2314 posts • joined 21 Jul 2009
The most likely explanation
Yes, you've lost a bunch of bitcoins. On the other hand, I finally got that gold Psychatog card.
So what you're saying is..
"We fought a single issue saying that we need to inconvenience everyone with default filtering for all, having achieved this aim we have found that it has no effect whatsoever on CP, and so we still need funding. In fact, we need some more funding, as the bad guys are getting sneakier"
AC, you need to re-read and comprehend. IWF have only just noticed this, it does not mean that this has only just started happening, only that until now IWF were not aware of this
Do you think IWF are omniscient?
Re: Unintended consequences.
There is no such thing as reasonable doubt with CP, it is a strict liability offence. If you possess CP, you are guilty of possessing CP. If you tell IWF where the CP is, you are confirming to a third party that you possessed CP. It really is a lose-lose scenario.
Re: Balancing Imbalance
Don't forget the dropbears.
Re: Sort of
Naturally authorities don't want a panic but the situation is far more lethal than many folks want to admit.
And yet, impossible for you to cite any sources - obviously a conspiracy eh!
PS: For things to be "lethal", in the traditional sense of the word, there have to be deaths.
Re: Damn thieves
Volts thrill, amps kill.
Surely Apple could turn around and say "Bumfuck, Iowa: you we're my second choice, time to play first string! Now - how about those kickbacks eh?"
Re: As I read it.
How does one "server" someone? Does it have to be rackmount or can you use pedestal?
Re: Now if they can get ports the other way
You've obviously never seen Photosynth or People app for that matter.
You sir, are 100% right. That is mainly because I have never seen a WinPho in the wild.
Quod Erat Demonstrandum.
More bits also mean more registers. More registers means doing things in less cycles. Doing things in less cycles mean less running the processor at full speed. Less running the processor at full speed saves battery.
Sorry if I went too fast..
Re: Cue the selective amnesia
He does have a point though, the reason the S5 has a fingerprint scanner is so that when a thicko chooses a phone, he doesn't choose an iphone just because it has a fingerprint scanner and the S5 does not. Sales people also like tickboxes as product differentiators.
Admittedly, the fingerprint tech in the 5S works quite well, I'm sure it also will in the S5
Re: Anyone know what it is using for water resistance?
Phones are slippery and have no brakes. If you dropped you phone on the wrong part of the piste it would just go - if you've ever seen a detached ski where the brake hasn't enabled scooting off down the slope, you know what I mean.
They should be giving warnings to Ireland, Lichtenstein and The Netherlands that they need to bring their tax regimes in line with the rest of us or fuck off from our "common" economic area.
Re: I'm begining to wonder
The downvotes are from people who think what you said is true, and don't like you sharing the info with the world.
City datacentres are for the city boys with their financial data, or those who are too rich to care. Everyone else is either in docklands or in a real cheap DC on the outskirts of town, Park Royal, Slough, Gatwick - that sort of area.
PS: Looking at munin in the iphone browser is not an iphone app.
Re: Go take a Placebo AC.
AC, when your argument is "I'm not <some variety of bigot> I've got loads of <bigot target> friends", you've already lost the argument. This is not HYS.
With the health data, we get some benefit from the selling of the data (cash), but the overall benefit should take in to account (hopefully) the new and improved drugs that can be produced from researching the data, which should give "us" a net benefit; we'll be healthier for longer.
Not as much of a benefit as the owners of the biotech companies buying the data I suppose.
Re: No thanks
Mercedes had a self-driving car take itself from Germany to Denmark
Depending where you start and finish, that might not be that impressive.
Are these the same kind of ratings companies that were giving Greece a good credit rating just months before they defaulted on their debt, and the USA triple-A despite being just days away from defaulting during their mad few weeks of government stalemate?
No - completely different.
Re: Don't buy security from box shifters
Way to miss the point AC. I didn't say people needed to write the damn thing themselves, just that that should be the source of the software. Many easy to use mass market consumer electronics have at their base open source software, the people using them do not know or care (as evidenced by your delightful musings).
