Re: @Alexander J. Martin
True story. There are homeopaths who make more sense.
4992 posts • joined 16 Nov 2009
True story. There are homeopaths who make more sense.
> My Father was one of the first Allied troops to enter Bergen-Belsen. He said nothing about it for almost 50 years. He only told me and my mother after I'd visited Dachau.
So was my Grandad and he never told us at all. We only found out when some of his old regiment turned up to his funeral.
> The Bing Android app is terrific
You are going to get downvoted to buggery.
At no point were gays, gypsies or immigrants mentioned so I'm going with a "no".
The current excise rates on fuel were pushed through as a "green" measure so the logical train still works.
Recycling is quickly making it irrational though.
The DPA makes no allowance for encrypted data. If you're storing names, addresses or personally identifiable information, you ARE subject to the DPA and cannot move that data out of a "known" zone. So a datacentre is fine but "the Cloud" - which means your data sits somewhere within a whole region and not in a place you can give an address for - is a breach and can be prosecuted. And will be. The DPA is enforced pretty hard.
>If you strongly encrypted all the data stored on cloud drives would that solve the data security problem?
If it were feasible, partially. It wouldn't save you from the Data Protection Act though.
> Assuming you could be certain you did not lose the encryption keys.....
That is also an issue. And in order to stay safe, you'd have to run the decryption at your local end which is a computational expense you might want to avoid.
Oh, quite, which is why I personally do not recommend cloud computing except in cases - for example, my current employer has requested a feasibility study on keeping energy usage and visualisation data on AWS or Azure - where the data is already safely anonymized and cannot be identified without data kept on-premises (or rather, in our data centre).
But this article is about uptime and the loss thereof, not data security. And all of the whining on this large thread is also about uptime and at least half of it is clearly from people with no fucking clue whatsoever which goes to prove that the Reg is still popular with 1st Line Support drones, I suppose.
> (1 Website + 1 Database) + 1 Server = Nein Problem
Good luck with that next time you get a power outage, segfault, updates demanding a reboot, infrastructure - eg, internet pipe - outage, etc ad nauseam.
One datacentre is safer but still not safe.
I see a lot of pissing and moaning here but the problem with Cloud is data protection, not uptime. Pretty much every alternative has worse uptime.
The information bomb is a term for the public finding out exactly what its elected representatives get up to and who pays them to do it.
It does make you wonder whether designers are allergic to extension leads.
What a sad, sad waste of a pinball table.
> There was a program about James Randi on the BBC the other night.
Cool, what was it called? I'll fish out iPlayer for that. James Randi is a hero.
> The photograph was taken by the monkey because it picked up the camera and accidentally pressed the shutter after the photographer had dropped the camera. The photographer had no involvement in either the setup or the action of taking the picture.
Per the article, none of this is true.
A slightly alternative view (but with similar conclusions) -
I eat meat and don't care about animals that aren't my responsibility. If I have a dog, it's my responsibility. If I am a farmer (not anymore, thank everything) then my livestock are my responsibility and a part of that responsibility involves killing any other animals that want to prey on my animals either directly (foxes, etc) or indirectly (badgers, etc). I'll cheerfully kill a member of another species without a second thought or a twinge of conscience because fuck it, I'm an animal too and animals kill each other. Until somebody proves to me how predators (like us) are all big hippy friends who love each other very much, I don't see any of that changing.
PETA's actions indicate to me that they are taking responsibility for this monkey. That means they're going to have to either take it out of its environment (something I gather they oppose) or go to its environment and a) provide food for it because you can't count on the stuff showing up by itself and b) systematically slaughter every predator that wants to kill and eat the monkey.
So I'd let the court case go forward - after they've shown that they are responsible monkey owners by fulfilling the conditions above.
Have fun, you vegan freaks.
Are you suggesting the Europe should insist that Microsoft make a different search engine the default in Edge in Europe?
Which search engine would you recommend?
Bear in mind, in order match Baidu's position in China it must be available in every language spoken in Europe and also based in Europe with no reliance ion any US company.
I look forward to your suggestions.
> Once you go through a modern day trial and are convicted it's pretty sure you're guilty.
Yeah, that kid who sent a nude selfie to this girl and then she sent it to all her friends and now he's on the sex offender's register without even a trial, he's so guilty of making child pornography. Clearly.
And the thing is, he is guilty but the law is stupid and wrong. So given that there are people screaming for child pornographers to be executed, he should be killed, right? After being anally raped in prison, of course.
It's not about guilty/not guilty. All systems are flawed.
And don't say "well, that's clearly an edge case" because if your system is going to kill people, there can be no edge cases. There can be no blurring of lines and no shades of grey. Everyone, by your system, must be innocent or dead. You need a perfect system and absolute knowledge to create a legal structure of the type you say you want, or you just have Stalin and the gulags.
Stalin may be what you want, of course. But I bet it won't be when they come for you.
> But then i live in an eye for an eye world. Not the left wing liberal crap being spouted by some on here.
I live in a world where Stefan Kiszko did 16 years on Lifer's Row because he was a bit simple and the Plod wanted a quick conviction. I live in a world where the police and the government are not shining examples of truth and probity and many laws are unjust and stupid (but enforced anyway). I live in a world where some kids decided a Sikh man in Bristol was a paedophile, rumours got around and the police refused to protect him. He was murdered by his eye-for-an-eye neighbours when he had done nothing.
