903 posts • joined Thursday 11th June 2009 14:00 GMT
Tech destroyed big band music?
If you could ask Glenn Miller about dangerous tech he'd probably mention aviation.
Was lucky enough to see the Leonids
In 2001 they were visible in clear skies in the desert in Aus from around 11pm to dawn and peaked at around one per minute. I wasn't aware until then that you could hear and see them explode. Words like spectacular and awesome should be reserved for such occasions. One of the best nights of my life.
Thanks for the huge list of great Google products. One problem: most of them seem to have come from companies that Google bought. See the difference there? Bought vs produced. Nice trick if you can get away with it.
Fanbois, got to love their blind faith.
Just say "meh"
And there now seems to be an Australian flag displayed on The Register's masthead. Thanks for reminding me where I live. Meh
How much of this is due to censorship filters?
The only credible tests carried out in Australia into the effects of net censorship systems showed speed reductions of over 70% in the worst cases. How much of the UK's speed problems are due to the actions of the IWF and colluding ISPs?
"In my distant youth I used to build balsa wood planes skinned with tissue"
"You skinned the plane, sprinkled a little water on the tissue to shrink it and then doped the skin. The result (most times) was a..."
A very stoned Mahatma. Glue-sniffing modellers. Gah.
<-- Flame because you couldn't dope tissue and smoke at the same time.
I tried Chrome...
...and also the supposedly de-Googled SWiron version. I didn't like the way that whenever I logged in to sites both also made a call to Google via port 443.
The Google fanbois can play with Chrome all they want. I care about my privacy.
No wonder their security record is so bad
"MS tries to prevent world+dog from downloading the betas by first getting them to confirm their techie status. If a customer ticks the “Tech enthusiast” box, for example, then access is blocked.
But that’s extremely easy to work around. A customer simply needs to tick “IT manager”, “IT worker” or “IT developer” to grab the code."
You are kidding, right?
Secret code for...
...we think we're kewl and l33t. Crack this one: pr3t3nt10us t0553r5
Yes, tabs at the top
I've tried having my tabs at the top, bottom and both sides and they work best for me at the top. The top is the most intuitive place as that is where all the clicky stuff sits on pretty much any app on any platform.
Didn't we go to war in Iraq for cheap petrol?
It still seems to be around double what we were paying before the war.
Remind me again. Who won?
Thanks to some fortuitous timing...
...I have a quote here from a developer for a site. As well as the base CMS cost it includes nearly $9k for "functional development" and another $5.5k for plugins and core features.
Trebles all round. Ker-ching!
I nearly forgot the six free email addresses. That'll really add value to the several thousand already running on the domain.
The prize for the most aptly named MP goes to...
Despite all the openness-loving, geeky aroma he likes to spray upon his chubby self he's just another illiberal control freak from yesterday's party.
Twatson's voting record includes:
* Voted strongly for introducing student top-up fees.
* Voted moderately against laws to stop climate change.
* Voted very strongly for introducing ID cards.
* Voted strongly for a stricter asylum system.
* Voted very strongly for replacing Trident.
* Voted strongly against a transparent Parliament.
* Voted very strongly for the Iraq war.
* Voted very strongly against an investigation into the Iraq war.
* Voted very strongly for allowing ministers to intervene in inquests.
* Voted a mixture of for and against greater autonomy for schools.
* Voted very strongly for introducing foundation hospitals.
* Voted very strongly for Labour's anti-terrorism laws.
* Voted moderately for introducing a smoking ban.
You've had your fifteen minutes of Internet fame, Tom, now go away.
Not only is he not well...
...he's not the Messiah either. He's a very naughty boy.
Apple and Google...
...grandstanding and gobbing off about freedom, standards, privacy and coolness all the time. It's all just bollocks.