It baffles me how easy the big companies can get people on their side by just using buzzwords.
153 posts • joined 24 May 2007
It baffles me how easy the big companies can get people on their side by just using buzzwords.
The latest range of nVidia cards really screwed up, because the 970 was so good, the 980 they released along side it wasn't worth the extra money..especially because everyone knew the Ti was coming, the full fat card.
This meant that nobody was buying 980s, even though they were great cards, they just weren't worth the extra over a 970, or the saving over a Ti. So systems ended up putting them in, as they were a great card, and more importantly the people who buy systems just seen the number and thought it was the top end.
Long story short, it's the 980, not the Ti, and a 500w PSU is fine
Now this was a rollercoaster of a story! Gotta say though, I think facebook were in the right. Purely because it seems like this guy was constantly just BEGGING for a loophole or opening. I don't blame him mind, the idea of showing up facebook and the like is a wet dream many of us...dream of (shut up, prose is not my thing).
I truly believe there was mischief at heart in this...not malice though. But then again it isn't a stretch to think he thought he was doing a public service, showing the absolute abysmal security measures the people in charge with 105% of the population's social media (er...maths too) take.
I have never been so internally conflicted. On the one hand, he's fucking over kiddie-fiddlers, which while not the best outcome, is great, but on the other, he's most probably one himself.
When the fiddlers start diddling, who diddles the fiddle-diddlers ?! (That's the worst paraphrasing of "who polices the police" ever, but I'm gonna stick with it)
I find the examples given deplorable, as I expect (hope?) everyone else does, but I just will never support broken encryption.
You can tell me all the horror stories you want, but at the end of the day it will just never be worth it, because while crimes and examples are something ready to display the power of the "for" argument, the power of encryption means we don't have any examples of the "against" column, and that's what I'll always be rooting for. The day where someone can show "but dissident was tracked, his phone hacked, and now is strung up in the gallows" is a day we've failed.
People suck, crime sucks, but it isn't just a phone that makes a case, and I truly believe more harm than good will come out of broken encryption.
You're a bit of an obnoxious bellend ain't ya
I go on my phone, I order a pizza, a guy drives it here and I pay via a card. Is that restaurant in fact a technology company then ?
Full of shite the lot of em
In my mind, processed meat has always been a cancer romancer. If not for the cancer, the heart disease. If not for the heart disease, for the cholesterol. If not for the..you get the idea.
It's processed reformed pig meat. We're not eating it as an after-gym pick me up
..a Chinese knock-off of a DB7.
..but 10gbit ? Jesus Christ!
I'm on the verge of upgrading my PC into a 4K rig, but instead of a monitor I'm going to be using a TV - I recently moved to gaming on a TV and after a while I no longer noticed the fidelity loss from coming from a high end monitor. So I'm going to get a 4K TV, as 4K really needs to be big screen to properly enjoy it.
But the reason is also because 4K TVs are cheap as chips, Costco has some cracking sets in the 600 quid range. Will this HDR palaver really make that much of a difference, or is it more for films ? This'll be mostly used for gaming, and any films displayed on it will be er...downloaded.
The article not only says this is an upgrade, but links to the original article from March. You basically offered up a link that is present in the article as some sort of proof of El Reg screwing up. By trying to look smart you came off looking like a tit
If I was trying to find someone to hire, I would litter these outside the offices, the ones who picked it up and used them would be instantly removed from contention, because if you're stupid enough to do that then lord knows what else you would do
.brt would have been fine. Bro was stupid, because bro is stupid, it's either used mockingly if you're normal, or seriously if you're a douche. Both are not suitable.
.br is gonna make SOMEONE butthurt eventually, "omg why recognize Brazil and not my country!" is the first thing that pops to mind.
.brt is perfect, we can even pass it off as a homage to the A-10...
For all the fanfare and fluff, that is one ugly, boxy, unimpressive, boring car
Considering how god-awful people act online, and how it is seemingly turning us into worse people because everyone just turns off their filters when talking to a screen, I think this is gonna turn out just...peachy.
Coming in 2020 - the first civil war started over a lost COD match
"Apple does the impossible, by slimming down the battery yet giving us the SAME battery life! How do they do it?!"
...anyone name one body or panel of people that was given a large amount of power, for the purpose of doing some good (or just trying not to be bad) and DIDN'T go corrupt ?
Oversight is needed because humans are just TERRIBLE people. You give em an inch, they will take a bloody mile. Every. Single. Time. We suck.
"The only brand cooler than Apple"
Now if you're gonna bait your readers at least put some effort in.
Wait a minute...god damnit, I bit..
Bravo I suppose
I was expecting it to be covered in poop
I don't use it myself but I have idiocy-inflicted family known as teenagers, and I know a lot of em send those pics thinking it's gonna be a 1 time showing kind of thing (no matter how hard I try to explain the concept of screen grab).
This pay model sounds pretty messed up and seems like it would put a lot of users off.
Then again I shouldn't complain (in the rain..woo..sorry, drunk), because now I won't have that horrible feeling in the pit of my stomach that one of these idiots I call family will be pulled up on child porn charges for being..well, idiots
Analysis tagline says it all.
Windows 10 was just...I hate to use hyperbole, but it was devastating. It was the first windows that had piqued my interest since XP (I like 7 but it was more a "thank feck for that" rather than a "this might actually be good!", having read how they totally learned from the windows 8 mistakes, and it would be a much better user experience, closer to windows 7 than mobile.
But then learning it was closer to mobile in the way that it just wants aaaaall your info (I know you can block it..but really, my computer OS shouldn't make me as paranoid as a mobile OS), and it was still rather..windows 8'ey, means I'm not going to upgrade until DX12 games are so prevalent that I've forced to
Stop asking me about insurance! What, we all look alike to you ? Racist!
