Why the MoD need 180000 licences.
23 000 in Procurement (in Bristol) here, 10 000 for something else somewhere else.
Pretty soon you're talking serious numbers of staff.
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23 000 in Procurement (in Bristol) here, 10 000 for something else somewhere else.
Pretty soon you're talking serious numbers of staff.
I'd consider such improvements quite good.
verynaughyhorse.com by any chance.
It's a raincoat of course.
Last time round she though those nice on line gambling sites could handle this task..
Until one of them handed all the member CC details to some card fraud ring.
Cameron seems to be the perfect melange of a sound bite talking PR Goon and the ineptness with women of a single sex boarding school boy. Easy prey for any slightly aware and ambitious women MP looking to get a Cabinet seat without much effort.
The video of her debate on paedos and sexualization of kiddies was most interesting.
Six MP's bothered to turn up to listen to her and she declared it a great success.*
*If by "A great success" you mean most MP were smart enough not to waste their time on this BS then she'd be right.
But regrettably that would probably breach the Services guidlines on non urgent call handling.*
And modern call recording systems catch every word of both sides of the conversation.
*Official body. You know they'll have one. Wheather anyone can recall it's exact contents is another matter.
If it's not made illegal for us to do it. We''ll do it.
And possibly not just intranet sites either.
Retards that did this sort of thing are like f**king cockroaches.
Clever, but the abstract is too vague to really tell.
Note that by their operating mechanism inherently narrow band frequency sources. You only get broadband with a materials selection and some kind of tuning hack around those frequencies.
Potentially very clever as a way of getting more bandwidth up a fibre.
A sort of auction site for companies data perhaps?
If (shall we say) I had Company X's customer list what's it worth?
And what's if I throw in their standard customer charging schedule?
There customer base and the price level you'd have to beat to win their business.
Shall we start the bidding at.......
"That said, coming up with good stuff and then not doing much with it, is almost standard practice for Microsoft, unfortunately."
Are you actually thinking that MS invented pen input?
No they didn't invent it.
They just killed the company that looked like they had the best shot at developing it.
Then compare with
Especially one that uses such a novel speed reduction process.
Hopefully the last one tht VG will have to learn.
By hosting "not quite" Windows on a low performance ARM they neatly inserted the "AMR can't run Windows" meme in PC users minds.
Just a little favor for their favorite hardware mfg.
Let's hear that again.
"Invicta's failure was fundamentally due to failures by Cisco management."
Bought by a suit who thought $3Bn/yr revenue was not enough.
Killed by another suit who didn't like them, for various possible reasons.
Now where is that $400m+ bill going to be coming from you ask.
You can bet none of the suits is on the hook for a cent of it.
On the upside it's not the $8Bn bath that HP took with Autonomy. Somehow "The deal wasn't quite as s**t as one another IT company did" is not a lot of comfort.
All your data belong to them.
You know you're in the big leagues when the site has it's own fire and police departments.
A small side question as this is a federal facility are they regular rent-a-cops or more like an auxiliary of the FBI?
I agree crystal meth cooking is far to dangerous for amateurs and should be left in the hands of professionals, like this lot
Of course we'd like to do more but we're just so constranined by resources.
"Do this translate as "every company and user that uses Gmail (being in the US) thus makes their traffic legally accessible to GCHQ"? Wow."
Overseas (IE US) --> fair game.
You wonder does she really believe this twaddle.
You think she probably does
"The transmitter aboard New Horizons produces only 10 Watts. Amazing it is detectable at a distance of 4.5 light hours!"
Now if I could only get that sort of response off my phone service......
You can bet this stuff is not cheap.
Sounds like a case of premium pricing, sub grade manufacture.
So self righteous.
1) We are all friends here.
Developed by ARPA to allow researchers on ARPA projects to share computing resources
Sure you can peek at the packets you're trans shipping to someone else but you don't want to.
2) Encryption is expensive
So if you can't encrypt everything why bother? See also point 1.
