Don't forget the very destructive California ground squirrel!
131 posts • joined 19 Mar 2007
Re: Confused Brit
My bet is that under a popular vote system participation would be higher in states like California where one party has an overwhelming majority such that non-majority party voters feel a presidential vote is meaningless under the electoral college system. California has about 18 million registered voters, less than half voted for any presidential candidate.
Re: pork by-products get everywhere, including the propellant in rifle cartridges
...or by a bear?
Where's the Assange No-Internet Coverage?
Strange that you guys right at the heart of the matter have no coverage of the poor old Julian's internet connection being severed. Do I smell a conspiracy?
a whole new ballgame!
Re: Was it an IP cam?
Pee to Pee cam?
What's an IOT device owner to do?
Aside from changing any default password that's user accessible, what can an IOT device owner do to minimize the risk of their device being used this way?
How very sad :(
Re: What have the Britons ever done for us...
You forgot the magnetron, no microwave burritos without that ;)
It's a Match Made in Heaven
I think all you naysayers don't realize just how bad Yahoo! has become. A high percentage of the "news" items on the page are now "sponsored", in other words clickbait advertising, and lot of the rest are just garbage. Near the top currently are two Brit. items torn from the Daily Mail but categorized as "U.S." news. One is about flytipping (we Americans are only familiar with cow tipping) and the other about girls school uniforms (ain't got many of those either). Yahoo! is already crap, but I guess at least we could maybe look forward to crap with better pictures if they join with the DM - but no pimple popping videos please.
CCTV, DNA, €600 worth of pot lol
At least you € guys have some attempt at standardized testing
All we have to go on here in the U.S. are mythical "Peak Horsepower" numbers. For instance, a typical workshop vac like the Bosch VAC090A is rated 9.5 Amps (at our puny 120 VAC = 1140 VA) but 6.5 Peak Horsepower.
Re: Alltogether Now
VW was the only one to claim that their diesels didn't need urea/magic blue fluid injection to keep the nox in check. That claim never really passed the smell test (sorry) and should have been subject to more scrutiny when these vehicles were type tested.
Re: The Golden Cow?
...or use Adblock Plus.
Come on, don't be coy,
what caused last week's spiking?
Buy shares in Alcoa
Wireless charging is sure to increase sales of tinfoil hats.
Is this the El Reg of the future?
Posh handbag reviews, and car reviews that are 99% fluff and only 1% about the experience of driving the thing?
Re: Exploding somethings
"The smart meters are built by the lowest bidder in China who could produce a document which said they were designed to IEC123-XYZ and built by an engineer who had a vague idea it meant to leave 2mm between power traces and the case but isn't sure."
My PG&E Smart Meter is from Landis and Gyr, they're Swiss in case you didn't know.
If that's what happened I don't understand how it took out 5,000 customers because the US/PG&E system only has a handful on customers on each 13 kV to 240 V transformer. My guess is that it was a higher voltage line fell onto the 13 kV one.
What you write about the stock market is only true if you spread your risk across multiple different stocks, there are any number of individual tech startup stocks you could have invested in and ended up with nothing.
Don't judge kickstarter by a single failure, there have been many projects that have concluded successfully.
At a fairly tender age I joined an amateur radio club in a city in the midlands. It was very educational, especially the one meeting a month devoted to showing porno films.
Re: Blue and Yellow Meccano
Leaded red and green for me, had all the gear sets too :)
Re: Additional source
See this article:
Just won't be the same :(
Takes all the fun of "Hi, do you have small nuts?" or "Hi, do you have large nipples?"
Re: I can second the fuel prices.
But the gallons are smaller, the octane rating is lower, and it's full of ethanol that rots your fuel system ;-)
New sub-contract with Foxconn?
Re: Pedants beware!
AVON is German for telephone directory
AVON ist die Abkürzung für Amtliches Verzeichnis der Ortsnetzkennzahlen
Re: Keepass FTW
Nowhere in the article does it say "Another company was hacked where users were registered using their yahoo email address and the same password as they use on Yahoo Mail."
Can you point to a statement by any responsible party saying that's what happened? If it did happen that way why are only Yahoo emails affected?
Yahoo needs to come clean and name the mystery third party.
Hey, we had sampling scopes back in the '60's, they were wonderful! You could twiddle the knobs and make the display look like anything you wanted LOL
One Huge Monolith is a Bad Idea
Look back at the valley's history. This gargantuan monstrosity will be the world's largest white elephant in a few years when Apple is as irrelevant as 3Com, HP, and dozens of other former foundations of the local economy have become.
Damn, that's sad, what am I gonna read now ?
Re: Maybe if they bought relevant ads?
How much were they asking?
Re: Don't forget Exatron
Yep, I had one too, it worked very well.
Requesting confidentiality for documents submitted in FCC requests is pretty much SOP. Look up just about any reg number off the sticker on a wireless device in the FCC database and it's very likely that the really interesting stuff (like the schematic) has been shielded by a confidentiality request.
Hard to believe
that any jury of non experts could make a valid determination about a case involving "The present invention is directed to a method of determining branch metric values for branches of a trellis for a Viterbi-like detector. The method includes the step of selecting a branch metric function for each of the branches at a certain time index. The method also includes the step of applying the selected function to a plurality of time variant signal samples to determine the metric values."
"Google has just acquired Meraki" no they didn't, Cisco did.
I plead guilty to all of the above, plus electronic parts going back 40 years or more.
In a rare fit of cleanup I recycled half a dozen Linksys WRT54GS routers, keeping one for a DD-WRT firmware project, only to find a month later that I had dumped all the version 3's and 4's and kept a useless version 7.
Silent 700? Not remotely the same thing.
Is pachinko dead then?
"by which time Netflix will retain just over 8 million DVD rental customers. Slowly over time these will then shift to online, either with Netflix or with rivals"
DVD customers switch to online with Netflix? I don't see how that is likely. If you are subscribing to Netflix DVD's it's because you want to watch movies, and Netflix online has very few recent mainstream movies now. If you want to switch from watching movies to watching 20 year old BBC series (with poor video and sound quality) then maybe...
See http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/entertainmentnewsbuzz/2012/03/zynga-400-million-secondary-stock-offering.html from March - it wasn't just a simple stock sale by execs.
Re: We'll know what it did soon enough
We don't need hackers when the white house is sure to leak the details before the election.
I have to say
Professor Jim looks REALLY happy to see you.
Do people really pay 40 bucks for a dozen cupcakes ?
How does SAP stay in business?
There have been so many horror stories about failed SAP installs that I don't understand how they stay in business. Even though SAP brought HP to its knees a few years ago http://www.theregister.co.uk/2004/09/24/hp_saphell_over/ HP hires Apotheker from SAP, do they brainwash the customers or what?
I agree, he deserves a Suspended Sentence
Preferably by the balls.
A question from the colonies
What is the "driver's view of the road" test and how can the vehicle fail it?
Mr. Gonda could probably end up owning Slovakia if gets the right attorney.
Who uses IIS?
According to Netcraft http://news.netcraft.com/archives/web_server_survey.html about 20% of webservers are IIS, pretty scary...