Disney will will this one.
Sure - they did it, they are guilty as hell but this is Florida and as a worker you don't have much recourse when they decide that you are no longer needed.
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Sure - they did it, they are guilty as hell but this is Florida and as a worker you don't have much recourse when they decide that you are no longer needed.
At my old company we just said that the workers had been uninstalled.
This entire argument is stupid - I say give them all the .domains they want - I'm blacklisting the majority of them at the mail server since all they do is send spam. It's tempting to blacklist them at the firewall but I don't give a toss.
I just read "Although, some people can program in an assembly language and understand the intricacy of the spacecraft, most younger people can't or really don't want to," in the accompanying story on the lack of FORTRAN programmers ... these are symptoms of the same problem - many programmers are a lazy bunch who generally just get by - check the box, mark it as accomplished and move onto the next project.
I had one guy once who actually believed that if it complied without any errors then if had to be good code - I fired his ass, criticism can only do so much.
I have no problem with upgrading but it would be nice if Outlook didn't crash from time to time. When they get that straight I'll consider upgrading.
How is this different from any other large corporation? Customers are chickens, waiting to be plucked and consumed - that is how the world works these days.
I have filled in report after report on the FCC web site detailing robo calls - the response is always the same ... sue 'em yourself.
Basically I don't answer the phone anymore - robo callers are destroying the telephone as a medium.
Every automobile manufacturer that I dealt with in the 80-90's would purchase a few of each of its competitors vehicle as soon as they hit the road and investigate many aspects of its performance. I find it very hard to believe that the VW trickery wasn't known within professional engineering circles in the engineering end of the business.
Getting clean diesel engines to work is hard - it's unbelievable that other manufacturers didn't say, "Let's take a look at what VW are doing"
ROTFLMAO - of yes there is - what makes you think that this isn't happening on your other accounts? Of course the providers will deny it (Well, you'd expect them to say that wouldn't you) but the simple fact is that the ONLY safe assumption is that all your data out there is compromised.
We hear this time and time again - it's just a data breach, it's been fixed, the guilty parties will be ... well, maybe spanked if we can find them but most likely they will get away with it.
Nope, I'm not trolling this - I'm simply being realistic. The only way to deal with these people is to treat them (and their claims of data security) as a joke - because it's absolutely clear that unless you are worth money to them, they don't give a monkeys about you. "Two years free credit reporting" - ha ha ha ha ... they will just sign you up and sell your data to someone else - Experion will make money on this breach in the long run.
"And why wasn't the T-Mobile DB cleaned up after the credit checks were run? That would ensure minimal customer exposure to attack?"
Because regardless of whether the applicant is approved for a phone contract, their application is valuable information that you can sell to other marketers. - check the small print when you apply.
It would seem that Hillary's email server was a lot more secure than the standard government issue server given the latest news from the Office of Personnel Management. At least, as a private e-mail server that she paid for, she wasn't stuck the the mandatory budget cuts that the Republicans forced on Obama.
The stupidity of this is astounding - they claim that they want to get Government down to the size where they can drown it in the bathtub (Grover Norquist) and then they act all surprised when Hillary decides that she actually needs a mail server that works and decides to do it herself. So far, for all the whining and bitching - it seems that her mail server was not hacked to the degree that virtually every other part of the US Government has been. Budget Cuts - ya gotta love em.
It make it so easy to block them at the mail server - all I have to do is blacklist *.gop, *.review etc. and the server rejects everything. Lovely.
I see a lot of attachments at the mail server here every day with names like resume.doc.scr - to the average luser this looks like a resume and when the open it the file just appears to close and they figure that the poor sucker sent them an empty document.
Currently I'm seeing about five .scr files to every .exe or .doc/.xls infected file although java script nuggets are becoming more popular. I block them all at the mail server.
The stock's down 30% this morning - someone has made some serious money on this.
Yes, a "defeat device" (legal term) is completely illegal in the USA, but what's strange is the there have been a lot of vehicle makers caught doing it ... what made WV think they would not get caught too?
Once you own the compiler then the world is your oyster. I'd be surprised if this is the only example of this type of attack - we just haven't discovered the others yet.
Snowden's Law - If it's a computer, it is - by definition - insecure.
Earlier this year I contacted GoDaddy to point out to them that one of their domains was set up as a fake company and trying to place fake orders with my company for goods to be shipped to Harverd University (sic, yes really) - the fake site was done well enough to pass the initial checks but when someone orders 100k of gear out of the blue with no prior contact it does raise a few flags.
