1153 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
Screw him for every penny he's got. It might make up for all those god awful films he's made.
Re: On Street Parking
"Fast charging, 250+ mile range at ~$30k will spell the end of the ICE almost overnight."
I can 'charge' my petrol car in a couple of minutes, get 450+ miles range with an average of 67mpg and very low emissions and it cost approx £12k. Your dream electric car (which isn't even possible atm) still can't compete with that.
Re: I see what they're doing there
Because all the charging ISPs went out of business in the 200s when there were ISPs offering internet access in the UK for "free".
Oh wait no they didn't.
Oh noes I can tell Trevor was out of the house on a random date six months ago, how will he cope! Or do you actually think Google Earth is real time?
"the ability to judge the relative size of all objects on earth to within a penis-length from space"
So you're real problem is that we'll all be able to use Google Earth to tell you've got a small cock?
Seriously this is a non-issue. Companies outside the US have been selling images of this resolution for years and the sky has failed to fall.
For all we know the only actual victims are the known ones who haven't paid up and any claims of successful extortion are just
A great idea. I wish you luck and if you bring these lectures to Scotland please, please come to Glasgow (where the people are) as opposed to Edinburgh (where the foreigners go).
Unfortunately I'm primarily a coder and you said you don't really want code. But, if you need volunteers to help organise a lecture in Glasgow I'd be happy to help.
Surely someone with actual launch capability into low Earth orbit would be more useful than Virgin's "you're in space now, honest" scam.
Re: They still run Android, so they're useless as their iOS counterpart.
You may be willing to code on an iPad but the rest of us non masochists demand a keyboard!
Rewrite the whole code
Problem is they'd probably introduce even more issues.
Re: What about 'f'?
That's the point. He found that he only needed to use those characters to break the passwords on his list. Apparently hackers have gaps in their ABCs.
I read about this 2 days ago. What took you so long Reg?
"Common to both of these stories is the mistake that private sector information-gathering is the same as (and thus as dangerous as) mandatory state collection of the same data."
True in principle but add in the fact that the state has access to all the data collected by the private sector whenever it wants and the lines begin to blur. Especially since we have no way of knowing what or when the private sector is giving up and there are no judicial controls to moderate the state's behaviour.
Re: The future's bright then...
I was thinking it sounded more like the 3 day week than WW2.
Mine's the one with the Slade 8 track in the pocket.
I'm very surprised there are no comments on his blog post yet. I felt sure there would be an attack of scathing sarcasm from the great unwashed Reg readership. You're slipping people!
Re: So if your router is filtering by mac address
That was my question too. Unfortunately not enough detail in the article and I wouldn't be surprised if Apple had forgotten about that standard security feature found on all routers.
Why make it legal to test prototypes on the road with unsuspecting crash test dummies? Surely most of this work can be done on a test track. Perhaps the Nordschleife at Nürburgring?
Re: Before the knee-jerk "PC gone mad" comments start in earnest...
"IT has a problem with fair treatment of women, we know this."
I've had more female managers than male. So nope!
Simple solution. Tell Google to get lost and then sue the hell out of them for every track of yours you find on YouTube. Meanwhile post legitimate music videos to a dedicated service like Vevo.
Maybe Netflix would be interested in creating a music channel if a few labels approached them.
Re: Quote to long to put int title
Should have carried on AC, laughing at an idiot explaining the depth of his idiocy is always fun.
Re: What is this "Email Spam" of which you write?
What do you call all those emails from Google telling you what's new on YouTube, Play Store, Play Music, Play Video, etc, etc, etc. There is plenty of spam on GMail and most of it comes from Google.
Re: Shark Jumped!
"WTF are 'paedophilic manuals'?"
Books or magazines that tell you how to get better photos of children?
Nice tech, shame about the audio
Tiny speakers at too low power.
I'm supposed to replace my nice 100W RMS speakers with this tinny little thing? Wake me up when someone produces something similar that doesn't include crap built in speakers and lets me use my own.
That's a seriously sexy command pod. Jeb will be jealous.
We're British, invasion is always a polite request.
Re: Platoooooo0n - HALT!
Do you really believe that? What do you think blind and disabled people do now if they want to go anywhere, sit at home depressed because they can't? No, they call something called a Taxi that drives them to their destination. Calling a Google car is no different, except they won't have a chat with the Taxi driver (or put up with his inane drivel depending on how you see it).
As usual the bods at Google are making assumptions and being condescending rather than actually engaging with people and finding out how they really live their lives.
No what he has shown is that there is a need for employees of companies like Facebook, Google, the BBC, newspapers, magazines, etc to take classes on copyright, how to use copyright correctly and why they shouldn't be screwing over small businesses by stealing their copyright material just because they can.
Email is unencrypted
The rooney is shocked.
Re: Selling the Car
You're not supposed to sell the car. You're supposed to scrap it and buy a new one.
BMW don't make any money from second hand sales so why should they make it secure for a new owner? (their probable opinion, not mine)
Re: it takes brains to make that class of money that buys this class of vehicle.
