389 posts • joined 10 Aug 2007
more money than the GDP of a small-medium sized country
Why not, then, buy a small-medium sized country and move their entire operation there, lock, stock and barrel? That would put them out of the NSA's and FISA's reach, no?
same problem with Swiss Army brand mice
Wonderful portable wireless mice sold under Swiss Army brand, nice comfortable shape with rubberised sides. Eventually, the rubber became very sticky (even the spare one I bought that was just sitting in a cupboard.
I figured it was the adhesive that had leeched through.
Of no use to me personally
While I'm glad people who need it will/do have the option, it's of no real use to me since I basically just use my devices for music players. I don't want to waste CPU cycles and battery life with encryption on my music folder.
Re: It's called Nexus
My HTC One's interface looks remarkably similar to my Nexus 7's and seems to operate in pretty much the same way, as well. Samsung must really be out there.
Is that where you close your eyes while ... well, you know?
I've done my part then
I recently bought a refurbished HTC One (M7). :) A bit north of a 100 quid, though. :(
Does it still count if it's not used as a phone? (I've an ancient Samsung feature phone to make calls with.) I bought it to use as a music player as my N900's getting a bit long in the tooth.
... to avoid possible crashes on Fri
What about the other days of the week?
wiser to wait?
Possibly better to wait on spending that dosh until the investigations/lawsuits are resolved in his favor?
If he loses, I don't think "I can't give back the money 'cause I've spent it all" would sit very well on the courts.
the public was never in danger
until they gave this lady the suitcase with explosives in it.
Youtube is considered a 'social network' site? I thought it was an ad delivery network (with some content thrown in to make us not notice the ads).
Re: WiFi enabled pocket HDDs
Good news! World + dog have been making these things for a while now.
Thanks a lot!
I'll never think of Simon Pegg in quite the same way again.
Talk is cheap, Mr Wheeler
So stop f'ing talking and actually *do* something about it.
proof Bing using Getty images?
Can Getty show that Bing's widget is pulling in any of its images for these slideshows?
And, no, no vulture slideshow for me either.
reasons to open up their wallet(s)
Perhaps if the oligarchs doubled our wages, we'd have extra money to buy more of the tat we produce for them. Win-win all around.
You are here!
The image accompanying this story in the Guardian contains a helpful "You are here!" label.
no need for social media
I can devolve to bat-shit crazy entirely on my own, tyvm.
Re: accidents waiting to happen
Here in the States, on the filtered water dispensers used in homes and offices which feature a hot water option, the hot water lever has a secondary mechanism (push lever in, then lift it, as opposed to just lifting on cold, for example). These faucets need something like this for to be safe.
... some serious wrist action
What?! I'm just charging my phone!
implantable and/or wearable models?
If legally mandated for all citizens, gub'ment could know exactly where everyone was 24/7.
If you've nothing to hide ...
Yes, I'd be curious to know if these peeps use a headset or just slap the slab up side their face to make calls. Seems to me a headset would sort of defeat the purpose of having a phab.
loads cat vids FIFTEEN PERCENT faster!
Wait! Facebook is a news site? When did this happen?
I thought it was a "social media" thing, where narcissists posted the minutia of their daily existence (because they just know other people are interested in it) and grandmas posted pics of their grandkids. When did they add news stories?
Re: rather than living under a rock
Yes, apologies for just glancing over the beginning of the article before posting.
Still, amazing that 17% haven't even heard of this, it's been front page on the Guardian every day since it happened and I would imagine, from comments here in the past, that it's probably gotten even more play in the Daily Mail.
rather than living under a rock
we chose to show Mr Foley some respect by not watching it.
a world wide web for machines
Why not, what could go wrong with that?
It's spelled schadenfreude.
Re: I'd call it "Spinal Tap"
Not it they're done right.
Could have turned that to their advantage
"Stop the butt-hurt of your daily commute with a new <car model> - it's like lube for your sore arse!"
fixed it for him
News of the World's invasion of privacy is nothing compared to the NSA's.
Yes, mom definitely wrong
I've known mom was wrong about sweaty, tatted-up guys for, like, forever.
confused by ...
“99 per cent of mobile phone owners still use their handset to make mobile phone calls”.
Assuming that other 1% refers to cellular-capable tablets, what else *would* you use to make mobile calls except your handset?
Ashcroft ... left encryption alone
Probably because the NSA assured him they had broken it.
Such bonkers. Much sad. Best advising, stop tweet doing.
Good thing it's just a robotic probe as I seem to remember a movie about humans landing on a comet - didn't end to well as I recall.
you know you've hit the big time when
like sharks circling the scent of blood in the water, lawyers start circling a possible source of lucre.
covering their tracks
If these Chinese hackers are so 1337, wouldn't they be better at covering their tracks.
Or are they purposefully not doing this to show us they can hack anything, while the governement denies everything?
"producing superior products through innovative technology"
Bose? Shirley, they jest!
those ... sofas?
Those wooden, S-shaped sofa thingies, with no backrests? Accidents waiting to happen, I'd wager.
WTF is wrong with people?
Re: Hey APPLE!
So, boo-yaa for the cellmate!
How about a 32 GB *without* LTE for $249?
"non-trivial security incident"
Wow, right up there with "least untruthful answer".
Just went to their site (and entering my location), I was shown 4 phones that might meet my needs but when I tried manually selecting the modified Galaxy S2 "Privacy" Phone, I was told they didn't offer coverage in my area.
and Google doesn't care
how bad these apps are for security because they get their commission on each sale of the app.
A brief description of the changes the new rules bring would have been helpful.
Re: "This call may be recorded for training purposes"
I was going to suggest this exact thing.
When the live person finally answers, simply tell him/her that you, too, will be recording the conversation for quality assurance purposes and if you do not receive the quality of service you expect you can assure them that the tape will be posted to youtube posthaste.
the only advantage ..
The only advantage I've noticed to having Google+ is that it allows you to have a little picture next to your name when logged in. Delete your G+ profile and it goes away (though the picture itself remains in your profile).
I guess if she'd added some tentacles, it'd have passed muster?
It's furners, dammit!
Why do you furners insist on adding that extra syllable?
P.S. - And it's 'merkuns.
"Cat videos are blocked in some places? Now that sounds like the kind of thing the NSA should be fighting!"
Yes, indeed, should be but aren't - clearly a case of misplaced priorities.
- 'Kim Kardashian snaps naked selfies with a BLACKBERRY'. *Twitterati gasps*
- Pics Facebook's Oculus unveils 360-degree VR head tracking 'Crescent Bay' prototype
- Crawling from the Wreckage THE DEATH OF ECONOMICS: Aircraft design vs flat-lining financial models
- Bargain basement iPhone shoppers BEWARE! eBay exposes users to phishing vuln