1278 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Re: Install Pri-fi
The article is about devices broadcasting a list of the last 15 wifi hotspots they've been connected to and how that can give people a good idea of who you are and where you've been. What's the relevance of this MAC address discussion?
and post a link then! Got cyanogen for it?
Re: Who Said She Said
Presumably the server logs of the emails and texts would give us a good idea of who said what. The statement from the management saying "Through that process, it has become clear that Mr. Mateen sent private messages to Ms. Wolfe containing inappropriate content." seems pretty clear though.
Re: there are plenty of better and cheaper competitors
Well tell us who then! Seriously, I'd like an alternative. One that appears on at least some of the checkout pages I visit.
Re: That's the real scam in the "public parking" industry.
There can be more than one scam. Classic "whataboutery".
re: It's called a "market".
They're called "public parking spaces".
Re: it takes a lot of effort to even figure out how to get to the desktop
You click on the picture of the desktop, or if you're not sure what it looks like, it's the tile with the word "desktop" on the bottom.
Re: giving up after two hours of solely attempting to hunt down the control panel.
From the start screen type "cont", it's at the top of the list. Or click on "search" in the charm bar and type the same thing, though that's a bit more effort. If in two hours you hadn't found this I'm not sure Windows 8 is to blame.
Re: Hence my use of the term "efficient".
It's a robotic lawnmower. It's more important to worry about how much power it takes moving and mowing than how many clock cycles or how much ram it needs to work out where to go next. What's in there, a ZX81?
Re: Pointless unless...
I don't see the connection. It could cut in whatever shape it likes and still keep track, surely?
What is a public parking space? You're allowed to sell your private parking space, so that'd be your drive presumably. This is what? Charging people to park in the street outside your house? Going out early and baggsying a public spot then agreeing to move for someone else for a fee? I don't get it, how can I be paid for letting someone else in to a public parking place?
Re: What's new
In the picture I saw yesterday the e-spliff had a light on the end with a picture of a cannabis leaf. As far as I can tell that's the only difference between this an a regular e-cig.
Re: struggling to think of a reason....
To keep your data away from Google? (And give it to Yahoo!, not much of a choice but possibly the lesser of two evils...)
then don't write in it. Those of us who do use it can actually get quite attached to it's almost psychopathic casting and crazy function scope. Going back to a strongly typed language with real arrays is a step backwards in a lot of ways. You mean I can't just push and pop things off that array? I have to check that string for being nothing and for being empty? Tedious. Or just different, ymmv.
...wait and see if it's any good once they start showing them?
@Matt Bryant: many others have been waiting for it to happen since the US pullout
You don't think the invasion was the point at which this was precipitated, rather than when western forces left?
Re: Compromise the casual-gamer, family-friendly image
That would effectively mean stopping being Nintendo. I really don't thing that's going to happen, and I certainly hope it doesn't. I want an alternative to Sony/Microsoft, not more of the same. Don't get me wrong, I enjoyed a lot of games on the boy's PS3, but there's no substitute for Nintendo when you just want something to put a big stupid grin on your face.
Re: Windows is irreparably fragmented and therefore a failed platform?
They don't say that about Android either though, do they? The most critical bit I could find is: the numbers demonstrate just how fragmented the Android market really is. Hardly saying it's failed.
And Win7 didn't stop old versions of visual studio working so how was it impossible to make software for XP after it?
re: that the Gmail client is just a link to a website.
That's exactly what it should be. Why on earth would you need a proprietary app to do email?
Re: will ignore the do-not-track mechanism in browsers including Internet Explorer
>>ad-tracking limitation settings on Google's Android and Apple's iOS<<
But what does that mean? The first sentence is about browsers, the second is about OSs. It doesn't sound like that means "We respect Do Not Track on Chrome on Android and Safari on iOS but not IE", it sounds like "When you run our proprietary apps on Android and iOS we respect the built in privacy settings".
None of which addresses my point, directed at the Register, and clearly not facetious enough, that to single out IE in this case is misleading. Facebook seem to be saying "we ignore the Do-not-track header on browsers but respect our app settings". As IE is nowhere near the most popular browser, why mention it? See! Clear anti-ms agenda! AGAIN!!!!
will ignore the do-not-track mechanism in browsers including Internet Explorer
and chrome, firefox and opera. BUT DON'T LET THAT GET IN THE WAY OF YOUR ANTI-MS AGENDA!!!!
Looks like the devices use NFC to handshake and initiate the bluetooth connection, which stays up until the device goes out of range.
Re: You don't have to trust them
You can still listen to what they say and weight it up in light of your opinion of them. For example, if they are technically right about Chrome OS's VPN being a bit leaky then that's worth knowing, whether you trust them or not.
