1035 posts • joined 9 Jan 2012
Nice Android phone business you got there. Would be a shame if someone decided to pull your licence to the Google apps.
Re: And the number of people affected is..?
Companies that build oil rigs encrypt everything at all times.
They even provide engineers with two computers, one to work on and one to do email, etc.
Stop being a dick!
People get mobile phone spam?
I don't. In the 15 or so years I've had a mobile I've had about 3 spam texts and they were all years ago. I'm sure it helps that I don't give out my number to anyone I don't know and that I'm on Vodafone's no spam list.
Re: Payday loan and betting, eh ?
Accrington Stanley? Who are they?
freedom’s last, best hope
I could be freedon's last, best hope if it wasn't for my terrible human rights record.
Great article. I vaguely remember some of the print ads but never saw one in the flesh.
core components of the service, such as networking, remain critically unstable
I have no problems with networking or any other core components of Open Stack that I use.
Re: I know you're in Spain for Lohan
It's Lester, he lives in Spain.
And the IT angle... didn't you notice the online poll mentioned in the last paragraph?
Blame apportioned wrong
The sysadmin was not to blame, reusing the PowerPeg flag was wrong. So it is the programmers' fault.
And I say that as a programmer myself.
Re: Mixed signals regarding privacy (xyz)
> We've all done it.
Actually no, we haven't. If you don't want naked pictures or videos of yourself to become public then don't take them. You can have a perfectly happy relationship and sex life without them.
I have never taken a selfie (naked or otherwise) or shot an amateur porn film and have no desire to do so. You might think that makes me a prude or sexually unadventurous but I disagree.
Maybe that's why FireEye are not naming the library or the developer, it is the NSA.
Re: I'm confused.
Haha I have that problem every time I hear this person or her family mentioned. The missus will be watching some vacuous TV that I'm ignoring till I turn round wondering why they are talking about Star Trek.
Happens every time. lol
Re: 2hrs 45minutes and still not done !
Last time I installed Fedora it needed 405 updates post install. I don't know exactly how long it took but it was basically all night for the install and updates, say maybe 4 hours.
Re: "No nurse, he said he had huge spectacles"
This database is not designed for clinical necessity or serving you.
It is for selling the genetic and health records of the population to drug companies. (and probably insurers, employers, etc)
I've got news for you JIm, that driving mode killer feature has been part of Android for years. My S3 has it.
The latest update to WinPho just adds features that have been part of Android and iOS for years. When I looked over the list of additions recently I was astounded WinPho didn't have most of them already.
one in four attempts at completing a CAPTCHA fail
Yeah right. I'm lucky if 1 in 4 succeed.
TfL want to scrap Oyster for credit cards? Please no.
Oyster is one of the few good things about my business trips to London. I'm quite happy topping up every so often and providing reciepts with my expenses. I do not want to be required to provide my employer with copies of my credit card or bank statements in order to claim back tube fares.
The Washington Post - sounds like mainstream media to me
I recently saw articles in the Guardian and Herald on this side of the pond and that's just the two newspapers they have in the shop where I go for lunch.
Re: few in their right mind want a high end Windows Phone
What piece of shit landfill Android did she replace? You can't compare an expensive Nokia with a cheap HTC. Try buying a Galaxy or other decent Android and you won't have these problems.
She'll go from selling overpriced tat to neds to selling overpriced tat to neds. Should be perfect for the job.
Re: Is it just me
Definitely not just you. The whole peice makes little sense but especially this sentence:
"By Social Enterprise, I mean the sweet spot between "social computing" – where we have infinite touch points, dissolving and increasingly irrelevant boundaries, decentralised and at best loose controls, all in an unregulated state where the activity is the outcome. "
The sweet spot between social computing and what? The other thing is not in the sentence. And, what are we dissolving? It is also missing from the sentence.
If I'd written an essay like this when I was at school my english teachers would have failed it.
I find it amusing that a G+ account is needed to test a Facebook app. Not that I have either.
A pox on both their houses!
Re: Well it works in Kerbal Space Program.
It looked a lot like they used KSP to create that footage.
jk Great job again Space-X!
Clearly a fake name, who is he working for really?!?
“At this point, there's no defence against the backdoor, so users are advised to disable WAN-port access to the administrative interfaces of affected products.”
WAN access to the admin interface should always be disabled in all routers everywhere.
There is no valid reason for having it enabled.
"Exposing personal information... has been an effective tactic for groups like Anonymous..."
Yeah that worked really well for Anon. None have them have ever been arrested or tried because the rozzers are all scared.
Stallman's GNU at 30: The hippie OS that foresaw the rise of Apple - and is now trying to take it on
Re: No problem at all putting your own code on iPhone
Was the facepalm for yourself?
Your comment proved why Stallman and many others including myself have problems with the iPhone.
30 years on...
How's that GNU OS coming along then?
So less like a console, more like a line of high end gaming PCs.
There's a reason consoles all use the same hardware. Valve are going to run into all the same problems that PC gaming already has with random hardware targets.
