Re: Free! For up to three collaborators!
So that'll do nicely for experimenting with a prospective project. Zero entry cost, and if it shows signs of growth you cross that bridge when you come to it with all options available.
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Well, the fact that it says Cisco but NOT other western players might say something?
Maybe it's because Cisco had been badly wrongfooted in the market? What it's now benefiting from is time to catch up. That is not to Nokia's or Ericsson's benefit if they were competing on fairly-equal terms with Huawei and each other all the time.
US tech industry falling behind $rest-of-world cannot be more than a temporary aberration! A share price up 24% looks like a bottom line, and in a broader market that's a sea of red ink, it says the campaign has been successful.
OK, someone had to view source. Might as well be me.
Shadow Systems is right, and his screenreader is also right. The arrows are nowhere in the markup, they're merely part of the stylesheet.
Here's a relevant cut&paste .. damn, neither unescaped nor fully-escaped works here, I'm going to switch <> to  instead:
[div class=actions] [a class="vote up" title="Like this post? Vote for it!" data-user-vote="true" href="https://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/vote/up/3687493"] 9 [/a] [a class="vote down" title="Dislike this post? Vote it down!" href="https://forums.theregister.co.uk/post/vote/down/3687493"] 0 [/a]
What Shadow Systems describes is exactly what's there. Putting on my accessibility hat, I'd say that's a real issue, and should be remedied.
The simplest remedy would be to add the up and down arrows as icon images within the links: this is what it already looks like to a visual browser. Then alt=upvote / alt=downvote will render just fine in a screenreader. The drawback there is the extra markup, but the icons themselves are purely passive: being within the links is what matters, and you can get rid of that abusive use of the title attribute on the links.
There is probably an alternative solution using an audio stylesheet to inform screenreaders, but my knowledge of the subject is way too outdated to suggest implementation details.
There seems to be a gremlin.
After a week or two of threaded comments mostly all-on-one-page over the season of humbug, today I'm getting oldfashioned pagination (three pages to this article). From memory, today's Friday regulars On-Call and Dabbs also paginated on me.
Yes, I did check my personal settings before posting this. Everything was set to the defaults, which apparently should mean no pagination!
It's not that. It's a semi-mythical land at the end of the world. The name goes back to the Greeks, but of course it's a lot more remote and exotic than anything in the Odyssey.
By going to the end of the world, NASA seems to be saying they can have no possible ambition to go any further.
Our Parliament looks like an interesting case of extreme management failure. Both for itself (failure to manage necessary building maintenance) and for the country (b*****).
While few can aspire to rival that, we can nevertheless use it as a yardstick. This never-never update could no doubt clock up a few MicroParliaments.
@jake - Round about 2000?
Those of us whose education pre-dates computer science as a supposedly-serious degree subject started with all sorts of gaps in our knowledge. Noone explained to me heap vs stack, I just figured it out on the job sometime back in the 1980s.
 Including some who later taught the subject, and whose graduates emerged qualified for things their professors never will be on the recruiters' tickboxes.
Once upon a less-than-happy time, I was tasked with setting up a company mailserver to keep copies of everything (company afraid of lawyers).
With all attachments. OK, I made that one up: they didn't think of attachments, but I did, and pointed out some issues with them.
I have cron jobs that run at hour+delta, where delta is a small number of minutes. It's a habit I started when working on busy shared systems, and I thought it made sense to offset my jobs from the likeliest peaks of scheduled activity.
In a one-off script, I might do something like
$ sleep 30
There's repetition and repetition. I certainly remembered your recent anecdote, perhaps 'cos it was eye-catching first time round (and I expect you got my upvote - though that's not the level of detail I commit to memory). Had it been years rather than months ago, the reminder might have been entertaining in its own right.
Did I mention ... erm ... OK, yes I did.
Don't assume. Look at all the grief Private Widdle's underwear caused.
As early as the early 1980s, Internet bandwidth getting maxed out always meant porn.
1980s porn being ASCII porn. As in (.) (.) . If you mean anything more ambitious, I'll refer you to this from my blog.
I guess you never worked in a data-heavy environment.
First web server I set up for $work was about access to satellite image data. The expectation was that clients would order the actual data on tape, but I convinced management to allow limited online actual download. The limit was eventually set to 10Mb, for those whose line would hold up for the very long time that would take.
 The fact they could use a nice WWW GUI including an applet to select a dataset from an interactive and zoomable map display was radical for the time. A few years later ('96 or '97) Java applets arrived and some of that capability migrated to clientside.
Supposedly some guy was seen over two drones on a bicycle, but this couple have vehicles.
Any more reason to credit the bike story than the arrests? I don't see how I'd transport a drone in my panniers without the high likelihood of damaging it!
This arrest requires extraordinary evidence that perhaps the police do have, but if they don't then this couple will be rich by the time they sue everyone and every publication that has smeared them.
