1065 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Their web page is already snooping...
And it also runs JS from Amazon AWS. Surely they aren't storing real data on Amazon S3 or are they just keeping a bit of JS there?
I've never trusted it and I never will.
Re: What about the JS?
Not least of all on the "Warning: You are using Firefox" screen. If you had JS disabled you couldn't go past that message to access the rest of the site.
"showing a Firefox install running on the console."
Blacklist that car immediately.
Er, camouflage error
Isn't the blue paint supposed to go underneath?
Re: Product != CEO
The bigger question is "where is the line drawn?
You had better boycott Boeing then. They make devices for killing innocent children.
1 All your hardware is probably made in China, a repressive regime that regularly imprisons or executes dissenters. Ok!
2. Big US software companies. A nation that invades smaller nation for their oil and kills 100s of 1000s of civilians. Destroys your privacy via spook activity. Ok!
3. Mozilla. One employee is a bigot. Boycott!!!!
Re: A Red. Dwarf?
Shum mistak shurley?
I thought it would have more sense naming it after Biden if it was a leprechaun planet.
Back to school
Reading this reminds me of the conversion tables on the back page of my school rough book*.
* I'm sad to find that Wikipedia doesn't have an article on rough books. You kids will have to use your imagination.
Not all bad.
Cockwomble seems to be safe for now.
Probably wants to spend more time with his
From the horse's mouth...
...an old friend of mine is a fairly senior manager at a well regarded airline. He says no one has a clue what happened and that lines up well with Mr Page's last paragraph.
So it's true
a new section in the iTunes store specifically dedicated to "Sharing Selfie" apps
This confirms we have long passed peak civilisation and it's all downhill from here.
I'm going to stock up with food and fuel as iPhone-wielding barbarians will be at the gates soon.
@ AC Re: At least those other publications…
As the OED says about petards and hoisting:
Have one’s plans to cause trouble for others backfire on one
Ms Fiveash's article was intended to "cause trouble" for the non-tech media because they got a word wrong only to get a word wrong herself.
It may be the middle of the night here and I may be dyslexic but I don't see a problem with my comment about her use of "worldwide" instead of 'world wide".
Re: Ahh the WWW
The Kiwis say it as "dub dub dub" which is a but faster.
Re: At least those other publications…
And they didn't call it the "worldwide web" either.
Is that your petard I see being hoisted, Kelly Fiveash?
"Star in a jar"
A star in a reasonably priced jar, no less.
Ahh, the luxury of the few.
for most of us bandwidth is no longer a problem
Most of who? Feel free to speak for yourself but many of us still don't have that luxury.
Re: Couldn't agree more
I certainly don't regard QANTAS as the worst airline I've flown with
If you'd been fucked about by Qantas as often and as badly as I have then you'd have a different opinion. They are awful.
Couldn't agree more
Qantas is in trouble because it's a shitty airline and the worst I've had the misfortune to fly with (apart from LOT. I once flew with them in the 70s and it was a bit scary.)
As for Indian food, many airlines offer Asian meals as an option and they are always better than the standard fare.
Don't forget digital photographs
Always destroy the negatives.
"throwing wet bar towels at her"
By US standards isn't this getting off rather lightly? Given that the alternative is usually anything between a bullet, being "democratised" by an invading US army or even nuked, I think she should be quite pleased.
Re: Doing the Warmist shuffle
Who to trust? Rush Limbaugh, Donald Trump and some conspiracy theorists or skilled climate scientists? Tough call.
So it's suddeny fun to gratuitously mock someone's sexuality
You couldn't have been more wrong if you tried. Impressive.
It must have been tempting to use the phrase Nancy boy in this article.
"the world's first ever smut-focused web browser"
Really? The Pornzilla project is over ten years old.
I'd love to give these people an immersive experience in a bath of acid.
Re: Should have spent a bit more
Duracells and a different name. Maybe something that doesn't sound like it was picked from an Anne Summers' catalogue.
Meetings rooms haven't really changed that much for last 25 years
Now with available with added NSA industrial espionage.
Re: That featured screenshot doesn't look like the boot screen
That screenshot rather much looks like an installation screen
Yup, that graphic of the world in the last image looks like a dead ringer for the time zone selection dialogue in an openSUSE installation.
Anyone know if it's used in other distros?
Re: the pub reaction
the pub reaction!
Is he talking about the time he left his kid behind in a pub and everyone was horrified?
Does this mean my boiler will now target me with ads?
No but the NSA will know your thermostat setting.
1. No list of excuses.
Most dangerous animal in Aus?
Not sure of the veracity of this list but it seems pretty sound:
· Horse, pony or donkey – 77 deaths
· Cow, bull or bovine – 33 deaths
· Dog – 27 deaths
· Kangaroo – 18 deaths
· Bee – 16 deaths
· Shark – 16 deaths
· Snake – 14 deaths
· Crocodile – 9 deaths
· Ostrich or emu – 5 deaths
· Others, including fish, sheep, goats, camels, cats and jellyfish – 39 deaths
L is for #Loser
social marketing “experts” embarrassed themselves and singer Susan Boyle by coming up with #susanalbumparty to promote the singer’s latest work.
You think that was a mistake? It's a very effective piece of marketing: At the end of 2013 it's still getting media coverage.
Re: The UK should appreciate what Edward Snowden has done for them ...
The supporters of unfettered state surveillance are busy with the downvote button today.
Re: The UK should appreciate what Edward Snowden has done for them ...
I often wonder, and especially today, what Alan Turing would have thought of all this. His legacy his been flushed down the toilet of history by those that followed him.
Re: At last
That would be hard work and need lots of form filling.
They could make a start by having QEII make a public apology to all those that were criminalised by this law. Next would be the people that suffered from shellshock and were shot for being cowards.
The Queen's Xmas speech would be a good venue for it.
Now what about an apology and pardon for all the others?
If I was making such a list...
...I'd start with blocking the really dangerous sites like the Vatican or the White House. These places actively target vulnerable kids with priest and missiles.
I was just trying to be witty. Comparing apples and oranges is always futile.
"You wink at a pair of shoes in a shop window"
Google Glass: As worn by massive winkers.
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Analysis Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
- Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
- Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
- OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs