2796 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
You know what? If just ONE of the whiners was actually cleverer than this guy....
Oh but then they'd easily be smart enough not to whine about some contrived bullshit they imagined in their own self-important/needy/attention-seeking little heads, wouldn't they.
Let's hope not
Apparently they get miffed if you tell them there's more sources of information in the world beyond their manifesto.
Being a good person?
Eye for an Eye
Destroying the planet
Sleeping with your best mate's wife then having him sent off to be killed
Murdering your brother
(Nearly) Sacrificing your children
Death of the First Born
Ohhh... they mean the NEW Testament? My bad. Let's not count the Old bit then. Troll icon to placate anyone who thinks I'm not entirely serious.
Re: In space no one can hear your sonar
Possibly hence the ice screws, then, doubling up as an acoustic coupler
In space no one can hear your sonar
Sonar? In space?
Makes you wonder if gov't operatives are canvassing major vc's and shareholders to seed the idea that their investment will wither if they don't demand unencrypted data pipelines from their vested interests..
Certainly somewhere near the start of the CIA/NSA standard playbook, I'm sure. (And why do many US programs depict the CIA operating VERY domestically all the time?)
Re: And we laughed at the Russians ...
And burner phones
Re: Overt paranoia.
Oh that poor, defenceless, frightened nation.
Whenever we watch 'The News' in our house (UK), we say 'Let's check what we should be frightened of today'. There was first frost this morning, so presumably it will be 'The Coldest Winter Ever'. Again.
Having said that, though, one of our guys is very late in this morning as he takes the train so....
Re: Same old response
Which would then be acknowledging a vulnerability in the system
At least it may have the unintentional side-effect of making real physical autographed media more valuable, now that they've destroyed any virtual value an autograph may have stood a chance of having
"We continue to look for the patterns, connections and abnormalities that indicate Illuminati hostile capability and intent"
Cos everyone enjoys a good conspiracy
Or GCHQ spliced the wrong fibre (or botched the right one) for the Yanks
Re: L stands for ?
Digital Distro Deal
I think the digital distro of an act's music has it's own contract/rates/variant on physical media these days, so the artist(s) are probably backshafted by design there, too.
So, actually given the choice, only about half the number of your involuntary customers will buy U2 over a whole decade.
Is that what he's trying to say?
But how do the canvassers know
That they weren't themselves being trolled in the responses? Especially as they possibly looked for some fairly prolific ones and asked them to participate!
Re: So it's OK, if the server is outside of the US?
I'd have thought something like 'If they're willing to gain illegal access (as in if a member of public tried that shit on) to a machine then what proof do they have that they didn't plant the evidence there to entrap the defendant?' would be an approach.
Which, I suspect, is none.
Re: The facilities
Doubtless adapted from bomb-the-shit-out-of-the-country-then-rebuild-with-US-construction-companies-and-bleed-its-treasury-dry-then-fuck-off-and-give-them-a-world-bank-loan approach to foreign policy in "some areas" of the world
I'm guessing FAT/FAT32
Is a good part of it which is perhaps why Goglephones (Nexus, etc) don't have SD Card slots meaning they can use EXT3 or whatever internally as you can't get at it physically. Likely one reason why apple don't have memory slots, too.
Perhaps if the camera makers (and phone, too if everyone could play together) agreed with guys like Samsung and Sandisk to switch to EXT3 or something free for card filesystems going forward... dunno.
Pretty sure MAC and Linux devices would be able to access those just fine as-is. Maybe there's something in the card hardware specs that prevents this ?
Re: Knowing the difference
And encryption isn't even anonymity, either, it just means only the sender and recipient can access the content (with ease) - it doesn't follow that the metadata of Person A sent Person B an encrypted message was also obfuscated.
SSH != TOR
Not to mention the small fact that
Criminals and terrorists will actually already be using encryption.
Re: The road tax won't go...yet
@lostallfaith - was thinking about this on the way back from lunch...
Seeing as tax is ostensibly emissions-based now, then when everyone has low emissions vehicles what are they gonna lie about the reason being for next?
It'd be a wonderful experiment (dream) for someone with Larry Ellison levels of cash to buy everyone a 0-emissions car in the UK just to shit the gov't up.
Re: Okay, now I get it!
Tossing. Yup. That's exactly what he's doing.
Or even worse than the shadowy kiddie fiddlers...?
We may be depriving a wealthy corp of some (theoretical/potential/unrealised) revenue by downloading their chod, only to delete it after consuming a small portion of it.
