> And I imagine most people have their door key on the same keyring as the car key.
I think most of their target customers already have cars with keyless start and keyless entry.
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> This abandoning of the presumption of innocence is a more drastic blow against British values than anything terrorist organisations could manage on their own. It's a major indirect victory for them.
"Indirect victory" you say that like indirect victories aren't their aim. Terrorism isn't direct action, they cannot possible kill everyone who disagrees with. Indirect victory is the only type of victory they can achieve and every indirect victory is a real victory..
> Why "since 7/7/05"?
> Why not since 6/7/05?
> Well because the number then jumps from 36 to 82, which doesn't look quite so rosy
@Gif1, 82 vs 36, doesn't look a great deal less rosy. Still pales in significance to the deaths caused by road traffic accidents, smoking, air pollution, domestic violence (probably).
> That's called cherry picking the data to support your argument.
Not as much as picking a 6/7/05 as the start date. Would have been simpler if he just said in the past ten years.
Terrorists are not fighting a war that they can win.
ISIS are never going to be in control of the UK.
However, if we change our behaviour, policies, laws as a disproportionate reaction to a perceived threat, they can change our society and our way of life.
Besides which, it was a van they used to run people down not an internet connection. We should be calling on van hire firms to do more (obviously we shouldn't, that is just preposterous, almost as preposterous as...).
1. They could sue the individuals, but it would be too costly. So they lobbied for rights to sue the ISP (presumably, but in all honesty I don't know that much).
2. The roads are owned by the 'government' (I don't know if it is local or national government) and they aren't going to write laws that allow them to be sued.
The solution then is either for the ISPs to be nationalized or for the ISPs to get better lobbyists than the RIAA/MPAA
According to the BBC, you're not far of the mark. Not sure what the world is coming to when the BBC have more technical details than El Reg.
> Staff had to collate discrepancies in a spreadsheet, rather than automatically, when tallying final results, said chief executive Steve Gowers.
> A resulting investigation found that the underlying data, the actual numbers of votes in the database, was correct - but the counting software was not reporting it accurately.
> The decision was then taken to disregard the system's ability to collate results from each constituency - querying this data was instead done by programmers.
> "The manual part of the process meant that we took the output of those queries and put them into a spreadsheet to add them up," explained Mr Gowers.
> Attackers had harvested open source information on staff, and is thought sources say to have hacked Mattel in order to understand its corporate hierarchy and payment patterns.
What is 'open source information on staff' and what does 'Attackers... is thought sources say to have' mean in English?
Do you honestly think that anyone here doesn't know what SQL injection is?
> Sounds like yet another company preferring youth to experience and paying the price yet again.
Just as likely that it was a very experienced lazy idiot, infact probably more likely. If it were written by some inexperienced youngen, they'd probably be using some trendy framework that made SQL injection very difficult.
> Is that the same team who volunteered all of their IP addresses to various blacklists and refuse to listen to my complaint that I was not advised of this before taking out my contract? As a result it's basically impossible to run your own outgoing SMTP server on a Three data connection.
I doubt they provided a list to the blacklist providers, more likely the blacklists listed them based either on the rDNS or perhaps the IP whois (the latter is unlikely). You can't really hold Three liable for the actions of various blacklist operators, it's not like they are accountable to Three or anyone else. Do you have a static IP? Can you get the rDNS changed? Without an rDNS that matches your forward DNS and suitable SPF record, your mail is likely to be rejected by a lot of servers anyway.
True, but surely it would be nice if it could use NTP to get the correct time for those 5 clocks. Also, whilst I can't see how it would help with proper cooking, it might be nice if you had a ready meal and could just snap the barcode with your phone and set the correct time and temperature.
Just a comment about the Podcast. One of the parties stated that it would be no good for companies which have email retention policies, in order to meet compliance requirements - as Google *could* delete mail without the companies consent. It kind of misses the point that if your an organisation that is required by law to archive emails, surely you put your archiving solution on your server(s), where no-one except specifically authorized individuals have access.
> (what happened to silent mode? It seems that vibrate only is the best I can get now).
1, Press either of the volume buttons.
2. You will see a slider, under which you'll see the words: None, Priority and All
3. Press None or Priority - depending on whether you want to hear priority calls and priority notifications (you can set what is classed as 'priority' elsewhere).
4. Leave 'Indefinite' selected, or choose a time limit.
You will still get visual notifications, but you won't get any sound or vibrate.
> You miss the point that Google is being deliberately bloody-minded by smugly claiming to "do the right thing" whilst sticking to the letter of the law, rather than its spirit.
Maybe it is my failing, but I don't understand the phrase "sticking to the letter of the law, rather than its spirit". Laws are written in letters. If the law makers make laws, where the letter and the spirit are not one and the same, whose mistake is that? If I wrote a piece of software, would it be reasonable for me to complain that the compiler was following the letter of my code and not the spirit? If I gave an order to an employee, whose fault would it be if they did as I asked rather than what I meant to ask?
I was going to rant about how using the terms 'the victim' and 'the male' - surely it should be alleged victim, and how does 'the male' differ from 'the black person' or 'the muslim'.
That said, if you are correct and there was a copy of the Daily Mail in the house, then I can see that it makes a lot more sense to use 'the victim' rather than 'the alleged victim'. Now that I think about it, the Mail's "weapon" of choice was a knife, which makes perfect sense - after all, there is no more evil and subversive "weapon" than a knife (in the eyes of the Daily Mail).
