Re: Gonna get pwned one day
I got caught once, a number of years ago, by an email nasty.
Since then I've never configured an email account to automatically open the next email.
200 posts • joined 13 Nov 2011
I got caught once, a number of years ago, by an email nasty.
Since then I've never configured an email account to automatically open the next email.
Probably wouldn't have even won WW I - it would've taken them too long to sort out how much and how to pay the licensing fees on all those Krupps patented fuses fitted to British artillery shells at the time.
Krupps did present them with a bill at the end of the war though, part of which was paid after negotiations took place.
"Oh look! Some of Felicity Kendall's underwear, and it's really dirty!"
There's one episode where she bent over while wearing a nightdress with a fairly loose top - for a brief moment there's a lot more than her underwear to see (she wasn't wearing a bra for that shot).
"The idea that a possibly sober human should occasionally intervene fills me, as a very occasional driver, with the collywobbles."
What fills me with the collywobbles is that I might be sharing the road with people who only drive very occasionally and are possibly neither confident in what they're doing nor happy to be doing it.
' Despite what car advertising look like, most people don't give a shit about driving faster than 130 km/h"
Despite most people not giving a shit about driving faster than 130km/h (citation needed, btw), there's got to be some reason why I see Ford and Holden V8s mixed in with the 550cc Daihatsus when driving to work - and I can assure you that my current 3.5litre V6 petrol gives a nicer driving experience than the previous 2.4 diesel.
"There's plenty of proof on youtube "
Of course, if it's on Youtube it must be true.
"PS. Being shocked by the 90v 20Hz Ringing voltage is hilarious because it feels exactly like the old fashioned ringer bells sound."
Yes, although I seem to remember the hilarity mostly comes from connecting some other poor sod's pliers to it when they're not looking, or tipping the wink to a switchboard operator when your mate is at just the right part of changing out a faulty cord..
The booster voltage on x-bar switches (200v for select and 150v for hold, IIRC) was also something worth keeping away from as well.
If there's 10,000+ cases a year being referred to just one organization, and the typical* victim is being raped "at least five times every night for three years.” then the problem is not that a website is facilitating the advertising of such "services".
No, the real problem is that you have a population with a significant addiction to the sexual abuse of children and until that is addressed then the problem will remain. Unfortunately some of the customers will possibly be people in positions of influence that will allow them to impede any such efforts - which may be the issue the UK is having at the moment in trying to investigate some allegations of historical sexual abuse by important people.
* If they're not untypical then they must be typical, yes?
or does this only happen with business class seats?
The simple solution might be to ban any form of phone or PED from business class - if you want to have access to such an item during the flight then your cattle class seat awaits, sir.
"I thought that was making a threat in a quiet voice."
It gets better - you can be charged with uttering a false document without even having opened your mouth - what a rich tradition of obscure usage lies beneath everyday English.
"I think a dewer is a glass of a particular single malt Whisky. :)"
No, that would also be a Dewar - you need to spend more time drinking whisky. :)
" I installed windows 10 then ubuntu."
Yep, worked for me too without any problems - up/downgraded to Win10, resized the Windows partition then installed Mint on the free space - Grub was installed and dual boot happened without any extra trouble on my part.
I've never had any problem with Win10 and Mint dual boot.
"m concerned about Collision Regulations- Power gives way to Sail gives way to Fishing etc., so I assume roboboats would give way to everything."
It's not quite that simple - there are various exceptions under the general heading of "vessel restricted in her ability to manoeuvre", and "In construing and complying with these rules due regard shall be had to all dangers of navigation and collision and to any special circumstances, including the limitations of the vessels involved, which may make a departure from these rules necessary to avoid immediate danger'.
In other words, if you are silly enough to sail your dinghy across the bows of a container ship you will probably a) get squashed, and b), be in legal trouble.
"That not everything can be solved purely by a computer."
Nice try, but I think some guy named Turing may have beaten you to it on this occasion.
"If there is something about these Mansfield bars I'm missing that would make my statement incorrect, please enlighten me. Paris because I'm confused."
I believe the concept of a Mansfield bar is that the car takes the impact lower down on its body in an area of the subframe that is designed (in modern cars at least) to mitigate such impacts by collapsing in a controlled, energy absorbing, manner and triggering airbags, rather than across the windscreen where there is very little structural material between the driver's/passenger's heads and the comparatively sharp edge of the truck deck. I'm not an engineer, but I would suspect that the Mansfield bar would also tend to fold in under the deck, thus absorbing even more energy from the collision.
That said, there is still a definite requirement for the driver to be positively engaged in the process of keeping themselves alive and a Mansfield bar only improves your chances rather than guaranteeing survival.
"Maybe I'm the only one worrying about a degree of decorum"
Yes, I think you're probably correct in that assumption.
"Also, CB radio today, ham bands next week...."
It's easy to make local rules about what can and can't be done on Ham bands - the tricky part of using them for commercial use is that you have no control over Hams in the rest of the world who, depending on their own county's regs, frequency and modulation mode, may be able to point directional antennas carrying several kilowatts of RF in pretty much any direction they feel like.
