If he was so easy to identify, why wasn't he stopped long before he'd made $23 million from it?
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Wow that makes me feel old.
I recommend anyone aged about 31 to work out when their own billionth birthday will be and have a party.
Re: Are Cityfibre any good?
> If it's *really* important to you, register a company
Unfortunately it's too late now; they dug a trench under the road and only put "branches" to business premises. I.e. shops and offices. (And council premises.)
As it happens I am self employed so in that sense I am a business, but it doesn't really make my home a business premises.
Re: Are Cityfibre any good?
They also ran right past my door, but apparently they are only interested in "business" customers.
This is a shame, because I'm in a localised not-spot; the cable TV network somehow missed us and BT decided our cabinet was not worthwhile for FTTC.
Re: How well was the PC prepared?
> How well was the PC prepared?
It's not a PC. Look at the picture. It's a little board with a microcontroller on it, It's not in a box.
It has an ARM coretex m3 processor and a load of FPGA logic. Google "SmartFusion2".
"AMD" is a typo, right? Should be "ARM" coretex m3 I think.
If it actually is an AMD (i.e. x86) chip that they've managed to observe in this way I am very impressed.
Re: The usual baloney
> you cannot 'form' or 'produce' uranium
Well you can of course produce uranium from other elements by means of nuclear reactions,
So some will get the impression from this story that there are some newly-discovered "biological nuclear" reactions that produce uranium.
Of course that is false. (It's just too improbable. Beyond "cold fusion".)
What's probably been discovered is that some uranium ores are the result of biological action, in the same way that limestone is a "calcium ore" produced by living organisms.
This definitely shouln't have got past the sub-editor. But it's Friday evening, so they are probably in the pub.
A few people above have said that they refuse to give their email address (or postcode, whatever) when asked for it in a shop. Me too. But has anyone ever witnessed someone else refusing? The place where I'm asked most often is Screwfix, and I've literally never seen anyone else decline to disclose who they are. This despite Screfix, unlike "Tesco Clubcard", not offering any vouchers / discounts etc. in exchange for your data.
Re: Неверная цель, выключите ее
> I'd suspect if they are found it will be a bunch of guys far more
> serious than a GCHQ code breaker knocking on the door.
"If they are found" - no, the real danger is that the actaul perpetrators don't need to be found; they will be tempted to just drop a bomb on some random people in some unpopular country somewhere and claim they were responsible, with some dodgy dossier to prove it. But then, if they actually did bomb the right people, we'll still consider that the dossier was dodgy and not believe them. (Like the Sony hack.). They can't win.
What's the O(n^2) connection?
I thought that in America an "egnineer" was a train driver.
Can we please not have "artists impressions" as the headline images in stories like this?
They distract from the actual science.
Re: Slightly off topic...
> can anyone point me to a guide as to how to Wireshark other
> devices on my LAN via wi-fi.
Your switch needs "port morroring".
I.e. you need an ethernet switch connected to (a) broadband router, (b) wifi acces point, (c) PC, configuured so that port (b) is mirrored to port (c).
This isn't easy if you have a combined wifi+boradband box, as most people do, unless that has a mirroring feature itself (which it probably doesn't). And the cheapest ethernet switches don't have port mirroring.
The alternative is to have two network interfaces on your PC, and to make the PC itself a bridge that the data must traverse between the broadband internet connection and the device of interest.
> As a Rogowski coil results in a time-derivative of the measured
> current, the measured voltage has to be integrated
That's completely doomed if there is any significant DC component in the load, e.g. if there are devices with half-wave rectifiers, or full-wave rectifiers that are asymetric in some way.
To be fair they do have significant advantages over current transformers, i.e. linearity. And a good electronic meter should be more accurate than a mechanical one. But a cost-reduced electronic meter can clearly be crap.
Re: @Phil Endecott
> (Do you even know what USENET is/was?)
Very much so, I was there.
> The point is that its not that easy to catch and shut down.
These guys were selling their services to legitimate businesses. You catch them by asking the businesses that are promoted in the emails who they paid to send them. Much easier to prove in court if you have a witness who says "we paid them to do it", rather than evidence involving IP addresses.
The aspect that I find disappointing is that he was in business for long enough to make a million dollars before he got stopped.
Ideally, I'd get one spam email and forward it to the authorities who would act immediately to shut down whoever sent it. In practice, the reaction to such reports is "you probably signed up for their spam but forgot".
Re: IPv6 usage soaring?
> ISPs which have enabled ipv6 like Sky and BT.
Well, BT have recently enabled it for users who have their newest router. Mine is 5 years old, and is unlikely to be replaced any time soo; it says: "IPv6 will be disabled on your BT Home Hub and BT Broadband Network until supported by future services"
I'm quite impressed that only 1 in 10,000 of the recipients replied.
I'm more interested in 2.5G / 5G. Any news on that?
Right now the bastet and adventure demos are working for me but nano is down.
They have deliberately low max-session limits...
I did consider doing persistent sessions, but on reflection I decided that it's better to do that at the next layer down i.e. using screen. Then configure Anyterm to invoke screen, rather than "ssh localhost". I should probably mention that in the docs.
There is no sensible way to do key-based auth. One-time passwords of some sort might be the best alternative. TBH it's fundamentally not well suited to situations needing more than modest security.
It's now 11 years since I wrote Anyterm, the first terminal-on-a-web-page:
There are some demos there, but you'll probably crash it if you all try at once.
It's open-source (GPL) and still maintained - I just added IPv6 support a few days ago.
