2844 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Oh My God!
I set up a G+ 'presence' when it first became generally available, just to see what it was about. It looked clean and simple but I didn't take it any further. The thing about Facebook (it seemed to me) was that it was full of pointless crap from pointless people. (I do realise that it's up to me to create my own meaningful crap and share it with meaningful people; but I'm lazy).
Just now, after reading this article, I clicked on my G+ button to see what was happening. I got a page (or about 5 page depths) of pointless crap from pointless people. I then had to find how to reduce this to zero, which I did after a while. What I could not get rid of was the list of 'Trending Items', so I had a look at one, a well known company related one.
The first thing I saw (apart from a big news picture) was a response comment of "You're a c**t" (without asterisks).
At last, Google has managed to emulate Facebook. They must be very proud.
" emergency situations don't usually come with good WiFi."
Anybody who could afford to stock and deliver a robot with the capabilities of this thing could easily afford to also deliver a super-duper, encrypted, noise busting radio comms system along with it.
If you tilt your head 90 degrees to the right ............
.... it looks like Homer eating a doughnut and not realising that he's on fire.
(Maybe it's just me......)
Re:GPodder - And again, why?
I just tried GPodder. It's a little 2.68MB program..... that requires you to install 211MB of Python software environment before it can do anything.
Re: Human Body Mass
Or a Big Matter Accumulating Commentard.
Ok, show us how it should be done.
That was a very short article so it shouldn't take you long. Can you enlighten us (and the author) by rewriting it in the way you think it should be presented; as an educational service?
Re: I hope they have good lawyers
In theory, you can get to sarcastic/ironic by running full tilt at screaming batshit vitriolic and passing through it. In practice, few people manage to achieve this.
I was shocked
"... but we’re not going to do the acronym because it is NSFW " - if you think that's bad, you should read their website:
".. the Kit encourages totally new forms of intercourse between otherwise closed systems"
Re: Counter measures
"...I was stupid enough to feel the need to keep anything incriminating on my phone."
Can someone explain what a 'linear channel' is please?
If you read the article properly, your analogy is not correct. It's like the BBC (etc) reporting that Nominet (or whoever is more appropriate) has called for web companies in the UK to self-censor.
"...every government does it, it's not even news worthy."
So, government decisions and 'guidlines' that affect many companies and lots of people should not be reported?
I prefer pottage myself. It has much more minerals and vitamins as well as a more varied taste.
Re: MAF to ePUB
That is amazing; epub and mobi too. Thank you for the link, it's now on my Firefox toolbar!
Re: @Arctic Fox: When contemplating the latest generation of high-end smart phones......
While I agree with the main sentiment of your post; as long as a phone has WiFi then there will be cheap data transfer. (I wonder who'll be the first to get rid of it?)
YT can be an asset to media companies
It's true that most of YouTube is a massive waste of time and Terabytes but it is a very convenient place to have a quick sample of TV shows and movies (if they are popular enough to have been uploaded). As such, the media companies ought to regard YouTube as a showcase for their products and I'm sure that many use it in this way. I'll bet that they don't send take-down demands for the high quality trailers for movies and TV shows that appear on it.
Is there actually anybody (in significant numbers) who really watches complete movies or TV shows on YouTube, thus making YouTube a threat to media company outlets?
If Google have to remove those clips that any media company wanst to be removed, then they should also remove ALL content associated with that media company, as a safeguard against future litigation and as a kick in the teeth for the media companies.
A plasma is a very, very hot state of matter in which the thermal energy is so great that the electrons are knocked away from the nucleus and keep getting knocked away even if they manage to recombine due to electrostatic attraction.
If an electron gets ripped from a nitrogen or oxygen molecule in the air and then gets blown away in a gentle breeze by electrostatic repulsion from the electrode that caused this, then that is a different state of matter. A collection of ions is not a plasma, but a plasma is a (very hot) collection of ions.
I have felt the gentle breeze coming from an ion generator as it blew over my fingertip. I would not want to feel a stream of plasma blowing over my fingertip. Hence my trying to draw the distinction.
That is why I don't think that it's really a plasma, but is an ion beam. High voltage (and low power) ion generators have been in use for a while as air purifier/fresheners, the idea being that the ions induce chemical dissociation of nasty smelling substances in the air.
The same principle (in a directed ion beam) would damage bacteria enough to kill them.
Extending the argument ....
My neighbour honestly and truly believes that News International executives have been breaking the law, and has authorised me to break into their houses (but without causing damage to property) and take photographs of any documents I can find and copy any computer hard drives.
It'll be in the public interest, I'm sure most of the public will agree.
Just seen that video ...
... It shows the poster being ripped off the wall. It's as if the spokesperson for the BHC hadn't even seen the video, couldn't be bothered to watch it and didn't check any of their own PR output.
Why am I not surprised?
Re: So, there's really only one important question isn't there?
It depends who controls the money (politicians) and how much good publicity they want (loads).
Wear beer goggles all the time, .....
... they stop you from worrying about the future.
