2014 posts • joined 4 Oct 2011
Strange but amazing
As soon as they are activated the 'where's my ipad etc' comes into play. I'd be surprised if they didn't have the serial numbers of all the devices that were stolen.
Strangely, in the same newspapers they also reported that the doors to the Microsoft flagship store had been left open after the store closed over the New Year. Apparently, when staff returned they found they had an extra 200 Surfaces piled up on the counter. Police are looking at CCTV images but state that no crime has been committed.
Re: ...spend “is not proportional to its effectiveness”
Just like in medicine, a human being can be innoculated against certain nasties because the virus is known and measures to deal with them are already in place.
If a virus has mutated or something 'new' appears research is needed to develop the drug to deal with it.
I have no idea what point the article is trying to make. Anti virus software will always be better at dealing with what is known, than what has not been discovered yet. As soon as it has been discovered Norton, Kaspersky etc get on the case and update their data bases accordingly.
This protects us from the majority of the script kiddies, unfortunately some will get through every now and again until the 'cure' has been developed.
These is nothing new in the Imperva research, sounds like it is scare mongering to further whatever they are offering to sell.
The only way of getting around it with legitimate companies who think it is important to email you every week with an offer is to use a disposable address, collect the receipt when it's sent, have the item delivered and them shut the email address down.
Ferrari and Porsche
Make watches as do other prestige names, but that doesn't make them any less tacky.
An iWatch will be perfect for the Chav in your life, to go with his Burberry hat and Aston Martin key ring.
Re: Paranoia strikes again
Yes, the UK Goverment is also exhibiting signs that they are coming down with it.....
It is certainly a virulent disease.
Not to the Chinese it isn't, it's a huge amount of money compared to the Chinese living wage of 23p per day. The pay out is relative.
The court also doesn't want to over indulge the claimants with millions, otherwise they might get ideas above their station.
Paranoid? I've every right to be.
The State will use FEAR against the population, they welcome any news that generates fear in our communities, they emphasise crime, terrorism and anything else that can be put on the band wagon.
Then they strike with legislation, dripping restrictions and surveillance into law. The population sleep walks into this until the Government has micro control over our lives.
Of course all data will be kept safe, data on our children will be kept safe (their school record already follows them for the rest of their lives) and if you have NOTHING TO HIDE you have nothing to fear, except your liberty and freedom of speech. If you offend them you can be arrested, if you expose them you may die in prison (Putin, I'm pointing at you). There is not a country in the world that is not moving in this direction.
In two years there will be a vote, sadly all the Parties are the same when it comes to manipulation of the population. Are we paranoid? We should be.
If you have NOTHING TO HIDE then why should you fear the Government legislation?
The slippery slope
The slippery slope, just what they are doing in the UK.
Drip feed the legislation, nothing too controversial, drip by drip by drip.
However just to make sure, it is always important for the Government to introduce something that will scare the population out of all proportion to the problem. Keep the population in fear and you can pass just about any law you want.
Re: Certianly have a use...
You Boss replaced his laptop with a Surface, and he is the BOSS?
Has your business gone bust yet?
Bought my wife a £179 Asus notebook, works for her, keeps her off the main computer, she can email, Skype, Facebook, Google etc.
Why pay £1000 for the same functionality?
That will just about pay for the tea and biscuits, a tnt drop in a massive ocean and Osbourne thinks it will make great headlines.
To land vertically?
Fuel costs may actually be affordable but capacity and payload of the extra fuel necessary for this kind of thing would be huge. One reason NASA didn't consider it was not that the technology was too complex but that the rocket would have had to be 3 times the size.
Payload/weight have always been an issue in aviation and space flight and bigger does not always translate to better. Still good effort but I think the concept is a dead end unless gravity can be eliminated on earth.
On El Reg a few weeks ago?
Is this a low news day that it needs be to regurgitated?
And YOU want to tryst your data with the cloud?
Make it so much easier....
As one friend of mine experienced, waiting at a tube station an arranged internet date that did not arrive, she waited for the next one, still did not arrive. Finally she tried to phone, no answer but then a text arrived...
'Saw you waiting, didn't like the look of you so have gone to meet someone else'
After all the 'this is the fastest most secure browser ever'........
Thankfully I don't use it.
AC 13:45 opinions are valid in the context of the previous comments that have been made, he has not made a political statement and I doubt that he is uneducated.
'On 13 March 1996, unemployed former shopkeeper Thomas Hamilton (born Thomas Watt, Jr. 10 May 1952) walked into Dunblane Primary School Scotland armed with two 9 mm Browning HP pistols and two Smith & Wesson M19 .357 Magnum revolvers, all legally held. He was carrying 743 cartridges, and fired his weapons 109 times. The subsequent police investigation revealed that Hamilton had loaded the magazines for his Browning with an alternating combination of full-metal-jacket and hollow-point ammunition.' Wikipedia.
