Re: Funny, but...
Um... Say what?!
1811 posts • joined 14 Jun 2007
Um... Say what?!
I said *stupid* codenames, not codenames in general.
But seeing as you mention it, so what? It's not like they discuss it down the local pub.
Thanks for playing though. Unfortunately you lose points for not being able to reply without sounding like a total dick.
Have a nice day
..... it's as if the place is being run by children, or James Bond wannabies.
" Do you realise that he's probably given the worst ("worst" defined by the resultant damage to the USA) stuff to a trusted associate who is under instructions to release the whole lot if he disappears/dies under any kind of remotely suspicious circumstances?"
In that case, he's in even more danger from America's enemies
Seeing as you mention apps, I've bought a number of Android apps, and the system has no issue with me installing them multiple times from the Play Store to my tablets and my android-tv.
Could this be abused by sharing my google login with friends? Perhaps, but I feel more trusted, and know that I've spent more on apps in total than I would if they had draconian systems like the music industry which treat every customer as a criminal.
Errr, I know that, that, that, and errr that.
And I said "independence", not "devolution", making a tongue-in-cheek jibe at the number being referred to as *National* in the context of "the whole country"
Anyway, why "of course" does it not apply to Wales? Scotland has it, and we get it next year, which shows that your unnecessary lesson on the devolved NHS (which everyone with half a brain knows already) is entirely irrelevant.
I thought they'd shutdown 101, and never knew 111 was NHS direct.
EDIT: It appears that the "National" NHS number doesn't apply to us here in Wales - I must have missed the independence referendum!
As of 2 hours ago, too: http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/2366952
There is still my squarial and one of the parabular equivalents up where I used to live (my parents house!)
If we are going to explore conspiracy theories, how about:
"Sir, we've thrown our best minds at this new whisper tech, and we can't break it. How can we make it less effective?"
"We'll just give them development funding, and let the tinfoilies do the rest"
"An external entropy generator also provides more entropy, in terms of bytes per second, than the kernel gets simply from /dev/random. “Dev/random provides a few bytes per second,” he told Vulture South. “We provide about 64k bytes per second”."
This does sound like a great source of extra entropy, but there are non-blocking pseudogenerators considered secure as long as they are correctly seeded, so with proper operating systems, it's not simply a case of 'slow but good' / 'fast but suspect'.
Yarrow (the predecessor to Fortuna - https://www.schneier.com/fortuna.html ) gives 60MB a second on my modest server:
5:32 (3) "~" jamie@catflap% dd if=/dev/random bs=1m count=100 of=/tmp/fart
100+0 records in
100+0 records out
104857600 bytes transferred in 1.723317 secs (60846374 bytes/sec)
Being able to get a vt100 dialup or telnet-over-ppp (we were more trusting back then) to the work servers from the pub was the main reason I had a 9110!
For the last few months, every transaction I've made which uses VbV has also been accepted without a password.. Maybe this is part of their phasing out?
Ahhhhh, loading your banks website in an iframe... What could possibly go wrong?!
"I would happily bet a considerable sum of money that if I survey the top 50 songs or movies from The Pirate Bay this month, that all of them were produced in the last fifteen years. Certainly for movies and if not all then very nearly all, for songs, as well"
So I take it you don't disagree with his point about copyright being too long? This, I believe *is* his point.
Anon, you forgot: "And no, you're not getting your ball back. Get off my land!"
I know which side I feel is worse.
Whilst there is some merit in what he says, he conviently neglects to mention that the music companies have done everything to screw over the ordinary punter for ages. Yes, they screw over musicians too when they can, but that wasn't his point.
Overall, abuse in the industry is weighted in favour of musicians, not against them.
*thumbs up* to btrower who nails it in his/her post above.
g7rpo asks a legitimate question, and gets 2 downvotes!
I naturally assumed the "..when/if VF joins the scheme" bit was implied, ah well.
ISPs are facing higher costs because with services such as Netflix, people are swallowing more data than before.
Whilst Netflix may have highlighted the issue, they aren't the problem - the problem is that the ISPs have oversold their consumer packages, and now it's coming back to bite them.
Basically, if their current model is not sustainable, they need to charge more to the consumers who consume more data, and let the market sort it out (though I admit there are other issues to address here in the case of cable monopolies/duopolies)
Bottom line, why should Netfix pay more to feed in data (costs that would be passed onto the customer) meaning that ultimately, the cable companies would be charging more to watch a 3GB Netflix movie than it would to download a 3GB ISO.
The issue - the cost - is the amount of data, not the type, and if they have problems, they should charge the customer appropriately based on volume, and not offer unsustainable 'unlimited' packages at cost.
Didn't the EU back net neutrality? Still, it's not really an issue here in the UK. Everyone would jump ship if charged unfairly.
The porn filter stuff was a load of political bollocks, but I don't recall it linked to net neutrality.
When will the kids learn to have safe-text?
Well, the tweet say the son is "with other relatives", so who knows?
And aside from the obvious thoughts about him strangling her, and then posting pictures, what sort of sick fuck would plan it so that her 13 year old kid would discover her body? He could easily have tipped off the police before that happened.
"Fast broadband is now so critically important that it is an essential check-list item in business location and house purchase decisions"
Welcome to 'The Register' oh Dame Martha of Fox Lane, Soho.
Here's hoping these new domains are as successful as .biz, .mob, and .museum, and go the way of the .dodo
Check the cheap tablets from China. You can get an octacore 2GB/8GB 1900x1200 for 140 quid. www.focalprice.com
You can buy a reasonable tablet for only £30 (free postage too) http://www.focalprice.com/7-Tablet/ca-013001018.html?Currency=GBP
I'm old and ugly enough to remember when you couldn't even send a text to another network.
