34 posts • joined 19 Aug 2009
Re: Simple Counter-Measure
A cunning plan?
So could this be a plan to make people so annoyed with their AV - "I can't spend my bitcoins because the stupid AV software thinks it has a virus" - that they turn it off?
"what hope do the non-technical and the uninitiated have to find out the truth?"
Should the non-technical and uninitiated be concerned? Shouldn't they be asking the technical and initiated as to which is the best solution to get?
"King claims that it is only seeking the patent in order to prevent rival firms from ripping off Candy Crush."
So why not trademark "Candy Crush" instead of just "Candy"?
"SnoopWall is proudly made in the USA."
"Patent pending." Ah I love the sound of sueballs in the morning.
...is a timeline. How long, for example, does it takes to incorporate Sense™ vs. the other steps?
A mandatory service?
How about making all providers supply a free way of finding out how much a call would cost you? A free app or something on a website where you put in the number you want to call and it shows the price? Or a number you can call or text (for free) that you can then enter the number you want to call and it will tell you how much it will cost. Can't be that difficult to tie it in to your account to be able to say if it is part of your included bundle surely.
"I haven't used Amazon for a year and I have found plenty of alternatives for buying goods online."
Did you Google for those alternatives by any chance?
What is needed...
...is a Dr Who made by the team that did Monkey Island.
"...help customers to consider environmental concerns..."
Wouldn't it just be simpler to make the manufacturers make the things 'A' rated?
Wouldn't re-encoding remove watermarking like this?
In my experience the Co-Op ones seem to be set up to give you about 0.27 seconds from scanning "beep" until it tells you to place the item in the bagging area for every single item.
And often the "unexpected item" issue can be sidestepped by pressing the "I'm using my own bag" button, even if you're not.
What? No jil(l)in(g) jokes?
Who is losing out?
I used to be logged in all day to reader, which would mean Google get all my searches. Without reader I don't have the incentive to be logged in. So with my cookies being cleared when I closer my browser seems to me that Google are losing out more than me.
"Redmond tried to argue that the term "sky" was descriptive"
Like "windows" then?
Seems that Microsoft either have better linked accounts than Facebook/Apple or they are more generous with their answers: approx 5 accounts per request vs. 2 for the others.
Or there was one massive fishing expedition. :-)
I've written my PIN down before in amongst a lot of other numbers to disguise it, and then forgotten which 4 digits were the right ones, so I contacted the bank to let them know I'd forgotten it. They sent me a "here is your PIN" letter and it had the same PIN (the digits were in my note). So they must be storing PINs in plain text too.
Re: Thank God it's (not) Fryday
No, but it puts her nose out of joint.
What was that one called...?
What was that game that had live action scenes played. It was a western and you had to shoot things at the right time to move on? If you got it right the next scene played. If not a death scene played. (Something like that - it was a long time ago now.)
I remember seeing it crashed in an arcade in Margate and it was showing the infamous Guru Meditation; sooo chuffed to find out that it was basically an Amiga inside.
For troubleshooting networking issues there's nothing like a good tcpdump on a server imported into wireshark on a desktop for ease of viewing.
Why can't I sign my own stuff?
Why should Microsoft, or any company, have the keys to the kingdom here? Why wasn't this stuff designed so that me, the actual owner and user of the hardware, can perform some process to install my own master certificate (or whatever) so I can sign whatever bootloader I want? If I want to leave Microsoft with that power then I can. If I want to do it myself then I can.
Re: Corporate tax dodgers
None, but MPs would be able to award themselves that little bit higher pay rise.
Does the ASA have any other punishments?
Why do all the ASAs punishments always seem to be "Don't show the advert again, even though you won't anyway because the campaign has ended."?
Could've been a disaster
It's all very cool, but what would have happened if it had landed 'Stanley' first on a hard surface?
Mix and match
Dunno why but I tend to use metric for very small units (millimetres), imperial for the next step up (inches, feet up to about 6ft), metres for things over that, but miles for large measurements.
Why can't my satnav tell me the distance to the next junction in miles and metres goddammit?!
Just my 2 hundredths of a pound.
The American Govt. knew about the Secure Network plans and thought, "How do we ensure a US company gets the gig? How about we announce that those other companies can't be trusted?"
Now where's my EU made tinfoil hat?
Ions in the ring, tra la-la la-la.
Re: Probably using Excel 97
And Pentium processors - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pentium_FDIV_bug
Hey Hey 16K
Of course no birthday celebration is complete without a burst of Hey Hey 16K. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts96J7HhO28
Storage of PINs by the banks
What interests me is that I can request a PIN *reminder* from my bank, not a PIN reset. Doesn't that mean they must be storing PINs in clear or reversible encryption rather than as a hash?
...put up a scan of the person doing the scanning for that shift at the scanner? Fair's fair.
Conflict of interest
Quote: Growing reliance on the internet to deliver public services will "quickly reach a point of no return", meaning "any interruption of broadband access becomes intolerable and will have serious impacts on the the economy and public well being"
Better throw that clause out of the Mandybill then.
Get people support
Just get the ISP association to release a press release saying that they'll have to charge all account holders an extra fiver a month to pay their 50% to implement this. That'll get some letters written to Mandy. Is it true? As true as the view that all free copies equal a lost sale.
So now the community knows what defence to use if Microsoft come knocking at the door waving patents at Linux. What's good for the goose...
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