Point of order
I thought we were *all* fellow commentards?
Like Boffins, tis a badge of honour.
136 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
I thought we were *all* fellow commentards?
Like Boffins, tis a badge of honour.
Briefcases are just as easily left on public transport, although these days are likely to be subject to a controlled explosion. Still, that would be better data sanitation than just binning a usb drive too small to be useful.
Large file transfers are technically still possible
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I would assume they figured it out from the timing between the detections - or more accurately - the size of the phase difference (i think)
The Turtle moves
You are Sarah Bee, and I claim my £5
"It's fundamentally-incorrect Writing 101."
Ignoring that the moon is closer than the sun, (yes, I know 20 times the distance isn't)
I'll refer to a better writer than I...
"Space is big. You just won't believe how vastly, hugely, mind- bogglingly big it is. I mean, you may think it's a long way down the road to the chemist's, but that's just peanuts to space."
Edit: You do seem to be channeling DNA with the chemist reference. This is The Reg, not The Times. Next you'll be banishing the hard-won title Boffin.
Easier because its already been done. See Shazam and related services.
As for identifying porn, one persons 'educational vid' is another's fap fodder.
Close - Primark
Wanted a watch with a stopwatch for my running.
The next model down had one, but didnt have a backlight.
Lets just get this out of the way:
Scotsman Feminist hates men.
According to Emma Watson (and the UN), if you are for equality then whether you are male or female (or other), you are a feminist.
Scotsman GamerGater hates feminists.
It is right to be concerned about the integrity of people who present themselves as neutral.
While people like to draw lines in the sand between "Us" and "Them" they quite often draw them in the wrong place.
There are scumbags who threaten to rape the mutilated corpse of the target of their abuse. There are scumbags who believe that the male 'race' should be put on reservations and be allowed to die out once we have the technology to make babies without sperm. That women should shut up and do as their told, under threat of violence. Who deludedly think that if/when what they percieve as the 'Patriarchy' is replaced then we wont have war anymore.
It is our shame as a collection of societies that it's the most hate filled sets of these voices are oh so much louder than the rest. Shouting past each other, bringing out customised sets of strawmen to undermine what is 'other'.
When one set of scumbags does a particulally effective job? Blame the victim? Wow.
When a victim uses an atack as a rallying cry against the attackers... some how you think thats wrong? That the attack was a false flag op to milk symapthy? Wow.
Please go away.
My personal view on feminism?
Has to pass the hipocracy test.
If obectifying women is demeaning, then objectifying men is demeaning. If a woman lusting after a man is a male power fantacy, then the opposite is true. Otherwise it is not equal by defnintiton.
Email validation is important when the email address needs to be used.
I would not want any important (or mildly pertinent) info being sent to email@example.com
That said, valid emails should be valid...
Been looking for something like Digital Ocean's $5 a month plan, but based in the EU (ie not just having EU servers). I don't mind if its a bit more expensive, my (performance) needs aren't huge.
I just don't want any of my (potential) client's data to be available to a judge half the world away, it's a hell of a liability.
At least not without the proper authority of the local judiciary (for a given value of proper).
See also: David Carruthers
It could be argued that perhaps the smaller ISPs don't want 'a lot of potential customers' if it means expanding to the point that their service suffers.
There is little point in recommending an ISP aimed at techies to Nan and Grandad. The filter that is first line support is there for a reason, as much as it might irritate us.
That said, if they do start to get bigger, they will probably follow Plusnet's lead and get bought out...
re: 'laughing at them'
why? They're out, and beating everyone who can't be bothered or are 'too busy'
Being shit at something is the first step to being not completely shit at something.
I tried to get into running with shorts/tshirt/regular trainers. After my first few 5k Parkruns, injured my foot, had sore nipples due to chafing (not fun). I couldn't run for 6 weeks. Did I give up? No.
Bought some proper running trainers (got them fitted properly), and a techcical running shirt. been running 5ks most saturdays for 2 years.
Fellow commentards, you know this was a spoof article, right?
'relies on secure financial transaciions'
Are you so naive that you think the spooks dont [have the capability to] monitor this?
The US openly admits it hoovers all the SWIFT banking records. All in the name of terrizm of course...
Edit: perhaps not all, just the ones they like the look of.
They won't outlaw VPNs...
They will probably mandate that all VPNs are encrypted with certs from 'authorised' or 'known' certificate authorites. (which the spooks can already MITM)
cough*easily removable fig leaf*cough
but Dihydrogen Monoxide is a key component of acid rain!!
Won't somebody think of the children!?
Background music for the vid:
Benny Hill theme
Cool Breeze from Outrun
Plus all the AC/DC classics
@ Doctor Syntax
I do indeed, and fair enough, a convoluted commute would have me thinking twice about not driving.
You've thought it through and made a decision, and at least have a contingency if the car is off the road due to Reasons.
At my previous job, when the subject came up, I was spoken to as if there was something wrong with me for not wanting a car, ('You'll never have a girlfriend unless you get a car' etc).
But then, that was the same job where my 'Team Leader' didn't know what a tsunami was, and believed bisexual people didn't exist (that they were either gay or straight and just confused).
Sufficed to say, I don't work there anymore.
For many people, it is more cost effective to get the bus.
The bus only needs to have ~5 people on it for it to be space effective (vs 5 cars)
point to point bus service is called ring and ride.
Price of bus pass for my area: £51 /cal month (£612/yr)
£1000 car spread over 3 years: ~£333.34 (rounded up)
Insurance: min £1000 for 1st year insurance: £1000+
(as e reference my 72 yr old Dad pays £553.90/yr fully comp for his 4yr old fabia)
= over £1500 not including petrol/service/repairs
(less for no claims, more for more expensive car)
Sooo... I can spend £800 on taxis/delivery fees and still be ahead
even something as simple as:
Parking in city centre = £4.80 for 4 hours
Daysaver = £4
I'm a single guy living on the outskirts of a major city, so YMMV.
There are logical reasons for having/using a car, but its suprising how many people think of a car as something your *supposed* to have without really thinking it through. They think anyone who doesn't have one is a weirdo.
Fuck those people.
you've imbedded 12 takes-ages-to-load-widgets...
that require a new tab/window to be open...
and memebership of a seperate site..
and doesn't seem to like it if you try to listen to more than one song...
The "They Might Be Giants" tracks aren't available in the United Kingdom. Did you even check given that its a UK Site?
Could have linked to a playlist.
Or youtube vids.
Tell that to the admins at "Little Bobby Tables"' school.
On a slightly more serious note, its a point of ingress which may be possible to exploit further if the attacker was so minded.
I get that the extra CPU grunt is being used to decode things, but for NAS type work, surely the key issue is I/O? If the SATA port is also on the USB2 bus, then you're going to have the exact problem as the Raspi...
Fortunately a google away puts the combined disk-to-network speed at ~55-60 MB/s read/write, easily out pacing the Raspi's 3-8 MB/s over its shared USB2 bus.
Looks like a much more appealing proposition when put in this light...
People who take an interest in security are better at keeping up with the latest developmets/incidents in security...
Bitcoin rulez, Fiat droolz
see icon ->
"Perhaps being a year of being a 'modern apprentice' (with all it's gory details) in a firework factory should be mandatory? (irony intended!)"
But surely working at a firework factory would weed *out* the bright sparks?
That was at the Stanford Research Institute, Demo given in 1968.
From the Wiki artice:
"As the seventies started, much of Engelbart's team departed ARC and went their own ways, with many of them ending up at Xerox's Palo Alto Research Centre (PARC)"
So Xerox didn't invent the GUI, but a lot of the team who did, ended up working there.
I think while the "server reset" fixed the glitch, it is inportant that VM investigate why it glitched in the first place. Otherwise, we will be reading the same article in a few weeks time...
