Re: passwords can be brute-forced in moments
You're just telling us that so you can use your sugar bowl as a honey trap.
1014 posts • joined 24 May 2007
You're just telling us that so you can use your sugar bowl as a honey trap.
Looks like planet Earth is blue. Is there anything we can do?
... I see what you are getting at- if these so-called pictures are real, WHY CAN'T WE SEE THE SHADOW OF THE SATELLITE??????
I think, although it is silly and it does still feature Clara, that this series has done a better job than any of it's recent predecessors. Capaldi is growing into the role nicely and the writing seems at least a tiny bit less irritating.
I have had Flash crash out repeatedly on the Reg site, often as a result of ads on their homepage as far as I can tell. It's good of them to be recommending that we do the right thing, even if it must hit their own advertising revenues.
Also "iPlayer" is a brilliant name, once you realise it's not only a video playback tool, it's one that relies on the IP layer.
"Nuclear werewolves of the Ukraine" is a great title for something. Hopefully a documentary, but I'd settle for a postrock album.
With the kids these days it's all neutrino this and neutrino that, nobody even talks about the old trinos any more.
Quantum computing is approaching fast, but we don't know where it is.
Or we do know where it is, but we don't know whether or not it is approaching fast.
I don't know how one would remove an entirely useless third of the population, although I did hear that a giant space-goat was likely to eat the sun, so maybe we should design an escape strategy for *cough* everyone.
As a programmer, it would be nice to have the opportunity to work on the DAVINCI code.
But it was Cyber in 1998. I don't want cyber-reality because I'm not running a freaking Geocities site.
"Cyber" - why does this word still exist. It's a weird nineties throwback. Nobody does "cyber" any more. The need for robes and wizard hats is greatly reduced.
Given the exchange rate last time I was out that way, that fifty might account for most of the $93000 right there.
Super Cali legalises perverts eye-in-sky buzz?
IF ONLY there had been someone around with a piece of equipment that could have been used for knocking a small object back into the sky, this whole sorry affair would have been avoidable. I look forward to the time when this type of equipment is available at all tennis matches.
I had noticed that happening but hadn't figured out the cause. The insistence on Messenger particularly irritates me as I like to have a phone battery life of more than four hours and Facebook Messenger appears to prohibit that.
I disagree actually, I would say they need to be better than not using them. However I doubt that any of the data tools around are better than nothing at all, let alone better than a well designed marketing strategy based by regular market research. At some point they will be, but then they'll end up in the market researchers' toolbox anyway.
The thing about software like this is that, in general, it doesn't work very well on real world data. Real data is complicated, untidy and it is very hard to turn it into anything informative even if you know how to interpret language and tie together the data in this excel spreadsheet, that long-abandoned CRM database, another database which someone made as a spreadsheet because they don't know what databases do, and that huge archive of word documents and scanned PDFs.
Even working with curated and well designed data, big data inference tools are as likely to be stumped or to raise spurious correlations which require a lot of statistical knowledge to verify or disprove.
I anticipate a long chain of disappointed customers and a start-up selling software that never quite does what their sales team claim until they run out of rubes to sell to and quietly vanish beneath the waves.
Apparently Ashley Madison have a girlfriend "but she goes to another school."
You don't ask the BOFH to list only the good things that come to his mind about his mother.
Wait, so it wasn't called Penis Island but the young children's TV Show "Bod" does translate as Penis? THIS IS A FAR BIGGER STORY!
Won't somebody think of the children? I mean, they're not children now, obviously, they're me and maybe a fair few other readers here. But maybe we wouldn't all be reading stories about penis islands if we hadn't been subliminally assailed with Scottish knobbery from an early age!
"As well as the usual dried food and water for the orbiting outpost's crew..."
I guess they must save a lot of space by sending up dried water.
"Eternity was mentioned frequently, and you can’t get more life-enhancing than that, surely."
They are onto a winner here. What could be more life-enhancing than the fact that from the perspective of any sufficiently long timescale our lives are no more than the tiniest flicker, of no possible impact or value, just a momentary sputter of energy in the endless river of meaningless dust.
Thanks Yamaha, my life feels a lot enhanced.
Contractors are usually on fairly strong contracts ( there in the name ) and if it proves to be from an ex-contractor they will have an immediate recourse to law and will be able to sue them to the limits of their finances and then also to the limits of their insurance cover.
