1256 posts • joined 27 Apr 2007
We do have a culture of favouring big business. /sigh
Re: Governments shouldn't control 'content, technologies or services'
To them the NSA is not the government, so when they say "without excessive interference from governments" they mean it. Hypocrites indeed.
If only they cared
He has previously said that the NSA's spying tactics . . . were "appalling and foolish."'
You can of course, right click on a title bar and minimise windows that way, but the absence of a minimise button mars what I would otherwise consider perhaps the most new-user-friendly Linux desktop available right now.
There is no need to minimize on a modern computer. Move along your desktops and leave everything running that you usually use. Minimizing serves no practical purpose. Perhaps this is an old habit from the Windows 3.1 days?
Indeed, the people are above the law because the law is (theoretically) there to protect the people. Mr. FBI is confused. He thinks the government is the law.
Re: OpenBSD for the win
I note too that the article keeps talking about UNIX as if it is the same as Linux. We all know that Linux is "unix like" but in this particular situation it is distinctly different. Last I saw, tcsh was the more popular shell in the UNIX camp.
Re: Cost of Snowden
Actually, Snowden should be counted as a gain.
Re: Net Neutrality Debate is a Symptom
The whole Net Neutrality Debate is a symptom of a much bigger problem. . . . One of the safeguards appears to be completely gone, that being competition. Now the other safeguard, regulation appears to be under attack.
I think you nailed it. I would add that without competition, net neutrality is actually a red herring.
I'm basically pro Bitcoin and anti FTC, but Butterfly Labs is just weakening Bitcoin and strengthening the FTC. Opportunists like this just screw things up for everybody.
Better sooner than later
a UK customer wants to make it harder for the US government to get access to its data, it must encrypt the data and remove every single US company from its IT cloud and data supply chains.
That last one appeals to me.
Re: Anonimity is too important.
It fights against basic human rights. Next they'll be suing the mint because I used dollar bills to buy drugs. The mint is, after all, responsible for knowing its customers. No? Seriously, there are any number of situations where we (also) take our freedom for granted. There is no need for debate, and there is no need to clarify. These EU lawmaking folk are just very, very, twisted people.
Re: A tabloid, yes, but still a shameful title
How you get from denier to Holocaust is beyond me, unless you're talking about global warming in terms of "burnt offering", which is a bit of a stretch. FYI, climate change denial is pretty standard vocabulary these days. In fact, I'm pretty sure the ALEC is used to the reference.
Re: News flash
When the clouds come the sun doesn't shine. Still, some will make money doing forecasts and others by making umbrellas.
Net Neutrality? Hold my coffee, I got this: FCC says it's still considering all options for Open Web
Considering all options
For certain values of all.
Re: What an awesome way to demonstrate a vunerability
My bank's site could use a bit of sprucing up like that.
Same problem in North America
You're right. We need "a modern, reliable and capable Internet infrastructure".
When it gets irritating I sometimes do a traceroute. Almost always the problem is not with my local ISP but actually the big guys in between who don't have what they say they have. Dropouts are a real irritation and I'd rather have a slower solid net without dropouts than a (fake) faster one with dropouts.
Re: And here we go again...
Using encryption labels you as a criminal.
Unless you're the FBI.
How safe is it to click on unsubscribe links?
Re: The big advantage of working under water ...
plenty of time to install your tap while the cable's owner dispatches a repair ship
Is there any history of the cable being broken? Surely that information is publicly available, and it would be of much interest in this discussion.
Re: No need to splice fibres to evesdrop
there would probably be a lot more easy ways to get to the data
Exactly, but they're going to keep talking about the impossible ways until this blows over.
Boehm signed off his missive by saying that the company was "committed to maintaining your trust."
Is there any to maintain?
Re: Would passphrases be better than passwords & 2FA?
The article is not about short or low entropy passwords vs. longer ones or more entropy. It is about passwords and phrases not being up to the task because they're a single factor. Hence 2FA.
Re: Pinch of salt
You're in luck. The issuers of the report also sell salt.
News to me
I've not used MS-Windows since 3.1 so was not aware that it was still a single desktop. That would be pretty hard to deal with. I guess it just goes to show how patient many people are.
Re: It's a start
Only a start though. I do welcome such advancement, but fear that cable companies will see it as a way of stalling on infrastructure upgrades.
add a sticker
The problem lies fair and square with the router manufacturer, though.
I notice that my consumer routers have a unique serial number and MAC address on the bottom. Manufacturers could just as easily put a unique default password there as well. That wouldn't cause a lot of trouble for people and would cut down some percentage of hacks.
Re: "Accepting" Bitcoin
It seems to me that Bitcoin acceptance and Bitcoin momentum are good. The fact that these latest developments are using a middleman doesn't mean that other desirable functions of Bitcoin don't still apply.
That said, how is Paypal going to deal with chargebacks? Bitcoin doesn't support that.
Re: Ole Jule Cretins.
@Matt, et al: I assumed (correctly going by your subsequent post) that you do not place a high enough criteria on high-speed Internet access for you to pay the price it would require.
