581 posts • joined 23 Feb 2010
Re: Sounds similar to how my company works
This whole story did make me think "yep, I've had users like that".
Re: hyperlink charges against Barrett Brown?
You can see the video where he allegedly threatens the FBI agent here:
"Icahn is known as "an activist" shareholder"
I did wonder why he was investing in a company he doesn't seem to like very much.
What a grumpy man.
Re: QUOTE: "The Stubilizers all attach using a standard Go-Pro compatible mount. "
So you have the camera attached to your head, and you're worried about someone stealing it? Perhaps you should ride in a slightly safer part of the world, where ever you are now sounds horrible.
Re: hollow legs
They anticipated that the wheels would get punctured, but they thought it would happen at a slower rate than they've seen so far.
Apparently the motors are powerful enough to run with square wheels, although I'd be more worried about loosing the whole wheel.
So the Prosecuter says:
"If the machine crashes in a densely populated area, the consequences could be serious."
And I can see, that yes, in a town it the consequences of crashing could be worse than if he's flying over an empty field, but this is just a quadcopter we're talking about, even if you tried I don't think you could hit more than two people in one crash, and then only if they were stood really close together. Crashing a car would cause much more damage.
Re: 25TB at RAID5? ...
RAID 5 *might* be a problem, but according to the article this box only does RAID 1, 0 and JBOD.
So that's alright then.
And could someone explain to me how you're supposed to do RAID 1 across an odd number of disks?
Re: they're not the biggest mugs. We are
And nobody that you're friends with either right? And you only ever browse the web in incognito mode yeah? Because otherwise Facebook already know your email address and name because they've pulled in all of the address book of one of your friends or family, and now they've just got your phone number as well. They can also manage to drop cookies on your machine on some sites.
They know all the people who are friends with you, and even what they say about you behind your back on facebook.
Just because *you* don't have a facebook account doesn't mean they don't know quite a bit about you already.
Re: While I can't argue with the conclusions in the article
"embrace, extend, extinguish"
Now where have I heard that before?
Exactly, it's not called "Mathmatic".
Re: Test? No problem
The head of a pin is approx 1mm x 1mm. Assuming each bit is 1nm wide one can fit 10^12 bits on the head of a pin, so theoretically you can fit about 116 GB of data on the head of a pin. Each bit would be about 7 atoms across.
Your test is technically possible, carry on.
Re: what is new, exactly?
Hotswappable memory is well into mainframe territory (some of them have hotswappable CPUs as well).
So Intel have (re)invented memory dividers then? Overclockers have been using similar features for years (mainly to slow the RAM down to a speed it can handle when the CPU is clocked up).
The worrying part is that they seem to be sowing some doubts as to the reliability of the "Performance" mode. Why would you use a server that had a BIOS/EFI setting that made the memory not reliable? And if it is reliable for production use, why would you ever use it on the non-Performance setting?
"It has also added in "smart sockets" – sockets that stop butterfingered admins bending the pins on a chip."
Why would you try and install a brand new CPU yourself? And if you did, why would you bend any pins?
(Although I assume that the new Xeons are like the rest of Intel's chips and have the pins on the mobo, not the CPU)
"many sets of 0s and 1s that, for some unknown reason, some people appear to attach a value to"
That's a pretty good description of my bank balance, or indeed any piece of information that's capable of being stored in a digital form.
The music on my harddrive is made up of ones and zeros and I value that, ditto the games I've bought etc.
Information has value, how much a particular bit of information is worth is purely dependant on how much someone is willing to give you for it.
Re: Just curious
Some sites have multiple authors, or you might have an admin login to support a blog set up for someone else.
Re: Windy on Mars?
There's a good article about it here:
Except that the one thing it doesn't mention is the actual radius of the explosion they were expecting. However, the upper limit *if all the fuel went up in one go* was something like half a kiloton, so, I'd want to be a very long way away from that.
Re: The best part
This was apparently part of the reason for his grievances with the police. In Japan once you've been arrested then you are assumed guilty and expected to confess, almost everyone does.
Re: How is iTunes not on this list?
iTunes the distribution network makes Apple approximately all of the money in the world, so I can't really call it a failure.
