All the more reason not to travel to dumb****istan
81 posts • joined 5 Jul 2007
Is that really a deterrent?
Ultimately, a poxy fine isn't going to deter companies like this.
Prison sentences for company directors - that might work
What exactly do they host?
Who's delivering it?!?
"However, the technical delivery of the national platform behind smart meters – which is the responsibility of the Capita-run Data Communications Company"
Capita? Now I'm worried!
Isn't it a little early for April fools jokes... this is a joke... right?
It's not the UI that's the problem
I wish they'd sort out the ridiculously high disk activity that happens for around 5 minutes after logging in. I've found this is something that a lot of users are complaining about.
I wonder if anyone has ever given Theresa May a box with flashing lights on it and told her that it's the internet?
(on second thoughts, maybe I should have posted this anonymously to avoid being added to a list of agitators and political joke tellers)
Take out the communications equipment (i.e. the "Internet" part) and then it might be secure.
Pay a penalty?
Surely they should have to pay a penalty for each improper request, given the number of requests they've sent out I'm sure they would go out of business.
Protection against smalling required
Hopefully any changes to the current means of switching will include suitable protection against "slamming" - don't want a repeat of what happened when changes were made to the process of switching utility providers
Only half the solution
The first step is to crack the ransomware. The second step is to crack whoever wrote it.
Re: Change the DNS server...
If changing DNS settings on the home hub isn't possible, you could always try in windows or <insert name of operating system here>. Simply change from "obtain DNS server automatically" to manual (and obligatory 18.104.22.168/208/67.220.220)
I've said it before and I'll say it again. It's just a matter of time until search times like (and sites relating to) "David Kelley", "Dodgy Dossier" and "Bloody Sunday" are blocked too.
I wonder how long it'll be before search terms like "Bloody Sunday" , "Zinoviev Letter", "David Kelly" or "Dodgy Dossier" make it on to the list?
Will this fix the installer?
I've used Fedora for a while now, but I found the installer on 18 to be virtually useless for dual booting as it tries to handle everything automatically (including partition resizing) in place of the option to use existing free space only which was present in previous versions.
Installing on a new desktop, I ended up using a spare disk just for Fedora!
Just put them behind a content filter/proxy
There, problem solved. They have internet access, there's just an enforced AUP, that's all.
This reminds me of the time Scunthorpe was said to have been knocked off the internet
You're taking the piss?
Doesn't work with my Google Apps account. Not entirely thrilled at the prospect of moving my docs back to my old googlemail account
I use facebook, twitter and email all the time. I don't think I've ever used MMS before. With my data plan I don't think I'd ever need to anyway.
I guess it wouldn't be the first problem with crashing Toyota have had.
I'll get my coat
Nice disks but...
The WD Black range is known for being noisy and power hungry, so not all that great if you're going to be spending time on the move, but if you tend to use mains power at remote locations then brilliant (seems to be a popular popular choice for portable CAD workstations though)
How long before one side hides a tactical nuke in the bots case?
Was I the only one thinking...
...of a recent episode of BOFH?
They seriously expect me to
trust them to hold on to my laptop?!? Not going to happen unless they provide a signed recepit for it (with Asset tag included)
Sales tax varies between states. We don't have that problem
Chained, snarling Pit-Bull bad...
But chained, snarling mutt is okay? I'm confused.
The CPU in that generation of iPhone is underclocked so it's slower than a Hero but if reset back to its original speed it would be more along the lines of a Legend. Combine that with a larger amount of flash (that can actually be used for installing apps, one thing that annoys me about androids) and there could be the makings of a nice littel android phone.
My only concern is the lack of a "back" hard key, would this cause problems for day to day use I wonder?
Either way, I'm sticking with HTC, I love their Sense UI :-)
Yet another reason
I never buy anything from cold callers (or over the phone in general for that matter).
Users can pay for online services via their ISP. If we have a seperate online services charge (that way internet only users do not pay for TV broadcasting costs and those without broadband do not pay for the costs of online services) that is collected vis ISPs then we would have a fairer system that (at least for iPlayer) would be imposibble to evade as it forms part of your subscription fee.
Of course Crapita would not like that one bit, les work for their jackbooted TVLA
If the BOFH was on duty
it would be the PFY escorting them out of the facility, In a roll of carpet!
Dennis Chao (University of New Mexico) created a Doom version back in 99
All I can say...
Paris Hilton Frozen
Not dead, not alive. The new Cthulhu!
