3401 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
Re: "US Marshals raiding Florida police"
They were protecting them from themselves. It was an act of caring firmness.
"... tracking the position of each of the user's eyes and projecting the appropriate image into each."
Is it a phone with frickin lasers?
"...it's dangerous to the police responding to the people inside the house,"
What?! It's dangerous to the victims inside the house. The police do risk sprained ankles with all than crouched running, maybe.
Meanwhile, at a secret location ...
... a specialist team have been assembled to analyse the comments on The Register. It's a dangerous job and specialist counselling is not only available but is compulsory.
I suppose ...
... that if the appropriate document is displayed on the screen then it's a legally valid oath.
"The desk itself is unremarkable:" ?
It's remarkably ugly. Or is this 'gamer chic', in which case I'd have expected a bigger monitor?
I remember the old leather footballs
You pushed a new bladder in through the opening and laced it up then inflated it to what you thought was a good pressure. On damp grass the ball got heavier as the game went on. When you headed the ball, you hoped that the lacing wasn't in the 'right' place to leave an impression or even a cut on your forehead. Footballers nowadays .......
I wonder if all the drop in power was due to 'zombie' equipment not being replaced or if the replacement (and more modern) items were simply less power hungry.
This is a very good example of why money spent on dull and dreary audits can save money for a company. Perhaps they didn't do audits before because of 'cost saving' measures. As every good executive knows, it's important to improve the bottom line quickly, soon after you start and before you move on.
@Oliver Jones Re: Open source was supposed to be secure
I've upvoted you because I like your sarcastic cynicism (or is is cynical sarcasm?). After a year of running Linux at home I'm now a fan, but I'm not blindly in love with it.
Open source wasn't 'supposed' to fix any and all security problems, it was intended to give people choice, enable them to make informed decisions and give freedom of action in their use of software. It does all that very well. As with all software products, unless you're a software wizard with lots of free time, your informed decisions are dependent on other people being wizards and there aren't enough of those to go around.
"... I deeply apologize to those who were offended by the sight of artificial human penises."
... how they'd feel if they saw a real one.
Re: Oh, yes!
And thanks to Google Images, you can refesh your hard disk with happy memories.
Re: App Revenue?
" ...operators want in on the app shop cash."
The water company want to sell me high priced multicoloured perfumed toilet paper, but they're just plumbing infrastructure people and ought to settle down and get used to it.
Re: Going off the rails
"But what happens once you stray off the path?"
You download the binaries and do your own private installs and make appropriate symbolic links and check the specialist forums for consensus advice about which library is needed. You kludge the application default choices and MAKE it do what you want it to do. GRAAAAAH! You beat your own path through the jungle and become your own systems admin. Sometimes you wonder if it would be a good idea to write a record of what you've done. That self doubt soon passes. Great fun!
I'll try it in a dual-boot setup ...
... then wait quite a few months before I commit to an upgrade from Mint 13. I'll test the heck out of the MATE panels because they were behaving strangely in Mint 16 (Petra) in a VM. I'll also check the forums for the inevitable confusion, pain and anguish.
.. it's about 1.7 GBags (Giga Bulgarian airbags).
You forget about Ronnie Soak (Kaos). Everybody forgets about Ronnie.
Re: Now listen here sonny...
As I understand it, Einstein was one of the original group of physicists whose work predicted quantum teleportation and he didn't feel comfortable with the prediction. He wasn't 'wrong'.
It's actually a little router, so it's entire purpose is to talk to other devices.
Re: Is this an iDagger I see before me?
Out, damn Siri!
Is this an iDagger I see before me?
Ok, I'm going.
What happens if you squeeze it and lick its 'eyebrows'?
Such an interesting shade of blue.
Re: Just wondering
I hereby relinquish all rights and claims to the random number generator method known as the 'Frank Ly Generator' and gift it to the world. (I retain the right to bask in any reflected glory.)
