77 posts • joined 11 Oct 2010
My condolences to the bereaved.
The data protection acts in the UK don't apply to the deceased. It is also perfectly legal in the UK to resell/transfer your licences to downloaded software as of the judgement of the Court of Justice in the EU on the 3rd July 2012 (Directive 2009/24/EC – Articles 4(2) and 5(1) – Exhaustion of the distribution right – Concept of lawful acquirer) - the only stipulation is that your own use of transferred software must cease on (or before, I would assume) transfer. There would appear to be no legal basis to deny the new legal owner(s) of a device access to their property.
Any company may stipulate anything in their T&Cs. However, that doesn't make it legally binding or enforceable other than by threat of unaffordable legal costs should the judgement not go the way of the party least able to afford it.
Total cost of operation for three years...
$2, 700 for a dual core win7 msoffice box with some Adobe and Oracle feeeware on it... plus the cost of whatever you use it from. Hmmm... tempting?
So this app is the new and improved digital friend who will tell your beau/belle "My friend really likes you..." ?
...there will be a DM article about data security giving someone cancer and being a major factor in the death of Princess Diana, mark my words!
Re: I predict...
I'll be buying lots more insulating tape in the near future... black for preference, because black goes with anything and is very slimming. I'm not a lawyer, but I'm quietly confident that blocking the lens of a camera, provided it's not an 'official' (police/speed/CCTV etc.) one with something easily removable and which does no harm to said lens, isn't illegal. It would also create a need for someone to go and remove it... such people would need employment, a vehicle, work clothes, hi vis etc. etc. all of which creates demand and therefore more employment. A boost to the economy all round.
Break out the electrical tape people - it's a win win win situation (third win because it would tick off Beardy Al a treat)
Tech companies should learn from this...
...it's a potentially great interview technique to sort the wheat from the chaff - fall for an internet scam, particularly straight from doing a technology related degree, go to the bottom of the list when it comes to face to face interviews or the back of the line when it comes to salaries.
...IT companies are, by and large, run by business people not techies.
Biofuels are an excellent idea...
...it's the implementation, legislation and bu'euro'cratic bullshit that government injects into good ideas which is the bad idea.
Re: Surely Not Invisible ... to mesh radar
If it's Fordward wuoldn't that be Model Tx, the Type Rx being invented much later by subsidiary Mazda?
...is there anything a Chromebook WILL do that an Asus X401A won't? There's pretty much everything that a Chromebook will do in the Asus and a lot more that a Chromebook won't, apart from cost you £20 less in the UK natch.
Re: That's the best the medium quality imager can muster?
It was ahead of its time...
...usually precede rainfall. Anyone else tempted to move their data to someone elses servers and services today?
...is to tech news what standing at Speakers Corner in a clown suit shouting "WAH DRIBBLE DRIBBLE WAH!" through a megaphone is to polite dinner conversation. #justsaying
I'm only amazed...
...it took them this long to work that particular angle out.
Hasn't that been done already? IIRC correctly it was free too! (*conditions may apply)
*Must spend $2k on a penknife to qualify for free 1TB USB
Re: Hoist; You are Yoda...
...and I claim my £5!
Re: Wikipedia is a byword for an unreliable source of information
Try Ten Word Wiki ( http://www.tenwordwiki.com) instead, it's still inaccurate but gets to the point a lot quicker and includes a measure of humour, usually.
Re: dot DOG?
GOD.DOG - perfect website for a really good mirror manufacturer? I'll bet there's more...
I bet a good number of the 20K have antivirus installed and a firewall, other than the one on their router, running in the background.
"The most important part of a car is the nut behind the wheel!" analogy fits very well in this instance!
Quis accido ipsos accidiens? It's probably wrong, but I never learned Latin
Re: Nice to know
I read it more as a warning against password reuse & repetition than as a result of a direct attack on your own network. Granted, if someone has access to stored hashes on your network you have a problem larger than their ability to decrypt said hashes, more to the point, why would they even bother looking at them if you're the actual target of the attack? However, if one of your users has their work email and their work password as the login for that specialist Russian film archive they're fond of...
...how long it takes for it to break a non-dictionary based alphanumeric password hashed with SHA-512 and salt? That would be useful information.
It's got a lot of memory...
264GB according to the article.
This list is broken, no mention of Orac or the ships computer from Star Trek.
Re: Good old Church
Down with this sort of thing!
"...lasted 40 minutes."
I can almost hear it...
"Hey do you think we should take some pictures of this thing?"
"Nah... we're scientists, they're bound to believe us! Just have another toke on this, it helps with anoxia apparently"
Top marks to the uthor for getting 'penetrated' and 'pulled off'(line) within the first 30 words of an article to do with malware and security services.
...by obscurity anyone? 10p a bag, get it while it's hot!
"pose an unacceptable risk to the ability of the UK to safeguard national security" and "disclosure of this could be used to avoid detection".
Amen to that brother!
Re: @ Comments are attributed to your handle....
Textual Rick Rolling, wish I'd thought of that, I read almost to the chorus before I realised what it was - I doff my cap to you sir!
Re: THATS FINE
Do you buy Apple by any chance?
Re: Where Did He Go?
...or to commit the sin of Onan perhaps? It's ok... he'll get absolution before he handles foodstuffs or communion.
Re: Re: Re: Why no mention
quote :"If I could "like it" twice I would. Thank you. :')"
I liked it twice by liking your like of it.
It's a bit...
...St. Ivel Gold isn't it? With a bit of Lurpack lurve for the colour scheme perhaps?
Will the tag line be:
"I can't believe it's not Windows!"
"Guess which group get all the problems?"
...the ones with admin/root access? :D
"Drone units were advised to stop using the removable drives to prevent another outbreak."
There's something which makes me uneasy about use of the word "advised" in context with military hardware that I can't quite put my finger on. Perhaps if it were changed to "ordered", it would make me feel less uneasy...
Ahh... but I have prior art, albeit made from wicker. However, it does have real hair!
...which newspaper will be first to crack his account?
Was that just after Group4 became Group3?
Complexity of Android? WTF!
My 65 year old mother in law managed quite well with her HTC Wildfire, but she's a rubbish driver! Anyone who thinks Android is 'complex' should be immediately barred from getting behind the wheel of a car !
Would this be to cover for the SMS of Doom affecting Winpho 7 phones story published by El Reg earlier by any chance?
Thus far it's looking a lot like the only option for a trouble free phone is BT... has it really come to this?
Pint icon? Meh... what's the use.
+10 points to the writer for getting "yanked off" into the first line!
...it's a slow news day across the globe today...
Here come pieces of...
A good job HDD prices are already sky high then...
So supermarkets know what you (think French vous, not tu) bought and, soon, where you went to buy the stuff they don't stock (yet - but will soon just as quickly as they can drive the price down with their buying power so it's unprofitable for the place you used to buy it to stock it any longer).
I suspect it would likely benefit Tesco/Asda/Morrison/Sainsbury far more than it will benefit the smaller traders... once again we, the consumer, are product not customer.
It's wrong to exploit any animal, unless it's a bird... apparently.
Oh I dunno...
...remove the word patent from Cerf's last comment and it would be almost perfect!
Thick as a brick?
When your iPhone requires a new battery you do not buy a new battery you buy a new phone.
How much is a battery from HTC for a Desire S / Samsung for a Galaxy S2 ? How much is an iPhone 4 from Apple or even, secondhand, from evilbay?
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