"Thank you for contacting GoDaddy's Domain Name Abuse department.
Unfortunately we cannot assist with this issue through this department.
GoDaddy does not allow illegal content on our customer's websites. However, as a Registrar/Hosting provider, it is not our place to determine if the site you have mentioned is actually engaging in illegal activities."
It would seem that this will open up a few interesting opportunities ... access one, access them all ...
You'll need an internet connection that does not block common ports (25, 80 etc) or else work around them - HTTP is often blocked but HTTPS is usually allowed. Plus, if you have a firewall, don't forget to either put the mail server in front of the firewall or else open the required ports through the firewall to your sever.
I assume this subject is going to be covered later.
Another NSA website perhaps ... like Facebook? Why bother trying to collect information about people when they are willing to give it to you for free?
Exactly - in many ways AM are a poster child for so much of what passes for the new web economy.
1. Have a brilliant idea (OK, a mediocre idea but we'll call it brilliant in the media releases).
2. Build a web site and seed it with ghost users.
3. Raise enough capital to advertise.
4. Investors throw money at you.
"Dubya's reign was even worse and its legacy lives on in the NSA."
Oh please, read your history books - the NSA has been in the surveillance business for years before Dubya ascended to power. And the UK has been an enthusiastic partner while all the time wringing its hands about the whole business.
"...they never needed to spend money."
And they saved a lot of money too - probably enough for someones glf club subscription ... now that they have to pay a real sysadmin, well - those folks lower down the pay-scale are going to have to take a cut.
Card details don't mean anything - I don't know about the UK but in the US you have pre-paid cards - like gift cards - that are effectively credit cards for a month or until you spend them.
I would expect that anyone looking for anonymity would pay for the service via a store bought card to eliminate the paper trail - if they didn't before, I'd bet they will next time.
That's not bad actually - try that at home and you'd have lost a lot more data. Disks die, backups fail, and life goes on mostly.
That's cheap - I've seen contracts from Wi-Fi vendors at conferences asking for $800 a day for vendors.
'nuff said ... realistically nothing has changed - it's just that the word is out that the Internet of All Things is, and always has been, comprised and Joe Public is starting to panic. Well, just a little bit - it will all be forgotten in a few weeks after Donald Trump makes another dumber statement.
Move on, there's nothing to see here.
Windows 10 looks a lot like Windows Vista with a new shell and a warm, fuzzy, Mark Zuckerberg sugar coating. We're evaluating it at work but it's not looking good at this point.
She's retiring - can't say I blame her, I'd do the same thing if I could afford it.
But what boggles the mind is - just what in heavens name was this stuff doing connected to the Internet in the first place? Chances are it was some automated program at the NSA that took the stuff anyway.
Overcharged? What rubbish! We're only paying $250 a month for 3Mbs/500kbs in Louisiana - OK, so we're a business and we don't stream video or music all day long - I guess that's why our service is a little more expensive than the home rate.
I'm constantly amazed and the number of shipping confirmations, purchase orders and requests for quotes that we receive in .XLS format - that mail server that I admin has a simple policy to deal with these - it strips them all.
If anyone is bothered by this then they can come to me with a USB stick and I'll put the offending attachment onto the USB stick and open it on a stand-alone machine. If it's a virus then I destroy their USB stick (it's the only safe thing to do) and reimage the PC.
I don't get a lot of requests for my services.
I have AT&T broadband - high-speed DSL service at 6Mbs at $50/month... wow it's so fast ... they keep offering to upgrade me to U-verse .... only that's also 6Mbs DSL because everything else is "not available in your area"
Perhaps their PFY had set the backup device to dev/null to speed up the backup process?
To date I'm seeing a massive uptick in spam from .work and .science domains - I'm planning on blacklisting all the new TLDs at the mail-server on the Albigensian theory of "Kill them all, God knows his own"
Did you read the patents? Shakespeare is so old hat - a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard for about twelve hours will punch out the complete works of United States Patent Office.
Seriously, you could interpret those patents to cover a someone opening your post for you in the morning ... or even the act of sorting your own e-mail and hitting "delete" or stuffing into the Bayes folders.
> Meaningless, because they haven't defined it.
