This is what really infuriates me about the police and other law enforcement people. Unless someone is famous or rich, they will not bother checking to see who is causing all these scams. Many people who are uneducated about computers are being scammed and embarrassed and the only reply from the police is: "Sorry folks, no can do." Whereas if it was a high ranking politician who had been scammed, the FBI is used in the United States.
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What are the odds that the NSA and others like it have been doing something similar? How many more exploits that haven't been exposed are being used against us?
Re: Marvin - Remember it's film version, not the book, radio or TV version
I was going to vote for Marvin thinking of the TV series, then I realised that it was the film version being talked about. I hated the film. So, I voted for Johnny 5.
What about DARYL? Data Analysing Robot Youth Lifeform.
They had unfollow for years. Basically use that and you don't see anything they post. Very useful for some people I know.
Have you tried typing on a tablet?
I have a feeling that Apple may buy it on the cheap.
Playing Devil's advocate
I have a feeling that they will probably turn round and say "Well, it is a free technical preview and we want to check everything". I have a feeling that most people would have downloaded it because they saw it as a Free version of Windows.
Still, as Khaptain said, maybe log details of the ALT, ALTGR keys and similar. This is asking for trouble. We need to let everyone know about it.
I suppose that for Android, you should only accept apps from certain places and not anywhere. Although what really annoys me is the number of applications that need a whole load of permissions where there is absolutely no need.
I mean, the permission list on Facebook's Messenger makes it too dangerous to trust. :(
Maybe there's a new market in there
The new iTrousers. Special trousers to put your iPhone6 Plus in.
No incentive to close phishing
With eBay, it's all about profit. They will just blame the consumer for falling for phishing attacks.
I remember once telling Lloyds that I have received a text message that was claiming to be from Lloyds. I don't bank with them. They just said "ignore it". There seems to be no incentive for big companies to do anything about them. The "crime fighting" authorities don't want to investigate because there is no incentive for them to, unlike the way they do everything to fight piracy.
Does that mean that Apple have access to Joan River's Facebook account?
It could have been worse
Imagine queueing for so long and then as soon as you are about to pay for the iPhone, you realise that you left your card/money at home. :p
As an Android user, I have accidentally tapped on ads with my finger. However, what I have done is to make the phone ask me which browser it should use to activate the ad. So, I can get a second chance and click cancel. :)
Probably a stupid question
Would a CME affect electrical systems if they were switched off during the event?
Re: Yup, that's why I won't use apps.
Thank you for that. I was getting really annoyed at the Play Store applications. I never heard of F-Droid before.
For Facebook, I just use the mobile website. So much safer than giving all sorts of permissions.
I have seen how most people use the Internet. They just go to Google and type in what they want. They then click on the first link. Most of the ordinary folk don't seem to understand website addresses. People have bought computers, but they were not taught how to use it properly. That's the cause of most of the problems.
I have worked in the Middle East where there is none of the Western stereotype that programming is for men. I have seen women who can repair computers and write programs in Java, C# and C++. They have written decent applications as well. So, the idea that women cannot program computers is just a "Western" fallacy.
Re: Infinite Improbability Drive?
You do realise that you will render the ship useless as it's processing tea!
I wonder what's UKIP stance on this
So, UKIP wants the UK to be out of the European Union who have been trying to do a lot to protect human rights from abuse by governments and companies. I wonder what is their position on this.
I am still on Word 2003, because I hate the ribbon thingy. Does that have the same problem when using Doc format?
It's also because of the airtime given to the xenophobic right wing parties in the press. Look at how much free publicity You kip got from the BBC.
So, a company that is earning loads of money isn't spending much on security?????? They should be severely punished by all the information watchdogs around the world who would be affected by this lack of care. It makes me worry about the security of Paypal.
Re: Traffic slow?
I have been to London a few times. I hated that traffic light near Victoria Coach station. Once I was waiting for the green man to cross the road. As I was crossing the traffic light, the lights turned green for vehicles. Instead of letting me finish crossing the road, they all charged down the road with me in the middle. A few months later, I heard that a woman had been killed on the same crossing.
I remember coding in Locomotive BASIC on the Amstrad CPC 464. It was great, and I also learnt how to use GW-Basic and QBasic.
