35 posts • joined Saturday 16th February 2013 16:27 GMT
'Nam is one of many hostile net countries.
In order of the number and severity of probes and attacks that I see on my home firewall, I have blocked the following countries by IP ranges.
Okay it's not an exact science but it has decreased the number of IP addresses appearing in my adaptive bruteforce block tables by 90-odd percent.
So, I have little sympathy for the "citizens" of these countries.
The other frequenters of the aformentioned bruteforce block tables are generally Amazon AWS instances. AWS lets any dodgy so-and-so rent compute power with bent credit cards, it seems.
Ahhh, the nostolgia.
I too experienced the 380Z in 1982, my first year of comprehensive secondary school.
Before that, I had cut my teeth on Sinclair ZX81 and Spectrum. It was really quite unimpressive to me at that young age, but did feel like a "real computer" and the 5 /14" disks were a bit of a novelty at the time.
I remember rewriting some BASIC that had been put to the class as an example, to perform the same function in about half the code. My Computer Studies teacher used to thoroughly detest me.
It was nothing personal Mr. Archer, you should have stuck to just being Head of Maths (or swallow your pride) and there wouldn't have been a problem. ;-)
Now there's a name
"New Hampshire Associate Attorney General Richard Head, representing the DMV"
New Hampshire have a Dick Head in the position of Associate Attorney General?
How's that working out for him and them, I wonder?
As a long suffering Bristol City supporter, this utter lack of foresight is no surprise to me.
Re: Battery life?
Like you, I had never seen and difference in battery life with previous upgrades, when I saw others complaining about it.
However, it has hit me hard, on this occasion.
iPhone 4S owner here.
What about battery life, which I have seen decrease significantly since iOS 7 landed on my phone and pad.
Well Apple? Where's my firkin' battery going?
It was Snowden what did it
He'd only gone and synch'd his mailbox for offline reading, hadn't he?
He had a LOT of email waiting for him.
Hottest woman in big business by a long way. A pleasure to have her in the tech industry.
Aspergers and IT
I have worked with people at various levels on the autistic spectrum, from supporting somebody who is highly autistic and has complex needs, to working alongside people with Aspergers and in the higher functioning levels of the spectrum. I currently work for a learning disabilities and autism support charity and see the full range of the spectrum in colleagues and the people we support.
As SAP have found, people in the higher functioning autistic spectrum range are often very good in IT roles, can develop the interpersonal skills, usually if the lack of these skills is presented with solutions using logic. It is often a comforting environment to be in, based on logic as most IT systems essentially are.*
People who might struggle to hold down a job in other industries can excel in tech roles.
* IT that doesn't involve convoluted GUIs and endless bloat, a la Microsoft. (In memory of Eadon) ;-)
I concur. Secure by default and surprisingly easy to administer. In fact, a lot of its security stems from its simplicity. Mainly use it for servers, but makes a great desktop for serious work.
Well done Sony.
Didn't think I'd say that.
Just because MSFT want to exercise absolute control of the hardware and legitimate software that you pay your hard earned money for, it doesn't mean it is right to follow suit, 'because others are doing it'.
I have an Xbox 360 and a PS3. Like the PS3 more and am far more likely to get the PS4 than the Xbox One.
As Eadon might put it, MSFT FAIL!!! **froth froth**
Only a matter of time.
Some things are best left to the old fashioned, manual way that involves physical contact.
Physical access to properties and vehicles.
In-person card purchases.
Password storage in a well guarded, coded book, instead of password vaults on a computer.
To name but a few.
Re: Mint is really getting there.
meant "can't upgrade 14 to 15", not 13 to 14.
Mint is really getting there.
I've been a Linux and OpenBSD user for probably ten years now. Still use Windows where I have to, but have always opted for Linux on my daily-use machine(s).
Ubuntu have lost the plot with Unity and that drove me to Linux Mint after a long, long time of using it.
