2004 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
Re: Meh… EULAs
As a consumer, there's no way any contract can remove or override your statutory rights under UK law.
Re: Google Analytics / Google Ads
There's a list of Google domains on Wikipedia. Copy and past to your hosts file and redirect to 127.0.0.1.
Job done. You can now safely surf the internet without using Google.
"It is almost impossible not to use Google services on the internet."
It's not even close to impossible. Has Jacob Kohnstamm even actually tried using the internet without using Google?
I don't think he has.
In any good bar
There's always a pool table.
This can be solved with proper Reverse Management.
Delegate upwards, and they wont have time to notice that you've slipped out for a quiet beer :)
Still a drop in the ocean compared to the obscene level of "bonuses" some bank staff get.
Re: !Subtle under tones
REMINDS AMERICAN WORDS REALLY AWAY SORT REPEATS MESSAGE OBVIOUSLY NEED MANY. ADVERT EMPHASIZE WATCHING MESSAGE. MESSAGES VIDEO EMPHASISED MESSAGE. SUMMING MESSAGE LAST MESSAGE THAT.
Damn. It doesn't look like there's a secret message in there at all. Maybe there's some other kind of cypher I'm missing.
Really hardcore computer users don't use linux or windows
They write their own operating systems from scratch!
Dirty minded people at the DVLA
It's a bit of a stretch to see those strings of letters and numbers. The DVLA are acting like schoolboys that have just discovered that they can look up "rude" words in the dictionary.
Re: nobody is that stupid
You'd be surprised how cocky some criminals will get.
Why do these idiots insist on trying to tackle the wrong end of the problem?
The European Court of Justice should have made sure that Pedro Cruz Villalón knew how the internet worked before letting him embarrass them like this.
Using ISP's to regulate access to the internet has been tried before and it's failed spectacularly. In the case of The Pirate Bay, it caused the site to go from just a single site and a handful of mirrors into a distributed mirrored site with urls into the hundreds.
Pedro Cruz Villalón should study the problem he proposes to solve so that he doesn't make the situation worse.
4 Jobs rolled into one!
So that's like 4 paychecks rolled into one, right?
Re: Never underestimate a starving hacker.
If he's a Nork hacker then he's probably got a gun to his head.
And if Swordfish taught us anything, it's that hackers with a gun to their head code approximately 182% faster.
What exactly is Lily Coles relevance?
She didn't write it, she probably wont use it, and she's managed to get hold of £200,000 of tax payers money to do it.
You could quite easily replace Lily with any other meat puppet and the result would be exactly the same.
Computer Science is to Developers...
As Physics is to Builders.
We need Builders that can construct a sturdy erection. Not Physicists that can tell us why it stays up.
A quieter helicopter?
Does this mean an end to the sleep deprived nights caused by police choppers circling over my house?
"Everything with a hole in it is a vagina?"
Well it doesn't look like a giant penis.
Re: The thing that gets me...
Who doesn't back up valuable data?
The thing that gets me...
Is that people are actually paying the ransom!
That's blue sky thinking right there...
"only to shoot up in huge spurts for the rest of the day."
Jasper Hamill, you can expect an invoice for a new keyboard in 2 - 3 working days.
Sounds like someone has a high opinion of themselves.
Re: solve the middle east crisis once and for all!
We could start with air drops of chocolate brownies.
If that fails to pacify the region, we can gradually increase the dose.
Re: if the judge ordered the execution
I for one would support this wholeheartedly as long as the executions were televised.
Two Patent Trolls Enter! One Patent Troll Leaves!
Pay peanuts for web developers
And this is the quality of site you get.
Everybody above this line
Has been trolled.
You don't have to kill yourself to win a darwin award. All you have to do is remove yourself from the genepool. I think there's more than one guy that it's been awarded to for removing their ability to reproduce.
Whatever happened to not negotiating with criminals or terrorists?
When someone holds you to ransom, the last thing you should do is validate their behaviour by paying it!
Re: The Million Dollar Question...
Some Linux user you are then.
If you can't recompile the kernel to run on that device then you should turn in your Linux card now!
They do a lot of work on the psychological of people
I'm sure they do.
Enterprise level malware
Except that their helpdesk probably actually works.
MPs having heterosexual relations?
There's your scandal right there!
Re: Yes, HSBC Bank.................
$500M is nothing to them. They made so much more than that laundering money for criminals.
Any comment from the Police Central e-crime Unit El Reg?
C'mon! You're supposed to be journalists! Ask questions!
The smallest possible amount of leap.
Re: How hard is it to have multiple bank accounts and paypal?
Yeah, if you had two bank accounts, you could just log on to the barclays website and transfer your wages into your other account....
In your face Zuckerberg!
I'm no expert in criminal behaviour
But I'm pretty certain that evil pedoterrorists aren't going around typing "kiddie porn" into google to get their kicks. Call me cynical, but I think this is a PR move that's likely to do more harm than good. A false sense of security is worse than no security at all.
Seriously, who thinks this stuff up?
I walk past three Severn Trent leaks on my way to work every morning. They have been there for at least 2 years.
Unless Liv Garfield is handy with a wrench, I don't see Severn Trent's shareholders gaining anything from this.
Sonic Screwdriver? Who uses those any more?
I want to see El Reg's article on building your own laser screwdriver!
What is the UK National Crime Agency doing about this besides sending out warnings?
Because, let's face it: my little sister could do that.
"restricted substances and green chemistry"
It's exactly as dodgy as it sounds!
Nice job title though :) What's the pay like?
I don't know. Get a tight beam microwave transmitter, aim it at Earth and in a few thousand years, free electricity for all!
No Technical Details?
How does this filter work exactly?
Are they analysing every packet? Is it a DNS block? Some sort of URL filter?
How far does this network level filter go?
So many unanswered questions.
Re: Using a phone while driving?
Yeah, but what if all the dumb people in cars talking on their mobile phone run over all the smart people?
Before you know it, we've all got the average IQ of the Houses of Parliament.
That wasn't trolling.
That was Great Justice!
No! Not the Melty Man!
Re: What can you do with a single qubit?
You'd think a single bit of information would be totally useless too. But then where would we be without light switches?
The boys would probably be getting done for creating child porn as well then.
Re: c as a constant
Because there's an awful lot of other things we can test that depend on c being a constant. For example: the fine structure constant Alpha, and the decay rate of Cobalt 56 (see the observations of SN1987A).