902 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Ap Liu Street in Sham Shui Po, Hong Kong
A whole street of various tech shops, with a tech street market down the middle.
If your wallet survives that, the Golden Computer Shopping Centre is just a short walk the other side of the main road (if you reach Fuk Wing Street, you've gone too far).
Re: Well done El Reg
In face, email me more than one... I can guarantee that my opinions become more interesting in a linear relationship with my beer intake... up to a certain value, when they cease altogether.
I hope the British Government is giving its full support, where else could they get enough hot air?
OK, I'm going...
Born in the wrong decade
So the beard I had in the 80's at Uni would be cool now? Damn!
But I suspect that I'd still find a way to be uncool.
Re: positive feedback mechanisms?
What about the warming climate reducing the extent of boreal forests, thus reducing the cooling effect of organic aerosols?
Help, help, we're all going to burn...
That's just what THEY want you to think!
Now, where's my tinfoil-hat icon...
Opportunity for Nork...
1. Fire nuclear weapon
2. Announce it was unauthorised
3. "Discover" malware in weapons system that caused the misfire
4. Blame S. Korea
Re: domain name explosion
It's not only a win for the registrars, it's useful for criminals too. Now, was I paying my groceries at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com - I know, it was firstname.lastname@example.org
Re: Number Crunch Saga
So you're offering Eddie a training course on becoming optimistic?
Barbara has been refused a Chinese visa.
Sir Runcible, I doubt Beijing is worried about what foreign press says about them, but they do have a tight hold on the local press.
HK press is reporting the report, not the censorship
Not too bad here yet:
But no mention of China censoring the report.
Does it deliver pizza?
Re: glad to see those minds put to good use
@Havin_it: The difference is the neurone interface and closing the feedback loop. I would rate this alongside Cochlear implants, but the others are mere mechanical attachments compared to these.
Market a highly visible clip that covers the lens to Google Glass wearers with prescription lenses. Cinema can verify they aren't pirating the film, everyone's happy.
Re: group that was collecting video of members of congress and judges singing happy birthday
Was Marilyn Monroe a member?
Improve quantum-based secure communications systems?
Doesn't it break them instead? The whole point of quantum crypto is that observing the communication breaks it, but this says you can make a weak measurement and not change the state. Or am I missing something?
Re: The install package will (of course), be three times that of a vanilla install (@ Ian Emery)
Well, TWO written languages, Traditional (used in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other places) and Simplified (used in the Mainland). And dozens of input methods, PinYin being the most popular phonetic one on the Mainland, but shape-based methods, such are Cangjie and CKC are also popular. There's also the handwriting-input methods.
You're not really an addict until you have a domain mailbox.
One time I duplicated the addresses for everyone in the company, because of an error in the domain name on the printed brochures. With no time left before the exhibition, the easy solution was to register the new domain name.
So we need to hunt down small things that move unpredictably. Sounds like a job for Schrödinger's cat!
A cunning way to entrap enquiring crypto-experts by an international terrorist organisation.
I can't help thinking that the guy in the photo, watching the experimental magma rig, is a little optimistic about the ability of his safety specs to protect him if the rig fails and releases 1700 degree C rock at 36000 atms into the room.
Re: It's a conspiracy I tell you...
... and did you notice how the Chinese deliberately said they were going to a different part of the moon, because they weren't sure they could get access to NASA's sound stage? That proves it!
The soup-proof spacesuit, please.
When do we get the RFC for IP over chemical networks?
Though I suspect that this could cause severe degradation in reliability for RFC1149 - based networks in heterogeneous environments.
Re: Looking at
'Think you mean "de-education"!'
That is exactly the kind of ungood-think these rules are being implemented to prevent. Please relax, your offspring will shortly be be volunteering you for some double-plus good re-education. We anticipate your shouts of joy as our friendly re-education staff whisk you away in comfortable, specially-designed clothing.
to companies that insist on FIPS validation.
Just because it comes with a nice certificate does not guarantee it is perfect.
"bomb bay in these Mosquitos could also be used as an improvised cabin"
- and you wouldn't DARE complain about the in-flight service or delays!
