And here I was on the way to the shops
Adding Pancetta, cheap cow parts and sausage to the list. Maybe use pickled silverskin onions instead of beetroot. Will report back with results.
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Adding Pancetta, cheap cow parts and sausage to the list. Maybe use pickled silverskin onions instead of beetroot. Will report back with results.
And you never will. The content providers don't want to make it easier for you to use a competitor's service hence Amazon not supporting Chromecast for Amazon Prime Video, Google Play etc...
They want you to pick a side, their side, so they get your subscription and market purchases long term. We want diversity of content without needing an Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV, three mobile devices, four tellies and a laptop running Chrome.
I'll join your open content crusade, though.
Upvoted for mentioning Videostream which is excellent for casting local content. That's now what I use my Chromecast for more often than not.
Yes, I imagine that's exactly what I'd look like wearing one.
I don't like security advice from a company who sells security appliances. I can't trust them because they have a vested interest in finding nails and trying to sell me a hammer.
From the article/PR: "Together, Cisco and Portcullis will provide strategic guidance to our clients to help them..." and in my head I changed the rest to read: "... know which expensive bits of Cisco kit to buy to address any issues because you wouldn't want the auditors to find out you hadn't done anything, now, would you?"
Security Advisors/Auditors should *always* be independent from Security Solution sellers.
According to my BMI I'm just into the "Overweight" category. I'm a properly skinny bastard.
Previous studies have shown again and again that the majority of heterosexual men like women with curves. That is, after all, one of the secondary sexual characteristics of females. It follows that, in order to have curves, you'll need to be well toward the top end of "overweight" or higher.
Likewise, when I enrolled at my local GP, the nurse took the usual measurements of heigh, weight etc... and scored my BMI. Looking at me in nothing but my tasteful superhero underpants she told me to ignore it because "muscle weighs more than fat". I'm not a gym nut. I'm a skinny nerd. If I'm BMI "overweight" then a bigger (or even normal size) healthy bloke who takes care of himself is certainly going to be well into the "overweight" category according to the Bullshit Measurement Idea.
So to summarise this study: BMI calls healthy, attractive people "obese" because it's a load of fucking bollocks that should have been thrown out long ago.
Reindeer is fucking delicious!
Mosquitos with excellent taste.
There's no straighforward route to take in order to retrieve the phone even though it's only 50 miles away from launch point as the balloon flies.
The balloon and payload can fly. The humans on the other hand, are stuck using roads.
Looking again at the size of the steak in the pictures in the article and the ones I used last night, I think I may have seriously gone overboard. Took up a whole plate in length and was a good 0.4 linguine thick. I don't have a meat hammer so fists did the job instead (always wash hands after handling raw meat, friends) and I had to use a different dry cured ham.
I used blue cheese for added naughtiness and I have to say it was bloody fantastic.
msknight, if you are having trouble answering question 1 then I can offer you assistance in selecting the "correct" answer.
Vote for Natasha.
Then vote for the male newsreaders poll. Although Bill Turnbull will win that one, obviously.
You also missed "Generous donation to the Party coffers".
After all once you've got Your Man in government you want to keep him there at least until he's done everything you're payin^W lobbying him to do.
How do you think Science works?
We don't know something so we come up with a testable (falsifiable) hypothesis to suggest a mechanism for what we observe happening to happen. Through observation we test the hypothesis. If it seems to fit, we have a theory for how the happening happens. If not we bin it and try again. Then we observe an outlier case that challenges our theory so we come up with a falsifiable hypothesis/refinement to the theory to take into account the new observation and then we test it again. If it then fits the current cases we know about including the new outlier data we consider the theory updated and improved if it passes peer review and others are able to repeat the test with the same results. If, as is likely, in the case that in the repeat of the test, often with better equipment, we see something else curious that doesn't seem to be explained by the current, updated theory, we go again. Eventually we end up with a theory/model that very accurately explains and predicts natural phenomena.
