* Posts by Ralara

25 posts • joined 21 Jul 2014

IT knowledge is as important as Maths, says UK.gov


My IT classes...

in high school consisted of using ClarisWorks.

I also got suspended once for "hacking" the school network and "crashing the systems". The IT manager said he had to stay in all weekend to fix it.

All I tried to do was copy a 50mb video file from a network share to my local folder as the connection was too slow to stream it.

I wonder if IT standards have improved since then.

'Tech' City hasn't got proper broadband and it's like BT doesn't CARE


two and a half minute film...

How big was it? If it was a 4K size (like for an advert or something), uncompressed for editing, you're looking at over 100gb.....

Anonymous: Snap on that Guy Fawkes mask, we're marching against child sex abuse


oh gawd, they're gonna start naming and shaming. and if they name the wrong people.... /o\

Scientific consensus that 2014 was record hottest year? No


Re: Cut the sh*t!

100km of a city within western Europe?

heh good luck.

Spammers set their sights on WhatsApp – that's that ruined then


I thought whatsapp was free? Didn't ask me to pay for it last time i installed... tho maybe it got that info from my google account.

Hollywood vs hackers: Vulture cracks Tinseltown keyboard cornballs


Re: CSI?

"GUI Interface"


"although using one of the private ranges would be pretty good."


Anyone who knows that above 255 is not possible, knows 10, 172 and 192 (et al) are private. You'd still have the voice in your head pointing out how silly it is. And someone might try to do something stupid on a 10, 172 or 192 range (i.e. at work) and get fired.

It's 2015 and ATMs don't know when a daughterboard is breaking them


Re: Free-standing ATM

well they have tracking devices in them now.

Hubble 'scope snaps ENORMO SPACE ERECTION: Pillars of Creation 20 years on


Re: Usual taunt.

6500 years ago, actually

Parliament face-sit-in to spark mass debate on UK's stiff smut stance


Re: Shop door

What an ignorant post.

firstly, the Internet is not a high street. The analogy is flawed as there's no logical connect between them. You don't wander down a "street" online. You go to a search engine. Most people use Google, Bing or Yahoo. Browsers default to them, phones default to them.

They all, by default, filter adult content. However if you search for very specific terms or turn off the content filters (something you have to do at least 2-3 clicks to accomplish - i.e. not by accident, you'll find adult material.

You have to be looking for this stuff, to find it. A 7 year old looking at Frozen music videos (or whatever 7 year olds do) is not going to accidentally run across inter-racial midget bukkake fisting parties.

You say maybe it should be "moved away from the newsagents" ? Like TOR ? You want to move porn to something like that? El Oh El.

Schools, mobile companies and ISPs should just turn on family filters by default. If you want it unblocked, it's unblocked. Problem solved. Except it's not because the kids will find a way around it anyway. They always will and always do. And have done since time began.

Pub time for NASA bods? Orion spacecraft test launch called off



You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Mozilla makeover to boost Tor torque, capacity


Well considering the BBC link to it and encourage people to use it...

The ULTIMATE CRUELTY: Sandworm uses PowerPoint against Swiss bank customers


Re: Olé olé olé

Not necessarily to calculate stuff from the presentation itself but we've had status boards on plasma TVs which flip between powerpoint slides which use OLE to have some graphs / data change as the spreadsheets themselves change - allowing for "live" data, as long as you refresh the powerpoint every day or so.

Clunky but some companies don't have budgets :(

Samaritans 'suicide Twitter-sniffer' BACKFIRES over privacy concerns


Re: With all due respect

The Samaritans are a UK charity (not sure if they work in other countries) which provides free assistance and help to those suffering from depression. They have a phone line you can call at any time, manned by volunteers who will listen to you.

If you're a fan of Star Trek, imagine a charity of Guinans.

Unlike PETA or other "extreme" charities / organisations, the Samaritans haven't ever really done anything wrong and they have no ulterior motive as far as I can tell.

For some people, especially those who are isolated or extremely introverted, they are the only form of human contact available and therefore provide a very much needed and valuable service.

This idea ... their heart is in the right place but the implementation is a bit... eh.

ICO warns UK broadcasters over filming using drones


Re: Where's me 12-bore?

"I really don't see these things taking off in a big way"

Don't bother telling people if you lose their data, say Euro bods


Hmm :/

Virgin Media blocks 'wankers' from permissible passwords


Re: finian

"the more heinous crime is that Virgin constrain the password length to 8-10 characters."

Which means they're probably not hashing them /o\

Japanese boffins invent 4.4 TREEELLION frames per second camera


Re: We're gonna need a bigger hard drive...

25 fps I think for cinema films... and at that rate, it's about 5800 years to watch one second of captured footage.

Imagine The Matrix bullet time at THAT speed ><

Brit kids match 45-year-old fogies' tech skill level by the age of 6


"tech savvy"

no. They can download some apps is all. Maybe better than older adults can. But they're not "tech savvy". They don't know how any of it works (just as most adults don't, either).

BAD VIBES: High-speed video camera records your voice from trash


Re: Er....

X-Ray laser?


doesn't need to be a big red spot.

Robot cars to hit Blighty in 2015


Re: Don't know what the AA are on about

They're on about if lots of cars are out and about and automated, their services wont be needed so much any more.

Captain Kirk sets phaser to SLAUGHTER after trying new Facebook app


Re: I object


18,000 Apple employees could get bite of profits with class-action lawsuit


Re: Hey APPLE!


I would bet my month's salary that you fell for a troll.

Climate: 'An excuse for tax hikes', scientists 'don't know what they're talking about'


I think...

Unless you're a climatologist, the only honest answer you can give to those questions is "don't know".

People think their opinion is valid because it's an opinion. It's special to them.

No it isn't. The only people who DO know are the people who study it and work on it. No one else is qualified to give an opinion - literally. At least, an educated one.

You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary


Rather millions on e-mails than millions on more restrictions.

I don't even know what "[my] e-mail address" is. My BT one?

Never used it. Wouldn't care to know how, either.


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