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Its Cloud Code Repository – beta now
"You are now being processed for onboarding to make it easier for you to discover rich and relevant content about products and places" to mix the enticing Yahoo and Twitter experience promises.
This FEMA trailer is departing on ramp 12.
I noticed Yahoo now stoops to mixing actual news from AP wire with "sponsored content" showing money and tits under ludicrous headlines held in the same style, cleverly massaged with geolocation information to appear as "local news". Fraud in the purple palace? Well I never! It's just some slight onboarding!
Among the guilty is the foremost of all historians who have written on the topic, James G. Randall. "In chapter after chapter of his 595-page book Constitutional Problems Under Lincoln, he [Randall] dutifully describes not mere problems but the destruction of constitutional liberty. He concludes almost every chapter with a string of excuses. . . . The establishment of a dictatorship was not the overthrowing of the Constitution but merely ‘out of keeping with the normal tenor of American law.’ Nor were thousands of arbitrary arrests an example of tyranny but only ‘unfortunate,’ and made, after all, with ‘the best of motives’ " (p. 160).
Incredibly, the same pattern recurs among Lincoln’s partisans when they describe the gross violations of international law committed, with Lincoln’s entire approval, by Generals Sherman, Sheridan, Butler, and many others. After his bombardment of Atlanta, "Sherman’s army went on its usual binge of looting and burning. . . . It has been estimated that more than 90 percent of the city was demolished" (p. 186). As if this were not enough, Sherman expelled the remaining civilian residents from the city. Nevertheless, Mark Grimsley, a leading military historian, "downplays the suffering of the citizens of Atlanta by saying that ‘only’ a few thousand of them were evicted from their homes" (p. 187). In the face of Sherman’s march to the sea and Sheridan’s burning of the Shenandoah Valley, Mark Neely writes that "Sherman and his ‘fellow generals waged war the same way most Victorian gentlemen did, and other Victorian gentlemen in the world knew it.’ Total war, according to Neely, was just not Sherman’s cup of tea" (p. 198).
To attack Sherman and his cohorts is fortunately not very controversial, even in these times of abject Lincoln worship; but to state the obvious clearly is no small virtue. Professor DiLorenzo undertakes a much more difficult task, though, in his treatment of Reconstruction. Here he undermines completely the arguments of the dominant approach to this period among contemporary American historians.
Hollywood will never again be able to sell a "hard hack on the Feds done by überskilled nerd" story with a straight face.
Isn't there a Union Problem with this plan?
The claim that the Snowden files had been cracked by Russia is a ridiculous lie.
Also seems to have sunk without a trace again after this blatant trial balloon failed to take over the Sphere of Discourse with a 24/7 Emmanuel Goldstein hatefest.
Makes you wonder what is actually true in the Ukraine story and the concomitant East-West escalation, doesn't it?
I know the majority of readers on this site are blindly Pro-Obama but it is time to start holding him accountable.
Oh come on. We might see one or two Obamites from time to time but, hey ...
Francis, is that you?
Unfortunately, Mars doesn't need to be made safe for Israel, so it will be some time until these particular frozen dunes are closely investigated.
Mr. NEET, please!
Also, sandtrout when?
So why is El Reg punting RoTM-themed stories underneath the article?
Something we should know?
(And why do ancient icons reappear from time to time?)
It's like getting owned by Hacky Chan!
Notably, US-based vendors McAfee and Symantec and Britain's own Sophos are nowhere to be seen.
Any idea why....
Next: Sign in with Baidu.
One of the nastier side-effects of having enough capital infrastructure to escape subsistence farming.
In the old times, one would take to the Mayflower in protest and sail west.
So scarestories are NP-complete?
Security is not exactly in pole position
The first diagram seems to indicate that about 20% of the drives of any manufacturer have high error rates (the rightmost part of the cumulative function).
The second diagram I don't understand. Shouldn't there be "time" on the x axis?
Unusual communications to these countries should be automatic red flags for IT and security organisations.
.... there is no need to involve China into this!
The what now?
Greece is about to fall over heralding a new global recession.
I hear China has money. Pretty sure they will like all the little islands.
I, for one, welcome discovering rich and relevant content about products and places on a more daily basis!
Maybe it will at least cause Mr. Hope & Change to stop playing Al Qaeda's Air Force in Yemen (I suppose to buy Saudi assent to pump the oil like crazy to keep prices down to punish Putin for "eastern aggression" which contrary to US "southern aggression" is totally not okay; loss of face over Syria may be involved too. The dark-skinned listening one is very thin-skinned.)
I am shocked, SHOCKED to see that there is astroturfing going on on these premises!
> Mirror's Edge
> On a console
Sorry, I am not differently abled. When will the PC version come out?
Could have been worse. Could have been SharePoint.
Since "Machine Learning in Action" has come out, all the algorithms from the 80s clearly are getting the startup treatment.
