So, if some scammers can find some scum on social media, why can't our/the USA security services do the same and send a Tornado to the appropriate IP address's physical location?
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This trash is in place already (in a broad sense) but when Hotmail insists people DKIM and SPF their mail, Hotmail themselves are 'too big' to bother doing it's own outgoing email. Probably processor overhead or sheer arrogance, take your pick, but either way until the big players practice what they preach none of these ideas will ever take off.
You have to remember, as far as their marketing dept. goes, a spam email is an email and they can then boast they handle x trillion emails a day, even though to the real world 99.9 % are spam.
Interesting figures (sarcastic mode:off) - did no one run their Windows 10 alpha/betas then on the internet? There should have been something before July 29 surely?
Err, why did you substitute seaweed for bacon? You don't get 'pigs in a seaweed cover' do you, there's a reason why non-crispy bacon is thin, so you can wrap it around filler stuff.
With this sort of confusion...
"With the head of HR publishing a video titled "Dress code? What dress code?", advice on office clobber vanishing without explanation, and management sending a confidential memo on what not to wear, El Reg can absolutely see why there is confusion on Planet HP"
Hmm, they seem split on dress code. I know, why not split HP in two. That'll sort all their problems.
CNIL have been quite vocal recently - do they have an annual review coming up soon?
Well I'm in but why is it a G+/alpha release, Microsoft let anyone download their alpha release OS without having to sign up with Google.
If you look at the Olympics medal table for hammertoss - last 4 gold winners = women 2 Russian and 2 ex-CCCP, men = 3 ex-CCCP and 1 from Japan.
No wonder the malware does gymnastics to get anything done....
100m long - how's Luke going to battle the dark side with something so unweildly?
Off gases, CO2? Means it's a factory complex.
No, pick me
I've numerous small business clients still on W2003 who won't be moving because of a. cost of new software and b. my bill to move them. If Micro$oft have money to give away it'd certainly help me,er my clients.
Re: But its open source
Wrong fanboi, Google's own apps are closed source, such as Google+ but any competent programmer can reverse engineer it. AOSP is the open source version of Android and it doesn't come with any Google bloatware.
Er, John Conners came back from the future to warn them - haven't any of the Terminator documentaries warned you enough?
Well done Lewis
for getting a picture of Talulah Riley in one of your articles.
Reg readers know to never open *any* emails (or lertters) from HMRC
Spot the obvious
Sixty-sixth sixth month = 66 6 (the 'th' dropped for dramatic effect). I bet someones having the Devil of a time in this heat - ho ho ho.
"With flowing ices, exotic surface chemistry, mountain ranges, and vast haze, Pluto is showing a diversity of planetary geology that is truly thrilling."
It shows geology of a dwarf planet Shirley? Or has NASA let slip they know Pluto is really a bona-fida planet?
IAU voters were in the main, astronomers who deal with galaxies and the like, planetery scientists should be the ones to decide if something is a planet.
It's like having road builders decide a BMW is not a car because it is't made of tarmac.
Yes downvoters, that is how rediculous the dsciption and subsequent vote was.
Where's my I love Pluto icon?
Re: Remote power on?
How would you power it on if you'd powered it off? Get off your arse, walk to the telly and press a button? No thanks.
I think it strange they'll let the 'nauts eat some of the lettuce but will only check it after ity comes back to earth. What about DNA mutation and such like, it could evolve into a brain-controlling parasite which would then infect planet earth.
This insanity must stop now.
Paris, brain = a natural togetherness !!
Not part of their internal system but they lost a database full of names and (hashed) passwords along with who are the administrators.
Offsite backups of sensitive data are becoming more commonplace for US gov departments nowadays :-)
And it's only 5 light years away - so make sure your passports are up to date.
Er, it's a well known fact Aussies like to travel. They obviously just stopped over in South America on their way to become bar staff in London.
"Timothy Hospedales" - shouldn't he be working in a hospital ?
Mines the white one
Launch a code of conduct with no repercussions if any wannabe TopGun (2) ignores it. There are laws to govern the size of remote controlled airplanes, surely that should be extended to cover quads.
And why wasn't El Reg doing something like this instead of playing with balloons and paper planes?
Mine's the coat to protect me from the down votes :-)
" offering free identity protection as well as a $1,000,000 fraud insurance policy" - that'll cost them a wedge of mullah considering they could have spent less on some security for their network.
Well I know it's not working. I got an email saying a relative died leaving me a fortune. I sent the processing fee and haven't heard back. Google, you owe me millions.
