I'll take a back seat for now.
Preferably one with side intrusion beams and curtain airbags.
157 posts • joined 2 Apr 2012
Preferably one with side intrusion beams and curtain airbags.
Other than registrars, I don't see who benefits from this TLD proliferation. It's going to mean businesses need to defensively register hundreds or thousands of domains, and it means customers have even less chance of picking the "right" domain.
I guess search engines would benefit from the increased traffic and hence eyeballs for ad impressions.
More draws do not a better filing cabinet make.
Pitch random ideas all over the place, get someone else to develop it and run the financial risks, then if/when the business takes off, claim to have been the original inventor and sue their balls off.
Personally, I'd rather Valve have my details than random Chinese cybercrooks, if for no other reason than that Valve already get most of my disposable income anyway.
I was doing a Crashplan free trial and would have signed up if not for the fact that they made an AU datacentre, forced people in AU and NZ to use it (without cloning data across, reupload everything pls) and doubled the price. Their explanation: geographical proximity. Ignoring the fact that I'd prefer my data further away actually.
Needless to say, they didn't get my business.
But this geographical fuckery has been happening for years now. Valve seems to think that a 50% AU/NZ surcharge is reasonable on many games. :/
I'm sure it'll be thoroughly ignored.
Since caller ID on traditional voice calls is opt-out (IE you can usually enter a code before dialling to not show your number), is there a similar feature for this?
You make us look like idiots, we'll take your stuff.
Typical playground bully behaviour.
you know they're avoiding dealing with the actual issue.
The more socially-active you are the more likely you'll be targetted. More games, profile activity, even presence on trading websites (or content in your public inventory) all makes it more likely they'll spot you and have a crack.
And I imagine the credit cards being used to validate ($5) these accounts will all be stolen anyway.
for the "idiot tax" comment.
I instinctively presume the malware itself is an attempt by Russia to make the West look bad. It's certainly not beyond them to inconvenience their own people a bit just to make a point.
Only criminals will have knowledge.
then the reason for the trickle of mobile broadband is that it's horrendously overpriced. A mobile (prepay or post-pay) monthly packet will usually consist of a set amount of voice, text and data, and wanting to get more data will often come with a bundle of pointless voice and text, at an exorbitant price. A monthly package with a couple of gigs of data can cost as much as your entire fixed broadband package with a hundred times as much data (if it has a cap at all).
Are they considered to be ad injectors, since they interfere with and overwrite the intended advertising (with blank space, as the user wants, but still.).
Am I the only one creeped out beyond measure by all the search integration stuff? If I'm searching a local drive for "budget" I don't want or need results from my email, the web, onedrive or anything like that, and certainly not based on some learning algorithm which processes all my data remotely and is likely 75% aimed at advertising and only 25% at providing a better result. Just show me ALL the files and ONLY the files with CV in the name (or content if I so specify)...
I still don't understand why this is opt-out instead of opt-in? This level of privacy violation wouldn't be tolerable outside the Internet. It's equivalent to a clothing retailer sewing GPS trackers into your clothes that anyone could use, without telling you, and expecting the average Joe to know that they need to ask for it to be disabled.
that it's doing so well, so much longer than was ever planned or even hoped for.
that these maneuvers came at the cost of a significant amount of maneuvering fuel? What is the expected impact on its service life compared to one that was in the right orbit from the start?
where the "trick-cyclists" term came from? I presume I missed an in-joke somewhere. Or it's rhyming slang for something I can't work out either.
Had to? I would have thought that on a Mac it was optional, whereas on Windows it wasn't.
"Which is somewhat ambiguous, but it essentially means everyone will get Internet Explorer, except those who install Windows 10 and even then, they can ask for it back."
Please can this mean we don't HAVE to have Spartan either? I really don't want any pointless software on my lean gaming rig, and if they're finally separating a browser I never used from the supposed core of the OS, I'd really prefer it if they didn't ram another one in the hole.
They'll keep pushing the boundaries of what people will tolerate until one day they take one step too far and someone, somewhere will snap, and there will be an avalanche of dissent turning into riots and full-on revolution.
