Re: Sir Amyas
And Carrier-Grade NAT.
2523 posts • joined 16 Jun 2009
And Carrier-Grade NAT.
In the years that I did not own a TV, I got one letter.
I ticked the box saying that I did not own a TV and sent it back.
I did not receive any more letters at all, and nobody came to knock on my door.
In other words, it worked exactly as it should.
Five or six years later I bought a TV and set up a TV licence Direct Debit. A bit of paper turned up with a licence number on it. TBH I've no idea where it is now.
So did you tick the box?
They could listen for emissions from the CRT, and/or the intermediate frequencies used by TVs.
Then they realised they could just ask for your address when buying a TV.
Then they realised that almost everyone has a TV and they could just send a nastygram to every address that doesn't have a licence.
So detector vans do not exist and haven't for decades. Instead there is a team of people sending out letters and knocking on doors.
No, as it's based on reusing the session cookie from the user's active login to $SENSITIVE_SITE.
The attack can be made while cookie survives, as the user does not need to reenter their password.
Need to buy four times as many
The Space Shuttle main engines are first stage and each orbiter was refurbished and returned to actual orbit several times.
The refurbishment was rather more extensive than originally hoped of course.
Cloud is better because cloud.
The only possible reason I can think of is for MS to keyboard scrape everyone. There is no other possible purpose for doing this.
They could argue the mass keyboard scrap is to "improve" the predictions in some way, but it's still mass keyboard scraping.
It needs a local store of the chats - who said what when - and contacts.
Something that databases are designed to do.
Or the loudest, because nobody will stop MS from **ing messing about with the interface.
In my experience MS Office can't open an Office document and keep the formatting.
Sometimes it even fails to do so within the same version.
At least LibreOffice still works when I have no Internet for a few days - as I currently suffer due to the incompetence of Virgin.
BACNet/IP is becoming more common than the older variety, most modern BMS-enabled kit I've encountered only does the IP version.
(Which is a horrible protocol in fact)
RS232 is still the number one multi-manufacturer industrial interconnect - because it's dirt cheap and trivial to secure. It can easily be unidirectional (cut one wire), and nobody is getting in unless they have physical access.
Of course, managers then put an IP/RS232 bridge in and expose it to the Internet anyway.
RS485 is the final stage physical layer for millions networks around the world. It's better than IP due to topology - multidrop is often far more useful than star.
Often there is an IP to RS485 bridge, but the last mile (sometimes literally) is RS485.
And no negotiators, because the EEC/EU did all that collectively since the 1970s - it's in the treaty.
As these departments have already said, several times.
Clearly you are very happy in your dream world and do not care how small its intersection with reality is.
I wish you good day, and hope you do not go bankrupt because that would hurt your suppliers.
Theno please point to the negotiators we have.
Matt, in your own comments you have spent the entire UK contribution to the EU at least five times before I lost count.
There is no magical money tree.
Also, your own future probably does not exist any more as EU data protection rules currently require that all EU data is stored in the EU, so watch all those data centres you apparently build vanish.
The US "Safe Harbor" agreement took a long time to negotiate and turned out to be tosh, do you really think that a UK Safe Harbour could be done in under two years?
Along with the other negotiations with the EU and rest of the world, when we don't even have a professional negotiation team any more?
Or rather, the people warning that there would be Consequences for voting out have been repeatedly proven correct.
Would you say the same if I warned you that hacking off your finger is really going to hurt and will make it quite difficult to type, then you did it anyway?
It's not scaremongering when it's true.
So he wants them to go looking for them.
No they didn't.
A majority of people in the party don't want Bernie.
Bernie was still nominated and still came second by a relatively close margin.
Several of his policies have been adopted by Hillary, and will be enacted if she becomes President.
Not all, but 1,000,000% more than if Donald Trump gets to sit in the Oval Office, because he's going to reverse everything Bernie stands for.
But that wouldn't be as amusing as thinking about the ramifications of GWh battery packs!
Not a very portable tablet - a 40GWh LiPo battery would weigh around 240kT...
They'll be rehabilitating using retro-phrenology next.
At least to a sooty cock in a darkened room used to catch a thief.
You don't want to know.
That which has been seen, cannot be unseen.
In order to cancel your have to visit the porn site's complaints office in person and fill out the requisite forms in triplicate.
You'll find them on display in the lavatory, behind the door marked "Beware of the leopard"
I presume the actual limitation is decoder or HDD bandwidth.
The Humax ones I've used will happily record two channels while watching any third that's in the same mux as either of the others.
The VCRs in profrssional use were Beta though, never VHS.
And disappearing fast, as HDD based video archives are now so cheap that it's just not worth dealing with large numbers of tapes.
I don't think any UK broadcaster now uses Beta for new programming, though they probably still have a large library of tapes sat in storage.
Ah DAT. I used it for its intended purpose - 8-track audio (plus timecode).
Or rather 7-track audio because track 8 was the click track for the band.
The places one can "lure" are public attractions/landmarks like churches, shops and similar.
So there's no additional risk over existing "Come meet me by the church at midnight" comments.
The special locations with activity are all visible on the map from quite some distance, so to some extent it's a lesser risk as everyone playing the game can see that something is afoot.
Old printers are probably best - as the drivers are so old that they're probably built into Windows and Linux distributions.
I'm very happy that my printer uses the built-in driver set.
