Re: I already have a solution...
....pink noise generator....
Is that the entire Frankie goes to Hollywood back catalogue on loop?
8070 posts • joined 5 Oct 2007
....pink noise generator....
Is that the entire Frankie goes to Hollywood back catalogue on loop?
Spot on. What you're seeing right now is the speculators filling their boots. This is courtesy of the FUD from the remain camp supplying enough by way of market nervousness to make market manipulation easy.
The EU doesn't give a rat's arse about Spain. Germany on the other hand......
If you look at how much DE sells here and compare that to the opposite direction, they really would be cutting off their nose to spite their face by getting into a trade spat.
As the EU commission's answer to German industry saying "Jump" is invariably "Yessir, how high?", the outcome here is a foregone conclusion.
Hmm. ISTR that the market is about the only thing that magsafe plugs didn't set on fire...
Too damned right. Working as an expat in Europe I was horrified to find that the retailers' commitments ended with stamping the warranty card. No liability at all, it was between you and the manufacturer.
If the manufacturer didn't have a local service centre for bulky items, you were truly fucked.
The EU tried very hard to foist this system on us, but those few countries who already had superior rights in place (like us) refused to countenance this. We still got lumbered with two years' warranty liability rather than the open-ended "fit for purpose" provisions of the Sale of Goods Act which often, in court, became more than two years.
The problem is, as usual, with the fact that EU legislation has to be rigidly framed for Code Napoleon rather than allowing the picky detail to be thrashed out by the judiciary as Common Law allows.
 e.g. If you sell a phone on a two year contract, then to be fit for that purpose it must last at least two years.
Well, as yours appears to be incapable of understanding the concept of infinity in the first place, the word "our" is misplaced in that question.
The problem, though, is lack of third-party applications.
Hmm. In the corporate world, that could be considered a plus. Having your users unable to install "unapproved" applications, rather than continually stomping on the ways they've found of doing so, could save effort.
....if someone does this with valves I'll be truly impressed!
Er, you have heard of Tommy Flowers and the Colossus?
Presumably that's why this is only a "plausibility argument".
(I'm guessing that's much the same thing as a plausible argument, but translated into American Engrish.)
Yes, but the Canadians have been getting away with looking pointedly at the ceiling and whistling tunelessly whenever the subject comes up for a long time now.
You have to say that, purely from an engineering view, they have a point about Browning.
There aren't many engineers whose basic designs are so perfect and simple that, with minor changes, they are still the de facto standard in the field 100 years later.
Regardless of what you think about guns, Browning was a ruddy genius.
......ultraconvergence will be the new black.
Then we've got a load of neologisms for superlatives to look forward to.
Unless Craig Wright takes his mask off revealing that, underneath, he is actually Satoshi Nakamoto.
 Mission Impossible style.
Rant away about the "EUSSR".......
I'm not entirely convinced that's a rant. It's got a
PolitburoCommission of appointed cronies surrounded by their toadies that wields all the real power and stamps on anyone or anything that threatens it. It has a DumaParliament that exists only to rubber-stamp its superiors' decisions while its members draw a "greedy banker" style salary and benefits package to ensure they STFU and toe the line.
It also has a
secret police forcesomething called "Eurojust" to step on any journalists, auditors or anyone with a sense of decency who get close to the truth and destroy any vile bourgeois recidivist liesevidence while they're at it.
The resemblance is actually uncanny, to the extent that I reckon anyone who hasn't spotted that the EU is hell-bent on becoming a totalitarian oligarchy must be blind, stupid or both.
... was fined £300, ordered to pay £405.98 costs and a £30 victim surcharge.
...and if the contacts weren't worth at least a grand to you, you wouldn't have bothered snaffling them in the first place.
McDonalds and NFC. That was always a perfect storm of security fuckups in the making.
Too right. You could end up getting your dick sucked off.........ah........hang on........
Surely it's hipsterspik for "online media genius/god" and everyoneelsespik for "twat"?
With a bit of luck they'll go on strike and the global index of good taste will undergo a temporary, but measurable, improvement as a result.
I dunno. You spend 50 years waiting for a gravitational wave and then two come along at once.
Lizards have two dicks, so they're twice the wanker he is.
The fix would be to adapt the three rocket motors so that they could increase thrust to compensate....
Presumably that actually means adapt them so that any two of them could increase thrust to compensate for a failing third.
Personally I'd have thought that, given the nine on there, adding the capability to use another of the "spares" instead might be a simpler fix.
Again, the networks could do something about that, if they gave a shit.
Don't allow roaming registrations from SIMs issued by networks based in countries that don't participate. The countries concerned would then be looking at either doing something, or having their networks bleed to death from being unable to sell into the corp market.
IMEI blacklisting notwithstanding
....and there's the problem. If the networks made even a half-arsed attempt at IMEI blacklisting, mobile theft would go the way of the Dodo overnight.
 Which would start with actually working out the IMEI last associated and blacklisting it whenever a customer says their phone's been stolen, rather than just cutting a replacement SIM and letting that be the end of it.
Yes, but you only have to be gullible to shell that for an iPhone.
