Re: "major hub inside the M25"
St Albans post code, for sure - but that's Colney Street!
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St Albans post code, for sure - but that's Colney Street!
SC permits unsupervised access to SECRET, and occasional, supervised access to TS.
DV permits frequent, unsupervised access to TS.
So what he said was correct and not BS - it just omitted some of the detail.
But I agree with your puzzlement about him advertising his clearance.
Apparently he is distantly related to Prostetic Vogon Jeltz: "...you’ve had plenty of time to lodge any formal complaints and its far too late to start making a fuss about it now.... I’m sorry but if you can’t be bothered to take an interest in local affairs that’s your own lookout... God I don’t know…apathetic bloody planet, I’ve no sympathy at all."
“The first rule of command is never expect your people to do something you're not prepared to do. This includes asking officers to put on a rubber glove and extract a phone from Georgiou 's bum.”
The UK Cabinet is now terrified of Cameron saying "Actually, I did stick my prick into a dead pig's mouth..."
Hey, it has all the right letters - just in the wrong order.
Surely locks of his hair - "from the first human transplant head!!!" - would sell for more, and cost little to produce?
Yes he does have hair - I've checked.
I would also have suggested teeth, but let's be generous and assume that he'll need them after the op.
You mean apart from now having a dirty EM noise generating motor on what should be a clean power line for computers?
I see your vacuum cleaner and raise you...
Back in the days when I did hospital pathology lab minicomputer systems, I was with a customer who had complained of the system shutting down at random times. We were in the computer room, staring at the system (as if that would help) when there was a dull "whump!" that was felt as much as heard, and the lights flickered.
"What was that?" I said. "Just the X-ray department next door." said he.
35 years ago, disc drives were standalone, waist-high units, each with their own off/on button and a set of lights that indicated off/on status, disk activity, etc.
One morning one of my customers - an NHS consultant pathologist - phoned up and said they couldn't get the lab minicomputer system started.
I went through a number of basic questions. I didn't know their exact configuration, so I asked "Are ALL your disk drives powered up?". The answer was in the affirmative.
Couldn't get the damn thing to start up. Then a colleague, who knew their configuration, came into the office. He asked "Are BOTH your disk drives powered up?".
"Oh! No - I haven't turned one on. That'll be it. Thanks."
The answer is not to bring it all back in house," he said. "Instead have the very best in four key areas of skill: project management, architecture and design, procurement, and finance."
"And forget about defining the requirements, that's not important!".
...for at least the first 4 weeks we were there another parent brought his son along, but didn't seem to feel it necessary to actually bring a guitar along too...
Clearly the kid was learning air guitar.
It's an encryption system for intra-Government use. Of course they're going to ensure that they can listen in. Why would anyone assume otherwise?
From the RFC: "The Initiator and the Responder trust a third party, the KMS, which provisions them with key material by a secure mechanism."
Now who do you think that will be?
“Our world is run on software – medical devices, finance, IoT, access to knowledge via Internet, etc – so any foundational security training must include the ability to code securely.”
Which should include the use of encryption on messages sent between sensitive devices and systems, such as medical devices, finance, IoT. Except that only terrorists, paedos and drug-dealers do that...
At the end of the 70s I had a GS, which was their Escort-sized medium family runabout.
Hydropneumatic suspension, air-cooled flat four engine, spade-handle handbrake coming out of the dash, one-spoke steering wheel, radio mounted vertically between the front seats, streamlined boat-like underside with exhaust and brake pipes set into recessed channels, hatchback incorporated part of the rear bumper so you only had to lift stuff a few inches... I could go on.
Main drawback was that the near-horizontal rear window meant that the rear-seat covering was reduced to baked dust after a few summers' sun.
They don't make 'em like that any more!
More specific issues of interest to the Committee include the extent to which communications data and communications content can be separated
They can't be separated.
What one-party state? The article is about proposals from the Scottish Government. You do know they have a Government in Edinburgh? The current state of the Scottish Parliament is 127 seats excluding the Presiding Officer, with 64 SNP MSPs.
I would call that an overall majority of 1.
Well, the Scottish citizens have the opportunity to vote in the Scottish Parliamentary election next May.
Given that the SNP government seems to consist of fairly canny operators, I would expect that anything that looks like a vote-loser will have disappeared well before the election. And if it's not a vote-loser, then - given that there is a free and open democratic system in Scotland - then good luck to them, even if we would disagree.
Hmmm... dilemma. The original KB3097877 was installed yesterday on my Win 7, Office/Outlook 2010 machine. No problems so far.
What I assume is the revised version is being offered to me today.
To install, or not to install...?
"First is the myth that the government wants to ban encryption," said the head of GCHQ. "We don’t. We advocate encryption."
If that is really, truly, accurately what he said, then he needs to reminded sharpish that he is a civil servant, and is NOT the government.
To save time, he could be done alongside that eejit general who was shooting his mouth off at the weekend.
the kind of places Royal Mail has trouble delivering to also happen to have the worst possible weather for flying ...
And also the sorts of roads that could be more difficult for "autonomous ground vehicles".
BT, or Kingston Communications if you live in Hull, will be obliged to say yes.
I wonder about that. I'm on the edge of St Albans - not in the sticks - and my BT line delivers me 3Mbps in summer, dropping to 2Mbps in the winter. An Openreach engineer has said "That's pretty good for round here!".
But NTL cabled up the street years ago, and every week I receive an offer from the bearded one to buy his services.
So would the gummint say that I already have the possibility of >10Mbps internet, but that I am choosing not to take it up? Or are they really going to force the monopoly operator (BT/Kingston Comms) to upgrade?
It's unfortunate for her that May has compared the "Internet Connection Record" to an "itemised telephone bill".
