Re: Password guessing, ping of death, and fake phone calls counts as 'Hacking' these days?
They're too old for hacking.
154 posts • joined 14 Apr 2008
They're too old for hacking.
it's too late."
- James Goldsmith
Thumbs up for the post; thumbs down for the BBC.
If ad blocking software is being discussed on Radio 4 then is it now 'mainstream'?
'The End of Free'
And I thought I was the only Ameol user in the village...
AVG used to be 'the one' but they lost that crown long ago and is more of a liability than anything else these days. Always worth keeping an eye on av-test.org and av-comparatives.org.
No, they just tried to install their bloatware on their own machines.
Sorry, all the five-year olds will be employed designing a proper system.
It's at this point I was expecting some Real Reg Analysis (TM), not a paywalled link to elsewhere.
No chance of IoT thingies talking to each other if they can't understand the local dialect.
"Gideot" more like.
I've got so used to using this that when I needed to turn it off I was blinded by the shock of blue light! I wish it would work with a light sensor rather than taking a 'best guess' approach with no regard to the actual physical environment.
Perhaps that should be Dearth by Sway.
Those who have to deal with HMRC, amongst others.
In 'British English' (English-speaking countries), a billion has been a thousand million (short scale) for a long time. The long scale (million million) is still in use on the continent.
On a semi-related note, I see that GSK is a supporter of the AllTrials campaign (http://www.alltrials.net/) which calls for all clinical trials (past and present) to be registered and their results reported. Whether they are just playing lip service or not, we'll just have to see.
"Cider is pretty cool these days, let's lever our fruity heritage to produce an insanely great vintage."
"When I was toking on El Reg's Bong, it all went white."
Amazing what you can do if you think before you act.
and the launch of the iClunker.
Asia Pacific Japan
Actually, we had slightly different results after being immersed in a VR session. Back in the real world, people would then walk into doors because they expected them to slide open automatically and having to remember to move your legs if you wanted to go anywhere instead of pointing. This usually resulted in a lot of wobbling around and tripping over your own feet after 20 minutes standing still. Not to mention neck ache. Lots of fun though.
A BBC Micro I can afford.
full of Android landfill?
"What can Box, Square, or any other such company, do to differentiate themselves in a commodity market?"
... without the need for the rest of the article, which adds nothing.
That's why we need your data - so we can sell you some DIFFERENTLY USELESS DICKWIPES.
Virgin Media keep saying that I will get a doubling of my broadband speed but the date keeps changing to the extend that it is now a year since they first announced it was 'coming soon'.
Not that I want to stay with them after their take-over by Liberty Global (and previous fattening up) has seen a big rise in the price they charge me.
Sounds like a rather painful salesdroid 'experience'.
It's that it can be done again by even more people, at home (or wherever) on their own and not part of some team in a huge chaebol.
It's the proliferation, availabiltiy and low cost of off the shelf components that's cool. Add to that the (relative) ease of producing apps (back to bedroom programmers) and this should be seen as creative, exciting and fun. Yes, there will be plenty of fart app but some people can shit diamonds.
Outrageously overpriced - but asking 10p per play would see me happily coughing up even more!
Same here, nothing for radio or video from about 7pm (at least that's when I noticed it). Then it came back a few hours later but stopped again sometime during the night. This is Win7 btw, I was so hoping I could blame it on Virgin Media but everything else was fine.
Seems we've reached the end of 'facial innovation' too:
'Peak Beard' is this the end for the facial hair?
I was laughing at the first one.
Is this demand for .NET and Java going to make it even more difficult to retrain people with these skills to look after all the big tin out there (as suggested by the article below)? Or will that retraining (eventually) lead to even better remuneration? Just curious.
'Retiring greybeards force firms to retrain Java, .NET bods as mainframe sysadmins'
The Dreamcast was an awesome machine launched by a company so crippled by the failure of the Saturn (an overpriced 2D machine released at a time the world was going 3D) that it no longer had the financial or marketing clout to fully support the console. There wasn't much optimism even while the SDK was still being developed and the 'Dreamcast is Coming' teasers just baffled everyone.
"Hoover" was genericised to mean any type (or brand) of vacuum cleaner a long time ago. The (correct) expression the author was looking for was... "hoovers".
Why isn't everyone writing their own Farty Bird app?
Sad about Opera too but vivaldi.net could be just the thing I'm looking for to escape the other usual suspects.
No Captain Cyborg? Still malfunctioning all over Reading...
Perhaps they should abandon software and hardware altogether and invest in pulp mills and wellies. Might have to have square toes though.
Still, plenty of takers down here in Somerset.
They must think the only reason a sale is abandoned it because they didn't pester you enough so this lets them (physically) beat you into submission until you will buy anything to leave you alone.
I abandon sales for many reasons (never to return) one of which is only by getting to the till am I able to see the full range of additional charges they wish to gouge me with.
The Quartz article suggests a valuation of "more than $1 billion" in 2012. Other sources value the company at $2 billion as of December 2013.
Competition actually spotted in the wild? It's been so long...
I particularly like this paragraph:
In the same way, our proposal strengthens the security of the citizens, both in their role as legitimate owners of information managed by the state [my emphasis], and in their role as consumers. In this second case, by allowing the growth of a widespread availability of free software not containing *spy code* able to put at risk privacy and individual freedoms.
So here we are, over a decade later, reaping the rewards of not thinking along similar lines.
Still sounds a bit fishy to me.
It will be raining pink slips whoever gets the job.
Especially any self-immolating ones - won't be roasting my chestnuts near one though.
And turned into an Ice Cream Sandwich maker:
A great phrase from an old work colleague (about his own code).
Obviously, the solution is to not test/use it - works perfectly!