415 posts • joined 19 Nov 2008
Not exactly newsworthy
I don't think a single day has gone by where I've not found at least one spelling/grammatical error in an BBC news article. I can't believe that no-one is bothering to check any of their stories before publishing.
A small question
Why was he allowed to hire a PR consultant? Does anyone in a prominent role get free money to ensure their public image is on message and squeaky clean?
Surely the thousands that were paid for all the fluff could have been spent on, oh I don't know, hiring more actual policemen?
..."Loitering with intent to cross the road" and "Being in posession of an offensive wife."
Said in the voice of Professor Farnsworth...
So do you think you'll be able to re-attach it?
To shreds you say?
Forget the 3D tech
I'm more concerned about the eyebrows on the person in the patent diagram.
My heartfelt contrafibularities on the use of such a cromulent word.
Small flaw in your plan
It's already been proven that the law doesn't apply to politicians or policemen. It only applies to us proles.
I was with you all the way up to 'defeat all creationists' and 'grow pot first'.
I'm not saying I disagree with you, keeping religion from getting a foothold in a new colony is an imprtant step in ensuring it's long-term progress.
Unfortunately though, you sound like a nutter. No offence.
Who exactly is going to fund this? It'd cost orders of magnitude more to send people/food/clothing/farming supplies and that kind of money is currently only held by private companies whose only interest is in making more money. As far as I'm aware there is currently no world government actively pursuing human exploration of space beyond Earth orbit so this isn't likely to happen within our lifetimes.
If I'm wrong about this then I'd gladly volunteer to be in maybe the second or third group of colonists sent out there (wouldn't want to be on the first rocket, need to make sure it'll land safely first). Who on Earth (no pun intended) would pass up the opportunity to be amongst the first Humans ever to live on another planet. Even if you didn't survive past the first generation or two it'd still get you into the history books.
I don't understand the need for "ultra-thin(tm)" hardware
If I'm carrying a laptop around I honestly don't care if it's 3 inches or 3mm thick. I still carry it in the same way. As long as it's thinner and lighter than a breeze block I don't see any need to change it. Am I the only one who doesn't understand why everything needs to be paper thin?
Here we go again
"Cleary's mum told Sun Ryan was agoraphobic and has a history of mental illness."
Meaning, "My little angel is sick so can't possibly be prosecuted for any crime he's accused of, he couldn't help himself." Where have we heard that one before?
"Ryan used to be part of WikiLeaks. He has upset someone doing that and they made a Facebook page having a go at him."
Really? Someone was so upset they actually went on Facebook and set up a group? It's obviously the government harrassing him.
Extrapolation is it?
"At this trajectory, if you extrapolate the market-share gains that they are making, forward for ten years"
And if you extrapolate from the speed I travel out of the office car park on Friday afternoon, forward for 1000 years, then my Peugeot will easily break the light barrier. Hopefully passing the pub on the way.
Glad someone agrees with me
If this is true then they need to be stopped immediately. It's one thing to attack a big corporation it's another entirely to steal private information on potentially millsions of innocent people and publish it on the internet.
Again if true, this is them crossing the line into severe criminal activity needing harsh punishment.
Of course there will be people suporting them and saying things like "Yeah, stick it to the man, expose those security failings LOL!!!" but how will they feel when it's their credit card details being used by criminals. I've already had my card details stolen like this three times this year from different reputable companies and had to waste time cancelling and re-issuing my cards.
Yeah, 4 was an improvement and ran fine, the hardware rendering stress test maxed out at 60fps. A few patches later and it now runs at 9 fps, or 11 if I disable hardware rendering. Yes, on both of my PCs it runs faster with hardware rendering turned off.
My main PC is less than 2 years old and has been regularly upgraded, it doesn't have any issues running high-end games or 3D modelling but try to view a page with more than 5 gif's on it in Firefox and the browser practically locks up. Removing and reinstalling doesn't fix it either.
For reference, IE9 with hardware rendering turned on still maxes out the stress test at 60fps.
I agree entirely
I don't understand why they're rushing out the versions so fast. I'd prefer if they worked on getting the current version stable and faster first. It seems that with every release they've done over the last year or so the browser has got slower, I'm seriously considering jumping ship to Chrome but, of course, Chrome doesn't have all the add-ons I need yet.
There isn't a reason
It's a group of teenagers with too much time on their hands who think that disrupting high visibility targets makes them cool. There is no reason to any of these hacks, it's purely because they think it's funny to annoy people.
Lets analyse this statement a bit shall we?
"All the laptops were password protected"
means - We created an account in Windows with a username and password of admin/admin.
"our policy is to manually delete the data from laptops after the records have been processed."
means - We require staff to spend time doing something boring and long winded, ensuring that no-one bothers.
"We have started an investigation into the issues raised by the loss."
means - We are paying a consultancy agency several hundred thousand pounds to recommend that we start using encryption.
"Let's not mention the incest"
Well since everyone on Earth came from Adam and Eve God must approve of incest.
Starting to get pissed off now
This is the third email I've had in the last month from a big company saying "Sorry, we got hacked and all of your card details have been stolen." Then they shrug it off and go back to operating in exactly the same way. How hard is it to have a secure system?
Why are these details being stored in clear text?
What happens when I see money leaving my bank account? Are my bank going to reverse the withdrawals or are they just going to shrug and blame me for not keeping my details secure?
"Adequate physical security measures will be implemented"
Why the hell were they not implemented before now?
Apparently the council isn't even bothering to pretend that they were taking precautions before, now they've been caught they will make a show of putting some effort in until the spotlights move onto another council. Then it'll be back to business as usual.
"Can we have a symbol for government incompetence?"
We've already got one, it's called Parliament.
Not sure if trolling or just fanboi.