Won't someone think of the
Re: Too late to edit but also...
I can register a thing in 3 months' time if I like - doesn't mean I didn't think of it yesterday.
Re: So what's the actual problem?
Maybe they're just sitting on it wrong
Apple Cultist ?
He'll be flattered that you thought of him but he's not the one the call...
Ugly link follows...
Warframe - big value for money by comparison?
£48 for Destiny - not that I feel it wasted, mind you, level 20 already, etc, but entertaining enough. Glad I didn't pay for the fat £85 version though! About 20-ish hours into it.
However I've clocked over 400 PS4 hours on Warframe - it's free. I still really like it even though it's become a bit of a grind now, and paid only around £15 into it for some of the things that need 'platinum' currency to acquire. Warframe doesn't really have much story as such, not in the sense of Destiny, but there's a great many ways to kill things and a lot of missions to do and many character classes ("Warframes" which are your battle platforms/suits) with a large variety of special abilities from defensive to offensive, plus hundreds of mods for your weapons/warframes/companion units.
Easily worth a download. If you like Warframe then you'll likely like Destiny (if you've not got it and wondering about the purchase) and they're different enough to be able to keep both going. Destiny is more immediately accessible as a game, Warframe is pretty hard on noobs till you get some rank into your gear which doesn't take too long.
Oh, and if you try WF, go with Mag or Volt for your starter 'frame, imho ;o)
Echoes from rifle shots and the Fallen's apparent ability to not need to breathe (maybe they don't though they must grunt somehow!) ;o)
I suspect the collective noun for 'Sheeple' would be 'Demographic'
I spent most of last year having to deal with WP. Its guts look like it was coded by a 12-yr old.
Multisite backup and restore to another instance? Forget it, had to code my own.
By Xmas this year there will have been around 9 updates to WP (I'm reliably informed by the WP bunnies I previously worked with) - that is a nightmare for any admin of a large installation.
Re: For better of for worse?
Concrete5 FTW (www.concrete5.org)
Seriously. Never looked at anything else since I discovered that.
iPhone owners must be so proud of Apple's latest and greatest
And we all thought that NFC was
Not For Crapple devices under any circumstances. Like larger screens.
Just remembered these two cyber-tools...
The Frontline Morale Destroyer aka Warbeast (Death Machine 1995 with Brad Dourif, Rachel Weisz)
M.A.R.K. 13 (Hardware 1990)
Re: Morris Dancers.
Indeed, do not underestimate their gaily-garbed bell-jingling and stick-clacking jaunty ways...
In fact if there'd been an aled-up Morris Troupe (collective noun?) in the pub in Shaun of the Dead the outcome would have been far different.
Does that mean if I watch porn I'm a pornographer? Where's my Aston Martin and tacky Pools winner's mansion then? If I watch BBC news, perhaps I'm George Alagiah or a foreign correspondent.
I'm off to watch Alien to see if I turn out to be Ridley Scott...
Re: It's the humans, stupid, and boy, are they stupid
Not in 4.4.2 sadly, Google removed something that made it happen
Re: Nominative determinism or in-joke. You decide.
Not to mention that the whole thing sounds like a cyber Ender's Game
Not giving up your PIN Sir? Jail for you, then.
Re: A US patent doesn't seem to be worth the paper it's printed on anymore
I'll see your 'mobile device' and raise you....
"In a public lavatory"
Drafting a C&D to George Michael as I click Submit...
Re: and there was me
Maybe they're going to become a CA
I'd rather have user-defined system-wide granular app permissions
As per subject
Never mind Twaddler
I'm too busy with my mind's red pen correcting the English in that article.
3/10 poor effort.
Re: Short term memory loss
IIRC, prior to said holiday (with David Geffen in Italy?) he had exactly the opposite stance
Presumably he is not the subject of a court order that was served on him to not provide such access?
Unless his name's SKY or Mr British Telecom, etc
Re: Left out
"Nah, playing Destiny"
Re: Left out
Left out the best response:
I am right remembering
That USA is apple's main market?
Perhaps the droid/other market share abroad has grown so large that it's not worth funding the litigation (won't someone think of the lawyers??). Plus 'abroad' doesn't have the USPTO and all 'specialness' that entails... (They ditched all the non-domestic battles they didn't think likely to win without that particular 'specialness', perhaps)
A possible sign of El Reg's "Peak Apple" ? Surely someone didn't just simply sit down and do maths of all the lawyers' bills vs revenue/potential gains, that's would be too, well, sensible and non-thermo-nukuler.
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