3516 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
As I understand it, ACPO are a private company set up by senior police officers to enable them to make lots of money from their experience and wide ranging contacts in government and the police. I don't mind them being paid to give their expert opinion and advice or to carry out expert audits etc. I'd do that if I had the relevant experience.
However, I wonder how it is that a private company, with no statutory authority, can take a copy of highly confidential and sensitive information and then sell it to another 'company' which has no statutory authority.
Who else are they selling this information to? Could it be those banks and financial institutions, involved in illegal information gathering, that SOCA have known about but refuse to identify. (SOCA, another group of senior and experienced police officers.) It all looks very cosy doesn't it?
It's not Batman, it's Catman
The shape and position of the ears often confuses people.
" ... 300GB-worth of CGI wizardry ..."
I'd prefer about 4GB (or less) of interesting story, believable plot development and good acting. There are other things/skills they could try to deliver but they need to get the basics right first.
I would have taken the pages down ...
... and sent a written apology. Then, sit back and wait :)
" ... a machete and a hatchet ..."
He should have used wirecutters, obviously. He must have been far gone to make that mistake.
Re: home brew
How many more users could your server accept? Have you thought about embedding adverts? Oh, the possibilities.
Time to charge?
Does anyone know the charging rate of these wireless chargers, compared to the 'traditional' micro-usb on the end of a cable method? My main use of charging is to plug it it when the battery gets down to about 75% and leave it connected until I need to walk around with it. If I want to make some phone calls, I can still use the phone when it's charging, as long as I stay sitting down.
"... with each side alternating its time on top with each ruling."
That's exactly what you'd expect with bounce-back decisions.
Re: SQL injection
I wonder how much it would have cost those 'organisations' to properly sanitise/parameterise (whatever) their websites against the SQL injection attack techniques. Can anybody who really has a clue let us know?
If I want to see ads for alcohol, I just walk down three particular aisles of my local supermarket. It's all there in glorious HD 3-D technicolour, something to suit every taste and preference, and you can touch the products and feel the weight and stroke them if you want to.
I still haven't found the aisles for overtly sexual services. I'll keep looking.
In my small part of the world .......
.....it's the kids who shock and offend me with their swearing. Can they be fitted with filters?
@Rampant Spaniel Re: Couldn't have said it better.
He seems to be acting as a divider in this case. He's probably multi-functional.
Come on jake, even a grumpy old cynical git like me can see that Trevor was making a jokey comment with very pertinent undertones and relevance to the article. He gets an upvote from me. You get a request to be my mentor, so I can progress to the next level.
Re: Stupid title, helping propagate clueless nonsense.
Here in the UK, the word 'Engineer' is used as a rough job description for anything that involves touching/fixing/operating technical stuff. In the US, Canada and Germany, the word Engineer is a legally recognised qualification and profession involving membership of a professional body.
In the UK, the closest we come to that is membership of recognised chartered institutions, and that's got nothing to do with the exact letters of your degree, or lack of one.
Frank Ly BSc CEng MIEE (yes, I know they've changed the name)
" .. users always click "yes" when asked a question .."
Not me. I've considered several apps that asked for ridiculously uneccessary permissions, then clicked the Cancel/No button. e.g an on-sceeen clock display that wants to access contacts list, send SMS and access the internet.
Re: Air conditioning?
Very few domestic properties in the UK have air conditioning. The number of days in the year it would be regarded as 'must have', would usually be very low. Supermarkets, offices and cinemas often have air conditioning.
"..who would self-reference themselves in a deragotory manner?"
Ask the members of NWA. :)
If it's part of your job, to look at the sky .....
... dont you develop an interest in basic astronomy, just for something to think about?
Re: Random standard??
Maybe someone dictated it over a bad phone line and they actually said 'branded'? (I'm munching on straws here.)
"Nobelists could understate chocolate consumption to amplify the appearance that native prowess led to their Prize ..."
I'm sure that a Nobel prize winner would never falsify data for their own benefit.
Re: Legal Question
Given that one of the functions of a 'Solicitor' is to act as a pimp for a barrister, your confusion is understandable.
If it's methane then it's probably farting.
I think he means the underground ducts and tunnels that carry the comms fibres and cables.
Their plan was obvious, with hindsight
Those clever Chinese, concerned about projected long term shortages and high prices of rare earths; decided on a cunning plan to mainipulate the rest of the world into improving the supply of rare earths. The Chinese were willing to suffer short term pain in exchange for the long term gain of everyone. Altruism at its finest.
