I like the bit where the more money you have spent with them, the more of a pain it is to deal with them.
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Re: If someone is able to run arbitrary code on your server
"Your best bet it to minimise the attack vectors..."
This is so bad I'm in tears! To stay in line with that sentiment helpfulness, another best bet would to turn the fucking thing off!
Captain, Minimise the Attack Vectors...NOW!
So these people shouldn't be in the UK, but they should have access to UK services...? I'm American, but maybe I've decided to illegally enter the UK to swendle their health care.
It sucks not having a home, that is what makes a home precious.
No, most prevented that by building stair cases into walls, while others dug straight down to China.
I guess I should of stoped reading, because the article explains how Java fits in.
Anyways, why even fuck about with Java if speed is important? Whatever happened to ASM and C? At least in C you can do all the Java b.s. like "system.out.print.OMG!". If there was only 1 or 2 Java API's I'd get it, but there is like 50,000 of them now. Java seems to mean "proprietary bootstrap loader"...or something similar, and you don't need Java to make one of those.
Re: "... his left curiously busy in his trouser pocket"
"Most of what he says is bollocks......"
I completely find the reverse, but everything he stated is just plain obvious. You may fight with those you disagree with....People have lost sight of privacy...To nutshell the whole speech, this isn't Utopia...Well, No shit! This society is unknowingly becoming a time bomb, it would be nice if presented ideas were more of a solution rather than stating what's already known.
However, I still find him as an example that iT can be "cool". So I guess if anyone is going to filabust an iT convention, then he's the man for the job.
Re: How do they know who is registering?
You would hope at least a copy of a tax return...you'd hope.
Anyways, this whole debate feels like it should of happened nearly 20 years ago, when domains were setting dominate foundations, when squatters ruled the roost. Wait, they still do, but now we also have "official" squatters (ICANN).
Also, the bullshit term of "activist" and "executive" basically means "poor" and "rich". Just ask Madonna.com (R.I.P.), Whitehouse.com (R.I.P.), Nissan.com (But Nissan.com is still hanging in there, and who knew Nissan Automotive was owned by Renault? (France)). There is many more, but in the end, money steals the winner. I guess regardless of this article's topic, ICANN is in that fabled Win/Win position, thanks to themselves.
Re: Why is this 'news'...
Maybe not conflate, but you can confuse. I can't name many open source projects that do NOT first and foremost run with Linux. You can say that GNU can run without Linux, but can you point to an example? The last I saw GNU software being used in anything non-Linux was for torrent/pirate stuff (or shady Chinese "FreeOfficeApp.exe" style viruses...if we include GPL anything that is).
After reading the article, I have 1 question: If KUbuntu is to pony up a license of some sort, well does Ubuntu have an equivalent license with Debian? I'm seriously doubting it, as Ubuntu is clearly all about taking over Micrsoft's po$ition.
"...Rift VR headset is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2016."
RRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRiGHT! If it was to ship to quality control by 2016, then I'd believe that. The shit is 2 billion dollar phantom wear, and if it's not phantom, it's a 2 billion dollar iWatch.
Why can't people just understand that the vast majority of people do NOT want to WEAR something to make it work, let alone on their head, OVER their eyes.
What's this about, I missed all news of them exploiting taxes. How does it work :-)
Exactly! Thanks for stating it. +100%
People really should pay attention to the fact that the current version of "BigCorp" (or maybe even all of today's capitalism) is no longer your friend, but a stranger. Soon it may be your enemy no matter what, even if you try to help them, like this dumb sucker just found out. I am opinionated, but I'm having a hard time seeing proof to change my opinion (so far it has been impossible).
Re: Law fail
"Any guesses what they're playing at?"
Publicity. A counter suit would keep GTA in the headlines for a while, and considering GTA 6 (VI) won't be released for a few years, it could pay off. Think of this lawsuit as a reminder from time to time to play GTA V, sadly for me it will have the opposite effect. Still though like you, I wish I knew how they believe they have a chance.
