Want to read Slashdot from your mobile device? Point it at m.slashdot.org and keep reading!

 



Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Trust the World's Fastest VPN with Your Internet Security & Freedom - A Lifetime Subscription of PureVPN at 88% off. Also, Slashdot's Facebook page has a chat bot now. Message it for stories and more. ×

Comment Re:but (Score 0) 94

Short term solution:

1. Pink noise generator, through a parabolic reflector aimed at the camera (microphone)
2. Small laser pointer aimed at the camera lens, or if that's a problem legally, a small array of superbright LEDs facing the lens - use some on white, and a few on red, green, and blue.

Longer term:
Call the authorities at the slightest hint of a breach of regulations. Pay for a friend to stay at the guest house and take notes of any code violations - health, building, electrical, etc, then hand that over to the Council inspectors.

In London CCTV cameras, are on the front of shops on lampposts and almost on every street corner.
The black gangs who want to break into a property use non-powerful lasers which they purchase from eBay, not particularly powerful ones. They wait for night-time and they point the laser at the CCTV cameras and it damages the nightvision of the CCTV camera. It creates a scribble effect like a child has used a pencil to scribble on a piece of paper.

It permanently damages the nightvision of the CCTV camera. The camera ends up not switching back to daytime vision it makes the camera useless.
Some of the very expensive cameras have a reset button inside them you have to take them apart power them on and hold down the reset button to reset the camera to factory default settings. Most other cameras in the 80 pounds sterling price range just never work again.

Comment Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca. (Score 0) 145

This computer has no restrictions it is my oldest and favourite computer. There is no place like home.
A long time ago it used to have a paid for system called TurboLinux on it the company was from San Francisco U.S.A.
the company went bankrupt and I received a very sarcastic rude notification from one of their employees.
The computer was a job-related working computer at that time. I upgraded the processor and gradually used parts from HP systems.
  it then switched to a Linux system run by a French company that was known for their excellence with multilingual capabilities.
  I used their power pack Linux version paid for and the company suddenly went bankrupt but treated me good and gave me plenty of notification.

At that stage my computer was officially a geriatric. I purchased a bankrupt companies HP systems servers
and rebuilt the computer again this one.

Computer:
Operating System Version
Kernel Linux 3.13.0-37-generic (x86_64)
Compiled #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014
Default C Compiler GNU C Compiler version 4.8.4 (Ubuntu 4.8.4-2ubuntu1~14.04.3)
Distribution Linux Mint 17.1 Rebecca.
Computer Name xxxxx-xxx-xxxxx-xxxxxx
Desktop Environment X-Cinnamon (default)
Uptime 11 days, 6 hours and 28 minutes
Load Average 0.12, 0.09, 0.09

Display Resolution 1920x1080 pixels
Vendor The X.Org Foundation
Version 1.15.1
Monitors
Monitor 0 1920x1080 pixels

Processors
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz 2128.00MHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz 2128.00MHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz 2128.00MHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz 2128.00MHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz 2128.00MHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz 2200.00MHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz 2128.00MHz
Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU E3-1265L V2 @ 2.50GHz 2128.00MHz

Memory
Total Memory 16263388 kB
Free Memory 13911788 kB
Buffers 152872 kB
Cached 1010920 kB
Cached Swap 0 kB

Filter error: Lameness filter encountered

Comment Re:Post-mortem (Score 0) 557

Have they made a post-mortem of what was good/bad about their experience with this setup?
Have they state why they want to change? Or is it just a "vote" of some interested parties that decide what to do?

capcha: discord

1: They said programs crashed.

2: They said using LibreOffice, productivity was down probably relying on Microsoft's voice recognition product much like Ken Livingstone, Mayor of London MP.

3: They said incompatibilities.

4: copying large data files taking too long.

The person who originally set it all up used to post on slashdot a long time ago if he still reads this he would have all the answers.

Comment Horror film movies (Score 0) 55

Watching feature films movies is like watching paint dry. I never did understand the attraction of "movies" oh dear, I just do not fit in with this type of stuff.
I think I will try one of these horror films and try to find one without bad music and lots of annoying screaming.

The names are corny and the picture on the front of them is silly and probably has nothing to do with the film.
They all seem to be the same. Somebody tell me a name I want to try to fit in.

Comment I think Donald Trump, is great! (Score -1) 477

People are mostly stupid and in everyday life you can blank them out but keyboard ones just will not go away.
You purchase a product and it is not working so you search for the company on the Internet you find a forum
and you tell them what your problem is with the product. An idiot will type a message saying my one is working.