The official driver installer from the manufacturer was both huge and included several completely pointless and annoying programs.
There must be a charging model somewhere.
They've already done "Pay us or we delete things". Is the next one "Pay us or we won't delete things"?
What, you mean you lied?
I trusted you Mr Dabbs, I trusted you so much and now it's gone. Gone, like my soul!
No, while the smart watch might know exactly what the time is, it can't give you that information very easily.
Mostly because the battery goes flat if they try.
You'd need the entire crew to be involved in such a conspiracy, or one of the cabin crew would pop to the "toilet" and hit the button on the emergency locator beacon.
There is no large conspiracy here. The plane suffered an event that incapacitated everyone on board, and it's computers kept it flying until they couldn't.
There are things to learn from this, and one of the big reasons for keeping looking is to find out what that initial event was, and why the pilots and crew did not communicate during or after it.
The aircraft itself did keep squawking, it just had nothing to say - so that's one obvious change to onboard systems.
Every aircraft has several Emergency Locator Beacon units, which have independent batteries.
- You might remember a fire in a parked 787-Dreamliner at Heathrow on 12th July 2013.
The ones built into the structure of the aircraft are all relatively simple for the crew manually trigger, precisely for this type of situation.
They work by satellite and are automatically activated in the event of a crash, so the fact no signals were received implies an impact that either destroyed them, or sank them very quickly.
Some mobile phone operators have transparent "WiFi calling" that you can just turn on.
I found it hideously bad in places with poor signal strength as it'd try to use the even worse WiFi, and thus not work at all, however you might have better luck.
Not that important. It's one in a long line of cases against companies trying to claim that employees are contractors.
UK law uses Duck-Typing. If it looks like a duck, it is a duck.
If the person looks like an employee, they are.
And the employer (in this case Uber) are then immediately required to pay the taxes (NI etc) that they have evaded, as well as that which they owe to the employees.
They can also be held criminally liable for tax evasion.
HMRC will be looking on with great interest.
The trend line is way off!
It's already flat, according to that data they haven't notably reduced the base rate of crashes at all since YouTube lost Flash.
The US Constitution has no legal standing outside of the USA.
If they want to sell in the EU, they have to follow EU rules.
This is even a plot point in a few books.
For example the Venus Prime series has a murder perpetrated by flipping a remote control system from the expected "local" to a "satellite" route.
To 12 different companies?
How many external recipients at different domains would you be doing that with?
In some cases there might be multiple consultancy firms with overlapping responsibilities, though that usually indicates a project that is going to fail anyway.
The manufacturer must publish the official guide to maintenance, and garages carry liability insurance against bad repairs.
Like they currently do.
For a rather large example in another industry, look at commercial aviation. Airframe and engine manufacturers can and have been held liable for incidents - whether anyone was actually hurt or not.
Flash-based SSDs are interesting as they are fundamentally built of a large number of very small "disks" (pages) that the on-board firmware already retires as it fails.
Thus a "dead" SSD isn't all dead, and in theory at least, could keep being used as pages fail, by stepping down its apparent size.
The hard part is working out when to give up of course - down to 70% or 50% original capacity? Further?
"Cell on wings" requires tethered power, otherwise the loiter time would be way too short (electric) - or the aircraft far too large (infernal combustion)
Cell-on-Blimp would be far more sensible, as well as safer.
IIRC, there was never any evidence that they "worked", but there is plenty of evidence that flickering frames causes headaches and seizures.
All the good PVRs have "skip forward", which is much better for the viewer than fast-forward.
Sky boxes don't, but those are well known to be by far the worst PVRs on the market.
Alarms can be dangerous though.
A loud alarm is likely to make the driver look at the source of the sound - and not at the dangerous situation developing outside the vehicle.
If that's the money they spent on the adverts that are being totally ignored, then yes, they didn't get the service they purchased.
Wouldn't it be great if the ad brokers realised that people would look at unobtrusive adverts, and if they rejected the malware and flashy, noisy crap instantly, the remainder would be viewed.
Eventually. Because it's too late for most consumers, we've already installed an adblocker and we're unlikely to turn it off.
Too vague to be useful.
A capacitor stores *charge*.
One could say that an inductor stores magnetism.
After all, bytecode and machine code are not different to the source as far as the executable code paths are concerned.
The comments and variable names are extremely useful to humans, but not so much to machines unless anyone is trying for natural-language processing of reading the comments and variable names to infer the intended results and identify places where the code doesn't match the comments.
They only need the source code because they are supposed to create patches, and humans find it much easier to examine source code for correctness.
I presume that touchscreen interfaces suck even harder.
Buttons you can't even tell exist
Trademarks aren't like copyright.
If you don't defend a trademark, you lose it. So they have to send the "cease and desist" letter, even if they really don't care and even if they rather like the comparison.
Uninstall Flash anyway
You uaed to be able to set your Http headers to ask for the mobile site. Not sure if this still works.
The sooner Auntie sees a drop in usage of their Flash iPlayer, the sooner they'll officially offer an alternative.
Chances are good that the 0.2% are files that haven't changed at all since the last backup, so unlikely to lose any data.
0.2% is also much better than the 50-75% or more before a user spots an encrypted file, or the 10% or similar before an alert sysadmin spots an unexpected traffic spike or hears fans running more than usual.
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