135 posts • joined 8 May 2007
@would it never suffer the BSOD?
No, it has the MCOD (Mushroom Cloud Of Death) of course.
"It's an embarrassing slip that's going to do more for Bing's fortunes than any $100m-TV advertising campaign."
Perhaps more of a Freudian slip?
No, the city of Rhodes will...
Mine's the 30 meter bronze one...
mobe condom clip?
OK, I can see it's useful to store condoms with your mobile, but the design does seem a tad expensive, and isn't it more of a phone accessory, not a Gov. project?
Oh, you mean video clip? That would be really stupid - whoever heard of a successful Gov. information video?
Yep, that's too simplistic.
Where (anywhere on the internet) and what (vulnerable computers) are easy questions, the critical question is Who?, and getting enough proof for a court case. The BBC didn't track down the crims.
Blocking countries is not a good idea - too much collateral damage, too little effect on the bad guys.
Don't forget the support team - when I change a battery, I usually can't find which type it is before pulling it out, then I have to nip down the shops for the replacement. Apparently, the support team had all that figured out beforehand.
Chinese Sex Taboo?
Yet China is the world's most populous country...
"Smoking & Whaling equally abhorred"
Does this mean we can harpoon smokers and sell the meat?
Mine's the sou'wester.
USB keychains are easy to loose. The correct approach is to classify your data, and encrypt (in storage and in transit) data that should be kept confidential. The storage medium is then irrelevant.
Perhaps we should demand ISO27001 -certified celebrities?
Mine's the one with the data awaiting classification in the pockets.
Seems like there were three groups:
A. Warlike bastards
B. Ordinary nice guys
C. Clever nice guys
The researchers do their research after all the killing... group B is pretty much all dead, they don't get the girls, but they also don't get counted. Group C is clever enough to smooth-talk the girls, and therefore scores higher.
Alternatively, the really nasty bastards all lied about being nice guys, and anyone who disagreed had unfortunate accidents...
Re: Re: ID?
OK, but how's anyone going to check the ID, if you're wearing a mask?
But, if they get rid of the meter reader, they'll have to write off the investment in "showering consumer detection" technology. That's why they always call when you're in the shower - my meter reader told me.
Is there more information on the "exported" electricity option... like how is it priced? Does the credit for that vary in-line with the tarrif changes for peak/non-peak? That would offer an good incentive for consumers to become producers, perhaps installing solar or wind generators, or getting the kids onto exercise bikes with alternators when East Enders comes on... A greener, fitter Britain?
Mine's the wet towel.
Can you figure out a way to pocket the bribe AND the reward for turning them in?
Criminals must be nostalgic for the good ol' days, when they could get all the access they needed for a bar of chocolate.
Best ever comments, @CTG
We're even getting recursive... though that might not be so desirable with the coffee/nose/keyboard ones.
Mine's the one with the loop terminator and tissues in the pocket.
Driving while using a phone is a safety hazard, so *of course* you switch off your phone when you get into the car... it would be irresponsible to do otherwise, right? They can't lock you up for following the rules, can they?... can they?
but then you'll have an IP address, and they can always try traffic analysis. Watch out for a suspicious rise in the numbers of ornithologists... in black helicopters.
Blackmail was one suggestion, but it isn't on the charge sheet. They were passed around quietly for a long time, the whole thing blew up when the journos heard about them.
Perhaps the best evidence is that the accused doesn't have the photos on his computer, but does have a secure delete program.
@Chris Hatfield - Sorry, Edison had one girlfriend at a time, no lesbian pics have emerged. The girl's Chinese names are useful search terms.
I get this...
with an amazing memory - like "Daddy, you said it was bad to use that word..."
a strong desire to live instinctively - like screaming loudly when they don't get their way, and hitting siblings? "Oh, it's OK, he's expressing his desire to live instinctively."
with an evolved consciousness - unlike all those amoeba, with unevolved conciousnesses
help change the vibrations of our lives - its that jazz/rock/punk/(insert new music type here)
and create one land, one globe and one species - environmental destruction, mass extinction and ecological disaster!
