That's the beauty of standards. There are so many to choose from.
134 posts • joined 17 May 2012
That's the beauty of standards. There are so many to choose from.
Imagine the uproar you would get if you said every man, woman and child must carry a tracking device by which the powers that be can know where you are at every moment of the day or night. Unthinkable.
Invent the mobile phone, make it sexy, in pink and an "i" in front of its name. What's that, you want two?
Oh, but that's all right, you can track children when they go missing. And we will only ever use it when it's necessary. Yeah, Right.
It always was so, I have seen MI5 enter a telephone exchange to bug a terrorist in the 70's. I worked in a telco in the 90's, where one of my jobs was to store all the call records of who called whom and when and for how long
Facebook goes down and won't update news stories.
BBC: STOP THE PRESS, HOLD THE FRONT PAGE! This is a TOP NEW STORY.
Oh dear, overreaction anyone?
Mines the one with "YouTwitFace for Dummies" in the pocket.
That is all.
Lets not restrict this to the USA.
I seem to recollect one A. Blair and the 45 minute Dodge Dossier.
Politicians Lie - no shit sherlock
You make rum by the milk barrel full? That is impressive. Can't wait for my son to get the wrong one when making coffee on his way to work!
In my first job, as a programmer on a VAX11/780 we had the first purpose built computer room in the Old Trafford part of the company, along with its very own AirCon system. I was there early, went in to the machine room to change something and immediately noticed that rather than being icy cold, if was damn hot. Cue call to the guy responsible for building the room and project managing the full install, who rushed in, diagnosed the problem instantly, It was the desiccators that has locked the wrong way, and instead of pumping cool dry air in, they were pumping warm wet air.
He fixed the problem straight away, reversed what ever was going wrong, and cool air flooded the room. Only problem was it crated a fog in the room! The picture of the room through the glass windows, full of fog, with us two unable to see a foot in front of our faces must have been wonderful.
"Say something againt Google, and you get a lot of downvotes", And hey, you got a down vote. Presumably by someone who had to google "avidity".
So have an upvote to balance it out
"I'd be willing to bet that the big scale stuff is disguised as company purchases for intangibles (IP payments perhaps) and looks like any other sales ledger unless a forensic accountant gets her hands on the books."
The correct phrase is non-broker commission.
Why would a spy chief go on record to say "we can't spy any more"? That sounds counter-productive. So the obvious answer is that they can and do spy, ok maybe it's a bit harder, but it goes on nevertheless.
Maybe he is saying "now that you know we used to illegally spy on you, we can't do it". Well, you know, touch shit. The law applies to GCHQ as much as it applies to me - if I tried to wire tap GCHQ they would be down on me like a ton of bricks, so why not vice versa (hint: bring it on, I do actually have very little to hide!)
So, in all of this, I am reminded of the late Mandy Rice Davis - "He would say that, wouldn't he"
When Private Eye ran a small add, sometime in the 80's, for a box to be sent as a "gift". Inside was a turd (species unreported) and a little card that read "Someone, somewhere, thinks you are a real shit".
You have no idea how many times I have wanted to send that to someone.
Or save it's documents as docx files without screwing up the layout.
That is all.
Have an up-vote. When can I get VM-CMS on my pc and relive the glory days in the 80's?
Mine the one with JCL for fun and profit in the pocket.
for the Banana Pro.
"LeMaker finally confirm Pro as the upgraded version of Pi. Pro contains three features to benefit customers: 1, Wi-FI module is integrated on board directly; 2, TF card slot is introduced for the great convenience; 3, GPIO is extended to be compatible with Raspberry Pi B+; and thus it further protects the investment of our customers. "
Because of the VAST size of the full snapshots
Fixed that for you.
Says it all
If you are getting on a tube, it need to be on the right wrist. If getting on a bus it needs to be on your left wrist at the drivers entrance. Or do you have one on each wrist.
So, we can clearly say "Prior Art" when Microsoft issues a patent on this, can we?
>>My high street, and yours probably, is mainly phone shops, estate agents and card shops.
Don't forget the bloody hair dressers.
You say the room is possibly the worst film ever made. However, that is a very subjective statement. Almost the opposite of what @SuccessCase was suggesting. Besides which, many people (21,000) have rated The Room on IMDB to b3 3.5 stars out of 10. Certainly not the best ratings, I will grant you, but very much not the worst.
So, the argument you use defeats your own argument. Never seen that before, well done.
Down voted for the sense of humour failure.
Well said. Have a beer and an up vote
Just what I needed - an excuse to repurchase all my IPv4 kit that does not support IPv6, I suppose this is the net-dweebs attempt to fix the problem of not enough money in circulation.
Mine's the one with Amazon catalog in the pocket.
That is all
I was going to reply that there is a difference in photosynthesising sugars to make energy, and atmospheric CO2. Then I realised that the level of comment was so appalling low that talking science in this arena was a waste of oxygen and would generate too much CO2.
Mines the one with "The science behind climate change" in the pocket.
