426 posts • joined 9 May 2007
"Actually it's a mystery as to why the UK doesn't speak Dutch"
Not to me, I've been to NL. Everyone there speaks at least one other language fluently, it's their ticket out of there.
A fairly simple fix for this would be for explorer to refuse to run any .exe that has more than one dot in the name. Chances of that happening?
It's still alive and kicking although with AJAX and advertising goodness it's very slow. Last week I attempted to upgrade a Windows XP machine to service pack3 only to find that the download would take 27 hours. Needless to say the box went in the back of my car back to civilization.
Where do I get one?
Motorola F3 owner here but they've stopped production and sometimes it's a bit of a squeeze in the pocket with a set of car/house keys.
I should be a car gizmo designer
I would have had interchangeable pads for each charging standard. The car would come with a blank and each one would be a highly priced dealer fit extra. You could even have double standard ones at even higher prices for when you don't have homogeneous passengers.
What's gone wrong with the auto industry?
Re: GUI designed by engineers? No thanks.
As opposed to designed by??? I'm all for Cleartype fonts everywhere but give me 1980's icons and menus or give me death. XFCE rules!
Actually FVWM2 rules but it's just too much effort to resurrect my old self-modifying pointer position learning functions.
GUIs are not getting better, they just seem to get more designed to blend into a pretty picture. Computer screens aren't for admiring, they're for navigating about and that's easier if the different parts are easily discernible i.e. they clash and look ugly.
P.S. this is a nice icon.
The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
Try telling that to someone afflicted by disease or disability.
Re: Things we take for granted...
> I od'ed the signon.sqlite and key3.db files in my firefox profile on my laptop. I saw the sites for which I have saved passwords (e.g., The Reg), but nothing resembling the passwords themselves, so apparently they are not stored in cleartext.
They are scrambled and if you know the key you can decrypt them. The key is in the source code ans probably google-able. However, if you use a master password they site passwords are scrambled with that which makes it much harder to crack.
You could try looking through firefox's memory for the passwords or even the master key but that requires super-user privilege and shouldn't be possible unless you run as root or admin.
You could try hunting through the hibernation image but then you should not hibernate a machine without full disk encryption.
You could dump the machine in a liquid nitrogen bath, pull out the memory cards and go through them but it's probably cheaper and quicker to just threaten the owner of the said machine.
Take a tip from the pirates
"Here be dragons" has worked for centuries.
I like my sex-partners like I like my cocoa: hot, thick and rich. Like the lady to the right.
So what should we do? Is logging out then trying to log in again and using the wrong password good enough?
Well, that's the point. When you surf the EPG you start at either channel 1 or the channel you were watching. By the time you have gone through 20 channels you have probably lost the will to live and will watch any old shit.
It's a ground floor apartment from the photo's so that may explain the smoke damage to the Merc parked outside. But why on earth did he try to put out the fire with a foam filled sofa. He couldn't have made it worse if he'd used the contents of a petrol can to douse the flames.
Here's one for the Reg research department: Is the average contents of a man's bladder enough to put out a flaming mobe?
Re: Waste of time
I guess it will just not print tubes of a certain diameter. Good luck trying to print a bicycle. Good to know what printers to avoid.
Re: Does anyone know
It's called a drive through and is designed for cars. It's intended for you to collect your food and drive off. It's not safe to hand over a collection of burgers in bags and drinks to a cyclist or motorcyclist. It may be safe but it's not economic to serve just one fruit smoothie to a cyclist when you could be serving burgers and fries to whole family.
Sorry to sound grumpy but winging about not being able to use the drive through lane with your dog sled is just the kind of lazy self-entitled attitude I expect from a MacD' customer, not a noble commentard.
As for the nutter taking a horse inside, she should have had a fine for cruelty to the horse and reckless endangerment of the people inside. Humans and frightened horses do not mix.
"Not sure how the females do it"
Once knew a lady whose fanny farts could rattle windows. She was batty as well.
Is it possible
to buy a keyboard with the number pad that matches telephone number pads?
Works just like a flip flop
If you look at the transistor structure of a register it looks like two inverters driving each other so, yes, they do amplify the signal around and it stays stable. Computer programs only work because they do stuff in the right order so you need to delay the logic circuits so that everything doesn't happen in random order. Flip flops are used now with a clock in the GHz range. These devices ran at kHz and could also store more than one bit in each loop. Although they are called delay lines they were used because they were fast (in comparison to relays) and low power (in comparison to thermionic valves).
Watch and learn children...
why it's never a good idea to get a tattoo. Once you get one the best you can hope for is to die young.
Correlation <> Causation yet again.
You could say that high unemployment causes high home ownership - maybe something to be celebrated.
Or there could be something (i.e. technological advances in the last few centuries) that have led to high home ownership and high unemployment. As a species we can now achieve more and work less. Which is OK as long as the achievement and reduction in working are spread around fairly evenly.
“The next five-10 years will reveal whether or not 2012 was a rare event..."
In other words - Looking forward we can look forward to to some forward looking mispredictions of the future based on backward looking research.
Best way to get rid of them
is to cost them money. As you say if there is a live human on the line when you answer getting them to wait is very effective. If it's a recording asking you the press button I always do then give the silent treatment to whoever comes on the line, seems to freak them out as much as it does ordinary humans.
