Re: What's "Dumfounded"?
I think you'd have to go to a jeweller instead if you wish to buy one.
153 posts • joined 11 Dec 2009
I think you'd have to go to a jeweller instead if you wish to buy one.
They don't even appreciate HD, why else would they put up with all these services both streaming and broadcast which provide crappy over-compressed video at 'HD' resolution which looks no better than you'd expect from a DVD or worse. The only reason broadcast HD sometimes looks so good is because they dramatically reduced the resolution of SD channels at the same time in order to make room.
Amazon's 4K streaming bitrate is a pitiful 15Mbps FFS! Yet people are paying for it ...
Yes, they'll buy the TVs because it's "new" and it will look great in the showroom, but the picture quality of what they watch at home won't be any better and they won't care.
"Office's extensive functionality can't possibly cover all scenarios."
Not even something like pulling contact details from Outlook into a document without a VB macro, as per the OP?
Really? You did read the original poster, didn't you, or were you too busy looking for anything remotely critical of the one thing you know how to do?*
Office doesn't have to cover all scenarios, 99% of tasks which are currently attempted using VB Macros are just as basic as those listed by the OP. The rest should be left to those who know what they are doing, with the proper tools and not a language programmed through a WYSIWYG editor. (Yes, you can hand code VB, that's not the point).
* Yes, we've noticed how often you only reply to leap to the defence of VB, .Net and Microsoft in general. Your one man battle against the 'evil' conspiracy by those nasty open source types. Wait ... who first mentioned open source in this thread?
I could build an entire office out of Lego, that doesn't mean it's the right tool for the job.
The fact is that the sorts of basic actions you describe above should not require scripting of any kind. Additionally macros should be restricted to pulling in information from a well designed, restricted APIs, not the apparently unfettered access they currently have to systems. It was criminally bad design by Microsoft, apparently unable or unwilling to create applications which simply worked together the way they ought to, they decided to give their customers the components and told them that "building it yourself" was a virtue and not an abject failure on their part.
VB is a loaded handgun painted in primary colours with the trigger labelled "Pull me!" . It's aimed at precisely those people who aren't capable of using anything more sophisticated and who therefore should never, ever have be allowed such power in the first place.
"1/ They had an idiot CEO that preferred personal convenience over security, giving his passwords out over email. (show me an IT system that can prevent this...)"
Sure, that would be any system which uses two factor authentication (with one-time tokens). i.e. One where simply having the passwords and keys isn't enough to give you access to any of the systems.
While they can do so in most countries, what sets the US apart is that even if the case is frivolous the defendant still ends up out of pocket.
In most civilised countries, the judge would order the plaintiff to pay the defendants legal bills (and other costs) and may even fine them for wasting the courts time. Given that system you don't bring a case to court unless you have a good chance of winning.
Let me clarify that last post, the US administration did not present evidence, nor to my recollection did they even mention, the existence of nuclear weapons in Iraq in the months before the second invasion by allied forces.
Iraq did have a nuclear weapons program at the time of the first gulf war, although they never had a working device. Their nuclear facilities, including their civilian power plants were destroyed by the allies and Israel during that period which ended their nuclear program.
The possibility of nuclear weapons was not the reason for the first war either, that was the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. If the Americans had any interest in finding nuclear weapons they wouldn't have withdrawn from Iraq after just one hundred hours. They drove the Iraqis from Kuwait, pursued the withdrawing Iraqi army briefly across the border and then packed off home again. They didn't spend any time searching for WMDs.
Pascal you're confusing Iraq and Iran. No-one ever said Iraq had nuclear weapons.
Even the 'intel' suggesting that Iran has nuclear weapons is shaky, it's never been substantiated. Iran does have power generating reactors, and they have enriched uranium for use in those reactors but beyond that no-one has ever produced solid evidence that they are gathering weapons grade plutonium for a bomb. They are also a long way off creating ICBMs, long range rockets yes, ICBMs no.
... also because Sharks will naturally swim very close to land (litoral waters), at or near the surface of the water in addition to deeper waters further from the coast - all required for that essential surveillance role. Seeing a Tuna swimming just off a beach or within a harbour would immediately look out of place. Their characteristic fin projects above the water for extended periods, perfect for a camera to grab clear unobstructed shots.
A shark is large enough to carry all the equipment and batteries, but not so large that it can't slip through, or around anti-submarine and anti-torpedo nets.
They could have chosen a dolphin, but that is itself problematic as navies around the world have been training Dolphins to carry out surveillance and plant mines for decades. A lone dolphin swimming around your military vessels and ports would warrant close scrutiny.
"Well, https doesn't encrypt URLs, for one thing. So a snooper can see (the URL of) all pages you visit using https, even if they can't see the content."
As Raumkraut said, that's incorrect. The path and query string are only sent to the server after the secure connection has been established. Perhaps you should reconsider that down-vote?
"the world+dog needs to fix the massive hole that is SSL certificate issuing."
