1309 posts • joined 11 May 2007
They could compromise the system though. Security and minimal attack surface are more important. I would suggest these engineers get a hobby that isn't just fucking around with their day jobs (or make a game that stands alone) and stop putting back doors in, even if they think they're robust.
Re: I seem to be unpopular with the 14 programmers who couldn't bear to leave VB behind today.
Unpopular? No, the replies clearly state why they disagree with you. The concepts you need to learn to code are language agnostic.
Stop pretending it's all VB diehards hating. (Though you've clearly no knowledge of vb.net....)
Re: A dangerous worm has been discovered
except Worm is just the name of the team that wrote the exploit, it's not a worm. It's an exploit that requires users to download and run a compromised Powerpoint presentation. Quite unlike the Heartbleed and Shellshock exploits.
Re: So that rules out anyone at MS or RIM/Blackberry ...
Re: I don't feel the need to look at my smartphone constantly
Me neither, not sure why you think that's relevant. How about answering the phone while walking carrying something in one hand?
Re: I don't get this problem.
It's for when you're using your phone while doing something else, say eating a bowl of cornflakes. One hand holds the spoon and feeds you, the other works the browsing device.
Accuracy is important. This is a technology news site. You sound more upset than the original poster....
arguing over the file system for an OS that's supposed to be all cloudy.
However much you may talk it up, it's difficult to see how having two separate pay grades for men and woman can be less complicated than having one for both sexes. Sounds like nonsense to me.
Re: difficult to use this sort of setup in a environment similar to what I have.
"All the content in RoomAlive is driven in real-time and dynamically adapts to the exact colour and geometry of the user's living room". Sounds like they're specifically trying to target that issue.
Though it was MS, not Google.
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, honest!
I mean Boo! Down with Micro$oft!
doesn't mean you have to trust third parties to host those libraries.
Yes, I know.
Re: all they are really doing is (slightly) inconveniencing me
Presumably the idea is to keep cached copies of data on your device to a minimum. With a web front end there might be some caching of assets but you'd hope that actual email contents wouldn't get cached. That's not the case if you run a fat email client, which is why they require the remote wipe capability.
Seems perfectly sensible and reasonable.
Re: Other way round
Put an album on then channel surf with the sound down till you find something that sort of goes with the music. Cool!
Re: they're just in it for the money
Companies just in it for the money you say? Wow, every day's a school day!
Re: with no simple way to prevent users receiving the MS update nag...
other than flagging the update as "don't show me this again"....
@Ashley Ward, it's not really a big deal.
Really? How many private car sales are there a month? The govmnt just grabbed themselves an extra months road tax off every one. It's a cynical attempt to weasel some more cash out of the plebs.
If the car is taxed why should changing owner untax it?
Re: wait until a few days after teh renewal date
Surely that's legal, you get charged for the whole month even if you pay on the 30th, so it must be back--dated...
re: This whole thing is just natural selection at work.
Yeah, it's targeting freetards and maclusers....
Re: So how commonly used is the "auth-user-pass-verify" option used though?
Surely it's not how often it's used that's important, it's how often it's enabled.
Re: PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE!
What about Plan Z?
It's evil! It's diabolical! It's lemon-scented!!
re: most of them, if they are Linux based, are using Busybox
Oh fine, as long as most routers are secure I won't worry. That's standard security practice isn't it? You know, just do the best you can, a few holes here and there probably don't matter....
Re: Feminism is about equality, that's it.
Typical fucking SJW bullshit!
I myself prefer social injustice! (As long as I'm not subjected it, obv....)
Re: Yeah right....
Like we're going to listen to someone who uses Windows 8!!! I'm much more interested in the opinions of those who won't go anywhere near it, they give a much clearer impression of how shit it is.
Re: others call it... suboptimal
Are you saying my arse is suboptimal?!?!?!?
Re: Pure genius
Re: Even Rolex can be had for as little as 5000Chf
Seriously? You think prohibitively expensive = cool?
Cool has nothing to do with how much something costs. This list is nonsense, the Fonz is not interested in any of these brands.
Re: OS X is already a fully scriptable OS @sabroni
Ah, so this is just adding a more popular language so people don't have to learn Apple script or use graphics. Interesting. Thanks for the reply!
Re: OS X is already a fully scriptable OS
What are you saying? There's already a scripting language for OS X or just that it has the necessary hooks?
Re: No more $20 for two or three good tracks and a load of filler crap.
You've been buying the wrong albums.
Re: I already see too much on HD
I know! Imagine actually being that close to a real woman! Nightmare!!
Re: How exactly is that wrong?
Because it means Apple gets to decide which capabilities gain traction, not the market or the users?
Re: Android versions 4.4 and below = 100% of Android devices
I'm on 4.4.4, that's not 4.4 or under. It's a Moto G so not an unpopular handset.
Re: Stuff the...
None of those things are addressable from the other side of the world though. Anyone on the internet could attempt to compromise your intellifiridge, how many of them could access your house as easily?
Re: Guns n Roses
Hey, he's only a terrorist, no need to get nasty!
Re: But surely..
..you can wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there!!!
Re: OnePlus One
Moto G has an fm radio, seems to work fine though I haven't used it in anger.
But what about the big boy who started the little and often update fad?
Didn't they say anything about Chrome?
>> Maintaining a large music library looks a lot less attractive when Spotify, rdio, Pandora or Apple's own iTunes Radio and Beats Music put millions of songs a couple of clicks away. <<
I have a friend who uses spotify. Whenever he's browsing his playlists for stuff for us to listen to there are gaps where music that he used to be able to stream is no longer available. I never have that problem with my large music library.
Re: splunking in their pants
They're going caving in their pants? Extreme caving!!
Re: objectivifies potential sexual partners
Humans can have sex without "objectifying" each other. There's nothing wrong with an app that allows consenting adults to find sexual partners. I think the assumption that it requires objectification says more about you than it does about other people.
Re: That has got to be the most idiotic statement I've read in ages.
Yeah, you never struck me as someone who hits "preview" before "submit".....
Re: Can we have an explanation please?
I think it's an attempt to get people to post outraged comments....
Re: A bit of a contrast to the Google chief
Which Google chief? The one who said "If you have something that you don't want anyone to know, maybe you shouldn't be doing it in the first place" or the one who said "Google policy is to get right up to the creepy line and not cross it"?
Which one of them said this? "I actually think most people don't want Google to answer their questions. They want Google to tell them what they should be doing next."
Yeah, MS are definitely the big bad when it comes to privacy.....
If a windows machine comes anywhere near my girls I swear I'll do time!
re: There are also many who aren't happy with the limitations of Windows
If you're not happy with the limitations of Windows don't buy a Windows tablet.
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