Re: Now he can get a tattoo, "Shot by the Mom!"
Somebody managed to cut down a tree with one of his "toys":
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See the article linked below, the issue was that he made them look like genuine Dell, Microsoft approved, restore discs. That was very silly.
Imagine if he distributed them only to find that, for example, they contained malware of some kind. This may result in a class action suit against Dell as well as loss of reputation.
Don't get me wrong, I'm certainly no Microsoft (or Dell for that matter) apologist but what he did was counterfeiting even if the product he was counterfeiting has zero value.
You make sure a lot of people in a crowd, say commuters, are wearing them. Then, in the event of a chemical attack as they start dropping dead you take the readings sent from their rings to model the movement of the threat telling you the likely origin and the direction it is moving and how it is dispersing -- letting you know where to evacuate other people to.
So, it's a ring for human canaries...
I thought that their kit was relatively expensive so they should be capable of making a profit selling it. However, this suggests that may not be the case and they need to sell personal data to make any money?
Or they could just be greedy, pathetic scum?
OK, I get it, it's convenient but surely anyone who has read anything at all about Uber knows they're toxic scum and would not want to pay them a penny?
Or is this another case of "Oh, no, that's really bad! Still, I'm too lazy so I'll help pay the scum anyhow."? Or, to put it another way, the real story here is that millions of people think their convenience is more important than the rights of others.
I still don't understand what the benefits of bitcoin, besides being a pyramid scheme and aiding with committing crimes, are?
How does Bitcoin help anything? If I use my credit card (a similar concept in some ways) then I've built-in insurance -- what do I get with Bitcoin? Even if, for example, I use Bitcoin to pay for a VPN to get around Chairman May's internet recording once I start using that then the provider knows my IP address and, therefore, it's traceable as me anyhow so why bother using Bitcoin?
Why do some insist that they're the only ones who should be catered for?
If you want a shiny, grubby, slab of glass to mush your fingers against you've got lots of choice -- why not let those of us who know the advantages of hardware qwerty get what we want also?
Sadly I don't actually think that the minority would be so small if more people forgot what the marketroids at Apple told them used physical keyboards for a week or so.
I see a few comments above along the lines of "Then boycott the big 5...". Does that mean you know for a fact that no other ISP will be opbliged to do this? I was under the impression that most ISPs were, in fact, BT resellers -- am I wrong?
For this, and previous rulings regarding " adult" content can "Small ISPs" really ignore the rule of law?
I'm happy to see evidence to the contrary but my reading of this is that it applies to all either because the "big 5" provide all or because it's a precedent.
Sadly, in the UK, it is illegal to use any profane language across any telephone. So, do not swear!
I want to know who the scum are who take this excreta up on its offers?
Let's teach logic and schepticism in schools, perhaps? Sadly that's not going to happen for obvious reasons.
I can ask my beloved maiden aunt to install Skype, give her my username, and we can then talk without any more setup.
I looked at Ring but it involves punching holes in firewalls and the like of which I'm not happy to have to talk through to everyone I may meet who may use it and, in some cases, it would not even be possible.
As an aside I tried Tox and discovered that the Android client burns through the battery far too fast to be usable the (especially given Android's non-existant task managing abilities).
Chairman May is already in the process of banning pornographic sites, albeit more slowly, so when will she follow on with this law?
I was going to post about how sad it is that the Russian president is such scum and that if he were to be less stupid about things like this there may be much more respect for the country by those abroad but then I remembered that the UK law-makers aren't exactly covering themselves in glory and neither are the US .
The point, as I think I raised before, is to make money for Chairman May. Whether she's being paid by the people who make "IP-blocking solutions" or the UK porn industry is anybody's guess but mark my words there's money in it for her somewhere. That and, as pointed out above, she gets to exercise power -- something amoral pond-scum like her like to do to make them feel more important than others who, unlike them, are worth more than the shit one scraps of one's shoe after a walk in the country.
Why contact your ISP? Once these laws there will be two kinds of ISP -- those that implement it and those that will be shut down or face other legal issues.
Granted, some might go all AOL and block more but none can block less because it will be illegal thanks to Chairman May.
