10 million users in as many days?
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Or you might have an airbnb-for-cars scheme where you drive to work, then the car spends its time in a car share, with people using apps to hire and drive it until it's time for you to leave. You drive home and then put it out on the street again. A new generation of pimp my ride.
The last thing I want when I leave work to sit in a traffic jam is my car smelling of burger king, puke and other peoples farts.
Re: I'll take these with 0.3125ml of salt
We've been thrown off course just a tad.
What's that mean?
In space terms, about 70 million miles...
Re: Tut tut
what part of 7.0 seconds to 62 isn't sporty? that's as good as an e-type or a miura were! (admittedly, in 1970)
almost as quick as a renaultsport clio III, JCW mini cooper, Octavia RS...
“Cars which are capable of receiving instructions via the internet (such as software updates) are potentially more at risk of being hacked or meddled with than those which don’t,” warned Cluley
Re: My head exploded.
Probably based on the (also probably apocryphal) WWII story- Royal marines discovered that a condom stretched over the barrel of their machine guns stopped the oil from turning waxy on cold nights. Churchill heard about this, and approved an order for 18 inch condoms to be issued to them for this purpose, on the condition that they were clearly marked 'Made in Britain' and 'Medium size'
Spent a number of years in a rented house where the electric power shower isolator switch was switching the neutral instead of the live. So when you switched it off, the shower wouldn't work, but it could still kill you...
The landlord couldn't see why this was a problem.
Whenever I read one of these stories, I always read POS as Pile of Shit...
"Cards were stolen via hacked Pile of Shit terminal software"
"Malware was discovered in our Pile of Shit system"
"40 million cards have been stolen from a Pile of Shit used by Home Depot"
And the first comment on this story:
This is what happens when your Pile of Shit systems run an inherently insecure operating systems like MS Windows...
Re: it was the music
You could network STs with the midi ports... There were a bunch of multiplayer games working like this (mostly PD though). Midi maze was the best- Networked FPS where all the characters were big grinning spheres. A friend of mine wrote a 3d tennis game you needed red-blue glasses for. Fun times :)
Had this on my lynx. (Still do, actually) The only time I completed the first level, the power brick smoked out, and being a skint kid I didn't have any batteries in... Annoyed me so much I went back to playing through Chip's Challenge again.
Re: Smoking recipe
I blame the smell checker.
Re: Greek Gyros?
Gyros is strips of marinated meat cooked on a giant vertical spit and shaved like a doner... Doner is minced and mixed with spices and sawdust and formed into an elephant's leg.
1) Open tin of tuna in oil. Must be in oil.
2) empty onto large plate
3) Boil spaghetti in a pan, with the plate with the tuna on as a lid.
4) once done, remove plate and drain spaghetti
5) grate copious quantities of cheddar cheese onto now warm tuna
6) put spaghetti on top of cheese
7) grate on more cheese
8) mix thoroughly
9) microwave plate for 1 min
10) splash on tobacco
11) eat with knife and fork. there is no way you can do the windy thing with the spoon if you have made it right, as everything will be one big lump of pasta tuna and cheese.
12) wash down with more of what you were drinking before
What the hell is an emoji?
10kW inverters are common in the narrow boating community, well, among live aboards anyway... (often as a pair of 5kV with a manager and phase syncer)
But then most of the continuous use stuff is 12 or 24v anyway, so the only big loads are oven, hob (if gas-free,) washer/dryer, microwave.
Still, if you want a solar house, or a battery backup for storing economy 7, then time to convert as much as you can to 24v anyway. Do these things have a 24v take off, or only 240v?
Re: Oh yes!
What icon, exactly, best expresses this sentiment?
Surely it just needs to be a thumbs up icon, with an arse above it?
"Unlike other Robin Hoods, *I* can do an English accent"
Finally, the met office has a computer which has power and heat characteristics significant enough to require inclusion into the climate models it's designed to run...
They say 'whiffy' here. 'Do you have whiffy?' 'There's a problem with my whiffy.' etc.
Do the wristbands include a heart rate monitor and skin galvanometer, feeding back to a chip in the speakers brain that allows them to tailor the speech based on the emotional response of the audience?
Or some kind of electroshock or tranquilizer needle for pacifying unrest or removing 'awkward questions'?
And does the personalized mountain dew contains a specific isotopic tracer so they know who you meet with... And maybe to check that when you popped out to the loo, you really went to the loo and not to post some secret sauce to an anonymous blog?
And if not, why not?
