That's a Dell!
13059 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
That's a Dell!
Well, software has a rather larger state space than a toaster, so good luck with that.
And as long as people insist on "C"/"C++" and likewise impossible-to-get-it-right languages with the underlying stack-over-the-hardware flaky in any case and mathematical-proofs-of-conformance-to-specs both still rather rare (except in aerospace and then bugs occur) and often impossible-to-very-hard-to-do (dynamic languages? out goes the proof) and the specs inevitably error-prone, I will stay with the updates, thanks.
Inb4: "I program better in C/C++ than you will ever do in Mercury/Haskell/F# my mouth breathing proves it" ...
Eliminate that straw man and your title is patent bollocks
It would be nice to stop conflating "updates that are primarily good for Microsoft's bottom line (with the concomitant cost foisted onto the customer)" and "updates that are good for Microsoft's customers" into a single concept.
Time for Nutella
> after 15 years of wrecking the middle east
> daesh (which happens to be the same as ISIS btw) in need of ideological recruitment
The Pentagon ALWAYS thinks that there are huge problems that need to be opposed with counter-propaganda which is somewhere between annoying (complete amurrica-centric bullshit being foisted on unsupecting locals) and frankly toxic (enabling nasty nazi bastards and/or pretending to see
sovietsPUTIN wherever unamericanism mushrooms), thus becoming a huge fucking problem for mankind.
Say this to me in real life and see what happens.
6k external consultants
Somebody is going to go around looking for the Nutella then.
I don't even know how this can be downvoted.
Facebook is irrelevant. It's not even bullt on real money. Or wealth for that matter.
The one to petition would be Big Zaibatsu.
Currently the US military budget is about equal the welfare budget.
If you want to do good, destroy everything the state stands for and BUILD YOUR FUCKING HOSPITAL YOURSELF. Then SHOOT the MOFOS who drop by to TAX YOU TO PAY THEMSELVES.
running hospitals, schools, social services etc in the UK
You misspelled "bombing sandpeople" and "shifting money to well-connected, overly rich, IP-loving companies for shit services rendered". HTH.
And not just Facebook, it’s the way Silicon Valley companies like yours pile up huge wealth by destroying value in every other part of the economy, as if technological progress were a zero sum game. It’s the way you strip-mine individuals so they have no ability to be autonomous economic agents, owning and trading the stuff we make, so all we have to live on is some feudal digital plantation
Someone took his Marxist Socialist Classes pretty early.
How about a visit at the Mises Institute next time?
Using these two in the same sentence outs you as clueless.
Libertarians would rightfully flush patents down the toilet. Except Randians, but these are really not libertarians. A libertarian would deny to have a need for a "head schoolmaster" to manage "intellectual property".
As for Rebups. Well.... they support Raython. Enough.
I don't even see why this is downvoted.
Can Andrew vote six times in a row??
WHEATLEY ("You not only are a moron. You were DESIGNED to be a moron") - THE PATENT OFFICE!
It sounds more like a "business patent": "Here is a generic idea that allows other people to read your pretend-encrypted stuff without your knowledge or aquiesence: hand over part of your key to a general, hackable registry held by a trusty government." Ha Ha. Now hand over the money.
It is useful to remember that encryption c.a. 1997 in Amurrikka was about the "Clipper Chip" (government listening in to you encrypted phone conversation). I would hazard a guess that the patent comes from there
(Other themes of interest back then where: "illegal pornography on the Interwebs", Timmy McVeigh, the Louis Freeh FBI - Louis being a nasty piece of work - and disgusting excesses by Democreeps and Rethuglians alike. All of that seems frankly tame nowadays.)
Are there any systems that can be used with an insecure host that only expose a risk of the ONE password being leaked?
That does not sound feasible even theoretically. Unless you can select a given record in your vault online, which already sounds bad in many ways, or you have separate 2FA for every password. But then you can carry them in your mobile (which you won't connect to the insecure machine, of course)
But if using a dedicated vault for that one password fulfills your requirements, you may want to go that way.
Be ready to pay LastPass ... which I do just to be able to use 2FA. Frankly, it's worth the money.
I know "Zoho" from their other products. I would advise caution. Bugs, feature-rollout delays, and unfilled promises are to be expected.
The mysterious FRBs aka Fast Radio Bursts could actually be proof, perhaps.
Shit man, that's Hollywood levels of SCIENCE, right there!
Hired as scriptwriter!
Dick Cheney, Lord of Darkness, is waiting at the bottom, biding his time and cackling furiously.
An ex-Labour politician, Simon Parkes, has claimed “psychopathic” world leaders, known as the “illuminati”, were planning on using CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) to open up a vortex allowing them to take control over the human population.
