Re: Ahhh Twitter...
"There is also the 5 Journalists paid to follow him"
Who are all called Stephen Fry
2783 posts • joined 4 May 2008
"There is also the 5 Journalists paid to follow him"
Who are all called Stephen Fry
Apple's consumers are giving products to charity... due to the "added value" that thay must pay.
Yes, it is and they appear to be galloping towards us at an increasing speed.
"Why do it discretely? Just do them all in one batch."
A good example of an optimised process and much quicker than simple attrition.
"Staff in general are the "weakest link in the security chain" and disgruntled employees and the mischief they can create are a particular threat, the spooks advise."
I this is the case the why not immediately disband the entire GCHQ as it in itself presents the greatest risk to the country and it's people.
"If Microsoft give them a free and legitamate copy, then they're not pirates anymore. Problem solved!"
Since they will be installing over a pirated copy, which will probably get flagged during the installation....they will effectively now be using a legitimate copy of windows but will have been flagged as previously being pirates and therefore will get monitored slightly more closely than everyone else.
It's my conspiracy theory for the day....
At the end of the day it's probably far more valuable to keep track of what the pirates are doing by giving them a free copy of windows than it is to try and combat piracy.
Quick somebody pass me the sick jug, the contents of my stomach have become disturbed....
I sometimes put a double or even a triple dram of GlenMorangie in my glass in the evening. Does it help the taste, not even remotely, it's fine with a single dram.
8 cores will not help the watch tell the time any more than a single core. Shit my desktop machine is only a double core and I have 15 heavy applications open at this moment and all of them run fine...
Just like the article on removing the bloat from Windows 10 it would be far more interesting to see what you can do with less rather than with more.
If they can remove the bloat from a tablet, please, please, please do the same for PCs.
Small and light is good... honestly, I really do not need tiles, sidebars or widgets that tell me the latest stock prices. Keep it nice and tight, everyone loves nice and tight ( fnnrrrr).
Why not start of a race to the lightest, smallest OS rather than the heaviest... ( I doubt that they will reach DSL size though but we can dream on anyway)
" IIRC only silver (a decent budget) could stop the beast that was Pennywise's alter ego. "
Now we are getting somewhere, it's the infamous Silver Bullet Syndrome. Who'd have thunk it, from scary clowns to management paradigms all in one thread.
"I think I'd rather get married than appear that stupid in front of a crowd."
I thing I would personally prefer to look stupid for 15 minutes than live with Dopey or the Elephant (wo)man for the rest of my life...But each to his own.
I was upset at the Stephen King novel "IT". Never once did he mention anything even remotely related to IT, instead he concentrated his writing on a bloody clown....
" who looks like 10 miles of bad road"
That put a smile on my monday morning face...
var x = "six"
var y = 15
z = x+y
Display the value of z...... Ouch
Meditate on the words "a place to hide made of cold white crystals"
I wonder if the accompanying policeman will be British or #cough#CIA#cough# American ?
Be wary if they are carrying an umbrella.. ( #cough# polonium #cough# - lots of dust in this forum #cough# )
I have the impression that society has become increasingly involved in giving a classification to people....by age, illnesss, colour, race, religion, size, weight, intelligence etc
What I do not understand is the fascination for this classification. Objectively, what does it ultimately provide other than a means of eventual segregation ?
Steve Jobs really was a twunt, it appears as though he had a multitude of
shitty character traits. Greed, jealousy, avarice, bad tempered, unkind, selfish, not the kind of person that I personally would raise to hero status...
I think that El Reg also helps raising Steve Jobs up, simply creating articles about the man is enough, especially when the articles are not satirical. No points to El Reg there......
Will we raise Warren Buffet, Bill Gates or "Steve Balmer" ( shudder) up to the same status when they die.
Quote of the day, "Apple because Steve" ( see attitude above)...
I'm off to the shooting range "because Gaston"....17, 26, 30....
Now all the 350$ versions will just seem like cheap tat....
skimmed 4 words of the article thouroughly studied the article, I honestly believed that I was about to read an article about Roly Poly Swiss bomb makers.
