705 posts • joined 15 Aug 2007
Re: Borne in mind, but ...
> But, Jamie - I thought you weren't going to read us any more!
I'm allowing myself access to the forums :)
> However the stats and analysis... there are an awful lot of readers who like such stuff.
Sure, but that doesn't make it ok, The Daily Mail is the most popular/successful news website, is that what you want to become? Can't we strive for something more than that? You are in a position of power here and currently you are reinforcing nasty stereotypes about both men and women.
So I'm not the only one. I compiled a short list here:
Although my last post pointing this out wasn't published...
No, please no.
> No other private organisation enjoys similar privileges of being able to request access to the Police National Computer (PNC).
Isn't ACPO itself a private organisation which sidesteps FOI requests?
There is another option: don't show the passwords at all, ever. Why do you need to view a password? If you don't know it, then reset it.
Ever since I realised that people were using CAPTCHAs to digitise books I have been adding swear words instead of the word from the book. It's quite easy to tell, one word will be a real English word, unscrambled, that word you can substitute for some witty replacement, the other word, usually a random series of letters/numbers scrambled, you have to enter properly.
Re: From the Department of The Bleedin Fekkin Obvious Department...
> sending thousands of non-wanted "confirmation" emails from your domain...
So don't send thousands, it should be quite easy to detect when the system is being abused, just restrict the confirmation emails to one a minute.
> How about where you're just sending a message or reply on a website?
Why should you have to enter a CAPTCHA once you're registered and logged in?
I thought the same, but maybe the Extended Support Release version was useful to them in some way.
Re: Ha ha ha ....
> No OS is secure, they all have users.
There, fixed that for you.
Hasn't the FBI just committed a crime?
I seem to have lost my bronze badge too :((
No more top three comments below story? :(
Are the top three scored comments gone from the bottom of stories forever? I quite liked that feature.
Not a big deal probably
I'm not a fan of Google, but giving them the benefit of the doubt it seems likely that they need this clause to stop people seriously taking the piss, and will let the little people get on with running their homepage and smtp servers from home. As the guy says, I'm sure most other ISPs have the same clauses, but just only enforce them when seriously pushed to do so.
> The blogger was not happy with this unwanted attention.
Not happy with unwanted attention? Well just fancy that!
I suppose we have to assume that they are using a 24 hour clock and that they meant 10:47 this morning.
Some some once
I went to the Royal Society's summer thing this year and saw some tablets at a stand that I didn't recognise. They turned out to be MS Surfaces. Wow I thought, so that's who's bought them, maybe they got an educational discount. Nope, it turned out the project was sponsored by MS.
How many people are now going to try "illegal" searches until they hit this popup? And then hear a knock at the door?
Australia seems to be a seriously racist place. I have a friend of Sri Lankan origin whose office nickname in Australia is Apu. The fact that no one bitched about "Wog Boy" is not necessarily a good thing.
On balance I’d recommend... waiting for the Lumia EOS/1020.
There, fixed that for you.
First ever social networking site?
> Many years ago (early 2001) some friends and I started the first ever social networking site
erm, I think you'll find FriendsReunited came before that.
Current second-level domains
Doesn't this just invite typo squatting on current second-level domains like .gov.uk, .police.uk or even .co.uk?
Has any other country done this?
Re: One of the first truly usable Linux desktops
Yes, it's the year of Linux on the desktop!
Isn't that a bit of an oxymoron?
> The blocking of web sites is a very dubious act, almost acceptable in the case of kiddie porn
Almost, but not quite?
> Sky is one of the largest contributors to the Premiere league. If they pull out, the league (and the clubs in it) probably won't survive.
Just like all the lower leagues and divisions and the clubs within them haven't survived? Oh wait...
Some might argue that the premier league would be better off without so much money.
Doesn't stop him selling on iTunes:
> An Explore option has also been added to show off the most popular uploaded images on a day-to-day basis, and there's a slideshow feature to have them fade in and out with a funky soundtrack playing in the background.
erm, when exactly did you last look at Flickr? These features are old. Although I'm not sure about the "funky soundtrack".
> But is it really so confusing? Here's a clue...
Surely the biggest clue is whether you have to pay for it or not?
You seem to argue that Murdoch is benign and has no power, but would you say the same of Berlusconi?
He's definitely got at least one thing right.
Typically, the women involved...
They'll be dressing up in superhero costumes next and scaling the Symantec building.
Re: Not well argued
I did say "if". My point is that there is an amount of time that an e-reader will last where it will be greener than the number of books consumed in that time.
Not well argued
I usually enjoy your articles Alistair, but you made a couple of sweeping statements without backing them up with numbers.
1. Planting trees in order to print paper is more sustainable than building power stations to power our electronic devices.
Well that rather depends on the numbers doesn't it? How much paper do we need? How many devices are we going to have, and how much power do we need to power them? And we'll still need power to do the printing and create the paper.
2. Books are greener (eg, easier to recycle) than electronic devices.
Again, that rather depends on how many we need through our lifetimes. If we could get people to buy and use just one e-reader throughout their lifetime then a heavily used e-reader may well be greener than thousands of books, however you measure greenness.
Re: How out of date are their lists ?
There's a simple answer to all of this, your wife is having an affair. Or two.
What's the point...
if you have to listen to the answer phone messages anyway?
Yes, I'm confused as to why the Reg hasn't covered that story.
Reminds me of an issue I had with Flickr. I'd accidentally leaked one of my apps' secrets. No problem I thought, I'll just regenerate it (as you can with Facebook for example). But Flickr has no way of regenerating app secrets. As far as I could see, the only secure thing to do was to disable that app and create a new one. Luckily I didn't have any users at that point.
I can't believe you didn't do any IVONA puns :(
The very new and modern Asus Zenbook Primes all come with (full HD) matte screens.
Re: Incorrect apple bash
Would that be the Hobbesian choice per chance?
That's unusually interesting and insightful comment for the reg :)
Re: Correlation != causation
Yeah, they're most likely depressed because they're fat and are forced into drinking drinks that taste crap by society.
Re: Firing the police chief?
> three of his officers are apparently under arrest for subjecting him to “physical and psychological pressure”.
Seriously, RTFA people.
Re: Don't you just know...
erm, perhaps RTFA before commenting?
Re: Gimp Schmimp
> Save as JPEG? Oh no, you have to EXPORT as JPEG! Change pen size? Oh, let's not make that easy).
I'm glad I'm not the only one, I was starting to think it was just me. Plus it doesn't remember where you exported to last time, so I'm *always* changing from Documents to Pictures.
Send Corrections Link
Did I miss the announcement about the change to the Send Corrections link?
Are we to take it that you don't want corrections any more?
Re: Missed opportunity
Or "Quantum offers no solace for workforce"
Re: Missed opportunity
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Interview Global Warming IS REAL, argues sceptic mathematician - it just isn't THERMAGEDDON