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Message 1370162 - Posted: 21 May 2013, 0:40:29 UTC - in response to Message 1369296.  

Any thoughts on this?

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Message 1370660 - Posted: 22 May 2013, 17:40:53 UTC - in response to Message 1365079.  

It had to happen I suppose.

Working Gun made with 3D Printer

& they intend to publish the design online.......

....oh well, the Taliban will soon be partying & singing "O Happy Day"


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Message 1370858 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 8:30:17 UTC

World First & an excellent job at that.... :)

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Message 1370859 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 8:31:45 UTC

There are positive uses other than making guns. Good news to hear.

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Message 1370870 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 9:16:41 UTC

Not exactly digital but........

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...Amazing! Nice to see individual craftsmanship still survives.
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Message 1370880 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 10:40:43 UTC

I'd absolutely love one, how much?

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Message 1370885 - Posted: 23 May 2013, 10:50:14 UTC - in response to Message 1370880.  

I'd absolutely love one, how much?



So would I. Been trying to find out how much & where, but so far, no joy.
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Message 1372513 - Posted: 27 May 2013, 17:43:58 UTC - in response to Message 1370885.  

I'd absolutely love one, how much?



So would I. Been trying to find out how much & where, but so far, no joy.


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Message 1372515 - Posted: 27 May 2013, 17:53:01 UTC

Very much like a watch a Hobbit might wear. Which is a very good thing indeed.
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Message 1372533 - Posted: 27 May 2013, 18:48:51 UTC

I bet they are rather expensive though .....
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Message 1372789 - Posted: 28 May 2013, 19:21:17 UTC

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Message 1372796 - Posted: 28 May 2013, 20:09:37 UTC - in response to Message 1372789.  

Are your passwords hashed using the same open source library everyone uses?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2331984/Think-strong-password-Hackers-crack-16-character-passwords-hour.html

So it all depends on whether the website where your password is stored gets hacked and the hashed passwords stolen, then it with enough computing power and time most passwords can be cracked.

Hopefully for you the website concerned will own up that this has happened before someone steals you ID.

One way round this is a different password for each site changed at the minimum of once a month preferably weekly, all at least 24 characters with a mix of letters upper and lower case numbers and any special characters allowed. Oh and don't write them down anywhere, or tell friends or relatives!
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Message 1372824 - Posted: 28 May 2013, 21:16:05 UTC - in response to Message 1372796.  

Are your passwords hashed using the same open source library everyone uses?
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2331984/Think-strong-password-Hackers-crack-16-character-passwords-hour.html

So it all depends on whether the website where your password is stored gets hacked and the hashed passwords stolen, then it with enough computing power and time most passwords can be cracked.

Hopefully for you the website concerned will own up that this has happened before someone steals you ID.

One way round this is a different password for each site changed at the minimum of once a month preferably weekly, all at least 24 characters with a mix of letters upper and lower case numbers and any special characters allowed. Oh and don't write them down anywhere, or tell friends or relatives!

Well, no. As everyone uses the same hash algorithm, the crackers are building tables of known hashes and the corresponding plain text. So if they crack it on site A, they know it internet wide. At some point it becomes impossible to find a password that hasn't been cracked.

Essentially what is going on is the hash algorithm acts as a substitution table.

bat = frazzle
dog = kitty
hash = corncob
password = steal_from_me
1cde89^%f3 = 99ief##@hj[ghji

No matter how complex or secure the hash is, every time you put the same password in you get the same hash out. Such systems are by nature insecure and have been broken for a very long time. All the enemy need do is take time and build the table to do reverse lookup. It doesn't matter that it is impossible to start with the hash and do operations to get the password back. If the ememy, er China, wanted as the hash algorithm is open source, they could set a cluster busy generating the table, and likely have.

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Message 1375225 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 8:28:09 UTC

That's progress.....

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Message 1375251 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 8:57:22 UTC

That is not progress, that is simply organised criminal gangs keeping up to date with modern technology.

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Message 1375258 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 9:09:27 UTC - in response to Message 1375251.  

That is not progress, that is simply organised criminal gangs keeping up to date with modern technology.



"Ross Anderson, professor of security engineering at Cambridge University, also fears the contactless system could prove a boon for thieves. He said: ‘The problem with contactless cards is they have been rolled out in a haphazard way without careful thought into the consequences."

"Banks blame the stores and vice versa, but the people losing out are customers having their details stolen. The big beneficiaries are the firms who invented the inadequate technology – and, of course, the thieves.’"
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Message 1375265 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 9:17:23 UTC

I only take my credit or debit card out of the house, when I have a specific reason to use them, then they are returned straight home. My London bus pass is in a separate plastic holder with nothing else in it. If people behave irresponsibly that is their fault, and the criminals will obviously exploit that.

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Message 1375267 - Posted: 2 Jun 2013, 9:22:55 UTC - in response to Message 1375265.  

I only take my credit or debit card out of the house, when I have a specific reason to use them, then they are returned straight home. My London bus pass is in a separate plastic holder with nothing else in it. If people behave irresponsibly that is their fault, and the criminals will obviously exploit that.




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Message 1376107 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 19:07:30 UTC - in response to Message 1308718.  

....too many idiots fail to use what little brain cells they have & technology can't help there.... :)


Never a truer word spoken in jest.......

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Message 1376140 - Posted: 3 Jun 2013, 20:09:33 UTC

Bolton Council said it has now emptied the bins.

A spokesman added: 'Recently introduced changes to the collection service meant that new crews were still learning new collection rounds. Unfortunately Blackhorse Avenue was missed by the crew as it was difficult to locate from their maps. 'We would like to apologise to residents for any inconvenience. The issue has been highlighted to the new crews to ensure it is not missed on future collections.

I suspect that in common with a lot of Councils, they have farmed out the refuse collection service to a 3rd party supplier to save money, and the contract isn't being managed properly. We have had the same problems in London. The old days of council binmen humping metal bins on their shoulders have long gone. It's all wheelie bins and mechanised lorries, and lets forget any semblance of a real service. You get what you pay for.
    10 name$ = "monkeys"
    20 food$ = "peanuts"
    30 PRINT "if you pay " food$ " you get " name$



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