117 posts • joined Wednesday 1st July 2009 09:29 GMT
Re: Whoever thought security through proximity was a good idea.
You can buy them over the internet quite easily. Little flexible, lightweight wallets.
I did this too
I think the only way is to request one without RFID.
If we all did this the world may be a better place.
I do like the Lumia Range but...
...It seems as though Nokia have climbed down a few levels from their Symbian days.
I still use a Symbian phone and was surprised to learn that the new Nokias lacked such great functions as and FM transmitter, USB on-the-go (so I can plug in a USB stick, or mouse & Keyboard).
Maybe they plan to put these features on later models. Like Apple's favourite trick 'we can't give tem everything at once -- we'll make them buy a new phone for every extra little feature -- like 3G'
A Lumia will still be my next phone -- I just like the Nokia build.
I think that's the kicker here. They want the ability to monitor who's speaking to whom and which websites you're visiting etc without having to get a judge to sign one of those pesky court orders each time.
"Of course if you have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear."
I can't believe you just said that.
I know quite a few people who are happy using the free Pxlr software rather than Photoshop.
Seems quite well-featured.
Re: The Hamster Wheel
What company wants to upgrade every month anyway, and risk a new bug or that something will break?
How much extra leccy does the smart meter use?
As it says -- how much extra leccy does the smart meter use?
Doesn't sound a very green system. Sounds more like they simply want to save money not having to pay meter readers.
Re: Whilst I can see the value.....
Hear hear. I see no benefits for smart meters and don't want any more wi-fi electro-smog in my house, nor do I wish to be profiled...
Re: "chans of communication"
"4chan is mostly harmless"
Yeh, mostly repeats of Time Team and Come dine, although to say it's harmless is arguable...
Come on, it's pretty slack and very informal to shake anyone's hand with the other in your pocket -- especially in the world of business.
It just shows contempt.
Re: To be fair...
I'm more surprised El Reg didnt mention the record ice growth
"I don't see how the casino lost anything"
They lost their reputation. What sucker is going to go and play in their Casin when they could end up being scammed out of millions?
Re: More adverts, everywhere.
"it looked for all the world like google appropriated a bunch of code from students and out of work IT pro's who should be getting paid, spent a bit of cash patching it up a bit to dress it up as their own work and then abused their dominance to destroy the mobile OS market..."
haha!! well said that man.
Re: @HighTech4US - Torvalds
If someone is behaving like a pr*ck one is entitled to say so.
Re: The Bitterness is strong....
With only 8 comments and only a couple of them seeming openly 'anti-apple' I'd say this was the least amount of bitterness I've ever seen on a Reg Apple story.
I think you're being a bit sensitive there son.
We find a place never before touched by man (possibly) and go dropping litter everywhere...
"if you know the piece of legislation that can correctly govern the internet, let me know about it"
The internet should not be governed.
Re: Some people wonder
Attenborough is not popular with Bellamy.
There's a bit of bitterness there as Bellamy aired his honest opinions that Global Warming was a load of tosh and was never asked to make another TV show...
Re: So you wasted your money on Windows Phone
Is that you Eadon?
Cue another tiresome Eadon flood
As the subject line states...
The end of anonymous internetting?
Is this Google trying to bring about the end of anonymous surfing/blogging etc?
I think this is a dangerous road to go down, especially if you live in a country where the government makes you disappear for your political views.
I dont like what Google have been doing these last few years.
Re: Shooting themselves in the foot? - yes, by releasing Win 8. @Flhart
Oh yes. OSX. That's the file system that gives us three, yes, three Fonts folders!! And multiple preference folders etc.
Try searching for your Acrobat .joboptions when you cant quite recall where they lie, and then remembering that the OSX 'search' doesn't look in the system file without a sharp clip round the ear from at least a medium-lever user and a bit of googling...
Re: Perhaps the government is behind all of this ...
I hope you're joking, troll.
Most of the things you state are conspiracy facts, not theories. There is nothing 'nuts' about it. It is deadly serious.
