Re: Standards please
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175 posts • joined 30 Apr 2008
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Upvoted to mislead the pollsters.
The Tories have a track record of changing the law
Just for balance, Labour were just as bad (remember the double jeopardy law they changed so they could re-try the suspected Lawrence murderers). It was also Labour who introduced most of the surveillance legislation in the first place.
Broken electoral system or not (and I tend to agree) I reckon this would have happened if Labour had won.
IMO the problem isn't that our data is harvested for advertising and data mining (as mentioned, this is apparently acceptable, because free stuff), the problem is that we don't trust the people doing it (i.e. OUR government) not to come back and screw us over in the future (and based on past events, quite rightly too). The obvious solution is to have some kind of maximum period of data retention - say 6 months - after which it becomes inadmissible in a court of law/anywhere (without an explicit warrant) for any purpose whatsoever. IANAL so this would need bullet proofing, but you get the gist.
I had a comment backing Girkath's comment up; but you're right, that was a bad comment. I think he meant it as a joke (and that was my original point) but no, I think you have to draw a line.
Why use an Intel NUC?
I was wondering that too, then i noticed the large "The Register Willowra Expedition - in association with INTEL" advert just to the right...
WE ARE NOT EMPHATICALLY NOT AMERICANS
The SHOUTY double negative suggests that you are...
...as an aside does anyone use a 10^12 "billion"? I'm pretty sure I've never come across it - I've heard of it but never seen it used - it's always 10^9
Usually Dabsy does humour
Yeah? must've missed that week...
...due to the nature of digital content, in that it is made available immediately and cannot be returned... Eh? isn't the point of all that fancy DRM that it's licensed only for use by the account holder and only if he has an online connection to validate it? Can they not just unlicense/disable his copy of the game and let him play the stuff he's licensed for? I dislike DRM as much as the next person who finds it a minor inconvenience when the internet connection is down, but in this case surely it could be made to work in the customer's favour? Ah, no wait, silly me...
After the revolution of course.
...but only briefly before they start again.
Annoyingly this article appears to have been filed under Verity Stob, and yet there wasn't a single mention of Delphi in the entire piece. There was a touch of surrealism, but not really enough.
I demand a refund etc.
So David Icke was almost right! We very nearly were ruled by 19 foot tall lizards...
so? he was only off by ~13 feet!
It would be fascinating to know what safety interlocks there are on these turbines...
I don't know about these particular machines, but typically you'd use mechanical isolation (physical switches etc) for maintenance; safety critical software is used put things in a safe state if something exceeds safe operating limits - you wouldn't (shouldn't) solely rely on it to keep things in a safe state for maintenance etc.
4. Allowed some of their smarter engineers (and they do exist) nearer to their customers.
I'd assume that the smarter engineers are the ones who want to maintain the greatest distance from the customers...
It just keeps escalating -- security types come up with the arseword, hackers come up with the smart-arse...
Until people actually want Windows on a phone
I'm sure it's been mentioned before, but Microsoft continuing to call their phone OS "Windows" is probably 90% of the problem.
"El Reg wonders how much our current leaders' blood would be worth"
a quick google for the price of lizard blood didn't turn up much...
I'm guessing that's the patent on storing them somewhere and accessing them somehow?
... "on a mobile device" ...
I don't think it would make any difference who the peers are. They're clearly just put-ups spouting whatever bullshit they've been told to to advance other people's agendas.
It would be interesting to know why they're pushing this 'snoopers charter' thing so hard - it looks like it will do more harm than good and (I assume) they must realise it makes them look bad and can't be doing their (all important) popularity any good, yet still they keep on with it...
We talked a lot about what we wanted from our professional lives...
blah blah blah then Mark offered us an obscene amount of money blah blah blah [insert generic justifications here] blah blah blah...
The commander file on the original Elite was easy to alter with a hex editor...
It was easy to edit, it was even easier to bork it if you didn't modify a few check-sum values too... er, so I'm told. Ahem.
STYLE you either have it or you, well, don't: see icon.
Apart from the online malarkey (which is getting interwebbed slightly out of proportion) it is pretty true to the original, which (IMO) is the problem. From what I've seen so far it's just frontier elite with better graphics. They've made a great sandbox, but i'm sat with my plastic spade wondering where all the sand is... still, it is a really cool spade.
The Silmarillion: Dawn of the First Age - Part 1
It'll certainly be a marathon endeavor. But mustn't snicker, this could be the first step towards leaving the milky way...
to decide that life requires a diurnal cycle
Decide, requires? I think you'll find there wasn't much choice in the matter.
The bible is a book ?
The clue's in the name ...
"O"? so that's 24 flying fucks then?!
Can this be added to the standards converter? i.e. 1 Central London = 10 aircraft carriers?
We already have Brontosaurs & Wales for such measurements, so they'd be a bit redundant. However if/when Philae is successful, maybe it could become the unit of measurement for size of space probes? Philae almost sounds like a unit already!
If they built it on the Isle Of Skye they could probably blag some funding from apple!
"Cinema you east stale popcorn and can't chat."
sadly you're right about the popcorn, but not about the "can't chat" bit, or play with your phone with the distractingly bright screen, or sit near me and eat tantalisingly tasty smelling* hot food...
"And does Zuck resemble Cameron more and more?"
Cameron Diaz?! I don't know what you're drinking, but I don't want any if that's the effect it has! ;-)
*I know, I know - but it always smells sooo good...
Which is/was entirely the problem with this series. Apart from Listen (? - the one with the hands under the bed) the rest have been ever so meh... saying that the bank one was OK too, but still 3 out of 11... not a good ratio.
At least this explains the rise in the number of trolls in recent years!
2nd para - "The Austria-based drinks maker is to settle US lawsuits out of court..."
I was going to say that people should've known better, but I reckon they did and are just exploiting the false claims Red Bull made in their advertisement. In this case I don't really imagine anyone took them seriously but if we want all companies to stop making false/misleading adverts then Red Bull are fair game.
They're probably trying to get in on the act - let a few 'bugs' through & eventually they'll be offered tee-shorts for finding typos in articles.
If Microsoft were clever they'd offer you the choice of tiles or icons or make each instance configurable so you could have tiles for some things and icons for others.
Heh, I'd forgotten about the gap series - cheery stuff as I recall. I'm not sure it'd work as a TV series - there's no-one/anything you can really root for or particularly care about, though Angus makes a good anti-hero (with most of the emphasis on the "anti")...
Not sure about the Mars one's either Red & Blue where OK, but Green was heavy going.
... or are the seemingly endless stream of videos of people destroying their iPhones getting just a little boring now? "Let's expose an iPhone to temperatures of 2.5k C and see what happens!!!1", well, yeah it melted. Don't get me wrong, the blending thing was kinda fun the first few times but now...
it is just me isn't it?
I guess you must be the target market for those condoms!
Wait! There are wars, poverty, pollution, envirocollapse and everything? This seems to be confirmation that "there is no daylight" between World Government and the Bad Guys. Maybe this is aaactually a sly psychological thriller which cunningly hides the key to a deeper layer of the story? Read it again, dear reviewer, and report back."
I did wonder how someone could get such apparent crap published (by an actual publisher, dodgy as they seem), and that maybe it was all deliberate...
...and yeah, i'll be starting "Acceptance" soon, though with trepidation that it's going to be a let down after the first two...
Is something happening in Wales then?
Well yes, but surely 99% of what the "target audience" want could be handled by a custom UI that could be installed on any tablet (it could even just be an option when buying a tablet so they wouldn't need to install it themselves)? it doesn't need another half-arsed 'landfill' tablet for that.
the last two taps with the boiling water options are just accidents waiting to happen - you can just see someone going to wash their hands and pulling the wrong lever or with tap on the hot setting...
this is based on the the number of warning signs i've seen at workplaces next to the hot water boilers (where it's obvious) & the number of times someone scalded themselves comes up at safety meetings (OK only maybe once a month, and not usually serious, but these are well signed & we're repeatedly told to be careful with them - in a home that isn't going to happen)
anyway it's saturday morning, time for another nice cup of COFFEE!! ;-)
The classic case here is American inventor Alexander Graham Bell, who thought that the telephone would be a method of listening to concerts remotely
Sooo, he was right then?
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make (an action or process) easy or easier.
Well worth reading. It's just won a Hugo as well.
That's what she said.
... but I imagine he's getting more than a tad frustrated being held in limbo waiting to find out what happens next for 7 years!
*obligatory HL2 ep3 / HL3 whine.
"... which distracts from that can affect the value for money that taxpayers receive." - what no one wanted to admit was that efficiency increased when everyone was running around answering FoI requests rather than doing their jobs!
And, to be fair, the asteroid one (meteorite) possibly wasn't the most stupid question...