520 posts • joined Wednesday 10th June 2009 14:14 GMT
I tried to use Alibaba once
Total waste of time; between the language issues, spam and inaccurate product descriptions, I ended up with nothing usable. Thankfully, it seems to have fallen lower in the returns from my Google searches recently.
So the angle of the dangle is key
// and a very happy Sysadmin Day to all the BOFHs out there.
Do they have any tech people on staff?
Or is LightSquared just a collection of "big idea guys" and lobbyists?
// at some point, reality will intrude on their dreams of greatness (and greater profits)
Not *currently* true
but may become true, shortly.
Sadly, here in the US, we don't have this kind of political ad (perhaps it would put some life back into a boring electoral process here).
However, if I lived in Moscow, this is one political rally I would attend.
Chlorinated *before* the (open) reservoirs?
Sounds to me like this muppet should lose his job. You should purify the water right before it goes into the sealed system, methinks. If it needs to sit, it should be sitting in a covered storage tank.
The real WTF is...
The damn UPS manufacturer "thought outside the box" and used a DB-9 connector with a non-standard pinout for a "serial port". Connecting a standard cable causes Bad Things to happen.
Poor design doesn't even begin to cover it.
Good for them
Now, maybe they can turn their attention to making sure the malware authors can't submit bogus ads containing malware into their ad serving networks.
Next time, it might be a human. Good to know the pilot has some experience pulling loads off cliff faces.
I remember when
the tech showed us which relay to pull out on the 402 accounting machine to make it run twice as fast. We were cautioned to replace it after finishing whatever rush job, because the motor in that unit wasn't as hefty as the one used in the 403 (which was the same machine, minus a relay and plus a heftier motor)
Counterfeit gear or unauthorized upgrades?
"JDC Networking Inc altered Cisco products by using pirated software, and created labels and packaging in order to mislead consumers into believing the products it sold were genuine Cisco products."
So, they performed unauthorized upgrades? Article makes it sound like the hardware was genuine, they just messed with the firmware. Probably still not kosher, and Cisco wouldn't like it, but not exactly selling counterfeit hardware.
a new and flamboyant abbot...Father Simone Fioraso
For those of us who remember the old, classic, Saturday Night Live...perhaps this is where Father Guido Sarducci finally landed?
There's a guestbook on his website
If he were a real Christian, he'd feel pretty awful about all the suffering he's caused with his silly prediction. Selling his media empire and doing something charitably worthwhile with the profits would go a long way towards balancing out all the bad karma he has accumulated.
// I bet he won't do that.
// I'd be very happy to be wrong.
If *I* were doing it...
I'd add some kind of cryptographic hash to the coupons. That way, you'd need to know the key to make anything but a copy of coupon that's already been legitimately created. So you could make as many "5-cent off a bag of Doritos" coupons as you want, but you'd be very hard pressed to come up with a "95 cent off a bag of Doritos" coupon without knowing the crypto secret.
//Anyone want a coupon for a free pint?
If I was to scan an image of a bank note
Allow me to draw your attention to this fine article which indicates why your cunning plan is doomed to fail:
Now we know
They're not black...they're SILVER!
In addition to the interference issue
Powerline networking is unable to achieve the bandwidth of a fiber link. It's a bad technology for what it's being used for: delivery of internet bandwidth to the individual user. It requires expensive and large isolators,more closely located repeaters and high voltage precautions for maintenance. It's fundamentally a bad technology, kept alive only by "entrepreneurs" seeking to make a bundle of money on a scheme that can't compete.
Think of DSL...it can't compete in terms of bandwidth or distance with fiber or coax. BPL is DSL on steroids (and high voltage)...you're going up against the laws of physics, powerlines weren't built to handle high data rates, and so, not surprisingly, they do so extremely poorly.
they didn't demolish that hangar at Moffet Field, huh?
// no blimp icon available
Let's hope it does not involve stakes.
(they don't do that anymore, do they?)
Who owns the patent?
Bedrock appears to have bought it from the inventor, a CS professor in New York. Bedrock is a troll -- they have no product, no research and no customers. Their business is buying patents and using them as a basis for lawsuits.
Leave it to the Libyans
To determine whether a crime has been committed. Did you notice that there's not been a lot of uproar about NATO attacking Ghadaffi? Even from the Arab press? That's because he's managed to piss off almost everyone except the North Koreans and the Venezuelans during his time as dictator. Pretty much everyone (including his own people) would like to see the back of him.
Let me count the ways...
Not that I'd ever engage in something like this <cough> but a screwdriver across the pins of a random chip would pretty much kill the motherboard. But watch out for the chassis intrusion detection...long (insulated) handled tool through the cooling vents on the back would be my advice.
Top speed of 3kts is going to make it hard to maintain position in strong currents, isn't it?
Proof that this is not for real
I have never seen a software developer, male or female, in that good shape. *Two* software developers, in excellent physical condition, as shown in the photo, vioates the laws of probability.
Solving the wrong problem
According to TFA, the law prohibits exposure of "underwear, buttocks or the breast of a female".
Does it address the exposure of underwear or buttocks of males as well? The former is not an issue to which I necessarily desire a resolution; the latter most definitely is.
cost+small admin fee?
Which conveniently happens to be exactly the same as the price you paid for the first copy.
Can't believe it
"Be sure to drink your Ovaltine"
either that or "remember to pick up milk, bread and eggs"
//mine's the one with the rotors in the pocket