"... along with his PwC auditors"
Oh, what a pity.
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Oh, what a pity.
"... 4:3 ratio monitors .." With a matte screen - for goodness sake !! Why oh why ...? .....
".... buttons to control the OSD conveniently placed at the side, rather than underneath, making them easier to reach."
Not if you use two monitors side by side with a twin output display.
I always believe what people on the internet tell me. Life is simpler that way.
.... but I've got a very powerful drone control transmitter in my backpack.
It sounds more like sibling rivalry.
If Getty don't want anyone to find their images, why do they make them findable on the internet?
"It doesn't bark, and it doesn't bite, it doesn't need feeding ..."
But can you eat it if you get trapped in a snow drift on a cold winter night?
How the heck can that be patented?? It's an obvious idea (been expressed before in many sci-fi works) and is an obvious extension of existing 'software' modification techniques.
The North Sea would make a great heat dump and would be a short undersea cable run away from the Scandinavian data centres.
How to Tame Your Dragon? Some similar children's entertainment?
"Small shops can pass the regulations through self-assessment,..."
I've been using cash in small shops and petrol stations for years.
Given the prevalence of these types of 'hack', why aren't personal details stored in encrypted form as a matter of course?
"... a Liberal MP's ill-judged and since-deleted Tweet humorously threatening a trawl of a gallery hack's metadata."
That is what politicians (and others) see as the real value of storing metatdata. It's a tool/weapon to be used against your 'enemies'.
"and if they can't? Are we all doomed?"
Mallorn will reverse the polarity of the magnetron flux and save us all.
I also prefer MATE to XFCE having tried them both two years ago when I got rid of Windows 7 in favour of Linux Mint. As I recall, XFC didn't quite cut it for my tastes and seemed a bit more clunky and less easy to use than MATE. However, I will try it in the near future because two years is a long time in software development. If I can't get the latest version from the Mint repos, I'll install Ubuntu to try it; it costs nothing but some personal time and it's a wet Easter weekend.
... then I want to read/watch it or eat/drink it.
I avoid controversy by refusing to wear clothes made of fibres.
In the UK, individual homes along a street are usually connected to alternate phases (240V phase to neutral) of the 3-phase main distribution network. This is to even out the load between the phases among a group of individual buildings. Large commercial and industrial premises are given all three phases and relied upon to do something sensible about phase load balancing and any power-factor correction that may be needed.
If your computer isn't connected to the internet, does it keep nagging you to tell you that you're missing out on a "great experience".
The abstract is interesting, if a bit short. This is not a classical capacitor, it's a 'hybrid supercapacitor' and seems to be a device that stores energy by electrochemical reactions, as well as classical capacitance effects.
The strange part of the argument is that "other companies do it so it must be fine".
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." ?
Thank you for reminding me what date it is. I'll read more carefully for the rest of the day.
"Pantheism and linux distros." A perfect cultural match :)
"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?
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.
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.
There were three website links in the article, so it does have IT content.
.... 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.
The sub ed deserves a slap upside the head for making a pun about slapheads.
(Do I get the job now?)
they'd find it difficult to do something as bad as all that.
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?
Nowadays, you get detention for not using the Tips and Corrections link.
The Register heading is coloured red. Tenuous visual puns 'R' us, perhaps?
.... 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?
"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?
... 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?
"... 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.
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.
She's probably too young to remember Steve Jobs.