Let's hack it and let the customer work it out
Meijer also managed to include a jab or two at Microsoft, his former employer
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Meijer also managed to include a jab or two at Microsoft, his former employer
Thumbs down? Sounds like targets for pieces of metal measuring 5.56mm in diameter are dropping by?
SCIENCE! For the good of all of us.
Please explain exactly why you use Pastebin for this instead of proper tooling.
The last time this happened, the Amadeus airline booking system , Hadoop and Linux servers around the world struck trouble, probably because they weren't set up to cope with the extra second.
Rather because nobody can be bothered to check the assumption, read the specs, think things through (true?) then test before shitting code into production.
"Coburn's dossier notes that the DHS bagged $61bn"
Fuck me, those luxury mansion pools must be VAST.
Considering that the Department of Heimland Sicherheit was created by Bush as a super-bureaucracy layer on top of the bureaucracy layers of the TLAs that had utterly failed prior to 9/11 with the sole justificiation of doling out the dollars rolling off the printing presses after the post-Greenspan-Bubble pop, I would say: "Mission Accomplished".
Well one of you can spot a joke.
"Verily, my retardation was all an act!"
But does HMRC pursuit ships able to do the Kessel Run in less than 20 parsecs?
single-handedly unbalencing trade routes
What, like imposing sanctions against nominal partners when you feel like it and things like Merry Kerry visiting Saudi Brutalia just before the oil price drops?
It's just a shrimp.
...luckily without Jesus.
Bacterial mats on my dead planet? Its more likely than you think!
"I have very high confidence in that attribution."
Unfortunately the à priori probability of a govt official being right or actually telling the truth is so low right now that its multiplicative factor drags the gentleman's high confidence straight into the shitter.
Especially when the FBI is involved as these are they guys bragging about discovering terrorist plots that they themselves incited.
Luckily we went to the Moon a bit earlier.
"Yeah Neil, can you switch to camera #2 ... why did you hit Abort? OMG!!"
Please tell me this bullshit would have been spotted by an intern working for free to get company brownie points, pumping the code through Sonar one bored afternoon.
Well, you CAN buy a keyfob for AWS access.
Woah, 3 thumbs down. I wonder why? Guess the general level of interest in interesting IT has gone down the toilet and has finally arrived in the web circle of hell, populated by zombies emitting noises like "Hurrr AJAX WIDGET Durrrr". Oh well.
Designed by Miles Bennett Dyson.
Now in your Caliphate-cleaning Cyberdyne T101.
The future. It happens while you read.
Would be a good occasion to hack something up.
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.
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.