1867 posts • joined 4 May 2008
Re: So the T&Cs of Apples web site
@Steve : Yes I agree that they should not be allowed to make money from Apples data.
@Test Man : I don't understand how "scraping " would change the slighest thing for Apple, Scraping requires nothing more than performing normal requests to a web page, this is not a DOS scenario. It's not like they would have been doing 10000 requests per second. A 100 requests per day maybe...which is derisory at most.
Re: So the T&Cs of Apples web site
Steve, this is data available on public websites, all they did was aggregate the information...
It's not hacking, cracking or theft. I honestly can't think of a worse place to display "compartementalised" data than on the WWW....
Re: Cold Frenzy
All part of the trials and tribulations that an Aficionado must endure...
By allowing the consumers to know where devices are available the "frenzy" is reduced to nothing more than a bus ride....
Some alternatives that might let him win a darwinian award.
I have always considered personal plates as being in the same line as Go Faster Stripes, or furry dice....
Words from a prophet
And so continueth the endless cycle of consumerism.....amen..
I couldn't agree more. I worked in the private jet industry for several years and our clients used their jets as a means of arriving fresh for meeting, they would "sleep" in their aircraft..........
Business is done on the ground between two people, face to face......... not in public.....
Doing "business" in public is more about being seen to do business rather than actually doing business.
Public decency please
It is not legal, nor very polite, to piss, shit or spit in public places because it really does annoy a lot of people. Everyone I know adheres to this principal.
I consider that someone yapping on telephone is extremely annoying and I am convinced that the majority feel the same. Why are there therefore still so many fuckwits that can't or refuse to understand that is a fucking pain for anyone that doesn't want to hear it.
Then we are going to give people the right to do that in a damned aircraft..........
I can see the next stage though, Optional, but expensive, Phone Free zone seats...... Easyjet must be preparing their website as we speak.
Re: Golden Rule
>Very familiar, but what one has to try to do is to make those co-workers and bosses, who stand behind the person who has to enter a password, to voluntarily turn their head.
Normally I would make the situation into something funny. If I am at my desk or someone elses for that matter and I need to enter an admin account/password I will ask anyone watching if they are an "undercover agent" trying to get a hold of my password by watching my fingers, always in a light hearted tone. I can't think of many/any occasions where they didn't realise what they were doing and immediately look away.
All new employees in my office are given the same boring speech.
It doesn't matter who asks, never ever give your password to someone else, not me, not your immediate boss and definately do a "friend". Yes I have the means to change your password but no I do not have the means of knowing your current password ( Except when I look over your shoulder and follow your fingers - corporate policy makes this a little difficult though - 9 chars min, 3 different types). If you give your password to someone else then you accept all reponsability for any and all of the resulting consequences.
Giving your password to someone else is like putting your finger on the trigger of a loaded gun.
Re: Shocking - up-to-date software avoids the problem
>If you are running critical production devices on Win XP or Win Server 2003,
That would be about 60% ( probably more) of current megacorps then.
Some missing elements
They failed to mention that a bearded youth wearing a tshirt, with a evil faced green robot printed on the back, had been seen running from the shop just minutes earlier; holding some lighter fuel and a box of matches.....
Why not add a little bit of nipple too.........( fnaar fnaar)
Depending on ones cultural background I presume that the image would be acceptable in Japan but unacceptable in Britain. Theresa May would have it classifed as Porn/PaedoBearImagery.
(Pun coming up) : Just how does one draw the line between the two ?
How do you ring a well ?
>but left the traditional ringing of the stock exchange well.
I couldn't see any "corrections" link, so said he taking on the roll of grammar nazi.
Re: "How the fuck do these people sleep at night...."
>Otherwise caring and nurturing Nurses / Doctors were known to smother / overdose patients that were deemed unworthy.....
The question forebades: What was a worthy patient ?
How do the NSA manage to hide the resources ( hardware + flesh) that are required to stock all of this information? This must take huge amounts of processing power, they must have their own seperate power grid.
I can't even begin to imagine the storage + indexing facilites that would be necessary in order capture Googles data, Providers data, Telco data, World VIPs data (ok the last one is small). There must be literally thousands of people working in these facilities. The NSA make the stazi look like absolute amateurs.
How the fuck do these people sleep at night....
Re: Before anybody suggests it is confined to the US ...
Isn't Jeremy Kyle a spinofff form the Jerry Springer kind of shows..
Re: Before anybody suggests it is confined to the US ...
Yes, and as we all know, America produces more trash per capita than anywhere else in the world.
Ever increasing standards
How do you increase the intellegence of the average American familly ?
Buy them a dog.
If God exists then why would he bother with something as universally insignificant as mankind.
Re: Choices choices choices
Just read a quick track record report of Elop on ZDnet, effectively things could get worse than Ballmer...
Choices choices choices
As long as Balmer is out then can it really get any worse anyway ?
I can't judge Balmers business acumen but his presence was unbearable, he was a lousy figurehead for such a large company.
I don't think that it is so important who takes the lead as long as that person listens to his "paying" public a little more than the last guy did.
Re: "rather terrible advert"
Is there really something called an "LG Bender".... that's not going to go down ( pun intended) very well with the PC crowd.
I don't know the bible so had to do a bit of googling for the biblical reference, it's very appropriate...
Here is the passage
"Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?"
Does the guy on the far right also eat babies ?
Paris ------------->>>>>>>> He must be in the opposite club
To take it slighlty one step further, it would be even more credible if two(or more) seperate , independant and unknown to each other, teams should be given the task.
