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Re: Fallacious argument
(Does touch work with a tongue?)
Yes, now excuse me I need to vomit.
Re: Pay the ransom?
Indeed, it's "safer" for the crooks to delete the keys needed to unlock infected computers, if the keys got out into the wild people could unlock it themselves, possibly, so much easier to lock the PC throw away the key and demand cash for something they can't deliver, and really, if they don't deliver I can't see Trading Standards knocking on their door in whichever country they may be based in.
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Unable to comply Captain Picard, Star Fleet has not licenced the patent from Apple.
Re: Fearmongering from the Masters
As I understand it, each node in the network is used to check that the transactions and coins and whatever are legitimate, so for fake coins it would need to fool every node down the line into believing that the transaction is legitimate and the coins are not fake. It's why you can't spend 2 of the same coins, other users check how valid the transaction is and says "umm, no, you spent that" or something.
Obviously the capitalistic pig in me is wondering how much cash I'd need to spend on a dedicated mining machine to mine bitcoins to make a huge profit and take over the universe, but it's all bloody complicated!
Apple is awarded a patent for dialling a number using a virtual number pad displayed on a touch screen device or, by using a virtual keyboard filtering out contacts whose name does not begin with the letters being pressed.
I can see it happening.
Re: Good Luck with that
I think the guys are suggesting you use other websites that are not Amazon, honourable though the intention may be, money is tight, Amazon is cheap, so why pay £25 for something on one site when it's £20 on Amazon, we're not all MP's with a huge allowance and backhanders.
Drunk? You're past drunk and into "posting in the wrong thread".
The issue, as far as I can tell with debris is a cascading effect. A small object smashes into another object which itself gets smashed into smaller objects, these objects continue to orbit the Earth, eventually you're going to have a major impact, let's say an object manages to blow up the ISS, the debris from that then starts to orbit the planet.
Soon you have a planet that is surrounded by small bits of debris which prevents people leaving the planet, or objects leaving the planet, as anything that tries to leave gets hit by orbiting debris and becomes part of the problem at hand. Can't find the article that explains it as I don't know the name, but it does have a fancy name so really, we should get onto removing the debris as quick as possible before something happens and we lose all ability to send anything into the sky.
It's the thing that most Xbox/PS and the 12 Wii U owners only ever get to see when they don't have ad-block on and get shown "lewd" pictures of ladies in their underwear? Ohh a panty waist (queue sounds of fapping and much joy, never buy a used game controller).
Disclaimer - above is a joke, yeah, 12 people owning a Wii U? Pfft.
Re: No Such Thing as Profanity!
Are you challenging the moderators on this forum by any chance? I'm sure they can censor you, especially if you say really naughty stuff that is against the rules. Basically, this is their house (and MS's servers is MS's house) and if they don't want you to come into their house and shit on their carpet then you're pretty much not allowed to go shit on their carpet, if you want to shit on a carpet feel free to use your own, and of course have no objections when people come and shit on your carpet.
P.S. it's Fuck, you actually self censored, a slippery slope indeed!
Re: It won't last
They tried didn't they? UK Gov. wanted to have the fluids treated as "medical" so it could only be sold from a chemists, seriously ramping up the costs. Luckily the EU stepped in and stated it's not medical so the Gov can't get put huge amounts of tax.
Who loses? Cig makers, if people are going for e-cigs they aint buying cigs.
NRT suppliers. If e-cigs are more effective (and apparently they are) then the NRT suppliers are losing money as people are not buying their product.
Anti-Smoking-Gestapo. You know the ones, the sort of people who would demand the death penalty for you if you smoke within 5 miles of a school which is closed for summer, who demanded pubs ban smoking so they could go drink without smokers ruining it (then finding their pub shut because the smokers left and the pub couldn't support itself).
I got an e-cig, so far it's not been effective, I'll have to get a higher level of nicoteen I guess, and maybe some flavours, ohh, vagina flavour, golden vagina, sounds nice!
It makes people sick because you're sticking two screens directly in front of your eyes, so if there is even the slightest misalignment between the two screens your brain gets confused and you want to throw up, which is basically travel sickness, your inner ear and eyes disagreeing over what it being shown, end result, vomit.
