823 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Re: Two words (and an ellipsis)
For the love of $Deity, stay away from the RS catalogue(s)!
Re: When is an upskirt not an upskirt
"No one taking pictures of her in a public environment can be accused of voyeurism."
Re: Well done
I'm sure the last thing that the grieving family wants, is to find out what particular flavour of porn their Granny was in to.
To be fair, some of the things I wanted to do at school _would_ have blown the school up, at least a little bit, whatever I may have been willing to tell teacher.
Re: aide of David Cameron
I suspect that we are about to hear a repeat of the "purely for research purposes" defence - the poor man was clearly just showing Dodgy Dave just how much depravity was out there, that we all need to be protected from...
Re: where do you see any attack on Apple?
"I guess you need to read between the lines" ->
"The report does not say if the third person sustained an injury."
Yes, it does.
Re: So, for once, sanity prevails...
So how come the maker of "Candy Crush Saga" got a trademark for "Candy Crusher" ??
As far as I can see these two are not the same...
Re: Do fuck off, Zuckerberg
I kind of lost the plot at the whole 1,000 times more efficient bit
Re: "The 12v ejaculator" ...
Outdoor kit, so would undoubtedly be 110v - the stuff with the yellow commando sockets.
Re: Retail Business Truths
Repeat business is great, but any business that makes a loss on any single sale is already destined to die, whether the customer comes back or not.
Of course, assuming that all stock was paid for when it was brought in store, rather than being on "sale or return", then turnover is generally more important than margin...
Re: What about the first universal power supply outlet?
Good example of how 'universal' things are almost always shit - a connector for use in a vibrating environment, that only has friction-locking...
Anyway, I know that it would require an article in itself, but what about SCSI connectors?
Re: Next time ...
Perhaps you need to learn what "filtering" actually means.
Re: Next time ...
If it stops motorcycles from weaving down the white line when the other traffic is "only" doing 65mph then fine, make helmets illegal
Re: Consumer vs Enterprise
Except for when the I stands for "Independent"...
Re: Where's the surprise
The five year old WD10EACS looks like an amazingly good one, with no failures at all!
Oh, but you forget, he: "voluntarily answered questions" so that was all totally okay. It's not like he missed the movie that he had paid good money for, or was in any way threatened with being taken into custody...
Re: re: re: leave Waco
Actually, a semi-automatic rifle _IS_ an assault weapon as far as almost every armed forces in the world is concerned.
In that case, the constitution can be said to have failed, since judging by the influence that the church currently has over all US politicians.
Re: Public Records?
There is a massive difference between it being on record, and going out and telling everyone on Twitter.
I have to say, that I have always thought that this was peculiar, and unfair - innocent unless proven guilty, but smeared from day one.
Re: Nice thought, logical ideology, BUT...
The trouble here, as ever, is that there are many small inventors out there, trying to sell their inventions to a company big enough to make it viable. Many of those companies are unscrupulous, can do the maths, and just rip off the idea without paying anything. How do you differentiate between these people, who need MORE patent protection, and those that we all recognise as trolls?
We all know them when we see them, but how do you define it properly?
Never mind that, why did they feel it was necessary to state that the autopsy was "carried out after his death" ??
Re: Change the incentives of the patent office
That would appear to be the fundamental problem with patents at the moment - there are two equally worthy groups of people, one with large wallets and one with almost no money. These two groups are fairly equally split between being (potential) patent owners and (potential) patent infringers, so attempts to use financial means to sort it out will never work.
My particular pet peeve though, is that in the old days, filing a patent actually explained to other people how you invention worked, so that when the patent expired, then the state-of-the-art in that particular field automatically took a step forward. Modern patents don't seem to fulfill this part of the bargain - they define what other people are not allowed to do, but when the patent expires, it is useless to _everyone_.
Either way, I can't believe you just gave up after a single attempt.
Re: better, how?
Because iLO runs during boot up, so you don't have to sit there wondering if the system is stuck at a BIOS prompt/failure.
Re: Feminists are irritating
"And what, exactly, have they done, on the evidence of this article, to irritate you?"