(I don't know how the above site looks w/o NoScript, so beware)
It's energy density that wins the day, not energy overall.
...unless I can chat with the personality construct.
Meanwhile, on a nearby Star Destroyer:
"Yes Sir, we have captured this peculiar emission as the interloper jumped back into Hyperspace. Analysis reveals that the message has no inherent meaning. We are probably in presence of a Mark II Base Artificial Intelligence going stark raving bonkers due to extensive decay of the interwave positronic connections. Yes Sir. We recommend to disregard this particular bogey."
This is Italy so it's probably a fat kickback for a preferred pork program (PPP), nothing to do with reality.
The Independent seems to take this at face value ... but then again the WaPo today thinks that Europe has a particular terrorist problem because there is no pervasive surveillance, integrated data exchange and not enough cops. Seems more like because Europe is near to american battlefields and likes to involve itself in the same for unclear reasons.
And Group Theory is Good Stuff, though I still haven't quite understand Lie Groups ("continuous groups of transformations (generally linear ones)")
Lies by liars, a coterie of psycho enablers and a Higgs field of supine churnalists.
Disregard. Expunge. Cauterize.
Internet of Crap? Cnuts? Cameron? Cisco? CocoChanel?
MD5, a particularly weak hashing algorithm
Not really. Yes, you can construct a collision but in this case you are forced to use printable ASCII of limited length to find a text that hashes to the same unknown password. That does not sound practical. Worse is the absence of salt, which leads to a nice rainbow table attack possibility.
But that's not even enough to adequately gas a largish city even if they were all meeting in the same one?
Wiping out Martian microbes and replacing them with earth microbes really doesn't matter.
Why WOULD it matter?
If Earth Life can do it, Earth Life Strong!
"All these worlds are yours except for America. You guys stay away!"
Those space colonies sure will pledge alliagnce to the bald eagle in the long run, will they?
Inb4: "Sieg Zion"
Cross-contamination would seriously rock. I don't think it is really possible. It's more likely that a human gets tobacco virus.
"Space contamination" is more like a green meme transposed into utterly inappropriate settings.
Sure, keep LEO free and maybe keep radio silence, but apart from that ...
"plunder outer space"
Woah there. How exactly is that supposed to happen? Someone is seriously overestimating the difficulty and current ability of humanity to perform anything of consequence out there.
Your remarkable absolutism suits the company you champion, my friend.
One day I will open a diner with that name. And extra fatty, disgusting sausages will be served as local speciality, I shall call it "Mike's Cipher Sausage". And when you have noshed on it, the waitress will ask "care for a reinstall?" and refill your plate.
The Miskatonic Manhole!
> our bank accounts were safer
As long as central banks exist, no.
Lawyas would be in touch...
The average age here is 27
No wonder one gets rolling waves of greenhorn shit pissing off customers then.
People at 23 just can't do it. Even if they think they can.
Well, the "Dell Updater" has to be started manually. And yes, it superusers around, no bones about that.
Let Dell play the damsel-in-distress bound to the rails ....
Where are the penetrative no-win, no-fee laways?
No, they just bundled the private key stupidly in the package (thus essentially publishing it). Probably Asop the Intern being told to "quickly ship it".
> A good defender needs experience attacking.
Not really. He needs experience in thinking things through (a mathematical mind can help a lot), minimizing what is confusingly called "attack surface" and needs to have an array of goodies at his disposal to perform defense-in-depth (as well as the minions to implement said defense and man the seats; generally forgotten, after all, if the CEO can install PowerDVD in 15 minutes, how hard it can it be for the lone IT guy to secure the network? Did I mention the balls to implement a security policy?).
An attacker needs to think messily (a mathematical mind may well be a hindrance) and can feel around the edges and edge cases. If there is no risk getting caught (state actors etc.), he can try to pry a bit harder. If there are several attackers working in concert, interference can be run (an "Israeli art student" attack, eh?), parallel attacks can be had and the time of attack can be compressed, all of which is very useful.
From bottom-feeding screechwriters to zero-ethics psychos nominally "in charge" to "progressive neocons" angling for the presidency ... getting rid of these people (and by this I mean, a one-way trip to the Fletcher Memorial Home) is becoming a requirement to survival fast.
"Pent-up demand" makes no sense unless someone is applying a blocade. Same as "pent-up voltage". There either is demand or there isn't and both situations will influence pricing and goods actually offered. Seeing how tables are not flying off shelves, the pent-uppery is low indeed.
> Microsoft bod called Gartner
This sounds like a major cultural gap, then.