432 posts • joined 25 Feb 2011
If so, he's a poor student. Not enough misplaced capitals in the middle of the sentences.
They're still around. I got one the other day purporting to be from Rev Steven something on behalf of the World Bank, offering to aid me in claiming my "inheritance" from a deceased estate in Nigeria.
I read it for a chuckle at the spelling and grammar, added the sender to my ISP's blacklist, and binned it.
It seems we are no longer allowed to do anything without Big Brother watching over us "for our own good".
Between Brandis and Budgie Smuggler Boofhead demanding we hand over all details of our electronic communications without warrant or complaint, and the NSW govt making it near impossible to travel on public transport anonymously, we have truly arrived at a police state.
Time to migrate to a less oppressive regime. Iran maybe.
For those that missed it in the article....
While it is true that an AV solution should catch the infected file before it executes it's payload, the questions that need to be asked are;
"Why does Microsoft still insist on the failed concept of security through obscurity?"
"Why the fuck is it possible for a word processing document to reach that deeply into the registry and affect those changes?"
"There is a difference between not liking the US government and not liking a US citizen"
What is the average percentage of the US population that can be bothered voting? Roughly 60%
So, that's 40% of the populace who can't be arsed to make enough of a difference locally to try and mitigate the global opinion. Enough of a reason to dislike them.
Then, you have those who constantly vote for the one party, regardless of actual policies, and do nothing to hold their chosen representatives accountable when they breach international or local laws. Given how it happens on both sides, let's call that 30%.
Then, we can add about another 10% for either the extreme right or left wing loonies who demand the rest of the world HAS to work the way they want, regardless of whether that way works in reality.
So there is justifiable dislike and/or hatred for 80% the US populace.
Re: Samsung, think? hahaha.
"Samsung are big, very big, and when they see a competitive advantage in breaching a contract, or simply breaking the law outright (collude, lie, cheat and steal), they do so without compunction. The history of Samsung of the past decades is littered with examples of this type of behaviour."
And this is different to Microsoft's "Extend, Embrace, Extinguish" philosophy how?
Re: What the hell is CrossFit?
Whenever I get the urge to exercise, I lay down until the feeling passes.
Because iThings are a status symbols of these type of executards, and if they went after their status symbols, then they'd have to settle for "non-magical" phones like the rest of humanity.
Re: By the same reasoning, the Government SHOULD handle the NBN also.
Which version of the NBN?
Labor's Fibre To The House?
Liberals Fruit Tin and Twine to the Neighbour's house.
Doesn't matter who tracks and stores it
It's still just plain fucking WRONG.
Fair enough that the ISP's dont want to lose customers due to the price of connectivity going up.
But us taxpayers don't want a new "anti-terror" tax, which is less about anti-terrorism, and more to do with unwarranted snooping on all aspects of our digital lives.
Not to mention the new laws they are shoving down our throats whose sole purpose is to punish whistle-blowers for daring to bring government nastiness to light, it seems they do not want to be subject to the same laws as everyone else.
I wonder, are there any legally minded folks out there who could have a browse through the hastily drafted anti-terrorism legislation, and see if it can be used to prevent the government from launching their own war of terror upon our personal privacy?
A country which gives you one choice of political party complaining about the lack of choice for Office Suites.
How will you run OS X on that cheaper Windows laptop?
By installing Linux and a faux fruity desktop.
American Security Services Hoarding All Terrestrial Secrets
Re: oh hell...
Nah, you'll just now have the conservatives wanting to know how we can weaponise Titan to use against terrorists.
"There's no apostrophe so the crime against punctuation is Microsoft's."
No wonder they can't write decent code. They can't master basic English to start with.
The Life of (Raspberry) Pi
I'll get my coat.
Have an upvote to counter the ignorant git who doesn't know his Python.
And a pint. Python is always better with a pint.
Shame they got off scot-free.
I am, of course, referring to the "news outlets" who didn't bother to verify the email, and just blindly publish it.
Also, you can't tell me that each new organisation does not have its own contact person within the various financial institutions that they could contact for absolute verification. Given how many times this has happened in the past (remember what happened to Apple's share price when the fake news of the Jobsian heart attack circulated in 2008), you would think they would at least try and get second opinion for the facts, instead of trying to get the "scoop".
If one such email can create havoc such as this, we really should be looking at why such a weakness is present in the system. I guess greed will always trump logic.
I'll just make a copy of the "quoted version" from the UK.
Re: The ruling is an insult to justice.
And your rabid fanboism is an insult to common sense.
Apple were found guilty of violating the law to the detriment of consumers. Don't get all shitty with the rest of society just because you now realise that your next iThing will be more expensive in order to pay for the legal costs of Apple's dodgy actions.
Learn some IT basics so you can then understand how to get 2 devices to communicate with each other outside of the Jobsian walled garden.