Ham frequency allocations are an international allocation under the authority of the ITU - it's not so easy to decide your going to sell some of it off.
I think you'll find it's still very much alive a kicking in some parts of the US - the only thing I can't understand is how the FCC intends to regulate this, as CB is already pretty much a free-for-all.
They can't keep the CBers out of the amateur bands and they can't keep them within the CB power limits as it is, so how they think they are going track down and deal with Cooter and his mates when they blast a couple of very messy kilowatts over an LTE signal is anyone's guess.
"Even better launch a game - take a picture of a car registration with your phone, check against DVLA database and if it comes back "no tax" or wrong model/colour etc then automatically report location and time to local enforcement."
Yes, and each morning school teachers could ask the kiddies what Mommy and Daddy watched on TV last night and send a list of those watching non-approved material to local Plod as well.
Win all 'round, really.
"So I respectfully request that you be silent about things you don't understand."
Said war would have been a lot easier to win for the Allies if it hadn't been for the enthusiastic support of Nazi Germany by certain US industries - so it's probably a subject best kept quiet about.
Apart from anything else, the last time Ford decided they could tell the buyer what they wanted rather than the other way around was such a roaring success that it's still a staple case study in marketing text books.
I look forward to being able to call my self-driving Edsel to come and pick me up from the pub.
"This does get reported and the NZ public doesn't even blink at the NZ courts colluding to allow people to make false declarations to foreign immigration departments."
Not all NZers are happy with this - it is the reason why my wife and I do not support any NZ national sports teams - we do not consider a number of their members, potential members and ex-members to be suitable role models for our grandchildren nor do we consider them to be suitable representatives of our country and it's social values.
Not that this makes any difference to them, of course, but at least we know we are not buying into the whole 'sports heros can do no wrong' crap.
"What's left at the edge is being eaten by lower cost enterprise competitors - Brocade, Dell, HP, Enterasys/Extreme, Alcatel, etc."
I think you're under estimating Alcatel-Lucent's (Nokia's) place in the scheme of things. (Alcatel is a Chinese cellphone manufacturer)
The 7950XRS is a little more than an edge switch.
"I'm reminded of the episode of The Goodies that had the Lancastrian martial art of Ecky Thump."
For reminding me of that episode.
Loved the Goodies - another episode that I remember is when one of them was using capons on his climbing boots - they appeared to be much more effective than the crampons the others were using.
(Yes, I'll plead guilty to nearing retirement age)
I haven't encountered CWDM 100G technology before (possibly because those of our customers I work with haven't deployed it), but those same customers already have plenty of 100G PSM4 plugins deployed.
"Oh, and there was a manager who suggested looking into directly into the 10GB SFPs on our core switch to see if the light was on, and thought I was being 'ridiculous' for using the camera on my phone to check it."
Or, as a common sign in the places I work says, "Do not stare at laser with remaining eye."
"But books can remain useful for some time afterwards - at the very least you can sell them second hand."
I can see you've never bought text books for a university course where the lecturer has failed to gain tenure and consequently their pet texts are almost impossible to give away, never mind sell. Strangely enough text books in this category often have that same lecturer's name on the front cover.
"10 years ago everyone had Nokia. Where are they now?"
Ummm - in the process of bringing a new Nokia branded cellphone to market?
"I HAVE ALREADY BOUGHT SOME FUCKING SOCKS"
Here in NZ we generally call them condoms, or even, if you're Catholic, a sleeping bag for a mouse - but I guess that 'fucking socks' is a good descriptive term.
"I always thought the biggest problem for long range airships was fuel,"
Unfortunately DELAG didn't realize that, so their 1930's non-stop service between Germany and Brazil just went ahead and succeeded anyway.
The main reason long range passenger airships disappeared is the Hindenburg accident - I'm not going to call it a disaster - now days 35 killed in an air crash barely makes it out of the local news unless there's someone important onboard.
" Assuming you have a fair recruiting policy, your new recruits should be competent to do the job",
"But it has to get you there SAFELY, or it's better by far not to go."
No, it just has to get you there - once you're there it's irrelevant whether the trip was dangerous or safe. Safety is a measure of risk, not effectiveness.
BTW, I've never seen anything that suggested Edsels were less safe than any other car of their time - the reason they failed to sell was a truly impressive level of butt-ugliness, not a safety problem.
Under arm bowling.
Always complaining - first they want a smart watch that can last more than two days without recharging, then they start complaining that escaping heat from the reactor and steam turbine is burning their wrist - there's just no helping some people.
"The only real consideration is spare parts..."
No, the major consideration is airframe hours - once that number comes up it's the beer can factory for the aircraft.
A excellent point - we've got such a device that stores it's configuration on board (not an IOT device) - it's only suitable for supervised use, ie., we need to keep a eye on it to make sure it feeds out the amount the cat is supposed to have each day and manually adjust the amount with a little scoop as required.
Cat food has a tendency to clump, especially in winter, and we get all the issues of tunneling and arching experienced in any large silo - just ours is in miniature.
