Frequently I disagreed with him - but working out why was part of the fun. If you aren't prepared to be challenged then the Sun is that way ->
106 posts • joined 8 May 2008
Re: Michelle Gomez for...
She is also awesome in Green Wing, which is (I think) available from Channel 4 on demand (or whatever they call it these days).
Re: Oh really
Or alternatively they did it in their youth and the questions didn't specify a time. (I can imagine that back then it was more common than now as sex before marriage was more frownrd upon)
Are you asking if she had his Waddon?
Re: Great idea!
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means
If statutory holiday was reduced then the people at the bottom of the pile would be exploited - since there are some overheads to having more employees doing doing the same number of total hours, it's cheaper to have fewer people doing longer hours, so companies will push for it. Those who are skilled (like most Register readers) have flexibility here so can insist on better terms, but the people at the bottom of the pile will get exploited, and that's not a society I want to live in.
There are possibly also other benefits that are harder to measure - ensuring people have some time off will benefit their health and so reduce the drain on the nhs/incapacity benefit in the future.
That said more flexibility is useful. My current company ignores bank holidays- you get an equivalent amount of annual leave, you can take it on the bank holidays or at another time, great for taking time off when it's cheaper to go on holiday. My previous one let you buy or sell up to to a week of leave (although when when I went to buy some they looked at me surprised as they were so used to people being overworked and selling some of their leave)
I disagree with the article, but it's good to be challenged as to why I do, more of this sort of thing.
"That plan was derailed by a request to visit a new plant because the CEO would be there."
... wait, what? Why on earth did someone think that was a useful use of your time?
I'm not calling you a liar, but I am trying to understand the logic that goes "We need you to go out and fix this server ASAP.... but first go on a site visit you're blatantly not needed for since you happen to be passing"
Interesting as ever.
Was hoping you would go more into the detail of how British Rail got broken up into its current structure, and how there the government keeps dictating what can be done, how many and what type of trains can be bought... it seems like there we have the worst possible structure. ROSCOs that own the trains budget their leasing costs to pay back the purchase price over 5 years of a projected 30 year life, and then happily take the profits for the rest - and the TOCs can't shop around as they don't have the freedom. That's what angers me, thst we have a combination of all the bad bits of privatisation with all of the bad bits of government ownership.
Re: I'm guessing that I'm expected to either know what Secret Cinema is....
Or read the article and infer from what's there. Or get on with your life without posting silly comments.
There's an Ericsson phone there! (with the flip)
Video autoplayed no my phone. Stop it! The rest of my train didn't need to hear that
Re: Seems Wasteful
See the book "The Martian" by Andy Weir for a discussion of this as part of a great sci-fi novel. Definitely worth a read!
The EU has given us a lot of things that may not show up on the economic radar but make a difference to people. E.g. the EU is big enough to force airlines to pay compensation for late/cancelled flights. Good luck forcing that through as a country on your own.
Also remember the original reaaon for the EU, avoiding war. I worry that if it breaks up then a decade or 2 later someone will have a pop. That scares me more than many other things.
Re: Red herrings.
Hopefully "Password1" is "complicated password number 1 from the list you have to memorise and not write down" rather than literally "Password1"
Re: Hardly a bug, is it...
> Remember your body is a temple.
I have the body of a god.
Unfortunately it's Buddha
You are frying both the potatoes and the onions, before adding the egg?
Might have to try this.
I blame the software...
... I heard it was a floating point error
Re: C42 Quantum Communication Control Systems ..... AI@ITsWork
This is a good time to mention that I like the way that the article authors often join in the comments.
My gopro already comes with wifi-handy to connect to a tablet and review on a bigger screen.
Re: DNT = AdBlock Plus
I put up without AdBlockPlus for a while (websites have to pay their costs) - until I had too many ads with autoplaying video and audio; that is not on. Even worse than the horrible ones that expand as you're reading down the page. AdBlockPlus is back and helps a lot.
So sorry those who want to advertise; a few of you have ruined it for the rest of you.
And they wonder why there's a hard push back to any game experience that requires servers to work...
Re: Why not organic kitty litter?
A bigger issue with flushing cat poo and litter is that a parasite in it can survove the sewage treatment process and go on to harm pregnant women - see http://www.floppycats.com/cat-feces-flushing-a-bad-thing.html
Driving under the influence
the driver had been arrested, shortly after the incident, on suspicion of operating the vehicle while under the influence.
Under the influence of what? I'm assuming alcohol, but this is the USA so could well be demonic forces...
I wanted to change the address on my driving licence. I went through all of their hoops online-passport number, national insurance, previous addresses (although it insisted that one of the places I lived didn't exist, nor did its postcode - it's been there 500 years)
Then you have to enter a number offf the photocard, and one off the counterpart. After 3 attempts the it kept claiming I was entering the wrong numbers, then said you've made too many mistskes, you need to pay for a lost one.