The fact is that 9/11 gave America the 'excuse' to start wars, to lock up whoever they like, to blow people up with drones as if they're playing some computer game, and yes, many children have been part of that 'collaterall'.
Do you really find all this hilarious?! Can you imagine what it's like waking up every day wondering if the drones are going to target you this time, like when they 'accidentally' blew up your mates family.
You're the only nut around here.
I want to remain anonymous when I travel
This is still possible with my Oyster if I always top up with cash.
I really do not want to start using my bank card for every trip I make, meaning someone somewhere would know my exact movements.
Re: What about non-repudiation?
Pretty sure only the Plod could get that CCTV
Re: I have an idea
You mean like people did for about a century before Oyster cards were forced upon us by doubling the cash fare?
re: Need i go on?
Please spare us.
Rob/Jop - are you two twins?
Rob/Jop - are you two twins?
Re: Look at it this way...
With little danger?
Does anyone know what destroying the moon will do?
Isn't it responsible for the sea's tides? I think the earth would go through some serious changes if the moon was destroyed.
Besides, if we accidentally killed all the aliens living inside the moon the mothership is gonna be mighty peed off...
Re: And regarding the "Revelation" rant...
You can look at it purely scientifically if you like, but science can't explain 'the soul'.
Re: If the system was Opt-in, there should be no issue
Please dont bother using the Oyster card analogy. When oyster cards were brought in they doubled non-oyster fairs to make sure people used them. People didnt particularly want to sign up for them.
And your point is also moot as with Oyster cards one can remain anonymous by not registering the card and paying with cash. I also have a handy RFID-blocking wallet to keep my Oyster in.
Re: And regarding the "Revelation" rant...
...as a christian you should know not to take the words of the bible/book of revelation etc too literally, especially from a book that has been translated many times. I would recommend just trying to get a feel for what the writer is getting at.
As an aside, it amazes me how many people dismiss god/the bible etc but are quite willing to believe in evil/the devil. Like, I don't know many people that would be willing to do a ouija board in their house or attempt to perform some kind black magic.
If you believe in ultimate evil you must believe in ultimate good.
What about your nan?
Poor from you.
So you'd recommend avoiding all Chinese restauarants because you dont like Beansprouts for example?
And olive oil is hardly the same as Olives -- no-one said she disliked olive oil which is a completely different experience...
Re: More fake statistics paid by Microsoft
Re: Iran ?
It wasn't Iran.
I like the quote in the BBC article link a commenter provided:
"The word "unprecedented" is often misused in terms of Arctic ice. In this context it means unprecedented in 30 years of satellite observations, as the press release acknowledged."
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaahaha! ad infinitum
"Since the Fukushima meltdown - as a result of which, not a single person is set to be measurably harmed by radiation - we know that nuclear power is safe."
I know where I'd start
"hidden binary blob, when decrypted and executed, looks for a program specifically named using an extended character set, such as Arabic or Hebrew."
Judging by the countries it's been affecting, I'd start with Hebrew...
I didnt know she went on to get married?!
I do have fond memories of my Atari, but I always was a little disappointed that the actual games never quite lived up to the amazing pictures on the packaging...
I was really jealous of my mates Intellivison however. It had speech synthesis and everything!
Re: Droning on
American people should be worried.
Drones are...er....taking off in a big way in America itself. Wont be long before they carry a full arsenal of weaponry to rain down on the American public.
Re: New Improved Windows.
The Lumia is a good phone and very cool. That is all...
But Terahertz rays unzip your DNA...
Well, that's what some people think which is why they want the T-hertz scanners banned.
@AC - No, more importantly.
Have these bursts of Gamma rays made anyone turn green, rip off their shirt and parade around the streets turning cars over?
Normal people dont need to worry..
I'm paraphrasing, but I saw some authority figure on TV this morning basically saying the normal people dont need to worry about this surveillance.
Sounds more than a little like 'if you've got nothing to hide' which of course is rubbish.
Even if you trust this government (which would be follish), once the system is set up who knows whether it will be abused or not.
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