Re: $649 (£420)
Yep. That IS totally bonkers.
374 posts • joined 4 Feb 2011
Yep. That IS totally bonkers.
Would someone please just make a big boxy brick of a phone?
Bright screen, big battery, qwerty clamshell/slider. And an OS that isn't a bloated repurposed server platform from before you were born.
A relative of mine has this, mildly. Only noticed it when laptops got up into the GHz range. Apparently being within inches of poorly shielded processors and busses can stimulate nerve endings or something like that, causing a painful tingling sensation. Being sceptical, I tried placing my hand on a laptop for a few minutes, and indeed I felt something, quite plausibly the RF field.
I'm sure there are millions of fakers, but RF interference is a major problem for electronics and we know that higher levels affect living things. There are legitimate scientific questions:
- What RF frequency/amplitude ranges are *irritating* to the more sensitive people and critters?
- Besides RF, are there electrostatic or magnetic interference issues? Audio, light, etc?
- How can we efficiently test for levels below the average engineer's sensory threshold?
- How can we objectively test people's sensitivity?
So Krebs thinks Zu is less important than himself, and nobody else likes Thunderstruck... uhhh.. Q.E.D.
Fair point. Sounds like Affirmative Action in the US. No need for that, with all the language geeks around.
I know a little gaelic and a few other languages I'll probably never use. Just for the hell of it.
"outage in one of our primary data centers"
"We began a roll over to our other global data centre"
Translation: All they had were a few servers in those two DCs? Does "roll over" mean "spin up a VPS and restore from last week's backup"?
Are they still running it like a free service?
The DVs are probably from alien slashtard invaders who don't realize that downvoting stuff around here does nothing to bury it. ;)
I'll withhold judgement as I haven't tried Win10 yet, which I will now that these VMs are out.
MOAR PIXELS, yeahhhhhh... I'd rather have 60 Hz minimum (120+ is nice in games that run fast enough) without messing around with expensive bleeding edge GPUs and monitors.
Besides, you really don't want to see every little imperfection in your favorite
porn film stars.
If hackers ever target your company in particular, they'll have an easy time finding holes in Typo3. But that's ok if the worst they can do is vandalize the site, and it's not part of your main revenue stream...
I definitely wouldn't switch from WP to Drupal, Joomla, or PHP-anything. (BTW, the WP 4.2.3 security fix consisted of a fuckton of regex crap, not unlike that which ushered in the Drupocalypse.) Django is decent but it does get a few XSS patches every year; anything with web-based admin has a questionable future.
My strategy for smaller sites where I have enough control:
- Static HTML build process whenever possible
- Simple PHP header/footer templates (if a build process is impractical)
- Compartmentalize the hell out of dynamic features (search, comments, user logins, admin logins, etc) so that a hole in some seemingly low-risk feature doesn't yield full control
Long range plan: bail out of webdev
@Richard Lloyd - That's basically what I was going to say, with some added sarcasm. I haven't automated the process, as I only run a handful of WP sites doing things WP was never meant to do. They're more vulnerable to updates than hacks.
Yeah, I'm frustrated with WP. The very reasons clients want to use it (to move fast and use lots of plugins) are detrimental to good practices. Most don't even use it as a CMS, so these end up being mostly static sites with the complexity/performance/security headaches of a blog/CMS as a "bonus". And, it's harder to find good developers than one would imagine, because they tend to quit WP once they understand it, if they ever touch it at all.
So yeah, I'm pushing other solutions. But dammit, everyone wants WP.
I guess smart people will just stick with Battlestar Galactica 'dumb tech' standards for the forseeable future.
It doesn't matter if truecrypt (or ANY encryption system) is good, because the systems it runs on are woefully insecure. They should not be used to store valuable information, period. Anyone doing so should go back to the drawing board and figure out how to operate without relying on electronic devices to keep secrets.
Truecrypt is a stopgap solution at best.
LOL. Letter/number/symbol substitution was a feature of password cracker tools 20+ years ago.
Decryption/analysis speed is more important than password strength. IF you can try decrypting just the boot sector of a truecrypt partition and scan it for signatures, that's too easy. (Does anyone know if that's the case?) It should take *several seconds* per pw. Goal is to raise the hardware+electric cost of brute-forcing way above what your data's worth, ie. millions for measly consumer banking info, trillions for state secrets. Good luck with that...
I'm going with "he wrote it down and they found it". Could *you* remember a strong 30-char pw?
Dear god man, you have no idea how much Microsoft forks and ruins its own frameworks. At least ffmpeg/libav is still maintained and usable. Even on Windows I'd rather use that than whatever MS is pushing this year.
Battery-hungry websites will never spend the money to implement this. It's as pointless as DNT.
> the advertisers could have had a little more respect for privacy and playing fair
For real. I'm pretty sure most advertisers never even get around to using/abusing the data they collect on comment spammers, wordpress botnets, and
potential loyal customers. Ain't got time for that!
Some forums sprinkle their site with polite text reminders to subscribe/donate. We adblocker users see them because they're not ads. Hint, hint.
It pisses me off that it's getting hard to find VPS hosting with HDD storage. SSDs are too small and expensive (and unnecessarily fast) for big audio/video/images. And we've seen a number SSD reliability issues reported this year, now that everyone's using them.
FWIW, I'm running SSD+HDD in my Linux->BSD desktops, and plain old HDD in my Win8 beater laptop. Good enough.
And if XPoint/RRAM/etc lives up to half the hype, I'll take XPoint+HDD over SSD any day.
But it's OK! when! upgrading! Firefox! switches! your! search! engine! to! Yahoo!
