276 posts • joined Wednesday 14th September 2011 14:24 GMT
1.Send text message to get beer
2. Get charged via return text message...
3. return text message contains code to open "fridge" on the 'copter....
4. Beer ends up in right hands \o/
(Disclaimer, I work for a company who sell text messaging solutions so many my views are blurred by this, but haven't I just solved the problem?)
Re: The widespread belief that lithium-ion batteries don't suffer from “charge memory”
That's bad battery design.
The batteries physically expand as they charge. If they expand so much they become compressed they can be damaged. If their casing is so small they can't charge to full size? BAD DESIGN.
Then again it's Sony.... so I'm not too surprised.
They are ping pong balls. I guess they are following that "fit an experiement in a ping pong ball and you can send it into space" thing that seems to be popular currently.
Limited number of tries might help
I just tried it out. It let me retry as many times as I needed to hit the right combination.
For people who think themselves intelligent, they've utterly failed in understanding how spam bots work.
Re: Unsecured WiFi
You know, while this is a joke, it'd be a really REALLY good idea.
They could map out how much radiation they are seeing at various points to give some kind of "spread" map.
Re: Missing the obvious:
And gotten lots of nice free publicity.
Strange how that worked out so well eh?
Ah so your one of these homeless bods who never leaves his house right?
Shame that its the 0.01% of bacteria that make us Ill, eh?
Sadly all you've proven is we should either start eating poop or bow down to our poop eating overlords.
Not really.... thats the entire point of their design.
Re: (plus disk)
Theres no reason you can't build a raid on it...
Because its incredibly rare?
Why it's on the register is a little more questionable... (but I presume its in bootnotes or odds and sods.)
Re: Stupid little boy
With your lack of grammar it appears maybe you also should go back to school.
Re: A few days ago
There seems to be a semi-widespread reboot buy in 4.1.2.
Random reboots a go go :(
I've always had the most excellent support from dell, even without providing any other information than the ID of the box having issues.
I really can't fault them at all, which is surprising as at a consumer level I hear they are no longer so good as they used to be.
How about you give me that $10 and I'll tell you how to not connect it to your wifi network?
Re: There is a very clear risk
Sorry, you believe they noticed the hack the exact moment it happened?
There was no gap between hackers getting the username/password (why wasn't it encrypted - was it?) and twitter locking the accounts?
Of course there was a gap!. In that time you request a oauth login. Your now authenicated for life. Happy times.
Oh lord its that Dan Brown story - Angels and .... something I can't remember
Basically a fake encrypted file which no one can crack, the NSA goes bonkers trying to crack it while all along there is no secret to find.
Aren't all those stories about (South) Korea.... and PC gamers?
Did you miss the bit where the ice is actually growing then?
Re: Could it genuinely not be for file sharing?
You have sharing keys - keys which decrypt just whatever you've shared with whomever you give the key to.
However it doesn't seem to specify anywhere if you can give the same key out multiple times (print it on a website) or if it's on a per user basis (so someone writes a script to do it for you).
Nothing to fix here.... yet we are working on a fix.
Hmmm, banks really need to work on their technical speak. Claiming there is nothing to fix, yet they are actively working on a fix is really inspiring confidence :)
"The company would not be pinned down on the root cause of the problem, which it would only describe as "something from the weekend". A spokeswoman told The Reg: "There hasn't been a failure it was just something from the weekend that we are aware of and working to fix.""
Re: Distros - quickie analysis
CoD?..... maybe, I've not tried it
Word - Wine.
Excel - Wine
Lightroom - Wine I believe
Photoshop - Wine (cs2 works at least, not tried with latest but if your a graphical designer you can afford to pay for windows anyway).
Re: What irks me about their argument
Israel. No mass shootings of children by raging teens for over 10 years!
Re: I like it
Because it isn't easy already?.
Does it make me easier to rob? Not really.
Does it reduce the lack of security they must go through to identify themselves as me? No.
Does it directly give them all my cash? No.
Re: Dyslexic analysis disorder
As someone with depression, I can understand the link quite easily.
Its rather more effort to make coffee than reach down and open up another can of that lovely sweet cola I have sitting beside me.
Re: i hope the store crashes and burns then i hope the ashes crash as well
Shame for RHEL/Fedora then.
On gentoo I can install UT2k3/2k4 quite happily, Quake3 as well - I know these work as I've done it. There's likely other commercial software too.
Re: What a waste of a morning
I'd like to see a study on how they change during the process of drinking. My friends have noticed an amusing trend that the more I drink, the better I become on FPS's.
