Re: Flight into terror
Is one of the astronauts called Dougal McGuire by any chance?
3335 posts • joined 19 May 2010
I'm sorry, your post has been edited, due to a Cease and Desist order from Flash Networks and Bharti Airtel. It now reads:
So just to clarify, it's .___________________. and .___________________. that are alleged to be involved in this this Ad injection, and .___________________. lawyers, but not .___________________. laywers, have issued a cease and desist order, to prevent .___________________. and .___________________. being named. Additionally the laywers for .___________________., but not for .___________________. issued a take down noticed for Github, where a screen shot for the the alleged Ad injection by .___________________. and .___________________. could be found.
.___________________. and .___________________. have yet to comment to The Reg, who have asked .___________________. and .___________________. for comment about ad-injection that .___________________. and .___________________. may be involved in?
Is that correct?
Thank you for your compliance.
"Dahan says the MileagePlus system will inform when user identification numbers are incorrect"
This is a problem where web developers try to be too helpful to the customer.
The error message for a failed login should not identify which bit (username / ID or password) is wrong, it should just give a generic "Login details incorrect" for both an incorrect ID or an incorrect password.
That way, at least there is no shortcut for a hacker, they have to find both a valid ID and matching password.
Sadly whilst ever there is data held in databases, someone will find a way to steal it.
I'm pleasantly surprised by how CareFirst have handled this, they appear to have been up-front and honest with their customers.
Contrast this with how so many other big companies in recent memory have behaved after a data breach.
I have no axe to grind here, just thought it worthy of comment.
The Northumbrian Police have released a statement saying:
"In anticipation of tonight's demonstration, we have authorised the use of lethal force to control the crowds, and have mobilised more than 15 police vehicles, a helicopter hovering overhead, and three or four officers in sniper gear to deal with the gathering, which may cause dangerous and severe obstructions to a major highway."
Wouldn't it be more practical to have a gyroscope turn really really fast to accelerate the rotation of Earth?
What we need is every able-bodied member of the population to stand facing away from the direction of the Earth's rotation, and start running really, really hard all at the same time...
I'm sure this would be trivial to organise.
Oh come on, guys?
Yep, It's only last year we were sent a backup of a database from a client, they wanted us to import the data into their systems. Turns out they were running Microsoft SQL 5 on Windows NT4, we had to build a legacy machine just to read the data!
Minimal set of apps and still has a GUI software center.
I don't get why you need a GUI for software installs? Seriously, I don't get the point of them?
If' there's a piece of software I want, I find it in a repo and then apt-get, or yum install depending which machine I'm on.
If it's not in a repo then download the source.
I mean, come on, who'd give their child a christian name that no-one can spell correctly, never mind Starbucks personnel.
What kind of stupid name is it, anyway...
Ha, ridiculous! You wouldn't catch me going around with a name like that...
Hang on, just off for a word with my Dad...
You know how each packet is supposed to have a responding acknowledge packet which is source routed back to the originating hardware address using the Bourne Protocol? Well ours has apparently been flipping between Ghost protocol and the Fourth Protocol because of a memory issue
Yet they still felt the effort to create the "sweet" snake logo, nickname (surely took several researchers multiple 2-hour meetings to agree on it) and marketing release was justified ey?
Agreed, you can imagine the marketing meeting for a new vulnerability:
MarketDroid "You can't call this new vulnerability SPLODGE! What does it even mean?"
Tech "Well it's an acronym of what the vulnerability does".
MarketDroid "Well think of a better one! We can't use SPLODGE, it would adversely affect uptake of our new product... er, I mean... er... no-one will take any notice of this critical vulnerability..."
The thing is, although all of our important stuff was migrated some time ago, I'm really really going to miss Server 2003 R2, it was just so rock solid (for a Windows product).
We've got 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 running in various places, and not one of them is as reliable as 2003 R2 was. They all have their own idiosyncrasies which seem to translate into unexplained crashes or downtime.
In which case I will offer my services. I have extensive experience in Refrobulation and indeed, was instrumental in designing many Reciprocating Flangulators.
Ah, I'm glad to hear it, I've been having terrible trouble with the elliptical cam gradually sliding up the beam shaft and catching on the flange rebate, with disastrous results as you can no doubt imagine.
Seriously, if he's doing it on his own time, how's it any business of his employers?
I don't know if it is still the case, but historically a police officer had to adhere to certain moral, ethical, and legal standards in their private lives - for instance they would face disciplinary action if they defaulted on a debt, and were prohibited from taking part in certain activities.
The offence committed would be "bringing the force (service) into disrepute".
PC-as-tellybox just not a popular enough idea, it seems
Well, no, I don't think that's true, PC-as-a-tellybox-but-having-to-run-the-whole-of-the-Windows-software-stack-underneath was maybe not as popular...
The Linux based ones were/are much more frugal in their power needs, and will run on minimal hardware, meaning you don't need a big PC with lots of noisy fans running - not really something you want under your telly...
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