Nice they admit to failure.
Rather than spend any money to write a secure operating system they just pay to have VX'ers arrested.
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Rather than spend any money to write a secure operating system they just pay to have VX'ers arrested.
I seem to recall articles in New Scientist around ten years or more ago describing sticks of dynamite in charged copper coils being used to generate EMPs. I also thought that an article here on el Reg mentioned the anti-radar pulse bombs used by armed forces.
Are my memory and recall really _that_ bad?
I don't think, when he said:
"Private software can have black holes and malicious codes that one doesn't know about,"
He was implying:
"American/Capitalist software can have government mandated black holes and malicious codes that one doesn't know about,"
You have my sympathy.
@Darren Coleman: They should provide what they tell the customer they are paying for. Not my problem that their marketing dedpartment are fucktards or their directors like bonuses too much.
Because they're too cheap to replace 50 year old phone lines I, and others I know, are stuck with Virgin.
Sounds like an unusually happy ending -- was nobody shot or arrested? Surely this was a terrorist act?
These sick perverts who film kids should be locked up and the key thrown away!
Strange though that this "stolen shoe" situation is about the only one I can think of that CCTV would help bring a quicker resolution to -- and there was no need to resolve it as they did.
While I have sympathy for the girl whose shoes were taken this experience should teach her a valuable lesson about the world: keep your things safe because there are people out there who will take them. As it is she's been taught that CCTV will protect her and her belongings which, I think most adults realise, is not quite true...
So, what games _do_ Navy Seal play? Do they have special games in which they play pale-skinned caffeine-swigging nerds?
Mine's the one with a copy of "Navy Seals" in the pocket...
It gets rather tedious to have to convert from US units into "European" and surely a techie site ought to provide SI units? Some of us weren't born, raised or educated in the US you know.
Nope, it's not jsut the looks -- the guy's a country-fucking retard.
I'd rather not have to wear silly glasses to watch a flickering screen when I want to see some telly or a film.
Fair point -- but religions generally have other aspects to them other than the acquisition of money of money and power -- such as preventing the village from getting tapeworms or calming warring tribes so that resources can be shared. I would like to point out for the record, however, that I don't condone the promotion of religion in any form.
...or do these celebrity types get to share money conned out of other "members" of the "church"?
@Richard: Last time I checked Buddhism was a religion, not a bunch of conmen looking for more money and influence.
I can think of two reasons off the top of my head:
1) To stop the "YEAH, I'M IN AN AEROPLANE!" conversations pissing people off.
2) Bandwidth -- half a meg isn't tht bad to route voice calls over but it's not that great either.
These aliens and their damn cars and Patio heaters!
But I don't. As soon as I get to know the little guys with fishing rods and pointy hats better I'm giving them or Fluxbox control of my desktop.
Burning fossil fuels and people eating too much salt.
More tax and advertising campaigns needed now!
Ooooooh, is it getting hotter? Must be teh Carbonz!!!!!!!!!1!!11!11!1!
I suggest you learn what Anthropogenic Climate Change means and what the opposing theories are -- you never know, you might learn something. ;~)
Because I'm sick and tired of hearing people talk about fucking Carbon emissions being the be all and end all of the environment. If I gave a flying monkey's about the human race I'd also be very worried that we're not preparing for the climate change, that _will happen_, because people are too busy saving for Toybota Piuses.
Since the majority of browser flaws seem to be "social engineering" scams -- I think the user will always be as much of a problem as the browser.
Have I travelled into a time warp where it's 2020 all of a sudden?
I thought Obama was one of them-there Muslim terrorists -- after all his name sounds like "Iraq Osama" and he went to school in Dirka-Dirka-stan? Make your minds up people*, which is it to be?
*Well, if the kind of fucktard that makes this crap up qualifies as a person.
When it's made by Apple, apparently.
While I have nothing against Macs themselves their marketing department drive me up the wall. By using their "I'm a PC" commercials they're effectively telling the gullible that you only have 2 options: Mac or Wintel -- when there are those of use out there who choose not to buy either.
By all means keep selling your white-goods to consumers who want simplicity -- but please stop trying to peddle Windows as well.
The T-34 lays on its back, its underside baking in the hot room, turning its wheels trying to turn itself over but it can't. Not without your help. But you're not helping.
The article seems to suggest that, with one unpatched machine, a whole network of patched machines can be infected? If this is the case, why do you need one unpatched machine? How can the patch claim to protect a machine?
What am I missing here?
How long before they show him the unreleased tape of the Kennedy assassination..?
I was under the impression that "sharps" was medical jargon for "disposable needles, scalpels and such" and probably came into use for it's brevity so, in this instance, would be correct?
I couldn't agree more. Though I blame Microsoft for implementing fancy interfaces before they, or computers, were ready -- leading to people being able to do things they don't understand at the click of a mouse.
How about, instead of promising them treats, we give them a good, old-fashioned beating? Those beneath contempt should not be "treated".
