335 posts • joined Thursday 3rd December 2009 15:12 GMT
Re: Why do these idiots insist on trying to tackle the wrong end of the problem?
take a few of the pirate operators and make an example the "Hearts and minds" of the rest will follow.
Re: wouldn't be able to find them easily
Cool. I like it when unsavvy pirates apply information from the first suppied google link. It makes them that much more susceptible to downloading tojans, and ransomware.
Damn and blast ...
"That wave of cunning kids ready to code away the world's problems may not be as close as Google hopes, is it?"
... does that mean that Google are still going to have to pay for something?
Re: Right now I can see only specialist application
We had some people in the office recently that were making injection mould for small parts by 3D printing.
Turn the debil off ...
... adblocker with the google exceptions added to the filters, apply disconnnect.me
use false names for facebook. Screw them one and all.
3D printers will appear all over the place, but there are only a certain number of things that any one person is going to want to 3D print (well except for say Games Workshop type figures).
This time last year I took a star ruby which we bought in India into our jewellery software development dept. Pointed in a book of rings a design, and they measured the stone and 3D printed the ring in resin, check the fit with the stone, created a couple of other resin rings, until it was right and the final resin ring was used as the mould for the gold. In the orthotics software dept they were testing out the 3D printing crowns using some new ceramic sintering material. Two custom made apps but as an individual you aren't going to be 3D printing many rings, or teeth and the printers are different in each case.
Meanwhile in the workshop they were 3D printing titanium sheaths for carbon fibre turbin blades.
Yes there are a lot of applications but I suspect that there is less applications for a home 3D plastic printer than there is for a router.
Over the weekend ...
... one website I frequent starting displaying ads for "1000s of Asian Women profiles" curtsey from Google AdChoices,
Such soft porn sites are normally disguised prostitution, involved with human trafficking, and according to a Duch investigation also involved in child porn distribution. I asked the site whether I could stop these types of adverts appearing and failing to get any response applied adblock to the entire site.
Apparently the guy that killed the 5 yo in Wales was searching for "naked kids" and shit.
Re: Holy Moley!
What makes you think we'd want you to register. Its not as if you'll ever be a customer.
Er no Google ain't made any more money
If it weren't for that vid people would have clicked on some other vid. There is no net gain here.
You don't affect change by simply bitching on the site. Just turn YT off and go spend your time elsewhere.
Re: Holy Moley!
I've never used gmail and might well start auto-bouncing any such mail.
We all ready deny sign ups from gmail to our customer forum as its a main source of spammers.
Re: tut tut...... naughty step for you.
I suspect that one one will actually give a rats arse. For example all those that supported SOPA got increased majorities at the last US elections. Most people don't care about any of it.
Re: A modest proposal
No doubt they said that about the first school that banned adults from just popping in to use the toilels.
Of course it wouldn't be the first time that the 'informed' had got the wrong end of the stick.
Lets all remind ourselves that wikipedia is so short of money it has steal photos from children:
But he wasn't threated with a long jail term
The prosecution was offering a deal of a few weeks, and his lawyers said that they almost had a no-jail time deal.
Re: So why didn't google make the play store push out system updates?
"It was designed right for what its intended use was"
The distribution of malware to add to Google's coffers?
Most people have Chrome on their computer, not by choice, but because some other software's update system has installed it for them.
Chrome users are self selected as being most liable to have unwanted software installed on their system.
It is enough for snoopers to know that you are a lowlife git with a small circle of friends:
The don't actually need to know whether you are planning a bombing campaign or a wikipedia meetup.
Why do you need to compare when for the majority of users MS comes pre-installed. When getting a new machine they don't say "Tell you what don't stick windows on it, I'll do it myself, naw scrub that I'll put linux on instead.". My colleague was saying the other day that Linux is a hobby it needs careful and continuous messing with, its just that you don't notice you are doing it.
Re: What's with this "Apple invented" BS?
You are forgetting the XEROX STAR which had menus and buttons and all the rest. Apple licensed a whole load of the star technology for the Lisa.
But mostly the earlier stuff which you have shots off did things differently you manipulated the objects by dragging one over the other rather than by menu commands. But still the smalltalk environment had menus they were context sensitive popups rather than pull-downs. It just that knowing what application a window was part of, and the commands weren't that important. The whole point was that you dragged one thing to another thing and the system took care of it.
Re: To be fair to MS...
This is typical of the latte kids. I go to get a coffee and what I want is a coffee, I don't want to have to chose between a whole bunch of different varieties, I then don't want to have to decide whether it is with milk, or cream, or whipped cream, I don't want to be asked whether I want syrup and which flavour. I just want a fucking coffee.
