"Wanna own a piece of a troubled outsourcing firm?"
Errmmm... no, not for me thanks.
187 posts • joined 26 Jun 2009
Errmmm... no, not for me thanks.
So stop reading about and commenting on it.
IMHO it's only tedious to those who fail to comprehend the importance of the matter.
"I hope LinkedIn and slashdot (they injected slashdot pages as well) sue."
So do I, but I can't help but think that, if they're successful, it's ultimately the British taxpayer who ends up footing the bill.
And a third suggestion:
Stop bombarding me with junk mail advertising your products when I already have them!
Having been though an Oracle licensing audit myself I feel your pain!
The possessive 's' does not have an apostrophe when appended to 'it'. Ever!
SA90s were good but my personal favourites were Sony Metal XRs. I was never sure which sounded better but the Metal XRs had a lovely matt black finish.
So they were taking many flights because they were concerned about the NSA and GCHQ eavesdropping on electronic communications. Presumably this means they were concerned the NSA could decrypt electronic communications so the point of encrypting the thumb drive was what...?
But often quite easy to work out by looking at the greasy finger marks left on the screen.
"Sad but predictable"
Much like many of your posts and the ago-old "holding it wrong" joke.
He was a much better person than he was a hacker, and that is saying something.
I can't claim to know much about the guy, or his achievements, but that's a hell of a tribute.
I wonder if there will ever be an article or documentary that describes the nature of a comet without using the phrase "dirty snowball".
Who is paying to power the smart meter?
Who do you think?
It's TrueCrypt, not TruCrypt.
In the US, I understand it would be "effected".
No, it wouldn't.
No encryption is 100%
Without brute force and millions, if not billions of years, how does one break into 256 bit AES? It may not be 100% (in theory) but in practice it is.
...and foreign governments have the technology to break through it.
Any evidence to support your claim that foreign governments have the technology to break through any encryption? Thought not.
IIRC certain public sector organisations (the NHS, for example) are obliged to self-report. Telecoms providers are also obliged to self-report. Private sector organisations aren't, in most cases, under anyh obligation at all.
I'd guess that, in reality, the prevalence of data losses/breaches in the private sector, is no less than in the public sector. It's just kept quiet more often.
@NinjasFTW: implied, not inferred.
Given the evidence it's pretty much inconceivable that the guy who is currently in possession of the laptop isn't also the thief. I think publishing his photo online is absolutely fair enough - I'd probably do the same thing.
I also hope the thieving little shit gets what's coming to him.
"And how did it get there in the first place?"
If I was a betting man, and given recent experiences, I'd bet this question can be answered with a single word... Java.
I find it bizarre that somebody has down-voted this post. Even if I wasn't of the same opinion your view seems like a perfectly valid one.
Have an up-vote to counteract it!
If Google see these devices selling on eBay, how will they now what device to deactivate?
~£83 per silent call. Ouch.
"...DVLA might begin to realise how dumb and unnecessary it is to tie an address to a physical license in the first place."
Or they'll start charging for address changes!
@AC, 16 April, 14:53
If you're going to pick people up on their use of English you should probably pay closer attention to your own.
It's "should have" not "should of". And "their'd" is just laughably poor.
"Have", not "of".
You're obviously very easily amused.
Nope, not trying anything of the sort. Just tired of seeing the same old joke trotted out ad infinitum.
Do you really still find this amusing?
No, it isn't illegal. Carrier unlocking is illegal - a different kind of hack.
I don't agree with Apple's policy but the advice is simple... don't like it, don't buy one.
Also, is jail breaking iOS really he different to rooting Android?
Login credentials transmitted in the clear is really rather poor. Taking months to fix it after being told about it is absolutely pisspoor.
The TVC guys have a slightly different take on the verdict:
...Adblock Plus really is very good......!!
Thanks for the advert.
You seen 10.8? The default setting is only install/allow to run Apple approved app-store software. Piece of cake to switch it back to full-open, run what-you-like-mode and yes I know it's not full vendor lock-in as we understand it, but the seeds have sown...
The default setting is not to allow running of code from untrusted sources. This isn't lock-in, it's plain common sense.
The SR-71 is almost my all-time-favourite aircraft, second only to Concorde... and that's probably mainly because I was lucky enough to fly on Concorde.
@Don Jefe - I couldn't give the tiniest shit about the American government knowing my iTunes purchases (I never said I did). I was merely pointing out that it is personal data, despite JDX's claims to the contrary.
Forgot to add to my previous post... @JDX. Sorry!
Data about your tastes in music, films and apps is personal data. Sensitive? No. Personal? Yes.
TPB blocking on Virgin Media is so trivial to circumvent it's laughable. Took me all of thirty seconds to trial a theory when it was implemented and the first one worked.
Do you enjoy collecting downvotes, or is your reading comprehension really that poor?
"Because the sheeple must have one to justify their poor tech choices.
When droid has the largest market share, surely writing for droid first would make more sense?
Not that most human beings have any."
So in answer to El Reg's question as to why it has to be an app you respond by arguing that it should be a 'droid app rather than an iOS app? Excellent logic sir!
"The Register would like to frame the question differently: why did FireReady have to be an app at all?"
Push notifications of fires in the local vicinity? Just a guess...
I really do hate the term "big data". Partly because of my pedantry (how can data be big), mainly because it feels like yet another marketting buzz-phrase.
"Its easy, don't run Windows and long boot times simply are not a problem."
Alternatively, run Windows but don't bog it down with boatloads of crapware.
Leaving out apostrophes all of the time makes the writer appear either lazy or ignorant - either the writer doesn't know how to use them or simply can't be bothered. Feel free to appear that way if you wish; I choose not to... In that sense I suppose I am trying to appear superior.
Indeed it does evolve. We just haven't reached the point where not using apostrophes is seen as acceptable by most people with a reasonable grasp of English... regardless of whether some "language experts" are debating it.
Incorrect use of apostrophes can fundamentally change the meaning of a sentence. I don't see this as being anally retentive.
"Actually quite a lot of language experts are debating whether we still need the apostrophe so it's now quite acceptable not to use them."
The first part of this statement may be true but the conclusion you reach is bollocks, sorry.
@Eadon you sir are a moron.