"But in light of the Superphish case..."
There - fixed that for you.
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"But in light of the Superphish case..."
There - fixed that for you.
Sounds like a perfect solution for Oz: shrimps and sun are part of our psyche down here.
"The chances of anything coming from Mars..."
is the same reason why Wi-Fi appeared in the first place: all the so-called solutions to Li-Fi seem to require the receiver (laptop/pc/whatever) to be in a pre-arranged location... just like a wired solution. At least with Wi-Fi I can walk, move my laptop, check email on my phone wherever I am, etc... For everything else, I have cables in the wall, thank you (an advantage of being there with a box of blue cable when the house was being built).
Until I can walk around unimpeded, Li-Fi sounds like the worst of both world.
"likely from wearing the band too tight, or sweat, water or soap... under the device,"
So Fitbit has designed a product to be worn by people who exercise... which does bad things when combined with *sweat*? There's a reason I don't wear solid straps (plastic or otherwise) with my watch - I live in Australia and sweat is a constant part of simply walking around.
Disclosure: I am the owner of a Fitbit One and love it to bit. But I wear it clipped to a shirt pocket (or in the coin-pocket of my jeans).
Except in those cases you were receiving the product (the TV show) for free in return for having to watch those ads. If I paid for my TV set, there is no moral or financial requirements (on my part) for me to have to suffer through ads because it makes more profits for the TV maker.
I'm more curious to see the security they've deployed to ensure VXers can't use it to modify the Kernel behind our backs.
Countdown show - "00:00:02:19:11:21:01"
El Reg - "Yeezy.supply will open in two days..."
I read the above as 2 months, 19 days, 11 hours, 21 minutes, 1 second. Did this idiot post a countdown featuring 100th of a second? Or is it a ridiculous way of saying "February 19th, 21 minutes past 11 in the morning"?
<update> Just checked the website and yes, it is a ridiculous 100th-of-a-second countdown.
"...exclude that photo as it was supposed be deleted..."
Mmmm.... might have had a chance if the Police had gotten the photo from SnapChat (except that SnapChat has already admitted that there were ways for LEOs to get at the photos). In this case, however, the *recipient* of the picture saved the photo. Hence there is no hanky-panky on the part of either the LEOs or SnapChat.
Although I can see SnapChat being subsequently sued by the defendant for allowing a hole in their software by which the recipient could save the photo.
Disclaimer: I am neither a Lawyer nor an American, so my opinions on US laws are probably badly informed.
Just injecting my $0.02 - if they were reviewing power cords for an ANALOGUE sound system, it might make some sense; power supplies "hum" on various frequencies and shielding said hums from the rest of the analogue circuits is a Good Idea(tm). It's entirely possible that they were testing the cables (being the next physically nearest powered item) to see which introduced the less "noise" into the analogue circuits.
But then again, I am not an audiophile, so I may have it wrong.
The only time I (marginally) accept ads is when I am put on hold and there is a mix of music and advertising for the company's own product. I might not like it, and I generally ignore it, but this makes a certain amount of sense.
Advertising for a different company simply to make a buck? I can see a "you must put the caller on hold x number of times" directive to all call-centre peons.
My guess is that el Reg re-used an existing image and someone didn't check the binary.
"Intrepid reporters matched the de-anonymised ride information..."
If the data was de-anonymised (i.e. had its anonymity removed), why did they need to match it with photos to find out who took what cab?
I just had an "Inherit The Stars" moment.
@tkioz: "they finished the capitol cities and stopped bothering."
Really? News to me - I moved several times around Brisbane's suburbs and not once was I in a suburb which had cable.
...basic premise sounds like "Cherry 6000"...
It's not "Mt Gox", it's "MtGOX". The original website was for the swapping of CCG items: "Magic the Gathering Online eXchange".
It's like those damn address systems that keep on insisting that "Macedon" is "MacEdon".
Bring back "Shadow Chaser"!
OK, I'm curious... why did I get voted down? I don't mind the down-vote, but I'd like to know why.
I don't want a TV that is "smart" - I have a HTPC media player for that.
I don't want a TV with a turner - I have a networked free-to-air capture device for that.
I don't want a TV with speakers - I have an Amplifier for that.
What *I* want is a big screen that does the best it can at displaying the images slung at it via HDMI and nothing else. No, unfortunately, that's not simply a big-ass PC monitor. So in order to get the screen-display smarts, I have to buy a TV with extras I do not want or need.
Extra points for this and other HHGttG references in that review. ^_^
"...However despite her watchdog role, she too was denied access to documents – specifically an official report examining whether requests from the US are “proportionate and necessary.”"
If an agency block access to a report which details whether they are playing by the rule, it is valid to assume that they are not.
After all "if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear", right?
"...the researchers put one bacterium in a board called an iCube ..."
Cue Apple's Trademark lawyers in 3... 2... 1...
..VXers sharpening their tools and slobbering over this new vector.
Here's a thought: most of us on El Reg have at least one spare PC lying around we can upgrade (or simply power-up). How about releasing the server to the wild, including a patch to allow the game to point to a local server. And no calling home. Ever. Unless *I* ask to see if an update exists (with a comprehensive description of what will change if I apply it).
