290 posts • joined 10 Jan 2008
Imma go with them throwing some parts supplier under the bus. Or maybe the norks.
Re: Don't Just Blame Users
Should site admins be happy with users deciding whether a complex password is required or not?
They are, after all, the ones that would have to deal with the mess of, say, a forum that got spammed to destruction if all user accounts had easily guessable passwords.
Re: Linux and DD-WRT
I'd guess the writers of the bill would say that it would be the vendor/supplier of the device to the end-user rather than the manufacturer that'll be responsible.
I'd like to say that it's moot as there's no chance of such a ridiculous bill passing any kind of legislative body not comprised of complete numpties. Then I remembered who they're about to inaugurate as their President.
I'd guess at one of two things going on here. Either
a) the culture within the departments involved in the project means that individuals got so excited at the shiny-shiny of claiming some genuine debt back that they decided to overlook the gobsmackingly obvious issues that poorly-matching poor-quality data would inevitably bring.
b) they're totally incompetent and neither understood nor cared.
Re: Exchange rate? Apple don' need no stinking exchange rate.
Might not be as bad as it looks - if the US price doesn't include sales tax they may be a bit closer in price.
"if those carriers can be bothered erecting more cell towers"
there's the problem - any new entrant to the market can buy as much spectrum as they like, but they'll have to play catch-up to Helstra's decades of erections before they can actually use it. Gonna need some investors with an eye on the long game.
Or perhaps, they could just buy the spectrum, flog it on through a network of offshore shell companies and then flip it to big T for an obscene profit.
How about they just divert the cash that's going to be used for the metadata retention to subsidize the rurals? Everyone wins.
I'd maybe see how badly the 2IC wants it done. Perhaps suggest it's the kind of change that can only really be done out of hours and hence at a nice overtime rate. Then script the bejesus out of it.
"photos were swiped in January 2015"
Hmmm. Why wait nearly 2 years to sue for the immense damage and suffering caused?
The issue is that the ticketmasters of the world don't care there's a problem with automated ticket sales and scalping.
Rather than tackle the result, they should be legislating the cause. One option might be to make it illegal to sell tickets to people not providing, say, driver's licence number at the point of sale and make sure that person has to produce and have meaningful check of that same said driving licence when entering the venue.
Re: However ...
The question isn't as black and white as that. It's more:
So, which is more trustworthy?
A phone with a known level of security applied OR
A rooted phone with who-knows-what done to it?
Re: However ...
Wouldn't a checkbox (off by default) before the password entry box indicating whether the password should be displayed satisfies all requirements?
So a complete titsup and everyone's still in their jobs and we'll never know what recompense IBM had to make?
It's not the culture leading up to the failure that's the issue - it's the fact it's clearly still in place.
Re: Be warned
What's a fax?
Re: I don't understand
Looking at the picture with the article, his aim may be "to exploit the ignorance of the masses".
What a nice chap.
On the plus side, at least if was some bod's test-in-prod mail that brought it down in a (hopefully) partially-expected/monitored fashion and not just some external party making a typo at some random point in the future.
Re: It would be interesting...
I'm not sure the quoted text is the best way of expressing the point. To me, those bits are open to quite a lot of interpretation.
I'm all for equal access, but if it's a choice between, for example, a static on-screen keyboard providing less secure access for all, or a randomized on-screen keyboard that adds additional security for 99% of customers but requires the setup/running of a telephone service (thereby meeting those Act quotes) then I'm not sure which side I'd fall.
Re: Laughing all the way to the Bank
"So good to see they're not yet passing the ten percent on directly yet"
Yep, that's the bit that's going to hurt. Will be interesting to see how they describe the (inevitable) next price rise - I expect phrases like "to cover increased administration costs associated with GST collection" will get a lot of use this year.
Bearing in mind the fed's name, the judge should have bought a couple of slabs of Miller Lite and claimed he was just returning them to their owner, surely?
"will be issuing new cards against all blocked cards at no extra cost". my, how generous of them not to levy a charge for new cards needed as a result of their security breach.
but what were these "additional costs" that mean they've burned through another $20million?
is it not more about setting a precedent whereby feds can just slap one warrant on a US company and force it to hand over data wherever that company has placed it, without having to deal with legal treaties for other countries?
same overreach though.
Re: Losing 100m/quarter
It's easy to lose money when it's not theirs.
If it's just cash pumped into them by vulture capitalists, they may not care too much.
