I for one welcome...
Our freakishly large discarded goldfish overlords!!
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Our freakishly large discarded goldfish overlords!!
Oops, that comet we just redirected crushed it...
The traditional excuse is that people who thought they might take the CEO spot after Chambers left are now moving on, but this seems extreme. Maybe a bunch of the guys just liked working for Chambers?
I've already beaten this horse to death, but one more time....These sigint agencies are doing more damage to actual IT security than any hacker collective could do.
"Let's take working AV software and compromise it. What's the worst that could happen?"
Nice one, Tromos :)
Mispelling on my part, but I'm sure the White Witch had a couple ice spiders scurrying around...
Given normal British weather, I guess that means grabbing a magnifying glass and brutally beating the spider with it. :)
That would have done the job. Could probably use the defrosted banana for banana bread too.
Does Britain fumigate bananas and other produce before they are sold? I worked in a grocery store during college, and we found dead tarantulas in the banana boxes occasionally, but they had died because the bananas were fumigated once they entered the U.S.
I doubt this will kill Apple Music, but its not the type of pre-launch publicity that Apple wants.
And which building on the Oracle campus has the dragons locked up underneath it?
(Whatever you do, don't press "B" when riding the elevators at Oracle! And if you do, stay in the elevator if you hear a silky voice outside saying "dracaris".)
@ AC #1
You've got nothing to hide? That would be more convincing if you weren't posting anonymously, presumably to hide from your fellow El Reg commentariat. Personally, I am more scared of federal agents who can investigate you, sieze or freeze your assets, arrest and jail you or put you on watch lists that can restrict your movement or potentially complicate your ability to work in certain jobs or on certain federal contracts.
Separating the oxygen and hydrogen might would be nice for manned spaceflight though.
Its the government, so as much as I genuinely hate to say it, this plot development is not unrealistic at all. :(
The NSA has what-is-it, a $10 billion budget? $12 billion? I forget what the leaked black budget found in the Snowden papers said.
Fort Meade won't miss $21 million, especially if it is spent on actual cybersecurity.
There must have been a reasonable population of largish herbivores for the carnivores to eat.
Remember all the accusations when he started releasing documents, about how he was working with China or Russia, or exposing intelligence agents? I do.
I'm not going to say that there aren't personally incriminating documents in the trove that Snowden got away with. Most of them have never been and never will be published, and much of that is because the news outlets are vetting the documents that are published for material that might endanger agents.
I'm not going to say that the Chinese or Russians haven't found a way to hack into the Snowden haul and defeat it's encryption. Its possible they might have.
However, given the insincerity and butt-covering that has marked the intelligence community's response to Snowden, its going to take some proof for me to believe that it was specifically the Snowden documents that are causing the current problem, and not some other penetration of western intelligence by various adversaries for which Edward Snowden is being used as the whipping boy.
I'd imagine that uneven cometary offgassing or impacts with small bodies might shake Philae loose from it's various resting places and have it bouncing around the comet a little.
Well, its good to hear from the little guy!
The history of the tech industry is that the hardware layer gets commodified, but the software layer retains value.
If you combine said activity with alcohol.
You have to be able to afford it long term. The post-crisis U.S. had been running trillion-dollar deficits until a few years ago, and it helped steady things, but it didn't create even normal post-recession recovery growth rates.
The larger issue is running up the deficit. That's not a huge issue now, but I see it being a big issue in 10-20 years, as much of the quantitative easing money supply growth will still be in the system, plus the return to trillion-dollar deficit-induced money supply creation as retiree benefits crank up deficit financing. I'm worried about inflation and then a spike in interest rates as financiers of that deficit worry about their loans being inflated away in the face of an ongoing need for more deficit financing to keep Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security going.
1) Please, please, please--anyone who is managing a database containing background and personnel information on all civilian federal government employees had better already know about deploying the latest software and security patches. However, it wouldn't surprise me if they didn't....
2) Definition of poetic justice: The zero-day vulnerability exploited by the Chinese(?) hackers is one that the NSA/Five Eyes had already identified and had decided to keep to themselves--because that zero-day has intelligence value and nothing that the NSA/Five Eyes ever does or avoids doing is ever picked up by other hackers out in the world.
They should work in another gag where their liability insurance holder is AIG, the once-worlds-largest-insurer that blew up in the financial crisis because it insured all those collateralized debt obligations that were based on crap-quality mortgages.
Then again, the reference might be a bit dated though.
I've seen the "Spectre" trailer, and like Jurassic World there is a serious zoological/biological credibility issue--no white persian cat!!!
