And haven't they noticed that raspberry is a fruit?
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And haven't they noticed that raspberry is a fruit?
Teletubbies, Raspberry Pi. What next?
You know that bit in the Bible, "God set his bow in the sky"? Do you think maybe he was hinting to Noah that he should try a bit of man on man action?
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That's a comment, Shirley.
And that makes him a liar.
It's not outlook that's the issue here. It's working practices.
Sensitive personal information should never find its way into spreadsheets at all. It should be stored only in secure systems and it should be very difficult to export such data from those systems in any form.
I got a call from some cowboy about "the accident in the last three years". Couldn't even give me an approximate date or any other details of the accident. Also as my NCD will attest I haven't had an accident in the last three years. Maybe somebody has stolen data from a car repair company, but not the gits who called me.
And who should pay for all these electronic signals? Every light controlled junction in the world? That would cost billions and the people who should pay world be the manufacturers of autonomous cars, and therefore the buyers. The public purse shouldn't pay, why should the public purse subsidise this enterprise?
However these cars need to deal with the roads the way they are, the roads should not be changed to adapt to these cars.
So clearly you never saw the episode of mythbusters where they tried to use the bonnet of one car as a ramp for another. That myth was busted IIRC.
But in all seriousness it is very difficult to predict when a car will roll. It's often surprising which vehicles pass and which fail the elk test. One thing you can be pretty sure of is that the Volvo, being a Volvo, will have passed the elk test. As such it should be pretty damned hard to roll.
The photographs of the aftermath don't make it clear how the car was rolled, but visible damage to both cars does not speak of a high speed impact.
The perennial problem with wikileaks is that they always try to make every story look much bigger and more significant than it really is. After you've seen them do it a few times you don't even bother looking at the detail. One day they may have a story that is every bit as big as they claim, but nobody will pay attention.
The boy who cried wolf indeed.
And what reasonable system would allow you to download the password database? In your example the complexity if the password is irrelevant to the security of the system.
We keep hearing from security "experts" that passwords can be cracked in no time thanks to fast processors. This is, however, total bullshit for any reasonably secure system because such a system will lock an account at least temporarily should the incorrect password be used more than a certain number of times. So I care not that you have a brute forcing system that can generate five bazillion passwords a second. Even a fairly loose system will lock your account for a few minutes after half a dozen attempts. This being the case your amazing password generating breast will take years to crack even a fairly simple password.
"It's due to a difference in the law, the EU regulations the UK follows in this regard doesn't specifically state that a bypass device/software for the test is illegal, whereas the US regulations do."
If the fitment of such a device results in the car being classified in a lower bracket than should be the case then it is illegal. If it results in incorrect fuel consumption or emission figures being advertised them again as a beach of the trade descriptions act it is illegal. There are probably other laws it breaks too, but those are the first two that slurring to mind.
Here's a thing I don't understand about many countries lack of prosecutions against VAG. In many territories some models produced by VAG were placed in a cheaper taxation category than they should have been, therefore effectively defrauding the public protease of millions. This being the case surely the first action of any sensible taxation authority would have been to calculate the back taxes owed and invoice VAG for the full amount plus nominal interest. I haven't heard of this happening in a single country.
Greylisting is a cheapskate alternative to proper spam blocking.
Nice to see that there's one media outlet that's not taking that pointless stream of (barely) consciousness seriously.
"Microsoft for several years has been dismissive of Chromebooks, going so far as to run ads attacking the devices, from late 2012 into early 2015"
If you run ads criticizing a competing product then it's pretty obvious that you are frightened of it. Why else would you spend money belittling that product?
If you do it for the years then that means that, not only are you scared, but you aren't able to come up with something to complete.
If you then launch something to compete it proves you think your competitor was right all along.
The thing that gets me though is that where Google built something intentionally small and light to keep hardware costs down, it looks like Microsoft is launching a cut down version of Windows. Cutting down bloatware will never produce as lightweight a product as building for lightness in the first place. Ask Colin Chapman.
A big problem at the moment is the ISPs' priorities in what upgrades they deliver and to whom.
Just to avoid jumping on the BT bashing bandwagon lets take a look at Virgin first. They keep on upgrading existing infrastructure while not expanding their network. A friend of mine recently received some spam from Virgin telling her the 100Mbps service on her street has now been upgraded to 200Mbps and making her a special introductory offer (something that should be banned - existing customers should not be expected to subsidise new ones). Meanwhile another friend living two streets away still does not have access to Virgin fibre.
BT keep on upgrading infrastructure for some exchanges while not touching others. I see exchanges where customers are still on 20CN ADSL1 services, while other exchanges that were upgraded to 21CN ADSL2+ years ago and have since been upgraded to FTTC are now being upgraded to FTTP. I remember BT telling me 20CN was going EOL years ago, so why is there still so much of it out there when other customers are getting FTTP?
Yes you can say that those exchanges are more profitable, but it is ridiculous that some people are getting their home internet access (I hate the term broadband) from 3G and 4G services because the fixed line service in their area is so poor.
