2080 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
Re: Computer Misuse Act needs more of an update than that
I completely agree with you. There's just one problem.
This legislation will be written by lawyers. A profession which is still passing documents around by fax machine.
Re: WTF are 'paedophilic manuals'?
I've no idea. It seems a little silly to me to have a law to cover a specific case of a manual that details how to commit a very specific crime.
Why no legislation on burglary manuals? Or Murder manuals? Armed robbery manuals? (Maybe it's the programmer in me, but why not create an abstract law regarding the dissemination of criminal techniques in manuals and then have a concrete implementation for each crime?)
Is this law really going to accomplish anything? I'm no criminal mastermind, but I don't think that criminals go on to the internet, download a "paedophilic manual" and then start practising.
Re: Instead of flipping images upside-down, just tilt them by a few degrees
That's the evilest thing I can imagine! :')
Re: Can you back that up with facts? Links? Evidence?
All non-trivial software solutions have holes. See The Halting Problem.
Re: Software Defined Wanking
That's not actually a bad idea... Let's hope that this device has a decent API and a USB connector.
You could have it sync up with a movie of your favourite grumble flick, or you could have it vary the grip, frequency and length of strokes.
It just doesn't look big enough
How are you supposed to fit it all in there?
There's only 4" of stroke there. It doesn't seem like nearly enough.
I can totally see this working
The children of the future will be paying for things with old websites I wrote years ago. It's kind of beautiful in a way :)
What is that? A linux computer for ants?
Re: "Who am I?!?!?!?!"
Johnny the tackling alzheimer's patient?
Re: Sexist article
I took away the opposite opinion when I'd finished reading the article. It seems that a womens biggest problem is in fact other women.
Re: Horse Law
Have you seen the way some irresponsible drivers treat horses on the road though?
It's not the intelligent self driving car I'm worried about, it's the irresponsible human drivers on the road that I worry about. There are already people that display a ridiculous level of hostility to people that use Google Glass, I dread to think how they would react to the Google Car.
Why aren't criminal charges being brought?
This is incredibly personal and sensitive information that they are giving away.
Maybe it's time that the Data Protection Act got an update.
Are Apple taking the Pliss?
Coat with the locked iPad in the pocket...
So essentially, what you're saying is: It's ok to run a url aggregator as long as torrent files aren't the only thing you're indexing.
Seems to me that the CoLP are way out of their jurisdiction.
Did London annex Poland while I wasn't looking?
How soon before this technology can be adapted for wasps or bees?
Yes, I want a laser controlled bee cannon.
(If the bees could wear little laser packs as well that would be great.)
Are they sure that this is unintended behaviour?
Or has Cortana discovered a more subtle interpretation of the three laws of robotics?
Re: Boo. Hoo..
They'll be making it a criminal offence to not just hand over passwords next...
Re: no-one in their right mind is going to watch a full-feature film on a fucking two inch screen
Fortunately for the market, it's full of people not in their right mind that would quite happily sit and watch a feature film on a 2 inch screen. I've seen them do it on the train.
Re: So, how many people that use a brain daily know how it works?
It works on a delicate balance of caffeine and alcohol.
Re: This isn't a killer app
It would make the pictures of my junk more interesting for a start...
Re: Conflicting Laws
Good point Number 6!
Can American courts compel a citizen to commit a crime in another country? I can't wait to find out the answer!
Re: American Manufacturing
Hey! What about your booming Crystal Meth industry?
How are anti-terror police supposed to listen to my voice mail now?
I'm going to have to start getting people to leave me messages on Viber.
I wish I worked for Google. (or Apple, Intel, or Adobe)
She is extremely pink!
Are the authorities sure she's human?
How is it at arse matching?
I need to know for a friend.
Upvote for expression.
Re: America On Line does not track you
Would you be interested in buying a bridge?
He should have used 7 proxies.
Re: Someone vomited hashtags all over impossible.com
#yes, #but #you #can't #have #a #modern #site #without #hashtags!
Urgh! What a god awful site!
It's slow. So slow. The interface is awkward and difficult to navigate. It looks like someone has decided to use pretty much every single transition known to JQuery to display, move or hide elements (and there's no way to turn it off.). It looks like one of those Web 2.0 websites where every flashy new technology has been used just for the sake of it.
There's no verification of users. Yes, you can create an account with bogus credentials and then upload anything you like. The entire site is full of schoolboy errors like this. I don't know about you, but for £200K I expected more.
Re: DON'T PANIC
No one likes Comic Sans.
Anything prefixed with "NSA denies"
Can be taken as the gospel truth.
Probably one of the few communication methods left that aren't under constant surveillance by the NSA.
Would it contravene the Computer Misuse Act?
AFAIK, and IANAL: There is precedent set for using the function of a system, even though such a function may not be intended behaviour. (Old Bailey trial 3 Oct. 1973)
However, taking the information gained and using that to circumvent a security measure would be contravening the act.
Disclaimer: The above is pure speculation. Again, IANAL.
Re: He's relevant, regardless of how ignorant he is.
That's even worse!
It's quite sad really...
Rupert Murdoch thinks he's relevant and has something to contribute. Yet the man continually demonstrates his ignorance every time he utters his opinion.
Re: How about trial by combat?
Two MPs enter!
One MP leaves!
How about trial by jury for MPs?
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Re: Did it double his manhood in size?
I too was wondering if there was any swelling.
I don't think that Prime Minister David Cameron knows what he's defending.
But he's just gone an squandered a ton of public money, so he's got to say something.
Is the headline similar to a Daily Mail article?
Has El Reg journalism sinking to the lowest common denominator?
Can you replace facts with wild speculation if you phrase it in the form of a question?
Will this give me Terminator style night vision?
I read as far as the $500k a year development job...
And immediately started updating my CV
Re: peanut butter and jelly
Bacon and tomato sauce surely!
As far as I'm concerned...
All Qwerty keyboards are practically the same. Mostly from the necessity of having all the keys in a place where a touch typists fingers know where to find them.
I can totally see this working.
Machines may be better placed to discover chunks of data that the scientists weren't expecting or even looking for.
"We are not making the IWL public."
Then how am I supposed to check to see if any of my websites are on it?
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