447 posts • joined 2 Oct 2012
Why PFY, with this new android based cattle prod you are really spoiling us....
Trusting a US government agency on data/security matters post Snowden????
Can't No Such Agency provide a recent backup of the data..
"I'm looking for Cong-Nuo, Shuang-Ru Cong-Nuo"
What's wrong with good old fashioned
CHILD LABOUR, eh Samsung?
So... this! Looks like terminators come with less bad press.
I did not...
....have sexual relations with that woman, Miss Lewinsky. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time; never. These allegations are false. And I need to go back to work for the American people. Thank you.
Pinocchio's NOSE grew when he lied.
Anyway, I thought EA's DRM rootkits were supposed to prevent the copying of data???
Re: 404 were reports of unauthorised access
It started out that way, but 3 people followed the instructions...
Xbox OS is dreadful imho; anything they can do to improve it is welcome.
People don't buy iPads because of ios. Most apple users don't know what an ios is. This is what MS don't seem to understand.
Many people who actually pay for windows (not bundled with hardware) are actually closet *nuxers, especially after vista and w8.
I agree that MS needs to do "something", but I'm not sure its smartphones or Xbox.
I'd like to see a focus on speed and security, not this obsession with SQUARES.
I work in an office with glass everywhere. It's square. I come home and my windows are square. I walk past a church and think "f****g pedos", then "oooh, pwetty windows". I'm not saying MS should start buggering altar boys, but they might learn a little from this.
Re: Prices are more reasonable than the Nexus 6
What? The 1+2?
Is he related to
Re: Excel Co Authoring or not?
"Boo!" Isn't what most people end up "screaming in every office I've ever worked in... We can't be trying hard enough to scare them... Someone send them a DIY rasppi clock...
Does it still hide temp files/autosaves in a different hidden folder in each version of outlook? With the filepath hidden away in the registry...
Does it still "assume" (incorrectly) data types in CSV files (scientific notation FTW)?
Does it stop muppets from saving xslm, xls and xlsb files with VBA projects as xlsx yet?
...I'll stop there, but I have many questions...
I just managed to persuade mgt to sign off an upgrade from 2007 to 2010. I'll never see this.
I specifically requested 64bit, they gave me 32bit. Wannabe bofh on the helldesk won't know what hit him when I find the time for vengeance...
Re: I'll raise a glass to eccentricity
I, too, was picturing a different kind of ball... and planning a new weekend activity that both self and the missus could enjoy...
...or hatching ickle chickens
Re: "A notice to appeal...
I don't do social media, but this sounds like something that could be crowdfunded and a B or C list celeb that wants some attention could get behind...
It's pretty bad... Really
While I was upgrading my laptop in the early hours of sunday am I figured "why not google win10 privacy while I wait", spoke a fair amount of French, then spent a good half hour tweaking settings/registry values. What annoyed the hell out of me was the need to disable processes and edit the registry (home premium) to stop some of the reporting home.
Thinking of friends/fam I'm hoping some kind soul will write a nice little "freeeedurm" script to simplify the process, or perhaps an "app" to demonstrate in simple terms (traffic lights) to your average Joe public exactly how exposed they are/what is being collected, with a "protect me squire!" button...
I could say the same thing about condoms... the human race should be long gone!
People must REALLY value their porn collections... what troubles me is exactly what it is people have to lose... Family photos/videos?
It's better than Windows 8.
That is all.
Re: Business as usual
Or... was that his/her point???
MAC + cheese?
I like the idea of associating pictures to other pictures instead of using text. E.g. 'monkey in blue hat' = sad so eats something sweet to cheer himself up. Sorry we are all out of banana splits but you can have a 'chocolate fudge sundae' - user is presented with 50 images to map to a choc fudge sundae, of which a fair % are very similar to the correct answer, however there is only 1 right answer. Sundae = like Sunday, which is really the first day of the week but we think of it as the last... days of the week have their own logic; we can count upwards from 1 or 0 so it could, relate to 4 possible numbers; 0167 - this forms a pin code secondary password. Today is Friday... Friday is an "up" day, meaning the pin numbers are sorted lowest to highest. On a Monday they might be sorted high to low.
The Mac address of the device I'm using has not been associated with the service/application I'm trying to use so before I get any further I get an email and an SMS. Clicking the link in the email requests that a 4 digit code from the SMS be entered to register the device and gain entry.
I must have stolen this idea from somewhere/perhaps multiple different trains of thought - is anyone aware of any proper research?
Yes, this wouldn't work for the visually impaired however variants using noises/songs/text could be optional.
Re: Ads in the Pot meet Kettle world.
Better the devil you know?
I don't think this sounds like a Google Mafia situation... Nice website ya got dere... shame if someone blocked it...
More like Ew! Malware peddler! Keep out of my browser! And take yer filthy flash with ya...
Pretty sure I used to have a plugin that replaced all ads with cat gifs - similar principle, but only for dodgy ads. I'm in favour of this. Just need to trust that they don't abuse this...
