"(we swear we're not making this up)"
It's difficult for me but I believe you.
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It's difficult for me but I believe you.
That's to protect him from Google.
Virgin Media (my ISP) have already caused me (by nagging with an injected browser tab) to visit their website and log in to tick a box to indicate that I don't want 'family protection content filtering' i.e. porn block. So why do they need to do any more?
Also, on the very few occasions when I've accidentally clicked on a link to a well known torrenting site, they block access and show me a page that says I'm trying to be naughty and the courts have told them to stop me. Let the government put court orders on them and let us see exactly what has been denied to us.
"... the real problem which is a human population that is way too large for this planet right now? Perhaps the whizz kids could put their minds to that instead."
An internet connected condom?
What it means is that they need to put more thought into their explanations and run them by a few more people before they release statements.
I was mildly disappointed, at first.
That was a well written comment. If you wrote some more you could make an entire article.
Will it be 80% of accounts are bots? Will they be wiped when Twitter officially finds out?
"... a bird that was collecting acorns in a microwave dish, eventually amassing 300lb of the things, ..."
Was it a misguided attempt to cook them?
"... claiming that almost all the scans came from just two IP addresses in China. As the post notes, however: “it's important not to jump to conclusions about the attacker's location simply by looking at an IP address."
Is it fairly easy for someone outside of China to set up a VPN service inside China and then use it to transfer large amounts of data from outside China to the VPN server and then back out to their own location?
"For a while, Apple had the lead with Siri: ..."
How was this determined? Specifications, measurements, standardised test procedures, etc ? Does anybody know what we want/need from a 'chatbot' and why?
I think that irony is misunderstood and the word misused a lot lately. The headline is parody and satire and it's corny but I'd say it's not ironic. If it turns out that it really is an alien structure than that would be ironic.
Hence the advice not to re-use passwords.
It's the Kerr effect. No, it's ionisation of the atmosphere. No, it's temporary heating of the atmosphere. Maybe it's all three at the same time so we can call it a Trinity Mirror because all new tech needs a cool name.
I thought a knife missile is 'simply' a robotic tool used by a drone. (A drone is a 1.0 or greater Culture citizen. Actually, a drone who was allowed to be equiped with a knife missile would be notably greater than 1.0 and would be a member of SC.)
I used to write that stuff for a living, back in the mid-late 80's. Ahhhh, life was oh so simple then.
"... average win rate of more than 450 mbb/g (milli big blinds per game) ..."
I've looked in some forums etc to learn what this means and I've downloaded a paper on the subject from the University of Alberta Department of Computing Science. I might figure it out one day.
Maybe if I started playing poker for money.....?
"An ice hockey fan and one-time country club waiter, ..."
I can understand why this is interesting, important and relevant. Wait .... no, I can't.
It's owned by a honeybadger.
After the robots have been declared to be legally equivalent to people and fitted with kill switches, then that would be the obvious next step. Who could logically object?
And his name is Cole Train. Which comedian thought of this? They were going to call him Token but that joke has already been done.
The hardening is all thanks to the giant clam, the shoulders of which are used to build the Pixel.
"The FBI has seized the servers and will ship them to Italy, ..."
Don't they understand how computers work?
It's the same with Virgin Media. You have to have the cable phone as part of the bundle. Every year, you phone them and tell them you don't or hardly use the phone and don't want it. They offer you a 12 month discounted deal and you make a note in your calendar to go through it all again next year.
I've just tried Lock Screen on my Mint 18.1 MATE setup. It locks immediately. Maybe you're using Cinnamon?
".. pursue its own efforts like the homegrown Cinnamon and MATE desktops, ..."
The Mint people did develop Cinnamon as a 'homegrown' desktop manager but the MATE desktop manager was developed by another group and was adopted by Mint at an early stage.
Due to their FOSSiness and being popular in use, they are both available as options on many recent distributions.
The update to MATE 1.16 seems to have finally fixed the 'roaming panel icon' problem that I'd experienced often. The previous update to 1.14 had fixed the hyperextending drawer problem, which was a total pain in the backside when it happened. Now, MATE just works nicely.
The Mint 18.x series are LTS until early 2021 so it's a good OS to settle down with for a while. Mint 19 should be out in mid 2018 and Mint 20 in mid 2020, in keeping with the usual upstream Ubuntu release cycle.
Is he a prince who's fallen on hard times?
Do you think that ordinary people would be allowed to do that in the way that ordinary people are allowed to have offshore identities and have their pre-tax salary payed into a foreign bank account?
It's highly unlikely that I'll be here in 2050 and I have to say that I find that thought to be strangely comforting.
I'll believe that when I read about it on my Google Reader news feeds.
At various times in the past, El Reg has published articles involving the 'love muscle' (of both sexes). Have you had any SEO contact about those?
I fully agree with your arguments and opinions but I'm confused by your use of the Quadsys situation as an example.
If people are charged with an offence and appear in court then this is a public event, in principle and in practice. Provided you report the facts, as stated in court papers and announcments or by repetition of court journalist's published articles then how can anyone use a legal procedure to prevent you from reporting it?
Alt-Tab switches between open applications and Alt-A selects all text. I know because I just tried them. It could be something subtle and significant.
"... when they perceive you to be using a home broadband connection for business services."
What do they base that on? I remember that Virgin Media used to have T&Cs that said you can't run a web server at home but I thought that was because they'd designed their network so it was better at delivering data to homes than accepting it up for redelivery.
Their motto: "We're a Family"
"... the fact that this guy was running drugs into a prison uncaught."
That is an assumption of yours, not a fact, as far as I can tell from the article.
Why does a "stay at home mom" need a five day battery life?
Does this mean they'll be collecting even more information in the future?
I said 'poker player', not 'piano player'!
On a more serious note, watch out for Carnegie Mellon researchers showing signs of increased disposable income. Do they have ethical guidelines for pitting their research machines against humans in online poker games?
"... although there is not as yet any such thing as a bidirectional filament lamp. You can however get bidirectional LEDs."
All filament lamps are bidirectional. All LEDs are unidirectional. Some LED luminaires have reversible polarity because they contain two LEDs connected with opposite polarity. I need to get a life.
"... classic look dessert theme ..."
Android seemed to be running a dessert theme with their release names but it wasn't consistent.
Does anybody remember the borged baby in Star Trek?
It also has a smooth cylindrical handle. I wonder if it's programmable from the smartphone and if there's a 'premium' app for that.
Here's a recent article that appeared in The Independent newspaper 26 Dec:
The first thing it does is to associate alternative currencies with white supremacists. It quickly goes on to mention terrorists and criminals:
“And it runs contrary to the very fundamentals of the transparency and accountability that we’ve tried to build for the last three decades to tackle terrorism, human trafficking, money-laundering and many other types of criminal activity.”
Here's a good one:
"This ability to financially disrupt, disable and dismantle nefarious networks, is crucial to US national security, USTreasury officials say. "
It goes on with more:
"...and refers to bitcoin as a revolutionary innovation that’s “breathtaking in its ambition” and striking for its “attempt to overthrow a sovereign authority.” "
I suspect a move against Bitcoin in the near future, after a few more articles to prepare us for an extension to the continuous war on terror.
It's only a bit of a mistake.
It's "dissenting information".
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