The piece of software called iTunes however is a blight on this world. Especially the windows version.
Re: It's the Year of Code
I reckon this bloke is already on it:
Depends if they notice that it was someone else's programming hastily bought in and the names changed.
(QDOS >> MSDOS)
I don't know how well the Chromecast works, but XBMC on the Pi is pretty sluggish to use.
Once it's playing it works great, but the lag on the menus is about 5 seconds after each press before there's any reaction.
Re: 1 gigahash
Re: I see some difficulty
The Tor project was originally set up by the US government, and is still partially funded by the US state department.
I've got a phone that can send and receive texts, and do phone calls. Just because it's a smartphone doesn't mean you have to use twitbook for everything.
Re: Looks really impressive
You might want to look at:
Re: False sense of achievement maxed out...
"I wonder what those people would do if they would meet in the streets wearing their war colors..."
From an interview with the two opposing fleet commanders Laz and Manny (http://crossingzebras.com/b-r-the-fc-perspective-transcription/)
"Manny: Laz is a very good dear friend of mine and so, I gave him a pretty good walloping in HED, he returned the favour in B-R. I can promise you that I’ll be trying to engineer or plot a situation where I can pay him back and no matter what we’re going to stay friends.
Laz: EVE does, you don’t have to hate your opponent in EVE. I mean, I know I get along with most of the people I’m fighting right now, and you don’t have to hate them, you don’t have to have some grudge – it can be fun."
Re: I love the smell of Flame Bait on a friday
Mind you, while apple were late to MP3 players, tablet computers, smartphones etc., somehow that annoying smug git in the turtleneck turned out to be quite good a haranguing his whole company into building things that sold really well.
It looks fairly straight forward to change the MAC on a rooted Android phone, does anyone want to swap MAC addresses?
Mines the one with DE:AD:00:BE:EF:00: in the pocket -->
Re: And this is news?
Real IRC log from back in the day:
* bitchchecker (~email@example.com) Quit (Ping timeout#)
* bitchchecker (~firstname.lastname@example.org) has joined #stopHipHop
<bitchchecker> why do you kick me
<bitchchecker> can't you discus normally
<Elch> we didn't kick you
<Elch> you had a ping timeout: * bitchchecker (~email@example.com) Quit (Ping timeout#)
<bitchchecker> what ping man
<bitchchecker> the timing of my pc is right
<bitchchecker> i even have dst
<bitchchecker> you banned me
<bitchchecker> amit it you son of a bitch
<HopperHunter|afk> shit you're stupid, DST^^
<bitchchecker> shut your mouth WE HAVE DST!
<bitchchecker> for two weaks already
<bitchchecker> when you start your pc there is a message from windows that DST is applied.
<Elch> You're a real computer expert
<bitchchecker> shut up i hack you
<Elch> ok, i'm quiet, hope you don't show us how good a hacker you are ^^
<bitchchecker> tell me your network number man then you're dead
<Elch> Eh, it's 18.104.22.168
<Elch> or maybe 127.0.0.1
<Elch> yes exactly that's it: 127.0.0.1 I'm waiting for you great attack
<bitchchecker> in five minutes your hard drive is deleted
<Elch> Now I'm frightened
<bitchchecker> shut up you'll be gone
<bitchchecker> i have a program where i enter your ip and you're dead
<bitchchecker> say goodbye
<Elch> to whom?
<bitchchecker> to you man
<bitchchecker> buy buy
<Elch> I'm shivering thinking about such great Hack0rs like you
* bitchchecker (~firstname.lastname@example.org) Quit (Ping timeout#)
* bitchchecker (~email@example.com) has joined #stopHipHop
<bitchchecker> dude be happy my pc crashed otherwise you'd be gone
<Elch> bitchchecker: Then try hacking me again... I still have the same IP: 127.0.0.1
<bitchchecker> you're so stupid man
<bitchchecker> say buy buy
<Metanot> ah, [Please control your cussing] off
<bitchchecker> buy buy elch
* bitchchecker (~firstname.lastname@example.org) Quit (Ping timeout#)
* bitchchecker (~email@example.com) has joined #stopHipHop
<bitchchecker> elch you son of a bitch
<Metanot> bitchchecker how old are you?
