902 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
No, it was Novell Netware.
I never got the rush to 3.11, after all, the networking was working fine already. Of course, it quickly went downhill when you needed Novell driver updates every time MS changed something.
Re: Microsoft ending support... so what?
So have you tried renewing a W2K AV license recently?
to call out "It's behind you!" to warn the poor, doomed, heavily-armed mariner? I did.
Obviously advantageous. The prey keeps on repeating things like, "Aww, how cute!" right up to the moment it's throat gets ripped out.
This is old news - I've already seen the first episode...
You know, the one where there's a threat of a tanker drivers' strike, and a Minister tells the public to fill up and store petrol, thus creating the shortage he was trying to avoid? Though I thought the bit about a woman burning herself while transferring petrol in her kitchen was bad taste.
Re: Wait for the creationists...
My ambition is to BE a transitional fossil... preferably for a new phylum.
Just think how cool that would be... not only immortalised in millions of descendants, but preserved in rock, rediscovered and given a new name after millions of years. Hope there's a good pop song on when I'm dug up!
icon: my photo.
Re: Voodoo its all voodoo
Well, they also have paper servants, so that the ancestors will have someone to serve them. But these are all mostly used at funerals. Grave sweeping day is generally more restrained, with offerings of paper clothes and money (special Hell currency). The graveyards and collumbariums get very crowded, and the Police have special crowd control measures.
I hadn't heard the legend before, but the tradition of setting fire to hillsides is still very common - usually accidentally when the intended offerings are left unattended.
I think you're geography is a little askew, voodoo is totally different continents.
Re: Fermi Frightens Me.
"Why would we bother putting aliens in this simulated universe?"
I believe SimCity answered this one... to spice the game up with some random destruction!
Re: Re: Trees got there first
s/commercial economics/biochemical costs/
s/light into energy/light into sugar/
s/supplying it into a power grid/supplying it into a vascular system/
s/return on investment to shareholders/return on investment to acorns/
Its amazing how much freedom you get to innovate when thwarting herbivores is taken out of the equation.
location of launch != location of attacker
Only idiots would leave themselves open to an easy trace. Conspiracy theorists will obviously conclude that it's X stirring up trouble between Y and Z. Substitute your preference of countries or (we're talking the *crazy* conspiracy theorists here) alien species.
For the record, my honeypot statistics for Feb show most of my attacks are local: http://articles.yuikee.com.hk/newsletter/2012/02/b.html
And heyrick, I don't use PHP at all, but my weblogs show plenty of requests for .php pages. It's the shotgun approach.
the birds can Tweet themselves.
Well, it's cockatoos, so make that Squawk.
OK, I'm going. The one with the white marks that's been ripped to shreds, thanks.
Haven't you noticed? The forests are already full of bugs. And spiders.
Yes, the one with the insect repellent.
Re: Spider resistance
So stage two of the research is implanting the spider venom genes directly in the plants, along with the web-spinning genes.
Reminds me of a book plot. I'm just out to watch a meteor shower....
Re: Won't someone think of the children!?!
Was Tom Hank's character short sighted or long sighted? Short sighted specs would be useless for firelighting.
Combining the worst of...
* The false positive / false negative problems of biometrics
* The transmission encryption of telnet
* The secrecy of password reset questions
And the solution is to ask the user to change their voice unnaturally. What could possibly go wrong?
How do you count Type N?
and is this post Type 2, 4 or 6?
Re: Whoa. I. Want. One.
Mike, I think you embody what is so good about this project, its ability to inspire. We've drifted into being passive consumers of tech, like:
<voice tone="bored">Yeah, my iThing is soooo coooool, you know, it, like, just works?</voice>
But people get enthusiastic about the Raspberry, they might not know what the possibilities are, or how they'll do it, but they (we) are going to try. OK, the original target was school kids, and the delays are frustrating, but I'll be ordering one as soon as I can, and one each for the kids.
Have you checked the typical retina?
"if even computer display resolutions increase to "retina"-style levels—which appears to be a distinct possibility over the next year or so"
So, we're going to get computer displays which:
i) Have almost all the colour and resolution concentrated in one area
ii) The rest is washed-out and blocky, but good at fast motion and fine grayscales
iii) There's a big hole, about the size of the full moon, off to the side of the detailed bit
Don't worry, your brain will fill-in the details!
Yep, I will need those goggles!
Re: re: wow!
Two good points, but there are plenty of trans-membrane proteins, so it's not really a bigger problem than a micro-organism usually faces. However, what about bio-engineering a jointed protein arm with the gold receptor on the end? Then, once the bacterium has picked up some gold, it can use the jointed arm to whack any predators with a gold club. Easy.
Can you use this to mine alluvial gold?
1. Implant anti-body gene in convenient bacteria
2. Grow in large quantities
3. Direct gold-bearing stream through fermenter vessel
4. Collect gold-rich bacteria sludge
Re: Hypothetically speaking...
"That worked out just fine" - So, by fine you mean "dominant life-form wiped out, to be replaced by currently insignificant small hiding thingies". Are you, by any chance, not human, but insectile?
There would be a problem with false positives against all the websites demanding <strike>your personal data</strike> a pound of flesh.
Re: Re: Re "You can either adapt, or you go extinct"
Nah, I'd bet on the rats, and with fools like you betting the other way, I'll get good odds. I'll be rolling in it when we're all dead. Just pile the dosh in my coffin.
Re: So will the next innovation in spam be...
