839 posts • joined Tuesday 12th June 2007 08:17 GMT
Re: Off-the-record company comment
Ha! "Tyranny"... whatever next. Perhaps they don't know what the word means? Bless.
Re: The Best That Can Be Said
Well, my view is that is creates consumer confusion unnecessarily ("Was that joebloggs.uk or joebloggs.co.uk?").
I can't understand why anyone would be so desparate for a second-level .uk domain. I'd rather see them create sensible second-levels (though I can't think of one right now) and continue "selling" the third-levels at additional cost.
Re: Bad enough
Not sure what you're getting at... Federated logins (SSO) shouldn't reduce security in real world terms.
Most people (anecdotal, but I'm sure you'll agree) use the same or similar passwords on everything, because they get bored of coming up with new ones (or just don't care, until something gets hijacked).
The question is, do you trust Jim's DIY Forums (yes, yes, "Fora" is the plural) to hold your password securely and deal with any external attack, or Google? Using an open standard (OAuth 2.0) means that they shouldn't be in a position to abuse the trust and access the accounts you link in, and they provide an easy 2FA from the bat.
I'd say that it improves most users' personal security by a large amount.
They had (and still have) Google OpenID and OAuth 2.0 endpoints (https://developers.google.com/accounts/docs/OpenID), which are something I've made heavy use of for a number of projects.
The news is about making available additional abilities and access of information to the user's G+ and other services.
If this allows reading private posts and filtering by circle, I can retire my homegrown G+ RSS feed at last!
Re: Last nail in the coffin of Opera's irrevelance
Just because they use WebKit? Surely the same could be said for Chrome or Safari, then?
Re: Prior use rights don't help much
That's where I'm confused... what situation could occur where someone has a valid claim on a novel patent but somebody else has prior use rights?
Is this just to cover dual-invention situations, where party B came up with the same idea after party A but before the patent was filed?
Re: <rant>An unused /24?!
I guess it's: ?"(
Re: @thegrouch (Internet Explorer?)
I know from work that IE8 does the same (pity me, please), so I assume that this isn't removed from IE9 and IE10?
Not personally a fan of Chrome, but the process thing isn't really a reason to not use.
François Marie Daudin called from 1803* where he came up with the genus name.
How can anyone take a trademark on such a common word? *cough*Windows*cough*Apple*cough*
* (a) Yes, I did have to look his name up; (b) and I know the telephone wasn't invented
I agree in principle, but there is no excuse for the way one of my friends makes tea: she pratically whips the bag out of the water as soon as the life-giving brown infusion has begun to seep out. The result: slightly brown milk.
"enter pin code"
But if NFC only works while your phone is unlocked*, why enter another PIN?
* I don't know that it does, but it should.
Re: <rant>An unused /24?!
wowfood has a point.
Given the <rant> tag, I would assume some kind of transform declaration would handle the uppercase. In CSS terms, something like "text-transform: uppercase".
What's that? Oh, don't worry; it's not that cold out.
Re: Obi Wan...
Does that mean the Light side and Dark side argue about using Vim or Emacs? I'll let you decide which is which ;)
Re: Another one down
"Opera's rendering engine being killed off in favour of Google's - that's most definitely a bad day. It doesn't really matter if Opera's renderer was good or not, it matters that a genuine alternative is going (or gone)"
Rubbish. As a long-time Opera user, I can't see any real downside to this, as long as they integrate all of the current features properly.
The rendering engine is insignificant, as long as it renders HTML, CSS, JS, etc., as the specs say. How else are we ever going to leave the current round of hacks in order to make a simpel webpage appear the same on all browsers?
I dream of the day people no longer need to check a user agent string.
Re: There's porn? On the interwebs?
Can't do 'tube (geddit?) from work, but I'm hoping that's Avenue Q.
Re: Yes, but...
Most of the time you just have to change the agent: F12 > Edit Site Preferences > Network, then change the Browser Identification to Internet Explorer (or Firefox).
Not guaranteed, but I've found a large number then let you just carry on without issue.
Not sure I agree... Opera's advantage (for me) isn't in the way it renders but in the way I use it: hotkeys, tabs, gestures, addins, My Opera, etc.
Almost all the browsers now offer a similar set of features, but the way they implement them is different enough to attract different crowds. And that isn't going to change just because they use the same renderer.
Although I use Opera for 90% of my browsing, I still have Chrome around for things like GDocs, due to a couple of annoying glitches. Hopefully Opera's shift to WebKit will mean that I don't have to.
"vehicle logs from Broder's Model S contradict his account of the journey"
Oh good. Now your car can dob you in
Re: Writer was intent on high risk of failure
It's a fair point, but he states that TWO THIRDS of the charge disappeared overnight. Effectively meaning that the Tesla S needs to be plugged in while not in use, which somewhat diminishes its use for overnight runs away from home.
Re: Zombie attack No.
"Citizen, Big Brother is watching you!"
Re: Is there anybody there?
Had it been able to do spaces, however, they would have known that it was actually a guy called Sam Sung that had pissed Jobs off once.
Re: Security issues
"Note that windows desktop share and windows server share are both falling, so this isn't just anecdotal."
That wasn't my point at all; you stated that it's because MS' systems are more insecure, but I don't believe that is much of a factor at all.