You have to be astonishingly, gob-smackingly, mind-bogglingly gullible to pay that for an Android device, especially one hamstrung with that god-awful Samsung UI. It's not like there isn't plenty of choice out there.
I see you're trying to piss a fuckton of money up the wall. Would you like help with that?
Well there are now. Those are the fat bastard smokers who can't afford to buy a new car, boiler and solar panels and so are getting royally fucked by the tax system.
Blair and Brown made "tax the poor" trendy, but I think it's getting a little out of hand these days.
If only they'd thought to stick a fruit logo on it. Then it would be Chinese crap that "just works".
The slight snag would be that it would have cost twice as much.
Of course, were it not for the EU they'd be allowed to prominently stamp "Made in Cornwall" on the packaging of real Cornish pasties. Before anyone says anything here, stamping such on something that came from elsewhere would fall foul of a variety of legislation that's been around since forever.
The EU does not allow origin discrimination of that nature on goods, hence the need for the "protected origin" scheme and the roomfuls of bureaucrats to administer it.
Or in other words, this is a typical EU bureaucratic solution to a problem entirely caused by, er, EU bureaucracy.
They probably don't really. Everything I've looked at recently that allegedly "supports POP" tends to reveal that everything's still there on the server after download.
Real POP has an advantage. No data-scarfing bunch of bastards get to hang on to your mail longer than is absolutely necessary.
 Connect to the same service and mailbox with an IMAP client and it's all magically still there, despite having been through the download 'n delete POP process.
Nice hat. Is that actual tinfoil or some eco-loony hemp substitute?
....at the mercy of your manufacturer and phone carrier to approve and distribute these updates, which
may take some timeis never going to happen.
I've said it before and I'll say it again. With the notable exception of the Nexus devices, you'll get one OS version upgrade. Two if you are very, very lucky. Security patches? Yeah......right........good luck with that.
Surely it's cheaper to hire some no-questions-asked type to blow the useless, parasitic little shit's brains out?
I always think that if more people actually did this, these problems just wouldn't exist. At all.
Now that's straight from the other side of the pond.
There's nothing the septics love as much as a classic tinfoil-hat, big guvmint conspiracy.
Reports that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg’s social media accounts have been hacked should concern us all.
Well it made me laugh like a drain.......does that count?
Only if you pee WD40....
The truth that dare not speak its name here is that people are actually the same, regardless of colour.
There are racists of all colours and pretending it's a uniquely white thing is racist by definition......
You can't change anything yourself.
There are no third-party apps for it.
It's makers handle all the updates, over which you have no control.
There are no games for it.
Surely the Windows Phone market is now so small it's not worth launching a competitor?
So, more a one-man-and-his-bitch operation then?
Apparently not the first ever. However, the competition it was built for required STOL performance at low speeds, which H-P achieved using their own system of slots and flaps. While it was one of the few entrants that actually turned up for the Guggenheim competition and one of perishingly few to meet the requirements, it didn't win due to the usual Yank protectionism in aviation.
HP noticed that the Curtiss entrant was using an unlicensed copy of the H-P slot system and complained. Curtiss responded by pointing out to the US government a mouldering WW1 vintage law prohibiting the import of non-US aircraft and had the H-P aircraft kicked out of the country....(!)
Amazing what you can find out using Google and some idle curiosity to follow up leads.
 Yes the same Curtiss legendary for being repeatedly sued by other early aviators, including the Wright Brothers, for copying their shit. You have to suspect that H-P had a point.
 In that particular case, the patent suit led to an advance. The Wrights sued over Curtiss' copying of their wing-warping system. Curtiss got around the Wright patents by inventing the aileron......
Not just them, I've just spent a merry time with a relative's Dell which did exactly the same thing with self-resurrecting shitware.
Nuking the OEM partition and then sorting out the sulks-rather-than-boots behaviour afterwards did the trick.
Dell are staying on my shitlist.
Except you might as well just get your phone out of your pocket.....
Or you could ditch the daft, geeky feature list and go with something sort of retro / steampunk. Maybe purely mechanical, with little gears and a way you could see them?......(looks at own wrist).
Well that'll be 'cos the former was a PDA while the latter is a phone.
Oddly enough nobody ever managed to make PDAs sell as they only appealed to seriously anal business types (i.e. the ones who think having an MBA is actually cool) and geeks with absolutely no life whatsoever.
Mobile phones are a mass market thing and mobile phones that do other things as well are a logical extension.
....use Telegram. Fewer people listening.
Last on that round here was that world+dog was listening in to it, courtesy of it being written by Russian s'kiddies who thought rolling their own crypto would be kewlness!!11!!!
That's: "What do you call a van driver who hangs around with musicians?".
Oh, I dunno. Somewhere in there they described hip-hop as "art".
I reckon Andrew's personal opinion has it against that of a bunch of tasteless idiots.
If you want people to do anything other than laugh at your CPUs with integrated graphics, try buying nVidia. That way you'd have something worth integrating......
Considering the figures being bandied about that the EU may well screw them for, you'd have thought they'd be anti.
Unless, of course, those figures are peanuts compared to how much they're winning via the EUs porous corporate tax system........
If they ever hire an actual journalist, rather than someone who knows cut-n-paste and has a bookmarks folder full of "right-on" websites, the world will probably end.