Obligatory XKCD http://xkcd.org/927/
Corrected headline: "NSA Admits Conspiring with China"
Well, Plunkett said “The NSA working with computer manufacturers..." and China does all the manufacturing, right?
And was the "virus" called UEFI?
Re: Penis Head
That would be Gordon Gallup's paper in Evolutionary Psychology
Re: Who would want to ask for a 'Small'?
But beavers should be moist, if you're doing it right.
Re: Who would want to ask for a 'Small'?
Ah, I see the problem - a condom is not for keeping your sporron dry.
Re: Bloody eagles
So are the seals joy-riding?
RAID? Re: still...
Redundant Array of Insect Destroyers
You want more spiders?
icon: needs another leg.
Re: Surprisingly good study
"click instead of punch, which can make you less effective at hurting people"
Isn't the gun the original point and click user interface?
"fish tanks (don't ask)" Re: General IT
Then let me guess... someone asked why the screensaver was stuck on.
Patrick Troughton’s first outing is still broadcast...
and somewhere well beyond Alpha Centuri. We just need FTL travel and a really sensitive receiver to pick it up.
How about cloud-funding FTL research with the purpose of recovering lost Dr. Who episodes?
Having just got an Indian visa...
I can confirm that doing so was less well-organised, and more complicated than other visas I've applied for, such as China. Plus, the questions indicated they were very interested in family or other connections with Pakistan and other near-neighbours. A sign in the visa office indicated that a visa for a Pakistan national would take longer, if it was granted at all.
However, anyone working at Nokia's headquarters and soon to be at a loose end might like to know that Finnish passport holders can get a visa on arrival.
Re: Off the top of my head.
When you read that Sherlock Holmes story, did you miss the part where he cracked the crypto system you're proposing?
No! "Have you tried turning it off and on again?" is the second advice. The first should be, "Have you turned it on?"
(The flashing blue light might just be a reflection from the Police car behind them...)
that "astronishingly strong and stretchy polymer" has some interesting ion porosity properties, or they've just replicated rubber.
Postcode? Re: spaces in credit card number
I hate forms that insist on a postcode. And insist on a city. I end up with:
City: Hong Kong
Country: Hong Kong [You put it in the select list!]
And is it too much trouble to actually say what phone number format you expect? Country code or no country code? Is "+" accepted?
"Norks EXECUTE 80 by watching DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES"
There, fixed that for you.
@AC, Mr Wood only asked for "more confidence", not "absolute confidence", so it shouldn't be to difficult. Today we have zero confidence, all you need is one independent security expert to look at the latest version of the open source code and say, "I didn't find any backdoors" and you have greater than zero confidence. It's a (small) improvement.
Third question Re: Two Questions
If it is a WEEE compliant method, how soon will companies by queuing up to blast their junk into space so that they can avoid local recycling charges?
Now I can't use IE...
Health & Safety has some issues with lethal lasers in an office environment, and the wife would start looking for a lethal laser if I brought Inori home.
If we're not using 1...
can I suggest
as the last possible series of consecutive prime numbers without leading zeros packed into a valid datetime string. Only having 12 valid months makes it difficult to find other sequences.
Of course 1 is prime, and I always use it as q when I'm generating RSA key pairs (using it as p would be too obvious), because no-one else would think of doing that. Until now, Ooops!
How about doing it year/month/day, and adding a timezone...
13-11-07 05:03:02 UTC+01
in Central Europe today. Did anyone point this out 300 years ago, when we could have used the four-digit year:
1713-11-07 05:03:02 GMT+01
Because GMT was defined in 1675, UTC is a Jonny-come-lately from 1972.
A problem with the Hong Kong ID card is that the number gets mis-used as a default password by phone companies, ISPs, banks, and any other dumb company that feels like it.
Does the same problem occur in other countries that have a national ID card?
Re: Ark in Space
We had a discussion last night on the scariness of the modern series, during the vampires in Venice episode. My wife thought it was too scary for the children. My daughter (11) disagreed.