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139 posts • joined 5 May 2009
Maybe they should have called it the "Chumbawamba-sat"
It gets knocked down / It gets up again / You're never gonna keep it down
And thanks for No(kia)thing
The real challenge...
"The real challenge is that of elaborating an efficient, workable regulation."
I'd think the real challenge would be stopping the conflicts in the DRC. The proposed solution seems to be similar to the manner in which the People's Front of Judea operated ("This calls for immediate discussion.").
I live and work in Indiana, so here's my two cents...
I disagree with the law, since I think the First Amendment of the US Constitution already ensures people have the right to practice their religion. With a law as controversial as this, it's almost certainly to find its way to the Supreme Court, where I'm sure it will be overturned or gutted because of the discrimination issue.
While I believe boycotts are rarely successful, if people decide to boycott Indiana, I'm not going to dissuade them. Maybe my rent will go down if fewer people want to move here ;-)
Re: Well that does it. I'm not going to Indiana either.
"What if they claim their religion permits them to tell you to get the hell out because you're wearing White after Labour Day?"
Umm... Americans can do this anyway because of the First Amendment right to free speech. It doesn't matter if it has to do with religion or not.
Will that be the official El Reg term for such devices?
Sad if they go through with it
We'll miss out on such fun things like
Re: The future of startups
I'm glad to see someone snagged axolo.tl. I'm jus.tl wee bit sad it wasn't me.
"Two of these hapless suspects confessed to crimes which the National Police Agency was later obligated to admit they had no involvement in."
Re: "I want to personally apologize to each of you for what has happened,..."
Well, I live in Indy, so I guess I'd probably have to go to their office to get the "personal apology".
Net neutrality is a bit like free speech. Everyone has (or should have) a right to speak.
Blackberry seems to be saying "Everybody should speak our language."
Just because I support net neutrality, doesn't mean I want to speak Blackberry.
Re: Paris will become a quieter place in the summer
As an American, I can say we will continue to be obnoxious. "PARLAY VOO FRON-SAY?"
If I had the money to spend
I'd buy no.trust, dis.trust, and mis.trust, but then again, maybe I'm just being cynical.
Beers in Colorado
You should have no problem finding great beer in Colorado. There are lots of brewpubs and microbreweries. As a former Colorado Springs resident, my favorite was Laughing Lab Scottish Ale from Bristol Brewing.
Have fun. Cheers.
Re: Randall is not the anti-Kardashian; he's the anti-Zuckerburg
I wouldn't say he doesn't mess with people's heads, after all...
We did not invent the algorithm. The algorithm consistently finds Jesus. The algorithm killed Jeeves. The algorithm is banned in China. The algorithm is from Jersey. The algorithm constantly finds Jesus. This is not the algorithm. This is close.
... appears on every page.
Re: "period table"
"...after all they miss letters off the end when saying maths."
Brevity, wit, etc.
Re: How about "Graph Grappling" as descriptor?
Since they're analy(s/z)ing someone else's analysis, maybe it could be "Analysing Analysis". That might be too redundant, even for the Reg, however.
How about "Data in Depth"?
"Tabulature Tomfoolery"? "Table Tales"?
Using vast quantities of data to predict future events? I think that's been described before. Tell Silicon Valley they're working on practical applications of Asimov's Psychohistory and they might actually try to do it.
Years ago, whenever I felt like re-reading a Neal Stephenson novel, I would pick up Snow Crash or The Diamond Age. After Anathem came out, that became my go-to Stephenson book. There are so many concepts in it, I discover something new every time I read it.
"...has increasingly be used..." should be "...has increasingly been used..."
I'm wondering why they had presumably plain-text passwords in a database. If that's an indication of their tech knowledge, it becomes easier for me to see why they fell for a social engineering attack.
Pining for the fjords
"Silver isn’t dead, it’s sleeping. Beautiful plumage."
Re: IE doesn't work on Mac or Linux (which is where we benchmark right now)
Speak for yourself. At home I have Dells running Linux, plus a few Macs running OS X. At work, we have about a 60/40 split Windows/OS X.
It's! all! that! shouting! They! can't! hear! a! thing! now!
I couldn't help but notice the article was written by a guy (No offense, Gavin), and wondered if the numbers for women writing about technology are as bad as women working in technology. When it comes to gender disparity, is tech journalism as bad as the beat it covers? Has anyone looked at it, or is there any data on it?
Do you mean to have PARIS mount LOHAN?
Re: Are you really, really sure you want to meddle with the US Army?