Cue the downvotes. Unlike you, I have the balls to put my name to my comments.
When people quote, they often just take the bits they want, and leave the rest out.
Now, we can quote grumble flicks by removing the poor quality "But you're my daughters friend, it would be wrong if you got down on your knees and sucked my cock" acting, and skip straight to the part where she does indeed, get down on her knees and opens her gob.
We can also quote action movies by removing any of the "hey, all you bad guys stop shooting so we can have a 5 minute conversation with the guy who is dying" scenes.
Send a guboat
And land on the completely wrong beach like they did 100 years ago.
Although I'm not sure if it actually lessons the pain, or you just stop giving a shit about it.
Re: @ JEDIDIAH -- Learn the First Rule of Computer Science
You also have to bear in mind the First Rule of Computer Science;
As soon as you make something idiot-proof, the Universe responds by building a better idiot.
Only if the are Princes, or former Prime Ministers.
Excellent Payment Experiences...WTF?
"After looking into the issue, we communicated this is not in fact a vulnerability. We work closely with our merchants who use Express Checkout to provide them the flexibility they need to complete their transactions in a timely manner so they can offer excellent payments experiences to their customers."
An excellent payment experience is when you hand over the cash for something, and then find out that it's currently on special and you're getting it at a discounted rate.
It does not mean that once you have paid for the goods, the merchant is then able to tack on extra expenses just because they can.
Appear to have been less "rogue agents", and more "towing the company line".
Bollocks to buying a new phone.
"Telstra says 2G traffic now accounts for less than one per cent of its traffic.."
Given that with 3g/4g, they only claim to cover 99% of the Australian population, maybe they should increase that number to 100% before killing off 2g.
Not to mention I have lost count of the amount of times Ive been forced to clock my phone back to GSM in order to boost the signal enough to be able to make phone calls* when in remote or regional areas.
*Sure, I can still make phone calls when on 3g/4g, but they sound something like;
"Hel....I'.......ing.....ut......serv.....re.......oh fo.....cks sa....."
Re: You want cross genre???
No cross genre thank you.
Last thing I want on my small screen, direct from the Syfy channel, is "Sarlaccnado".
With Abrams involved, it's more likely to be a blue waffle.
Re: Don't Being Conned By BitCoins
"You can't use a pick to mine gold unless you find a gold deposit. All you need for a bitcoin mining box is an electricity supply and a network connection."
Sort of like how you can't mine bitcoins unless you find a blockchain? Sure, it's easier to find a blockchain these days than it was to find a gold vein when pickaxes were the tool of choice for gold miners, but the analogy stands.
It comes down to time vs return. With todays mass production techniques, it is far quicker to make money from the production of mining rigs, than it is to mine the bitcoins.
Same as how it was quicker to make pickaxes and sell them off, than it was to make one, and then go out and mine the gold yourself.
Re: Don't Being Conned By BitCoins
You mean like if picks and mattocks reliably mined gold, why would anyone sell them?
Or if shares in a successful company reliably made money, why would anyone sell them?
Re: Blakes 7
Well, if you're not going to attempt a remake of the original with your missus, then I guess you wont mind if I try then.
If they can't get a simple text message service running right, what sort of confidence are they instilling into their customer base that they can get anything technical on their network right?
Truckies have been using CB radios for decades before the invention of mobile phone.
CB's require one hand to be away from the steering wheel, so logically that is just as dangerous as using a mobile phone.
Then there are the cabbies who play with their booking systems whilst driving.
Cops play with their radios, and phones, and speed cameras, and computer systems while driving.
If they were truly serious about road safety, then there would be a blanket ban on all of them.
Of course, with cops "being better drivers" and "receiving training", then there should be no reason why the same training in use of mobiles whilst driving should not be made available to the general public. But they won't do it, as the training would only give them a on off payment, whereas a ban will be a continuous revenue stream for the greedy twunts.
Sued over Model E?
Unholy shitstorm of a precedent there. Lets watch all of the US offices of European car manufacturers sue each other into oblivion for the use of "Spyder"
"The new legislation introduces a single warrant covering networks of computers (instead of requiring a single warrant for each intrusion); the right for agencies to use innocent third-party computers to access other computers; and the ability for intelligence officers to disrupt computer operations."
My flatmates and I share an internet connection via a switch. Will they view that as a network and one warrant to gain access to all of out data and PC's when they only want one of us?
Also, how will that work in regards to wifi hotspots? Will that be viewed as "a network", thus giving them carte blanche over anyone who connects to it?
Even though the UN has said that International Law could be breached by all this mass surveillance, do you think any of the countries doing it will care, especially considering they are the same countries who flouted international law by invading Afghanistan and Iraq, implemented torture regimes in their prisons, and ignored our constitutional rights.
The more this goes on, the more tempted I am to give up on the IT trade, ditch all devices that can be snooped on, and just become a laborer doing a shitkicker job.