Downvoted, I wonder why? Presumably for daring to suggest scientists shouldn't believe in their ideas...
Re: the average home user
Will have just let it default to "automatically install important and recommended updates".
Re: Isn't a number that is almost infinite, er, infinite?
Is a number that is almost 100 100? Is 98 100?
And Mr. Dibnah wouldn't approve of that attitude when it came to engineering. Is this strong enough to support 100 tons? Yes, it's strong enough to support 98 tons....
Finding another idiot on the internet doesn't make Stephen Fry correct, it's not the facts with the most votes that are right.
So if your router is filtering by mac address
will it not allow a previously registered iDevice to connect once upgraded?
(Yes, I know the mac address is spoofable, no I don't use this as my sole means of securing my wifi.)
Re: Act like a kid, get treated like a kid.
Or alternatively, act like a kid and responsible adults still do their best to keep you safe.
How can anyone take open source seriously when major bits of software are managed by pouty children? "He did it first" is not an excuse that works when it comes to software security.
Re: So GnuTLS is badly implemented according to one email 6 years ago
Jesus, that post is rubbish. You go from "The original post is suggesting that GnuTLS is bad. No one has said it isn't." to "So GnuTLS is badly implemented according to one email 6 years ago" in the same paragraph, pausing only to say that OpenSSL is also shit. Is it possible that maybe you need a third, non-shit alternative?
>> Can I compile that email into a library that applications that link against GnuTLS can use?<< No, but you could presumably submit a patch that used counted length data blobs instead of using strlen and strcat.
Re: There are reasons that GnuTLS has to be used in some situations
Followed that link. The comment basically says "we have to use it as it's the only one compatible with the licences". I don't see how that follows the initial post that says "most of its external and internal APIs are incapable of passing binary data without mangling it". Surely if the only licensable option is insecure then someone's going to have to write a new one or fix the old one.
The original post quoted said "it needs to be using counted-length data blobs everywhere". Isn't this the "amazing alternative" you're asking for?
Re: poets know....
...how to construct a limerick correctly. What you've typed doesn't scan right. How about:
There once was a royal marine
who invented a fucking machine
at the 99th stroke
the bloody thing broke
and battered his balls to a cream.
But what we ALL want to know is...
Can I wipe them both and put two PROPER linuxes on there!!!
It's got all the googletards in a lather!
Re: you were being a troll.
Hmm, maybe. Or maybe the original post was a bit of marketing. Whichever, If I'm the one trolling why are you hiding your posting history?
Re: my brain can't quite get to grips with...
I'm just taking the piss. "Can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there" is the tiresome freetard response to pretty much any hardware related story on here.
Re: So all your first posts should just be blatantly disregarded.....
Sorry, did I touch a nerve?
Re: Just got one, very happy
So happy you just had to sign up just to tell us. With a few more posts under your belt your glowing endorsement would carry a bit more weight.
But surely the most important question has to be...
...can I wipe it and put a PROPER linux on there?
Re: Bin it off
Does this requirement come from the NSA?
No, I believe it comes from the requirement to simulate focal depth. You can't focus your eyes on things in the "distance" with current stereoscopic 3d and to simulate that they need to know where your eyes are pointing.
Active X could also be killed off in Internet Explorer by tampering with the Registry.
Or, if you run 9 or over, you could turn on ActiveX filtering, disables by default but can enable on a site-by-site basis.
Re: @ jake
Jesus, could you patronise that up a bit for me?
Re: It has also attempted to lock users into a walled garden, among other issues.
Well, with a comprehensive list of clear problems like that you've certainly shown me a thing or two. Well actually one thing, which doesn't really bear any examination once you realise the "walled garden" allows you to install all the apps you used to run on 7...
But "playskool UI", now that hurts.
Re: How on earth did MS go from something as good as W7 to the CRAP of W8?
it's easy. They changed the start menu. That's it. Every single moan on here boils down to "I didn't want them to change the start screen". And while a load of nerds bitch about how unusable it is and how it's TOTALLY CRAP those of us running it just click on the desktop tile and use it like 7.
Seriously, it's not that big of a deal. Install a start button replacement if you must, but if you dislike change that much then you're probably in the wrong business....
That's known as Schrödinger's anger.
Chromebooks are great!
Because you can wipe them and put a PROPER linux on there!!!!!!
at least 200 of them work in the same office as me...
They do tend to put all the stupid ones together....
Re: Apple, how dare you do such a thing.
Indeed. Poor Xerox.
Re: Probably because it's a little daft?
Yeah, stupid hearing impaired people. Why should they get to communicate in the way they choose? Surely anyone who can sign can write, it's not like they teach signing to kids. They should use texting and be grateful they're allowed to do that!!
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