88 posts • joined 23 Jun 2008
Re: "Of all the many and varied stupid things in the world"
Thank you. +1
I think you're referring to the Swiss system. I use it for almost everything (even in the UK, where we have it in order, but backwards).
Of course, "America" (that is, the USA), is the spiritual home of the semi-buttock.
Thank you for irritating me so early in the day
Of all the many and varied stupid things in the world, the USAmerican way of writing the date and time must be in at least the top ten.
Everyone knows that 3/14 is the Third of Novebruary.
Monopolistic Bullying meets Pusillanimous Cowardice
Nothing else to say. FTW
Missed the point, didn't yer, Dave?
The point is not whether the man in the street is worried about it, Dave, it's whether you and your mates, and Clegg and his mates, and Milliband and his mates*, all realise that politicians are (a) meant to serve the people who elected them rather than control them; and (b), uphold the law rather than break it.
*A black plague descend upon you all.
In a century or so...
All this will never have happened.
(For those that haven't already understood, the NSA/GCHQ complex will rule through puppet administrations bent to their will through blackmail. One of their early actions on taking power will be to erase all record of what we know today.)
Is that enough RAM?
Don't know enough about the difference between W*ndows and *nix memory requirements for Chrome, but on Windows a working set of 2Gb or more, just for Chrome, is pretty easy to get.
I couldn't agree with you more.
If we issue a Royal Pardon for Turing, then logically we have to issue pardons for everyone who was convicted under the mediaeval law in force at the time.
If we issue a pardon for everyone convicted under that law, then logically we should issue pardons to people convicted under *every* law now seen to be barbaric. Pardons for the shot shell-shocked accused of cowardice in WW I; pardons for all the suffragettes; pardons for all the children hanged for stealing a loaf; the list is endless.
Then, once we legalise the consumption of cannabis, we have, logically, to pardon all those convicted under the present law. And so on.
This idea is called "re-writing history". Orwell satirised it in '1984'.
People, the damage is done! Although all these laws were abominable, they were the law at the time these injustices happened, and the injustices happened within a valid, if barbaric, rule of law.
We have to learn, improve, and move on. Pardons, and even apologies, just don't make sense.
ZOMG! Spelling is dead! (Again)
'P0wned' ??? WTF?
Do you mean 'pwned' ?!?
Coming from the people who gave so much help to the NSA
Isn't Technology Wonderful?!
Good! Now that's fixed so successfully, here are a few more suggestions for searches that Google and M$ can block on behalf of those in power:
"GCHQ Internet Hoovering"
"HS2 Budget increase"
"Social services neglect"
"Care home failure"
... to name but five...
Have the TORIES ERASED THE INTERNET?
Not yet, but they're working on it, together with their friends and/or blackmailers at GCHQ and NSA
The Ultimate Clusterfudge
See, .gov.uk? Now you know how it feels to have strange untrusted persons hoovering up your junk.
You can run, but you can't hide.
BTW, .uk.gov includes Lab, Cons, Lib Dems, and Sir Malcolm Rifkind. A plague o' both your houses.
What a pile of useless, expensive tat!
Must be for Mac people
Why didn't he answer the question?
On Hard Talk, Stephen Sackur asked Malcolm Rifkind whether he and the ISC knew the extent to which NSA and GCHQ were hoovering up the Internet. If you listen carefully to his answers, you'll see that he never actually said 'Yes' or 'No'.
Now, if he'd said 'Yes', we all might shout at him and argue that it was grossly excessive and why did he allow it -- a courageous answer, but at least honest.
If he'd replied 'No', however, that would have been an excellent sign of ISC's failure to exercise adequate oversight.
What's my conclusion? Well, 'Yes' would have been bad, but 'No' would be a complete disaster. As I don't see how answering 'Yes' would have in any way compromised security, I begin to suspect the true answer would have been 'No'
Re: Nothing to see here, move on...
Perhaps, one fine day, when the G4S National Health Awareness Community Outreach Police come knocking at your door to invite you away for the Alimentary Re-Education Internment Programme, just because you organised a meet-up of your mates to eat pizza, you'll realise what was wrong.
Conspiracy Theory 2013#42
Anonymous sez: "O hai"
Stop moaning already...
And tell yer Members of Parliament to fix the laws, as in "do your job".
OK, if you love svn, you'll *really* enjoy something even newer and more modern -- cvs!
Re: Private companies DO do this
Nice post, but one minor error:
"When you're buying an iPhone you own it"
"When you're buying an iPhone ït owns you"
"Apple" and "Subsidized" in the same context?
That's pretty challenging! Don't people realise that there are other options than handcuffing yourself to Apple?
The Dumbing-Down of Britain can be satisfactorily completed.