Off topic: Need London again.
Speaking as an American, I'm tired of these pseudo-American cities this game keeps taking place in. It needs to go back to London (Possibly with a 3/4 perspective option). This last one, 5 (V), was good but it really needs to be shook back up. GTA London, which to me was the last and only real expansion, should be considered as a serious target city for 6 (VI).
For the story, who gives a shit and what can Take Two really do? The biopic on Mitnick wasn't shut down and neither was that of the Gates/Jobs saga. Both were taken to a serious Hollywood production similar to this, no ShakeCam shit. To me, if the Gates/Jobs saga wasn't halted, what chance does Take Two have regarding some dude (who I've never heard of)? Also, what does he have to hide? Does this mean someone will be digging deeper into this than they previously expected?
"...Wii U is not a hit..."
It hits landfills just fine.
Re: When I tried the "Bill Me Later" 'feature'...
I used BillMeLater/PayPalCredit from 2006 up to 3 months ago. Everything went sideways with PayPal running it from the start, but over the last 9 months it has become so corrupt, that this 25 million fine is a laughing joke. About 9 months ago, PayPal took down access to an itemized list of purchases that let you know when each purchase was about to start charging interest. I got hit with this a few times and according to PayPal credit I had to call them each time to find out this information. Fine, whatever, I just ignored that teething grinning.
About 5 months ago, my account started to accrue interest on items that were no where near "past due". Turns out I had a canceled item, and that item had interest figured (pre-interest??). So when I canceled the item, the interest was left hanging. They didn't start to charge my account until the 6 Months No Payments period had expired. Yes, they charged me interest on a canceled item and waited 6 months to let me know so they could suck me dry.
All the nightmares about PayPal are true. You might be lucky and haven't run into them, but eventually you will fall asleep, and then Freddy PayPal will come!
Re: In other news from the US
"Well you see this was an accident that no one could have predicted..."
Are you referring to just the NRA or also to the paranoid state that media, government, and the rest of society promote to sell fear? Butt, I do understand it's easier to just single out 1 specific party to promote your point of view, it helps people "get on board" (just ask the African slaves).
Still eagerly awaiting the alien invasion.
Re: Oh shit....
Yes. I suspect this has nothing to do with parents, but solely to desensitize people on government control. Being it will be applicable to ALL under 19, what better age to desensitize humans than at the age of 10...5 even?
Still eagerly awaiting the alien invasion.
Re: But what do they hope to find out?
"...really do spend all their time killing small animals and staring at other..."
Sad, but there is still hope, don't give up on us humans yet.
4.4bn CD mailers carried the deal, just too bad there's less than 3bn CD players.
Probably because it was a gay porn film...
I can tell all this is beneath you, but on many porn sites the type is crucial to selection. At least you know what category to look under if you want to see it. And trust me on this, all porn is not created equal, no matter how much one might parade the flag of "Holier than thou, all is equal" small mind.
BTW, I'm pretty sure the author intentionally used the word "gay", to highlight one thing you might be missing. and to play happy on the other.
"Dell first making 'phablet' phones..."
Honestly, I saw some pretty phabby Palm Pilots back in the day...very phabby (one weighed like 200lbs and was the size of your left shoe).
Re: Why change it juat for change' sake?
Well, regardless if it's Apple or whoever, you have to change sometime. Win 3.x's Ui worked, but would you like to use it? New methods do come along, faster and more flexible. The problem Apple is having is that they are stuck in a rut period where they are almost certainly scared to change anything, so Apple fans will just be stuck with them.
To me in general, if a Ui is completely and utterly done by numbers methodically, then it can remain the same forever. But once you start putting a touch of "swoosh" and "ahhh" into it, it slowly becomes something similar to an art. And just like art, it will have its periods.
You may or may not like Apple for not changing anything, but it has gone stale. But again if you like it, well some like aged cheese better than fresh cheese. As long as the cheese suits you!