But that was a world where the internet backbone was 56.5kbs and 8MB of 50ns memory put you in supercomputer territory.
Today real time encryption is possible (although ensuring the implementation is secure is not trivial) and the internet is no longer the sole property of the US Government.
Thanks to Snowden we now know as an absolute fact that major governments can monitor anyone they choose to, and so far (because the protocols have allowed them to) they have chosen to monitor everyone.
This rampant fishing trip mentality, where "innocent until proven guilty" has gone out the window (you're all guilty of something, we just haven't worked out what yet as an NKVD official might have put it in Stalin's time) has got to be stopped.
Societies should be able to defend themselves, but what we've been seeing is that the states they have created (or parts of them) seem to view the society itself as the enemy and peoples desire for privacy to be wrong because it prevents them from knowing everything about them forever.
Accept you can't have perfect security even in a prison, which seems to be what some spooks are keen to turn their countries into. Then let them go back to finding real threats, that actually buy stuff and talk to each other rather than this FUD BS which they seem to use instead of acting like proper investigators.
So plenty of weasel space for the mfgs to play with when something goes wrong.
Good too see the Department for
cars and roads Transport doing it's bit to keep Blighty ahead.
Roll on the first Amazon delivery van "powered" by Google?
IBM developed the atomic force microscope, copper interconnect for chips and the first high temperature superconductors. They also developed and sold a commercially successful OO operating system (but just didn't tell anyone that's what it was).
You ask what the current generation of hardware mfgs have done?
Apple? Dell? HP?
Someone so afraid to state, or argue, or even be recognized on their position on state surveillance that's the only way they can communicate.
"a.k.a. the Home Office, the Intelligence Services,the Police and so on. You can vote for any tint of government you like, but when the dust has settled, one layer down from the Home Secretary and the PM you'll still have exactly the same people scaring the new bosses rigid with the same intelligence stories and scenarios (accurate, exagerated and imagined) as they did the old ones, and pushing for the same "absolutely essential" measures (i.e. greater powers for them) that are needed "for the county's safety". Oh, and the terrible political consequences of not doing so."
You are correct.
Which is why something like 10 Home Secretaries all sound like the same sock puppet on this. :(
The group behind them simply have no concept of any limit on state surveillance. As far as they are concerned it's impossible to have too much data on too many people, despite the fact this is the equivalent of putting the haystack with the (terrorist) needle in it (the excuse for this in case anyone has forgotten that) into a field of haystacks.
This has no logical basis in reality. It's a compulsive desire (or fetish) to collect such information.
It's not a policy, it's a disease.
"It was a Tory who took the case to the court, one of the few who voted against it in parliament as well."
It was a Tory and a Labor MP that took it to court.
Forget the party manifesto.
All MP's have just 2 variations.
The "democrats" who believe in the will of the people and the "authoritarians" who believe in the will of themselves.
And the authoritarian view is very seductive to the more feeble minded law maker, especially if they have a sense of entitlement.
this may do a lot to allay the fears that this legislation will be misused as a tool of oppression.
"plenty of resistance from the SNP (who will certainly be opposed), Tory back-benchers (many of whom are not nearly as right-wing as the front bench), and the Labour party.
Tory back benchers. Torn between their "hang em high" and "small government is better government" memes.
The Labor Party. Who brought this in? The party whose leader wanted the UK to start carrying Identity Cards after the UK's only significant persistent terrorist (1 explosion a week or month on the mainland, not 1 a decade) threat had been disbanded?
I wouldn't be putting up any "Mission Accomplished" banners just yet.
So like the "Machine Level Interface" used by the IBM AS400 and later iSeries machines.
But there you could see the swap from CISC to POWER PC inside at work.
But as others noted with the complexity of the 8086 ISA I think it's more an interpreter than a compiler
And exposing it would of course mean you'd freeze the architecture.
So the code museum runs on.
"Only a few generations of shrinkage to go. "
If I've got the math right 14nm is about 60 atoms wide.
But normally the oxide is 1/10 that.
