Re: dead in the water
Kinda like Trusted computing, DRM and all that. We won those battles!
305 posts • joined 26 Jun 2009
Kinda like Trusted computing, DRM and all that. We won those battles!
It looks like someone has told Samsung that top end smart phone market is going to be eaten by good enough cheap androids.
Marketing has really gone full on in this one.
Cool hardware, VR game and film tie in, collectors edition, style, wealth. all that missing is the beautiful babes, but that implied cause batman gets em.
Its not going to work....
I don't want....
How much does it cost?
Damn you Samsung!
No a small business owner, who dispairs at what happens in Australian politics. Really it's worth listening to. This year the posts in the Internet are getting really feral. I simply got my hackles up at the personal attack above.
From listening over the years, the system is broken. Labour most of all, then the libs and greens to about the same amount. It's looking more and more like the only solution is for us ( real people , not political players since university ) to get more involved.
Labour unfortunately has the additional issue of it's Caucusing system. If they took the recommendations of that Royal commission to heart and reformed, they would get my vote.
This election I expect the Libs to get punished, cause we all see real issues that need to be fixed.
Trouble is that could leave us with again an unworkable parliament. If Labour gets in, well, with this current lot.....
It won't be pretty for small businesses. Of course some will be more equal than others.
I believe they are referring to New Zealand Greens.
Unfortunately in Australia most vote for the Australian Greens as you would vote for a centralist party.
Our Greens are not. They tend to be more left wing than the ALP. The Australian Democrats (wish they were still around) used to play the centralist role, and 'Keep the bastards honest' The greens don't.
Its either their way, or you can go away!
This has lead to the awful situation that we have suffered for the last 9 years. Parliaments unable to properly govern, and oppositions playing silly buggers. Due to lack of control of the senate.
Gonsky and Public health funding were NOT ALP programs for the future benefit of Australians. They were scorched earth political games, so in opposition they could howl cuts, when the Libs actually funded at or above trend increases, to make up for the fact that they initially were ALP funding cuts!
The Libs, may deceive, and lie by omission. Labour doesn't bother, they go the 'BIG LIE' route. They make it more plausible by all reciting the same line, over and over and over. Yes they promise the moon, they have changed they're not the same team that they were,.... um look through their ranks... they are!
Labour has in opposition, opposed everything that involves budgetary restraint, suggested about 2 impossible savings options, and voted for any program that involves a higher spend. This is so they can take aim at the coalitions economic "mismanagement".
So vote for these economic vandals. People who will happily sell the national interest down the drain for decades, to attain power. People who screw everyday employees, cause they're going to be screwed anyway, and they can get cash in their slush fund ( enterprise agreements, LOL read the [redacted] ones, legally allowed to pay below minimum wages, thanks Labour!)
The Parliamentarians with integrity tends to be portrayed as mad arsed independents.
Greens are better you say? A vote for a green is not a vote for Labour? Actually listen to Parliament. Make an informed decision.
%Deity% is just more amazing with each discovery that makes the universe more incredible.
Man however is not %Deity% i.e. not infallible. As such where religion is involved, we tend to make a 'Right royal hash of it'
Existence of %Deity%, should not be provable, and we should not care about it. Those who want to believe, go ahead, those that don't, fine.
Just respect that others don't necessarily share your beliefs, and we all can live happily.
(I'm a Skeptic)
30% of me wants to say nice photoshop, quite ironicly.
The other 90% of me, wants to shout.
THE HAIR!!, THE HAIR!
RUN FOR YOUR LIVES!!!'
Oh no! I cant say anything logically consistent,
This was all about killing alternate OSes.
Not Linux, thats not a serious M$ competitor, by installed user base. XP, Vista and were the targets, and with win10 certified motherboards you can't boot them. M$ win!
They really didn't have to stuff win10 down our throats as they are now, I guess they've become impatient.
Coreboot was looking so good, then this came along :-(
ALP back in, NBN deployment will have to slow, cause they have to replan how they are doing it again.
Telstra will get paid another time for their existing network and.... Expect to see all the contractors go through new workplace safety training, cause of all the ACCIDENTS, and somehow the next round of funds for deployment will go to those organisations who have gone through the latest safety training and have nice pseudo union head count.
All to be finally privatised, ie sold to (We won't force people to pay monopoly fees, pinky swear!) telstra for about 1/4 of what it cost to the taxpayer.
My Jaundiced view will get downvotes now, lets see how many of those come to pass (Hoping that Labour doesn't get in, and ACTUALLY manages to reform itself)
People, please get involved in politics. At the moment its broken, but we CAN make a difference if we all get involved!
