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I'll be spending BUGG£R ALL
Haven't caused kids, don't want to cause kids. 31 years not out, woohoo!
However I will be giving my time and tech skills to Crisis At Chritmas.
Tea, coffee, coco, cuppasoup, sausage rolls, £3 each
Harry could have made a good few bob there!
Re: Fake accounts set up by scammer?
A couple of links for your viewing displeasure:
Re: You can bet
"...they see frames freeze or judder. Others report oddly-hued backgrounds"
Because of a DRM snafu over HDMI? I would have thought that would simply kill the link/playback altogether. The symptoms reported sound like a copy protection "issue" from the days of analogue cable telly.
I've still got a (probably still) working Sega Saturn and copy of the original TR kicking about in the garage. Complete with hacked audio output hanging off the SCART and a drive lid microswitch override for playing "backups"...
Nice one Trevor!
As just a home tinkerer (and a bit of a rusty one at that) it was a very interesting article about the sort of thing I will never afford and probably shouldn't be let near.
I have ToR
But there's no need for that when google loads so much quicker.
My most recent pirating: Blackfish, but I dropped a tenner in bornfree.org.uk 's guitar case instead :)
Re: A modest proposal for correction
When I was but a lad fresh out of a shitty secondary skool I did a stint at a local supermarket. One of my bosses had to spend Christmas Day emptying the freezers in to a hastily hired freezer truck because the compressors conked out. Again.
Hence why the company was known to us lowly grunts as "Scummerfield".
Some things can't be rushed.
If I take too long on the crapper, will I start seeing laxative ads?
Re: I am sorry anonymous .....
Your knowledge of Anonymous can't be that great. It's a movement, a banner, an idea, an identity, a principle, many other things.
But it sure as hell isn't a club, a society, or a supermarket loyalty scheme. There is no membership, though there are groups that use the name.
I'm glad they aren't so bitchy about that sort of stuff here in the UK. Me mum has a plate with her initials and WTF, and it's the car's original!
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Noticed how you often have to click to see even just the first one or two comments on something? Blatant bit of interest tracking right there. Still, Zuck's sucked this titty almost dry and the young'uns are wising up to his shenanigans, as indicated by the slowing of signups.
Personally, I'd like to see TOR become the in thing for the kids. Wishful thinking I know.
Re: blaming it on sysadmins?
Turns out the few that were left were using the wrong hammers...
Close enough Frankee
They're hyper-intelligent pan-dimensional beings who commissioned the construction of Earth.
The last time he used that colloquialism was http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/12/20_injured_at_lg_smartphone_giveaway_as_pr_stunt_turns_sour/
He's just a common or garden trolltard, have a look at his posts.
I'm guessing it would depend on the hemp strain, but the most you'd get from a commercial legal variety would be a headache.
It is only relatively recently that proper research is gaining momentum, from what I can see, with regard to high CBD strains of medicinal cannabis. It is long long overdue, thanks to reefer madness and the destructive idiocy of prohibition. The list of people with material interest in maintaining the murderous and backward status quo of prohibition is too long for a comment, and as for the Daily FAIL types, I've yet to hear any complaints that are not either caused by prohibition, or applicable to a variety of substances and therefore a social ill.
To quote the movie Daybreakers: "It's not about the cure, it's about repeat business!"
Re: What about those of us already wearing glasses?
I imagine it would only cost a few bob to get prescription lenses in front of or behind the device, e.g. with a bundled clip on frame that your local optician can put lenses in. My glasses only cost 18 quid with a deal on moneysavingexpert.com and they are a nice black frame by Bench, not the clunky NHS syle beloved by nonces and granny killers.
Re: And so it begins
I just checked over my settings, awkward though they are.
"Limit audience for old posts" Set to friends only. Sorted.
And my profile pic is currently The Blerch: http://theoatmeal.com/comics/running
The Nest Big Bang
For the chubby chasers out there...
One of two outcomes for me
I disable the searching, or I make a new account that is even more boring and law abiding than my current one. It'll only take a few scandals and they'll wind their bloody necks in, and there's only so much milk they can get from this particular cow.
I'm finally shifting my lazy arse away from BeThere, but they have offered me 12 months half price (shit, I should have made the call when I first heard rumors of Sky) and now it just doesn't seem worth the hassle.
Should I stick with half price BeSky or move over to Infinity unlimited?
Re: Use of the phrase
I think an area for playing Breakout would be great!
Re: Great idea!
cord from moon to earth orbit. I am soon to be zonked out by a pick n mix of sleeping pills, but if we can lay big fat marine cables it seems plausabe that me might be able to string a longer but lighter one up there in sections and join them. this alone should pick up quite a charge by itself, with a smaller wireless hop to earth.
