Ignoring the bleeding obvious...
What about the cowl wearing giant skull to "her" right?
64 posts • joined 19 Mar 2009
What about the cowl wearing giant skull to "her" right?
I don't think any networks will have them as standard offerings - "Why would you want one? We're all you could ever need!"
Some of the MVNOs here in Australia offer them, but only as an outright purchase. The one I have was an outright purchase from an electrical retailer. Our last few phones have been outright purchases and I don't think I'd ever go back to a plan/subsidised mobile.
I got a dual SIM phone a couple of weeks ago (pretty cheap Moto G 2) and it's great not having to cart two phones around or have the hassle of charging two (one work, one personal). Some carriers will let you have two numbers on the one SIM, but dual SIM is the only way to go if you don't want to go with the same carrier on both services.
I've a Pure Highway that I bought in the UK to use here in Australia (there's a firmware upgrade to enable DAB+). It works very well and I've had none of the "burble" I've heard on DAB in the UK. That said, I don't use it any more. The sound quality may be great, but it's still relatively poor content (have you heard Australian radio?). In the end I gave up and now stream Radio 4 or 4 Extra over my mobile phone. A month's worth of streaming whilst commuting barely touches my 4 GB data limit on my phone contract.
To me, that data limit is probably the only thing that stops internet streaming over a mobile device from beating plain old DAB as the coverage seems to be fairly similar.
Before showing me in to their data centres, it's very common for customers to apologise for the state of them. Almost invariably this means there's an undisposed of cardboard box or two in the corner or maybe a single console cable draped between a rack and a laptop on a table. The one data centre that I did go into that you would think did deserve an apology was one the customer seemed almost proud of. That was the one where to get between the rows of racks you had to step over the foot thick bundle of Ethernet cables on the floor at the same time as ducking under the similar sized bundle dangling about 4 feet off the ground.
Took me a while to see what the difference on the MyBank example was, so I suppose there's a decent risk of being caught out. That said, it would require going against the "never click on a link in a bank (or any site requiring login details) email" for most to be sucked in.
Because they need to keep raking in the money at the same rate they've been doing over the last few years. The problem is the hypervisor market is more or less saturated so they can't expect to get any significant growth in that sector (particularly given the rise of capable competitors). They need to add some other strings to their bow if they want to keep their share holders happy.
They "had no evidence that cards were compromised" - and precisely the same amount of evidence that they weren't compromised, though the assumption would be that they were. After all, whoever went to the trouble of getting the information didn't do it because they like to read strings of numbers, they planned to do something with it.
Maybe 10 years or so ago (maybe less), but not now. Cisco's video servers were just rebadged Proliants. Cisco & HP used to be very cosy, to the extent that HP reps got paid more for selling Cisco switching than they did for selling HP switching. Then they bought 3Com/H3C and Cisco spat the dummy.
"Aboriginal custom throughout Australia bans a person from talking directly to their mother in law or even seeing her"
Oh how I wish that wasn't just restricted to Aboriginal custom.
Had reason to call them a few months ago (lost ADSL sync). When they realised I didn't have their standard BOB ADSL modem but a Juniper device they'd not heard of they cut short all the "have you turned it off and on again?" nonsense and booked an engineer to come out. It's great that they realise that the numpty on the end of the line might just have a clue.
I think there's only a single level for their phone tree (sales/support/something else). As for call queues - not a problem. You get a recorded message saying how long your expected wait is. If that's too long for you they give you the option to receive a call back from them and you retain your place in the queue once you've hung up.
Sounds like what happened in the late eighties -
big push for engineers + 3-4 year degree course > graduates coming out to find a job market full of newly redundant engineers fighting for the same jobs
I popped into Maplin last time I was back in the UK and it seems to have followed the same "consumer tat" route that Dick Smith Electronics have down this end. Thankfully our local DS has had an Altronics open up right next door to them and they are similar to Maplin/DSE a couple of decades ago - useful!
But then your local cabinet has to cater for both copper AND fibre. If you're doing that then you might as well go fibre end to end rather than mess about with the expense and complexity of maintaining two different technologies and two different end to end communication methods.
I knew it wasn't just me!