Don't get me started on endianness. I regularly work with a file format that incudes both big and little endian numbers in the same data structure! What a fecking nightmare that is. I have to drag the spec out to check my code every time, there is no way to know which number should be in which format otherwise.
Re: Automated till hell ...
Don't make me laugh. Most checkout staff couldn't scan a barcode properly if you tattooed it on their forehead. I used to design automated barcode systems on assembly lines and regularly want to grab the checkout person and shout "waving the item randomly in front of the scanner won't scan the barcode because you've got your finger over half of it!" or similar. Where do they find these neanderthals?
Is there anywhere where they actually list the dates of these trials as anything other than "in the next 6 months"? How will they know if the trial is successful if they don't tell us when it is happening? How will I know if my crap TV reception is caused by this trial, the usual problems or something else?
Surely the creepy spying on you phone should be the cheaper version?
I hate to think how much data on user's one handed phone using habits they wil amass.
Trust Americans to take the fun out of homebrew.
Well one of the fun parts anyway.
Re: Corporate finance
That would be the third coming. A bit harder to pull off than the second coming.
Nah a better answer would be "Well we were thinking about something like that but then you suggested it so we scrapped the idea. Why? Because you're a dick."
Re: Research? Better get the launch costs down first...
Virgin Galactic lol
A fairground ride is not a suitable way to get astronauts and supplies to a space station.
So if it uses Google+
only 5 people worldwide will ever see comments on YouTube again!
At least we have some idea who the Highways Agency is. Ever hear of a company called ESRI?
They are an American supplier of mapping software and data with close ties to the US government. At a conference earlier this year they gave a presentation showing how they buy this same data from the mobile networks and then use it to help TfL work out how many people are using public transport, what kinds of transport they are using, their average wait times and even to spot traffic jams and accidents. They showed us a time map that showed the previous couple of hours in the area round the convention centre.
Everyone else in the room applauded while I sat there looking shocked.
They said all the usual “data is anonymous” crap but we all know if you can find a dot making the same trip in the morning 5 days a week and back in the evening then you know where that person lives and works. From there it’s simple to work out who they are.
10 days late
I hope they weren't sending anything perishable or urgent.
Re: Did I understand this right?
(Thank goodness I have a Google ID just for my phone.)
Not to worry Colin Hunt will just use your corporate email instead and send everyone you work with an email that says you like small boys.
ALWAYS lock the screen. ALWAYS. If you do not it is your own fault if something nefarious happens.
A sneaky way to search for WiFi? WTF are you talking about?
Walk about with any WiFi enabled device (phone, laptop, whatever) and you can detect WiFi. With the right app you can even make a pretty good guess where it is coming from, know what the SSID is, tell what security is has, etc. And, no one knows unless you try to connect (and probably not even then). With this technique all you know is there is radiation in the 2.4GHz band. It could be WiFi, a Microwave, Bluetooth, DECT phones or dozens of other possible sources.
Re: Very interesting
Not really. Pretty boring and mundane if you ask me. I could have told you this was possible decades ago, as could anyone that has studied radio or electronics even at a basic level.
Re: Why bother ?
Better than spending the summer getting more and more frustrated with ArcMap till you decide never to apply for a job at OS or have anything else to do with GIS too.
Re: In addition to Steam it's also Linux
"37 links to websites you don't want."
"Crud installed by the OEM for pay."
" And much, much more."
Between Unity, their replacement for X, the send all your local searches to Canonical, Amazon and god knows who else, etc I'd argue that Ubuntu is much worse than Windows these days. Also some of the claims you made against Windows are blatantly false.
Personally I use Windows where appropriate and non-Ubuntu flavours of Linux where appropriate. No need for the raving extreme fanboism.
Re: Is it a bird, is it a plane? ( Darren Barratt)
Exclusive as in all the neds round here have got one?
I see more single mums with iPhones than anything else. Even our 17 year old office girl has one.
Re: If is crashes like IE10 then I'll pass
Or it could be IE. Theres a well known bug that if you open a certain number of tabs in IE10 it crashes. IIRC it's 40 tabs and it crashes every time. Chrome and FF have no problem with that many though.
Why should the NHS become paperless?
The paperless office has been touted since the 70s (maybe before) yet we all still buy printers and use paper every day. You can't tell patients that they will recieve appointments by email because some of them do not have, do not want or would be unable to use email even if you gave them it for free.
Some things like digital x-rays make sense but for other things it makes sense to use a hard copy.
net profit for the period was $83m, down from $201.3m
Sounds like crashing and burning to me.
- NASA boffin: RIDDLE of odd BULGE FOUND on MOON is SOLVED
- Pic 7 AMAZING experiments set for Mars Rover 2020 – including oxygen generation
- Microsoft's Euro cloud darkens: US FEDS can dig into foreign servers
- Plug and PREY: Hackers reprogram USB drives to silently infect PCs
- Boffins spot weirder quantum capers as neutrons take the high road, spin takes the low