2077 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
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).
Imagine space-time is like a huge rubber sheet.
Space-time is easily wiped clean and wont let anything stain your mattress?
Trojans in space
I immediately thought of those asteroids that float around Lagrangian points.
SHUT UP AND TAKE MY MONEY!
Re: MS ARE offering extended support
Well to be fair, the banks can afford it.
But if they can afford that, then they can afford to get their IT affairs in order.
It's getting to the point where you're better off assuming everything BT say is a lie
BT simply cannot be trusted to give a straight answer
Re: Let's generalise this a bit
Who says advertising doesn't work!? :D
The MPAA and RIAA are pitching the idea of grooming kids early?
Did no one at those groups stop to think about the unfortunate implications of this?
And beer according to Alex Brett @16:28
Are you saying that I should move my money out of HSBC?
They know how to keep their troublemakers in line!
Re: Nature loves to do idle integration
The proof is left as an exercise for the universe.
I think I'm going to need a bigger can of Raid!
How is this a fair test?
In the real world, you wouldn't necessarily know an attack is coming, or where it would be directed.
I doubt this "attack" will employ any techniques that the defending staff haven't specifically been told to prepare for.
That's not a slingshot!
That's a Hohmann transfer!
Well we know who built Stuxnet
I suggest that the governments affected sue the perpetrators from orbit. This kind of collateral damage could have been prevented had the original developers actually targeted their attack.
Lie detector? Galvanic skin response?
Someone at Google/Motorola doesn't know how the human body works apparently.
Re: "I need your clothes, your boots..."
And a urine sample.
EMP's? Just like in Red Dawn?
What about that game with the sonic screwdriver?
You know, that one you could get on Linux desktops. Where all the darleks chased you around the screen.
Someone must know what I'm on about.
Image hash database
Is this publicly available so that sysadmins can run preventative measures?
Highly developed organisms such as Register readers?
How exactly is this helping to fight "terrorism"?
Are the NSA really that interested in my high score on Plants Vs Zombies?
A person can set a schedule controlling the heating or cooling of his house.
I'm pretty sure I already have a device in my house that's doing that right at the moment.
And my oven already has a timer on it.
That's Theresa May for you.
She can't get her own house in order (remember that fiasco with her border staff just letting everyone through because they were "under staffed"), so she's very neatly trying to sweep the problem under someone elses rug.
Most landlords have a hard enough time maintaining their properties. They have neither the time, nor the qualifications to verify the identity and eligibility of someone to stay in the UK. Hell, if the Home Office itself can't figure out who's legally entitled to live in the UK, how is a landlord?
Re: Yup. That's me.
I am at work.
My code's compiling.
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