Re: Shit browser gets hacked
Good job people are using this modern supported version of the OS rather than the doom laden unsupported XP
5963 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Good job people are using this modern supported version of the OS rather than the doom laden unsupported XP
Suppose you had a contract with one of the big 3 suppliers.
And you hadn't negotiated an upfront price for "government close down pages" and you were forced to have one - how much do you think they would charge ?
Yes but these aren't "embedded" embedded, they are regular PCs running CNC machines, assembly lines, weather stations, alarm systems etc etc - lots of machines that people have forgotten about, central IT don't know exist and might be on the internet
It's very hard for a company that makes hardware to give up being a "real company that makes things" for being a mere service provider.
c) say that if you aren't paying any taxes in this country you can't use any of it's services.
Assuming you friended the NSA !
So now who has the worlds biggest collection of under-age self photographs then.
Message to engineering staff:
Half of you are fired, the other half will be redundant in a month when the lawyers take over.
Now we need you to all concentrate on getting this revolutionary new bit of complex enterprise software out of the door.
Now CEOs will be going on a retreat to Hawaii to find out why employee moral is low.
With the added benefit of sharing all your corporate plans with Google, and all their advertisers, and the NSA, and all their freinds.
Not as ironic as the head of a hippie-Jesus church asking him to bless a nuke sub and all who sail in her!
There is a slight difference between getting to space and getting to orbit.
The small matter of accelerating 21,000MPH and then slowing again.
There are zero recorded incidents of a nuclear weapon being used in the commission of a crime - but the fuss that the local police make when you try and build one ....
Buy (£29) South Yorkshire
Wouldn't invisible ninjas in combination with a monorail lead to a large number of industrial accidents ?
Evil super-villian workplace safety regulations would require your ninjas to wear hi-vis jackets
They can advertise to users without breaking the law.
VW sends me ads, it knows a bought a car from them and might buy another. It does not need to track everywhere I drive, who I am with, who I talk to and what shopping I put in my VW to do that.
They pulled out of china because of US political pressure and their image with their US customers - "Advertise with Google, the company that sends more users to concentration camps than any other search engine"
Standing up at a US company meeting and saying: "we are handing Europe back to Microsoft because they wont let us spy on customers there, don't be evil (tm)". Is hardly going to go down as well.
It's not like the NSA would share their access to the data with law enforcement without a warrant.
Really ? Most of us just read it for the pictures
If it has a half-life of 10^5 years you don't need to get rid of it - the activity is so low you can use it as landfill
Hence - the most dangerous thing in any army = " a 2nd lieutenant with a compass"
In this case the US spyplane was a KC135 (ie 707) electronic eavesdropper rather than an SR71 - which they would never have been able to catch anyway.
The logs between the fighter pilots and their control are interesting, along the lines of "shoot down a civil airliner over neutral waters - are you serious?", very similar to the US fighters intercepting airliners after 9/11.
Nobody is saying the USSR were nice, or even that Stalin was noticeably better than Hitler.
But that in the 40s and 50s the USA had a very different idea about the desirability, winnability, and impact of a WWIII than the Russians - is pretty well accepted in military history.
The good side of this was that the USSR was less keen on hosting Stalingrad-2 than the USA was on performing Hiroshima-the sequel. The bad side was that it led to a Soviet high command so paranoid that many believed WWII had been a setup between UK/USA/Nazi against them and the UK vs Germany was a mere side show for forms sake.
It's also what NATO did with civilian aircraft and ships at the time.
Trawlers used to leave Hull for the Arctic with more antennea than fish
The Korean aircraft was unlucky that there WAS an American spy plane following close behind it that night watching a soviet missile test but the Americans forgot to inform the airliner that it was off course.
Presumably the TSA will now check the motorists for nail clippers and make them put 2oz bottles of eye drops into plastic bags - before allowing them onto the runway ?
I just edited it out - should have replaced it with an ad for one of the internet's more gynecological offerings
I did offer to help them look for one once - I mean it weighs 60tons and is bright Orange, can't be too hard.
Their standard "delay less than 30mins" claim when they can't say if it's taken off from the last destination yet.
The club accepted the card in good faith, they trusted the American Express and Oracle names on the card.
There is no question that the card was genuine and the holder was entitled to it.
Why is the store liable for Oracle's internal expenses policy?
If I buy a big screen TV and my wife says no - I can't just refuse to pay Best Buy because the expense wasn't authorised.
