30 posts • joined Monday 29th June 2009 11:38 GMT
Nicely Said.. and from an NHS perspective
IG puts people to sleep (no disprespect to hard working IG teams everywhere)
Confidentiality, Integrity & Availability - thats IT's problem.
And "nurses are getting drowned in paperwork"..
Maybe we can make it work, but EVERYBODY would have to want it to work!
Resistance is futile..
Ok with how many billion in the bank? - maybe apple should just go out and become a content producer, much like that other famed device manufacturer... erm.. erm... SONY..
Reverse Parking - A French version
Will Ford be providing a revision for the French market place that takes into account the gap between the three vehicles in front & behind your inteded parking space, provides a statistical probability as to if the handbreak of said vehicles is engaged and calculates potential damage to bumpers before attempting parrallel parking?
Surely the French will both love and ignore any such system, since it isn't installed on a citreon/renault/peugot
If its in the news for a week.
There's a saying that if a politician drops the ball, and that story rolls on in the media for a week, then a politicians head will roll.
The current fuss about monitoring the internet, panic buying petrol etc seems to have completely ovewhelmed the story of the week. The conservative party, for an amount of £ would let you talk to the PM and maybe get your agenda implimented as government policy. This is corruption. At the Highest levels. We seem to have forgotten this in all the hogwash that has happened in the last 7 days.
PS we already do monitor comms, however the agency / groups doing the monitoring need a court order to do it. Whats the problem with this? too much paperwork to get 60 million court orders?, apple probably have an app for that..
Won't we all suffocate if we travelled at over 15mph, and lord think of the children, we'd need somebody with a red flag to walk in front of such a vehicle. Surely its much safer to ban such a satanic device and ensure all decent motorists sit safely in queues at petrol stations where as long as tempers don't get frayed nobody will get hurt. Plus the excheqer can make money out of the motorists!
Who owns your clinical information?
90 meters of stone - a bomb too far ?
617 sq dropped Tallboys & Grandslam bombs during WWII (after the famous dam raids),
tallboy = 12,030lb,
grandslam = 22,000lb (10 tons)
These were dropped from Lancaster Bombers (empty weight 36,828 lb) from a height of 15-20,000 feet (service ceiling of a Lancaster is 23,500 ft)
On the 7th June 1944 several Tallboy bombs were dropped from 10,000 ft onto the Saumur Railway tunnel in France - most landed round the tunnel mouth creating craters 100ft across, one missed the tunnel mouth by 60 yards, and after penetrating 21 meters of rock and clay exploded in the middle of the tunnel. The resulting "earthquake" shifted an estimated 10,000 tons of rock and clay, completely blocking the tunnel.
On the 14th March 1945 a Grandslam bomb was dropped on the Bielefeld viaduct , it missed by 30yards. It is estimated that it penetrated mud and clay to the depth of 30m, blasted a massive subterranian cavity and 100 yards of the viaduct simply vanished into the hole.
On 27th March 1945 grandslams were dropped on the U-boat Pens at Farge near Bremen, they went through 4.5 meters of solid reinforced concreate, before exploding.
I'm always surprised that a "dambusters" follow up film was never done, 617s sqds exploits with impossibly large ordinance and their almost pinpoint accouracy (considering propeller driven planes and fairly rudimentary bomb sights) certainly deserve mention.
So could a 15 ton bomb penetrate 90m of rock if dropped from 40,000 feet, more importantly, would it need to?
Have one, great device, well impressed, will even access your ipod through USB and play all your mp3s.
I then read the review and tried the remote control ipod app. Ok everything works. Its pretty funky, network comms with your device, full control of all aspects of the device, and no requirement for authentication! So ANYBODY can control ANYBODYs onkyo network attatched amp, what a fab idea at a party. Ok the device would have to BE network attatched and user would have to get some network access, but not being network attatched defeats the object of a network attatched device?, and people who want access to your network will generally get it.. Anyone want to be woken up at 1am by their amp at full volume?, repeatedly?.
Ok so fair do's, sometimes people forget security, onward to onkyos website to drop them an e-mail. If you are UK based you have to contact onkyo GMBH, no e-mail addresses listed, interational telephone call, snail mail, facebook or web form.
Their facebook app wants FULL access to your ENTIRE profile.
If you wish to use the e-mail forms to contact them feel free, They want your name, address, phone etc. All passed across a HTTP connection (no S for these guys).
So all in all great sound/video kit, lousy security. Lets see if their customer support can send me an e-mail address for their security officer after I supplied minimal information.
Infamy, Infamy, They've all got it In for me.
Well it looks like somebody will get a criminal record, and possibly a fine for their actions during the phone hacking case.
Excuse the pun but I'm sure that the met will throw the book at the pie thrower, even if it is only to distract attention from their own failings.
