588 posts • joined 19 May 2010
Re: OUT OF THE WAY!
It's an Emergency Galaxy...
You can't hear the NEE-NAH NEE-NAH but you can sure see the Blue Lights!
Nice idea, until you remember that Dark Matter is a made up fudge to explain a failure in our theories of gravitational attraction...
I don't know why you got downvoted for that, you are absolutely correct, in the UK, other than a few commentards, there has been very little fuss, and most of the media have actively pushed the party line - surveillance is good for you. As far as the man in the street is concerned there is no story, no problem.
Alistair, I'm the same a you, I'd never heard of Whats App, no-one I know uses it, and the only reason I became aware of it was that I've been receiving some particularly persistent spam claiming to be from them for a couple of months, and the name caught my eye, as we use a piece of software called What's Up, and the similarity made me look twice.
Until the big hoohah about it, I'd no idea what it was for, though...
Re: I ain't a hipster then
Just to clarify...
Are you getting rid of your face fungus, your follicles or your hipsters??
And if the first, why are you paying!!
Re: Shurely Shome Mishtake?
Beat me too it, I was going to say the same. All you need is the helipad under a glass dome.
'It's great', says David Cameron...
However, his leased line is probably only 2Mb/s synchronous, if it's a standard copper offering.
"It's not dead, it's just resting..."
Re: I keep looking at these NAS devices
Are you saying they are creating 40-50GB a day or is that just the overall tally after say 5 years?
Christ no not an extra 40GB / day :)
No, that's what each daily backup tops out at with a few of the businesses which have been going a few years. Some more, some less. I'm talking building supplies, plumbing contractors, network contractors, a couple of restaurants, that sort of business.
I would say though that any business which uses Microsoft products (Word, Excel etc), which a lot of them have to because that's what the firms and customers they deal with use, will generate a lot more data simply 'cos of file sizes...
I would be very surprised if those businesses could do less than 8GB.
Re: I keep looking at these NAS devices
How much data should a IFA or a small plumbing firm have then? Do tell.
Well, the ones I support usually backup their accounts, their correspondence (ie PDFs, Word docs, Excel sheets), their email...
I would say the average small business - and by that I mean < 10 employees, generates 40 - 50GB of data which requires daily backup.
Re: I keep looking at these NAS devices
Very few businesses have more than 8GB of data let alone 8TB.
What?? Which century are you living in? Did you really mean that or is it a typo?
Maybe they should make the PCI compliance requirements consistent so that is is actually possible to meet them all and still run a functional public website.
We are not currently compliant, as we refuse to turn off SSL 3, TLS1.0 and TLS 1.1. If we do that, most legacy browsers will be unable to connect to the sites. (and by "legacy" I mean Firefox < v27, Chrome < v29, IE < v11, Safari < v6, etc, etc) so basically a large proportion of our client base.
Also, in order to be compliant with the BEAST mitigation requirements, we offer RC4 level ciphers first, but that's not compliant either...
Re: In the UK?!
Using the term headsup whilst discussing the digestive system...
Sounds to me like Trenco.
Any purple vegetation??
Sir, how the fuck do you expect a PoS machine to work if it can't talk to the outside world?
Re: Goodbye Gorilla Glass
And I was just going to ask if Gorilla glass was therefore based on some part of the gorilla's anatomy...
Re: How on earth...
So how in heaven's name can they spend £100 million?
Re: No shit, sherlock!
Ah but you see anecdotal evidence is not the same as a very expensive year long scientific study. It's now PROVED!
Everyone knows that Popes are Catholic, and Bears poo in the woods, but if no-one has done a scientific study, you can't say that those are facts...
There is no "national" filter: each ISP implements their own, in their own way.
Afaik, none of them look at filenames. The government requirement is to block access to specific domain names, not to specific filenames.
Look, will you stop being rational and serious about this, it spoils the story...
I must be reading this wrongly...
Gaia's evidence shows that older, metal-poor stars inside the orbit of the Sun at the centre of the galaxy are far more likely to have high levels of magnesium
So if there are stars inside the orbit of the Sun at the centre of the galaxy, how can it be "The Sun at the centre of the galaxy"?
