Re: The name is Dabbs
With Will.i.am as the villain?
213 posts • joined 30 Apr 2008
With Will.i.am as the villain?
Presumably this coincides with a new range of bullet proof vests and body armour?
mine's the one with the 9 mm steel plates...
No, I don't. Because they are still valid. My mistake -- you're right it's the paper bits that came with the plastic card that are invalid, not the original paper licences...
I only have a pink and green paper job that I got for free and have never had to pay to renew it.
You know the paper licences are not longer valid don't you? (Since last year as I recall -- discovered after a snafu trying to hire a car...) -- you might want to check, if you still drive.
"Waiting for Half life 3"
Heh, that could be some DLC for "Watching Paint Dry", for those into extreme waiting...
(9 years...any day now then...)
Default credentials makes it much easier to install and test equipment like this, especially if you've got a number of different people all needing to tweak things. If you use proper secure credentials too early you end up having to distribute them to more people than you might want to and then have to change them all when you finish, it's not worth the hassle.
Of course when you're done you still need to make sure you've setup proper credentials, but hopefully you'll have a procedure in place to make sure that gets done...
The FBI have been to a judge and got a court order for a one off piece of frigged software. I guess Apple need to protest otherwise it would look like they'd cave for anyone, but this seems to me to be how things should work.
Finally the quality of online ads is awful. Supposedly respectable organisations will accept flashing ads that say, "click on this to win a free iPad." Or ...
This. It's got to the point were clicking on an ad seems about as safe as clicking a link in an email from a Nigerian prince...
The commercial guys want the moon on a stick, our engineers (all fully qualified chartered engineers) simply don't have the budget...
You will soon have your God, and you will make it with your own hands.: Genesis 27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Hopefully, maybe, we won't fuck it up so badly.
heh, was just wondering the same ...
? You can go to any chipshop in the UK and buy sausage curry & chips, with no risk of burning the house down....
Not the wrong side of closing time you can't (big cities aside). The only people with the decency to still be open at that time are generally kebab shops...
Tanks and guitars in the 12th century just looked and felt wrong I think it was just supposed to be absurd - it was an entrance, mostly irrelevant. The significant bit (possibly) was when Missy said something about the doctor kidnapping the presidents wife and being a she - one of which was lie (not verbatim obv), maybe building up to the next re-incarnation...
I thought it was good - nothing particularly original, but nicely done all the same.
...and on a similar theme - if you do vote for someone else, don't forget to uncheck your vote for McAfee first!
If he'd invested the money in property in London that might be a valid defence...
Yeah, but this is a collective noun for security vulnerabilities; malware is something that might use or cause a vulnerability, but wouldn't be the vulnerability. It's entirely possible for the malware itself to contain vulnerabilities... then it would all gets a bit recursive.
If you're a business, the downside of blocking TOR has got to be vanishingly small compared to the (even alleged) risks of allowing it. Why would a business need to use TOR anyway?
That other monolith was much more impressive.
...he took a job with the intention of stealing any and all documents he could... [Citation needed].
...is that he's sitting in a city in Russia... He's not in Russia by choice.
Erm what's left... nothing.
He's a hero (IMO) - a proper one, not one of those namby pamby media ones.
Yeah, I think this is one of those exceptions to Hanlon's razor, where we can safely assume malice rather than incompetence.
...and within the next week or so there'll be another article about how we all use/re-use bad passwords. As if that will make any difference. I try to make an effort with passwords for any site I give my credit card/personal details to, but clearly I might as all well use "password" for all the good it'll do.
Pray tell which are those games of which you speak?
OK, here are some recent ones I rate (no particular order):
Life is Strange (interactive story)
The Talos Principle (Portal-esque puzzle game)
Niko Through the Dream (Surreal 3d puzzle game)
This war of mine (side scrolling adventure game about civilians in a war zone)
Her Story (odd video, interactive 'game' consisting of searching videoed police interviews to work out a story... better than it sounds!)
So did you! ;-)
From the linked document -
A. Pierson created copyrightable photographs and registered them with the
U.S. Copyright Office.
B. A Twitter user or users copied and displayed the Infringing Image
without license or permission from Pierson.
