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Good to know that the business-critical jazz-mag library was secured with 2-factor authentication
1445 posts • joined 11 Dec 2012
It's 2014. Cyber Streetwise - my cringe-o-meter just exploded.
If you use the word "cyber" in a security context, it means the following:
- You work for UK Government
- You are clueless about security but responsible for it
- You will implement it in ways more damaging than the threats you're mitigating
- You will be ripped off by your suppliers
- You clueless bosses will see that all security checkboxes have been ticked, so you'll be promoted
Our in-house security team always use the word "cyber" and all these principles apply
The bitcoin libertarians were crowing about how they were independent of any government and only bound their own rules. So they have two choices: unleash the libertarian pay-on-demand law enforcement agency (oh, sorry, there isn't one); or, admit that all this tax, government and law stuff might have some good points after all. Wait - I forgot the third, Ayn Rand hypocrite option: talk the libertarian talk but suck up the government dollar.
I must admit the irony hammer dropped sooner than I thought it would but no less amusing for all that
it prompts me to give it another go. So I search for the kind of service I might procure as part of my job.
The results are either 0 or several hundred with only the most fleeting relevance to the search query and no useful tools to refine the search. Of those results, many are duplicates so, anecdotally, I would say a dedupe would reduce that eyewatering 13,000 to more like a thousand. It feels like suppliers have uncontrolled access to fill the catalogue with spam entries.
Is it a useful or usable tool? No - not even close. If this was the catalogue of a commercial e-commerce business, they would be bankrupt. As an exemplar of customer-centric, digital-by-default, it is absolute bollocks
Make it an integral part.
I had no interest in, and didn't get, algebra and trigonometry when taught them in maths. When I realised they were useful for pushing pixels around a screen, the concepts somehow all fell into place. There's an intersection between computer science, maths and philosophy that makes coding a wonderfully powerful vector for transmitting all sorts of ideas.
To just bolt it on as vocational add-on - well, you might as well substitute the word plumbing for coding. And do we need more properly qualified plumbers - absolutely!
Foam will maybe cut some HF - but that won't be present in a sub-woofer in the first place. Maybe a sturdy MDF baffle shaped to give some asymmetry to the interior volume might work. On the other hand, if you're after the one-note bass typical of 'impressive' subwoofers, the standing waves may actually help!
No, any reasonably chunky cable will do. Mains cable is good. Much better at keeping signals in phase than wifi.
Audiophile and Sonos mentioned in the same article? Really? If I could afford to be an audiophile, I'd have me some Volti Vittoras. Admittedly they're $17,000 a pair but I can dream...
If I only had enough money for a Sonos system, I'd buy a proper amp and speakers, not some Fisher Price wifi lashup
Why bother to shill this for Intel? Do you honestly think it will boost their profits significantly or harm the world of Arduino in any way? The conclusion of the review seems to be a fairly even-handed one: a bit pricy but may be worth it if you need the features. If that's shilling, it's a pretty half-hearted attempt.
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