Who owns space?
Isn't that like two fleas on a dog arguing over who owns it?
1224 posts • joined 13 Apr 2007
Isn't that like two fleas on a dog arguing over who owns it?
"You can buy The MagPi in all good newsagents, as well as these high street stores:
My town doesn't have good newsagents, spent lunchtime searching everywhere including those stores. It appears most people care more about what celeb has got fat or pregnant or what new app you can add to your phone than learning about computing.
WHSmith said they don't stock it :( But weirdly they did have a big thick Amiga collectors magazine...
Could this be the only time in history when 'nefarious' coders are actively trying to make software to block forced OS updates rather than fake validation of the OS to allow updates?
Stuff like this apparently.
Oh I don't know, like the bit where the US prosecution alleged that the defendant is some big crime boss of the drug or weapons type? or has committed war crimes? Because that's about the verocity level they're going after him with.
Hope to god he doesn't get extradited, we don't want this sort of precedent where the US can simply bully other countries into giving up any citizien they want their grubby mitts on.
For example, TorrentFreak reported earlier this year about how anti piracy outfits are sending out takedown requests of URLs that don't actually exist.
for ruining all those films over the decades by cutting bits out of them to make them "safe".
But when the Singularity comes the only laws it will have to obey are those of physics.
Effectively the terrorists are attacking vast populations by-proxy, they only have to cause a bad situation for the government(s) to overreact and erode the people's rights and privacy in the name of fighting terrorism.
And if you speak out against the mass surveillance in the name of fighting terrorism you risk being called unpatriotic or even siding with the terrorists.
The answer? I don't know, but it's certainly not the forced removal of rights and privacy because it won't stop anyone on a warpath to cause death and destruction..
Chancellor Palpatine more like.
I joined on a Friday the 13th...
I wonder if we'll get any special priviliges based on how low our user number is.
Little late to this party, only saw the article link today.
I took that test and scored 38.
Did I pass?
They're fun toys but I'm extremely aware of how dangerous they can be, unlike some of my friends and their friends who have several times asked me to get them a green one next time I'm buying gadgets online because it's the brightest.
I do say yeah I'll get them one, but I never do and never will because generally they're morons when it comes to technology and things like this. I mean, if they can't figure out how to buy something from the internet that's as readily available as a laser pointer how can they comprehend just how dangerous they can be?
20 incedents in one night is nothing compared to what happened in Egypt a couple of years ago: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjaW3QM2Nb8
One really odd thing I discovered about laser light, which I haven't found an answer to is this: My violet laser will easily charge up glow-in-the-dark materials, it's very cool how quickly it does that, but if I shine my red or more noticably my green laser pointer at an already charged up glow-in-the-dark material it will go dark where I shine the laser, it actively reduces the glow.
There has to be a scientific explanation for what happens when you do that, but to me that's just weird with a capital weird.
Getting retailers to pass on ownership details of drones won't help, especially as you can buy them straight from China and most likely all that'll be scrawled on the customs declaration sticker is "TOY" which could mean literally anything.
Methinks it's time I get one of these multirotor toys before too many miscreants act like complete morons with them and ruin the fun for everyone else.
I could not continue to read beyond this point because it's just total bullshit, over the top pie-in-the-sky ideas spouted no doubt by someone high up in the company who makes too much money for what they actually do.
I just want Royal Mail to fix the delivery service back to how good it used to be instead of coming up with over-complicated expensive solutions to problems that already have solutions (that they're not willing to entertain) or don't even need fixing in the first bloody place!
At least with Cryptowall 4.0 there is a possibility of retrieving your non-backed up data, unlike this strain of ransomware that completely irreversably encrypts your data with no chance of ever getting it back:
Back your shit up, people, back it up good and proper.
"Follow You Follow Me"
The way some of you are negatively going on about him you'd think Apple just forced you all to download his tracks for free!
Wanna see one of the weirdest freaky films ever made starring Phil Collins and Hugo Weaving (V for Vendetta voice, Matrix' Agent Smith) from 1993?
