344 posts • joined 16 Jun 2009
you walk out of a carpet seller after telling them to shove their stupid rugs up their asses. "For mat, see colon"
Nothing works anymore
This is why nerds don't do ethics
the responses here are just too literal and rational
Re: Secret mode?
I heard they used the control stick and used up up down down left right left right B A
if a 10mm ball from my slingshot doesn't do the job I suspect 28g of birdshot will make the props a lot less effective
robot wars was just another example of something that was made better by the absence of Jeremy Clarkson
who would have though this thread would have garnered so many insightful comments
Certain regional news sites
certain regional news sites use a CMS that has an easily gamed 'most read' widget.
I want to be very clear that the vast majority of firearms owners in the UK are law‐abiding and safety‐conscious.
Given that fairly stringent police checks are carried out for both a FAC and a SGC you can be fairly certain of this.
Re: Right not privilege
An SGC is something you can get unless the police can give a reason why you can't have it. A FAC is something you can get if you have good reason to have it for a specific purpose.
Mine's the one with the black powder license in the pocket unless my hands get swabbed at airports.
"Good afternoon, this is HSBC fraud team, how is your Christmas shopping going?"
"Good to hear it, enjoy London."
Compared with more recently
"Hello, Citi, why was my card just declined at my local restaurant while taking my in laws out for dinner"
"We placed a block on your card after you bought some jewellery over the phone"
"So you let the big suspicious transaction go through but blocked the smaller and not at all suspicious transaction through?"
This will end well
This will be a boon for the service management, service transition, incident management and project management roles which will be filled by £600 a day contractors while the 3 people who can actually fix things are paid £19,000
Time to do Prince2 & ITIL and forget everything you know about technology.
Re: Perhaps a change in film style
So a fruity peep show
Rule of thumb
if you are pissing off the Russians you are probably doing something right.
10 points for the horse photo and caption and another 10 for the article subtitle
SA to SA
There needs to be more South Africa to South America bandwidth. At the moment most of that traffic goes via Europe and USA
The Royal Navy
You all know which one.
Which is nice
A Caddyshack reference? Very 'target demographic'
Re: Disable it.
Sure you did
Two different operating systems give different results but still people blame the network.
Advertising doesn't work on me.
Sent from my iPhone
Easy way to reduce dmca notices
if Google are getting swamped with dmca notices they should take the labour government approach and require all requests to be filed on paper in triplicate and signed along with a copy of the submitter's birth certificate verified by a solicitor, doctor, magistrate or justice of the peace. All forms should be discussed at a quarterly meeting and the minutes published in a locked storage cabinet with a sign saying beware of the leopard.
one claiming he had changed her life in 60 seconds
When I realised it involved graffiti and Bristol I was on the lookout for toff wall dauber and trademarked recluse Banksy dot com as a cameo amongst all the two dimensional characters.
Sure he's a freetard
but Homeland Security? Was he also branded a terror suspect for the purposes of getting appropriate sieze powers?
fusion power is just a fleisch in the pons.
You're sort of right.
Not enough to be a pedant but enough to just about not be wrong.
ISO 31 has been superseded by ISO80000 so there is that to deal with if you are trying to be a pedant, and pointing out lack of white space *is* pedantic.
More importantly the ISO refers to styling of SI and derived units. The byte is not an SI unit or derived from any of the physical measures of the SI system so doesn't really apply anyway.
It's a bit like complaining that a bike doesn't comply with a car safety standard from 2008.
But thanks for taking part in the discussion.
Re: Trolling for suckers
I couldn't *not* slip in _something_.
Trolling for suckers
I would expect El-Reg to know the history of the word Troll; next you will be telling us that hackers were originally people who broke in to phone systems.
Troll comes from a fishing method where bait is dragged across the bottom of the ocean to draw out the bottom feeders. It entered IT vocab because people were "trolling for suckers" who were dumb enough to take the bait. The initial comments do not have to be dark or offensive, just the sort of thing that gets people posting a reply. Mentioning that evolution is just a theory or purposely misquoting Dumbledore out of Lord of the Rings is classic trolling because although not offensive the deliberate errors will often elicit a response.
