1664 posts • joined 4 May 2008
Re: To be fair, if they're going to legislate on something, they should know something about it
Better brace yourself for a forced entry
What , forced entry, pre-trial , is that to prepare you for your first day in prison.
Re: Méthode Champenoise
It depends on who you speak to.
In generale though, Blanc de Blancs is produced in the Champagne region. Blanc des blancs is a "champagne", that it to say that it is made in the Champagne region but it is made exclusively from Chardonnay grapes. ( no black grapes involved in the process).
The terme Méthode Champenoise would therefore probably be more correct than Méthode Traditionelle.
Re: Méthode Champenoise
I think that the correct name depends on exactly in which region the fabrication takes place.
La méthode champenoise is the term used when in the "région AOC Champagne".
La méthode traditionnelle is the term used for all the others ; Cremant, Bugey, Blanc de blancs etc....
Isn't that colour also a little similar to urine, it could therefore be known as the Urinal Phone.
Une douche dorée pour Apple, viva l'ondinisme.
Soemthing which I consider extremely import is the tactility of a keyboard. Keys that have no depth of travel, are too hard, too soft etc soon lose their desirability.
I understand these things from a portability point of view but from a practical, ergonomic point of view it changes the ball game. Latops are good but heavy/large....... Tablets are OK but it is difficult to do real work for any lenght of time.
Maybe what we need is an inflatable PC.....
I'm not a Mac owner or user so I don't have access to a Mac and I have no familiarity with coding/decoding tools but that debugger looks quite nice. In my time, oh so many years ago, I used Softice, which undoubtedly some of you know.
That's the first time that I have seen any reverse engineering for quite some years and it beings back some nice memories. All nighters trying to determine where program logic could be "modified" ever so slightly for a variety of reasons ;-) ;-) ;-)
Re: What exactly does it do?
I don't understand this either, this bracelet only generates One Password for everthing or does it generate different passwords for different programs. How is the username catered for , or multiple accounts , or password changes, or forgotten passwords, or hacked passwords etc....
Re: Moores law is in abeyance.
Agreed, I found the benefit of SSDs to make a huge difference in comparison to a processeur upgrade.
I would like the native Sata 6 Gbps and USB3 support though. ( Shame my Wifi can't be upgraded to match these kind of speeds though)...
Re: re. energy drinks
I am not sure they wom-bat an eyelid.
Re: Fix the email first
I'd say that the first mistake was keeping all your emails stored in the manner and I wouldn't expect my telephone to be capable of dealing with multi nested folders of anything. ( 2 or 3 levels is fine anything more becomes a pain in the arse because of the scrolling and selecting that is required). There comes a time when the nesting becomes so deep that it becomes difficult to extract anything easilly anyway.
I would say that you are trying to use the wrong tool to accomplish the task.
Re: Sell through via Europe
Let me slightly correct that for you
Then again, they probably think copyright in the US is universal copyright, in the same way US law is universal law.
Re: Porn movies have sound and dialogue....?
I am not sure thar the term "dialogue" is actually appropriate. "Collaborative grunting" might be more precise..
Queen Victoria must be rocking and a rolling to the sound of Rule Britania.
It's ironic really because there appears to be a fair bit of Brit produced porn on the web these days. The porn industry is a generator of big bucks, therefore tax dollars, Cameron is cutting his throat to spite his face.
What's the betting that TOR client usage will increase in Britain within the coming months/years.
You can smoke until your lungs collapse, drink until your liver fails but you can't have a wank........Gotta love the British laws.
Re: U.S. specification DoD 5220.22-M
If there's still an intact graphic card then the data might still be on there!
I presume that only data that had been displayed on the screen would still be on the video card..... unless it had one of those imaginative and mysterious prefetch queues.... where it might have been slurping data on the side......whilst the user was waiting for the screen to refresh......during a Wikileaks session.....
Some Apples and some Oranges
•We have Bing, Microsoft's search engine, going up against Google's own search tech.
OK, 1 Point goes to Google for a far better product.
•We have Azure going up against the Google cloud.
Can't comment, don't use either
•We have Microsoft's SkyDrive product going up against Google's cloud storage.
Skydrive is more in competition with Dropbox than it is with Google. ( no points given out)
•We have the Windows family of operating systems – PCs, notebooks, tablets and mobile phones – going up against Google's Android device software.
