1707 posts • joined Tuesday 29th May 2007 11:58 GMT
Re: The Liberator - a bargain
Is it me or am I missing something..oh I know.. where do people get the plastic firing cap designs from?
Re: So what was the interest again?
I think I saw someone write $26m, which is about 5.2% if my sums haven't desterted me. Seems reasonable.
"Yes, this was a loan that they have paid back (in part)"
I'm guessing that the people objecting didn't actually rtfa. Most loans require payback in installments, so the remainder of the balance (plus interest) is what they just paid back.
You seem to be dragging down the average IQ on this site all on your lonesome (plus the others that don't understand that advancing a new technology means economies of scale and cheaper designs in the long-run).
" I am unsure whether that is sarcasm or you are one of the fools"
Hmm, tricky one that. Perhaps I meant it as a thought exercise to see what might happen as a result :)
......woot. I must be getting old - once upon a time it was all about the launch games :)
It's about time these companies were reigned in, they have far too much power.
I know, how about a trade embargo on products from these tax averse companies.
Don't pay tax in this country - don't sell goods in this country.
Their profits would be hit a lot harder than paying the tax would.
Re: one for the fraudsters
" the whole worlds baking system"
isn't that where they keep the dough?
"Wing said all signals are always sent via two geographically diverse paths to customers"
Are they still touting that old bullshit.
They've been selling this for years and occasionally still come a cropper when some tit on the underground cuts through a bearer cable, then all those supposed 'diverse routes' suddenly seem to go down at once - odd that.
"The FBI argue the net is “going dark” to them, thanks to encryption technologies which render valid wiretapping warrants useless."
Perhaps they shouldn't have abused the power so much that encryption has become widespread to the point where my Mum has heard about it and knows how to use it.
Re: Women Contractors
I met a female in the networking security field that could give anyone a good run for their money - when I asked her why she wasn't contracting it was basically down to fear - she couldn't handle the idea that she might be out of work for a couple of months without notice.
It certainly wasn't down to lack of skills and flexibility.
Re: Whoops ! @AC 15:02
I believe it's mentioned in Groundhog Day.
Re: Not just Apple
"'Tell us everything about yourself or we won't sell you our products'"
Sounds fair enough, see ya.
They'll learn, as long as people stand up for themselves that is.
Hearing the Queen talk about IP addresses is like listening to a budgie discuss quantum physics.
Re: 'Quantum network? We've had one for years,' says Los Alamos
"Unfortunately, one of our engineers figured out exactly how fast it was, so we lost track of where it was for a while"
When they did eventually find it, it lost synch.
Re: What I'd Like.
" I remember our chemistry teacher chucking a decent sized rock of sodium into the beck to demonstrate why we should be careful with it."
Hehe, we did the same, except the teacher used a pea sized piece of sodium, but then got called out of the class for something, leaving the oil wrapped sodium block behind :) Nee dI say more? Well, just a little then, the ceiling tiles needed replacing.
As far as this 'bottle explosion' goes, I've seen the reaction you can get with a bottle of coke and some mintoe's (sp?) - this hardly sounds like it should even register as much as a banger.
When I was young, and poor, I used to crack games (not just get them from others either).
As soon as I was earning decent money, I bought games.
Where does that put your little 'theory'.
"invent a system that makes pirating game impossible"
Only if it's literally individually coded to your DNA, and then you can give a copy to your clone :)
Re: "abusing current tax legislation"
"So why are employing incompetent to write our tax legislation?"
We aren't, we employ consultants from leading tax companies (like Delloitte and KPMG) and then people wonder where all the loopholes come from when these companies set up new avoidance schemes.
It would require the combined will of the people to change this, and they're mostly illiterate, innumerate TV absorbers, so I wouldn't count on it happening any time soon. MP's complaining about this sort of stuff are being disingenious to the point of blurting out that we need a morality tax or something equally ludicrous.
"The road to Hell is paved with good intentions."
Re: Chariots of the Sniggering Gods
What, like the one of a giant bloke sporting a huge hardon?
Re: The only privacy ISP's will protect is their own (to negotiate with the govt).
Phorn = Phorm
and if these meetings are what is being suggested, then I would be surpised to see Zen on the list.
A lot of techies use Zen and if they got wind of something underhanded they'd abandon ship - I would.
Isn't this the new HD format that?
Peoples' tolerance of frustration has gone down a lot with recent gaming compared to earlier stuff - and enjoyment is inversely proportional to the degree of frustration it took before you 'broke through' the barrier :)
What a hero, that is all.
"Surely there is a much more effective way of blocking the page that isn't this easily maneuvered."
Yes, there is, but it involves DPI and filters on your BB link. Think Phorm.
This isn't something we want at any price.
Re: A sanitised input? What's that?
Bobby? Is that you?
Re: His opinion...
" high-flying Microsoft creative director"
He should have known better. After all, tweets are viewable by everyone and it is a known contentious position to take (saying everything is always on).
There is no off switch for the internet.
Re: Comparisons with electricity are inappropriate
and when the power goes out my laptop can play games for quite a while too.
Re: Why does the Pirate Bay even need a host?
" used by networks such as gnutella"
There's a chocolate spread network? Who knew?
TPB App update : New Hosts.txt file available, also available as a torrent.
Internet DNS need not apply..simples.
Re: Not Quite
"(3/31 for the natives)"
I think you mean 31/3 :)
Re: Wireshark : "If the SimCity programmers are competent, ..."
Even encrypted packets have headers.
It would obviously make it harder to fake a response, but all you've really got to do is set up a route on your PC to a local host for the IP address and have a little app that responds with *exactly* the same packet as that sent back by the EA host (this would require a specific capture for each user of course so that would need to be built in to the app so it also needs at least one successful connection to EA to capture the response).
Re: Send Corrections link is still here
I dunno Drew, airing out your reporters' mistakes in the forum seems like so much more fun :) After all, pointing out mistakes doesn't draw a large salary for the average El Reg pundit, they gots to get their due somehow!
Looks like the Chinese haven't figured out that whatever you do to damage the internet, it routes around it somehow.
Re: Banned websites
"I'm just curious as to how the Chinese government gets away with it."
Have you seen their army? Their tight leash on all media outlets?
Do you remember tiananmen square?
In short, if you say something they don't like, they drive a tank over you. It's a pretty compelling argument.
Re: Never Give Up...
Fuck Screw that!
Never Give Up...
Digitize me Fred, I know in my heart you're going to save my life!
"laws forbidding bosses from asking for social media passwords. ®"
If a boss of mine ever asked for my passwords I tell them where to get off.
Mind you, I might exchange them for the number of his bank account or his 17 year old daughters' phone number (assuming she was hot of course).
This must be a joke right? I know I haven't had my morning coffee yet but I can't imagine anyone asking me for my passwords.
Re: One way trip
did you read the bit about them slingshotting round Mars..and not landing there?
Re: 2013 progress report
I think you'll find they've made considerable in-roads on the porn issue. Having a drawing of a woman with small breasts will likely find you in prison and/or on the sex offenders register, depending on the level of severity (more severe -> register, less severe -> prison)
Re: The governement is so desperate for economic growth
perhaps I've misunderstood, but are you saying the government is getting revenue from illegal drugs?
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