1232 posts • joined 2 Mar 2007
I had a customer who called in one of these so-called security analysts to check over an app I'd developed for them. One of the big red flags in their report was that my app transmitted passwords in plaintext across an unencrypted internet connection. It doesn't but they refused to back down, saying they had documented proof. Turns out the person doing the testing had a habit of making his usernames and passwords identical.
Licence fee to ITV and Channel 4...
I'd only agree with that if they dropped the adverts...
Bye bye XKCD...
The normal way this works-
1. Publisher spots popular website with good readership.
2. Publisher offers site owner a nice upfront advance on book.
3. Book gets published.
4. Site owner sent on gruelling promotional tour.
5. Site never gets updated again or if it does so, extremely infrequently.
6. Site owner basically makes no money because they learn about "withholding".
This has happened to so many sites- Off the top of my head: SatireWire; The Perry Bible Fellowship; Tucker Max; Regretsy; 27bSlashb...
larger than what?
or did you mean lager?
Not to be left out...
I believe Hailo are starting to introduce questionable practices also. Apparently one of the things that Hailo hates is for taxis to switch off their app on a Saturday night when there is lots of on-street business so Hailo is missing out on their cut on the most lucrative night of the week.
I once developed a handheld stocktaking program that interfaced with one of the more popular account packages of the day- our own management refused to use it. And then later demanded why sales of the system were so low...
If Scotland goes independent, it will lose the BBC iPlayer too. In Ireland we can watch BBC programs but we cannot use the iPlayer as it tells us that we are outside their jurisdiction....
My thought precisely. "No encryption" does not mean "uneducated user"- that's just a stretch.
All this tells me is that James Lynbe/Sophos does not know how to interpret results fully.
It wouldn't have worked- he would have switched it on then switched it off
How does that work then?
"The IeSF’s female-only competitions aim to bring more diversity". How do you increase diversity by removing one gender?
Re: This isn't PROtection... it's just DEtection...
Why would the drone drop out of the sky? It's not like a jammer is going to remove all power from it.
the CEO says the future of his company is not to innovate.
I was hoping for a Carphone/Spearmint Rhino merger so I could use my Carphone Whorehouse joke...
Apparently, Japan does not think that the latest Godzilla is fat. Just a couple of trolls on a Japanese BB; and the American media blew the story up out of all proportion.
Guinness did exactly the same thing in Ireland
Re: Returning a favour would be nice
I tell people that working on their phone, PC, tablet or whatever is beneath me- "It's rather like asking a Michelin starred chef to fry an egg for you"
"The walls are crying..."
A solution looking for a problem?
Why is the onus on me to know where my luggage is? I sure the airlines will love this- "Now sir, if you can tell us where the last location your suitcase told you it was, we will get it picked up for you... What, you don't have a locator in your suitcase? Then I'm afraid there's not much we can do for you..."
not only will it not stop thieving luggage handling scrotes, it won't stop the abuse they give your suitcase either.
The extra D is "for a double dose of this pimping"
Also, given that a lot of data for the Facebook and Twitter platforms end up on NSA servers- I can see this also being a sticking point for the Chinese.
Re: Another triumph of designers vs. common sense
Developers: See, we told you that we'd have to change it back in 6 months.
Designers and management: We don't remember you telling us that.
Re: Data entry on the Psion Organiser
"The huge downside to the Psion Organisers was the battery setup. They had just one 9V battery and if the connection was lost for an instant, so was your data."
Wrong. There was an onboard capacitor which had enough backup power to cover you for about 30 seconds to allow battery swaps.
Re: Chorded typing!
we used to have one customer continuously badger us for a chord interface for his Psions, said whoever did it would become a millionaire. I asked him why didn't he do it- didn't hear from him again.
Re: And nothing of value was lost...
Indeed. I'm trying to rack my brain over when I last watched the channel. It was probably for a Doctor Who or Merlin catch-up.
Flexcoin has now gone too...
Flexcoin had 868 BTC stolen last Sunday and they've closed their doors (see flexcoin.com)
Re: inquiring former colonials want to know...
I always thought cottage pie was made from cottagers.
Re: Cheese? In a cottage pie?
BURN THE HERETIC!!!!
I'm going to have that Alexei Sayle song stuck in my head all day...
Time for The Register to weigh in methinks.
Just to echo an idea in yesterdays comments- The Register needs to start using its readership clout and create a campaign for this.
He then concluded the press conference by singing "Anything you can do, Icahn do better"...
I remember The Reg back when it was cool...
I feel inadequate...
Only 3 email addresses here, and one of them came from CIX rationalising from cix.compulink.co.uk to cix.co.uk
The history of earth according to computer games...
I was kinda agreeing with it until it got to CrRapper the Rapper.
Re: Lots of power in compressed air...
yes, I wouldn't expect them to make a lot of noise.
I remember that C&VG magazine gave away a tape with the soundtrack to Outrun and Skate Or Die on it. I still have it somewhere. Must see if I can dig it out at the weekend.
Re: Good on Australia
"how amazing the universe is and how tiny we are in the scheme of things"
Especially when viewed in perspective with a small piece of fairy cake...
A few thoughts...
Interesting that the Ponds never figured anywhere. The actors didn't appear to be in the after party either.
Well done to all involved for keeping the story under wraps. It was a real surprise to me when number 4 turned up.
Nice the way they separated War Command from the High Council so they didn't have to explain where Timothy Dalton was.
And if you haven't seen it, look for "The Night Of The Doctor" on Youtube. Give's great perspective on how long the Time Wars actually ran for. McGann gets a good send of and gets to name check The Big Finish companions too.
It's on tonight-
Re: No Shard?
I think you'll find that the Shard is that Shard shaped object, 3rd from the right.
Re: Robots of renown
Are you sure you are not thinking about NoNo from Ulysees 31?
Re: "Apple has all this money"
I don't get why he believes that giving money back to rich people is the best use of the money for Apple.
...of Dobby the House Doctor.
Nothing more to say but
...Steven Moffat appears most in the list.
Still waiting for that Doctor Who/Coupling crossover (or even better- Doctor Who/Press Gang)
...how Steve Ballmer appeared at the end of the battle.
A very timely article...
I am currently looking to setup a cloud service for a company- We found that the "free" services, iDrive, Google Drive, DropBox et al, could not handle the file sizes that we needed to put in the cloud (multi-gigabyte). Any chance you could follow up this article with a top ten or Register Recommended on the various products that are currently on the market (I'm aware of ownCloud and WD's My Cloud).
It's rather like saying...
The World Trade Towers were just two buildings- get over it.
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