1999 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
Zynga - which says it owns the '...With Friends' brand
Bugger! I was going to go to the pub with friends tonight.
Re: Someone consistently running 500MB in and out 24 hours a day
They would be running a torrent client. Not a server.
(Although technically, most torrent clients have a few ports open for other clients to connect to, which sort of makes them servers.)
It doesn't have to be a torrent client though. I can eat up 500Mb of bandwidth just copying a database.
Because my home machine constantly sits with port 3389 open for access. Most people have some sort of port open waiting for inbound connections, because it's a requirement of the software that they run.
I don't see how they can legislate this fairly, without screwing over 98% of ordinary users.
Re: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
Obviously, they frisk each other.
Re: what emeny
America is now in a perpetual "War on Terror".
The great thing about the "War on Terror" is that it's wonderfully vague and no one really knows what it's all about.
Report on e-crime
After clicking on the house of commons link I was very unsurprised to learn that they are still hooked on chasing pedoterrorists.
I predict e-crime will only go up as we get laws banning the use of certain words in search engines.
You'd probably come out a bit pixelated at the other end. I don't want a face like a JPEG compression artifact!
Re: Kinda pointless if you live in a safe constituency, though.
It's thinking like that that makes it pointless.
Get out and vote. Use your voice, or someone else will say things in your name.
Alert Trolls Mum
Best idea since the youtube utility that reads your post back to you before it's sent :D
Re: who will rid us of these terrible MPs!
You could stop voting for politicians that you don't like.
Or you can get out and vote for ones that represent your interests.
Those are pretty much your options.
None of the stories in the Western media directly referenced any primary source
I thought that's how journalism was done nowadays.
Someone issues a press release. Other news outlets copy and paste it. Sometimes verbatim, with no research done, no facts gathered and no witnesses interviewed.
Re: Very unfortunate...
They were smoking pot, they don't deserve a death sentence.
What is wrong with you?
Re: Tax mechanism?
And just what's wrong with the current mechanism of, "Give us your money, or we'll put you in prison?"
Re: And can we know what's on this blacklist ?
There's an easy way to find out.
Enter a search term into Bing. If it pops up a message, then that item is on the list. You could even automate it like a dictionary attack (Except here we're testing a search term for a positive or negative response.)
Though IANAL, and I don't know how illegal it would be to possess knowledge of the forbidden search terms.
Re: I predict..
I read that in the voice of David Attenborough
Re: No Reception
And what if some wit decides to put a faraday cage around it?
A quick Google search suggested that this might stand for High-level waste. But from the context, I'm fairly sure that's not what was meant by that acronym.
Dot Matrix Printers
Are made of machinery and noise!
Even with the acoustic hoods down, they still scream like toddlers.
Re: A long way to go
She's a German poking fun, maybe their sense of humour is a little different to ours.
I'd totally buy one if I had a TV
"Browsing history could be matched with interests in categories like technology, sports and cooking"
Yeah.... My browsing history doesn't really cover categories like that. Who knows what kind of stuff it would recommend with El Reg in my browsing history.
You click on one dodgy video on YouTube and suddenly you're getting all sorts of crap "Recommended for you" that you don't want. I fully expect this technology to function in the same way.
Please put down your weapon.
You have 20 seconds to comply.
Always nice to see Anon doing something useful
Now if they could only do something about Justin Beeber!
Just like those godless commie Russians used to have!
Children are getting far more access to pornography
Then stop allowing your children to access pornography.
If children were getting far more access to cars, you wouldn't ban cars. You'd remind parents to keep the keys safe.
It injects adverts directly into your eyeballs
Just like this liquid gets injected into this egg.
It wont need to be leaked.
I'm sure that all that information is passed along to the Pedofinder General.
It's like an opt-in internet sex offenders register
Cameron's got a list,
He's checking it twice,
He's going to find out who's naughty, and naughty,
Cameron's come to pilfer your porn.
El Reg Units
"40,632 naughty flicks across the Atlantic every second"
What that in HD porn movies?
A learning network?
That can reprogram itself? I can't see that going wrong at all....
Re: I had nothing to hide!
The refrain of flashers everywhere!
Jerome Segura, came across the scam via a Bing Images search for Taylor Swift.
Yeah, that's what I'd tell my employer too if I got caught doing an image search for Taylor Swift!
Now to look for images of Taylor Momsen...
Re: Dammit Falanx!
You made me learn something!
On a Friday as well!
What if you don't have fingerprints?
Let's say you've been using a lathe or something and all your fingerprints have rubbed off? How do you unlock your phone then?
Re: What exactly is those artists problem?
Maybe with the abundance of music that artists are producing now, music isn't worth what it used to be.
What exactly is those artists problem?
They hate it when people pirate their music and they don't get paid.
They hate it when people legitimately stream their music and they do get paid.
Assembled in USA
This really caught my eye. Is this a business decision? Or an attempt to avoid all the flak that Apple received over their device manufacturers slave-like labour conditions?
I still read it with an exclamation point after every word.
Advertisers need to get their own house in order.
It's hardly an industry of great reputation when I'm constantly getting bombarded with "Earn MegaBucks Working for Google!", "Find out the one easy tip that's got $INDUSTRY fuming!", and "Get your Russian mail order bride now!".
Once advertisers stop peddling counterfeit goods, dodgy pills, lies and pyramid schemes, then they might be in a position to talk.
He has to be trolling.
I refuse to believe that any reasonable person expects the manufacturer of a bit of software to be responsible for doing exactly what they told it to do!
Those could be dangerous in the wrong third party hands!
Amy! For the love of god keep pedaling!
Mines the one with the Futurama dvds in the pocket.
Re: They're gonna enjoy looking through my emails
Ditto for me too. But I still wouldn't want anyone going through my inbox.
Pirates to the rescue yet again!
Privacy for everyone!
Re: shame the spec is always lacking.
The spec is: A rugged smartphone.
From reading the article, it seems like they nailed it.
No NFC reader?
They missed a trick there. This would be a great device for workers to use to check out stock and such.
Belgium, one of the first countries to introduce a patent box scheme
Should have patented it :D
Dear UK Government
Please could you spend my tax money on people that can actually do the job they are hired to do?
New rocket to be called the Ariane 6
The cynical part of me is wondering how long the naming committee took to come up with that...
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