And as international agreements came before National ones, for a while we could text anyone in the world, as long as they weren't in the Uk on a rival operator..
Unrelated, but reminds me of when the UK's public internet link to the UK universities had to go via America and back - for bureaucratic rather than technical reasons.
So if I cry in public that I'm going to kill myself, and someone "unknown to me" (*shock*) "hears it without my knowledge" (*shock #2*) and reports it, they are invading my privacy?
A few years ago I was indeed that 'unknown someone' in relation to one unfortunate neighbour... I should be locked up!
Indeed, and humans will suffocate if they ever attempt to travel faster than 40 mph, and as they once said 'air travel isn't going to get any safer. If we attempt to leave this ground, we are going to die etc'
Ahhhh, people and odds... Like the many people who say 'it won't happen to them' ..... but yet they are convinced they are going to win the lottery that week
I'm sure there are many people with the surname 'Banks', who have been called 'Banksy' long before this Banksy was known
Don't be silly, anon - we all know every download is a lost sale. The ass of America says so.
"Never said it was just the monarchy but those who came with it fit the bill as well. Old Boys School tie types included. Anyone who talks with clenched teeth and patronizing manner as in "I'm special, you commoner"."
Is this the point where you start your 'quirky cockney' dance, after delighting us with that little speech no doubt voiced in a Dick Van Dyke style English accent?
"Any person who works hard can accomplish great things in the States,
... unless they get ill and need healthcare, or shot by yet another gun nut.
No surprise that their 'customer' for their toy is um.... themselves. I wander what those on the coal face actually think?
So great, I've been regularly spending money on the bus to get there.
To save a bit of cash, I bought a season ticket. Now the bus company is complaining I use the bus too much, and want to charge the theatre when I do so.
Argos has been down all morning. Hold the front page!
Some of those twitter posts were sounding as if it was the end of the world...
It's not as if it's facebook, or email (yes, yes, i know, but some people can't go 5 minutes without their fix)
Just wait, or order that life-critical product elsewhere?
1) Your ISP is wrong (or maybe they filter from the *internet* and these are being produced by another customer?)
2) Who cares anyway? It's not as if they'll get a response.
3) Occams razor etc.
Just install a https decoding/recoding proxy like 'mitmproxy' which let you view/alter data streams (even https) on the fly...
Th silly thing with DRM is that it simply does not stop copies being made available, as those who upload copies of things know how to circumvent it.
Put it this way. If someone wants a copy of some film/song/book/program etc. without paying, their first port of call will be the internet.
I don't think anyone thinks anymore: "I want to copy this, I'll buy it, copy it, and return it", or "I'll copy this off my mates", so they are never affected by DRM. The only people that are affected are the ones who have to put up with needless restrictions on stuff they've paid for.
DRM is ultimately, therefore, bad for the content producers themselves, and they will do themselves a big favour by finally getting this.
Currently typing this on a tablet costing similar, but:
Ampe A78 3G 7.0" Tablet PC Capacitive Retina Touch Screen 1920x1200 Android 4.2.2 Egiht Core MTK6592 1.7GHz 3G Phablet with Built-in 3G/2G Calling, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS (16GB) (White):
Just needs all the preinstalled crap removed.....
"All I can say is thank goodness for the Bayesian spam filter that we use here. In the last three years there has been only one legitimate e-mail that got caught in with the several hundred a day spams we get."
But how do you know?
Poor trolling, Mr. coward.
This malware is dodgy stuff installed by users directly, if unwittingly.
It's nothing to do with hacking vulnerabilities, so even if your comment was true, it would just mean that malware writers haven't bothered with those platforms.
"I doubt if posh boy gives two figs for those living in Swansea. You have to go back over 90 years for the last time they voted for any other than Labour, and then it was for a Liberal."
I'm actually born and bred and live in Swansea, and I agree with you totally.
But government departments are generally well protected, as if one goes down, they all protest, and there is a political effect. It's why there are so many bloated departments out there.
Also, departments are generally run by their mates. Jobs for the boys, cronieism etc
It's obviously a much saner and logical solution, would be far cheaper, and would also then include foreign drivers, and not penalise those that have cars only for emergencies.
It would also encourage 'green' use, as currently people may be more inclined to use their cars due to having 'paid anyway'.
But, government jobs down in Swansea would be affected, and that means votes.
When the government talks about efficiency and savings in spending, they really mean focus on the disabled and ill.
Matts posts are also annoying due to his crappy paragraph-less punctuation.
" Yes, you are. No sensible distribution has used bash for anything but interactive shells for as long as I can remember. That's what bash is, sh/ash/dash + interactive features. Only an idiot would use it for batch (non-interactive) processing. This whole thing is just natural selection at work."
Very much this.
From what I gather from the story, bash isn't a requirement of openvpn, it's just that some stupid scripts/system configurations use it.
You can hardly put the blame onto them.
That's like saying Openvpn is vulnerable on systems which use the password 'password'.
Even forgetting security, bash shouldn't be used in scripting because of portability and efficiency/bloat reasons.
Despite your somewhat provocative tone, it's shocking to see you get all these downvotes on a technical forum. No wonder software today is bloated, unportable security-less shit, and these days the Linux fanatics are just as bad and insular as they accused Microsoft of being.
Ahhh, those wonderful days before the internet, and smartphones, when child abuse and terrorism didn't exist...
" I am not a network engineer, but I'll take my best shot."
Well, you speak like one! A perfect response on the state of things, IMHO.
....which is a shame, as a number of years ago, BT were at the forefront of IPv6 utilisation.
It was through a free BT tunnelbroker (I believe the only one at the time) that I first got into IPv6.