So you have a first generation Lumia from 18 months ago? Things have move on since then. Get over it, and get a new one. The Lumia 1020 is awesome...
I bought a top of the line Lumia which was only a couple of months old at the time (in other words, just released by Nokia). You don't really buy a mobile phone then 1-2 months later find out it's EOL.
I actually quite liked Windows Phone, in fact I could probably sell on my Note 2 (at a profit..) and get a Windows Phone, but that would mean pretty much buying Nokia, and, yeah....
Go ahead, get a pair of £200 headsets, the nice expensive ones (that sound fantastic) and stick em in an older Lumia, they won't sound any good. Not so good when you consider they are headphones made my Nokia for Nokia phones.......
I almost enjoyed my Lumia, and would have been happy to stick with a Windows phone if Nokia hadn't made the phone so poorly.
Super expensive headphones? Sounds like crap on my Lumia, cheap ones you get for free sound the best
Plugging in the power cord? Damages the phone over time leading to eventual break down (mine broke down 2 weeks ago)
Update to Windows Phone 8? Not a chance, top of the line Nokia phone (at the time) totally passed by
So yeah, phone broke and I bought a Galaxy Note 2, getting app's is all well and good, but when Nokia has pissed off their user base, who is going to continue with WP?
Re: Welcome to a world created by....
In the interests of accuracy I checked, it's actually 3 clicks, 4 shakes and a kaboom. Totally agree with you though, parental responsibility these days seems to be "get others to take responsibility, and if something happens to my kids, it's THEIR fault!".
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I had something smart, funny and pertinent to write about this, but after careful consideration I've decided.... that's just fucked up. After more thought, how much does it cost?
From what I've read, once you've installed 8.1 you can't then move your user directory over, it's stuck on the SSD drive. As much as I love the speed on my SSD I only have 66Gb Free, my old user directory (just did a reinstall after my hardware went kaplop) is 104Gb, though I guess I could reinstall and then just move my Downloads and por... err... Top Gear videos directory to my other drive. Just seems a lot of faffle just for what is, basically, an SP :-/
Has anyone figured out how to get 8.1 to install without an 0xc1900102 error when you have your User directory on another hard drive? My SSD is too small to accommodate my User directory, and I'm loathe to delete all my por... err.. photos of cats, and probably reinstall Windows just to get an SP working.
They didn't, the ITC slapped Apple down but Obama overruled it (over SEP's iirc) so, to remain consistent, Obama will now have to reject this ITC ruling as it relates to SEP's?
Re: pay your taxes here then?
From what I gather the work he does now is all for charity, all the funds go to charity so there would be no tax to actually pay on it.
Re: Yeah, just because you disagree with someone..
They have not been silenced, they have their voices still. They are not welcome online, that's all.
Internet access is a basic human right (apparently) which means everyone (even people you dislike and disagree with) has a right to be online.
It's funny though, on one hand you get Anon who will attack the websites of anyone who tries to stifle the discourse of information across the internet, and then attack websites of anyone who tries to post information on the internet.
That's the thing with freedom, you can't pick and choose who should get the freedom based upon what you like or dislike. I may dislike the idea of Sharia law, I most certainly don't want to be under Sharia law but I have no desire to see websites which strongly (but legally) promote Sharia law. I may not agree with the EDL (I am after all a Celt, not one of those foreign invading Anglo-Saxon bastards) but that doesn't mean I want their rights to free and legal protest to be curtailed by people because they disagree with them.
No one has the right to prevent people from using the internet in a legal and lawful way, not me, not government and especially not a bunch of anonymous script kiddies, after all, that's the kind of thing that a country like Iran or North Korea would do.
Re: I really like it, but
But when you start stuffing the chicken in the kitchen, which movie do you think the media player will start to play? Not very good when you've invited the vicar over for Sunday lunch.
So, what they are really asking is "how do we tax this stuff?" Imagine it, governments getting tax money from illegal activities, it's a taxmans wet dream.
I can imagine it now, it's just like that scene from Borderlands 2 where the robot invites everyone to his birthday party and no one shows up so it's sitting there, singing happy birthday all on it's own, millions of miles away from anyone. Brings a tear to my eye.
Re: MP in 'completely clueless' shocker ...
