647 posts • joined Saturday 16th June 2007 23:09 GMT
Why is it,
that when I read this title and story, the first thing that came to mind was the BOFH?
And because of that, things can only possibly end badly...
I love the law.
Calling someone and abusing them is considered harrassment and/or stalking.
The other way around is considered legal, because any caller that gets abused themselves has the good sense not to call again, thus, the caller has full control over their own abuse.
Some telemarketers don't learn though.
Most have the good sense to not call back, but the ones that do, get both barrels.
I had one overseas telemarketer call me back *three* times telling me I can't do that.
And yet I did. :-)
It's been said before, but you don't listen, so I'll say it again.
"Tablets are going to be a lot bigger than everyone realizes."
They died in the 90's for good reason. And they were full-blown PCs too, not the knobbled low-end toy processor you find in PDAs and such which are severly limited in functionality they're trying to tell you is the next big thing today.
They *thought* it was an inside job?
It took them two hours to realise an entire truck was missing in an environment where the keys are obviously easily accessible?
And this obviously makes it an inside job? A casual passer-by could have done it.
I know it *was* an inside job, but the point is, with that lax security, what were they expecting?
It smells like... like... bullshit.
If the study doesn't name names, the study ain't worth shit.
Saying that "There are no guarantees apps for Apple's iPhone or Research in Motion's Blackberry would fare any better if subjected to the same scrutiny" does nothing if they haven't actually BEEN put under the same scutiny.
Till that happens, it serves as scaremongering against Android, and perhaps lead the market towards Apple or RIM on the basis that Security By Obscurity is a good thing. Or maybe that what you don't know won't hurt you...
I on the other hand see this as first class, complete and absolute, full up and down, grade A bullshit.
And I'm not buying it.
As the saying goes..
"Privacy International said on Monday that it plans to sue ACS:Law for violating the privacy of internet users over the security breach"
Those who live by the sword, die by the sword.
Gotta love it!
As if it wasn't bad enough that Apple turds can't resist playing games on their iPhones on my daily train commute. Now the Kindle brigade (clearly bored with reading books) are going to join them too.
JMP @ Is "Pad" next?JMB
It's already been done:
Perhaps he should take "fanboi" and be done with it. After all, it's his idiot fans that keep buying all this pod and pad rubbish.
Come on really, you've forgotten a couple more gadgets...
Firstly, a strip of tape to insulate the antennas, and a jailbreak kit designed for the average joe.
Those two things should make the iPhone 4 merely useful, verses, well, useless.
What? Too soon?
Let's see how well the PM functions as an IT manager...
They tried their hand here in Australia, and think it's a good idea to create a fibre to the home network at x5+ the cost it was done in other countries.
Then they invent a super secret internet filter that removes normal porn, casino sites and R rating games sites (as well as a dentist just in case he tried something funny).
Seriously, if a corporate flavoured IT manager tried that here, he'd find his brake lines cut courtesy of their local BOFH.
Why is everyone so amazed that the Apple TV runs iOS?
Because Apple fanbois get excited over little things like that.
If Apple made burgers, and Steve Jobs *personally* spat in every fourth burger, there would be rioting in the streets over who would get into the shops first.
Like homer says about the KrustyBurgers: "Hmm I like those odds!"
Good to see the human domination project coming along.
If it ain't human, kill it.
For that matter, if IS human, kill it anyway just in case.
How many wrongs does it take to make a right?
Three apparently. :-)
Measures? What measures?
"The tweet has gone now and been replaced with a message which said the @francediplo account had been hacked, the message had been erased and measures taken to ensure it did not happen again."
Measures? So the "1234" password was not so secure after all?
I can only see good things come of this.
Everyone else can get screwed.
And deservedly - when the creator calls you a f*cking idiot, and you still come back for more, I mean it *is* Facebook after all.
You signed for it, you have only yourself to blame...
"30-day rolling contracts"?
That's akin to a blank cheque. What did the idiot users THINK was going to happen?
> I worked it out with a pencil, like all good mathematicians.
> It's 4.
> Prove me wrong!
Sure, it's 3. The convention (unless otherwise specified) is to round down for decimals up to .4, and round up at .5 and higher.
Since it's already been established that pi to one decimal place is 3.1 (look it up if you don't believe me), it rounds to 3.
