1372 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009
I just wonder....
...if the banks could (or do) buy these lists and then could revoke the cards? It would be an major inconvenience to the card holder, but not as much as you finding your card is refused not because it's been revoked, but because your bank account is empty.
Oh crap, here we go.
"there could be a loophole that allows only a ‘fair use’ allowance for customers "
So somewhere between 10 minutes and 100,000 then?
Why not just set in stone and say euro-plan must match x% of home plan and have done with it.
Re: China, the short lived adventure
You're right, how could our governments have let this happen?
Actually don't blame the governments for this, blame the consumers. We wanted "better", cheaper, faster, so that's we got.
Companies are only driven by demand, sure they may try to steer the demand, but ultimately, the consumer decides what they do. if every single Apple owner, for example said " We will not buy any Apple products until every component is made outside China" trust me, there would be new factories popping up everywhere.
Re: Wouldn't it be funny if...
...random analyst, plucks random data out and makes 1+1 = -50.
Many companies run many projects at a loss as they build up, heck even most little shops run at a loss in the first year or two. This is not news or even newsworthy.
They are expanding at a massive rate and building out at huge cost. As the market slows down and the "me too's" drop off, the big boys will pick up a lot of the slack, and slow down the expansion as the market matures. That's when they will start to make money.
@a/c Re: Can you hear that sound?
"I guess this means that Linux based systems are likely going to continue to be the most risky OS for remote exploits on the internet for the foreseeable future."
Are the only keys that work on your keyboard CTRL + C & CRTL + V?
Just as a (mainly) windows user, I think your a 13 year old moron that spends his nights on to many forums salivating over <insert female movie star>, whilst having pointless arguments with Eadon.
Sorry, I know, feeding trolls and all that.
Re: Oh $!#t.
"But I don't think it will affect anyone unless they're using OS X Server facing the Internet."
Well that's going to scare all two of them.
The difference is not traffic priority....
...but customer priority,
This is a basic argument that many pro / con net neutrality people rabidly can't understand.
Common sense says that voice and video real time traffic needs top priority and email less, the issue is should Google's or Microsoft's voice traffic take priority over Fred Smith's voice traffic; should Google's email take priority of Joe Blogg's email. The answer is no.
QoS is not the issue here.
For instance, picking up audio from the goal keeper, or turning off the commentary.
Yes,, yes ,YES!
Turn of the crap commentary that plagued the Olympics, especially the brain dead moron that covered the opening ceremony!
It's not a bug, it's a feature!
It means that your guests can control the heat as well. What's the issue.
Coat? It's suddenly got cold around here.
Re: What's going on here??
There are some ad and other links on the site, so maybe one of those has been compromised?
Re: Call me sceptical
"The one that really annoys me is the "New Road Layout Ahead" sign a truly pointless waste of time and money."
is that the one that stays up for several years until a) the lamp post its stuck to gets replaced or it replaced by a new New Road Layout Ahead when they decide the last change was an utterly stupid idea and change it back.
Yes I work in Birmingham where this seems to happen on a regular basis.
Re: Sad news
Oh just fuck off troll.
I know who the hackers are!
Face the facts folks, since all these hacks they must be rolling in it. All these "free" credit card checks being put into place must be music to their ears.
Re: aw man
We've used notourcreditcardinfohonest.rtf
We think no one has looked at them as the last modified date is the same.
Re: XP based self checkouts
If you run a 10 year old verision of Linux, chances are that's going to be pretty easy to nail as well.
It's not he OS that is the issue, it's the installation, maintenance and policies.
Makes no difference...
...when the shitty "musician" or "producer" ram all the levels to max and let the compressor sort out the resulting mess.
..attention whore get's nude photo's "hacked".
Yup just like the coincidental photographer that happens to arrive at the same nightclub / restaurant / beach and so on 5 minutes before they get there.
Re: I thought date of birth was like a password
You don't give the same date of birth to banks? That will make an interesting credit report.
Re: Exactly the type of thing
"Anonymous, just because, who I am, where I am, what I do, is none of your business."
Anon.....except to The Register who are a covert government operation and track you and your comments before handing you over..
"It may not be worth more than Amazon"
It is worth more and is WAY bigger.
Re: Statement of the obvious
Drug dealing / Shooting - sink-hole estates
Pick pocketing / bag snatching - tourist areas and tube stations.
Drunken violence - city centres and nr pubs, peaking on Friday and Saturday nights,
Under-age drinking, nr parks, co-ops & bargain booze
Football violence, pubs near football grounds, mainly Saturday and Sunday afternnons.
I make that a lot more accurate than 70%
All well and good...
...but what about all that data that is synch'd with iCloud / Gloogleland?
Law: Let us have the data on the phone. We have a warrant
Apple / Google, We can't...nah, nah, na, na, naaaaaah
Law: Lets us have all the data in the iCloud. We have a warrant.
Apple / Google: OK
Coincidently I saw three of those in Paignton the other week.
Ok guys..a hint...
