Who ya gonna charge?
163 posts • joined 12 Apr 2009
"Those who actually care about saving fuel and resources - and perhaps about helping to end the evil of economic growth - might instead consider buying a secondhand VW Polo Bluemotion or one of the various similar cars offered by rival manufacturers a few years back.... though to be sure using diesel."
- editorial note Sept. 2014
Your editor's advice from the end of the Jags to riches article on fuel efficiency.
You give the same advice now and it makes perfect sense too. Toyota managed to shrug off a 10 million car recall after a Lean Quality Control disaster, in less than 5 years.
I bought a Moto G 4G for £110 from an O☡ shop that thought it was still selling 3G ones. It updated to Lollipop 2 months ago. Lovely little phone, keeping it till it breaks.
I may have to wait some time for my upgrade.
I lived in Holland for 3 years and loved the uitsmijter from day one. The uitsmijter was traditionally a dish served at the end of an all night party, when the host wanted everyone to go home. Uitsmijter means a chucker outer brekkie.
I ate them as a hangover cure and most hotels, hostels and cafes would happily serve them till 3pm in the afternoon. God bless the uitsmijter!
If you are that old, you will also remember:
"Unix for innovation, Mac for productivity, Windows for Solitaire."
According to my old History master, the British general public handed in bundles of cash, large enough to choke a horse, when the money was experimentally dropped on them. Some leaving names and addresses at the Police stations in hope of an eventual reward.
Tell that to the youth of today, they won't believe you!
With a diesel engine and stop start, I hope Messrs Ferrari and Maserati are considering an electric hybrid version in the future. Green without the mean.
To get a Degree in Homeopathy, do you have to write a 10,000 word thesis, then submit it with 10,000,000,000 random words for potentisation?
No, I stopped after only 1 term with no job and a mounting student debt. I calculated I would be about £17000 in the red after 3 years and quit, went and got a job instead. That was 20 years ago, now I study polymer processing in Ireland.
I would have loved to have seen the historical physicists featured in the course, especially as some were right on my doorstep.
Having studied Physics briefly at Heriot Watt, I was shocked to find out I knew nothing of Maxwell's existence. I used to walk down Heriot Row without even being aware of his birthplace round the corner. The shame!
Unless you have a trailer. :P
"SSL over HTTP, known as HTTPS, is the most common use of SSL. You may not realize it but you probably use HTTPS daily. Most popular e-mail services and online banking applications rely on HTTPS to ensure that communications between your web browser and their servers in encrypted. If it weren’t for this technology then anybody with a packet sniffer on your network could intercept usernames, passwords, and anything else that would normally be hidden."
The man in the middle attack is designed to steal valuable information by defeating encryption, this allows the recipient of this info to potentially make money out of it.
Microsoft (still the no. 2 brand name in the world according to Forbes) in turn, lose money when their image and operation are damaged by such attacks. Reducing their perceived worth and potentially their market share. This is not a wet dream. I would prefer Windows to be more secure against this form of attack for the sake of its users, not just M$.
Old news c. 2010 to be precise.
Let's be careful out there. (Hill Street Blues 1981)
I hope for M$ sake, that this is coincidence and not just the first cyber longship to pull along side their plump, juicy, cash freighter.
Until you mentioned Genghis the Commie Pinko.
Metre and litre are SI units from the Metric system, originating in Napoleonic France not Blighty. Sorry m8.
Wanker is spelt like Banker, Tosser and Cricketer, all British origin words.
"Microsoft released the final version for Mac OS X, version 5.2.3 and a month later on July 11, they released the final version for Mac OS 8 and 9, version 5.1.7." wiki agrees.
I stopped using IE in OS X 10.2, Firefox has always been a better choice with ABP, NoScript and Blur on.
Bulletproof by comparison.
I think you missed the point. A gun-totting nutter is a gun-totting nutter whatever excuse he gives.
Religion, nationalism, not liking Mondays? The excuse is irrelevant.
This in itself is cause for jubilation.
This is the best announcement Tim Cook has made as Apple CEO so far.
Brave and fearless boss.
Sing it Tom: http://youtu.be/eLc-bh_DrKw
"Houston, we have a problem."
"What's the problem?"
"Please tell us."
I use Grado SR60i for domestic sounds and Sennheiser PX100 - II foldaways for traveling. Bleats or Bozos are way overpriced for the quality and Apple buds are a pain in the canals imho. Each to their own.
Picking up a pair of Rogers LS6a speakers very soon, they will destroy even some of the most expensive earwarmers.
"Called Launchpad and turned up in OS7."
Called Launcher and first appeared in System 7 about 23 years ago. To be precise.
Capaldi combines echoes of Hartnell and Pertwee while creating his own irascible persona for the Doctor.
In a post Saville BEEB an older timelord is duty bound to not approve of the hugging.
Liking the chemistry but the scripts need more work I feel.
