Re: Not knowing who or what KH is
I think of her as a white version of Abu Qatada ,or "Abu Hopkins" for short. Try it, it fits.
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I think of her as a white version of Abu Qatada ,or "Abu Hopkins" for short. Try it, it fits.
Ah, a story from Russia Today. No mention of the firm being run by Nazi sympathisers?
Perhaps we could have an icon for "the old fix-it-yourself chestnut", which would be ideal for comments like this. I'd draw one myself but have a headache, and am a bit busy trying to recreate paracetamol from the open-source description of the molecule. I have no expertise in the area, but all you need is the source, right?
I have literally never managed to get PulseAudio working. Not once, and I have tried four times (because Alsa is a pain to configure, and because Pulse allegedly offers a BlueTooth audio sink that I covet).
All these installs are on headless machines, which is the problem as doing anything Pulse without it being owned by a user logged in at the console is discouraged and (it seems) untested. FWIW I've been using Linux as my primary OS since 1995 (Redhat Mothers Day FTW). If I try to bend this OS to do my bidding, it almost always works.
PS. Seconding Kiwi's sentiment above, AC has it nicely summed up.
I'm sorry, did you say you go to the bathroom, touch your laptop and feel a chock? I don't think you should be concerned, that's supposed to be there. But your spelling does need improvement.
There's some very interesting reading on the politics surrounding the Irish Partition back in the 20's by the Liberal government under Lloyd George. The Liberals were trying to reform the House Of Lords and needed the support of the Irish MPs, and home rule was the price they would have to pay for it.
This would have included the 6 counties in the north, but the protestants there were whipped into a fervour by none other than... the Tories, specifically Andrew Bonar Law. Here's an excerpt from one of his speeches in Belfast in which he's basically advocating military uprising.
In our opposition to them we shall not be guided by the considerations or bound by the restraints which would influence us in an ordinary constitutional struggle. We shall take the means, whatever means seem to us most effective, to deprive them of the despotic power which they have usurped and compel them to appeal to the people whom they have deceived. They may, perhaps they will, carry their Home Rule Bill through the House of Commons, but what then? I said the other day in the House of Commons and I repeat here that there are things stronger than Parliamentary majorities…
Before I occupied the position which I now fill in the Party, I said that in my belief if an attempt were made to deprive these men of their birthright as part of a corrupt Parliamentary bargain, they would be justified in resisting such an attempt by all means in their power, including force. I said it then, and I repeat now with a full sense of the responsibility which attaches to my position, that in my opinion, if such an attempt is made, I can imagine no length of resistance to which Ulster can go in which I should not be prepared to support them…
as I recall he also encouraged the marching folk to perhaps consider training and marching with weapons, because, y'know, it may come in handy. The rest, sadly, it history. Lovely man all round,
So the current DUP shenanigans have some precedent.
Incidentally much of this ill-recalled truthiness comes from the excellent book "The Strange Death Of Liberal England", which I picked up presuming it was about the recent death of Liberal England, when in fact it was about the last one. Some 95 years have passed, but it's basically the same story.
You're thinking New Zealand. No ship is allowed in unless it is declared to have no nuclear weapons or nuclear power, which is why the Yanks haven't been welcome since the mid 80s
You have managed to completely invert the situation Snorlax.
It's not Linus "expecting people to work for free" (no doubt because of the billions he rakes in selling Linux, for nothing). Most of the patches are from firms, because they make use of Linux (which is free, remember) for their own benefit, or to ensure it runs on the hardware they sell. Or do you think Intel and IBM are just being altruistic?
...and this push into cloud-based apps...
Removing sudo is only half the solution - I've gone one step further and deleted the root user altogether. This is working fine, although I confess I am struggling to log in at the moment as "sshd" doesn't seem to be listening on 22...
It also claims that, in an effort to discredit the woman, Alexander went to Delhi and managed to obtain her private medical records.
I find this the most bizarre part, if true. Forget Uber: what could motivate an individual to do this? Where was the moment he paused for a minute and though "no, this is probably the wrong thing to do". I hope he was exactly 100% convinced she was lying, because even at 99.9% a little warning bell should have triggered that he was about to do something he wasn't going to feel good about.
I'm sure Mr Alexander isn't actually a psychopath, but there's at least a trace of psychopathy here, surely?
You open your comment by suggesting a politician would "have to" stand by their manifesto, and yet somehow expect to be taken seriously? I don't think politics is your strong suit, friend.
