1050 posts • joined 10 Mar 2008
4.40am on 25th Aug 2027 it became self aware and decided our fate in a microsecond....
OFCOM should tell them "fuck off, you own infrastructure, whats wrong with you lot extending it and /or installing more of it"
After all, you make enough money out of your current captive customers (or is that blown on the never ending junk mailshots?)
tell ms May and the clueless nitwits that the terrorists are using a hidden internet to communicate their evil plans and that to access it, you need to connect at the IP address 127.0.0.1
but I must take issue with the unfair and, not to put to fine a point on it, unjust characterisation of BMW drivers as incompetant and useless drivers.
When a BMW appears in your mirrors , you know its going to be some self important lower middle manager or some down on his luck financial advisor, and you know that they will not indicate or use their mirrors.
This means that they can safely be predicted in their driving actions and thus either be avoided, or compensated for by your driving.
No , the real menaces on todays roads are the f***ing audi drivers who all drive like utter morons, just because they think they are being some cool by not buying a BMW
Nope when it comes to weaving across motorway lanes, driving way too close in the rain (about 6" away) , parking on the pavements forcing everyone to walk in the road, and generally behaving as utter c***s, its always a f***ing audi
just had to deal with lawyers and wills and such, perhaps an easy solution to those "you cant access anything if you're dead" type companies is to include your account name and password (or where on your PC such things can be found) then instruct the executers of your will to empty said account of personal and valuable stuff, then tell said web company that the account is to be de-activated because the holder is dead.
PS dunno if the iTunes/apple thing holds up in court here because it would count as part of the estate.
While they're at it
could they make the ISPs use the correct price for their BB deals such as
"10meg BB for £3.95/mth for 6 months*"
" * line rental £17.99, installation cost £30, price after 6months £9.99, min contract length 36 months"
in very small print afterwards.
Where in fact its £20.94 for the first 6 months, then £27.98/mth for the next 30 months and should be advertised as such
Re: Your comments confirm misogynist attitudes in IT
You will wear what you are told you can wear.
You will conform to the rules of the state
You will obey
you will not question
you will conform
you will obey
you will conform
you will conform
PS f*** you, I am not a number
What does m$ charge for a copy of windows 8.1?
and if they giving it away , that a case of anti-competitive behaviour
1 beer in and it takes ages to spell those big worms ....
blazing away at Team Fortress most of the evening.....
I cant see anything there that challenges it
All I see is another team based shooter that will come and go
And I bet it does'nt have hats either
still in windows?
They could save themselves a whole lot of time, effort and money by dumping it ....
Just a thought
Re: Here's how a rational attempt behaves
G-code files reduce the skill needed?
Excuse me while I fall off my perch laughing.
To setup a CNC machine to make your bits takes a bit more than a G-code file and 5 mins bolting a chunk of metal to a machine bed.
After all, installing windows is a matter of slapping the disc in the tray and pressing reboot.......
But if your aim is to make a gun that can be fired once, then yes , it takes no skill to machine the parts and hope the act of firing does'nt blow your hand off, leaving your potential victim able to point and go 'ha ha'
If your hope is to reuse said firearm after firing (and this includes still having a hand to hold it with), then you need some skill at machining stuff to be able to do it, whether or not you've got a G-code file
favourite game at the moment is Kerbal Space Program, I should be down at the cape blowing up rockets or sending robotic explorers to other worlds.....
Sadly I'm stuck on a damp south coast watching the fireworks
But only if the person recieving the tax cut/funds goes out and disposes of all of that money into the economy
Where it fails to work is when everyone who benefits from the tax cut , stuffs 1/2 the cash in an offshore bank account and hides the rest in the stock market, where it just drives up the value of shares
Which is what actually happens
Only if you derive pleasure from it
Re: I hate to sound like a broken record...
"Nukes "greenhouse-gas free"
Not quite. Concrete production emits a vast amount of CO2, and nukes have a lot of concrete. It's trivial in the long run, but I'm just getting started. Mining uranium is done with big equipment powered by diesel. The whole supply chain emits CO2. The plants will have vehicles wandering around, powered by petrol. There will be generators that will need testing every month. So not 100% carbon free. Maybe 95%? Kidding, your point is still valid."
Whereas solar panels and wind turbines spring into existence with a wave of the magic fairy wand?
Without the ability to deliver power 24/7
Re: Show us the consequences ...
You're forgeting the primary reason for the projects to go tits is terminal incompetence in the senior civil service and among junior ministers charged with overseeing said project.
But the politicians dont really care if the project delivers or not because they managed to give a shed load of money to private companies... many of which will say thank you very much, heres your non-executive directorship as a reward.
While the dole/benefit claiments still have to wait 6 months to get any money while the 47 forms you have to fill out are manually checked and cross checked by staff thinking "If it did'nt take 6 months to process a claim, the dole would be better than this shit"
into firefox and I might be tempted to use it
IE... that POS is used on first install to download another browser... and thats it
pop up a message to the user saying fake chips identified and this driver will not work with them, please contact your device vendor for an updated driver.
