31 posts • joined Wednesday 14th November 2007 14:36 GMT
ironic is my middle name
It's a bit ironic considering that we're talking about a country that's doing everything it can to sell as many guns as possible to its citizens, while at the same time trying to keep em from overflowing over the borders.
nice reporting, i enjoyed reading it.
does the lego actually contribute to something?
Besides looking cool and being the platform that holds it all together, do they actually do anything lego-specific? Did they use any cogs, weels, axles, anything that warranted using lego?
I know their previous model was based on mindstorms and had some cogwheels in it - dunno about this one though, if not then they could've used something lighter and stronger like metal or plastics as platform.
hashed and salted
im curious to see if these hashed and salted pwd's will find their way on the web.
it should give good protection and give the hackers a run for their money to figure them out ;
it *is* bad that it took nvidia a week to notify ppl about it though..
we still dont know if they actually fixed the leak
Well, it doesn't say anywhere that they actually found the leak and plugged it, meaning that the infiltrator(s) might still have access to their DB.
So, until they get around to finally salting those hashes it might be prudent to give the LinkedIn site a different password than you would give all other sites you frequent.
Just saying this because *Obviously* all of you slackers too laze to make up a different password for each site, have now changed your passwords everywhere :P
@Stoneshop: Re: his own cat? is that even legal?
Ok, so maybe its not illegal and it may not be a endangered species, but i can think of better ways of honoring your cat than turning it into a freakshow.
I mean, really, do you have to descecrate the poor animal by tying it to a flyingmachine under the pretext that it can now continue to hunt birds?? really??
If i ever catch my son doing that to our cat (either dead or alive) i would 1st think up of a suitable punishment, then sit down and think hard where i went wrong in educating him and making him care and respect any loved household pet.
UPS for the UPS?
maybe they should get a UPS for the UPS?
Why does this remind me of customers who do faithful nightly backups of their data, without actually having tried if the restore procedure works?
Re: Making a drachma out of a crisis
".... sees Greece turn (back) into a third world country in the space of a week - possibly followed by the traditional Coup d'Etat, ..."
I live in greece, and i am one of the few who actually see this sad scenario becoming reality.
Greeks have the tendency to stick their head in the sand and *wish* for the best. Wishing isn't worth squad, obviously, but try telling my fellow countrymen that.
Even now when we're at the brink ppl are still thinking its all doomsay from politicians to win votes by putting fear in our hearts, and as such dont put much stock in it...
Too bad really that this time these same politicians are *not* lying for once, but this is the classic tale of the boy who cried wolf. No-one believes them or takes them serious anymore.
Me thinks now is not such a bad time to get my papers in order for me and my family to get out of this country while we still can
hahaha wouldn't that be a neat trick :D
uh-oh.. bad career move
i wouldn't want to be standing in the shoes of the developer that forgot to take out that key :P
aren't they the ones funneling money ?
wasn't Vodaphone one fo those companies thats funneling money out of 'poor' countries into rich ones?
and still problems? wow..
Good going guys! If this works out then it'll be a great step forward for the private space industry.
The IIS accepting a privatly build spacecraft will open the door to competition which in turn will spurn a whole range of new possibilities not least of which would be cheaper prices and technological advances.
"When a NASA engineer describes a computer as "high performance" or flight software as "sophisticated", you know they mean it."
my mother thinks operating a VCR is sophisticated.. i guess its all in the eye of the beholder :P
Paris, because she thinks anyone rubbing his goatee and making 'hmmm' sounds while contemplating what position to choose is sophisticated too
whats the use?
I honestly can not think of a single *useful* application for this invention.
Besides making something that ppl would like to post on their facebook page to have fun with, i'm wondering what the use is.
The team behind this obviously have talents in a wide variety of fields, couldn't they spend their time,money, brainpower and effort doing more useful research?
what, MSX isnt good enough for ya?
I expected this one in the list - i grew up with a few of these.
Z80 processor, so well in line with all those that *did* get a mention, though i can't say i know all of those.
It was a huge success in most of europe, japan and even brazil.
There's still a steady fangroup which actually managed to make a 'msx-on-a-chip' board.
smart hackers stay away anyway
There are 2 types of hackers, the good ones and the wannabe's.
Good hackers are those who are not bragging and surely not giving away their secrets.
Its those who can get in, pwn the system as if it was their own, leave without a trace, and most importantly, are not bragging or telling anyone about it.
They are most valuable int his contest but wont show up.
And rest assured that they are the ones with the best chances at winning if they wanted to.
Paris because she too will stay away from this contest
i want to be their trucking company
i lolled at this
at least some trucking company will be happy at how many trucks per day they need to ship their items
Paris, because she too is wrapped in an impressive looking package
happy with my prs505
I have had a prs505 for almost a year now
on average i read 3 hours daily
I read all kinds of formats on it, most books are in PDF, others are other formats, but they all show absolutely fine (with latest firmware)
My reader has seen all corners of the world, night or day, inside or outside, hot and cold, even at the beach 3 feet from the water with kids running about - its very sturdy and reliable.
The battery doesn't seem to be suffering at all.
I love how it takes 2 cards, so thats a combined grand total of 16Gb of storagespace.
On occasions I've actually used my player as storage device as well, imagine that.
I have nothing but good things to say about it.
