/ Really, people need to add a "Joke Alert" icon?
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/ Really, people need to add a "Joke Alert" icon?
S = Shoot?
F = Fire?
/ damn designers...
// I wonder if it's the model 61-2, the Barrel Nut version.
Y'know, like with the noise-reduction numbers, battery life, and price (and how much of that price is because of all the ads..).
Electro-smog fouling up your spell-checker?
Don't be _that_ online magazine, ElReg!
An all alliterated article's apex! Attago!
"Bypassing bot body's bylaws banishes bad Baidu boffin boss."
..check to make sure the config files are 1) there and 2) OK?
Actually, that one would fail, as all directory listings were uppercased, so you wouldn't get any files listed.
One very hand piped command I used to use a lot:
CHKDSK /V | FIND "textstring"
CHKDSK /V all by itself would give you a scrolling list of every file on the disk. Piping that output to the FIND command would result in a list of only the files where textstring matched. A 'file find' program built in to DOS, and it was free.
The first edition, yes, runs pretty slow since the Android 5.x, but the second edition (2013?) runs just fine.
FTL: "the most-subscribing state is Utah (where 5.47 of every 1,000 broadband households subscribed to the service at issue)" [online porn subscriptions).
I'll get right on it.
Really, you can measure Scovilles down to 6 significant digits?
Not to mention that the spiciness for a particular variety, er, varies a lot, even within different peppers on the same plant.
She uses a steaming sieve to 'cut' the dough.
In any case, whatever she's cooking, I want to eat. Smaczny!
I would have gone with 'Grand Fromage' - Big Cheese.
Why buy all-built, rather than roll my own? I considered using old hardware and freeware, but eventually settled on a Thecus N5550 (very pleased with it).
Reasons: 1) very easy to hot-swap HDDs, 2) lower power consumption, 3) few old PC MBs and cases can hold/support five HDDs, and 4) the Thecus is easy to set up to run other applications besides NAS (web and/or mail server, Time Machine, media server, etc, etc). Of course, YMMV.
"Around two in five people who fall victim to CryptoLocker" <> "Two in five Brits"
I would have gone with "Bauphin".
..You couldn't work the 'bender' or 'bend' into the article anywhere?
Yay for hardware that's make to last, to be repaired, and upgraded.
Yay for manufacturers who provide parts lists and service manuals.
Definitely not a Apple fanboi.
No kidding! Just this morning I was thinking: "Why doesn't anyone implement WordPerfect's oh-so-useful "Keep Text Together" command?
(I don't know if it's in Word, but I know it's not in LibreOffice.)
Came here to say the same thing. Maybe Mac users, who weren't used to playing big complicated games as were available on PCs, were impressed, but Myst left me very bored and frustrated.
Take a step, wait for the CDROM, take another step, wait some more... I don't know how I managed to not blow my brains out, waiting for another frickin' chunk of code/data to load....
And all the eye-candy, and you can't explore. It was sooo boring. Maybe for Mac users, used to Apple's "You will do as you are told" policies, didn't mind, but I hated it.
Then, at the point where my feeling was that I was about thirds of the way through the game, it was over. Whaa? Not a very good puzzle, but yes, it was pretty. But you couldn't really play Myst. When Riven came out, I gave it a pass.
... he can't turn himself in for the rape charges because he will then get spirited away by USA
Um, there haven't been charges. Accusations, but no charges. Your recollection of the details may be hazy. He's already been interviewed once by the Swedish Police. At the time, they decided that there was no case. See here:
The article is longish, but worth the read.
There's a question that Assange (among lots of other folk) has asked, over and over: "Why won't the Swedish Police come to the UK and interview him there?" This is allowed by Swedish law. Because of the cost? The UK government could save millions by paying the Swedish Police's expenses, no?
I think that Assange's suspicions are entirely reasonable.
(I couldn't find a 'Mercan language version of Superagente for this episode.)
Came here to say roughly the same thing: The American public isn't immune to NSA cointelpro, eh?
Not strictly true either. The difficulty of mining Bitcoin doesn't increase exponentially. The difficulty of mining is automatically adjusted - either up or down.
Essentially, the next hash is computed from, amongst other things, the hash of the previous block's transactions - which can't be predicted ahead of time - so work on mining the hash which comes after the next one can't be done ahead of time.
That 'next' hash which is being mined needs to have a specific number of leading zeros. The number of these leading zeros that is required varies depending on, essentially, how much world-wide computing power is dedicated to the task of mining. If the protocol detects that megatons of computer power is applied, the number of leading zeroes is increased, making the mining operation much more difficult, and keeping the rate at which these hashes are found constant (at about one every ten minutes.
