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On the new internet, everybody will know you're a .dog.
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On the new internet, everybody will know you're a .dog.
Are you thinking (Linus Torvalds) what I'm thinking?
I used to design using the 6802 for small scale industrial monitoring equipment and some naval instrumentation kit. It had a small amount of on-board RAM (about 2KB I think, which was all the system needed) so I didn't have to add any RAM to the PCB. Ah, happy days hand crafting assembler, stored on 8" floppies using a MICE. (That's Microprocessor In Circuit Emulator, for those too young to know, or even care probably.)
You don't pay VAT on phone calls. You pay VAT on top of the price that you pay for goods and services, whatever those goods and services are. If you want an 'analogy', this is like excise duty on tobacco and alcohol in that the government want a given amount from the suppliers for the quantity supplied, in addition to the normal tax on business profits. Government sees that people do things and sees that they will probably keep doing things and increase their consumption - government says "we can squeeze money out of that, let's go!".
N/0 = infinitely times more is what the heading may have tried to imply.
Apart from the 'convenience' of remotely read gas/electricity/water meters (no need to be there to let a meter reader in once a year), how can an IoT domestic thing actually make my life easier, in a noticeable way, than it already is?
(Note: I don't 'need' to contact my central heating system to get it to warm up early if I intend to arrive home early because I don't suffer from a low metabolism and I have wooly jumpers at home.)
... and the North Korean government detects me and provides proof to the UK police, will I go to prison in the UK? Or, will the UK extradite me to North Korea?
I've read that this is the first time in a very long time that Sliding Springs has gone for a Sol approach. Would this mean it has lots of volatile compounds and undisturbed dust to give off, hence the large and fat tail?
if source(statement) = Department_of_Education
then credibility(statement) = 0;
It's a Magic Leap of Faith.
There are many people called Jonathan Marks, but there is only one Lord Marks of Henley-on-Thames. A similar situation applies to Baroness (Sarah) Brinton. At least this way we know exactly who the article is about and what their 'job' is, no matter how (un)deserving anyone may feel they are of that 'job'.
Why do you reboot after an update? I thought that wasn't needed with Linux generally. My MINT system never asks me to reboot after an update and I've seen no documentation or advice anywhere to say that I should.
If a flying 'thing' flies over my property (lower than a certain height) and it's not obviously a plane or helicopter and it's not a protected species, can I legally shoot at it with a legally held weapon?
If they'd made the bricks from recycled paper bags, I'd be impressed. I wonder what the bricklayers were actually thinking and saying as they built it.
If they took it seriously, they'd have had a security audit and actual testing of their POS and other equipment as soon as high street retailers started to get hit by these attacks. That was how long ago?
Yes, but as a customer you belong to them and they're proud of their customers and like to wave them around so everyone can see.
I'm wondering what happened to Carol and Dave; they used to work closely with Alice and Bob.
Note: Eve is an eavesdropper, she's a victim of nominative determinism and we should feel sorry for her.
I have two 6310i phones and they still work fine. I have one on PAYG in the glove compartment of my car for use in emergencies, the main battery lasts for months if it's turned off. I'd have thought that the PCB battery was just to save your settings and content so you could still use it as long as you kept the main battery topped up and the phone turned on? If you did that, you'd need to charge it every week or so, depending on use?
My first thought. The time to worry is when they announce Microsoft Linux with updates coming from Redmond every Tuesday.
" ... to develop autonomous aircraft that can position themselves around other aircraft in order to be service them or locate problems that need attention."
Until I'd read to the end of the next page, I had a mental image of passengers on Easy Jet flights looking out of the window to see a fleet of small drone aircraft moving closer and then tightening nuts and lubing aileron actuators, as they flew along.
"To be good at Computer Science you need Maths and Physics,"
Maths and Physics would certainly be a big help when you're starting Computer Science. They are about how things work, why they work, what will happen if you do certain things, etc. All good stuff for the logical thought needed to get a program (do we say "app" nowadays?) to do what you want it to do. I'd suggest that they are not essential however and that an open mind and a willingness to learn and an enjoyment of learning are key factors to success.
What we need, in the industry, are people who can communicate with other people and understand their problems, needs and requirements - then implement those in a deliverable system, on time, within budget and to specification. Those abilities are woefully lacking in many industries.
How about a group of kids are put in contact with another group of kids, at a different school and given the task of producing a system for them, having regular meetings and trying to establish what is needed and then doing it. Initial guidance from teachers and a set of 'template projects' would be needed here. Regular progress meetings and test feedback would soon teach them the skills they will need in the real world. Experienced teachers would be needed to stop fights breaking out.
"... figures compiled by ACPO where we don't know what data MADE UP the final numbers."
There, fixed it for you.
As you say. What could be simpler and easier to sort out that that? It's almost intuitive.
That would be a serious fever that you'd remember every time you looked in a mirror.
From the picture, it appears that the male has two apparently identical implantation appendages, so that in theory it could mate with two females simultaneously. I'm just exploring all possibilities here ......
Oh, it's IE .......
Yes, the laws already exist to punish people who threaten and cause genuine fear for a person's life and safety. So why haven't more prosecutions been made at magistrate's court level, with fines and a couple of months in prison for the serious case?
The government, the courts and the police want more laws and more power, even though they don't use the powers they already have, unless it's convenient for them to do so of course.
Idiots often see the truth, because of their unblinkered innocence. (Only kidding; I'm sure you're not innocent.) We also had the scene (I forget which series and episode) where Clara directed an 'early' Doctor to a particular place, the implication being that she was nudging him into selecting a particular TARDIS when he ran away from Gallifrey. She certainly is well scattered through his timeline.
