Re: why we need tornado warnings.
You need to read reviews carefully on them - see xkcd's TornadoGuard
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we need security so it is two 5 the hackers won't guess that
In some places the power can be out for several days - I wonder how long the systems will carry on working. In 2013 storms took out the power where I lived for about 16 hours, virgin phone lines went down an hour later and the local cell tower about 6 hours later IIRC (though was heavy congested before then). Then with smartphones needing to be charged daily how many people will be without any phone after a day?
more like 1975 - from Wiki In 1975 Kodak engineer Steven Sasson invented the first digital still camera, which uses a Fairchild 100 x 100 pixel CCD. By 1986 Kodak had developed a sensor with 1.4 million pixels
But sometimes it isn't number of pixels that is important as their dynamic range
I don't know - I suspect companies are only allowed to ask questions pertinent to their relationship with the person, but if it is legitimate then I think it is about how you handle the data (at least that is what work has been in a panic over), I just not sure how they will impose their will on USA.
As Wiki says - " Contrary to popular belief, most diplomatic missions do not enjoy full extraterritorial status" but they do enjoy protection from some local laws and host country need permission to enter. The protection from local laws allows them to ask questions an EU state can't
Not told anything, then how can it be your fault - just leave it to someone junior who when they couldn't cope on the pennies you gave them to do the task you can then sack to appease the markets and shareholders who rarely ask why you didn't have a finger on pulse as you are meant to.
I have got some really nice photos from phones that none of my DSLRs could get, mainly because I always carry the phone and the DSLRs were at home at the time I saw the shot.
Yes you can get better cameras than a phone one, but most of them will be more bulky than a phone and usually not around at the time and likely draw more attention than a phone when you take photos.
There was a dramatic rise in BMW thefts around 2011 - when thieves found they could just plug into port in car and program car to accept another key, compounded by a flaw where if you jammed a screwdriver in drivers door and twisted hard you could make it wind down window. There was a long running thread on Pistonheads about it - link, I believe other makes flaws were attacked later
Now they can make some with "comfort access" just unlock and start with a pair of extenders - link
Then there is the lower tech style attacks - just leave a jammer around which will stop car locking
Personally I think development methodology has less impact than team quality, experience and management attitude - if you have a team where they are all in 20s and management concentrating on target features and release dates, chances are you are going to have lots of issues in code. Get a good team with sufficient experience and management who understand that just because someone is half the hourly wage doesn't make them twice the value and shouting doesn't make problems go away - then you'll generally have less issues
One big issue for the internet has been the protocols that it originally run on weren't designed to be used in untrusted environment leaving it open to be abused by spammers and other criminals. Now we have same problem in software where we have moved some of it into an untrusted environment with public repositories and ignore anything to help keep the trust in place as being too difficult, not to mention the extra fragility that adds.
So how long before we something like "I'm harvesting credit card numbers and passwords from your site" is real?
Of course he is draining the swap - how else can he sell it to his rich buddies as prime real estate
The only thing I use GMail for is the Android phones/tablets because I have to have a GMail account for them password is reasonably secure, it whinges to another email unique address if I add another tablet - why do I need to add more security to something of low value to me?
Then there is security of my phone no - I'd rather Google couldn't link my account to me.
Last time I went in was a couple of months ago - wanted some new leads for the multimeter (brought from Maplin many years ago) and ended up with a set as well as a couple of magnifying glasses (something I never needed when first doing electronics) because they were on offer (about same as online), but to be honest only because I was in a shop nearby and had recently had multimeter out so remembered I needed a new set when I saw the Maplin store.
I'd like to say I will miss them - but I wander in occasionally, but always leave without the feeling of excitement I used to get from the new catalogue
AMD have “Platform Security Processor” or “PSP” (or now called AMD Secure Processor) - see
worth Googling "AMD PSP" and reading other sources of info
Sadly I suspect they will accept they were caught and pay up, I doubt they will consider they did anything wrong
very like what we were doing back last century - before management started looking at doing it "properly"
My Note4 just got security updates today and has been getting them monthly for a while (not sure when ot will end) - it did get an update to newer Android after I brought it, but is still on 6.01 (not sure what sticky mess the name should be) and I doubt will go later than that. A lot better than the past when the original Galaxy I had which got a couple of updates and then nothing - but I believe there was a push from Google to get things more frequently updated and Samsung seems to have come on board
Last few weeks I have seen spam being sent to an email address that is fairly dormant now and almost no spam (it was related to a spam reporting site and to be honest I am surprised it is still being forwarded this long after the related email service closed) - haveibeenpwned shows 4 Breaches, including this one - probably time to setup bounces on it.