It's pretty expensive alright. Not something that individual citizens are able to pay for. Yes, you're quite right I don't place a lot of value on high-speed internet for myself. Except as a single example, I don't think my personal situation is important.
However, there seems to be a lot of discussion about broadband as if everyone has it. There is also a lot of discussion about choice of provider as if everyone has that. What I wish to point out is that it is not possible to have a productive discussion when there are unspoken assumptions.
I am not "moaning" about anything. Where you get the idea that I would be whining about my own situation, I don't know. It is utterly bizarre to me and I don't see the value in this discussion.
@ Andrew: I'm not sure if you agree with me or not. My point was aimed at the previous comment by Matt Bryant who seemed to think that everyone had cable or DSL, and perhaps even a choice. I thought it was somewhat narrow minded of him to assume that everyone did. Large areas of North America are left with a single provider, usually of wireless, and typically 1.5 mbps. I'm quite happy living with that because I'm not a consumer of movies or high speed/bandwith material (preferring more dense material like the Reg.) but it is a mistake to think that "everybody" is able to take part in the high speed internet that is being discussed in major cities and Europe.
I don't think the net neutrality discussion even applies to me or a lot of people here in Canada. Of course they're not going to split 1.5 mbps into a fast and a slow lane. That was a joke. Yes, I read and enjoyed your previous article.
Like many north Americans, I have slow internet and no choice of providers. I have not seen the competition you talk about though I'm sure it applies to where you live. In any case, from my, and many people's perspective, the only way to create a fast lane is to add a slower one. I guess that makes me a cretin. There's a lot of us.
Re: They may show everyone overwhelmingly in favor of net neutrality
Probably the lamest argument of all time.
I bet they wish they had a better one though.
The National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NCTA), . . . said yesterday that common carrier rules would create a bureaucracy which slows down implementation of new technology.
Isn't that exactly the kind of excuse they're looking for? They've had no excuse whatsoever for letting it get to 512K day. Next they'll be saying "the government wouldn't let us upgrade". Whiners.
From the remote hills of the internet.
This spec could therefore offer a way to turn a monitor or other device into a power source
The Amstrad had the power supply in the monitor.
Re: A question and a kudo
The Feds have an interest in seeing the ruling upheld, but they're the only ones who do. Pretty much everyone else will be on Microsoft's side.
Agreed. In fact it's the Government vs. the People.
One step ahead
I'm not going to get any. That'll be the next trend.
Re: BBC Worldwide
I'm going to go out and get myself a pair of baggy pants and a VPN!
Don't laugh. I'm not just trying to feel young again. I think that the age group who reacts to the world like that, is indeed aware of the current injustices and will move on. Those old farts at the BBC and MPAA and so on, aren't going to be around for ever.
Re: How low the BBC has sunk
The world has moved on, Television as a medium is on the border of outplaying it usage/requirement.
Let's hope so. But I'm afraid it's being replaced by Facebook. Still a little early to tell though.
Is it even in their mandate to meddle with lawmaking in other countries?
If you have nothing to hide . . .
. . . use BCC.
enough is enough
You tell em Eric.
Re: Cyber attack?
I guess it would be off putting to get up one morning look out your window and find the collected armed forces of several countries parked on your front lawn.
Yes, and they would all be focusing on their laptops cyber attacking away.
There's going to be a lot of landfill
Christmas presents. Brilliant! Everyone gets coffee mugs, dildos, piggy banks, and other bits of plastic just made just for them. Another idea is to make 3D business cards. Pass out little busts of yourself with your phone number at the bottom. The list is endless.
. . . the Indian law goes further by criminalising the publication of false information for, among other things, the purpose of causing annoyance or inconvenience.
No politics then.
Re: Search Results that Contain new Search Engines are crap
We show the results at the top that answer the user's queries directly Schmidt said. That's
a lie just plain wrong. I get commercial and popular results at the top. Also if I use negatives like "NOT" in my search string, Google ignores them. Perhaps I'm misunderstanding Schmidt's meaning of the word "directly".
Re: More hints please
Nice snark @Aimee. :) I'm not particularly smart, but I wouldn't be assuming that other people don't read the complete article, which includes links. Yes, I do concern myself with where links go, but my UNIX box is locked down pretty tight - hence my interest in how a Trojan would be able to execute. Perhaps one of these days it could be a reality.
The Symantec article starts with "When the Trojan is executed, . . . " which doesn't give me a lot to go on.
Mac users like think their immune
I don't use a Mac, but I also like think my immune.
More hints please
How does this attack get local privileges?
Re: Meh @goldcd
First, he needs to find some lead based solder...
It's in the stores. Go look. The RoHS thing is for manufactures and doesn't apply to repairs or hobby use.
Re: Meh @goldcd
No way he can get identical parts today, though I suppose you could take them off less valuable equipment from around the same time.
Did you actually look, or are you guessing? I don't know exactly what chips are on this board, but would point out that 7400 ttl is still in catalogs. Perhaps some of the other chips are more difficult, but lots of us here still have boxes of old parts. Exactly which part were you unable to find?
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