129 posts • joined Saturday 23rd January 2010 13:01 GMT
As card counting is done in your head (or it should be) how can it be illegal, or is it a thought crime now? Card counting is not exactly rocket science and every serious blackjack player is doing it.
There are several third-party solutions, the most common one being used with a Touchstone charger. A search on eBay will bring results, although if you fit the wireless charging back it blocks the signal from the NFC reader.
You have no idea, have you?
A verbal approach can be every bit as harassing as a physical one. In any case this is not about the victim, nor is it much about her harasser, it is about a failed HR action and they really, really should have known better.
Someone is anyway...
Yes, how dare he call a shop that sells things made from apples as 'The Apple Shop' and to do it before Apple Inc opened the first 'Apple Store.' The cheek of the man!
What a complete dick.
Re: Take responsibility for your own security
And the minute another is put in and the phone switched on, or the phone connected to WiFi the tracking starts again.
Re: Old news, but still worth re-iterating
Quote - At the end of the day if you have any smartphone you are at risk of being mugged. - Endquote
So am I safe if I am home and snug in bed by the end of the day, or should I be careful at the start of the day and in the middle of the day too?
Re: Just left BE as they no public FTTC plans
Me too, and funny enough when I called for my MAC they tried to persuade me a FTTC offering my only be a few months away. And guess what? Sky already have a FTTC offering.......
"First the Browning Hi Power is a good arm. Its a slight improvement over Browning's 1911.
Out side of that... 1911 is still a great gun.
Personally I'd rather have a SIg P226 over the Glock. But that's just a personal opinion.
I think the Glock is a good basic weapon, but I'm not a big fan of plastic guns. Again its a personal preference."
Do you not know the difference between a pistol and a gun.........
Re: shooting Glock 17 from a UK newbie.
"Agreed, when I was range qualified, we had the cheap and nasty SMG & when the weapon was being cocked, if not done correctly, it could chamber a round & fire, even though the safety catch was on - shudder!"
When I was a SAA instructor I had a cadet student on the range cock his SMG with a cupped hand in the rain. He only got the working parts back past the magazine before the cocking lever slipped out of his hand. The resulting bang and sight of a smoking hole in the ground by the toe of my boot remained with me for a long time. It was early in my career as a SAA and something I made sure would not happen again.
That said, I liked the SMG, it was basic but it worked almost always.
Makes me wonder---
How come all the women who live in countries where shoes are not worn get laid then?
"Biomechanical analyses revealed that wearing high heels led to increased femininity of gait including reduced stride length and increased rotation and tilt of the hips."
The missed the word 'perceived' out of that sentence.
The yacht has been released, but the matter is not settled.
The boat was released by the bailiffs, but only because a sizeable bond was lodged to make payment with, if when they settle the dispute the Jobs family lose.
The issue is far from settled.
Re: 25% of all MPs?
"What is really interesting is that Labour MPs are more innumerate than Tory ones. 77% compared to 47%. Possibly something to do with the fact that a majority of Labour MPs come from jobs that don't require much effort in terms of numeracy? A PPE does not help much except in politics."
What? They are all career politicians these days, none of them have ever had a proper job that required anything more than fence sitting and being snake-tongued.
Can the 'mercans not just shoot it down with their fricken great laser thingy?
Re: @James O'Shea "Yes, there really was a shoot-out in a Wallyworld parking lot..."
As an ex-firearms instructor I can assure you you are wrong. Putting your founds into a magazine is filling the magazine. Putting the magazine onto the weapon is loading the weapon. And that weapon could be something as small as a pistol, which I certainly have loaded and made ready whilst driving a car.
Re: Make your bloody minds up!
Did you not read the bit about the already over-priced iPhone 5 being over 20% more expensive in China? The Chinese are clearly not as daft as the Western nations who buy the stuff as they clearly know a rip-off when they see it.
So you can rent a cop by the hour who will then Taser some one you want out of the shop? America is one seriously fucked up country.
