Should the title have been
Windows as a *chargeable* service?
216 posts • joined 1 Jul 2009
Windows as a *chargeable* service?
First steps towards getting RFID into all our currency to stop the VAT-dodging cash-only deals?
What branch was that? I'm lucky if I get noticed by a member of staff within 15 minutes. Everybody seems to be on a mission from one part of the shop to another.
Mi parolas Esperanton kiel naciano, sed mi ne komprenas vin sur lingvo sen militaro.
It was before 1993 - hence my comment about restoring the pre-1993 version in my previous post.
Can we have 192 back? No problems with this 118 XXX crap then. As I put it at the time:
192 we must now all ignore.
118 comes to mind - then no more.
Each time I see the ad
(and it's driving me mad)
The rest of it's different, I'm sure.
Indeed, can we go one step further and restore 192 as it was pre-1993? No problems with payment, billing, T&C's and any other such crap then.
Is this their Final Solution to the problem?
Rotate the image about 80° clockwyse, and the outline bears a distinct resemblance to the self-portrait of another Alma. Check out http://www.amazon.co.uk/THE-MUSIC-OF-ALMA-DEUTSCHER/dp/B00E3WZZVK
Not necessarily. Erik the Red got the all-time creative marketing award for the name Greenland
(a) know that a particular person has opted in for porn?
(b) define what is porn and what isn't?
I am a naturist, and naturists as a group are worried about censorship, in case our perfectly normal, natural and healthy way of life, to which several websites are devoted, will be swept up into some all-embracing "porn" classification on the basis of frequent references on the same page to "kids" and "nudity".
To get UTC you need to specifry the frequency of the atomic oscillators in Hertz. If you specify the frequency in cycles per second you get the now-obsolete GMT.
the KNode drag/drop bug?
and Mars will once more look very much as it does today, the oceans frozen, the atmosphere nearly all lost to space. The only difference will be one more ginormous crater and the remains of some abandoned colonies.
The current uncertainty bounds straddle the bang/whimper boundary.
Explains why Cardiff Bus use the number 29B for their one and only variant of the 29 route.
I'd rather be both - as indeed I am.
Let's have a guess at 11.
Whenever 2^n - 1 is prime, the larger number (4^n - 2^n) / 2 is perfect, which means that its factors add up to the number itself. n=2 gives 6 = 1+2+3, n=3 gives 28 = 1+2+4+7+14, etc.
This new Mersenne prime gives a new perfect, which will have approx twice as many digits as the prime itself.
Nice try, no cigar. 2^13 - 1 = 8191, 2^8191 - 1 is not prime.
I wondered about that as a kid, finding that 2^3 - 1 = 7, 2^7 - 1 is 127, 2^127 - 1 is a 35-digit prime.
2^(2^127-1)-1 has, as far as I know, not been tested.
Is our new rating a step up or down from "Mostly Harmless"
Was the box delivered by UPS?
There we are - fukushinium.
The day will surely come when the extra control bit (that I'm certain is there) in the HD signal gets put to use. It's the "mute disable" bit.
why the observed FTL neutrinos were ascribed to a timing bug or other mundane cause. THEY wanted this discovery for themselves, THEY couldn't hush it up any longer so THEY played it down.
if the KNode (newsgroup reader) drag/drop bug has finally been fixed? I've been unable to upgrade beyond V11.1 because of this critical (to me) flaw.
For once we have correct usage of the verb "loose" with its original meaning, not as an (incorrect) synonym for "lose". Full marks for El Reg's headline writer!
> include the exploit script in the body of messages, pose as communiques in Dutch
Java is double Dutch to me so I can see there wouldn't be that much difference.
Dasu shelara vedum sematus viod em ugur'udate si. Uma seda lit soel em sofa, mo danome ____________ dos mu gom gumat si. Udil sea tolasha soel sha shalus abem valumat em davada sha dos vam.
Thus opens a favourite novel, at least it does when translated into my childhood fantasy language Hallon. There is a website explaining about the language, the spooks will have access to some more vocabulary from emails I have exchanged with friends, and so would be able to make a fragmentary translation, enough to identify the text and so identify the English word corresponding to the missing word in the text, which is required to be filled in as the password.
Therein lies the problem. For the word in question has never been written down or emailed.to anybody so there is nothing to guide the spooks - or the hackers - to what the translation may be.