He killed 16 young children then himself.
The UK Government banned pistols outright and brought in stricter controls on all other firearms. Now to even own a shotgun you have to show that the weapon is kept securely, that you have a legitimate use for it, a police officer will visit your home, you will be checked for suitability, your doctor may be asked about you, your family will be interviewed and even your neighbours may be asked about you.
The NRA response to the similar incident in Newtown is to put armed guards into schools and arm teachers. Who will check the checkers?
That is a statement of fact. While it is impossible to eliminate every risk removing the general availability of weapons it helps, however to British eyes the response beggars belief and reinforces our view of the stereotypical American. To call someone an 'Asshole' for stating his views shows a lack of understanding and education on your part.
THE FACEBOOK STALKERS CHARTER
Yes to all you prospective STALKERS out there, you pays your money and hey presto you can now message those people who defriended you because of your deviant behaviour.
Only 50 cents a poke and that's no joke.
Amazingly cool and easy to repair
UK the leaders in cryptography until they began relying on Microsoft computer technology.
It's has obviously not been designed for the locals, they are not allowed computers....
End of the world?
Thank God I won't have to pay my tax bill....
They will of course only go for the ones they don't like, Israel will be safe, the UK will be stuffed.
Will the students leave thousands in debt or just a monthly payment to Apple?
Better watch out for malware and viruses, the lid might close at a most inopertune time.....
Or it might harvest your 'information' to sell at at a later date.
If an Iranian finds a spelling error in his work it is obviously down to the Great Satan America hacking his pencil and paper.
Paranoid or what?
I haven't bothered downloading Google Maps, I find it more fun using Apple Maps on my iphone as everyday it brings a surprise!
Like private 'vanity plates' on cars it's just soooo Chav.
Bring the price of a ticket down
And piracy would be solved.
Have you seen the traffic
In India, the way they drive?
They'll struggle to employ anyone.
Believe this lot over anything, if they walked in and told me it was raining outside I would check for myself.
They use this as a softening up technique, then backtrack but the real terms and conditions will be softened to what they wanted in the first place.
Its a sales technique, hit them with a high price, then offer a discount, only the discount never existed, it was always going to be sold at the 'discount price' anyway.
I say f**kem and watch them bleed during the exodus.
Is this exactly what EE is trying and doing to us in the UK?
accounts of the lives of people who think there every move is of interest to the rest of us when in fact they spout inane, useless, meaningless, miserable, boring, brain destroying drivel in an attempt to justify their self important role in society.
Their motto, 'I tweet therefore I am,' gives them justification for foisting their misery on the rest of us.
This will be the beginning of he end, most people become ad blind after a while anyway, or use a program to block the ads from playing.
Re: How would they know?
Yes but you still have to follow the law if the land.
Do you think you would get away with nudity on a beach in Saudi because it happens to be legal on a beach in Germany?
Is it ok to gamble on the Internet while living in New York when the site is hosted in the UK?
I'd be investigating
How so much money was made from a failed company and if this was already the business plan when they bought Comet.
Bit harsh 10 years
Especially when you consider all the positive publicity she got out of it!
Doing it for the consumer?
Yeah right, you mean dong it for the bottom line and profit you mean.
Their own Internet, unplugged from the rest of the world!
Now that's exactly how to keep the peasants under control.
China produce so many mobile phones, every shape and size, 3 sim, 4 sim phones with technology to match, 1,2,3,4 and now probably 5 core mobiles. They are all fit for purpose and if you want an iphone get a copy at a tenth of the price.
That's why no ones bothered anymore. Oh and you might just get turned down for a job if you have one.
I would like to know
How many times the banks have known about this kind of thing but have never bothered telling the customer. The onus is on the customer to find and then prove the loss.
That's what wives are for.
Now that it is harvest time, all your information can move and be shared by Facebook at faster speeds.
She is obviously an unlikable person that she so annoyed the jury they stuffed her three time.
Lady, get over here and have your case hear in a UK court, it will be a £5,20 fine per song but with the added bonus of getting a free flight home when being extradited. You can then claim in humane treatment and live happily for the rest of you life on benefits and have all you housing costs paid for!
Get the canoe out and don't forget the paddles.
It was always going to be this way,
A simple "fu*k you, there's no way you gonna get your hands on the net" prior to wasting all this time energy and expense would have been better.
I see it is time
To make some apple juice.
Re: How humiliating
I like the fact that no one can find me.
With their reputation I can't see any of them actually spending any money on it even if it is subsidised.
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