Maplin isn't anywhere near as pants as Greggs, but a German invasion would still be welcome. Conrad would totally destroy them—if Maplin weren't already destroying themselves, that is.
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Re: Dvorak keyboard (@ Handleoclast)
The Linotype in that story was displaying GIGO, which I'm not sure counts as intelligence. Artificial 4chan?
Feh. Cat are too lazy to write code.
They prefer to acquire humans to do it for them.
Re: He confused a Selfie Stick & a gun?
The crime is life; the sentence is death.
Re: What about other measures?
Bypassing such a device is allowed—that question has been settled law for decades in the US. See e.g. Sega Enterprises Ltd. v. Accolade, Inc., 977 F.2d 1510 (9th Cir. 1992).
There are idiots still using Windows XP; unencrypted HTTP for login (hence the Firefox changes); ridiculously out-of-date web browsers; Silverlight; and for all I know SSHv1 and LM authentication. Cisco used to charge extra for SSH support.
Think of this as the Rule 34 of infosec: if it's possible to configure a system that way, no matter how dumb, some asshole will do it.
Re: It is not that clearcut
You do realise that the VT52 keyboard was part of the main unit? (see pic at top RHS)
Yes, and that's what screwdrivers are for.
Spock, because there's no Doctor in the house.
Re: It is not that clearcut
Let me guess: your version of vi does not support noob things like arrow keys?
Bonus points for implementing a device that sits between your VT102 keyboard (VT52 acceptable; VT220 is right out) and NOPs the arrow keys using 7400-series ICs and nothing else. Some people have an iron will, but if not it's okay to reinforce your determination with TTL logic and wire-wrap.
Re: Expensive Laughter I wonder
Depends who the judge is. If Mentok the Mind-Taker's court is in session, nothing would surprise me.
Anyway, I highly recommend a real compressor for cleaning out dust bunnies in old desktops and for regular keyboard maintenance.
Did that once with a 10 kW compressor... outside, with eye protection. Learned why ear protection is advisable when bleeding it afterwards.
The rules are stricter for military [personnel].
On paper, yes. In practice, that's where the phrase "different spanks for different ranks" comes from.
Petraeus received probation and a $100,000 fine for bringing home classified information. (Which would be a fairly severe fine for a GS-11, but Petraeus probably earned that back fairly quickly from his corporate board memberships; also, a GS-11 would have gotten a full-on jail sentence.)
The only political appointee or SES member to receive a serious punishment for mishandling classified information AFAIK was Sandy Berger, whom the DC Court of Appeals disbarred in 2007 for removing classified materials from the National Archives, destroying some, and setting up a dead-drop with others. (The NARA OIG did not identify the intended recipient of the dead-dropped documents.)
Re: CCTV coverage, where is the line drawn?
Standard EN 1317 guardrail rated for very high containment; they're designed to "redirect" 30 t HGVs.
Susannah Harker, Judi Dench, Marina Sirtis, Lena Headey would be my additions to the list.
Re: Next Timelord
But all the other time lords are dead, which makes it a bit hard without major reboots.
So were the Daleks, and we all know how well the Doctor genocided them.
Re: the eff is way out of line here
there's no right to the source code of deere's software (aside from any bits covered by license requiring disclosure)
Who is demanding that JD provide their source code? The EFF certainly isn't. This is all about whether JD should be allowed to send government employees with guns to stop people from repairing their own property.
The TPP doesn't get rid of the Buy America Act or the Jones Act. It won't remove US tariffs on foreign trucks for 25 years. The TTP doesn't reduce our excessively long copyright terms. Just what the fsck does it do for the US?
The difference between MS and a government
Is that MS benefits from you continuing to use their products and therefore has an interest in fixing what is clearly broken; whereas governments can be much harder to divorce, and $om€one ¥ou failed to vote out of office bene£its from those bad la₩s.
Re: If your IoT things...
1080p60 traffic cameras would be nice to have—assuming the field is static most of the time so we can get down to 100 kb/s average data rate (SWAG), that's 33 GB/mo/camera.
Re: "the International Earth Rotation Service"
It's now the "International Earth Rotation and Reference Systems Service", but clearly the old name was better. (Especially the implied consequences for short-changing its budget.)
Re: Darwin award??
Paperwork for the police, transit agency, and tram operator; delays for a rather large number of people. I'm sure the smombies can find a venue to receive their awards that doesn't have quite as much collateral damage.
In order to survive, bricks and mortar shops really need to be able to win on at least one of the following:-
Good as far as it goes, but misses one major point: in order for customers to hand you money, you need to be present to receive it. Lots of high street shops don't seem to have noticed that trading hours were deregulated, and they no longer need to close before their customers get off work.
Re: Pushing it ? Why ?