A few thoughts
How much power does that controller need? Is it wired or does it have a big battery on it, what sort of play time do you get before having to recharge it?
Someone contact Tom Lehrer
The songs going to need another line added.
There's Antimony, Arsenic, Aluminum,Selinium
and Hydrogen and Oxygen and Nitrogen and Rhenium...
That one doesn't count
It was written by an Englishman and used as a weapon against the Germans.
Giving them a break? From what?
We got the new daleks last season, they made a token appearance in the finale and that's been it. The 'new new' daleks haven't actually had their own episode since Matt Smith took over.
I also think it's good that this season is actually pretty creepy, the show is supposed to scare children, that's the whole point. If your children are too scared then don't let them watch it, if they insist on watching it despite being scared then the show is working.
Megablocks are bought exclusively by parents who don't really love their children.
Might actually be safer
Kids are using it anyway, they just enter a fake age to get in. If they're able to enter their real age and still use the site it'll be easier to identify young users and ensure they're not being contacted by 'dodgy' people. I know, I know, this might sound like a 'think of the children' rationalisation, but I still believe that having the users actual age will make it a lot easier to improve security for them.
Double standards again
If I stand out in public saying that I hear voices and screaming at the top of my voice that they're telling me that the world is going to end I'd get a nice new jacket with the long sleeves that tie up round the back.
But apparently if I claim that the voice in my head is god I would instead get media coverage.
"Qld police are not just a joke, they are thugs who think they are the best thing that ever happened to the world."
Just replace "Qld" with "The" at the start there and you're all set.
So you're saying I'm indestructible?
Roderick T Long, Really?
With a name like Rod Long he's well qualified to commentate on the issue isn't he?
Maybe that's it
Maybe they're ensuring a steady supply of extra packaging by sending the letters seperately, each in it's own well padded box?
I agree entirely
I'm anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to see such pericombobulation.
All of the articles I read over the weekend about this said that the store usually opened up at 8am but mistakenly opened the doors at 1am on Friday. It wasn't until 9am that some people reported to the police that the store was open and unstaffed so that's 8 hours it was open, not 1.
There seems to be a lot of confusion amongst different news sources about the details. Not really that important I know but I can't risk someone being wrong on the internet.
So you keep all of your receipts?
And when the police spend time tracking down all 24 people from the grainy CCTV camera footage and demand that they all show their receipts? If only one paying person hasn't got their receipt then there's no way to prove which of the 13 receipt-less customers didn't pay. Any one of them could say that they threw theirs away or lost it, without all 12 receipts accounted for there's no way to know who is telling the truth.
Nice try, but not really possible.
Was meant to be released Tuesday in the states and Friday in Europe.
But they did some clever viral marketing and offered to release it early online if enough people played some of their other games. They succeeded and it was released on Steam worldwide very late on Monday. Most stores worldwide then unanimously decided that all of them breaking the street date and selling it in store was better than losing several days sales to online.
PSN stands for PlayStation Network, referring to 'the PSN network' is therefore redundant.
But I believe in Sony's eyes, Jailbreaking = DMCA violation.
Sadly they also have the enormous funds and legal teams to back up their world view.
Will it need a hanger?
It'll lose its shape hanging on a nail you know.
Legalise it, grow it in the open in greenhouses so theres no need for the high intensity lamps.
I haven't installed it and the only site that has ever asked me to is the Xbox live website. I'd actually assumed that Silverlight wasn't being used anywhere and Microsoft were still trying to convince people to use it.
Read this one
Drive was pruchased from a market on the Russian-Chinese border, when he went back to complain, the stall was gone. Woooo, spooky. I wonder if there was a puff of smoke just as he turned his back.
The article also says that the firmware was altered to report that it was 500GB, and as files were added it calculated their sizes and deducted them from the available total so it looked like the whole file was transferred but only held 128MB at a time and then started writing over the start of the drive when it was full.
Don't blame the schools
If someone can't work out what 10% of 500 is then they're likely beyond help.
"honest mistake or genuine misunderstanding of the law"
Utter bollocks! Since when has ignorance of the law been a defence? If they were receiving conflicting legal advice then there should have been no action taken until they were certain that they were acting within the law.
If an individual were to claim that they mistunderstood a law and so cannot be held liable for an offence they would still be prosecuted. Too much money exchanging hands behind closed doors here methinks.
Iron ions? Heh.
Reminds me of Look Around You:
"This is a model of an Iron molecule, and this is a model of a model of an Iron molecule, modelled in Iron."
It wasn't just the lights
One of my neighbours using a pertol lawnmower had exactly the same effect, signal dropped to nothing, even when the radio was running off batteries.
Enormous waste of time
I had a DAB alarm clock briefly last year, the reception was terrible, it took up to 5 seconds to 'tune' every time I turned it on and it lost reception completely requiring a power cycle every time I dared to switch a lightbulb on or off within 20 feet of it.
The technology simply doesn't work, why the push to force eveyrone onto it?
I use Firefox exclusively, I have several other browsers installed as I work in web development and actually bother to check compatability with multiple browsers before making sites live. (Unlike many developers I've come acros over the years).
So even though I've probably opened IE on my home machine 4 times in the 18 months I've had it (every tiem was to help isolate a rendering issue) Microsoft no doubt count me as a user of their browser. In a few months when Windows Update insists that I update IE they'll probably also count that as an extra user of IE9. Even though I'll probably never even run it.
The only people this will affect are those dumb enough to think that Top Gear is a serious review program. It's enourmously entertaining but most people figure out within 5 minutes that you can't believe a thing they say.
Do people selling Nitrous injection systems sue because the original Stig was killed by a Nitrous powered car falling off an aircraft carrier?
re: extra l
Sorry, I obviously meant "la fond lesbian".
Italian for 'The Bottom Lesbian'