321 posts • joined 19 Jun 2013
With the name Joe Drunk, I can only assume you posted this while taking after your name.
And who is going to decide which sex is educational and which isnt then eh? haha
The biggest problem with this fine is that it is a charity, so the only people it is going to punish are the women who need to use its services. In no way is anybody else going to be punished by this figure. You could also say that the people who gave their money to the charity, probably didn't want whoever gets an ICO fine to get their money. So yea, in this case it is an entirely incorrect judgement, regardless of what sign you need to show to others, choose a private company to show that sign with.
Yea, sorry, I forgot that you, whoever you are, have the final word on all that is climate change. Jesus, stop preaching and start taking in facts, when you say there is very little doubt about 2 degrees, is this in your mind? Or have you surveyed the entire world?
Re: Doesn't the GWPF take
I do actually agree with you, but the problem is, it happens on both sides of the argument, in both the for and against side.
Im all with the company on this one. I can only imagine the incompetence of a government tendering process, i've seen many large company ones and those are incompetent, the government is always worse. So good on them for not taking the shit and getting on with running their business for their other clients. Changing specifications is unacceptable after a tendering process, the idea is that both parties agree to do the work. The MoJ seems to think a tendering process is that everyone jumps over hoops to do whatever it decides should be done on a whim. Without thinking perhaps the company doesn't want this work now we have changed it.
Re: You can't beat script kiddies for an unintentional laugh
I agree, its a akin to calling someone who throws paint over someone's car to vandalise it an artist because they used paint.
I can kind of see their point. A death certificate proves she is dead, I highly doubt they are disputing her current status. That however does not prove the item in question was ever actually hers to leave in her will to anyone. What Apple wants is proof that the device was hers to give in the first place, they don't know that account and device were hers when she was alive you see. They could check address details and what not I guess, but nothing really proves it other than entering your password. Thats why they want a court to decide one way or the other, so there is no come back on them if its the wrong decision.
Im glad eBay are taking this attitude with him, and just pretty much ignoring him. How on earth is a company that makes a large amount of its profits from the paypal side of the business going to let it go? Never mind that its so intrinsicly linked to a smooth ebay buying and selling experience, if they sell if they lose control over how smooth that integration can be. He's a total fool.
So somebody knows what pages or sites I have been viewing, thats not really what i use HTTPS for, its protect the actual data i enter into forms and send to the server and the exact text that comes back. If that is protected, thats all I need HTTPS for, and all most people need it for.
Re: Punish him badly
Errr, im all for off topic comments, but how on earth is "also punish those who see others' family members naked by snooping their private chat" that even remotely on topic to anything being discussed here. I may as well just pipe up with a comment about how much I liked a film last night, its just as relevant.
Surely they should have monitoring software that checks cert expiry dates...on ipv4 and ipv6...ohhh, that would be too sensible right...
Hmm, did they completely miss the outrage about the snooping already going on? I mean, i know why they would want snooping but surely trying to sell it as a way to get into power is a little silly? It only takes one party to take the other stance to expose how crazy it is.
They clearly missed a trick, when they went back they should have secretly recorded the conversation, then he would be saying goodbye to his job.
Re: Daily Mail headlines write themselves
Not quite there yet "Bitcoin users are heavily armed drug-peddling pedophiles! using money from Bitcoin to fund terrorism!!"
Re: Lawmakers huh?
So you know you could just claim to be using something like bufferapp surely? You scheduled your social media sends before setting out. Or you wrote your own script to do it etc... so many loopholes its crazy!
Indeed, the issue here is little about what his daughter said and more proof that he must have told her. When you sign an agreement that says you can not tell anyone, that means you can't tell you wife, your children or anyone! If you are not happy with that, don't sign that agreement.
Indeed I know, but shouldn't BT really be contacting the management companies and requesting permission? It is in their advantage to get in after all. The management company isn't going to care, its in their interest to have it happen too, keep the people who live there happy.
I have no sympathy for then, they have installed fibre broadband in the street, and not bothered to get it installed into the apartment block on the street. So they insist on sending mails out claiming I can get fibre in my street, which is true, just not to the buildings most people on the street live in. Until they sort out getting their infrastructure in place sensibly rather than branching out into TV services that adds no competition value at all for the customer they can get lost.
More players getting into the TV sport business does not seem to be good for the customer, its just good for those selling the rights. What customer wants to see only some games or sports during the year when they used to be able to watch it all. You now need to subscribe to at least 2, possibly 3 different providers to watch it all. Crazy, hardly makes it better for the customer. So they can fuck off out the TV market and concentrate on phone and broadband ideally.
