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The HSBC system works in a similar way. When adding a new payment recipient into HSBC IB you have to enter your PIN and part of the recipients account number into the security device. It then generates a 6 digit security code which you enter on to the website. I had to do this a couple of days ago. It may do a similar thing for large payments, I wouldn't know since I haven't made any recently.
Test your DRP
" inadequate disaster recovery plan involving Networker tape backup files which could not be read"
If you haven't tested your disaster recovery plan, you don't have a disaster recovery plan.
Stream via a Blu Ray player or smart TV, you get higher quality streams that way.
"It supports full HD 1080p resolution – not normally required on a TV of this size, but great for PC use"
Setting up HDMI is a pain
Turn off overscan in the TV; set scaling on the PC graphics driver to 100%; change pixel output format on PC graphics driver from YCrCb to RGB; finally play around with sharpening on the TV.
What would we do with the 80,000 people who currently work in MoD procurement? it's not like they are good for much else.
Missing the point
The investigation is not about the price of ebooks, it is about ebook pricing, there is a subtle difference. Publishers have been forcing retailers into accepting the agency pricing model, this allows the publisher to dictate the retail price of the book. The retailer is not allowed to discount the price of the book. Publishers have a monopoly in the publication of a title, they are now abusing this monopoly to fix the retail price, that is what the investigation is about.
Not that hard
Most computer-readable file formats have a sequence of ID bytes near the start of the file that the associated application uses to verify that the file is of the correct type. You just get a list of the ID strings used by all the likely file formats and use these as your cribs.
For plain ascii text just check for a long sequence of bytes which have the highest order bit set to zero, or check against a dictionary.
He was arrested 17 months ago
May 2009, so the police have already had 17 months to break the password. It looks like it must have been a good one.
I always thought the BT ad. was stupid. It shows some guys waiting for a webpage to load because it was peak time, which suggests the problem was either congestion or an overloaded web server. Neither of these would be fixed by moving to a faster broadband connection.
ID cards are the answer ...
now, what was the question?
re: re: Typical headline grabbing shite....
"Thats why I stopped using Firefox, the almost weekly security releases. It's worse that IE"
hmmm... perhaps Mozilla should only release updates once-a-month (on a Tuesday, for example) to make it appear Firefox has fewer security holes.
Seriously, why is fixing security issues quickly a problem?
Not a DV camcorder - agreed
@AC in the world of computers DV may mean digital video, but in the world of camcorders it relates to the media on which the video is recorded. You can get DV tapes and mini DV tapes. If you tell a camcorder enthusiast that a device is a DV camcorder they will expect it to take tapes. In any case 'Digital Video' is meaningless these days - when did you last see an analogue camcorder, or a camcorder that did not record video?
Conspiracy theories are always good fun, but I think there is a much simpler explanation in this case. From the judgment:
"Before he went to bed he took the card from his wallet and hid it under a griddle drum in the garden, retrieving it the next morning" - Sounds like he was hiding the card from someone in the house.
"In the succeeding days he was sent another card. As the bank were prepared to accept, he did not receive it, and withdrawals made with it were refunded" - So bank sent card & pin to his house, he didn't get them, but someone else made some withdrawals.
I don't think you need to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out what happened.