@JeffyP... Thank you for your clarification. Unfortunately 'reducio ad absurdum' seems to be a governance style, and reporting style. It seems to resonate with the masses.
I see it as a real problem.
Solutions would be, better education in rhetoric, or just growing up and discuss the issues at hand fully. ;-)
You seem to thing governance is an either/or affair.
May I suggest you take the same approach to other aspects of your life, water, salt, oxygen, advice.
And people wonder why the world is in a shitty state at the moment!
Working democracies are fragile, they need care and attention, effort and respect. From the citizens and the legislators.
There are plenty of other types of governments out there.....
I fear we'll be sampling them shortly
Camera feed of forward vision. Left and right controls are achieved by application of porn, and suggestions in the HUD and Text to Speech audio system.
Activate, TTS system gives a managerial suggestion. Score is determined by the length of time BOSSBOT is occupied outside of Mission control.
Supplementing control system with boxes of donuts that specially open in the bosses line of vision. Sip calls to set off staff members near his position, Sprinklers, fires, lift malfunctions etc all fair game. Bonus points for extra toilet time, from doped donuts etc.
Who needs Sims!
Also have the option of a odor release, or perhaps a small uncomfortable electrical simulation in the neighborhood of SIGNAL INTERFERENCE, to help train your BOSSLE.
and thats before you get to the cockroach modifications where you directly implant electrodes to um... Increase the available bandwidth.
Going for the simple boss bomb? At least have him locked outside and looking like a suicide bomber!
Come on Simon and PFY!
Get with the PROGRAM!
Already ran into this drama.... Win10 certified hardware is Secureboot only, you cant turn it off.
It finally force me to update my PXE boot environment to UEFI, a confusing nightmare, as I was used to how everything operated before.
GPT tools vs standard disk partitioning is not too hard to grok, just beware of the partitions uuid in disk cloning are not the uuids that ms uses in the partition names (Useful if your having boot issues)
Start of with Memtest86 not memtest86+, they offer a UEFI bootable version. That GPT disk structre is everwhere, so you should be able to split out of each version the GPT disk image, etc and figure out how it works.
ipxe romomatic, only allowed the efi option, and point it to the core binary in the GPT image, I forget all the details, but once youve cracked that nut your on your way. The key is that the bootloader is UEFI signed and you don't use some component in the boot process that use older bios calls(or so it seems)
What you'll find is that UEFI support at the moment is patchy Memtest86 supports it but Memtest86+ dosn't, ipxe not gpxe etc.... The new vesrions of the major distros support it. Having a computer that actually flashes up momentary error messages is rare, but a boon if you find one. It's getting easier as more things support it.
Ramifications: what if MS start charging an arm and a leg to use their code to get things signed? Your initial loader may have that problem, but you probably can build something like ipxe's rom-o-matic. Yes you have the one static loader or similar that you have to get going with but after that anything can be autoamaticly generated from that initial version, so sharing a single signature across an entire community.
Security: A small step. (is it actually worth it?)
Benefit for MS: Killing off its competition. The enemy here isn't linux (small pc market share) but older versions of windows! Replacement hardware requires a newer OS. Motherboards that support 2000, XP, Vista and Windows 7 are going to be thin on the ground shortly.
Weirdness: One of the systems that I've come across, was locked to secure boot only had an option for windows 10, or an older windows version in the motherboards uefi menu screen (It still required secure boot so older means windows8)
We have to compete with the lowest paid globally for work. Yet we aren't allowed to buy in a similar manner.
Cause when you try to install Vista or ealier, on a windows 10 certified machine..... IT wont work.
EFI; Initially I thought it was all about killing of linux. The scalps that it actually claims today are XP and Win2K. A successful result for MS
*Egregious Ferret Insertion
Yet, the NBN was a complete dog's breakfast, under Labor.
The project was milked by some, and completely crucifying its contractors, only minor areas actually benefited although promised to everyone, $40B price, complete Bovine excrement!
le standard Labor project.
Its still an appalling disaster, but now its getting somewhere.
I still fail to see the sense in nationalizing the land line network. Just because we F__ked it all up last time is no reason to repeat the process. Oh hang on... I'm forgetting the need to pay the cronies.
Nahh, problably angling with the boss to get moved higher in the building.... 6th floor sounds like a good hint.
@Trevor NX is great over a wan, was able to send video faster than rdp. Shame about the Moribund nature of support for OpenGL, ie version 1. It means some applications just will not work.
X2go was the implementation I preferred. Best of all its only, like grinding off your genitals with an angle grinder
Being followed my a drone everywhere I'm sure my heat rate would do the same thing.
