Let the downvotes commence
One of the predicted symptoms of warming is a decrease in the amount of tropical cyclones but an increase in their intensity. Well, looky look:
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That screenshot rather much looks like an installation screen
Yup, that graphic of the world in the last image looks like a dead ringer for the time zone selection dialogue in an openSUSE installation.
Anyone know if it's used in other distros?
the pub reaction!
Is he talking about the time he left his kid behind in a pub and everyone was horrified?
Does this mean my boiler will now target me with ads?
No but the NSA will know your thermostat setting.
1. No list of excuses.
Not sure of the veracity of this list but it seems pretty sound:
· Horse, pony or donkey – 77 deaths
· Cow, bull or bovine – 33 deaths
· Dog – 27 deaths
· Kangaroo – 18 deaths
· Bee – 16 deaths
· Shark – 16 deaths
· Snake – 14 deaths
· Crocodile – 9 deaths
· Ostrich or emu – 5 deaths
· Others, including fish, sheep, goats, camels, cats and jellyfish – 39 deaths
social marketing “experts” embarrassed themselves and singer Susan Boyle by coming up with #susanalbumparty to promote the singer’s latest work.
You think that was a mistake? It's a very effective piece of marketing: At the end of 2013 it's still getting media coverage.
The supporters of unfettered state surveillance are busy with the downvote button today.
I often wonder, and especially today, what Alan Turing would have thought of all this. His legacy his been flushed down the toilet of history by those that followed him.
That would be hard work and need lots of form filling.
They could make a start by having QEII make a public apology to all those that were criminalised by this law. Next would be the people that suffered from shellshock and were shot for being cowards.
The Queen's Xmas speech would be a good venue for it.
Now what about an apology and pardon for all the others?
...I'd start with blocking the really dangerous sites like the Vatican or the White House. These places actively target vulnerable kids with priest and missiles.
I was just trying to be witty. Comparing apples and oranges is always futile.
looking aeroplane. Ever.
Google Glass: As worn by massive winkers.
Making money by giving stuff away. How do they sleep at night?
Some premises that were on the FTTP list will be getting wireless instead. Not really a prediction as such. This is what an NBN rep told our local council.
So how many people are queuing up to order back issues? Asking for a friend -------------->
There are two spectacular cyclones in the Indian ocean right now.
Edit: That's the first time I've been able to "see" down the eye of a cyclone. Astounding stuff.
no a Slippery Slope
It's worse. It's a slippery cliff.
I really don't see what the big fuss is about
...to read some time in the 22nd century when Australian DAB covers more than 1% of the nation with better than 80kb/s.
"If we can find some way to do this without destroying their machines, we'd be interested in hearing about that. If that's the only way, then I'm all for destroying their machines. There's no excuse for anyone violating copyright laws."
Tools / Options / Privacy / Use custom settings for history / Keep until: I close Firefox
Tools / Options / Privacy / User custom settings for history / Accept cookies from sites / Exceptions / Google.com [block]
Life is SO much better...when you don't have any [persistent] system cookies at ALL
I can do all of that and more with CookieSafe and without even opening Firefox's options dialogue.
Give CookieSafe a whirl. You can set up a whitelist for the handful of cookies you need and block the rest.
I'm sure there are others but this one works for me.
I'm sure many readers will remember seeing footage of roads in Beijing in the 70s and 80s: Stacked with people on identical black bikes. I'm also sure I'm not the only one that thought that if the day ever came when they swapped their bikes for cars then this kind of pollution was inevitable.
The advances in the digital world, whilst making the job easier, and opening the up the magic of photography to a whole host of new "pros", has also made the whole process somewhat more creative.
Digital cameras have democratised the process. Film is essentially free now so people can shoot to their hearts' content and not worry about the cost of stock and D&P. Not only that but they can see the results instantly and learn from their mistakes, something that was pretty hard to do in the days of Xmas-both-ends photography.
If you look at the right sites you can see "amateur" snappers creating images that are the equal and often better than many pro photographers.
Come to Australia if you want to see them. It's summer and the desert skies are like glass. It's the greatest firework show you'll ever see.
Pfft, empathy is for losers.
...if, a few years ago, the Iranians had claimed that the US and Israel were planning bespoke malware to remotely damage their nuclear research programme we'd all be calling them a bunch of paranoiacs.
Poster above points out that the drone still isn't going to know when you're in
I guess that depends on the degree of reciprocation on data sharing between Amazon and the NSA,
"It's a TRAP!"
Now I feel dirty for knowing a quotation from Star Wars.
Google would struggle to gain the high ground against a limbo dancing snake.
Downvoted for not checking your facts - he broke with them years ago.
Sense of humour failure?
focused on making diminutives rather than abbreviating
It's an abbreviation. A tinnie doesn't mean a small tin.
The -ie and -o suffixes originated in Blighty but Australia seems to have claimed them now. The difference is that in the UK they are used to shorten words. This is not always the case in Aus: Tinnie is longer than tin.
Pass me a bucket.
Have an upvote.
A mate of mine is IFE manager for a medium sized airline. A couple of decades ago he explained to me the reasoning behind the costs of in-flight phone services. They charged passengers $10 per minute but the service cost about $12 per minute from the supplier. It was a loss leader service for the airline.
He once showed me a chart of call durations. There was a peak between 57s and 1m 03s (half the people didn't hang up quickly enough to limit the call to $10). There was another peak around 20-25m. Apart from those peaks usage was pretty flat and around zero. His analysis was that the first peak was caused by idiots who just wanted to show off to their friends and the second was made up of business people for who a $250 phone call was peanuts if it concluded a profitable deal.
"Despite inventing the Interwebs I have no idea what it is. Besides, I only do what Tony tells me and he has less of a clue than I do."
Mandatory downvote for using the word 'sheeple', regardless of the topic.
Mandatory downvote for denying reality.
Viking porn. Even their hats have the horn.
I'd be more than happy to help out but Willowra is about 2200 km from me.
Willowra is a prime candidate for some decent connectivity but I'm guessing NBN satellite is the best they can hope for. I'm less than 1km from the Bruce Highway and wireless is all I'm going to get.
you run the risk of embarrassing yourself. Just sayin'.
Embarrassing myself? Yo do realise this is the comments section of The Register? I only come here to read and make embarrassing comments.
it's poor form to steal your comment directly from the article. :)
You're making the assumption that I read beyond the headline in the article. I often head straight for the comments as they are more entertaining.
Herpes lasts forever.