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Comment Re:Location is the least of your problems (Score 3, Informative) 77

Wrong, wrong. A default password means you ARE vulnerable. It's such a problem that ISPs are willing to do questionable things to fix it.

(it's a slight variant of your #2, though "compromising" in this case doesn't mean a full compromise, it means mildly abusing the DNS spec to work around XSS restrictions)

Comment Re:My take (Score 1) 388

If you're at all intellectually honest, you'll have to admit that there's a rather substantial difference between HIV/AIDS and religion.

Only a matter of degree. Compare it to the common cold instead. For most people, it drains their energy that could be used elsewhere, but they otherwise live fine. In its most virulent form, it does kill a few people (inter-religious violence, anti-medicine beliefs, etc).

Comment Re:Sounds familiar. (Score 5, Informative) 571

And if the cops ask you to delete photos, play along, because recovering the deleted photographs is trivial compared to what can happen when arguing with a cop.

After the cop leaves, swap out the memory card for another. Make sure you set the card aside and don't take any more pictures on it, because taking new pictures could potentially overwrite some of the deleted data. When you get home, download and run PhotoRec (it's GPL/open source, available on multiple platforms, and runs almost without regard to what the underlying filesystem is).

Comment Re:why? (Score 1) 1186

Tattoos are (nearly) eternal, so you you want to choose a tattoo that will keep its meaning and significance for a long time. Physics equations are ideal because, not only are they unlikely to change, but they've been in effect long before they were discovered by humans. They're older than diamonds -- something else that people like to adorn themselves with because they're important and "timeless".

Comment Re:They're doing it wrong (Score 1) 308

It's not necessarily the wrong way to do it. If you work at a military/defense company, where they have separate classified and unclassified networks, this is the solution they use.

But you're right, it does have notable downsides -- mainly, that when employees log into banking/finance sites, there's one box on your network that sees ALL of their passwords. If that one box were ever to be compromised, you have serious issues on your hands.

Comment Re:Let it go (Score 1) 93

What happens in Titan's neighborhood is determined mainly by the gravity of Saturn. Everything that happens now (its orbit, what impacts it) is dominated by Saturn's gravity, and everything about Titan's past (formation out of the dust disc that circled the early Saturn) was dominated by Saturn's gravity.

It's not heliocentrism, it's a recognition that gravitational relationships are hierarchical. That's true from moons to plants to stars to galaxies to clusters.

Going in the other direction, there's debate about whether rogue planets (planet-like bodies that orbit a galaxy but aren't attached to any star) can be properly called a "planet".

Comment Re:It's Just A Table (Score 2, Funny) 260

John 6:51-58 (KJV)

51 "I am the reanimated bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will 'live' forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world." 52 The Jews therefore quarreled among themselves, saying, "How can this Man give us His flesh to eat?" 53 Then Jesus said to them, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the brain of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you. 54 "Whoever eats My brain and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will reanimate him up at the last day. 55 "For My brain is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed. 56 "He who eats My brain and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him. 57 "As the living Father sent Me, and I live because of the Father, so he who feeds on Me will live because of Me. 58 "This is the bread which came down from heaven; not as your fathers ate the manna, and are dead. He who eats this bread will be a zombie forever."

Comment Re:Gender expression? (Score 1) 348

Yup, from the way they phrased it, it almost sounds like you can't identify as cisgender, which is awfully odd.

It just reinforces the fact that most companies have no idea what "gender identity" means, even when it's part of their equal opportunity employment statement. (hint: sex, gender, and orientation are completely different things)

Comment Re:Gender expression? (Score 1) 348

The story has two links. One doesn't mention gender, the other one does. Agreed, "gender expression" is totally off.

Curiously, the TOS seems to be confused as well, since it says "You may use the following terms to express your relationship orientation in your profile or Gamertag" and "Other terms regarding relationship orientation are not allowed", which means this is only about orientation, not gender... but then it includes transgender as an orientation.

Comment Re:Serial Ports.. (Score 3, Informative) 460

When it comes to managing important network switches, no, they aren't gone.

When an important switch fails for some reason, how do you contact it to see if it's recoverable remotely? (i.e. when your network admin has to manage switches that are located at remote satellite offices)

Out-of-band management addresses this limitation by employing a management channel that is physically isolated from the data channel.

Comment Re:the iso to usb tool only accepts win7 isos (Score 1) 356

I'm not sure. I guess I have been poking around in mostly older ISOs. There are various tools to see if an ISO is marked as no-emulation or floppy-emulation, if you have some Windows installer ISOs lying around (I don't have any with me at work right now, sorry... I might check when I get home). Bart's BBIE can also extract the floppy boot image if you want to look into a specific boot floppy. (and then WinImage can be used to look inside the files in the floppy .img)

Comment Re:the iso to usb tool only accepts win7 isos (Score 1) 356

That's incomplete emulation. By floppy emulation, I mean that when a CD starts booting, the BIOS makes something show up on the A: drive, and makes it look (to the software) very very close to what a real floppy would look like (ie. responds to BIOS calls (INT 13h) in the way that a floppy does).

For starters, you can't make a disk partition look like an unpartitioned drive.

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