I am pretty sure we will encypt everything and use TOR or something. Files can be shared with P2P why not whole websites and email accounts and maybe even money (BitCoin). Try getting Internet Connection Records for that lot.
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So what exactly killed it?
This is a technical publication, we can handle the hard stuff. So what EU rules killed it and why is the Defender in particular victim of them?
In my opinion it was just JLR wanted to kill it but wanted to shift the blame to the evil EU. If it was an engine problem just fit a different engine.
Re: "tight safeguards.." "powerful Communications Data Request Filter is not abused."
BTW that phrase "Communications Data Request Filter" just wreaks of some civil servant weasel told "We can't call it a database, we can't call it a database"
Reminds me of Information Retrieval in the film Brazil.
Standard web logging ve The Machine from Person Of Interest
The TV series Person Of Interest has a computer system which watches everyone and creates a list of terrorists and a list of people with standard criminal problems. It's an AI and generally works beautifully.
The UK gov ought to just state that standard logging features be switched on. That would be cheap.
What they are asking for is a distributed database that works as well as DNS but is far far more complex and to be designed and built by the ISPs. There is no chance that this can be come about like other Internet features. It would require that an Israeli company create it as closed source and ISPs place it on their servers or as a hardware sniffer box.
Re: Really shit the bed with this spec
I think it's reasonable that they get the decent signal out there and the TVs are at least able to show the picture. I agree that there should be two logos, one for the basic compatibility and another for full compliance. That way the standard can get established and the TV makers can work on improving their TVs.
Re: Some human decency needed here...
So it would be normal for a neighbour not to comment, fair enough but the lack of comments does not mean lack of something to comment on. You can't say "someone would have said something" if the police are victimizing people who make reports to the police. Saying something is the very thing they would not do if the police did him in.
Deb + Ian excellent OS
I am sad and concerned that this high profile person has been killed. When you hear of suicide threats you think oh yeah he did it. But then if you're going to remove an obstacle to closed source spyware being placed in the OS you would want it to look like suicide so you would plant that meme.
Re: Well if Dell says so . . .
Look, Corporations have lied in the past but it's a logical fallacy to say they will lie in future. In fact having been caught lying we can safely say they won't do it again, that's all in the past.
(Did you see how I used 'critical thinking' to slam you? Did you see how I tried to say that because they have been caught lying that they no longer do so?)
Re: Virtual currency? How about "follow the money" instead?
You are using flowery because you don't want to be called a conspiracy theorist. To me the event was a set up to generate just the sort of 'reactions' we are see. The event seems a bit desperate to me since they already had one terror thing in Paris this year. Perhaps some consequences will be unwelcome because it's counter to a unified EU. However boarders can be left open if every individual can be 'chipped' and tracked. Fortunately the Smartphones have 'chipped' most people and are even being used as money by many banks and shops.
Really this event is good for everyone, except ISIS and Extremists like myself and yourself.
Real Time Messages
So during the attacks they would not need to use encryption since there is not enough time to use the intercepted messages to get ahead f them. During the social media phase they are not using encryption. During the planning is the only time encryption would be an advantage. If people want to communicate secretly then they can unless someone on the inside leaks the info.
Re: Well that's a good solution
You are answering the wrong question. You think the question is "How do we fight ISIS on the Internet?" which you have answered very sensibly but really anyone could have thought of that but the Gov don't.
The real question is "How can we monitor every aspect of everyone's lives?" Blanket surveillance of everybody is a good place to start, not targeted on just ISIS.
Re: Not about IT?
As a contractor you are far more in control of your working life than as a permie. You're more like a Pirate than a Royal Marine. Companies need both types of people. I expect you were hired by a department within a company who are able to pay other companies to get stuff done. I expect it was corporate HQ who issued the hiring freeze so technically you are not a person but a supplier.
