I let him slip away
Kris Kristofferson must be wondering how his work ever ended up on El Reg :>)
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Kris Kristofferson must be wondering how his work ever ended up on El Reg :>)
Its not like me to defend Apple but i'm going to.
Apple very likely bought into forestry investment years ago. In the UK and probably many other places, its a tax efficient investment and sustainable.
Every manufacturer knows the value of quality packaging so they are managing that in a tax efficient manner.
Since we all like a nice new box to open when we buy a new product, i think its unfair to criticise them.
If we didn't get the shiny new box with a product, we probably wouldn't buy it. Therefore we are all culpable.
I'm quite sure though, that its not apple trees they're cutting down.
And i forgot
DAB is still being pushed down our throats 20 years later, was a turkey then and still is, in the same way that electric cars are.
Rant over :>)
Well you are entitled to call me a "bit of a tit" Jimmy2cows but i am entitled to my opinion.
So for what its worth from a tit here goes.
The car industry worldwide is worth billions if not trillions when supporting industries are factored in. They therefore have a vested interest in making sure that we are induced into buying personal transport of some description ie; a car. suv or whatever.
They are facing huge pressures to clean up their act, reduce emissions, reduce fossil fuel consumption etc etc.
So much so that by 2020 in Europe ALL manufacturers must average 95g/km. Note the average word.
Now we find ourselves being persuaded that electric cars are a good thing and very few of the "Nutters" are asking why. Well here's the answer.
All of them can easily hit the average by producing electric vehicles while still churning out the gas guzzlers. The problem is, they have to sell them. Roll out the marketing men.
Theres nothing at all wrong with electric vehicles in the sense of reducing air pollution in cities but they are not the answer for lots of reasons which are pretty self evident i think.
Batteries and the disposal of, charging, power supply etc etc. (we will need enormous amounts of power, probably nuclear) These are major issues, the cost of which is being laid off onto the buyers with the carrot of low tax and buying subsidy.
As for driver-less cars, here are just a few examples. Roadworks and diversions, floods, blizzards, trailers.....
Thats my tuppence worth so for all you Nutters out there...have a nice day and enjoy your heavily depreciating Twizzy.
Its not just DAB-pushing clowns we have to worry about. There are whole herds of "its new so it must be good" nutters out there, trying to make us believe that driverless cars for example are the way forward. Or even electric cars for that matter.
"Finland isn’t just known as the country with the highest number of saunas and heavy metal bands per capita"
The Leningrad Cowboys, not original but a class act nevertheless :>)
When there are now so many distros that are more than capable of matching MS or Apple
including Ubuntu, Mint, Fedora and Suse.
And thats before we add the Enterprise Linux outfits like Redhat.
Sorry lads, not today!
according to millions of people but he probably was.
Which just goes to show that if you tell people the same story over and over again, they will believe it.
And that's where we are with all of these catastrophe theories is it not?
Similar to how the Daleks invasion of the universe was fucked up when they arrived at the bottom of the stairs.
It will work sometimes and only sometimes.
The first stiff winter dump or the first time you hook up a caravan or trailer will throw the "intelligent sensors" into chaos.
Now, self driving vehicles on rails....that works.
One more tweak?
How about NOT black writing on white or grey for the headlines?
Red or dare i say it BBC blue?
Have a nice weekend and enjoy the beer!
why don't you publish a page with a few different styles and then take the votes?
Today you published a page for example, that had advertising down both sides of the main body and for me, it was much easier to read. Much less glare.
Its the simple things in life,,,,,
Oh and i meant to say, i don't think it was so much the "change" that was the issue, it was the smack in the face that caused the trouble. But i am pleased that i knew you'd be listening.
We asked El Reg "who would be walking the plank for this?"
They had not got back to us at the time of writing.
Really i have.....
On the Sammy S5 it looks much better but.....
In the (Chromium) browser on the desktop, awful.
Everything about it just looks wrong, from font size to style. I actually find it difficult to read.
If improving the mobile experience was the goal, then you achieved it but ..........
Hope that helps
Is that what you mean?
Proprietary Busses have been around much longer than that with perhaps the DEC Unibus being the most well known and born in the late 60's.
Many OEM's used this to produce industrial machine tool controllers from the 70's onwards.