If it has an integer ratio - then it is irrelevant what base the number is in e.g. 3:4:5 is same whether it is decimal or hexadecimal and if binary is still an integer just has more digits 11:100:101, all a different base number does is change which numbers are easier to divide by
you can disable searching from address bar - e.g. for Firefox https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/search-web-address-bar
I am not sure there is anything other than GIMP to replace Photoshop atm. - but there are FOSS alternatives worth looking at, a place to start looking is FOSSPhotography on Reddit https://www.reddit.com/r/FOSSPhotography/
Because some sites want an email address and Yahoo seems rather deserving of all that spam.
Alistair Dabbs - not sure if someone writing for TheRegister is normal though ;)
I know several people who wear Fitness bands or Smart Watches, none of them seem to worry about whether it is "cool" which probably makes them fairly normal. I wear a smart watch, just as way of easily tracking exercise and while it isn't a watch I would pick for its looks I doubt anyone really notices it
If it hasn't been updated for a while, then there is a bug the update that means you can take days plus to update if certain patches aren't present - I thought they broken something it when I put in measures to stop Windows 10 arriving, but when it happened on a clean build I eventually found the issue - but that is why I am typing from Linux boot now and rarely start Windows at home
Fix is to use something like Autopatcher and disable Windows Update service (if you don't disable it then it interferers when trying to run patches manually or via another tool and you are back to days wait)
I am not sure Kodak can be said to have missed the starting gun as they probably fired it having designed digital sensors back in 1980s and had digital cameras in 1990s - Wiki - Kodak DCS, they however failed to understand and react to the changing world that made the computer and digital camera an option for everyone.
the risk is that will draw attention to yourself and if there is anything you don't want is to give them more reasons to
bully investigate further
I think you are over thinking it - people come up with something they think makes things more secure, but because they don't understand security you end up with some stupid and arbitrary rules
For the first time since the Apple III, I have been seriously looking at Apple's offerings, but then they released the updated MacBook Pros now I am not sure - I want it to run Lightroom otherwise I'd just switch to Linux (though DarkTables looks promising so maybe just Linux anyway)
Hopefully by 2020 one of the players will have sorted themselves out or a third party will give a better option
The main reason it works is because it resets everything into a known state and any issues related memory/resource leaks, conflicts, stale configurations or in memory data corruption are cleared away (leaks will generally require periodic reboots - I have resorted to scheduling reboots/restarts when clearing memory leak isn't easily solved).
Often it would be possible to avoid the reboot (assuming you have sufficient permissions) - but it is much easier and quicker to tell most users to just restart the computer and doing so it will have cured most user immediate problems without getting "technical"
I suspect they really mean - our engineer (well at least we call him that) has been working hard, management having laid off anyone who could possibly be called an engineer as they cost too much
My router disconnected at around 10:00 am - but other than that no real issues (but I am VPN'd into work)
I know Plusnet is migrating from a BT shared network for small ISPs to a new dedicated network, and there has been a lot of issues on new network - fortunately I believe I am still on old n/w as I picked a static IP some time ago
15 minutes - more like 8+ hours on one of my machines
If signal anything like it is around here - by the screams of frustration
No - that will be the day they ask you to enter a credit card so you can download Windows 10 - I suspect that will be faster than Windows Update is, it took something like 16 hours from pressing search for updates to managing to download them.
No problem I can source some for you, but I am afraid might be a bit dearer than the Dell offer ;)
iPlayer seems OK with no flash installed on Firefox - but any news video comes up install flash (or at least was last time I checked)
Go into the shop, find a pair of shoes I like, then find a pair of the right size - only to see they have put the security tag through the shoe - sorry, even if it is hidden in a pattern cut out I am not buying it if it is damaged
not used it, but if on Linux/Mac then there is Darktable to replace Lightroom - https://www.darktable.org/
I have only seen them block pages that would require paying the fee (and only a couple of times on one machine so far) - I find it ironic they say they are committed to quality on the blocking overlay (or something like that) as it has been steadily going down hill for years so I am not inclined to pay even the nominal subscription fee and I often wonder why I paid for the Saturday dead tree edition
according to OED - definition 2 of Insecure: Unsafe; exposed to danger; liable to give way, fall, or be overcome (dated to 1654).
or see Second definition - http://www.thefreedictionary.com/insecure
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