Re: celebrity rockstar physicist Brian Cox
Indeed, it's not as if the bloke has a history of involvement in a chart topping band.
(Just be facetious, I couldn't agree more with your comment)
203 posts • joined 16 Jan 2009
Indeed, it's not as if the bloke has a history of involvement in a chart topping band.
(Just be facetious, I couldn't agree more with your comment)
Here's the initial view of architect Sir Norman Foster's impressive space arse, as it appears at first glance.
Lovely. Just lovely.
"the real problem with airport security is the number of morons in the queue who have to be repeatedly told what to do. Thus slowing the whole process down."
Not to mention those too slow witted to take their wedding ring, watch etc off & put them in their laptop bag while queueing. Or those so poor at thinking ahead they wear badly fitting trousers needing a belt on the day they are travelling. Similarly hard soled shoes, wear flat ones that don't need to be removed. If the airport supplied liquids bag isn't up to your exacting standards bring your own.
My top level of ire is reserved for those idiots who when their bag is diverted into the search and swab row get angry with the poor sod who is just doing his job. All but one of these guys in the numerous times its happened to me has been careful and respectful of with my property. Like the scanners 1 in X bags gets a random search and swab.
They did do something with the wind gauge, they decided to ignore it. The automatic detector was taken offline and the meatsack on that console was going to do the monitoring if the 14:44 attempt had gone ahead.
As for the valves (two were sticking) they tried various things but I didn't hear them discuss your suggestion. Volunteers for the job might have been thin on the ground :-)
I wouldn't. We already have one house full of self serving, power seeking lying bastards. What use is another house full? Until Blair screwed it over the Lords was as close as you could hope for to the Douglas Adams principle.
I'm still confused about your quote that you stood by in the comments to part #2
"I might write it for Docker, once Docker has things like FT, HA and vMotion, but I'm honestly not sure why I'd bother, Docker seems like more work than AWS and doesn't offer a fraction of the flexibility you get when using a proper hypervisor."
Why should containers do this, surely that is the job of the hypervisor? Indeed you state in this article that containers will add to and not replace established technology and will run perfectly inside the hypervisor. We all know what happens to a promising new technology when it tries to be all things to all men. Is it the cost of requiring both that keeps you from using containers 'till the above condition is met?
And still only Apple understand that 16:9 is shit for real work
Thanks to JDX and others for the paint.net tip, have one of these -->
Yes. Your point about cash being anonymous is exactly why we should care. Given the way western society is moving it doesn't seem at all far fetched that one day good old anonymous cash will be withdrawn. There are many things in the UK that you used to be able to do with cash but now can only be done with traceable payment means. If I ask myself whether the UK govt would like to be able to track and trace all money movements the answer is a resounding hell yes.
Innocent until proven broke?
Have you looked at the reviews? I suggest the ones on Laterooms as the trolls haven't waded in there yet.
I wonder what the 'Hotel Inspector' would make of this?
A shit TV program most likely.
£35 a night for a double room including 2x breakfast and people are surprised it's not the Ritz?
OTOH what a dumb thing for the Hotel to try, hellooooo Barbra!
How on earth is there 4 grands worth of options on that tested car? The touch screen thingumy was mentioned, I'm struggling to see what else could be removed. Are seats an optional extra?
I keep trying to put my inherited Goldring Lenco GL75 on ebay but each time I have to have one last listen that's that idea scotched for another 18 months.
I see what you did there and while it did bring a smile I'm afraid I can only award half marks because you should have used that line for 6th place.
It's got nothing to do with the filesharing. AC's post was in response to Philip questioning why the unnamed party spent 17 months in prison for a crime judged worth 6 months. 11 months inside for no crime effectively.
And of course, only a cynic would even suggest that the exposure of spying activities via Edward Snowden and others would be forcing governments to adopt formal channels to get what they want.
Oh yes indeedy a massive cynic all right.
What a simply lovely article 'Reg, bravo. I'm going to have a certain tune by Messrs A-Trak & Van Helden looping in my head all day.
The expedited process, called "Track One", was launched in 2011, and Google has bagged 875 patents through the scheme. That's 14 per cent of the 6,187 patents passed via fast track. The next highest is Huawei, with 147 Track One patents.
