Re: Is anyone really surprised ?
@ Keith. How many times have you been told? DON'T GIVE THEM IDEAS!!!!!!!!!
339 posts • joined 8 Dec 2009
@ Keith. How many times have you been told? DON'T GIVE THEM IDEAS!!!!!!!!!
"Specifically detecting non-genuine chips and treating them differently which all the whiners said they should do likely puts them on legally shakier ground."
How? Is setting a device driver to refuse to work with something provably not a FTDI device illegal or something.
Shirley issuing a warning and then not interacting with the device is the best option. The user then can complain to their end of the supply chain, and so on.
However, just pissing the paying public off will only hasten FTDIs demise. Rightly or wrongly, people remember these things.
and a worse thing this time.
They can detect that a device isn't theirs, so just ignore it. Don't change a thing, perhaps let the user know they have a (possible) counterfeit. But otherwise do nothing.
The device will show up in device manager and the user can source their own drivers.
Down voted for two reasons.
1) Boo Hoo comment. Seriously? How grown up is that?
2) Thinking that the EEVBlogs site owner is a fantastic resource. Have you sat & listened to his last rant over the FTDI chips? How about the one in which he called assembler programmers stupid? That man just likes the sound of his own voice.
£40m to £45m, yes, about right for enhanced security. Extra bodyguards, armour plated limousine, constant police guard on her house. Dildo needs protecting from a huge number of pissed off people.
"exceptional circumstances" 1) You are breathing. 2) You are not POTUS. (bit iffy that second one.)
"Some companies have claimed that changes to their terms and conditions have the same sort of legal protection that the Safe Harbor agreement provided." It isn't the companies at fault. It's the US government and associated three letter agencies. The US government will decide what is 'legal' and what isn't. They will also decide whether the data subject gets to know about the spaffing of their data, or not. What the data subject doesn't know they can't complain about.
The politicians won't allow it. How would they get their 'little brown bags' of incentive?
Two lies for the price of one.
1) The Americans don't 'enjoy' privacy to the levels that Europeans do. To increase the Europeans privacy to that of the Americans would mean moving backwards a few decades.
2) The American government is the problem. It decides what is or is not legal within the USA (it hasn't quite figured out that that right also extends to other sovereign countries and their governments.)
So this is basically the same old situation that existed pre-Snowden. And the same old crap that Snowden showed us was happening will continue.
I wrote to thedailywtf.cm once, a good story. A real WTF!!! It wasn't published.
Until a few weeks later, then a (modified) copy of my tale was published and attributed to someone else. They changed various features, country, names, etc. But it was still so obviously my story.
Never visited that site after that.
The terrorists can sit back, have a bee... er fruit juice, and relax. This twit is doing their job for them.
Looks to me a bit like using iforgot.apple.com. That resets your Apple ID password, and requires a new password to be entered to continue.
Yes, I own iShit.
Not too long ago my company changed from desktops to VMs. Now we have a tiny box on our desks that just boot up a VM, and BIG servers to run all of the VMs. So, I guess we won't be changing the desk units for seven to ten years. If a unit starts playing up, it is just replaced. It doesn't have any storage to need transferring, or special settings either. Replace and boot up a new image.
The servers will be replaced more regularly, but they are only a small number of machines, and given loads of TLC.
The OS? Well if the system architects can persuade the bean counters that a change will be cost effective (not very likely) then we'll change the VM image.
So, I don't think we'll be in line for a hefty spend on new kit soon.
"This is BS and appalling."
No, it's not BS and yes it is appalling. If you're a US citizen then have a word with your elected representatives. (Not that that will do any good. It doesn't work in the UK anyway.)
I use a modified HOSTS file an ad blocker and noscript. I don't have any problem with the minute amount of ads that do manage to crawl through that lot.
"You do consume the website's bandwidth though."
With adblock, noscript and a modified hosts file I don't download these ads. Therefore I don't use up the sites bandwidth. So the site should pay a little less for their hosting.
I haven't requested these ads, they are forced upon me. In my opinion these unwanted advertisers are stealing my electricity, something that is against UK law.
It was the GCHQ taps that shorted out the dial tone server.
and all that. But Did you see his SHIRT!!!! I mean, well really.
PS - See icon.
"Who could possibly wait several weeks when buying a car? ;-)"
Depends on whether you need a car or not.
