"... the reported per-post stipend the users receive from the government .."
A stipend is a fixed periodic payment.
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"... the reported per-post stipend the users receive from the government .."
A stipend is a fixed periodic payment.
"... his bio page has been wiped clean. If Lowe has been flushed, ..."
Or is it just my sense of potty-humour?
"... giving each Estonian a public/private key pair ..."
I wish somebody in the government would give me a public/private key pair. Then I could encrypt my data in the secure knowledge that only I and people who I authorise could access it.
I was wondering why it did what appeared to be a rapid controlled roll through 180 degrees on take off. Does anyone know?
So, not much to do with listening to music then?
"...ad monetization, and customer acquisition and marketing."
That's where the real money is nowadays.
I remember signing up with Paypal, many years ago. Their explanation/blurb made the point that two items of information were needed to access the account: the signup email address and the password - so it's very secure. Imagine my surprise, and disgust, when eBay vendors (and spammers and phishers) started communicating with me via the unique Paypal login address that I'd created.
I think that Vince is trying to tell us that he died in the early seventies. It's wonderful that he stays in touch from beyond the grave.
I ask my regular creditors for their bank details and then I call my bank and pay by bank transfer. I've been doing that for about twenty years with no problems.
Note the dot. The dot is significant and important.
Adobe's other products (Photoshop, etc) seem to have good reputations.
.... just give it a good twist to unscrew it, wiggle it out of the ring spanner (apply WD-40 as needed) and then refit it?
El Reg says, "Email address is not valid"
Was it supposed to break it or something?
You should try 'French Pipe'. That's like chewing Condor Flake (yes, I did try that once).
A mixture of caramel and coffee for me.
This is a local company, for local people. There's nothing for you here.
to create a false social media account to lure Scottish Council officers into revealing their innermost fantasies and personal secrets and then sending these to other Scottish Council officers? As long as it's not made public then it should be ok.
"Huggins certainly has experience of restructuring businesses - he’s held directorships at tens of companies that were liquidated, ..."
Past performance is not indicative of future results - but it does make you wonder.
Swimming in the North Sea at the height of summer is certainly a 'bracing' experience. I wonder if it's the price of electricity in bordering countries that stops people from using it as a data centre heat dump.
"The reduced air pressure allows the vehicles to move at nearly the speed of sound while using very little propulsive power."
What is the speed of sound in a "near vacuum"?
Many years ago, when using Win XP, I found a simple program that would take a picture from a webcam at regular intervals and overwite a .jpg file with it. It was a simple matter to set up an Apache webserver to deliver that picture. Since I knew my IP address (or could use DynDNS or NoIP) I could proudly show my colleagues a realtime picture of my living room that updated every time I pressed a browser reload button. They shrugged and said 'meh'.
Hasn't anyone developed a similar arrangement (with better options) and put it on GitHub or similar places?
"However, any products will still need to be certified by the Thread Group and manufacturers will need to sign up as members."
Fork it and rename it as Stitch. Share it with us and set up a user group called the Sewing Circle.
"The argument "'I never click on ads, so nobody loses if I block them" does not hold water - ...(etc)"
The publisher is easily capable of blocking site access to those people who do block ads. So, if as you say they don't like the "deal", they are free to not accept it.
Your comparison with .mp3 files is not reasonable since .mp3 files were produced with the intent of selling them. No website I've ever seen has a statement that my viewing of the ads is a condition of looking at it. Some websites have told me that they know I'm blocking ads and politely ask me to consider not blocking them. Yes, it's complex and comparisons with other forms of publishing don't shed light on it.
It is a strange situation. Quite a few years ago, I used to buy The Independent newspaper in the UK, spending about £25 a month. For a long time now, I've read The Independent online and that £25 a month pays for my internet connection and resulting access to many other publications. I imagine that lots of people are in a similar situation to me. I also use Adblock, NoScript and Request Policy (3rd party content block) to the maximum extent possible consistent with reading a news article.
The Independent has now become an online-only newspaper. So, where do they get their money from and how long can they last?
"Many of those who were sent the texts had consented to receiving messages about areas including leisure, home improvements and insurance ...."
Many of those who were sent texts had purchased or enquired about leisure goods/services, home improvement materials or insurance. They had foolishly given their mobile number, thinking that this would be used in case of a genuine and urgent need to contact them.
Coat: As fast as I can butt with a limp.
Thank you for the link Herby :) However, that site closed in July last year :( It all changes so fast nowadays, I just can't keep up with what's happening, lol. (Who needs emojis anyway?)
"It is made by spending hundreds and hundreds of hours rubbing the axe against fine-grained material until you have a polished edge," Professor O'Conner says.