They are our bridge to the future - brilliant, so unarguable
@Steve - knowing our luck, you're the other 5%, and you're just about to create a black hole to swallow us all!
More like marriage...
two individuals forming a longer-term partnership for the benefit of their offspring.
It was the earlier studies that were looking for prostitution.
It might become a record-breaker...
but it is horribly inefficient. From the vehicle details page:
Horsepower 268 kw 360 hp
Burners 3 Megawatts of heat
I make that 8.9% efficient. :-(
@(@ ((@ AC @ Bonkers AC.)))
If the family had had guns, then people would still be dead.
Yesterday's front-page news in Hong Kong was about a woman who ran amok, attacking strangers. It didn't make international headlines, guess why? She used a broom, the worst injury was a broken arm. Hong Kong has gun control, and is safe - name me a US city of 7 million where that level of violence would become news.
Cameras cause crimes...
@Nebulo - your figures *prove* that cameras cause crimes... most of those other areas of the world that are entirely uncamered (is that a word? Is now!) have a zero crime rate. I can't remember the last time I saw a news report of a mugging in Antarctica, or graffiti in the mid-Atlantic.
This message brought to you by the Paris Hilton Statistics School.
So we should conclude that supplying Thatcher with shoes could have averted the Falklands War? Next we'll have a Shoe Event Horizon.
"Relax and Enjoy Your Shoes"
@A J Stiles, "I thought cows were obligate herbivores?"
I've considered them carnivores since BSE was explained...
@Elmer Phud, "So, we stop cow farts and clog up the seas."
Double win: by allowing plankton blooms, more CO2 is absorbed and remains in the oceans...
which gradually fill up with dead algae sludge. OK, you can't have everything. But just you wait 50 million years, and you'll have new oilfields for the drilling.
icon: maritime occupation involving death.
Does SIMS suffer the same problem in cases of long-term illness? Perhaps the school administrator should have entered the death certificate as a Doctor's certificate, after all, that's what it is.
The title mislead me... it should be "truancy letter" I was expecting it to be an attendance certificate for the pupil, which could have been funny, if sick, and open up the possibility of accusing the school of "preventing lawful burial of a body", or something. This is just... sad.
No karaoke? Where's your sense of adventure?
@AC: "It's messed up... Berkeley street in Mayfair, where it meets Stratton street... not!"
Nah, it's a time-space anomaly. If you move around, you can see a taxi navigating through it. There's a reason why cabbies study so hard.
Icon: well, it's black
If it looks like a fish, and swims like a fish...
how long before the researchers discover that their £20,000 toy has been eaten by a shark (laser headgear optional) or other predator?
Mine's the one with the greasy newspaper of chips in the pocket...
I haven't been fatally stabbed in the last seven days, does that count?
"how hard would it be for a provider to close the downstream port when such a packt is detected"
For one specific piece of malware? Not hard. For every piece of malware... very, very difficult. And as soon as a significant number of ISPs start doing that, the bad guys change tactics.
"99% of home users (and a whacking proportion of business users) could block email from all "foreign" addresses without affecting their social or business lives at all"
Sure, just unplug yourself from the internet, won't you! I deal with email for a small business that manufactures resin kits in Hong Kong, a few times, I've had to deal with problems caused by stupid overseas ISPs assuming none of their customers could *possibly* want to get email from Hong Kong. Worse, I'm sure other messages are just getting dropped silently, loosing business. Multiply that by thousands of small businesses, what's the cost to the world economy? Maybe the financial tsunami wasn't caused by stupid ISPs, but they're making it worse.
Blocking bad packets, improving international legal cooperation, cutting off known bad-actors etc. will all be part of the solution, but don't expect it to be easy or quick to fix, and shortcuts will just make it worse.
We demand rigidly defined areas of doubt and uncertainty!
