641 posts • joined Thursday 13th March 2008 10:52 GMT
Im going to be rich!
My teams of USB hauling donkey trains braving the passes of Snowden and scafell pike to bring data connectivilty to the brave souls living in the badlands should tick all the boxes.
Its not like the Govt will know what they have been sold anyway, I could always let the NSA provide a sherpa to tag along to keep the data access in place for the Yanks, which should keep the Govt happy
And when ive got the cash, I can flog the donkeys as beef to the first supermarket chain to turn up.
Thier aim is to confuse people into thinking they are different today than they were last week,
In reality they are a Merican company, so all their data is wide open for the NSA to browse at any time.
Its all just words for the media to cut and paste in their blogs and news reports. These people love free content for their blogs and sound bytes for their 30 second TV and radio news slots, they dont care what the words actuallty mean.
Banks legacy systems
Its already been mentioned in a few posts in different ways, but the overall bank view is that the risk of replacing old working systems far outweighs the cost benefits.
The cost if the system goes down is never really counted because the figure is scary high.
Its a house of cards and the original developers have retired so the people in charge do NOT want to blow on it.
"little indication that those efforts to educate users are gaining much traction"
When the passwords are just lifted wholesale in clear text from the site you enter it at, whats the point?
On top of that, its a proven fact that the more complex the password the more likely it is to appear on a post it note stuck to the screen...
Why do customs get more funding to protect rich company's who rip their customers off than the police get to look for the people pushing pictures of children being raped over the net??
We need a complete change in management at UK Gov Ltd
Until our leaders do not benefit personally from legislation aimed at business (stocks/shares/directorships etc ) we will continue to get the charade where our police go after someone flogging a knock off handbag over spending any money on tracking down the online peados.
Re: Do what we want, not what we say
If the MP's sort the tax rules out then a number of things will happen.
The big companies who have been giving them back handers to keep the current system in place will have them shot.
Their own companies will have to start paying tax (looking at you here Hodge)
Never going to happen as long as our politicians are allowed to be directors and own stocks n shares
Re: 'Nam is one of many hostile net countries.
You do realize the majority of attacks that originate from the UK the USA are routed through these countries?
Keep them black listed but its best to look at the guy on the train next to you rather than blaming the people in these places.
"Doubtless cynical readers will claim this discovery is purely coincidental"
Actually I doubt it was the blue ringed octopus. They are from the pachific and Indian Oceans
Non of this stops the UK trading with Vietnam, and we will happily go on holiday there.
This story makes us feel a bit better about being us I guess, but otherwise, its just content filler in the scheme of things
You can bet
Its down to some kind of DRM snafu. They will never admit it, but their code to prevent free movement of media is at fault.
Then again, if you pay peanuts for something you can expect to have some kind of lock on it, oh hang on!!
What about the reverse?
Where China starts paying people to give the US and UK access to sites our government has blocked?
Why bring Google into this arena?
Get the fuck out of politics, the people who get hurt are the poor sods who go onto banned websites through this and get arrested for it.
I doubt anyone at Google would spend time in jail, not so the people on the ground.
And who the fuck are Google to be the Internets freedom fighters? Their only motive to information freedom is their ability to make money out of it, I don't see them opening up their databases to everyone, just them asking everyone else to open up to them!!
Nothing new here, move along
I remember when VHS recorders got small enough for home use, we saw a rash of people doing just this.
Remember the "selfy" of the Japanese businessman doing 200 in his Ferrari down the M1?
he is accused of accessing user data without permission
Facebook should not allow advertisers to access user data without explicit permission from that user.
Good luck suing him for your shit system designed to confuse users into allowing "world + dog" into their private details.
Re: Danger Will Robinson
Why does every conversation about tools to kill people come down to an argument about Civil Liberties?
From a country whose wealth is based on using slave labor in countries with no civil liberties, I find it hard to take you guys seriously.
He played a nerd in 2 and a half men
So nuff said, hes used to making himself look stupid in public for money.
"The ISP's broadband director Joe Lathan told El Reg that Virgin Media was glad that the ASA had clarified what it defines as moderate traffic management."
Why won't he define what Virgin Media define what the actual figure for a fair use policy is?
Why Are users getting paid less then?
Re: Commercial Software Vendor hates FOSS!
+1 Because Alex Rose managed to get Apple Fanboy into a story about Oracle.