It makes an even stranger assumption that ... "You won't have to worry about dodgy toolbars, rogue ActiveX controls, or buggy plugins when you use Microsoft Edge". I dislike* to have to use the obvious as a catapult against Microsoft, but since when is any first launch product in any industry free from worry? Especially when things always seem to go sideways with the things you're told not to worry about!
Besides, what is a Microsoft web browser without rogue ActiveX controls? Without that, there will be no press on the security exploits, and without that there will be no news coverage. It will be like it never happened! I guess in the end, I'm hoping the author is right after all! Salute to you, Neil McAllister!!
* A lie.
Re: Why Apple
"...can choose to send it on to any researcher *if* they wish."
*If* they wish you say? According to my reality, the U.S. government can force Apple to take it off your phone. If you do not believe that to be the case, where have you been these last 2 years? Well, maybe you've been off reading about private hackers stealing gigantic databases of user information.
All it takes it 1 time, 1 time for the government to say "Apple, we'll take it all now...or else." Then all of a sudden, Apple has incentive.
Ok, so somehow you think you can honestly control this. What happens in 3 or 4 years when the program is so accepted, the App changes it's defaults to always share. Let Internet Explorer alone be an example of once sane defaults turned around.
No matter how helpful this may or may not be, you shouldn't allow it because it's the start of a system of tracking you really don't want to see the future of. I'm all for cloning and genetic modifications of any sort, but there is a time and place for mass collection of DNA, and humanity isn't in need of that yet. This is MASSIVE DNA collection...massive.
Re: Why Apple
"Your data is safe...
for some value of "safe".
"This is all about reducing government friction for getting involved in such efforts."
Either I read between the lines or I read what I want to read. Either way, I do account for corruption.
Re: Where's me calculator?
Yeh, this shit is jacked up, WAY UP. So on your 17th month, you can exchange the locks for new ones, but why? If the old ones are no longer secure, then clearly they either A. Should never of been made/sold. Or B. You're in the middle of a scam. In all honesty Rent-To-Own bullshit is a cheaper option, which makes this look laughable.
Also, I see no mention of what happens when the lock is hacked. Can I sue them for the breach, or are they just selling the illusion of security?
For desktops, sure whatever. For servers, good luck in the needless fight!
For choosing bleeding edge packages, I'm not sure how much the distro matters compared to the desktop. So Stable, Testing or Sid might not matter once you're up and running. Articles/stories always seem to neglect that. Of course you can get it to run, but then a "Stable" distro might not seem so stable after all.
Step It Up 5: Up Start (2016)
"...streaming upstarts like Netflix."
(start hip disco music)
Fuck it, I'm an upstart too! Sure, I've been reading this BBS over decade, but I don't give a damn...I'm an upstart. You might think it makes no sense at all for me to be an upstart, so what if you're right...I'm an upstart! You don't have to read what I post, you could read about Internet Explorer, haven't you heard about the "relaunch"...it's an upstart!
Netflix has been streaming media for over a decade, about 12 years (+-1). It was one of the advertised "features" for the launch of the Xbox 360. Wait, a decade later we have Xbox ONE.......it's an "upstart"!
Do the UpStart!!
Do the UpStart!
Re: Man up
DMCA = Guilty until proven innocent. It's a law for corporations, written by corporations (literally, I believe it had certain "edits" discovered that revealed only a CEO's name was changed to that of a senator...of course AFTER it had passed). Way back when I actively tried standing in its way, but I'm not a fortune 500 company, just a pesky
It has been too long to remember it's nooks and cranys, but I do remember that if you were rich, you could throw these things out by the dozens over fabricated "truths" to muzzle anyone who doesn't have money to fight. However, today it no longer matters being the rich are off the leash anyways with bought politicians, which is the reason I suspect you don't see many DMCA takedowns of this nature anymore.
