1563 posts • joined 21 May 2007
Oh dear, how can that cartoon be misunderstood. You are free to say what ever you like but you cannot force anybody to listen or repeat it or publish it.
What is ging on
Not once a nice one and then a nice cup of coffee among the comments.
You have to wait for some time.
Are you properly insured as a passenger with Uber / Lyft. I have seen Americans claim you are not. If you cannot get a cab (any cab) on the street, from the nearest cab station on the street, by phone, by sms and as a pre order then the system is no good. And you should always be able to sit at least 4 passengers (damned Paris) and if there are more of you then you should be able to order a bigger cab. I can understand why London is mentioned but if regulations are medieval where is the surprise. As for Italian cab drivers I bet they will give shit about not being allowed to pick passengers on the street.
My wife bought one about six years ago. Swedish, running Linux and probably made in China. Will hoover but as it cannot move anything out of the way or reach those spots you actually want to hoover it's just a stupid gimmick. When it stopped to charge it had to go. If I ever mention the thing my wife turns into something I don't want to live with. I you want to help your wife (your self) install a system where you can push in the pipe in the wall close to the floor in every room and the damned thing is so far away that you cannot see it, smell it and most important hear it.
@vagabondo, Sorry and thanks, a dumb comment by me.
And I did forget the EPROM: But never mind the article was about hardwired.
@vagabondo "download the firmware"???
Firmware is programming that's written to the read-only memory (ROM) of a computing device.
ROM is "built-in" computer memory containing data that normally can only be read, not written to.
PROM is read-only memory (ROM) that can be modified once by a user. (not sure about the once anymore)
You could download software that could perhaps fix the problem.
Or if that device had the means to "burn" a PROM and it is a PROM then you could do that, but I am sure there is no such possibility.
You could perhaps also pull it/them out and replace with what the factory sends you.
Not an expert, must be some 30 years since I played with stuff like that, very much a part of IT and programming then, and fun.
My point is however this "Short of a fix, Trend recommends replacing vulnerable devices"..
And perhaps it will be like this:
If those sold in the USA came from any ISP then I think they should replace the whole damned thing.
Re: changing bulbs
"All it took was a little mechanical competence". Yes, but the point is really if you would do it in the night on the road in -25C or something similar.
Re: Daytime running lights
"Now with daytime lamps, the dash lights are always on" Not in the Nordic countries but I don't know how they work elsewhere. It's all about how that is wired in the car.
Re: Daytime running lights in Canada
Head lights and tail lights, of course for the same reason. But I am not shure if the EU has anything to do with it. There are 28 countries in the EU and I would suppose quite a few are not using daytime lights for some odd reason. I think the Nordic countries started to use them some 30 years ago.
"performance and last for the lifetime of the vehicle.". It would be interesting if somebody at the Reg would manage to get a straight answear from Ford regarding how long that lifetime is. And yes I am also pissed off with lights that cannot be changed without taking the car to pieces. How damned happy those guys at the garage are when I ask them to change a light. See you tomorrow. Sometimes I wonder if they put in used bulbs for the fun of seeing me again shortly. As far as I remember the EU is trying to stop this noncence, I wish they could as I refuse to believe that all those nice engineers are unable to do it right.
Re: Daytime running lights
Hard to get it, is it. A car with headlights on is easier to detect. For similar reasons aeroplans, ships, emergency vehiles and similar use lights too in daylight. You did however mention the "morons who don't think to use their lights", also that problem dissapears in Nordic countries as the lights go on when you start the engine. To my surprise even many Russians have adopted. Even if there is no such law.
Trust me James I know more about this than you do, did you have prooblems with the logic behind safety belts too.
Re: Daytime running lights
They have been required in many countries for many many years. That "invention" originally came from the USA where Greyhound busses started to use them all day. They where able to show that it improved safety for their busses. I am 100% convinced it does that. A car with lights is a moving object and will appear more agressive and closer coming against you also you will notice the car behind you more easily.
A very clever invention used in the more clever countries.
Re: Can't help himself
Linus made a Minix free kernel and abandoned the micro kernel and that disturbed Tanenbaum. Tanenbaum was the big guy with a big voice then. They settled years ago.
