128 posts • joined 31 Jul 2007
I got one of these incredible, new fangled, self winding, mechanical watches. Most geeks cannot fathom how it works. They think there are magical little fairies inside pushing the gears around. It tells the time. Approximately, plus or minus a few minutes per day. That is all. It doesn't do email, twitter, facebook, google, outlook, or anything that needs an internet connection. It doesn't even need a NTP server. Being a few minutes this way or that, is not a problem either. Since I'm the one that calls the meetings, it is everyone else that is always late, not me - tardy bastards...
How much did GCHQ pay them to insert that backdoor?
Vienna Airport has free WiFi
Vienna airport is the only one I know of that has truly free WiFi that also doesn't require any special moves to use it. Dubai airport also has free access, but it is little more of a hassle to connect.
Mil Spec Security
Ideal phone for use in military areas, since it has no camera.
Essentially, this is just a different delivery method for a trojan horse. Damage will be limited if user and administrator privileges are separated and if MAC or RBAC is used. If everybody would use enterprise versions of their favourite OS, be it Windows, Mac or Linux, then trojan/virus problems will mostly go away.
Re: I call semi-bollocks
SD? Those also contain little ARM processors that can be reprogrammed.
For a moment there, I thought the US is going to round up Oracle and Microsoft and repatriate them to Gitmo or Guam...
Central European abandoned farms
Huge areas in Central Europe were abandoned after the fall of communism and trees literally sprouted like weeds in the farmland. After 30 years they are huge and difficult to remove.
A smartphone with Skype helps a lot in these situations, except that you then need to support the smartphone too...
Re: Thumbs nose at NSA?
This forces the NSA and other spy agencies to abide by the law and not just hoover up everything without any warrants and without paying Microsoft anything for services rendered - especially that last part...
Re: So as a potential terrorist...
If you are a terr, please go ahead. I'm sure the NSA and others already have lookup tables for your book codes, but don't let it stop you.
"pay MS to provide the data, not just suck up the data for free"
This innovation is to 'protect shareholder value in MS intellectual property'.
I have seen that issue many times in the past. MS uses a BSD name server, with a GUI on top. Down below, is a config file, same as in UNIX. To fix the problem you got to run Wordpad and edit the config file by hand to change the authoritative setting - the GUI cannot do it. If you use Notepad, then it will screw up the config file with carriage returns, causing the name server to barf.
So I take it that in San Fran, the parking garage still needs to be invented? Maybe I should do a Kickstarter campaign to build one.
Awww come-on, that picture with the story headline was titsdown...
Well, what is Google+? All it seems good for is the occasional spam message in my inbox.
I don't know anyone that uses it, which could actually be a good thing, maybe I should sign up...
As secure as HTTP
Woohoo. I hope he at least knows someone that heard about encryption.
Re: To be fair to the CIO...
Bingo. That is how I understood it too. That CIO actually knows something.
Re: school days
He is neither illiterate nor wrong. He is American. They actually speak like that.
'jammed on one of the kid's balls' - Damn, that would HURT!
It's OK, they could have been using Windows POS and then they would have been as vulnerable as any cash register and ATM.
Greanpeace isn't really about either Green or Peace at all. Basically they are a bunch of clowns who figured out how to have fantastic holidays in wonderful places at the expense of their rich parents and other sponsors.
Next time, maybe try 'tidy'?
Tidy reads HTML, XHTML and XML files and writes cleaned up markup. For HTML variants, it detects
and corrects many common coding errors and strives to produce visually equivalent markup that is
both W3C compliant and works on most browsers. A common use of Tidy is to convert plain HTML to
XHTML. For generic XML files, Tidy is limited to correcting basic well-formedness errors and
The only mitigation I can think of is to use the same techniques the military has been using for more than half a century: Encrypt everything and blast out random garbage 24/7 on all transmitters.
The register should start by making this site https enabled and we need internet browsing bots that randomly connect to sites. Email obfuscation is already done quite well by spammers, we just need to modify it a bit.
More secure, but it has problems with reference counting and it has type inference. I.e. it can do unexpected things to the programmer just like Perl. Hmmm, maybe it needs a little more work - PASS...
So, the only legit RAT is stil Microsoft Internet Explorer?
OSM better than Garmin maps
I have given up with Garmin maps and only use OSM now. OSM is certainly better in my neck of the dunes.
Re: Job for IT generalist ...
Simple, call yourself a Network Administrator.
Dilbert - Wally
Reminds me of the pointy haired boss announcing bug bounties and Wally who commented to Dilbert that 'he just wrote himself a new car'.
It is really sad that companies are proud of how many bugs they are fixing. They should be ashamed of having bugs.
Microsoft should re-open the SCO law suits against Novel and this time they should remember to drag Nokia into it too...
Actually, anything that is written can be copyrighted. The issue is how far fair use and DMCA interoperability clauses extend.
I always see a sharp rise in Windows visitors on my site over the week (75%) followed by a rise in Linux (45%) and Mac (10%) over the weekends. So one can make the stats counters say whatever you want by picking the right day of the week.
Re: Re:the single-digit Gigabyte level
Bloody hell, my first HDD was 1MB, divided into an infinite number of 128k partitions. At least I can truthfully state that I never owned a zip disk - they went the way of the dodo, before I could get around to buying one...
Silver thread? Those undies won't stop anything unless it is woven from Monster Cables.
Well, the EFF released a new Firefox/Chrome privacy addon called Privacy Badger and it is hillarious how many things from ElReg gets blocked:
So, you Register Creepy Perverts are the last people who should poke fun at Yahoo!
Well, since various government users have subscribed to extended XP support, MS can just as well make it available globally.
Yah, when Pacman hit the arcades, four function electronic calculators were still newfangled notions. In the end, Pacman eat the pinball machines and everything became electronic.
Re: So a company with a real tech patent is bad
Actualy, the slide to unlock has been shown to exist before Apple implemented it.
There was a big transition under Wilson with the construction of nuclear power stations, with the result that most of the coal production became redundant. He didn't just close the mines for no reason.
Also, Thatcher had a beef with the trade unions, not manufacturing. Manufacturing actually grew as a result. Equating a decline in trade unions with a decline in manufacturing is daft.
Wenn ist das Nunstück git und Slotermeyer? Ja! Beiherhund das Oder die Flipperwaldt gersput!
M$ raking it in - again.
Microsoft is raking it in for the second time on XP. They must be thoroughly enjoying this.
Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare
Avoiding the debt trap, eh.
So at least one Canadian avoided the debt trap for 15 years. He should thank them.
Bear in mind that the spook sats are not normally tuned to stare at empty ocean. So the reason there is precious little video of that empty area is simply because nobody had any reason to be looking there.
Not everything that is green is good. A week old hamburger is green and global warming is good for Scandinavia, Russia and Canada...
Re: I must protest a little...
Zero missing parts? That is because you live right next to Ikea. The number of missing parts is directly proportional to the distance from the store.
So this phone would Microsoft's second crack at the UNIX market.
No, don't be so sexist. They were boffinas, not boffins.
Wow, Al Gore has been promoted to god status now?
Hmm, looks like a Martian camel dropping to me...
Hmm, Fedora Linux 20 is pretty slick, with a choice of Gnome, Cinamon, KDE, XFCE and LXDE desktops, there is something for everyone.
Most of the transition work is already done. The phone backhaul systems are all VoIP already.
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