1423 posts • joined 28 Mar 2007
So in other words
He wants you to leave your front door unlocked.
Re: open wifi
British coppers? Probably.
Criminals swiping phones for illegal use is well documented. Why wouldn't the rightful owners wipe them at some later date?
Innocent person's phone gets stolen by criminal.
Criminal gets bagged for some other crime, because he's a criminal, they do crimes.
Phone gets taken as evidence.
Innocent person discovers theft.
Innocent person wipes their mobile, unaware that they are destroying evidence.
In other news,
Dihydrogen monoxide revealed as world's wettest liquid. Film at 11.
Re: Tory boy
A quick search suggests the answer is mostly Americans.
Next question, how can they conclusively say it's not Jeremy Clarkson?
Re: Appendix A is great!
Cheaper on DVD.
Re: Which wrist do you put it on?
"Now if the Scots could get Rup to vote No for Independence, I suspect the Yeses will just pile in,"
He's already come out in support of Yes.
Sorry, should have specified
I'm in that place you will hit next time you throw a dart at a map and it hits land.
Sounds like one of ours.
Politician says law is only used in extreme cases, given example of law being applied to being rude about a piece of cloth.
Re: Everything is an innuendo
First time I've heard it called that.
(We're discussing his cocaine habit, yeah?)
Everything is an innuendo
The problem is that people aren't willing to discuss sex openly so instead they hijack acceptable terms and turn them into sexual talk, ruining great works of literature for generations to follow who cannot avoid smirking every time Watson ejaculates at Holmes.
Re: "Copyright infringement is theft, pure and simple"
So, uk.gov is trying to enforce US law in the UK?
Re: The branch-off into frankly bizarre constructions has gone too far.
Read the terms. They're the ones doing the spanking.
Re: Sock gnomes
I saw a theory once that socks slip into an alternate universe. The premise was that each universe attracts one item into itself from all others. Ours is, of course, attuned to collect hangers.
Turn it around
The title explicitly states that it's okay to be lewd and offensive toward women, as long as you're okay being lewd and offensive toward men too.
Please don't be lewd and offensive, mmkay?
I sought out the audio
I heard people describing it as a British accent, but I wanted to know what kind of British accent.
Had I not found the audio I might have just played the video minimised. If it were illegal then having minimised it wouldn't be a defence.
Re: Irrelevant observation number 1:
The problem is that so many in-car gadgets cannot be used without turning your phone on.
This device would be wonderful if it was on a GPS with link to your choice of dashboard displays. Throw in a phone and get thee behind me.
The cops beat Anonymous to it.
Yeah, me too more or less, but I would like something that a manager might notice.
Have you got a link for the studies that show regular password resets are a bad idea? It would be very useful.
Re: You're all couch potatoes
When 24 was first released on DVD, a friend challenged me to join them watching the first season back to back.
I didn't make it.
More yoof words?
I hadn't realised that "yoof" itself was in there. Janet Street-Porter, you have killed our culture.
I read it as anti-human operatives. Not sure who they work for.
Re: Of course new laws are required
So, just anyone who looks like a politician?
Worth a go.
Did you put the Joke Alert icon there by mistake?
Re: Put it on Youtube
I thought politicalbetting.com had a link to the debate on Youtube.
Re: Insufficient data
As someone posting from a machine with MATLAB on it, the speed of MATLAB varies greatly based on how you're using it. If they're using a lot of MEX code then the speed is semi-realistic. If not, optimised CUDA code would probably bring the processing time down to a minute or two.
Re: oh, sorry!
The chocolate hasn't been as popular since they put Baldrick in charge of it.
Re: oh, sorry!
Looks like America just reduced the penalty for Treason to court martial followed by immediate cessation of chocolate rations.
Re: Jaywalking - an artificial crime
I used to think that Jaywalking laws served no purpose. Then I had to drive around Sleaford a few times. In a really badly planned town I can see them being useful.
Such a shame David Davis didn't become Tory leader instead of Cameron.
Oh, but he did. Don't you remember how strongly Cameron insisted that only First Past The Post results should matter? That the person who got the most votes in the first round of an election should be declared the outright winner? Well, by that definition he must believe that David Davis is Tory leader.
Re: Stormtrooper turned good guy?.
Wasn't there a Stormtrooper turned good (ish) guy in three of the films already? Or is that not the canon backstory any more?
Re: No one ever heard of risk analysis?
I don't think these were people from the same organization. When I went to a conference in New Zealand I had some problems at the airport and looked for a guy with a poster tube to find someone who probably knew the answers since sure enough he was going to the same place.
This was a bigger conference so logically there would be a lot more people on every plane going that way in the couple of days running up to it.
Re: "The system doesn't discriminate,"
Sure, there could be different reasons. It could also be that it ends up targetting more white people than black people simply because it's easier to get a good image of a white person in uncontrolled lighting conditions. Nonetheless saying a computer vision system doesn't discriminate is inaccurate.
Re: "The system doesn't discriminate,"
If the police arrest more black people then more black people will resemble people who have been arrested and so the system will pick out more black people.
Racism in, racism out.
Does that mean that pinging a billion IPs is a billion times more data than an email?
This was peer assessed?
I stopped reading when they were confusing speed with execution time in the section on Julia.
I'm pretty sure you're mistaking Nyarlathotep for Cthulhu.
Cthulhu is relatively honest. When he's not asleep in R'lyeh he eats things that aren't worshipping him, and sometimes he eats things that are if he runs out of food. Nyarlathotep, however, would most assuredly seek political power for nefarious ends which may or may not include eating people.
Re: There is one "a" in space. There are many in "spaaaace"
There are no "a"s in space. There are however several pigs.
The power of Love.
If he likes it so much
Try him under American law, that ought to dissuade anybody else.
Re: ll vs ls -l
Curious, my ll alias doesn't default to including -h in the options. I'll go fix that now.
There was never a T-X in either of the two Terminator movies.
In the original timelines the multiple films and spinoff series were so successful they prepared humanity to easily fight off the machines. Because of this Skynet sent back a number of Directinators to take over the production of the later films to make them suck, and engineered the writer's strike to get the series cancelled.
I think Uwe Boll is part of a related plot.
Notably they don't mind a visit from the T-X.
Skynet was wise to exploit that weakness.
Re: Looks more like...
Hollywood actresses all look the same anyway.
The words of Spock
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