Not sure how much the parents have failed in their raising of children - from what I've seen the people believing any old rubbish they read tend to BE the parents, and their parents.
79 posts • joined 9 May 2016
From the Department of WCGW: An app-controlled polycarbonate lock with no manual override/physical key
The perils of building a career on YouTube: Guitar teacher's channel nearly deleted after music publisher complains
Corsair's K70 MK.2 does nothing a cheaper keyboard can't, but the steep price gets you top-notch components
I got a Corsair Strafe a few years ago, for about half the price of this. It has Red switches, and also only red backlighting, although also per-key programmable. Expensive keyboard, but one I expect to be using for many years to come - and given the cost of the PC I was building at the time, it felt well worth buying a very nice keyboard (and mouse, G403), since that's how I interface with the thing.
It's very well made. I will happily recommend it and other Corsair products to anyone.
"I’ve spent $2,000-plus on a specific pair of shoes that retailed $170" - and *that* is why scalpers exist, because people like you will spend that money and make it worth their time. Stop feeding the bastards, stop buying cards for twice the price on ebay, and this won't happen.
And, as Tech Jesus (Steve Burke of Gamers Nexus) says, don't buy because it's new and shiny, buy because you actually need to (or rather, can justify) upgrade.
With a million unwanted .uk domains expiring this week, Nominet again sends punters pushy emails to pay up
Intel NDA blueprints – 20GB of source code, schematics, specs, docs – spill onto web from partners-only vault
ZFS co-creator boots 'slave' out of OpenZFS codebase, says 'casual use' of term is 'unnecessary reference to a painful experience'
Tech's Volkswagen moment? Trend Micro accused of cheating Microsoft driver QA by detecting test suite
Well of course he posted it publicly, what's he supposed to do, "hey guys, looks like your doing dodgy stuff" "oh yeah sorry we'll just fix that". Nah. Going public is the only choice he has.
Also, 18 years old and already doing this kind of stuff and presenting DEFCON and BlackHat? He's someone to watch (and I mean that in a complimentary, non-FBI-y way).
UK judge gives Google a choice: Either let SEO expert read your ranking algos or withdraw High Court evidence
I recently read some talk of "not being reliant on foreign powers for technology" - well guess where *all* of our electronics come from already? Sure, Maybe Cisco or Intel designed them, but they're all Made in China (I concede that exceptions may exist).
I don't disagree with being careful with national infrastructure (remind me who paid for Hinckley Point C?), but I'm not a fan of paranoia or protectionism.
You're not Boeing to believe this: Yet another show-stopping software bug found in ill-fated 737 Max airplanes
Don't trust the buggers
Or if you must, verify.
The whole plane should be re-certified, not as a minor upgrade but as a whole new plane, before being allowed to fly. And lots of people should be fired and forbidden from working in aerospace again. Fucking up when it gets someone killed - or in this case lots of people - should not be given second chances.
It bothers me that seemingly petty crime like this gets a fairly heavy sentence, but crimes that to me seem to have caused far more harm get far less, or are simply not prosecuted at all.
And sure, Camelot spent 230k on dealing with it, but that doesn't at all mean that it was actually necessary. And perhaps they could and should have spent rather less had they fixed the holes beforehand.
Internet Society CEO: Most people don't care about the .org sell-off – and nothing short of a court order will stop it
Remember the Uber self-driving car that killed a woman crossing the street? The AI had no clue about jaywalkers
Microsoft Surface users baffled after investing in kit that throttles itself to the point of passing out
Hack-age delivery! Wardialing, wardriving... Now warshipping: Wi-Fi-spying gizmos may lurk in future parcels
It's official! The Register is fake news… according to .uk overlord Nominet. Just a few problems with that claim, though
Boffins debunk study claiming certain languages (cough, C, PHP, JS...) lead to more buggy code than others
Man drives 6,000 miles to prove Uncle Sam's cellphone coverage maps are wrong – and, boy, did he manage it
how many posters here in support of PDP joined just to make that post. No doubt some would attribute this to his "army" of supporters.
I have essentially no opinion on him, since I know little about what he does, apart from that I find it to be of little interest. Mass printer hacks are more my thing.
Dreadful lying people
They once actually sent someone round to my parents. He walked past my father in the garden and dropped a "we missed you" note through the open door. Bastard.
I cannot fathom how the sending of letters as nasty and threatening as they do (and sometimes even containing flat-out lies) is legal - if I were to do it, I would rightly be classed and punished for harassment.
Re: Thanks for the God Mode tip
I find the biggest problem to be the glued-together piece of crap that is settings on Win10. There's there Settings app, in which individual settings are in the most bizarre places (notifications are in "system", app permissions are in "privacy" instead of in "apps"). Then there's still the old control panel we know and love, with a few things removed, or even still there but disabled. (startup in msconfig is now in Task Manager, but with the tab still there and a helpful link - why move it then?)
is currently running 17134.228. Either I bypassed that one (I often have Battery Saver enabled, which stops updates, because MS's "8 hours" is a flat-out lie) or never had any problems. For which I thank the gods daily, because MS just can't get this right. I love thew device, I just hate all the problems I've had with it.
He just happened to buy the one with a dud pin? Fuck off.
This ought to be counted as fraud, although writing a definition might be difficult. Obviously padlocks aren't supposed to be unbreakable, but harder than trivial would be good. The alternative is to say market forces make bad products disappear, but how many will see this for sale in a shop and buy it without checking up on it?
It doesn't have to be opt-in or opt-out in the way it's often used, where an option is preselected. It's quite possibly to have radio buttons, which if used HTML-style do not have a default one "clicked". The user MUST make a choice, and cannot simply click next. This seems much better for the privacy conscious, since it's not a default setting, and better for Canonical than opt-in because a default of "off" gets them hardly any useful data.
Taking it personally?
It seems the author may be doing just so.
That said, the article is a good one, and makes a point that too many seem to forget: "the media" is seen as some shadowy group of people who conspire to do evil.
Also, Twitter is not a good place to hang out for peace of mind. Alfie wouldn't approve. Those who regularly use it seem to think that those they encounter there reflect the broader population, which to me does not seem to be the case, for both the left who encounter the right, and vice versa, along with those who dislike being labelled as either.
Much as I admire Musk, he has an alarming tendency to get annoyed about things and then start a new company to fix the problem. I'm not sure this is a good idea.