899 posts • joined 13 Apr 2007
Just when you thought you couldn't hate hipsters enough...
Lets beat him up with an aluminum baseball bat...
I think some people might be worried about feature creep.
Especially when there's the incentive of money involved.
"while still leading to content we think users will enjoy"
He wasn't selling it you dolt, it was a free app, he gained revenue from the in-game ads.
Surely people know about the Android app that lets you create .apk files from the apps installed on a device, so you can back them up and also install on another Android device?
THE END IS NIGH! REPENT! REPENT!
A friend whose job it is to deal daily with PCs & networks etc. in all forms has been very insistant I should upgrade my XP machines to 7 or 8, fearing that after M$ stop issuing security updates it'll be open season for the people behind the XP exploits, and that there could be mass XP infection after the life support is switched off, especially with the CryptoLocker ransomware nasties.
Is his paranoia justified?
I recall The A-Team did that once, attaching some speakers to foundations of a building and dropping flour into the ventilation shafts to simulate an earthquake to get people to leave the building.
Re: What the...
Re-creating the rubber-key Spectrum keyboard I feel is a purely nostalgic one, as most people's introduction to Sinclair computers is the rubber-key Spectrum it's an obvious choice.
I have a Spectrum+ and have to say the keyboard on that is almost worse than the rubber-key one, because the sides of the keys are vertical you have to press the keys down perfectly straight or they rub up against the surrounding keys which can make them harder to push down.
I also have a Spectrum +2 which has what I would call a 'proper' keyboard, and you can actually type each letter of the commands in BASIC rather than trying to find/remember what key combination produces what command.
ISPs with permanent filters should be re-branded as PISPs
Partial Internet Service Providers
It's a nice idea, but...
it means Google can track even more of your web browsing habits.
Leeloo Dallas Multipass
Guys over on hackaday.com are in the process of creating a rather interesting open source USB device they're dubbing the 'Mooltipass', which will act as a password wallet that can automatically enter in the password of your choosing.
Handy if you have many passwords to try and remember and want to keep them long with random characters.
I look forward to seeing the final outcome of the project.
Re: Correct way to implement this..
Unfortunately more and more things will be implimented with opt-out as the initial default setting, because it's easier to say sorry (or nothing at all) than to ask permission in the first place.
Re: I thought a fanny bag was something else
Picture this, before I learnt the American meaning of the word fanny I had watched the film "Armed and Dangerous" where Meg Ryan said:
"l must have a complete set of Carlino's fingerprints on my fanny by now."
Re: Didn't even realise Viglen still existed...
And the name sounds like some weird medical condition.
"I got a Viglen last week."
"Oh, sorry to hear that."
Hey, I have a Betamax player, and a Laserdisc player and a Nook Tablet (but not a Zune).
What are you trying to say?
Isn't that just the modern equivilant of mice running through mazes?
As in it only proves some mice are better at learning how mazes are constructed.
Re: I've so got to get me one of those
Too late :(
I've so got to get me one of those
Not because I want the tactical benefits from it, I just want to look awesome sitting on the sofa watching tv.
What the actual fuck?
With the ever rapid increasing usage / storage / transmitting / selling / leaking of people's personal data held on closed and networked computers, shouldn't the ICO be given a bigger budget to employ more people and more powers to enforce the data protection laws?
Reducing their investiagtions will only lead to more companies flying under the radar, with some actively taking advantage of the situation.
Re: Will reduce online security
I hope you're wrong, too.
A friend put his laptop online for just a short while through his phone (god knows how he figured out how to tether) just to get some printer drivers.
Cue me taking a good part of half an hour removing the half a dozen pieces of toolbar shite and other bags of shite that got installed during his attempt to simply getting a printer working because he wasn't paying attention during the installation processes (those bastards keep finding new ways to hide the 'FREE TOOLBAR' options from end users).
In a good way it means more work for those who make a living from fixing people's PCs, in a bad way it means computer hobbyists will spend more time being unpaid tech help to friends/family.
There are too many who are ignorant of the porn filter
and the consequences it brings.
I talked to a friend about this going "So you've heard about the porn filter they're putting on the internet?" to which his reply was "no", and it was difficult trying to explain to him that the filter does more than (allegedly) 'protect the children' because it sets in place a tool for the government to filter so much more.
