Re: the server was older
a quick look at the image of Hillary's disk (depicted above) shows the 40-pin IDE/Parallel ATA interface.
Looks like Nephew-ware to me...
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a quick look at the image of Hillary's disk (depicted above) shows the 40-pin IDE/Parallel ATA interface.
Looks like Nephew-ware to me...
I struggle to see how the profit-lite micro-blogging site would be folded into Google's empire. It's simply the wrong fit.
Kelly, I was thinking the same thing. I'm also thinking that maybe the FTC may want to consider rejecting this acquisition, it's such an expansion of The Google Empire (cue Darth Vader theme).
Easy, dmacleo, you'll burst a gasket, and that transphobia ain't doing your mental health any favors.
Easy, @skeptical i, you're missing the point, and your anti-Americanism isn't doing your mental health any favors.
Why should Manning get government paid elective surgery, when returning soldiers can't get government-paid life-saving surgery?
It's a matter of priorities. Which is more important? I could tell you the story of a veteran two blocks over from my me that died waiting for the bureaucracy to approve his treatments, but you don't really give a damn, do you? I'm sure you'd accuse his mother of having transphobia for agreeing with @dmacleo.
>The people agitating for this law are the r******d sorts that think their liberty >includes the right to oppress.
Um, @JEDIDIAH, that's a pretty bold statement. Most people seem to feel the law was just worded wrong. So you're going to have to supply some proof that what you ranted is exactly what the people wrote this intended, and this it isn't an "unintended consequence".
I'm shocked, shocked, that gambling is going on in this establishment!
Not fuses, but surge or overvoltage protection. Any halfway-decent engineer would have put in surge protection (costs less than a pound) or overvoltage protection (costs a few pence more) into the smart meter.
Ergo, the people that designed these things were not halfway-decent engineers.
Bet you never knew when you were ordering a Dominos pizza that you were not getting a real pizza, did you?
EVERYONE who has ordered a Dominos pizza knew they were not getting a real pizza!
All this means is that the lawyers get rich, Congress will get lobbyists carrying brown envelopes, and customers will get screwed in the end.
All very true. But at the heart of the matter is this: Can the FCC issue "regulations" that have the force of law? Initially groups like the FCC, FTC, SEC, etc. would issue advisories. But now they are issuing regulations, which are suddenly treated the same as laws, effectively bypassing the legislature and President.
I'd like to see SSL added to the forum. At least for the username and login - DUH!. But I'd also like the option for SSL when posting and viewing comments. This is especially important for those of us that use this website from a place of business, which we all know are monitored more and closely these days. Web habits seems to be of intense interest to employers.
Monitoring software has the ability to flag an employee who is visiting a web page with too many curse words and SSL would protect us.
Same here - it's very strange that this site does not have SSL. Even the user login and password has no SSL and that is EXTREMELY disturbing!
It's not rocket science to add SSL to the entire site. So I'm wondering if the omission is on purpose.
“There were some cyber responses to North Korea,”
That's all that was said, and @skelband thinks that means the USA shut down NORK's internet?
This Reg article has more guesses than a Wikipedia page.
Just that basic description is enough of a start to any real electronic engineer.
That's what I was thinking. You've got small SMPS chips today that don't need an external inductor, and high density supercapacitors that can fit inside a medium to large USB stick.
There's plenty of you software developers out there but it's us hardware engineers that keep the real secrets.
Mattel's servers don't hold the conversations Hello Barbie records, ToyTalk does, and the startup has stated explicitly that the audio will never be used for advertising purposes.
...adding, "We're a startup company, we don't need the millions and millions that advertising to children will bring us. Trust us, suckers! Muahahahaha!"
Do we need a third OS? “Of course! Consumers and carriers want selection and do not want to be beholden to any one or two specific platforms,” IDC research manager Ramon Llamas told us.
While personally I like the idea, from a marketing point of view I have to disagree. For technology, for the BROAD-BASED marketiplace, consumers (sheeple) just want two choices. That's why there is PC and Mac, Apple and Android, Amazon and eBay, etc. It's unfortunate, but true.
Meanwhile, Chinese PC giant Lenovo has been shipping laptops with American spyware...
You seem to imply that the nationality of the spyware is of consequence. Truth is manufacturers of spyware and viruses, like all criminals, have no nationality or loyalty. What's important is that Lenovo made the deliberate decision to include spyware in their computers.
From it's approval as inclusion of listed software, to it's passing pre-production QA, to it's final approval as the loaded software package with a security certificate signed as Bank of America, the Chinese company Lenovo made the deliberate decision to include spyware.
Chinese comms kit giant Huawei plans to try to woo American consumers in a marketing blitz promoting its mobes and wearables in the US – a country where it has failed to expand thanks to national security concerns expressed by the President Obama.
