413 posts • joined 17 Jul 2008
Re: Hard Time Make Them Envious of Hard Disks?
"No doubt the 'recording industry' would like to sue me for not buying something to use in the player."
Give it time...
Apple won't use NFC because they don't hold the patent.
The patent for NFC payments is owned by Visa & Samsung <-- because this?
Re: No lawyer?
Lawyers couldn't take the pay cut
Reds are OK for any size NAS
I've been running 16X 3TB Reds in my home server for nearly 2 years now without any trouble whatsoever.
I'll probably start swapping to 6TB drives when they eventually start dying.
Bad news, everyone!
As a woman, her cabinet position is safe under today's reshuffle.
Scotland using English tld?
Shouldn't the tld be .alba ?
Actually R'y'leh is UNDER the South Pacific!
Re: Get a grip
GCHQ Shill downvoted.
Obvious reason is obvious...
BT would rather charge £500 install & £100/week for a leased line.
Meanwhile in 2016...
Parliamentary review of this "new law":-
Politician#1: "Why has this got a sunset clause?"
Politician#2: "We don't need that! Let's delete it."
Politican#3: "OK. All in favour?"
Direction: All present raise hands
A staffer no-one seems to have heard of.
The only thing I can think of is that this mystery staffer is/was a BBC America Spanish translator, who needed the scripts to come up with suitable subtitles for the show.
Re: It's for kids
It is only compulsory to grow old. Growing up is completely optional.
Re: I'd like to see the day
Remember the good old days?
When Top Gear confined its insults to caravanners?
Re: Making it Pay
And who pays the Home Office so they can pay the ISPs I wonder?
Leaving this here...
Re: Nut allergy
At least you didn't get as far as Communication, Logistics and Information Technology!
Re: @P010nium "They paid it when........."
"Paying kickbacks to the German dealer .... OK, that WAS illegal :-)"
There is precedent however - search for "Lockheed and Luftwaffe"
Bonk also works at Boots, McD's & Aldi.
There is no Dark Side of the Force - It is all Marketing
This is obviously marketings plan to massively boost Bing's market share by counting every system sold.
That same marketing department will also carefully forget to subtract users who immediately switch search engine as soon as they boot up their new toy (ie: all of them).
Said it before, I'll say it again...
No Faceplant, no problem!
No Pirates to vote for here...
And then there were the no-hopers.
Obligatory Star Wars quote...
"I have a very bad feeling about this."
"We've asked NBC Universal and GitHub for comment on this reported incident, but we haven't heard back from them."
Because NBC are already prodding their lawyers into (un)life.
Chris (Wing Commander) Roberts' latest offering "Star Citizen" goes multiplayer beta starting May 29th, and starts at $35 to jump in (choose a starship from $30 plus $5 "Arena Commander pass").
Star Citizen is a wholly crowdfunded MMO Space Sim with FPS capabilities (Current funding is approx $43.8million and counting).
Unlike Eve Online or Elite, you are not the ship, you are the pilot and can get up & walk around your ship.You can land on a planet, get out of your ship and go to the trading outpost, weapons boutique, ship dealership, police station or pub.
Arena Commander is a space sim within the main Star Citizen game.
If encryption can delay NSA access beyond the heat-death of the Universe, it should be just about enough.
Re: "It's been sixty years..."
Article is referring to the original 1954 release of "Gojira" - the first appearance of Biggie G
Re: Remember Kids
No. Simon Cowell is killing music!
Re: It might be illuminating ...
You may be cynical, but I won't say you're wrong.
Re: Hack away you can't do worse than Bristol City Council
This done by intent.
The idea is apparently to discourage inner-city motoring, rather than improve traffic flow & lower pollution.
That's right. I've been told that there are 3 options to give me VDSL (in order of likelyhood):-
1: A new cab in the exchange car park - so crap speeds due to my line being approx 900m long.
2: A new street cab (possibly even a pole-top one) - OK. Pole is across street so approx 20m.
3: FTTH - How much?
Re: Same here
At least you have a cabinet to connect to.
My town has been "fibred up", but as I'm on an Exchange-only line, I can't get it for the forseeable future.
Re: It's not a bug, it's a feature.
Maybe Apple are using double ROT-13?
Re: Waiting for fibre
All the town's cabinets (a couple of dozen I think) have been upgraded, but as I already stated, there is no street cabinet for me, I'm connected directly to the exchange.
I will indeed be migrating to Zen or similar once fibre gets to me. Samknows reckons FTTP here by Xmas.
Re: Im not impressed either
"Then to top it all off youtube doesnt work in the evenings without either degrading to a jumble of coloured blocks or severe buffering if you try to set it to a sane resolution"
The best trick I've found to deal with this problem, is a freeware java app called JDownloader.
It monitors your clipboard & parses downloadable files, so all you have to do is open your youtube clip & copy the URL. JDownloader then wibbles through the page & offers to download the highest resolution version of the clip it can find.
I consider it to be the restoration of the "buffer all before playing" option that youtube removed a while back.
Waiting for fibre
Another one here who got moved over from Be last month.
I'll be staying with Sky for a while as I'm on an "exchange-only" line (no cabinet for fibre gear - BT aren't allowed to put it in actual exchanges!). "Superfast Cymru" have assured me that they will be providing either a new cab or FTTP soon.
No new contract (meaning I can leave at 1 month's notice), using my own router (Billion 7800DXL) with Google's DNS server.
So far, no problems (touch wood!).
Apple receive patent for patenting things.
Re: Address confusion
The houses on each block are numbered in the chronological order that they were built. The trick is to ask directions from the oldest person you can find.
This is why neighbourhood cop & postie are generally considered to be "jobs for life", as it takes that long to learn where everyone is.
It's also why shop adverts in Japanese mags always include a map.
Re: Please tell me
> "Japan airport staff...", why not "Japanese airport staff..."?
"Japan airport staff" implies staff at a Japanese airport.
"Japanese airport staff" implies airport staff anywhere who are of Japanese origin.
Better overall to say "Staff at Japanese airport..."
Re: Epic fail
"You have obviously never managed a helpdesk."
And for that I shall be eternally grateful.
Notes containing passcodes are supposed to be stuck to the bottom of ones keyboard!
Re: EE and Vodafone?
"It'll all be OK in a year's time when the innovative geniuses at Apple patent NFC."
Re: EE and Vodafone?
Not really. NFC requires specific hardware on the phone. Which rules out anything Apple flavoured.
Worse than that, these "trials" only seem to involve specific models of phones, rather than any phone with an NFC chip.
You may be able to get away with some kind of NFC sticker on your phone (or just stick an extra PAYG Oyster card in your phone case).
3 Million Points
Once you passed 3 million points, the original version of Pacman would display its source code, but only on the left-hand side of the screen.
This made getting much further almost impossible.
Obligatory "Weird Al" song...
Re: At full arm's length?
Good point, but I would've titled your post "Should've gone to SpecSavers".
Re: Laptop resolutions...
MSI's recently-announced GT60 laptops have a 15.6" 2880x1620 screen.
There is a market for this.
I expect Zuckerberg to order a bunch of these for his newly-acquired Oculus Rift headsets.
Re: Karma is a female canine
I see as many as 3 mumsnetters have read this thread.
Karma is a female canine
If Mumsnet didn't try to get CallMeDave to legislate the net down to CBeebies-friendly levels instead of ACTUALLY SUPERVISING THEIR CHILDREN'S NET ACCESS, the script-kiddies probably wouldn't have targeted them.
Until the US pork machine got involved, the shuttle was intended to be air-launched from a manned mothership, in much the same way as Virgin Galactic are planning.
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