195 posts • joined 18 Jun 2009
When this were all fields...
I remember when we were considered the good guys, was that just a naive child, or did we actually behave better than other countries back in the day?
Never mind the enterprise...
Stick one of these little beauties in a home NAS for all your HD films, then stream a different movie to each room if you want.
Re: How many clues did they need?
The basic argument goes: "we didn't spot this needle in a massive haystack, so we need access to loads more hay to spot needles in future."
If you've pondered nothing wrong you have nothing to fear.
such as: Cameron shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
Yep, I'm an extremist.
Not in big cities...
...where lightning rarely reaches ground level due to the big tall metal things.
"Net neutrality law ... rolls out the red carpet for the American giant"
Just like roads roll out the red carpet for Tesco (or did!) or running water does for Radox.
When will people realise the TSA are NOT there to keep you safe:
And the cops are the modern mob:
And the IRS likes the look of that:
Government of the people, by the people, for the people.
"with an Irish accent"
Their training costs must be astronomical - it must take ages to get an Indian to talk with an Irish accent.
There is no free money. Money is backed by the ability of those in power issuing said money to obtain, by force or threat thereof, the wealth and/or labour of others.
There is no copyright theft and definitely no piracy, there is only copyright infringement which is, or should be, a civil matter. By using taxpayer funds to investigate taxpayers and other companies the French government is subsidising large, multinational companies. I would have thought the French had more pressing matters to deal with than splurging cash to save companies paying lawyers going to court to protect their copyright, but what do I know...
UK based global policy?
"If revenge pornography were clearly illegal, they would, I am sure, ensure that such sites could not be promoted through their search engines."
So just because you make someone in the UK doing something illegal you want Google et al. to stop including sites in other countries where this is perfectly legal (like the UK currently) in their results?
Fine up until the last point...
"What happens to the one per cent is of course trivia"
Except the rich happen to run the political discourse that affects everyone: they write the laws and set the policies that the rest of us have to abide by. Their wealth alone is not important but the rules/barriers they put in place to maintain their, and their offspring's, wealth and political influence actively harm the rest of us.
In other news...
Google deny reading people's Gmail emails because they are automatically scanned by a computer in order to serve up related ads and never seen by human eyes.
Unless the computers see some dodgy pics (or terroristic text?) and they alert the authorities, in which case plod certainly gets eyeballs on your emails.
Re: Human Nature
Well, I for one, am particularly grateful that we have someone as benevolent and wise as Robert Long 1 to tell us what can, and should, be tolerated in a tolerant society. There was me worrying that we might overstep the mark and stifle debate and curtail the presentation of ideas, new and old, but that was silly - we have ROBERT LONG 1 to tell us what we can and can't think, say, do and tolerate.
A reasonable compromise for socialists...
Would be for them to suggest central planning for the necessities: housing, food, medicine, clean water, heat/power.
I wouldn't want that, but the resources required to provide these things, and information required to attempt to provide them centrally, would be orders of magnitude less than trying to work out an average utility function for the country.
Or, worse yet, deciding what the 'correct' utility function is so that we have Opera Houses on every second street and no pubs.
Re: "collect" as in "collect" or Clapper-"collect"?
It's like that script I wrote at my bank that skims 0.1% off all transactions and puts it in my account. I only steal the money when I spend it.
Still, this was Google's argument in the first place when it claims it doesn't read your mail (because no human looks at it) but simply has a computer scan it to serve up ads relevant to the content of your mail. Unintended consequences of, and for, the "do no evil" company.
They take away your IT equipment for 'forensic analysis' - hey, you might be downloading child terrorism copyright infringement porn - and if that's your main tool for work you're screwed. They keep/destroy your equipment, you can't earn, so lose your house. Once you're destitute they drop all charges and everything's hunky dory, no misconduct, nothing to see here, move along.
Re: Maybe we could get a consensus
Scientist: Extreme weather is caused by global warming.
Skeptic: There has been little/no warming for 15 years.
Scientist: Don't you see? That proves it. All the energy that should have gone to heating is being used up in making more energetic storms and weather.
Skeptic: But that's not what you said...
Scientist: I have adapted the model to allow for the data not matching my previous model.
