1113 posts • joined Thursday 7th June 2007 13:47 GMT
Here's the plan
1) Massive campaign to get all fanatics addicted to WoW - distribute copies of the game as "Blowing shit up for dummies"
2) Lots of spooks follow them in - in accordance with CPGB rules from the 60's I think it has to be 20 spooks per nutjob.
3) Open global pizza delivery and adult nappy changing service
4) Triple whammy - Profit, peace and freedom from oppression!!!!
Well - the first wouldn't be any good without the second. If the state is to have the power to grant exclusive rights then it must enforce its own grants or it doesn't have the power to grant rights.
Bit stupid of appworks to allow the infinging version to be presented as its own work.
Yeah - The People - that gaseous construct used to fill (yet another) of the gaping holes in Marxist theory like a bad plot device.
Shouty people need The People to exist in order to justify their desperate need to know what's best for everyone. The problem is if they end up in charge they find that people look nothing like The People and the vast majority of them need re-educating or shooting.
The problem for revolutionaries isn't that people are stupid - it's that they are not stupid enough.
So M anonymous - just remember - you speak only for yourself - just like EU commissioners, philosophers with god complexes and tinpot despots.
If SME suppliers are half the price of traditional suppliers
and the contract doesn't go Pete Tong then the SFO should be popping round for a word with those traditional suppliers
Re: Hype combo points
And that relates to cocoa just how?
Re: @dogged (was: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...)
Yeah - so does alcohol - lets ban that too. Now what shall we call the campaign - oh yeah lets call it Prohibition 2.0 coz it worked out so well first time round.
Can't you nazis get it through your heads - it's my human system and if I want to fuck it up that's my choice.
Re: Hype combo points
Cocoa is a narcotic?
Oh Granny - you bad girl.
Re: Things that need to happen
Legislation to mandate radio connections in cars? Are you nuts?
Talk about taking a thermonuclear explosion to crack a peanut
Re: Unfair Comparison
2011 - not too un-recent
The worst bit of corporate BS ever
"Facebook defended the move by stating it was allowing users to post the vids where it was clearly shared to allow the community to condemn such murders"
So FB has examined this material to the degree where it has clarity about the intention of the user in posting? And it still claims it is NOT publishing the material?
What happens when despite the "intention" of the poster the community refuses to jump on the bandwagon and starts praising the content instead? Do they take it down because the community is not thinking the way it ought to?
Facebook looking really desperate to get that nose all the way up the advertisers' arses. Look at us - we can face whatever direction we are required to on any given issue - and sometimes mulitple directions within the same twad *
* twad = the average length of time of a twitter fad measured over the preceding2r4 hours
Re: delete the pointer
Oh - all those
suckers potential clients for my new WhitewashYourTeens service. I get loads of indians to spend years building profiles from 0 to whenever - twitter, FB,etc. Then - when your human beingness gets in the way of that job/political role etc hey presto - instant virgin!!!! I can actually see possibilities for losing the indians and getting appzombies(tm) to create such personas and think they are having such cool fun.
There is nothing new under the sun.
Re: Shouldn't be hard for apple to break into the lower end of the market
Was your sense of humour surgically removed? or did you just stick your fingers down your throat till you sicked it up?
Shouldn't be hard for apple to break into the lower end of the market
They would have to upspec their products a bit but that wouldn't be very difficult.
Another wikileaks exclusive
Professional journalist intends to make money from writing something shocker!!!
Read it all in your super soaraway wikileaks.
Or even better - a brick from a night storage heater.
Yes - how could that go wrong
Next week - lets go out and burn some books cos they have the banned words in them
This won't end well
Google and an EU commissioner.
Massive corporate monopoly and an unelected, unaccountable crat.
As the great man said
"Son, there's a lot of things in this world that you're gonna have no use for"
And I'm looking at two of em right now
Grayling has determined the outcome of the investigation already
He says there are "... no indications of "systemic malpractice up to board level" " despite the investigation having only just started and the whole business model of self-certifying performance stats being a giant nod from Ministers to G4 and plainly designed to be abused. The systematic malpractice goes up to Board level alright - and then some way further.
The whole privatisation agenda these days is no longer based on value for money but capture of tax volumes - grab the tax-based income stream and then see how to little you can do in return. Ministers know this and collude with businesses by such mechanisms as self-certifying performance stats.
And now some poor minimum wage monkeys are going to get thrown to the wolves. I expect some credible insider was about to blow the whistle and they decided it was time to start the arse covering phase of the contract.
Re: @ bluesxman - @ Is Glass too new to copy?
That telegraph story just shows that apple really does think that their customers are all dumb f**ks
They are seriously " claiming her logo could confuse Apple customers".
You'd have to be a brain dead amoeba to be confused between those two logos.
All elephants are grey??
When did that happen? I was certain that they were all pink but my memory is a bit unreliable. You'll be telling me next that they don't all wear tutus and do ballerina dancing - just before the spiders start coming out of the walls.
PS a study actually shows that "using Facebook a lot lowers self esteem"???
