So who are the musicians that are involved? I don't see any musicians listed in the article.
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"new tokenisation technology recently announced by Visa... creates a token on the SIM using Verified by Visa authentication."
So Visa only then? Ignoring the billions of Mastercard, Amex, etc users.
Not that I have any interest in using it. I still prefer cash to using a card for most transactions, let alone bonking.
Microsoft Outlook was the culprit:
No it wasn't. Poor Outlook only does what you tell it. The culprit was the brain dead mouth breather who told it to send the email to the wrong person.
Re: Sadly the internet is filled with this crap
I've never heard of any of them. Perhaps you're frequenting the wrong sites?
"Because by exercising, your body in getting toned works more efficiently and burns more calories at rest, too."
A machine that is working more efficiently uses less power so I wouldn't call using more calories more efficient. If anything its less efficient. Perhaps its burning more calories trying to keep your body temperature regulated becuase you excercised away the layer of fat that was keeping you warm?
Why El Reg? Why?
Why do articles by Tim Anderson always include images with small text in them that can't be clicked on to get a readable version?
Take the first image in this article 'The Windows Core platform' - this is clearly an MS slide from some presentation and the text is tiny. I could strain my eyes trying to read it. I could go buy a magnifying glass and use that to make the text bigger. Or you could learn how to hyperlink an image to a larger version. Other articles on El Reg can manage it so why not ones written by Tim Anderson?
Any company that requires FB to do business with them is a company I will not do business with.
ANY router would be a good replacement for a home hub.
Draytek and Edimax make good models for SOHO users.
Re: Why not use audio
What mic? No tower computer I have ever seen had a built in mic. If you had a pair of laptops then fair enough but I doubt anyone uses a laptop for a secure air-gapped computer. It would defeat the point.
As for headsets plugged into the computers how would you know which hdd or fan to listen to in a busy office?
By learning to read the article before commenting.
"This is the first General Election to use “Individual Voter Registration” (IVR), which requires each voter to register to vote individually... Previously, the “head of the household” was responsible for ensuring voters were registered to vote."
How does this tally with the letter I received last week asking me, as the head of the household, to tell my local authority if the electoral registrations had changed? This was exactly the same kind of letter I've received in the past.
I live in Scotland, maybe the Tories couldn't be bothered trying to fix the election here since they know they'd still lose?
That's a nice picture of a vulture's head in the middle of the article. What was it supposed to be?
Re: Ah, political speak...
It means they decided the outcome of this election months ago and the party chosen will be elected in due course whether hackers have changed the pre-programmed counts or not.
Re: Did this....
Your code can't have been very good, my Spectrum version took 16 hours.
I used to rewrite my old Spectrum Mandelbrot program for every new system / language I worked on. It was impressivley fast on one of those Casio graph calculators and incredibly slow in Visual Basic v1 on a 386.
ISIS Security Feature
So does it have a hidden garrotte covered with Poisocaine?
Re: Your phone and your thumb!
Or a raft of sweet shop thefts linked to muggings where the perps steal your iPhone and a bag of Gummie Bears.
Re: Poke My,A$$?
It won't be a stupid TV a few years down the line when the manufacturer can't be bothered to support the software any more.
It won't be listening to your every word and sending it to South Korea / Japan.
It won't have useless apps for things like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube.
It will access video from sites that smart TVs don't have apps for.
It will be much easier to put in your pocket.
What value does a smart TV add that a normal TV and a compute stick / Chromecast / Apple TV / media centre won't?
Partnering with a company known for their
rip-off fremium model and whose list of games includes only one I've heard about and that for all the wrong reasons. What could possibly go wrong?
Does anyone actually use these TLDs? I read lots of stories about ICANN creating them, other people complaining about the rules and price, etc but I've never actually seen one in the wild. Every website I visit is from the classic TLDs .com, .net, .org or a country domain like .co.uk.
Re: Markie Sugar town Cannot be Trusted
Maybe when your kids are finished writing Python they could teach you some English?
What do you do when your brain is missing?
Buy Apple obviously.
Yup even the picture was enough to make me say "oh he's put a load of capacitors in it... I know how this works" and I was right. 15 year old me would have had a field day with this, no school computer would have been safe!
Re: And what about?
There is a simpler solution... Don't be a Facebook twat.
Re: Sorry to be so thick ...