They're going about it all wrong. Why try to build a vacuum underground when we already have a perfectly good vacuum in space? Just run the pipe 100km above the earth and there's no need for an expensive tunnel.
So, who's investing then?
I hope they have their sunblock:
I think the name you're struggling to remember was Colin Powell
It's not an airline by any chance?
You have to factor in the Mails need to pont the blame at someone foreign. Allow for that and it all makes more sense. Surprised they did t accuse him of eating a Swan for good measure.
I suppose on the plus side, the Russians have little incentive to hack our submarines to launch a first strike against Russia. Although now I've written that, I can't help but wonder...
Having built a multi-hull boat in a too-small shed, I can confirm that accidentally building it around a central pillar is something that can easily wake you from a dream at 3am :-)
You crazy kids with your wacky ideas. Why don't you go off and rediscover functional programming for a bit and leave the comments for the big boys.
Upvoted, because it's so absurd it has to be parody. Doesn't it?
.... aaaaand my Ali-G reference was wasted.
Does class A guarantee that they is better quality? For real, is that the one that actually makes you fly?
> That's something which would usually happen as part of the trial proceedings
Exactly. By his own hand, Mr. Assange will never be "the man found innocent of rape". He will always be "the man that avoided the question of whether he was innocent of rape", until the end of his days.
That's fairly long winded, I'm sure it will be shortened to "Possible Rapist Julian Assange" over time.
Ps. I note his tweet: "Detained for 7 years without charge while my children grew up and my name was slandered. I do not forgive or forget.” There is no doubt, he really is a first-rate cock.
The State you are entering does not have to let you in, even if you do have a passport for that country.
Are you sure about that one? I'm pretty sure they do, even if it's just to take you straight to jail.
PS - on a related note, a friend of mine found when she got her laptop back after a search at LAX that they'd given her the wrong one! Unfortunately she didn't notice until she was back in the UK. The woman who had hers got in touch (via Apple) and I believe the two machine are winging past eachother on UPS flights as I type.
I even had to look up what a .emz was (gzipped .emf)
Am I the only one happy with one security step, provided it's a 2FA token with a pin? More than that feels a bit belt-and-braces to me.
Message at 15:14: "hi all just arrived at LAX, long queue, homeland security checking laptops. Hope we don't miss our connection lol xxxx"
Message at 17:30: "No Homeland Security we not checking laptops. We, er, they were simply enforcing security of the United States Of America, Land Of The Free and did not force me to hand over social media login passwords at any point. Also they were very courteous and handsome."
Message at 17:35: "funny I don't remember writing that last message, have I been hacked??!?!"
Message at 17:36: "Yes I definitely did write that. Apologies, nothing to see here, move along. I see I am posting from the LAX Airport Hilton. BRB"
Couldn't agree more with most of this, although I'm not sure measuring the effectiveness of the impact of fake stories by "engagement" (whatever that is) is reliable. I've had a few mates quote me the "donald trump said if was going to run, it would be as a republican" one - people that would probably know better in general. They might not have clicked on it, but it certainly registered.
This stuff does have an impact, which is why it matters that facebook is going to do cock all except offer a "here's ten crazy ways to improve your critical thinking they don't want you to know" type guidance (am I the only one that finds their form-factor a tad ironic?)
Christ, Is Worstall writing for Forbes now?
You're quoting the Daily Mail and a former UKIP press officer. Not to say you're not right, but both of those sources are demonstrably more interested in grinding axes than reporting facts, and I have to discount them.
Not you, downvoter. No beer for you!
I have to say I am heartened by the fact that most of the commenters here have read the paper and are, largely, underwhelmed by the threat this will pose to our privacy. Very little waving of arms (in both senses of the word) and lots of "but this only applies to encryption applied by telecom providers, nothing to see here".
Buy your sensible, rational selves a beer, you deserve it.
In the UK at least, it's illegal to transmit encrypted content over the radio - if you're using a broadcast channel, eg. VHF, then it must be cleartext. I'm a bit hazy on the source of this info but that's how I remember it. I'm sure there must be a HAM here to back this up?
I was installing a new server recently with systemd. I was mucking around with the mounts in /etc/fstab, but for some reason the mount command wasn't picking them up. Turned out I had to request systemd reload the file by running "systemctl daemon-reload".
This isn't a question of a "fossilized admin" such as myself having to learn new things - it's simply poor design. Caching the contents of a small text file that is likely to change is the kind of idiocy I would associate with sendmail - it's pointless from an optimisation point of view, and only add to the complexity of the process. A simple text file read on demand has now become an on-disk representation of some internal datamodel which I have to manage manually. There is no problem solved by doing this, only a problem created.