"... the default settings are very dim"
Did you try turning it up and up again?
A question for Claire Perry
If you see a house on fire, then shout, "Hey, look, that house is on fire!", have you committed arson?
Do you think she'd even understand the question?
Since I never tick the box that says 'Save your card detail for future convenience' , then I don't have to worry about that sort of problem. Do I? Even if I did, they wouldn't store the 3-digit CC security code. Would they?
I use Paypal wherever possible for this reason. I don't totally trust Paypal but I think it reduces my exposure.
@AC Re: Haven't you watched
But that's only for one night of the year, so the daily average is not bad. Or did you mean 'Midsomer Murders'?
Re: Study doesn't take into account that people in different places are different
Anybody who wants to take my details before 'allowing' me to browse products gets told 'no'. I'm tempted to carry a rolled up newspaper to whack those young puppies that jump on you as soon as you walk through the door in some shops.
a millionth of a billionth of a second
I think of it as a micro.nanosecond. (Or a deci.centi.milli.micro.millisecond; multipliers I'm comfortable with.)
Re: Couldn't all this waste heat
That wouldn't be cost efficient or practical for anything but a very large computer centre located next to a power station. It would also required long term 'joined up thinking' from large and separate groups of people. So, sadly, no.
Re: Network Storage Addition
I heard that Sir Kenneth Yellowhammer is suing them.
Re: Not welcomed by me
Yes. If I can access the internet, I can access my domestic NAS box. The 1Mb/s maximum rate out of the house (in my case) may be a problem, but that is a different issue altogether.
Ah yes, ethical hacking, .....
..showing respect for the place you are visiting. Take nothing but database snapshots, leave nothing but messages.
It's not all that bad
I've mucked out stables and shovelled fresh horse droppings and it's not that bad really. Perhaps the 'obvious distress' was at seeing a horse being brought into the restaurant, leading to an understandable assumption that it was destined for the kitchen. Ahhhh, ..... burgers.
Re: No patch for Nexus 4 ?
I was offered an update in February, soon after I got the Nexus 4. I've just done a manual check and it tells me, "Your system is up to date". I'll keep waiting.
No patch for Nexus 4 ?
When I got a Nexus 4 in January, I thought it was a good idea because I'd have all the latest Android goodness (and patches) delivered direct from Google. It seems I was wrong.
I predict ....
A secondary market, or maybe swap shop meets.
This problem would not occur if the telcos treated people as clients/customers, instead of as cattle to be fattened, prodded and poked for profit.
Re: Great Article
I'm waiting for "Backupsky" which backs up all your Amazon data to Microsoft, then "Goobackify" ..........
On a personal level, I use Insync on Win7 and Linux for local to Google Drive mirroring. Single payment of $10 per google account gets you mirrored on as many computers as you like. (I am not affiliated with them in any way.)
Re: @sabroni et al etc.
I always knew that a situation like this would happen eventually.
@YAAc Re: Echoes of the DC-10
I think wolfetone is refering to the FAA airworthiness certification process for components and materials and processes, in general; and not suggesting that FAA engineers crawl around the aircraft looking at stuff.
@stu 4 Re: They've been on the road for years
It was a penguin; but your mind couldn't handle it, so it was replaced by a black and white traffic cone. How do I know this? - I've seen those penguins before, lots of times.
Re: What took them so long?
Want to read/watch/listen to stuff - get a tablet. Want to do serious work - get a laptop.
I am reminded .....
... of the recent article about the PROC government giving reductions in prison sentences for favourable tweets/postings/etc. Who would have thought that officials of the Catholic church and the PROC would have attended the same 'Population Control' workshop?
@auburnman Re: Stop!
Your '**' footnote doesn't have a corresponding '**' marker in the text of your post.
I got a polite and friendly response the last time I submitted a correction. Try it.
.. and telcos are furious with 'misleading' words
Up to 10MB/s unlimited internet
Obvious next stage - work off your sentence in advance
If a Chinese citizen made lots of pro-goverment tweets/comments/etc over a long period of time (properly recorded and logged), could they commit a small crime and not go to prison because they've already 'paid for it'?
Firing a small, high energy projectile at Europa does not constitute a 'landing' in any accepted use of the word. The finest legal minds that Earth can afford have assured us of this, so it will be alright.
A remotely controlled model plane .......
... that provides an encrypted voice and data service to anyone who has the appropriate (and inexpensive) ground equiment? I'd be surprised if the security services allowed this to happen. Expect strict laws and severe penalties for any unauthorised person in possession of such equipment.
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