70 posts • joined Sunday 29th August 2010 11:38 GMT
Re: Committee says "We're always the last to know!"
Since OFCOM was invented parliament has taken no interest in the internet, BT as its all too complicated for them.
Re: A disgrace!
This article is more about the management of yahoo and that is why BT are giving them the chop.
They failed to apply a wordpress patch for 8 months and loads of spammers exploited Yahoo mail through this wordpress bug.
Taking 8 months to apply an important patch in most IT departments would be unacceptable but for a company providing millions of e-mail accounts this is clearly unacceptable.
GCHQ - Just
Shut the place down.... What a waste of money. Don't do anything useful.... Self-justifying organization GCHQ !!
The Register is getting more like a front for the MOD - blightty -boffins..
Bring back IT!!!!!
Easy to solve
I reckon they should stop using windows and java meself.
"My story is similar to millions of other working-class lads in the 1980s,"
" I was sent to tough schools in Geneva, Zurich and upstate New York."
This does not compute.... Working class hero goes to school in Geneva and Zurich.
Yeah like fuck.
Re: The 4 stages of security response
completely agree with you. Embedded systems never consider security they consider functionality. In this case it does not matter that pilots can overide tampering of aircraft controls its the fact that they can be altered that will distract pilots and thus cause accidents. For a more detailed explanation of this problem and respomse from pilots see http://arstechnica.com/security/2013/04/hacking-commercial-aircraft-with-an-android-app-some-conditions-apply/
These services should be returned to the public sector or better still local authorities should receive enough money from central government to have to not rely on "parking fees" to finance their services. The whole system of using public or private companies to obtain revenue sucks from start to finish. Think it was Lord Prescott we should than for this situation.
I think this just blows the whole criteria for charging students fees for degree courses. You have no guarantee of earning more money if you obtain a degree.
As the privatisation of higher education is likely to continue I suggest that fees for engineering (Computer/mechanical/electrical) are reduced to zero, and subjects like say english, journalism, politics, History of art and other eclectic subjects be doubled. We might start to produce graduates who are useful to the economy rather than useless overpaid media types.
The Whole Piint
of paying by debit/credit card is to primarily help the retailer get sell products and services. It is now carte blanche to charge extra for these services. Perhaps the real problem are the charges from the banks to the retailers. Why should you they be able to charge 50p or whatever for a transaction as they ultimately get the money in their accounts and can do what they want with it.
I think this change of regulation is indirectly there to help the poor old banks re-capitalise for some reason and the retailer can amke a profit as well!
When you buy a cinema ticket or whatever how do you know how much the retailer is being charged by the bank?
Just block attachments from external e-mail addresses. I am perhaps naive but I am astonished how most malware is STILL installed via e-mail attachments.
Not sure what the point of bidding is anyway. BT should stop pretending to be a private company and the Government should just pay for it.
Trouble for Mr Webb is how much is an aerial picture actually worth?
Not 1500 quid to most people.
He just needs to find a new area of photography or more likely he is over-reacting. Perhaps he should wait till he starts loosing clients because of the change of law.
He could perhaps photo to order rather than just go out and take photos with the copter and try and flog them afterwards.
The article refers to off-shore wind farms.
Windows8 is realy NT in disguise!
Re: Devil's Advocate
The answer is to stop using QR codes.
Firstly I can read a URL but I can't read a QR code.
Secondly I know which web sites I have bookmarked - thanks.
Thirdly I don't have time or the inclination like most users or luxury of using a VM so I cant kill off my system if it gets infected by malware. .
QR codes are just another gimmick from the marketing world and hopefully die off together with tiny urls
Re: sacked for making dodgy Facebook posts
But hold on a minute. If you are not at work you can say what you want about work.
You are allowed to hate your job or your employer. There is no law against it.
This ruling greys the area between home and work. I know in the USA employers don't like their employees having holidays but trawling through Facebook twitter etc or more likely another employee reported the guy to his boss is just plain wrong.
You have been fooled
Of course the BBC is a Government mouthpiece.
The world service is a mouthpiece of the foreign and Commonwealth Office and until very recently was financed by the FCWO. Thats why it was created.
The "home service" is the mouthpiece and social conditioner of the Government. Largactyl for the masses if you will.
No it means you have a poor eye for detail.
Their revenue for this year was reported last week lower than forecast at the beginning of the year. They are also loosing users in the USA and UK.
