What's next, blackhead squeezing?... oh wait
160 posts • joined 13 Jul 2013
Re: blown my savings on cake
Having cake will be the least of your worries.Two tech geeks in the UK currently between jobs were investigated by the DWP a few months ago because of bizarre tip off...
"We have received information that there are an unusual number of computers in the house"
Not the Inland Revenue with a discrepancy or police intelligence just a nosey neighbour who saw a five screen flight simulator through the window and had a paranoia overload.
Re: Best alarm clock
AWAKE at the quietest whine..
or the tapping of nails of the kitchen floor
and tentatively touching dark lumps on the floor with an outstreched big toe trying to figure if it's a sock, a toy, half eaten dog chew or something unpleasantly squishy on the way to let them out. Illuminated only by the intermittant glow of the wifes mobile phone flasing to say she's got mail.
TCP/IP with bongo drums (circa 2002) http://eagle.auc.ca/~dreid/ and seems to crop up every five years since.
Around this time the USNavy was also experimenting with 'stealthy' active sonar* and incurring the wrath of various enviromental groups http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/10/1008_031008_whalebends_2.html
* Instead of going 'ping' and listening for the echo the vessel replays natural ocean sounds eg: dolphin clicks, whalesong, surf noise and iceberg fizzing.
Spam HandlIng Therapy
Your inglish is awful, please be speaking Hindi. Usually gives phenomenal results.
but if they are persistant there's always this...
Wrong department, you need to call this number .... 020 7632 3035 or
020 7664 9274 [ because nothing says "screw you" better than a diplomatic incident ]
An Experiment for All
Next lunch-time wander around your nearest Industrial estate looking for WEP hotspots. (no special tools required just a smartphone with WiFi)
When you find one go knock on their door and tell them how insecure it is. (for those still not aware it takes less than five minutes to slice through WEP encryption under optimun conditions)
1. "Yeah whatever", "We'll tell the IT guy", "That's Bullsh#t"
2. "Stay there, I'm calling the police"
3. "Thanks!, can you tell us how to secure our WiFi ?"
4. "Can you prove it !?"
However.. I should warn you all...
nobody has ever said Thankyou to me yet when conducting this experiment and outcome 4 is particulary rare from my experience.
Re: Free intelligence
" ...free material from social media providers? They'd be mad to pass it up... "
Understanding the data however is a three edged sword: your side, their side, and the truth. One wonders how often does a lie need to be repeated across the internet before agents are dispatched to investigate?
Re: And the first step towards Skynet has been taken..
Hyperbole? In the event of direct command/control signal loss, degredation or deliberate interference some elements such as basic flight controls & navigation will have to be capable of autonomous operation till the human can be re-inserted back into the loop. From a military viewpoint it would also make sense that the aircraft be able to defend itself during this vulnerable period. It's not a great leap from that to letting it fly the complete mission by itself.
"or find a charity that actually spends it's money on looking after animals"
Good luck with that, for several years I was employed by a direct mailing company that specialised in fundraising for charity. Time after time I was told the clients had no images of recently rescued animals for use on the flyers and was told in no uncertian terms by my employer to go grab a camera then find any fly bitten pony.