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The ACTUAL solution ...
Is to involve the user more determining what master certificates are being used - instead of pretending that the browser maker knows it all.
one stab at this was mention above, but you can think of a variety of others too.
"Perhaps our browser needs some kind of "trust mode". When in "banking mode" it will not trust domain validated certififates. When in "Dissident mode" it will drop trust in Chinese certificates or whatever local regime I do not trust. Etc."
Not at all the intelligent person I expected to be in charge of MI6. Just a dundering tool.
EAW is a vile instrument and can easily be used to summon anybody anywhere for almost anything
The EAW is truly a vile instrument.
simplest winery ever
I once saw a group of women crushing grapes with their feet on the flat roof of their village house in the mountains of Cyprus. The juice simply ran down the normal rainwater drainpipe and into a bucket which was frequently emptied into a vast circular stone pot, about 1.5m across at the belly, half embedded in the floor of one of the inner rooms. The process was simply then to wait a year until the wine was ready to drink. Absolutely nothing was done to it apparently. I had some from other house nearby - too sweet for my taste but the simplicity of the process was unforgettable.
Is she saying that the police should decide?
"police are best placed to decide whether it would be helpful in this instance" ... so the police decide it would be helpful then it is alright to DNA test quarter of a million men then? Nice.
inventions in which the NPL have had a hand include ... the actual internet.
Wait till IP6 comes along ... they will know which ear to prosecute.
No way to evade detection as honeypot finally
All the botnet has to do is judge the target by results. ie itself receive some of the spam generated and if none received then judge the target to be defective/honeypot
Cloud providers could convince insurance companies that they are a good bet/pay them reasonable premiums and offer their clients (the cloud consumers) compensation if and when things go wrong. To keep things simple, the compensation can be for a given amount instead of being unlimited and related to consequential losses.
3 biggest lies
2. I'm from head office. I'm here to help you.
3. No, I wont come in your mouth.
whats wrong with comodo?
We switched to comodo free av/fw/antimalware once around avgs switch to v8 realising they had bloated and sold out but really wonder why it is not mentioned as alternative. neither avast or avira free versions match up to it. so what's wrong with comodo?
I dont think a toolbar like Ask is a problem any more than google's or yahoo's etc and Comodo seems to has too much reputable business, like digital certificates, to be on a simple scam.
"I'd like to take this oppty to thank all MySQL dolphins, past and present. You made me what I am today," Mickos wrote
ie "Thank you serfs for making me very rich" .. very "dogbert CEO" wagging tail
Can someone tell me why Comodo's free av/antimalware/firewall is never mentioned? We turned to it a while ago after AVG free became rather bloated.
Since AVG sold out and became fat and efficient I though Comodo's very fine free av+malware+firewall should take over in fame but it doesnt seem to have - perhaps because it has a lot of tech features that confuse the average sod. Nevertheless we use it everywhere now - FOC of course.
Bugged Club Tables in Dubai
In the "fictional" novel "Dubai" published maybe 30 years ago all the tables in the only decent club/restaurant in the city at that time and which was therefore where a lot of business was talked over were bugged. Apart from the novel, in real life for many years there was gossip that all the (mandatory government supplied) telephones were microphones too. A pattern is forming.
Your assurances are unsupported by any proof and are therefore worthless. Fools will take them at face value. Shrewd people will question them. Cynics will suspect the worst. "We dont spy" ... haha .. "Scouts honor"?
long term c# is another distraction, like java
C++ is on a roll these days with a truly usable free cross platform IDE from Nokia/Qt creator. Java is a fat pig, lost its thrust a while ago is just coasting up in a parabola now soon to start its downward decline just like cobol did in the days of yore. C is the unchangable rock and C++ looking like its unshakable coating that makes it usable by ordinary mortals. The idea of teaching C++ programmers to stay away from the C bits makes C++ a usable language. If something doesnt have multiple implementations then it will NOT stand the test of time. Invest your time in C++. It will be around for 50 years.