A company (customer) expect another company (supplier) to look after their own staff and taxes. The customer tells the supplier what they are looking for and the supplier figures out how best to deliver that. As long as the customer is pleased with product or service and the supplier is pleased with the payment then business has been done. As long as no one gets run over by a forklift then the human aspect is OK too.
Re: KeithR Re: Long overdue
"Rather asinine, isn't it, for a contractor to complain about lack of job security?"
It's not a case of complaining. Job security has a value. Permie get paid less but are in full employment. Depending on the contracting area a contractor may have long or short periods of no work. That has a negative monetary value.
If the proposals take away some benefits of contracting but don't compensate with the benefits of a permanent job then the complain is it's making you worse off.
Look, we have to save the earth. I happily pay 5p for a shopping bag that used to be free and have noticed planet earth is a little less endangered. You must have noticed a reduction in global warming since we switched to environmentally friendly light bulbs. These AAAA vacuum cleaners have made the sky a bit bluer too.
If you're powering your own service and you're the only one who loses out if you switch the power off then no big deal. However if you are the only one powering a shared hub then that's a guaranteed nightmare. You could turn your power off when you go on holiday and upset other people in your street.
Vaxhall TV advert
The neighbors boy complements the man's car and asks if it has a twitter account and a MySpace webpage or something. The bloke seems disheartened that his car does not have an Android app. "Didn't you want all that shit?" the boy asks.
I wanna know what car he has because that's the one with out the CAN bus vulnerabilities. You don't want someone doing a Michael Hastings or a Paul Walker style assassination on you. It's mad enough battling Merc drivers in a 20 year old Peugeot. Ah maybe I need a powerful microwave oven element as a WiFi booster sending out scrambled data. That would disable a Merc.
Re: We miss Borland..
What was so amazing about the original Turbo Pascal was how accessible it was for such a powerful tool. I think it was £45 plus a bit more for the libraries. I had become restricted by MS Basic on a DOS machine but as soon as I switched to Turbo Pascal I was instantly productive.
I feel that Borland lost it's appeal for me with Delpi. Yes it was a good tool but for the type of business applications I was producing MS Access was far faster and had a better database back end.
Now the tool is super expensive unless you are creating a major program with a very big budget.
Computing is becoming both easier and more difficult
You are totally right.
Windows is known for getting slower and slower over months and years. The solution which always worked was format and re-install but in the last few years as you just said the computer is just as slow having done the updates.
I envy the people who just unlock their fondle slab and instantly start doing stuff. Windows should be like that. It never was but it's further from that than ever. No one who has first used a tablet will ever take to a PC. People who use PCs will migrate to a tablet once there is no reason to cling to a PC.
The computer industry is like a fast flowing river, you can hold your position or even paddle upstream but everyone including your parents are swept along with the technological flow. They are not using cloud services because they know more about computers than you do, it's because their new computer came like that or a button popped up and they pressed it.
Computing is becoming both easier and more difficult. It's easier for those who are clueless and harder for those who know what they are doing.
Re: I wish there was a game I actually wanted to play.
You know what. It might be a good thing you got bored of computer games. We have a massive great big high bandwidth super real Matrix to play in. A word of warning, the game's maker has said in the printed manual "That which openeth the Matrix belongeth to me."
Re: No need to anything Microsoft in the home anymore.
Windows PCs are very hard to operate but have always been very capable and adaptable. Android and iOS are fare easier for the average person to use for their average stuff. Microsoft dumbing down the PC is in recognition of the fact that most people don't need the power and complexity. However they have not been able to make them as easy to use as Apple products and the dumbing down makes them even harder to use for the things they are most suited for.
Basically Microsoft are hastening the PC demise.
They should have kept windows like Windows 7. They should have done all that Metro stuff just on the Tablets and Phones.
Just imagine if they had got the Windows 8 speed improvements and it still looked like Windows 7.
Just imagine if you could fit an ARM co-processor and run the Android and Tablet apps on the PC at super speed.
