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Re: Nutrimatic Drinks Dispenser
"But will it produce something that is "almost, but not quite, entirely unlike tea"?"
But on the upside they'll have it licked in 3-4 generations.
Re: True, brewmeisters have filtration equipment installed,
"but why should the onus be on them? Why are the freaking frackers given carte blanche to come in to an area,"
Because in Europe they are not.
Not everywhere is America.
Re: Kuwait Is Not Sinking
" They just march in and steamroll over objections or just patronize people."
I think you should qualify that with "in America."
Because it was dear ol' Shrub that specifically put in exemptions in the Clean Air and Clean Water acts to allow them to stick it more or less anywhere and pump whatever they wanted down it to open up the pores.
A big thank you to his old oil buddies for their solid (gold) support.
In other countries operators have to be abide by somewhat tighter regulations.
"Terrorists and Pedos, eh? How about Terrorists VERSUS Pedos? Terrorist Ninjas Vs Pedo Pirates? I think we have a film title here somewhere. Or at least an internet meme...."
IDK. The cover art would probably fall fowl of the cartoon porn law.
Re: This one isn't going away
"we could just declare everyone in the country is now an MI5 officer. That way everyone will be under MI5 observation. Any terrorists who kill people will be in breach of their employment contract and could be given a disciplinary warning."
Creative and positive.
Re: I met a women contractor on my first developer job out.
Oops, that really should have been a "woman" contractor. Yes it really has taken me this long to notice. To explain.
Nature had played a little trick on her.
By nature she was a small, mousy haired rather timid character.
Hidden inside a tall, rather statuesque blonde.
9/11/2001 3 planes, c18 terrorists and 4000+ dead.
2 nutcases and a machete.
Who do you think is winning?
Unless the politicians let them win by falling for this grossly disproportionate and useless law.
"but if we dont have the snoopers charter and a child goes missing how will you justify that?"
I think that's what the Candian minister asked when their govt tried to pass this rubbish.
"imagine terrorists and pedos working in conjunction. we need to do something before this happens"
dream nightmare opportunity scenario that politicians cream worry over.
Re: This one isn't going away
"However, we seem to have a group of people in politics "
Only partly right.
The reason this BS has persisted through roughly eight
sock puppets home secretaries are the group of current and ex senior spooks who want it.
Blunkett, Reid, Smith, May et all are the front persons.
If you've seen Enemy of the State you need to look for the John Voight types.
Who are Thomas Brian Reynolds?
Re: Human rights? Pfff....
"I also wholly agree that snooping powers will have done nothing to stop this. "
What makes you think that is its purpose?
Re: We don't need a snoopers charter
"Then they came for me. Fortunately them rounding other people up had bought me enough time to escape."
A very good point.
Re: Other soldiers @MJI
"I out to point out that I was referring to UK military bases in the UK."
It might have been a very different story had the soldier been carrying a side arm however AFAIK most British troops do not have side arm training and I don't think it's been anything like a common practice (in the UK) since the resolution of the Northern Ireland situation.
It's one of those simple ideas that would have serious consequences.
Re: Here we go again...
"And anyway, surely they'd only be 'terrorists' if the public permit themselves to be terrorised by their actions. Tell them to get stuffed and just keep calm and carry on."
In fact it appears only the politicians are being terrorized into talking b**locks about the Snoopers Charter.
Real people recognize you can't stop a couple of random nutters being nutty.
Re: Here we go again...
"For the hundreds of millions that would be spent enabling the Snopers Charter on the off-chance it might save a couple of lives now and again, "
That's "hundreds of millions" a year to the ISP's.
The amount GCHQ will spend remains a secret.
Re: Exists already?
"No, you are not reading it wrong as what is being said is largely bollocks. This, for all its tragedy, is not a terrorist act causing mass panic. It was simply some religious nutters out to make a statement and will do nothing to help whatever twisted "cause" they spout."
Re: With the lad not even buried...
"the political opportunism kicks in."
It does not take much for a data fetishist to break cover and make a grab for the goodies.
Truly they have no shame.
"Is everybody who supports this charter sure they are squeaky-clean?"
The self righteous are always sure that they are a)squeaky-clean and (fallback) even if some of their behaviour isn't they have a good cause for it, not like the rest of us.
