756 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 14:08 GMT
I've blocked 3rd party cookies in every browser I've used for about 15 years. I think the first was Netscape Navigator 4. And that includes browsers from his friends at Microsoft.
These days I use Ghostery as well and not only stop their insidious tracking and profiling attempts to reduce the human race to a book of numbers but rarely even see their adverts. If they hadn't stooped to such depths I wouldn't have been forced to respond in kind and they would have made more money.
Ah Netware. How I enjoyed the many hours I spent learinging your obscure commands and admin apps.
I used Netware 3.x in several jobs at large and small companies. I never really had the chance to try Netware 4 or 5 because everyone upgraded from 3.12 to Windows NT 4.
Re: DNS look up
Or set DNS at PC level. Probably a better idea for teens anyway since parents' PCs will still apparently show that there is no porn available on their line.
This bug is not related to Media Player so using VLC will not prevent it affecting you. It happens in a lot of games as well as video editing software. I'm going to be uninstalling that patch from a lot of systems today. :(
As my Kerbals will tell you this rocket surgery thing is real tricky, especially the flying part. Up, down, left, right... they're all relative and when you get into a spin you could end up going in any direction.
“hired an outside security contractor, at an eventual cost of $823,000” - How do I get a job as a security consultant to the US gov?
Re: @ Daniel B. - Nice.
Whenever I see that advert/notice I always think of a Dara O'Brien sketch and agree with him that I might, depending on the circumstances and especially after seeing it!
customers know where they can purchase their favorite apps
Yup, Amazon Appstore or Google Play!
Re: Three Amigos
"courts with some semblance of independence"
Do you really believe that? If you do I've got this bridge for sale, only one cafeul owner...
15M failed logins and it took them a month to detect it? Muppets.
Brits to respond to those proposals?
Does the government want Brits to respond or just the Eglish and Welsh? Like many things, we have our own health system in Scotland but your article does not make it clear whether these propsals affect us or not. As usual.
Admins as cattle ranchers eh? So what happens when all they are capable of is kill it & spin up a new one but the new machine has exactly the same problems as the old one and no one actually remembers how to troubleshoot and fix things?
Re: No more Windows - /rant
Sounds like you should have joined Sinovsky in retirement. It took you months to replace a failed motherboard & cpu? The rest of your post sounds like crap as well. I've never had any problems with Win7 activation, and if I can recover files from a hard drive that has been formatted you should be able to recover them from one that hasn't.
I just don't see the point and don't like bands of rubber round my wrist.
Admitedly I'm not the sort of person who goes to the gym or needs to diet.
in an out-of-hours shop there shouldn’t be any folk around
At what point is a supermarket out of hours? They're all 24 hours round here.
Even if a supermarket does close, the POS system should say when something is out of stock long before closing time.
This robot is useless for its stated purpose.
They are ignoring the elephant in the room, no one want to have to pay double for their domains. I currently own 15 .co.uk domain names, I am very happy with them and do not want to have to buy 15 identical .uk domain names just because Nominet want to make more money.
What is all this supposed to achieve? (other than more money for Nominet) At what point are people confused by the current system? Users know that a UK company will probably have a .co.uk domain name and may have a .com as well. Adding a .uk domain to the mix will confuse users and open up more chances for phishing, etc.
Once more I will tell Nominet "No! No! No!"
Re: An opportunity, but not a slam dunk
What do you think the carriers are paying Google for?
Google charges the manufacturers to include the Google suite of apps but afaik it doesn't charge the carriers anything and I fail to see how / why it would do so.
open handset initiatives which have come to nothing - SavaJe and LiMo
Perhaps if they had sensible names that people could pronounce they would have been more successful.
How do you pronounce SavaJe? Savage? Sava Jay? Sava Gee?
Re: Poor choice of name
Makes note to throw any CVs from people called Phil W in the bin.
IT literate my arse.
Nothing wrong with the WiFi security it's the stupid, predictable default passwords that are the issue.
You can have the best security in the world but, as the NSA can attest, if the password is 1234 then someone is going to walk with all your secrets!
Re: I'm not sure it counts as brute force
It's only for a few hours so you don't think there's a risk? Who is going to follow smartphone owners around with a powerful workstation?
You can get laptops with quite powerful GPUs on board and I'm sure it would be possible to pass some of the processing off to AWS or Azure negating the need for any local GPU resources. I'm betting a lot of the time people use personal hotspots is in airports and train stations. Sitting there using a laptop for hours is not going to arouse suspicion and would enable the hacker to connect to a lot of hotspots.
It takes less than a minute to crack the password. Then all it takes is for you to check your email and they can get that password or steal a session cookie. From there it's all over. While you are on your flight or train they can be resetting your online banking password, opening credit cards in your name and whatever else they want to do.
