2938 posts • joined 25 Mar 2008
Re: Not just the UK
USA security checks are a joke. Try getting out of N.Ireland when the IRA was active, now there was security. Polite security. Efficient security. But security with big guns nevertheless.
Not these jumped up TSA dimwits.
Peer pressure, mob rule, groupthink, circlejerk; yes, these are all a thing.
Does social media add to this or, by making it easier to access other opinions, detract from it? With all the walled gardens and filter-bubbles in effect, I am siding with "add to".
Has, what might be an interesting study, been over simplified for cheap and sensationalist journalism?
Re: So let me understand this
Exactly. A "false positive" (you'll get "false negatives" too). And this is the kind of censorship that they wish to impose on the nation.
The great-unthinking who can't work out how to install a net-nanny will assume this to be a magic solution and not take the time to educate or talk to their kids.
It's not a magic solution, it's pandering to the knuckle-dragging Sun/Mail reader and trying to score brownie points all "for the children".
They want to protect the children? Advise parents to get a clue before letting their kids play on-line.
Re: @The BigYin
"Every power-crazed dictatorship has done as much as possible to remove parents from bringing up children, and substituted the state."
The Tories are Newer-New-Labour. Who knew?
Re: Illegal market manipulation?
I'll agree with her 100%. And that is why we have these things called parents who have, by and large, done a fairly decent job of bringing the kids up thusfar.
How do I know this?
Well, you're reading my drivel aren't you?
So let me understand this
Westminster can't even install the most basic-of-basic web filters, and yet Cameron wants to censor the entire nation?
edit 1: my mistake - I missed a couple of pertinent words in my first read. The requests were blocked. Good.
So now that Cameron knows local blocks work, why not just let folks filter their own connection as they see fit? Just like people censor their movies by (intake of breath) not watching things they don't like.
edit 2: Nice of them to mention that false positives are a problem. Do they understand that they wish to impose that problem country wide? I don't think they do. Idiots.
The title is incorrect
"Scots council cops £100K fine for spaffing vulnerable kids' data ONLINE"
"Scots council tax payers cop £100K fine for spaffing vulnerable kids' data ONLINE"
Were the managers who had failed to put the policies in place (or block home-working) fired?
So nothing will change.
Re: Facial Recognition
Non-users too. All it would take is one of my Farcebook using friends to tag me a pow; there goes my privacy.
Re: Makes sense now
Give them your number.
0871 FUK U ZUK
(0871 385 8 985)
Re: Rule 1
Civil servants are immune to any censure. But "lessons will be learned" and "core competencies will be reinforced". Then a few consultants brought in at extortionate expense to rubber stamp everything and nothing will actually change.
But our MPs' friends will be much richer, so that's all right then.
Just buy the head of the IRS a nice dinner
It worked in the UK.
Surely "fraud" would be a better word.
Re: Originals were great?
Strong is the troll with this one. But powerful he is not.
Defeat him easily we shall.
"provides access to SweetLabs' own app store"
It's cute 'n all the way Windows and Windows partners are trying desperately to copy the GNU/Linux package management system; if hilarious the way they are turning it into a total clusterfuck.
"Hey kids, Win8 sucks as. Here's a fix and a store you never wanted."
Have bullion? Here's two top tips to prevent pain like this:
1) Inform your insurer and make sure it's covered; or
2) Use a feckin' bank vault! (Recommended)
Re: Not fair
"A thief (or a so-called locksmith in much of Europe) does not piss around picking a lock when it can be drilled"
This is noisy, it attracts attention (especially if the barrel is hardened against drilling). As for snapping, an anti-snap lock will leave the thief holding a useless shard of metal with the lock still firmly in the door. Bumping? Well helloooooo anti-bump locks. Yes, if you buy a £10 piece of crap then your points hold. If, however, you throw some actual wedge at an actual lock you improve your chances. And one good lock at that, not six shitty ones weakening the door and frame
When we moved house we changed the locks after a few lock-picking classes. Eye-opener. Bumping is a piece of piss on a cheap lock. If you are reading this, own property and you haven't been to lock-picking classes, go.
