Re: You can con the regulators, but you can't con cancon.
Just be selective.
As long as you don't rail against Israel or Oppressed Female Muslim Furry People Of Gay Color it will be ok.
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Just be selective.
As long as you don't rail against Israel or Oppressed Female Muslim Furry People Of Gay Color it will be ok.
Reminder to read this fine article at IEEE Spectrum:
It took financial backing from the Chinese government to land.
Ah, Sinotriumph coming.
I never found out whether that was a stunt (i.e. due to random downward fluctuation and the grid able to run on renewables for a limited time for once, or maybe more gas turbines coming online) or something sustainable.
First time I heard about this was in Communications of the ACM, early 90s.
(Apparently 1989: "An Empirical Study of the Reliability of UNIX Utilities", available here: http://ftp.cs.wisc.edu/paradyn/technical_papers/fuzz.pdf)
No, it seems you have arrived at the Grauniad.
I thought it was a legal requirement nowadays to tell you your place in the queue. Especially if you didn't phone a freephone number
"Your current position in the queue is ... way down. Way way down."
weaponizes a drone
How about 100 drones?
You could deliver a few kg of TNT in a "autonomous bomblet" application.
The cat is out of the bag.
Maybe somebody already wrote up the idea for "inspire".
Targeted kills by hi-tech trickery: It's not only for Mossad anymore.
So, liberal and left-leaning newspaper The Guardian, one of Google AMP’s early adopters, gets to share space with Russian propagandists, as Andrew Betts of Fastly recently pointed out. Betts found content from Russia Today, an organisation 100 per cent funded by the Russian government and classified as propaganda by the Columbia Journalism Review and by the former US Secretary of State
> liberal and left-leaning newspaper The Guardian
I don't know what the Guardian is, but "newspaper", "liberal" and "left-leaning" it aint. Warmongering goodthinking twitter journalism is more like it.
> the former US Secretary of State
The guy who came out on record being okay with ISIS messing things up?
Microsoft's "crime" amounts to "not giving away their code for free to people who had made a positive choice not to pay for it".
Now, if XP had been open sourced and Microsoft had told everyone that, given the expiry of yadda yadda, they are out in the rain but can do something if need be, I would agree.
The actual situation is reckless endangerement of people and property by not fixing a problem in product that turns out to be rather unfit for purpose after having hit the market. I think courts might want to look into that.
In keeping with almost everything else in the world of cyberwarfare, attribution is tricky. But it seems unlikely that the Shadow Brokers were directly involved in the ransomware strike: instead, some opportunist developer seems to have spotted the utility of the information in the leaked files, and updated their own software accordingly. As for the Shadow Brokers themselves, no-one really knows, but fingers point towards Russian actors as likely culprits.
Sometimes one wishes to see elegant germanic uniforms worn by highly capable people with unquestionable authority to get messes sorted out.
Or maybe a visit by Darth Vader to make sure procurement and implementation stay on track and politics don't interfere all too much or are at least single-sourced.
Not a lot and maybe lawyers will smell blood in the water, enormous arse-ripping events will be observed and attitudes in the "industry" will change.
Could be occasion for a Righteous Presidential Tweet (RPT) to start things moving.
They will probably think pressing on with mandated disaster will preclude problems like we are seeing right now.
That's how politicians' minds work. Once a stupid idea has gelled underneath their bony domes, it must be realized by hook or by crook.
Not only is using Windows a known risk (and not only technical, but also legal as the friendly Microsoft Auditor drops by), it is also often *completely* unnecessary.
And in scenarios where machinery is embedded, not updated often, mobile, or runs special software it is also reckless.
I'm sure you can have your Alexa customized with a tasteful "KAR120C" lettering.
"Amazon Virtual Cloud accepts packets from all comers, on any port"
Which always makes me wonder how 'free' it really is?
This is not an interesting question.
About the same as asking how charged an electron really is.
This is what this all is about, right?
Except that the author mixes up self-similarity (fractals), self-propagation (von Neumann machines?) and recursion (GNU is not Unix).
And really, does anyone who isn't self-loathing call himself a hippie? Hippies were a thing when The Shockwave Rider was still science-fiction...
And what does this mean for EULAs?
