948 posts • joined 27 Apr 2007
Beijing is already employing giant deodorant cannons to deal with landfill odour. I suspect this is part of their national defence strategy. Nobody is going to want to go there.
Even when there are alternatives to the big names, it doesn't mean someone won't come along and screw them up . . .
And I sincerely hope someone does.
Someone left the barn door unlocked
And some people started horsing around.
first true portable
There's lots of love for Osbornes in the vintage community. The 5" diagonal, 52 character wide screen looks particularly cool.
Need more eyes
I think it's about time we get an open source bitcoin exchange solution.
Re: Ahh, the luxury of the few.
People in cities do tend to be smug about their 5 mbps (and up) connections. Rural wireless here in Canada tends to be 1.5 mbps and I understand that large areas of the USA are the same. There are a few percent on this continent who are still on dialup, but that is often by choice, so they don't have great expectations. The world is much bigger than UK and NA though.
I'd have to agree that jpegs are not much of a problem. A few years ago when I was doing dialup, me and the missus were both able to surf at the same time. Of course we now pull down lots more, but the rural 1.5 mbps "highspeed" will still allow audio streaming, Youtube, and surfing all at the same time. People in cities do tend to be smug about their 5 mbps (and up) connections though, and high definition video streaming is not going to happen in much of NA any time soon.
Re: Surely if Bitcoins are
Surely if Bitcoins are ... An alphanumeric data sequence, then it's an IP theft issue? or am i missing something?
Like Mark says, IP theft should probably be copyright infringement. However, there is indeed something missing here, because fiddling the "alphanumeric data sequence" of somebody else's Visa account doesn't really fit into the "three strikes" meme - although a few people might consider a first offence warning letter to be preferable to jail time.
Re: " ... failed to spot ..."
Send them a pad of sticky notes. (proven technology)
Re: As we are talking about anecdots...
". . . but you know how these old people are. They don't want to listen - reminds me of some software company."
Do I know how old people are? As a matter of fact I do. I'm an old fart and I don't intend to listen you young fellows any time soon. I'm going to stick to my FreeBSD. Now get off my lawn.
Re: Let's ask bankers
Indeed, they start off with invalid assumptions and FUD, so we know it's going to be a kangaroo court.
A jury trial huh?
That is indeed interesting. I believe that a jury trial is normally requested if you don't feel that a judge will rule in your favour based on facts of law. With a bench trial, the judge is often assumed to favour the government - yet they want to take their chances with a jury?
Chinese search engine
Should have been called Noodle
where do you see any attack on Apple?
I guess you need to read between the lines. Perhaps even between those.
Re: Typical reg
What is this, some kind of social experiment pitting Yet Another Anonymous coward against Yet Another Anonymous coward to see what the response is? Unless this is the same YAAc, may I suggest that YAAcs don't respond to each other so as to avoid confusion.
$60 per person?
I'll gladly sell them mine. (a buck's a buck)
"make full restitution of all funds wrongfully obtained,"
Were the funds actually wrongfully obtained? Wrongfully lost perhaps.
I can't keep up
I thought hipsters were short pants. Short at the top - that is. Now you tell me it's people with short beards. Next you'll tell me they're shaving their asses like baboons.
Not what Manchin wants to hear
"This is a far more transparent system than conventional financial services and payments, in which the vast majority of transactions are concealed", wrote foundation general counsel Patrick Murck.
Out of control?
Does that mean that at some time we might expect one of these from our own government which could cause us grief? Just like any munitions, malware needs to be controlled and contained or it can become a liability. Mistakes will be made.
Re: "the currency helps facilitate criminal activity"
The very features that make Bitcoin attractive to some also attract criminals who are able to disguise their actions from law enforcement.
Sounds like US cash.
Anonymity combined with Bitcoin’s ability to finalize transactions quickly, makes it very difficult, if not impossible, to reverse fraudulent transactions.
Sounds like US cash.
I am most concerned that as Bitcoin is inevitably banned in other countries, Americans will be left holding the bag on a valueless currency.
Sounds like US cash.
There's something oddly familiar about this. Will I be hearing "Chromium is a nice text editor, now all it needs is a browser"?
"both national security and liberty"
They do have a reputation to uphold. Too bad it's not a good one.
