456 posts • joined 25 Feb 2011
Re: I wonder...
Given our track record with the cane toad, it will probably denude the reefs, infect the fish, and then go along despoiling the flesh of the beauties who like to give their white pointers some time in the sun.
Users who don't update their anti-virus may as well uninstall it according to infection rate statistics published by Microsoft.
User who don’t update their operating system away from Microsoft, may as well install virii themselves, according to infection rate statistics published by world + dog.
Re: "Like money on expensive consultants?" I ask
In a company I once worked for, we referred to all of the consultants as seagulls.
They fly in, make a lot of noise, shit on everything, and then fuck off with your chips.
Re: On the subject of spoilers...
You mean the "Next Week on Doctor Who" bit at the end of every episode, which clearly shows the cybermen marching down the stairs, wasn't a spoiler, but because it's in El Reg's tagline, it is?
"And, how was it that the Doctor pushes open the doors to the mausoleum to walk down the steps of St Pauls’ in Central London? More “Time Lord” technology?"
Tardis perhaps? Bigger on the inside as it is on the outside, as we have quite often heard repeated so many times in previous episodes.
With fancy schmancy teleportation doodads, the general public walking into thnecathedral could easily be whisked away to some room that looks like the interior of the cathedral proper, while those with the correct credentials enter the 3W complex
If the Master was trapped on Gallifrey, then not only would he have had access to the TL hard drive, then he had just as much access to a Tardis. Being the Doctor's equal, he too could have just over-ridden safety protocols, flicked a few switch, smacked the console with a pipe wrench (or shoe as per the threat that was in this episode), and burst his way out of his prison, just as we see the Doctor doing on several occasions.
Re: But... But...
It does. The cattle prod is used when the user demands IT retrieve said data for them.
sensible, usable alternative.
I'll get my coat. Its the flameproof one lined with kevlar.
Re: who would win?
Watch Megashark vs Mechashark to find out.
But dont come running to me demanding 90 minutes of your life back.
Women's brains are more efficient.
Pick up any women's magazine that just about every male will agree is complete crap, and then tell me how efficient women's minds are if they can't recognise the same lack of value in said mag as men.
It is more than likely due to the extra light from a full moon allowing the ancient menfolk to go about on some prologned hunting trips, and leaving the women to scream their heads off at each other, than it has to do with lunar gravity.
You are confused.
Surrogacy is not adoption.
If the FBI hacked the foreign server
Then is is still illegally obtained, as they only have the scope to work within the USA, not outside. That's the CIA's job.
Sounds like a scottish sanitary napkin.
Drag 'em back to t'cave.
Always remember to drag them by the hair.
Drag them feet first, and they fill up with dirt.
Game of Thrones
GoT is a great example of why Big Content has to pull their finger out of their arses to deliver content in a timely and affordable manner.
It used to be available on iTunes and Amazon for about $8/episode, until Foxtel tied HBO up with an exclusivity deal. Now, in order to get GoT on time, you are forced to subscribe to Foxtel for about $80/month. That equates to paying more than double compared to what you previously paid per episode.
Sure, you will also get another 30 odd channels (I refuse to count the +2 channels, as they're just repeats), but most of those channels you will not watch, as who needs another Impulse Buying Network, or endless re-runs of The Golden Girls, or Nazi Aliens in Spaaaaaaaace (History Channel), or Storage Wars (insert redneck state here), Vapid Housewives of (insert another state here), and the list goes on.
Have you checked your EULA?
Is it clearly printer on the outside of the box?
Do the sales-droids hand me a written copy to peruse prior to me handing over my hand earned money?
Then under Australian consumer law, it is illegal, and unenforceable. All terms and conditions of a sale must, by law, be made apparent to the consumer prior to the point of purchase.
Until the first screenshots of the blue block screen of death start circulating?
Another fun game to be evil in.
I've also got Dungeons, but I don't seem to enjoy it as much as DK or Overlord.
Forgive my ignorance
But what is KeeperFX?
Have they reworked DK with graphical updates and such?
I still play it on an old 486 running Win98 I keep handy for my older games collection. I still make it a point of playing the Baldurs Gate series at least once a year.
Re: Sounds very suspicious ..
It may in fact be an internal sabotage attempt by the taxi industry, especially given the "common knowledge" of organised crime syndicates controlling a bunch of taxi tokens and companies.
Get a few of their drivers to work for Uber in their spare time, and deliberately perform stunts like this in order to bring down a competitor from within.
We've never taken security seriously. Why should you?
nothing to see here
Are you referring to the pics of your own wobbly bits that Steve was requesting?
Still the parents fault.
They were the ones who agreed to the T&C's, which stated this would happen.
If they decided it was too difficult to read the fine print relating to the services which they want to use, it's hardly Google's fault.
Parental laziness is the root of the problem, as it were they who decided little Johnny, or Jospehina, could only be properly entertained by a piece of electronic tat, rather than interacting with the snot nosed brat themselves.
If so, he's a poor student. Not enough misplaced capitals in the middle of the sentences.
They're still around. I got one the other day purporting to be from Rev Steven something on behalf of the World Bank, offering to aid me in claiming my "inheritance" from a deceased estate in Nigeria.
I read it for a chuckle at the spelling and grammar, added the sender to my ISP's blacklist, and binned it.
