1664 posts • joined 4 May 2008
Re: Why is my prime meridian wobbling?
The problem with maps is that they exist, in a meaningfull / complete state, only "after" someone has been where you are going ( and then relates the information to a map maker - or does it himself).......
The world was flat until someone went over/round the edge. The maps before then had some "anomalies".......
I am sure that when/if we learn to travel great distances in space we will learn that it is different from what we imagined/assumed/guessed/calculated.
Re: A sad inditement on modern society
Isn't that exactly one of the reasons that TPB is so popular and I mean for the legit stuff. It is far easier to download a TPB copy than it is to rip legally owned material.
( Obviously without Wifi, TPB is difficult ).
PS : I wonder what "terms" the Germans use for the Brits....
Re: Right-angle poo
If it was in Paris then I presume that "Tuyau de merde" would have been the common phrase although not the technicaly correct one.
Technically it might be "tuyau d'evacuation".
Re: So Passe Darling
" fans of second-hand goods cannot presently bid for a pair of old smelly shoes on the popular online tat bazaar."
But isn't that a relatively correct description of what ebay is...
By the way "passe" has an accented e - Passé ( do people really still use that phrase) Nothing like a nice piece of pedantry on El Reg.....
To quote Alanis Morissette
Isn't it Ironic......
Re: Simple solution ...
That already exists, but it is only valid for MPs, certain business people, some members of the police force and anyone on David Cameron's payroll.
Can't the banks implement some kind of token/key/passphrase system which would prohibit movement without the "owner" first supplying his consent......
Is it really possible for someone, other than an exisitng bank employee, to have the know-how to actually perform these kind of transactions.
How is it possible to hide bank transactions when most banks have signed treaties against money laundering, theft, mafia etc which allows things to be traced, relatively simply.... ( The Swiss and various other minority thief countries are excused).....
If the banks are not secure what alternatives do we really have : Bitcoins ?
The doctor considered the idea of extracting the fork without an anaesthetic but was worried that the patient would enjoy the procedure......
I just measured a fork, approx 28mm wide, 193mm long..... That's a painfully large object to have stuck inside your stomach never mind your penis.
What's next a piece of cactus...
Re: "Sony wasn't forgetting its older-platform customers"
Surprise , surprise, most transexuals are left-handed.
Makes me wonder if Google are capable of keeping track of who is "left-handed" because they probably already know who is transexual, live in in Tasmania and have already searched for "mod PS3 + Linux".
Job Vacancy - Darknet Tax officer
"Apparently" there is quite a lot of bitcoin activity going on in the Darknet ......... and it doesn't appear as though there are too many Darknet Tax Officers making rounds....
Something very ironic about this, lol...... And who says that the Germans don't have any humour...
At 13 years old the majority of teenagers have a lot more problems with puberty than with deciding upon their final career.
This sounds more like a requirement to boost numbers rather than provide any reasonable service.
Re: No, it is not Bruce Willis and Jeff Goldblum
Worse still, we might actually be experiencing the wrath off
..........drum roll ........
........wait for it........
There is absolutey no doubt that a dark version of this tool will spring up as fast as an Interweb-Zuck-Meme.........
The daring virus, malware, spammer etc won't have to wait hours or days for meaningfull results, instead they will only be waiting minutes..... I hear a distant bell ringing "Moore's Law" doesn't only apply to IC, it also appears to apply to many different technologies/ideas.
Encoding the details in the returned packet, simple and very clever...... Kudos to the researchers.
Re: Anpther Steve Jobs Movie?
Then why can't they do the same thing with Tim Cook ?
PS : I have never owned an Apple product so no Fanboism coming from my part. I recognize Steve Jobs as
an excellent engineer the marketing genius though.
You could nip down to the "not so local, say 30kms away - where that fine secretary drinks" pub, have a pint or three, get back , park the jetpack in the garage, quietly, and the missus would think you had only been out walking the dog....
Re: Pay the guy!
"And re-instate his account, of course."
He is far better of without it.....
