1068 posts • joined 14 Jun 2007
"This topic is closed for new posts"
The article is less than a few hours old!
"Martha Lane Fox, Baroness Lane-Fox of Soho, co-founder of Lastminute.com, said: “The new generic domain names are a big change to the web. .london offers businesses and organisations in the capital a chance to be at the cutting edge of that change and show the world how innovative they can be.”"
Sigh. It's a bloody domain name. How innovative can that be?
Anyway, what with nominet now selling their soul too, london.uk will be with us soon. And we already have london.com, london.org, london.net, london.org.uk, london.co.uk..... How on earth did London survive up until now without this 'innovative' new domain?
Re: If they were serious about punishment
"Call me pathetic all you like but the fact that the first comment on this article was a pathetic dig at Microsoft says a lot more about the commenters on this website than anything else."
Totally agree. I know this is a site full of geeks, but still I was shocked by the lack of real-world-understanding show by these commentards, their upvotes, and your downotes. Not that it's important, but I'm one of the few who upvoted you, and downvoted them.
The replies on this topic are more like those on sickipedia.
I'm sure the parents.......
.... of the 69 teenagers he slaughrered would love their children to be able to play a playstation2.
Die slowly and painfully you sicko freak
Re: A couple of points
"Second, while I am sure that Ms. Mulqueeny knows exactly what she's talking about, I am equally sure that I don't. Could somebody post a translation for American readers?"
... and for us brits too!
Re: "Coding" a website in an hour?
"bugger-flows" was meant to read 'buffer overflows', obviously(!)
Re: Missing title.
"Huh. El. Reg ate my title whilst my comment was sitting waiting for moderator approval. (What triggers that, anyway? Comment length? My other comment on another story appeared right away and I wrote it after this one)."
Certain artcles (like this one) are flagged so that all comments require moderation.
I think in other cases, certain keywords may trigger moderation, also (maybe?) weighted against posters general posting history and reputation, but I'm not sure on this.
Re: Preparation for September
You're asking us? But we're all misogynists and snobs!
Actually, I had a look at the link, and it was lacking in any detail, from what I could see.
"Coding" a website in an hour?
I'm certainly not an elitist snob, and welcome anything that can improve coding skills, but that's justnit : Improving skills.
Ok, so in a short time, someone may be able to knock up a program or website that 'sort of' works, but they'll gave no understanding of how things actually work - it will be more tag-soup html, a return to 'geocities'-type sites, and as for coding: inefficient use of cpu or memory, or stability or security, bugger-flows and hack-vectors abound!
Listen again to that Newsnight clip, and whenever the kiddies or adults say 'coding', substitute in the words 'plumbing', 'building', or 'wiring'.
It basically sounds like encouraging cowboys
Re: 7 days ago "timestamp"
"(even Facebook, when they made similar changes [ 'xxx days ago' ] kept the timestamp for posts less than 48(?) hours old.)"
Ok, i now notice that for recent posts, a more granular timescale is used.
I must have missed that, so apologies...
Still, you aren't getting your ball back and get orrrf my land!
"As I recall, the comment text has just got bigger - but the handle text smaller? Or maybe it's just the handle not going up with comment text size - and it now looking smaller?"
I agree. Well, to me, the comment text seems the same, but as I'm forvever pinch-zooming in/out on all sites on this tablet, I may well have compensated for any change without remembering.
However, the handle-text is definitely smaller - at least as related to the comment text, and as you mentioned in your previous post, this also makes the 'link to post' less obvious, and more fiddly to use.
I fortunately don't have any sight problems, but then am more likely to have things generally smaller than othes might, so as to fit more on the screen at once, and keep the main text to a comfortable reading size, so ultimately, I think the issue is to do with proportions rather than specific size per se. (After all, people can zoom in/out pages, and have all sorts of different size monitors, and indeed, sit all sorts of distances away from the screen! )
Re: 7 days ago "timestamp"
Arrrrrgh. Totally agree.
This is a news site. Stories change by the minute. It was bad enough when the time was removed from articles (there can be a big difference between a breaking-news story posted at 9.30am or at 4.30pm) but now we can't tell when comments are posted either?
And as the Evil Auditor points out, without proper threading, this timestamp was even more necessary.
Sorry to sound negative, but I really can't see any advantage in the change, and many disadvantages (even Facebook, when they made similar changes [ 'xxx days ago' ] kept the timestamp for posts less than 48(?) hours old.)
"My other suggestion would be to have an identifier to the parent comment within a reply comment, perhaps something like "In reply to <username> <subject title> posted <date-time>" in the comment header."
I suggested that on this very same page!
I give up.