I know it's horrible and I know it's going to cause loads of problems...but just ride it out. If you're on there and the pressure is coming externally, ignore it, ride it out, it'll pass.
These sort of things (albeit not on this scale) happen all the time. Embarrassing situations you have to explain, and then gets forgotten about with the myriad of other random crap about a person.
Sure some will suffer worse than others, but I doubt that's because of the external pressure. It's just scam artists trying to earn a buck.
From what I've heard from people who are on there (I don't judge..although I looked up my brother in law, then I woulda judged..) and most people signed up but never went through with a hook up, they chickened out. Obviously I don't know if the small data pool I have is indicative of everyone, but the optimist in me likes to think so
That's a lot of money. I'd take the lower amount in a heartbeat. Realistically I'd never know the difference in those amounts, and the fact I could live with myself makes it a simple choice.
It'd be like evicting family. I really can't see him taking the higher amount
Spray peppermint around or near the devices, spiders hate it
I use a password and keyfile. The password is well over 100 chars long and impossible to remember - it's kept in text format, along with the key, on a USB drive.
I mount the data, then move the key and password file to the encrypted partition, and secure erase the USB device. When I am doing a reboot or anything like that I copy it back to the USB device
But if anyone comes knocking, the power just needs to be knocked off, and BAM! Impossible to recover
"What we know now, if we had known it then, we could have prevented this" is such a dangerous statement. So they get what they want. Then another attack happens, where if they had been watching every single person intrusively, it wouldn't have. So there's another barrier. And so on.
There are some things you just have to accept as being a risk if you wanna keep a certain level of freedom
That is one ugly, boring looking car. It looks like a bloated A4. It looks like they simply inflated the A4.
I liked the first Q7. It looked...mean. Although I suppose that limits your market, this is definitely a more soccer-mom looking affair
I know this will get me downvoted..but surely, as it's their software, shouldn't MS be allowed to put their browser as the default one ?
I was gonna downvote you for your frankly terrible and snotty attitude
Forced updates are something I just refuse to accept. There is a long history of bad updates in windows, so frequent that it's just kind of...expected to happen now and again.
So I only do updates once a patch has been out for at least a month. I'll eventually have to switch to windows 10 when DX12 games become the norm, but by then hopefully someone has created a work around - and if not I'll just firewall the bugger
People with poor social skills and who are generally shitty people are shitty to women!
They should call it tack, it fits in and it's tacked on, every body wins
Strips of dried tarmac are better than Quorn bacon
Go for Waitrose bacon, or if you're in the north, Booths. It's the same price as decent bacon (about 3 quid a pack) and the quality is way way better than anywhere else, apart from Sainsbury's TTD, which while nice is just that bit too expensive.
The best bacon I ever had was from Bury Market, it was treacle infused bacon available around Halloween. Absolutely gorgeous when fried in a little butter. They have to limit it's release though due to the chance of murdering you if consumed all year round.
Go for size over speed. A 1TB SATA SSD is a much better purchase than a 480GB PCIe SSD. Desktop users simply don't need the extra speed
I can't tell if this is a holocaust joke or if some horrible train accident happened in Germany
It means device batteries, not cell batteries
Anyone else get the urge to fill one of these in just to see how screwed up your life looks from the outside looking in ?
I know I should grow up, and I should be outraged at things...but I still can't help but laugh at the phrase "forcing backdoors"
...that they wouldn't know if the first one had already happened, because it wouldn't be dictated.
It's like the saying about the perfect crime, nobody would know about it because they never got caught.
If she was white it'll be a lost girl over-reacting to what she perceived as a serious incident in her life, and will receive counselling
But if she was a minority she is an evil child that will be locked up to stop this spawn of satan doing it again.
Over to you Fox News!
Not at them backing down, nope not at all.
The surprising thing is that not only are Apple doing something first, but they're also doing it best, even though it doesn't benefit them in some way (although actually them being able to say "nuh uh sorry mr policey-man can't help you" and not have to retrieve people's files is a plus to them).
I don't really see this as Google backing down as such..but you can sure as hell bet every itard will put it that way.
I still find it baffling how it took such a big event for people to take notice of this.
I got into a discussion about it elsewhere and the attitude people have is insane. They legitimately believe that if a person gives them a nude shot, it is then theirs to do as they wish. But if you ask em what they would do in the reverse they won't go past "but I'm not stupid enough to give someone naked photos"
It ran into a wall though when you asked em if their missus' had theirs stolen, because people with that sort of mentality are forever alone
That was what you took away from that ? You're a strange duck.
My missus passing was what caused me to go live with a friend, which is when I experienced 100mbit. Upon returning home 40mbit seemed almost archaic, which is pretty much the only time I've been sad at my internet.
Has to be WinXP because of MPC-HC. It took me months of constantly showing the same thing over and over, XBMC just wouldn't be worth the effort I'd rather just let them do without
It's not for me, it's for family who don't use computers (older parents who have trouble even using a browser)
It took me months just to get my Dad to mount images, and he flat out refuses to write anything down, instead calling me to show him the same things over and over, so I refuse to give them something new to (not) learn.
I want a tiny PC to plug into the TV in the family room for media playback. I have media files on the network, and they range from crappy xvids all the way up to bluray disc images, so a dedicated media player was never ideal as none play absolutely everything the way a true PC can.
So I want one of these to bang WinXP on (the family are computarded, so no linux, no XBMC..they can barely handle MPC-HC and the mounting of images), would this be OK for handling high bitrate MKVs and bluray discs ?
If public torrents are your thing, just stick with btdigg.org, it's a search engine for DHT. Whenever I've been looking for something ridiculously rare or ancient, I always end up finding it on there.