"the most recent stats I can find state that 161500 people die every day, so even my death will be insignificant."
No, even with some of the attitudes on display here, almost everyone's death is significant to someone. Maybe not on the global scale, but friends and family tend not to care about that.
I'm an SES member and can see no genuine reason for an SES turnout to this. Other than the obvious entertainment factor that is.
No pain relief or anti-venom was required. It was rather a strange experience - the bite area was painful (but not unbearable so) but more hot and sweated an awful lot, which was unusual as the surrounding skin was dry. Not something I'd care to repeat, but at least I know what the symptoms are if ever the kids get bitten by one, though they tend to keep their distance from most bitey beasties.
I would have though China was more politically stable than Australia. It has, after all, had the same governing party for quite a few decades now. Politically *desirable* is a different matter.
I've just tried it and, using the Windows pointer app, it looks like it can't. It does detect above, in front and behind the device, so perhaps it's just getting confused by the plane of the desk. I imagine it could have an application written which just ignores everything on the plane of the desk, so I can't see why it wouldn't work. Sounds quite an attractive idea.
"a sad indictment on the management style of our current Prime Minister"
When was this comment written? "Current" seems to be an important variable when talking about Australian Prime Ministers.
Downvoted purely because of the jealousy triggered by your final paragraph. Our Perth suburb isn't due to get connected for another 3 years or so.
You're right, it's scandalous! I await the "3 Strikes-gate" headlines with bated breath.
At a guess, cable buried without being run through conduit/ducting. That how it's run to my house, or it seems that way. My reticulation control wiring runs in conduit about 1' underground and starts level with the phone cable entry point. Having dug down 1' the phone cable did not appear to be run through any conduit.
I wonder if using fibre for the connection will negate the requirement for a "certified installer" to do comms work in your house. The primary reason given for this requirement is that it is to protect guys up the line from getting buzzed if your work wasn't up to scratch and shorted to mains power or similar. If it's 100% fibre at the end then that reason goes away.
A bag of quick setting cement down the bog would go some way to either encouraging her to pay up or at least make the plumber feel partially revenged.
Hmmm... sounds very like an encounter a bloke I knew had when he went on a whitewater kayaking trip there. If I remember correctly, a rifle was also involved. He learned afterwards that this was common behaviour for her.
Oh they can, and do, get McDonalds. If you ever have the misfortune to get on one of the flights to a FIFO site, you'll be accompanied by many malodorous boxes of their product. They are so treasured by the remote worker that there are some who are willing to eat them cold/reheated. Same goes for carrying Krispy Kreme doughnuts from Sydney airport to Perth (WHY?!?!).
It won't be the same unless it replicates the rubbery multi-function keyboard. It would take a while to get out of the habit of typing things such as "RUN un" though.
Yes, I now have the amazing ability to wield a spray can of pesticide.
Nice timing on the article. I was bitten by a red back a couple of days ago. I've required no treatment other than an ice pack and a beer or two (I seem to have gone native). Yes, it hurts a fair bit (like a bad burn), but in the vast majority of cases that is pretty much as bad as it gets. I wouldn't want the kids to get bitten, but they seem to be pretty clued up and just leave them alone whenever they find them. The one that got me was hiding in a shirt I'd left on the floor. Sneaky little bugger. If I didn't know better I'd swear my wife put it there to teach me to pick up my clothes.
The Horn was one of the reasons I was more than happy to make the trek up the A90 from Edinburgh to Dundee to see customers. I always allowed an extra hour or so for the trip, just to be safe. I do remember thinking the sign used to look more like a leg of ham than a horn though, but that's perfect for this article. Not been there for over a decade though.
Commodore a muscle car? Even the powerful versions are barge like family cars. I've had a Commodore over here and the UK equivalent (the Vauxhall Omega) back home. They're quite nice cars, but definitely not "muscle cars". Maybe the Monaro was what you were thinking of?
Wonderful bit of legislation that is. It would be even better if the detail contained on it weren't reported on before those affected were told. I well remember having to listen to the radio on the way to work just to check if I still had a job to go to. Twice I heard that they'd announced multiple redundancies at Compaq, but managed to avoid the chop. They got me the third time though, but I just ended up being redeployed to do the same job but reporting to a different division.
