619 posts • joined Tuesday 22nd September 2009 11:52 GMT
Bundle deliveries together and use the Amazon B52 delivery system - can target urban areas with the new 'package-let' technology.
High speed and precision deliveries by 'Ama-cruise' - only useful for high-g tolerance packages
Or the 'Blimp-Fling' (tm) which will catapult your package from our cruising blimp and be guided in by laser targeting - please remember to not look up at our blimp
Amazona - a re-commisioned USA WW2 battleship will deliver your package as long as it is not larger than 16" in diameter, and the delivery address is within 20 miles of the coast.
CAD has it covered
:-), now where's that joke icon....
Re: I can't find* the report a spelling mistake button so...
> Ducklin's post reflecting on tyher Morris Worm event
*Actually I can see it when I do a post, but my browser asks to set up my browsers email client, and I can't be bothered.
Re: Faggots? Yuck!
>Your IQ needs recharging
Hmm, reminds me of:
' Prime Minister of New Zealand Robert Muldoon was asked about the increasing exodus of New Zealanders leaving the country to work in Australia. His comment was that by doing so, they were raising the average IQ of both countries.'
Cop says "So for this gentleman to be as lucky as he is, it's a good day for us."
I would say a jolly good day for the clerk as well, the police save some paperwork and he gets to live.
No easy answers
Well the only 'easy answer' I can think of is:
We do not spy or collect information in a general manner on anyone.
We will use RIPA and other laws/ techniques to investigate any reported suspicious behaviour'
Please tell us if you see anything suspicious.
The hearts and minds approach to getting a population on your side is to ensure that the general population see that it's in their own interests to help.
Without the willingness of the people to help it's only a matter of time before there is anarchy/ revolution/ civil war.
Give people back the sense of the country actually being theirs and they need to help look after it.
(wishful thinking I know, but hey - Friday!)
Re: "netflix4k stealer"
Interesting - combine streams from a variety of sources, taking alternating frames from each source (hmm a BitTorrent/ BOINC cross-over?) and make a copy (sorry, create an idependant work) of the original.
Some effort, but would there be enough information in a single frame to identify the source? if so then would combing each frame from various sources sort that issue out?
I'm sure people much more cleverer than wot I am will find other ways around this - though as mentioned is it really worth the effort? just stick Fawlty Towers or Red Dwarf on.
US Gov shutdown
Hmm I wonder if todays US Gov shutdown (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24302508) will affect the NSA at all?
I assume that the NSA will declare themselves indispensible.
I can't find the 'submit spelling corrections' button but:
'so that analysts can pore over it' the 'pore' should be 'pour' since a pore is in your skin, not under it where the NSA want to be.
So does that mean
I'll be able to pick up a Z10 in a fire-sale?
Just the thing to go with a playbook.
It's a shame
Well yes... I guess
I convert mine to FLAC first and then MP3 when required, since I don't necessarily want to listen to every CD I own, but on the commute I would like to have a good selection, and MP3 is fine for that.
At home I can 'party mode' my FLACs, or MP3s come to that, or choose to spend 5 mins trying to find that one CD I really want to listen to (or 20 seconds to find it in my collection).
Having just moved at least my CD collection is back into order on my bookshelves - which I prefer to use rather than a CD a rack because it's a lot less hassle to insert a new CD if I should ever buy one.
Michael Laine and Liftport
I am surprised that Liftport (http://liftport.com/IPS/page/index.html) are not mentioned - Ok they don't have rockets but if they are successful then their legacy is likely to be more far-reaching.
Won't somebody think of the children!
What sort of world are they going to inherit? one where free speech is seen as 'the enemy'?
Ok, so some people use TOR for bad things, but cars aren't banned because some drivers have accidents, (or even 'deliberates'), it's the people that are 'bad', not the technology.
And those cursed muesliamists - eating their muesli with no regard to TLotF security (Amerika - f@~k yeh!) and you know muesli has Brazil nuts in? that's what I'm talking about.
Re: Hah something Science can't explain
>It must have been put there by some unknowable and strange force possibly an invisible pink unicorn,
>try and explain this one scientists!
