'Twas Ophelia wot did it.
192 posts • joined 13 Dec 2010
Mmm since no one else has done it....
That's clearly the fronts of a pair of skis, on someone who doesn't know how to ski....
IANAL but I have a question:... if they demand your password, and you give it to them, and it still doesn't work (perhaps, just perhaps, they are using the wrong program to decrypt it....), are you obliged to tell them?
And how do they prove you gave them the wrong password then?
Or do they require you to do the decrypting?
Isn't that where the whole "self incriminating" thing kicks in?
All your secrets are belong to us.
Re: Dear DOJ:
First, they're fiat currencies, backed only by government word.
Um, aren't they actually only backed by the private central bank that issued them?
"I have media.autoplay.enabled=false in FF and that does the job just fine."
So do I but BBC videos insist on playing. That falls under the "excessively annoying" category.
I may be more forgiving if I had followed a link that showed it was a video, but I pick stories via their RSS feed and there's no indication that the story is a video and nothing else. Someone above had a pointed comment about that...
I sometimes wonder if this is a sneaky way to claim that you are watching BBC and are thus liable to pay the annual licence fee.
When elephants fight, it is the ants that suffer.
FWIW, I'm old school ... mail is read and written in plain text, monospaced.
But most of what I get is not. Which is annoying, since corp types really put unnecessary junk in their mails ... long disclaimers, and worst of all, company logos. In every bloody message. Which then sits on my hard drive, wasting space for nothing.
Yes I feel better now after that rant, thanks for asking.
"Hi, I'd like to be your customer."
"Let's first discuss your political views...."
"Men are from Tau Ceti F and women Are from Tau Ceti E"
Please don't tell Google.
"if I received such a warrant, I would simply tell the government to get lost"
May we remind you that your passport is due for renewal next year.
Hate for there to be a problem with that...
You have one of our assets.
Please return him immediately.
FWIW, here in South Africa, while the 'state' telco is busy with rolling out fibre to the home, so too are numerous other companies. Yes they dig up the streets and pavements and gardens and make a mess, but I think in the end it will be worth it. I should finally get what I've been waiting for since 1995 or thereabouts... a high speed (up to 200Mbps) permanent connection to the net....
Been a long journey from my 2400 baud modem...
Binary options is just a fancy name for an online casino with a high house percentage.
The game should be banned in its entirety.
So let me see if I've got this straight...
1. The pretty boys are earning way more than the PM, for mugging for the camera.
2. The pretty girls are earning way less and are upset.
3. Solution is to save a few quid by outsourcing the not-so-pretty people's jobs offshore, to pay the pretty girls the same as the pretty boys.
As opposed to, for example, cutting the pretty boys' salaries down to the same as the pretty girls?
Won't someone please thing of the not-so-pretty people who actually work longer hours than those pretty people? They also need to eat....
Re: Price per page view ...
"(i.e. around 1/10th cent)" ... was on a site the other day that wanted 40c (South African)(== USD 0.31)
On 1000 pages that's R400 which is vastly above typical (I would image, certainly above my < R30) page RPM via Google Adsense...
So I didn't offer to join the micropayments scheme they were running ...
Re: Bulge looks like a camera to me...
Ah. Finally a phone with built-in sonar. Should be big in the young couples or teenage girls market.
Don't forget linux...
I ran a few Linux/Unix things as well on my OS/2 box... starting with Apache, bind, etc. I think Gimp as well, under the Enlightenment window manager.
I really missed PM/Mail when I moved to Linux.
We really really want y'all to use Go...
Words fail me. How does a program designed to READ data decide to execute it?
Don't be fooled.
"get in touch ASAP for consideration. This contract has also been deemed as OUTSIDE of IR35,"
Since ASAP is an acronym, thus too is OUTSIDE.
The sentence thus reads "This contract has also been deemed as obviously understood to sit inside departmental exegesis of IR35."
Re: Why senior Civil Servants are preoccupied with presentation
"Spin has been at the centre of ALL UK Governments' communications strategy since Blair's tenure (and Campbell's media management) in 1997"
"We will fight them on the beaches..."
where "we" == you, not me.
Pick a name, any name
I guess it is simply unthinkable that some non-Russian wanting to cover their tracks, would pick a Russian name...
But yeah, when I see the permissions of the apps that my kid wants to install, I get really worried... why does a camera app need to access your identity? The whole permissions think is seriously broken, users need much more guidance and Google needs to start chucking apps off the store. We complain about Fake News, but what about Fake Apps?...