For those of you asking "why", the main answer is so that people who find themselves behind an http-only firewall can still do command-line stuff on external machines.
My implementation was largely constrained by the technology available at the time (and the code still has lots of work-arounds for hopefully long-since-fixed browser bugs). It should be much easier to do today if you start from scratch.
Realistically, few people are going to follow this sort of advice and throw away products that, as far as they are concerned, are still working correctly.
So what is the real-world solution, that allows the net to function smoothly despite billions of vulnerable devices being attached to it?
Re: Quote from the video
"I am curious. How many foreign sextortionists have been convicted targeting for UK citizens?"
Maybe some; according to http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38150313 :
"Last year more than 40 arrests were made in the Philippines in relation to sextortion and there is one ongoing international prosecution connected to one of the suicides reported this year."
Anyone else read that as Mumsnet?
I was hoping it would be a sea plane, or better still an airship!
(Friedrichshafen was the base of the Zeppelin operation.)
VW Dieselgate engineer sings like a canary: Entire design team was in on it – not just a few bad apples, allegedly
Re: It seem to me
I think the point is that a *petrol* engine could meet the standards.
Or possibly they were setting the standard based on what would be acceptable healthwise.
Isn't that the playboy logo, in greenand without the bow tie?
It's using the CNTs to form a coherer, isn't it!
Does anyone understand the bit about using "phonons" to docohere? Old coherers needed some sort of vibrator to do that.
It seems to show sun, moon and earth with spacings that correspond to an annular eclipse - but then bends the lines so that it shows a total eclipse.
Re: A big mistakes in this article...
No, not fixed; you start talking about "the australian contract`' in para 6, but don't say what it is until the penultimate paragraph.
Unexpected Item In The Bagging Area => PUNCH THE SCREEN
Unexpected Item in The Bagging Area + Sad Face => "Aw How Cute"
Recent Dilbert - Wally has replaced himself with a chatbot.
There is someone on the planet who is worse at tetris then me....
But he's surely better at soldering!
Re: Use the all purpose tool
By that logic, the entire article could be simplified to "Neo Technology has released Neo4j 3.0" and we could just use Google to find out the rest.
Some clue what "neo4j" is in e.g. the first paragraph might be useful.
Did I miss page 2?
Why is this 700kg shipment going to the US? What are they going to do with it? Why are they happy to take it? What's this about "cancer curing uranium" in exchange?
You can buy a widget to turn an ice axe into a selfie stick.
Unfortunately not vice-versa.
Re: it's so easy
My approach is to type
SELECT * FROM IMPORTANT_TABLE WHERE ATTRIBUTE = SOMEVALUE
cursor up ^a^d^d^d^d^d^d^d^dDELETE
Dabs was truely the worst customer service I ever got from any retailer ever.
Many of the others I won't buy from because of the constant deluge of spam that continues daily a decade after I bought from them just once.
I've recently stopped buying from Amazon after they charged me £70 for "prime" that I didn't ask for (presumably I forgot to not un untick the 'no, I do yes not no do don't want to not not not join' box).
It's a shame there doesn't seem to be a retailer who can just get it right.
(Apple and John Lewis work OK, but they obviously don't sell everything.)
Re: They gave him their password
In your car insurance example, the insurance company are not saying that stealing the car was legal because of where you left your keys; they're only saying that they won't pay out. The theif, if caught, would still be convicted.
Re: "behavioural marketing automation software"
> I don't much care which one wins, and rather hope that both lose.
I think I first heard that said re Mohamed al Fayed and Nigel Hamilton.
“We want to send a clear message to other firms that this type of law-breaking will not pay.'
On the contrary, the message seems to be that you can make a million pounds and keep £650,000 of it.
The fine is less than 1p per call, which is even more pathetic than the other recent ones. As a start, I'd like to raise it to at least as much as the fines for littering, parking etc.
And temperature! Don't forget temperature! Charles' law and all that.
Maybe we need an el reg "standard temperature and pressure" ? Suggestions? Improvements on; "as warm and squashed as a good boozer on a Friday afternoon".
How about this idea:
"You trustees are each sentenced to a fine of £100,000, suspended for 10 years.
"During those ten years you will be supervised by a probation officer who will make unannounced visits to your premises. If they find that you are storing your patient data in a system from which it may be copied-and-pasted or otherwise exported in bulk, or if they find that your email system is configured to allow messages to be sent to large numbers of recipients without multiple levels of confirmation and a time-delay, you will be liable to pay the fine in full."
Less than £2 per call. Pathetic.
> Apple created and gave OpenCL to Khronos back in 2009
But the more recent data point is that they created Metal in 2015 and kept it as an Apple-only technology.
> has its high-level SceneKit and SpriteKit as proprietary APIs up where most
> developers now hang out.
Not developers who are trying to write portable code.
I fear Apple is unlikely to support this, as they have their "metal" language which does a similar thing. So for cross-platform development, you're probably still stuck with OpenGL.
Legislating about this is as likely to change anything as increasing the fine for littering.
For once, a technological solution might be the most effective. Presumably the military must have some ideas; they must have worked out that dazzling your opponent with a laser was a good idea long ago, and worked out how to protect themselves against it.
Re: Not much sympathy
> isn't USB to serial port completely standard (like day 1, first line of USB protocol specs).
No - though I can understand why you might think it would be. See http://www.usb.org/developers/docs/devclass_docs/ for a list of classes of device that are standardised.
Any entries from employees of VW ?