Re: I think I'm getting old :(
Well I downloaded Windows 10 beta from Microsoft and it works very well and quite quick. However it still suffers from the main Windows 8 problem of having a Metro interface and requiring a Hotmail account. As long as Microsoft think they can make money from their 'iTune Store' clone then they will keep the Metro interface. However if you ignore the Metro interface it's almost as good as Windows 7 but not as good at XP. The only reason not to use XP is various new versions of programs from Microsoft are not supported.
Re: If they want to stop terrorists...
The video is at it's most effective when it's talked about but not watched. Getting it taken off the main places ordinary folk will see it is the best way to get most people to know *about* it. When you do watch it it's obviously terrible acting, poor special effects and far too good audio quality for a cheap camera outdoors in the wind. If too many people saw this too many people would know it was a fake. Their will be people at the BBC who know it's fake but they don't want to get their friends into trouble.
When people fisrt started getting on the Internet back in the early 90's the most astonishing thing was that you could reach any server anywhere in the world for free. Free once you had got online that is.
How was it possible to talk to Australia for free when phoning there cost a fortune?
Not only that, how come the content was free too?
The next astonishing thing was that you could host a website and anyone in the world could look at it for free. You could pretty much say what you liked on the site and it was only discretion keeping you sensible.
Obviously the efficiency of HTML and TCP/IP compared to the vast bandwidth available meant it was probably not costing anything to use it in any case. It was this freedom and utility which got the Internet to catch fire the way it has.
Video is so massive compared to any other form of data that it requires new technology and new rules. TCP/IP is the least obvious choice for sending video yet the most readily available. It maybe possible to build a P2P video network to rival YouTube but who wants that sort of traffic flowing through their home connection all day?
We are seeing the maturing of the Internet rather in the way we nolonger see open SMTP relays which were once left open to assist everyone's email.
The changes in the world probably don't affect you because you are very average and stay clear of the edges. However the road is narrowing. Acceptable behavior standards are being drastically altered like turning a massive ship. An article in the Daily Mail yesterday said "60% of parents admit to snooping on their children's Internet use" Surely the headline should have read "40% of parents admit to allowing their children to use the Internet unsupervised".
These filters will allow the corporations to become the parents. I can think of some examples of bad corporate parenting like allowing children to sit in front of the Disney channel. Likes like inviting a paedo to babysit. Just look up Donald Duck Ride in google image search if you need some evidence to kick off your own investigations.
The average bloke in this country no longer has balls. They have TV adverts telling us how useless men are. There is one where the wife does not allow the man a house key. She and her friends are sitting inside laughing because he is outside and has missed the curfew. Can you imagine an advert being shown where the man treats the woman this way? This is how deep in the psyche this mind warping social engineering has gone.
Men are seen either as harmless sports loving fools or sick perverts and not much in between unless they are pretty.
Men should grow some balls. Dare they?
Re: Electricity is free is you steal it
The nature of the BitCoin maths is that PCs are rubbish at mining. You can buy something a million times more powerful that it's just not worth trying to get PCs to do it.
However Graphics cards are 100 times better than the CPU for BitCoins so an online games company programmer decided to put mining software into the game. He mined quite a few but got caught when gamers graphics cards started getting very hot.
LiteCoin mining is another matter. The maths that drive that can't be done so easily with non-PC hardware. The PC is the best tool and the graphics card is the top component.
Re: Increasing difficulty of mining Bitcoin
The difficulty reflects the amount of mining power automatically. Some people drop out when mining becomes unprofitable and the difficulty will re-adjust. Some people continue because they speculate on a price rise. BitCoin history shows that unprofitable mining in the past made huge profits because of the price rise.
It is true that the difficulty is so high that some forms of mining can never be profitable. But the price of replacing a graphics card with a block eruptor of the same power is £12 with a tiny 2watt power usage. So high performance is still within reach of the individual miner.
Although it's concerning I don't think this will happen.