Training users to not give out banking/payment details on anything but "green" (encrypted, verified) would not be that hard. Most already know to look for the lock icon.
This is just a matter of changing the way the URI is displayed:
With a helpful little blurb that explains (with pictures) the differences. I'm sure with some thought and a few user trails you could come up with a UI solution that most people will be able to understand well enough to know that credit card stuff should be green and that pink is better than red.
I don't know how your office was setup but ours is a complete zoo.
It's 100% open concept with about 4-5ft high dividers. The noise is insane. It's horribly distracting.
The only way I get any work done is jacking into my cellphone for music to block all the annoying chatter out. If this was the only problem you might be able to say it was just bad design.
Another problem is interrupts. People constantly ask me stupid questions when they can see me instead of following the process and opening a ticket. If I put my headphones in and ignore them (yes, I see you there, I don't care about your stupid question so I'm pretending I don't) they will wave a hand in front of my eyes or touch me. And yes give them shit if they interrupt me for something stupid.
I'm allowed to work 1-2 days a week from home and those are the ONLY days I get a reasonable amount of work done.
I disagree. I have absolutely no idea how to determine how many nuclear warheads are needed or how they should be positioned.
If this had been reviewed by a panel of experts in that particular field and they broke it down and explained the risks and caveats of a particular reductions then *maybe* it could be put to a vote by the general populace.
The problem is that a lot of the general population outright FEAR anything that involves the word "nuclear".
Even if a panel agreed the best thing to do would be to re-purpose the material for power generation you'd be fighting NIMBY-types the entire way.
Who gives a shit what 56% of the general populace think? They aren't qualified to have a meaningful opinion.
Did I miss the high school class on thermonuclear tactics? Pretty sure I would have gone to that.
I've worked for hosting providers and worked abuse tickets.
Sane providers will give their client 48 hours to submit a counter claim. Doesn't matter if you are clearly lying through your teeth. If I get a signed counter-claim that you own it that's it and the complainant take take you to court or screw off.
GoDaddy is known for suspending immediately without any notification.
There is nothing wrong with a submitting a DMCA notification when the hosting provider is sane. The woman *KNOWS* she doesn't own copyright to the photo because she didn't take it and it wasn't granted anywhere. What he should have done as soon as she started talking about damages and making threats is referred her to his lawyer. People that will sue know enough not to make threats they just do it.
Microsoft has bee requiring job candidates to have Linux experience for a long time.
I've seen a few for DC tech positions as well but I couldn't find one when I was looking today.
Nature is a harsh bitch.
Humans and gone and corrupted the natural controls on population size and we are just starting to suffer the consequences. Natural resources aren't just going to appear because it's not fair that kids are starving. Population control would probably be a more effective long term solution then trying to increase the supply.
I'm getting really tired of idiots that think NAT is a security solution. It's not. It's a hack that breaks end-to-end connectivity.
The only way IPv6 can be a security issue is because incompetent fucks don't understand security.
Use rsync over ssh.
1. User names and passwords are sensitive.
2. CPU is cheap.
3. Time to force end users to use a real ftp client and/or have MS or Apple implement a modern protocol.
Why store the password in a retrievable fashion?
Sending the actual password to the end-user via email in clear-text is stupid. The end-user will likely go "ohh, right" and keep using it. Much better to send them a random one-time use password or a link that allows them to reset the password once.
They could see if the number was recently ported, yeah.
They would not be able to see if I called up your carrier and had your number [b]forwarded[/b].
Lets say the phone companies $8/h CSRs are absolutely infallible when it comes to social engineering. You've still got hundreds of relatively poor CSRs that may or may not take a few hundred dollars to forward a number somewhere.
The bank should not be validating account ownership based on who answers the phone. It's far too easy to steal a phone, tap a line, or use other methods to compromise the circuit. To be completely honest I'm not even a fan of the automated letters that they send to your house with an access code on them either as all anyone needs to do is acquire your mail. It's not difficult to have the post office redirect mail or just steal it while your not home.
The best way for a bank to allow resets would be an in person visit with photo id and have photo on file to compare it with. Inconvenient, definitely. Reasonably secure? Yeah.
"estimated 1.26 million deaths worldwide in the year 2000"
Going by the statistics here even if the number was 100,000 people due to premature deaths it's still relatively insignificant.
People like to throw in the exposure-related deaths with nuclear and ignore the deaths but ignore them for Coal and other fossil fuel resources.
With just about any large system there is potential for a catastrophic failure.
Dams: If the dam fails it could kill hundreds to thousands of people. Likely, no. With terrorist help or just plain stupidity yeah there is a nonzero chance of disaster.
Oil spills: These happen much more frequently than nuclear issues and cause significant damage.
Using your logic it would be appropriate to ban planes, cars, trains, etc.
People need to stop letting fear and ignorance rule and actually look at the facts.