It's just statistics, really. Ok, we now have the data generated by armies of tweeting high-schoolers.
Surely, any decent web filtering product worth its salt would probably identify the destination as a malicious site?
Certainly, our new medium has been trained in badness detection by Tibetan Monks while living 10 grueling years in a Himalayan Hermitage being trained in chinese sword arts. We have isolated a few milligrams of Medium-Chloridians extracted from his blood and put them onto this add-on card. Just schlomp it into an open slot...
"[This system] means that people don’t remember things"
A bad case that can only be solved by a forced visit to the Fletcher Memorial Home. It's sad, but a government can't be run with these levels of Alzheimer. It's all for the best, really.
Permanent trainwrecks we can believe in!
Amazingly I have never had my plumber refer me to my glazer (though even so both are under the privacy-and-trust-eroding regime of "VAT" taxation). How is that?
TTIP apparently would also force the EU to crack down on European groups participating in the growing movement of boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel ". I am not sure how support for Israel comes in (oh wait, I DO know) and how that would square with human rights laws but state-mandated forced consumption contrary to your wishes would be the least of the spectacular inventions of the modern age.
Correct. But even a politicking and warmongering psychotic tart may be right for all the wrong reasons.
White anglo-saxon protestants are not noted for being particulary hot.
Even Matrix Neo knows how to use the ESC key in case strange crap appears on a suspiciously black screen.
Keyboards were fine before the Windows key (now redone in the Tiles styles) and the Menu key were grafted on the left and right of the spacebar.
Now keyboards are smaller and seem to be made for the asian hand-size. The decent ones for people other than weak-willed office point-and-clickers where you don't accidentally hit F1 and keys actually "click" are sold as "gamer keyboards" and cost $$$.
When will it stop....
Matt please, stop arsing around as AC.
crimes against society
"My society right or wrong?" Doesn't matter anyway, how's your Chinese course coming?
A Brown Trousers Event?
In other knews:
Sources near General Hindenburg say that Jews and backstabbing traitors made Germany lose The Great War!
Sources near President Nixon say that hippies and hesitant politicians made USA lose the Vietnam War.
Remember that the Bundesnachrichtendienst plays errand boy to the NSA, and the NSA still taps the Merkelphone because they can.
Data secure in Deutschland? Ja aber vielleicht.
have been able to snatch copies of various code-signing certificates
Really, the private key associated to the (the public key embedded in) the certificate, right?
How do you snatch the private key, or alternatively, have your private key certified by e.g. Verisign? A stern discussion at an old factory away from civilization? A powerful operator from Uncle Sam placing a phone call?
How about the
hollowhallowed "Intellectual Property" so prized across the pond?
The Philae when!
The probability that the US data slurp is being admitted in the same timeframe as the (frankly bizarre) story that Russian-Chinese Axis of Evil Hacking "cracked Snowden's files" is being put out, with both being true is low indeed.
If your agents turn out a bit deader than earlier or you have to "retire" them pronto, you HAVE to admit something has leaked tremendously. Especially as fixing this particular kimono-opening will take a decade or two will less than stellar HUMINT (even less stellar than currently, that is ... ).
I also notice that there currently is suspicious failure in visa processing apparently due to the fact that US ambassies abroad can no longer put out processing requests to the US ... a likely story ... I don't see how that is related by tinfoil hat ON!
I never heard that there were "things to crack" in Snowden's files or anything that would particularly identify agents nor that his stuff has come into the hand of China (how?) or Russia (though that might well be possible). AFAIK, he just snaffeled the dayglo presentations of powerpoint-addicted staffers. And if they HAVE been cracked ... backdoor in your shitty crypto, sir ... suits you!
Britain has pulled out agents from live operations in "hostile countries" after Russia and China cracked top-secret information contained in files leaked by former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, the Sunday Times reported.
some explode above land, some hit target below water
Some explode in the factory, whence we got ISO 9000 which is now inappropriately applied to IT projects.
"I have landed on Phobos and am being attacked by a Z-class cruiser. Think I can hold out until you come, but hurry."
Then K.15's ship stopped blasting. It had obviously exhausted its fuel, and was doing a little better than six kilometers a second away from the sun. K.15 must have landed, for his ship was now speeding helplessly out of the solar system. Commander Smith didn't like the message it was broadcasting, and guessed that it was running into the track of an approaching warship at some indefinite distance, but there was nothing to be done about that. The Doradus began to move toward Phobos, anxious to waste no time.
On the face of it, Commander Smith seemed the master of the situation. His ship was armed with a dozen heavy guided missiles and two turrets of electro-magnetic guns. Against him was one man in a space-suit, trapped on a moon only twenty kilometers across. It was not until Commander Smith had his first good look at Phobos, from a distance of less than a hundred kilometers, that he began to realize that, after all, K. 15 might have a few cards up his sleeve.
Arthur C. Clarke: "Hide and Seek" (1949)