Posts by Gary Charpentier

1) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1890722)
Posted 7 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Who is going to be the un-indicted co-conspirator?
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/351268-nyt-mueller-warned-manafort-to-expect-an-indictment
Prosecutors on special counsel Robert Mueller's team reportedly told former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort that they planned to indict him when they picked his lock and raided his Virginia home in July.

The warning, allegedly a shock-and-awe tactic, came as federal agents combed through Manafort's computer files, documents and any other potential pieces of evidence that could help them in their federal investigation, The New York Times reported Monday, citing two people close to the investigation.

The jarring comment is part of the approach Mueller and his team have embraced since May when the Justice Department named them to lead the high-profile investigation earlier, which aims to intimidate witnesses and possible targets of the probe, the newspaper reported.

The right to pick a lock and enter Manafort's home unannounced, even with a warrant in hand, means prosecutors had to convince a federal judge that Manafort would likely try to destroy evidence upon making themselves known.
2) Message boards : Cafe SETI : TLPTPHW #266 (Message 1890716)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I shall remind everyone in the middle of the outrage you can drop by http://boinc.berkeley.edu/dev/forum_thread.php?id=8105 for your fix of message boards.
3) Message boards : Politics : Climate Change, 'Greenhouse' effects and Politics: DENIAL (#4) (Message 1890715)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Thanks... there is a nice chart in there:



I'd be interested in the differentiation of it to see if and how much it is increasing over time. (It certainly looks to be, but data would be nice.)

You will notice a big jump right about 1930. Records began then.
4) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1890712)
Posted 8 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Charlie Alliston: Cyclist detained over pedestrian death.
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-41306738
He complained: "It's not my fault people either think they are invincible or have zero respect for cyclists."

The disturbing thing about it is that the idiot in question (and my others like him) don't consider what they're doing to be a problem.

It's sad enough that some people don't have the right attitude to be able to drive a powered vehicle, let alone those that don't have the right attitude to be allowed to even ride a bicycle.

Pedestrians in California have the right of way, this I think is same across the US, some idiots cause they have a drivers license, think the road is only for motor vehicles with 4 or more wheels, it's not.

50 states, 50 laws http://www.ncsl.org/research/transportation/pedestrian-crossing-50-state-summary.aspx

California has one thing correct, a bicycle is a vehicle. So your ticket on a bike is points on your license. And that is a big thing for those on provisional licenses.
5) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1890626)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-shropshire-41309904/biker-who-pulled-wheelies-on-the-m6-is-jailed
A motorcyclist who performed wheelies and took a selfie while driving on the M6 has been jailed for eight months.
6) Message boards : Politics : What? No thread on the USS Fitzgerald and the ACX Crystal? (Message 1890625)
Posted 16 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_NAVY_SHIP_COLLISIONS_FIRINGS?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2017-09-18-13-09-23
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Navy has fired two senior commanders in the Pacific region in connection with recent deadly collisions of Navy ships, as part of a sweeping purge of leadership in the Japan-based fleet.

The announcement comes a day before the top U.S. Navy officer and the Navy secretary are scheduled to go to Capitol Hill for a hearing on the ship crashes.
7) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1890600)
Posted 19 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Rump going to start a war because he is ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/18/trumps-claim-there-were-long-gas-lines-in-north-korea-has-residents-puzzled/?utm_term=.c113ca9db36f

Pay for view link. Got something we can read?

poor baby, can't get by an open paywall?
https://www.google.com/search?q=trump%27s-claim-there-were-long-gas-lines-in-north-korea-has-residents-puzzled&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwif44Srk6_WAhUV_mMKHaWEC4cQBQglKAA&biw=1440&bih=783
then click on the link and because google is sending you there, no paywall.
8) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1890573)
Posted 20 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Rump going to start a war because he is ...
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/09/18/trumps-claim-there-were-long-gas-lines-in-north-korea-has-residents-puzzled/?utm_term=.c113ca9db36f
9) Message boards : Cafe SETI : A funny thing happened (Message 1890549)
Posted 22 hours ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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The only oops would be if the repeater didn't belong to the hotel.

Anyone who leaves default user name / password deserves what they get.
10) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation Safety 3 (Message 1890437)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2017/09/17/porsche-plows-into-spectators-at-idaho-car-show-11-hurt.html
BOISE, Idaho – A Porsche plowed into a crowd of spectators at a Boise, Idaho, car show, injuring 11 in a horrifying scene that saw bystanders scrambling to tend to the injured, authorities and witnesses said.

Police say the driver of the gray Porsche accelerated while leaving the Cars and Coffee event, lost control and ran into the nearby crowd lining a sidewalk. Police say the driver is cooperating in their investigation.

Boise police spokeswoman Haley Williams said there were many with serious injuries, but no fatalities had been reported by late Saturday afternoon. Some of those injured were children, Williams said.
11) Message boards : Number crunching : Anyone still using a raspberry pi 3 (Message 1890434)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I recently got a pi 3. But it appears that seti is not doing anything on it towards my points, What is your average points on your pi's, For cooling i have the clear case with the fan so it should stay cool.

You have processed and returned 2 WUs, but they haven't been Validated yet. Once they Validate, then you will get Credit for them.


How do i see how many work units it has processed

https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/results.php?hostid=8345014
12) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1890394)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Apache wrote the bug into the software. They have done that hundreds of times. Would you buy a product from such a vendor? Apparently you would. Apparently a lot of people would. How would you explain that to a jury?
You make it sound like it was a deliberate act by Apache. "Apache wrote the bug..." Give me a break! As reputable as Apache is they are NOT going to deliberately write a bug into their software.
It is a deliberate act or are you telling the world code just springs into being without an author? It may not be intentional however. Learn the difference. BTW perfect code just springing into being is how you and many in the IT world treat open source. It is the error of IT!

As Martin says, IT is what we allow it to be.
13) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1890345)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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"they now have a thriving advanced economy"
the part I picked up on is 'advanced'................

(__?__)

flame bait... har

nope, 38 north isn't flamebait. https://setiathome.berkeley.edu/forum_thread.php?id=81010&postid=1889560#1889560

rule #1, know your enemy.
14) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1890344)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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None of them currently invalidate your license that I'm aware of, but that could be used purely for enforcement of patching.

The invalidation of the license might be for clearly legal reasons, to rid the developer of any liability for whatever is exposed which could be in the trillions of dollars. They don't have to turn the software off, but they could and then use it to extract a brand new license fee if you didn't patch before expiration.
15) Message boards : Cafe SETI : College Football (Message 1890341)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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A project scientist of some note must be happy today. 3 and 0 and first in the BoneG* west. Now can Cal hang on and make his other team 3 and 0 too!

*Yes I know, but it is the conference logo. My new eyes are going to read it as written.
16) Message boards : Politics : Terrorist Attacks (Message 1890297)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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vvvquote]
BTW: In addition to others I know who practice the Muslim Faith. A good friend and neighbor of ours for decades. Comes over our house with his family every Thanksgiving (an American Holiday). To dine with me, my wife and the rest of our family.
The first time contained a little 'disaster'. When I served, in addition to the traditional turkey, my World Famous Glazed Ham. When I saw the look in his eyes. I started to remove The Ham and he said it was OK. But I wasn't comfortable, and out of respect, removed it anyway.
The 'Ham Incident' was never repeated :)

Ah. The food regulations in Islamic traditions,
No pork and no dogs.
But it's written in the Quran that you could eat that if you can't find any other food.[/quote]
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_Islamic_and_Jewish_dietary_laws
And thus began the war of the sects of Abraham.
17) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1890285)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Gary, it is just too obvious that you do not think highly of Open Source software. tsk tsk

It was stated in one or both of those articles that the security issue was patched LONG BEFORE the hack on Equifax. Apache has been around for as long as I can remember any computer history. It runs, what, 99.9% of every web server on the planet? Even Microsoft uses Apache, probably because they cannot come up with anything better.

The Struts security issue was resolved. Equifax's IT department did NOT apply the patch, which is their job to do. Hackers took advantage of this lack of security on Equifax's IT part, and Equifax and you are saying it is the fault of the software because of the security issue. IT WAS FIXED before the hack, long before. The company, not the software, is at fault. Open Source has NOTHING to do with who is at fault.

Siran

Apache wrote the bug into the software. They have done that hundreds of times. Would you buy a product from such a vendor? Apparently you would. Apparently a lot of people would. How would you explain that to a jury?

Martin's sig is something akin to IT is what we allow it to be. I'll add a stupid decision made by millions of people is still a stupid decision.

Apparently you have no clue about validation. Your refusal to understand validation is like writing software for a bank that lets a teller make a deposit for negative amounts. Humans screwup all the time. Make the software validate and that includes itself! It isn't perfect, but it would have caught this screwup.

When I started in IT there were times you had to prove software. By prove I mean a rigorous mathematical proof. Not often but enough you knew about it. It can be done on any program because at its core every program is math. I don't know where along the way sloppy became the new standard, but it did. As Martin says, IT is what we allow it to be.

Sooner or later, and I expect sooner the lawyers are going to have a field day with IT practices.
18) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1890223)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Equifax's IT department should not have allowed open source that doesn't self update.


I suspect that you don't work in IT (I do)... that is a recipe for disaster especially in a web service or other public-facing platform.

It is absolutely the responsibility of the IT and data security teams to inventory all applications and components tracking version numbers and last update dates, and either get on the developer's mailing lists so that they are informed of patches, or check the developer's versioning regularly. For a public-facing intrusion-prone enterprise protecting a large volume of confidential information this should be daily.

When a patch or other update is available it is then tested in a UAT environment, ie on a UAT server which is a clone of the production server(s) that will be patched, to ensure it doesn't break anything, otherwise the enterprise could grind to a halt. Once this is done it is deployed. If there are functionality changes there is notification beforehand. For a security patch with a risk to the data security of the enterprise this should be of course be prioritized to, say, one to two business days, and data security should be engaged to monitor and/or mitigate the vulnerability that will be patched in the interim.

Equifax hadn't installed this highest criticality patch five months after it was released. They are a complete and utter laughingstock, especially their pathetic attempt to blame open source for their laziness and incompetence. For example 498 of the top 500 supercomputers on earth run Linux, and Apache is still the most popular web server suite... I think OSS just might be used by people who know what they are doing!

99% of companies can't even audit how much or what open source code is in their organization. How the heck do you expect them to be on every update list?

Yes, using dodgy code, like open source where you have no control over it and had to disclaim any ability to sue over fitness of purpose is stupid. But wall street is all about short term profits over long term. Now Equifax is finding out the buck is going to stop with them and not with Apache where it belongs. After all they wrote the bug in the first place. But let's put it this way, if struts was a car and it had a safety recall, say an airbag, isn't it the manufacrurer's duty (Apache) to inform, snail mail not an opt-in email, the owner to get it fixed and supply the fix. Ah, the bug in open source is revealed, no one is responsible. Lawyers soon are going to get on this and when they do orders are going to come from above to scrub open source out of projects because the company can't take liability for others mistakes. I'm actually surprised with the data protection laws in the EU that some case like this hasn't sunk a large enterprise. It will happen. Remember you are looking at it from IT, not from the perspective of a bunch of lay people sitting in a jury box. I can almost hear the lawyer now, Name the person or persons who are responsible for fixing bugs, not applying updates, in struts. So you are telling this court that there is no one who is responsible for fixing struts? Do you think it is wise to use software that has no person responsible for it? Actually I wonder if using open source because no one is responsible isn't a clear violation of EU data protection laws?

There are ways to handle the auto-update. Just because you can only think inside the box that Doze is the only way doesn't mean it is. Critical syslog, A critical update has been issued to xyz, your license to use this un-patched version vv.vv expires in ten days, nine days, eight days, ... 23 hours ... 1 hour ... .
19) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1890184)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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I hope you can. Blame seems to lie is systems like open source that can't automatically go out and get a security patch and self apply it. Humans forget or get distracted and humans know this so smart ones design systems to prevent this.

Gary,

Equifax is tasked with securing the personal data they receive from consumers that use their service. It is their IT departments responsibility to make sure that that security measures up. They did NOT update Struts; the blame falls to Equifax, not the software.

Siran
You misread. I don't blame the software, I blame the design of the software. Humans. The concept of open source. Equifax's IT department should not have allowed open source that doesn't self update, if you insist on blaming Equifax. But that applies to every user of open source! As I said, humans forget. You design systems to look out for human error and prevent it. Same as input validation which every program should do. Basic programming standards are being forgotten in a rush to lazy.
20) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #4 (Message 1890110)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierCrowdfunding Project Donor
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Some bizarre ethical mutation causes the overwhelming majority, as well as the judicial/legal system, to protect the small minority from the consequences of their actions. This is the problem.

I disagree, this is a problem not the problem.
+1

Unions are a problem.

Institutional racism is a problem.

Societal racism is a problem.

Self investigation is a problem.

Asset forfeiture is a problem.

Quotas are a problem.

Promotions based on busts are a problem.

Lack of quality assurance is a problem.

Fines as a source of police salaries is a problem.

Lack of national standards is a problem.

I'm sure there are several score more.


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