112 posts • joined Wednesday 17th June 2009 14:32 GMT
Re: Mach 1000
Yes, one significant figure becomes 12 significant figures after conversion...
Given that they apparently held CVV data (a big no-no) and held all the data unencrypted (another big no-no), may I suggest that they should be held liable for any loss sustained by holders of the affected cards?
Resetting the warranty expiry timer
Drives fail shortly after the warranty expires. Vagabondo's drives still had the warranty expiry timer set to 5 years.
I scrapped a laptop last year when its HD failed after 6 years (not replaceable because the design has changed fundamentally in the interim). The spooky thing was that I had cancelled the extended warranty on 18 September, only to have the HD fail totally on 23 September, just 5 days later. How did it know?
Earth-shaking ... or just shaky?
Of course, San Francisco is just the place for an earth-shaking announcement.
How does this one score on the Richter scale?
And what about interviews?
As an undiagnosed-but-pretty-certain Aspie, I fully sympathise with most of the Aspie commenters above. I also have problems with sound sensitivity, to the extent that I would stay late at the office so as to get some quiet time to get all the work done.
I, too, went on a course and got some off-scale results on a Myers-Briggs assessment a few years back.
However, having been made redundant a couple of years ago, I ran into another problem. I have a difficulty with job interviews - in normal times I can cope, but in the current economic climate I have been frozen out of the job market for more than two years.
I have about the best possible presentation of Asperger's syndrome (multiple interests, which is unusual, strong mathematical and linguistic performance, and extremely strong academic performance, up to and including a PhD). My IQ is off-scale one way and my EQ off-scale the other way.
My self-assessment is that I am technically very strong but would struggle with either management or sales. Also, I am extremely non-confrontational (so I am prone to being bullied), I do not interview well, and I am prone to near-panic over the telephone.
Re: An Experiment for All
Yes, we know. The open WiFi is connected to our honeypot.
Re: per cent
"Big Company X's share price crashed by 300 per cent. last Friday".
So their shares, previously valued at $10 each, now sell for MINUS $20.
I've known companies like that.
"Any one who considers arithmetical methods of producing random digits is, of course, in a state of sin."
Thus said John von Neumann ... who died in 1957.
This is hardly news.
It just looks like a black helicopter
It's actually an encrypted tinfoil hat.
Re: The trigger finger experiment
And who controls what is typed in the history books?
Remind me ....
How many engineers does it take to secure a lightbulb?
I take it he's not going to be asking his ex-employer for a job reference any time soon.
500 feet altitude
What's the reference datum here? If the navigational airspace starts at 500 feet above sea level, then that's below the local ground level.
Electrical fires and water ...
Water isn't very good for electrical fires ... and the innards of a lithium battery aren't very water-friendly either.
Spontaneous madness ...
How can they tell?
Re: Only in Britain...
Not just in Britain ...
On a visit to Washington DC a few years ago, I spotted a car prominently labelled "US Secret Service - Uniformed Division". There is also a turnoff from one of the Baltimore-to-Washington freeways, labelled "National Security Agency - Employees Only".
Suggestion for the next lunar lander: install a seismometer on the Moon, with capability to beam the results back to Earth.
A foot-long slab...
... should be called the Subway.
Only in Wales
As a private individual, if you want to complain about Sky, you should therefore address your complaint to the *marketing departments of Virgin Media and BT*. It's called "leverage".
Re: Don't be evil unless there's money to be made by being evil
1 Timothy 6:10
For added irony, Google it.
Re: Unsalted hashes
You can be pretty sure that "j67-*^%fg" will be included in the next edition of the table.
Someone doesn't know their history of astronomy
There has already been a Vulcan (OK, they never managed to find it....)
I went to the Los Angeles Disneyland a few years ago. At the time I had my own personal raincloud which had followed me from Los Angeles to San Francisco and back ... sure enough, it arrived in DIsneyland about half an hour after I did.
One thing about Disneyland in an extended downpour is that there weren't any queues!
Google Earth shows a blacked-out area - with obviously pixellated edges - at the position of "Sandy Island". Given that Google Earth uses satellite images, something is obviously amiss.
There is also a strange pinked-out area just NW of New Caledonia (which appears on at least one side to be bounded by barrier islands or atolls).
Icon because that's what happened to some of the atolls in this part of the world.
Many years ago I had an interview at a university spinoff, with free coffee provided. The coffee machine was the sort that started with real beans and a filter. Unfortunately they were less particular about the other ingredients ... have you ever tasted coffee with a couple of teaspoons of salt?
Re: I like the bit
... not to mention referring to coffee as a "perk".
Re: ASDA for jobsworths
That's because they haven't finished the 10 year stretch...
A lot of people have short memories
I can't believe that all of the worst films ever made (with one exception) were made after 1996.
Surely Ed Wood deserves some kind of Lifetime Award, for his persistence in producing lultra-ow-budget movies with some of the worst production values in history.
IIRC, when Channel 4 did a season of the worst 10 movies ever made, he had five entries in the list - including the dreck-classic "Plan 9 from Outer Space".
The faint blue light ...
The faint blue light is caused when neutrinos interact with the atoms in the ice, causing electrically charged particles (electrons and/or bits of nucleus) to recoil faster than the speed of light (in the ice, where the speed of light is slower than in a vacuum). It's called Cerenkov radiation.
Still, exceeding the local speed limit causes blue lights even at subatomic scales.
And who patrols the border between UKBA and the Border Force?
Satnavs in taxis abroad
I have had the dubious pleasure of visiting partner firms in mainland Europe, and having all sorts of fun with the satnavs in taxis as I tried to get to their offices ...
(a) Visiting a factory in the less-salubrious suburbs of Paris, the satnav refused to accept the street address of the factory. I had to ask the driver to navigate to another house-number on the street and then point him to the position of the factory.
(b) Visiting an office in Rijswijk, near the Hague, on one occasion the taxi driver missed a turn. The satnav responded by repeatedly asking him to make a right turn ... which would have meant turning into a canal.
It strikes me that the revocation check logic is wrong. There are three possible results:
(a) Revocation check OK; certificate not revoked -> OK, proceed to the site;
(b) Revocation check OK; certificate revoked -> warn the user (or block the site and tell the user why);
(c) Revocation check fails (no result) -> warn user but allow the user to proceed "under caution" to the site.
Perhaps the URL bar background could be GREEN, RED and AMBER respectively in the three cases.
And nobody noticed
... his screen saver kicking in
Remember, when calculating how many Olympic Swimming Pools (or even Suez Canals) are involved, that the starting point is US gallons, which are smaller than Imperial (UK) gallons.
Perhaps across the pond they should use Panama Canals, rather than Suez Canals.
Watched comets never boil ...
- World's OLDEST human DNA found in leg bone – but that's not the only boning going on...
- Lightning strikes USB bosses: Next-gen jacks will be REVERSIBLE
- Pics Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year
- Storagebod Oh no, RBS has gone titsup again... but is it JUST BAD LUCK?
- Two million TERRIBLE PASSWORDS stolen by malware attackers