Re: Obviously not GPS jamming
Unless it was highly targeted in order to generate an article on El Reg?
3386 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011
"If you've ever had the misfortune to see a Magento database, you'll know why they haven't made a program to do that. It's EAV and custom columns and tables all the way down. Truly a database in name only."
COVID holds no fear for me, for I have seen and dealt with such a monstrosity as the Magento database.
"The best way to avoid such attacks is to migrate to Magento 2, a spokesperson from Sansec told El Reg."
You don't migrate from Magento 1 to Magento 2. You completely redevelop your website to use Magento 2, as there is no reliable way to migrate the data across from version 1 to version 2. That's potentially hundreds of thousands of products, orders etc, that have to be brought across some how without affecting audits etc.
Adobe though could not give a damn about that little issue, meaning retailers are at the mercy of web development agencies to do it for them. The costs are going to be eye watering.
I do not envy any retailer or solitary dev dealing with this at the moment. I really don't.
"Most developers want familiar non-intrusive tools so they can get on with concentrating on their development, not constantly running up a learning curve for the tools."
I find it odd that those developers then develop interfaces and software that keep moving the goal posts in terms of usability for Joe Bloggs and his dog.
"that can be used to achieve what the students are learning ?"
I think it's one of these things that's mandated by industry. If you leave education to go in to a job, they're all using Adobe. So if you go in and say you learnt everything you know on GIMP, you won't get the job.
Creative industries are lazy in this respect. They financially hurt themselves to kit themselves out in Mac's with Adobe because they either don't know any better, they don't want to do anything else, and most of the tutorials on the internet are really related to Adobe products.
When they become cynical and get to the point of do they feed themselves that week or pay Adobe for a license, they'll learn that there are other tools available and that it isn't the tool that produces the work. It's the workman.
FYI, I do film photography and I use a combination of darktable and GIMP for my photos. Adobe Photoshop offers absolutely nothing of value in this respect.
So we're going to remove the master terminology because a few people have nothing better to do than be offended? Ok then.
What are we meant to do with cars? They often have a brake master cylinder, a clutch master cylinder and a clutch slave cylinder. Are we going to change that as well? And what about aircraft where you retard the prop? Shall we change that as well?
While we're at it, can we change the name or stop using the word landlord? As someone who's Irish I find the term highly offensive given it's history with the famine. Also, any company called Cromwell. Change the name of it. The bastard shouldn't be remembered, especially given he's the one who started this slavery bullshit with the Irish in 1625. The colour orange too, get rid of that. Ban it from use on traffic lights because I fear that a pipe band will start up "The Boyne Water".
But no. We're adults. We understand, well I thought we did, that if I have a problem with the brake master cylinder in my car it's named down to it's function. No one when they're inventing these things thought "I'm going to call this the master because I long for the day of being able to have a group of slaves do my bidding".
If people bothered their arses more with issues that affect the population more than daft terminology that has actual no relation to past horrors that share nothing other than a common name, then we, as a society, may be closer to ending homelessness. Ending childhood hunger. Getting everyone proper healthcare that could be afforded. But, yet, here we are.
"In the absence of legally binding rules to ensure smart appliances remain supported..."
I beg to differ.
A fool and their money are easily parted. So if they think they're that important that they need to spend £1,000 on a box to keep food cold while tweeting about their own vacuous life, then they fully deserve to have the thing bricked after 2 or 3 years.
This doesn't need anything legally binding to keep the manufacturers from bricking the fridges. It needs common sense on the side of the consumer, and there's no legislation for that.
"Ooh, there was me thinking it was the British, but hey, blaming Muslims always works.
I don't seem to remember much Islamic presence in Las Malvinas, however."
That's exactly the point I was making. And it's disgraceful really that the anti-Islam post seems to be fairly popular here.
It's a bad day when El Reg becomes infested by Trump supporting right wing bigots.
"However, I have a modest proposal: let the Army to do the deliveries"
Why is it that whenever there's a little bit of a crisis, or something that puts the shiters up people, the default response is to involve the Army?
Calm the fuck down, walk to your local shop and do your shopping and walk back home. There you get your bit of exercise and your food at the same time.
I got to say that having a dedicated work space is probably the single most important thing to do get in terms of your mental health. It's too easy to work in front of the TV in the living room, but at the end of the work day where are you going to relax? Right now I'm in my dining room, and when it gets to 5:30pm I'm closing the laptop and walking to the living room until tomorrow where I go to work in the dining room. Then, on Friday, I pack it up and put the equipment in the corner so that the dining room can be used for non-work things for the weekend.
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