The solution you're looking for exists and is in use already, it's called certificate pinning. It's not a perfect solution, but the situation isn't nearly as bad you as make out.
Furthermore you seem to be arguing that we shouldn't bother locking the front door unless we also put bars on the windows and install an alarm system. There will always be those with the resources to bypass any security, but that doesn't mean we should just give up and let everyone have access to our data.
FFS - No. No experts are required, no cost at all. Go look at the Let's Encrypt (https://letsencrypt.org/) project. Those small sites are almost universally on shared hosting packages which will offer one-click setup via CPanel (or equivalent), most will probably set it up by default.
Please stop the uninformed hysteria. I feel like I've walked into the twilight zone with all the opposition being expressed to the idea of bringing the very security and privacy to internet connections which should have been there from the start.
Think of the children, screw the rest of us.
If you think those school children aren't smarter than you, and haven't already found ways around your filters then you're wrong.
Considering the EFF is launching an entirely free, automated CA in 2015 there will be no potential for existings CAs to cash in.
You no longer need a unique IP to get an SSL certificate. That's what SNI is for.
Yes I have been to Switzerland, more than once. No I've not been to Lugano, although I was in Locarno this summer.
The Wikipedia page on Lugano seems to support my case - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lugano#mediaviewer/File:BancadelGottardo(Botta).JPG
While I grant that down on the lakes there's a definite Italian influence to some of the older buildings, I stick by my description of the newer stuff as "concrete boxes".
Just travel a couple of miles down the Lakes into Italy and the contrast in the towns couldn't be greater.
The Swiss mountain villages are an entirely different matter, those are incredibly pretty. Once you get to the towns of any significant population though ...
Switzerland is indeed in the running for the most boring country in the world. Even their towns and cities are spectacularly dull, grey seas of bland concrete boxes.
Only if the file sizes and decompression speed are better than PNG, I can't find any comparisons on their website.
Sorry but I'm going to keep using PNGs for my GUIs, after all to actually display them they all need decompressing to bitmaps at which point they consume identical amounts of memory. Anyone who uses JPEG for a GUI is just sacrificing fidelity for the sake of saving a small amount of disk space.
It will be interesting to see how well the lossless option of BPG works in comparison to PNG. I note that's not one of the comparisons they do on the website.
Can we have some screenshots of what it's supposed to look like? I very much doubt it's exactly what I'm seeing, because that looks like something from over a decade ago, low res, sparse and hard on the eyes, but who knows?
What's immediately apparent is that there is no anti-aliasing on any of the text (was fine before). This is in Opera 26 (Chromium) on linux.
Ion engines aren't THAT slow. The Dawn probe has been zipping around the solar system on it's ION engines since it's launch in 2007. After a year of studying Vesta in 2011, it set course for Ceres and is due to arrive in 2015. By comparison to that journey, a small orbit change for a satellite is nothing.
Right, AES_GCM or Camellia, with ECDHE is what everyone should be using.
Running your site through https://www.ssllabs.com/ssltest/index.html is always a good idea. Anything less than an A is a poor performance. A+ is possible without making any compromise except for excluding IE6 and some combinations of XP + IE8.
The advantage of DHE based ciphers is forward secrecy* which has got to be a Good Thing™?
In fact I wouldn't want to use any Payment/Banking system which didn't support cutting edge security. Unfortunately the PCI requirements are updated so slowly that they are out of date by the time they are published.
My online banking (Barclays) security is a joke. RC4, no forward secrecy, no strict transport security headers, sha1 signatures, no stapling, no TLS fallback prevention, ssl v3 still supported ...
I'm cynical about the sample size of that survey if the average was that low ...
I'd assume this is pretty standard for all companies giving devices which depend heavily on paid content to reviewers. Are they expected to spend their own money buying content to test the device. The Fire Phone (and iphone), but particularly the Fire phone, is all about purchasing apps, books, music and watching subscription videos from Amazon, how can you really review them without doing those things?
I don't use twitter, why is knowing the character limit important and who cares?
Who the hell is Sheryl Sandberg? Internet leader?? Non-entity more like.
Again, I don't use Facebook, I don't care about Facebook or it's history. I saw "The Social Network" but I guess it was a forgettable film as I don't remember much about it.
The iPhone answer was just a lucky guess. What does that have to do with the the 'Web'?
So does that make me an internet ingnoramous? I mean I'm apparently one of just 9% who used Mosaic in the early nineties, but I know less about the internet and WWW than someone whose total experience comes from the Twitter and Facebook apps on their iPhone?
Where are the real questions? These are just trivial fluff.
The other way around surely?
I think it was the early 90s when I visited. I seem to recall the visitors centre being moderately interesting, but the dishes were the main attraction. I was lucky though, I grew up close to Jodrell Bank and saw those dishes regularly and they dwarf 'Arthur'. The Lovell telescope is three times larger.
It's the obvious answer, surely?
