834 posts • joined Saturday 17th November 2007 11:34 GMT
Re: Taxes? No thank you.
No problem. I wish you all the best in your gated community surrounded by squalor abroad. Take Borg and Reinfeldt in your carry-on luggage, pretty please?
Re: Taxes? No thank you.
Insane? I pay exactly the same taxes in Sweden and it's worth every penny for the fantastic life I have - all without needing to be a ruthless, money-grubbing sociopath with a humungous ideological blindspot. Epic win.
Possibly using RTMP?
So now it's JS + rtmpdump?
Yes and no.
I applaud El Reg for heading off lawyering scum at the pass, but still think waving your arms manically around like a demented Tourette's sufferer is a piss-poor way of controlling anything.
Re: Brassed off
So, you are basically saying that getting lead slugs through security depends on having a button-fly, small tits and good fashion sense?
Having all of the aforementioned in no way stops the small screws in my knee setting detectors off more often than not.
So your plastic gun can sneak past metal-detectors. Are the ammunition casings made of cream cheese, or something?
Re: A Very Good Thing Indeed.
Oh I dunno. Being a musician, I'd have no problem with it being legal to peel lawyers and dip them in salt, for starters.
"Rights holders" in all their multitudinous parasitic manifestations may live by law. Artists, by and large, live by one-or-other form of patronage as usual.
"the iOS system uses a unique identifier burned into the processor for identification"
AES is symmetric encryption. A spook gets your "unique identifier" from Apple, and you are toast.
Re: Are you insane?
"For a start, that was a deportation,"'
No it wasn't a "deportation", it was a kidnapping. Sweden has procedures and a legal framework around deportations - allow me to let you into a little secret you must be oblivious to under your rock - allowing intelligence agencies from other countries that practice torture to swann around kidnapping people from Bromma airport isn't in them.
Now given Sweden's proven form in ignoring it's own laws w.r.t. removing people at the behest of the CIA, I would wager you are a few cards short of a deck yourself.
Re: He's right about hardware and driver issues
You gotta be fucking kidding me - it's pretty much exactly that. Linux wireless has had to historically jump through hoops to get any broad-based wireless-device support at all. Loading binary blobs with god-knows-what in them, even wrapping actual windows dlls - all because bloody corporations and their stupid, misdirected IP greed kept interfaces and specs tightly under wraps. Hardware vendors, not Microsoft write drivers for windows, in general.
Re: First C Compiler
"I can use = instead of == in an expression and that's valid?"
Of course you can - just like a+b and a-b are both "valid". Programming languages don't really have to care about your personal dyslexia.
Re: We played this wrong.
Total comprehension fail. Where did I mention "the West" or "the US"? "We" was in quotes, see?
That said we know the US sold arms to Iran and issued 771 dual-use technology export licenses, and that the UK & Germany sold pralidoxine and VX precursors to Iraq, as well as biological agents, up to 1992.
Furthermore, the UN didn't over-estimate anything leading up to the 2003 invasion They estimated zero.
Has epic win written all over it. These bozos and their ilk should have the provenance of every single pixel they ever published - even in private capacities - scrutinised and reported if found suspect. Teach them the true meaning of surveillance.
"The sensitivity of personal information should be determined by the reasons behind why the information is to be processed, the UK's data protection watchdog has said."
Bollocks. The sensitivity of the personal information should be determined by whom the information concerns, and no-one else, period.
Still waiting for the armed thugs to barge in and impound all their Beelzebub-stickered computers. What's good enough for little girls is good enough for corrupt minions.
"The problem there might be Opera's corporate clients, who may have chosen Opera partly on the basis that it's closed source."
Any business that chooses a closed source browser based on the criterion that it IS closed-source, in the absence of coercion by legislation - deserves everything coming to them.
Yeah I'll get me coat.
NoSQL. Take any relational dataset, denormalise the living bollocks out of it, store choice bits as objects and then spend an order of magnitude more dosh than you would scaling an ordinary RDBMS trying to make it scale at all after the questions you based your denormalisation on change. No thanks, caching purposes only.
Oh holy mother of god.
Cue rampaging hordes of hipsters coding entire apps exclusively in λ-functions.
He didn't download some freely-downloadable literature, he'd be facing half as much again!
Keep your bloody sado-masochistic death-cults to yourselves. All of you.
