Im sure the Faceborg will develop some valuable skills and techniques from this exercise.
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They could have saved £400,000
By giving me £400,000 to do the job.
@AC Re: Oh dear.
You don't have to use your real name, as long as it's a believable one.
Yes, if it's 'the internet' that's being given problems from a PC, then have the PC blocked at the ISP. Lot's of people use their computer for activities that don't need internet access so at least they can carry on doing 'internal' work.
However, if a court order is needed, then someone will have to do the work of applying for the order and take the responsibility of providing judges or magistrates with truthful evidence. Would Microsoft take that responsibility? Would anybody here want them to?
Re: Cue lots of Apple hate
"Because the report headlined with Apple ..."
Did we read different articles?
How's that anonymity working out for you?
Re: It's not just AMD saying there's a problem.
If I download and install/run a .msi or .exe file, doesn't the same binary code run regardless of whether I have an Intel or AMD CPU? So does this only affect performance if I compile my own benchmarks?
It's a modern meme
"A spokeswoman for the hospital said patient safety is its highest priority ..."
Does the US have any kind of subsidy for electricity generation from 'renewables', where you get paid more than the standard price when you feed your generated electricity into the grid? I'm wondering what the capital repayment period is for a project like that and the ongoing ROI.
Oh, the irony
"While the museum is demanding charges of indecent exposure, ..."
"Ganesh apparently used Free Basics to double his crop yields and get a better deal for his produce."
People in Kenya had similar experiences when cheap mobile phone communications with text messaging became available. This was because of an increase in communication between people over previously inconvenient distance. It's not about accessing internet websites, it's about people being able to communicate with each other anytime they want to and need to.
Re: Here we go....
"... can even run legacy Windows software ..."
Maybe we'll see producers of popular 'Windows only' software issuing Linux releases of their products?
I tried to repair a friend's hernia last week
I bought some surgical scalpels, a retractor, a medical suturing kit and some chloroform. He recovered well and walked away. Two days later he collapsed and was taken to hospital. I was arrested and the doctors who treated my friend said I was stupid to try to do that without having had proper training in the use of those tools. I'm a qualified engineer dammit; it's a simple concept and I was very careful. Those medical people make things too difficult.
Re: Bad Bad Bad
"... bad eyes, which normally would be weeded out of the gene pool."
Apparently, in neolithic times, some craft workers produced intricate miniature jewellery, without use of magnifying lenses. It is assumed that they were very short sighted but they survived because they had skills that were valued by their community. In the modern world, we need people who can do more than run and jump well and kill bison effectively.
Re: Where is the gaming commission
Especially since this :- " including ongoing activity from a malware program named “Framepkg.exe,” which Trustwave had found, but apparently had not contained or sought to remediate, during its investigation in 2013."
"... the murderers coordinated their killings via unencrypted SMS which wasn't picked up, despite some of them being under police surveillance."
Have the various politicians and supporters of 'backdoors' put as much effort into enquiring why this happened?
The first three paragraphs
They're a filter to get rid of those with a weak constitution and any sense of decorum. I walked straight through it. Your life is more interesting than mine but I'm not at all envious. Thank you. :)
Simon is a big feather on the Australian wing of El Reg.
Any commentard reviews?
I'd be interested to hear the opinion of anyone who's used this. How does it deal with idioms and 'rare' tenses?
This is why ....
.... I use a pre-paid credit card for my occasional hotel bookings, regular petrol purchases (if I don't have enough cash) and purchases over the internet.
Facebook and Skype aren't 'UK sevices'. The marginal cost of access to an imigration claims help site is zero and it may not be a site not run by the government anyway. The question is, why don't the government want them to have access to information that is freely available to everybody else and to be able to communicate with people who can give them information and advice?
A quick point
I've just settled down with Mint 17.3 MATE which is LTS to 2019, after 3 years on Mint 13 which was LTS to 2017. To my surprise, based on the official Linux Mint site, it seems that Mint 18 will be released in May/June of 2016 and will be LTS to 2021. They are 'looking into' ways of making an upgrade path from Mint 17.3 to Mint 18 so that a fresh install isn't needed.
For some people, it might be better to wait until May/June this year and start with Mint 18. However, it's free and easy to 'play' with 17.3 and make a total mess of things while having a 'learning experience' to get you used to Linux if you've never tried it before.
Go on, do it, break it in many different ways, swear at it and learn how to restore it; it's not difficult.
