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Re: AAAAAAAAAA++++++++++ Article
You forgot "would reccommend", "would recomend", "wood reccomend" or the highly unlikely "would recommend"
Re: Delta Tango Oscar
It's Greek, therefore older than America, let alone "American-business-twatspeak nonsense". I first encountered it in school when I learnt calculus. I've also encountered it in the phonetic alphabet which you've perhaps ironically used.
As FDR mentioned, perhaps you'd have preferred "difference", but that wouldn't have accurately fit, given the author could then have been talking about the differences in the data sets, not the difference gap. So yes, it's quite a good word. I use it when describing data sets as just one example.
If you're going to put a vulture logo in the pictures to protect yourselves from theft, at least make the photos worthy of stealing? Did you take it on an old camera phone, print it out on a dot matrix and then re-scan it?
"It's a fantastic piece of kit, limited only by the range of your iDevices"
Re: Technic LEGO for 21st Century..
Kits are very expensive. Generic sets of blocks, a lot cheaper. You're usually paying for the design (or copyrights for the Star Wars, Harry Potter, LOTR et al) when you buy specific kits.
Just buy the blocks, let the kid's imagination do the design - will be a lot more satisfying too.
Presumably the new standard will match the old one on day 1, and the old standard will gradually drift.
Why would it be useless formatted to FAT32? I have terabyte drives formatted to FAT32, think the limit is 2TB (or even 16TB if you up the sector size)
Re: in my experience it would be more like...
This is your reminder to call the vet
I got a full house at "synergistically" - where do I collect my bullsht bingo prize?
Does the X-37b have an offensive ability?
Yeah, it's got a picture of a guy giving the bird as it flies past.
Re: Micro gravitation changes?
"Does such a close encounter have any gravitational affect on the asteroids orbital path?"
Yes, a very very very (...etc...) slight one. In the same way any craft does when using gravity assisted accelerations or deccelerations.
"Might it now be on a collision course with us in another 5,000 years?"
It might, but then again it may have nudged it off a collision course. Our ability to calculate orbital paths of small objects isn't as accurate as that.
Re: Ooh, voice-guided turn by turn nav?
And somehow, miraculously, Google have managed to make voice guided TBT navigation available on the older kit too - something Apple insist can't be done (no voice recog/Siri or TBT on their Maps app on an iPhone 4, only 4S and 5).
There has been speculation that Google weren't able to update their map app as frequently as they'd like when it was embedded in iOS - I think this app goes some way to support that theory.
"The Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator (LOHAN) team"
*cough* hydrogen now *cough*
Re: Health insurance
I think that's the grim reality hidden beneath this message:
Now that costs have supposedly plummeted, the market is ripe to be exploited by private companies hoping to cash in by using these rich datasets to create "personalised medicines and individualised treatments".
"The system is used by journalists, activists and military organisations around the world to bypass censorship and communicate securely."
The *military* uses Tor?? Really?? Would expect it to be a fairly tin-pot military that resorted to Tor.
Re: Status > Landing
@asdf - There are anecdotal stories that speak of pilots hearing the tell-tale mobile phone interference in their headsets.
Re: Shock Horror
You're rather overselling NTLM by describing it as "crypto" I reckon :-)
As I recall from whenever one of my parents forgot their password on XP it was a case of removing a single file in the System32 folder. Their profile name with an extension but I forget which (.key, .pid, .sam?).
"Cracking" XP is about as impressive as cracking a diary's padlock.
Re: Globalisation is coming back home
"About time stop all businesses outsourcing or moving production."
Outsourcing <> shipping to China. Apple will still outsource production, even if it's in the US. Every company outsources something, be it the cleaner, security guard, electrician or IT.
You paid £5 for River Raid?? Mine was £2.99 on cassette ;-)
Am amazed Activision have survived too. I'm sure I was told back at the time that tape 2 tape was going to kill them off.
Re: Also in the news..
Well they will now there's a reference to it on the Internet that can be quoted out of context! ;-)
"I faked that EXIF data!"
aka "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"
"Helium is for softies."
Indeed, such was the frequent point made in the forums/comments sections and disregarded every time. Glad it's changed, just surprised there wasn't a browbeaten article from Lester :-)
Low Orbit Helium Assisted Navigator
When did the switch to hydrogen happen?
God speed Playmonaut - I like to think you're not lost and are riding LOHAN hard across the channel towards Paris.
it's not a "simple 'screwdriver' operation.
Nope, it's a screwdriver and gluegun operation from the sounds of that teardown - is that enough?
What killed Motorola?
I'm hoping it was those irritating adverts. "Hello Moto. Play, play, I wanna play some games..."
Re: I wont let mine go because
"The recycling companies wanted to give me about 30 quid for em....Piss off......."
^^ That. If they value the phone at less than £20, it's barely worth my time spent going to the post office to get proof of postage. It's also worth more to me as a spare phone.
The CoD franchise has effectively been a level expansion pack for some time, and very little replay value. The online multiplayer element is (largely) the same from game to game. They release a game pretty much annually.
