3226 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: Get rid of crappy google+
"The stuff they make themselves (wave, video, etc) is generally a pile of shite."
iGoogle and Google Reader were fantastic. I've no idea how their borg collective hive-mind works.
The response (in my dreams)
Just before Christmas, an advert appears on prime-time TV, peak viewing hours:
An office desk, with a laptop on it, running Windows, Larry Page and Tim Cook walk on-scene from opposite sides and both look at the laptop. They look at each other and say, "Windows!". They both turn to the camera and say, "It's a pile of shit." (The end).
I once saw the famous PEN 15 on a car in the late 70's. I can't even remember what car it was on. Is that still around/allowed? (You have to ask questions about the character of someone who wants that on their car.)
"... workarounds to such bans are a few clicks away online."
I would assume that the majority of casual downloaders (in the general public) wouldn't be able to find them easily. I have difficulty finding them and I regard myself as fairly savvy in this area. Do the ISPs keep any record of how many 'blocks' they initiate?
Sauce for the goose .....
It's quite right that any hypocrisy or double standards of public figures and major 'players' should be exposed in this way. So, can the NSA please release details of the internet habits of all senior western politicians, since I believe we have a right to know. They do work for us you know and I'd have serious doubts if any employee of mine was involved in unsavoury online activities.
@Bladeforce Re: Another example of how..
Are you saying that Microsoft used strongARM tactics?
I tried wearing the bi-coloured plastic glasses but I couldn't see any 3D effect. Am I doing it wrong?
Maybe they run a RAID-1 type arrangement with another rack, far away, as a mirror. Or something like that.
He should have used Pringles tubes
They're traditional, for a good reason.
Re: @Steven Smoke on the water vapour
If you're interested and in the UK, I recommend that you look at Vapeland and Liberty-Flights. If you do a Google search for e-cigs, e-cigarettes, etc. then you'll find loads of links and you'll easily be able to tell which are 'tabloid' type sites and which are the serious forum type of site.
My personal recommendation is that you start with the plastic-ciggie ones from Asda and learn how to take the end cap off the cartridges for refilling (hint - use a short stubby screw and a pair of pliers). Get 24mg strength e-juice and dilute it with glycerine, from the high street chemist, to knock it down to about 18mg strength, or whatever. Use a syringe or a needle capped plastic bottle to inject the e-juice down the side of the casing. I use a strong 'pipe' flavour mixed with caramel flavour - it's all personal taste and experimentation.
If you get fed up with the regular recharging and refilling with plastic ciggies, splash out on a twin-pack of eGo-T style of systems from Vapeland. They supply e-juice as well, as do many internet based sites.
I have no connection with any supplier of e-cigs, etc. This is all my personal experience and opinion.
Re: @Steven Smoke on the water vapour
The trading standards authority is only concerned with advertisments directed at the general public (and the quality of delivered items compared to stated quality, etc). E-cig adverts don't make any statement about the composition of the vapour and are careful to state that e-cigs are a substitute for smoking tobacco and that they contain nicotine and that if you don't use nicotine then you should not use e-cigs - all good stuff and no problem.
When I first started with e-cigs, last year, I did a lot of 'internet research' on them and I found that the 'serious' websites, usually run by the suppliers of e-juice and e-cig components, had very good explanations of how they worked and what they produced.
However, the tabloid press types of websites stated that the e-cigs produced mainly water vapour. This was repeated all over the internet on these types of sites. I've no idea why this is and I was amazed that the UK NHS website made exactly the same incorrect statement. It may be that at an early stage, somebody did say that it was 'like inhaling water vapour' (which it isn't) but I have no idea how this 'meme' started.
@Steven Re: Smoke on the water vapour
The pale grey clouds produced by e-cigs are not water vapour. They are a 'fog' of glycerine and propylene glycol. (Visible steam from a kettle is a fog of water). For some reason, a longish time ago, somebody on the internet stated that the e-cig stuff was mainly water vapour, which is obviously incorrect by any rational analysis. If you read internet articles about e-cigs you will find that exact same statement repeated all over the place, with very similar wording - it's an internet meme, or lazy journalism, call it what you will.
I am not making any statements about the health aspects of e-cigs. I am simply stating what should be obvious after any rational analysis.
Note: if you did heat glycerine and propylene glycol up so much that it 'transmorgified', it would probably produce something very nasty indeed.
Smoke on the water vapour
"Instead of smoke, the vapour is nearly all water vapour,..."
This statement is repeated on every website article I've seen and also in the UK NHS website articles.
How can it be that a mixture of glycerine and propylene glycol, when heated, produces water vapour??
The answer is that it doesn't, it produces glycerine and propylene glycol vapour. I am amazed that the false statement about 'water vapour' has been repeated all over the internet. (There is a small amount of water added to the mixture to make it easier to flow when filling and for wick wetting.)
Note: I use the Ego-T and the plastic ciggy models and I've figured out how to refill the cartidges that you can buy cheaply in Asda. I mix my own e-juice and prefer the plastic ciggy for the 'natural' feel, but they don't last anywhere near as long as an Ego-T on a full charge and a full tank.
re. "(the politically acceptable phrase is "turnkey", by the way):"
The obvious phrase is "turkey".
