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Gone are the days where you had to get specialist appliances and key fobs to enable 2FA, it really is an easy solution and when you run a network that is now used as an authentication system by so many 3rd party services, there is no excuse for not stepping up and offering the more security conscious punters at least an option of using it.
Pictures or it didn't happen
Changing DNS servers on routers will not stop anyone changing the dns servers used on the local machine to unfiltered ones or indeed just adding an IP address to the hosts file. Two very simple measures that would immediately break your solution.
The same network level filtering operating in schools which every school kid knows how to subvert so they can continue to post rubbish on facebook and other blocked sites as if the block didn't exist. The only workable solution that will 100 prevent kids seeing stuff their parents are not happy with is the parents sitting down with their kids when they use the internet instead of just using the internet as a baby sitter and leaving them to do what they want.
@Geoff Cambell Re: So which is it?
There have been many occasions where topics I understood very well have been covered on the BBC and in every single case there has been a very biased spin put on it which was not justified by the actual facts behind the story. This is why one of the BBC's monikers is the Biased Broadcasting Company, Try it out for yourself. Look for a BBC news story on any topic you understand fully and see how they have spun the story to fit their own agenda
The models say the glaciers are melting therefore nature is wrong and the models are right. Don't let facts get in the way of a pay check /sarc
100% would be understating the price rises I am seeing
Considering price rise seen for 2tb units nearly everywhere in the past week or so with units that were on sale for £55 ex vat now on sale for £125 ex vat, I am hard pushed to see how anyone can say 10% price hikes as rises I am seeing are all over 100% unless you are prepared to wait 1 - 2 months for delivery.
How can you opt out of something that has been added and turned on by default without any notification at all. Facebook keep making the same mistake over and over again. If you honestly cannot sell your wonderful new feature to me enough to make me turn it on then you need to ask if you should be including it in the first place, let alone forcing it down my throat and telling me sometime later that I could have opted out of something you never told me about if I didn't want it.
This is a title
As most kids are much more tech savvy than the parents anyway, any locally installed software solution is doomed to failure, just like any network level solution will be defeated by anyone interested in seeing something they shouldn't. All of my nephews mates knew how to get to any site they wanted from the school IT classrooms despite most of the sites they were using being blocked at the network level.
Already have a choice
Parents already have a choice which is telling their kids not to click on something. Kids should not be let lose on the internet without adult supervision. The internet is not a baby sitter and I am sure that you wouldn't let your kids wander around any city doing whatever they want and talking to anyone they see without you so why on earth would you let them do it online.
mandatory subject goes ehre to stop the sytem complaining
Once an xbox has had an RROD repair it is much more likely to suffer the same fault again. Microsoft may now offer an extended warranty for RROD but that was not always the case and it very far from the only dead console issue they suffer. I am saying that as someone who has a ps3 and xbox so I am not just biased against the xbox
The main difference is that you don't have to keep buying the same console over and over again with Sony as they keep dying from various design flaws like they do with the xbox. I know people on their third or fourth 360 where they died due to RROD or other issues
There are more deaths amongst coal miners in a single year than there have been directly caused by nuclear energy in the past 60 years. Much like you are more likely to die in an accident on the way to the airport than one in the airplane, yet people just love to worry about the daftest things. and they try to use any excuse to show that they are right to worry about it. I would suggest those people use precautionary principle and stay in bed in case something happens, but then again as more people die in bed than anywhere else, where does that leave you?
Shut up already
Even though he quit and the world + dog breathed a sigh of relief that his self serving drivel had finally dried up, he has to disappoint us all as he still cant just shut up and stop talking a load of rubbish.
Show us the questions
I could get 90% of people to agree stopping breathing was a good idea by crafting the questions.
No report is worth the paper it isn't written on unless the questions are fair and unbiased.
Would you prefer road charging based on
a) actual road usage usage
b) engine size
Can then be stated by self serving government departments to prove that everyone who answered this question agreed with road pricing.
So she advertises in all the nationals about how to find her child?
Cracks me up that she was so upset about it she sold her story to the national press had images of her and her child publicised far beyond anything that would ever have been known before
Congratulations for your national press advert to any paedophile that you were supposedly worried about in the first instance.