If the amount of computing power which is mining was decreased (meaning that it would take longer to stumble upon a hash that fits the requirements), then, after a while, the protocol will decrease the number of leading zeros required in the 'next' hash - making the mining operation easier.
All that effort/time/money people put into mining simply makes the mining difficult and much more expensive. The rate at which someone can find Bitcoins remains relatively constant. The number of Bitcoins found each time will be reduced as time goes on. After a while, mining operations will produce no more Bitcoins.
At that time, all these mining operations will stop, and the hashing requirements will be relatively easy.
Copy'n'pasting from the Bitcoin FAQ at https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/FAQ
== How does the proof-of-work system help secure Bitcoin?
== To give a general idea of the mining process, imagine this setup:
== payload = <some data related to things happening on the Bitcoin network>
== nonce = 1
== hash = SHA2( SHA2( payload + nonce ) )
== The work performed by a miner consists of repeatedly increasing "nonce" until the hash
== function yields a value, that has the rare property of being below a certain target threshold.
== (In other words: The hash "starts with a certain number of zeroes", if you display it in the
== fixed-length representation, that is typically used.)
Came here to say the same thing. I believe that the near-100% prevalence of chip'n'pin cards in Canada has made skimmers obsolete.
Now, if we can just get rid of white label ABMs...
Y'know, 'cuz it's a Raspberry pi.
A Raspberry PI!
Oh, don't you know anyone who speaks Greek? Ask them how to pronounce that letter.
"Submitted..for the same certification"?
Is that like Ken Brockman's 'Emmy-submitted' Six O'Clock News?
One of the late-night talk shows on Radio-Canada used to get a classical music reviewer to review the heavy metal rock albums - all in good fun. Generally, the reviewer would draw parallels with opera.
I distinctly remember that page when I first saw it: It had glowing amber phosphor letters on a black background. No, really!
...note that the delta-shaped plane in the video is painted matte black.
/While we're at it, why not fly smart drones with mirrors?
Y'know, so that the beam can be reflected back to the ship? Heh...
From The Register, just a few days ago:
Justice Stefan Lindskog, a senior judge from Sweden’s supreme court, has told an Australian audience..
...snip, snip, snip,...
[/That] his personal view,..., is that Assange has done good works.
“At the end of the day Assange will be thought of as someone who made public certain pieces of information,” Lindskog says, adding that he feels many of Wikileaks’ leaks “were good for society and should not be punished.”
“The good made by leakage of such information cannot be underestimated,” he says. “It should never be a crime to make known the crime of a state.”
Me, I'm from the "You are what you do, not what you (or others) say you do" school... On the whole, IMHO, Assange's contributions have made the world a little better.
Now, if we can just arrest Bush and Blair and drag them to the ICC...
..thestudios still didn't quite make enough money to pay anyone any royalties?
Boy, if I had a million dollars for every time THAT happens...
You have to remember that El Reg's reporters' salaries start at a quarter million plus.
To them, £200 is chump change.
Weren't they supposed to use Fluorinert?
In Canada, you get a double credit for every day you spend in jail pre-trial.
If you ask me, they should give him a week's credit for every pre-trial day he spent in solitary confinment.
/not an anonymous coward
Some friends and I saw that film in the theatre(s) when it came out. We walked out at about the 2/3rd mark, we couldn't take the boredom.
At the time, the local newspaper interviewed her. "They're real," she asserted to the reporter. "Hmm," he thought, "there's not that much silicon in the whole world."
If memory serves, she was married to a referee in the NHL.
D'oh! Those are Glasgow's figures... My bad.
Damn you, boltar! I came here to say the exact same thing! It's no surprise.
The Antartic is also known as a desert, at an annual precipitation of about 165mm - the extreme cold makes the air extremely dry. A rainfall of less than 250mm per year qualifies it as a desert. For comparison's sake, London's annual rainfall is 1,480mm.
The poor sods in Crib Goch, have to suffer through 4,473 mm. Maybe Rob McKenna lives there...
Most people who live in snowy climates know that when it's really cold, it tends to not snow much.
..the bloody keyboard on the iPhone's screen.
Next thing you know, you'll be pronouncing that planet 'Uranus', instead of, well, you know.
I mean, if you're going to use Scottish words and all, and if Scotland's second language is STILL French...I can't believe I'm the first to say it.
/sigh... Look up 'menton'.
A tripod for when you want to be in the group shot, but with a little 'cupping flag' to shield the delicate iPhone mechanisms from the harmful effects of light.
Really. Crappy. Products. Really!
Is this what used on Omicron Persei 8?