But yes, whatever the source, the cheques will eventually start bouncing.
Re: Blast from the past
VGA's death will come. But not just yet. At the moment there's still the question of why *wouldn't* you put VGA in a chassis? Space isn't too much of an issue and you get a ubiquitous output that may only be used a couple of times on one out ten machines built, but that sysadmin using it will be very glad it was there that day.
Re: Another Example...
When I worked for a bank, I seem to remember one manager telling us a few times that if we're going to try something "do it once, do it big, and get out". Advice I took on board.
Re: Yep - this is the phone to convert iOS users
"And their conversion strategy was to make something that looks the same but is "slightly better" in every way."
Not just looks the same, but is priced the same. Matched to the dollar for the 128GB variants (in Oz anyway).
All the devices in my house I'd want to use an IR blaster for have network remote control apps. Which I'd take over IR any day.
Re: Dual-SIM ?
Support, yes. But very very few models do dual active 3G.
Which is the issue as 2G networks start to get turned off.
SIP for 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc lines is a great alternative. But the issue for me is that I can't get a SIP number that has a mobile dialing code (so callers easily know there calling a mobile) and there's no (easy) way to get SMS to/from a SIP client. And until one of the many IM options becomes as ubiquitous as SMS, that's an issue.
They might be including lost sales due to (presumably) having to evacuate the store.
not a fan then?
They're going to put an updated firmware on their website?
Well, that's one way to ensure no one will be able to get it...their websites are completely unnavigable even for the things you might reckon they'd want you to find.
there's a few artists on soundcloud who currently don't get anything from me at all. if they were to be included in my spotify subscription then their art would reach me more often and they'd get some cents from me that they're not currently getting.
if someone finds themselves in such a situation - pen, paper
Re: Fuck that
"Let me run that camera software on my own home server!"
Which is a great option. Until miscreants burn down your house or because the server has a plug and flashing lights, they include it in their haul of kit they'll take down Theft Converters to finance their next hit. Just saying.
“in order the relationship remains positive for future win back opportunities”
What a dick.
People being told their job is gone remain professional because it's the decent thing to do and they have a sense of self-worth above that of the company they've been screwed over by.
Not out of some strange desire to really knuckle-down and hope the company that's just stiffed them gets the contract back in a few years.
Let's hope the ISPs use some of that tax-payer cash to properly protect whatever storage they put in place to comply with this nonsense of a policy.
One cable to rule them all!
What a waste.
All that time studying law that they could have put to good use doing, y'know, lawyer shit.
Instead, they've achieved nowt meaningful other than a payout for themselves.
Conscience? What conscience?
"music is muted"? My first thought is that it should be cranked to wake the driver up.
I'm also undecided on whether dumbing-down an interesting technology to suit the lowest level of driver stupidity is a laudable goal. Still, I guess it may save them from a speculative lawsuit or two.
An upgrade? Will they get all fancy and allow novel features like adding a contact picture in place of their generic placeholder images?
Another Microsoft US-only product/release/service/device/reward program. I know they *are* a US company but their international efforts are pretty poor.
Re: Give people goals, and they'll try to game it.
They might not directly benefit. But they'd be less likely to be sacked for poor performance.
What I found interesting is that of the team of 5, only 1 remains in their post. If those who left before their disciplinary or were sacked have any doubts about who dobbed them in, they probably don't have to look far.
Re: They have to be joking
There are some (niche) interesting use cases - architects and construction professionals being able to explore spaces, remote operation of machinery e.g. mining.
In the home though, can only think of games and "adult" entertainment.
Even if I tried for 24 hours straight I doubt I could come up with a more meaningless, waste of time, factless statement.
That's clearly been through multiple teams of lawyers before being let out.
Respect for IBM was already shot to pieces, this statement makes it worse.
I'd have hoped a leader would be concerned with informing his populace when the compulsory system will be back online and fit for purpose. Not trying to play the aggressive bully-boy with his mentions of rolling heads etc.
That said, heads must roll for this clusterf.
"The Register has asked the ABS how it can demonstrate no data was exfiltrated during the attacks, but has yet to receive a response"
They can't even demonstrate there was an attack(s)...
One hopes IBM's contract included some kind of refund for delivery failure so my tax dollars haven't just disappeared into their cloud.
Their Contact Us page seemed to fair better.
I used it to tell them that I tried to comply, they failed and they can stick any resultant attempt at issuing a fine into IBM's hole.