<Elch> What's up bitchchecker?
<bitchchecker> you have a frie wal
<bitchchecker> fire wall
<Elch> maybe, i don't know
<bitchchecker> i'm 26
<Metanot> such behaviour with 26?
<Elch> how did you find out that I have a firewall?
<Metanot> tststs this is not very nice missy
<bitchchecker> because your gay fire wall directed my turn off signal back to me
<bitchchecker> be a man turn that shit off
<Elch> cool, didn't know this was possible.
<bitchchecker> thn my virus destroys your pc man
<Metanot> are you hacking yourselves?
<Elch> yes bitchchecker is trying to hack me
<Metanot> he bitchchecker if you're a hacker you have to get around a firewall even i can do that
<bitchchecker> yes man i hack the elch but the sucker has a fire wall the
<Metanot> what firewall do you have?
<bitchchecker> like a girl
<Metanot> firewall is normal a normal hacker has to be able to get past it...you girl^^
<He> Bitch give yourself a jackson and chill you're letting them provoce you and give those little girls new material all the time
<bitchchecker> turn the firewall off then i send you a virus [Please control your cussing]er
<Metanot> he bitchchecker why turn it off, you should turn it off
<bitchchecker> you're afraid
<bitchchecker> i don't wanna hack like this if he hides like a girl behind a fire wall
<bitchchecker> elch turn off your shit wall!
<Metanot> i wanted to say something about this, do you know the definition of hacking??? if he turns of the firewall that's an invitation and that has nothing to do with hacking
<bitchchecker> shut up
<bitchchecker> my grandma surfs with fire wall
<bitchchecker> and you suckers think you're cool and don't dare going into the internet without a fire wall
<Elch> bitchchecker, a collegue showed me how to turn the firewall off. Now you can try again
<Metanot> bitchhacker can't hack
<Black<TdV>> nice play on words ^^
<bitchchecker> wort man
<Elch> bitchchecker: I'm still waiting for your attack!
<Metanot> how many times again he is no hacker
<bitchchecker> man do you want a virus
<bitchchecker> tell me your ip and it deletes your hard drive
<Metanot> lol ne give it up i'm a hacker myself and i know how hackers behave and i can tell you 100.00% you're no hacker..^^
<Elch> it's easy
<bitchchecker> lolololol you so stupid man you'll be gone
<bitchchecker> and are the first files being deleted
<Elch> i'll take a look
<bitchchecker> don't need to rescue you can't son of a bitch
<Elch> that's bad
<bitchchecker> elch you idiout your hard drive g: is deleted
<Elch> yes, there's nothing i can do about it
<bitchchecker> and in 20 seconds f: is gone
<bitchchecker> tupac rules
<bitchchecker> elch you son of a bitch your f: is gone and e: too
<bitchchecker> and d: is at 45% you idiot lolololol
<He> why doesn't meta say anything
<Elch> he's probably rolling on the floor laughing
<bitchchecker> your d: is gone
<He> go on BITCH
<bitchchecker> elch man you're so stupid never give your ip on the internet
<bitchchecker> i'm already at c: 30 percent
* bitchchecker (~firstname.lastname@example.org) Quit (Ping timeout#)
Re: I don't know.....
At least PLA filament won't clog up and require replacing if you don't print anything for more than five minutes...
The guys are being charged with deliberately selling BTC *knowing* that they would then be used to buy illegal drugs.
Now I know I should assume they're innocent until proven guilty, but given that they were selling the BTC on the SilkRoad forums, my guess is that they did indeed know full well what they were doing. The question is, can the prosecutors prove it? What's the odds these two left a chat transcript somewhere which makes their involvement clear?
This is just a small part of the job which you've already thought of, but just in case:
Once you know the date you're going to move mail servers, around a week before, set the Time To Live on your DNS records to be smaller, perhaps around an hour or so. Then when you make the final changes to your MX records on the day, the DNS change should propagate that much quicker.