Re: Trojan attacks of the future...
Remember to disconnect the printer from the network before you go to bed!
Re: How many people use these things?
They are very convenient to use but the actual data rate you get is much lower than the maximum claimed speed. I use the old standard 85Mbps units and get about 12Mb/s downstairs (where the router connected unit is) and 8Mb/s upstairs (on a different ring main).
That is plenty good enough for me (10Mb cable internet is all I have) so I haven't bothered upgrading to the newer standard. WiFi may be faster than that depending on how you place it. If you want to try them, you can get the old 85Mbps units on e-bay at low prices.
They don't work unless they are plugged into the mains, so how can they talk to each other without mains wire?
What happens to you if ....
.... you use an Android phone in Arizona, to post an Instagram photo?
Re: Misleading article is misleading
That was a good analysis. But...
"... lewd or lascivious act ..."
This needs to be defined and written down so the people know what they can and can't do. A law that isn't written down is a tyrant's tool.
Nature can be cruel
Just as the habitat and breeding grounds of the lesser spotted jumping vole need to be protected and prevented from being overun, lest we lose this fascinating and puzzling creature; then perhaps the habitat (not sure about breeding grounds) of the iPhone user need to be preserved and protected from alien incursion. I don't think it's too much to ask that some apps be restricted to iPhone-only use, as part of a managed preservation effort.
".. for the protection of health or morals, "
Who's morals are those? I'm happy to obey the law, as has been laid down in writing by Parliament. I'm not sure if I can live and behave according to the moral standards of the senior officers of some police force or government commissar. Where are these moral standards written down and who decides them?
On the other side of the coin, are there any punishments specified for officials who misuse these powers? I doubt it ('official words of advice' does not count).
Soon to develop into ...
... smart dust or a hegemonising swarm. Either way, we're doomed.
It's an informal/slang name derived from the operation of the speaking tube device which preceded it.
Re: May I submit a couple of ideas?
I think it needs two more lines between the second and third. Good effort.
They finally noticed the Elephant in the room.
About time too.
Re: Make him look like a perv
Given his job and his clearance level, and being a 'new boy' at MI6, it does seem very strange that he would knowingly use his home internet connection to visit sites that could be regarded as even remotely 'dodgy'. Also, it seems strange that the police would release that information at such an early stage in the enquiry, unless they also linked it to an appeal to members of the 'dodgy' community to come forward with any information.
Re: It's only two more fricking Bytes
6 - 4 = 2, so it sounds like she's talking sense to me.
It sounds like fascist dogma, or communist dogma, or corporatist dogma, or morarchist dogma (just change the bogeymen to suit).
With tears in my eyes, ...
... I came to realise that I loved Professor Norgaard.
Re: Encroaching Senility
It's the constant stress and the unreasonable mental workload. It's Siri that should be suing Apple.
What percentage of these planets ....
... have black monoliths on them?
Re: Which 'Not The Nine O'Clock News' sketch was that?
I've withdrawn my post because it made me look like a bigger idiot than I actually am. Thank you for your kind reply.
(One of my many security and privacy plug-ins was blocking the You Tube content in the main article)
Re: OR (personal choice here)
I'd add Request Policy to that list. It prevents web pages even loading anything from outside the main domain. So, it does need tweaking intially to allow some useful stuff to get through.
I never see Facebook and Twitter sourced buttons anymore, and I don't miss them.
I'm not sure about this
"... but Rowling's seven novels have finally made it into the digital domain."
A friend told me that all the books have been available for free in various digital domains for years.
Re: Flight conditions
Anecdotal evidence suggests that deep sea divers and caisson workers either have very good teeth or no teeth (or dentures/crowns).
@ /dev/null Re: Yes but...
SF = Scotland Forever!
lloydspharmacy.com is the online portal for llyods Pharmacy which is a UK registered business with headquarters in the UK. As such, it is part of the UK 'pharmacy association' (I did not say 'cartel').
The UK authorities do not allow .co.uk presence or .com registration via UK registrars for any pharmacy that is not part of the UK pharmacy group of companies (I did not say 'cartel').
Up until two years ago, the online pharmacy I use had a .co.uk address. That .co.uk address disappeared and I now have to use a 'foreign' address (same company, same location, not allowed to use .co.uk).
So, I still get my cheap meds as long as the price comes in at less than the £15 VAT threshold, so I order more often.
The NABP represent American pharmacy groups. This would be an ideal mechanism to prevent competition from medication resellers who are not part of the NABP group (I did not say 'cartel').
I make this comment as a UK resident who regularly purchases essential medication from a foreign internet pharmacy, at a price much lower that I can get in the UK. I can imagine the consequences for me if UK pharmacy trade groups took similar action.
"... fight the unlicensed sale of counterfeit treatments online."
As opposed to the *licensed* sale of counterfeit treatments, which isn't mentioned so it must be ok.
"... a bang-up HQ in Beijing."
I'd love to work there.
They forgot .....
... to stick a Playmobil pilot onto it.
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