How'd you hack my details?
232 posts • joined 1 Jul 2009
How'd you hack my details?
Same here with counterfeit goods listings, I've reported loads and never once seen the seller penalized in any meaningful way. They (may) remove the listing but another 100 similar pop up. The only saving grace as a buyer is that Paypal / ebay will generally side with you on refunds.
First day back at Microsoft: Takes a look at the current Office suite source code........ AAAAAARRRRGGGGGHHH!!!
Very good, never seen that chart before. Also, I would just like to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed this comment thread even though the aerodynamic arguments were generally beyond me. I get the impression that you're right simply because your posts don't look like unhinged rants :)
Nice - setup a website offering fixes for outdated server editions and get a nice list of visitors who are probably vulnerable.
Did "those people" produce the content in the course of their employment, expecting payment?
Did they have to upload it for the world to see?
Are you so naive that you would you expect content hosted and distributed for free with no strings attached?
What's wrong with being a multi-billion dollar megacorp? Go ahead and be one yourself, Google were just two smart guys to begin with.
As for tax-dodging, it's the global tax laws that need fixing and the complicit nature of some countries towards "megacorps".
Google DO abuse their position of power no doubt, but your statement is still bitter bullshit.
They should look at NHS Doctors before picking on taxi drivers!
The real question is how do people relate to light bulbs and do they want them nasally-fitted?
Sanity prevails it seems...
A 40% reduction in accidents and it's not even news.
Someone gets killed in an accident which *possibly* Autopilot contributed to and the world goes crazy :/
"This is almost boring..."
I'm looking forward to the day when it becomes not even news. A bit like the first transatlantic flights, now there's thousands of them every day. Still, if you go and look at flightradar24 then even that is still impressive!
"Poker is as much about reading your opponents as it is mathematically calculating the outs you have on a particular hand."
It seems not, as it comprehensively beat it's opponents.
“The ICO fined us for not foreseeing the risk"
Now THAT'S irony!
Eaxctly... Why did we ever bother training horses when we knew something better would come along eventually? Why buy any technology when it will be twice as good and half price next year?
I'll wager all current Uber drivers will be retired well before self-driving cars become commonplace. Cars on public roads has to be the single hardest problem to solve compared to all other forms of transport such as trams, trains, planes and ships. It's just the public would gasp in horror at the thought of even a train without a driver.
"Far better than giving kids a new tool to go and harrass others with."
Didn't have to scroll far to see this comment, which was my exact first thought. From the petty "annoy the local cafe/bar etc" to the "mobile jammer for hire, reasonable hourly rates"
Congratulations on reaching your target. The article is up to your usual whimsical humorous standards and certainly has some truths about unforseen consequences of weight loss.
However... the mistake you made with fitness tracker tech is just being too tight. Get a proper Garmin (or whatever brand) GPS watch. Much more suitable than the trendy fitbit type wristbands. No need to take your phone everywhere and GPS means it actually knows how far you've been. A heart-rate strap will more accurately track calories burned during static excercises such as spinning. If you're in it for the long run then it's worth the investment. Good luck keeping it up in 2017!
"Essentially they need to target a price-point that is about the same as a years licence to a quality anti-virus/anti-malware suite."
Sounds like a bargain, at least the shitty AV won't have been slowing your PC down for a year before failing to protect you when you actually needed it.
Not really a luddite sentiment to want the existing tech to be commonplace before ploughing resources into a faster version for the minority. Get 4G reliably (almost) everywhere first and I would suggest the vast majority of people would appreciate it. (Actually, they probably wouldn't because when something "just works" it tends to go unnoticed.)
It seems like Oracle is on a mission to make everyone on the planet hate them for one reason or another...
"fully simulated the whole general intelligence of human beings"
A computer with that comprehension would likely tell any human it came into contact with to go fuck themselves...
"Plusnet can't even manage their bog standard webmail service these days."
Who cares? Nobody should be using ISP hosted mail anyway!
I always wondered what MCP stood for: Microsoft Certified Potato
Damn, that sounds a nice cooker. What model is it?
Oh, and don't sweat the amount of eggs, they're all good cholesterol now!
"published a piece of sensationalist writing, filled with lies"
or as the Daily Mail call it.... Journalism
No problem with the wording as such, just a problem with people's reading comprehension. They see "Up to 100mb" and think "I will get 100mb". Whatever actual speed they get, the statement is correct. It's just taking advantage of the general population's stupidity.
There's nothing wrong with "This is a bad idea because of ..., I will not be accepting this into the kernel".