Similarly when I use a desktop computer I just want it to work, I don't want to pick and chose a dozen different desktops, and then go through sub variants of those. I just want the damn thing to work. No fscking about, just turn on and go.
That is why I won't go into starbucks for coffee and I wont install linux again.
ad-blocker you have to work at. If you notice it comes configured to let a load of doubleclick ads through the filter.
Re: Bit confused
doubleclick ads appear on bittorrent webpages. The agencies say that it is all sub-sub-sub-sub-contracted out to some 5th party company in Ulan Bator, much as the parent company says that all transactions take place behind some bullock pen in Tipperary.
Whats all this IP nonsense?
According to Google IP doesn't exist well not for other people, its all there for Google to snap up exploit monetize and fuck the creators, fuck the tax man, and if they think your any where near Google's IP then fuck you too.
Re: Please start being parents...
Re: How are Apple (or Amazon) acting illigally
TAX laws haven't kept pace with companies that exist in the crevices between jurisdictions. Apply, Google, Amazon, and the rest only make a profit because they benefit from society. They benefit from insurance systems, transportation systems, financial systems, from health care systems, and a whole host of other systems. They could not make any profit if they were working within a Somalian government system.
At some point they need to stop freeloading on the rest of us, and pay their fair share.
Send HMRC in to do their job. Sequester the servers, financial docs, and shut the fuckers down like they'd do to any high street biz.
Re: So what is the difference between No. 10 and 1600 Pennsylvania
Google are equal opportunity employers they 've bought the repubs too. They spunked out $18 million on US lobbying last year.
but hey they'll offer you a bag of sweets, and you'll climb into their cars.
Last year someone from talktalk ...
... phoned me about BB. I said I'd never heard of them which sort of threw him. Told me they could get me a faster BB to which I said that would be a neat trick as the BB came into the house down a crappy BT copper cable across miles of fields and bogs. Muttered something about 'unlimited' but by that time I was just checking whether I could beat my record of keeping them on the call for 25 minutes.
Here the snoopy bastards are the Google's and Facebook's that the EFF shills for. What one sees here is the guy shouting LOOK OVER THERE whilst their colleagues pick your pockets.
Re: copyright != human right
Article 27 of the UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Re: 55 percent?
It doesn't matter how tougher sites are at password mandating, I'll use the same strong one for all of the bastards. The more sites feck about with passwords the more likely it is that we'll stick them in the plain text file. And there is nothing wrong with fido282 for most of the useless websites we access.
Re: Hmm... @ AC no 1
"How many people does she employ that are paying NI etc?"
Fiddling is a way of life. If they are fiddling the tax its odds on they'll be fiddling the NI too. Probably deducting at source and not passing it on to the taxman. In years to come their employees may find they don't have quite as much NI credit as they thought they did.
Who gives a shit ...
... about something one isn't going to spend money on anyway.
Re: Not hacking...
Its a bit like walking down the street and trying every car door until you find an open one, then pissing on the seats and leaving a not saying thank me for just pissing and not talking a dump.
Cue smart alec responses ...
... about how it would never have happened to some competent person like the commentard. Fact is it can happen to anyone and we often see people complain about lost data being the fault of the system, because the data owner is so 1337 they'd never be hacked or phished ... oh wait a minute.
On the systems here Chrome will NOT be installed.
Re: iPad app
Some of us don't give a shit about business and competitors. It ain't all about money.
Re: iPad app
Some of us block Androids from accessing our sites anyway.
Re: Ok here we go again
"Because poor people and scumbags don't have a very good memory "
And neither it appears do fuckwits on web forums. NHS targets were first introduced by John Major as part of the 1991 Patient’s Charter.
Re: "genuine culture of equality"
Its the asses you need to worry about.
Dunno about bugs but ...
... having been forced not to make money over illegal pharma adverts, they've switched to coining it over adverts for ivory sales.
Re: re. John Lilburne
The adverts pay for the content, if the single bit of content is being spread about a dozen or more outlets only one of which is creating the content, and in addition there is a 10th or more drop in the revenue per paying advertiser on the content creator website, then there is no business for creating the content. The content creator might just as well scrape the content from other sites.
What you end up with is a contraction in voices. You see it everywhere, where a company press release is simply recast and then copied across 20 or 30 other sites. When was the last time you saw any original content on HuffingtonPost, content that wasn't simply cribbed from elsewhere or a regurgitated press release?
The hivemind in tech journalism has reached the point where any negative press or critical opinion is viewed as either an aberration, or heresy.
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