836 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Re: Dear Householder ...
It's (perhaps) even more frustrating for someone who already has broadband, TV, land line and mobile with them to keep receiving their letterbox spam.
If you can receive a terrestrial signal, and so can get freeview at all, consider yourself lucky. I don't live the the sticks either; I live in a city in a block of flats with no aerial and signal on portable aerials.
Re: I hate set-top boxes
@dogged: I'm sure it's possible to port YouView to the XBox, but MS would still want you to shell out for a Live Gold account to use it.
Re: Idiot film-makers
"Oh - and to the guy complaining about no minecraft on Windows RT... stop trying to make Windows RT happen - it's going into the dustbin of history just like Windows CE."
And Notch is doing his bit to help it into its grave. Good on him!
Re: I've been helping friends (and businesses) upgrade from XP to ...
Re: In the UK?!
"Even a block of Cadbury's Dairy Milk has a hidden mic inside."
The NSA and GCHQ are listening to the inside of your colon as we speak.
Re: "an open source remake"
Is it OK to rip off Nintendo's art assets though?
Also, if he's not selling it anymore, how is he being ripped off?
Maybe this means they'll finally lower their prices! Right? Maybe?
Re: 16GB, really?
Hell, with USB 3.0 you could sit an external HDD on top of it and have as much storage as you like.
They've presumably ensured that these disposable satellites burn up completely before they hit the ground, right?
"I’ve been offered as much as $50,000 for it."
Then why didn't you bloody well sell it?!?
Re: he sort of reminds me of a polished Boris
Apologies for the down vote. I kept reading the comment and realised the "[sic]" was correct.
Three exclamation marks
"Multiple exclamation marks, are a sure sign of a diseased mind."
Re: "Dumb Parents"
...and what are the default settings? In the same way that forgetting to un-tick a tickbox should not be considered giving consent, neither should this.
Consumers should be allowed a little negligence. Companies should not.
Re: Is it?
In favour of what? Honest question.
Oh no, I'm not suggesting they shouldn't ask for money, but a huge add that covers most of the screen is never forgiveable, no matter who does it.
If the top third of my browser is taken up with the information I'm looking for, that's great. If it's taken up by a big banner by Wikipedia begging for more money, that's not so great.
Agreed. Providing that information is correct and isn't littered with corporate spam, of course.
A statistically significant improvement in a good-sized sample group won't help you if your memory is crap anyway. It might be a tiny bit less crap, but are you likely to notice?
"Sick people. 10 different studies can be done 10 different ways to prove or contradict this."
Unless it was a good scientific study, in which case you can believe the findings. I can't tell you if it was a good one without buying the paper.
"Someone wants to sell more coffee."
Not according to the author affiliations. Of course the research could have been funded by Nestle, but that should be made clear in the "Competing financial interests" bit.
Re: Suggested reply.
It does if you pronounce them both correctly.
That all happened in a pocket universe inside some guy's office anyway, so don't get too up yourself.
Re: Reality check
Bang on. I live in the UK, which is allegedly part of the first world, yet I don't even have double glazing. Why on Earth would I need an networked light switch, oven, fish tank, toilet brush etc???
No reported standard deviation though. I know of a few very prolific individuals who'll no doubt push the mean up.
I keep reading its name as JSON.
Re: I'll be opening...
An EM noise generator on a plane. What could possibly go wrong?
I hate paying taxes as much as the next man, but if people are going to use it as currency it needs to be legally established as such. That means it's taxable, as well as falling under all the other laws regarding money.
Re: "how laughably partisan gamers still are"
Quite true, although gamers seem to more frequently say things like "I hope [game X] doesn't come out on [platform I don't use]" for obvious reason beyond than spite. It may be because, other than the games that are exclusive to each platform, there really isn't much of a difference between them.
If you play your games on the PC (like me) you get rather used to this nonsense.
"Too much time spent texting, gaming and surfing the web can lead to a degeneration of the right side of the brain, affecting memory and attention span, the medics said."
Bollocks. Well maybe if we're talking about stupidly excessive use.