Actually Jimbo is incorrect here. We already have a filter in place to block child abuse images, the IWF filter so switching the new porn filter to "off" will not allow a pervert to access blocked websites that contain child abuse images.
The filter is wrong because it's not an ISP's duty to monitor what kids watch online, it's a parents responsibility, they are just passing the buck and will now happily let their kids sit in their room unsupervised watching porn which is illegal in the UK, with the parents blissfully unaware because they ticked a fucking box.
HELLO PARENTS! If you don't want your kids to watch porn on the internet, monitor them yourselves, keep the computers/tablets where you can see what your kids are doing, and guess what, the kids won't be watching porn whilst you can see what they are doing, 100% more effective than a placebo porn filter.
But yes, Jimbo is incorrect in his claim that turning the filter off will allow access to child abuse images, so let's focus on that and not on the fucked up plan for a porn filter which 98.7% of people will turn off the moment it blocks the BBC website or some other website we use which isn't actually porn.
Did that dude really say that God will sort out global warming? I'm sure that'll happen considering the track record God has on sorting out all the other issues that plague (no pun intended) the planet!
Meh Prior Art from 2007 "Cooking Mama 2: Dinner... with friends" though there is probably prior art before that, though with the people I have on my Facebook there really is only 1 person I'd actually want to bang and she already turned me down, well, technically her boyfriend had me turned me down but let's not quibble over the small print.
Time to go make an FB App, banging with total strangers who don't charge you money, I'm so going to be rich.
And if he had crashed in to you the plod would have nabbed him for using a mobile phone whilst driving (3 points) Driving without due care and attention or without reasonable consideration for other road users (3-9 points) dangerous driving (?) (3 to 11 points) so if all 3 were added that'd be a minimum of 9 points, or if the judge had just been cut up by an idiot on a phone.... a lost licence.
I guess the issue with the specs is that there is no way to really know if the glasses were doing something at the time of an accident to distract you, it may be that they were not but you were looking for an excuse "sorry your honour, my google glasses flickered something quickly which distracted my attention for just a second which resulted in the crash".
However, as a motorbikerist, if the glasses were able to see the road and detect movement and flash a red warning triangle if it detected movement coming towards you when you were about to pull out and that movement was a motorbike, I can't say I'd be against them. If however it did that but sometimes suffered from lag or people got dependant on it and didn't see the red warning triangle and pulled out in front of a motorbike then I'd be against it, so I'm guessing it's not all black and white.
And then we get the problem is disparate systems. Imagine a world where the VGA port wasn't a standard, or the DVI or HDMI, how many ports would a TV need? How many ports could a TV actually have if the TV maker had to licence each and every system from each and every supplier of plugging-in-to-the-back-of-the-TV-technology.
We need standards and we need both sides to play fair, not go all bitchy because they think they are special so should pay the rates they want not what the other people pay.
face to face or over the telephone or over the internet via chat lines such as Facebook or Myspace".
Myspace? Not a problem there, no one uses it anymore.
Re: "Microsoft is warning Brits who use its Bing search engine..."
And in the best tradition of correcting the correction:
Google Chrome is a browser not a search engine.
Re: They are Americans
That's terrible, everyone should fsck every now and then especially after a dirty shutdown, why, if American's don't have a good fsck every now and then there could be issues!
You did mean fsck and not fuck right?
So, every now and then we get reports of a driver following their GPS system and ending up somewhere they really shouldn't have gone, and if they were not following the GPS slavishly they wouldn't have gone. If an automated system uses GPS in the same way, there could quite well be issues.
Yeah, but that tax thing, seems American companies still think it's 1776 except instead of tea it's Coffee and iWotsits! I'm still waiting for the American public to go throw web pages into the Boston Harbour!
Re: open handset initiatives which have come to nothing - SavaJe and LiMo
I believe you pronounce it "Bob" and when you refer to it, you call it "thingyma Bob" or as an alternative you can call it Jig.
"What OS does your phone use?"
"Oh, umm, thingyma Bob...."
Re: Am I missing something?
It's because of time served (if I read the article correctly). He's already been locked up for a while so when it comes down to it they take that into account rather than adding it on to the end so he doesn't serve X months for the hacking and Y months for the child abuse images
Re: Opinion, don't stone me
Hurting the used game market will actually damage game companies, not put more money in their pocket.
