110 posts • joined 24 Feb 2008
Re: Secret mode?
Yes, but the code for hitting things really really hard is still IDKFA.
Re: But against the backdrop of your British readership...
And please don't attempt to argue about statistics, as they don't seem to show clear correlations between gun ownership and either murder or violent crime:
But strangely, they do show clear connections between gun ownership and accidental shootings.
So, when your daughter's flatmate comes home late at night and the noise wakes her up, would it be better for him to find her cowering in a closet with a breadknife, or standing with a nice heavy shooting-iron pointed at his braincase?
Who is Taylor Swift? She's a well known IT security expert who occasionally records music.
If only the White House had enforced RFC 3514 compliance on all incoming traffic this could all have been avoided.
Re: "To reminder you"???????
"We are spent the morning?????"
People called Romanes they go the house?
Plain engineering common sense is too busy telling people not to use pencils inside space capsules.
Re: Calories = work
An interesting point, but I don't think that a mission to Mars will need enough jars opened or things taken off of high shelves to justify the added expense.
That could be as bad as trying to Google Google.
Over the last few days the bidding on this card has gone up from $80,200 to $1,309.
It seems that Mr. Sung was unable to confirm that many of the higher bids were serious so he cancelled them.
Re: I'm wondering ....
There is such a branch, but the last few groups to study it each hit links to tvtropes.com and haven't been seen since.
Re: "they would release the name of the daughter of St Louis County’s police chief"
They're not threatening to say "We know the name of the police chief's name and it's Suzy Derkins!"
They're threatening to say "We know the name of the police officer who shot an unarmed man six times in the back and it's Suzy Derkins!"
It's the kind of stunt that anyone with half a brain could see through, but the audience is already an angry mob which is sadly lacking in a competent research assistant.
Sam Sung lives in Vancouver, British Columbia and is donating the proceeds of this auction to the BC and Yukon branch of "The Children's Wish Foundation of Canada". The Tampa Bay Times did some digging into the financial records of "Children's Wish Foundation International", which is based in the USA and has a similar sounding name but no other connection with TCWFoC.
I don't know for sure that Sam Sung isn't donating $80,000 to an organization made up of lizard aliens who want to steal all of our planet's water, but it doesn't look like he's sending to to Florida so that's okay.
Wait, I think I saw this web page before...
"To find out if your account has been compromised, just enter your login and password below."
This sounds perfectly legit. I don't see any reason why not to do that...
*click click click* *submit*
"It has been now. Thank you and have a nice day."
Re: Painful music
"Perhaps cutting their ears off would be a more appropriate punishment."
Wrong. Their ears they keep and I'll tell you why. So that every shriek of every child at seeing their hideousness will be theirs to cherish. Every babe that weeps at their approach, every woman who cries out, "Dear God! What is that thing," will echo in their perfect ears. That is what to the pain means. It means leaving them in anguish, wallowing in freakish misery forever.
Re: Out of curiosity ...
"3. Because they are constantly threatening war - they've declared war on the US twice this year. One day they might actually follow through, and then we all get an entertaining show."
We already have an entertaining show about that, with Peter Sellers and a pre-Dr. Who William Hartnell. Perhaps it should be come with a disclaimer about being for entertainment purposes only.
Re: Wall O Trash
...And if it does get hit by 100 km/h winds and scatters "building material" all over four states, that's all somebody else's problem.
It's like a bicycle with hand warmers.
Wouldn't it have been much easier, cheaper and safer to have simply used a catapult?
Re: And who will not be happy
"until we're all living in caves, killing our own sausages."
Once, herds of wild sausages a hundred thousand strong thundered across the prairies, shaking the earth and crushing whatever lay in their path.
The majestic sausage played a significant part in the early history and culture of Europe. Otto von Bismarck attributed his keen understanding of politics to having spent his youth watching wild sausages during mating season.
ElReg 12.6.14 miniplenty misquoted date rectify
"It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank The Register for raising the number of years since 1984 to forty. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that 1984 was thirty years ago. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it."
Re: That isn't a Steam issue.
That's not the point. I can play Mario Kart on my Wii, then take out the disk and put Zelda in. There's nothing stopping me from putting it into a Wii U and continuing to play Mario Kart there without having to shut down Zelda first.
(s/Wii/X-Box/, s/Mario Kart/Halo/, s/Zelda/BattleGearDutyCreed/ as required).
If I have two consoles running Steam, each logged in with their own account (call them "his" and "hers", just because), he can use Family Sharing to play Civilization on his Steam box from her Steam library, but will have to quit the game if she tries to play her own copy of Skyrim on hers. That's the problem.
She bought two games, and wants to play one of them on one computer and one on the other. I can't see anything even remotely approaching piracy there.
The only problem with this is that you may be arrested by someone who has heard of TrueCrypt already, and as a result believes that you may have created a second partition and therefore should know the key to unlock it.
Thanks to that you can be locked up under section 49 even if you have already coughed up the password. Didn't create a second partition? That's your problem.
Re: We Were Promised Jetpacks
Nice idea, one little problem.
Now, if somebody accidentally breaks the glass in one of Terminal 5's windows, they have to replace the entire building.
