342 posts • joined 17 Jul 2008
Perhaps the Beeb are doing this to make a TV license necessary for using the interwebs.
Re: Tail wagging the dog.
"The most troubling thing to me is that we know some of what goes on in the US but have no idea who is running the UK. The elected government, however ineffective, or the likes of MI5 and GCHQ."
I take it you've never watched "Yes, Prime Minister" then?
Re: Really bad idea actually...
"if they sound UK based I just put the phone down"
My favourite response is to say (in my best BBC accent):-
"I'm terribly sorry old chap, but I don't speak a word of English. Good day." - THEN put the phone down.
Of course BT should be regulated...
How else will they be able to tax it?
I have just the place...
Site it straddling the San Andreas Fault... and wait.
Re: You missed the real story
A US Senator is _claiming_ something facilitates criminal activity on the orders of his corporate backers.
To state the obvious...
We now know where the next lunar lander should be targeted.
Training videos: Apollo 18, Moontrap.
The servers were taken down to update the NSA packet sniffer software.
Prime without Lovefilm?
Can't see any option for this.
Screens in the shop?
Use the card reader on the pump.
Seriously? What part of "DO NOT WANT!" do adbots not get?
Back in the 1960, Hoover produced a spherical model without any wheels at all.
The "Hoover Constellation" floated around on its exhaust like a hovercraft.
It's still available in the USA:- http://hoover.com/products/details/s3345/constellation-bagged-canister/
Re: "[N]othing is ever straightforward"
If the South were to delay the exercises were until after the scheduled "reunion", even money says that the Norks would delay the reunion until it once again coincided with the military exercises.
If this is related to the EU Commission wanting remote vehicle kill switches by 2020?
"subset of the Internet" & "Bypass censorship" in the same sentence?
Re: If there was any doubt
"he has dispelled it. Well, there is still doubt: is Cameron a stupid piece of shit or an evil piece of shit?"
Re: Wot not Samsung Drives?
Seagate bought Samsung's HDD business a few years ago.
Re: A lot of risk was taken for the Moon landings
The tricky part of the return to Mike Collins in the Command Module was due it being impossible to test-fire the ascent engine without destroying it due to the highly corrosive hypergolic fuel used.
"Because beancounters are lazy and rely too much on the "If it ain't broke, we ain't paying for it." mantra."
/me rushes to trademark "Microsoft steaming pile of *&^T"
Because "Truth in Advertising"
Re: Censorship is alive and well in Britian
@AC10:31 " It does have an on/off switch."
@AC11:21 "Until enough of us insist on switching it off."
Note to self
Change all online usernames to "Neelie Kroes".
Paris, because she makes more sense these days.
Won't somebody think of the grownups?
Single point of failure?
Obviously, the GCHQ./NSA email-snarfing box has had an ouchie.
Wait a week
The logo won't be on the 3D Bluray.
"Whatever it really thinks about Doctor Who, the BBC certainly isn’t keen on 3D."
Since they decline to inform viewers how to find the 3D programs, viewing figures will of course justify cancellation of their efforts.
Agreed. It was nice for McGann to list the companions he's had while working for Big Finish.
Tonight's "Adventures in Space and Time"...
...is the "Making of..." this very episode.
If its star, Dave Bradley is convincing as Hartnell, I believe the Beeb should engage his services full time, to remake the missing episodes.
When Hartnell stories run out, they merely need to find a Pat Troughton lookalike, and continue with his stories.
I commend this idea to the house.
Samsung have invented the Tobleronophone?
Re: I expect to get a zillion downvotes but...
"No one ticked the box that says the NSA can read my mail."
It's beginning to look like Google did.
Re: Why all the exitement?
Thanks for reminding me about this.
Just used it to kill the HP printer software supplied on my brand-new Nexus 5 direct from Google.
Devs please note:- Unless an app is an _essential_ part of the OS, it _must_ be deletable.
Easy to avoid...
From what I've read elsewhere, these are installed inside the shop, targeting people queueing to pay.
All the Tesco garages I've visited have "Pay@Pump" at _every_ pump. Why go into the shop?
If you absolutely have to enter the shop, the webcam controlling this seems like the perfect place to park that used gum.
Besides, the Asda next door is usually a few pence cheaper anyway.
Re: "Cameron's Conservative party have promised...
2015 is after 2010, but then so is 2030.
Re: Why didn't he answer the question?
You forget that politicians are psychologically incapable of answering yes or no to ANY question.
Follow the money!
Odds that this research was funded by The Vegetarian Society?
Isn't it obvious?
"A German researcher is asking why Google is using the “horribly broken” RC4 and MD5 cipher as its first-default for SSL"
Because the NSA told them to.
Re: Why can't they write some new programmes?
Not CGI - Proper stop-motion.
New puppets are being made by the firm that worked on "The Corpse Bride" etc.
Re: Pics or it didn't happen.
There are pics at the link in the middle of the story.
Fail is you.
"Civil Liberties & Privacy Officer"
Sunday Trading laws mean "24 Hour" branches are open 06:00 Monday to 23:59 Saturday, then 10:00 to 16:00 (or 11:00 to 17:00) Sunday.
Re: I could see banning offensive words,
The world has learned plenty.
Politicians... not so much.
Re: local media
The Cloud exists. The NSA don't want you to have local media.
Zuckerberk wants this for only one reason...
He's hoping they all sign up to FacePalm, so he can sell their souls to advertising Shoggoths.
Re: Wait a minute
Nice use of Seuss - Upvoted
"Somwhere in the Bay Area?
Place it _straddling_ the San Andreas Fault... and wait
Re: instant fail
Even HF isn't capable of dissolving through a bathtub & floor.
Mythbusters this week was a Breaking Bad special.
Actually, Caterham are bringing out a new model for about £17k.
The bad news is that it's a 3cyl 660cc Suzuki turbo:-
Re: Not learning from history?
"So, is it because becoming a politician makes people stupid and arrogant, or is it only stupid and arrogant people who want to become politicians?"
Obama is just a figurehead
I direct your attention to the BBC docu-drama called "Yes, Prime Minister!".
Re: LTE / 4G
Apparently going to cost £299
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