Given the somewhat dodgy consistency of performance I would not buy such a device again.
If we're away overnight the cat gets a decent sized all-you-can-eat self-serve buffet - clean water is always available in quantity, although it appears the water left in the bottom of the shower tastes better.
"Started about 10 years ago.... "
No, it goes back way earlier than that.
Back about 1970 or so I had a copy of the "Brand New Monty Python Papper Bok" which had an ad in it for what I seem to remember was a body building plan that would, among other benefits, make 'up to' some large number of ladies want to sleep with you every day - with an asterisk and footnote to the effect that the term 'up to' quite clearly included the number zero.
On a side note, I got this book at a good discount because the book shop wasn't able to clean the dirty marks off the front cover - no problem, I wanted the book and it was the last copy. It was many years later I saw another copy with exactly the same dirt marks - and realised that they were actually printed on the cover.
"- The Stella and other foreign lagers they migh drink"
Well, if you've any sort of luck at all you might get to see a growth in the UK brewing industry to produce more high quality local beers to replace the mass produced swill that is currently so popular.
"Why? All that's needed is that the meter be readable from outside the house and that's been the norm for new builds and renovations in Australia/NZ for 50 years."
Your info is out of date (NZ) - when I was renovating and completely rebuilding the switchboard about 4 years ago the smart meter was allowed to stay where it was - inside and not accessible from outside the house.
The only problem was when the lines company wanted to add a second smart meter for their own purposes - what with the retailer's meter, the ripple control relay and the vast collection of RCDs (5) and cct breakers (17), there just wasn't room for anything more.
"Am i the only one who's seen the cheeky cockney pub reference in Tiree? Rubha Dubh? (twice)..."
Sorry to disappoint you, but Rubha Dubh translates as Black Promontory - rubha = promontory, dubh = black.
It's pretty obvious even to a none Gaelic speaker from the opposite side of the world (such as myself) that rubha has to have a meaning like cape, point or promontory.
"Australia *is* in the EU, I saw it on Eurovision."
An ex-colleague, recently having breakfast at a hotel, felt that he had to inform the little lad at the next table that despite what his parents were assuring him it was extremely unlikely that they would be seeing kangaroos in the wild any time soon.
According to the kid's parents it is entirely my ex-colleague's fault that Austria is not seething with a wide range of marsupials.
It really pays to turn off auto-complete when booking that overseas holiday.
Having worked with Agilent's NetExpert product in the distant past, it's hard to imagine how he could have made things any worse than they already were.
All it needs is sufficient, sudden, loss of online capacity to slow the rest of the generators down due to overloading - once you're more than 3 or 4 Hz down on nominal frequency it's all over - a black restart is needed and this can take a long time as the load being connected has to be matched closely to the online generation capacity to avoid 'rinse and repeat' situations.
Of course, if the station you lose is currently the frequency setter for the network ie., it's big enough to drag all the others into line speed wise, then you've suddenly got a whole heap of small generators, under excessive load, with no flywheel effect from the frequency setter to keep them stable.
"Or you could ditch the daft, geeky feature list and go with something sort of retro / steampunk. Maybe purely mechanical, with little gears and a way you could see them?......(looks at own wrist)."
Or you could even put a glass window in both front and back so you can see the little gears from both sides - the glass could be protected with a couple of flip open covers, activated by pressing a little stem on the side of said device - hey, you could possibly even adapt the stem to be be a multipurpose case opening/power input/programming device. ....... (looks at own waist, heads for patent office).
You would think so - but I was recently slagged off in a newspaper's on-line forums by an "IT security professional" who was convinced that the safest way to do on-line banking was by using the bank's free phone app as opposed to the two channel authentication method I had suggested - still, my money is still where it's supposed to be, hopefully hers has migrated elsewhere by now.
"If I was an network enterprise admin though I would probably be looking for outbound connections to Teamviewer's servers and blocking those for now...."
Probably just as well you aren't then - outbound connections to TV's servers are the only sort permitted by our approved enterprise setup.
There are two simple ways to combat this problem:
i) Only run TV when needed for a remote connection.
ii) Configure TV so that not only do remote connections have to be approved on request, but remote control has to be manually granted as well.
Admittedly these precautions mean TV can't be set up for unattended use, but any software that allows unattended 24x7 access with remote control is going to be a security threat - when, not if.
"How do the electric emissions of flowers change if you, say, pluck a leaf?"
It doesn't worry me if there's any notable effect - but it could be a bit rough being a vegetarian/vegan if someone now goes on to prove that plants are sentient beings.
Yes, under some circumstances - usually when a single party has a high percentage of the shares ie., somewhere in the mid-90% range or higher, they can force the remaining shareholders to sell.
' "Unfortunately, curriculum and standards still focus on using, rather than understanding, technology," the ITIF says.
"In fact, only 37 per cent of states' CS standards include a focus on computing concepts, while 73 per cent of state CS standards include a focus on computer skills." '
I'm pretty sure the "Think Tank" is saying that schools should be teaching the basics leading to a an understanding - not sure how you interpreted it any other way, really.