Re: Under the Lake?
Are we sure it isn't Zygons? Are they coming later?
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Are we sure it isn't Zygons? Are they coming later?
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wants his monkey-gland short story plot back. Title "Gur Nqiragher bs gur Perrcvat Zna" (ROT13).
BP is an American company. What about the name suggests otherwise? They haven't been "British Petroleum" for a long time.
It seems to be common knowledge - reported at BBC News web site anyway I think - that the emissions control on all diesel cars just doesn't work as well in stop-start road driving as it does in a test lab. So I think this case could be accidental. Or not. Anyway, expect U.S. regulators to find fault with more non-U.S car brands. PS. The thing with Japanese air bags could be the same deal.
Publishing new comics or reprinting the old ones doesn't extend copyright, as legally defined, on the earlier material. 1939 comics may be out of copyright in the U.S. (I doo't know) although probably still copyrighted in the E.U., where the creators' lifespan plus a term is what counts.
However, this case is about the television Batmobile - did someone say from 1966? - which is a specific different design.
According to Wikipedia, in 1939 Batman owned a car. It only gradually acquired special accessories (which might have been there all along) and bat-motif designs (which weren't).
A story character may also be a trademark, and that can be protected as long as you are using it. This means that there are obstacles, although not insuperable, to publishing your own copy of some Mickey Mouse products that did fall out of U.S. copyright. For instance, the title probably can't be "Mickey Mouse".
http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/ tells you which Flash version (if any) is installed, and what the latest release is for various systems. Currently you don't want to have one less than 18.104.22.168. I think the Windows "Uninstall a program" dialog also tells you the current installed version.
I'm not sure if there is a separate "update" page that performs the test first, or if it's the same one and they just change what's on it.
I think the first episode titles refer to Narnia books - although that probably doesn't help with guessing the outcome: "The Magician's Nephew" and "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe". Although they've already had (1) "The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe", and (2) Santa Claus pitching in last Christmas in "Last Christmas".
Next episode "The Witch's Familiar" should be an animal, and may refer to Missy having reprogrammed K-9 or maybe the robot parrot from "The Pirate Planet", but I don't really think so.
I've been pondering why Clara went into the trap with the Doctor, my answer: to bring Missy along. If the Doctor's going to certain death and Missy is free, then Earth is in big trouble. So Clara sacrificed her life to take out Missy as well.
Obviously the Doctor went back in time to change the past and stop it from happening. Maybe he did zap Davros dead as a boy and we'll spend a while in a Dalek-free timeline, maybe where the Thals (generally not nice in Genesis) replace them as cosmic fascists.
Apparently science sez that human beings don't really understand the value of some things unless they try really hard, and therefore, somehow, left-wing politics and Karl Marx's understanding of capitalism are wrong.
I don't think this argument works. Does it mean that if people did understand the value of things, then Marx would be right?
Well - now we can work out the values of things on computers, which we all have!
Marx wins! Again!
They said "Time Lord". So that allows the Master (all of them), both Romanas, Catherine Tate, Maurice Denham, Omega, Rassilon, Borusa, and Drax from "The Armageddon Factor", who was at school with the Doc and anyway I think that's a Star Trek episode. And The Meddling Monk, who in the person of Graeme Garden intervened catastrophically on twenty-second century Earth -and- infiltrated a mediaeval monastery using the alias of "Thelonios". It doesn't get much worse than that. Even the Reverend Magister wasn't as bad.
This feature is a rip off anyway of Doctor Who Magazine, which offended Colin Baker by running a favourite-story-ever poll in which the Maurice Denham one came last, so he didn't speak to the magazine for years. He doesn't like favourites and coming last applied to creative work. Eventually he did give an interview this year, because Big Finish asked him to, to promote some of their audio "missing adventures". Now, or at last report, he's miffed - this time on Twitter - because the magazine quite stupidly ran the updated favourite-story poll again in the same issue.
So - vote for Colin Baker, and turn most Doctor Who fans against The Register as well. That's what I'm gong to do, and it's what they deserve.
