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From the linked article
"Frank from across the street is an alternative operating systems hobbyist ...."
Jim Stone has been spying on me! How do I disable the phantom power supply?
@Duncan Macdonald Re: I'd be happy with ...
Can't they fool the human eyes by using an array of Red, Blue, Green LEDs (in the right mixture) behind a diffusing screen? It wouldn't be a smooth spectrum but it's the visual effect that matters.
Lamps 'R' Us
Re: Diatoms, its full of diatoms!
It's a fragment of a babelfish. (I'm good at jumping to conclusions.)
@AC 6:50 Re: Equally tiresome...
A Geiger counter? Yes please !!
Get your eyes tested
It says 'techim'.
Re: What next...?
I'm boycotting ASDA as part of my small protest.
Re: OH NOES! FINGERPRINTING!!!!!!11111ONE
Does it compute some kind of 'hash' and compare it against a stored value, which was generated when the fingerprintee was first registered on the system?
Opinions may differ
" ...a summary: two Apple employees interview ..."
I could be bothered to watch it. I saw two product developers presenting a summary of their efforts to two different senior staff in various weekly (?) meetings.
Then again, maybe it was a series of therapy sessions where the two developers try to explore the source of their discomfort.
Many thanks Tim and good luck with the new job
P.S. That picture should be subtitled 'Breaking Good'. (There may be some uncertainty about that.)
re. "... forced to spend time rebuilding ..."
I assume this was as simple as formatting and then loading up a saved image onto a new SSD.
Re: Just don't try this at home....
If you've ever made a quick bathroom visit, but forgotten to wash your hands after preparing some chilli peppers, you'll know not to do that. I'll never do it again!
Just wondering ......
Does the NSA get its own special OAuth token, just to make things a bit easier?
re. "... beyond the black"
I think that should be 'to/into the black'. (Firefly reference.)
Here on the small island ....
Can 'our' UK government exercise any kind of opt-out on this. I'm sure the big players like Vodafone and VM would be look unfavourably on all this.
I'll ask my mum to show me how it's done. This basement is getting a bit dusty.
@Aldous Re: The science behind Doctor Who?
The 'Titanic IN SPAAAAACCCEEEE' was a fully certified (for paying passengers) spaceship that had been built to resemble an old style ocean cruise liner. You need to pay more attention.
Imagine a Starbucks with one of these in the ceiling
It would charge your phone (if it had the internal receiver kit) and keep your 'coffee' hot at the same time.
re Quark smaller than Atom
They should have released the Proton, Neutron, Electron family first.
they are one step ahead ....
(Use Tor or a VPN) - www.hobby.uk.com
Thinking about it ...
If you consider the size of France and Germany (as a European example) and their short distance apart, we don't express surprise that the people in those two regions/countries speak in different languages. Then consider the size of the regions of China and their geographical separation from each other.
"A 1TB USB stick fits in the palm of your hand"
Great, but it costs over $3,000 in US money; not mainstream yet :)
Full marks for the speedometer arrangement.
For as long as I can remember, I've had cars where the steering wheel blocks my view of the speedo between about 65mph and 90mph; a critical range. I wish more car makers would take this into account.
Apart from that, I don't like badgery and I'd prefer black flashing instead of red.
Re: I call bullshit
" ... I can not come over ... management porno."
No matter how hard you tried?
Switching from big iron to x86 virtualisation
What does that have to do with Unix??
Re: Shurely shome mishtake?
Assuming that I follow what you are saying, would it be more correct to describe that as a 'measured/observed interaction in a Quantum Field'? Are you saying that photons are an intellectul construct of the observer? What does that imply for all the other force/field interaction particles, including the Higgs boson?
Cheap tag and cheap reader ......
.... means easy to obtain and easy to monitor in detail in a small electronics lab. Then the forger can carefully determine the required charateristics of a genuine tag. The interesting part of the article is where the reader also writes data to the memory of the tag. That part could take some figuring out.
@John Savard Re: Twas ever thus
I did a recognised apprenticeship at the same time as a thin-sandwich degree course, obtaining a first class honours degree. How do I fit in to your terribly restricted little world?
I have two. They pick up a signal just about anywhere.
Lessons never learned
The people who create/implement/operate a system or process are not the people you should trust to tell you if it is working properly.
I'll wait for the M&S version - cheap and bland but does the job.
I've got 16GB of cloud storage .....
... in the form of a memory stick plugged into the little FTP server (NSLU2) that is connected to my home router. I worry about whether it could withstand a sustained brute force attack :)
"I'm not a pro, but I know enough to be dangerous"
That is often the problem and may be her epitaph.
Re: This is new?
The last time I (accidentally) drank the lees from home made beer, I manufactured my own very spreadable product about twelve hours later.
Re: Ah well...
Maybe if you invented your own 'private language'; I'm thinking of the Navajo code-talkers of WW2 here. Then again, language is a form of encoding of meaning, so can encryption breaking techniques be used to translate an unknown language into your own language?
Whoever could it be?
Maybe someone who's trying to establish the IP address and location of 4000 relays of a Tor network? Or, maybe someone who's applying for funding to fight the menace of increasing Tor traffic? Oh, the possibilities.
@Graham Marsden Re: @frankl ly - Time for some social engineering
I may have tried to get too much concentrated goodness into it.
Time for some social engineering
Flood Facebook with pics of neatly dressed, well scrubbed teens reading books while helping elderly people to cross the road.
Re: The "Streisand Effect"
"But my goal of learning something new each day has been accomplished, thanks to El-Reg!!"
That's the main reason I read this site, and the comments of course.
re. energy drinks
I'm waiting for replies from combat wombat and mutated wombat.
How the heck?
"... 8,500 Lumia and Asha phone patents ..."
How on earth can you get 8,500 patents from developing two smartphones.
Re: Not exactly flashing
Indeed. I'd claim 'reasonable expectaton of privacy'. The cops had to make a deliberate effort to find them so it's their own fault for seeing what they saw.
re. Refused domains include .AFRICA and .GCC.
Did they give reasons why? Would/did they also refuse ASIA, EUROPE, ...etc? Has anyone applied for ATLANTIS?
Re: The latest progress report filed at Companies House today revealed that JP Associates (JPA),
There's no way they would have taken the job on unless they had guarentees that they would be paid for their work.
Re: The solution is simple...
I've got some readily available technology - a little piece of masking tape; it's simple.
@Chris G Re: The year is 2050 re. Lox/methane
I was hoping you'd finish your post with a 'cow jumping over the moon' reference.
Re: I honestly do not care who does it...
I just wish they'd do an international effort, which would result in more resources being available for any effort. I can imagine engineers and scientists working together on a project of this nature but I doubt that political interference would be far away though. Woud the ISS or the LHC be a good model for joint projects of this nature?
Re: All your phone are belong to us
If that aspect bothers you, buy a second phone on e-bay and run it purely for data transfers between the cloud storage and the phone and/or your local LAN storage. You don't even need to have a SIM card in it if you limit yourself to WiFi connections.
Economies of scale
"...gathering all of its cable players into a single company with 200 million connections ..."
I wonder if this will result in lower prices to the domestic consumer?
+1 for 'Innovagineer'
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