Those companies might fold overnight..
.. but who cares about such parasites?
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.. but who cares about such parasites?
'The process for getting rid of nice techies in his old firm:'
If this is in the UK, given the complete lack of following any legal process, I'd expect the cheque to be extremely generous. Especially if you didn't like them.
We live in hope.
I hadn't noticed that feature (partly because, as you say, it's off by default).
It might be the one useful thing about it.
It's quite possible to wear leather on your way from the job killing bunnies as part of testing animal product-based cosmetics at the animal experimentation lab to your local fox hunt while being a vegan and a member of the Vegan society.
You might not be the most popular member, to put it mildly, but all you need to do is not eat animal products. (And pay the subscription...)
There are other vegans who extend that to trying to avoid all animal-based products. It's this bunch who are getting upset about the new fivers.
How they cope with the fact that a large proportion of plastics are derived from crude oil, otherwise known as the remains of lots and lots of plankton and amoebas etc, I don't know.
Perhaps some animals matter more than others to them, but it can be hard to see reality from the very top of the moral high ground.
Everything is more usable than brasero. If you don't want to install most of KDE, xfburn is good at just doing what you need.
It's a list of things the authors like doing or watching.
I'd love to fly a Mosquito...
That should have been what you did from the start...
Adobe would attach it to the wrong end...
Pity its stats functions were complete crap, eh? (And stayed that way until Excel 2010, when they became merely somewhat dubious in the corners.)
"Normally it means they have actually cracked them."
It turns out that the xmlrpc.php unit has the 'feature' of allowing attackers to test many hundreds of username / password combos in a single call. Obviously, there is no legit use for this, but it's been kept because it's part of the spec. I suspect that's how they got into one of mine.
The only real uses for the unit are the Android/ithing clients and the bloatware that's Automattic's Jetpack plugin. If you need the latter, there's a plugin that only allows access to it only from their IP addresses, otherwise block access to it.
"More than 72 per cent of WordPress installs assessed by High-Tech Bridge had default admin panel location and at least one brute-force crackable login/password pair"
Duh, the number that have it at anywhere other than /wp-admin is very low. If you have one WP site, you probably don't know you can change it, while if you have loads, the tool you use to manage them probably assumes /wp-admin.
But it'd be very interesting to know how they know about the crackable login-password pair. Are they just saying 'there's at least one login and all passwords are ultimately brute-forceable given enough millennia' or have they actually cracked them?
"hilariously disastrous Global Desktop (SunRay thin clients streaming Windows sessions from the North of England - yum!)"
What is it with people who think that this sort of thing is a good idea? I hope your lot were able to turn the animations off in Microsoft Office - mine weren't, so every pixel change involved in opening every menu went over the not very fast network.
The best bit was that there was an ISDN link as fallback for when the broadband failed. You could barely start up a PC in the eight hours.
A local clothes shop's receipts tell everyone they haven't paid for their till software.
The recipe for 'original' Coca-Cola has been published in, amongst other things, the main history of the company. A rash of 'American' colas followed, but what they all lacked is the decades of marketing that means it still outsells the lot.
Similarly I doubt that the KFC recipe is secret. It's marketing.
"One recent Windows clever idea is to supply the entire operating system pre-compressed. Much space saved."
You mean like Linux 'live CDs' for well over a decade?
From the 1970s (thank you Chemistry teacher...)
A man sees a sign for a robot brothel and, being curious, goes in to have a look. The person behind the desk tells him what a great experience he'll have - these robots are programmed to do anything sexual he desires and they're so lifelike, he'd never tell the difference. Ok, says the man, I'll do it.
Later, he's leaving and tells the person behind the desk that it was wonderful, just as great as promised. In fact, the robot was so realistic, its nose was running.
'Oh, sorry sir', comes the reply, before looking over their shoulder and shouting 'Dave - empty number seven...'
Yep, the pimp has ambitions. He's a moron if he thinks it would be legal in the UK though, to the point where I think this is all just clickbait publicity for his real agency.
"I hear there are a good few redundant coal mines up for sale."
Plenty of Australia remains available too.
Or we could just hang people and fund the justice system from the sale of the TV rights.
Amongst other things, you might well want to know who they're talking to and what they're saying. Especially if they don't think they're being listened in to.
Stop pretending you don't know that the 'real' ones come in a variety of designs, including lips, anus, and 'nondescript hole' as well as a vulva. Even the 'alien' colours are often non-human, unless you know anyone with lavender coloured skin. Since I got my first - now old enough to vote, if it had been human - the interior design options have gotten distinctly non-human too.
They are quite wonderful toys.
