Re: Not just meat
I have known 2 cats who steal cheese if given half a chance.
Do they use it in the mouse traps?
2703 posts • joined 21 Jul 2009
I have known 2 cats who steal cheese if given half a chance.
Do they use it in the mouse traps?
Ahh, economy sausages - for when its hard to make both ends meat.
Le Charteur des Snoopeurs would allow spies to use International Mobile Subscriber Identity catchers to hoover up telephone data, and access emails and online communications of anyone suspected of being linked to terrorism without a court order.
Hah, so I just need to get some court ordered terrorism, and they won't be able to do JACK to me.
The article didn't mention that as freelance consultants we don't get sick pay either.
Freelance consultants work for their own companies, so if you are unhappy with the amount of sick pay that you have negotiated with yourself, take your self aside for a quiet drink and talk it through until both you and yourself are content with the perks and remuneration that you get for working for yourself.
A "nonce" in cryptology is an arbitrary number made up and used once in a particular communication.
I would hope that there are nonces at all levels of government by now, they surely have 2FA...
I'm an HSBC customer, on the morning that Apple Pay launched in the UK they emailed all of us to tell us that Apple Pay was was here...
Coming later in July. A new way to pay with an HSBC debit or credit card using Apple Pay.
Enjoy the benefits of an HSBC debit or credit card using Apple Pay.
Apple Pay will change how you pay with breakthrough contactless payment technology and unique security features built into iPhone 6, Apple Watch, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3. So you can pay in an easy, secure and private way.
Thank you for your continued loyalty to HSBC.
I guess this was "getting out in front of an issue", by telling everyone you have an issue and waiting for it all to hit the fan
Apple Music arrives on Android in the Fall, as announced at WWDC.
Thanks for sharing.
China has a number of ambitions train projects in the pipeline, including a 270mph maglev from Shanghai airport to the city
Not in the pipeline, it exists and has done for many years. It doesn't get right in to the city, its terminal is about a 15 minute tube ride from Huangpu, but it is super cool. There's a big digital speedometer in the middle of each carriage that ticks up to (when I rode it) 420 km/h. It doesn't even seem like you are going that fast until you look out of the window and see the city just flying by, at which point I started to get a bit freaked out on the banking turns...
If I go back I think I would get a day pass ticket, because just riding it to the airport is too brief - as soon as I got there I wanted to ride it back to the city and then back again, but my plane was waiting :(
I think this is the same as "slider" burgers. It looks incomprehensible, surely they'd be more in to half pounders, but no, they just eat 24 tiny slider burgers.
Selling malware to governments == good, selling malware to individuals == FBI's Most Wanted
Ban encryption now!
If, for example, BT we're going to provide the "voice" service to a new customer using a fibre connection at the same price instead of a copper connection, would we still be insisting on them laying copper too?
No, and we don't. Where BT supply FTTH, they do not and will not supply a copper POTS phone line to your house. Your only option is to have a "Fibre Home Phone", which is backed by a battery in your premises.
They already do this, and consider this fulfilling USO.
I don't understand this at all. BT will never provide my flat with a POTS connection*, because it has FTTH. The only phone connection that BT will ever provide me with is a "BT Fibre Phone", which has a battery back up.. so if the fibre is down, or the battery gives up the ghost, no phone line.
* Not that I want one. Mobile is fine for me, and BT FTTH isn't as good or cheap as the other FTTH plumbed in to my flat.
Or just go back to our Victorian era sensibilities, where you could get an ounce of morphine from your local chemist if you so desired, and dispense with our outdated 20th century fascination with American influenced puritanical views that someone else knows best what you should and should not be putting in to your bodies.
The snappiness is down to limiting headlines to 68 characters
IC powered cars only ever get worse as they age.
It's not like batteries and bearings don't degrade.
I'm amazed no-one at any point in the setup of this Global Identity Foundation said "Hey guys, wait a minute, our acronym is going to be confusingly similar to something most tech people already use". They have so many choices of words, but they came up with "GIF". They could have gone French, and been "Fondation Mondiale Identité" (or basically the same in Spanish), but noooo.
PS: I know I'm totally missing the point, but with GIFs I can get a little animated... boom boom
Adrian: Once again we've got our friend from military intelligence. Can you tell us what you've found out about the enemy since you've been here?
Adrian as Gomer: We found out that we can't find them. They're out there, and we're having a major difficulty in finding the enemy.
Adrian: Well, what do you use to look for them?
