1886 posts • joined 11 Apr 2007
Forced to the Edge?
I was forced to the edge of sanity supporting windows over the past 25 or so years. I learned a great deal fixing MS stuff. And fixing Windows brought me a good income.
Now I don't have to support Windows at all, my training wheels have gone ;-) and I admin Linux servers and code websites. It is far less frustrating, much more fun, far more reliable and much more rewarding.
I feel like a passenger using MS products. I feel like a driver using Linux.
MS want me to use Edge? They would have to force me to use Win 10 first!
The patients are the suppliers.
Everyone else seems to be distributors or wholesalers
Theory and in practice?
Audiophile speakers and professional studio quality microphones, just may be able to communicate in the 18khz to 24khz range. The roll off on professional kit in this range is, I guess between ±3dB and ±6dB, it's been years since I worked in a studio.
Your average consumer microphone and PC/laptop speakers I believe would need to communicate with each other at a volume and frequency range a human... even an old one like me, could hear.
Re: Z-lister club
"Call any vegetable. And the chances are good. That a vegetable will respond to you."
I would pray to the spirit of Frank Zappa if I didn't think such action was only slightly less pointless* than praying to one of the gods we have created.
*Frank actually existed, so I conclude there is more chance of a reply.
It is safer to presume
that any service provider will at some time fail to provide the service that one subscribed to. And despite all the promises, guarantees and assurances they will lose, delete or otherwise destroy your data.
If it is important data, don't pass responsibility for the back up of that data to a third party who's terms and conditions often protect them from any failure to provide the service.
When Scroogle closed down. I wrote my own Google scraper to replace it. It worked well. No adverts, no compare the xyz site, no shopping results. Unless I allowed them. Unfortunately Google change the layout, the element ID's and classes of the result pages with annoying regularity. I gave up on trying to keep up after a couple of months. On the odd occasion I use Google now I have settled on the element hiding rules of adblock origin.
Not on IDENT1
I have never been arrested nor have I never been finger printed. Does this mean I can refuse to be printed at the side of the road because doing so would be a waste of time?
Rhetorical question. I know they would print me simply for collection purposes.
Why is Bitcoin fscked? Here are three reasons: South Korea, India... and now China clamps down on cryptocurrencies
I am confused
I have this algorithm that generates numbers and provides evidence that those numbers were generated and not copied. Please pay me for the numbers I have generated.
Whilst I accept that generation and speculation in bit coin markets may well earn the clever and adventurous miner/speculator a few $/£. It actually does not have any real value.
Apparently Charlie Chaplin once said "I would rather have a nice cup of tea and a bun than a bitcoin". Citation needed.
I guess the same can be said about gold... It is useless when you are hungry, unless there is someone that wants it enough to feed you in exchange.
"You're the IT worker in charge of securing the cloud for your company."
I am, I don't put anything that is not in the public domain in the cloud. CDN's do have their uses.
Out of office workers VPN into a private network. No third party has any of our confidential information on their severs.
Google says it took action against the ads once it became aware of them
Same here. I blocked doubleclick.net at my router before Google bought them.
What a waste
I read dildo
Re: Poor excuse for a politician
I sincerely hope that it is a troll post and unwarranted t (good name for a rapper but I digress) does not really think that way...I don't care enough to trawl through his/her past posts and psychoanalyse.
The alternative is, it wasn't a troll post and unwarranted t (that really is a good name for a rapper) sincerely believes in what he/she wrote. Now in 2017 that is more scary than any trolling.
Re: Ridiculous trying to automate this
'I wonder how they're going to try and derive advertising revenue from the suicidally depressed'.
Advertise razor blades, sleeping pills or rope to them?
Re: What could possibly go wrong?
Mmm, I'm a front end developer.
Node.js and docker
Trying to teach an old dog new tricks.
I have to learn node.js and docker.... Well I don't have to I could just resign.
