Re: Must be my age
I'd take John Steed and his companions over this boring Holywood nonsense any day.
222 posts • joined 25 May 2017
I'd take John Steed and his companions over this boring Holywood nonsense any day.
"if someone looks for "suicide" is better to return results about how to get help"
That might help someone considering suicide (unlikely but maybe) but it most definitely won't help someone who is researching suicide for other reasons. Say a journalist trying to find the average suicide rate. A search engine should not make value decisions like that but should just present the data, properly sorted and indexed.
They didn't want to talk to the dirty commoner in case they caught something.
They removed the first word from that corporate motto a long, long time ago.
What's an advert?
Nah they're just typically bigoted, racist English people.
Hahahaha that is not even their real corporate motto and FB are an order of magnitude worse.
PS/2!?!? Modern luxury!
I still own a mechanical Compaq keyboard with a 5-pin DIN plug on it.
(admitedly it doesn't fit any pc I currently own but it might be useful some day)
"I lost 3 kg in 2h"
Just coz you're a fat git...
Not my world.
I don't have a Facebook account (or Twitter, Instagram, WhatSnap, etc) and have no compulsion to get one. Unfortunately the FB app has been factory installed on many of my smartphones but I always lock it behind a PIN so I can't accidentally open it and have blocked it from all persmissions so it can't send anything back to Zuckerborg HQ.
As for apps collecting data, that isn't required either. None of the Android apps I've written collect any data and I've avoided things like Application Insights because they have always sounded far too intrusive to me.
So it is entirely possible not to suck on Satan's cock, you just have to make the right choice.
"Let us pray we have the wisdom to choose correctly."
So total extinction then?
Indeed Star Trek rejected SF conventions and instead went with a cross between a cowboy film and a submarine film... in SPACE! It hasn't improved much in the intervening 50 years or so.
"Imagine the added emotional damage of a mother figure attempting to kill the 2001 crew and the residual misgivings that would have produced with the arrival of Siri, Cortana or Alexa."
I guess the author and owners of such devices have never watched a little known Ridley Scott film in which a female styled computer called 'Mother' is instrumental in infecting the ship's crew with a parasite that kills almost all of them. I think its called Alien.
I win! *smug face*
Virtual safety cars? Computer control? This is not motor racing.
Give it up F1, MotoGP does everything better than the parody you laughingly call racing.
"We also have a celebration party every quarter and that has gone a long way to getting people motivated."
That would have the opposite effect with me, I would think you were having a party to avoid raising salaries or paying bonuses.
So she's actually very clever but portrays the image of a bumbling buffoon to put people off the scent?
So we find him in contempt and if he ever visits the UK we arrest him as he steps off the plane, preferably in full view of the press. Just like the Yanks do to British security researchers when they visit the US.
Not from where I'm sitting.
The bigger problem is the idiots that still use Uber, Facebook, etc. If they didn't have any cutomers / members then they wouldn't have any data to sell.
"Your correspondent was the only journalist present for large parts of both cases."
Good on you for being present to cover the whole case. It is very interesting and will set an important precedent.
Shame on the rest of your profession, especially the newspapers, for not bothering their arses. Fie for shame!
I was just coming here to say that. It always annoys me when Reg articles talk about "the UK NHS" because there is no such thing or even just "the NHS" because I have no idea if what they are talking about affects me in Scotland (usually it doesn't).
(and presumably Wales)
This whole thing stinks to the heavens and I'm not talking about AMD's security. A company I've never heard of, a report that was published without responsible disclosure, no POC code, no CVE numbers, the vendor given 24h notice yet a random security researcher (who I've also never heard of) was supposedly given a week with the report and POC code... Meanwhile some investment company is citing it and calling for people to sell AMD stock? My local fishmonger smells less fishy.
If the Samsung model was actually available in the UK I would buy one but it isn't and the specs of the others are all crap.
Clearly you've never used Notes / Domino.
Hopefully they will be using the exact same system. I can still access TPB and all the other supposedly banned in the UK torrent sites without using a VPN.
