1502 posts • joined Friday 19th June 2009 19:27 GMT
Re: Win8 to Linux Alert
Sadly, Windows 8 uses a new master boot record type which most operating systems on the market will balk at, including Windows 7. You have to replace the GPT with an MBR, this is deliberately made difficult in order to dissuade people (non-technical) from removing the pre-installed copies of Windows 8.
Re: Yes newbies - try Petra
One reason to not immediately include the latest Ubuntu updates is that they have broken several systems that have been installed for some newbs I manage. My newbs insisted on Ubuntu instead of my recommendation of Mint and they are contacting me after every one of these unstable updates. Install Ubuntu updates = bricked desktop in most cases (for newbs).
"mmm, smells like Mint 16" -- What an apt statement, it looks YUMmy.
"Almost half (46 per cent) of total ads served to the sites were for unknown or unidentified brands which invited users to click through, often to fraudulent scams." -- What kind of numpty actually clicks on adverts on the internet?
Re: "This kid might outlive RIM.” Everyone laughed
Not a missed opportunity at all, Bieber is a PR liability nightmare and an ignorant idiot. RIM are sensible for giving him the finger.
Re: Brits forgetting their past?
Re: Message to mobile operators
The operators should refuse to sign the contract and then publish it on the internet for all to see (as, if they have not signed it they cannot be bound by it)
"A jokey US ad agency recruitment campaign encouraged users to stage fake computer crashes so that they might be able to ditch work early." -- How do you bunk off early if it is your job to fix crashed PCs ?
" “Parents need to think about putting filters on their accounts and finding out more about keeping children safe online."" -- Not any more they don't ... Nanny-Net to the rescue.
"Macho humour at the expense of women is no longer cool Microsoft. And neither is Internet Explorer." -- You, Gentleman Sir! Owe me a new keyboard and mouse!!!
Re: Cannot post or rank anymore
There was a clear warning of what unlinking your account would do presented to you before you unlinked it. Some older pre-G+ accounts can be unlinked without losing your whole youtube account.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA -- That is all!
/Mine's the one with a copy of Viz in the pocket.
Re: So, while we can...
Smooth move AC, smooth move!
393 London Road, SS7 2BY:
"Intim Eurostyle Sex Aids & Lingerie"
Re: "Tax" - really?
"Soon after I got threatening letter. Not a letter asking me to confirm whether or not someone lived there or if there was a TV there. No they went straight in first letter to threats of legal action." -- Ignore the letters, eventually they get bored and they stop sending them.
Re: Insult or Injury? Which would be defamatory?
If you insult someone, in public, with the intent to cause distress or alarm you are guilty (technically) of committing a public order offence.
I am having trouble distinguishing these NSA guys from the "Hackers" and other "Miscreants" on the internet.
Re: So, while we can...
"*cough* GCHQ *cough*" -- Yes, I am sure that finding the culprit behind a defamatory comment on the internet is well within the remit of the intelligence services. </sarc>
I think we should have another 'internet silence' day where all websites either switch off or serve a black screen instead of the actual web page.
"Fortunately it's not a flat spin ..." -- http://www.f-106deltadart.com/580787cornfieldbomber.htm
"We also wondered how you could [possible] make one of your own." -- There was no 'corrections' button
I was going to buy some DVD box sets today on Amazon ... don't think I'll bother now.
"selfie" : Sounds like masturbation to me.
Re: Has anyone noticed
"The writing style of quite a few of the supportive Google commentators is similar to the point of being suspicious?" --- I'm usually a supporter of Google, but, this time they can go Fuck+ themselves.
Re: I don't get it
"It is theft, the resources are funded through advertising therefore denying the provider revenue by blocking ads means you're stealing content from their networks." -- It's not stealing, it's advert avoidance. All perfectly above board. Is sticking my fingers in my ears and shouting "La-La-La" during the adverts stealing ?
GCHQ, if what you were doing were legal; you wouldn't have had to use malware to do it.
Cost of broadcasting rights £897M.
Seeing BSkyB subjected to their own medicine: priceless.
Disclaimer: I am not a football fan
It's simple. Google+ has little uptake, has not really been all that interesting to most people and in order to boost uptake they are taking a swipe at the youtube community, hoping that forcing youtube users to sign in to comment and such will actually be accepted. I never really commented before, now so less likely.