But you can vote for Colin Baker as the Time Lord security officer who executed Peter Davison as the Doctor in "Arc of Infinity". That was a perfectly good performance as well, but that isn't the point, is it?
My password s now "hardware2FA", [*] I'm glad it is more secure but I don't understand why I have to pay to use it, or, how they know. Well, unless they read this.
[*] I thought "pbkdf2" was o.k., is it too short?
Batteries help, to make some-of-the-time energy generation useful the rest of the time, and batteries that can drive themselves to where electricity is needed, also will help. It is rather awkward though if you want to be driven somewhere else, does that mean you have to shutdown your house?
If not "traditional" batteries then scary-big capacitors or fuel cells with sustainable or bio fuel generation.
Maybe lighter-than-air hydrogen bag drones - although you'd have to legislate to let them be autonomous. Or invent a new sport (if not already done), para-droning. (Apparently what does exist is "para-gliding in the company of a drone".) And an Uber for where to take it to.
Currently, rural home heating is liable to be oil burning, and quite expensive to keep supplied. The delivery service is a big part of the cost. So...
I think it doesn't mean http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/git
but maybe "Generous with Information Technology"
On this occasion, too generous, to the wrong people.
I assume that the software licence says that they aren't liable for anything that happens. Inexcusable or not. These are the conditions that we accept.
Having said that, I don't understand the technology, but it seems that it would be a good idea for the function that goes "Upload the project to the repository" to have a feature that goes "Don't upload that part of the project to the repository".
As long as that worked, of course.
A while back I think the BBC wanted to put video servers in ISPs so you'd get video from there instead of across the Internet. This however might breach net neutrality, giving the BBC an advantage. I don't mind because I like the BBC. I think it didn't catch on, ISPs had a different idea - they would charge the BBC a fee for letting the ISP's customers watch BBC video. I think this hasn't caught on either.
Another catch however is, if I reasonably encrypt everything I do on the Internet then how are you going to cache it?
Still, if this refers to mobile data and maybe to buying specific videos from my phone company outside my ordinary data allowance, then there may be something in that.
Angler's business model is to offer its customers the latest Flash vulnerabilities to exploit, including those recently or even less recently patched by Adobe but still open on user systems. Not to do that would be crimin...hmm. Well, anyway, it seem you get your money's worth. (Disclaimer: for all that I know, The Register made them up.)
I don't get the Star Trek reference, but their "deflector dish" makes a fearsome weapon whenever they set it to transmit handwavium radiation on this week's frequency. You could probably shoot satellites down with it. And, no, you'd better not.
IIRC Bugs Bunny looks good in a dress from the neck down (how? never mind), and has an engaging smile.
Not all bugs with an indicated security dimension are exploitable - that having been said, you don't work on writing an exploit, you close the hole.
There's a problem however if by doing so, lots of people's favourite web site doesn't work with your browser. Not because the site uses the hole (you hope) but because the site doesn't work for whatever reason when you change the code to disable (thing) outright.
So, this can take a long time to resolve.
I'm writing hypothetically.
Stolen by European criminals from the previous owners. All else follows from that.
First I legally change my own name to Reg Ister.
Then I sue the so-called "news" site for impersonating me.
Then? I dunno, probably sell homeopathic remedies from my new site. And to the e-mail subscribers.
I also cycle and I also would... react negatively to someone doing that ahead of me.
Probably park my bike on its stand, walk ahead, and blow hard on the guy, sideways. Remount and cycle past the wreckage.
Or, not blow him over, just stand there and mock him.
But doesn't Google have a fleet of deathray satellites in orbit to deal with these situations?
Heck, why don't I??
Someone's house name caught my attention... it seems to be Gaelic for "Our House". I'm not sure what to make of it. Except maybe to build my own house next door, call it the same thing, and wait for the cheque to come when they win the football pools.
Theoretically, when I have a Twitter account, they're working for me. So, if I want to delete something that I previously published, then that should happen.
If I'm important, people will keep a copy to embarrass me anyway.
If I wasn't important 10 years ago, then what I said then shouldn't be held against me now.
Boo hoo. The workstation has to be restarted to complete the update. And all those documents? You need to "save" each one with a file name. Not just leave them open, unsaved, and lock your PC every night.
Our PCs tend to decide when to reboot and give you 5 minutes warning if lucky, sometimes just 1. This isn't my policy and I think it goes too far, but it does work.
The Religious Police, in countries where there are Religious Police (and computers), presumably are already rounding up and prosecuting homosexual men and women identified in the data.
If we'd known it would happen (and I suppose we did really) then those of us who disapprove of that kind of policing apparently could have opened accounts in the names of each country's Head of Religious Police and their leading deputies. If we wanted to spend the money.
I suppose, a "bootload" of security flaws and/or fixes.
I'd prefer "restart", since you install all your patches, then restart your system. Unless you have to perform multiple restarts for different vulnerability patches that come out at the same time, thank you Adobe WHY DOES A DOCUMENT APPLICATION HAVE TO REBOOT MY PC TO UPDATE ITSELF.
I don't like "panic" as the collective since one sufficiently serious vuln causes panic. If you want a word for a lorryload of panics, then, how about "pantechnicon".
NHS started in 1948. Smoking found to cause cancer, 1950 (if not counting questionable research in the actual "Third Reich"). Not a lot of time for advice to smoke to be given.
Is the implication that you can, if you so wish, ask the PRNG how much entropy it has, and, if it's not much, then wait until there is more?
Popping up a dialog box that says "Please type some random gibberish to seed the PRNG properly" may be an option.
And you carefully type "Colorless green sheep graze curiously" every single time, just to see what happens.
You can try that, but it won't necessarily improve your experience.
There also was a reference to Firefox 38 "Long Term Support", which may work as an update where 39 and 40 aren't available? Maybe with some do-it-yourself-ing?
If you don't know how to operate your phone or tablet, you can press a button to video call a technician.
I don't know if that's a particular device or a particular phone company or what.
But I think it's that.
The light is LED, so, approximately immortal and possibly replaceable, although the manual I'm looking at online indicates that "qualified SENGLED service technician" would have to do it. There also are WEEE instructions for disposal.
It says don't poke things into it, and if your sample has been sent to other reviewers before then they may have done that to find out why.
As a pedal cyclist, I have been wondering whether having a woo-woo police-type siren on the bike to startle drivers who illegally overtake me passing a pedestrian crossing point, would be legal.
Also I try to tell a driver if they have a brake or tail light not working, but that's just being friendly and helpful. But being dressed black and fluorescent, some of them think I must be a copper.
It didn't really work in the war. Leafletting employees' cars with it, I like. A way to start a conversation, although not one that you get to be there for.
In one episode of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studio_60_on_the_Sunset_Strip
- Aaron Sorkin's series set inside basically "Saturday Night Live" - a writer under pressure used a stolen joke and got hell for it. It turned out to have been stolen and stolen and stolen, ultimately from the "Studio 60" show. This is fiction.
Bob Monkhouse was perhaps unfairly called "The Thief of Bad Gags" - because that was Milton Berle - Bob collected them but may have not used them. And I've got an autobiographical book by Jasper Carrott where he remembers as a folk club MC going to watch circuit comedians and steal their lines. Including an especially fruitful occasion watching Bob Monkhouse.
But admitting it in print doesn't make it right.
Anything uttered in public can still be copyright, I think - but that doesn't mean that you will be able to stop infringement.
You know what the Netherlands could do with then? Some windmills.
Oh? Really? WELL then.
Tide energy I expect is a sore point...
http://www.royalmail.com/find-a-postcode allows 50 UK postcode searches.
People should publish their own postcode with their address.
Welcome to the 20th century, Ireland.
Just call it "Project Buzzkill".
My impression is that Firefox was blocking Flash - by default which presumably you could alter - using the Flash plugin version number, including the latest version out when Firefox was released. In that case, a newer updated Flash plugin was immediately allowed to run. But I may have misunderstood and it may not matter.
