98 posts • joined Wednesday 8th September 2010 14:19 GMT
Re: No complaints
Just remember that you're dealing with a guy who thinks that the internet gives people "too much freedom", and doesn't want you to be anonymous - http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/07/kaspersky-indy/
Who had the wheels?
"The other half of the beast with two backs and four wheels,..."
Which half had the wheels? Or were they equally distributed? Inquiring minds need to know! For science, obviously.
Re: Seems like overkill
Now you just need to do the same on all your other devices.
And those of your friends, too. And repeat the exercise tomorrow when you're somewhere else.
Or you could bring your little bag of a cable, a dongle and other gubbins wherever you go.
A bit confused. Are the dates mentioned US-only? Not that I imagine Ericsson et.al. would fail to register in both EU and the US, but I still think it's relevant information, especially with the mention of the EU patent office.
...unless you already have SOME of their software. In which case you have probably signed an agreement to the effect that they can turn up at any time to perform an audit.
Re: Seven years?
Man needs a hobby.
Good rule of thumb: If you expect your liability insurance to cover your actions, your plates must be visible & attached. Considering the number of accidents people make in a parking lot, this is probably a very stupid plays to make those kinds of tricks.
Re: Are congress stupid, or just paid to ask these questions
"Google Glass is no different except you don't need to take it out your pocket"
Which is a pretty big difference. At least you have a pretty good idea if someone is taking pictures of you with their phone. With glass, you'll have to assume that you're being recorded at all times.
Is that the kind of world we want to live in? I'm not so sure.
Re: Won't someone think of the children?
The difference in devices is not important.
The difference is the scale at which it happens. It will be more passive, and more widespread than ever.
Am I worried? Yes, but I'm not sure what of. This is definitely going to change the world, but I can't see in which ways. And that has me worried.
Re: Sharing: Dream of Four-Dimensional State and Fivengtange-Dimensional State
aManFromMars has finally let his son loose on El Reg!
According to Wikipedia, the number of direct casualties in the I-P conflict is around 10k and the number of USians killed by guns in a year 30k
Since people are throwing opinions and "facts" around at random anyway, I thought I'd supply my own: The number of casualties in the Palestine/Israel conflict in the past 20 years combined amount to ... the number of gun-related deaths in the US over a span of 4 months.
No, I don't see the relevance either. Just thought it was kinda interesting to observe in the light of recent events.
Re: Strip searches?
"Just about any detection system today uses dimensional detection rather than solely material."
But with access to the 3d printer files it wouldn't take much work to make my plastic gun look like a spaceship or dinosaur toy while still being useful for its original purpose...
Re: I can be paranoid.
I hacked my way around a copy protection scheme in a Broderbund software package when I was 15, using one afternoon and my only information was what I had gleaned from reading computer magazines. This was in '86 or '87, well before the Internet and probably 10 years before I got my first modem.
I stopped there, but supposing I'd gone on to develop my skillz - would you rather have me at 18 at an academy where you have some way of steering me in the right direction, or sitting in my basement, having too much time on my hand because I have to wait to get older?
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Is Pirate Bay banned in the US?
"Perhaps this stickiness has been oversold."
I'd like to think that it's because people have actually been educated. I've been pleasantly surprised at the number of *garians who tell me "I know I'm locking myself into <brand>, but it's a conscious decision because ..."
I have no problem with people going with one brand or the other, as long as it's an educated choice.
"autonomous constituent" is what the Danes use as the PC term for "colony". That prevents them from remembering just how badly they've fucked the inhabitants there for 400+ years.
Your point being... ?
Can we have our space elevator now, please?
Re: the Indian rape case involved a death
It was international news not because of the rape itself, but because of the protests that followed. If it hadn't been for the protests, you'd never have heard about the rape.
Re: "most improved"
This must be the business worlds' Ig Nobel prize
Can't wait to see the results of this.
Re: C++ put me off programming
I was lucky - I learned to program just before C++ got crapped on the world.
My, what a fantastically ugly programming language. I've had to learn it, I've used it. But please, dear gods, don't ever force me to return to it.
Re: Monty crying again????
Pot, kettle, ...
So what we're seeing here is that over the course of 5 years, scientists have made yet another refinement of their theories.
What is the world coming to?
(but obviously it's more fun to use inflamatory words like "debunking" instead of celebrating the fact that the scientific method once again has been proven to work)
Re: We have all been there...
I think you'll find it's the other way 'round...
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"Or maybe Steve-O was right after all and Linux is indeed a cancer."
Linux is extremely user friendly.
Unfortunately, it's very picky about its friends.
Re: This appears to be a growing trend.
"Amanda Palmer wasn't offering any of these things. She was abusing the generosity of her fans in order to avoid paying for backing musicians that she could have quite easily afforded."
Did you bother to read the orignal blog posts of hers? Where she explained quite carefully that her band gets paid but what they wanted to do was give (relatively) unknown musicians the chance to join them on stage?
You have to apply fairly selective reading to those posts to arrive at the conclusions this article (and the previous article on the same matter) does.
And why does Neil Gaimans name have to be dragged into this - again?
"I mean, look what happened when they wouldn’t let Adolf Hitler on the right course."
In other words, the day your son is brought before the war crimes tribunal, you'll say it was all the school's fault and the parents had nothing to do with it? Yep, sounds like New Parenting to me...
Re: Paid for Angry Birds also on Android
I didn't pay for space.
(perhaps b/c I have a Samsung handset?)
Best gay sci fi spaceship
I vote for Gay Deceiver
Re: SPREADING US CULTURE BY KINDLE
Re: "Its spelt surely not shurely."
"(It's spelt "it's", not "its"."
and it's "then", not "than"
Re: Dont get it
"What did Linus do? He created a naive kernel, after studying C for one year. ... And then he took the GNU software and finalized Stallmans vision of GNU ... And who gets all credit? "
Thorvalds never underestimated the work that Stallman put into GNU. It's just a fact that Thorvalds managed to bridge that gap that Stallman - even two decades later - never got around to.
I believe that to a large extent, this is due to personality. Thovalds is the benevolent dictator: Technically competent, with enough people skills to drive people forward. Stallman may be brighter when it comes to technology, but has an absolutely abhorrent personality.
Re: darn hippies
"I mean hell half of the GM crops are just speeding up natural processes."
You really don't know anything whatsoever about GM do you?
And as to your comment re. using the leather and meat going to waste: What about all those places where the meat is used but the leather goes to waste because the hippies didn't stop to ask what's really going on before screaming bloody mureder? (for an example of that, look to Greenland where 10s of thousands of seal skins go to waste every year because it's impossible to sell them nowadays)
Re: oh well. oracle has other problems too...
I have the opposite experience. I used to agree a lot with him and respect his views. Then I met him at a conference.
My thought exactly
Perhaps as an added bonus, make them check in daily on a government-procured website from a Win95 computer.
Only caveat: not sure whether the damage will be permanent.