137 posts • joined 4 Jun 2007
So, it's crap?
If a system can be "fooled" in this way, it's probably not doing it right.
Yet another example of AI proving itself to be Artificial Inanity.
I've just opened up my computer and tipped out all the ohms.
They are now homeless. Homeless ohms.
Sounds like a case for the great electrical detective, Sherlock Ohms.
Re: "binge watch TV shows for 12 hours straight"
>>Apparently you've never flown over an ocean, or had a delay or layover that's lasted more than a few hours.
I prefer a non-battery dependent paper based entertainment delivery device instead of sitting there drooling whilst infusing whatever mindless pap comes out of the screen directly into my brain.
Re: Operation haystack...
>>If they can legally keep my entire internet footprint I should make it as legally large as possible
Just imagine if the bots suddenly developed a penchant for visiting websites where Terrible Things™ are displayed. Quelle horreur!
"It wasn't me m'ud, it was my bot wot dunnit."
A legitimate defence if ever I heard one.
We're all guilty now
the threshold is about 500 quid in cash where the cops can confiscate the money
Outrageous and utterly predictable. Still this must be the world we want. Thanks to Michael Howard, Jack Straw, David Blunkett, Charles Clarke, John Reid, Jacqui Smith, Alan Johnson, Theresa May, Amber Rudd. A roll call of shame, if ever there was one. Chisellers and oppressors they are to a (wo)man. Is there one decent, uncorrupt name on that list?
Re: No KDE = No Mint for me
Ya mean where it says "As the distro announced in October, it also contains the last KDE edition of the project."?
I did and read the word "last" and that means when there ain't no more KDE in Mint, I'll be gone. KDE was the only reason for my initial dalliance.
Actually, distro tart that I am, I already left. Straight into the lizardy embrace of SuSe
No KDE = No Mint for me
Prolly have to move back to Slack
When I move house...
Google was recording the locations of routers to make it easier for Android phones to find out where they are when they detect the same WiFi network, and this is something relatively uncontroversial which iPhones also do.
...taking my router with me that will make a mockery of that particularly obnoxious freeloading means of location.
Re: Oh Joy?
>> a complete list of user names can be exposed simply by poking the URL:
Yikes!! Sometimes I wonder why I bother, I really do. What a POS.
Wrigley's spearmint anyone?
I mean, when was the last time you asked for a packet of chewing gum and mistakenly received a mouthful of Colt 45?
Re: And everything will ether have a GUI update or functions removed.
BB >> sigs are pointless
Too right. My email signature includes both landline and mobile numbers. Nobody notices. People still ask me for them.
Re: @Loyal Commenter "It is bad for everyone else..........."
>>Uber is an example of predatory bandit capitalism at its very worst. They are no example of freedom, they do not enter a market to disrupt it, they enter it to destroy it and impose their own interests on the remains.
What you said. For one shining naive moment back when t'internet was taking off I truly thought it was going to put consumers directly (ish) in contact with producers. Now it's increasingly a market place dominated by big money and thuggish middlemen.
Re: Damn it, 1984 was not a How To Guide!
It's about time people stopped using this line.
I think I first spotted a variant of it last century. It ain't original and its utterance marks you out as a failed wannabe wag.
Only allowing cookies from the page domain - that which is displayed in the browser address bar?
I've probably said something extremely stupid there, haven't I.
So, what is new?
All the basic everyday "magic" was sorted by the end of the 20th C. Photography, telephony, radio, television, audio and video recording, computers, internal combustion engines, etc. What we have now are the results of incremental improvements to those.
It's not surprising that as the "optimum" is approached, the graph of improvement over time starts to level out. All the low hanging fruit gets taken. The law of diminishing returns kicks in.
Unless something completely new, akin to the discovery of electromagnetic radiation, comes along then I guess it's just shaving a bit off here, adding a bit there and getting marketing to call the result revolutionary for the next few years.
Re: I must be missing something ...
For me it was KDE 3.5 or thereabouts that hit perfection. Everything was so easy to use. Even Kontact email / calendaring worked great. It's just about getting back to somewhere near now in KDE 5 but the devs seem still to be antagonistic to the idea of a good user experience.
Who'd be a web designer?
...because though it might be MS's fault, it's our problem.
Re: RIP Voltaire
Down the echo chamber of my mind comes the phrase, "I agree with Nick."
Re: Like the idea, but...
Look at it this way. In the olden days a square wave would be generated with discrete components, transistors, resistors, capacitors, diodes, etc (talk about unnecessary complexity...)
Those "olden days" of which you speak, they're my days, they are...
</wipes rheumy eye>
I fully get the point about ease, convenience and all the rest. It just strikes me as ironic that as a result of progress, it now takes millions of transistors to do the work of two.
Like the idea, but...
...using an Arduino just to generate square waves? That's a fully fledged computational device doing the job of a simple astable multivibrator.
Everything these days seems to have an extra layer of unnecessary complexity. I must be getting old.
Re: firmware update
Light bulbs with firmware? FFS!
Re: One day I will perhaps understand
When I was younger, how I laughed at those further along life's highway than I with their craving for 150W lightbulbs. Now, as presbyopia sets in and a wide open iris results in unfocused images, I too seek out ever brighter illumination...
Re: Smart things need smart solutions!
Or even make the light switch the clever thing...
I love reading about this stuff, but it makes me realise that I can't understand it and never will.
Good work - carry on.
Anything you want - you got it!
