3417 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: I liked the Windows 2000 interface...
MATE is a bit more 'sophisticated' and helps to give me a WinXP-alike experience. I'm very happy with it.
Re: Them 'Lumpa's sure aren't playing 'round....
That's a comma, not a colon.
He might have used a telephoto lens. I would.
" ... so they don't want to dilute the value of the Swiss name."
*cough Swatch *cough
I thought they cut the head off a chicken and let it run around until it finally collapsed onto one of several defined regions on the floor. They have revolving dartboards now?
"It's potentially illegal because they've been told to weigh the merits and not just de-list everything that gets requested."
It's not Google's job/duty to weigh the merits of 'public interest'; it's up to a court to make a decision on such matters, if this is a legal argument. If the courts aren't happy with Google's amateur decision making, they should spend time making legally binding decisions for each and every instance.
Re: you know your demographic
Which one has the pointy ears? Can we see pics?
And some of those are now dead and thus not watching TV anymore.
Yes, get rid of the poor people and everybody else's average wealth will increase. It's obvious.
Again and again
" ... he could input booking reference numbers other than his own and view other customers' personal details, simply by making a small change to the URL."
This, as we know, is one of the oldest faults in the book of security failings. Leaving aside questions of which useless developer created the website, the management of this company are responsible for its security and they should be the ones to be hit by sanctions and fines (ha, if only).
Don't they have Crown Immunity?
In UK legal actions anyway.
I try an ftp connection, via cable internet and by mobile internet:
"Status: Connection attempt failed with "EAI_NONAME - Neither nodename nor servname provided, or not known".
Error: Could not connect to server"
I've upvoted you ...
... for your brave display of klutzpah. (Cynicism beyond the call of duty also gets my upvote.)
Ericsson has the patents on this one.
"Blah ...technical stuff ... blah .... implemented within a SUITCASE." Patent awarded.
Re: Silly question...
As I understand it, light (photons) are not affected by gravity. Space itself is distorted by gravity and so it looks as if light is deviating from a straight-line path.
They got me
(mystring).serveftp.com is not working right now. Fortunately I do know the IP address of my home so I've just made a copy of the connection details and replaced the hostname with my IP address. I've paid for this 'premium' service, damn it.
So, if anyone misuses a subdomain of serveftp.com, Microsoft can grab the entire domain and stop anyone using it? Bastards.
Updates by outsiders
If you're worried about the 'quality' and suitability of updates, can't you load them into your own repository and then decide which ones you'll allow onto your system after doing test and checks on them?
A quick couple of points ...
" ... the power consumption in kilowatts per mile .."
A meaningful figure would be kilowatt.hours per mile, the energy consumption. You don't 'consume' power. The battery will have the ability to hold a certain amount of energy, hence an idea of your possible range in miles.
" ...the mathematically complex miles to the gallon ..."
I don't see what's complex about mpg. My car gives 40 mpg on a long motorway run so it'll slurp 2 gallons if I drive 80 miles. Simple.
All the way
How about the pedals drive an alternator that charges a battery that drives a wheel axel motor, which is controlled by a twist-grip on the front-right handlebar? It would have regenerative braking of course.
"... a long and wider urethra results in faster flow ..."
I don't understand why a longer urethra would result in a faster flow. Wider, yes, that seems obvious. Can anyone explain?
I want to see ....
... a Teddy Love going down on that thing. (Yes, I know I'm weird.)
Re: "this writer's Apple Map app has started giving directions in a Welsh accent"
I'm sure they know Llaregyb about it.
But she's not wearing a teddy.
Can we see pictures of her wearing a teddy? Have I misunderstood something?
In some ways ...
... it's comparable to entering your home and looking through your files and correspondence. If anyone had the pattern-swipe 'password' to my phone, they'd have access to my Gdrive, Dropbox and private ftp server.
Re: "If the battery is fully charged, no regenerative braking occurs."
With a suitable control system you shouldn't notice any difference but you raise a good question.
Re: Hacking Team?
I'm wondering why Syria would have a Torah printing and kosher dill pickle canning campus. Apart from that, it all made sense. Maybe I should be a UN weapons inspector.
