1915 posts • joined 4 May 2008
I learned to do the cube as a teenager many moons ago and never dropped under the 3 minute mark.
Full kudos to this team for their prowess of being capable of solving the cube so quickly, their mastery of lego and their fantastic coding skills....
I really admire these kinds of fun projects., must go out and buy myself some of that mindstorm stuff.
>Intrigued - in what way is VG a 'fake' space company?
Have they actually ever been to space or are they just selling a pipe dream ?
Re: Alternative solution -- Tax the porn and the publicity
Calm down guys, eat some weetabix and all will be fine.
What I am really getting at is just how stupid this idea really appears to be . Why bother reducing JPGs when they represent no problem, there are far many more areas that need to be adressed first.
BTW: Google does not provide the connection to my home, my ISP does. So if all of my ISPs' users(my neighbours) are downloading torrents, netflicking, viewing porn or watching XFactor videos then the cabinet at the end of my street gets choked.... It doesn't matter squat diddly whether Google has private networks or not, it is the last mile that counts.... Like the majority I don't live in an area where FTTH is prevalent.
>so your leap from an article about jpegs to video is bordering on gibberish.
No, because I am making an attempt, I admit a poorly humerous attempt, to surface areas which "need" to be covered rather than areas that make no almost impact whatsover. Remind me again how many average jpgs = 1 reasonably sized video.......and you call that gibberish
Alternative solution -- Tax the porn and the publicity
Why not simply charge a tax "per image/video" to the website host.. Then we would see a dramatic decrease in the number of images used.
Images have their place in the web, that is undoubtable, but unfortunately today the majority of images are either catporn, porn or publicity ( sometimes even publicity for more porn).
As for those responsable for providing bandwidth hogs with suitable material, then without a doubt, Google would be in number one position. Youtube, Youporn and Google generated Advertising......
Ok, the article is about JPGs but JPG usage is tiny in comparison to the bandwith hogging that video generates.
Re: Everything kills you!
Even more succint, "Life kills you", eventually.....
Mine's a Guiness and don't forget the peanuts.
Personally I can't imagine any truly beneficial nature behind this kind of project, I just pray that he won't play the "Save Humanity" card.
In my personal view :- Zuckerberg is to Anthropolgy as a Shepherd is to Astrological Physics.
Re: Couple of questions
If anything my remarks were more against the idiocy of the dictator style states than anything else. I would consider that the banning of youtube is the least of the problems faced by Pakistanis on a dailly basis.
Question : How do you know that I myself am not a "brown person" ? Your decision to use the term "terrible brown person " is actually quite revealing about how you think.
( PS : I lived in the middle east for 3 years which is not something that most "bigots" do and amazingly my "Terrible Brown Person" girlfriend came to live in London with me, again quite surprising for a bigot
PPS : The article was not about the Pakistani people it was about the Pakistani govt. or did you miss that point)
Couple of questions
* If this video was not the cause of the ban then what really was ?
* Is YouPorn also banned, it's not really suitable for the children of <deity> ?
* What percentage of Pakistani's actually have web access ( over and above a 56k connection) ?
* According to the logic of these people, why would Pakistan even need the internet ?
* Cadaver And Groin
* Vagina Dancer Rod
Re: Not sure what to think
All it would have required was to sit down with his familly, in private, explain the situation and inform them that because of the agreement they cannot speak or disclose details of the deal.. Everyone behaves like an adult, they have 80K in the bank and everything is hunky dory....
Unfortunately he had a daughter that doesn't know what "discreet" means.
These kind of deals happen every day without us knowing about them because both parties know what it means to honour the contract and remain schtoum.....
Re: Something doesn't add up here...
"Really? You are supporting courts having the rights to dictate that married individuals must keep secrets from their spouses? From their direct family?"
I really dont understand what "contract" or agreement means then. This guy accepted the agreement, he was not forced or coerced and the agreement stated that he "must" keep the details quiet.
I do not see how any of his indivudual rights have been abused, he accepted the agreement, he should have kept his side of the bargain otherwise he should not accepted the deal.
Re: Something doesn't add up here...
The "terms"; ie "the agreement between the two parties", was that he recieves 80K for not disclosing the deal to anyone...... That means "no-one".
He could easilly have explained to his wife that he won the courst case and also say, to his wife, familly, that he can't can't discuss the details.. I cant see the importance of telling anyone the nitty-gritty and certainely not the daughter.
Personally, I have no sympathy for the guy, he should imply have swallowed his pride, kept his mouth shut and enjoyed the 80k..... Instead he wanted to show off and he paid the price, what an arse...
Re: eventually even load a rich content web site
Unfortunately that "rich" content will just become richer..... the marketing bods have no pride.
El Reg Kick Funding
I propose to forward my name as the first person to sponsor the >45k. I would need a little help from the dear El Reg readers.
I will even wear an El Reg T-Shirt whilst I am stroking the on-board pussy.....
Cmon guys, think about it, your names would be printed on the back of the TShirt as being part of fthe official sponsors..