You reply to the message saying this is not about your one. They reply with I was just saying my one is working so I do not see why your one is not working.
Now at this point you realise you are dealing with a mentally retarded keyboard junkie. And you realise no matter what you type the person will interfere.. The only way around such problems is to treat them with absolute contempt. And there is the problem you begin treating everybody on the Internet with total contempt it makes life easier it is direct and to the point.

There is a good reason why these type of people spend so much time on the Internet, it is because they have a personality disorder and in real life off of the keyboard they would have their face rearranged and
They have learnt that.

My latest one to upset the fascist is to sign off saying I think Donald Trump, is great. Not only does that really stir them up but I also really mean it. Hahaha!

Comment Hey Kaspersky. (Score 0) 54

Kaspersky I am not too happy with them. We had some news about people being arrested for treason?
My payment system is a Windows system and I had to transfer some money and "Kaspersky Internet security" is working in the background and I am thinking to myself is it safe. I was transferring £5000 not a lot of money but but the account I was transferring it to had a lot of money in it. This Windows payment system has a long standing contract with Kaspersky, I wish they would let people know what is happening. When the licence is near its end they always send you an e-mail reminding you. So where is my e-mail telling me what is happening. Is my money safe? What the fuck is happening.
Sunday 05/02/17.

Comment Re:Mr Forbush and the Penguins 1971 (Score 0) 50

I was very young at school learning English

Judging by the rest of your post you weren't exactly decrepit when you gave up.

I felt decrepit when I went to New York, and found out you do not need to know English to talk it.
Feeling absolutely superior off I went to England, and was absolutely horrified to find grown men and women singing their ABCs
In a large complex called channel sea. The supervisor told me she teaches the English how to read and write.
As you may know in the U.S. that is common but in England! I just could not believe it.
I spent a year in Hackney London practising at Homerton University Hospital. I have clicked on your profile and I can see from your postings that you have spent some time at channel sea, and you did not qualify.

Comment Mr Forbush and the Penguins 1971 (Score 0) 50

He spent quite a long time being a drunken pig and people would not employ him. He played a drunk in the television police serious called the Sweeney. He played in the television programme Doctor Who, and then in the drama ( I Claudius ). And a television film called ( the naked civil servant 1975 ).

He played the Welshman who was hanged for the murder he did not commit ( 10 Rillington Place 1971 )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Playing the bounty hunter ( The Proposition 2005)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

Mr Forbush and the Penguins 1971 ( I was very young at school learning English being shocked by the hardness of nature ).
  https://www.youtube.com/watch?...

I do not mind films if I happened to see them but I do not like actors and actresses I find them boring shallow people. The person they play in the film is not the person they are and I know that and I often do not like the people they are. I would not like to get to know the people they are. But I sometimes like the people they play.

I liked the film ( Mr Forbush and the Penguins 1971 ) because it startled me there was a big world out there and I was going to travel it.
When I met the actor in England London he was with a television actor and he was drunk and I just did not like him. Although I liked the character he played.

There would probably be an actor or an actress I liked if I met them but mostly I do not like them and I have met quite a few because of work.

Comment Re:Amazon's payment system is universal. (Score 0) 98

Asking for letters in your password is the opposite of security. Cuts down the search space by ~98% by each letter/position thus leaked. An 8-char password effectively becomes a 5-char password if they have the 3rd, 5th, and 7th letters.

They usually tell me it is something to do with spyware and bots but they cannot go into details for security reasons. Visa card U.S. for legislation reasons will switch it back to a password or auto correct password for the partially sighted or for people who cannot respond in time. Some can pre-plan before they purchase and use Ctrl + v to paste their password. The seventh letter and third letter and so on in a password would be impossible for them because of timeout. 3 times timeout would mean locking Visa card.

Comment Amazon's payment system is universal. (Score 0) 98

Amazon's payment system is universal. PayPal functions differently in different countries Visa card in the U.K., uses a Visa card pop-up security message with PayPal, it would ask you a question like what is the fifth letter in your password what is the second letter in your password what is the seventh letter in your password. If you make 3 mistakes which is more than likely your Internet shopping capabilities will be suspended you will not be able to do any shopping even grocery shopping on the Internet without contacting your bank, security department for them to unlock your ability to shop online using your credit card or debit card.

The elderly and partially sighted under the discrimination laws can have the security pop-up message automatically answered as correct with shopping for groceries at Tesco's for example. PayPal with its pop-up Visa card security messages would have too many peoples accounts locked.

Amazon does not have pop-up Visa card security messages.

It is far too complicated for people to remember what their fifth letter is and what their third letter is and so on in their password. People remember their passwords from beginning to end the same as they remember their telephone number from beginning to end. The elderly and the partially sighted cannot cope with what is your fifth letter in your password what is the fourth letter in your password and what is the first letter in your password and so on.

The trouble I have had with banking companies over this problem especially with Santander. You have to listen to music for ages before you get through to security you have to get the elderly person to sit beside you they then have to answer security questions they then have to give you permission to listen to the conversation and then give you permission to act on their behalf to unlock the credit card or debit card.

Unless things have changed with PayPal what a fucking nightmare. Thank God for Amazon payment system.

The elderly and the end of life's are not feeling too great at the best of times and to have their Visa card, or credit card locked is just too much for them to cope with. The elderly and people coming to the end of life shop like crazy for some reason. They purchase things they do not need from shopping channels, from Amazon, from all types of places. They get very upset! when Visa card locks their card. they cry to people like me and it has nothing to do with me.. I am fucking sick of PayPal.. And fuck you Santander fuck you very much. they had me going for two days to reactivate a end of lifes persons card bastards.

Comment Re:Open software (Score 1) 501

I'm a Graphic designer.

And do you use GIMP for your job? Some other FOSS package?

Probably not or at least any FOSS you have is for some minor utility that you'd didn't want to buy.

PC ecosystem is changing. It's no longer our primary device.

Every just saw 'PC dead' and went all off completely missing the point.

No one understands subtle arguments anymore.

Tools You Need to Grow as an Artist https://krita.org/en/

"App Images For Linux, we offer AppImages These should run on any newer Linux distribution. For Ubuntu 12.04 and CentOS 6.x you need the appimage that is built without support for OpenMP. Be sure to make the appimage executable before launch. 64-bit Appimage"

Windows GNU/Linux Mac OSX Source Code.

Comment Re:chrome clone.. (Score 0) 78

presto forever

About Opera Version information
Version 12.16
Build 1860
Platform Linux
System x86_64, 3.13.0-37-generic
Presto/2.12.388 Version/12.16
Contributor(s):
  David Einstein
  Davide Prina
  Giuseppe Modugno
  Gianluca Turconi
  Simon Brouwer
  Noll János
  Bíró Árpád
  Goldman Eleonóra
  Sarlós Tamás
  Bencsáth Boldizsár
  Halácsy Péter
  Dvornik László
  Gefferth András
  Nagy Viktor
  Varga Dániel
  Chris Halls
  Rene Engelhard
  Bram Moolenaar
  Dafydd Jones
  Harri Pitkänen
Opera Software is grateful to the groups and individuals above for their contributions.
In memory of Geir Ivarsøy. Copyright © 1995-2013 Opera Software ASA. All rights reserved.

Comment Re:By actually following through (Score 0) 128

I've been reporting security issues in local businesses that I deal with. One is an ISP that stores and emails users passwords in plain text. Another is a bank exposing credit card numbers in plain text. When I report this shit, I expect actual follow through in fixing them. In the former case, the ISP literally gave me a "not our problem" response, while the bank said they'd contact me back and never did (still need to check to see if this issue has at least been resolved though).

Personalised e-mail addresses in Amsterdam, the U.K., Germany and the Republic of Ireland and the U.S. that send their users their password by e-mail in plain text. They send them a link to their control panel http instead of https and there master password by e-mail in plain text.

Typical example from the U.K. would be http://www.tecknaonline.com/
  http://www.outitgoes.com/ for customers when it should be: https://webmail.extendcp.co.uk...

And their control panel root for customers: http://control.yourdomain.co.u...
should be: https://ssl.extendcp.co.uk/log...

Which are usually sold to a individual who registers as a company and then sells them on to the public and he or she usually purchases them from:
https://www.1and1.com/

The end customer will receive an easy to remember password and the end customer usually never changes those extremely easy to guess passwords.

Comment Alistair Sim, the actor who played Scrooge (Score 0) 445

People who could not afford a funeral in the U.K. used to donate their bodies to the hospitals. The hospitals would use the bodies for teaching purposes. They would remove the eyeballs remove the internal organs they would practice on the body. They would return the body to the family two years later sometimes even longer. You can imagine how the family would react if they looked at the face of their father mother son, daughter after it had been cut up.

I believe they stopped doing this in the 90s they do not return the bodies any more. Alistair Sim, the actor who played Scrooge and so on donated his body to medical science (teaching students) they say he is in pickle jars all over the London Hospital.

Slashdot Top Deals

"There are some good people in it, but the orchestra as a whole is equivalent to a gang bent on destruction." -- John Cage, composer

Working...