1458 posts • joined Monday 22nd June 2009 17:05 GMT
Re: My BE broadband has been crap on uploads for weeks @Gordon 10
Anyone whose reading the register and who hasn't been through their own fault finding exercise beforehand shouldn't be on here.
I make no apologies for being more methodical than the average hell desk script.
My BE broadband has been crap on uploads for weeks
Just about when I got unwillingly switched to Sky afaik.
Shows ok on speed tests but the minute you put any files of any decent size to upload it dies on its arse.
Rang the hell desk yesterday but got caught out telling porkies to hurry them through their fault finding list ;)
"Do you have only 1 pc connected on a wired cable"
"Me...yes yes" Looking at my ipad and wireless printer. (I had tested earlier with wifi on the router disabled)
"Him - just logging onto your router"
Re: Same. Or Worse.
$100's millions of dollars profit? Care to post some proof of that?
No? Thought not.
Re: To little to late
Get over yourself.
4 years ago was way to late if you take that point of view. Do you think these are all recent developments? Marconi was probably tapped on his second long distance radio transmission. Spooks will be spooks and will have been adding capability incrementally since Marconi's time.
The key issue isnt one of legislation per se - but one of Spooks failing to comply with existing legislation or twisting it for their own purposes.
The piracy party has a massive image problem in that anything meaningful it has to say on digital rights is drowned out and invalidated by its blatantly freetardisd main agenda.
Re: You're holding it wrong
Im reminded of the British army approved method of using your 3 allotted squares whilst on maneouvers.
Fold 1 square into quarters, tear off inner point, open square, place finger through resulting hole, wipe, use torn corner to clean finger nail......
Downvoter hang your head in shame.
The funding will soon be withdrawn
When the State Department realises it will allow people to bypass the the western worlds own censorship regimes.
No doubt with an "Paedo/Terrorist/Criminal" excuse.
Re: What is the job of the publisher?
agreed 505 are at fault here for deliberately releasing a crap game in a cynical attempt to recoup some of their costs. Either they didnt have testing cycles and a QA process or they did and ignored the results.
I think you mean Frontier : Elite 2? Or which version of Elite are you refering to? afaik there was only 1 bug in Elite on the Beeb which mean the last Thargon hunting mission wouldnt end if you took them out with a smart bomb.
/<Elite and proud of it>
Technically the money could have been used for a multitude of purposes. I suspect you meant that it would have been better used within the company rather than distributed to shareholders.
Did you see the error bars on part of that article? 4.9 +/- 2.6 so an error margin of around 50% then.
That gives me great confidence in this research.
I really dont get wireless light bulbs - they have no need to be. Infact if you wanted a light bulb that could turn itself on and off when reacting to your prescense all it needs is a IR sensor and a light sensor. Both of which have been around for donkeys years. The fact that no-one has made a killing selling them already suggests the market doesnt exist......
BT, Voda, etc - please tell me which law forces you to comply with a request to apply a wholesale tap to a piece of fibre?
Failing that show me the court order.
Failing that release the emails showing what the quid pro quo / threats were.
I just knew Googling Juergen Teller on Google images was a bad idea - but I did it anyway.
The IT police are coming for me......
Was it really necessary to put in a tortuous reference to BA?
When just putting Kingston Telecoms or KCom would have done?
And did the fairies come along and partition the new drive and install Win 8 onto it for you? No? Perhaps you shouldnt make pointless comparisions then.
Last time I checked apple controlled neither the price of RAM or the prices of SSD's. So your point was exactly???
The Norks as well?
Hang your head in shame german security services. Maybe shortstuff wanted a date?
Re: Aha it's the "Mfg, possesion, distribution of CP" that gets them.
In fairness some thought seems to have been given to these laws - well more than in the UK at any rate. The fact that in general (ignoring this case for a sec) a lot of this is treated as juvenile "crime" at least offers a way out without the horrors of permanent attachment to a sex offenders register - suggests that there was a modicome of sanity and common sense present when they were written.
Not to say its perfect, and of course in this case could be abused to get the Jocks off, but at least in general someone had the bravery to say - lets not permanently criminalise kids for sexual exploration.
Re: Not just the young graduates
No offense but my predjudices around a Phd would suggest you are far too academically inclined to deal with the insane vagaries of UK.plc. I'd respect you but I wouldnt employ you.
Now if you were in Germany you would be laughing - most of my colleagues over there are Phd's.
Double standards - probably - but unfortunately true.
Luckily the chances of my doing any interviews in my current job are slim to none, and in the past its been 90% offshore workers.
Re: Some IT Co.'s based in Ireland.
You must have a very narrow definition of programmer. Even if there is little product development in the UK (and I think there is some). Nearly all the Pre-Sale's consultants at Oracle would fall under programmer/developer in my definitions.
Re: Some IT Co.'s based in Ireland.
Good point but you need to be careful with that list. Many of those are small "Emea HQ's" for tax purposes.
For instance afaik the Oracle site in Ireland is smaller that the one in Reading Berks. A quick glance suggests many of them also have UK offices. Oracle, Microsoft, Amazon are all big employers in the Thames Valley, as are Intel are in Swindon and Winnersh. Symantec at Oxford.
And those are just the ones I have driven past.
I spat cake - have an upvote!
Re: @Mahat And his biggest writing influence is...
Downvoted for not checking your facts - he broke with them years ago.
Plus on his worst day he's a better writer than Hubbard ever was.
