775 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
so you know how much he's given away?
All i know is he didnt give me any :(
I can see why they were stuck . I cant think of anything about HP that would "appeal to da kidz"
Land of the free eh?
automatic weapons but no betting on the duckies!
Re: I am pleased
"hold proxy rubber duck races for our American cousins"
what? and get charged with "interstate wire fraud" or some crap , extradited and thrown in Guantanamo!
i thought thered be a different play on words:
'Nancy from the air' / Lucy in the sky ?
Re: Is There Any Other Search Engine?
quite they dont have competition, thanks to cleverly putting the search box in a visible position on the screen , unlike yahoo, lycos , alta-vista and the other competition at the time.
Having read this article , and even the preceding one it refer to I still have little idea what the meps want google to do, or even what the problem is.
can someone put it in idiot terms for me?
"FYI all downloads are digital, there have never been any analogue or other types of download. Everything bit of data is digital. Just say 'download' and drop the digital bit."
Not when I used to download from the radio onto a C90 it wasnt :)
" I re-read my books all the time, but if I had to pay again I certainly wouldn't."
How about if the original purchase price was 15p instead of £7.99?
would you pay 15p per subsequent read?
YouTube was "a place for meaningful human interaction"
so false views? ok
no mention of stemming the tide of human sewage (matched only by pubescent teens high on voilence playing Call of duty) that is the normal comment content?
Re: Those charges are severe.
"charged with narcotics conspiracy, engaging in a continuing criminal enterprises, conspiracy to commit computer hacking, and money laundering conspiracy."
He'll get about a billion years for that lot!
They'll probly give a standard life sentence for each entry in his transaction logs :)
Re: Cheating and education
well it wasnt made clear exactly what security was in place or what they did to get round it , apart from some key logging, so we cant really suggest anything
I think your paper solution , whilst probably effective is a bit yesterday (to say the least) and will generate hundreds of hours of extra work . and paper.
And it only solves one issue - it wont secure test papers or the schools bank details.
well maybe now a 3d printer can finally do something that cant be done 100x cheaper by established methods
"It's probable that the developer created the app with the widest possible permissions so it worked easily in the lab, and never went back and changed them to something appropriate for the Internet: I accept that."
lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy lazy !!!!!!
The amout of software i've had to carefully recreate the conditions of the develoipers bedroom in order to get it to work! usually bought by govt depts, schools or colleges
also software designed for businesses that seems oblivious to the idea of a "roaming profile", or that the user may not have admin rights
not worth a hill of beans
I disagree - exhibits A & B:
Keyboard warriors pwned! I surprised those two didnt use the defence "Look at my face - I am obviously too stupid to know what i'm doing , let alone think about any consequences"
Should've sent Jay & Silent Bob round: "Did you write....."
4. a large elastic band and a slice of heavily buttered toast.
PMSL well done sir!
well it might not be *quite* as high-tec but the lowrider custom car scene have had whiskers for detecting kerbs since the 70s!
Re: I'm not some kind of hippy or anything, and it's an interesting experiment....
well i agree, unlike most above,but their points are valid , everything uses some energy , specially paper money.
but the thing that gets me about bitcoin is the intensive processing just for the sake of it - just so that everyone dosent do it - its just a test.
All other processing and real world stuff discussed above is doing it the easy way. Bitcoin hash cracking is just making it deliberately hard to control pace.
how fast you move it?
" or you could set it at 1-32 AM and move it 1 hr forward every year and only haveless than 23 years"
I dont think they're actually setting a timetable for Armageddon - they move it arbitrarily backwards or forwards every now and again depending how brown the trousers are.
Its a guage not a timer , albeit a badly named one
well I guess their excuse that its out of the FTC's jurisdiction is true. Why don't they just send the police round for blatant mass scale fraud?
" I have come to the conclusion that a lot of the staff think they are actually working for a legitimate company"
Fascinating idea john - maybe they just have a brief "Ring these customers we have identified have a problem and get them to DL this file, the other dept will logon and fix the issue"
Surely they'd have to be dumber than the victims though?
well yeah , I know Davd Beckham pays about that amount to get his car valeted, but it least he's getting some sort of service.
i guess they chuck other un-credit card like services in with that one:
like blackjack and hookers!
comes with a $7,500 setup fee and $2,500 annual fee
comes with a $7,500 setup fee and $2,500 annual fee
well if i get that invite i think I'll decline
In other coffee-related bad news - we've only got decaff left in the staff kitchen!
ok , touche , i didnt read your full post
but "Thirdly, incorrect police procedure? Not guilty."
