Re: Security hacks
> The only security you are concerned about is job security.
I hope summer is over soon.
10491 posts • joined 3 Jun 2008
> The only security you are concerned about is job security.
I hope summer is over soon.
> if the person doing the testing doesn't do a good job then things will slip through
Let me state in no uncertain terms that finding out whether an app is malicious or has "Manchurian Voltron" powers to rearrange themselves into a malicious configuration at a later time is actually an undecidable problem. Not to mention ill-defined.
Apple just cannot find out that such maliciousness exists in general.
'aple thnks charger iz putr lol'
Apple users talk like Dolan Duck?
No need for tickets, you are Marshmallow.
The SWAT team is under way. We have complete records.
Spoken with the voice of Sir Bedivere:
How come you know so much about volcanism?
It's as fine as Vallis Marineris.
Lots of johnny-come-lately internoobs who try to force-redefine what "trolling" is about, I see.
Yes, that is YOU, NomNomNom and Gav
The first rule of trolling is: If you notice it's trolling, then it isn't trolling.
[From the Usenet group alt.folklore.urban] To utter a posting on Usenet designed to attract predictable responses or flames. Derives from the phrase "trolling for newbies" which in turn comes from mainstream "trolling", a style of fishing in which one trails bait through a likely spot hoping for a bite. The well-constructed troll is a post that induces lots of newbies and flamers to make themselves look even more clueless than they already do, while subtly conveying to the more savvy and experienced that it is in fact a deliberate troll. If you don't fall for the joke, you get to be in on it.
Some people claim that the troll is properly a narrower category than flame bait, that a troll is categorized by containing some assertion that is wrong but not overtly controversial.
From the Hallowed Halls of the
Troll TowersEl Reg Editing Room:
The architect of RSX-11M and VMS was Dave Cutler, who planned a portable, object-oriented successor, Mica, running on hardware codenamed Prism. When DEC wasn't interested, he and some of his team decamped to Microsoft, where they were given the project of reviving the moribund OS/2 3 project after the IBM-Microsoft split. While OS/2 2 was the Intel 386 version, OS/2 3 was to be portable to non-x86 processors. Cutler drew upon his previous Prism and Mica work to bring Microsoft's OS/2 3 to the Intel i860 CPU, a RISC/VLIW chip Intel had hoped might be a successor to the x86 line.
There were two versions of the chip – the basic i860XR, codenamed the N10, and the enhanced i86XP, codenamed N11. Microsoft built its own i860 workstations for the development effort, based around the i860XTR and consequently nick-named the "N-Ten". The initials of these – NT – is where the eventual name for Cutler's finished OS: Windows NT.
Don't know whether true....
I'm good with ArmA III
So why not go for the new SUBSCRIPTION TURD? Cheaper, faster, smoother!
FIle in the same drawer as "the recession will be over ANY MINUTE NOW"
"Ambergris" used be sellable at premium prices, man.
It is also as illegal as child pr0nz in the US, for all the wrong reasons.
This Microsoft stuff is not like that at all.
FREE BRADLEY MANNING!
Just recovering from the extremely painful experience of installing an overpriced, manualless, you-pay-for-the-download, DVD-less, language-locked, "Office Home" on this here MacBook that forces you to go to their badly designed, impossible-to-navigate webpage and register for an "account" that you don't want, need nor trust.
DON'T LISTEN TO THIS.
THIS IS NOTHING NEW.
THERE ARE COOKIES IN THE KITCHEN!
>>Pure capitalism breeds this kind of thing.
This industrial dance has been choreographed by Goldman to exploit pricing regulations set up by an overseas commodities exchange
1) Goldman Sachs
2) Pricing Regulations
Pure capitalism? Yeah right. You must be a fan of the fat baseball-cap wearing filmmaking nincompoop.
That was MIT Media Lab, though.
Yeah, what happened to that?
Damn Scott, get yourself an
Assange outfitsuit and tie.
This is 2013, we are truly out of the Internet bubble now. No t-shirts!
Over the top.
0/10 would not troll with.
Yes I know...
Possibly a lot better. If you go down that path, the European War of 1914 would have been over really quickly or grind to a halt, it would have stayed on the continent, there would not have a Russian revolution, the UK would not have been pauperized etc. etc.
Behave yourself, Andy!
'I think the choice of "cowed" in this context reveals atrocious gender bias...'
Trolling has always been synonymous with online abuse and bullying
Meanwhile the Urban Dictionary doesn't agree with you.
Neither does the Hacker's dictionary.
In other words, you are making stuff up and are trying to redefine words. Being the cancer of the Internet.
normal decent society just won't tolerate the kind abuse that used to be the norm online
Yeah. "We train young men to drop fire on people, but their commanders won't allow them to write 'fuck' on their airplanes ... because it is ... obscene."
In truth, if there weren't "solutions looking for problems" thrown on the market on a daily basis, we would still be hunting wooly mammoth.
Well, "Collateral Debt Obligations" sold to retarded state organizations excepted, I guess.
No-one may call himself THE ORACLE and escape my GODLY WRATH!
First-rung angels, begin maddening sequence!
Well, maybe so.
Cyrix pushed the envelope too hard and released chips that overheated and had flaws. That is what did them in.
