First predicted by Zappa
Ceres of tiny lites.
1522 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007
Ceres of tiny lites.
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"All the politicians are playing it!"
Yeah but that's in real life
cos people gettin off their face and falling asleep has always been a threat to life, limb and society. And as much as I wouldn't like someone to die or loose a limb cos dey taking drugs, it is because most addicts wanna kill to get them that death/crime cos of said drugs happens to happen. If peeps wanna kill themselves with drugs let them. Make drugs available to everyone for a nice price and use the proceeds to support the families of those dumb enough to kill themselves with them.
most people are not going to run their internet connection through Wireshark or Snort and log/parse the resulting data. I expect everything I run to want to send data to the software provider and yet I don't do this. I would also have to be an accomplished cryptographer to be sure I understood what was being sent much of the time.
There was a time when I had a Honeywall between my LAN and the Internet, the logs made interesting reading, not so much the outgoing but the incoming connections. I expect the outgoing logs would be far more interesting now.
A web browser has to access the Internet a local application doesn't, therefore I have a software firewall that detects egress and I just block every application that seeks to connect to the Internet.
With a web browser it cannot determine a plugin from the parent application, although it does list the IP addresses an allowed application connects to.
It is tedious doing lookups on these addresses though. It might be time to look at Honeywall Roo again and build on what is already there. Would the average consumer care though if presented with a warning telling them that their privates are being exposed? They might just think the benefit of the free application is worth the cost.
Commercial entities are legion for they are many. If you cant read the source code it cannot be trusted to connect to the Internet. It really is that simple.
places an order with local supermarket if I run out of milk and my smart door lets in the delivery
man droid in to place the milk in said fridge. My smart car lets my smart TV know that I am going to be late home due to traffic conditions so it can record that which I would normally watch and my TV tells my smart beer cooler to wait a while before starting its task to save electricity. The beer cooler notifies the smart cat feeder to feed the cat. The feeder of course chatted with the smart food cupboard to check that there was indeed cat food after first checking with the fridge that there wasn't any left over chicken or fish for the cat.
My smart phone automatically sends a request to a greeting card company, a florist, a chocolatier or toy company dependant on which celebratory anniversary it is. It also intercepts the thank you messages and replies to the recipient that they are welcome and I love them, just in case I remain unaware of the action and embarrass myself by saying was it your birthday/anniversary/ etc.
My smart clothes make their own way to my smart washing machine, just after my smart utility cupboard as informed said washing machine that it has ordered detergent and indeed the detergent has been delivered by the same droid that delivered the milk.... My smart cupboard is smart enough to check with my other smart devices before placing an order.
As for me I never have to worry or think about anything any more. I have so much more free time to search for the latest labour/thought saving device. Perhaps there is an app for that?
IoT what's not to like?
we have a ton of work left to do with Spartan so expect to see some bugs and rough edges in
this first preview. the final release.. Sorry just had too, legacy memories if not legacy standards.
Those that want to be noticed and recognised for the wonderful people that they are and the awesome contribution that they make to the Internet. And those who still think it is possible to be anonymous on the Internet..
All I can say is keeping track of several dozen nyms and email addresses is tedious. I have a static IP address, if I wanna be naughty I have to Tor or I2P or use a MAC address altered device at a public access point with an email account I created over Tor/I2P providing I hide my face from the cameras or wear a mask.
seems to be getting slower. Web pages are instant and download speeds have been pretty much consistent. BBC HD streams just fine. Perhaps Akamai are just promoting their services and El Reg fell for it.... Of course broadband speeds are slowly improving.... or does one expect technology advances to make Internet access slower?
Psychopaths are not born, they are created. Every new born is a blank and slate any genetic tendency can be overwritten by nurture. A brain continues to develop outside of the womb and that development can be directed. What you are basically saying is that a value system is not taught. I disagree, children are initially programmed, conditioned, indoctrinated and instilled with values by parents. Eventually peer pressure has a strong influence. By the age of 12 a value system should have been set up by the parents.
it detects the reason of accident.... determines only the driver was involved and was pissed or on the phone at the time. And then remains silent for several hours before phoning an undertaker I am all for it.