Meanwhile, Chinese PC giant Lenovo has been shipping laptops with spyware since last year, signed with a security certificate that impersonates Bank of America.
Article: Firefox, which seems to be sliding further into irrelevancy every day...
m0rt: "Will Firefox quite copying Chrome's "users are morons" approach and stop dicking around with the GUI?"
The first quote is a consequence of the second. It's a rude surprise when you update Firefox and find another useful feature is gone. The whole "we know better than our users" attitude from Firefox is truly annoying.
NXP has seen unexpected loss of sales since they lost focus on 8-bit microcontrollers. Despite what you may have read, those of us in the industry still see 8-bit MCU sales growing faster than 32-bit.
There is some doubt as to whether the FTC will approve this buyout.
What happens if the location services are turned off (assuming of course a clean phone).
Without GPS active, your location can still be determined by triangulation between three cell towers.
This validates all the paranoia some people felt when IBM sold ThinkPad to a company in communist China.
But does anyone actually believe what Samsung are saying?
I don't believe any company that collects personal data.
And who gets the stupid hat when not-a-single-person buys it?
C'mon, people will buy this. Poor stupid people buy pet rocks, rich stupid people buy $10,000 ethernet cables.
Remember, there's one born every minute!
Bassi is keen to point out that the raw data is stored on the local device and only aggregate, general data is encrypted and transmitted.
Ha ha ha ha ha!
Likewise, he assures us that the microphone is only able to tell if there is noise or not: it can't tell what you are saying
...he said with an evil laugh.
One for the Darwin awards...
"We will use your data any way we want to. Period"
We receive information about you and your activities on and off Facebook from third-party partners, such as information from a partner when we jointly offer services or from an advertiser about your experiences or interactions with them.
Plain English translation: "We will do as we damn well please."
Verizon takes customer privacy seriously...
The three biggest lies in the world:
1. The check is in the mail,
2. I'm from the government and I'm here to help you, and
3. We take our customer's privacy seriously
"Anyone starting up a new video service?" she asked.
Rumor has it Twitter will be starting a video service. They are the only ones that can get away with it because they already have enough users, 280 million and counting.
Not just music & video rights. Images, documents, personal information and your first born.
And more than that. Ever read the book 1984? Google wants control for control's sake. Power for the sale of power. People that think like that are the ultimate evil.
It doesn't stop until they can decide who lives, and who dies. Or being banned from the internet - forever.
Because the White House radar is designed to spot larger threats, such as aircraft or missiles, the drone passed right on by.
Thanks for sharing this information with the Moody Drone Pilots of D.C.
Maybe instead of an investigation, the White House might want to upgrade their radar?
Russell Crowe made a comment about banking 'bail-outs' seven or so years, he said something like 'Why don't they divide it up and just give x thousand dollars to every member of the population.'
There's something to be said for that. Most of the bailout money did go directly to the richest 1%. When you do the math, for the total amount the U.S. Congress spent on "bailouts", you could give each household in the USA $14,000.
In my home experience you can't move, or reinstall, on a new motherboard. Even the W7 Retail seemed to have cloning protection that limited any hardware changes, including a new disk, to one every three months
In Win XP you can move to new hardware by a nice hack.
Clone the original HD, put new HD back in the original hardware, boot, say a prayer then open Device Manager and delete all system devices and drivers (ouch!). POWER OFF the machine (do not shutdown Windows), then put new HD in new hardware. After a few reboots, you're in new hardware. Works most of the time, if it doesn't, that's why you saved your original HD.
why is the US intel community disclosing source and methods just to bolster the credibility of its explanation for the Sony hack?
Because it's to Sony's benefit.
It's better for Sony stockholders if they believe Sony was up against a powerful state-sponsored attack from an evil nation, rather than admit Sony's security was the equivalent of a screen door for a submarine hatch and (this part is true) only one technical person at Sony was tasked with internet security while multiple security analysts told Sony their security system should be nicknamed The Titanic.
I'm still on 27, too. I shouldn't have to use addons to replace functionality they took away, it's not a stable solution. Also, on or about FF32 it broke compatibility with custom toolbars we have been using since FF3.
You can torture statistics to mean anything. And if you play on peoples fears you can force them into action they wouldnt rationally choose.
And if you're really good at this you have a career in politics.
"The agency is no longer collecting bulk telephony metadata from US service providers" a DoJ spokesperson noted in the political blog The Hill.
...adding, "Trust us, we wouldn't lie to you TWENTY times in a row, would we?"
The director of the FBI has defended his bureau's claim that the hacking attack against Sony Pictures was the work of the North Korean government – saying skeptics "don't have the facts that I have."
