Re: "nice prosumer Canon camera."
But who was the unidentified body?
Yes I thought that - surely it must be some sort of crime to obtain a dead body in the first place, even in Moldova
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It's not so much the audio quality that bothers me, it's the inconsistent signal.
Using a DAB radio at a friend's house, which is situated on top of a hill, with line of sight to the nearest transmitter, we still get regular signal dropouts. I would imagine it's unusable in a car round here.
Is this push for DAB just so they can sell off the radio spectrum, or is there actually a sound technological reason to use it?
So my understanding is that Black Friday originated in the US as the day after Thanksgiving - essentially their equivalent of Boxing Day.
However, here in Blighty, retailers have tried to co-opt this as yet another sales opportunity.
Only as usual, they can't leave well alone, and what started as a single day of sales, has somehow morphed into Black Friday Week, and then Black Friday Month.
Is it any wonder then that the public, in general, have gone MEH!
Just because yaml.org have tried to rewrite history doesn't make it true.
When it was first introduced, YAML was indeed Yet Another Markup Language, and not the pretentious self referential bollocks they are now claiming in an effort to make it a look like legitimate programming language.
Having a good score on securityheaders.io does not mean your system is secure (e.g. unpatched CVEs, insecure server config, etc) but having a bad score does tend to indicate that the devs are probably not paying attention to best practices
That's nonsense, it simply means that the devs haven't implemented all the headers that Scott feels should be there - two of which, by the way are still very much experimental, but he still marks you down for.
You might notice that www.google.com only scores a "C" on Scott's site, but that doesn't mean they are shoddy or third rate, it just means they've chosen not to implement CSPs etc.
if they haven't bothered to set CSPs or the HSTS header (on an e-commerce site which should be all-HTTPS all-the-time)
The HSTS header serves no useful purpose if your site / server only responds on HTTPS, and has no HTTP bindings.
As for Content Security Policies, they are fine if you control all of the content appearing on the site.
It becomes impossible to create CSPs that don't inadvertently break one or other tag manager, tracking pixel or whatever.
I'm not advocating that this is right or proper, but it is the reality of hosting e-commerce sites on behalf of third parties.
It would be great if we could dictate to clients that they must only use content providers we approve, or not use third-party script etc, but we wouldn't have a business for very long if we did that.
As always with PCI, if there are compensatory controls in place and documented, then it can be PCI compliant.
One of our environments has to still support TLS1.0, because a high percentage of the clients connect using it, and we have no control over the clients.
That's why I said it would be a business decision. If turning off TLS1.0 breaks your site for 40% of it's users, then you don't do it. It is entered on the risk register, and the QSA will sign it off.
however they had completely inadequate security against an attack like this and were not following PCI best (required?) practice.
That's rather a large assumption to make based on Scott Helms' IO headers site, which is mostly bollocks.
If you use htbridge.com or ssllabs.com then the site scores an "A" in both cases, and if you look at visiondirect.co.uk it scores "A+" even though it still supports TLS1.0 - which is probably a commercial decision.
They wouldn't have to invest so heavily in "cyber" security if they hadn't systematically pushed the utility companies into using the Internet for their critical infrastructure.
Time was when electricity, gas, water, railways, nuclear etc, etc used private circuits to do all their internal telemetry and monitoring over, and you would have had to work quite hard to break into them.
We got marked down the other day for some of our Server 2016 instances, as they hadn't got the latest patch applied - fuckwits.
You can't win, can you. You either roll-out patches immediately, and risk being an unwitting beta-tester, but be compliant, or you wait, and test, and wait for Microsoft to fix it, and then get called out for being cautious.
Every major city that I am aware of (and quite a few minor ones!) has had a Bomb Squad a lot longer than the current fad of calling anybody who sneezes at the wrong time a "terrorist" has existed.
That may be the case in the US, but it's not in the UK.
Most bomb disposal teams are provided by the armed forces. Individual Police services are unlikely to have EOD abilities, with the exception maybe of the Met.
Back when I was less old, and less bitter and twisted, I remember asking the boss how to shrink an LDF file on an older version of MS SQL.
His response was that I should stop the server instance and delete the LDF file, then restart the service, and it should create a new smaller one...
So I did...
Good thing I copied the LDF file to another location, 'cos when I tried restarting the service it wouldn't come back up, and it definitely didn't create a new fresh transaction log like he said it would!
My wife's uncle died earlier this year, and the family gathered round to undertake the task of clearing his house (he lived alone). He was a motor mechanic, who at various times had worked for a number of race and rally teams.
The house was as you might expect from a long-term batchelor, with car magazines piled up in stacks in the living room, new forms of life growing in the kitchen, and take-away food containers and pizza boxes much in evidence.
Upstairs (in a three-bedroom house) one bedroom was in use, the other two were full of all sorts of junk, masses of broken car parts: old batteries, cylinder heads, carburettors, you name it, it was there, covered in oil or rust or worse.
Climb up into the loft, and it was a different world!
A clinically clean, white painted room, with work benches round the walls, racks and racks of tools all carefully placed in order of size, and various bench tools - small lathe, grinder, pillar drill etc, all immaculately clean, and in the center of the floor, on a stand, a Ford Cosworth V6 engine in the process of being rebuilt.
We were at a loss with what to do with it all - we certainly couldn't just let a house-clearance gang touch that lot!
Thank you for a reasoned, common sense article on the realities of AI.
And thank you particularly for reminding me about Thompson's designer, I too remember reading about it in the 90s, and being fascinated that the circuit evolved to use properties of hysteresis and electromagnetism within the FPGA.
It seems that this, and things like Aleksander's WISARD discrete neural nets are being ignored in favour of software based solutions, and yet they were, even in the 80s - 90s, achieving things that software based AI still struggles with.
Imagine how annoying it would be, if a next-door neighbour decided to set up a massive security floodlight in their backyard, pointing at your bedroom window, and let it switch on every time the wind blew the trees about.
You'd be tempted to chuck rocks at it, or something, wouldn't you?
It's not often that Godwin's Law shows up so obviously and repeatedly amongst comentards... but dear goodness! Today must be "special".
Did you actually read the article?
Given that Mr West (the subject of the article) is alleged to have said that "Hitler was right" I think it's a bit difficult to avoid, don't you?
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