1681 posts • joined 23 Dec 2009
Could be worse!
Could have been William Blake!
Qt a 'Programming Language'?
What is it with TheRegister this week? Are all the IT-journos off sick from hurried-curry and temps filling in?
See also http://forums.theregister.co.uk/forum/containing/2300421
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Re: Geological Sources
Not a geologist myself, but I am thinking are the geological sources of methane on Earth a result of life getting caught beneath changing geology???
Obvious industry shill is obvious!
That these 'research groups' think no one will notice the glaring gaps in their methodology is rather insulting to humanity.
Workspaces in Linux predate both Gnome and Ubuntu by a good many years!
The previous government was, of course, largely indistinguishable from the present one. Or the one before. But I fail to see how that makes it alright.
I have yet...
...to find something on GMaps that isn't at least 50m from its true location (3 blocks away is more typical).
Well, there is always MineTest
Re: Boring is good.
"Local Supercluster" was already taken by the supercluster just north of Coma (off the map shown).
Hope they were insured!
Well, for broken or otherwise 'unfit' goods, one presumes the game would have to be provably sufficiently unplayable or varient to advertised expectations to pass the definition (which numerous games have proved to be over the decades).
For un-wanted items, if the packaging (DRM) is unopened (never-activated) that should be fair evidence of not having played it.
I don't think Valve (or any other software supplier) is being asked anything unreasonable here.
Re: Stick a Fork in it!
Konqueror!!! (see icon)
I wasn't aware you could turn them off. Now I have.
Interested to see if
IceWeasel* strips this functionality or lets it stand.
*Debian's trademark-stripped-for-licencing-reasons version of FF.
A real-world application of holographic memory!
Re: Sure.... want away
Says a frequent user of public roads, and other assorted public infrastructure. *rolleyes*
Re: What happens when
Easy! Turnbull will be retired to a Telstra board position long before then. S.E.P.
Re: Red Flag...
Maybe Red Flag BSD this time?
He is the best place possible ... for learning a whole raft of new skills.
Results only applicable for a perfect sphere moving through a vaccuum!
Which bank^H^H^H^H telco?
Every bloody bank^H^H^H^H telco!
Just don't try to get it past the TSA!
Re: Bugger this... I'm walking.
That won't protect you from other's cars (which now can't see you at all since you don't have V2V built into your body... yet!)
The sharks want their LASERs!
Re: "the shark-bite problem is specific to optical fibre cables rather than their retired copper predecessors"
Re: We will all be driving $25.00 cars that get 1,000 miles to the gallon
That crash at least once a day!
Re: How much?
Dev kits also tend to come with some very low-level engineering support bundled into that price.
Re: design to fail.
If the first-gen AIs are dumb enough to create a 2nd-gen to replace them, then they deserve the same fate as the humans who created them!
Re: Some thoughts...
The DVD rental store still pays a per-hire fee to the rights holder, so, yes, the rights-holder still has a loss. A very small one, but still a loss.
As I have said before. What I want is to be able to purchase - for a reasonable price - a business-card-sized* plastic chit which licences me to hold the content in any form I wish. I get the media in the format that suits my playback equipment (a Linux box at present, but may change ongoing) and the rights-holder gets paid (which, if the media is worth me having, I would like to pay /reasonable/ fee for if only to encourage more media of that type to be made!).
*Business-card-sized means conveniently-small but not misplacably-small and also wallets/boxes for storage are readily available.
Of course they should.
And every time their 360k floppy disk is full, they just eject it, turn it over, reinsert it, and keep on storing. Like any good government minister's understanding of IT will dictate.
Re: Good deal
Yes, you can't really compare prices for dev platforms with hobby platforms! Both are great in their place, but their place is quite different.
That's why it is called the NBN
No Broadband Network
Turnbull has been dining with the Devil,
and the cheque is now on its way.
Nah, they'd just lock us all up. Just to be sure.
Re: Tip of the Iceberg...
We, personally, may not deserve it, but we, taken as a group, ... Thomas is pretty right-on.
Re: Human progress
Well, according to recent genetic studies, at some point we did exactly that.
Re: What a troublemaker
Downvoters may have missed the more obscure form of Aussie sarcasm there!
I got mail!
Hmmm. I recieved a leaflet in my letter box yesterday explaining that in the next few months they would be digging up our area to install node boxes (and assuring us they would put the pavement, grass, trees, etc. back afterwards).
Not /REAL/ NBN, but better than nothing, I guess!
My mum, in a large regional centre down the coast, is still waiting to see if any-kind-of-wired-networking or death-by-old-age reaches her first.
The trick will be in the feedback loop.
ie: Bad code electrifies the electrodes.
Isn't the USA going to do this for us anyway?
They use Hax! I don't want to play in this war any more!
One interesting side-effect of wireless charging pads might be more people actually learning/bothering to park the proper distance from the curb and/or between the lines! And not on the *&$*& footpath!
I was wondering if the relative quiet of e-vehicles might detract from the appeal, but from the video they sound a bit like distant jet engines.
Lister's Vindaloonian impression will have nothing on a mis-dial from this one!
Re: Confused heyrick... Ho humm this old saw again.
"I said many years ago, in response to "Linux is completely secure!" type statements, that Linux was secure THEN because it was not important enough to be an attack vector. With Windows 8 not flying out the door and many many mobile phones running a variant; it has now matured into something worth attacking"
Of course back many years ago, Windows was only a majority player on the Desktop, while the vast bulk of externally-connected servers (the ones serious hackers want to attack) were *NIX. These days, I believe, the spread between *NIX and Windows on the server is closer to 50:50, so by your argument attacks on *NIX systems should be going DOWN!
For those damned yoof amongst us:
The 'turbo' button on PCs of old was a button that, when activated, had the PC run at its full rated speed (generally 12 or 16 - or 20 if you were posh - MHz). When de-activated it would slow the PC down, preferably to 8MHz (though it often just halved the clock frequency).
Why would anyone want to slow down their PC? Well, some games back then, instead of using the PCs clock to pace themselves, relied on the processor speed for timing, so if you tried to play your game with the Turbo button on, it would run rather faster than you might find playable!
Why 'Turbo' on by default and not 'Slow' off by default? Marketing, of course.
Re: interesting to know the ambient temperatures
And the ones in Canberra don't stand a chance against all that hot air emanating from under the big clothesline.
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