human beings, perfect encryption, perfect security and will mitigate every mitm attack. Elsewise why would anyone trust them?
Serious question... I don't trust anyone, including myself.
What's wrong with using a Libre Office spreadsheet protected (AES encrypted) using a sentence (upper case lower case and symbols) that one memorises? Locally stored and backed up on changes (multiple back ups), and also uploaded to a private FTP server again protected by a strong password?
Perhaps I am missing something? Please enlighten me.
"As far as I can tell,
most of his ONLY crime s are was against spelling and grammar."
I can see how this maybe taken as a racist slur, I can also see how it maybe taken as a joke.
Eye of the beholder I guess.
phones home owner/police on breach of security. No connection to Internet.
Just off the top of my head without any further thinking..... I am getting drunk so can't be assed designing a security system in real time. Happy new year have fun y'all.
I expect a pre-built off the shelf PC to be equipped with the cheapest components possible that will survive a heavy use situation, in order to keep prices competitive. Who makes the PSU?.
I been building PC's for 20+ years, when I skimped on cost, I regretted it... I bought a Jetway mobo once. :-(
All I can say is wait and see, until PC World get a shit load of returns this is a non story.
Yes, Thank you!
Please don't tell anyone.
"The move, alongside several other large infrastructural changes – which the administrators have asked The Register not to publish for security and insurance reasons"
Why tell the Register of changes they do not want to be public knowledge?
I know security by obscurity in itself is no panacea. However, it does contribute to a multi-layered security practice.
"It's malicious Android Santa game app is still hosted on the Google Play Store and is capable of stealing "basically everything" from phones"
Just like every other Android App that requests access to contacts, sms, wifi, radio, sdcard contents etc. etc.
If a malicious app can jump air gapped systems, the system is not air gapped. Wifi, Blutooth indeed any connectivity to a device that accesses the Internet access does not constitute an air gapped system. Or does the term air gapped simply mean a box without a cat5 cable attached?
Don't these people realise that Santa will put them on the naughty list.
Is not the atmosphere made of gases?
Nitrogen plasma is reddish purple and Oxygen plasma is blue.
Pretty useless in the vacuum of space though.
have never seen a mobile phone without rounded corners.
I read..."You get to ask him stiff. No biggie"
Things are getting bad when toy doll has to wear a tinfoil hat.
If one can code, one can code.
The language/syntax is just an abstraction.
however, you are much more succinct... you replied while I typed. Serves me right for trying to be smart and using more words than what were necessary :-) Have an up!
Would not notice.
Am I all alone in believing that a fast, responsive and reliable website is only realisable when all dependencies are on the same server/cluster? (OK, social media/YouTube etc aside).
How can anyone using a third party service guarantee any kind of up time/latency/page loading times etc. to a client?
Responding "My provider said it would,work/would be quick.", when a client asks "Why is this not working properly?" is laughable.
.."but i'm pretty sure it will come together over the next year or so."
Whilst the client base is used as beta testers.
leaving broke Genesis, They survived the departure of Peter Gabriel. But when Hackett left, Genesis became more pop orientated. Even so "Home by the sea", "Duchess" and "Your own special way" remain my favourite post Hackett tracks and stand by themselves.
I have much respect for Phil Collins' drumming skills. And I reckon anyone who has tried to play any instrument and who has also listened to Genesis from the early days would agree.
I look forward to hearing what he comes out with, he has the recognition to pull some great musicians into this project. I just hope he remembers his roots and does not make pop songs.
As someone else mentioned... He comes from a time when musicians could play an instrument and the stage performance of a live act was almost indistinguishable from the studio recording.
It might be hard to hit a kangaroo at less than 30 mph
That statement depends on congruence (All parties agree what is wrong). And as we are all different, we have much to fear from those who would have us consume, conform and obey.
not like this is the first independent review to be ignored.
Perhaps they should have sponsored their own, after all they know best, I prefer my propaganda to come from a previously verified source.
Remember that every time a politician speaks,
a fairy the truth dies.
Kids will always seek the forbidden. (some dude wrote something about it once, involving a snake I think). Look up on how that ended.
Only when adults get involved in a child discovering their sexuality does it become threatening to the child.
Some porn goes way beyond what I would like my child to see. But people do these things. It's a fine line choosing how much reality and ideology one teaches/indoctrinates/conditions into a child.... And how the ratio should change over the years.
Children have to grow into, integrate into and know how to react in a world made up of many characters.
The days of playing with Lego at 14 are over. And I think we underestimate the resilience of our children. Not from physical abuse. No, that always damages. But from the bullshit and insensitivity to another's feelings so often available as a cheap image/download.
One only has to trust someone to have ones mind swayed. Generate trust in your children.
Basically Mr Cameron you are an employee, Look after your own children, don't you dare tell me how to look after mine. And, don't you dare employ legislature that restricts how I raise and educate my children.
It will work to some extent. Even if only from the spillover of retired legacy systems and blind customer loyalty. MS have a huge share in the desktop market from which we seem to be rapidly transitioning.
Perhaps Win 10 is 2-4 years too late?