The ICO's own quick reference guide about what is "personal data" says "Data such as personal bank statements or itemised telephone bills will be personal data about the individual operating the account or contracting for telephone services. ".
So our internet connection records are personal data under the Data Protection Act. The ISPs will have to treat the data as such.
They must respond to subject access requests.
They must also ensure that appropriate protection is applied to this personal data.
They must delete it when no longer required.
More interestingly, the ISP must declare to the customer the reason for storing this data, and obtain the customer's consent.
Have they thought this through?
I've always assumed that my ISP has a complete record of every page I visit, and I have no idea how long they keep it for.
The main thing that worries me - like the posters above - if how easy it will be for Plod and other services to get their hands on that data.
They were also paid to support the system after the fact. That to me implies IMO that they had access to the data passing through it too.
I wonder what level of access they had?
None whatsoever. All comms were managed by C&W, and LM were not even allowed on-site at the data processing centres. They did provide support such as fault diagnosis and correction using their own pre-production systems - undoubtedly made more difficult by the fact that no data from the live systems was transferred to them.
I can be as anti-US as the next person, and indeed I am currently advising a customer NOT to go to a cloud-based solution because of US legislation. But as far as I know the Census had all proper safeguards in place.
I seem to remember that the UK census personal information was to be processed by a US company in the US,
Wrong. The England, Wales & NI data was processed by a UK company in Manchester, England, giving over a year's employment to several hundred people. The systems were built by the UK subsidiary of Lockheed Martin - that's what you are "remembering" - who handed them over to the Office for National Statistics before the Census started.
The Scotland data was processed in Scotland - can't remember who was involved there.
I wonder how the war with Eastasia is going?
Eastasia is our friend and ally, and always has been. Only last week, Airstrip One was honoured by a visit from their glorious leader.
Eurasia is our enemy, and always has been. Very shortly, Big Brother will give us all the opportunity to leave it forever.
Benefits are restraints.
Cuts are liberation.
Plutocracy is equality.
Crooks have registered a domain called ara-apple.com that closely resembles the legitimate Apple locale (ara.apple.com)
Would have expected Apple to register a number of domain names which closely resemble the correct name...
"Plutarch noted that the two puncture marks on her arm..."
So it was a vampire, then.
When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.
That pic of Senator Feinstein. It's Liberace, innit?
Who? Ask yer granny!
I have a book here which says that the entire Universe was in fact sneezed out of the nose of a being known as the Great Green Arkleseizure.
I'll bet that my book is more fun than yours.
"...the last printer used is the default."
As Douglas Adams, a devoted Apple fanboi, so nearly said: "This is obviously some strange usage of the word 'default' that I wasn't previously aware of."
... it causes cancer, doesn't it?
...for which we need to dig up the dirt, visit them with the evidence, and then carry on doing whatever the hell we want...
You're lucky you saw the sign. I remember reading that the number one local complaint is "People are always stealing our "Fucking" sign!".
"Birmingham...well technically Solihull near the Airport and NEC....Allegedly ;-)"
Ah yes - I know exactly where that is!
Unfortunately, the next paragraph of the article says "Newport and Newcastle".
If only you had said "...two short plancks" :)
2 x 16.162×10−36 metres
Hamas are hoping to exchange it for some nice tuna and a year's supply of sardines.
I'd also want to know how the TS emails were exported from the TS system to her email server or thumb drive.
Of these, "shooting" could apply only to bows.
And I don't think the Greeks would bother doing that since they could probably just hit the bloke with a very large stick....
...shooting the messenger (the fate of bearers of bad news in Ancient Greece)
The Ancient Greeks had firearms?
His PhD (2003-2007) supervisor at Cambridge was Ross Anderson. Must have had some interesting discussions if Ozment was as pro-government then as his subsequent career would suggest.
Sounds like another scheme thought up by some American without a passport who thinks that international news comes from anywhere outside their own state.
Global solutions, guys - global solutions.
"As we know from experience, governments are not good at big infrastructure projects because it's not their business," she said.
No. Other, non-UK governments are good at big infrastructure projects because they are committed to serving their citizens, not to lining the pockets of themselves and their mates.
Or, for the cynical, "...as well as lining the pockets..." :)
Birmingham Airport Holiday Inn has a 6-foot, decorated Xmas tree in their lobby, and brochures in every room advertising their Xmas and New Year events.
I hope they get no bookings.
Paris Hilton, because I'll bet they don't have one.
Managed and kept by Sussex Police ... the NBA is available for use by all UK police forces for deployment at security sensitive sites or major events.
Of course, Sussex is just so central within the UK. The obvious location to store an item that is available to all of the UK.
And this will work in the Highlands of Scotland? The Alps? The Rocky Mountains? <insert your favourite remote - not necessarily mountainous - region here>
So it will have to be possible to drive the car manually with all the remote stuff switched off. In the case of systems/network failure, as well as when you are in a remote region.
Once these cars become commonplace, will it be illegal to drive manually if you have remote control and could use it? So how easy will it be to switch it all off?
Especially when you're entering the Highlands of Scotland....
That's the one! I was going to provide a link to it - thanks for doing it for me.
Just don't play it on speakers in the office... :)
"Sorry to be a bore but I'm not sure that applies in British law."
Sorry to be a bigger bore, but there is no such thing as British law. There are three separate legal systems in different parts of the UK.
Anyway, there's nothing in the article that suggests that Greenwald's blog is covered by any UK jurisdiction. If you'd bothered to look at the blog, you'd have seen that it appears to come under the laws of the state of New York. So El Reg's comment is valid and yours is irrelevant.
“The problem is, nobody really trusts Huawei because of cyber-security issues.”
I have a Huawei phone, but I'm sure that everything I say and do is recorded by at least two national security agencies before it ever reaches the Chinese.