Re: CyberStreet = Sesame Street
Sesame Street is well known this side of the pond too!
I think 'aqua' was the first foreign word I learnt! Dunno why that particular word featured so prominently!
People use mobiles and tablets these days too!
Crawls along so slowly on my tablet, it's unusable.
Re: I dislike Apple
"tl;dr Don't slag off someone until you know they deserve it. Then rip them to shreds and stick to facts. Keeps any flame wars short :)"
Pro-tip: Read posts carefully before replying, and also read replies to them before replying yourself!
"I'm guessing you've never even tried one, probably can't affair to e judging by the childish dig at Apple in your post."
Haham typical rabid fanboi. One *hint* of an attack and you lose your heads. Read his post again. He wasn't criticising the iphone, he was critiscising the iphone criticisers, so mouthing off at him is a bit oof an own goal don't cha' think?
LOL Is it called 'copy' ??!
On android, the apk file is stored untouched, and unzipped on run, not just on install. It's basically a .jar file with bits
"You're still using ALSA? How very 2005.
It's PulseAudio these days if you want to go to that low a level and not just drag in OpenAL Soft, SDL::Mixer or some other cross-platform sound library."
Nooooo. Using OSS on not-Linux. channel mixing has been around like, forever. And per-channel mixing has been a few years too.
Pulse audio etc. are sound servers anyway - they still talk to alsa/oss at the lower level!
"I could say Linux kernel only, or XBox only etc, and nobody at all can force me to change my mind.
One of the above has been done several times."
Indeed you are correct. The number of programs that unnecesarily use linux-hooks is staggering.
When a Linux user moans about programs not being portable, generally he/she really means that said program doesn't run on Linux - if a program only runs on Linux, then everyone else 'should be using llinux' anyway.
It's not just with totally differrent operating systems - In Linux, if an implementation doesn't work properly, instead of fixing it, Linux people rewrite a new standard.
OSS -> ALSA anyone? And yku only have to go by the names to see how much Linux folk really care about portability. The 'O' in OSS stands for 'open'; the 'L' in ALSA stands for 'Linux'...
And now the Unix world is facing similar crap with the move to udev/upower etc. when better solutions already exist elsewhere, and of course, the 'software should be portable' vocalists then change their code only to work with these Linuxisms.....
Sigh, the hypocracy of some people in the Linux camp when moaning about Microsoft is probably going to be highlighted by the amount of downvotes with no reasoned comeback this post and others receive if they dare criticise anything-Linux.
Bring it on, fanbois!
Re: You want Europe to lead Kleiner?
"Convince the telcos to offer decent plan prices over data"
You've not been to America then?
I'vs just completed this new 4 week diet....
....All I lost was 28 days
Re: I thought my marching days were over
"Try mentioning Sony, Apple and/or the US justice system in a positive light and see how many downvotes you garer!
While the freetards are legion here, they are IMHO vastly outnumbered by the anti-anycompanythatisuccessfulandintendstomakemoney crowd"
Fair point, and I actually agree with you!
Surprising that a world renowned crypto expert could fall for a phishing attack....
Re: I thought my marching days were over
" And yet you and I both took time to comment on the story, Obama takes time out of his day to comment on it, the CBC, NY Times and NY Post to articles on it."
P_0 said that there is hardly a murmur in the UK, and the UK press apart from the Guardian and El Reg are largely ignoring it, so I'm not quite sure how you can disagree with that by mentioning postings on the Reg, the US President, and US media!!
Also why all the downvotes? Commentards on El Reg don't usually unfairly downvote legitimate comments based on facts unless they are perceived as anti-Linux!
"Upvote this post if you want to end government snooping on our private data"
See? I can do my bit for the cause too!
The cheek of it, posting on here, Roy.
Your name is like MUD around these parts! (*rimshot*) :-)
Eve ? huh?
Am I the only Reg reader to have never heard of this game?
Re: Slow News Day
How did we ever survive without it (!)
(apologies for twatterism)
"Windows 7, an operating system that will turn five years old this year..
....Windows 7 support is set to continue in earnest until mid-January 2015, when the OS is slated to exit the mainstream support cycle and begin a five-year run as a limited "extended" support product "
"Most companies i know are still ridding themselves of xp by rolling out windows 7.
Hardly going to switch to Win8 but don't let that stop the kids declaring epic fail.
The sooner the principle that 'identity' can be somewhat stolen so easily is extinguished, the better.
Those silly 'memorable' questions etc. mean I could probably get the password reset on accounts of many people I know, and half the population of my village.
If some company erroneously gives things to someone else thinking that it is me, how the hell should it be my problem?
