But Windows XP was sold as, "the most secure version of Windows - ever". Or was that Windows 2000?
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But Windows XP was sold as, "the most secure version of Windows - ever". Or was that Windows 2000?
Don't tell me, the hospital porters wheeled in the wooden horse they found in the ambulance bay...
a "Windows 10 Upgrade" screensaver for Linux?
I feel I've missed the fun.
Chinese equivalent of the FDA? Probably the Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ), but you're talking about the authority that oversaw the melamine in milk scandal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_Chinese_milk_scandal that had 300,000 victims.
So, with the "one copy, one user" model, could we have an intelligent device that reports back when the user puts the ebook down to make a cup of coffee or sleep, and then the system makes the copy available for another user in the downtime?
Or, say, display the text for 10ms, off for 10ms, on again... and display to a different user in the off phases, so two users merely appear to be reading the book at the same time, because of persistence of vision?
Wake me up when the researchers have proved the cats understand that gravity follows the inverse-square law
of the meeting where this was proposed?
@fajensen - "The only thing", singular, so you've seen a body under a raised floor, and a naval torpedo under a raised floor, but not both together?
I detect a cultural bias. Isn't this http://www.museumnetworkuk.co.uk/talking/images/main_imgs/wallace/buckhurstarmour.jpg
equally valid as a martial arts uniform?
"companies, individuals and media organizations"
So no guidelines for Government about when it is permitted to
blow up cars and people in foreign countries eliminate terrorists in surgical strikes?
1) Officer gets confused about the on-off switch, and records all his toilet breaks, but nothing else.
2) Entire database is breached, and contents, including the video from (1) are dumped to YouTube.
Prizes? Probably rendition and detention at a facility of their choice - if you know that much about it, you probable did it, right?
@Craig 2 - Or tell the officer that your body cam is live streaming to a secure server in a different jurisdiction...
this will be the end of the "We are the ??? Domain Registration Service in China and someone else is trying to register your company name" scams, but I very much doubt it.
"it could power Wales for 5-1/2 hours"
I propose a new Reg Standard derrived unit, defined as "The energy required to power a country the size of Wales (1Wa) for 5.5 hours". Named Llyn Peris, perhaps?
@itzman - "a capacitor displays a falling voltage as it discharges"
And a reservoir displays a falling water level (gravitational potential energy) as it discharges.
Sure, the grid voltage stays pretty constant, but it's a regulated output, and see what happens if you let the water level fall to half the height between the upper and lower reservoir (i.e., the upper reservoir and part of the feed pipe is dry)...
So phones should be multi-user devices? Then we can hand our phone to someone, and they login with their account to make the call...
You don't get sent to jail for keeping the "Bank error in your favour".
You missed Tatu Ylönen, who wrote the SSH protocol.
@Floydian Slip - 70 metres isn't long for a cable, even ethernet can reach 100m.
Oh, sorry, you meant 70 million miles... well, the space elevator only gets you to geostationary orbit, 22236 miles, but that's the hard part, anyway.
The answer is pretty simple: Bankers are greedy. It is the nature of the beast.
The job certainly benefitted from banking industry inside information... the database and message details, how transactions are printed for confirmation, how to search for a vulnerable terminal in a different bank so that you don't get caught immediately... maybe even the transaction size was chosen to be less suspicious - "small" might be a red flag.
We should be doing more to protect the airborne plastic bag from aircraft. These delicate creatures seldom survive a direct strike.
Around here, we also get their close relative, the marine plastic bag, it's wonderful to see them swimming freely among people at our beaches, but they too are endangered by speedboats.
and admit it's all to stop the paparazzi getting a shot of the Pres snorting his drink out of his nose when her Maj tells a dirty joke.
@Matthew Taylor, "societies have tended to function reasonably well and flourish under Christianity"
When are where was that? I'm guessing you're not referring to the middle ages, when the Church had real power, and the Islamic nations were far ahead in astronomy, mathematics and other sciences. I suppose there was the colonial period, when mostly Christian European nations went out and stole whole countries, but there you'd have to say it only worked "reasonably well" for the European ruling classes. Then there was the success of the Christian Europeans dragging the world into two World Wars. OK, OK, how about post-war to now... lots of success and growth, best exemplified by China's decades of >7% GDP growth, oops, China's not Christian. I give up!
Another twist in his tale. Could be popular... some people want to see him do the hemp fandango. And he managed to waltz out of Hawaii and quickstep around the NSA.
I'll get my coat, while I can-can.
