4883 posts • joined 31 Dec 2009
Re: It's about time
> Facilitators get 10 years minimum prison and high fines.
Sounds good as long as it also applies to corporates.
A movie studio rips off a writer? All its employees and all the stars of its movies get 10years.
A new hit record is suspiciously similar to a 60s rif? Kylie et al all go to the big house.
Re: Quick get the oxycetelyne torches
Ariane5 is pretty close to man-rated due to the original frogs-in-space/hermes project.
Should be easy enough to put a capsule on that and then the Americans can ask the French 'pretty please can we get a lift' - that seems like a win all-round.
Re: Political Posturing
>So are ordinary people.
So we will keep buying $Bnin gas / coal / oil /metals from the Russian government
We will continue selling them football teams
But we will kick a couple of PostDoc researchers working on vaccines out to show our wrath.
Re: This is a real success story for our country
That's the real genius of BT - only they have the infrastructure investment and technical knowledge to achieve ADSL speeds over fibre.
>Bitcoin mining on a GPU now would be a mug's game
Unless you aren't paying for the GPU or electricity.
Re: Mr. Trevor Pott's analysis is correct
And would they have been told that newer versions of Windows would stop netbui, or direct access to the parralel port, or support for x?
Re: XP will only be insecure if connected
>Procedure: Securely fasten CNC machine USB devices to 15 cm mild steel angle iron. Fixed.
Is WindowsXP compatible with 6in mild steel?
I know for Windows8 you need to use Titanium
You want to be able to use any Linux distribution "off the shelf" without wondering if somebody has ported package X to ARM (most performance critical apps aren't just autoconf+make)
This also has twice the RAM, more CPU (for most tasks) and USB3
Doesn't mean it's better for everything, but "ARM good Intel bad" is just as silly as the other way around.
Re: Product != CEO @ NomNomNom
> Imagine if some CEO said it was their opinion that people of different races should not be allowed to marry. And paid towards a campaign to prevent it.
Eric Raymond is a vocal pro-gun supporter. Suppose after the next school shooting Microsoft ran something similar on their website saying if you used an opensource browser or OS you were in favour of killing children.
If the product is the CEO we should all give up linux to embrace Windows and enable BillG to fund more humanitarian causes
Re: Incumbent get more cash from incumbent fund
Yes - there was a startup in cambridge doing to-the-house microwave links with tiny antennae
But it only made sense in volume and since BT was required to run a copper line for your fixed phone - whatever the cost - there was no market for a more expensive (to the home owner) link. Even though it would have actually cost less overall.
Re: Re too obvious
As a compromise the Scots will be allowed to keep the pound - so long as they never spend any.
Traditional Scots are said to be delighted with the idea
Re: Oh Yeah ?
What about all those advertisers who pay for ads on the sites and in print of tabloid newspapers?
If the advetisers don't read the Guardian/Private Eye they might not have heard of the illegal phone hacking activities by the newspapers. With this legislation the CoLP will be able to warn people not to advertise in the Sun.
Re: 'Evidenced and verified'
But the CoLP are in charge of policing the city. And we know what a great job they have done making sure that none of the financial institutions in their jurisdiction never do anything criminal.
Shouldn't they be allowed to spread their expertise further?
Re: encrypt everything?
It shows that conventional encryption works very well - otherwise they wouldn't have needed to hack/pwn and generally invade peoples computers.
Re: Too little too late.
It's not about NSA/GCHQ spying on you - as soon as the data is in the UK you can be sure it's in Fort Meade.
It's about having your Doctors surgery using software from a US company to process your records and finding that the T&C allow the company to sell all your details to the US arm of your pension provider.
An ex-Ford employee is believed to have leaked info - so Ford use a master to key to open all Fords in the UK and search through them for evidence ?
Re: Head to head
Get malaria/bilharzia - a billion users can't be wrong.
Re: Does not add up!
You would simply need to block all naughty sites coming into the country.
Some sort of great firewall, perhaps the Chinese could bid on it.
Re: If you join the club, you keep to the rules
So just claim that their are security reasons for restricting exports - just like we do with anything going to china. Then you can also restrict other people exporting their own rare earths as well.
The original British computer game success and what sums up British culture more than "elite"?
Alternatively - rewrite "frogger" with badgers where the aim is to get squashed
>Did you get the listed reward for being a backer? Yes? Then you you got what you paid for,
Or, I paid for a dev kit for a new VR eco-system which I now find is owned by Facebook.
It's like buying an ARM dev kit, funding the development of ARM, and then being told that all ARM devices were now sold to company X and only company X's software would run on them.
Re: Next up.....
>this is like informing a courier that they may no longer deliver parcels from a particular company because they are known to distribute pirated materials.
If they only deliver pirate materials or have occasionally delivered pirate materials?
The BBC have illegally used stock photos without accreditation and stripped the meta info - should BBC.co.uk be banned by all ISP's in Britain?
Microsoft, Sony, Apple etc have been caught using FOSS code in some products without proper distribution - do they all get banned?
Re: At least one US President
Quite sweet really that any body in the US military-industrial complex thinks Carter is a threat to the status quo.