C'mon Sokolik, "for nationalist reasons", There are very good capitalist reasons for using Open Source in any country and government including the USA. Grow up.
"If it is Linux based, then it will never be a homegrown OS". I wonder where that "homegrown" word came from. If it came from China I suppose a new Linux distro could be called homegrown by somebody who does not understand the difference between a OS a kernel or a distro. They can of course use Linux like anybody else. Lots of countries have a "homegrown" Linux distro like Spain. Italy, Turkey, France, Germany and I think Russia. Not Blighty with I find both rather (or not) surprising and disturbing. They will comply with the GPL2 just by telllng the version of the kernel, and if they feel like tweeking the kernel they have to tell where that source is. Using BSD will of course be even easier as they can take it and run like Apple. Assuming they will base it one a Loongson MIPS64 processor and as that was developed using Linux I think Linux is the more obvious choice. But they will have the typical "Linux" problem trying to persuade people that "homegrown" is better or at least as good as MS and Apple.
Re: Video... not more video....
What video, it was a spoken text with some pics. I liked it.
Yes, yes, but
"provides a valuable insurance system if the US-controlled GPS network ever gets shut down for any reason". Yes, yes, but it is also about having the technology, a industry capable of producing something. We don't produce aeroplanes and cars in Europe because we are affraid the USA would stop exporting them. Rather call it sound competition.
Still it's quite a political soap opera, quoting the Wikipedia.
"Since Galileo was designed to provide the highest possible precision (greater than GPS) to anyone, the US was concerned that an enemy could use Galileo signals in military strikes against the US and its allies (some weapons like missiles use GNSS systems for guidance). The frequency initially chosen for Galileo would have made it impossible for the US to block the Galileo signals without also interfering with their own GPS signals. The US did not want to lose their GNSS capability with GPS while denying enemies the use of GNSS. Some US officials became especially concerned when Chinese interest in Galileo was reported.
An anonymous EU official claimed that the US officials implied that they might consider shooting down Galileo satellites in the event of a major conflict in which Galileo was used in attacks against American forces. The EU's stance is that Galileo is a neutral technology, available to all countries and everyone. At first, EU officials did not want to change their original plans for Galileo, but have since reached a compromise, that Galileo was to use a different frequency. This allowed the blocking or jamming of either GNSS system without affecting the other (jam Galileo without affecting GPS, or jam GPS but not Galileo), giving the US a greater advantage in conflicts in which it has the electronic warfare upper hand.
Re: Medieval terror bastards?
Suppose "psychopaths" came later with religion, religious psychopaths that is.
I wonder if Bill is involved, did he promise something or perhaps promis not to. That I suppose would not be against the law. Lobbying is a fact but taking bribes, and surprise, surprise giving bribes is against the law. In this case the politicos "gave in" for reasons we don't know. The sad thing is that this happens in poor countries, like in eastern Europe, where open source would fit very well, more often.
"Compelled to by force of law - e.g. Linux kernel". Not really, it was about "interoperability", Samba for instance. They cannot hide the part allowing interoperability between Windows and other operation systems like they tried to.
Re: MSN at the Opera
Opera Mini is free fast and very good. Used it on a Nokia for many years. Still available and developed for almost any phone. Norwegian chef not Swedish. Windows phone will loose nothing using it as long as they leave the code alone.
Re: the day after....
On the other hand suppose it had nothing to do with MH370. We don't really know, do we.
Re: Another Ballmer stuffup
What microkernel. Have I missed something here.
Re: ...that word. I do not think it means what you think it means
"I bet we could find someone who denies the climate exists". They call it weather.
Re: must be French
And very early aviators.
Re: Hey Steve--stay classy, dude!!
"I love reading about what is going on at the company". I wonder for how many years he had to do that.
Re: Josef Schmid's personal opinion
What you describe is a lock-in and something I think governments should try to get out of.
That those who decide within Munich will understand how emotional this reaction among some of the users is. As soon as you tell the "company" is saving money some users will always feel they are loosing something because of that. I thought that stage was history, apparently not.
The airline industry will keep clear of clouds, in the sky and on the ground.
Just mark clearly what is up and what is down (left/right), I hate glasses, somehow I think the damned plug in insane from the beginning.