Do I get a prize for this?
Bugger that, I'm getting a beer.
It beats the early iPhone (without the cut/copy/paste functionality) in that it supplies a pen.
And no, I'm not ever going to let them live that one down.
Still think the screen is too small. I can hear the "where's my glasses" again...
Don't see that flying for long
I recall some car game on an early archade system for two players, that penalised the faster car, giving a chance to the, ahem, loser.
That's not how real life works. In real life, if you make an error, you wear that error, and hope the leading car makes an equally stupid error. Otherwise, you lose, plain and simple.
This yahoo method will ensure one thing and one thing only. The crap that doesn't sell (presumably because it's crap) will now sell.
This is not a good thing.
"The prices shot up thanks to lack of rain in Russia and excessive rain in Canada."
Those had everything to do with the rise in petrol and power I bet...
When govco rorts its people - who can ill afford in the first place - what did they *think* was going to happen?
Perhaps they thought if their people can afford phones, they can afford the higher price of bread.
Or, if not, get rid of the phones.
Perhaps govco thought they were doing their people a favour?
"You don't want to differentiate on HTML5 - [as a coder] I want to be able to write this mark up once and it runs across all browsers,"
After what they've done to HTML1,2,3, & 4, it's rich coming from them...
"Police spent tens of thousands on failed BitTorrent probe"
What, did they run out of drug dealers to chase?
Or was it cheaper to fruitlessly chase a software pirate, rather than lose a couple of kilos of coke in a deal that goes nowhere?
Anxiety attacks aren't about logic.
Having suffered them myself on and off for years, I can tell you, logic is the last thing on your mind.
So while I can't blame her entirely for that in particular...
On the other hand, not travelling with your meds? Stupid.
Kinda like blaming your actions on your being drunk, when you had to be perfectly sober to start drinking in the first place...
People are idiots.
Let's get things straight. Apple didn't kill the tablet, it was already dead.
Tablets died in the 90's a natural death. It appears people didn't want them anymore.
Now, Apple thought it could bring them back, entirely through marketing.
And some other idiot manufacturers thought they'd try to get on the bandwagon too.
Ones who should know better...
Turns out, people weren't interested after all.
Shock horror. I'm surprised that anyone is surprised it didn't die sooner.
Ahh, the cinema industry marketing types, bless their hearts.
They're just trying to make a buck, even if they only do have two brain cells left...
Banning laptops, although misguided, is almost understandable, but have a listen to what they've tried here in Australia in the past (and failed miserably).
In our sunday papers, there's a regular cinema section where they advertise what's playing, and their time schedules. They canned that, for a 1900 paid-for phone dial up service, so you have to fiddle with some moron who can't set up an automated system. And pay for it dearly too.
Of course, only having two brain cells, means they forgot their web sites do the same job better, and it's free.
Needless to say normal programming was resumed after they wondered why their patronage dropped off.
Another was when they banned outside food from being brought in. Though, you could still purchase THEIR food and drink at the usual outrageosly inflated prices. How thoughtful of them.
Again, after noticing people didn't visit them as frequently as usual, they canned that idea too.
Don't be too hard on them, they do after all do their best on two brain cells.
Who in their right minds pays for essencially the same app three times just so it "keeps working"?
Then again, we are talking about Apple fanbois.
(where is that rotten apple with a worm poking it's head out icon?)
Their marketing team should be shot.
It has more recently been publicised that it is not available in Australia, "yet".
Yet I've seen it, and have indeed used some of the suggestions in the past couple of months.
But they've broken it again till it's "officially" released here.
So, as per usual, we're good enough to test something, but not good enough to deploy.
Even the workaround www.google.com/ncr re-directs to the more usual google.com.au/.
Really, do they go on training courses to learn how to piss off their users?
Won't make a squat of difference...
Like any attempt at censorship, no matter how well-meaning, it won't do squat.
Long before this, I heard most if not the majority were "worded" in a manner that prospective clients knew, but a casual look doesn't raise any questions. Much like a drug user can point out sellers at their local shopping mall, but the casual shoppers wouldn't have noticed at all.
Good luck with that.
"I wasn't trying to insult gay people."
You should have thought of that back when you joined the Politically Correct bandwagon, in your attempt to not insult gay people.