Rather like finding that MI5 is spying on Tony Blair in case he is a a KGB agent
Re: Why mess around?
Totally unecessary - in fact there is no need for a passport at all.
If you are British, by God, the only reason to leave the country is the occasional need to teach johnny foreigner a lesson - and invasions normally entail a minimum of customs formalities.
If you are a foreigner you should jolly well stay there.
Re: Is there electricity and a network connection at your border entry points?
This is a brilliant idea.
In order to make this work every country is going to have to agree on a single standard and share their databases. The USA, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Russia, Ukraine, Britain and France - all working together in a spirit of cooperation and international brotherhood
Re: Electrocution Wire
But remember that the nearest this is getting to space is being shown at a science fair in Colorado
Re: The big issue
Wait till you see the new space shop-mobility scooter
Coming soon to a Walmart in a Galaxy near you
Returning a laptop to PC World ruined this bloke's credit score. Today the Supreme Court ended his 15-year nightmare
Not just PC World. I don't remember the details but there was a similar case with a BMW
Car was a lemon and the buyer took it back to the dealer who claimed they didn't sell the car to him, BMW Finance ltd (in the Cayman islands or wherever) sold the car - and the dealer had nothing to do with it.
So a long and expensive legal argument between the BMW dealer, BMW UK who imported it, BMW Germany who built it, BMW finance etc etc about whose car it was.
Re: Wait a minute there......
All the ones I type come out green on a black background.
2014 - the year of VMS on the desktop
Well certainly all emojis that represent living beings, people or animals should be banned as Allah demands. I'm not sure of the Hadith position on "Smiling Turd" or Godzilla.
Personally I just want to see the tories and the Daily Mail demanding a fatwa.
Re: NSA has no boundaries
>but you think this all started when Obama took office? Really?
He's had 2 terms to stop it - just like Guantanamo.
It's as if Konrad Adenauer kept Auschwitz operating into the 1960s claiming he was investigating options for starting a program to wind down the Holocaust.
Re: If you believe that...
When Gen Alexander is tried for treason and imprisoned.
When Snowden is welcomed back and put in charge of the oversight agency
then we can start to believe things are changing.
Re: I fail to see how any of these platitudes ...
The programs will be renamed and reclassified
>wonder if they boycott everyone they disagree with?
Surely they must - someone as principled as they are.
But since they haven't called for a boycott of Intel chips made in Israel - we know that they support Israali oppression of Palestinians. They haven't demanded a removal of code submitted by Russian programmers - so they obviously support Russia's little adventure in the crimea. They haven't said anything about the snowden leaks so they are obviously puppets of the NSA
... etc ..etc free range eggs.. save the whales ... save whales ... band seal clubbing... ban Seal in clubs etc etc
Re: Lawmakers and the law
>Look at the track record of the fragrant & delightful Ms Homer...
So all those people who claim you have to go to Eton to succeed in this government only have to look at the shining example of Ms Homer,
Re: We want action @Mad Mike
We have a plan - we just need a few hundred barrels of gunpowder, a cellar and somebody to set them off.
You have the mask, can you help?
Well sir you are a practicing Homo-sapien, you matriculated with young women at college and your sister is a thespian. I believe you also practiced celibacy as a teenager.
Re: Political Posturing
For a "crime" that would be perfectly legal if they had stood outside parliament and shouted it?
Re: As a 'lady' famously said...
It must be the easiest and cheapest way of deciding if a new rule is good
Does an industry cartel immediately oppose it?
It's like automatically being in favour of anything the Daily Mail opposes.
Re: All the world's knowledge
When I wor a lad - I lived in a town where the only bookshop was the corner newsagent.
A bus ride away was a town with a WH-Smith that sometimes had a computer magazine with programs I could type in on my Vic20
Now a kid in rural India has MIT computer science lectures on their tablet, all the source code to an operating system free for the download and sites to ask millions of other people questions and learn from them.
If that doesn't make a difference then I'm an Anonymous Coward
This is the company that created a vector graphic format that you could embed executable commands in - as a "feature"
Re: Microsoft Word 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013
Fortunately I stuck with WindowsXP and OfficeXP so I'm safe
Don't forget that if you like having a 3x3 grid of your favorite apps on your phone - you would like a similar grid with every last little utility that visual studio installs.
Want to be able to single touch and launch the windows foxpro resource toolkit compiler linker librarian - no problem.
Re: What a career!
The great Bill Hicks line: -
If you work in marketing or advertising, just kill yourself. No joke here, really. Seriously, kill yourself, you have no rationalisation for what you do, you are Satan's little helpers. Kill yourself, kill yourself, kill yourself now.
Re: Getting beer too weak or strong is not as bad a fault as crashing a spaceship
It was an American spaceship so its design would have been fueled by American 'beer' - it was probably a mercy that it crashed
Or possibly failing to find theodolites and GIS packages that work in medieval
So why not
Move Colossus and all the computing museum to the Science Museum and let Bletchley Park Consolidated Global Holdings Inc Ltd try and continue on their own as a Community Catalyst Catapult funded conference center - as they obviously want to.
We don't insists that every WWII aircraft at Duxford is housed in a museum on the site of the airfield it served from or the factory it was built in
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