It's quite a let down that Ryan Reynolds wasn't involved in baiting this scammer. It involves Deadpool and Twitter, so it certainly seems like something he'd do.
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Pretty sure US Navy vessels still get wet. Sometimes in rather more places than the manufacturer recommends.
Though from what I read here, the Royal Navy may soon have to resort to canoes. Probably with a BAE contract to supply them for roughly 60 million pounds each, plus maintenance. And paddles.
A telco representative saying that "a diverse community of suppliers" and "increase[d] market competition" are good things? Hey, AT&T, we consumers need more alternatives to the traditional cellular network access leasing model with the large incumbents. It’s not cost-effective or sustainable.
Oh, right, logical consistency isn't important. Situational ethics support whatever maximizes corporate profits.
Re the Netgear router. "Ok, I'm using my phone to power cycle my router, and being a phone app, of course they route all traffic through their servers. Great, sending the off command now. Let's wait 10 seconds. ... And now to send the on command... huh, 'cannot reach your IoT gateway. Check that it is plugged into your network.'"
I'm a little lost on who "they" are.
I was under the impression that "makeshift options that mainly appear to fix the issue but which will either get defunded soon or allowed to wither away" were collectiively called "legislation", and therefore the exclusive provenance of one's government.
C'mon, reg, it's obviously a Security-Handicapped Internet Thing.
And yeah, routers aren't exactly IoT in that they're supposed to defend against this kind of thong, not be vulnerable to it. But odds are they're going to use the same chips, if they don't already. "Hey, we can save ten pence per unit if we switch to this other chip that's being produced in volume for IoT devices. Sure it only has half the memory, but we can just leave out the firewall and hard-code the admin password to save space."
But if all consumer routers have the same score, we're back to picking based on color. "Per government regulation, we are permitted to assert that our routers' color scheme reflects light at a higher frequency than the competition." "We use multiple colors to achieve spread spectrum light reflection."
For a moment, I took your title as a suggestion: let Anonymous run IANA.
I'm not entirely convinced this would be a worse solution than either a US or UN backed organization. It probably would lead to Balkanization when Anon plays with IP assignments "for the lulz", or just removes a domain of whoever some subset of Anon doesn't like today instead of using LOIC. But Balkanization is likely to happen anyway, and I doubt Anon would keep its shenanigans secret, unlike the US government.
Entirely too much thought into a ridiculous proposition, but when the "serious" answers are a joke, sometimes one must take a joke seriously.
All we know is that the ambulance left, not that it had any occupant. Nor do we know whether said occupant, if any, was still roughly human-shaped (note that I am not saying the HR representative was ever actually a human, just human-shaped), or needed carrying out in a bucket.
Not that this post is purely an exercise in pedantry, and does not necessarily reflect my preferences on the final state of said "truffle womble".
If the user is conditioned to accept all plug-in installation requests (or anything witha Yes/No dialog), the computer probably already has Chrome frame installed. So the penetration may be close to IE levels.
Of course, nobody ever targeted ActiveX when it meant their stuff only runs on IE. Right?
When you're trying to exchange data in the corporate world, where data = money, and your data exchange doesn't work, XML saves the day.
With JSON or binary data, you better have a solid, unambiguous document describing what elements and data types go where, capitalization and all. I've spent hours hunting down issues, even when I wrote both the sender and the recipient. Multi-language debugathons are a great way to spend an afternoon.
With XML, if the data validates against the agreed-upon schema, it's the recipient's fault. If it doesn't, it's the sender's fault.
And knowing [who to blame] is half the battle.
People who don't accept what abook or a preacher say, on the sole authority of said book or preacher, have to think for themselves. And spend most of their time dealing with people who don't think. Kind of like working on a help desk. Not good for one's sense of inner peace.
Speaking of which...
If you're striping, you really want all the drives to be as close to identical as possible, so you're distribuitng the writes evenly. If one has a faster sustained write, but another has a faster seek time, but a third has the highest data density... I think my RAID controller just preemptively let out the magic smoke.
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