One runs a real-time OS on ARM or PowerPC silicon and gets the job of keeping the satellite humming. The other will be air-gapped [vacuum-gapped? – Ed] from the main board and will offer “x86 Intel-based, multi-core hardware including several terabytes of high-speed solid state storage.”
If this circuitry hardened?
If not, it will be dead soon.
But it wasn't Hillary who did, as was her right, it was Trump, so it's wrong.
Crying Democrats now uniting with Crying Republicans in the Daily Emoting circus.
Anyway, maybe one should investigate Microsoft for un-american activities, like pumping out capitalistic shit that needs
EVIL COMMIE NATIONNO LONGER COMMIE NATION BUT STILL EVIL sourced antivirus to keep going at all?
Ceterum censeo; Ron Paul: Comey Fired… Now Fire the FBI!
What useful enhancements can you think of for Thunderbird ?
Integration with systemd!
Platforms, platforms, platforms, powering workplace of future, yada, yada
So if these platforms are vertical, we will be working literally in a trash compactor?
You future PHB, a trash monster!
Ryan Volum, another Microsoft developer presenting during the session, said, "Command lines are inherently unintuitive."
That's why, he suggested, software engineers have gravitated toward graphic interfaces. "Instead of users having to figure out the language of the machine, we showed them what to do with icons, menus and pointers," he said.
Which is why we have graphic interfaces that are inherently unintuitive, if not frankly obnoxious. Basically "can't do this" nork legoland, nowadays everchanging and auto-rearranging according to passing designer fads.
"Can't eat my meal on schedule".
These people are far away from IT support, it seems.
This whole article is unbelievable, complete with links to "100% true" allegations by the NYT, and fantasms from the desk of Anne Applebaum and Louise Mensch stated as "fact".
Fully expecting El Reg to write about how Lizard People are actually running the world next.
I really don't want to see shops of merkel in compromising situations.
It did not only "come on" on /pol/, it was immediately declared B8, too.
(Same as the document about Trump pissing on Obama's bed in Moscow, as I remember)
The most hilarious thing is the french journo trying to uncover some kind of conspiracy instead of low-brow asshattery with bad shops.
Russian Nationalist Blogger Anatoly Karlin's take on the Topkek show: The French Elections 2017 (Round Two)
Needless to say, this has created quite the stir on cyberspace. Wikileaks and Jack Posobiec spread the message on Twitter; as I write this, #MacronLeaks is the number one trending hashtag on French Twitter. The French police have taken a formal interest in ascertaining the identity of the leaker.
Problem: The French media has entered its election silence period, so there will be no substantive discussions of the MacronLeaks in the MSM. (I checked the front pages of the major French newspapers and Le Monde is the only one to have prominent coverage of MacronLeaks).
Which begs the question of whodunnit.
The MSM has, of course, rushed to blame the Russian hacker Ivan. However, as more level-headed people have pointed out, what would be the point of doing this at the last moment? Macron is the least Russia friendly of the four major candidates – his campaign has scandalously barred the Russian media outlets RT and Sputnik from his events – and, the logic goes, would now be even less well disposed towards Putin.
On the other hand, a more cynical view might be that the Kremlin views the prospects for cooperation with a Macron-led France as being so dismal anyway that it might as well begin destabilizing him straight away.
Two other possibilities:
(1) Bryan MacDonald: “My bet is other state actors trying to ruin any chance of a future Macron-Putin arrangement or freelance Russians acting the maggot.”
(2) Technically competent, disgruntled Leftist/Communist supporter who wants to undermine Macron, but who doesn’t want Le Pen to benefit from it.
In 2017, this means managing to exhibit the amazing intellectual power and daring of a ferret on crack, so I support this presumably queen-approved quality label.
A little sarin event in downtown London, possibly involving "barbaric aggression" by ... ummm... "Assad"? No, wait: "Assad aided and abetted by Putin".
> the potential to support or undermine democratic processes
I wonder which side is good and which side is bad, eh?
Meanwhile, NYT Cheers the Rise of Censorship Algorithms
Yet, while such intentionally fabricated articles as well as baseless conspiracy theories are a bane of the Internet – and do deserve hearty condemnation – the Times gives no thought to the potential downside of having a select group of mainstream journalistic entities feeding their judgment about what is true and what is not into some algorithms that would then scrub the Internet of contrary items.