Am I the only one who thinks that that logo is way cool?
"The web is never going to look the same everywhere," ... I don't think the artists/designers got that memo.
It's in the stars
The big question is, how will the venerable art of astrology deal with this disruptor?
Re: Enough already!
You mean like the music industry where they expect me to pay to listen to them sing?
That's just gonna spawn an illegal tweet sharing service....
But more to the point, when I read the article the first thought that popped into my mind was Trump (Godwin II be damned) and how Twitter is thinking of the 'Billionaire' package.... guaranteed delivery and all that.
We don't need no interception
We don't need no porn patrol
No deep suspicion in the bedroom
Hey! Leecher! Leave my bits alone.
I'm on Gentoo. Last piece of Adobe software I have ....
!!! The following installed packages are masked:
- app-text/acroread-9.5.5-r3::gentoo (masked by: package.mask)
# Andreas K. Hüttel <firstname.lastname@example.org> (19 Feb 2017)
# Dead upstream for >3 years. Closed source. Bundles outdated
# libraries that certainly have known security issues (e.g.,
# icu-36 (!) or curl). Use at your own risk.
Luckily Okular handles my password-protected bank statements just fine.
Okay, having run a DNS server in the distant past, I fail to see why it is necessary to log all the requests. Seems like a massive waste of disk space.
Or am I missing something? (My question is aimed at normal DNS providers, not people interested in deep analysis of your browsing habits to serve you better ads).
Germany to Facebook, Twitter: We are *this* close to fining you €50m unless you delete fake news within 24 hours
So that gets the bible banned then.... not like the author is going to issue a retraction.
Re: The problem is browser offer an execution environment, but not "system" libraries.
"IMHO it's time for a "standard js library" " .... I actually suggested more or less that to Mozilla a while back... along the lines of "there are umpteen websites using JQuery/Angular/etc" and everytime a user goes to one they need to download the library again... so why not bundle the popular libraries into the browser, and bypass the fetch. Since browsers are nowadays updated frequently, the user gets the latest version of library, and no wasted bandwidth.
I accept that in some cases backwards compatibility will be an issue, as well as "custom builds" of libraries, and name-space issues... but if it was a default then these things can be managed/worked around.
"for on-call engineering support you get a Google engineer within 15 minutes 24x7 at a price of $1,500 per user a month."
Now if only my clients would pay that ....
Re: A bit of perspective.
FWIW, I know of one major life insurer that has its systems written in IBM 360 assembler ....
Yes I worked on that.
Re: Writing robust code doesn't take much more time
I had to justify my rates to a client by comparing them to what car dealers charge per hour for their mechanics....
Re: Java is great for outsourcing
"not saying this is bad, but in my experience, the best programmers tend to be lazy in not wanting to do a lot of typing"
which is what I hated about COBOL both times I was forced to learn it....
I'm surprised that business never adopted Ada, given the alleged low bug count. Perhaps because all the Uni's and coding colleges teach/taught Java, and that's what businesses could get to do systems in?
Personally I've never been a fan of C-style languages. Static voids confuse me.
Re: I'm a US citizen
To Kill a Mockingbird was okay. Had it as a setwork in high school.
"The motive for the attacks isn't known, but the malware is thought to be the creation of Iranian state-sponsored hackers. There is speculation that this latest Saudi infection might be retaliation for hacking against Iranian petrochemical facilities."
"Thought" and "speculated" by who? Sources would be nice.
I hope ElReg is not now part of some propaganda war.
Re: We're still printing?
That whole "clay tablet" thing didn't work so well.
Re: Sigh. Not again.
I got the impression that the original poster is blind (or has other vision problems), so all those downvotes are a bit harsh...
FWIW there was a time way back when when Adobe, bless them, was going all out to make PDF the default format for the web, as opposed to HTML.
Thankfully they lost that battle.
Closely followed up a pop-up modal dialogue begging you to subscribe to their 'newsletter'.
Just wondering where the banking oversight and money laundering watchdogs were while all of this was happening ...
Re: Easy solution
Tattoo: a way to mark slaves.
Re: Yeah, yeah...
Well, doesn't that depend on ...
"What Microsoft Broke Next," by Sarah Chauncey Woolsey ....
Re: More for Google
Spooks? What spooks?
Re: Recycling this comment from the earlier article
I've said it before (decades ago) and I'll say it again: Microsoft does not grok the Net. Never has, and likely never will.
Guess which finger I'm holding up.
Here's a better list, also just published. Though not entirely sure why CSS is on there...