Excellent news, M! Only 4 new members...
...for which we need to dig up the dirt, visit them with the evidence, and then carry on doing whatever the hell we want...
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...for which we need to dig up the dirt, visit them with the evidence, and then carry on doing whatever the hell we want...
You're lucky you saw the sign. I remember reading that the number one local complaint is "People are always stealing our "Fucking" sign!".
"Birmingham...well technically Solihull near the Airport and NEC....Allegedly ;-)"
Ah yes - I know exactly where that is!
Unfortunately, the next paragraph of the article says "Newport and Newcastle".
If only you had said "...two short plancks" :)
2 x 16.162×10−36 metres
Hamas are hoping to exchange it for some nice tuna and a year's supply of sardines.
I'd also want to know how the TS emails were exported from the TS system to her email server or thumb drive.
Of these, "shooting" could apply only to bows.
And I don't think the Greeks would bother doing that since they could probably just hit the bloke with a very large stick....
...shooting the messenger (the fate of bearers of bad news in Ancient Greece)
The Ancient Greeks had firearms?
His PhD (2003-2007) supervisor at Cambridge was Ross Anderson. Must have had some interesting discussions if Ozment was as pro-government then as his subsequent career would suggest.
Sounds like another scheme thought up by some American without a passport who thinks that international news comes from anywhere outside their own state.
Global solutions, guys - global solutions.
"As we know from experience, governments are not good at big infrastructure projects because it's not their business," she said.
No. Other, non-UK governments are good at big infrastructure projects because they are committed to serving their citizens, not to lining the pockets of themselves and their mates.
Or, for the cynical, "...as well as lining the pockets..." :)
Birmingham Airport Holiday Inn has a 6-foot, decorated Xmas tree in their lobby, and brochures in every room advertising their Xmas and New Year events.
I hope they get no bookings.
Paris Hilton, because I'll bet they don't have one.
Managed and kept by Sussex Police ... the NBA is available for use by all UK police forces for deployment at security sensitive sites or major events.
Of course, Sussex is just so central within the UK. The obvious location to store an item that is available to all of the UK.
And this will work in the Highlands of Scotland? The Alps? The Rocky Mountains? <insert your favourite remote - not necessarily mountainous - region here>
So it will have to be possible to drive the car manually with all the remote stuff switched off. In the case of systems/network failure, as well as when you are in a remote region.
Once these cars become commonplace, will it be illegal to drive manually if you have remote control and could use it? So how easy will it be to switch it all off?
Especially when you're entering the Highlands of Scotland....
That's the one! I was going to provide a link to it - thanks for doing it for me.
Just don't play it on speakers in the office... :)
"Sorry to be a bore but I'm not sure that applies in British law."
Sorry to be a bigger bore, but there is no such thing as British law. There are three separate legal systems in different parts of the UK.
Anyway, there's nothing in the article that suggests that Greenwald's blog is covered by any UK jurisdiction. If you'd bothered to look at the blog, you'd have seen that it appears to come under the laws of the state of New York. So El Reg's comment is valid and yours is irrelevant.
“The problem is, nobody really trusts Huawei because of cyber-security issues.”
I have a Huawei phone, but I'm sure that everything I say and do is recorded by at least two national security agencies before it ever reaches the Chinese.
In the 1970's, my wife worked in the West Highlands of Scotland, where it was still necessary to ask the operator to connect local calls.
"I'd like to speak to Mrs MacDonald at Croft number 5, please."
"She's over having tea at Mrs McKay's. I'll put you through there."
I am sure that they would be horrified if they knew that they were being confused with the IT services industry giant.
I just checked, and it's not that bad.
They only retain it until you are 100 years old.
Knowing American Airlines, as I did slightly many years ago, they could well be doing that.
About 11-12 years ago, my work took me to Dallas TX, and my customer had a deal with American Airlines so I had to fly with them. Their in-flght corporate videos - eg "Welcome to American Airlines", "Finding your way around Dallas Airport", etc - commenced with an animated rotating Earth.
But the Earth was rotating in the wrong direction...
Mobile World Congress. An accurate and concise description of what happens in a brothel near an airport.
"So they've swapped "er, excuse me? may I have some fruit, good sir?" for "see you, pal - gi'us that apple or ah'll put in the heid"?"
Michty me, no! This is not Glasgow, this is Edinburgh Zoo, in the posh area of Corstorphine. What the poor beasts have learned is "You'll have had your tea, then?".
Have any additional staff been recruited because of this? Or is it simply that expenditure of £10M, which would have been spent anyway, has been directed into this exercise?
You may say I'm splitting hairs. But remember that the Government said that Thatcher's funeral did NOT cost millions - did not cost anything - because all the police and armed services personnel who were involved were already employed anyway, and would of course have been paid no matter what they were doing.
- enemy of the state: costs us a fortune
- enemy of the people: costs us nothing.
One of the requirements of the Data Protection Act is that personal data is used only for the purpose for which it was collected.
"Barton also said he was "unashamed" about keeping the photos of innocent Brits on the database because the police apparently needed them "for different purposes"."
Oh dear. Epic fail.
That's a tough one because El Reg doesn't have a standard unit for energy, but it does have a unit for mass.
So doesn't that mean it can have a standard unit for energy, derived from its unit for mass? All you have to do is use the most famous equation in the world.
There was a data centre (in Denmark or the Netherlands, I think), where the power supply failed.
The diesel generator came up as it should, and powered everything for a couple of days, by which time it needed refuelling.
The diesel tanker duly arrived - and crashed into the outbuilding, completely trashing the generator inside.