Kick the problem to the sloppy QA departments who dont check for the fake kit
Or more likely, the senior management when faced with paying $30 for geniune chip and $5 for a fake, go with the fake
The workers have to pay their taxes out of the income paid to them by the employer, its not paid by the employer, but the employee.
The employer just adds the wages to the expenses bit on his accounts sheet
But as has been pointed out, why dont inland revenue investigate how a company can make year on year losses on the UK operation and yet still remain solvent.... because the company I work for cant
Its more like
<celebrity> Look at me on twitter , are'nt I wonderful
<alledged troll> No you're not and your last film was the worst piece of shit I've ever had to watch and makes me wish you'd died in a car accident before filming started
<celebrity> whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa nasty man said bad things.... someone in the govenment make them stop.
The other sort of troll saying things like they want to rape and kill someone are ALREADY COMMITING AN OFFENCE,,,, fucking well do them under the current laws, we do not need MORE laws
Damnit I asked the government to something ... guess I'll be in jail for trolling in a minute
Re: Oh, please...
Or visit beachy head on a wet november afternoon......
More seriously .. nice article
Now the press knows what its like to have your phone calls tapped illegally.....
never forget though
you are up against the light bulb principle too.
No manufacturer will ever make a light bulb that will last 50 years, even if they could, because they'd sell 1 once and that would be it.
Nope much better to make a product with a limited lifespan, say 5 years, and be able to sell the same thing again and again and again.
See Apple's phones for more.. also microsoft could do it by turning off the activation servers 2 years after each new OS is released(inflicted more like).. if they dared
Re: Oh dear gawd
Nope , no moose heads.... just a list of (un)popular politicians....
Inauguration : a way of announcing to the world that another target has taken its place on the shooting gallery..
Just kidding.. jeeez I dont really live in my basement surrounded by copies of guns and ammo
Oh dear gawd
Why not spend some money buying a decent sized 2nd CNC maching center?
$5K should get you something decent if not $10K
You can get the gun blueprints and make every part quite easily* and the only time you have to check with the boring old regulations is when machining aforesaid lower reciever.
Of course after once making a little popgun, you'll get the taste for making proper guns such as semi-auto 50 cal rifles, or a copy of the famous MG-42 machine gun**
Since footnotes are the way of things today
*easily means being able to program the mill and have enough skill/knowledge to set the thign up and machine the parts correctly... about 5-7 years is ideal
** ammunition costs usually make MG-42 ownership very expensive.. especially after the first 1000 rounds
*** 30 yrs experience of wrestling CNCs and robots to do his evil bidding to make everything from nuclear reactor gas seals to various aerospace stuff and a long history of making high quality rifle parts
its to get away from the US air force's eastern range control and tracking people.
Takes them 2 days just to re-position the tracking gear for the next launch.... which can be a bother when your allotted 2 day launch window gets borked by the weather and there's another rocket waiting.....
And Musk can launch when he wants in order to capture a couple of US and russian craft in orbit in order to provoke WW3
they did'nt buy the guys behind Kerbal Space Program
And since they've splurged 2.5 billion, they dont have the money now anyway
Good luck minecraft... you're gonna need it......
about preparing for the various nuclear/coal fired power stations to go end of life.
Once you've go everyone installed with smart meters , its a doddle to turn off individual houses to reduce demand on the power generation infrastructure. especially during winter when it wont be able to cope.
Gonna be fun when you jump on your spiffy new HS2 train for a jaunt upto Birmingham and be told "Due to power restrictions this train will be limited to 40 mph"... or the more fun to be had at 2am when the power comes back on and everyones washing machines/dishwashers start up.....
But then you got to look at the government decisions and wonder what the f*** are these people on?
Smart meters cost 10 billion quid to deploy over 10 years, or buying 2 off the shelf french nuclear power stations for the same amount over 10 years and not having to need smart meters......
wait until you get rid of the TV and dont pay the licence......
You thought mad John "break ya legs" Turner the loan shark was into harrassment when you did'nt pay him his 25 quid a week, hes got nothing on the licence enforcers..
we can build a particle accelerator that size..... all we need is 2 decent 'ish sized black holes, set them at a minimal safe distance and have them spining in opposite directions.... then at the right time fire couple of planets into them , and hey presto 2 beams of radiation heading towards each other at a fair fraction of the speed of light... BOOOM
whats this note on my file? "caution :this patient should not be allowed within 50Km of any particle accelerator"
I'm on the side of the met and the government minister here (time to vomit)
Because the cops in question lied about the said events, or got sent to jail for lying about the said event.
And since they were into criminal conduct the met had every right to investigate who they were contacting.
If it was a bank robbery the met were investigating, you would'nt even blink for a second that the met had slurped data records on who called who after the robbery took place.
The article is more of a line that the press are upset because the scarers have been put on the police to stop them leaking so much paid information to the press.....
