1476 posts • joined 17 Sep 2009
Re: Currency Conversion FAIL
"£36 means to a Londoner."
That's a Mars bar and a can of Coke isn't it?
Ooop North it's a 7 bed house.
Fistfull of salt...
...has anyone independent validated these claims? And I don't mean those offering to check for Vulns for $100's, or ask for a user name and password, who most likely, are the same people who have published this info
Or are we just believing some random "team" (read 2 mates), sat in the their respective bedrooms doing a bit of willy waving. No doubt they also sleep with 10 girls a night, own a Ferrari and have 16" cock's as well.
Still makes a change to the newest iPad rumour.
Re: The bloody router is inside my house...
Or you just turn FON "bloody" off....
Print servers is the answer.....
And how do you scan to email, fax to email, email to fax etc using a print server?
Re: Love the picture on the first page
"More on the washing machine: hands up who knows what all the settings do? Really, all of them?"
Yes. Lets see Duvet for Duvets, Baby, for nappies etc, Whites for whites, economy for economy, quick wash for quick wash. Oh and the £20 added for the repair man, will just be replaced by the £20 added for all the tech required. Oh and how about the millions of people that won't hook it up, will that suddenly go away? Or do you propose it is mandatory?
"Freezer: when the power goes off, it has an alarm. When I'm in the kitchen some hours later, I'll know that £100 of food went to waste."
If your food defrosts in a few hours in a freezer, you need a better freezer, ffs 24 hours and it should still be pretty good.! Oh and all the flashing lights on the digital clock should tell you about the power outage. And when it alerts you of a power outage (by bluetooth??????? how long a range does that have!) when you are 50 miles away, what are you going to do, race back home and put it errrrrrrrr.
Seriously, we have survived for millennia without it, I doubt we will al suddenly drop dead if we don't get it now. It's just a fad
Smart as they are, just not smart enough to do it on their own.
And BTW, if US hadn't copied Jet engine and rocket engine tech, they would still be in boats. If Japan hadn't ripped off western tech, we'd still have music players the size of toasters around our necks; if we hadn't ripped off Japans tech, our cars would still break down every hundred miles and never start on cold mornings.
So go learn some history, nothing new is ever invented, only old ideas are improved.
I do still use cash, if you don't have it, you can't spend it.
TLA's got to love them..
and there was I wondering how on earth Pulse Code Modulation was going to work in a flash drive.
...more this bloke says.....
My mate says a bloke in the pub overheard someone say that they know someone who knows this guy in China who works near the factory where some of the stuff for the iPhone 7 is being designed and some bloke was overheard by a cafe owner he knows and apparently the new iPhone 7 will have a better screen,
Seriously stop this shit, if you are going to constantly bang on about rumours, go work for the Daily Star....
Re: Thai Problems
You jest, surely they can be that rich and corrupt, after all there is massive poverty in Thailand..Oh hold on...
Re: biggest reason NOT to vote tory this election
"Labour did say they abandon anything to do with the National ID scheme and database".
Yup there will be the Anti-Terrorist and Peado Database, on which everyone will be added and then the results filtered.
Admit it, they are all as bad as each other...as for the Greens, seriously I'd like to be able to power my house at night, you know when solar is non-existant and wind is generally lower.
Re: Not Good
I will give a "lovely" real world example.
Wife (ex-social worker) has a friend (ex-social worker - see a common link here) had a friend in front line child support.
Went to check (on her own - yup it happens all the time) on a kid reported as "at risk"). All seemed ok, no problems before.
However, unknown to her or the social work department, a violent partner had moved back into the flat. police aware, due to an incident a week before, but not passed on to anyone.
Social worker turns up and is let in. At which point she is beaten up with a baseball bat by violent partner and admitted to hospital for 3 weeks.
No here is the relevance, Social workers unaware that partner had moved back in, Police unaware that there were child protection issues in place and housing were unaware the partner ever lived there.
So there you go. One personal account of how a bit of data sharing may of stopped this, yes kiddy was involved, but in this case, wasn't the one attacked.
Re: biggest reason NOT to vote tory this election
Yes,, best vote Labour and we can get back on track rolling out* the National ID scheme and database.
* by "rolling out" of course that refers to spending billions of pounds with a major IT supplier before abandoning it at a later date because arse has problems talking to elbow..
Re: Not Good
Until the next child care scandal when the usual "Social Workers failed to stop child death" and only when you realise that the whole system is a shambles and left hand has no idea what right hand is doing with everyone quoting "data protection" as the scape goat and ultimately damming someone that didn't even have a clue about what was going on.
The issue is making the sharing relevant. So yes, housing should have access to passport / driving license details, benefits should know about a persons registered address, but at the same time, the parks division shouldn't know any of this. Unfortunately this is will it all will go wrong.
Re: Simple payments...
In London, it ain't cash.....
But London is its own little world.
It's Monday morning, the reg may not be everyone's 1st port of call.....the coffee takes more priority.
...to see why I need my washing machine, dishwasher or fridge on the internet.
Will the washing machine empty out the last load and then put in the next load. Nope.
Will the dish washer take out the clean plates, put them away and then load the next batch.
Oh wait what's that my fridge will notice I'm out of milk and order it for me. Fantastic, a £5.95 litre of milk, oh whoops now I have extra, because having more than one brain cell I noticed I was low on milk and picked some up on the way home.
The Age Of The Internet Of Things - When humanity gave up thinking for itself and became a spoon fed blob of lard in the corner of the room.
