He said the F word
Freedom of movement? Going to work in another country? I thought 52% of the population was busy trying to get that stamped out :(
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Freedom of movement? Going to work in another country? I thought 52% of the population was busy trying to get that stamped out :(
Automated vehicle designers are aiming for a solution which will reduce driving costs, reduce journey times, improve safety, and all those other good and logical things. They assume that people with cars share their objectives.
However as we know a fair proportion of today's drivers have other priorities and their cars fulfil completely different objectives such as sustaining their self-image, defining their place in the pecking order, or merely having fun driving like a knob. Everyone knows the cocky bloke who looks down on automatic transmission because "as an above-average driver I require full control of the car" and somehow can't see him not immediately disabling a complete automatic driving system.
So I think the legislators have got it back to front - automatic driving will ultimately only work if all vehicles are automatic rather than leaving a few randomly unpredictable ones so they should really focus on not offering human opportunity to drive.
Recommendations for VPS provider?
These young ones tell me you don't have to rent your telephone handset from the GPO any more. Bah no, does not make sense when you can rent it for only six shillings a week.
Astonishingly I doubt this would have been such a big incident had it been in America. The airport security people in USA routinely find quite a number of real guns that people had genuinely forgotten were in their bag.
Surely there should be more volunteers for this vital work. Where do people sign up? Asking for a friend.
Strangely enough here's the answer to my own question - it's a situation nobody ever had to deal with before and there is considerable legal uncertainty. I don't want to give up my EU citizenship and removing it could well be a violation of my human rights. Who knew.
I am a dual UK and EU citizen, I know this because it says so on the front of my passport. The EU citizenship is granted by Article 20 (1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. The UK Home Secretary has the power to revoke UK citizenship but not EU Citizenship. I can't figure out whether or not any EU functionary has a similar power to revoke EU citizenship but I don't think so.
Article 50 is "only" about derogating from the Treaty of Lisbon. Suppose we do eventually leave EU, am I still a citizen, or not, and if not then what exact mechanism could they use to take away my EU citizenship? Discuss.
Robin Lane Fox, this is the guy who had a column in the FT where one day I was astonished to read his completely serious piece about a guy named Batson D. Sealing. He apologised the following week for propagating a hoax, but really how could you not see that?
I've never been in the position of needing to dispose of computers which were too old for the business but still new enough to sell used. More than once however I've been faced with a roomful of old PCs which need to be thrown away in a sensible manner and it's extremely tempting to just put them in a van and take them to the dump.
Destroying the data is tedious and time-consuming - even just bashing the hard disk with a hammer requires unassembling the case and taking the disk out. Software kill is just as bad as you have to plug it into keyboard and monitor, power it up, fiddle with the BIOS to get it to boot DBAN and so on. Don't even get me started on thermite laser chainsaws from orbit.
There's no excuse for failing to secure sensitive personal data. But in practice some guy's boss is nagging him "why haven't you cleared out that old crap yet like I told you" and he's going to take the easy option, especially if it "only" means exposing a bunch of old emails nobody cares about.
"getting a satisfying facial at home" haha
What I'm worried about is the guy who thinks it's fine to get up in the morning, go to the lab, and terrorize some mice with electric shocks. Then terrorize some more mice. And he lives in a country where you can buy guns in the supermarket.
My daughter also worked in (Waitrose) coffee shop and she assured me that although there was a menu of 15 "different" coffees they were all more or less the same stuff. Two of them contained literally identical ingredients but presented slightly differently.
I don't think asking for bread in a Bread Shoppe is unreasonable. I hate it when I ask for a coffee but they read out a list of Italian nouns (a language I don't speak) and ask which one I want.
...having inked a deal with Israeli startup Shine, which produces the network-level blocking tech Three will be using.
They could have inked a much cheaper deal with me (say, 4 pints) and I would have shown them how to use host files
It can be handy to read incoming messages on your watch; I am often in meetings where it's frowned upon to have your laptop open or doing things with your phone. You can somehow get away with looking at your watch though. Also walking through an unfamiliar town in the rain - turn-by-turn navigation is a lot more convenient using your watch.
