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Possible, but not legal
While it would be possible to convince the C&C servers to order the bots to self-destruct, it falls foul to the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act or similar laws in other countries. Government are in no rush to change this as there is a risk that the bot may take the rest of the system down with it and since it was the government who caused the bot net to self destruct, guess who gets to pay for repairs?
Inflammatory comments cause people to stay on the website and expose themselves to more ads (thus making Google Money) where ASCII porn is just an annoyance and they'll go elsewhere.
Re: "the leaked data appears to be genuine"
I was wondering how many of the accounts were either fraudsters or prostitutes...
Although now we have a list of email addresses and a general gauge of how computer savvy they are, so now we'll be seeing fraud on the rise (mostly the classics: soldier in Middle East needs money to call home, 'hot woman' trapped in foreign country, green-carder, etc)
"If my internet bank lost all it's data, there would be no money"
Not really true. If the bank is in the US or EU, then there are laws requiring that every single transaction be required, logged and stored in multiple places and just re-assemble your account from the transaction logs. If they didn't, then they'd have to trust whatever is on your last bank statement (You are keeping these, right?).
If there was a disaster of some sort that caused all of banks database to become unreadable and unrecoverable as well as destroy all the paper copies, I think you'd have bigger things to worry about than getting back whatever you have in the bank, like the black hole that is swallowing the earth or the alien invasion destroying anything it sees.
Re: "Saxby Chambliss" ?
Parents that hate their children?
IBM and Oracle
Still surprised that these two haven't just gotten it over with and just merged into one large company. They seem like the perfect match:
Both hate Open Source unless they are developing it
Both build machines using proprietary processor designs locking you into their OSes and platforms
Both have a penchant for ridiculous interface connectors
Both are obsessed with big-iron monstrosities.
Re: Oh, really?
But there are a lot of tits on Facebook, although I think they prefer to be called 'users'.
Re: Set up a charity in a country that respects human rights for all humans
"Where is this amazing place?"
Proxima Centauri perhaps?
It always baffles me to see code written that will break from security updates of the underlying platform, especially one that has been touted as 'Write Once, Run Anywhere'. Either the developers were improperly using certain functionality or Oracle coded the patch and broke the function making the documentation/specification invalid.
Re: not allowing rooted or jail-broken phones?
Some time ago I worked as a member of a 'tiger team'. It was ridiculous at where you can get if you walk in wearing an HP polo shirt, carrying a laptop and some boxes with an HP logo on them (The polo shirt I got from a training class I attended, the box was from a spare part I ordered from HP).
One of the jobs I'd done was at the datacenter of a major international bank where that tricked worked far too well; I was able to get to touch their root CA servers, plug in a USB drive and access it from a crash cart. I could have grabbed all their private keys if I was so inclined (Disk wasn't encrypted)
Re: stroll on
Yeah, just look at the US Congress.
Re: Hows about?
Windows gives out zero'ed blocks of memory, so that can't be it, unless they wrote their own memory allocation function.
It could be a decryption key or it could be a checksum, a disk signature, or a copy of track 0.
Re: Did I miss something?
I think maybe that was when Snowden start publishing stuff?
Re: wait a minute
"Just the fact an ex general is running the program pretty much explains everything."
The NSA is part of the Department of Defense, which is why a General is running it. Its was a spin-off of the various spy agencies created in WW2.
They aren't specifcally fraid of American citizens, but they don't trust them either. There have been a handful of terrorists that were American citizens, so now the NSA et. al. are operating under the assumption that anyone could be a terrorist and thus don't trust anyone, unless they have a security clearance that they have verified.
Re: Hey, guys! There is this thing called TLS!
Never understood why people try to write their own systems when the underlying OS's manufacturer will ship crypto libraries with the phone's IDE anyway. Or failing that, use one of the numerous libraries already out there. Unless the point of your app is dependent on a specific encryption system (Like BBM) there is no point in making your own system.
"Anyone telling you it works has obviously never dealt with it."
So what you are telling us is that you've never dealt with a robots.txt file then.
A properly behaving robot will request the robots.txt before requesting anything else, it will then process the directives in the file. After that, assuming the robot isn't blocked, should proceed to default document while respecting any directives it was given by robots.txt. It should also never index the robots.txt file and discard anything it retrieved from it upon completing indexing of the website. The file is small and can easily change, so there is no reason to index it or even keep a copy of it around.
From my years as a web server admin, I know that all the major search engines actually do this.
Funny, you just described how SecureBoot works. Sounds like that slot machine company can sue Microsoft, what with prior art and all that.
"Oh no our site has been DDoS'ed by a small group on the internet, we should stop doing the thing that makes us millions of dollars"
-Said no company ever.
New York must be a Utopia or something
Must be nice to live in a city where the police have solved and prevented murder, sexual assault, major property crimes and traffic violations freeing them up to fix the real scourge that is out-of-date software.
Re: Nothing new
"These days a lot of people have blackberries that buzz when there is an incoming email. The guys on tech support in China were not amused..."
Depends on where they were keeping their BlackBerries...
The British Military Sat-Comm system is called SkyNet (at least some of those birds are still orbiting)
Re: Compensation for correctly filtered
"So only those without the filter get to annoy the ISP or read what the government doesn't like. But that doesn't matter, because we've already established that they are all deviants that need kept an eye on."
how do you know they won;t be filtered too? The ISPs could easily have a basic filter that everyone is subject to and then the smut filter that you can opt out of. If someone notices their traffic going through the filter, they could just lie and say that is how the network is blocked; everything goes through that particular piece of equipment.
Oh god you're killing me!