"Would you like to use your real name for all your Google services?" -- No, now Foxtrot Oscar.
That'll be one seriously hot MOM if it goes that close to the sun.
Why don't the FBI just give the folks over at the NSA a call and see if they can get a go on "the All Seeing Eye"?
Re: top-spec PC
System Specifications for Battlefield 4 here :
I'm playing with an i5 2500K, a GTX660 and 8GB of 1200Mhz RAM
Plug your HDMI cable from your TV into your PC (if possible) and just play your movies directly onto your screen instead of streaming. No remote ? Get a little wireless mouse (and keyboard if you wish)
Sounds like the most retarded step-backward I have ever heard of. The PS4 < PS3 in terms of features, such as playing audio CDs, MP3s, external storage support, Media streaming from your PC (as long as you don't stream er, music and videos)
What were they thinking ? I was very much decided that I probably won't buy a PS4 until a few years from now, but, after this article I probably will just ignore the very existence of the PS4.
Re: Re Miek
I wonder if we (the public) will be able to obtain a similar list of Politicians that have vested interests in companies so that we can spot obvious conflicts of interest within the Government.
""A few times per day, an undisclosed (more than 1) number of Coinfloor agents go to multiple underground vaults in separate locations held with separate companies to visit the USBs containing encrypted private keys. In the heart of the deposit chamber the agent signs user's withdrawal transactions on an offline computer and then once the agent is above ground, the agent takes the signed transactions to an online computer and uploads them to the Bitcoin network. We believe this protects us from all methods of online attack and prevents against physical (rubberhose) attack, as the private keys are never together in one place or accessible by one person," it said." -- A virus located on the online computer could infect the USB key that the agent is transferring the transactions from the offline computer to the online computer and setup a data passing scheme using the USB device.
"Users" - Oh I have been calling them minions for the past few years, is that why I have had no promotion?
"My only criticism of the show is that it’s apparent none of the performers have worked in a real office. The backing soundtrack of typewriters and dot-matrix printers was a giveaway, and at one point they slap their malfunctioning LCD displays to try get them to work." -- I had a LCD monitor that bleached to white every so often, one quick and deliberate slap on the top right corner (from behind) was enough to restore normality.
"I'm all for people to learning to code" -- I'm all for people learning to read what they've written, but, as for everyone needing to learn to code, probably not necessary. Perhaps students could pick and mix modules for their Computing studies and tailor their course to suit their desired career paths, as there are many facets to the subject.
If I had hacked the President of the United States of America's email "inbox" (along with all his other folders) I would be breaking the law and would probably be extradited and imprisoned. Yet if the spooks do it; it's all above board. Seems legit.
As spying is now a seemingly legitimate activity ... I thought some might appreciate this novel consumer item aimed at a rather neglected market: Pineapple Drone
You may want to seek permission before flying that over GCHQ though!
You forgot your coat!
Great, that's all we need, kids that are experts in Microsoft Office and nothing else! I remember I.T classes when they were about computing, not just Office Productivity.
"How much do the Ecuadorians pay to keep him a fugitive?" - I can see that information being in the Public's interest if you pay Ecuadorian taxes, but, what about the security aspect ? This is not in the public's interest, It is not like Wikileaks exposed how to break into GCHQ or what their security procedures are. You come across like a brat throwing toys out of their pram. Your point is moot and the reasoning behind wishing Assange's security arrangements to be leaked is one of only revenge. Go stand in the corner.
"Or is Julian Assange and Wikileaks now the judiciary with power to decide what is and what is not in the public interest for the entire world?" --You have raised an interesting point here, worthy of discussion. Whom should decide what is in a given Public's interest? If we left it to politicians and security services to decide; it would be kept secret, particularly if wrongdoing would be exposed. Ultimately someone has to say "This needs to be made public!" and has to have the stern will to go head to head with some of the most resourceful, conniving and downright devious professionals known to humanity.
""other details I don’t want to go into because of the security situation"
I wonder how he'd feel if somebody leaked that information?"
Why would they ? It's not like that information is in the Public's interest quite unlike the Diplomatic Cables and the Apache video that were released by Wikileaks.
"When he wants to chill out, he watches ... Zero Dark Thirty" -- Yes I found it unbelievably tedious and boring, perfect for falling asleep to.
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