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Mt Gox has a .com...that'd be the obvious next move. Let's hope they've got some other TLDs too.
Not everyone is an American...particularly on a British IT site.
Also not everyone rolls over automatically. While the end result might be inevitable; there is no value in making it easy.
Microsoft chap...anything that needs extra clicks to do the same thing you used to do in less clicks is something you should not do. Simple really.
The bit that suprises me is people happily opening a PDF fom the NSA. I'm not going to look at it until I convert it into something less toxic than PDF.
@Peter Simpson 1
You may find this helpful (there is a show desktop button in the (disabled as default) quick launch bar):
That's what I was going to say...considering the complete arse the US have made of things (taking the rest of the world's economy with it) the sensible thing to do would be to keep the fuckers as far away from Bitcoins as possible.
Re: Beards are Best?
Much more dangerous than food debris (I eat like a human, and food very rarely touches my beard...don't want to waste food, mostly) are the dangers of short cigarettes (roll-ups) and a predilection for the most dangerous Chinese lighters I can find on eBay...quite often end up setting bits of my beard on fire.
"...all the other cloud-based intelligence Google and its ilk are hoping to deliver to us - functionality which costs us nothing more than our privacy."
You say that like it's a trivial thing. How many divorces have been caused -or at least enabled- by Facebook? You never know who's going to be accessing and using the information; nor what they will do with it.
"costs us nothing more than our privacy; and potentially life, freedom and/or everything you own". Fixed that for you.
I also loved the tagline. +1. Well done.
I will agree to Cameron's proposal...
...provided that he maintains the naughty list and fields all queries about it by himself. No staff. That should keep him out of our hair and -who knows- he may even learn how the internet works in the process.
Re: Flawed Survey
I showed how little I'm happy to share by not bothering to click on the link then moaning about it in El Reg comments. Do you think that counts?
Re: Good joke, more of this please
That's what I was thinking. Great plan to poke a nuke-armed nutter. What could possibly go wrong?
Re: The widespread belief that lithium-ion batteries don't suffer from “charge memory”
Presumably Petr Novak sells battery management software.
What I've read about Li batteries is that the cardinal sin is to run them completely out. Anyway; the memory effect is minuscule, according to the article.
The police are bound by duty -and paid pretty well for- looking out for the weaker members of society. That clearly didn't happen here; despite photographic evidence (on the internet yet!). Whether they couldn't be bothered; were covering up for the Superintendent's son; or just plain lost the paperwork (I am speculating, of course...I don't know why the investigation didn't go ahead) the job of the police clearly did not get done in this instance.
While your Straw Man argument of throwing everyone involved into prison to be ass-raped is misrepresenting my argument somewhat; if the police fucked up then the people responsible should accept the responsibility and the consequences...whether that be written warning; sacked or whatever. If it was a deliberate cover up then -fuck yes- prison is an option.
More importantly than that though, the dead girl and her family deserve a proper investigation and they should damned well get one...it is a service that they have already paid for and haven't received if you want to look at it in strictly social contract terms and not get into a concept as slippery as justice.
Cheaper than that: A Parrot 2 is £260-ish on eBay right now; comes ready to go with 720p video and you can fly it from your iThing or Android tablet/phone. Relays live video back to the device, to be stored there or on an onboard USB stick.
I had a look at the parts and I reckon (after a fairly cursory look) that you could put together something a little more industrial (and with full-fat 1080p video) for somewhere in the £150-200 region. More if you want night-vision, of course.
Of course all this FUD is purest bollocks - drones uniformly sound like a swarm of bees and it would be absolutely impossible to stalk someone without them knowing about it (without getting into *major* cost for high-res kit and the oomph to lift it). With 'domestic' dronery if it's close enough to do the stalker any good; the stalkee knows all about it.
I dunno..."investigate it properly or else" doesn't sound too unreasonable, as Anonymous statements go. There's photographic evidence and they could have just broadcast the names and let the baying pack go at them.
"We do not approve of vigilante justice as the media claims. That would mean we approve of violent actions against these [alleged] rapists at the hands of an unruly mob. What we want is justice. And that’s your job. So do it." - Anonymous
Seems fair enough to me. Surprisingly mature for Anonymous. Have to say that I agree with them on face value; and if someone's favourite son is being shielded then this is absolutely the right thing to do.
