Bad early decisions
"The sting that took the Gozi gang down was a join operation ..."
They should have used NoSQL.
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"The sting that took the Gozi gang down was a join operation ..."
They should have used NoSQL.
Yes indeed. He'll have three TLAs looking for him. They'll probably be in competition with each other instead of cooperating though.
The van is not empty; a masked man is sitting in it. How did you not notice that? This is becoming sinister.
Can you say "Puff The Magic Dragon", or is that blocked as a harmful drugs reference?
I'm sure that was sarcasm, not irony.
"... some laptops already exist that use heat pipes ..."
I think most if not all of them do. My old Dell laptop (it died ten tears ago) had a heat pipe inside, as I found when I dismantled it as a matter of interest. The thing about water cooling is that water is cheap and safe and you can take the heat outside of the laptop and then use a big radiator/fan system to dump it. A major limiting factor in laptop heat dissipation is the volume of air that you can force over the radiator fins and the size of the fins themselves.
From the linked paper:
"People who were asked to spend 24 hours without any media as part of a study reported negative emotions, ranging from boredom to anxiety and even withdrawal symptoms."
If I spend 24 hours (or more) away from 'media' and communications devices, I feel relaxed and refreshed and calm. Do I need treatment to 'normalise' me.
Also, it's sometimes 'good manners' and often sensible to let recipients know who else has a copy of the email, especially in a business environment.
Would that result in infection or mental aberration? Maybe it's a good job it fell through.
Why would you be "... forced (e.g. by Customs and Excise) to run some software that only works on Windows." ? Is this a situation that happens?
This article in The Independent newspaper:
This mentions that the 'operation' was named "Orangemoody" after the name of the first account to be discovered. Then there is the Wikipedia entry for this:
However, the Wikipedia article does not mention the few instances of 'blackmail' that are reported in The Independent though it does use the word "protect" in quotes.
I'd have thought that a few passes with an oxy-acetylene torch would make any hard drive unreadable. Your local car repair shop could run this service at a low marginal cost to themselves and make a nice profit from it.
We've seen articles like this before, from various researchers. Why don't they ever name the top 'selling' dodgy applications? If Angry Turds has been seen to sign the phone up to premium SMS services or if Mandy Blush has been seen to send a phone's entire contacts list to a Vietnamese server, why doesn't anyone ever say so?
"In future, everyone realised, this stuff has to be done with greater care and attention."
But nobody ever remembers!
... it “can actually complete tasks on your behalf. It can purchase items, get gifts delivered to your loved ones, book restaurants, travel arrangements, appointments and way more.”
I'm looking forward to stories about this going horribly wrong.
“Bradbury would be a type of person who might be invited to attend the Cultural Congress of Havana because of his liberal view but that he had no definite information concerning this matter”.
Oh yes, high quality, hard and definite intelligence. That's what we need.
"... make a lady ( or other female) smile ..." , " ... my old Tranny van ..."
So, you used to drive on both sides of the road?
(Thank you Chris, just keep them coming.)
Was she wearing a Purley necklace?
Along with Velv, I'd add that even before 'computer data' came along, there were (and still are) laws protecting confidential information, especially if someone copies it and publishes it thus leading to harm, loss of reputation, loss of business, etc.
I can state my experience that e-cigs are the best substitute, in terms of providing near immediate relief from tobacco craving, that I've ever tried. Also, e-cigs are a damn sight cheaper, especially if you use a tank and buy bulk liquid from any of many uk based internet suppliers. Sadly for me, they did not provide the same 'satisfaction' and so I drifted back to real cigs (roll ups made from cheap baccy).
As such, my personal failure is a win for the well established and wealthy tobacco industry. Also, it's a win for the UK government which now gets more money from me via tax/duty on tobacco. That, I believe, is where the pressure, lobbying and finance to support banning or limiting e-cig supplies is coming from.
Could a 'fork' of Linux be developed that went back to the basics of IoT system requirements and thus produced an IoT OS kernel that was small, well understood and had the advantages of years of bug clearouts?