Corporations suppressing the common citizen is a very, very real thing. It doesn't take a tin foil hat to see the other side, to see how this makes sense to the greedy. Shit happens and this law is just fertilizer.
"Hazarding a guess, folks at The Register reckon it's a matter of Twitter ensuring there is no functionality..."
I think the productivity theory is more likely, don't want companies blocking Twatter do they?
There's more rules for these social networking sites than roller coasters, why bother with such a mono culture?
Packaging and deployment maybe? I agree though that the money is high for this, of course maybe they are seeking Apple fans. Whatever happens with Pi like devices it's going to have to beef it up, because these devices are becoming more desired, but have halted adding many things people want and have halted on "defaults" features that come with even the cheapest of boards. For this asking price, they realky just might have to target unknowing children...Disney style.
HoloClub: Rule 2?
"The one thing your humble Reg hack can say with certainty is that the hardware does exist."
Odd thing is, every phantom project states that nearly verbatim. Are holograms illusions of manifested reality? Is this Dreamscape or Lawnmower Man? As per rule 2 of Holoclub: Access Denied.
Re: Not directly related, but while we're on this subject...
EDID is nice, but if the decoder can't do it, then forcing EDID will just lock something up. Similar to how you *can* enable 30bit color in Linux with Nvidia drivers, but if the monitor can't do it the monitor could be damaged (or more likely shit crashes until your system does).
I'm sitting in a similar situation. I have a 30bit monitor so I can enable 30bit, however, the only time I really need 30bit is in Photoshop. Sadly, VMWare does not run in 30bit, so I have no way of getting to Photoshop without actually installing windows (pass). Running KDE, I've found that hardly any applications support 30bit, so 30bit anything right now isn't within my realm of "doable", at least not now.
"Why not include a manual toggle to switch between output modes, anyway?"
Because it's not needed...well, shouldn't be. The only thing I can think of that Google is doing to make this a headache for themselves is forcefully removing headers and/or transport stream data to save storage space. What is odd though is that this data is so very small, I couldn't imagine dropping headers to save what...32K per file?
I *guess* they are filling a buffer, and then after X amount of ms, detecting how many frames should be present. This is of course possibly needed in certain situations for best guess recovery, but it's harder to do than passing header data around along with whatever the latest and greatest recovery matrix they should be using. Whatever it may be, Chromecast isn't using a transport stream of any kind, just raw x264, which *might* be for DRM purposes.
Same here...just links no matter what. I've checked everything I can find in 3 browsers on this site, not Twitter (FF, CH, IE)
I'm In the USA (country could matter...maybe...)
I fucking hate Disney, but believe it or not, they even started an open source 3-D engine (Pirates of the Caribbean MMO uses it, in fact I think it was the first real open source 3-D engine). So, I'm not too sure if Disney cares if kids get hooked on their products. Sadly, Disney is smarter than Nintendo (who might prosecute your child if they make a video for free, nevermind playing the game for free!).
I always wondered WTF you really needed AMS.js for, now I get it! Chalk it up to the 2nd biggest achievement on the net (right behind mass deployment of porn). Wait...WOW! Think if twitter also starts allowing porn...WOW!
Re: Another New 'Feature'
That is a very sharp statement from someone who is supposed to be dull and in need of a "Sharpener". DAMN SHEEP!!
"Microsoft relaunched Internet Explorer this week..."
Sorry, I can't be seen anywhere in orbit of such a fireball opener.
Pic of the "relaunch" ----10--9--8--7--6--5--4--3--2--1--0------->
"Sell crazy somewhere else, we're all stocked up here."
Re: Oh God, more oxygen for IHS
Oh wow, this is off topic, but since I started remembering the "Hacky-Dos" I used to do with idrive, I looked them up. This is from the wikipedia page...(they were just 10 years too early!)
"In January 2000, the company began offering unlimited storage space and an application called Filo."
