70 posts • joined Wednesday 14th November 2012 11:36 GMT
Re: The voice of reason
future is digital, digital is virtual, virtual is anarchy, and anarchy is freedom.
Normal bitcoins supportes excluded, There's nothing like a bitcoin article to bring out the hippies and commies
Has the guardian linked to us today or something?
Re: I will
so. black holes then..
we respect your privacy police. honest. now go away.
By June this year Google was ordered to comply with authorities in France within three months or face sanctions......
It refused to comply, claiming that the law was not applicable to its online services.
... UK, Spain, Germany and Italy have also launched enforcement actions against Google ....
.... it had received a response from Google and added that it was "deciding whether any further action is required".
respects how toothless it is, they mean
Re: I want to quit my addiction to Microsoft products...
Cons is that the supposed "support" forum is full of the most condescending and bitter forum users on the planet. and that's just the admins. Regular users can be quite nice but sometimes they're a bit afraid to interrupt a bullying to offer a suggestion.
You can make a thread, get it answered, and even after that you've an admin talking about how he could've solved that problem when he was like 3, I've used opensuse for years and it's the same every time.
Luckily it's such a nice distro my visits to the forum are rare, and usually nvidia-related..
Re: Aha it's the "Mfg, possesion, distribution of CP" that gets them.
I'm trying to decode your hidden message. what does "not really physical despite that" refer to? The location of a supernuke or are you and jaitch just having little bold-text sext conversations and i should wait for his reply?
Re: 4,000,000 Motorcycles and counting - and many drivers are ambidextrous ...
Christ. Do you just embolden words based on the roll of a die? I like the times the die chose certain words within an already-bold sentence for capitalisation also
I bet you're one of those people who spits in your face when they talk to you
we don't say anything, but inside we're disgusted
Re: There's more to mapping than photos.
Google just took photos
oh no, let's not go THERE again...
looks like the lightning-rod hook in back to the future
Ah that reminds me of when i typed "micro$oft" when i was a punk-wannabe little 15 year old.
that string looks a little like an ascii middle finger to me
no matter how sophisticated these things get there's still a bit of immaturity in there
chances of B16B00B5 in there?
Re: State Secret? Or Well Known Leak?
Aw man that reminds me. I've still to write that greasemonkey script to get rid of you.
Keep going though, fill those GCHQ servers up with junk for us, you damn fine figure of a man
*wipes away a tear proudly*
Re: "Who remembers netbooks?"
totally agree. Want to upgrade my netbook so I can write on the train or go on the web to read reviews/book tickets/check mail during edinburgh festival etc, but there's not much out there. I really liked the convenience and actual functionality of netbooks.
it was the one-armed guy
" It was found that my computer could have been controlled remotely, and that it had acted as a ‘computer lab’/ server, accessible to a wider audience. I could therefore not be held responsible for what was found on it."
Re: Good god!
what's with the personal attacks?
I seem to be viewing an American version of the register where manly men stroke their guns to protect their families and suchlike
Where's the blighty version of the register where the manliest thing we do to protect our family is proudly install a stairgate without wrecking the bannister? I liked that version of the register more.
There's just too much testosterone and vitriol in this one
Out of the C64/speccy (of which the +3 looked the best IMO) i think the Amstrad CPC464 looked the best, maybe because I was about 10 at the time (I owned em all, all 2nd hand like but still) and it was by the far the best-looking. Build-in tapedeck and nice colured and organised keys
Upgraded. Hoping my NVidia card would still work..
...oh to be that young and naive again, where the butterflies land on the tulips and the nvidia drivers frolic hand in hand with opensuse
Re: Novel Base Information Operations Scenarios ..... with Mega MetaDataBase Staged Plays
I'd much rather have a dolphin in charge of a nuke thawt have amanfrommars1 in charge of a spork
sublime looks decent...
..might give it a go
Having said that, I'm one of the notepad++ regular users, but I'm always on the lookout for cool new toys
squiggle squoggle home.
4 hours downtime, between 9pm and 1am?