Re: If you throw a ball at a wall
On a pool table the ball compresses the cushion before bouncing back......
Re: Whiter than White
One mm is distance of UP TO one metre. Like your broadband speed at home, you know, up to 24Mb but you only actually get 4Mb.....
Re: its still Apple getting the technology to market.
No, it is now Google. The Google Nexus 10 has a higher resolution screen, Retina is just a trade mark.
don't get the headline here, apple doesn't really need to care, it's HTC he didn't like the idea of sharing this stuff with samsung, not apple"
Apple have said they want Samsung's alleged infringing products banned from the USA as Apple will not licence the technology at any price. By being forced to show what technology they have licensed or exchanged with HTC and at what price is therefore potentially relevant.
The fact that neither Apple or HTC want anyone to know suggests that it may well be relevant.
The judge has seen what technologies are involved and has instructed Apple to give the figures. So they MUST be relevant.
Is it Starbuck's registered office for paying their taxes?
Re: Oh FFS people make mistakes with acronyms/initials.
"older people who use LOL as Lots of Love, for instance"
On FidoNet, which preceded the internet, LOL was "Lots Of Love." lol was "Laughed Out Loud."
Also you could capitalise one or two words to provide emphasis without some knob taking offence and complaining that you were 'shouting'
Re: Majority views
"PS. the El Reg spellchecker is using US dictionary spellings."
Are you sure it is not your browser that has the spell checker?
Watching, watching, watching......
So your girlfriend and/or wife id going to trust this device, sitting there monitoring you. Even if it is not capable of actual video capture do you think they will believe that? So no more sex on the sofa, rug, floor, table, hanging from the chandelier.
This can not be planned as a home device, they really can not be serious.
Re: hush you
"They (postal votes) should be banned unless you can provide a medical certificate to say that you are physically unable to get to a polling station"
So all the British forces serving overseas should not get a postal vote? Or people working off-shore on board merchant ships or oil and gas platforms? Or lorry drivers who will be working away on polling day? Or.......
The list is huge, unlike the intelligence that went into your post.
Re: iphone 5 ... too many problems
"How many Android phones will work with your car without an adaptor?"
Most of them will work just fine over Bluetooth, and that is music, track lists etc. to a Bluetooth car stereo which has full control over the phone.
Can an iPhone not do that?
Who? AAPL or APPL? Make your mind up!
Re: Suck versus Blow
""why the pumps weren't waterproof (or submerged in the diesel tanks), along with watertight electrical feeds to them",
I suppose the problem is no electricity right now."
As long as you had enough fuel to get the generators running then they could power the pumps too.
Re: localzuk --> Posted Friday 26th October 2012 14:00 GMT
No one has a method of STORING energy and then RELEASING it ON DEMAND in the quantities we need (currently approx 37GW for the UK; any idea of HOW to store 37GW of power; never mind releasing it efficiently )
No, but power stations like the one at Ben Cruachan go some of the way to doing this. Anyway you are over dramatising the problem, we will never go from zero demand to a requirment of 37 GW.
Re: 3 for good data? Really?
Cost more? If you can stand the daft name GiffGaff does all you can eat data for £15 a month.
Re: Don't import more oil
Current estimates of UK coal reserves are just under 3.2 billion tonnes. There is plenty of coal, just no will to allow large open-cast projects as they would upset the country folks (who typically vote Tory) and deep mines would take a large investment with no short term gains before they hit profit, which would be about 15 years for full production.
The only way we can resolve the energy issue is to nationalise deep mine coal production and get digging.
Re: Don't import more oil
Yes, but Thatcher made sure none of those mines could be re-opened. So the cost of getting that coal is now prohibitive. We could be mining coal in this country for about £66 a tonne if the mines were still open. Imported coal of the same quality is currently about £81 a tonne.
Not only do you have to multiply up the difference over millions of tonnes, you also have to factor in the savings in benefits etc. to those in areas where mining used to take place, the reduction in natural gas use for power generation etc.
