2473 posts • joined Monday 3rd March 2008 13:52 GMT
Not media luvvie
He's a money luvvie - just another greedy bugger trying to find ways of making even more money through his shabby schemes.
"The Beeb notes that the orgy's organisers have since left Ergo"
Presumably working elsewhere in Europe under the 'Bunga Bunga Boys' title.
Yet another email
I keep getting 'reminders about an invitation' from someone I don't know. I've never used it and don't want to know anyway - it's yet another 'networking' bollocks thing that will be pwnd and all its data will belong to someone else.
'Linkedin' is about to become the name of a spam filter.
Straws and the graspng of
Last Chance Saloon for Mr Hefner?
Like the founder, the publication is a bit past it and should have been put out to pasture some time back.
(No, the 'it's got articles in it, though' rubbish doesn't work - it's a wankmag with added extras, please don't try and dress it up as something intellectual. )
Hef image for icon
Who are you calling a cult?
Church of Apple =Church of Scientology, discuss
"you cannot access these services if you are banned from the internet (BPA three strikes rule)! Is this against your rights if your banned that you cannot access gov websites?"
You just login to your gubermint sevices and let them know that you can't access the site
--oh, hang on. You write a letter to, oh - they've closed that bit as everyone now logs on.
They'll text you a new password instead.
There were a few some time back, they spent a lot of dosh pimpingthemselves at school IT exhibitions. They were all, pretty much, rubbish. They provide thier own list of who and who not to connect to - if you want anything useful, tough.
I had some fun with one of them who boasted that they were porn free - they were not filtering search engines properly so I found a quiet spot on thier stand and went to Altavista, did a quick search on a female name and viewed the results in graphics mode and then called one of thier reps over. After a bit of headless chickens imitation one of the company heads came over and quietly said that the fix was in thier next build.
as per title
Sony don't give a toss about you, if they did then the networks would be back up again.
They only want your money.
Would you prefer connectivity or security?
Sometime back there were BT engineers in London doing nothing following the big 'reshuffle' so to improve matters they brought in BT engineers from Wales to do exchange upgrades.
London wages, paid accommodation and food, free weekend travel to go home (overtime included), overtime pay, allowance for working away from home and others. We were not bitter at the imported labour but the way that BT had decided to try and cause trouble between workers. Management were even telling the Welsh guys to not talk to us locals.
The thin end of the wedge felt rather uncomfortable.
"ive worked my arse off since i was a teenager and i dont want to see my taxes wasted on people that dont give a damn about them selves, anything or anyone around them"
Never been unemployed, never been through the farce called 'Jobseeker' where there are none and now self-righteously condemning those who have had no choice and can't get a job.
I worked my arse off for may years, now jobless and - through the way these bastards manipulate things - also unable to get any benefit at all.
Come back when you have some experience, then you might have a vaild comment. Until then get back under the bridge. You might have work experience but none at al outside your cosy little shell.
While you're there
"Davis started with a clear outline of his views: "A workforce of the unemployed should build the superfast network we need so urgently"."
"And after that I want them to wipe my bum"
I'm not sure he realises that we don't have a huge number of intinerant Irish workers anymore to dig things up. Nowadays it's a few blokes and a JCB.
Anyway, we only need the superfast network so HM.Gove can pwn us with whateveritscalledthisweek.gov.uk and then there's not so many people to employ.
They can then join the longterm unemployed who dug the trenches.
Blimey, I feel old
On a corporate level, in the old days at BT everything was connected to IBM mainframes via terminals and it had chat, email, storage, remore access - all you needed was to get to a terminal.
The past is indeed rather cloudy.
Still nothing from Sony about the break in - they may have run out of people to blame.
But don't let the lack of reassurances stop folks from clamouring to get back on and put more personal info on the servers. Sony get thier money and the junies get thier fix, just don't ask about the dealer and don't check to see if the needles are dirty.
Gamers, worse than drug addicts -- discuss.
'IT?' icon as it's all about greed
'Internet' is oldskool
'Internet' has the implication of cables and wires and chunky servers and stuff.
'Cloud' is ephemeral, wispy, needs no cables - it's all fibre optic and that means it all runs on light alone, fairy dust, no ecological footprint, kind to baby foxes etc.etc.
My first ever 'real' (not work) email address came from Talk21 (yup -BT/Yahoo etc.) and I've only ever accessed it through a browser. Even used to occasionally use BTClick to get mail from it (BTClick still works if you want dial-up at high cost and no password). I've had a Flickr account for years and used free on-line storage.
Thinking about that I must have been a 'cloud' user for some time but never realised I was at the forefront of a technological breakthrough - gorblimey ferfuckssake donchaknow.
Spindreams -- it's called the 'cloud' as they would like you to not look too deep in to it.
Blimey, that was when I first encountered SecureID cards for the first time - several years ago.
Helpdesk for managers using remote mail and SECID cards - and people complain these days about the one-shot password devices from the banks.
World plus dog?
"Smartphones used to be premium products, with a price and level of service to match. A decade ago your correspondent dropped his Ericsson R520 "
'Used to be' is right, now they are no longer rare there are loads of them being dropped in the bog, poked too hard, throw across a room in anger or frustration. Now that they are common as muck you won't get the same level of service anyway when even iPads are almost being given away with Cornflakes.