Spend all day on your phone, never doing anything active outside and not sleeping properly, and you'll probably start to see some negative effects on your health. Such negative effects will manifest in all sorts of ways, up to and including unwanted droopiness.
"What do they think will happen, some socialist system where all are paid equally?"
Perhaps they'll just be paid based on their seniority within the company, moderated by what the market usually pays for someone of their specialisation. Or is that too socialist for you?
"They made it clear that there are no changes to the overall compensation budget and that managers have to manage salaries within their budgets. How does anyone think this will happen without some kind of ranking going on, explicit or implicit."
That's true, there will be a sort of ranking that goes on in the managers head. He/she will reward his/her team based on their contribution to the team's goals. If everyone does well, they'll share it equally. Of course this means that teams working under different managers will have different rewards. All they have to do is have a system in place whereby action can be taken if they think they're being treated unfairly.
Re: Backups ?
So can you ever actually turn it into real money? The kind you can actually buy a pint with?
Just because you're using Bitcoins for "money laundering and illegal trade and tax dodging", doesn't mean you're exempt from the laws regarding "money laundering and illegal trade and tax dodging". Your local law enforcement agencies will pretty soon want a word with you.
I should feel sorry for the poor fools who've lost money in this, but mostly I feel they've got what they deserve for buying into a bloody stupid idea.
Re: Part of his point is the *serious* damage alcohol does to a brain.
I don't disagree that alcohol can have some pretty nasty side effects, if abused, and I don't believe that criminalisation of drugs works, but are you seriously putting heroin alongside a pint of bitter in terms of danger?
Re: Why bother at all ?
It means the scientific conferences Prof. Nutt attends are going to be just as fun in the evening, but without the otherwise inevitably sparse audience for the poor sod giving his talk at 9:00 the next morning.
Unable to watch as at work, but...
Is that ship supposed to be captained by Thin Lizzy?
My little brother farted on that submarine once.
A good laugh was had by all.
"Google has also said that the new hardware will support "future lines of shades and prescription frames," making them more accessible for users who already use other eyewear."
I really don't see how.
Re: Milton wrote about a vision of Hell....
Since it's in Buckinghamshire it's in the South East region*. Yes it's also in the Home Counties, but then big parts of the Midlands, South East and East of England are too.
*Our regional definitions are silly.
...and if they're using their phone, tablet, phablet etc. to take notes, or look up something that you're talking about to make sure they're on the same page?
Also a few more bosses with at least a passing understanding of programming wouldn't go amiss.
Pretty much all of them, I think.
Re: Secure? D'oh!
"Why is Java even enabled by default? Java can be disabled 99% of the time, and enabled for that one special occasion when you need it."
Unless you're in certain lines of work (e.g. medicinal chemistry), in which case that "one special occasion" is all day, every day.
I'd like answers to many of the questions that others have posted, but still, Volvo aren't stupid. They won't commercialise if it isn't viable.
Re: @fandom - 18/10/13 10:42
...and then there are those who evolved directly from reptiles into an entirely separate, cold-blooded, species; the most prominent examples being Mr Cameron and Me Osborne.
Re: Ugg, grocer's apostrophe in that sample
Centroid of course.
Re: Less annoying than mangled text?
"Less annoying than mangled text?" Yes.
It's still bloody annoying and I certainly don't approve, but it is slightly less annoying than having to click next image a hundred times before finding one CAPTCHA that doesn't have r merged with n to look like m etc.
Re: Numbers, Big numbers, and Random numbers
Just look at predicted LogD; it's usually way off experimental results because almost no one predicts it in 3D and accounts for solvent accessibility. But meh, good enough for government work.
Re: Don't fret
Just make sure it's as close as possible to a primary target.
...or super far away and start building fortifications.
Re: " Wonder what kind of application photon matter would have"
"Read the link might be an idea?"
That's not really fair to say to someone when the article is behind a paywall, now is it? OK, so in this case an example did happen to be in the abstract, but still not everyone has a subscription to every journal. Of course, the authors could have gone open access, as we all should these days.
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