He goes into a special error handling state and begins to sing a medley of popular songs. (There are other possible outcomes but that's the one i'm hoping for.)
3927 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
But ... but ... lots of people and organisations give Linux away. That's how I got mine.
Re: Not even that...
Excellent idea. Use a similar technique on dry land with a 'careless' digger driver to cut the cable and your tapping crew a few miles away along the run, all ready to make a neat tap.
Re: Did they by any chance have red hair?
They certainly have some twisted mentats working for them.
Re: The region lies at the top of the comet
It's the part that gets most of the sunlight at noon.
Re: At last the 1936 Show, Folks!
" I mean iPlayer is great but only if you want to revisit last week."
Or watch a broadcast as it happens (if you don't have a televison), or watch after the programme has just finished because you wanted to walk the dog, or watch from yesterday because you had better things to do at the time. For some programmes, they have the links to all previous episodes in a series, which has been very useful for me in the past.
I can find out all I need about a TV programme from Wikipedia (hurrah for volunteers) then do my own searches (in various places of variable quality). What the average Joe(line) needs is a simple way of finding content they'd be intersested in and then a means watching it at their own convenience. We're not there yet and probably never will be.
Just a thought
As a result of pipe smoking in my 'youth', I have a crooked tooth on the upper left side. I hope the young lady only does this for the short time required to take a picture.
Re: Ah, the t'internet of things ...
That should be: Ah, t'internet ... What do you think t' stands for? (Actually, the entire word "the" is elided with a lingual stop but you need to indicate it in writing, hence t')
@ 'Faux' Science Slayer
From one of your previous posts:
" ... i started writing Satire....posted at Canada Free Press and even more at my website..."
It's interesting to see how you've developed.
Re: eBay DROPS DEAD AGAIN...
.... they bought their servers on eBay.
I'm sorry, can you say that again? I can't understand your accent.
Re: weakness in this story
I use the Solwise AV500 around the house for an upstairs WiFi repeater and various non-demading connectivity. I have noticed that if I stream two videos from my network storage box via Homeplug, then there is the occassional stutter, compared to ethernet cable connection to the router. That might be my house wiring or various other factors.
Is there still any argument running about the Homeplug devices causing interference to various radio bands?
" ... or to store images off-site, a potentially expensive aspect."
That's what the 'cloud' is for, 10GB of free storage from many suppliers. With a mildly clever monitorung system, it will only store images or video if the scene changes. For 'evidence', you're better off with a few high resolution snapshots than a low resolution video recording.
I've started wondering about the sound made by two excited atoms but I want to keep my comments 'family friendly'.
In the Arizona desert
A company called ACME has been formed to produce a non-military version. This will be cheaper and surprisingly effective but will lead to disappointment and/or disaster for anybody who uses it.
Super Cali goes ballistic, Uber Pool is bogus: Ride sharing biz is illegal in the state, says regulator
They say that the legailty is something quite atrocious
Those Californian liberals, they always sound precocious
" ... our nearest star."
I think of it as 'OUR star'.
Sony Action Cam: Can you get a decent stereo recording with microphones so close together?
Self-stirring pot: Can it stir porridge well and does it tell you if you need to add a bit more water?
Re: Fishy Fishy
Saltwater or freshwater? Tropical or temperate? Details are important.
I'm with you on this. My Asus Transformer is a fantastic little machine to use and does just about evrything I need. I used it as my main machine (by length of time) until I resurrected my old laptop with Linux. I found myself wishing that the Asus had a larger screen and keyboard.
What happens if they get together ....
... and turn into an e-dust assassin. That could be the end of _our_ culture.
All perfectly reasonable
"Some flaws, including nasty ones, have persisted for years due in part to contractors having a four-year reprieve in 2010 from addressing any security flaws while the station was repurposed from a research project to the JPSS."
The contractors who fitted my double glazing made a total mess of the window for the small bedroom, it leaks rain and the wind blows through it. I don't expect them to fix it for a while because I'm trying to repurpose that room for a personal study and storage room.
Re: Just when I thought they were returning to a click-wheel style interface
I think Sony have a patent on that. I remember the old click-wheel with rose tinted fondness.
I feel left out and marginalised.
"The attackers check the user agent to work out whether a target is running a Windows or a Mac machine, and redirect them accordingly."
Damn, I regret switching to Linux now. Would it help if I disabled AdBlock and Request Policy and NoScript and FlashBlock?
