276 posts • joined Friday 12th June 2009 22:35 GMT
Given a couple of days a specialist password hacker can match around three quarters of them.
Re: "not a word about the core DBMS functionality"
Bull tits, now there's a phrase for sharing.
Re: St Nick from Sirius?
... it's not taxable, you mean?
... that we can build machines which don't kill people, but produce great science and beauty instead.
Nice that visitors are invited to decide for themselves...
...rather than viewing an exhibit being publicised entirely on its connection to Tolkien?
Re: Good stuff.
That'll be a nanosecond, I fancy. One thousand feet is too much rope to hang one's self.
Good Luck, sorry you're leaving...
Well done on the RBS story - you were miles ahead of the chasing pack on that one.
If you daisy-chain them can you make a supercomputer? Running Linux?
Good luck HP...
...maybe RBS can get its money back for ABN Amro too? Caveat emptor, alas.
Re: Why not just build a solar panel that covers half the world....
'Cos we've got enough trouble disposing of heat already?
Personally, I'd place a Titanic-sized manifold over a cluster of mid-Atlantic black smokers and pipe the gigawatt rich hot water upwards until it turns to superheated steam, and with one or more underwater steam turbine generators, plus an HV DC conversion plant, cable it straight in to Iceland, Penzance, the Azores or wherever.
This would have the useful side-effect of cooling down the oceans and reducing the average severity of hurricanes. There's also a stack of useful minerals in the black soup. Might screw up the North Atlantic Gyre though - it's cold enough in Scotland already without turning off the hot tap...
Re: "...database acts like depressed teenager..."
Teenagers with OCD. Just the sort of bods we need in IT. Send them over to networks and security.
Re: "Its orbit is now known, lol
Yes, the orbit was known very well; until the fly-past, that is. Now we have to take lots more observations and work it all out again.
Psst, would you like come up and see my boloids?
Re: Dumb ways to die?
... not to mention the Spanish Inquisition...
Alliteration in PlayMobil or it didn't happen.
Re: Ridiculous comparison is ridiculous
It begs the question whether Oracle is, in fact, allowed to make up stories using the name of Harry Potter.
JKR is not averse to defending her own intellectual property in the courts.
Re: For all you non-Americans
There's a clue in the .co.uk at the top of your browser.
You're the naughty children we still hold in affection, but we do think you should give up the Cowboys and Indians thang.
England & Wales: 39 homicides from 56,000,000 in 2012
USA: 14,000 from 314,000,000 in 2012.
Do the math; and don't call me a dolt. You are the primus inter alia bag of spanners here . That's "winningest" where you come from.
Perhaps your nation has too many tools? As you say, tools are inanimate objects. Like "nucular" bombs. So perhaps we should welcome Iran and North Korea to the well-tooled militia club?
ps Not only your citizens are getting moiderd.
Re: Where are we going to store it?
If I got my sums right, it'll turn to liquid and sink at about 1000ft down in cold ocean, so the Marianas trench would soak up a lot of it. Might not do the wildlife much good before it gets subducted though...
I'm sorry, I think state by state analysis is superfluous. The USA has a national problem with guns, and that's where to apply the fix.
Re: AC @ 09:41 @proto-robbie
Stats-wise, we count bodies with bullet holes. States-wise, they're all dead.
What's you'r point? Even if you compare your "best" State for accelerated lead poisoning (Rhode Island or Alaska?) with our worst (Royal Deeside?) you'll have more corpse per capita.
As for the sacred status of the Second Amendment, do you really believe the Founding Fathers would approve of their ambiguous words being used to justify wiping out the population of a small town every year? Whatever these killers may be, they are not a "well regulated militia", so why would you want to make it so easy for them?
Re: Re: @AC 15:54
Not in Britain. Compare the stats, and you'll see that many fewer guns mean many, many, many fewer killings, about 80 times fewer per capita, IIRC.
Re: a poetic reflection
none of them hugely spontaneous...
Re: Twins of Evil
Cameron and Clegg?
...BOFH and PFY do not seem Greek or Roman, classics though they may be.
I'm used to reading Unix man pages and Oracle documentation, but hats off to these paleontologists for raising gobbledegook to entirely new levels.
Re: Carriers without catapults? Sold out your jump-jets? I have the solution!
That's one brave pilot.
Re: Chocolate Teapot
Well at least they've still got it.
Why on earth did we ever get rid of the Sea Harriers? Or the "through-deck cruisers"? No wonder the Argies are rattling their castanets.
I was lucky enough to be on the Invincible from her commissioning until September 1981 - what a wonderful ship she was, and the Harriers were jaw-dropping. The pilots were the best of the best, and surprisingly friendly to this pimply, useless, star-struck midshipman.
A few months after I left they were off to the Falklands, some not to return. Very brave and able people, and kit we should never have sold off in a million years.
MySQL has its uses - Is there a problem with that amongst the cognoscenti? Well I are one too. I like to use the right tool for the job, and for some jobs, in my experience, MySQL is that tool.
If I had a 1000 clerks banging in cheque details, I'd use a different database, but since I specialise in data cleansing & manipulation for batches of a few thousand; I appreciate performance, but can fix failures, so I often use MySQL - still version 3.23, I might add. As stated above, MySQL is extremely reliable, and I have not seen any need to migrate the Perl / MySQL "engine" I wrote seven or eight years ago to automate the running of these jobs, which have recovered much moolah in return.
Not when I did like-for-like tests with Oracle & MySQL, some 6 years ago (MySQL 3.23!). MySQL was at least twice as fast for most things.
If you don't need bomb-proof transactions (and most batch processing doesn't, with suitable design) MySQL is a very good option, with a powerful set of functions built into its SQL. It's also extremely reliable, so long as the power's on. It's also about 10 times quicker to restore if/when your hardware croaks.
not to mention...
That'll sort out any future rogue asteroid / comet / dinosaur killer problems, as well as giving North Korea a rousing raspberry.
Re: News flash from 25 years in the future...
Re: Not bad for £25
Won't cost me a penny - I'm not going to want it, use it or buy it.
Re: We need to save them crawlies!
Or Russell Brand, to combine a vast sanctuary with a shag-tastic transport mechanism.
Silicon Sall is the girl for me...
Nice to see...
...that inertial navigation's still useful. I learned my trade in Ferranti's Inertial Systems Development lab in the '70s, working beside some of the smartest guys on the planet.
I could, if required, still write machine code for the hand-built 8 bit computer which controlled the systems (memory was hand-knitted magnetic core from Hong Kong, as I recall).
RIP Sir Patrick
Anyone of us in Britain looking skywards with an iota of familiarity of the stars has him to thank for it. A wonderful man, and what a sad loss to science broadcasting and astronomy in this country.
I'd have tried...
...a different Yahoo spokesperson.
Just leaves the butter and bacon side of things.
I'd just like to point out...
...that if there's a smell of pee on a train "dahn sarf" it is not from a Glaswegian, since they're all busy micturating up here.
I suspect what you have encountered are in fact ex-pats.
Sounds like a great idea.
You'd think we could stop ourselves after buggering the place up the first time, and not keep doing it.
This be in "bootnotes"?