Don't buy security from box shifters
Belkin (+many others) only care about selling little boxes, so the software will be poor quality and just good enough to ship.
Something like this deserves an open source solution, where a bunch of nut jobs¹ who obsesses about home automation and security has spent thousands of hours perfecting the stack.
¹ I use it affectionately, I'm also a nut job, just not about home automation..
Re: In a C-shell ...
A patron asked the front of the house, loudly, "do you allow glassholes at this establishment?", pointing at said potential customer.
Well they seem to let regular assholes eat there...
No, they'd send me more pizza menus, plus vouchers for an extra large doner pizza with extra cheese and jalapenos :/
the pamphlets that were sent out to 26.5 million households in England in January were tucked in with junkmail such as pizza menus and gym membership flyers.
I think it says something about the area I'm living in that I only get fast food menus and no gym membership flyers.
Re: The crazy thing...
It is sort of outsourcing:
It was signed in 2004 with Siemens, valued at £2bn, but transferred to Atos when it acquired the Solutions and Services unit in 2010.
Siemens Solutions and Services is/was BBC Technology, the unit that Tony Blair forced to be privatised in his attempt to gain control of the BBC. In effect, they keep just giving the contracts to "BBC Technology", whoever owns it at the time.
Really? I wouldn't trust most of the people I went to university with to code their way out of a paper bag. The cheap US workers that Tata will hoover up will be of similar competence to the cheap Indian workers that Tata hoover up.
Their respective cheapness is not a coincidence, they lack either the skills, intelligence, experience or opportunity to command a higher wage.
Except you are just being nasty about the foreigners - junior developers who have little experience tend to write bad code, whether they are Indian or from Sacramento. Hiring Merkin does not necessarily improve code quality, only hiring experience improves code quality.
Re: All I can say is......
So, if an employee of that bank were to abscond with your money, to a country without an extradition treaty with us, you would expect the government to step in and nuke them for you? Didn't think so.
No, I expect the government to give me my money back.
The point is, bitcoins aren't backed by anything. GBP is backed by the british government. Deposits of GBP are covered by GB banking regulations, which provide security.
Giving your money to a drug dealer to hold in escrow.
Re: All I can say is......
You know those numbers in your bank account aren't actually backed by anything physical either, don't you?
The first £85,000 in my bank* are backed by a country of 70 million people with nukes and a standing army.
* I wish
Re: And of course Foxconn ONLY make kit for Apple don't they?
See, they just won. You viewed the article, possibly because of the title - 4 ad views. You posted a comment (and presumably also read the comments before and after) - 12 ad views. Jackpot!
Re: Cheap labour?
Foxconn is pivoting away from China, where it currently employs more than a million people, after
concerns were raised about working conditions for its factories' staff wages grew at 7% for 10 years in a row in China.
Re: Yes, we are failing the kids
Their idea of ICT is teaching them to write a (poorly designed) webpage in Dreamweaver and make a web-movie, or (and I still can't believe this), how to write a game in Python.
There should be more concentration on object orientated programming (.NET, Java, C++ etc.)
Hate to tell you this, Python is a real language, perfectly suitable for teaching people how to write a games engine, has proper OOP features and commands good salaries in the industry.
I couldn't think of a better language in which to start programming. Teach kids C++? Fuck off, teach them python and if they need C++, they can learn C++.
Re: "a skill as vital as reading writing and maths - and could be learned in a day"
She changes her mind a lot, she says you can learn from scratch to "code a website" (whatever THAT means) in 1 hour, and that you can train someone to teach "coding" in one day.
Re: The director of 'year of code'
I liked the segue in her brain from "Coding is really easy. You can make a website in an hour even if you've never done it before" to "I'm the director of a 'teach kids to code' charity, and I plan to at some point in the next year learn how to code". Haven't had a free hour yet I suppose.
Re: "Please use us!"