Re: The BPI are a bunch of turds...
@ AC - Worth is whatever someone will pay for it.
Hear, hear! Have a pint!
I was on The Box for years, long before all this iPlayer tomfoolery and the like. The Box has been my sole source of TV, and it is so mentally refreshing not to have to watch adverts and/or the buffering icon, over shite quality streams in crappy web players. Not to mention that sometimes stuff was captured and uploaded and fully seeded before it appeared on the web!
Re: Wow, too bad...
Yeah, the miscreant could have gone to cash4gold.
They'd have given him half a cup of oats and a bent shilling if he haggled well.
Re: A question from a young'un of 31...
Many thanks for the replies, guys :)
A question from a young'un of 31...
Ever since I learned of the distinctions between NT and 95, back when I was just getting proper in to computing on my then bleeding edge AMD K6-2 400mhz system, built with the help of me new mate Andy*, I have wondered WTF was the bloody point of Windows 95, 98 and (trigger warning) Milennium Edition?
Mickeysoft had (so I thought) a dependable workhorse with NT, so why not tart that up for a consumer windows version rather than pissing about making the incontinent epileptic donkey that was 9x/ME?
*Best BOFH mates to this day, seeing Elysium IMAX tomorrow. :)
Hang on hang on.... VPNs, encryption, servers all over the world..... How do you regulate that? Am I missing something really obvious here?
I can see how the coins would be linked if the likes of amazon were to accept them for goods delivered, but how about a "trusted" (by word of mouth?) escrow service for ebay transactions with a similar feedback rating system? Select "collect in person" and avoid the PayPal fees.
The obvious question
They can't simply do an uncompressed scan because...?
Re: how long....
I always assumed they have.
"Better to have a tinfoil hat and not need it..." etc.
A response from sammy and a lot more digging by the folks at anandtech. Make of it what you will.
It's a very good analogy. A meatspace miner "processes" his way through the ground, until he happens upon a gold nugget, diamond, or whatever, which would be analogous to a bitcoin miner having done enough processing to cryptographically confirm a transaction on the network.
agree about sky pee
bloody thing lobbed all my mostly old or net only contacts in to my address book. hence with this fresh CyanogenMod install I haven't put on either facetard or sky pee.
First they came for the Virgin Killer...
What about depictions of rape in films from streaming services? And at a stroke we have a far stickier mess on our hands as we've got all tangled up with the Art vs. Porn tar baby.
Socially accepted? That's already the case in the USA and other places. Heck, some people willingly tune in to pro government (read: military/financial/industrial oligarchy) programming and will happily projectile-defecate that drivel all over facetard and suchlike. For no financial reward at all.
That hasn't stopped the USA from hiring people anyway: http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/mar/17/us-spy-operation-social-networks
Speaking as a tinfoil headed nutjob...
This Snowden chap is really making my hobby bloody difficult! How am I supposed to be a paranoid loony if everything I spout turns out to be true?
It almost sounds like it would be worth turning off the ad blocker for a bit just for a ruddy good giggle.
That said, the odd ad has slipped through, most peculiarly for Islamic religious clothing, despite my religious views clearly being "Agnostic". Perhaps they think I'll make my mind up about it when I feel the lovely fabric?
They might have
They might have seen it coming and just accepted it as an operating cost, while making a buttload more from the stupids with unsupervised access to phones.
How about anything unsupported by material evidence? Let's see the various $deity hoards kick up a fuss about that, they're always good for a chuckle.
Re: Does this heavy discounting
I hear the Findus factory's embedded systems are getting an upgrade...
Go back to Firefox?
I just switched back to Mozilla Firefox, prompted by diabolical Flash performance and the fact that Chrome was bloated beyond belief. I still had the same flash problem on FF, unable to even play 420p youtube videos smoothly, until I happened upon the solution of disabling protected mode in Flash (disabling hardware acceleration made no difference). Thankfully I'm sensible when it comes to NoScript permissions, but I would hesitate when it comes to a non-technical user's system.
@ LarsG and others.
Hop on to YouTube and have a gander at what the late George Carlin had to say about "our owners" and "the reason education sucks [and] it's never gonna get any better". Here.
In there is the reason education is working just fine for those running it, helped along by the advancements of technology used to de-skill the workforce and money-as-debt to keep people slogging along to the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.
Finally, "Occasional Letter Number One" is well worth a Googling.
That'll explain the chat bar being out of action and everyone bitching about it, but isn't one benefit of a "cloud" that it can withstand the loss of service at one location and be able to at least limp along with other sites until things are straightened out?
Admittedly, this is probably peak time of day for their servers and don't know how many locations FB has.