Re: Security Risks
John Dee was an occultist (which might qualify him as a witch in the broadest terms) who advised QE1. May not have been who the OP had in mind, but the facts fit.
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Now factor in the inconvenience of the ones that you think are charged and are in fact dead, and the need to establish whether the appliance is at fault, the battery, or the charger, and you start to see the rationale breaking down even more quickly than the bl00dy batteries themselves.
Harsh. I think you should invest in a multi-meter. Just check the voltage and you're done--no need to have elevated stress levels over dumb electronics.
You could have got some submarine references in there too.
I think they did, only they ... er ... went under your head.
yet another boring sequel/spinoff
Racing game ... spin-off ... I see what you did there. Nice :)
Eh, what model of Honda? I wouldn't be surprised if any of the type R family waltzed to a win in the early races.
Then again I must say, how long can tulips stay in shape until they rot and become worthless?
Notwithstanding the post above casting doubt on whether "tulip mania" was a real thing or not, apparently it wasn't about speculating on the value of particular tulips (which will rot, as you say) but a bet on the futures market-how much a particular genetic line might be worth... though again with the caveat that predicting whether a particular line will produce interesting (read "valuable") blooms is notoriously difficult.
As for Bitcoin, it does seem to have all the classic hallmarks of a bubble, but a halving of value does, paradoxically, make it more attractive right now...
An up vote from me, since the Samsung Xerox fanbois have down voted you a couple of times.
Eh, you do realise that it was Apple that copied their UI from Xerox Parc, don't you? If not, you picked exactly the wrong choice of words for your put-down.
So to clear this up... people can eat dog food?
Gertz wrote. "In fact, the daily builds of VS are now compiled using Roslyn, all as part of a process that we refer to in the biz as 'dogfooding.'"
My immediate reaction was to search the web to discover if humans can actually eat dog food. Probably not the kind of interest the comment was meant to inspire. Oh yes, I'll also throw him some demerits for verbing an arbitrary noun.
Why didn't I get breakfast delivered this morning?
Why didn't I get any soup?
That is all. :-)
Or maybe 'dd | ar win | sudo tee /boot/kernel.img'? Too subtle/meta?
is for queers. Seriously, is any still using this?
Yes it is. The thing you forget is that it's also for straight people. It doesn't discriminate. Isn't the GPL fabulous?
No, it doesn't. No more than using paper/plastic money, at any rate. (Value-Added/Sales) Tax laws work because the seller acts as the tax collector. They have to keep records of what they buy, what they sell and the prices they sell the items at. They're then liable for collecting the sales tax or VAT from the customer and paying it back to the taxman (or offsetting it against their tax deductibles to get a balance that they must pay). Bitcoin has absolutely nothing to do with this. Dishonest traders will fiddle the books (putting in false sale value, for example, or just writing off stock) regardless of whether customers are paying in cash or for barter value (like Bitcoin is).
As for following the money: that's what a business's set of accounts are for. Again, it has nothing to do with Bitcoin. Paper money is just as "untraceable", yet you never hear people complaining that it allows for anonymous transactions!
Paraphrasing from Evita here.
I would have started with Monty Python:
It's fun to charter an accountant
And sail the wide accountan-sea
To hide, obscure the funds offshore
And skirt the shoals of bankruptcy...
It's all tax-decuctible
(we're fairly incorruptible)
We're sailing on the wide accountan-sea
But will it overheat and/or catch fire at inopportune times? If there's one thing that The IT Crowd taught me it's that geeks and bras don't mix.
because, ummm, they weren't smart enough to spot the benefits and they're all just living in the past and one day they'll realise that they were wrong and, anyway, it's not Microsoft's fault if the public is so backwards.
You make a very cogent case. I can see why you think people are idiots. Giving up your privacy for all those XB1 features is totally worth it.
The first gen device was the Atari 2600... Did Atari over promise and under deliver?
Absolutely. It was crap for phone phreaking. Very misleading product name.
It would have been nice if the 802.5.14 folks had engaged a few years ago when the IETF and IEEE were standardizing all of this stuff. From the Wikipedia article:
The requirements for membership in the ZigBee Alliance causes problems for Free Software developers because the annual fee conflicts with the GNU General Public Licence. The requirement for the developer to join the ZigBee Alliance similarly conflicts with most other free software licenses.
The ZigBee Alliance board has been asked to make their license compatible with GPL, but the ZigBee board refused. The refusal came, even though Bluetooth had already changed their license to make it compatible with GPL. Linux developers seem ready to abandon ZigBee, and use TCP/IP instead
By Oracle's logic, wouldn't Java's "interface" keyword be illegal, since it can allow objects to masquerade as someone else's proprietary interface? The language allows what it allows.
What the hell is a DEW? As Stanley Kubrick might have said when shooting 2001, "throw us a bone here."
How far will they go with this liberty stripping?
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On one hand, the responsibility technically is on the user to actually read and accept the terms before clicking on the button
Is it really? I can see that if you're paying for something online, the agreement constitutes a sales contract, but I can't see how using a free service with a boilerplate list of terms and conditions legally binds you to a contract. As far as I know, these click-through EULAs have never been tested in court simply because nobody believes they have any legal basis in contract law.