So about 2 generations unless someone finds a really clever way to make high aspect ratio conductors, like 20 atoms high by 1 atom wide.
But I'm not sure how good insulators can be when they are 1 atom thick.
and Microsoft seem to love.
8086 inside.(not TM)
But lawering up and screaming "copyright" on a number just makes the company look like whiny ass b**ches with clueless legal representation.
I think the fellow who reported holes with the remote access to a CCTV system used by a lot of day care centres (reported by El Reg) did it better.
That companies reaction (called in the lawyers as well) was also pretty cretinous.
Companies. If there is any kind of serious competition in your market sector you will lose sales if you behave like this.
It's not like there aren't lists of "stupid s**t to avoid doing when writing software" already available.
It's raining oil
A space mission that could actually make a profit?
If I believed you could fix it for $21m.
They can't even deliver the security of a 1970's college computer system?
Or is this a case of "not to worry" as long as you don't reuse your password?
Oh, you do reuse your passwords.
And people wonder why only the "The Usual Suspects (TM)" can afford to apply for this sort of thing.
And remember this is a relatively low value contract.
They just didn't bother to check the law in the first place?
The group toured GCHQ with blindfolds on ?
It's not "intercepted" till a human listens to them ? Just feeding it through speech recognition / key word detection and archiving it to unlimited storage is not "intercepting."
I see why it's difficult to develop English language parsers.
What's said is not in doubt. What's meant OTOH is a whole different question.
"Even if you design the chips, you still have to make sure that you design any IP blocks you use. It is easy enough to slip attack vectors into something like an ethernet controller."
If you're really serious about this you have to have either complete control or complete visibility of the whole chain from layout to finished hardware executing code including all links between the stages to guard against substitution of doctored data files.
If you're a government whose' studied the Snowden documents and you want to keep your secrets a secret and your hardware invulnerable you have to make a very serious investment in time and trouble to do so.
"Well, they did test the "throw nukes out the back and ride the shockwave" idea, but with conventional explosives. If the world's nuclear weapons arsenal was appropriated for a spaceship, it could send a toddler to Alpha Centauri before the toddler's retirement age."
Orion uses much smaller propulsion packages (in the kiloton range) than most nuclear weapons.
You could built a lot of them them from the worlds nuclear arsenals.
"One question I've often wondered. At our current technology level, what speeds would be be able to achieve if the motivation and cash was there? I"
With no new technology you're basically looking at hooking a nuclear reactor to a cluster of ion thrusters, possibly boosted by a booster stage that takes beamed microwave power from solar cells in LEO while inside the solar system. Biggest space nuke however was Russian at about 5Kw.
Once outside this you're looking at solar sails going in close to the sun behind an asteroid then accelerating hard.
The best I've seen with known physics IE not fusion, is the fission fragment rocket. That's a pulsed nuclear reactor whose fuel is made in layers < 10 micrometres thick. At that level fission fragments made when a U235 atom fissions can leave the surface of the fuel and using a magnetic field be pointed out the back.
The fragments are moving at between 3 and 5% of the speed of light versus something like the 0.001% of the speed of light of ion thruster streams.
16 km/sec --> fastest object to leave Earth.
That's roughly 0.000053 c
Getting to the next star system at that speed is going to take a long time. :(
Looks like the only serious chance is with the fission fragment rocket.
On an IT note. Look at how much practice and planning is done before the event.
Should be SOP for all major 1 shot events (system cut overs of various kinds mostly).
But is it?
Might visit it now
No doubt they do not see things that way.
It would take a pretty strong stomach to live with yourself if you did.
But that's what they are and that's what they do.
If you want to live like that you're infosec had better be airtight.Always.
Otherwise sooner or later you will discover that Karma is a bitch.
Is there a line between these groups?
I'm having trouble telling one lot from the other.
"The unethical get it for free when they torrent "Window XP mega ultimate w/ activation crack" :p"
I hate those guys.
You spend literally
hours weeks looking for vulnerability in flash and suddenly some thieving ingrate comes along and steals it.