145 posts • joined 18 Feb 2008
Re: The singer was cute
Thanks for that.. yep very Amy Winehouse
Re: Remind me: why all those acquisitions were good then?
I wonder if its a way of borrowing more money, saddle each company, like dividing your house and taking out two mortgages. Loads of "free" extra money, nice bonus for a bit and then off to the next company before repayments are due.
Re: Or alternatively...
Right.... but you are only really worrying about being locked into buying a certain suppliers disk, no??
A modern NAS you can use any disk that's on an approved list, they normally have a half dozen suppliers (Seagate/WD/Samsung etc) so I'm not really seeing any advantage or difference with going with a proprietary FreeNAS solution or proprietary Netgear/Synology etc. who is really going to write their own NAS software when you can already buy an out of a box solution, that will do all the permissions/Workgroup mode/Active Directory etc. Apps that stream/transcode etc.
I can't see the benefit?
Would have been helpful to have power consumption figures, these are typically on 24x7 so its more important than how fast the interface is, which I'm only going to access to setup and then the odd update.
Appreciate the more disks, the more power etc.
Re: Why (Because you are Arnaut the ignorant)
"Michael Brown was shot by Officer David Wilson when Brown allegedly tried to grab Wilson's gun during a stop."
So if the officer wasn't carrying a gun and brandishing it around, then it wouldn't have been grab-able and nobody would have been shot?
Yes but that's the same with any new system, the cost is always up front.
If it rolls out (eventually) it should provide a return on the investment, but if Labour just can it for political point scoring purposes, then it will have been a complete waste of taxpayers money.
Re: National Security.
What happened to assets like AWAX and Nimrod have these been dumped in favor of a new shiney, more expensive solution?
They could still call it
Just add 110 Bishopsgate as the next line of the address.......
Further Explanation required
"...he was convinced that the Vodafone management was just so bad that it would waste all the money entirely. As it happened, he was wrong (they gave most of it back to shareholders), "
So they did just waste it by spunking it on shareholders for short term glory, rather than long term business growth?
Re: Re : Asperger syndrome...
"Unless you mean our political idiots here in the UK will make a law making it legal for foriegn agents to hack computers willy-nilly which I cant see them slipping past the electorate with much ease (well I hope not anyways)"
You make at least two assumptions;
1) That we get a vote which the MPs will take notice of. Can't remember the last time they actually voted in the interests of their constituents.
2) That the mindless majority of the press won't play the terrorist, pedo we're all going to die unless it's allowed.
Re: He Got Too Much
Should HAVE been
Smart phones are obviously oversized and need to be smaller. I've noticed at concerts and events that people cant fit them in their pocket and have to hold them the whole time, must be really tiring.
Re: Dumb question here
3)... not strictly true as you could change your mac address to that of a trusted device and therefore gain access.
In a similar vein I used to use this method to "reset" my bandwidth usage when staying at hotels by changing to a different mac address and it worked lovely :)
Re: Bad code, or bad setup?
Sounds like it was lemming programming, rather than validating the config inputs against what was expected to happen and what it was doing was correct.
If the burn was the wrong way, why not an if on burn my altitude is going down/then stop the burn and ask for help/else burn on....
Re: What SHOULD Microsoft call its browser?
err unfortunately not all the time;
Re: No spare wheel?
Is a POI tyre repair layer provided on the SatNav for this purpose or do you need to prepare a map before you drive off?
Re: Use of email addresses as usernames
But that also provides an attack vector, as it allows a hacker to determine valid usernames as you would have to check if the username was already in use during the login/signup process.
Re: These hackers are monsters!!
Although SQL injection exploits have been known for a long time, even the OWASP doesn't seem to mention UTF8 Multibyte character exploits on its top ten list.
Whats required are some very solid security templates to be able to build sites, without the weight or steep learning curve of a full framework. Plus some good penetration tools that aren't ££££ks to buy!
Re: ADSL, VDSL built in / requires modem
Agreed. Looks like you need the ASUS DSL-AC68U variant;
Compatible with ADSL2/2+, ADSL, VDSL2, fibre and cable services for complete future-proofing
Re: Very impressive
NASA's Deep Impact and Stardust were flyby and smash into a comet missions, rather than a rendezvous. I guess you could play on the semantics of what is a rendezvous.
"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.
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