I'd call that 'guilty but got away with it due to legal mumbo jumbo'
". There are numerous ways in which someone can be found innocent of drink driving, even after blowing positive"
really? name one.
(after blowing +ve at the station)
Re: Dodgy cops?
its also an "open and shut case" in the more traditional sense.
Anyone who blows over the limit on the station test machine is going to be found guilty - no two ways about it.
except that lucky dude in Scandinavia the other day who got a crazy judge whose judgement was "well alcohol affects Asians differently, so its fine for him to drive around wasted"
$3.2bn to complete the construction
$3.2bn to complete the construction?
thats an expensive factory!
gonna have to sell a lot of phones before that pays for itself!
excactly! citrix - so its basicly thin client, so it dosent really matter what malware infested piece of crap the user has brought in.
Re: As is the case everywhere
yes indeed, in my case the decisions were made by the woman who used to run IT before her whole department was outsourced. Hence we have pretty red gaming laptops with no docking station ability, which are locked down so much as to make them next to useless - anything she couldnt think of a use for - locked off.
Its akin to driving a car with all button removed except stop/go/left/right and the engine bay filled with concrete
"Who was the second snitch?"
The one behind the grassy knoll!
If you want more in depth mr dabbs, theres a hour long i think documentary on utube about the making of elite. its pretty cool.
"If we spent a night up till 4am and managed to save 4 bits of space thats a night well spent"
well if employers would let us get our consumerist junk delivered to work - which they generally dont there wouldnt be so much of a problem. Not that I'd fancy getting a palletized Land-Rover R380 gearbox in the back of my car... actually if you ditch the pallet no problem
Re: Retail sales grew measly 0.4%
haha - i was about to post the exact same thing!
I cant think of any sort of "cure" though
if you're playing a "bloody first person shooter" on a console you're doing it wrong. no mouse.
Re: The real story here
"Money changed hands somewhere. I'm sure that they'll be able to dig out a receipt "
well no, there are dozens of ways to avoid that, as others have pointed out.
there would be no spam on the net if things were so easily traceable
Re: I will be opting out....
but how will opting out defeat those nefarious aims?
it could be that your data pulls the stats in the other direction
dont worry about reducing our emissions, mankind in no way has the self disapline to make anything but a token effort. if it esult in losing cash or lowering the standard of living it aint gonna happen.
voluntarily that is
luckily, (depending on your pov) we have almost run out of stuff to burn, we are going to be responsible wether we like it or not.
disguised as USB stick?
yeah cos airplane toilets always have a usb stick taped to the walls
47%? I'd be interested to see how the rest is divided up
HP SCanner software
If HP could develop some scanner software that didnt continually say "Scanner not found" and maybe gave you some choice of the filetype and location of the output I'm sure theyd sell a few more
hp engineers wandering the streets
I missed out on the last job I went for because a load of HP engineers had just been "released into the community" from the depo next door :(
if somethings hard its not worth doing
"aww this is harder than we thought...
... lets only get out of bed on days when theres an easy win"
whats gold useful for?
"People will always need gold ....."
NO THEY WONT!!!
people have never needed gold.
Re: One suggestion
"By that logic, can't you just get one high performance car......"
lol, touche :)
but my joy in cars comes in getting a 80's soprts car worth next to nothing and making it outperform the modern equivalents. luckily its easier than it would be with home computers!
althought the 8 bits always did on a pro rata hardware power basis.
theres a vid on youtube of a specrum doing streaming video, pretty cool!
and obvioulsy to showcase that you need the original box :)
Re: One suggestion
in fact scrap the Dragon case , just use your imagination.
That one laptop can emulate every machine your nostalgia can handle.
That's a few acres less dusting to do.
I just wish i could store my other junk on a laptop hard drive. Instead I have a shed full of car parts :)
Why do they always call it " money the treasury has lost"
I call it "The treasury got slightly less protection money"
Re: BS Corporate marketing language
Looks like they're going to empower some people with choice in the job market
Clearly they're setting up a system where everyone has a voice and they can have a regular referendum on the issue of the week.
Those freedom loving Iranian hippies!
so the right hand is not allowed to know what the left is doing?
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