Re: So to get zero stars
turn planet earth to a blackened cinder
246 posts • joined 12 Jul 2008
It is generally acknowledged that BIOS updates should only be applied to fix a known issue. In this case, however, for some Dell systems, the issue is the Intel AMT remote security vunlerability: CVE-2017-5689
This affects at least one laptop to my personal knowledge: Dell XPS 15 9560
His address will be public
He seems to have had several addresses, all in the same area of a certain university city. The question is which is the most recent and whether it is still valid? Has he been renting accommodation?
$ telnet bofh.jeffballard.us 666
Your excuse is: Root name servers corrupted.
British Rail and their legendary sandwiches
Don't forget the cans of Ruddles County
As well as a couple of on-line backups of my data, for several years I've carried a LUKS encrypted 64GB USB flash stick around with me. New photos have caused the amount of data to grow, so I recently bought a 128GB drive. It encrypted OK, then formatted as ext4, and the rsync worked OK for a while, then it started throwing errors and became unusable.
I can only assume that recent cheap USB sticks concentrate the wear levelling of erase blocks in the areas used by the FAT, and having file metadata stored anywhere else, as any other filesystem format will do, will cause rapid damage.
A quick google later, I've just found this site: How to Damage a FLASH Storage Device which confirms my suspicions.
Is it safe for me to click on that link at work?
Should be safe enough, so long as the phrases "muchly watered" and "hanging basket" aren't going to trip a content filter.
The State Capitol building in Denver, Colorado, has mile high (5280 feet, 1609m) elevation markers on its steps. Most of the more populated areas, e.g. Boulder and Colorado Springs are at about 1600m, but the Air Forces Cheyenne Mountain Complex (NORAD, and where the Stargate is kept) is at about 7200 feet / 2200m. We don't want that bursting into flames!
That brings back memories. It's not quite 30 years (June 1987) since Tim and I started porting 1st Word Plus to the Archimedes.
Who would have thought it, especially after MS dropped support for MIPS, etc. after NT4.
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
By visiting the site, you do grant the Circle the right to interfere with the operation or use of your sites through any means or device including, but not limited to, spamming, hacking, uploading computer viruses or time bombs, or any other means.
In applicable states, your family members, including children three (3) years of age and older may be confiscated for failure to comply
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
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