Are you making shit up while your
At Wakypedia, we read:
In August 1997 .... Cyrix merged with National Semiconductor (who also already held an Intel cross-license). This provided Cyrix with an extra marketing arm and access to National Semiconductor fabrication plants ... Cyrix eventually switched all their production over to National's plant. The merger improved Cyrix's financial base and gave them much better access to development facilities. ...
The last Cyrix-badged microprocessor was the Cyrix MII-433GP which ran at 300 MHz (100x3) and performed faster than an AMD K6/2-300 on FPU calculations (as benched with Dr. Hardware). However, this chip was regularly pitted against actual 433 MHz processors from other manufacturers. Arguably this made the comparison unfair, even though it was directly invited by Cyrix's own marketing.
National Semiconductor distanced itself from the CPU market, and without direction, the Cyrix engineers left one by one. By the time National Semiconductor sold Cyrix to VIA Technologies, the design team was no more and the market for the MII had disappeared. VIA used the Cyrix name on a chip designed by Centaur Technology, since VIA believed Cyrix had better name recognition than Centaur, or possibly even VIA.
Cyrix's failure is described by Glenn Henry CEO of Centaur Technology as "Cyrix had a good product, but they got bought by a 'big smokestack' company and they got bloated. When Via bought Cyrix, they had 400, and we had 60, and we were turning out more product."
National Semiconductor retained the MediaGX design for a few more years, renaming it the Geode and hoping to sell it as an integrated processor. They sold the Geode to AMD in 2003.
In June 2006, AMD unveiled the world's lowest-power x86-compatible processor that consumes only 0.9 watts of power. This processor is based on the Geode core, demonstrating that Cyrix's architectural ingenuity still survives.
Why buy ARM when you can license?
Did they even have the money to get a controlling interest of overvalued stock in?
Or as the Presidential Hopeful John McCain would sing "Bomb, bomb ... bomb, bomb, bomb .... "
What's that? Can't imitate singing politicians either?
Yep. Sounds like we have ourselves a little politician here.
Matt, you need to work on your logic.
> Hastings driving way too fast and out-of-control
Yes. That's more or a less the point, see? Stay with us here, this is not Sun's ZFS that fires up your hindbrain into a dissing fit.
The only reasonable explanation is suicide. Possible if he was depressed. But in these times, one may be on a disposition matrix presto, so...
“I’ve seen military vehicles explode, but never quite like that. Look, here’s a reporter who brought down a general. He’s sending out emails saying he’s being watched. It’s four in the morning and his car explodes? Come on, you have to be naïve not to at least consider it wasn’t an accident.”
With that kind of money uptake, I sure hope the spits bugfree, gold-plated documentation after each sip of coffee.
Well, guess it's nice to hear engineering to get the firehose treatment for once as opposed to the guys who ride various consumer waves from the boardroom.
Smilianets used a variety of online nicknames including "Dima Brave" and "Dima Bold"
GET OUT OF HERE STALKER! GO AWAY!
Not only that but the must have backdoored it rather quickly after the change of boardroom keys occurred.
It could well be just a bug in the implementation of the baseboard management controller (if there is such a thing) the finding of which is now being leaked for ...err... "commercial" reasons.
Yeah, who leaks it? Who are these "sources"? Why now?
" Folks who aren't keen on climate change"
Excellent. Better than the hurtful "deniers".
Proposal for integration into official El Reg dictionary has hereby been submitted.
> and that the power reductions were artificially imposed by management to discredit the workforce
Reading too much satanic mills exploitation literature? If management did that, why should it reflect on the workforce? Why wouldn't the papers (and not only the red-colored ones) be full of very large headlines? Wouldn't management be fired in a jiffy?
As to campaigning for a living wage - everyone is campaigning for a living wage. But what happened to make the wage a non-living one? Why were people staying in that kind of industry in the first place? Did muscle need to be brought in to keep out scabs (basically, the proof of the pudding of a strike)? Context is important.
Don't sweat it. "Utility bundling" happens elsewhere in Europe too. Gas, Electrons under Pressure ... same company.
It's not like "regulation" will throw a spanner into the works of that fiendish plan to cruelly exploit the unsuspecting prolétariat via satanic capitalistic digital device magic.
Additionally, if the price goes up and the demand decreases as a consequence, won't the total revenue stay approximately the same?
> Train travellers already know that putting some things into the private sector makes no sense at all.
I don't think that state-run train infrastructure is ANYTHING to be proud of, except in the sense of tremendous destruction of wealth.
Are you seriously implying that I imply?
Also, it's "anarchisms", as you don't wanna use a genitive.
>using this punctuation
AFAIK, it's called "greentexting".
"out of respect"
The last refuge of [redacted].
Yeah, but at least they are correct about Intelligent Design.
And Surveillance as a prerequisite for freedom. Lots of freedom.
Also, auto accidents, random cancers, plastics, seafood, crazy endtime cults, melanoma, alcohol, cigs etc. etc. etc.
And the whole seaside destroyed because of a Tsunami.
YOU REMEMBER THE TSUNAMI, RIGHT? OR WERE YOU JUST WATCHING ZOMG NUCLEO-SPLODE REPORTING BY BBC INCOMPETENTS? WERE YOU???
A common fallacy.
That's not "squirreled away". It's in factories, plant and investment schemes providing jobs and generating wealth.
Of course, quite a bit of it will be on the Wall Street Casino too, unfortunately.
But once the taxman gets hold of it, it will be destroyed forevermore...