The way the market seems to work is that BT hold back from offering very high speed upgrades where there is no competition. As soon as somebody else, Virgin for example, offers or even threatens to offer fast fibre services in any given area that area suddenly jumps up BT's roll out plan. Equally Virgin are not interested in rolling out new or upgraded services even in urban areas until BT announce plans to outdo them. As such there is no incentive for BT to roll out fibre (TTC or TTP) as long as long as ADSL is the only game in town. Equally there is no incentive to Virgin to roll out fibre to areas they don't already serve.
The best way the government could deal with this? Exclusivity. All the government needs to do is give a period of exclusivity deal (say 5 years) to whoever rolls out high speed services to an area or even a street. So if and ISP rolls out fibre to my village (unlikely) then anybody else who wants to offer fibre in that area must use that ISP's infrastructure for at least five years. This is a big incentive. It means that non only does the ISP get the revenue from any customers they sign up, but they also get wholesale revenue from other ISP's customers who want fibre. It also brings us back to the original model of the cable rollout.
Most people probably don't even remember it, but back in the day small companies bid for cable franchises on a local basis. The likes of Jones Cable and Yorkshire Cable got the deals round here. As a model it was a good idea because smaller companies were competing with each other for new areas. The problem was that those companies all got swallowed up by Telewest and NTL and those two by Virgin. All of which gave us a second effective monopoly (if you see what I mean) rather than a competitive market. Virgin are actually in a more protected position than BT as there is no obligation for them to throw open their last mile to other ISPs.
A model such as I'm suggesting would encourage new operators to enter the high speed infrastructure market.
Well of course they'll pass it on. That's how business works. You pass on your expenses to your customers otherwise you wouldn't make a profit and if you don't make a profit what's the point of being in business.
Call it a pen, pencil our stylus. It still breaks Jobs' rule and if the lukewarm sales are anything to go by it looks like Steve was right.
Although customers are sometimes sold on the fact that the Microsoft product will integrate better with their existing infrastructure, there is another possible related reason. Apple have spent billions on advertising themselves as a lifestyle product. In this particular market sector that's hurting them, customers see Microsoft as a business product and Apple as a fashion product.
Firstly there isn't necessarily a long delay in receiving payments from NGNs depending on the proveider. Secondly a canny organisation wouldn't necessarily use the same entity to acquire the trunk, the NGN and the VMs hosting the dialler and IVR. As such the link between the spam calls and the calls and the NGN isn't necessarily made in time. Indeed canny operators will cut and run on the SIP trunk and VMs long before the first bill arrives.
This is pretty much legit compared with some of these scams. How some much more dodgy operators work:
Sign up for a SIP trunk with little or no (preferably no) payment up front.
Sign up for a non-geographic number with a different provider, the sort where the recipient gets a cut of the call charges.
Using PC Or even a hosted virtual machine start pumping out spam calls as fast as the SIP trunk will let you with a callback to the NGN.
Incoming calls to the NGN are rooted to a simple recorded message, maybe even an IVR to harvest callers' personal details.
Reap the income from the NGN.
Ignore bills for the SIP trunk until the provider cuts you off.
Sign up for a new SIP trunk and new NGN if necessary.
Repeat until the authorities or debt collectors show an interest.
Start again under a new name.
Repeat until rich or arrested.
The thing with these scams is they can be set up from abroad with fake credentials, all you need is a bank account for the income to flow into, which can be erupted and closed as required. Some of these crooks set up for only a matter of days or even hours before they disappear.
Don't know about the US but the point about extortion is not down to whether the information was publicly available. Imagine you found out something publicly available (if not necessarily widely known) about a person and then told them you would take that information top the tabloid press unless they were to pay up.
That would be extortion. This is no different.
I'm sorry, but can somebody explain exactly how this business model differs from extortion?
We all pay a lot more tax than just income tax, but most of us don't employ accountants to work out exactly how much of our income goes on tax. Consider that here in the UK most purchases include VAT. We've already paid income tax on our earnings, but 20% of a lot of or spending also goes to the tax man. Then there are duties on things like fuel and booze. Then we have things like council tax. Taxes paid on things like insurance. All those things add to the tax we pay overall. Add that up and see how much of your earnings actually goes to the public purse.
That's probably an awful lot more used vinyl changing hands than new. There's so much old vynil still out there that there's decades worth of stuff for the second hands vyn shops still out there.
Of course the bookies win more often than they lose. If they didn't they wouldn't be in business. You can present all the maths you like, the only evidence that matters is that bookmarking is big business.
@oengus it's a ban of sores featuring celebrity kids, which most of those shows d don't do anyway.
But if you ask any fanboi they will tell you that all iProducts are 100% secure.
So many phones and tablets don't support flash, our if they do you have to make the choice to install it anyway. As such are flash ads really that much of an issue any more?
"VNC is way more popular on linux because it is the only thing available to share your desktop "
Nope. There's an RDP server for linux and its been around four some time. Which is useful because it allows you to control your linux machine from somebody else's Windows machine without installing a client.
However just don't see the need in this day and age to remote control your desktop, whatever the OS.
