124 posts • joined 18 Feb 2008
"Delete your cache now and put on a tin-foil helmet as soon as possible!" - My God, I thought it was only a tin-foil hat that was needed.
It's where the male brain is right??
"The peers said that people charged under their proposed amendment would have had to believe, at the time the picture was taken, that the image was to remain private."
So how are you going to prove this, the absence of a release form signed by all parties? Guilty as charged...
Re: Wasn't a DNS issue...
Yep wasn't a DNS issue. I tried Google DNS and not BT DNS and it was still not routing correctly, some sites were ok, some were not!?!
More likely that GCHQ black box failed....
Re: Doppler Shift and Timing of Satellite Signals
You mean you never bothered to actually search;
Burst Timing Offset (BTO)
The BTO is a measure of the time taken for a transmission round trip (ground station to satellite to aircraft and back) and allows a calculation of the distance between the satellite and the aircraft. Based on this measure, a possible location ring can be mapped on the surface of the earth (Figure 3). An analysis of SATCOM system parameters showed that the accuracy of the rings was ± 10 km. This analysis was validated using recorded BTO values from the initial stage of the flight when the aircraft’s position was known.
Re: A textbook example
Its not the same as buying a car.. you are being *given* money and the giver decides not to give it to you anymore, so how are you therefore entitled to compensation?
Secondly the savings can be whatever you chose them to be, depending on how you define the timeline to suit your argument/agenda. If you decide the timeframe as 1yr then it will be zero savings, but over 10 yrs or 20 yrs the savings will be considerable.
I can only understand about half of what the guy is mumbling in the advert
"Martindale says he isn’t out for personal enrichment, but wants to raise awareness of digital property theft – a digital right that self-styled “digital rights” activists never seem to recognise, let alone defend."
Don't be a tool.. what is good for the goose is good for the gander.... its a crime just ask the FBI. An open and shut case $250k and 5 yrs in a federal prison.... it also funds terrorism so actually make that a cool $1 mill..
Nice pic BTW
colourful rosette designs = jobs for the boyz
Can't help but think, if the Network from Network Management was removed, £80bil is a nice little job to get involved with if you're a soon to be a booted out MP or Business Secretary.
Re: Hmm. Already happening
But we could wear a disguise maybe.. like a tinfoil hat
Re: Late to the game
Sure mobiles track you and card spending can also be used but these are held by different companies. I think the point being made is that Google is becoming a single owner of all data and gathering all this information in a single space and therefore could mine it for whatever reason.
Whether you are comfortable with that is your decision. Well until such time as there isnt a non-Google option, maybe they should change their name to Weyland-Yutani
Re: Lost in Space
Is it not just a marketing company buying (potentially) another marketing company... with a bit of tech in between and a large legal team overlay.
Re: Far too creepy Tesco
"Just one problem, Banknotes get changed now and then, so if you do not use them for very long, your millions of notes will soon be worth **NOTHING** !!!!"
Thats not true.. The Bank of England will pay face value of any UK note you present to them, you just have to journey up to London.
Re: Far too creepy Tesco
I've always wondered if they do similar if you don't use a loyalty card but pay using the same debit card each time. Do they also link all those transactions together, as it must be pretty easy to then find the address of the card holder.
Re: We ARE living in the future!
@Kharkov - Its a little disingenuous to compare old with new for pricing. If you took COTS hardware today you could probably build rockets even cheaper but someone had to pay to develop and build the initial hardware and for that to be refined and cheaper copies made as a result.
For example the first Atlas V launch was 2002 and SpaceX wasnt founded until 2002.
Re: I often
Grass is always greener... but by being single you'll be saving a fortune in not buying wine
Re: Disappointed by the BBC recently
Isn't the popular now piece auto-generated by what people click on? Which in itself is targeted by twitter campaigns to push random items up the list?
If you look at the BBC front page there is;
Sacking over poor elderly home care
Stop and search powers to be reviewed
Farage will not stand in by-election
Oklahoma inmate dies after 'botched' lethal injection
You pick you choose, its not all fluffy stuff.
Personally I watch Ch4 news as its more indepth.