...take it to the next level and give it a bath.
I've always found...
many Sony products being priced at the very high end of the market, thinking themselves as a premium brand, but most people I speak to, think they make nice stuff, just over priced.
when all the crap about the suicides was banded about, I took the population of "Foxconn City"and threw it against (I think) Wolverhampton, which was about the same population. The suicide rate was about 1/2 that of Wolverhampton.
But of course when you say x people committed suicide in Foxconn, most people think of a UK factory of about 200 people, not a place of 300,000 with a city centre, housing, swimming pools, leisure clubs, bars and restaurants.
It's a question of context, but that doesn't get the headlines.
Re: Picking the nit...
Still covers a bigger area than World Series Baseball.
Re: Pedantry alert
Could be worse; they could have asked for their PIN number to get the cash out.
Re: Allen's firm alleged it had not received the panzer.
Has he checked over the fence to see if UPS have lobbed it over the back gate?
Re: Remind me again why Android's crappy update system is good?
Not sure why you have the down votes. The whole bitching about Windows was the i.e. integration. If the exploit is via a browser, why can't it be patched?
As an Englishman...
....can I state that non of the main parties or business are speaking on my behalf when they say we want Scotland to stay part of the UK.
"oh ffs, get a shop"
And when a utility company / council digs up the pavement so no one can get in, I guess your answer will be FFS get an online presence?
Re: Political more than commercial
Hairy Spod....That's kind of backwards?
They will make more if they don't have to pay the license cost. So they are not making any more, so have to pay the license?????
Re: Just goes to show
" Charity shops proliferate too but that is because we are so busy creating an larger and larger underclass that we need more shops like them...."
That and the fact they pay a much lower business rate than a "standard" business, gives them a competitive advantage.
Who says the Chinese copy things...
How much are the cartridges going to cost for that!
Going by HP prices it would be cheaper to coat them in gold then hand engrave the picutre
Re: Can you say, "Read between the lines...", boys and girls?
"The one thing it is NOT is a computer"
"An electronic device which is capable of receiving information (data) in a particular form and of performing a sequence of operations in accordance with a predetermined but variable set of procedural instructions (program) to produce a result in the form of information or signals."
Source: Oxford Dictionaries
So you are VERY wrong on that point.
Android on windows anyone?
Never used it though.
That is all...
...it's an art form, I put Googles in with Picasso.
Navigate to Sandwell Country Park and once you are past West Bromich on the M5, feel free to park on the hard shoulder as you have arrived at you destination....oh same for the massive Green Park technology estate in Reading....parts of that are also on the motorway.
I only use it if Navman is having one of it's sulks and refusing to plan a route. If that fails break out the 5 year old TomTom
Re: Fork this fruit only shite!
"The software is available for iPhone and Android with a web version pending, and developers can download an SDK and have a tinker here. ®!"
Still it did require reading past the 1st paragraph....
Re: Too late, but for other reasons
My meter was replaced about 4 months ago.
The guy rocked up, checked his sheet. Came back later and fitted a normal one. Aparenttly I wasn't down for a smart meter, so he had to go back and get a standard one. When I asked why I didn't get one, his response was "I have no idea, seems it's totally random to me"
Re: not smart
They don't know what power I use and at what time, all the now is substation X is drawing Y power at Z time. They also don't know what is using the electricity in my house.
So in answer to your point, they are intruding a lot.
Re: "80 million people in Britain"
"but go into many london hospitals and you'll be lucky to hear a british accent amongst the patients"
"but go into London and you'll be lucky to hear a British accent"
Re: Let's all cheer and applaud this one.
I'm surprised, your surprised, about the Tories. I'm no fan, but Tory policy is and always has been to cut Government spending, so it is pretty much in line with that.
Labour have always been the bigger government party.
If your a middle earner, you're still screwed whoever you vote for, so from that side it makes little difference.
"On what basis do you make this claim? Microsoft OSs currently offer one of the most comprehensive and secure set of data encryption....."
Please can you stop using AC and use your real name...
I just want to know which of these you are?
Will be better with reversible pugs..Gaaahhhh!
Re: "Your mobe could charge your laptop"
"I complain because something happened to USB cables about a year after I bought my last mobe. They don't work with it. That was just 2 1/2 years ago."
I have no idea what you are doing, but I have ancient USB1 devices that work on USB 3 kit. I have no idea why you feel the need to rip and replace, as the beauty of USB is it is compatible.
My guess is you are using those shit 99p cables from eBay.
Remeber the slap on the wirsts from the ASA?
"'Now from Virgin Media, you could say goodbye to buffering with superfast fibre-optic broadband' "
Their defence was:
"Virgin Media had defended the ad by stating that the term "buffering" had a less technical meaning for punters who, it claimed, often link it to service interruptions or delays in streaming content. The telco also stated that, by using the word "could", the advert was clearly "conditional"."
Here Jayne, is Stewart over in the fayre
or was it
Hear Jane, is Stuart over in the fair
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