Re: 19TB is a lot of porn
It's a good quote, but ol' Bill denied ever saying it.
Have an up anyway!
167 posts • joined 10 Dec 2010
It's a good quote, but ol' Bill denied ever saying it.
Have an up anyway!
So, which UK bank is the most secure? The only comparison I could find was from before Poodle raised it's furry head.
Well.... See, on a national scale, it depends on the make up of your power generation system, obviously.
In China/India/US, for example, where electricity is generated primarily with coal, then, these are no better than using petrol cars (equiv to 25-35 MPG) with an average of 200g-300g+ CO2e/km (equivalent carbon dioxide per vehicle kilometer)
Compare this to, say, Paraguay, at 70g CO2e/km or Canada at 115g CO2e/km.
To answer your question, if all of the UK went electrical cars, with our current grid, it would be as if, we all started using petrol/hybrid cars now, an increase of 20-30 MPG equivalent.
These figures, do include the 20-30% increase in manufacturing costs and lower lifetime of the cars.
Anyway, here's the report where I got these figures
Can they spell Oligopoly? The US Cell Phone Operator's market is given as an example of this on Wikipedia!
Cool. Being playing this one for a while. It's ace, and a good one for any budding tabletopists (yeah ok..... gamers). Next I'd recommend moving onto Munchkin. That's a brilliant game.
Chinese / HK film making has come a hell of a long way. This looks particularly good. I'll be looking out for this.
I see what you did there.... have an up.
To avoid corp tax, which is on profit. (revenue - costs), the UK divisions, "pay" their Irish/Other HQ for "costs" such as IP which just happens to cost roughly the same as the profit they would have made, without these HQ costs and therefore the UK division pays very little corp tax.
If this 25% is on profit, then it STILL won't be very much. So either:
1) Gidion knows this and is telling porkie pies.
2) Gidion doesn't know this and is an idiot.
3) I've misread/misunderstood something and am also an idiot.
Love his work! Just bought the audio book of What If? Narrated by Wil Wheaton, of all people.
Well if you want to "blow" stuff up, you'd have to get Michael Bay to direct. BOOM!!!
+1 for these:
Goodbye Google.co.uk. Hello Google.com, or Google.ca, Google.au etc etc ?
Assuming, and yes it's a massive assumption, that all these services somehow become online only, then how, in the absence of free net access, how does a person suffering from extreme poverty, get access to them?
Libraries are closing and net enabled devices are most certainly not free. I suspect this will end in rather embarrassing headlines, further down the line.
"anonymous abusive posts against him."
Posted to what? A website? Then he should go after the web sit. Twitter? Then go after them.... Facebook? Well, you get the picture. Surely going after Google, will just have a severe Streisand effect?
Also, one only has too look here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_search_engines to find an alternative search engine.
Agreed. At best, this is off site backup rather than DR, you'd still have to have a BC site and, as you say, this alone wouldn't cut the mustard in most places for lots of reasons.
Interesting, but it will have to be more cost effective than a traditional 2nd site DR/BC setup as well as the other players in this field.
Now, £600 a day would be quite a lot for some people and it's just above my daily rate, but by Odin's beard, that sounds like, not just like a can, but a whole TI-class supertanker full of worms.
I would avoid.
Indeed. Additionally it's a win-win for the growing high-tech Chinese companies. Competition at home is biaised towards them and they face less comparable restrictions in foreign markets.
I would suggest because DNS poisoning isn't the only tool in the toolbox. There is also, IP Blocking, URL Filtering, Packet Reset Spoofing and now they've started blocking VPN.
So then, if they want to block a site they will. Verizon know this and the infrastructure cost in rolling out DNSSEC, to them, out weighs the possibility that the Chinese government won't just include one of the other methods I've suggested.
Do you think, that "Made in China" printed on the bottom of a gadget will put off people buying a cheap device? If this were so, then surely it would have happened already?
Without a concerted media and governmental pressure campaign then most people would not give a flying feck about where a device is made and I doubt that would happen anyway. China is currently in trade surplus of about $45 billion per month and combined with owning a fair chunk of US and EU debt, which one supposes, could be used to ensure trade compliance, despite their human rights record.
Indeed. It's not as immediate nor as fast paced as SC or TDA, but I also enjoy it immensely on re-reading.
Got to catch them first. I very much doubt any state sponsored hacking groups will be spending any time in the US.
It will get worse, I have no doubt, but don't delude yourself into thinking the US doesn't have cells of it's own. The Russians and Chinese also have plenty of prison/gulag places available.
... and old cynic but I also doubt that much will come of this. The ISPs will find another statistical loop-hole to exploit, if this one is closed.
Indeed. Single Player mode, is still there. Offline mode isn't.
Of course, the question, and it's one that I thought I wouldn't have to ask, is what happens when they run out of money to pay for the server hosting?