Batteries are large and in a limited range of shapes
They need mechanical contacts cause pollution, are difficult to recycle and mean you get hit with all sorts of extra packaging/labelling/shipping/disposal requirements.
If you wanted to print a disposable sensor with electronic polymers and only need a tiny bit of juice this could be useful
Prosumer for a high valued user who demands highest performance but is paying for the device themselves rather than having it supplied to them seems a perfectly valid, precise and useful term.
If you want to criticize misused words - "Professional" is from to profess or swear to become part of a guild - not something that even the most hardened of developers do. Consumer is from to consume, to eat up or to destroy - which is perhaps more accurate.
It used to be a lot more common in the 60s/70s when planes landed at Shannon to refuel
Somebody would get off the plane from which ever 3rd world country was currently being fscked, claim asylum and be given an Irish passport and a bus ticket to Dublin ferry terminal pretty much on the spot.
There is a fascinating bio of an irish civil servant where he explains the Father Ted-ness of Irish politics in the era.
I don't think a passport will be required for visiting Birmingham
Of course if they ever build the extension to Leeds then they will need a way to keep people out
You can't "close the border" ...due to the fact that it was originally the same country.
There are probably a few Germans who would disagree
VmWare is a large US company that relies on lots of government sales and contracts - of course you can trust them ;-)
If you were a suit would you pick a solution from the world's most trusted supplier of security products. With the initials of the guys that invented public-key encryption (sort of).
Or would you trust your business to some communist free stuff off the internet written by hackers in Russia or Oregon or somewhere?
Which would you choose tomorrow?
If RSA knowingly published a weakened crypto system for 5 years and are only now admitting it - how many of their other libraries are compromised?
It's not like the NSA ceased being naughty in 2007.
Why would anyone continue to use any RSA product?
I know Microsoft and Goolge also cooperated - but it's impractical for a company to drop them. But the only point of buying security products from a company like RSA is trust - if you can't trust them then why buy it?
Yes - you would be much better using a hardware random number generator. Like the one Intel builds into it's chips and which the NSA also "helped design" and which Intel won't let you see the details of ....
And they didn't exactly help themselves.
Apple might take 40% of your app sales, but at least they have a way of you getting 60%
Between BB's appalling tools, their flip-flopping on native vs flash and their announcements of a new OS which would make all your existing app development obsolete - just we aren't telling you when or what in advance. And a development sign up process that seemed like something out of an adventure game - they didn't make it easy for people.
If their business model was that BBM was the only app that was really going to be supported on their phones - they should have just said so.
The HP founding garage at 367 Addison Avenue in Palo Alto is a historical site .
Given that it's arguably the birth place of silicon valley it seems reasonable - whatever you think of their pricing of printer ink.
the TL;DR version:-
The American dream
You mean the wee-frees whose website is closed on Sundays?
No, I've never heard of them and certainly wasn't being ironic.
That's because Scotland doesn't have a bunch of radical Presbyterian fundamentalists - like the CoE
Tell me about it. We have a new company name from an expensive branding agency which "envisions the qualities of ...." whatever the company is about.
The fact that it's a made up word they could get the .com for is completely coincidental
>major property crimes
Steal a wallet with $10 at gun point, nobody cares
Steal an iPhone worth $500.01 and it counts toward the crime statistics.
So the Police cheif gets fired because "major" crime went up.
So the police shoudl just shoot fanbois - a win for everyone
Ok punk hand over your wallet and your phone.
Is it an iPhone?
Now go to system->about->version, Oh I see it's 7.01, well I want be able to use that, here have your phone back sorry to have bothered you.
> I will admit salad cream is still better.
Salad cream was invented as a way of detecting Fench spies:
"Here have some salad"
"Zank you very much Mr Fellow English Person"
"Now put this on it"
"Argghh non - I admit it I'm French, please don't make me eat that...."
Always seemed a brilliant business proposition.
Hello Mr boring 3rd tier bank/airline/phone company - nobody has ever heard of you on the internet, so buy some of the Virgin brand. All the cool kids will go there and every time beardy does something daft in a balloon you get the publicity.
You understand how to run a bank/airline/phone company -we understand how to keep the brand in the headlines - everybody wins.
I though VM, like all beardy's other businesses was just a marketing front end for another major player?
Here VM is just Rogers for the cool kids at a lower price.
Wasn't it the same for Virgin Megastores, Money and airline?
After impossible speed ?
You have to go to plaid