3102 posts • joined Thursday 31st December 2009 17:37 GMT
Re: What the hell
>Does one do with a box containing about 50 floppy drives, including some 5 1/4" ones.
Label them "Top Secret" and leave them in a bar in Soho
>Which is why tape should never be your ONLY backup
Except if you are using tape it's precisely because there is no other way of doing it!
Boss, I'm not sure if we can trust that tape robot with the 1000 x 125Tb cartridges in it.
Ok go and buy 100,000 USB harddrives and make a spare copy
I think you are confusing obvious common sense with the law.
If you did this you would be immediately fined and probably imprisoned because they aren't qualified to appear before the bar in that state.
Re: The shame of it is
>Not quite sure what went wrong.
The advantages of mastering:
10 print "johnny is a w_nker"
20 goto 10
In the global economy, was rather less than we thought?
Re: Must be Republicans running Minnesota!
> Allow free education for anyone?
Generally it's Democrats that are against non-standard education - the teachers union is about as powerful as the NUM used to be in the UK.
In general anything stupid being done "for the good of the common people" is democrat, anything stupid being done "for competitiveness, growth and prosperity" is republican.
Re: Exactly how are they intending to enforce this?
They are going to introduce IQ tests when you get your driving license.
Anyone that scores over the average has obviosuly been reading books and will be punished.
Ironically Mn is in the middle of a row with telcos about it's plan to install $35M of public fibre to attract high tech business to the area - so long as none of those attracted had done any of that-there book-learning outside the state presumably.
Re: I think...
That's the difference between ICT and CS.
ICT (=typing up your HW in Word) crosses the curriculum and other than perhaps having typing lessons in junior school alongside learning joined-up-writing - probably doesn't need it's own GCSE
CS is a reasonably genuine subject, it's either applied maths or applied engineering. So just like all the other sciences are applied physics but they still get their own classroom.
Re: deispite all the argument above
>The fundamental point for me is
>Gove == Idiot
Even more worryingly, compared with almost every other minister that has buggered around with education in the last 20 years - he isn't.
Re: The Distinction....
>The Internet is a physical network and all the logical structures related to packet layer communications.
Or the internet is a protocol on top of the wired network - or actually these days generally on top of some other packet protocol.
It's friday and I'm feeling pedantic
> 'Well, I can't do anything about that because you haven't used the technical term. I need to know exactly what part of your knee hurts."
True - but if you took the car to the garage and said; the engines broke, when you mean you have a flat tire then they might be a little confused
>Finding math teachers is kind of easy because the whole population understands basic math
Finding maths teachers is easy because the school curriculum has about as much math in it as ICT has computer science.
Re: Why hasn't he been given...
Because for most of the actors playing bond - either their wig would have fallen off, they wouldn't have got their gut behind the steering wheel - or in the case of Mr Connery, it would look like they were pedalling it.
Re: "First they came for the national socialists"
No - instead they censored the communists and banned any communist newspapers, just to make sure thsat those extremists didn't get into power
The accused "Elizabeth II" was the named head-of-state for the inteligence service that illegally spied on the meagupload owner.
Although she claimed to have no knowledge of megaupload, military inteligence, or the current whereabouts of New Zealand, the women known only as "the queen" was still held responsible.
And $250 is still netbook territory.
At $99 it would be an interesting toy - but if it only does web - why do i need "a tablet with a keyboard" ?
Re: But, to be fair...
There aren't anti-fascist laws, just specifically ones against Nazis
These are sometimes a bit ridiculous - there was a history exhibit at Berlin train station where any photos taken 1933-1945 had little black circles stuck over a certain symbol. IIRC you also aren't allowed to buy/sell stamps from the period
Re: tru dat
So no need for ofcom or your ISP to be involved
The MPAA can simply tell the US govt to tell your VPN's parent company/bank/credit card company to force them to hand over all the details under the "it's an election year and we fund the campaign" rule
Re: What if Japan did this too?
if the vote goes the right way we could have the same issue with Berwick!
I think china is the "rouge" state - even with their capitalistic shift they are still official "red"
Taiwan isn't even slightly pink-ish
Re: illegal opinions...
Or even the opinion that you don't think Daily Express/Princess Di levels of national hypocrisy are necessary for every missing kid.
And more importantly - even if the police did get their act together and impound a router in Estonia talking to a load balancer in Korea and so find and shutdown the VM in the Netherlands.
Then 10 secs later another VM copy paid for by a Mr J Smith's disposable credit card spins up in Canada.
Re: UK prices
So new product from widely disliked company, no apps, no buzz, no fans. But it manages to match the price of the market leader who has people camping outside it's stores to look at a new model.
By this logic Lada should launch their 4wheel, 4door car at the same price as a BMW - then it's sure to sell
Presumably because reducing the size of a pint of Australian "beer" is a benefit.
"They don't spell it XXXX out of ignorance Lewis"
Re: I miss the ounce...
>and kilos anything but potatoes.
