Perhaps it is a remnant of an infection event rather than an extinction event.
114 posts • joined 22 May 2007
I Block Them
My website blocks their crawlers. I call them Hotlinker Helper. Bing and Yahoo and Yandex as well. Google "disappeared" me for a while in retaliation, but some of my tech articles are unique and popular so I get a few grudging referrals again now. They are linked elsewhere, and I don't care if no one pays attention to them on a given day. I'm not on adwords and have other enterprises, so they don't hurt me, just themselves, with a little less stolen content to parasitically display.
If we all did that they'd be dead, they don't produce anything themselves. Like many magnates, their whole imagination is bent upon manipulating others for profit.
Any techs want to do the world some good, make a search engine that works on the principle of Bittorrent, where popularity is based on useful interactions and there is no center to hold, by anyone. Leechers, seeders, and searchers unite.
"The high levels of malware found on the Play Store has long been a program - even being used by Apple to promote its own "safer" products."
More, please, about the program Apple uses on the Play store. And why has is a better choice than have in that sentence.
And let's have some comments about stupid Yanks and their inability to use English as well.
Gets really confusing when we offer Brits a lift, when they don't own a building to put it in.
If you can't say anything nice, at least be amusing about it.
Thank you so much
*for the footnote
I warmly invite you to get links working a nano-second or two before any announcement such as this. Basics, my lad, basics.
A patch that breaks Powerpoint? What's wrong with that?
I don't understand all the hateful comments about HP? I have to confess, I don't understand the ins and outs of the proposed split, but I LOVE HP. It's easily the best sauce on a bacon sandwich.
Smack Dabb On
ciaran, coulda been Dennis Rodman that let him know...
Re: Broken microSD and locked bootloader
Thanks to your comment I found out that it has external storage. Before reading this review I was unaware that Ladies Home Journal and The Register had merged.
He said that with a straight face?
Re: Saved £250k ..
And lost their nice trombones.
Two free ones that don't get much mention, both offer Linux builds, Darktable and Lightzone. I have another primary photo app I use, not free, but both of these appear to be quite capable when I try them periodically LZ was commercial.
Reverse gears are usually straight-cut, thus whine.
First I heard of Linux-powered anything...
Can I convert my car to run on it?
Ya know, that's how I took it... but then it occurred that there are people who --if they were empowered financially-- might do greater good. Crowdfunding a change in the balance. So to speak.
Calling International Rescue.
New article title: "1 Thing you Never Heard Before About Buzzfeed"
Re: Priceless quote
Mostly from a man named Zuck, it seems.
Re: Would you care enough to pay more for ...
It is happening today, somewhat disguised. I call it Slavery 2.0, although I might have the version number wrong. I'm not in on the planning meetings.
One of the economic issues with slavery was that it still cost to provide housing and food, the labor wasn't entirely free. The market always wants to cut costs and boost revenue.
So now in the US they pay slaves, but just enough so that they can administer their own slave quarters. It saves on admin, health, and facilities maintenance. The slaves pay an inordinate share of tax which helps pay for the healthcare they can't afford otherwise.
This benefits other country-club attendees as well, landlords, utility providers, used car dealers, payday lenders, etc. It has the thin sheen of liberty, but there is absolutely no wiggle room, no one is going far from their quarters. And if they do, they'll spend it on another country clubber's enterprise, like a tavern.
There's a joke about Rick Perry in Texas; he added so many jobs that you can have 3 of them to stay afloat. It is better than the 3rd world, but it ain't freedom.
The quantity is interesting, but what will tell is whether they have turned to repelling quality. Be interesting to know how many of those let go are hired quickly by other firms. That is the story that would interest.
AC, good idea to be cautious. Also, if you want a GUI, etrecheck will make you a nice list as well. Not sure if ti gets the same things, but I have found some mouldering daemons with it.
symantec.com is my idea of a bad place. If the Reg keeps doing these important-content-free articles it's going to be right up there.
The last place to hide from the NSA.
Re: One thing right.
Also..."a lack of qualified personnel was a *key shortfall* for the NIST."
If yer doing photos, Capture One is worth a look.
Re: I'll bet it will be quite stiff
Ra-di-a-tion. Yes, indeed. You hear the most outrageous lies about it. Half-baked goggle-box do-gooders telling everybody it's bad for you. Pernicious nonsense. Everybody could stand a hundred chest X-rays a year. They ought to have them, too.
Finally catching up to BeOS. Except in functionality.
They can't get it right...
Now they promote a guy named Gal! What are they thinking? Pendulum too far the other way. Geeesh.
WTF is a warfighter? Was there something wrong with saying military?
Simpleton Bush language still smouldering out there.
Such a shame...
..that the acronym couldn't work out to PICPU.
When it comes to Symantec, I'm not sympathetic.
The information fell into the wrong hands when the police got it.
A bit early to buy visittropicalgreenland.com ?
I do not understand the frenzy to update. No OS X release has been useful until after the 10.x.5 release at minimum. Up to then it's beta-land.
"We are liaising with the police and highest level of cyber crime authorities."
That is reassuring.
Re: I wonder...
It's like the one in the US: To Protect (the wealthy) and to Serve (warrants on poor people).
Do I hear a bell tolling faintly?
Not just an Acquisition...
but a confession as well. The idea gauge reads empty.
Angry Flappy Birds
What happens if one of the drives fails physically? Let's say we want to try the freezer trick to grab some data, can it be stuffed in a case and mounted externally after being formatted that way?
Did anyone else notice another anniversary coincident with this one?
One of the stumbling blocks to resolving that other anniversary is that more than one shooter was possibly involved, yet only one was apprehended. For 50 years there have been arguments about whether the shooter acted alone, yet physical evidence of additional shooters is sparse.
Was a Tardis near the grassy knoll that day?
Why didn't Snowden understand the vulnerability?
A little anecdotal data point: Last summer I was commuting into Miami. Over the course of two weeks I saw the same Tesla car 4 times in traffic. Two of them on its own power and two of them on a rollback. It's surprisingly large in person, nice looking. But the rollback frequency is reminiscent of 80's Jaguar ownership.
Why do people even consider this before the .6 revision is out?
Replacing Facebook is idiotic, I agree. Better to host my own site with info I can delete and change at will, and avoid free services as much as possible. There are these things called search engines that can find me anyway if someone wants to look me up. I can type short blurbs if I want to be succinct, without signing up for yet another service that limits my characters for me. I can have private pages that stay private and can be removed.
This is all dependent upon my not being egotistically bound to artificial stats about how may people are paying attention to me. Which are mostly set up to drive the user to produce even more free content. Or have trolly articles with half-baked conclusions. Like certain articles on certain tech sites, say.
File Browser Question
Is it possible to have a column view in Nemo like OS X?
Will they throw in a free Zune?
No non-competes in Cali...
Who's being a third-world country now?