751 posts • joined 18 Feb 2010
Re: My 2p @Mike Smith The answer to your problem?
Watch this, it's long but well worth seeing. Joe Wilson gets very animated when he starts ranting about the Hollywood beancounters. NSFW but contains some gems.
Damn those ruskies
With all the flight MH17 news and comment I think that the BBC has pissed off Putin quite a bit recently . Coincidence? I think not.
Learn from the historical documentaries!
"Try to not land in the soup."
and on no account touch that monolith.
It's the lair of the white worm
Send in the boy scouts!
For the younger readers this film contains one of the funniest sex scenes ever filmed.
See how the useless scumbags voted
That's the last vote you get from me Alistair.
Re: Libraries Yet more DRM hindrance.
For me to borrow an ebook from my library I would have to install Adode Editions which is not possible as I only run Linux/Android. So TPB has become my library.
In the case of probes that are very distant I have often wondered what these boffins are monitoring on their screens. Bearing in mind a communication delay of many minutes, is it where the probe actually is now or where it was x minutes ago or perhaps where it should be in x minutes? Confused? I am!
Hopefully someone will know the answer.
OK they have worked out where the dust comes from but where does all that fluff originate. <looks under bed> A prize for the first person to mention shockwaves :)
Re: Telephone calls
"This is The Computer Support department of Microsoft" said an Indian Voice."
That poor guy spent 10 mins. trying to "fix" my Linux laptop before I told him to feck off.
All the people who responded positively to negative stories and vice versa get tagged as potential psychos and then get nothing but gun and knife adverts.
Re: Humans > robots?
Yes but there is useful stuff in the Americas and bugger all on Mars, not even any air.
The last time this happened everyone went blind :(
Otari 1" 8 track
I used to use one of these and for instruments like a saxaphone you can't beat the tape compression,
it never went into distortion.
Luvvies, don't you just love 'em
I was recording the soundtrack for a film at cheapo studio rates when I discovered that everybody else were on union rates. I let slip that I was also a union member and they had to pretend that I'd played the harmonica and gave me a bunch of cash. Somewhere out there my name is on the credits as a muso instead of sound engineer.
All TV is dumb
When repoting a bus crash TV editors seem compelled to show me a stock image of a bus.
I KNOW WHAT A FECKING BUS LOOKS LIKE!
Please credit your audience with some intelligence.
Can you still mine for hashish there?
The Real George Orwell
This is worth a listen, some very intelligent views on the subject.
Quite scarily it seems to be happening right now.
I read that the boffin had also found the same X in Platypus. This showed that it had endured for a looong time.
New movie plot? Man gets bitten by radioactive Platypus, grows poisonous barbs on his heels and starts laying eggs. I want Steven Segal in the lead as only he could express the subtle emotions of the role.
Yesterday I checked to see if there were any GGs in the UK for a popular activity... there were none.
I don't have a Facebook account so I'll have to rely on that old tech. telephone.
Or you could use an iPood to bury your shiny thing with an acorn and grow an oak tree.
Oh no! You cannot because a device for burying turds infringed on the all encompassing Apple empire and was banned.
general ignorance question
Say we put a telescope on the Moon pointing at Kepler-186f in conjunction with one on Earth. It would collect photons from a disc the same radius as the Moons orbit.
Would Kepler-186f look bigger? Or would it be out of focus due to the Earth/Moon's orbit around the Sun? Or something else?
There must be something wrong with my understanding here but I'm sure that someone will tell me why.
He could argue that he hired a secret lawyer to contest his case in a secret court. Of course he is bound by law not to reveal any of these details or if he did in fact do any of them. Allegedly.
Remember to wear knickers
So is my flying car is going to be made of glass?
I would not touch Windows 8 with a bargepole, thanks anyway.
"shoot video of the patent for sharing with the rest of the team,"
Only if the patent has rounded corners!
"things not normally associated with volunteer work."
Like all those Doctors who volunteer to work in disaster areas.
We should feel sorry for people who every waking moment think only of money.
Get a life!
