30 posts • joined 13 May 2011
So, in the digital age...
Where we have facial recognition software, and the ability to run database searches in a flash, it still takes 3 years to file a patent? Surely each jurisdiction has it's own patent office which has the initial patent application scanned and stored in a database that can be cross referenced? If not, why not? Wouldn't a simple fuzzy logic search pick up any similar patents already in existence or any that might have already recently been applied for?
What you're accused of...
is the same as what others have been prosecuted of.
Clear enough for you? The problem with there being a few bad apples is that the assumption is that the rest of the apples in the apple-cart are also rotten. You may not be into "CP" but the pictures were found in your house. To the rest of the world that doesn't use TOR they only get to hear about its nefarious uses. Conspiracy theorists can try to claim that the pictures were planted there by the powers that be. However, Jack Bauer scenarios are fictional and actual people have been banged up for using TOR to try to hide what they've been doing.
Re: Do you really think you can hide?
So the reason for tracking isn't the content? The whole premise of the argument is that there are enough ways to transmit data from A - B. What do YOU have to move that YOU don't want anyone else to know about that couldn't be sent by any other method? Prove that a snapshot of all the content being transmitted through TOR right now isn't mainly comprised of compromising material and I'll fight your corner with you. You won't do that though will you. Even if you were the only one with the ability to open it up and shut it again so that it's secure.
That's the problem. Innocent until proven guilty only works if you can't be proved guilty. Right now you don't have an alibi for anything that might be found to be incriminating. It's a fair cop. Accusations have been made but you're not throwing up any arguments to discredit them are you?
Do you really think you can hide?
If you step out of your front door somebody knows what you look like. Get online and someone knows what you've been looking at and browsing for. I don't lose sleep at night worrying about who knows what about me. If my bank cards are stolen, I call the bank and they put the money back in my account. The credit ref agencies make sure that I can still get a loan and life goes on. FWIW, I don't use TOR because I don't download illegal content and don't need to look at "CP" Isn't that the basic assumption behind the reason for anyone using it? Sure, the stuff within the network is encrypted but as soon as you convert that picture/mp3/data back into some form of recognisable file format to view it once it's left the exit node then it becomes fair game doesn't it?
Offered to work for the Russians?
I'm no conspiracy theorist but what does his spying for the NSA on the Germans have to do with wanting to pimp himself to the Russians? Unless he's already working for the Russians and it's their plan to stir up shit between the Americans and the Germans...Hmm. Something stinks about this story.
CP is not a word
I suggest you have a chat with your parents about the quality of your teachers at your old school regarding Capitalisation. "CP" is not a word.
Even if, as the conspiracy theorists say, he was set up by the NSA/MI5/6/GCHQ/Aliens...etc. I still fail to see how in any context that he mentioned the phrase 'CP'? I don't use it in normal language, not even posting on the internet. If he did indeed advocate the use of TOR as being secure enough to be able to even transmit it then that's enough to take a closer look at him isn't it? If there is proof to show that he did say it in a chatroom authoritatively to another user then, as far as i'm concerned, he should get locked up and they should throw away the key. Maybe he's a good reason for monitoring exit nodes?
I fully expect the privacy brigade to bring on the downvotes, but at least I'm not an anonymous coward! I'm glad he was picked up.
The problem is that you seem to want something for free when it actually costs something to build. Last I recall, Oracle, not my favourite company by any means, isn't a charity.
Re: No Sympathy
" This is beyond most IT depts that have worked largely only with MS technology for maybe 20 years"
You conveniently forgot to mention that 20 years ago Linux was a baby OS written by someone who didn't want to pay for a unix licence. I used to boot it and run it off a floppy disk because I needed to write COBOL code for a first year assignment. There was no easy GUI. Fiddling with FWM and slackware with XConfig was a nightmare! Dos and windows 3.x and office 4.2 was a lifesaver for the rest of my assignments. There are a lot of people with rose tinted glasses around these days.
Posted anonymously because I don't have the energy to play ping pong with a bunch of blinkered linux fanbois who can't be bothered to sit back and think about the bigger picture. Linux may be great now but it was crap in the real world back when the NHS signed up M$.
Re: Is this really possible?
@Doug S. "Windows 8 has dropped from over 7.5% to under 6% in nine months? Despite millions of new PCs being sold with Windows 8?"
I bought a 'new' PC that came with windows 8 preinstalled and upgraded it to Win7 Ult. Maybe there are a good few others doing the same thing as me, even at home and as you say also in the office I work in. Win7 is stable and works. It's an OS that launches apps. Isn't that the purpose of an OS? It lets me run the apps I use to be productive and manage my data,
At least Michael Flatley can sleep at night...
Even if anyone had bothered to upload any torrents of his crap, nobody is downloading it.
A downvote for providing a simple solution to a simple problem?
Looks like I've got my own NSA troll.
So surely all that is needed is a phone that communicates on dual frequencies isn't it? Most phones are quad band now so it wouldn't be like reinventing the wheel to have one band exclusively for emergency service use and the other for general use.
I hope that downvote was a slip of the mouse and not a real downvote. If it was real does the person who downvoted want to explain what was so unreasonable about the original post? This stinks of NSA interference. Do you honestly believe that emergency services couldn't use a non public bandwidth? If these jammers interfered with those then fair enough, they should be illegal.
I still say that to the Mrs when she goes off on one.
Cat amongst pigeons
I recently had a nice BT Openreach man come to install my Sky fibre broadband. He was honest enough to let me know that I could expect up to 40mb download and 10mb upload. In real terms it'll fluctuate between 35/38 and 7/10 after a couple of days. True to his word, that's what I got. The infrastructure all seems to be owned by BT and the engineers who come to install the line to your property seems to be owned by BT too. As an end user/consumer I don't really care who provides my service as long as I get what I pay for. AFAIK Sky are the only provider that don't traffic shape in any manner. That's why they get my business.
I'm just sayin'
16 downvotes for expressing an opinion based on fact?
Looks like the Linux fanbois are in bed with the Apple fanbois. Seems like there is more than one coalition in Blighty...
I will be downgrading my non touch screen Win8 laptop back to Win7. 3.5gb for "sp1" is retarded!
Would you like breast or leg?
(Leg appears to be the safer option whenever discussing Turkey or turkey)
@ Roger Stenning.
"Isn't it interesting to notice that most of the anti-union people are using AC...?"
Possibly because they've been press-ganged into joining a union when they got offered their jobs? Now that they've seen the light they don't like it but don't need to p1ss anyone off that might make life difficult in the real world where they have to make a living and feed their families?
Yep, it's interesting isn't it?
Re: Think of the children
Are you wanted for some misdemeanor that you think you've gotten away with up until now? If you answer "No" then you still sound suspicious. If you think it's because you'll be framed by someone else for something you didn't do then I suggest you throw your debit/credit cards away and go live in a cave in the woods wearing a tin hat! life is too short to worry about the world conspiring against you. Or are you just a scaremonger?
Isn't that what convenience is about?
I have Sony NFC tags dotted around, The one on my desk switches my ringtone from silent to vibrate, send an auto text to my Mrs, turns off WiFi, switches on Bluetooth, connects to my headset and starts my MP3 app. That's a heck of a lot of faffing about that I'm saved from as I'm trying to get away from my desk. One tap on the corner of my desk and I'm good to go.
So buy a laptop and stop messing about with a tablet. Coding without a keyboard is an idiot move isn't it?
Re: Best Tablet in the World?
...And there I was thinking I bought my tablet for its functionality. I'd better keep an enlarged photo of my member on my iPad shoved down my pants to compensate for the real reason I'm so insecure.
Re: Who cares...
Shouldn't you be donating the cost of that pint to charity? Or are you just going to be high and mighty about everyone else's choices in life? Hypocritical much?
Re: But how, exactly?
That's not really the point is it? times change, education in the UK is now compulsory until 18, expected lifespan in 1900 was 45, now it's 75, we expect children to be children longer"
That's complete Balls! I'm afraid. We expect them to be adults longer. Once you grow out of being a child you learn to deal with responsibilty, living longer means living for longer as an adult. It's not a sliding scale.
Re: M$, Blackberry and Intel
MS killed by Apple?
Are you high?
Then buy a candy bar phone.
Surely if it does any more than make a phone call it's a gimmick?
Re: And, I presume Apple, does nothing "gimmicky"?
AC, I think you miss the point. Just because you see a function as a gimmick doesn't mean that everyone sees it that way. They may have a use for it that you don't. There is nothing to stop you disabling it if you don't need it. It's better to have the option available to you though, isn't it?
Re: I'd like to see -
So, the reg lies and you have proof that climate change is caused by humanity? I guess you'll also deny that the planet has been through a series of past ice ages and every thaw was due to Homo Sapiens, or various other missing links, being neglectful?
I may be late to the party...
But am I missing something here? Where's the news story? Mr Google telling me that only 20% of his workforce use Win7 isn't newsworthy is it? That's like saying I wear business attire to work except for dress down Friday's.
Do you care?
No! Thought not.
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great