Joke alert because all life is sacred ;-)
many years of experience of CSC... Some decent and talented peeps work there, until they develop an ethical conscience or get made redundant... No I am honest and I am sincere as are the peeps I reefer too... Never met a CSC share holder or decision maker though.
I would dumpster dive before I worked for CSC
Working on it
the porn where the actors appear to make love, all tender gentle mutual like?
Or the porn where the man viciously fucks a woman whom appears to to be suffering in pain more than receiving pleasure?
Maybe it's the porn where the woman beats the man and tramples his testicles? Or the porn in which the man spanks the woman?
Or could it simply be that the more one masturbates the longer one learns to last?
Might the results also be skewed, know many men that are happy to admit that they cannot get a stiffie?
More aroused at home than under a magnifying glass in a lab... who would of thought?
There are a lot of question marks I obviously need an education.
Lost Alpha.... Hours of fun for die hard Stalker fans... for Free!! or click the donate button.
let love get in the way of business
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"Check for updates but let me choose whether to download and install them."
Is the sensible way to configure windows update.
Is in my list and is now unticked, thanks for the heads up Reg
Not so much scrabbling as trying to do too many things my tiny mind could cope with at once.
Just like those that promise.... the thing you pay for and just don't get.
The fact remains broken English aside I think I am right. Or does it please you to put your privates in the hands of someone you don't even know let alone trust? The consumer has no clue I really thought readers of The Register would. Perhaps I was down voted by pedants or cloud service providers
Those with a clue don't need too. One can own and control the server one syncs/dumps/stores data on (just don't use an off the shelf NAS or ISP owned cheapo router).
Consumers have no choice and consumers are most likely to not have understanding of what any of this means... Oooo that's easy I don't have to think. Here ya go take care of my privates.
And guess what, those that are making money from selling broken systems don't really give a shit providing the lawyers draft a EULA that admonishes them of responsibility
copyright holders were not such greedy bastards and they were struggling to feed their children they would have my sympathy... And support
We really need a "Fuck u" icon
Jimmy is that you?
Why are you ignoring all my stalk mails.
As for the article... being self employed and in a business of one employee, all my emails have a disclaimer that the content... "might not be the view of the company" etc. I am thinking of adding I might be angry/pissed when sending this so take any disparaging remarks as tongue in cheek and ask again when I am sober.
The devil is not always in the detail... Sometimes it is in the interpretation
sneak out of work and sit in my workmates Hillman, along with my work mate Harry F to listen to Hitchikers on the radio. Fond memories. Going back into work a little high wasn't always a good thing though. If you read this Harry I thank you.
Were they in Star trek or Stargate or summat similar?
Something as vacuous as intergalactic space should not seen as an authority on er.... well anything.
The Higgs field cannot be massless because the Higgs has mass, therefore the whole Universe even the quantum vacuum has a mass associated with the Higgs field.
The Higgs boson interacts with matter to give mass to other particles.
The Higgs boson is an excitation in the Higgs field producing a mass of approx 126GeV
Every particle with mass interacts with a Higgs boson of mass 126GeV
So add 126GeV to the mass of every particle in the Universe (most of them are in and around galaxies)
Does this not account for Dark matter, or at least some of the extra mass we cannot detect?
Just a though I am a hobbyist with interest not a particle physicist or cosmologist with a PhD
Need an "I am just guessing here" icon
I really don't care because if ever an advertising network finds a way around adblock, they will certainly find a way into my hosts file.
My Amiga got infected once... that taught me to move the write tab on my floppies, I had do disinfect dozens. It was a lesson well learned and got me into studying viruses. I have never had a virus on a production PC I have owned and my first PC was an Epson PCe. (I have purposely infected many in the course of research)
Of course I could have been and could still be riddled with many undetectable ones all fighting for dominance... I just don't know I am not that smart.