Re: So basiclly,
"it is difficult to trust mass produced sausages unless you want to eat minced ulcer, sore, carbuncle, cancer etc with an official stamp of approval."
I am affraid Yes Minister is rather accurate regarding the British sausage even to day.
It's the mass industry you should bark at as they are the ones lobbying for sausages that are cheep to produce and stay "fresh" for half a year. The EU can/could/should do something about it. I wish I could use the "Joke Alert" icon but this is no joke.
Re: One Tip...
I think the "Freedom" went out with the chips.
The Meteor first flew in 1943
German Me 262. First flight 18 April 1941 with piston engine . 18 July 1942 with jet engines.
Compared with Allied fighters of its day, including the British jet-powered Gloster Meteor, it was much faster and better armed. One of the most advanced aviation designs in operational use during World War II, the Me 262 was used in a variety of roles, including light bomber, reconnaissance, and even experimental night fighter versions. Me 262 pilots claimed a total of 542 Allied kills.
Not German but why is it so damned difficult to accept simple facts. Should we try computers again or rocket planes, rockets, air to ait missiles, Perhaps we should continue with France on airships and parashutes.
We have to remember that, while those countries might have known a lot about the NSA, it's now out in the open, and they just have to react openly. If there are any long term plans is an other question. So what should they do.
I wish my government did the same as I have to pay for those overpriced iThings.
I will not fully agree on that. Sweden with -10M and Finland with +5M people have made lots of mergers, like paper, banks, metal and so forth for obvious reasons. Sometimes with good results, sometimes perhaps less. But there has to be a mutual need for a merger and I cannot see one between Ericsson and Nokia now. Nokia bought German companies (in old good times), like Siemens Networks, so I would say your comment, to be polite, is rubbish, regarding both the European Union and Germany. Germany just bought most of the Finnish shipbuilding industry from the Koreans who mismanaged it. It seems to be fairly normal that you need some money to buy something. Should we blame those with some or those without any.
"Seriously stop this shit,", or at least give me the "Thin naked model" you promised, a link perhaps, please, no Lego.
Re: Not Good
Why do you have poor schools.
Cheers for screws, just fishing for some positive feelings in the rain.
Re: Bad luck...
Long ago, I was walking the most adorable girl to her front door. The walking was painful and difficult, great problems with where to keep my hands. At the door, this most adorable creature, asked me if I had any of "those". And when I replied "what those" she slammed the door agaist my "the one for those". Waking home, in less pain, I relized I had lots and lots of "those".
Dear ElReg, considering the increasing amount of people who are loosing their faith in boffins. Please leave those "If Boffins" out. Seriously, if there was no sun, no moon, no oxygen etc.
Besides it was not "The dinosaurs that were victims of colossal bad luck." it was me.
But, as you know, and I know, I am the most kind and thoughtful person I have ever known. Still, some time ago you had this header "Germany may have won the World Cup... but it dropped the ball for Computacenter" a rather far feched title to be modest.
And now again "Blighty will be BIGGER and BETTER than Germany, confirm beancounters, Britain's teamsters may not be setting the sporting stage alight".
Do you have a succer problem, suppose the Duch had won.
Lets stick to a one party system, the Russians all agreed in old good times, Lada is the car.
"Why do you think XP is still around?". And why do you think MS wants to get rid of it. Read about Singer who was very eager to get rid of their old machines. Hint, they worked for too long for good business. D'oh!.
Re: Of course it won't get rid of MS
Yes I agree, but I would like to point out that this is about accepting ODF as the standard. And what Microsoft so furiously fought for was to prevent ODF to become a standard, one that Microsoft could controll and alter at it's own will. Microsoft has lost it's ability to lock-in customers to their own "standard" which of course is no standard as there is a lock-in. Providing ODF will not create any problems for Microsoft. Lots of small companies has done it "easily" as it is well documented, as it is a open standard.
Still this article stinks, I think intentionally.
It's of course nice to mention OSS but anybody writing for the ElReg should know that OSS is not possible, in this respect, without an open standard. It is also nice to see Linux mentioned, but Munich is just one case. It's also nice, for IBM, to have it's name mentioned.
Seriously, Gavin Clarke, did you write this drivel yourself, or was it sent to you.
