Re: Rince and Repeat.
Rincewind? I'm sure Terry Pratchett's books will still be around in 100 years time.
4749 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Rincewind? I'm sure Terry Pratchett's books will still be around in 100 years time.
I read that as '... man-in-the-piddle attacks, fisting and cross-dress stripping ...'
Yes, I will be alone on Valentine's Day. How did you know?
"... & her wig fell off ......", yes indeed.
Have you noticed her throat? Adam's apple?
That would be the poisoned oranges. You have to watch her all the time.
Yes, I got one (dual quad-core 3GHz with 8GB RAM for £185) and very nice it is too. However, there is a strange problem with many T5400 motherbords (which happened in mine after three months regular use) in that they can develop a fault where on restart, but before booting from the HD, they hang up with just a flashing cursor showing for 5 minutes before proceeding to start up as normal. After trying three replacement motherboards from a local PC-recycler-seller, I found that this was a common problem. I won't go into details but I think it's caused by repeated mains power cycling, which is the sort of thing you do when you get a second hand machine and start fitting bits to it and generally messing around with it. In 'normal' use in a commercial environment, this doesn't happen to them.
I've seen reports of problems with an identical description on various forums.
Would it be worse to be ruled/governed by an evil dictator or by an idiot?
"Why? Because [Hackers,] Security Agencies, Police and the Rogue Elite, are going to find ways to access leaky TV data and use it against us in ways it was never intended...."
You answered your own question :(
"A blocker is placed over the cable to stop users connecting their own router or inserting their own along the chain."
If an ethernet cable comes out of it, you connect that to the upstream port of your own router; surely? Or is it a very devious arrangement?
"... William Herschel, the man behind Uranus"
Resistance is futile.
"Tinetti adds that a platform outside Earth's atmosphere is needed to conduct this kind of analysis, since the light filtered through a planet's atmosphere “is only about one ten thousandth of the overall light from the star”. "
I assume this is about infrared attenuation due to water vapour in the atmosphere?
"... there are still a couple of bugs in this release but they were pretty obscure so “... while I was tempted a couple of times to do an rc8, there really wasn't any reason for it.” "
Is there a desperate need to meet a deadline? Does a major contract demand delivery?
A person might say something in their sleep that indicates they should be subject to further observation, so it's important that the NSA/GCHQ/etc can collect the sound recordings.
Similarly, disturbed sleep of a particular pattern could indicate serious health problems, so this should be used to unlock the door to allow access to emergency services responders, paticularly for older people or people who live alone.
All this would be subject to appropriate oversight of privacy and personal security considerations of course.
Thats US-English rather than English.
.... says that it's now ok to carry on doing what they have been doing. Foam rubber dentures!
I think I read (can't rememebr where, it may have been speculation) that there's a small metal bellows (like an accordion) with a case breather hole leading to one side of it and the helium filled innards on the other side.
Maybe a bit stiff in his movements with a dry/resonant voice? I'm wondering.
Look at how many police officers wearing protective clothing are needed to deal with the situation.
Why not use Flash?
Now my post looks silly.
This is why you should use the Corrections link. Fixing the error can make your comment look surreal (not a bad thing) or silly.
So, he'll be doing lots of driving and footwork for a while. Or will each of you be invited to his home/office to receive a personal apology?
I'm not allowed to tell you about my (lack of) involvement.
What are the conventions for using job descriptions as titles? Is it about rank/appointment? We refer to "President Obama" and "Queen Elizabeth" but don't say "Prime Minisister Cameron" or "Director Jones".
Cyncism and negativity are also banned. Your attitude is not conducive to a harmonious commentardiat. A re-education unit will arrive at your location shortly.
"Companies are required by law in most places to maximise profits, ..."
Are there actually any laws that say, "The company must be operated in such a way as to maximise profits , etc.." or do the laws say, "The directors must act in the best interests of the shareholders, etc".
This isn't the first time that I've seen comments to the effect that companies are legally obliged to maximise their profits.
When will we see this pair in a Raspberry Pi?
Ad? I see no ads.
"... a handful of security guards and a few cleaners ..."
And an untidy looking man to turn it all off and then on again, as required.
I think it's because Blue Peter is definitely targeted at an audience of children.