Can Register PLEASE provide a link on each commenters name so that we can see if they have a history or just one off ... or if a history ... what their history is. Then we can assign weight to opinions in a more useful fashion.
The cantankerous personality of Stallman is what got us the wonderful freedoms of the GPL world in the first place. You have to fight for freedoms but most people posting here seem to be just noisy lambs.
run gpedit.msc, admin templates, system, turn autoplay off, enable, all drives
our instructions for all new systems
* Login as Administrator
* Open the Run dialog box ( [Windows] - [R] ), then type gpedit.msc, hit [Enter].
* On the left pane, click "Administrative Templates", then "System".
* On the right pane, locate "Turn Off Autoplay" and double-click on it.
* Set it to "Enable" and choose All Drives
Next steps in the police state?
Vigilantes are the "useful idiots" of today - look it up. However, looking ahead I wonder if one will ever have to declare usage of vpns/encrypted channels. There could be random inspections and penalties for failing to declare to ensure general compliance. Then slowly the screws could be turned to reestablish state purview over all communication. vpns must stand out like beacons in the night at the moment. Steganography perhaps will come in vogue - inside video streams perhaps.
I just knew the comments just had to be good on this one. A sledge hammer plus goggles must be the best bang per buck for the vast majority of people who dont have sufficient IT skills to know if any software command really did achieve what they want. Also briefly satisfying.
Somewhat reduces the impact when you learn that the council chief was banned from driving for three months for speeding. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1035514/Revealed-Driving-ban-council-chief-wants-scrap-speed-cameras.html
Mein Kampf misquotation
Re: "The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation." - Adolf Hitler "Mein Kampf"
Only the first sentence is from Mein Kampf. The second seems to be by a Rabbi. http://www.aapsonline.org/brochures/lapin.htm
German law actionable in UK
Since an Australian was arrested by British (hmm) police in Heathrow on a German "EU Warrant" for something which is totally not an offence in UK (along the lines of "publishing deliberately untrue historical information") these German attitudes are going to affect us all although I assume if it was a Brit being hauled off to a German court people would have something to say about it.
hamachi is wide open to us government
The idea of using hamachi for vpn security versus somebody like the US gov is absurd since it is closed source and uses hamachi's central server for control - and relay in many circumstances.
@Glen Turner - There is nothing unfair in pointing out that Hadley Center people have a conflict of interest. Isnt it just a fact? Personally I am glad to see more money going into science but think of self serving statements as porkies for more pork.
The road to hell is paved with Chrome. The road to heaven is paved with addins.
Google funded firefox has turned into a nightmare for Google. They left their foot on the accelerator too long and hopefully for us end users FF is out of anyones control now. The ease of writing and delivering addons for developers and the ease of finding and installing addons for users makes FF a real user orientated thing.
Combine that with addons that manipulate and control the web pages before representation on the screen, eg CustomiseGoogle that do interesting/useful things like automatically extending the google search page as you page down without requiring click on Next page, FF is truely dedicated to the interest of the masses instead of its maker.
For Microsoft the web browser was the next level up threat that commoditises their operating system. For Google the addin is the next level up threat that will commoditise the browser. Their best bet is to portray addins as wild untrustworthy things that one must fear. I think you can see this approach in their cartoon.
Their choice of the name Chrome is an evil attempt to destroy the guts of Firefox which is also called Chrome.
Fear is desired by our government as much as the terrorists
It is a naive notion that it is only terrorists who desire populations in fear. WMD anybody?
even when you turn off javascrip
Aristotle circa 350BC
"For an educated man should be able to form a fair off-hand judgement as to the goodness or badness of the method used by a professor in his exposition. To be educated is in fact to be able to do this; and even the man of universal education we deem to be such in virtue of his having this ability."
a very shrewd comment was made about COS strengthening human gene pool by feeding on and presumably eliminating our weaker members. however it must increase the welfare of the leaders of the group and left unrestricted could slowly replace existing social norms.