The true meaning of the hippy speech slid right off you didnt it? Just like the Hippies in Greenpeace - I wear my commentard label like a badge of honour. Infact I'd happily swap my silver badge for a "Commentard of the 2nd rank" banner.
Re: business is booming
Has anyone else read Accerando by Charles Stross? A big part is around auto generated corporations and the fun that can be had with them.
Re: Full transparency the only option. @codeusirae
Huh? Thats a very tenous connection. I would say the only reason the climategate hackers should come forward is if it can be shown that they edited or selectively released the docs. Of course to prove that - there would have to be full disclosure from UEA Cru.
If the hackers motives were nothing more than setting data free they have nothing to come forward for. If they were more malign I would wholeheartedly support their detection and prosecution.
But since its the climate researchers work that is being used as a stick to beat the world population and to drive unprecendented levels of change - it should be clear, open and examinable from every angle - especially if the IPCC reports can be shown to be "sexed up" post the initial scientists submissions.
I would have thought
It made more sense to keep the image there - maybe with a note as to what people are looking at and the phone number of the local plod.
Who knows - the next person looking on GE may actually have been in the area at the time and have their memory jogged.
Full transparency the only option.
If we are to have any faith in the process we must understand it warts and all. I'm sure there will be jackpots in there for the deniers and embarrassments for the warmists a plenty - this should mean very little in the long run - as long as the process is shown to be honest.
Re: Obama strikes again
Care to quote a source for this?
"More folks sit on their asses and take government tax money than work in this country"
Also are you Matt Bryants Red Neck Cousin-brother-dad?
Re: Capita confirmed that Pinder will "receive no payments for salary after his retirement"
And a golden goodbye.
I pity the next lot
He ends up as CEO of.
I suspect the only thing worse than finding out you are fired - is wandering into work and finding out you have been bought by Crapita. Some of the stories you hear from reputable sources about them would make your hair curl.
Re: And yet... @bob
And since when has the average teenager been able to afford apple products anyway?
Apple may have been an aspirational choice for them - but very often they end up with BB or low-mid android.
Help me here
so is it possible for two miners to be working on the same solution, and therefore the one who comes second has wasted their electricity and cpu cycles? Or is the potential keyspace so large that you're unlikely to trip over someone elses?
Re: Yes, but...
Oh dear the application of apathy again. You're effectively shilling for the NSA whether you realise it or not. Its exactly the same as the "we cant change anything - so why bother" arguement that gets trotted out.
Even if they are broken its still worth doing - every decrypt job they run will still consume bandwidth and cpu resources and we collectively have far more resources than even the NSA.
Its not a binary Y/N equation - its an incremental one - we should take every tiny step to make their job as hard as possible.
Re: I call bullshit
In fairness to Obama (if I must) wasnt this Order issued by Bush? If so I suspect all an incoming president gets is a spreadsheet listing each active executive order with a one line description.
Not saying he should not have done the due diligence but I can understand how it was overlooked. Especially if the summary deliberately obscures the content.
Re: It's really too late ...
@Gray - have a downvote for being a defeatist quisling.
Your attitude is exactly what they want us to think - and if enough people are like you it becomes a sef fufilling prophecy.
No argument based on apathy and defeatism should ever be listened too.
Re: "Instead of waiting for someone to create a product for you, you can create your own"
Your point is?I created one of those teethed musical blocks that you scrape a stick over in music lessons and a metal fireplace shovel - neither of which I now possess.
I welcome anything that allows kids to more creative - period. It's not about what you create - its about the opportunities to spark their imagination.
Re: Good time ahead !
Just how sad do you have to be to be a CPU fanboi? Whilst Im all for a resurgent AMD posting fud and wishful thinking isn't going to make it so.
I can't help feel that AMD is still focusing too much on matching Intels speeds and performance when the bulk of the market now needs performance per watt - something AMD are still massively lagging at.
Re: 125kw motor
And that's relatively low powered for a motorbike engine you could almost double that with a 600cc 4 pot
Family of Blood FTW
As the article says forget the MacGuffin - it shows the Doctor at his most human and most alien.
The ending is my all time favourite - cant find the orginal monologue text but as Wiki states
"Narrating this conclusion, the son realises that the Doctor was capable of defeating them from the start, but chose to hide instead out of mercy."
The fact that the Doctor would rather run and hide to protect himself and his adversaries from his full terrible power is a massive highlight for me.
As a general rule the best New Who stories have been those that show glimpses of what the 10th Doctor called the Timelord Victorious- a terrifying being capable of almost anything if not restrained by a conscience. Donna Noble alludes to the same thing in the Christmas special around the same period where she says he needs a companion to keep him human.
The language of the authors gives their bias away.
Unless the following is taken out of context it suggests the authors of the paper have forgotten the difference between correlation and causation themselves.
"Paradoxically, the recent decrease in warming, presented by global warming sceptics as proof that humankind cannot affect the climate system, is shown to have a direct human origin"
Since when have statistics on their own shown shown any direct linkage to anything? The only way to do that is in a controlled experiment where you can isolate the key variables then analyse stastistically how they change during the experiment, something that's impossible in the real world.
Colour me dubious - do their methods support their conclusions? Or do their conclusions stray wildly past what they can show stastically?
Re: I don't understand.
And this is relevant to the article because?
Re: Golden Rule
Spill the beans what was it?
I doubt many would agree with you definitions of either traitor or whistleblower but as long as you are happy in your own little world work away.
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