Paying to have a licence to use the content or paying to own a thing like an LP / tape / CD / file.
Pick one, not both.
Have a search for the OKCupid article about how non-free dating sites are useless that was written before they were taken over by one and - gosh - disappeared from their site.
They were already in at least one version of the site's terms and conditions, towards the end.
I had a read of them when I thought it was odd that a profile with no photo and the least possible info was getting 'I'm interested' messages... that, oh yes, cost money to reply to.
How much of your money are you betting that there will not be a serious recession in the UK as a direct result of Brexit?
Futures markets make it easy to do, and because virtually everyone except Mrs Thatcher's second favourite economist says that there would be one, you can get really good profits if you're right.
If the answer is 'none', why?
First promoted story: 'Which keys should I press to enable the CockUp feature?'
Someone's having a laugh, aren't they?
A case of champagne was on offer from a minister for anyone who could come up with wording that reliably criminalised behaviour the vast majority of people should be illegal but exempted behaviour that the large majority of people don't think should be, despite happening 'under the age of consent'.
No-one won it, including you.
So we're left with the police deciding that any action in the latter examples would not be in the public interest. Not perfect, but it mostly works.
Would be to go back to just before Kahn decided to buy Ashton-Tate and break his hands so he couldn't sign off on it.
A Borland that didn't piss away hundreds of millions of dollars on that deal, then hundreds of thousands of man hours trying to make the acquired software work might still be with us as Borland...
You used a set up program to fix the max size of the (memory resident) notepad, because it was about 64k plus the size of the notepad file, so up to about 128k. Shocking!
There were some utilities that would get it down to about 6k resident RAM and swap in the rest only when needed.
Of course, there were some problems in getting SK to play nicely with some other software but as Borland sold so many copies of SK, it was the other software's problem.
It's because The Force Awakens is Ep IV after some doing a bit of search and replace and a bit of cut and paste.
Tablets of stone, even if means buying a suitable CNC device...
Not if you run NoScript, it doesn't.
Answers as to why anyone should trust TT to run arbitrary scripts on your kit to...
My HTC Desire got from 2.1 to 2.2 (HTC) then to, erm, certainly 4.4 thanks to people on XDA Developers after HTC never delivered 3.0.
So it certainly can be done, but manufacturers usually give up after a token one or two updates. They've already got your money.
US card procedures have always been incredibly lax.
Back in the 90s, we went to the US with a new credit card and forgot to sign it. It was nearly a fortnight before an Amtrack office apologised for expecting it to be signed. Everyone else hadn't bothered to compare the signature just given with anything or been bothered that the card was unsigned.
I keep trying to be a penetration tester, but the women keep saying 'no'...
One of the Pee-Wee Herman films has him shouting 'mirror shoes' when told that the main female character is about to come round.
A film that was, you know, for the kids.
Either fans of David Bowie or our hero and leader, the great Stalin?
Thanks for the pointer. The PDF works fine in atril.
.. dailymotion.com, vodlocker.com, answers.com and legacy.com for putting those ads on their sites?
If not, why not?
At least some of it has been digitised.
Somewhere I have a CD-ROM of stuff about it from one of the pair, thanks to an offer by they made on cix.
My eyesight means that there was no way I was paying several hundred for something that might not be wearable / usable.
My cynicism means that I didn't expect any of the promises to be kept.
So I saved my money and at least one of those was right.
Never be the first on your block...
It's not as if they have hordes of staff closing down bots and abusers.
It would be fascinating to see who has profited from this.
Or you could have some actual, you know, CONTENT.
That people want to read.
That'll get you better results.
I am completely sure that Adobe have fixed all the problems this time. They've had enough practice.
'Isn't that why Cameron allowed each MP to choose which side they wanted to be on rather than having them toe the party line?'
No, it's because the Tories are so horribly split over the issue that he has no choice.
Fairly obviously, when you have print media dominated by groups whose owners are 'outies' - there's a alleged Murdoch quote along the lines of 'when I go to Brussels, they tell me to fuck off, but when I go to London, they do what I say' - then the vote leave campaign should do well.
But as with the Scottish independence lot, they can't offer any *facts* about life outside Europe. Lots of *hopes*, sure, but before 2008, the SNP's vision for an independent Scotland was a banking-driven success story, like Iceland but in the Euro.
Fortunately, that one fell over in a horrible mess before the referendum, but the same level of wishful thinking is being offered by the leave lot now. We know what they'd like, a return to the 1950s, but not what we'd get, just the knowledge that whatever IDS says, the people in favour of out are not the friends of the poor.
And the idea that Farage would be better at presenting the case is laughable.