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That was SOOOOO funny in 1993. How we laughed.
Ha ha ha.
A further question...
given this paragraph - "Tuesday's additions come as vulnerability tracking service Secunia reported that failure to apply third-party patches – as opposed to updates from Microsoft – is "almost exclusively" responsible for the growing exposure of Windows machines to security threats." a further question might be -
Did you bother to read the article?
Excuse Me While I Locate My GSM Engineer Hat
Excuse me, this hat is getting a little old now but...
That only works in the vicinity of a microcell. Otherwise, your location could be anywhere in a radius of up to 2000m, unless you happen to be in a crossover in which case triangulation can narrow it down a bit. A significant bit but not enough for "you're now passing Marks & Sparks, please buy some knickers".
The Plod spent ages trying to convince us that "you guys can track anyone with a mobile phone" and they were wrong, too.
You're thinking of GPS. My phone doesn't have that. For an excellent reason.
"global war on terror"
Good one, I laughed.
which is why Mac users rarely backup.
Growing weed isn't victimless
One way of doing it is to rent a normal house, paint it white, rip out all doors and non-loadbearing walls, grow weed for six months and then piss off, rent and bills unpaid.
The reason this is a tactic that can make money is, er, because it's illegal. If it were legal to grow your own then the growing of weed would be victimless. As it is, it belongs to organized criminals.
Remember folks, any party that supports prohibition is endorsing organized crime. Which criminal will you vote for?
my first thought was "is that Jenkins as in "'Ear'"?
Either way, a very stupid battle approaches.
The interesting part...
is how much data Twitter actually stores.
Does it, for example, store IP addresses from which posts are made? We can assume it stores the actual posts but those are published anyway; you wouldn't need a subpoena for those provided you had, er, an Internet connection and a web browser.
IP addresses may be handy in providing locational data (or, with VPNs and proxies, they may not). MAC addresses definitely would but HTTP doesn't transmit those by default.
El Reg, if you're going to post this kind of stuff, please give us a hint at what you reckon the Feds are actually hoping to achieve with it.
a) I don't see the difference at all. Think logically, Dan Paul. A DVI/HDMI lead is output only. In order to get input you'd need a second lead back to the main processing hardware (like the USB cable on your webcam). If you're scared, unplug it.
b) "This is especially true with the insecurity of MS Software."
I would like to see ratio in print, from Sophos or somebody similar which details number of discovered insecurities against worldwide user-base. Is MS software really insecure or are a lot more people trying to hack it than linux/osx./other?
I suspect the latter. Because it's everywhere. It's the same reason people write cop shows for TV but not for semaphore.
Those two don't follow at all
Joining a political party is pretty much the total inverse of "helping [to] being about real change". It just means you join the Political Class, which is subservient to the Wealthy Class and helps its masters to squeeze money out of the Other Class (everyone else).
Political parties are the antithesis of change.
It's called "saving them the time and energy of ruining it themselves".
"The only problem with your hope is that MS's Courier was a complete figment of MS's imagination"
So was Kinect not so long ago. And it was widely regarded as impossible given "MS Software, MS's OS", etc. And yet, here it is.
I'll get a life when you get a dictionary. Or better, an education.
This is unfortunate
But it looks like it's being sorted out. At least the school decided to ask him rather than simply fire him.
Also, people, please, there was no danger that he might "loose" his job. He might yet "lose" it for any number of reasons but "loosing" it is not an option. Internet spelling. Now that should be a sacking offence.
silence web skeptics?
hardly. Read any comment section on El Reg following any news whatsoever about IE9. The hate flows like a river.
Except that there's usually a reason for rivers.
you have a choice about whether to use a Tesco Clubcard. I don't use one.
Labour weren't planning to leave ID cards optional. And they were expecting us to pay 80 quid for the privilege of being a number.
"Your hero MAY be a rapist"
Swedish law on this is pretty weird though. In theory, if I have sex with somebody in Sweden and she later claims that I had agreed to turn the light off but I didn't, it's rape.
"Swedish Rape" may join "Walking On The Cracks In The Pavement" as a hot case for the Trivial Crimes Squad.
CPS won't be happy
Given that banging him up was entirely their idea from the beginning.
No really, the Swedish authorities don't give a damn about whether he got bail or not; keeping him inside was just UK.gov being vindictive.
