“But theft is still theft"- ?
32 publicly visible posts • joined 26 Mar 2007
"Where the bloody hell are you?"
The reason for the action now is...a snatch of "Down Under" is used as part of the Australian Tourist Board's "Where the bloody hell are you?" ad campaign. Its massive. And I'm betting Colin Hay gets a tiny little royalty payment every time the ad is aired. So it'll soon mount up.
Rich pickings to be had for a foxy lawyer.
There's definitely some major sample bias going on here- as others have said, there's no reason a 3 yr old machine should be less secure than a brand new machine- IF!!- they are running the same O/S and applications and patched to the same level! There's nothing inherently less secure about a slower machine- if its infected with a virus, then that virus will just run more slowly, the same as any other app thats running.
I would leave to see just how they chose the machines to be included in this study. Were the older boxes forgotten about wrt patching? Were they running Win98? Who knows- Intel weren't saying.
Big pinch of salt to be taken with this.
Can I ask all of those who posted a sensible comment here- and there are many, though many were AC- to actually do someone about this and write/email/fax their bloody MPs and if possible Jacqui Smith?
This is too important to ignore. Wholesale criminalisation of men, victimisation of women.
"Our internet investigations team, internet service providers and the police are well aware of encryption technology: it's been around for a long time and is commonplace in other areas of internet crime."
Its also commonplace in....
Public/Private key technology.
Some forms of computer account logon
Some forms of wi-fi technology
etc, etc, etc...
Hmmm... a browser launch? On Windows?
Seems strange, until you consider that Apple have no office suite as such. Might it be a trojan horse for a suite of hosted applications via Ajax? This would make sense, if you think about it. The much-rumoured Apple Office has not yet materialised, and there's a palpable push on just now in the serviced application arena. And, of course, if Apple launched hosted apps that rely on Windows ActiveX or similar, and then MS pulled that rug from under them by 'updating' IE so that the apps got broken... what better way than to have your own browser?
What makes these guys think that those denied of buying from CD-WOW will
then want to resume paying their over-inflated prices?
Its my experience that you dont usually go back to paying a higher price when you've paid a lower one. Its just counter to human nature.
I feel instead that those affected by this issue will either a)not buy any more CDs from 'major' retailers, or b)use torrented files.
Wouldn't this be a great solution (eventually) for an internet gaming firm? Imagine:
-no state-of-the-art PC needed for a start, so no need (as a customer) to keep up with the hardware curve. All thats needed (!) is a high-speed, QoS-equipped internet connection, some kind of display, input devices, and audio in/out
-patching becomes the responsibility of the hosting firm- which suits them down to the ground, as then there's no need for Punkbusters, etc, and they ensure that all players are on the same platform and are evenly balanced.
(This also enlarges the possibility of true league gaming, a bit of a gaming nirvana, as there'd be no need to congregate players in a physical location, as is done at present. It could be centrally-hosted, remotely-accessed.)
I know I'm blueskying a bit, cos I've tried this out myself and hit snags. At present, there's no way to hook any of the 3D API's into a screen-scraping solution (at least, there wasn't for DirectX and OpenGL a year or so back) so this remains an immediate challenge for near-realtime screen updates.
But it will come.
I generated an auction recently and, fed up with the amount of Nigerians spamming me, I intended to use the words "I will not entertain requests to pay via Western Union" in the listing.
No dice. The Ebay client continually refused to allow me to post the listing, citing some vague error message.
Eventually, after googling, I stumbled on the answer- remove those so-offensive words "Western Union" and all would be well.
"Customers not so fond of start-ups have a few options to route around Woven. You can wait for 10Gig E costs to come down. Or you can hope that Fibre Channel over IP/Ethernet standards evolve quicker than planned."
Indeed. Or, we can wait for Cisco to buy them. In about, what- June?!!?