I still don't think he understands what the filter actually represents :(
Re: Pretty nifty way to take out any site that you fancy huh?
Some people will see that as a game / challenge, see how many innocent sites they can get put on the naughty list by posting innocuous comments/links/pictures that at face value are not 'bad' but do trigger the naughty list filter.
Re: I'm just waiting for more Radio Times/FA style cockups to happen...
You mean like over the weekend just gone when Imgur.com was accidentally blocked on Sky broadband?
In the immortal words of Bender Bending Rodriguez: We're boned.
And in other Amazon news...
"Disney has decided to pull access to several purchased Christmas videos from Amazon during the holiday season, as the movie studio wants its TV-channel to have the content exclusively. Affected customers have seen their videos disappear from their online libraries, showing once again that not everything you buy is actually yours to keep."
Ahh DRM, is there no end to the misery it can cause?
Re: When I were a lad ...
I bought a couple of those Traser Glowrings some 13-15 years ago, they're still glowing but as the half-life of the tritium is 12.3 years they've lost over half their brightness.
Bought them as unique novelties and at a pub one day showed a friend them they thought they were cool but his dad was seriously not happy about me having them and wouldn't go near them.
They're now stuck either side of a lightswitch so I can always find it in the dark.
I forsee news stories of websites that should never be in the block but are there because of some little mistake or over-zealous filtering, causing their UK sourced traffic to virtually disappear in a relatively short time, and how the site owners voices are just being ignored by the 'people in charge of the filters', whoever the hell they are.
The future of UK internet access is going to be interesting, unfortunately for all the wrong reasons.
Re: VPN's anybody....?
Apparently VPNs are on the naughty list of blocked things, because they enable people to bypass the filters.
UK Government meddling.
It's going to get so bad that people will be outsourcing their internet activity to other countries (VPN).
And now they have this new fangled filter hardware in place, will they now be collecting data on what websites all users visit no matter what the filter setting is set to?
Re: Apple QuickTake 150
My first digital camera I bought about 13 years ago was a 2nd hand Olympus Camedia C-1000L (also known as D-500L), 1024x768 resolution max but it's a true DSLR with optical zoom which made composing shots real easy.
The quality of the photos was what sold me on it, I doubt you'll ever see another 1024x768 camera from as far back as 1997 produce a better quality shot than these examples: http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/D500/500PICS.HTM
Re: Big Trak
It's one of those toys I could never afford as a kid in the 80s, school friend had one and I had fun playing with that, but now I have my own original 1979 looking-like-new Big Trak & Transporter (trailer) sitting proudly on my shelves of retro electronic toys, which includes all 7 variants of the TomyTronic 3D handhelds plus the Tandy clone, lots of tabletop VFD games as well as a Simon, Mercury Maze, Rubik's Magic, a lot of Nintendo gameandwatches, over 30 wrist watch games, and more...
Incedentally, did you know they put a Big Trak on Mars? (that's my one) :)
Re: Browser toolbars?
It doesn't matter what year it is, so long as there are people who can be tricked into installing crap then there will be other people putting crap out there.
But the reality of creating such a drone that can withstand people trying to knock it out of the sky as well as avoiding trees/buildings/powerlines/people etc. just seems extremely daunting.
How long would it be until someone gets hurt or killed by such a drone?
You really wouldn't want one accidentally falling out of the sky onto a fast busy road.
Yes, digital is always better than analogue
For example, you can't buy music on vinyl anymore...
Re: Nanny state.
"I wonder how long it is before this site is added to the censor list?"
If they're censoring sites with swearwords then El Reg will be on the list from the very start, as will a multitude of sites, especially ones with comment systems that don't have strict filtering in place, and such a swearword filter setting will include major ones such as YouTube, Amazon and eBay (try searching for 'fucking').
It's going to get very silly once the filters are implimented.
Somehow 'they' know what's best for us, yet 'they' mostly live in completely different ways to the people they govern.
How far will they go with this liberty stripping?
YouTube is a place where you can call someone a cunt in the comments yet draw a bit of 'rude' ASCII art and Google doesn't like it.
What am I missing here?
Re: Where do you go to throw a brick through their window when it goes sideways?
An Apple store.
I remembered I had 0.02 bitcoin, at it's current value that's about £12, I could use that to go on one of those trolley dashes at Lidl and still have change over for a pack of gum. :D
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