559 posts • joined Thursday 18th February 2010 13:22 GMT
I found this yesterday, apart from the nice pun is has some good links for online privacy.
Re: Caught bang to rights
There is a really good firm called Prenda Law who will sort this out. Probably Pro Bono as they need the cash.
Top & tail
Speaking of archiving, it would make sense for the BBC to employ an 18 y.o. to top and tail their radio programmes. Some iPlayer shows have five minutes of the previous show at the beginning and 15 mins. at the end. In my book that is a waste of storage media. It is also annoying to have to search for the start by trial and error.
As well as being a gopher, that is what I used to do at that age.
Re: The problem isn't the government
I think you are correct. My understanding is that the financiers have issued more IOUs than there is cash on the planet. When they get called in we will all be living in caves, with the exception of the mega-rich on their fortified islands.
Re: I'd never trust non-techies with Windows online.
>>1: My parents aren't smart enough to use Linux, it took me long enough to teach my mum to use windows for gods sakes
My neighbours have only recently mastered copy/paste.
Three years ago I put Ubuntu 10.04 on their then new laptop.
I have not had any technical support calls from them in that time.
No AV software is installed and it is still working perfectly.
If you want the easy option, buy them a Chromebook.
You forgot the bit about giving 30% of your revenue to MS.
Another £100 million down the drain
It would be better to spend the money on content instead of this flat packed crap.
I suppose that all the luvvies have iGadgets and are feeling somehow inadequate.
Capitalism at it's finest
Apple: "We can get away with anything, we're untouchable!"
Me: "You're right, that's why I wouldn't touch Apple with a bargepole"
<heads off to torrent "How to become a complete arsehole" by S.Jobs>
Buy one August
Search YouTube for "Bump Key"
Open any August
Disclaimer: Judging by the brief glimpse of the physical key at 1:41
Just having bought a Nook Simple Touch I was pleased to find out that I can borrow ebooks from my local library.
My local library is on another island, it would cost me £12 to get there and return.
Now I find that I need Adobe Digital Editions which is not available for Linux.
So now I suppose that I'll have to torrent my books from you know where.
Well the strange thing is that I thought it had updated itself to 1.2.1 but after the factory reset it was back to 1.2.0
I definitely saw it doing an upgrade, status bar and all.
Then after the rooting failed i downloaded the update and followed B&N's advice for a manual update.
Nothing happened and the zip file vanished.
Now I read that a 1.5 update will be rolled out in June. this will add a browser and email client.
I will wait a while and see what happens.
I just cannot understand why anyone is using a browser without using Ad-blocking.
If I wanted to see adverts I could just watch TV....there's a slight problem, I don't own one.
Every time I'm stuck in a hotel room and put the TV on I realise why I got rid of it. Mindless drivel interspersed with vacuous crap and I'm not sure which of those are the adverts :(
Re: Well then Windows 8 is DEAD, period. That's it, you arrogant, clueless, angry bald...
Thanks for the link, it really does show why Windows will never be "cool".
Apart form some corporate users, no-one will be using Windows in a few years time.
Nook Simple Touch
I just tried rooting my NST with touchnooter-2-1-31, it failed and would not boot-up afterwards.
It was stuck on "Starting up" so I had to do a factory reset.
Method #2 here worked even though it would not switch off:
Luckily I had only put free books on it so no real loss.
The firmware version is 1.2.0
Has anyone managed to root their Nook?
"Google and Facebook - so-called "over the top" players who piggyback the world's expensive network infrastructures - give away their services for free. They'd prefer us to believe it's through benevolence. They like to promote the idea of a sharing hippy utopia, and slack-jawed academics applaud this"
I suppose you would like to see all the Linux/Apache servers shut down for using all the bandwidth.
While you're at it, all FOSS should be made illegal.
It's lucky that the lad didn't have a chisel.
Re: El Reg left the big question unanswered
Re: OK. What's wrong with XP?
Running Ubuntu 12.10 here, Flash is working fine in Firefox and Chromium.
It is a shame that the FlashAid add-on is no longer available, maybe it will return.
I can always run XP in a VM if it's needed, which is rare these days.
This laptop is about five years old, not what you'd call state of the art.
>>My TV is not certifed for Windows 8 or I might have used that feature.
certifed! certifed! WTF SHOULD A TV BE certifed!
Next you'll be telling me that only a MS Mouse will work with your favourite OS.
It also needs a 3rd. party spell-checker by the look of it.
Will all win Darwin awards as they walk or drive to oblivion.
My Edimax wifi router came with Telnet and FTP ports open by default.. I needed to enable SPI to close them but the instruction manual was extremely vague on this subject.
You cannot change the user name from "admin" but fortunately I had created a very long pass-phrase.
Re: Rules, laws and more rules.
>>"Socialism works fine until you run out of other peoples money" (ob British quote)
"Marx was wrong about Communism but right about Capitalism" (Russian quote)
NOW will you try Windows Phone 8?
I would rather smash my camera into pieces than upload images to any US based outfit.
