Re: Adblock and NoScript
Essential, but too much for the masses. I has a sad
Have a look at Bluhell Firewall instead of Adblock Plus. Totally idiot-proof. Install, forget, enjoy.
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12 months in the Scrubbs picking up the shower block soap for Big Jim may have more impact.
Also imprison a few bankers and non-dom newspaper proprietors for good measure.
I've always had a shocking memory for names.
About half my working life in the UK was as a freelance with about 100ish clients most of which were very small outfits but kept me busy for 60-70 hours per week. Come the Xmas piss up season I'd bump into most of them at various trade parties along with many other freelances that I'd occasionally work with. As a name-forgetter it was a nightmare. Eventually I figured out a method of avoiding social embarrassment.
Some total stranger would approach and say "Hey, Mr Coat, haven't seen you since that Merc production. How are you?" This person was probably a production assistant that made me a coffee on a half-day gig some 11 months earlier and I'm supposed to remember their name.
To avoid looking like a twat I'd just say "I'm good, thanks. Remind again me what your name is". They'd reply "Jim" or whatever so I'd say "I know your first name's Jim. How could I forget that when we had such a laugh on that gig? It's your second name I can't recall. I'm terrible with second names". The coffee-bringer then tells you their second name.
In a couple of seconds you've gone from socially incompetent tool to having their first and last names and restored your reputation as that nice freelance with the great social skills.
and raise you 6G.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: The numbers all go to five. Look, right across the board, five, five, five and...
Marty DiBergi: Oh, I see. And most mobiles go up to four?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Exactly.
Marty DiBergi: Does that mean it's louder? Is it any louder?
Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Well, it's one louder, isn't it? It's not four. You see, most blokes, you know, will be talking at four. You're on four here, all the way up, all the way up, all the way up, you're on four on your mobile. Where can you go from there? Where?
Not the one claiming Alzheimer's.
Mozilla ? The same company who ship closed-source binary blobs in their web browser to support DRM ? People still listen to them ?
It took me all of 30 seconds to disable it in this browser. They also offer alternative versions without any DRM. That way people that want to watch DRM protected content can do so or not. It's called choice.
Talking of binary blobs, how's that Flash plugin in your non-Mozilla browser doing?
So that's where the NBN has been hiding all these years.
The first proper job I had (1972) was at a small media company run by two brothers. Their old man had started the company years before but he died shortly before I joined.
One day some of the lads told me about his porn stash. Apparently the brothers had to raid his loft and retrieve said collection before their newly widowed mum had a chance to look up there. The boxes of 16mm black and white smut were taken back to base and kept in a cupboard in the workshop.
Much of it had deteriorated and just fell apart as it went through the gate but they rescued as much as possible and edited it into one reel. It was more of a comedy when they had finished. Shots zoomed into "certain areas" and when it pulled back it was a different two (or three or four) people.
It was proper vintage porn. Normal shaped people and no deforestation. And talking of trees, those buzzy plastic toys you see today were then made of carved and polished pine. Seriously old school. Adds new meaning to "got wood?"
Just because the majority of the current populace don't identify themselves as Christian, doesn't change that.
Duh, read the numbers. 60.6% - the majority - identify as Christians. My point, which seems to have flown right over your head, is that Catholics outnumber Protestants in "Protestant Germany".
Germany and the USA probably look identical: they’re Protestant Western countries
Religion in Germany, 2008 figures:
Protestant Evangelical Church 29.9%.
Roman Catholicism 30.7%.
I’d miss the roads the most. They’re not very important, but just how well-thought-out the road system is in Redmond (but not Seattle) makes me grow frustrated with the single-lane, arbitrary squiggles of Britain’s roads.
Britain’s roads aren't arbitrary but may look so to someone that hasn't studied the history. 95% of the British roads existed before the advent of the motor car so obviously weren't "designed" for them. I've put the word designed in quotation marks because the roads and their unsurfaced ancestors simply took the path of least resistance - Roman roads aside - so that pedestrians, drovers and other traders didn't have to deal with gradients, rivers and so on.
You see a squiggle, I see a route around a big tree that didn't warrant being hacked down to save ten seconds of walking.
I can half understand HS2. The half where people want to leave Birmingham as quickly as possible.
Washing machines typically contain large concrete blocks
We replaced our previous washing machine a couple of years ago. It was 15 years old and still worked well but a power surge destroyed it and anything else that wasn't plugged into a surge protector. But I digress.
