1156 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
Am i being a numpty
or isn't FLAC lossless???
Considering you can get a degree in "Nail Art", it doesn't really mean a great deal these days.
Oh i have a degree you know, never ever done anything practical, but managed to convince someone that i *appear* to know what i'm talking about.
Clarkson is a doctor of engineering. The only thing he can engineer is a nail into wood with a hammer.
Degrees prove nothing...
PS, JC 4 PM
Re: Well done El Reg
@ Bob Vistakin.
We seldom agree but on that point, yeah. Conceded...
Re: A question
yeah, like the overwhelming majority of Linux users out there....
No matter. Still bastard cloudy here in the NW...
is as big a pot of corruption as most of south Africa is..
God help Oscar?!?!
Re: Read the f*** article
If you think that's the only "offensive" video on youtube, you've been watching far too many cat vids.
all those new users are new ad-fodder.....
Stick by your principals or acquiesce to allow eleventy million new users to use youtube and all those adverts that come with it..
Re: DNS based?
If you are using a virgin superhub, I believe the DNS settings cannot be changed.
Or am I wrong on that one.
Cant help the tin foil hatter in me thinking that there is a financial consortium desperately trying to kill bitcoin et-al as they ultimately, have no control over it.
Banks and governments don't like anonymous transactions.
Innocence of muslims.
No comments allowed on that story???
Daren't risk offending some religious group???
Shame. I was still under the impression that religious debate was not an offence.
Oh, hang on....... Its THAT religion..
"anti mobile phone device" goes with me ANYWHERE where there should be silence.
Nothing worse than some twat croning on about what they did last night or whatever when they should be sat / stood there being fucking quiet.
If they don't have the common decency / manners to do that then I will enforce that understanding on their behalf. Both for my benefit and for others who don't have the technological resources to do so..
or 36% proof.
Hmm, as someone who has a great deal of experience in the production of the stronger alcoholic tipples, I doubt very much indeed its 18% abv without some sort of distillation/freezing being used...
Re: I'd pass that test @PyLETS
It isn't illegal, you ARE supposed to make all 3rd parties aware and they have as much right to say "no" as you have to say you are recording the conversation but there have been instances where a case has been found in favour on the strength of a covertly recorded interview.
i.e, if we have a phone conversation and I record it then no law broken even though I haven't asked or informed you. If a 3rd party acting on either my or your behalf listened in / recorded then that would need to be disclosed to the other reciepient that the conversation is being recorded.
* As I understand it in a basic fashion.
but memorable part of my childhood has also died upon hearing this news.
I remember Sunday mornings for that one program....
Like Space 1999 the day before.
Have you considered
using something like "Rain-x" or "repcon" on the lenses???
Utterly fantastic stuff on a windscreen....
Its as much as a white elephant
as 3d telly. A few will snap it up but the overwhelming majority will treat it with derision.
Re: Dear MS. Fek off. You owe us another decade.
Read that using Leo Wong (futurama) as a voice.
Funniest read of the day...
Sure you did this a few years ago.
Still, brilliant telly.
Anyone whom has not seen this, i suggest you do...
Re: To use or not to use computers, that is the question
Yes, they changed that to EU.
Re: power source will be a amassive problem for these
My thoughts exactley. It isnt a problem with the "suit", just like it isnt a problem with mobile phones. The real problem is powering the things.
There has been a lot of talk about new battery technology, better electrolytes, better chemistry, better power density but we still dont see any of that tech filtering down.
(Purely) electric cars can go 100 miles max. Most smart phones will do a couple of days, less if you use all its features. laptops (glorified calculators dont count) cant do more than a couple of hours.
They would do a lot better solving the energy issue and then build the tech around that. Not the other way round.
Re: But a big trusted partner like Microsoft....
"successors (Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8/8.1), only one of which is much better and much more secure."
Quite frankly i would rather run XP than vista or win8/8.1 any day of the week. Internet enabled or not.
the lost revenue from all those adverts on all the google services would cost em far more than some paltry pocket change fine...
VW Has an evil defence built in.
On several new AUDI/VW/SEAT etc, if you plug in an ODB Reader and read the ECU engine map out, you will immediately blow some on chip fuses and your car is then utterly immobilised. From READING, not writing.. TRI-Core CPU with "Tuning Protection" i believe, in all cars from 2011...
Dirty dirty tactics.
Off topic slightly but still worth knowing.
Pyrethrin is a naturally occurring insecticide from Chrysanthemums.
Bees have been pollinating those since the year dot without problems.
Seems to most of us in the pest control industry that there is no solid evidence either way.
What is in no doubt is that with no bees, we are fucked and with no means to control pests we are as fucked anyway...
Perhaps a standard of suitable password options should be enforced because the times i have had to use a weak(er) password as some sites wont allow special chr$. If you want us to use strong password then don't limit those password to letters and numbers only.
