1057 posts • joined Sunday 6th April 2008 17:17 GMT
Re: @gordon10...Smart people don't keep the default password for their hotspots.
These are Apple (l)users, it is unrealistic to expect any intelligence from them.
They just want their iShit to work, that's all.
RE: Re: Will it work?
A serious risk of
time behind bars a bullet through the head might focus their attention a bit more.
Re: Be careful what you wish for
Meanwhile, the other world leaders look on, make politely supportive noises, whilst privately thinking "what a lightweight".
I think you are being polite there ("what a lightweight"), I suspect the actual appraisal is much harsher.
Re: Gullible as a Windows buyer...Oh Eadon, give it a rest.
No, he is quite right.
Your typical WindblowZE (l)user considers a computer not much more than an appliance, like a toaster; and is unwilling (or more likely unable) to educate themselves.
Totally self inflicted.
No different from your stereotypical dumb female that does not realize that you do have to check/change the oil in a car! Then she whines when the engine seizes!!!
Re: Replace the "call" button on each floor with a keypad -
Which is something already done in practice.
read more: ( http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/pure-genius/intelligent-elevators-answer-vertical-challenges/8191 )
Re: I think you are dangerously over-estimating the capabilities of VB programmers. ;)
I would extend that to include any Microsoft Technology in critical applications.
After all, I would not want to be in such an elevator when its control computer running Windows for Smart BuildingsTM decides it is time to download its "Patch Tuesday" updates with their inevitable reboot.
I can imagine it now, you are heading to the top of a very tall building, when the intercom announces: "The control computer must restart to complete the updates. Your elevator cab may either freeze in place, or go into free fall. When the system reboots, control will resume."
Thus you begin your 7 minutes of terror. ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ_8Md4iK-o )
Re: How about global moving? ;-)
Dammit man, don't give the nutters another 'cause'!!!!
RE: Re: Root password, sure, but why wasn't the data encrypted?
Basically the issue is that leadership fails to listen to the people who are closest to the problem and lacks the ability to see the consequences of that failure.
What you have described sir, is better known as damagement, the bane of IT existence worldwide.
Re: Almost all work is credit these days
Sometimes the decision to continue to allow sales to a customer having difficulty is based on fears of antagonizing a customer.
I knew of one chemical supplier that had an exclusive relationship with a large US distributor for their product. Unfortunately, that supplier was squeezed by the nads when it came to payment.
They had to wait until the exclusivity agreement ran out before they could dump the customer. Afterwards, they learned their lesson and no longer sign exclusivity agreements.
Your best defence.
<---- See icon.
Re: Storm Troopers
And one thing for all customs officers in the world - you are the first impression of your country, people will get.
Do you honestly think most of them give a fuck?
Customs people are government bureaucrat types.
The TSA, must have been based on the Gestapo.
What are you going to do, take the next plane back home because you are pissed?? They don't care, you have already spent your money. You may not ever come back, but, at the moment you enter, you have already committed $$$ to the vacation, and they know it.
Re: Funny how things are - conveniently - forgotten.
NO You got it wrong!!!
The Windows/IE integration claim was made by Microsoft's legal team; while this claim probably comes out of the marketing department.
Two distinctly different (but both slimy) animals.
Re: ,,,in dark days of the 90's been a vbscript and ActiveX programmer...
I bet it must feel great to finally be weaned off of those "medications" (aka 'Microsoft technology').
Re: W8 on a 1Mhz processor
Now that I would like to see.
Time from cold power on to full desktop - 15 years!!!!
Re: Sitting in the office in the dark saves power too.
Also, getting rid of that 100w power sucking incandescent, and replacing it with a 15w CFL does the same thing.
8. That's your problem right there.
Re: MS TELLS TRUTH SHOCK
No, sir, you have it wrong!!!
less power more than rival browsers"
Re: They missed a chance...could have had him arrested and imprisoned,
Which would have caused a international shit storm guaranteed to make the current NSA spying scandal "child's play" by comparison.
If that were ever to occur, no future President or former President would ever be able to safely leave the country, because they risked arrest somewhere offshore. Don't you think that several countries would like to have "arrested" Bush if they could??? Obama would never take that foolish chance.
Re: VMS OS from HEAVEN -> Windows OS from HELL.
I can't speak about VMS as I have never used it; but you will get no quarrel from me WRT WindblowZE.
I know someone who is stuck working in a WindblowZE shop even thought he is, at heart, a Linux fan.
Instead of the usual Windows splash screen, his work machine sports a red/black spawn of satan splash screen. Instead of the WindblowZE login sound, he has Darth Vader (James Earl Jones) saying: "Welcome to the dark side". I just love his sense of humor.
