516 posts • joined Thursday 14th June 2007 21:06 GMT
Re: Republicans are about Campaign Cash from Big Business and the Rich
You presumably got downvoted by the stupid redneck tea-party idiots the republicans exploit - the very same people who would be far WORSE under a republican leadership
If you are streaming, you ARE downloading
p.s. when will el-reg allow us to msg contributors?
If what you are saying is true, then fair enough, and you don't deserve the downvotes.
I can see how pirates would have a vested interest in cracking the systems, but then why publish it?
I think these people are simply the bedroom geeks who want an open system for experimenting and linux etc.
The only people I know in my age groups that use the internet and DON'T use facebook are saddo geeks with no social life, much, I expect like you Mr Coward.
My friends that do use facebook often use it to arrange social events and post photos of their partying
Whilst I don't like the changes, I take issue with the statement that they will encourage people to share more personal info.
If anything, it's the other way around. The info that is being displayed was always visible to anyone who cared to click the persons 'info' link.
Now, if people are uncomfortable seeing their info visible, they can take steps to remove it.
exporting facebook data
It is easy to export your facebook data via the developers api
Facebook even has it's own backup service that lets you backup all your data as html files, img files, etc. in a zip file
Account (top right) -> Account settings -> Download your information
The spell checker is part of your browser, not the site. Presumably you have the US dictionary installed!
Re: Not much has improved since my day, then
Sounds the same experience I had in the late 80's
All universities said "no prior knowledge" required, and at one university, the person I went to see said it was actually better to have no prior qualifications.
Seeing as I had an A at O level, then got an A at A level, and a 1(distinction) at S level, I had no intention on doing a course with people with no knowledge, so I fell back to my second love, electronic engineering
I still went into the computer industry, and was employed on my knowledge rather than qualifications.
After a while we developed a "unix test" for future employees. It wasn't hard - any seasoned unix programmer / systems guy should have easily got 100%, but some of these so called experts were getting 20% or less
Yes, there are capacity problems, but at least they acknowledge it.
Your exchange capacity upgrade date: http://www.talktalkmembers.com/content/view/109/149/
"If you live in the arse end of nowhere you shouldn't expect the same service as people living in the bright lights of civilisation."
Yet you townies expect the same service, at the same price for food, milk, and oh, yes, your water supply
by that argument.....
you'd cut of USA as most spam comes from there
"A mere 20 months after the English"
Whilst I agree that some things being devolved are a waste of money, it's your overall attitude which typifies why some of us are pleased to have devolution.
So, were the English too pig headed to "look over the wall" at Wales removing parking charges in Hospitals?
I seem to recall that England was over a year later coming up with that one, and they've dropped the idea now too
.Facebook uses Akamai for the static files, such as photos, images, etc.
They don't use it for the main www site normally.
However, yesterday, during the outage, they changed the DNS entry for www.facebook.com to point to:
root@northway# host www.facebook.com.
www.facebook.com is an alias for sorry.ak.facebook.com.edgesuite.net.
sorry.ak.facebook.com.edgesuite.net is an alias for a1030.g.akamai.net.
a1030.g.akamai.net has address 184.108.40.206
a1030.g.akamai.net has address 220.127.116.11
As they said, they needed to stop all traffic to fix the problem, so temporarily diverting to their network of akamai servers seemed to be way they chose to do it
Re: It makes me cross
I'm with you. Some of the replies were so mind blowingly dumb that I first laughed, and then got angry at the ignorant arrogance of these people.
I don't mind people who aren't knowledgeable on a particular subject (there are MANY that I am clueless about), but I hate people who think they are knowledgeable when they aren't, or those that just lie and bullshit
I await lots of the usual self-righteous comments, so I'll summarise them so you don't have to:
1) Who cares? It's only facebook.
2) Facebook is for saddos. No-one with a real life uses it.
3) Facebook is evil. They steal all your information and send it to advertisers
4) Anyone who uses facebook deserves all they get
5) Facebook is always going slow or breaking down.
Any I've missed?
You've basically described the <embed> tag
get_iplayer has been forked, and someone else is actively developing it. The forked version works just as well as the original used to
anon is right
for a while there were many search engines, but after a while, altavista became the google of its day.
no-one thought anything could ever overtake altavista
and that's bad how?
If you are too dull to be able to refuse something you know you can't pay back, then you don't deserve a bank account.
There was a story a few years back of an American woman who sued a bank claiming she got into so much debt because they gave her a high credit card limit
Bloody hell, the 'blame someone else' culture pisses me off.
Learn some self-responsibility people!
I knew there'd be some post calling facebook users saddos.
Thanks for not disappointing me, moron!
Facebook is great for keeping up with real life friends, and organising nights out etc.
But I guess you need real friends to appreciate that.
why are you laughing?
I'm not a linux fanboi, but this isn't an operating system security flaw - no more than it would be a windows flaw if someone downloaded a similiarly trojuned windows executable.
However, the danger to the OS is much less than it would be with windows, so you fail
There is the iframe option or the 'fbml' option.
In the second case, the facebook server calls your URL, retrieves the webpage, sanatises it, and serves the result to the user.
A thought on their process (ignoring the fact a throwaway mobile is cheap for serious fraudsters)
1) create app through legitimate account.
2) assign 'app privilege' to dodgy account.
3) remove app privilege from real account.
I wonder if they keep a 'paper trail' to avoid this situation?
No difference! Do any of you know how to hide your groups from the world?
Apart from a pretty little box and the default settings option, there really is no change.
It's the same seperate privacy options, just looking slightly different.
Did you know, your group affiliation is open to everyone?
Try and find the setting for that... Nope, it's not under privacy, it's under "application setttings" - search for group, and edit the settings there.
Group lists, an 'application' ?
Total fail. PR exercise only.
Um... So how come they are still on air?
Teletext Holidays, telextext rabbit etc.
What use is a fine if they allow them to still run the teletext services they want to?
They butchered the term
IBM was successful it getting the generic "PC" to mean IBM (and compatible) machine.
MS was successful in getting the generic 'windows' to mean MS windows.
Apple, through this campaign, have now got people assuming that 'PC' means "Computer running MS windows"
I own a PC, but there's nothing MS on it dammit!
there is actually a link to delete (not just disable) a facebook account.
The account is deactivated, and you have 14 days to re-activate it, otherwise it's permanently deleted (so they say)
More info here: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=16929680703
"The incident eventually led to the woman at the centre of the case losing her job and requiring medical attention. She is seeking $600,000. ®"
The 'incident' that led to that was her bloody affair in the first place.
He could have found out many other ways - seeing them, a friend telling him.. Who would she have sued then?
Any $600,000 should go to the husband, FROM her. Evil bitch.
oh dear... I'm showing my ignorance, sorry!
it's worse than 1984
in 1984 they were just watching .....
I understand what you were saying, but my post was FROM the point of view of the companies, not the developer!
I guess I didn't realise that that part of the story had been 'missed' - seems they only noticed the verizon part of the story.
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