Re: Not proven
Even cartoons can be considered, legally, to be child porn
431 posts • joined 23 Oct 2006
Even cartoons can be considered, legally, to be child porn
Why is it that a man who's not been convicted of a crime now has all his details plastered over the internet?
I'm all for prosecuting people who do horrible things, but the due process of the law is innocent until proven guilty.. and not trial by media.
the smart toothbrush is far more useful!
it should also receive fewer stars because they're not repairable. may your deity have mercy on your wallet if you didn't buy Applecare and your mac dies.
it's called an air-gap firewall. stops phishing, viruses, pr0n etc.
and in other news: farm yard workers, who report that the horse already ran away whilst the owners are busy locking the stable, are to be prosecuted.
I just got this pop up when running Microsoft Climate Modeller 3.6
"I can see you're trying change the planet for the better.
Access denied by process Trump
These devices are all made in China and either flown in or come by boat in a container, probably to Rotterdam and/or Harwich.
There shouldn't really be more than 10% variation across Europe.
If you do try to buy the phab2 pro smartphone off one of the Lenovo European shops, they'll only let you enter that country as a shipping address.
I hereby declare I own the trademark to "Fuck Off HBO".
Anyone who wishes to use that phrase must pay a licence fee; the licence fee is £1 or $1, to be paid to the Cancer Research charity.
I disagree. There are many environments, usually in the work place, where playing with your mobile phone would meet with frowns or worse, but discretely checking a watch is not even noticed.
I feel sorry for Cory Sindelar, imagine having to scrape by with just $150,000 in the bank? I'm sure his family will have to cut back this christmas or something, maybe fly business instead of first.
I've never used a Draytek vigor, apart from the simplest DSL bridges, which didn't leave me angry at their crapness.
Theresa May seems to think that all UK citizens are potential terrorists and paedophiles.
My theory is that people tend to think other people are like themselves, that they mostly share the same ethics, morals and attitudes.
What does that say about May?
May your deity give you comfort if your 2016 Macbook Pro develops a fault and you have no warranty, as you'll be throwing it away.
"Repairability 1 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)"
this reminds me of how Toy Story2 was nearly deleted
12 percent oc statistics on the internet are entirely made up
I recall one reviewer saying the new Macbook Pro is really a Macbook Air-plus model. If they'd called it that, people would be delighted.
Join me, in the Campaign For Actual Real Tabs - CFART!
I think tabs, hard tabs, should be used as god indented, or intended, and stick with 8 columns. That's the default, it works, and as long as you don't f**k with your editor settings, everybody sees the same.
If you want anything else, use spaces. And again, everybody sees the same thing. A good editor can use any number of spaces for indentation, so if you're going to d**k around with the editor's configuration, use spaces and make the editor do all the work.
The worst messes I've ever seen in source code are when muitple people have used hard tabs and defined them as different shifts, but all done it differently.
good guys Belkin, instead of suing the people finding these faults and thus suppress the knowledge, they fix it.
if I was in the market to buy IoT stuff, I'd be putting Belkin at or near the top of my list.
Look up Veblen Good
It's just capitalism at its worst.
BT have no real competition, and inherited a truly national copper based network, they can make decent money without upgrading the infrastructure. Why should they do more than they do, it's just good business?
Of course, it sucks to be stuck with a monopoly supplier.
Some Eastern European countries have amazing national fibre infrastructures, but their phone systems were so bad they really had to start from scratch and thus leapfrogged nations like ours.
I've always thought Twitter is mostly pointless. It's generally been a write-only medium, with a few exceptions of some people that others find interesting.
There's nothing on Twitter that doesn't exist on dozens of other online services.
The fact they've never been able to make it a commercial success, and nobody wants to buy them, hasn't surprised me in any way.
That said, Twitter has some pretty clever tech to handle the volume of tweets
Here be K/Comodo dragons!
If I were an ISP, I'd rather have a small share in the huge btopenreach and easy fair access to their network than try and build my own.
