2935 posts • joined Thursday 31st December 2009 17:37 GMT
The bank sent out an email warning customers to ignore such phishing emails ???
My bank just changed it's login page again. At the bottom there is some logo of "super-safe-trust-security-inc" and a warning saying, if you think this page isn't genuine or there is anything suspicious here call ... and then a phone number - generated on the page that is suspicious !
The website, created by Cap Gemini, cost only just over it's billion quid budget and was less than 3years late
Re: carrot and stick
>What about the license costs that MS is collects from 50% of Android makers?
They won't collect them in the new markets.
The current payees are also PC manufacturers who can't afford to upset MSFT and they sell so few tablets that they just consider it a small price bump on their OEM windows licenses.
When somebody in China and India starts selling N*100M tablets locally they aren't going to care what MSFT say
Could be good news
In the 50s, 60s,70s when the USSR was the threat - MI5 seems to have been run by Soviet agents.
So now the head of MI5 is presumably either a member of Al Queada or a hacker - I think having a member of Anonymous in charge of the secret police is probably a better idea
Re: Remote = Extra Expense
Most people buying this already have a smart phone a tablet nearer than the remote.
Make the remote an app for an iPhone/iPad/Android and use the wifi in the box and you save 200quid on the remote
Re: A Big Thank You...
No - the universe isn't expanding that fast.
One worrying possibility, based on US fast food drinks is that the universe is contracting rapidly in some places.
Re: What's this 'we' shit, Kemo Sabe?
'We' already are - we helped them develop their first telecoms sat because export restrictions wouldn't let us launch a Eu built sat on a Chinese rocket because it contained US components.
A bit like how we were banned from using Sharp/Toshiba LCDs in our computers in the 80s to protect our domestic LCD technology - good job the Japanese could never work out how to make laptops wasn't it ?
Re: A little perpesctive here
It's not that easy - the technical challenges of making a decent cup of tea in free fall are considerable, but as soon as they are solved the UK's space program is back on track.
IIRC one of their earlier craft used a wooden heatsheild which suggests they have stolen plans of the Morris Traveller
Re: ...to gently meet at thousands of miles an hour
But to catch up with something ahead of you in orbit you have to slow down (and go into a lower faster orbit).
To slow down you have to speed up backwards, to stop slowing down you need to drive forwards, every manouver you make uses fuel which changes the CofG of the vehicle, before you can start a burn you need another burn to slosh all the fuel to the bottom of the tank...and so on.....
So worse than parking a transit van with a broken wing mirror.
Re: A Big Thank You...
It's a well known among astrophysicists that the CurlyWurly has actually remained the same but the universe has expanded
Are in Comp-Sci or E-Eng?
You might be being a bit picky !
Re: In real life ...
Same in Italy and Spain - astronomy is a "girl's science".
There was a union protest at a conference at Rome University - the picket line was like a supermodel catwalk !
I thought it could be an HP plot to sell more ink/toner carts
But: It wasn't a 300Mb download, it didn't put 47 icons in your systray, it didn't install any IE toolbars and it didn't keep directing you to an HP supplies page that was a 404
Need a more realistic approach
Shots of happy smiling beautiful young people punting along the Cam and cut to shot of science student stuck in lab staring at computer screen.
Shots of HSBYP graduating and getting their sign-on bonus as management consultants and cut to shot of science student stuck in lab staring at screen for another 4-5years of PhD
Shots of HSBYP comparing their BMWs as you grind through a series of dead-end postdocs until you can apply for faculty jobs.
Then of course the future starts to get bleak....
Re: In real life ...
"Studmuffins of DAMPT" isn't a calender anyone wants to see - trust me on this!
I came up with an even more efficient system.
Instead of growing plants and feeding them to cows who turn 99% of it into cow shit and 1% into meat - turn them into Hob-Nobs instead and eat those.
It suggests that the councils actually got a good deal.
If the supplier is making less than £55M profit on a £440M government contract
I, the government, have no choice but to fine myself a large amount of money for my stupidity - frankly it's the only language I understand.
