* Posts by vulture65537

12 posts • joined 3 Jan 2019

Sure, we've got a problem but we don't really want to spend any money on the tech guy you're sending to fix it

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Re: Nice story

> I'm also happy I'm not the only one who once had a totally pointless day in his career

I was approached by a manager about Friday lunchtime saying he urgently needed some work done for a customer meeting on Tuesday. His own team were on holiday and he did not know when they were due back. So I did 9 hours (IIRC) overtime on Saturday.

Monday comes round and his team are back in the office and say they've already done everything for the meeting.

NSA may kill off mass phone spying program Snowden exposed, says Congressional staffer

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Re: This is just a shell game by the NSA

treadstone, blackbriar

The infamous AI gaydar study was repeated – and, no, code can't tell if you're straight or not just from your face

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Did they reveal the picture files from the sites to the CNN or did they re-photograph them? There could be digital features such as resolution or EXIF treatment that can be used to distinguish between the various sites in the sample.

After last year's sexism shambles, 2019's RSA infosec bash has upped its inclusivity game

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Re: "How/when will you know when it's "fixed"?"

https://cseweb.ucsd.edu/~nadiah/

US legal eagle: Well done, you bought privacy compliance tools. Doesn't mean you comply with anything

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'Privacy law can't be broken down into code-able pieces' - but the data processing is in code-able pieces so why not the aspects relating to privacy?

Fun fact: GPS uses 10 bits to store the week. That means it runs out... oh heck – April 6, 2019

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I actually knew someone who was saying in the last few years "This map cost me 35 shillings. I've drawn some of the new roads on it". He's recently died and he was a terrible passenger ("You can park over here." "No we can't cos that's residents only.").

Reliable system was so reliable, no one noticed its licence had expired... until it was too late

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I have a 20-yo Viglen box still running.

Bug-hunter faces jail for vulnerability reports, DuckDuckPwn (almost), family spied on via Nest gizmo, and more

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Re: Pretty soon, you won't be able to turn them off

Swann

Are you sure your disc drive has stopped rotating, or are you just ignoring the messages?

vulture65537

Re: I can believe it!

How about "There was an error message but I deleted it unread." ?

Lawyers' secure email network goes down, firm says it'll take 2 weeks to restore

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But this is all OK as the PM has said people shouldn't have encrypted mail.

The D in SystemD stands for Dammmit... Security holes found in much-adored Linux toolkit

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Re: what?

Imagine if you wanted some of the logs to be readable only by root. Those logfiles would need to be owned by root. Then it would be simplest to creat and write them as root.

Techie basks in praise for restoring workforce email (by stopping his scripting sh!tshow)

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Re: I learnt to test my WHERE clauses on a DELETE with a SELECT first

> fool that command into deleting ANY file

I think you mean all files.

http://www.zen19351.zen.co.uk/article_series/find_xargs_rm.html

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