What is normal?
13587 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
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.
Clear a Ferroybte instead of a Cenobite.
Yup, there must be some energy expenditure, i.e. current. Otherwise that ferrite thing won't change its state (if it did it with no energy expenditure, it would be unstable and not a good memory-holding physical device). Also, Landauer's Principle asserts "that there is a minimum possible amount of energy required to erase one bit of information, known as the Landauer limit: kT ln 2", i.e. 0.0178 eV at room temperature.
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.
"But Venus can't be there," protested Indra. "That's much too far north."
In a single, sickening instant Franklin knew that she was right. If he had any doubt, he could see now that the star he was watching was moving swiftly across the sky, rising out of the west and so defying the laws which controlled all other heavenly bodies.
He was staring at the Space Station, the largest of all the satellites now circling Earth, as it raced along its thousand-mile-high orbit (isn't that in the van Allen Belt?). He tried to turn his eyes away, to break the hypnotic spell of that manmade, unscintillating star. It was as if he was teetering on the edge of an abyss; the terror of those endless, trackless wastes between the worlds began to invade and dominate his mind, to threaten the very foundations of his sanity.
He would have have won the struggle, no more than a little shaken, had it not been for a second accident of fate. With the explosive suddenness with which memory sometimes yields to persistent questioning, he knew what it was that had been worrying him for the last few minutes. It was the smell of the fuel that Indra had siphone from the hydrojet - the unmistakable, slightly aromatic tang of synthene. And crowding hard upon that recognition was the memory of where he had last met that all-too-familiar odor.
Synthene - first developed as a rocket propellant - now obsolete like all other chemical fuels, except for low-powered applications like the propulsion of space suits.
It was too much; the double assault defeated him. Both sight and smell had turned traitor in the same instant. Within seconds, the patiently built dikes which now protected his mind went down before the rising tide of terror.
by one of the project's members a €541 laptop!
BUY, not BY.
And this is a frankly good price.
I wish I could says "yes".
Unfortunately, in the USA, "Omnipotent State" is a Religion for some.
You also find this kind of individual in various other uniform-loving countries, sects, houses for the insane and government buildings.
I doubt the TARPistas are "commuting" home. They probably have a pied-à-terre nearby.
which was rumoured to be the handiwork of Russian cyber-criminals
"US-based cyber-criminals are uncultured louts and beta-tier, did not suceed at a single hack in 2014 - report!"
Even less fathomable is the manufacturer's "Abenomics" bra that addressed the issue of boom and bust economics by honouring Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's fiscal policy plan the only obvious way.
One girl, two cups?
Does that even still exist?
Does this means this is malware vehiculated by jpg?
In the vacuum of the West's military withdrawal from Afghanistan.
In which part of the Multiverse hasn't there been a "vacuum" during all the time "The West" has been delivering 1) humanitarian hellfire and 5.56 projectiles to peasants and passerbys, 2) freshly printed dollars to Afghan "govnm't" cronies and otherwise 3) dead Taliban storage infrastructure?
messes with the old noggin and the eyes
In the sense that you are actually getting sleepy while your teacher demands that you hand in a gazillion papers by 08:00 tomorrow?
the increased risk of breast, colorectal, and advanced prostate cancer associated with night-shift work
Clearly the meme "that book gave me cancer" is waiting in the wings.
But this is jake, so he's working as expected.
If it is a blast furnace, the "chimney" is essentially the whole of interior, which is continually refilled from the top with layers of carbon and other remainders of supernovae. If the interior is full of solidified cold slag, it's game over: There is nothing to refill, the chimney is gone.
Some really fat brush usage going on here.
Windows and Linux have thousands of known vulnerabilities (plus a unknown number of unknown vulnerabilities) and hence do not qualify for critical environments.
You are confusing application-level vulnerabilities with OS-level vulnerabilies.
Running Linux may not be the perfect idea for a critical environment (this depends on the requirements), but "unknown vulnerabilities" is only one of them in the most demanding settings, as long as you keep it minimal and do not run random network-using applications (including sundry browsers) on top. Sure, there may be a packet-of-instant-p0wnage out there, but how high is that probability really?
VMware does have hundreds of known vulnerabilities, same goes for the major Unixes.
Break out of the sandbox, will you?
Danes are just the hat on top of Germany, so it's not them.
If steampunk had been a thing:
"Yes Mr. Göring. Poland. Well, I hear your conglomerates have a lot of steel & ironworks controlled by this newfangled "networking" thing? Really a shame if something should happen to them. Thank you now, my chauffeur will take me to Tempelhof. Ta!"
"If the target was running Linux then it's likely that the attack would achieve the same end by different means".
