149 posts • joined 1 Feb 2012
Re: call me a cynic
Where exactly are you getting ~$500,000 from?
Also, it is the Raspberry Pi Foundation offering the reward, not Broadcom.
Thanks for producing my favorite comment of the week.
"I am most concerned that as Bitcoin is inevitably banned in other countries, Americans will be left holding the bag on a valueless currency."
What a crock of shit. That's a nice way to scare people away from using Bitcoin, but it's not actual evidence.
Should have mined Bitcoins instead - the exchange rate is much, much higher. Unless maybe he stuck to DogeCoins because they're easier to mine?
"In your FACE, Sony! That's 10 bucks more..."
Are you trying to tell me that the device that costs $100 more is also more profitable?
Re: Enough with the capitalization
Interesting, I did not know that. Thanks for the link!
Enough with the capitalization
This is slightly off topic, but for fuck's sake, could The Register cool it with the capitalization (*) in the headlines? Go to the homepage right now and you'll see a majority of the headlines have capitalized words. You wouldn't go around bolding and underlining every other word, would you? Enough already! Use it sparingly, for when you actually have something that warrants it. Right now it just makes the site look like it's full of click-bait.
(*) Capitilise and capitalisation, alternatively, for my friends on the other side of the pond
Re: Hard to find faults with PS4, isn't it?
The new Uncharted will be the first blockbuster. As for the second? Not sure yet - The Order looks pretty awesome.
Great f**king idea
There is no way this will work.
Option 1: Make jammers a standard "feature" of automobiles. Queue the DIY instructions for disabling it. Or, better yet, watch in horror as enterprising individuals yank said jammers out of their cars to deploy them in less noble applications.
Option 2: Make it a "feature" of cell phones, implemented with the accelerometer/gyro/GPS/whatever. Circumvented in short time.
Option 3: Maybe the car has a built-in RF module which, when the phone picks up the signal, disables itself. That too shall be disabled and/or re-purposed to disable cell phones elsewhere.
Never mind that these ideas are ridiculous to begin with.
Visual debugging may be the most wonderful feature ever - I won't argue that. But you completely ignored the actual point I was trying to make.
ShelLuser is right to complain about basic usability issues. His sentence, "...hoping that all the suckers "valued customers" who bought 2012 are now going to buy into 2013 to get rid of their problems." sums it up nicely.
We've all gotten by just fine without "visual debugging" (whatever the hell that is), so yes, I think it is fair to "obsess" over things that are important. You know, like usability.
Congrats on being scammed by the MS marketing department.
Re: Just Wait
Not quite - In fact, Apple uses bits of phone to hold their glue together.
I'm all for knocking Java (for various reasons), but this one can't be blamed on language choice. Sounds like the dev team was just incompetent.
"...although Google stressed this is not a company-led initiative."
In other words, Google wants it to be clear that they don't actually care.
Re: "If you have any device with an integrated circuit in it, I likely wrote..."
Yeah, we hear it. But there's not a whole lot we can do. New boss, same as old boss, etc. etc.
That's exactly the attitude that those in positions of power were hoping for. Congratulations.
Re: fun with numbers
It means you're only about 1/4 as elite as the guy who got $3,133.7.
Re: @Fictional CV
Re: Been there, done that. In 1985.
You certainly have done a lot of ego stroking, jake, but not a lot of proof-providing.
Re: Whatever the reason...
Your understanding is incorrect.
I qualified my statements with "presuming they choose to route traffic for other users". Diziet got it - any client can become a node if they choose. It is this type of user that will improve network performance.
"From what I've seen, though, service/hosting providers don't always like TOR nodes on their networks." - This is true only for exit nodes - that type of node serves as a boundary between the Tor network and the traffic's ultimate destination. The other, more common, type of node simply routes traffic between two Tor nodes. The traffic through this type of node cannot be inspected because it's encrypted, so ISPs have to basis for complaints.
Whatever the reason...
it's good news. The more users, the faster the network (presuming they choose to route traffic for other users) and the better the anonymity (more traffic = more noise for someone focused on a specific user).
@AC and @djack - Thanks for clarification
And how is this any different from the BEAST exploit?
Re: Biggest bug is the auto NSA spy feature
1. Yes, we get it - the jokes have gotten old.
2. With the revelation of all these programs, it's really not the browser you should worry about. Sure, Chrome might slurp up more than, say, Firefox. But in the end, choice of browser doesn't matter when *everything* is captured anyway.
Ah, I should have specified re.DOTALL. Thanks for the additional test case, though.
Yup, it's a match.
Tomorrow's security vulnerability, today.
Re: Install Eadon
That's GNU/Eadon to you!
"Bad: that people need to rely on Google to tell your family you are dead"
Rely on it? I doubt it - the real purpose is to share/delete information that family members wouldn't be able to otherwise access because they would lack the password. From article: "The minimum timeout is three months..." - I don't know about you, but if my family hadn't heard from me in three months I think they'd realize something was up, and certainly before receiving an email with subject "User 10393232053 kicked the bucket".
Wrong again - the service will attempt to contact you one month before the account timeout (via phone/email) to verify that you are still alive (for lack of better phrasing). If you sign up for the service and ignore the emails it's your own damn fault.
Check. Er, I mean, got it.
Re: Looking good.
Cyanogenmod is excellent (running on Galaxy S2 Skyrocket for me)
Re: Or, you could, y'know, design you [sic] pages right?
Many sites are already designed like that. Ever hear of this thing called Ajax?
The point is, not every site should be designed with asynchronously loaded content. Do you want your favorite news site to appear blank for the first few seconds while the "ever changing" content is loaded from the server?
The purpose of Railgun is to provide a layer of optimization and caching on top of sites that wouldn't benefit from being "Ajaxified". The so-called "intrusive caching system" that you allude to is really nothing more than an automated static version of Ajax. The difference is, instead of stitching together the static and dynamic content in the browser, it is done on the CloudFlare servers.
(By the way, does anyone really use XSLT?)
This is very much complicated by the fact that the PS4 will use a SOC (system on a chip) - one die, containing both the CPU and GPU. So, no user-upgradable GPU.
How exactly will lubricating the device make it more secure?
This is no more notable than any other documented cold boot attack.
Re: Re: @DAM (was: It's a fair cop.)
"Nurse, he's out of bed again!"
Re: Yes but
Reactor in the back - what could possibly go wrong?
Re: Yes but
... and until said electricity doesn't come from fossil fuels in the first place.
Re: No Steven! It's a trap!
Didn't you see my public service troll advisory?
Re: @The BigYin
What the hell is your problem? batfastad wasn't bitching or demanding anything. He simply mentioned a feature that he would like to see implemented in GIMP. Now go take some Prozac.
Hold on a second...
If it can also be shown that an increase in IE market share leads to an increase in web developers targeting IE, then I might be able to get behind that last graph.
Re: Vibrating pen? Interesting.
Upvotes for everyone!
They do have an account. Notice tag=regtopten-20 in the URL when you click the button (after you are redirected.)
Re: @Elmer Phud
Let's try that one again, shall we?
Re: Libre Office does it for me...
I just switched to Libre Office and I'm very happy with it so far. I actually like LO Calc better than Excel. In Calc, I can create a chart in one step; axis titles, chart title, data set, etc. - all entered on one screen.
Eadon, please stop abusing that icon. You rarely have anything "technical" to say. It's bordering on RICHTO's abuse of the "Eat this" icon.
Weird Al's Bob Dylan spoof is good enough (and accurate enough) for me.
Re: obsolete versions of IE
I suppose a better word would be 'deprecated'.
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