Completely different markets, I can't do with Android what i can do with MS OS's. Google do not have a desktop operating systems. ( at least not one that we can use in the office).
1 Point to MS.
•We have the Internet Explorer browser going up against Chrome.
Neither side wins. The browser market doesn't bring new users; they are merely entry points into other products/usages.
•We have Microsoft Office going up against Google Docs, etc.
No comparison - MS wins hands done...
Yesterday's purchase adds two new weapons.
•Microsoft's Nokia Lumia phones, which will now be pitted against Google's Motorola units.
Google don't need to build their own phone, others do it for them.
1 Point to Google.
•Microsoft is licensing Nokia's really decent mobile mapping services, which will be competition for Google maps.
Fail again for MS, late to market and expensive. Googl's mapping products are mature, free (relatively) and omni-available.
Google = 3 points.
MS = 2 points.
MS are trying to hard to expand into markets which are too difficult for them to master.
In a sense Google provides what we want, MS provides what we need. 2 very different approaches which are extremely difficult to compare.
Winning is just an ephemeral side-effect of being temporarily successful.
I can only preume that Google have already managed to determine an appropriate market strategy which would give me them even more dominance, over and above their existing status, hence their request.
I give a huge thumbs up to the ICANN for refusing to kowtow to Google.
Google - They are like a semi rotten fruit, the first bite seems fine but subsequent bites really start to leave a bad aftertaste.
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Can someone please define "technological protection measures", does that mean, obfuscated, distributed, slightly encrypted, encrypted and salted, encrypted using NSA algorithm, only 10 admins know the private key, outsoucred to a third party "secure" data provider, helpd within the a US data center. etc etc .
It would be very easy for the Telco to state that "technological protection measures" were applied and as such they will never be in the position to have to divulge anything to the general public.
Should we presume that this same law will also be applied to all Government affiliated agencies in teh near future ?
Re: Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden should be ...
There seem to be quite a few missing steps here;
Bringing proof to the table makes a lot of difference; we are no longer in speculative mode
* This makes for embarrassing situations for candidates/senators etc. Therefore they will begin to think twice about the outcome, votes become scarcer therefore funding becomes scarcer.
* All the bad publicity has to be undone, this takes time and money.
* Overseas clients become reluctant about dealing with the US ( I had an example at work today where a future client asked if any of their data would be stored in the USA, the client mentioned that he would not accept our offer if it been ( we are a large international company so his question was valid). Again this has the potential of costing real money for the Americans.
* People lose faith; again this has to be built back up again, yet more money.
* Barack Obama now looks like a fool, the next president will have to be twice as careful, this takes time and time is money.....
And so the list goes on, at every step, money quickly becomes a limiting factor, lose trade or international trust is a major faux pas, new deals have to be struck , Equipment has to be changed etc etc etc .
All of this in its own way helps slow down the machine.... America might like to believe that it can do what it wants but unfortunately for them it doesn't quite work that way, karma is a bastard when it come knocking.
As far as Bashar Al Assad is concerned, he probably couldn't give a f**k. He is going to get invaded one way or other by the Saudis or the UN.... He has known he is going to get shafted for quite some time....
Re: Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden should be ...
They have temporarily slowed down the American Big Brother invasion. They have brought to light, with proof, of the virus that is known as Prism.
Which is far more than Barack Obama has ever done. Barack should have won the Nobel prise for being a "Weasel" .
Re: In response to "A" Key Removal..
If the NSA saw someone overcoming the lack of the 'a" key problem then they would probably take the next step up and remove the mouse so that the user could not click on the "Ok" button.
BYOD - A dead end street
If the company accepts that I use my own personal device for doing company work I wonder if the beancounters would also agree that I use my personal bank account to store companies profit ?
I also wonder who is sponsoring El Regs to constantly push BYOD......
Did anyone else misread that title as being "Now your iPhone apps can be FART losers.".
For a minute there I thought the fanbois were going to lose their eponymous Apple Fart Apps.
Re: Selfie, Girl Crush, Twerk
But let's be fair, the average UKer's grasp of English is little more than a drunken grunting these days.
Effectively, certain cities almost require a full time translator.....London EastEnders, Geordies, Brummies, the Scots ( and I am a Scot) and that's before they have a drink in them.....
