I have found what I call Rule Z for people offered newer versions of any HW or SW. "Rule Z: If it's new, it must be better, you ought to use it."
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"Necessity is the plea for every infringement of human freedom. It is the argument of tyrants; it is the creed of slaves." --William Pitt, The Younger (1759-1806), British statesman.
"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." --Benjamin Franklin
So, Boeing finally went the Airbus (AirCoffin) route and put in SW the pilot couldn't take command away from.
Decided they'd go the XL Airways Germany Flight 888T route when the three angle of attack sensors disagreed and killed everyone on board?
Just a little bit though, just a little bit pregnant, just piles of dead bodies.
"Basically, the cryptographic keys used to encrypt and decrypt the data are not derived from the owner's password, meaning, you can seize a drive and, via a debug port, reprogram it to accept any password. At that point, the SSD will use its stored keys to cipher and decipher its contents. Yes, it's that dumb."
And who would be dumb enough to think it was otherwise? You can change the drive’s password in a few seconds – how many people thought it decrypted and re-encrypted the whole drive in a second?
How can we survive without real plastic physical sims!?!? How would it work?! I’ve had a cell phone since the bag phone days, with two networks, Verizon now – never seen a sim card in real life.
I love it when people ponder how the future will be if xxx happens, when the “new” situation is already around, open for full observation. OMG, how will Great Britain survive without the EU!? Ah – like it did for several centuries before the EU?
What tickles me is in this age of The Cloud, of everything interconnected, when you can set your house thermostat and pay bills from Antarctica, when you can share all your photos with friends online – you need to carry around this little piece of plastic? LOL!
"At the time she was stopped, the Trump administration was cracking down on Muslim people traveling into the States."
Why does an otherwise high quality article in a top notch publication print nonsense like this? They were cracking down on visas from countries that couldn’t properly vet travelers. From 6 of the 50 majority-Muslim countries, 12% of the world’s majority Muslim countries, plus N. Korea and Venezuela.
And she was a citizen so the whole visa issue didn’t apply.
Please don’t just parrot this “Trump hates Muslims” misinformation?
Everyone is assuming that these politicians really want to help law enforcement. Politicians have but one goal -- re-election. They need to be saying to the voters, "We did everything we could, look at this law." They can't afford to say nothing can be done -- that is suicide for a politician. Someone else will immediately say they can fix things and they will be replaced.
Besides -- the ongoing war on terror is the greatest watershed since the Iron Curtain,
Second Writer: Splunge.
Larry: Did he say splunge?
First and Third Writers: Yes.
Larry: What does splunge mean?
Second Writer: It means it's a great-idea-but-possibly-not-and-I'm-not-being-indecisive!
Larry: Good. Right. (to third writer) What do you think?
Third Writer: Er. Splunge?
First Writer: Yeah. Splunge for me too.
Larry: So all three of you think splunge, huh?
"The Department did not completely and properly test Phoenix before its implementation, which is contrary to recognized practices for developing a system," the audit stated. "Phoenix executives cancelled a pilot project with one department that would have assessed whether Phoenix was ready to be used government-wide."
In the automotive assembly plant world, this would be going with production tooling and skipping prototype tooling.
The problem is in a small non-fly-by-wire aircraft is the control stick and the surfaces are directly connected mechanically. The autopilot can't tell if movements are taking place due to the pilot or due to air on the control surfaces. The pilot simply must turn off the autopilot if they want the aircraft.
How Many People Have Died From Falling Down Stairs?
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Dec 13, 2017 - According to the most recent data on stairway accidents in the United States, an estimated 12,000 people die from falling down steps each year.
OK, so if I was an elevator maker, and I showed statistics that our elevators only kill 6,000 people per year, I could say we were twice as safe as stairs and everyone would be satisfied?
The “rolling code” instead merely increments codes.
Ah -- yes, that is how rolling codes work, the whole idea behind them. They roll, they don't hop.
You think a randomly selected code can work with a one-way data link? If you can use a random number for the next key, why not just use the random number? What do you need a rolling code for??
Rolling code hacking is nothing new. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolling_code#Vulnerabilities
.. developers from Silicon Valley whose backgrounds are in general purpose software – software that, of course, crashes with reasonable frequency.
Am I the only person that thinks SW sliding into pure unreliable crap is a global problem in all parts of our lives? Or I should just get used to ASIC, All Software Is Crap?
Oh no! Old software!!!! They are running WIN-XP!!!!! How can anyone use /old/ software, you /must/ have the new version!
Can the IT crowd who specialize in always-defective SW always in need of repair ever understand fixed function appliances? These will be working perfectly as ATM's running XP till they crumble to dust.
There is *no* reason to change to the newest OS, none. They are on VPN's and not on the Internet. They don't need to support some new application or anything new. They run as ATM's, period.
Look at the attacks on ATMs, the compromises in the article? Any have anything to do with XP?
What if Google fired a bunch of make employees, hired female replacements to get the numbers (politically) correct.
And then a number of the female hires announced they now identified as males. Would they have to fire them and get more genuine females?
Could they just offer a bonus for any male employees willing to identify as female whilst at work? That would fix things.
You miss the whole point of the article -- Trump bashing. The role of modern journalists these days.
They have to complain about the Trump Travel ban. Not only is it great alliteration, it has been vilified, the definition warped into Islamophobia and away from vetting. It gets people to read articles, tickles the group-think.
Some long-winded piece about the pros and (major) cons of searching computers. just isn't sexy. You have to explain why customs can look up your arse for drugs, but should leave your phone untouched.
Canada is welcome to all the travelers from countries that cannot properly vet its citizens (per Obama's standards). If the tourist dollars are worth the risk to their citizens, OK. Perhaps they will take a more careful approach if they get a building or crowd bombed.
For that matter, if a full 15% of the attendees are from the list of six countries, it's a great idea to move it out of the USA, excellent.
If the 15% are not on the list of six countries, then either they perhaps they believe the hype being pedaled about how horrible it is in the USA? Or they think themselves SJWs and are saving the world?
"Either way, the case is an ideal opportunity for the authorities to flag that people may want to reconsider making money from renting out their rooms or properties if they are racist."
Or they may want to consider being honest. She should have simply said the plumbing broke.
We must accept other cultures and their belief systems – and if you believe differently then you’ll have to change. She is a bad person for thinking someone is a bad person, her lack of acceptance was not acceptable.