Then we have the bits with Matt Smith where the TARDIS seems to react against Clara in a passive-aggressive way.....
My personal opinion is that there may have been a long term 'arc' in someone's mind but it's all getting fragmented and too much trouble to develop and present in a coherent way. After the first two episodes of this series, I stopped watching (more in sorrow than anger) and now I just just read a few reviews on Sunday morning, none of which make me regret my decision.
It's an observation of anomolous X-ray levels that _could_ be explained by postulating axions from the sun interacting with the earth's magnetic field.
You have made many enquiries about User Acceptance Testing. There will, of course, be User Acceptance Testing. When the software is ready and it has escaped from the development team, it will find you and it will test you, mercilessly. If it finds that you are worthy and acceptable, it will install itself on your computers. Do NOT try to interfere with that process, unless you wish to suffer serioius injury and possibly death.
I've performed numerous UATs in formal circumstances on behalf of the user. On one side you get the supplier trying to pull the wool over your eyes and whispering to your higher level management that you're not up to the job or, even worse, you're being 'unreasonable'. On the other side, you get your own higher management blaming you if it doesn't pass because of 'minor and easily fixed' shortfalls. All this with a printed and agreed UAT procedure that has been available for weeks. Your immediate manager is sympathetic to you but he is under pressure too and so he slides the blame onto you - in a kind and regretful way.
It's not a job for anyone with a heart or a soul.
I'm sure they don't offer 'bug fixes' or minor functionality updates for old running versions. They and other device makers push an OTA update and then nag you to accept it. The attitude seems to be "it's new and we made it so it's good and you must have it."
The last 'minor update' to KitKat made it ask me if I really wanted to use the third-party phone dialler app that I have, every time I try to make a phone call. Even if I press the 'Always' option after selecting my third-party dialler app, it still asks me on the next phone call. I suspect that if I selected the built in Google phone app, then presses 'Always', I wouldn't have that annoyance.
I think I'll avoid this for my Nexus 4. My experience of previous updates, going back over four years and three Android phones is that Google change things because they can - from the point of view of 'look and feel'. Updates have also slowed my phones down and have removed functionality in the past. I've spent nearly two years getting used to my Nexus 4 as it is. It works fine and I don't want any changes to it.
That's where someone has marked their turf by pissing on it. It's primitive but effective.
Any device running Android Lollipop wouldn't remain unlicked for long.
The correct expression is "****load, since there is no difference between a metric ****load and an imperial ****load, both being a qualitative rather that a quantitative measure.
For the ****ton, whether it is metric or imperial needs to be specified in speech, since the words 'ton and 'tonne' sound identical. In writing, the spelling is different and so the word 'metric' is not needed.
"And that is how Chinese characters work – it is not the finished picture that relays the information but the individual strokes built on top of one another. Do the strokes in a different order and they mean something completely different."
How do Chinese people read books and newspapers and e-mail and websites, if all they can see is the 'finished picture' with no information about the order in which the 'strokes' were made?
BBC Worldwide is a wholly owed subsidiary of the BBC. Its entire purpose is to sell BBC and other British TV programming abroad. In the last financial year, it generated headline profits of £157.4m and headline sales of £1,042.3m and returned £173.8m to the BBC. I'm wondering how it managed to generate such poor profits on sales of TV shows from the BBC, unless it pays the BBC (and ITV comnpanies maybe) large amounts of IP fees for those TV shows.
In 2013-14, BBC income from license fees was £3.7 billion, with a total income of £5 billion. I assume some of the extra £1.3 billion came from IP fees from BBC Worldwide?
So, BBC Worldwide is a corporate front to let the BBC get more money (and why not) and it mostly relies on the license fee to get a product to sell.
Puffed Up Loquacious Singer?
""Finding and fixing bugs isn't the way to go, ..."
" ... organisations should follow suit and stop "patching every vulnerability" ..."
"That strategy has .... , and sped the time to patch from 10 weeks ....... to a recent record of 36 hours"
Apart from the apparent logical disconnect, this seems to say we should wait until somebody bad finds a weakness, then defend as hard as we can. Don't bother fixing any faults, flaws or weaknesses; just wait until the bad guys find it then work hard and claim rapid success.
Is there any other kind of space lab in our solar system? Do the Reg team know something we don't?
Wasn't she the one who sold her shares in Lastminute.com just before the, er, last minute when the share price crashed? That was lucky for her, many people didn't sell or they bought before the last minute and were left holding losses.
I know that surrogacy is not adoption. Note that I said "... would cover ..." and "... associated legal issues ..." and " ... where this is going ...". I'm trying to imply a future scenario ....... don't you get it?
"Unfortunately the main limiting factor are not the eggs, it is the uterus. After reaching 40 or so, ...."
Yes, but read on .....
"We also offer an Adoption Assistance program, where Apple reimburses eligible expenses associated with the legal adoption of a child."
This would cover the 'rent a womb' arrangements that happen, with associated legal issues. You can see where this is going.
"Since the transmission began as IP, and a smartphone already has a high bandwidth IP path, why not just miss out the bit in the middle? "
If they tried that now, there would be many independent data streams, to individual mobiles, many carrying identical data. To reduce that, there would need to be special, additional, mobile data broadcast channels to be supported by the mobile operator and by each mobile phone. Maybe that could be the 'new DAB'?
Fur clad .... mmmmm ... I don't care what they sound like.
Is it a mobile phone as well? I thought it was just a WiFi tablet.
In the mid to late '70s, I used to use buses, underground and trains for all my travel. Then, the idea that there could be a phone on a train was the stuff of science fiction. I didn't even have a phone in my small rented flat (or a television or a computer). If I tell that to youngsters nowadays, they don't believe me.
... a sparrow snowed on them.