Sounds like someone missed the lesson on approximation and reasonable accuracy. Would you prefer the option of "one year, plus one day and one second or minus one second"?
Sure, the ancestors of humans existed at the same time as dinosaurs, but they weren't humans (homo sapiens / pans narrans, take your pick).
I know that the earliest humans didn't coexist with dinosaurs for the same reason I know the earth goes round the sun in one year, rain is wet, and politicians lie - evaluation of the available evidence.
I like your comment. Parroting facts gets in the way of understanding.
More research needed...
They asked when the students were sober?
So what happens to the answers as the students get drunker...
Where do I apply for the grant?
Mine's the heavy one with the booze in the pcokets.
Where to start?
A standardised interface for 240V, 50Hz power connections, let's call it BS1363.
I have to admit...
a drinking session that lasts a whole month does seem a little excessive., but why not just cut it to two weeks?
Going out on a limb
@DAN*tastik @Child Erosion
"Am I the only one who considered the possibility of that one being a sarcastic comment?"
No, twigged it right away... unless someone's let in a Daily Mail reader!
"there was a lad in my school with a foreleg missing"
are you sure he wasn't a kid? Human's forelimbs are called arms...
Cool trick he had, though.
Sure, Australia & NZ have winter in July, but I didn't know sheep were fans of HP...
Mine's the flameproof one... I'll need it!
or it could show...
that net addicts are more honest?
got some browsing to do...
Making people = Bad
Killing people = Good
Well, they've got a strategy to address overpopulation, but wouldn't contraception be less gory?
"Then we need to worry about the proper PH value"
PH, of course, standing for Paris Hilton. Don't get confused with pH, a measure of the hydrogen ion concentration. And it's a little tautological to worry about dessication after you've worked out you need a solvent, "like liquid water".
I'm writing a patent on a "device capable of restarting a autonomous driverless vehicle by means of rotating the ignition key". Actually, how do you normally start this thing, turn the key and jump out quick?
@Aldous "water which is more expensive" - with 2/3rds of the earth's surface water, and the law of supply and demand, I'd have thought land was more expensive.
Mine's the one with the really damp property brochures in the pocket.
That's because the right to free speech is enshrined in HK law. In fact, in many circumstances, phone use is mandatory, e.g. when a photo is taken of a group of 5 or more people, and during quiet scenes in the cinema etc.
However, it's not compulsory to use a phone while driving, unless you are having an accident.
DACA - Digital Alien Copyright Act
Encrypted communications look the same as noise. We won't be able to pick out the alien transmissions until we buy the decoder...
With financiers that can't see beyond the next bonus, and politicians that can't see beyond the next election, there could be a few difficulties in adopting this plan.
there's a tool kit floating around there, we just need someone to grab hold of it and put the pieces back together.
Sorry, I just trod on an overlord...
Anybody remember the Goodies episode featuring dogs as fuel in an open fire?
"Microsoft's #1 problem IMHO is that their operating systems are too user friendly."
I'd expect a friend to warn me when I was going to do something stupid. Damn newspeak.
A bouncer at a Florida nightclub refused to accept my Hong Kong ID card as proof of age, and asked if I had a driving license. I showed my HK driving license, and even pointed out where it had my ID card number (but no photo or age) on it.
Fortunately, her manager was able to figure it out, and let me in. Mickey Mouse outfit.
Anyway, it is an oxymoron to ask you to prove you can drive before allowing you to drink yourself into no fit state to do the same... unless, of course, they forcibly search for and confiscate the car keys of anyone presenting a driving license. That would make the roads safer.
"Wales is no more a country that Yorkshire." - Isn't Yorkshire getting a seat on the UN Security Council soon?
A good point, well-made, I'm sure, but Babelfish doesn't have a Welsh->English option. Personally, I like Wales, because it's the only country that's passed a law that my name must be displayed in places of entertainment and certain road signs.
OK, is the co-worker eating the demon, or vica-versa?
Mine's the one with the copy of "Eats, arms and fires" (slightly bloody, with holes) in the pocket.