Two 16kV, 5MW diesel engines, it seems.
Note that this is not a comment on Allen Diesels, nor am I suggesting that they are in any way at fault. I merely came across that page when searching around t'interweb to see what sort of backup power supply Swanwick has.
Are they afraid of mice?
Or is that the CIA interrogation-technique-du-jour?
Isn't that going to promote small countries where nothing much happens (aka "is hosted")?
Such as Denmark.
...spun around the earth at 17,227 mph, orbiting 15 times a day...
Exactly the same effect as too much usquebaugh has on me!
To provide greater clarity on this point, therefore, Amendment 17 replaces the reference to damage to human welfare in any country with a reference to damage to human welfare in any place. Amendment 18 similarly replaces the reference to damage to the environment in any country with a reference to damage to the environment of any place.
So what's the definition of "any place". Are they about to outlaw interplanetary hacking? Inter-galactic? Have they taken the possibility of the multi-verse into account?
The point is that the IQ spread of the aristocracy is about that of the general public...
Indeed. This has been advanced as an argument in favour of a House of Lords populated by people who are there solely by birthright - not by appointment or, heaven forbid, by election.
The reasoning being that if you select purely by accident of birth, you'll get a general cross-section of IQ range and abilities. Whereas if you include those who have succeeded in being appointed or elected, you will skew the curve towards ambitious, pushy, self-centred types - like the House of Commons.
Not saying I agree with this - just pointing out that there is some logic in it.
"... the original Bombes built by the British Tabulating Machine Company were all dismantled after the war."
Yeah right. Thus leaving GC&CS/GCHQ without a means of attacking messages from the many other countries which were still using Enigma or variations (pun intended) thereof. Including the countries to which the UK sold them.
Did anyone ever believe the story the everything was destroyed?
Our brewery tour guide was a woman with a wicked, dry sense of humour and a completely deadpan face. She was brilliant.
"When you finish the tour and start drinking in our bar, you will first write down the name of your hotel. This is so that we can give instructions to the taxi when we decide that it is time for you to leave. It is no good saying that you are staying in an hotel with a large church beside it. We have fifteen of them."
Salesforces are like arseholes - everyone has one.
Stupid name for a company, let alone a building.
Hawking: "...unlikely to be funded in the present economic climate."
Osborne: "See, I told you we needed those austerity measures!".
I’d have preferred the viewfinder over the left eye, but it’s not obvious if this will be an option any time soon.
I wasn't in the market for one, but it never occurred to me that it was for the right eye only. Remind me what century this is?
My master - and stronger - eye is my left, and that's where I'd definitely want it. And too bad if you don't have a functioning right eye.
Surely it could be made so that it could just be flipped over for use on the left eye? Yes I know that they are permanently fixed to the frame, but at least there would then be right and left options.
That's clearly a code of some sort, but I'm damned if I can work it out.
Ummm.... right. If everyone could see the file type, no-one would open dodgy attachments. Well, OK - whatever you say...
Immediately before the word "Maps" in the final paragraph.
"ARRRRR. Half world's techies are software PIRATES – survey
Almost half of the world's enterprise IT managers openly admit to using pirated software at work – at least a survey from a software industry association says so."
Your headline and first sentence of the article are complete fabrications. Nowhere in the report does it say this.
The report says that 43% of PC software is unlicensed. This is NOT the same as "Almost half of the world's enterprise IT managers openly admit to using pirated software...".
You might have only a tiny number of managers admitting it, but if they were responsible for very large numbers of PCs, this would skew the results. The number of PCs is taken into account in calculating the figure - see page 14 of the report.
There's plenty of other things to question in the report - e.g. could the increase from 42% to 43% be within the error bands for the survey? - but please let's not make things up.
What "added requirement"? Sure, there have been police assigned to this, who could have been doing other things. But has the police force spent £6M that they wouldn't have spent anyway? No.
Remember, the UK Government claimed that Thatcher's funeral cost nothing, because no additional resources were recruited.
Same argument must also apply to watching out for Assange.
Unless someone can show us the police officers recruited specifically to do that.
"..I am not keen on breaking up the UK.
I am willing to make an exception of London though. "
You didn't explain why.
"...we don't need a reclaimed swamp in the remote south east to keep us going."
Ah. The usual pig-ignorance and blind prejudice. That explains why!
"...London’s tech sector, which despite only being in adolescence..."
When I started working (1978), the cream of the UK's IT consultancies and software houses were concentrated in the West End - Soho, Fitzrovia and Covent Garden.
Logica, Scicon, SPL, Hoskyns, CAP - and probably more, but as you'd expect from an old fart, the memory is going now....
Thank you! I have just ordered a copy of that book.
I worked there on a joint industry-NPL computing project in the late 1970s. Some famous names were still around, like Donald Davies (one of the inventors of packet-switching), Mike Woodger (assistant to Turing when here was there) and Brian Wichmann (programming languages, especially Ada).
They were still doing interesting things in computer architectures and networking - but I assume that some review some time decided that this was better left to the private sector?
"Hendon Central would do it for me."
I'd put money on it being hard-coded to drive on the right :)
(Which would be fine for Paris...)
But neither is it the Ministry of Truth :)
It's so obvious, I'm embarrassed!
In the environment in which they were used, there would have been little chance of someone modifying a mouse unobserved - and there was a good culture of "report anything suspicious". Also little chance of smuggling in a modified mouse.
But since mice are cheap, why take the risk?
My self-esteem has just come down a notch, and my respect for that customer has just gone up.