50 posts • joined 6 Jul 2009
Re: Tears roll down my cheeks
"Although for 250 million squid, an entire department might find itself collecting P45s"
Since any sackings would be handled with the Government's customary efficiency, those P45 recipients would doubtless reap colossal rewards by suing for unfair dismissal.
Re: Ah.. a scandel in the finest traditions.
Doesn't "innocent until proven guilty" apply? Some commentators here seem to assume that charged = guilty.
Re: Paul Crawford No sympathy.
Why are they "so-called 'civil liberties' groups" and not just civil liberties groups?
What is a real civil liberty group?
Just curious on your take on this.
MIT boffins moot tsunami-proof floating nuke power plants
Nuclear powered ships move around severe weather. I can't see floating nuclear power stations doing that without having to unplug the electricity cable to the cities.
What's wrong with a National Computer Security Strategy?
What's the difference between "cyber" and "computer", or is it just pointless jargon?
Re: y bother?
I walk to work so I don't see why you need a car.
Just because you won't personally benefit from this doesn't mean that no one will.
Re: Ah well...
This is surely more or less a simple substution code? English word for german soldier -> Navajo word for german soldier, plus a bit of Navajo grammar and glue. I think "decrypting" a novel language would not be that much of a challenge if it was used at all extensively since the actions that follow the message will quickly give clues to the language.
Encryption works partly because there is no correlation between the ciphertext of two messages, even if they say the same thing because different keys are used each time (there are protocols for securely agreeing new keys) and each ciphertext block is usually encrypted using the previous block as part of its input so even a repeat in the plaintext doesn't show up as a repeat in the ciphertext.
"From the evidence we have seen, we have concluded that this is unfounded." Looks like a bit of arse covering wiggle room there too. The ISC can later say "Oops we didn't see that bit of evidence."
Customer Relationship Managers?
They are supposed to be getting the taxes that are due, not running some golf club.
Re: What terrorists?
It has to be said that the spending on combatting Hitler's wehrmacht was a vastly bigger proportion of the GDP than the security services get now. That isn't to say that they aren't over-egging the terrorism threat and its plausible consequences now of course, or that spying on everyone is the most effective way of dealing with it.
Department of Energy, and err Climate Change
This must be from the Department of Energy side of the Department of Energy & Climate Change since there is no mention of any anthropogenic climate change caused by converting all this gas to atmospheric carbon dioxide. I really wish they would split the DECC into two departments, rather than having one with such a severe split personality disorder.
Re: scare tactic
Me neither. So they store it. But they can't read it, at least until quantum computers are available. So what are they going to use it for. A source of random numbers?
"we frequently reject such requests outright"
But not so often that we want to provide statistics on that?
And the point is?
You use your phone instead of your card. How is this different to sellotaping a contactless smart card to the back of your phone, apart from all the new imaginitive security flaws the "imagineers" have failed to imagine?
What is it with the QR code crap anyway, why not just interrogate the phone for its SIM and IMEI. Actually why not just give people a little card they shove into the machine. They can keep it with their money. Or they can sellotape it to the back of their phone if it is contactless.
Re: so what happened?
But Oracle is a smaller business as far as the Government is concerned.
Questions you should have asked
"We do also record the telephone numbers the SMSs are from and to."
Q. Do you think that the telephone numbers of the people that somone communicates with can be sensitive?
"One of the reasons for that is there's a huge amount of radio information that gets transmitted."
Q. Does this include data which could be used to track the user's location - for example the times and identities of the base stations the phone has been talking to, maybe the signal strength too?
"There are a sequence of key codes that can be typed by the user that cause the software to do things in the control center."
Q. What is the sequence of key codes that will turn the bloody thing off.
There are already loads of awards for engineering. How many people have heard of the British Engineering Excellence Awards, the MacRobert Award or the James Watt International Gold Medal?
I doubt even a million quid is enough to get a decent headline outside of the trade press.
...dissolves gold, the opposite of precipitation.
Could be worse - a common way of extracting gold is to dissolve it in a solution of sodium cyanide.
Don't need radiation proof armour
In a hazardous environment why would you want a person inside the suit at all - better to separate the sensors and the motors, and control it remotely.
Mess in non-public spaces
Children play in gardens too.
Glad to hear that the government are going to spend over half a billion pounds of our money on a new IT program. What could possibly go wrong?
