405 posts • joined 6 Aug 2011
What strikes me is that Tim Cook doesn't like anyone that isn't American or British looking at their customers data.
Reminds me of the saying "When God closes a door he always opens a window".
Not that I want to compare Microshite to God, but the idea is the same in terms of securtiy.
Mate some of us can only use 14.4k, stop showing off.
Re: Plus net phone and broadband down here for us
Someone must have farted against the exchange then.
The White House won't be happy about this, but then again neither will the "terrorists" who could've exploited it. If they had known, obviously.
I'm so glad I live in the UK and not the USA, I'd hate for an agency to want to spy on it's own people.
Correct, if anything they're a very British company.
As they say in Cork (paraphrased) - If you drink a pint of Guinness you put a Corkman out of work.
Will it bend?
"You dropped it."
No, although I was worried about it bending.
Every time I made a call the person on the other end couldn't hear me. So I gave it to them to fix. They "fixed" it within 10 days, but they actually hadn't. So it then got sent off to BlackBerry.
I went on holiday and 4 weeks passed, came back and I hadn't heard anything. So I went to the shop and asked what was going on, the phone hadn't even left the store to be fixed. Took them another 3 weeks after this to send it off to BlackBerry, at which point it came back fixed.
I've owned a BlackBerry Z10 for over a year, but had to put it in to the shop to get fixed for nearly 3 months (Carphone Warehouse's fault - NOT BlackBerry). I had to make do, for the first 3 weeks, with an Android phone.
While travelling to my mom's I had to write an email, and it just wasn't happening. So I removed the SD Card and SIM Card and threw it in a lake. Spent £10 unlocking an older BlackBerry Bold and used it happily until my Z10 came back.
I've had it back for the last month, and I've missed it. It's one of those weird feelings, you lose something you don't realise how dependant you are on it, and when you get it back you never want to let it go.
What I'm getting at is that you should really ditch the Android and go with BlackBerry. Quote me, you won't be dissapointed.
They dragged themselves in to it with PRISM.
Do you really think the NSA/GCHQ will allow their largest content provider to provide a true anonymous to their subjects? HA!
I can't wait for .idiot to become a TLD.
The missed penalty kick from Aaron Ramsey attached itself to the ISS years ago...
Re: Puncture Kit
$250,000 Northrop Grumman
It's all well and good to choose not to upgrade
But who here has an iPhone 4 or above that is connected to the internet that is still running iOS 6?
That's exactly what I thought. You will get this update whether you like it or not, it's the Apple way.
"Lol. Who do you think wrote unix ?"
I don't care, because LINUX isn't UNIX.
Re: Obvious answer to this is, get a mac
Can you give the Linux community up to £1,000 per user in order for us to do that?
Re: I have a few patches in Linux
"I didn't get a "rude" response for being a noob or anything like that."
You know why? It's because you're helpful and you want to learn/contribute. The hostility tends to come from someone just wanting the answer, not wanting to know why. No one in their right mind would ever tell someone to f**k off if the person wanted to know how something worked or wanted to help fix something.
If he doesn't like it he can f**k off back to Windows.
I remember the argument between the two, and I sided with Torvalds because he was right. Systemd is shoddy, and the dev here wrote shoddy code. You can't be complaining of being spoke to like he was if you, repeatedly, wrote crap code. If he was in a paid environment he'd have been sacked long ago - not at Microsoft though.
The man is obviously a hippie, and I don't think many people involved in Linux will be too bothered about him going.
Re: Time for a lot of typing then.....
Ok, you do that while I do this.
Ballmer's a dick
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At least if he stuck Windows 98 on there Microsoft would finally have a plasuible excuse for 98 being so sugar honey ice tea.
I consider this an offence. Arrest Google immediately.
Re: GAZZA'S been researching this for years...
Gazza has only managed half the required amount.
Shane McGowan is the same, but has managed 1,500 per day.
Gérard Depardieu however could be more capable of it, but he only seems to want to drink wine.
Re: It would save time if ...
Well if the UK stupidly votes for a Conservative government next year, who want to get rid of the Human Rights Act, we could very well see privacy advocates classed as terrorists etc etc. Obviously not stemming from the abolishment of the HRA, but because a Government so evil and calculated to even consider the abolisment of such an act probably would think making privacy illegal was such a good thing to do.
"If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to worry about" said William Hauge, the "greatest living Yorkshireman". I'm not from Yorkshire, but even I know that's a load of bullshit.
Re: Slightly amazed
Because we can.