The mistake would not have been noticed, and the terst loader would continue to make willy-nilly trades until its lucky streak ran out. Sooner or later a $>10^9 loss would have occurred, so they would still be in the same pile of poo but perhaps landing in it a day or two later.
I need a strong 12648430 after that.
There's equally **ckall on Rockall, but that doesn't stop the UK, RoI, Iceland and the Faeroe being in dispute over the place.
Suppose the price of coffee in Brazil or whatever had moved the other way and this budding e-billionaire had made a £50K PROFIT in a couple of clicks. What would we be thining then? Would they be so anxious to find a loophole then? Certainly the taxman would be interested in him.
"In order to give the mosaic a rectangular aspect, some small parts of the edges of the mosaic and sky were filled in with parts of an image acquired earlier as part of a 360-degree panorama from the same location."
It's a fake. We never went to Mars at all. That pic was taken in the Mojave Desert somewhere.
let's call our own autonomous regional capitals Caerdydd, Dùn Èideann and Béal Feirste here in the UK.
As for the original question of the Persian Gulf, let's be totally neutral and call it the Euphrates Estuary.
Hear hear! And that was before we had calculators to take the drudgery out of arithmetic. I survived. We got calculators now, so if we must deal with foreigners using Napoleon's foreign units, it is easy enough to convert.
In my student days the thickness of the specimens I was using in my postgrad experiments was given as 250 microns in my thesis, although my supervisor had specified a thickness of 10 thou. In fact the techies in the workshop ground them down to 1/4 mm thick. They still worked.
Exercise for the reader: how to convert from the continental fuel *consumption* figure in the spec of a car, usually quoted in litres per 100km, to our fuel *economy* figure expressed in miles per gallon? For a start, these measurements are in inverse proportion.
The speed of light is close to 1,000,000,000 feet per second. Isn't that alone sufficient justification for retaining our system of units, particularly for the study of relativity?
No it was Elvis.
give or take a few quid.
Obvious innit. There's something they ain't telling us. Rather than redact such a hostoric document they're keeping it under wraps.
Here's another brilliant idea that Ofcom might like to play with. That time spent on hold, in a company's queueing and holding system, or being passed from department to department, is charged to the *company* not to the caller. Naturally this too will apply to landlines and mobiles alike.
I see this great wodge of iron, magnesium, sulphur, silicon and oxygen, condensing back upon itself to form a sphere approx 8000 miles diameter, with enough long-lived radioactives (U238, Th232, K40) in its core to keep it hot for a few gigayears afterwards - apart from a solid crust partially covered with liquid hydrogen oxide.
In fact, could such a body support life?
Stephen Hawking on another value note?
Enigma was a cipher not a code btw.
Probably a close pass of one of Earth's poles in the dim and distant past (or maybe last year). The Ulysses spacecraft did similar by design some years ago - it started off by bouncing around the inner planets, then they sent it out to Jupiter with instructions to do a close flyby of the north pole, which sent it out on a perpendicular - and highly elliptical - orbit back towards the Sun's south pole, the actual objective.
That one also began with fireballs. Watch out for sea-tanks in Phase Two, followed by ...
nearly all words ending -ard are (or were once) derogatory tags , I would therefore like (and have voted for) the suffix to be dropped in favour of the more neutral -er.
 Including niggard which has nothing to do with people of dark-skinned breeds.
> How does everyone else with a birthday that doesn't fit those parameters decide what to
> put in their pin?
My birthday (247XX) does not fit the pattern unless (as suggested upthread) longer PINs were permitted. I use a favourite number, one which has entered my life in quite a few contexts already, so why not add one more context? Naturally it's unrelated to my date of birth or any other "obvious" numerical parameter.
And my list of favourite numbers includes one that is 11 digits long so enhanced PIN's wouldn't be a problem
the sort of dead-letter drop you read of in spy fiction. I trust that the "thief" did leave the council employee with the (rest of the) agreed sum in used £20 notes.
Or is that too outlandish an explanation?
... broadband prices on the down.
> We'll also be lowering the price of your broadband package in April to match the price of our 50Mb Broadband XXL packages.
And other packages in proportion? No chance. Vermin Media's policy (iunherited from NTL) of screwing their bottom-rate customers with the biggest price increases (or the absence of drops, or in one case with NTL, an increase when the top rate dropped), still applies.
nimble new prices.