754 posts • joined 19 Feb 2008
Re: Exploiting National Resources for Fun and Profit
I read a news item a few weeks back about some guy who was using uni resources to mine crypto currency. He obviously was interviewed anonymously but I wonder if it could be the same person. Perhaps Harvard saw the news item and decided to dig around in their systems to make sure it wasn't them being exploited and caught him. It may just be coincidence though.
GCHQ. We hear you. We just don't care.
Something else you should know
If you are on Three network and have a block on 08 numbers (why is this still not been sorted yet I thought they was going to banish call charges on 0800 at least?) in some cases you still get charged. Or rather the call will be allowed through. If you are in credit or a credit is due to be paid back to you for the following month you will get charged if you make a call to an 08 number. I think the saem applies to international numbers too.
I rang a number in France last month and even though the phone never picked up I still got charged for it (£1 something). So international calls still get charged even if they do not pickup.
The entire system is a mess and it's about time roaming charges were scrapped altogether. Imagine if Captain Kirk had switch off his communicator every time he visited Ursa Minor for fear of some huge intergalactic phone bill.
Re: Isn't Bitcoin itself ...
Crypto currency is a gamble (albeit an educated one) like any other. It's like investing in things at the stock exchange. You may never get rich working your 9-5 job. But if you invest in crypto currency and are good at working the system a lot of money can be made from it (or lost obviously).
You can only hear the difference if you have something to refer it against. In other words you would need the studio master to know whether a piece of spinning plastic is authentic to the original or not. That and a decent hi-fi and 'good' hearing.
Re: Blatant sexism at El Reg
Surely it should be called Fappy Birds?
I'm alright Jack
The problem has ALWAYS been an attitude of 'I'm alright Jack' with the voting public. Until an issue directly affects them then they will continue to vote for the status quo (not the old rock group variety). As soon as it affects them in the pocket they stand up and take notice. Also. Nobody cares about privacy when their entire life story is on social media sites. Until it comes and bites them on the arse when they're looking for a new job of course.
It's the great British apathy. We're too busy doing too many other things to worry about politics. I personally believe that voting should be compulsory. At least we would get a 'real' idea of what the public think that way.
"Perry accepted there were limits to what the government could achieve through legislation. “We can’t force people (i.e. parents) to turn filters on.”"
But you have. It's opt out, not opt in.
The NSA and GCHQ etc don't need to request from Apple because....wait for it....
...there's an app for that!
Badum tsh! Thank you very much.
I have an issue where I can't see close things with my glasses on and can only see distant things. I can get bifocals but I didn't want to have to keep tilting my head up and down between blurry and non-blurry vision. The top of the glasses would be the distant vision so where this sits it at the top would not work for me. Also why can't these just be attached to regular glasses? Why the fuck do I have to buy a new pair of glasses? It's can't be hard to make a version that just clips to the side of regular glasses after all.
Re: join the club...
It's because the cursor automatically defaults to the Google page search box instead of the URL. I blame the browsers for allowing it to steal focus at startup.
Forget the local loop
I could do with the French peer my ISP is currently routing through sorting out their damned router! Proxad.net's routing to a site I stream to has been b0rked for at least two weeks now with massive packet loss in the evenings. What are those French doing I wonder. Hogging the bandwidth with Grand Freres(sp)?
But my ISP tells me it is out of their control. :(
People who wear glasses
Someone up above said that the bar on these things could obstruct vision. So can the bar on any spectacles if you have a penchant for fashion (some specs have large sides). Anyhow. All Google has to do is ad an app that detects idiot pedestrians, that you are driving too close to the car in front, a speedo that alerts you when you are going over the limit etc and they will become a required addition to driving that is set in law.
Now if they could only build
An 8K HD 3D display into them.
And so it begins
The first thing I thought of when they announced a few years back how we would have all these 'smart' devices connected to the net was 'I bet someone figures out how to turn them into zombie spambots or worse'. I must not have been the only one to think this was a dumb idea in the first place. You don't really need your fridge connected to the internet ordering milk you lazy sods out there with too much money and too little sense to operate one.
Now look at what's happening. It will be a nightmare to try and sort this crap out in years to come. I say we scrap the internet and start again. Nuke it from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
The greys are coming
They now have a list of who is naughty and who is nice. Don't feel butthurt about it though.
Err. I don't think it means what you think it means.
Advised my father to get a Nook HD
No regrets yet. It's small and light enough to hold for long periods. It has a great display. Latest firmware gives you the Play store. It has a rubberised casing as he often falls asleep in the chari/bed and drops it to the ground so it survives those knocks easily. Runs rather speadily too for what it does. Oh and it was cheap!
But again it's all about marketing so Amazon steals all the glory.
I just deleted my G+ account
I feel so much better now.
Something about horses and bolts
If they never listen. Will they ever learn?
Good enough don't cut it
I'm probably in the minority. I have a Core2duo 7600 overclocked to 3.4Ghz, Nvidia GTX 560Ti and 8GB DDR2 memory. My video card performance is being bottleneck by the CPU so I don't get the best out of it. I could also get an SSD but would not feel the full benefit of it on SATA2. I put a cheap USB 3.0 card in but I bet on a dedicated motherboard with the new boosting tech it (USB 3.0 on the motherboard) would run faster.
It consumes more power than I would like as well so an upgrade would save some money in that regard too.
I am definitely going to upgrade.
Originally I thought about about just getting a base model. But I think if I am going to do this then I may as well get the best I can afford and make it last another 5+ years. Plus I can always sell on the older system to help with the cost.
But I can understand why a lot of people think their PC is 'good enough'. Especially if they don't do much more than browse the web, use office a bit and play some casual non-demanding games.
Gimmie high contrast OLED with great lifetimes and HFR (No 48FPS support in TV and BluRay players? WTF are they doing? No Hobbit in native framerate for you!). All this 4K nonsense is only good for VERY large displays or if you put your nose to the screen. Lack of content won't help either. It also takes a lot more bandwidth and processing power (h265) to compress, stream and decode. With the death of Panasonic plasma division we need something with better PQ not just more pixels.
Besides. It's not true 4K. It's UltraHD (4K is over 4K pixels whilst the so called '4K TV's are 3840 pixels wide by 2160 in order to keep the same ratio as HDTV's.
Re: So this is why windows PCs slow down over time.
It's called the Conservative party.
What they really need to do is use the tracking facilities of these phones and actually do their job to trace them to the crooks. But no. that's more like actual police work and far too costly and time consuming for them right? Ever reported your phone stolen? Have the police ever done anything to try and trace it? I rest my case.
Using another DNS will not work
With the filter 'ON' using another DNS server will not work. BT are blocking any external DNS server ports outside their network when the filter is set to 'ON'. Unless yu can find a way to bypass the blocked ports somehow you are stuffed. I am unsure if DNSCrypt bypasses it though.
I always had that nagging suspicions AV apps for Android were pretty much useless and uninstalled the first time I tried one (AVG). All they are good for really is remote tracking and possibly wiping your phone (although I found that to be particularly hit or miss upon testing). Other than that they are just a memory hog.
Let them eat cake!
I would like to see these assholes in these positions of power face a trail by jury. But no even if this was to pan out they would probably just get shifted to another position within government or become board members of some large finance company or some such. Oh I forget. They probably already are.
Let's do the special handshake shall we?
iShit and I do it every day. Come at me you rotten Apple.
DNS blocking on port 53
What if you run your own DNS server?
Badger Badger Badger Badger
'Pinch' & zoom
Insert jokes about purloined fondleslabs. Bonus pints(sic) for not making any racial references.
Why is this even news?
Updates are a regular thing. Why is this even news worthy?
Re: Please can you pass the slit?
More like Incapacity Denying Shit
3 are great...
..except they have shit coverage. Seriously. Getting a signal anywhere but outside in a built up area is ridiculous. I was in a doctors waiting room the other day. No signal. Also I have had to put a 3G router in my parents house using their broadband connection because again, no signal indoors. Pretty much most indoor public places, unless they have internal boosters I get no signal while everyone on any other network has no such issues.
But you pays your money...and let's face it 3 are cheaper and offer better data.
I want a working TNG coms badge.
Document? What document? I see no document.
It's so they can conveniently lose any 'evidence' should you decide to complain or investigate any past issues.
"No Sir/Madam if it's not on our 'Cloud' then we don't believe it ever happened."
Re: I have a problem
Anyone who does not answer will be put onto the filter by default.
If you are a politician
If you are a politician you are not in any way in it 'for' the people.
Needs a joystick?
5" 15" 55"
So where is my 17" (laptop) and 24" (desktop) versions?
Toupee or not toupee. That is the syrup!
At last I have an excuse to wear a wig and not be accused of vanity (and looking like a right plank).
There is no justice. There is just us.
My friend was accused of violent threatening behaviour by another driver once. He won his case but it cost him a huge amount to prove his innocence and when he asked the judge (through his solicitor) for compensation he was told 'Tough luck. Take it as a lesson learned' by the judge.
The law is an ass.
How do people who already wear specs use these?
All well and good but...
...why is IPv6 so frustrating to get working? In Win7 I find it difficult to setup (well for my IPv6 tunnel at any rate) and have found it much easier to get working on XP on my netbook. Just paste a line into a bat file that runs at boot up and bingo! For some reason in Win7 I cannot fathom why it works 'sometimes' when pasting in the relevant stuff at the CMD prompt. But can often break IPv4 functionality. I cannot even get an IPv6 tunnel to work on my fathers BT fiber.
It's not the pupils need teaching
It's not the pupils that need teaching. It's the teachers need training first. School IT departments generally lack skilled IT programmers anyhow. They are also not paid enough for the task at hand to be lured into the profession in the first place. If you want an army of kids with complex skills you will need to do more than connect up some cheapo box with Linux running on it and have some wazzock barely out of college themselves (or worse still someone old and completely out of touch with current trends) trying to teach it to a disinterested class of Xbox/PS generation kids.
Why is the moon so oval?
It must be us!
Assumption is not proof.
This sounds more like contention at the exchange which will not solve your issue by changing providers. If the exchange is at capacity changing providers probably won't help.
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