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I've had a number of IP cameras over the years and it rarely takes more than 15 mins to find a way to access the feed without logging in. Seems to be an issue across the board and not just these brands.
They bought a lot of smaller companies
They've bought a lot of smaller companies and customer details from other companies. So it's more likely that they got your details from a partner they paid rather than just spamming you.
I understand how these hacks happen, usually sql injections and whatever. What I don't get is how someone manages to download such a huge database which would hugely put a major stress on the servers plus use some serious bandwidth and no one in their tech team notice it for such a long time.
'Until then user are still required to endure the productivity-destroying and frankly degrading process that is software downloads' - you mean going to the chrome web store and clicking 'install' on the extension?
Could be innocent
Most of these stories seem to go the same way. Computer is stolen, "geek" activates software and grabs webcam pics, screenshots etc. Publishes them. Later finds out the person bought it innocently enough on a site like ebay or craigslist. Ends up in the shit for posting pictures and information of innocent people.
How long before a cop loses the gadget
and someone has a field day with everyones information?
Anyone have their range details so I can block them from my sites?
I was using a MK802 as a home server. Similar specs to what you quoted (a little lower though). They cost about 20-30 quid brand new on ebay and you just have to download and flash linux to a microsd card. They're pretty capable but I found myself putting up to its limits quite often so ended up upgrading. Still far more powerful than my raspberrypi though and it has 1GB RAM. Graphics capabilities are lower though.
I recently replaced my home server with a intel atom variation (dual core 1.8ghz). The finished box is just as small as the NUC and consumes 15 watts with a spinning disk inside (less if you use an SSD or similar). I like the look of the NUC but it's gonna take awhile before they become available in the Philippines.
It's more than capable as a home server downloading my torrents over night, streaming to multiple devices as a samba share, work development stuff (regular LAMP style). Cost about 150 quid :)
What day is it?
I groaned but then realised the date.
123-Reg admin panel sucks hard
It's always been so terrible. Constantly kicks you out because the various parts don't play nicely with each other. Easy to access other peoples details/domains as mentioned in this post and it's generally just a huge pile of wank.
Re: Online for single player is BS
Thanks Danny 14 but it really doesn't work for me. My password IS saved and it does offer my the option of Offline mode but then it still tries to connect anyway. If I follow the instructions in the steam forums then it works. Those instructions are to login with a connection and then set steam to offline mode. I can then open steam in the future with or without an internet connection and it will work. But obviously I wont get any updates, the steam browser wont work etc.
Are you using using OS X?
'axed after outrage'. I was expecting to come read a story about how they've given up on the idea because it pissed off so many people.
Instead it's just temporarily disabled while they work out why it was causing other issues.
Re: Online for single player is BS
As I said, it will ask you if you want to start in offline mode but it will NOT work unless you previously set your Steam to 'Offline mode' while you were ONLINE.
If you search the steam forums you'll find numerous mac users complaining that it's a roundabout way of doing it because it means you need to KNOW that you wont have a connection beforehand in order to set it to Offline mode.
TPB April fools
They nearly always do them in March instead of April. They did the exact same hoax before.
There are games online that have been doing this for awhile
There are a number of games online that can use an iPhone or Android phone as a controller for a web based game. They use the browser of the phone in the same way as discussed in this article. One example - http://thenextweb.com/apps/2012/03/24/control-this-desktop-space-invaders-game-with-your-iphone/
Re: They didn't give their kids the password...that's the whole point of the law suit
Indeed, seems like a lot of people here don't understand the process.
One important thing to note is that many.parents let the iPad be used by very young kids that have little concept of money and way well not even realise that what they're doing in the game is resulting in real world costs.
So its not just kids being naughty.
Re: compared to 3d printers?
You're the exception. Take a look around at the stats and you'll see that the number of failed kickstarter projects that make off with the money are large. The number of projects that take the money but then refund after a LONG time are large. The number of projects that deliver ON TIME are small.
