Re: embrace... extend... bloat?
Because he/she is incorrect, this is still a text being used, just in a different way.
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"With Unmetered Mitigation, we’re breaking the industry’s practice of surge pricing when someone comes under attack. It was an easy decision for us because it’s the right thing to do."
In other words, they are big enough now to offer it when competition may be unable to and they've milked the metered mitigation cow to death.
Were? How recent was this?
Absolutely attacks can be minimised, but that goes back to my initial point about how ICT can deal with it when it happens. I could lock down my own infrastructure far tighter than I have but that requires approval to do it and will require some money to be spent, money that many councils etc don't have to spare.
Any organisation can be hit by ransomware, it's how quickly and effectively they deal with it that shows the underlying skills and understanding their own IT department have of the tech they are using IMHO.
For this to drag on for weeks makes me think they're reliant on outsourced support in some way either for infrastructure or backups.
"not having completed the 10 steps"..
That doesn't mean they wouldn't comply with them if they did. Does national infrastructure need to comply with every standard and recommendation going even when that would literally be impossible as many contracted each other in minor or major ways?
You need to look at this from the SNPs perspective. Rural farmers are far more likely to vote tory or lib dem than SNP. Stir it up against the current evil-tory government is a good thing for the SNP.
It's win-win because if the tories got ahead and tell BT to do it the SNP can say the tories are making a monopoly on the poor disadvantaged farmers, whilst themselves doing nothing to help.
Even with Rizen you'll see better performance in games but it particularly shines when streaming or recording too. Having more cores just generally keeps things a lot smoother.
The problem I increasingly have with Intel isn't core, it's locking down functionality on boards artificially behind paywalls purely to market them as different models. That's why my next CPU will be AMD, right now I've got an i7-6700K which is no slouch for video processing but there's little reason to head back to Intel and pay the premium.
However as we don't know where the problem is, either with Marcus or the authorities I'm minded to side with him, innocent until proven guilty and the narrative we're getting from the authorities doesn't make a huge amount of sense for anyone in the infosec world.
It's almost as if they are simply squeezing him for info for other cases, put pressure on him, prevent him leaving the country and see if he'll squeal on any contacts he has.
"Which turns out to be not much of an impediment. In practically every application which offers both a point and click as well as a keyboard input (like AutoCAD, for example),"
Ex-draughtsman here, worked on DOS versions of AutoCAD all the way to Windows 95! Keyboard input was the way to go, mouse in right hand, left hand mashing various keys to manipulate what I was drawing at the time.
Yes there were GUIs especially in 95, but they were almost always slower unless buttons linked to macros we'd setup for snapping at pre-set distances etc. At all other times typing singular keys was quicker as the mouse pointer could remain on target.
EU standard is 230v plus or minus 20v, with mainland Europe being 220 plus or minus 10v and the UK sitting at 240 plus or minus 10v. The EU standard is written so that it just gives the range used in such a way that any electronics kit sold to an EU customer should be safe anywhere in Europe
^^ UK voltage has been 230V plus or minus 10% for years.
I waited 2 years to grab a domain I'd been wanting for longer than that. When it changed ownership and wasn't being used I thought it was just a matter of time.
If you want to keep them, renew them. If you spend too much time shopping around someone like me may well have been waiting.
"All your data is protected and backed up in our military grade encrypted UK based data centres"
Are they actually owned by the company? Otherwise this simply isn't true. More likely this would be appropriate: "All your data is protected and backed up in the military grade encrypted UK based data centres which we rent rack space in."
Apparently it's great for customers because:
1. You don't need to physically touch the device to login and check balances etc.
2. It's more secure than finger prints.
3. It's just jolly bloody great.
OK well let's see.
1. You can login accidentally just by f*cking looking at it.
2. You still need to physically access the device which is in your f*cking hand to do anything in the app.
3. It can be bypassed using a photograph and a contact lens and as camera get better..
This is how healthcare tends to handle clinicians. Sadly it doesn't extend beyond that so we end up with the best staff going into management and making an **** of it. Many of the dreaded NHS "Middle managers" I know were fantastic in their fields and the only option to progress was to move out of it into managing the staff working in that field.
Then they themselves can no longer contribute anywhere near as much.
But at least it gives more exposure to Linux. I know two of my friends kids will be all over this as it gives them a way to tinker with Linux more readily without annoying their windows obsessed dads until they get their own PCs. Both currently use live linux CDs to mess about.
Those local IT staff don't need to understand it, they need to have a process in place and training to say "look guys, you use your admin account when you need to do admin work, at all other times you use a standard account". Nice and simple, also don't give access to network shares etc from the admin accounts to stop them wanting to use their personal shares etc. Typically these accounts require local admin rights and very little rights on the network.
Hell I can monitor admin account usage due to the way our transparent proxy picks up anyone launching a browser or windows looking for updates.
If companies don't want staff to use things like cloud then policy/guidance is only the first step. Step two is to block them on work computers.
This is typically where things get messy as there's almost always exceptions to be made as companies you collaborate with start supplying information only via cloud based solutions.
We get semi-decent PCs at work, although an SSD would be a massive help when juggling a VM and a large unwieldy spreadsheet people demand I use.
The biggest problem without a doubt though is the f*cking monitors. They're all widescreens, it's like looking through a letterbox compared to the 4K monitor I have at home. The one I'm using just now is 1600x900
900! I'd rather have a 1080P monitor than this sh!t.
Not for clinical systems rules out 95% of computers in most health trusts/boards as clinicians have to have access to clinical systems, not just in wards.
They can say that but the way these places work means it's not possible WITHOUT including those and preferably as early as possible as frankly many developers dont have a linux client from my experience so far. Sure they can make one, but that costs money and takes time.
But for many places 2.5 years isn't long enough to move over even if it was a proven option right now. Existing contracts for many clinical systems are 3 years+ as a minimum and moving off those will have a major cost in terms of finding an alternative system and training etc.
I'd love to have the flexibility of not being on Windows but no way will anyone be fully off it by 2020 for this, not without a huge chunk of additional funding and staff.
Any patients asking for copies of their own records wouldn't have been able to be given complete sets due to this missing data sitting at the SBS but nobody would have known that other than the SBS.
They have fundamentally failed to care for the data in their possession whilst data controllers.
In their shed banging out ideas, doesn't matter if most are awful you need to at least give them credit for trying some of their whacky sh!t. Every so often they come up with something clever and then someone else actually makes it useful.
Apple have become incredibly safe and scared of trying out new things, they'll happily buy a company that's already done that - but rarely push any boundaries themselves.
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