@JeffyPooh Re: Linux, Linux, Linux, Linux,
Whatever the number, at least they download and install very quickly and you don't get nagged to restart. Even after the initial install from a CD, I only had to wait five minutes for all the updates to arrive and then 2 minutes for them to be installed.
A few days ago, I ran Win 7 Pro after an absence of two months. It took 2 hours to download the updates and some failed to download. After I'd downloaded and installed them all, it told me there were another 17 updates and they took another 30 minutes, with a couple of failures. It was a total WTF experience.
With Linux at home, I can backup my entire system by copying partitions onto a spare hard drive then restore by simply copying them back. Try doing that with Windows if it gets borked.
Re: Weary != Wary
I agree but they might also be weary of all the research and checks they have to do with their lawyers to make sure they are operating within their own country's legislation regarding data privacy.
"With the exception of traffic management, ...."
The case you set out sounds like reasonable (and expected) 'traffic management'. Residential consumers should have been made aware that 'up to' speeds depend on network loading and may be less that the headline figure at peak times.
That seems like a reasonable rationale to me. Also, I wonder how many people actually need a new PC?
"This was not a 'backdoor' vulnerability issue but rather a management authentication issue. ..."
It's a backdoor key issue.
Next, face a mirror and say "Candyman", three times.
"Number used once" is a happily convenient backronym. A 'nonce word' (a word made up for a particular use and not intended to be used again) is a term that was invented about 100 years ago, some time before its use for numbers in cryptography.
Have a look at:
Re: To answer your question about demisexuals
Given the three numbers on the 'sexual scattergram', it would be a simple matter to map that onto three RGB intensities and have a particular colour as an indentifier. You could wear a t-shirt of that colour or perhaps a simple coloured badge on your nights out.
Cutting the nose off the cheese
I had to Google that (and the white tie event). I'm a pleb.
It has rounded corners!
The recently released 17.3 is the Long Term Support version (until April 2019) and I prefer to stick with LTS versions. However, it is easy (and free) to try other versions if you have a spare drive to play with.
Re: Only one album fits
When you say "fits", I assume you mean 'is appropriate/relevant'?
You see the subheading for the article on data migration
"How do you move a 500lb gorilla? Gingerly."
Is this related?
Re: GIMP: love it
Layers are great once you get to know them and their associated alpha masks can be useful too. You just need to play/practice with them or watch one of the many YouTube tutorial videos about them.
Straws in the wind
"A few months later Binney was arrested at gunpoint by the FBI while in the shower, and other NSA staff who had raised similar questions were also collared by the Feds."
Punishment arrests. This shows how it will go in the UK as things 'progress'. (Should I be posting as AC via a Tor browser?)
Re: Not dead yet, is it?
Pehaps someone with humour, imagination and creative writing skills could produce a short sketch for our amusement?
Were they volunteers?
Or were they encouraged to be team players?
There's a lot of it about
"... likely included as a "sub-category of sexual content", ..."
Wikipedia has some 'sexual content'. Do they block that as well?
re. Yann LeCun email
Send him a bottle of elderberry wine and a hamster skin cap. He's earned them.
Re: Element 115
Edit: Sighs; beaten to it.
Re: Who the fuck ...
But, but, it's cheaper that way and it makes it easier for management to monitor it from the comfort of their office.
"... possible paths between trains' operational systems and passenger entertainment systems, ..."
That should be impossible. But, but, but.
Since you moderate every comment, here's a correction:
"... it doesn't look like the (?) of design, either."
Whatever word you had in mind, it must have been too horrible to type.
A well presented analysis, thank you.
"Furthermore, the seductiveness of Apple's software ecosystem meant that the plaintiffs couldn't easily move to the competition, the lawsuit claims."
What do Intel have to say about it?
Not just PR releases; current and ex-engineers may have interesting information to 'leak'.
For not at all simple homeowners
" ... are designed to provide simple homeowner monitoring ..."
" ... designed to interact with properly designed and managed IT networks that provide an appropriate level of IT security and integrity in their own right."
Re: non-harmonious Harmony
Now, in my late fifties after what feels like two wasted lifetimes in engineering, I'm wondering if I should have studied for a law degree when I was in my thirties. Someone I knew who did that, at that time, told me that it wasn't difficult.
Re: Screw Em
A fresh installation of Mint is faster than some Windows updates. (I've recently gone back to using Win 7 now and then for something 'special' and it is amazingly, frustratingly slow with updates and mandatory reboots.)