Re: Jail time or the highlands would have been better
> if lawyers can be called an investment.
Bottomless pit might be a better definition
2638 posts • joined 4 May 2008
> if lawyers can be called an investment.
Bottomless pit might be a better definition
>My legal team has recently resigned because I ran out of money after spending $10m to try and defend myself.
If the guy went to jail for three years he would have saved $10 Million, $3Million per year is not too shabby.
Alternatively, he could have bought a nice house in the Scottish highlands, called himself Douglas MacDougal, disappeared from public life and still had a lot of change left over.
DotCom = minus 10 Million and nothing to show for it.
The Lawyers = plus 10 Million , new Porsches or have upgraded to >20m yachts.
A plate has only one eternal corner, I don't know if the patent covers any less than 4.
>Why would an e-fag have anything other than power pins in the usb connection
Simply because they can or because one of the existing superpowers/badguys/Russian hackers will do anything to introduce Regin/Stuxnet or equivalants into any/all machines....
Or maybe even Marlboro, Lucky Strike etc did it on order to present subliminal messages to the luser that cigarettes are good for you and ecigarettes are bad..
Their web filters are obviously not configured to deal with the dangers of secondhand smoking.
@VinceH, that definately makes a change from pulling a rabbit out of a hat.
[PS : If you go a googling Vinces' references it is important to note that it might/will return a NSFW result..lol.... it made me laugh]
>So, tell us about the fanny.
I can't really judge from the article but there appears to be 2 possible cases
1 : Something is required in order to pack the fanny.
2 : The fanny will be used to pack something else.
In either case those rounded corners will probably be far more welcome that sharp pointy ones..
>Working on the move has become most people's normal way of operating
Faffing about on the move has become most people's normal way of operating
Surprised to see that BitSync is not on the list. I know it is relatively new but I thought it would have been there.
There is a reason that those T&Cs are written in legalese and it's all about moving responsibility from the company to the user when the inevitable shit hits the fan. In other words they are simply protecting their own interests.
Just out of interest which OS ?
>Is someone the EU Parliament suggesting Regin was an EU state export? Either the article or the MEP is missing something.
I think that what they are worried about is that they know how good it is and that it is being used against them, ironic if the creators really are the GCHQ..
>peazip in my experience was horrible, would rather 7zip anyday!
For the moment I agree, 7Zip is definately better.
I installed it recently as an alternative to 7Zip but I cannot find the means of Password Encrypting the created zip files. Is it possible ?
Notepad++ a must for any Admin
Paint.net as JDX mentioned was unfortunately not in the list.
BitTorrent client works extremly well ( dont ask).
Keepass ( Another must have)
Where exactly is the Flux Capacitor ?
No idea who that woman is and to be honest she is not an important figure so I don't knwo why should would be known.
>It told stakeholders: "The more time people spend with our product, the more likely they are to become paying subscribers."
That's not the kind of phrase that would encourage me to invest in Spotify, confidence does not appear to reign here...
After reading through the article and the amount of risk mentioned, it is extremely difficult to imagine anything bright about the future for Spotify.
>The opportunities and possibilities are huge and many will be looking to Google to help draw out the future.
Well someone will have to explain them to me because for the life of me I can't imagine how any can possibly "increase" upon the existing marketing vectors.
We are already permamnantly bombarded with publicty and marketing, without drilling directly into the brain I dont see how it can be further increased just by using some domain names.
In Grenoble the Mayor is removing all of the publicity panels from the town, I hope that the idea spreads all over France.
Magnesium casing with a red button
Apparently Jasper allows for lude/rude/suggestive remarks in the article but not in the comments..
Agreed, the culture in France is about on even par with the Muricans and Guns.
Touche pas mon cul(ture).
The plethora of sub-routines, sub-processes, ie : the means by which the banks can filter money of into hidden unspecified accounts, was so complex that the temp outsourced code monkey unintentionally made a minor filtering mistake and they were unable to recover the lost yachting funds for the month.
>While the world gets excited about Internet-of-stuff
Is that the whole world or just the world of white appliances......
Whichever packet size or netwokl layer they manage to change it would be nice to think that "security" is being carefully considered at the same time..
It's enough that the NSA know that you watch YouPorn but that they will also know that you will soon be running out of cheese, milk and beer is frankly discouraging.
Let me see your big knob, [sends picture of round door handle]
Let me see your tits, [sends pic of garden winged variety]
Let's do it bareback, [sends pic of horse without saddle]
I'm into bondage, [sends pic Mr James Bonds DB9]
I'm into fisting [sends pic of veterinaire artificially inseminating cow]
I predict that there will be a lull in unwanted christmas presents for a period of 4 weeks just prior to the 25 dec. After this time Fleabay will be awash with aformentioned goods for a period of approxiamately 11 months.
>The double touch on the home button feature
I just gained kudos from a colleague for showing them that double-tap method....
Cheers I owe you one of these --------------------------->>>>>>>>>
[ Subtle because it's a double tap rather than a double push ]
>NB My hardware is not old. Quad core i7
Lol, I have XFCE running on a pair of Dell OptiPlex 755 Pentium Dual-Core E2200 2.2GHzs...and it runs great considering the specs... Ok the machines are used for dev testing and admin which are not very labour intensive...
On a Quad Core I7 we are talking whole other levels of vroom.
Much better at what ?
There is a backdoor in every OS, it is called the "User". If you can master the "User" you can master the security.
1 : Is there a major reason for wanting to upgrading so often ? By desiring to remain on the bleeding edge then the small amount of time required to "customize" is a small price to pay. If you used windows it would be the same process of re-customisation when moving between major versions.. ( Can't speak for macOS).