Got one mate thats never had a computer, mobile phone, bank account, and successfully sued his employer for unfair dismissal when the company went to electronic funds transfers only, and fired him when he refused to get a back account.. I used to call him a luddite. Now I think he was the wisest of us all.
CIA spooks now to go hungry?
It prompted Merkel to last week expel America's CIA chef in Berlin and fire another in a series of salvos at the US surveillance complex stating that "spying is ultimately a waste of force".
What will they do without their own personal chef?
"May I speak to your supervisor."
I politely phrase it in such a way, that I get what I want very quickly.
"Would you care to put me through to someone who is paid well enough to handle the torrent of abuse, name calling, swearing, and threats of legal action, or do you want to bravely face all this alone?"
If they don't give me what I want, then you can't say they weren't warned.
Re: More probably, Hollywood (etc.) ...
Just go to IMDB, and have a look at some of the movies either under, or about to go into production.
The Spiderman franchise wasnt even 10 years old when they decided to reboot it.
Fantastic Four is getting a reboot.
Since Twishite, ane tween book franchise is getting a movie deal, when before it wouldn't have even gotten a direct-to-video offer.
LOTR and 300 inspired a lot of crap directors and producers to dig through ancient history and do their own rendition of classic myths.
And let us not forget the never ending sequels to a reboot, of a remake of of a reimagining of a movie that was good in its day, but gets shat upon from a great height by someone who thinks they can do it better (by adding more explosions and fucktons of CGI).
So, if you can remember the next day why your arse burns when you take a dump, you don't have Alzheimers?
...I'll get my coat.
Re: Plastic cases
Time for tech-makers to stick to all natural products, like ivory, whale bone, and rhino horn.
I call bollocks on this.
Bring in these laws, and the "terrorists" will just go back to the cold war handbook, and rely on snailmail, dead drops, codewords and face-to-face meetings to plan whatever attacks they want.
As ugly and disgusting as it was, I think the Cronulla riots did more to prevent any home-grown terrorist attacks than anything data retention laws will do.
To quote Weird Al
Don't wanna be a Canadian idiot
Don't wanna be some beer swillin' hockey nut
And do I look like some frostbitten hose-head?
I never learned my alphabet from A to Zed
They all live on donuts and moose meat
And they leave the house without packin' heat
Never even bring their guns to the mall
And you know what else is too funny?
Their stupid Monopoly money
Can't take 'em seriously at all
Well maple syrup and snow's what they export
They treat curling just like it's a real sport
They think their silly accent is so cute
Can't understand a thing they're talkin' aboot
Sure they got their national health care
Cheaper meds, low crime rates and clean air
Then again well they got Celine Dion
Eat their weight in Kraft macaroni
And dream of drivin' a Zamboni
All over Saskatchewan
Don't wanna be a Canadian idiot
Won't figure out their temperature in Celsius
See the map, they're hoverin' right over us
Tell you the truth, it makes me kinda nervous
Always hear the same kind of story
Break their nose and they'll just say "sorry"
Tell me what kind of freaks are that polite?
It's gotta mean they're all up to somethin'
So quick, before they see it comin'
Time for a pre-emptive strike!
Biting the hand that feeds it
Given that Telstra also streams Foxtel over it's cable network, I wonder how long until Telstra come to the conclusion that it is no longer worthwhile providing Rupert & Co that functionality, if News Corp will sue it's service provider for something that they are not responsible for.
The questions that need to be asked.
Did the owner of the device, and card, enter the card details into said device for storage, and then fail to implement any form of security around those details to prevent misuse?
Did the device/card owner willingly give the device, with stored details, to their child and let them use it unsupervised?
Does the device owner prefer to have an electronic baby sitter for their child, rather than spending time with them and taking an interest in their childs activities?
Do the T&C's of said device make the device owner aware of how the details are stored, and how they can be used?
Problem Source: Parents.
Problem Destination: Anyone but the parents.
Car Analogy: Parent gives the car keys to a child so they can sit in the car and play at driving. Child stars car and drives it into the wall, causing damage. Parents blame car manufacturer.
Now that Microsoft has set the precedent ni gaining control over items which they do not own due to security concerns, perhaps No-IP can now launch a legal battle to gain control over all Microsoft products, as it can be shown that the majority of malware and virii attack Windows systems due to Microsofts inability to write secure and stable code.
Re: Daniel " the US government wasn't hoarding vast amounts of zero-day security flaws"
Given that polygraphy is, at best, a pseudo-science, and that polygraphs can be fooled by a cool and calm demeanor, I wouldn't even trust him then.
Threatening to slam his testicles between 2 bricks if we think his lying would be a more effective way to obtain the truth from cretins such as this.
Just get yourself a system with nothing but SSD's, and set up an overload circuit on your UPS.
Cops knock on the door, you hit the button, and they enter to the smell of fried silicon.
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