CSET will permit the Department to posture itself appropriately
You know, and I know, just exactly what picture would be appropriate here, but this is not a NSFW site so I will leave it to your imaginations.
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The new terms include these two sentences:
You provide us the phone numbers in your mobile address book on a regular basis, including those of both the users of our Services and your other contacts. You confirm you are authorized to provide us such numbers.
This contradicts the quotes in the Update to the article. So, FB, which is it?
I once had an 8080 microprocessor explode on me.
It was the older white ceramic package with gold tin sealing the chip compartment.
I was debugging the firmware on the system with the cover open and it just randomly popped it's tin lid off in my general direction, with an audible pop, and started smoking.
We all wore safety glasses for a week afterwards. Then not.
Anyone remember when Apple bragged about their (PowerPC based?) Mac being on the US export control list?
When exports of anything interesting from the US required a US export certificate stating the number of MTOPS* the device had? Even to NATO allies?
Or when your company would receive a request for quote for some spare parts from some Czechoslovakian company that had received something technical during one of several thaws in the relationships. Only to be told "no can do". Followed a few weeks later by a request for quote for some spare parts from some Swiss company that you'd never done business with before, but wanted exactly the same parts....
The playbook exists. Just repeat until done.
*MTOPS=millions of theoretical operations per second.
Is it due to deferred updates, or selection of (choice) victims by the attackers? Did all 18,000 lose data?
Consider that the attack has been going on for months, did 94% of their customers defer updates all that time? I think I saw somewhere that the malware was distributed/available back in June.
We'll probably have to wait for an after-action report for all the technical detail.
Most mobile phone companies around here have repair crews equipped with....wait for it....phones linked to their competitor's networks. Because, obviously. Repair crews, obviously.
I wonder how long it takes Microsoft to switch to posting their status on GCP and Google to set their email backup plan to Office 362.
Until they're both down. Then, what?
Up here in Lower Canuckistan, the local government-furnished press (a.k.a. CBC) had to prod the local national plod (a.k.a. RCMP) repeatedly. And publicly.
Until they responded. With a "promise" to work with their Indian counterparts.
That was a couple of years ago. No charges yet, and no-one expects any, ever.
I think the manufacturers are working their spec sheets very carefully instead.
Seagate "Barracuda" flash drives for consumer upgrades are rated at total writes of 600x the capacity of the drive. Which is pretty good as long as you don't do video editing all day long, but spend your time reading El Reg instead -- meaning the disk is idle.
Enterprise drives are about 3x better write endurance, if my math is approximately correct (Nytro 1351 series, just to pick a product.)
The end user can also adopt these strategies: keep the drive less than half full; use big RAM as a buffer to reduce writing rate; sleep more often.
The US intelligence people were opposed to much of the Chinese technical product imports before Trump. I think Trump seized this as a useful tool to bash Xi with in demanding a "better" trade deal.
There has been continuous pressure on multiple countries at many levels (PMs, ministers, bureaucrats, intelligence people, military people, the phone companies) by the US and related parties to push the Huawei-is-dangerous line. Because backdoors, seen and unseen, etc etc.
I don't think Biden will change this. 5G and related are (perceived as) a key economic driver for the West.
Actually Meng is not on trial. This is a hearing to decide whether she should be sent to trial in the US. The judge can still issue a subpoena for the said officer to testify, but as he is reportedly now living in Macau that may not fly.
And the RCMP officer in question is alleged to have disclosed "technical information" to the US FBI, he wasn't the arresting officer. The defence wants to prove "improper" procedures between the customs/border security people and the police and the US police. That might open the door to a sufficiently egregious civil rights violation to void the extradition request.
Massive Array of Idle Disks.....MAID.
SGI was selling that a few years ago. They bought some company, and relaballed it as their own. Not sure they sold much. I did have a quote from them once. For a petabyte, back in the days when that was a lot of storage.
If you google it, there is even an article from El Reg from a few years ago, and some papers from 2002.
IIRC, there was no robot, just electrically switched SATA drives, and some erasure coding.
"...I believe they’re the least secure of the MFA methods available today," said Weinert.
Which is why the US Government uses it. To authenticate me for web-based updates for a fast-track border crossing smartcard (with RFID) that arrives in an RF-proof carrying case. The card is smart, and I like to think that I am smart, but, you know.....the rest isn't so easy to believe.