Two things I particularly liked were:
Windows XP machines with no logon credentials for VNC. That's adding insecurity to something that's already insecure.
And conversely inherently secure OS's with no logon credentials for VNC. So you take a secure OS and then remove most of the security.
Why do people use VNC these days anyway? There are so many better alternatives.
It's amazing that its possible to set up a VNC server without even the most basic of logon credentials.
It just works.
That is all.
Where are all the fanbois explaining that is not really a vulnerability?
So the vendor openly admits that they are selling a blood pressure monitoring app that will only work for people who don't have anything to worry abut in that area? Which when read in the context of the study also tells you that the app will tell people with high blood pressure that they also have nothing to worry about.
So in that case why bother with all that coding? A text file containing the message "Your blood pressure is fine" would have done the job every bit as well.
"Having a TV does NOT mean I have to pay the BBC a fucking penny!!!"
It doesn't matter how many exclamation marks you use, I think you'll find the law disagrees with you.
Voluntary liquidation is a very dodgy area. To often it is used by dodgy directors to avoid debt. The general practice is to keep the cash flowing in and straight out of the company until a big debts becomes due and then enter voluntary liquidation, when there are few actual assets. I'm not just talking about blatantly. Bent companies with a couple of directors and no employees here, but directors who see their company as a way of earning huge amounts with no liabilities as such. The law on this sport of thing needs reviewing and the circumstances where companies can enter voluntary liquidation need to be severely restricted.
That's why the ICO is pointless in these cases. Data breaches are one thing, but deliberate criminal behaviour for profit is another. This should never have gone to the ICO but straight to the police. Criminal investigations against the director's are the only way forward.
If you fancy a laugh just take a look at the share price before they suspended trading. Compare that to their high of a few years ago.
Two questions. Off a Google contractor causes an outage for another carrier's customers, who repairs and/or party's for the repairs? Google, the contractor or the affected carrier?
And does the ruling stipulate that Amy compression should be payable to the affected customers?
Here in the UK a contractor damaging infrastructure is billed for the costs of the damage which would include any service credits the Telco had to pay.
The BBC's bias is quite amusing really. The BBC's editorial staff are so pro-EU it's painful, they are mostly upper middles who keep a second home in Provence or Tuscany. The early coverage on saturday showed that it clearly hadn't even occurred to them that anyone would vote to leave the EU. Then as more and more big political names joined the campaign to leave you could see them start to wobble. The breaking point for them was when Boris joined the leave campaign. They began to ask if the comedy buffoon could swing the vote. It wasn't that they really thought that Boris alone could do that, it's just that they realized that their reporting so far was somewhat wide of the mark and they needed a reason to realign their editorial stance without losing face. So now their reporting may still be heavily biased towards the remain camp it at least now acknowledges that there may be a contest. Look back at Saturday mornings reports at it was clear they thought the vote was a foregone conclusion: 99% in favour of remaining.
You're impressed that they advised forum users to change their passwords and then promptly took the forums off line so users couldn't change their passwords?
It's been built purely to exploit an arguably innaccurate definition. Most people would argue that you are only an astronaut if you have been in orbit. As such, while passengers in this craft may get the right to call themselves astronauts all they will be doing is devaluing the title of astronaut.
After all Donald Trump has the right to officially call himself a human being, but we all know he isn't.
"Virgin may have the highest average speeds, but they also have the longest down-times, nastiest "fair use" policy and highest prices."
The more significant reason that Virgin have the highest speeds is that they choose not to serve anybody outside an urban area. Indeed they choose not to serve a lot of people inside urban areas. If an ISP cherry picks the areas it serves then of course it will have higher speeds. The rest will sell to people on the end of several kilometers of copper and hence their average speed will drop as a result.
In europe car manufacturers have tried several times to outlaw the sale of pattern and other non-oem parts. On every occasion they were defeated. Their arguments that such parts were unreliable and even dangerous were rejected. Obviously legislators realized that what the manufacturers really meant was that such parts were dangerous to their income. Not only do the manufacturers fail to make a penny from the sale of these parts, but their availability prevents the manufacturers from charging whatever they wanted for OEM parts.
Apple seem to have implemented this through technology rather than legislation, but surely the rulings against motor manufacturers mean that what Apple is doing is illegal in Europe. Will Apple be prosecuted or will european legislators simply ignore this as they have done with previous Apple transgressions? Don't think we really need to answer that question do we...
Sufficient information to turn off the feature? Whatever happened to opt in?
It doesn't matter which network you're on, you're not fine. If you're on one of the affected networks you won't be b able to make or receive off netwotk calls, but if you're not on the affected networks then you still won't to be able to make or receive calls to or from those networks.
This sort of outrage affects everyone.
"Used by over 90 percent of Brazilians"?
So Brazil must be the only country in the world where over 90 percent of the population have smartphones. Interesting.
And how are you going to support the filament? You have the same problem with that as supporting the mirror for you laser sabre.
Permission was granted then withdrawn? Somebody is going to end up paying out some serious compensation here. The problem is that it will be the public purse that pays rather than the idiot who decided to grant permission without following due process.
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