Leave the TTL short for a couple of days, in case you need to roll back in a hurry.
Re: Well clearly...
3.2 is "rather dated"? Shit, all the machines I'm dealing with at work are Ubuntu 10.04 so they're all using a 2.6 kernel.
Re: Amazon can't live without opensource
"just look at the financial automated trading desk coders, they've done some impressive real-time system work"
Well we can't look at can we, it's closed source, hence it taking more than a decade for it's fruits to crop up elsewhere.
Re: "pretty much all the IT people in the land and then some"
I've occasionally met people in IT who don't read el Reg. I never trusted those people.
I've personally seen the following types of drives fail within a week of being installed, with no warning:
ie, every manufacturer. I can also think of someone who will swear blind that X manufacturer is rubbish and that only Y can be trusted, for every combination of X and Y (or just read the comments above).
The plural of anecdote is not data.
The furthest point of the comet's orbit is approx 850 million kilometres from the sun. Voyager 1 is about 18,800 million km and Voyager 2 is 15,400 million km, so the two Voyagers are already much further than the little probe will ever get, assuming it stays attached to the comet on it's way past the sun.
Not to belittle what will be a pretty astounding achievement if they can pull off landing and staying attached.
Re: "It's not remotely possible...
If the initial fee was high enough, you could invest it and hopefully the annual interest would be just over the annual running costs (allowing you a small profit). Assuming hosting costs remained static then you'd need a pretty high initial fee.
(using my crap maths skills; if you could get 1% interest then you'd have to charge the customer the equivalent of one hundred years worth of hosting costs up front)
Of course, it would make more sense for the customer to invest the money themselves in the first place and just pay a re-occurring hosting charge from the interest. That way they could move their business should they need to.
Thanks anon, thats one of the best explanations I've seen so far.
Re: obligatory comment...
But if you make it FOSS then you can't charge the government twice for delivering the same pile of cack I mean software again.
Not to mention that the general public could point out bugs, rather than allowing you to charge a lot of money to fix the mess you made in the first place. Oh, and you hardly want everyone being able to see the shoddy excuse for code that you've just delivered do you?
You really have no clue about government procurement. One would almost think that you think the whole point of the process is to provide the government with something that works...
Re: Open question
I know their using a radioactive source to prevent the lander from freezing, but does anyone know if it's being used for power as well?
Re: well done!
Whoever came up with that headline, nice work sir/madam, this is for you --->
Re: In answer to that question
Mind you, the Labs feature that give you a reminder if your email contains the word 'attachment' but you haven't actually attached a file, that one is genius. Forgetting to attach a file is a bit more widespread than forgetting that you don't have someone's email address.
Not to mention, if I don't have someone's email address there's no chance I'll know them on G+.
I've got a 3rd gen Kindle and I picked up a Simple Touch because it was cheap and there's really not much between them. The brand new Kindles have a slightly whiter screen, but it's not something you'd miss.
I've not found a way of buying books for the Nook in the UK, but Calibre makes it easy enough to buy a book from Amazon and have it on my nook within a couple of minutes.
Re: The UK should sign up now
If it's not keeping defence companies afloat with government cash, then there's no way we'll get any in the UK.
"Disable boot from USB"
The ATM manufacturers could disable booting form USB, but some manufacturer will surely just disable USB booting in the BIOS, and then add a BIOS password of 1111, so that the attacker will have to go to the extraordinary lengths of plugging in a USB keyboard first.
On the other hand, if they have accessible USB ports on ATMs, then homeless people will have somewhere to charge up their phones.
Re: Top of the world Ma...
If they can't afford something to block mobile phone signals, I doubt they can afford something to snoop on them. That or they don't get as many kickbacks as running a consultation.
Either way, they're not going to get any femtocells.
Re: And cry you might
Have you ever meat Eadon? You two would get along like a house on fire (in the literal sense that there would be great destruction).
Anyway, I'm not sure what obscure hardware you've been trying to install linux on, but if you try a bog standard Dell or Hp machine, and an up to date distro like Ubuntu you won't have any of those problems.
Even I know this, and I'm a Windows user, I run Windows at home, and support it at work.
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