I wish your downvoters had replied properly instead of just slapping you. I can imagine the benefits to the operators of sharing the infrastructure at the connection end-points; much like the gas/electricity companies don't have separate pipes and cables going to your house. Whether they like it or not, the telcos are just another group of utility companies.
It's a boy!
Re: playing one night only == pompous waste of time
Gene, it's a technical review of overall quality and experience, especially the audio. Don't worry:
"The video recording included three 4K cameras although Ghosts is only a full HD release."
You can buy or rent it soon. Your enjoyment may vary :)
Did Freddie Starr eat the President's hamster?
What about ....
... Intel and AMD licensing this patent so they can use on-chip caches? Has that happened?
"Completeness of Vision"
What does that even mean?
The real problem is at a higher level
"Surrey Police then ended up replacing its crime information system with one from Niche RMS, a less expensive option that was already in use by a number of different forces."
It's the most elegantly minimalist design I've ever seen. (It's ok, I know the diagram was drawn by marketing people.)
This is a useful development ...
... as a last stage check that your monkey butler has done a good job. They're good but sometimes they get confused.
re. "fat bacon sarnie"
What about a bacon fat sarnie, grilled to pleasing crispness so it delivers its nectar in little squirts as you slowly crunch it between your teeth. Something so good can't be bad for you, surely?
Beer: To sluice the remaining fragments from between your teeth
... give instructions to their customers that the credit card must never leave their sight during the payment process and make sure the waiter doesn't look at the security number on the back of the card. Oh, that's where the signature is ........ hmmm. Better still, pay with cash.
Re: Um, what?
Maybe because that would be treating the Bitcoins as a legitimate/working currency, which is something other tentacles of the US government don't want to happen?
" ... the Double Dutch and so on is available to all"
I'm sure it's not available to me. If it is, can someone please explain how I can do it?
Also a higher power carying capacity for a given specification of transmission line. This reduces capital costs.
Re: A boffin is ...
I'd say no to that Jake. The main and original characteristic of a boffin is the effect they have on 'ordinary' people, as in the perception of them by service personnel during the technical developments in WW2. Boffinry is perceived by ordinary people and therefore should be defined by ordinary people. (It often involves the eyes glazing over and some mental dislocation when a boffin explains their work.) It's not a group you're invited into by fellow members, it's a club you're put into by outsiders.
The Dallas Cowboys have located the quadcopter ...
They went into a huddle around it and are trying to figure out how to get a touchdown.
At executive level:
1. Propose 'The Machine'
Feedly is now not loading
Some time in the past hour, Feedly has become so slow as to not load. I wonder if the DDOS attackers have moved on. For the past 24 hours, Yahoo has been dong a slow load because they insist on sending me to some kind of overloaded password change page. It's treacle out there.
An interesting project
" ... signs managed by the software be assigned an IP address the general public cannot access, ..."
The world's largest LAN.
I'm working on it
"He installed a chip in his arm, for instance, and claimed that he had become the advanced guard of the Terminators thereby."
I've installed lots of chips in my stomach and bathed them in a special alcohol solution as a fuel source. Nothing's happened yet, so I think they need more fuel liquid.
That's the NSFBM
Not Safe For Bitcoin Mining
Seven years is a long time in politics
"Everyone seems to have seen this coming – except the people in charge."
Would I be right in thinking that the people in charge when these decisions were made (or not made) have moved on to pastures new? (Possibly with non-executive directorships or regular consultancies with those companies whos activities were promoted and chosen.)
So the best thing to do is reply with a picture of a cat's genitalia at first, then you can always say it was meant as a joke? (Social etiquette in the modern world confuses me.)
@Russell Hancock Re: correction needed
The MoT has a (government mandated) maximum cost of about £50 for an 'average' car and many test centres will do it for less than this. That is cheap for what they do and the government doesn't get a penny of this money, so it's not a tax. Insurance .... meh.
- +Comment 'Private Facebook' Ello: There's a REASON we're still in beta. SPAMGASM!
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- Business is back, baby! Hasta la VISTA, Win 8... Oh, yeah, Windows 9
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