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I don't know what reasons will be officially recorded for using the G-cloud, but the real reasons are likely to be:
We were told to
CO wouldn't approve the project if we didn't
'Friends' of 'friends' of 'friends' said so
You want us to use pretty fonts and colours - more shades of gray.
Reasons for not using it:
What is available doesn't meet the requirements
If we did buy from G Cloud we'll have to spend more money later
We were hacked because we bought from G Cloud rather than getting our preferred technology
I would like to think that the Banks are spending some of their 'hard earned' cash (of mine) on protecting their 'crown jewels' by having an agreement in place with the likes of Prolexic, Akamai etc to negate DDoS and 'defence in depth' for APTs/hacks.
for not having a television - smart or otherwise - in the house. So glad my money isn't being used to subsidise this or the 'lovies' lifestyles - but am able to use it to install decent plumbing.
and that we carried out significant remedial action
by purchasing a further 74 laptops to replace those missing'
To be fair
An attack that is successfully defended will go un-noticed by end users so the only opportunity of the Supplier getting more customers is to publicise their successes. And I'd rather site owners get cover than be denied access.
As for publishing the technique....this has been available through 'tinternet for a number of years. Just that it's a bit harder to achieve than down loading that idiotic Low orbit thing that was all the rage not so long ago.
For one, I'm surprised this method has not been used large scale before.
someone will make a film based on this. You know the sort of thing. Man vs ant. Try all sorts of methods to kill off the ants and they in turn retaliate by eating through the electrics, fusing the air conditioning, building crazy structures that reflect the sunlight.....
Same thing at GDS
Lots of people who know about fonts and how to use crayons........but coding, application use, common sense - complete lacking.
Re:proverbial brown stuff off a shovel
The proverbial brown stuff is usually sloppy and sticky.
Not when you're working an allotment. It's lovely firm and crumbly stuff. Mind, there's a significant difference between bovine, horse and goat. Goat can be very hard if left to dry out and really need a lot of other matter mixed in with it - as can be bovine. Hores is good, tends to remain moist.
But which ever is used, it does slip off real niced and smooth.
Oh, and it's great to have a rocket car named after one of our best anti aircraft missiles (which is odd seeing as the car will be using an aircraft engine as a starter!)
Your assumption is likely off target in that it would be from the 'ringleaders/advisors' in the Cabinet Office rather than civil service proper and the guys in the 'Doughnut' (yes we Brits spell words correctly).
Just linking a single bit of information to an IP address wouldn't be of any use. But monitoring one or several over a period would allow a half decent analyst to build up a profile of the users and pinpoint who they are with a great degree of accuracy. Without the need for the Home Secretary to allow the 'line' to be tapped.
Mentor for Edward?
Just goes to show, if the spirit is willing.
But have to mention the photo. Those not wearing camoflage certainly stand out from the crowd.
The smartphone rumour mill is in overdrive again
....that there is going to another 'phone released. And after that someone else is going to release another 'phone.
But the strongest rumour is that yet a third company is going to release a 'phone, with one or two others following suit.
Being totally serious for once
This actually could be used for those who have Treacher Collinge Syndrome.
For those of you who'd like to know more - part of the Syndrome means that they are born without part or all of the pinna. One of the symptoms of the syndrome may be that they have no ear canal, so they have to have a bone anchored hearing aid (BAHA).
So using this they would not have to have a stud through the bone (skull).
Down the pan
Well that's another fine mess you've got me into...
Re: Milk in "risotto"?
Is there not some rosemary growing thereabouts or even some thyme?
It's really called
"another Xbox from Microsoft you can play games with and other 'cool' stuff".
If Hugh fearlessly eats it all
I'm sure you could. If you're not adverse to a little blood and stuff you should be able to put in fresh road kill to the 'stew' as that is free! And there should be wild growing herbs around you in Spain to add flavours to a basic 'stew'.
Going Down under
Lucky for them it's not a .uk domain otherwise Nominet would highly likely agree a dispute claim on the grounds of the name being Abusive (the domain name has been used to confuse Internet users) and also that ALC have Rights in respect of the names which are identical or similar to their Domain Name.
Hope those pussies get supported.
Knowing where it's been, how long it takes and identifying movement patterns is of great use if you want to avoid meeting a patrol vessel.
Cost now, if security is an issue to Japan, is to alter the patrol routes so that the same areas get covered but at different times, approach direction and fit in with the patrols of their other 'Coastguard' ships.
I wonder how much UK GOV have added to Amazon's income?
Re: Missing the point: SOLID STATE!
Underground? On a ship?
Mugs in the pew?!
Re: Missing the point: SOLID STATE!
This is a solid state laser..........Yup and perhaps this would lead to the development of specific HEMP weapons to combat them. Nuclear of course.
Oh yes I forget, the anti missile missile would combat the HEMP weapon.
That would probably start a development of an early seperation MIRV weapon where the warheads, dummy and real, seperate on acceleration not on re-entry.
Which would probably start the development.......
On the other foot ....
'But once the actual fighting was over it wouldn't take long for normality to return.'
Might glow in the dark, but hey just think of the benefits that might bring.
Legal deposit arrangements remain vitally important
Does that apply to Assange also?
only interfered with TV reception in 15 of them
the remaining 21895 cable users reported no problems
Why is it
that if radio pay PRS a fee for music 'performed' that a pub, say, also has to pay PRS for playing the same song on the radio to customers/staff. So double payment for one performance.
