Must be one of Lord Blair's recommendations.
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Must be one of Lord Blair's recommendations.
I've no idea what this is doing in the Reg.
Not producing orgasm, evidently.
El Reg: A staid webzine for the discerning public.
Well, you sure WILL need a special license for it and cops can show up announced to check your garage for "non-licensed items". Also, sin taxes on any unconventional improvements.
After this festive season, a little bit of Sci-Fi reading, 1979 style: Lipidleggin'
There are things still made in France?
That's the people who have a "JESUS SAVES" sticker on the bumper. Seen those.
But even in the world of Higher Sanity (tm), go to Portugal, drive like a mofo playing chicken with trucks, but at least the rosary hanging off the rear-view mirror gives you assurance.
Apart from that, what was so bad about the PS/1 except its eye-popping price (which was expected since you bought the IBM sticker actually, not the machine underneath). Ok, nobody would have wanted an 80286 if he had known what that was...
Always that schoolyard bully canned marketo-quote. Right up there with "all options on the table" (except the genital ones I suppose) and "at the time of our choosing".
One could simply pick up the phone instead.
Rather it went Silent Hill.
aiding and abetting
Yeppers, it's argumentation from 2001 again. Should we, shouldn't we etc. etc. etc.
I would find myself in the dock for aiding and abetting theft.
It's out, and there was time to fix it. Deal with it.
Of which there is none at the company's end.
"BEST EFFORT" is the best you can get.
As Dan Geer says in "Inviting More Heartbleed" -- "The only two products not covered by product liability today are religion and software, and we don’t think software is going to or should escape for much longer."
remember 4-5 years back, when they said they would put security at the core of Windows and all dev processes ?
I have the same problem: Time flies.
It was in January 2002 after a string a "access all areas" events IIRC.
The trustworthy computing group was disbanded this September.
As to the rejects claiming "OH NO 90 DAYS IS NOT ENOUGH FOR ANYBODY."
... what you gonna do when a 0-day hits the street and it's not 90 DAYS but 90 MINUTES. Huh? What you gonna do, PUNKS?
"We encourage customers to keep their anti-virus software up to date, install all available Security Updates and enable the firewall on their computer."
Recommendation to do the obnoxious, perform the borderline dangerous and enable the frankly useless.
Yep, I noticed Office 365 was not exactly responsive on Friday, presenting you with a white page, although it was labeled as being "up" by isitdownrightnow, though with ~150ms response time.
Luckily the office looked like someone had fired a neutron bomb a kilometer above the city.
> needlessly taking database space
You know that "database space" is about a 1/1000 of a standard harddisk these days, right?
This explains finnish coding.
Humanity living on Snowball Earth would reach the Singularity in no time.
Sad to say, the code quality of tasks outsourced to the sunny southern lands is often at the same level of awkwardness.
Step it up, guys.
That dog sure is being wagged by both of its tails.
Pat Buchanan asked whether "war was in the cards for 2015". By the farty sounds, one in Europe, a continuing one in Afghanistan (wait, we won that one yesterday, right?), a renewed one in the Caliphate, an couple of "interventions" in the Lybia/Mali region, one in Korea, .....
Apparently no-one likes the Japanese.
Much ship industry loss, innit?
Warp drives ain't gonna come out of garages dude. They most probably won't come from anywhere, ever. (Yeah, Alcubierre Blah Blah Blah. Bullshit. Guess what, if I had the power to warp space at will, negatively not at my current location to boot, I could do ten impossible things before breakfast.)
There is no indication in experimental and theoretical physics that any of this is possible. None. Otherwise LHC would rip unicorns out of the vacuum.
> Farady cages
> Could Bermuda Triangle pilot’s ‘fog’ have been a space warp?
Perpetuum Mobile tier QUALITY SCIENCE!!!11!
> namely aerodynamics.
Don't you mean pork projection?
No champaign until a Tessier-Ashpool corporate orbital refuge is up there.
It's almost as of they were Japanese!
Sounds like someone needs to work on separating life and work...
You seem to be either at school or otherwise rather young?
wrapped in gold-foil (for radiation resistance).