I have coded in various languages, a bit of a jack of all trades and master of none. I find myself having to work out what a node.js app does and how it does it. The app is critical to the business. And I do mean critical. This app was written by a very smart youngster who has moved on. Lot's of clever stuff, even though he has admitted the code is "shitty" ( I can't tell shitty node.js code from good node.js code). Given time, I can sort it, the problem is that time is a critical, there is zero documentation and the app is full of bugs.
I have searched, I have looked around. And I have read read node.js documentation, I have worked a lot of stuff out. Still, I am ill equipped to perform how my employers expect.
I can recreate what this app does in another language that I am more familiar with but it would take months, this is not simple stuff. I don't have months.
Can anyone recommend any courses or web resources that provide good tuition with well commented examples of how to create and dockerise node.js apps that accept user input and use the input as parameters to parse hundreds of disparate text files and render the results to xml?
Best practice, security etc?
Re: Safe home router ?
Seems pretty good. If ADSL+ is all ya need
Practical common sense
Until this is achieved by AI. And indeed local councils, I see little change to the way things are done.
How far should an American warrant go?
As far as US borders. Land marked borders.
Pretty simple really. However being a simple minded, KISS kind of person, I am probably not over analysing the situation and extending said borders into places where the US has a financial or military interest. Regardless of their judiciary (zero imho) in those areas outside of said borders
The real threats
go unnoticed for months maybe years and are never reported. Why? because they went unnoticed for months maybe years.
On another note:
Only skiddies attempt to hack from a location that can be traced back to them.
Running anothers' code is never hard, understanding what it does and what trails it leaves isn't so hard either... Unless one is a skiddie.
Re: "illegal content inciting hatred, violence and terrorism online"
That's how nearly every fsckr operates.
Open minded and friendly discussion ending in mutual acceptance of logic and the evidence has never held any credence with those whom have an agenda. (most people have an agenda, ALL nations HAVE an agenda).
To paraphrase Roger Waters.
"Each man has his price bob and
your's for most it's pretty low"
It is generally illegal everywhere to stand and shout about how you disagree with the controlling powers' view, attitude or actions.
You have no freedom. You did not feel it hit your ass as it left the room?
"its a feature, not a bug"
As bugs are a feature of Microsoft software...
DeepThroat or LongTongue preferred.
On a serious note.. Properly anonymised data please. Strip any and all data that can potentially be used to identify the OWNER of that data and we have a positive. Of course if we are looking at regional variances some location data my be required. However, a postcode/zip code is going to far.
The word owner is capitalised because corporate entities forget just who owns the data. Being an aggregate of data does not equate to ownership.
share your life with strangers on line. ie:Social media. Tell lies on every web form one fills in. If one feels the need to brag about ones achievements on line to total strangers or the general public, perhaps your life is not as fulfilling as you imagine.
And blank the registration number when one posts an image of ones new M3. (I am happy with my 17 year old Ford Focus)
Chop them under water
The scuba diving kit works wonders
"Any privacy concerns would revolve around whether it was possible to identify individuals with the eye-tracking data, and whether it was stored."
Eye tracking data would be as much as a privacy concern as keyboard monitoring and mouse tracking data.
The fact that a camera is constantly monitoring ones face is not a privacy concern?
I guess not as we all know a person cannot be identified from a photograph or video footage. </sarcasm>
I just buy a new car for cash when the old one gets dirty ;-)
BTW.. hackers can bend anything web connected to their whim, if they are smarter than those that chose the OS, and set up the web interface.
Q: WinCE? Isn't there a more secure OS out there that is OSS?
A: Maybe... it depends how it is configured.
Like every government policy,
it is not based on the level of threat as determined by an expert group, it is about control.
Expert groups are commissioned to produce a report that the government will ignore if it is detrimental to what they want. Yet still lends credence to a decision because an expert group was commissioned to advise government.
There is only cake when we get rid of the last bad guy/gal... Unfortunately that would leave us without enough MP's to form a government.
"Microsoft claims “145 million monthly active users” for Cortana."
