Re: Advice please.
Bill Hickock, the Yankee Marshall, Internet Veteran etc I presume.
2927 posts • joined 4 May 2008
Bill Hickock, the Yankee Marshall, Internet Veteran etc I presume.
When people happily give their lives details on a daily basis what's the urgency to secure anything.
IOT will simply provide further adjectives to an already quite complete biography.
Gouvernements don't seem to care that people's lives are being recorded to a level that is damned frightening. Security is not being applied to individuals it is being reinforced only where their is a threat to the government itself.
What the internet needs is a true campaign about what is really going on behind the scenes with all the data. The data slurping monsters, Facebook, Google are the true security risks. By providing so called services whilst at the same time ensuring that the snare is being tightened further around the necks.
IOT security is definitely a major upcoming problem but I see it as only a small part of a he he problem. I do agree that something needs to be done but not by the governments , it needs to be done by the people themselves, they need educated by professionals not by marketeers.
The Wachowski brothers ( I believe that they were still male when the Matrix was released, got it right then. The human species will soon simply serve as a biological power source for the machines...
If HMLI reaches such a level then the robots will quickly come to the decision that 99% of the human population serve no other function other than that of reproduction..... Not a great thought.....
Now, what will it be? The Red Pill or the Blue Pill?
It could be a physical reminder to Iphone users that a phone must be held in a certain way in order to avoid antenna issues :-)
It could be a solar black matter self powered infinite charger.
It could be a holographic projector so that we could also see the other party of calls being made by obnoxiuos people in public places.
It could be a self encrypting satelitte coms device that the NSA would really love to be in the hands of the population.
It could be a self cloaking device that refuses Google/facebook/Microsoft telemetrics.
It could be a anti-rounded corner implementation to avoid patent problems.
The mind boggles....
In which case we need to correlate all the results into one location for easy identifcation. We could call it arse-book........
Or alternatively Facebook, there are already a lot of arses to be found there....
The porting itself must take a lot of time, especially when there are many DLLs. I can't really see what the true advantages are. And then dwbugging something outside of its home environment must yet again add an overhead.
Admiteddly Linux has better and a mire extensive range of tools but many of them exist also on windows..
The article appears to be adding a bit of fluff.....
The most important tool is not the OS in any event, its the grey stuff between the ears.
Here is a photo of something completely without interest, that I saw being posted by someone to which I have absolutely no connection and that I probably don't even "like". It is a lovely cat/dog/train/coffe cup though...
Who in their right mind would ever have believed that that would become a monster of a business model. ( OK it's the data mining/publicity behind it that makes money but this is after all the input)
That pittance of a fine will do nothing but give El Zuck even more publicity making his balls swell up even further.... Good on the lad for making his billions but what a sad state of affairs the "public" have become....
If the manufacturers would simply stop adding their "improvements" then there would be no problem.
From what I have known in the past, on long haul flights the Pilots spend most of their time doing crosswords or sleeping..
I wonder if this robot can also do a crossword whilst sleeping ?
I wonder if it will run "The Weeping Angel" distro that Samsung/NSA was infamously know for ?
Worse still, Google are actually being paid to provide the service, and they in turn pay the users who upload the content via the Ads...
I was offered by Windows Update the Anniversary Edition but it refused to install......
So I did a clean install using an Anniversary Edition ISO and very shortly afterwards was updated to the Creators Edition, which broke Remote Desktop, as mentioned above.
Which version are you currently running 15xx or 16xx ?
Lets hope they fix the scaling for Remote Desktop which they have completely botched up for HDPI screens.
Especially on their own damned Surface Pro....... Remoting in to a server on 2736x1824 using a 13" screen is a nightmare.. Mstsc.exe can no longer use, or ignores the Manifest files ( + the Side by Side Regkey) The MS Remote Desktop adds a French keyboard layout which I can't make disappear, and the other alternative solutions are no where near as useful as mstsc.exe.....
Shouldn't that be the DK - The Divided Kingdom
"No, it's bound by the same security as a reasonable Linux distro"
I presume by that you mean BSD and not Linux.... and the fact that it requires "sudo" is just semantics really...
So in other words, I can see that it can indeed be done..
Will a Mac ( OSx) actually allow a user to execute any of the following..... I presume that it "should" but considering the results it might not...
rm -rf /
rm -rf .
rm -rf *
If you truly want a decent dry white then it has to be a Pouilly Fuissé ( Maconnais/Burgundy) or a Pouilly Fumé ( Loire).. Even though we might assume that they are from the same region they are not but both are excellent..
