There is a few inches in that shaft left I see.
Suits you, sir (or madam, as the case may be).
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Suits you, sir (or madam, as the case may be).
Nice non-WiX "operating system" you got there. Shame if something infected it, right?
The sequence of events before the break-up, as far as the analysis can determine, started with a problem in the attitude control system
It always starts with a failure of the attitude control system - the one of the organization.
It is likely that someone pushed the development team too hard, or not enough money, time, manpower or skill were available, or procedures were generally inadequate and haphazard, or communication channels broke down and proper work was replaced by top-down PHB wish fulfillment activity.
A bit like what regularly transpires from other Japanese industrial sectors, like the nuclear one.
Indeed. As everyone knows, Mr Hilter is living peacefully in Folkstone at the moment and planning an European tour (with an extended stay in the Brussels-Strasbourg bicephalic capital)
Its has an extra-large NEIN key!
All the developers are busy shifting crap around in the toolbars.
The lock on the stable door might jam, leading to security by accident.
Wasn't that DEC VAX?
(Also, default =/= hardcoded)
...then tell him to keep the change.
Bottom line: the technological advances of the product have not been matched by technological advances in support which gives IT departments support headaches as the Surface woos business users very well. Its good for those who need to flaunt it less so for those that need to work it even though it has the grunt.
Bottom line: The technological advances are unripe and sheer flimflammery propelled by glitzy graphics. Business users should stop buying overpriced gear that tries to be more than it can be, and is useful only for impressing co-meeters or the lady from accounts. Buy proper work gear instead. It's easier on the shareholders and customers. It's also a policy that will help getting through the post-crash period. Which will be around soon.
I've checked all the power settings, checked all the updates, and the thing still drains power whilst appearing to be off (screen's definitely off, no fans, just cook in the laptop bag).
One should take an IR image to see what component continues to drain power.
This is in the tradition of Microsoft letting the con-sumer (the one at the receiving end of the con) figure out what's wrong with the product.
Then Dailydot cites Shafer:
“Many IT guys in the dental industry know that the Patterson FTP site has been unsecured for many years. I actually remember them having a passworded FTP site back in 2006. To get the password you would call tech support at Eaglesoft\Patterson Dental and they would just give you the password to the FTP site if you wanted to download anything. It never changed. At some point they made the FTP site anonymous. I think around 2010.”
"RING RING! " "Hello?" "Dear Patterson ... CLASS ACTION SUIT!"
Under the California Act, any data subject whose covered confidential information or records data were negligently released may recover nominal damages of one thousand dollars ($1,000), whether or not the plaintiff suffered or was threatened with actual damages, in addition to any actual damages. If there was actual economic damage or personal injury resulting from the breach, punitive damages of $3,000 per individual are also available.
Java a "niche language"?
That's like saying transport vans are "rather obscure".
Google wins Oracle v. Google. Big victory for fair use.
Ummm ... no . This is not about "fair use" of someone's "intellectual property" (scare quotes intended), it's about someone inventing a whole new type of "intellectual property" so that he can homestead it for a quick buck, which is more like conquistador expedition.
There is no NEED to point it out!
"The strongest thing that was driving me, I'm slightly embarrassed to say, wasn't the customers or the stock price, but was that if I failed my fellow employees would be out of work and that would affect food on their tables and their kids going to school."
Hell yeah. Hopefully not by a "Ghostwriter" à la Tsutomu Shimomura, leading to egotrip pulp fiction.
It willl go next to Cliff Stoll's if done right.
Bears seen shitting in woods, and not even in a quantum-mechanical way!
Also, Kremlin-on-Potomac watch:
It is altogether likely that Gen. Keith Alexander, head of NSA from 2005 to 2014, neglected to tell the Secretary of State of NSA’s “collect it all” dragnet collection that included the emails and telephone calls of Americans – including Clinton’s. This need not have been simply the result of Alexander’s pique at her disdain for communications security requirements, but rather mostly a consequence of NSA’s modus operandi.