It's a joke when Atlassian, of all companies, makes statistical inferences about use of their products.
The activities captured included events such as creating a document or commenting on a code review.
The time spent clicking, and waiting and waiting, then clicking again 5 times (with attendant waiting), to get a simple Jira issue opened, or cross-linked, or a report written is just too much. Jira is such a piece of 1990s work. Yuch.
It's no wonder people have to work longer. They are waiting for Jira to catch up to their slow human reflexes.
Question for shareholders: is management spreading themselves too thin working on such diverse product lines?
NVIDIA led the GPU revolution from mere display cards to GPUs being a central part of computing today. Could/would they have done that if they were protecting a large-volume CPU franchise at the same time? Tech history has many stories of diverse companies killing off or crippling new products because they would replace/cannibalize their existing product lines. NVIDIA had one line of business, and focused on it very well.
GPU is very difficult to design, build software for, and sell. NVIDIA does all this very well. AMD/ATI does this very well too.
FPGA is very difficult to design, build software for, and sell. Xilinx does all this very well.
CPU is....etc etc etc.
Can AMD management handle all three (CPU, GPU, FPGA) at the same time?
I doubt it; they'll try, but it is a seriously difficult issue. Look at IBM, they are starting to divest unmanageable products/services. Look at Intel, selling off McAfee, and, years ago, network lines.
When IBM bought RedHat, the nay-sayers were rife, predicting the demise of the whole franchise, with good (historical) reasons. It hasn't happened yet, but will.
AMD is following the same road.
The need for a pejorative is because this is The Register comments section.
I do have respect for people taking a principled stand. Such as the people who want to sell a software service to an apparently legal US government entity authorized by the US Congress, observing the principle that they treat all persons and corporations and governments equally. (While observing export control laws, Magnitsky laws, etc.)
You don't appear to have thought of the rights of the sellers of such software.
I also have respect for people who object to mistreatment of illegal ("irregular") migrants. I think they should do it in the correct forum---the political forum.
"Biz is biz, if you don't want to do biz with all comers, apparently legal or not, then don't do biz."
OK, you got me, the apparently legal or not is ethically and morally incorrect. I should not have put in the "or not". I withdraw that part of the statement. That was a mistake. I made it. Ooops.
I agree with much of your remaining argument, e.g. banks have to do their diligence on customers. And
it's possible that some of the managers themselves may object to ICE's policies and actions
Of course they do. I do.
I am not saying they don't, shouldn't or couldn't. My position is such objections belong in the political realm: "email/phone your local congresscritter/MP/PM/POTUS". If you push your views on your employer, they can push back.
So, the US government and a handful of US states are capital punishment states, along with PRC, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, and other well-known highly liberal entities.
I don't hear these employees complaining about such clearly unethical practices in those countries/states. Does HootSuite do business with those entities? And the employees remain silent?
So there is my what-about-ism response to your micro-aggression.
ooh another yapping dog trigger word
I believe the term is dog-whistle.
But, no, to me a snowflake is just a very very fragile thing, and labelling a person with that term is just being pejorative without intending any left/right connotations.
Perhaps you can suggest a better pejorative.
Truly, the employees who wish to usurp the authority of the US Congress, the US Federal court system, and ultimately the US Supreme court, over the actions and policies of the US Homeland Security department, of which Immigration and Customs Enforcement is a mere footnote, is arrogant and presumptive.
There is a lot to complain about DHS and ICE behaviour in treatment of legal and illegal immigrants to the USA. There's a lot of reporting on this topic, some of which is actually accurate.
A handful of Canadian snowflakes should not be telling the CEO of their employer and their board of directors (who represent the interests of the owners of the company) how to leap, how high to leap, and to which music to leap to. Biz is biz, if you don't want to do biz with all comers, apparently legal or not, then don't do biz.
A corollary to the employee's (reported and apparent) position: If the company doesn't agree with your political stance, they can decline to do business with you too! Or in other words, in the words of that famous TV Personality, "You're Fired!".
We had a couple of installation engineers from Isilon come by, setting up a small storage cluster (Infiniband back end, Ethernet front end).
They required a "VT220-compatible" console to configure the system.
We provided a "VT220-actual". They insisted on taking photos. We complied (contrary to company policy, of course).
They were tickled. We were, like, "so what? We've had these for years/decades!"
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