Re: Banks makes you think
My favourite author. He might want to consider volunteering to test this stuff:
Re: This is all too familiar.
"Every time you touch some device they tend to think it's then your responsibility for the next ten years, and if it stops working next month it's because you did not do "your" work properly last time."
Oh my god yes. I threw a new sound card into somebody's machine once. A YEAR LATER he phoned up swearing because his screen had gone funny and this was somehow my fault. As a bonus, it was 10PM on Friday when the wine had breathed and we were about to start the film. The cuntbucket's video lead had come loose, it turned out. The 300 viruses and multiple toolbars didn't help either.
I don't touch hardware these days, and I cite this as the reason. Nothing to do with the fact that I'm getting old and everyone has laptops; which are fiddly little bastards.
Re: Spamhous must really be hurting those parasites
@handle - that's not necessarily the case. Spamhaus is the reason I can't use a desktop email server (which I started after an important ISP-server email disappeared into the blue costing me a large wad...with a desktop server, it gets delivered, or you get an error message...either way you know whether it got through).
They do have a very high-handed attitude...it's basically "fuck you if you don't like it; but you're not sending emails from that (ISP's) IP range". And it's not just spammers who are effected. I admit that I'm probably a minority here; but they did put a serious spanner in my day-to-day operations.
Re: rise your hand those who want to see Kaley Cuoco in 4k ?
@Eddy Ito - You're only talking about films though. The same 4K and 8K kit would make for a superb video wall with a live feed from the roof (or somebody else's roof if your view isn't that hot); and using it in that context it's good that you can't see it all at once. Makes it more interesting.
Google are tightening the screws
Adblock blocked; RSS reader gone; and -on a more personal note- YouTube doesn't seem to work on an 'unregistered' (with Google Play) Android device. I used to enjoy watching "People are awesome" videos in the pub...very relaxing.
Something else that's vaguely sinister is that a lot of apps are ONLY available in Google Play: Firefox for Android, for example (well, I'm sure that it can be obtained elsewhere; but Mozilla downloads are done through Google Play; which is a little disconcerting and indicative of some sort of deal in the background). Not surprising - Google does chuck money at Mozilla- but disconcerting, given Mozilla's 'we're independent' stance.
The condition for using Google Play is that you have to "register your device" before anything works and I just didn't like the sound of that.
The only reason I'm mentioning Google Play is that there seems to be shenanigans going on and that is indicative of a wider problem. I can't blame Google for axing the RSS reader and Adblock...I'm surprised they were involved with either as they don't really jibe with their business model. Google are tightening the screws and I expect this to continue. Also, as Ragequit pointed out, cloud services are very much at the whim of someone else who isn't necessarily providing that service out of the goodness of their heart. Local stuff all the way for me.
RSS reader is no problem anyway. Here's two:
Re: Adblocker is your friend
There are adverts on the internet? When did this start?
Namecheap for me every time. You should never host where your domains are anyway...keep 'em separate.
Re: Lastpass for me
Keynote NT for me: Free tree-style note taker; stores everything in one file that can be encrypted. So you only need to remember the password to open the program and you can have a different and fiendishly complicated password for every service. Remembering shit is the computer's job. And as the file is encrypted, it's safe to sync to Dropbox or wherever, so losing your hard disk is recoverable from.
As a bonus you can have alarms on notes, so it reminds you of stuff too.
Re: OK, case study....
@Graham Marsden: Is this what you were thinking of?
@Captain Underpants: I'd read that article before and it's a bit misleading in that process automatically assumes that there will be a dead tree version; and many of the steps outlined are not necessary for an electronic version. The assumption is a dual release; but you're lumping in a lot of dead-tree-specific costs to the "cost of production". The fact remains though, that once you have your electronic version, that's pretty well it for costs (except for hosting and bandwidth and that cost can be considered trivial). With the dead tree version there is an inescapable cost to make and distribute every single extra unit.
Re: OK, case study....
Electronic copies should be cheaper. There's no dead trees, ink or distribution involved. Hosting and bandwidth aside; once you have the first electronic copy of a book you will have spent all the money you're going to. Copy No.2 and onwards are gravy.