"People will die as a result of these intentional disclosures of classified documents."
Prove it or STFU.
I'm sick of reading/hearing that line. Nobody's been surprised by anything so far and the only people facing death are Bradley Manning and possibly Julian Assange (if extradited and prosecuted under the Espionage Act 1907, this actually DOES look likely).
If you're going to parrot nonsense, at least find some amusing nonsense.
Jon Stewart may listen to Rush Limbaugh, but it's not to get prepackaged opinions. It's to get prepackaged ammunition.
@AC: "MS gets no love"
Does that automagically mean that everything they make or write must by definition be bad?
Try a thought experiment - Assume that the stars are right, the moon is in the 8th house and your lottery tickets have come up. And on the same day, Microsoft release a phone OS which is clearly and by any standards a significant improvement on anything else available.
Under those circumstances, do you then automatically hate it and want it to fail?
If so, why? Specifically, why would you want users to contend with some less intuitive/secure/useful when it's available? Why would you want to reduce the overall quality of available systems?
I realize we're pretty deep into philosophy here but I want to know.
I expect XBox crossover stuff
To go along with the XBox Live stuff.
The ability to use your phone as a remote control for your XBox, especially with regard to media, might be a selling point.
Disclaimer: I have not up or downvoted
and I do not work for Microsoft.
HOWEVER: Penny Arcade seem convinced that Kinect will fly and they know their games. The 360 has (I think) greater market penetration than any of its competitors and MS always replaced the duff ones promptly and for free.
And the three people I know who own a Windows Phone 7 device say it's awesome.
It's entirely possible that people downvote you not so much because they're astroturfing but because your blind hate makes your comments seem as if they were written by an utter tool.
In another year, we'll know if you were right. Until then, shut up.
Yup, dumb move.
I've put WHS into a couple of tiny - 3 seat max - businesses as an automated backup/storage box and it worked very nicely. The fact that they could increase storage at any point without reconfiguring was extremely popular.
Not so much on the Reg; every time there was an WHS box reviewed, you could hear the commentards howling about "WAT NO NAS THIS SUX LOL" from five sites away. So I guess those guys'll be happy now.
First tablet-format device I've though "mm, yeah, I want one" about since the Courier got canned.
The mentality issue
I think Van still instinctively thinks in terms of hubs and terminals. Now, with the growth in home NAS - effectively servers - this becomes more feasible as an outlook again.
I've seen a few comments about becoming a pay-per-meg host and those are relevant, but consider for a second:
If everyone hosts on their own "home server" with devices by default publishing content to that server, then infrastructure costs can be subsumed in broadband subs. Admittedly, this would require ISPs not to be jackasses (and IPv6 is not encouraging in this regard) but I think it can work. Distributed hosting as the future, why not?
it's now available and operational with high reliability at £70m/unit.
What's your point?
More pertinently, what's your connection to Aitrbus?
Re: Sunspider cheating
The only interesting thing about that story was the matter of exactly why somebody hates MS enough to publicly lie about their products and falsely accuse them of cheating in order to discredit their browser.
And who that somebody could be, of course. There's a few candidates in this thread, I guess.
Pashtun is not widely spoken. This pushes up the price.
because it was bogus.
Your response has none.
I care about MS's browser because many users will use it. Quite a lot more than will use Opera, if past performance is anything to go by.
So you don't care about IE9 - fine, don't read the article.
The article said "close to 7 hours". Presumably 3 hours is with the nVidia GPU enabled. Apple should probably worry about that since they don't equip one of them. Not that it matters much, I suppose as there aren't any games for Macs anyway.
he's not an MP. Just a tory councillor.
But nice try.
"We have JDAMs, you know,"
Which were, for example, totally ineffective during the firebombing of Baghdad.
Tornado runs were deemed a better policy as they're more accurate and thus reduce civilian casualties. It was the same in Bosnia and the same in GW1.
The USA relies on Britain to provide surgical strike capabilities. This is why Britain is "not allowed" to reduce those capabilities.
--""I made an ill-conceived attempt at humour in response to Yasmin Alibhai-Brown saying on Radio 5 Live this morning, that no politician had the right to comment on human rights abuses, even the stoning of women in Iran..""--
I think that's actually worse than his tweet. Bloody hell.
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