Re: The 'two wrongs make a right' argument.
Like none of us ever thought that when the train is full to bursting.
764 posts • joined 2 Jul 2007
Like none of us ever thought that when the train is full to bursting.
BBC interviewed a woman where she stated that unlike what the CCTV seemed to imply, there were no vacant seats. Sounds like the author is a tad biased?
You just sign in with your Google account and they are automatically added. Nothing to it!
Any sales person will tell you Benefits sell products, not features.
My idea is add a infrared camera to it. It'll be useful for engineers and the kiddies can take amusing photos of each other.
Let me tell you a little secret.
There was only a couple of working vans. They couldn't tell if the signal came from above 20ft.
Most of the other fleet were mock ups and we're just send down a street to scare folks.
So, I've got a Note 4. bought in 2014. The Note 7 is just in time for my contract renewal at Xmas.
But I don't see much to get excited about over the Note 4.
I don't intent to get it wet, to use the Iris scanner, etc.
I would like the multi-windows feature to work better, tends to crash apps,
I suspect I'll need the Note 7 to really run Android 7 well and that's all.
So why is M.2 suppose to be the future over RAM stick based SSD?
Please explain. :)
Had no problems what so ever upgrading. Neither did several of my friends.
Typical stereotype rubbish used to lighten up an otherwise boring article. It was one bird that escaped. So why use a headline that wasn't true? You just annoy your readership and doing it repeatingly means you get a bad reputation.
We in Scotland are tired of these silly articles about our lifestyle, culture, etc.
No wonder we want out & in.
Let's have an episode where we find out about the Universal Translator or how the Replicator came about.
Or maybe even how people of different races or religions can get along with each other?
These issues would be fascinating and give us hope for the future.
I like to remind them that their mother would be ashamed of them....
Reversible USB 2?
Didn't we get told this last year?
Still got my 1MB Acorn Archimedes A310.
Actually it's a A305. But I hand soldered an extra 500KB of RAM. It's a beautiful piece of technology.
I wonder if it's worth anything?
So what's wrong with my method?
Pick a OS and programming language. Use it's random number generator. By seeding it with a time value you get a traceable sequence of numbers that appear random if you don't have that seed value.
I noticed that just a small variation of the OS or the language causes the random number sequence to be vastly different. Works for me.
Let's not forget that the higher the frequency, the less likely the radio waves have of getting through objects.
What we need is a lower frequency with more channels.
You not heard about Powerline technology???
It goes from A to B using your Mains wiring.
Well, CAT 5e was designed to offer 1Gbps before CAT 6 got ratified back in them days. :)
You do realise that half your bandwidth is taken up by the encryption, so you're in fact getting 50%. Then once you remove the error checking bits, you'll be lucky to get 40%. :)
A simple script to check for multiple addresses in the To: or CC: field and either reject it or rewrite it to the BCC: field.
This is so simple to do, it beggers belief that their IT Staff doesn't do it. Sack one of them for being an idiot.
Check to see if a Cleaner had accidentally plugged in their Hoover nearby?
Unfortunately The Register authors tend to forget that major fact.
Had a client who phoned me up to fix her desktop in her house.
The tower was inside a wire cage. Soon found out why, there was a hedgehog, pigeon and 2 brown rats living with her freely in the room.
Every port of the PC was full of sawdust. USB, serial, parallel, you name it.
Not wanting to take the PC back to base, I opened it on her kitchen table and it exploded with more sawdust!
I was coughing and scratching for a week afterwards!
I had kids that used to feed their VCR toast....
Once opened a VCR (Video Cassette Recorder for those people too young to remember video cassettes) and was amazed to see a gold plated video drum.
Thinking naively to myself that the machine must be very good quality, I cleaned the drum with iso-p and it all came off in the brush. Yes, nicotine goes everywhere when you smoke.
VCR played much better too.
Customer phones up to complain that his expensive custom software isn't working. After extensive telephone support we couldn't fix it. So we arrange a courier to pick up the computer and return it within 24 hours.
We get the PC and fix the problem. Young engineers being, well young, go foraging in his harddrive.
They come across 100GB of photographs. Well we think they were Pornographic as we couldn't see individual images as they were protected by encryption. But the twat had used long filenames to describe in detail each image!
Most were of dubious material shall we say?
It's OK. In America they can just use a gun to protect themselves! ;)
Gee desperate to hype up your article weren't you? So you added infantile penis jokes.
You do however need to be IT knowledgeable :
To know the current malware trends.
To know how fragile data is.
To test your backups.
To test all your security.
Sadly 99% of the population aren't.
So all those people who got their heads frozen over the last 20 years will get a refund? ;)
I'll wait for "ah" thank you very much...
Much the same with dodgy Lightening cables. They are supposed to have a unique id and if you buy a cheap counterfeit one, Apple just turns it off.
The problem of counterfeit components isn't going away.
5 years ago it was dodgy capacitors. Now everything is fair game.
Today, they're even counterfeiting the humble fuse.
Manufacturers of sophisticated products are being conned into using substandard resistors, capacitors, logic chips and wire.
This is killing people.
Should at least tell the user for goodness sake!
And the hundreds of Apps are now the property of Samsung?
Somewhere there'll be a BBC B still running.....
RISC OS would be a dream on one of these... (I have funny dreams).
Cause a bunch of sales reps think that buying a company needs to justify their wage packets by offering useless addons and features.
I fully expect other useless features to be added as time progresses. Norton software all over again.
My Lastpass password is in a sealed envelope in locked filing cabinet in a lower floor, with the bulb removed. (You get the idea).
So quit moaning and ask the company?
Accountancy company offered me a free car space once I fixed their embarrassing IT backup procedure.
Some twat had set it to backup their clients work at 02:00. For 2 years it had came up at the due time "Are you sure you want to overwrite this tape". Of course it defaulted to NO each and every night.
I added /Y to a batch script. Got given a car park space in a busy city centre. :)
Saved the CEOs bacon didn't I?
Put data on small pieces of cardboard, place in filing cabinets and lock the door.
There, that'll work.
Love to hear any Talk Talk IT Engineer try to get a new job after this example of blundering IT.
First was the Sewing Needle. Second was Fire, so the third must be farming.
I've had people ask me if a remote control for their TV needs batteries fitted to work.
Tempted to say it works by magic.
Ordinary folks really have no clue how technology works.
Worse ones are those who claim the thing should just work without any input from them.
Had an electrician rewire a laptop power lead (the DC end) after cutting it.
It was wired up in reverse. The electrician wasn't phased by this (pun entended) as he stated that he wasn't aware of polarity in his job.
Sorry? Aren't these chaps supposed to know the difference between a Live and Neutral wire??
Ok, so who's wondering what Western Digital is going to do?
So, basically what any decent IT bod should be doing? Gee... Hardly headline stuff then.
So, how many light rays can it plot per second?
But you said you wanted a pink furry pet
"6502" - there I said it!