We already have a 1:1 scale replica of the entire earth updated in _actual_ realtime and it's FOSS. I was exploring parts of it yesterday.
"... almost as quickly as they can be played ..."
Have you tried watching video files and inctreasing the play speed slightly? I once did that accidentally and didn't notice it was playing at X1.1 speed. At X1.2 it can be barely noticable depending on the speed of the dialogue.
Blocked by Virgin Media - sighs. It's ok, there are quite a few pebbles on the beach.
... but was disappointed.
I read the linked article to get more details and it is interesting. As the article points out, they were charged because of the 'misappropriation theory'.
" ...when he misappropriates confidential information for securities trading purposes, in breach of a duty owed to the source of the information ..."
The article goes on to explain that the information belongs to Capital One/Visa/Mastercard but they are looking after it for Chipotle, to whom it ultimately belongs.
But heck, wait a minute. Surely that information really belongs to the people who spent the money in the first place? It was the customers of Chipotle (and other companies that were monitored) who bought goods and had (eventually) to pay for them who created that information in the first place. I'd be in favour of a system whereby any profits of this type of activity were shared with the people who's credit card spending was analysed for that purpose. (Yeah, fat chance, I know).
My point is that the 'creators' of the information (the paying members of the public) are not regarded as the owners. It is the corporations who take ownership of it in the same way that Google etc. take ownership of creative input from their contributors and the NHS in the UK are about to take ownership (and sell) information provided by members of the public who have medical problems - all to the monetary benefit of corporations and those acting as government contractors.
... What do you expect? It was probably 'developed' by a bunch of 17-year olds.
"... defect to some new service ..."
What about Vimeo and similar services that I've noticed or read about? I don't keep up with these developments so I'm wondering if they are a viable alternative platform for people who want their work to be noticed and to make money for themselves.
I'm sure that a small array of cheap solar cells, no matter how dusty and dirty they became, would put out more power than the tree would.
IP address assignments on a mobile network change every time you connect, in the simple tests that I've done. What they probably do is retain the customer ID.
.... that it's a cartoon of the prophet Mohammed? When I first saw it, I assumed it was a steroetypical drawing of an 'Arabic type'.
" I assume they notified you of these limits in the advertising before you signed up."
No, they didn't. Back when I 'signed up' (when it was still NTL), they had a clause that said they (paraphrasing) "had the right to take technical measures to protect their network from customers who behaved in such a way as to ... blah, blah, blah ....". This seemed to be about hackers and script kiddies and snoopers etc. which would be a perfectly reasonable thing to do, of course. The throttling was only revealed when many people noticed distinct throttling characteristics and talked about their experiences on various forums, thus reaching the obvious conclusion. Virgin Media refused to admit that they were throttling and made nebulous comments about 'protecting their network' before finally admitting that they were throtting and writing clear terms into new contracts.
I don't mind the data throttling and would say that the current way in which it is done seems reasonable and is clearly stated in the T&Cs. What I don't like, and do mind, is the lies and obfuscation that went on before they started being honest about it.
No, that's contention and overselling their overall data capacity. Throttling is when you notice a distinct and sudden drop in speed after you've downloaded a certain amount of data during a period of a day (or whatever). That speed drop can be gradually stepped as you pass various trigger points of data download amount.
Virgin Media used to be very heavy and distinct in that they would halve my speed when I went over 1.5GB in a day. Nowadays they have a more nuanced approach which is explained deep within their website.
That might not be a good thing to do.
"... will now be held hostage by opinions, not facts."
Every company is held hostage to opinion, to some extent, according to their dependence on the good will of the public. That's what marketards are for.
Shouldn't that be a constellation of astroboffins?
"... to get his teeth into a new brand ..."
A juicy one, I assume.
... so I'm not surprised that asteroids get together for companionship.
If he was a useless seat warmer, why was he elevated .......... oh
"... a future application of the DALER might be to find victims in dangerous areas after a natural disaster."
And then feast on their blood.
Coat: I had to get that in - I'm going
You can't meaningfully give your permission for something you don't understand and for which you're not truly aware of the consequences. All that is irrelevant of course since people will sign up for shiny techno goodness because it's so 'convenient'.
I'm not sure about your makeup (too colourful and contrasty) but you have some great videos - thanks :)