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Don't let the door knob hit you on the way out....
512 posts • joined 30 Jul 2007
Don't let the door knob hit you on the way out....
The older readers will no doubt remember how T-shirts were used to distribute PGP, written by Phil Zimmermann, to circumvent the US Arms Export Control Act - an activity that continues to this day. See: http://www.cypherspace.org/adam/shirt/media.html)
I had a t-shirt on which was printed the C header needed to decode a video DVD. I was quite proud that my shirt was classified as a munition by the U.S. government and banned for export.
@DougS -- I think that Putin is displaying two classic Russia traits: greed and paranoia. Greed because a bigger country is a more "manly" country. And paranoia because he has some twisted idea that NATO wants to invade Russia, when the truth is just the opposite. NATO was created to resist Russian expansionism (see the first part about "greed"). Russia has a not-so-friendly China on its southern border, but you don't see Putin trying to annex Mongolia, do you?
And if you're going to talk about "the west" supplying arms to the rebels in Syria, please expound on the Russians supplying arms to the Syrian government/dictatorship. If you want to play the blame game, then there's plenty to go around.
And now for the flip side of that coin. The nutballs running those countries have an intense dislike of more enlightened countries, i.e. France, Germany, the U.K., the U.S.A., etc. They either a) slip some of their nutballs into those countries to cause murder and mayhem; b) encourage local nutballs to join their cause; c) buy/develop potent weapons to attack those countries; or d) all of the above.
What are you going to do then? Keep saying "Stay out of my country!" until the nutballs chose to listen? This "turn the other cheek" mentality gets old fast when a bully keeps hitting you because you refuse to defend yourself (especially when you are very capable of defending yourself). Or do you develop a bunker mentality and watch as your country becomes increasingly paranoid and eliminates personal freedoms in the name of security?
"We are transforming the way we partner with you," corporate VP Ron Huddleston intoned.
"The same way that we 'partnered' with you during the development of Windows 8."
Sounds a lot like my damned cable TV company/local monopoly.
"Oh, you want channel A? It has been repositioned in our channel line-up and is now available in bundle X and above."
"Why can't I simply choose the few channels that I watch and just pay for them? I don't need any of those others."
"I'm sorry, we only offer select channel bundles."
<Sigh> "Okay, I guess I'll take bundle X for $50 a month."
"I'm looking at your account. In order to get bundle X, you have to add phone service and increase your data speed to 1 gigabit."
"But I don't need phone service, and 100 megabits is fine for my needs."
"Bundle X is tied to those services. We have no way to separate them."
Etc., etc., ad nauseam. My cable TV company uses 2 shovels to fling all their bullshit....
It would be somewhat amusing if nuclear war broke out and all the worlds weapons failed to go off through lack of use.
Yes, but there would still be a lot of highly radioactive material scattered about (think "dirty bombs" instead of "big-boom bombs").
I think a fitting punishment would be to make the perp scrub public toilets until shiny clean, one toilet per call violation.
That will end up being the pilots' nickname for the plane:
I fly an F-35 "What's wrong now?!"
The American equivalent is "butt trumpet", which is a pretty good description of the President's statements....
Ledswinger: Had the idiots of the British government included catapults in the original spec of the QE class carriers, we wouldn't need the costly abomination that is the F35B.
I think would it have been cheaper to equip the carriers with catapults and conventional aircraft than to flush money down the crapper on the shoddy F35's.
They may be hacker proof but are they jarhead proof?
That feature is available on the U.S. Marines' version.
Amounts to one last transfusion because the body is still warm....
I love the smell of
napalm burned roach in the morning. It smells like . . . victory!
The proper response to that is "Piss off".
My vote is for a picture of a horse's arse.
Could Intel be feeling a wee bit nervous about the AMD Ryzen launch? Perhaps Intel is paring expenses due to the looming prospect of price cuts on its processors. Enquiring minds want to know....
If you object to the materials used to create your £20 notes, I will gladly take them off your hands at no charge!
How many people think this is a newly discovered flaw that Cisco found in the Vault7 documents?
Now, how many people think this is a known exploit that Cisco only went public with because it was exposed in the Vault7 documents?
Pardon me while I get my tinfoil hat....
Gives a new meaning to the phrase "machine screw"....
ukgnome: Takes the piss doesn't it
And clumps nicely, too!