It's not an innovation. Most spam now is sent by botnets, some of those are in "respectable offices" with "head techy guys" that haven't got around to looking for the problem. At least with this someone will tell them they have a problem...
Re: cyber weapons are part of information warfare
So you're saying that the most effective cyberweapon is a nuke? I suppose that makes the father who shot his daughter's laptop a 1337 h@k0rz, or even a cyber-terrorist?
I don't get it...
Why were Tesla suing a remake of "Last of the Summer Wine" sitcom?
It's the same scripts... three idiots (the bombastic one, the thinker and the short one) doing crazy things, usually involving fanciful constructions that fall apart. Hugely entertaining, but surely no-one could mistake it for a factual documentary.
Re: Ethically challenged
It's one of the classic oxymorons:
They are much more civilised in Finland
I once had a shave from a convenient socket in the Baggage Hall at Helsinki airport while my friend was being questioned by Immigration.
Re: Re: Re: One word
@Peter2, "It also solves the problem of cleaners unplugging things..."
I doubt it. Human nature dictates that they unplug it, look blankly at the incompatible socket and then go away to complain their plug is wrong (or that their cleaner is broken, or they've injured themselves with the unusual plug), leaving the critical equipment unplugged.
Re: effing fantastic - if true
Mammoth, wooly rhinos, aurochs, european lions, and giant armadillos share one common feature: they are extinct! Plenty of other species have not changed very much over 30,000 years... crocodiles, coelocanths, squirrels. Homo sapiens arose about 50,000 years ago. Also, small populations can experience genetic drift, and big fauna is likely to have smaller populations than small flora.
Re: My first impression...
and a guy called Linus Torvalds comes from Finland.... I'm sure there's a connection there, but I can't quiet put my finger on it. Perhaps an albatross would have been better?
Re: Re: DEAR MICROSOFT...
I agree with your language frustrations. On the installation problems, it might help you to know that some developers choose the installation language based on the default character set in the Regional Settings, change to Traditional Chinese, and the installer starts in Chinese, change to Western Europe/US and the installer starts in English. There is also a command-line option for msi to force the language, something like:
msiexec /i A:\Example.msi ProductLanguage=1033
for US English, but YMMV.
Re: Re: Its Hong Kong
Sure, data protection is alive and well in HK, after all, the cameras have been removed.
What? No, the company wasn't punished, and the workers weren't reinstated or compensated.
The Privacy Commissioner didn't even issue an "Enforcement Notice", meaning, "do it again and you could be prosecuted", so the company could even install new cameras, do it again, and have no punishment!
Data Protection is alive and well, but needs teeth, and the determination to use them.
Yep, the one with the high collar and dark glasses.
Re: Its Hong Kong
Yeah, but those camera are OK because they aren't hidden, right?
Re: I may be missing something here...
The cameras were not in the changing room.
RTFA: "claim they were not spying on employees by mounting a camera outside a changing room at a housing estate, and that it was to pick up trespassers in the car park"
a little heat might help
thrown your monitor into a roaring fire.
I initially thought it was a navy SEAL
... and maybe a FISH is some kind of IED?
It's misleading to suggest that there is a transliteration "standard", there's a bunch of competing schemes, plus whatever someone made up on the spot. Rather like browser standards. Hung Hom always sounds like it's pronounced in the wrong order to me.
I noticed my typo just after posting, but, well, no will notice, will they...
So you should divide by the square root of 7.7 = 2.8, so 36mph.
But the figures don't add up, 32MJ with a one ton (1016Kg) projectile would be 561mph, and a Routemaster 202 mph (OK, until you consider the G-forces when it stops at the bus stop!)
A one tone projectile at 100 mph would be 2MJ, so they are loosing 94% of the energy to... Well, I guess they won't need central heating.
I, for one, welcome our Routemaster-throwing overlords.
Less store riots?
One of the incidents leading up to this was gangs threatening queuers at the Apple store so they could take their places, buy up devices and sell them at a profit. It only makes sense for Apple to find ways to provide Fanbois with a shopping experience that doesn't include violence.
Apple isn't the only company that is limiting purchases to one-per-customer for a new product - so is Raspberry Pi.
The world's slowest battleship...
The DoD does know the koala sleeps 19 hours a day because of the low quality of its food supply?
No! Whatever happened to inflating the value of swag seizures?
"a street value of around 3 million pesos - approximately £4,000"
"when cut with 'gin and tonic' could have a street value of around 750 million pesos - approximately £1,000,000"
You mean 250 of the most junior interns?
"anonymous survey of 250 world leaders"
Where to touch became secret, magical knowledge?
"occulted by the furore over the encrypted boot on ARM devices" - really?
Yep, the hooded robe and silver dagger, it's the only way to make it work.
Still in orbit?
"The mission never made it out of orbit" - are you sure about that? It's "orbiting" geosynchronously in the Pacific seabed mud?
There are two ways out of orbit, up, and the other one...
"He's dead, Jim!" is at the top of the official list of diseases to diagnose.
No need for a coat, beam me up.
Checked the metal prices?
Is the claimed energy output enough to cover the $ loss of converting nickel to copper? Nickel's price is currently over twice copper's, and it would become even more expensive if this worked.
Flying in the face of the laws of physics AND economics simultaneously!
That's not a "scientific community" group, it's probably on the agenda just after the discussion of the next church bazaar. The third law holds no sway over such a discussion.
Why don't they just bypass their own meter without swapping yours in? Simpler, and less risk of being caught.
I initially thought you had a pay-as-you-go meter, and they were stealing the coins (probably wouldn't work with a card meter, though).
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