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Where's the causation? Have they really eliminated any other factors or is it purely the "must be climate change" meme?
It's quite obvious that they've put the cart before the horse (goat) here, and that in fact the local climate is changing in response to the size of the goats. It's a well known fact that goat size is critical to the formation of Capricornicus molecules, which in turn directly affect cloud formation, and therefore the average temperatures of the region.
(@fading, just in case you're wondering, I agree with you)
some really big advances in science, especially regarding the molecular sciences and dating techniques
I'm sorry, I read the above passage and was still in the rumpy-pumpy mindset, and wondered for a moment what dating techniques the Neanderthals had developed to pull a Cro-Magnon...
If a business can afford a leased line, perhaps they can spend that money on multiple low grade ADSL/Cable links instead, combined reliability should be better...
Yep, except where there is only one choice of provider, so all the broadband links go over the same cable, through the same exchange, to the same backhaul. This is the UK, there's a lot of places where BT is still the only choice.
Oh and at least a leased line gives you a decent upload speed, ADSL round here means 300Kbs at the most. Not much use for putting things in the cloud.
Migrate to the cloud... and watch it rain on your parade...
Seriously, how many small businesses have multiple diverse internet connections?
Without that, in the UK, you can expect an outage every month or so, and that's not counting the downtime of the various cloud providers.
It's great, as a techie, to be able to shrug, and go "leased line's down again, there's a ticket been raised".
Re: Hadn't noticed, don't care.
What's with people these days expecting everything to always by up and running?
Unrealistic expectations, and stupid SLAs...
Who the hell told people that email was either secure or guaranteed? I'm fed up of explaining to clients that just 'cos they pressed the send button doesn't mean there is 100% chance of the recipient ever receiving it. Email is a "Best Effort" service, just like the rest of the Internet. And if the client insists on making their "important" email look like a marketing flyer, the chances of anyone receiving it are getting slimmer every day.
"I though aircraft went "unserviceable""
Not if spread about several acres of landscape in smoking bits. Then, it is usually termed "Down"
Re: Block port 25 by default
I'm not sure this would persist if text-mode were the norm...
Yes, but one of the main things about HTML mail is that you can obfuscate an incorrect URL in a link by writing what appears to be a legitimate address as the displayed text. Unless you view it in text mode it is not obvious.
In a text email, you can't do that, any links in the text have to have the actual URL displayed, so are immediately obvious.
Re: There is only one way.
As the majority of computer users become those who grew up with the web, it will become common sense and scammers will have to get smarter.
I'm afraid I disagree. In my experience, it is those who grew up with the internet who no longer have any clue what a URL is, or whether it looks legit or not.
Sadly, for most younger computer users, the address bar of a browser is never used, or looked at, and might as well not be there, and sadly browser makers are reinforcing this by dumbing down the information displayed there.
You've not been round here much, have you...
Also, RTFA, it tells you.
Re: Why don't they use the same procedure...
Yeah, we could brand them as well, so we know not to go near them...
Re: IIS needs you to reboot the whole server?
IIS needs you to reboot the whole server?
Unfortunately, as this is a registry hack, the only way to reload the registry is to restart the operating system.
I sincerely hope not. Forums will be choked with reams of pointless wittering on whether it's licor-ISH or licor-ISS.
Bah, you can't even spell it correctly, it's Liquorice.
Re: Re Lester Haines
"Although I'm not sure if Lester agrees with the other attributes given to him: burly and bald. Are you, Lester?"
I believe that what they meant to say was, in fact, "solidly-built" and "cool-headed"...
Nice photo Lester, almost believable that you have boffin credentials :)
They spent all that extra time thinking up a name and a pretty logo for this vulnerability, before releasing it to the public, and the best they could come up with was POODLE!!
Oh, good, I was just sitting here thinking, I wish there was some more patching I could be doing...
"A fish rots from the head down," Poettering said
Umm, no it doesn't, it rots from the gut...
Please will someone send a memo to all the judicial members in all the EU countries. It's clear that they think Google hosts the whole internet, and as such should be the first point of contact when wanting content removed. WRONG!
If there is a site or sites hosting defamatory content, then for fuck's sake go after the sites concerned to remove it, don't just try and hide it from users of Google.
Will they be going after Bing, as well?, And if not, why not?
I reckon it's perfume...
"Musk D" for Men
Now you too can smell like a wet Dog...
Re: This will be a ...
Very tempted to downvote for the groan factor, but, no, on balance it's worth one of these.
Re: A little common sense is called for...
So why, for the love of Mike, would you leave it until the last possible day?
Ok so I haven't taxed my car this month, I did it last month. But, I did it on the first of the month, because I don't get paid until the last day of the month, and I can't afford to tax the car until I get paid. I suspect an awful lot of other people are in the same situation.
Does that answer your question?
Jesus-H-Christ-on-a-bike ('cos he can't tax his car) what did they think was going to happen?
Everything they touch is under-specc'd, underfunded, and under-planned. It was just so, so, obvious that this was going to happen...
Re: The downvote button is on the right.
Besides, replacing progman with the taskbar/start menu/explorer was applauded.
Ooh, no, no it wasn't, there were howls of anguish from most established users.