Skeptic: And tomorrow you'll adapt it again when new data arrives?
Scientist: That's [climate] science.
Re: On the contrary, it's up to the police to prove it WAS you, if the shit hits the fan.
It's up to the CPS to do the proving. However, the cops do the investigation and charging and leaking to the press which means you have the inconvenience of having your IT equipment taken away to be forensically investigated, the hassle of going to court, getting a lawyer, being banged up for a few hours, lots of questioning and then named in the paper as an internet kid-flik watcher - before being proven innocent in court.
And all that's before they bang you up for the bit of your hard disk with the old TrueCrypt area that you did when trying out TrueCrypt originally and have long ago forgotten the password for. Let alone that ancient USB key that's password protected but you never used more than once because it's more hassle than it's worth. Plus they want the passwords of all your online accounts because, well, children.
Won't someone think of the cartoon children?
Ban all manga now.
And burn all copies of lolita.
Re: Double yer pleasure, double yer pain
Methinks you don't understand how expensive pension liabilities are...
Game of Thrones?
Re: Perpetual money machine
Step 4 is unreachable as any decent compiler will tell you
1-3 is an infinite loop.
Goddam code review on el reg comments. Should be getting paid for this shit.
Re: Big deal
There is no moral authority if we do bad shit at home. It becomes do as I say, not as I do, which invalidates every sentiment we send out. Human rights are cajoled on other nations through embarrassment more than anything else and if we're 1984 what the heck place do we have telling anyone else anything. Plus the US executes minors and the mentally incompetent, so, ya know...
I got out of economics when I realised that when an economist tests their model against the real world, it isn't their model they think has the problem.
crazed models of how macroeconomists think the real world works
models of how crazed macroeconomists think the real world works
No word on optimisations, multithreading, support, maintainability, interoperability, ease of modification, ability to strap it to a pretty GUI or anything else that in the real world should determine which code should be used to do models that could, push come to shove, be done with a frigging glassblower having a coughing fit in the 40's.
I am spartacus
I am not The fucking Truman Show! Mind your own fucking business.
Re: Time for some truly revolutionary GUIs?
Not B.O.B. from B.A.T.?
Re: Getting desperate?
Don't understand how one can go to jail for (what should be) a civil offence.
Seems the lawmakers have been bought by big business to do their dirty work for them when they should be trying to sue each individual copyright breach(er) themselves. Making the taxpayer pick up the tab AND impose much harsher penalties seems a bit cheeky.
Re: Im in.
Absolute doddle. People have two accounts, one safer than houses deposits, the other available to be used for credit for other account holders.
People wishing to use short term, small credit facilities, can do so under similar conditions to Wonga (better because they've built up a history with us) and only the funds depositors wish to put at risk are ever used to give credit.
This is much easier than people realise. Have a beer.
Re: "Orwellian" isn't an absolute
Rights are taken, not given.
This is why civil rights disputes end up in civil war or civil violence, usually perpetrated by those in possession of those rights who don't want to see others granted them.
It is also why the might of state has to be fought at every turn because even when they claim new powers/rights in order to help us they will always, eventually, turn that round against us.
Re: For some definition of "use"
Speaking on a phone, or having a conversation with a passenger, takes your attention away from the road quite significantly - we do not multi-task well - and is more of a risk, statistically speaking, than having a few beers before driving.
Re: Middle Laners Anyone?
You indicate, the group recognise the car outside wants to cut in, the group splits leaving a gap and off you go.
Of course this could lead to people breaking up platoons just for a laugh by flashing their indicators next to a convoy.
Re: Why bother?
Or this: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2158574/Diesel-engine-exhaust-fumes-major-cancer-risk.html
You still have to generate the electricity to power transport but doing it away from people seems sensible.
Re: Ahem. @ BlueGreen @Squander Two
Starting at the end:
That's NOT what Moore's Law is (and it's not a law in any scientific sense anyway.) Moore's Law is about the density of transistors and it's still ticking along, albeit maybe doubling every 2 years now. And in terms of MHz, we went multi-core rather than single core high speed, so it could be argued processing power is still increasing at an exponential rate even if baseline speeds aren't. Seems to me like the magic IS continuing.
