95 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
>Cars don't see you
Although a recumbent is a lot lower than an upright bike it is far more visible! Recumbents are such an unusual sight that motor vehicles take much more notice. When riding mine (and I've ridden tens of thousands of kilometers on mine) I can hear vehicles slow down much more as the driver goes "WTF"...
However I wouldn't commute on one in *heavy* traffic but that's for other reasons.
Hi, I'm a non-expert
How the heck does an ordinary person like me check if a router is vulnerable to this?
Or does my home wi-fi router not actually count as this sort of router???
Re: internal applications
Yes, we have one here.
And I'm relieved this ActiveX blocking malarky only affects IE8+ otherwise it would interfere with all our lovely IE6s and IE7s running on XP. Which is our standard platform. Still.
XPs in developing nations?
> Anecdotally, a great many XP machines reside in developing nations:
And here we still have 10,000 XP desktops (and 3,000 IE6s for god's sake) and we're NOT in a developing nation.
The IT triumph that is the "PC refresh program" has just been put back. Again.
I haven't watched Dr Who since the days of John Pertwee but Capaldi is such a great actor I'm planning on watching the new series.
I can't beleive I'm going to watch it again after nearly 40 years!
...and so's my wife!
Basic computer games, the book
I still have my copy of the first edition of David Ahl's book. It's how I learned to program back in the 70s. Which probably accounts for my er... peculiar coding style to this day :-)
CDC Cyber 6600?
The console looked amazing - two circular oscillosope thingies.
Impressed me loads at the time. But then I was only a nipper.
Programmer's File Editor
Can't believe no-one's mentioned PFE.
And where's Galaxian?
Re: IBM's arrogance was that they could make standards ..
Clearly you've never heard of lenses.
"iOS is a lot less configurable. That's the price you pay for flexibility."
Not configurable = inflexible.
Surely those big web firms already make huge profits. Maybe they should think about paying some tax for a change.
"We believe that any changes to the UK’s copyright framework should be industry-led"
That's like saying changes to MP's pay and conditions should be MP-led.
...thin end of the wedge.
And another thing
"...suggested that dominant market players could not make "unilateral and nonessential" changes to contractual terms if consumers have "no option other than to accept the change or abandon an online resource in which they have invested significant time"
IE6 / 7
Surely no-one uses Internet Explorer 6 or 7 these days. Surely!
Ah... except the company which *I* work for still does.
Impressive but not unique
Armadillo aerospace have been doing rocket VTOL for years.
Barking mad not to include more audio formats.
"operating profit of £32m on turnover of £16.3m"
Now that is impressive!
Total dollar amount
I love the widths of the lines for "Total dollar amount that Apple/Samsung is entitled to receive from Samsung/Apple" - you could get a LOT of digits in there.
"We think every mobile device is better if it is deeply social"
Deeply Social? Deeply dippy more like.
Results influenced by Facebook users' drivel?
Another reason not to use Bing then.
(withdrawn and reposted due to complete bloody inability to proof-read)
Security is a pain in the a**
The Reg is a BRITISH site FFS. It should be "Security is a pain in the a***".
Voluntary? Er... no.
"...whether this additional requirement is really worthwhile given that individuals' personal data are so widely and voluntarily made available on the net."
Your data "widely availabale" - yes,
"voluntarily available" - you must be joking.
It's almost impossible to use the internet these days without having to "agree" to endless web sites endless T&Cs. All of which can be changed at a later date and it's your responsibility to check if T&Cs have subsequently changed.
Me! I do.
Why no mention of Close Encounters of the Third Kind's spaceships?
I want a refund, dammit.
Common sense at last
I lost confidence in the review when I read...
"the vast majority of non-technical people have always used a webmail service as their primary personal e-mail account. And Facebook or LinkedIn are considered the natural upgrade to e-mail. "
What utter nonsense.
Creepy and noisy
She needs some lube.
I may be showing my ignorance here.
How would the Credit Card companies know what I've bought? Surely they only know who I've bought from and how much I've paid. that's hardly going to lead to advertising that's very "targetted".
That video clip of Count Arthur Strong doesn't do him justice he is a LOT funnier than that.
I saw him live last year and i haven't laughed so much for ages.
"Smart" metering will mean that in the future when we are short of electricity (and we will be) tarrifs can be adjusted many times during the day so that the price you pay for the electricity you use at any given time of the day (or how windy/sunny it is outside) reflects the amount of electricyty available. Simple supply & demand economics.
The reason we WILL run short of electricity (and personally I can't wait for that to happen) is that no-one is prepared to pay the real cost of power generation, whether that's nuclear, fossil or renewable. The end user will have to pay a lot more for energy in the future if new power generation and transmission infrastructure is going to be built.
The act that no-ne wants to pay for it is perfectly illustrated by today's furore over OFGEM's claim that (once again) energy companies are charging us too much.
You can't have your cake and eat it as they say.
I think you have the right angle there.
Erm.. they've called the beer "incontinent"...?
Why are the Toshiba tablets being displayed on a toilet seat?
SirDigalot you, sir, are an ignorant fool.
Given the choice
...I chose DAB every time. I hate the FM high-frequency hiss.
Title? I don' need no steenkin' title
This statue is one of those things that's worth making a trip to London for.
I'd be a Pastafarian too.
If I wasn't already a Jedi.
It's going to be a terrible NASA PR own-goal if they pursue Mitchell for a 40 year old camera...
I want one
That is all.
I'm gutted there aren't any Robert Silverberg stories in there.
I'm even more gutted I failed to nominate any...
Isn't anyone going to mention the wonderful DEC Writer terminals? God I loved those things - they were so fast compared to teletypes.
Oh, showing my age again :-)
"It is of note that these rules were always in place, but just recently started being enforced."
If a rule isn't enforced it;s not a rule.
Changing "fair use" limits just *after* you've signed up to a 24 month contract...
...what's fair about that?
"If bees can't do the job, the harvesting machines which drive among the trees can surely be adapted to puff each one with pollen."
Oh dear. It's good to see an obvious expert, like Mike Shepherd, commenting on this.
Tell me Mike. When harvesting - what are the machines supposed to "puff" pollen onto?
Cameron concluded: "This is a wake-up call that bumblebee species are declining not only in Europe, not only in Asia, but also in North America."
A wake-up call that's a bit late! Colony Collapse Disorder has been common knowledge for the last four years (to my layman's knowledge) and Verroa mite is endemic in Europe.
I feel a similar wake-up call will be given about man-made global warming when the polar ice caps are the size of ice cubes.
Remember to type a title here
"Angela Eagle suggested such uses for the cameras "might make people understand there is a point to [them]" she told The Daily Telegraph."
I thought you were supposed to have a point *before* spending millions on them. Not trying to invent a point for them sometime afterwards.
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