" tweaked by Microsoft to within an inch of its life"
Hope the heatsink stays on this time.
3265 posts • joined 16 Jul 2007
Hope the heatsink stays on this time.
But we expect snark from El Reg.
Apple are supposed to be some kind of higher-evolved utopian entity unless you think their marketing dept might lie
Yup, or Xbian or OpenElec (my choice here)
XBMC is pretty flexible :oD
Well if the Miranda thing was a journo counterintelligence sting and his USB stick was full of lolcatz then HMG have no idea still what the Graun has which must worry the hell out of them.
More realistically, so far
If the government has nothing to hide, it has nothing to fear.
I think he was an intentional ploy to flush the government out into the open. They'd have expected to be being watched, even tapped.
A good chance the data sticks were just 20GB of encrypted lolcatz imho. Hope they were, too, would be a great 'you've been framed' moment for SO15.
Drip drip drip, however, keeps the topic in the public mind whereas a large flood of information can quickly be forgotten by many with a simple media distraction like, perhaps, something happening in Syria at the same time, for example. Or X-Factor. Or football.
Full steam ahead!
When you put it like that the Graun suddenly seems far more shrewd...
WTF do you think lolcatz is...
Want one, now!
Oh and how does the 'electrocution' thing work on something with no more than 5V inside it? Did they put a dirty great voltage doubler inside for shits n giggles?
An arrogant disdain for what the public opinion will be of the actions.
I'd like to have said 'naive' but even C-for-Cameron's idiotic cabinet and ministerial lackeys are likely very aware of whatever the hell it is they're up to and they're starting not to give a shit if we know, too.
And before anyone says 'The Brits did that' (yes, we're looking at you, USA apologists) you really don't think the current pathetic & spineless UK govt would jump up and do that without the Whitehouse yanking their leash do you?
Watch 'Failsafe' too (Clooney, Keitel, et al) ;o)
Yep, the US is entirely dependant on cash, non-US cash. Make a conscious effort to buy non-US goods and those that you do, buy secondhand to deny first sale profit.
If everyone did that for just one month...
On that note, if anyone knows a good UK-based alternative to the Irish Amazon EC2 I'm using (price comparable, too) then let me know (yeah cloud-sourcing such info is lazy, I know)
I know I won't have to upgrade any hardware in the next five years to play games in surround from the comfort of the sofa on the 46" TV handily fixed to the wall, so my expenses are covered and I already have the sofa and the TV which I also use for non-gaming pursuits, too.
Beats the hell out of having a PC you have to upgrade when the next killer game comes out and your GFX card can't quite do max framerate at highest resolution (and then you find you need more ram and cpu hence a new mobo) and everything has to be arranged around your computer.
But then we're a family so shutting myself away in the office to play games would be a dismal and antisocial route to entertainment on a screen 1/6th the size. Fine if you're a single bloke/gal of course, I too remember being plonked in front of the computer as a single chap in days of yore and I wouldn't go back to those days for anything. Hindsight reveals they were indeed dismal.
Surely a PC would have been cheaper if you didn't want a games console...
Which would now seem to be the new definition of institutionalised robbery.
The USA. Classy to the last.
Is it me or are we now just the fucking Israel of Europe?
The EU should kick us out or suspend our 'membership' so we can fully become the fifty-nth State of the Union.
Then hopefully everyone who wants it will be given cheap emigration to mainland Europe cos David C-for-you-know-what keeps me _just_ poor enough to not quite afford to leave this shithole.
Surely only if it can be shown you're 'without authorisation' which implies that if you have to visit the site in the first place to determine your 'authorisation' then it's like shrinkwrap terms you can't read without opening the shrinkwrap.
Thus invalid. Unless the USA says so then you can be bombed, have your presidential jet grounded, your journalista relatives detained and/or not-stongarmed by their president presumably.
I don't pledge allegiance every morning, does that mean I'm breaking some US law too or is that only the kids at school?
A fucking _enormous_ lolcats image
Meanwhile 400,000 CPU hours wasted at the NSA.
ISPs could scan their clients quite economically and notify them / de-route them until patched.
You lying piece of shit.
Fox, though, eh? Was the headline like 'Thanks to the heroic efforts of brave anti-terrorism officers...' ;o)
The man's barefaced mendacity continues to appal us all.
This probably won't be reported (with any prominence) in the US media, the speed information spreads across social networks at must really piss governments off.
I shall be adding that into rotation with Farcebook, Failbook and Farmbook.
I'm just concerned that some non-Google idiots will think it's a great idea to do with a droid and drag Android users down to the same level of lackwit banality.
(I bet they already have, haven't they...)
More like the WBC of technology - fundie radicals.
Cos if it were popular opinion and 'normal' there'd be statues of Zuckerberg, Jay-Z and Elvis (oh, hang on ) everywhere, wouldn't there.
So, it's dribbling nutbags rather than 'mainstream popularity', obviously.
YouTube.com on the desktop certainly has <!DOCTYPE html>
Of course, if MS were actually _capable_ of building a decent browser they'd already have the ability to do this almost overnight.
It's no one else's fault they can't do HTML5 properly and if Google are picking on this particular failing to give them a spot of a kicking it really only serves to highlight the desperate paucity of coding chops at the world's biggest (still true??) software company.
Someone probably wants access to some user accounts for some sourcecode most likely, to attempt to inject something unpleasant into it without being detected.
So, likely not the NSA as they'd just put in an order for the data.
If you're AC you never know if your identity has been uncovered.
Now you'll have to be frightened of anyone with beards and/or sandals (with socks) every single time you venture out or the doorbell rings...
Mind you. Do bridges have doorbells under them these days? Or doors?
From orbit. Natch.
To write a chrome plugin that handles en/decryption client-side as a wrapper to Google Drive
Possible, surely, unsure off the top of my head exactly what'd be needed to achieve it beyond some download hooks.
Precisely my first thought.
If Apple were to go on mastermind their specialist subject would be the Bleedin' Obvious.
It's at very least a totally obvious extension of Samsung's bonk-to-share, the trigger event of the bonk is just being used to initiate a different action.
How quaint, someone who trusts HMG to provide all the information in an honest & open manner.
Not to disparage your good intentions, commiseration Friday pint!
@Dazed n confused
An excellent point :o) maybe it's actually the lawyers running apple and everyone else has yet to notice !
Of course it could be some elaborate tax-fiddle to move the money from apple's bank account to the lawyers' - has anyone checked who owns the lawyers (or are they all in-house?)
Well, yes, you idiots. It's a punishment so of course it is 'punitive'.
Now we'll see whether humility (they settle) trumps hubris (they bloody mindedly go all the way to trial).
Of course, this _is_ Apple we're talking about, I expect hubris to rule the day.
If the gov't can't control it then _you_ can't have it.
Especially when it comes to the movement of money.
Cook's in the corner with his head (still) up his arse.
Nope. It's capitalism.
Though the differences are largely subtle and semantic, agreed.
If you know that your buying of stock will inflate its price because people think you're 'a bit special' (and Icahn certainly fits into that category though perhaps not the one he intended), then isn't that insider trading?
+4.8% on 1BN overnight (pretty much) is a good enough close in of itself, too.
Like 15 quid?
Cos you'd be pissed off if I went into a store with your phone I'd nicked and bought a 50" LED TV and slipped the checkout person 50 quid saying 'Have a drink on me. This is me *wink*'
To have him replace the farcical HS2 train project.
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