With your current actions, you've insulted gays anyway, and it's in the media so EVERYONE knows about it, and you end up looking like a right tool.
They did the same thing with the Australian National Anthem. Tools.
Just another cynical response.
I won't be holding my breath.
I'll wait for the release time for people to say it either doesn't have a map builder, or it's a cost extra.
I'll wait for them to say the Australian version will be sanitised to hell (like the fuckers did the last time).
I'll wait for them to say you need a constant internet connection to make the thing work.
I'll wait for the cracked version to appear two weeks later, before I don't bother downloading that either.
Bah, who cares. I'm all over it.
Am I missing something?
Forgive me, but I'm a mere Australian, but boiled down, it's a story about a firm that is advising its users to upgrade to the latest version. Er, big deal?
The ONLY thing that would make this newsworthy is if the HMRC is noted for not updating software at all. Heck, even here in australia we get a bunch of accounting softwares that update with our Australian Taxation Office ruling changes every year, and manage to do that on time without fanfare.
I must be missing something.
And the problem is?
Scammers are moving from email to social networking sites...
Fine with me!
Didn't I say this in another thread?
Once there's no-one left, the patent trolls will go after each other.
Soon after, they'll disappear up the vacuum of their own arses.
Good riddance, I don't care, I'll be at the pub.
Beep,Beep,Beep - BREAKING NEWS
Apple writes backdoor into their software.
Journalist actually surprised.
Not going to happen.
In 20 years time, liquid or gasseous fuel, or electricity will be so expensive, that no-one but the elite would be able to afford it.
And by that stage, collision avoidance had better be advanced enough, because the super-fast cars will need some way to avoid the remainder of the population who's fallen back to using horses and fucking bulls to do their towing.
Oh never mind, it doesn't matter anyway.
The patent trolls will feed off the innovators (or at the very least the ones who try to innovate).
When there are no innovators left, they'll feed of each other (your patent infringes on my patent).
And when the number of trolls reaches critical mass, they'll get sucked into the vacuum of their own arses and vanish altogether.
By that stage, the true owners of the earth, bacteria (they were here when the earth started, and they'll the be only ones left when our sun goes nova) will take over the earth. And any remaining lawers...
And I for one, welcome our new bacterial overlords....
"If Google started noticing there's a world beyond America too. Google Voice, Google Calls, Google almost everything else - unavailable outside the U.S."
I for one am glad that Australia IS NOT treated like a beta test site for subsequent world-wide releases. It gets pretty frustrating when we're fed the latest gadgets, firmware and software, except that they're almost always is broken in some way.
Phone sells better in unlocked state, rather than forcing users on costly contract.
Who would have thought?
There IS comparison...
"If I take a stapler, I am depriving the company of the stapler. It's probably theft.
If I take a copy of some data, the company loses nothing. It's definitely not theft."
Oh but it can be. If the company spends two years work on obtaining, collating, calculating or otherwise collecting that data (intellectual property) and you either hand it out to a competitor, (or they get the data via other means), you've saved the competitor two years worth of work.
This also means the company where the data originated, now has lost any lead they had compared to their competitors. The market might start buying from the competitors, rather than the origin.
Putting a number on this can vary widely, depending on circumstances and who you're dealing with, this could translate to millions. Or it might go no-where. Either way, I assure you, if you get caught, you will NOT be the one making the determination that it cost no-one anything.
Personally, all the bits and bytes in the world can't staple my pages together, so, in my case, thanks, I'll just take the stapler.
As a general rule,
I rebuild computers/laptops etc as I get them. Format the bitch and start again from scratch.
I don't trust normal vendors, what makes you thing I'm going to trust the board of education?
I don't quite see the fuss?
Television networks do this all the time, they litter their advertising space with self advertisments of their own programs and such.
However, I won't be fooled into thinking they're anything other than just that : Just more bloody ads.
Either way with me, I flter Goolge ads, and don't watch television outside of a PVR, so I don't get ads in the first place. Not in the way THEY want to deliver them to me anyway.
For all the anti-freetards out there, screw you. I'll get my ads in a controlled manner, when I want them, in the manner I want them, on the exact subject I'm interested in. Not when some marketing retard thinks it's a good time for me to get them.
So there, deal with it.