69 posts • joined Monday 23rd June 2008 13:12 GMT
Re: Private companies DO do this
Nice post, but one minor error:
"When you're buying an iPhone you own it"
"When you're buying an iPhone ït owns you"
"Apple" and "Subsidized" in the same context?
That's pretty challenging! Don't people realise that there are other options than handcuffing yourself to Apple?
The Dumbing-Down of Britain can be satisfactorily completed.
Can't say I'm happy
Immediately after the Google Reader Death Announcement, I went hunting for an alternative. I ended up on Feedly, but not because I like it -- rather because it's less crappy than the alternatives.
Google, you suck!
The luck of the Irish
Wow, in your country do you have one IP address *each*? That's brilliant.
Just like olden tymes...
I have a suspicion this is something left over and adapted from the middle ages.
Do you remember when the parson used to tell us "you mustn't enjoy sex, it's bad for you, it's only for making babies"?
Just that now they're doing it for food.
Don't worry about that, they'll just take the batteries out of all the remote controls...
Re: Just got a Yubikey (Fanboy alert)
Yes. I've had one for nearly three years, now, and love it.
I recently bought a Yubikey Nano, which has challenge-response and can be used as an additional token for Windows logon.
I just have one concern about the original (one-time password) Yubikey. The AES encryption key lives in the Yubikey, where it's safe, and on the authentication server, where, in principle, it isn't. Maybe a challenge-response arrangement might be better.
Isn't that the cr*p that's clogging up teh Internetz?
I'm all right, Jack
Just recently moved from Computer Modern to Latin Modern
Yeah, but she did eat his *brains*
Re: I, for one...
And Ed, and Ed, and Ken, and David, and Tessa... the list is endless
Re: excellent news
Atlantic? Isn't that somewhere in Georgia?
Re: Cruel and unusual punishment - "Defending Western Values"
Unfortunately, poor ol' Homer Bush, and a whole bunch of other people, fell neatly into the trap that Osama set for them.
Result: they destroyed their own democracy, almost without him having to lift a finger.
I'm an atheist, but...
I don't believe this is a problem of religion, organised or disorganised.
What we have here is a sty full of murderous pigs hiding behind "religion" and exploiting the ignorant and stupid to further their own greed for political power.
Am I the only one to see the parallels with Northern Ireland? Or Bosnia?
Re: We're used to it - Godwin's Law
If you have to compare your app with the Beeb's, you've already lost the argument...
Independently of the merits of the case...
... this is such a stupid own goal by the government.
There was obviously an internal conflict in the Ecuadorian government as to whether or not to grant asylum. UK threatening so send in the Plods was all that was needed for Ecuador to come together and decide.
All you need to do...
is give us back our Zil lanes, and then we'll stop tweeting. Deal?
Re: How do BMC equate to
It must have been Remedy that he was thinking of when he mentioned 'gameification'. As in Wumpus: "You just fell into a pit and broke every bone in your body".
That's roughly what using Remedy is like.
I'm an OAP geezer, but...
... even I've heard of Colin Percival and scrypt
Talking of six a day
I used to be keen on this five-a-day idea, until the missus showed me on the internetz that it was about *food*.
That's it, blame the help
So this software doesn't even ask "Are you sure you want to erase the whole effing show?"?
Where, oh where, is the lost art of the user interface (even if it's a command line)?
Why do I think of a "Bull in a china shop"?
For some naughty reason, I just find the idea of an autonomous Dalek wandering round a museum full of delicate and precious objects a bit laughy-scary...
Mine worked OK (on my own domain) until I uninstalled it!
I've got accounts at both Dropbox and SpiderOak. Dropbox gives me back history; SpiderOak lets *me* specify the folder names.
OK, so Google is "big" and "reliable", but they'll also need a few features.
Re: prince of darkness
I think "Sith" is a typo?
Ship of Fools
Under what damp, mossy stone are the people who invent these ideas found? Here (not completely coherently, I admit) is what happens:
1. The Government passes the law
2. The criminals, terrorists, pædophiles, and others who already know about Tor, Vpns, PGP, GPG, and ZPhone carry on their business as usual
3. The taxpayer, or the Internet user, foots the bill for this circus
4. The "system" gets flooded by everyone's taglines which say "I am neither drug dealer, terrorist, people trafficker, pædophile, politician, nor lawyer"
5. The whole exercise has zero effect, but no-one can prove it
6. A few years from now, when the Stalinists take over, we're all screwed
I'm really happy with The Gimp
That's the one from gimp.org, *not* Pulp Fiction...
Cart before Horse -- Meh
Although the BBC is the "least bad" of a really bad bunch, perhaps it would be a good idea to try and put up something people actually want to watch? Then, later, once they've managed to cross that hurdle, they can start to think about charging. Me, I'm gonna wait sitting down...
Meters too smart for our good
Once the smart meter is installed, how long before it gets a smart switch?
Come back, Eric Schmidt, all is forgiven
They've screwed up Reader.
They've screwed up Picasa and borged the web side into Google+.
Now this. First it damaged Android Market in a way that I could neuther go forard or back, and had to install it manually from an apk. And now I've got it, it's full of fan-kiddies' crap I don't need.
My next phone will be rooted before it leaves the shop. But I don't need all this effing worry. For the first time in my life, Apple looks like a better option. FTW
Dunno yet - it's still installing...
in a Virtual Box. There's just a pic of a fish blowing bubbles, two hours now. So far, underwhelmed. More later...
Re: Re: Re: bad programming
The problem with local time is that it is not monotonic. You can always derive Local time from GMT, but there are cases when a given local time can refer to two moments one hour apart.
Systems Administration 101
Another .gov.uk IT cockup. Surely there's somebody there who knows that you run critical, timing dependent systems on GMT, FGS?
The Next Step
What happens when all the insurance companies agree to make this a *compulsory* requirement for insuring you?
More nonsense from the ignorant
How on earth do Ben Bradshaw and Max Mosley expect Google to police the whole damned Internet?
Can either of them successfully count to one thousand? OK, now try counting to *billions* of web pages. How many people do they think Google has to employ just because some shenanigans might be displayed?
This is ridiculous. There's a perfectly adequate remedy already available in the form of a takedown request, which everyone acknowledges, in Google's case, works well.
Google provides millions of people with excellent services, basically for free. Are we going to throw that away because one old fart is embarrassed, and his lawyer, who, having been Culture Secretary, God help us all, should know better, doesn't understand the internet and the 21st century?
How do you think "free" services get paid for?
While I hold no brief for "Big Business", we have to have a bit of a reality check here, in order to stop the whining.
Tracking allows free services (yes, like Google) to improve their revenue by offering ads that are "more relevant". Now, if we want to say "don't track me", that's fine, but don't expect to get the same service -- either we'll have to pay, or we'll get a second-class version relative to those who agree to tracking. The service providers' marketing departments will have to decide just how far they go with it, and the market will work it out. Just don't expect "something for nothing".
Anything wrong with that?
Stop this right now
The Ministry of Justice (or whatever, meh) should commit to throwing this request out before it even gets here...
Bugger, that was a close one!
The Man said...
They forgot to add in the leap-bak'tuns, the 11 days correction from 1752, and British Summer Time.
SCADA Fuel Pump...
Looking a bit better today
Yep, I think that's a great improvement. Thank goodness some degree of common sense has prevailed.
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