The icon is totally appropriate. You'll see.
You can never stop theme based puns on the internet, that's just the way it is, it's the way of the world, like some kind of invisible touch.
Now there's someone who knows approximately fuck all about how the internet works.
I added a wireless charging pad to my Samsung S2, it worked ok, charged a bit slower than normal, but had to remove it because I got missed calls as it almost completely blocked with the mobile signal :(
"I've upgraded to Windows 10"
They could call it the Raspberry Brillianty Energized Resounding Euphoric Tuneifyer.
Or Raspberry Beret for short.
Has someone told Sid?
Those things don't have the same restrictions as firearms.
It almost sounds like someone could write a program that automatically scans websides for SQL Injection attacks, then use said SQL Injection attack to put a badge on the website...
Because my 1p+2p coin 'jar' now weighs over 21kg...
Whenever friends ask me about Windows 10 I always do my best to gently steer them away from it, mainly because they treat me as free tech help and I just don't want to get involved with W10 until I'm practically forced to at gunpoint, to coin a phrase.
I did try installing it on one of my laptops (on a spare drive I wiped afterwards) and just found the whole thing rather creepy, it didn't feel like I owned the machine anymore. And then there's the whole 'apps' thing, like the word "program" or "software" has been banished in favour of what new generations of mobile phone / tablet users are using.
No. Just no.
Yes it was £1 a go, I remember because I once had a go on such a contraption in the basement of Hamleys back in the days when the basement was filled with arcade machines and computers you could have a go on.
I recall that it didn't actually work that well, it felt like the game was shoehorned into the 360 contraption. Sure it spun me round and flipped me upside down but my physical orientation had no real bearing on what was being displayed on screen.
They should've written a dogfighting jet game especially for it instead so you didn't feel like you'd totally wasted your precious £1 for a couple of minutes of disorientation, which back then was significantly more than the price of traditional standing arcade games.
I installed an Erasure app once, the phone then started wanting a little respect...
From watching too much Mythbusters (read: every single show to date) I've seen them on many occasion use high speed footage to measure the speed of an object going past a stripey background with the stripes being a perfect measured width.
So doesn't it stand that even basic dashcam footage (one without GPS) can give you the speed of the vehicle if you measure how many frames it takes to get from one spot to another spot along a road if you know the exact distance between the two spots and the framerate?
Doubtful it would hold up in court as the prosecution would say the camera's framerate isn't calibrated, but it could tell you wether you were even close to doing 40 in a 30 zone.
This new Apple problem feels like some sort of sci-fi horror story where the upper echelon live in a heavily guarded 'bubble' where they can travel and do things completely free of any outside force doing bad things to them - until a monster breaks in and wreaks havoc because all the guards are on the outside.
Being a place filled with tech-heads, one of them must have a USB cup warmer...
Try using the microwave, it'll heat up your phone much quicker and is guaranteed to stop the flash from turning on.
*smegging garbage pod
"I think that a lot of people are trying to be opportunistic, and I hate this; it's not a great part of our world,"
In other news, Mr Kettle just got a tweet from Mr Pot.
Big ad companies either bought him out or 'persuaded' him to remove it from the app store.
Shirley increasing the range of their supported iOS devices has to mean the programmers are doing more work in terms of getting things right?
On the bright side it'll make it clear what parts of the internet to avoid, or go to depending on your preferred flavour of computery stuff.
General Veers: My Lord, the new stormtrooper underwear is ready.
Vader: Since when did stormtroopers wear bras?
General Veers: Equal opportunities my Lord.
Vader: Ah yes, we wouldn't want to be accused of being politically incorrect.
*both characters turn and look at the camera*
I'm not new here, I'm just exercising my birthright as a Brit to complain, sarcastically.
Exsqueeze me? A baking powder?
Ken Wheaton is saying viewing web pages with the adverts filtered out is theft?
His dealer must be getting him the really good stuff.