It's not a radical thought at all.
It would be easy to rant about this and i was tempted.
As any good troubleshooter knows, you have to find the root cause of a problem to provide an effective fix.
Right now there are too many hippies out there that cannot add 2+2 together. It is 4, always has been 4 and always will be 4.
Our problem is that there are too many humans requiring too many resources.
Therefore the answer is obvious except that its too controversial. Even worse than nuclear power.
Its free and you can watch all the judder free content you like.
I agree with you entirely and my point is that while we do have cash it will remain, for the most part, anonymous. A good thing in my view. Although it would appear that there are some amongst us who would like each and every financial transaction logged. I wonder why?
Bitcoin or any of the others for that matter will be traceable eventually which is the point of the article.
We have an anonymous system now. It's called cash!
Sure it can be traced but i'd liked to see a forensic specialist do a traceroute on a fiver over the course of a Friday night in a busy bar. Must be nigh on impossible.
After reading this several times, and some of the report, i'm struggling to see how this makes the UK "tech-savvy"
All it says is that the UK has more connectivity.
Whether the country is "tech-savvy" is highly questionable.
I did. Four corners and a line across.
yip, you're right. I overlooked that small detail.
I wonder how much Auntie makes from flashing it abroad!
because, this afternoon, many pages were hanging waiting for ad.doubleclick.net including the BBC news page,
And i thought the beeb was ad free and funded by the tax payer.........
where the attendees listen to the presenters and interact; ask questions and take part in a debate, rather than updating farcebook or tweeting.
Two tweets make a twat!
No wifi........... OMFG we're all going to die.
And i don't mean Polos :>)
The last one being a 3.2 litre V8 which i loved. The guy i sold it to had it converted to run LPG. Without going into the ins and outs of that conversion, the car then returned the equivalent of 42 MPG when calculating the cost per mile of dual fuel.
LPG was switched in on motorway cruising usually.
But the car i regret selling was a 1990 3.6 XJS 4 speed auto. Always returned about 27 MPG on a motorway run, if you kept the right foot light.
It's bad enough storing your whole life in your wallet. I can't see many taking the ultimate step to transfer that risk to a mobile phone.
But you never know.
I'm going to have a huge smile on my face when Facebook goes titsup.
I think it has a fatal disease with no known cure!!
Petrol has become the enabler that allows you to "commute" to work which you have to pay for.
Its not so long ago that most workers either walked to work or used public transport.
Thats because so many have been claimed by the suicide bombers who are allocated a given number by the Jihadist Committee depending on which energy supply they are fighting to control.
53 is my favourite!
but out of that lot, which ones are energy self sufficient and which ones are laundering the riches of the few?
And Croatia is already an EU member, so that leaves a few basket cases, does it not?
For all of its failings, the EU is still a better bet to my mind. And please note, there are no other sabres being rattled by a party in government, anywhere in Europe, that openly declares that if they win the next election they will have a referendum on EU membership.
I firmly believe that's the wrong choice for England.
As someone else has pointed out, the elephant in the room is Germany but whats not to like about the way that they run their economy?
In any case, the UK and Europe were doing well before the big banks, not only in Scotland, fucked up the worlds economy.
I'd vote yes, only if there was a promise to adopt the euro and become a fully integrated member of the EU.
The world is too small for Nationalism and small countries to stand apart.
Just for the record, i think England should do the same.
So, i finally got to ask the question last night...in the boozer.
The verbatim reply was "that's show business. you have to sell news somehow".
So there you have it. It made me laugh.
He wasn't there.
I will report back but when is another matter.
"All in all, researchers found 17 previously undiscovered religious monuments"
How do they know that?
They were just as likely to have been pagan cannibals for all we know.
But since one of the guys who works for the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute and who did the scans at Stonehenge, drinks in my local bar, i'll ask him tonight.
so we'll have to agree to disagree.
The very name "Television without Frontiers" implies that broadcasts are freely available across member states. But then it depends from which angle you read this. Yes it's to prevent member states blocking transmissions, but unfortunately, the BBC has chosen to restrict the satellite pattern making it nigh on impossible in most of europe to receive these broadcasts and i'm quite sure thats not what was intended by the directive.
