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As long as they only create female dinosaurs I do not see what could possibly go wrong.
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As long as they only create female dinosaurs I do not see what could possibly go wrong.
People who use the 'regular' release do so because they want the latest and greatest as soon as it is available while the "security-conscious and otherwise careful" use the LTS version, which still has the same 5-year support. I do not see any logical reason for sticking with a particular 'regular' release once the next has come out. If anything, this change should improve the quality of each release as people are freed up from supporting four or five versions in parallel.
It hasn't been 2 years since his last gaff. Only a few months ago he declared that 'improbable' means the same as 'impossible':
He states this as a 'mathematical fact', which probably had every mathematician in the country shouting obscenities at him.
"what exactly does this have to do with World IT?"
Now, if it were guidance about suitable beards lengths for sys admins ...
One minute they are trumpeting their new Cloud OS and the next they are talking about locking down applications to a single physical machine. Exactly what is their strategy at the moment?
Well, um, it was, sort of, a joke so, ...
Oh, forget it.
Is it gas powered?
One OS to cover every device is one thing but I hope they don't go down the same route as Windows 8, and produce an environment that only really works on a tablet and is frustrating to use on a desktop.
I had no idea that there was a "Did you know?" section, let alone that it was often filled with facts about Gibraltar.
Is 'Cloud OS' the new term for 'vapourware'?
When I first saw this news I thought that there were going to be plans for a "Twelve Doctors" episode. However, this would probably require replacements for most of the other doctors as well, including several who are still alive. Either that, or a serious amount of make-up.
Given that the first Doctor was an old man and the series started 50 years ago I hardly think that you can read anything sinistre into the fact that both actors have died, Hartnell at the age of 67 and Hurdall at 73.
I wouldn't call that "many other Linux distros". The only major one I can see is openSUSE, and they have both MySQL and MariaDB available. This is hardly the mass exodus seen from OpenOffice.org to LibreOffice.
It looks like, rather than being behind, Fedora is in the forefront here. If Fedora makes the jump then that will filter through to RHEL, which would be much more significant.
Isn't this the same story as this? http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/12/21/facebook_paid_message_delivery/
Someone has just noticed that Mr Z is on the list of members in the trial. $100 does seem a bit steep, though. Does it vary for who you want to mail?
You never recieved the email containing UrgentFinances.xls.exe?
I sometimes wonder what Facebook is up to. Are they actively trying to turn away their users or is there an internal competition to see who can come up with the most ridiculous idea that the users will swallow?
"Next, lets require that users enter three valid bank card numbers before they can post anything. Then we can replace their passwords with a concatination of the security codes."
Erm, if that becomes reality remember that you saw it here first.
I just went to so.cl and I have absolutely no idea what I am looking at. It looks like a schizophrenic kleptomaniac's scrapbook.
I think you misunderstand your relationship with Facebook. You are not the customer - you are the product.
"None of this compares to the Great Computer Programmer Incapacitation of '93, when thousands of IT professionals were hospitalized by the sheer dumbness of Jurassic Park's "It's a UNIX system. I know this!" "
You say that, but the flight-simulator style file browser was genuine: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fsn
This is not a million miles away from what the people creating the original Dr Who theme tune were doing.
Facebook would do well to employ this guy instead of prosecuting him. He clearly knows better than any of their current security team what needs to be tightened up.
"Watson still got many answers wrong."
True, but so do humans. The correct way of using it would be to use it as a source of advice rather than a way to get a definitive answer. Having said that, the way a lot of people blindly follow satellite navigation is probably an indication that your concern is at least partially valid.
I'm more concerned about the bedside manner: "What is ... you have 2 months, 3 weeks, 5 days and 7 hours to live?"
... I'd like to meet an alien menace who wasn't immune to bullets!
I, for one, am glad that the Daleks are being given a rest. Much as I am grateful to RTD for bringing the series back I found his stories to be amazingly lacking in imagination and the recurrence of the Daleks and Cybermen (and sometimes both) ad nauseam was just a symptom of this.
The weeping angles, on the other hand, were scary. Who invented them? Oh yes, it was Moffat.
"Sr Maria's expulsion does appear to be a result of internal strife, rather than any Church position on Facebook."
So she (a) used Facebook and (b) got kicked out of the convent, but there is no clear indication about what the relation between (a) and (b) is? And I thought El Reg was read by people with a scientific mind-set. (Perhaps global warming is caused by a lack of pirates after all)
If Facebook were at all interested in security, they would enable SSL for the whole site, not just the login page.
The lesson from this is that you should never use Facebook (and a number of other sites) while connected to an open WiFi.
You are reporting a 10-month-old opinion piece from Osservatore Romano as church teaching? Slow news day?
It is possible to get the 32 bit kernel to see more than 4G of memory but it requires a patch to be compiled in. For Ubuntu, this is not in the desktop kernel but it is in the server kernel so
$ sudo apt-get install linux-image-server
will allow you to use all your memory.
... saviour of the universe?
"my organisation has just gone through a lot of pain going from RHEL4 to RHEL5, the majority of the difficulties came from changing gcc and the QT libraries."
And that is why you have overlapping releases. You can still run RHEL 4 for another couple of years and, with RHEL 5 released two years ago, that is 4 years to resolve all the migration problems.
"Is it possible to upgrade a RHEL5 machine to RHEL6 without a clean install?"
