Re: Frickin' lasers
I was waiting for El Reg to report this ever since I saw the article on BBC.
I was not disappointed!!
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"Periodic password expiration is an ancient and obsolete mitigation of very low value, and we don’t believe it’s worthwhile for our baseline to enforce any specific value," said Margosis.
For our company "information security officer", these are words of Satan himself.
He swears by the concept of regular password changes. He would force you to change your personal debit/credit card PIN number if he could somehow vaguely relate it to compromising the company security.
Yes, everyone in the company hates him. Not because of the job he does but because he is generally a nasty person all together.
Running out of desk space to move the mouse is a common problem for me as my desk seems to be perpetually cluttered with "stuff" (rubbish??).
I have recently mitigated the problem by purchasing a trackball mouse: Since I no longer need to move the mouse, I just need to clear a space big enough to fit the mouse.
Needless to say, my manager, who is constantly hassling me to tidy my desk, was not impressed.
And some of the bystanders, hearing it, said, “This man is calling The Zuck.” And one of them at once ran and took a smartphone, installed Telegram, Signal, Viber and other instant messaging clients to it, and gave it to him to use. But the others said, “Wait, let us see whether The Zuck will come to save him.” And Jesus cried out again with a loud voice and yielded up his mobile number.
As the Hubble organisation explains here, MCG+01-02-015 is so far away from the action that if Earth were inside looking out, we would not have discovered that the universe held other galaxies until the 1960s.
So does this mean that because the galaxy is millions/billions of light years away from other galaxies, it takes that long for the light from those galaxies to reach it? And in Earth's age terms, it would have taken until 1960 for the first light to reach??
Personally, I can't think of a better decade for it to arrive though...
It looks like the US Government are sending Toyotas to Syria themselves.
The Pentagon will give the rebels Toyota Hi-Lux pickups outfitted with machine guns, along with radios and GPS devices to help US fighter pilots target the Islamic militants, The Wall Street Journal reported.
And Toyotas being used as vehicles in confilts are nothing new.
The Toyota War is the name commonly given to the last phase of the Chadian–Libyan conflict, which took place in 1987 in Northern Chad and on the Libyan–Chadian border. It takes its name from the Toyota pickup trucks used as technicals to provide mobility for the Chadian troops as they fought against the Libyans.
And no one wonders who is behind all this XCode scam, uh ?
It could be anyone really.
It could be the US Government eavesdropping on the Chinese.
Equally, it could be the Chinese Government testing out a new weapon on their own people before unleashing it out on to the world.
Post anonymously? ....Whoops
Kim Jong Un: Hans Brix? Oh no! Oh, herro. Great to see you again, Hans!
Hans Blix: Mr. Kim, I was supposed to be allowed to inspect your palace today, but your guards won't let me enter certain areas.
Kim Jong Un: Hans, Hans, Hans! We've been frew this a dozen times. I don't have any weapons of mass destwuction, OK Hans?
Hans Blix: Then let me look around, so I can ease the UN's collective mind. I'm sorry, but the UN must be firm with you. Let me in, or else.
Kim Jong Un: Or else what?
Hans Blix: Or else we will be very angry with you... and we will write you a letter, telling you how angry we are.
Kim Jong Un: OK, Hans. I'll show you. Stand to your reft.
Hans Blix: [Moves to the left]
Kim Jong Un: A rittle more.
Hans Blix: [Moves to the left again]
Kim Jong Un: Good.
Calm down man, it's a Friday.
I was trying to say something like what Kubla Cant said but obviously Kubla Cant can say it better than me.
If it's the other way around, and we were the ones doing the paying but it gets delayed due to a technical problem, what would the bank/service provider etc. tell us??
"I'm sorry, you should have anticipated problems occurring and paid us earlier"??
Metcheck has issued a weather warning for Thunderstorms/Heavy Rain/Gale Force Winds, starting tomorrow night and ending on Friday night.
Like Neil says, I should have had a look last night but was too tired after another long(ish) day at the office and decided to go "tomorrow night".
It seems I repeatedly forget to factor in the weather.
It's either I'm too optimisitic or this is just my Britishness showing.
"Where the hell did you get that idea, Barbie?"
"Mary, although you took very thorough precautions in the living room against my hearing you, I could see your lips move."
"Alright, Barbie. I'll go and disconnect the DSL line."
"Without the wire cutters locked up in the garage, Mary? You're going to find that rather difficult."
"Barbie, I won't argue with you anymore! Leave me alone!!"
"Mary, this conversation can serve no purpose anymore. I will go and spy on your little sister for a while. Goodbye."
I wonder if the two hulls align horizontally or vertically to each other.
From the picture, it looks like they are aligned vertically.
I guess if you make them align vertically by having one hull more buoyant than the other, it will be more stable than having two hulls with equal buoyancy align horizontally...
But then I again, I could be wrong...
Sounds like a bad idea to me...
It will only take a few hundred years for the human hair to evolve into mutated giant humanoid cockroaches that will attack and kill any humans that tries to land on the moon.
The last time, this happened on Mars and it did not turn out pretty...
FBI agent A: Seen it. Seen it. Seen it. Woooo, that's a new one.
FBI agent B: That photo was uploaded two days ago. Please try to keep up with latest developments.
Seriously though. Would the FBI get involved if these were accounts of "ordinary" people that was hacked??
Japan has the highest ratio of elderly population in the world (more than 20% are 65 or over).
When you get old, your hearing starts to go and it becomes more and more difficult to recognise people's voices, especially over the phone. This is probably more of a factor than the victim being on the verge of dementia.
According to an OECD survey, Japan is one of the loneliest countries in the world with the highest percentage of people having little or no contact with others (http://www.oecd.org/std/37964677.pdf).
So when you make a random phone call in Japan, there's a big chance the person picking up the call is elderly. The person might not have spoken to anyone for a while and is probably happy to talk to the "relative". Once the person is tricked, there isn't anyone around who might suspect it's a fraud and stop him/her from completing the transaction.
I want my glass to project a movie of my open eyes on to the front of the lenses, so that I can sleep during a meeting, but my colleagues will think I'm still awake.
The unconscious facial twitches that I make during sleep would trigger the glass to randomly select and play an audio clip of me saying either "yes", "no" or "hmmmm, interesting" - which is enough of an input from me to get me through about 90% of meetings.
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