Otherwise be honest and admit it. The US is no better in this regard than China.
You are so damn right.
The best choice would be BOTH a) and b).
Re: HP really picks 'em
Here is the thing:
1) there are the public statements made by Lane, et al, who get "caught"
2) then there is the reality of the situation, they knew exactly what they were getting into.
Do you really expect them to admit anything???
Re: Spend all that money?....Especially if he is in jail!
Of course, it would be protection money to insure that IF he were to drop the soap he would not become someone's bitch!!
BTW, I wonder how Bernie Madoff is doing these days???? Is he enjoying his stay at Club Fed.
Re: We didn't LOSE Korea...South Korea is our friend,
I NEVER said they weren't.
BUT(T), the continued existence of North Korea is an overgrown, swollen pustule on the backside of humanity, and should have been popped a long time ago.
South Koreans would not have had to endure 60 years worth of sabre rattling from North Korea's demented leaders had the war in Korea been WON.
NOW, do you get my point!???
Re: We didn't LOSE Korea.
Supposedly the goal of going to war is to WIN, and defeat your opponent.
Well, considering that North Korea has continued to exist since the armistice was signed in 1953, I certainly do not consider it a WIN, at best a 60 year old stalemate, one that has gone for too long.
IMHO, we can thank our friends at the UN for that.
Re: Sonic Screwdriver
Insecure? Easy to hack? Do they run
Android Automotive WindblowZE for Automobiles by any chance?
WindblowZE for Automobiles: "Where do want to crash today!!!"
Re: "dually elected officials"...the special interests they serve. EDIT
EDIT TO Now, someone who is slightly awake will spout out that we didn't LOSE Korea. To that, I will say: "BULLSHIT!!!" Does the antics of their current leader OF NORTH KOREA suggest that we won?? If we WON, he would not be in power.
I needed to make it clear who I was referring to when I initially specified current leader, lest I piss off any South Koreans.
ICON awarded for my FAILing to be clear in the first post about who the "current leader" referred to.
Re: "dually elected officials"...the special interests they serve.
I expect to be flamed for this, so, pardon me while I put on my Nomex suit.
There, now you can flame away.
Let us go back to end of WW2, Hitler was dead, Germany was defeated, we (that being the USA) nuked Japan twice, and that bloody war was over. Or was it? An awful lot of money got spent in the fight to defeat the Fascists. And the military-industrial complex took notice. President Eisenhower WARNED US about it, and no one paid any attention.
Rising out of the ashes, was a new villain: Communism, and the spread of the Red Menace across parts of Europe and Asia. That begat a new type of 'war', dubbed The Cold War. "We got to stop those goddam Russkies" paraphrases the sentiment of many politicians of the time. And the defense industry LOVED IT!!!. Politicians do not want to be seen as "soft on Communism", so they bought into the defense industry lie, hook, line and sinker. And the ($$$$BILLIONS) flowed.
The USA got itself tied up in two Asian wars (Korea and Viet Nam), and LOST both. Now, someone who is slightly awake will spout out that we didn't LOSE Korea. To that, I will say: "BULLSHIT!!!" Does the antics of their current leader suggest that we won?? If we WON, he would not be in power. Then there is that disgrace called Viet Nam, where the civilian leadership was too goddammed worried about 'image'. We should have either fought to win, or got the fuck out of there. If we had done the latter, who knows how many of the 58,000+ we lost there would have lived. But the defense industry kept raking in the $$$BILLIONS.
Fast forward to the fall of the Soviet Union. You might hope that with the demise of the Big Bad Bear, some of those $BILLIONS squandered on defense spending just might get re-directed into more useful purposes, rather than be squandered on weapons of war. You can bet your sweet ASS that the defense industry was going to do ANYTHING and EVERYTHING to keep that GRAVY TRAIN running. Along the way, the Cunts In America get us tangled up with all kinds of dictators and despots. That's OK, as long as they are OUR dictators and despots. You do know who we allied with in Afghanistan to defeat the Soviets, don't you???? Once we no longer needed them, they became expendable, and suddenly had an excuse to want to extract revenge. Now, we have been tied up in more war for the past 10+ years, and now it is $$$$TRILLIONS of GDP being squandered on the defense industry, and WEAPONS OF WAR. Isn't it about time that shit STOP!!!! With the winding down of those wars, the defense industry needs a new villain, a mythological villain called a terrorist.
So, let me pose this one simple question:
WHO has the MOST to lose if the $$$TRILLIONS now being squandered on weapons of war and defense spending were to suddenly vanish???