Makes a change
"In short - this provides remote, unauthorised access to security camera recording systems," Moore concludes in a blog post that does a good job of summarising the issue"
As opposed to fuckwits behind cameras being provided with unauthorised access to my whereabouts, lack of dress-sense and allegedly suspicious demeanor .
Re: Unmask the froggy racists? too easy.
Child's play to unmask mere xenophobes, though.
Re: The Right to Free Speech
"The fact that by leaking those files led to real people getting killed, but "hey fuck it!" they were soldiers it was their job."
You are either dissembling, or you have a cognitive disorder. Leaking those files showed REAL people being murdered - by a helicopter gunship acting more-or-less on your behalf.
Re: I don't get it
"That's because Mega is creating a scarcity and then charging you for it. In effect, it's creating virtual property."
The very definition of copyright law itself.
Re: Believe it or not...
IE may nowadays be more red-headed stepchild than the spawn of the devil it once was, but shitty java-based browser clients to shitty proprietary SSL VPNs are most certainly more than able to step up an assume that dubious accolade. "Requiring crap" isn't really a good use-case.
"If he'd wanted to sail it, his friend Larry Ellison would have put him right on the design(er)."
Are you kidding? Ellison's yacht is just as much a white, brickish post-industrial horror as this thing. I saw it a few years ago moored in beautiful Stockholm. It nearly ruined the entire city it was so hideous.
For "designing" a ship that looks like someone built a works canteen on the jetty then toppled it into the water.
"Having used a Samsung Windows 8 tablet for a few months, I have a theory as to why: you think you want a full desktop computer on your tablet - I certainly did - but you don't"
Be that as it may, what I REALLY don't want, is a half-arsed mobile OS interface shoe-horned onto my desktop, kthxbai.
Re: The *Other* Side
Why should people who understand that copyright isn't a property right, but a state-mandated monopoly on distribution of copies be excluded? Driving coach and horses through fundamental principles of natural law in camera to suit "interests" and their associated trolls perhaps isn't optimal.
"Real engineers follow plans, methodologies, blueprints etc."
Hurrah for plans, methodologies and blueprints:
What's your point? Software isn't any different from engineering or art - it is both functional and aesthetic. You spend an amount and standardise an amount and test an amount depending on your priorities, your budget and the risks to people and businesses using it. If failure in your software implies similar consequences to structural failure in a bridge , then the testing and commissioning of your software should be every bit as rigorous as for its physical analogue. Otherwise you are just over-engineering a white elephant.
Re: Gym slips & hockey sticks
So you ARE happy the quality of Swedish secondary education is plummeting like a stone then? Of course you are - more unskilled, semi-literate knobs to populate minimum-wage jobs so Reinfeldt's and Borg's pals can siphon off the old Kr to the Cayman Islands - what's not to like?
Re: Reports from pilots and aircraft crew members...
Oh sure. Attack some ignorant buffoon with a piece of equipment almost guaranteed to fuck up every EMR- sensitive installation within 100m.
One in the eye
For all fans of judicial assault. Happy days.
Same old same old
Use NoSQL and end up writing an entire relational engine for your application, in the absence of which your NoSQL DB backend is to all intents and purposes stinking great disk full of crud.
Re: Criminal prosecution still required ...
"If I left my house open and it was burgled, I may well forfeit my insurance, but the person burgling it would still be prosecuted"
Oh fuck off! It isn't you fucking house. It's the Internet - you might have heard of it - a new-fangled system of tubes for allowing people's computers to talk to other people's computers.
Re: Rights don't exist in isolation
Indeed. Copyright isn't a property right, it's a state-mandated monopoly on distribution of copies. anyone who tries to convince you otherwise is a con-artist.
"Fusty folks at the Copyright Office."
"Fusty"! Now there's a word you don't hear every day anymore. Marvellous!
Re: More from the department of the bleedin' obvious
Ohh lordy, we have a coloured person in the White House. That makes 6 decades of bloody, asymmetric warfare alright then!
"Try not to be a racist in the future"
What's this, a new variation of the "antisemite" card? ODFO! Get back to me when drones are bombing the Hamptons.
More from the department of the bleedin' obvious
To be sure, the septics have been bombing seven shades of shit out of various shades of brown people for decades, much more than the converse. Why would the intertubes be any different?
Well it is different, I suppose. The Chinese and Iranians don't need military bases on the Canadian border to have a "forward presence" on the Internet.
Simples. "Contempt of court". That'd stop their farting in church.