"it takes stupidity to make that class of gullible fool that buys this class of vehicle."
Fixed that for you. The number of big BMWs I see in less affluent areas proves that earning big money is not required for BMW ownership. (or any other brand of overly expensive car)
With iPlayer available on web, mobile apps, smart TVs, Chromecast, etc what is the point of the BBC investing in a service that is only available to subscribers the two worst ISPs in the country?
Re: Website policy stupidity
My bank insist on knowing the answers to 5 security questions, a random one of which is asked alongside the Verified by VISA password. The problem is I can't actually answer a couple of them - e.g. Q. What was the name of your first pet? A. I've never had a pet so wtf am I supposed to say?
The last time I phoned them the computer asked me for the position of two letters in my password - only the two letters it asked for aren't in my password! Or the password I used before the current one, or any password I remember. Fortunately it eventually let me though to a human who confirmed it was wrong.
Re: Vague job descriptions...
A three word brief? I'd love a three word brief, my current project doesn't even have that and its driving me up the wall.
Re: The trick, Saunders said, is that these days,
iOS is to QNX as the flint axe is to a precision laser cutter.
Re: Project I On ........ I Kid U Not
He's a man from Mars so clearly his native language is Martian. That heshe can manage to speak any Earthly language is an achievement in itself.
Nice to see you bothered to read the article before commenting Axe.
Agreed. I live very close to a football stadium and when a match is on mobile reception goes to pot. Clearly there isn't enough capacity in the network to handle 40k fans on top of the usual traffic.
Re: Or the alternative opinion
"No more updates, boots quickly."
Boots quickly fair enough but I think you got the update situation backwards there. ChromeOS has constant updates, it just doesn't ask your permission to download and install them or tell you that it has. If you really like that you could set Windows to do the same. Personally I like control over what my computer is doing.
I also like it to be an actual computer and not a paperweight if I don't have internet connectivity.
Re: It will only get worse
My work is in a serviced office with several other companies including at least two IT companies. We are the only ones using 5GHz. At home my router is the only one in the street using 5GHz.
So yeah it hasn't been a problem before because no one was using it. Compatible routers are now down in price to consumer levels so expect an explosion in uptake over the next couple of years.
Re: Oh FFS
And if your iShiny dies on you, prompting its replacement with SShiny, how are you supposed to de-register it?
Re: I don't see this as a problem.
Same here. I've owned every previous version of the Galaxy S (not got the S5 yet) but never taken a selfie or made a video call. The front camera is of no interest to me and for the majority of the customers this device is aimed at I bet most won't miss it.
So AV false positives are news now?
The hundred quid also gets you future digital expansions for free.
Re: Also available...
"Unlike Eve Online or Elite, you are not the ship, you are the pilot and can get up & walk around your ship.You can land on a planet, get out of your ship and go to the trading outpost, weapons boutique, ship dealership, police station or pub."
Technically in EVE you are actually a person and have been able to get out of your ship for several years now. You can't go any further than your quarters though because they canned development of that part of the game due to lack of interest from the players. And, all the things you mention are planned for Elite: Dangerous.
Worth $10 billion
Until someone gets raped and murdered by one of their unlicensed, uninsured, illegal drivers.
Hopefully Abrams will have some kind of seizure and they'll put a film director in charge instead.
Re: Points of Failure
A cloud service is down until someone somewhere that you have no control over manages to fix it.
A local issue is completely under my control and as a professional will not take me long to fix. Many companies even have a whole dept. called IT - a team of professionals who know how to fix problems.
So a coffee spill would knock me out until I can find something to dry it with but a cloud service will be down for an undetermined number of hours/days/weeks with no end in sight unless you hit refresh on Twitter every 5 minutes. And you pay extra for that privilege.
I'm not saying all cloud is shite but Adobe's idea of using it to authenticate locally installed software is most definitely a big bag of shite.
Paper also has the feature that you can check it, tell the receptionist that the doctor wrote the wrong items again and get it fixed.
My partner has several serious long term medical conditions and uses a number of different tablets, patches and other medical equipment daily. On a regular basis her doctor will get a repeat prescription wrong, often prescribing a medication they have on file that she hasn't taken for a few years or an old dose of the correct medication. At least with the current system you can get it corrected before you leave the surgery. If you don't know till you get to the pharmacy and they scan your barcode then a trip back to the doctor would be needed - usually something she would not be able to manage.
Also how will they cope with me picking up a prescription for her because she's lying in bed doubled over in agony again?
Re: GPS Stations?
"GPS has 16 monitor stations throughout the world that transmit data back to satellites to improve location accuracy, but none are located in Russia.
However, Russia has hosted nine GPS-based ground stations since 1995 that transmit geodesic data back to global data centers, theoretically making it possible to improve positioning data.
But the stations do not provide real-time data and are only used to measure annual continental drift, a spokesman for the Geophysical Service of the Russian Academy of Sciences, which runs the stations, said Thursday."
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