61 posts • joined Thursday 19th April 2007 13:18 GMT
Re: Mars attacks
ugly, you missed ugly
ugly bags of mostly water.
AFAIK, the main reason that Titanic wasn't as unsinkable as they thought was not the fact that multiple bulkheads were breached, but actually due to the fact the bulkheads did not reach the deck, and make fully watertight compartments.... http://www.titanic-titanic.com/titanic_watertight_compartments.shtml
just for clarification,
Do you mean Hard Disk drives ("spinning rust"), rather than SATA?
Re: Perhaps a minus sign has escaped somewhere.
If the device has been running a while, it's likely its internal temperature is a fair deal higher than room temp, which might account for the hour to chill it down... i guess...
Rebuilding a Speccy...
If you did get the blueprints, i'd be interested in doing it as a project...
maybe with modern components behind it, it's EM output can be reduced to 'regulated' levels..
"What active service do these guys provide?"
What gets me is the fact Vermin Media are allowed to use the phrase "Fibre Optic Broadband', when the last portion of the cabling is RG59 or equivalent coaxial copper!
Re: Erm... exactly why do we need PLT anyway?
Where you live in a property where you cannot lay Cat5. (Renting etc) and the walls/structure of the building prevent reliable WiFi Transmission....
hardly difficult that one!
Try these for explaining the English language...
Actually, I think it's supposed to be a joke....
Correction to my inital post "it's the dog's bloody name!"
@ AC : 08:17 - No, I don't believe any word is a 'bad' word. Words become bad based on the context in which they are used...
@ Mr Lion - I'm not sure what you are attempting to say here. I didn't mention anything about colour. Please elaborate.
Longer wait for Dambusters then? lets hope so
To change the subject entirely....
You *cannot* have a Dambusters film without Nigger the dog.
I don't care if it's a bad word to some people, but it's the dog bloody name!
Re: Trendy Wine Bar
Same happened in Aldershot.... (Where for a number of years they had two branches opposite each other)
The older building was closed, and sold.... remained empty for a while, until it reopened, as a said trendy wine bar... :P
I'm with the others here on this one.... don't use softphones where you have the deskspace to put a VOIP hardphone... cabling is not an issue now as many SIP compatible phones have switches built in... and can also be run off PoE... (Linksys SPA922 is a prime example). If you are a truly 'mobile' worker, get a quality Bluetooth handsfree and pair that with your laptop..., rather than faff with a cabled headset...
and definitely DON'T get a propriety SIP based offering from anyone.... get an expert in to set-up a Asterisk based system , and benefit from choosing hardware and software that suits your needs (rather than something that is almost there, or wildly overspecced, without having to pay the nose and ear for it... if your expert is good enough, and gives you the correct advice, you won't regret it...
It can't be that difficult to regulate speed someone gets... T Mobile's new tariffs are 'unlimited' in the same way. You get X amount of Meg, go over that, and your speed disappears.
This change forced Tesco to change all their marketing for TMobile to show the fair use figure as the data allowance, to prevent them giving misleading information to customers...
My suggestion to GiffGaff is to :-
Publish how much data the individuals in the 1% are using....
Publish their 'fair use' limits
Allow users to *easily* see how much data they are using...
Meanwhile, someone (Ofcom, OfFT, whoever) should start looking into the disproportionate (IMHO) costs for Broadband usage over the mobile network... surely bandwidth is not that expensive these days...
The item you posted is an OEM Licence, which cannot legally be used on a machine that isn't *new*...
If he's got vista on it, it's not new...
Could this new Rover go and blast the dust off the other two and make them useful again? (I know one of them had a failed drive....)
@ Stuart Halliday - Yes, I agree... but Ian and David won't be able to agree on the rights for it, so it's never gonna happen... Elite 4 is still in development, apparently... longer than Duke Nukem:Forever maybe?.
Unbelievable. You, Ru, must be the pride of [subject hometown here]!"
I've made a note, your post was a great success.
in line with my original thread
Quote from Tatsky > "He worked out the extra load from new houses hooking up required the signal to be boosted"
Could someone explain why a Fibre Optic connection would suffer signal loss??
(TatSky, I'm not slamming you here, i'm pointing out a further issue with the way Vermin media (and NTL/Telewest advertise their products....)
@ AC 10:36
As Ragarath points out, they imply that you can have fibre to your premises if you want it. (FTTP)
When will someone point out to Virgin and the ASA that their network is simply NOT completely fibre optic... the cables into customers houses are Copper Co-Axial!
At least BT are honest about where their fibre goes with FTTC and FTTP.
Why the fuck does it matter? #
Maybe so there is some kind of record of how many people (claim) to belong to a specific religion and when, so the demographic can be charted as changing over time?
my default question always is... If you aren't willing to tell, what are you wanting to hide?
"Sigh. How many times have we gone over this... If you keep giving Microsoft your money it only encourages them to keep writing software. Install Linux and have done with it."
