1312 posts • joined 25 Nov 2009
Depends on the use case. Right now people with 4G in crowded areas aren't getting 4G speeds due to contention. They might be persuaded to move to 5G although they'll probably be disappointed again when high contention 5G gives them slower than expected service as well.
For people getting reasonable 4G service there isnt likely much of a push at least for now. I don't see many people really watching TV on phones right now so it doesn't seem likely they'll start doing that with 5G. Especially if 5G comes with punative data limits. What's the point of the speed if you only get 2Gb.
I agree with the other commentards though that it could be of substantial benefit for bsuiness users with 5G providing links to networks in otherwise inaccessible areas.
Virgin Galactic test flight reaches space for the first time, lugging NASA cargo in place of tourists
Here we go again...
Been involved with government IT for many years. This idea of "just get over it" tends to come in with any minister who sets up a new division and then staffs it with the hip, cool, trendy, inexperienced, overconfident and under 25. The solution for every problem involves "cloud", "Google AI", and "iPads".
Basically anyone who points out a flaw in the design is shouted down as inhibiting transformation (or other such buzzword shite) and moved aside. Invariably the issued pointed out come to fruition the project collapses in a frenzy of finger pointing. Then everyone moves onto the next project to fuck that up too.
Take your browser and fuck off
If you try to forecfully get me to use something I don't want to you can go fuck yourself sideways with a pointy stick and I really don't care how good/fast/shiny it is. You've pissed me off therefore I will not use your goods no matter what.
I didn't even mind Edge that much functionally but the constant popups of "why not try edge" when I clearly DO NOT WANT TO USE EDGE get on my tits.
This goes for all manufacturers. So fuck Chrome as well.
So the attacker already has physical access to your network. You're in a bad place anyway.
Hacking the oscilloscope probably isn't next on their agenda with that access.
So a nice unsual vulnerability but probably not very important. If you're running a high assurance network I would hope you'd be examining every bit of network aware kit coming in and making appropriate descisions regarding their use.
Indeed these little critters were just a proof of concept. Indeed they exceeded their remit since they weren't really needed to relay the data, that was an added bonus.Surviving the journey was the main objective for them.
It will be more likely now that future missions will include micro sats to perform relaying duties for larger probes. And some of them will be orbiters I'm sure.
They'e done already. They weren't orbiters they are just doing a Mars flyby to test that the tech can survive the journey and to aid relaying telemetry when the lander was on it's journey down.
Again pints and shot for those steely-eyed rocket men (and women) at NASA for landing yet another critter on Mars.
Ipads @ work
Ipads are for shallow people to be seen to be doing work, generally by other shallow people probably with job titles including the words "influencer"or "evangelist".
Laptops are for people who need to work on the move.
PCs are for proper work. I've been at work with PCs since 95 and have used pretty much every class of machine and every form factor. I'm yet to be convinced that anything beats a reasonably powerful desktop with multi screens for doing proper work.
even with MS's attempts to royally fuck this up every chance it gets
I have bought a few things as a result of the sales.
I changed my mobile phone contract but it was a deal to existing customers which was better than the Black Friday offerings. I only looked becaue of the sale notice.
But I did get a new shower tidy for £20 less. Struggling on the IT angle with that.
What the #!/%* is that rogue Raspberry Pi doing plugged into my company's server room, sysadmin despairs
Re: Infosec staff quality
Infosec bod here.
Yes I too know of this dogmatic mentality. However that can stem from corporate culture. If it is the culture of that airline to use the infosec team as blamehounds whenever a project goes wrong then it's not really a surprise. But it can also stem from a lack of confidence.
I get quizzed every day all day with 'is this ok?'. This will be on every IT subject from server setup (Windows, Unix, Linux and propriatory), cloud architecture, software development, web development, databases, legal and compliance ramification GDPR, PCI, SOX etc etc. I'm expected to be an expert in them all at the moment the question is asked and my answer makes me responsible for the outcome.
So I have become good at asking questions and mostly all I do is guide the subject matter experts who are asking the questions to the reasonable answer they probably knew in the first place. And I learn a little bit more in the conversation.
I might identify risks and take them to the right person to sign off but it is not in my authority to say no or yes to anything. Getting is across that the risk is never mine can be quite hard. Speaking to an infosec bod is not outsourcing the risk.
Re: out of topic question
There is a commentard out there that gives every post a downvote. Keeps all our feet on the ground and stops us getting big headed.
It's his/her task, duty, mission from God.
Thou shalt not have 0 downvotes! For that way lies hubris, vanity and a directorship in Capita.
I find it hard to take anyone seriously when they bang on about cyber security being so important then in the next sentence sign off yet more cuts to the IT department that does the majority of the work.
If you want resilience and response you can't get it by paying overyone off.
My own organisation's IT guys are now starting to cut corners becasue they have so little resource to deliver when they are being told to do. Point out the risks and all you get is an exasperated shrug and senior managers who paste on a smile and swear everything is wonderful.
I think the most honest statement I saw from an elderly Brexit supporter was (I paraphrase), "I don't care if it fucks up the country I want the UK to leave Europe".
The only think I predict now is utter fucking chaos as the SNP now wades in. The only reason the SNP lost the indy vote was based on the prospect of an indy scotland being thrown out the EU and having to rejoin. What we got by staying was a ticket out of the EU vote through mostly by the nearly dead.