The simple lesson is that if you don't want something seen then don't show it off!
Do anything in the front garden where everyone can see it and you have no grounds to complain if it gets seen by people
you been served
Serves her right for volunteering for something that was obviously doomed and pointless. I am sure I can set up an online identity project if she insists on dropping 30 quid on every doomed if project
You mean ofcom approves silent calls
More like approves silent calls.
Ofcom hereby gives permission for every company the UK to make one silent call per number per day without any penalty. Companies from outside the uk are of course welcome to continue making as many silent calls as they wish and can continue to ignore the TPS
There is no need for silent calls if an agent is not available do not call out.
Ceop is Cr*p
Considering Ashliegh also contacted their killed on MSN which does prominently display the ceop button proves just how pointless this whole slime throwing match is
Why force a button that is useless on millions of users who would have less than zero use for it. The only people to benefit from the inclusion of a ceop button would be ceops pitifully low self esteem.
There is no IT angle to this story. What is it doing here? I am removing The Register from my bookmarks. Please cancel my subscription. I am also dissatisfied with today's weather. Please make the weather the way I like it. Goodbye.
easy fix - wrecks usability
Google has had the option to give a username and pasword for accessing protected content on your site for ages now.
On the other had It used to really pee me off when I had to go through several sites before I could actually access the information without having to go through signups and validations even on free sites! So instead of the signup to see this post link the back button always got hit and webmasters really need to look into the amount of visitors they are losing by insisting on signups on non premium sites
Its got to the point now where if there is no cache link on the google search result then I do not even bother clicking it as they are normally hiding content behind logins etc
Its all a joke anyway
Until parents are forced to give a flying "File System ChecK" about what their kids are doing then these labelling systems are just used as a shopping list of things a game must contain for them to want it.
The sort of parents that would happily let a 12 year old have a clearly 18 rated game are not going to be bothered if it has a icon meaning violent on it or not
And do not forget that with the police trawling through the oyster db at will looking for people to blame for every crime, like protesting against the gordonment, thinking for yourself, saying the government is anything less than god etc, if they accept anyone can clone a card will mean that their little data mine is worthless, I just hope there is a big enough stink about this that everyone learns the cards can be cloned and this police misuse of the oyster db is stopped by being laughed out of court whenever it is used / attempted
Thank you for proving what most of us have known for a decade
All the senior decision makers are out of date and far out of touch with the field they are supposed to be knowledgeable about.
Paris as she knows about open and sauce
bottom feeding pond scum marketing
With the number of junk calls I get from my phone company and other cold calling bottom feeding pond scum, there is no way I will ever pay to receive calls at least not until we have the ability to charge (in advance) companies for every single item of marketing we are forced to endure.
Unlimited = without limits.
Any form of limiting be it a cap on the amount of data, time or bandwidth you can use is a limit.
limited != unlimited ergo the ASA are about as much use as most other agencies in this country and should either shape up or shut down.
Mine's the one dreaming of singing "leaving on a jet plane, dunno when I'll be back again"
one rule for them another for us
now wait for the government to vote itself and all council data sharers immunity
We told you so
Someone has to say it but we told you so.
Back when they were trying to introduce this snoopers bill we said it would be abused like this and we were told oh shut up you conspiracy theorists they wouldn't do that.
Makes you wonder
Why people still trust these muppets to do anything
Well I guess they must have people on the streets there then as over here where the police are too busy hiding from the public (unless there is a free ticket to a major sporting event in it for them) there is never anyone to catch anyone doing anything.
Mines the paramedic one to make it easier to treat people for shock who have seen a bobby on the beast for the first time in 10 years.
gore the environmental disaster
Once Gore finally backs this pledge http://epw.senate.gov/public/index.cfm?FuseAction=Minority.Pledge which he has been refusing to do for over a year, then I will believe that Gore actually believes a word he is saying.
Till then I will go on knowing he is deliberately lying rather than that he has just been misled by others who should know better
age is not the problem
When it comes to gaming, age is NOT the problem and as long as we keep on trying to fool ourselves that it is then society as a whole will continue to suffer.