And there will still be politicians sitting there saying "What are you DOING, we're just trying to keep you SAFE!", not realising that they're the problem, not the solution.
As they say, ignorance is bliss. Why would you let anyone tell you what the problems are when you can stick your fingers in your ears and remain in a state of perpetual euphoria?
Of course, Paris is the obvious choice.
Don't waste time and effort trying to future-proof something against a future you cannot accurately predict (nor will be the one paying for). Just slap something together with second-hand parts and n-2 technology, and replace the whole kit every 5-10 years.
The shitstorm has already commenced. The "If you've got nothing to hide you've got nothing to fear" crowd against the "Privacy is a basic human right" crowd.
But since NZ is a member of the 5 peepers, I'm sure whatever the US Govt decides is reasonable for us, we'll rush to implement.
"As always, our success is built on trust."
Welp, time to find some new foundations for that success. Might I suggest "Close ties with Western governments" as being a natural successor?
I figure they'd have dropped it by now. Unless they're really committed to the "you're not buying a phone, you're only borrowing it, we still own it." stance.
that offers a password or key recovery service is not encrypted to such an extend that the NSA can't get into it. Only if it's client-side encryption with user-held cert is it secure-ish.
and the next thing you know some internet quack is poking around your history?
screwing with the UI? I'm utterly over "fixing" things with every update, or waiting days or weeks for addon writers to tweak things back to how I like them. I'd rather run an outdated copy than go through that frustration all the time.
"The company had one of the most valuable brands in the computer business and wants that back."
Don't it always seem to go
That you don't know what you've got till it's gone?
"It should be legal to do it, because we're gonna do it anyway, but that way you can't complain."
I have one of these drives but never ran performance tests after the initial ones just after the install. I'll need to re-run them to see how bad it is. In hindsight, things do seem somewhat slower but I'd always blamed that on the inevitable aging and bloat of the Windows install and apps rather than the drive itself.
5 hours and change for a playthrough? Doesn't seem like value for money to me.
But am I the only person who thinks the NSA's vocal opposition to encryption is all for show, and they've already compromised the back ends of almost anything worth looking at?
If the NSA bleat about encryption, then people will assume that means they can't see the comms, and will feel secure planning their next terrorist attack via the usual channels. If they suspect the NSA already has access they may commission custom comms which would be more problematic to spy on.
Shumay or Shumway?
They've also admitted that they'd be compelled to hand over all data (not just metadata) in the case of a valid warrant being served. So, backward-accessible wiretapping now available in all homes, free with purchase of a corrupt judge.
Watch TV without being watched. Free rabbit ears aerial.
Starting bid, $1000. Shipping, probably as much again.
It refers to "the above terms and conditions" but there aren't any there. There's a two-line disclaimer, but in these days of phonebook-sized tomes of legalese, I hesitate to assume that's all of it.
Still, unlike the chocolate one, this one doesn't say you'll farm out my details, so I've entered. Thanks!
I suspect shipping to NZ would cost more than the loot itself though.
will no doubt resurface as another company with a slightly altered name, and be able to submit similar crapware to the Play store with no problems. I'm no Apple fan, but at least their walled garden has fewer slugs crawling around in it.
I'm not taking a jab at the Vulture staff, just the Kickstarter one.
Thanks for making it clear that I can freely ignore those in the future.
Literally one percent of the US military budget (approx $6Bn) could keep NASA expanding the boundaries of human knowledge, but noooo. Killing people is far more important.
seems to be the norm these days. Why bother anticipating edge cases when you can just waffle something together so that it's easier to misuse later?
Off-white Mesa? Or maybe Rounded Mesa?
really just means that Marriott & co didn't offer enough money to the right lobbyists.
They need this to maintain compliance with the NSA backdoor policy they're subject to after a secret court handed down a judgement that they're not allowed to mention.
I won't bother with AC, they know who I am by now...
it reads like something written by someone in a Sunday-evening alcoholic stupor. "no example of the project slowing down"? "14nd"?