"Its surprising easy to hide a tracker on someones tracker"
"...why do some of them ignore specially provided cycle lanes,..."
'On "shared space" there can be children playing as well as dogs both on and off leads...'
If they are not designated as shared, then they often have inadequate separation from the footpath, and wandering pedestrians encroach. So, a responsible cyclist takes the road instead.
Other problems with cycle paths include uneven surface, insufficient width and frequent forced stops.
"What might well work is cyclists taking more care and cycling at a more genteel pace, but these are options they are either unwilling or incapable of taking."
Is that surprising, if you are using a bicycle as transport? How about bringing the 4mph limit and red flag for motor vehicles, and merging roads and footpaths?
A shared space of pedestrians and casual recreational cyclists could be very nice, but town planners and the car lobby shouldn't pretend it's a route for people meeting their transport needs without burning oil.
MoD: Leave laptop on train.
"So, you're telling me you products are difficult to use, difficult to tune, and you don't provide easy-to-access user support? You'd rather shut up a customer with problems than listen to him."
"shall be compensated for such costs as are reasonably necessary"
I see an opportunity...
1. Build popular app with strong encryption
2. Wait for USA Gov. to demand decryption
3. Ask for $$$ to buy f**ing big supercomputer...
4. "No, we don't have an answer yet, call again in 10 billion years..."
"and which have been directly incurred"
Damn, past tense, it's like they were anticipating this...
@Adam 52 - So the nightshift had her password, or the company wasn't using individual user names? Either should invalidate the "evidence".
... and then it gets returned when the crime realise that they don't know anyone with another one to exchange messages with.
"It says in the Terms of Service that the Service Provider may withdraw the Service at any time without notice. See P94."
You can fit a short novel in 94 pages! "Hey, this device will make your life easier, and these T&C are here to redress the balance."
I propose a law that T&C can be no longer than one page for every $1000 of purchase price.
I'm curious, why did I get down voted? I really do have 10base2 around my walls at home. How long before the 5 and 5e is obsolete too?
Yes, I'm really glad I put in that 10base2 - oh wait!
Anyway, the Cat5 replacement is still useful for connecting the APs for good wireless coverage.
I really do prefer wired, except when the cable from my netbook is trailing over the other occupants of the sofa. And I'm still looking for a smartphone with an RJ45 socket...
I replaced a halogen light with an LED module, it failed in a few months. When I checked, the PSU was too high a current for the LEDs. I guess some idiot didn't want customers to complain about the brightness.
@ssharwood: You bastard, you got me. Here, have a beer ->
"the first person to drive into this rock in 11,000 years"?
There were others, but they were too embarrassed to own up.
1. Invent widget to turn selfie stick into an ice axe
2. Set up shop on the top of Ben Nevis
"climate control on my car" - Is that re-labelling the ignition key with "Off" and "Global Warming"?
"nobody ever said certificates should be very cheap" -
but they are a lot more useful if they are cheap AND trustworthy. If they are cheap, then everyone can afford one, so everyone expects them to be used, and all transactions become more secure. If they are expensive, then the expense excuse is routinely accepted, and even organisations that buy the expensive certs don't get the full benefit because their customers can be fooled by the excuse.
Are bums that distinct?
How about the nipple? Normally concealed, but we need an extensive study on their uniqueness.
Biometrics needs a trusted reader... so that pretty much rules it out for online commerce.
And we'll probably loose contact with you now, too...
Get a friend to step in front of it each time it tries to go around a few blocks from your house, until the "free if not delivered in" offer triggers.
"the average Irish adult consumed a touch over 11 litres of pure alcohol"
Wait - they sell pure alcohol in Irish off licenses?
- all they'll find of the ice is fewmets.
All this discussion, and no-one's mentioned the RFC822 date-time standard yet... well-defined, yet a nightmare to use; evil.
As a public service, the obligatory xkcd:
So 20,000 gallons is the size of most family swimming pools, but most families don't have a swimming pool, so the average (mean) is close to zero, the mode and median are zero. I think NASA might have trouble getting the SLS off the ground.
i) Many homes have a supply of combustible gas that can used in arson attacks.
ii) Most homes have a moderately high voltage electrical supply that can be used for electrocution or triggering arson attacks.
iii) Hey, look, there's half a brick here, you could use it as a blunt instrument for violent assaults...
What? it said NEW? Damn, I was on a roll...
Don't forget, wooden clogs can be thrown or dropped into moving machinery, for the original sabotage.