Maybe it's the police who are doing the hacking
If I was a police officer, I'd be very tempted. I've no idea what the legal situation is for that.
6112 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
If you watch the video, you'll notice that they are actuators. The fish grabber is an actuator which has a transparent rod/tube at the top going up to the surface. What you don't see is the operator with his thumb on a syringe plunger and a concentrated expression on his face as he tries to catch the fish.
Virgin Media (my ISP) have already caused me (by nagging with an injected browser tab) to visit their website and log in to tick a box to indicate that I don't want 'family protection content filtering' i.e. porn block. So why do they need to do any more?
Also, on the very few occasions when I've accidentally clicked on a link to a well known torrenting site, they block access and show me a page that says I'm trying to be naughty and the courts have told them to stop me. Let the government put court orders on them and let us see exactly what has been denied to us.
"... claiming that almost all the scans came from just two IP addresses in China. As the post notes, however: “it's important not to jump to conclusions about the attacker's location simply by looking at an IP address."
Is it fairly easy for someone outside of China to set up a VPN service inside China and then use it to transfer large amounts of data from outside China to the VPN server and then back out to their own location?
"... average win rate of more than 450 mbb/g (milli big blinds per game) ..."
I've looked in some forums etc to learn what this means and I've downloaded a paper on the subject from the University of Alberta Department of Computing Science. I might figure it out one day.
Maybe if I started playing poker for money.....?
It's the same with Virgin Media. You have to have the cable phone as part of the bundle. Every year, you phone them and tell them you don't or hardly use the phone and don't want it. They offer you a 12 month discounted deal and you make a note in your calendar to go through it all again next year.
".. pursue its own efforts like the homegrown Cinnamon and MATE desktops, ..."
The Mint people did develop Cinnamon as a 'homegrown' desktop manager but the MATE desktop manager was developed by another group and was adopted by Mint at an early stage.
Due to their FOSSiness and being popular in use, they are both available as options on many recent distributions.
The update to MATE 1.16 seems to have finally fixed the 'roaming panel icon' problem that I'd experienced often. The previous update to 1.14 had fixed the hyperextending drawer problem, which was a total pain in the backside when it happened. Now, MATE just works nicely.
The Mint 18.x series are LTS until early 2021 so it's a good OS to settle down with for a while. Mint 19 should be out in mid 2018 and Mint 20 in mid 2020, in keeping with the usual upstream Ubuntu release cycle.
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