99 posts • joined 29 Aug 2010
Re: The picture ..
Look like IMacs to me.
Re: Yeah sure...
GCHQ's boss just got the sack.
I wonder when the UK is going to have its political debate about GCHQ? Anyone written to their MP?
"Others have noted that perhaps GCHQ made a strategic decision not to expose its capabilities in this area."
Just too clever for their own good aren't they.
Another way to get hacked into with no benefit for the user.
Re: They can't snoop it you don't use the device
Trouble is have a beer or five and first four will soon be forgotten.
Re: It's all good
"It's better to keep consumption under control than just let it explode"
Not so sure there would be the explosion you think. Amsterdam or Holland have never exploded in drug use.
Obviously medical drugs need to be controlled but they are not taken for pleasure so are outside the parameters of this debate.
Opiates should be controlled but psychoatives are not really addictive except for the mentally disturbed. People in my experience only take these types of drugs for an experimental period of time.
As for coke and meths well they should be marketed like champagne and vodka. Cocaine is very popular in the USA and certain British politicians.
Re: Kids these days.......
Well I guess the problem is that you'd have to walk or get out of a car or some kind of exercise, but if you can buy them on line they are just delivered. Far more convenient.
Re: Not that I buy into this US-led paranoia about Huawei kit...
Its called Thatcherism.
Re: Never ask governments to pick winners
No its an article written with the benefit of hindsight. Interesting though.
Re: Here is a plan...
Alternatively move your businesses out of the USA. They can afford it. Move to India!! Its cheap!! And welcoming!!
Is spooks the right description? Kids playing games and getting paid to do it.
Also in 2007 the British Economy was booming whereas at the moment it is a flat/depressed.
Re: Is this a story?
Try being a postman for a month. See how you feel.
Why not ask India?
Re: How else is the NHS supposed to do this?
Funny people worried about who has access to their data when GCHQ and the NSA are allowed to access all our on line data. (Health data included)
See the Guardian today..
All Microsoft need to do is make it possible to upgrade from Win XP to Win 7/8. At the moment it is clean install time!
Re: Excuse me India
The Indians don't want the "aid", but Dave insists. Can't you come out with something positive or are you jealous that for £45 million quid India has managed to get a probe(not a firework) into Earth orbit and hopefully in a year's time into orbit with Mars.
They also managed to get the project from the drawing board to launch in 16 months. They could teach our MOD a thing or two about project management.
Shift your Servers
Well Mr Schmidt what you going to do about it?
Try moving your company out of the USA.
Bling is the colour
I think the 5C is for the "ladies market" but in China like many asian countries the girls prefer bling.
Good for India. They are showing some principal.
Re: Re-nationalise BT...
Remedy is not a private company. Remedy describes itself as a "hybrid company".
Remedy is and always has been a government agency.
The selling of shares was thatcherism. The Government always pulls Remedy's strings..... and grabs its data.
It starts with a B and sorta rhymes with graffiti
You do mean Remedy.
Blaming scruffy students for a fall in revenue. Bigoted and pathetic.
Virgin must think the sun shines out their orifices.
Nothing To Worry About
People have just got weather neurotic. Calm down..
All the scientists predictions so far are wrong. This is the main problem. If the scientists can't predict climate change accurately what hope is there for the rest of us.
Worse still the UK is the number one target for on line fraud yet there is no effective action by the authorities with all their kit to stop it.
Priorities are wrong.
I wonder if there is any evidence that children say under 10 actually view hard core porn. Would not suprise me if there isn't.
This piece of legislation is being proposed to satisfy the "dirty minds" of British adults.
No other country I am aware of needs to "protect their children" like this.
Re: Sourceforge & Classic Shell to the rescue!
Your absolutely right. One OS two interfaces don't work.
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/
Re: My hypothesis
How do you use office on a tablet? You can't use photoshop on a tablet. Netbooks are small and very handy fully functional computers.
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.
Re: NZ Has No TV Tax
The guy says he is an ex-pat. Missing the BBC... Get a proxy sorted out and use Iplayer.
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.
Does it matter? No of course not. Its really good that free wifi is available on our trains and nice to know that for a change we are ahead of other countries.
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.
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