Feeds

* Posts by Yet Another Anonymous coward

5410 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009

Troll hunter Rackspace turns Rotatable's bizarro patent to stone

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Good Stuff

Same with NewEgg, they have actually got my business because they fight trolls

11
0

Joseph Gordon-Levitt to play Edward Snowden in Oliver Stone movie: report

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: One to miss...

You took her on a date to see a political conspiracy about an assassination?

Smooth operator aren't you ?

1
0

Special pleading against mass surveillance won't help anyone

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Passive resistance @Gene Cash

@Desk Jockey - it's a common police technique in the US to arrest people for drugs.

Possession of soft drugs here isn't necessarily arrestable offence, So people were stopped and asked their name, they couldn't be searched but they could be asked to empty their pockets - ostensibly for police safety in case they had a weapon. If they took a joint out of their pocket they then had drugs on display on the street which meant they were dealing and could be arrested as dealers.

0
1
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Passive resistance

In the UK they can stop and search you anyway.

It used to be they could do it with no reason, now they have to suspect you may have been involved in a crime - since they believe everyone is a criminal this isn't much of a barrier

1
1

Apple's warrant canary riddle: Cock-up, conspiracy, or anti-Google point-scoring

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Bulk Data

>I wouldn't equate 250 with a large number.

Although in a previous case it was revealed that a single warrant had covered ALL communications of a certain cell carrier

6
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: How to win friends...

>Apple can in no way challenge the U.S. government on this AND come out on top.

1, Apple announce they are now a Swiss corporation - their money is all offshore anyway to avoid tax.

2, They very publicly close the cupertino office and move their whizzkids to some nice offices in Monoco - the kit is made in china anyway

3, They run a series of TV ads saying they have been forced to do this by oppresive laws introduced by the current president, and the following list of local politicians who are up for re-election soon.

4, Californian governor being doorstepped by media asking how democrats allowed secret US military agencies to force their beloved Apple to move abroad.

2
0

ISPs' post-net-neutrality world is built on 'bribes' says Tim Berners-Lee

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: What the ISP's have been doing is NOT bribery! its flat out BLACKMAIL!

>I don't believe this happened.

Right upto the point where the Netflix exec demonstrated on camera that if you accessed Netflix over a VPN, so the cable company didn't know what you were downloading, it suddenly went back to full speed.

1
2
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: On paper OK, but

Netflix already offer "Netflix in a Box" edge servers to ISPs for free.

The trouble is that ISPs are generally cable companies

Cable companies like to charge you $100/month to watch their TV with ads

They don't like you using your cable modem to watch Netflix shows without ads for $8/month

3
0

Microsoft's rumoured $2.5bn Minecraft gobble expected on Monday

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: "We're retiring the software on your computer"

Well obviously skype had to change between being owned by a dubious internet company with no revenue stream to being owned by the premier supplier of business IT systems.

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Microssoft obviously missed a track

So microsoft launches a media box that plays lots of <ahem >"download optimised" movie formats to fight a console company that owns a movie studio. Lets see who owns most lawmakers.

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge
Joke

Re: buy physical gold, bitchez...

Buy Uzis

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

MS will be quite happy for other people to run MineCraft servers - You will just need buy a CAL for each player

0
0

Weekend reads: Tales of Madchester in Chapter and Verse plus Shark and Ring of Steel

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Same way everyone gets into art college

Failed all my exams and applied

- Lister the Great

1
0

India vs America: Earthling invaders in race to MARS

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Not sure it is that big of an accomblishement

No it's the French building a monoplane and flying across the channel after the Americans built a plane and flew across a field

3
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Depends how you bill the internal costs.

But if you have government/universities doing all the work and you don't account for them at 200% overhead how much would the actual parts/raw materials cost you ?

0
0

Lumia rebrand begins: Nokia's new UK web home is Microsoft.com

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Finally

Free from the mobile world's terrible associations of the name Nokia the phones will be able to soar with the huge snuggly fluffy love that everyone feels for the Microsoft brand.

24
0

Early result from Scots indyref vote? NAW, Jimmy - it's a SCAM

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: What are your predictions?

That's why the pols are probably over estimating the Yes.