"An A bomb and especially the Plutonium variety requires the ability to manufacture shaped explosives which detonate simultaneously around the entire fission core and have very clean and well defined shockwave front propagating at several of Mach speed. As a comparison most normal industrial explosives have explosion front propagation speed around 1M. If it does not blow up simultaneously you get a dud (especially with Plutonium)."
That's only one way of initiating the reaction. They could have used the old fashioned "big enough lumps of XXXXX" and just explosively thrown the lumps together.
Didn't you know that the tinterwebbies are a vast and dangerous place? Just ask Melody, poor soul, she's received PTSD from twitter. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2605888/Woman-claims-PTSD-Twitter-cyberstalking-says-bit-war-veterans.html
Possibly a Chopper.
The small companies will never get a chance. If they are allowed to bid for a contract, then their bid will be under cut. Under cut to such an extent that the larger company doing the under cutting will lose money on the contract. But these large companies can afford to do that. The small companies can't.
And don't ask how the larger companies will know what their opposition are bidding, after all alls fair in love, war and "business."
Someone bough the FBI a clue.
It's currently in a windowless room being "interviewed."
Nice to see the Royal Navy getting some modern equipment. Not like the rubbish we had when I was in.
DO NOT let him know about Muffin the Mule.
"Freedom and tolerance will win through. It has to."
Err... No Freedom and tolerance doesn't have to win through.
This is an example of a very badly though out comment. Optimistic, but stupid.
just changes the threat axis from fanatics to government.
And there are far more government 'officials' around than fanatics, and they're closer too.
"You don't buy a car, then go and get an engine, some suspension, some wheels, brakes, an exhaust etc"
Don't you! Bugger, that's where I've been doing it wrong.
Nobody likes being told the truth. Managers especially do not like being told that the estimates that they gave to the higher-ups is totally unworkable. Your negative vibes very quickly become career limiting.
As I'm reading this, I'm also reinstalling Win7 Ultimate. Why? because I tried to protect my setup by creating a system restore point. "That's reasonable." You might say. I thought so any way. But, no create system restore crashed. Badly. And took out the OS with it. Bugger.
Still, it can be repaired, I thought (you can see the sparkle of optimism there.) No, after 5 or 6 tries the OS was a Norwegian Blue. It was, a dead parrot. Bugger.
Get the original DVD out then. DVD into the DVD reader and off I go. "Windows can't install on that drive." ???? WHY THE FUCK NOT!!!!
Three more tries. "WINDOWS CAN'T INSTALL ON THAT DRIVE." BUGGER, and fucking sod it!!!!!!!!
Quick search online. many, many, many, MANY, MANY people have had the same problems. I need to disconnect my raid array and DVD drive.
DVD DRIVE!!! that's what my sodding OS is on. fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck. create a USB stick with all the files necessary. And drivers. AHCI drivers need to be preinstalled.
Drag my beast out from its cosy little hidy hole and into the harsh neon light. Off come all of the SATA cables. I try not to drip my tears into the case, I hope that I was successful.
Now this might be a silly question, but which tosser decided that Windows could only be installed on THE ONLY FUCKING DRIVE IN THE MACHINE!!! It must have been a decision of the highest order of fucking stupendous twattery in the OS programming world. What kind of numpty makes every one disable ALL BUT ONE drive in their machines to install an OS. Do Apple make you, no. How about UNIX, well solaris may have come on nearly a hundred floppy disks, but IT DIDN'T MAKE YOU DISABLE ALL BUT ONE DRIVE. Even Linux is smarter than this. No only the fucking tosspots at Microsoft would make you do this.
I have to lie down now.
Ooh, comms dish porn!
And still the basic problem is skipped over. It's not the US companies at fault, it's the US government and its agencies. While the US law states that US companies have to hand over any and every piece of personal data they hold, regardless of the nationality or legal framework under which the data was collected, there can be no safe harbour.
How many Raspberry Pi's would I need to be able to use this?
Peter Barron, the Echo's editor, said: "These allegations are a matter of serious concern – that a police force should apparently go to these lengths to identify the source of a story which was clearly in the public interest. This is surely not what the legislation was intended to do and the fact that Cleveland Police will neither confirm nor deny the allegations adds to our concerns."
That a police force should apparently go to these lengths to identify the source of a story which was clearly not in the police forces interest.
There, fixed it.