Also got a good point, no project survives anything remotely Govt paid for in the UK. (Probably because projects for the govt are just a vehicle to funnel tax money to private pockets)
Seems the cops who chase the torrents have more budget than the cops who chase the online paedos
As an Englishman
(well a South African who chose to be English)
I say give us a bloody referendum so we can vote on either kicking them out or the less onerous "Expulsion-max"
Re: Naming of astral bodies
Down voted for still being under 40 and 9 years better off than me.
"Seriously, Windows is gonna go! People are really tired of all this shit ..."
Almost 20 years pissing around in IT and I have learnt nothing really changes
The technology doesn't really change
The software just changes version number
Speeds are pretty close to what they were in the past
People still spout the same tired old cliches
Re: Apple can't be responsible for every app in its store
Good point Steve,
But the application in question is designed to provide access to a product that is licensed per country, While I know very little about licensing laws, the product in question is of a high enough viability that the average person could be expected to check it out.
I have run foul of this in the past, with certain calenders being able to be sent to any country in the world baring Germany who had an incumbent who had paid of the rights to distribute a single brand of calendar. In my case I was ok, due to this being an exception. In Apples case, they have a full acceptance process and they should have picked up on it if it was followed. After all, part of the 30% "cost" to the application producer is the value Apple charges their services in processing the application.
Apple can't be responsible for every app in its store
They are, in affect EVERY app on/in the App Store is an apple product.
They cant have it both ways, take a massive cut yet wash their hands of the legal issues of any Application they have approved.
Doesn't surprise me
I can't speak Chinese either
"Musk is not planning to use his new-found ability to make an actual metal exoskeletal frame to pursue baddies with"
With great power comes great responsibility!!
Someone needs to tell Musk all that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing!!
Re: Can't even sort out their own house...
About the most pertinent point made so far.
To be honest, we the English people deserve what we get. Our Parliament reflects our desire for a dumbed down version of a political system, and much like the American system, the richer and best looking candidate who implements the daily mail requests for policy will get into number 10
Re: What does plagiarism have to do with Fitness to Practice?
Breach of patient trust
Re: Struck off and die?
Its more than that.
People are also looking at the amount that a doctor can make and wondering why they feel the need to lie to make more money.
Trust is hard to gain and very very easy to loose.
Shameless greed has the power to tar the industry with a big big brush, especially when you look at all the sound bites that a lazy media can copy and paste (ironic hey?) apps iDoc fake reviews on iStore etc
Throw the greedy fuckers to the wolves
How many unique apps are there?
Because its so cheap and easy to produce an app now, we are flooded with millions of crap apps. Where there once there was type of publishing firewall made up of cost to a producer which filtered most of the crap out, now anyone can push something to an app store near them.
For example I see 30 or 40 different "wifi-booster" apps for Android, look into them and you see they are almost all carbon copy's of each other. I'm guessing these all go into the pot of "home grown American Talent" the only thing holding there rest of the world back is their poor English which turns someone off when they have a full English version doing the same thing.
That and there is a very good chance that the people who wrote this report have not got the full information on Chinese apps, which probably dwarf the yanks to the point where they don't appear on a line graph
"why are you being so petty?
I think you will find Glass is an enormous threat to Apple. What do they have coming out? A watch.
Wooooo, I once had a swatch watch with a pager built into it. Nothing much has changed since then, A small screen which does what? Integrate with my phone and a few unneeded apps (maybe)
Hell I have not worn a watch in 4-5 years, and anyone I do know that still wears them does so because they say Rolex or Tag Heuer on them not because they can do anything apart from tell the time. Good luck taking them on Apple.
The Google Glass however is NEW, its SHINY and Apple cannot even attempt to take Google on here without being laughed at for copying them, ESPECIALLY after all the mud slinging about the Glass Apple have been taking part in.
Apple should have been the ones to make the Glass and they know it. This is one of the times that their version of innovation came back to bite them in the arse.
Re: winds of change
Adsf makes a very good point here.
Everyone wants to work for the good guys, you can even pretend you are the good guys and fool yourself.
With some of the stuff being hidden here, any actual real good guys will be hard pressed to feel good about what they are doing or have any real loyalty to the administration that is pushing them to ignore any moralities they may have personally.
No - its not
Its tinny and nasty.
i've had to explain myself to the transport police after smashing some little shits phone to pieces after a 4 hour west line train journey where aforesaid little shit would not stop playing his crap music out loud so we could all hear his lack luster taste in music on repeat.
A combination of being polite to the copper vs little shits bitching and my having a sick 3 year old girl with me got me off the rap
I would do it again to the next little shit who thinks its a good idea to "share"
Much as I agree with that
If it turns out the guy you are talking about was carrying stuff viewed as "official secrets" then he is at fault and should STFU about his 9 hours and thank his lucky stars it was only that.
