"multiple copies with identical hash sums"
I hope those weren't SHA-1 hashes.
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I was prompted by an "I am not a robot" page this morning. I haven't seen one of those at work for ages. Perhaps Google has tweaked some of their detection settings?
Constructed from Stainless Steel?
He's White House Press Secretary, and has just tweeted "n9y25ah7". His password perhaps?
The twins of Mammon quarrelled. Their warring plunged the world into a new darkness, and the beast abhorred the darkness. So it began to move swiftly, and grew more powerful, and went forth and multiplied. And the beasts brought fire and light to the darkness.
Might work, if you pulsed the light source in synchronisation with the compressions of the wave.
Even funnier if you are aware of the event on July 16, 1945
Does it have hot chili peppers on it?
Shiva Ayyadurai is suing Techdirt for $15M over their comments on his claim that he invented e-mail.
If they have a 3D printer on board, they will be possessing the ability to recreate an exact likeness of an object ...
They seem to have flip-flopped company names between LIGHTSPEED COMMUNICATION and 186K in July, but the accounts for both companies are overdue since the end of November.
Or more probably, CATNAP: Cheapest Available Technology Narrowly Avoiding Prosecution
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Trust us, we're not breaking antitrust laws.
Users may also have their citizenship revoked for failure to comply with the aforementioned community guidelines. If it happens, we'll know.
And Oh, the Irony: <!-- GOOGLE ANALYTICS TAG -->
A Google search for "the circle" or "we are the circle" currently doesn't return http://wearethecircle.com/. There are "high quality psychic mediums" in the results, though. Bing is even worse, however - at least Google returns a couple of Wikipedia hits, so I assume the site is just too recent to have been noticed, or highly ranked.
The "F" grade at SSLLabs is due to the same certificate being hosted on a web server elsewhere (this may be their backend server, they are behind Cloudflare) with SSLv2 and export grade (deliberately weakened) ciphers supported. The certificate has a SHA1 intermediate certificate in the chain, so they will need to update it anyway before the major browsers start giving warnings early in the new year. Doing this will help to mitigate the problem, no need for an entire new web site. They should also be either getting the 2nd server turned off, if it is unused, or better secured if it is their backend server.
"TalkTalk to appear in court over Three hack"
It only stops *new* modules being loaded. Load any required kernel modules (e.g. usb-storage) first , then lock down.
Perhaps not the right answer for a developer's system, but very useful for e.g. a system in a doctor's surgery, as was mentioned earlier, or a system in a PCI DSS scope.
echo 1 > /proc/sys/kernel/modules_disabled
to a local boot script will stop any more modules being loaded. Unless the driver for the USB is the same as one used by the system (unlikely) nothing will happen when it's plugged in.
I'm glad somebody finally got it...I was beginning to worry that I'd been too subtle.
I went to the comments and immediately searched for "embrace". Well played, Sir.
21 equal: youwillneverwalkalone
21 equal: ilovemanchesterunited
(and for the benefit of non-UK readers: You'll Never Walk Alone is the anthem of Liverpool Football Club)
What is it with footballers?
that is all.
He pointed to the recent rollout of software to cut to zero an estimated 50,000 fraudulent emails a day from hackers purporting to be from HMRC offering tax refunds in order to obtain people's bank details.
This blog post from February details the government's move to SPF/DKIM/DMARC. I assume this is what the chancellor is referring to. Since SPF has been generally adopted since about 2009 and DKIM since at least 2012, what on earth have civil servants been doing all that time?
Reminds me in some ways of "Welcome to Mars" by James Blish
Torvalds says the release looks so substantial it's probably destined for Long Term Support status.
Greg K-H has already announced that he intends 4.9 to be the next long term stable. Linus commented on this in the 4th paragraph of his announcement linked to in the original article: people pushing to get their stuff ready
The last paragraph of Comodo's report (linked to by the original article):
Comodo finds it regrettable that some registries choose to offer a port 43 WHOIS service which redacts information for all registrants which even the registry themselves would normally consider to be public. We find it even more regrettable that a sub-set of those registries refuse to consider offering unredacted access to that information even when contractual and/or commercial terms (including binding restrictions on the use of that information) are offered.
Ref the typing speed, was that an African sheep or a European sheep?
And would it be spherical?
we made a decision to implement a temporary workaround to allow our small and medium-sized merchants to continue to transact. We reached out in good faith to certificate authorities to provide a few months runway to resolve this big challenge in a way that had minimal impact on merchants.
It's obviously the Ringworld Meteor Defense System in action
First, an old announcement about problems with SHA-1:
and secondly a blog posting, now deleted, but still in Bing's cache: try this link to archive.org or search Bing for the text below
Merchant security is Tyro’s priority
To summarise: after a SHA-1 to SHA-2 upgrade, some merchants had obsolete Point of Sale systems that were unable to connect. Tyro "reached out in good faith to certificate authorities to provide a few months runway to resolve this big challenge".
Just for the hell of it!
[coined in a paper by T.H. Myer and I.E. Sutherland On the Design of Display Processors, Comm. ACM, Vol. 11, no. 6, June 1968)] Term used to refer to a well-known effect whereby function in a computing system family is migrated out to special-purpose peripheral hardware for speed, then the peripheral evolves toward more computing power as it does its job, then somebody notices that it is inefficient to support two asymmetrical processors in the architecture and folds the function back into the main CPU, at which point the cycle begins again.
Several iterations of this cycle have been observed in graphics-processor design, and at least one or two in communications and floating-point processors. Also known as the Wheel of Life, the Wheel of Samsara, and other variations of the basic Hindu/Buddhist theological idea. See also blitter.
Sell the holder cheaply, make your profit out of selling lots of small bits of steel/plastic.
Your *my* wifi now!