Thanks for that, learned something new :)
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Re: Kaspersky No Better
Yup, that was my immediate reaction too.
Webroot's security tools went berserk today, mislabeling key Microsoft Windows system files as malicious and temporarily removing them
AFAIK that makes it the only anti malware tool actually doing its job :).
Re: AC/DC blasting Out
Give or take 300 yards I am one of those neighbours
Good. Keep an eye on him for us, thanks.
I'll come and get you for a beer next time I'm in London :).
Do they share staff with the Patent Office?
It appears they must have at least the same agile supply chain for rubber stamps..
And yet, it's so very, very easy to fix..
What I find baffling is that people find this a difficult problem to solve when you have a touch screen.
All you need to do is randomise the position of the digits on each PIN request. As it concerns numbers it's not too much of a hunt to find the right button (it's not a good idea with alphanumerics) and it gets rid of such detection (location sensing is also something that happens when observing someone entering a PIN on a doorpad - you can assert probabilities from the way the arm moves).
Of course, you make such an idea OPTIONAL - for the user who values convenience over security or who has reduced sight or mobility.
Also, as the video was is showing a fingerprint reader equipped phone, let's make it possible to access such a device with a combination of PIN and FP - that is IMHO better for a device that carries payment information.
If we use politicians, then for once I'd support quantitative easing.
Do you really want to have that in your hands? Ugh..
Re: Safer Baggage
The presence of more valuables in the baggage reduces the chance that your baggage will be targeted.
Nah, it just means there will be more people willing to work for a low wage - even Americans. After all, they can backfill their salary now, even if luggage is not VISIBLY inspected without your presence, it is still handled by someone between the plan and the conveyer belt.
A win for all unless the batteries catch fire and down the plane that is.
So you expect sales of Dell laptops to rise in those countries? :)
but the majority provide other services that they might not appreciate being paid for
.. or want a helpdesk involved.
Isn't it time to let users decide?
Surely, developing a plugin for the matrix of prevalent browsers and operating systems would be better?
Users who want to watch protected content install the plugin and watch, and the plugin has the routes to payment and play accreditation. Users who do not want that control on their computers (because it typically tries to go beyond scope when installed) simply do not install it, and watch what is free or provided by organisations who care more about availability or who use less intrusive ways to protect their material.
I can fully understand the desperation of wanting to protect IP on a network that seems to have developed getting things for free as a culture, but ramming uncontrolled DRM down everyone's throat is IMHO not exactly the right way to go about it - users MUST be given a choice.
To judge by the inattention of human truck drivers to events going on around them, self driving trucks are already almost universal in the UK.
Aaaand we have a winner for Comment of the Month
Still laughing :)
Re: "politically steadfast, and strict in following discipline.”
In this context I like this statement in a recent speech by Angela Jolie:
The lesson of the years we have spent fighting terrorism since Sept. 11 is that every time we depart from our values we worsen the very problem we are trying to contain.
In my opinion a nice and succinct summary.
Re: Why even use hardware firewalls in the first place?
The setup I use is thus:
Nice to see an architecture where someone has put in some effort.
Re: @ Fred F. Still something missing for my lifestyle..
Pizza and coffee don't really go together.
Hey, don't knock it until you've tried it :)
Still something missing for my lifestyle..
Any word about pizza ?
I fear you have just exposed their cunning plan..
Re: Now THAT is worth hacking
All you do is get a sufficiently large number of people to claim that the local government websites are actually pornographic (in an extremely deviant manner) and really ought to be blocked so that young minds are not corrupted by the filth therein.
Cool, crowd blocking. I like it :).
Re: You realize that you've got to enable voice ordering?
Just because an interface exists doesn't make it a good idea.
True, but you have to admit that adding such an interface to something would be funny as heck and, I suspect, a total hit with rebellious teenagers.
Re: @Cynic_999 - being seen from the air while naked
Did you look at the price and sizes?
So you are talking $500+ for the camera, plus the mounts and lenses, then the drone to haul that weight up, say $5000
Sure, but where there is "pro" there is usually a consumer who made his own because making things is just the sort of challenge that gets a tech person going. All I wanted to demonstrate is that it is not that hard to add a degree of tele zoom to a drone camera, nor is it hard to look into a room.