As long as these 40+ year old PC adults are so entrenched in the fantasy world that they believe someone who once saw 5 minutes of a game or film got turned into a serial killer by the time they were 7 and a half because of it then its no wonder they believe everyone else is living in cloud cuckoo fantasy land, shame they do not realise that they are the ones living there.
It is much more likely that your ISP will utliise its rights under its ts&cs to update its ts&cs to hide some phrase in there that could just about possibly if you view it with a very highly dubious definition of stadard terms mean they can use phorm and that by not blowing up their head office you agree and opt in to this wonderful public service.
If that is the case then you been phormd
opt in should mean no spin and informed implicit opt in.
"Do you want us to send all your internet traffic to third party companies for the purpose of marketing and spamming you with advertising? [yes im a twohat], or [no phork that]"
Dynamic IPs are not actually that dynamic. In this day and age of routers and cable modems, you keep the same dynamic IP addreses unless you leave the power off on your router / cable modem at the time the lease on the IP address runs out. Depending on the ISP's config the lease can last for days or hours. I personally have had the same Dynamic IP for well over a year. If you are on old skool dialup then you normally got a different IP every time you dialed in but in most cases now the same ip address shared by many people in the same day / week doe snot happen anywhere near as frequently as it used to.
As for ISPs having to pay for IP addresses, well actually no they dont. There is an administration fee for each new assignment and there is the time taken to fill out the RIPE form showing justification for why a tiny company needs 10 million IP addresses (mainly to try and make the dwindling pool of IPv4 addresses last) but there is no X pound per IP fee imposed onto ISPs
To all the evangelists
There has been biblical fire and brimstone cast down upon the non believers here, without the radical evangelists actually taking a second to consider the position of anyone but thier "scientifically proven" bible of MMGW.
Anyone who posts something negative to each new and increasingly alarmist finding is immediately branded with negative terms like denier rather than positive ones like thinker or investigator after all much better to believe the world is still flat rather than investigate the opposite of the accepted position.
Just because someone is not afraid to speak out against the alarmism used in publication or the whole man is driving climate change argument, does not mean that they deny any form of climate change. In fact I firmly believe climate change is a natural phenomenon which is happening and is very real but the impact man could have on the issue, short of destroying 50% + of the human population or going back to live in caves is just about negligable and is certainly less than the margin of error applied to all the existing alarmist findings.
I think the following open letter to the UN signed by 100 of the worlds top scietists including heads of climate research departments and many other real scientists sums up my position quite nicely. http://scienceandpublicpolicy.org/reprint/open_letter_to_un.html
Basically stop wasting all this time and money on more and more alarmist ways to blame mankind for the natural climate cycle of our planet and start researching ways to live with natural climate change.
So to all the people branding me as a denier, my advice would be to stop being such a sheep and do a little investigation yourself. Once you start to read beyond the index page of the MMGW bible you will see there is very little actual science and a lot of faith (ie belief without proof)
"In stark contrast to the often repeated assertion that the science of climate change is "settled," significant new peer-reviewed research has cast even more doubt on the hypothesis of dangerous human-caused global warming. But because IPCC working groups were generally instructed (see http://ipcc-wg1.ucar.edu/wg1/docs/wg1_timetable_2006-08-14.pdf) to consider work published only through May, 2005, these important findings are not included in their reports; i.e., the IPCC assessment reports are already materially outdated."
I find the comment about the uneducated layman to be a major proof of the lack of your scientific method.
You have done zero research into me or my education so to assert that I belong in this group is a massive shortfall in your educated position.
Try this for scientific method.
We already have evidence that the planet has already recovered from situations far worse than predicted so therefore the whole NEVER RECOVER position is fundamentally flawed.
I am sure you can apply scientific method to that and see the flaws without me hitting you with a cloo by four
The planet would never recover if these "scientists" let the science do the talking instead of preaching doom and gloom and playing the government sponsored terror card (we will terrify you into submission).
I frankly do not believe a single word any "scientist" says if they rely on trying to scare the pants off people to get the message across.
All they are scared of is the money stopping flowing to them.
If it really was all about efficiency
We would be forced to just ban the EU.
Get rid of all these MEPs and the EU carbon footprint would drop by a massive percentage.
So we are banning them next?
RE: amanfromMars owns one...
Last I heard though he was upset with the latency on his wireless connection