406 posts • joined 19 Nov 2008
Cars and stamps have real intrinsic value. If you started printing your own Monopoly-style money and using it to barter with your friends you couldn't expect the police to value it as anything other than paper and ink.
Is this why my Virgin connection has cut off 5 times over the last 2 weeks? Was down for 2 hours yesterday with 4 similar outages over the previous 12 days.
Re: Not the first time
Don't forget those old Radium cosmetics, for that 'healthy' glow.
You've clearly never dealt with scope creep. Being given 2 weeks to complete a task but constantly having the goalposts moved further and further away as more is added into the requirements. And no matter how often you repeat that adding more functionality will push the completion date back there is always that moment some point after the 2 week original deadline where you get asked why you're taking so long to complete a simple 2 week task.
Re: BOVINES IN SPACE!!!!
If you assume a spherical cow the tipping becomes much simpler.
Re: Obligatory adblock comment.
Adblock absolutely blocks the embedded adverts in Youtube. I got sick of the constant bombardment so just added the youtube ad filter to my block list. I've also blocked all of Google's adwords and other tracking sites and denied all of their cookies.
Yes, but since it's just DNS blocking TPB just keep moving the domain and BT are currently playing catch up having to update the blocking constantly. Virgin do the same thing.
Re: Bit close, maybe.
Looks like a pair of skulls on a veiny background to me.
So they're using the same naming convention as every chinese restaurant then? Two seemingly random words joined together. There's a "Turquoise Kebab" near here, and an "Easy Happy"
What about Captain Jack? I think he's died more times than anyone, not to mention spending a few hundred years buried 'alive', being blown apart by a bomb in his stomach and painfully regrowing his body.
They should add an extra slice to that chart 'Traveled through time while clinging to the outside of the TARDIS'
"you-don't-actually-own-a-thing "AAA" games industry"
And you really think putting games in the 'cloud' is going to change that?
Re: Rover by Christmas?
The moon isn't very far away (compared to everything else in the universe), transit time from Earth to the Moon is less than a week. They could launch on December 10th and still arrive there before the Queens Speech.
Re: Watching with interest
"I know that I can go and buy any PS3 game today and it will work perfectly with the almost seven year old hardware I have."
And consoles like that are the reason that modern games have to be deliberately dumbed down. PC game development is stagnating because of the constant need to make them run on outdated hardware.
So, are the NSA now liable for every incident where this algorithm was broken and private information stolen?
They put the backdoor there, surely if anyone used it then the NSA are to blame?
"very poor information security practice"
This, coming from a government who refuse to use any form of encryption themselves?
A government who repeatedly leave huge quantities of sensitive information on trains, taxis, park benches, public bins?
Just navigate to the stairs and go up.
“NSA personnel are obliged to report when they believe NSA is not, or may not be, acting consistently with law, policy, or procedure.”
Of course they are, that makes it much easier to pick out the 'traitors' for waterboarding and life imprisonment.
Re: the Doctor can take on any form imaginable...
In "The Doctors Wife" The Doctor mentioned his old pal 'The Corsair' and stated that he was occasionally a woman. So apparently gender-switching during regeneration is canon.
"Oh she was a bad girl!"
IPv6 version is the same, just with a slightly larger pigeon
Re: Does anyone know
It's so they don't get run over.
Pedestrians in the US have walked through, been hit by cars, then sued the restaurant for not warning them.
"no body needs BT when you have 3g on tmobile at 8mbs for £5 for 30 days"
Try gaming with that latency and we'll see how far you get. :)
"The national telco has not said which exchange areas will get the FTTP service"
I'll save you some time, it's London.
Their targeted ads aren't the best
I set up a new account, bought a copy of the Divine Comedy. Came back a few weeks later and there was one item in my 'Suggested Items' list... a mop.
How they came to that conclusion I have no idea.
Barack Obama (Formerly Hussein)?
It fits too perfectly to be a coincidence, please don't let the Tea Party know.
I really want to believe that there is an emergency guitar on the ISS. Preferably in a glass case on the wall.
You really think Apple would have caught something like this?
Just look at the hundreds of 'mirror' apps in the Apple App store, they just turn the screen black so you can see yourself in the reflection. Apple make no attempt to stop those sort of scams.
Pretty sure that's just more dust. They don't call it the red planet because it's a commie.
Writing a fake program that asks stupid people to enter their login details != hacking.
I've had warnings from avast about malware embedded in advertising links on reputable sites many times. It's not only 'bad' places that can become infected.
Wasn't there a 'power' granted to local councils that allowed them to spy on people who they suspected of terrorist activity, only for them to immediately use it to monitor anyone suspected of anything (not cleaning up after their dog, applying to a school while not living in the catchment area, etc...)
There's very little we can do about it though, the government long ago stopped caring what the public want or need.
Re: "ship off thousands of vegetarians to Mars"
They're only growing crops there, not farming animals. So no meat being produced, vegetarian diet is not optional.
If they can figure out a way to grow bacon (please no hambush jokes) I'll happily signup in 15 years.
I particularly liked the survey popup "Have you got a minute" that has no close button so you have to refresh the page.
Re: Bias training.
"Rounded"? "Corner"? Those are dangerous words you're using there!
Re: Picture caption...
Mine once gave me me the password 101010 which was pretty hoopy.
Re: No Longer Two Factor?
Well, my HSBC device still requires me to input a 4-6 character PIN (different from my normal PIN) before the password is generated. Someone stealing it from me couldn't use it.
"Fake donation pages are notable by their absence"
If you don't count the IRL one Romney held in Ohio, where he went out and bought loads of stuff then gave it to people to 'donate' to the cause on camera.
Re: Ok I'm struggling here....
*eye twitch* HAVE, would HAVE. Not 'would of'.
Sorry, but this is probably the most irritating grammatical mistake to me.
The 'misery' was entirely self inflicted. It was only his constant appeals that kept it going on this long.
I don't care where he goes as long as he gets properly prosecuted for breaking the law.
"requiring players to complete a word search over the phone"
How does that work then? Do they read out the letters over the phone?
On a premium rate call they must have been raking it in.
Re: Of course
"It must have been the non-Christians."
Of course, no Christian has ever been involved in any act of violence.
Because if you don't you vill be shot.
No surprises there
They choose to give all the money to the cities that already have the fastest internet available, putting them another notch ahead of the rest of the country. What about us schlubs who are still stuck on 20CN, where's our subsidy?
Re: Get your Martian Blueberry Jam right here!!!!
"C.M.O.T. Dibbler would try that."
It depends on whether you can get it to stay onna stick.
Emphasis on 'some' of the sheep. There are a few good ones but most want you dead.
Re: "Why bother mocking it up?"
Um, is it normal to produce an advert before you have a working product?
My phone is labeled as 16GB, it actually has 13.2 GB 'available', and the OS takes up another GB of that so I actually only get around 12. As far as I'm concerned that's false advertising.
Re: probably not a very fashionable thing to say, but...
"probably not a very compassionate thing to say"
What's compassion got to do with anything? He admitted to committing the crime a long time ago and has been kicking and screaming ever since in an attempt to evade punishment. As far as I'm concerned he's waived any right to compassion.
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