I think you're talking shit tbh.
Whats with the annoying fucking tongue twister titles on here the last couple days. They're not clever, they're just a fucking pain.
compared to 3d printers?
There's no way you can compare this to a 3D printer which can create somewhat accurate and certainly useful objects. This pen would be a pain in the butt to use and its a kickstarter which means 80% chance it won't ever actually make it into the buyers hand, if it does then it will be a year later than planned - by which time there will be something better available on store shelves.
Identified by Vodafone
This problem was identified by vodaphone at the beginning of the week - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/11/vodafone_ios6_1_software_problem/
They're not hotlinking it
They copied the file locally. It's hosted on their own server.
I bought the Samsung SMT-S7800 about a year ago. Cost me around 250 quid at the time. It's a freesat box with built in HD for recording/pausing and all that jazz. The interface is absolutely wank and very slow. It has an ethernet port and a way to watch Youtube videos but again its dog slow and hard to navigate.
I paid a premium for the Samsung unit because I expected a decent interface, I was very wrong!
Maybe Google will let you put your grade in online and then send you a prescription based pair of glasses?
I hate to get pulled further into the Google ecosystem but I'm really looking forward to getting a pair of these when they come out. I know they'll be kinda pricey and probably not that great in their first release but I just want them SO badly!
Re: It's not entirely unreasonable
Publishers of those videos already have a way to monetize the vids, as long as they're a youtube partner then they earn a commission from the ads.
But I guess some would like to be able to charge $x per month or similar. I'd imagine they're the same people who's views will go from hundreds of thousands to just a handful.
Apart from a few special cases, like online workouts and that kinda thing, the whole model would be impractical. You're not likely to signup to a bunch of different youtubers and pay them all $x a month. So more likely you'd pay one fee to Google who would then give the youtubers 0.5% of that. So just more money into Googles pocket.
There are alternatives to Youtube with better features, nicer layouts etc. People use Youtube because it's free and fast. Take away the free bit and people move on.
Some things earn money for Google, some things cost them. Overall it all adds to locking people into the Google ecosystem and earns big money in the long run.
If they really want to help video creators then they could increase the amount of commission they pay them for ad clicks because right now its insanely low.
Re: Views vs Thumbs Up
Correct. Views often stall at around 300 and then update sometime later. So this really is normal. Thumbs are near realtime.
I used to love Firefox and scream its praises. Then it stated throwing up alerts and warnings and upgrade notices every time I launched it. I groan every time I have to use FF now because I know it's going to bug me with questions as soon as I open it. I'd read that they'd stop doing this but they haven't.
So if their phone is anything like their browser, I'd be throwing it against the wall after a week.
They should just save the money, we don't need another phone OS. I wont even charge a consultation fee for my advice here.
You can install Raspbian on the APC. ( http://www.raspbian.org/ApricotImages )
You can actually install any OS, it's just a matter of dependencies and drivers and so on. The same issues with the Pi. The difference with the Pi is that they're more prepared for this kinda stuff and the user base is big enough to get all of the issues ironed out with the major versions of *nix.
I've got the original APC
The original APC is okay, it has some issues that are quite annoying, like the limited Android OS without the official play market (available with a hack but doesn't work perfectly), limited output on HDMI (720) and kinda just generally not as great as it first seems.
With the number of cheap android sticks and boxes out there right now, APCs offering is too little too late.
Paid Product placement and El Reg
Mmm I think you guys have more than enough experience in that area.
They already offer multi entry for tourism, I have one in my passport.
Re: Late, Lame and Laughable....
You have some good points although I do think you're being a bit hard on how useful the app is.
I strongly agree about it being a bit of a rip that BT still enforce compulsory WLR for those of us who just want to use the line for internet. Many other countries let you use the line for internet only, without forcing you to pay 'line rental' for telephone services.
Re: Is it that hard to grasp?
