859 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
so what did they gain from Ddossing COD servers , exept to put their heads in the firing line of various law enforment agencies and a billion dollar company?
Re: That's deadly!
i spotted that too, then assumed one of those named games had ripped it off
my dad was subjected to this U2 album , He's 79 and has his parent's tase in Music.
He said "This free gift is as welcome as the gifts the cat brings in"
"Denmark has even created a 1:1 scale model of itself"
maybe im missing something but how does a computer model have scale? Does it depend what resolution the real Denmark is in?
"minerals and metals are substitutes for fossil fuel energy."
"minerals and metals are substitutes for fossil fuel energy."
An ecomomist would say that! Energy is the problem , not stuff, and the two are not interchangeable.
Lack of energy will put us back in the stone age , imminently, there might be some other energy sitting around but we're not prepared to prepare to start using it , cos its too hard.
Society will tear itself apart quickly, too quickly to adjust to the new "not a lot of energy" paradigm.
so was the ddos aimed at spark or elsewhere? and what did these "east europeans" have to gain from it?
Re: Help me Obi-wan Kenobi...
they didnt create that gramme nazi icon for nothing! use it!
should i be using it now? not sure. hmm ill go and give myself a good talking to....
" but remember the universe was "
I thought you were breaking into song there!
Just remember that you're standing on a planet that's evolving,
And revolving at 900 miles an hour,
That's orbiting at 19 miles a second, so it's reckoned
A sun that is the source of all our power.
The sun and you and me and all the stars that we can see,
Are moving at a million miles a day
In an outer spiral arm, at 40,000 miles an hour
Of the Galaxy we call the Milky Way.
Our Galaxy itself contains 100 billion stars
It's 100,000 light years side to side
It bulges in the middle, 16,000 light years thick
But out by us it's just 3,000 light years wide
We're 30,000 light years from galactic central point,
We go round every 200 million years
And our Galaxy is only one of millions and billions
In this amazing and expanding Universe
As fast as it can go, at the speed of light you know,
12 million miles a minute, and that's the fastest speed there is.
So remember when you're feeling very small and insecure
How amazingly unlikely it is your birth
And pray that there's intelligent life somewhere up in space,
Because there's bugger all down here on Earth.
saying "only as secure as the weakest link" - I disagree , If somone talks the guards into handing over the safe (loving these analagies btw) , and the safe is made of unbeakableium, then the contents are still secure.
the phrase "Two factor Authentication", which seems to be heralded as the latest , greatest and safest would be redundant if "only as secure as the weakest link" were true.
"And apparently they don't lock you out after three (or even three hundred) failed login attempts."
That right there has got to be the simplest and obvious of 'online' security features. Rate limiting , lockouts , and email alerts of failed attempts.
Why would they put this on the TV? surely a school would be a better place?
sorry what? 10% of police carry guns and 7% are trained?
Re: Well I *was*..
84 x 99c ?
well lets hope the settlement was less than $84 then
having just read the security consultants blog linked above , im pretty sure they arnt hashed , or if they are the staff have a skeleton key , which renders it pointless, and they do read out passwords back over the phone to customers (some reports say)
Re: Bollock, Bollocks
I'd imagine the java coder and the management type who compiled the list are 2 different people
Re: Dumb question here
haha , thanks for the hotel tip .
The old lady next door would have to grab my phone when i'm not looking and check its mac to know what to spoof though
Re: Dumb question here
well to put this in perspective, maybe I'm missing something,
1) the hacker has to be in wifi range? This makes it a hell of a lot less serious in my opinion as I'm pretty sure the old lady next door is not going to exploit this.
2) to do any of that clever DNS stuff you need the routers admin password as well, posibly on some routers you can see logs without this
3) if you enable the mac address filtering , even somone who knows the wifi password wont get anywhere.
4) dont broadcast the SSID
5) use , wotsit called , psk2 or whatever
" you seem to have mixed up peoples names"
oh good its not just me! i quickly gave up the constantly changing names and actions in that first paragraph and skipped to the end, then the comments hoping someone else summed it up!
I wasnt intrested enough to go slowy and pick apart the sequence, its ither wrong, bad writing , or really complicated!
" whizz-whir desktop 3D printers that produce a range of useless, multi-coloured, thermo-plastic turds."
spot on. really sums up the whole thing.
apart from some level of initial prototyping , possibly.
I did see a thing on tv where the military claimed to be making huge saving by using 3d printing - somthing to do with aircraft parts, but i think they were talking out of their arses. They;re not known for thrifty savings.
all very true hippy, maybe signed files might help, this pain in the arse UAC stuff is probly saving a few people. But with the likes of Oracle and Adobe pushing shit like ask toolbars mcAffee free trial crap at every update its no wonder people get confused.
maybe people could opt for a walled garden setup when they buy the pc, that might help.
just having a few basic rules pounded into their heads would also help , i suppose they have to want to help themselves..