"Making it up as you go along" is the magical thinking usually reserved for spiritual or supernatural realms of human consideration that are, by definition, outside the scope of Science.
"Starting from first principles" is the logical thinking that is part of the scientific method of starting investigating a phenomena when you haven't got a clue. And it works!
I'm actually pretty good at just ignoring any advert that gets shoved in front of my browser-watching face (and I don't begrudge site owners taking money from advertisers who can't suss out that I don't need two microwave ovens) but my ancient laptop at home with a Celeron processor from Ye Olde Intelle circa 1753 (well, 2004) that tries to render this shit in the browser and run the browser session (quaint ideas like scrolling) cannot ignore it. Facebook I'm looking at you.
Yes, ABP, NoScript etc... would help but that still requires my vastly underpowered machine to run those plugins. If I could get that functionality in the browser session only I'd be a happy man. The additional benefit of making it harder for Zuckooglezon to track my every search term is a very welcome but secondary consideration.
They could have had Mars Bar, Malteasers or Milky Way just by talking to one company.
Unless the KitKat deal came with a no-compete clause from Nestle.
It's OK. They can just siphonophore it off.
Oracle as a company are just fucking disgusting, to be honest.
Not necessarily to do with anything in the article, either. I just can't stand their corporate practice. This threatening behaviour and ostrich approach to infosec is just one more shit cherry on the turd cake of Corporate Oracle, for me.
In other news: I don't like Oracle very much.
According to the always reliable, never wrong, BBC weather website the skies (here in the south east anyway) are clearing between 9pm and 11-ish pm tomorrow night so if I can just find somewhere locally in the wide open spaces of South London with low light pollution... fuck it, I've got no chance have I?
May as well go to the pub and see if I can see any on the stagger home at kicking out time.
>IT not securing networks and equipment when they have the tools to do it,
Assuming that IT have been given any budget for security from the finance lot especially as budgets are being slashed. Also assuming the IT department has been able to recruit/retain sufficiently knowledgable staff and hasn't been outsourced to the cleaning company as it's just a "cost centre".
Why yes, my grapes are especially sour this morning.
>Users not understanding how to handle data,
This in spades. Also users who don't bother with or care about any Information Governance training they may be given because "that's an IT thing, I don't need to worry about it *switches brain off*"
>Local auditor not doing any checks on how data is handled
Yes and, especially if the powers that be are aware of the previous point (Users) they won't be encouraged to do so.
Voila. Proof-by-xkcd (pretty sure that's a genuine methodology):
"How's your Skoda Yeti?"
Reading between the lines it seems that the less experienced co-pilot wasn't trained by Scaled Composites in what would happen if he did unlock the shuttlecock booms during that phase of flight.
It may be he thought that he was just unlocking them ready to be deployed later, not that this would actually deploy them with the atmospheric drag under rocket power. It may be that he didn't know that deploying the booms under rocket propulsion could cause structural failure. Probably both.
This bit: "Virgin Galactic has added an inhibitor so its feather locks cannot be unlocked in certain conditions." suggests that either Scaled didn't know that structural failure was a possibility or didn't think that the humans on board unlocking the feathers at the wrong time was a possibility. This part: "[Scaled] identified that it did not have human factor expertise" suggests the latter.
If that's the case then the blame lies squarely with SC who obviously didn't know what they were doing. Which, when you're doing something for the first time is understandable I suppose. That said, a brave test pilot is dead and another badly injured because someone greenlit the flight without sufficient sanity checks.
Then I humbly suggest you're doing it wrong.
Distortion, among other effects should be done away from the amp, in an effects board or pedals, and that sound fed into the amp which if it's any good, will replicate faithfully with clarity, presence and loudness. Much, much loudness. If the amp is clipping at high gain either it's a poo amp or you're poo at using it.
