981 posts • joined 1 Mar 2007
If you've got an in-house cloud, you should probably turn the humidifier off.
Wouldn't a *REAL* anti-Facebook action be to go down to the pub and chat with your mates?
Re: Excuse me, but...
and there was me thinking it was a phone with a dodgy battery!
Re: " instantaneous response to changing conditions is required, such as lighting management"
Most of the lights in my house are compact fluorescents - they seem to have a delay of getting on for a second or so before they do much anyway!
I could rub two boy scouts together and get a fire going quicker than some CFs come on ------------------------------------------------------>
I haven't opened up a PC keyboard for a long time, but do they still have an 8048 or similar 1970s-ish MCU core controlling them?
Re: nice surface
"Perhaps the problem is that it really isn't rocket science and instead of rocket scientists they should maybe be talking to engineers from say michelin or pirelli."
Wouldn't like to think what the AA call-out fee would be if they got a blow-out!
too late for Alan Shepard to continue his interplanetary golf tour.
De Halve Maan brewery
Great brewery - they do a lovely tour and excellent beer.
Brought home as much as I could carry on my last trip to Bruges
where do they process their data?
It would be appropriately ironic if they use cloud computing to discover there are no clouds.
Re: "Sea-Me-We"... seriously?
Will they be filling the sea with that 'special chemical' they put in swimming pools so they can find data leaks?
Re: Where are the crims?
"I can't see the black hats hacking into wifi stats simply to play around the temperature. They shouldn't be able to, but its hardly going to be a major draw."
If my downstairs neighbours had an IoT thermostat I might...
mmmm... underfloor heating
"are you referring to the British Leyland motor vehicle"
The face of a GTA player if all they get to drive is a Metro ------------------------->
Re: To all conspiracy muppets out there
"Showing proof to a conspiracy theorist just demonstrates to them that the conspiracy goes even deeper."
Of course nobody ever landed on the moon. Someone just sent some Nvidia chips back in time to 1967 and the whole Apollo programme was simulated in a graphics workstation.
Re: What a total rip-off!
"CST 100 does come down on land, using airbags to cushion the landing."
If they're anything like as bouncy as Pathfinder's landing airbags, will the CST 100 be a boing boing boeing?
Apparently El Reg did put in a bid, but NASA pointed out that none of their astronauts were only 3 inches tall.
I don't have any iThingies...
so, can someone with more knowledge of such things than me please explain why Apple needed to come up with a tool just to remove a particular set of tracks from one's account?
Isn't a delete function a fairly universal feature of operating systems these days?
Paris because... she probably knows about as much about iOS as me! ------>
Re: Remove U2
U2 removal tool...
I believe an S-75 / V-750VN combination is the traditional tool of choice.
The BBC version of the story, which has a snapshot of the removal tool states
"Users who remove the album and do not download it again before 13 October will be charged for the 11 tracks if they subsequently try to add them again."
Bono: "look at it this way... The blood, sweat and tears of sone Irish guys are in your junk mail". Is that sanitary?
Sounds like Apple need to get the telephone sanitisers in.
Time to get worried when this app requires:
- your clothes
- your boots
- your motorcycle
Re: It's all about the screen size @SuccessCase @Russell Hancock
"How does the merchant know how to send you the goods you have ordered (in situations where you order physical goods) if they are not given your name and contact details?"
You mean the goods you just put on the counter in the shop? I thought pay-by-bonk was designed for small payments (up to about £10/€15/$25-ish) for services or products in-store as an alternative to shoving your card in the slot and entering a PIN. If it's for a larger amount or something to be delivered I'd expect more security than just waving the card over the reader.
Re: OnePlus One - FM Radio...
There's one on my Xperia SP.
Re: Apple Marketing misses a beat.
Isn't it standard form at Apple to take parts of their website offline during their product announcements?
Re: "What will Apple reveal tomorrow"
"some people read Kim Kardashian's press releases."
People actually ready those? I thought they just looked at the pictures!
Re: "What will Apple reveal tomorrow"
"A wearable device to fit over the eye ... called iGlass"
and when it's discovered that it ruins your sight, they'll release a new version called iPatch.
I wonder if the scale is inversely proportional to how much of a beating you get from the average mugger for wasting their time when they discover how pants your phone is.
Probably the sort of lifestyle that involves waving it around with the screen on beacon-like in a poorly lit street.
Re: Interesting list.
Depends on one's personal hygiene.
Re: This topic
The Telegraph wasn't shy of printing a picture or two...
... and they're still waiting for someone to light the barbecue.
(runs away and hides from my Brazilian girlfriend who's good at lighting barbecues).
Re: Marketing fail... err, translation fail
It comes from ουρά rather than ούρα - so it's the tail eating serpent of many ancient mythologies rather than the piss drinker you are suggesting.
for the sub-heading
"Are we not calling them ISIS anymore?"
According to that bastion of truth, Wikipedia, since they were formed in 2004 they've been called all sorts of things...
Early 2004 Jamāʻat al-Tawḥīd wa-al-Jihād, "The Organization of Monotheism and Jihad" (JTJ)
Oct. 2004 Tanẓīm Qāʻidat al-Jihād fī Bilād al-Rāfidayn, "The Organization of Jihad's Base in the Country of the Two Rivers" and described by the West as "Al-Qaeda in Iraq" (AQI)
Jan. 2006 "Mujahideen Shura Council"
Oct. 2006 Dawlat al-ʻIraq al-Islāmīyah, "Islamic State of Iraq" (ISI)
Apr. 2013 "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant", also known as "Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham" (ISIL/ISIS)
June 2014 "Islamic State" (IS)
The last name change to piss of the US who had decided to settle on calling them ISIL in May 2014 (that reason's probably not strictly true!)
If nothing else, at least they're keeping their stationers in work reprinting letter-heads for them at regular intervals!
Is there a Punch and Judy show?
Re: bad poetry, bureacratic nonsense....
Have an upvote for beating me by seconds to a Hitchhiker's Guide reference!
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum
seems to have learned everything he knows about poetry from the Vogons.
Couldn't they just....
show it in a different colour?
"Some of its users were a bit thick" ----------------------------------------------------->
Just so long as it doesn't take 12 hours to deliver my beer!
Is it just me...
or does everyone have The Dam Busters March playing in their head when they read this article?
Re: Decision Inverter
I think you mean an exclusive OR gate.
"So, the IBM board may be able to catch a fly for its dinner."
obviously has applications as a debugger then.
Re: So chatbots wired to lie dectectors make more effective HR droids.
"This looks like a very bad day for HR droids."
It would seem these aren't the droids the US government is looking for.
If a link is there on a search engine...
but there's nobody there to search for it,
does it really exist?
Probably put there so that when you send the phone in for repairs they can tell whether you've been mistreating the battery.
Re: Public referendum necessary
I think an 'L' accidentally slipped into your title there.
Re: We've got 3D printers and scanners at work
Actually we print body parts all the time...
But purely for medical purposes.
We've got 3D printers and scanners at work
When they arrived, the first rule from the boss was...
No printing of our own body parts.
"word in Spanish (where it means person with a missing limb) and a Japanese had to cover her ears since it also means lady part to them."
Can't wait until a Spanish speaking country gets to host the Paralympic Games!
comes ready-built with the story!
Re: Hmm can you....
You'd just end up with a lit-up skirt - the drones carry the lighting, not the camera.
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