We are still paying for the war against the miners, and we will for the rest of our lives.
quote - Generally, if someone I know has a Samsung TV, phone, microwave or anything else, I am oblivious to it. If someone I know has an Apple device, I am made aware of it on a regular basis.
Question - There are 20 people in a room, one of them has an iPhone 5, how can you tell who it is?
Answer - You don't need to work it out, it won't be long before they tell you!
Re: If Only...
Would this be the same Human Rights Act that the Tories want to get rid of?
I have been invoiced for parking in private car parks with ANPR in the past, but as I was not driving then I had not entered into a contract with the people trying to collect the money. As there is no requirement to keep details of who was driving a non-company vehicle, and no requirement to pass the details on anyway I simply put the letters in the bin.
I would advise anyone in the same situation to do exactly the same.
Re: Pardon My Ignorance
That would depend on the altitude, the higher you are then the thiner the air and the less wind resistance you get.
Is that why there are so many high-quality caddies for sale?
Some eBayers are showing that they have literally hundreds of iomega caddies for sale, it makes you wonder where they came from!
It really is not a problem, they sold 2 million of the handsets before anyone had even seen one. What does it matter to any of those people? They don't care what it does or does not do, it is the latest Apple phone and they MUST have it.
Re: Selfish Politicians
Yep, it is all about supply and demand. If the app creates an increase in demand then prices will rise and the congressmen will have to pay more!
Samsung Galaxy S3,16GB, sim-free: £499
iPhone 5, 16GB, sim-free: £529
£30 difference doesn't seem like a huge "Apple Tax" to me."
Nooooooo! Don't go saying that an iPhone is only £30 more than an S3, all the fanbois think that Android users are too poor to buy Apple kit!
Re: Cerberus app
"Each iPad has an unique identifier.
Turn it on and connect it to the app store.
Then see what happens...
If apple wanted, they could brick the iPad remotely."
Yes but then they would not make any money by
a. Selling a replacement item (as if they were useless when stolen no one would steal them)
b. selling apps & music to go on the stolen item
So no money for Apple if the kill the device. So no way will Apple (or any other manufacturer for that matter to kill their device)
Re: Western Leagal Systems are Borked.
"At the end of the day, if we send someone to prison who was not guilty, they can never be given back what was taken from them. If we fail to convict someone who is guilty, they can be prosecuted later when more evidence comes to light."
If we do it first thing in the morning is it all right then?
Re: Western Leagal Systems are Borked.
"Theft, you work it off in government ran work programs... I.E. have them building roads & fixing pot-holes"
Why should my neighbour who works fixing the roads be put out of work by criminals? Or are you saying he should get paid to stand and watch them do it?
Re: Odd system
And in the UK there are criminals who have been brought to book even when their personal DNA was NOT on the system but because of a family DNA match they were traced. And if they can trace you for that then by extension they could trace or identify you for other reasons, reasons so sinister that we can not imagine them at this time.
When will some people realise that we DO NOT all want an iPhone 5 or an iAnything. It has nothing to do with the price either. If I wanted an iPhone 5 and an iPad 3 and they were in the shops right now then I could go and buy one with the cash currently in my wallet.
I don't want an iPhone. Stop assuming I do!
Re: but I thought I just read that Samsung sells more phones than Apple.
I went to that site and stopped reading when I got to
"Car buyers know that depreciation matters. Some cars lose much of their value the second you drive them off the lot. Others cars you can sell after a few years and recoup most of your initial payment. Cars with high resale value have strong demand, high reliability, and happy owners. A high resale value is the market telling you, “this is a good car.”"
Because many of the prestige cars (like those in the £60K bracket) often have a resale value of £15K or less when second hand at 3 years old.
So anyone comparing the economics of cars to the economics of phones should be avoided.
- Product Round-up Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces
- Geek's Guide to Britain The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex
- FLABBER-JASTED: It's 'jif', NOT '.gif', says man who should know
- If you've bought DRM'd film files from Acetrax, here's the bad news
- Microsoft reveals Xbox One, the console that can read your heartbeat