Carry on west up the Thames Path a short way and have a pint in the Hope and Anchor pub. Good beer and they were child friendly last time I was there (disclosure: fecking years ago) Then continue west and have another pint at the Pilot Inn.
This area has been massively developed since I lived down that way so the Pilot gets very busy but that was a classic Saturday walk.
But it is! Fracking is so insidious that the terrible effects travel backwards in time like an ecological Terminator to cause environmental disaster before any fracking took place! Sumatran earthquake in 2004? All because some fucker decided to frack for shale gas in Yorkshire in 2016.
Mark my words, it'll all be true!
No no no. Everyone* knows that you don't pay the ferryman.
*Chris de Burgh
Why not? It's a fun sport.
This is the guy who makes Julian Arsewhinge look like a self-publicity amateur by running around announcing The Singularity Is Coming! The Singularity Is Coming! because he's stuck an RFID chip under his skin and it's readable leaving many pet owners wondering whether or not this means Rover and Kitty are now actually Dr Who villans.
I know he brings in good money and PR coverage to the department and there's some actual research in there somewhere but christ he's an annoying, attention-seeking nobber who is the public science equivalent of the Cillit Bang bloke.
Of course he's already read this comment with the Raspberry Pi he's sewn into his arse cheeks and will doubtless be sending his army of RFID chipped dogs and cats to murder me as I type.
That was exactly my take on it as well.
Unlike this guy, who I hope has this on his business card:
"Dr Matt Taylor, Death Metal physicist"
That was Blofeld, capturing Soviet and American manned capsules in order to get them to FIGHT!*
You Only Live Twice was my favourite Bond film until Goldeneye.
Drax had his own Shuttles. With frickin' lasers.
*ahem* From the article:
"Dr Max Wallace and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe say that data from the Rosetta probe now in orbit about the comet and the small lander Philae deployed to its surface support their theory"
What evidence that is, from the article on the RAS site, appears to be the following:
"Wallis and Wickramasinghe cite further evidence for life in the detection by Philae of abundant complex organic molecules on the surface of the comet and in the infrared images taken by Rosetta."
Not smoking gun proof but hell, they're doing science - On. A. Comet.
You know that that's not one SMS message don't you? The longer message is fragmented into several seperate SMS messages in transit and then reassembled into one message by the receiving device.
They have one in the bomber hangar at the RAF Museum in Hendon, north London. You only realise how big it is when you've spent half an hour in the hangar and realise you're still under its wing.
It may not have the biggest payload but the sheer surface of wing is fricking enormous.
Been tempted on many occasions to inset the plugs in that very location of the idiot who shipped us kit with the wrong bastard power cables.
I have been saved on many an occasion by having some spare C15 female - C16 male power cables left over from a UPS refresh project. We've got tons of old C15 kettle leads about so with the cunning combination of the two plus some electrical tape = my 3750-X can now be switched on despite the worst intentions of the tin distributor.
The main strategy to mitigate bouncing was the harpoon system that was going to be fired into the comet. Due to the lack of gravity and Newton's pesky Third Law, Philae had a thruster designed to combat the push-back effect of the harpoon hitting the comet's surface. That thruster failed so no harpoon anchor could be deployed.
Another reason why the downvote-bait first comment about overengineering is complete bollocks.
From past experience with system migrations such as this, yes the demand would be well known. However it almost certainly also involves a change of platform so the translation of demand to back-end load isn't so well known. The usual method of back-end compute provision in my experience from these 3rd parties is they'll under resource, hope they get away with it and add more grunt if necessary later.
No, I don't know why full load testing wasn't done either.
Glad I'm not on the phones.
If we can get enough water to the plants we can graze animals and retain agriculture. Without the water supply you lose the plants and the rest is uncomfortable. I'd still prefer a more aspirational future for our species and the natural ecosystems but I agree, humans (in reduced numbers, obv) as a species could survive.
