Re: define what a "Web Vomponent" is
Web Components = more-bloated JS widgets, and more of them on every page. 'Cause it's easy-peasy, man!
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Web Components = more-bloated JS widgets, and more of them on every page. 'Cause it's easy-peasy, man!
Superior network indeed. Are there any good Verizon MVNOs for those of us who refuse to accept vz's business practices?
And do they disable the supercookies by default?
We'll all have to create personal shell companies in banana republics.
I've heard they had a voicemail or dialup system in the 90s that would give you everything - SSN, DOB, CC's - without talking to human at all. And carders were running wild in it.
This is America, in the internet age. Educated guess: these folks are lard-asses :)
I have specifically avoided it in "find nearest store" pages because it's annoying and creepy. GeoIP has enough accuracy, without major privacy concerns. The geoloc API needs a sane default (fake/approx location) and to get rid of the nagging; just let the user click the address bar icon if they really want to give an accurate location.
Google in particular is doing a piss-poor job with location privacy these days... given their browser market share, I'm not holding my breath for this -or any- HTML5 flaws to get fixed.
I'm redoing my kitchen+bath
this next year. Afraid it's gonna be tough to find anything decent among all the IoT crap, hipster-nostalgia crap, cheap-ass crap, and overpriced IoT-enabled hipsterized cheap crap.
And they're not comparing the *amount* of work done. The "22% of time" may only account for 1% of productivity.
(Typed on the first and likely last tab I'll ever own)
I don't know about Unisys, but IBM's had 50s mainframes in VMs since the 60s or 70s. That solves the hardware problem but you still have to do manual chores, e.g. allocating disk space by the cylinder. Then you wrap 5 layers of VM in all the layers of modern web crap, bridged by a screen scraper type thing running at 19200 baud.
My state (Massachusetts) still had such things a few years ago, probably still does... Unemployment being a particularly frustrating one for anyone running a business.
Not health. Health Insurance. Third-rate crap, at that. You can easily go bankrupt even if you have it.
Anyone know if Amazon's version of Netflix was impacted? Or do they give their own stuff higher priority?
Of course I can't be bothered to read it. This reeks of academics coming up with clever non-solutions. If they'd ever been out in the real world they'd have known the answer is no, locking the db down sufficiently is not feasible, and they'd have found another pet project for their dissertation or whatever.
Data security in the medical industry is a joke. Nobody outside of IT has a clue. The only way to keep records private is to leave them out of EHR databases.
Mmmm, sounds like DRM. Yeah, that'll work.......
Next week there'll be hundreds thanks to this publicity.
No idea, and I'd assume it's C++ as this is pure backend software. I don't care; I'm on 5.6, and eyeing Postgres.
Bigger question is, what's the point of encryption when the key is left in the lock?
Or northern Quebec in August. I've never seen so many blackflies and mosquitoes. And that was 20 years ago, nothing new...
Insanity-inducing, lol... I had flashbacks for years!
Translation 1: Burn all the fossil fuels as fast as we can (it'll take centuries or millenia).... and in 100 years, no major sea level rise. 1,000 years, 90' rise. 2,000 years or so, 180' rise. So that's extremely bad, but no problem whatsoever for today's voters.
Translation 2: Screw you, future people! Burn ALL the things!!!
Yeah, password authentication is crap. Strong passwords are impractical unless you use a password locker, which has its own weaknesses. Keyloggers are another problem for passwords.
2FA and biometrics are far from universal. SSH keys are more like the right idea, but even if every stupid webapp supported that, I can't see most people keeping their keys secure and backed up. I haven't heard of any better ideas though.
;drop table wp_users; is all you need anymore. Just find an unpatched SQLi...
"<ding ding ding> Human assistance required. Please exit the vehicle and push it out of the ditch while I apply full throttle..."
Or is that iBored? <ba-dum-tsss>
Besides, if you're afraid something bad will happen to a machine left on over the weekend, don't even turn it on during work hours.
Raspi is one thing, production servers are quite another...
Happy coincidence: I finally started my transition to FreeBSD last week. So far, so good... pretty sure I'll be off of Linux servers by the time wheezy falls into neglect.
Gotta be a typo. Bishop sounds like a realist. Dude must have a thick skin to handle a prominent role in the field of AI.
IMO... expectations are still inflated, even after the rebranding from Artificial Intelligence to Cognitive Computing. More like Pseudointelligence, as in 'obviously fake'. Chess and Jeopardy are tough for humans, relatively trivial for computers. You could tell from its wackier answers that Watson was just a glorified search engine with a lame natural language parser (IBM admitted it required a ton of special-case coding). It's possible to go beyond simple search engines, but with rapidly diminishing returns. Nothing here.
Anon or not, any 'definitive objective source of information' is guaranteed to be riddled with lies and omissions regarding any contentious subject. Real-name policies merely tip the scale in favor of powerful groups, as criticism invites retaliation. It's still worth checking for red flags... but Wikipedia is no better than, say, Encyclopedia Dramatica.
Anyone else think this would work better under a Git-like model? Everyone can fork and edit their own version of the truth, all anonymously hosted in the p2p ether -or- stored privately (ie. personal notes). At least one could see the prevailing opinions in different camps.
This is one instance where Apple is awesome. I don't own one, but if all the autocorrect-fail sites are anything to go by, they interpret ambiguous words in the dirtiest filthiest most perverted way possible. It's fucking beautiful.
Everybody start wearing hats...
Seriously, surveillance is getting out of control. Cameras everywhere for innocent purposes and pretty soon they're all tied into Skynet, tracking every little thing you do.
No explanation necessary.
That's the kind of off-topic movie quote an idiot posts in the comments, thus distracting from a very serious discussion. And he/she didn't even take credit. Hmm...upvote for trolling?
So Krebs thinks Zu is less important than himself, and nobody else likes Thunderstruck... uhhh.. Q.E.D.
It may very well have been a ~2008 Macbook... but it happens with other laptops, plugged in or not, in direct contact or a few inches away. I've experienced poorly grounded guitar amps; that's not it. This feels similar but more subtle, and not immediate.
There are so many variables and alternate explanations ... someone would have to do proper scientific experiments to get to the bottom of this. And I can't see the know-it-alls here doing that. Just as bad as the tinfoil hatters.
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?
I'm already running NoScript again. AdBlock has always done a decent job of blocking both Flash and HTML5 ads. Unfortunately, regular websites are being replaced by the HTML5 equivalent of those moronic whizbang all-Flash sites that were big in the early 2000s.
P.S. Adobe wrote most of the HTML5 standards, which are just recycled Flash APIs. Flash isn't dead, it's been integrated into the browser.
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.
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!
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.