Re: Don't be so sure.
Unless the next gaming rig is just 10,000 cores in an NVidia GPU and an arm at the corner to handle reading the disk.
"The temptation if you don't have experience with these things is, 'Oh well, pull it out' "
I would have thought the temptation would be to run around screaming and then call an ambulance.
Note to marketing
Describing anything as military-grade makes you sound like a retard
Although mil-spec garibaldi "Biscuits, fruit-filled (pack of 6)" are still delicious
The Google maps cycle routes here will take you miles out of your way to use an "official" cycle route and doesn't know which bits of the freeway you can/can't cycle on.
Although the local uni has a cycle trip planner site based on Google maps that can trade distance/steepness and does a reasonable job
Dear Mr Corporate
Please don't rush out and buy iPads for everyone - we will have a cool toy soon
A long term breeding program ?
Instead of starving children into being short we could just breed for thinner
If perhaps the typical slightly rotund programmer could be paired with an over skinny super-model the average size of the offspring could be reduced gradually.
I commend this idea to the house.
MSFT should just buy Vizio
It's perfectly possible to be an American company building everything in Asia and still have excellent design - without being Apple. You just have to talk to your suppliers slightly more than just requesting a quote and complaining when something is late
Re: Has anyone considered the possibility...
Unless that's just what they want you to think
I bet you are a Harley Riding fag !
>Androids out in the wild than iOS devices, so the revenue will be greater from Google's home grown OS
They don't get any money from makers of Android, they get money from Apple for bundling maps
You don't work for a bank do you ?
Re: Why the delay in filing charges? Come on people. Smarten Up!
If he didn't file a complaint, he simply said he had been shot then it's not his fault the police went in a tire screaming chase across the county.
It's like posting an essay on the internet saying Iraq might have WMD and then finding that somebody took it seriously and started a war.
Re: A scripting language vs. a low level language?
Python and Java/.Net operate in pretty much the same domain on the server. And they are all either pre-parsed p-code compilers or JITs with a VM anyway so they are all scripting languages
No it's just any old LCD fab, competing with lots of other cheap chinese LCD fabs in a market where everyone has already got a big LCD screen
Re: The post contains some characters we can’t support
el Reg draws the line at supporting women with bunny ears?
- just send them over here
Re: This is why it has to be amazon
Since they will be in American consulate type places and have content selected by the American equivalent of the British council - I don't think this is exactly part of a massive covert surveillance operation.
ie Somebody in Afghanistan is reading the Anarchist Cookbook or we have detected a user in London reading Das Kapital - send in the CIA
Overlapping windows are so 90s
If we went back to Windows1.0 on a tablet with a tilt sensor you could arrange all your windows by just shaking the tiles around - like those daft "arrange 15 numbers in a grid" toys.
.... runs off to patent office ...
Since electricity is the work of Beelzebub I don't think that will be a problem.
Re: @Tigra 07: My only question.... Point 2)
"...hanging around tall people will make you tall."
And being married to a woman hasn't made me always right
Re: Strange story
That's going to take quite a complex icon to represent though !
Not a realistic photo
The actual unit is going to have a 4" wide bezel in order to fit all the "Designed for Windows8", "Intel inside" "Trial office included", "With McAffee Antivirus" "Windows is kewl" etc stickers all over it.
Re: I wish they'd spin Trolltech back out
>But do they really want us to write proper apps on Windows? See Metro, WinRT.
I think their idea is to embrace and extend the idea of an App store - to just be Office365
How hard is it ?
You just need a checkbox for 'abroad'
If this was Scotland wouldn't the cucumber be deep fried?
Anyway 5different colours on the lolly count as your 5 portions
Re: The other alternative...
Yes if you have enough PV to run your house.
But in Texas/Arizona/Ca etc most of the power demand is for AC, if you cut out all the cost and efficiency losses of power converters, safety cut-outs,feed-in tarrifs etc you could make a cheap and efficient enough system for everyone to use.