80 posts • joined 2 Jan 2013
Daleks have nothing on these, make them big enough with some meaty motors and they could traverse stairs just by rolling up them...
Re: Thwart the competition?
It was simply the FUPS - Facebook User Protection System© kicking in - another social site was potentially stealing their custom.. I mean livesto... sorry, I mean user's detail, and therefore triggered a Safety Barrier system, ensuring that Ello cannot steal any more of their potential prof... sorry, I mean, user's data as Facebook of course keep this very secure and wouldn't want anyone who hasn;t paid... sorry I mean, anyone who shouldn't be seeing it from well, seeing it.
I think I got that right.
Re: Laboratory Street
Downvote me all you want, but the tests that were done on the device were not in any way 'real world' examples of the actual stresses put on a phone in the pocket like people are claiming.
I could prove an egg cannot be broken by testing it's innate strength to support weight, with positive results.
And yes, call me cynical if you wish but I don't believe any organisation, anywhere ever in the world, is free from corruption, self-interest, bribery or suchlike.
This lab test is brought to you by the words 'Apple' and 'Dollar', and by a very large number indeed.
Re: It sucks but..
Yup, according to that link, it's very secure indeed.
Maybe Apple could do something with that hotlinking tech... I dunno.
Still rolling... still astounded.
I posted a while ago about how truly amazing it is to see high quality pictures from another planet... I'm still amazed now, and am in utter awe of the minds and hands that designed and built everything to do with this mission...
Our world might be one fucked up place, but Curiosity is enjoying the peace and tranquillity humans can only dream of.
Trouble with gadgets, is they used to be able to solve a problem, or show innovation. These days, they seem to invent problems that don't really need solving, and show a serious lack of innovation.
Innovation is in many cases a gamble - will the public actually want to try something new? And these days, gambling is something a lot of companies just can't afford, or are unwilling to do - so we just get rehashes of stuff that sheep bought last year, or things that are slightly different to what we have now - and don't offer anything useful or interesting.
Or, of course, truly world-changing innovation is blocked by mega-corps, afraid that such things would jeopardise their monopoly on the world - look at oil for example - I am convinced we could already have left oil based motor engines behind, but the oil companies can't have that. Cynical? Perhaps, but I know the world we live in.
Because he says his prayers and takes his vitamins. And is a real American. And never loses.
USA! USA! USA!
I'd like an Extra Life then please.
Re: MORE FROM THE REGISTER
Already blocked - along with the other ridiculously sized ads on this and other sites. While I understand this is a free site with 'stuff' done by people who get paid, and I also understand that revenue needs to be generated somehow, I don't need huge ads in my face everytime I look around.
And have you ever tried Digital Spy? Since they were taken over by some magazine company, the advertising is utterly insane.
The One. Neo. Or Agents. Hmm... tough choice...
Rock Simulator is about to get an expansion pack...
Re: So, the Empire starts in Australia
Never understood the difficulty of making a space elevator... just get an old satellite, tie a bit of heatproofed rope to it and jump off back to Earth - tie to post - job done. How hard can it be? *insert troll face here*
I'm disappointed in you fellow commentards, failing to recognise a quote from a classic movie... :(
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
I think I'd be more impressed if this was e-ink - now that would not be distracting, not against most countries laws and would be much cheaper to run.
Innovation before profit would be quite nice.
Re: Also available...
If it works... millions of $ and pretty much nothing to show for it - unless you're a CIG forum regular, in which case you're already convinced this is the game to end all games, and it will actually improve your overall Quality of Life. And it makes a mean sandwich.
I'm waiting for Google to announce a multi-billion buy out of TESCO - then they'll have more data than they'll know what to do with
It won't be long before drones can be controlled by Google Glass, and then where will we be. Give it 5 years and we'll all we walking along the street with our trendy RayBan Google glasses and our pet drone following behind, like a technologically nightmarish version of the bluetooth headset...
Re: Like they care
This is the crux of the matter.
Chip & Pin was introduced mainly to shift responsibility to the consumer - banks are pretty much free from any responsibility for card fraud, which, if you think about it, is grossly unfair.
Because the UK adopted the cheaper, less secure version of the tech, it's trivially easy for these cards to be used fraudulently. The PIN, stored on the card, is just not going to be as secure as a PIN stored in a central server, which is how I would have expected things to be.
Sure, it makes certain transactions more difficult, and the utterly pointless security card readers employed by banks such as Natwest would be useless, but Id trade that for much higher security.
Personally, I can't think of a better, easy to implement security tech that doesn't involve a secondary physical item, but I imagine one exists in the mind of someone, one that puts the onus of customer security firmly back in the hands of the banks.
Re: Interesting inclusion
It could be Office for AmigaOS.. or Office for ZX Spectrum.... if the code is the same, then the vulnerability could be the same*.
* hypothetical, but probably impossible due to the memory limitation.... :P
Looks like an intersteller Weeble.
Ohhh.. *hangs head in shame for not reading properly*
I have over 100 upvotes in 12 months and I am badgerless :( Just sayin....
I would have expected the monument to be a huge Excel spreadsheet, surrounded by DPS algorithms and asset lists exploding around it.
Sorry, I understand the social aspect and of course thats a great thing, but when you have to read through reams of calculations in order to play the thing... thats just not fun.
Eve is simply a business simulator with lasers.
Sadly, while business and suchlike use Facebook to 'connect with their customers', there will always BE Facebook. Unlike Myspace, bebo et al, businesses have sadly woken up to the fact that the interweb is one vast advertising free-for-all full of potential moneyspenders, and thus is the perfect place to 'reach out' to their 'important' customers.
