Microsoft Takes Down No-IP.com Domains
noip is just a text substitution of an IP address, and nothing to do with the actual traffic.
It's a meaningless quotation.
You might just as well say that 100% of abuse happens over IP.
CyanogenMod Integrates Text Message Encryption
So now your 20 character "just on the way home" text message blows out to a couple of thousand bytes, and your telco provider has to send your SMS as 10 SMS now, and charges your accordingly.
Retail Copies of Office 2013 Are Tied To a Single Computer Forever
Run all your Windows App in a VM, and when you upgrade the physical hardware, migrate the VM (keep the same VM UUID, etc).
Australian Govt Forces Apple, Adobe, Microsoft To Explain Price Hikes
Steam games are consistently higher priced - and you can't get round it with VPNs or Paypal - the credit card # proves you're in Australia.
And it's not like it's priced in Aussie dollars with a mediocre exchange rate - The games are priced on the same store.steampowered.com website in USD dollars.
So why more expensive now? Ah - because steam games would undercut the price of boxed games in stores.
Anonymous Warhead Targets US Sentencing Commission
Juvenile hackers with an overdeveloped sense of self-importance, holding people to ransom with the equivalence of IT terrorism.
To get me to switch jobs, it'd take ...
Being in full-remission for cancer (thanks God!), I'm working for an employer which gives 1 yr sick leave in a rolling 2-year window. It's the only benefit worth talking about (eg we have no coffee), but it's such a biggie, it's keeping me put.
Former Microsoft Exec: Microsoft Has "Become the Thing They Despised"
I still wonder why Windows has both Notepad and Write.
Among APs I detect, the secured:unsecured ratio is:
Yes, but MAC filtering is useful in addition to other defences (ie defense in depth)
WPA2 PSK, and
MAC filtering, and
ssh with preshared keys only, and ....
Study Finds 1 in 10 Used Hard Drives Contains Old Personal Data
Some dodgy retailers in Australia have been re-shrink-wrapping used hard disks and selling them as new again.
Typically this seems to be with resellers that offer a 7-day money back no-quibble guarantee.
MA High School Forces All Students To Buy MacBooks
>> Hawking was the only one to stay the course...and yes, he did get a laptop.
Oh really? Given that he was born in 1942, and would have left high-school at 16, or 18 (assuming he went to a Grammar school), he would have left school in 1960.
Now I know laptops have been around for a while, and unless you're a theoretical physicist who understands time, time travel, and .... Hang on!!!
Explaining Oracle's Sun Takeover — "For the Hardware"
Customers, potential customers, and to stick it to IBM.
The OS is just a vehicle for a database.
Scrabble To Allow Proper Nouns
1) Change your name via Deed-Poll to the letters left in your rack.
2) Place letters on board
The Future of OpenSolaris
solaris console login: ^H
The Future of OpenSolaris
Yeah - same problem - of about nine or ten systems that I've tried it on (up to snv_133), all of them have at least one hardware problem.
eg from my memory
NIC drivers (Broadcom, Even Intel)
W/LAN drivers (Atheros for instance)
Display driver support (not just VESA!)
HW RAID drivers (Compaq, Promise)
AHCI drivers (including NCQ and hot plug support (slated to fix in snv 135)
AMD PhenomII support (fixed now since snv 126)
and I've had issues with the install (eg installation from USB CDROM)
However, saying all this, the journey is worthwhile - some features really are fantastic - especially together:
ZFS + snapshots + dedupe + Virtualbox VMs.
Details Emerge On EU-Only "Browser Choice" Screen For Windows
random my ass!
Unknown 7m Asteroid Almost Impacted Earth
I know MS has been advertising Windows 7 a lot, but to sponsor a near miss with a 7m asteroid - that takes some doing.
Bletchley Park WWII Staff Finally Recognized
For a good read, I can recommend "The Hut Six Story : Breaking the Enigma Codes by Gordon Welchman".
Some of the reasons why Enigma Failed:
1) Choosing "sillies" for encryption keys (eg QWE, QAZ (or whatever the equivalent is on the German AZERTY keyboard).
2) Re-using keys
3) Using Cribs (eg putting some of the preamble of the message into the encrypted part)
4) Sending the same message day after day (eg "Nothing to Report"). This would compromise the key for all stations using that key:
5) Using the same key for lots of destination stations
6) Fundamental design limitation (A Letter will never encrypt to itself).
7) Enigma operator laziness (eg using the same order of wheels as the previous day). (There are 5*4*3 = 60 combinations possible).
8) More laziness - using the default Ring setting on each ring.
9) "Indicator setting" repeated - in 1 in 8 cases this would lead to a repeated encrypted key - which would give the cryptanalyst an idea of which wheels could have been used. (Fundamentally this is a kind of key distribution problem - how to get the session key established).
10) Basing a military encryption system on a commercial product.
Sixty years on, we're still making some of the same mistakes!
Windows 7 To Include "Windows XP Mode"
I'm wondering - Microsoft is now embedding its vitualisation technology into the desktop (they've already done it for Windows Server of course).
Is this the next salvo in the Microsoft vs. EveryOneElse? I'm thinking what happened in the Browser wars. NCSA/Mosaic initially was a superior browser to IE. Now is the same thing going to start happening to VMware/VirtualBox/ParallelsDesktop? It's hard to compete with Free (VirtualBox is free of course for personal users).
I'm also wondering if this is a sort of admission that Windows7 won't offer a fully compatible API for legacy applications to carry on working?
Australia's Vast, Scattershot Censorship Blacklist Revealed
Other than being a domain typo, www.ninmsn.com just redirects to a web index.
Are we going to include all domain squatting / domain misspellings / misregistrations now as well?
What about google cache of a banned URL?
It seems clear that the URL filter won't be capable of doing RegEx expansion.
EC Considering Removing Internet Explorer From Windows
Assuming that IE will be removed, will it be little more than :
del "%Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe"
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