Food for thought from El-Reg. To be devoured and the bones picked over at home. Appreciated.
2901 posts • joined 14 Nov 2007
Food for thought from El-Reg. To be devoured and the bones picked over at home. Appreciated.
Just think 'Merkan for a second.
"Selling" becomes "Enhanced Gifting". There. Legal. Fixed it for ya.
S'funny. When I was (quite) rich and (relatively) well-known, to make ends meet in our "Yuppie-era-bought" 3 storey house, we had lodgers living on the top floor. At that time, interest rates jovially went to 15% on 'black wednesday' - I digress.
One of the couple was a lovely Indian girl. She showed me that, with exactly the same spices, the order of cooking completely changed the flavour. I would'nt have believed it, but I measured, mixed and cooked the spices as she instructed while she stood next to me.
One (we did poatoes, to test) was deliciously sweet, the other sharp.
A skill I want to learn!
Or indeed, Michelle Obama...
Anybody want 327680 ferrite beads?
I'll mix 'em up so you can't read my password.
I only went onto Farnell's page to look for ESD diodes for a Sim-card....
Now I've spent the bloody morning trying to access raspberrypi.org - understandably down at present...
This thing's got twice the ram, four times the grunt as my trusty old (15 years) Thinkpad T30...
Did someone say something about Windows 10???
..I'm gonna 'suck-it-and-see'. In a commercial environment, not some wannabee bedroom masturbators den.
Give it a go. If iWindows-10 goes tits-up, I've lost only my time - I won't experiment in company time. We're broke already.
IIRC, similarly was Arduino conceived. If I'm right, the name "Arduino" is the Italian coffee shop where the folks drew on the ubquitius 'fag.packets' on.
Pint, because the fruit machine at my local bar spewed out enough money for me to buy one today.
Lost on me.
All I got was:
Looking for Internet Explorer?
You’re in the right place, but Internet Explorer requires a Windows PC.
Ye Gods, even been caught out a couple of times from SOURCEFORGE! Got a toolbar when I wanted a nifty bit of s/w. Who'd a thunk it...(I think we've all been there at least once...)
HEY! Cunning Plan! A competition by El-Reg.
1) take a 'sacrificial' computer. Use that thus:
2) everytime you're offered another free toolbar, ACCEPT it.
Winner is the first commentard who can display a screenshot of a browser so full of toolbars, it's impossible to see *any* content on a page....
(I'd have spruced up this post a bit, but <marquee> isn't in the allowed HTML....
"there is no damage, the PID in the chips ROM is simply set to 0 instead of the FTDI PID the driver wants"
"There is no damage, on detecting a non-licenced copy of XXX the program simply executed " cd / && rm -rf * "...
No damage either way. Or is there?
'Suppose the ISS arm just gave it a gentle push.
Impressive! Awaiting news of the recovery.
At one point in the video, it seemed like internal lights came on. For a brief second, wondered if it was carrying Felix Baumgartner, wanting his record back after one of Google's 'top bananas' scotched it...
No fucking wonder - rumour is the offer is time-limited so they hosted the site on a Raspberry Pi...
(There - fixed the IT angle...)
I was playing Billiard against a bloke once. It was a 'beer game' - the loser bought a round.
Now, I had a meeting in the morning, so no way am I going fo have more than one the night before.
So, I opted for RedBull instead.
This fuc*ker wouldn't ever win, nor would he let me stop playing until he won one game. After 6 games (and 6 rounds), I was getting bored, he was getting pitifully drunk, and in my desire to walk home, I 'accidentally' ptted the black.
Got home, suddenly the Red Bull hit me! Had to lie on the floor with feet on the sofah, really thought I was about to have a heart attack. Lasted an hour (cell phone had no power, else I'd have called 112)
In neighbouring Sweden, there were a couple of deaths from mixing vodka and RB. Several times in one session...So I guess the advert. is true in that case...
Ironically, it was Nokia who came out with the slogan "Data in <strikeout> packets </strikeout> pockets!"
"What this means is that he is looking forward to an era when private companies have fully colonised the edge of space."
Don''t ya mean:
"What this means is that he is looking forward to an era when American private companies have fully colonised the edge of space®™."
...to form Nokia Siemens Networks, the culture shock for the Germans joining us in Finland was,..well, I felt sorry for them! I think thaat was a large reason why it really didn't produce the 'synergies' promised.
Has Al-Qaeda-with-an-interest-in-science-in-order-to-beat-the-Infidel-at-their-own-game commenced a "Kickstarter" account? If £20 gets you 46 virgins, stick me down!
Oh, wait - what's that ominous "chop chop chop" I hear in the sky above my house?
Well, if they become a new emerging country, they'll need some presence in the International community.
I asked him for the 'root' password once.
He replied "Its a complex key sequence"
It was. Precisely that.
Unfortunately, I'm not going to Ms. Bush's concerts (living a thousand miles away). Pity. Love her music.
If I did however, and given the inclement weather expected, I'd take my umbrella.
Bulgarian variety, sharp pointy thing on the end. Iphone-camera-sized.Or, iBall sized...
Simple solution to the battery-running-down alarm..
Fit a snooze button!
(Thanks, Jeremy Clarkson for that gem!)
Oh, gawd, that book...mine's 25 years old, and still in regular use!
Wonder if "Nokia" is doing the old Ringo trick? Released a dirt-cheap phone for 1G networks (NMT system - one radio transceiver in the base station for each connection!) maybe to breathe a bit more time in the old analog system. Nokia made infrastructure for it.