Everyone who WANTED one got one - often at a steep discount - and they never want another one.
Smartphones may or may not succeed in the long run. Tablets have already failed.
Also, birdshot decelerates quickly and generally won't hurt anything on the way down... no more than small hail. Less dangerous than drones, for sure.
The cops charged the guy with firing a gun inside city limits - which would be justified in a clear self-defense situation - not with shooting the drone. Perhaps the drone operators will face charges as well, if the cops can find a law they broke. If not, expect a new law.
This sounds good.
Some sort of proxying is needed to prevent IP address leakage. It'll make the old IP layer redundant but pruning it is probably too much to ask at this stage. Privacy next decade, efficiency a few decades later, maybe.
I wonder if anyone's got a working UDP-based implementation today that allows P2P gaming without exposing IPs to the other players or their ISPs; that's the gist of this. Then eventually SPUD's successor would standardize, optimize, and simplify such protocols, right? Nah... that's basically TOR; too much latency. We need ISP/backbone routers to support anonymous routing... verifiably... in a DDoS-proof manner. In all sincerity, good luck with that!
Since you obviously give a damn, why not reset your password and delete your account?
I flag them as spam. The more people do that, the harder it'll be for them to deliver
I wonder if the recent report saying "spam is declining" included linkedin as such. I'm guessing not, else there'd be nothing to say.
No loss for me. When this all started I said fine, delete my youtube channel/profile. And I'll never take google seriously again.
This latest is good news for people who actually gain something from their youtube channels though!
Nah. It makes you a good person.
Five years' support?
No problem, that'll be $3,000.... or $100/mo on a 5-year contract.
Every site with user-contributed content has tons of Author/Contributors. There's a "default new user role" setup option. Easy peasy. Easy to pwn in 5 minutes too...
NYT, Facebook, Twitter - they open-source a lot of their bloatware and frontend devs eat it up. It's 'best practice'. Underscore, Backbone, Bootstrap, Coffeescript(?), maybe AngularJS (notorious hog), and layers on top of all these, and soon WebComponents.
Seems like a good idea at first, enabling modular/functional programming in JS, but the temptation to overleverage it is irresistible.
P.S. - installed NoScript for the first time in 5+ years. Renders 90% of sites unusable but so be it. This is getting ridiculous.
Because SSH actually works.
People from the same tribe that boated over to New Guinea ~80,000 years ago might have continued up the coast of Asia and boated across the Bering Strait, maybe that same year, maybe centuries later, who knows. If they remained nomadic (rather than building empires) they wouldn't have left many traces for archaeologists.
At most VPS hosts you're on your own, but it's pretty easy to block everything but web and SSH traffic. Look up IPtables and Fail2ban...
As for databases, may I suggest... Postgres? Best of both worlds these days.
Security-compliance-as-a-service... at a time when everything is getting hacked and all this "certified secure" crap is about to get flushed. Is this corporate suicide? Then go for it, Salesforce!
That was a mile from here, in jail no less. Police captain's son turned ISIS sympathizer. Allegedly. FBI is busily building up a track record of giving guns to crazy dudes so they can arrest them, so nobody has much credibility in this matter.
I'm one of those "extreme open sourcers", I guess, and I'm here. Ok, I admit I just skimmed the article, and I ditched my bare bones Debian+Openbox setup for Mint 17.1 (thanks for the tip, El Reg) because Linux in general is going downhill rapidly and I just want something that works ok with no major changes until it becomes practical to use a much simpler OS.
Openbox is decent - I might go back to it at some point - but it's a bit bloaty for a "minimal wm", and that XML config file, deahhh gahhhd....
You may be onto something, @Mark85 - sounds like a PR gimmick. A token gesture of goodwill, nothing more.
Good luck with that. Just like GTW, the only way to win this game is not to play.
There is no legitimate reason for governments and companies to hold private personal information that ruins people's lives when it inevitably gets into the wrong hands. And no one is safe, including the bad guys of all stripes.
Just another edge case.
If this plan goes through, I won't be in this line of work much longer. Or not in the US.
Then there's all the people writing wordpress plugins with no SQL experience at all...
Most likely it's another hole in a new feature, like Heartbleed; that was DTLS.
Reddit has become ... Facebook
The last time I was given XML from a client - ummm, this year - it wasn't even proper XML. Embedded in it were chunks of unescaped invalid HTML. I had to parse it with adhoc regexes.
And then there's JSON, which would be OK if everything consisted of arrays, dicts, floats, and strings; if JSON serializers were all 100% bug-free; and if it didn't have to flow through a pipeline of cloudy REST APIs and database layers that don't know whether to escape it as SQL, JSON, XML, HTML, urlencoded, PHP-serialized, or what have you. This includes gems like WordPress's maybe_unserialize().
Just to be safe, better use a custom text format and base64 it....
Is that like "hackers 'tweaked' OPM"?
less also has a history of vulns; you should consider using more.
Devless dev houses? We already have those. Too bad CodePhage can't handle WordPress...
We're still waiting for hard cost limits, Amazon.
Sounds like coincidence to me. If you look at our situation across the pond, you'll see the opposite situation with water - state and municipal systems providing excellent water while privatized systems charge a fortune for crap water. Probably has more to do with regional economics and long-term drought than with ownership.
Then wr have horrible rail systems public and private, phone/cable companies that can hook you up in 3 days (months? LMAO)... it's all over the place.
Personally I'm in favor of *competitive* capitalism, but Tim's not making a good case for it with these statistical anecdotes. Combining the two most-abused forms of 'evidence' is even less convincing.