Next up, putting locks on your doors to be banned as it may hinder the police when they urgently need to search your house without a warrant. After all, only a terrorist would have something to hide behind a locked door.
420 posts • joined 19 Nov 2008
So all those messages I received were actually from Optical Express?
I got dozens of texts offering free eye surgery with OPTICAL EXPRESS, I assumed they were just generic spam using the name of a real company to try and look legitimate.
Re: Another Laurel & Hardy moment
"Since Avast became mainstream, users of the free product (which used to be a true gem) are subject to popups like "Your PC can run faster", "Upgrade now", etc"
Not just the free product, I use the paid for version and they've started throwing adverts up at me all the time. I get about 10 popups a day from the client offering to sell me additional functionality. It's not possible to disable these popups without disabling the software.
Then there's the browser plugin, which includes a mandatory 'price comparison' component which inserts adverts for other websites whenever I buy something from Amazon. I had to disable the browser integration completely to get rid of that.
My license expires in about 6 months, I will definitely not be renewing it and will look for another AV. But I just can't find one these days that isn't a resource hog or hopelessly ineffective.
I made the switch a few months ago, replaced my primary HDD with a Kingston HyperX 3k.
It was fantastic, really fast and simple to install. It lasted 4 months before completely failing and taking my data with it.
Now restored from backups I'm back to using a HDD. Think I'll wait another few years before risking it again.
So, is this why my machine bricked itself after last weeks update?
RE: Keyboard power:
Re: unsurprised, but ...really?
What exactly am I supposed to do about this? I did not vote for these politicians, I have no say in what they do.
Re: Black space craft? Whatever could go wrong
It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
Re: Endless Junk Mail
I'm already a Virgin customer, get phone, internet and TV through them but I still get flyers every other week telling me how much money I would save if I switched to them.
Sounds like both parties are at fault here, one doing the overcharging and one blindly paying the bills without reading them.
Re: I have to say
The last episode had its moments, I thought it felt like a normal 30 minute episode stretched out so the laughs were spread out more than usual.
Tense relations between the US and Russia, a mixed-nationality crew in space trying to get their job done despite the politics. Isn't this just the plot from 2010?
Re: Suit port concept
You can always send someone outside to fix it, or just bring it inside. They're not incapable of coming inside.
Police screw up, taxpayer pays the fine. Business as usual.
Cars and stamps have real intrinsic value. If you started printing your own Monopoly-style money and using it to barter with your friends you couldn't expect the police to value it as anything other than paper and ink.
Is this why my Virgin connection has cut off 5 times over the last 2 weeks? Was down for 2 hours yesterday with 4 similar outages over the previous 12 days.
Re: Not the first time
Don't forget those old Radium cosmetics, for that 'healthy' glow.
You've clearly never dealt with scope creep. Being given 2 weeks to complete a task but constantly having the goalposts moved further and further away as more is added into the requirements. And no matter how often you repeat that adding more functionality will push the completion date back there is always that moment some point after the 2 week original deadline where you get asked why you're taking so long to complete a simple 2 week task.
Re: BOVINES IN SPACE!!!!
If you assume a spherical cow the tipping becomes much simpler.
Re: Obligatory adblock comment.
Adblock absolutely blocks the embedded adverts in Youtube. I got sick of the constant bombardment so just added the youtube ad filter to my block list. I've also blocked all of Google's adwords and other tracking sites and denied all of their cookies.
Yes, but since it's just DNS blocking TPB just keep moving the domain and BT are currently playing catch up having to update the blocking constantly. Virgin do the same thing.
Re: Bit close, maybe.
Looks like a pair of skulls on a veiny background to me.
So they're using the same naming convention as every chinese restaurant then? Two seemingly random words joined together. There's a "Turquoise Kebab" near here, and an "Easy Happy"
What about Captain Jack? I think he's died more times than anyone, not to mention spending a few hundred years buried 'alive', being blown apart by a bomb in his stomach and painfully regrowing his body.
They should add an extra slice to that chart 'Traveled through time while clinging to the outside of the TARDIS'
"you-don't-actually-own-a-thing "AAA" games industry"
And you really think putting games in the 'cloud' is going to change that?
Re: Rover by Christmas?
The moon isn't very far away (compared to everything else in the universe), transit time from Earth to the Moon is less than a week. They could launch on December 10th and still arrive there before the Queens Speech.
Re: Watching with interest
"I know that I can go and buy any PS3 game today and it will work perfectly with the almost seven year old hardware I have."
And consoles like that are the reason that modern games have to be deliberately dumbed down. PC game development is stagnating because of the constant need to make them run on outdated hardware.
So, are the NSA now liable for every incident where this algorithm was broken and private information stolen?
They put the backdoor there, surely if anyone used it then the NSA are to blame?
"very poor information security practice"
This, coming from a government who refuse to use any form of encryption themselves?
A government who repeatedly leave huge quantities of sensitive information on trains, taxis, park benches, public bins?
Just navigate to the stairs and go up.
“NSA personnel are obliged to report when they believe NSA is not, or may not be, acting consistently with law, policy, or procedure.”
Of course they are, that makes it much easier to pick out the 'traitors' for waterboarding and life imprisonment.
Re: the Doctor can take on any form imaginable...
In "The Doctors Wife" The Doctor mentioned his old pal 'The Corsair' and stated that he was occasionally a woman. So apparently gender-switching during regeneration is canon.
"Oh she was a bad girl!"
IPv6 version is the same, just with a slightly larger pigeon
Re: Does anyone know
It's so they don't get run over.
Pedestrians in the US have walked through, been hit by cars, then sued the restaurant for not warning them.
"no body needs BT when you have 3g on tmobile at 8mbs for £5 for 30 days"
Try gaming with that latency and we'll see how far you get. :)
"The national telco has not said which exchange areas will get the FTTP service"
I'll save you some time, it's London.
Their targeted ads aren't the best
I set up a new account, bought a copy of the Divine Comedy. Came back a few weeks later and there was one item in my 'Suggested Items' list... a mop.
How they came to that conclusion I have no idea.
Barack Obama (Formerly Hussein)?
It fits too perfectly to be a coincidence, please don't let the Tea Party know.
I really want to believe that there is an emergency guitar on the ISS. Preferably in a glass case on the wall.
You really think Apple would have caught something like this?
Just look at the hundreds of 'mirror' apps in the Apple App store, they just turn the screen black so you can see yourself in the reflection. Apple make no attempt to stop those sort of scams.
Pretty sure that's just more dust. They don't call it the red planet because it's a commie.
Writing a fake program that asks stupid people to enter their login details != hacking.
I've had warnings from avast about malware embedded in advertising links on reputable sites many times. It's not only 'bad' places that can become infected.
Wasn't there a 'power' granted to local councils that allowed them to spy on people who they suspected of terrorist activity, only for them to immediately use it to monitor anyone suspected of anything (not cleaning up after their dog, applying to a school while not living in the catchment area, etc...)
There's very little we can do about it though, the government long ago stopped caring what the public want or need.
Re: "ship off thousands of vegetarians to Mars"
They're only growing crops there, not farming animals. So no meat being produced, vegetarian diet is not optional.
If they can figure out a way to grow bacon (please no hambush jokes) I'll happily signup in 15 years.
I particularly liked the survey popup "Have you got a minute" that has no close button so you have to refresh the page.
Re: Bias training.
"Rounded"? "Corner"? Those are dangerous words you're using there!