Is there a BOFH or PFY working at the CIA?
I suspect an "accident" where the disks were placed on an unusual "Yellow Pages" sitting on a desk..
93 posts • joined 11 Sep 2012
I suspect an "accident" where the disks were placed on an unusual "Yellow Pages" sitting on a desk..
I seriously doubt that the pro-gun lobby really read what is being proposed and instead cranked up the rage-o-meter to 11.
So they close the loophole allowing people to buy guns at gun shows with no background checks. How does that equate to "government coming to take my guns"?
And they close the loophole of people on terrorist watch lists being able to buy guns, or people with mental issues. How does that equate to "government coming to take my guns"? Are all gun owners on the terrorist watch list or mental?
So they advocate for more safety and regulations. How does that equate to "government coming to take my guns". AFAIK the second amendment does call for a "well regulated militia".
But if poor Mr. Ahmed Mohammed bin Laden wants a gun with no background checks, watch the "rage-o-meter" get turned way down.
Yes but the secret service are trained to use guns, know about gun safety and are pretty much registered.
Not so for the people leaving their guns on the coffee table for the kids to shoot someone with.
When was the last time a secret service agent shot himself accidentally or shot someone by accident?
Better regulation doesn't meant that "they're coming to take the guns away", it means making sure the person owning a gun is able to in a responsible manner.
The end bit of the article, between Rubio and Cruz is now being investigated to see if Cruz divulged classified information.
Which pretty much means that they do have the capability to monitor everyones calls, all the time.
It makes the tablet more secure while you're charging it.
I searched all the different makers for a wrist gadget to suit me.
None of the android watches focus enough on the fitness part for me, and the apple watch is more bling than useful.
Finally settled on the MS Band 2. Waiting for it to get here, but from what I see it really does what I want it to, integrates well with Android and has a purpose that I don't currently have a gadget for.
I can see fitness bands outselling watches by a large margin, not sure why they aren't considered in statistics.
I still have yet to see an apple watch on anyone's wrist. Forget that, I still have yet to see an actual physical apple watch.
So the "Jesus making" starts.
I mean isn't this how a normal guy with some good ideas became shrouded in myth and elevated to messiah status?
In a hundred years, people will look to these moves as a documentary while the new religions begin.
Most of the climate change deniers will now use this guy as the "even scientists agree that its no big deal" example.
And any attempts by other scientists to validate his data or offer a rebuttal will be taken as "a government conspiracy".
We're pretty well and truly fucked. This year we've got the biggest El Nino on record. Can't wait to see how that ends up for everyone.
... was a Hellfire missile.
Sad. He should have suffered a little bit first.
The "wasn't me" defense..
I'll let Eddie Murphy explain it.
... in other words,
"You're using it wrong"
Because any screwup by Apple should immediately be compared to Samsung.
Where is Samsung in the article anyway? Why not any other example of a product failing? Recalled meat? Firestone tires?
So this is what fanboi smells like..
I suppose this will go just like any sequel. No matter how much you try or how much money you throw at it, it will always be compared to and worse than the original.
Well maybe that'll make them think twice about posting things online. Might put a dent in their social media efforts at least.
Windows has committed.
Google has not. There's nowhere where you buy a phone where people say that they are going to be giving you free software updates. Apple doesnt, Google doesnt, Blackberry doesnt, heck, even Windows Phone doesnt.
Why the expectation for them to?
Computers are being used for longer, there are still people using windows 98 and windows XP. Just because their systems are vulnerable should they go screaming at the media? Even after the support window has expired?
Can we get Microsoft to send out updates to fix all the bugs in Windows 98? Or how about Windows ME?
How does that work.
Or am I doing it wrong?
This is so badly worded and the definitions so broad that pretty much anything can fall under this umbrella..
Last year, during the pipeline protests, the government remarked that the "environmentalist" were threatening the economy of Canada. Officially, they are now "terrorists". The new Alberta government threatens to tax the oil companies who are threatening to take their business elsewhere. The government could now be considered a "terrorist".
First nations, who's treaties with the government designate their land as "sovereign" meaning that the government can't run a pipeline through their lands threaten to stop the pipeline. They are terrorists now. If the Bloc Quebecois still want separation, they are "terrorists" now.
There is no oversight whatsoever and they don't have to report to anyone.
People are still fighting against this, and Harper is pretty much out of Ottawa come next year.
Oops he deleted his post..
Saying something like that is tantamount to accusing someone for instance:
If I went to the media and said that I believe you were a sex offender but I'm getting the evidence together, how would the media treat that? Do you think that it may bias someone who might be looking to hire you for a job?
Nice to know that the EU is falling in line with the US of asking people to prove a negative.
Finally a sensible response...
Similar to my experience with the Apple store.
Wife had an iPhone with a dying battery. We go to the store, it isn't terribly busy so we try to approach the counter. iPlod blocks our way with an iPad in hand saying we need to make an appointment to see someone. Ok.. so we ask, when is the next appointment.
Wife looks at her watch. It's 4:30. Shrugs her shoulders while he makes the appointment.
You may now proceed to the counter.
And yet, you're here, signing in, leaving a comment detailing your views and thinking posting as AC will keep your information private. Why do you trust El Reg?
Aren't you concerned that someone will hack them and get YOUR personal information?
At what point does it become more economical for Apple and the folks at the Genius bar to just throw the old computer away and give the customer a new one?
I don't see the guys at the service section trying to undo glue..
And wait.. what? GLUE?
So now you'd have millions of hypochondriacs signing up for things thinking they have them..?
