396 posts • joined 9 Jun 2008
If this deal falls through, the authorities will find another way to collect the data. It will be done quietly and very likely illegally. It's probably already being done.
Re: I was just about to post the same thing.
"Maybe we should all just offer ourselves up for re-education?"
No, they'll just implant a chip in your head, monitor you and shock you if you misbehave.
Re: Sonic Repellent
One more thing to get I didn't think I needed.
I hope they put BOINC in it to put the spare cycles to good use.
The War Against Terror (TWAT)
That's why I love reading the Reg.
Sadly the astronauts will be eating freeze-dried broccoli for the next 6 months.
Unfortunately they did not rate my Seagate 2TB ST2000DM001 drive. So far it has been running without problems in my PC for just over a year, knock wood.
I'm all for carbon tax, except for one problem: it won't make carbon pollution go away, it will just take money out of my pocket and put it in some rich bastard's pocket (or the government's which is worse).
Beam me up, Scotty. I canna do that, captain, your quanta are all entangled!
Re: I had the opposite problem
A few years ago I had a Yahoo email account. When I discovered that Yahoo knew and recorded every email address I ever used, I deleted the account, and was informed that it would take 2 years to be forgotten. Cynic that I am I'm sure Yahoo never forgets.
Will having a female CEO make Oracle a kinder, gentler company?
So who owns the router, the customer who paid for it or Belkin?
Re: uh oh! (dangerous neighborhood)
I'm glad you're staying up at night worrying about this so I don't have to.
"Birds are still a hazard though"
Got to mount a laser cannon to take care of those pesky birds.
More than one way to mine a bitcoin
"Butterfly had taken in "at least $20 million, and potentially up to $50 million" in cold, hard US currency"
Butterfly's own mining operation appears to have paid off handsomely.
Who's being exploited?
I think that if the working conditions in the Amazon factory are so miserable and the pay so lousy, how is it they are able to hire people to work there? Surely there are other employers who treat their workers better. Then Amazon would have to offer more. And so it goes.
Re: Allen's firm alleged it had not received the panzer.
Its due to be delivered by Amazon's drone but it can't get it off the ground.
So what's to stop people using phones in the designated area from crashing into other people using phones?
Nigeria would do itself and everyone else a big favor by cracking down on these scammers. They give the country a bad reputation. I'm sure they have nice prisons. (Need icon holding nose.)
Do helium filled drives weigh less than air filled drives? Wouldn't vacuum filled(?) drives perform better?
Wait a minute
He gets fined $950,000 by the government? Doesn't that make the government an accessory to the crime?
They're going to log in to my Facebook account! Damn! Oh wait, I don't have a Facebook account....phew!
Re: Dear Mr. or Mrs. China:
If China doesn't like Windows, it should develop its own OS. Oh, wait...
Re: I'm not an electrician
Programming was fun before the web came along.
Legal penalty = nil, customer concern = nil, consequence to business = nil
What a job
Playing games to review computer hardware - where can I apply?
"the prison service didn’t realise that the encryption option on the new hard drives needed to be turned on to work correctly" - FAIL
Too bad no one's accountable - the fine moves taxpayer money* from one account to another.
* Taxpayer money = nobody's money
The internet is no different than any other human endeavor. If it can be exploited, the exploiters will be there. And they are, in droves. But I believe that those who contribute without payment get some satisfaction or sense of achievement for their efforts.
BTW this includes Reg commentards, who add a lot of value to this site.
So production runs in parallel with design? Small wonder they have problems.
What he needs is Amazon's drone to whisk him away.
If they're internet connected someone can hack them and program them to attack.
“unpredictable system behavior”
Normal modus operandi around here.
Re: A future I see
This may be how the world as we know it comes to an end. No massive solar storm required.
@AC Re. @S4qFBxkFFg: Did you realise you put your password into the "Name" box? ;)
Actually its a great idea. It spares the nuisance of being told 'userid inot available' which can get tiresome after several tries. Click 'generate password', use the result as userid. Click again for a password. (Or not if you like to live dangerously.) Job done.
Reg should limit comments to 140 characters for a week. Let's see how many commentards go nuts. (One way to confirm the research.)
When successful, will they replace the IBM CEO and board with them?
Does that mean they are planning to make 1,000,000,000 (or more) batteries? Or that it will be the size of 1,000,000,000 normal factories? Or perhaps some imaginative PR's use of hyperbole?
My Netbook is a complete system with Windows license and cost $100 less. (Yes I still have one, it works and I still use it!)
Legalese is hard enough to understand without the spelling mistakes and bad grammar.
So, Mulally is going to be the driverless car's chief tester?
Microsoft sees a disaster on the horizon and wants to be ready?
Perhaps the posts should link back to the previous article too.
So, for a fraction of the homeland security budget they can get rid of tornadoes? Sounds like a win-win.
"...tough to fit in a pocket..."
Doesn't anyone make clothes with larger pockets for today's gadgets? If not there's an opportunity waiting.
I find it hard to imagine having thousands of important files on my computer and no backup. It simply boggles the mind. But then, smart enough to have backup is smart enough to avoid scamware.
Why don't they do something useful with their spare cycles like distributed computing (BOINC)? That's what I do on my computers at home.
Re: Whatever next? Direct Fibre Channel connections?
Ah but then they wouldn't be able to sell you new hardware every year.
Tinfoil hat time
Tape over your microphone as well as your camera lens.
Re: It would appear
Actually that's easy .... have a secret password that you have to enter every 10 minutes, or kaboom!
Why don't those companies hire security specialists before they are hacked? At least put a lock on the front door.
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