Possible but not recommended and certainly not supported. It is assumed that you will keep at the same major release number until you plan to replace the hardware, at which time you can roll out replacements with the new major version. This is supported by having long support cycles and overlapping releases - when RHEL 6 is released there will be 3 versions all supported in parallel.
I know people object to this and want to be able always to upgrade to the latest and greatest, but Redhat and Ubuntu have different policies. Not better or worse, just different.
F# is a fourth higher than C#, so perhaps this is Microsoft's version of Forth.
Alternatively, F# is an augmented fourth higher than C, an interval sometimes called the devil in music, so perhaps this is an subtle hint regarding Microsoft's plans for a new version of C.
The image seems appropriate.
How exactly did the 9 year old get the password? It is not entirely clear whether it was just written down on the teachers desk or whether key-logging or similar was required. In the latter case, I may concede that the kid was clever, but in the former, more likely, case I would say that it was stupidity or naïvité on the part of the teacher. I would also point the finger at whoever set up the system giving teachers administrator access. Why on earth would they need that? With his teacher's account he should have been able to mess around with assessments, but not the passwords of other teachers and enrolment lists.
"Presumably it does this on its hands and knees, picking up individual characters with its teeth."
Is that one of the requirements?
"Microsoft explained the delay to implementing the strict version of 29500 by saying it needed time for customers and partners to transition."
Wasn't OOXML put on the fast track for being made a standard on the basis that it was already a de facto standard?
I don't have the full details of this, but it appears that Evgeny Legerov reported this exploit to Mozilla a month ago and they started working on a fix while the details were kept secret. This is standard practice with 'white hat' security researchers - they will release the details of what they have found but only after the developers have had an opportunity to fix it. However, it appears that "Legerov controversially offered to sell exploit code he developed." I don't doubt that the rushed release was a response to the German government telling people to stop using Firefox, but this in turn seems to have come in response to Legerov reneging on his agreement.
As I said, I do not know the full details, and this is only my interpretation of events. Perhaps someone has more information about what actually happened.
The last major problem in IE, if I remember correctly, was the one that was used in the Chinese attack against Google. Although it was targetted at IE 6, the vulnerability was also present in 7 and 8. Microsoft released a fix shortly after the event but they knew about the problem when it was reported to them last August and they did nothing about it. By comparison, Mozilla have already released a fix for this vulnerability, albeit beta, a little over a month after it was reported.
No browser is completely secure, but there is a difference between IE, which was only fixed when there was some seriously damaging PR, and Firefox, which was fixed when the problem was reported.
"...people would be able to buy an ID card or passport or both"
How does this work? The last I heard you would need to have an ID card to be able to apply for a passport, so shouldn't this read "people would be able to buy an ID card *and* a passport or neither"?
I intend to renew my passport just before it becomes compulsory to buy a voluntary ID card, so that I can keep of the database for as long as possible.
Doesn't he realise that NIS is horribly insecure, and they should be using LDAP instead?
If they are targeting the classroom where there is a maximum class size of 10 pupils then they are living on another planet. They should try "restricted to 50 computers" and it might be suitable for one per classroom with a bit of slack.
What is the restriction on LTSP? Oh yes, it is only restricted by the capability of the hardware.
Sorry, I must have missed something. Where exactly in that address does it mention scanners, or any particular technology for that matter. I am reading it through the Google translation, so perhaps there are mistranslations, but as far as I can see he is stressing that it is important not to ignore the personal dignity of the individuals while going all out to clamp down on terrorists. He stresses that special care needs to be taken when dealing with the vulnerable, such as refugees, immigrants, the disabled and sick. He finishes by commending their work and all their projects.
But then, why should you bother to try to understand what he is actually saying when you can instead take cheap shots at Catholics?
So, the guys who told us a few weeks ago that Internet Explorer is perfectly safe are now going against the opinion of almost everyone (including Bill Gates - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6qIETRCxbw) and installing Vista in favour of Windows 7, which is actually quite good?
I will start listening to the government on matters of technology when they stop losing people's personal data on trains, in the post, on stolen laptops, etc.
I was puzzled by your comments about OpenOffice now being able to open MS Office 2007 files as I have never had problems with these files in older releases of OpenOffice 3. The people who complain about not being able to read them are generally people using older versions of MS Office.
Will they be selling y-iPads?
"I'd rather imagine that if 2,000 people expressed an interest, they mostly went to get a card."
I know of one of those 2000 who expressed an interest. He did so because he is involved in No2ID and I am absolutely sure that he did not go to get a card.
Here's an idea. Why don't they design their site so that it doesn't matter what operating system or web browser the customer is using.
After they have sorted that out, perhaps they can have a look at this Millennium Bug thing that everyone has been talking about.
Maybe Bing Maps looks good, but I wouldn't know:
"Sorry, but Microsoft Silverlight doesn’t work with this web browser."
That looks bloated.
Grenade icon for the 'Mr Creosote' effect.
Perhaps he is questioning whether it is fiction. Be careful, your anonymity will not protect you if he turns out to be a Jedi.
"This could never happen to Debian (possibly even less likely with Ubuntu), my reasons for this are:-"
While I respect (but disagree with) your opinions about CentOS and Debian, none of the reasons you give logically follows on from the above statement. Please explain how dependency problems, version numbers and time to release patches has anything to do with a lead developer going AWOL.
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