All that needs done is to do is ban "children"... It would be far easier than banning everthing else and the internet could go on as normal.
Just how does one get in contact with David in order to share this little miracle cure.
Re: I'd buy that
"Hmmm anals and whopper eh? Maybe use annals and big next time...you got Paris all excited."
Lol, The spell checker was feeling horny....
Re: I'd buy that
"but I don't dare throw away, because I might need that data someday."
No need to worry, 1980's porn has evolved, today we have moving pictures........
PS : I have upgraded, replaced all of my drives, work and home, with SSDs. ( Well except for the the USB archive/backup attached to the NAS). I don't even remember the sound of the click, click, scratch, screech as data is being trawled from the anals of the highly defragged IDE 30 Mb "whopper" of a drive......
I think it is time that you asked for a refund, you were sold goods that were unfit for the purpose.
For the me the irony begins when we think about how the west likes to ridicule the like of Iran or NK....There really is no need to look further than ones own doorstep.
The results will run along the lines of "We took a long hard look, we studied the ins and outs and we have come to the decision that in the name of 'keeping the people safe from the terrorists" it is the only viable solution, now please STFU, go home and keep watching television"......
I wonder when Obama will start handing out Ass-Dildos to the US public....
Re: Reality show producers wet dream
Pioneer as in "We have already made a mess of the earth, why not export our shit elsewhere as well".....
Reality show producers wet dream
I can't even begin to imagine how "exciting" this must be for the producers. There is a very strong chance that everyone will simply die..... Whether they eventually get their or not. The question lies in how long the whole affair will last. ( Yes, I know that everyone dies eventually anyway)
If they die during take off, the producers are f****ed, too quick, no profit.
If they die half way across, this would lead to a major anti-climax, several months of nothing , then death....boring.. This would make it difficult to get funds for EarthToMars2...
The best most exciting, largest audience, think sponsorships, would be death upon orbital entry.....This way no one would have to fund boring daily routines on Mars and everyone would have had their fill.
I don't possess a television so I guess that I will never become a sponsor to the madness.... Why would anyone even consider being sent to a barren planet.....
Re: Any word on exactly what the illegal modifications were?
It seems a little bit incredible that none of the management were aware of anything.. I can't imagine for a moment that making changes to these boats is a trivial affair that can easilly be hidden.. Unless of course they have some miracle drugs that would make even Lance Armstrong jealous.....
Price not the problem
Personally I wouldn't pay for the Google Glass, not would I wear it. What is most worrying though, is that there will be some twats that will pay and I want to know how to avoid being "recorded" by them.
I never really cared about this thing called "privacy", but recently I feel that is becoming very important.
Google is becoming synonymous with everything that I hate about "commercialism"....
Re: It's goes to 11, see?
I had a user in my office this week that had forgotten their PIN code even though it was their own anniversary.
Beware beware the ides of
Pride before a
fall Wall Street collapse.
[Mike Myers] "Cor! This
coffee rebound smells like shit!"
And a multitude of other proverbs...........
I can understand speculation on the likes of coffee, sugar and tea, but Facebook is a whole other ballgame..... i will never understand the stock market...
Re: This is about a Soldier under an Oath of Fealty...
Would you simply prefer that the Good Ol USA continue to spy on all and sundry at their pleasure.....
Who's next PETA, Animal liberation fund, I Luv Noddy group ?
if I make a donation can I also request the criminal background details of my neighbours ?
The official reason
Since this is a megcorp I presume that the official internal memo will read along the lines that the "CEO is leaving in order to persue familly accomplishments".
How do they know the search terms that peados use, or drugs users , or thiefs etc ....
I imagine that the criminal underworld have their own terms, synonyms etc for their wares.
Re: Bob the builder works for Apple ?
No, I don't think that they do. That's what so special about Bob, he is the 2nd highest earner. As the article stated that only Larry Ellison earns more...
Bob the Builder is not a CEO, he is just an employee ( OK he was on the comex).....but that still makes for one hell of a salary.
This is the Forbes list for CEO's ( not employees).