Re: What a coincidence...
Analysis of Google Adsense bans show that roughly one in ten of them happened in the last three days before payout. Coincidence? I think not.
It's almost as suspicious as the way that Google employees take 40% of their so-called sick days on either a Monday or a Friday.
Re: No security issues?
That's not a security issue, it's a matter of customer convenience.
I trust Huawei more than ever knowing that they have made sure I can never be locked out of my secured network again.
I could comment about how surveys are conducted, but Sir Humphrey has beaten me to it.
Re: What's the point?
"No, no, no. "A transaction was made by anonymous party X to anonymous party Y" is not traceability."
Right. That's only metadata, and of no value whatsoever.
Re: Dead right...
"If you were crossing a large desert, which would you want - a horse or a camel?"
Re: Get real
"If he's really invented Bitcoin he'd be rich enough to buy a new identity, a private island, a Learjet [...]"
And to hire an out-of-work 64 year old man to move into his old house and answer to the name of Satoshi Nakamoto if any reporters come by.
Re: Reminds me of....
It's not? Then I'm going to have to sue the Internet!
Re: Wow this new monitor is the coolest
She's trying to impress Moss and Roy by looking busy, but doesn't know that they just came into the office to plug in her computer.
Re: I wonder...
'the corporate slogan plastered on their cars; "with you, for you, always".'
Now do they mean that as a promise, as a threat or just as a warning?
Yes, they do.
Re: Sounds about right
You're supposed to use the "mindless fanboi" icon when posting that. Unless you were being sarcastic - there's an icon for that, too.
If the goal is to deter people from asking you for help with Windows, then it's the perfect answer.
"Well, yes I am a doctor but my specialty is in removing organs for transplants. I can tell you why you have that pain in your abdomen, but I would have to take out your liver and both kidneys to do it. Is that okay with you?"
"Does no-one at this benighted excuse for a digital newspaper understand the first thing about homeopathy and the Laws of Dilution?"
As I understand the process of dynamisation, all it would take is a little bit of shaking and the entire Pacific ocean would become a homeopathic nuclear reactor with a mass of 1,000,000,000,000,000,000 times that of the original Daiichi NPP and, as such, capable of producing about 29 billion times more power than we receive from the Sun.
I don't see a problem with that.
Re: Test? No problem
Yes, but how many of those atoms could dance on the head of that pin?
He's right about that.
"My card (with EMV chip) got skimmed while in the UK. Ton of fraudulent txns. Wouldn't have happened if merchant accepted PayPal"
Indeed. PayPal would have pocketed the money long before any lesser thieves could have gotten to it.
Re: "fruity firm"
That exclamation point is only tilted by eight degrees. You need to tilt it exactly nine degrees to add the correct bit of whimsy.
In other news
The song "Hot Shot City" is particularly good.
[...] the word literally means “everyone” in Japanese, and “suggests multiple people doing things together”.
Why does everything on the Internet have to be about porn?
Re: Desmond Bagley "Running Blind"
That reminds me of a story involving time travel. The Clever Scientist figures out that as soon as time travel was invented, someone was bound to travel back in time to kill Hitler (Or some other Interesting Historical Figure). Once that happened someone else was guaranteed to travel back to stop him from doing that, and so on and so on. The only change to history which could not possibly be undone by another time traveller was to prevent time travel from being invented in the first place.
This explained precisely why his last two attempts to build a time machine had each met with mysterious setbacks and disasters, but it also provided a guaranteed technique for using time travel to win The War: Just allow The Enemy to steal all of your research, knowing that they will throw everything they had into trying to beat you in the "Time Machine Race" which they can't possibly finish, let alone win.
There was either a short story with that as the plot, or a future version of me travelled to the past and told it to me many years ago. I have never been able to figure out just which explanation of that story is true.
Re: Probability and Mathematics
Doctor, you mentioned the ratio of ten women to each man. Now, wouldn't that necessitate the abandonment of the so-called monogamous sexual relationship, I mean, as far as men were concerned?
> > if it was a smartphone it would be considered a failure.
> Mainly because it doesn't have the hardware required to make calls.
You can also use a smartphone to make phone calls? That must be some hidden feature that nobody ever talks about.
Re: Well Done El Reg
" ...You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to them had you? I mean like actually telling anyone or anything."
"But the plans were on display..."
"On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them."
"That's the display department."
"With a torch."
"Ah, well the lights had probably gone."
"So had the stairs."
"But look you found the notice didn't you?"
"Yes," said Arthur, "yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying 'Beware of The Leopard'."
NEED MUCH More Severe Penalties!!!
Go home, Boris. You're drunk again.
That was appropriate
Curiously enough, this article was accompanied by a banner ad informing me that asian women want to meet me.
Have the City of London Police been in touch with El Reg recently?
Perhaps you needed to give the guitarist a "Soar" knob.
I wouldn't know what the inside looked like. I can't open the fridge without a pentagram-shaped screwdriver, six plastic wedges of different designs, two litres of solvent and a hair dryer.
Better than the iPhone 5.
Okay, it was a _slightly_ higher power weapon, but the results are more dramatic that way.
One more thing
Don't set them on fire either. That rarely helps as much as you think it would.