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If it had been a dalmation or wolfhound that would have been fine...
372 posts • joined 17 Jan 2011
If it had been a dalmation or wolfhound that would have been fine...
Oh, look, it's Iain Thomson again.
He forgot to mention this "sneaky bid" (how is it sneaky if everyone knows about it?) has bipartisan support and that Obama has already said he enthusiastically supports Section 215.
"On January 17, 2014, President Obama gave a speech at the Department of Justice on his Administration’s review of certain intelligence activities. During this speech, he ordered a transition that would end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it previously existed and establish a new mechanism to preserve the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk metadata. The President made clear that he was ordering this transition to give the public greater confidence that their privacy is appropriately protected, while maintaining the tools our intelligence and law enforcement agencies need to keep us safe. This fact sheet describes the steps the Administration has taken to implement this transition, details the President’s proposal for a new program to replace the Section 215 program, and outlines the steps the Administration will be taking in the near future to realize the President’s vision."
"Earlier this year in a speech at the Department of Justice, I announced a transition that would end the Section 215 bulk telephony metadata program as it previously existed and that we would establish a mechanism to preserve the capabilities we need without the government holding this bulk metadata. I did so to give the public greater confidence that their privacy is appropriately protected, while maintaining the tools our intelligence and law enforcement agencies need to keep us safe.
"In that January 17 speech, I ordered that a transition away from the prior program would proceed in two steps. In addition to directing immediate changes to the program, I also directed the Intelligence Community and the Attorney General to use this transition period to develop options for a new approach to match the capabilities and fill gaps that the Section 215 program was designed to address without the government holding this metadata. I instructed them to report back to me with options for alternative approaches before the program comes up for reauthorization on March 28th. As part of this process, we consulted with the Congress, the private sector, and privacy and civil liberties groups, and developed a number of alternative approaches.
"Having carefully considered the available options, I have decided that the best path forward is that the government should not collect or hold this data in bulk."
No, Captain, we're not being hijacked. Someone just hacked the in-flight movie into our HUDs.
Keep trying to reply to the first post and getting a 410 error. Never saw that before! I have 10 tabs open in Firefox at present, with AB+ running, and FF is showing a total of 523M of memory. CPU is ticking between 4-13%. Windows 7, FF 37.0.2.
"AMD's Athlon II X4 represents the first monolithic quad-core die without a shared L3 cache."
Is El Reg trying to avoid all possible patents on proofreading these days, or what?
It's Pub Day FFS!
must be spinning inside their boxes.
the last time I bought a SanDisk product.
The one with floppy disks in the pocket.
Back when I thought there was a chance of relief, I relentlessly notified Verizon and other ISPs of obvious bot-infected systems on their networks. A particular Verizon IP address was a persistent repeat offender. Forwarded logs, texts etc. Never got a reply and the same IPs just kept churning out the spam. Maybe they were charging the fools for the bandwidth so it wasn't in their financial interests to do anything. After all these years, when I see something like this "public-service" message I figure they're only trying to mitigate their public perception as rapaciously greedy corporations.
The U.S. has a dual-boot OS, both unfortunately fixed at Windows. But we get to choose between ME and Vista. We never save anything to the HD, so when we shut down after every election, we forget everything and have to start over at the next one. Alternative OSes aren't even given a fair chance to compete in our so-called "market economy." If the personal computer business tracked American politics we'd still be using 8-inch floppies.
I always change them to install when shutting down
Man, did that blow up on me when the power failed and the time to install updates > time I allotted for UPS system shutdown after power failure.
That is all.
Settings here are for manual update, not auto. Just checked my 36.0.4 (Win) (Help --> About) and it says Firefox is up to date.
"There's a story there somewhere."
The company's made no statement The Reg can find on its various blogs and social outlets, but has apparently told customers the problem has been resolved.
The Greatest Story Never Told!
If you don't check the logs you may not know you've been penetrated for a long time. See Sony for example. Waiting to look at the logs until after you discover you've been hit is irresponsible.
"why in 2015 is persecution of someone for exercising their faith a good thing?"
Persecution would be when they are punished or otherwise harmed for practicing their religion. As in praying, going to church or wearing a cross. Since when is discrimination "excercising faith"? If the FSM doesn't know you're faithful already, discriminating against LGBTs isn't going to help. Try praying harder. Let us know how that works out after you're dead. Oh, wait...
You are number 6. No, not really, but I'd make the effort for the stuff I care about. The new TLDs aren't even out yet and already governments are getting all possessive. Let Italy register it.pizza, it.mafia or whatever else it feels it has to protect. Or just stick a flag in. Ciao, baby.
Forget this silly nationalistic posturing. FFS, let's just use IP addresses. That's what bookmarks are for.
WTF did they think they were going to accomplish if they got past the gate, and in what sort of delusion does that sound like a good plan to do it?
They don't know. They were very drunk at the time.
At some point you're going to have to accept that a certain number of deaths through terrorism are unacceptable and require a surrender of part of your inviolable shield of privacy.
