I bought a dog from a blacksmith. We got home, and he made a bolt for the door.
236 posts • joined 27 Apr 2011
Freeman or James?
Re: Very Sloppy Headline Writing
@Richard Jones 1
You're not thinking deeply enough about this issue. What happens when a less benign government rises to power? Imagine how the Nazis would have rubbed their hands with glee given access to this kind of information. It would have made rounding-up "undesirables" so much more efficient. It's not good enough to blithely sit-back and pretend it doesn't matter. It does.
I wonder how long the superdupercomputer will last before it succumbs to some well-meaning but inept "engineer". Last time I was in Cairo, not even the traffic lights worked..
It's a wonderful country with huge charm but a less than stellar record when it comes to looking after stuff.
Re: Congratulations etc.
Even if someone of his calibre did, for some unfathomable reason, choose to live here in Blighty, they'd be so shackled by poor infrastructure, red tape (health and safety alone would be enough), bloated and second-rate local governance and a general lack of imagination that I'd be extremely surprised if they were able to produce a usable rocket, let alone a reusable one!
Re: The idiom demands...
I like it. A sort of binary DOG/CAT weapon. Keep the two components separate and it's relatively safe to transport and store. Once combined though.....
The idiom demands...
The next step is to coral a gigantic number of pigeons to drop the cats among.
The FEDS were fishing for a legal precedent, that is all. The notion that the US lacks the technical ability to crack any mass-prodiced device wide-open is laughable (and scary).
i have a windows 7 pc and have had no nags to upgrade to 10. i run Windows Update regularly. why are they ignoring me? (i'm glad they are!)
That big orange tank has a height of 64.6 metres and a radius of 4.2 metres, for a volume of 1.4304 Olympic-sized swimming pools. More than enough, even allowing for it being subdivided into two tanks - one for the liquid oxygen and one for the liquid hydrogen.
Re: One way to scupper ransomware
is to make the effort to maintain a basic knowledge of OS security.
"Putting the cart ahead of the horse", as you put it, is no bad thing when it comes to possible existential threats. It is surely worth at least coming up with a feasible plan, especially in this case, where AI power could very well explode suddenly, unexpectedly and exponentially.
Re: In the place of guns and masks, this cybercrime organisation used laptops and the internet.
I totally agree with the tone of the OP's comment. And, let's not forget, there is activity going on *inside* the banking sector, and financial markets in general, that is just as deserving of some lengthy prison time.
TOR is also used by people who are unfortunate enough to live in countries governed by repressive and generally unpleasant regimes (the U.K. for instance) that want to restrict access. By blocking TOR traffic, website operators are facilitating this and I think they should think twice before doing so.
Re: Robustness required
With all due respect, RTFA.
A 100Kg probe is not likely to be carrying anything alive, so chat about "Highest survived g force" is not relevant.
So fucking what?
Shock horror - man watches porn in hotel room.
Re: SOUNDS LAME
Hidden services are accessed through a .onion address.
AlphaBay's address is pwoah7foa6au2pul.onion
The phishing site is accessed over the public internet using the URL pwoah7foa6au2pul.me.pn
See the difference. Duh!
I can't be bothered to explain how the secret greeting phrase protocol combats phishing. Trust me, it works.
The HTTP site is cleverly assembled to mimic the login page for Tor and includes a CAPTCHA.
I don't really understand how a site accessed over HTTP could possibly be mistaken for a Tor hidden service.
AlphaBay has an effective anti-phishing counter-measure: all accounts feature a greeting phrase (defined by the user on account set-up) which only the real site displays.
Seeing the very beginning
What's *really* extremely cool about this discovery is that gravitational waves will allow us to observe the opaque early universe (pre recombination). Until now we can only observe back to about 400,000 years after the big bang (post recombination). We will, in theory, be able to observe the singularity itself.
IN OTHER NEWS
Wolf advises sheep on security.
What is death?
Nietzsche put it best:
"The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species."
Vale Marvin Minsky. He argued that free will is a delusion. I have to agree.
Re: Bring your own holdall
but don't get locked inside it.
Re: Of course there is the possibility...
Maybe it was just Kim Jong Un falling out of bed.
Re: ALL YOUR x86 ARE BELONG TO US
nice (fictional) example of this in episode 3 (I think, maybe 4) of "Deutschland 83".
ALL YOUR x86 ARE BELONG TO US
I'm off to buy a typewriter. Happy New Year.
Fascinating lecture, thank you for posting the video.
Literally pissed-up hipsters.
"Physics makes a bit of a comeback as blaster bolts now carry real weight"
Don't really understand that - aren't they energy weapons?. Please can someone explain.
Re: Dosage Xanax
he's only an order of magnitude out. mg not ug.
Re: vodka only
They all taste rank but I had some mushroom chocolate in Ibiza this summer which was delicious. it was scored (no pun intended) into squares which made adjusting the intensity easier too.
"Private Eye" has the Curse of Gnome, maybe there is also a Curse of Vulture?
Don't worry D*****, been there, done that, and it's not as bad as you may be thinking it's going to be.
Re: "Your abacus is not affected.."
it's the beads on the abacus. maybe this outlook f*ck-up is Microsoft trying to stop its users communicating how f*cked-up it is.
Re: Gun nut
i think it's meant to be backwards. i'm guessing you pull the spent mag out and then rotate your hand as you bring the full one up into the receiver. maybe a commentard with experience of these matters can confirm?
the irony is this prop will probably be bought by some real-world coke baron. by a third party, obviously.
and that bloke with the orange in his gob!
how did the drone's owner justify having it hover over someone's property?
I would shoot down a drone spying on my family. Oh. no I wouldn't because we're generally not allowed access to firearms in the u.k.
It seems statistically unlikely that we should somehow be in the first 8% of all possible Earthlike planets.
The yoga.com helpdesk always bent over backwards for their clients.
Lydia's first skype with her Australian in-laws was not a success.
They should rather be asking "why didn't the CIA arrange for these vehicles to be covertly fitted with infra red beacons (for drone targeting) before delivery to DAESH?"
Princess Leia, here I come!
there is. it's called the dark web. vendors are rated by buyers and in my experience, this means the best possible purity, short of making it all legal and available from pharmacies. I'm not saying it makes taking drugs safe, but you at least get exactly what you ask for.
Re: Monkey Meth
you're probably right, they got an unusually pure batch. unlikely to be methamphetamine though. "speed" or "whiz" in the uk is generally amphetamine sulphate and of a pretty shite quality. my guess is someone ordered some quality speed paste from Holland or Germany, shared it with their mates and didn't take into account the much greater purity compared to the "pub grub" they would have been used to.
I'm sure there's a copyright issue there somewhere.
they're ex Shin Bet. RTFA ;)
i know I'm a vegetarian, but this is ridiculous.
And the watch is just the right proportion for my wrist.