> Whilst the legal definition of driving is:
> "A person shall be held to be driving a vehicle when they have control over the direction and
> speed of the vehicle"
> which means basically, if you are sat in the driver seat, engine on or off, you're driving that vehicle
> (Stated cases again uphold this point), it's only an utter bastard who'd do someone for it.
I wouldn't count on that. Certainly in my car, just being sat in the drivers seat could not count as driving, I am confident that I could defend that. Unless the ignition is turned on, the steering is locked as is the 'gear' selector (I can't move it out of park). Can't really be classed as in 'control over the direction and speed' when the car un-steerable and immovable. Being sat in the drivers seat is no more driving a car than being in possession of a set of keys is. That said, given the way that our legislation is going, it won't be long before it is a crime to be in possession of a bottle of beer whilst in possession of a car key.
> However, considering the Police is all about targets and figures now, sometimes it's not so hard
> to use common sense when effectively your job is on the line and bills have to be paid.
> In that scenario, it's not the cops fault, it's the heirarchy and the councils and finally the
> government for demanding so much.
I've heard better excuses than that on benefit street.
> (Didn't really make the news that we've just had all our public holidays taken away from us
> without consultation. Two a year, Christmas and New year, that's it.)
You get (got) public holidays?
Isn't it hearsay?
The father could have argued that he didn't tell her - she knew that he was suing them (that much is public record) and that they were now going on an expensive holiday. She might have deduced that there had been some settlement and she might publish her suspicions. All we know is that someone he knows, has revealed information that happens to coincide with the truth of the situation.
Surely they need proof that the father disclosed the information.
That's not a KVM, it is a cable for an HP multiport KVMoIP. If there is a KVMoIP on ebay for £10, it'll be second hand, faulty and stolen.
BTW El Reg (I know it been said), KVM Switch, seriously? We expect that nonsense the iPhone loving technophobes at the BBC, you guys really should know the difference between a KVM-switch (http://www.misco.co.uk/product/174751/LINDY-2-Port-KVM-Switch-Micro-USB-VGA) and a KVM-over-IP (http://www.onevideo.co.uk/adderlink-al-ipeps.html). Also you should be able to find a "security expert" who knows that a KVM switch would be no use for remote access, unlike a KVMoIP that is designed for that purpose.
Would you give the tax man a few chips? I have an idea, rather than pay the tax man money, I'll use a small amount of that money to buy potatoes and oil, make chips, by which time the value of the potato will have increased (after all chips are more expensive than potatoes) and I can give the tax man the chips and keep the rest of the cash. How does this affect soup kitchens? Will the destitute be required to fill out tax returns for the soup they consume?
How about if the tech companies opened up their canteens so that anyone with access to the site could get free food - employees, contractors, customers, tax inspectors. If it is available to anyone, then it is not a staff benefit - at least, not any more than using the loos or breathing the air conditioning is.
>> It was far too expensive for a games console, perhaps yes, but for many it was also the cheapesst
>> blu-ray player at the time, so actually made economical sense to get one.
>> Or at least, that's how I rationalised spending that much money to myself.
That's the key. All they need to do is think of something new that nobody wants or needs, make it really expensive and include it for less on the console. Can't go wrong.
>> But it's also not very difficult to mug a defence-less little old lady, however that doesn't mean one should get away without prosecution for doing it.
So, when are they going to rename the DoD to DoDLOL (Department of Defence-less Little Old Ladies). Or perhaps they could call it the Defence-less Department of Defence - DDoD
Do you remember the 'plane mounted laser/ray gun articles El Reg used to run? Maybe the should combine the two. Give the commercial airliners ray guns so they can fight matches with napalm.
BTW, my take, there are 10 incidents per day, 3,650/year, yet no substantiated reports of real damage. I think this is just something that annoys pilots more than anything, perhaps because it interrupts their sleep.
>> That's wide enough to light up an entire cockpit, with an intensity that's comparable to a camera flash.
So pretty much like drive down an unlit motorway, and having an idiot with full beams on behind you? Or driving down a dark road, when a speed camera flash someone on the opposite side of the road? - except that there is nothing to crash into and you have autopilot to do the real work.
>> no VM customer receives download speeds of less than 15Mbit/s
I am sure lots of VM customers get less than 15 Mbit/s. Whether or not they expect to is a different matter. , my 60 Mbit/s connection has dropped to less than 2 mbps on a few occasions - generally fixed after a few weeks.
Perhaps it should be "no VM customer expects to receive download speeds of less than 15Mbit/s". Or "no VM customer receives download speeds of less than up to 15Mbit/s". Or "no VM customer pays for download speeds of less than 15Mbit/s"
Difference between "up to" and "could" is that someone, somewhere, will be getting the "up to" speed. However they cannot say that you will never experience buffering again, as that is entirely out of their control. There will always be at least one streaming service which does not have sufficient bandwidth to meet its users needs. Unless of course they mean 'say goodbye' in the same way that you say goodbye to your kids when you drop them at school in the morning - i.e. in the full expectation that you will be saying hello very shortly.
That said, I often go for days or even weeks at a time without seeing any buffering on my VM connection. But a few hours on the phone to India and a couple of days waiting in for the engineer, usually fixes that.