It would have been a little bit paradoxical that the land of the Geneva Convention and Human Rights made bombs. There are several Roly Poly people though.
Although having given a litttle bit of thought, it probably wouldn't take much to make this into a roly poly bomb...
Not a problem, it will be torrented long before it appears on the usual platforms and there will be no doubt that Apple users will be 100% to blame.. No-one will be able to blame the TPB for this one.
They can't find a new name for TIFKAM / Modern and are still digging deep to come up with a name that won't remind everyone of the disaster known as 8.
"Give quiche a chance."
Was it John Lemon or Yolk Ohno that said that ?
"And the "but if you just clicked “Next, Next, Next..." doesn't fly with me."
You have the chance to opt out and you don't use ut, that's not the fault of the greedy.....
After all this isn't MS Office that you are installing..
OK I digress, the Java installer is just as bad, but we already know that it has become a POS.
"1. They would have done it even if we did not teach them. It is not that difficult"
Technically it's not difficult, to be convincing requires some skill. We taught them how to become "helpdesks", and this is exactlly the skill set that they are using.
2 : I would not call a multi-million dollar business a failure. If they suck so much how come they managed to earn so much..
So know that we have taught the Indians to become proficient with computers and phone systems the bad guys amongst them have realised how they can use them against us..
Maybe in return we can start phoning them and offering them really high paid jobs in London, they are after all very technically efficient people, all the we need to know in advance is their IP address ........etc........etc ...... of course it's not a scam
"bring closure to the families of those lost"
Can someone actually provide me with a clear definition of what "closure" actually means.
I have no idea why but I always have the impression that this word was invented purely for the media,lawyers or those that believe that people can come back from the dead.
If it simply means "coming to terms with someone death" or the "finally accepting someone's death" why not just use those term. Closure sounds "pityfull", it makes people appear weak even when this is not necassarily the case. It feels as though it is just another one of those words that the media or soap operas like to use to dramatize things unnecessarily.
I really can't imagine that many Japanese famillies have had difficulty sleeping for the last 70 years because they still had some doubts about whether their son's ship really did sink and whether he did or did not die in consequence..
"An outraged member of the public, #cough# Jack Ruby lookalike stooge #cough#, surged out and shot Snowden in the back just 5 minutes after he, Snowden, had put his feet on the tarmac. No-one knows who this mysterious assassin was and the FBI whisked him away before even Faux News cameras could catch a glimpse. A freak thunderstorm had knocked out the Airport security cameras so we can't provide those images either...although we have heard rumours that the assassin might have been dressed in a Ronald MacDonalds costume, although that has not yet been confirmed
"President Obamy has already expressed his sincere condolescences to the victims familly. Obamy expressed his concern and disgust that anyone should ever feel the need or be forced to wear a Ronald MacDonalds outfit .
An FBI officer, mysteriously wearing a false red nose and some very long shoes, confirmed that nothing had yet been confirmed but that the entire force was already on the case and had been for at least the last 3 weeks !!"
You and I might know that but a lot of the Djhadists don't. The Christian Crusades, which this seems akin too, were a bloody period for all concerned.
What's scarier than anything else is that there does not appear to be a lack of candidates joining ISIS. I do not know if ISIS forces their soldiers to fight for them but it definately looks like they are doing it out of their free will.
It's not so difficult to see why unemployed, disillusioned Brits, French and even Swiss nationals from various ethnic cultures are being pulled into the regime. Whereas the local goverments offer no apparent hope, ISIS is offereing them a place in the "Kaliphate"... Of course they are just being used as cannon fodder but they apparently don't see it that way.
I wonder what "real" solutions could actually be employed.
The Catholic church never had a problem with that.
Mint has been N°1 on Distrowatch for quite some time and not without reason.
Anyone that knows Gigers works would have a hard time finding anything Giger related... A couple of cables sticking out the top, cmon... I really don't see too much of the BioMechaniks here, or is it all virtual.....
