374 posts • joined 21 Dec 2009
Not a surprise
Yes, from the same civil service that brought you the NHS IT cockup (and the one before), Universal Credit which cost nearly quarter of a million per registered user and more!
Oddly enough there are consultants on all of these projects getting (if I remember correctly) £3,000 a day! The same ones again and again.
Manchester or London?
London is good to visit but to live? No way!
Plus well done for sticking with it.
Yes, I believe they could be guilty under British law. I wait with baited breath.
You know, such as military vehicles which have been using this for years.
'whole world's supply'?
it's 2014 and 4G isn't rolled out yet, nor have many of it's features like voice.
Yes, voice still has to go over 3G.
Please checked your facts
1. 'spent' not 'spendt'.
2. Freeview Connect has been in the Freeview specifications for three years that I know of and by definition is open to all manufacturers.
There are fees for access to documents and test suites from the DTG but these are reasonable.
There is no manufacturer exclusivity.
Russia doesn't need Bitcons
Want a currency that is falling, is used in large for a black economy?
The Ruble is here.
Would you trust it?
Currency that isn't backed by anything, no security standards and no comeback e.g. bitcoin traders that disappear (if they even really existed).
Oh to hack that
It won't take long, you only need to distract them for a couple of seconds.
Too much automation makes people vulnerable.
If you aren't clear about what it is to do how can you make a choice?
It seems to be about trying this or trying that.
Given wages levels in Australia I have my doubts about this in the long term.
In the short term there are grants and software is portable.
It's a people problem
Arrogance and, in the end, boredom and laziness. That is what enables social engineering attacks.
People have walked into NSA buildings without having to show ID on occasions.
4k or 4k?
There is a big difference.
H.264 on a limited profile or H.265 to UHD standards?
There is a lot more to it than pixels.
Good time to buy
Since ARM based servers will make a big dent in that market.
Don't buy Intel.
There goes on-line dating of any kind.
So all this anti-gay stuff
And they have shared toilets?
Private companies are involved
And the data includes health details, POST CODE and NHS numbers.
I handed in an opt-out form and my GP wasn't surprised (was seeing him about something else).
Does me plus a 1-2 week battery life.
How to hack a police car
Yep, hackers have the best tools and criminals have the money to pay them.
Click, try to stop in a high speed pursuit and CRASH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Let's give some credit
for a positive step.
We give them Hell for negative ones after all.
And this is the reason
I avoid HP.
My Epson R300 still works, it caps the cartridges correctly so I can come back after six months and use it.
Much longer and I may have to replace a cartridge at the exorbitant price of less that £2.50.
Oh what brave new world
Aldus Huxley saw this coming.
Liquid water - woot!
Water warm enough to turn easily into liquid would help to make belt mining feasible in the future.
Carrying energy is one thing, replacing volatiles is another - water isn't a great propellant but without a gravity well it becomes a lot more practical. Now add oxygen by electrolysis.
Must be doing a good job.
Keep it up.
Re: At last
Sadly no, people still get beaten up for it and sometimes worse.
Much better than in many other countries though.
He is working for the NSA
By showing them how arrogant and complacent they are.
He worked by ASKING people there for passwords which that just gave to him!
Talk about throwing toys out of the pram.
RSA have made clear statements which can be independently verified - has anyone done this?
The journalist stands by a claim being made but but does he stand by the claim being true?
Two separate things.
RSA's statements can be verified.
Err.. the phone bit
Atom is an x86 CPU, what do they use for the phone bit?
I am with Sky and have been bumped down the queue by Openreach.
Not the engineer's fault, it is what he was told to do.
You have shown that some women can be as asinine as some men.
NSA - you ask for people's passwords and they hand them only.
CGHQ - can't get native Arab translators because of the racism there which the management are afraid to do anything about. Also they have wheelchairs there but they are broken and it isn't their fault because a contractor handles it.
How to deal with this
Get significant sites blocked and watch it all burn.
Anonymous - take over!
Good to see someone who is giving back, nice one Milner!
I was going to be polite but couldn't think of anything else.
To the dustbin
Re: Does the expert witness have to get his facts right?
Look carefully and he is, first and foremost, an analyst.
I am in a similar situation in some respects.
I am a test engineer at a semiconductor company and deal with the more peripheral testing - power consumption, response to odd use cases etc. which means working across groups of people with their own (often very) narrow specialisations.
A common problem is that they focus on their area and simply don't take other areas seriously, sometimes to the point of making an arbitrary assumption and later stating it as fact.
The tricky part is drawing out from people what is really happening in their area and then aligning information and communicating what is happening.
A combination of consistent attention to detail, cat herding and running a kindergarten.
A major flaw
in the whole idea of OS marketing.
You want to pay a modest price for the OS but you want free protection from bad guys forever.
How long can the supplier afford to do this when there is no income?
How about a lower up front cost and a low annual cost (£2?) so they can afford to continue to protect the product? This isn't about their failures but you pay for anti virus and anti malware software so why should OS security be different?
We are killing the golden goose here.
Now add to the mix that, for example, Excel is an extremely important business tool What are you going to run it on? I find it remarkably versatile and wish there was a Linux compatible equivalent but give the 18 month support cycle for Ubuntu it's not worth someone's bother putting that much effort into a product.
Open source has it's place but I can't find really good desktop applications for business that compare with commercial ones.
The Gibraltar flag.
I am certainly not a fan but at least they have been carrying out checks which helped get this started.
How many other manufacturing companies are doing the same or worse?
Wonderful El Reg phraseology
"Sphincters unclench audibly"
A good idea
"But wouldn't it be so much easier, if you could all be, well, nice"
Above the law?
Basically that police unit threaten people rather than follow established international procedures such as those for ICANN.
Perhaps they should learn how the internet works.
Oh, I notice they are endorsed by big business who are not squeaky clean.
Turkey can't join the EU
As long as people can be prosecuted for saying 'non-Turkish' things, fundamental human rights issues.
Are the police above the law?
They appear to think so.
HDCP was broken
Twice that I know of, it's just that this wasn't really needed to get at the content so it was an intellectual exercise.
From the article I can see a couple of way to get content that is difficult if not impossible to trace, just there is a bit more effort involved.
No, that would be a tartan blanket.
I for one
Welcome our dinosaur overlords!
This is the first thing I have seen that really shows how powerful 3D printing is, the internal supports in the wings alone do this!