1025 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
This is not good
The BOFH, PFY and Boss all seam to be working together. This can only lead to bloodshed.
I hate writing
and testing jobs that run once a year. You can never get a decent testing platform for them.
Re: What's so special about "democracy"?
It means that when the current government looses power thy have a vested interest in not starting a civil war to re take it.
the more intelligence I read, the more conservative I become. The more deeply I come to comprehend the capacity of terrorists to evade surveillance, the more I want to be assured that where our agencies are constrained, the threat to civil liberty is real and not merely theoretical
The more scary stuff the intelligence agencies feed me, the more I want to crawl under my desk and leave it all to them.
Re: Does the leak cross services?
From what I know about this the answer is 'It depends'. But I suspect that if you can access OpenSSL for any service on a server you can assume that everything on that server is compromised.
I'm not sure if this can cross the boundary of virtual systems running on the same iron or not though.
that's strong evidence that the patents are robust.
Nope. it just means that the bean counters have decided that it's cheaper to pay than to fight.
Re: At Last !
Oh wine, SHUT UP!
I got my silver badge because of my stunning repartee, amazing wit, and blackmailing one of the Journos here on Ell Reg*. Not because of any perceived technical competence.
How are you planning on getting yours?
*One or more of the preceding statements may be at variance with established facts.
Is this the same Android AV scanner...
That I've been getting adverts for on my phone. I avoided clicking on it because.
1) I have lookout installed.
2) The icon looked like lookout's icon.
3) I assume every advert that appears on my phone that doesn't name the company to be fraudulent.
Re: Amazon aren't bad
Amazon seam to have come to the conclusion that
a) They will fuck up every now and then. Not surprising considering how they work their packers.
b) If someone has taken the time to call them, they can use this to sell the caller more goods.
c) The best way to sell the caller more goods is to resolve their problem as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Re: Customer services here, how may I /seem/ to help you?
This will free me up to get back to developing an AI to relieve me of the chore of watching television.
I don't need an AI for that. I mistakenly turned on the TV while it was tuned into the X factor. Now all I need is to talk to someone at the local support group, I've been on hold for an hour now and I swear if I hear green sieves on more time I'll rip the phone line ou <NO CARRIER>
Re: Having both ways...
Yes lawyers have it both ways. It is perfectly reasonable for a lawyer to put forward the following defence.
He didn't do it.
If he did do it in this case it wasn't illegal.
If it was illegal then the circumstances around the act mean that he should get the minimum sentence.
Note that the last defence assumes guilt, but the prosecution can not use that to get past the first defence.
Re: re: Is this an average? as I thought the Earth's orbit was elliptical?
Just one problem. As the earth approaches the Sun it speeds up. it slows down as it moves away. So it should take less time to go around the half of the ellipse close to the Sun that the other half.
Re: Argh, nooo...
The Unicode Consortium explicitly states in the Unicode Specification that the colour of the character is not part of the standard. Anyway you can always use ☻
I'm literally going to write OMG in a comment about twitter on another web site's comment system.
Re: Willy waving
The problem with that is they would go for option 4
Stall until all the important artifices can be removed into privet hands then let the buildings and gardens rot.
They actually banned the word Bad.
I think that's just to annoy the Michael Jackson fans.
Re: Insecure = ok?
So, because the server was insecure and he didn’t have to try very hard to get the data, that gives him the right to get it?
He went to the server and said give me all the data you are allowed to give me. And then told AT&T that it had given him all these email addresses.
Russia or Guantanomo Bay
he's pretending it's about food.
Bollocks. Faggots *ARE* a food. No pretence about it. They are a kind of meat ball.
I find the social norm offensive.
Good that's the last base covered. We can all shut up now.
Re: Equal or !=
I'm an equal opportunities abuser.
Fuck the lot of you.
Solving the flight time problem
Someone somewhere has had to pay for all the fuel in that plane. That means there are at least two companies with records one the airline and two the airport fuelling company.
(The science is so beyond me this is the only way it makes sense).
I think you need to talk to Disaster Area's chief research accountant. I used to have his number but I lost it one day watching a couple making out in the ticket queue at Fenchurch Station.
That depends ...
on how you define the universe.
An other definition does not make it all of existence, but defines it as that region of space time that has the same physical laws as we observe on earth.
This sounds like the
'Hum that's weird' moment where science starts.
The problem with "thermonuclear war
is that you will lose.
If apple demand a court order
Then I'd bill them for the privilege.
Recompete, that's a word now?
Re: Got to love Putin.....
My mother ... I'll tell you about my mother!
Re: Thoughts summed up
The big difference I can see is that in prison they have to feed and water you in the call centre they don't.
Bloody prisoners, coming over here and taking our call centre jobs.
Re: Unintended consequences.
The only way you can report CP safely is to be under the age of criminal responsibility. That's why only children should report CP.
I was going to add the joke icon, but really this is not funny.
Re: MS adverts are always awful
My first thought was. 'Micosoft, now you can work for free anywhere'
If it's not on your servers
Then it's not your data.
In this case it seams to be use the cloud and kiss any policies you have set for your companies computers good by.
Any sensible admin would have set up the corporate network to have blocked this users laptop from connecting due to the expired virus scanner. How are you supposed to do the same for your cloud service?
HSCIC and care.data
So it's not HSCIC that we have to worry about when it come to the data security of our electronic records. It's all the other parts of the NHS that can't seam to secure their data.
One big database
I've never understood why it has to be 'one big database'. Why not define communication and anonymization protocols that can be run at the GP's surgery so only the minimum amount of data requested can be accessed.
Hay look at that big blue asteroid it's only 90 million miles from where we want the Dyson Sphere and it's chock loaded with carbon we can use for the structure of the Sphere
I hope you don't have kid's
Because if you do you owe me a massive rebate on my taxes for helping educating them.
Re: Surprised by RC's statement!
You are confusing local and global effects.
The Sahara desert has a daily summer temperature range of around -5ºC to 50ºC.This means that there is sufficient energy to rise the temperature by 55ºC by the hottest part of the day. However all that energy dissipates during the afternoon, evening and night allowing the temperature to drop.
A global rise of .3ºC means that on average there is sufficient energy in the atmosphere to heat the entire atmosphere by .3ºC. That additional energy will try to dissipate and the most likely way for that to happen is through more violent storms.
PS it's not the temperature numbers you have to worry so much about , but the amount of energy required to raise the entire atmosphere by that temperature.
For those of an experimental bent try this simple experiment.
Put half a pint of water in a pan put it on your stove and see how long it takes to boil away.
Now do the same with 30 pints of water. this ratio matches the same ratio of the Sahara to the world and the ratio of the two times will give you the ratio of energy required to heat both to the same temperature. see how much more energy is required.
No, no it's not.
But apparently it is hard
<Brian>"You are all individuals"
<Crowd>"Yes, we're all individuals"
<Single man in Crowd>"Er, I'm not"
Well I think we are all different.
Except for the person reading this obviously.
Re: New terrorist plan...
This has the added advantage in that you can re-use the innocent pedestrians instead of having to round up a new bunch of them.
Says it all really
New tours of the facility have now started which take just one hour, rather than 90 minutes, to help pack even more tourists in.
Re: Still no legal TPB alternative
What you mean there's some kind of entertainment after the scary warnings and trailers for films that came out 3 years ago?
Dam I really mus stop using these DVD's as wine coasters.
Rubber like parts.
I wonder if i does flesh tones?
If Anti-matter does fall 'up' it would explain why we can't see any of it. is as far from us as it can get.
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