All of this bullshit about running around looking for terrorists is nothing more than a smokescreen for the defense industry to keep its GRAVY TRAIN running at full speed. And government officials (of BOTH parties) are willing accomplices.
representatives of the People bought and paid for by the special interests.
Let the flaming begin.
RE: Re: so virtual desktops, encrypted hard drives still just too damm difficult to explain to PHB's
Others are right until senior managers
start doing prison time are taken out and shot, this will not change.
More blame shifting bullsh-t!!!!
A Glasgow City Council spokesman told the BBC: "This data loss should not have happened and we took immediate steps to ensure it does not happen again. Like WHAT!!!!! Piss and moan???
The ICO acknowledges there is no evidence that any bank accounts have been targeted, that the council immediately informed it of the theft and that we carried out significant remedial action." Really, how long into the future will YOU be able to make that guarantee. WRT "remedial action", was the fool responsible fired? demoted? Most likely not.
The taxpayers ought to round up those responsible and display them in a pillory in the town square. Perhaps local produce vendors can be persuaded to provide plenty of spoiled or rotten product for taxpayer 'stress relief'.
Re: Straight up and out in 10 minutes??
Now matter how little we use, the utility companies keep putting the bills up to
retain their profit levels, er, cover increased costs I mean..provide for larger executive bonuses
Re: The Prenda defence should be interesting.
That would be a cross examination I would actually pay to watch. Let me break it down.
The ass clown on the stand,
trying at the same time, to reconcile his firm's strategy of
----> nailing pirates by associating the pirate with an IP address;
against accusations that
-----> it wasn't ME who seeded those torrents even though my IP address was associated with those torrents.
How he will manage to wrangle himself out of that one will be interesting.
Re: That's the problem.
Which our poster does not comprehend.
If any one of those networks get compromised, then all of you are fucked.
End of story.
There is a reason why you internally firewall off critical systems.
Re: Off-site backups?
No, they would be the tapes that sat next to the old CRT for more than 3 years, and may have been slowly erased by the magnetic field it generated.
I once had a QIC (quarter inch cartridge) tape drive band snap during a high speed rewind; the resulting mess INSIDE the cartridge was a sight to behold.
Re: Fruit juice?
Yes, I was thinking bitter Apple cider, myself.
Re: I'm all for full recourse
Almost as good would be a nasty that triggers the SECURE_ERASE command built into most current hard drives.
I have often wondered if there was a way to access the internal LBA layout table1, and wipe it out, or better yet, scramble it.
1 Most people are aware that the "old" cylinder/head/sector nonsense that one once HAD to use in partitioning a hard drive is no longer necessary; there is STILL some internal table that maps a specific LBA to the physical sector containing the data. If one could only fuck up THAT table!!!
Re: "mob mentality"
You can substitute "herd mentality" and, yet still be on target.
Re: I didn't know the max current in a US supply was 20A.
It is for general lighting and cord connected equipment, but receptacles are available in 15, 20, 30 and 50 amp capacities in both 120 or 240 volt types.
30 amp 120/240 volt receptacles are used for clothes dryers, while 50 amp 120/240 volt receptacles are used for electric ranges. And, YES, there ARE 30 and 50 amp 120 volt receptacles.
Specialized 60 amp receptacles are also available.
Standard US circuit breaker sizes are 15, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 amps for residential load centers (aka 'breaker boxes'). "Oddball" sizes such as 25, 35, 45 and 55 are made, but not always stocked, except at electrical distributors (as opposed to 'home centers').
Presumably they use ring mains though. NO, that is a UK invention not used here. Typically when conductors are paralleled, it is to serve a high amperage1 load, with one end of each run connected to the supply, and the other end of each run connected to the load. And our electrical code requires the cables that make up such a parallel run be of the same size and length so they carry their proportionate share of the load.
1 Typically MORE than 400 amps.
For the curious:
NEMA plug chart: http://www.generatorjoe.net/html/web/outlet/quailplug.html
Re: Please stop using that "manglement" word ...
Most commentators will use the term manglement or its cousin damagement in the correct context: ID10Ts at the helm who are completely clueless about the ramifications of their decision making; except that it will increase shareholder value, or contribute to larger year end bonuses for the executives that mismanage a company.
So, if YOU can't stand the "troops in the field" criticizing their <snark>leaders</snark>, then I suggest some other publications to read, like the Daily
Re: Bull....Servers shouldn't exist at corporate locations.
Servers shouldn't exist at corporate locations.
What's that smell???
Do we have a cloud salesman here!!!!
Re: They should have an air gap.
And (L)users will find a way around it!!!
Remember Stuxnet??? IIRC the infection vector was a flash drive.
Re: Never received it....1x1 white pixel
You mean the old fashioned web bug!!!!!