People tend to say they will vote for the generally popular side when asked by the nice young lady.

So in election polls they say they will vote green/lib/snp but then think of their wallet and vote tory

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: No law against asking somone a question is there?

Although presumably no law on posting the results of the polls on your website if the servers are in poland?

0
0

Scotland wins WORLD RECORD as voters head to referendum polls

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Big decision in Scotland tonight...

Such a momentous decision without a referendum ?

0
1
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Really?

And you missed a perfect opportunity to suggest a vegetable oil cooled cluster could be used to deep fry Mars bars

4
0

Apple flops out 2FA for iCloud in bid to stop future nude selfie leaks

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Apple update servers now overloaded

> I've just got off the phone with my mum

Your mum have a lot of problems with her nude selfies being released to the tabloids?

Enquiring minds want to know ?

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Erm a little confused

You take a photo of yourself "au natural" presumably for the benefit of your beau

You send that to the lady/gentleman/ovine mammal in question.

Apple uses super ninja infinite factor quantum encryption to secure the image between your phone and its servers.

It then emails the picture to recipient. Who can then do whatever they want with it ?

3
0

Jihadi terrorists DIDN'T encrypt their comms 'cos of Snowden leaks

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Bah!

Except for Apple - which Tim assures us is safe.

So the peoples central committee for keeping people safe will have to stick to monitoring counter revolutionary threats from the unwashed masses of Android users

1
1
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

>They are on a serious power trip and believe nobody can stop them or if they do try it will trigger the final >Judgement Day, which is what they really want to do

And I think some muslims are almost as bad - fortunately they don't have nukes or strategic bombers

7
1
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Daft

>fact that you *have* communicated with someone of interest is still useful information

Which is why you would hide the message in a bunch of markov chain generated gibberish, add an ad for viagra/pornwangler extenders and email it to 1000s of people who weren't your contacts as well.

0
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: GCHQ Lied?

political opponents = terrorists

3
1

Apple's Cook: We have never allowed g-men access to Apple servers

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Glorious news

>Round of applause to Sir Tim,,,,,,, if any of this is real.

If this is real then all enemy agents/terrorists/drug dealers/child prostitution ring operators and even double-glazing salesmen need to do is buy an iShiny and they will be completely immune from the $Bns spent by the CIA/FBI/NSA/Police ?

1
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Err, actually, he cannot deliver that promise.

1, He doesn't need to. Apple doesn't own the mobile network his phones are on and the networks have been more than happy to bend over to offer access.

2, He doesn't need to install a backdoor if he hands over copies of the keys as required by the patriot act in the US and RIPA in the UK

3, Add in all the same "truths" we got from other cloud suppliers. Technically they aren't OUR servers, we lease them or they are owned by a subsiduary. We don't allow access to our servers - but they do have a copy of the feed. We don't allow access to the feds, but we do supply them with anything they want through their own web portal

3
0

China hacked US Army transport orgs TWENTY TIMES in ONE YEAR

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Unbelievable

As head of the ARMED services committee I'm shocked to find aggression going on here.

Your tanks monsieur

Thank you ...

1
1

Amazon rekindles e-readers and Fire OS without weeks of whack-a-leak fun

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Children's one available in yellow?

We used to use a HP Windows CE device in construction but it cost > 1000 quid so we gave up and bought job lots of cheap Dell somethings (?).

An android tablet that gets replaced everytime you drop it would be nice

2
0

Huawei: Our sales in Europe and US are TINY, admits red-faced exec

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

CISCO's home voip phones are also shit - doesn't mean you shouldn't buy their enterprise grade switches

0
0

WRISTJOB LOVE BONANZA: justWatch sex app promises blind date hookups

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Your app is intriguing to me and I wish to download it...

I'm probably more concerned about a blind date / hookup app called 3 ender

You should be very careful clicking on the access permissions when installing

0
0

Wanna keep your data for 1,000 YEARS? No? Hard luck, HDS wants you to anyway

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: 1000 years?

Avoiding the need to keep up with technology changes by using an optical disk standard is the reason we backup all our data to Laservision

5
0

JINGS! Microsoft Bing called Scots indyref RIGHT!