If anyone with android would be so kind to grab the .apk and upload it, that would be very much appreciated! Annoying restrictions.
Re: Is it that hard to grasp?
Apple and Google app stores both block the app outside the UK. I assume that once it's installed it would actually work. But if you forget to install the app before you go away then you're a bit boned until someone uploads the apk file.
Re: Is it that hard to grasp?
Okay that's cool.
So this might also be the solution to houses who have kids shouting over who gets to use the phone next. One person can use the landline and the 4 kids can then make their calls from their smartphones.
So 5 calls at once all using the same package. Sounds good to me!
Does it have to be on a smartphone as aposed to a smart device? i.e. could you use it on an ipod touch instead of an iphone? And could you use it on an android tablet (without cell) instead of an android phone?
Is it that hard to grasp?
I'm not sure why so many people are struggling to understand the benefits of this.
Many people are signed up to BT call plans. I myself pay about 8 quid a month for unlimited 'free' calls to landlines, 0845 and 0870, any time of the day.
So I can now make those same calls from my smartphone. For example if I'm sitting in a hotel in Dubai and don't fancy spending a fortune on a long distance call back to the UK. Skype would be an alternative but I'd still have to pay per minute. Why not make use of my BT plan?
For those bitching about data costs being higher than the value of the call, you don't have to use 3g/4g, you can use any wifi point as well!
I wonder if you can call your own number. For example lets say I go abroad without the misses and want to phone home from my smartphone to talk to her. Would it work?
All I have to do is submit some crap app and sell it for $100, say its some kinda speciality app, hence the high price. Get 10 people to buy it so I've hit their $1000 threshold. Then wait for RIM to pay me the other $9k
Re: I was starting to think I might have been too quick to buy the S3..
mmm after you take into account the OS, you've got say 5, 5.5 gb left. Add your apps and games and you're down to 3gb. Add a small selection of music and you're down to 2gb. A HD recording from your camera will eat up a gig in 20 or 30 minutes. So umm yes there's good reason to complain about 8GB on a modern top of the line phone (which this is).
Re: Battery life...
There are after market battery extenders for most popular phones. There are generally 3 options.
1) External usb battery. These vary in size, usually about the same size as the phone itself and give 1-3 full charges (depending on quality/size/cost).
2) "cases" that have batteries built in. The phone sits in the case like a cradle. They can make a phone a bit bulky.
3) Larger batteries and replaceable back covers. You replace your stock battery and back cover with new larger versions. Makes your phone a little chunkier but not too bad really.
3.1) Higher rated batteries that squeeze more juice into the same package size. Just watch out for cheap knock-off batteries that say they' hold more power but actually hold less.
I was starting to think I might have been too quick to buy the S3..
But then I got to the bit where you said there's no expandable storage. The 8gb would be unusable for me after I install my apps, games, a bit of music and record a couple short videos. The 16GB would just about get me by but I'd always be deleting my video recordings.
I bought a 64GB microSD for my Galaxy S3, so I now have a total of 80GB (minus whatever the OS takes up). I don't have a lot of big apps but HD video recordings do take up quite a lot of space.
Re: Nice to know
Password hashes are often stolen as a result of sql injections. So the attacker doesn't really have any solid access to the server, only access to the info stored in the database. So they really have to brute every hash.
If they had access to the server then they could just change the login page to log/email every password in clear text as the user logs in.
This is why I like 2-step auth.
Even if someone gets my hash and then manages to crack it, they'll still be locked out.
Random levels required
Would you not need random levels for the competition? Most of us could put together some macros to play the level well if we were given enough time on the level. But the aim of this project is for the AI to actively work out what's going on and then try play the level.
Re: Oh Yes! != Oh No!
Isn't the Ouya just an android box? As far as I can tell it's nearly identical to the one I already have and use as a media centre. The difference is that mine has an air mouse and the Ouya has a gamepad.
Add their fancy frontend to my box and give me the controller and I wont need to buy the Ouya.
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