645 posts • joined 19 Apr 2007
Re: Are they blonde?
Wrong. What is against the software licence is charging for distribution.
Installing it on a computer is exactly what Mozilla want people to do. Deciding that their licence forbids people to install it is exactly what they do not want. What they don't want is people selling Firefox, either on its own or as part of some package. Charging someone to install the application is neither of these.
Movies and open source/free software are two entirely different things licensed in entirely different ways. Their distribution cannot be compared in any sensible manner.
Are they a business?
Installation <> Distribution.
If I was charging you to download Firefox from my website, then that would be distribution.
Going through the process of installing it on your computer is not distribution.
Whether the cost they charge for their installation is excessive or not is a matter for the customer to decide. If they don't feel they are getting work worth that, then they are free to go elsewhere. Certainly I wouldn't pay them a penny for doing this. But maybe some would.
And insert bugs in your code. They certainly weren't there when you wrote it!
Re: Wow this new monitor is the coolest
See. Took a woman to invent it. No wonder she's delighted with herself.
Speaking as one of the few
What's the best way to encourage people into an industry? How about insulting all those already there?
"ICT is no longer for the geeky few – it is cool, and it is the future!"
He's got $400M in bitcoins and any attempt to convert that to dollars or property would almost certainly reveal his identity.
He may value his privacy/security higher than that. Some people aren't cash driven.
Re: "Merely...make money"
"a breach of copyright as you are creating a derivative work of the page"
So if I rip a newspaper page in two, I've breached copyright? Or if I clip an article out of a magazine, for my own use, I've breached copyright?
How about if I take a black marker and score out the bits in a newspaper I don't want to read ? Or how about if I hold my hand over those bits so I don't see them?
You've got a fair point regarding ads, but the "breach of copyright" angle just isn't going to fly.
Re: Something doesn't add up here...
Yup. The point here is that he would probably have been fine if he'd told his daughter, and told her to keep her mouth shut. He also didn't need to tell his daughter any actual figures or details.
But he didn't. He told her, and most importantly forgot to impress on her about it being a secret. And she then went and broadcast it to many of the people the school explicitly did not want to know (other pupils, parents, teachers).
It sucks, but totally his fault. Should have been more careful.
Re: Bad Headline Writer! Bad! Down boy!
"Around two in five who were willing to admit it, from a sample of 48 people who fell victim, have coughed up to CryptoLocker ransomware's demands"
Re: So, for once, sanity prevails...
Because they asked, it was available, and they had the cash.
You don't have to make something called "Candy Crusher" to trademark it.
Candy in America
They may as well tried to trademark "Mom's Apple Pie", "Cookie Dough" or "Pizza".
Re: I'm surprised nobody gets the same thing from reading books and so forth
Or indeed from reading newspapers.
In the case of the Daily Hate it would be neck winkles, frown lines, arthritic fingers from the constant fist clenching, and saggy stretched lips from all the sneering.
Not a grocer's apostrophe. Actually a missing word and reference to the hen's teeth that are used to count the number of times google moves swiftly to remove adverts that earn them money.
Though that would actually be hens' teeth. So never mind... getting coat --->
Where the line lies
This is the problem. Why should legitimate businesses be punished by google, and why should it be up to google to do the punishing?
There are legitimate businesses. Some people hate form filling. Some people have serious difficulties with form filling (like literacy problems, English as a second language, etc). Some forms are complicated, and getting a person who's correctly filled out hundreds of them already could save you a lot of time and hassle.
What should be happening is that government agencies should refuse to deal with applications that have come through companies that are not adding any value to the process, or are misleading people into believe that they have an official capacity. And the most blatant of those should be charged with fraud.
"If a company provided no benefit to anyone, it would go out of business rapidly."
Unless it is operating in a monopoly position. There it can pretty much do what it likes, including crushing all possible competition. This is sound policy for the company, but not good for the market, progress or society.
I don't think anyone is saying that Microsoft is entirely evil. But in regards to file formats it is clearly intent on protecting its position by restricting people's ability to migrate away from Microsoft products. Making this easy (as adoption of open standards do) will damage its monopoly position. Microsoft's reaction to the proposed official adoption of ODF is as predictable as the sun rising. It's what monopolies do.
Re: A beelion users can't be wrong (can they?)
"OH MY GOD!!!! They know my phone number"
You need to look a bit further than the obvious to see the implications of this. The fact that you don't is exactly what the likes of Facebook rely on.
They don't just know your phone number. They know your phone, and by extension where your phone has been. They know who you know. They know where they've been. They know what you've shown an interest in, they know what your friends/colleges/relatives are interested in.
They are then going to sell that to any company who wants it. From that point onwards, each of these company you contact, for any reason, knows way more about you than you've actually chosen to divulge. They know just how good a customer you may or may not turn out to be. They have a pretty good idea of what you might pay for things, and just how likely you are to go to a competitor. When it comes to your relationship with that company, and any negotiations involved, the balance is skewed way over in their favour. Because they already know everything and you know nothing.
