55 posts • joined 19 Oct 2007
Re: If there was any doubt
Do you really think the PM is the man in charge of anything? Fixed :-)
Re: Bad faith all around
Looks like the marketing droids and accounting wonks have taken over. Like many, I am sure, it was a wonderful experience being shown the re-built Colossus and Tunny by one of the men that did it. As we were a radio club we got the technical tour and the story of how they managed to rebuild Colossus. Tony Carroll is very knowledgeable and if he goes all that knowledge and experience will be lost.
BYW, the local Milton Keynes Amateur Radio Club were also ask to leave as they did not fit into the new vision of BP.
I'm very glad to I got to see his version of Bletchley Park and feel sorry for all those who will merely get to visit a theme park.
If he does not have one then let's give Tony Carroll an OBE!
Re: @AC 101 06:51
People are paying for Windows and have a right to expect it to be easy and convenient out of the box. They should not have to download a piece of software to correct an inept GUI.
Re: 'announced plans to put Brits' driving records online.'
Goodness, yet another good reason for not driving!
They'll be back (sans data)
Re: Sensible approach
It could be a service offered by GCHQ.
Re: So Passe Darling
"hipster toss-pots" is that where they brew designer cider?
What a way to run a business, still I'm sure they will be compensating us business users for loss of sales and inability to ship on time.
Re: Smart move, - the LoC
http://web.archive.org/web/*/http://www.groklaw.net good from 2005
"Also, please note that your "hundreds of credentialed climate scientists" are drawing a pay-check from fueling your fear"
Can you please point to evidence that the scientists concerned earn their living by scaring us and not by being employed as academics and/or researchers. Whilst you are doing that perhaps you might also like to ponder on how you might discus this issue a tad less emotionally. TIA.
Re: Training your replacement.
It's N 5 A on my screen.
Are only criminals on the database?
Wouldn't convictions be in the public domain?
Re: @Chris Miller
This meant to be ironic - right?
It must be very dark in Windows world. I've upgraded through Ubuntus 9, 10, 11 & 12 on this here desktop. The install was when I bought the box.
That may be but we aren't potty mouths!
Is that picture wallpaper for the Windows 8 desktop?
Re: Just a thought
I'm suspicious of "old scans aren't medically important". They might be legally important if something that later transpired to be important was missed at the time of the original scan.
Re: Sounds fair enough to me.
"I hate Starosta coffee places where you have to piss around translating faux-italian names just to order a simple coffee. "
Simple solution: use a local independent. Here in the near of Reading we have plenty and they tend to pay their taxes. We even have one called Picnic right next to Starbucks - very friendly and not full of trendy dorks showing off their Apple devices.
The be fair Costa does pay tax on it's profits.
Re: @RobE "In the olden days"
Just reading that phrase makes a fella warm all over but in the olden days there was only one phone and it was black. And no STD.
Trowel, For The Laying Of
An AC said: "The Trust will bleed it's businesses dry before the Guardian is allowed to expire, or Alan Rusbridger's salary is allowed to drop below £500,000 a year (minus benefits and bonuses)."
The Guardian said: '"Alan Rusbridger emailed staff at the newspaper to say that his salary in the upcoming 2012-13 financial year will be £395,010, compared with £438,900 in the current financial year.
His annual pension contribution will be reduced to £75,000, and the total reduction in his salary and pension package will amount to 19% in the next year starting in April."
Re: The Guardian?
Most of the population do not read the Sun, quite a few do look at the pictures. It's a lads rag. Most of the population do not read a daily newspaper.
If you think that the Guardian and the BBC are left wing you be rather young.
Play With Alligators Expect To Get Bitten
In a decade we will look back at the current 'social' 'media' with a sardonic grin.
Most technical people have a scientific leaning, I gather most of Reagan's friends believe the various fossil layers were put there by the devil and idiotic stuff like that.
Re: If a HAM radio enthusiast
"Actually quite a long way, as most thick stone walls will absorb the interference anyway (hence the reason wireless doesn't work well)."
Oh dear. How do you think the electrons get into your house to power your toys? They use wires and those wires will carry the PLT signals out of your house and into other houses. PLT signals have been found to radiate from street lamp posts and telephone wires. RF radiation is a subtle art.
Re: Nice idea but...
Someone with weird ideas about the legal process in a free country said, "Google can be your friend too, so why don't you Google the data that I have just given you on the convict, Assange."
Convict is the noun applied to someone who has been convicted of a crime and sent to prison. it's not somebody that you think is guilty. Perhaps you should Google the word.
Re: I don't really care about some guy's walkie-talkie,
Oh it does that too!
"but if they were REAL radio hams they shouldn't be on the interwebs, " Good job we DO have sense of humour with silly comments like this flying about!
