Re: Interesting, very interesting
Three kinds - those that you set up yourself, which you know don't keep logs.
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Three kinds - those that you set up yourself, which you know don't keep logs.
> Xiaomi Redmi 4X Pro..
Won't work with the O2 network.
I paid 1/100th of that for mine. The DZ09 is £10 on Amazon but I bought mine on Gearbest for £6.50. It's a colour touchscreen smart watch that can make calls if you put a SIM in it. OK, it's not quite as stylish or waterproof as the Apple version, but it is just as marginally useful.
I couldn't see the actual link in the article.
Hmm... it's not working. Better blacklist all sites and then whitelist the ones that are OK. Expect the bill for this in about 2019.
> The only way to stop it is to shoot those doing it
What? This is not a unique problem and that's not the only way to stop it. Blood diamonds are a similar problem and we have taken steps (usually without shooting people) to combat the problem. Obviously there's no guaranteed solution but there are things that can be done which can help. If the problem is secrecy in metal trading then the obvious answer would be to make it more transparent.
> I would also still avoid GIMP at all costs
Luckily it doesn't cost anything, so my advice would be don't listen to the haters and give it a go.
Sounds like utter bollocks to me. I could have all the malware in the world on my phone, blasting out sounds, heating and cooling itself, or any other method of crossing an air gap, but unless the air-gapped device has associated receiving malware already on it, nothing is going to happen,
So the ISPs will be spending 100s of millions of pounds on a system that doesn't work if someone uses a free VPN which takes seconds to set up.
"All parties oppose snooping when they are in opposition and then magically they all think its a good idea when they are the ones doing the snooping. Basically they are all as bad as each other"
Except for the LDs, who actually stopped this bill proceeding while they were in coalition.
Your daughter sounds smarter than you, if you let her loose on your computer logged in as you. I gave both my sons their own logins so they could happily wreak havoc without affecting anyone else.
"Or maybe the lefties just can't handle facts and do what they always do: try to shut down anyone that does not put their ideology ahead of reality. That's the sort of mindset that tries to use RICO laws to shut down any discussion."
Nah, you get downvoted when you spout a load of old bollocks.
So the acts of the French secret service against an environmental group paves the way for the logical step of the US security agency spying on French companies in order to gain a financial advantage? Not sure I follow you there.
Stopping pirating is not the only reason they use DRM, perhaps not even the primary one. DRM means that their content will only be watchable on devices that have been approved by them. How many DVD/Bluray players let you skip the adverts or copyright notices that have been marked as unskippable? DRM lets them precisely control how every single player works, regardless of manufacturer. You cannot legally produce a player that they have not authorised. They can piss you off with unskippable bullshit until you want to kick in the TV, and what can you do about it? Crack the DRM to make it bearable? That's illegal, you horrible pirate. Sit back and take it like a law abiding citizen.
It's been the year of the Linux desktop in our house since about 2008. It's been the year of the Linux desktop in my parent's house since 2012.
Unless there will be representations from the owner of the site that is to be blocked, then any evidence given is worthless, as it cannot be challenged.
"Hydroelectric dams produce significant amounts of carbon dioxide and methane, and in some cases produce more of these greenhouse gases than power plants running on fossil fuels."
What a load of apologetic nonsense. "You are reminded that under GCHQ’s offensive material policy, the dissemination of offensive material is a disciplinary offence,” oh, how nice of them not to upload the nudey pics they look at to /r/gonewild. That makes it perfectly OK for them to gawp at random people's webcam images. And so on. I was going to pick the whole article apart, but it's just more of the same hand-waving dismissals of perfectly valid concerns.
There is a package to run Netflix which I've been using for a few months now and it works a treat: http://www.compholio.com/netflix-desktop/
It's not a medical breakthrough. Phages have been having research done on them for their antibiotic properties for decades.
Phages have been around for a long time and there are fundamental problems when it comes to using them to fight infections. News that, effectively, "research is continuing" on the subject is not really anything new. It's certainly less of a news story than the Twitter one, no matter how crap it was.
> I dumped that crap and installed Windows 7 Pro, and couldn't be happier.
Christ, that's going a bit far. Canonical would have to implement a feature that randomly jabbed me in the bollocks with a spike before it was worse than Windows for me. I don't mind the new stuff myself, but for those who dislike the direction Ubuntu is going, changing to Mint seems to make them happy.
As well as the generic piss, there is a large market for craft beer in America. They have invested a lot in developing new strains of hops which have revitalised the real ales available in this country.