So I posted it instead!
Was it bling or power?
Are you sure it was bling that caused this, and not that the local chief/hardman got to have his way with all the women against their wills?
CRACKS near the EARTH'S CORE
What does that headline actually mean? How in any sense are these cracks near the Earth's core? Yes they go 20km down, but that really isn't significant. It is like saying Wales is near the USA because from the perspective of England they're in the same direction!
The story is interesting enough without that. These lying headlines make me distrust the rest of the article.
Frankly that sort of pedantry makes me [sic]
Bring Your Own Dad could have been fun; we find out the BOFH's dad was an even older school BOFH and they have some father son bonding, cooking beancounters on a campfire.
... if they had put in wireless charging so that most of the time you would use that.
But I wouldn't buy one - even if most of the time you don't need those ports it's a real pain if one day you do and have to pay masses for an adaptor.
Not a patch on the rest
In the "More from The Register" section underneath the article, there are 6 articles linked.
See if you can spot a common theme in the titles...
* Adobe finds, patches ANOTHER exploited Flash 0day
* Still using Adobe Flash? Oh well, get updating: 15 hijack flaws patched
* Adobe and software pals haul Forever 21 to court over piracy allegations
* Critical Adobe Reader and Acrobat patches FINALLY make it out
* Another day, yet another emergency Adobe Flash patch. Because that's how we live now
* Adobe swallows Aviary, hopes to stuff Creative Cloud into mobes
(Well, 4 of them anyway)
Since you mention it...
Where is BOFH?
There is some sound equipment for live mixing bands that uses ethernet - here latency is key (since you don't want any noticable difference between the "live" sound from stage and the stuff that's gone via the speakers) so buffers aren't helpful.
I believe that at least some use ethernet cable, but a completely different protocol, to make this work.
Re: Sat Comms.
I could see high speed, high(er) latency connections being very helpful to google - I assume they mirror an awful lot of data around the world but don't care if it takes a bit longer to get there than a path that doesn't have to go via space. Even if the speed is rubbish for web browsing responsiveness, most people won't care if the backups take 2 seconds longer for the "all data received" acknowledgement to come back.
What is the typical latency of satellite net connections?
Great read. I visited South Africa in 2001 and this brought memories fkooding back
Could you claim the protection money on expenses? I have heard of similar projects having a budget for "local gratuities"?
Or even get the direct train from Cambridge to Kings Cross (which is faster)
But once crossrail comes in it'd be possible to do a direct train (although via a ludicrous route which they'd never do in reality).
I think the main issue with Bedford -> Cambridge is that the old line has been built over, and so it's tricky to know where to route it.
Every so often I think xkcd is going downhill... and then he comes out with something genius, most recently the Rosetta comic.
I do sometimes wonder if he is just trolling explainxkcd.com though
The Time Traveller's Wife
I loved "The Time Traveller's Wife" as a film - works really well on most levels.
I can't helped wondering if those who have slept with many women are in general fitter and more healthy, so more attractive, hence sleeping with more women. So the result could just be a side effect of being healthy
Re: And Another Thing?
I got to the end, but no real desire to re-read. Meanwwhile i have re read H2G2 many times. I missed the clever wordplay mainly.
REAL men whistle down the telephone line to edit files
You could cut the rubber off and replace with some sugru, great stuff. Have used it to fix some apple cables where the sheaving was perishing.
You can get it online, or from maplin if that's more convenient
Great review and I am sure a great read. I was at symbian for about a year (during which the iPhone appeared) and often wonder what could have been done differently to make it end up where android is now.
P.s. hello to anyone else from LPD
You mean with a bit of quantum entanglement going on?
Nudge nudge wink wink say no more. Say no more.
What's it like?
Yes, to get to the other aide, have known that since age 4
Which made it all the more astounding when age 27 someone pointed out it also meant to die...
All that time and I hadn't spotted the actual joke!
Re: It's good not to be back
Re: other titles that would freak out the Adele listener:
Bicycle Race whilst on a motorway could give pause for thought...
Re: Too Much Clickbait
Not an ad - this was the headline of that story on the front page! It's at http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/07/07/kickstarter_wtf/ (I copied the URL but didn't click on it as I'd rather page views for that kind of headline went down...)
Too Much Clickbait
Please stop being so clickbaity. There's currently an article with the headline
"Wannabe Startup CEOs Hate This Guy: One Easy Way To Raise $45,000+ You Won't Believe"
and while the article might interest me, I've decided not to read it because I am fed up with the trend of headlines becoming absolutely useless at telling what the article is about.
Please treat your readers with some intelligence. Jokey headlines - great - but at least give enough info in the headline & sub headline that we have some idea of what the topic is about.
Re: ...............pation! (Anticip......)
I will second that. Listen to the radio series. Then read the books. The film had good bits but was nothing on the original.