Of course not, they just wanted the money first before they refused it.
124 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Re: April fools?
Far too obvious.
Must try harder.
Re: JustWiz If only the NSA protected MY information with such zeal.
Yes, and they managed to keep us safe using genuine, old school trade-craft for years without the ability or requirement to scan all our communications.
The false sense of security and data overload means that a security service that thinks the ability to scan everything means they have solved the issue and don't need to put people on the ground into dangerous places will endanger us all.
We are less safe with mass surveillance, nor more. It becomes a needle in a haystack, rather than intelligent, targeted data gathering.
It just seems easier, that is all. Your attitude is both shocking and depressing.
Re: Cloudy Skies
How does this protect against the Feebies visiting Microsoft and taking the hardware?
Re: 17 hours is still a significant hurdle...
1. Place phone in Faraday cage
2. Crack password (max time 17h, therefore probably less).
3. Play Candy Crush
Re: Good for him… maybe?
... and a one in a million chance is a certainty.
Linux running in 256MB can be a perfectly stable platform to serve Apache and PHP - you might need an older distro designed for smaller hardware, but it will work. How well does Windows "serve hundreds of http: connections in a live environment" in 256MB?
Re: Remind me again
Because when it goes wrong it's someone else's fault.
Nobody got fired for using
IBM / Microsoft / Amazon /
Re: Acronym central
Additional Sub-assembly Standard
Re: Nothing Nowhere
Nope, try again:
Nothing Nowhere = no location has nothing = Something Everywhere as the first poster said.
Re: Wide Load?
Yup, that's a couch potato. The question was what is a coach potato (see headline).
Re: Does sound complicated
The problem is the software they bought doesn't have any warranty if it doesn't work.
Re: So its not VAT
No, it's a Completely Unenforceable New Tax
Re: Closed is out of flavour these days.
"Time at risk" does not equal the time between the exploit being admitted to by the vendor and the time it is fixed.
It is the time between either the discovery of the flaw, or the time it was introduced and the time it is fixed.
When Microsoft sit on detailing a flaw until a fix is ready, your servers ARE STILL AT RISK.
Their policy is dangerous and cavalier. This is not the security you think it is.
Re: military to commercial - unheard of?
SAAB black panel / night panel
'nuff said by marketing droids who know no history of their industry
Re: And of course...
The point is the text in the email is written backwards (so scanners don't see normal keywords), but the text is wrapped in a block that tails the browser/email client that the text should be rendered right-to-left, so when it is displayed it looks normal to you, so something like (tags made up, not part of any standard I am aware of):
In the message
But on your screen:
Re: NoSQL I thought was Not Only SQL
You mean the name that has been rewritten to be short for "not only SQL" but originally meant "no SQL"?
+1 vote for the Sony Z1 Compact - it's not the smallest phone on the market, but it's the smallest full-featured phone I'm aware of.
Re: This means mail has been lost
@Steven Raith - assuming the sender is a person, and it's not an automatic email from somewhere.
and in the meantime they are losing email...
Re: dig ntlworld.com mx
True, but it would be a matter of minutes to set up a backup (store and forward) mail server to spool the email in the meantime, whilst rebuilding whatever needed doing for the pop/imap cluster - and it would prevent any further loss of email. Presuming that Virgin Media already have secondary, tertiary MX servers, it *should* just be a matter of a dummy primary MX record and then adding the secondary record, leaving it to spool until the primary MX is ready and running. But what do I know?
dig ntlworld.com mx
That'll tell you all you need to know. Should take 30s to fix (plus DNS propagation time).
Re: Get a life, Simon.
@jake - if you don't like it, simply don't read it - why come to the forums to complain?
Re: Some jokes... Well... Almost jokes
I go ~ at the end of the day.
Re: Erroneous Cowherd Contempt
@Matt Bryant - there are a number of serious flaws in this law as first drafted. I have not yet checked the passed amendments to see if they clear these up, but on an initial reading it seems not (you have read both the draft and amendments before commenting on whether you are for or against this, haven't you?). As currently passed (my interpretation), if the government decides to investigate you or someone you have communicated with, and then you ask me to troubleshoot server logs for an unrelated issue (I sent an email but it wasn't delivered, perhaps) I will be unable to assist you - in fact it will be a criminal offence for me to do so.
Re: I'm firmly...
but... no players
Sounds like you've not outgrown it, you're just resting...
Re: which Queen's English?
Musaic - coming soon
Better than Sonos: http://www.musaic.com
Dixons Horseless Carriage Wireless Radiogram
Real men run WordStar 3.3 on a CP/M 2.2 box.
Re: Ummm PLATO did it first
Except that is not a MUD.
Re: C - the leech theraphy of coding. It will never go away!
It doesn't even have Modules, FFS.
