Re: No-one ever seems to use the correct term - "PIN number number" - anymore.
>Although somewhat tedious to type in...
I just use the last 4 digits
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>Although somewhat tedious to type in...
I just use the last 4 digits
Except you can't remember which B you replaced and one site insists that you have a symbol, while another insists on no symbols and a 3rd won't allow the same letter twice.
And we use GPU hashing engines now so that password is no more difficult to crack than "password5"
And the people to go will probably be those they acquired - whose bosses don't have the political clout to protect their division.
So Altera is probably doomed - you buy them and the best people leave because they don't want to work for the new bosses, then you fire the rest, then you wonder why your $Bn acquire isn't doing as well as it was before you took over. So you write down loss as the goodwill - and look for the next outfit to buy.
Or a USB funeral.
They lower the coffin, then lift it out and turn it around, then lower it again, then finally try the first way again
I'm Bob ... and so is my wife
"The point of the gold rings and so on is permanence and untarnished endurance. Pasta is no viable substitute. It mocks, it tastes great, but it doesn't last."
I'm guessing the correlation between "amount spent on traditional wedding" and "length of marriage" - isn't a positive number
I though Rastafari objected to "Rastafarianism" - on the basis that calling them an "ism" is calling them a cult
and ironically just about everything in a "traditional" church white wedding is from various pagan/native/non-christian religions
Officially - there is of coarse the occasional case of locking yourself in a sportsbag in your own shower
I just had to throw away a bunch of front panels for a switch unit to be used in a doctors office where a patient's hand might come into "intermittent accidental contact" - because the factory couldn't trace the batch of anodize that was used to make it silver.
And yet BAE are allowed to just buy FPGAs on fsckin ebay to sue in a fscking plane !!!!
Yes because you would expect a UK government report to say "china has signed all these international agreements, but don't expect the government on the ground to take any notice of your claims - especially when the company ripping you off is state owned"
Did this once to piss of a DEC salesweasel at university.
When they did maintenance they always insisted that we opened the CDs so that we were agreeing to the license when they installed it.
So we got a post-doc from a former soviet republic that didn't exist anymore and was now officially stateless - we introduced him to the salesdroid and him open the CDs.
The same wording is in Microsoft's EULA for SQLserver and Oracle's
Probably because Ireland can't afford it's own spy agency so sub-contracts it to the USA
It's just that along with most British scientists and a lot of engineers we are doing innovation over here, not in the UK
>Throwing up and diarrhoea simultaneously are not fun
Especially if you are a vulture
Think that's bad? Take a look at the Quim-eti-Queue that RSRE has become
If Britain's spy agencies are doing industrial espionage - they are either doing it very badly, or keeping the results secret from British industry.
Obviously, since only terrorists use encryption, non-encrypted sites can't be terrorists and so http is the perfect way of el'reg going under GCHQ's radar
How else to keep the plans for the post-pub nosh fuelled intercontinental ballistic bofh secret ?
Only in a special secret security area - such as the whole of London or anywhere near a policeman or politician.
It may be an offense to inquire about the location of special secret security areas.
The security services have always relied on people willing to give up the money to do the job for love of country.
Admittedly the country in question was normally the USSR - but you can't have eveything
I think that is one of the recruitment issues.
Many of the cyber-security graduates they interview aren't able to conjugate latin verbs sufficiently to pass the civil service entrance exam.
...... against the same man.....
The police have just announced that they are planning to deal with drug violence here by:
Introducing a zero tolerance policy (where they arrest youths of a certain skin color for walking on the cracks in the pavement) and simultaneously "earning the trust of the community" to get people to help them by turning in the naughty people.
The sort where you are paid £X irrespective of how good you are or what you do.
But after 3 years you can be promoted to Intermediate Science Officer ( lower grade ( type B ( sub section III)) [class 2b] and receive a 3% pay rise, unless a future government introduces a pay freeze.
It will be secure. The FBI, CIA, NSA, USSS, every branch of the military and 20,000 local police departments will have access to the backdoor - with that many security professionals protecting the access how can it not be secure?
Then add in the security services of every foreign country the manufacturer wants to do business in, and the secret will be super secure squared !
