Is anyone else willing to admit they spent 20 minutes browsing this map?
136 posts • joined 25 Nov 2010
Is anyone else willing to admit they spent 20 minutes browsing this map?
What is really sad is that out of the 5 leading cases of blindness:
1) Diabetic Retinopathy - A sympton of diabetes which is for the majority of people a result of bad diet.
2) Refractive Error - Can be corrected to a degree by optician but extreme cases exist.
3) Cataracts - Has a very successful success rate with surgery and most patients will have excellent QOL. Though you'll likely lose your reading ability without glasses.
4) Glaucoma - Is somewhat manageable if found early as it's down to high eye pressure.
5) Macular Degeneration - This is the bad one. It depends on whether it is dry or wet (dry is bad, wet is worse), but currently this can only be managed but will typically only get worse over time. It robs you of your central vision (ie your macular).
So out of the five, four of them are mostly manageable with modern medicine or diet changes. The fifth one hopefully will see some scientific breakthrough in the next few decades.
25 years in a super max.
I'm glad you jumped to the bait because I was about to do the same thing.
I can't see why I would want to do any of these remote things unless I was in close proximity anyway.
Actually I think Mitsubishi have it right with the local WiFi hotspot rather than going over a local GSM Network. They just picked a far too weak pre-shared Key. I would be more concerned of a large scale attack on a car manufacturer which then allowed them access to thousands of cars. It also allows the car manufacturer remote access to your car.
Also what use is a GSM based App to an end user if you're anywhere outside a mobile phone signal range?
I would have guessed SKs security was better than Turkey, just from a pure personal opinion.
Judging from some of the people I've met I wouldn't put it past the same happening in the UK. We've already had a significant hack with Talk Talk 'outsourcing' their support.
Yesterday, Santander closed down all of their cash machines in Lancashire. You wonder how much of your information is already out there.
> People also forget the British migrant workers who will be forced back to this country if Britain leaves the EU.
There is absolutely no evidence of that. FUD.
That's what VirtualBox is for. I have three version of vSphere client (5, 5.5 and 6) because I get forced to download an update when I'm trying to manage a lower version of ESXi.
> If it starts announcing gibberish instead of what it is supposed to announce as routing updates - why not.
Thank you for being the sensible one here. I was expecting the standard "BT are shit" comments. I've had bad experiences in former houses but the last two I've lived in Cheshire have had no problems for 6+ years. I'll give BT credit where it's due.
Would you not expect a company of BTs size to have multiple CCIE types on their books, with an incredibly high spec network that is well designed to cope with the network traffic of the UK? Unfortunately all it takes is bit rot somewhere down the line, and you're sending out spurious data. The above poster is spot on.
I think Windows 7 was peak Windows for me. I don't know what they were thinking with Windows 8 onwards.
Ubuntu 16.04 will be out in April this year and should prove another stable release and a milestone for Linux in general. Xubuntu comes recommended if you're used to Windows, it feels more similar in my book.
Which as it happens is the MOD IP range. TIL.
Yes thankfully I use dh2048.pem as well, and it is not kidding when it says this will take a long time. I've waited a good five minutes plus on some machines. Not long in the grand scheme of things.
I've been using a YubiKey and LastPass for the last two years. Each website has a randomnly generated password which I don't know. I only know the master password for LastPass which is sufficiently long enough.
They're a bit of an inconvenience at times, but since phones now come with NFC you can log into LastPass on your phone using 2FA as well. Some websites allow 2FA and some don't. I use it with Gmail b
I know some people will scowl at the use of LastPass, but it has proven effective over time.
Why couldn't they have used commas or semi-colon instead of the colon?
I don't know about the rest of the world, but having to hold down shift for the colon every single time gets old very quick. I've got used to only needing to press one button for the fullstop in IPv4 addresses.
The owner of 126.96.36.199 looks to be the Korean company LG CNS. I never knew LG did IT consultancy until today.
Mandatory MD5/SHA hash on reboot then, preferably SHA as MD5 is broken. I thought most ultra secure places did these sort of integrity checks.
These are always great when they are accidentally started at a large company.
Then the inevitable "Please delete me from this list" messages start.
Then the inevitable "Please stop sending delete me from this list messages" start.
Then the inevitable "Don't you realise that by sending the 'please stop replying to this email' you're making it worse?'.
