256 posts • joined 28 Feb 2012
I'm not shocked at all. Especially considering that given the option to change login details, even the US military didn't bother to change their software from default login values...
Re: Thank you, Brits!
"As to the value--£145.50, depending on what it buys you in terms of programming, that doesn't sound all that steep..."
Except what it buys you has been aired a hundred times before, or has 'celebrities' on it that cost so much, the program itself has no actual production cost because there is no budget left in the BBCs otherwise infinite cash cow.
"...compared to what I would have to pay for, say, a block of sports programming or movie channels on cable or satellite."
Your missing the main point here. If we want any of that stuff, we have to pay the satellite fee IN ADDITION to the licence fee. The licence is paid for the privilege of using a TV, even if we pay for (and only watch) a subscription service, such as Sky. In fact, even if you can conclusively prove that the BBC reception is so bad, you cannot possibly watch BBC channels, you still have to pay the licence fee if you watch ANY live TV. This is what my problem is with the fee, the BBC reap the benefits from not even having to produce decent television programs. In fact, they can reap the benefits from OTHER suppliers providing a better service.
"The main difference is that I don't have to buy them if I don't want them, and the national government doesn't threaten to jail me for not buying them."
So to put it another way, you have the better deal after all.
Paris, because her service is much like the BBC... flakey at best.
Re: I like this woman
"I have never been able to 'get' a public (non profit) trust criminalising people for not paying for it's massive budget that is pissed away on high pay for it's bosses and ridiculous severance fees for those it employed mistakenly or no longer wants.Oh and IT schemes that never come to fruition!"
Sounds like central government.
"He hacked US military systems. Even if he did achieve this more by luck than skill, he probably still has a man from the NSA reading every email and IM conversation he has."
Hacked it by using the default user/password combination. Frankly the US government should be thanking him for exposing and highlighting the incompetence of the sys admins. He did them a favour and showed them they needed to, you know, actually secure their security services own secure systems.
The ungrateful gits.
Re: What can I say?
"Correlation does not imply causation but their are one of two possibilities... a) FB is an idiot magnet or b) FB turns its users into idiots."
Ah, good use of sarcasm their.
Re: Will Fandroids never learn?
"So I guess people buying Samsung are just as stupid as people buying Apple, right?"
At least they have made a conscious decision not to support a company that copyrights or patents public domain design traits, then retrospectively sue the people who are using them.
Re: Oh ffs...
I was bored.
NSA... No Secracy Allowed.
GCHQ... Gigantic Conglomaracy Harvesting Quickly.
USA PATRIOT Act... Undoubtedly Stupid And Pathetic Attempt To Rationalise Investigation Of Taxpayers And Citizens Totally.
Surely this will be used by Apple to proves that i* help solve crimes. They can even have a iPhone wearing a cape and spandex.
note to self: A method to use a device to solve crimes. Realy must patent that before Apple retrospectively do, and then sue the Oz gov for infringement.
Am I missing something here?
It seems like the gist of this story is: The RIAA are suing a company because they can't sue it for copyright theft.
Re: Why do people fuss about Muslims?
"What is child un-safe about a mother's breasts?"
Good point, except she isn't breastfeeding, you don't know she's a mother (unless you've read the book of course), and I think the pose she's in certainly suggests an element of sexual pravocativeness.
Other then that, good point.
Re: The devil's in the detail
"The very first post here is an MS shill/troll"
No, the first post was pointing out sarcastically how wrong Linux users were when gloating how secure they are. That's not trolling or shilling, that's pointing out sarcastically how wrong Linux users were when gloating how secure they are. Nothing more, nothing less. If Linux users see more into it then that, then that's showing an altogether different type of insecurity.
Surely, this article isn't equating insider data breaches and hacking..?
96 TB... should be about enough to install Win-8...
"My old man still asks to this day "Is that an iPhone?" when seeing any touch-screen phone (even though I've got him to buy himself a Nexus 5), suggesting that the charge of confusing potential customers is not without merit."
It suggests to me that he was oversaturated with iPhone adverts to the point where he assumes any phone with any radius of corners is an iPhone. I mean really... are you suggesting that at no point in pre Apple history has a phone with that degree of cornerage been produced. There's a huge back catalogue of phones to measure there...
I can certainly live without US or EU mains sockets, but wouldn't be too happy without UK ones. Why were those on the list and not UK?
"...it was one of the space agency's own satellites."
Are we sure. Shouldn't we take hundreds of high-res pictures from all angles, study it on a microscopic level and take samples... Just in case it IS an alien artefact or an attempt by aliens to communicate.
I mean, this could be the most profound discovery in mankind's history, and I'd hate to see them get sued for deriliction of duty, or whatever...
