1699 posts • joined 4 May 2008
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.
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.
Re: Why is my prime meridian wobbling?
The problem with maps is that they exist, in a meaningfull / complete state, only "after" someone has been where you are going ( and then relates the information to a map maker - or does it himself).......
The world was flat until someone went over/round the edge. The maps before then had some "anomalies".......
I am sure that when/if we learn to travel great distances in space we will learn that it is different from what we imagined/assumed/guessed/calculated.
Re: A sad inditement on modern society
Isn't that exactly one of the reasons that TPB is so popular and I mean for the legit stuff. It is far easier to download a TPB copy than it is to rip legally owned material.
( Obviously without Wifi, TPB is difficult ).
PS : I wonder what "terms" the Germans use for the Brits....
Re: Right-angle poo
If it was in Paris then I presume that "Tuyau de merde" would have been the common phrase although not the technicaly correct one.
Technically it might be "tuyau d'evacuation".
Re: So Passe Darling
" fans of second-hand goods cannot presently bid for a pair of old smelly shoes on the popular online tat bazaar."
But isn't that a relatively correct description of what ebay is...
By the way "passe" has an accented e - Passé ( do people really still use that phrase) Nothing like a nice piece of pedantry on El Reg.....
To quote Alanis Morissette
Isn't it Ironic......
Re: Simple solution ...
That already exists, but it is only valid for MPs, certain business people, some members of the police force and anyone on David Cameron's payroll.
Can't the banks implement some kind of token/key/passphrase system which would prohibit movement without the "owner" first supplying his consent......
Is it really possible for someone, other than an exisitng bank employee, to have the know-how to actually perform these kind of transactions.
How is it possible to hide bank transactions when most banks have signed treaties against money laundering, theft, mafia etc which allows things to be traced, relatively simply.... ( The Swiss and various other minority thief countries are excused).....
If the banks are not secure what alternatives do we really have : Bitcoins ?
The doctor considered the idea of extracting the fork without an anaesthetic but was worried that the patient would enjoy the procedure......
I just measured a fork, approx 28mm wide, 193mm long..... That's a painfully large object to have stuck inside your stomach never mind your penis.
What's next a piece of cactus...
Re: "Sony wasn't forgetting its older-platform customers"
Surprise , surprise, most transexuals are left-handed.
Makes me wonder if Google are capable of keeping track of who is "left-handed" because they probably already know who is transexual, live in in Tasmania and have already searched for "mod PS3 + Linux".
Job Vacancy - Darknet Tax officer
"Apparently" there is quite a lot of bitcoin activity going on in the Darknet ......... and it doesn't appear as though there are too many Darknet Tax Officers making rounds....
Something very ironic about this, lol...... And who says that the Germans don't have any humour...
At 13 years old the majority of teenagers have a lot more problems with puberty than with deciding upon their final career.
This sounds more like a requirement to boost numbers rather than provide any reasonable service.
Re: No, it is not Bruce Willis and Jeff Goldblum
Worse still, we might actually be experiencing the wrath off
..........drum roll ........
........wait for it........
There is absolutey no doubt that a dark version of this tool will spring up as fast as an Interweb-Zuck-Meme.........
The daring virus, malware, spammer etc won't have to wait hours or days for meaningfull results, instead they will only be waiting minutes..... I hear a distant bell ringing "Moore's Law" doesn't only apply to IC, it also appears to apply to many different technologies/ideas.
Encoding the details in the returned packet, simple and very clever...... Kudos to the researchers.
Re: Anpther Steve Jobs Movie?
Then why can't they do the same thing with Tim Cook ?
PS : I have never owned an Apple product so no Fanboism coming from my part. I recognize Steve Jobs as
an excellent engineer the marketing genius though.
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