Of course, IANAL, so I stand to be corrected on this.
Maybe come back later in the month...
about 250,000 objects changed brightness significantly over the 1949-2008 span of the surveys
So I guess that by using Little's result and quantifying what "significant" means, you can calculate the average age of all the stars surveyed? Or can we know only the star formation rate or average lifespan, but not both (in isolation)? Seems fascinating either way.
Loathe though I am to regurgitate an over-used quote, I can't quite help myself: I say we take off and nuke the entire state from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Female bonobos rub their clitorises together rapidly for ten to twenty seconds
I think I have to lie down now.
Reminds me of that joke that was doing the rounds a (long) while back..
Neill Armstrong was once asked why, after landing on the moon and finishing up his historic "one great leap" speech, he finished up his report with a hearty "Good Luck Mr. Gorsky!". A reporter asked him about it once, and after a slight pause, Armstrong recounted the story to him. As a child, he used to live next door to a Jewish couple. One day, while he was playing in the yard, he could hear the neighbours arguing loudly. All he could hear was Mrs. Gorsky shouting at Mr. Gorsky, "Oral sex? Oral sex you want? You'll get oral sex when the kid next door walks on the moon!"
They've got nothing on supercavitating mantis shrimp, imo. But yeah, nature again.
It's not funny any more.
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Me too. I don't think of them as amazing predators. Often.
And make sure the fucker's empty, or at least the contents are not pressurised, or the flying glass shards could spell very bad news for you.
The 2009 Ig Nobel peace prize was given for research that is eerily similar:
Unicorns and pixie dust for everyone!
Got any Salmon?
<blatant rugs reference>No, but I've got some underlay</>
But the who's going to protect the US president and stop people counterfeiting dollars? (OK, so they may have strayed somewhat from their original remit).
With those specs, it could be a rather good successor to the ageing WRT54G router, at least provided it had wireless n or ac.
I would consider it to be the Anti-bacon
Would you eat it with Anti-pasta, then?
What's wrong with polenta?
It's got pretty poor nutritional value (eg "While polenta contains numerous vitamins and minerals, it is not classified as a good source for any of them"). It was basically peasant food, the Italian equivalent of potatoes in 1800's Ireland.
Personally, I can't see why people eat it. Buttermilk cornbread (also made from maize), on the other hand ... delicious.
Maybe all these sites reporting on it should change the headline to fit: "Nobody notices MS viral video for six months (slow news day brouhaha)"
I do, however, have "O Fortuna" from Carmina Burana (AKA "the Old Spice music") played on a banjo. Now THAT'S good.
Hey! I've got that one too (off Uncut: Strange Currencies). It's pretty good.
Toy Doll's Beethoven Song is good too.
Iceland - Democracy, member of NATO, not overly friendly with the US (offered asylum to Snowden ...,
and Bobby Fischer before him. Based only on those two facts and the film 101 Reykjavik, it seems like a good place.
No offense meant but using the word "grok" makes you sound like an utter bellend.
I downvoted you because it's not the word "grok" that's the problem. jake does a fine job of making himself sound like an utter bellend all by himself.
Enough said ... oops! too much.
The "sic" could be OK if he meant that he didn't consider UK society as civilised. Like when Gandhi was asked what he thought of western civilization: "I think it would be a good idea."
A big Monolith for the sitting room. What could be cooler than that? Oh, I'm not allowed to stand it vertically? Bummer :(
Really? I just don't know, but I'd guess that it should, in theory, be quieter than the PS4 due to not having an internal PSU to heat things up. I guess I'll wait until both boxes are released and make a decision based on actual reviews rather than AC hearsay, TYVM.
In the future with more cloud storage this data will be duplicated enough that it cannot be taken down.
There are plenty of places you can buy fake social networking profiles. These days they're used by PR companies to give their sock-puppet comments some sense of verisimilitude. If things get that bad, I'm sure that companies will step in to fill a gap in the market to provide fake profiles for people who want to protect their privacy. You might not be able to take down all the shit that mentions or shows you, but you can splatter enough fake stuff that you cast doubts about whether that dodgy page you'd rather not have people see is real or whether it's even you. As Lou Reed (channelling Poe) put it, "don't believe half of what you see, and none of what you hear". Facebook? "Stick a fork in it--it's done"
I've read bits and pieces about Delia Derbyshire's amazing work in the BBC and on the Who theme around the place, and it's nice to see her front and centre in this article, and getting some well-deserved recognition.
I've been listening to various versions of the theme as I read the article, from the original to Orbital, to Coldcut to Bill Bailey. It probably sounds a bit sacrilegious to mention the Bill Bailey "version", but it always makes me smile :) I also thought of him when I was reading the "Tape your time" section, as he explains what U2 would sound like without the delay effect on the guitars.
Good point! And good I'm not a hack ;-)
Starting a sentence with "And"? Tut tut!