94 posts • joined 7 Aug 2009
Re: Backslash, Backlash!
The piece in the Guardian quoted (I think it was Vodaphone) as stating that most of the salary cost incurred handling these requests is met by government.
Re: Featuring speakers who are even cleverer than some of our readers
yeah, next year have some of the commentards do an address. Possible subjects; advantages of iThings over MS/Linux, are Google worse than the TLAs? and Media, to download or to buy?
this being a UK law, and YouTube being an international US based web site, probably not. They'll just ignore it.
Re: Tiles should replace icons fully - everywhere.
I think a tile showing fundamentalist opinions will be illegal, should the Tories win next May.
Uploaded to iDrive to be shared with 4chan, and the rest of the world?
Re: URL - typos
I thought 'all the people who perpetuated it should be used for misconduct' in Cheesy's comment was more fun...
All you can eat buffet
Reminds me of the 'living on a pound-a-day' challenge.
Re: An opportunity
Given the motto of the LOHAN project, this seems a legitimate line of research.
Didn't realise teletext still existed...
Don't care about 3D printing, but Steel Panther were well worth checking out.
Re: Karma remains balanced Channel 4
4oD is just one example
I got a link to page that said something about ad-blocking, clicked ok and went on watch the episode of Utopia I'd missed. <-- something that i thought was worth watching on Channel 4.
Music business rip-off, I prefer the latin theme. I think i'd have made it Autopimp, which is kinda oxymoronic.
Considering this is an IT publication, I'm amazed that Linus felt it necessary to travel all the way to Spain just to do some computer programming. You guys never heard of the internet?
Mind you the weather looks pleasant and the digs comfortable. Beer's cheap in Spain too.
Re: Lost in Translation
There are many historical examples of amputation being used on thieves.
Indeed there are many current examples in some Middle Eastern kingdoms
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Re: Dammit Lester!
Shame you can only upvote a comment once. That deserved more. Or maybe I should ask GCHQ to do it...
Re: Our Mission
I've never had to drive round for ages looking for a parking space. I have to wonder what these drivers are doing wrong.
Not catching the bus?
Picture caption of the week
Lucy is available for modelling assignments and is payable in cider
Re: HMG ????
Can't say I noticed, as I don't use their DNS, but as it happens i had an email from Virgin telling me about a new option to switch on safe internet. that was going to be done using DNS, IIRC.
Re: The USA again
For quite some time you needed state approval to export encryption code. It was considered to be munitions. PGP code was once distributed in printed form.
Re: Vomit .... heave ... vomit ....
yeah, i read that far, then started to feel ill and I need to go home now...
Re: Just drop the damn thing when above the point you want to be above...
yes of course. I mean, they could plant the prison garden to be a giant QR code target, needing no direction at all....!
Or even just plant dope in the prison garden, and save all the other grief.
Needs a release switch. Then it would drop the package silently from above.
For some reason I'm immediately reminded of El Regs' Special Projects Bureau. When the LOHAN flight is completed, perhaps this is an area for further research?
" At that point I decided not to bother voting for UKIP again."
best post I've read all day
Re: definition: applied scientist?
Shouldn't it be
"pipe -> dream
lab coat -> anorak" ?
Re: A plea: bring back real boffins on TV!
Re: The Magic Roundabout
manufacturers to launch a new range of connected Freeview HD televisions and boxes which consumers will be able to buy in store
I don't see what's new about this? My TV already has apps for iPlayer/4Od etc, the content for which is streamed over the net. It's not even a new TV, 3 years or so old. Ok so it's one app per channel, so is what's new here that there is one app which gets all the channels? Big deal.
Re: I've missed something here
"coded for the task, and doesn't have attack vectors"
I think attack vectors will be important for efficient death-dealing.
Re: Twitter monetised !
While I fully agree with your sentiment, I think you may find that 'commercial blather' is what many people feel _is_ the core function of the internet.
"About two-thirds of IT workers quizzed in a new poll are so stressed, they want to quit their jobs."
The rest read El Reg.
TNT is banned
Denmark has it's own postal system as well, so this will please traditionalists.
to discover that CreationistsWhoCanActuallyThink.com doesn't seem to exist. I liked the rest of the article tho'.
Re: Does not add up!
I think what they're getting at is to persuade VISA etc, that if porn.us does not implement age checking then VISA UK should not allow this American site to accept money from UK punters using VISA as a payment method.
They did something similar to the Russian MP3 site - I forget the name MP3ForAll.ru? - years back. They couldn't prevent them selling MP3s, but they could prevent people from paying for the MP3s using UK Credit cards. See also WikiLeaks.
You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.
-- Victor Hugo/1845
most Wall St tools...
Couldn't put it better myself.
13-year-old Danish firm
Lot of money for a cake maker.
Some have pointed out that the article doesn't say it was external crackers, and so it might be an inside job. While possibly the case, if you had access as an insider, why would you post all the details online? Morrisons will obviously call in experts (and police as they've said), so I'd worry about being caught, and surely the consequences of this would far outweigh the lolz gained? The perp also sent it to a newspaper, increasing the avenues for investigation.
yes. plumbers wenches on the other hand..
Re: "electricity meters that talk to the grid to get you the best deals"
Actually the one currently on offer from British Gas seemingly requires you to take an expensive tariff, if you want the kit for free. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/mar/08/british-gas-free-heating
We don't normally have laws like that, in the UK. For example there is no law that says you _can_ keep a poodle, but there are laws that say you _can't_ keep various types of pit bull.
Collecting pictures of naked adults is not illegal (excepting what might be covered by extreme porn laws). Pictures of naked kids, that are not your own, is more likely illegal - dunno for sure, but you'd need to look at the full statute to see if there are exemptions for the security services. Intercepting communications is illegal, but there is definitely an exemption for the security services.
Yeah, the problem is not that they're breaking the law - they're probably not. The problem is the law that says they're allowed to do this.
Choice of name
To me MFI is/was the manufacturer of cheap 'put it together yourself' furniture.The furniture was pretty crap and didn't last long.
Very long term
While there are implications for the software used to create documents today, the more important thing for a government is being able to read them in the long term.
In the UK we have various rules (30. 50 & 100 years) after which documents might be made public. This implies that whatever the format, we need to be able to still read them 100 years from now. There is no reason to suppose that Microsoft (or any other company for that matter) will be around then, so using a proprietary format as a standard must surely be an unacceptable risk.
Re: I grudgingly pay my 3£/5Eu a day
I seem to remember a case where people were being charged international rates for calls that terminated in London. The numbers were international format (i.e 0031 or whatever), and it didn't make any cost difference to the telco where the number was physically located. Similar to 0898 numbers i suppose, they don't actually cost any more to provision, they just cost more to call.
For values of 'nearly' that include not very.
Re: [B]asic maths and literacy...
Amazing. The recent paper reminds you to show all your working for what amounts to simple mental arithmatic.The title should be very basic maths.
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