Good point. Except that there is no evidence that misogynists ( of whom there seems to be a bafflingly huge number relative to a handful of actual misandrists ) need any help at all in making themselves look like repugnant imbeciles. They seem to actively enjoy it, in the same way that American conservatives do. Maybe it's just the new fashion with the young people and whathaveyou. Probably in a few years they'll look back and be as cringingly embarrassed by their antics as we are witnessing them.
My organic chemistry knowledge is basically zero, so the part I'm not following is why it is more likely that these chemicals would have originated from a comet than from lightning striking primordial soup, or whatever the currently favoured terrestrial theory for the origin of complex proteins is.
Are these chemicals more common on comets than they would have been in an early terrestrial environment? How did they get onto the comets in the first place? Did they just happen there? Is the universe surprisingly high in protein?
Clearly what he needs to do is declare a WAR ON STRESS.
It worked for Reynholm Industries, it could work for them.
Now you're just being mean.
If it were me I would hide the interesting stuff in the music on the other side...
Having read up a lot on equine physiology I was under the impression that this was fairly widely acknowledged.
This has certainly affected my enjoyment of monsters in popular media- when they turn up with a horizontal pupil I start thinking "wait, this is a prey-animal eye, how did that evolve?"
As an alternative are you suggesting that nobody should do anything to try and improve matters anywhere because they may not have foreseen every possible consequence of their actions?
Of course if a conductive form of lead could be produced with the requisite flexibility and conductivity we could make lead led leads for lead guitarists. If they were exclusively designed to power their fretlights they would be for lead guitarists' LEDs.
Sounds like you're describing that most terrifying of weapons, what the scots refer to as a "military coo."
Lucky we're all getting our coats ahead of this camping trip.
Well, maybe you shouldn't be flying your drone through the men's showers?
I reckon they meant the fusion of Jazz and rock favoured by bands such as Weather Report, which we actually have had since the 1970s, so no cause for complaint there really.
I think I originally came here from Slashdot about twelve years ago after it was pointed out that every interesting story there was a repost of something from here.
With my phone on EE I often have no signal. When I have a data connection it has a selection of letters: 'H', 'H+', 'G', 'E' and maybe a few others? Anyway experience has shown that all of these letters signify that I have download rate a little slower than a 22.5k dial-up modem.
How have they spent this much money? What on earth are they doing?
I mean, I get how you could spend a few million on getting a good size team of decent developers to build your application for you and more for some solid hardware to run it on or to hire the cloud services that it will need, but sixteen billion???
That is more than the annual cost of all unemployment benefits put together. What is wrong with them?
This is where private sector involvement falls down. If they had simply recruited and employed all the staff needed to design, implement and maintain this, it would have cost far less than they have already spent. The British government spends far too little on hiring good people, too much on horrible, awful, appallingly designed private sector contracts. Great if your ministers want a directorship but a shitty deal for us as taxpayers.
Goes to install Atom.
Downloads Windows installer package.
Waits for an installation path to be queried.
No installation path is forthcoming.
Editor is installed to some god-forsaken corner of the user profile folder, with no option for it to go anywhere else. Apparently this is by design.
If this is an argument, the quality of dissent is really going down hill.
This is about the only solution to the problem - but not just the OPM, To clear the risks caused by this compromise they just have to to fire everyone who has gone through that vetting system. From what I can tell that means a complete government staff turnover. Should be exciting times watching a completely new civil service try to figure out how to do their jobs...
Given that all the most personal information about everybody in the US intelligence services is now available to at least one hostile nation, why bother with more security infrastructure now? I mean really, how much worse can it get?
Going to be very interesting to see how things go on as this information starts to be used. Guessing the US are going to have to be bringing a lot of people home from various parts of the world over the next few months...
I don't enjoy fiddly and ridiculous game difficulties, but I do rather enjoy a bit of Dark Souls, which is punishingly difficult but never feels unfair, it just makes you angry with yourself for being such an idiot. Of course it does also give you safe starting points and allow you to start from different ones, which is something those old-school games could really have used doing.
The old fashioned thing where you had to learn to be pixel perfect on a specific jump was purely frustrating, but games where the way you win is by learning to be better at the game - as opposed to simply by persisting - are something I can get behind.
When I was at school we learned that one of the markers of speciation was that you didn't have fertile offspring between different species, which left me questioning how the DNA got here at all. Luckily the internet exists so here is an interesting explanation of how Neanderthal DNA probably got into anatomically modern humans.
But what is that in double-decker busses?