I don't think the bard himself could have written such a story of such devious, seft centred, nepotistic hedonism, that combines tradgedy and farce in equal measure leaving the audience feeling both sick and bemused.
Decision Making System
Damn, its obvious what will happen. Device takes lots of info feeds and detemines best course of action. Results;
1. Beer is bad for you.
2. Go with wind power
3. Lower your salt intake
4. Take more excercise
5. Get your 3 year old to take more excercise.
We know the above is boll@x, we just haven't had a machine tell us to do it.. yet...
Napolionic wars.. pah!
Genghis Khans troops routinely wore silk shirts, not just to please the ladies, but because they made getting the arrowheads out of shot troopers that much easier;
Next step, improve the oven glove they used to issue to grunts to change the barrel on the M60.
Major downer is lack of content. With the manufacturers all bidding for exclusivity on 3D movies, and the studio's lapping up the cash it means that although those with a nice brand new panasonic TV will get avatar 3D, those with any other manufacturers TV will have to wait.
With only 5 or 6 real 3D movies out there the only other content is spots. Sky do broadcast one 3D channel for 12-18 hrs a day (lotta repeats) unfortunatly you have to pay for every channel they boardcast if you wish to get the 3D chennel, the for good measure they then charge pay per view on top of the monthly cost for certain 3D broadcasts (complete rip off).
MS or Apple ?
Ms has lost a generation of users ?
Well to be fair their current windows licencing agreement is a joke (you can only run windows on 2 processors, how's that work with a core 4 ?), they consistantly over price their product, completely missed potential new markets (mobile phones), and have the usual idoit suits trying to front the company.
Apple, are run by a meglomaniac with his head so far up his ass he can see daylight through his own ears!. They rebrand linux and try to sell it as their own product and until recently thought that nobody needed to multitask their mobilephone/gps/media player.
The one win that Apple has is they know how to design functional, beautiful and reliable hardware. Im a pc person with a 17' macbook pro on its way in the post.
I plan to install windows 7 on it.
Cos its a bloody good if expensive and stupidly licensed operating system that runs rock solid on a mac, and offers the best of both worlds.
Microsoft need to find people that can design decent hardware, not cheap dell crap, not well made if bulky toughbooks.
These days everybody would like to drive a ferrari, a porche or a lambo. They don't care what fuel is in the tank, as long as it runs well and looks bloody good the punter will be happy.
Apple does do "look good" REALLY well..
Is it as sensitive as the Nimrod Radar, which could pick up every car moving on every road for 200 miles, thus swamping all the on board processors and making the system completely ineffective?
Having witnessed senior managment contempt for information security, the basic lack of staff understanding about confidentiality and security and in some cases sheer incompetance in handling both highly sensitive and highly confidential information I would recommend the ONLY way forward would be the threat of incarceration.
But I'm sure that even if jail were threatened it would never actually be imposed.
Freedom of speech
1. Freedom of speech!!! (in spite of the fact that the facebook site is mostly vitrol and foul language from idiots)
2. Methinks the Prime Minister needs to think before he comments;
a) There is currently an outstanding coroners inquest - this could turn into a manslaughter case against officers of West Yorkshire Police (come on guys, shotgunned taser rounds against a guy holding a shotgun to his own head!)
b) Mr Moat, following further investigation, appears to be a man with fairly serious mental health issues. Issues that were not addressed by the local NHS and may not have been advised to local police.
This should not detract from the fact that he murdered one person and seriously injured two others, but time will tell as to who is remembered as the murderer(s).
Make it a story line
Just get the BBC to create a Dr Who episode, threat based round evil aliens and a popular TV program, evil people getting you to download stuff etc etc.. Soon get the sci fi fans alert..
So does this mean that all the eco firendly stuff we are doing to reduce CO2, and cut the greehouse effect, will simply bring on the glaciers faster ?
PS note to self, time to find ski's n ski boots in loft.
Watch the insecure wifi connection and shame people using it - great idea, security pros should get serious ass kicking's if they use such a link.
Unfortunately the security message is somewhat diluted when some idiot goes a little over the top and shames people using an "alleged" secure network.
Personally I would be double checking the signed agreement with the secure network people then probably suing their assess off.
Note - double check - always read the bloody contract before connecting.
Free wifi is not a right, even at conferences. If somebody offers you something for free always ask what the catch is.
Great camera, crap media.
MS Duo are still relatively expensive compared to other removable memory and because of this are extensively pirated.
The TG3 (and maybe the new TG7) can detect non genuine cards. It is useful when you are presented with a real rip off, but when presented with say a memory card adaptor and a genuine SanDisk mini card it still issues irritating error messages that a user cannot disable.
So if I were to opt out I would not be entitled to benefits.
If I were a resident who decided to opt out of the card could I also opt out of having to pay for those services that I did not wish to pay for..
Any chance of reducing my council tax..