Unlikely. You have to be seriously rich to play that game (though it can be satisfying when someone does). I'd expect to want a warchest of tens of millions to go into it with the reasonably confident expectation of reaching an outcome before going bust. When ordinary people take on the system and win, they have the backing of someone deep-pocketed.
Court records are public. Newspaper stories are public. If someone wrote a book or made a film, that's public.
The point is, how does anyone find the story if they don't already know it, or at the very least know there is a story to find? If NT1 offers me a business proposition that involves investing my life savings, I will naturally want to do due diligence, which will include googling NT1's track record. NT1 would very much like me NOT to find out about his past conviction for fraud in a similar scheme where he took investors' money and they never saw it again. Whereas Google would like to help as best it can with my due diligence.
Likewise. Saw "vitamin water" in the headline in the feed, and thought it sounded like a startup with some possibly-novel proposition, perhaps on the health bandwagon like coconut water or birch water. Except that the gimmick seemed implausible.
Do I take it "vitamin water" is something 'merkins would automatically recognise as a brand name? I guess El Reg's .uk heritage must be pretty-much dead when it assumes we'll recognise the name.
Don't pay any ransom demanded by an unsolicited email, and report all threats to an admin and/or the police. ®
If we all reported all the crap coming our way, that could DDoS the police, perhaps so effectively as to preclude any resources at all for action against these or other malefactors.
It seems to me the question asked doesn't really tell us anything. An organisation might say "none" because it doesn't separate out a specific security role. Maybe it's outsourced, along with other IT functions? And security expertise isn't necessarily associated with box-ticking training and qualifications.
Not that I'm suggesting they're on top of it. That would indeed seem far-fetched.
Not just the late '80s, when xhost + was still a default. Right into the '90s you could - and inevitably sometimes did - make someone else's computer burst into song, tell a joke, admonish the user, or just fart. You could also trivially run your prank from another computer again to leave a false trail in case someone investigated: a local area version of the CIA routing an attack to come from China or Russia.
But we did it for laughs, and drew the line at actually damaging anyone's work.
Oh, and this wasn't even a university. Though it was a research institute funded by (many) governments, so not quite the corporate world.
Why does he let tickets in to the system in the first place?
He could take lessons from Virgin Media in preventing that. Alongside never answering the phone (just torture them with menus that go nowhere, adverts, and piped screaming) or the online 'chat' facility (a much more benign "try again later"), you just don't provide any system that could accept a ticket into it.
Might I point out that you don't have a plate glass exterior wall in your shower,
True. It's clear perspex.
and you do have drapes over the windows in your living room & bedroom
No I don't.
and hopefully there is a door between your toilet and the rest of your house.
There is, but it stays open. Well, OK, I shut it to keep the roomba out if the floor's wet. And occasionally for guests.
But I do have locks on both front and back doors, and indeed a burglar alarm. Nothing to hide, but just possibly something to fear?
Aussies will get their backdoors to services operated by Aussie companies. What happens outside that could be popcorn-time.
In an ironic twist, it was an aussie (Eric Young) who first gave us SSLeay, the ancestor of OpenSSL, back in an era when Oz was part of the Free World and the US was almost-uniquely restricted.
I wonder how you could modify OpenSSL to open a backdoor for malicious third-party-key injection? No, I'm not going to work on it.
 Among developed countries.
What immediately springs to my mind is the Sklyarov case. Uncle Sam arrests a man for writing software that was perfectly legal in his own country, where he had done the work. Took them quite a long time to decide no crime had been committed.
[aside] ISTR commentards here taking a robust attitude at the time. I looked for a quote, but Reg stories from the era seem to have lost all their comments.
Damn, I must be a freak. On a long train journey, I more often than not find myself in conversation with one or more actual people, merely by virtue of occupying neighbouring seats.
p.s. my O2 4G returned sometime yesterday evening. When I put the phone on the charger around midnight, it was there.
Is anonymity the real issue here?
Fully-anonymised data on this scale must have considerable commercial value to pharma research interested in such things as the prevalence of genetic patterns. If it's explicitly in the public domain, that's fine. If not, then industrial espionage becomes an obvious issue.
IP companies specialising in patents could be a prime suspect here.
"... a problem that doesn't exist."
So they're lying to us about all those deaths and injuries on the road?
And all those kids who can't go out unsupervised 'cos of the danger are no more than their parents' neurosis?
And all those cars parked willy-nilly blocking everything must be an illusion?
Surely a likely candidate is the party itself. Just like in the UK, the party whips ferret out party members' secrets to bully (even blackmail) them on important votes, so a party in the US or elsewhere will want whatever it can find to hold over its legislators when it matters.
That would imply no (or very few) actual leaks. The power is in the threat.
In what sense "worse"?
If being tracked bothers you, then yes, you're cooperating with them. But for basic security, using OpenID (which I presume underlies logging in with Facebook) beats creating Yet Another Username/Password any day. At least on a site that's less critical than the OpenID provider.
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