Here's an article from Euro Gamer about EA closing down 50 of their games, at the end of June (this was posted in May). Don't get me wrong, some have had "good runs" as it were, but some are only a few years old.
These are great, amazing, in fact. But I wish there was something to give it a sense of scale. I know it's from 10km up, but as with a lot of these things, it's sort of fractal, therefore impossible to guess the scale. How big is that Cheops boulder, for example? 10m? 100m? 1km?
A minor whinge, I admit and I am still in awe of the achievement of putting a probe so close to an actual comet. Looking forward to the landing!
That is... Mighty Boosh levels of weird. Have an up!
Eve reference? Have an upvote!
Interesting. I agree with most of the posters here. True, self-aware, intelligent, imaginative, that is at least as complex as a fully educated, experienced human is a LONG old way off. We're not even more likely to be able to simulate a human brain in the near future (sub 50 years). 100 trillion synapses is several orders of magnitude better than the 4.3 Billion transistors in a high end Xeon. That's just for one brain and that's without the "software" to run on it.
(Yes, I am aware that it's a bit apples and hand grenades, but the point stands, I think)
You're bonking it wrong...
Yes. I believe you do. But then again, I can't quite bring to mind many corporate entities of VMWare's size that don't pander to "investors" to bolster share price. Additionally to say high up execs have a vested interest in maintaining stock price is an understatement.
Security IS a dirty word to some of these Telcos, apparently. I mean, hiring a full time pen tester team, may cost in the thousands perhaps low millions, but the cost of not doing, is shown with debacles like this.
It's a good tactic. The tech press do seem to love an apple leak and El Reg is no exception.
Fudge, it wasn't enough!
Call _RCH_'s lawyers!
This is the coolest space mission, since they landed on Titan. I'm really looking forward to Nov 12th!
Then I've not received any FISA or NSLs.
Watch this space.
One would imagine, two short plan(c)k lengths.
Dooomed... Dooomed I tell ya!!!
In the unlikely event that this happened, any self respecting IT bod would be blatting the OS, as a matter of course, and sticking an OEM Windows or Linux de jour on there. This goes double if it's a Windows hate box. So unless the "sniffer" software is baked into something (UEFI/BIOS re-write or similar), the plan is probably doomed to a rather expensive gift to a stranger.
I grew up reading these, Heinlein, Niven, Asimov and the like. They all suffer from context deficiencies, that is to say, when they came out, they were superb, mind expanding tomes and we didn't care about cardboard characterizations, or dodgy political philosophies. But in recent decades, we've had much better writers take up the mantle, for example, Iain M. Banks, Neal Stephenson, Neal Asher and my personal favourite Peter F. Hamilton. Those writers are on a par, with the old guard, scientifically, but are ahead in writing style and characterization.
The Culture or the Night's Dawn universes would make much better TV, IMHO.
... but remember the universe was created for the sole exclusive use of man, according to some nomadic desert dwelling gents.
On a serious note, the cosmos never fails to astound me.
Secure (or more accurately as secure as these things can be) Backups. No other reason I can think of. Granted, a 2nd HDD or NAS could do just as well, but I do tend to use various "cloudy" places to store not very important files.
For a few years, I've been bugging my better half to use a Password Vault. (KeePass and LastPass for example, local, with a synced backup copy on an external drive). Then the other day she showed me the little book she uses and keeps in her handbag, I had no answer (other than if she loses the book), really, since she uses a word (she remembers) and a number/letter/symbol sequence from the book for each site. Can't argue with that.
Sometimes, us techies can be taught a thing by the non-techies.
Ooooo. That Ancillary Justice looks very interesting. *yoink* :-)
From what I heard █████████ is ██████████████ and then █████, so there you have it.
Great stuff. Mo Reg, Mo IT!
To post this xkcd toon. http://xkcd.com/936/
I must be careful not to get fingered for digital piracy in Nigeria.
The CIA would also compete but then they'd drone strike a school, no where near the competition.
1) No "Unlimited" plans, unless it is indeed unlimited and yes, throttling does count, not just a hard cap on data use, since that is the measure they're using to decide who is to be throttled.
2) Give some indication to users where the demarcation line is. Saying 'Top 5%' is fine, but how much is that? I assume it depends on traffic in a given time period on a given cell, but if that changes over time, How does the user know when he/she is reaching that arbitrary line?
3) Seems unfair that a user could use a given amount of bandwidth in one low contention area, but that bandwidth is throttled if he/she moves into an area of high use, solely based on previous usage, rather than a fair contention.
Pfff.... They WILL get away with it, and as has been said many times, the FCC has been castrated by years of telco (and others, to be fair) lobbying.
Indeed and every time a spaceship uses a planet's gravity well to perform a gravity assist maneuver that planet slows just a little...