Thin end of the wedge
This particular request may have been craftily designed so that any reasonable court would find that there is no threat to security in requiring GCHQ to reveal the information. It's a long term 'thin end of the wedge' tactic to set a precedent.
Next: an FOI request for the average number of miles traveled by GCHQ employees on 'company business', broken down by air/train/car miles, in order to determine if they are being responsible about carbon emissions.
It's the law, or is it?
There may be laws in China but from what I've read the enforcement of the law against you depends on how well connected you are and how well connected your 'adversary' may be. This study needs some case examples.
Does anyone have personal experience or good information about strength and integrity of enforcement in various countries?
How do they know it was piebald?
Did they have some skin/scales to examine?
Re: re: DEBIT cards
The clerks are probablly penalised if any fake notes appear in their till. Control by fear does work, sadly.
... if one wants to 'Hide BCC recipients' ...
I thought the entire point of BCC was that nobody else (apart from you, the sender) knew that they had been sent a copy? Have I misunderstood something?
People who talk about what is 'cool' (or not) and argue about what is 'cool' are definitely not 'cool'. I'll tell you what 'cool' is; .... oh .....
Creepy chess set
How about a 'family' chess set where the King/Queen are Dad/Mum and favourite aunts and uncles are knight, bishop and rook. Cousins and siblings can be individual pawns; or whatever. I'm sure there are some people who would pay serious money if the end result was of good technical quality.
a quick Google tells us exactly who you are
Jack Gilbert has a neat and tidy beard that matches his eyebrows and his hair (just like mine does). As such, I have a lot of admiration for him and I think that you should cut him some slack.
em eks why zed pee tee el kay
I wonder if they take into account that the user may be Polish (etc) and is using a password this is perfectly pronounceable for them.
So, your wife is a linguist?
I'm on my way.
big $15.8m payout to lawyers
I assume they had fourty lawyers working on the IPO.
the “adult weight” of 87kg
I weigh 68kg (I'm 5'10" so my BMI is about 22) and regard myself as 'normal'. Am I actually 'skinny'?
" ... open source crows ... "
Do you think of them as flocking and feasting on the fruit of the Apple tree? You've got some deep symbolism going on in there. Lie down and tell us more.
Re: I just use...
The truly sad part is that many people can't recognise a parody and really do make an association between the original creator and the scene expressed in the parody. Hence the concerns of the original creators.
Re: "We've all done these things"
I suggest that you start with a picture of your naked feet. You can then build on that in a manner and over a timescale that you feel comfortable with. [creepy voice] Join us.
@AC Re: Interesting form of words
I just had a look at that judgement - it was about low flying military aircraft in 'navigable airspace' under the 'minimum safe altitude'. Causby was claiming damages for injury to livestock due to intense stress on them. The court determined that the government had taken an 'easement', a property right defined in law, which they have the power to do but which they must pay compensation for. That judgement would not seem to apply to this situation on a variety of counts.
 Tom beat me to it.
Interesting form of words
"The creator of the video said that footage was shot at the FAA-approved altitude of under 400 feet and was timed for shooting when no workers were at the site."
Did he ask the site owner's permission though?
"we are aggressively gathering facts at this point while working to protect customers."
That's " ... frantically gathering facts while working to cover our backsides."
If they put a few electric eels in there ....
.... each tank could be self powered.
The principles of logical thought, planning and abstract construction could easily be taught using BASIC and are in fact a necessity to get most BASIC programs working eventually. The fault finding and bug hunting skills would quickly follow on from the children's early attempts; with adequate teacher guidance of course. All this would give children a regular 'slap in the face', which is what they need to get used to if they want to function in the adult coding world.
You get an upvote from me.
Re: Funny thing is ...
"... so-called "social" networking addiction."
You've posted many comments here Jake and you've often told us details of yourself and your domestic/personal activities and interests. This could be a slippery slope situation.
"The assailant was likely to face a well-resourced investigation by the US authorities."
Are we using that word for data 'thieves' now?
Re: Oooh Goody..
Predicting the future isn't too difficult, is it?
If you know what you're doing ....
... you can put a bit of cold water into the pot before you pour freshly boiled water into it. This is how I make coffee and various teas. My kettle cost £10 about 10 years ago and if it breaks I can walk to the shop and buy a comparable replacement. I'm even capable of bringing water to 100degC in a pan on a cooker if all else fails.