It's in the small print - and it says, "If it breaks, you get to keep both pieces"
This sounds like an easy bug to fix IF it's still supported but that depends on what "supported" means to them. For most vendors "supported" translates to "still listed on the web site" - I would expect that nothing will be done to fix it - just throw it out and buy a new one ... isn't that the way the world works these days?
Is seems that the plan is that a Home use version will be free - probably without extensive networking/active directory support/RAID etc, and the full version with all the bells and whistles will cost money. That's quite smart as it should build a user base of folks who are familiar with the operating system and who will then purchase Office365 services etc. And the features that cause the most problems and require the most support will be paid for by the people who use them.
Thus businesses get to hire people who can use computers, Microsoft has a recurring income stream from the cloud and they can retire the copy protection/registration side of the business - that will save a lot of money and problems too. It also neatly solves the problem of all those pirated copies of XP/Vista/Win 7 - this seems that Software as a Service is going to be a winner after all.
Exactly - all Chinese made gear is now insecure by design. If you are using a Chinese made computer (Lenovo, HP, Apple etc) then it has a backdoor built into it - maybe in the operating system or more likely in the hardware.
Used to be, the job of management was to run the company profitably with the shareholders (owners) of the company receiving the benefits and a share of the profits.
These days the job of management seem to be to make as much money as possible (obscene salaries, pension and golden handshakes) and bail out before the company goes under.
The stock market seems to think that this is modus operandi for many large publicly traded corporations and the trick is to sail along with them while they pump the stock price up and then get out at the first sign of trouble.
While I still think that a shotgun is the quickest solution it does require that the user has some skill - a Micro-Patriot missile system is probably the best solution - and could have other applications too.
I wonder how a Micro-Patriot would work against Pheasants?
Could be a problem for the hare if the pack then jumps the fence ... only to find a check back 20.
The Internet was once a beautiful landscape to explore, place to meet new people and discover things that we have perhaps only dreamed of ... and then along can AOL, Google, YouTube and all the rest with the desire to monetize the experience. And the cry was, it's only a penny, its only an email address or phone number... and now just an IP address is all they need to ID you and serve you adverts, or vacuum all communications into their maw.
So nowadays we swim in the excrement of spammers, scam artists and businesses demanding your contact details before you can view a page or information about a product that you might have a casual interest in. Posting to anywhere simply alerts the 'droids to your location and presence, anything you post will be stolen and you will be sued, we are just chickens - waiting to be plucked, garrotted, skinned and turned into prepared meals that other members of our family will be forced to purchase. Occasionally we stick out heads up to a gasp to air, putrid from another farting hippo on YouTube only to have another steaming turd from our political masters rammed down our throats ... "for our own protection." </RANT>
Had he been working for the NSA and been doing all this he'd have received a nice fat bonus.
It will be interesting to see if Google can get Sprint and T-Mobile on the same page - and release a phone that can seamlessly switch between CDMA and GSM networks. Typically in the US I find that T-Mobile offers good service in cities but no service in the countryside - Sprint has much better coverage than T-Mobile nationwide but only via CDMA.
Right - I've been identified walking around the office simply by the sound I make walking down the corridor regardless of which pair of shoes I wear.
HP have a long record of purchasing companies and destroy their value. The real test of a company is in its products and while HP were once a preeminent equipment manufacturing company, that has not been the case for about 20 years. They still ride on their reputation when test equipment, Laserjet printers and RPN calculators were king - that's long gone now.
and I chose my words carefully ... can suck my richard.
Seriously, who believes anything that accountants say these days? They are just paid whores ... no, I take that back as a slander on the good name of whores who actually deliver a service that people are happy to pay for on a regular basis. Whereas accountants, and Facebook merely generate numbers that stroke the flaccid egos of aging Internet has-beens.
Do you get the idea that I don't have, never have and have never wanted a FB account?
If Oracle win then all Microsoft operating systems could be seen as infringing Digital Research and Digital Equipment Corp intellectual property.
And to carry copyright even further past the point of absurdity, I wonder if the Holy Roman Catholic church could then sue the Baptists, Episcopalians, Methodists, Lutherans etc etc? They might even get a whack at the Muslims too - but then Judaism could sue the whole lot of them.
So maybe we'll get the details on exactly how they tracked him and the legalities of hacking servers in foreign countries. I wonder who will be testifying for the NSA and ...
Oh wait, there's a knock at the door, I'll be back in a se3245$^FFY%#@ NO CARRIER