Re: Selfie, Girl Crush, Twerk
Just turn on CNN/MSNBC/FOX, or any other talk or reality show from North America and these words cover 90% of the topics and vocabulary. Your statement should include the phrase "..over the mental age of 11.."
The Americans are excused, they don't speak English anyway, they speak "Ameracun" or "mericun" which is more of an "effort at vocalisation" than a full blown spoken language.....
Selfie, Girl Crush, Twerk
Selfie, Girl Crush, Twerk : Are anyone of these "words" used by anyone over the age of 11 ?
I would have thought that Selfie was a synonym for masturbation....
I must be getting old, i don't know anyone of the words that were listed. I don't do Facebook , Twitter or post teenage photos of myself on the web either, so maybe it is normal that I do not know them....
The OED must be struggling for something to do..
The word Anonymity has never meant so much since Tor exists.
There is a darker side to the DeepWeb but it has always existed on the normal web as well, it was just a case of knowing where to look.
But the Tor is also useful for browsing other subjects which can be taken out of context and used against you. Ask anyone that has an interest in firearms, explosives, spy gadgets, cannabis, ( the list can go on for a long time) if they feel safe browsing the normal web nowadays. ( OK explosives is a bit overboard but from a technical point of view a very interesting subject)
I don't want or need Google et al recording everything that I am doing online, even if I am simply surfing for games or guitars: that is my business and I would like to keep it that way.
It's no longer about wearing tinfoil hats through choice, it has almost become a necessity.
Re: Useful Targeted Attack?
Stopping drug dealers, snitches or lookouts from informing their colleagues as a bust goes down.
Stopping kids/students/adults from cheating during exams etc.
Stopping employees from spending their day talking to their kids, familly, friends or lovers during woking hours.
Re: Shame its' not very portable
At first I thought you were joking but after a little searching I can see that they really do exist albeit for slightly more expensive, around the 70€ mark for the smaller ones..
Very, very tempting....
If I have understood correctly using a cell phone on public transport in Japan is very much frowned upon, I don't see why we can't have the same over here in Europe. If I play my music too loud my neighbours can call the cops on me for disturbing the peace. Why do the same rules not apply on a train or a bus when the idiot next to you is yammering away to his girlfriend about something that someone once wrote of Farcebook.......
Shame its' not very portable
I would love to have one of these for my tram journey to and from work, it would be peace perfect peace.
Re: Yeah, it's surprising...
"I realize that roaming is a bit profit source for them but I would have assumed one of them would have "broken ranks" years ago."
What is commonly known as "price fixing" an area in which the telecoms operators are kings of the jungle.... Three have taken the leap , let's pray the others are forced to follow.
Blighty takes the lead - for once
I just pray that Orange, SFR or one of the other French operators starts to offer the same thing. I live and work on the French/Swiss border and I have to carry 2 phones because of the ridiculous roaming charges. ( I an pretty much garaunteed that Swiss Telecom or Orange.ch will definately not follow suit)
I can be in my apartment in France but my damned telephone connects to the Swiss network ( to the same damned operator - Orange). It can be a real pain the arse and costly when I forget to check which network I am on..
( Data roaming is switched off on both phones otherwise my salary would go directly to the operators - bastards)
Roaming for me is a simple as going for a jog round my neighbouhood and the phone switches several times between the French and the Swiss operators. So it's not usefull just for those that go on holiday.
What a title
iPhones and Golden Showers..............fitting really............
One question to rule them
There is only one question that most people want answered, I wont say it though because to many El Commentards get all upset.
Does it or does it not ...........................
Alternatives exist - what's the problem
No one is forced to use Waze, there are alternatives, some are free and some are not.
Also 50 Million is actually quite a small segment of the market, waze has no monopoly and even the product itself is in a niche market.
I do not know about anyone else but I personally use Waze for the Radar information, for which I can no longer "legally" use any of the alternatives on the market. ( French law sucks on this point).
I am sure that if someone had a better product, for the same price, then I would use it but at the moment there isn't. I have also have paid for mapping/routing software but it does not supply the radar alerts so I use Waze.....
Besides the Radar part the rest of the program is a bit "childish" and I have difficulty seeing how they are creating any kind of monopoly.
Re: Move out?