" the copy in the VM is keyed against VirtualPC's emulated hardware "
In the interests of research only, where is the emulated BIOS file kept?
Re: This has been used in the wild on Bitcoin exchanges
"I suspect it's directly caused by this issue."
I suspect it's the NSA, because they are the puppets of the banks who really don't want Bitcoin to succeed.
The ability to move money without the bank getting a cut? Preposterous!
I read yesterday that the Co-op are about to sell Sim cards. The prices looked good.
Unfortunately they use EE.
Sorry Co-op but you just lost a potential customer.
Unintended consequences of mesmeric TV screens
If it makes the woman in white think she's a teapot then I don't want one.
The reason that I abandoned Windows was that I spent more time running programs to eliminate malware than actually using it productively.
Last week I saw the first pop-under in years while running Chromium on Xubuntu and visiting yify.tv. (Warning! It's best not to visit this site if you're running Windows)
"No, the team writing the Hyper-V tools are up to date and are part of the Hyper-V team. It is the Linux manufacturers that lag behind in merging the updates to the Integration Tools into their releases. As it mentions in the Microsoft statement."
In other words, Microsoft keep moving the goalposts to ensure a constant level of FUD.
As for me, I'm going to do one last update and leave XP locked into a VM for the odd time that I may need it.
Hopefully I will never have to install 2GB of bloatware (Nokia Smart Suite) just to update the firmware on my featureless phone ever again.
Darwin awards all round
As more and more FB users walk in front of trucks whilst wearing their 3D goggles.
Maybe planes should carry some EPIRBs. If there were three of them distributed about the cabin then chances are that one would escape the wreck and float to the surface.
Not very expensive to buy and cheap to maintain. Airlines could advertise the fact that they're carried to boost passenger confidence.
Re: upgrading old boxes
I'm typing this on an eeePC900 running Xubuntu 13.10.
An easy install, it all works OOTB and boots up very fast. It resumes from suspend in a couple of seconds and is reconnected to wi-fi in a few more. Added Chromium, it's faster than Firefox.
If you are going for the full-fat install then consider moving /tmp and /var to the 16GB drive because the 4GB drive will fill up fast and leave no room for the updates.
Upgrade to XP now.
I'm working on a boat at the moment, the LaserPlot chart-plotter runs on MSDOS!
Maybe that's why I keep getting invites to Linkedin.
Re: Insecure = ok?
I find your plant pot analogy to be wrong.
Say that I'm on the subway and and man next to me has fallen asleep with an open folder on his lap.
I cannot but help to read some confidential information and then tell it to my friends. Is that hacking?
I must be missing something
I seem to have led a normal life without seeing any tweets.. From reading El Reg I understand that it so sort of communication system that "celebrities" use to let their followers know that they've had a dump.
WTF is that about and why should I care?
I wondered why my cloud space is always full. Presumably the handle Mystic Zetabyte is already taken.
Is there an Arapaho word for this?
When working in any confined space why is the tool that I need behind me?
And how the hell did it get there when I only just put it down?
Anyone who is recommending MS Office should be sacked immediately.
What a complete waste of time, money and resources.
It's sad enough already to see grown men wearing their football shirts in the pub but this "invention" will put them into a whole new league of fail.
Re: Let's hope it's less buggy than 13.10...
13.10 is working fine for me on my netbook.
Am I the only person to have owned one of these?
The basics of chord based microwriting could be learned in half an hour.
It could also be used as an extra keyboard for your PC.
It might have been better to analyse the water and see if it was the drinking sort.
I would imagine that the cooling water would have tasted strange after being pumped around a lot of plastic pipes. You would think that it would have contained anti-freeze but it seems not to be the case. A coloured dye would make their life easier.
Maybe a spectroscope could have told them the difference.
20 or more years ago some crooks tapped into the phone lines of a gold broker.
They ordered a quantity of gold and presented a bankers draft.
When the broker rang the bank they were diverted to the crooks who verified the draft.
The gold was delivered and very quickly the crooks and gold vanished, never to be seen again,
It was a brilliant scheme, the gold gets delivered to you and nobody got hurt.
AFAIK nobody was ever caught.
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