2 : Having to recustomize what exactly ?
I relinquished on both Mate and Cinnamon and preferred the more basic XFCE which works flawlessly for my needs.
I applied to a large International company recently ( 4 weeks ago). I received a 1st call asking only three questions
1 : How quickly I was available.
2 : What salary was I expecting.
3 : Reason for leaving existing company.
Time in call 5 minutes.
That was all that was asked by the person whose task it was to "filter" out from the hundreds of CVs that they had recieved.
2nd call : Sorry but you did not pass the intial process. There was no explanation about which of the three questions filtered me out, just that there was so many canditatures that they had to filter quickly....
I was avaiable within 4 weeks, the reason for leaving was valid and the salary was the going rate for the region.
No discussion about the CV or experience whatsover and this leads me to believe that some people must be is job hunting with very low salarial expectations......
>Of course, if you're really interested you could always read the Symantec PDF linked to in the article...
Isn't that the point of El Reg, to do a little bit of the footwork for us.
Which platforms are targeted ? And what was the method of distribution. ?
It would have been kinda funky to ioclude the Daleks even though they are from a TV series.
I would argue that the poliltical value relates to the financial value of all those Google dollars being moved to Europe rather than in GooglesVille USA.
As a second thought, if the Euro politicians have some indirect "nudge nudge wink wink" relations with the search providers they then gain an extremely powerfull propoganda tool. As the moment Euro politicians have got no leverage over what Google displays as results and it probably drives them crazy.
Something has happened in the OS space, everything has become "minor" regardless of the OS version.... W8 tried "major" changes and failed... W10 is going back to minor changes and yet I still don't see it as a runaway success. I don't have a Mac so I can't compare but if I have understood correctly there are no major changes there either.
If we have reached peak OS, or thereabouts, can't we simply stop all the version numbers and just have kernels where things will be garaunteed to run fro the next 20 years.... I can't imagine why we would need 128bit applications,, the 64 bit address space is "huge".....So that shouldn't be a problem. We don't really need Yet Another File System, so that should be OK.. The majority of people don't even use more than 5% of what is already available to them anyway....
Let's concentrate on security ( bye bye NSA), go back to keeoing things simpe, compatibility between platforms, anything other than the endless race to have the highest version and the maximum incompatibility.
[Please tell me that that screenshot is not using the default color scheme. I have not yet had the opportunity to actually see 10].
I would imagine then that the protocol is therefore only active during hotspot/usb modem functionning or does it have to be on all of the time.
Obviously if it is only on during hotspot/usb modem the attack vector is very much reduced.
>on devices running either iOS or Android. Mac OSX users are also potentially vulnerable but Windows and Linux users would appear to be immune because their operating systems don't accept ICMP redirection packets that carry malicious traffic
Genuine question. : What is the requirement for this subset of OSes iOS, Android and OSx, to use ICPM Redirection but where Windows and Linux don't ? Is this based on various Ping timeouts being used to determine the shortest paths ?
Also does this mean that all Windows platforms are safe from this attack or only the desktop variety..
Interesting attack vector though.
Kind of personifies what is wrong in contemporary society, "I'm all right Jack".
>The big things we need for comfort
The crux of the problem lies within the above phrase. Who is willing to give up their comforts today in order that tommorrows generation can also have a minumum chance?
The consumer society pushes us towards the consommation of products, many of which we don't "need" but that are very comfortable to possess/use.. This is turn gives us a very comfortable lifestyle but has the negative adverse effect of requiring massive a mounts of energy....
We need to cut down on consommation, reduce the population, basically to stop dipping our hands in the cookie jar. BUT as long as the rich can continue to grow richer this will never stop. Be carefull about the evalutation of "rich", it is not necassarilly the top 1%. If you have a roof over your head, own a car and eat two meals a day, have a few pounds/dollars in the bank, you are already on the list of the rich.
Strangely enough, from the list of all of these so-called high-market value domain names, I have never visited any of them.
The names are so generic that they become bland.
Which of the following sounds boring
See how generic just seems fruitless and unappealing... And yet they have deemed them to be worth a small fortune.
Is this why we never saw the 757 striking the Pentagon ? Maybe someone had hacked all of the CCTVs except the one whose footage was shown.
No more plausible than the simpletons story that they came up with....
The crux lies in the fact that at the end of the day the responsibility is always human.
Wikipedia - Asimov's Rules.
1.A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm.
2.A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law.
3.A robot must protect its own existence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Law
Rule 1 : The robots(cars) should never be in such a position in the first place. They should have previsional awareness such that the scenario can always be avoided, exemple : very little forward oncoming awareness = slow down in order to be in a position to avoid anything that might arrive.
Rule 2 : The human being in the car would be screaming orders to save their own skin, rather than that of the on-comer, which the robot(car) would have to follow.
Rule 3 : In our driverless car scenario, rule 3 has no real bearing, so we can rule out this ethic.
In the event of a crash the blame would probably resolve down to the last command screamed out by a human.
As much as we would like to believe that everything can be coded within a well written algorithm, the final decision that one makes in order to "survive" will always remain instinctive. I do not believe that "instinct" can be written as a series of rules due to the fact that we, as mere humans, do not fully understand what it is.
>Why? You are in the mood to be prodded by one?
If my PHB was a Barbie I would probably consider the idea.
Friday . Time its time for one of these ->
@And why do you assume it's an aficionado and not aficionada?
Statistics + El Reg
I had to read your comment twice before the penny dropped, then chuckled at the thought of how the OP could possibly have made that observation.
>The issue is, they just want to sign you up,and roll you along. Loyalty isn't rewarded anymore
Loyalty is just a buzzword synonym for "you will get shafted in the long term".