Bill Hicks said it best
I do click on the odd ad on this website just to keep you in pennies as I am nice like that
151 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
Bill Hicks said it best
I do click on the odd ad on this website just to keep you in pennies as I am nice like that
I think IOT should be renamed to IOVT
Internet of Vulnerable Things
more accurate and should bring some worry with it
Are you saying a vegan would die from eating a fiver with a trace of amount of tallow ?
if not then comparing them to someone with a deadly peanut allegy or someone who is a coeliac is a fallacy
I am no expert in this sort of thing so feel free to call me out
you are Richard Hollis, I claim my free beer
if you aren't then his presentation called "dance band on the titanic" sums it up nicely
Until security is seen as something with value outside if the IT/security community it ain't gonna happen
forcing companies to declare breaches like they do in the US would be a good place to start.
At least it would show it is much more common that is perceived
the landing bit was just a test wasn't it ?
so even if it failed it was a success as they will have learnt something. for example one of the lessons learnt from beagle was to have data transmitted back during the descent so if anything went wrong then the team would have something to analyse, like what name it gave that noise or the large thing coming up to meet it and if it pondered whether the thing was friendly or not
is there a security bolt on that hasn't been compromised or shown to have vulns ?
So the OS is insecure and the tools we add on to add security are also insecure.
Governments pay for vulns to not be released as they are equiv to weapons in cyber warfare
products are pushed out the door with security as an after thought, users/consumers don't understand, don't care until they are bleating about losing money or being blackmailed
sounds like I need to change career to something with cybersec in the job title and ride the gravy train to retirement
Richard Hollis "Dance band on the titanic" sums it up nicely, a summary of his points is below
data storage security isn't a problem, just get one of those ransomware products run it on the servers you are storing the data on and buy the decryption key
simple and cheap
I'll get my coat, its the one that been stolen
I only use these voice commands for making phone calls in the car.
I had to make an alias for my wife as every time I tried calling her by name the phone tried to dial the chap I bought my car from
So I now say "call my wife" and that seems to work. Not bothered with them for anything as if they cannot be relied upon to make a phone call on a phone then more complex tasks would just add to my level of frustration
the home of Weetabix is Burton Latimer isn't it not Kettering.
I have relatives who live there and the Weetabix factory is on the left as you drive in
I though 12000 calories per day whilst training was if you were in the arctic circle ?
I know sweet FA about this though so probably wrong
“the DCC is a secure, national network for smart meters which is currently being built.”
with millions of insecure wifi hotspots and/or unpatched vulnerable entry points,
I mean, what could possibly go wrong ?
can't non payers already be cut off ?
Doesn't the energy supplier have to jump through some legal hoops first like proving the cut off won't cause any harm ?
doesn't the Government spokesperson's statement at the end contradict the finding of the court ?
Or have I misread it ?
Holland is one of the safest road network in Europe apparently, really this is just another car crashing into a tree killing the driver. This normally would only get mentioned in local press if at all.
I guess as it is a Tesla it makes for a story.
for info on tempest
try and get an invite to a demo to see its worth :-)
Until people make buying choices based on security then this will continue to be the case.
People might start to care if they understood that but at the moment the sales is done before the individual know their P&J is so easily stolen.
Maybe insurance companies should start assessing the security of cars to decide on the risk of theft and then adapt premiums. If I was an underwriter I would be ramping up premiums on VAG cars until the manufacturer fixed the issue and had it independently tested.
Really high insurance helped kill the hot hatch for a while until security got better.
this is bound to happen we have a precedent with people believing sat nav over their own eyes.
There will always be stupid people, or people who make stupid decisions. It is a problem of driver education and that tendency of people to think well it was ok last time I pushed the boundary so this time I will push it a bit more.
plus some people will watch the advert and not read the Ts & Cs or the manual, leading to issues like this.
Not sure how to mitigate it maybe more driver education or some a new owners courses to make sure they understand the limitations of the new shiny better , and also making sure any frivolous lawsuits are called out as such.
i guess when it is reported that the driver is an idiot that won't capture the headlines in quite the same way.
"Electing the European Commission may not be a plebiscite but it is just the same as voting for a MP whose political party has decided that an off-shore money-laundering, tax-dodging toff should be Prime Minister whether you like it or not, only to ditch him barely a year later in favour some other imbecilic, dough-faced cunt."
made me laugh out loud
happy Friday beer etc
Does anyone except me think it is a good thing that we can work anywhere in Europe ?
Why is the discussion always about "them" coming over here ?
"We" can go over "there"
please can someone convert the risk to micromorts ?
google CESG and TEMPEST
As we all know a million to one shot will succeed nine times out of ten
This is a particularly unnerving statement
“We bring the internet to the car. The driver should get all the information he needs while he is driving."
All the info the driver needs for driving comes from the windows, the seat, the wheel, the instruments, the pedals, the sounds and the mirrors not the fucking internet.
Everything else is not important , nice to have at best.
this language in these articles always annoys me
"Glycidamide is one of the main metabolites resulting from this process and the most likely cause of the gene mutations and tumours seen in animal studies"
How likely is most likely ?
please quantify the actual risk of injesting acrylamide so we can make an informed choice rather than just the usual you are all going to die fat and lonely unless you stop now
I am reading this at work trying to not to weep at my desk. I love his books and need to reread them.