Re: employee benefits
"* Perhaps because for a lucky few, they can buy their way out of such a fate. The BBC's generic recruitment page - here - includes dental insurance, critical illness insurance and private medical insurance amongst the perks. Just sayin'."
Hidden agenda maybe?? If you read the page it states under *VOLUNTARY BENEFITS*;
We also offer other optional benefits that can be paid through *net pay deductions.*
So its opt-in and paid for by the employee after tax and the employee is then additionally taxed benefit in kind by the government. (1) Hardly a free lunch but what I would expect from any large corporation (like FTSE 100 companies) that can cut deals with big health providers. You know the bit about trying to be nice to your employees, investors in people, all that stuff.
1) It's more annoying that the tax man feels everything in life is a perk and should be taxed, hot food the peasant class should eat food cold, Energy saving materials pah freeze you filth....
Re: Is it foraging still if......
Maybe not the grass but if you are near the countryside there is Wild Garlic in flower at the moment and also Ground Elder (eat the young shoots) which you can eat.
Why don't you eat the dogs and give your challenge an authentic edge?
Re: They Actually Make Things In Germany
You realise Thatcher left office almost 25yrs ago? The UK does high tech manufacturing very well, think Satellites and F1 as examples.
Pulling coal out the ground or weaving jumpers is cheaper in China and Asian countries from a wage perspective but there is a resurgence in clothing manufacturer in the UK, again high end and not the 2 for a £1 T-shirts in Asda.
Also don't forget the EU affect, it's obsession with global temperature which has pushed for the reduction of Carbon output, typically manufacturing/industrial and coming to a motorway near you soon. When we are crawling along at 60mph I presume you will blame Thatcher for that as well?
Re: Read the details, there's more*
"And they also made up counterfeit working "next-gen" X-box consoles, sold one on eBay for $5000."
Wow amazing what you can do with 3D printers these days, where did they hide the 45nm fabrication plant in the basement?
Re: It's our fault.
Yep but unfortunately the masses are also on the fiddle as they only vote for parties that bribe them, ie. child benefit, winter fuel payments, free bus passes, free tv licenses etc.
The reality that they took the money out of your wallet in the first place, process it and then give it back to you as some kind of special favor seems to pass everyone by.
You would have thought by now he would have dug a tunnel, perhaps we could club together and send him a dvd of The Great Escape for inspiration.
Re: Of course NSA puts USA at risk
"no longer be ashamed of being British when abroad."
Slightly random, I've been to many places in the world, Middle East, US, Europe and never felt ashamed to be British and never faced any hostility either.
I also hope Scotland votes Yes as well, it will give you the opportunity to loose the chip on your shoulder that you like to polish and froth about.
How can you stop someone from cutting the wires??
Re: Apple don't lose money on the unsold ones anyway right?
Are you thinking of SoR (Sale or Return)
Option 1) Carrier buys x units for £x. After agreed period, x wks/months, the stock that doesnt sell, they send back to the manufacturer who gives them their money back. (Carrier takes the initial hit)
Option 2) Carrier doesnt pay anything for x units but agrees higher (sometimes) £x back to the manufacturer for each sale. After agreed period, x wks/months, manufacturer takes back the remaining stock. (Manufacturer takes the hit)
Helpful for tax avoidance eg. realise the sale and receiving your stock back unsold after the closer of your financial period etc
"If we can find money to kill people, you can find money to help people"
"Keeping people hopeless and pessimistic - see I think there are two ways in which people are controlled - first of all frighten people and secondly demoralise them."
"An educated, healthy and confident nation is harder to govern."
Re: Why ...
Because for such a low priced product it would be more efficient to put it through as an expense claim then raise a Purchase order.. no crackpot conspiracy theory required.
Re: Black Box
Is the problem that it doesnt fit with the 24/7 news agenda or that its not a reliable, tried and tested solution?
Posts above give an indication of the very small likelihood of a plane crash so how many haven't been solved due to a pulverised black box?
Re: @AC Sounds about right
If the bath water is cold, taking a dump in it wont help
London centric view or complete arse?