The goal is not to be impenetrable - the goal is to be too much bother so bastards move on.
Re: Not fair
> And yet camouflage is still used even on armoured vehicles.
Nice try, and I did chuckle.
"Security by obscurity" is more like painting your armoured vehicle luminescent yellow and then getting all upset when people can see it. And, if you were the MPAA/RIAA/BPI demanding a law be passed to make it illegal for people to look at your luminescent yellow armoured vehicle rather than fix the actual issue.
Re: Not fair
"Not really. You can easily make a "bump" key for an ordinary lock. This will enable anybody to open the lock in seconds"
Only if you buy cheap-ass, shitty locks (usually only rated for internal use). And if you have those on your front door - kiss any insurance cover goodbye.
Re: Why didn't he plug into ...
Because it is also filtered. The filtering happens at the network level.
We must protect the children from culture!
OK, that's fine then.
Paedos only rape 0.0001% of children, so that's OK too?
Terrorists only kill 0.001% of people, so is that OK?
Muggers only blight the lives of 0.01% of people, that must be fine.
Seriously NSA, you are meant to be smart. An immoral act is an immoral act, regardless of the number of people it affects.
Re: Is this still going on?
Here's a new paradigm - not making piles of cash and simply do their fucking job.
(Sorry for sweary, but I feel it is warranted)
ICANN needs to get a grip. .org, .net. com etc...these are all cool. They make (some) sense.
.co.uk, .co.us etc...also good. One is a UK company, the other a USA one. They make sense.
Of course borders change, companies move (probably to avoid tax) so locking yourself into geographic domain might be a bit short-sighted. Back to the TLDs.
.bank? Yeah, that makes good sense. Especially if they have strict rules on security, who can join etc. I am sure you can think of more.
.coke? No. .cola? No. .buttplug? Ah...no; no thanks.
The increasing number of TLDs will make it harder on users as well. Should they go to creditcard.com? creditcard.co.au? credit.card? Or my.creditcard? "creditcard" will also have to register everything to prevent domain squatters and abuse. A nice money spinner for ICANN.
ICANN - defenders of ICANN's wallet!
Also, if DMC can object to DMI wanting .delmonte; can I object to a company using my family surname as a TLD? Heck, there's a money spinner right there. Register surnames and then sell off big.yin etc. ICANN won't complain too much, more money for them!
Do I understand this?
So if you are being trolled - don't go there. That simple.
If you are seeing porn - OMG! BAN THE INTERNETS! THINK OF THE CHILDREN! Rather than, y'know, block it yourself or simply don't look at it.
Does this po-faced monkey-boy understand WTF he is talking about?
Re: @ The Big Yin - So...
It's already happened in the states IIRC. Girlfriend/Boyfriend swapped selfies (16-ish I think from memory) and BAM, all hell lets loose.
...arrest 55% of young Brits as being traffickers in Child Porn. Isn't that what Cameron wants?
Or will he legislate that phones should recognise naughty bits and refuse to take the photo? THINK OF THE CHILDREN!
...it's certainly a better role model than the usual crap flavours Barbie comes in.
Re: Surely misguided?
My connection has been going wonky too, but as I have a new router and have been having the power trip; I didn't put it down to VM
Reading that, and the various bit about perjury, there appears to be know real penalty for issuing requests excessively.
Are there any for a false DMCA request? e.g. fine or jail?
If not, there bloody well should be. Bot or not, a false request should result in the requester facing censure.
Missing the point.
The point of the RasPi is for kids to learn on and it has to be cheap enough so that if it gets broken, no big deal. Any competitor has to be as cheap (or cheaper).
Ergo, this is no competitor. This is yet another small(ish) form-factor bandwagon hopper.
I was annoyed...
...when I discovered my mobile internet service was censored. I didn't consider the site I was accessing to be "adult".
This just comes back to parents needing to take responsibility for their kids. Make the tools available. Educate people. But do not censor everyone "for the children".
Assumption: total pron ban.
Sites affected by same: Well, the obvious ones (playboy etc).
DDG, Google etc as they will have to filter results
4chan, reddit etc where some of the boards contain pornographic images.
