* Posts by Max

7 publicly visible posts • joined 24 Jul 2007

'Spam-friendly' domain registrars named and shamed


@Anonymous Coward

Anonymous, relax my brother!

Everyone who frequents El Reg knows that you have an opinion on EVERY SINGLE TOPIC that appears here, but there's no need to be nasty to other users.



Black widows: Coming soon to a kitchen sink near you


Bah. Easy solution.

www.killsbugsdead.com !!

German methanol unit wins Pentagon portable-power prize

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This sounds promising - 2kW/hr from a mere 4 kilos of gadgetry is quite an achievement. If this technology truly becomes field-proven (and chances are it will, being deployed "in the field") then all kinds of non-military gadets could benefit too. I seem to remember a methanol-fuelled laptop though, I think from Toshiba, and that was utter crap. Let's hope this thing really works.

Ransomware Trojan code break 'impractical'



According to this: http://www.f-secure.com/v-descs/gpcode.shtml an automated decryption solution is already available from f-secure?

Second Life will dwarf the web in ten years


Is Captain Cyborg involved in this evil scheme?

Ah.... I have a feeling I know where Rosedale is really coming from. He is just a cyborg minion created by the infamous Reading University Cybernetics department.

Here's how it goes. When Sadville has become so "successful" that it needs a hundred million servers to operate, those servers will draw so much power, the atmosphere is going to heat up until our First Life becomes unbearable.... and then Linden, with the help of Captain Cyborg, fits all "subscribers" with cybernetic implants to turn them into huge "human batteries" to further power the growing serverfarm... until our only reality is the simulated one.

YouTube video-fingerprinting due in September



Alan, the problem with your idea would presumably be that the system will need a "fingerprint" to start off with.

No matter what clever, fuzzy algorithms are used to compare uploaded videos against the copyrighted materials: the source material must presumably be available for fingerprinting in the first place.

Even Google won't come up with a way of somehow detecting footage that shows "kids being beaten up". It's an extremely difficult problem for a computer...

Google in crusade against neckties


Fit body, fit mind.

C'mon, it's no miracle: a fit mind lives in a fit body. A sluggish body often has a sluggish mind. I'd much rather do business with someone who's come from the gym than someone who's just spent two hours feeding his gut. The only problem is that there are so many suits whose egos might be offended by someone physically and mentally sharper than them, hence the disadvantage for the T-Shirt in the corporate world...