431 posts • joined Wednesday 10th June 2009 17:13 GMT
The importance of backups
cannot be emphasised enough and Mr McAfee shows how its done with great style.
"The chairman admitted that contact details of security staff were left visible but they were people who took "all necessary precautions to protect their personal safety". "
Really? most of the "security" you see in supermarkets are hardly former elite special forces are they?
And what about the partners, children etc of those staff, does little Timmy at primary school take all necessary precautions after his parent is exposed?
Its fuckwitts like this which give those of us who take data security seriously a bad name, as for the approval of his website, what a joke.
We really need a Terry Fuckwitt icon for people with this guys unique skillset..
and the MET office panic meeting to work out why we are not all boiling in our own juices really does highlight is that scientific understanding of climate is still extremely low.
What is becomming clear is that the IPCC might as well pull its predictions out of the arse of a magic elephant given the complete lack of accuracy to date.
Can you let me know where you get your gear, that sounds like an impressive trip.
Smiley face, a boiler suit and some glowsticks!
Re: It is an offence to possess or control a dead badger
Well thats Derek Accorah stuffed then.......
Re: Yeah, right
Yo Cletus, your momma says to get off the computer thingy and come skin some roadkill.
Can you hear the banjos?
If the report is correct
and the staff requested encryption and this was denied then whoever denied it should be fired and the ICO fine should be taken from the pension pot, only when the individuals who fail in this appalling manner are held to account will others take notice.
Until the fines are met by the people responsible and not the tax payer they will have no effect.
It smacks of a criminal level of negligence but stuff all will happen to the muppets responsible.
Re: I wonder if the young mother who be a big fan
Aaagggghhhh who = will, sodding phone
I wonder if the young mother who be a big fan
When she comes home to find her husband giving the slim fit nanny the good news?
Clearly devout catholics
practicing an extreme form of the withdrawl method.
Where exactly is the warming happening?
A global average rise of 2 degrees by 2100 is fairly meaningless.
Here in the UK its unseasonaly cold, wet and grim, in Europe its snowing in the mountains and the overall melt is delayed.
This all flies in the face of the doom merchants predictions that we will boil in our own juices unless we build windmills.
Global averages are meaningless what we need are more precise local estimates.
I for one
Look forward to the banning of UK Feminista and Wimmins Aid as extremist man hating groups.
Some of them are also muslims..........
The part I dont understand
Is why the BBC coughed up when they did not name anyone and it was ITV that named the various parties?
As for Bercow, I guess if she hadnt used the innocent face and simply asked why he was trending it would be a different outcome, the innuendo was pretty clear in what she said.
More plant food in atmosphere leads to more plant growth which puts plant food back into soil.
perhaps the current levels of Co 2 at 400 ppm might improve crop yields and help feed the starving.
And they can eat lizards as well. ......
We should be thankful
The data wasnt prepared at UEA's department of bistromaths otherwise it would have been 101% and not 97%.
You have to wonder what the 3% who published papers in support of AGW now believe!
Re: Another lost sale
One of my clients was a high priest of Apple for years, he got fed up with the lack of development and cleaned out and went totally Samsung last year. I was really shocked but his rational was that he was left behind the curve by apples stagnation.
When did Apple patent "being better than Apple"?
Thanks to my work I have both a Galaxy S4 and an iPhone5.
Its not even close the S4 is light years ahead of the iPhone5 unless being better than Apple has been patented!
Paris, even she knows when to stop
EE and Data Protection
Given they store client records in plain text and export them to India protecting data is not exactly the highest priority for Nothing NoWhere.
Re: "Sticky" customer base?
I suspect it's more down to a spot of Mary Chipperfield action than an issue with condiments. .....
That once you deploy the rectal daisy cutter the UN will take an interest. Whatever you do don't discover oil as the Americans love a mix of wmd and oil.
So telling someone to make a browser less clunky, more user friendly and simple is in some way the intellectual property of Opera?
UX simplification is exactly what it says on the tin, if as a UX person you are a fan of simplification then ultimately all the work in one area (browsers) will distil down to the same basic end result, a simple way to manage web browsing.
To qualify for damages you have to wonder what damage has actually been done given that opera has a market share of 2 odd percent and seems to be going nowhere in the overall grand scheme of things.
If Mozilla have used the ideas they are claiming have been infringed then how come Opera are not suing them? Or is it simply easier to go after the individual than it would be to go after someone with significantly more market share?
"The chief executive was confused as to why more companies were not embarking on a social network strategy for their connected products. "If I'm on Facebook, why is my car not my friend?" he said.*"
That would be because its a machine and doesnt yet have the capability to tell you its having a crap day in a status update, or that its having a relationship with a parking meter!
Re: Good! @daggersedge
"I'm a woman and one of the reasons I wouldn't hire a woman is because some of them find everything to be sexist. They should grow up or stay out of the work place. They should also learn that if they want to have a baby, they should do it on their own time and not expect anyone else to pay them or hold a job open for them."
On the one hand I don't disagree with you, but equally, as a male with kids, why does the law not afford me the same protections it affords to women over maternity/paternity leave?
