Thrifty, Anonymous Benefactor Backs Up BBC Websites Before They Go Dark
Thanks to the unique way the BBC is funded, this doesn't matter. Money, money, money!
(In the UK, if you own a device that can receive TV signals, you HAVE to have a TV license which the BBC gets funds from)
T-Mobile Slashes Fair Use Policy, Says Download At Home
I am with T-mobile and it is my first ever contract phone. I went in to a shop and specifically asked for their cheapest tariff with unlimited internet access (Flext 30). It was more expensive than other options but I was happy with this because I wanted a plan with unlimited internet.
So basically, what I pay is absolutely no better than anyone else? Is this grounds to cancel my contract without a fee?
What really takes the piss is that they say to do "that stuff" on my broadband connection. 1) Don't assume I have broadband. 2) Don't tell me an alternative solution to you fucking up my current one.
Gamer Plays Doom For the First Time
^ this :)
I played Doom 2 before I played the first one and it got me in the exact way you describe.
The demo that played in the background of the title screen was the 'Circle of Death' level and I remember thinking "How is the person playing this level able to cope?" It was traumatic just watching it! I struggled enough with the early levels and it was very much a case of....
Run in room
Get enemy attention
Run out of room
Hope enemy walks out on his own (which didn't happen most of the time because of the simple AI!)
Seeing a Keycard in the middle of a room, all on its own less for a flickering light.... You know what's next, you know you have to get the key card, but still you stand there hesitating.
Is StarCraft II Killing Graphics Cards?
I've played lots of games that have been too intense for my graphics card to run at 60fps. That is the game was pushing them to 100% of what they were capable of. Don't remember CATCHING ON FIRE because of it.
Poor story? I think so.
Data Sorting World Record — 1 Terabyte, 1 Minute
In third place, with a time of 01:02.305 is Sort United.
In second place, with a time of 00:58.112 is Team Sorted.
And in first place, with a time of 00:59:836 is UCSD!
BP Caught Photoshopping Disaster Response Photos
Causing an environmental disaster is one thing, but this... this... I'm sorry it's too much.
New Xbox 360 S Uses Less Power, Makes Less Noise
This might be considered a stupid question but...
The performance of this version will be the same as before, right?
Mars500 Mission Begins
Reminds me of the big train sketch
From 0:15 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u80ZMJSyEzo :D
Secure Communication Comes To Android
I've been using it on my android devices since I first got a G1. Hell I even used it before then on a bog standard landline phone...
"Hi it's Chris, the Satsuma is flying without wings beyond the crust of the BIG APPLE pie."
BT Gets Exclusive Rights To OnLive In the UK
Between 2am and 4am and if you're lucky 10am and 12am weekdays.
I had BT Broadband in Canterbury and jesus christ was it awful the rest of the time. I've used Sky broadband not 200 metres away in another house and it's pretty damn good all of the time, that or maybe my expectations of ADSL have been lowered so much it just seems damn good.
Creating a Better Facebook
First everyone hosted their own site themselves (I believe this was the case? I didn't really do that part)
Then everyone had sites hosted elsewhere (geocities)
Then everyone had a page on a single site (facebook)
Soon everyone will have their own facebook (diaspora)
And then everyone will have their own... everything on their own server... kinda like Unite by... Opera! Always two steps ahead
Mozilla Reveals Firefox 4 Plans
1) Have your monitor shake and blow air in your face while opening a browser.
2) Add some motion blur when scrolling a page.
3) Lower your desk. Generally, the closer to the floor you are the faster it seems. I am using go karts as an example.
4) Make ALL youtube videos play at 2x speed except for videos about rival browsers, which shall be played at 0.5x.
Scribd Switches To HTML5
So from a clients perspective (mine in this case)the HTML5 experience is slow whereas the flash experience is reasonably quick.
And from the server point of view HTML5 is slower as well...
HTML5 - Served by app04 in 1.168 secs. cpu: 1.100
Flash - Served by app10 in 0.482 secs. cpu: 0.420
What's the point then?
Hollow Spy Coins
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You too can store things INSIDE your very own SPY FOLDER. Features include
Store things inside.
Keep things separate from other things that are not inside your SPY FOLDER.
All this and more!
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Ubuntu Gets a New Visual Identity
Bitching about themes, reminds me of those TV programmes where a presenter or two show a couple various houses in the hope that they will buy one.
They roll up to the house, walk into the living room and say "no, i don't like the paint, or that chair, that dog looked at me weird."
NEWS FLASH - CHANGE IT.
No one uses Ubuntu because it's brown. FACT.
Printing Replacement Body Parts
No doubt if the machine is $200,000 the print cartridges will be $600,000 and still only use three quarters of its ink!
Anatomy of a SQL Injection Attack
Thanks for the response.
By the sounds of it I am sanitising as well (though not good at explaining it!).
I've made my own framework that expects an email address for a field marked as email, a date for a date field and so on.
Should I Take Toyota's Software Update?
I like it, from this day forward, I will stick with the unknowns I currently don't know, rather than the unknowns I could potentially not know.
I mean, better the devil you don't know now, than the devil you might not know when and if something happens, that's the saying right?
My stomach hurts, I don't know how serious it is but I won't fix it though, because fixing it could lead to other problems.
Something of my code doesn't work as expected, hell, at least I know what might go wrong instead of all the possible wrongs I could meet from fixing it.
Hell, i can't believe I've been living my life so wrecklessly!
Anatomy of a SQL Injection Attack
I create a security object that stores $_GET and $_POST as arrays and escapes all the contained details, once this is done i blitz both $_GET and $_POST so they cant accidentally be called within the programme.
From this point to call a get variable you need to call $security->get('name');
This object also checks for dodgy content like scripts and the like and further down the line, each input is checked for proper formatting.
Im wondering though, what else should I be doing?
Scaling Algorithm Bug In Gimp, Photoshop, Others
20 years of image processing wasted, just like that! Spose I better start again...
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