Re: Why don't they use the same procedure...
Yeah, we could brand them as well, so we know not to go near them...
3423 posts • joined 19 May 2010
As the majority of computer users become those who grew up with the web, it will become common sense and scammers will have to get smarter.
I'm afraid I disagree. In my experience, it is those who grew up with the internet who no longer have any clue what a URL is, or whether it looks legit or not.
Sadly, for most younger computer users, the address bar of a browser is never used, or looked at, and might as well not be there, and sadly browser makers are reinforcing this by dumbing down the information displayed there.
Please will someone send a memo to all the judicial members in all the EU countries. It's clear that they think Google hosts the whole internet, and as such should be the first point of contact when wanting content removed. WRONG!
If there is a site or sites hosting defamatory content, then for fuck's sake go after the sites concerned to remove it, don't just try and hide it from users of Google.
Will they be going after Bing, as well?, And if not, why not?
So why, for the love of Mike, would you leave it until the last possible day?
Ok so I haven't taxed my car this month, I did it last month. But, I did it on the first of the month, because I don't get paid until the last day of the month, and I can't afford to tax the car until I get paid. I suspect an awful lot of other people are in the same situation.
Does that answer your question?
Besides, replacing progman with the taskbar/start menu/explorer was applauded.
Ooh, no, no it wasn't, there were howls of anguish from most established users.
I can remember the discussions that took place when we got our first '95 machine, everyone huddled round it trying to work out what all this right-click rubbish was about. It took a long time for us as a company to accept the change.
Well in contrast to most of the commentards above, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the trilogy when it was first published, and have re-read it a number of times since.
However, I'm honestly not sure that the stories will translate well into watchable TV, and I really doubt that any TV adaptation which was written to be entertaining would have much of the original books left in.
I think it more likely that the basic premise will be kept, and new "exciting" plotlines will be written from scratch.
It will probably end up like BBC's Outcasts...
I wonder if there's a political element to Russia's decision?
Has Putin realised that for a lot of Americans (those who are not moon-landing deniers) the Moon is somehow considered to belong to them in some way, (even though that isn't actually the case) , and for Russia to say they are going to set up a permanent base there will really annoy the Americans?
It seems I may be misunderstanding, but "not using social media" does not necessarily equate to "doesn't know anything about technology", in fact, I would suggest the reverse is true.
One only has to look at the frequenters of this forum, most of whom are involved in IT in some way, and see how many frequently claim not to have a Facebook/Twitter>Google+ account, and not to have any desire to, either.
Maybe this means that all those commentards are technophobes, or maybe it means they know better...
Back in the early 90s I worked for an NHS Ambulance Service which was approached by researchers at one of the local Universities.
They had this great idea for a piece of software they wanted to trial, which would predict the likelehood of an emergency call in any particular area the service covered, based on historical data from the last ten years or so.
The idea was that the service could position it's vehicles close to the predicted scene of an incident, and therefore cut down on response times.
Unsurprisingly, it didn't work, as real life doesn't work like that, but the statisticians were convinced their methodology was sound... In more cases than a little, the vehicles were at the wrong end of the county when the next emergency came in.
Those of us working at the sharp end could have told them it wouldn't work, but the Trust spent thousands on the system before they eventually gave it up as a bad job.
Flashpoint adds a caveat to its conclusions by noting that a definitive answer to the question of whether terrorist organizations have truly adapted their behaviour in the wake of the Edward Snowden NSA leaks would only be possible with access to "classified information or other credible sources that reveal the inner workings of terrorist organisations". The study is also limited because of a lack of access to private discussions of those responsible for producing jihadi encryption products such as Asrar al-Mujahideen.
Perhaps El Reg, well known for it's persistent bothering of Cupertino, could turn their talents to getting an answer from a Jihadi group?
Joking apart, I think the conclusion drawn by Flashpoint is a bit of a stretch, given the above paragraph.
Phishers had also applied the tactic to sections of filenames in order to obfuscate the extension and slip malware past scanners. This meant 'PAYLOADexe.doc' would become PAYLOADcod.exe.
I call bullshit on that one, most mail servers I have used block .exe attachments as a matter of course, so a spammer is hardly likely to rename a .doc to a .exe.
It's strange, I could have sworn he'd done more than two Bond films, but it is apparently not the case. He obviously made a great impact, as I remember all the scenes - the Egyptian temple, and what he did to that Sherpa van, the cable car - sinking his teeth into braided liquorice, crashing a Peugeot through a farmer's roof, the skydive into the circus, and of course the Moonraker space scenes.
A great bloke, will be sadly missed.
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