Brian Miller: "After all, how does anyone think the Deathstar was built? Union labor? Nope, it was all machines."
Are you so sure about that?
Internet of Malfunctioning Things
You buy a printer to print, when you buy it, it works and prints as expected. Why would you need a firmware update?
Because all modern printers contains a processor of some sort, plus built-in programming (more so if they're multi-function devices). Firmware updates are the only way to fix bugs and/or add new features.
Tell the Marines to bring their F/A-18 Hornets, too. The carrier will be much better protected with those planes on-board versus the F-35B.
Doctor Syntax: And USPTO paying Symantec's costs. They granted the patents in the first place.
Uh, no. The USPTO is funded by taxpayer dollars. Let Symantec eat the cost of this fiasco. I see no reason why I should subsidize corporate stupidity.
Idiots come in all shapes, sizes, colors - and nationalities.
Office Depot's behavior is called "fraud". A criminal investigation is in order.
"The large-caliber guns were designed to fire two different conventional 16-inch (406 mm) shells: the armor-piercing Mk. 8 round for anti-ship and anti-structure work, and the Mk. 13 high-explosive round designed for use against unarmored targets and shore bombardment."
"The Iowas carried ten twin enclosed base ring mounts supporting 5 in/38 caliber Mark 28 Mod 0 guns. [snip] The 5 in/38 cannon functioned as a dual purpose gun; that is, it was able to fire at both surface and air targets with a reasonable degree of success."
Not designed for anti-ship use? Ha! That Type 45 destroyer would get squashed like a bug before it ever got within range.
Emmeran: At 25 rounds per minute and a 30k range that 4.5in gun more than outguns anything prior to the Korean war, including the battleships.
Seriously? Let me dust off the USS Iowa and see how your pea shooter fairs against nine 16-inch (406mm) guns with a range of 23.4 nautical miles (40 kilometers)....
Do you honestly expect software vendors to schedule their security updates around hacking events? Not hardly. Don't schedule the hacking event right after Patch Tuesday, and you won't have this "problem".
"We've got some fairly ancient application architecture so we've got some file-shares, and actually that's what happened to us – a crypto attack went through our file-shares and encrypted the data."
"Thank God for that full backup, then," she added.
Correction: Thank our IT staff for that full backup.
Easy access to everything allows them to get on with treating patients and every clinician loves their e-mail.
That same easy access allows malware to run rough-shod over their data.
I was just wondering what Korean for Fuck Off was... maybe I need to wait for the reply
Google Translate produced 3 versions:
Not so much "unworkable" as it is "unpopular" (with the cable companies).
DougS: The FCC has called their bluff by throwing out an unworkable proposal of their own, which would require the cable companies to support ANY platform that has sold more than 5 million units in the last three (I think?) years,
And why is that an "unworkable proposal"? With a well-designed API on the cable companies' end, it shouldn't matter what device connects to them, as long as that device makes the proper API calls. It would be up to the device to handle the video stream that it receives and to format it properly for output.
What is needed in these discussions is less juvenile Windows bashing, and more useful advice on how to make average users' Windows machine safe and functional with little or no user intervention.
Remove the user from the equation.
Caracal, a cat well-known for its ability to swat birds out of mid-air.
Also fits in well with the other African wildlife showing up in the U.K.
Thank you for the URL. I just ordered one.
Neither Trump nor Hillary are qualified to be President of the U.S. People say to "vote for the lesser of two evils", but in this election, it's nothing more than an exercise in splitting hairs.
"implausibly appalling" pretty much covers everything that comes out of Donald Trump's mouth....
Maybe when it comes to making policies, but when it comes to abiding by them, that's a different story....
Actually, I have the cure (a .357 hollow point).
You must be an American.
That "cure" was also used in the Soviet Union.
Run this registry file on the machine:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
Even with those updates installed, you won't get prompted for a Windows 10 upgrade (that is, until Microsoft decides to ignore these keys...).
Or make a few registry edits:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
1Rafayal: Dont question, this is an MS hate article.
Why yes, this is an MS hate article. We, Microsoft's customers, hate being treated like doormats and having MS walk all over us.
How are the authorities going to enforce the no-fly restrictions? Do they have a fleet of remote-control Spitfires with BB-guns mounted in their wings?
Sure he can! Just give me a call, and I will gladly help him to lighten his wallet.
A bullet to the head is usually sufficient for a zombie.
More like "FuckwIT"....
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