How can you have SPECTRE as the bad guy without the proper feline accoutrement? (Sigh) Another piece of my childhood chipped away. Thanks a lot, MGM!!
Or are the inner workings of the black box of federal regulation still utterly unknowable, except for the occasional klunk, bang or whirr emenating from within?
Maybe the rest of the world likes Germans because you have become so agreeable?
NSA: We'd really like to know what Angie Merkel is talking about when she's on that mobile phone of hers.
BND: Sure, why not? And while we're at it, we have a warehouse full of beer and a few extra luxury sedans we're trying to get rid of. Can you take those?
NSA: (sigh) OK, if you insist...
Yes, one wonders where the U.S. Cybersecurity Command (The arm of the NSA that is supposed to defend U.S. networks) was on this one. Maybe their guys had all been borrowed by the rest of the NSA to go through honest citizens' mobile phone metadata.
After all, who could possibly want to attack a bunch of servers that had the security background check data for just about everyone who works for the U.S. government and is not in the DoD/intelligence agencies?
Kim Kardashian nudie pics?
Agree on "Let's actually see a product". Sounds great, considering they have been venture-funded since George Bush the Younger became President, I want to see something that is actually generally available.
I grew up with his Hammer films on Saturday afternoon movies and the local late night "Creature Features" horror movie show. I also very much enjoyed him as Scaramanga, the hyper-competitive international assassin in "Man With the Golden Gun"
An odd denomination Euro coin inscribed with "Belgium--speed bump for German armies since 1914!"
At least her name gives some decent openings for mockery.
-Theresa May be a cryptofascist
-Theresa May go fuck herself
-Theresa May be be paranoid
Seriously, NO revisions to existing surveillance practices?
"It's been done before, it was called Robinson Crusoe."
You know, there was a 60s scifi maybe-not-quite-B-movie called "Robinson Crusoe on Mars", complete with Martian man Friday.
Mine's the spacesuit with all the red dust on it!
The telcos are not done bullshitting, either!
Otherwise we would have had global deflation after the financial crisis, which would have been very bad: Why haven't we seen lots of inflation the last couple years? That's because global growth and demand is still weak, with China slowing, the U.S. growing well below usual for a recovery period and Europe pretty flat as a unit.
A). Sounds a lot like Wall Street pushing a deal to bump up M&A activity to benefit Wall Street
B) Merging two big organizations from opposite sides of the country with different cultures? Just the internal political wrangling would take years to fall out.
C) Where's the value for customers in this? I don't see an improvement in products/service/pricing coming out of this.
D)If HP and EMC were serious about this, HP could have just sold off their enterprise business to EMC months ago, without the disruption of the intermediate step of creating HP Enterprise.
The Air Force might have been checking the target to offset casualties to civilians.
I think we will end up with some version of the USA freedom act. Yes,NSA reform is welcome after nearly 40 years, but considering the dishonesty and opacity of the intelligence establishment, I will be on the lookout for them somehow gaming the system.
Egypt does torture so much better though...
How much do you want to bet this has something to do with thevNSAs budget being 20 timescthe BNDs, and the Germans trying to keep access to all that U.S. Intel by selling out their Euro- buddies.
It's hard to even apply for a job these days if you don't have access to a computer and the internet. If this helps people stay connected to the rest of society and kids to get their schoolwork done, then I am for it.
If IT security meets certain standards, then by all means pay the claim. If not, then by paying the claim you are subsidizing bad behavior, and when you subsidize something you get more of it.
Eco-nazis!!! Run for your lives!!
They're probably just jealous that they can't get a little leg too.
You'd think that something like air traffic control would have a couple redundant sources of power. Maybe its because the Flemish and Walloons can't agree on how to spell "UPS"?
Great, at least if the bad guys get your password, you can change that. What happens once they steal your iris scan from an ill-protected server somewhere?
When they say "freedom", they mean their freedom of action.
Yes, bad branding there, and way to promote a competitor Mr. Cummins! "Our offering is similar to Nimble, except that Nimble is more established, stable and has a larger support and services network!"
(Well, there are lots of companies that have survived worse faux pas.)
Except that over the years I've pretty much disciplined myself to run the dishwasher and do laundry at night, when electricity is cheap.
IoT appliances leave me concerned that some local hacker is going to disable or run continously my dishwasher, just for shits and gigles and because he doesn't have to pay the utility bills or the repairman.
Well, if the toaster and the fridge can talk to eachother, maybe they can talk to you as well! Has to be at least as interesting as some of the conversations I've had with fellow Homo Sapiens.