At least it mostly makes sense. I made the mistake of reading a supposedly technical article on Ars yesterday about hacking BlueRay disks. It was a confused and contradictory mess of ignorance and FUD that made no sense whatsoever. They actually claim that viruses spread by USB before they did by CD/DVD!
Re: Putting it in a case?
You're the one person in the world without a cracked smartphone screen?
I must be looking at my phones wrong coz I've never seen any cracks in any of them and I've never used a case. Why would I pay for an expensive smartphone designed by some clever chap and then stick it in a cheap and nasty case?
"Giving you the health news that you need, based on data you choose to share with us."
So he wants the BBC to become another Google / Facebook / NSA / GCHQ / Tesco. No fucking way.
I didn't pay the poll tax then and I won't pay a compulsory BBC tax, especially if it pays for big brother invasion of privacy crap.
Re: We don't intend to be a carrier at scale
"until we get really bored and sell the lot to China"
How do people manage to write press releases like that without their head exploding?
Re: What's best in life?
Invalid car analogy, as always. Did no one learn from the terrible gaffs of Scott McNealy?
The Highways Agency don't sell you the car. Nor do they install bloatware on it that would need to be tested and possibly updated to run on the new OS version. Mobile networks have little interest in providing OTA updates that would cost them money to build/test and may prevent you buying a new phone from them.
Swahili support must be a lot better than their Italian or German then or she'd have given birth through her ass! I often find Google's translation is the opposite of what the original language meant. And, their German translation is so bad most of the time the words are still in German sentence structure so you have to rearrange them yourself.
Any time I see Google promoting Translate I wonder how they have the balls to advertise that crap.
Isn't that one of the things the banks did that lead to the 2008 collapse?
This can't end well...
Except that is not what it does. Google themselves admit it sends them a 'few' seconds before the hot word as well. How long is that?
What if you happen to say "Ok Google" as part of a conversation without intending to trigger Chrome?
Re: Yeezy Squeezey Peaze!
Now in Streezberry flavour!
Re: All over the world?
So you didn't spot all the Japanese and Indian stuff then?
Should have gone to specsavers.
So have they written the whole thing themselves or are they using ESRI technology?
So if you are not and have never been on FB, Twitter, ertc you're still anonymous?
* smug face *
Came expecting the picture of the axe and was dissapointed. :p
Re: Why back only one horse?
The bit of the article you missed that explains it all is at the top where it says "Gavin Clarke."
It isn't you that's incompetant Z Sn it is Gavin Clarke. He has no idea how Android Office works or what the system reqs are. Nor does he know of MS long history of writing applications for other OS, often from Apple.
How this obvious fanboy got a job as a journalist in the first place is beyond me.
Strap Jeb to the top and let's get going!
The Reg looks rubbish on all browsers these days. Its the modern trying to look like Arse Technica crossed with Buzzfeed way apparently.
Anyone who writes a database application with an Excel front end should be tortured and buried alive. Hanging is too good for 'em.
Re: The trouble with journalists and foreign names
The trouble with commentards is they just don't read the article before posting.
This has nothing to do with getting foriegn names wrong or mistaken identity and everything to do with the fact that anyone can edit Wikipedia to say they were part of anything. If I were so inclined I could be part of the Apollo 11 crew according to Wikipedia. (hopefully that would be corrected pretty quick)
Happy birthday. I don't have any jelly and ice cream so have a pint instead.
Re: No need to anything Microsoft in the home anymore.
...riddled with malware... Farmvile game...
Sounds like a lot of android tablets and phones to me.
So how did you enjoy playing the latest PS4 games at Xmas? Oh you couldn't? Maybe you shouldn't give your money to a company that thinks it ok to infect their customers with malware, removes features from devices you have owned for years and has IT systems that make a wet paper bag look secure.
Re: The only reason...
For all Balmer's faults Win8 was not one of them. Win8 and the refusal to listen to criticism of the one true way was entirely down to Sinofsky.
Re: "Good luck with that March 2016 deadline"
Could we not just scrap the scheme, sack the civil service and stick them and all the current generation of politicians on the B ark? It would be much simpler in the long run.
Re: So Java no longer the main attack vector?
A reduction in Java attacks has nothing to do with Oracle making it more secure and everythign to do with no one installing it. These days you only install Java if a user actually needs it and unless you've been writing LOB apps in Java those users are few and far between.
If MS would stop Windows Update foisting Silverlight on people who don't need it (almost everyone) then it would be less of a problem too.