Not everything I run has been ported to Linux
I don't want to faff with Wine/and or other emulation systems...
"Free" does not always equal "better"
just a few responses.... not all of them either...
MS do need to sort out their coding, if issues like this remain unpatched!
As a WoW Gamer...
As a WoW Gamer myself, I actually have mixed feelings about this.
I applaud Blizzard in cracking down on Botting, and by association Gold Farming. It ruins an already dodgy economy!
Also, I agree that if you feel compelled to 'cheat' your way to higher levels, then you need to take a stern look at why you are playing the game.... levelling is a part of it, and especially following the new patch release (I'm sure you've heard about it!) is actually quite enjoyable!
However, I don't think we should be allowing the use of DCMA here, to prevent the sales of a third party tool that circumvents Blizzard's rules. At first I thought It was a good thing, but I ran past this analogy...
Most cars produced today can exceed the maximum speed limits in our countries, not to mention the lower, intermediary limits in towns and cities.... now imagine the uproar if the ideals from the DCMA were used to prevent the sale of all vehicles that could break a speed limit...
I'm sure there would be people that disagree with my analogy, or whatever... but meh, it's my opinion don't like it... I don't care! :P
No F-22... Sad Face
I can confirm that the F-22 is not scheduled to make a display for the public days @ Farnborough this year...
Source : - http://www.gethampshire.co.uk/news/s/2074655_farnborough_2010_airshow_flying_display_lineup
However we may get to see a pair as they escort the B-52 on it's flyby which is due (providing they don't overfly Blackbushe instead)
"So glad am gay! Btw El Reg: can we have the gay equivalent to the Paris Hilton icon?"
I think you found it all on your own...
@ matt 83
"If a machine has Sophos installed then it isn't open source ;)"
This is incorrect.
Sophos provide CID downloads for Linux, Solaris, HP-UX, Netware, FreeBSD, AIX, Mac OSX and Various Windows systems...
While the product may not be open source, the OS can be.
on the DOS version I was playing, I got to Elite... then on to Archangel... also had an energy sucking 'cloaking device'
saved a planet or two...
What version are you playing?
Of course they did...
"The Swedish judges obviously missed out on Computer Science 101."
Of course they did... they are Judges, not Computer Scientists.
Unfortunately, the judges were probably in training a while back now, and may not have had direction on how this kind of technology works. It will take time to catch up, and I hope it does, as the people who created TPB shouldn't be going to jail.
I agree with the idea that you can't blame the manufacturer for the actions of the user... like with Guns, Knives... or Roads even... (isn't it funny that kids get killed on roads everyday... yet no one takes the people who put the roads there in the first place to court???)
I think the Entertainment industry needs to look at the people doing the sharing in the first place. The people who actually break the law by sharing media. This all seems that it's too hard work to find the real criminals, so we'll go after someone else instead.
I agree that in many cases the media is overpriced, but that doesn't give you the right to steal it... Would you steal a car because you couldn't afford it? (I know at least one person will say 'yes' to that question... but my argument doesn't care about you :P)
If people want the industry to change, vote with your feet and buy media that you feel is worth it. Go see Shows or support independent artists, whatever, just don't buy music at all, listen to the radio... thats free!
The industry is, at the end of the day, only out to make money, so if you don't buy what they are selling, they will have to find new ways to sell to you. Maybe a decent Internet distribution model, or a clever licensing system... who knows, but they will only develop it if they stop making money, and they can't get your money an other way (i.e taking you to court for stealing it)
I for one...
I for one welcome our new silicon based, self altering overlords...
"is something innovative and new, and not just *nix knockoff versions of Windows or Mac apps."
Yes, that's probably a good thing, but in order to draw more attention to various *nix variants, it would be beneficial for these distros to be able to compete in an equal environment, and do what Windows and Mac can do.
Neoc - I have a feeling the author means that if the file does not have an assoiciated reader/player installed on the system - PackageKit can find the correct one in it's list of known types and install an applicable app.
He doesn't say you can't find and install one yourself :)
missing the point?
I think what most of the previous comments missed is that you wouldn't own one, you'd simply walk to the nearest charging station, swipe your card, and take the first one in the queue.... and you can return it to any other charging station in the system, presumably... you'd then be charged for the distance/time in use i'd suppose....
I may be wrong however...
and anyway they don't look all that safe to me!
Exactly when did the definition of 'Different' change to also mean "Wrong"????
Breaches of Security
Do we really trust a government that has had so many known leaks of personal information?
Personally, I think it's time to get real on patent issues like this...
The idea of patenting an idea seems stupid...
If you think of a great invention or design, and don't do anything with it, it's your bloody fault if someone has the same idea as you... mind reading still isn't possible, so the idea hasn't been stolen from you.
If you make a design for something, and again, don't do anything with it, and someone by chance designs a similar thing, then again, that's your stupid fault for sitting on it..
Only working prototypes of specific things should be patented.
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