I started using adblockers back in 2000, the big reason was the slow load times when on dialup where I was living - now with fast access it is the pure self defence both from visual mess and the nasties from web etc.
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It said they installed "specialised accurate time cards" - it could the microwaves was changing the card's memory/registers and the computer time was being updated according to these new values. It would have to impacted something in the computer, probably clock/interrupts - but that may not have been meant clock going backwards
There is a firm of accountants at that address - small companies often use their accountants office as their registered address, so I'd guess the company uses those accountants.
I was once confused why a recruiting agency was using the address of company that I had worked for (before it collapsed) as their own, then I remembered we had rented space from the accountants who occupied most of the building.
If one machine is compromised - e.g. by some countries "law enforcement"/secret service grabbing said machine then they have a list of addresses maybe you didn't want them to have, which say if you are a gay person/political activist in some countries you may prefer those in charge not to be able to chase your friends.
If you can get in car, likely you can access the ODB port - back in 2012 you could program BMW keyless ignition cars to accept a new key from ODB port and at that point it could be driven away - and due to various other weaknesses in BMW security a lot were just driven away. I don't know what they have changed but gaining access to the internals of car allows you to access systems where if security has been thought of it is an afterthought.
It was the 486DX that first had a co-processor inbuilt, the 386SX was a 32 bit CPU but with only a 16-bit databus. Intel then renamed to 386 to 386DX - I recall this mainly as my first PC was a 386SX 16MHz and next was 486DX 33MHz (and just how fast it seemed for a while.)
They manage to avoid having an accident - I am not sure I'd count that as being same thing as safely - Nothing is without risk, so safe is a relative term but a lot of drivers push the risks higher than they need to be for very little, if any, gain.
Different cases are easy to deal with - You naturally put a capital for a name or first word of phrase or sentence and rest lower case. You can include a number in the phrase or a word that sounds like a number and there are some symbols that can be substituted for words - so you could take the correct horse battery staple" and turn it into "correct horse and battery free staple" which becomes "Correcthorse&battery3staple" which I find easy to remember and type and still meets the stupid password rules (unless they limit length too short)
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?
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
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