Would that be 145 million users that don't know how to switch it off?
Thats exactly what it is...
Bribery, you took the words from my mouth. +1
"...and advertising group WPP"
So not all bad news then?
This is Gartner
<me>hands out pinches of salt</me>
"...Gaining this 'acceptance' is step one in the path to homosexuality.."
And I thought it was the realisation that one was attracted to people of the same gender that was step one. Acceptance is not required to be homosexual or transgender, it just makes life a little more comfortable for those that are.
Religious indoctrination is step one on the path to bigotry.
You have a point.
However: If one gets hacked and exposes the personal information of ones clients to an unauthorised third party, it is not the fault of a company or government that was taking similar and as lax precaution as oneself...
It's YOUR fault.
The older I get
the more I think that those who are trained to run computers aren't. And I can never see more than seven layers (or is it veils) in my mystical dream world of Unicorns, no matter how hard I try, or try to get hard.
Joke icon...cos some don't understand satire.
The only real downside to this is that the tax payer and consumer will foot the cost as prices or quantity/quality of product are adjusted so as not to upset share holders and the stock price.
AWS launches celebrity-spotting-as-a-disservice
Allegedly forward thinking (they say what they think will earn a vote) UK political party beg the help of religious fundamental nutjobs in order to form a parliament.
@Demos Re: Are we a simulation?
"and if we are in a simulation, is it simulations all the way down?"
Yes it is.... until you reach the first turtle.
Re: Comey calls Trump a liar
You may be right Adam 52, but so very few get rich by being honest, politician or otherwise. Oh sorry, my bad, he didn't get rich did he. He was born rich.
Comey calls Trump a liar
Isn't Trump a politician?
The word synonymous comes to mind
Re: Yes, progress happens.
"Remember when Windows wasn't a bloated sack of shite?"
Yes, I think it was called DOS
Re: Boo Hoo
In an ideal world all OS's should be secure by default without any need for AV. Unfortunately getting code out of the door quickly and selling it or giving it away for free and monetising by stealing data from the user drives the commercial software industry.
As "IT professionals" we have a choice... We can lock down our systems and our networks. And choose to use alternatives which may or may not require some low level tweaks to work they way we want.
Feel for the consumer, the victim, the person that thinks clicking on the "Next" button will solve their problems and cause them no grief.
@cavehomme2 Re: "We want Microsoft to stop misleading and misinforming..."
IMHO Nope, they are all equal. Honest and truthful multinational corporations do not exist in the real world. Only in advertising do such entities exist
"We want Microsoft to stop misleading and misinforming..."
So they want Microsoft to be honest and truthful.
I have never known MS to be that, it might be beyond their capability.
Perhaps Kaspersky think that Unicorns exist and everyone lives inside a huge hug bubble.
"Such a solution would basically be as secure as their servers."
And who would secure the servers?
The team that secured Talk Talk, Ashley Madison, JP Morgan Chase, Linkedin, Sony, Walmart, Yahoo, Verizon, US Department of Defence, UK Ministry of Defence?
All the above have been hacked: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_data_breaches
As soon as a backdoor or MITM access is given to end to end encryption it becomes insecure. And anyone concerned with security using it would switch to another method.
Re: Two solar masses (in energy) escaped
So much for "nothing can get out of a black hole"
Gravity has been doing it forever!
256 bit AES encrypted plain text file
Several copies:local disk, raid backup server and a couple of USB sticks.
Use a pass phrase like a sentence of 30+ characters. "Why th@ fsck do ! n3Ed t0 b3 s0 P@r^noiD?"
Why trust a third party? Trust no one.
@ version 1.0 Re: I consider
Been there, I showed my dick to a six year old girl, I wanted to see what she had... I was eight not 47. This fscker has no excuse.
anyone and everyone, regardless of gender or sexuality does indeed have a sickness if they send images of their genitals to children.
So hospital or prison?
imho, someone that recognised they had an "illness" would seek psychiatric/medical help BEFORE being caught.