We used to call that "Scheduled maintenance"
It's hardly the worst I've ever seen. I worked for Barclays as little as 3 years ago and it could go down for days at a time for all customer-facing IT
identifying the wrong person in 1 in a million transactions is pretty poor when you consider how many transactions there are likely to actually be
Will this be used in conjunction with something else or will it both identify and verify using the hand scan?
2 factor? for twitter?
sure why not, let's do it for every website. 2 factor authentication to post a comment on the register or answer something on stackoverflow. people won't get sick of that in a hurry at all.
Re: Netbook market
Iwas looking at these a few weeks ago after a comment on the reg article about the demise of netbooks
The OpenSuse site has instructions fo rinstalling it on these, but there are some issues like trackpads not working, no sound etc, which is a shame
Re: Kubuntu deprecated?
Yeah, it was a shame cos it was my Linux of choice for the no-hassle way of doing things in a KDE interface but I heard they're just going to let it fizzle out while they concentrate on unity ubuntu
But like I said, since my main criteria interface-wise was "must be awesome in KDE" OpenSuse was joyful compared to kubuntu
I love OpenSuse, Can't really do any wrong in my book.
I did have kubuntu for a while but heard it was being deprecated so made the jump and glad I'm did, the effort gone into that interface is pretty nice. Just the little details make it feel a lot more professionally done.
Even got native Steam working on it over the weekend through a one-click-install link
I'll use my win7 boot for development and gaming, but pretty much all else is OpenSuse
Re: I wish I could make SMS pay me...
i mean in that the sender pays, not that you get paid
Re: I wish I could make SMS pay me...
not likely, that's exactly how it works in the UK and it still happens
paying to receive an SMS? Jesus.. only time that happens to me is if i get caught by the southern irish networks and have forgotten to switch off roaming
sites that display your mobile number without the need for authentication
do these exist? and if so, why have they any numbers to show?
I can see it picking up lots of "who calls me" and random number site (type a mobile phone number a few digits off into google and people have just spammed results with every possible combination ever, presumably whether or not they're active)
There'll be too much noise for anything meaningful I'd say
"Employment" and "national assets of 50p"
my mum has been getting calls from a manchester number and when she hung up they started ringing her from mobiles and actually threatening with sexual violence. She's had to get the police involved a few times.
If you annoy these people even slightly don't think for one minute they're above taking it very personally, just a warning
do you reckon he span the camera round slowly and started singing the eastenders theme tune?
who knows how funny being in space can send you...
I hope to God I still have the option for physical copies that allow offline play
I still have my old spccies, c64 and cpc464, snes and nes etc and i love breaking them out for some old games. in 30 years and i get nostalgiac for some ps4 games i don't want to be stopped with errors because the sony server was decommissioned years before
Re: SQL creep
yeah but I think the problem lies across all flavours. They should only interface with a database to and from a script, given too much functionality and setting some of these functions to enabled and fully permissioned by default as some webhosts do is just opening up unnecessary avenues of attack
I hate how SQL has these kinds of features. command shell?!
my site was compromised a few months back and the logs should it was using the outfile command to place a backdoor onto the server. I mean for fuck's sake, why does SQL even HAVE that command and why did I have to actively revoke the permissions?
That's how simple it should be. anything else you want should be handled by the scripts your calling sql with imo
that reminds me to dig out my copy of hackers II for the speccy/c64/CPC464 (can't remember which i have it on)
All he needs is a little remote control drone and he has the game. Probably a convoluted way of avoiding the old-school loading screens though.
obligatory annecdotal view
My colleague is from china and says most shops have the consoles fully on display in full view and you can buy them easily, though it costs a bit more and are officially meant to be sold in other (asian) territories, i think it was HK though can't remember
so they're probably just taxing something that gets sold openly anyway
Re: Uh, JaitcH (was: Americans use such self-explanetory language ... once you learn the vocabulary)
so "knocking someone over" warrants an armed response with 2 guns?
at what point in the article was he a threat to anyone? you get more threatening behaviour outside a pub on a friday night, this guy was just tripping. it was offensive and probably incredibly frustrating, but he doesn't sound like he was in a state to hit back if you kicked his legs from under him or chinned him, or that indeed he particularly wanted to hurt anyone.