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: I'm fine with Scottish independence if it's what they want.

I thought he was promising that if people make a sufficiently believable noise about voting yes then they will get more money and concessions from English taxpayers when the eventually vote no.

Seems an eminently plausible and sound strategy.

10
2

SCREW YOU, Russia! NASA lobs $6.8bn at Boeing AND SpaceX to run space station taxis

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: safety standards as high as those set for the space shuttle...

But 1 death / 10 launches for a craft that was supposed to launch twice/week and where managers claimed it had a 1:100,000 chance of failure is a bit poor.

Especially because it was only sheer luck that several other flights with damaged tiles didn't go bang (incur prompt unintended aerodynamic disassembly in Nasa speak )

1
1
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

LOHAN

Was the reg special projects bureau not invited to bid?

17
1
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Low expectations

> safety standards as high as those set for the space shuttle,

"set" or "delivered" ?

21
1

OECD lashes out at tax avoiding globocorps' location-flipping antics

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Political garndstanding and fiscal wankerisms

Although IIRC they don't even pay Ireland's 12.5% - they agreed some sort of discount rate deal in return for creating lots of jobs.

3
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Wot? No (anti) Apple Angle?

The Regent St shop doesn't pay any business rates because, like all Apple stores, it really only exists in a higher plane of existence and can only be perceived by the truly stylish.

- will that do ?

2
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: I'm more interested in the creative accounting.....

That's because none of the 1000s of workers at Google' new HQ do any actual work.

All the sales a re made by a single REALLY productive guy at their office in Ireland.

That's why Ireland's economy did so well - Irish sales guys are 100,000% more effective than those in countries with higher tax rates.

3
1

Massachusetts shoots down car dealers' Tesla-busting sueball

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: America - Home of Free Enterprise?

That's why Tesla can't have its own dealers.

Dealers generally lose money on new car sales. They make money on finance, trade ins and servicing.

Tesla's (almost) don't need servicing - the warranty package is something like $600/year,

there is no $150 oil change every 4000mi, brakes last for a decade, no emmission checks.

And current Tesla buyers are unlikely to need a dealership to loan them the money at 5%

1
0
Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: The question is...

Originally they didn't want to- it wasn't easy for makers in the 1920s to finance and manage dealerships in 10,000s towns and cities across America

The rules Tesla was accused of breaking was to stop a manufacturer letting a local dealer invest and build up a market, get a good reputation for service for the brand and then have the manufacturer move into the town and undercut them.

It would be as if Microsoft was allowed to let small software companies invent new products,wait to see which became popular and then sweep in bundling their own free knock off.

9
0

Weekend reads: A new Poirot, drug-fuelled Champagne Supernovas and The Establishment

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: So...

No it will be set on a bus, which is nuclear powered with a deadly virus onboard and will explode if it goes below 55mph and the driver has food poisoning so a passenger with a past has to take over the controls.....

0
0

Brit telcos warn Scots that voting Yes could lead to HEFTY bills

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Obligations

They can just re-nationalise it, as they could with the Royal mail

1
0

Get your Indian Landfill Android One handsets - they're only SIXTY QUID

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: Android One...

Minimum spec.

The trouble with Netbooks was a certain monopolist requiring a maximum spec.

10
1

Boffins say they've got Lithium batteries the wrong way around

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: "Advanced Light Source Synchrotron."

I think those are Advanced Light Source Syncopation

2
0

Evil mining firms? Please. Obeying profit motive is KINDER to the environment

Yet Another Anonymous coward
Silver badge

Re: People are a Big Problem in Mining

The reason the new Pilbara operation is practical is that they built an almost totally robotic mine, operated form 1500km away, even the trains to haul it to the coast are automated.

Instead of moving the ore to the smelters, the next step is to simply move the smelters to the ore. If the smelter is also automated it makes more sense for it to be in the middle of Australia than in the middle of Sheffield. It's obviously cheaper to move 1ton of finished iron or steel than 5tons of ore or 20tons of rock. Then you move the automated factories to be next to the steel works.

It makes a lot more economic and environmental sense to have a train appearing out of the middle of the outback bearing Holdens than crushed rock.

4
0