We discovered that you could shatter shatterproof rulers at about -24ºc with enough sudden force applied with a blunt metal object or a concrete floor and a 50 ft drop. Safety goggles were an after thought but we all survived. :)
Thanks for the link Cray, very interesting stuff and a good point from an engineering perspective. I am merely paraphrasing the test shown in the article, the plastic phones bend and break at the same time/force, ergo they don't bend until they break from the point of view of this test.
Metal bends before it breaks, plastic doesn't. Thin metal is weaker than thick plastic. News at 11!
Materials technology is at its limit when designers insist on thinner, smaller and lighter.
In the bike industry they say "You can have Light, Strong or Cheap. Pick two.".
I chose plastic too, a Moto 4G with rubber back plate. Robust is how you make it.
In OS X you can have the dock left or right mounted too, it is just at the bottom by default. Like the new Linux flavour, I might even build one one day.
Designing a system's performance within the power limits, how revolutionary. ;)
Grats to the Burgh, well played indeed.
Great backbone, ideas of a jellyfish. FTFY
Señor Dabbs, I would get worried if the missus uses the same excuse to research the word cockcage....
"Yes dear, apparently it measures the number of Sales Guys on a single office floor."
Ballmer's instructions are very concise, unfortunately the fame of its familiarity to practically every Windows user in creation is more than a little Pyrrhic.
I have the 4G 4.5" screen Moto G it is the best of both worlds and expandable with up to 32 Gb SD cards.
Love it and it fits in my pocket, only £110 on O2 payg and switching to Giff Gaff to save on the bill. The bigger one has 3G only and doesn't fit my jeans.
Judging by Sinofsky's payout when he left M$, you may find that the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
Spat, the perfect word for a disagreement between punks.
Fast is relative, the "crappy" 6 Gbps (not 3 on the 2011+ models, please do your homework properly) interface still gives a much faster boot time and app launch with an SSD over the original HDD.
Note: I am comparing these 2 items in terms of speed relative to each other.
Furthermore I expect to be able to replace/upgrade faulty RAM and HDDs myself, hence my desire for the older design. The lifespans of these machines are greatly increased by replaceable items at low cost.
Our last repair that Applecare picked up the bill for was £750 worth of logic board failure on a 2007 MBP 15, half the original cost of the Macbook.
Seeing the way Apple want to lock down all the components now; I bought the non soldered and glued non retina models instead. My mum's one got 8 Gb RAM for £38 and will have a nice fast SSD when the HDD dies. My cousin's MBP 13 will get the same treatment when needed.
The main drawback to the newer kit is, you have to hand it back to Apple for any hardware replacement and Applecare is almost mandatory.
What M$ ads?
How do MMUs relate to the Windows Registry?
8.1 million PS 4 buyers versus 4.5 million Xboners, Sony making M$ look unattractive never goes down well.
My Motorola Razer V3i from 2004 did all that and more for £36 (secondhand) and folded up so you didn't make calls from yer pocket. 130 million sold, the world's most popular clam shell phone. Hope the 3rd world is ready for such a Nokia game changer.....
I'm wondering if you meant wandering robot?
Today M$ celebrates ridding the world of one more Android competitor while retaining all the R&D and patents they wanted. Now they just need to buy up and kill Motorola, HTC, Sony and all the other little league Androids to make it a 3 horse race properly. Apple, Samsung, Microsoft choose your masques.
Meanwhile the Moto G 4G continues to frustrate their budget ambitions.
I played a lot of RPGs, the system I liked best was Chaosium's Runequest, used in many other iterations: Call of Cthuhlu, Stormbringer etc.
Gumshoe, the original game was an awesome concept but not enough people play. Shame.
I attached my Mac Pro 3,1 to my ancient NAD 3020e via an optical cable and an ARCAM rDAC.
The Rogers LS2a speakers (also venerable) sound fantastic fed this way and I will happily pass the speakers and amp to the next generation when I'm too deaf to enjoy them.
Tell me about this sound bar malarky again, none of them I've heard are a patch on the £250 worth of ebay audio amp & speaker combo above.
Running Snowy, Mounty and Mavy on 3 different machines, they all do what is needed and run very nicely but Mavericks is the least inspiring of the 3 to use. No noticeable improvements over ML and both had Rosetta removed so Snowy is the winner for backwards compatibility. Why bovver I thought.
I think the first folder I created on a workbench was in AmigaOS on a 500 about 1988, or maybe an Atari ST, can't remember...
Since then I kinda took it for granted that any Folder based UI would have creatable folders in it.... like all of them.
GE's Minigun is for pussies, Goalkeeper is the real deal for swatting undesirables from your personal airspace:
The GAU-8/A Avenger 30 mm Gatling gun, as used by the A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft, was selected for the system. The 30 mm round has a greater mass than the M61 Vulcan used in the Phalanx CIWS, so it provides much greater destructive power with similar muzzle velocity and range.
The system's reaction time to a Mach 2 sea-skimming missile such as the Russian SS-N-22 Sunburn from automatic detection to kill is reported to be 5.5 seconds with the firing synchronized to start the engagement at a range of 1,500 m and ending with a kill at 300 m.
Them Cloggies know the score when it comes to lead curtains.