The spider spied her and she shrieked!
133 posts • joined 26 Jan 2011
I remember the first time I used Windows 3.1 after coming from a DOS background. I hated it! I couldn't use Program Manager properly. I abandoned it until I got a PC of my own which came with MSDOS 6.1 and Windows 3.11 for Workgroups.
Windows 95 which came out while I was at university was a much better system. All your programs were visible in one place unlike Program Manager where you had to double click each icon to check if the program was in there.
Is this how a gorilla takes a data dump in the woods?
Re: True - but unlikely
I had the same problem with my yahoo email address book. They somehow managed to hack it. Luckily the "iphone user" sent me an email as well. So, I replied without that address to the recipients to warn them not to click.
I use the Android Yahoo Mail client. I changed the password.
2020 you say?
I think I will stay with Windows 7 on my laptop. I don't think it will last another 5 years. I had it for 3 years already. :) As long as it gets the updates for the next 5 years, I should be fine with this laptop.
By the way, there are so many spelling mistakes in the article that needs correcting.
"Windows 10 is coming in just over a week's time" I think it has come out already.
How reliable are SSDs? Are they prone to failure fairly quickly? I have external Western Digital hard drives from about 6 years ago, and they are working fine.
This has definitely opened up a huge can of worms. Now we see that private hacking companies are out there searching for vulnerabilities that they exploit without letting the software companies know. This is basically black hat stuff.
I am sure that if an individual made use of that kind of information for his own benefit, then the US authorities will extradite him and send him off to Guantanamo. If this is one company's information stash, imagine what kind of stuff the NSA and Mossad have with the amount of funding they receive. Imagine how many exploits they have access to. We have seen what has been leaked by Snowden.
I have been watching every episode. :-) ITV has been producing dross for ages! They used to have some decent stuff ages ago. Although they have gone downhill.
A new idea for fines
Instead of fining the company for say £1 million, how about saying that board of directors' pay must be cut by 25%. Plus, the board of directors cannot quit the company until they have sorted out the problems. Then once the issues have been fixed and there are no problems for a year, then it can be reinstated. This way, the company will really try to sort out issues, and hopefully the customers don't lose out.
How about Morse code?
I remember years ago, there was a program in Windows that would listen to Morse code and write it on the screen. I then set up an Amstrad CPC 6128 to transmit Morse Code. We could send messages from the Amstrad to the PC using Morse code. :) It was brilliant!
Would Ghostery help protect one from this?
For drop down menu, just press the ALT key on the keyboard. This is on Windows. I don't know about other versions.
MMX? Surely that's an Intel trademark isn't it? Also, I really wonder with all this computer technology on the dash, what are the odds that it will crash, or there will be a lag and so the speedometer doesn't tell you the correct speed.
Also, I have a feeling that people will be concentrating on the dashboard rather than on the road ahead. The whole idea of a dashboard is that it is there for information only. It should be there for the driver to glance at, not gawk at.
You do know that this is actually a Death Star? What they have found is the entrance to it. Go in, and you will see all sorts of activity happening in there.
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.
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.