The only factors I've ever seen in non-public-facing infrastructure is (a) cost, (b) existing licences, (c) existing knowledge. And pretty much in that order.
Presumably built from the remains of the probes that first "penetrated the Martian surface"... by high speed impact
Re: Security issues
"Industry is moving away from MS because MS systems are more insecure"
I don't know what industry you work in, but I've never seen such a move on desktops or servers.
Companies in general use whatever they want based on what the person spec'ing it (a) knew and (b) was told was available. If a company can buy Windows boxes/licences cheap and they have tools/people to manage, they will; if they can't, they'll look at whatever else their preferred suppliers have that fits the bill.
Most reasonably sized companies don't build their own servers with Linux on; they pay a supplier (IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, etc.) for a fully supported system, regardless of how good their local sysad is, which cost (initially; not discussing TCO) very similar figures to the Windows based options.
In my experience of working for a company with 250k+ employees, only the security of the public-facing servers were really a consideration, and those numbers were such a small amount compared to the internal-only ones. Internally, all employee access was logged and they relied on standard ACL to limit access. If someone was found to have hacked in to something they shouldn't, they'd be out on their ass.
Re: Wait one minute...
"talking to Shatner"
And how... would they deal... with the a-pparent... pauses... in the feed?
Re: If they have improved the interface - that's definately a good thing
There's some here: http://www.libreoffice.org/download/4-0-new-features-and-fixes/
Re: Company behind the video looks unlikely to actually be working with Google
Shame. I watched it on G+ earlier and thought that it was the first time that a Chromebook had seemed interesting.
Re: It's about time they made this sort of 'research' illegal
Would you rather just ignore the possibility of security issues?
Also, remember that you can’t hide secrets from the future with cryptograph.
Re: It's very simple RIM.
I thought it was irrelevant.
With IMAP over SSL to the company mail server, we effectively have secure push mail, and we don't have to pay per handset like we did with BBES.
Re: Pipping android to the post
"e.g. if apps have per-user storage"
They do. Users can't even see what other users have installed, but when a second user "installs" an app from the market, in reality it just permissions them to be able to see the already installed copy (but with a whole new data store).
Re: Remove all links to Facebook from all engines please
"Who gives a fuck about the Oxford Comma?"
(Disclaimed: I'm a fan of it)
How brittle is the substrate compared to the more typical metal ones? Since this is aimed a laptops, I wondered what the likelihood of smashing one was.
Obviously, the damage to the heads would be fatal in either model, but recovery would be even harder if you've got to rebuild four platters from shards first.
Re: Maybe, maybe not
... so... iPhone users should just fan heat every room they go in to?
Isn't Wine an emulator?
And VOD is not a problem solved by broadcast... Whether they can afford to scale it, though, is a different issue.
Re: Gentle voice of reason?
Not if you're dyslexic
"Being responsible for aids being spread [...]"
I'm reasonably anti-Ratzinger, but I'm not sure I'd word it *quite* like that... I mean, he's not going out there and actively spreading it. Although, he (and his administration) are responsible for not helping prevent the spread.
Still, semantics, since he actively did cover up the paedophile stuff.
That aside, I wonder what the conversion rate really is... My experience tends to be that the religious people I know are vehemently religious and won't discuss the alternative, the atheist/humanists are vehemently areligious (unreligious?), and the agnostics would rather everyone just shut up about it so that they can get on with their lives.
Re: @ Nobody presents climate models as gospel
To paraphrase Hanlon: Never attribute to conspiracy that which is adequately explained by stupidity.
@Flatpackhamster I agree, but what if *now* is the time to act? The problem* was built over the course of a couple of centuries, what if it takes at least that long to reverse?
It's right that there is research done in to both sides of the argument, the problem is how emotive it all gets. People like Lewis writing articles that effectively boil down to "ner ner de ner ner, someone with a PhD has disagreed with someone else with a PhD, so my point is proved" is just idiotic. Unfortunately, too many people have an economic position with proving things one way or the other.
The simplest argument is: If it doesn't happen, we've lost very little by trying to prevent it; if it does, we're potentially screwed (although we probably will adapt). However, the first part is only true if there is a global agreement to act, which I would put serious money on won't happen.
Ah, well; there goes my hope that the El Reg commentards were going to solve the whole thing.
* If there is one
Re: Competition is good.
"unable to innovate without Google's help, and as a result none of whom seem to differentiate their products significantly"
I'm not sure I agree with this. There is a lot of innovation going on in the hardware, it's just that the market (read: "consumers") have all decided that they like the candy-bar style with few physical buttons; a design that Apple helped to convince the majority is best.
You can't say that the Note and Note II weren't an innovation from what was around at the time. And the concept hardware that flies around every year is interesting, it's just that the manufacturers don't see enough interest to complete the R&D to market.
If anything, the complaint should be that none of them are willing to take a risk.
Re: Blockbusters closing all stores?!?
Re: They have arrived!
2a. Name it after a much-loved cult Sci-Fi series, in order to pull in the geek crowd
Now, where do I send my cheque?
"32-bit and 64-bit Intel processors"
Poor AMD, getting completely fogotten. Especially since "x64" was originally their work...
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