Re: $10,000 ?? --dog's chance
Fat bald people who have a facebook account and play the lottery!
is it just me or does the article not mention wether or not anybody got their files back?
or how hard RSA2048 encryption is?
Here you are sir, we've matched your size , here your new tiny bollocks
gaining admin rights
I'm am mostly posting this out of frustration , and this is a noisy keyborad, my typing now is probably being heard two doors down!
I am working temporarily , for a very large employer ( you'll have heard of them ) in a desktop capacity. I do all admin by logging into eah pc as local administrator.
I would much rather they pushed out an AD group into each machines administrators group and put my account in the AD group . This is because logging in as local admin only:
- you are not authenticated to anything
- no drives are mapped
the ball ache this causes is unbelievable , the amoutn of times i have to type my AD password in to get to a resource...
It also makes some tasks that should be transparent pretty much impossible such as remotely reading event logs or reading anything from AD.
I suggested the simple , elegent and probably industry standard solution above and got "well we've never heard of that" . At which point yougive up. Threres no point suggesting somthing so glaringly obvious, with the amoutn of OK ing that would have to come from all corneres all the way up the tree.
I'd just seem like some meddling newcomer saying "this would work much better if you put that there"
I just have to live with it
I'm investingating various tedious workarounds
Re: It isn't called "Word" for nothing
no its called Word to make it hard to use in a sentence without people going "eh?" same with Access
not a problem , i dont have a well paid job
Re: Following other laws of physics
No link needed, you've just lost me 90 minutes and counting! I'm supposed to be spraying my car today!
"Sadly, net earnings were down 29 per cent to $985m"
Thats what I hate about business (and economics , and greed in general )
Re: I thought this had been answered by Terry Prattchet
Read that last week , coincidentally. When i saw the headline i thought the Reg had just discovered it!
i thint el Reg is probly responsible for Yoda training ground
Re: But it said, "Heavy Duty"
i have never seen a battery that dosent say "Heavy Duty" on it
well thats good news seeing as the entire reason for my employment at the moment is to install win 7
so whats gained by doing this in hardware rather than software?
I can see whats lost - money, time, energy, hardware and space.
advances in rigid leg shuffling technology maybe
Re: Chris Miller @J.G.Harston
Surely visa could allow longer passwords and then just quiz you on the first 12 characters?
I read an entirely similar story about Dell yesterday. So which are the nice courteus prompt effecient companies? and do they make any good gear?
I think the Egyptians pioneered a much more efficient method of harvesting energy from the human body
couldve sworn this was EA games
in the past i've had a chortle at the funny new words.
I dont know whats changed but this time i feel sick.
Some media obsessed adhd twitter jockey kid mustve finished his media studies "degree" and landed a job at the OED. Ive never seen such a string of banal dribble. To even acknowledge the existance of such mind sewer filth as that essex bullshit in the OED is to piss on the union jack. Besides if they were gonna put amazeballs in it should have bee na couple of years ago , its been and gone now
A tax on the terminally stupid
A tax on the terminally stupid. Shouldnt be allowed.
Licensed loan sharks. Genuine loan sharks would never have dreamed of charging 5000%
These idiots who take up these offers need protecting from themselves. Unusually sympathetic angle from me i must admit
If you can find it , there was a series made called "Total recall" based on the film , although It has far more in common with Bladerunner. That was pretty good I thought.
after you open the box ( 50% chance)
Im loving these fanboy nicknames! well done
Re: You could build Bitcoin heaters
Could also apply to vehicle braking systems and Gym equipment
Re: Similar to where I work a few months back...
Thats almost as much fun as :
"Yes we are aware of the problem , our engineers are working on it"
(Engineers in a different town who never answer the phone, email or instant msgr )
"How long will it be"
"I cant say"
can you ask them?
no, cant get in contact with them
this is system is always down!
what did I pay all that money for? can I speak to Roger the md?
no im not allowed to put you through to anyone
can i speak to to your manager
no im not allowed to put yoiu through
can you give me any idea how long the outage will be? hours? days?
no im afraid theyre not telling me anything yet
take a guess
I cant because sometimes in the past its been hours , sometimes its been days
your not a lot of help are you
no , I'm really sorry , trust me I'm almost as pissed off as you are.........
.... so i left that job
Re: Well, yes, because...
puts me in mind of the Mitchell and Webb sketch "Currency speculator meets Grannies job justification interview"
Re: Religion... and the rest
yes i think so, people have had to be pretty inventive to make god the excuse. In fact "We're attacking because you're not the same religion" dosent make sense to me as a reason, but it dosent stop them
there were TV series and movies about iraq long before it was over though. if it is over
well i think I'll be safe, i cant get to yahoo from home using script/com model , and neither can my NAS, much to my annoyance.
yeah if they really wanted to avoid corporate machines
yep, that just happened to me. All you can do is put on your CV "Used to have SC so will pass if you put me through it . again."
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