"Windows 10 S... running only apps from the Windows Store
"We expect the majority of customers to enjoy the benefits of Windows 10 in S mode,"
Since the majority of users have many non-store apps and few if any store apps I predict almost no one will use it.
"I do hope they are being respectful of user privacy..."
Sorry laughed my head off, give me a moment to screw it back on.
Hey Adolf Mac piss off with your fascist ideals, they have no place in a free and democratic society.
Plus how do you suggest banks collect these photos and biometric data when most people don't have a branch conveniently nearby and some banks are online-only?
The email link for corrections? If you use webmail or don't have an email client set up for some other reason it is completely useless. It's long past time El Reg had a convenient web form for corrections rather than relying on email.
Blocking 'Mein Kampf' is not the same thing as blocking the whole Gutenberg catalog and is perfectly understandable since it is illegal in your juristiction.
Apple or Bose? Either way they are going to be shit.
A borrowed ZX81 was my into to programming before my dad bought me my beloved Speccy. Looking back 35 years later, old Sir Clive has a lot to answer for! Including a lot of happy memories. :)
"a voluntary licence fee would look like good value compared to Netflix"
Bullshit. My Netflix subscription costs me less than £100 per year, that's approx 2/3 of the cost of the license fee and includes a lot more films and programmes I want to watch than the BBC have on TV or iPlayer. And, I don't have to put up with adverts telling me how wonderful it is to have a compulsory telly tax.
So you'd be happy to pay the license fee for 80s ITV?
Hint: Spitting Image was not a BBC programme.
Barely literate? Ever hear the old one about people in glass houses?
> I get watch the annual follies up close every year.
"The eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 is fractionally faster, on-board memory although there's an upgrade for Micro-SD capacity from 256GB to 400GB."
What on earth is this sentence trying to say? Several words about the memory appear to be missing.
"Dear Symantec, attached is a copy of my receipt to McAfee I think I have convinced 27 people so far to do the same as me"
ROFL. Did you really hate them that much that you persuaded them to use the one AV that is worse than Norton?
Well done NSA, GCHQ, et al you have convinced Mark Pesce that 1984 is a blueprint for the way society should work. I've only been up an hour and already I'm depressed about the stupidity of humanity and our society, as if Mondays weren't bad enough so thanks for that.
I would never allow Alexa / Siri / whatever device in my home to spy for its owner Amazon / Apple / etc. If they spied for the authorities as well I'd go out of my way to disable them in other people's homes too.
Agile is no panacea. Having worked there I can tell you the Scottish NHS went agile about 10 years ago yet it hasn't prevented: "outmoded systems that couldn’t be made to work together, partly the result of years of programming decisions"
Hahahaha. Sorry I was laughing at your name.
Didn't I read about this 2 weeks ago on another site? Snails and tortoises think you're slow El Reg.
"I have to be late on bills, I have to borrow money,"
If your finances are that tight you shouldn't have been gambling on ponzicurrency in the first place.
Depending on the size of the glass that head is somewhere between a bit big and providing a pint that is criminally under sized. For crappy lager anyway, you don't get foam like that on a nice ale.
If the UK had more lax data protection rules than the EU it wouldn't make a difference. Anyone wanting to do business in Europe has to comply with GDPR no matter where in the world they are based so UK businesses would end up with two different data protection schemes that they have to comply with, making the whole thing cost even more than it will with GDPR alone.
> Linux vendors packaged their distress into "Workstation" and "Server" editions
Lol I'm still laughing at that unfortunate autocorrect typo.
And of course they leave out the worst thing about adverts. Sure flash, video, noise, interstitials, etc are all annoying but trackers are evil. But trackers are how Google makes its money so they get a pass.
Screw you Google, I wouldn't use Chrome if it was the only browser available and I will not remove my privacy protection and allow your evil tracking.
I got news for you, OnePlus are already spying on you:
"What deepfake is to video, Adobe VoCo – its "Photoshop for audio" – does for speech."
So this isn't an issue then. I've seen these so called deepfakes and the video neither looked like the actress it was supposed to be nor did it look like a genuine video. If Adobe VoCo is as good it probably makes speech that is supposed to sound like Joe Pasquale sound like James Earl Jones.
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