493 posts • joined 10 Jan 2008
Oi, you. Equifax. Cough up half a million quid for fumbling 15 million Brits' personal info to hackers
Re: Things will not improve until...
Perhaps start with CIOs
Pretty sure that comment could be copy-pasted under any article I've ever read.
Re: The Chinese variant of the XS will take two physical SIMs.
Bingo. Apple have only done this because it suits them. Either as something to assist negotiations with carriers or some other reason. They want to own everything. It's not unreasonable to anticipate them becoming an MVNO in certain regions. Imagine that, buy iPhone, fire it up, set up iTunes account, choose default Apple network, all your base are belong to us.
I probably know more Maxines than Maximillians.
Having had a decent year as City of Culture they'll be crying out for some IT conferences. They would, if you like, become City of Vulture.
>AI flagged the offensive name change, but for some reason the human in charge of blocking it did not do so.
I feel for that human. I find it hard to imagine a more tedious office job than reviewing "AI"-generated map edits, not surprised one got through.
That explains it. But that's a poor law if it means they have to save years old credit card information.
Real culprit here is the hotel group for holding onto data long after it was needed.
I've still got the Windows 95 startup sound as my ringtone. #95foreva
I thought I was in a tiny minority of NBN customers with such issues. Those figures are staggering. That said, it shouldn't be too hard for him to improve on them.
I always think disabled accounts could still be a risk. Take disgruntled employee Jonno. Has his account disabled when he's black-bagged on Friday. Rings the service desk on Monday and gets lucky that the operator decides to re-enable his account. Assuming some sort of remote access, Jonno's back in, and up to mischief.
Worse, if another person knew Jonno's account had been disabled they could attempt to get it reactivated and try their luck at a few passwords.
Small, but disabled accounts still pose a risk.
I'd be as concerned about what influence the US government has over Cisco, Juniper, HP et al.
The Huawei-bashing does seem a little bit of a trend these days. Excluding a vendor for something that might happen in the future, with no evidence of past wrongdoings, seems harsh. A thought I'm sure will earn me a downvote or two.
Makes me feel old. No love for Doom any more.
Re: What time is it now?
Pretty sure it's my turn to be PM any day now. Everyone else seems to have had a go.
Hue had me at 5G light bulb
Hmmmm. Interested to know how this crew's "free" plugin makes them money. Assuming it's not hoovering up user browsing habits and flogging same to advertisers of course.
On the plus side, they managed to get quite a cool domain name.
Honeshly oshifer, the zebra fish, he shtarted it
If you have to ask the price...
I read this as them wanting a method to take covert screenshots of the unencrypted messages. Should be a fun one to watch at any rate.
I can't see the need for most of the information in WHOIS records. Just knowing who the registrar is should be enough for most purposes. No?
Re: You yanks pronounce it wrong, so no.
To be honest, we're not all that impressed with what you did with our language. We'd rather you just gave it us back and we'll forget about the whole thing.
Re: I guess this is a positive thing?
Shipment figures over the last few years show a clear downwards trend. Demand's still there, but much reduced.
We fear change
Seen it in plenty of places but never seen it used. I seem to remember someone telling me that if it goes off, all the dust that gets blown around is enough to kill a lot of kit. So you may as well have let it burn.
One day they'll let me hit the button.
Next you'll be telling me that Lotus123 is coming back.
Re: Notepad to support *nix line endings
Re: Backups and redundancy, FFS
Is cash the analogue backup method?
Re: but when the trains stop, someone's bound to notice.
To be fair, this is just the comms network. From what i hear on their services it's mainly used to alert drivers to traffic jams, that Jonno's left his wallet on their bus or other mundane chatter.
Re: hmmm... sure....
"People don't want...."
Well, some people may want. And some people may not be bothered.
Last time I saw an IR port on a phone used, it was a Palm Pilot getting online through an 8210. I've not met anyone who puts the presence (or not) of a notch as a dealbreaker when it comes to phone choice. Bluetooth headphones are the norm round my way. And I've still never seen anyone actually swap out batteries (either for a quick top up) or to replace an eventual failed battery.
That's just my experience, some of those things happen, I'm sure, in large numbers somewhere and by some user groups. But to suggest that everyone, in all markets, wants the same as you is probably incorrect.
Snippet for those interested in how the browser-based email service got its name - HoTMaiL.
Or so I was told once.
As a regular customer, I hope Baker's Dozen rise to the occasion. They won't want to be seen to be pounding the pudding. Yeast of all they doughn't want negative press - they'll end up looking a bit crepe.
I want pics
To me, the logo looks like a green-haired clown in a yellow top and blue jeans bending over to take one from Google.
The figures are both good. But at that rate of call reduction I'm not sure I'd feel very secure as a CSR for MS.
Re: Did this get worse when they started "outsourcing"?
I think an El Reg article covering TSB's TITSUP mentioned that there was some hand-raising, but they were over-ruled by those higher-up.
Re: Backup plan??
It may exist, but good luck a) finding one b) finding someone in your local Spar who knows how/is willing to use it.
I do hope it looks cool. And is badged as Microsoft Azure Black Hack Multipack Attack Rack Stack
Re: Not sure how big of a loss this is
As useful as Windows Network Diagnostics being the default button when you can't access a network location.
I expect there's more howlers to come as he winds down on his way out the door. I'm sure someone will remind me, but he's got what, 6, months left?
I thought that too. But the second screen would be a pain in the neck (literally) to see. That whole thing would need to held up at such a stupid angle.
I'm puzzled by that second device. I can't think of a situation where someone would want a slither of a second screen above a non-tactile on-screen keyboard. And the use-cases for needing both halves of a laptop to be actual screens also seem small.
Still, I may be proved wrong.
Third party? Are Philips farming out their voice-recognition?
The ability to set specific colours, brightness, not just on/off
Good to see someone else falling foul of car analogies.
Cars ain't phones.
Sadly, these outages seem to be an annual event. If not NAB, then one of the others. Luckily I'm not a business-owner. But as a consumer I have a second, pre-paid card with me at all times for just such an eventuality. I suppose cash would be a better backup, but I'd just blow that on beer and crisps.
Sadly, I fear you may be right.
And I'd imagine it'll be a while before they get round to a heavily-lawyered response that'll need signing to confirm the account owner has agreed to their offer of nowt and have no intention of sueing them (now or ever) just in order to maintain an account with them..
Remember that $5,000 you spent on Tesla's Autopilot and then sued when it didn't deliver? We have good news...
So if/when the software is available, these folks will have had their cake and eaten it too?
Re: They got 100Mbps wireless in Iceland (country)
Sorry, yes, new service, not new satellites.
Re: They got 100Mbps wireless in Iceland (country)
Technology ain't the issue. There's apparently no consumer demand. And business demand can be covered by the "NBN Business Satellite Service" which launches its first satellites next year (Sky Muster will remain, but be consumer-oriented).
>"Lloyd wanted to pay himself “an annual salary of up to £50,000 for a period of up to four years"
Now it makes sense.