Re: What if it had hit?
I thought it blew up...?
No, it caught fire, fell over, and then sunk into the swamp.
227 posts • joined 30 Jun 2009
I thought it blew up...?
No, it caught fire, fell over, and then sunk into the swamp.
Maybe all this extra security is actually a cunning way to dissuade us from travelling, thus saving the planet by reducing the amount of air travel.
" Find some bullet proof filesystem"
Find that and you can retire from IT...
Fast, cheap, reliable. Pick two.
I think the problem is not the vendors, it's the beancounters.
Microsoft: Here's a licence for your software. We're going to support it till 2015.
NHS Beancounters: Ok, it's a bit pricy, but fine.
> Forward to 2016 >
Beancounters: Well, the computers still all work ok, and licensing Windows 10 will cost lots, especially as we'll have to buy new computers to replace the ones that are not powerful enough! We didn't plan for that. Lets keep on running Windows XP till the hardware breaks. What's the worst that can happen?
I'm guessing we'll be using tables for a while yet to format emails...
If I leave my MacBook Pro to drop into suspend while my external monitor is attached, it crashes. Every. Single. Time.
Even unplugging the monitor before trying to resume doesn't work. :-(
Likewise for my Nexus 6P :-(
It won't be long before L0phtcrack will be faster than Windows' own password authentication code...
It took me years, and finally a promise that for every email they sent me regarding a ex-clients phone account that I was no longer acting for, I would charge them £200 plus vat for consultacy fees to let them know that I was not the person they should be contacting.
I bet you are still collecting on that little money spinner!
How efficient are scramjets compared with other sorts of jet?
e.g. would a scramjet powered concord alike use less fuel than concord did?
Aren't we supposed to get limitless fusion power by 2030?
I'm sure that's what the scientists at
JET ITER promised.
Correct!!! ....... and the man wins a Kewpie Doll.
Call 0901 345345 to claim your prize! (*)
* Calls cost £3.50 per minute. Minimum call time five minutes.
Even setting the phone to listen for voice commands, it didn't recognise a single word.
Maybe the latest Android is better at resisting this?
The Divergent series is a book masquerading as a four book series. Writers seem to be erroneously equating length with quality these days.
It's hit the BBC now :-D
How much of an own goal?
So what happens when you have to address BOTH security AND efficiency at the same time? Say a high-security communique in an area or environment where power and/or bandwidth is at a premium?
You can't. If you are being efficient, you will be giving away information. Your decision is the balance between efficiency and security.
This sort of thing has been known about for a long time.
For example, you can analyse encrypted chips inside secure tamper proof packages as they perform encryption operations to recover the secure keys inside. To reduce this sort of attack, you have to design the chip to use equal amounts of power for all operations, no matter how simple or complicated.
In a similar theme, the Germans realised that patterns of encrypted messages could be used to deduce attack plans, and commanded that all outposts send a set number of messages of fixed content per day. As one operator got lazy, and just sent a page of the same character each day, this helped break the enigma cypher, as one flaw in Enigma is that a character is never encoded to itself.
Both these solutions trade efficiency with security. If you wanted to avoid these attacks, you would have to send a fixed pattern of packets with random data at all times between end points, replacing the random data with real information as needed. This is not terribly efficient, but is more secure.
Security is always a trade against functionality.
It's probably correct!
When I later tried Vista on the same machine, it would barely even make it to the first setup screen before freezing up hard.
I thought that was standard Vista behaviour!
In the dim and distant past I was involved with patents and trademarks. One of our industrial chemical clients had a range of trademarks for food grade foaming agents, mainly for beer. The stuff is still around, despite Camra's excellent work.
The traditional way of encouraging the head in Real Ale is to add a small quantity of wheat to the malt in the mash tun. This is why St Austell beers have a great head, despite (usually) not being served through a sparkler.
BTW. I'm sure CAMRA wouldn't approve of your illustrating their findings with a photo showing three blokes apparently supping pints of pissy lager. [AKA as Beer-Flavoured Lemonade]
Very true, I don't!
Do you have to configure a /64 as a routed subnet?
Are you sure you can't be more granular than that?
I have eight eyes, I am looking at the phone. Now please take that selfie so we can get on?!
What we will see is the cost of IPv4 addresses gradually increasing until it becomes cheaper to just implement IPv6.
Then everyone will move over.
Double the thickness, and fill it with battery.
Then you might actually be able to use it for more than an hour or so before you start lloking around nervously for a power socket.
I'm sorry but LOL, you shouldn't have gone with such a shite company.
Name a good mobile phone company.
Everyweek I see complaints about all of them. They all have "shite customer service", "frequent outages", "No Coverage in $location", "Frequent call drops", and "Crap data rates".
You really should have used the 'Scientist' icon for that post!
Still waiting for mine to get the update :-(
I'm currently wondering if constantly pressing the check for updates button will push me to the back of the queue...
I would happily have a 100% thicker phone if that space was taken up with battery.
SpaceX make it look easy!
It, of course, isn't.
"Apple is so good that you paid them twice. "
Well, you've seen how much they charge for an iPhone!
The episode of Shaun the Sheep they never made!
I can see that after openssl and now bash, lots of open source tools whose code has not been looked at for decades because they have, up to now, just worked, will come under intense scrutiny.
Expect many more of these issues to surface.
If only they had Chip and Pin! It's security make it hack proo... Oh, wait.
Sadly this concept fell by the wayside some time ago.
Does someone not want us to know where all the CO2 is coming from?
Or course the site, if it has received a note from Google that the article has been censored, just needs to regularly change the URL....
What happens if you have an event where two people are are involved, and one is embarrassed, but the other comes out well, and would like people to find it.
Whose rights win there?
The most obvious question is who pays if there's an accident. I'm sure this will eventually be resolved in favour of the robot, as it was obviously the meat sack that caused the problem.
There is also the problem of making progress. Despite the protestations above of an American claiming that traffic in LA is busy sometimes, I'm fairly certain that some roads around London are just too busy for automated traffic. For example, a typical busy right turn in London generally requires a certain amount of holding up on coming traffic by pulling out in a gap, and hoping the traffic in the other direction lets you out. Our automated car would be waiting there for eternity.
Likewise, on the M25, it is rare that anyone respects stopping distances, as if you do, a couple of cars will squeeze in the gap. Thus, your automated car will constantly be putting on the brakes in an effort to maintain a decent gap to the car in front.
I can't see it working myself, without better road behaviour from others.
Thank you for that link. It made me chortle!
Moved all our websites to Server 2012 Core a while ago....A lot fewer security patches to worry about than our old Linux stack. And not effected by this :-)
Ahh, so you are just affected by the bugs that you can't see, and can't fix even if you did know about them. Smart.
You are missing my point. In any large software project there will always be bugs.
Writing a large quantity of bug free code is nearly impossible, or at best, requires a huge amount of effort.
Ok, clever clogs. Write me a thousand lines of bug free code.
How long is it supposed to take to warm up?
The spacecraft operations team are now at their stations in the Main Control Room here at the European Space Operations Centre, Darmstadt. Even though the signal is not expected until 17:30GMT at the earliest they are taking no chances.
I am reminded of the guy in Neal Stephenson's book "The Diamond Age" who committed suicide after his nanotech aural and optical interfaces were hacked to run a annoying spam jingle at one edge of his vision for a chain of sleazy motels - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, eyes closed or open...
I suspect there will be a queue if pregnant diabetics for this product.
Diabetes in pregnancy is both harder to control, and much more important if you are not to have an over or underweight child.
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