I've come to the conclusion that this is due to me relaxing, and being less twitchy while aiming and so getting better at aiming....
Few years later we'll see the argument for giving all the troops rations of beer when out in the field ;)
How many browser frameworks you got?
How many Porn Apps?
How many changable batteries?
Come back when you realize what choice actually is. Its the ability to choose freely, not be given the option of "death by drowning or death by lack of oxygen due to water inhalation".
Re: Biased article
Legally a phone line provider must provide the ability to call 999 i believe.... or something to this effect. VoIP has no way of ensuring this, and so no one seems to provide "just" that - however I think you could register for skype/google talk or something?
BT and others do offer *some* voip stuff, however you might not of been aware it was using voip at the time, and as it still requires the line to your house, you wouldn't make a saving there?
I think we have a winner.
Youtubes latest upgrade which you can play with if you manage to get lucky (I've had it appear once) with a pop out window.
Basically its a controller-less interface which you then control remotely by pairing another device to allow you to skip videos, and navigate totally from else where.
It wouldn't take much to push this out further, having any TV run a simple "google" app that is controlled like this, via phone, or tablet which you do all your browsing on.
Re: Useful at all?
Anyone needing to protect their data that badly...
1. Doesn't host it locally
2. has self destruct mechanisms for wiping the data in an emergency. (Yes, i believe one hosting company attempted to design a system which used thermite for this purpose).
Re: 300+$ for such a limited tool?
The funny part is when the police cut the power prior to entering to confuse and disorinate anyone inside.
Re: Dead on arrival...
The fact isn't that the game is shit - the fact is the blurb for the game claims a lot of things about the game which simply aren't true.
Number of players is wrong, in game area is wrong, there is no buyable experience points, but they do have buyable (with real money) weaponary, many many more things.
It was clearly more fun to poke fun at someones comment than actually doing the small amount of research required. As for GAME, I'm not sure who'd be liable if they sold a game which advertised having things it didn't as most of the staff wouldn't have the means to check ( I worked there for awhile) however we'd prob refund it as faulty.
Maybe the stream only ever really tries upto about 3Mbps?
Re: RE: 6 women and a man?
As a bloke who regularly got followed by security guards I know exactly what he looks like.
He'll be scruffy looking, with long hair. He'll be slightly geeky.
He'll walk in wearing a long leather trenchcoat or something simular, walk around the store looking at random products.
Why do I know this? Because all security guards seem to be idiots who ignore the ladies and follow the guy who "LOOKS" like a thief. Mean while they empty the place.
Ah AC, do you have an example? I've been using G+ from an early invite and I've never gotten any spam about it.
Then again your posting as AC so I suspect trolling is afoot.
Re: Is this growth or just re-assignment?
I believe it means the Google Hangout feature - which lets you do a multiple webcam chat ala "Skype".
Re: Google worries me
Indeed, when it finally means I get adverts that are both relevant and maybe advertises will learn not to use explosive flashing ads to try and get my attention then again, I'm all for it.
I've _never_ brought something online from clicking an ad online, I go directly to sites to buy things I already know I want before I even booted the system. I don't see what they hope to get from me, but if it means I get more wonderful free services as I have now then go ahead.
Re: I wonder...
Well salt doesn't make it harder to crack at all, it just means your rainbow tables are useless.
As for how long to crack SHA-512....
Well a post on stack overflow puts it at 10^128 years, if your using a standard "desktop" - while this machine is designed specifically for these kinds of attacks, it still in no way puts a dent in the time taken to brute force a SHA-512 for now, as long as no exploits are found.
~(All figures are off the top of my head/off random pages on the net).
Hmmmm not surprising
I heal incredibly fast - fast enough that doctors and nurses after operations have commented on how quickly I've recovered. I also recover quickly from anesthetic as well.... leading to some weird effects when I wake up far sooner than they expect.
Genetic mutation? I'd think so, and its quite common too..... though it won't spread much as it doesn't really give any ability to live longer/stronger/faster than anyone else.
Re: Do they ?
So what is quoted is in fact correct - VM have no control over which content is provided to you, they just push the service down their network.
Re: Oh Dear. Another target for the Virus writers to go after
When was the last time you actually saw a destructive virus?
The virus writers are just rubbing their hands in glee at the mess which is windows 8, causing everyone to stay on 7/XP
So is that +13c?
Double negative and all...
Re: Making a stand.... or just thick ?
The encryption is done with software, which is on the disk.
Unless he was using an external boot disk (and lets be honest, so far the hackers in the news don't appear to be all that ;)) then the software for decrypting is clearly visible on the disk before the encrypted data.