I am always amazed when people spell their name "Orange". For years I thought it was "Zero Range"
Who knew. I want one. If only to stop a colleagues very load personal mobile going off and his constant jabbering in ear burning loud Italian.
Now I know about Uber. And so does everyone else. Potentially cheaper or I could get an upmarket car. Sounds like a great idea. Just registered.
Nice own goal there.
The bigger question is not whether el Reg should publish this (yes, because it seems we are the only buggers who don't know it) but if it is THAT secret how the hell did Snowden come to have a copy of it?
Seems to me that some US agency have been pretty damn open with our countries secrets. What did Snowden need this data collection details for? He was a contract analyst. There is a lot going on in my company that I don't tell the person sitting next to me about, let alone a contractor. Likewise, I only get told things when I have a need to know.
So who told Snowden? And Why?
Now that's a question I would like the answer to.
Paris, because she is not a black helicopter and, well, she tells everybody.
Splutter - should not have been drinking coffee when I read that
Just signed up with Hailo and Uber.
Will report back when I have used them!
In the linked PDF on wikileaks, it says that if you run out of licenses, you can purchase more, or you can remove the software from a target machine.
But the terminology is at least honest: "disinfect from a target".
Whilst I shudder at the XP suggestion, he DID say "with Internet turned off". That normally stops most attack vectors.
Well, your comment was helpful Err, NOT.
This is a thread on the new version of Ubuntu, what if offers, what it takes away, and how good is the new UI.
It is NOT a command to start using Ubuntu 14.04. Or even Ubuntu at all. It is not an attack on MS. It is simply an article on what is in 14.04.
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Well, if you have ever been a power user of Word or Excel in their 2010 or 2013 hideous incarnations with that damn ribbon instead of a menu, you will now that power users do use any keyclicks that can to get what the need. This is because MS applications follows the Spartacus Law of HMI.
This says "The probability of the function you want being of a different ribbon to the one you have currently displayed is inversely proportional to you knowing what the correct ribbon menu is".
So if you know that "Remove Duplicates" is on the Data bar, you will already be there. But if you don't know how to change a single page to landscape, then it will not be on the current ribbon, and you will be lost.
Thus, power users who know what they don't know put in short cuts to all the functions they use all the time.
Besides which, real men don't use mice.
Interesting that the bug detection code is, in itself, buggy.
If I use OSS for my security, that is my look out. Normally OSS is great: there are so many eyes on the code that I have a reasonable assumption that bugs will be found, and corrected in pretty fast time. Heartbleed is exception that proves the rule, but, OK it is a biggy. However, I installed the code, it's my look out, and I am responsible for any bleed from my system. My customers will expect that of me.
But if YOU release some code that says I have the bug, when in fact I don't, and you publish this, then that is your look out. If your publicity of a false situation drives people away from my site, then this is libel - and in a commercial site that could cause me to seek redress.
This is doubly so if you then say that my rivals site is clean, when it isn't. Customers being customers, as we know, will register on the new site with exactly the same credentials as they had on the old site. How many of you use the same password on eBay, Amazon, etc? For most everage punters this falls in to two classes of people: Those that use the same password and those that lie. Now, if someone gets their credentials from the new site they go to, which you said was fine, they get hacked, and come after me because you said my site was still broken, what am I going to do?
Paris - obviously, because her site is always free from bugs...... oh?
AC suggested he is not a coder drone and proposes that bounds checking be done in the compiler.
The first problem is that at compile time the bounds are not known. So the compiler can't check.
The second problem is that, in the kernel of an O/S, especially in Unix/Linux type of O/S's, there are many places where bounds checking is just inappropriate. Very carefully controlled ways of ignoring bounds checking are used so that your PC responds fast, at the speed you want. Context Swaps, Process Creation, memory paging, device IO. These are things that need to be done fast and efficiently.
There is no doubt that Heartbleed is a big bug. But it was a simple mistake. It was not deliberate. So holding up the whole of the FOSS community to ridicule, and the author of this code specifically, is pointless. In any event, the patch was out the same day it was discovered and people were patching their SSL code straight away. Ask how quickly microsoft/IBM/Oracle/Sybase come up with fixes to such problems.
What? It moved from South East London and I missed it?
Oh, I guess it means being next to Welling and Lewisham. Yes, that is being next to a wilderness. I mean, have you seen the shopping centre in Lewisham? Now that really is a depressing place, the squalor of which cannot be described by mere words alone.
So, as you were, Eltham is on the edge of the wilderness.
Incidentally, there were several attempts to but it down during the London riots. Does this mean that the oiks stealing from the burning Primark were actually doing the Lord's work with their burning pillar of flames?
Dogged makes the point that the 28Mb spreadhseet with VBA macros aint gonna run on Linux. Well, I have news for you - it can and does run under OpenOffice, and it was 3,000 MB. However, it was developed under Office 2003 using WinXP.
It failed spectacularly on Office 2010 using Windows 7, and had to be rewritten.