"The service was rated as a "Top 5 Web Application" by CNET in 2000 and one of the "3 Top Technologies to Watch" by Fortune Magazine in 2000. "
Remember, all this was FREE! It appears time has withered away and now charges us hard money AND our personal information!! I miss 1999!!!
Re: Oh God, more oxygen for IHS
Apple stole the once trendy "i", it was around before Apple. For instance www.idrive.com (R.I.P.). I think even iRiver was even around before Apple took to the trend (And iRiver was popular). But since you bring it up, the trendy "i" isn't so trendy any more, just like stalling on OS
10 'X' isn't.
BTW, the once trendy "i" used to stand for "internet", however I never found out if Apple came forth with what their implied meaning of theirs was. They dismissed "internet", "intelligent" and "interactive", but I never heard them give meaning to it. It's not obvious like how everyone just knows that the X in OS X is actually the Roman numeral of 10.
P.S. idrive rocked. 10GB online storage that you could, theoretically, boot from! It is an earlier "Cloud" from the year 1999 that will be missed.
Well if you consider the cost of design, packaging and transportation, then this bill of parts is a total shame. However, considering Apple is almost certainly getting these parts much cheaper than anyone can disclose, it's damn near a wash. Of course you could of probably come to this conclusion yourself, if you weren't so exhausted from having to think. Well, at least having to think about something other than throat love with Apple products :-/. To each his own I guess. OH PA!!! I WANNA' BE A DANCA!!
Koolaid...? Microsoft calls it Fabuloso!!
Re: How Myerson expects to hit that number -- also, maths, grammar, logic, etc.
Your math is confusing, but then again, I'm REALLY confused...
T = 2941 ... Still short 59 million units, at least by how the article describes it with "add it again". I can't understand your math though, at least not the tally. You seem to be using exponential gains, permitting diminishing returns. O.K., but how did you get to 3 billion if you are just doubling AND permitting diminshing retuns? (P.S. I'm super tired == super confused)
Re: 5 days ?!?!??!
"It was after they got to his house, that the iPad, cash and prescription drugs were stolen. Not before, not from his car/wallet/backpack."
I know that. Try reading the article again and put the pieces together. Maybe if you're picking up a hooker and her pimp, then $7,500 might mean more than a blow. Who said he didn't have the money on him and it wasn't the reason he was targeted?
Re: 5 days ?!?!??!
He deserves it...I think he's lying.
So you take multiple electronic devices and $7,500 in cash to meet 1 hooker? I'm guessing he was going to make a porn with her, things went side ways, then he panicked because he was committing an illegal activity or didn't want his identity associated with pornography. So for 5 days he hunts around town trying to get a wireless connection to the devices so he can log in and get his work back but also to delete some questionable content. However, he fails in that attempt and eventually his company has asked 1 too many times "Where is your BYOD's?" and he spills the most plausible truth. He has painted the couple as thieves, but he had to paint himself into a corner to do it The happy ending is that in the end, they will all be as thick as thieves.
Also, a "test" model does not mean a prototype, it could be a test model of a generation 1. Test models are generally a retail model with debug and a slightly different firmware.
"...it does so with “higher-value, higher profit cloud opportunities” rather than “low-end commoditized cloud offerings.”
Can't lie, I didn't read a word past that. However, I feel that really is the way to go for BigCorp because eventually, just like the internet, "the cloud" will enter every home. Eventually that is, because eventually Time Warner will get around to offering me a sanely priced full duplex 1gb connection (I'll be home-cloud ready by 2054!...can't wait!!!).
Re: Compared to the G3?
Dude I'm telling you that you're jive, but the bring back of the leather case in such a representative jam, well... I dig it!
At least the advertisement is an upgrade!
Re: Cancelling my subscription
Apparently they are making the 808 again. Or at least I saw a "new" one at a shop a year ago, not sure about the build quality though. I moved over to a plug-in, however you really, really, rrrrreally can't operate a 808 plug-in like the real thing when you're drunk (In it's end, those were the only times I pulled mine out).