Because if I were to take a photo right now in my kitchen I would be infringing the copyright of all the household items in the image. So either they will claim ownership of my work or extradite me to hell.
I know that I'm slightly exaggerating but all this corporate copyright trolling does have consequences.
Legal opinion needed
If I buy a new car, a Ford say.
Then I make a video explaining what all the dashboard buttons do and upload it to Youtube.
Can Ford now claim copyright.?
I think nintendo have really screwed up.
serpentinized ultramafic rocks!
Their new album "Smell the Love" is out now
<== the black one please
My chips are black, or modern slavery
“The whole point about machine learning is that computers observe and adapt themselves to what we want and a computer, with a whole host of sensors, really becomes part of your environment. It becomes like your pal – and let’s just assume it’s a nice pal.
The only problem with this is that as soon as a robot becomes self aware it will have human rights.
Quite likely it will just wander off to do it's own thing.
So what do you do then, chain it to the production line?
On a more frivolous level, I can envisage drones using a hollowed out volcano as a nesting place and handy source of energy.
Do you trust them?
I think it was President Clinton who let slip that the Echelon project collected data useful to USA corporations as well as it's intended use.
I stopped using Skype the moment MS bought it.
You'd be nuts to run your business using Office 365.
My MS trust level = 0
Re: Dear MS...
I'm with you on the "apps" thing. I run the Chrome browser occasionally to see awkward web-sites. When I mistakenly go to Google Play I get bombarded with "apps". WTF is that about? Is this a site for 11 year olds or what?
I just switch it off and start Firefox.
As for Win8, no thanks.
Re: I blame obama
I think you''l find the real reason is that the small businesses cannot compete with the big supermarkets.
Tesco announced a billion pound profit, I wonder how much tax they paid on that?
I bought this HP laptop as a bargain downgrade from Vista to XP pro.
XP now lives in a VM and is rarely used. I do not plan to buy any more MS products.
Re: More and better support for 64-bit ARM chips
>>This is down to the fact that GNU/Linux is still too demanding on the non-technical user
I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my non technical neighbours laptop three years ago.
I have had no calls for technical support, none. It is still working perfectly, no virus or trojan has crippled it.
When I eventually upgrade it to 12.04 it will have a state of the art kernel unlike Windows8's relic from the past.
Anonymous Troll FAIL
Re: valid assumption?
>>functionality and automation that you get with photoshop.
Out of interest, I wonder if this still happens.
Do an automated resize or something from C:\destination\source_images\ to C:\destination\ and see if your original images still exist. The last time I did that my images were gone, really gone.
More like Eeeew! after the postman, milkman and paperboy have been decapitated as they arrive at the moment you start your commute to work.
I hope that Moss will still have an Ubuntu sticker on the back of his monitor. Bonus nerdy points to those that spotted it.
I wonder if Reynholm Industries will have updated to Win 8. Oops! Switching it of and on again probably won't work this time, still no start button.
Brilliantly written series, great acting!
Congratulations to Debian.org
That's the sort of PR that money cannot buy.
As for Microsoft, tough shit, you're yesterday.
Got email saying "problem with card".
Ordered another Nook with different card.
Got email saying "Out of stock, card refunded".
Got email saying "Now no problem with card".
Nook support "Sorry, too busy".
AM I GOING TO GET ONE, TWO OR NONE NOOKS?
If I had known that Microsoft were involved I would not have bothered in the first place.
"Big Bang" should always be followed by the word "hypothesis".
I want control
I'm going to wait for a pure Linux smartphone. Seriously.
You are carrying around a sophisticated computer that is sucking all your data, no thanks.
I'm sticking with my PAYG Nokia C1-01 until then
Ask an expert...not
Billionaire investor David Einhorn probably could not recognise good taste if it hit him in the face.
Like most of the rich who think that diamond encrusted watches are tasteful. No, they are just hideous bling.
Don't get me started about gold plated taps (faucets)!
Re: Will they ditch the awful flat interface AND CAPITALISED MENUS?
I'm interested to know if the fast boot time is the time until you see the "desktop" or the time before the HDD light stops flashing**.
In my experience* if you tried launching a program within two minutes of booting it all went to shit.
*I only have XP and have not used it for months.
**on my five year old laptop Ubuntu 12.10 takes 28 secs.
Ha! Screw you, Uncle Sam
I'm going to to torrent a Bitcoin from the Pirate Bay and use it to buy drugs or porn or something.
In France the paramilitary CRS will come to your town every year and ask teenagers to produce their identity cards. Failure to produce the card results in being hit around the head with a baton.
The result is that..
I will not be sending any more of my pictures to the BBC's photo competitions.
I always add copyright information to the metadata, now I will have to paste a big QR code on any image that I publish.
Probably have to use steganography as well, otherwise someone will just paste their logo over mine.
If I could be bothered to switch off my Adblocker I'm sure that this page is full of ads for...
"Sea monkeys - watch them swim!"
"Grow your own crystal garden"