The head of the European Central Bank is Mario Draghi. Although not for long if he continues to infuriate the increasingly cross and increasingly getting-voted-out-because-of-him German senior politicians.
"Mario's Bazooka" was supposed to fix all the problems of the Eurozone (apart maybe from Greece) but although he's been firing it for the last five years until its barrel is white hot the Euro economy is still looking sick. Quantitative easing and Mario's decision to keep interest rates at a bonkers zero percent (ZIRP) means the money supply has never been looser consequently people with unlimited access to almost-free mortgages have bid up housing to ridiculous price levels.
Oh and Mario's Canadian mate Mark Carney (Guvnor of the Bank of England) is doing exactly the same to us in the UK.
Why can't Getty just heavily watermark the images visible to Google search? "Visit our site to get the one without the watermark".
Novell NetWare 2 certified, yep, tick. Please upgrade to Netware 3, OK, tick. Now NetWare 4, phew more exams, tick. Oh, people don't want NetWare any more it's NT4 now. OK, even more exams, MCSE. Ta-daa Windows 2000 is so cool with AD! Please can you...
No I couldn't and that was the end of that.
This is more or less how I eat all the time anyway. People say "chickpeas" as though they're having to eat ball bearings, what's wrong with chickpeas they're lovely.
If you mentally block out the word "digitalising" and replace it with "computerising" then it all works so much better.
Surely there is a simple easy and definitive test for being a genuine official religion or not?
Has it ever attempted to kill followers of another religion because they are unbelievers? Even more definitive if it has attempted to kill followers of a splinter sect of its own religion.
Sorry pastafari guys it's a big club and you're not in it.
A new study has found that almost half the people who pick up a USB stick they happen across in a parking lot plug said drives into their PCs.
Isn't it more likely that almost half the USB sticks were picked up but the rest were eaten by magpies? Then all of the people who did pick up one of the USB sticks later plugged it into a PC (else why pick it up?)
Even worse than "cyber" - I still remember the incredible cringe during presentations declaring that "the information superhighway" was the thing of the future.
My favourite John Brunner prediction was the "karatand", a soft and flexible plastic glove made of a material which became instantly rock-hard when subjected to impact. Remember this was 1960-something but such a material now actually exists and is incorporated in body armour.
Reg's allegorical use of language paints an opulent image of a corroded steampunk landscape, bringing an irridescent yet simultaneously jejune perspective to the deceptively traditional denizens of stygian cryptographical mythos. Coyly concealed beneath an intentionally pellucid framework of the familiar "London Bus" we see the unfolding of a breathtaking panorama of quantum
Does anyone who regularly watches broadcast TV not watch BBC?
Yes, me. I have a dish pointed at a satellite that the BBC isn't on. I still have to pay for a license.
One to experiment with, doing brickless (you hope) re-flash with later versions of Android and so on. The other which you do not mess with in any way, for actual daily use.
If a random stranger films outside your house (assuming they are not in the front garden) then what makes you think it's OK to get angry with them? You are a random stranger to me and I'm sure you probably do something occasionally that I don't agree with, but doesn't mean you have to ask my permission in advance or risk my wrath.
I knew it must be possible to get unbackdoored crypto. No way they can defeat me now unless they put the backdoors in the chips before they even leave the factory! Which obviously couldn't hap...Oh wait...
Obviously unable to resist that lovely sub-headline. Damn it I can't get that tune out of my head now...
They keep making me say things I didn't Nintendo
I'm impressed by metal shredders. A large funnel into which you chuck metal scrap and at the bottom there are two slowly contra-rotating cylinders with sparse teeth. Just about anything goes in (old cars etc.) and metal shreds come out.
How about a wedge-shaped open-mouthed robot that did nothing but get close to any type of opponent and try to suck it into the mincer.