Now that's what I call karma.
The word "cabinet" can mean a piece of furniture
- alternatively it can mean a bunch of planks and a bag of hammers with nothing resembling a sharp nail anywhere to be seen.
" the Android-based personal concierge application which has revolutionised life for some.... "
If an app can revolutionise your life you are in real deep shit.
A web savvy politico writes
"The internets is a series of trucks - we will just get each truck to display a number plate. If the truck is a bus the bus conductor will have to check ID cards when the passenger gets on. If there is a car we can use web cams like speed cams to check for naughty words instead of speed. If there are planes we get the passengers to take off their shoes and socks and check the name labels sown into the back of their underpants.
Sorted. These technical types do like to pretend that things are oh so complicated."
Automagic cutting of power - oh noes!!!
Won't someone think of teh skunk farms?
Thats the one they should be going after
New methodology required
They are never going to stop it with traditional programmatic defences without making it more difficult for real users to participate. Large social media sites need to be looking to involve their own large user bases in addressing the problem. Its never going to be as simple as "XXXX users say its spam so cut them off" but there must be an actuarial approach in there somewhere.
Is just small data that you haven't described adequately (yet). The puffers and fluffers of BigData(tm) are always trying to suggest that there is some magic solution which will allow you clarity within your data masses without you having to go to the effort of applying yourself to trying to understand (a) the nature of the information you have and (b) the reason you need to understand it. These people are snake oil salesmen.
Organising audio and video? really? I suspect there are more ways of organising audio and video than there are people who own large amounts of audio and video. It is some of the most tagged, categorised and described information in existence. Just because the actual collection of information in a single video file is very complex doesn't make it difficult to handle. People tend to describe data in ways that are useful to them in their own application and to ignore the complexities that are not relevant to them.
The combine harvester stuff is called data analysis and has been around for a while.
ICANN appears to have a very low opinion of human imagination if it thinks that some new website names is what it takes to unleash it.
So the wisdom of crowds is overrated?
I wonder who it was that overrated it? It wouldn't have been some people who couldn't get their half-assed notions past anyone with a clue by any chance?
For some reason I want to say ............... Cory Doctorow
Is that the thing that has replaced having a clue.
Just another industry
Lets employ another army of people to monitor the performance of the army of FOI compliance officers.
Its a bit like the CQC and the NHS - one is meant to monitor the behaviour and perfomance of the other.. But now that the CQC has been shown colluding with the NHS to cover up failings we will need another quango to oversee the CQC.
Here's a novel idea - have some laws - if they break the laws take 'em to court. Forget all these ofcoms and ICOs and CQCs - they are all positions which owe their existence to parliament and their individual appointments to ministers. Whatever it is that they do they certainly don't have your best interests at heart.
Anyone who has faith in any regulator after the performance of the FSA on PPI (half a dozen cases could be "misselling" - millions of pounds worth of unjustifiable policies is a criminal conspiracy) is deluded. Sack em all and put the money into proper legal systems.
So we can look forward to
User name : POTUS
Access denied - this system has determined that a meatbag has tried to access the site. Please remain calm. A reaper missile has been lanched on your
rebel base location identified as "Teh Whit houze". Have nice day. Here's a picture of a cat wearing a turban to brighten your last moments on earth.
In the land of the free
Why would anyone bother running a business there - you have these guys coming round shaking you down and blackmailing you in some protection racket.
And then when you have paid the Feds the Mafia turn up for their bit.
Re: Intelligence! Point 0)
You can catch malaria from teh internets?!!!
It really is a bad thing that internets.
Back in the frame for yet another bit of jiggery-pokery.
Why am I not surprised.
iframes = evil
Twitter: "We don't tolerate abuse..."
Er - yes - you do - if the events of the last week show anything at all it is that you definitely tolerate abuse. And you run away from it when people try to report it.
Re: His and her ages.
As any fule kno Roger the lodger is an alien that Stan Smith saved from Area 51.
Re: West Brumwich
Ha - its funny yes - you used the word "tourist" near to the words "West Bromwich"
Seriously though - the only way you get a tourist in West Bromwich is if Shane Meadows has a Tom Wolfe moment. It could do with a good bonfire.
On a truly humungous scale. Still I suppose all those data mining companies trying to create "value" out of rubbish have to make money somehow. They are not creating value - they are creating cost.
Get your own data sorted out and continue to use human interpretation where valid. Remember - not every piece of information you have access to is useful - don't hoard and don't second guess. Don't waste money on "information stream companies" or anyone who says the phrase "big data".
Political balance is overrated
Journalists should use judgement not some set of rules made up by a beancounter and a lawyer. There is also a difference between impartiality which is needed in reporting facts and considered assessment of the underlying meanings of those facts by someone with experience in the field (aka journalism). Most people have the sense to know if they are being spoonfed a party line.
Balance is not giving some raving loony the same amount of news time.