Same old same old
stuff about 'lack of skilled people'
The lack is caused by
1. employers/agencies want a person to fill ALL the tick boxes, if you dont , no matter how skilled, you wont be considered eg a skilled machinist who has run CNC lathes for 5 years using Fanuc OT-B series controls not being considered for a job because the machines have Fanuc 21-T controls (functionally the same thing..but hey got different numbers)
2. the pay/duties sucks : How much is the kit worth you are using for your job vs how much you are getting paid, the kit I use is £130 000, some of the parts can go upto £1000 each, and your share at the end of the year (assuming you dont scrap too much and get fired) £25-28K
But finally and most important
3. Companies cutting out all the training programs for their staff..... dont whine about 'lack of skilled staff' if your company has done this to 'improve profits'.
But managers who make that sort of decision rarely have to live with the consequences, because they've already flounced off to a higher paid job for having a proven record in increasing profits.......
Re: Almost half
But they all know howto fill out expenses forms for swapping homes at the taxpayers expense without help....
All MPs really need to know is which way their paymasters/party bosses want them to vote on a subject and then go do it.
Which always begs the question.. why do we need so many of them?
Sorry its more likel $7.5 million for the lawyers (30% or so) and $2.50 in google play money for everyone else.
not dark, our eyes just cant see the photons coming from every point in the sky
Re: Budgetary crazyness
We had beancounters from hell at one MoD place I attended
Then they got their rightful pasting thanks to a job in some tricky material... so we ordered 5 special tools to do the job, knowing we'd break 4 in the process of making the parts.
Beancounters saw the cost and cut the number down to 3...
Needless to say we got 60% through the order until we ran out of tools.
Was good fun watching senior naval and MOD types marching upstairs to the beancounters to explain the kit is worth several million quid and cant move until the poor engineering slobs(me) have made all the parts for it.....
has been going on for years in the industrial control game
A certain popular Japnese company has some 16 8 bit number held in the permanent memory, each bit controls a different option such as 1 bit turns on the on screen clock and 3 bits defines how much memory you have (and you pay through the nose for those memory chips too)
The along comes a german company that sells a control that has all the options turned on by default and a nice 200 gig HDD too and everyone buys japanese to stay compatable with all the software written before .................
Its more than
likely a couple of 15 yr olds annoyed at Sony and Microsoft for booting them off their networks for hacking after they bought a "sony or microsoft cant detect this hack" from some dodgy russian website.
Take 'em out and shoot them I say 9mm revolutionary justi... damn forgot the revolution has been postponed for economic reasons.
Re: I for one welcome out new cockroach overlords
Its only a matter of time as I tell my 3*10^8 children at bedtime......
only 2 gripes I have against VM ( or liberty global.. or NTL or NYNex or whoever else lays claim to the green trunking buried outside the house) is that the customer service dept is s*** until you finally get through to their english call center who generally have the flexibility to go off script and order an engineer for the next day.
And the dire junk mailing... for gawds sake VM CHECK to see if the houses you are mass mailing are already customers!!!!!!!!!! You pay an extra £1.50 for a VM monthly statement posted to you or £0.00 for an e.mailed version..... and I get at least 5 or 6 junk mails a month..... they gotta be hoovering up your sodding profits
Oh and the super(fail)hub only ever works properly if you put it in cable modem mode and use your own wireless router
Re: I don't understand
Microsoft marketing would give you Bill G's grandmother if it involved you buying services from M$ .....
guess I was right after all when I said that everyone spies on everyone else...
Worse still IE for Linux !!!
Self service ... pah
wait until you get a real robot that can (and will) kill you if you give it half a chance, and not content with stuffing the unlucky operator into the machining bay, it will do it again and again and again because it will absolutely never stop ever even if you are already dead (and got a 2" dia cutter through the skull too).
And I bet the self serve UI designers all started out in industrial UI design where they were rightfully kicked out for coming up with some of the abominations I put up with .....
Morphine are the only pain killers I've found that actually work
The only downsides are the addictive side effects......
to order those phased plasma rifles in the 40 watt range
After all... what could possibly go wrong?
just waiting until some muppet adds the steam data servers to list of IPs to be watched for illegal downloads
<said muppet> f*** me terabytes of data going from this one uploader... must be a major criminal, lets hit him hard with a snotty letter, that will stop him
after with the current Falcon 9 launches is that the first stage can decend and land softly
If they can do that a few times over water where the kaboomy stuff does'nt really matter, then they'll go for landing the first stage on land.
Then they'll fine tune it so that it can land back in the volcano lair Mr Musk is undoubtedly building somewhere in the world away from prying eyes.......
Re: Sticky floor
I was just wondering...
Any idea what was sticking your feet to the floor?
Because we're after a decent glue to make some lightweight carbon fibre stuff bond to some metal.
Wheres the vomit icon :)
all of GCHQ's work because the mind control chip they implanted in my head told me to
Note to self : find a better quality of tinfoil than tesco's bargin brand
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