Re: Greed to put it simply ....
They no longer make simple addictive games, just crash-prone ad-delivery apps.
34 posts • joined 24 Feb 2009
They no longer make simple addictive games, just crash-prone ad-delivery apps.
Mainly encrypted traffic affected eh? I guess one of GCHQ's decrypto taps has thrown a wobbly.
In a sysadmin role I invariably find that the odd day I need to wear a collared shirt and a decent pair of trousers is the day I end up having to crawl under the floor space following cables or heft kit in/out of the data centre. Sod that, jeans and t-shirt look much better when covered in dust than a shirt ever does.
>> And your reason for supposing GNU/Linux requires only 2% the sysadmin resource that Windows does would be... what, exactly?
Well, they can generally tell the difference between 2 and 20 for a start...
If you work in an organisation that the management think of as a 'Windows shop' (even though 90% of your estate is actually Linux but only requires 20% of the manpower to manage, so is effectively invisible) then await the day a manager insists that you investigate using MS tools across the estate because it's got to be better than that free rubbish you currently use.
I expect he's called Otis...
Hmm. Someone should start a political party called None of the Above, they'd be bound to get in on a landslide.
The thought of my kids having one of these is very worrying, but if they're not silly money I'll definitely buy one for hacking purposes!
I've gone through eight of those Seagates (they're the ST3000DM001) in two years (for a lightly-used RAID array). They've proved to be so unreliable I'm unlikely to ever buy a Seagate disc again.
I wouldn't be surprised if half the problem is due to all those new PS3's and PS4's plus every single new game requiring a massive update when first started, that must put quite a load on their infrastructure on Xmas morning.
I was going to rent a film on PSN tonight but can't get into my account (it was fine yesterday and Xmas day though). Oh well, I expect bittorrent will deliver where the multinational corporation fails.
The point is that the text is backwards within the source to evade spam detectors, but uses the Unicode RTL code Êe; to force the mail program to reverse the text so that it displays in the correct order.
Flappy birds to get birds' flaps?
I've got tickets to see KB and wouldn't even bother taking photos with my phone, let alone get in everyone's way and record a video on it.
But I wouldn't mind taking a few snaps with my decent camera. The ticket conditions (as pretty much standard) forbid photography and I don't want to risk getting it confiscated on entry so I won't bother.
But it pisses me off that photography is generally forbidden (even if largely unenforceable now that just about everyone carries a camera with them) but crowds of numpties gather at the front to hold their phones aloft without being challenged by venue staff.
Apple == BMW - well built, recognisable, performant, quite stylish, mass-upmarket, but neither as
exclusive, nor as powerful, nor as good looking as their owners think.
And like BMWs, owned by wankers.
My FX-7000G is still going strong, I think I got in 1986 or 1987. There was a depressing point a couple of years ago when a colleague pointed out that he was younger than my calculator though.
Just think of the hullabaloo if he'd said he eats faggots!
Set a random 20 char password, buy yourself a Yubikey and configure that to send the password for you, assuming you're not using a service that works with the OTP functionality. Works on any machine as it's basically a USB keyboard as far as the OS knows.
Yep, something like LastPass will work across all major browsers and devices. Use two-factor where possible with a Yubikey or Google Authenticator - LastPass, Facebook, Google, Dropbox, Evernote accounts at least can all be made more secure this way.
I use LastPass and have it automatically generate 20 character random passwords for every site I need to log into. I don't even know the passwords myself in most cases so even hammer decryption won't work on me.
Nonetheless although we can do everything possible to be secure we'll always be at the mercy of the likes of Adobe clowns who are able to get my credit card details hacked. Changing my password for my Adobe account is no big deal, but changing my card is a PITA.
This apparent danger has always been cobblers. If it was a serious risk then the airlines are putting their passengers' lives at risk by not confiscating all such devices on boarding. They don't let us on with guns, pneumatic drills or welding gear for obvious reasons but for these deadly electronic devices they're happy to stick with the honour system.
> I think pill-boxes were/are a rural thing - I only started to notice them when I moved out of the city, and there are plenty left, particularly at spots where roads cross rivers or canals. They were, after all, built to last.
I was playing in pill boxes, gun emplacements and acoustic mirrors while living in Kent in the 1980's. I think many of them are still there around Hythe, Folkestone and Dover. And there were some awesome (though somewhat dangerously dilapidated) martello towers from the Napoleonic era to be explored around there too.
Ah-ha, at least one of the acoustic mirrors is still there: http://goo.gl/maps/XFyMA
"and for an appalled moment I thought he was directing the patient to heave his bristling pink mansack onto his own flatbed scanner."
Now why did this make me think of Mick Hucknall...?
It's not clear from the article but I'm sure these drones aren't autonomous, there must be a motion capture system out-of-band which is doing all the processing and drone control, hence the white sheets to give good contrast for the system's cameras.
Being able to do the same thing with autonomous drones must be much harder just due to their viewpoints, even if the processing and drone comms could all be done on-board. I guess that'll all be do-able in the near future though.
Still very impressive nonetheless.
For added fun get the Playmobil digger for extracting that ATM:
Mouse-follows-focus for Win7:
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\ActiveWndTrkTimeout=dword:25 (value in ms)
No idea if this works for Win 8 but I expect it would.
I think that may have been The Consultant with Hywel Bennett.
As for £125 for the Bird of Prey DVD... I'll have to think about flogging mine, comes with the sequel series too.
Bah, this probably explains why it's been impossible to play Starhawk for the last few days.
Ridiculous miserable sods. UKNova probably did a huge amount of good for rights owners as free market research in what old content people were willing to pay for. Certainly they played by the spirit of the law (if not the letter of it) and did everything to ensure that the only content available wasn't commercially available elsewhere.
UKNova will be greatly missed, it's really a model for what the broadcast companies ought to be doing themselves.
I'd like to have known how bad the rolling shutter issue is with these. As Jan 0 says, some sample video from each camera would have been useful.
For what it's worth I've got a Kodak PlaySport Zx5, it's completely bomb-proof, no discernible rolling shutter problem, standard tripod mount. I'd replace it with something similar with better low-light performance though.
Their PlaySport cameras are absolutely brilliant. I'll have to get myself a Zx5 before they disappear or become collectors' items.
ESA pay scales here:
I used to be a contractor for ESA, their facility in the Netherlands is a fantastic place to work.
Is it possible to dust for shit?
As I understand it GPS is supposed to be treated as a secondary navigation aid for exactly this reason - the military reserves the right to degrade or switch it off at any time, anywhere.
In practice mariners obviously aren't doing this, but perhaps they ought to dig out their sextants and Harrison chronometers and practice without GPS occasionally.
I'm all for an expensive state funeral for Thatch, as long as we don't have to wait for her to die first!
I think the author's got the FTP protocol (RFC959) as was used by some Blogger sites confused with a generic file transfer mechanism for the chat clients.
Though the Gmail website isn't responding, I've got no problems accessing my Gmail account via IMAP. No bloody ads either!