I for one welcome our spooky overlards. They have the guns and the trained thugs - who am I to disagree or antagonise them in any way?
I've written and rewritten my response to this piece about 5 times now... I've even quoted Bob Dylan's My Back Pages, and I still feel that there's something relevant there.
My considered opinion is that there's nothing to be gained here. I genuinely cannot understand the complete and utter condemnation of Damore's original transgression. Those who can understand why it's such an egregious piece or writing are so certain of their rightness that they are unable to countenance the need to explain their position.
Apart from the undoubted sincerity of Kieren on this matter, I take away nothing to help me grasp why he says what he says.
Re: This is a good thing
Little by little, bit by bit. Something is being taken away from us.
At one time the stated role of the ASA was to ensure that adverts were "legal decent honest and truthful". Now, it seems, they wish to control both the message and its manner of delivery so that their social engineering ambitions will be fulfilled.
If my mind has to be raped then I'd rather it was done by voracious capitalists - I know what their agenda is - to screw as much money out of me as possible. I know it, they know it. But this insidious abuse of power just makes me want to puke.
Re: Just make it subscription.
Give that a short haul flight is the equivalent of 20 years' recycling, the more money that can be taken from the poor to stop them making ludicrously bad choices and endangering the planet with their pathetic need for holidays in the sun, the better. Up the license to double its present value and bring back the workhouses!
No one needs to watch TV...
I don't, haven't watched TV for years. Don't use iPlayer or any catch up services either.
If you can't do the time, don't do the crime.
Re: It's called fascism, I mean "progressivism".
I'm with DAM here. The let's "re-educate" everybody until their opinions fall into the Venn diagram of acceptability is kind of scary. Got to have all the unwashed conforming to the latest group think, no room for dissent.
Surely the equitable way of dealing with this would be under contract law? She'd already promised to let out the property and was reneging on that agreement.
Re: Purley ?
Damn! I wanted to say that..
Re: Just like to point out..
"That while this bug sucks, it may not effect all users of systemd with those versions."
Thanks! A timely reminder that this stuff is written by journalists, technical journalists, but journalists all the same. Also that most commentards have headless chicken with dysentery syndrome.
God it's good to see these cocky upstarts suffering. Especially marketing types who need taking down a peg or two.
Re: Here is an idea
Me too. It's not as if it's hard to connect a server to the internet and have it accessible from everywhere.
But someone makes money?
If the video goes viral, many people are entertained. Should people not pay for their entertainment? Somebody probably gained something, I don't know, from advertising alongside the video?
Was the reason for the popularity merely the dancing baby? Or was it the combination of the efforts of the music makers and the proximity of a jiggling sprog? If it was the former then a silent video would have done, or a nice piece of royalty free music pap. Otherwise, why should YouTube, baby's mother and all, profit from this and the musicians not?
Freetards the lot of you!
Clueless & arrogant
Picked up a virtually unused book for £1.49 from a charity shop. Researched it a bit on my mobile, trying to please myself about what a bargain I'd got, how much money I'd saved. Now ads for that book appear every time I use the browser on my phone.
Too much Sherlock Holmes, Google chaps. In reality there is a limit to what you can infer about future intentions from past actions.
>> The first CD I ever listened to was Ashkenazy playing a Beethoven piano concerto on a pair of Stax electrostatic headphones.
Why didn't he use a piano?
It's not the ads, it's the tracking
I really hate how, without an ad blocker, your searches follow you around from site to site, from sidebar to sidebar. By all means put something in front of my face, I probably won't buy it, but keep your nose outta my browsing habits!
Chrome works better
I use Chrome and Firefox on Linux. I realise the usual caveats about Google's slurping of data but for El Reg, Amazon and my banking websites, Chrome works better with less glitches and less unpredictable behaviour.
Usability and reliability trumps principles when you've got to get stuff done. Sad ain't it?
Who gives a stuff what teenagers think?
Inexperienced, idiotic onanists, the lot of them. They should be kept in their place and encouraged to keep quiet. Making them feel like valued members of society with a valid contribution to make will only lead to trouble.
Nothing new here
Yes, I devised a similar scheme several years ago. I knew it couldn't be original as all of my inventions to date have suffered from the same fault of having been thought up by someone else before.
Yes, it is all shit, isn't it.
People claiming to have just invented stuff we've all been doing for years.
Re: Containers all the way down
>Isn't the point of an operating sytem to provide process isolation whilst offering standardised services?
...seems that way to me. Sometimes it appears that the whole IT thing is one big circular re-invention of the wheel. I must be getting old, time to get me coat, shuffle off and tend my rapidly whitening beard.
When I tried to watch the ad on the article page I had to watch another ad before I could see the ad I wanted to see.
Unless someone acts quickly this could rapidly spiral out of control.
Re: It's got a cat in it...
Beat me to it! Damn you.
Any relation of the late lamented Hugh, by any chance?
Re: Just to be clear...
>...data are plural...
My thoughts exactly.
It is kind of worrying that they can't tell the difference between 1 and more than 1.
...don't know they're born.
Re: @Reg Number of electrons != current
Form an orderly coulomb....
Sympathy for the devil
...the authorities, that is.
Let's face it, if the terrorists were of completely sound mind and intent on doing domething naughty with a wi-fi network they probably would not have named it such. Then again, are terrorists who believe in the 72 virgins etc in possession of the complete picnic? I'd say, probably not.
So, given the nature of the adversary, it's probably a good thing if matters like this are acted upon and investigated. If only to deter the hiding of things in plain sight.