2965 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Don't give your mobile phone number to any organisation ....
.. because they will sell it on and you'll get bloody spam texts. If you reply with 'Stop', they don't stop or they pass your number along to another f***ing text spammer. The mobile operators don't care because all those people texting 'Stop' makes a tidy income for them with no extra effort.
Re: what kind of person stops to use a Spectrum access point
That's the most mysteronous comment I've ever seen.
This has possibilities
Will it Hibernate if you wave 'bye' to it, or Shut Down if you flick 'V's at it?
– half an atomic layer of titanium – (?)
Can anyone explain what this means? (I thought atomic layers would only exist in integer number thickness.)
It stops us from roaming the streets and accosting innocent passers-by with our opinions on various subjects.
It's a public service by El Reg.
Re: Damn, they're on to us!
If we want to take over the soles, it'll be lots of footwork, not legwork.
" ...up to 12 nautical miles (nm) from its baselines."
Is a 'baseline' the same as what most people think of as a 'coastline'; or do the lawyers have an obscure multi-page definition of the word 'baseline' somewhere?
I forgot 'inter--'. (Though intermissible has not been seen, it is thought that the LHC might detect it when they turn the dial up to full power)
Let's see: admit/permit/submit//transmit, admission/permission/submission/transmission, admissible/permissible/submissible/transmissible.
What is the problem?
@Jedit - Re: "Why can't they buy their own?"
But, haven't they heard of the BYOD party? (It's making sweeping gains in local government and should win seats in Parliament).
Is it moderated/censored?
I just had a look on the website to see if there are any guides to help me improve my sex life (don't ask). I tried various search terms but had no results. On a separate search, using the term 'bathroom', I was amused to find guides for 'How To Buy An iPad'.
It may be that iOS users have wonderful lives, in which case I'm not part of the target demographic.
Breaking News ....
Following a deal between Mark Zuckerberg and Andrew Lansley, the NHS will be sending out a fleet of refrigerated vans to perform doing door-to-door early collections starting next week. A Facebook message will tell you when to stay at home and wait.
I take your point, but ...
In extracting them and then using them, coal, oil and gas (etc) are destroyed. Water usage does not destroy water. It returns it to the giant worldwide reservoir, otherwise known as the world.
When I were a lad .....
When I studied biology and chemistry, we had to dissect a frog then put it back together and reanimate it, using adrenaline and peptides that we'd synthesised the previous day.
Students nowadays have no idea how lucky they are.
You're not supposed to give the 'correct' answers. These are just reminders for what are effectively a set of passwords.
What was my first car?: Rolls Royce Silver Turd
Where was I first kissed?: On my arse
Re: Buy what you're told to
My mother has a son like you. He gave up in the end.
Just saying ...
"This decision is not about censorship, but choice and respecting gender equality."
It has been the decision of Telstra to remove a certain class of content. This reduces choice and is censorship.
Respecting gender equality would mean making a positive effort to promote 'adult' content that is specifically targeted at women.
Perhaps realistically, "we don't want to upset customers because that would affect our profits". There's nothing wrong with that so why not say it?
These events are targeted at school/college aged females, hence the word 'girls'.
Re: You do know
I bought a cheap packet of crisps last week and I only read the ingredients (in tiny, tiny, font size) after I'd eaten them. Sodium chloride and acetic acid had been added to them as some kind of flavouring agent !! We need to get back to using natural, healthy products and ban these chemicals.
Who is the other man?......
The one with the 'I want to run away, but I have to stay' body language.
I joined LinkedIn a few months ago. It sold itself as an upmarket kind of place for professional people so I thought I'd give it a go. I didn't register myself with any special interests, just gave the minimum needed.
Almost immediately, my e-mail inbox was hit by spam from people who wanted me to read about their research and attend their conferences; and one man who wanted me tell me about his sponsored charity walk. I've told the spam filter to mark all LinkedIn mail as spam.
Is it really true?
"Platinum .....one asteroid could generate more of the stuff than has ever been mined in Earth's history. This is true, ..."
Maybe, if there was an asteroid out there, in easy reach, that had a very high concentration of platinum in it. If asteroids are remnants of the proto-planetary cloud that formed the earth (among others), why should they have a significantly greater concentration of platinum than the earth's crust?
Even if they did have, how does the mass of an 'average' asteroid compare with the mass of all platinum bearing ores mined throughout earth's history? How do we find these 'lucky' asteroids?
On a separate note: to return large ingots of purified metals down the earth's gravity well, you could use them as counterweights in a pulley based space-elevator arrangement, with buckets at regular intervals it coud form a cheap launch and return system.
Criminals are using the internet ?!
Pass a law against it, now!
Re: Offline requirements - just tried it
It only offers offline viewing (not editing) and only for those documents you recently edited and only documents and spreadsheets (not presentations, etc).
It only works with one account, the account you first activate it with. After that it won't play. The offline documents seem to be stored deep in some obscure chrome data files.