Re: Your pr0n downloading habits are probably of zero interest to anyone other than Google
"Oh well, it's probably ok to get rid of any right to privacy, because it probably won't be abused. There is no way terror legislation would be used to randomly harass people, probably."
RIPA used to find out what schools catchment area a couple live in. Unthinkable.
Freezing terrorist assets applied to coucils who deposited cash into Icelandic banks. Ridiculous.
Re: I don't know whether or not I have any degree of Autism
"For example, given a choice of writing 'El Reg' or 'The Register', I'll always choose the latter because I fear there may be some unwritten rule regarding use of the former that I'll break. "
That's not a sign of being on the Autism spectrum.
That's called "Being English."
Re: Note that difference *loan* (with interest) versus old car maker (2nd or 3rd) bailout.
"I tip my hat to you, Pirate Dave. At long last we have a strong challenger to Eadon for El Reg's "Tool of the Year" award. I have complete faith that you are up to the task."
Eadon, Matt Bryant and Pirate Dave all have a number of Tool like qualities but none have made my ignore list as they (infrequently) have made valid points, on certain subjects.
There is one however whose comments I have found completely ignorable without any sense of lost viewpoint or useful information.
A sort of "Universal tool" if you will. But to name them is to honour them and they don't deserve that either.
I think some prefer the term "neurodiverse"
And some companies who do this had better watch their backs.
Some of that "thinking differently" applies to how badly they react to being treated as idiots come financial reward time.
Note that difference *loan* (with interest) versus old car maker (2nd or 3rd) bailout.
And note investors put their money where their mouths are and bought a chunk of Tesla.
It does not look like anyone was queuing up to be more shares of either Ford or Chrysler.
So the US
taxpayers government puts out a load of cash and gets it be back with interest.
I'd call that thumbs up.
Better confiscate their passports.
They are lawyers who.
Mfg porn to entrap.
Hide their ownership so it's not obvious they are both lawyers and their own client.
Lie to the court
Have not coughed up court set charges when told to.
How soon before they all have to attend an "Important legal seminar" in some non extradition country and then decide to have an "extended holiday" there? And you can bet that if they did they'd set up shop there and start this b**locks all over again.
*Why* would they do any more than the statuory minimum?
It's the distribution grid, not any single power plant. There is only one.
So if it falls over the US
taxpayer government will pick up the bill because this is also "too big to fail."
Now if there were incentives to improve that would be a different story. I'm talking fines equal to a % of gross profit.
Otherwise it will be a case of "They'll get their power back, eventually."
But if Congress legislates (what Obama has already agreed in principle) the industry will
whine explain it will make them "uncompetitive" and "reduce their power to compete in world markets".
In cynical mode....
So 4999*325 = 1624 675 euros
Sorry guys we didn't make the target so we're going to have scrub the plan.
Why yes that is a copy of the original version of the "The Producers" in my pocket.
Springtime for Hitler, and Germany. Deutschland is happy and gay..
45Kwh ? Battery tech just jumped a couple of orders of magnitude.
Or perhaps your sub editing needs some sub-editing?
"p.s does anyone remember the other series that was on tv of a dad built a bunker in his house and tricked the family into thinking nuclear war had started? eventually the kids found out it hadnt at all and thats how it ended.."
I think you're thinking of a one off TV play. Possibly with Sheila Hancock in it.
Re: The day of wonders!
"I can now put an E-CAT into my Moller's Skycar and fly in the skies for days on end, sustaining myself on Soylent alone!
Verily, today is the day of wonders!"
And they say Russians have no sense of humour.
"a Russian company specialised in production of protein-enriched food stuffs"
Well lets face it that grass based porridge they developed for the gulags was a bit bland.
Mind you I think (with a bit of clever marketing) it would have made an excellent slimming aid .
"Developed by a top team of NKVD nutritionists this product will aid weight loss as part of a 10 year prison sentence."
"Soylent Green anyone?"
I think we've have quiteenough of that for 1 day thank you.
"Next step warn the Dutch to mend there ways otherwise we will do SFA about global warning and watch the clog wearers drown when sea levels do rise.
As for the rest the Channel Islands, Caymans etc surely they are small enough to literally wipe off the map one small Nuke each. Bit hard to claim your headquarters are a radioactive part of the ocean."