Given that computers are an embodiment of "binary" states
If they banned Facebook maybe people could get back to living meaningful lives.... On second thoughts did they ever truly have meaningful lives ?
Nihilistic existential thought for the day : does anyone have a meaningful life ? does life have a meaning ? what is life ?
Bloody Belgians should be banned from the earth for making me think like that on a Monday. Send them back from whence they came ( and send El Zuk with them).
Think yourselves lucky that it wasn't Sooty and Sweep.
Alice and Bob no longer practice penetration due to the latest pentest results showing that there may some existing viral infection.
Ok so how does this change from being just another distro.
When I initially read the article I thought that someone was going to build an OS from the ground up but this is not the case. If AOSP is being used as the base won't this automatically relegate them into a trailing position, premanantly one step behind Google, since AOSP releases depend on Google's releasing them when it see fit?
"FFS he ate her?"
That all depends on how you like your
Those in power have more to lose than they have to gain....so they wont fuck with the Saudis.
They all look a little bit high... coincidence ?
"This isn't passwords in emails, it is the password for the EMAIL ACCOUNT itself that is being stored on AWS servers."
Shit, I'm having a bad day, diagonal reading and all that . My bad...
Unless I am mistaken the EU data protection regulations do not oblige companies to use encryption they only advise it.
The principal "Security:" does not define "how" data should be kept safe and secure. This is vague and open to abuse.
The 7 EU data protection regulations principals:
•Notice: subjects whose data is being collected should be given notice of such collection.
•Purpose: data collected should be used only for stated purpose(s) and for no other purposes.
•Consent: personal data should not be disclosed or shared with third parties without consent from its subject(s).
•Security: once collected, personal data should be kept safe and secure from potential abuse, theft, or loss.
•Disclosure: subjects whose personal data is being collected should be informed as to the party or parties collecting such data.
•Access: subjects should granted access to their personal data and allowed to correct any inaccuracies.
•Accountability: subjects should be able to hold personal data collectors accountable for adhering to all seven of these principles.
Rogue Admins can have full access to email systems and unless the emails are encrypted you have to consider your data as being "public".
If the text that they are sucking out contains unencrypted passwords/info then the problem is not the app. The text should not be available in the first place.
Why are unencrypted passwords or other confidential details being stored in such an easy to get manner.
We have partners that refuse to deal with use unless the entire contents of the emails are encrypted. We are not an IT company, we deal with medical information and credit card information, if we can do it why can't the government.
If users are storing passwords or confidential information in email folders the problem is with the user not with the application/device.
It's about the equivalant of writing a password on a post-it and putting it in the top drawer hoping that no-one will look in there. Even if the drawer is locked the cleaner might have the key, or you forget to lock the drawer, or you forget that you put it in the drawer etc etc .....
They either have to learn to use encryption or to not store confidential information in a clear text format.....
Surprising that this kind of technology has not moved into other domains, vehicles, laptops, high end cameras etc
Today it is your telephone, tommorrow your sperm. Your children will be pwned before they are even born.
"It is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself."
I read that as "Comments are like fried ice-cream" . I thought this was going to be about the ephemeral nature of thread comments....
I will only respond to the points for which we have some opposing or different points of view. For the rest of your remarks, let me at least thank you for taking the time to reply in an honest and intelligent manner.
“I reject the idea that only a mother can be "motherly" or a father "fatherly". These are for the most part socially enforced roles, not intrinsic ones.”
The female of our species is the only one of the two that physically gives birth. She also endures the accompanying physical, hormonal and mental changes. She can also, where desired, proceed to feed the child from her breast and watch it grow with her milk as the sole source of nutrition. Only a woman can know what this means. This gives her “motherly” attributes that no man can ever possess. I firmly believe that the bond created between mother and child is far stronger than that of the father and the child. This does not mean that the father cannot also gain a bond with the child but obviously it cannot be the same, it is not the same physical bond that the mother knows. The father also knows that he “fathered” this child, it is the fruit of his loins and it is union with the woman that engendered the child. These elements are part of what makes a parent a mother or a father. I would state that these are intrinsic and not social. These elements cannot be learned, they can only be lived.