That's one example, I'm sure there are others. Maybe systemd does solve some great horny issue but it has, and indeed necessarily must, introduce a bunch of others that have been ill thought out. Change for change sake, as someone has already pointed out.
In an insolvency, the first dibs on the companies assets go to pay the involvency firm, the second to the taxman, then from memory it's staff (non-directors) salaries, and so on down the list until way, way down at the bottom of the list - trade creditors, which is what any contractors working through Plutus are.
I imagine if the Oz Revenue Dept. felt they were owed something by Plutus it would follow this same pecking order, and most likely the contractors will see fuck all of their money. I do hope I'm proved wrong on this.
Why are you constantly banging on about r-types and k-types in your comments?
Indeed. I think I said at the time "I wonder what Andrew Orlowski will have to say about this, assuming he survives his apoplectic stroke."
So my understanding is that "proper journalists" check their sources, verify their facts before their editors let them run the story. That's how it was supposed to work, at least. Then along comes the internet, and suddenly every angry basement dweller can publish an opinion as fact and fairly rapidly it all goes to shit. And now, the solution for this is - more opinions from basement dwellers? I suppose if all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail.
Doesn't mean workers vote Labour. I predict a largish swing to the Lib Dems in the "employed counties" and turnout lower everywhere else, because really what's the point?
PS. Can I also add that hope that the Labour party hurry up and split already? In their current form they're no use to anyone. Enough infighting - split into two and do your fighting at the polling booth like everyone else.
Er, I think you'll find the IOC is not well known for taking a strong stand on moral issues in the host country. A sentence which may just win me the "understatement of the year" prize.
Why give your brother-in-law a spare key when you can just generate him one?
Obviously it needs to be signed by a trusted CA, or you can run your own with openssl, provided you can store the CA key offline securely (make sure you back up the storage). And obviously you need to be sure that you're using a modern hash algorithm, SHA2 probably. And, of course, you've got to ensure he's using a strong password on his keychain. And watch for side-channel attacks when you generate the key. But, on the whole I think you'll find an RSA key much more convenient.
Luckily for the UK, if the F35 it turns out not to work then our new £6bn carriers will just switch to another carrier launched plane, of which there are several. After all, it's not like our carriers can only launch one type of combat aircraft is it? Because that would be just silly.
Jesus, now you've spoiled the remake too. Enough!
May may try to play poker, but with 28 players, it could become a Russian roulette
May I propose that we rename Russian Roulette "British Roulette", in recognition of our current trajectory?
Vast numbers of comments on this thread presume that just because a desirable public key is in existence, it will leak. If this were the case the banking system would have crumbled years ago and your digital passports would all have long been cloned, yet mysteriously this isn't the case. "All a hacker needs to do is get into the system" comes from an absurdly simplified view that everything is stored online, no doubt on a Windows 95 box protected with "password" like you see on the telly. That's just not how it works, and (@MMalik et al) if you'd bothered to read my post you would see it's not what I described.
Properly designed, properly implemented secure systems can and do exist, and the fact we're in the era of both the "Internet of Shit" and some very high profile recent data breaches doesn't negate that. Both Manning and Snowden walked away with data because it was available to download, and because they were trusted to do so; that was the problem. You need to first get that shit offline, and then start with a complete lack of trust between all parties to do this properly. If nothing else I think we can agree we have that already.
Enough with the "what about the l33t hackerz" replies please. This isn't slashdot.
@Dan 55 - may I call you Dan? No need for surnames here.
My hypothetical example is really just about key management, specifically that you can design a system where it would be impractical for NSA & law enforcement to electronically hack in to read messages without compliance from WhatsApp. You're asking what happens after they have the key, the answer is - of course - security is potentially compromised.
@John Robson, @Mike Richards and pretty much everyone else.
Gents, this is a lot of fun but once you get into bribing this guy or rooting that, frankly we're in the world none of us are experts in. There are easier ways to do this, as TRT points out above. I'm simply describing a process where this could be done technically, through legal, if not necessarily moral, channels, without introducing a weakness exploitable by a third party.
Signing off now, have to iron out bugs in my OCSP verification code. That's the trouble with crypto, it's all in the f*ing details.
systemd'oh! DNS lib underscore bug bites everyone's favorite init tool, blanks Netflix
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