End an investigation into bribery with... a bribe ?
Corporate accountability, anyone ?
467 posts • joined 23 Mar 2007
Kids, eh ?
I bet she'd like to put that one behind her... but I'm wondering if it was the mention of autism that gained the cheater a free month on XBL. That's a reward, isn't it - and not a punishment which you kinda might think was more deserved ?
Microsoft... They didn't need to make such a (frankly worthless) gesture. Now it seems like they've done it simply coz the kid was autistic. Pull your pants up Microsoft, no need for that.... You caught him, you've got the evidence. Let the moany-mom eat her humble-pie in public. Job done, case closed.
RROD were caused by Forza 2 (when it came out).
They were also caused by GTA IV (when it came out)
Also caused by Gears of War 2 (when it came out)
Also caused by (whatever is currently popular).
Co-incidence. Get it repaired (and yes, it's a shitty thing that happens, it happened to me) and move on. It's no more kinect's fault than it is watching Sky player, playing Red Dead Revolver, or whatever else you were doing when it struck.
I've updated the software on my TV a few times since July. Part and parcel. Not a problem, nothing to see here, move along etc.
One would hope the base OS itself is actually verified before installation. Understandable that content isn't, of course. Still don't regard this as an issue to get me worried
Looking at their list of afflicted applications, it matches with what I have on my Panasonic.
Sony have their own walled-gardens of course, as do other manufacturers.
The article confirms that the TV in question contains no actively listening services (quite rightly, why would it). Their whole premise appears to be based on the fact that they have redirected the TV (through local DNS redirection) to retrieve manufacturer-supplied scripts that have been doctored.
Rightly, as no authentication is performed on the source of these scripts, they are able to rewrite them as they like and do what they will with them. The TV in question accepts them as authentic and then the fun begins. So of course they can change things in these circumstances.
Frankly, if my home network has been compromised to that degree, then not getting youtube on my telly is the least of my worries.
That said, interesting article. I think it's of more use as an educational jumping-off point, give some people some ideas on how to customise or open-up the walled gardens the manufacturers have locked them into. Nice bit of fun in other words :-)
The NHS has really missed a trick here. Should have got in some of the action to get the money's worth !
Patients with erectile dysfunction ? "Look ! Do what he's doing !"
Couple with boring love-lifes ? "Look - do what they're doing !"
Junior gynaecologists ? "Look, that's what one looks like - once he gets his head out the way !"
Trainee hospital porters ? "Clean up on bed #7 !"
Micro-biology department ? "Study this - bet you can't tell us what she had for breakfast !"
but what would you put on the insurance form: Act of God, or "fillicide" ?
Maybe J has been acting up and Dad has him on his last warning or something...
" Get back there and have that second coming you promised "
" In a minute! Gonna level up on COD4 "
" Do as you're told! "
" No! You're not even my real Dad ! "
" Right, this is what you've got coming - and don't say you weren't warned, m'laddo !! "
*zap* etc etc
Pity they're not totally over-subscribed at my exchange then. Youtube before 11.30 pm? Forget it.
In the space of an hour, I'd see speeds ranging from dialup (yes, I know) to 700k/s. Evenings were a joke, webpages are fine - but forget anything apart from that.
Waste of time here, I'm afraid! And all the speedy-carrots in the world won't make me change back.
How is content filtering the issue here ?
We all know that what is in that email is PROGRAMMED to be there. It's not an accident, someone has written code to both output and purposely hide that information.
How should this be the laid at content filtering ? Surely the issue is "idiot coder at the keyboard, spitting credit card numbers out" ?
"Passengers must not be selected on the basis of personal characteristics (i.e. on a basis that may constitute discrimination such as gender, age, race or ethnic origin)"
Does that mean "she's got big bangers, get her on it!" is out as well then ? I dunno - today's Britain. No matter what your job is, someone is withdrawing the perks...
I've no plans to fly any time soon, ladies, so no need to rush in on my account.. Although in this temperature, I don't believe results would be worth getting your mates round the monitor for. Sadly.
Unless the systems have photoshop as well ?
I think you'll find that the reason the image was pixellated is because Nessie was almost-spottable through the bushes in the background immediately surrounding the Stig.
Stig/Nessie-spotters are therefore welcome to stay at my nearby hotel, in order to clear this mess up. Some rooms still available, book early to avoid disappointment.
Bring your own towels.
....uses automated crawlers to download "hundred of thousands" Oracle's materials at a time, "causing the databases which host the Software and Support Materials to freeze...
Nice one, Oracle - you aren't admitting that your support database can't handle some automated crawlers without freezing, are you.. ?
Metalink is slow-as anyway.. Not the best of systems from the users-endpoint. IMHO.
This sounds like just the ticket ! I was going to buy an iPad, but knowing there's a smaller, more voicey-version just around the corner makes me determined to grit my teeth, gnaw my thumbs and tweak my earlobes until it arrives.
Is there a shipping date yet ? Where can I put down some sort of deposit on this mythical device ? And am I OK to tell all my mates I'm getting one ahead of any formal announcement ?
Ah feck it - I'm off twittering and facebooking all my friends with this tale of technological-triumphery !
(Sorry, gotta run - phone's ringing and bubblewrap needs bursting..)
Who in their right mind would want to see 3D adverts in a supermarket ? Leaving aside that it's ADVERTs for second (because we all love adverts shoved under our noses), how bewildering would it be to be actually walking around and having 3D objects leaping off the shelf at you ? Folks would be falling over left, right and centre.
Moronic. Might work when I'm sitting down and stationary (and yes, I did "ooh" and "ahh" at Avatar), but no way do I want to walk about with this stuff in my face...
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