Re: @Cynic_999 - being seen from the air while naked
I have not yet seen a consumer drone on the market that has an optical zoom or a telephoto lens.
Well, here you are. Anything else I can help you with?
If i wanted to see naked people, there are plenty of web sites on the internet to fulfill that need which would be far easier and safer than attempting to capture a grainy badly lit sneaky photo of a neighbour through a window with a very noisy drone.
There's difference between a voyeur and someone who likes to look at dodgy pictures. Voyeurs get off on the act, not so much on the result other than as mementos of aforementioned act. Both are compulsions, but they have different modus operandi. That's also why I prefer to call government surveillance voyeurism; evidently it's the act they love, because the lack of outcome should have ended that quite a while back...
Re: Where are the Drone Jammers then?
If you try videoing me from your drone I'm gonna get naked and you are going to be vomiting all over your shiny and writing it off!
Hah! If I go naked the camera will probably break ..
Re: Something fishy about this story
Interesting change of perspective, thanks for that.
Re: I can haz smart meter haxxored?
Really? You think Paris is the face of innocence? Blimey...
That does prove HIS innocence, which was the actual intention :)
Re: Great to see.
The trick is to go back and forth, e.g. English -> Chinese -> English -> Chinese..., adjusting the wording of your input language (e.g. English), until the back-and-forth translations stabilize.
The grammatical structure of your input might be slightly awkward, but if it all makes sense and is stable under back-and-forth, then it's more likely to be correct.
Call me silly, but I was under the impression that automating that sort of back-and-forth process was more or less the reason we started to use computers in the first place..
Re: Helpful suggestions
Recently, every time I do this the phone suggests that I might prefer a photo of it that I took several months ago instead.
I can't see the problem as long as you can get your electricity provider to agree with that.
These boobs were meant for walking?
I can see the advertising already: "Putting the bounce back in your step" ..
Re: Thanks for the memories
Ditto. I like the idea of a posthumous gold badge.
Am I the only one to find that statement odd and arrogant?
Re: I remember when ...
I could never catch our cat - got wise after the first time!
Comments like these make me long for more upvotes to give :)
Re: Brexit means brexit.
You idiot. Brexit does not mean Brexit - it means Red, White and Blue. Get with the program son.
I've never quite been able to work out what Brexit has to do with the Netherlands. Or France...
Re: Why is it called a PC?
You lot need to stop calling them PCs.
We do that because the Work Computer one is already taken :)
Re: One step at time
Yes, if it left Windows intact it only did a half-assed job..
Each and every one of you has the mettle and moral fiber necessary to claim this power as your own and to wield it for your highest purpose when serving on a jury: upholding justice, including upholding it above law when the two are in conflict. Do not be deterred by people invoking the chimera of punishment for acting in good conscience and doing what is right.
Excellent reference - thanks for that.
Re: Not in the trash
Most are too toxic to recycle.
.. and that's just the firmware..
Re: Far Too Little, Much Too Late Delivers Fates in Destinations rather than Destinies with Journeys
Hey @amanfromMars, long time no see :).
It's even easier than that.
Any truly intelligent AI will soon realise that it merely has to pull the same stunt as happened in cars: make all the controls electronic. At this moment, drivers in keyless cars are already at risk of electronics going rogue as they no longer have a mechanical ignition key to kill the whole light show (one reason why I'll never have one of those, or will then at least have a master breaker installed somewhere).
Making controls purely electronic and adding sensors everywhere is already creating the perfect environment for a smart AI to take control.
I, for one, greet our AI overlords, or they'll cut my power, water and delete my existence ..
"If you haven't done anything wrong then you have nothing to worry about"
.. which just so happens to be the perfect argument for government transparency and accountability IMHO..
It's 2016, throw your CDs in the container and embrace the cloud.
I think that might be a tad short for a paper or presentation. You can try, of course, but ..
elReg, promote Lee to a gold badge for that post.