Each of the teams could then analyse and compare the results of the others eventually creating an aggregated result.
Then releasing the test scenarios in order that the greater public can attempt to reproduce the results and make their own decisions..
Re: That's why we need a common hardware platform
"A common hardware platform" is the Cyanogenetic approach; business couldn't care less.
Cyanogenetic ; Adjective : FUD free .
Before it will be used for medical purposes, it would be normal to presume that the military will get their hands on it first.
The utopic world that you describe often takes second place to that of the worlds super powers "needs"...
Give one of these things a virtual sentient weight to all of it's actions and suddenly it becomes a frightening adversary.
You mean that real life is just as boring and repetetive ?
I suppose that they at least would be capable of adding a touch of realism to the mod packs for COD etc.... Nothing like first hand experience...
I am kinda judging that that is not a very positive thing then......
I know it's not the same for everyone but my console hides under my desk, the only time I ever see it is when I insert a DVD/Game.
If the console looks like shit but plays superb, then I really don't care what it look like. I think my PS3 slim looks kinda crap too. There will have to be damned good content though and not just another subset of what we already have on the market. We really don't need any more Halo, Gears of War or COD franchises....
Kudos to steam for what they are attempting.
Re: This is disturbing
Since English is in general of French or German origin :
Fagot : Un fagot est un faisceau de petit bois, de branchages. Translated it becomes "a bunch or bundle of small sticks."
It is difficult to know the etyomology of the American adaptation.. Was it maybe to suggest - "a group ( bundle) of men having small penis(sticks)" ?
By the way I notice that there are two spellings Faggot and Fagot......What are the correct spellings for the English food and the American slander term ?
Reminds me of my Mother In Laws "Croute aux champignons"
Chanterelles ( Cantharellus in English)
Bolet ( Commonly known as Cepes in France)
Morilles ( Which I think are known as morels in English)
Cream, White wine, butter, flour, salt and pepper.
It is normally eaten alone or on toast as a starter and it is simply delicious....
For secure communication we use OpenPGP encrypted mail, is there any current reason to think that it is no longer safe ?
British Silk Road
Can we safely presume that a new improved version of Silk Road will be opening up in the very near future ?
As much as I like the idea that Bitcoins remove the banks from the equation, I also understand that it quickly becomes a parallel system for anything illegal.
Legal theft continues to use the traditional banking systems. ( Greenspans, Madoffs, Wall street etc)
Illegal activity uses Bitcoin.( Mafia, Drug dealers, arms dealers etc)
Can't we just have a system for the common man, who is involved in neither of these activities....please...
Technological advance, psychology and change ?
I absolutely loved Alone in the Dark, it had everything that made a great game great for the period.
Recently I have just finished The Last of Us which also had everything that makes a great game great.
There is a HUGE difference between them technologically, in terms of graphics, physics engines, sound quality, fluidity etc. BUT both of have/had the "wow" factor.
If I replayed AITD today I would probably find it dull, maybe even a little cheesy and yet at the time it was great.
So what is it exactly that changes, what happens in the mind, that yesterday I found AITD completely immersive and yet today I no longer do ?
I presume that same will happen with TLOU if I were to replay it in 10 years’ time..
Re: Strange Logic
What you fail to understand is that killing animals that are already endangered it not going to increase the odds of their survival.
I presented an alternative idea to killing the black rhino and you come back spouting some nonsense about being an "armchair critic". ..... What exactly was your suggestion/solution to the problem - criticising on an El Reg forum..
Learn to heed your own advice before giving it out to others..
If his sperm count is still valid then he will remain usefull...The torro no longer has to be in the same field....
Re: Strange Logic
Jaun Carlos indeed has a very poor track record with hunting/guns/killing. I just read that he actually killed his own brother in a shooting accident and also some other strange story about hunting drunk bears....
And apparently the Elephant kills can also be bought at auction......
Killing the rhino is not the only choice, so no, it doesn't make sense. Conservation would keep the animal alive but well away from the others.
The rich b*****d could simply help fund without the kill and use some of the money to take that Black Rhino and put it somewhere else, away from the others and out of harms way. it's not like the national parcs have a lack of space.......
This appears to be a pathetic excuse for a rich man to go hunting endagered species. What's the betting that he keeps the head/horn as a trophy....
There are times where hunting can be justified but this is not one of them.
I don't understand this either, you are accepting customers money but are obviously not providing the service.
A 1 hour SLA is usually a very expensive contract and it requries dedicated staff. it sounds as if you are not being entirely honest with your clients.
In my book, anyone that uses a phone/device in a meeting is saying " I am more important than you or your meeting and I have more important things to attend to". OK, in that case don't ever expect anything but my most minimal attention during your meetings.
Worse than the phone though, is the bastards that turn up late.........that really gets on my nerves and I become very vocal about the issue.....
I just realised that no-one has yet mention the word "luser" , Mr Travaglia will not be amused....
If you want to provide a good service for the "Clients" of the IT system the solution is quite simple.
Put yourself into their position: Sit behind their desk, learn a little of the "chore" that they have to perform and understand how you as an IT Professional can help alleviate the burden. Solving their problems might cause some new problems for you but it is usually short term.
In IT, I feel that we are lucky to have interesting jobs, for the most part.... Personally I would hate to be sat in front of a computer doing accounting, or working in the claims dept. etc... So if we can make their life’s easier, it also undoubtedly will make our lives easier..
Re: Back in the day
Worse, they will simply remove the 4th amendment..
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- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great