595 posts • joined 11 Jul 2007
Whatever the Chinese impose on others in terms of trade tariffs, impose on them. They will soon get the point.
..'.nother tit in the (pay)wall.....
Re: Has the NHS started .....
On the NHS? You are kidding right? must be private patients ;)
Re: This is definitely a DEALBREAKER, a classic sneaky, royally scumbag corporate move...
Its coming in an update after launch:
"The spacecraft exited safe mode at 4:12 p.m. CDT (5:12 p.m. EDT) earlier today"
Typical Windows. I hope they fire the sys admin who booted it into safe mode and forgot to take it out again.
Re: Bad Experience
Ext2Read is the utility you want to read MyBookLive drives in windows. Crack open the case, remove the drive and hook it up via sata and run Ext2Read. Voilà.
Then go and buy a better backup solution ;)
Not had a good experience with 2 x WD mybooklives - as soon as there was a power failure the bloody things would not get back on the network. Ended up ripping the case open to get the drive out to read the data.
Bought a Synolgy instead...
GTA should be banned. Think of the children.
Its insanely fun, I thought I was slightly mad until I met Trevor this guy is off the reservation in a big way lol - looking forward to MP.
Although I have to think of my state of mind when I enjoyed driving to the top of Mt Chiliad, finding some hikers and pushing them off then parachuting to safety from the cops...;)
"FUKUSHIMA SENDS JAPANESE IT TO THE CLOUD"
As long as its not mushroom shaped then that's ok.
Store data in a Chinese cloud?
<falls off chair laughing>
You are bloody kidding right? What next, filing on the word THE?
So does this mean someone at the NSA is going to be sentenced to 33 years in prison as well?
Or the perps wear balaclavas (sorry stereotyping!) or similar head gear....
A Chinese company registering a trademark?
Anyone else see the Irony here?
You know, I only have absolute respect for these people who go into space and the boffins who get them there. It's a very hostile environment and its a monumental achievement by man (and women!!)
What grated me this morning was reading in the BBC article the statement:
Downing Street has said the case is an "operational matter for the police"
How bloody convenient, the government can say "oh it was the wholly independent police force which stopped Miranda, not us" and sit back and claim no involvement whatsoever despite the fact that it would not just have been the police in the room with Miranda. You can bet your arse M15 were there too.
I do not know if its old age, but I am getting more and more inclined to join / start a new political party to fight these moralless people in "charge". For that statement alone I have probably just marked myself as "troublesome".
Re: How's that 'not strong-arming' going, Obama?
In fairness to Obama, and I by no means defend him - the situation in America (and probably the UK) is that the security agencies have become so unwieldy and self propelling organs of self interest that I doubt he has much clue about what they do.
This is brutally evident in the expose on the NSA.
When a country thinks it needs a secret court, secret sealed subpoenas etc then it clearly needs to sit up and re-evaluate what the hell it is actually doing.
1984? We are already WAY beyond that.
"Unlawfully obtaining or accessing personal data is a criminal offence, under the aforementioned Section 55 of the Data Protection Act 1998. The offence is punishable by a fine of up to £5,000 in a magistrates' court or an unlimited fine in a Crown court."
Maybe they should start looking at the ACPO then as well.......
Great leap forward but with only 30 mins flight time I cannot see much use for it tbh.
They should just ban these outrageous in app payments and charge a bit more for the game in the first place. For example, I was looking at the smurfs village the other day an the "smurfberries" are extortionately priced - £99 yes nearly 100 quid, for 2000 of them.
That game will not be going anywhere near my tablet.
NOTE: All payments on my table are password protected so there is no chance of buying these in app purchases but it grates me all the same.
They did not get the IP address to block from Andrew Crossley by any chance?
Wait for the - please block http://*.*
Apple knows that now, if it loses a patent battle case, the ITC decision to ban imports of its new phone will be overturned by Obama so they have nothing to fear.
How the hell did Obama keep a straight face when he made this appointment? Does he seriously think that anyone will believe what Clap Trap says?
Re: take him out
The drones are reportedly being withdrawn slowly from Pakistan and Afghanistan - I wonder where they will be going next ? :)
Re: Dear United States of America
That's diplo speak for "Woohoo we have someone with intimate knowledge of the NSA" but need to be seen to begrudgingly take him in.
In reality, I bet he is being debriefed extensively by the Russians right now.
If I were in charge of Samsung, I would pull out of the American market entirely. They do not need them based on their sales. Leave the US "innovate" and see how long it takes for them to go "oops we cocked up".
Obama, you have just made the US justice system and the ITC (if it were not already) a laughing stock.
So, a private charity can request highly personal information through a private company (ACPO)?
The ICO should be crawling all over this.
Re: This is easily done
Thank your lucky stars you did not have any tomatoes with you....
"depleted uranium shot" WTF? in a shotgun?!?!
On one I had I absolutely support the artists in the royalty rate saga but on the other hand these artists took the devils payment when they signed with the money grabbing music companies. Spotify is partly owned by the big music companies so the blame while not completely absolving spotify, needs to go back to the labels the artists have signed with.
If I were a group of unhappy artists I would start my own streaming company purely for artists and have a sustainable model for payments to said artists. Trouble is, I suspect a lot of the bigger bands out there like the money that comes in from being signed to a big label - trouble is you cannot have it both ways.