I couldn't even find a list for employees.
Bob the builder works for Apple ?
I wonder who pays Apple enough money that they can afford to pay one of their employees that kind of money ?
Fanboi mania, some people are just laughing all the way to the bank.
85 Million requirements.
Elsewhere on El Reg today, we read about Builder Bob earning 85 Million a year.......I wonder how much these factory workers would be happy to know that.....
Re: A true shocker
>Even my kids now have zombie accounts
Kinda makes you wonder how mean "real" accounts actually exist.
Re: I'm totally fed up with swearing ...
"If aliens landed and saw how we use the web they'd leave for another 10,000 years."
It's true that the web does have its "DailyFail" side of things..... I suppose at the end of the day it probably is quite representive of society. ( That's a depressing thought and it's only Monday)
Re: I'm totally fed up with swearing ...
Quick get Martin off of the web and into that Kindegarten immediately. He might actually be suffering ffrom an immediate strain of SwearWordsOntheWeb.......
He came to El Reg and expected "nice"...... OMFG, WTF......Faint, swoon, fetch me some water..... We have a believer..
Nah, but seriously Martin, most of the Web does not contain profanity and you are free to browse only the content that you desire, simples really. There are lots of nice Christian websites, some might even be orientated towards IT. If not why not start some up...
What is wrong with the children ?
If the children need so much protection it must be because the government got things wrong in the first place.
If that is the case, then the govenrnment should be changed because they are the ones that are in need of protect, from themselves.
Isn't a fridge a bit redundant in Scotland ?
Re: Google Switch
Are you "absolutely" sure about what you are saying or are you new to the game?
Will your solution really stop "Wifi" location being sent to Google, directly or indirectly through third part apps.
Will it also stop GPS location information being sent to google.
If I were to find a wireshark equivalant, you are saying that, I could be assured that by turning of "syncing for the Google account." no traffic would any longer be sent to google.
C'mon wake up man, there is far more to google/android than your contact list and porn browsing habits.
Is there also a BIG button which can be used to stop the phone/addressbook/browser/etc from phoning home to Google with user stats.
Major tabloids no better
I have never bought a tabloid newspaper for exactly the same reason. The people that exploit these situations are no worse that those that consume it....
Re: To the Tavern!
Real men don't wear iPhones.....
but they do drink these ------>>>>>>>
Frenchy stuff coming up
Just to let you know, the standard joke in France relating to the "Why the cock is the national symbol".
Because it is the only animal, that even while standing both feet in the shit, continues to sing.
Et maintenant en Francais
"Parce que c'est le seul animal qui, même quand il a les pieds dans la merde, continue à chanter."
Re: So basically
It's Friday, the El Reg hacks are tired and it's almost Pub o'Clock.
Don't the planets "fly" slightly slower than UFOs and also represent a much larger masse.? ( Deathstar not included)
Also, the military must have some major doubts about their radar detection in order to mistake a planet for an "invador".....
I can imagine the pilots reaction when realising that his target was approxiamtely 750 000 000 million kms away. "Base, I don't think that our heatseekers are up to the job, we will need something a little bit more interstellar, returning to base".
Re: At the rish of being downvoted into Oblivion
<quote>AFAIK, having the master keys mean that each and every Android device is open to being attacked. Changing the keys would be next to impossible (AFAIK).</quote>
They are not open to attack UNLESS the user installs some dodgy software from bad sources.
HOWEVER, should any of this software end up on the Google Play Store then that really could be a nightmare. ( I am thinking repackaged Angry Birds or whatever the next fad game will be)
Re: Always on culture
It is far too early to know the real reasons for the suicide, I presume that within the next few weeks we will learn about some stealing, cheating, sordid affairs etc etc .that he was involved in......
There have been a few high profile cases recently in Switzerland and I can't imagine that this will be any different.
William Hill should start taking bets on the real reason, it would be far more interesting than taking bets over a baby's name.
I wonder if he managed to snaffle any of the Russians secrets during his stint in the airport ?
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