32 posts • joined 12 Jun 2009
Doesn't Special Relativity predict tachyons (superluminal neutrinos)?
Shurely Shome Mishtake?
Von Neumann architecture? Surely Harvard....
I'm surprised that...
...this wonderful event hasn't been got at by the dreaded Health and Safety nazis. Mind you, I'm still amazed that building and launching your own ballistic missiles is perfectly legal, while taking a drink of water onto a plane can get you convicted of "terrorism"...
What is this UK "skunkworks" thing?
And where is it?
A beautiful instrument
The Fairlight still looks like it's from the future. See also the Synclavier.
You know, you could have just looked this stuff up, or asked an electronics engineer.
Stallman was right
Cloud computing *IS* a trap.
It's all her fault
She shouldn't have used such a bloody obvious password!
A couple of points...
amanfromMars 1: That's just a non sequitur with random capitals.
Tom 35: How come only a couple of machines were infected?
...to protect against Conficker has been available from Microsoft as an automatic security download since last October. Why are these infections still even possible?
If the others have pleaded guilty, it doesn't look good for the main defendant.
To add to Duncha's comment., A Nat West bank manager I know says the cameras in cash machines usually don't work. That's why he always gets a receipt for his cash withdrawals.
I think Derren Brown's next "Event" has just been rumbled!
What do you expect?
Half of the government is still mandating IE6!!!!!!!
After asking a member of Da Yoof...
...I'm reliably informed that £20 is a bit steep for 3g of real dope.
"All those Twitter addicts will be doing something more useful instead," Cluley quipped.
Do you have any idea just how much Cluely tweets news that is out of date, sometimes by days?
Why the hell...
...are people spending serious money on these pointless devices when a paperback and pencil (for annotations) can be purchased for a couple of quid?
Shurely Shome Mishtake?
I keep seeing a TV advert that says you can go on a 15-day course. It also says the average salary is something like £36,000 "for an IT professional". Are these two facts related? I think we should be told.
It sounds like someone was dodging a more boring assignment by being seen to be thorough at this one!
These things happen
Basically, get over it.
Isn't this rather lazy journalism? What I mean is, how is protecting the intellectual rights of the copyright owner "Orwellian"? In Nineteen Eighty-Four, that phrase would refer to Winston Smith's job at the Ministry of Truth, re-writing history to make the pronouncements of Big Brother look like they came true.
Here we go...
Cue dozens of weak jokes about how they're all faked.
Maybe it's time...
...to vet EVERYBODY!!! The police, the cabinet... even the people carrying out the vets! Then vet the people who vetted them. And so on forever. Think of the money it'll churn around the economy! We could be out of recession by September!
Seriously, I applaud Pullman's refusal to participate in something that says by default he must want to fiddle with kids. After hearing about the levels of abuse on TV last night, such checks clearly stop nothing. They merely say people haven't been caught.
It's coming to something...
...when I side with the Daily Mail, but in my opinion too many Labour MPs are spineless jerk-offs. GROW A PAIR ALREADY AND DO WHAT'S RIGHT!
A WPC "felt threatened" by having her photo taken?????
Blimey! What's she like with the drunks at chucking out time on a Saturday night?
The great tragedy
Looking through the TV listings, there's absolutely nothing on to mark the 40th anniversary of arguably mankind's greatest adventure. Sure, BBC4 had a few programmes on some weeks ago, but why put them on nearly a month early?
We've already forgotten how to get there; now it looks like the programme schedulers are trying to forget it ever happened.
Ah, at last!
Why has this taken so criminally long?
What kind of madman...
...tries to do a DIY circumcision with nail clippers? Seriously.
HOW TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM
Next May, get up early, go to a polling station AND VOTE FOR SOMEONE ELSE!
What do you expect?
Our government is hell-bent on watching us in ever more detail. The question is why. Is it to protect us ...or to protect them?
What the hell...
...are banks doing using something as insecure as cloud computing?
Maybe that'll teach them to hassle good, upstanding atheists on the street.
...swapping personal details like this breaks the Data Protection Act.
If I receive a message from them, I'll be making a DPA complaint. If we all do so, we can sink the bastards and get the law tightened up.