Modules are surely the function of the linker? Or did you mean namespaces?
21st century: Programming applications "to the bare metal" and other retardations of the conservative or ignorants.
How else do you program your security layers and OS? If they are not "to the bare metal" then what are they running on, and how do you write and secure that? It isn't turtles all the way down here you know.
You also need a very large team, lots of time and lots of money in that case. Nope, you won't get them.
Rubbish. Writing bullet proof assembler just requires sane coding practises and decent documentation of entry and exit requirements etc.
Seriously, WTF? I anything being tought in schools today?
Very little, however it seems I have self-taught myself more than you.
Re: I've got an idea
@DougS - is the weight of modern smart phones really an issue? I'd much prefer a thicker, heavier, longer lasting phone than the current obsession with longer, wider, slimmer.
Use 30 day demo of SQL 2008 - I assume the issue is that you can't pull a 2003 backup into 2012 (just had a similar issue with 2000 -> 2012 - have to go via 2008).
If you are using reserved instances though you are committing to a 12 or 36 month agreement - if you need that much power for that length of time, why aren't you building your own cloud/server farm?
In the meantime...
NVidia 8800GT FTW!
Re: At Last !
and the wine...
Re: Sonos stuff...
Take a look at Musaic as well - they're a UK based startup in the Sonos space - they're currently raising funds on Kickstarter for the first models:
Before anyone else points it out, yes it is my brother's company.
We call that a shelf over here.
Apply for your refund here:
Emails to: email@example.com
Re: Mail Migration
As others have stated, without details of the current system and the new system no-one can offer any detailed advice. If both systems support IMAP then you can use various imapsync scripts to copy email from one system to another. With the correct scripts and users set up at the destination end this can then be an iterative process where you do an initial sync (which might take hours/days depending on the amount of storage and the network bandwidth/disk bandwidth available). Then you can re-sync several times to bring the new system in-line with the old until you are ready to switch over.
Re: 2013 closes on a joyous news note!
The problem is, if anything, worse for the big email providers, who have plenty of users who will incorrectly classify email as spam just because they don't want it anymore, don't understand it, or confuse the "report spam" button with the "delete" button (both make the email go away after all).
As part of the email feedback loops we have set up with the big companies, I regularly see people reporting personal responses to questions and web forms they have submitted reported as spam - i.e. "please supply me with this information" -> "here is your information" <spam>
You need to define what you want to achieve
Do you want to play with virtualisation in order to learn about the guest OS's (the ones you will run inside the Hypervisor), or to learn about how to run virtual loads (i.e. how to use the Hypervisor) - if the former then you can pick any Hypervisor - either a built in to an OS one such as Hyper-V on Windows or KVM on Linux, or even VMWare Player etc. and just build a machine with decent resources - any 64 bit processor with the relevant virtualisation extensions will do. You can play in as littles as 4GB if you only need one VM at a time (or several tiny ones), but 8 or 16GB is more realistic.
If you want to learn about Hypervisors, then the choice depends on what you want to learn - for the corporate markets then it's probably Hyper-V or ESXi (which has a free version), possibly XenServer (also has a free version). The free versions are generally missing some of the high-end tools, but enough to get started. If you want to learn from a hosting/ISP point of view, then look at offerings such as CloudStack, OpenStack etc - there are development environments that will run on a single machine for test purposes, but these are generally aimed at a multi-machine setup (storage servers, compute nodes, cloud controllers etc.).
Or, if you have the time, and far better if you do, try all of them. Get to grips, work out which interests you the most and does what you're looking for.
Have fun. Here's a beer to drink whilst waiting for installs to complete!
If you have your own hosting and want full control, definitely check out ownCloud
How is your comment any different - or do you think jumping in to defend a phone brand is somehow not a pathetic life?
Me, I have a phone, it's an HTC. Other members of my family have iPhones. It's called personal preference and choice, but then as a veteran/survivor of the home computer wars, maybe I'm just jaded.
Re: Broadband is too cheap!
@Chris_J - there is a bigger problem - those few, usually smaller, ISPs that provide a better product at a reasonable price tend to be successful for a while, and then are bought up by one of the big ISPs to grow the user base (usually because the small one has a technical user base who understand they get what they pay for and therefore it has lower churn than the industry standard). The result is one less option for those of us who are happy to pay a bit more for a better service.
Re: Here we go again...
@Ketlan - that's about the same as any similar specced phone if you buy it off-contract, so unless you consider all smart phones to be only for "RICH grown-ups" then your outburst is odd.
From my own code circa 1992:
/* I don't know what the f**k this does, but it works */
Re: Sample size of one
@jubtastic1 - full agreement - the best way to speed up a Windows laptop seems to be to turn off all of Microsofts performance and productivity "enhancements".