What you see is above is off-the-scale levels of sarcasm I suspect.
Nice one - love the mug of tea (I presume).
Re: Why bother
Try FLAC - much higher quality than MP3 and said to be the equivalent of CD. Obviously file size is higher, but a large harddrive is the cure for that.
I use FLAC at home and convert to MP3 for my tablet which I use for commuting.
Let anyone onto a forum, but if more than n number of current forum members mark a users post as spam their account is locked and their posts deleted.
Send an SMS message? gets to be expensive but if there is a service where the reciever pays rather than the sender then any spammer will end up broke.
Forums have a voting system for other forum users to score a user - any unworthy poster gets blocked.
err - magic?
Re: Haha ha ha
Ha, yes I did mean education - hoist by my own petard :-)
Haha ha ha
I'm probably going to hell for this but...
How can they take themselves seriously?
What does it take for the poor deluded souls to admit that all religion is nothing more than a means for some people to control others?
There should be an inverse relationship between religion and science - and by now the religion side of the scale should be at zero - what went wrong*?
* I'm guessing the word eduction will be in the answer
And this from the land of suing? I would imagine that once the dust has settled there should be a lot to claim back for.
Ridiculous - what's next using comic sans is seen as slanderous or the sign of a socio-path?
Do TNMOC sell Raspberry Pi's? if not then they might consider having a few (and accessories) for sale since once a child has tried their hand at programming it would be a good way to get started.
Aside from that I also recommend visiting the BP site - there is just so much, and if you read the notices and ask questions you'll uncover the story of the 21st century.
And to think that all this could have been lost.
Phew - looks like the cat is alive.
Re: How some deal with devices
>No clue why but stuff like this always interests me.
GCHQ et al have been in the security business a long time - they have seen so many tricks and tried so many tactics that it's interesting to see what has survived as a simple, understandable ad effective system to ensure as secure an environment as reasonably possible.
Having people grow up in a family/ dynasty that takes secrecy as the normal way of doing things is part of the picture, but it's all the physical, technical, psychological and behavioural layers that reinforce each other.
I guess it's the engineers view of a well-designed system that gets the attention - it is that for me anyway.
The law is the law - exactly as it is written, not any more and not any less.
The problem is that laws are written by a variety of people, changed over time and have various other laws superseding parts of them and all sorts of other issues.
Thus there is no 'the law' (and certainly no 'spirit of the law') but a succession of laws that are not free from errors and conflicts, and can thus be interpreted in a variety of ways.
Then you have international agreements to consider.
What can be done? who knows - maybe corporations should not be taxed at all (maybe by not having profits - all income is spent on R&D and costs and then the leftovers split between employees... discuss!), and everyone earning more than 20k should be taxed at 40%, or whatever figures people can agree on - something a lot simpler and harder to evade/avoid.
Plate tectonics a recent 'discovery'
It wasn't until the 1960's that plate tectonics was accepted (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_tectonics) so any work done before that would be part of the 'common knowledge' that hasn't been re-visited.
I wonder what other 'facts' are awaiting re-interpretation?
I didn't say I liked her ('Ukulele Anthem' -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZaR_4us6Ec- is worth a listen to though) - only that I have purchased her music.
My point is that nowadays there are more ways to purchase music and I doubt that the 'charts' are at all representative of what people are actually buying.
When I go to Amanda Palmers website and buy her digital music direct does this show on these charts?
Same with Jonathon Coulton, Paul and Storm etc..
Let alone sales of CDs at shows - are those included?
If not then surely the charts are as out of date as the 'music industry'.
Cue a random word generator.
Lets take up all the slack of those pesky collections of letters that aren't words yet - then we can published them and see which ones stick.
Sounds like a load of xpese to me.
Probably that the effects of 'dark matter' are no more than the intrusions into our space-time of several (|many) extra dimensions, which we cannot directly detect.
As a result we can see their resulting effects, but not their causes - we cannot interact with them directly and I doubt we'll be able to predictably use them either.
Else it could be that membrane theory is nearer the mark in predicting matter that exists at different energy levels, again these membranes cause an effect, but not one that we can do anything with or about.