Obviously this is from the complaint and hasn't been proved (or whatever the correct term is) - but not looking good for Twitter.
When New Horizons whizzed past Pluto, two dishes from NASA's Deep Space Network fired a pulse of radio waves at the probe so that their refraction through Pluto's atmosphere could be collected...
Because any other method would be too easy...
"Then, using artificial intelligence, we want the robots to be able to read and record the values on the instrumentation, and to know autonomously whether they are normal or not. If there is an abnormal situation, the robot has to alert the remote operator,"
Heh, you'd think some could invent some kind of supervisory control program to do that sort of thing, maybe include a bit of data acquisition to remotely read the instruments too, that way the robots wouldn't need to wander around the plant and could lounge around in a specially designed room drinking oil all day...
That we live on top of a burning molten mass and have another one above us, yet we are still so focused on man made global warming. Because even considering these things, the temperature has gone up faster than expected, with the cause looking likely to be increased levels of CO2 for which we appear to be responsible for. In this case it's the first time this geothermal heat has been measured, so we don't have any history to spot any trends. It's all interesting, but associating it with climate change doesn't really help.
Road tax collects 25 billion. Except there's no such thing as road tax. There's vehicle tax, but that's a tax on the, er, vehicle based on its size and emissions and such. Companies that buy lorries, cars etc pay the same tax as everyone else.
More like hubris - they've been hacking everyone else but didn't make sure they (as in the US) couldn't be hacked. Though it's not like it's happened before or anything...
The article was quite careful to mention that it was about the perceived pay/gender discrepancy for mammals, rather than our reptilian overlords.
Yeah, it's almost like they need an agency that can deal with security on a national level. I'm sure they'll think of something...
To be able to fit a research station and a shark in it? Impressive.
There was an old lady who lived in a shoe - with advances in modern boot design anything's possible.
No, looks like he had a family (the man - there's not much information about the swordfish.)
Agree, I tend to turn mobile data/wifi off when I'm not using them, so SMS makes sense. Your remark about leaving copies of the messages around is a little worrying though - should we infer that some apps are programmed more competently?
...at least you didn't put the game on a pedal stool.
We did overthrow the monarchy, then it all went to crap so we got them back. Basically you can't win.
best expressed as 1000114955.742 Linguine.
or approximately 1 Giga Linguine
Upvoted to mislead the pollsters.
The Tories have a track record of changing the law
Just for balance, Labour were just as bad (remember the double jeopardy law they changed so they could re-try the suspected Lawrence murderers). It was also Labour who introduced most of the surveillance legislation in the first place.
Broken electoral system or not (and I tend to agree) I reckon this would have happened if Labour had won.
IMO the problem isn't that our data is harvested for advertising and data mining (as mentioned, this is apparently acceptable, because free stuff), the problem is that we don't trust the people doing it (i.e. OUR government) not to come back and screw us over in the future (and based on past events, quite rightly too). The obvious solution is to have some kind of maximum period of data retention - say 6 months - after which it becomes inadmissible in a court of law/anywhere (without an explicit warrant) for any purpose whatsoever. IANAL so this would need bullet proofing, but you get the gist.
I had a comment backing Girkath's comment up; but you're right, that was a bad comment. I think he meant it as a joke (and that was my original point) but no, I think you have to draw a line.
Why use an Intel NUC?
I was wondering that too, then i noticed the large "The Register Willowra Expedition - in association with INTEL" advert just to the right...
WE ARE NOT EMPHATICALLY NOT AMERICANS
The SHOUTY double negative suggests that you are...
...as an aside does anyone use a 10^12 "billion"? I'm pretty sure I've never come across it - I've heard of it but never seen it used - it's always 10^9
Usually Dabsy does humour
Yeah? must've missed that week...
...due to the nature of digital content, in that it is made available immediately and cannot be returned... Eh? isn't the point of all that fancy DRM that it's licensed only for use by the account holder and only if he has an online connection to validate it? Can they not just unlicense/disable his copy of the game and let him play the stuff he's licensed for? I dislike DRM as much as the next person who finds it a minor inconvenience when the internet connection is down, but in this case surely it could be made to work in the customer's favour? Ah, no wait, silly me...
After the revolution of course.
...but only briefly before they start again.