Can't say I'm happy
Immediately after the Google Reader Death Announcement, I went hunting for an alternative. I ended up on Feedly, but not because I like it -- rather because it's less crappy than the alternatives.
Google, you suck!
The luck of the Irish
Wow, in your country do you have one IP address *each*? That's brilliant.
Just like olden tymes...
I have a suspicion this is something left over and adapted from the middle ages.
Do you remember when the parson used to tell us "you mustn't enjoy sex, it's bad for you, it's only for making babies"?
Just that now they're doing it for food.
Re: It all depends on the water!
Yorkshire Tea (*not* the decaffeinated one) and Paned Gymreig do nicely in South Wales, too.
But make sure you also include Builders' Tea, please!
Don't worry about that, they'll just take the batteries out of all the remote controls...
Re: Just got a Yubikey (Fanboy alert)
Yes. I've had one for nearly three years, now, and love it.
I recently bought a Yubikey Nano, which has challenge-response and can be used as an additional token for Windows logon.
I just have one concern about the original (one-time password) Yubikey. The AES encryption key lives in the Yubikey, where it's safe, and on the authentication server, where, in principle, it isn't. Maybe a challenge-response arrangement might be better.
Isn't that the cr*p that's clogging up teh Internetz?
I'm all right, Jack
Just recently moved from Computer Modern to Latin Modern
Yeah, but she did eat his *brains*
Re: I, for one...
And Ed, and Ed, and Ken, and David, and Tessa... the list is endless
Re: excellent news
Atlantic? Isn't that somewhere in Georgia?
Re: Cruel and unusual punishment - "Defending Western Values"
Unfortunately, poor ol' Homer Bush, and a whole bunch of other people, fell neatly into the trap that Osama set for them.
Result: they destroyed their own democracy, almost without him having to lift a finger.
I'm an atheist, but...
I don't believe this is a problem of religion, organised or disorganised.
What we have here is a sty full of murderous pigs hiding behind "religion" and exploiting the ignorant and stupid to further their own greed for political power.
Am I the only one to see the parallels with Northern Ireland? Or Bosnia?
Re: We're used to it - Godwin's Law
If you have to compare your app with the Beeb's, you've already lost the argument...
Independently of the merits of the case...
... this is such a stupid own goal by the government.
There was obviously an internal conflict in the Ecuadorian government as to whether or not to grant asylum. UK threatening so send in the Plods was all that was needed for Ecuador to come together and decide.
Maybe a better name would be...
All you need to do...
is give us back our Zil lanes, and then we'll stop tweeting. Deal?
Re: How do BMC equate to
It must have been Remedy that he was thinking of when he mentioned 'gameification'. As in Wumpus: "You just fell into a pit and broke every bone in your body".
That's roughly what using Remedy is like.
I'm an OAP geezer, but...
... even I've heard of Colin Percival and scrypt
Talking of six a day
I used to be keen on this five-a-day idea, until the missus showed me on the internetz that it was about *food*.
That's it, blame the help
So this software doesn't even ask "Are you sure you want to erase the whole effing show?"?
Where, oh where, is the lost art of the user interface (even if it's a command line)?
Why do I think of a "Bull in a china shop"?
For some naughty reason, I just find the idea of an autonomous Dalek wandering round a museum full of delicate and precious objects a bit laughy-scary...
Mine worked OK (on my own domain) until I uninstalled it!
I've got accounts at both Dropbox and SpiderOak. Dropbox gives me back history; SpiderOak lets *me* specify the folder names.
OK, so Google is "big" and "reliable", but they'll also need a few features.
Re: prince of darkness
I think "Sith" is a typo?
Ship of Fools
Under what damp, mossy stone are the people who invent these ideas found? Here (not completely coherently, I admit) is what happens:
1. The Government passes the law
2. The criminals, terrorists, pædophiles, and others who already know about Tor, Vpns, PGP, GPG, and ZPhone carry on their business as usual
3. The taxpayer, or the Internet user, foots the bill for this circus
4. The "system" gets flooded by everyone's taglines which say "I am neither drug dealer, terrorist, people trafficker, pædophile, politician, nor lawyer"
5. The whole exercise has zero effect, but no-one can prove it
6. A few years from now, when the Stalinists take over, we're all screwed
I'm really happy with The Gimp
That's the one from gimp.org, *not* Pulp Fiction...
Cart before Horse -- Meh
Although the BBC is the "least bad" of a really bad bunch, perhaps it would be a good idea to try and put up something people actually want to watch? Then, later, once they've managed to cross that hurdle, they can start to think about charging. Me, I'm gonna wait sitting down...
Meters too smart for our good
Once the smart meter is installed, how long before it gets a smart switch?
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