...4chan/b is that way ------>
Please all of you just grow up. It's like a childish school yard squabble just on a global scale.
The word you need to look up is xenophobia, once playtime is over, go back you your respective schools and look it up.
Re: removing information the Senators are using to investigate CIA activities
Ahh I see, a bit like Facebook , but in reverse?
Re: "Far more of an issue for Android than Windows these days"
"isn't that an issue only when you accept downloads from unauthorized sources ?"
So to sum up, Android is great because you are not locked into a walled garden, but if you decide to go through the big open gate, it's your own fault if you get mauled to death by lions?
I'm just surprised it doesn't have a back up "BIOS" like most PC motherboards since about 2000...or does it?
Re: Self service checkouts
I agree, I can usually belt through one of these in about 1/10 the time I can a normal checkout.
Here are two top tips.
One, if it's light, life a birthday card, slam it onto the weighing machine.
Two: If you get "unexpected item..blah, blah", just hit using my own bags. 9/10 times it fixes it.
Plus the upside is you can actually use the amount of bags you need as opposed to the amount they want you to use.
Ahh The American Music Way....
The Land Of The Free......money.
Don't create, don't innovate...just litigate.
Re: Offensive to Brummies
No need be offended, the Brummies are just more intelligent than those southern softies....you can hammer screws
Re: Computers in Schools?
Let me guess, power looms and spinning frames should also be removed from the work place as they are de-skilling the workforce?
Re: What child needs a macbook pro?
Square root of 254715884574445885.57415854 * 156941 / 3.2554455
No machines allowed., after all, your schooling taught you to do this didn't it?
Re: What child needs a macbook pro?
A slide rule and log rule is a tool. So only working out in the head is allowed.
Re: Depends on what it is for...
Well, it's EFI and Intel... Run Linux on it. At least with Apple's desktop offerings, you can run alternative OSes on it
....as opposed to not being able to on Windows pc's?
Re: Still too expensive
"microshaft, still don't get that. I couldn't believe when I got a windows 8 laptop last year*, that it still couldn't open a .mov file from my camera with mediaplayer."
Oh dear, oh dear.
You know that a .Mov is an Apple format?
Try opening a wmv file with a Apples default player....same result.
You need to add a codec or alternative media player to get either to work.
So often they never mix well.
....another random guess at another random Apple product.
How to get a job as a government advisor
Appear on a "reality" business type show.
May of been something to do with this line....which TBH I think is a bit lame.
"The largest vendors weren't notified as they should be already dedicating their sizable resources to vulnerability research."
Phew thank goodness Oracle and Adobe are only little companies, because with that attitude, users of a bigger company's software could be in real trouble.
I had one of those sort of smart meter things
...you know the ones supplied by British Gas. It sat there looking pretty, wasting electricity.
Still I did save a lot of money....I changed supplier.
Not sure if misunderstanding that post, but R2 was only released October last year?
Re: Am I alone in seeing the word...
Pull up a chair...Now tell me about your mother....
Re: The next obvious steps in captcha town
"Now remove your clothes and turn on the webcam".
Re: so seriously critical files were kept on an acessable server ?
They had to close the air gap as the lock down on USB drives, after the Edward Snowden incident, made it difficult to share files between officials.
Re: McIntosh, Sonus Faber and Wadia audio system brands
Sonus Faber have been around 30 years..
Mcintosh Labs? Founded 1949....
So remind me, who is ripping of who again?
Re: I'll c u a k...
And the root cause will be
Computer User - Non-Technical
Re: Noise cancelling
"Sony media player with music ripped with the highest possible mp3 fidelity"...
Oh dear, that is flame-bait around here, pull up a chair.
Sony....they the creators of the root kit, that made root kits popular (don't worry about being different divisions, that is irrelevant)
MP3....come on FLAC dear boy do keep up....MP3 is BAD, even if you can't actually tell the difference.
Really?you could buy a no name android and replace it every year with the "latest" model and still be better off.
Not sure why you got the down vote, you are spot on.
Why do you think XP is still around? Because it works, people know it and despite what people in IT think, people don't want to fuck around for 3 months trying to work out how to print in A3 on both sides instead of A4 single sided.
Re: Base stations.
the base stations do track you, other wise they wouldn't be able to hand over to other cells. This is no secret, it how they work. If you are on about do they keep it? Yes they do, it helps with billing, fault diagnostics and a whole load of other things.
If you don't want to be tracked, don't turn it on.
To be fair, if I'd spent close on 7 years training, I'd expect a decent salary.
Re: So will this work for the little guys?
sure, just send a cheque to the local MP made payable to an offshore account and he'll sort the rest.
Re: Not charged for SPAM txts?
I stand corrected..always dealt with the premium rate ones.
That said, the guy was licensed from the UK for data protection, but if the texts come from abroad....it gets a bit messy.
Still need that humble pie icon.
Not charged for SPAM txts?
That's because that's nothing to do with the ICO that's why. Bit like the RSPCA taking you to court for a speeding fine (don't give them any ideas).
Re: 58 application servers and 10 database servers for metadata
Why? Care to elaborate?
- Leaked screenshots show next Windows kernel to be a perfect 10
- Amazon warming up 'cheapo web video' cannon to SINK Netflix
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? I need a password to BRAKE? What? No! STOP! Aaaargh!
- Episode 13 BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
- Vulture at the Wheel Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK