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2011 that 1.85 million CCTV cameras were watching the British public
And yet...every time I've actually required the use of one, say when I got mugged, or when my bike was stolen and when my car was victim of a hit & run...*none* of the operators had any film in, or they were switched off, or nobody was on duty at the time etc etc.
What happens then?
"a philosophy of surveillance by consent"
That's just a load of bollox, innit?
My philosophy is "people consent to each give me £1 every day". It's probably a damned sight more enforceable than this typical "must be seen to be doing something" crap.
Re: David's dangler @ AC 12:07
oh my...I'm not even sure I want to know how you know this.
I'm surprised nobody has used it yet...so I will:
"Won't someone think of the..."
Oh wait, they already did. Or they pretend they did. A lot of this "won't someone think of the children!" Daily Fail crap is just a projection of their own selfish insecurities.
Re: Note to Microsoft
I should start off by saying I completely agree with you.
However, MS have chosen to render some stuff as HTML/XML etc even for "non internet" stuff, so they've got the engine down in the OS as it is, even if you don't use IE as a browser. So while I advocate the complete and utter removal of IE as well, I can - almost - sympathise with MS for not removing it completely for technical reasons.
However, given the MS programming base, the complete removal of the IE engine should not be a difficult task, FFS. Afterall, they built in in there didn't they, so in classic Haynes process "Removal is the reverse of installation" should be a simple procedure.
"But that will leave you without any web browser!" some shills may scream...err, yes, that would generally be the idea. When your engine is full of holes, I want it's complete and utter destruction when I remove it ta v. much.
Re: What about Google Sites?
"The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about"
And he's probably spinning in his grave right now, for associating him with Google - the antithesis of his own admittedly-loose moral code.
Re: Move along linux users
But I just....can't...look...away....
Yet another avoidance method.
Just move countries. Preferably to one with a more conservative view on personal privacy.
I now get no junk calls, while some poor sap who inherited my old number back in the UK is getting them instead.
Yay...eventually some some drives to max out my Drobo at last. Not because I have to, but just because I want to. Even with my HD movie collection growing, 10-and-a-bit TB is a lot of storage.
And given Seagate's reputation, a chance to see just how good Drobo is at dealing with dead disks...
Interesting sidenote: a 4x4tb Drobo's index overhead requirements ( circa 18gb) is more than my first PC had in total storage. Progress ftw.
Re: My rule for applying for jobs
You're in a good position if you can pick and choose.
A lot of us have mouths to feed and mortgages to pay, and can't afford to be that selective.
- traditionally low IT knowledge in the masses
- has relatively new access to the internet
- has almost non-existent awareness campaigns about IT Security
- are traditionally skint
- are skeptical of US products, and AV is no exception
Ergo...lots of uneducated internet newbies getting infected and because they were too skint and uneducated about where to get and install AV, and too untrained to recognise the symptoms of infection = huge malware infection rates.
Re: operating system part 2
..and besides, choosing an OS on price should automagically direct you to a LINUX build anyway. And without the windows bloat will probably be faster too.
Noise on the sensor, probably.
...with screams of "so much light pollution! Won't someone think of the...errr...badgers!"
I would beg to differ that more people would recognize an IBM Thinkpad and I would put that pot ugly iMac in second place.
Are you saying that the imac is "pot ugly" compared to the thinkpad? Wow...Thinkpad's are great machines - functional, fast, reliable (in IBM, non-lenovo form) and hard wearing. But they're not lookers.
And re: most people. Putting aside the actual aesthetics, you might find people *do* recognise the Apple's more because Apple/media types are extremely good at product placement on TV, in films etc.
@ AC 15
It can, but what it does depends on what you specify in the useage policy.
Re: @ Kevin Johnston
but what about the rest. Can GOOD provide the same functionality to separate out things like applications and other data?
Take a look at Sysmosoft's Sense platform. It's a "platform" app, which you can delegate apps into, thus seperating work & personal apps/data. There some downsides we discovered to this solution though, which are probably too detailed to post here.
Re: operating system
This might apply to Joe Punter, but to most techs here, I suspect performance and usability will dictate OS choice.
Re: At last
In the real world, if you only shop with Google Play store, you have nothing to fear...
In the real world better security is better than none, but nothing is 100% secure.
the unholy trinity of a slow economy, incursions by Apple and Android tablets, and the "ambitious" user interface design
Only one of those is outside of MS's control (the economy) or ability to affect, but it's hardly hurting Apple or Lenovo who both recorded increased sales. Maybe...just maybe...Win 8 simply isn't good enough?
A portable tablet-based device that requires a cooling vent and fans is obviously doing something wrong, and the battery life is hardly up there with "conventional" tablets (Nexus, ipad etc). It really needs a 7-9hour battery life, IMO, otherwise it's just another win8 laptop, albeit lighter/smaller.
But what happens if you type in screwfix?
Ads for Escort agencies?
Re: AppleTV 3?
It already is broken. The 3rd gen GUI is a step backwards IMO.
oh wait, you mean jailbroken...
I just don't get it...
Chocolate and no wifi...what's the link?
That when there's no wifi, it's time for chocolate?`Or that when eating chocolate, I'm supposed to remember to turn the wifi off?
Clue meter reading zero at the moment. Maybe it needs more coffee.
If data wipe was his aim, he's start with the tapes, then the tape drive, then the NAS/SAN, before moving onto the servers last.
However, it does look a bit like he was bored/attention-seeking, and not after serious damage.
Northern Ireland customers were also said to have been affected by the fault, which led to web pages loading very slowly
Holy moly...Talk Talk accidentally connected it's NI customers to Virgin Media?
If any one technology must be stopped it is the ability to see into the persons mind - simply because it opens up to many avenues to create a "perfect" society where those whose brains don't comply can be easily identified and where everyone is compelled to comply to a "socially defined" "norm"
I think I can say with absolute certainty that if this brain scanning for illegal activity happens every f**ker in the entire world is going to jail.
The s-pen performance does vary a bit though - I have the original Galaxy note, and it's not so good; the point is way off, the sensitivity not that great and being left handed it made it even worse.
on the upside, gen 2 with the Note 2 is noticably better.
Re: running on a Mac which was itself running an Android emulator
Here's a better one...
Bootcamp into win7, then VM into OS X using the original OS X install as the VM image.
I think this is the IT equivalent of disappearing up your own arse.
Making a better OS should probably start with working what you *don't* need, then removing it/never adding it in the first place.
Clue to MS - the following are not OS requirements:
- Media player
- web browser
- 2 GUI's
- Media center
- Office apps
Re: Hydrogen FTW
Repeat after me: "Pedantry is not always required."
You'll be banning lol, all smilies and other abreviated greetings next?
"Our service is unlimited" (What this means: 20gb per month @ 2mb/sec)
"No really, our service is unlimited" (WTM: 40gb per month @ 4mb/sec)
"Serious though, we mean it - our service is unlimited" (WTM: 60gb per month but capped at 8mb/sec)
"ok, we really, really mean it this time - our service is definitely unlimited" (WTM: Full cable speed...but 40gb per month)
"ok, when we mean unlimited, we mean full cable speed, all the time, no limitations" (WTM: Hell has frozen over)
“Reducing our individual energy use, particularly that of our travel, our houses, and our appliances, is the quickest and easiest way to reduce our own carbon emissions".
In other news: Sky is blue, water is wet, etc. My vote for the "most obvious statement of the year" award.
[I]n a free society there should be a limit to what the government knows about its people.
The government doesn't own the people. The people own the government. Amazing how quickly that is forgotten once you're sitting on those green benches.
Re: Phoenix UEFI BIOS
If the firmware has 'variables' it's not really firmware.
So, from my uneducated viewpoint we now have, in order of hardeness:
??? (for dynamic variable storage)
Call we call ??? something like "spongeware"? "Jellyware"? "squishyware"?
Re: I wonder if power struggles in North Korea are this bloody
When you pretty much own samsung, you probably are.
Samsung chairman Lee Kun-Hee has won a lawsuit against his brother and sister to keep control of the electronics leviathan
Normally, we just make snide remarks over xmas dinner until someone storms out crying and the last one sitting at the table is the one who gets the last portion of cake. But hey ho, each to their own.
4 real mistakes here:
- Going on the article, there appears to be no layered security here, and none upstream either. In particular IDS appears to be missing or non-operational.
- Passwords stored on the site hosting box? In the clear? One would hope not.
- APT's as pretty much designed to bypass AV signatures, and *all* AV products have pretty poor heuristics.
- No apparent security or escalation processes in place, and it's all been dumped on the IT guys as "their problem". And if it was their problem, how did they not notice? Poor logging & alerting?
who wants to wait for a 25GB one-off download to finish?
I'll be buggered if I have to rely on Virgin Media to download "4k" content between levels at peak hours. No friggin' way!
Are you still laying out your websites with tables?
Oh god, I've just realised that I'm officially and completely out of date.
Re: Or, alternatively ...
Small point of order - doesn't apple's safari run on webkit, like a number of other popular web browsers - most notable being Chrome?
Re: Be a shame if they stop making them
Lucky you...we're still plodding along on a 1.1, with quad 2.66 cores. It used to be ok when video was only 480/576 lines, but now it's 1080 lines and widescreen, and it's toiling now.
However...it's still rock solid reliable even after a not-uncommon 6 straight day batch job of video crunching. Love it. Will buy another. Don't kill it yet Apple...
Re: This is something I consistently fail to understand.
You're close with the Landie analogy. But how about this:
Mac Pro's are used by designers in the same way 90's are used by farmers and explorers. They buy one, run it to the ground, then buy another. They are the perfect customers, returning to buy the same high-margin models again and again.
If they either stop selling the Mac Pro or the 90, both groups will simply leave, full of resentment, and never come back, regardless of the other tinsily tat they may try to sell in it's place. Of the two, only Landie seems to know this.
This is what most PC users miss out on - the Mac Pro case really is very good, and a real step above even the premium PC cases.
Admittedly, having control of the internals makes this easy to achieve, but there you go - still doesn't detract from the fact this is one of the best cases to work on, and is extremely quiet for what it is, even with 2 video cards.
Downsides? Weighs a frikkin' ton, and the Aluminium can get scored easily. Oh and it's "thirsty" - I think it's a 850w PSU in there, and it like a bit of juice. Biggest failing of all though, was Apple never gave it the video system it should have had all along, especially at this price; witness the number of users flashing top end PC cards from ATi and AMD to slot in there. No Crossfire either in OS X when it could easily have been supported (it works in Windows/bootcamp).
New tools help web devs find problem spots
oh? Is one of them a full uninstaller for IE?
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