That's not how "radiation resistance" works, ops guy.
I hear in the east, they try to wrap things in vodka. Doesn't work either.
That would be the "King Gong" for services to your customer base that exhibit disdain and arrogance should not (or cannot, in case the customer base flees) be reproduced.
it's long been standard practice to report completely different Apache, PHP, OpenSSL etc variants in the server banner
.... Seriously? Home hacker scene, ahoi!
Next up: hanging hare's paw on the server room door.
...but if you carry it around in physical form, you are a suspect and police can actually seize it with no particular justification to finance their
year's end partygear.
This is not a joke.
The timeless movie quote
"You asked for a miracle. I give you the EFF BEE EYE"
comes to mind.
Excel and VBA - a great combination - should be more widely used.
Excel: A bad idea, implemented badly. A dataflow program presented in a way that resembles a 2-D sheets for beancounters. Unmaintainable. Can't even compute correctly in the best of cases (uses floats instead of the appropriate fixed-point arithmetic). Stats show that most of the Excel sheets out there have errors that go unnoticed. Cancer.
VBA: Acceptable, but people with no training use this, resulting in overcooked macaroni and more cancer.
Norse has identified a group of six individuals – from the US, Canada, Singapore and Thailand – as potential suspects. One of the alleged perps is a 10-year veteran of Sony Pictures’ backroom technical staff who lost his job in May.
Did the query the NSA database? Did Sony give them full access to extended activity logs??
Coming from AC, this is a bit rich.
Analysis of the comment section makes me suspect BAXTER is nearby.
PRIORITY OVERRIDE UPDATE: Nobody on this ball is "space-faring" or has "spaceships".
...but this _is_ Stephen Baxter.
Reminds me of "Anti Ice", modicum serious.
I sure hope the CA does NOT HAVE the private key, otherwise there is a bad case of PEBKAC at the end of the CA's customer.
If you've transferred your private keys to a server via SSH or VPN, they've possibly been compromised. Time to revoke everydamnthing.
100% of non-sneakernet-connected nodes (pretty much the whole cloud for starters) fucked??
"UK TOP SECRET STRAP1 COMINT"
WTF does STRAPONE mean?
> Humans overwriting their memories and making shit up from whole cloth
ITT: Humans memory is volatile and has no error checking.
Well, we do it all the time. You know that most of these "repressed childhood memories" about being violated by parents were actually implanted by the therapists? Good job.
Young adults, aged between 18 and 24, say they frequently lie about their relationships, promotions at work and holidays.
At that age I had even difficulty keeping track of actual reality. Sometimes I really feared I was getting psychotic due to overwork and general stress. And that was before the Interwebs came out of the "text only" phase.
> Anyone who had a particularly difficult year could opt out.
I opted out of facebook, which is even better.
Neologism of the Year 2014!!
Forget about complaining and just torrent the stuff. They won't learn anyway.
As Mr. Orlowski says "Who would stick it to the artist?". Well, the potentially paying but seriously miffed public, that's who.
Really, I have recently:
1) Seen myself in the utter impossibility to legally obtain the LHC movie "particle fever" over the Internet because of "regional restrictions" (duh? wuh?)
2) Had to fight with region-encoded DVDs and region-locked DVD readers. In 2014. I lost, btw.
"Obama always goes reckless in words and deeds like a monkey in a tropical forest."
The racist remark...
It is now racist to call someone a monkey?
So how about the "running capitalist dog lackeys"?
What is normal?
The "Tips and Corrections" link provides for some cognitive dissonance I cannot manage...
Bureaucracy at least is like a Third Reich Salade Mini-Impériale all the world over.
Then The Two Kevins root through your garbage dump.
but real junk scientists know
Worth all the 1.21 gigawatts one can muster. Have an upvote.
Get a grip man, this isn't the fucking Sun.
Indeed, it's the fucking Sam.
That uncle is right up there with Jimmy Savile in the unhealthy department.
> on the theory that an Irish company called "Microsoft" can be compelled, under US law, to provide the access because it bears the same name as a US-based company
> it may represent good law
Only if you have reason to think you are The World Empire.