So, there you are - reality check says it is easier to upgrade to OpenOffice and Ubuntu than it is to Office 2010 and Windows 7. And it is also cheaper, as in FREE !
Ahh the sweet sound of someone who feels their jobs are under threat.
Nate, it's time to wake up to the hard cold truth of reality: unless you work for Google, Amazon, Facebook or another purely high tech company then the companies major reason for being in business is to do something, or make something, or trade something. It is not to run a server room of equipment run by a bunch of over paid technoweenies. In many cases, a vast majority of cases, outsourcing the actual computers to other people is a very sound business decision.
Yes, it may cost several 10's of thousands of pounds per month, and yes YOU may be more effective and efficient. But YOU are one in a million. There are a lot of very average, of actually very poor, sysadmins out there. There are lot of added costs to running a server room: the maintenance, the upgrades, the HVAC, and the sheer space it takes up. Do I want a server room or do I want the space back for 20 extra traders? Hmmm. Tough choice, let me think on that one.
Cloud services, or even better SaaS are the way that smart business are going. IT is now a commodity. Got the wrong cloud service? Not up to what you expected? Then churn. We all do this with our mobile phones. Now businesses will do it with their IT infrastructure.
My company trades coffee, We want to trade coffee. We do it very well. So, now, we trade coffee and we are not a computer company that also has a coffee trading arm. IT staff costs are way down and profit margins are up.
What's not to like?
Quite right. The student, the head and the school deserve recognition of this achievement. Not just for funding it, but also to tell the sceptics that before you succeed, you have to try.
And not least for waving a finger of contempt at the Health and Safety crew who would doubtless of stopped this on the grounds of anything this cool just has to be dangerous.
Big thumbs up.
At last - the voice of reason is heard.
Totally agree, Piro.
Other commentators on MtGox threads have commented that when you either mined the coins or you bought them. If you mined them then they have no intrinsic value until you sell them. If you bought them then you lost the real world money as soon as you exchanged it for bit coins. Assuming this man was not trading on the darknet, then he was doing this for investment purposes. If he wasn't trading then he should have maintained his own wallet, not entrusted all his money to an exchange. It looks like he has lost the lot.
I had the same issue in 2001 when I invested real money in Telecoms shares. I lost the lot when the twin towers came down. My shares were worthless or pretty close to it. No time to cry, just have to get on with it. May be I should have written to the Afghan authorities and asked them to reimburse me; or perhaps the Saudis. It wouldn't have been worth the stamp.
I was always suspicious of the Bitcoin stuff. It sounds like: Hey, I have all this money, let me exchange it for a virtual currency, and for that I get a string of 0 & 1's. That's the proof that I own virtual coins. Now, let me give that string to someone else for safe keeping. That someone is in a different country, under a different legal system, and I really can't tell if I should trust them (hint here: I think we have proof that you can't trust them).
Virtual currency may be the future. But just as the the original IBM PC was no where near the best PC, and DOS was not a secure operating system, the first incarnation of a virtual currency was never going to be the best virtual currency.
This is not like the McKinnon issues. This guy seems to have gone on a hacking spree full of purpose. He is reported to have not only extracted information from these servers, but to have published same. The further fact that he has refused to release his encryption keys makes him a criminal in the UK as well.
If you go all out to piss off two states, one of which is a known litigant against UK hackers, you have yourself to blame when the size 12's kick down your door.
So, whilst I actively supported Gary McKinnon in his fight against extradition, this one should go to the States should they ask (and they surely will) just as soon as he has served the sentence he will probably get here.
Jim 59 raises a very interesting issue. 30+ years ago I was archiving stuff on to 1600 BPI tape. Two years ago I found my old tapes and attempted to read them The best I could do was pay a data recovery company a small fortune. Frankly, my old Fortran and PL/1 code was not worth that so I junked them.
20 years ago I was installed DEC kit with SCSI arrays using 2GB disks. Top of the range then. Now I could not even boot Windows on to 2GB. I would struggle to find an interface card to to read handle DEC's specific implementation these days.
Disks don't last forever, even tapes have to be refreshed.
I wonder how long they think the e-Ark will last?
And here lies the whole reason you don't get it.
It is not about what you say. You're right about that. It who you are. What else you do, where else you have been. What you searched for.
You look at the new Dyson Warm Cold blower. Go to you tube, watch a short video you like and you get a popup add for fan heaters. Start to see it now?
Its all about targeting ads at you and being able to tell the advertisers, "We sent x ads for fan heaters to Big Ted, and here is email, phone number, address".
So you see, they do care about you the individual.
Tony, and all commentaries. This is a wonderfully illuminating thread on the complexities of early image manipulation. I worked with BSB up to the point of being bought out by Sky, but never on the video front. In any event, we were broadcasters rather than producers of video. And it was all done on Betamax-Professional if I recall.
As I lie here ill in bed, it is great to have my spirits lifted by a discussion of early Dr Who footage and how it was done. So have a pint on me, but forgive, I won't be joining you