...adding "Trust us, we wouldn't lie to you TEN times in a row, would we?"
Apple negotiates very hard on price. So hard that careless manufacturers make a loss - on a huge scale.
That's exactly what Apple does. And what Apple just discovered, just like Amazon and General Motors, is that building chips is massively more difficult than writing software.
Samsung knows the value of their chip design and manufacturing and they charge market value for it. It takes skill, experience, and experience (yes, I wrote it twice) to design and manufacture something as advanced as an A9. Apple demanding wafer-thin margins isn't going to budge Samsung.
I've seen this before. Apple demands on paying an absurdly low price for the A9's, "or else". Samsung calls Apple's bluff and refuses. Apple then thinks they can make the chips themselves, and in the process they discover that talented 14nm design engineers are very rare, as they piss away half a a billion dollars designing an A9 that doesn't work.
After a feeble attempt to find another supplier, a humiliated Apple goes crawling back to Samsung, who can now charge more money for the A9's.
It means that they have no dick...
Well that's what I heard.
(anyone get the movie reference?)
Sony execs could best spend the Christmas period reflecting not on how much IT costs their business, but upon how much they have cost their business by trying to cut costs in IT.
In an ideal world, yes. But in the cold reality of the movie business, I'm sorry to say that what you will see, in the very near future, is Sony execs voting themselves obscenely-massive multi-million dollar bonuses.
This is what corporations do when the Company appears to be on the brink of bankruptcy, which Sony will soon face (due to lost business, lawsuits, etc). Corporate officers take as much money as they can so the employees can't get it. Take a look at what Wall Street firms did in the 2008 crash.
There will be no guilt, no remorse from Sony executives. Instead there will be a giant sucking sound as the greedy corporate vampires of Sony's top brass sucks all the cash out of the dying company.
Until corporate officers are held PERSONALLY RESPONSIBLE for hacks, privacy violations, etc. this sort of thing will continue.
BTW, we are faced with the problem here that they want to change the law to something that we all think is wrong. It's like with banksters, they (mostly) don't break the laws, the laws are just plain wrong. In a democracy the laws now must be changed.
In a democracy, the winner is whomever has the most money.
In this case, the winner will be the side that has the best lobbying group, regardless of the law. I know, it sucks, but that's the world we live in.
It's quite possible that their IT people tried and tried and tried to get Sony's upper management to invest in proper security, but their business case analyses were rejected and they were told to go away.
I see it as a form of Corporate Darwinism.
The fittest companies have management that is intelligent enough to invest in IT security.
The unfit lack the intelligence, and so these companies will die away.
It's telling that this year many utility companies (gas, electric, etc) were unable to get "hacked insurance" because audits revealed their security was so embarrassing they could not get insurance at any cost.
These NORK idiots just made it my patriotic duty to go see this movie.
There is really no firm evidence that N. Korea was behind this hack. It's unlike them to not take credit - that is, if N. Korea did this it would be typical of them to proudly and openly take credit for the hack. They have never been coy.
And it is to Sony's advantage to paint this as coming from NORK.
Personally, I would not financially support Sony's incompetence by seeing this movie, or any Sony movie in theater or disc.
15 whole million? I bet they are quaking in their boots ...
That's about half-a-day's profits to Google.
When I had Comcast they had the same. Except that when you disabled it, after a few weeks it would re-enable itself while the box for disable was still checked.
At first Comcast made me jump through hoops to disable - multiple levels of telephone support where EACH level told you to restart your PC, restart your modem, clear your cache, clear your DNS, etc. You would tell them you just did it and they would say "this is the procedure in front of me". Each level of tech support made you do this until I discovered from a neighbor that worked for Comcast that it was done on purpose to discourage you from disabling it. They would annoy into giving up.
I finally got it permanently disabled by going full Rainman techno-geek on one particularly difficult and condescending support guy. I mindlessly talked about DNS hijacking, routing tables, etc. When they asked me to reboot my computer I would quickly ask "soft reboot or hard reboot? Do you know the difference? Won't a reboot clear my DNS cache secondary lookup table (I was just making up technical phrases)" I spoke so fast and refused to hang up or let him end the call. I finally made myself so difficult that he permanently disabled it!!!
"Please don't post the truth that leaked. It gets in the way of the lies we sell."
- Sony Entertainment
it had cancelled most of the orders placed on the items that had wrongly been marked with a 1p price tag.
I thought Amazon was supposed to honor those purchases?
For the past two years, there is a book I have kept in my "Saved for Later" list that I watch fluctuate between $8.00 and $800.00. I'm sure Amazon would be happy to rip off any chumps that paid $800 for the thing.