With the mindset at NSA, one could readily argue that the Secretary of State – and perhaps the President himself – had no “need-to-know.” And, needless to say, the fewer briefed on the NSA’s flagrant disregard for Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable searches and seizures the better.
So, if there is something incriminating – or at least politically damaging – in Clinton’s emails, it’s a safe bet that at least the NSA and maybe the FBI, as well, knows. And that could make life difficult for a Clinton-45 presidency. Inside the Beltway, we don’t say the word “blackmail,” but the potential will be there. The whole thing needs to be cleaned up now before the choices for the next President are locked in.
I appreciate your taste in old-school movies.
Actually it's only capitalist in name. It's really socialist (see "free money", "bailouts" and "Keynasianism", so beloved by HITLER!)
Periodic password expiration is the love child of the devil and the large hierarchical organization beset by the Dilbert principle.
> It's been best practice forever
Welcome PHB! Yes, I remember the IBM 3270 too.
You basically can only set mandatory password strength between "anything goes" and "what PHB thinks a password should look like (minus the fart sounds)". You can't access the password database to try a rainbow attack for example, or even add code to perform your own acceptance criteria. I suspect at least 30% of our user database have passwords in the TR0UB4DOUR range. Such a featutre would mean there might be additional exploitable holes of course, so it cuts both ways.
“Do you want to work all night just to stay alive?” he asked. “Working harder is not the solution.”
No, a good fat bubble pop is the solution.
Granted, I will probably have to take up a new job as bi-cycle repair-man or invent a local delicacy like the fried mars bar, but why not!
Meanwhile, can user management in Atlassian Cloud finally be made fit-for-purpose and some long-awaited bugfixing be applied to JIRA?
Google, Facebook Uber etc pump massive resources into their fake grassroots organisations, to promote anti-regulation framed as freedom.
Andrew, is that you?
It's all about Chinese Cartoons!
And actually, the leadership of the PRC is on the straight and narrow, they haven't yet found out that porn distracts the masses (and stuck-up feminists) more strongly than for example the latest geopoliticial manoeuvering by India which is likely to turn Pakistan into a Syrian situation with nukes, as it is planned to ... ooohhh Kardashian's Arse is the news!!
Has there been some interference from a NORK message?
It's those damned integrists that left europe to build mythical integro-land closer to God.
Bad memes everywhere, festering!
Llink to Moxie Marlinspike's talk at the Black Hat DC 2009 conference as given by AC above
This presentation will demonstrate some new tools and techniques that allow attackers to silently alter, inject, and log traffic intended for secure transmission by SSL/TLS in common web applications such as online banking or secure webmail logins. It builds off of the SSL exploit tools and research on the failure of browsers to validate BasicConstraints that I published in 2002, and will include demonstrations of a new tool for exploiting current use patterns as well as some data gathered from field testing in the real world.
Not sure how far we have come since 2009...
No it's not.
Only a perceptron would light the lamp under "Thing of truth an beauty".
It's another hodgepodge article by our favorite AO, with sloppy and barely tenable cross-referencing galore, spiced up with trumpian statements disguised as self-evident truths.
An exercise in eliciting reader reactions, maybe Barnum would like it.
Behind the hype lies the fact that AI research hasn’t made any serious breakthroughs in recent years; computers have got faster, so the same brute force techniques now deliver their results more rapidly. They’re just as stupid, but faster.
Evidently not keeping up with the literature.
Still expecting AI to make "breakthroughs" like a kid with ADHD unable to wait for the next candy shot. Steady small improvements which, yes, may (or may not) be due to faster processors, is what's happening. These also are improvements.
I'm already happy with the current state of declarative problem solving (i.e. Answer Set Programming). Shit's amazing. Not even going into all the newfangled 12-layer deep neural network stuff.
Yep, changing trends, we have them!