As you mentioned, the social traits of each figure, mother and father, have been cultured through centuries of social interaction. This too cannot be ignored, as these traits will continue for the next few hundred centuries.
In a same sex relation, an imbalance will result due to the fact that only one of the intrinsic parental roles being available. Only one of the partners will actually be the real mother or real father, the other partner then being thrown into the role of a surrogate parent, of the same phsical sex. If I were in a same sex relation, and was not the biological father, it would be impossible for me to take the role of the mother. Again I am not saying that I would not be a good parent, just that I would not be able to fill the instrinsic role.
“The thing is, all else being equal it probably is better for a very young child to have one parent of each sex because that provides a greater breadth of role-models. But things never are "all else being equal". “
Yes, I definitely agree on this point. Although I would argue that things usually are quite equal. Within given sectors of social and economic backgrounds, most people are actually very similar, even though they do not like to hear that.
“Rate parenting quality on some hypothetical and impossible to actually create scale of 1...100 and say you get +2 points for having role-models of both genders. How much does that compare to the +20 of having two parents who really love each other, or the -30 of having one of those parents be unfeeling and distant? It doesn't.”
I would argue that it is not the capacity to be a good parent that is important as same sex parents are a probably equally capable of being good parents. What I believe, which might be more fundamental, is the child eventual understanding/learning of the family constitution, especially when he realizes that his family does not correspond to that of the natural environment. ie : Why are my parents not of opposing sexes?.
All around he will see nature, the animals, the media, etc and most notably other kids families and in each case he observes that there is a mother ( a female) and a father(a male). But in his case he will not see these physical elements; he will see physical manifestations of 2 mothers, or 2 fathers. How difficult will this dilemma be for the child to unravel?. How does one successfully teach a child understand the situation whereby natures constants show the mother is a female, the father is male but that within his own family this natural order is not respected?
“ And I could even make a case that same-sex couples can have hidden benefits such as not propagating unhealthy social expectations. “
This point is difficult as it depends upon what one constitutes as healthy/unhealthy social expectations. Society as a whole has its idea on the matter, religion has its own and each person yet again his own personal ideas. Society will generally tend to lean towards that we bring it the most benefit. Today’s Politically Correct mindset wants us to believe that we all have choice and that all choices should be respected/tolerated but I would argue that this is superficial and that the underlying currents often oppose the generally distributed media view. The acceptance of same-sex couples is a new factor within society and has no precedence; it is bright and shiny for the moment. When the bright and shiny wears of, I believe that we will start to see some very, very difficult situations arising.
“I am a feminist. In any traditional couple you are likely to have slightly different domestic behaviour between the male and female parent. A female child will likely more identify with the female parent and thus gender-based roles are perpetuated. Whereas a female child with two male parents would not run that risk.”
As mentioned above I believe that this will actually lead to confusion for the child due to the paradoxical nature of the parental constitution.
“Of course there are some benefits to a male-female parent unit. It can be handy for a child to have someone of their own sex to talk to - especially when they hit puberty. “But that doesn't mean that any given same-sex couple is going to be bad as parents.
“Or even that these problems are especially difficult to overcome!””
I can only imagine that they would be almost impossible to overcome due to the contradiction with nature. Nature manifests that male-male or female-female cannot reproduce, it is therefore paradoxical for the child to understand that he can have been born from same-sex parents.
“Basically, your argument based on the idea of marriage being about children is a supportable position to some extent (imo), but not your corollary that only male-female can be good parents.”
I only believe that a child needs a mother and a father, of the biological kind in order to achieve the correct equilibrium. I also agree that having biologically opposed parents gives no guarantee whatsoever about the outcome or capacity to be good parents. But that it is the fundamental for a solid beginning.
“This, I regard as just some bizarre perversion of an Appeal To Tradition fallacy. And no, I don't think we're going down the same path as the Romans because we're becoming more tolerant of homosexuality.”
I mentioned this because at one point homosexuality, at least among men, was very much accepted within given periods but that the periods ended and homosexuality was again put into the bad light.