191 posts • joined Thursday 25th June 2009 11:29 GMT
Just like to say..
I've been so swayed by the hype I went out and bought a copy. Not the new one but the deluxe edition Sim City 4 from a charity shop for £2. Should keep me going for a few years yet till this new fangled all singing and dancing release turns up in the bargin bin.
Re: Google, Info Search or Intel Delivery Engine? .... Simple Virtual Machine or SMARTR Algorithm?
Have you considered de-caf?
Oh god I'm having flashbacks of Fat Freddy's sock fungus
Ghostery != Privacy
" We collect some basic data in server logs, like your web request, the data sent in response to that request, the Internet Protocol address, the browser type, the browser language...." Ghostery Terms of service
Ghostery BTW is not some kids bedroom project funded by goodwill it's owned by a company called Evidon inc.. and their about us page makes interesting reading...
I just don't see how my privacy is protected when a third party is monitoring all my internet traffic.
Cookies are like Pokemon
You gotta get 'em all! - Just saying 'Cookies' is frankly misleading to most of the public.
Re: All you need to know about Scientology....
Scuttlebut is that later that drunken night in the bar night Larry Niven bet that Hubbard could not start a religion and it went from there.
BTW .. I've read Battlefield Earth and found it to be a real joy when compared to his sprawling ten book epic "The Invaders Plan".
I'm going for the popcorn..
let me know if somebody cracks his email account.
Re: Watchdogs with teeth please
The sharks with lasers are a bit temperamental but there is a nice selection of robotic paintball guns.
Mumblings of an old fart
Just keep those responsible for Terrahawks abomination as far away as possible.
re: Blow don't suck.
Wether you suck or blow don't let the fan on the CPU or graphics card spin up in the airflow, the voltages produced can & often do fry some hardware. Personally I use a dust-buster and 1" soft paintbrush. Newbies of course go for the can of compressed air and bitterly regret launching the subsequent cloud of toxic cr#p.
Re: why not use a cat's brain in a vat?
Not as daft (or creepy) as it sounds, a few years back somebody had a teaspoon of rat neurons learning how to operate a basic flight simulator.
Give it ten years and the Greens will be clamoring for Fusion power as the only way to save the planet.
It's not fair..
A talented amateur who finds a hole like this would probably receive a one way ticket to gitmo!
Re: Not to be outdone
Confusing the Metropolitan Museum of Art site with the infamous "Met Art" web site is an easy mistake for those blinded by religious zeal.
Re: Rev 13:16-17 a bit closer?
I don't have any faith in literal translations of that source document but...
The way society is presently organised if you don't have money in the hand you certainly have it on the brain.
I still take the old MKIII Cobra out to do some asteroid mining when nobody's watching.
Mines the grimy one with the Con Am 27 logo
Much as I adore the early 2000AD stuff ..
The kudos of first secret agent with own in-body (electronic) computer goes to Colonel Steve Austin from the novel "Cyborg" circa 1972. If you cannot get an old copy then the "Cobra" trilogy by Timothy Zahn (1985-88) is an excellent Mil-Spec reboot of the concept.
Could we do something similar with today's technology? probably... The human brain is an adaptive and resilient organ with several volunteers already sporting basic implants into their audio & visual areas without serious side-effects. Micro-surgery has also come a long way with repairing peripheral nerve bundles so no great leap of faith or technology is required to augment the relatively slow chemical reflexes of the human nervous system with a layer of electronic communication.
but where are the results for blokes wearing heels?
Meanwhile at the other end of the spectrum
Internet Protocol over Xylophone Players (IPoXP)
End of line bargin bin (Mostly Harmless)
Talkie Toaster - Red Dwarf
TIM - from "The Tomorrow People" Thames TV circa 1970
BOX - from "Starcops" BBC TV 1987
Small Soldiers - MilSpec AI chips put into toys 1998
PS: @Peter R. 1
The 'Hogfather' was done as a movie a few years back and yes you do get to see HEX in action having a chat with Death.
