Re: Bent coat-hanger and curtain wire
I have seen a vacuum cleaner being used to suck a line (for later cable pulling) through ducting. My flabber was truly gasted at the speed it achieved.
182 posts • joined 25 Mar 2011
Use of the term 'partition' because it has colonialist connotations - disks will now be divided into 'spaces' (some of which might be safe)
Use of the term 'device driver' because it implies a lack of choice on the part of the device - the new term is 'device facilitator' which will enable dialogues on an equal basis between operating system and hardware device.
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You can put the Brillo pad away - although I don't pay much attention to US politics, I think a more accurate translation would be a lunatic party making a campaign promise to build a $20bn wall funded by France, winning minority government, and then trying to get Parliament to approve a budget that includes $20bn for a wall. It's not what was originally promised.
That "security by obscurity" phrase, although a red rag to an infosec bull, actually reads like a comment on the status quo rather than a desirable goal. All he's saying is that the software isn't widely used enough to attract much malevolent attention, which is quite probably true.
There's another way to use a 3x3 grid - Iain M. Banks' Marain (http://trevor-hopkins.com/banks/a-few-notes-on-marain.html).
But I'm confused by "You've just created a cypher that very few folks will be able to decode easily (if at all)" - isn't that just a substitution cipher? While strong passwords should render frequency analysis unprofitable, relying on that to keep secrets written in your native language seems potentially risky, depending on the audience. Or am I missing something?
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