308 posts • joined 16 Oct 2009
well - the German language has a very fine
word to describe the discomfort Congress are in and many peoples feelings about their lack of oversight - schadenfreude
Re: This is great!
The problem of course being that most modern cars have functionality nailed?
Re: I've always had an Apple on the dashboard
I have always thought that when my fruit gets furby I recycle it - or eat it.....
Re: Fine then.
Apparently Ms Wade did not realise that phone hacking was illegal - honest.....
Re: Crystal Balls
Well certainly balls........
Viff Vaff (with apologies to Bovis)
Re: Good "books" my arse!
I'm always inspired by Tom Lehrers take on that - even better the the elements! (and still up to date)
Be prepared! that's the boy scout's marching song,
Be prepared! as through life you march along.
Be prepared to hold your liquor pretty well,
Don't write naughty words on walls if you can't spell.
Be prepared! to hide that pack of cigarettes,
Don't make book if you cannot cover bets.
Keep those reefers hidden where you're sure
That they will not be found
And be careful not to smoke them
When the scoutmaster's around
For he only will insist that it be shared.
Be prepared! that's the boy scouts' solemn creed,
Be prepared! and be clean in word and deed.
Don't solicit for your sister, that's not nice,
Unless you get a good percentage of her price.
Be prepared! and be careful not to do
Your good deeds when there's no one watching you.
If you're looking for adventure of a
New and different kind,
And you come across a girl scout who is
Don't be nervous, don't be flustered, don't be scared.
All words approx - my errors - c/o Tom Lehrer (available in all good music stores)
"You have to love the irony though:
Putting a death warrant on someone for potentially committing suicide.."
well for all the potential faults, a Fatwa is *not* a death warrant. It's important to be accurate about these things when we need to criticise them. Otherwise you get shot down on detail as opposed to intent/effect.
Re: Reliant Robin?
"They were awesome for pulling wheelies though, with the seat right over the back wheel!"
Never managed that in a Robin!
Re: Douglas Adams
Although it would be good to supplement the quote with another....
"You hadn't exactly gone out of your way to call attention to the building plans had you? I mean like actually telling anyone or anything.'
But the plans were on display.'
On display? I eventually had to go down to the cellar to find them.'
`That's the display department.'
`With a torch.'
`Ah, well the lights had probably gone.'
`So had the stairs.'
`But look you found the notice didn't you?'
`Yes,' said Arthur, `yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying "Beware of The Leopard".'"
Re: In the words of Ron Swanson:
Nah, a dog has to be able to be sat on without major injury. Many terriers - fine dogs - fit the description and are < 50lb.
and the electronics, guidance system, software - oh dear. Great cooperation, but do not be naive!
Re: Not quite the same
"He was stopped and found to be carrying information contrary to UK law."
Other than it was encrypted, I do not think so
It is hardly surprising
A combination of DMA and natural mistrust (hey I am paranoid) of media companies to retain your access to music says it all. Does anyone else remember the great success of those self destructing DVDs (no need to return to base). I buy it, I own it - at least I want to own the right to carry on listening to it. So for the moment, physical backup it is......
Re: Anyone for Die Hard 4.0?
where's the icon for downing a VSTOL jet with a police car (or even a lorry)?
Re: Be afraid...
There are 6502 based machines running complex machine instrumentation systems that are responsible for processing/finishing aircraft turbine blades. I know cos I was responsible for much of the design and implementation of one model 20+ years ago and was recently asked to give some expert advice on the data gathering and potential instabilities at edges of the operating envelope. I believe the company sold at least 300 of them around the world.
Re: If it ain't broken ...
I have been told very amusing story (reputable source from the company - although I have no reference), about an IBM building being decommissioned in New York (state). A quietly chuntering machine was found in the basement - origin IBM, purpose unknown. After many days of fruitless enquiries they shut it down. Promptly the local sub-grid on the power died. Not a problem of single use (except that it had probably been doing a very efficient job), just one of documentation.
Re: If it ain't broken ...
A very fine comment. The illusion that is generated by people believing that software is infinitely flexible - and therefore should be treated as such creates much damage
Re: RE Hoover / Hoovers
Not very good Labs then if you have to ask them :-)
Re: I'm just dipping my toe back into the smartphone water.
ahh - the 6310i - still going strong
Re: Dark water?
You don't think the relatively low pressure/gravity might help?