What's the matter? Does the Tory not like the underlings posting t'truth on t'internet? Tsk tsk.
Re: Slightly amazed
You're indeed correct. The problem started with the New Labour party. Not Labour.
The difference between the two is that t**t Blair. He brought Thatcherite views/ideals to Labour, which allowed them to be voted in. If Labour had continued on it's socialist/leftist path, I doubt we'd have seen a Labour government in power until 2008 when the economy went tits up. Remember, alot of the deregulation of Banks started under Thatcher, but continued under Labour.
What the UK needs is a party that returns to socialism. Labour won't do it, far too many of the politicians there are career politicos, never worked a day outside of poltiics in their life. They have no idea how people live their lives - which was evident (although slightly silly to bring up) when he commented on how much he thought the weekly food bill was.
If you couple with this the general apathy there is towards politics in this country, it sets a dangerous precedent which leads to threats of the Human Rights bill being recinded. We allow a party/parties to govern us for up to 5 years at a time, with no accountability until the next election - at which point marketing comes in to it and everything that was done in year 1 is forgotten about. As well as this, there are people who will only vote for one party, good or bad.
The UK as a whole missed an opportunity when Scotland had it's independence vote. What we would have had, if Scotland voted yes, was a Conservative only government for the next 10 years with absolutely no competition from any one else, other than UKIP (which are in NO position to challenge power). It was a wake up call that was snoozed, and I hope that the 45 movement up north keep on with their campaign for change because we as the UK need it. We need to get this establishment out of the country. We need accountability, we need to believe that the people that we put in power are in no way there to control us. They answer to us, not the other way round.
If it wasn't for the fact that I work during the day for a firm, and work in the evenings trying to build up my own business, I'd be out there either joining another party or creating one to fight against this. I've always been political in a house where both parents (who came from Ireland) weren't political. I remember watching John Major and thinking he was alright, not liking Blair, then being dissapointed that Blair got in to power. I will say it's only in the last 3 years where I've become more aware of the shit that is going on with these parties. The 3 we can choose from are all of the same hymn sheet. We need the alternative.
Re: Who will rid me of these troublesome fascists?
Who is there to replace them? Labour should be there, defending the labour of this country. The working man/woman/child. But they aren't. They're a redder shade of Blue. As George Galloway put it, they're "three cheeks of the same arse".
We on the Left, or those who like to be in the middle, have no one. We have no one that will stand up to the big three. Thinking about my vote in 2015, I can only vote Green. I don't want to vote Green, but I'm sure as hell won't be voting Red.
"Oh dear god, they have let the children out to pay today. No, that is manifestly NOT what would happen. To begin with, those terms are not reasonable (i.e. a reasonable person would not expect them to be there). As such they are going to have to be obvious. Very obvious. To the point of needing entry at the time of use, not after the fact.
Burying them many paragraphs down would allow the defence of "I didn't know that was there". This is a completely valid defence as shysters /have/ in the past tried to hide additional terms (on the back, in an addendum, whatever). Judges throw this crap out.
By reading this post you have agreed to pay me £10. Pony up. See...that kinda crap just doesn't fly."
Yes, the Kid is out and he's correct.
I have never once seen T's & C's that you can just read. You agree to them. You click "agree" to carry on. You agree to the terms set out. This is enforceable. It's the same as when you read the T's & C's of software you install, that you won't use it for commerical use. You agree to it, you use the software. So if that software was used for commercial purposes, although you agreed to the T's & C's that it wouldn't, the software company can sue your arse.
They are a legal thing. Just because you think it's unreasonable doesn't mean jack shit to anyone. Your solicitor can argue all day about it not being reasonable, but if the other party have a solicitor with a better argument than yours, they will win.
Simple. As. That.
Unenforceable term is unenforceable."
Oh you are special, can't you see that it's just to prove a point? The researchers wouldn't want 250 first born children as a result of the experiment.
Think, if you can, of a coffee shop doing a similar thing with their T's & C's regarding their WiFi. They could easily put "To use this WiFi you agree to providing this coffee shop with your full name and address, bank details, and you also agree to setting up a standing order of £10 a month to use this WiFi". Realistically, you wouldn't accept these terms. But if you do, you couldn't then say to the judge "Your hounor, I didn't read the small print". Tough shit, you agreed to this to use the WiFi. Pony up.
Now, can you see where this non-MS propaganda is going?
Re: >> Thin, mostly plastic objects are snappy.
How the hell were they never sued for those rulers? They were no more shatter proof than the cheap chinese rulers you'd get at Poundland.
