73 posts • joined 31 Jul 2007
Re: Very poor system design!
So what you're saying is that the security at the airport near you is a joke and only 'works' because the locals agree to let it. Anyone who doesn't know the system and gets it wrong should be treated just the same as someone intentionally avoiding the joke security which you happily admit wouldn't stop the average six year old?
People get paid to implement this?!?
If your UK company puts customer data on a server in Germany hosted by a US company it's your problem if the US gov hoovers it up as the risk is public knowledge.
Re: Not all can opt out
Good luck with that David,
I contacted 192.com and they confirmed they use electoral roll data from 2002 on. There was no option to remove yourself from the open roll until 2003 so it is exceptionally likely that their decision to use data from 2002 on was cynically intentional.
Old data on 192.com
Even if you have carefully ticked the opt-out option since it went on the forms 192.com is still happily showing the entries for the address prior to the opt-out being an option. Instead of following the request on the latest extract they are using the newest data they can find that doesn't specifically tell them to keep their mitts off it :(
If it can be proven they've broken the rules the EU should ban them from trading with any European entities for at least as many years as they've been breaking the rules,
Darn, may have to go hunt Sony eReaders to stockpile - haven't found another device anywhere near as good for reading digital media as the Sony :(
Re: Perhaps the BBC might want to come clean about the full extent of the problems?
It was down when I tried to use it Saturday lunchtime - just the clown instead
Every version of D&D since the wee white box has just been adding unnecessary complexity and whizzy graphics :)
Re: It looks to be fake or a joke
It's definitely a joke, quite an amusing one too.
I just hope he gets enough out of it to complete the set by making a silly potato salad video.
Re: I'm beginning to like global warming
And it can take Brussels with it
Oooh, I like your thinking - 90% of the world's politicians live close to the sea.
Some shitzens stole his medical records and nobody's worried that they may kind of be useful to helping him get better?
Re: Cloud security
This would work nicely for simple storage, but what about SaaS where the service has to have full access to the data to work?
The SaaS suppliers are the ones most likely to be hit the hardest by this as the US gov is effectively making them illegal for European companies, at least, to use.
Re: Lousy VM Broadband
Whereas I'm much happier with my 100 Mb plus average connection from VM (with roughly one hour outage per year) than my next door neighbour is with his 4 Mb on a good day connection from Sky (with roughly 2 hours outage per week).
It all so very depends on what's available at your location.
Re: Oh noes!
"seatbelts, airbags and crumple zones"
All proof that humans can't be trusted to control cars safely
"And yet advanced driving instructors say the best thing to protect people would be to remove all of those and fit a bloody big spike sticking out form the centre of the steering wheel."
Removing the roof and the seatbelt ought to be enough to give most drivers enough sensory feedback on when they're being dicks. The more car handling and in-car safety is improved the more stupid the drivers become as they feel they can survive more and more ridiculous behaviour.
Purely anecdotal, but my local phone shops are struggling to stock enough of the top end Lumias to meet demand as they have recently become way more popular than expected
I'm sticking to O2 because of their out-of-city coverage. I spend a lot of time in rural areas where you very rarely get any EE or Voda coverage at all but there is usually at least a smidge of a signal from O2.
Outside the urban environment it really helps if you use phones made by companies with a decently long track record on making mobile phones with good aerials - I would suggest Motorola, Nokia or Ericsson if you want to get a decent signal where Apple, Samsung & HTC fail.
Shocked that any city would think that permitting what are effectively unregistered taxi drivers to operate in their jurisdiction would be a good idea.
I'm seriously unimpressed with the new Google maps update - apparently streetview (when you can get to it) is just a sequence of black images.
Tested on both Google and ie
I'm guessing something is getting filtered or it's relying on an app we don't have on the PCs here.
I remember the 1984 ad clearly but still haven't seen this new 'uncommercial', can't really call that a success
Sounds like inside jokes to me, especially given the love between Microsoft and Oracle in the Reading-Bracknell area
The quote doesn't confirm it sends back all the data it has gathered. We need precise info, not media bytes.
That's an impressive fail on your PC setup at the time - the best we did with Daggerfall was 72 hours solid, five of us taking turns with the controls.
This might work for city central types, but not for the rest of us.
Would you care which telco hosts your number if there was only one that could provide a connection where you live or work? Would you be happy to be moved to Orange if only Vodafone or O2 provided a service in your area?
Thanks for that Lee
Yeah, the footnote was the core - the rest was the setup for it, nice one
That's odd - I see all-in-one touchscreen PCs in the shops often and I've seen quite a few business touch screen models recently.
but only if you have a network connection - so not much use on the tube, most trains, in the wilds, etc.
Ah, you misunderstand - the 10" models need a man bag, the 7" only needs a decent sized pocket.
but you could always use LEGO for the miniature model
It's not discrimination if it's based on a known higher risk of fraudulent transactions from that location, it's simply an essential level of security.
Or possibly let's hope it is a Sony clone but with better PC software?
Pretty much the same size as the old WM HD2 or the newer WP7 HD7, both do a nice job of being a large phone or small tablet.
One would hope and expect that knowing they had served their country well would be enough reward but the odds are, unfortunately, stacked against such hope.
has this quote been verified?
Anyone know where you can get a decent Shawarma in the UK? Similar to a kebab but uses spiced lumps of real lamb instead of mystery meat.
^ see above ^
Though it may be good news in the long term
Maybe corporations (other than just sony) will realise they need to either pay a lot more attention to their security (and that of their affiliates) or reduce their net presence big time.
it is what it is
Re-imagining is a perfectly accurate description of Hollywood's current attempts to cover up the fact that they no longer do original work.
well yeah, but no
A simple peek at the image of this new Asus and then a look at a photo of the MacBook air was more than enough to convince me the two don't look even remotely similar.
Well other than being thin and having a clamshell format with the keyboard on the horizontal bit and the screen on the sticky-up bit obviously.
nice troll there
purple hair and everything
If the clients get warned before any damages can occur isn't that a good thing?
It sounds like you would prefer damages occurred just so companies can be sued.
Of course moving Ceres will be a 'no risk' option - there'd be no chance of disturbing the orbits of the other asteroids would there?
has a habit of exposing secured or subscription-only pages
Why are getting such a glut of 10in tablets when 6 to 7in really does seem to be the sweet spot for practical use?
Wish I could get one
but they still don't seem to be available or supported over here in the UK
Helicopters and US commandos
It's really odd the way helicopters always seem to function perfectly until there's a high profile spec ops mission at which point they just randomly fall from the sky.
What would be unbelievably nice would be a colour e-ink pad - might not be any use for for games or movies but would be awesome for pretty much everything else.
In those scenarios what would be wrong with printed brochures (rather than somewhat optimistically hoping every visitor or possible customer has a compatible phone with the correct version of the right software activated)?
NFC - No F***ing Chance it's going on my phone.
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