If I get free choice of question, then I tend to do jeopardy-style, the question goes in the answer box, the answer in the question... So 'please answer your security question: Bugsy?' with the answer 'what was your grandma's dog called'
Surprisingly easy to remember.
If not, I make up something rubbish like 'Where did you go to school?' 'Zamonia High' and store it in my password manager. Which is kind of redundant. If I have the password manager to get the answer from, then I also have the password.
Note: My grandma didn't have a dog.
Re: Fail Safe?
Rule Zero: Do not be on fire.
We have breakable non breakable encryption anyway, they just don't get it.
With enough compute power, you can crack RSA, it's just maths. Sure, you can't crack all encrypted communication, but once you have a legitimate target, you just need to crack theirs. 5 years ago (when 768 bit was first cracked), they reckoned a $1billion computer network could crack 1024 bit rsa in a useful timeframe. I'm sure they've spent several more billions since then. No backdoor required, just cash and a target.
PRATCHETT is good, but for me it's a tossup between FIREBALL and FIST. As always.
Atmospheric Balloon-O-Rocket Test For Ultimate ChecK oF Unstable Configuration
Korrection And Also Reentry Guidance Handling!
Re: No need to worry
If it doesn't have Robert Picardo's head in the front seat i'm not getting in.
Also, 25mph on my commute? Luxury! I'm lucky if I get 25kph.
Hey, this politics lark is easier than I thought.
Re: Gaining altitude?
IT's in an elliptical orbit, right now the apogee is over the south pacific, perigee over the uk
Year of NFC
Doesn't sound half so interesting as Year of Bonking.
That's not an asteroid impact crater, it was made with a spoon.
Re: Or, just *maybe*
"One thing about living in Santa Carla I never could stomach; all the damn vampires"
Droidberry dangles sounds serious.
Re: I'm having trouble visualising the scale of this thing
Depends. It's exactly the size of one standard Galactipool table though.
Re: Damn good show.
They tried that, unfortunately government rules say you must have a secretary present if a decision is to be taken. So the official decision is taken after the lunch, when no one can quite remember what was decided before the brandy arrived. Because of course you wouldn't want the secretary taking notes over lunch.
(Dramatization, may not have happened)
What is it and when did the link appear next to the channel?
...including the aviation-related environmental impacts...
"How to get ahead when navigating?"
"Hey, this sounds interesting!"
Re: the hypocracy
I should possibly qualify my previous statement- even when Belgium doesn't have an actual government, there are still 6 other sub-governments up and running,
Re: Not to be confused with Project Satan
Made from the evilest parts of the evilest browsers from history?
Re: the hypocracy
"Shortage of government?"
Is there such a thing?
Yes. Every time Belgium has an election, there is a shortage of government for up to a year and a half. Interestingly, things generally improve during these periods, and then go crap again once they all stop infighting and start working out what they can break.
Re: Strange, but true
Obviously, the usually used unit would be micro dD, because there's not a lot of use for the full unit.
Omni.science is gone :(
Re: Paging - Dr. Howard, Dr. Fine, Dr. Howard....
Mostly it's used in snake-polishing.
The texts aren't the problem. The people trying to convince others that it is 100% true and using persuasion sticks to help are the problem.
Thanks. I just had it stuffed.
Check out the range of bars on Discworld Mud... And the range of drinks. You can get so unbelievably pished that you fall unconscious or wander blindly, have an unbelievably strong coffee that sends you out the other side of sober, have absinthe that makes you see bunnies... There's even badly rolled cigarettes and dodgy mushrooms if drinking isn't your thing. And a type of pepper you snort and sneeze so hard it blows you across the room...
I know that it is considered bad form to divulge too much of the plot in tales of this nature, but I will say I found the rope descent wearing Louboutin heels unfeasible – though, not having tried this stunt myself, I can neither verify not deny its possibility.
It wouldn't be the first on-the-edge-of-disbelief rope descent in a parlabane book... I'm thinking of Be My Enemy here
Re: Spotted what's missing?
Southhampton is pretty flat- but the contour lines are there, just very faint in that screenshot... look around the motorway intersection at the bottom left.
Re: That is not Saag Aloo........
Saag is actually generic greens- Palak is specifically spinach
Re: When philae wakes up
They're all the one true hitchhikers :) I;m sure Addams said they all happen in slightly parallel universes because some jokes don't work in some universes...
Except the movie. Because most of the jokes are there, but only the first half of them. And because Marvin.