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Well...is it the Daily Fail, so you have to make allowances.
But I'm surprised they didn't mention that Diana was murdered by immigrants who clubbed her to death with lowered house prices and bird flu - they normally do...
Those who fail to learn history are doomed to repeat it. --- George Santayana (December 16, 1863 – September 26, 1952) Those who fail to clear history are doomed to explain it. --- OriginalGriff (February 24, 1959 – ∞)
I actually had to check if the paper was called the Daily Fail (like The onion)
In our country its "How to lose weight", "How to save money" "Snakes to watch out for" etc. But the funny thing is that the newspapers in this country gets hefty subsidies from the government. Go figure, so some comedians asked if they should not fund the IKEA catalog as well, as they would also have some of the same information.
It's the inflammatory BS that I don't like -- it's quite easy to "cut to the bone" in parts of the arm where the bone is right underneath the skin, and I'm pretty sure I could manage a two-inch-long shallow cut (requiring only *ten* stitches) with a cheese knife, let alone a chainsaw.
I wanna be a eunuchs developer! Pass me a bread knife!
I cut my finger "to the bone" with a scalpel while trimming some parts on an Airfix kit back when I was about 13. It bled a bit so I washed it with diluted Dettol, squeezed the cut shut and wrapped a band-aid tightly over it. No stitches, no ambulance, minimal delay to my important model-making task! I mentioned it to my mother a few hours later, she looked at it, put a fresh plaster on it and that was it - I still have the scar.
- I would love to change the world, but they won’t give me the source code.
I did the same thing with a razor blade when I was 8 - I was testing the sharpness (I was EIGHT, OK?) - this was first thing in the morning before my parents were awake.
I tied a handkerchief around it and waited until Mum woke. Then showed it to her, blood dripping into my other hand cupped below. Shetold me off for using a razor blade (which I wasn't meant to do without Dad there), washed it under the cold tap, slapped on a plaster and that was that.
When I was 16 or so I was at a friend's house, with another of my mates, in his bedroom, just discussing crap as we did when nothing better to do. He picked up a large pair of scissors (that he had stolen from school IIRC) and as he snapped them shut I turned round and the index finger of my right hand passed between the blades, they sliced deeply into both sides of my finger.
After racing to the bathroom to reduce what I was bleeding onto, wrapping the finger in something absorbant, his mother drove us to the hospital.
As we were driving there she uttered the now legendary line "It's a good job you didn't have your willy out".
I have no idea what sort of things she thought we got up to when in each others bedrooms.
I, too, still have both scars.
Some men are born mediocre, some men achieve mediocrity, and some men have mediocrity thrust upon them.
An upcoming project requires SSL on our webserver, so I have been checking on certificates from different sources. We already use Thawte for code signing and it would be nice to manage all the certificates together plus I would think that the screening/verification process could be skipped when adding a service. Anyway, so I go check at Thawte first...looks like the one I need is $149/yr. Checking around, I found ssls.com[^] and notice that the same certificate there is only $29/yr.
Is there anything I should be aware of when going through a reseller?..I mean, that's quite a difference. Anybody used them? (ssls.com) Does CP sell ssl certs? I thought they did, but searching the site turns up nothing today.
My colleague has recently been working with SSL certificates and I believe that the cheaper certificates require something akin to an intermediate certificate(I believe this is checked and certified by an intermediary SSL server before the full certificate is verified). I may be wrong on this however my colleague explained that it was a rather complicated affair and that the cheaper certificates involved more complexity.
“That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.”
True, that. Do you know if the free ones even use encryption to transfer data? Considering the messages I've seen on some HTTPS sites, some people don't even know how to use the encryption certificate to encrypt the page. (I admit it, I don't know how to do that, because I haven't worked with SSIS licensing services.)
As long as you don't need anyone to trust your certificate, e.g. if you hold both ends of all communication where the certificate will be used, and there is no way whatsoever that anyone can inject traffic on that communication line, masquerading himself with another self-signed certificate pretending to be you, then self-signing is perfectly safe.
But then you probably have limited need of SSL at all.
SSL have two purposes: 1. Add a level of cryptography to the communication between client and server. For that a self signed certificate more than enough.. 2. Prove to client (and sometimes the other way around) that the server is who he claims to be. For that you have to choose a 3rd party - trusted by the client - and get certificate from him...
I'm not questioning your powers of observation; I'm merely remarking upon the paradox of asking a masked man who he is. (V)
Do you need the certificate just for your own needs and to get the technology working? Use a self signed certificate. If the purpose that your customers should be protected from man in the middle attacks, use a reputable certificate that actually check who you are.
Could someone list of couple of places for ones that are reputable? I was looking at Namecheap.com the other day, still trying to figure out one for a decent price, but that I wouldn't have any complications with at the same time.
We use Entrust and so do some of our banking partners. Their cloud based management tool allows us to manage things once we've order the first time around. We used VeriSign but found that Entrust was just as good and was a little cheaper.