Sorry, did they say 'wind driven'? So this non-planet has a round moon, is round itself and now has an atmosphere. Time to upgrade it again since these are the same particulars as Mars.
Here's my idea
Put a manakin between mossie base camp (river) and village. Paint said manakin in black treacle (black to absorb the heat better, treacle to trap the mossies). Now, get some nerdie techo-boffin to rig up a CO2 source (should ber self-sustaining, no electricity needed) to entice mossies to it, they see a bloke, move in, feel the heat and go in for the kill.Oh, it's them who die. Hey presto, no mossies.
Now, should I put this out on Kickstarter or IndyGoGo ?
The amount of energy required to move on a lady of the night from one street corner to another.
This is I believe a new standard El Reg measurement (or should be)
Hmmm, so to stress test their distribution service, they switch off their distribition service.
I deny completely that it was me who broke it. Honest. No really, it was that guy over there.
Am I missing something?
"He went on to say that the hackers hadn't exposed "important elements of our source code," and that a protected sector had been set up to protect the company's assets."
Business 101 - your clients are your biggest assets (they provide the money for the boss to keep as his assets). Are your clients details etc. secure? And why would you only protect the important elements?
Perhaps it was lost in translation - will the real translation also appear on Wikileaks?
"such that there is nowadays much more Antarctic sea ice than there used to be "
Bleeding obvious - all that Arctic ice has drifted south and accumulated at the bottom. And before the smart arses claim that ice would float to the top, perhaps the earth flipped over and no one told us.
Ice burns and since there's no ice-cold icons.....
"Psychological reports presented in the case claimed he suffered from severe narcissism, has emerging psychopathic traits, and is oversensitive." - or in English, he used to run Apple.
Mine's the coat filled with down votes....
Surely the real criminals here are the stupid DNS server owners who coudn't be arsed to make sure their servers couldn't parcipitate in a DDoS.
Having worked for a (wannabe 'player') ISP who ran the DNS servers on Linux cause everyone else did it but had no firewall or anything and wondered why FTP servers kept being installed on them remotely...duh !!!
Anniversary of 7/7 - in the aftermath the mobile network was shutdown so only 'special' SIMs worked (ie emergency services), general public had no service for the entire day. This is still the modus operandi I believe so how would mobile,text or twitter help in similar cases?
You took a few days to verify the facts? The Land of the Oppressed was set free by us Brits over 200 years ago. We had to make it look like we cared about keeping it but lets face it, thank f*ck we got rid of the dead weight when we did.
Or did you mean the story of the flying bacon butty filler?
How much bloatware can you fit in a screen that small? <insert ironic icon here>
"How to hack anything" released on t'internet and a day or 2 later this and UA. If another one goes titsup I'm outing them as being pwned.
They believe they are born vampires ? Surely they know they're talking tosh - you need to be bled then killed to become a vamp. What kind of world do these wannabes live in? I bet none have ever really died.
Sorry, I don't believe this - can these women please re-do this survey and it's findings to prove it.
Paris - not a janitor but dirrrty
Re: Evidently you've never bought anything from a 'hardware' Apple Store
Correct, neither online or on foot
If they are only available in store why would a paper reciept end up in my inbox?
Auto f*cks sake
LAMP - Laughable Americans Munch Pancakes
Ligitious Ar$eholes Monetise Politics
Lets All Moon @ sPooks
Hmmm, blasting the universe with high energy x-rays.
I bet that doesn't annoy any of our alien neighbours who are using x-ray telescopes to try and view the universe. Just saying....
Over here we have time-of-day consumption bills, any time of the day we consume electricity, we get billed for it. Or do you mean something else?
Most of the above commentards are obviously fanbois - Android is there to tinker with and put your own apps in unlike the iPhone (remember, there's no I in iphone, or free will, creativity, individuality etc).
AOSP is the Google-free Android, supported officially (and unofficially) by most big players - this means they can do what they want without being tied to Google - my own Nexus 5 (from Google) runs AOSP Lollipop with no Google apps at all. For Youtube, Gmail etc I run it on my tablet.
Also, the 1800 LTE is not really an issue as people have tweaked some phones to run on different bands - the bands are limited mainly by the local phone regulator not the hardware manufacturer
Wow, major denial. I blame it on the Illuminati.
What about the data it would have collected from those alien spaceships heading towards Earth, currently they're about 9 million miles past Pluto and heading this way, probably get here next July 4th :-)