It's NSFUK -- I fear that is genuinely illegal in the UK and may get anyone clicking on it (as I have just done) into trouble. I may be wrong, and I hope so, but after the "tiger video" debacle a few years ago I really worry.
So, don't make the mistake I did and go to the image tr1ck5t3r posted from a country like the UK or US.
Or, perhaps, she's been promised a few quid by those in charge of UK-based pay-for porn sites? Since virtually nobody* is going to pay for pornography then I can only suspect that Ms May is either a moron or wants to try to ban free pornography.
While I'm not as against the "dirty old man register" one must sign up to in order not to have innocuous sites blocked by association at least that is vaguely possible. Though, again, one has to wonder whether the banning of such harmless content such as face-sitting is an attempt to block all non-UK produced porn.
So, there we have it, the only possible explanation, unless Ms May is a pathetic, moronic, puritan fascist pig, is that she's in the pay of the UK porn industry.
Loaded it up on Linux (Steam) to take a look -- definitely an orange and a blue portal. I realise it's annoying for those who've bought things like this already but, being another who obtains games years after release, I am glad Valve saw fit to compile both Portal and Portal 2 to Linux.
As another commentard asks, why is it illegal to produce a keylogger? It's particularly stupid that somebody is prosecuted for producing one in a country where being convicted due to evidence from a keylogger allows a person to walk away because law enforcement don't want anybody to know what their keylogger does.
If the guy lived in a free country he'd be fine.
Why give him credit at all? You're giving somebody credit for taking the job of head of a company hell-bent on stifling growth in the technology industry and forcing people to use horrendous interfaces all because "share prices"? You're giving a man credit for trying to make as much money as possible and fuck everyone else?
In a former job I used to sit next to a guy whose job it was to read all the dodgy SPAM which came in and compile a list of words and phrases to be blocked. He had to sit with his back to the fire escape so nobody else in the office could see. Nobody, that is, but the guy sitting next to him.
Then there was the sudden ejaculation of "No! Nooooo!" from the security manager followed by a much quieter "Fisting school .com!?!?" which, apparently, was a favourite site of one of the lawyers.
Nowadays I don't see all that just have a manager whom I've seen a video of her and her sister rubbing ice cubes onto their naked bodies together...
Fire? "Break glass to exit" buttons were used a place I used to work -- not sure whether they were alarmed or not as I only saw then used during the first fire drills after they were fitted, to ensure they worked as expected. Either that of you have fire buttons or just "normal" fire exit doors anyhow which are alarmed. The type of exit being used depending upon the type of security layers the building has (Secure office only, secure lobby only, secure compound...).
Governments love terrorists. As long as they're not actively targeting the government they make the government's job of taking money from the population to give to their prospective employers much easier.
Oh, and I'm sure I'm not the only person who doesn't give a shit what the Chinese government knows about me because they're not in a position to send me off to be tortured in some hellhole.
I apologise, I have bought DVDs and I have paid both Amazon and Netflix so that they can fund the sub-human scum in the film and television licensing industries.
Perhaps, one day, we can stop being so damn weak, start reading more books and stop paying this excreta.
I also publicly apologise for buying Metro 2033 and, therefore, pay for thugs to threaten an innocent lady.
We should all be ashamed of ourselves for paying for this protection racket. I realise my typing this doesn;t help anything but let's at least think about getting rid of this abusive scum.
Aha, but wouldn't that clear everything including the OS?
I gave myself the thought-experiment of "How does an OS purely stored in [persistent] RAM* work?". Binaries aren't "loaded form disk into memory" they're just, what, jumped to?
*That is, when storage and memory become the same physical thing.
"Coming up next: how to use a map and a compass."
Yeah, that would be really useful to a drone doing ~10MPH down a crowded LA street or to a Google car doing ~70MPH on a motorway...
I know it's big and clever nowadays to mock people who use GPS and "don't know how to use a map" but not every use of GPS is by people.
And, if individuals can benefit from the technology then why not? For leisure travel in cars and on motor bikes GPS can mean the discovery of new routes and the ability to explore without fear of becoming lost and having to stop and take bearings with a compass.