They are victims of the dzud, an unseen and brutal natural disaster unique to Mongolia where a summer drought combines with a harsh winter and vast numbers of livestock die from either starvation or cold.
The last dzud in 2010 killed eight million animals. It is thought to descend in five-yearly cycles and each time it wreaks havoc.
"We are trying so hard to keep them alive," 50-year-old herder Bayankhand Myagmar says, talking about her dead sheep and goats. "But nothing we do is working."
In Mongolia it hasn't rained since last July and this winter temperatures dropped to as low as -50C for days on end. Snowfall covered up to 60% of the country and fell heavier than usual.
The dzud is made worse by overgrazing and a creeping desertification. Without rain grass is unable to grow across the vast steppes in summer and the millions of animals that live on them cannot put on enough weight to survive the winter cold. So they die. This winter more than 255,000 people have been affected by the dzud.
But show was run! !!
Not by clownlike politicians though. They are just there for the enabling.
Garnet estimates will be $24.5m
Garner reckons by 2019, it'll be the largest segment of the PC market
Who are these gentlemen and aren't we missing Mssr Gartor, Garrot, Garton and Garfield?
...Not sure whether all planted by George Soros?
This hard-hitting piece of Ig-Nobel-worthy bleating edge research will be required reading for when the slackers get back into the office tomorrow morning! I'm off to the printer...
Still, it is not hard to see a practical application for the copyright-conscious printers in environments such as libraries or schools...
It's also not hard to see the practical application of vans with air-tight compartments at the back into which the exhaust pipe, rather incongruously, opens.
That doesn't mean that any of these are particularly good ideas.
(As an aside, said vans were apparently a Soviet invention, though history does not record whether they were patented, although it DOES record that the inventor, one Isay Berg, got purged by the purge he himself so enthusiastically supported)
I'll fap to that!
In other news, it is rumored Bill Clinton has allegedly been spotted boarding the "Lolita Express" several times. Now that MAY be going a BIT too far even for the cigar-wielding man.
If only cancer could be cured by restoring from a known-good (genetic) system image!
Will they have Rats...
Rats? Rats in Windows?? RATS in WALLS????
So, a product that is clearly not fit for purpose and ... what's that? a Buffy Overflow in 2016? ... not being developed according to current best practices and state of the industry?
What's the number of the Tort Lawyers....
Yeah. Copyright will immediately be extended to "150 years after the last blink".
Only after we turn the whole of the Middle East into a non-lush non-paradise patrolled by killbots...
Just stop at the first Rama (and the second Ringworld, i.e. the "Ringworld Engineers")
Then grab "Schismatrix".
Or maybe "Orbitsville".
Or "Gateway" (but again, stop at the first of the "series")
Any half-way competent storage administrator or systems administrator should be able to build a storage array themselves these days.
It will be down fast though. And then you will find out the management interface is missing, the documentation is missing, the disks have unspecified interface trouble, or the power supply mysteriously doesn't work and there is no maintenance contract. Aieeee!
We consider that there is a breach of copyright and we are deciding what to do next."
"Before yesterday we thought we had invented all of western civilization all by ourselves with nary copying or inspiration. Today we learn that it is actually possible to do things that are similar to what we did and the government hasn't yet dispatched killbots. We already have hired M. Orlowski from the renowned Copyright-Pressing netzine "The Register" to write fiery articles bemoaning the planned starvation and wholescale holocaust of creative types in these modern times!"
"Let's play a little flash game..."
Programmed by Saw himself.
If you think systemd is a problem for Linux, you are not really in the right spirit.
It's not the best of ideas but it can be tamed. Then somethign better will come along (can I get my Prolog-based startup scritping NOW???) and life will go on.
Could Quantum Calls be the explanation?
If the call duration has positive modulus but is actually complex-valued, computing the sum, squaring, then averaging might still yield the missing 15 minutes!
Or maybe we need Nixon...