"At the risk of sounding churlish, the whole scheme will probably work in Scandinavia, land of saunas and sexual liberation, but might not be so great in **scary old Blighty, home of street violence and car crime.** "
Citation required... or stop with pumping out the Daily Mail narrative of lies
Re: does it matter?
"if we carry on burning hydrocarbons as we are we are going to run out "
So that kind of fixes itself then, market forces will make it expensive, so another source will be more attractive/viable e.g. nuclear
I'm guessing it will be useful but I'm also feeling it will be more expensive than just using a tape measure.
This may be a stupid question but bitcoins aren't real money right? Its not like I have this bitcoin and can jog off down to the bank and ask for a suitcase of money in return... it seems more like bitcoins are like IOUs and only useful to buy illegal goods. Or have I missed something?
Surely it shows he works in IT.... talking of which, time for a cuppa
(need a Tea icon :)
Leave it out
The real problem is that of politicians, they like to meddle and interfere with things that pretty much work fine.
Why not meddle in the stuff that needs fixing, ie. tax evasion/avoidance
Surely it would have been better to take payment say yeah its in the post guv, and then closed down?? Rinse and Repeat...
Couple of corrections, massive bias
Public Accounts Committee chair Margaret Hodge (>>*LABOUR*<<) attacked the DWP's poor record on building the new benefits system, saying:
"Confusion and poor management at the highest levels have already resulted in delays and at least £34m wasted on developing IT. If the Department doesn’t get its act together, we could be on course for yet another catastrophic government IT failure."
Why is the £34m wasted, whats the basis of this argument? If its an Agile implementation then its built in stages so why is it wasted? The mention of weird and exotic project management seems to be more based on not understanding how Agile works?
Re: Why bother?
Cut out the middle man.....
Ironic in this case that they use MS technology but you cant have everything ;)
Re: Interesting ...
Buy a dehumidifier, we have a part solid walled house (old part of the house) and it did the trick to remove the fridge smell from some of the rooms we dont use in winter. Additionally our neighbour has put this product on and reckons it does the business, Wallrock Thermal Liner.
Also when I replastered the walls and ceiling in the office, I had that bubble wrap with foil on both sides stuff fitted, the room is now 2'c warmer than the other rooms.
Re: Enough bickering you lot...
Rifle range.. them yanks like shooting stuff... with a few magnets it might be possible to shoot yourself in the back of the head, Darwin theory
Isnt it more of a case that blokes surf and turn on the TV to drown out the sound of the wife?
The One Show
Just extend the news by 30mins and ditch The One Show AKA self-cock sucking luvies promo show. That will save £700+ million and improve the nations intelligence by 10 points
See other reg article about £35 million spunked on gov websites.. now this is the new skool, done on the cheap version.. with the server under the desk of the grad student...
You commentards are just never happy!
Bye then... we'll survive without Street View... interesting how big corps from US always think they can just muscle their way around Europe, obviously didnt learn anything from Microsoft's mauling!
Google will be next.
Hope the EU stands firm, as opposed to UK gov who would happily allow anything for a nice well paid job after the election.
Events are accurate but not shown in realtime
so err how long were they frying it for.. couple of hours/days??
or deploy a centrally managed decent AV product which would no doubt be a lot simpler and give a better ROI
Is it not also true that Orange Juice is far worse for you then alcohol, I'm sure I read somewhere that its the most difficult drink for your body to process and also aggravates stuff like arthritis?
Binned our "OpenWide" account because of this VbV arse... card details were taken from somewhere, no idea where as I only buy from about 10 sites. Anyhow VbV was reset.. off they went shopping around various clothing sites. "OpenWide" didnt block the card at all and processed the lot of them £2k worth, even though they were in China!
When reported to "Openwide" they didnt consider them to be unusual at the time like WTF and also hit me with £20 overdrawn charge for the pleasure!
I asked if it was possible to limit transactions so they can only ever be authorised in the UK but apparantly they cant do that?! Probably around companies offshoring transactions no doubt.
This is the same company that when I want to transfer £5 between accounts I need to have the physical card, a stupid card reader and enter my PIN.
Needless to say, demanded £20 back and account closed and good riddance...
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