What number in the list is swordfish?
"The password is always swordfish"
As Twitter prepares to become an ad-stuffed content free network
Re: monopoly is when one firm has control of an entire market.
Tom 13 wrote: So you really are economically illiterate....
It's the price setting power that is the problem, not the number of firms in the market.
It appears to me that you have a lack of understanding of language. The definition of the word Monopoly is clear:
A monopoly (from Greek monos μόνος (alone or single) + polein πωλεῖν (to sell)) exists when a specific person or enterprise is the only supplier of a particular commodity
When I first heard about them, I thought Dyson Spheres were a new kind of vacuum cleaner.
Maybe that's what we need...
...and a Search and Rescue Squad from nearby Shepparton
Did they have trouble finding him, then?
Must be a big washing machine...
Re: Great Games Players .... This Way, Bitte schön! :-)
Muuuuum!, they let him out again!
Cry into our lonely beers...
My beer is never lonely, I always make sure it has company
Of course, it won't be long before producing or using software to circumvent the government approved filters will be made a criminal offence...
Stefan Frei, research director at NSS Labs
No, go on, really?
Is he tall, and has a broken nose?
And can he tell us how the internet works?
Neville Shute Norway worked for DeHavilland before he went off to join Vickers to help create R100, the successful private attempt at a British designed and built Airship. (unlike the R101, which was a government project).
@Phil O'Sophical Re: @Marvin
There's an election coming up, and politicians (that *we* elected, in case you missed that) are Doing Something to get the Mumsnet vote.
Um, no actually, we didn't. It was a hung parliament, in case you missed that.
Win you own HADRON COLLIDER
Well, I've got a cellar, so if I knock through into next-door, and then their neighbour's, and then their neighbour's, and the ones across the street, and the ones in the next street...
Oh, hang on, I missed the "pop-up book".
What a nonsensical title. Just what do you think "the cloud" sits on?
Is it some mystical "other stuff" which we mere mortals know not of?
Or perhaps it's ALL flash based, Hmm?
NO, It's spinning rust, and probably Tape for backup as well.
Blighty's winter storms are PUNY compared to Saturn's
Yeah maybe... but you don't have to dodge flying trees on Saturn!
I see no mention on their site of an API to allow you access the device with your own software.
This seems a shame, as there are lots of ways I can think of using this, but I would rather tailor the software to control and access the device myself.
Re: Am I reading this corectly?
Yes, just not spelling it correctly...
Never mind all the fluff and flurry about the NSA / other foreign intelligence services, Office365 has been shown to be unreliable at best, with a number of outages this year, as well as losing various client's data.
What a good idea to entrust it with government internal communications, how long before they break it?
Ah, young Master Bates, come in, come in...
Maybe they misheard his name, and think it's Bill's son...
Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at uSwitch
I just wondered, is his wife called Su?
Lets face it, there's not many websites, or news outlets, who could manage to include references to a famous thought experiment and a mangled quote from Shakespeare in a single article headline about a comet.
...exciting Brazilian pussy was right under their noses
Anatomically incorrect, Shirley?
one small step for a man...
One giant LEOP for robokind...
Maybe he and Vint Cerf should have a chat about whether privacy is a good thing...
Silly old Hector...
Gosh, that takes me back.
I had a Hector's House annual when I was little.
So, once they go public, will they have a shareholders AGM?
Interesting how the US "justice" system works....
Compare and contrast the two statements:
The US Department of Justice notes that "the charges contained in [today's] indictment are merely allegations, and the defendants, including those charged today, are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty."
"As alleged (...) these defendants were packing bags to the brim with stolen cash, destined for the cybercriminal organizers of these attacks," claimed US Attorney Loretta Lynch.
"Today, we have sent them packing once again – but this time, to jail."
Yep, nice presumption of innocence, there.
"Eddies in the space-time continuum"
Is he? How nice...
So, was preparing for this announcement what caused the outages last week?
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?
- Review 'Mommy got me an UltraVibe Pleasure 2000 for Xmas!' South Park: Stick of Truth