So, while I am in agreement that the use of a map and compass is a skill worth having and that having at least a paper map when driving is a very good idea I don't think either are relevant here.
In other news, why bother with keyboards when one can simply learn how to write?
I've been getting BSODs on the Windows XP machine at work for the last few workdays. The first couple of times I was actually quite excited as I hadn't seen one on a machine I was using for years ,despite having to use Windows daily at work, so it was a blast from the past. I'm getting a bit bored of the BSODs now though.
Guess I'll have to fire up the BSOD screen server at home and remember I've done it so I don't panic when I see the kernel panic screen included in it like I did last time I used it.
If you're alive then you've done fuck all yourself to stop the despotic murderers so get off your high horse already.
There is no way for anybody in the UK or US to do anything to change anything that our owners decide to do. Ask David Kelly how best to alert people of war crimes. Oh, no, wait, you can't...
So how exactly am I supposed to use a password manager when I don't control the machine I'm working on? My personal passwords are easy enough to remember and I do as mentioned and re-use passwords on sites where money and/or personal details aren't involved. But how can I use a password manager to remember the 8 to 10 passwords I have to use at work daily? Then there's the fact I have two PCs and a phone so I'd need a list somewhere to populate the password managers on those and if I've got a list why do I need password managers when I can just lock up the list? What happens when, for some reason, I loose access to my PCs, how do I get the passwords back?
Yes, I know password managers an be helpful to some who have a lot of online passwords but they're the answer to a specific case not all cases.
I recently upgraded to an FX-8370 (currently mildly overclocked at 4.5GHz) to replace the FX-8120 that I built this system with* in the hope of extending the life of this system until I feel I can afford to build something new.
I was telling a colleague this and explaining that I did so because it's the most powerful chip that will fit in the socket and that next time I'll be looking to (possibly spend more that I would for AMD and) build an Intel system as AMD just aren't performing as well.
As somebody who admires AMD for the architecture they invented (AMD64) and some Intel-beating chips of the past I hope that this means I may be able to choose AMD and be buying something close to top-of-the-table (assuming I can afford it, of course).
*I knew at the time it wasn't impressive with benchmarks but knowing that all virtualisation features were definitely enabled rather than Intel's "You must read all the specifications, regardless of price, as sometimes we just disable things for fun" approach and knowing that I'd at least 4 proper cores and potentially 8 (usage-dependent) for my money meant it was generally fine and I still think it was the right choice.
As the AC above point out it can mean prison time for anyone aware of it. As far as the UK government is concerned if you are aware that somebody even suggested that they pay a foreign official anything but what is explicitly declared by law it's bribery and, if your company has a UK office and you visit, it it can mean prison time whether not not you work for the UK office or are a UK citizen.
The above is regardless of whether the country in question considers it bribery or not or whether it's legal there or not or whether their courts would even consider looking into it or not, unless it's explicitly stated in their law that the payment is legal the UK government say you are guilty of bribery.
So, Dave126, you know for certain that no manufacturer has ever, no will ever, either intentionally nor accidentally allow the device to attempt to automatically connect to wireless networks?
I'm glad there's an Android developer who works for all major manufacturers on this site, thanks Dave126 for clearing that up...
What if it connects to the neighbour's network? Or somebody walking past? When you can't tell whether the "smart" part is switched on how do you know whether it's trying to download the latest Android update or worse?
As for broadcast TV, in the UK owning a TV with a tuner may mean having to rip out an old antenna cable and the hassles to go with it as well as making it harder to deny to the TV Licensing Stasi that you don't watch TV.
What a lot of us want are dumb screens (with some decently-powered USB power ports, perhaps) to plug things into. But, sadly, that doesn't sound flash enough for marketing so this shite is wheeled out instead.
Alternatives? As I said -- if you can't do it without Microsoft you can't do it. Unless, of course, you're happy with their EULA and their right to change the terms every time they feel like it.
If you're an IT purchasing manager than makes your job almost untenable but, then, I doubt you attained that role over 15 years ago so you're already happy with Microsoft's behaviour.
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