Sadly, i am only allowed one upvote, else your post would be the highest upvote grossing comment ever.
Only yesterday, i wanted to confirm a flight upgrade as THEY hadn't taken the £ i had paid for said upgrade some 72hours earlier so wanted to confirm. I set out to walk to my local shops, say half a mile at a sedentry pace. I dialled as i left the house, went to the shop, queued, set of back home, got 1/3rd of the way, had the music change to a "ring ring" then still had time to walk back home, go upstairs, vent my spleen at 'er indoors about how bloody long i've been waiting etc to finally get a human. Fucking farce of a CS dept.....
Finally, I can bend my start screen to MY will....
Bloody excellent news this.
PS, all naysayers, GFY...
Re: Minor correction
Re: No safety concerns....
Nah, 30cm rod will only corrupt enough DNA for a godzuki stylee dinosaur....
Godzuki.....God, no...Utter panty liner of a dinosaur....
Re: They'll stop this
Mumsnet, Lets not forget that simmering pit of hormones just chomping at the bit to do *anything* if it "saves the children"...
Re: 4K Streaming?
I hope you have 30-40 mb/s, unlimited bandwidth, and a BIG TV
Yes (Virgin media), *Yes (VM again), and No .... need to explain this to my wife!
* Until the traffic shaping policy kicks in and then you don't have 30-40 mb/s.
Re: @ cornz 1 Bastards....
I asked for clarification and the windows icon is because I use windows. I like it...
It would be Scotland Yard in my case. Either or, its the NSA at the forefront of snooping/cracking encryption.
Before the linux-tards fire off, we, the Windows users, know it only infects Windows based machines. Save your pointless comment highlighting this.
More importantly, what is being done to apprehend the gang(s) behind this.
It really highlights how INeffective the NSA et al is at stopping anything or anyone who knows how to use decent encryption.
Most virus outbreaks are a "meh!" event. This one is a bit more serious. I know i have radically altered my own personal back up strategy.
The 1st person to decrypt or obtain a master key (it WILL happen) will be a hero to a lot of people.
**other thought creeps in: They have made this pass around P2P networks as software cracks for some products. Given that most "users" have no knowledge of circumventing copy protection and that it is "techies" who are more likely to have that knowledge and therefore the gumption to not spread the infection, seems a bit arse about tit to me. I usually find financial incentives give a bigger return...
PS, My Zyxel NSA sets permissions on all files to read only at a hardware level. Wonder if cryptolocker etc can still encrypt em....
Re: No early casio?!?
check em under a magnifying glass to see the slightly glowing red anode lines...
Can we call
the minor denominations "cunt" please.
I wonder if these figures are as accurate as their odds!!!
Bookies running a "scientific" test.. Bollocks... No doubt funded by the appaling gamble addict nation we appear to becoming...
You're single aren't you.....
Else you would know that this is Male purgatory and is repeated all over the entire fucking cosmos...
ALL women bitch about stuff like this and ALL blokes with female partners know it.. Yet they stay together becuase the bond run deeper than some fucking washing up!
I'd be more inclined to say it was that pillock scargill and the trade unionists.
Re: Skype for linux?
@Lost All Faith
The proper sentence construction is "Could have" not "Could of". 3 times in one sentence. Impressive lack of diction there....
C'mon, this is basic English....I know its Jan 2nd but.......................
No real surprise
When my laptop failed due to the nvidia gfx chip fiasco it took me 18 months and 2 court visits to get them to accept they were liable. Ebuyer is great when all is well. Not so when you have issues....
I'm sure its intentional irony but HP / El reg are, i trust, aware that bugatti is owned by VW...
Meanwhile, back in blighty
when it comes to imposing fines - is yet to decide what action, if any, should be taken against Google.
Should read "has already decided not to fine Google but instead insist they stand in the naughty corner and promise to behave and never do it again...
The ICO cant stop a pizza company from texting you, let alone Google... Fkin toothless and spineless...
Re: Advertising revenue
Yet this seemingly simple concept seems to just walk on by...It is quite clearly the cock wombles in charge of "Music megahyperglobalcorp.inc" whom are so far back in the technological closet that they may as well be in fucking Narnia....
Re: It's called the 9/11 Rule:
Yeah and its about time they fucking moved on.
Re: BIOS malware eh?
I seem to recall, around win 98 era a virus called chernobyl which purported to flash and corrupt the bios.
It was a bit of a non event as i recall.
Re: Probably thought
What, a black memba!
M$ stupidly left the ability to brick a console in an easily accessable "Un"hidden menu.
M$ stupidly refused to make it play old gen 360games. Way to alienate customers! After all, the 360 and the One are PC's at their heart. Worse is that it isnt that much more powerful than the 360 and is par to a mid range gaming PC.
Stupid stupid stupid. On both counts.
And i'm an M$ lover!!!!
That has the potential to fail after 7 months is not to considered for any part of my system. That's an appalling lifespan....