Video autoplayed no my phone. Stop it! The rest of my train didn't need to hear that
96 posts • joined 8 May 2008
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.
Re: A great man
H2G2 - the website - was basically wikipedia before wikipedia.
I have read a previous biography - http://www.amazon.com/Dont-Panic-Douglas-Hitchhikers-Galaxy/dp/1848564961 - which was very good and (amongst other things) had the H2G2 plot with the Krikket robots as it originally was - as a Dr Who plot! That biog is highly recommended to anyone else who doesn't want to wait.
Re: Lags and lagging
So now the coppers are recieving stolen goods too?
I'll pipe down before I come a cropper...
Re: Ah the mightly psion
They swemed to stop just as bluetooth was coming out, I remember thinking at the time that all I needed was a way to connect it by bluetooth to my phone, rather than the ir modem...
Re: Never mind that!
Can I wipe it and put Symbian on there?
Lack of competition
Good article. But isn't the point that in the usa there is so little competition that you might only have 2 options for internet access at your house - if they both decide to block netflix, there's little you can do other than hope a 3rd company might spot the gap in the market, invest loads in kit, and then as soon as it deployed one of the others turns netflix back on again long enough to kill it.
We are lucky here in the UK that, if you can get broadband at all, you are likely to have several options. So you can choose for dirt cheap/parental controls/lack of parental controls/refusing to give subscriber details to copyright trolls without a court order...
Re: Should I upvote that?
It currently has 6 upvotes.
I needed to think very hard about whether that was 'six' or 'nine'. If I'm honest I'm still not sure...
If you don't risk failure, you can never succeed
Fair play to them - they tried, and ultimately they can't risk people's lives if they have a good reason to be worried.
They tried something innovative, and most of it worked well. There's a lot of good that's come out of it even if the headline isn't what they wanted.
Well done to the team.
Re: Accidental launches
Yep - generally it's because I've just found another file association that's got a TIFKAM app instead of something useful (the one that really pissed me off was PDF when I wanted to be able to use it as a reference for something in another window...)
... Now I'm worried.
Sabre toothed pigeons will make trafalgar square a very different experience...