The electrician helpfully noted that those cables are normally shielded, but if they've been damaged then that shielding is compromised. London is experiencing a lot of problems with underground power cables lately, with multiple explosions as water gets into damage connections. This would then explain why they are now digging up the street and why they turned off power to the street while doing the work.
I see an early surge in votes for Marvin, but I'm sure most of those are people thinking of the alternate, non-film, versions of Marvin. IMHO while Marvin was the best bit of the film, that's really not saying much ...
Assuming you are doing more than 30mph, an airbag alone won't save you from potential lethal injury. If you don't believe me google it, there are a few youtube videos showing the result of no seatbelt + airbag, plus the odd article/paper on the subject. All airbags are designed to work in conjunction with a seatbelt, not as an alternative to wearing one.
Assuming you don't sustain a head injury, there's a high risk of neck, back and leg injury as you slide off your seat and into the footwell, something that's only made more likely because of the airbag.
The only way you'd hit the windscreen is if you weren't wearing a seatbelt, and if you're not wearing a seatbelt and the airbag fires you're likely to die anyway.
> This seems like a compelling argument... until you remember that the basic human nature would prevent 99.999% of those who paid $8.95 for it from mass-producing them and giving them away for free.
Yes, but then it only takes 1 person to put a drm stripped copy on bittorrent from which a hundred thousand (or more) copies are made. While basic human nature makes us less likely to give something away free when we've paid for it, it also means we are less likely to pay for something that can be had for free.
Forgive me, but if you're in $FOREIGN_COUNTRY you're not going to be shopping online much are you? Services are a bit different, but it still seems like you're being a bit pedantic.
I'm not really in favour of using phones for 2FA either, but the original posters comment about a PAYG sim being a 'rip off' just seems like complete rubbish. It's only expensive if you use it a lot, but the original poster clearly wouldn't use it very much since they manage to get by without a phone at all.
How is a free PAYG sim from Three a 'rip-off'?
Moreover how are calls charges of 3p a minute, texts at 2p and data at 1p/MB a rip-off either? Assuming you ever use the thing? I put £10 on mine months ago and despite periodically checking my emails via 4G and making the odd call I've still got over £7 on there.
"half decent ones look for a pulse and blood vessels"
Which I've seen defeated countless times by simply placing your finger behind the photocopy of a fingerprint (or a latex print created by the same).
In fairness to the BBC, it seems a lot of sites are confusing the issues. Many are referring to the TLS bug as 'Winshock' however it seems that name was first applied to the more critical buffer overflow issue in Internet Explorer CVE-2014-6332 (severity rating of 9.3 out of 10). Some articles even acknowledge that they are different issues but still imply a link between them.
An article I read, I believe the BBC one, said that it was found by IBM researchers.
So you're suggesting that this bug in Windows code arose because Microsoft were copying an open source TLS implmentation in 1995? Yes, the bug is that old. Why isn't the open source TLS stack that they copied also vulnerable?
If, as you allege, Microsoft have been just copying their code from free open source projects since the mid nineties, then why are you paying for Windows?
Which logo are we talking about? AFAIK their logo is just their name (a dictionary word) in capital letters, which isn't particularly distinctive, but neither is it a 'squiggly line' as stated in the article. Are they trying to trademark a different logo?
AKA shared hosting
They pretty much have already stuck up two fingers to the committee by telling everyone where they can find uncensored pictures and then lampooning the whole censorship issue with their 'redacted' image? What better way to point out the stupidity of the D-Notice than to completely subvert it without actually breaking it?
Nirvana would be a round connector that works at all angles, 360 degrees and just not 2.
For PCIe you at least need access to the inside of the machine, which isn't the case for firewire or thunderbolt. It would be a problem for an external express card slot on a laptop.
I wonder why four people down-voted, there's nothing inaccurate about saying the DMA of firewire is a huge security risk. It's hardware level access which cannot be disabled by software, and cannot even be disabled by the BIOS on some motherboards. Apple fans maybe?
It's the console you see at the top of the picture, it folds away there to allow easy access to the seats then swings down in front of the two forward seats where it's reachable by the pilot and co-pilot.
There's a video of Elon Musk demonstrating it at the unveiling a few months back
I'm unfamiliar with that reference, but I'm curious?
They also say that it accepts an SD card, which the original didn't. Although that was added in the later 4G model.
Well? Can it move the chair and bin out from under the desk to vacuum there? Can it pick up the laundry basket or the rugs so as not to choke to death on the frilly edge? Can it climb stairs or clean beneath the cushions on the sofa? Well of course it can't, so you'll need to go around after it with a second vacuum cleaner to do all the bits that it missed.
I guess if you've got lots of money and little time for chores then it's a great idea. But if you've got the money why wouldn't you pay someone to come in and clean instead? It creates a job in this country instead of China and a human being has none of these limitations, plus they can do whole load of other jobs too.
Uh no that was Queen.
Why would the atheists/humanists want to upvote a comment that suggests atheism is a 'collective delusion' in order to 'redress the balance'? The balance is already in their favour.