100 posts • joined Thursday 10th May 2007 13:29 GMT
Re: Aren't they breaking the law?
Computer Misuse Act, anyone?
" I had already been thinking of updating my firewall setup to stop devices like this initiating outbound connections."
...which would have to be done with a bit of finesse, as there's content-delivery services in among the spook-drops and advertising servers. Next thing you know, the baked-in Netflix stops working.
Re: not a galaxy killer at all
I would have thought no SD was a killer, but apparently I've only got 11 Gb on my 32 Gb card in this ol' stuck-at-Gingerbread Defy+, so maybe it's not such a big deal after all. The 16Gb versoin looks very tempting.
Re: not entirely fair
I've certainly seen "so what? you can't sack me" from some of my bigwigs in more than one job.
One rule for the plebs, another for the hoi polloi...
Say you have two infected computers, one on the network and one air-gapped. This allows them to communicate across the gap.
If the payload is stuxy-specific then it could be, say, "dude, have you found the file [checksum]?" "yep" "I'll phone home then". Not much communication is needed to be useful.
Re: I voted entirely plausible
My Polar F6 HRM communicates by sound: it chirps like a cricket and is very finicky. But most of the finick is with having to retry, and that doesn't annoy scripted processes. Making it chirp outside human hearing is a whole other matter.
Re: extra flame
It's the pump exhaust - new on the 1D. The previous engine incorporated it into the main burn, for a tad more power and a lots more engineering. The 1D is geared to mass production, so the complexity was dropped and you get that wiffly flame at low speeds as a result.
I'd be impressed if all their systems are AD-integrated that tightly. There's commonly lots of legacy stuff around (and lots of pixie dust).
If our experience with single-sign-on applications is anything to go by, I'd lay odds on that layer failing over AD. AD is pretty stable; SSO is pixie-dust, and after the first password change cycle, only it knows the passwords to linked systems. If it were to barf spectacularly, they'd be up a well-known creek.
Re: Rand Paul
Obongocare? None of that racist crap here, please.
Re: But slowly – over time @Kunari
I'm pretty sure Microsoft are in a cycle like Star Trek movies, with a good one followed by a horrible one followed by a good one.
We're replacing XP with 7 (about 1/4 done, eek) as PCs get replaced in tech refresh; cataloguing apps is herding cats ,the alternative is a pain but reconnaissance-by-fire is usually accurate.
Probably not, that would lock everyone out. My guess is the PAS (Patient Admin System - backbone of the whole dealio) interfaces are buggered in a not-easily-fixed way.
Atos? Atos would say the system was perfectly healthy even if it was dead.
Re: How about using your nose?
Even better... there's photos going round of a lady who set it up to use her nipple.
Re: an instant, convenient large database of fingerprints
Well, you *shouldn't* store the fingerprint. That doesn't mean they don't - think of all the stories of supposedly professional services keeping plaintext passwords. And it doesn't mean the code is well-written - it could easily have a recent_scans cache that is more vulnerable than the identity data proper.
Re: Blah blah blah -@AC 14:24
This! So very this. What people say about security and what actually happens aren't the same thing. Imagine:
1: They're plain lying and handing fingerprints to the NSA.
2: They hand a hash to their cloud (and thus the NSA) but it's a really weak one.
3: Their device security is weak and it's easy to get the fingerprints and/or their hashes off the device.
Plain-lying used to be the tinfoil brigade, but as we've seen, the weirdy beardies are kinda turning out to be correct.
Re: I must be too old
Tethered = sadness and fail. Remember the early Nokia 700 web tablet thingy? Had to be thethered for connectivity outside wifi, which was a deliberate design choice, and as soon as the iphone came out it shriveled and died. Or the hilarity with Blackberry's tablet mail that had to be tethered to the phone at first?
Tethering might increase functionality. It definitely increases hassle and things to fail.
Re: In response
But then how could they enter their Password1 ?
Re: @ Paul J Turner (was: The sanity test will begin-)
Dunning-Kruger strikes in the assumption that these sorts of emergency avoidance maneuvers haven't been gamed out and tested.
Give me a system with better reflexes than me, every day.
Re: Maybe not exodus but.....
It's an effort to move provider - so the first impact will for sure be in a fall of new contracts.
Moving when the contract next comes up for renewal - when the Board are asking "do we want to keep our stuff here?" - that's when the existing customers will start to go.
Re: It's ironic that this happens in the land of the free.
Re: 'this is simply unacceptable'
These workcentres ARE scanners and printers. They have a copy function which is really "scan to temp and print out" and if you remove that, there will be riots.
..and now I have to grumble around checking we don't have any affected models.
Simple: There is a lot of ACC coming up, so it's interesting now. Other climate change events are going to happen too, but they're much harder to predict.
Re: Guaranteed not to track you
The deaths rate is pretty low just because modern cars are very survivable in crashes. There's a lot more serious injuries, and again, time is important to ensure best outcome for the victim(s).