"Real" certificates next time
Surprised there isn't a Syrian Internet Network Information Center already registered by default as a CA in my browser. The Chinese are well ahead of the curve here but I think the others will soon catch up.
Airliner Flight 322 hit a tree on takeoff at São Paulo, Brazil.
Hang on whilst my mind boggles.
They could reduce crime figures in the same way. Only people over, say 30, are allowed to report a crime and it costs them £1000 each time.
I wonder whether the electromagnetic radiation produced by switching all that current would interfere with the ship's radar and telecommunications.
And in another story
"I don't know of a Westminster hall debate that has ever changed anything."
says former minister Chris Mullin at a hearing a few days ago of the Commons public accounts committee. ( e.g. http://www.epolitix.com/latestnews/article-detail/newsarticle/ministers-engage-in-too-much-pointless-activity/ )
Three weeks for a simple fix to critical, currently exploited patch seems like taking the piss.
But maybe Adobe have worked out that this type of problem doesn't actually affect their core business or their revenues.
After all it is not going to affect Adobe Acrobat Writer sales. The reader is just a loss leader, Adobe aren't actually going to make any money out of fixing it.
@A bit lame of the Germans...
Which particular part would that be? Oh yes, part of the generation now 80s and 90s. Just because someone's great-grandfather was a Nazi then it doesn't mean that they must be too.
So where is the pornography?
If the images are like this, then why call it pornography? It's just a girl in a bikini.
Re: Yes and no
I think the Guildford Four or the Maguire Seven might disagree that the police did a "damn good job" during the time of the IRA.
The phrase "Like being savaged by a dead sheep" comes to mind
Won't miss these pretend rights
This one was new to me but I remember Nu Labour banging on about how people now had the right to request flexible working as if they were giving us something.
I always thought I could ask for anything I wanted and my employer could refuse it on the grounds that it would cost them money. But apparently I now had the "right" to do something I could always do before.
I was always waiting for them to give me the right to breath, ask my employer for a pay rise, or vote for someone else.
That will be for looking at Excel spreadsheets then. Need an ultra fast processor and all the trimmings for that, obviously.
The quality of the description might have given a clue:
"View and modify HTTP/HTTPS headers it's base on tamper data but many problems have been solved in this version .
in tamper data u may get empty page and don't get any informations in the addon
this problem have been solved
if you have any advices please tell me,
Graph pretty meaningless
without error bars.
Yes you can thank the Tories
I am not normally a Tory supporter, but they have not dragged their feet for more than a year over this ruling, as they could have done. Compare and contrast the handling of the December 2008 ruling by the same court over the retention of DNA of innocent people, particularly by NuLabour.
@why the fuss?
It is a strange argument that it could save one life in a particular and unusual set of hypothetical circumstances.
On the other hand the millions squandered on this could be spent on healthcare and definitely save many lives.
How about child found dead because you preferred the money to be wasted on an ANPR system...
Why do the DLVA need SORN declarations?
When there is such a big ANPR network? I am sure all that money that the DVLA receives from fining people has nothing to do with it.
When huge freight-carrying airships become a reality
They will have to be covered in strong wire mesh to stop pigs roosting on them.
It's vastly better than a UAV
And join the ACM.
Yes I was 16 once...
But I was never that stupid. I never risked people's lives or did tens of thousands of pounds worth of damage (although it was such a long time ago that it would have been "tens of pounds").
European Parlliament will probably approve it
Sadly the Parliament's three largest political blocks are all for it. There is a copy of the agreement at at http://www.statewatch.org/news/2010/jun/eu-usa-draft-swift-agreement-com-final-3.pdf It seems to be full of the useless "safeguards" you might expect with no actual teeth, like expensive penalties for breaches.
Nothing special about IT security
IT security doesn't belong on its own special pedestal. It is no different from any other type of risk management. The first example quote is completely wrong - the business needs to realise that typical rules about return on investment *really do* apply.
Balance probabilities and impacts with the costs of mitigation just like any other risk. Just like health and safety, fire and flood insurance, your biggest customer going bust or shopping somewhere else etc.
Half the population have below-average intelligence, some way below. You can't teach a dog to read either, no matter how good the teacher is.
Don't panic quite yet
Instead note the comment in the article that "this amendment has little chance of progressing through parliament".
Further amendments needed
The bill defines "extreme writing", but fails to even mention extreme ironing or extreme croquet.
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