Not in any sane jurisdiction you're not. You're not in the UK unless the crime is terrorism for example.
Misprision is still an offense in Northern Ireland. Criminal Law Act (Northern Ireland) 1967, §5.
Re: Good to know
And if the phone bricked itself, you can buy really good selection of budget phones for £180 (SIM unlocked)
And those would be the ones that will never get any security patches, no?
802.1x? Corporately-owned devices get on the internal network; anything else (assuming a location where visitors are allowed) goes to the guest network. (Of course, if you don't already have appropriate physical security controls on your wiring closets, you've got bigger problems to take care of first.)
Re: Flawed car analogy.
I'm generally surprised when I see a facility that isn't vulnerable to the yardstick attack.
Re: Backblaze is an amazing company
Code42 doesn't seem to have any trouble offering a Linux client for CrashPlan, and your hypothetical nightmare scenario applies just as well to Mac or Windows.
HTTPS is great as far as it goes, but hostnames are still looked up over (unencrypted) DNS.
Re: American citizen? for security reasons?
Dubya already has his hideout, and he'd be more General Midwinter than Doctor Evil.
Re: Maybe not
Judges do tend to get upset (and inclined to impose sanctions) when they're frakked with. Can't imagine why.
Not X10s, then?
Bought a Pioneer PDP-427XG in 2007 (yeah, the 8th-gen were out at the time, but AAFES was a bit behind). It still kicks ass, despite being only 720p, and I'm still mourning Pioneer's passing.
A contract can be a subsidy, depending on how it was awarded. Nationality restrictions can be justified for the SpaceX launch contracts (classified payloads), but nationality restrictions on rail cars would fall into the "subsidy" camp.
Re: Automatic weapons?
18 USC §922(o):
(1) Except as provided in paragraph (2), it shall be unlawful for any person to transfer or possess a machinegun.
(2) This subsection does not apply with respect to—
(A) a transfer to or by, or possession by or under the authority of, the United States or any department or agency thereof or a State, or a department, agency, or political subdivision thereof; or
(B) any lawful transfer or lawful possession of a machinegun that was lawfully possessed before the date this subsection takes effect.
It would be legal for the security guards to possess automatic weapons under §922(o)(2)(B) provided that they were lawfully possessed by a private citizen before 19 May 1986, provided that they are employees of the owner or lessee of the data center and not contractors (Virginia Code §18.2-291). But since weapons in that category are a) extremely expensive and b) would not provide any additional utility for that job beyond, say, Mossberg 500s, it's about as likely as the guards being issued Bugatti Veyrons for vehicular patrol.
Private security companies are subject to the same rules as any other non-government actor, so I rather doubt those were actually automatic.
On every corner there's a giant metal Santa Claus
Does this mean that Google Fiber will be expanding to Chiron Beta Prime soon?
Re: Interception law
Those countries may be starting to think about VoIP encryption, but VoIP bans are generally intended to protect the profits of the state- or crony-owned telephone company. It's hard to skim off the top without something to skim.
Better cap disclosure would definitely be nice. In duration, at least as prominent as the advertised download speed. A 300 GB/mo cap on service advertised at 50 Mb/s is 13 hours 20 minutes of use per month, for example.
Bob Howard to the rescue?
Better grab a SCORPION STARE device and run like hell, because you're not supposed to actually implement Charlie Stross's books.
Next we'll be having PDFs that wake the Sleeper in the Pyramid... oh, wait. That would be the PeopleSoft HRMS schema documentation. So never mind then.
Ooh, backlit display... primary complaint with the X-09 addressed.
Kaba Mas likes 50-25-50, and if you don't remember that, don't worry; some asshole will tape it to the back of the ATM.
The good old days of TVRO BUDs
Back in the prime of C-band antennas, there were plenty of people who liked to watch all those feeds (editing, backhaul, whatever). I don't know how old the story you refer to is, but I'd guess that somebody, who may or may not have been affiliated with the agency, was watching the feed in an unofficial capacity and passed on the information to CIA's public affairs office.
(Did the clipping services monitor those feeds as well? If so, the pre-broadcast feed could have been obtained that way.)
Since there's no icon for "I guess this comment makes me an old fart", it's black helicopters.
Re: "[Iran] hijacked the aircraft and they landed it in a place that nobody can see or find it."
Ellis BillingtonLarry Ellison owns a private island and a megayacht. How is it possible that he's not a Bond villain?
A Sontaran-developed sound system
What could possibly go wrong with that? I hope someone has Prof. Quatermass on speed-dial.
"The reason is that they bought a server and software when server 2003 was the windows Server OS of choice."
I'm sure a substantial percentage of those servers were actually installed when 2008R2 was the Windows server OS of choice.
UnionPay could take the opportunity to expand.