GTA on the other hand, bases itself around an open world which in itself you'd take several weeks to get bored of. GTA is pretty much a release of multiple stories, with a vast new city each time. They also don't churn out a slightly rehashed version each year.
Saying this as someone who'll buy every installment of both series. But as an occasional gamer CoD I'll be done with in a month, GTA will last me at least 6.
Re: Code release?
You've just discovered there are jackasses on the internet? Rest assured that for every rude comment there will be at least 10 people interested to see it :-) I'm interested in your approach to compensating for drift on the accelerometers for example, having struggled with it over a year or so (on and off anyway!)
Pretty please, with sugar on top?
Go on, you know you want to! :-)
Re: Hitting # or * a few times can sometimes work too
"agent" is a good way to break out of a voice recognition system
Re: Uh, what default password?
Have you worked with *any* domestic router???
Re: Some models even advertise their MAC address on the case of the device!
And those models with a helpful label showing the MAC address usually print the default WPA keys, so to ignore that, read the MAC address on the label and hashing it seems a bit of a strange task indeed...
It's about 3p/GB if you avoid the 4TB premium drives and settle for 3TB instead. Scary when I consider getting excited for drives that broke the GB barrier for £100 back in the mid-90's.
Lucky swine. You could probably do the same story in any number of small hamlets in deep dark Wales where my father-in-law lives. Except without the sunny summers.
Still, "Copper Cable of Uncertainty" - I'm using that phrase forever more!
Re: How much?
15 minutes per day on a Tube platform? I'd be amazed if it were 5 on an average day.
Re: Wow, just wow...
You mean you whistled several times, looked like a nutter to passers-by and occasionally got it to generate the tone. Or alternatively you coughed, slammed a door, boiled a kettle or dropped a pin and it would generate a tone too.
Such was my experience with them anyway!
Re: Blue skies on Mars?
Not really, the sky is usually blue at sunset on Mars, and reddish during the day. Pretty much the opposite of Earth.
Yup, think the article's oversimplified it. Curiosity isn't designed to detect life directly, only the elements required for life (as we understand it), "organic" compounds and biosignatures (or evidence life existed).
Although if a ma-hoooo-sive spider crawled across the ground where a camera was pointing, they could probably claim that one
Re: The fundamental things apply
"Let me brake it down for you"
Probably destroyed your argument before you even began sadly.
Re: Unfair comparison
Not to mention there have been 9 "pure" COD games to date (not including the various PSP/Vita/DS alternates).
So yes, thing that cost 5x as much and has had more releases, outsells other thing. Good news.
I reckon it cost me less to see the entire Star Wars saga at the cinema over the years than a single copy of a COD game. Heck the bluray release last year cost less the same.
And is dead, last I checked
" Back then, Brits seemed satisfied with a pair of BBC channels, whatever broadcasters was running ITV in their region [...] and Channel 4"
And whatever soft grumble flick Channel 5 were screening. Red shoe diaries or similar I'd imagine.
Ooh I remember the vaguely threatening letter asking for the OnDigital back when they went belly up! Then I recall they broadcast a message to the boxes congratulating themselves for having a change of heart and giving us a free gift. Presuably they realised the cost of getting them all back would be more than the assets they'd get would be.
Mine was cheerfully in service until it blew up in 2008. Though I was under the impression the original ones stopped working after the digital switchover?
Re: Beware the hype
"Biting the hand that feeds IT" as the saying goes...
There's a reason el Reg is on the Apple blacklist :-D Long may the attitude continue.
Re: Fag-packet calculation
Airfix will flog you one for a tenner, some assembly required. 1:32 scale though...
I suspect they get the 3D model from Aston Martin though.
Clusterfuck trumps them all I'm afraid.
Re: I think it's mostly comforting news.
"At a recent debate at a prime UK university, more than half the students voted in favour of the thesis "casual sex is morally wrong""
Except the research done in this case was "hook up" which apparently included "kissing", which makes it seem all the less remarkable. 3 snogs a months? I imagine most people are aiming for that on an average night out.
Maybe you could treat these sorts of stories the same way you're planning to report Giff Gaff outages?
More customers realised today how awful TT are, and crucially how easy it is to leave. In other news, Giff Gaff suffered a network outage, bear defacated in woods, film at 11.
"I'd have demanded more, though how do you quantify how much a clock is worth."
Depends if you're buying second hand...
Re: Be careful where you leave it
"Just look out for hungry birds."
Tch, Rovio doing another Angry Birds crossover release, this time with Hungry Hippos?
- SMASH the Bash bug! Apple and Red Hat scramble for patch batches
- BENDY iPhone 6, you say? Pah, warp claims are bent out of shape: Consumer Reports
- eXpat Files 'Could we please not have naked developers running around the office BEFORE 10pm?'
- Vulture at the Wheel Renault Twingo: Small, sporty(ish), safe ... and it's a BACK-ENDER
- NASA rover Curiosity drills HOLE in MARS 'GOLF COURSE'