191 posts • joined 8 Jun 2012
These are the most unfixable devices on the planet. Want to replace a bad battery after a couple years? You have to remove 52 screws to get there, but none of the screws are on the outside. They used roofing tar or some such nightmare adhesive to put the two halves together. Oh, once you get to the battery, it's still glued to the freaking back of the case.
I was going to say think bic lighter, but the lighter would be far easier to fix so never mind. How about those ink tags they put on clothes as a theft deterrent.. it's like fixing one of those.
He then pretended to be the hero that saved the day by "discovering" the kill switch?
Stop being a jerk. First, he tried to remain anonymous until somebody outed him. Second, if you're going to set yourself to be the nerd hero, you don't code a kill switch that any jerk with a godaddy account and a hex editor can activate. He fully admits he stumbled into it.
But hey, if you need to dump on him to make you feel better about yourself, I guess that's what you're gonna do.
Re: FEMA? Why FEMA?
There was a FIRE at the site, too. Fires are an emergency. That's why FEMA was involved (the E in FEMA).
Uh, no. The governor of the state in which the disaster occurs must declare a state of emergency and ask the president for help before FEMA gets involved.
House fire, no. Volcano eruption, yes.
Happy having Amazon tiptoe into your house? Why not the car, then? In-trunk delivery – what could go wrong?
Re: Would love to see the look...
"For those unfamiliar with the ADO17 - imagine what you'd get if a chrome bumper MGB mated with a chronically obese Dalek - let Pininfarina loose on it for a while and you have the 1800 and 18/85"
While I appreciate your trying, it really didn't help so I'll just take your word for it.
the disgruntled surface owners website
somebody let the admin know they have been hacked. No, I don't want or need to install an updated version of flash, thanks.
I'll assume the grammar problems (unlike those found in the comment you're reading right now) are due to trying to type on a flickering touchscreen while in the freezer.
Re: we have spirit yes we do we have spirit how about you
"Complaining that there are too many laws is rather like complaining that there are too many lines of code in a program when all that's really needed is a "Do What I Meant" button."
Not exactly. Complaining that there are too many laws is rather like complaining that there are too many lines of code when the same thing can be accomplished using fewer lines of code. The user interface has nothing to do with it.
Unless you and your 14 downvoting friends are federal prosecutors, I'm pretty sure you missed the point (if you are, then you probably got it but don't care since you're more likely to be promoted than held accountable). If federal law is going to span 96 bazillion pages, another bazillion isn't exactly going to cross over that blurry line of human comprehension. We passed that one a long time ago. So basically either define the law or fack off. You can't have it both ways. The word "can't" rather than "shouldn't" is just wishful thinking to those of you still not getting it. Or denial. Whatever.
If ignorance of the law is no defense, maybe there should be an alternative. Defense, I mean. Or you know, like, fair.
The spirit of the law is a euphemism for ambiguity. Ambiguity is step one in the prosecutorial overreach handbook. Go read Three Felonies a Day by Harvey Silverglate (or some other helpful amazon suggestion) and get back to me.
I am not unreasonable.
we have spirit yes we do we have spirit how about you
If Jay Clayton wants to wear a cheerleader's outfit to work every day that's cool, but the spirit nonsense should end right there.
US federal law now consists of about 96 bazillion pages worth of codes, which together span nearly 34 zillion volumes. If the spirit part ain't in there, either add it in or let it go (preferably the latter).
P.S. If people are dumb enough to invest in a strip club just because they accept bitcoin for tips, then so be it.
Re: Did He Have An Option ???
Until you go to court how do you know it's illegal?
You don't, which is exactly and precisely the point. People plead out instead of going to court for a reason, and this is it. Call it creative prosecution, prosecutorial overreach, or whatever... it shouldn't be ok for the so called good guys to pay informants and witnesses, threaten friends and family, "make examples" of people, and most importantly be free of any accountability or responsibility after the fact.
Hit them with what they deserve, but do it without being worse human beings than they are (too much to ask).
the asshole test
If you ever find yourself "making an example of" anyone but your own damn kids, guess what?
I say this knowing full well my uninformed knee-jerk reaction might mean I'm also an asshole, but at least I didn't destroy anyone in the process. I'll click-through now... and if it turns out I'm wrong I'll drop back in to admit exactly that (unlike any federal prosecutor that ever lived).
Re: A venerable workhorse
Of course there were cases of 4-engined aircraft losing all 4 engines - the most famous being the BA 747 being flown by Capt Ron Moody through a cloud of volcanic ash - but there are very few.
Eric Moody, not Ron. And he made the best in flight emergency announcement in the history of aviation, by the way.
"Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain speaking. We have a small problem. All four engines have stopped. We are doing our damnedest to get them going again. I trust you are not in too much distress"
Re: 'Smart guns' - an inherent failure
Why is it everyone outside the USA can see what the problem and solution is, but is seems no one inside the USA can?
One possibility might be that you aren't as smart as you think. Do you know how to unring a bell? How about 400+ million of them? Japan has restricted gun ownership since the 16th century and banned them flat out since WWII. In other words there weren't any guns there in the first place, so shut the hell up about Japan already.
And please let us know when you smart guys decide to come down off your high horse and invent a time machine. We'd like to book a seat on the first available flight back to when the 2nd amendment was still relevant to the discussion (about 399,999,999 guns ago).
P.S. Rather than a show of hands, please just click the downvote icon to indicate your lack perspective. Thank you.
now hiring coders for new OS development
I need a couple dozen devs willing to work for peanuts now and filthy effing rich compensation levels later on, and I need them asap. I'm not going to get into the details here, but suffice it to say my new operating system, Portholes 3.1, will be virtually litigation proof. Or at least as far as this scumbag patent troll jerkoff a-hole in the article is concerned, anyway (which is almost reason enough by itself).
If you hire a contractor that isn't worried, both you and the contractor should be fired.
They clearly aren't very confident about how well they wrote their software then, if they're worried that it's vulnerable to terrorists. Someone ought to push for an independent review of it all, just in case, before they're allowed to deploy the network.
Yep? Try nope.
Hey popular know it all comment guy, unless you and your 27 friends would like to post your full, complete, and unredacted network documentation right here for everyone to see, you are full of crap.
Not fit for the purpose? Whatever. You're not fit for the purpose.
And don't call me shoeless.
With the way you guys are cramming updates down our throats these days, if you brick anything of mine, well, your stores sure do have a lot of glass and, well, bricks will be bricks. Not really. Really. No, not really. Well, you never know.
Seriously, I'm not going to upgrade my damn phone when I'm 3000 miles away from home, you egotistical effing morons. So shove off.
How to not get pwned on Windows: Don't run any virtual machines, open any web pages, Office docs, hyperlinks ...
Re: bovine fecal matter!
this points to exactly a failed backup and recovery methodology...
Maybe, not exactly. Unless a lot more than one user clicked the wrong thing at the same time, the principal of least privilege failure comes first, then the disaster recovery failure.
But there were probably a few more before either one.
Zubarev is betting... lower price tags will lure mid-market organisations.
Lower price tags-- right up until a version or two from now when he:
1. removes core functionality
2 adds a handful of synthetic barriers
3. kills the perpetual license option in favor of annual rent at twice the price.
Hey Zubarev or whoever, if you need to raise prices then do it, but don't be effing weasels about it. Whoops, too late.