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Re: And when the Greens get pissy...
...then push them over the side, into the *water infested with radioactive sharks*. .
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Re: Did I miss something?
Who is Oscar Selfie, indeed, who are Oscar Selfies, if there are enough to refer to one of them as THAT Oscar Selfie?
Nope. Mainland Europe. Lunch is important here.
I'm glad the office has emptied out for lunch, as I've just made some very odd noises trying not to laugh at these comments. +1s for all!
"...mobile security firm Lookout showed how it might be possible to install malware or snooping on data feeds by tricking a user into simply looking at malicious QR codes."
Cool, snowcrash here we come...
Re: IT angle?
I think it was more of a tIT angle.
Re: As much as I loved Star wars
Indeed. There's still five and a half Dune books to do before they need to invent some more star wars...
Re: On-going Research
a cube of floating ice displaces the same volume of water as the water that made up the ice. so as it melts, the level shouldn't change. If it dropped, it was probably due to it (and the researcher) ending up drunk.
Try the same experiment, only support the ice on matchsticks above the glass... the glass soon overflows. (assuming of course, that nothing ends up drunk.)
Out-gassing of dissolved co2 in the tonic would also cause a small decreasing in volume...
Re: "toilet attendant"
Why toilet attendant? The correct term is Bog Troll
Bog Troll (n): A man or woman who sits by the door of a public (or patrons only) toilet facility, offering (for a fee) a range of bad aftershave, soap, or soft bog roll to convenience users too drunk to slip past.
Re: Cloth nappies FTW
err, do your guests know you are making them wipe their mouths and hands on used nappies?
Re: Well, if asteroid time ...
IT seems to be made of best stewing steak... It's meteorite.
Re: A paper based on "what if"?????
I'm still waiting for the Finglonger.
Re: How to load an airship with celebrities
My first thought on reading that was maybe they've just found the new Big Brother house?
Eviction takes on a whole new and far more interesting meaning...
I would have thought that headaches and loss of energy are natural side effects of being at Glastonbury... As is coming home with some over priced hippy tat and a band shirt you'd never wear in public.
Re: Like most crime you can't stop a *really* determined criminal.
"If you're a European Citizen who was telling their mother about what they had for dinner and sending a picture of the cat..." :)
Re: nil desperandum gloria aspidistra
"What would happen if you crossed an Irish bog with a bag of carrots or something nonpotatoey?"
You'd get muddy feet either way
Re: I smell snake oil .....
He's working for the NSA, predicting your next SSL key
Re: I think a 3-D printer company...
Assuming no one retrieves them from the recycle bin.
If commuting is dull again, buy a newspaper, read a book, do a crossword...
(or get a Nintendo game and watch)
Re: Tin Foil Hats
The wifi there doesn't monitor your thoughts, it adds new ones, like "drink another overpriced cup of brown mud" and "mmm, you are enjoying this brown mud" or "a 5 euro muffin would be nice about now..."
The wifi signal strength is always suspiciously high... possibly to overpower the tinfoil hats.
to share something pre-prepared is to share it before it's ready...
Re: We can't really march on anything
We want the right to show emotions
Мы хотим, чтобы право показывать эмоции
Rydym am gael yr hawl i ddangos emosiwn
We want the right to show emotions
Google is getting pretty good at this... :)
Not to mention, once it's there it's quite hard for the driver to get in and not notice something amiss, a *long* time before the car steers itself into a tree and the airbag fails to deploy...
Re: What's french for "cobblers"?
Without The Register, my smartphone wouldn't be worth as much to me as it currently is...
Re: punch drunk
Surely it's a Pi in the face for irrationality?
Re: Somehow I don't think so.....
Change the rules on whether payments to other parts of the group of companies the company is part of are tax deductible or not, making a payment to a subsidury/ partner/ parent is not deductible (maybe... unless it is in the same country... )
Basically, making a payment to another company not part of your group- that's business expenses and part of cost of sales.
Making a payment to your own group of companies- that's moving profits and not part of cost of sales
Or is that a daft idea? I know EU rules say you can move money to any other EU country as long as tax is paid somewhere, but until the EU has harmonized tax rules it's not going to work and bog all tax will be paid...
