Phone up the BBC....
Frank Stephenson, phone up the BBC about Doctor Who... PLEASE!
785 posts • joined 2 Jul 2007
Frank Stephenson, phone up the BBC about Doctor Who... PLEASE!
Air pressure is so low on Mars, they'll be lucky to hear anything.
Certainly won't need a windsock!
Look, Geeks watch. Nerds create.
Get the basics right.
So if my servers use the password twice to encrypt their data and the two passwords are pseudo-randomly arranged by a seeded number algorithm known only by a protected 2nd server. Then if the data is stolen, it'll be impossible to decrypt without the algorithm?
He did put quality Lithium batteries in it right?
You're comparing technology that's decades old versus one that is less than 2 years old?
Which is why you use Lithium AA/AAA/PP3 and not alkaline batteries in important devices in Britain....?
As a humble domestic user who has a substantial amount of data backed up onto USB drives and which is freely available to my backup software on demand. I'd like to know how I can make my backup software give a username/password to gain access to the device and not any other process.
While they do that, can we get better reporting of WiFi errors? At present I'd have to buy a specialist device to read errors in WiFi streams. Android, IOS and Windows need to be able to report errors in frames to the user before the stream collapses.
If they could find a way to get you to use HP computers, they would.
If Ford could force you to buy one brand of petrol, they would.
Why the surprise?
HP are surely protecting their livelhood. They have jobs, mortgages, bills too?
If they could force consumers to use their brand of paper too, they would.
What's the big surprise?
Eh? What planet you from? We use Lumens now!
There will be a couple of products on sale by Wednesday and 50 fakes on Amazon and eBay an hour later!
Let me guess, a stupid IT Admin was reading their email on the Server!
"users will be requested to provide a new "strong" password which is more than eight characters long, and includes a mix of upper and lowercase letters, special characters and a number."
Gee what was it before?
You're clean honest and true until someone finds out.
Heck we did that back in the 70s with BB systems!
Heck, we all did that. Even before DOS was invented.
Cute, you're still using the Half-life name.
Yes, we all miss it. But let's bury it under a tree and move on?
Yes. But then anything would.
So I could plug this into any old USB charger socket.
Like none of us ever thought that when the train is full to bursting.
BBC interviewed a woman where she stated that unlike what the CCTV seemed to imply, there were no vacant seats. Sounds like the author is a tad biased?
You just sign in with your Google account and they are automatically added. Nothing to it!
Any sales person will tell you Benefits sell products, not features.
My idea is add a infrared camera to it. It'll be useful for engineers and the kiddies can take amusing photos of each other.
Let me tell you a little secret.
There was only a couple of working vans. They couldn't tell if the signal came from above 20ft.
Most of the other fleet were mock ups and we're just send down a street to scare folks.
So, I've got a Note 4. bought in 2014. The Note 7 is just in time for my contract renewal at Xmas.
But I don't see much to get excited about over the Note 4.
I don't intent to get it wet, to use the Iris scanner, etc.
I would like the multi-windows feature to work better, tends to crash apps,
I suspect I'll need the Note 7 to really run Android 7 well and that's all.
So why is M.2 suppose to be the future over RAM stick based SSD?
Please explain. :)
Had no problems what so ever upgrading. Neither did several of my friends.
Typical stereotype rubbish used to lighten up an otherwise boring article. It was one bird that escaped. So why use a headline that wasn't true? You just annoy your readership and doing it repeatingly means you get a bad reputation.
We in Scotland are tired of these silly articles about our lifestyle, culture, etc.
No wonder we want out & in.
Let's have an episode where we find out about the Universal Translator or how the Replicator came about.
Or maybe even how people of different races or religions can get along with each other?
These issues would be fascinating and give us hope for the future.
I like to remind them that their mother would be ashamed of them....
Reversible USB 2?
Didn't we get told this last year?
Still got my 1MB Acorn Archimedes A310.
Actually it's a A305. But I hand soldered an extra 500KB of RAM. It's a beautiful piece of technology.
I wonder if it's worth anything?
So what's wrong with my method?
Pick a OS and programming language. Use it's random number generator. By seeding it with a time value you get a traceable sequence of numbers that appear random if you don't have that seed value.
I noticed that just a small variation of the OS or the language causes the random number sequence to be vastly different. Works for me.
Let's not forget that the higher the frequency, the less likely the radio waves have of getting through objects.
What we need is a lower frequency with more channels.
You not heard about Powerline technology???
It goes from A to B using your Mains wiring.
Well, CAT 5e was designed to offer 1Gbps before CAT 6 got ratified back in them days. :)
You do realise that half your bandwidth is taken up by the encryption, so you're in fact getting 50%. Then once you remove the error checking bits, you'll be lucky to get 40%. :)
A simple script to check for multiple addresses in the To: or CC: field and either reject it or rewrite it to the BCC: field.
This is so simple to do, it beggers belief that their IT Staff doesn't do it. Sack one of them for being an idiot.
Check to see if a Cleaner had accidentally plugged in their Hoover nearby?
Unfortunately The Register authors tend to forget that major fact.
Had a client who phoned me up to fix her desktop in her house.
The tower was inside a wire cage. Soon found out why, there was a hedgehog, pigeon and 2 brown rats living with her freely in the room.
Every port of the PC was full of sawdust. USB, serial, parallel, you name it.
Not wanting to take the PC back to base, I opened it on her kitchen table and it exploded with more sawdust!
I was coughing and scratching for a week afterwards!
I had kids that used to feed their VCR toast....
Once opened a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder for those people too young to remember video cassettes) and was amazed to see a gold plated video drum.
Thinking naively to myself that the machine must be very good quality, I cleaned the drum with iso-p and it all came off in the brush. Yes, nicotine goes everywhere when you smoke.
VCR played much better too.
Customer phones up to complain that his expensive custom software isn't working. After extensive telephone support we couldn't fix it. So we arrange a courier to pick up the computer and return it within 24 hours.
We get the PC and fix the problem. Young engineers being, well young, go foraging in his harddrive.
They come across 100GB of photographs. Well we think they were Pornographic as we couldn't see individual images as they were protected by encryption. But the twat had used long filenames to describe in detail each image!
Most were of dubious material shall we say?
It's OK. In America they can just use a gun to protect themselves! ;)
Gee desperate to hype up your article weren't you? So you added infantile penis jokes.
You do however need to be IT knowledgeable :
To know the current malware trends.
To know how fragile data is.
To test your backups.
To test all your security.
Sadly 99% of the population aren't.
So all those people who got their heads frozen over the last 20 years will get a refund? ;)