Since the Times is a member of the Google-funded First Draft Coalition – along with other mainstream outlets such as The Washington Post and the pro-NATO propaganda site Bellingcat – this idea of eliminating information that counters what the group asserts is true may seem quite appealing to the Times and the other insiders. After all, it might seem cool to have some high-tech tool that silences your critics automatically?
There also should be the fear – even among these self-appointed guardians of “truth” – that their algorithms might someday be put to use by a totalitarian regime to stomp out the last embers of real democracy. However, if you’re looking for such thoughtfulness, you won’t find it in the Times article by Mark Scott. Instead, the Times glorifies the creators of this Brave New World.
“In the battle against fake news, Andreas Vlachos — a Greek computer scientist living in a northern English town — is on the front lines,” the article reads. “Armed with a decade of machine learning expertise, he is part of a British start-up that will soon release an automated fact-checking tool ahead of the country’s election in early June. He also is advising a global competition that pits computer wizards from the United States to China against each other to use artificial intelligence to combat fake news. …
“As Europe readies for several elections this year after President Trump’s victory in the United States, Mr. Vlachos, 36, is one of a growing number of technology experts worldwide who are harnessing their skills to tackle misinformation online. … Computer scientists, tech giants and start-ups are using sophisticated algorithms and reams of online data to quickly — and automatically — spot fake news faster than traditional fact-checking groups can.”
It suspiciously sounds like an addy for some whitewashing powder.
There are more ® signs in these bullshit Intel arse-covering documents than there is information.
If this is true:
First a little bit of background. SemiAccurate has known about this vulnerability for literally years now, it came up in research we were doing on hardware backdoors over five years ago. What we found was scary on a level that literally kept us up at night. For obvious reasons we couldn’t publish what we found out but we took every opportunity to beg anyone who could even tangentially influence the right people to do something about this security problem. SemiAccurate explained the problem to literally dozens of “right people” to seemingly no avail. We also strongly hinted that it existed at every chance we had.
Various Intel representatives over the years took my words seriously, told me I was crazy, denied that the problem could exist, and even gave SemiAccurate rather farcical technical reasons why their position wasn’t wrong. Or dangerous. In return we smiled politely, argued technically, and sometimes, usually actually, were not so polite about our viewpoint. Unfortunately it all seems to have been for naught.
...then we are talking Thalidomide levels of bullshit. I hope a 60 billion dollar fine for shoddy overpriced shit endangering the public is roilling down the highway soon. Uncle Sam needs those because military budgets, they are increasing. It would only be just.
Why are these buses fly-by-wire and who provided the software/hardware system (which I suppose has been checked using formal verification and all that). Toyota?
Curious time to stop listening to Americans talking about foreigners, eh, Donald?
This subtitle makes no sense at all.
The TLAs have grown to cancer-killing-host proportions under 4 terms of Bushbama (and arguably Clinton) and are now apparently calling the shots, telling the (Trumpenstein / The President Formerly Known As Hitler / Brave Freedom Defender and Avenger of Gassed Syrian Babies) what he should be blowing into the mic ... or else. A little "scandal" might emerge from the NYT and the assorted churnalists hordes or a sudden stroke might occur, life is risky etc.
Well, he SHOULD have obtained the paper saying "me be engineer", if possible (one would probably have to submit a request, and attach the swedish diploma). He probably SHOULD have written an article for IEEE Spectrum only instead of waking sleeping boards. It's the standard story of modern, never-receding state control. That and making taxeaters look bad, which is completely unacceptable.
From the order:
"On September 3, 2014, Jarlstrom emailed the [Oregon State Board of Examiners for Engineering and Land Surveying] alleging that the City of Beaverton engineers were misapplying well-known traffic engineering formulas and asked the Board to investigate the City of Beaverton. In his email to the Board, Jarlstrom indicated that he was perfonning engineering work. The Board has no jurisdiction over the timing of traffic lights in the City of Beaverton. Jarlstrom was informed of this lack of jurisdiction. Jarlstrom was also cautioned by the Board against practicing engineering without being registered and was provided with copies of ORS 672.005(1) and ORS 672.007(1 ), which define the practice of engineering as including both engineering work and use of the engineering title. Jarlstrom agreed to comply with the law.
On January 15, 2015, J arlstrom sent an email to the Board stating, "And yes, I'm an excellent engineer" contradicting his earlier statement of being willing to comply with the law. Included with the January 15 email to the Board was an email Jarlstrom wrote to KOIN 6 in which he introduced himself as a Swedish engineer, and presented traffic change interval timing calculations.