If the Feds had one example of where blanket surveillance of American telephone and Internet activity interdicted a terrorist attack they'd be proclaiming it from the roof of the Capitol.
Some day soon the seas are going to rise, the crops are going to fail and we're going to run out of oil and water. Already, massive migrations are starting from dessicated Africa. How long will Californians sit still for no water? American police departments have better military equipment than many nations. Why? What's happening across the Middle East, Thailand, Hong Kong ... will eventually happen in Western countries, once citizens finally realize they've been screwed by their governments. Western governments are preparing themselves for the social upheavals they know are coming. Even the mighty Fox "News" won't be able to stem the tide. It's cheaper to build a data warehouse than tell your political contributors to stop dumping carbon dioxide into the atmosphere.
Assuming it's a Chinese govt op, someone needs to tell them it makes them look like a bunch of sorry-arsed limp dicks. If your regime is so good, why do you have to censor what your citizens read? If it's not that good, then FFS invest the resources to fix it. This exploit has all the appearance of a child's tantrum, not the work of a once-proud nation.
You forgot something --------------------------------------------------------------------->
"Pouvez-vous dire cela en français, eh, good buddy?"
Oui! Bonsoir, mon ami.
Grew up near the border. Always thought of Canadians as a sub-set of Americans, with funny pronunciations and better manners.
That is all.
Noticed the same thing. Had all scripts off and got a mobile-y looking page. Turning on bbc scripts one at a time, things started appearing. But what appears is mostly links to short videos. I'm sorry, a couple of minutes of some talking head with a few seconds of Merkel speaking is not how I want to receive news. Words! Give us some text we can read, re-read, think about and analyze. It's the BBC FFS!
and there's nothing alive to hear it.....
Deny them access to the press
That only worked when the targets of terrorism had media monopolies. Thanks to the interwebs, any fool can set up a media outlet. Trying to stop it is pointless.
The goal always should be to control the flow of information. Unfortunately, that turns against the people when their governments propagandize them!
As long as we have a free press, we're stuck with the likes of Fox, Ted Cruz and John "Bomb Iran" McCain. You can bet your last bitcoin they'll use the spewings of ISIS et al for their purposes at every chance. Mocking articles like El Reg's are one of several reasonable counterweights.
I've posted about working p/t during the holidays at a RS in 1984. Now I've moved far away and only just found out that not only is the RS gone -- the whole mall is gone! Capitalism is a cruel and unforgiving master.
The best long-weekend road trip ever started the Thursday morning IE4 with some "developer" crapola MS added completely hosed my system. It was May 1998, the sun was shining, and outside the window the MGB was glistening. Hang around and format and reinstall everything or go for a long ride? Haven't used IE since. So, thanks, IE! Still have fond memories of that top-down weekend.
The other day I was massively downvoted for saying our country was becoming the United Corporations of America. FTC states that Google's actions hurt consumers -- the freaking citizens of the soon-to-be-extinct United States of America -- but the government of this nation -- allegedly "of, by and for the people" does nothing.
It wasn't supposed to turn out this way.
At age 45 he must have been close to serving 20 years, enough to retire. He can kiss that pension good-bye if convicted. Entrepreneurial my butt. He was stupid and lazy.
Imagine the despair of those who never receive phishing emails. You read about them all the time, but you never get one. Almost makes you want to delete some of your SpamAssassin filters. One got through to one of my accounts this morning, complete with obligatory attached Zip file. "The photos you requested," from a company that sells commercial refrigerators and stuff. Yeah, okay, when I was younger.... but never with appliances FFS. Still, I was so thrilled I almost clicked on it, just to experience the pain. Life behind a nailed-down mail server is so boring.
So would I and it's just past noon here. You can keep that dog, though.
One molecule of evidence you're doing more than taking a sauna with FSB and you can kiss your biz goodbye.
Well, an "up your pork pie" to whoever downvoted my USA! comment. Check the user stats for El Reg. Cheers anyway.
USA! USA! USA!
@ I ain't Spartacus
a turkey one, for the vegetarians
I nominate you for a talk on, "How the Turkey Evolved to Become a Vegetable."
Imagine an android 5 times more intelligent than a human, 10 times as strong and quick.
You've got a helluva movie idea here.
The US Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced it's pausing before making a decision over the proposed merger of Comcast and Time Warner Cable (TWC) and AT&T's gobbling of DirecTV, citing legal issues.
Never mind the legal issues. Just think what it's going to cost to reprint all our money, Federal stationery, signs and logos, not to mention redesigning the flag, when the U.S.A. becomes the United Corporations of America.
This is not how it was supposed to turn out.
That book was an allegory. The clown was supposed to represent hacker collectives, or Microsoft, or something....
The clown responsible for El Reg's site redesign.
We're all lucky there are honest people like Litchfield out there. Imagine the pile of bling he could have obtained otherwise.
Licking the hand that feeds IT
Doesn't sound like a site I'd bother reading.
He only wanted one to take apart.
All you have to do in AdBlock Plus is click the ABP stop sign, click Filter preferences, and uncheck the Allow some non-intrusive advertising box.