Please don't think I'm defending Google, I don't like many of their business practices. Nor am I defending Lee, I know no more of her than I have gleaned from this article. However, your highlighting the fact that Google got 6 times as many fast track patents as the next highest company has absolutely no meaning whatever without comparison to the total submissions and analysis of the timeline.
So Google had 14% of the granted fast track patents, how many did they submit? If Google submitted 875 requests the story is very different to if they submitted 8750. Are the Google submissions 14% of the total submissions or 0.14%? How does Googles grant/reject ratio compare to that of Huawei? When did they submit them is pretty relevant too. If they submitted the first 4000 patents lodged under the scheme the question becomes one of how were they able to react so quickly rather than why did they get so many passed.
It does solve the problem of how to make a power source small enough to be carried by the shark. However one problem solved and another is created, you'll need a much bigger pond in your volcano lair. Hell the volcano is probably going to need some up sizing.
Phew, that was close. The first paragraph of an AMFM post made sense, deeply worrying for the state of my mental health. It didn't take much of the second for me to dismiss this as a mere statistical anomaly.
Normally in entertainment if you know with absolute certainly where the plot is going and what the ending will be be there's actually little entertainment in it. It is certain where Whisper is going though just how much circling they do before they gurgle out of sight isn't clear yet. Nevertheless I shall immensely enjoy the show, there hasn't been one so utterly predictable, deserving and amusing since Phorm.
This will be interesting to watch as various legal systems will be involved. China will of course do absolutely sod all about the counterfit makers. The American legal system would, if FTDI were American, defend it to the ends of the earth. But FTDI is British and if there's one thing the Merkin legal system likes to do it's screw a foreign company. If I were Fred Dart I'd be closing down the US listed company, the UK legal & political systems won't offer it any help. The UK doesn't have a class action mechanism so the legal system here is unlikely to do anything for the consumers. FTDI might find themselves under the spotlight if they have breached the computer misuse act, if so there will be years of court procrastination that end with a slap on the wrist.
One thing is for sure, the only winners will be the
You are of course correct. But this is St Woz & St Jobs of whom you speak so I say again:
Thanks, that cheered me up immensely.
You forgot to mention that the battery is swappable.
None of the addons restore the shortcuts lost because they all reside in a new tab on the ribbon. The two examples in my post above do not work with ubit. Try it, I have.
I don't know how this myth ever gained traction. Almost none of the shortcuts I had ingrained into my fingers work post-2007.
It gained traction because Microsoft said it was so, it was both true and a whopping fib at the same time. The direct ones such as ctrl+p mostly did I think survive. What we lost wholesale was keyboard navigation of the menus. If I had a pound for every time I've typed alt+f, v or alt+f, u and immediately cursed Ballmer to hell and damnation I'd have a considerably smaller mortgage by now.
You served becks at this event? I'm cancelling my subscription forthwith.
I don't read IP theft for economic gain in this, just inserting back doors for NSA use. The sudden shut down of TrueCrypt springs to mind, perhaps some in the team began to have suspicions about the motives of their colleagues.
The unfortunate thing is that Snowden or not, this would eventually have leaked out,
Yup. Humans are unreliable, naive to think a secret as this big could be kept indefinitely even with careful compartmentalisation.
....more complicated than Freeview, which works with the same aerial that's been on your house for decades.
ROTFL at that.
I recently implemented a whitelisting system for a client, the one in an orange wrapper. The customer was sufficiently clued in to understand the flip from blacklisting via antivirus & the like to whitelisting. It was quite easy to set up but eye wateringly expensive. Really quite unbelieveably wallet wilting and yet the orange box solution is at the cheaper end of the whitelisting scale.
It needs a few of the AV firms to start offering a whitelist alternative, priced at double the cost per seat of their blacklist product is would sell. The current whitelist products are orders of magnitude above the cost of AV.
I do click links sometimes for just that reason but I object to shoehorning links of tenuous relevance into the article body. There is a related stories section on the left, they don't need to be repeated in the last para.
The reg are doing a lot of this lately. it is just an excuse to drop some more links into the article, presumably there's some ad network referrer profit involved. Best thing we can do is make sure we don't click the links. If you are interested to read the link copy the visible web address into a new tab
What's the point in the last link to the home being so fast when the rest of the links in the chain cannot cope already once all the school kids get home?