Re: I have argued for many years
Yes, lets leave it at this. But, when you write "I'm quite well aware of the problems caused by apartheid" don't you think it would have been better if there was something lost in translation in that sentence. Shit it shit, there is no way to describe apartheid like that. It sounds like "aparthaid is OK but there are some minor progblems for some, but not for everybody.".
Also, I am sure you did understand that my jumping on the wrong buss was about a sic system where four classes (if not more) of busses where needed. One for the black, one for the white, one for white + black and one for Indians only. In the white + black you would sit in the front (1 class) and behind a chicken net was the cattle (2 class).
I am not sure how Indians where "rated", half black or half white or something. Anyway, resourceful as they tend to be and with a long presence in Durban (Gandhi comes to my mind) they apparently decided to have their own busses. And I assume that in order to get a permit they had to promise that they would not allowe white or black or Eskimos or Japaneese, Chineese and so forth,on the busses, not to rock the system.
As for Mandela, perhaps he should have understood the minor problems with apartheid and living in some homeland, appreciating the joy and adwantage of living close to gods country.
People will always, eventually, react against abuse. We are all like that, and I hope we will remain like that.
So if you are in searh of the vilians, first have a look at who created and upheld that system. It's not enogh to know what happened you also need to know why.
During those bloody years in SA I knew a guy from Namibia who studied in Europe, I think his studies where paid by the UN. A nice and intelligent guy who took his opportunity seriously. Then once I asked him if he understood why the blacks in SA where fighting each other, all that horrible stuff with burning car tires and such. I think I was expecting a long story about the ANC and the rest, but instead he looked at me and said - Lars, did you ever read European history. Try to find an answere to that.
Looking at that "Sugarman" -video about a yonger generation of white South Africans gives me more faith in us. Kudos to them.
I am leaving, Lars
As for that Google translate, poor as always. I can read it like several other languages.
Re: I have argued for many years
@ LucreLout, my justification for what!
Perhaps we could agree that a man who was a terrorist and become a president is better than a man who become a president and a terrorist.
The rewriting of history I think you should ponder a bit deeper. History written very shortly after events is written with very tight trousers and without even the slightest thought of trying on somebody elses.
History written before history is history is called propaganda.
If you try to write about Roman history to day, it's not about tight trosers but the problem of finding any from that time with any voice left. Spot the trend.
Kudos to Oliver Stone for "The Untold History of the United States" that is not about something far ago, but already it is obvious that more voices are needed to understand that time.
As for writing about history you can of course write in a "train-time-table" way.
Man walks from A at: and is a B at:. But that is worthless if you don't ask why Man decided to walk from A to B and why he was at A in the first place. And, is it not funny, while when we cannot decide on our color, gender, day of birth, religion, country, native tongue..... then thouse things are more or less always the ones we are so eager to fight about.
I have faith, I suppose somebody would call me an atheist, but I dont like any stamps on my forehead, a bit like having a postal code on your forehead. I gave up on religion, none of any interest. I decided not to bother creating any new Gods, and sertainly non in my image. Leave that to the Americans, just kidding, I hope that period is ower. And I decided not to adopt any of the previous inventions. And look at the heavens, harp playing, no, a large amount of virgins, no thanks, tried once, it was awful. Walhalla not so bad, a sort of a wordly spin to that venue. You go out in the morning to fight. And in the evening sexy women put jour limbs together and there is food boose fucking and all the best in the world, no mention about eternal life, as you would be a fool if you didn't get it. Lately I have, however, become slitgly suspicious, are they perhaps pulling my leg. On the other hand the world goes forward, and if perhaps sports has replaced the bloody bart of the fighting, I might apply.
Not that I can find them on Facebook any more, Have they given up against the Mormoruuns, perhaps.
Which remains me, no need, or beliefe in a planet of my own either, no servants in that deal I think.
And before I am vividly corrected regarding heavens, I am on vacation, all manuals regarding heavens forgotten at home and a laptop, not of my own, with a spell checker of dubious character.
No, I think we should more consentrate on to days election promises than on all those old ones.
I was about to forget about the hells, rather boring, not much to choose from. I belive that when the church was able to create hell on earth for the opposition the creative energy regarding hell flopped.