The new washing machine doesn't have an concrete content. Balance during spin is maintained by four weighted and sprung steel rods.
As for electronic waste, we store all our old dead crap in the shed rather than dump it.
I still wince every time I hear an Antipodean mispronounce cache.
It would make sense to sell these to us non-refugees, at a hefty markup, to help reduce the cost of the ones going to more deserving types.
I'd still buy one if it was double the price. The extra profit could pay for one for refugee use. My last temporary accommodation rent bill was around $12k so everyone's a winner.
$1,150 is a bargain. I'll have two and I'm not taking the piss. I was paying that for two weeks rent after the last big storm blew through here and damaged my house. You couldn't even hire a caravan or a portacabin for love nor money. I could keep two of these flat-packed in the garage ready for the next big storm.
Machine doesn't obey you. You obey machine.
we can be sure that it is UNSAFE
Backdoor added. Check.
I feel your pain.
What sort of comment was that … ?
The troll avatar I used should have been a massive clue.
Apple owners only look at apple.com.
"We have a suspicious amount of 98-year-old Albanian millionaire grandmothers with Hotmail addresses who own 200-plus computers and head up a tech firm who are interested in reading our newspaper."
I'd like to change the email address that I use for El Reg but I need a working address before I can change it (or that's how it was last time I checked). I stupidly used the same email supplier as Mr Snowden so I don't have access to that account any longer.
Any suggestions from the staff?
As opposed to records from four identical countries?
Soccer... Football to your average Aussie is Rugby League or ARL
I could call golf something like "stick-ball-hole" but it's still golf.
You beat me to it. Have an upvote instead.
...to throw their new watch at the wall.
Back in the olden days of the 70s we were using rostrum cameras to create many of the effects that now need just a couple of clicks in programmes such as Photoshop.
Forox and Marron Carrel were pretty popular in the better production houses at the time and were in common usage until the late 90s.
Operators were skilled craftsmen who spent long hours hunched over the camera's compound table in a window-less room. One of the best I worked with was a bloke called Chris Andrews. His nickname in the industry was "Julie". It wasn't until many years later that I found out he was the younger brother of actress Julie Andrews.
The BBC had two of the first in the country
That'd be two of the first Paintboxes produced as Quantel is a British company.
From several dozen gossip sites:
Sam Smith Says Beyonce Deserves Album Of The Year Grammy More Than He Does
...as long as it's white.
You're missing what he is talking about.
You're missing what I'm talking about.
Ludlam's one of our better senators but is he correct in this case? Anyone that uses backdoored services such as Skype will just be shafted by one of the other 5 Eyes partners and any juicy data will be funnelled back to spooks.gov.au.
800 years since Magna Carta.
Magna Carta is overrated. It was designed to give more power to the barons, the military-industrial complex of mediaeval England. Plus ça change.
It's worse than that. It's entering your brain.
just like my phone
I was thinking along similar lines. This is like a phone but with the phone functionality removed. And bigger.
I hope Malcolm Turnbull is reading this.
The half and half trick, fondly remembered from days spent fixing peoples' Quark XPress.
It's a real time saver to eliminate half of many possibilities in one go.
Many years back I took a car to the dealer to have a warped brake disc changed under warranty. The symptoms were the brake pedal "pumping" in use and the disc wear warning light going on and off. The receptionist told me it would be a long job as they had to take all the wheels off and check the brake assemblies to determine which one it was. I told them that I knew which one it was because I had unplugged the sensor cable from each brake in turn, a simple process of elimination that took less than 15 minutes. The receptionist looked gobsmacked that there was a better, faster way than following the manufacturer's bible.
They probably aren't caused by Firefox but some crappy extension, theme or plug-in you have installed.
Disable all your add-ons and re-enable one at time* until you find the culprit.
A base installation of Firefox is always 100% stable for me on both Windows and Linux. The only issues are extensions and that's not very often.
* I disable half of them first of all. If the issue stops then I know it's in the other half. It's bit quicker to do it this way.
Switch to SRWare Iron instead then...
I tried it in the early days and dumped it after a few tries. As I've mentioned here before, when I logged into an SSL-secured site it made simultaneous connections to an SSL server owned by Google. Nein danke.
Companies only have to lose my trust once.
...that whatever the NSA says is the opposite of the truth.
Atos, the "I'm sorry but you're not disabled enough for this watch" company?
I always find them preferable to the other kind of barge.