Joe Average wants the latest CoD, he only has £10, he runs off to the store with his £10 and a couple of used games, he trades in the used games and the £10 for the latest CoD. Net effect, the publisher/dev's get the profit from the sale of CoD.
Remove the ability to trade in, Joe now cannot afford CoD so he doesn't buy it. Net effect, no money for the publisher.
Joe NotSoAverage only buys used games, he does that buy trading in games and paying a little. Publisher already have their money (from the original sale) so are losing nothing. Remove the used games market and Joe NotSoAverage switches to a system where they can buy used games. Net effect, no money for the publisher after the original sale.
Joe Rich buys just new games, he buys two a month at £50 a game. After a year he decides he wants to sell his console with 24 games so sticks the console + games on Ebay. Who would then buy the console if, after you buy it on Ebay, you have to spend £35 per game to register the 24 games? £840 to register the games, on top of the price of game + console from Ebay.
Personally I'm waiting for the lawsuit, MS are trying to enforce EULA on to 2nd users which goes against the first sale doctrine and other such laws which prevent people from applying rules after a product is sold.
If I read that correctly....
Did I read that correctly that TT are complaining that BTOR isn't making enough profit on fibre so they want BT to increase the prices so they make more profit? So if TT win, Ofcom will make fibre more expensive for everyone?
Re: I fail to understand
The person was not a topless female. Had the person in the video been a topless female then FB would have removed it.
Jack Nicolson said it best, in the US movie industry if you chop off a females breast with a knife it's rated PG, show that females breast and it's 18. It's sick, it's wrong, FB should have removed the videos as any right thinking country would have laws that would make watching such stuff illegal and most of us really don't want to break the law (and if that video appeared on my FB the person who watched it would very quickly be removed from my FB friends)
I'd guess it uses GPS to just trace out a route of where you are to where you are going and as you move it'll update the map every now and then to show where you are compared to where you're going. Of course, if you're totally lost on a really long road with no points of reference you may end up going the wrong way, in which case you use the hour hand and the 12 o'clock position on your watch to deduce North and, err, that may not work if you have a digital watch... so find a tree and look for some moss, the moss only grows on one side of the tree and that side is north, or south, maybe east, could even be west... umm.... how did people cope with normal maps before GPS?!
Did the nice chaps from NK sign up Top Gear to run their space programme after they saw the amazing ability of firing a Robin Reliant into err, almost space showed them that a tall, balding old bloke with no useful technical abilities, a procrastinating old guy with a desire to be a mans man and a short bloke with whitened teeth and dyed hair (allegedly) could launch a rocket further than NK can manage?
so it encourages other men to go ahead and get away with this with a slap on the hand
Was that pun intended? I'm sure he slapped quite a lot with his hand afterwards....
Re: watching video is surely one of the reasons you’d buy an Xperia Z
I've sat and thought quite hard and I'm struggling to figure out how a phone can ring, or play some fancy ring tune or MP3 or whatever to alert you to the fact you have a call/text/alarm/etc without the use of a built in speaker, unless you have the volume really loud or plug it into an external speaker.......
I can do a quick review of SC5 for you. The AI is stupid, the path finding is stupid, the online DRM is stupid, the city sizes are stupidly small, the water/electric/sewer system using roads is a stupid idea. With SC4 you could spend days working on one city, with SC5 you'll spend a few hours, run out of space and have to start another city, assuming of course that the internet isn't slow as if it is it takes stupid time to load up an empty zone.
Wasn't there a recent ruling in the EU about people having a legal right to sell on software if they no longer require it? Yep....
Where the copyright holder makes available to his customer a copy - tangible or intangible - and at the same time concludes, in return form payment of a fee, a licence agreement granting the customer the right to use that copy for an unlimited period, that rightholder sells the copy to the customer and thus exhausts his exclusive distribution right. Such a transaction involves a transfer of the right of ownership of the copy. Therefore, even if the licence prohibits a further transfer, the rightholder can no longer oppose the resale of that copy.
Oddly enough I have to do some write up on kickstarter for my OU course... this looks like the perfect project to base my assignment on, so much more interesting than Elite.......
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