Re: "as robust and secure as a kitten crossing a motorway"
Quote of the year wrt IoT.
187 posts • joined 26 Jan 2011
Quote of the year wrt IoT.
It'll be a fight between Pluto, Goofy, Mickey and Minnie. :p
I have a feeling that Wor-Wic Community College was named by someone who heard of Warwick University, but didn't know how to pronounce it.
Rather than trying to spend a large amount of time and money fighting piracy, there should be more efforts in fighting the scourge that is ransom encrypting malware. The losers in piracy are the movie and music studios. The losers in those ransomware attacks are the ordinary people and also hospitals and other critical places.
I have a Nook e-book reader. I bought a few books from the Nook store. However, when Nook decided to close down its online book store, it meant that the books that I paid for were no longer available and were going to be wiped from my system if I connected it to the Internet. I had to download a special software to remove the DRM from my paid books.
This is what I HATE about DRM.
Lawsuits In Motion as a stand in for RIM?
As above, do Skype phones work on the new system?
Who gets the money?
Considering how badly Microsoft software crashes, e.g. Blue Screen of Death, I have a feeling that Microsoft based robots will for no reason suddenly fall over crashing everywhere.
If they have Linux, then hopefully we can remove the backdoor junk that is installed on Lenovo computers.
I had my Yahoo Mail address book hacked and so people in my address book had spam emails sent to them. I had created the password using Keepass then. I had to change my password again after that breach. Would this be related to the hack, or is this something else?
I always "paint" white on top of number plates rather than blurring them. I guess that is immune to the algorithm.
This is why you have insurance, to cover you for failure. You should have read the small print Spacecom.
How come Foxit Reader has become 46 Megabytes??? It used to be so much smaller! The default install is now over 100 Megabytes!!!! I had to deselect all the options for just a basic pdf viewer. They have removed the real reason we loved Foxit. It used to be fast and small. I will have to find an alternative!
Duck tape will have an echo. ;)
We are all doomed! Trying to get everything to install applications from the Internet is a disaster waiting to happen!
Israel has been at Eurovision for donkeys years.
I had deleted many Android software because they had permission creep. They had a few permissions, and then added more. Another set of software that I refused to update was a calculator that seemed to need access to the phone. It used to be excellent until they decided to team up with a phone answering company that basically hijacks your phone when it rings.
I have increasingly had to delete software. Probably one of the most useful software I have installed on my Android mobile is No Root Firewall. It has stopped me from getting adverts for many installed software. :)
I am sure that if the United States or any of the "Western" countries had lost that money, then SWIFT would have acted a LOT sooner.
So, what will happen to those banks that have lost a great deal of money? Bangladesh isn't a particularly rich country. That amount of money leaves a huge dent in their purse.
I noticed that many of the job agencies would advertise entry level jobs, and yet ask for many years of experience of using so many different packages and programming languages.
I am at university now doing Postgraduate studies. I sometimes have a few classes with the Bachelor students. I have noticed that some of them didn't want to do any programming!!!!
I sometimes wish that I had studied more computer science in my Bachelor course. I hope my Postgraduate course helps.
Could we have a full list of the domain suffixes owned by these domain registrars? This way everyone can avoid using them. :)
If you are really desperate, you could run Windows as a Virtual machine under Linux, which can be used to run your Windows only software if Wine doesn't help.
Sorry, but does this mean that we all have to change our Google, Microsoft and Yahoo passwords?
Yahoo deal with email. If the Daily Fail take over Yahoo, how would we know whether the Yahoo services that are currently running will still be available? I have a feeling that Daily Fail will take over services that it feels are profitable and remove those that are making a loss. Therefore things like Yahoo Mail and Flickr may suffer.
When will The Register stop using Flash for videos?
Some may complain "Why are people publishing details of exploits?" Thing is, I have a feeling that governments and *cough* NSA *cough* have probably been using these exploits.
This is why using computer communications worry me. There is no way to keep a secret. :(
Really??? Why is the coin dated 2014?
Why not just visit m.facebook.com ?
The only thing is that you don't get audio notifications of when you get a message.