Seeing as Microsoft currently have a 75% share of the Server market
Quite. If cops have cameras attached to their faces all the time when on duty, then that should be recorded, stored and made accessible to all pertinent parties.
For instance, if you are arrested or searched by an officer, you or your attorney should be supplied with the footage from all officers who arrested/searched you.
If misconduct complaints are raised against an officer, this system should be made available to review their actions in the period in question.
If they roll out this without doing any of these things, it would be a sham. I have no problems with honest upstanding cops, but they are public servants whom we give a great deal of power, their actions should be accountable to us. Too frequently when one cop does something wrong, the rest clam up and cover ranks, they should be gagging for a system that records precisely what events occurred.
Re: 1984 Was Not Supposed To Be An Instruction Manual
Nothing says "this town is a shithole" like ten boarded-up shops in a row...
Re: When booking a hotel...
There is another downside to that I've found, the response is invariably "Mate, this is a Holiday Inn, you want the bloody room or what?"
Does it come in a range of bendiness?
And will there be multiple versions in store that we can hold to our arse until we find one that matches ones natural curvitude?
JS is like C++
In that, yes it is awesomely great and powerful, and you can make gloriously beautiful code with it.
The most important word in that sentence is "can". Most users of JS don't, however.
The style of JS is largely driven by the framework you are using. JS written for Prototype will look wildly different to JS written for jQuery, which again will look wildly different to "stock" ECMAscript.
Re: what a silly chap
Part of the tube is actually funded out of general taxation.
Personally, in London I think that the regular TFL services (bus, tube) should be free for residents, paid for out of increases in council tax.
Decent hardware costs decent money, because most people are happy with cheap hardware. My keyboard, a modern version of the model-m from unicomp, costs $99.
Re: Advise (sic) for traveling (sic) in the US.
If the "cyber warfare capabilities of China and Russia rival those of the US" as you say, then that implies that one must be even more careful when in the US.
Well done, you got the joke!
There was me, thinking "gosh, that's a bit subtle, wonder if anyone will get it"...
The internet is basically three components: Consumers, ISPs, and Data. The purpose of the ISP is to connect the other two, indiscriminately.
Bit of a simplification, don't you think? Sure, the ISP exists to connect the consumer to the data, but the data is not local to the ISP. The ISP has to have outbound connections to the data providers, and different data providers will need different connections, which may have differing costs.
The ISP has to determine which of those connections are necessary, and what speed to run it at. Your ISP may prefer to spend a lot of money on a fat pipe to the BBC if that is where the demand is, that does not mean they have to provide an equivalently fast connection to BobsBargainAmmo.com - they have to discriminate based upon destination.
Re: ZX Spectrum?
The spectrum was cheap, the C64 was not.
C64 launch price was $595
Spectrum was £130 (~ $200-215)
Guess which one most kids had?
Kickstarter campaigns don't sell anything, they allow you to invest in the company in return for potential rewards. The difference is that investors are contributing money in the hope that the companies business plans will succeed and they will be rewarded - there is no contractual obligation to provide whatever is listed at any pledge level.
Re: An MP was shocked
"Hodge's stock position" is tiny, tiny, tiny (and if you mention it, she'll threaten to sue).
Re: They screw up FTA broadcasters
I am surprised you know the dates, also no way was I going to sign up for a year for one programme.
I had never even heard of the programme, wikipedia listed all the dates, when it aired in US, when it aired on Sky, when it aired on UK FTA..
C5 as well has that moronic 5 in the corner.
Well, they did pay for it..
And I saw it before Murdoch vision showed it.
So before Murdoch bought it, you had already seen it, and this is Murdoch's fault that you couldn't watch it on FTA?
And I had the DVD before C5 showed it.
Impressive - UK DVD release was after 5 aired it.
Basically, you love the show, but there is no way you'd pay anything to watch it, including just waiting for a FTA broadcaster showing it and then watching it (which increases viewers for the channel, increases the value of their ad slots, increases revenue and allows new shows to be commissioned or bought.)
Fucking Murdoch ruining your shows though, amirite?
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