Imagine an insect on the surface of a pond that gets a stone thrown into it - the insect is being affected by forces but has no idea what causes those forces to act on it - neither can it do anything about the causes of those forces.
Ready for the total perspective vortex? try Celestia at shatters.net/celestia/ - or find it yourself.
Re: I suspect, based on other sources
>Removable micro SD cards are an endangered species with many manufacturers, partly because they want >you to depend on their cloud services for data storage but, I suspect, largely for security reasons.
I suspect it's the other way around, at least with tablets - apple, google and amazon devices are rather light on microSD card support, whereas my (sort of no-name) Novo7 Fire for example has one, and since I wanted to have my music on a large card rather than taking up memory the big names have lost me as a customer.
'follow the money' seems to suggest that those with large online shops would prefer you didn't have a microSd card slot.
Oh - and I wanted OTG support which at least the Kindle Fire doesn't support, I didn't bother checking the other tablets.
Amanda Palmers TED talk??
I wonder if a Marvel exec has come across the video and decided to try something new.
For anyone that has't seen it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMj_P_6H69g&feature=youtube_gdata
Another technology looking for a problem, and similarly GPS has found it's way into lots of applications, far more than the original military use.
I personally don't trust NFC but I'm sure it will mature.
How about ....
Yo mamma so fat they have to re-write the laws of physics.
Yo mamma so fat the ran out of busses to compare her with.
and so on.
They're NASA and they know it
Obligatory link to an amusing video:
enjoy - or don't it's a free* country
*Unless you read the EULA upon entry, in which case you know it isn't really....
Re: Does anyone obey the EULA?
I agree - the fact that the EULA is non-negotiable means that the end user has no say in the terms and conditions. As a result it cannot be a contract.
The fact that it is written in 'legalese' which no normal person should be expected to understand (if you are a Lawyer then you could be expected to understand the terms and conditions, but most people aren't) just goes to re-enforce that.
It's a waste of a lot of peoples time.
Re: I speak reasonable German
Yes - V3 was some buried chambers sharing a common barrel - many charges along the path of the projectile would accelerate it nicely.
V1 - doodlebug
V2 - stratospheric rocket,
V3 - as above.
V4 - a rather more personal service.
I think you mean 'clap clap' the slap to the chap about the mishap.
Re: A few additional suggestions
Star Citizen should be what you are after (http://www.robertsspaceindustries.com/).
FTL (http://www.ftlgame.com/) is a load of frustrating fun - I got it as part of a humble bundle and it has huge replay-ability.
Elite is supposedly getting a reboot, but that's more for old times sake than what you are after :-)
Thanks for letting me know.
I'll wait for the first service pack before migrating though.
hmmm - when is that due??
As per a previous poster I use DuckDuckgo - https though very US centric, so most searches I need to put 'UK' in front.
You could make a start by looking here:
Ban international companies.
My idea is to ban international companies - if a successful company wants to operate in another country it sets up a new company in that country and all it's profits and losses are dealt with inside that country.
So companyA.us is different from companyA.uk - different laws, markets, suppliers etc. are all handled within the country and the idea of a particular 'international' company does not exist.
Goods sold between companyA.us and companyA.uk would have to be at the same rate as companyA.us sells to companyB.us or companyB.uk.
Can it really be that difficult?
Another scenario is that a group of bad people (tm) get some tickets, decode which one(s) of them are for the cursory treatment and get them to smuggle things aboard.
Bizarre that on my Android phone there is a (free) barcode reading app that can create encrypted barcodes - yet the TSA spends the US taxpayers' dollars to inconvenience as many travellers as possible, and still produce a system with entirely avoidable security holes.
- World's OLDEST human DNA found in leg bone – but that's not the only boning going on...
- Lightning strikes USB bosses: Next-gen jacks will be REVERSIBLE
- Pics Brit inventors' GRAVITY POWERED LIGHT ships out after just 1 year
- Facebook offshores HUGE WAD OF CASH to Caymans - via Ireland
- Microsoft teams up with Feds, Europol in ZeroAccess botnet zombie hunt