Don't tell the manufacturer what you've found about problems with their product. Just publish your findings.
So easy to inflame.
Because if you lose it, someone could read all your data. Oh, ...... wait a minute.....
"It is open source, it's GPL so vendors can't add some proprietary "extra sauce" without releasing the source ..."
In an ideal world, that is true. We live in a less than ideal one though. Nowadays I'd only feel 'safe' if I could strip and analyse it myself or rely on a trusted review by an independent organisation.
"Its main inventions (so far) have been monkey bionic arms and a potato cannon."
Ok, small beginnings but .......
Not now, not ever again.
"My energy will return to where it came from – part of a massive, incomprehensible universal web of energy."
He used to be massive and universal (in the UK anyway). Now, he's just incomprehensible.
This sort of task is delegated all the way down to the office junior, with verbal instructions at every delegation stage.
"Chinese police officers will be installed within the country's largest internet companies ..."
Where do the power and data connectors go? What sort of interface do they have?
Turn off Wi-Fi and mobile data, charge up your battery a bit/lot, then reconnect to the wonder-web.
'Q: What's blue and doesn't fit? A: A dead epileptic.'
I heard that joke a few days after my sister died as a result of trauma suffered during an epileptic fit. I thought about it carefully and decided that it was funny but I didn't laugh. I didn't have any kind of 'words' with the person who told the joke either, because I knew that I would have laughed at it a few days previously.
It's not his hands you need to watch.
"He decided he could only make $600 a day from this method, so he told the gaming commission."
I'd be happy to do that for $300 a day.
I'm not sure about that. It could be their chance to have some 'me' time or catch up with friends.
"Right I'm very sorry sir but it's not a 999 emergency 'cause your girlfriend let the cat eat the bacon. I do apologise but it's not a police matter."
Try: "You're an idiot. Get off the line or we'll come and arrest you when we're not busy."
Fat cells - oh yes!
'A puff of smoke and I could wear my 32" waist jeans again. The second degree burns were an inconvenience but it was worth it.'
This could be an indication of dementia at an early stage. I've seen older relatives and family friends do strange things while seeming to have strange ideas, some years before being committed into care.
A shoulder mounted microwave gun with wideband modulation? (Or whatever is needed.)
"However, sources in the Bundestag told El Reg ..."
That's El Reg on the list, as a threat to national security.
I'd work my way through all the holes on the course then break into the clubhouse for a drink.
It might be a subtle joke about not being able to get things right. (?)
It sounds like attempted murder to me.
.... why anyone would trust an 'agent', under the control of a faceless company to lock the door to their home properly and keep it locked.
I have a vivid imagination and you just ruined my lunch.
Yours Truly, more in sorrow than anger, etc.
Now I remember: Certain sites didn't just crash my browser, they caused an instant system shutdown. This was running Linux Mint 13 with MATE on and old laptop. Does anyone know how that can even happen?
Using Firefox; if you use the Request Policy plugin and NoScript (of course) then you can see a list of third party content that the page is trying to pull in as well as the third party scripts.
As an example, reading an article in The Independent newspaper website right now, it tries to pull in third party content from 25 other sites and 25 scripts from those sites. I block them all and can still read the articles.
Sometimes you get a blank space in an article and that can be filled by allowing some obvious content delivery network site, if you really want to. Then of course, allowing just one third party content site gives you an entire new set of third party scripts trying to get in as well as a new set of third party content trying to get in. It's a surreal jungle out there.
I've got to the point where, if i'm keen to see stuff, I give temporary permission for all third party content but close the tab if it needs third party scripts to work.
As someone earlier mentioned, I've had sites crash my browser under Linux and they will never be visited again.
Or, wherever the Big Bang happened, it became our everywhere?
It's understandable, Indesituation we have here.
(Coat: The scruffy patchwork one.)
"... by knowing the car's public IP address."
That's when I started screaming.