24 posts • joined Monday 21st August 2006 20:13 GMT
however from TFA
"By contrast, the FT points out that it takes the US's Amtrak Acela Express three and a half hours to traverse the 300km from Boston to New York City - although that train has hit 217kph (135mph) in time trials."
So thats an average of 186 / 3.5 = 53 mph!
70 mph (110 km/h) average
and also says:
Distance travelled: 456 mi (734 km)
Average journey time 7 hours
Which works out at 65mph!
The Acela Express cuts the Boston - New York run to 3:23 (from 4 to 5 hours), and the New York to Washington run (the territory of Amtrak's 125 mph Metroliners until the introduction of Acela) to 2:45 from three hours.
Please reset your normality signal. Over.
Red Hat Network
Unless I am misinterpreting what you are saying, Red Hat has indeed released some source code for the Red Hat Network. Project Spacewalk (http://www.redhat.com/spacewalk/) is Red Hat Satellite but with support for CentOS and Fedora. AFAIK Satellite is much the same thing as Red Hat Network proper, just local.
@Sean Timarco Baggaley
All I'm saying is that Microsoft should be congratulated for taking security seriously not berated,
anything that makes an exploiter's job harder is a good thing.
IMHO Microsoft deal with security issues much better than Apple. MS is generally open about vulnerabilities, Apple is not.
Pwn2own - real world exploits
Both the Firefox and Safari vulnerabilities that he proved were exploited on a Mac OS X system. The German hacker said the latest versions of both Firefox and IE take full advantage of features built in to Windows Vista that make it far more difficult to reliably exploit than on the current version of OS X. Those features, including "data execution prevention" (DEP) and "address space layout randomization," (ASLR) don't appear to be properly implemented between OS X and versions of Safari and Firefox built for that operating system, Nils said.
"It's quite easy to write an exploit for Firefox on OS X compared to Firefox on Vista," he said.
Charlie Miller, an analyst with Baltimore-based Independent Security Evaluators, also won a Macbook and $5,000, for developing an exploit for a previously unknown critical flaw in Safari on Mac OS X.
"Mac OS X has some ASLR but not much, and there is no DEP in OS X," Miller said. "My exploit relied on exploit code being in certain spot, and that it would [execute], and in Vista neither of those things would have happened."
Even if it wasn't layered on UDP you don't have to use TCP or UDP with TCP/IP. IPsec has components that use neither yet they are still TCP/IP (and works with all routers - excluding some cheapo funny NAT things).
Streetview is useful
Assuming blurring occurs correctly (and doesn't just protect horses) I don't have a problem with Streetview. It has been useful on a number of occasions while in the US to get an idea of a turning or a location before travelling there for the first time.
Shows promise. When I first tried it about 4 weeks ago I found the response times poor and a lot of UI blocking going on which kills user experience. This seems to be almost 100% solved now. However, majority of the sample controls are broken on IE7 for me.
When comparing US and UK prices, as well as the exchange rate it's worth considering that pretty much always the UK price advertised includes 17.5% VAT and that US prices never include the state/local sales tax which is typically around 6%, 8% in CA.
Password protected discs
How is the mentioned password protection supplied? I have a feeling if it was encrypted they would say so.
Re:What has OFCOM done for us ?
While my BT account manager (I don't think I actually have one) can't call BT wholesale about DSL that's fine, because my LLU connection was set up in 12 days, is faster than BT ADSL and cheaper than a monopolised BT system would ever be!
When will the benefits be seen?
With the MySQL 5.1 release seemingly in development/alpha/beta for an ice age (looking at the change log the first 5.1 appeared 29 November 2005) I wonder when there will be a production-ready release of code that incorporates some of Google's changes? Also to be talking about features in version 7 seems like a decade away!
But that aside, bring on the Google improvements!
BT already doing somtehing
BT are already using Content Forensics from StreamShield Networks to detect spam traffic and quarantining machines. This only appears to be targetting spam traffic though, no DDoS or other zombie activity.
If I was MS I'd ignore it too
Too many supposed vulnerabilities start with "all you need is admin access/local access at time of boot".
Is it a vulnerability that anyone can boot disk 1 of redhat/CentOS, type "linux rescue" and access the file system as root? I don't think so. The only way to protect local data from this sort of access is to use full-disk encryption.
Password access to the rescue console is no protection, just a hindrance.
Documentation Severely Lacking
"So for the first time you have a more than just the source code and a handful of ad-hoc materials to help upgrade your LAMP and application server skills!"
Very true! The Apache web server is very powerful and extensible however when I first came to implement a module I found the documentation seriously lacking for anything but the basic cases.
Same problems as E60
I've just returned a Nokia E60 after 2 weeks. The wifi configuration options definately could do with more work and aren't up to Nokia's normal intuitive UI design. Being able to enter the full alphabet into a field accepting a hex WEP key seemed silly.
There was no mention of the excellent SIP support in the review which I successfully configured to operate (even over NAT which Nokia says is not supported) but it was everytime let down by the very poor wifi support. I found that the wifi would have disconnected in the background without informing me and would not reconnect without a power cycle.
I found that using the advanced wifi options I could turn off power saving mode and the wifi would work great - but the battery would then last less than a day.
Almost there but not quite. I bought this phone because of its wifi and SIP but had to return it because the wifi is SO BAD.