371 posts • joined 19 Jul 2011
Re: I don't understand
Perhaps ask those guys in Munich about advice for moving to a different OS ;)
Re: Just contingency planning @Steve Channell
"Satisfying auditors... primitive technology...what they understand"
ROFLMAO. I'd guess about 90% wouldn't understand even a command prompt if you threw it at them. The rest will grasp that cloud is just a different name for a familiar concept.
Perhaps you mean that Business Critical is essential for the business and MS cannot afford to screw up for their OWN sakes (not regulators, auditors etc)... in which case Mark does have a point.
Change emergency number...
I knew what that link was going to be before I clicked on it.... What does that make me, I wonder...
Collision avoidance system
The suggestion in the article that pilots may ignore the collision avoidance system blaring sounds like a potentially suicidal thing to do and I really have doubts that is the case.
Why not execute (say - I don't know the exact procedures) a diving turn to the right just to be sure?
Apart from that: nice to hear something fairly optimistic coming out of Defcon...
Wasn't interested enough to read the article (new development in world+government=red tape (always)) but wanted to congratulate the author/editor on the wonderful headline.
Yes, but paying tax is not the same as being independent - your parent company may own you and you poor Irish subsidiary may be making massive *cough* profits due to trading with said parent company and then proceed to say pay a lower tax rate than the parent company would.
But your US parent company still owns you=>has control. (Though I agree popcorn may be in short supply if Irish judges/privacy commissioners get involved for the opposite view)
"Mopping up after an incident isn't as simple as it used to be," ...bla... "You can't just stick a patch on and call it done."
Well, it depends on the issue and the patch, doesn't it? A current patch for a buffer overflow would be very simple to apply and forget, as usual. Otherwise I'd like that guy to tell me what exactly changed in the environment that would cause his comment to be true...
Does this guy happen to sell custom vulnerability mitigation stuff/consultancy services or something?
@Lost all faith: notifying vendors
Indeed. Or should that part read as:
"The largest vendors weren't notified as we couldn't be bothered making the effort and had to get the PDF out of the door with the minimum amount of costs and time in order to get the most bang for our PR buck"
Even as we speak, people are prepared to "push guidance". For the initiated, that means "we'll delay actually requiring anything until the cows come home. If we need to invent far-sought exceptions for every case, so be it."
Re: Edit the sentence:
Nah. The government share the financial burder with you, the tax payer, and collaborate with their masters to share even more in future. Looks accurate to me ;)
That reminds me, you really need to change the cover sheet of that TPS report!
If you could do that for me, that would be just fine..
Staying away from libressl for years... ok, so you'd suggest relying on OpenSSL's bloated unmaintainable code base (by their own admission). Looks like a dilemma...
Re: Ah, the Cloud..
Yes - previously these guys may have downloaded the stuff from... say, a web server but now The Cloud is there it is all so much more mysterious and exciting! Thank goodness.
Re: Poll? What poll?
Blocking cookies? Terrorist! What do you have to hide?
Re: Re evil plan
It's a good plan, no a Good Plan. Good, I tell you!
You mean that Tesla (not the guy in question) want to build faster stations? I read that in the article...
Re: Good luck with that F35
Don't fear, our country is right behind the US and will support funding this brick in the sky to the fiscal death if need be...
Re: Corporations (like Google) need to step up.
@boltar "I do hope you're not suggesting"... well I don't see him suggesting that, do you? Don't let that stop your rant though... very enjoyable ;)
Same old same old
Mmm, boring as watching paint dry. Probably not for the Microsofties/clients etc but well...
Thanks to the Reg for being able to write some mildly amusing articles about this undoubtedly incredibly boring marketing speak memo.
Hey, is it Friday already!?!?
Ehrm, maybe I'm dim but if you can access the box via RDP/VNC/PCAnywhere then you should be able to change the p/w as well, right?
(Of course, with a chance of locking yourself out etc etc but still)
Re: Assuage this?
Above rant based on previous version of the article - thanks a lot for the clear and informative update, Reg!
Exactly. I would be very interested in seeing what concerns exactly the author can see addressed by having a US corp have a new data centre in Germany...
Fluffy marketing stuff
Even that bureaucratic moloch, the EU, is waking up to the fact that the US Patriot Act is evil and the so-called Safe Harbor isn't safe at all.
Dropping the phrase "it's not only Snowden" a couple of times does nothing to change that. Likewise however many scenarios they want to paint in their <whatever colour> paper.
Do the cloud guys fund 100% of this "open" alliance BTW?
I'll just take a breather now.
"This is why the UK has resisted having a written Constitution, by the way; obsolescence due to changing circumstances."
I strongly suspect that is not the (only) reason. Other countries with written constitutions even manage to update the things, you know...
(Not that ours is worth the paper it's printed on as citizens can't refer to it when they claim rights violations - instead they have to use e.g. the European Convention on Human Rights)
Re: Just remember...
You shouldn't have mentioned Wernher:
Sorry, couldn't resist...