It's a neat idea, but the paranoia will have to be worked around.
Welp, if Dropbox is joining, I guess I'd better check out Mega again...
Re: Just how many do you need to register?
Which suggests you're not selling. Idiots have money too.
Foo.com, .org, .net and .local.thing is usually enough, IME.
" The FAA will require airlines that operate the 787 to install containment and venting systems for the main and auxiliary system batteries, and to replace the batteries and their chargers with modified components."
... I guess nobody read the "replace the batteries and their chargers with modified components" bit, huh?
That's fix the problem *and* box the subsystem in case it's a tricksy little blighter than has other problems.
Re: The reason for an older couple....
They'll need to send up a thermos of tea and a nice tartan blanket.
As the author ought to know, close stuff is done by computer vision and lidar and such goodies.
Even if the maps were perfect and the GPS nanometer-good, you need to check the groundtruth before driving over it. Silly Bill Ray.
This accuracy is great for lanes, mind.
Except that they say they'll offer heavily-redacted material from the file to the press, as proof of seriousness.
Sly. Nobody will know if they've got more or not. Panic and lulz will ensue.
Working there is pain and suffering? Wow, way to sell the company. I think he got away lightly!
Re: I'm not sure...
If they give you a block, that's like a plain brown wrapper... no need to censor or comment on the content. But I think the de-blocking will be done by minimum-wage monkeys in the print shop, just like the stapling and cutting used to be.
Paper makes it good for tchotchkes and presentations, less useful for stuff with material properties, but most 3dp larger than jewelery (which Shapeways has nailed) *is* tchotchkes.
Dunning, yea, Kruger thereand
These threads are an endless mine of the exact same "zomg deth" comments every. single. time.
They *have* thought of it. Whatever it was. Betcha. Citation needed, especially from any Captain Uber von Driverhoffen van der Stig types. You're still fleshy meatsacks.
Re: The car...
Much as I'd love that, you'll never get everyone attentive and skillful at all times. The fleshy meatsack is more prone to blunder than kit is.
Bring on the day human-driven cars are a rarity, says I.
Re: Authoritative is as authoritative does....
I'm sure it's absolutely boffo on the subjects of mires and peat. Global climate? Less so. Doesn't even fit the interglacial timings.
No surprise to see it waved around on El Reg, mind.
Re: What in the name of ...
Ah, the old "more heat is good" canard. Bless.
Re: Scary stories from the Chocolate Factory
The testing miles have been attended: an engineer in the seat, ready to take over if there was a problem. Do pay attention, old chap.
Embrace the JohnnyCab. Embrace the "report this cab as pukey" button on your JohnnyCab app, so it can drive itself to the depot for a scrub down while it recharges. Embrace the future!
Uber will be all over this. Betcha.
It's not (all) OSM data. OSM knows that Luton isn't in Devon.
Some of the problem looks like tagging issues (to use OSM jargon: landuse=industrial and landuse=park render differently, and there are cockups like that throughout). Some appears to be simply wrong data. Some smells to me that they've got a tag like "highway=imported" that is set not to render until it's been cleared by a checker, and that didn't happen before release.
Beta in live, Steve would be sad. Or wiki, but there's already one of those... ;)
Re: A straw poll to those who DO watch porn
I discovered such a filter on Giffgaff, and asked for it to be removed. Even though the process was perfectly straightforward, I still felt like I was being asked to confess my mucky habits (the Whitehouse lobby would love it).
Like all such filters, it was deeply stupid, and blocked things like DeviantArt and fitness sites. As well as pr0n.
Does Trapwire actually work?
Does Trapwire actually work, or is it another bloated sales-pitch like the awesome powers of HBGary? El Reg, please investigate!
Users are there to learn, not to manage file space. It's weird to give users quotas that are (generally) smaller than their ipod. A looser approach to file space allows innovative activities (those first HD videos, for example) even if it can take a bit more work.
4XAA works okay
Any of those common 4x AA - to - USB portable power packs has enough grunt to work my Pi on the ground. Fancy batteries would be lighter, of course!
ifixit have been calling Apple out on this for ages: stuff glued together that can't be easily repaired or stripped down is bad design. From a corporate POV it sucks that we can't replace batteries or fix cracked screens; from a longterm POV it sucks that the parts can't be separated pre-landfill.
EPEAT isn't silly at all, and Apple are presumably using their cool capital to bull round it.
Shiny landfill-bait is bad industrial design.
Re: I'm missing something as well...
Probably because it's a damn sight easier. Clinicians don't need to jump through a bunch of IT hoops (bureaucratic and techie); they need an It Just Works solution, and as we see repeatedly, if you don't give 'em one, they work around the secure-but-cumbersome system in place with a convenient-but-insecure kludge.
Re: Right then...
Not really: we're not trying to hide, just to leave no trail for use by malicious fishing expeditions (imagine the RIAA getting into this? or the Met thinking you're a bit too brown and bomby for their liking? or Orlovski and Page hunting hippies?).
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