They eventually learn and go away. Whatever you do don't sound angry or annoyed, they just mark you down on their lists as stupid enough to eventually fall for one of their cons.
Just before HP bought Apollo the market share in workstations was (Sun, Apollo, SGI,..., HP). Just after it became (Sun, HP-Apollo, SGI...). Three months later when all the current and unstoppable orders had gone through the order became (Sun, SGI..., HP-Apollo).
A colleague of mine left HP for Apollo about six month before the buyout, he was gutted when it happened and shortly after was made redundant by HP after they'd bought him. Seemed to him that HP was just persuing him around making him miserable.
I rather think Anonymous have missed that point too.
Or get a usb-cec adapter from pulse-eight (others are available) and you can use the TV remote if you have a reasonably up to date HDMI TV.
Re: Oh the conflict!
"Libel laws are far too strong in this country"
They are not as strong as the truth.
Sally Bercow is a libellous tweeter.
I don't expect to get sued for the above line (maybe told off by a grammar geek).
Re: Using as much of the slaughtered animal as possible,
I would flinch at cow cock as it would imply the cow had been subject to massive hormone treatment or had gender reassignment surgery.
Re: When women get power .....
Same as men really. Can't think of any exceptions.
Agreed, Silicon Valley is not in Washington or even New York. When it started it was in a nice place to live. Not true any more but it now has the brand.
I live in beautiful Somerset and there is no money that would make me move to London. I'll contract there but the closer to London the higher the price to compensate for commute time and hotel costs. Currently in Borehamwood and working from home on Monday and Friday so it's bearable
He's wrong too, it was me.
Re: 40 mega volt-amperes
No no, this is the new thing, the amperes are 40 megavolts wide. It makes them go faster. The fuse boxes glow in the dark and the plugs only have one pin.
Re: why download the whitepaper
Of course not, it's a powerpoint.
"Sky will be sending you a welcome pack as well."
And a copy of every email you have ever deleted.
Seriously, I'm with Sky (because they bought the ISP that was the only one in the exchange that wasn't BT) and it's OK as a basic home broadband. I moved to using gmail as an email sender but that's because I'm the geeky type that likes to control my reply-to headers. I think port 25 is also unblocked so you may be able to run your own MTA.
Re: A missunderstanding of roles
Just to confuse the AC even more, most drugs are illegal in Amsterdam but not because they are immoral.
Re: About "time"
Presumably that's why there is a "lithium-polymer battery fed through a micro USB port".
So what happens when the bonds mature?
Apple will need to find more cash to pay them back. Will they issue more bonds? This could keep going forever but there is interest to pay and that is eventually going to be greater than 35% tax.
Maybe the bonds will be bought by overseas buyer and they can be repaid with offshore cash.
You need to shoot yourself
Feeling miserable because GDP has gone up? I remember what this country was like in the 70's and 80' and the sense of entitlement in some sectors was higher than it is now. Thanks to Thatcher we have now stripped most of the power from the unions (but not before they destroyed the car industry).
Music on cheap headphones sounds better than on expensive old stuff because it has no wow, flutter, clicks, print-through, interference from engine ignitions. It has similar harmonic distortion and frequency response but your brain is quite capable of compensating for that and removing a fair bit of random noise otherwise you wouldn't be able to have a conversation while walking between rooms.
Cheer up and listen to some music you enjoy.
Re: "Fair Share"
Is there anything to stop bitcoin2 being invented?
Fed up with bitcoin volatility? Try my new, improved virtual currency bitcoin2. Based on the proven technology of bitcoin but without any of the hordes of greedy people trying to inflate it (yet).
Re: Where's the value?
Well the USD, GBP and most currencies are backed by their countries armies, some of them have nukes.
As far as bitcoin being worth the electricity used to generate it - can you turn it back into electricity?
Anyone know how to configure exim on debian to work with Sky/Yahoo!?
I used to get it to send mail with a From: pointing to my old freeserve mail account. It now looks like that is causing problems and everything has to be from @sky.com.
Re: People still use ISP mailboxes ?
Pray tell exactly how you send emails without using your ISP? I'm on Sky and they seem very happy to bin any connection to port 25 to anywhere except themselves.
Re: re. Feedly
tt-rss looks very simple and may be what you want. All the data stays on your computer so only you can shut it down or mine it and sell adverts to show your own eyeballs. Also has debian packages.
freedomboxfoundation.org is looking more and more necessary even in free societies.
Mood sensors and privacy concerns
Do you really want your neighbours to know when your bitch is in heat?
They are up against educationcity.com which runs on all those computers that the schools already have and is probably very cheap for schools. Personal copies are about £30 per year or two so the educational license is going to be much less.
Re: Oh god
Well a CD is about 600MB but CDs can have about 60 minutes of recording so that's way above an LP. Also CDs are sixteen bits of pure digital stero joy whereas LP comes in at around 12 bits (yes it does) - and you have to reduce that because of the noise floor for a typically dusty and worn LP.
The answer is about 150MB.
Had a phone call today
We think you have been mis-sold Freeview TV, please press 5 to talk to one of our leeches.
Lots of broken spokes on the London Eye! I'm not going on that till they fix it.
"but the Acer has Caps Lock"
THAT'S THE WINNING FEATURE FOR ME.
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