Re: It's a people problem
Actually, better than that. Vey presentable lady (sorry lads but it's true) carrying Struggling with) a large pile of papers gets someone through many 'security' doors.
Re: More money spent on things to kill people in cleverer and cleverer ways
Or even just thinking about the consequences beyond the first strike.....
Re: It only exists to let BAe be a player
And you really think that was the first flight (snigger)
Re: Small soldiers
Quite. While amusing, the intention to deploy the rogue elements in a South American country with interests that differed from the US said it all. Murder by proxy, murder by toy soldier. (I am of course talking about Toy Soldiers :-)
As a family OSX admin
with 530 miles between the extremities, I have maintained a root account and an ability to run a remote desktop. Difficult when they did not all have broadband, but remarkably quiet now.
Re: In the UK?!
"They're not hearing anything from me. I line my digestive system with the tinfoil Cadbury's so kindly provide."
That's where I have been going wrong - thanks for the headsup
Re: Last on the list
Nokia 3310 would probably come through that as well.
Re: Where's the advantage?
But have you thought that it might well be of advantage to many commercial customers for this data to know what you have, age, potential replacement window - or in the case of more actively entrepreneurial businessmen, a shopping list from your house?
Re: Don't tell Marvin the Martian
Well that must be the physical analogue of 'security through obscurity' :-) - several hundred million k of obscurity
Re: "Data are anonymised ..."
Data - plural as well. Just as well the Europeans were taught properly unlike (t)he English! (or even the British)
Re: You`ll be glad to know...
which is, yes. you guessed it, a virus
Re: Must be a SLOW NEWS DAY @dorsetknob
Not really - he was just re-using
Re: "... nobody wants to be colonel of a load of robot trucks."
Although of course the USAF do not use "squadron leader" and brand their flyboys uniformly (well similarly) with the doughboys I believe
it just gets sillier
see Sirius Cybernetics, fate of execs
Re: Neat but pointless?
Oh dear - so peer bullying has become part of the marketing ars(e)anal
Some decent systems thinking
Acutally a lovely idea (or really a set of well integrated ideas) for better imaging - if you can get the sensors/manufacturers to coop. Of course the proof will be in the looking.
Re: Balls to that!
No not really, I use 123 on my luggage because it only has a three digit code.
Re: OY You lot, over here.
What are you worried about?
We have been assured (at least in the UK - or maybe that is just Wales and England or maybe just England) by DEFRA and their tame minister for farmers (well wealthy ones anyway - cuts down the workload dontchano) that bees are safe in their hands and there is no reasonable evidence (at least none that an English graduate could understand) that bees and other useful insects are affected by organ phosphates or other insecticides such as pyre thins.....
"Google's Borg system is rumored to have been so good at this task juggling act that it saved the ad-slinger from building an entire data center."
So a rumour of an advantage that you are incapable of quantifying the benefit (was this a one machine data centre, was it one of 3 of 5 or of 1000?) Classy fact checking
Given the density of poisonous critters in Oz nothing would surprise me.
Re: So why not call it DryPhone then?
My boy - a very very fine waterproof. Their problem is that unlike iDevices (and other droidiosh things) they just keep working. Rain 7.0 = Rain 0.1
Re: Who needs presets on a DAB radio?
90% of my extensive listening (far more than TV) is on five channels - presets work in and out of the car.
I was a manufacturer wishing to spread FUD about my console/pc then this would be a great way to do it - NEVERMORE quoth the Rave, NEVERMORE pay any attention to nothing outside of the holy script wot is our help pages.
Despite my groans at many parts of the US justice system, it is good to see someone brought to book over this (if he really did it - no plea bargain of course). One (of many) questions is that other than this wild west of justice is how do we bring people to court without US action (and dare I say it bullying)
And a laser pointer on the floor works very very well for cats. Someone (in the US) even filed a patent (granted) on the application to cat exercise.
""I got a sphero for the wife so she can use it with the cats,"
That (and dogs) was what I first thought of when I saw it."
No no no.Having seen a Terrier happily tearing apart a '1' and subsequent arguments over who was responsible(IMHO the twit who said 'watch this - it will drive him mad') I can say (most) cats probably, most dogs no.
one word (whoops four)
it is worth it
$299 vs £350
Shurely taking the piss even with VAT on the £?
they have not ordered it.... (what the f*ck is this pre-order sh*t)?
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