257 posts • joined 27 Apr 2011
So Not Impressed
Because it's trivial for the NCA to bust would-be BUYERS of darknet weapons. All they have to do is open a vendor account, sit back and wait for Walter Mitty to bite.
Surely more interesting (and worthy?) targets (no pun intended) for Plod are the darknet firearm SELLERS.
My suspicion is they can't touch them.
Re: Follow the money. @emmanuel goldstein
@Cynic_999 Nice post. If only more people would "get" the bullshit nature of fiat money.
Re: Follow the money.
Brilliant. I've got an even better idea - let's get the authorities to ban the internet. Or computers. Or free will. Then we'd be safe and secure in their thrall and, best of all, we wouldn't have to think at all.
If we're using motoring terms, "dipstick" seems to fit the bill nicely.
Yet another example
The "War on Drugs" strikes again and ruins another life. To me the details of this case are secondary in the sense that he should not have been lumbered with a criminal record in the first place.
Murdoch's media have always been cheerleaders for the prohibition argument and it is a policy that continues to cause far more harm than recreational use of drugs.
All of this is moot if you have rooted your device. Barclays don't do rooted devices.
So - pigs *DO* fly.
On a serious note: why are they even given the budget to operate helicopters? they are eye-wateringly expensive to run and, in plod's hands, a complete waste of OUR money.
Home Depot salesman:
"... and this is the Frankie Vaughan model ..."
You couldn't make it up...
What a bunch of twats.
Apple, I mean!
they're on strike again 07 & 08 September. shouldn't be allowed IMHO
But in 1974, Stephen Hawking and Jacob Berkenstein dispelled that idea
That would be Jacob Bekenstein, you berk.
The perfect story: bacon, lasers and sex.
I would have invested if Lily Cole was involved.
Re: Repeating history
I think he meant that from the point of view of an immigrant from central Europe in the 30s and 40s, Britain was indeed a relatively civilised place. The horrors you mention were dreadful and wicked but were either too distant in time or space so as to render them not really germane to a discussion about European union today.
We need to start again
I'm voting "Leave" to try and hasten the end of the EU in its current trajectory of failure. Like a badly constructed building, sometimes it's better to pull the thing down and start again. Brexit could bring a timely opportunity for Europe (including the U.K.) to build a union that actually works.
I'm waiting for the story about the person who strays into the zone because, er, their GPS doesn't seem to be working properly.
Only if it's AC/DC
Surround yourself with very loud music whilst running encryption calculations. AC/DC seems appropriate.
sorry, this joke has already been made.
Re: What could possibly go wrong?
Things will get tricky for indoor cannabis gardeners. It will be trivial for smart meters to detect the 12 hour on, 12 hour off light cycle required for flowering. For the grows not stealing their power, that is.
I bought a dog from a blacksmith. We got home, and he made a bolt for the door.
Freeman or James?
Re: Very Sloppy Headline Writing
@Richard Jones 1
You're not thinking deeply enough about this issue. What happens when a less benign government rises to power? Imagine how the Nazis would have rubbed their hands with glee given access to this kind of information. It would have made rounding-up "undesirables" so much more efficient. It's not good enough to blithely sit-back and pretend it doesn't matter. It does.
I wonder how long the superdupercomputer will last before it succumbs to some well-meaning but inept "engineer". Last time I was in Cairo, not even the traffic lights worked..
It's a wonderful country with huge charm but a less than stellar record when it comes to looking after stuff.
Re: Congratulations etc.
Even if someone of his calibre did, for some unfathomable reason, choose to live here in Blighty, they'd be so shackled by poor infrastructure, red tape (health and safety alone would be enough), bloated and second-rate local governance and a general lack of imagination that I'd be extremely surprised if they were able to produce a usable rocket, let alone a reusable one!
Re: The idiom demands...
I like it. A sort of binary DOG/CAT weapon. Keep the two components separate and it's relatively safe to transport and store. Once combined though.....
The idiom demands...
The next step is to coral a gigantic number of pigeons to drop the cats among.
The FEDS were fishing for a legal precedent, that is all. The notion that the US lacks the technical ability to crack any mass-prodiced device wide-open is laughable (and scary).
i have a windows 7 pc and have had no nags to upgrade to 10. i run Windows Update regularly. why are they ignoring me? (i'm glad they are!)
That big orange tank has a height of 64.6 metres and a radius of 4.2 metres, for a volume of 1.4304 Olympic-sized swimming pools. More than enough, even allowing for it being subdivided into two tanks - one for the liquid oxygen and one for the liquid hydrogen.
Re: One way to scupper ransomware
is to make the effort to maintain a basic knowledge of OS security.
"Putting the cart ahead of the horse", as you put it, is no bad thing when it comes to possible existential threats. It is surely worth at least coming up with a feasible plan, especially in this case, where AI power could very well explode suddenly, unexpectedly and exponentially.
Re: In the place of guns and masks, this cybercrime organisation used laptops and the internet.
I totally agree with the tone of the OP's comment. And, let's not forget, there is activity going on *inside* the banking sector, and financial markets in general, that is just as deserving of some lengthy prison time.
TOR is also used by people who are unfortunate enough to live in countries governed by repressive and generally unpleasant regimes (the U.K. for instance) that want to restrict access. By blocking TOR traffic, website operators are facilitating this and I think they should think twice before doing so.
Re: Robustness required
With all due respect, RTFA.
A 100Kg probe is not likely to be carrying anything alive, so chat about "Highest survived g force" is not relevant.
So fucking what?
Shock horror - man watches porn in hotel room.
Re: SOUNDS LAME
Hidden services are accessed through a .onion address.
AlphaBay's address is pwoah7foa6au2pul.onion
The phishing site is accessed over the public internet using the URL pwoah7foa6au2pul.me.pn
See the difference. Duh!
I can't be bothered to explain how the secret greeting phrase protocol combats phishing. Trust me, it works.
The HTTP site is cleverly assembled to mimic the login page for Tor and includes a CAPTCHA.
I don't really understand how a site accessed over HTTP could possibly be mistaken for a Tor hidden service.
AlphaBay has an effective anti-phishing counter-measure: all accounts feature a greeting phrase (defined by the user on account set-up) which only the real site displays.
Seeing the very beginning
What's *really* extremely cool about this discovery is that gravitational waves will allow us to observe the opaque early universe (pre recombination). Until now we can only observe back to about 400,000 years after the big bang (post recombination). We will, in theory, be able to observe the singularity itself.
IN OTHER NEWS
Wolf advises sheep on security.
What is death?
Nietzsche put it best:
"The living being is only a species of the dead, and a very rare species."
Vale Marvin Minsky. He argued that free will is a delusion. I have to agree.
Re: Bring your own holdall
but don't get locked inside it.
Re: Of course there is the possibility...
Maybe it was just Kim Jong Un falling out of bed.
Re: ALL YOUR x86 ARE BELONG TO US
nice (fictional) example of this in episode 3 (I think, maybe 4) of "Deutschland 83".
ALL YOUR x86 ARE BELONG TO US
I'm off to buy a typewriter. Happy New Year.
Fascinating lecture, thank you for posting the video.
Literally pissed-up hipsters.
"Physics makes a bit of a comeback as blaster bolts now carry real weight"
Don't really understand that - aren't they energy weapons?. Please can someone explain.
Re: Dosage Xanax
he's only an order of magnitude out. mg not ug.