Re: Facebook is providing a meeting place for paedophiles
If she does have any evidence then she should be informing the IWF and relevant police organisations. Since she told Parliament (and presumably the Daily Wail) then clearly she has no evidence but didn't want to let that get in the way of her outrage.
And now I need to go clean myself after defending Facebook. Ugh.
Re: And my friends wonder...
The biggest problem here is that the FB app is preinstalled on a lot of mobiles and as the article states all you have to do was run the app and it sends your mobile number to FB. You don't even need an account. So they may have the number of people like myself and Roger who don't trust FB and would never have anything to do with it.
I really don't care if the unwashed masses want to sell themselves to Satan, Zuck or Larry Page. I'm seriously pissed off when I'm forced to do the same.
Re: Pop culture
"The sets would have been professionally built, you could have gotten the illusion (afterwards) of having actually climbed up those trees"
Clearly you've never been on a film set. More accurate would be to say that the set would have been bodged together from plywood, would probably last until 5 minutes after you've finished using it and you'd have felt like you were in a tree house built by a couple of teenagers. Because you were.
Re: This is "Amerika" not Amsterdam!
You do have plenty of Oxycontin, also known as Hillbilly Heroin.
I remember seeing adverts for MSX and my father may have printed those Haymarket magazines, we printed a lot of their titles at the time. I think they marketed themselves poorly in the UK because I thought they were business machines and had no idea there were games available for them. In the UK home computer market of the time you needed to be able to compete with Sinclair & Commodore for number of games available or you were dead in the water.
Re: It's the great leveler
Read it like Shatner though and it totally works. Maybe it IS Shatner!
I'm pretty sure "stuff" and "its fucked" are official technical terms.
Re: We could ban Excel for a start
Top of the list should be banning Powerpoint. As I regularly tell my users "there is no good reason for using Powerpoint, ever."
Usually followed by "Excel is not a database."
£1m for 60 jobs that will only be there until the government gravy dries up. They sure know how to get value for money in Wales.
Just give me my fucking tax back. Stop spending it on useless shite we don't need and won't use.
In my experience anyone in employment who is lacking "digital skills" is someone who has no desire to learn how to work a computer properly and wouldn't understand even if they actually listened to you telling them. Which they won't.
So just give me my money back.
In your office maybe.
But, there are many businesses where security is important. I know of design firms where engineers have two computers on their desktop - the one that is allowed to access the Internet and the one where they do all their work designing ships, oil rigs, etc. If that is their PC policy there is no way they allow any old iDevice access to anything. Perhaps with something like this from Blackberry they might.
Re: New Job (AC 12:55)
Bull. These are the people we caught so we already know what they can do and how to stop it. What the police need is help from very clever people in the relevant industries to work out the latest illegal techniques and how to stop them.
My father used to be an expert witness for counterfeit money trials because he was a printer with time served running plants for the likes of The Times, The Gruniad and Waddingtons (who printed real as well as Monopoly money). He knows more about printing than any counterfeiter and spotted things the cops would never have found.
Re: Frame rate obsession
theodore check out Quake Live. It's free and you don't need codes to unlock anything. Unfortunately it just does deathmatch, I miss single player Quake / Quake 2.
Oh I really need one of those cables to connect an iPod to one of those vibrates the table speakers the MTV flog.
It'll sound just... awful as always.
Or maybe all these rumours are Apple's way of negotiating a cheaper deal with Samsung?
Re: How to organise a revolution.
You really think TOR would keep you safe?
You think the governement doesn't have it's own nodes in the network?
Would you like to buy a bridge? Just one careful owner.
Re: Very good! (AC 07:59)
Until the government decides that posting as an Anonymous Coward on The Register is a crime and locks you up. At that point you might rethink your willingness to be implanted witha surveillance chip.
Re: Too cheap
The standard price is £1.20 and has increased several times in the last few years. It is that price because anywhere you are going on the Underground you can reach by walking in 30 minutes.
Re: Doubling? Did I miss something? Yes you did.
So you go to work every day but you don't return home?
Commuting involves 2 trips per day, 20 / 2 is 10 so you get 10 days travel on a 20 trip ticket. Which is 2 weeks commute.
So the old tickets were £22 for 2 weeks commute and the new tickets are £24 for two weeks commute.
So it's a pound a week more. Hardly breaking the bank and definitely not doubl.ing the cost.
Extra detention to redo your maths all round.
Re: English Taxpayers
We pay taxes too. How do you knbow it isn't our own taxes paying for this you sassenach?
Re: Radio astronomers bleating for the front page...
Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it. - George Santayana
A quote which is shown to be true time and time again if you know anything about history. As for the origins of the universe, in studying such things we learn more about how the universe works. That in turn leads to new technolgies that will eventually impact your daily life.
Re: The apple tax...
Your mistake is using the words "proprietory connectors". That's far to technical for an Apple user. You need to say "If you intend to use Apple hardware you will need to bring an adaptor." Possibly in 24pt type and all caps.
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