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Comment Re:Just Another Symptom (Score -1, Redundant) 77

Just another symptom of a fundamentally fucked up system of justice.

If a peon employee does this he'd get dragged into court, but some fucked up high society brown nose asshole can fraudulently misrepresent his employment status and breach his contract with a small sideways glance.

Your description of an assistant editor at some half remembered website as 'high society' makes me wonder at just how far down the food chain you happen to be.

It must really suck to be you.

Submission + - Another North Korea Oops. (

ColdWetDog writes: Somebody managed to misconfigure the North Korean namserver and open the entire North Korean Internet (all 28 sites) to the world.

Brief report here.

Reddit page here.

Puts your own worst-day mistake into some perspective. You hopefully don't have a boss that will put you in front of an antiaircraft gun when you displease him.

Submission + - Nearly All of the Top 1,000 Companies Have Leaked Credentials Online

Trailrunner7 writes: Many CSOs live in fear of waking up to an email reporting a data breach at their company, but the threat to an enterprise isn’t limited to a compromise of that specific organization. A new report shows that there are leaked employee credentials online for 97 percent of the top 1,000 global companies, many of which came from third-party breaches.

The last few years have seen a number of large-scale breaches at popular sites and companies, including LinkedIn, Adobe, MySpace, and Ashley Madison, and many of the credentials stolen during those incidents have ended up online in various places. Corporate employees, like most other users, often reuse their credentials in several places. But the worrisome thing is that many of them are using their work email addresses and passwords as credentials on third-party sites.

The research from Digital Shadows found that the most significant breach for the global 1,000 companies it looked at was the LinkedIn incident. The breach occurred in 2012, but a large set of users’ credentials was dumped online earlier this year, extending the ripple effect from the compromise. Digital Shadows found more than 1.6 million credentials online for the 1,000 companies it studied. Adobe’s breach was next on the list, with more than 1.3 million credentials.

Comment Re:Pity my MacPro can't run it (Score 1) 200

I dunno. I have a 3,1 MacPro which works for everything but 4K video. It won't make the cut to 'macOS' but it's running El Capitan. OTOH, the new OS really doesn't offer anything I'm terribly interested in and this machine is going on 7 years old. Yeah, it was expensive, but it has been working for ... 7 years. That's not bad. It will continue to work for a while longer. Adobe Creative Suite still runs. Autodesk stuff still runs.

You paid a premium and got a premium amount of work out of it.

It is really likely that this may be my last Mac since the new MacPros are really, really dumb and won't be viable machines for nearly as long a period of time. Nobody is going to make new video cards for them and the stock ones are pretty long in the tooth already. Thunderbolt stuff exists but it's never going to mainstream.

It's sad. Don't like Windows. 10 can be beaten into a sort of OK OS but still lacks a lot of polish compared to OS X.

Now, off my lawn. Time for a nap.

Comment Re:No matter how clueless we are ... (Score 4, Insightful) 259

NoNoNoNo. The underlying assumption that computers and humans are fundamentally similar is completely incorrect. The term 'computer virus' is a reasonable analogy but you can't push it so far that you impute that the mechanisms are the same. Cancer is way more complex that 'reprogramming a cell'. It involves cell homeostasis mechanisms that have no analogous function in hardware or software.

"It’s not just an analogy, it’s a deep mathematical insight. Biology and computing are disciplines which seem like chalk and cheese but which have very deep connections on the most fundamental level.”

(FTFA) Oh yeah. Prove it. Or even give us something other than executive level bullshit.

Perhaps when you have computers that can handle errors more gracefully than "PC LOAD LETTER" I might think about taking him seriously. But we've barely moved past that level at present.

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