If in doubt run suspect code in a VM using Sysinternals wonderful tools. I guess I am preaching to the wise. It is the average user that needs to learn this, not IT professionals that read an IT news site.
I wanted to use a smiley face but that makes me feel I am trying to be smug and I am not, I am just constantly vigilant, so I Meh in the advertisers and malvertisers general direction.
I wouldn't have one, someone might think it was the genuine article
Aether that or another name.
how long before using this becomes illegal and Moxie is arrested for aiding terrorists?
I don't do Apple
does this help?
"Fixing long standing interoperability bugs with other modern browsers could actually break sites who have coded to the IE-specific behavior,"
That will be every website that has been coded to render the same across all the major browsers then.
I like that quote. Have an up vote
many seem to get jobs on the board of directors of companies that have landed lucrative government contracts. Or did I just make that up because I am a cynical old bastard that has a huge distrust of politicians?
I want my status bar at the bottom back.
How can something that sends urls that one visits to a third party and inserts advertising into html streams be called a privacy tool?
Should be called SnoopDog... Oh wait.
AdTrustMedia are in my hosts file and have been for years.
I read... when extorted to the Microsoft cloud.... I must get my eyes or my cynicism checked.
Although to be honest I think my cynicism is in perfect health.
*sigh* Why can't we have an internet that favors decent ads, and honest search results, and privacy, and...?
Being decent and honest rarely gets one a Ferrari, yacht or a Villa in the Maldives.
if a third party has any kind of access to the data
And as electronic communication goes through a few third party routers/switches along the way, unless unbreakable encryption is used you are fucked.
A nod, a wink and a nudge, nudge out of sight of a camera/curious eye ball might be the only secure solution.
MS email and many other free email services are absolutely fine for most of the crap that most people talk about. If it is secrets you want to share then do it in private, one to one. Preferably where there is no Samsung TV or Barbie doll etc. etc. in the room.
Yup they really help with the immersion...
There was a time when gamers didn't need on screen prompts, hand holding or a new keyboard every three months.
But then again this is a console game and having never owned a console I don't really feel qualified to criticise the history of the platform.
Although I do feel aggrieved that nearly all PC titles are poor ports from console and the foibles of the platform are foisted on PC gamers.
EMP will be fine, the kid my love the toy.
Don't want to traumatise them just yet, there's a lifetime of corporate abuse, marketing droids and cold callers awaiting them for that.
Now whilst this smacks of sarcasm.....
Need an.... I am truly fucking scared icon.
I don't pretend now but then again my value system has been self determined. Not decided by the state or greed.
FFS he ate her?
Yes the decision to punish this man has further harmed the reputation of the state.
I don't own a Windows phone yet I would be a dick if I was to post a comment that said...
"Tough shit, that's what one gets for using Windows"
"Whaddya expect Windows update often breaks desktop and server OS's too"
"This is Microsoft it's par for the course"
Even if it is what I think.
I don't use an Apple device either for the same reason I don't own a Windows phone... And it has nothing to do with the reliability of updates. I like to control my devices and know what they are doing when I am not looking.
Now Android (Google Phone OS) is far from perfect but having a rooted device means I am the administrator of said device, not some multinational corporation shepherd that cares little for its sheep.
Way to go... Defend MS by citing the failing of others.
There should be a word for "defend a failure by citing a different failure"...
Read the EULA, it absolves MS of any liability. It also states in weasel words that MS do not guarantee that their software will work in the way expected or indeed at all.
MS have been crafting broken code since DOS. There is a reason no class action has been brought against MS for providing unfit for purpose software.... I refer you to the previously mentioned EULA.
I presume all emails are phishing emails.
I can understand the average user falling for a phishing scam, especially when emails are written in HTML and displayed as web page.
I don't understand how an IT professional can fall for a such a trick. (Note the word professional).
Never heard of synaesthesia?
An LSD component in the audio signal path really helps with the visualisation of the sound.