When I was at Nokia in mid-200's we were told by Sari Baldauf no less that 2G was expected to be extinct by 2010. Well, that might be the plan in Europe to phase it out soon - hence the phone not available in Europe, but in the countries mentioned in the article, maybe there's still seen life in the old dog, yet...
....having no idea in spaaaace which way 'up' is...
As I won't give my CC details to paypal, I just simply add up my purchases, and transfer to PayPal that amount. From Finnish banks, at least, I can credit PP within 1 hour - free of bank charges.
Only card I have authorised through PP is my Visa Electron card (for transferring back when I felt flushed some time ago, and stuck €50/mo. in there. I don't do that anymore).
Not a problem.
Reported in the local rag "Kaleva" (Kaleva.fi - in Finnish, natch), a double whammy in a week for my city, Oulu. First, 500 from Microsoft when the Peltola site closes, then another 430 from Broadcom...
This city aint that big....A significant loss, almost 1,000 unemployed.
One of the larger employers in the city will close. Papers suggest Microsoft's former units at Peltola and Technology Village is out. They're big sites, and I can't see many takers for the buildings.
Knock-on effect for Oulu University's Radio facility, I guess.
This place'll be a ghost town soon....
Can a 'Storey' be measured in London Bus heights?
Nokia has always had a reputation for outsourcing its redundancies. (Accenture, anyone?)
Beats a lawyer in any trial...Damn Right!!!
Is that the real reason Symbian was shafted?
Looks like there's a lot of meat on this bone, yet....I vote the Orloski Rottweiler to be assigned to this, to "Kill, Maim, Disfigure!"
If anyone can get to the bottom of this, he can.
Supposed to be a "Drop-and-arrest operation" yep?
What fuc*king Plod'd use REAL money for that????
I dunno why I reply to children. Maybe to humour them....Nonetheless....
When I started working (1974) I'd already built my first transmiiter a few years before. I was 12 when I made it.
Intel 4004, anyone? 74LS181? AMD 2900 RISC processors, that needed a "NOP" after a "JNE", because it'd 'skid' past the last instruction of a branch?
Yeah. Done that, been there.
"Reducing the footprint of....Flexi BTS's"
OK, it's some years since I last worked for Nokia Slurp Networds, travelling the globe training customers about its Sexi-Flexi BTS's (EDGE then..) but the design was to fit into a 19" rack...Vertically doesn't help much, N-type connectors have a fixed size...
Must've changed a lot since I were a lad...
My WiFi is unsecured by design. Apartment block has a lot of elderly living here, and they want to use bank, Skype/FB for the family and relations. No problem.
Isn't it a bit posessive to protect your WiFi, if your computer is secured?
Farmer Giles: "GET ORF MY LAAAAN(D)!!!!" springs to mind....
While planning a trip once, I remember seeing a 'targeted' ad, clicked it and remember saving a bob or two...(Some years ago, don't remember the details, think it was a better offer on the same hotel I had decided upon. Probably a 'coupon'.)
I always thought that cans were for putting worms back in...after they'd been released from a smaller one.
Why a fuse in the first place??
Thing's designed to go 'bang' anyway, and unless the intrepid playmonaught has been trained to replace it in flight, just seems like excess weight to me.
Can't imagine how clear my Nokia 5110 is gonna look...
...nobody wants or likes...
Hasta la Vista, baby...
Is losing the ability to live in America such a bad thing?
Couldn't find my glasses Monday (they were hanging on my Zimmer frame, natch!)
Put Sleepy Pi* onto Raspberry Pi, and misaligned by a whole row. Result? 5V onto 3v3.
Dammit! Foresdt Pi (the one that was addicted to Saunalahti's 3G network) dead in a nanosecond.
I'm on the smegging dole. FFS, thinking of buying a new Pi is kinda like dreaming of waking up with George Formby. (Each to his own..)
Beercans and begging, here we go again....
I'l get there..I will!. 'kinell...
You got a downvote for that???
I had to go outside - my laughter was gonna get me barred!
Lovely place. Woodside Cottage.
Didn't even haggle, as a 'yuppie' then taking home £4,000/mo, and my (then) missus getting about £2,000, £500/mo mortgage was chicken-feed.
In the house, forgotten by the previous owner was a porcelain pot, full of 3d bits.
Took me back awhile. I remember burying a 3d piece when I was a kid of about 10, remembering even 47 years ago *precisely* where I've hidden it. Sadly, 1500 Km from where I am now.
Gave 'em away. Now, if I had a pot of silver paint....and as I'm on the dole now...
Westboro Baptists'll be around in a flash!
Yeah, I remember working for a company that was so obviously going down the U-bend,
Drinking in a bar with the bosses, where one of the managers lit a cigarette with a £20 note. The same day they'd laid off about a third of the workforce, leaving 6 of us to hold the fort.
Then, some 'cunning stunt' by a salesman convinced them to use factoring to enhance their cashflow.
Yeah. Does. Until the customers realise "Factoring" == "Cashflow Problems" and left in droves.
Wondering if this escrow thing is a bit of a trick, to scupper the whole deal? It'd work..
Not really decision time. Stick one (or more) of those on your list, and dual (tripe...) boot.
Just alter the boot order as you get more comfy.
(I'm assuming dual-booting with Android is possible...)