Road Runner testing?
Now come on, who here wouldn't love to draw a curve onto the divider line up to a brick wall and paint a tunnel on it as a test of this technology?
Penguin looks a bit like Road Runner?
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...once identified as bogus, why not just black hole them so that nobody ever sees the content those accounts produce?
Maybe that way the scammers are less likely to move on to new accounts with a window of opportunity to rip off people before they get banned and they can also be used as a kind of honey pot (content on those accounts is highly dubious so that content being posted on another account is also more likely to be dodgy too)?
Or maybe they only ever use the accounts for a few hours anyway - based on the numbers, there has got to be some kind of automation in use there for sure? Why not have a grace period after creation of an account where certain functions are not allowed or throttled. A proper business can wait a day or two to get their new name up and running before they pump out dozens of tweets/posts/blogs - scammers might actually get affected?
There would be the added benefit of being able to track accounts which search for the content to check it is actually there - or do scammers not have test teams?
Will they be able to test what happens if someone paints a curving central road line up to a painted-on tunnel entrance on a brick wall?
The correct result should be that Road Runners can pass straight through the wall, but coyotes must either be splatted against the bricks or be run over by a truck coming through the fake tunnel.
I did some work once in a big data centre with a 30 second warning before 10 tons of CO2 would be released.
We were told if the alarm went off, don't walk to the exit - run as fast as you can, if the underfloor CO2 horns started blasting out the gas, the floor will resemble a Raiders of the Lost Ark scene, with tiles lifting up.
Luckily I was with someone when the lights on one end wall started flashing and a bell rang - it was just to let the site engineer know his desk phone was ringing in his office outside the hall.
"I do like YYYY MM DD HH MM SS. "
We had a bug in a script which did a very similar thing to what you did (and a very easy mistake for humans to make) - the log file showed all updates at 7 minutes past the hour, none for any other minute.
It was July - We needed to use MI instead of MM for the minutes mask :-)
or at the least the building blocks for them are all starting to come together?
Add this to the Slaughterbots (https://autonomousweapons.org/slaughterbots/) and they will know just which wall to blow a hole in to get to us :-(
They aren't real yet in case anyone gets immediately worried. Maybe we all need to practice crawling around on all fours like a bobcat so the AIs will ignore us?
1. The machine learning algorithm gets trained using an existing set of known styles of video.
2. Deploy to live and start rejecting new videos which match criteria (I assume maybe the accounts also get flagged as potential producers of dodgy material and get suspended, rather than having special forces sent to where the user is logged on?).
3. Dodgy uploader uploads their latest video using fresh account.
4. Dodgy uploader gets told their video has been rejected.
5. Dodgy uploader contacts their film director/editor to tell them their latest style has been compromised.
6. Dodgy director/editor moves on to a new style, and gives video to uploader. Go to 3
7. When a human sees an example of new style, reports it. Goto 1
8. So eventually, based on the above rules, we will have every publishing/film style ever used by these people? Black & White silent movies, French New Wave, Manga, etc. etc. and then they will have to give up? Is that the theory? Looking forward to their version of Carry on up the Khyber btw.
They could get their data back from backups without any loss. The meets the Recovery Point Objective.
They couldn't get it back in time to continue normal operation though. So was their Recovery Time Objective wrong (of course everyone can wait a week, I don't want to pay extra to get it back in 2 hours!) or was the recovery procedure unable to meet the RTO? Which if it is a supplier could result in a claim?
That was my first thought but then I realised that now those people no longer have their hint accessible - if they forget the password they are bu99ered?
Wouldn't it have been better to prompt for a new hint next time they used the machine as it was wiping the old one - at the point the user has just successfully entered the password?
Don't forget that they will want to know your telephone number and will probably be able to read the messages sent to it even if you left it at home and so can access any 2FA code to get access to the sites that they want?
Same with emails.
The securefobs will need a bit more work - like an arrangement with the manufacturers to have a method of reproducing the required code by detailing the serial number of the keyfob? If you leave that at home then you might be slightly better off.
When we move to iris scans, we will probably have to send them an eyeball!
That one was originally said to have been caused by a power problem, but it went on for ages.
Is the HP kit or Support an issue or is it because there are so many of them about that there is more chance of a high profile story cropping up? Bit like when a 'self-driving' electric car has a problem it seems to be more often than not a Tesla?
I remember in the days of CRT monitors when someone had their screen replaced because the picture used to wobble.
The new one started to do the same after a short time - they had put their electric fan back next to it again after moving it away for a while when the replacement was put in.
Yes - was my first thought: why 20 minutes? Is there an equivalent set of words that will deliver all the building blocks? Bit like The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy log uses all the letters in an alphabet for typing practice. If yes, how easy to social engineer a few phrases to get that minimum number out?
I read it as Benny the first time and immediately had a vision of a large rock zooming around being chased by first a spaceprobe, then a buxom nurse then a milkman etc, all to an annoyingly repetitive soundtrack :-)
Of course anyone who doesn't know/remember the Benny Hill end episode sketches will be wondering wtf is he on?
That was my first thought too - more of the energy available on the target rather than heating up the atmosphere and easier to target?
Then I thought, who fancies having a deathray like that up in space?
My other unrelated thought started out as - "When do they jettison their sails?", because when they get nearer the target, the solar wind from that star will otherwise slow them down & push them away?
It then moved on to "Sounds a bit like we are talking about throwing a message in a bottle over the side of a ship and expecting the bottle to end up on a particular beach the other side of the world".
Is that even going to be possible to predict all the eddies and flows of energy that will act on such a small payload over that distance to the target star system?
If "the ship" (our world) is in the wrong place when we chuck the bottle over the side (push the postage stamp craft with a laser), there may be no way to get it to land in the right "current" that will take it to the target destination anyway?
Loved the video.
Could you land on Mars with one of these then take off again to get back to a mothership in orbit? Bit easier than in Earth's gravity well?
That would be a fantastic baby-step.
I know the answer is a big fat no, but it just looked great coming in for that landing :-)
One night, pump in knockout gas while they are all asleep.
Pick the lock (or maybe keys could be accessed from the buildings owners - is it leasehold?).
Drag out Mr Assange, still in his pyjamas, deposit him somewhere nearby.
When he comes to and tries to get back, capture him and announce he was caught while sleepwalking.
All the others who were asleep and knocked out, will have the affects wear off and wake up normally?
Might have to sort out some security camera footage too - maybe a power cut as an easy option? Arrange a few in the days running up to the event, just to get people used to the idea.
Could do all that for less than a week's worth of police cover.
Or is this too evil?
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