Re: Well done El Reg
Yes, I'm sure the NSA watch list... and the pool guy are the only two things preventing that ;)
Re: God is great and Frank Herbert is his prophet.
Sorry, you're mixing up colonels here...
@Tim99: Well, yes IF... I agree.
Unfortunately, Access sufferes from the VB disease: too easy for nincompoops to slap something spaghetti-like together which then gives the product a bad name...
Typical management approach. Forbid everything due to security/workplace safety/not invented here/job security for others then turn a blind eye when somebody patches up some code which then gets used 20 years, changed, expanded until it is an even bigger problem than the original ancient program it was designed to work around.
Then start complaining about how proper regulations were not followed and this is the mess that results instead of fixing the original problem.
Re: ban Gummy Bears
I didn't dare click that link feeling it might well be the Haribo gummy bear from hell review. I've seen it once and that was twice too many ;)
Icon for me... or one of those new-fangled ethings... after all I'm in the land of the flat and the home of the shops where they sell more than coffee...
Re: Prior art
Ok, what about 2 net sends? One at either end?
You could even go crazy and use one of them new-fangled GUIs at the admin end so all messages show up in a handy window where you can scroll up and down through the messages. That would be great.
Re: Misunderestimating Pragmatic and Smarter Cold War Warriors etc
In that case, my thought would be: TO͇̹̺ͅƝ̴ȳ̳ TH̘Ë͖́̉ ͠P̯͍̭O̚N̐Y̡ H̸̡̪̯ͨ͊̽̅̾̎Ȩ̬̩̾͛ͪ̈́̀́͘ ̶̧̨̱̹̭̯ͧ̾ͬC̷̙̲̝͖ͭ̏ͥͮ͟Oͮ͏̮̪̝͍M̲̖͊̒ͪͩͬ̚̚͜Ȇ̴̟̟͙̞ͩ͌͝S̨̥̫͎̭ͯ̿̔̀ͅ
@Lost all faith...
Thanks from a fellow Windows+Linux user... I really should be ditching those sandals and the beard now ;)
You mean use Linux as a contraceptive? That might actually work quite well...
@Richard: Why not talk some more about freedoms and beer. You know you like it....
Vista team? What team?
What "application" are you talking about? The OS? The kernel? What?
Then again, given the content of your post, perhaps you WERE part of the Vista team...
Re: Why aren't Vodafone running end to end encryption to prevent this kind of thing?
You mean the kind of end to end encryption where the governments tap in after the end? Of where they've installed backdoors in the crypto kit?
Glad Vodafone and other companies are finally starting to make a noise against government wiretapping... yes, it is massively hypocritical but at least they're doing something...
Re: My wife liked it @Mr C
Nothing wrong with that.
Well, Atlassian certainly couldn't bear it... Suckers.
Re: Simple solution - dual boot.
Or perhaps better add Android app support like Sailfish did...
@Tom38: totally agreed with your reasoning. If as a company you don't want people to know things, don't put them unprotected on the internet. IMO, the members of the legal profession who ignore this (and interpret the law as done by your esteemed partner in this discussion) just don't get it or, as you indicate, probably don't want to get it.
Unfortunately, they get to make the rules...
data dictionary="crown jewels of the Oracle operating system"??
Ehrm, this article is supposed to cover a database, right, not "unbreakable" Linux, right? I think I'll stop reading now. Looking for icon for better way to spend time...
Re: Low cost?
If Oracle is too expensive, who would look at MySQL? Don't people realize Oracle will try to lock in MySQL customers and hike the prices as much as they can?
PostgreSQL seems indeed much saner (more feature complete, cheaper), or MS SQL if you're a Windows shop...
So they left out Microsoft Access as a bastion of Englishness?
@Evil Auditor: Re: "...simply because they’ve always done it"
Less findings in your audit report=less trouble for the bosses when the inevitable buck-shifting fallout happens...
Unless you are lucky to have one of the few bosses who get it and just slap the auditee hard and say: it's our report, our opinion and unless you come with evidence to the contrary that it's ok/acceptable.
Me, cynical? Nah....
Re: one minor flaw
Didn't particularly like the joke... (a bit too elaborate) but that's taste for you (IOW that's my problem, not yours). Totally agreed with your point, Andy - have an upvote ;)
Controlling how? Re: I've missed something here
@Magnus Pym: you're right that the on board flight control system should probably be real time. The question the article raised to me is what is meant by "software controlling the drone" - perhaps it's remote control software+GUI/a flight management tool etc that's used on the ground. As you're dealing with probably powerful computers and delays/latencies due to radio links anyway, having a normal OS instead of real time looks like a good design choice.
Re: Return of the Mololov-cocktail
That's why they'll probably retain the redundancy of periscopes etc.
The problems found are comparatively minor, easily fixable, and indicative of competent people writing code just outside of their core competencies.
Well... some of these errors (the messing with different data types - signed & unsigned integers etc) does not look to my (granted, inexperienced) eye as something a competent programmer would do.
However, yes, the problems do seem fairly minor (once again, no C dev here so I admit my relative ignorance - though I must commend the report writers on their clear explanations)
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