Unfortunately i had to get my player from the US, it took them WAAAAY to long to release them in the UK, and not in the rest of europe for that matter.
eBook readers are perfect here
This is the time for an eBook reader. God i wish i was a student at that school right now.
This is what i expected (and certainly hoped) would happen
finally getting rid of those heavy, big, clunky and wood-consuming books.
Its a lot better for everybody.
RE: Only for XP & Vista users
"Sony's FAQ state explicitly that it only supports XP & Vista, so tough luck for users of Mac-OS, Linux, Windows 2000, 98 and the rest of us refuseniks."
Not exactly. Sony's software works only on Vista and XP
The eBook itself shows up a mass-storage device. Even in Win2K and i know because i'm working Win2K
More precisely, it shows up as 3 mass storage devices, (yes thats right, 3 more drive letters) - one for the internal ~300mb memory, one for the SD card and one for the MemoryStick
Also, there's opensource software out there thats as good as sony's and WILL work on Win2K
Lewis, still here?
Hi Lewis, im pleasantly surprised to see you still posting stories.
Does that mean you're sticking around with El'Reg ?
Paris, because she too is all over the place
i think these little books will be huge in the future.
granted, the amazon one is immensely ugly, i wouldnt wanted to be seen dead with it.
I have the Sony one and am very very pleased with it.
i honestly tried reading ebooks (or articles) on big laptops, small laptops, even my mobile phone but for me its just not working. My eyes hurt from LCD screens, and if there's too much daylight i squint, or batteries run out too fast.
Cant read from a screen at my desk because my neck hurts from looking forward, the list goes on.
I like paper books, but i feel bad for the trees which need to be killed for it.
Also, they're bulky and heavy.
I think if these books were given more attention in mainstream media that they would catch on faster. The technology is amazing. You wouldnt believe the surprised looks i get on the subway from people who've never seen an eBook reader never mind could image something like that existed. Most people get enthusiastic and ask me where to get one.
I think its a missed opportunity sofar.
As for the DRM issue - if you dont like it, dont buy it. Or go get free books as they're plentiful. There's no way you can get me to believe that DRM is the cause of the bad selling, most ppl simply dont give a hoot.
i love ebooks
FOR ALL THOSE COMPLAINING about eye-strain problems - have you ever seen one of these ebooks in real life? Its not your average mobile phone/PDS/Laptop LCD display!
Im reading a good 3 hours per day on my Sony eBook and have yet to experience the slightest hint of eye-strain
FOR ALL THOSE COMPLAINING that they cant read books electronically - i was one of these people until i got my eBook - you really forget that its not a paper book you're holding. Try it. really.
FOR ALL THOSE COMPLAINING that you cant take it with you to a beach - think again, i just had it at the beach and relaxed wonderfully in the shade reading a good novel while having a nice coctail and one of em umbrella in it.
FOR ALL THOSE COMPLAINING that you cant share books - well, you can mail them to your friends if they're free - there's plenty of very well known free books out there.
FOR ALL THOSE COMPLAINING about battery life - its not your average mobile device/laptop - Fully charging my sony takes 2 hours, and i can read about 2 months @ 3 hours per day on a single charge
I heard nobody mention that you save a LOT of tree's with eBooks.
Get rid of your prejudice and go and see one in the flesh - im convinced they will be the future
dont make me laugh
i've been in the US and what strikes me is when talking to most US residents they seem to think that there's nothing wrong with the climate and that its all a natural phenomenon.
On the other side of the world (EU) people are genuinely afraid.
I know i'm afraid - not for myself but for my kids and their kids.
i really believe scientists are doing a good job with the data at hand.
We've never been in this predicament before so i can understand the sceptiscism about not knowing how to accurately read & interpret the signs available to us.
BUT i really hope that Bush gets his head out of his ass and stops thinking about the economy (not ratifying the Kyoto protocol because "its bad for the economy" , or "lets undo the ban that Clinton put in place against building a road right through 43 milion acres of national forest") and instead starts thinking about the future of his little corner of the world
There's just no changing the mind of US ppl, for each argument you have they have 2 more against it.
cant unbloat Vista now
as the title says - MS cant unbloat Vista now because ppl would accuse them of either bad programming or intentional bloating.
And so, they're forced to creating something 'new' and call it "innocative" and "reprogrammed from the ground up"
i'm betting it'll be running a whole lot smoother with less memory requirements than todays vista
If vista wasnt so bloated it would probably have been somewhat of a success story since XP is old and ppl really do want new stuff once in a while.
why not include Warden into WoW ?
i appreciate that Blizzard is trying to make WoW a better place for honest players.
I do not appreciate that its doing this by scanning a pc and sending back information.
But why did all this controversy happen in the first place?
Its because they used a separate process "the warden" to do the scanning-and-sending back.
Who knows what happens inside of the client-side WoW game itself? What does that send back?
Would we be having this conversation if the warden was integrated within the game?
Then nobody would know what it would be doing and what info it was sending back, now would we?
Makes you wonder who else is doing stuff like that that we don't know about
i've said this before in other similar articles,
dont these games have admins / moderators?
how about copy & pasting the lost "property" back and banning the offender.
i think the police have enough to do without busying themselves on silly cases like these
and imagine having "virtual theft" being added to your official police record - now thats just silly isn't it??