I would suggest BitTorrentSync, everything remains yours, there is no middle man, no limits and hopefully no NSA, GCHQ etc....
Takes about 1 minute to set it up. I can't vouch for how well it works on mobile because I only use it between PCs,Laptops.
Forgot to mention that is it free.
Truck batteries are the solution.
1 : Strapped to your back - Very portable..
2 : Pushed/Pulled around in an old ladies shopping trolley - just add a Louis Vuitton or Guchi label to the front..
3 : Cleverly disguise half of a battery under each shoe within the soles. ( It gives the added benefit of making you taller and instantly more manly.)
4 : Hang around truckers parks - For a little extra "servicing" they might give you a free recharge from one of their batteries.
I usually take my wife, but each to his own..
Google is reportedly making about $2000 every second, therefore in the time that it takes to read this comment Eric should already have enough to pay for this little venture..... ( OK read a little slow....)
Re: London riots
Ok, can you please explain Ukraine at the moment
Difficult to take this serious
I would suggest that
* Increasing disparity of wealth ( Rich get richer, poor get poorer)
* Insatisfaction with Governements.
* Corporate Theft. ( Silverstein cough cough)
Were more more likely to cause Murder and Robbery than that that might arrive from a change in climatic conditions.
( Rape is a subject I won't include as it's probably very, very difficult to determine the reasons but I am not sure that Climatic Conditions are the major factor, ymmv)....
The Big Question
Throughout the article, I often found myself asking "What do you want a smartphone to do today that it didn't do yesterday?".
What are the new, extra or amazing features that you are looking for / require ?
Or have you arrived at the end of the "Feed me with smartphone wowness" stage of life...
I would surmize that either
a : Trevor is getting old and the geek is fading into the darkness.
b : Someone needs to bring out handheld holographic devices, "today", in order to satisfy the waning geekness.
c : The smartphone market has simly reached peak smartphone, fallen into complete banality and we, as a race, need to move on to newer grounds.
How many of you went wooooaaahhhh when Agilus started rolling the ball around the edge of the bat.
Amazing engineering, mechanical and software : a little worrying all the same, did I just see John Conner waiting for a bus....
Question : Is there any valid reason for building robots to perform tasks in tha same manner that a human being would perform them ? ( Other than the obvious serviable slave)
Whilst we're on the subject of tax havens and tax avoidance etc... Can the G20 also ensure that "Everyone Else" also pays their tax.....that means ministers, business men, anyone that has money in Switzerland that does not work on Switzerland ( Switzerland could be any of those damned Hide your Finance countries)..
These loopholes only exist because ministers and their sidekicks created them so that they too could profit.....
"So in closing if we treat everyone like we would like to be treated things are made less problematic in our lives."
Unfortunately your summation does not incorporate the most powerfull driving force of them all : human greed.....
Altrusim is a wonderfull ideal, reality is a lot less perfect....
Yes, I know that a Fatwa is not a death warrant as such but the media and some clerics have successfully managed to make it appear as though it was.
Religion is and should remain a private affair unfortunately the religion leaders and the media don't want to make it so.....
In any event is there much difference to fear between death and eternal damnation......
I wonder if the subject of Space Exploration has been covered in any of the religious books ?
Who knows, maybe there is a better Deity on the planet Mars....Now that would make for really interesting news....
You have to love the irony though:
Putting a death warrant on someone for potentially committing suicide..
Call animal welfare immediately
Won't anyone think about the worms and the maggots.
By the way isn't there a law against necrophilia.
I presume that they are called L0pht in hommage to the team of hackers that were relatively well known in the 90s.
Some of you might know the tool known as L0phtCrack which could provide help in "retreiving" lost NT, Windows passwords. ( I think it actually still exists)...
Ponzi scheme tactics
So they will be using the next bunch of numpties orders to pay for "reimburse" previously stolen funds.
Isn't that just a slight variation of the typical Ponzi scheme.
Smells like something that I wouldn't want to eat......
What does she expect
The Telcos have been "stealing" money from punters for long and weary with these damned "roaming" charges which represent no value whatsoever for the client.
Since I live/work on the French/Swiss border I am only too aware of what it means to forget to turn off roaming- my bills remind me very quickly . Like many people that live/work around the European borders there are few solutions.
1 : Possess two telephones, one for each country.
2 : Turn off roaming on all phones.
3 : Have dual SIM cards.
4 : Pretend that Europe doesn't actually exist and that France /Switzerland are actually Beelions of Kms apart and that that is the justification for the excessive charges...
Anything but anything to avoid those charges which are nothing more than pure and utter theft.
And it makes no difference whatsover that I use Orange France and Orange Switzerland for both contracts, it appears that Orange doesn't actually speak to it's fellow Europeans counterparts/subsidiries unless of course they are fixing the roaming charges..
It cost me almost nothing to use my "landline" to phone 60 odd countries in the world and yet it costs me the price of a leasing a small car to phone my neighbours ( 2kms away) when I use the mobile phone.... go figure..
