... and velcro mitts.
81 posts • joined 18 Jan 2010
I don't know. If you want to do maximum damage to a piece of equipment, do you try to hit as many parts of it as possible, or do you try to make all your bullets fly through one small hole?
Re: @Manolo ...Varmint?
Hailing from Europe, I have indeed never been around an armadillo :-)
Thanks for explaining the nuisance factor.
How bad is the leprosy factor? Are 99% infected, or 0,001%? And how big is the chance of transmission?
What exactly is so troublesome about armadillos that they need shooting?
"It does rather raise the question of what part of Ofcom "ruling" you did not understand."
He isn't talking about the Ofcom ruling he's wondering why she hasn't been fined for urinating in public.
Re: Drugs *can* be re patented for use in differenct conditions.
No, they can't be repatented. The patent is for the substance itself (and sometimes for the method(s) of synthesis and/or purification) and not for its application. Pharmaceutical companies would synthesise a lot of compounds, get patents for them and then start testing them to see what they might do. They can be registered for a new application, but this does not confer the kind of economic protection a patent does.
Re: Video Machine
Since the Ouya manages just that with ease, this thing should certainly be able to do that.
Re: Live feeds?
Well, you poor Brits... Still dark at eleven in the morning? It's noon here and I still get the exact same clips of the otters and meerkats.
"But live feeds of these animals from London Zoo are part of an innovative trial of a new technology called ‘TV white spaces’."
Uhm, let me see, it's a quarter past ten in the evening here in continental Europe, which means it's a quarter past nine in the UK. The meerkats are basking in the sun. Live feed my furry arse!
They need to stop having marriages between first cousins.
"That doesn't stop governments from installing them as revenue-generators."
I think Whiskers forgot the sarcasm mark when he wrote "there is no other legitimate reason for installing speed cameras".
Updated my Nexus 5
Battery life quite shorter. It is definitely slower. Coming back from an app or the app menu to the home screen, there is considerable lag in building up the screen: first empty, then icons, then widgets. Reformatting the cache partition did not help. Phone app looks garish, like Windows 8. The calendar app is a disaster in UI design. I'm a Nexus user since the Nexus One, so I've had my share of Android updates, but this is the first time I feel an update is not an improvement, neither in UI (subjective) or in performance (objective). I'll be reverting to Kit Kat 4.4.4.
Nexus 10 as well
Your article does not mention it, but the Nexus 10 is also supposed to get the update.
I am eagerly awaiting it, as so far it has been my most disappointing Nexus device.
It locks up or reboots spontaneously.
It looses it's wifi connection all the time, or has a very slow connection.
You can't use a Bluetooth keyboard while you have wifi on as this causes repeat keyboard presses.
If Lollipop doesn't fix it, I am tempted to bin it.
Re: Can you really run your business on a smartphone?
"even revenue protection and enforcement"
Yes, these big six inch phones are big enough to bludgeon someone with.
Re: A simple solution
I've had iguana in the West Indies. It's pretty good, tasted like lamb, but that might have been due to the curry it came in. I guess one is supposed to say "tastes like chicken" when eating exotic meats.
Re: Great US coverage of this story
It made me giggle too, especially as the post was "Edited for clarity and spelling"
Now, seeing as I'm neither French nor English, let's see if I can come up with the correct spelling: hors d' oeuvres. That should be it, I think. On a related note: I always find it strange that a main course is called an entrée in the USA. Don't they know the meaning of entrée?
... urge to quip about Japanese cheerleaders riding my balls...
I'll go get me coat.
Re: Smoking seaweed?
You are spot on. Rather than "intelligent" behaviour, this sounds like opportunistic hunting, a quite common behaviour under water. I have seen jacks swimming with sharks and stingrays, hoping to catch some morsels (from the sharks) or small fry (stirred up by the rays). Once I observed a jack that had turned yellow (which I didn't know they were able to do) to blend in in a school of grunts.
I have an ISP-supplied 7360, that I am quite happy with. It has a DECT telephone connected and it did experience the ghost calls, up to hundreds a day. I resolved it by making a blocking rule to not accept calls without a number. Probably keeps away the telemarketers as well!
Re: Nexus 10
NNNNNo, assssssss IIIIII wwaaassssssss exxxxpeccctiiing:
Bluetooth bug not fixed.
