1340 posts • joined 11 May 2007
Re: Be nice
But it's easy, and often more precise, to target the specific opinion or post as being arrogant, annoying, self-centered, stupid etc... It seems right to me, "You are demented" is not allowed, "That post makes you sound demented" is fine! (well, I didn't get censored last time I posted it.....)
But wouldn't it be so much duller if you could all be, well, nice
FTFY! (one of those is an f bomb but if I don't say which I guess I'm ok!)
Re: Anyone fancy reading that?
and doing a synopsis?
Re: Oh dear, dissing Google?
Get set for a downvote frenzy!
Yeah, that 1,000 quid fine will surely make them think twice, as they drive from the court in their top of the range Mercs bought with orphan's tears.....
Re: Yeah, yeah, and all that, but this is security
No, no, and all that, it's business.
Hmm. Nice argument, but doesn't really address the specific issue, which is a dodgy malware component loaded into loads of apps. A single app in the app store isn't quite the same thing.
It's not impossible to get malware into the Apple store, but we don't currently have any reports of a compromised library that has made it's way into lots of apps in the Apple store.
So, better protection than the Play store. Unless you can provide info to the contrary....?
Re: Screw the poor users. FireEye wants money!
How unusual! Most companies run on fairy dust and pixie tears!
Re: What hasn't been mentioned....
Maybe you should ensure that when your app is denied a permission it fails gracefully and informs the user clearly why it has failed? Or is catching exceptions just too difficult in native Android apps?
The idea that we shouldn't bother with security because it makes life difficult for developers is ludicrous.
You might want to look up the word in a dictionary.
And while you're there check out "sarcasm" and "satire"....?
No, he really is from the 50's!!!
Re: Under no circumstances whatsover will they stream ... which lets all and sundry rip it.
Then they're going to have to shut up shop then. If it's on the screen it's in video ram somewhere, if it's in video ram it's rippable. If it's going down an HDMI cable to a display it's rippable. If it ends up on a screen you can point an HD camera at it and rip it that way.
DRM does not work and it doesn't matter how many hoops you jump through, the final output can always be ripped. No matter how much big business may want it there is no way to deliver it.
The industry needs to do a Valve and worry about being the easiest, most convenient way to get content, not waste time chasing impossible dreams that just piss off consumers.
Re: Final point is MUCH more impotent!
Awesome spell check of the day!
Re: The presence of DRM in the browser will make it slightly easier to use services like Netflix
Will it? You'd hope so, but considering the history of DRM and how it encourages piracy (by making pirated copies perferable to legitimate ones) it's difficult to agree with you. If DRM was any good they'd have worked out how to do it properly by now....
Additionally, much like it's impossible to DRM audio because people can record the output of their sound cards, pcs are now fast enough to be able to run video grabbers in real time. So DRM for video is just going to go the same way, if it's on your monitor it's in your video ram and therefore it's ripable.
So, at best, this won't make a damn bit of difference, but most likely the outcome will be legitimate users having to jump through hoops to get things working while the pirates just get their content direct with no faffing about, as usual.
Still, got to applaud your positive perspective!!!
Re: I always viewed the stock market as "intelligent high stakes gambling"
It's not "intelligent", it's just "high stakes gambling".
Re: M Gale
Sounds to me like you just proved andreas koch's point big style!
(plus, "desktop environments more suited to the desktop environment"? Do what?)
need one say more?
Not until one learns how to construct a coherent post, no.
I can tell exactly how this will handle...
...just from looking at a picture. It'll NEVER be as good as a keyboard and mouse!
Microsoft is the most successful company in history at selling other people's ideas as their own.
I think Apple might have something to say about that....
Re: I like iOS 7
Isn't it lovely to have a bit of positivity on this site for once!!
When I want to pick a database vendor the one with the fastest boat is always first on my list.
Re: Google+ ?
Too right! And now it's more successful than facebook, because every single youtube commenter is suddenly counted as a user.
Thank fuck Google don't try and abuse their dominant position in web video to foist their failing social network product on people. Only shitheads like Micro$haft would try to do that!!!
in their last stint of wasting tax payers' money
Yeah, what a waste employing loads of people. Much better to give massive wodges of cash to people to run employment schemes that are worse than no schemes, like the MD of A4E and her 6 million quid bonus.
Hey, if we're being moronically simplistic it has to cut both ways....
Unfortunately the option to disable JS is disappearing from "modern" browsers, it's gone from Firefox 23 already (thank fuck for noScript!)
