The strange part of the argument is that "other companies do it so it must be fine".
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1: "And organic stuff is made from grains: possibly the chaff from wheat or corn."
Was the wheat/corn grown on a certified organic farm?
2: The idea of mixing oxidising chemicals with carbohydrates is a good one, if you want a strong exothermic reaction.
3: For something as important as this, they didn't have a proper specification of materials? It just said "mix it with some cat-litter." ?
Re: Early start...
Thank you for reminding me what date it is. I'll read more carefully for the rest of the day.
Re: Nice fit
"Pantheism and linux distros." A perfect cultural match :)
He needs an accountant
"I just can't account for the hostility that's been directed at our state,"
It's a simple audit trail.
Did the United Kingdom or Montenegro or both of them object to that one?
@caffeine addict Re: defaults
The last time I had cause to 'play' with an Excel file that was password protected, I renamed it to a .txt file and opened it with Notepad - the password was clearly visible. Excel may have improved since then.
Oh, the details
Using a mobile phone, he 'posted' a website that mirrored another one? I'd like to know more details about what he actually did but I suspect that we'll never know.
What I find interesting, and amazing, is that the act of detection of the photon (which has had its polarisation shifted by interaction with the atoms) seems to affect the entangled state of the atoms. Did I get that right?
I'm still wondering how you can use that as a clock.
Before anybody starts
There were three website links in the article, so it does have IT content.
I'm old enough to remember ....
.... large advertising posters that said "Nothing sucks like an Electrolux". Oh, how we quietly smiled.
Your jokes about 'nobend' and the entire no-bender sloganeering issue on social media are a disgraceful attack on the LGBT community. You should be ashamed of yourselves.
Re: Baldly go?
The sub ed deserves a slap upside the head for making a pun about slapheads.
(Do I get the job now?)
If most people made an effort,
they'd find it difficult to do something as bad as all that.
@AC Re: 30 Days to back out - there's your limit
If you have friends/family, you can store a backup disk at their home and offer them the same favour in return. Or, you could have a small and cheap FTP server running in each others home for this purpose.
"Perhaps surprisingly, research output in computer sciences didn't improve with HPC ownership,..."
If I had use of the world's fastest racing car, would it make me a better driver or car mechanic?
Re: Darren Pauli, see me after class!
Nowadays, you get detention for not using the Tips and Corrections link.
Re: The pictures are getting worse...
The Register heading is coloured red. Tenuous visual puns 'R' us, perhaps?
You can log out any time you like ....
.... but _we will_ never leave.
(I failed at any attempt to extend the lyrics. Sorry.)
Looks at the stairs and handrails, looks at the sphere. Is it bigger on the inside?
Re: Sort of right Malcolm . . .
"That is labour intensive so they only do it when there is good reason to. ... the nature of the process imparts certain safeguards for the public; ... "
Those 'safeguards' are also accidental and not designed in; a happy accident as it were.
What safeguards are designed in for the metadata retention processes and laws? Is there legislation to forbid the use of information for blackmail and harassment purposes? Can a police officer or civil servant be prosecuted for leaking news about your little STD problems in order to punish/embarass you? Where are the protections?
"... one ISP put the cost of maintaining a block at £3,600 a year per site, ..."
I find that hard to believe if it's "per website blocked". Once you've set up the blocking mechanism, you only need technical admin effort to add new ones or remove 'cleared' ones as needed, surely?
I'm making an animated cartoon about you doing something in the woods.
"... the two properties form the “mutually unbiased bases” ..."
Do they mean 'mutually orthogonal', or is 'unbiased' a different characteristic?
Ah, I remember ...
... developing slide film in the bathroom, after fiddling under the duvet, with a bucket of warm water as a temperature control bath and a small bucket of very hot water for topping it up. It's very easy if you keep to a procedure and I had good results from the first attempt. I thought they were good anyway.
I used to take stereoscopic picture pairs and viewed them in two small hand-held viewers fixed side by side with a piece of foam rubber betwen them to enable fine adjustment.