While the home office smashing computers is laughable, so is the newspaper using people to carry sensitive documents across borders. It shows a serious contempt for those people to use them like this.
The contents of the documents don't really matter here, the intent is to get stuff the Government doesn't was going across the boarders. If it was drugs or kiddy porn people would be calling the cops heros, arguably the Snowden stuff can have the same impact as the two previous examples, especially as it turns out hes doing more than just exposing our fucking evil hypocritical Governments spying on the people etc (giving locations of bases takes things to far)
The Guardian made a lot of noise about "hitting the poor reporters" but they were using them to break the law, in fact you could almost say they set this poor guy up just to get a story.
I see no innovation here, just an list of pre-approved ways for people to display search results from Baidu on a handset.
Rather than any innovation they are trying to reduce the amount of crap calls to themselves from idiot "programmers"
Not sure why there's the big fan fair, unless things have become so dumbed down since my day that this actually counts as some form of innovation in the world of cut-n-past html jockeys.
Maybe my day rate is rising the older I get, not because I am getting better, but because (as I suspect) with OS's designed to be run by idiots no one actually gets deep down and dirty anymore and the kids coming into the industry stand no chance of learning what used to be required.
Some basic logic and how a bit of code actually works on a computer would be a great start......
Re: What is it?
Looking at their developer page and it seems like its just access to their API allowing you to create custom searches on Baidu.
Yes I would call anything that comes out the end of this a "light app", an "incredibly fucking light app".....
Re: Not surprising
" Ask someone whose life was put at risk through the leaks"
Yawn, don't work for an organisation that kills civilians as a matter of course then you wont need to fear this sort of thing.
On the scales of generic evil, USA/UK easily balance up with any of the Women Fearing sharia toting fundamentalist groups.
Life is full of choices
@Facebook and @Google
Thats the downside of being an American company.
America may as well be a carbon copy of China in the way that they deal with the outside world
For any septics reading, on the world map, the part with the words "Here be Dragons" it is actually what we call, "the rest of the world"(tm)
With the PRISIM fun, people can no longer pretend to trust the Americans (lots of countries put up with it because of cheap cash and hand outs), the UK have also shot themselves in the foot over this with their very public (and stupid, probably illegal) slapping around of people who are close to journalists.
Its getting to the point where money no longer talks, if companies like Facebook and Google are having problems, then they will either need to follow the local laws (for once) or make way for local companies.
”Their camera function has high pixels”
Ignoring the funny English
(my translation into NK would be worse, but then again I can use Google translate and a few other websites to verify the output which would sort that out)
They are giving their people cameras?
When the numbers look bad, do one of the following
1) dont report them,
2) change them to look good
3) or change the way they are counted
What author worth his salt needs to read Hamlet? Can they (they being PROPER authors) not recite it word perfect?
N00b is all that springs to mind, and its a word of which the bard would have made much use.
Re: There goes another word...
" it's just that before Facebook, Twitter and Web 2.0"
Just how young are you?
Forums have been around for at least 20 years in one form or another.
Get out of school and learn a bit about the webs before spouting bollocks
(this is not yet trolling btw, though it could turn into it in a future post)
"The ministry hopes such decisions will be made fairly and reasonably"
Don't hold your breath
What’s the point in even pretending to have a legal system then?
All those people employed by the courts should be removed in order to save some cash, obviously they serve no purpose.
The American legal system seems to "fluid" to be workable. If the decision goes against some politicos wishes then they just reverse the judgement or if something the American Government wants to do is illegal then they just do it in a different country.
You guys just keep giving your enemys ammunition
People with "Smart TV's" already know what is "unregulated" by the fact they need to click on their internet TV viewer of choice to view it.
Whats the real reasons behind this bollocks?
Doubt sports has much impact
But their customer services does.
If it wasnt for BT really (really) screwing me over I would have never gone back to Virgin.
They are one of these companies in which customers can exist in one of two states. Either brilliant, or fucking aweful.
If you are in the latter group, then you need to talk to customer servicves or pay for techical support, neither of which will help you.
Evidence of the Bible
"The evidence of the Bible showed that the idea of dangerous man-made climate change was wrong"
If you can bring yourself to get beyond the "Random book written by evangelical zealots with their own agendas" used as evidence part of the story. He is still talk bollocks. I don't see how he can interpret that parable as showing any such thing.
Or is this just a case of the same old, l"ets say its in the holy book as no one will ever read it anyway"?
It pains me that I am still supposed to take people seriously who claim to believe in a supernatural being, do we not have education to counter this crap?
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