A loving couple were discussing whether they really were telling each other everything...
She says: 'Osmium is the heaviest metal known to man."
He says "But... I thought it was iridium..."
This leads to a terrible row...
Distributing a fix shouldn't be a problem because surely the Update Centre can update itself.. surely? If it can't, then what is it even for?
Windows Update updates Windows Update without asking for the permission that I have to give for other updates.
The Goodroid Playstore can update software on my handset, except for updating Android itself. But it can update the Playstore. It wasn't called that when I got the phone. I don't remember what it was called, or what it is called now. The point is, it changes. It's like owning a TARDIS - a Type Forty that is locked into bulky rectangular exterior format.
Device-specific software also seems to be available in the Playstore, so, can't LG just use that for their software updates?
I'm an IT professional, but when it comes to things like this on a personal computer, I am your wife. Except that I'm single so I'm on my own with this stuff. I want the computer to just work with a minimum of me thinking about it. I don't want to know about packages and go looking for ones that I haven't got. I don't want to have to root out foreign packages. And I don't want to rely on Mint being based on two-year-old Ubuntu and presumably inheriting necessary patches from Ubuntu, which in turn relies on the maintainers of Debian. If the people involved got along with each other then there wouldn't be separate products in the first place. I'm getting old and this is not fun any more.
I also am keyboard disabled and I rely on a touchscreen program that only runs on Windows anyway, so, that's that. I think the programmer who wrote it is dead.
It seems that people who can bet on this exchange going bust benefit from its creation, but that may not be legal either.
Anyway, to most of us it seems that "information" within a stock market is mostly imaginary. Particularly day-traders who hope to read the economic future in the rather random previous daily fluctuation of a price, having been put there by collective activity of people who don't know any more than you do.
Also, does anyone else recall hearing about at least one small enterprise which was shorted to death or nearly so by a powerful speculator - an actual wealth creator crushed by the great money casino? I think it was either in the IT sector or maybe pool noodles or a new kind of table fork, I don't quite remember. But a boon to humanity nevertheless, wasted.
Of course a property valuer may believe that prices are let's say twice what they would be in a sane society, while expecting this to continue to be the case indefinitely. Furthermore, if prices do drop, home-owning voters start screaming.
A valuer really predicts what other people will offer for a property. Sanity doesn't come into it directly; how much you yourself like the property does, for instance, if it's near to your job. Bid low if you don't especially like it, and if you win, cheer yourself up with the money you saved. Bid high if you like it a lot.
Indeed, the money is about what $ANY_GOVERNMENT_AGENCY spends annually on peanuts.
Which, pedantically, aren't really nuts in fact, but are still liable to make some people extremely unwell.
And possibly that isn't the point. I mean, US.gov can't very well say "We'll give you $20 million a year * if you leave U.S. businesses alone."
* in used nuts. ** eww.
Kann the Kinder call cron?
At 10pm they should be performing the "sleep" command.
Is there a German Project Gutenberg?
Or maybe a Project Venusberg - apparently not, but, this may be a good time to start one.
I don't read German although I did study it at school. That was a long time ago. Maybe if I'd known -
We know about loss leaders. But in the 21st century the clever trick is to pass retail and production costs on to your suppliers of agricultural produce and raw materials, so that what the supplier thought was a good deal for them is less so. Some of it sounds like simply demanding a bribe from your smaller commercial partner for continuing to do business with them, but presumably isn't exactly that because that would be illegal - probably?
Here's an allegation from http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-30338663
""We will now require you to make an investment payment to support our growth."
As a consumer I have decided not t% support their growth for the time being.
And yes - having the free offer supplied free to shops by the small company that makes the stuff and doesn't have much choice about it, is considered a good wheeze by the retailer - and considered normal. And so is charging rent for space on the best shelves.
Capitalism is literally more horrible than you can imagine.
there wasn't any traction, if that's the word, for the phrase "Bush telegraph"?