Adrian as Gomer: Well, we ask people, 'Are you the enemy? And whoever says yes, we shoot them. [Pause] It's very difficult to find a Vietnamese man named Charlie. They're all named Nyugen or Doh or things like that. It's very difficult for me.
Pre SP1, XP was anything but good. I'd say fuckawful, actually. No security by default, firewall turned off, IE6 doing its awful, awful thing
People have such short memories, when IE 6 first came out, it was fucking amazing - when compared to all the different vagaries of IE 5, 5.01, 5.1, 5.2 and 5.5. I swear to god, each one of them required a different hack to get right. Firefox (or as we called it back then, Phoenix), didn't really exist yet apart from a beta that no-one other than us geeks used, and we still had to support Netscape 4.
Early XP was 2k with some extra candy, which was nice as 2k was NT 4 with USB and some candy.
People still used 98 and ME for gods sake. Some perspective before denigrating XP!
Makes perfect sense to me, he's saying it's fine to run around with a gun, as long as it is concealed.
Wait, that's not right.
I have no opinion on the gent, or the blogs he funds, but he was only convicted of circumventing ridiculous online gambling laws. These seem to exist only to ensure that online gambling "takes place" in places where the politicos
get kickbacks can tax it properly.
It's not lack of trust, its that operating systems (in general) used to be cack, and so we all waited anxiously for the next one that might not be cack. Since W7, there is little to no need to upgrade for any reason other than planned obsolescence by the OS manufacturer, eg artificially limiting what features of D3D are available for a given OS.
Ah, memories of my first car, a Ford Fiesta with a dodgy alternator. Never stopped it with my feet, but it often needed its initial power with my feet..
Darwin wrote 'A Book', too
But we don't revere his scripture, or think that it contains all the answers we will ever need.
"Free" in FOSS does not mean "zero money cost". It means "free of encumberances". Meaning, you *must* publish the source code when distributing binaries.
Free of encumbrances, apart from the one you mention in the next sentence?
BSD is FOSS, and doesn't have that encumbrance, and is used for the greatest and most widely shared software developments of the past 40 years. The internet wouldn't exist without BSD.
The main thing I dislike about Stallman and his devotees is that they think that only GPL is FOSS, and that any other license is a mistake. Being more free and reusable is a bad thing in their eyes.
How on earth can you follow it on an app?
I don't buy the app any more, partly because the app being shit is not a new thing, but mainly because F1 is less interesting (you didn't know who was going to win or why), and the reasons are simple - the app gives you data which you can follow to see what is going to happen. Watching on TV just lets you know what the excitable gents in the commentary box think from the TV footage that the event producer thinks is worth showing on TV at the time.
It doesn't tell you where the other cars are, it doesn't tell you what sector times the guy in 14th who has just put on the soft tyres has, or allow you to infer what would happen if the guy in 2nd did that right now. If you're a fan of a team other than the ones currently on top, you can track what they are doing, how their sector times compare to their best, when they should be coming in to pit, what tyre they should put on, will they be switching to a different strategy...
The app can be used to follow a race, if you can't watch it in any way, but mainly it is a way to better enjoy the experience of watching the race by giving you more data. When I did have the app, I never used it if I wasn't also watching the race.
Yes but in other news: MSpy admits hacking and data theft
Ahh, BBC. Hacking is downloading a file using wgetin putty. Would it still be hacking if they showed the same thing in chrome?
Must have got Rory to advise on the story.
AC is 100% right, EFF are only representing their interests, which are free and open access to information.
Yep, this is why you never see adverts for Coca-Cola and Marlboro in poor countries. Oh wait...
Stupid question here but why aren't 'the rivals' investing in dark fibre networks of their own...
My guess is because BT is able to deploy dark fibre much cheaper thanks to all the ducting...
Dark fibre == fibre you have installed that is not lit with communications. If you install fibre and are using it, its just called fibre.
BT installed masses of fibre throughout their network that is not lit up, because installing a bundle of fibre cores is similar in cost to deploying a single fibre, and only lit up what they needed, eg 8 cores out of 48.
This is to mandate them to allow other communication providers to light up the cores that BT are not using at a rate that is considered "fair", rather than forcing those providers to buy IP services from BT at whatever rate BT think they can get away with.
customer retention increases x% if staff use the customers names. In America. I can't speak for America (probably very similar, Americans aren't stupid) but in Europe it feels invasive, creepy and insincere.
I don't drink the black stuff, but I do buy a sandwich each day. I couldn't give a fuck if the people serving me remember my name (and I'm certainly not telling them), but I do like it when they remember enough that I like the mayonnaise on the bottom slice, then the chicken, bit of bacon on top and then the salad without me having to tell them every day.