Note: I had to press a 'Sumbit' button to get the post published. Vulture lawyers might have a say in this.
" ... the right number of photons needed to balance getting the maximum quantum uncertainty, while not saturating the detectors."
That indicated they were using a bright 'scene', if they were worried about saturating the CMOS detectors. I'd have thought that quantum effects wouyld be more noticable at very low levels of illumination.
Has anyone tried generating a 'random' number my performing a checksum on all the pixels of a photo of a natural scene (flower beds in a park, woodland glade, etc)?
L'Etat, c'est moi!
Let them eat freedom fries.
In my world ....
... I dream of having a bigger/better car than my neighbour.
Re: Alternative explanation
So, that's not your name, it's your pet's name :)
"... developers can access the data and leverage it to create entirely new applications.”
How much will they pay me to let them view and use data from my body?
"... the inkjet printer's annoying habit of skipping pixels ..."
Is that true for all inkjet printers, or just this one?
Re: I really can't see a point...
I think that's their point.
The 'porthole' front cover
I hope that could be removed because that does not go well with how I like to hold a phone, or cameraphone, or anything.
If 'instant messages' are carried over the telcos' networks, why would the telcos care who sends and receives them?
“When we negotiate with suppliers, we are doing so on behalf of customers. ..."
Re: May be worth mentioning...
The last time I looked in detail and read the T&Cs, the 'all you can eat' didn't allow tethering; it was 'The One Plan' that alowed tethering. Has this changed recently?
Edit: Must type faster.
TPB servers floored by Popular Demand for a particular video title. (I'll be searching soon).
My hovercraft is full of eels
When I were a lad
I used to play all day with a stick and a hoop and I was happy and grateful for it. Kids nowadays.......
Re: This: ... catch some proper crims
That's hard work and needs expertise and some thought and planning and getting off a fat arse and out into the real world.
"... personalized experiences provided by Cortana."
Would you want to have a personalised experience with an assistant like that?
Re: Non-reflective laptop screens.
Go to eBay (or similar) and get an Acer Travelmate 8000 (or similar). Also on eBay, get a replacement battery and an SSD PATA drive for it, 16GB or 32GB will be fine. Install LInux MInt (or similar). Enjoy using it. I already had the Acer so I just had to get the battery and PATA SSD :)
Re: Better password needed
123456 isn't a prime number so if course it's not secure. (I may be getting confused here.)
Re: So memoryloss, and a very unimaginitive brain is what it takes to become a regreporter?
Would the toothpick/stylus fit into a small recessed tube in the wristphone, or would it be tied to the strap with a short length of stylish string?
After Heartbleed and other similar problems, I'd hope that many eyes are now looking over the crypto and security functions of Linux and its various distributions. At least people can do that if they want to.
Am I correct in assuming ...
... that they use an SMS to send the warning? I hope so.
Re: Someone fell for the autocorrect
You mentioned it. That could be the spark :)
Re: Oo Exciting..
Paragraphs 7-10 explain the differences and the relative advantages betwen virtualisation and containerisation. Nate Amsden's excellent comment is very interesting.
Did this crowd ......
... have torches and pitchforks, or were they brandishing buggy whips?
"... with 12GB of data costing just shy of £1,000 ..."
I'd be happy to charge a roving business person half that rate, and provide a meal and a bottle of wine while they surfed the net using my WiFi. Do I put an advert in my local paper?
The location of the selfies ...
... on the globe doesn't correspond to where they were taken (according to the location placards). I was a bit disappointed.
@Joe 35 Re: Website policy stupidity
I encountered that problem 3 years ago when I tried to pay my (ill in hospital) Mother's phone bill, we were both with Virgin Media. They wouldn't accept my encyclopaedic knowledge of her and her account details. Eventually I drove 100 miles to her house and made the phone call from her phone, thus 'proving' my bona-fides and obtaining details for making a direct transfer from my bank account. I'm surprised that they didn't accuse me of being a burglar who'd broken into her house.
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