BTW This in no way supports the behaviour of the labels, I personally think they are parasites, but hey.
On the artist side, I buy music from sites such as http://bandcamp.com which is direct from the artist and not a label.
In my opinion if you need secret laws then something is clearly wrong.
The only way this will change is by radical upheaval of so called democracy. ALL laws and policy should be subject to a public voting system, (after all this is democracy right?) otherwise you will always be at the whim of a select few. Yes this may result in some extraordinary decisions but hey, that's life.
The revelations from the NSA, GCHQ, Mossad etc are nothing new - they have been doing this for YEARS. Snowden should be bloody knighted in my opinion, as he has taken a huge personal risk to expose the lies and corruption in our societies neatly covered as "legal" by the very same people who make the law.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely - period.
One word if you want to stop these people in their tracks :
encryption, encryption, encryption.
This used to be just for the paranoid but I even paranoid people are being watched.
Re: Great, but will BT prioritise those areas that need this?
What is not funny is that when HS is built it will probably be quicker to jump on a train with a large file to send to London on a USB Stick than it will be to send it on some crappy connections......
Re: Not sure about 'promotion'
Most people buy music from (insert your store / app store here) when they have heard the track. Every time a song is played on air that is promoting it.
In the beginning, the music labels had to beg radio stations to play tracks and now they charge for it. This is like me charging you every time you walk past my theoretical car showroom just because you saw my intellectual property.
I have always been fiercely against these licenses as if it was not for the DJ's, radio stations etc promoting the artists they would not have a business in the first place. Also requiring people to pay for licences for listening to the radio in a work place is frankly taking the piss.
Just for absolute fun, it would be good to hack these and put your own message in :)
"Hello, this is God" *
*Watch Real Genius.....
Its "deeply troubling"
That countries like the US and the UK can snoop so broadly and so secretly and call it "lawful" when they make the laws themselves.
Its akin to giving a thief the keys to a bank and saying please look after it.
This guy is a bloody hero for exposing what a lot of people knew but could not prove was happening, read the "Puzzle Palace" by James Banford for one and the "Shadow Factory" to understand it has been going on for a very long time all under the guise of "lawful".
In today's climate, can they justify 4m on this?
Governments really have lost the plot.
How t okeep a secret and not let the NSA / GCHQ find out
Its simple - I just do not tell myself the secret that I need to keep and thus I cannot post it online or email it or store it on my computer.
Its completely secure :)
Disclaimer : I am an avid Android user
In my humble opinion, no matter what hardware Apple make, it's the UI that lets it down for me. Its just not configurable how I would want to use it.
My opinion on iphones are further skewed by the fact that kicking and screaming, I was given a 4S for work and it truly is shite. Battery life is poor and it drops calls 85% of the time even with a condom around it (figuratively speaking)
Re: It told me 'Click Here' ...
Well spotted sir.
For those who want to view without silverlight and just flash:
Another foreseeable waste of taxpayers money.
The BBC (read taxpayer) is forced to fund it, forced to buy local content, the coverage will be small, and more than likely, completely ignored by all locals except those forced to watch it in care homes, doctors surgeries etc.
Hmm, I can see this being a roaring success.....
Re: how many were arrested?
Ah, that information is buried forever on the PNC and you cannot have it so there.
"The more you give them, the more they want".
The PNC should not hold old convictions / cautions UNLESS they are of a serious nature / involve vulnerable people (ie children). How does a caution / slap on the wrist (or back in the day a clip around the ear) for say stealing a mars bar from Woolies 30 years ago bear any influence whatsoever to any future behaviour? Such minor incidents serve just to cement the fact that give any establishment the ability to hold information on you and they will expand it out of all proportion on the weak premise of "just in case". Minor incidents should be wiped off after the 8 year period as detailed in the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act for spent convictions, anything less is a travesty and downright goes far beyond orwellian.
As a nation, we seem to be moving (or realistically have moved) more and more into the realm of constant surveillance and monitoring of ordinary people under the guise of "terrorism" (please) or crime prevention (really?) and seem to be able to do nothing about it. Writing to your MP is about as ineffectual on any matter as asking your dog to do the same, protests just seem to mark you for life for being "disruptive" and no doubt added to some database anyway. To me, democracy is an illusion or another way, democracy is the ability to vote in the next dictator.
Once they have these databases, they become seductive and at that point you might as well try to walk on water rather than get them to give them up.
Absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I cannot emphasize that statement strongly enough.
No doubt not writing anonymously will mark me as a "troublemaker" but hey, fuck it.
Re: How do they know why they're being requested?
More to the point, these are the ones they KNOW about. I bet there are lot of things the NSA do that the companies are blissfully unaware of to their data.
oooh you are SO going on the naughty chair for that many bombs....
Dammit, so am I....
It has been going on for a long time
People seem to think this has only just happened when in fact this has been going on for a very long time.
Read Puzzle Palace and The Shadow Factory by James Bamford.
Now you know
What the Utah data centre is for......
Fucking governments. No doubt, I will be on someones watch list for that comment.....
Well done guys and gals. This has huge potential for people with disabilities :)
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