We will have jobs. once all the european mainlanders go home, there will be plenty of unskilled farm jobs available, restaurant staff, cleaners and other manual labouring jobs.
It will become economical to grow food in the UK again because of the week pound hence more farm jobs.
Fuel will go up, as it's priced in dollars.
The good thing is we'll all get fitter and healthier from working outside, or because we'll be walking or cycling more. And being poorer, we'll be eating less, which is good for us
I don't see why importing the work of remote labourers shouldn't incur the same import duty as physical goods. We pay VAT/tax on insurance and eBooks and digital music.
Just as we have switched from importing physical goods for music and video to digital, and other services which incur VAT, so companies who outsource workers to other countries and then operate their business remotely should incur import duty on that imported work.
you don't need better than 16 bit DACs for playback, provided you have a variable gain headphone/speaker amp on the output so as to maintain the noise floor.
anybody who claims to hear the difference between a 24 bit DAC vs a 16 bit DAC, when fed through the same analogue amp and speakers is either a liar or an alien.
El Reg partially fixed it.. correcting aybe to Maybe, but still left the trailing M.
I'm with Zen. That doesn't happen to me.
I think ISPs should only be able to charge you the actually achieved line speed, not the "up to" speed. They can recover the costs from BT OpenReach for the quality of the line.
So if you have an "up to 80M" service and the line can only do 20, you pay only 25% of the normal rate, and the ISP gets a refund from BT on their costs of renting the line.
I think the analogy of buying a Ferrari and complaining about the roads is a poor one, because the two aren't the same.
Perhaps a better one would be that of of buying a rail season ticket with a guaranteed seat on the non-stop express every morning, only to find the service is oversold so you don't get a seat or get bumped onto a later slower train would be better.
How about BT stop jacking up line rental and using the money to sell their broadband cheaply and pay for sports deals, and thus make their competitors less competitive and bolster their own services?
yes, 5" is way too small for a pocket computer that can occasionally be a phone.
the Snapdragon 820 is old hat now, the 821 is what the cool kids run these days.
"My understanding of 'bag for life' was that when the bag fails, that's it, you're ground up for lasagna."
Hopefully people are more tasty than horses?
I wonder if Capita learned anything from the last time they "helped" run a mobile phone company...
Whilst I agree that having a fire extinguisher is a good thing, I am fairly sure most extinguishers won't help against a Lithium fire.
El REg wrote "researchers recommend that service providers use a VLAN connection"
shouldn't that be VPN connection?
Arm are a design company with lots of licensees.
If softbank try and relocate all the engineering functions, most people will simply quit and join another company or start their own.
I can imagine that people there are already planning their exit strategy, to create a new startup.. I'm sure they already know about the open risc project which has some big names gathering behind it
The problem with lithium fires is that regular fire extinguishers won't save you.
Airlines need to start carrying the special fire extinguishers required, both in the cabin and the hold.
Even with chrome, which sandboxes the pepper flash plugin, i still run a flash blocker extension. Then flash only runs when I let it. This solves most problems.
I don't install Adobe flash and so flash doesn't run in Firefox, but I don't care.
it's called Itanium?
apparently there are versions for retro computer enthusiasts which can make the sound effect of a floppy drive in action, even including the gronk gronk sound that an Amiga used to make.
I can imagine that there was a bug in TalkTalk's bug tracker along the lines of "under specific circumstances a customer might see another's data" which was marked down in priority over adding a specific new feature like "add another advert on the page for TalkTalk's products".
I can also imagine that the developers probably shouted out this needed to be investigated and fixed, and requested more hardware and QA/testing staff to work on it, and they were told that giving Dido and other directors a bigger bonus and a new car was more important.
And I can imagine that when the bug went public, the developers would have been berated for not fixing it.
hopefully microsoft use a strong and secure hash to validate each chunk that's P2P'd, so that people can't generate their own update chunks and mangle them to product a using a hash collision!
Am I the only person who goes through the list of CAs in my browsers and removes most of them?
Though I admit, I don't do that nearly as often as I should.
Just don't use this near the aurora watch project, otherwise they'll cause a global panic!