219 posts • joined 20 Dec 2010
They got their IPv6 site working then?
Last time I looked, a couple of years ago, accessing www.bt.com over IPv6 it just hung.
Re: Why does anything identifiable need to leave the GP?
@James Turner - I don't doubt what you say is true, but I haven't seen this explanation before, least of all on any NHS/HSCIC Web page, and I've been reading quite a few recently.
They'll have to get a lot more open and honest before they're getting my data.
III Communication ??
I had to copy the headline into a terminal window (one with a serif font) to work it out.
"Ill communication". Capital I, double lower-case L.
Oh, I see, it's a pun.
Re: Sad, sad, sad.
I'm sure they're very well aware of the shitstorm. The story's all over: The Independent yesterday, local papers, IT Web sites (apart from the venerable Reg, of course), etc. Google "Tony Carroll Bletchley", for instance.
Initially, a wireless room was established at Bletchley Park. It was set up in the mansion's water tower and given the code name "Station X", a term now sometimes applied to the codebreaking efforts at Bletchley as a whole. The "X" denotes the Roman numeral "ten", as this was the tenth such station to be opened by the Secret Intelligence Service. Due to the long radio aerials stretching from the wireless room, the radio station was moved from Bletchley Park to nearby Whaddon Hall to avoid drawing attention to the site.
This agrees with what I was told on a tour some years ago, in the late '90s maybe.
Bletchley Park was also home to the radio listening station called Station X for the first part of the war. Do they still mention that on the NuTours?
Re: Bletchley Park plan to “cull old and infirm”
Re: Its much worse than any of the stories have told so far
Thanks for the link. Shocking, disgraceful.
Re: Need to know more detail, but...
I wonder what role the Heritage Lottery Fund has in this. They keep tight control of their projects and insist on certain things happening or not happening. He who pays the piper, etc.
I went to Bletchley some years ago, and they had a gift shop then. Par for the course, nothing wrong with one per se. I bought a couple of books and a Bletchley-themed tea towel, which is still in regular use.
Re: The Law of Unintended Consequences
Is it possible, though, to access the National Museum of Computing without also paying for access to Bletchley Park?
Re: Surely it can be changed ?
I expect the Heritage Lottery Fund will have had a big say in this.
Re: People still go to the movies?
Yes, the MPAA are doing everything possible to keep people going to the cinema, and to persuade people who've drifted away to return. Clearly.
Meh. He was treated lightly by American standards. He was lucky not to have been shipped to Gitmo.
I imagine like a lot of things it would be: This is your default password, change it as soon as possible.
From the story:
We asked Hill if the engineer in question had advised him to immediately change his password manually, or if the system would prompt him to input a new one within a short time of the account going live.
"He handed me a card with my user ID and password on it that I watched him complete. Underneath that box it says: 'You will need this for logging in to KCOnline'. No mention of changing the password there either," the Reg was told.
Re: Where's the story?
Did you see the bit about the same password being used to access email? Would you want some random engineer knowing your email password?
Be careful what you wish for. Every site in the EU displays a warning about cookies, and it's damn annoying.
"Ross is now teaching an impromptu yoga class every evening [sic] in the prison [sic]," the post said.
What [sic] was wrong [sic] with the sentence [sic] that needs all these [sic] sics?
Not a software
Lantern is not a software, because there's no such thing in English. The voiceover is American... maybe they should have had someone Chinese write the script, because I expect they teach English to a higher standard in China.
p. s. Reg: They said “bring light to corruption and injustice”.
You might want to read the friendly article...
Re: Frankly tired of USB
How much time has been wasted around the world, since USB came along, with consumers trying to insert a plug one way and failing, turning the plug over and trying it that way, then turning the plug over again and finally succeeding in inserting it the way they tried in the first place? FFS.
Since The Times and The Sun are behind paywalls, who cares anyway?
Re: Mistake in headline. (@ gazthejourno)
The Send Corrections link is just above the first comment here.
Re: The problem is
Re: "The only way to have it...
Re: The problem isn't that the sun doesn't shine
The DESERTEC Foundation has been thinking about and developing these ideas since 2009. Generate electricity where the sun does shine, and transport it to places like northern Europe using High Voltage DC.
Re: Not ungrateful
OK, so license the Linux kernel under a more liberal licence.
What are you trying to do? Do you want Linus to explode?
Free at the weekend
In many cases (e.g., 0845, 03), calls at the weekend are free using BT's cheapest tariff, Unlimited Weekend Calls, so I phone then when I can, which is usually.
Probably a silly question, but is it common these days for call centre staff to be paid extra on Saturdays and Sundays?
Re: But.... but...
Irony detection failure.
Re: NSA is doing it wrong...
"And now a word from our sponsors. We at the NSA prefer Microsoft Windows because it's so easily hackable."
Use UDP normally, but switch to TCP only if a DNS server is under attack. Might even deter attacks, if attackers know the results will be limited.
Re: Nope, this won't work
Are you ignoring the eight countermeasures listed in the Wikipedia reference you gave?
Anyone who remembers The Man From U.N.C.L.E. knows they have to ban pens as well. Open Channel D...
Oh, and shoes too, of course, as Get Smart afficionados know.
The National Trading Standards Board has also asked British retailers to stop selling the tiny telephones. It also points out that such small devices are "electrically unsafe meaning they could cause fires and injure consumers through electrocution."
The National Trading Standards Board is "a group of senior and experienced local government heads of trading standards representing all trading standards services across England and Wales. The Board was established by the Government to improve the enforcement of laws intended to tackle rogue traders operating both regionally and nationally who are causing harm to consumers and legitimate businesses."
It also points out. So what was their main argument to British retailers? I mean, within the terms of their remit, of course. What was their main argument concerning consumer and business protection?
Re: OOOH credit card sized.....
Re: crippling the signal
Faraday cage? Metal tinting on the windows?
> Better to install pico/femto cells
Far too technological and subtle. The authorities want a solution where they can throw their weight around, just... because.
Talk about Streisand effect! I'd never heard of these things, and now I want one.
I wonder how much of the Quaker influence/ethos of Rowntree's history carried forward into Rowntree-Mackintosh and thence to Nestle. Or was it all lost along the way.
Good point. I would hazard a guess and say: none, and yes.
Re: "Depends on what the meaning of "is" is...."
The issue was one of semantics in how you interpreted the meaning of the word "collect," he suggested.
Was Clapper lying? That depends on how you interpret the meaning of the word "lie". Wikipedia lists 28 classifications of the noun, starting with "bad failth", "barefaced lie", "big lie", "bluffing" and "bullshit", and including, yes, "economy with the truth".
Re: The UK seat-belt PSA
Also deserving of an honourable mention is the original Think Bike ad from 1975, presented by the late Edward Judd. I drive a car, I don't ride a bike, and I've never forgotten this ad from nearly 40 years ago. 47 seconds of low-tech brilliance.
Short, snappy and hard-hitting is one way to make a film of this kind. Extended, deeper and more personal is another way, and I think Herzog's done a brilliant job here. Respect to AT&T, Verizon, Sprint & T-Mobile for funding it (see the credits).
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