By indicating to the Board that he was perfonning engineering work, Jarlstrom purported to be able to perform engineering services or work and represented that he was authorized to perform engineering work. By purporting to be able to perform engineering services or work, Jarlstrom engaged in the practice of engineering under ORS 672.007(1)(c). By engaging in the practice of engineering and representing that he was authorized to perform engineering work, without registration, Jarlstrom violated ORS 672.020(1 ), 672.045(1) and (2), and OAR 820-010-0730(3)(c).
The President formerly known as Hitler a creature of Putin meme
You haven't got the memo that now that Trump is on track with the globalist/bombstuff agenda and actually overdoing it a bit, the "russia angle" has disappeared and is dead as disco?
Fox is putrid leftist crap.
But this is all small fry. In the meantime, quite a few people who should get the swift pioneer town justice treatement are coming out of the woodwork and are planning on ruining the rest of the year: Shambolic Doings in Washington #MaybeNoThanksgivingTurkey
The Republican token-black man General Colon Powel told Mrs. Clinton to setup the email server that way.
Thus madly influencing poor Hildebeast?
"What I did do was have a personal computer that was hooked up to a private phone line (sounds ancient). So I could communicate with a wide range of friends directly without it going through the State Department on their personal email accounts. I did the same thing on the road in hotels.... I have been interviewed by the State Department IG and the FBI about my actions and decisions. I stand by my decisions and I am fully accountable"
Somebody who at least says he is "fully accountable". Must be from another generation.
How about giving France to Putin by tipping the balance of the presidential elections in favor of #ourgal?
"Journalists" are sure to be able to find the connection before the next web edition goes up, if need be by
making random shit upciting anonymous sources from the ever-vigilant but reluctant bulwark against slavic incursions, the GCHQ.
People don't want to follow / are not ready to follow / are not interested in / the latest superize-me fad that has been concoted in the bowels in the industry and would rather work on developing their business in a sane way?
Can't hire a remote indian engineer who can write a 5000-line perl script over the phone "as good as" any designed by in-house people who actually know which machine is supposed to talk to which?
TERRIFYING SKILLS GAP!
"I'd love to see that training accessible to people such as unrepresented minorities and women to showcase the breadth of their capabilities"
What the HELL are "unrepresented minorities that have a cloud skills gap"?
It is 99.9999% certain that you don't need quantum computing to "understand the brain" (it would help much anyway, people rarely want to perform large number factorizations)
Anyway, first pic on this article from the hive of ADHD called "Twitter"
"zuckerberg's vision: mulatto underclass clicking sponsored content all day; ruled over by autistic jew-asian elite. soylent only legal food."
The posting account has been purged in the meantime. Goodthink patrol dropped by I guess.
Film at 11.
Just recently - Racist babies! https://www.rt.com/news/384606-babies-race-skin-study/
Time to reeducate the babies?
Its' all US-centric bullshittery. The fever dream of attaining perfect egalitarian multicultural/multigendered utopia where differences don't exist. With the plan being that this will happen if everybody indeed pretends that differences don't exist. If need be, people will be forced to pretend that this is true under penalty of lawsuit.
It has finally been transferred to statistics, which is what these algorithms are all about. Well, it happened a bit earlier, as I remember insurers were forced to pretend statistics related to race/gender/neighborhood didn't actually matter.
Don't give up until the bell curve has uniform probability density!
Do you want an AK with that?
Don't be such a kid. You know how it works.
Inb4 "linked to unknown state actors". Nah, too late.
Assad gassed his own people!
It's true! Everyone says so!
I'm now officially a "forum troll", eh?
Can't have an opinion that doesn't fully mesh with forum mods that have the mind of 12 year olds?
Nice one, El Reg. Nice one.
It may also detract from yet another revelation over the administration's ties to Russia and the resulting Congressional investigations.
Can someone remind me of the other "revelations" over "ties to Russia"?
"Pissing on Obama's bed in a russian hotel" as "revealed" by a compilate of 4chan fantasies doesn't count.
Yeah, those plantary microaggressions are taking their toll, Pluto is currently thinking of sulking silently in its orbit for the next 15 million years.
Better set up safe spaces beyond the Kuiper Belt.
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