Don't really want you as a customer? Quote higher prices. Do want you? Lower. Reckon you're loaded? Higher. Know you're already likely to go elsewhere? Lower. Likely to influence a lot of friends' purchases? Lower. Billy no-mates? Higher.
Re: "augment the functionality of usefulness"
It's not just anyone that's allowed to wield the power of such expressions.
There are extended periods of structured knowledge reception, followed by formal evidencing of your acquired skillset, before you are allowed to publish on a open platform this level of corporate bovine waste product.
"Autonomous", yeah right.
If you don't think that the harvested data from WhatsApp isn't going to get cross indexed to the harvested data from Facebook, then you are living in a fairy land.
Once that's done, everything in WhatsApp will be about leveraging that information and connection. That's guaranteed.
There are no apostrophes in CDs or MP3s.
Re: Any explanation
Because enough people will pay 15 quid for it, making it the optimal sale price for manufacturer.
Stop confusing the cost of producing something with its market price. That's not how the entire capitalist system works. Cost of production is only where you start pricing something.
Well I suppose that you can pick up job lots of Blackberries quite cheaply these days. Cannibalising them may turn a profit.
Yup. Cos being a glasshole is all about a shallow evaluation of how you look. And they all look the same, don't they? Ugly.
That was sarcasm.
Re: Variant of features on a photo
And the reason why the "draw on an image" password method was rubbish was because people would be very unimaginative and pick out the things practically everyone would.
No matter what you do, if you are going to leave it to people to self select their method of identification you will always have people who pick bad/obvious identifiers.
Where you look tells everyone what your location is
The only way this could work is if each computer has one massive atlas database stored locally. Otherwise each time someone logs in, it's going to have to fetch the atlas data from a central server. That central server therefore contains very a big clues to what all password locations are, and the security of the system relies on one unencrypted point of failure/attack.
Imagine; each morning user Alice logs in, hitting the atlas server for an image of the postcode area SW1A 1AA. Not going to take much to guess what the password location is.
Re: if it could have happened
So you've managed to look out across the whole universe and tell that nothing has gone wrong, and this sort have thing has never happened before? From the point of view of sustaining life, there are a great many places in the universe where things have gone very, very "wrong".
Which isn't to say that this lawyer nonsense isn't total bunk, but your logic is flawed.
None of your business
Time you went home
"most families went for the green screen"
This sounds suspiciously like a "fact I made up". I don't think I even ever saw a 464 with a green screen.
"His mum asked me what I thought and I said "It's crap"."
I hope that was the last time you were invited around, as you were a rude little oik.
I loved my 464. It was a step up from the Spectrum in all regards. In hindsight maybe not as big a step up as it could/should have been, but it was great having a proper keyboard and a tape deck that wasn't constantly needing the volume and audio out cable fiddled with. And not having to always work around attribute clash was a dream.
Yes, it had nothing new that you couldn't find on other computers. But the overall package and price was spot on. Sugar was a business man who knew what he was doing, while Sir Clive was still fumbling around failing to deliver.
Re: But a big trusted partner like Microsoft....
"In other words, Redmond and Cupertino are only interested in money. They develop things as a way to get money."
And this is different from every other private company on the planet because.... ?
Re: Tweak page?
Sorry, I accidentally stumbled into details 3% of your entire customer base. Tweaking a page at a time, that means I've been stumbling for 192 straight hours. This is all your fault, not mine. Mon Dieu, m'aider!
How would he prove to GoDaddy who he was?
All GoDaddy know about him is what it said on his account, and the hacker had already changed all that.
Re: A nest of men who co-ordinate attacks on women
She "knew" they were men because many of them identified as such, mainly through the threat of rape. It turns out one of the nutters was a woman, but she was certainly in the minority.
I find your taken offence bizarre. She was the victim and under an intolerable amount of abuse and pressure. Yet you, on behalf of men everywhere, are picking holes on what she said at the time. As a man, I didn't feel offended by her statement in any way. Mostly because I feel absolutely no connection with the trolls, and our (possibly) shared gender is utterly irrelevant.
Re: Less time for the real thing
Well that's the point. Had they harassed in person, the victim would be better able to determine these individuals for what they are; pathetic, distant sad-sacks, who don't really know you and are very unlikely to do you any harm.
But while they are anonymous and online you can't tell that. They could be crazed psychos that live just down the street, that work in your local shop, that walk past you every day on your way to work. You don't know where the threat is coming from and how credible it may be. That's very worrying.
Precisely. This study is looking at the wrong question. It's not whether the BBC would be richer under subscriptions, it is; would the programming be better or worse? I don't care if the BBC could be loaded with cash, if it means the programmes are crap.
The TV quality, of course, is a matter of opinion. But from my viewpoint subscription means that the BBC just becomes another TV company producing lowest-common-denominator TV in search of the largest possible number of subscribers. It also means that the UK market becomes entirely a fight for maximum viewers. Essentially a race to the bottom. Whether you like the BBC or not, I believe its presence in the market sets a benchmark. Other TV companies can't just pump out rubbish and adverts, because the BBC is always there as an alternative to the viewers.
Had to add an account to a Win8 laptop the other day. All the options for editing and configuring the user accounts are on the Control Panel. Much like Win7, and every other Windows since forever. But the option for creating a user account? In an entirely different place that took me half an hour to hunt down. Of course.
" Another offered a cash deal to replace Google ads on the extension with similar looking faux ads from the Chocolate Factory"
Isn't this sentence missing a "not"? They are faux ads *not* from Google. Unless we're saying that the Chocolate Factory produces similar looking faux ads that can replace their real ones?
I don't care if it's an open and shut case or not. There is such a thing as due process, and the law needs to follow it. Even when the outcome is almost certain.
The very fact this was termed a "name & shame" campaign tells you all you need to know. "Shaming" is punishment. So here we have the police taking on themselves all three roles of arresting, convicting & punishment. That's not how it works.
No-one has sympathy for drink drivers. But once you start this kind of trial and conviction by social media nonsense, we might not be quite so happy about where it ends.
But they don't have your real name. They have the name you gave Google when you signed up. If that's your real name then you can appreciate your first mistake.
One other thing Gary; the totally fake reviews you have on Google Play do nothing to help.
Anyone else with 5 mins to spare; try doing some image lookups on the photos of the google+ profiles that are singing this app's praises.
You have a nice app here, if it does what it claims. But you have a problem.
You have a ridiculous pricing plan and a deceptive "free" app that's tricky to de-install, and offers no help in de-installing. This is not how you establish trust, and trust is everything in the business you are in. If you had been more honest with what you free app didn't do (i.e. absolutely everything that the user installing it wanted it to do), and made it easier to deinstall I'd be much happier to trust you. You didn't.
Consequently I'm not ready to trust your app to do what it claims, and I don't trust it to have the sort of control over my phone that it may need to work. And I am certainly not giving you a monthly subscription so that you can demonstrate you can be trusted.
You have a problem.
That's only later, first you need to get past the £27 a month for a year. For a 48kbit/s stream. It was at this point in the article I laughed heartedly and stopped reading.
I suppose if you're driving a BMW that kind of monthly cost isn't going to choke you, but it assumes you're not only rich, but also stupid and deaf.
Re: Not easy peasy at all
I'm an IT nerd.
I'm also a person who doesn't want to waste a day determining how to flash unsupported firmware onto my router, without bricking it, and then spend another frustrating day combing through online forums (supposing I can still connect to the internet) trying to fix the inevitable compatibility issues. Life is too short for than kind of nonsense.
I really want my router to come equipped with minimal setup requirements and security built in.
Not easy peasy at all
You have a bizarre idea of what "easy peasy" is.
99% of consumers don't know or care what OpenWRT is. Or why they should trust the people who wrote it. Nor do they know/care what the advantages of OpenWRT are. Or how to put it on their router.
And why should they?
What do you mean? I frequently get business correspondence that concludes
"I will send that shit out it will bloooowwwww up!"
Corporate speak can take many forms, and this is the "I'm running my business like we're keeping it real in a street gang, blud" form.
You just know Mahbod Moghadam has board meetings in his hoodie, and his nike shod feet up on on the table, don't you?
Re: Says something, at least,
That puzzled me too. If you can't swim, floating is even harder to do, because it's against every natural reaction you've got. Once you've mastered floating, basic swimming is just a matter of waving your limbs a bit.
I reckon she either could swim up to a point, had something that acted as a buoyancy aid, or was a regular at a spa flotation tank.
Except they presented their circumstantial evidence to the student and he coughed.
I think it was also a bit more conclusive. They could track the Tor traffic to a single network access point, one that he was connected to at the time along with a handful of others.
His mistake was in thinking that just because no-one could see what he was doing on Tor was enough to disguise the fact he was on Tor.
Re: Douglass Adams was right, once again.
"Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy ... "
It is not the western spiral arm that is unfashionable, just our end of it..
Re: Oh really?
"the chances of generating a valid username/password combo is surely miniscule."
They aren't generated. They are username/password combos that have been stolen from other systems. Because people frequently use the same username/password over multiple systems, it's worth the criminals' time trying them elsewhere.
Makes your choices and takes your chances
Where does this article say that the police would not regard bitcoins as a "real" asset?
The risk here is no different from storing your cash in a bank that got closed down due to illegal activity. Until the matter is sorted out, you will have difficulty accessing your money. It may never get sorted out. In which case, tough luck, you are a victim of crime and making the mistake of storing your wealth in an institute that shouldn't have been trusted.
Re: And then
"Good luck finding a replacement auditor that doesn't rely on Excel"
They are the eighth largest metropolitan economy in Europe. They don't have to go looking, auditors will come running.
Besides them being, you know, the customer who the auditor should be trying to accommodate. You think that Open Office Calc has no way of getting data from Excel?
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