Maybe one of the options for the requirements specification should be:
"Use an operating system that is guaranteed security updates for the life of the physical system at no or minimal extra cost, assuming at least 15 years."
I remember they always insisted on me sending them Word versions of my CV. I wanted to send them PDF for security reasons (although I do know about the problems with Adobe!). Maybe if Word refuses to run macros, it will be better. Otherwise, it should sandbox them so then it cannot access any other files.
The problem with Open Access at the moment is the number of predatory journals that are about. There are websites that claim to list predatory journals, but I have heard that some of those websites had secret payments.
What we need is someone well known and reputable like the Wellcome Trust to create open access journals that we can submit to. Predatory journals request large sums of money and they claim to have papers proof read and so on, but they don't.
Isn't this basically GIGO??? Twitter is full of garbage!
I think if you can get it to interface with an Arduino, then you can get a really good system to run as a robot controller with the Pi doing the processing and the Ardruino interfacing with sensors.
By the way, what is the speed of the latest Raspberry Pi like? Is it like a Celery or an Atom or faster?
What they need is a course on how to use computers and the Internet safely. They don't need a full blown computer course in coding. Maybe the bit about project planning and requirements that are needed in other fields.
It seems that the lawyers are the winners in all of this. They must have been raking in fortunes from Apple and Samsung.
I think the lawyers and managers should be sued for encouraging such behaviour. So, can we have a summarised list of the patents that have been accepted and rejected? I have lost track of them.
With all these competing IoT foundations and what have you, we are going to have a big mess. Most of the effort will be spent on making their standards as sexy as possible. This will mean there may be a half hearted effort at security. All the networking experts will be working in a fragmented fashion and so the eventual winner will be so full of security holes (as the current crop) that it will be like Swiss Cheese.
Depending upon how much effort each foundation spent, there may be a time when they will not want to collaborate. So, the basic advice for end users is to wait and see. You may find out that you have absolutely no need for this IoT rubbish. :-)
I have decided to block adverts for a few reasons:
* There are so many adverts on a page that use up valuable bandwidth.
* I had enough of those adverts that have flashing graphics.
* There have been too many dodgy adverts serving malware.
If those issues are resolved with a simple text based advert that is clearly marked and that does not download any other content or involve stealing logins, then maybe the site will be given the green light. Until that time, I will use my adblocking plugin.
It is up to the advertising community to clean up its act.
I think I better start downloading my emails. I feel a tad worried. I have been using the same email since 2005.
I am a bit confused. Why did the Palo Alto Research Team create Xbot?
There is so much effort being spent on getting video pirates blocked or arrested. However, nothing is being done to stop scammers. If they spent as much effort on protecting the ordinary folks instead of the very rich film industry, then it would gain more support from the public.
It seems that fighting crime is only done to satisfy the rich.
Thank you. So it seems that the media decided to talk about Facebook which just updated an old paper today. So the whole media circus were gathering around Facebook, while Google had their paper published today that is so much superior. However, the media were talking about Facebook.
I am a bit confused. The Internet news websites insist that it was Facebook who was doing the work, yet you have mentioned it was Google. So, who did the work?
You got me worried for a moment! I thought you were talking about the Tory MP.
This brings back memories... I had a PC Chips motherboard. Was livid to find out that it had fake cache. The next upgrade I did was to an Asus P5a. :)
Will they be able to prosecute those who make up caller ID numbers? We had many calls from those who use incomplete phone numbers in the Caller ID. They all seem to be selling PPI or are ambulance chasers.
Is it possible to give a link to the Youtube video so then we don't have to use Flash? Thanks
I know that some people will say "But she should have known that this was a scam!"
When someone who has not had love for a long time suddenly finds someone who claims to love them, then I guess they want it to be true. They are vulnerable and are not in the right state of mind to think properly.
Although what gets me is that she had two people who claimed to love her? They are nasty vile thugs who are preying on the vulnerable. They are in the same league as those who fleece the elderly for so called jobs needed in or around the house.
awww It would have been great to see the Z80 as I was using Z80 machines.
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