Ah the fun.
Here was me thinking you'd spelt Prerequisite wrong.
I can see these having a use in disaster relief. Most communications tend to be poor after earthquakes or typhoons and this has the potential to provide a life line to more rural areas.
It's easy to have a dig at Zuckerberg on here but this is quite a feat of engineering and it looks likely he will actually deliver it.
Apart from the small downside of a completely different language.
The THL Chinese phone I had allowed you to switch the 3G between each SIM within about 15 seconds. You could use both SIM cards as 3G, but only one at a time. I think that's a fair compromise that works for most people.
Yep, they are responsible for Billions of pounds in investment yet at the same time are responsible for none of it.
I'll be the Devils Advocate here:
Without the associated private key of the private/public keypair an attacker would not be able to login?
Wim Elfrink, Padmasree Warrior and Edzard Overbeek.
I thought this was a wind up.
Who's going to put bread in it? I would need a Rube Goldberg type contraption to take the bread from my breadbin and drop it in the toaster.
Solution looking for a market IMO.
Because I'm such a geek and had to see if this was as easy as I thought:
Signed 32-bit upper limit: 2^31 = 2,147,483,648
Seconds in a day * 100 = 8,640,000
248 days = 2,142,720,000
So looks to me like their counter is 0.01s :)
I don't know if it's cheating, but if you have time then you can browse all the supermarkets around reduction time and get some stonking deals.
Last week I got a bag of stir fried vegetables for 1p and some cabbage for 1p. Granted that's rare, but you can get it without much trouble for 20p and pretty much daily for 50p. Each day is different.
Cheap pasta/rice is easy to come buy, but the biggest problem is will power with the sheer boredom of the diet. If you have luxury foods within an arms reach then what's the point in forcing yourself on this diet, to feel good about yourself?
"they're a bit white and they're a bit boring."
I thought this was going to be from the BBC or Guardian types. Not enough Black or Minority Ethnic pylons.
They want us to use 2ROT13 encryption.
0x32 shades of RAL 7035.
"Speak for yourself, we use RT Audio Wideband internally."
As you'll see I stated that IP voice internal to an organisation is far superior in quality. It is when you leave the confines of your own organisation and need to talk to other people the quality will suffer.
I think you could have mentioned quality as well.
In the Video world we're moving on to 1080p and above.
In the Audio world we're stuck on 64kbps with terrible frequencies. Ever tried to listen to someone readout a postcode and tell the difference between an F and an S? Most people can't.
IP voice internal to an organisation is far superior in quality. External is hit and miss, usually miss.
Yep, the whole problem with SSL is it is based on 100% Trust.
I can trust someone 100%, but I don't trust their judgement on other people 100%.
Take a look at any browser certificates and you'll see a whole lot of companies you would never personally trust, you are just taking Firefox/Chrome/IEs word for it. Unsurprisingly this is how the browser makers make some of their income.
I've bought two Medion Laptops (made famous by Aldi) direct online and they had an excellent way of recovering. They use a secondary partition like most manufacturers do, but they had a list of driver folders from 01 to 13 in the order you were expected to install. Within ten minutes of a fresh install I had all the drivers installed and solved all of the usual issues I have with Windows like Wifi, Blueetooth, SD Card readers, Laptop hotkeys. Not a bit of bloatware in sight. That's nice.
I thought one of the Xiaomi Execs had already said he explains it as:
'Show' from 'Shower'
'Me' from 'Me'.
Or you could go and learn Pinyin, which could take some time.
小 = Xiao = Small
米 = Mi = Rice
Megabus run a small offshoot called MegaTrain. I can see EasyTrain fulfilling a similar niche.
You never hear the same complaints about construction and labouring industries. There is easily less than <1% female representation in that workplace. If we're all the same apart from these 'gender constructs' then why are there so few women labourers?
Because we're not the same, and never will be.
Come on, this is ridiculous. Google, the big internet giant just terminating their DNS servers or going bust? Paranoia.
Personally I use a mix of 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206. If both Google and OpenDNS go down then the internet is borked.
I've just bought a brand new laptop (Medion online) which came with Windows 8 installed. I tried it for about a week before I gave up even trying and had a dilemma between going back to trusted Windows 7 or for a brand new Linux Mint 17 installation with Cinnamon. I've went with Linux and so far it is turning out well.
