31 posts • joined 27 Aug 2009
Shouldn't the article state "UP TO 10 year sentence for online copyright infringement".
"Complies with..." does not equal "is certified to". anybody can claim to 'comply with...".
And ISO27001 is not really a data secuirty standard - it is a standard for managing information security, and assessing (and controlling) identified risks. there is no 'your password must be x", "you must encrypt y" as there is in, say PCI-DSS.
Will they let him in?
I'm hoping some commentard knows the answer to this, but this sounds like he has been found guilty (admitted guilt) of a crime in the US, so surely has to declare this when entering the US. Are the TSA likely to even let him get past the airport?
In light of the recent OED entry, I suggest an icon to represent 'onmishables'
Not sure what though.
...Down votes 1..2..3..
Also methinks 'Apple caught out by second-hand design' would be a better headline - although it would get boring using it every time Apple produced something 'new'.
Re: Interesting (or not) potential problem for DRM in the future
With the down vote it looks like we have found the only person in the world who thinks DRM is a good thing.
(either that or they don't like other people enjoying audio books). :-)
I agree with your sentiment...but
The flying spaghetti monster web site has a lovely correlation chart between 'bad shit happening' and 'the reduciton in the number of pirates'. Would a 'credible scientist' therefore start investigating the reduction in pirates?
Correlation != causation, you must find the mechanism instead
Having said that, I'm actually on your side in this :-)
And I can;t wait until they un-gag the real scientists.
Surely the headline should have been...
The Empire Strikes Back
Surely better than..
Incentivise (sorry incentiviZe),
I'm a freetard
What's next - an article on those pesky freetards who use public libraries?
The SWIFT Diode
Can I put forward a suggestion that the agreement be henceforth known as the SWIFT Diode.
So in effect she is saying...
..that the 'seminal' experience akin to the birth of her child is not worth £30 - would she be prepared to have that experience expunged from her memories for a £30 buy-off too - guess so.
Her kid must be chuffed about that.
A phase containing 'fool' and 'money' springs to mind.
Oh no..no 5ive..
that mean's I won't be able to watch........erm.......
Whenever somebody asks me 'How does it work, though....really?" (especially around technology and the interweb) I still reply 'PFM' - Pure F**king Magic.
PS No relation to John 186 :-)
Me and my MiFi
You beat me to it...
But I still don't know why anybody would even WANT an iPad (or even an iPhone come to think of it)...each to their own I guess
or Roger's Birthday Bitter
That was much nicer than R&O (only 1100 gravity though as opposed to the 1135 for R&O). I also like Hastings (gravity 1066).
Ah happy days in Sheffield.
why only some?
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..that the lead-time is inversely proportional to the reciprocal of the square of the distance of the object as viewed from arms length in comparison to the size of a hole in a polo mint...or some such formula.
i.e. bigger = more time (I would hope)
PS. The polo-mint inverse square reciprocal law does yield an SI unit (the 'Polo') but was rejected due to trademark infringement.
Todays meteor would have a value of 0.02 Polos (at a guess), with a value of >0.5 polos being one to worry about :-)
Larger meteors being measured in 'Donuts', where 1 donut = 375.2 polos (due to the squaring rule and the variance in sugar coating).
I believe the dinosaurs were wiped out by a donut-meteor.
It feels like Monday to me....sorry.
general advice for CVs that 'I' would give
Personally I would advise clients never to put anything on a CV that is classified as 'sensitive' information under the Data Protection Act, as this limits the employers' ability to store the information (and hence keep you on record for future roles/vacancies).
Included in this list is Racial or ethnic origin, political beliefs, Religious Beliefs, Trade Union memberships. sexual orientation, health information, criminal convictions.
Some of these may be relevant to certain jobs and may have to be disclosed (i.e. criminal convictions) but don't add them to your CV.
attach a photo instead (assuming that this helps - i.e. you don't have a beard longer than the length of your fist! (or a pony-tail, obviously)
I agree with all commentards who say that putting religion prominently (or even at all) on a CV is a bad idea - it does imply that religion is more important than your work experience/qualifications (hence more important than your job).
However, I disagree with those who say 'you wouldn't want to work for a company that cares about your name' though, as there may be 1 person who sifts the CVs who has a prejudice - and that is not a basis on which to judge the whole company (in fact it makes you as bad as those who judge a whole religion by a few individuals, doesn't it?)
PAY + ADS
The idea that the ads would make the product free is hopeful in the extreme. It is no longer the case that we are given a choice of Free+ads or Pay+no ads. Hollywood movies have already moved towards product endorsement and TV is doing the same, and these are not free - so the powers that be are seeing that the mugs (us) are prepared to pay AND have ads.
Personally I believe that any movie that has product endorsement should be free to watch (maybe a small admin charge for the theater - but nothing else). Unfortunately the trend is for non-free with ads, and I expect applications (and OSs) to go the same way - the excuse being that the ads are 'subsiding' the cost rather than meeting it.
It must be late (as I am in a very pessimistic mood).
Couple of questions and a suggestion
I'm assuming it can connect to Samba file shares, but can it play DVD ISO files WITH menus?
Also, have you reviewed the Popcorn Hour C-200 yet (I can't find it if you have) and would love a comparison ('cos this one wins on price but obviously lacks BluRay support).
PS. Thanks for making my decision that little bit harder!
"giving people ownership of the data"
Perhaps they could start with usage of the RM postcode database.
Looks like I may keep it after all
having discovered how to disable spynet..
Data Collection - SpyNet
I think the use of the name 'SpyNet' is very apt. I have just installed MSE and looked at the SpyNet options - Basic or Advanced membership - there is no 'NO MEMBERSHIP' option. the results of the scan are nobody's business but my own, and unless I find away to disable this comms channel I shall be removing the 'SpyNet Agent' PDQ.
It would appear that it also disables Windows Defender (which has some nice tools in it - none of which are included in MSE), so, as I already have another AV app I shall be removing it to get WD tools back.
My mistake - Win Defender is still there (mine disappeared and I read that WD used to be disabled by MSE so assumed the worst).
Made in China!
" If it says, MADE IN CHINA, then simply don't buy it !"
Be careful. Lots of things labelled 'made in China' are made somewhere else, and assembled in China. Also don't confuse 'made in r.o.c' or 'made in republic of china' with 'made in china/PROC/people's republic of china' - R.O.C means made in Taiwan - where as PROC (people's republic of china) = what we know as china - don't accidentally cripple Taiwan in this.
Either way Long Fei's comments are valid and you also be affecting the workers (who we need as allies) - not that I'm saying Boycotting is out of the question.
Reminds me of....
The collective noun for Bankers....
Looks like somebody has been testing Google Voice on an iPhone