Google are hoping we'll store all our data in their cloudiness so they will probably never offer folder syncing to user chosen folders on a local drive (as could be expected).
Rolling in it
As an existing Hotmail user (only for 'junk' subscriptions) I got a free upgrade to 25GB of Skydrive storage on BOTH of my separate Hotmail accounts. I'll now stroll over to Google and see what's happening to my two Google accounts.
Maybe my free Dropbox account and my free Sugarsync account will be upgraded as a response to all this too. I've no idea what I'll do with all this cloudy goodness.
Re: Go on...
At least there will be no shortage of tea and sandwiches while she's in charge.
" So far, 61 IPCom patents have been found invalid as granted or conceded as invalid by IPCom .."
IPCom are supposed to understand patents, they 'deal' in them. In every case like this, for every patent found to be invalid, another patent (chosen by the defendant) should be struck out from the 'pool' and the plaintiff charged full court costs for that percentage of patents struck out from the action.
Re: But will the MPs listen to the arguments?
I suspect that the Home Secretary was getting technical 'advice' from potential contracting companies. It's the only explanation I can think of.
I tried reading about it, via the link
"A sequence-specific DIG-labeled probe targeting the extension product is annealed to the extended primers and detection proceeds as in ELISA, using an anti-DIG HRP-conjugated antibody."
Now I know how 'ordinary' people feel when I try explaining how computers work.
'analyst': Assumes derivation from the word 'analyse'.
The correct spelling in many cases is in fact, 'analist'.
" ... provided new learnings ..."
What happened to that good old fashioned word, 'lessons'.
@John Lilburne Re: Opt-in?
That's quite a gallery of knob-heads. Then again, it is Wikipedia.
" ... the system already used by most major UK mobile phone companies, where access to adult content is blocked until an age verification check is conducted ..."
This is because a child can walk into a shop and buy a phone (or just a SIM card) on PAYG, using cash. Only an adult can purchase a domestic internet connection and it should be regarded as that adult's responsibility to control access by any children in the home.
Re: " ... some badly needed consulting."
I think you mean " .. some badly needed clobbering."
Re: Highest density of CCTVs in the world
As I understand it, you are not allowed to place a private camera so that is monitors another person's property or a public place. So the cat in the wheelie bin situation was being illegally monitored?
As for the public helping to identify pictures of witnesses; I can imagine a situation where someone is walking through a park, a good face shot captured on public CCTV while a nasty crime is being comitted in nearby bushes; then their face is presented as 'the police would like to talk to this person in connection with a rape and murder that took place last week'.
The police might state, in writing on the site, that the person is only a witness, but you can bet lots of illiterate mouth-breathing thugs will beat them up as soon as they recognise them.
When you recruit volunteers from the public without screening or training, you get the quality you pay for.
It could work out OK
If the company I work for want me to use my personally owned computing and communications device to carry out work for them, I'd be happy to lease it to them and let them have total control over what is installed on it.
Re: Where did the charge go?
A good question Gordon. It seems important enough to expect them to go looking for it or at least mention it. I suspect that what has happened is that the X-rays picked out some aspect of the properties of the quantum 'mush' that is smeared around the electron 'sea' of this complex crystalline solid.
I also wonder what temperature the solid was at when they detected this.
Do most mobile network providers hand out a micro SIM if you ask for one, or do you have to chop your existing SIM to fit it into this phone?
I'll wait until Christmas (or just after) to buy a used one on e-bay, as I do with all my phones and other techie stuff. I've never had a bad one yet.
You aim for retro, push for art-deco, then overshoot to fugly.
Why does it have an earpiece if "everything happens through your eyes"?
Welcome to the Borg
“Apple’s attention to design allows people a feeling of symbiosis with their electronic tools, creating a feeling that one’s device is an extension of oneself”
Subtle; very subtle.
"... especially those below director level."
When you say 'director level', do you actually mean being a registered director of a company, having legal responsibility for the actions of the company, etc? I would imagine that just about everybody working on any project is below director level, by my understanding of the word 'director'.
Re: This is news?
".. product placement on the likes of Hawaii Five-O."
Bing him Danno!
Item 3: HDMI output cable
So you can use a HD display to share your day's 'wilderness experience'. I had to laugh at that one.
I don't see anybody defending Context. who are described as 'abacus strokers'. Apple can look after themselves; you should stand up for the little guys.
... and that's what Google said to themselves as they completed the design and looked forward to releasing it.
Re: Archeologists in 500 years
The ancient egyptians worshipped cats as gods. Have we progressed much since then?
I feel really sad for rich people and their families when this sort of thing happens to them. It must be very embarassing for many close relatives as well.
@Ian Davies Re: A rubber-keyed speccy?
The Nascom keyboard was very nice indeed, but I think it was the Nascom 2 that had a case. The Nascom 1 was a bare mother of a board where you had to do all the assembly and soldering yourself (while crossing your fingers and praying to every deity you could think of).
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