If any hot chicks are reading this... I have a smart card. Several in fact. Just sayin.
2FA is great and I'm not against it. What I AM against is every single 2FA site wanting me to install its own app with their own TOTP implementation. So far I have Google Authenticator, Symantec VIP, Steam's one, and one from my bank. There is another site on which I would like to enable 2FA but that would need yet another app. Where do you draw the line? And yes I know that with some work I might be able to hack them together a bit closer but life's too short.
On which planet? I bought CS-GO on Steam two days before they cut the price by half in their sale. I asked for a refund so I could re-buy it and they told me to get lost.
I will reaffirm my belief in the principle of Free Software and get all excited about the new GIMP tech preview. Unfortunately I won't initially get a clean compile but after a few hours work I will find out where the bugs are or what I did wrong in the compilation and build process. There may or may not also be some Dependency Hell. Finally GIMP will run in a very impressive manner.
Except for the bit I actually want to use, which will fail with an unintuitive error message when I try and do it. I will search the internet for a solution but the only hits will be other users saying "me too how do I fix this". I will mutter under my breath and go back to whatever I was using on Windows.
Sad but true, been there before on many other products.
It shows me a blank map of the world, so either it doesn't work or there are no attacks happening anywhere.
Maybe that's their business problem? That screen would look super-impressive in your defcon-6 control room but otherwise I can't see why customers would be interested. Surely your average PLC just wants to keep intruders out of their systems rather than feeling they have a handle on what's happening worldwide from minute to minute.
Intent doesn't always mean very much. I was shocked several years ago when a bloke got found guilty purely for editing a URL in his browser address bar because he suspected there was a security problem and then reporting it to the site owner.
And surely by definition anyone capable of taking part in an SSL or security-related thread on El Reg is almost certainly qualified by experience? Not having a CISSP badge doesn't mean not qualified.
This thread seems to be full of idiots begging you to lower the editorial tone to a predictably dire schoolboy humour level.
However we're all business people here and I'm disappointed in any such move to incentivize your value add. Let's please see you roll out your effort to launch a new community-killer site which will taper the playing field vertically. Moving forward, it's time to act with game-changing ideation and close the loop with a robust and sustainable reporting of industry transformation and recontextualization. OK?
A lot of people genuinely have no idea about filters, routers, DNS, browser. I'm not calling them stupid it's merely that they are not interested, their expertise is not in tech, and they just want to "go on the internet". If they run up against a block they will scratch their heads and move on rather than call the helpdesk.
I'm guessing that this particular ISP will just acquire a reputation as "that one where half the sights [sic] don't work".
Where else could a discussion of trademark law effortlessly decay into a fart-fest?
Here is the antidote to all the sprouts and cabbage if anyone's interested
Why am I not surprised that this is their favourite charity...
My wife used to get loads of mail from NSPCC and half of it was trying to get her to support various campaigns to lock down the internet "to make children safer".
The one time when a rouge ad would have been more appropriate and somebody has to spell it correctly :(
Not our experience - I worked for an application vendor where we outsourced development to Russia (Java coding.) Everything came back near perfect and just needed minor cosmetic cleanup from a UK senior developer. A+++ wud buy again
Does make me wonder why we need Internet connections to <xyz>
You're right the internet would work a lot better if we pruned off all the unnecessary bits. As it happens I don't know anyone in Birmingham and I never go there so I propose we disconnect it.
It's been said before in the other thread but just move it to the "untrusted certificates" bit of certmgr.msc.
Yes it will come back again into the list of root CAs but will also remain in the untrusted list therefore will not actually work.
Then at your leisure you can do the DLL hacking if you still want it completely gone.
In my day WORM drives for logs were called Oki 9-pin printers
"Dalek morse code" exactly describes the Orchestration Registration ringtone by Ali Spagnola, shipped with the original Nexus 5. Really sounds odd when your phone rings.
Really unfortunate thing to say in the article. I also tried to point out the same thing and The Register actually rejected my comment which has never happened to me before.