Optimus Prime will return
Does anyone else have "use of leverage as a verb" on their bingo cards? Its quite an easy one to mark off these days.
HAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAHAAA - Obvious Troll is obvious
As I mentioned up thread. These filters were put in place to pre-empt legislation that the tories were going to bring in (that the Lib Dems objected to). Labour has said they would bring in similar laws via a BBFC style system.
So the this thing that should be illegal, will also be manditory pretty darn soon.
"waste money importing a censorship system"
Cameron basically said to the big four ISPs (BT, Sky, TalkTalk and Virgin) that if they don't implement censorship, the gov will legislate for it. While pointing at a consultation survey to say there was a demand.
Example question (paraphrased from consultation survey):
"Should everyone have their internet connection censored, or just people who live with children?"
This legislation was rejected by the Lib Dems. Labour has said they would introduce a mandotry BBFC style system. Don't blame VM for scummy censorship when it's our political masters who made the decision (or implied menacingly that they would).
"Openreach don't even see inside your packets"
As you know, Openreach is not a consumer ISP. It's the companies that buy services from Openreach that are introducing the filters. Such as (i dunno hmmmm let me think) BT, Sky and Talk Talk.
From Wiki article:"Default filtering of existing customers will be implemented by all four major ISPs during 2014 with the aim of ensuring that the system applies to 95% of all households by the end of the year"
"spam customers to arm-twist them into using it"
I have recieved precisely 2 emails on the subject. One with the announcment, and one with the big ON/OFF buttons. Hardly arm twisting.
"force it on everyone by mistake anyway"
It is not by mistake. It is part of the threatened law. Again, that is not VMs fault. (looks meaningfully at Tory voters). If you've not turned it off from the email, it can be turned off via the ISP dashboard (under my apps->web safe).
I thought the point of a lot of the 4G tech was greater capicity with fewer/same number of base stations?
It struck me as odd in the reg review of 4G tech where it assumed 3G coverage had been relegated to being a poor neighbour. The logical answer is that its just the 4G stuff doing its job from the same base stations. Isn't this why the lower frequencies were being rejigged/auctioned? To allow greater range?
TBF I have 3G turned off most of the time on my aging phone. I like the battery lasting more than a day, and only turn 3G on when im browsing.
The icon can be more effective in some not-spots
Bones has also done this with a Toyota Prius.
A note about the power of marketing:
I don't mind the people who weigh the pros and cons and decide a particular product is worth paying top dollar for, my issue is with the mindless 'oooh shiny' brigade.
Thats where a lot of Apple hate comes from. Not that their products are bad (though pricey), but the shit eating grin on the face of the muggle who's bought the latest product on, or just after launch day. Especially if they upgraded from the only-incramentally-inferior previous model.
It makes the people who choose Apple products for more logical reasons (such as work, percieved build quality, resale value) look bad. Some Samsung fans have been gulty of this as well in recent years.
Horses for courses.
You have to shine a light on cockroaches so they realise they should scurry away.
By standing up and being counted, Tim Cook is contradicting a certain kind of narative that goes on in anti-gay circles. No, gay people aren't 'deviants' on the fringes of society. Being gay doesn't magically make you a pedo. In more enlightened societies, you can be successful and gay.
The fuckwits that reach for their torch and pitchfork as soon as someone says a trigger word (for the smalltown straight/white/male) show how far we still have to go before we can even pretend to call ourselves a civilised society (context: I'm a straight/white/male Brit),
I thought the domain name system on tor used a "16 character name derived from the service's public key"
So have facebook brute-forced a custom domain of their chosing? If true, then thats the whole trust infrastructure of the hidden services is buggered. Unless something else is going on here?
Please can someone enlighten me?
Paris because that is how i feel.
Nope, it's called 10p. Psst dont look now, but your septic is showing. :P
Nothing there that couldn't be solved by a few well placed commas.