1969 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
We'd be just as doomed
If we didn't spot an incoming hunk of rock.
This isn't a case of leaving your front door unlocked, this is more a case of leaving a firearm outside a gun cabinet where anyone could get hold of it.
Re: "Goddess of Door Hinges"
Re: Using a default username and password isn't hacking
I'm sorry, but people that don't secure their systems from this level of attack are part of the problem.
Because when your system is compromised, it starts whacking my web servers and then it becomes my problem.
You aren't leaving the front door to your house unlocked, your leaving your Low Orbit Ion Cannon unlocked outside the school gates with the engine running.
Using a default username and password isn't hacking
It's using the system as intended.
After all, if people didn't want to share their devices, they would have changed the default password when they installed it.
So how long until that black hole eats its companion?
That's going to be a big x-ray event.
I can understand why people were duped
After all, airport security has those machines that can see through clothes.
I do worry about the kind of person that thinks a free app will do the same job though.
I'm dissapointed El Reg commentards.
24 posts and no mention of how Cambridge Engineers give good head.
I'm a Simcity fan.
I've already got Simcity 4.
Post around 8:20
Is this the equivalent of a news anchor reading the directions off the auto-cue?
Ah, the perils of Ctrl-C, Ctrl-V.
Why didn't she just grab another controller and join him?
You know what they say, if you can't beat them... play co-op.
What kind of dexterity go these things have?
Could one of these robots be programmed to harvest certain objects? Maybe anything about the size of a wallet or a credit card? Could one one yank a slip of paper say, out of someone's hand?
These robots could be the next weapon in the fight against street litter.
Do you get the freaky border around the edges when you load games?
Geiger Counter, Green Screen, FM Radio
Looks like I've got all the makings of a Pip-Boy here!
Re:RTS games also suffered through the "lets do it in 3D" era.
Did you see what they did to Simon the Sorcerer 3? They took a great 2D adventure and turned it into a blocky 3D nightmare. For no other reason than the studio wouldn't support the game unless it was in 3D.
I've just gone back to playing this after the Simcity 5 debacle.
I'm so glad I didn't buy Colonial Marines.
AvP II has been out for over a decade now, and it's perfect for a remake. It is the best way to immerse yourself in a world of deadly xenomorphs for now.
Re: @Crisp: These were great
Jamie Jones, you are a gentleman and a scholar. Have an upvote on me.
Paralysed an ant! :D
Re: These were great
Downvoting me after losing my copy of Ant Attack is just adding insult to injury!
Re: These were great
Except that if you forgot and left a cartridge in the drive when you powered the damn thing on, it would wipe the tape.
I love the fusible plug idea!
A low tech solution to a high tech problem :D Genius.
First it was deciphering messed up words, then it was jigsaw puzzles.
I'm waiting for the day where a website needs a drop of blood and a soft tissue sample to verify me as human.
Adverts are not a service or a product.
They are an annoyance and an intrusion.
It's an interesting input device
Can you use it to detect a users expression of horror when they realise they've made a cataclysmic mistake?
I can see an application here for an automated undo feature :)
I want one!
Preferably equipped with an on board set of tools like Johnny 5 had.
Well if the chips respond to damaging stimuli by repairing themselves, then I guess that zapping the chip with a laser would make it feel pain that it had to respond to by rerouting its circuits.
Holy Crap! They are torturing those chips!
That the first application for these chips will be in robots to fight frickin' sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their frickin' heads.
Re: no man is an island
Isn't it about time that roaming charges were seen for the rip off that they are?
There is practically no real extra cost phoning home from Dover or Calais for the network operators, so why do we allow them to keep fleecing customers like this?
Learn COBOL, even if it cripples you mentally
I still have flashbacks about writing sequential files to tape.
Sometimes, late at night, I can still hear the tape flapping, and the anguished screams of someone that's just dropped a box of punch cards.
Re: There is only one thing a text editor needs
I once offered a fiver to anyone that could write a COBOL program in vi without setting off the terminal bell.
No one ever claimed it.
I have lost the ultra-violet wiping-out gadget (ask your dad)
Am I so old now that this is ancient technology?
Re: If it slips from your grasp and twangs back in mid-pee
Please tell me this has actually happened! :)
Re: Lastpass for me
My brain currently fills all those functions.
Barring accident, injury or alcohol, it seems to work quite well.
Oh! And it's free!
Re: If (when?) they're banned
Someone get me a mini-cam, a tube of tennis balls balls, some hair spray and a lighter.
There goes my weekend....
Re: Counting security holes is not a good guide - windows has HUGE HOLES
Gotta love linux users that think their boxes are unhackable :)
Re: They will use any lie in the book to get you to buy.
Advertisers lie?!! Say it isn't so!
Looks like a perfect phone for kids
And wont cost too much to replace if it's lost, stolen or broken.
Maybe a friendly prirate has come up with a "Fix" for it.
I own plenty of legitimate games.
But sometimes a 3rd party software update is the only way to get the software working properly.
Telephone and face-to-face support would be offered only as a "fall-back mechanism"
I've read that bit five times now, and it just seems like a big screw you to people that don't or can't use computers.
What guarantee have I got that I'll actually be able to speak to someone that can help in a timely manner?
Re: Can we have some bears too?
Lions, Tigers and Bears!
Re: Can't ISPs detect zombified PCs?
Ok, do you want to volunteer to have your traffic profiled first?
It's not white for a start.
Overclockers are rubbing their hands with glee
I'd worry about frost build up on the processor though.
The sky is falling! The sky is falling!
Run for the hills Cory Bernardi! We're all doomed!
Re: My last excuse...
Your phone is there for your convenience, not other peoples.
Electric shocks when hit by a plasma bolt
Finally! A way to electrocute people over TCP/IP!
First C Compiler
Or, the great grandmother of all compiler errors.
I can use = instead of == in an expression and that's valid?
Re: I wonder how they tested the "will not work with a severed hand" part.
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