What is actually so bad with Unity that it gets all this hate? I've been using it since April and it's fine. Not perfect, but certainly no worse than Gnome 2 or Windows 7. Everyone seems to be jumping on the hating Ubuntu bandwagon, but I'm perfectly happy with it and quite willing to donate to them.
It's pretty obvious, from looking at what is currently happening in the States, that what we all need is large corporations being encouraged to take out large quantities of hastily-assembled, shitty patents. What could possibly go wrong?
Lewis Page must have a huge amount of pies in his house, with the amount of cherry picking he does.
"...opposition to the licence fee seems ever increasing..."
Does it? The main place I've seen opposition to it is inside the Murdoch papers, and that's not surprising really, is it?
Groklaw has better and fairer coverage of this case, for anyone who is interested.
I wasn't aware that Anonymous had members, as such? I'm pretty sure they aren't anti abortion extremists either.
"It's highly debatable that downloading is theft" - that's a silly thing to say. It's not "highly debatable" at all, it's not theft by any stretch of the imagination or English language.
Can I be the first to say that I will happily do ainol for 64 quid.
"More than a fifth of the population never watches BBC One..." or to put it another way, "Over 48 Million people in the UK watch BBC 1..."
Or is anyone else wondering why no-one has called it "Onanistic Ocelot" yet? Other than that, I think I might actually try it out and see what it's actually like before declaring my undying hatred for it, or using it.
The advert seems to be addressing the widespread misconception of people thinking that being run over by a tram isn't that bad. Until I saw it I have to say that I saw being run over by a tram as about as serious as getting a paper cut. Thank goodness I've been properly informed now.
The problem here is not that the account numbers were unencrypted - after all, account numbers are public knowledge once you write a cheque or do a bank transfer. The problem is that the account details could be requested by an unauthenticated person. This is gobsmackingly, unbelievably stupid.
So the Mail is complaining that the EU can't force one of its laws onto a country that has unilaterally decided against it? There's consistency for you.
It's got emacs, vi and a compiler. This could actually be useful. It's a shame there is no permanent storage or working network stack.
Also, you can get a cheap thrill by "rm -rf /"ing and watching the poor thing eat itself.
"The US Copyright Group is the target of a class action lawsuit by file-sharers..."
Really? Has it been proven that they were file sharers? Or is that precisely the reason why USCG are being sued by these people?
Of course sharing files is not illegal. Lots of people would like to perpetuate the idea that the act of sharing in itself is wrong, and it's sad to see the Reg lazily conforming to this idea.
"In any case, the British people are quite capable of judging for themselves what box they should tick."
Except that the question "What religion are you" will often be casually interpreted as "what religion were you born into?", rather than "do you follow a religion now?". People might not know that policies are made based on the latter interpretation of the question, rather than the former, so that is the one to use.
I'm no fan of Open Office, and I use both it and MS Office, but when it comes to crashes, I find OO to be more stable. This is using Excel/OO Spreadsheet. In terms of usability, Excel is slightly better but the word processors are equally bad - probably because OO assumed that people wanted a Word clone.
So you put all your information onto a social networking site so that people can see it, and then act surprised when people can see it? If you want to put information on there but don't want people to know about you then just do what I do - make it all up. My interests are necrophilia and cross stitch needlework.
In the light of the recent Panorama investigation, surely all they have to do is bung them a wedge of cash and the tournament is ours.
Petur - you are best off having some sort of firewall, even with Linux. It's easy to forget services you have running. Just being behind a NAT box is better than nothing, but if your PC is connected directly to the interwebs, it's safest to use a firewall - https://help.ubuntu.com/10.04/keeping-safe/C/firewall.html
2 and 3 are right though.
No thanks. Just think - an eternity of doing stuff you've done an infinite number of times before. You would get bored of absolutely everything. Imagine getting bored of wanking! Sounds like my version of hell.
Surely? Do I get an award for being the 1,000,000th commentard to point this out?
These are the passwords of people who have been successfully phished, i.e. people who aren't exactly shit-hot when it comes to security matters, so it's not surprising they are piss-poor security-wise.
Or did anyone else read the name of the firm concerned as "P-Cones Top Shop" and briefly thought it was a clothing shop for pine cones? I think I've been drinking too much cofffee.
Does it fuck.
To all the people who don't want me to cycle to work tomorrow - tell you what, I'll take the car instead and rather than being held up for a few seconds, you can sit behind me all the way. Morons.
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