But lets look at it another way. The BBC's commercial arm flogs BBC entertainment channels to most of the european cable companies. Allowing FTA channels on Astra in Europe would and did severely undermine that business. The BBC justifies that move by citing copyright and contract infringement. Crap! BBC news on the other hand is freely available everywhere. What a surprise.
I don't see any FTA restriction over satellite from any other EU countries.
Yes indeed but what am i misunderstanding?
Prior to January 2014, Astra 2D was available across Europe with a big enough dish. ( up to 1.5M) This carried not only Freesat but the Sky channels as well.
Come January 2014, actually the opening day of the winter olympics in Sochi. Astra 2E was brought into operation and instantly and deliberately restricted reception across most of mainland Europe. Under the guise of "it will aid reception in the far north"
Are you telling me that this is not "taking action to restrict the availability of programmes from other member states" ?
Thats not the only way.
This works well outside of the UK https://adtelly.tv/chrome-extension/ and gives you access to BBC & ITV as well as iplayer.
F.T.V is available as an android app and is available in XBMC which gives you access to more content that you can shake a stick at. Much of it in high quality.
But this is not the real problem. The BBC and others ( in Europe) are actively trying to restrict their content, claiming copyright issues and this flies in the face of EU broadcasting directives.
You can read about it here and i direct you to the paragraph headed General Principle.
As for being able to watch UK FTA channels in Europe, Astra2 cut off most of Europe in January when they fired up the new Astra 2E sat and thereby cut off Freesat to most of mainland Europe.
In my opinion, totally disregarding the EU directives.
Sky, BT, BBC are in my opinion, illegally trying to block IPTV, much of which is accessed across a VPN and they are getting away with it.
If they made it available at reasonable cost across Europe at least, then the problem would go away overnight.
both of you
Whats a registry?
Should that not be Hendrix Experience?
best comment I've ever read.
have a pint.
It could be a spoonful of coffee, it could be a spoonful of tea
But one little spoon of your precious love, is good enough for me
Men lies about that spoonful, some of them dies about that spoonful
made famous by Jack,Eric and Ginger of course
this argument over 32 or 64.
As far as i remember, 64 bit architectures had an address space of around 41 bits, still a huge improvement over 4GB i suppose. The rest is reserved for ECC, pointers and page frame numbers etc.
So is there really any benefit in a handheld device? I don't know and perhaps you boffins out there could explain the technical benefits other than huge amounts of RAM to flood with cached data.
I agree but lets show some data.
I don't know if this website has an axe to grind but here goes anyway.
Make of it what you will. The data is only included to year 2000.
And for your further reading
Only kidding :>)
where did i say it was a problem?
because he is quite right to point out the hypocrisy of the green brigade.
Here in Austria, there are no kangaroos btw, there is a well developed Nimby mentality that protest against the damming of rivers, the erection of 380Kv power lines, an anti nuclear power station campaign group, electric "green car" campaigners and environmentalists of all shapes and sizes. But when you point out the obvious to them, they bury their heads in the sand.
For example, most new builds of property are built with a "Tiefgarage", (underground garage )office blocks, apartments etc. This uses huge amounts of concrete. Are they bothered? No! Vienna consumes 10% of all the power in Austria, most of which comes from a nuclear power station in Slovakia. Switch it off i tell them. Are you mad they ask? And when you point out that if everyone in Austria bought an electric car tomorrow, they would have to build two nuclear power stations to cope with demand.
Given that the Internet alone is projected to consume 17% of ALL the worlds power in just a few years, any amount of tinkering with energy production will not solve the root problem.
So get over it all you eco-warriors, either we stop doubling the worlds population every 50 years, the root cause of most of the worlds problems, or we keep developing our own Armageddon because that is surely what will happen.
I trust this is a typo and you meant existing?
Can't imagine getting excited about Oracle apps at all :>)
and quite happy about it. When i want to tell my friends something, i use that old fashioned e-mail thingy. And not gmail or hotmail i hasten to add.
I've got a friend who can't leave his fondleslab alone for more than 10 seconds....ooh a Facebook update..ping ping fuckin ping. Drives me mental sitting in a bar trying to having a quiet pint!!
So come on all Troglodytes lets stand together and eradicate this menace now before we all turn into blobs of blithering, bloated buffoons.