Or, as the bitcoin mining rig roundup kind of suggests, sell a pickaxe you won't deliver for a couple of months, which you use in the intervening time to mine for gold, then when it's gone a bit blunt, deliver it to the person who paid for it and use the new orders to pay for a new more efficient pickaxe, which you won't deliver for a few months...
Hiding in those 100 will be the actual target... And they don't yet know what's missing.
Make big visible diagrams showing how to build a microscope
Markings visible with the microscope show how to build tech to read next level
Assumes a certain level of technology with each layer of course...
Obviously, if the data requires more than one disc, there is a problem... eventually the future people receive an error message saying 'This is disc 3 of 10. Please insert disc 1 to read file list' or probably 'Thix si drrc # fi !). Plix inrest drrc ! 2 rrrd dictionary'
Cunning way of MS and adobe to get a license fee out of people looking for a crack... I wonder if you actually get a product key after paying the ransom. Adobe CS6 costs about 2 bitcoin... as does server 2012 with 4 CALs
Re: Not what it's cracked up to be
- How many 9s are there between 0 and 100? The correct answer is: f) 11
are you sure?
- "Can you still hear me? There was some interference then"
- "Yeah, my car just crashed"
- "Heh, do a indicate right-horn-handbrake and open task manager"
- "No, I mean I hit the car in front while I was trying to +1 the M25..."
Don't use pink- Spitfires that were used as spy planes were painted pink as it blends in with clouds better than anything else. Admittedly, it does make it stand out against the ground.
Re: Not British Racing Green
"- I've had a nice realistic Zebra scheme on a much bigger glider than this and it totally disappeared into the background, both in the sky and on the floor."
Well, yes. Zebra pattern is for camouflage after all...
I'm with the Simulationists; Eventually, games like sim city or the sims (or whatever comes after...) will reach the point where the simulation is as complex as reality, and the agents will start to wonder if there is a higher power directing their lives...
As it costs about $5000 to send a kilo to space and about the same to return it, probably Stella should get in on the act... at $5000 a pint, it would be disconcertingly expensive
Big Red Emergency Activated Safety Tether-cutting System
Can't beat an adjustable stilson for plumbing, or any situation where a socket has knackered the head or nut.
But, if you can't fix it with a hammer, but don't discover this until you've tried the hammer technique, it might now be *really* broken.
ditch the renewables feed in bonus scheme, and give grants or tax breaks to build hydroden cracking and storage to the renewable companies instead, helping to smooth the output from the renewable sources and also kick start hydrogen car schemes.
Quick burgers are pretty good, not as good as a whopper but way better than a macvomit. can't wait :)
been hinted at for ages...
NT, minwin, midori, longhorn, the CLR, powershell... (in no real order :) ) Only a lot of internal fighting and a lot of internal ignoring has prevented it happening sooner. MS has known for 15 years at least what they needed to do, but if part of your business is raking in billions a year, an upstart project with high ideals but that needs 5 years of research is not going to change its direction, particularly if the billion dollar business has to start all over again
MS would seriously have benefited from being split into at least two parts in the legal stuff in the 90s.
Normally movie studios have to design outlandish interfaces for their computers to avoid having to license anything ("I know this... it's a unix system..."), now a movie studio gets to chase apple for stealing its idea!
MS can't sue for sudo.
The patent mentions sudo as prior art... MS can't sue someone for implementing the thing they have said it is based on. This looks a lot like the part of UAC that allows you to have two accounts with the same username and password, one with limited access, and one with full access, so to do an admin task you must specifically authorize it to happen.
The reason for the patent would be to prevent anyone from retrospectively applying for a patent for sudo and suing MS for implementing privelege escalation in UAC, which would be a brain dead idea, legally trying to force MS to release an insecure OS...
Software patents are a stupid idea, as are ones for business methodology, but while they exist, companies wil have to protect themselves from trolls. Even if they have a reputation for trolling themselves. In fact, ESPECIALLY if they have a reputaion for doing it themselves.
Karl benz patented the motor car in 1866, the patent expired more than 100 years ago and you'd be laughed out of the patent office for failing to notice that.
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