88 posts • joined Wednesday 26th May 2010 01:18 GMT
Fart apps and Angry Birds are crucial in the never ending War on Terror, after all.
There'll be showstopping bugs in ITV Player as long as there are stars in the universe. It's utter bobbins and always has been, ITV should stop chucking money at it and outsource properly to YouTube or similar as others have done.
Every time I've suggested this, people on El Reg have laughed and mercilessly downvoted me for $reason they are unwilling to share or disclose.
2FA is a no brainer and should at least be an option for high profile, verified accounts. The fact that Twitter accounts get routinely owned with embarrassingly relative ease makes a solid case for it.
I have this nagging feeling that the new Xbox will be underwhelming. The 360 at launch was basically a noisy brute loaded with overheating PC components with average specs... if this trend continues then we won't be blown away.
My money's on deeper Kinect integration too... count me out.
They really should update the wording. "Life imprisonment" and a "life sentence" clearly aren't the same thing.
Meanwhile the British LulzSec element will be sentenced to a slap on the wrist and early to bed without any cocoa, with time off for good behaviour and a guilty plea.
If, however, they had poked fun at somebody using Twitter or posted a racist joke on Facebook they'd all be off to Wakefield for 35 years. I'm not sure if the UK justice system is quaint and old fashioned, or just plain broken.
Re: News from NK
This is clearly nonsense. Linux was written by Kim Il Sung so I don't see how any system maintenance is ever required.
Vile viperous, insidious capitalist Yankee pig dog Wall Street lackeys will persist in indulging their grotesque capitalist tastes on inferior products created in the dens of iniquity "Redmond WA" and "Cupertino CA" rather than use perfect, free operating system developed by the Great Marshal for the masses through his benevolence and love for mankind.
When the meteorite hits...
Only four things will survive: cockroaches; Keith Richards; "the Board"; and HR departments.
Everything else is toast.
It's worth mentioning that he also appears to have been involved in child pornography and I believe the police even found some on one of his machines. If true, he's probably in deeper and hotter water than the others.
Also, what happened to Sabu in the end? He was meant to have finally been sentenced in February, but he didn't show in court, his sentencing date was postponed again and a sealed document was filed. I reckon witness protection a long way from New York and/or still assisting the FBI.
Didn't the original balls-up at RBS happen in an Edinburgh data centre by an onshore employee? I can't recall where India came into it.
Any "punishment" they get will be a stern talking to and early bed with no cocoa.
Also, can we please stop the "Convicted black hat swamped by white hat security job offers" please? That ship sailed and sank in the 90s. Convicted cybercriminals don't get InfoSec jobs, especially given most of them are skids and wouldn't pass the interview anyway.
"Virgin run the fibre into the actual house."
No, they don't. This is a common misconception - I think you'll find Virgin run FTTC like BT do, except "the last mile" is co-ax instead of BT's conventional copper phone line.
Openreach FTTP is also prioritised for new builds like Virgin is, because the installation is more disruptive and major surgery than FTTC is.
Umask is your friend.
Not sure this really is an April Fools', because Facebook put out their "New home on Android" announcement quite some time ago. In any case, the FB app on Android is buggy, unusuably slow and generally a total car crash. If they can't sort that, then any such venture is DOA and a waste of everyone's time.
The re-written/re-issued iOS app, however, is honestly excellent. Slick, fast and generally very pleasant to use.
This seems to be happening about 320549 times every day now.
I got downvoted the last time for this, but I still believe Twitter needs look at two-factor auth, especially for high profile verified accounts. Either that or set more stringent password requirements.
Re: Beer, because at 1p off, why not?
Not a bad budget, really. Good part of it benefits me personally.
Just waiting for all the closet economic experts to get bored in their IT jobs and start spouting on here about nuances of economic theory nobody in the real world of finance bothers with. I would get some popcorn but I'm worried that the government may introduce a tax on it.
Beer, because at 1p off, why not?
$29.7m doesn't mean that he magically had $29.7m dropped into one of his bank accounts post-tax. Not all of it is cash and some of it will be long term share-based incentives etc.
Standard practice and plenty of UK CEOs are on packages like that too.
There's more to the IT industry than coding, but it seems that coding is all "computer science" students learn these days.
Missing the point here?
It's not about the iWatch which, to be honest, sounds utterly pointless and Apple must be really desperate to put something like that into production. It'll probably cost £250 and just be a tiny wrist mounted iPod.
The really exciting thing here is the fact that it might force foldable glass mainstream. That will bring a whole wealth of opportunities with it such as new breeds of phone, roll-up television sets etc.