Another vote for Guards Guards as an intro
for an IT angle what about the troll in the freezer whose intelligence increases as the temperature drops ?
I particularly love small gods.
If driving a car is banned then all motorsport will disappear as there would be no drivers which would make me sad.
have a curry ,
then your required dosage of beer ,
then another curry
Curry preventing alcoholism as it reduces the bad memories that alcohol promotes.
further research required to find the happy medium.
every time someone mentions the Elon hyperloop I think of the Simpsons Monorail episode
as long as it is a million to one chance it cannot fail
"but the GCHQ boss told FT that internet users would welcome a little surveillance"
I assume this is because these internet users assume that the surveillance would be of others, you know the bad people, not me, why would they be interested in me etc
I expect a different answer to the question "do you mind if the intelligent services look at everything (including your cat videos and emails ) and target based on what they find ?"
I understand the intelligence services need to look at stuff, as long as a suitable methods of control and monitoring of their activities such as limited warrants are in place. It seems the internet is a bad place thing is still rumbling around , a spade can be used to dig holes and cave in people's heads, of course "bad" people use the internet because people use the internet. The security services need to change the way they do things to meet the challenges around them and stop trying to take rights away to make their job easier. I am not saying this is easy and I do not have a solution but taking rights away is not the answer, the rights were put in place for a reason, those reasons are still valid.
sometimes makes me wonder how a publication such as the Daily Mail can call itself a newspaper and not a gossip rag given the balance of the content.
Mind you the comments pages on Daily Mail articles gives an interesting insight in to the open mindedness of the readership , such an outpouring of bile, it makes for difficult reading.
yes , but this about breasts and stuff...
Does heat magazine outsell the times yet ?
anyho, I imagine the main reason the celebs are miffed is that they cannot monetize the images now as they are already out there so the fall back of lads mags to re-stimulate a floundering career and pave the way for a reality tv show has had to be temporarily shelved.
you comment should have read
"As GCHQ is part of the Civil Service broad policy decision are made by senior managers trying to empire build and protect their own jobs/departments/budgets and not by the grafters at the bottom of the pile."
not to mention statements by ministers in parliament that the civil servants have to deliver on which also provide for empire building opportunities mostly to counter or capitalise on Daily Mail headlines.
I imagine it went along the lines of
<Oz regulator> block this ip
<ISP> but that will cut off many innocent websites
<Oz regulator> don't you know who I am , do as I say or there will be consequences, think of the children, it is your legal duty to obey etc etc
<ISP> ok but it is your responsibility ...
"the romans they go the house ?????
whats that supposed to mean"
those about to fly salute you (I don't know latin)
I think a femtobarn was for sale in kensington for £54,000,
suitable for a professional couple apparently
mines the one with the mass giving pockets....ta
Personally I think the secondhand patent market should be killed, patents for inventor only, they should not be saleable items.
On driverless cars as a committed petrol head I like the idea of people who see cars simply as a means of transport having an option that gives them the convenience of a car without the hassles of ownership.
i want to own a car as I like cars but if I could have access to a driverless car for commuting or social trips, or even family hoildays (including family camping which might fall outside of the use case) then I could have a wet ware driven car for fun,
This would make me happy, though making me happy probably won't lead to global success.
“By combining demand, on behalf of Central Government departments and the wider public sector, Crown Commercial Service has demonstrated the benefits of government working as a single customer to achieve best value for the taxpayer, whilst continuing to build good working relationships with our technology suppliers.”
or in other words,
due to the inability of the civil service to make a decision we have had to deal a large deal with a big incumbent
maybe should have said
"live in peace in Europe, except the balkans cos they are mental "
I have added that to my favorite websites of all time
so I see my retirement in 20 years being contracting as infra arch /sysadmin at exorbitant rates to fund my dreams of classic sportscar racing,
though on a more sensible note I have been experiencing more customers just thinking that infrastructure is easy because that complexity is hidden to an extent by cloud. They fail to grasp that setting up an ipad is different to building systems across geographically diverse data centers servicing 10s or 100s of thousands of users will multiple conflicting requirements. This lack of understanding may lead to a future full of opportunity or it may not.
awesome use of school resources,
well done to the head for supporting this,
well done to the kid for putting it together and sourcing the gear from industry, that shows nouse and initiative
surely just a couple of fanboi icons , one of a yurt or windmill , the other of a factory or oil rig for example
summed it up in an unrelated quote that applies to to this situation , for those unfamiliar here is it
"there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don't know."
this article describes one thing going from known unknown to known known,
How many other known unknowns are there ?
which proportion are positive feedback and which negative ?
as always with climate science it is a developing science which makes it a risky business making definitive statements and as climate is a complex system reducing these complexities to soundbites also leads to trouble and much bollocks.
I , for one, am convinced of one thing, climate is changing, as to the rest more info and analysis needed
a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence.
"legislation to stiffen penalties for persons convicted of hate crimes"
not a hate crime, just a crime
I could be interested in one if
1) it costs less than £100
2) it works with any android phone
otherwise not bothered
I didn't see that one coming
all your eye belong to us
"Abadie has said she wears her Glass headset all the time, even when not using it"
during sex ? in the shower ?
enquiring minds need to know
Infra red HUD available in CAdillacs in 2000 and 2001,
I remember it being reviewed by Top Gear
use this to ask your MP
I have used it in the past and got a written reply from the MP in question so , it has worked at least once !