The number one thing they did was stir up a hornet's nest over alleged sexism, thereby side-stepping the issue that the best female role-model they could come up with was an irrelevant, long-dead populist author, completely missing women who made a positive contribution to society, such as Ada Lovelace, Florence Nightingale or even Emiline Pankhurst...
I may be reading this wrong, but I think the CPS are saying that the suspect is at least partially "educationally challenged" (or whatever the current euphemism is.)
No, that is a rubbish analogy, so how about we just look at specifics:
Google wanted to use Java, so that they didn't have to re-invent the wheel, but realised that they couldn't have enough control to "optimise" it for mobile use.
Google still wanted Android developers to be able to write Java programs that would run on Android, without having to go to all the effort of creating their own eco-system, so they copied the "look-and-feel" of Java, while doing a re-write of the Java language.
If you _really_ want an analogy, it is the re-write of the IBM BIOS. The guys that did this were legal because it was done in a clean-room environment. In this case it is patently obvious that the was NOT a clean-room re-write.
Re: To sum up
All data in the possession of a US-based company is subject to the Patriot Act, regardless of the location of that data.
Re: "nothing illegal to be wearing Google Glass"... yet.
A halt is any time the vehicle is not moving; a 'complete halt' is where the vehicle has been placed in neutral, handbrake on, feet off the pedals, etc.
Re: It's really sad they're not actually available
Not available? Just pay a quick visit to Baikonur and you should be able to get a cupful fairly easily, just make sure to take two containers - and let the mother-in-law do the mixing herself...
Re: @dogged (was: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...)
When you drink a pint, you don't (usually) pour the dregs down my throat, whether I like it or not...
But it's not like it's Brain Surgery...
FFS just launch the bloody thing will you?
Think that is more likely to be 1.5m spam-bot accounts, and 40m "staff profiles, purely for testing purposes"
How in all that's holy, can you have a conversation like this without even mentioning "Communism" "Marxism" etc.?
"enough to power 16,000 homes" - interesting, but how about a more relevant measure, ie milliDatacentres, or kiloServers, or MegaSearches ?
If this really is coming out at two-thirds of the speed of light, then the last thing you want to do is get anywhere near one of these jets, they would make a plasma cutter look like an airline plastic knife.
Re: Facebook could block pic printing and saving if it wanted to.
No, it couldn't - anything that it serves up can be saved if you have the right tools. Generally something like FireBug is more than enough to get around any "right-click blocking"
I just love the way that the boffin claims that a light-based cloak is basically the same principle as this radio-based one. I guess he's fishing for funding, or something, 'cos I can think of a couple of significant issues.
And surely this is no more than one level more complex than the radar jamming carried out by standard ECM pods since at least the 1960's ?
> "Surely you don't consider 1 to be prime?"
What integer is it divisible by, other than one, and itself?
Moore's law has very little to do with physics/engineering, and a hell of a lot to do with marketing/budgets - it is basically self-fulfilling.
No storage slot = no sale.
Quite agree - if they aren't going to do the "straight line to the opposite side of the earth" tunnel thing, then what is the point? If they stay overground, then it is no more or less than a high-speed train, which is an awful long way from the "unprecedented concept" they are claiming.
Re: freudian much?
Freudian in what way?
REID ? WTF is that all about, and why have I never heard of her before?
DAB is obsolete, FM isn't.
THEY. ARE. USERS.
Was this another one of those denials by diversion?
ie: "No, of course we didn't record any of your conversations onto mini-disc!"
Otherwise known as: "Of course we keep a record (on flash-disc) of any 'meta-data' we can get our hands on."
"I'm having a plate of chips." should probably read "I'm eating a plate of chips."
I would need more context around "I have a plate." to correct that for you as well.
- Vid Hubble 'scope snaps 200,000-ton chunky crumble conundrum
- Bugger the jetpack, where's my 21st-century Psion?
- Windows 8.1 Update 1 spewed online a MONTH early – by Microsoft
- Google offers up its own Googlers in cloud channel chumship trawl
- Something for the Weekend, Sir? Why can’t I walk past Maplin without buying stuff I don’t need?