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More regulation, less privacy. Who wins here? (hint: it's not the users!). The average user will keep using it and yet again be spied upon. The terrorists simply install an app not developed in a country following the silly E.U. regulation.
This will cost money (the data will need to be stored again somewhere, they need to be able to process it and search it), reduce privacy and is unlikely to stop even a single terrorist.
From the article I gather that they didn't "bring it down", the plane had already landed. Seems a logical place to swarm too, if you're a bee. Must be nice and warm right after a flight.
Good thing they decided to recolate the bees. We sorely need them to keep up biodiversity and to prevent food prices from skyrocketing.
Instead of digging around trying to find the bodies
couldn't we just look for the headstones? Much easier to spot, if you ask me.
What better way
to celebrate Windows' Anniversary than a broken system?
Could there be an easier way to make sure all applications using it were upgraded? Perhaps we could have a directory containing libraries to be shared by different applications. I think we'd call them "shared libraries".
This way, we'd only have to update a single place instead of all the different applications. A revolutionary idea? Perhaps a bit too revolutionary for a system like Android?
Why would you want to subject children to the horror that is MS?
You're clearly looking at it wrong.
Funny that Gnome Maps is being lauded so much
When it stopped working two days ago because MapQuest stopped allowing direct tile access.
They're just worried about net neutrality rules preventing them from successfully sucking the customer dry. WIthout net neutrality companies (like netflix or spotify) will have to pay them which not only drives up their prices but also makes it harder for competitors to take off (they don't have the cash to buy off the telco cartels).
Bad for consumers and bad for the market in general. Then again, we always knew these people were shady.
Good value for money
For £119. That's like what? 3 dollars at the current exchange rate?
You mean that in a single stroke the UK achieved what the E.U. has been trying for many years now: Increase inflation. This is the magic bullet everybody has been waiting for.
And that is why
you should never use goto!
The most annoying thing about this is the fact that Android does not allow disabling the internet access on a per-app setting. Most other permissions can be blocked but ads require internet to work, so this cannot be blocked.
MongoDB is very secure
because whenever you try to use it in any serious kind of capacity it will just stop working. If it doesn't handle requests it's hard to exploit it.
Who'd want SQL server
when PostgreSQL is faster, better and available for free?
You can say many things
about Richard Stallman, but the guy has a magnificent beard!
The real issue
is organisations that allow mounting USB drives without suitable mount options (think noexec, nosuid et al). Avoiding malware this way is super easy
- Home folder is mounted with noexec and nosuid
- Automount configured to do the same.
Users can only execute system binaries and are unable to infect the system.
init and a few basic services don't add much overhead either. That's the way I prefer it. Container with its own virtual network interface and an ssh daemon. Easy to ssh into and manage.
The source code should have been available somewhere on their website from the start. Employees not understanding software licenses is not an excuse.
And to think this is all based on a misunderstanding
In the time when christianity basically ruled the country and wanted everyone to be fully clothed for "decency", the founding fathers wanted everyone to have the right to "bare arms".
Someone must've written it down wrong and hundreds of years later this is the result.
I'm very surprised
Autists would want to work at Microsoft. Some of the defining traits of this "disability" are that they can have a very rigid, linear and logical way of thinking.
Anyone who has ever worked with a Microsoft product knows that they get most stuff completely backwards. I can only assume how hellish it must be to use for someone with autism.
Mostly agree, except on the password rules. It is never a good idea to create complex rules to which a password must adhere. Requiring funny characters only makes it difficult for a human to remember but not actually more difficult to crack.
Using a long sentence of words in some weird order (still much easier to remember) is much, much harder to crack.
Re: WTF? Been seeing a lot of recommendations for Mint Linux to newcomers, why?
I really wonder what you consider to be Ubuntu "goodness". I am forced to use Ubuntu at my workplace and it works about a gazillion times worse than my Debian 8 setups at work. It's not nearly as stable and the LTS versions actually have older software than Debian (their libstdc++ has annoying bugs preventing c++14 compilation).
All the "goodness" in Ubuntu is the stuff they got from Debian and didn't manage to mess up (yet). Everything they touch turns sour.
Is the fact that you need to have a support agreement with them in order to get the update that gets rid of all these backdoors. I can understand wanting customers to pay to get new features, but getting them to pay to be safe from serious security flaws in your product - a firewall nonetheless - seems absolutely unacceptable.