Colour, the best I can manage in that respect is pink, with some tweeking, long ago, it was slightly better.
But soon as you think you won because of it, there you go. Dropping your trousers and you are exposed.
Trying to chear you up a bit, I am told that, on the other hand, the favorite colour among those who are tweeking the colour of their arse is indeed towards white.
I have given up on colour. There are more important things.
Country, trawel, the more the better. Looking out the window, there is one of many good countries. And lets not drop the "o".
Language, first there is one, then add some more, the moore the better. The best language in the world is the one you choose to be the best.
Take care, regards Lars
Re: I have argued for many years
Hello LucreLout. I have this vision of a huge flor with a huge number of trousers from different times and different countries. All there for me to pull on and listen to them trying to tell me about the life they lived.
So, now in the trousers of a Cuban man who tells his son about his life on Cuba then living in Florida. We had this huge wonderful house, there was this beutiful garden with all the flowers and there was a water fontain and from the veranda on the second floor you had this beautiful view to the sea. The servants we had and the car, American, and Jose this wonderful old man, my chauffeur. Always ready anytime, day or night. How he policed the car, only once did I have to punish him. So modest never asking for more money. The influence I had, always the best table at any restaurant. And your mother, what a beutiful person she was. How she suffered her in Miami having to carry all the food home, she had such a weak heart since a child. How I miss her, what a great help she was. And there was Fulgencio, yes the Colonel the President Batista. What a wonderful man and a friend he was. How the Americans respected him. In the palace, I was invited with your mother, and he asked her to dance with her, what an honor that was.
And those terrible days and we had to leave suddenly. All those promises by the Americans but no results. There is no justice in this world.
Now I will leave the trousers of the son of a Cuban farmer on the floor, and lets go to South Africa.
I was there in the sixtees. A wonderful country, fine peope in Cape Town and Stellenbosch. But day by day you started to wonder about things. In the post office there was this vertical piece of cardboard so that you would approache the guy sitting there from the right while those others would stay on the left. You would be served first no matter how many there was on the left side. And of course there where separate park benches too. Once there was this bold fellow who sat down on my bench and my democratic European heart kicked in and I gave him a nodd and a smile. He smiled politely too. But then we were spotted. a police car stopped in front of us and two guys stepped out and approached us. I looked at my black bold friend, but he was still smiling and I started to wonder if perhaps the police could spend their time on bigger crimes. Then I felt a great disturbance in the force and I realised the police men had stopped in front of me, not a word, just two tight faces stairing at me. Then I suddenly realised I was sitting on the wrong bench. Did I feel like a potential terrorist then, no, stupid yes.
One of the senteces you eventually got a bit fed up with was the "we love our blacks". The first time you hear it you look at the nice person and perhaps you nodd or something but there seems to be absolutely nothing you could or should say. Next you realise that those same people probably never say it to eacjh other and it's for foreigners only and it starts to sound like when Europeans say "we love our cats, dogs whatever, only that they may infact do it.
Then there was the "This is Gods country" people. Always by the Boer part of the people. My vocabulary is not good enough to describe how creepy that starts to sount after a while. Begins aroud your arse and travels up your spine till it hits you in the neck.
In Durban I jumped onto a buss and sat down. Then a guy run towards me, while I was digging for my coins, and said no no you cannot pay, this is a Indian buss only, but it's OK, but you cannot show your head, you must keep it down. So there I was keeping my head on my knees, in Gods country, for free.
In those years sanctions by some European countries had begun against SA. Most people did not think they would affect anything then, the gold, the diamonds, the fruit and the support from countries of inportance would take care of all silly sanctions. I think only one person I met then realised that things had to change and would.
I think most South Africans understand how lucky they where having guys like Mandela and Tutu.
So who ever you are, LucreLout, try on some Bantu trousers and listen, there is always a story, always something to learn, sometimes something forgive, never anything to loose.
The "Searhing for sugar man" video is about a man his life and music but also about a people who was able to change.
And I will never try on Mandela's trousers, they are way way too big for me and for most of us.
Americans understand this "We the People". It was never "I the King" or "We the Queen" or "I the Government" or "We the White". No matter, If it is not "We the People" it will no better than "Ich Adolph".
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