Re: I wish ...
"Samsung are even open shops now, I wonder who did that first?"
Shops: Anyone before Apple existed as a company.
Mobile phone shops: T-Mobile, Three, Orange, Virgin, Carphone Warehouse (this is just in UK of course, more abroad I suspect)
If your talking about ONLY between Samsung or Apple, then yes, obviously Apple opened stores first.
In a similar vein, Apple do telecoms now. I wonder who did that first?
Re: Sod off, microsoft
"Bzzzzt - wrong. To use Bing and IE you just use the stuff that came with the OS. "
Uh, if I buy an Android phone does it not default to using Google for search?
Uh, if you buy a Windows phone does it not default to using Bing for search?
You sir, are a hypocrite.
Not convinced the heart is in this ecperiment.
He has a touchscreen, calender synching, installable apps, camera, expandable memory, 64k colour screen, music player and full featured web browser.
Not a dumb phone by any stretch of the imagination.
'What kind if repirting is this?'
'AN HP Server'????????
Its 'A HP server'.....
What kind of grammar natzism is this? If it was pronounced as the individual letters H followed by P, it would indeed be 'an HP server'.
And I'm reasonably sure it would be "It's", as in 'It is' rather then plural of it.
XBox live refused to accept...
... grapes, poop (poop deck) and prick (with a needle) on a multiplayer session of Quarrel. They are only offensive if used in a particular context. Rather like boob, jerk, and tit, all of which are allowed.
That's why this kind of filtering is a bad idea... it doesn't (censored) work, you (censored) (censored) pieces of (censored).
"Do you consent to Apple charging you for the use of its new, patented, auto click correcting technology on a per click basis?"
*user clicks no*
"Our patented auto click correct technology has determined you meant to click Yes. Your first payment has been charged. Thank you!"
Re: Diamond knife, laser, finger nail..
"Now I don't need to buy contact lenses!"
... because I'm now permanantly blind!
Re: Mostly Harmless
WESTERN spiral arm? Does such a concept as West exist on a galactic scale?
Re: Lets test this "law" thing @Martin
"circumventing legislation"... is that anything like "ensuring you don't break the law".
If they want to introduce legislation forbidding someone from doing something, they have to have clearly defined ruled on what is and isn't punishable. Those scenarios highlight this need.
Re: Oh goodie...
It should cover the cost of a replacement SIM removal tool.
The opposition isn't against it being NEW, it opposition against an inferior product. DAB offers nothing to listeners of specialist FM broadcasts, is going to be expensive for those specialist stations to implement, and is generally of poorer sound quality.
I'll never understand the "its new so it must be better" argument you seem to back.
Re: DAB is pointless @Ben
While maths isn't exactly my strong point, I know that a typical 128kb/s song in my Moe collection comes out at roughly 3mb for 3 minutes. I suggest you check your calculations.
Re: anti-DAB agenda
The same choice that Digital TV gives us? Looking just at BBC, we have BBC 1 and 2 (which were analogue anyway, and about 14 channels of repeats from yesterday, yesteryear, and yestercentury of programs that were on BBC 1 and 2. ITV offers pretty much the same, plus a chance to catch up with itv1+1 etc. Which is just an hour delayed repeat of itv1.
Wow, an incredible "choice" that warrented forced uptake...
I would have gambled on...
If I was forced to gamble in any line up of manufacturers phones on which would stop a live round, I would have chosen Nokia.
Customer service with a sense of humour
After losing data signal, my mate put on the loudspeeker as he rang customer services. First they gave him a different number after finally navigating the dreadful "press a number for the right service" menu. Then THAT number asked him "Why don't you visit our website and avoid delays to answer your question?" To which we both smiled...
Re: Let the invasion begin!
Quote: I'm off to download it and see what it looks like!
If we believe the article, it looks like a scaled cubic version of Britain.
Re: Absolutely Ridiculous
Quote: "the killer feature here is the lockdown phone feature, rendering stolen iPhones almost worthless."
iPhones that HAVEN'T been stolen are next to worthless. Expensive and overhyped, yes. But generally worthless.
I don't get the big deal, all Apple need to do is patent this as a fingerprint retrieval mechanism. Then anyone doing this will face stiffer punishment then the theft of the phone would incur anyway.
Quote: The court also clarified that users could be liable for even more serious offences if the rumours “seriously endanger social order and national interests”, for example if they lead to mass incidents, damage China’s image or lead to ethnic or religious conflict.
Does this mean if the people repost the official court decleration, those who brought the decleration in will be called to account? After all, legislation like this surely damages China's image.
Do I need new friends?
My friends tell me I need to get out more, find myself a hobby!