I am trying to see if the update has arrived for my Nexus 10, but as usual, it will not connect to WiFi.
Would be nice if they'd finally fix that.
That and the bug where a Bluetooth keyboard repeats all characters when WiFi is on.
My most disappointing Nexus device, the N10.
Re: > everyone's favorite cured breakfast meat
"Perhaps not in the Arab world."
And don't forget the Jewish world.
Though I have an Israeli acquaintance who keeps kosher, but makes an exception for bacon, because it just tastes so good, God can't have meant for him not to eat it.
Re: One Question
"Why enable automatic updates if the VM can/will never access the internet?"
Because those updates don' t only fix exploits that can be remotely exploited, but also all other kinds of bugs?
The other way around?
Since you' ll be using Windows mostly, wouldn't you be better off running Windows with Linux in a VM? Especially the USB bit would get complicated to implement, but easy when running Linux in an VM.
A day off and a brilliant BOFH! Great Friday!
And how about actually using WiFi and Bluetooth?
"There’s no need to talk too much about the operating system because, being a Nexus-branded device, it runs unadulterated Android"
There is a lot of need to talk about the OS, especially since it is a Nexus device. For instance, does Bluetooth actually work? My Bluetooth keyboard will only work decently if I switch off WiFi. Google for it and you will find hordes of Nexus users struggling with this problem (on Nexi 4, 7 and 10, mine is a 10). And I don't use BT for audio, but apparently that does not work properly either.
Another problem for Nexus users is WiFi dropping. How is that on the new N7?
And since inevitably some dumbass will show up to claim that since his Nexus is working fine, I must be making this up and the problems do not exist:
WiFi : https://code.google.com/p/android/issues/detail?id=40065
Bluetooth keyboard: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/nexus/ORce7P9V4qU%5B1-25-false%5D
Bluetooth audio: http://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/nexus/nVjWKiUvvPs
It has, or at least it used to have a feedback option, as I flagged the swallow problem almost a year ago. Maybe they removed it, since they were not acting upon it anyway.
Detours via English
Actually Google Translate should do relatively well on legalese, I read once that his been trained with all the translations of minutes from meetings of the EU (EP, or EC).
That being said, going to or from English usually goes pretty well, but problems arise for instance with going from Dutch to French: English is being used as an intermediate. Take for instance the Dutch word "zwaluw", which means swallow, the noun, not the verb. It comes out in French as "avaler" which is the verb "to swallow". Correct translation should be "hirondelle" and in a straight Dutch - French translation you will get that, but the detour through English messes up the translation.
Nexus 10 too
The Nexus 10 already had a known problem losing WiFi connectivity, unfortunately 4.3 did not fix it.
Google "Nexus 10 WiFi" and Google will auto suggest "dropping".
Also my Bluetooth keyboard is next to useless on the Nexus 10 unless I turn WiFi off.
I deeply regret ever having bought the Nexus 10.
My Galaxy Nexus on the other hand functions without issue, both on 4.2 and 4.3.
Re: Nexus 10 wifi fix?
Lucky for you, but it's a known issue:
Or just Google "nexus 10 wifi issues".
Nexus 10 wifi fix?
And does this update fix the abysmal wifi performance of the Nexus 10?
(or better: lack of performance, since the connection often drops altogether)
Would be about time...
The previous poster was pointing out that injection is not a legal term.
It probably should be injunction, but IANAL.
Hell, IANEANES, so what do I know.
(I Am Not Even A Native English Speaker)
Facial hair is for animals
That being said, don't think I don't support "The Cause". Having lost my mother to cancer only a few years ago I have since donated hundreds of Euro's to cancer research, but not by sporting facial hair.
My hero brother climbed it four times last summer, second year he participated.
Ipad as generic name for tablet
I would guess most under twelves don't know the difference between a tablet and an Ipad and just use the word Ipad as a generic term describing all tablets.
We have a Philips "smart" TV . So smart it sometimes forgets it is already to connected to the network and you have to run the setup again. Horrible UI. The media player on it is terrible as well. I can't wait for my Ouya to arrive so I can use XBMC instead.
Re: Kate in a bottle
"until the premature abandonment of the KDE 3.x series by distros."
It is safe to go back to KDE now.
Happily running KDE 4.9.3. Stable, usable, versatile, pretty.
And indeed: preferring Kate when I want to do something in the GUI, otherwise vi(m).