A slight preference for the Pouilly Fumé though...
"...except that biological concepts of "race" have been obsolete for 150 years :)"
So you would also consider that races exists such as "European", "American", "Russian"..... I think not...
Grouping the entire Chinese population into one race, 1 Billion people spread over a very very large area.......
If we no longer consider Biological concepts as being part of what defines a race then the concept of race has no value. Unless of course your definition of race is the one that the "Media" loves to use when calling someone racist.. ie it can mean anything that anyone wants it to mean depending on the situation.. ie Race become a variable ......
Xenophobic maybe but certainly not racist...
Chinese is not a race, Asian or Mongoloid could be classes as races...
I was thinking Notapad++.
Inquiring minds would like to know ! Cmon El Reg name the editor, I am sure you already know ..
Apple make money from UBER.
UBER make money from APPLE.
“We made the decision to focus the go-to-market strategy of SAP Anywhere on the US market as well as mainland China for the next few years,” she confirmed.
The company mouthpiece said the “decision to narrow our focus” was “not made lightly, or due to any performance issues with the solutions. We do not plan on replacing it with any alternative solutions”.
Or in other words, it has been a complete failure and no matter how hard we throw the proverbial shit at the wall it just wont stick..
Or, they believe that there are more "Fools with money to throw away" in the US and China..
Charles 9 : I agree with you, now imagine that those Rube Goldberg types have access to AI which is capable of determining the best Social Engineering technique to use, or that is capable of finding material suitable for blackmailing the Email/Domain Admin , you get the point...
Malware isn't necassarily written/used only by the "bad guys"
AI is only in it's birth, it has the entire lifespan of humankind waiting to nurture it... and it will eventually be capable of making a decision, equal to that of any meatbag..
We are the creaters of AI, but unfortunately it is likely to pass us by. When I considers that the best chance of human survival it to destroy 98% of the population because statistically that it was we programmed it to do, then, and maybe then, we might begin to understand just how relevant we truly are...
Never underestimate the lengths to which people will go to when they have something to gain !!
And never forget that those doing the nasty might actually be on the "good" side of the law....... NSA, Mossad, FSK, MI6 etc etc I can easilly imagine entering an American Airport and your computer being analysed by some AI system that determines on it's own whether or not you have "terrorist" tendancies.... and that that same machine leaves some nasty malware ( virus) behind after it has calculated that your AntiVirus solution is not updated regularly and that you credit card details show no subscriptions to similar services.
The next logicial stage is that those greedy bastard Malware creators will use AI to their own advantage..
Cynical, who, me, definately..... The "dark force" has the same availibility to AI tools as everyone else , why would they not use them ! There is so much money to be made that it is impossible for them to resist... and some back-handers to the legal companies will ensure the continuing availibility .
George Carlin apart from being cynical was a very rational man..
He was hard hitting and simply put to the fore-front societies weaknesses. He has probably told more than the any first world "gaggle" of politicians could even even begin to hope for....
Do the Saudis actually administer their systems or are expat doing it for them...
If it's expats that I would "presume" that they do actually have some kind of BCP/DRP in place, it's not like there are too many budgetary restraints.
Marine Le Pen is definately not her father. Some of her speeches are actually well thought out and interesting.. she is no worse than Sarko....but she is definately not a world class politician, nor is she a Billionaire, so she won't be able to pull of any of Trumps stunts.
I would probably prefer a Marine Le Pen to a Hilary Clinton, Hilary is far more dangerous character...
I doubt that MLP will get through though, it's far more likley to be Valls, Macron or Fillon. Although Polls have no real standing the Wikipedia poll is interesting and probably close to the truth..
It's impossible to know what way any potential hackers would swing as the hacking could come from anywhere and anyone with sufficient political/personal interest... Bascially any 1st world power... ( USA, Israel, Russia, China, UK)
Even the cheap Early Bird tickets are damned expensive...
"The committee also hopes robot designers will take responsibility "
"Hope" being a very important word in that phrase..... ( Are you listening Mr Trump)
Robots are like guns, in and of themselves they are not dangerous.. It's only when a meatbag puts it's finger on the trigger, or writes a nasty little subroutine, that things start going wrong.
What next, Prison for Robots.....
2016 was my biggest year ever for downvotes, a few thousand,, I even lost my Silver Badge... And unlike Jake etc I don't intentionally troll....
It just appears that people have different points of view, of which many seem to be more about " a false sense of poltical correctness" or ideals that stream from the typical mass concensus rather than from personal convinction.
It's interesting to see how the Up/Down votes have changed the forum.. I get a feeling that far too many posts are just made to intentionally gain Upvotes rather than for adding anything that actually furthers discussion..
Nowadays, I just read the main article and maybe the first couple of posts before the flamewars start.
Since Windows 7 I have become so used to hitting the Windows Key + plus typing the name of the program that I want that I almost no longer use the Start Menu as such..
Even if they do bring folders back or whatever marketing catchphrase they will name it, I presume that it won't really change anything that will truly make a difference, at least not for me..
I like W10 a lot, even though it absoultely refuses to install the Annivesary Update in my "Microsoft" Surface Pro .....gggggrrrrrrrrr And from what I have gleaned from the various forums I am certainly not the only one..... Whether I want to or not I am stuck with 1511-10586.713
I wish they would sort out the update nightmare before adding folders........
Gooligan spreads when victims download and install an infected app. Crooks are slinging the malware by tricking victims into following malicious links in phishing messages.
What's amazing is that 13000 people per day are falling for this kind of phishing scam.. Are there really that many people installing apps on a daily basis and falling for a "Click on this to win a million or whatever". Those figures seems incredibly high... ( Yes, I know that there are a lot of stupid people but honestly 13000 per day is a hell of a lot)
If Yes, click on this bug Button to enter site.
Oh and that kind of scenario will help keep kiddies away from websites !!
You really do get the idea that politicians have a lot of spare time on their hands if that's considered vital.. How about creating some jobs, or controlling the economy a bit more...
I just had a quick look on Amazon for the 100 deadly skills. If that's what the terrorists are using then we really don't have much to fear....
On top of that one must ask what they did with the videos afterwards, YouTube , youporn, revenge porn etc .
And I would hate to think that the police now require helicopters in order to record dogging, it seems a rather overboard method for such a banal "crime"....
Is that 1000 real people or just the equivalent of 1000 "people" with FB accounts.
What will this future total of 1500 people actually do ? Sift the pre-truth, post-truth posts ? Remove FB accounts showing pictures of war victims ?
I don't have an FB account so it is not easy to imagine what these people will actually be employed to do. The fact that 500 new jobs being created is excellent, I just hope that their jobs involve more than creating new posts.
Generally referred to as PHBs..
Yup, just as silly as the companies that hand out little pieces of paper with the Company Wifi Password written on it, it is easy to determine by the age/general state of the paper that some of them were printed a long time ago....
When you are "fisting" I believe that you have the right to say whatever you please....
You are not supposed to ask "that" question.....
Mines the one with the red-faced penguin on the back.
Since board members consider security as just another expense, why no publish the details of their private lifes, tax returns, backhanders etc. It might help them realise that yes security is an issue and that it can/does have an impact on those concerned...
As much as the series if full of hyperbole, the authors were clearly up to date about what was possible even several years ago..
Big Brother is not just watching he is Geo-positioning, Recording, Tracking, Establishing, Analyzing ( Anal being the operative word here) everything and anything wherever possible... Even though the majority of this information is just being used for eventual advertising(spam) it really doesn't require the need for owning a tin-foil hat in order to be paranoid...
Google's entire fortune is based solely in the objective that they can display advertisements. Essentially those very expensive "adwords" are just pure advertising.
Hasn't politics and religion always relied on this condition, whereas most people will not take the time, nor have the desire to educate themselves.
Let's not forget that these boots would probably be heavier than normal boots and that would require the consumption of more calories..
These calories would also require energy to be used for them to be produced. a Hamburger for example would require lot's of energy before it went into said Pedestrian-Energy-Makers mouth.
If we reduce the amount of energy created by the amount of energy required to make these calories we would probably achieve a negative creation rate..
Self Defeating goal...
All that I manged to retain from this article were exactly those two words.
They held my interest for far longer than the "surprise shock horror " that someone made a prediction that IT continues to evolve ....
Dog Toffee , I wonder how much the market for it will be in 2027 ?
"He was merely defending his property."
As much as I don't care for Trump I can only hope that our Merican friends don't vote for Hilary as she will make sure that no-one will defend their home ever again, at least not with anything more lethal than a loud voice...... ( and a quick email from your secret server )
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