That approach works for the first 'n' times*. Then from n+1 it starts to get personal. Linus is probably at n^2. :)
Values of 'n' can vary wildly based on your general disposition, last time you got laid, how many kids you have etc etc..
Too many big words in the opening paragraph for me, but yay! science.
Should have just taken a leaf out of the parent's handbook and wrote on the report "because I said so".
It's an app.... whaddya mean you don't know what apps are either?
"OpenReach is 300M on 1.25Bn, 25%"
Exactly what I was thinking! Openreach should be just past breaking even
"Then by definition the driver was driving too fast for the conditions."
Someone steps out in front of you and it's automatically the driver's fault? I'm not saying he wasn't driving too fast but you don't know that...
"can also be used against drivers"
Or prove their innocence if the other party makes a false claim. If data DOES proves the driver was at fault then good - bad drivers should be penalized. An independent witness (the car) is probably more reliable than two parties with personal interests influencing their testimony.
"Teslas are virtually silent when moving"
So are most modern cars when moving slowly (ie. <20mph) Tyre noise is the predominant indicator when moving at speed, not the engine.
"had to get used to pedestrians and cyclists not hearing him"
I would hope he drives with due care to other road users irrespective of their hearing capabilities. Deaf people are pedestrians, drivers and cyclists too.
Over the years Skype has been a beautiful example of how to take a great idea/app and turn it into a POS.
Not to disagree generally back :) but... Reg readers are probably not in the "average" storage demographic. I'm thinking more of the thousands of laptops and business systems with huge drives and almost nothing on them. eg. companies with hundreds of PCs and a server. Each PC probably has 500gb or more in it with just an install of Windows/Office and nothing else because all the data is on the central storage.
Personally, my drives are all usually 90% full but that's because I never delete anything, and just buy another bigger drive. :)
As an irreverent side effect, I wonder if the spare "unused" storage capacity the planet is diminishing over time. Not too long ago, PCs & laptops were sold with terabyte (or more) hard drives, of which probably the average person used 10%. Now with tablets, phones etc with flash memory, I would imagine it's much more utilized. That's definitely true in my house anyway, I'm always removing photos / apps etc to free space.
A great trick the HD industry pulled off was selling massive capacity that was probably never going to be used, a bit like 64GB Chinese USB memory sticks that have something like 1GB actual flash in them.
"Name-calling and journalism"
"Leave your bias out"
"you're just playing into it"
Par for the course on El Reg, just to bait suckers like you into posting indignant & reasoned rebuttals.
You lose. :P
"They'll get right next time."
They have got it pretty much right already. Now come the endless refinements that increase success rates and allow for previously unforseen circumstances. It's called engineering :)
"If I want Virtual Reality I'll go outside."
Not to be pedantic, but that would be actual reality, or just "reality". :P
Very true this, and I'm sure Apple will take a leaf out of other manufacturer's books by encoding security measures into all sub-components so that they can't be swapped for fakes. (A bit like the optical drives in XBOX consoles are locked to motherboards etc) Hasn't this already happened to a certain extent with the 3rd-party touch ID sensors?
Because the thieves themselves won't be hindered by those security measures. It will be the suckers who find out after they bought a cheap iPhone from the man on the street... (No sympathy for them either)
"Also- how the hell do they propose to police the age on it"
Ahh, but as long as you LOOK like you care and put in some token controls, you can keep the moral high ground while still reaping the benefits of the (probably) most active demographic.
There's one big lesson from all these Windows 10 horror stories... don't use Microsoft products for mission critical applications, they can fuck you over any time.
In theory a good idea. However, who knows what types of traffic will be blocked in the future since they will already have the filtering software in place.
If you're stopped by the police and see the officer turn off his bodycam... run!
Die. Die. Die.
Great marketing if it was done on purpose..
A fine example of the bait & switch technique. Fuckers
That's going to cost to install city-wide. It comes under the same umbrella as my car insurance being used to subsidise idiot drivers, my taxes for lazy scumbags and bank charges to bail out irresponsible spenders.
Sounds a bit rough through and through.
Honestly, Windows should be polished to the Nth degree by now...
I hate to think about the ever-sprawling tree of unintended consequences when you change something in the OS code.
Sounds like the first exchanges of "big threats" that usually precede these kind of investigations...
" I just typed "microsoft support" into yahoo's google search bar"
Burn that computer now, it's beyond saving!
I would think that across the entire history of human engineering and manufacturing, tolerances have become tighter whilst reliability has improved.
Flash may match the capacity of rust soon enough, but I think it will take far longer to match the cost.
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