More realistically, people who are so insecure about computing that they run Windows For Critical Systems (WINFOCS) are already a bit sickly from the get-go.
My German is completely terrible
Unfortunately there is scant details in the report. But it clearly implies targeted sabotage ("hackers worked forward into the production networks ... they showed detailed know-how about the attacked industrial process and control systems"), not someone crashing a process by kiddie-oops.
Could be the Thyssen Krupp plant in Brazil, who knows: Panne zur Unzeit im ThyssenKrupp-Werk in Brasilien. It blew out in 2013, exactly when there was talk about selling it. Reason given: "Instability of Processes", 500 million EUR for reparations, 5% shaved off the shareholder value. Noice.
The Galactica Solution starts to look very good.
People have been watching "CSI - FACEPALM" so long that they think blueprints are useful for something other than engineering. And that you can get magical results from computers.
I repeat, for the hard-of-thinking, use truecrypt and you are at risk of spending a lifetime in prison.
If you have that kind of problem, the shit has already hit the fan. In short, you are at risk of spending a lifetime in prison anyway, and you better start making either:
* target practice innawoods with high-power automatic weapons and "cop-killer" penetrators and/or
* death's head-adorned uniform wearing
one of your chosen career moves.
With a compiler you can trust
This ancient wisdom has been replaced:
"You do have to trust a compiler, but you don't have to know beforehand which one you must trust. If you have the source code for compiler T, you can test it against compiler A. Basically, you still have to have at least one executable compiler you trust. But you don't have to know which one you should start trusting."
What about don't use RSA, aim for ECC
ntpd needs root
Not really. This is why it drops everything immediately after startup.
"Exploitation of these vulnerabilities could allow an attacker to execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the ntpd process"
So not root, but some lousy service user.
Meanwhile, someone did a writeup:
Obama, in a pre-recorded interview with CNN that's expected to air later today, said that the alleged Nork attack on Sony Pictures was not "an act of war".
We are already at the level of stupidity where this needs to be mentioned on TV? I thought we still have a couple of years to go.
Well, they DID say they wanted to "deliver the utmost value to customers”. If the value is initially negative, they don't lie!
ADAMA DROP BY ORION CAPSULE! NOW ON YOUTUBE!
A company blowing its foot off with a shotgun, then yelling "look at me, look at me" while lawyers are starting to deploy attack fins and the apparently well-planned marketing ploy actually results in the product being pull off the market in a hurry?
Granted, after 20 years of US presidencies of permanently increasing delirium and retardation, one is fully blasé about practically anything (fully expecting nuclear fallout in Europe any time soon, already stocked up on beer and a hut innawoods), but this seems to take it a bit too far even for the 21st century.
HOLLOW EARTH theory mistakingly CONFIRMED by INTERNET MAGGAZINE!
The team used the pressure of particles streaming out from the Sun
This suspiciously sounds like someone is not totally in the clear about the difference between the solar wind (not being used) and light pressure (being used).
You missed the foreclosure notice on the door, Bandersnatch. Looks like planet Detroit.
The network does, however, have plenty of legitimate and beneficial applications as well...
Implying that dealing in narcotics would not be a "legitimate and beneficial application" if religious nutcases, curtain twitchers and bureaucrats looking for job assurance by minding your personal business were not finding that activity objectionable.
Next: Tor to be the last refuge of pork eaters, full-fat butter lovers, people suspiciously guilty of liking their privacy and those practicing sexual positions different from the governmentally approved missionary one.
I have experimented with XML but not used it for real.
It's not very difficult but the Schema definitions must have been created by a committee of maniacs suffering from second system effect. Use it anway! Or something similar.
AFAI hear aviation likes semi-formatted telex-style messaging for some reason though. Bring out the statistical recognizers!
"I see your comprehension gap."
More like a basic logic gap.
What it means is travel restrictions and frozen overseas accounts of select Nork dignitaries and military.
I thought this was called the "hermit kingdom" or some such?
The FBI takes seriously any attempt - whether through cyber-enabled means, threats of violence, or otherwise - to undermine the economic and social prosperity of our citizens.
Keynesian in Chains soon?
Obama says he thinks
Indeed. If he didn't say he was thinking, even close observation could not have detected this fact.
Team Amurrica, please. Don't have enough with ISIS on the plate? Syria and sniffing around the borderlands of Russia not good enough for you? Pivot to Asia too slow? Economy going like a well-oiled locomotive?
"We are obfuscating ... and we have become exceedingly good at it!"
The other theory – backed by most IT security bods – is that disgruntled ex-employees are the most likely culprits.
I humbly suggest this article should be accompanied by an enormous picture of Disgruntled Internet Cat.