So far as I can tell, flash is mostly used for adverts nowadays (by el reg to boot)
Ming: Get off my planet!
Steven 'Flash' Gordon: The sooner, the better.
Looks like an arse to me on mobile. The image only scales so you can see the gun/case when you click it.
Re: Google Photos labelled me Cunt
Was it accurate?
Re: SUE THEM !!!
What shade exactly? Royal?
Re: xbox music, anyone?
Forbes brands: Evil Microsoft is worth $69.3B vs apple's $145.3B... Google is ranked 3rd at $65.6B
So, MS' closest competitor is Google (and wow is it close!).
MS can easily play the "good guy" here - it's the only economically viable play - this does not mean they care/are any better than apple. Doesn't 'iPhone' make more money than all of MS combined? That's why zune/win8/Nokia epic fail. I haven't any stats on 'xbox music' but I'm pretty sure it will be laughable when compared to iTunes... or even YouTube...
Re: Usual Apple greed
Re: Oh yes!
I've recently been asked to add "like" functionality to our company's salesforce.com deployment. My "fuck off and die" button was just going to be a red cross, but now I'm feeling creative...
What icon, exactly, best expresses this sentiment?
Call me jaded, but...
This sounds too daft to be "true"; meaning perhaps the US gov wants to catch some of them dang hackers by advertising an easy target, encouraging poor judgement re self protection on the hackers' part. I suspect the target isn't that easy... and full of malware/other nasties intended to identify and track the 'enemy'.
Re: The view from Unity...
A) Spend time/effort fixing issue with plugin that will be obsolete in a few months.
B) Try to rush replacement, hoping issue won't cause too much damage in the meantime.
I'd likely be using door number 2. I'd probably be trying to keep quiet about it as well! But ignoring a bug hunter results in bad publicity so they should have opened a dialogue with the guy at the very least imho.
Re: Avoiding people with clipboards and television cameras is a very basic skill
Sounds like you missed an opportunity to show the world your deathstarfishes.
Re: I'm confused
Jesus definitely existed.
He brought us the Jesus phone.
He died and was resurrected in 2009. In 2011 he "ascended".
So sayeth people who drink tea in coffee shops...
Re: Bovine Excrement.
The interesting thing about "forecasts" and "predictions" is that 4 times out of 7 you can just make up the numbers and everything looks plausible and well researched. I spend most of my working life looking at and composing bollocks like this.
Me, I know next to nothing about selling mobile phones, but bollocks? Yes. If you ever have any testicle related problems I'm your man. The girls in the office are always complaining I don't have any framed photos on my desk so feel free to send me selfies...
Apple to LOSE market share
Ha. Ha ha ha. A-hahahahahaha.
I will neither buy an apple nor a ms smartphone, but this is insane.
I confidently predict that the "other" category will take share from android, as will apple, but windows will continue to flop. Yes they will sell more but because the market is expanding not because the tide turns. Unless they do something clever to win over the corporate/business market.
Also, the apple numbers look a little low, but I reckon there's a thriving 2nd hand market that isn't being covered. Androids likely end up in landfill or "man drawers" more frequently than being sold but every iPhone owner I know has sold their old model on when a new one comes out.
Fully embracing the "cross platform" approach, I see. Is this a "new" Microsoft?
Perhaps windows 9 won't be shite after all...
The thing is, they're skipping straight to 10 aren't they...
Re: Good, but not quite right: about bloody time someone did something
I think the punish bad behaviour ethos is a good one, and gets the ball rolling re future punishment of other similar practices.
I don't use 'social media', it uses me.
I like the idea of a "free" internet. As in speech. In order to accomplish this we need policing, not censorship.
Re: re: why would the toaster need to talk to the 'fridge'?
Because we are Borg
Bjorn: "I enjoy fashion."
Re: 802.11 ay?
I'm holding out for '802.11 yay'
I don't do alpha testing.
I can hear stallman's wailing from here!
By hey, at least they're cheap AND conditioning our kids to be good little products...
breaking news : european dna
New evidence suggests the Welsh are direct descendants of the Germans...
the moral of the story
If you find a bug, and a company doesn't have a bounty scheme in place, there is such a thing as a free lunch.
Now eat, and drink, and be merry. And tell all your friends...
...because they don't deserve the benefit of your goodwill and will likely act like twats instead of being appreciative.
Sometimes you have to do bad to do good...
Re: Even worse
Because I can't spell it in Englisch... despite being Schottisch.
Re: oh and re the android comment...
1. Buy a mac and don't go on holiday this year...
2. Buy a "windows PC" and spend your entire holiday running endless loops of windows update and installing antivirus or Gnu/Linux/BSD on it...
3. Buy a cheap android device and get a cheap deal on a holiday!
Let's face it, the great unwashed use sites like Facebook so privacy isn't their main concern. Apple devices are "trendy + cool" and Google devices are (were) "cheap + cool". Windows devices have been trying to do both, with obvious results. The only people who "care" about this stuff spend their time on sites like this!
Now... to the important Q'n; will it play crysis???