In this age of equality we still have many inequalities to contend with.
Interestingly, the femonazi's bang on about equal rights in the workplace but I have never once heard them say that men should have the same rights afforded to women over maternity/paternity.
This kind of thing is pretty common
In both the UK and Australia there is a legal term called a "Calderbank offer" which very basically means you make an offer, and if its not accepted and ultimately the court award is lower then costs are apportioned from the date of the offer to the party which continued the fight.
The problem with this arises when the party, despite the legal advice to take the offer opts to continue and then in victory finds the award is much lower.
All legal cases are ultimately a bit of a lottery, even more so when the damages are speculative, and as is the case here, her case clearly had legs but those legs where not long enough.
It could have been worse, had she lost the bill would be even bigger.
Paris as she makes bad decisions and gets shafted all the time
If he paid market rates for the item he can claim a good faith argument on receiving stolen goods, but if he bought it for £50 or similar crack head price then the law takes the stance that he must know the item was stolen.
Additionally if he paid for his plumpy subscription with a stolen card from the laptop owner as well then you can add card fraud to the list.
Not sure how you defame or libel someone who clearly does like webcamming with sweaty ham beasts by telling the world they do as the truth is an absolute defence to libel.
Causing harassment, alarm and distress has some legs assuming the scumbag is in the UK and he might get a harassment warning from the plod but only if the "victim" makes a complaint. I can see that working out well when he goes to the local police station to complain that the bloke who owns the stolen laptop is telling the world about his fetishes.
If the plod do go after the original victim it has all the makings of a front page for the Daily Mail!
Last March I was cycling into and out of work in shorts and a short sleeve top on my mountain bike in dry, warm conditions.
Today, six weeks later than last year was the first ride into work in shorts with a reasonably dry route (its all off road)
In short, year on year we see climate variation but anyone who claims this is "warming" is talking bollocks.
If we want to lessen our impact on the planet we need to live a simpler life, use less fossil fuels, own less shiny gadgets etc etc. The only problem with this is that despite all the bleating of the tree hugging, sandal wearing liberals they are not going to give up all that modern consumer lifestyles can deliver.
The French went Nuclear and Hydro and electricity is dirt cheap compared to the prices we pay in the UK its an example we should follow.
We dont really need more research to know that pollution in general is bad for the planet and that we need to reduce it but we need to take significant action and not keep arsing around with expensive and ultimately pointless renewables like wind.
I thought a Norkoshop was a place to purchase ladies undergarments.........
Horses for courses
Public cloud may well be a great way to develop, test and grow a fledgling product but the grim reality in the world of SaaS or any other business criticial application or data storage is that you live or die by your ability to deliver the service/app/data and the only way you can have a hope of making that happen is with your own kit managed by your own people.
Business critical applications with e commerce or critical data have to be reliable and leaving that in the hands of a third party in the hope they will do it properly is a risk I would not take.
Equally, any business critical data should be under your own control and not in the hands of a third party who has no real concern if you are ok as by its very nature public cloud is volume business, pile it high, sell it cheap and hope the majority are happy.
Pongmasters Ball Brixton Academy
Early hours I was wandering past the speaker stack as one of the many bands kicked off and then I was lying on the floor, literally floored by the bass.
I was struggling toi hear properly for a couple of days afterwards.
Re: Is no on else struck by the irony
"I would hardly class leaving your kids asleep while you're a few meters away in a hotel bar in a closed resort as neglect."
I doubt anyone would describe that as neglect, however, the reality of what hapened is very different.
Try in an unlocked apartment, on a road, behind a wall and with a line of trees and a swimming pool between it and the bar with a walk of some 70 metres to get to.
The bar was inside the complex, the apartment was on a public road outside of it!
Is no on else struck by the irony
That the McCanns with book serialisations, a spin doctor and the ability to spin stories to the press are complaining when the press publish stories they do not like?
You cannot really complain about intrusion when you are on the front page of the Sun telling the world your sex life is not great.
Personally I cannot take seriously two people who neglected the kids every night to go on the lash rather than pay for a baby sitter.
Even more so as they have not been hacked in any way.
Its getting better then.......
Re: The elephant in the room @NSLD
I am not suggesting anything of the sort!
The Met has had a long and cosy relationship with the press and police officers where and are routinely paid for information by the press, very few of those who have been paid have or will be prosecuted. The fact Rebekah Wade openly admitted to this in a parlimentary enquiry tells you just how widespread this is.
As for the phone hacking, highly illegal and should have been properly prosecuted at the time, however, it was swept under the carpet and only a few journo's where sacrificed, It was only with the overall outcry that something has finally happened and people are being arrested and prosecuted.
We have plenty of existing laws to deal with these issues and the area of libel reform is a seperate issue. Whilst we do need something stronger than the PCC we don't need a statutory body with powers to fine to deal with arguments over stuff that is not defamatory. After all, if a celebrity gets caught with his penis in the wrong womans mouth do you want her described accurately as a "crack whore" or inaccurately as a "service provider"?
