On my home network, I use the private 24-bit block 10.x.x.x, in case I buy more than 16 million devices. Is the article saying that they decided to map public IPs they didn't own to internal devices? Notwithstanding the confusion such cases like the above would cause, this bank could conceivably leak banking data out to that Chinese ISP!
All the articles I can find are equally uninformative.
BRB, going to short myself and be lazy. I'm going to make so much money! Er... wait.
Someone is going to have to hold down the button on the side for 10 seconds though.
Having dealt with selling a government some hardware and services, I can understand charging way more. They don't just call up and order what's on the shelf like your other customers. They want studies and paperwork and certifications and documents and reviews and more paperwork and certificates and contracts and guarantees and the whole process takes a year for what takes your other customers a week.
Seriously, I'm all for accountability in government, but this is the kind of stuff you get for it.
After all the spam I've gotten in the past ~15 years? If I found out there was a spammer in my own city, I'd be willing to spend at least a couple of evenings trying to shut them down.
I enjoy watching my brother play some of his games, and that SMG feature is hilarious. I'd like to see multi-player expand game types; I almost never played COD4 multiplayer, but I almost always like playing puzzle/adventure games (like Monkey Island or Space Quest or what have you) with someone else. Perhaps it's because they were my game of choice in the early 90s (when it was 1 PC per house, not per person), but they don't seem like anywhere near as much fun when played by myself. I'd like to be able to share a screen and controls, and have those arguments about where to go or what to click, and get called an idiot for killing Roger Wilco.
I just bought an Android phone, and some of the more advanced features (search suggestion is the only one I can find right now) won't work unless I have an actual "@gmail.com" account. (My work email is accessed through Google, but apparently that's not enough).
The thought of my phone being crippled by Google on a whim certainly leaves me uneasy.
A common theme I hear is that credit card companies don't care enough about fraud to do any investigation whatsoever. I'm loath to pay any fees at all on my credit card, but I'd probably pay, say, 50$/year to get a card where, in the event of my card being used fraudulently, the criminals are hunted down and prosecuted / persecuted to the fullest extent available in the country in which they're found. (Rather than it just being written off as a cost-of-business expense and raising everyone's interest rates)
and that "Muslim" crack doesn't remind me of Obi-Wan much. Perhaps he's just a hoodie using his (unemployed) spare time to jerk everyone around?
In Alberta and Ontario, you can sign up with Bullfrog Power (I did just last week). For an extra 2c/kWh (less than $6/mo for me) they put 'green' electricity on the grid to match what I used.
In Alberta they use wind power, in Ontario a mix of wind and 'low impact' water generation. I imagine if more people sign up and solar power price drops as TFA says, that they'll be adding solar to the mix shortly.