Will that skew the data? Will it need to be filtered somehow?
Definition of iRONY : iTARDS calling people gullible.
In restaurant menus, they have the prices of wine (for example):
Most of them are priced around $40-60 for example except for one bottle that costs $400. The cost of the wine in most cases is $10 at most.
The reason the $400 one exists is to make the $40-60 bottles look affordable. People come in, look at the price list and noticing the $400 bottle, think that the $40-60 ones are a good alternative. And the house makes $30-50 a bottle.
I would expect that the cost to produce the actual watch is probably around $50-100 at most. When you consider one model at $17000, suddenly $350 doesnt sound so expensive, although almost all Android Wear watches are better and less than $350
Of course it can run XCode. Its an Apple device.
Its like saying I designed a car that can get from place to place. Of course it can, if it couldn't it wouldnt be a car.
If this couldn't run XCode, it wouldn't be an Apple Device.
Oh look, my Samsung phone can run Android. Whoop de do.
A computer with no abilities to connect to anything. Everything can be synced to the Cloud.
So this is basically Apple's take on a Chromebook?
"or wait till you get home.
or get a macbook pro."
Ah.. the usual Apple excuse. The problem is you.
So any Apple user who has one of these can only take pictures with an iPhone and sync it to the cloud. How much data is that going to be exactly?
Besides, if everything was meant to be on the cloud, then Apple have just come out with a glorified and expensive chromebook.
All the hipsters taking their pictures, videos and movies, how do you think they're going to get all of the data on their new macbook? Bluetooth? Pencil and paper?
A good idea for autocorrect programs everywhere. If someone types "Not being a prick here", the system should autocorrect that to "I'm a prick..!! I'm a prick..!! I'm a big hard raging PRICK..!!"
So you need a separate connector if you want to charge your laptop and use a USB stick?
I think thats a ripoff. Especially if that "connector" costs $50 and doesn't work with anything else.
"Some people don't use USB drives very much these days, especially people used to tablets, wireless printers, Dropbox, and 'good enough' phone cameras that don't require an SD card. Those who do can buy the Macbook Air or Pro."
Ah so it's just a $1200 iPad with a keyboard attached. How innovative.
I dont get how Apple Pay is more secure than carrying your credit card in your pocket.
With my card, its a physical card, it has my signature, chip and a PIN number to verify that it is in fact me using a physical card.
With Apple Pay, the physical card is not present. It looks like all you need is a PHOTO of the card to load it into Apple Pay, and the SSN's last four digits.
To compare, that would be like me giving the card to a friend along with the PIN number and telling them to go buy something for me.
I'm sure all contactless payment systems may have the same problem, although it seems that Paypal and Google Wallet may not have had it to this extent. This could be either due to Google's registration process or through low usage. I dont know how rampant fraud was with GW.
I guess "ease of use" and "ease of fraud" go hand in hand
When they first mentioned "Edge" I was wondering if it was a gimmick and what it possibly could be used for.
Seems they have a few ideas that I never thought of, but now that the edge is there, I have an "a-ha" moment.
"Should a particular implementation, linking existing standards, be considered innovative?"
Is this similar to Apple's taking of existing technology and packaging it into a new patent..? I mean, think of all of Apples's patents, phone, watch etc. I mean a rectangular phone with rounded corners (no phone was completely square, everything is rounded to some degree), existed before, but they did "patent" it..
They also take existing technology, put it in conjunction with something else and patent the lot.. What's different in this case?
"It will closely monitor a customer's heart rates – data which would be considered extremely lucrative to many in the private health business, if Apple were to go down that route."
Who wants to bet that they're going to be going down that route?
.. to better understand when the user is having a wankathon. It then disables itself since thats not allowed in the iOS garden.
Had to give you an upvote. El Reg is so blatantly anti-Google and pro-Apple, its getting nauseating. Are they trying to become the Fox News IT.
People are making money on Youtube. The company made some money, and spent it on upgrades to its service. El Reg spins that as "no one is making any money".
And all the anti-Google shills jump on the bandwagon.
Considering that there are more app developers for Android than iOS, isn't going by a percentage (saying so many percent of iOS developers make so much money or more vs so many Android developers) make it seem like there are more iOS developers making the threshold when in fact more Android developers could be making it?
I find this article so Apple biased, all the numbers seem to show higher Android stats, but the headline focuses on just one figure (which is biased in favor of Apple anyway).
El Reg is starting to sound like a fanboi.
Anyway, who cares, people who pay for new phones every couple of years as a status symbol have more money to spend. Who knew? And for those who say I'm still using the iPhone one that Noah used to call up his animal rescue.. well if you are, then you are not on the latest iOS, which means the iOS market is fragmented because of you.
Have an upvote AC. It looks like the RCMP decided two downvote you twice.
Because Google is only "evil" when they release something for free, they innovate and create something new or when they try to do "business type things" to pay their employees.
Oh and because the Apple fanbois are still asleep.
I guess confidentiality clauses shouldn't be applicable as long as another company pays them more than you do.
Ah Apple can poach other companies employees and copy other companies technologies, but god forbid someone does it to them.
What was it? Thermonuclear war?
Yeah. How the heck does an app get root permissions?
I guess you would have had to
1) Root the phone
2) Install the app
3) Blindly give the app root permissions when it asks for it
Doesnt impact the huge percentage of unrooted phones then does it?
These guys seem to have their heads up so far up Apples backside it's difficult to say where they end and Apple begins.
They publish a number, can't show their sources and praise vapor ware. Very insightful.