Re: Truth or consequences
Quote: "Your attitude, of compartmentalising decency, manners and behaviour according to school, work or whatever could be cited as one of the problems society in general and people in particular suffer."
So your saying schools should be responsible in taking remedial action against a student if that student behaves in a way they deem detrimental to society off of school grounds?
Quote: "On the other hand, I can see, from the article, no reason for the headmaster going to the police and am not comfortable with his making special approaches to the university to get the boy rejected."
So this statement is a lie, since the school took the action you cited previously, yet you criticise them for doing so.
And you even managed to post AC too. I'm impressed with your lack of accountability, and unwillingness to be able to stand by your obvious attempt at trolling.
They will do what they normally do
Just wait till someone else builds a 5inch screen smartphone, then claim it is a patent infringement, as they came up with the idea first. Now they have published a possibility of plans to develop 5inch screens, its illegal for any one else to do it.
Yeah... good one...
Prrsonally, I'd rather not have anything pre-installed on a mobile except the bear essentials that are needed to make it a smart phone. I have an android that comes with a 2nd keyboard interface, a whole slew of games, an in built browser that can't even render HTML reliably, a contact list feature that loses account detail on reboot.. none of which can be uninstalled, and so reduce the 150mb system memory to about 32mb by the time I install the stuff I have to install to make it usable.
Their next project should be...
...a sensor on the rear of the parents trouser or dress, to detect when they do a number 2. That way, it will automatically send for a nurse to wipe the PARENTS F***ING ASSES!
Bank: "We noticed some suspicious activity on your card sir."
Customer: "I'm on my way to hospital, can this wait?"
Bank: (ignorant operator as always) "It seems someone purchased an on-line porn subscription."
Customer: "Well it wasn't me cos I am blind and on my way to hospital."
Bank: "Unfortunately sir, the transaction was verified by retina scan."
Customer: "That's why I am going to hospital. My eyes were just gouged out."
Bank: "Sorry to hear that sir, but your security option doesn't cover you if you allow access to your eye-balls."
Re: No network = No Work
"trouble with using it for a projector or a form printer is the info will have to be updated at some point."
You mean a firmware update?
Re: De Ja Vu?
Quote from article: "Where Uber operates with existing cabs it only charges the metered fare, plus 20 per cent gratuity naturally ("Being Uber means there is no need to tip" says the company, prior to noting that detail)"
I read this as "There is a charge of %20 of the meter fare added on top of the meter, and that is Uber's fee."
If the 'gratuity' (which really should be at the passengers discretion) becomes part of the fare and is non negotiable (as the wording seems to indicate) it isn't a gratuity... its a fee.
Re: @Mad Mike OOPS!
"I don't think anyone is saying the school should do nothing. Just that sending in the stormtroopers is completely disproportionate."
While I don't know much about the American judicial system, I would argue that the school acted responsibly. They were unsure what action they SHOULD have taken, so asked the local authority (police) how to proceed. Once that happened, any consequences are squarely on the shoulders of the police. As soon as the school were informed of the formal charges, they acted responsibly too. If they had allowed her to stay in school, the rest of the students would see that as license to act just as (potentially) dangerously.
In point of fact, had that bottle top skewed off to the side, she could very easily have blinded someone. Would that constitute a punishable offence?
Considering its the USPTO turning down an Apple patent...
... it didn't even need to April 1st to be obviously untrue.
Re: I am going to take an unpopular side here.
Quote: Has it occurred to you that I can rip the CD then resell it? Or do you trust me not to do this, in which case why can't you trust me to delete any copies I have made of my digital downloads when I resell them?
I seem to remember the RIAA/MPAA taking the same argument to court regarding the resale of physical media when seeking an exemption from the first sale doctrine. They have been trying to suggest for years now that everyone buying their members wares shouldn't be allowed to sell it... ever...
It's almost like they are able to dictate constitutional reform or something *rolls eyes*
Why are we giving these playthings of the Devil to kids?
Because your average school student nowadays can't read, so has to have interactive visual aids to understand the most basic things?
Because students have no respect for education or educational practices that it needs to be disguised as entertainment for them to give a rats ass?
Because Apple have patented "the teaching or learning of a subject, in an establishment specifically set up to teach."
And if you go in looking for a single specific item...
... that the store does not sell (thinking especially with electronic outlets should they decide to follow suit), it will cost money to find out they don't have what you're after.
"Sorry we don't have that in stock right now sir, I'll just ring up your browsing charge on the till. Will that be cash or plastic?"
Re: 18 billion km thats like saying
Dunno, but its about 1 in London traffic jams...
Re: @ Don Jefe
No... THAT was V'ger... ;)
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