My views are based on understanding that all systems are flawed. Yours are clearly not and therefore, they are wrong.
because rape is funny when it's men.
Who gets that money?
That would be Google. So ad-slingers lose money to the world's biggest ad-slinger.
Your sarcastic tears may be misplaced.
"they" as in Apple don't do that because they want you to buy a new phone a lot, while being able to replace the battery means the phone's lifespan is extended.
Unless you had your secretary post this request, you don't stand a chance.
The ideal candidate will do nothing except hire third parties and outsource outsource offshore outsource.
We all know it.
As soon as anyone's "IT Director" it means they know nothing except how to go to the same school as the CEO.
The trio says the attackers are so careless that the infected app which have "full control" root access to phones will allow anyone malware share that priveleged access.
violin earthenware telephone crumpet fireguard onomatopoeia?
> What happens when I retire or become unemployed or injured and no longer run a business and get tax deductions. Poof! All documents are inaccessible.
Nah, I backup all mine to a (Synology, hence linux) NAS.
> Not sure why I'd want to pay a sub for 365 rather that a one-off for the standalone? I don't do any collaboration/cloud/one drive b******s.
You probably don't need O365 then. You probably shouldn't buy it.
I use it but that's because it's a nice tax-deductible expense that helpfully allows me to keep phone, tablet, laptop, desktop monster and all the other half's iThings and Mac-stuff up to date with minimal effort (and she uses all of Office quite a lot).
I find I don't need Office all that often but when i need it, I really need it and Open/Libre will not cut it, by a very long way. So I use O365. Horses for courses.
Wow, there are some seriously unpleasant people voting on these forums.
> Well...you could have used a phone to speak to them, but for some reason chose not to
A speech-delayed toddler and a 6 month-old baby don't deal too well with phones. I use Skype because of the video chat. As it happens, I did choose to use a phone after Skype repeatedly failed. Not a resounding success.
I'd happily pay the price of a phone call to get that video chat so they can see me and can respond in their preferred ways. As it was, I got "Hiyaaaaaa! burble burble burble Bye!"
But thanks for telling me my kids aren't a big deal to me.
I didn't get to talk to my kids last night.
Probably not a big deal to you.
Agreed. Per the article -
It took several weeks to get my wife to understand that just because I am at home doesn’t mean I can be interrupted at will.
Mine never understood this and still doesn't, so I now refuse to work from home.
do terrorists hate your freedom, AC?
well done, you managed to be wholly ignorant of 4chan and massively racist in one post.
8chan is your spiritual home.
The problem with UBI is Housing Benefit.
If your UBI is not high enough to pay for a roof over your head, you still have to maintain the whole means-testing infrastructure.
Person B pays tax on his overtime. Person A spent that tax on getting pissed in the Student Union bar.
Person A can fuck right off.
yeah, that's not how it works for Irish emails.
> Indeed - why impose a limit at all?
Because infinitely long lists don't search very well.
Are you telling me you want to have an infinite number of Start menu items?
If so, I think MS are not the ones with the problem. That's a problem for the user.
"Canning Fok" sounds like an extremely shrewd dyslexic.
> Many of the lead foots I know are female (impatient types). Pretty sure it's a personality/situation thing, not a testosterone thing.
I know a few who burn a lot more fuel than is necessary by driving at too high revs in too low a gear. No, your engine should not be screaming at 40mph.
That $ was funny, 20 years ago. These days not so much. I mean, you can't exactly claim that MS are the world's giant moneybags + root_of_all_evil +world_domination + incompetence when you're also spreading the gospel of "post PC" and "everyone uses linux and macs these days" and "obsolete" and all the other crap.
 "Everyone" in this case equating to approximately 7% of the global market, apparently. Commentards on the Reg are a lot like LibDem voters - they don't interact with (or instantly dismiss) anyone who isn't a LibDem voter so they think they're an important majority and are always shocked it turns out that there are actually only nineteen of them.
According to their published accounts, they make a loss on data and advertising services (and sold that bit to AOL of all people earlier in the year).
Paranoia is all very well but accuracy is important.
I suppose you must be thinking of Google.
so did the OP.
My eldest (2 and a half) gets along pretty well with tech. If only he wouldn't try to smash absolutely everything else when not torturing the cat.
To clarify - it's the smashing things I object to. Not the cat-torture. That little fuck deserves it.
No more kids. Please. At this point I'd actually be happier to get an Apple product than another one.
or about 98% of garbage collectors being men.
The clock isn't cool.
In three years when Apple invents it, then it'll be cool. Not before.
That's Acer. Asus are usually pretty good.
Honestly, your best bet is to stroll into John Lewis, run DXDiag and if it's got 8GB, say "I'll take that one please, thanks very much".
There's a lardass around here who doesn't like what you say, AC. Personally, I applaud your honesty as long as you're not going to mention BMI at any point.
(I am 6'4" and lift weights for a hobby. By BMI standards, I probably died five years ago).
Be fair, smoke signals are a more robust medium than audio cassette tapes.