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Re: It's no good moaning.
The Joe Average doesn't care. We already have all the technology needed for secure communication. You've got your GPG, your private Jabber servers your OTA encryption.
The problem is, nobody is using it!
Re: education issue.
@Alan Brown: considering how often Greenpeace and other green terrorists use the symbol to scare people, you'd guess that there are no people alive over the age of ***teen that don't know what a trefoil means.
the stupidity of people doesn't cease to amaze
Re: You forgot one thing...
@An0n C0w4rd: IPv6 or modern wifi architecture in XP? you make me laugh
Microsoft didn't add support for AES or TLS1.0 to XP, ever. Both of which predate RTM version of it by years! Yet alone the SP1, SP2 or SP3... And don't make me remember IE6. Browser so bad, even its maker advertised against it!
It's a good end to bad riddance.
Re: Silly squabling
"cost"? you mean the games that are 25% more expensive and for which 30%, 50%, 75% sales are completely unheard of? (just look at Steam or any bargain bin in local supermarket to see the PC situation)
"ease of use"? you mean the HDD installs or the 2GB patches you need to download so that you can finish them?
Consoles were cheaper and easier to use, but that ended sometime around PS2 and original xbox era. Now consoles are just underpowered PCs with all the problems plaguing PCs with few extras throws in for good measure. So excuse me while I replay Skyrim with mods, the one I bought for 4 quid. On a PC that is cheaper than PS4.
Re: Well, two thoughts...
Yeah, because it's so much better to have the toxic waste spewed all over the plant for tens of years than to bury it in one place with safety mechanisms that are over engineered to hell and back few times over.
Maybe your organism can handle trace amounts of lead and mercury and high amounts of soot in atmosphere but mine will take twice as high background radiation any time of the year. Life in general have evolved to deal with the latter, not the former.
Re: Oh, dear...
@vociferous: I don't get why exactly is it "creepy manga department"... Just because Asian markets don't equate drawn characters with kids content?
looks like the batteries in the reality distortion field run out
inside the C*O and financial markets bubble it makes perfect sense, after all you just need to repeat it often to make it true!
Re: Is there anybody who approves of this?
@T. F. M. Reader: don't bother, he's buying Apple gear already, open source arguments won't work on him
@Nigel11: true, space is a really nasty place
Re: Open source... binary only download. Hu?
and how do you make sure that the code you download is the one Cisco used to compile the binary download?
As if we don't have enough problems with Java and Flash...
Oh, so the cheese-eating surrender monkeys are one of the biggest threats to the US freedoms?
I think they really don't have any integrity left what so ever to pull that off... The whole spying on world + dog was just a power trip, nothing less nothing more.
Heinrich Himmler approves!
Re: Gee Plus Only (for now)
This may be true for new accounts, it's certainly not true for old accounts. But the little buggers did link my YT to my GMails and now I have to be very careful where I click every two-theree weeks when they are telling^W asking me if I want to use my real name for YT.
Re: I applaud this approach
@AC 9th October 2013 14:09 GMT
.... and at less than 20% of consumer electronics market. They are no longer in the position where they are the only band in town and every body dances to their music. Also, "cloud"? microsoft? don't make me laugh
Re: dont get it
getting i7 over i5 for a gaming machine is at best a bad decision, at worst you're probably compensating for something
just because there is more powerful hardware doesn't mean that it's actually worth getting it
everything Gabe had said about SteamBox and SteamOS would suggests that you will be able to get the OS however you want and do with it pretty much anything
Re: If you've got to do all this work to change your OS..
true, but I've yet to find a distro that will get infected if you let it connect to Internet during installation
Oracle?! For consumer brands?! I don't know what they are smoking but it's helluva strong.
"Your arms off!"
"This is but a scratch!"
The reality distortion field generators must be doing overtime lately in Redmond
Re: What they need...
locating the centre of mass is difficult, if you have a grappling hook you can compensate in real time, with affixed engines you have only one chance and a big probability you'll get it catastrophically wrong
> Internet providers want the extra dosh to bankroll the hardware needed to improve connections
> and beef up the internet's arteries.
...and there goes my bullshit-o-meter, and I just got a new one after watching General's Alexander presentation.
Re: One wonders how stupid Nokia shareholders must be
@mmeier: keep in mind that the N900 was more of a phone for developers to try out the platform than a consumer device. Of course it had shortcomings. Thing is the platform did mature and it perform well. But then came Elop.
@Mephistro: the PR cost is impossible to measure so they just ignore it, always did, always will
we wouldn't call them beancounters if that wasn't the case.
Re: Fracking resolution.
If only those were last decade screens: you could easily buy 120+dpi screens in 2002.
Screens with 74dpi are from two decades ago!
It's really crazy when you can buy phones with higher resolution screens than all laptops smaller than 19"
“It's still difficult to work out precisely why a website is blocked and to check if it's been blocked by mistake,” the group says, advising that “A really good Error 451 message would tell their customers how to challenge a block, how long the block's expected to last, where the relevant legal documents are and which legal authority imposed the blocking order.”
Transparent government? Where MAFIAA is also involved? Somehow I don't see it happen...
