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Everybody does it!
That's one hell of a coincidence.
What would happen if you fastened this thing to your dog's leg? I'm assuming you have (or have access to) an active outdoors type of dog.
Warren Buffet once said that he only invested in industries that he understood, when his strategy of not investing in internet type stocks was questioned during the 'dotcom' boom. He was regarded as a wise man after the dotcom bust, of course. Maybe his understanding of IBM and the 'computer industry' is a little behind the times?
About 3 years ago (maybe), the staff at Asda started asking people for their postcode when buying things at the tobacconist counter and paying by cash. This lasted for a few months. The first time it happened, I said that I couldn't remember but after that happened I started giving them the postcode for the Asda store, which they typed into the till terminal. I assume it was an experimental marketing exercise and I know it was bloody annoying.
It seems reasonable that they should.
"... Thunderbirds back in the 1960's didn't require the suspension of disbelief ..."
They managed to keep the location of Tracy island secret despite regular rocket launches and the purchase and delivery of large amounts of rocket/jet fuel? etc ....
.... people downoad from torrents?
Anybody who says that deserves to be locked up.
It seems to mean that if you do want to have access to the source code then you need to go with FOSS software.
Agreements where the source code is placed in escrow, in case the supplier goes bust, would seem to be prohibited by this statement, even if the supplier is happy to do so.
Maybe it should have said, "You don't have to give your source code unless you want to."
The discharge process requires oxygen, which I assume would come from the atmosphere for any simple applications. Given the apparently delicate chemistry, would there be any atmospheric pollutants that might 'poison' the battery? I'm thinking about nose to tail commuter traffic.
Given that oxygen is a consumed reactant, how much oxygen would be needed to generate adequate power for a car to accelerate in town traffic? The battery might need a compressed air supply to give adequate power for practical applications.
The charging process generates 'waste' oxygen .... be careful.
There aren't many people who are capable of doing that, let alone understanding it. Maybe you could set up a commercial web-based service?
This shows how important it is to clear all important communications and statements with a native speaker.
A family home, yes ... but it said "... many internet users ...". Maybe they mean libraries, internet cafes, universities, companies, etc? (I should have thought of that, thank you.)
"However, each IP address cannot be resolved to a single individual because at the known time it has been simultaneously shared between many internet users. "
I know what my domestic IP address (from Virgin Media) is and it's been the same for over four years. If I go to whatsmyip.com and similar sites, it tells me. Also, from outside my home network, I can access my domestic FTP server using that address. I thought that nowadays it was only people on dial-up connections who had an IP address that was the same address as someone else had, but at a different time. What have I misunderstood or missed here?
If you look at their website, it's ripe.net so even they can't get it right.
Looking at the size of those valves, they are not running at a few thousand volts. So, there is probably still a transformer tucked away in there if the headphones really do need that high a drive voltage.
Could you make your garage zombie resistant as well?
It's what you use to steer the love boat.
"It gets ravaged by an angry dog."
If it's delivering your weekly sausage and bacon supplies, you'll open the door to a robo-drone surrounded by a pack of hungry dogs, along with an army of children who tag along to see what all the fuss is about.
There's not much competition so that _should_ be easy.
I was very happy using XP for many years. It did everything I needed it to do and it did it quckly and quietly without fuss on my old laptop. I can understand why some people like to keep it going though I realise that it no longer gets security updates. I do remember that just before Win 7 was released, XP got a load of updates that made it really, really slow and so I felt that I 'had to' move on to Win 7 on a newer cheap laptop.
Maybe the people still running XP blocked out all updates except for security updates and run it in a cautious and technically/security aware manner?
(I avoided any further Windows 'upgrade' experiences.)
Does anybody know what the flavouring is? Is it related; etc.?
"But who's next for the slurping?"
I'm with Virgin Media and Tesco Mobile so I feel a bit left out. VM have my bank details and TM have my credit card details. Maybe my time will come one day.
"By our reckoning, they would pay a couple of percent for this in the form of revenue-sharing..."
The Post Office could charge extra fees for parcel delivery based on the profits of the company sending parcels to customers.
"This would be a fair contribution for the use of the infrastructure."
No, a fair contribution would be to pay the standard rate, whatever that is, the same as all the other customers of the telco.
Wasn't it the boss of another German telco, some years ago who said (paraphrasing), "I see all the money that Google makes from its internet services and I think it's only fair that we get a percentage of that".
.... people who use ZenMate browser plugins (and similar arrangements) to enable them to sidestep their ISP's blockers so that they can download the latest Linux ISO from popular torrent sites?
