292 posts • joined Tuesday 1st May 2007 12:47 GMT
Users 'solution' to needing to always carry the token
"generate a code on an LCD display which they can use one time for access to the database through an authorised computer"
So the users won't blue tack the token to their 'authorised computer' along with PIN etc., thus allowing anyone passing by access ?
So, in addition to being no need to have one, there's no way to verify it (and especially not the expensive biometrics) anyway, even if it wasn't pointless in the first place ?
And the people of Manchester are going to rush to throw away 60 quid on it why ? Umm... oh yes, you wont be able to go to work without it (pilots). Subtle that. Real subtle.
If it requires doing things not-in-the-default-way it's a fair bet the vast majority of Windows servers are set to their defaults.
Well, good news
Well, at least I wont have to explain terms like 'hash' to people now when discussing the failed ID card project, as the NIR will simply store your whole set of prints, complete.
"receive TV signals at speeds of up to 60mph"
Shame the legal top speed in this country is 70mph then, really, and the longest, boring stretches of journeys, where your passenger would want to use the TV and you don't need the sat. nav. would be on just those sections of road...
Remote shutdown !
There's no way I'm letting someone into my house to install a remote controlled cut off switch for some spotty oik to hack into. No way.
That'll be "decent if you don't need to be cross platform and enjoy lining the pockets of criminals", right ?
And these are the same people
And these are the same people who want to run the largest database on earth (for ID cards and/or everyones internet traffic) ? Geez...
why not moan at Mac or Linux
Why not moan at Apple over Safari or Linux over FireFox ? Because neither of those two are *convicted criminals* with a past and ongoing history of *unfairly* and *illegally* screwing people over...
The Flash file format is open and documented, the free java based Flex SDK (compiler and libraries) is likewise open source. There's even an IDE that runs on Linux - for now - but see http://gruchalski.com/2009/04/28/vote-for-flex-builder-for-linux/
The thing is, once they know you use GMail and Skype, a targeted attack against (just) you is a lot more likely to be successful. Witness Hushmail sending special non-encrypting Java applets when asked, Skype delivering an 'update' is just a similar thing...
Don't stand for this - help No2ID get it stopped and attend a local meeting now.
In the mean time, where can I find an application that connects randomly to a list of web sites and asks for a random page, that I can restrict to (say) 10% of my bandwidth and then leave idling on my laptop all the time ?
"a more stable and robust Linux distro"
Unless you are using KDE on an Intel graphics chipset, where according to the bug reports (filed by the beta testers) and beta release notes (not all of which were fixed or carried in to the release release notes), your choices are very very slow performance or the experimental UXA system which crashes. FAIL.
We got the scrapping of the Data Protection Act dropped from the Coroners bill (i.e. clause 152), which means there would actually be a chance the government would be fined for losing all our data, so it's very important to the government that the powers to impose those fines never see the light of day.
This could also handily screw over the govts stupid plans to try and monitor everyones internet traffic, more so than leaving a random legal torrent of something popular (linux ISO) running 24/7 :-)
They same to be saying they can't possibly type 'delete from people where nid=...' because they then have to *wipe the entire hard drive(s)* ? Thats obviously wrong...
No, I'm afraid it's true - con-sys are a bunch of ejits.
According to the hackmii blog (http://hackmii.com/2009/03/system-menu-40-rundown/) this update finally correctly fixes the Twilight buffer overflow hack (4th or 5th time lucky !), so they'll need to reveal one of the other ones they've sat on to allow homebrew installs on the new IOS.
Existing installs of HBC homebrew launcher and the DVDX DVD player survive the upgrade process, however.
Requiring BIOS updates to be signed by the vendor sounds good, but it stops you mucking about with kit you own - RMS will be upset, as will you be when you can't turn the (broken, of course) DRM off.
"Nothing really exciting"
"Nothing really exciting", except, of course, Kernel Mode Setting (on Intel only for this release) which enables X to run non-root, more reliable suspend, quicker, flicker free boots, etc.
Wouldn't It Be Better If sat. navs. had a 'I am a lorry, avoid low bridges' option, oh, wait, hold on, http://www.nav-now.co.uk/index.php?search_terms=truck
They still need to update the road layouts though
Street through building, one of many in the area:
I can resize the bookmarks 'organiser' window here.
If you want to dump the bookmarks DB into plain text, there are many addons to do it, but a (mini)database is more 'civilized' considering it's intended use.
WAT Monty Python
FUD, FUD, FUD, wonderful FUD !
Will they be sueing anyone who uses Silverlight ?
At the Manchester event, one of the things that was striking was the number of people who had not previously been involved in these issues, who turned up and were shocked at what the government is trying to (carry on) doing.
This is how we'll finally get al the schemes scrapped - reaching out beyond the 'regular readers'.
Looking at the PDF, they appear to be going after the file sytem.
If this doesn't go to caught and then get thrown out, it'll be digital camera makers next...
Chalk another win up for Zen, who were on the radio (BBC Four none the less) talking about why they weren't going to have anything to do with blocking or filtering internet access, just as they did during Phorm. Rar.
"Switch to Windows Mobile at the flick of a button"
Why would I ever want to do that ? Either their replacement GUI works for everything the phone does, in which case it's bound to be nicer, or it doesn't, in which case there are many other Windoes mobiles to hate...