"Then there appears to be a HARD problem here since a lot of "admins" aren't sophisticated enough to know how to do fine-grained control yet are pretty much the smartest users on the staff. They can only think in simple terms. From what's being described, security MUST be made simply effective but at the same time CAN'T be made simply effective. Basically, the secure-vs-easy scale again."
Windows does have finer grained permissions, and heaps of other goodness, but their implementation..... well.... its HP Lovecraft's universe come real.
Find it and fix it!
Sounds like, with a little better reporting, and a few more generations of these things, they sould be able to do the job nicely.
Given the stupod souding nature of the problems, you would assume that they're easy to correct/design around.
"Less people use BSD, OSX and Linux on the desktop than use Windows Phone so they must be totally irrelevant."
Irreverent! Get it right Boyo! We're Irreverent!!!
Webster defines Irreverent: : having or showing a lack of respect for someone or something that is usually treated with respect : treating someone or something in a way that is not serious or respectful
MS Business skills=respect, but how in the name of the seven levels CAN you take their software SERIOUSLY?!?
Each time I read the number of connections that the NBN pass by, it makes me chuckle...
The office next door in the CBD, state capital, just got on; YA!!!! 6 months with out a landline; copper was diconnected.
The NBN had incorrectly connected their service to another port.
The final go they had at fixing the problem required 10 business days for just the paperwork to go through the queue. They could even give an accurate breakdown to where it would be in the process. But I guess thats what you get when a decent sized national chain starts getting its hackles up.
Of course it was a Telstra/NBN job. Oh the digital phones are still cocked up of course, but they actually can make a call.
Downvote for being "The LUCKY Bastard!"
Trouble is when you get a failed machine still under warranty with a warranty seal.
Do you break the seal or not? In the past you didnt have to, you could choose an alternate boot source, and run your repair tools. Now you have to fight with the system to get the UEFI option screen.
Not a nice situation, when you discover the drive is failing and you lost valuble time in trying to recover their prized memories. (Its the Old Dears that generally loose the most)
That badge is amazing.
The only sane explanation must involve chains, gimp mask and a hulking guy in a leather cap. Whomever came up with it must be as stable as sack full of rabid bunnies after you've thrown a python in.
"Australian Signals Directorate deputy director Steve Day says hackers have failed to extract any sensitive information."
If sensitive information equals useful information. I sure can't see anyone getting that out of the australian government, any time soon.
"Part of IT's job is to identify technical threats to the business so make sure you know what happens in your environment, and automate those painful t̶a̶s̶k̶s̶ TOOLS wherever you can."
I thought they'd lock me up though!?!
They might have moved to slow on this one. Have they jumped the shark and heading for their digital moment?
And the other arse is just a little shorter....
No fair! We only get ...... um people ̶w̶h̶o̶ ̶a̶r̶e̶ ̶b̶a̶r̶k̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶m̶a̶d̶ we're kinda embarrassed about.
Hey how about a trade? You'll get a good exchange rate on yours
Can we clean up some of the old ones PLEASE!
Still using alternate data streams from WinNT er VMS. WTF?
Or how about the different locations for program installations
All the different ways you have to do things, and NONE of them is complete!
I WANT MY HAIR BACK!!!
I've been fascinated at those silicon droplet experiments too. It makes you look at all the old experiments into Aether. All cool stuff. I too expect that there is something that we are missing that will move us into a more classical interpretation.
The flow on effects into quantum computing....
You have to know what information your missing, and that is the crux of the issue ;-)
Cor! Somones been drinking the Coolaid!
Mind you If he can make a p̶u̶r̶s̶e̶ um anything out of that sows ear of a promise. I'll vote for him.
Ok I'll down vote you. I typically throw around a couple of hundred gig to a terabyte at a time (disk images), across the network, so the ability to speed it up in any form is appreciated.
The bottle neck in my work though is the speed of hard drives that i'm sucking the data from. Can't wait till the day SSD's overtake hard disks as the main storage
http://blogs.technet.com/b/srd/archive/2015/02/10/ms15-011-amp-ms15-014-hardening-group-policy.aspx looks a good read. Not going to feed the troll. It does however raise the question what will happen with samba4 domain controllers, this could be unfun.
Now that they've announced how expect exploits live shortly.
Mind you good work on the fix MS (I don't believe the line about 2003 though)
Its interesting to see that Australia, Britain and the US are all trying to impose the same thing at the same time, warrantless.
Does this imply some sort of shared capability that they want to put in place. With the purchase price being hidden in every broadband bill?
