1452 posts • joined Thursday 16th October 2008 09:53 GMT
A good start
Great stuff. Let's see this followed up with arresting all mediums, witch-doctors, crystal sellers, chakra botherers and all other purveyors of superstitious mumbo-jumbo (yes like priests, vicars and whatnot).
This from a USB hard disk enclosure I got a few years back
HDD Assemble Illustration
1, Place the hard disk drive in HDD Enclosuer[sic].
3[sic], Plug a power cable from the case power supply into the power connector on the hard disk. (A)
2[sic], Plug an IDE cable connector into the hard disk drive IDE connector. (B)
4, Use LED cable provided with HDD Enclosuer[sic] to connect to the (c) and push it into case.
5, Secure the metal case of the HCC Enclosuer with four screws.
Is good with machine plank according to the right method conjuction the hard dish[sic], lock the right adn[sic] HDD, can immediately trust the usage.
Someone's been working too hard
Are we witnessing an Alan Partridge scale breakdown here?
If you ask me the worm he wrote was a "whitehat" exercise.
It drew attention to a security hole in many users' iPhones in a harmless and playful manner.
If his worm had, say, nicked a load of contact details or whatever other information people had on their phones, then that would be a different matter entirely.
The study focusses solely on carbon emissions. There are other factors in choosing your fish such as the pollution caused by many (but not all) fish farms and conservation of fish stocks.
If their purpose was to muddy the waters of the enviro-fishing debate they've done well. If they actually intended to contribute towards it then this narrow study has been a complete waste of time.
Who was it sponsored by, Iceland?
"Ah, Findlay: it's our kind of town."
That's my holidays sorted for next year then!
This report is not always comparing apples with apples. Neandethals were an entirely separate species to homo sapiens. Although they were once thought to be our ancestors, it's more accurate to describe them as very close cousins. As such you might as well say gorillas are much harder than we are. It's true, but so what?
The comparisons with super-fast aboriginals, etc. are entirely valid. And as for women yanking my conkers during childbirth. Ouch! To paraphrase Jim Royle, I've done my bit already!
As long as it's clear that requestors can use the info...
OK so I, with my (imaginary) journalist/blogger hat on, request some info from Southampton Uni. I can publish that information in my article, on my blog or whatever, but can't post the doc they sent and link to that.
That's fair enough as long as they make it clear that I have the rights to do that. If Southampton Uni are unsing this licence biz to suggest that I can't publish a damned thing then they need a slapped botty from the ICO.
Speaking as someone who's had to improvise with bottles in long past lager emergencies, I hope they sell them in multipacks. 700ml is no match for a proper night on the lager.
Another vote for dumbphones
My phone makes and receives calls; sends and receives texts and doesn't put stretch my pockets too much (in both senses). That's all I want. Generally people don't /need/ mobile internet, they just use it because it's there. I'm happy to have a break from the fecking thing!
Next it'll be a PhD in going to the pub. Actually that'd do me nicely.
It's probably a lot more complex in reality than our boffin has realised. The beeb covered this before this season's fixtures came out.
As an example Norwich being home or away can affect the fixture-scheduling as far away as West Ham (seriously - read the article below).
Boycott one and you just end up buying from some other cnuts. No such thing as fairtrade petrol :o\
That shoulder surfing isn't an issue may be true but a big feature of usability is familiarity. I used to read Nielsen's column before he ran out of ideas and started coming out with daftness like this.
There are several usability areas that Nielsen himself would say aren't ideal but are familiar enough to be classed as a standard (e.g. using HTML select boxes for navigation and having a window's scollbar on the right, away from most websites' main naivagation menu).
Even if I believed that plain text was easier, there's no way I'd waste time arguing that my company's websites should use it. Our credibility would take a nosedive and we'd be fielding far too many support calls on it.
It may or may not be a good idea but it'll never float!
Just because this didn't result in a prosecution does not mean it's a waste of money. In fact the law has been further clarified and now it's less likely that more public money will be spent chasing smut writers.