I despair ....
.... for the future of 'civilisation'.
5176 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
.... for the future of 'civilisation'.
He was checking for Trojans.
There was a case a while back, reported in the Register but I forget which journal, where a researcher was fed up with being spammed for contributions. He wrote a mock paper that had fancy technical sentences and graphs, etc. It was funny and silly (El Reg gave the link) and they published it.
When a large number of people started laughing at them, they talked about suing the researcher for damaging their 'reputation'. He pointed out that there was no contract between them and they had asked him to provide a paper. He could also have said that he was always under the impression that they were a comedy journal.
WANIMAL's pics have a dull and lifeless quality with no technical or composition merit that I can see. Are my tastes improving or am I just jaded?
Or, Disconnect could offer it for download from their website and the user could sideload it into their phone. That's how people can install AdBlock on Android.
I'm waiting for an Android 'upgrade' to perform seek-and-destroy operations against AdBlock and similar apps. You just know they want to.
A good acronym for a coalition of organisations that seem to have been operating without one for many years.
"... there's a dual core Atom at 500Mhz in there, along with 1GB of RAM and 4GB of flash ..."
That's so it can handle updates and upgrades for the entire leaky stage of the child's development.
"... Pied Piper's own compression software ..."
"... Pied Paper was downloading ..."
Just thought I'd mention it; you know.
"... the Met saw 18 per cent of its 177,287 data access demands junked."
Does that mean 18% didn't have a court order associated with them, or that none of them did and the ISPs have specially trained staff who make decisions about whether to comply or not?
"Don't let 'em download anything too raunchy, Uncle Jeff!"
If a 'bad' one slips through, Amazon can remotely delete it.
My God, it's full of wrong!
"Hyperion ... rotates chaotically, essentially tumbling unpredictably through space as it orbits Saturn."
"... most of Cassini's previous close approaches have encountered more or less the same familiar side of the craggy moon.
That seems suspicious. It's as if it's trying to hide something on the 'other' side.
.... when it will be able to jump onto a ledge or move around corners or avoid large objects. What they've done so far is impressive but as with Big Dog, I've only seen them move in straight lines.
Isn't it certain that GoDaddy would have sent e-mails to the FBI to advise them that the domain was about to expire? Even my little personal domain has automatic renewal and they email me every two years to reassure me about it. Maybe the FBI just didn't want it anymore?
If the new 'owner' of cirfu.net now has control of the old Megaupload domains, isn't that because the owner(s) of those domains are still pointing to cirfu.net?
It seems like an unlikely combination of half-baked cockup and conspiracy.
"I pay $5 a year for 20GB ..."
I pay nothing for 30GB because I have two Google accounts (15GB on each Google Drive). Is that $5 a year your gateway to further free allowances?
"Weave is LinkedIn meets Tinder – simply swipe left or right to meet local professionals and grow your professional network."
Does this have anything to do with the spread of STDs, as was recently covered by an El Reg article?
Maybe some of the public health budget should be spent on developing 'interesting' personal communications applications for the Occulus Rift (etc). Then the kids and big kids would stay at home and be safe.
Thank you for that :)
"He says I'll be able to meet the programmers personally. "Sure," I tell him."
"... even though there is a solid consensus on the facts of the matter."
It shouldn't take long.
"The majority of material in a chip is support. We only use less than a couple of micrometers for everything else, ..."
Isn't that true for silicon base chips as well? Silicon is not poisonous.
If the cellulose base degrades, doesn't that release the gallium arsenide (etc) active components? If a silicon chip is disposed of, at least the metals and other compounds are safely and physically locked into it.
It may be that the driving force behind this development is the energy and other costs of manufacture, especially for short run batches of specialist devices.
It took me all of ten seconds to figure out the new way of doing 'Save/Export' and I understand the advantages. Maybe I'm not 'in my right mind'. It was a long time ago; let it go.
It puts a white lab-coat on?
How is the "push 9 to connect" thing arranged? It sounds useful.
Does it share your mobile phone number with anyone or store it in the supplier's servers? That would be great for sending you 'helpful' messages about new products or letting a salesdroid call you to check your satisfaction level.
"Which Optus ..., transformers, ..."
I can see how they've put lots of surface area into a small volume, to achieve energy density, but what kind of battery is it? By that, I mean what is the physical or electro-chemical principle on which it operates?
Were you and amanfrommars separated at birth or have you been living together for a while?
You mean 'brainfart'.
I need a personal trainer/explainer/translator to help me understand the modern world.
Has there been any verifiable and academically sound analysis of the 'Munich experience' with Linux? If so, I'd be interested in reading it.
Old and dirty, fraying at the edges, in use beyond its reasonable lifetime expectation. But hey, it still does its basic job if you're prepared to put up with it and you don't have the time or budget to replace it.
They'd have to work hard to stop them saying "Huawei the lads".
Just to satisfy my nerdy curiosity, I tried to sign up to The Register as 'Jake' but it told me that the user name has already been taken. So, either there is a 'Jake', or (more likely) usernames are case insensitive for signup purposes - but not for posting or reference purposes as jake has so definitely indicated. He once corrected me about his name but I accept that names can be regarded as highly personal.
(Yes, I need to get out more.)
Read The Original F****** Literature ?
Also, use the Request Policy plugin for Firefox. This blocks any attempt to download third party content whatsoever. A few simple mouse clicks via its status bar icon will let you have fine detail control over whether to allow such content on a temporary or permanent basis. It's easy to use and understand.
"... a necessary part of the process of making Internet Australia more easily recognised and understood in the wider community that we seek to influence and assist".
So the first thing they do is a name change that makes them sound like an ISP.
Wow and fluffer?
"Are you prepared to finger the "delete" button on images of genitalia or breasts? Bear in mind you will need to go through tens of thousands of images a day so that means no lingering ..."
No lingering while fingering? Sounds like a cheap and rushed production.
I'm sorry; your payment fell into the GaaP.
"... the service is often used by the security services and law enforcement when they wish to use the internet anonymously. "
Ha! If they weren't doing anything wrong, they wouldn't need to be anonymous. Isn't that the argument governments (and their agencies) use?
"... LTE-A Cat 6, which theoretically offers 300Mbps."
That would use up my monthly allowance in 27 seconds.
"Email addresses, usernames, postcodes, dates of birth and IP addresses of 3.9 million members have been exposed."
'Junk' email address, not quite true personal details, VPN - I'm safe.
"Those conditions did not include being inside a brothel, said Die Polizei."
Everything that is not permitted is forbidden?
.... what battery technology they use for the very cold environment of space?
"... some ransomware will quietly encrypt and decrypt data on-the-fly for months in a bid to spoil backups."
Regular sample recoveries are a good idea.
"As to whether parents should ban the mobile phone at home, Prof Beland told us: “I cannot answer this question with our data.”
Meanwhile, a Daily Mail columnist and wife of a senior UK politician has made the obvious connection that seems to have eluded these so-called scientists.,
Be very wary of anyone who can whistle complicated tunes quickly.
Will there be any controversial sex scenes?
"Wijgergangs also highlights another advantage of the Z-Wave spec - by using the 900MHz frequency, rather than ZigBee's (and WiFi's and Thread's) 2.5GHz frequency, the spectrum is less cluttered. And that can translate to significantly less power usage as it reduces the number of retries needed to send data."
So, if every (future) device uses Z-Wave, there's your messy orgy right there.
It sounds like you need to take out an injunction against your wife.
Mine is a 'Limit' watch, £9.99 from some high street retailer. I buy a replacement about every two years after the battery runs out.