YouTube Launches Ads You Can Skip
I flatly refuse to use SeeSaw.com now, because of the obnoxious forced ads, and their buggy (due to DRM) implementation. Often, their video will bug out, you have to restart the whole thing - and sit through the same Windows 7 commercial I have already seen five times. I already own Win7, so the adverts just makes me angrier each time I see them.
WD Launches 3 Terabyte HD
That's even more data loss to worry about when it goes wrong :) I like my RAID array, but if I didn't have it I'd be afraid of using a single huge drive.
Simple Virus For Teaching?
That reminds me of something I did when I was a bit younger. I was leaving the company that day anyway, and some dude had been bugging me for months. At some time previous I'd shoulder-surfed the IT departments "test" account, which I logged onto on an unused PC in the office. I created a simple .bat file
net send annoyingguy "message i wanted"
Or something along that vein. I can't remember exactly how I made it work, but possibly by leaving the PC on, monitor off, when I left work the last time.
The boss knew the people I went to work for so it didn't end well for me, but looking back it was incredibly funny and the couple weeks out of employment turned out to be very beneficial to my career in the long run.
I heard a couple months later from some old co-workers that it took IT about two days to figure out and in the meantime, old mateys account was unusable.
Live and learn I guess. Was still funny, and incredibly basic.
Police Officers Seek Right Not To Be Recorded
Suprised reading over the comments that nobody mentioned that photographing or videotaping of police officers is illegal in the UK. Is it a crime to take pictures?
Yep, you guessed it... Terrorism.
From today, anyone taking a photograph of a police officer could be deemed to have committed a criminal offence.
That is because of a new law - Section 76 of the Counter Terrorism Act - which has come into force.
It permits the arrest of anyone found "eliciting, publishing or communicating information" relating to members of the armed forces, intelligence services and police officers, which is "likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism".
Google's Chrome OS To Launch In Fall
For those who want to avoid the Slashgear page.
BBC To Make Deep Cuts In Internet Services
I replied earlier in the story saying how a TV licence man saw my TV, I explained it, and I still don't pay the licence fee.
I have had the opposite experience. I don't have a TV. When I did it was attached solely to a games console. Every time I wrote them a letter saying I don't watch TV and wasn't going to pay a license. They send the boilerplate "A rep will come round to check" but never did.
You don't happen to live in student accomodation, "affordable accomodation", a council estate or a hostel do you? I've lived in some of those, and boy do the TV licence guys have a field day. A lot of people admit they watch TV, they incriminate themselves - so lots of bonuses I guess.
BBC To Make Deep Cuts In Internet Services
you can get access to the web stuff without a license I believe but you have to not own a television.
This isn't strictly true. My flat gets zero terrestrial TV signal, though I do own a television which is used for TV-OUT, DVDs etc. I had a TV licence man knock at my door a couple of years ago, he noticed the TV and I explained the situation. I didn't hear from them again for about a year, I just have to remind them of the circumstances. They're OK with it.
Not a fan of their guilty until proven innocent stance in general though.
Google Makes $500M a Year On Typos
I'm sure that Google requires as a condition of their AdSense program, your site contains at least some content. They manually review sites before you get accepted into the AdSense program.
Unless of course you use their Domain Parking option.
Analysis of 32 Million Breached Passwords
Agreed. We use an old accounting system called JDE, which has a caseless, mandatory 8 digit password - no more, no less. It forces a change every 2 months. You could pretty much calculate anybodies password by taking their surname, and their length of employment. So Joe Bloggs who worked for the company 3 years would likely be bloggs18, for example.
They would be better off allowing us to keep one $EcúR3 password for the duration of employment really.
Real-LIfe Distributed-Snooping Web Game To Launch In Britain
I know that in the UK it is now illegal to photograph police officers going about their duties, this probably applies to government officials also. This was touted as an "anti-terrorism" measure of course, but it suggests to me that they didn't like the idea of peaceful protestors recording brutal police tactics, for example.
EVE Online's Fight Against Currency Farmers
Unless you happen to be warp scrambled, your ship does enter emergency warp to a safe spot on disconnect.
Is Alcohol Killing Our Planet?
But more importantly, why you going after beer man? Not cool.
Slashdot Launches User Achievements
Gmail Adds 5 Second Send Rule
This reminds me of a time when a colleague and I in the same department had handed in our notice, he was off work that afternoon, and I was stuck with the manager. She kept going on about this, that, the other etc and telling me how to live my life basically. I was so annoyed, I thought I'd drop my mate an email describing the situation.
I intended to send it to his gmail, but the autocomplete tricked me - I sent it to his work email. I realised immediately after I pressed send, so this feature could have been useful then. The manager was monitering his email as was the policy when someone was out of the office. Her face dropped, and I could tell it had upset her. I was just lucky that a) I was leaving soon anyway, and b) not said anything overly offensive. :)
Packing Algorithms May Save the Planet
I heard a story once, that Amazon use a certain size/shape of box, usually oversized for the product, simply because they can pack in a van more easily and efficiently.
Google Earth Uncovers Secret UK Nuke Base
I came up with a secret nuclear bunker, too.
Experts Say To Switch Browsers In Light of IE Vulnerability
...probably won't. Most uneducated users that read the article will probably be of the mindset "oh, it won't happen to me".
Microsoft Researchers Study "Cyberchondria"
IANAD, but I know several personally, and also from trips to the GP. From what I gather, they quite like that a patient researches the symptoms and mentions this to the Dr. They don't like a patient coming in and saying, "Doctor, I have this illness and require this medication." Self diagnosis is a useful tool for any medical practitioner, but self medication can always be dangerous. A profesional opinion is something that can't be read or learned on the internet.
A side note, I had dinner with a couple last night who are medical doctors and have been practicing for over 30 years. I asked the question, "What when either of you are ill, do you diagnose each other, yourselves, or what?" They replied that they may well see an out-of-town doctor. Reason being is that if they diagnose themselves or each other there will always be some bias. If they see a colleague who works in the same practice as them, the colleague would know their private business.
Ethical Killing Machines
On a smaller level, societies where people own guns are usually more peaceful ones. Why? Because people can see them. Just the threat of being shot is enough to deter people from starting shit.
Name any African country (as well as most American ones) and you should quickly find a problem in your statement.
Integrating the Web Into Games
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