Always found that odd - and that people agree to it.
What no solutions?
So we have:
1 - Signature. No good, easily forged.
2 - Magnetic strip. No good, easily forged.
3 - Chip & Pin. No good, if cloned banks won't believe you
4 - Cash. No good, easily lost, mugged, washed, spent......
So guys. What is the answer?
All I've seen is plenty of moaning about the cons of the above (with a few pros) but not one realistic solution. And forget about biometrics - here, just spit on this please.
As for me. I'm 'happy' with C&P knowing that there is risk but that I have some control over that risk.
Re: 100% availability?
This already exeists for numerous customers does it not.....online banking, ATMs, hospital systems, tax systems. If the front end is running 24 hours then why not the backend, auditing and reporting mechanisms?
They know something's happening
or they must do. These things have a flight time of less than 30 mins. So unless they are already watching some 'mis-behaviour' with a video cam with a fine LF lens what's the point. Unless it's to get another view point.
Still being looked after
And from Preventia:
Whilst I appreciate this is a known problem, it seems to be an area of increasing risk as the attacks only in the last few days there was the largest DDos attack to date. This 300 Gbp/s attack is making ‘the internet’ shake.The internet will fail before Prolexic would (we are a virtual second internet for our customers). With 800 Gbp/s attack bandwidth available (and in the process of tripling that), Prolexic are the ONLY service/solution/product in the world that could handle an attack of this scale and duration.
Re: I hate Boffins
Funny, that when we refer to a VC it's something to be proud of. Yet you'd probably like to forget about your VCs
both beaten by Auntie at 27 March 2013 Last updated at 13:03.
But it just goes to show what is going on out there and probably a sign of things to come. I wonder if my boss will be glad I insisted our DDoS solution to give protection against R-DNS attacks in addition to the usual Layer 3/4 and 7 attacks.
And there will have to be some re-writing of vendors material now. 300?! mighty big stuff.
OK, so how much did the Cabinet Office pay for the service provided by Akamai for GOV.UK? Including the fee by having to go through ATOS.
How open are they going to be?
And just to think they 'lost' their COO in December. Perhaps one of the reasons why Mr Lamey could not be kept on. Couldn't stand the pace setting?
Must be lunch time
'On one wall of the room is one of the most impressive arrays of wrenches we’ve seen outside of a KwikFit Centre.'
Three times read before I stopped seeing the word wenches!
Burning Gas = Electricity
Something that's been getting me seeing red for years now. Stop our mining and investing in burning coal cleanly and use up all the gas that's used by people to heat their homes or cook with on making electricity. Transfroming one form of energy to form another and losing energy during the process of transformation. And where are all these CHP stations that were supposed to have sprung up all over the country?
That's the problem with past politicians looking at a 'global economy;' and not looking further than the end of their nose.
And for listening to all these third party 'political' and non-political advisors and experts. You hear me guys in GDS!
Sooner, rather than later, the walls turn brown!
Re: heavily weighted towards Labour MPs
But this government has a unique way of forcing the issue:
What better way to ensure the online services are used than to take away any other means of contact.
Jeez, the guy must have been deperate, or needing medical attention, ...............or this is another 'publicity' effort for manakins.
Like most folk know - it's out there for free without a risk of getting 'caught' by someone 'clocking an ID badge' and making yourself 'known on LinkedIn' with a photograph.
Sure this isn't Friday?
At last, the Lynx features in this august magazine.
From memory the home entertainment value was missing for the Lynx. Most micros were being sold for 'educational' value and to be able 'to learn to program'. However, kids were persuading parents to get them machines that had a good set of gaming software - no change there.
I recall that I had three text adventure games from Level 9 that were written in machine code to get so much in the Lynx (the term XYZZY still sticks in my mind for getting out that cave) and a couple of simple graphic games to play around with. Programming the micro was fun, but when you could expand the BBC B with cards and ROMs and go further the attraction of the Lynx began to wane.
Left mine in the loft with my first wife.....not her, the Lynx. Wish I had taken it with me now.
Re: Schizophrenia with BB Stablemate, Paranoia, confirmed in Active Anonymous Attendance? :-)
Emo Philips......and I claim my reward and just desserts and my place on the right hand and the first pint at the bar and and and............as much othe r cool stuff as I want.
Re: From CIO to CPO and Emporer's clothes
Aha, just have a looksie to see whom is involved now in deciding the future of the DIGITALIS. Yes look it up......Monsigneur Ettiene Pollard. In charge of GOV.UK if you belieive his words. And see what wonders the team of GOV.UK have performed to date! lift and shift of just non dynamic content.
Yes the have introduced a Content Delivery Management system....using Akamai! Just trace back. Except.... they haven't. Not for all.
As usual, big back doors left open.
Look, all GOV.UK is to be is all static content in one place from the various websites across government. It's not rocket science. And it's bound to be located eventually on Amazon Cloud (have any of them worked in that that area before?!!). Links to any transactional functions will be retained by the different Depts.
So again, it's all bloody smoke and mirrors and the clothes remain the same. Amazing, fantastic, etc etc.
BUT AT WHAT COST AND WILL THE PUBLIC AND BUSINESS FIND IT OF USE???
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