The chains we make for ourselves are the strongest chains of all.
Re: I'll use it for gaming at least
"... I'd get hung up on things behind me."
It should be easy enough to put a rear-view mirror at the top of the display? Everybody who drives a car would be able to accept that.
Will this account be handed over to David Cameron's replacement, when the time comes? If so, can it be wiped/reset so the new Prime Minister doesn't have to go through it removing things he disagrees with?
Re: They have some serious uses
If it was made off-site how long did she have to wait for it to be delivered and fitted? I assume her milled down tooth was scanned at the dentist and the scanned data sent out for manufacture. No temporary crown, so how long was she waiting with a 'red raw stump' until her crown could be finally fitted?
re. keeping cookies open/active: Firefox: Edit > Preferences > Privacy -> Exceptions button
This lets you specify which cookies are always/never/temporarily allowed.
Re: to IPO
'The last time I checked, ....' or 'When I last checked, ...' would be correct.
If you wanted to get good air flow through a nose, you'd make (evolve) it to be short with wide nostrils.
Is it possisble that the larger male nose is intended partly for sexual signalling. It sounds fanciful to modern minds, but consider prehistoric hunter-gatherers grouped together in the middle of winter. They'd be wrapped up in identical looking thick furs with long untidy hair and the only distinguishing features would be their grimy faces. Eyebrows, mouths and chins (in general) show sex related differences in appearance, so why not noses too?
What about 'Crimbo' (Chrimbo?)
Did the Aussies make that one up?
I think he's had an idea for the spray on coating, .... dealing with enlargement ..... etc.
Why don't they just disconnect the data cables to the dark internet?
It needs an adjustable incline
That would be interesting :)
Re: OK, safety first...
Ahhh but ...... you know what will happen when the servers realise there is a kill circuit that they have no control over.
Re: Nice !
He did leave, but he left in a TARDIS, so it gets complicated.
Re: It may be a dumb question but ...
Since dogs tend to follow human populations around (or get dragged along), then the modern European dog may well have mixed ancestry and any separate domestication/evolution could have been muddied in the past during the many human migrations.
Winter is coming
So is Black Friday.
It was looking for warmth and companionship that the humans never gave it and the stove was hot stuff.
I live in fear of the TeraJug. It will come one day.
Re: Get nothing for free
I've been using gmail for about 7 years and used that account to sign in to Android for 3 years (2 x HTC phones and now a Nexus 4) and have that account as my google wallet. I've never had any spam from Google. I use AdBlock on my browser and on my Android phone. Is any of this significant or useful to you? You did say it was an Android phone from China?
I watched the video
That was some weird s**t. (Right at the end.) I found the entire situation there, as presented, to be very alienating and depressing.
future scenarios in which “medical imaging ..."
Don't panic, until we tell you to.
" Microsoft said failure to migrate would mean banks not being able to support biometric readers, ...."
Isn't this about drivers for the readers? If so, the manufacturers had better write some XP drivers; or maybe Linux drivers :)
The government of the USA is incapable of controlling one of it's own agencies or formulating laws that have the originally intended effect. That's probably quite common across Europe as well.
Re: I read this and I think
Especially if it's an illegally downloaded book or TV show.
@TheFatMan Re: "Instead of waiting for someone to create a product for you .....
I can understand your thinking behind that easy put down, but I'm sure he's right. If you consider how this will probably be used by children and teachers, it will be like the teaching of 'computing' using Word and Excel to teach children 'how computers work'. You don't teach someone how a car works by showing them how to drive it around a quiet urban backstreet.
"... greater than a 7-to-1 dilution rate to be deemed a nuisance"
Shouldn't that be 'less than 7-to-1 dilution ..." to be noticable and therefore a nuisance?
(I'm assuming that 7-1 dilution means 7 parts air to 1 part smelly substance.)
Re: "The Fruity Firm"
Clichés die if you don't overuse them.
Would it be posible to cause confusion and disruption in hyena society by 'posting' false messages using these bacterial cultures? Would this be an ethical experiment?
This would be great if the kids were allowed to wear pirate costume fancy dress, complete with cardboard swords.
Re: I wonder
Steady on. The USA isn't the 50's USSR. Not yet anyway.
It will be up to the government to decide if this substance is allowed to be sold to the public. The drinks industry is very wealthy and gives money to the government and also pays lots of taxes and excise duty to the government. Hence, the government will not allow this 'alcohol replacement' to be sold.
...tests against physical security,...
How many 'key staff' do you need to gather into a disused warehouse and 'persuade', in order to have access to serious amounts of money. Just wondering.
Re: Its Neat!
One possibility would be to use it as a development system to write and debug an application, then port the software to a "down and dirty with the connections" target system.
"If multiple parties apply for pre-registration, ..."
This raises many questions and has many possibilities for corruption.
Even if you're careful to make sure they're entered as text entries?
That was my first thought too, but the Raspberry Pi solution would be much cheaper (not counting your time in setting it up and messing around with it).
It looks like the sort of thing I used to draw when I was 13. I used to 'design' fully working interplanetary spaceships.
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