It amuses me that all this hatred of trolls is coming at a time when most mainstream media is deliberately controversial in order to 'spark debate' and Simon Cowell is the biggest troll of them all for programs like xfactor which choose the talentless over the talented in order to spark lucrative voting outrage.
Twitter 'trolls' like Old Holborn are just unpleasant people who should be ignored on Twitter as they are in real life.
we are really going for the zombie angle today.
all Apple users think they are nerds
Some results may have been removed under data protection law in Europe.
Cool, now your identity is known only to the staff at El Reg (along with anyone tapping your internet)
Hidden in plain sight
sneaky beaky sorts have been hiding their secrets in plain sight for decades, either in the private advert column of a newspaper or under a rock in the park; it is all just basic field craft.
Modern equivalent is putting some obscure message on to pastebin so it looks like nothing important unless you know what you are looking for
Re: (Way past) Time for an ordered priority list
Ghost of Thatcher?
Re: Card clash detection
It is unlikely to be that clever. Most likely just looks for two transactions through one barrier opening (they can detect objects passing through the barrier). It would most likely only have a choice between oyster and credit/debit so would prefer the oyster.
Card bonking and oyster bonking use quite distinctly different tech so are probably handled by different hardware up to a point, this is why you could detect and auth two at a time. You could no more auth two debit cards than you could two Oyster cards.
Presenting the wrong card is not tfl's problem. Reading a nearby credit card when you present your oyster is their problem because it's fraudulent on their part.
Obvious troll is obvious.
Re: I'll take my best shot
With reference to your BGP question it depends on a lot of factors but the biggest is the summarisation one.
If networks learn from their mistakes with v4 then there will be enough opportunities to summarise routes at points in the networks and that dramatically reduces the size of the table. The way that addresses are being allocated with massive amounts held back for future use suggests that some planning and thought has gone in to it so we must keep our fingers crossed.
Re: Oh so true...
Newsflash: no you don't. You own the media and have a license to listen to the music
It's all fine
As the FOSS people have been telling us for years this is open source so everyone from Richard Stallman down to Tucker in his mom's basement has reviewed this code and fixed every single bug. Unlike Windows, those big companies rely on security through obscurity.
...and the Russians used a pencil! Snort!
The browser uses a cloud service to check for malware. It seems entirely reasonable for it to send URLs to the cloud for checking. Just because it's China doesn't mean it's the secret police. More investigation needed rather than scaremonger churnalism.
Give everyone in the UK the vote
That should sort it quickly. I would vote for the People's Republic of Scotland under Chairman Salmond. When the economy tanks I plan to buy up cheap property there.
Why buy the electronic copy of things from a website?
1) the guy has to make some money somehow
2) there is content in the book that is not on the site
3) the kindle edition was on my kindle app before the dead tree versions were delivered
Bought it on Kindle, read it already. It's excellent. Couldn't put it down.
That's a nice productivity suite market share you've got there, it would be a shame if anything bad happened to it.
Let's see it side by side with a pebble before we get too excited.
Re: I'm not an electrician
The idea of getting management to do common principle courses is excellent and should be applied to security and infrastructure in most businesses.
But the freetards!
But it's open source so every freetard out there is busy spending every waking minute fixing bugs and auditing code. If you have big business fat cats doing the work we will have to pay for it and that costs money which we don't want to have to spend in our utopian freetard society.
Also - down with bankers.
Rise of the machines
Wasn't google images the platform they were using to test AI? Is this some early form of communication?
Mountain View and Cupertino are a little way from each other. Perchance El Reg has been writing too much Crapple related click bait recently?
Re: And meanwhile in Munich…
Nine? That many?
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- Amazon warming up 'cheapo web video' cannon to SINK Netflix
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- Episode 13 BOFH: WHERE did this 'fax-enabled' printer UPGRADE come from?
- Vulture at the Wheel Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK