Posts by j mercer

1) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1890614)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile j mercer
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Pay for view link. Got something we can read?


Right-click WaPo links and "Open in new private tab/window" and they will work.

Thank you but was a waste of time.
2) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1890587)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile j mercer
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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?
3) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1890352)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile j mercer
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"they now have a thriving advanced economy"
the part I picked up on is 'advanced'................

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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.


We believe no one really knows for sure what is going on in North Korea, but we can at least try to understand the possibilities. Similarly, anyone who professes certainty should be viewed with the greatest skepticism.

http://www.38north.org/about
I do...
4) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1890349)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile j mercer
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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.

I like the idea of better defined liabilities. Hopefully this event will push for better management of personnel data.
5) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1890330)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Thanks OzzFan.

Is there software like this? A new concept for me. I would like to read up a little.
6) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1890329)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile j mercer
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"they now have a thriving advanced economy"
the part I picked up on is 'advanced'................

(__?__)

flame bait... har
7) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1890311)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile j mercer
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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.

Name a software license that expires if not updated in days.
8) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1890233)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile j mercer
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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 ... .

Name a software license that expires if not updated in days.
9) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1890206)
Posted 3 days ago by Profile j mercer
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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.

Trying to explain the color red to a blind person is a challenge. Har...
10) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1889946)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Equifax confirms Apache Struts security flaw it failed to patch is to blame for hack

http://www.zdnet.com/article/equifax-confirms-apache-struts-flaw-it-failed-to-patch-was-to-blame-for-data-breach

Ok, so a flaw in Apache Struts was the hole the hackers crawled through. Yet, that hole was fixed in an update from Apache, but Equifax did not patch the software and is NOT taking the blame for the hack? Shame on them for passing the buck to a KNOWN software flaw they refused to fix with a patch.

I hope that the 143m victims can read between the lines and see where the real blame lies.

Siran

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.

We will see how well that holds up in court. Har...

The short list. Equifax IT was a sleep at the wheel. Equifax management selling stock before going public with hack. Equifax management sitting on hack for months before going public.
11) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1889874)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile j mercer
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I advocate the initiation of a 'intercept all launches' policy. That will bleed his resources and demonstrate defense capability and resolve.
Give him lots of tests to perfect his active anti-anti missile electronic counter measures.

As it will give us tests to perfect our anti-missile systems.
12) Message boards : Politics : Computers & Technology 3 (Message 1889872)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Equifax confirms Apache Struts security flaw it failed to patch is to blame for hack

http://www.zdnet.com/article/equifax-confirms-apache-struts-flaw-it-failed-to-patch-was-to-blame-for-data-breach
13) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1889632)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Eyes shut & shoots...

Something is missing from that report. It doesn't say if there was an NRA bumper sticker on the car.

If there was a sticker they would have made a big deal about, so no sticker.
14) Message boards : Cafe SETI : EQUIFAX Hacked! 143 MILLION People Affected! :-O (Message 1889628)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Equifax and why Identity Protection needs to be destroyed and recreated

September 8th, 2017 by Abine Online Privacy

It’s not just Equifax. The entire industry is full of itself, corrupt, and hawking services with close to zero value. It’s hard to find the perfect words but the best descriptor for current identity protection is probably simple: “insurance fraud”. The problem of managing our identity online is real – we live increasingly digital lives with the inevitable result that our information is more and more exposed.

Isn't the whole industry a con, because if you don't borrow, don't have a mortgage and immediately repay any credit card purchases, according to these companies your credit worthiness is virtually nil.

I agree with the corruption.

I paid my mortgage off years ago and credit cards immediately. My credit score is 823.
15) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1889572)
Posted 6 days ago by Profile j mercer
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What happened to sources for:
a majority of the ROK wants to join the DPRK

That article was about NK.
16) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1889477)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile j mercer
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a majority of the ROK wants to join the DPRK

I'd like to read up on that and become informed but having trouble. Could you point me to some sources?
17) Message boards : Politics : North Korea (Message 1889453)
Posted 7 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Korea is for Korean's

Impasse, when the unstoppable meets the unmovable.

I am sorry to tell you but those folks are divided on that. You can try to paint that any way you want but...

What you want will suppress half the population in either country by your own words.

That's like LA telling the rest of the US what is or the rest of US telling LA what is.

Not logical or practical... Not going to happen in my life time.

Why do I bother replying...
18) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1889165)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Oh dear, 50,000 gun-toting Americans have joined a Facebook campaign to shoot down Hurricane Irma when it hits Florida.

Talk about idiots (I hope that their bullets come back to bite them and not some poor innocent people).

You actually believe 50,000 people are going to be shooting. Har

That is too funny.

Fish on...

Let's see 50,000 shooters, 100 rounds each, = 5,000,000 rounds of ammo expended, someone owns an ammo plant!

Hey, trump could nuke it to get it to stop and blame it on Kim! ;-)

I think you are on to something. The event starter and his buddies live in Florida. Could be good for economy. Har

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19) Message boards : Politics : Another example of USA Gun Laws (or lack of...)? (Message 1889077)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile j mercer
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Oh dear, 50,000 gun-toting Americans have joined a Facebook campaign to shoot down Hurricane Irma when it hits Florida.

Talk about idiots (I hope that their bullets come back to bite them and not some poor innocent people).

You actually believe 50,000 people are going to be shooting. Har

That is too funny.

Fish on...
20) Message boards : Politics : 45 LOVERS and 45 NON-LOVERS Thread.....DREE THEIR WEIRDs (Message 1888978)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile j mercer
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The other side of this coin is did these folks also vote in their home state?

That would have shown up in a different matching run on the data done some time ago; it didn't.

Thanks for pointing out student voting/ID/DL obstacles. I have a better grasp now.
I didn't know, why I ask. Then two states compare their voter rolls for duplications/multiples. That would fix that part. Are we on the same track?


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