Re: 70 Years Too Late?
exactly, how this is noteworthy is beyond me
known plain text attacks are known about for nearly a century now, currently cryptographers are working to make the ciphers secure in situations where the attacker has full control over part of the ciphertext!
I just wonder what Larry thinks about this whole Oracle Enterprise Linux.
I don't think that's double standards... we have to go further... we have to go triple.
Oh, I assure you that all the site blocking in Iran, China and so on is the result of either court orders or application of the letter of the law.
It's still direct result of immoral degenerates in power.
You mean, no rounded corners?
That may be the most radical move of Apple of all time.
Re: Grey importing??
The Hulu/Netfix TOS explicitly forbid it.
Or it's illegal because MAFIAA tells it is.
Re: If it's "not ready for prime time" ...
@itzman: exactly, how they tell "for sure" that we all be under 10 meters of water in 100 years because of changes in weather if the same scientists can't predict accurately (99%+) what weather will be on next Tuesday .
And, no, I'm not a "denier" (as probably most people posting on El Reg that are sceptic about the whole Global Warming political movement). We know for sure that the climate got warmer in past 10-20 years. Nobody knows why it got warmer. But that also doesn't mean that we shouldn't move away from fossil fuels, if only because they will run out almost certainly in the next 50 years.
aah, win by technical knock-out
they don't do benchmarks like this any more...
If they only were still making phones that were good on the inside, not only outside
Re: Do you think it will ever stop?
well, of course it will end after WW3, it's hard to spy on other people when the only technology you have are sticks and stones (and no, I don't mean the new gadgets from the fruity company)...
Re: it's all based on (a lack of) trust
"Even perfect forward secrecy fails when you have the keys."
that's simply false
It's called (perfect) forward secrecy because even if the attacker gets his hands on server keys he still can't decrypt the data
Re: "As you may know, sysadmins need removable media to do their job," Alexander said
@AC: You need ability to insert usb drives into machines before you setup the whole infrastructure. Once you have basic infrastructure in place, then you put Secret or Top Secret data in the network.
Then you'd need to do it again only in the case of total network meltdown.
>The price for this service is a minimum of $10K (Ten Thousand US Dollars).
> The work involved actually costs us much more than that, but we pay for a portion of the service.
That's either some really bad design or bullshit of the highest order.
Considering it's SalesForce, I don't know which one is more likely.
Where did I put this , wait a second... damn, I was sure I left it here.... Oh, here it is, just under the "rational religious extremist", must have used it more recently.. .
Seriously, if people run away from your country and ask for asylum in China and Russia, something went horribly wrong.
just don't make the descriptions too detailed, or the someone clueless might actually think he can do it and bring the system from "down" to "unrecoverable", just because he missed one warning or just clicked through an error
Re: Horses for courses, eh?
The point is that too much sugar can spoil the cake.
There are environments where abstracting the problem to a level where you're dealing just with VM and treating VMs as cartridges you can just move and swap around making the IT easier to manage. Thre are also situations where this abstraction will hurt you and will make your systems crumble.
You need to know which tool is good for the job, if you hold a hammer all the problems... and so on
Re: arrogant judge
shush, shush, that's just crazy talk
$245 dollars? That's surprisingly reasonable.
You sure you haven't made a typo?
"That's more a result of the unstructured architecture of Linux compared to Microsoft's optimised model. I wouldn't expect to see that fixed any time soon."
And how do you explain L4D2 running faster through DirectX wrapper to OpenGL on proprietary nVidia drivers than on Windows?
Just stop this nonsense.
Radeon drivers are slow because they are Alpha quality software, as in not feature complete and far from fully optimised.
Re: Guess they'll have to compete on security or quality....
and they are pushing Orffice365...
good luck for them, they'll need it, a lot of it
I'm quite sure it's caused by warning fatigue. Seriously, who got a certificate warning because of active Man in the Middle? Because that's the only thing that a non self-signed certificates protects you against: active man in the middle. Stuff even PRISM didn't attempt.
We really should opt for SSL everywhere (as in browser tries :443 first), and if the connection is secure, then it shows a padlock/golden address bar/cute pussy.
I need to know if the connection I'm using is secure only if I entered some data on it, not when I just want to read the page!
"It also demands more research and development in computer security defences,"
Why I don't say that doing science for science's sake is a bad thing I will say that with the problem at hand it's really not necessary.
Really, just applying what we know is enough: using default deny firewalls (both IP and application level), proper authentication (rate limiting, requiring high entropy passwords) and encryption to sensitive systems (with 2 factor auth for critical infrastructure or likely targets).
We have this figured out, problem is, it costs money. Money that in the end just reduces very nebulous risks, not eliminates them, and that doesn't balance well on MBA's spreadsheets... Enforcing the minimal security requirement is the only way to make the systems secure.
I wouldn't have much problem with USA proclaiming such and such piece of space land a National Park (as long as it will *stay* national park and not a new mine for Helium 3.
One requirement though: a National Park has to have rangers, on site, at all times.
@Michael Duke: it has big market share only because of desktop Windows. And I think we have agreed long time ago that Windows is far from the best OS from technical standpoint.
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