Re: It's the Non-disclosure agreement that's the most worying
Yes disturbing indeed, whatever happened to Innocent until proven guilty?
Re: What could possibly go wrong?
What do you mean "possibly" ?, it's a government IT project.
Mines the one with the BuSab id in the pocket.
However you parse the arguement..
those employed to protect the networks demonstrated a level of incompetence far greater than McKinnon did trying to cover his tracks. If you want somebodies head on a chopping block start with the guards who were asleep at their post. Whilst crucifying an amateur investigator serves as an example to deter others but it does not fix the root of the americans problem.
Re: Why get mad at inanimate objects?
Am close to percussive instruction with the staff at a Mac authorised repair outfit in South Wales after they claimed the wife's Macbook that went in for a stuck power button (and would not turn OFF) was 'diagnosed' as a blown motherboard with a £500+ quote to restore her Appley goodness.
Save Yes, Restore No
Give it a once over with some T-cut and put in the flashing Christmas lights I say.
Something retro for the weekend...
Well one thing is for sure...
Us fleshy ones need more firepower come the ROTM
Re: We have all been there...
A 2 liter Coke bottle wrapped in tinfoil also works better than most expect.
Got to be worth a photo competition
The kudos of aging kit finding a home in a museum or a free skip/dumpster for those in dire need..
Not to mention the pure viewing pleasure of mocking some poor fool who has a box of centronics printer leads
Oh wait that's me..
never mind the science..
does the dude wear tinfoil?
Re: Are you anti-European and anti SI?
For future reference come the revolution when the geek shall inherit the Earth does anybody have the names of those responsible for that typographical disaster waiting to happen.
At this rate..
Humming a tune is going to be considered piracy
Re: Reg Standard Units
I propose the MGK (Machine Gun Kelly), the volume of space theoretically occupied by the ego of minor celebrity should be sufficient when describing objects of this size.
Where are the grammar nazis when the're needed?
The use of colourful often vulgar language to convey an imperative or gravitas to statement is not exactly a new concept, who can forget the Duke of Edinburgh's classic “Fuck off or I’ll have you shot.” during his 1976 Hong Kong tour.
IMHO this offering is not swearing but merely the deranged rambling of somebody in dire need of professional help. Good artists use such terms sparingly as spice for the content not as a substitute for content.
Re: Low Down Cookies
The full horror of how far down the rabbit hole goes ...
- Standard HTTP Cookies
- Local Shared Objects (Flash Cookies)
- Silverlight Isolated Storage
- Storing cookies in RGB values of auto-generated, force-cached
PNGs using HTML5 Canvas tag to read pixels (cookies) back out
- Storing cookies in Web History (Browser History sniffing hack -> Now plugged in most new browser versions )
- Storing cookies in HTTP ETags
- window.name caching
- Internet Explorer userData storage
- HTML5 Session Storage
- HTML5 Local Storage
- HTML5 Global Storage
- HTML5 Database Storage via SQLite
HTTP Authentication and Java also have possibilities according to some.
Then you have 'Cloudflare', used by many sites as free caching/ bandwidth boost that's basically Phorm in reverse so instead of the ISP doing the traffic slurping it's grafted onto the sites themselves. Not forgetting the iframes from Social Networking sites.
Not exactly new
Seem to recall they were toying with this idea in Sweden twenty years ago using salt caverns to store air under pressure during off peak hours. However the portable aspect does have some small merit.
Mines the one with a can of Perri-air in the pocket
Nom and thrice Nom
The ultimate bacon sarnie is achieved when either ...
a: somebody else makes it the way you like
b: the wife does not go all CSI on you with grease & ketchup splatter analysis
c: the dogs don't want half
Everything else is just wishful thinking
Out of curiosity...
When installing a linux distro does that process actually overwrite all the old data that existed on the disk ?
Thankyou all for coming..
before you go give us a hand to pick them up!
I think he's onto something, a laptop, notebook or tablet style device with a screen that's easily readable under full daylight conditions and uses very little electrical power. Imagine battery life measured in months not hours.
Re: want my death ray!
Get yourself over to Brotron Labs