It's the Civil Air Patrol, not the Army. They're affiliated with the Air Force, but they're civilians. They're more military-like than Scouts, but a bit less military than Junior ROTC.
Civil Air Patrol at Wikipedia.
The Child Catcher because the cadets are children.
My next phone
Several years ago I came into a bit of money and went into fanboi mode, splurging on iGear by buying an iPhone 3GS, a Mac Pro, and a MacBook Pro. I'd never owned Apple products before, and decided to drink the Kool-aid. However, since I fix computers for a living, I became fairly critical of the gear I bought. In less than a year, the MacBook Pro's screen was replaced twice and the logic board replaced once, all under warranty. I've never had as many issues with any other laptop. At work, I use a newer MacBook Pro which has worked very well for me for the past three years, but when it came time to shop for a new personal laptop, I bought a Project Sputnik Dell.
Now my iPhone 4S is starting to show signs of age. The back glass panel is coming a bit loose, so I'm keeping an eye out for new smartphones. At the moment, I'm leaning towards the Motorola Ara, whenever that comes out, while keeping an eye on what Apple will announce. Among Android, and even WinPho products, there is such a wide selection of hardware to choose from, so it feels pretty limiting to stick with Apple's limited range of phones. On September 9th, I guess we'll find out if they really do have new ideas.
Not for readers
Amazon's doing it for profit, not for readers. I think they don't care whether people read books or not, as long as they keep buying them.
Since Disney owns Marvel and the future of the Star Wars films, it will be interesting to see what happens with that dispute.
People with cameras can record what you're doing.
Perhaps he wanted to engage in some up-close
examination, not knowing that he must use the
necessary equipment. After all, he's a student,
isn't he? Having to be extracted is really quite
Re: Biological sciences
I disagree with your idea that biological sciences don't breed boffins. I work with several who are researching diseases related to eyes and vision. For example, one of them is working out why certain proteins seem to cause retinal neovascularization, and trying to determine if blocking the production of those proteins will stop neovascularization. That kind of work might lead to treatments for certain types of blindness (age-related macular degeneration, in particular).
These Ph.D.s are conducting basic science in labs: making observations, formulating hypotheses, devising experiments, and reporting results.
Are you expecting children to already know how to design processors, PCBs, etc., before they go to college?
Do you have incredibly high-standards, or do you believe this knowledge is passed on genetically?
Re: Isn't that mico-USB and now mandatory in the EU?
If a 9-pin serial port is good enough for Nigel Farage, it's good enough for me.
Maybe it's a regional thing, but I've always thought buzzard = vulture = condor = birds-of-prey with featherless heads.
In the upper right corner of the quote it says "Quote contingent on a public testimonial within 30 days of installation". I wonder if Maximus supplied a public testimonial, or if that's what the lawsuit is supposed to be.
Also, it's nice to see an article about lawsuits that don't involve patents. Patent lawsuits seem like tedious, drawn-out flamewars. Breach-of-contract seems a bit more straightforward.
"We don’t need any new NSA-proof protocols. Any well-designed, appropriately-deployed protocol is NSA-proof."
Or so the NSA would have us believe. Even as far back as Caesar, there has been a conflict between the codemakers and the codebreakers. It's in the NSA's interest to have people believe there are NSA-proof protocols. Codemakers should keep trying to push the state-of-the-art in encryption. If they aren't, they're not doing their jobs.
Re: Sorry, but you are incorrect Alistair.
And who wants to be responsible for that?
Wow! Is that an option? Where does the line start?
OTOH, they'd probably start Hunger-as-a-Service and make billions (think of it as the modern equivalent of selling indulgences.)
IMO, Chris Pine (a/k/a the new James T. Kirk) would be a good choice. He's not all over the place, so he would probably straddle the fine line of being well-known and being cheap (relatively speaking). Give him some glasses and a beard, he can do the job.
It's only a matter of time before Krikkit gets involved in this technology.
"...the tablet would allow soldiers..."
Navy personnel are sailors, not soldiers.
Re: two words
"Here I am, brain the size of a planet... Call that job satisfaction, 'cause I don't."
Where's the Marvin icon when you need it?
What's in a name?
Mondera sounds like the name of a family sedan.
If they really wanted to make environmentally friendly products, they'd design them to be easily repaired/upgraded so people wouldn't need to buy new ones so often.
Buzz, buzz, buzz
Innovation and convergence are the new paradigm (in more ways than one).
...based on real actual casework...
"Real actual"? Is the author getting paid by the word?