Yea, its not quite as bad as Microsoft, at least the upgrade to the latest OS is actually free! There are a small number of people left on legacy hardware, but hey, you can't keep making patches for ever for all your old OS's. People running legacy hardware will already have had many OS upgrades on that hardware at a cheap price in the years prior to snow leopard .
I'm not a climate change denier, it may well be happening, the problem is the models can't be said to be proved correct as a lot of people say. This is simply because there are a few new things every year discovered that are not covered by the models. I am simply of the view that we shouldn't be wasting billions on solving a problem that we don't yet fully understand, so many new things come to light each year that it shows we must barely understand what we are talking about. Some of you may say we should act anyway, just in case, but act how? without a full knowledge and understand there is no information about how best to deal with the problem, the complexity of the problem changes every year.
Re: Why the fuck would he bother?
Perhaps not, but it would make us right in that we have always said all along we shouldn't waste billions in funds on an issue that we don't fully understand and so may well be wasting the money while other countries carry on polluting and gaining economic advantage.
Haha crazy, I think if he were alive to see this it would be one of his ranting and raving moments in the office where he tells everyone to fuck off and think about it again, using their brains this time.
Well, you know...it's all the name really, go to a dive bar, find the kind of people who drink in dives!
This has no effect outside of the US, the UK courts have said time and time again your welcome to put whatever nonsense you want in T&C's but the court will just ignore them if they go against what the law says a consumer is allowed to do or expect. A lot of other countries have the same outlook and so they will have limited success getting anywhere with this one.
Errrrm....what? To compare it to blackberry is nonsense! Blackberry needs to do this because it is a different OS and regardless of how well it is optimised it is still slower than doing it properly. But this monstrosity is actually already running on android!? So why the in all that is holy is this bollocks required? Just open up the android API's directly and all the apps that have already been made for it will work. I mean, do Nokia really believe there are that many software companies that have made windows only apps? Jusus, they will all already have android compiled versions ready to go.
I never received this leaflet and I haven't opted out of royal mails non addressed mail either. So either the NHS didn't send out enough leaflets or royal mail have been saying they deliver them and haven't been doing so.
Re: A beelion users can't be wrong (can they?)
You don't see the point in WhatsApp? How about if you need to message someone in another country regularly in a chat context? Say, you have a girlfriend living abroad for example. Paying to SMS abroad all the time would be huge cost. So there, you see a point now, just because you have no use for such a service does not mean you have to be IT illiterate to have a use for it. How about people start looking outside of their own little world before they see no point in things.
Of course, the valuation is only insane if you couldn't get it cheaper. If that's what it takes for the company to sell, that's what it takes. If you need the data it really doesn't matter what others think the 'market rate' for it is, its not available on the market. It is available from one company, that can choose not to sell. It is the same as walking up to a home owner who isn't selling his house and asking to buy his house off him, if you offer the market rate he probably won't sell, but make him an offer he can't refuse...and well, the house is yours.
Re: When Big Brother Is After You
Oh god, not another person who believes copyright infringement is theft, but not only theft, theft of property!? Come on, give it a break, we are fed up of the MPAA spiel already. It is, what it is,copyright infringement, that is why it is a separate law to theft. If it were the same, then surely the same law would apply, the fact it doesn't tells you even the authorities don't agree with it being theft.
To all these people who hate the idea of google glass, do you get as nervous when you enter a really busy tourist area? Everyone carrying cameras and ready to snap you at the slightest embarrassing moment? You probably don't because over your life you have accepted tourists all have their cameras out and ready as a social norm. Pretty much what will happen over the next 20 years with technology like glass.
It is a bogus comparison. Sony saying they shifted more of the new games console than Microsoft's new console is suggesting a different thing to microsoft shifting more games across all consoles. That just tells us overall Microsoft sells more games but that could be largely due to its previous console being more popular and the games for it still outselling everything else. It says nothing of its new consoles ability to sell or for it to sell new games. The fact more new sony playstations are selling suggests that in the future when no games are made for the older consoles, sony will have a brighter future, after all, people don't buy a console to look at it, they buy one to buy games for it.
They probably don't process the cards themselves, most payment processors will pass back the last 4 digits of the card, expiry date and address details to the website so that it can be stored for records. As for the encrypted vs hashed argument, that depends on whether the web servers were compromised as well as the data store. You would have to get hold of the encryption key too, otherwise its better than a hash, but if with the inherent problem that if the key is found in your infrastructure then its far worse than a hash.
This is going to be completely pointless, you can change IMEI number and its practically impossible to prevent a software initiated kill switch from being disabled. The phone will jus be flashed with a non standard version of the OS and it will work again just fine with no kill switch present.