It seems we are no longer allowed to do anything without Big Brother watching over us "for our own good".
Between Brandis and Budgie Smuggler Boofhead demanding we hand over all details of our electronic communications without warrant or complaint, and the NSW govt making it near impossible to travel on public transport anonymously, we have truly arrived at a police state.
Time to migrate to a less oppressive regime. Iran maybe.
For those that missed it in the article....
While it is true that an AV solution should catch the infected file before it executes it's payload, the questions that need to be asked are;
"Why does Microsoft still insist on the failed concept of security through obscurity?"
"Why the fuck is it possible for a word processing document to reach that deeply into the registry and affect those changes?"
"There is a difference between not liking the US government and not liking a US citizen"
What is the average percentage of the US population that can be bothered voting? Roughly 60%
So, that's 40% of the populace who can't be arsed to make enough of a difference locally to try and mitigate the global opinion. Enough of a reason to dislike them.
Then, you have those who constantly vote for the one party, regardless of actual policies, and do nothing to hold their chosen representatives accountable when they breach international or local laws. Given how it happens on both sides, let's call that 30%.
Then, we can add about another 10% for either the extreme right or left wing loonies who demand the rest of the world HAS to work the way they want, regardless of whether that way works in reality.
So there is justifiable dislike and/or hatred for 80% the US populace.
Re: Samsung, think? hahaha.
"Samsung are big, very big, and when they see a competitive advantage in breaching a contract, or simply breaking the law outright (collude, lie, cheat and steal), they do so without compunction. The history of Samsung of the past decades is littered with examples of this type of behaviour."
And this is different to Microsoft's "Extend, Embrace, Extinguish" philosophy how?
Re: What the hell is CrossFit?
Whenever I get the urge to exercise, I lay down until the feeling passes.
Because iThings are a status symbols of these type of executards, and if they went after their status symbols, then they'd have to settle for "non-magical" phones like the rest of humanity.
Re: By the same reasoning, the Government SHOULD handle the NBN also.
Which version of the NBN?
Labor's Fibre To The House?
Liberals Fruit Tin and Twine to the Neighbour's house.
Doesn't matter who tracks and stores it
It's still just plain fucking WRONG.
Fair enough that the ISP's dont want to lose customers due to the price of connectivity going up.
But us taxpayers don't want a new "anti-terror" tax, which is less about anti-terrorism, and more to do with unwarranted snooping on all aspects of our digital lives.
Not to mention the new laws they are shoving down our throats whose sole purpose is to punish whistle-blowers for daring to bring government nastiness to light, it seems they do not want to be subject to the same laws as everyone else.
I wonder, are there any legally minded folks out there who could have a browse through the hastily drafted anti-terrorism legislation, and see if it can be used to prevent the government from launching their own war of terror upon our personal privacy?
A country which gives you one choice of political party complaining about the lack of choice for Office Suites.
How will you run OS X on that cheaper Windows laptop?
By installing Linux and a faux fruity desktop.
American Security Services Hoarding All Terrestrial Secrets
Re: oh hell...
Nah, you'll just now have the conservatives wanting to know how we can weaponise Titan to use against terrorists.
"There's no apostrophe so the crime against punctuation is Microsoft's."
No wonder they can't write decent code. They can't master basic English to start with.
The Life of (Raspberry) Pi
I'll get my coat.
Have an upvote to counter the ignorant git who doesn't know his Python.
And a pint. Python is always better with a pint.
Shame they got off scot-free.
I am, of course, referring to the "news outlets" who didn't bother to verify the email, and just blindly publish it.
Also, you can't tell me that each new organisation does not have its own contact person within the various financial institutions that they could contact for absolute verification. Given how many times this has happened in the past (remember what happened to Apple's share price when the fake news of the Jobsian heart attack circulated in 2008), you would think they would at least try and get second opinion for the facts, instead of trying to get the "scoop".
If one such email can create havoc such as this, we really should be looking at why such a weakness is present in the system. I guess greed will always trump logic.
I'll just make a copy of the "quoted version" from the UK.
Re: The ruling is an insult to justice.
And your rabid fanboism is an insult to common sense.
Apple were found guilty of violating the law to the detriment of consumers. Don't get all shitty with the rest of society just because you now realise that your next iThing will be more expensive in order to pay for the legal costs of Apple's dodgy actions.
Learn some IT basics so you can then understand how to get 2 devices to communicate with each other outside of the Jobsian walled garden.
Cue the downvotes. Unlike you, I have the balls to put my name to my comments.
When people quote, they often just take the bits they want, and leave the rest out.
Now, we can quote grumble flicks by removing the poor quality "But you're my daughters friend, it would be wrong if you got down on your knees and sucked my cock" acting, and skip straight to the part where she does indeed, get down on her knees and opens her gob.
We can also quote action movies by removing any of the "hey, all you bad guys stop shooting so we can have a 5 minute conversation with the guy who is dying" scenes.
Send a guboat
And land on the completely wrong beach like they did 100 years ago.
Although I'm not sure if it actually lessons the pain, or you just stop giving a shit about it.
Re: @ JEDIDIAH -- Learn the First Rule of Computer Science
You also have to bear in mind the First Rule of Computer Science;
As soon as you make something idiot-proof, the Universe responds by building a better idiot.
Only if the are Princes, or former Prime Ministers.
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