Newsnight the other week on the NHS and CQC was a good case in point. They actually had some people in there who were at the core of the problem and its solution and capable of having a proper discussion. They also had a couple of party hacks (Hunt and some Burnham apologist) who were there to defend their parties (not their party's policies - just their parties). The political hacks just looked stupid and showed just how much they don't give a shit who dies as long as they don't get the blame. And Wark was more interested in playing mouse trap semantics with Hunt than anything else.
BBC should get some more good journos and let them run with stuff rather than having faceless crats determine most of what we are allowed to see.
Local apps as niche and quaint?
Oops - best get on with getting all those local machine calibrations and templates set up as a remote service by some dick who doesn't have a clue (or any interest at all - other than grabbing a share of the budget). And if the big expensive piece of hardware running here at this location in these conditions with this history doesn't respond well then its probably broke and needs replacing.
I know that the IT industry is plagued by people who think that knowledge of the dirty end is completely uneccessary and that the answer is always in the model and not in the actual but you try selling that to someone who makes stuff for a living and you might get a surprise. *aas, cloud, app - marketing and accounting terms which are meaningless in the context of whether the problem is solved. They are frameworks for how you spend your IT budget - not the basis of how you use IT to make things work better.
Don't see how it helps?
Why - it makes them go to the actual bother of spoofing the referer properly rather than just suppressing it. Adds whole seconds to the miscreant's timeline.
Re: Ah but
I think you are confusing your preconceived notions with an actual knowledge of something.
It was only in 1988 that they finally killed use it or lose it. All the way from the Licensing Act 1652 to the 1956 act there were provisions whereby performance or publication determined the end of the copyright term. In 1988 this was laughingly reduced to cover only works where the author was unknown. - If you don't believe me take a look a legislation.gov.uk and check out Copyright Act 1956 S2, Copyright Act 1911 S3.
In fact, in the greatest irony of all the UK govt now actually want to use a corrupted notion of use it or lose it to let the big media companies steal all your stuff (but def not the other way round) in a few easy steps.
1) Knick your stuff
2) Throw your copyright assertion in the bin
3) Assert copyright
Loadsamoney Wonga!! Simples Reeeeeesult!!! (c)
5) Trebles and massive pensions all round.
Re: Who needs sign language
Someone who can't afford a Galaxy Note maybe?
Re: using RDP
I remember Steve Gibson warning about uPNP (circa 2000) and the massive hole it left in any security measures you might take - I think he used to refer to it as Universal Plug n Pray - I think the FBI were also vehemently against it for a while - until MS "got with the program" I suppose.
That the RDP service is on by default in Windows is ludicrous. How many people who don't know how to enable a service are going to use RDP? And if they don't know enough to enable a service they definitely shouldn't be playing with RDP.
As for domestic routers - most of the manufacturers have only just stopped using a single username and password (usually "admin" and "password") for router management. Given that your router is the first line of defence this is a sorely neglected security tool.
But a bit paranoid at the end.
Mainstream media won't let you in cos they hate complex stuff. It's not that they don't like your message - they simply recognise that their mass audience don't want to hear it. After all - If their mass audiences actually understood that HDTV was a meaningless concept in the current broadcasting environment they wouldn't give a shit and buy the shiny anyway.
Re: Broadcast EPGs
A properly balanced PSU will have a maximum continuous rating at above the maximum power draw of whatever it is supplying.
Unfortunately lots of manufacturers in CE tend to cut the overrating to a bare minimum and even spec to the peak rating instead (cos it's a lot cheaper). If they are buying in generic external PSUs it still applies - it will be even cheaper to provide a lower powered unit.
It applies across the range. Sky boxes are notorious for needing to have a bit of a rest for a while. Digifusion were notorious for it to the point where people were actually advertising PSUs as direct replacements for named boxes. Thompson and Philips are other brands which have been plagued by this.
This from the DF FVRT200 user manual on EPG freeze ups
"The unit has experienced a problem in downloading a programme guide or software update.
and does not respond to the remote control - Power cycle the unit by switching it off at the mains for 10 seconds"
Translation = "Not enough go juice to complete the requested operation - need to cool down a little bit first"
Re: Ah but
It doesn't matter who it is down to - if you refuse to make it available you are going to ncourage people to get it elsewhere.
Copyright legislation always used to recognise this with use it or lose it provisions. If legislation is going to be looking at penalties for pirates it also needs to make provision that the rights holder is making something reasonably available where "reasonably available" is defined within the current economic and technical reality and not conditions as they applied half a century ago.
Always seem to be a bit crap in my experience. If your signal is a bit off or your tuner a bit old or the box a bit underpowered (not a rarity in the world of consumer electronics) you can expect to wake regularly to the frozen update screen - its been happening for years.
Manufacturers could resolve a large part of it by supplying properly balanced PSUs but the broadcasters need to work on the robustness of the broadcast EPG - not everyone can achieve a perfect signal and tuners that are perfectly acceptable for viewing shouldn't need to be replaced because the EPG update requires perfection.
Me I switched to xmltv and never looked back on all that EPG crap.
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