If the SNP run another indy vote they'll win on the ticket of Scotland being able to rejoin the EU.
Politicians, a plague on all your houses.
At least he admitted it
If it had been one of our politicians they'd have ducked the question made out they knew lots about cyber security then went on to make dozens do insanely stupid decisions based on what they'd read on their mate's Facebook page or what the vendor offering them a directorship told them to say.
If it had been Trump he'd have said his knowledge of the internet was "powerful, very powerful and he was probably "the best person for the job" since he invented the internet". Something which would clearly upset Al Gore.
Re: Not me
Nope. I wanted to replace my SE with something bigger. Would have stayed with Apple had the prices been reasonable or even plain old expensive. But not these prices.
I've picked up a flagship form someone else for half the price of an XS. There is a limit when even Google's snooping becomes an acceptable risk.
I don't blame Amazon, it is a corporate entity evolved to hoover up cash and spit out profits. It played those idiot politicians like a fiddle.
It speaks a breat deal about the vanity and stupidity of our elected officials and I mean that globally not just for the region in the story. The UK parliament and Brexit is another example of the patients taking over the asylum or The Dilbert Principle in action.
I liked Winho (typo but I like it) 8.1 a lot. It worked for me and I found it very easy to use.
I've since had an Apple (over rated but it does indeed "just work") and now an Android (mostly works, great hardware but generally a fucking mess).
I still use the old WinHo 8.1 as a sat nav in an old car. Lovely solid little thing that Nokia 920 was.
Re: The notch
I honestly thought I'd hate it (P20pro), and I still think it's ugly but really within a few hours I hardly noticed it. A few days more and I really don't notice it at all now.
So yeah it's an ugly artifact of phones for now but shouldn't be a deciding factor for any of them.
Phone jack, yeah I'll give you that I do miss it. Huawei supply an adapter but it's stil a PITA for a car so you can't connect the phone to power and the aux at the same time. And that car doesn't do bluetooth
I used to have a box of pentium 2 processors and some compatible motherboards.
The cable clear out has happened although I've still got 3 palm pilots, a few Win 6 phones, a P1 with a Voodoo 1 coprocessing card and fuck know what else junk kicking around. My only regrets are not holding onto more of it.
Guess who's back, back again? China's back, hacking your friends: Beijing targets American biz amid tech tariff tiff
Well tbh, you know the value of your assets. You know who is coming after it and you know they are capable and well resourced.
Now you need to protect your assets appropriately.
It sounds like many companies have been paying lip service to the security around their IP and if they want to continue to do business in the world today they will have to up their game.
If your business was gold storage you wouldn't cut corners on the physical security around that asset. You wouldn't leave your locked windows to rot until they fell out of their frames leaving gaping holes in the walls. But many buinesses think it's fine to let their IT installations of Windows rot without updates or patches. Then they wonder why the electric burglars were able to climb through the holes in their walls.
It's taking a long long time to get the idea across that nothing has changed, people still want to steal your valuables it's just the form of the valuables that has changed.
GDPR USA? 'A year ago, hell no ... More people are open to it now' – House Rep says EU-like law may be mulled
Samsung 'reveals' what looks like a tablet that folds into a phone, but otherwise we're quite literally left in the dark
I remember seeing some sci-fi show where they had devices that rolled rather than folded. So they pulled the device out of a tube.
I wonder if that would be less stressful on the screen than a fixed hinge.
I think the magic in the show was that the 'rolled screen' went rigid when it was extended.
But this is interesting, it would be one of the first really novel innovations in mobile tech for a while.
Hmm if a parliamentary committee called you in. And you knew with some degree of certainty they were going to take the opportinutiy to pass the blame for every internet wrong onto you including their own legislative failures and misconceptions, whilst all the time trying to outdo each other to look like they were giving you a roasting and trying to publically humiliate you personally and the company you built....if you had the opportunity to avoid that lose-lose situation would you not take it?
I've no time for MZ or his data slurping behemoth but if I was in his shoes would I buggary be turning up to that committee meeting.
Re: Doing fewer things better...
CAPITA isn't really one company it's more like a bag of marbles. Shitty marbles. Shitty marbles stripped of all talent, skill and hope then sold to a market with few choices manged by people with big egos and small brains.
This allows CAPITA to sell fuckin shitty products, with fuckin awful support for a fuckin lot of money.
Re: I would've bought an iPhone
I had an SE thought it was expensive but appreciated the fact that it just worked with everything but I found the screen keyboard too small for my sausage fingers.
I would have preferred to stick with Apple for the 'it just works' element but the premium on new Apple device is just too high. I picked up a P20 Pro for just over £500, a near equivalent iPhone would be £1k now.
I'm not brand loyal, most of my acounts are still MS from my Winpho days and even with the worry about Google sniffing, the Chinese sniffing and every app sniffing it was still too much to stick with Apple. I don't trust any phone really so don't shop or bank on them anyway.
Re: But why were the transmitters shut down?
They do exactly that. It's part of international agreements with space thingies. When they're done switch 'em off to prevent interference.
Kepler is too far away to be de-orbited but it's also too far away to present much of a problem with regard to Kessler Syndrome. That's a near earth orbit issue.