It's the same reason Twitter will never die, not when virtually ever TV program, advert, celeb, newspaper and well, pretty much anything has a hashtag. Somehow by putting a # in front of a word, name or unintelligible phrase makes it important. #whocareswhatyouhadforbreakfast
I wonder if I can get a grant for a new study: Will you die if you step in front of a fast moving train?
I will need volunteers, and to make the study fair, I should test a cross-section of trains from around the world - surely the Japanese train system would be the most deadly, while the UK train service may have the highest chances of survival, due to delays...
I volunteer to head this research from various 5 star accommodations in major world cities, and will use the research money wisely - I will only refill the minibar once a day.
If any other industry tried something like this, there would be multi-million *enter choice of currency here* lawsuits all over the shop.
But for some reason, gaming seems to be a license to print money, with no real need for the truth.
I don't understand it, I mean, if you bought say, a TV, that had a 'special' interface for watching say, Sky through, and it HAD to be that particular interface, and you absolutely had to use their cable to use it... and it turns out it was just an HDMI cable with an extra notch on it to ensure 'third party' cables couldn't be used.... that would cause an uproar.
..well, unless it was one of those old fashioned cigarette lighter shaped ones.... might make a little noise I suppose.
Ah yes, memory sticks.. those well known explosive devices....
Seriously, you couldn't fit enough C4 into one of those to light a match...
Well, some of the words might be pronounced, or spelled differently.
Thats ok, their own debt collection agency can recover the money.....
Re: "We are ensuring hardworking families...
I presume DC visited here and downvoted me... lovely!
Re: "We are ensuring hardworking families...
Oh DO keep up...
... this is the Great Vision® of the Almighty DC, who has proclaimed that only the rich or middle-class (and above) working families may prosper and enjoy his attentions.
Anyone else deserves to be hit by huge bills. Oh yes.
Warning: Political sideswipe inside
<Blatant political whine>
'"Families can be left struggling if carefully planned budgets are being blown away by unexpected bills from a stolen mobile or a mid-contract price rise," said Culture Secretary Maria Miller', "We are ensuring hardworking families are not hit with shock bills through no fault of their own."
Glad to hear it. But I presume they won't be so lucky with rising energy bills tho?
</Blatant political whine>
Re: Please can you pass the slit?
Irritating Dick Syndrome.
There, fixed for you :P
Re: Err, what?
I suppose a TASER would be much worse....
Re: Who to truly believe
That is all.
I kinda wonder how many of these ID fraud victims had the latest Internet Security suites installed, with whatever it's version of Anti-Cyber-Crime-ID-Theft placeb..... I mean system is in place...
Of course, I'm not suggesting that some of those victims don't practice safe surfing... and some ID theft is probably not even PC related, but lets be honest here, the vast majority of these thieved identities are going to be via trojan or other PC related attack.
Even the article mentions FUD, which kinda makes these identity protection system highly questionable.
But then, I have a slightly dim view on a lot of these 'complete' internet security suites.
So soon to be Comet ISNOT?
So if girls told boys to send them similar pics (and you KNOW boys have a higher chance of wanting to 'impress' the girls) - would identical charges be taking place here?
I think we all know the answer to this one.
In other news..
... Google pay out £550 Million in 'donations' to the Conservative Party, in order to ensure that they don't accidentally end up on that list.
Oh sorry, I was having a 'moment'... apologies.
... 6 gig???
So the minimum requirement for the PC version is 6Gb RAM. The game will not even START without it - a warning box pops up if you try.
Why the game requires this I have absolutely no idea - it has supposedly been proven the game will run just fine with less memory, but for whatever reason, Ubisoft decided that PC users must all have at least 6gb and therefore won't mind the restriction.
If the textures and game resources were worthy of such heady requirements, I might understand - but seriously, it looks no different to MW3 or BO2, so I really don't get it.
I believe the crowdfunded Star Citizen has the same memory requirements listed, but then that is a tailored-for-PC game that will no doubt use every kilobyte.
Just sounds like sloppy coding and no attempt at optimization...
The Ignorance of Copyright Cocks is still as high as always I see.
You think these people will ever understand that blocking websites will never stop people accessing them? Since TPB was 'blocked', there are now more proxy sites than there are countries who have blocked the site! (probably).
So basically... it'll actually makes such sites MORE ACCESSIBLE!
Self healing back? I want self healing glass - cmon, that must be possible now right? I mean, we live in an age of microwave burgers!
I don't think Applecare can replace a knackered battery, or offer a swift RAM upgrade eh? Problem with the trackpad, and just out of warranty? Of course, sir, we will happily fix that for you. Would you like to pay £1000 with Visa or Mastercard?
Re: I have one question about 8.1 for those who have used it
Problem solved. Oh and Windowblinds 8 if you're feeling flush - you could even revert back to Olive Green XP should you feel the need.
New TV series incoming
Hard hitting drama based on the filth on the UK's street, featuring the new, upcoming cleanup squad...
"In 2013 a crack police unit was disbanded for quotas they didn't uphold. These men (and women) were promptly moved from their stations to the UK underground. Today, still used by the government, they operate as soldiers of the Home Secretary. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire...
Re: Wow. There goes a large chunk of my future,
Oh very much Privateer based.
There is a single player game as well which is much more like Wing Commander, but the main bulk of the game is based around good old Privateer based play, with so much extra stuff planned it makes me giddy just thinking about it.
Spacewalking on the wings of your own ship to stop pirates boarding you?
Giddy, I tell you.
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