I find that for a quick and small change to a file I often use vi, but for larger changes, where a good overview of the syntax is needed, I prefer Kate. Quick scrolling in a file is more comfortable in a GUI than on the command line.
Re: I've been using Linux since mid-late 1993 (Slackware).
"By the way, what do you do when someone sends you a .doc or even a .docx file?"
manolo@quokka:~$ strings foo.doc
Re: The suspect hasn't been named
Oh yes, we had a great one like that recently. In a case of probable corruption and bribery, John S, owner of Smith Realty was arrested.
Most likely: yes. Dutch judges tend to be quite strict on these sort of things.
(Except of course when it pertains to tax matters. When the Ministry of Finance acquired a DVD with stolen data from foreign banks with data on Dutch holders of savings accounts abroad all of a sudden this was not considered illegally obtained evidence)
Re: The suspect hasn't been named
If you check my other post, you can take an educated guess ;-)
Welcome to Absurdistan
"Hilarious: sometimes even the police has published photos of criminals on the run with those bars in an APB, because, you know, criminals have a right to privacy too."
Re: The suspect hasn't been named
"Apparently over there they're only named once found guilty."
And often not even then.
It is not a law, but a voluntary code most media (except some shock-blogs) adhere to.
(It is different of course when a criminal chooses to become a public figure, like Heineken (the person, not bottles of) abductor Willem H ... errr I mean Holleeder)
Instead of full name they will only list first name and first letter of surname: "Adolf H. was arrested on suspicion of genocide". "Adolf H. was convicted for shoplifting".
If photos are published, they will have a black bar over the eyes. Hilarious: sometimes even the police has published photos of criminals on the run with those bars in an APB, because, you know, criminals have a right to privacy too.
Re: Did you read? [was So much nonsense
Yes, I read it. Low on science, high on speculation.
Re: Did you read? [was So much nonsense
And how is this going to influence taste, when taste is mostly the interaction of volatile organic compounds (not being ethanol) with protein receptors embedded in a lipid membrane in the nasal cavities?
What does that have to do with how water is ordered around ethanol in a glass?
Re: So much nonsense
"Enough to taste the difference. You could always TEST it by trying it, rather than deriding it. Any vodka drinker will tell you that it tastes far smoother straight from the freezer. Ice always makes harsh spirits smoother-tasting. "
Read again. Where am I saying there is no difference? I am just disagreeing with the offered explanation for the difference. As a pharmacist, I actually do have knowledge of both (physical) chemistry and physiology.
And assuming I don't drink without even knowing the first thing about it is just preposterous.
So much nonsense
" Ice is also vital for one other factor: melting water produces the infusion of unattached H2O that snips open the esters."
What do you think is the other 60% in a drink that is 40% alcohol? Yes, indeed, mostly water. Oh, I see, that water is already "attached", so not available for interaction with esters. Attached to what exactly? This is probably related to the next bit of bullshit:
"there may anyway be perceptible differences between apparently identical alcohol/water solutions, which can nonetheless be different one from another in the way the water arranges itself molecularly around the alcohol"
Scientists that state that probably also believe in homoeopathy. Homoeopathy is also supposedly all about ordering water.
"neat or almost-neat spirits are hard to drink at room temperature and chilling keeps the alcohol cold until it hits your esophagus, where it starts to evaporate, making it easier to drink."
And exactly how much alcohol will evaporate in the half second the drink is in my oesophagus and has not even assumed body temperature yet, coming from a few degrees above zero? And how will that make it easier to drink? Will it start to bubble? Form a froth?
Read about Linus' Google+ post on Slashdot, but their conclusion was that Linus actually mostly liked KDE.
Re: Costs more than $99
Worse still, where I live, the mail man will handle the paying of import duties and VAT for you (without me asking him to do so, or even give consent) and happily slap another fifteen Euros or so(*) on top for providing that service and not even bother to attach a specified invoice.
*: Since there was no specified invoice, I have no way of knowing how much was import duties and how much was their fee. VAT I can work out, as that is a fixed percentage at 21%.
Re: Too bad you can't have multiple browser windows/tabs
Click compose. To the right of the "To:" field is a little box with an arrow pointing to the upper right.
Click it. A new window opens with your to be composed message in it. All your other gmail goodness is available in the main window for your perusal. This option has been there for ages.