I have a whole stack of HP-UX and zOS binaries that whenever I try to run on Linux will dump like it just ate a plateful of curry made with spoiled chicken and washed down with a gallon of water from a Mexican village.
Re: Idiots on the mailing list
If he is tired of idiots on the mailing list, then why not just set up a white-list for who can send to it? A lot of projects do this where only a small group is allowed to post to the mailing list but anyone can subscribe to it, in this case, limit the people who can post to it to just the kernel devs themselves and maybe one or two exceptions. And if these idiots are kernel devs, what is he doing letting people like that do such critical work?
But what do I know? I'm just a 'Masturbating Monkey'. http://article.gmane.org/gmane.linux.kernel/706950
Well not a zapper, but 'The Zapper' will kill your libido pretty quickly...
Mines the red velour coat with the DOOP patch.
Of course its the same story with the Google toolbar and the Bing Bar, so it all evens out.
And what would they do with the data? You could find all the SMTP servers, but you don't know what domains it serves or even if its just an exit server for someone's email system with the entrance being hosted by a third party.
You could do a reverse look-up on the IP address that respond, but you'll only end up with their external host-names so service providers' server wouldn't match what they host. The easier thing to do would be to just query DNS with a big list of domains and setting the type to MX.
Could very well be something in the treatment the wood got when it was first manufactured 70 years ago by forced labor, the chemicals going into them weren't selected for minimization of health risks...
That's what I've always thought. Its daft to think that "Viewing child pornography will cause you to go molest a kid" is just as daft as "Viewing pornography causes people to rape each-other"
Re: Time to dig out the Sextant
Ships are required to carry a mechanical clock, which is accurate enough for navigation in open water without nearby landmarks, the atomic clocks are only used by the other idiot-instruments.
Re: Time to dig out the Sextant
International shipping regulations require that ships over a certain tonnage are required to have a full complement of navigational tools (Water-proofed charts, Sextant, compass, star charts,etc) and the captain, first officer and second officer must be trained in their use.
Beside, any captain worth their salt can identify that they are off-course from just the stars or landmarks.
Re: The CO2 problem interests me
Ohio-class SSBN/SSGN submarines use a combination of CO2 scrubbers and electrolyzed oxygen from the sea-water (Although a lot of that is diverted to the missiles, the crew still get some). There are also emergency compressed air tanks to last for quite a while so a rescue can be effected if the sub loses power (Happens more often than you'd think, just ask the crew of the Kursk)
The Ohio-class is over-kill for its mission, but that's what you get from Cold-war era paranoia matched with the ungodly budget of the US government. To be fair, a lot of technology used for the life support was originally researched for the space program (or maybe it was the other way around)
Air Mixture / Source
I think that would depend on who is gathering the air.
NASA: pre-measure everything and get each components to within 5 ppb of what is on the space station, spending millions of dollars for each pound of air
Russia: Take an air compressor and just grab the air outside of the launch facility
Japan: Pump the air out of the vaginas of school girls
Europe: build a facility dreamed up by a fashion designer on top of the Swiss alps to get 'only the freshest, hippest' air.
China: Get a few hundred children to breath into gas canisters and throw some lead or melamine for good measure.
The Yakuzu, sorry, Japanese Government just wanted to get rid of the competition
Re: Not very impressed
Repairing a robot is far cheaper than repairing a human being.
Plus this is Bellevue, the home of Bill Gates, Paul Allen, Jeff Bezos, Howard Shultz, and pretty much every other rich guy in the Seattle area; their police funding is through the roof.
From that name I thought it was a company that made sex toys, not a chat service...
Re: "As you may know, sysadmins need removable media to do their job," Alexander said
"Except when the network card is broken. Or disconnected. Or misconfigured. Or Boot from LAN is disabled, etc. etc."
In any of those situations, all you;d need is a screw driver, the keyboard or a network cable.
Re: I believe ...
So you don't believe in American beers then?
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"As you may know, sysadmins need removable media to do their job," Alexander said
That is utter bullshit, over 10 years of managing a datacenter and I've never needed removable media. I have a network boot server that is just loaded with the DaRT toolkit, WinPE and a bootable OpenBSD install. Anything that can be done with removable media can easily be done with network-based utilities.
Re: They just need 2 different search pages.
Or just add a check box for "Include Adult Content" to the current search engine, like everyone else does.
The aircraft still has emergency beacons, the ELT is just more accurate than the others. A typical passenger aircraft will have 3 small beacons: 1 in the nose section, another right between the wings, just under the deck plating and one in the tail assembly, some of the bigger planes have more or attached as optional components depending on purpose of the craft.
Re: Can I register .bastards?
the co.ck registrar is quite keen on that kind of thing and will deny you registration immediately and keep the registration fee for wasting their time.
Re: "... as smart as a somewhat-challenged four-year-old child."
Or my users...
Re: "principally dedicated to selling counterfeit goods"
What eBay doesn't have an counterfeit goods, just the other day I bought a genuine CYSKO router and a couple DILL servers.
That all depend on who you are listening to. The Republican party is all about personal responsibility and small government; on the other hand the Democrats are all for the government to protect the people and for a larger government.
Of course this is in theory, in practice its just a colossal cluster-fuck of yelling and mud-slinging.
Re: The real problem
In the case of Civil Lawsuits, the judge will almost always force the losing party to pay the costs of the trial (Unfortunately this only includes the lawyers' expenses and not the cost to the government)
A man who represents himself has a fool for a lawyer.
Why not sue the first humans that copulated? Or the first micro-organism for possessing the desire to reproduce. Why not go back and sue the Big Bang for making the universe exist.
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