Maybe even sites like "The Sun" can contain erotic imagery on their front page.
Seriously...Cameron is a fucking moron. He clearly does not understand the Internet.
If parents want porn (or whatever) blocked, they can learn how to do it themselves or they can pay someone to sort it out for them.
Re: What's the problem?
"I think that sentiment can easily be extended to any cloud service under [ANY] jurisdiction."
Unless, of course, you encrypt all you data prior to upload. Oh, and that personal cloud thing you run on your own VPS? You still need to encrypt.
Re: Finnish swearing
Almost. "The devil's blunt-head".
I leave you to figure out which charming word takes the place of "blunt".
Re: Hypothetically speaking
Shit happens, true. And as long as contracts have been signed, correct (i.e. vetted) procedures put in place, training given and procedures followed; if something goes wrong you simply have to shrug, call it "systemic" and try to fix the weak point.
But that's not this case is it? The NHS managers failed (no contract for a start!) and faced no comeback. Zero. None. Nada. Zip.
The model A (sans case, P&P etc) was touted at USA$25 and that is exactly what it retails at. Farnell
The model B (first on which was release) retails at USA$35. Farnell
Prices in other countries (e.g. UK) are roughly comparable. e.g the model B retail at UK$28.07 which is pretty much bang-on the money when you allow for exchange rates and tax (20%).
I don't know where you are getting USA$103 from, care to cite?
Note: Your delivery cost will be higher due to p&p, nothing the RasPi folks can do about that.
C'mon Android vendors!
Get your shit together and start integrating with Enterprise systems. MS are on the ropes, now is your time to carve up the market and ensure somethng approaching actual competition.
Re: Let me get this straight
Less wrong != Right
Re: Let me get this straight
I know it's been going on since about 1985 - but I would not have expected Obama to accelerate the intrusion and oppression of freedom.
Let me get this straight
It's "OK" for the USA to spy on everyone (even USAian) but it's not OK for China et al to do the same?
I had respect for Obama once, no more.
What can be done about these politicians (Obama, Cameron...) who have no respect for their nation, culture or people?
Re: A suggestion to all those OEMs
[Y]ou might just stimulate the wider IT market as they will [now] be free to innovate.
A suggestion to all those OEMs
Lots of people would like those ARM units. Strip them of the OS, add some extra keys to the correct UEFI database (or just disable secure boot). Flog them naked.
You won't get all your cash back, but you will stem your losses and you never know, you might just stimulate the wider IT market as they will not be free to innovate.
A fair world cup?
How about FIFA pay fair taxes to the host nation? Rather than the 0% rate FIFA demand from host nations.
Seriously. 0%. They pay athletes millions per year to punt a bag of air around, and yet are happy to deny an impoverished nation a share of their vast profits. No wonder the Brazilians are rioting. I don't blame them!
I also not the UK's total silence on this abhorrent tax avoidance by FIFA. Maybe Google and Starbucks should hire FIFA's lobbying firm?
Maybe they'll have enough engineers spare to properly test their UEFI drivers!
...the rich buy the justice they think they deserve. Nothing will be done. Cameron doesn't care (be wants the money and they're all his pals). Milliband doesn't care (same reasons). No one cares about Clegg.
Not only should the PIs be charged, those who I instructed should charged; the SOCA officers who suppressed this should be charged; the senior officers who fostered this culture should be charged; any who took bribes should be charged; and so on.
But nothing will happen bar, maybe, a few low ranking sods getting it in the neck for PR and some waffle about "lessons learned". Just like the tax and expense scandals, it'll be all about looks and nothing of substance.
We are governed by corrupt, self-serving assholes. There are no exceptions I am aware of.
...I guess they need somewhere to store all that data for the NSA.
Re: Doubling? Did I miss something? Yes you did.
£1.10 is the cost of the underground, given that it only serves some parts of the city some parts of the day (not night service and little on a Sunday), the price is fair.
FristBus hold a near monopoly on buses in Glasgow (and as the city council are bunch of gutless wasters spunking money on jumped-up sports days when no destroying the local architecture - e.g. George Square); FirstBus get away with totally eye-watering prices (and a dreadful service).
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