If you charge more for an electronic copy, people rightly assess that as taking the piss and may well be tempted to take the piss in return.
"Convenience premium". No wonder you did that anonymously...
£76 gets you a perfectly competent 9" tablet with a keyboard case thrown in. I have a bunch of the 7" ones and they work fine.
Not exactly a rocketship; but very far from "shoddy low-end devices that look good but "barely work"".
SO you need them rooted; de-Googled AND with anti-camera lasers built in like that Russian billionaire has on his yacht.
I'm not convinced that I'd want them even if it were free. Funnelling ALL my personal information to Google is just not the future of my computing...can't speak for the rest of humanity. A HUD would definitely be useful; but I'm going to wait until it's thoroughly rooted and user-controllable.
And a sizeable runup. Tabasco was diplomacy.
Fuck them. Fuck every single patent troll. With something pointy; plugged into the mains; and bred from a particularly convoluted cactus.
EDIT: (because I can): Also; apply it with a cordless hammer drill. And cover everything with tabasco.
Re: No matter
One problem with that - FF is only available through Google's store which requires that you register your android device with Google before letting you in.
Re: Naked chick strutting about on rooftop garden!
I like that! It's "The Good Life" for 2013. Ratty wooden window frames and chickens, and next-door has immaculate designer gubbins.
Re: "if the pic was printed out"
Presumably the printout figure was based on standard 300dpi
Re: WAAAH! @Anonymous Coward
...and the sections they were applying for would have put a serious crimp in the operations of a programming language. Don't know why it's all blowing up now though...are they having another go possibly?
EDIT: AHA! Just found a post on page 2: " PSF applied for a trade mark on the 6th February 2013 for classes 09, 42 and 16 (packaging). It's being "examined". That explains the 'why now?' part. Also might mean that Veber aren't necessarily the aggressors in this.
Re: WAAAH! @Anonymous Coward
To address your points:
"(if true...could be a play for more sympathy)"
I was expressing doubts of the veracity of the claims. DDoS, sure, that's how the internet reacts to asshat moves (such as attempting to force an established programming language to rebrand). Death threats? By phone? Seems considerably less likely.
"Says a guy with a silver posting badge on a site populated by FOSS fanatics. Mob mentality, step forward please."
IT. IT fanatics, enthusiasts, and even the odd professional. The whole spectrum; not just FOSS.
"Apparently true, if that community are sad nutters. Do you think any reasonable person on the outside would look at this backlash or the apologists here and give them any support? And IT people are amazed they're held in such contempt.
In any sufficiently large community there are going to be extremists. 150 messages an hour and a DDoS could be easily arranged by one sufficiently motivated person; and yet you write off the entire community of Python programmers (and me for pointing out how totally unsurprising is the fact that trademark trolls seem to be getting a hard time from the internet). Not to mention everyone working in the IT industry. And that's "..held in contempt by stupid people until their printer needs fixing". Fixed that for you. You're welcome.
Re: If I can't have it, nobody can...
If I have this straight, it's not the name; but the application as well. So I could trademark 'Python' for a range of hosepipes...no problem. However, the ISP is claiming "the exclusive right to use 'Python' for software, servers, and web services"...and that could definitely put a stick through the PSF's front wheel.
"We wanted to claim the name of a well-established programming language and we are totally surprised that that makes people cross"
I must admit that actual phone calls and death threats (if true...could be a play for more sympathy) are a surprise; but I would have been AMAZED if they hadn't been immediately DDoS'd into oblivion. A webhosting company (by definition a sitting target) is the last business on the planet that wants to be pissing off a large community of programmers. I foresee no more happy hosting for them unless and until they stop with the silly trademark crap.
For $100k, you would have thought 'unbreakable' would have been somewhere in the specifications...
Re: a pole?
Drones would be pretty impractical for perving, I would have thought...too noisy.
This time with sequins on though
Re: Space Monkeys
How about a deeply-buried moonbase with a genebank; stored knowledge and enough resources to last for 20 years or so and get back to Earth autonomously? I'm a firm believer in backups.
There might also have been a strike in Cuba, apparently:
...possibly the main rock has calved and there are a few below-detection-threshold bits and pieces in a cloud around it. Not sure how feasable that is...we have, after all, been looking at the asteroid fairly hard of late.
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