Not Just Radio Amateurs
The muddied spectrum will not just effect radio amateurs but anyone or system relying on low level signals on radio frequencies up to around 200MHz. This includes FM broadcasting, radio astronomy, aircraft voice communication, dock, estuary and coastal communications.
The over-riding problem, one that I don't expect a solution for, is that the radio spectrum is seen merely as a commodity which is overseen by a technically ignorant government .
Re: And if I don't want Windows?
Surely Novatech (http://www.novatech.co.uk/) can't be the only company in the UK selling decent laptops and boxes sans Windows.
Re: I'm beginning to actively hate Ubuntu
Sorry about the MBR problem, never seen it on my various XP dual booting laptops over the past couple of years.
You are not just grumbling you are also spreading FUD in regards to updates. Give me a system that keeps my OS AND software up to date over the Windows model any day.
Your 'amateurs' remark would be quite funny if it were not for the fact that Windows is developed by people paid to it.
As Leonard Cohen said, "Democracy is coming to the USA", the only question is when.
All my radios, TV, amps, computers, MP3 players have an on/off switch. Most are less than 20 years old. I guess you get what you pay for.
If you see a worm on a hook there's proably a fisherman involved.
I use my mobile much like a land line - it even cost about the same, £19 PAYG with £10 credit. When I need to make a call I switch it on - this is handy as I can check to see if anyone has tried to contact me. Afterwards I switch it off. I really can't remember why I bought the thing, 99.999 of life is non-urgent and/or utterly trivial.
If a person wishes to waste tons of dosh on a mobile tracking advertising medium maybe they should be watching said person!
Thirty thousand licenced UK radio amateurs
Thirty thousand licenced UK radio amateurs of ALL ages, thousands of listeners and CB operators call you on your ill-informed post. Best keep quiet when you don't really know much about the subject.
Then there's your crass selfishness, wanting to shut down baby alarms.
Will no one think of the children!
AC is about right!
AC is about right! Dickhead will do though judging by the poster's ignorance of the problem. As someone who suffered wipe out of all SSB signals (not just AM) on all shortwave frequencies up to 18MHz I can assure the poster that a filter is of no use in these circumstances. When the typical background noise level rises more than 30db in a 2.7KHx bandwidth due to three PLT devices within 50 metres Mr Dickhead's filter is about as much use as a liquorice allsort!
As to the last paragraph and his dig at the RSGB, the mis-use of funds by the General Manager relates to a credit card and has nothing to do with the Spectrum Defence Fund.
That's TV For You!
Thanks for being a bright light in a dark year!
Better Privacy is the plugin for all you Firefox users. Works for me.
Freedom In Action
I could say something about organising a piss up in a brewery but at least now we can see what we always thought! They may have bottle but they sure can't make beer.
It's A Start
What about all the unlicensed emitters such as PLT devices?
Roll Over Ofcom
Can't wait to see the Ofcom Compliance Beach Patrol as Mr O points his detector kit at Bill Scuba with a "ello, ello, ello, what all this gigahertzing on the beach then matey? You've nicked you are,"
Let's hope this result gets well and truly picked by the rest of the press!
Live and Let Live
We cannot always take the easiest way and still maintain a peaceable society - we have to give and take. Sometimes to avoid pollution we have to take extra care.
I notice that fans of satellite TV seem to run cable all over the place to get their fix of X Factor or whatever. Now if I lived in a cottage with five foot thick walls then it would be a cinch to take my CAT5 out through a hole in a window frame and in the same way where ever I wanted a connection. Cheap, fast connection and non polluting - simples!
Trainspotters & Woodwork
Oh dear Mr Smith, too much Christmas pud? If a product is crap, neat but ultimately stupid by design and in defiance of the EMC regulations on purpose then throwing your toys out of the pram won't make it any better.
Goodness only knows what a short wave buff might be but I imagine it is something done by chavettes after graduating from the hairdressing university.
Here's hoping for better in 2010,
Broadband Access over power lines
See here for starters: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdcY0Eetvsw
and then take a trip to the ARRL web site at
That should sort you out.
Lurking Can Damage Your Balence
"No one complains to the gov't and if you suggest it, they just say "that's pointless, it won't do any good"
You don't say which amateur radio forums you waste your time lurking in but if it's uk.amateur.radio anyone posting there is not representative of the hobby and spending anytime there could lead to a warped mind. Luckily we are not all dried up moaning minnies!
Not Too Late!
You can always rejoin and/or make a donation :)
Well, it's a good idea but the only plugin version the page detected on my FF 3.0.14/ Ubuntu was Flash which it decided was in need of update. So off I go to Adobe to download the latest version available for FF on Ubuntu only for the packet manager to inform me that I had a later version installed!
It's a good idea though :)
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