225 posts • joined Tuesday 17th June 2008 15:23 GMT
and it's clear that there'll be a whole bunch of kids - appreciative, we hope - glued to a new games box on Crimbo morning.
Or more likely, frustrated kids waiting for an inevitable system update to download!
Re: Twitter already is https
If you set them to private...? If you send a DM? Not all Twitter interactions are public. And even the public tweets would require a system allowing uk.gov to either cache the lot or target users under their jurisdiction only. The former would mean a LOT of noise, the latter would require Twitter's co-operation. Something I don't see them doing without a law or court order making them.
So it *seems* the IMP can't even target one of the more public social platforms properly, unless the AC in the 1sr comment is correct.
Twitter already is https
The UK government mentioning twitter as one of the things they want to monitor the "who" on makes me smile, given it's already encrypted...
I find Cameron wearing a poppy while selling arms far more offensive.
The MC Act simply isn't designed to handle social media. It was to protect telephone operators, then users, then covered email. All one-to-one communications. It really cannot handle a virtual soapbox without stepping on free speech.
It's technically an FPS, but pretty hardcore.
..why all of a sudden my Xbox360's dashboard looks like The GUI Formerly Known As Metro. At least there the big bulbous buttons work with the "hand-mouse" on the Kinect.
It's not how I fancy my PC though.
You can rate the article.
Unless you plug one in...
perhaps if they got off their backsides...
...local government wouldn't feel the need to provide the service.
Clearly privatization failed to fill this particular gap.
I think I'll only upload low-res shots from now
I would just fill out lots of metadata to show the photographs are mine, but if someone wanted to use it, they'd just strip that out.
Upscaling is a little harder to do (well).
On time, on budget? On yer bike...
How many big government IT projects have managed that, then?
I bought this tablet a couple of months ago, and of course did due-diligence searching rather than say "want shiny". One of my criteria was that it must support the Google's store (having found GetJar rather lacking on my phone), and found myself having to discount a lot of kit (mainly cheaper brands) because they weren't able to access Play, which obviously can't be counted by Google.
TLDR: Google's stats are hardly authoritative because they don't count the cheap slabs.
perhaps when my line speed is >=1mb
Perhaps then I will be able to use VoD, but until then...
I use a stylus
...due to a physical condition, I cannot touch, well, most things with my skin. Capacative screens, therefore, are problematic for me without a stylus.
This wasn't a problem with pressure screens, as I could tap through my gloves (no, can't use capacative gloves, I have tp wear special ones)
Redmond's lack of a historical database...
...does not mean they cannot be served with an order to monitor an address, or allow real-time access to an IP's behaviour.
*dons extra-lux tinfoil hat* (built-in earmuffs)
The young, sight-impaired?
It's not just old people that get issues with their eyes. These phones would be handy for the visually-impaired teen, or the middle aged mother with premature arthritis. Give disabled folks a thought too!
Handy list, duly tweeted.
Re: 0.5%, *really*?
DLA isn't an out of work benefit.
And the 0.5% figure is the DWP's own.
Re: Atos IT workers are threatening to strike
They are contracted to run the medicals for the WCA (ESA assessment) and for DLA.
They are widely despised by the disabled community, and have a track re ord that would see other government contractors investigated. Their declaring people fitter than they are is costing at least £60m per year in appeals alone. The human cost is even greater.
A less-fitting sponsor for the Paralympics I could not imagine.
Armando 123, did you miss...
Did you miss the bit about this covering pre-pay phones? There's no monthly bill to pay.
Cheers - wasn't aware what the relevant ranges were, now I am :)
Although imperceptible to the eye
Is it totally transparent to the brain? Is there any risk of triggering epileptic seizures with this..?
I've had a go on one...
Tried out the augmented reality with the cards - was technically impressive, and amusing, but my eyes very quickly got tired focusing on the screen (while wearing prescription glasses). The screen-size is also ridiculously small, reducing the appreciation of the 3d effect.
I'm still to be convinced by all the 3D hype, and certainly wouldn't pay what Ninty are asking for something so small, but it's good to see novel tech out there.
...that an El Reg'er would describe a large chunk of their customer base so?
I normally find your contribs to be quite witty, but not that one. In fact it's the sort of low standard I'd expect on an unmoderated forum, not a moderated news-site and especially not coming from a staffer.
Privacy by design...
...doesn't "privacy by design" suggest opt-in, not opt-out?
They really don't "get" the internet, do they?
Once it's up, it's out. It's available on torrent, it's available on mirrors - thousands of people have already got a copy of the files.
I'd mention barn doors and horses, but I think they might start cracking down on equine services...
Not how I expected it to end...
...I thought it was going to be "and sure enough, they had. He got up, packed his laptop and headed for the door before being intercepted by two of NYC's finest in their donut-sugar-frosted uniforms for inadvertently stealing the credentials of their sergeant..."
(Or maybe a mark had narked, y'know, something resulting in the bloke leaving Starbucks in cuffs)
Mens rea also
Mens rea was also one of the points, I thought? The CPS contend it's a "strict liability offence", meaning that you, El Reg, are also potentially committing the same crime as Chambers by repeating the tweet.
According to some solicitor-commentators, case-law shows mens rea to be required.
Too right I'd want to help...
...and I'd do that by giving them a copy of the images. They've no reason to relieve me of my film unless they think I'm likely to abscond with the evidence or destroy it somehow.
And that's exactly what I'd say. "Sure, you can have it. What time would you like to meet me at the station to receive it, officer?".
I was under the impression...
I was under the impression that S19 only applied if they reasonably believed the evidence would be lost if they failed to seize it. As such, a reasonable promise to deliver a copy of the evidence to the station should suffice rather than the seizure of the film.
Feels like the police-on-the-ground are actively resisting having their control of photography being eroded.
A woman without a clue, clearly.
"I won’t re-heat my views on the hackneyed, oven-ready arguments that were marshalled in opposition to ID cards. Except to say if you were a law abiding citizen you had nothing to lose and everything to gain from something that carried little more information about you than your supermarket loyalty card."
Yes, sure, nothing to worry about...
Wah! When we refuse to fix our stuff, people make us! NOT FAIR!!!
Well, that is about the size of the blog post really, isn't it?
You can't undo our scheme, you can't!
It'll be, like, expensive! We've obligated you into spending money whether you scrap it or not, so if you scrap it, you'll be wasting money! Hardly a governmental thing to do, eh?
Yeah, right. Dirty trick.
I would have thought the outrage would be about...
...the poor quality of the merging. It looks like they've not even tried matching the tones, many of the placements are off. Content aside, it's really not very good.
Tory PR site
Wasn't it a Tory PR site that was an off-the-shelf jobby that they forgot to secure and then allowed unmoderated tweets including those which had code in them?
Yeah, PR savvy.
I assume El Reg plan to balance this with pieces by Labour, Lib Dem, UKIP, SNP, BNP, Monster Raving Loony Party and any other party that's standing for election to Parliament?
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