I agree that filesharing is not stealing. But stealing a car very much is and like all physical stealing destroys the trust and general well being of society. Not getting caught does not change that one bit. Shame on you.
One Thing Leads to Another
We'll just have to send them some more coal so they can make power for those grow lights they'll be needing.
Now I can get twice the LinkedIn spam.
I'm not sure that Microsoft will ever really get a grip on China. I just found this 2007 article on CNN.com.
By 2001, Microsoft executives were coming to the conclusion that China's weak IP-enforcement laws meant its usual pricing strategies were doomed to fail. Gates argued at the time that while it was terrible that people in China pirated so much software, if they were going to pirate anybody's software he'd certainly prefer it be Microsoft's.
Today Gates openly concedes that tolerating piracy turned out to be Microsoft's best long-term strategy. That's why Windows is used on an estimated 90% of China's 120 million PCs. "It's easier for our software to compete with Linux when there's piracy than when there's not," Gates says. "Are you kidding? You can get the real thing, and you get the same price." Indeed, in China's back alleys, Linux often costs more than Windows because it requires more disks. And Microsoft's own prices have dropped so low it now sells a $3 package of Windows and Office to students.
Sounds good but
It also sounds like DRM, which often has side effects.
Is an unencrypted wallet enough?
Unencrypted wallet does seem a bit harsh, but wouldn't it take more than that? It seems to me that the attacker would have to install a virus or keylogger, and that requires root privileges. I can guess how that happened, but nevertheless these were rather trusting souls.
Is that a pseudoscientific interpretation of "too hot to handle"?
It's a carbon copy.
Re: Since when is trust a one way affair?
AT&T is a large government contractor for the US DoD, including the NSA. Is that credential enough?
In their case I need two pieces of ID . . . plus a security deposit.
Since when is trust a one way affair?
I suggest that AT&T provide me with their credentials in return for mine. They can trust me.
I'll wait until it goes on sale
Fifteen bucks is still a bit steep for me.
There's no spare parts shop on Mars
Now there's an opportunity.
They're not the Messiah. They're very naughty boys & girls.
There's obviously been a mixup then.
Fire insurance too. If crazies can get the ability to turn on all your electrical equipment and crank the furnace while you're on vacation, then there is a problem. One that insurance companies could take note of.
I can imagine that if insurance companies find out about the dangers of these things, they'll be asking the same question.
There's a new version?
.. <DIR> 10-08-11 4:47a
LYNC EXE 37,820 04-10-96 12:08a
LYNC CFG 3,282 06-10-96 1:59p
LYNC DOC 84,201 04-01-96 9:44p
I wonder if that will work for filesharing.
Re: Just curious
You set it up the way you want. The WP menu looks like this:
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Chose the second one and it's easy to administer. I've set them up that way for years. Having people "sign up" to your blog is just a silly idea in most cases. As far as I can tell, the only reason for multiple logins is if there are multiple authors or it's a private blog with no public access. Neither of those two are very common.
Why would anybody except a single admin have to log into a WordPress site? Users can participate in the discussion without logging in. I've seen sites where there is an ability for users to log in, but am unaware of any practical use for that. I host a number of WordPress sites myself, and haven't found that "feature" useful.
If they're anything like us
The Chinese government can now view the dropbox traffic.
and have to buy a specially designed and patented coat hanger.
How innovative can that be?
Britain has much more outstanding names. How about .worcestershire or .shitterton?
Re: 'criminals don't trust Bitcoin'
And of course it's true. I read it on The Register.
So it's a vulnerability
There's plenty of those around already. Is this going to make much difference? It's not like Linksys/Belkin is known for fine router software and somebody would buy one of these particular models based on some assumption of quality. More like these are marketed to the crowd who already has some virus running on their computer.
Or will we be seeing the ultimate DOS attack? Seriously, it's going to be irresistible for some hackers.
Re: "don't pay tax, get no votes."
A parallel take would be, that since the real voting is done with your wallet, high income people shouldn't be allowed at the polls since they've already had their share of influence.
Re: Perfect descriptor
Perfect indeed. I assume it refers to bulbous buttocks.
has there been a really big change in the gene pool?
It's the gender pool which has exploded.
Sex is Not Gender
I hope they have "don't know" on the list. As for pronouns, there aren't enough to go around.
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