'Mitchell and Webb' put it far better than I could: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CS9ptA3Ya9E
Re: Actually, to be fair...
" I resent people who are stupid enough not to question shit like this in the first place."
With the way DRM is continually misrepresented, I wouldn't expect a typical non-techie horny teenager to not believe the snapchat hype...
Mind you, having said that, the ability to take a photo of a phone screen should be obvious...
Too little, too late.
Apologising because of the bad press you've received is simply a PR exercise.
The 'feature' is now, at last, rate-limited? How the hell was this not always the case, and why did it take so long to make this simple fix anyway?
Anyway, all it will take is some scandal involving some dodgy pics that someone has saved and republished, and your house of cards will collapse.
Too harsh? I resent anything and anyone that lulls people who don't know any better into a false sense of security.
" My desktop machine at home is my equivalent of a cloud server, with all my music, videos, documents and pictures on it. I then rsync all or a subset of this between my laptop, tablet and phone."
I do similar, but also use a cheapo pay-as-you-go phone with 15 quid for 30 days unlimited data (which I already have for other purposes) so I can stream my personalstuff over the internet, therefore not needing to store/sync much on the phone itself.
A *true* 'private cloud' !
Mobile data caps?
I remember those!
It wasn't all that long ago that the USA was way cheaper for internet (and comms in general) access than the UK.
Free local calls and phones in the bedroom were just a teenagers wet dream
Re: One of life's little ironies
" Perhaps the cause of this is the 200m North Hessary Tor transmitter that is within spitting distance of HMP Dartmoor at Princetown?
.... which transmits TV and radio only, and has bugger all to do with mobile comms!
Re: A bit amateur-ish and not entirely honest, it seems
" Status page in-house? That's going to be very helpful if things go belly-up. Not."
Indeed. And their DNS servers, according to Coward, above. Even my 2-bit setup has DNS in geographically (and 'networkally' different areas)
I understand you have infrastructure issues. To help, I offer to host your network status page.
Re: Let the punishment fit the crime
" Make the perp serve out his term in an airline terminal, living on airline food and sleeping on hard plastic seats under fluorescent lights."
You'd have to expose government departments abuse of the Nations privacy to get that punishment.
I can just imagine the excitement raging amongst teenage girls when they discovered they could use their bitcoins to buy 'crops' for their 'farms' (!)
Seriously, though, whilst I can see bitcoin benefitting from more 'official' endorsement, I can't see it as anything other than a PR exercise for Zynga!
Re: what to write
Then just copy everything the NSA has.
"Microsoft Office 1002014 cannot read this file"
I'm sorry, but that document seems to have been produced in an earlier version of Office.
Please ask the originator to upgrade to the latest version of Office, and resend.
Microsoft Office 1002014 offers all the must have features critical for productive work in todays environment. Anything else is sooooooo 1002013.
Re: Thirsty! @ Gordon 10
" Now, I'd be very surprised if you saw Coke commercials during this past Santa season, because there weren't any. Coke didn't advertise at all this year. They took their entire advertising budget and sunk it into rebuilding the Philippines after that area got devastated by typhoons last fall."
Fair dos. Got to give them credit for that. I'm even more impressed due to the fact I didn't even know about it until you posted it.
Re: Not what it's cracked up to be
silent_count • joined Monday 21st November 2011 01:09 GMT
" They were silent 9's. :)"
Bloody hell - you've waited over 2 years to be able to make a post entirely relevant to your username!
Re: just another wanker millennial taking advantage of the same
I was thinking the same.
Initially, I thought he was a bit of a nob with a big ego for turning down the *huge* Facebook offer, but gave him the benefit of the doubt - assuming there was some real reason he couldn't accept the offer due to circumstances we don't know about.
But now, added with this - and his response - and the revelation that they nicked someone else's idea anyway.....
Re: The sheeple are so gullible
Naaaah, grumpy old-man-Bryant.
Brighthouse?! Does the monthly fee get broken down into smaller 'more manageable' payments that end up costing you 50% more? :-)
Anyway, yeah, returning a wildcard instead of NX is yucky, but if any changes to the external domain system can affect your internal stuff, you have a badly setup system! - both for reliability and security reasons...
Still, just run your own dns server, and skip the ISP altogether...
Re: ICO could do some real work for once
The appbrain ad detector program ( http://www.appbrain.com/app/appbrain-ad-detector/com.appspot.swisscodemonkeys.detector uses a backend database of apps to automatically warn you if you try to install an app with dodgy permissions (not just ads)
How it went down:
"I've been going over the expense returns, and it seems you've claimed for vodka. Care to explain yourselves?"
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