In the case of Skylight, it'll get changed to Microsoft Oversight.
The answer is simple:
Re: After reading the last two paragraphs,
Fairly sure Jimmy John's announced earlier this year that they would revert back to using the carbon copy method of card payments. So you've every right to face palm that.
Re: 6 Months Worth of Use
Well there was a few ways I could've gone about it, you're quite right regarding Jessie and that should be the basis for the comparison, but I haven't used Jessie. Always mean to do so but never find the time.
The one thing I love more than anything is Pantheon (the Elementary OS GUI). It's lovely, slightly buggy, but nice. I'd love it on top of my Debian install.
And I'm glad you agree regarding it definitely being beta - now imagine me using that between the hours of 9am to 6pm Mon - Fri for 6 months doing work. It mostly works, it just happens to screw up on the days when the whole world is imploding around me!
6 Months Worth of Use
I've used Elementary OS Freya for over 6 months, and I'd like to share my experience here so you can make a more informed choice.
Short answer is: wait until it comes out of Beta. It's not stable.
In the office environment I have, it's predominantly Windows PC's and Servers that make up the infrastructure. Myself and my assistant both run Linux. Up until I used Elementary, I used to run Debian 7 until I had a period of downtime where by I could afford to try another Linux distro out. I chose Elementary based on a glowing reference from a friend of mine who was trying it out. At this point I must add that this same person used Elementary for a month and switched back to Windows.
At the beginning, it worked absolutely fine. Fairly speedy, fairly easy to use, very Mac OS X like in the way things are laid out and designed.
The mail client (Geary) is lovely. Very simple and elegant - but would not work with my Exchange email account. In this case I had to switch to Thunderbird, and it works fine. Midori is the same, looked alright but it was an absolute pain to give it Flash support. I'm not even sure it has it even now, as I installed Firefox and have used that ever since.
The chinks in the armour start to appear about 2/3 months in to using Elementary. What started out as a rare event, but now happens increasingly often, the file manager wouldn't list the folders held on our Windows server. This meant a reboot of the system. Furthermore, the system will, at points, crash/hang. Doesn't happen often, but if it does happen it happens when the machine first starts up.
What has to be remembered with this distribution is that it's in Beta, so these issues are to be expected. However, I feel the beta period is too long for something that is given out as something that can be used by the general public. It'd be far better to still use Luna as a finished product and wait for Freya, but I'm not in charge of their development cycle.It's also worth noting that my assistants Debian 7 installation (which is essentially my old desktop) has not put a foot wrong.
I want to like Elementary, I really do, but it's just not that stable for me to have full confidence using it. I'm stuck with it now until at least January while I finish off another project, but after this I will resort back to using Debian 7.
So, please take my thoughts in to consideration when you're chosing your Linux Distro. Get Debian.
Because, as can be seen by the nudie celebrity photos, no one gives a damn about privacy until it's too late. Plus, I'd question how secure BlackBerry are if the President has one. Even if China can't hack in to it, doesn't mean the US can't.
But I'm glad for BlackBerry. I'm already saving up to buy the Passport!
Re: Fugly as all hell
"Do you think a banana would be appropriate for the new Iphone?"
A recycling centre would be more appropriate for the new iPhone.
Re: Fugly as all hell
I'd happily use a phone shaped as a turd if it did what I wanted it to do.
Typical bloody Apple fanboy, can't understand that there's more to functionality than just a shiny screen and a fruit logo on the back of it.
"my billing rate is $600/hour"
Can I have your job?
Shut up and take my money!!!!
Re: Indian cheapskates!
Welcome to The Register Mr.Farage.
Re: Liverpool underground nightclubs!
Doesn't Minecraft already have that in the form of caves full of creepers?
It's a design feature, it bends to better fit the contour of the persons head*
*phone must be placed in pocket with the screen facing outwards to make the most of this new feature
Yep, that was on this site.
Thing is, no one can be that stupid to drop their phone from a height above 3 feet, can they?
Re: What are your predictions?
I'd say it'd be a 51% Yes to be honest. Either way, I'd love it to be a Yes.
Re: Pots and Kettles
Don't you know? The NSA only hack peoples computers/Merkels phone for security reasons. So basically they're breaking in to your stuff to protect you from other people breaking in to your stuff.
See, makes sense! I for one welcome our new American
No, it just means you're a Pay As You Go customer.
All Mr.Putin is thinking is:
They'll be back.
You know why it was given away for free?
Because it's shite. They should've retired after "All That You Can't Leave Behind".
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