As I learnt a lot about programming with this simple language, I decided used that idea 25 years later to teach students at college how to program, but by using Python. Apart from the for loop, Python was a really good way to teach programming for absolute beginners.
I have a SimpleTouch with GlowLight that I bought before the summer. I use it quite often to read books. It does have a few problems with some pdfs that have images. Otherwise it is great.
The image on the right
The image on the right with all the doctors in a line reminds me of "The Krypton Factor"!
I will be watching the latest instalment. I have introduced many to Doctor Who and they have become fans.
LED used by those who have a blocked dose.
I absolutely hated Gridlock. It was utter cack. Blink, on the other hand is probably the best episode there is.
I also liked the episode with the happy/angry faces. There have been many very good episodes.
I still remember comet Hyakutake which filled a large proportion of the night sky. It was amazing.
Better to have no gadgets during take off
I think they should probably keep the ban for take off and landing. These are the most critical times for a flight. If the airline needs full attention, they won't get it if people are listening to music or are totally engrossed in their novel.
Re: It's whether the degree is *hard* or *soft*
I guess the quantum physicist will be too busy trying out Schrodinger's Cat experiment with their patients.
Oops, I thought you were talking about Alistair Campbell.
Re: Oh, I love this!
I have about 150 tabs open in Firefox and I only use 450 Megabytes of RAM. So, I have no idea what has happened to your machine.
Re: What's that, then?
Gorilla in QBasic was brilliant. :-)
How on earth did that error happen? How come it passed the testing phase?
I was going to say the same thing! It even has the cheek to tell you to download from Oracle! I wonder how many MB that is!
In the past, wireless technology was not in the reach of individuals, so companies did not even consider securing their pacemakers and such. It is sad in these days of technology, there are those who are desperate to commit heinous crimes can do so with such ease. Before, to steal millions of pounds, you had to plan a bank robbery that involved arranging getaway drivers and such. Nowadays it can be a one man job and clicks of mouse and keyboard.
In these times, it is imperative that everyone from the ground up actually learn to improve their systems to be secure. You also have to be able to maintain your system because the cracker will always want to crack the system, so be ready to update the system with better security.
I guess as a short term measure, they will have to get those wearing pacemakers and such to wear some kind of Faraday's cage around their chest area. I hope no one patents this because there is prior art here.
I was worried when I saw him tumbling through the sky! Absolutely riveting to watch. I could not sit down.
For some reason, I thought they had actually strapped a camera to an actual falcon!
Re: Here at Luddite Towers ...
I'm in the same boat as you. Also with a CRT widescreen telly. It works, so why bother dumping it? My motto is to have the same thing until it breaks, not when the new thing is out.
Re: 2004 scanners are not vintage
I remember having to get an ISA SCSI card just for the scanner and you could only use it on one machine, unless you wanted to open up the machine and move the SCSI card. These days children have it much easier with USB.
I remember four years ago, I saw Barclays had Windows 2000 machines in their branches. I only have Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit because it was installed on my laptop. It allowed me to get 8 Gigabytes of RAM. :D
Wow! Looks like all the nutters are coming out here! I never understood what is fun about hurling abuse at people. It seems that because it is free to post stuff on the Internet it has been happening a lot more. If it was free to post letters, then I am sure it would have been just as bad through the postal system.
The constant abuse by a minority will mean much worse to come with reference to Net freedom.
I got a £300 laptop with 15 inch screen and full keyboard with number pad. It had 2 GB RAM and 160GB Hard disk. However, it is an i3 and runs for 5 hours without Wifi and 3 and half with Wifi. How come many of those netbooks cost a lot and only run for about 4 hours?
I wasn't born until after Neil Armstrong walked on the moon. I have seen footage of the walk when the BBC had their programmes on the moon a few years back. It is amazing to think that only about 70 years after achieving the first flight, people were able to go on the moon and come back.
Imagine what would have happened if governments did not spend much of our tax money on wars. Instead spend it on helping others and advancing the exploration of space and science. Neil would have been around to see people on Mars. I watched the programme on Neil Armstrong on the BBC and it was rather fascinating to see just how much he wanted to live a normal life, despite being the first human on the moon. Nowadays people will just milk the fact that they slept with a footballer and other ridiculous claims to fame.
Any relation to Panasonic Lumix cameras?
I wonder what is Andrew Orlowski's take on the BBC's Olympic coverage?