The clues are in the words "Tin" and "glass" in your first sentence and the word "Copper" in the article. ;~)
A company laptop is a tool you use to get your job done, if you're stupid enough to think it's a status symbol then you're probably too stupid to be allowed to control what goes on it and how it's used.
"The shots will come as some relief to owners of 9.9in AA1s who've struggled to upgrade the mini-laptop's internals?"
Won't they just be miffed they didn't wait for the new, improved, model?
... If MS have found a way to expose graphics hardware to virtual machines. Though I understand that VMWare has this an upcoming, unsupported, feature.
Think I'll stick with Virtualbox though.
Yet another reason to stay away from the kingdom of the rotten fruit.
Mine's the one with the reader full of Project Gutenberg novels in the pocket.
He should have just taken a baseball bat to the manager who fired him -- he might still have got less time.
I wouldn't waste bandwidth downloading any of the shit they're responsible for.
Intra-cranial Lead injection?
How the hell do you enforce this? The pricks who would ban phones in cars obviously haven't thought it through:
What if I want to listen to internet radio in the car?
What about setting the phone to beep when a call is received then pulling over at the next safe place?
How about texts (as above)?
What if I'm driving at night and am ambushed at a red light (this happened enough near where I'm from that the police advised driving through red lights at night). Do I have to unlock the glove-box and turn on my phone?
Then you have the problem we get here in the UK -- where it's illegal to pull up on the side of a road, put your handbrake on, and call someone. Would you make that illegal when using hands-free kits too?
Over here they'd be arrested, charged, and their DNA taken before they could say "innocent until proven guilty" -- then they'd have bogus charges outstanding for a few months.
Glad to see some countries aren't as fucked as ours.
Are you really trying to protect your data from the NSA and GCHQ? Do you really think that they want the information on your disks?
If not, then read some of the comments about wiping and DoD standards above. You could also try watching the BBC report about the Which report in which a spokesman for a data recovery company states that a drive overwritten with zeros can't be recovered.
Could anyone who is advocating hammers please point me to one source that states that data has been recovered from a drive overwritten with zeros?
I'm not some bleeding-heart "charidy" type person or a "Carbons" head but not giving hard drives to charity or selling them because a guy once said it /might/ be possible to recover data from hard drives that have been overwritten with zeros is paranoia bordering on clinical.
While his paper on the recovery of overwritten data may have been useful to the "security services" and those who oppose them recovering data that has been overwritten using dd or similar is beyond the reach of any "identity thief".
If you're smashing drives to remove data then you're just throwing away assets -- though admittedly hard drives aren't worth all that much on the second-hand market.
Please, just stop hammering drives and enable full-drive encryption or dd zeros all over the drive or, if you're ultra-paranoid, get a wiper that'll wipre the drive to DOD standards.
You would think in today's "Carbons" mad society people would be against such waste.
I couldn't give a shit what problems the ISP faces in providing internet access -- it's not my problem it's theirs and it's what they are paid for. If they can't deliver a speed they shouldn't advertise it and they shouldn't give a customer the expectation of that speed.
On a related note -- it's about time BT got their fingers out of their arses and replaced the 50 year old bell-wire connected by crocodile clips that they laughably call telephone lines in some areas.
Maybe good music deserves to be played as intended and not mashed up by some CODEC or other. The only music I listen to in mp3 suffers as a result -- but, sadly, Amazon don't offer it in any other format. I would dearly love to hear the nuances of the singer's voice but have to put up with it being made empty by a CODEC.
Granted, sometimes you can't tell the difference, and it doesn't always matter -- but deliberately listening to a reduced-information copy of something is just a waste.
Will have to remember that as a nice euphemism for "fuckup".
Last I saw music videos, especially modern ones, were just adverts to try and get you to buy the album or concert tickets or, in some cases, a certain make of watch (Rihanna, if anyone cares).
As has been commented already -- modern music videos have no real content to them -- I refer to them as "adverts for wet dreams".
Perhaps someone can sell the personal data people input into these sites and return a profit -- stalkers may pay.
Facebookers -- I hope yopu never gave them any information you wouldn't like to see sold to the highest bidder.
... that work at ambient temperature.
Cowon have always made devices for people who just want to use them as they wish how they wish, without any additional requirements for running operating system x or downloading software y. You'll likely never get an offering from Cowon that will integrate properly with iPlayer or iTunes or, for that matter, DRMd MS stuff -- but what you will get is decent equipment that you can use how you see fit.
I think we _know_ that the image quality is better in BluRay. So what though? The killer features of DVD as sold were never the real killer features -- the same could be said, to a degree, for CD. The killer feature of both formats is that it gave the consumer digital information that they could copy, compress, edit, share, expand, stream... without any loss of quality.
BluRay will likely gain some following -- but as bandwidth increases physical media sales will stagnate.
Installing, owning, deploying, whatever... I can understand -- but are you implying that these are illegal to use even if your operator gains approval from any necessary regulatory bodies and has it installed?