I just tried a text and image serach for "Lucy from Daventry" and El Reg is the only site that has a hit. So, how do I get to see the pictures? If this is one of the gold badge members only things, I shall cancel my subscription.
"... agreements already signed between China and the the US and UK."
Does this mean that the US has agreed not to hack the UK for economic espionage purposes?
I'd think that the specialist assembler skills were to maintain and test the ground based copies of Voyager systems. I'm sure thre wouldn't be any 'reprogramming' of Voyager at its current distance. Can they still send it commands (which would need to be tested on the ground based systems)?
It would have been a simple matter to set up dummy/fake corporations in the real world and give them certificates (and websites, etc) and then practice/play with those instead of real customer certificates. You could even give them bank accounts and play/practice with secure financial transactions and so on.
When I first installed and used Linux Mint, over two years ago, I thought that the system update wasn't working properly because it only took about two minutes and didn't insist that I rebooted after it had finished. After that, for a while, I used to watch it in amazement as it downloaded and installed system AND program/application/package updates at what seemed to be incredible speed. I'm never going back.
How is this different from paying thugs to throw bricks through their windows (apart from the fact that lawyers are more expensive)?
"... The task of controlling the complex motions of a motorcycle at high speeds ..."
As I remember, the motions of a motorcycle at high speed are quite simple. It tends to go in a straight line unless you force it to turn. It's when you ride it slowly that it can get a bit wobbly.
"... it promotes/validates their agenda to kill innocent people."
So if I read or watched such an interview, I'd be 'infected' with terrorist opinions and beliefs? Your attitude is patronising, insulting and offensive.
"... so Android users don't have to sift through the clutter of an OEM's can't-delete-but-don't-use house apps."
On the Android phones I've used (three different ones over 5 years), you can put any application you like on any of your many screens and not have an application icon on any screen if you don't want it there. In this way, I customise my phone's appearance according to _my_ needs and preferenes. Maybe they were using a different kind of Android phone.
"... Scottish, British, and Welsh; ..."
That's Scottish, English and Welsh; also Northern Irish, which is quite distinctive.
.... can it be called "craft beer"? Where is the craft?
That is a picture of a stereotypical librarian.
He was probably trying to get past the 'child protection' filters and ended up mashing the keyboard in frustration. Next thing he knows, there's an unencrypted database spewing up onto his hard drive.
"The telco said that small businesses may have had their name, address, email address, telephone number, TalkTalk account information, password and bank details nicked by malefactors."
For some time, cautious/paranoid people have used different email adresses for contact with different people and organisations, in case of leaks/compomise. Perhaps it's time for businesses to use separate phone numbers and bank accounts for dealing with different suppliers and customers.
If I manufacture high security doors and locks of my own design, can I be compelled to break into a house that has 'my' doors and locks fitted?
Did he manage to take a picture of the bug bear?
"... 400,000 people who have recently undergone credit checks for new service with the company."
That's 400,000 people who, sadly, neglected to perform 'best security practice' checks on Talk Talk. However, I don't think there's any way they could do that since we rely on these organisations to police themselves.
I find that a large straight sided plastic bucket/tub is much more convenient for emptying and for filling as well as being less likely to be knocked over. You can put a small rubber duck in it to lend an air of jollity to the room if you wish.
Will this affect executive bonuses?
There's been a lot of news articles about this visit with pictures of Xi Jinping in various places and situations. In every picture I've seen he seems to be bemused/confused or fed-up/bored. Am I misreading his body language and facial expression?
I know that Office 2000 (yes, I'm behind the times) seems to run perfectly well under WINE and that WINE claims to be able to 'emulate' all the way up to Win 7. I haven't tried any other 'major' Windows applications under WINE, just minor bits and pieces that I like to use. Can Photoshop run under WINE?
Just hope that your new friend doesn't get the urge to visit you.
I'm wondering if the Leap version of MATE has fixed the problem with panel drawers, where they often open up all the way down/up or across the screen. I recently did a fresh install of Mint 17.2 and MATE still has this problem (as it did in Mint 13 MATE). I suppose I could try it to find out.
Before you make any serious/major changes (or better still, every month), boot up from a GParted live CD then clone your system, home and data partitions onto a spare hard drive. Then, you can recover from ANY foul up. (You will probably need to run the Boot Repair utility, 32-bit or 64-bit version as appropriate, the first time you restore a Linux system like this but after that you just clone a backup and restore as needed. I've been doing that for over two years with Mint and it works every time. Try doing that with Windows; no, don't bother :)