I can take my copy of Elite (the original) and still play it all these years after the game is released. By tying it to a server, this company has created a game with a built-in drop-dead date.
I do not want to be on-line when I play. I do not purchase any game that require me to "call home" in any fashion in order for me to play them solo. And yes, that means that every year I play fewer and fewer new games. You know what, I don't feel like I am missing anything.
So let's get this straight: you love playing your online/connected games - glad you enjoy them. But do NOT tell me what *I* am suppose to like in a game. And one thing I do not like is a game that *has* to be connected to be played in any fashion. Bugger off - I paid for this game, let me play it and stop trying to use me as a product for company X's marketing.
Time to break out the PS2 and play MediEvil and the original Tomb Raider.
"Visited and hover states swapped for better readability"
Damn, beat me to it. Have an upvote.
For all its other faults, the QLD judicial system requires that you must be *convicted* of an offence for your biometrics (photos, fingerprints, DNA) to be retained. Otherwise, they must be destroyed as soon as the case is closed (and several people need to sign off on their destruction).
Beg to differ, people. Beaches can occur anywhere there is (a) water; and (b) rocks for the water to break down into pebbles or sand. It's not just a seas/ocean phenomena. Heck, over here in Brissie we have a couple of natural beaches on the *river*.
As for Switzerland:
If you're going to try and be "funny", do a little research first.
"Hell, they can even make the files DRMed, so long as you make quality players for all OSes and offer a reasonable means of ensuring multiple devices can access the content"
Cue the sudden proliferation of DRMd player because the various studios can't agree (I'm looking at you, Netlfix). More importantly, I suddenly have to use one of THEIR players instead of (say) MediaPlayerClassic or my favourite open-source HTPC application. And on top of that you're happy with the apps phoning home?
I purchased a licence to watch the media. Frankly, how and when I watch it is none of their damn business.
There's a reason I rip my DVDs/BluRays rather than use their idiotic UltraViolet download service that comes with them.
"The man reportedly has a gun and has insisted his captors display a flag..."
Surely the man with the gun is the Captor and the people stuck in the cafe are his Captives?
Not quite. If the Uber app was a standalone application, you *might* be correct. But it's not: Uber (the company) acts as a middle-man and sets up the "contracts". In other words, Uber thus has "presence" in those countries/cities and thus must obey local laws and regulations.
Mostly OK - default font's a bit large but I could live with it.
Two things I'd like to see disappear:
1) The auto-expanding menu. Please return it to click-to-expand. Every time I move my mouse to the browser's menu then back down to the page it causes one of El Reg's menu items to automatically expand. Very annoying.
2) Default colour for visited links/articles has changed from red to grey. And a grey which (on my screen at least) is difficult to differentiate with the normal link/article titles unless I pay attention. I hated it in the "more stories" section of the old site, an I really loathe it on the main page. Please change the default "visited" colour to something easy to identify.
It was the coalition who sold off Telstra (the national carrier) in 1997. Why is anyone surprised that the current coalition is planning to sell off the NBN even before it is finished?
No such animal. ;)
Pardon my rusty French, but shouldn't that be "Les cochons veulent de l'argent!"?
If, according to mythos, the only thing that effectively stops a LS blade is another LS blade this is the only sort of cross-guard that is useful in LS combat. (note, I am not a SW fanatic, so I may be hopelessly outdated in my mythos)
What it *does* tell me, though, is that in this trilogy we are likely to see LS combat move away from kendo-like moves and more towards medieval combat.
"How does one win the update game?"
A strange game. The only winning move is not to play. How about a nice game of chess?
128Gb in my S4. ^_-
Now since El Reg has branches in the US and Australia, can we have the same advice break-down specific to those countries please?
...any use against the Crown-of-thorns starfish which is damaging the Great Barrier Reef?
No logo but an acronym:
Another SSL Security hole.
Where's my coat?
Congratulation on trying to make the guns hack-proof. Now all I need is to carry my own portable transmitter spoofing the correct base-station for the gun.
Yes, this is all nice and good for those who do not have a HTPC. But some of us have one, AND a cable box (damn it). The last thing I want to to have to add yet another box for Amazon, and another for Netflix (it'll come), and another for Google, and yet another for the BBC, etc, etc... Nor do I want to install a multitude of separate applications/software where I have to quit out of (say) MP to fire up the specialised iPlayer software or the Amazon player or whatever-the-hell-is-next.
There is very good HTPC software out there already (XBMC, Media-Portal, etc...) How about writing plugins for them instead, huh? Shouldn't be much harder than writing your own dedicated players, surely? And by all means, slap all the login and DRM on your plugin as you like - I just want to be able to access your stuff in the same way as I access the rest of my DVD collection/Free-to-air TV, thank you very much. And as for *you* Foxtel... requiring me to use your official decoder cards to make sure I am an actual account holder is perfectly fine and understandable, but forcing me to use your STB to further decode the signal AGAIN... that's just being an <expletive deleted> It'd be so much easier if I could plug your cable into my HTPC, slide the (legal) decoder card in and (once again) have a consistent viewing experience.
So, again: less specialised hardware/software, more integration.
Thank you </rant>
Good lord man, learn to spot sarcasm...
And this is different from Fox News exactly how?