Twitter really need to look up something called "two factor authentication". They might even find it cuts down on the frequency and embarrassment factor of verified accounts getting owned every three seconds.
The people responsible for this threatening behaviour are possibly the saddest people I have EVER come across. This is beyond ridiculous.
Obvious Photoshopped old Macbook Pro is obvious. Else Google have gone patent trolling too :)
I look forward to Europe being "liberated" some time soon. They'll bring "democracy" with them too :)
If they're illegal, how come so many fake and knock-off consoles are made by China and apparently sold to Chinese consumers?
Seems like a very odd law I never knew existed.
Lots of people sign up for Sky Broadband because it comes as part of a bundle which gets you the absolutely beyond extortionate Sky TV ever so slightly cheaper. People want Sky TV but just getting the TV packages on their own needs a remortgage of Buckingham Palace.
Similar seems to go for Virgin these days too although their product line-up is cheaper to begin with anyway.
Both come bundled to get you the main product cheaper, both are by and large dreadful... anyone else spot a pattern here?
Re: I would imagine...
I wish people would stop saying this.
I work in the information/computer security sector and this whole thing about talented black hats being offered legitimate paid work in grey/white hat security, especially joining ACME Ltd. to assist them after owing and humiliating ACME Ltd., is total nonsense. It's the stuff of movies, or possibly Mitnick-esque back in the 1980s when things were different.
These days, it's big business with a reputation to keep up. Would you hire a convicted bank robber as a bank cashier? Ethics is king and a leopard can't change its spots.
I suppose the Lisa would make a dent...
if you dropped it
112 days is small fry compared to the gazillion years or life without parole he's going to get upon conviction.
He will be convicted. This is the US we're talking about.
Re: and they want to do business with the rest of the world?!
They really should look at a two-tiered system. Official businesses should be allowed heavily monitored access for large sums, end-users none at all.
If China want to exercise serious censorship while allowing business operations to run unfettered, this is something they should look at.
This is the best selling and greatest computer game of all time, written from scratch by the Great Leader and Marshal Generalissimo Kim Il Sung in one afternoon without a computer and any knowledge of programming. Every dearly loved citizen of the Democratic Peoples' Republic of Korea plays this game regularly and there are local championships. Such work is naturally preferable to the bourgeous south Korean "StarCraft" loathsome propaganda.
You belligerent, viperous and insidious capitalist Yankee pig dogs fail again to show the required deference, so we shall turn Seoul into a sea of fire by launching another fauly ex-Soviet rocket.
Can relate to this
This is all so true. An alarming proportion of "production" code I've seen is awful; poorly documented, shoddily written spaghetti which you are usually expected on pain of death to understand intricately within a nanosecond of opening the project.
Design patterns? Pfft. Data structures? No need, just use java.lang.io.SuperDuperSwissArmyKnifeSort or the home rolled com.enterprise.selfaware.collectionsframework.overengineerednonsense.doesthesameasthejavaoriginal.broken class instead. The latter was last updated in 2004 by someone who since left the company.
If I handed in that sort of code as an academic assignment, I could literally have failed. Whoever wrote that code got paid and the horrid code ended up in production.
What a lot of students also don't realise is that there's often very little new coding going on. Most junior/entry level roles involve taking some self-aware Cthulhu written in an outdated version of Java and poking it with a stick - horrid grunt work the regular staff really deliberately and actively avoid.
Like all other CS graduates I initially felt that going from university into a coding role was a natural progression. After just one internship I realised the absurdity of it (and reminded myself of how much I hate programming from scratch, although I write scripts to automate things and wrap around pre-existing solutions as required), went back to university to do an InfoSec MSc and now work as a penetration tester and network security analyst. Much more satisfying, much brighter prospects and a good bit better paid.
What's really funny is that universities just focus non-stop on programming these days, yet the graduates are awesomly ill-prepared for what real programming and software development actually is.
CISSP is a useless, scatter-gunning vocab test. It's only good for getting past HR.
HTC had the Cha Cha and Salsa a while ago, both with hardware Facebook buttons. The phones themselves were garbage which is why you've probably forgotten about them, though.
Each CoD game has been a photocopy of the one before it since IW and Treyarch started sharing the engine. This series is at death's door and even the hardened fans are growing tired of it.
A friend once referred to CoD as "Duck Hunt HD" and it seems from the review that this version is no different.
Old habits die hard
I'm sure plenty of customers will continue to use the old terms and the staff will still respond as normal. Probably not much to see here.
It's now 17.11 and my RBS Digital Banking now works fine.