27 posts • joined Thursday 4th June 2009 13:19 GMT
If! it! bothers! you! then! you! are! reading! the! wrong! web! site!
Re: "no-poaching" agreements
It's worse than "resources". These days it's "resource", an amorphous pool of something with no individual component parts.
Re: path separators
Also, Windows is quite happy to use forward-slash as the directory separator - applications such as Windows Explorer or the Command Prompt don't like it, but the underlying OS is fine with it.
Stopped reading when you pooh-poohed the researchers for referring to 48% as "half" as though that invalidates the whole thing.
+1 for San Fran plus speakers
Our kitchen radio is a San Fran running TuneIn (£25 on eBay due to a broken microphone) plugged into some middle-of-the-road Creative PC speakers. Works like a charm unless you're using the microwave. :-)
Re: Failing Passwords 101?
@Dark Horse: Sure, but then surely Twitter's response would be "It's physically impossible for hackers to obtain passwords from us, because we don't store them. The only possible way they could have been obtained is via a social engineering attack."
Re: Jeremy Hunt
The approved way for a newsreader to pronouce the name is now "Jeremy HHHHHunt".
Thanks for the explanation!
Yes, you can copy text from Android Gmail
"Can I cut and paste yet?" Yes. You always could, but it's fiddly. You need to type a capital S when viewing an email (long-press the menu key to make the keyboard appear if you use a software keyboard) and then drag to highlight the text you want to copy.
Is it just me, or are those unrelated quotes suspiciously similar?
"I couldn't believe my eyes" / "I was stunned"
"it's not the kind of language" / "It's not the kind of thing"
"my young son" / "my son, who is only seven"
"one of our oldest soaps" / "a programme like Emmerdale"
No, I'm sure it's just me.
Can we have the footnotes on the same page as the content that refers to them? Please?
Mobile IP addresses
My Three phone gets its own public IP address if I use the "3internet" APN, or a NAT'd address if I use the "three.co.uk" APN. It's nice to have the choice.
Here's a thought experiment: set a siphon going and then vary the force of gravity. The rate of flow will vary. Now vary the atmospheric pressure. The rate of flow will not vary (provided the pressure remains high enough to prevent a vacuum forming in the pipe).
A siphon needs atmospheric pressure to prevent a vacuum forming in the pipe, but it's gravity that actually pulls the liquid through.
Lewis, whatever they're paying you, it's not enough.
Great article! I:
1. Laughed my head off at the article
2. Didn't take it seriously
3. Laughed my head off at all the commenters who took it seriously.
Two heads laughed off for the price of one. Well done Ted and The Reg.
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