I'd probably start going to a different store if they started asking my name...
Precisely why I flat refuse to buy any game that is "free" and then demands micro payments for even incremental progress.
I still haven't really forgiven Valve for TF2 - it was a great game, but it required skill. People don't like acquiring skill, so they "re-balanced" the game, and made upgrade items that basically meant you couldn't compete with someone who has the super duper set of items when you just have the stock items.
Seems you can be on that site if you were ever an MP, as "Louise Bagshawe" stopped being an MP many years ago.
Au contraire. In 1997, to the dismay of many of his Labour colleagues, Gordon Brown stuck to the Conservative spending plans for the next 2 years.
Government spending, sure. Have you never heard of PFI, whose purpose it is to take public spending off-book, so you can say "Hey, we're not spending much", all the while pushing the problems, oooh, 18 years down the line?
These bankrupt hospitals, they all had large injections of PFI cash post 97, and we're still paying for it.
as people went to vote they remembered Tony Blair, and Gordon Brown thought ah that David Miliband
Well done for paying attention to who was in the red corner...
I have gigabit, I have trouble saturating for more than a few seconds at a time, but saturating it is not the point - I can stream content at decent bitrates from home to my mobile devices (well, when Three play ball), I can play video games without worrying about any latency issues at all (1ms ping ftw), and cancelled my "hobby" colo box and replaced it with a small box in a cupboard.
I have lower latency to $JOBs colo than I do when I am actually at $JOB. I can video conference with 8+ people in HD without having the annoying dropouts that others do, and all of this means that I can spend more time working from home, since I only have to go in to $JOB when I have face-to-face meetings.
BT actually wired and lit my flat for FTTP, but their FTTP offerings are lame lame lame - artificially asynchronous and limited to 300Mb/30Mb, when what comes in to the Openreach box is 1.2Gbps. Plus, it is (was?) £15 more a month.
£28k is attractive? Please don't move to London.
I find this fascinating. What if someone (a member of the public) gained entrance and forcibly removed him?
We found the same thing very non-amusing when it happened 4 years ago in Iran.
Wikipedia != Wikileaks
They are both run by obsequious middle aged men, just different ones.
I was going to moan about how slow 40ms is for that distance, then I checked the distance - I forget how big Australia actually is.
Light travels go at the speed of light (funny that), but bounces all round the fibre instead of going straight, roughly add 50% to the distance to account for that, giving a total travel time of approximately 20ms.
The distance is probably longer than I've calculated, fibre doesn't travel as the crow flies, but its in the ballpark. For comparison, London to NY is routinely about 60ms and is about 40% further (5500 km vs 3900 km).
Most people's definition of theft is...
irrelevant - the only definition worth considering is that in law, and that says:
A person is guilty of theft if he dishonestly appropriates property belonging to another with the intention of permanently depriving the other of it; and “thief” and “steal” shall be construed accordingly.
One of the conditions of the GPL, as you doubtless well know, is that you are enjoined to publish your own modifications to that code freely for the benefit of others.
Fallacy. You are only required to share your modifications if you distribute the modified version. If the "you" is a commercial entity, and you only use the modified software in-house, then there is no requirement to share your modifications with anyone.
Before PulseAudio nothing worked.
PulseAudio works as well as every other userspace sound daemon ever, and has just as many pitfalls. Look up ESD, or artsd, same shit, different name. The trick with PA is that it got included in to GNOME as a default requirement (if you pay attention, you might spot Leonard's MO), and we all got to find and fix its shortcomings.
Part of the problem is that Linux developers love to reinvent things rather than improve them. On all UNIX, we had OSS, the Open Sound System, worked on Linux, BSD, many UNIX, but it didn't have channel mixing. Linux went through OSS, the aforementioned sound daemons, ALSA (including dmix) and finally PA. On BSD we just added virtual channels and mixing to OSS.
PS: I presume the "nothing worked" refers to mixing multiple
As I understand it, you get a bloody great rock into a cyclic path back an forth between Earth and Mars
So that's what happened to the dinosaurs...
The tool is part of a series of open source security offerings Netflix has gifted the community.
Last year it released three tools Scumblr, Sketchy, and Workflowable under the Dirty Laundry project.
Plus they use FreeBSD and nginx for their storage nodes, and heavily contribute back to the community.
On IRC 10 years ago it meant "I am an evil genius and my plan to take over the world is about to bear fruit."
qv USA 19th Century?
They don't like it up em.