That explains a lot of German cuisine then
Re: missed the poll
You're not as confused as him - it's not your job to be as confused as him
Re: Oh dear, I see a logical progression from Anonymous and viruses
"After prosecuting several hundred completely innocent grannies, chavs, and the like the courts deem the system to be useless "
But the police and local council will find it invaluable.
"Ok nosher - put your hands up for the post office job" - otherwise we have 100cases of movie downloads at 250,000 fine/each we can get you for.
"Dear Mr Smith - thank you for your letter about bin collections" - I see you recently visited a paediatrics web site, please send a letter congratualting the council on it's service or we will pass this onto your children's school
Re: The logical extension
No need - anyone who uses a VPN is by definition a criminal or a terrorist.
If you have nothing to hide why would you try and hide from the all seeing eye of Theresa May ?
Re: Some of you don't seem to understand...
But the nice thing about the ones built with slave labour - the ones made on a friday afternoon are just as good !
Re: RE: My anecdotal evidence
No - he just proved both wifi sensitivity AND homeopathy in one experiment
The wifi router case simply retained a memory of the Wifi emission
Remember it's all about image - think of all the young trendy people out there.
Balmer - women want him, men want to be him !
Re: Chasing Apple's tail lights?
> Microsoft might very well follow them into the ditch..
Traditional advantages of windows :
"what do you mean compatible - it's Windows!" Changes to Well you have your Windows8 desktop that can run windows apps, so can your windows8 laptop running desktop - but it can only run new apps from the app store if they are approved. Then your tablet can only run the toy version of MS office and IE, your phone can run a different set of MS only approved apps and a different version of toy office and IE.
Anyone can write software for it - changes to "MSFT have to approve your app, no adult or unsuitable content allowed", You can write your own apps for Desktop - for now - but they can't use any new features.
You mean your business relies on some in-house apps? Should have stuck with IBM then shouldn't you!
On the other hand most of the senior people at the Moscow embassy in the 50s are now dead!
It's the same as the dangers of classical music, Almost all classical composers are dead yet most heavy metal band members (except drummers) are still alive and well.
Remember kids, if somebody offers you a harpsichord - just say no!
Repeat After Me
If and when Apple release a new product, do a review of it.
Running stories that they may or may not announce something on some future date is about as useful, but slightly less interesting, than supermarket tabloids telling me which z-lister is fat
They want a bit of wire with a SATA plug on one end and a cat-5 socket on the other and an ARM in the middle.
Why does Amazon want 1000s of Xeons spinning away serving up e-books?
"In ten years, computers will just be bumps in cables." Gordon Bell (Feb 90)
>dedicated, uncontended IP connection
How exactly do you get a dedicated IP connection ?
Other than running your own bit of Cat-5 between every phone and an exchange, and having a woman with a beehive perm and horn rimmed glasses plugging and unplugging network jack to connect calls - you are going to be switching packets somewhere
Re: Better late than never ;-)
How would a second core help uptake in the education market they were built for?
They explained many times about the difficulty of getting a wifi approved in every country in the world - that's why even you big name laptop actualy has the wifi as a little plugin mini-pci card
Re: The Cause Of His Symptoms
what if his neighbour hadn't been able to afford a lawyer, or hadn't looked sympathetic in court, or was a gender/skin colour/race that the jury didn't like - then he would have won and the laws of physics would have been determined by the precedence of a case in some backward US state.
Re: The point is..........what?
> how is WinRT more secure than iOS
By limiting connectivity to VMSNET running over Token ring the potential for virus infection has been greatly reduced.
In addition, binaries will not only have to be signed but they can only be installed by typing them in from listings printed in the back of magazines.
The use of weak passwords have been prevented by the removal of 'p' 'a' 's' 'w' 'o' 'r' and 'd' keys from the keyboard
Re: All that's missing
I propose a new reg unit of redundancy speed to replace the venerable "Osbourne"
I was going to suggest the "WebOS" but I think Win8 (also known as WinCE-ME) might beat HP's best efforts
Re: "A[sic] unencrypted stick amnesty by the force's data controller.."
It does become a bit of a scape-goat job though.
It's like the Met's race relations office.
1, Some copper beat up a black guy it's on the news.
2 Ok, fire the race relations officer
3, Whose next on the list to be race relations officer ?
Re: They have "Greater Manchester Police branded memory stick"s?
>Do you also advocate criminal charges against anyone who loses a company USB stick, or just those who work in the public sector?
If it harms people - ye. If I take home a list of people's credit card numbers and pins and lose it then I should get the same jail time as if i had gone round and robbed them.
Get drunk and smash a window at work = arrested.
Get drunk and leave a list of all the undercover MI5 agents in a strip-club = laughed off.
Truecrypt = more than one syllable, that mean they would need a fast-track graduate intake
Finding one of those who didn't do media studies is tricky
Re: I think we all know the cause of his symptoms
>He should even apply to win a million dollars from James Randi for his talent.
Everybody who can do this is presumably already working for the NSA
If you can detect a wifi being on in another house you should be able to detect a Russian nuke sub
Re: Inquiring minds...
>There have been enough cases where complaints were made about new mobile masts...
>Only to then discover that they hadn't been powered up yet.
So that's premature hyper-sensitivity disorder ?