Not that sttrange
Over in Blighty(tm) we have similar stuff. Cops arrest people and the media have a geat time getting us to assume that the they are holding dangerous crims or terrorists or kiddie-fiddlers. Press becomes judge and jury and offers up 'danger to human race' to be pilloried.
Cops do 'questioning' thang and find nothing of interest - person(s) don't get charged with any crime and are still - in the eyes of the press - guilty as fuck.
See under 'terrorist charges', 'Bristol landlord' and others.
From now on they have to catch the bus
"take your place at God's right hand"
Lester, I'm baffled over the term 'God's right hand'.
As, it seems, most of various gods followers are promised a seat which leads to one or two questions both of which seem to require a multi-dimensional solution.
Either God (faith not specified) has an infinite number of right hands or the 'One True Hand' is more akin to an electron with its ability to be in all places at the same time. If, though, there is one God and one right hand in a standard 3 or 4 dimensional set up (we'll ignore the others) won't there still be fighting between all the millions and millions of 'chosen few' as they bicker over who has the right to be on the right hand.
All I can say is thank fuck (I have more personal experience of that than any god) I'm left handed.
other way to rob people
"Isn't that the purpose of jail after all to rehabilitate or is it to punish and spread fear amongst other hackers by making an example?"
Nope, it's for outfits like Group4 to make shedloads of money.
It goes hand-in-hand with the Daily Wail's "Lock them all up" and the inhuman treatment of unwanted forriners -- there's a killing to be made in prisons (it starts with getting rid of staff).
Not a bad idea at all.
a cusomisable keyboard that changes depending on what main application you are running sounds pretty good.
Video editing? big coloured buttons with all the right labels on them. Same for DJ's, music recording, painting, lighting desk - the sort of things that don't need a qwerty keyboard and frequently are in a dedicated box of thier own. Cross between a touchscreen and a keyboard and a control pad.
Computers are used for a lot of things these days - sometimes a qwerty board can be a right pain.
"Or would you prefer to going back to itchy woolly underwear?"
If anything, as tech has improved music production has blossomed in homes.
Whodathought that from building your own patchbays for a Tascam244 and cursing a Copycat through the humble Amiga and countless numbers of pirate Cubase we could end up with multi-track high quality digital recording in the comfort of one's own bedroom.
No home recording - no Grime, no Dubstep etc. etc.. That's where it's happening, bifgger studios are for mastering - but only sometimes.
Even worse than that
" "Instead of simply relying on government hierarchies to decide which regulations should be reformed or abolished, we've opened up the process to the wisdom of the crowd," said Osborne."
'We've decided to leave it all to you to sort it out, you and that nice Ms Lane-Fox.
If it all goes tits-up it's your fault - plebs'
'Plank' is also used as a term for an idiot.
Can't wait for the association with Facebook to become the cause of it - 'Facebook encourages dangerous stunts'. Yeah, like hell it does, it's the twats who egg each other on.
Where's the 'Darwin' icon?
Must read carefully
I scanned the first line and read it all wrong - but I also get the feeling I was supposed to.
"HP has spiffed up its three-PC desktop line just one week after rolling "
I know what I read there, who else will inadvertantly insert an 'L' somewhere.
As for vertically mounted disc drives -- have they ever tried using one with a min-Cd in one? Last week I had to tip a machine over at an angle just to get the bloody disc to stay in. I can sort of see thier point though, weeks can go by without me needing to use an optical drive.
I've recently removed links to games that require me to leave the HTTPS Facebook in order to play them. (This is after removing the games that want to look at everyone elses profiles etc.)
Will FB be doing anything about these?
umm, can't think of a title
Is this why Sony has kept so quiet about the attacks - apart from trying to blame it on this week's 'Enemy of the West(tm)'.
Thier silence raises more questions about the amout of data nicked and the depth of penetration
(oooh, err, missus). It also makes them look really shifty. Whatever hapened to world domination, Sony?
Cloud computing at its best, used to demonstrate how shite the root-kit pirates really are.
The red-headed one in what was 'Girls Aloud' eventually came out as a ginge and looked so much better than before when she was trying to hide it. Once the fake tan had come off she resembled a human being instead of a music industry construct.
Seeing him perform this (on DVD) is wonderful.
The parts of the audience who know the song are carefuly watching those who don't, almost wetting themselves in anticipation. Those who don't know the song who have come to see a 'right-on' performer look on in fury until the chorus.
'Qualiteeee!' as some might say, 'pwnd' is another.
"In our modern free-spoken society
There is a word that we still hold taboo
A word with a terrible history
Of being used to abuse, oppress and subdue
Just six seemingly harmless letters
Arranged in a way that will form a word
With more power than the pieces of metal
That are forged to make swords"
Last Chance Saloon?
Shirley you're not dissing Boris's big hope for winning the London Mayor elections? Half of London is now sporting Barclay's Blue.
There was always the sun roof which could be opened up to allow extra passengers who could sit on the laps of those in the seats (no, not like that, not with nine people in the thing). Just something I heard about, a mate of mine etc.
How strange, someone trying to use thier real name for a Facebook account.
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