It hasn't been all straight forward, I had issues with my wifi drivers as the wifi would randomly drop after about 5 minutes. An upgrade of the Kernel to the latest version managed to resolve this. Apparently my wireless chip is quite new and wasn't well supported in previous kernels.
There have been other strange things, like the difference between exFAT and FAT32 on USB sticksa and how you need extra packages installed to read these on Linux. It didn't take long to sort.
I did have a bit of issue with the video drivers that were installed by default as I was getting serious tearing with youtube videos. I added a ppa repository and updated to the latest nvidia package via that and everything has been stable since.
Chromium is the best browser I've used as there were issues with running a video full screen with firefox as any activity on the second monitor would cause the fullscreen to quit. No such problems with Chromium.
I couldn't get Linux Mint to boot at all with UEFI on this laptop no matter what I tried. I ended up giving up and going back to BIOS as there is really no difference apart from maybe a couple of seconds in speed on bootup. The hibernate/sleep function is unstable. My laptop will almost definitely give a hard freeze (ie alt+f2 won't even work) and I have to do a reset by holding down the power button for 6 seconds. This is unfortunate but I've decided I can live with it for now. I may find a solution in the future. For some reason my brightness up/down settings occasionally stop responding and I have to restart the laptop before I can change them again. Oh yes and if any of you use the CAPS lock key rather than shift for capitalization then you will run into a very frustrating 'feature' than means CAPS lock is not turned off until it is fully released. This ends up with a lot of typing LOoking LIke THis. I can't help having learnt with caps lock as it works fine on Windows but there is no fix for Linux it's just something you have to get used to even though it is a well known problem going back for almost a decade!
Everything else is working, multiple monitors (two on this laptop), printer and scanner from the Brother printer (brother have excellent Linux support), webcam, usb sticks (Apart from exFat issue above), my usb phone tether, wireless mice, sound, videos, wired network.
I think Microsoft have really shot themselves in the foot with Windows 8. I've given Linux a try ever since the Ubuntu 8.04 days but there was always something that forced me back to Windows. This is the first time I think Linux is finally ready for the desktop.
Each IPv4 address takes up 32bits whereas an IPv6 address takes up 128bits. That means extra processing power and memory. People will look for shortcuts and savings where possible and since the 10.0.0.0/8 range is what the majority of enterprises use there is no real rush to IPv6.
So if I replaced the echo 'foo' command with rm -rf /, a DHCP server could essentially wipe out any linux machine that requested an IP address which runs bash.
I'm not aware that we're famous for this. I think that all western countries are targeted, it is just easier for Nigerians to target the USA/UK/Aus because of the language (they speak English in Nigeria).
I know the US army veteran stories are used on unsuspecting Chinese and have some success.
Any mention of this money-moving company should send alarm bells ringing. Is there any scam that doesn't use Western Union or the competition Moneygram? The government should enact legislation that forces anyone using them to be asked 'are you being scammed?' and to give details of typical scams before anyone can continue with a transfer.
It's sad that our overly trusting British nature is abused through the internet which brings (primarily) Nigerian scammers to our front door. I can spot these scams a mile off, but there are vulnerable and naive people who don't know better.
That will be another empty shop in the high street.
The big players will carve up the worthwhile shops out of the 550 and then ditch the rest.
Sad times for Phones4U employees. Although I have to admit the writing was on the wall because I wasn't exactly sure how they continued to exist when all the big players sold directly to the public.
I wonder if you would feel the same way if one of your family was dependent on that dog for their quality of life.
Can we do a diversity graph for the NBA in America?
Seemingly so yes. Every board must be 50% men and 50% women and reflect the ethnic makeup of the country to an exact percentage point. I wonder how many Jedi police officers there are in Brighton?
I agree. With FreeNAS and ZFS you only need bog standard SATA connections. As it's mainly for archival purposes you don't need anything fast, 5400 to 7200 rpm is good enough for most.
With the amount of money you would spend on creating a bespoke NAS you may as well save it by re-using an old PC and just filling it up with a few hard disks and booting up FreeNAS from a USB stick.
The interface for FreeNAS is fairly intuitive. It's only when you look into the features of compression, deduplication and snapshot that it gets interesting.
Go and check the Chinese google Maps and you'll see they control parts of India, Kashmir, Taiwan and the South China Sea. This is not new.