The UK's equivalent law requires you to reveal any hidden message in any text.
So you are screwed if you have a copy of Finegans Wake
Certainly a gift to Chinese manufacturers.
When this law is introduced all the other countries will demand access to the backdoor.
So all US built equipment will be compromised.
So the only place that US police, security services, military and politicians will be able to source communications gear from is outside the USA - ie China.
Born as a product of a Nasa that had grown too big too fast as a result of the Apollo race and was desperate for large projects to justify itself and put jobs in the right constituencies . Placed in a useless orbit 4 years late and at 3x the cost so that it could be launched by a vehicle which was itself the result of the same mindset.
A lot of the good HST did was funding students and postdocs to work on the data and creating a software and organisational (STSCI) infrastructure to process - the images from ground based telescopes got a lot better a lot faster. The VLT was built for the same money that a singe HST servicing mission cost.
Cobblers - they nail them on.
There is a concept from the 1860s where you can connect a bunch of "cars" behind a single "engine" and using analogue technology autonomoulsy guide them quickly from London to Dover and even on toward foreign lands
Opera stuck to the standard and didn't display many pages.
Since the "standard" is now whatever works on chrome it does at least display the pages.
I suppose Chrome is the new IE6 might be regarded as progress.
ps although it is odd that Google sites tell you to upgrade Vivaldi to the latest version of Chrome
Deep learning is simple.
Here is an equation describing the answer you should get for a bunch of input parameters.
Tell me the parameters that give me the best answer - you don't need to show your working.
But what if you were looking for a single bit of chicken feed in 1024 fields ?
>Why haven't GCHQ and the NSA been all over this for years?
Because along with terrorism you also need to fund counter insurgency and freedom fighters.
Like those muslim chappies in Afghanistan fighting the Russians, and those similar chaps fighter Sadaam and Assad. Not to mention all the devout anti-communist regimes in S America and those loyal gentlemen in Northern Ireland.
If you get up the bank's nose too much they could "leak" everyone's account.
>> despite the Putin link being nowhere near as strong as, say, David Cameron's.
Dog bites man != news, man bites dog = news
But if we allowed encryption then the easter bunny terrorists would ... something ... something .... Therasa May .... Daily Mail headline ...
>If our future trading is with the Far East why isn't it currently?
There must be a reason that Germany has a trade surplus with China and sells it all the robots used to make iPhones. While Britain has a trade deficit and buys all the iPhones.
It's probably because of immigrants/unions/red-tape
Currently going through FDA approval for a product by comparison Eu approval was a breeze
If we had to do the same level of FDA for a single country it wouldn't be worth it for the UK. We just wouldn't sell there.
The price is set by wealthy investors, you aren't even allowed to put money into the funds unless you are a multi-millionaire.
Perhaps the SEC could have done a better job protecting the pensions and savings of ordinary people who put their trust in safe reliable companies like GM.
Appeal is the same as a BMW, not exactly rare.
I'm guessing Tesla has been taking a lot more sales from BMW / Audi than from Leafs, Volts and Priuses
So with 200M called Wang and another 100M called Zhang. I can see a small chance of a Tuttle / Buttle mixup.
Perhaps, in honour of Mr Gilliam we could start calling this a Brazillian ?
> deployed in Scotland.
Hopefully they are deployed in Russia (well more specifically hopefully they aren't deployed)
move (troops) into position for military action.
bring into effective action; utilize.
Obviously tricky to operate a nuclear submarine without a permanent internet connection - how else are the crew going to be able to tweet about where they are and what they are doing ?
Or the first chatbot that communicates entirely in banter ?
You have the GIGO principle wrong when it comes to internaltional geo-politics.
It will decide to attack somewhere and then calculate the required evidence to justify that decision. Afterwards it will delete the evidence.
To be honest we shouldn't have given it so much real-world training data
Not scurrying, They have produced a breakthrough AI which can wear a brown coat and sit in an office drinking tea while denying that an urgent delivery has arrived - when you can see it sitting on the counter.
It is believed to be the first AI to pass the Turing test, or the first warehouse man to fail it - the philosophers are still debating.