668 posts • joined 13 Mar 2008
If I had invetnted the algorithms used in a currency used by the Worlds worst people. I REALLY would not want this information public.
How many people who would not give a second thourght to torturing someone for 50 quid would think he knows backdoors in the system?
A rushed implementation of the cheapest possible way to launch a website will allow those who took the data to veryify which of the accounts are actually live accounts once they get the guy inside who they used last time to give them the passwords. Massively increasing the datas value!!
Biased Westen Reporting,
At least they understand the internet and how it works, which is more than can be said for the selfserving elite governing our land.
If its not NSA Proof
Then whats the point?
And the phone is not the component thats going to be leaking information to the NSA, ergo its impossible to make a really private phone (in the States anyhow)
How the hell can the Government of the UK talk about the financial situation improoving when they make the "difficult decisions" by moving jobs to other countrys where labour is cheap?
How about they just send their bean counters into the various deparments and look into the procurment and service delivery contracts, work out which ones are more expensive than they should be and fucking jail the thiething scum who signed off on them?
I bet their costs come down by far more than the savings from a few low paid helpdesk jobs being sent to India (or whichever country with little to no human rights is the current favourite)
Re: Something doesn't add up here...
"At what point did America get taken over by people who think the state can do whatever the hell it likes to whoever the hell it likes, and make it legally enforceable."
Are you not exactly describing America there? Actually any of the Western Governements.
@Anonymous Coward 101
Screen Shot or "It didnt happen"?
Re: The crazy thing...
It’s nothing to do with saving money. It never has been.
The BBC, Local Councils, the NHS, the old transport authority’s and the Police all have something in common.
Their IT contracts are awarded to people on the basis of either personal links or straight up bribery.
This is why they pay more money for things the private industry would laugh at. From licence costs to support contracts that mean nothing. Because when they sign those cheques, people are ALLWAYS getting kickbacks somewhere along the line.
How else can you explain how people will pay 2-3 times the value of something even though its public money they are playing with (I understand the "it’s not my cash, I don’t care" aspect.)
Untill Google sort out the look of this thing, the name fits anyone stupid enough to wear one.
Aesthetics IS important, and 15 hundred quid for something a 1st yeah design studant could slap together is crap, leaving the wearer looking like an utter glasshole.
This article has decended into racism a bit faster than I expected.
While the article is about visas being rejected, the forum is about the quality of Indian labour being crap.
This is not so, but the people being hired for 2 beans and a shoe lace are what you can expect for that money.
Some of the best people I work with are based out of India, (IBM have a strong presence there) then again, I’ve hung up on a fair number from there as they are not worth wasting my time talking to.
The Xenophobia from the Spetics I find hard to take in, you country was made of foreign devils it’s makes you “you”. From the English, well we are allowed to be Xenophobic despite being possibly the most mongrel people in any country (we have French blood in in FFS)
Wheres that then?
Why? because people trust places like PC world to be more than box shifters selling overpriced outdated crap purly on a "most profit per cm"
It still pisses me off that people have been working with IT kit for around 15-20 years, but still use the arguement that its all "too complicated" and dont spend any time helping themselves by finding out what it is they are actually buying.
A second point about the post it self, this is one of the main reasons the "3 strikes and your out" ISP/Record industry thing would fail if anyone ever went to court over this.
Proove that the person being accused of illegal downloads is doing the download, not someone sitting in their car outside. You cant because the kit being used is still so shit.
Re: RE Hoover / Hoovers
Or extremely well behaved labs if you look at it differently. :)
You can identify the bad guys immediately within seconds
Presumably he would be the one with the gun?
The good guys would be the ones who would give you the chance to wait for the egg timer in your eye to disapear before shooting at you?
What a fantastic name for a star!
Radio 4 this morning
I listened to some idiot women describing a data base to me. She kept talking about how the data was "Anonymised" but, of course, it can’t all be anonymised, there is a "unique identifier (tm)" for each person which has the various “coded data linked too”!!
But it’s ok because “it’s all coded.....”
10 years ago, technobabble worked, people didn’t understand what people were talking about when they were talking about computers.
Now technobabble just shows the speakers incompetence, when I don’t understand what someone is saying about computers it is no longer because I don’t understand about computers but because the speaker is an idiot or lying.
I have worked for the NHS, and no fucking way would I give them access to my data if I could help it.
I suggest you opt out before this stuff is used against you
Outsource outsource outsource
The results are always great
The lake and garden?
Sorry Adrian 4, you have been misinformed, they are going to make way for the car park and additional turn styles
Nothing new here
As anyone who has worked for any large charitys, organisations or other areas like local government and the NHS will attest.
Small minded hitlers worried about their own little empires exist all over the place.
Logic takes a back foot and what is right and wrong is given less priority than tick boxes and ring fencing your own area of control.
Having worked for "KC"
and been in the sad postion where they brought a company I worked for, all I can say is, about time and my gaging order has not been broken either !!!
Not anononymouse as I know more about the law now than I did when they shafted me.
Actually I lied, its not all I can say, I can also say, "what goes around..." and then laugh
In Your Face Kingston Comunications!!!
its his trademark, his way of making money.
Why should he allow scotes to ride on the back of his business to make their money?
I doubt they were going to give him anything for using it.
Forgot what you think of him personally, it makes no difference whose image or name they were going to use.
Hell, why not imagine they were going to use an image of the Queen and put her name on the currency, how does the story look now?
On the other hand
Ignoring the rapper person
How seriously can you take a currency that is being created by people who would name it after a person or are childish enough to then follow on with jokes and cartoon fish?
Cash is serious business, and who the hell would risk using a currency being "run/developed" by idiots?
Re: Does SEO even work?
"Does SEO even work?"
Yes, and noticably as well. The name may be confusing, "search engine optimization". It should probably be seen more are a way to tell the search engines exactly what your site is and what parts of your site are important.
Trying to game the SE's is easy to spot, and always hurts the site in the end.
The main reason these practises are used by the bigger sites is down to idiots working in "Nue Media", generally technically challanged getting sweet talked by the "SEO Gurus" selling snake oil.
Smaller sites using black hat methods only expect to exist a few days/weeks, they dont give a toss about being booted from the index.
Re: I hate to break it to you
"This is standard practise SEO pretty much any company big or small would do"
Obviosuly you werent very good at your job. The results of what these guys did is well known and very well documented.
Anyone clamining to have anythign to do with SEO knows this extremely well.
As far as I am aware, only scammers build a network of backlinks like this for their customers.
All it takes for serious principles and scientific processes to look crap is for one dick in academia to start refererencing Tolkin
Or worse, have any of it in Elvish or klingon.
bye bye Puppy
Add speak "The puppy is here to stay."
Reality "The Puppy is gone"
Why the hell would terrorists talk about terrorist stuff in Public chat?
Would they not
user a private channel?
quild or group chat?
Im guessing there has been some sexying up of the facts here. More likely some NSA spooks asked Blizzard to give them access to the chat servers then exported any conversations when they looked interesting.
I doubt these servers keep backups for long, so I am making an assumption here that sone of the Snowdenesq realtime data capture tools would be needed,
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.
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
"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
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.
Anyone not believe that the guy was using faggot in the context he was banned for?
Then shouted loudly "I was talking bout meatballs Me Lud! Honest"
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?
When I were a kid we had actual robot turtles attached to our Acorns
And it were up hill both ways to Watford Electronics to get our ribbon cables
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"
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