120 posts • joined Friday 23rd October 2009 08:39 GMT
Re: I'm going
To be fair Plusnet spent most of their independent years firmly based in Sheffield. I was with them then and they were excellent. Alas O2 LLUed in our exchange long before BT had any plans to so I switched (with a cashback equivalent to a year's subs) and had excellent service (both support and connection).
When I rang to get my MAC after the Sky announcement they offered me another 12 months free and said the equipment's not going to change for 18 months.
Being a bit of a sucker for a freeby I went for it on the grounds that I won't be lining any Murdoch pockets (Murdockets?) while it's free and I must remember to switch before the 12 month ends.
I plan to go back to Plusnet who now have a BT 21CN line to play with.
I always thought McAfee was free on the Windows platform. Hence the name.
Re: Shoddy reporting
Agreed. This is a very disappointing article. I /really/ wanted to see a picture of the steak. I'm hungry now.
I think it'll be a bit of a damp squid
Re: Stupid question
I feel better as soon as the doctor's prescribed me something.
And really I would believe a placebo can make me feel better even if I know it's a placebo. All you have to do is believe in the placebo effect!
Maths joke alert
They're obviously trying to appeal to all the gaming-adics
Re: Dozen eggs for a euro?
Umm, that works out at £2 for a dozen eggs... that's somewhat over €2
Fisher-price isn't crap (or at least it wan't in the 70s). It's just aimed at pre-schoolers.
Re: Stupid question
I'm a bit worried about the speed the other end of this non-compressible rod is travelling at as the earth slowly rotates. It's going to do some damage to the first thing it hits, and it might jar your elbows a bit.
Re: Looks really good
No, only one of GB and Mhz are different units of measurement. The other one is the same.
Re: Like a lava lamp for people with X ray vision
They haven't mentioned that there must be carbon deposits as a waste product also.
The great thing is these can be compressed into conveniently sized lumps and burnt to provide the heat to keep the metal liquid.
Why is no-one investigating a thermocouple between somewhere on the equator and a Clarke-orbit satellite?
This is no blunder
They're distracting attention away from something else!!
Not just your key
If this is anything like the Debian -> Ubuntu key problem a few years back then it's not just your ssh key you need to change. You NEED to make sure that you trawl round all accounts where you put your public key in the authorized_key file as /that/ is where the attackers will get in with a predictable key.
TUring machines do only have one purpose:
To demoralise students doing a course on Automata & Languages in their finals exams.
The noun is licenCe
LicenSe is a verb.
Like practice and practise.
Top tip: Best way to remember the difference is by thinking of advice and advise.
It probably went something like this... (we've all been there)
bob@nasa-gc% scp ./netcard-firmware-upgrade.sh email@example.com:/tmp
bob@nasa-gc% ssh admin@nasa-iss
admin@nasa-iss% cd /tmp
admin@nasa-iss% . ./netcard-firmware-upgrade.sh
admin@nasa-iss% /sbin/ifconfig eth0 down
Connection to nasa-iss.local closed
bob@nasa-gc% /sbin/ifconfig eth0 up
SIOCSIFFLAGS: Operation not permitted
To further calms the nerves
Why was the existence of a second meteorite that they didn't know about and /did/ cause plenty of damage on the ground meant to be calming?
It reminde me of the velociraptors in Jurassic Park -- the big one distracts us while the other one attacks from the side... Clever girl!
Re: according to my parsing...
100.10111..... IS 100.11 (not just close enough) in binary, in the same way 0.9999.... IS 1 in denary (decimal). It's just two different ways of representing the same number in these largely useful but very slightly broken ways of representing numbers.
Dreadful role model for children
Including a banker? What were they thinking?
Re: My imaginary number is....@Benchops
Ah yes -- in my reckless youth I made a pilgrimage to Hamilton's plaque on Brougham Bridge north of Dublin, where he supposedly had the brainwave of skipping a three-dimensional number system, going up to four dimensions and dropping multiplicative-commutivity.
Quaternions got used for a while by physicists I believe, but seem to have been dropped more recently in favour of 2x2 matrices (presumably on the grounds that four real numbers are easier to believe in than three imaginary ones ;) ).
BTW, don't knock plain old "i". Quaternions aren't strictly speaking necessary, but i is compelling :)
Re: Hold on
My thought exactly! Communication and teleport lock-on wrist band. I remember Blue Peter showing how to make one using a segment of a plastic cordial bottle as the basis of the band (black paper and other bits stuck nderneath to make the electronics). That was the COOLest piece of recycling I ever wore on my arm!
PS My Pebble should be posted in the next couple of months :)
Re: so somebody can watch every detail of your internet banking transactions?
With internet banking on phones, it's not (lack of) bandwidth that's the reason people use compression, it's because it's Just There. People (rightly) want to use internet banking on their phone for convenience.
Nokia's present statement is pointless. If I'm using a direct encrypted to my bank then the problems will occur either at my end (my fault) or their end (the bank's fault). If there's a hack at Nokia then who is liable for money lost as a result?
we need a Ringo Starr voiceover
"Luckily, no-one was hurt"
Anyone want to buy
a betamax VCR?
"It is very easy for users to draw and drag graphical objects across multiple tabs as you would with paper"
I can't get it to work with paper. Am I holding it wrong?
Babies speech recognition
Baby: sih, gug gug bubububub
Siri: opening the playpen door
Re: Excuse me.
I heard tell once (sorry, no actual reference, but it's plausible) of a psychologist who wanted to analyse their baby's speech development so recorded it 24/7 for months. Obviously you can't listen to all that so got a software engineer to write something to look for similar patterns in the babble sounds and how those sounds evolved.
The interesting result was that the software found the similarities stretching much further back than it becomes at all obvious to human ears that the baby is trying to make some kind of word sound.
Babies' speech inability are partly due to them not having a properly developed mouth/windpipe aimed at talking (but it allows them to e.g. breathe whilst drinking) so they physically can't make the same noises we do. I know from experience that teaching a baby to sign (Makaton or Signalong or a mix of both!) means they can communicate by signing words long before they are actually able to say them. What worries me is that babies will start talking to each other and plotting ;)
The other thing we ought to be able to do is work out what whales are saying when they're not underwater (presumably "put me back in the bloody water").
Actually it's full of junk. Next project: "Siri: Can you make a Raspberry Pi tidy my garage?"
Re: "Give me it."
The grammatically correct colloquialism is "Gitme!"
Re: Oh no!
> the bloated heap of crap called Acrobat is not the only PDF tool about.
Let me guess, you're a windows user? No-one running Mac OS X or and flavour of Linux uses the Adobe reader unless they accidentally installed it and haven't got round to disassociating PDF files with it.
You could easily make enough money to buy a small building by settling with Apple to sell it
Re: Prior art?
> it's just a Pentagon with rounded corners.
No doubt it will be pithily named the
Everyone knows the password is
Re: I sense a disturbance in the Force...
as if millions of fans suddenly cried out in terror, and were suddenly silenced. I fear something terrible has happened.