142 posts • joined 15 Dec 2011
Re: Had the fire brigade called to a five star hotel, in Malta....
Some reactor in Chernobyl also had the safety devices disabled during an "unauthorized experiment" ...
Is this the same
Is this the same FBI that got repeated calls about the Florida school shooter, and did nothing whatsoever?
P Re: Possible scenario
"P" stood for Pursuit -- later became "F" for Fighter
8" Re: My Precious...
The Lowell observatory sells an 8" scope for a petty-cash sum
memorize? Re: Border crossings, with or without Network access
all you have to memorize is your 1st name &home 'phone number
Re: old lessons well learned
A medical device company went DD-MMM-YYYY. Worked OK _until_ the French customers wanted French months (just Jan-Fev-..., not Brumaire, Frimaire ...), the Germans wanted German, the Esperanto customers ...
Solitaire Re: Reminds me of a story
I believe this is what Solitaire was invented for
Trump gave Putin some Mossad secrets _without_ any backdoor ...
Re: AMD not vulnerable
X86-64 is an _AMD_ architecture, which Intel had to adopt after Itanium crashed &burnt. Guess who copied from whom ...
Mr. P has already got it
Now merged with AA
resurrect Re: FBI can't unlock smartphone
Maybe they can then resurrect some of the dead ...
"and here follow my conclusions
upon which I will base my facts"
humidity Re: Heating / Aircon
At one place, half the people complained it was too hot, half that it was too cold. The AC people ran round&round with a thermometer.
They never checked humidity; but one person would ride her bike to work, put her sweaty sweatshirt on her chair to dry -- and after 9+ hours it would be still sweaty.
I suggested they replace their thermometer with an astrology book -- more fun, and equally misleading.
The V is missing!
Re: I had a boss that kept forgetting his password.
Dialog re: bluetooth
me: use the 'phone # of the girl that would have been your girl firiend if only she had said yes
Turner Whitted (yes, him!): 722...
Me: hey that's a Seattle 'phone #!
Turner: I didn't specify the area code ...
This was the home 'phone of young Kathy Pappas, who is now (&has been for a while) Kathy Whitted.
letter to authenticate letter
At one place, a guy had a degree from a university they did not recognize. They asked for a letter from that university, to verify the degree was really a degree. I suggested they also ask for a 2nd-order letter to verify the letter, a 3rd-order letter to verify the 2nd-order letter, ...
The $1M goes into a private person's pocket. Ask Charles I how this worked out.
life&death? Re: Did He Have An Option ???
The shenanigans were not deadly to any individual; and if all polluters were murderers, the jails would be very full.
Re: Wasting the courts time
Israel's wage protection act lets the judge award up to 5% per week; this is mainly to make employers' legal departments to avoid delaying tactics.
195X Re: do not enter the hypen!
Fortran 1 could do it back in 195X
Chap.12 "the wheel of life" in "when the air hits your brain" https://www.amazon.com/When-Air-Hits-Your-Brain/dp/0393330494 has a similar story
NZ, Canada &Australia Re: Why Israel didn't ban electronic devices on flights to Tel Aviv?
also to the point: NZ, Australia &Canada share "5 eyes" intelligence with the US. If they have not banned laptops, what is different about the US?
battery Re: Security Theater
It's way easier to put out battery fire in the cabin than in the hold
(alleged) locker-cave talk:
"I grab women by the [deleted]; when you're a neanderthal, they let you do it"
per http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39425532 and http://fortune.com/2017/03/28/trump-electronics-ban-iata-criticism/ , the IATA boss does not believe this is about security, has mentioned protectionism.
I notice Canada, NZ and Australia, which share intelligence with the US and UK, have no ban
why a _reading/writing_ test, and not oral? I don't usuallycommunicate with a cab driver by paper notes ...
when Intel demonstrated the 487, they showed how "a nontechnical layperson" can just plug it in.
Unfortunately, they chose an IBM VP, who plugged it in wrong way round and broke it.
I took care of a hard dive once by putting it on a stone step and treading on it. The drive enclosure got bent 45 degrees; disk was unlikely to spin again
encrypt Re: Commercial Aircraft Locations
Data could be encrypted, with the key safe on the ground, sealed up, junked upon safe landing.
CYA Re: Aaand it's gone
Thus, the hackers can hack as before, but the general public won't get to the site ...
1973 Re: Teach, train, don't complain only...
The documentation for the 1st Unix to get out of Bell labs tells you how they salted password. This was in 1973.
no! Re: Fairly pointless, really
If the crypto is public-key, with the private key kept in a safe country, the journalist in the field cannot be forced to decrypt.
other way round
The CIA didn't tell Bush; Bush &Cheney told the CIA
If this were the US, the school would have been sued for a large sum of $s; concentrates administrators' minds wonderfully.
Russian has no definite article; I gather lots of Russian computers have "ANY" (in latin characters) written in sharpie on the space bar.
That option makes it _homogeneous_ . Isotropic is another issue
NIST retired 80-bit crypto 12/31/2010, said 112 is the minimum
humidity Re: Speaking of boarding up things.
At one place, half the people complained it's too hot, half complained it's too cold. The AC crew ran around with a thermometer, but had no humidity meter; I suggested the thermometer be replaced by an astrology book -- no less accurate (for purpose) and more entertaining.
But one employee would ride her bicycle to work, hang up her wet sweatshirt -- and it was still wet 9 hours later.
Re: Personally, I applaud the use of this technology.
I don't think Mr. Marketing Hack is running for US president
Where is the HCF op-code, now that we need it?
(Halt &Catch Fire)
wrote this up nicely in his "Do no harm" (p.268 &on)
Job was someone else; Job control language was invented to torment him (&others)
He who lives by the rounded corner
Shall die by the rounded corner
He who lives
By the rounded corner ...
Re: foreign encryption is a 'theoretical' capability
Re: And as the last galaxy was counted...
I believe Arthur Clarke's billion is a Eurpoean billion (=10^12)
vacuum & UPS
I had a project run on 2 Winchester disks (75+75MB, I think); the tape backup was delayed &delayed. I was told "back up 1 disk to the other". "what if there's a power-cut?" -- "you're on an uninterruptible power supply!"
Then the same technician plugged a vacuum cleaner 4 times running into that UPS, killed it. I inquired as ti why she was not shot at dawn.
Re: vexatious litigant, eh?
The high bar is to _WIN_ the suit, _NOT_ to file, scare, and force the defendant into big legal expenses