You obviously don't know read much in the news about Switzerland. There are probably more top level criminals, or at least their monies, here than anywhere else in the world.
Switzerland is absolutely amazing at "marketing" its own image, what goes on behind the scenes is a whole other ball game.
Re: "El Zuck should calm down a little"
He is/was also excited about the idea of providing an internet coneciton to the worlds starving populations....
@Mitch I am sure that you meant "Dodgy" or was the doggy a little lapsus révélateur......
I admit to trolling a little but at the same time El Zuck should calm down a little. Facebook is not a platform capable of doing everything and anything, which apparently he would like it to do.
I was morever making a jibe at the "in ways that we're not even thinking of" remark... It is one of the most egotistical and false remarks that can be made by anyone.
Obviously the CP remark was going rile up someone.... such is the way with the web these days.....
"really excited for launch because we think people will use [shared albums] in ways that we're not even thinking of".
If someone post CP, will Zuckerberg be held reponsable ?
Bad bosses adn failures
A bad boss will always be remembered for his failures. Vista, W8, WP etc...
Most people will very likely forget though, that Windows 7, Server 2008 also falls under Ballmers reign. Both of these are excellent products.
Re: Battery life
I can confirm as the OP my remark was for 5000 on a single charge.
Hell, we can send spacecraft to Mars and fly to Australia non-stop but a car always seems limited to approx 650 Miles ( 1000Kms) for a relatively modern low consumption model. ( I knowe that there are other constraints and factors but common I am sure that they know how to greatly improve consumption already, it's just that they haven't completed the financial model).)
I love the idea of electric cars, I hate the idea of them being very, very expensive although I know that this is not Musks' own fault... If I buy a car which keeps my tied down to the provider of Electric or Fossil fuel I will never attain the freedom that "transport" pretentiously offers.
I would be nice if he could invent a battery that lasted for 5000 miles and a car that cost no more than 5000 dollars ( without the options )..
Re: Explanation for the explosion
The next Guy Fawkes night really could be one to remember then. ( 1/2 dozen butane filled aerosls and the night goes boom, literally)
Explanation for the explosion
One single aerosol can was able to create this much damage !!!! Can anyone explain if this really is possible.
I remember as a kid throwing aersols onto bonfires ( don't try this at home folks) there were little explosions but certainly nothing that could blow a door off its hinges.
Re: This is a different kind of war
Cyberwarfare is not only about being able to destroy networks, it is also about being able to use the networks to your advantage.
Twiiter and Facebook were/are extremely powerfull tools used during the ArabSpring.
Knocking out WallStreet, DNS servers, the Banking Networks ( backbones) all create minor but very rapid disurbances. We've seen quite a bit of these recently.
Hacking ; The capacity to feed false information or modify existing information can be an extremely powerfull tool. Knocking our or modifiying distribution chains or networks, modifiying transport lines.
If you deploy a few of these ideas from a yet unknown botnet you have the power to create minor havoc. One element on it's own is never a problem but the accumulation of several can really have an impact.
This is a different kind of war
Until recently only countries, nations or religious leaders had the power to create wars. Today network experts are just as capable, it really does change a lot of about histroy will be written.
The enemy can now be thousands of kms away or even in your own back yard. He is unknown, even "Anonymous", he could be 17 years old, alone or in a team. He could be the government or a poor individual with a grudge.
And he doens't even own a gun, spear, catapult or even a stone.......but he sure does know how to use a keyboard.....
The times they are a changing......
The Brand Name (vocalisation)
There is something about the name "Huawei" that just immediately puts me of buying their kit.
Sony, Apple, Microsoft, Google, Samsung, Bang and Olufsen, those names sound OK but "Huawei" just doesn't cut the cheese.
Bill Gates to his mother
Quick , ma, come quick. That nasty boy from microsoft is throwing stones and he's breaking all the Windows.......
Re: Why is my prime meridian wobbling?
Effectively, after a quick Wikipedia search, these 2 articles state the approxiamate dates for believing that the earth was flat.Flat Earth and Myth of the Flat Earth, it was actually a very long time ago, pre 300 BC when "educated" men began to accept the spherical version.
- Vid Hubble 'scope scans 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON
- Apple to grieving sons: NO, you cannot have access to your dead mum's iPad