A tie? If you use more current tape technology than DLT-S4 (6 years old) such as LTO5 (a couple of years old) then the figures look a lot better.
LTO5 (1.5TB worst case) = $70 or $46/TB
2TB SATA=$120 or $60/TB (though anyone using consumer grade HDD for long term data retention needs a slap)
You can also shove tape in the back of a cupboard and access it a few years later. If you do the same with a hard drive then the chances of it not spinning up properly are higher than I'd be comfortable with.
Sugru is pretty good, but it has a crappy shelf life. I bought two packs of it but 90% of it had cured by the time I got round to using it (6 months or so after purchase). I've had reasonable success making an alternative out of silicone bathroom sealant and corn flour (make sure it's proper corn flour, not finely milled wheat flour as seems common). You can find instructions if you search for "make your own sugru" which will then point you to loads of DIY sites.
And speaking of Perth, a visitor from the mystic East decided to have lunch in the waterfront bar called "The Lucky Shag". His expenses claim was returned with a note saying "Please explain" stapled to it.
HP's Procurve lifetime warranty isn't lifetime either. They had to stick a specific length on it for legal reasons (whose life span do you base it on?) and settled on somewhere just over 30 years (can't remember the exact figure). So if your 10/100 switch you bought yesterday (yes, they still make them) dies in 30 years time you can get a replacement for it. Mind you, they do say it'll be of "nearest current equivalent" for EOL models, so the chances are that your 30 year old network card in your machine won't be able to connect to whatever it's replaced with.
Cisco's "Lifetime Warranty" seems to have been based on the life span of a mayfly.
I use this in place of my car radio. It enables me to listen to decent radion stations (mainly Radio 4) rather than the awful Australian stations (Radio National is pretty good, but not during my commute time). The time zone difference can work in my favour, e.g. listening to The Day of The Triffids on 4Extra on the way to work, or against me, e.g. Woman's Hour on Radio4 on the way home.
The reasoning may be along the lines of similar medical procedure developments I've heard of in the past, i.e. "at least if we fuck this up she'll not have to live with it for long, if we did it with someone in their twenties we'd probably have to fix it."
When will people stop comparing the costs of manufacturing and selling a physical good (a high end car in this case, but could easily be a loaf of bread) with the cost of selling a stream of data? The costs are a lot lower and the original is still retained by the seller. If I somehow copied all of the iTunes catalogue how much would Apple et al have lost? Nothing, not even lost potential sales to me as I don't buy stuff from there anymore (yep, old fart here buys physical CDs and creates FLACs from them).
I'm not in any way claiming that makes downloading copyrighted content for free acceptable, just that your analogy is crap.
If it's a C6000 from HP then it's either a printer or a low end PC. The blade enclosure is the c7000.
I was going to pick you up on the spelling of Rum, but it looks like the spelling I'm used to, Rhum, has apparently been out of date since 1991. I really ought to get more up to date maps.
A friend's son worked on this series of penetration tests (he hinted at doing someting interesting a few months ago, but only fessed up now. Good lad). The "Cyber Security" (yeuch) course he's on certainly seems to throw some interesting tasks at them.
"Personally, I didn't claw my way to the top of the food chain to eat vegetables!"
To be fair, you didn't do it personally, you just plopped into existence at the top thanks to your ancestors. "On the shoulders of giants" so to speak. Bet Newton never thought that'd be used as a reason for digging into a steak.
(beer icon, because I now know what I'm having for lunch)
Beta hardware released to blabby early evaluators. Reading the tech press. Looking at patents then changing them slightly so not to infringe. Or they could just take the simple way out - read the glossy marketing releases that HP produced for the device months ago.
There are few secrets in the hardware world. Apple manage the secrecy side of stuff reasonably well, but even they have to pre-release information to third parties to enable all the fluffy crap that goes around the product to be ready in time for release.
If the experience of Bill Sampson is anything to go by, the Canadian government will do sod all to help and plenty to make things worse.
Just wait AC, just wait. In a few weeks it'll be your turn and you can implement whatever changes you want. You'll need to be quick though, I think it's my turn the week after and I plan to move the servers over to Z80 processors.