Hmmm, I wonder if I can work out what squirting packets for Belkin's benefit has cost me in electricity & bill them. It'll be a microscopic fraction of a penny but once I add on administration fees it should be a useful contribution towards the replacement.
Sounds like a normal project to me.
Manager: Right, this is the kickoff meeting for our notspot project. Our target is all these sites by the end of 2013 which means we need to start installation at the end of the month.
Engineer: Not a chance, we've craploads of engineering to do before we can start planning sites. Once the sites are validated then we need permission, access rights and a hill of other paperwork. Only then can we start thinking about installation.
Manager: The project plan shows that we will deliver this many sites by the end of 2013.
Engineer: The project plan was drawn by a salesman therefore by definition it is bollocks. The information we have received from the customer is riddled with errors and inconsistencies. With the number of engineers assigned it'll take a year of back and forth to the customer just to get our starting info usable.
Manager: You'll just have to manage with the resources we've got in the time shown on the plan.
Engineer: Why have we got so few resources? The budget for this is huge.
Manager: I've no idea (thinks: oh yes I have - kerching). I'll ask for more at the next management meeting (in a fly's eye I will).
Engineer: There isn't even any time on the project plan to allow for planning application delays.
Manager: Good point. I'll instruct the planning team to start making our applications now.
Engineer: Look you moron, put down that yacht catalog and try to listen. There is no point getting permission until we validate what sites we need. We can't do that until we can select our sites in a sane fashion and we can't do that until our customers give us good quality data.
Manager: I will not have such negativity on my project. We'll change the project plan to show design, engineering, planning application, regulatory requirements and construction as parallel tasks then do the documentation at the end (thinks: Money will have run out but I'll quit before that happens & I'll be cruising in the new yacht this project will pay for).
Engineer: I give up.
Not British English, just English. American English, Australian English etc are variations and are qualified as such.
Using the bullshit scheme that only HD manufacturers believe in $7k for 64000 GB is $0.109/GB
Using sensible numbers it is $0.117/GiB
Since anyone sane would use RAID5 at the very least the it goes up to $0.134/GiB minimum unformatted.
After formatting it'd be slightly more and usable space would be a little over 50TiB.
Couldn't agree more, messenger always worked from the remote locations with sod all bandwidth I frequently work from. If the bandwidth was there you could switch up to voice or video. Skype won't even sign in from such locations. Full fat or nothing.
That both sucks and blows at the same time but not it the way you'd want of a vacuum cleaner.*
* To be fair it's fine so long as you empty it when half full, change the filter every time (washable thankfully) and change the HEPA filter twice a year. Got a soon-to-be-banned 2kW Miele now.
will be when there is a framework that makes it easy for the likes of iFixit & Haynes to publish their guides for it. I can see a hell of a market as a golf range finder too.
.... but, we wonder, if the technology was used to produce 3D models from the scans of unborn babies would that be a cool advance on the printout on the mantelpiece or would it be just that little bit creepy?"
Very creepy indeed.
This sounded interesting but I remained sceptical until I could establish whether it was another damn Nest. Thankfully it didn't take many clicks to find this:
- OpenTRV should not require the Internet or smartphones to operate; it should be possible to do basic operations with a simple UI physically at the radiator or its associated control unit.
Excellent. Good luck Damon
KeePass keeps the data locally but the software is closed so as you say you're boned.
LastPass keeps your data in the house of cards called 'cloud'.
Firefox, bit of each I think but I confess I've not dug deeply.
Truecrypt as a project seems to be dead but Truecrypt the storage format and Truecrypt the software (7.1a) isn't, so far these have stood up to independent scrutiny. Since the volume format is open and documented there are other programs that can open a truecrypt volume. If Truecrypt the software became untrusted I can use something else to get my data back. If Truecrypt the storage format gets busted I can simply use 7.1a to migrate my data to a new container.
Duplicate post deleted. No idea how that happened.
"There are other password manglers out there and they all seem to me to lock your eggs up in thier basket. I suppose that is the nature of the beast."
Try a .txt file stored in a truecrypt volume. Sure it doesn't have all the conveniences of LastPass, KeePass or Firefox built in tools but nor does it have the failure modes. My eggs, my basket.
If ARMADILLO proves effective El Reg SPB could fund future ventures by licensing the technology to golfball manufacturers.