127 posts • joined 13 Jan 2010
Re: Defense in Depth
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I can't wait.
I've had some success via the Advertising Standards Authority http://www.proweb.co.uk/~matt/asa_pcworld_haha.gif
And via The Telephone Preference Service "can you hand me to your supervisor now, you've committed a criminal offence by phoning me"
I'm really looking forward to this cookie law being enforced, I'm going to be such a dick!
These are people with access to RIPA
Making these phones a *very* attractive target.
One "sandbox" app across two platforms. Yeah, that sounds like an excellent idea.
Sandboxes, pfft, they work great on compromised devices.
Still, no less secure than whatever shitty Dell is going to be running at their homes.
1 in a million always dodgy to me
I've always thought the X in a million chances of a DNA match was one of the dodgiest statistics around.
DNA is not randomly distributed. So to say "picked at random from the popualtion there is a 1 in X chance of a match" is not the same as "the chance of DNA picked at random from the town in which you and your ancestors have lived in for over 1000 years is 1 in X".
generic name for obvious app
When I saw thew bullet points for what's new in iOS5 my first reaction was : "blimey, you've been living *without* those things for all this time, I thought your platform was supposed to be useful. I guess they had to spend a lot of time getting the phone to pretend to be a flute".
And the icon, the symbol for WiFi combined with the symbol for sync as used by 1990s Palm Pilot.
let me know when there's some *real* news, ta.
Oh BBC, pot kettle
BBC News has learnt that the Government has spent tens of thousands of pounds developing iPhone applications.
"It seems many Government bodies have given in to the temptation to spend money on fashionable gimmicks at a time when they are meant to be cutting back on self-indulgent wastes of money", he told BBC News.
BBC News iPhone and iPad app launches in the UK
Porridge, with jam
A guy I kind of know was in prison (he was caught with guns an live hand grenades in his car !!). He kept running his business with a mobile and played Xbox all day. He said if it wasn't for the fact he couldn't have sex with his missus he would have been quite happy to stay inside.
I might click OK this week when I have no juicy info.
Then a few months down the line I get tempted into the "link this account to your mobile so you can MMS right ot your news feed" feature and I forget I already gave Zynga permission to SMS spam me as and when.
Or better still "reply to this text to stop this sort of spam" [only 1.50 per message, two messages required]
bunch of ranters
> to see how we can regulate the virtual city **while still regarding the internet as an opportunity**
an opportunity for whom and for what ?
Commerce is already doing fine, no need to touch that
anyway, I hope morality is just a smokescreen.
"The bombs dropped on Hiroshima killed 200,000 people, so you can stuff your morality" - crass
Loving the hate
PHP is disliked because it is a shit language. Simple as that.
It has no rigourl, arguments to functions are inconsistently ordered str_replace is it (in_this_string, replace_this, with_this) or (replace_this, with_this, in_this_string) ?
then, of course, there's this http://imgur.com/7unV7
PHP is popular because it has batteries included and back when I started using it, when it was called Personal Home Page, the alternatives were CGI (mostly Perl) or ASP (vbscript, jscript).
I continue to use it through gritted teeth because once I've coded it up my replacement for ongoing maintenance will be much cheaper than me.
MBR writing is due to MS DRM my friends
A windows PC doesn't fill the MBR so "clever" apps have been using it as a private scratch space :
including but not limited to HP ProtectTools, PC Angel, Adobe Flexnet
btw. Coraid uses Plan 9 From Bell Labs
I know they don't make much of it in the news but I know they do as they are very active in the Plan9 community, in fact they hosted last year's Plan 9 International Conference in Athens, GA. http://4e.iwp9.org/
Brantley is a nice guy, I wish them all the best.