One can only wonder
Why the pub doesn't open before 11 AM.
Planet 9 3/4: The magical planet.
Re: He,y meter manufacturers.....
To be fair: They do use a *lot* of electricity.
In the Netherlands they're also forcing these so-called "smart meters" through your front door. They pose a lot of problems. First is the remote monitoring: If someone gets access to that system they just have to look for houses that suddenly use less energy to know who is on holiday (good candidates to break in!). The functionality cannot be turned off. Well you can tell them to "turn it off", which means they'll set a flag somewhere in their system telling them not to remotely read your meter.
A friend of mine did this, then put an aluminum cage around his meter. Two weeks later he got a call from the network company saying they couldn't read his meter.
They better hope to make delivery within 30 minutes.
Otherwise the pizza will be free.
It may be an interesting video
But since el reg still has one foot firmly planted inside the past and insists on using plugins to show said video I will not be able to watch it.
Surprising, especially for a tech site.
Re: Ah joke wallpaper ...
Yes, a classic example of Redmond humor. The only problem was that one had to reboot the machine to switch off the screensaver.
Re: I'm waiting until it goes to 11.
Did you mean: "Break it during Christmas"?
Would add the Joke Alert, but it's not really a joke anymore.
Does this come with preinstalled root certificates or have they found a new way to spy on users?
It's already known that the attacks in Paris were initiated after communication over an unsecured channel: SMS. This is already monitored (don't believe for a second that there isn't some shadowy, secretive government agency storing all those messages).
They didn't act on this information because the amount of data they have is way, way too big to do anything meaningful with it. Yet, somehow, we must know all stop using secure communication so that those unreliable secret agencies can gather even more data they won't know what to do with.
As usual - she is a politician after all - she is talking out of her behind.
Re: The "shrink wrap" era?
The gas pipe should still work. It seems to be even more reliable than the electric grid. I don't know about the UK, but in the Netherlands almost everybody cooks on gas. The few times I've had to cook on an electric furnace have been a hell. Why do people do it?
Besides the gas, we have a wood heater that can be used to cook on. Also great when the power fails, because that means the end of the heat pump as well. This way, we're never in the cold. Keeping a few candles ready for power outages and you're set for a while.
If you're prepared kids tend to like these situations because it gives them the chance to really learn something new - and something which is simple enough to completely understand.
Re: I wish they'd get rid of that sliding screen lock thing
What shortcut do you need? You just start typing the password and it will slide automatically.
On a related note: This article should have been posted on a caturday!
Re: Sorry, must have missed it.
*** DUMMY MODE ON ***
Requiring closed-source, buggy applications in order to report a crime
Wow, just wow!
They won't share this data with their friends at the NSA of course! We'll behave well on our own, we don't even need oversight!
Trust the force.
Time to pull the plug
Nobody uses flash any more. It's only ever used for annoying adverts. Removing the flash plugin results in a faster, more enjoyable browsing experience. I can recommend it to anyone.
Multiple small satellites will also be much harder to avoid up there. Space junk is already an issue.
How exactly does an application need to be compatible with containers? If you simply install a full OS inside the container almost any application can run in it. The only exception I can think of is applications that load and unload kernel modules on-the-fly. The number of these is very limited and most of them you can get away with loading these kernel modules on the host.
Why throw away your performance on virtualisation when you can simply use containers and get full performance. Switched about a year ago and never looked back.
Not the way to start
Before trying to release greenhouse gases we should be looking at restoring the magnetosphere. Without it it will only escape to space. With a magnetosphere we could also build up some pressure, maybe even avoid some of the clunky pressure suits that would now be necessary to move on Mars.
What's the point?
Did she carry the gun for "protection"? How would that work in practice?
- Women is threatened by a robber
- Women: "Give me a moment, just need to fetch something
- Women unzips, gun slides out
- Robber runs away screaming like a little child
First rule of business:
McAfee anti-virus is now a mandatory purchase with every new computer.
I don't have a LinkedIn
But why would you add somebody you don't know?
Ah, so it's like ZFS but unfinished.
Let's reinvent the wheel!
"Spotify is a social platform"
No it's not, it's really not. However much you may want it to be, it's a music streaming service that has some social cruft bolted onto it.