470 posts • joined 17 Jul 2008
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.
Launch streaming live on Space.com @ 19:45GMT
Hope that doesn't happen! ----->
Monty Python has "Prior Art"
Ladies & Gentlemen, I give you "Julius Ceasar on an Aldis Lamp".
Re: Rigorous Selection Process
"Dave: Will you do whatever your Permanent Secretary says?
Dave: You're hired!"
"Not required to" != "Prohibited from..."
Section 215 of the PATRIOT act (which is what is being ruled on here) expires June 1st.
Odds on it being extended no later than May 30th?
Re: fudging numbers
As an exchange-only subscriber, the "Superfast Cymru" BB project has assured me that they WILL be connecting EO lines in a timely manner.
They have described 3 ways to do this:-
1: Install new street or pole cabinet on my street
2: Install new street cabinet in exchange car park
I'd like 3, but my money is on 2
"So bringing artificial intelligence to the battlefield might be the best way to bring an end to conflicts...."
yeah, that turned out real well in "The Terminator", didn't it?
Dilbert is right on the case today.
Intentional confusion of TLAs?
Infringing Websites List - list of sites deemed nasty by MAFIAA*
Internet Watch List - list of sites deemed nasty by Mumsnet & Daily Fail
* (Music And Film Industry Associations of America)
Fee! Fi! Foe! Fums!
I can smell a Net of Mums!
Politicians fail to understand rules for "Whack-A-Mole"
Film at eleven.
Wouldn't work in the UK
Where withholding passwords is a criminal offense.
You forgot the third option - sales are going down because current music is complete & utter Cowell (pronounced cr@p).
I haz an idea!
Bletchley Park sounds like the ideal place to be compulsory purchased to house the new Alan Turing Institute.
"Another reason to choose a phone from a company who refuses to pollute or downgrade their product at the instance of the phone operator."
No longer applies - even my "direct from Google" Nexus 5 came with an unwanted/unremovable HP printer driver app.
1: Locate scum who wrote malware
2: Arrest same
3: File murder charges
4: Everybody profits!
Re: So what is going on?
"Why is there a need to have the functionality to allow an identification beacon on a civil aircraft be switched off in flight?"
All the electrics are protected by circuit breakers on the flight deck. Sadly it's equally possible to use these to deactivate a functioning transponder as well as kick one back into life after a power spike.
Re: It's obvious!
It's obviously the first episode of Lost - from the outside!
It'd be ironic if a bank bought it.
Re: Your all up your own arse
'They are called "normal people"'
I thought they were called ATMs.
Re: Closed captions?
I suspect the subtitles are intended to fill Quebecóis language requirements.
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.
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