I can only think that they are actually fearful of Chinese exploiting the firmware on all the systems it produces, and this is actually going to be used for cyber defence.
Everything else, religious extremists etc.... How the stuff will it not end up a white elephant?
So THATS what I'm fixing, a well and truly loved windows!
OMG! What a line.
Jokes only please. I'll start!
Something you know: Collect via cup of coffee. Hack.
Something you have: Collect by burglary. Hack.
Something you are: Amputation. Hack it off!
Nork Nork Nork!
Somone called Simon:Me? I just answer the phone. You want that guy over there. He's does all the funky IT stuff. Points to a upstart bean counter with delusions of adequacy.
Nork Team disappears with the victim.
Somone called Simon: Somehow starts wearing one of those silver conductive suits. And the stair rail gets some new network attachments. Grid Networking may not be the rage these days, but at 20KV direct from a substation, it must be respected.
The story about how the power got switched on the bottom, and somehow all the Norks providing a nice conductive path, at the correct time, after they find out, who the real admin is.... Well that IS the trade secret ;-)
Well finally getting the NBN connected in Jan. Telstra DOT needs to be hooked up to it. Yes. We already have that product. It needs to be hooked up....Hmmm isnt that a matter of plugging it in?
I guess we get the answer when telstra turns up, in MAY! WTF!
Common sense solutions? I feel Telstra's playing games for fun and pofit, NBN experience will be crap, in every way that they can make it.
So bend over Australia. Its going to hurt!
Its all been a big crock of bull$%!t.
My favourite story is that of the 'Day the NBN came to town' a customer of mine was rather excited to talk to the people with the mobile NBN pavilion. But it was wet n windy so they'd packed everything away, please try again in the afternoon.
So when he came back, it was sunny and clear, but there was no one about, wandering around to be back of the semi and looking in, was surprised to find two of the NBN reps practicing their missionary skills. Shocked about this behaviour, he asked about the location of the supervisor,... At the pub 2:30 Friday afternoon.
Anyway the NBN is good if you can get it, Wireless that I have seen is typically a solid 25Mbs easy, and no slowdowns due to oversubscription! Satellite, dunno what's happening there, but VOIP over satellite? Please someone say that's not what's happening?
Unfortunately most of my stories at the moment are about people being told of impending copper cut off, with NBN being undeliverable.
My direct observations are, 'order what order? Oh we had to cancel your order, I cant tell you why' times lots! and 'oh well just route it through your neighbours roof'. Mind at least now, something is happening!
And a naughty fox seen departing the premises
When Chinese workers aren't cheap enough for HP.
Chinese Luddites UNITE! Oh hang on its not that sort of Communist country....
Watch this space, I guess....
Now where's the popcorn?
Hey I thought Notes was cool, just misunderstood.
Using it for email, or a web server....... well..., that would be just weird!
You just compared a pack of drunken hacks, with a system designed by power drunk hacks...
Oh! Clever! Have a thunbs up
Unles details of the exploit are made public things wont improve.
The source could be compromised servers, virused pc's, hijacked dns, or simply people tying in a password in a wrong window.
Sure, all of these could be sorted out by people logging in with different passwords for different sites, and regularly changing passwords. BWAAHAHAHA!!!
Well Almost :-)
Hivex, read and write a registry structre. Registry permissions arn't an issue
Removed something like this a couple of months ago. Still had a dll driver that kept putting the registry entry back.
Always said the registry was the cause of all evil. Been blasted here for my comments. BTrees and a faster registry has just allowed more cruft to collect there.
Downvote this if you think the registry is Simple, Straight forward, Elegant or Well documented.
Being a manageable workplace risk shouldn't Safe Work Australia be involved...
What could go wrong!
Is what everyone was getting with a passive optical network... Yes 6% of pundits could ask(pay) for more and get a dedicated fibre rather than one there sharing with, what was it? 16 other premisis.
So you could then run it at a high speed. Yes in theory the switching gear could be upgraded, when new stuff comes out. But with the spend on building the NBN people would demand a return on investment, so how could upgrades NOT lag for a number of years before having the digital divide argument again.
The NBN was being rolled out in Tas with so many complete stoppages that it made you wonder if Telsra was directly paying the union safety bods to make it fail. The contractors were being hellishly squeezed.... (Some hearsay rumor of $5K to clean a pit of chemicals used in the snotboxes,let lone asbestos, so perhaps the safety guys were making money)
Anyway... With the setup final fibre connection to a house could take 4 or 5 seperate visits? Over a couple of months! OMG! A well laid out development plan or Money pit, You decide.
But the devil IS in the detail