1262 posts • joined Friday 19th June 2009 19:27 GMT
"Did that gif remind anyone else of myspace?" -- Nope, it reminded me of a seizure I had once.
"Windows 8 won't become an enterprise IT standard as customers dump Microsoft's legacy PC operating system XP. Instead, corporate IT departments will stick to what they know and install Windows 7." -- Well done! I pointed this out months ago.
"secretly videotaping for sexual gratification, unlawful loitering and attempted videotaping for sexual gratification." -- how can he be charged with 'secretly videotaping for sexual gratification' AND 'attempted videotaping for sexual gratification'?
Re: On the subject of ATMs
I'm only 6 foot tall and I can remember one particularly bad Cash Machine that I had to kneel at to be able to see the screen properly.
"With console development cycles requiring years and large sums of money, the company is almost certainly staring at an incoming tide of red ink. " -- Sadly, I think they are done for. Let's a go!
One small step for Mankind, one giant leap for Penguins ...
3D Printer + Metalworking Lathe + CNC Milling Machine = Fully Working Gun less Ammunition;
"3.4. In addition to and without prejudice to your obligations pursuant to our Terms and Conditions, you agree to comply with (and ensure that others using the Services comply with) all applicable laws, statutes and regulations in connection with the Services. As the User of record, you are responsible for all use of your account, irrespective of use without your knowledge and/or consent. " -- Bam! Suck on that you ignorami
Excerpt taken from the following page: Virgin Media, Cable customer's Acceptable use policy
"So, what are they going to do? Make the owner of the line responsible for everything done by everybody on the line" -- That's how it works as I understand it.
"In order to know who has actually sent an email or made a Skype call, the police need to know who used a certain IP address at a given point in time. Without this, if a suspect used the internet to communicate instead of making a phone call, it may not be possible for the police to identify them." -- This information is already stored by the ISPs in the form of DHCP/ARP logs and can be accessed by Police already. What's the problem, why is more legislation needed if they already have what they need?
"Brit horologist hammers out ‘first’ ATOMIC-POWERED watch" -- Powered by Atoms? Are you sure? I Assume batteries are still required.
"Xbox ~ Introducing a new way to pay" ~ There, fixed that for you $MS
Got a Windows XP end-of-life plan? Yes, Windows 7 for secretaries and linux mint for my workstation.
"What license is required, and what laws would be contravened if a license is not sought first?" -- Here is a little Copypasta take from a RC Flying website/online shop for your consumption, check the CAA and BMFA website for further information.
"First Person View RC Flying.
FPV RC is a legitimate activity but there are limitations that you must observe to be both legal and insured. ANO Article 166 (3) says the person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft must maintain direct, unaided visual contact with the aircraft sufficient to monitor its flight path in relation to other aircraft, persons, vehicles, vessels and structures for the purpose of avoiding collisions. This is a strict legal requirement.
The implication for FPV RC is that the pilot ‘under the hood’ cannot, by definition, be the pilot in charge of the model and that there must be a separate ‘pilot in charge’ at all times. After discussions with the insurers and the CAA, BMFA has been able to arrange insurance for the activity but ONLY if the following regulation is followed:
When flying FPV RC, the pilots MUST use a buddy box system with the pilot in charge using the master transmitter. In addition, the model is equipped with a video camera and video link to the ground and will automatically be classed by the CAA as a small aircraft equipped for surveillance. Consequently, all of ANO Article 167, (Small unmanned surveillance aircraft) will apply to any flights made. This can be read in full in the section ‘Legal Controls over Model Flying’.
Again, these are strict legal requirements.
Aerial Photography using UAV, UAS, Quadcopter, RC Helicopter etc.:
It has come to our attention that the CAA has a law within the UK with regards UAV usage for commercial gain. If you intend to fly your aircraft for video or photograpy for personal financial gain the CAA require the user to hold a Civil Pilots licence and must undertake relevant check to fly their aircraft.
The Law for the CAA states this in there CAP 722 Document available to download from the CAA website.
As we understand it, as long as the user is flying for recreational purpose only and NOT personal gain, this requirement does not apply.
However, we always recommend when flying any RC product that permission is asked from relevant land owners, councils or park authorities."
Yeah, the new office layout is a Doozy, I'll factor 450 hours into retraining costs.
"Bing or Yahoo." -- Oh the horror!
Re: Can anyone explain what ES thinks he might be saying here:
"It's a line quoted in the BC and Reg versions of the interview, but I honestly don't have a clue what it means... "We empower start-ups through our advertising network" by letting them pay us to advertise? Does google give free ad space to start ups? Start ups make billions of pounds by advettising on Google? Any help much appreciated..." -- It's called marketing-speak and is generally designed to make no sense and have no meaning.
