46 posts • joined 20 Aug 2008
Re: I'm going to catch hell for this...
You're absolutely right. It's the same with 'regular' taxi drivers, at least in this country.
Yup. That's it. I thought everybody knew that.
The UK Whatsits?
Exactly who cares in the rest of the world?
What's Google+? Oh yeah, that service that made searches with '+keyword +keyword' useless. I always thought it was really nice of them to drop that feature because they offered something with a + in it. Not.
"The scheme was inspired by similar projects on the continent, such as a card in the Netherlands which allows travellers to pay for trains, hire bikes and even book electric vehicles."
Pray they don't make the same mistakes. And keep on top of whatever the companies involved are trying to do. While the Dutch 'OV-chipkaart' is a good idea in theory, the way it's been implemented is an example of how NOT to do things.
This is why american companies can never be trusted.
And no Microsoft publicity stunt (which is what this is) is ever going to change that. If those companies really meant it, they would have ignored this type of abuse of power from the start - or at least told the proper authorities (i.e. the ones in the country the data was stored in) about it. Instead they have always just complied with it and would have continued to do so if it hadn't been for the likes of Snowden.
Oh hush. Dyslexic writers need their jobs too.
Finally catching up?
Right. A single tld instead of those co or org additions. Like (most of) the rest of the world. Why the fuss?
Re: Conflicting Laws
As far as I am aware this already applies to most countries. Interesting? Not really. End of story for american companies trying to be used abroad? Probably not, though it should be, as the u.s. of assholes has now publicly declared it cannot be trusted.
That last sentence...
Haven't laughed so much in years.
What about the JS?
Re: So what are the alternatives that people recommend?
Using a hostname in your own domain would definitely be an option if your parents' IP address doesn't change regularly (my 'dynamic' address stays the same for months on end). Alternative providers I've used in the past are ChangeIP(.com), No-IP(.com) or Yi(.org).
Re: Mostly prior art
Much too kind. These guys should be extensively tortured and shot.
This was news in 2011. The kernel.org hack was part of it. They made a fuss about it then. Elsewhere it is stated they identified most of those servers three years ago. Why wait this long?
What do they expect?
Americans are hyprocritical moronic prudes. The whole world knows that. Are they really surprised about this? There have been hundreds of similar examples.
Did I miss something?
It's not the 1st of April yet, is it?
Exit microsoft's products
Suggesting Slackware may be a bit much, but I see no reason why the people *I* help couldn't switch to a Debian based Linux distro like SolydXK.
Branch prediction has been in ARM chips since forever (late 1980s or at least early 1990s). Prior art. Patent should never have been granted.
A politician who knows what the public thinks
I haven't laughed so much in years.
Not relevant to anyone outsite the country of companies that can never be trusted again anyway.
So don't use Google directly, but go through a search proxy site like startpage.com. I doubt the piggybacking survives that.
Anonymous? An organisation? Get real!
The remark about an organisation attacking itself makes me wonder if ElReg has a clue about Anonymous after all. I mean, calling it an organisation...
You've got to be kidding...
Looking at that Youtube video I cannot believe anyone could possibly think that's a real girl. The CGI is good, but still easily recognisable.
You brits really aren't very good with other languages, are you?
She's Dutch. Her name is pronounced Naylie.
That's 400,000 customers, not 40,000.
Those guys are either complete idiots or they think we are.
ALL american companies can go **** themselves, whether they're offering cloud in their own shitty country or in the rest of the world. Remember people, even if they are doing the latter, as long as they have a presence in the US of Assholes they'll screw you over as soon as their government goons wants them to. And they won't let you know they're doing it either.
Americans cannot be trusted. Period.
Why are you to dumb to spell the name properly in the title?
Makes you wonder why that lying basterd even bothers. Does he really think anyone is going to believe anything that asshead comes up with? Boggles the mind.
...who don't know one end of a CAT5 from the other.
Because the difference between both ends of a CAT5 is...?
Yes, having unprotected sex is a criminal offence anywhere in the world, not just Sweden.... Oh, wait...
Don't believe EVERYTHING this guy says...
Sorry, but in this case I think he's lying. He must have realised he screwed up after Leaseweb's people contacted his people about the servers and never got an answer, so he's never going to admit it's his own fault.
Why? Kill switches can be used for other purposes than disabling *stolen* phones. Do you trust your government?
Not really virtual, is it? I mean, it's hardware.
I used to have one for my Risc PC, but it was a second processor card, not a podule. And anything more recent than Windows 98 would run far too slow to be useable.
More like global cooling...
There *IS* no global warming. Take a look outside. It hasn't been this cold this time of year in decades.
I wonder if anyone gets the Acorn reference in the title. It's an awful long time ago that ARM stood for Acorn RISC Machines...
Setting up an internet connection is considered programming now? Wow. Talking about clueless morons only able to click links...
Learn your languages
Steelie Neelie doesn't rhyme, morons. Her name is pronounced Naylee.
Open your eyes
Indeed, you don't see the threat. Pretty soon, you may not (be able to) see anything that can be regarded as a threat to whatever the Australian Inquisition deems appropriate.
Rediculous. How can any string compare function see 2010 as earlier than 2009?
Complete and utter morons
Child porn involves children. Drawings, whether they're realistic or not, can never be child porn. Anyone claiming otherwise is a complete idiot.
Another reason why I'm glad I don't live in the UK. The laws over there are becoming more and more bizarre.
Disgusting little country
That's what Britain seems to have become. Glad I don't live there.
License condtions can be voided by law
"Autodesk is likely to argue that it can license its own products on any basis it chooses."
That's debatable. Any condition in that license that's against the law -like not allowing people to make backup copies- would certainly be null and void in this country.
To think I once considered emigrating to Australia...
It's an utterly disgusting country with bloody a**holes running the government and law enforcement. Look at the crazy internet related decisions that have been made recently. God, I'm glad I stayed in Europe.
"we did advise one of our partner Hotlines abroad and our law enforcement partner agency of our assessment"
And they are probably still rolling around on the floor laughing.
It could take five months to fix the vulnerabilities
So? The problems with the Mifare card have been known since March.
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