Re: Nintendo are their own worse enemy
The Wii penetrated the mass market far better than ps3 or xbox 360, kind of makes your "they won't succeed without the grass roots internet interest machine" argument look a bit weak....
Re: the lousy apps you install that could possibly be the problem?
Wow, you looked on my phone and found lousy social apps? You're clever, I haven't even installed any!
But yes, when I said low powered devices could struggle with Android I was specifically talking about you and Optimus prime....
Re: Underpowered hardware doesn't mean the OS is shit....
Well PaulR79, unfortunately my opinion is the only one I have, I find repeating other peoples opinions pointless. My opinion is not simply based on one phone, I've played with a lot of androids, plus iPhones, Windows Phones, Nokias, hell I even have a Palm Pre that runs WebOS on my desk.
My point was that underpowered hardware hampers many touch based GUI devices, Android devices can have that problem. My overall opinion of Android doesn't make that any less true.
(Loathe though I am to say it, it's making sure the GUI stays responsive that made iOS such a big hit. Watch the way an iPhone will always respond to touch, even when the GUI can't keep up and paint stuff in it just scrolls a chequerboard pattern. Something Android could learn from....)
Re: Underpowered hardware doesn't mean the OS is shit....
Ooh, yeah, good idea! Or maybe I could just pick up my Sony Xperia running a version of Android 4.0 and see it perform like shit for myself....
Underpowered hardware doesn't mean the OS is shit....
....but it does raise credibility issues for the reviewer who doesn't seem to realise that android on underpowered hardware suffers from just the same "swipe acts as a click because the processor is too slow" problem. But then again, Android is shit, so maybe he has a point....
Re: Why, oh God, why is El Reg giving this guy any attention?
My guess is that they were expecting clear and concise explanations as to why he's wrong in the comments. But just flying into a rage and name calling works just as well....
whenever my name makes you cringe in fear of reality?
it's not a fear of reality Matt, but you certainly make me cringe!
You really need to get over yourself, you sound a bit demented.
Re: VISA was providing info to their own fraud investigators
So you mean that when I make a VISA payment VISA know about it? That's exactly the same as them giving information to the american government!
Re: How is this a surprise?
Because there's a difference between your assumptions and evidence?
Re: I got a writing from my bank
We call that a letter.
Just because something is expensive
doesn't mean it's not junk.
Re: Otherwise it'll become bitrotten
Well I'm sorry, I missed the memo where "the gradual decay of storage media" was extended to also mean "a (sometimes jocular) explanation for the degradation of a software program over time, even if ‘nothing has changed’".
Bloody geek humour....
Otherwise it'll become bitrotten
Oh yeah, of course! Code naturally decays over time as the bugs start to eat away at it..... That's why zx81s don't work anymore.
re: debugging without massive tools
Hey, don't talk about Linus like that! He just has communication issues!
Not a problem I've got....
Re: Go on then Chad...
...explain why they haven't issued the usual press release?
Where's the fun in that ?
Is that what you pay taxes for? So some overpaid prick can pretend he's Picard? If this was someone's private project then fair play, but this is the biggest bunch of privacy invading dickheads there are abusing tax payers money to play star ships. Excuse me if I don't see the funny side.....
Grow the fuck up.
Just back from the Daily Mail
Having read this article I now know all I need to know. These "cleaners" are obviously work shy scum and ISS are fantastic employers with a space age, can do attitude!
Thinking is hard!!!
Re: Eric Schmidt quotes?
Did he really say "Error establishing a database connection"?
Re: typing PINs is such a pain in the ass.
Drawing an unlock pattern on an android phone is surprisingly loads better (imo). Was playing with an ios7 device yesterday and it's PIN style unlock seems positively clunky in comparison.
Oh no! I must be a massive Google fan and member of the Borg, I like a single feature on Android!!! (just getting in before the AC haters!)
Re: @ ACs bitching
Really? And how do I know you're not jake posting anonymously? You seem to know what he's going to do next....
Like I said, get a login or think of something constructive to say. Or fuck off.
@ ACs bitching
Hey, l don't like jake's posts, but I don't tick the "post anonymously" box to hide behind when making my snarky comments. Man up and get a login or think of something positive to say. Or fuck off....
Re: Fun to look at, but bloody useless.
Not like the submarine car that you built yourself out of discarded crisp packets and chewing gum, eh jake? But yeah, if you can't understand the purchase then that guy MUST be an idiot.
See AC 11:53, that would be an admission of failure!
Re: They don't forget 'Plays for sure'.
Really? What's that then?
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