"Productionised versions will be fast, quiet, stealthy and possibly..."
Productionised, is that even a word?
"given that one of the advantages of a submarine is it's secrecy, I'm pretty sure a drone sub would have to be able to operate - and complete any attack - while under conditions of radio silence. Meaning the people in those air conditioned cubicles would be blind and deaf at the critical points in a mission."
Not really, the meatsacks in the air-conditioned offices are OK, the enemy know where they are. The can broadcast commands to the drone and it can reply via laser to a satellite quite safely. Haven't you read any Tom Clancy manuals?
"Any ideas on how this hypothetical rock of your is supposed to appear without being visible on sonar? You know, the big active sonar that's on the drone boat?"
No one uses active sonar, that's like broadcasting a few megawatts of "WE ARE RIGHT HERE!" to the world. Active sonar can be detected far further away than it's own echo detection range. So passive sonar is usually used. It's very hard to detect some one listening for you.
And there are far stranger things in the worlds oceans than floating rocks.
Cannataci also argued forcefully that mass surveillance was not the way to handle the threat from terrorism and pointed to a report by the Dutch intelligence services that argues that point. "To get real terrorists, you have to go for good old-fashioned infiltration," he argued, wishing that the security services would spend less money on computers and more on real people who go out and get real, actionable intelligence on what people are up to. "It's time to be realistic and actually examine what evidence shows."
I have commented the same on this forum. Intelligence will only be obtained by getting feet on the ground, getting humans talking to each other. Infiltration is one name for this. Mass surveillance only gives you a mountain of data which machines cannot intelligently analyse.
Many previous terror attacks led to the TLAs saying "We had that data." Only it was data NOT intelligence! they knew about the terrorist, but didn't make the connection to the act. Well hindsight is always 20/20.
This new bill will not make an ounce of difference to the terrorists, but will open up everyone's lives to the worst of all type of gossip, the official snoopers.
And then some one with the "necessary" clearances will leave a laptop or DVD full of data on a train, first class of course. Or, and this is far more likely, the database will be hacked and ALL of the data compromised.
What on Earth has happened to our politicians? Have they been neutered or otherwise lost their balls?
The failure of the Safe Harbor agreement isn't the fault of the companies affected, it is the fault of the government and the government agencies these companies operate under. The current legal requirements for any US based company to hand over any and all data when demanded killed Safe Harbor.
Contractual obligations will not override the US governments demand to get this data, contract do not deny legal obligations. Until these access laws are repealed or modified to a more civilised level, there can be no "Safe Harbour."
Never had your phone nicked have you?
And you're wondering about greedy people being greedy! Why?
Damn, beat me to it.
Brown envelope, small unmarked, nonsequentially numbered bills, Euros preferred.
There is quite a difference between "SQL injection" and "sequential"
I do believe that reporters for the FT have to show a minimum level of competence, unlike Dido of course.
Does Dido actually TALK to her techies at all?
This saga looks like doing immense damage to yak yak.
So, where are the servers located? Or has FB lent RBS the code so they can host it themselves. Umm... I thought not.
The RBS Senior (snigger) management don't seem to have read the news about the safe harbour agreement collapse.
Why do most of the commentards talk about the application layer? The real business logic and MOST of the protections should be at the RDBMS layer. Presentation layer protection, don't make me laugh (or cry really.) There is no way to protect that. The application can easily be spoofed, we are all aware of injection attacks etc, but a properly designed DB will bounce all of the unathorised accesses and log all the details of such attacks.
The problem is that good DBAs aren't cheap, we tend to be a bit shouty and like things done our way, and that's usually the best way. BUT a good DBA can save you millions in cash and public embarrassment.
However as some have pointed out, the senior (i still snigger for I think of this phrase) management are ONLY looking at the bottom line. If they can save a penny a year, they'll go for that option. More in the pot for their bonuses.
Did anyone actually think that the judge would do anything else?
If so I have a nice bridge for sale, only a few, careful owners.
1Kbs, about average for rural BT.
BUT!!! WTF!!!!!!!!! How can...
Words fail me. Its not April fools day is it?
Surely this cannot be legal? If I was their IT manager I wouldn't dare ask any one of them to come back in, not ever.
Seriously whose fucking idiot idea was this. Fire the twat as soon as possible. You DO NOT WANT those people to come back in after treating them this badly.