You are Dennis Leary and I claim my prize.
"Why? Because we got the bombs. 2 words. Nuclear f**king weapons."
What gets me is a lot of this stuff sounds *very* easy to get right
And once got right to simply replicate in your next project.
And the project after that.
I wonder if these developers would pay more attention (or any attention) if their home systems got invaded?
Just incredibly sad.
Re: a useful tool if used correctly
"Children will need an understanding of how to use types of program like a spreadsheet or wordporcessor, and ICT gives the students that however that teaches them how to use Office 2010, and 2013's changes make that knowledge is obslite before they have even started learning it."
But are you typing this on a phone?
Spell check is your friend.
A note on rockets and parachutes.
Soyuz is split into 3 segments and the landing compartment is the smallest. The Russians worked out you could optimize the weight of the whole system by basically dedicating a small part of it for this one function. Minimal volume -> minimal surface area to protect with (heavy) ablative and you can afford some retro rockets (triggered by a gamma ray altimeter).*
The US decided to go with a mult-function capsule with a proportionately bigger (much bigger) heat shield.
*A design which GE had proposed to NASA in one of the first govt/industry conferences on what would be Apollo. Before NASA announced that as the design had to fit the Saturn 1 they had essentially already decided what the design was and GE (and the other 22 companies who turned up) might as well not have bothered. GE was the #1 designer of re-entry vehicles on the planet at that time (they did the designs for ICBM's and knew a lot about real world re-entry heating.
"Engine room and war rooms? It's a spaceship!"
You've never read the surreal comic novel "T-minus tower" then?
It's the rotating restaurant.
Instant artificial gravity.
Re: Vulnerability fixed last year.
"When I was doing information assurance for the US DoD, if I didn't have every system on the installation patched within 10 days of a patch being approved by DISA, I had to explain to a rather irritated General why the systems weren't patched and vulnerable."
It sounds like you ran a tight ship.
The trouble is what sort of operation does everyone else run?
Unless your network is completely disconnected from other sites and other organizations you're as vulnerable as the least secure of those entities. They might be substantially more lax.
It's a dreadful old cliche but network security is everyone's business.
Apple CFO trousers $68m
Ever wondered why?
Yes folks a subsidiary domiciled nowhere for tax purposes hence no one to pay tax to.
This is truly the Special and General Theory of Relativity of
tax dodging "income protection."
Mr CFO I salute you.
You'd all do it if you could (and believe me if it's still legal next year a bunch of super rich 'mericans will)
Re: Sweet and Sour
"Don't hack others if you don't like being hacked yourself."
But Stuxnet seemed like a brilliant idea at the time.
No one would know who did it and the Iranians would be unable to turn it against its developers.
Didn't work out so well.
Re: DAFUQ happened to common sense?
"Microsoft didn't give anything to anyone. Microsoft SOLD the source code to Windows. It did refuse to give the source code to the US Government though."
The gift that just keeps giving (to the Chinese).
Cheap at twice the price.
Which sort of tells you how much concern MS has for any of its customers.
Legal threat letters. The *first* resort of the scam artist.
AFAIK where I pay to have my work published that's called vanity publishing.
When they pay to publish my work that's called being an author (part time or otherwise).
I've never heard of this OMICS group but they'll need pretty deep pockets to pursue an author in another country. My instinct is they know once people start digging their facade will dissolve like a mud track after heavy rain.
Most useful "IT" skill I learned in school.
2 pass assembler construction? No.
Self modifying code? No.
Programming in an obsolete language? No.
Touch typing? Yes.
How many decades have we thought the QWERTY keyboard obsolete? How many decades has it continued to persist? For bulk data entry this is still the state of the art. How many people actually use voice recognition text entry? Pen?
If' you never do a "real" IT job it will still be damm handy.
The people of Xerox PARC introduced school children to computers as ways to enable the child's creativity, not to shackle them to the command sets of Windows applications forever.
Re: tools for the job - e.g. Rasberry pi
"The biggest problem is that the politicians have been playing political football with education for the last 50 - 60 years. "
I think you'll find in the UK that's more like the last century.
I just wonder how many more assumptions were made before people hit the panic button.
Thumbs up for going out there and studying the evidence.
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