I'm not one at all to go softly on intruders(being in middlesbrough it's happened to me often enough..) but the cops would've been able to deal with someone so obvious even if he did get away, he wasn't a sober smackhead career-burgular; they tend to try not to spray their DNA over everything
Their eyes must've lit up when they realised they were finally gonna get a chance to point their guns at someone and be the action hero LAY DOWN MOTHERFUCKER. get a grip you're not jack bauer.
sherlock, cos the persence of wank on his shirtsleeves links him with the crime
France's new plan is a perl script which uploads 2000 jpgs of random images per minute to random sock puppet facebook accounts
watch the tax come rolling in!
Are other countries following suit? as it wasn't just UK users affected
True if we fined them millions then other countries would be like "I'll have some of that!" and do the same which would have a cumulative effect (Though arguably, justifiably so) which would really do some (maybe too much) damage
on the other hand if we expect sony to be punished by multiple countries and therefore think our fine is ok as it'll be part of a great punishment but then that never happens then we look silly
The way, believe it or not, to make this proprtional and fair to suit both points above would be a fine per user of each country levied by that country, but we all know that's too much effort for the ICO, they're too busy waiting for the NHS to report themselves some more
Does it leak any useful or usable information though? I suspect not. If it does then surely the fact I have an encrypted file already means I can theoretically know every other file that could encrypt to the same end result.
If I made a film and I want to see everyone who has it, surely I just upload a popular torrent version of my own film and let the de duping software flag up everyone else who uploaded the same file to give the feds a basis to start on
or something like that anyway..
The quantum thief
"The quantum thief" has an interesting take on this. walking down the street people adjust privacy settings, to the point where you can filter out your appearance from being seen by strangers, but conversely you can have it so people look at you and know your employment and relationships statuses etc (as well as certain memories being accessible but that's out of scope here)
it seemed like a logical extension of how social networks are putting down new rules of how we feel we should interact and present ourselves
Really good book if anyone gets a chance to pick it up
Everyone saw it coming
Used to work for an Atari-infogrames owned development house
They were shambolic, constantly hamstringing good projects
Stopped being actual Atari a long time ago
Make a local application using a local database which is the same for all hospitals, doctors etc, once everyone knows the system and is integrated with it, make the application upload to and download from a central database, reconciling any differences the central repository holds per patient with what they have
but no, they'll start off with the cloud and the database etc, then after months of work they'll say "now... what kinda things do hospitals log, and what interface would they like" etc. and then they'll have to change what they've already finished and adapt user behaviour to work with the cloud stuff rather than the other way about
Re: Waterproof means no user changeable battery.
I come from south armagh, which due to it's proximity to the border means i pick up southern irish mobile networks as often as not (Telcos don't bother with a mast for a tiny town when most of the signal will be covering another country)
Most people in my town (that actually need their phone more than casually) will either have 2 handsets or a dual-sim
Re: How old is the star?
"Perhaps the aliens weren't so stupid which explains why they can make spacecraft capable of flying between stars."
woah, what'd I miss? or was your unprovoked graunia zeolotry just starting to turn into a little bit of a rant?
I'm not a religious man myself, but a lot of good science came from muslimism back in t'day (there was a series of documentaries on it on tv not long back) and christianity hardly excommunicates me for typing this on the devil's box
What's the point of owning a patent if it's not a guarantee of protection? can they now sue whoever approved it?
is evidence required? or does it happen because one of the super snitches says they saw it? if that's the case given politics in call centres (used to work in one) and the cliques that form i can see some spite happening
either way i'd not like to be one of them snitches. anyone's fired and the list of people present will be used to narrow it all down
Surely the nature of our near planetary neighbour is just a tad more interesting than learning how a nuclear-powered, laser-equipped space tank takes selfies?
beautiful! Love the writing on this site sometimes
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