Re: Unfair Tax?
Except that isn't true is it. If I don't want to watch any of the BBC channels but do indeed want to watch Discovery channels on sky. I do have to pay the tax. What you mean is that if i don't want to watch all live TV so as to avoid the BBC I don't have to pay the tax. Thats not the same thing, it forces people who would otherwise do without the BBC to pay the tax unfairly.
Re: Vastly Overdue
The BBC isn't in the business of doing this though, they don't have to sell anything, they get the money either way. That is entirely the problem. They do make the odd good thing that brings in high viewing figures, they have to otherwise they would be laughed at. But everything else that is not headline is utter rubbish and a waste of the money they receive.
Also, if you like the service, that is completely fair enough. But why do you think people that do not like the service should be forced to pay for it so that you can watch it? It is more socially based rubbish used as justification to take money off everyone for the good of the few used all the time in this country and one of the reasons i resent the country more and more.
100 is an extremely low number, especially seeing a channel number 5 is listed as a possible product, one of the most widely sold perfumes in the world. You will always find someone allergic to everything, how about we start banning cheese next, followed closely by nuts.
Re: Oh, FFS!
If I actually saw this in a real life computer programme, id think the coder was smoking crack when they wrote it. The way you teach programming is a separation of theory from practical examples. Not a half arsed miss match of the two, perhaps showing why you would do this with a worked example in the if and else blocks would be more sensible than seeing it written as is, which is total nonsense.
The biggest nonsense is her spouting that coding knowledge is required to understand and progress in the world and then she admits she can not do this, so is she admitting she doesnt understand the world? In which case, why is she in any leadership position, let alone one involving the very subject she has no knowledge of.
It is ok to say you don't have to be a specialist to lead from the top, but you have to know enough to be able to tell when you are being told bullshit and when you are not. She does not know enough to be able to tell this.
It is appointments like this that are the root problem of all government plans for everything, not just this.
This is a bit of a crap thing to say. So according to Microsoft, because they didn't make an upgrade path possible due to market reasons, so that the channel can sell more PC's and devices basically, they don't want you to waste your time backing files up (surely best practice would dictate they are already backed up!!??) and then helping your friend move to windows 8.1 and presumably hate Microsoft for a situation that they themselves have forced you to go through by not making an upgrade path. Surely the simpler option is to help your friend, and just be pissed off Microsoft made it so hard.
They seem to want you to screw your friends over to avoid you wasting your time in a situation they created, all so that you don't hate them too much.
Re: utter crap
The problem is, even if im parked legally, why should i or my car be recorded on video by some government department that is just yet again greedy for money to keep their numbers up? Unless my parking there is going to bring the town to a standstill then you should be allowed to park there, in most cases for free. In cases where this is not so, are where double yellow lines are on the road or its designated as a red route. Anything else is pure bureaucratic nonsense.
This is what double yellow or red routes are for...not every other type of parking enforcement, 1 hour no return restrictions etc... all of those are just money makers for an establishment that can not get enough of our money.
Re: So the ICO...
And what exactly makes you think a person should have to own some equipment capable of reading a QR code before they can be made aware of information that has to be legally communicated to them? I know most people own a smartphone...but i didn't think it was actually a requirement for you to function in society!
Re: Potential "Get out of Jail Free" card?
No, but you could then sue them for the contravention and get your money back, probably plus some.
I think before your RTFA, you should note i said I don't believe that they can not access logs of this changed data and that it is their company policy not to look into the issue. I feel he should have barked up that tree a little more before giving up his username.
Right, so you never would have legalized cars in the first place then?
I always think its a sad day when yet more stuff is banned just because it introduces more risk. I wonder if the car was to be invented today, these states would ever let anyone drive in them, or it would be banned because of the risk to pedestrians, passengers and drivers of death if you crash. People really need to wake up and smell the roses, risk exists in life, in the blink of an eye bad things can happen, but it never used to be a reason to ban things. The world would be without much of what it relies on if it did in the past.
Ultimately i don't think any patent should carry on under such circumstances. If you or a a company invents something and uses that invention then the patent stands, if the patent is ever sold it should only stand if the buyer also uses the patent to make something saleable, otherwise it should be discarded.
That way, inventors and investors get their protections but the industry surrounding patents goes away.
Re: Intel crudware creep
Everything that can be removed from the add/remove programmes, none of those will be required drivers. It's often best to just remove everything including drivers and download the latest ones for the chipset you have directly from the intel website. That way you know you only have the latest drivers and thats all.