I've never met anyone that uses twitter. Its just for the luvvies (cos its not too complicated to use) and the vain. I mean its useless. It didn't even help the rioters!!
According to the Guardian they are worried about people being able to hack their network. Which makes me wonder when they read the data on the CD the computer they are using is on the same network. Anyway the NHS is full of "Stakeholders" who have little knowledge of IT so its the blind leading the blind.
I don't think Chinese people say buddy.
Difficult to Answer
As Windows 8 is not out, depends what you mean by "productively" as DesqView and DOS 5 are so ancient I have serious problem knowing what you could with such OSs. You would certainly have a problem using the internet unless you just like text. I don't think there is a web browser You would only be able to connect to the internet via SLIP or PPP.
I doubt you could record sound.
Printing colour would be very difficult. Inserting pictures into text documents? Possible but not easy. .Creating web pages would be tricky. No web browser.
You wouldn't be able to make a powerpoint presentation.
Modern PCs and OSs make people far more productive certainly in work. Ask any Secretary or PA.
Your whole set up sounds eccentric. If you have been using it for donkeys years and it satisfies your requirements then good for you. You cannot enjoy the pleasures of 21st century web browsing, video, music and other what you call non-productive tasks, but then maybe you don't want to,
Windows7 is a lot more useful than DOS and a lot more fun!!
Read the Small Print on the Page
"Hunch does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any advice or content on the Hunch site"
Irrelevant!! as far as Hunch.com are concerned
Its all about image
RIM are concerned about the image of the blackberry becoming the tool of choice for the young professional rioter, looter etc.. which is why they are co-operating with the UK authorities.
Just look at their attitude to the Indian government.
Who says they are on Benefits and would the country Benefit?
The tabloids say yes!!! Take away benefits from who. In view of the fact many of these rioters were under 16 do you take away their parents benefits assuming they claim them? Whats the point?
If 16 and over seems like a good incentive to become a full time crimbo.
They are about as much use as
Yet Again more racism
The old chesnuts keep coming out. US senate were upset that a chinese company wanted to buy 3COM and the old farts at the MOD quoted (Spy Chiefs) as feariing chinese spy war. Load of old tosh.
Huawei have invited the US Senate to investigate their links with the chinese government.
This is just racism.
Perhaps he is hoping if he co-operates enough SOCA will offer him a job.
Government sets the price of gas and electricity. Competition (free market) has failed. If they want to give people money for solar panels etc they can pay for it out of the fairest tax income tax. Saving the planet is naive.
The only countries which are really affected by increased CO2 and a warmer planet causing unpredictable climate are China and India and that is because they are overpopulated and have many people to feed.
That the head of IT of a Civil Service department can be allowed to flog hardware and software licenses to his department like he is a private company. This is totally unethical. The fact that he was caught because he had got them to pay for licenses and hardware they never received is besides the point.
This looks like very poor management by OFCOM .
Good for BT and Talk Talk
Intellectual property is the responsibility of the "Creators" not ISPs, Government or anyone else. Its their "property". They need to look after it better and control the distribution of their properly. Not sit on their backsides claiming they are loosing billions of £ $ and expect everyone from the Government downwards to bend over backwards to protect their "wealth"
They cannot prove their losses. Lazy so and sos.
However, I am suprised at BT taking this action. Surely it is their interest to have the Digital Economy law in place as it would strengthen their Vision Box service. Why pay £3 or £4 VOD charge for the movie Inception if you can download it Peer-peer for nowt!!
They played down Chernobyl
Until the reactors are under control there can be no accurate assessment of what has happened and what the risk is to the japanese population. Mr Lewis was jumping the gun and a lot of forum members seemed to agree him if I remember rightly. I am not against Nuclear Power stations but at the moment I'm quite against them being built on the Pacific "ring of fire".
IE6 High use in China
Most probably due to pirated Windows. When users buy a cheap PC it comes with pirated XP. Automatic updates are turned off. Users are also ignorant of other browsers such as IE 7,8 and 9. No point Microsoft coming out with a patch to block IE6 as they don't update. Ignorance is bliss!!
"I'm a lone(ly) creator/bloke"
One Anonymous Coward bitching about another. LOL
Apart from the encryption this sounds like a minor update from a computing point of view and an advancement in turning my Mac Pro into an Ipad. We'll have to wait and see when it officially comes out whether its worth the upgrade.