Re: Let me be the first one to say
Coming from AC, this is a bit rich.
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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.
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!
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