I'll go get my coat now
So they want to move 3G in to the frequency range used by 2G? I'm not a telecoms expert, but that sounds like shutting down 2G
Does this mean that everyone is going to have to have an expensive gadget that does everything you could possibly want, and nothing that you need?
If so, great news for those of us who don't use mobile internet, don't make video calls, don't want to download games etc
You'll have to upgrade sooner or later.
When Microsoft discontinues support for XP I have a nagging suspicion that they'll discontinue product activation. You'll be able to continue using XP but come reinstall time, guess what you'll have to install?
How to prevent stupid ideas
Next time there is a meeting for the purpose of discussing pointless ideas (like the one this fire station idea was dreamed up at) and make a few changes to the room.
1) Place a handles on both sides of the door
2) Make sure the door opens inwards to the meeting
3) (Optional) Place a "pull" sign on the "push" side
Most rational people will (eventually) figure it out. These cretins will give up
"They don't meet the needs of diverse communities" - where do they get this stuff? It's a building designed to serve as a base of operations for personnel and the appliances.
Maybe it's the same person who suggested renaming "Manchester Road" (Bradford) to "Personchester Road"
Not working properly
Tried using it last night to watch "watchdog" - Sometimes cut out part way through and the timeshifting control didn't work (annoying when you are halfway through and need to reload)
I expect this is probably a temporary problem. Other than that it's a good service (much better than that kontiki based crud)
This version of the iPlayer has a tendency to hang. When it does, firefox reports that it's transferring data from "uk.sitestat.com"
Is the BBC using one of these scummy tracking firms?
Auntie, say it aint so!
So now IBM's lawyers can eat the shirt off Darl McBrides back? All's well that ends well
Evince is starting to look much more appealing
Best approach, set up a honeypot. A relatively insecure system (not so much that it is obvious) and load it up with bogus intelligence. Something that makes one of Chinas own agents look like a traitor, or make it look like one of their allies is about to double cross them.
Sowing the seeds of distrust between your enemies could work nicely
"Please tell me you don't really think that idiots running Linux are in less danger of being compromised than idiots running Windows."
I'd have thought that people who are smart enough to install an OS (be it Windows or Linux) would be smart enough to not do stupid things.
Then again the smartest people tend to have the least common sense.
"Surely the big question is - can the dog cook?"
Nah, probably make a dogs dinner of the whole thing. He'll complain and he'll find himself in the dog house
Right, I'll go get my coat
"By andy rock
Posted Friday 9th November 2007 14:18 GMT
again, seriously: 'skynet'?!
i'm not superstitious but if you were building a cruiseliner, would you call it 'titanic'? well?"
Only difference, the Titanic was real. Skynet is not. I can appreciate the humor of it, a few people at MOD must be getting a good laugh out of the whole thing.
Fedora vs Ubuntu
<Harry Hill>Makes you wonder, which is better, Fedora 8 or Ubuntu 7.10. There's only one way to find out - FIIIIIIGHT!</Harry Hill>
I'll get my coat now
All that trouble
The main attraction of OSX is that it's easy to use.
Why anyone smart enough to be able to hack it to run on a PC would want to use it is beyond me. But each to his/her own.
To all the Beagle bashers who think that the landers budget caused its failure (obviously they've all been to Mars and inspected the debris) you forget other lost landers.
NASA scientists have been known to refer to the Mars Curse because of the planets ability to devour landers. In fact, Mars has the highest failure rate for robotic missions. (18 out of 37 attempts)
I expect that NASA is planning on using another Beagle lander as a test due to the missions high chances of failure (In the same way that a Pioneer probe was used to test the effects of Jupiters magnetic field and high radiation levels on the probes electronics)
It's like a high tech version of a Canary
"It cost me 35 quid and is on pay as you go. I can ring people up on it and people can ring me. I can text and recieve texts and when I get bored there's a game called Nature Park that's a bit like Tetris. Actually it's a bit more like Columns that Tetris.
My only problem with it is that the little rubber bit on the back has peeled off, so it slides off the dashboard in the car when I set off and forget it's there. It's so irritating when that happens.
Am I losing perspective?"
No, if anything you probably have more perspective than most gadget fans.
(What can I say, I have an obsolescent Sendo that does the bare necessities and nothing more - Strange that one so young as I forsakes advanced technology)
"I'm pretty sure you're screwed, whatever airliner you're in, if it crashes. As can be seen by this weeks earlier events, an aluminium jet shatters and burns at landing speed - I'd be surprised if a plastic plane would be any more dangerous."
Not quite screwed Nick,
If I remember correctly, there were a few survivors of the Thai plane crash a few days ago.
just probably screwed