Firstly, yes, I read "but the findings do indicate that if we continue our present course..." and wondered what the fuck it was talking about. The findings indicate that, based on the historical configuration of the Earth 60 million years ago, there has been observed and verified an effect on the ecosystem of highly elevated CO2 compared to today's Earth, of limiting the ecosystem based on energy from plants.
Why try to tack on a modern Climate Change conclusion?
Secondly, however, I would nitpick your conclusion that "Earth can support 4-6 times higher levels of CO2 in the atmosphere". It's about *rate* of change as well. Ecosystems need time to adapt and change. Go too fast and you get desert, flood or ice sheet. That's three ways to ruin your weekend.
and it goes on for Oregon, Montana, Utah Nevada, Wyoming in fact if you do any simple research (use google) you'll find that, in fact, they're all very susceptible to summer wildfires.
I'm not sure you've understood the correlation between atmospheric temperature and ignition of vegetation, either. It's usually lightning that causes the ignition. The hotter the atmosphere the drier the vegetation and the greater chance of lightning.
Recently for work I was investigating secure cloud storage options from what was G-Cloud. Amazon S3 was the only one I looked at that would potentially store data in the US under Safe Harbour agreement. In fact:
"Data management location: UK, EU, USA - Safe Harbor, Other countries with data protection treaties"
"Legal jurisdiction of service provider: USA - Safe Harbor"
So I recommended against it.
If Safe Harbour is pulled then Amazon will need to drastically change how they manage S3 data or they'll lose all EU public sector business.
Said nobody ever.
That choice cannot have been made for ruggedness and just makes the front of the device look cheap and nasty.
I read that as exactly the sort of thing a spook would say:
Privacy concerns, over and above the things we tell you to be concerned about instead, are not something we give a shit about.
At least he's honest.
The pilot is holding the stick with his left because he's using the right hand to hold the camera he's using to take the photo. Martin is holding his right handed tankard with his right hand as normal.
The left handed tankard is a one-off mutant variety created for El Reg's Drew Cullen.
Ooh six minutes until I can hoist a tankard of ale. Wonderful.
Only if you're drinking Irish Stout.
An Imperial Stout should, like a good Porter, be served in the tankard.
Of course, those of a certain age will be reminded of this advert from the 80s.
I don't know what your definition of vapourware is but there's a fully designed, built, sim flight tested 3D printer spaceplane with fully tested, completely custom launch rig, ignition mechanism, failsafe cutdown, avionics and, most importantly, backronyms courtesy of an awful lot of people who are very much behind this incredibly complex, ambitious and first of its kind endeavour. They even have a spaceport ready for use, FFS.
Yes it's turned out to be a lot more complicated than anyone could have imagined at the beginning but the team have been fully flight ready for a considerable amount of time. As soon as the FAA issue the papers the world will witness the firepower of this fully armed* and operational spaceplane.
If you're bored with it already then quit being such a bloody wet blanket and read some of the many non-LOHAN articles on this website instead.
* BRASTRAP, natch.
Just wait until they find out about GCHQ Cheltenham!
I don't even think it's that. It's more that people with skills in managing IT procurement etc... are not seen as key front line staff so are the first to be axed or otherwise have the post frozen as part of cost reduction programmes (read: swingeing budget cuts).
Of course this invokes the law of unintended consequences which then screws the department for a lot more money to rectify the lack of skills in-post.
Well quite. That fucker has rounded corners *and* a chunk out of the side.
There's (or perhaps was) supposed to be a population of C. becki tortoises on the northern and western slopes of Volcan Wolf. If the lava is flowing south west (and never mind the dispersement of hot ash) could this endanger that population?
ULCC also provide hosted Moodle sites for other organisations.
To be fair to them they're a good bunch and clued. As Lost all faith says above, DDoS is difficult to prevent which is why it's the attack-of-choice if you just want to vandalise some shit on the Internet.
The El Reg standard unit for Length is the Linguine. 87000 miles is, I think we all agree, best expressed as 1000114955.742 Linguine.