52 posts • joined 7 Aug 2009
Re: "electricity meters that talk to the grid to get you the best deals"
Actually the one currently on offer from British Gas seemingly requires you to take an expensive tariff, if you want the kit for free. http://www.theguardian.com/money/2014/mar/08/british-gas-free-heating
We don't normally have laws like that, in the UK. For example there is no law that says you _can_ keep a poodle, but there are laws that say you _can't_ keep various types of pit bull.
Collecting pictures of naked adults is not illegal (excepting what might be covered by extreme porn laws). Pictures of naked kids, that are not your own, is more likely illegal - dunno for sure, but you'd need to look at the full statute to see if there are exemptions for the security services. Intercepting communications is illegal, but there is definitely an exemption for the security services.
Yeah, the problem is not that they're breaking the law - they're probably not. The problem is the law that says they're allowed to do this.
Choice of name
To me MFI is/was the manufacturer of cheap 'put it together yourself' furniture.The furniture was pretty crap and didn't last long.
Very long term
While there are implications for the software used to create documents today, the more important thing for a government is being able to read them in the long term.
In the UK we have various rules (30. 50 & 100 years) after which documents might be made public. This implies that whatever the format, we need to be able to still read them 100 years from now. There is no reason to suppose that Microsoft (or any other company for that matter) will be around then, so using a proprietary format as a standard must surely be an unacceptable risk.
Re: I grudgingly pay my 3£/5Eu a day
I seem to remember a case where people were being charged international rates for calls that terminated in London. The numbers were international format (i.e 0031 or whatever), and it didn't make any cost difference to the telco where the number was physically located. Similar to 0898 numbers i suppose, they don't actually cost any more to provision, they just cost more to call.
For values of 'nearly' that include not very.
Re: [B]asic maths and literacy...
Amazing. The recent paper reminds you to show all your working for what amounts to simple mental arithmatic.The title should be very basic maths.
for a Lesbian online magazine
only for wikipedia?
I just did your search for Paris and got the boxes you mention. Can't say I ever noticed them before, but I see the 'problem'.
I tried something more typical for me, searched for java strtok. The first link is StackOverflow, but there are no extra boxes - Knowledge Graph? If I want the syntax and examples for strtok then I need to click a link.
It looks like Knowledge graph doesn't cover everything then?
Are you a toddler then?
Obviously, he spelled empirical incorrectly.
Re: So, Why did he go to an arts quango to fund his pre-iPhone multitouch?
The article does point out that the S and T in NESTA stood for Science and Technology. It wasn't supposed to be an arts quango.
"The fact that this individual tried to distance himself from the unlawful activities of his company shows the kind of individuals we’re dealing with here."
Well I suppose it means he's not a complete idiot.
Re: Am I the only one...
condense an entire departments operations into a rhombus of a particularly unsavoury orange colour
I find they are often drawn as a cloud shape. I like to imagine them labelled with 'magic happens here'.
Re: I have a problem
It reminds me of the 80's when members of Sinn Féin were not allowed to be heard speaking on television.
'Denying terrorists the oxygen of publicity', it was called.
Re: Oh pleasepleasepleasepleaseplease!
Not very patient trolls....
Re: Bert1 Unintended imagery?
A criminal record simply doesn't matter if you never intend to work.
As we recently learned (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/10/23/hacker_wanted_uk_cyber_reserve_squad/) a criminal record for hacking is no bar to employment in the UK security services.
Windows Home rdp
Not sure you get remote desktop with the 'Home' products. It's there in Windows 7 Professional.
grow their own tomatoes
or plants that vaguely resemble tomatoes. No legal spliffs in the future then.
I thought this name was already taken by Lotus (IBM)? Why anyone would deliberately risk their product being confused with that 'Notes' is beyond me.
Great boozer, but I hope you're not expecting too many to turn up. It doesn't have great storage capacity..
Re: Surely that should be 'a brand you [quote]like[unquote]'
my local chippie just wants cash...
Re: Just maybe he'll be able to educate them
"What about sites that children actually want to use? But become the targets of 'grooming'. If youre there to protect children are you going to start listing popular kids sites as adult when they are found to have adults grooming children on them?"
I suppose blocking facebook would be one positive outcome.
That was twenty years ago, and my mum still hasn't forgiven me for some of the issue that I had.
She blames you for her grandchildren? Fair enough.
Re: My second job
"Inevitably there was one function that I could remember"
couldn't not could.
In my experience the original was about right, if you remove the word inevitably.
Re: Windows FULLSTOP is not ready for the INTERNET
First virus i ever encountered was for Macs. The first worm I know of affected Unix boxes and took out a reasonable chunk of the `internet. Robert Morris built it IIRC.
Should be encouraged, not punished
Shows curiosity and initiative. Noone got hurt, what's the problem? Where do they think scientists of the future are going to come from?
With batter life > 7 Hours.
This is a comparison to the screen damaging iPad-bashing mentioned in the main review?
Re: Spamhous must really be hurting those parasites
I just need a way of redirecting only those that must go through my ISP.
Functionality built into sendmail. I do the same thing, and I have a half-dozen domains that I regularly send to that go through my isp, the rest gets sent direct.
Anyone want one?
I trust the GPS position in the video was faked, or you'll have a queue round the block....
Great effort by the way, I didn't know Tamiya were still in business, I remember making their kits well over 30 years ago.
Re: this is so not fair
"That was just a coincidence. When I signed up, Facebook recommended I also connect to your mother. Your mother is very popular."
was posted AC and was the funniest thing I've seen so far today.
Isn't calling people bumpkins a bit like calling them plebs?
Re: CIO: needed, if good?
That effect at the end of your post is really cool. Quite frankly I was getting bored of the discussion, and to see the text fading out into nothingness nicely paralleled my interest level.
It seems to me that this http://www.reghardware.com/2012/02/06/review_samsung_series_7_chonos/page2.html reviewed a couple of weeks ago, is a better buy. I do appreciate that the market isn't exactly the same, but it's a lot cheaper.
It's also perfectly possible to use, at least some of these products, to load test an application that isn't hosted in the cloud, for example your average web site. Using a cloud-based load tester can be much cheaper than the traditional options. Site Confidence is one I'm aware of.
teasered the toadler.
Yes, i know what you meant but I like this.
Revolver is free. That's about right.
I got offered Lindsay Lohan cries in court - gets 90 days.
One of a few today.
In the spirit of the website
Either beta or baps.
re slight problem
In Egypt cats were considered to be gods, or closely related anyway,.
on the lamb
appears on the second page above the picture of the barbeque
Soon to be out of date
With HTML5 local and session storage?
start the engine with your phone →
Grand theft auto, for real?
The Right Stuff
Only one small hole in the wing, European construction at it's best. You guys could teach NASA a thing or two.
15,000 cards for ~£300,000,000 works out around £20,000 each.
Mr & Mrs Knapp
Have made their garden available in the absence of any nearer toilet? How very community minded of them.
Virgin + BT
I wonder if I'll pay £1.00 + VAT? 50p for my Virgin cable plus 50p for my BT phone line. Since the tax is applied to the supplier, BT will tax me for my phone and Virgin will tax me as if I'm using skype or VOIP.
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