Change the law to make it a criminal offence to off-shore profits, via schemes like the Double-Dutch-Sandwich etc.
The courts are for the rich folk to use don't you know ?
In the UK it would be illegal to operate a drone (if it is taking aerial photos or video) without a license, although, people just messing around in their gardens with a RC heli and a photo are not going to get in trouble until their are complaints about their activities: "He keeps looking in my daughters bedroom window" etc.
Re: Video conferencing?
The camera is front-facing, who would actually want to see the Glasshole instead of the pretentious 'scene' that they wish to share with you ?
I guess that, even after you've purchased the device, it actually still belongs to Google. I would have thought that such terms are unenforceable in the UK.
Re: Well that couldn't have gone wrong anyway...
"Well just because some twit sent a twitter (I couldn't resist the pun), what could have gone wrong in the current charged environment?
Oh, nothing much, just a few (hundred) cruise missiles fired back, not much to write home about." -- You think the Japanese and American military get their intel from twitter? What a twit.
"No, its just another Android phone with this FB skin pre-loaded." -- Thanks Dave, I actually hadn't read the article </sarc>
"Disclaimer: my main combo is iPhone/iPad, so I'm not that much of a Google fanboi..."
Are you using "Apple search" ? oh wait ...
The real problem is that Google's services are becoming ubiquitous because generally Google's services work well for most devices as compared with the services from Microsoft. I have never encountered a single problem using Gmail over the web with many different browsers nor have I had any problems using Gmail's IMAP service. The same simply cannot be said for the abomination that is Exchange/lookOut.
Ah the Facebile phone, anyone going to buy one ? Anyone ?
"However, he didn't seem entirely unruffled, calling your correspondent a "Twat" and The Register "cruel and vicious" during a series of Tweets, which also referred to a Mr "Orlowsky"." -- Well, I may dislike Stephen Fry, but, I can't fault his assessment and to be fair, it's the Cruel and Vicious reporting I come here for.
Re: There's a place in Hell....
I suspect that the idea of Hell (for an advertising shill) would be being forced to watch TV without any adverts at all, just thinking of all that airtime not being monetised will drive them crazy.
On another note, do you think that Hell would accept these bastards ?
""The whole industry has rallied to find ways in which to make advertising more compelling and deliver more value to the audience,"" -- Sadly, for all their efforts, they came up with nothing and so we are back to just yelling the brand at the audience, hoping it will lodge somewhere in their brain.
No-one is being forced to use VP8 whereas everyone is being forced to use H264.
Re: Technical Matter
"Has he spoken to and more importantly reached any sort of agreement with NASA about this" -- I assume you missed the part of the article that said "Bezos is now steaming for Cape Canaveral to drop off the precious rockets for rebuilding and eventual display."
I would have thought that when "put on the spot", our beloved reg hack would have blurted out "Bulgarian Airbags" or something similar.
On Android, I have gone back to Firefox simply because Google has no intention of allowing extensions for Chrome on Android. Just installed Firefox and have my Adblock and Autocomplete=on extensions working. I am a happy penguin today.
I always preferred her as the bounty hunter ... But seriously, if you think Fisher is knocking on a bit, wait until you get a load of how well Mark Hamill aged.
"What then to make of the fact that the next release of Windows 8 will make it possible to remove some aspects of TIFKAM from the user interface?" - Wait for Windows 9 and see if Microsoft back down in order to get their OS onto business computers which they currently are not able to do with Windows 8.
Re: Yep. Lennart Poettering put it best...
Ancient X, it's ancient for a reason, a bit like, The ancient C language.
Well, it seems the Apple never falls that far from the tree after all.
If Apple had made their users aware that the information was going to be collected and stored prior to its collection; then Apple have nothing to fear.
If they didn't inform their users that they were collecting and storing their information; it is a privacy violation, in the UK at least.
Re: Yep. Lennart Poettering put it best...
I see Ubuntu wishes to re-invent the wheel and then get all the devs to support their new wheel as opposed to the wheel that already worked.
Politicians do nothing but spout hot air, more so than cyclists and motor cars put together. Let's cull them and end pollution as we know it.
Um, sheet music stands already accommodate iPads and other tablets are they patenting a music stand plus a charger or just a music stand? Yes, I saw the other technical drawings, but, my post refers to the sheet music stand.
Eadon, your arguments are well-trodden and I guess most people are bored of hearing it.