What's the point in having One Europe. Why can't we have One Physical Network, ie all the operators share the same masts/technology, they all provide the same services anyway and completely eradicate the ramiog charges once and for all.
C'mon Neely, push the laws into effect NOW. Stop the bribes and backhanders and show us that Europe really is a community.
Re: The Old Man Of Hoy
"The Adventure Game"
I honestly can't think of any television program that I enjoyed more that the Adventure Game. Even today I still play the Escape Room games as they remind me of the program.
I must admit to not ever hearing about McNaught-Davis, shame because he appears to have been an excellent all-rounder.
Employing people from 3rd world universities is not a problem.
Employing people from 3rd world universities with no 1st world experience is a problem.
Re: Xenophobes rule..
No, I don't think so. I think that what we are seeing is some of the failings of "Globalisation"....
That brings up another point, will it be the car manufacturer that actually includes an almost invisible paragraph within the Garauntee.
will it be a seperate Telco contract,
or even worse,
a pseudo DataWarehouseComeServiceProvider weirdly named company which in reality will be a
see through heavilly disguised GCHQ(NSA) front end.....
It doesn't matter whether it is Samsung or Apple that make my phone, whether the provider is Orange or Vodafone, the data generated through my phone is generated by me, I am ultimately the owner since the data concerns my usage.
I don't see why the car is any different.
I can only presume that GPS will be turned on permanently, I can't even begin to imagine the abuse that could result.
BIG question : Will the user be able to control/switch off the data transfer?
Long term [anything] = We will make a stab in the dark and pray that mother luck shines on us.
Mid term strategy : Someone came up with an almost feasible idea during one of our 4 hour meetings and we will give the project to a Junior in order that he prepares a long winded report detailing the possible microscopic chance of actually succeeding. It should shut him and the Regional Manager up for a month of two.
Short term strategy : Were panicking to find a solution, so a hurried response is all that is available.
Temporary Solution : Fuck we didnt think about that, so here is a hopeless solution in order to tide things over until the shit really hits the fan.
QBR ( Quarterly Business Report): A large PPT files containing lots of lies that will hopefully discourage the regional CIO from poking his nose into local business.
Future Business Prospects : The chance to have an all expenses paid lunch with people of a similar standing.
[Anyone notice the rather negative tone.......... welcome to the corporate world ]
Re: Alternatives are available
I use the same brand to cleanse my tongue and freshen my throat. I even went to the manufacturing source in order to verify that my product was bona fide.
Didn't everything Darth Vaderish get blown up, burn or sent to oblivion....
Would it hold a plant pot ?
Re: The thing that strikes me as odd ...
Isn't this disparity exactly the same modus operandi of all the major stock exchanges ? Albeit the differences are much smaller.
They should also start checking out Swiss banks for new accounts with a user name of "Defcon"...
I was glancing at peoples screens this morning on the tram ride to work. I would estimate that about 80% were playing games......( Android and Apple grouped together here).
Therefore the majority were simply using their device as a means of relieving boredom. Since any of the current middle of the road, even some lower end phones are capable of providing the power/hardware required to play these games, the purchasing of latest and greatest iPhone, S4 etc can have no real objective other than as a status symbol or as a sheepishly consumeristic must have.
It is the personification of consumerism and both apple and Samsung are loving it..
I presume that this is some kind of satirical personificiation of Apple's ultimate consumers.
Here's looking forward to the "forthcoming" iPhone 1242 ( only a few hickups to resolve and it will be on the production line).
His stunt has worked though, he has managed to make the headlines of El Reg.
I think that the real issue here is about ownership..... The good ol US of A can switch of / disturb NavStar GPS for others at the flick of a switch, whereas they don't have their finger on a Galileo button.
I also believe that it will have very accurate positioning, 1m for the general public, but that the precision service, I will guesstimate/speculate on 10cm, will only be made available to the Govt and/or Military.
How about some freebies
Or even how about droppong the price of the ThinkPad X1 Carbon Touch to around 500$, for promotional reasons......
Re: Listen in
The GCHQ and the NSA don't seem to have a problem recording non-criminal conversations, I can only presume that also include the criminal conversations and obviouslly share the info with the local plods.
And public transport.
That's what Eric keeps telling Larry.
Everybody or Nobody
When the upper echelons make these kinds of decisions I believe that it would only be fair if everyone on the board had to relocate to these "cheap" countries and that their salaries/bonus/fees were readjusted on a prorata basis.
If the lower workers can be replaced, then why not replace the entire company.
I wonder if their decisions would remain the same ?
- Nokia: Read our Maps, Samsung – we're HERE for the Gear
- Ofcom will not probe lesbian lizard snog in new Dr Who series
- Kaspersky backpedals on 'done nothing wrong, nothing to fear' blather
- Episode 9 BOFH: The current value of our IT ASSets? Minus eleventy-seven...
- Too slow with that iPhone refresh, Apple: Android is GOBBLING up US mobile market