116 posts • joined Tuesday 30th June 2009 09:52 GMT
Re: Lets test this "law" thing @Martin
I believe Martin has the gist of it here, in that the aim is to raise awareness of the law.
Getting on a plane to another country or using a VPN will not make you immune to prosecution if it can be shown that you did those things with the sole purpose of circumventing the legislation.
Leaving alone freedom of speech, what's illegal in one country is not automatically illegal in another, so I can't even see this working in principal unless Google use a different filter list for each country.
Collating Search Terms In Reverse
I can sort of see how this could be done.
Once Google have been notified that an image contains illegal content, they could see what search terms different users typed in to find the link, and if they do this enough times they might discover a pattern of phrases or keywords.
They then just ensure that the link never appears in future searches irrespective of the search terms used, and flag up any new searches using the previously established phrases.
@ John H Woods - Trained Dogs
I think that was the point of the article, that the elephants knew what pointing was without needing to be trained, whilst most other animals, including dogs, have no idea what it means and will look at your finger rather than what you want them to look at.
Re: At first
You use a payment provider, and let them sort it out.
We handle thousands of transactions a day, many of them recurring payments, and yet we don't store a single credit card number, encrypted or otherwise.
What we do store is a token that we pass to our payment provider that lets them know who to charge etc. Even if you got hold of the tokens it would do you no good, as the tokens are unique to our account, can only be used in conjunction with out account details, and will only be processed if the transaction originates on our IP.
Re: Bloody hell
Maybe the patent trolls are upset at a new line of attire (Apple's tops) that Apple are coming out with?
Is There Any Point To This?
Surely any decent citizen will have already instructed their ISP to block this filth-laden smut at source, won't they?
Re: @Steven Roper
Why did he plead guilty? Simply because he was guilty.
As was pointed out by AC above, the very act of unzipping an archive file means you are guilty of making an indecent image. Further, if you then view the files you've just unzipped, you end up creating a new image in your PC's graphics memory, which again means you are guilty of creating an indecent image.
The whole possessing and creating laws were originally to do with physical items, such as photographs, where there is a clear physical distinction between possessing a photo that someone else made, and going out and taking your own photos. The extension to digital media makes little sense, but does have the "bonus" effect of making the act of possession sound as bad as the act of creation of original material.
Joo Janta 200
(the rest of the post writes itself)
Re: Kids should NOT be allowed.
Kids shouldn't be allowed to travel on planes, trains, or in cars until they are old enough to fully appreciate the risks and make an informed decision about the risk of death for themselves.
That's why it'd be better off on Freenet.
Re: To keep in the spirit of things...
You are AManFromMars, and I claim my £5
Re: Ignore Poster Option
So when are we going to get an Ignore Poster option? And what's the point of the voting system if we can't filter posts based on it?
... that no one has mentioned that this was originally posted on Sophos' Naked Security blog.
Re: Create A Fake Account
Whilst obviously good advice to create a fake account just for the purpose of signing up to these schemes, in the same way many of us use throwaway email accounts for a similar purpose, doing so only increases the likelihood of this type of sign-up method becoming more and more prominent.
Better to ignore them, or maybe even better to let them know why you're *not* going to be signing up, rather than inflating their usage statistics.
I got the impression that the sound cancelling could be done for the passengers separately from the driver, so you get to hear the road noise whilst they get to hear each other.
Re: well thats a surprise @Eadon
No shill here, but anyone who still thinks "M$" is a sign of witty hilarity gets an instant downvote.
Re: Not really sure why a web browser
If it's in a browser then it'll be platform agnostic, or at least hopefully so, whilst an individual app/program will have to be developed for each platform with all the usual comparabilities that throws up.
Re: Faecebook Next?
Re: There's nothing wrong with cultural sensitivity
The difference here is that people from Africa actually exist, and it can be demonstrated that the soft toys you mention are an offensive racial stereotype, whereas the offensive nature of the bitten apple only exists inside the heads of a few people who chose to find the image offensive, and as such has no basis in reality.
Re: How things change
Sounds similar to a vocaloid http://www.vocaloid.com/ (page in Japanese), only more sophisticated.
Vocaloids use the same technique, but for singing rather than speaking, but the principle is the same, in that they use a voice bank of phonemes to construct a full singing voice.
Re: Tell me... (Alistair Dabbs)
>Funny you should say that. Did you read the review?
I think that was the whole point.
Most of the review was spent telling us how bad everything was, and that you'd be better off buying the DVD, but it still gave it score of 80%
Re: Re: Que?
So... pretty much the same way Apple stamped all over every iThing on the planet, even though all the other iThings had nothing to do with computing.
Any cookie based solution is doomed to failure.
"it's surprising how many incompetent idiots there are in the working world"
So says the Anonymous Wanker who hasn't even managed to work out how to sign up for an account.
Surely this is one of the major benefits of such a system. It's distributed with no single point of control so can not be censored.
If only we could make it a crime to write such pitiful drivel as farcebook, crapple and micro$oft.
Such things may have been funny the first time they were used, but only in the head of the halfwit writing them.
Are any of the modern ones based on the books, other than just ripping off the title?
@He who LOLZ last ....
.... is still using dial-up.
Or living in the Shetland Isles.
re: Ok by me if they fully disclose their monitoring policy.
"Rental vehicle companies have been doing this for years with on-board GPS."
Maybe if the software only reported back the location of the laptop on a daily basis, then your argument may hold water. But the software did far more than this.
@@I somehow doubt
I think the point was, that they now have plausible deniability, in that they can claim that some outside agency planted incriminating evidence on their servers and hacked the logs to make it look like old data.
Maybe he's got a small penis, and needs another way to make himself feel like a man?
Re: Can understand having 30,000....well...
I think that was the point of the "boost self esteem" bit - sort of, "look at the size of my stash" kind of thing.
Re: Theres a much MUCH better way...
But how does that work for the visually impaired, which is what the main article was discussing?
Do you have sound files that read out the questions?
I think the idea was to highlight that using TOR to browse anonymously would not help in this situation as all of your browsing history would still be logged by Ant Video.
The site you visited, such as youtube, wouldn't have access to your IP address as it would appear as the TOR exit node, but the fact you went to youtube, along with the date, time and your real IP, would still be sent to the addon makers.
I believe the anonymous one was viewing this from the point of view of the average apple user who constantly bangs on about there being no viruses on a mac.
This same user, who does not believe viruses exist, sees a pop up saying "Dood!!! Look at all these viruses!!! Dooooood!!!!" and proceeds to click on the link to download and install the anti-virus software to clean up the viruses he claims do not exist.
But isn't the whole point to this that the raw data is watermarked at the moment in time the image is taken, and before any processing can be done?
If you are adding your own watermark, what's to stop you making alterations to the data prior to applying it?
Good point, but a lot of that data is likely to be cached locally, which would bring down your estimates by a fair bit.
Still, it would be useful to see the stats for someone who does nothing more than heavy surfing.
How many services would I need to subscribe to?
"Games giant EA, for instance, has taken its titles off OnLive and now offers them through Gaikai."
If I buy an EA game, it's mine to play for ever more. If I subscribe to it via OnLive, it's only mine to play until EA moves to a different service.
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