Mint just seems smoother, more logical and is very stable. I get the odd glitch, as often as I would on Windows, but the difference is I can rectify them without a full reboot required.
It just has that feel of a distro that has been designed in the one true way of do only what is needed and do it well. It doesn't pretend to be anything it's not and isn't trying to break boundaries to come up with the next big thing. It's just an easy to use, not asthetically unpleasant, solid distro.
I'm a little disappointed that I can't upgrade 13 to 14, but have backed up my home folder and will do a clean install. It's usually good practice from time to time, for any power user, anyway.
Linux Mint, in my opinion, is THE user friendly, user focused Linux distribution for the desktop that is suitable for the masses. Give it a few more years and maybe a bit of financial backing and, if they stick to their principles, it could be a viable market leader for non-Windows desktops.
Nasty piece of work, that Weev.
Well worth a read. This is from a few years back now, but I doubt he's changed for the better.
Ewww the horrors.
Just look at her will you?
He ain't no oil painting, but give him a break.
Picture it, stood next to a bin, with her love triangle obscured by her over-hanging gut...
Would you? *shudders*
"Finally, consider your own prejudices. If the genders were reverse and it was a naked man chasing a woman around the neighbourhood and demanding sex would you still feel the same way?" ~ The Spectacularly Refined Chap
A pioneer, no doubt about it.
International Women's Day yesterday, Mother's day tomorrow. A good few days for women!
I better get a sammich brought to me today though!
Re: I rarely criticize microsoft. I do it for the first time.
WTF??? That read like some kind of pidgen English (obviously due to Google translate) Anonymous 'broadcast'.
Did it have a point, at all?
Brilliant. Lester, I salute you. :)
Good luck at the WSJ and thanks for all the hard work.
Your legendary status will go on for ever, thanks to "Acer pulls out Wang, thrusts its wealth at Ho"
I still remember the keyboard I had, prior to reading that on the day it was published. It was a good keyboard, but a small sacrifice.
Re: Open Letter
Brilliant! Now added to my vocabulary.
Re: Why was whatever computer they used not air gapped?
He probably managed to run Minesweeper, DESPITE the fact that the IT people had deleted ALL of the shortcuts!
That's hacking, by Daily Mail standards, isn't it?
@Eadon Re: If crap stops radiation in its tracks
WTF was that all about? I'm a staunch Linux and FOSS believer and evangelist and I REALLY do not like Microsoft, but your post just made me cringe.
C'mon, sort it out, you're not helping with that kind of frothing-at-the-mouth outburst.
This will become more.
According to Engadget, Google are pretty much encouraging the install of Linux on these machines.
This could be the start of a lot of growth in market share for Linux, if there are easy upgrade paths and full hardware support, which will both evolve in time.
That is all. :)
Couldn't have happened to a nicer company.
Re: Not surprising, but nice to see some stats
I work in the disabilities sector and find the reference to disabled people being hooked on drugs, prescription or otherwise, so be a crass over-generalisation. Care to elaborate?
Re: Mint is the best distro at the mo
Well put Eadon. I use Mint for the same reasons.
Also have Windows 7 PC, iOS on iPad and iPhone, Android on ASUS TF101 and a WinPhone HTC. I have to use Windows 7 at work too.
Linux is by far my preference. Normal 'end user' stuff can all be achieved through the GUI. I'm a power user so I choose to work in the shell a lot, as I get things done quicker or better automated. Funnily enough I have CygWin on my Windows 7 box, to get the same toolset on there as I have with Linux.
Security, stability and efficiency are the reasons I'm a penguin.
Sounds too good to be true, in my opinion. It would be great if he delivers on this, but I won't hold my breath.
Clearly what he is saying is absolutely right, but as has been said, there is so much money in that area that I can see there being no real change.
We can wish though.
Re: Losing focus
I'm gonna get my own multi-platform operating system, with Blackjack and hookers...
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