"The smooth surface of the axe head was unnatural and was achieved according to tests through an estimated 800 strokes against sandstone."
It wouldn't take me 'hundreds and hundreds of hours' to perform 800 grinding/polishing strokes on a small axehead. I suggest that these ancient humans invented the tea break and went too far with it.
I suppose the Doctor could take them back in time, so they can strangle it at birth. Oh ... I've just realised.
I was in the PLA for 5 years but I spend all my time goofing off and falsifying my worksheets and travel records. That's not 'working'.
You should be inducted into the comedy hall of fame for that, no matter how much it Hertz.
Now that I've actually read the linuxmint.com latest blog/article:
"Multimedia codecs can be installed easily:
From the welcome screen, by clicking on “Multimedia Codecs”
or from the main menu, by clicking on “Menu”->”Sound and Video”->”Install Multimedia Codecs”
or during the installation process, by clicking a checkbox option."
There may be some legal subtlety at work. The existing versions with codecs can only be distributed in certain countries (such as the UK) where it's legally possible to distribute these codecs. These versions with codecs can't be distributed in Japan and the USA (I think).
If, after installation and logging in, a user takes positive voluntary action to install codecs, that's the user's responsibility. If it's done as part of the system installation process then it's the distributor's responsibility.
I've been using Mint for three years and it never occurred to me to find out how many other people use it. You must be interested in it, deep down inside, you know, (wink).
In the form of a legally binding contract, with clearly stated timescales, measurable achievements, conditional stage payments and a combination of early finish bonuses with stiff penalty clauses for failures. I'm sure the government could manage that. Oh ..... wait a minute.
I like the way they name the landing barges after Culture minds/ships. Or maybe the barges named themselves. In case anyone missed it in the video, that one is called 'Of Course I Still Love You'. I think a previous barge was named 'Just Read The Manual'. Never mind Gravitas, let's have some fun.
"Nest's arrival also spurred Honeywell into action, resulting in a range of new thermostats from the company with more user-friendly interfaces and even a new round thermostat Honeywell calls Lyric."
It seems that Honeywell have copied Nest. Honeywell should thank Nest for encouraging it to get off its big fat backside and do something new.
"Honeywell brought its case against Nest in 2012 claiming the upstart had infringed its patents covering user interfaces and remote controls."
Yeah, right. Just about every UI design under the sun is obvious to anyone "skilled in the art" and most of them are just about presentation of graphic-art on a box of some shape. I wasn't aware that Honeywell had invented a new remote control technology that had never been used before.
Last September, I got a recycled Win 7 Pro SP1 licence and installation DVD, did the install on my desktop, and went through three months of update hell before it eventually asked me if I wanted to upgrade to Win 10. I said yes and it did, so I now have Win 10 'capability'. Maybe if you leave it running and connected to the internet it will get there eventually.
As for Win 10 itself, I've installed three programs (yes, programs, not applications!) that don't run well under WINE if at all. It seems to work and it looks 'modern'.
My name is ...... I said ..... ok, ok,... foxtrot, romeo, alpha, november, er, er, the eleventh letter of the alphabet ..... no, not the seventh, the eleventh. Yes, it has happened, more than once. They sounded American but I suspect that they merely learned 'English' from American tutors or (more likely) watched many American tv series.
It seems that neither she nor the bank live in the real world.
It'll take about a week to heal so no jolly rogering for a while.
As far as I'm aware, in the UK, calls from a mobile to a 'standard' landline and other mobile networks are the same. (Having said that, I'm on a contract with a fixed number of minutes a month.) I know that some mobile networks offer discounted or 'free' minutes for calls on PAYG within their own network.
Windows 10 with automatic updates enabled !
There is a legal requirement to give equal opportunities regardless of religious belief and sexual orientation. Also, as a publicly funded body, the NHS has made commitments to these principles. How can they prove that they have given equal opportunities, for compliance checks and flag waving? Simple: they note, record, analyse, (and publish) these data metrics about their staff.
(However, I have a feeling that if you said that you're a pansexual Pastafarian, your career wouldn't go very far.)
Sounds more like a farting sound to me.
“We can't force them to make these changes, but we can educate them.”
You can force them, in new versions, but that might drive them away.
Free, permissive licence, many users, lots of forums; what's not to like? Oh, wait a minute, what's this security thing?
That looks like the foreground to me.
Have you tried turning it off and then on again?
Like an abstract work of art.
"In a separate statement, the company's founder and CEO Thurman Rogers has announced he will step down from the role, saying that the board and executive staff have urged him to “bring new blood” into the company."
That sounds like polite code for being kicked out.
"... I delegate .com, .net, country codes and the few .info sites that are criminal so all these other domains effectively don't exist."
Did you mean to say "... that are not criminal ..."?