> we still have no policy for dealing with nuke waste (something I know about) etc.
Sure we do - use the radioactive waste to create more energy. We just opt not to do it because the by-products get more and more nasty and more and more dangerous if they were ever released into the wild/taken by bad people.
M9 on Amazon?
They could opt for the Amazon fork and all Amazon would require in return was that they put the Amazon store on rather than Google Play. They might even gain access to LoveFilm which might be a nice little bonus.
No mention that what Intel did was highly illegal and has led to little to no competition in the x86 market since Core since AMD was illegally stopped from gaining market share and R&D funds for its superior Athlon processor over Intel's Netburst idiocy? Or that Microsoft was repeatedly referred to the competition authorities for anti-competitive practices and fined quite heavily?
Re: Not easy
It was in a scouse accent in my head.
Scouse calm == regular folks' cam
Re: Not easy
You're right, would that I could do that comment over again.
Would. Found one.
Wood = Would (wʊd)
Re: Not easy
"There are no silent L's in the English language that do not modify the pronunciation/sound in any way."
Calm down, you're half way to a heart attack. Take some soothing balm and maybe eat a bit of salmon.
Re: Welcome to our country
I didn't vote for this! Mainly because I don't vote.
I don't vote for someone to represent me when they actually are controlled by party whips. I don't vote for parties who claim to stand for what the people believe in but actually put forth policies strongly influenced by their donors. I don't vote in an election where more than 60% of those who actually vote don't vote for the party which claims a landslide victory and a mandate from the people to implement policies which most people didn't vote for. I don't vote in a country which has an un-elected upper chamber with bishops sitting. I don't vote in an election in a country that claims to be a democracy but has an un-elected head of state who can veto any law passed by the houses of parliament.
In short - you can't blame me.
Why is heartbeat a variable length?
Why not have a fixed length test to check server is up and running? Surely a 4 or 8 byte fixed length message is enough to prove that it responds with what you sent and then there is no need for the length parameter.
Re: Shame about scanning emails to target advertising though
The point isn't that the free service scans your mail, it's that Google made the legal argument that it wasn't 'reading' your emails since it was an automated scanning system that went through them. Which allowed the NSA to store and scan every American's emails without a warrant as they're "not reading them, even Google says so" and present that to various secretive courts.
If you're doing nothing wrong you have nothing to fear.
Cunts, cunts, cunts.
land of the free
Home of the brave.
Capitalist country my ass. Corporate reacharounds are de rigeur.
Which language? Single or multi-threaded?
Writing a page of HTML is to code as painting my wall is to the Mona Lisa.
Re: Run on the bank? - read the wiki page
"But they have far more than £100 in deposits to cover it."
No! That is the whole frigging point, When the financial wizardry stops they have EXACTLY £100 in cash. And a nominal £900 in loans and a nominal £1000 in deposits. But there is only £100 in existence (in this closed system).
Re: Run on the bank? - not quite there yet...
Let's consider two actors, me and the bank.
I deposit 100k, they lend me 90k, which I deposit, they lend me 81k, which I deposit etc. etc.
There ever only was 100k, but the bank reports 1m in assets and 1m in liabilities. I report 1m in assets and 900k in liabilities.
something has gone wrong somewhere and "the same chocolate biscuit" just doesn't cut it. Not least because the bank and myself have access to much higher degrees of finance because of our 1m assets rather than my actual 100k assets. The bank is doing this with hundreds of thousands od customers.
Re: Run on the bank? - read the wiki page
I ain't Spartacus, you miss the part where the magic sauce is applied:
I store £100 at the bank, they are forced to keep, say, £10 on hand so they lend out £90. At some point in the scheme of things that £90 becomes a deposit again for someone else (not necessarily at that bank, but let's have a single bank to simplify things).
That £90 deposit (which is the loan from my original saving) then allows the bank to lend out another £81. The £81 becomes a deposit too which allows the bank to lend another £73 etc. etc.
Based on the £100 initial deposit the bank can lend, through just 3 iterations, £244 (and, when all is said and done, about £900 total). This is known as the money multiplier. Like I said, they lend out a multiple of the original deposit.
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