"theft is still theft"
And the word "theft" still doesn't mean what you think it means
516 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
And the word "theft" still doesn't mean what you think it means
The language of the article was so obfuscated I couldn't even (*) tell what the churnalist was trying to sell
(*) the 'be bothered to' is silent
Yes, forcing periodic password changes is useful if a password is compromised, but it makes users less likely to pick decent passwords, and makes passwords on post-its more likely (and annoys users).
I'm not aware of definitive research, so I have always gone with my instinct which is not to force changes.
They aren't very good at stuff
"Why not sign him up to every spam-bot going?"
There are better tactics http://www.theregister.co.uk/2002/12/11/spammer_gets_junk_mailed/
and the turnons include "55 pipe 56". That is one busy party
The analogy I thought of got was "it would be hard to detect evidence of this crime, so we shouldn't make it a crime"
(Presumably any net neutrality framework would be regulatory or civil law based, so I admit this isn't the most fantastically imaginative analogy)
'"Stochastic" means it evolves over time in a deterministic way'
No, no, that's not what that word means.
It's fairly close to the opposite of what the word means though, so well done.
Does "Protection of the Constitution" mean something very different in Germany?
No, but native New Zealanders are descended from polynesaians
"It is also expected to save the emergency services around £1bn over the next 15 years."
Because if no one can tell you about an emergency then you don't spend any money responding to it.
That's a picture of megaman in profile.
"Guys, we are just *so* bad at coming up with specifications. You wouldn't believe how bad"
No, in the far future they'll land, pick up some of water (etc) that was extracted by the MuskCorp WaterDrill, and pump that into the probe.
I *think* that European law (the directive that introduced this format of the [card] license maybe?) said that endorsements couldn't be stored on the license, so the UK government said "we'll stick the endorsements on this bit of paper, which isn't part of the license. Also the license isn't valid without the bit of paper. This is fine, there is no contradiciton here. Shut up"
So rather than just obey the law, they have spent millions uselessly circumventing it. You may be familiar with similar stories.
I'm thinking Baltimore, that way they don't have to make any changes to the city's appearance.
how the hell I am supposed to pronounce the name of the thing
so he provides services to both the Register and the Conservatives? Suspicious.
(No, of course it isn't suspicious, but nor is getting training from the same company as someone else)
"we want to tax capital incomes at lower rates than labour based incomes. Because capital is what increases productivity"
Surely having enough staff, paying staff enough that they can be arsed to work, and training staff enough that they can be effective all increase productivity (*), and are labour, not capital
(*) of course there is a point at which this becomes counter-productive, but I doubt many companies reach this
They picked a clever name if their aim was to sell the machines to corrupt policiticains
"We will need to update our investigative laws to keep up with changing technology"
This seems like it will end badly.
Is this a precursor to "Weeeeelll, we've sent out some leaflets now, so we might as well start selling patient's data"?
Upvoted for the reminder that Andrew Crossley is a cunt.
Some of the problems that they failed to anticipated were related to the fact that sometimes buildings are tall?
Should the work not have gone to someone who had the requisite skills to realise that the UK has multi-story buildings? Someone at least as smart as a five year old?
People paid attention to POODLE, and they are the prissiest of all dogs.
As you know, the greens don't run Brighton. That's what 'no overall control' means.
To which the reply is: that half-arsed phone operator / jobsworth / survey taker / personal bugbear you had to deal with last week - how much would it be worth to you to never have to deal with them again?
Sometimes putting someone in a job makes it worse for everyone - them, who don't want the job, the employer, who has to deal with the awful employee, and the customers, whose lives are impacted by the awful/incompetent/obstructive behaviour.
Sometimes its cheaper to pay comeone not to work than to deal with the consequences of their employment.
Is this conversation *definitely* in the right order?
"We don't hear people using 'a sequential' when they mean 'a sequence'"
You do in Bristol. They speak funny there.
If youto build trust in your information-sharing system, trying not to sound like a fucking supervillian when you are trying to persuade people to use it.
"But the Tory peer then went on to expose himself"
That's par for the course.
"I remember there was a study a few years ago where they planted false memories in children. "
I think this would be the study by Loftus, Braun, and Ellis where they convinced people they had met Bugs Bunny and Ariel at Disneyland when they were children.
They didn't have access controls on any of the images, and just relied on the URLs being, I'll use the word 'obscure'.
That seems like a pretty basic security error. Someone should coin a saying about it.
~North Korea hacked Sony
-Based on your past record, and lack of support for this weird claim, I do not believe you
~There is an evil cake
-I am now utterly convinced
"Must try harder, further away from where they can do any harm"
I use my tablet as a device to quickly google things. Mainly what has gone wrong with my PC.
I think I expected more when I bought it.
A senior security official said: “Snowden has been very damaging to our work. We have specific evidence of where key targets have changed their communication behaviour as a direct result of what they have read.”
Something tells me that there will never be any evidence presented that shows this to be true
As I understand it the problem with the original POODLE is that the SSL 3.0 specification was broken - so if you are using SSL3 you are vulnerable.
With POODLE against TLS the problem is that some companies'(*) _implementations_ of TLS were vulnerable. So, if you are using TLS it depends on who wrote the implementation whether or not you are vulnerable.
(*)e.g. A10 and F5, both of whom released fixes very soon after - if your bank is using either company they should have applied the patches by now
"I didn't know ABP did this"
Assuming you use ABP, this reflects well on whatever vetting rules it uses to only allow non-annoying ads through.
So take a company who tells you they are making no profit in this country, ask them how much profit they are making in this country, and take a quarter of that amount in tax.
I see a flaw.
He did say that it was possible that different races may have developed different intellects - maybe this true, and is a point that could be made with no racist intent - maybe it's ok that race X in underrepresented in job A, but a scandal that race Y is so underrepresented in job B.
Had he not followed up with "people who have to deal with black employees find [races being equal] not true" he probably wouldn't have had to sell his nobel.
I (coincidentally(*)) listened to 2 podcasts about this at the same time, one was about 2 years older, and outlined the possibilites of fecal transpants, one was up to date and said that, if a fecal transplant was made from a skinny twin to a fat twin the fat twin would lose weight.
So 2 years is how long science takes to get from "early implementation" to "psychotic pranksterism"
(*) I don't have a google alert for "pooh transference"
"the practice is ancient" has mixed results - the precursors to aspirin have been used since Hippocrates' time, but so were treatments based on the 4 humours.
Of course, if something seems to work it's good to know that it actually does work, and why (like discovering it isn't the surgery that fixes stomach ulcers, but the antibiotics given afterwards)
"The police say they've given copies of the leaked information back to Vodafone."
This doesn't seem like a terribly useful thing to do
"These broke down into 18 separate submissions of junk data in a web form tantamount to 'cyber stalking"
I don't think the register is at fault here, but there is no way that sentence makes sense in context.
is the most effective terrorist recruitment slogan ever.
Oh, they said it was about terrorists, it must be for our own good then.
(I hope the sarcasm shines through)
"Based on your recent activity, we think you would be interested hearing about divorce lawyers, and non-paisley pajamas"
You are right to be suspicious of the figures the police release, given that the police can manipulate them, have incentive to do so and, based on recent headlines, do.
However crime rates are falling according to british crime survey stats, which are less easily manipulated. The figures come from surveying members of the population, and so can't be altered by no criming an offence.
Crime falling in the UK shouldn't really come as a surpise - it is the worldwide trend.