I've thought about trying that with my digital camera using two pictures side by side on the screen and using the cross-eyed technique but never got around to it. Has anyone done that?
Sounds like 'fun'
"... when the power was re-established, a lot of hard drives died. "
Had they died because of the previous sudden loss of power while they were doing something? Were they all old? etc.
More stuff happens?
Doesn't the shock wave also compress existing dust clouds, causing them to coalesce and produce new stellar systems? It's a hotbed of creation out there.
Re: What a relief!
She's probably too young to remember Steve Jobs.
Many years ago ...
... (late 70's) I worked at the Central Research Labs of EMI Ltd, a quite old building. A kestrel (or two) had found their way into some crumbling brickwork on the corner of the bulding and were seen regularly going in and out. That corner housed a small old storeroom which contained an archive of highly classified documents. It was assumed that they had shredded some documents to make their nest.
Nobody with the required clearance was willing to go in and look, so it was decided to leave them alone until the nesting season was well over.
"When you wake up, ... you feel like you are driving a new car."
I hate getting used to driving a new car. I'd hate it even more if it was pretending to be my 'old' car.
"... but I still worry more when I cross the US border than the Chinese or Russian borders. Isn't that a shame?"
It is, and it's an amazing situation that the US government has created for it's own people and many 'innocent' visitors.
I thought that SSDs were overprovisioned and automatically swapped out bad blocks to maintain their stated capacity. If so, isn't there a low level check that can be done to see if an SSD drive is 'on the edge' or approaching it?
Re: Balancing the accounts.
If Microsoft give them a free and legitamate copy, then they're not pirates anymore. Problem solved!
@Steven Roper Re: lucomsamerica.com
I'd agree that getting an entire website translated by a native speaker with appropriate domain knowledge is not a cheap or trivial job. However, for the highly visible tub-thumping and mission statement paragraphs, I could rewrite them to a high standard in less that an hour, including the time taken to send them an email with all the corrections in it.
I've just had a quick look at their website. As usual for websites like this, I ask myself why the heck they don't get a native speaker to rewrite at least their headline paragraphs. It's a mess. If they can't be bothered to get that right then it leads to doubts as to whether they can be bothered to get anything else right.
It's never my town ....
.... and it's never me when they find people for these kinds of studies.
"... the electrode is much cheaper than electrolysers that use precious metals ..."
Given that a catalyst is not changed by the reaction it catalyses, is the extra initial cost of precious metals really all that important in the long run of operation?
"... Cisco says is worth more than $74 billion in profit to Australia over the next decade."
Are they saying this loud because they're getting generous tax breaks and won't be making any taxable profit in Australia for the next decade? I get more cynical every year.
If Microsoft are doing it, you're buggered either way.
Pies and beer, mmmm.
I've just watched the last Christmas lecture by Prof. Mark Whitehorn, on databases and 'big data'. It was actually interesting and the application he discussed was unexpected and fascinating (to me anyway). The audience really were eating pies and drinking beer, in a quiet and sober way.
"A leading provider of mobile marketing and commerce services in the UK, Weve is a joint venture between the three largest mobile operators, EE, O2 and Vodafone, who collectively represent over 80% of UK mobile users."
"Weve has the ability to reach up to 23 million consent-based customers ..."
It's ok, they get the target's consent first. That is what it means, isn't it?
"... grass runways could be built beside roads ..."
Imagine the possibilities. You probably have.
They should let him have dotirish.irish
Re: Finding it difficult
What about .shit? (ian,email@example.com would be cool, no?)
They can use my computer
Dual quad core Xeon, 3GHz, 8GB. Will they pay cash now or shares in asteroids for later?
What's the extreme opposite of a Luddite?
"... evidentiary purposes ..."
Is that a constructionary error or is it a valid word?
Gormless reject of ordinary maths?
Re: difference between this and heat pipe ?
I think that this being formed as a loop is the difference. That leads to other questions of course.