The elephant in the room
Is that "hacked off" have managed to completely divert from the core underlying problem that we have a corrupt police force which point blank refused to do anything until forced to do so.
The real criminals in this sorry saga are the Metropolitan Police and the press workers who actually broke existing laws with impunity knowing they where unlikely to be prosecuted.
What "hacked off" have done is divert completely from that issue and have succeeded in damaging the free press in a way a government could never do alone, whilst at the same time nothing gets done about the underlying corruption of a police force aside from a few token arrests.
Creating bad law to cover up failings in another area of law will never work but the whole political debate was a sham from the start, the government can blame the Hacked off brigade when this comes back to bite but the reality is the government has been desperate to control the press for a long time and Hugh and his mates have provided the perfect trojan horse to achieve this.
Re: Prevented millions from accessing their accounts?
9pm at night with no card transactions and no ATM. Anyone out for dinner or drinks using RBS was knackered.
Certainly going to have an effect on many people.
I am not convinced either way on this
What irritated me was when running updates suddenly finding my browers of choice unpinned and having to through the choice rubbish on machines I already had various browsers installed on.
And secondly the "fine" will be paid by the same captive MS customers (governments, schools etc. included) in increased fees that the EU is supposed to be "protecting" by foisting a choice screen onto all and sundry.
OSX is a monopoly on Apple hardware and you have no enforced choice of browser drivel, I assume if Windows was the only choice on PC's this would not be an issue?
I believe the correct term as used in the US to describe people who overspill and airline seat is "sweaty ham beast"
Re: "Dangerous Ordnance"
world of difference between a .22 calibre weapon and a .223 calibre weapon.
This is a classic problem with windmills.
As windfarms are the political plat du jour it is important to feed the paymasters with "research" on how wonderful they are.
Politicians dont like nuclear purely becuase it is politically unacceptable so wind has been deemed the way forward, despite the fact even the most cursory examination of wind power shows its never going to be the answer as it has a huge environmental and operational cost.
Research which puts a more realistic slant on the likely costs or benefits of wind power are always going to be unwelcome as its the equivelant of telling someone the new baby they have is ugly as sin, you might think it, but you are not allowed to say it.
We need accurate representations of what the varying ways of generating electricity can genuinely do so we can plan properly and use appropriately. Overblown estimates simply end up costing more and delivering less.
I come in peace, take me to your lizard........
if its anything like where I live
Then the plod check the registration and notice its registered to a particular address and then suddenly find they have some paperwork to shuffle.
Magically you can live in certain places and be immune to police intervention.
Sunday Morning Favourite
Take one large ceramic tea pot
Boil kettle and half fill, warm and discard
Refill and boil kettle
Add 2 English Breakfast tea bags and 1 roobois/red bush
Pour water from a reasonable height
Stand for three minutes with a cosy on the pot.
Serve with milk to taste
£10K to run the data centre for a week and £950K to keep the administrators steering the ship!
Seems odd they cannot get someone to take over that aspect of the business as it clearly has customers.
Some corporation tax, try around £2.5 Billion!
If you earn over £60K and have kids then the £2200 tax increase you just got landed with to pay back child benefit is thanks to companies like Vodafone carrying out imaginary transactions in the ethereal world of IP licencing to avoid paying tax here.
So what if other companies do the same thing, other people commit murder, does it make murder ok?
Combine that with a supplicant HMRC ready to agree to anything and its an easy route for large companies.
"the internet of Things"?
WTF is the internet of things?
Well, having read all of your anonymous coward posts I thought I would reply to the first one to save other the pain of wading through the neck deep swamp of PR faeces that laces the next two pages.
Despite your best efforts and extrapolations its still the case that you pulled your numbers out of the arse of the magic elephant that wanders the grounds in Cupertino.
Why post anonymously, are you embarrassed to admit you are a paid PR commentator?
And you obviously pulled those numbers out fo the arse of the magic elephant as I highly doubt they could have come from anywhere else.
Are you enjoying your extra row of icons and getting lost all the time?
yes but only if you fuel it on a mix of super unleaded and liquidized penguins.....
Makes no difference
The agenda has been set by the guilt ridden tree huggers consuming idevices and prius' like they are going out of fashion.
Far too many vested interests troughing at the CO2 payments made by the mere mortals who want to drive a car or heat a home for any realistic change to be made in the lemming like charge to fund pointless windmills and other feelgood stuff that wont make the blindest bit of difference.
We need to address the use of hydrocarbons which are not limitless and are polluting but the only way with current technology to do that and to maintain our rampant need for energy is to go nuclear.
Of course as the researchers are from an oil producing country they will immediately be discredited by the bonkers warmists as being in the pocket of the oil industry etc etc. ad infinitum
It doesnt matter how much good science comes out showing the doom and gloom of the corrupt and vested interests from the green warmist groups is bollocks as they will continue to maintain the gravy train that is hurtling out of control.
Re: Hardly the scientific approach is it?
I have a very vague memory of reading somewhere that the teenage pregnancy stats falling was being linked to the teenagers watching porn and following the industry standard approach of hosing down the recipient externally rather than depositing the little swimmers in the dark.
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