I can remember the discussions that took place when we got our first '95 machine, everyone huddled round it trying to work out what all this right-click rubbish was about. It took a long time for us as a company to accept the change.
Well in contrast to most of the commentards above, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the trilogy when it was first published, and have re-read it a number of times since.
However, I'm honestly not sure that the stories will translate well into watchable TV, and I really doubt that any TV adaptation which was written to be entertaining would have much of the original books left in.
I think it more likely that the basic premise will be kept, and new "exciting" plotlines will be written from scratch.
It will probably end up like BBC's Outcasts...
I still think Hurd 'N' Katz were an inspired choice, purely for the opportunities it presents for a pune or play on words...
the hole towards which Tiger Woods and his fellow golfers usually aim their balls.
Allegedly, Mr Woods has aimed his balls at a number of holes that he shouldn't have...
“The average take-down time is now just six hours. And we downgrade websites that regularly violate copyright in our search rankings,” she said.
"...except YouTube, of course, that would be silly," she added.
Shirley, if the weather is bad enough to preclude full size flights, or sea voyages, then the drone stands no chance? I bet the average wind speeds up there aren't far off the drone's max cruising speed.
Re: De Halve Maan brewery
Brought home as much as I could carry
Both externally and internally...
Simple solution, Sack all internal IT staff, they're obviously far too great a risk
Sho, do you want a Pipe and a crepe? No?
I feel so sorry for him, he's hardly going to have 2 billions to rub together...
I wonder if there's a political element to Russia's decision?
Has Putin realised that for a lot of Americans (those who are not moon-landing deniers) the Moon is somehow considered to belong to them in some way, (even though that isn't actually the case) , and for Russia to say they are going to set up a permanent base there will really annoy the Americans?
Cheeky Man: See, if you hadn't been going on, you'd have heard that, Big-nose.
Big-nose: Hey, if you say that once more, I'll smash your fucking face in.
Cheeky Man: Better keep listening...might be a bit about "Blessed are the big noses."
I still don't fully understand what it is that the EC expect Google to do...
Post search results for their competitors services higher up than their own?
Not give a high ranking to results that are the most relevant / popular?
Still pending word from the FAA...
Ah, next year then...
When you've filled in the forms,
"signed in triplicate, sent in, sent back, queried, lost, found, subjected to public inquiry, lost again, and finally buried in soft peat for three months and recycled as firelighters."
Have you set a date yet?
It seems I may be misunderstanding, but "not using social media" does not necessarily equate to "doesn't know anything about technology", in fact, I would suggest the reverse is true.
One only has to look at the frequenters of this forum, most of whom are involved in IT in some way, and see how many frequently claim not to have a Facebook/Twitter>Google+ account, and not to have any desire to, either.
Maybe this means that all those commentards are technophobes, or maybe it means they know better...
Back in the early 90s I worked for an NHS Ambulance Service which was approached by researchers at one of the local Universities.
They had this great idea for a piece of software they wanted to trial, which would predict the likelehood of an emergency call in any particular area the service covered, based on historical data from the last ten years or so.
The idea was that the service could position it's vehicles close to the predicted scene of an incident, and therefore cut down on response times.
Unsurprisingly, it didn't work, as real life doesn't work like that, but the statisticians were convinced their methodology was sound... In more cases than a little, the vehicles were at the wrong end of the county when the next emergency came in.
Those of us working at the sharp end could have told them it wouldn't work, but the Trust spent thousands on the system before they eventually gave it up as a bad job.
Re: Bonus Points
Do 'ee naarrt know, it be Talk Loike a Pirate Day, today, me hearties.
Flashpoint adds a caveat to its conclusions by noting that a definitive answer to the question of whether terrorist organizations have truly adapted their behaviour in the wake of the Edward Snowden NSA leaks would only be possible with access to "classified information or other credible sources that reveal the inner workings of terrorist organisations". The study is also limited because of a lack of access to private discussions of those responsible for producing jihadi encryption products such as Asrar al-Mujahideen.
Perhaps El Reg, well known for it's persistent bothering of Cupertino, could turn their talents to getting an answer from a Jihadi group?
Joking apart, I think the conclusion drawn by Flashpoint is a bit of a stretch, given the above paragraph.
How curious - in the abstract - that we will shortly be in the position where the only two companies making heavy lift rocket engines in the USA are owned / run by Internet entrepreneurs, and are not part of the "traditional" Aerospace hegemony.
Well they seem to have summed up the UK population of the period quite succinctly...
Quite interesting, really, and would be more interesting to see the same thing from this decade, and compare.
Re: ... the greatest nation on earth ....
I was going to ask, by what metric are USA the greatest?
Land Area: nope
Would I be correct in thinking that Hadean means Hell-Like (as in Hades)?
Just curious, never heard of it before.
. It’s like when Microsoft decided to buy PowerPoint because it saw this as a pivotal piece of software to help its Office suite and sell Windows.
Oh Gods, PowerPoint crossed with Minecraft, now that would be scary.
I'm getting tired of the word Boffins. The Register is the worst offender of using the word and it keeps showing up in Google News.
I'm getting tired of people complaining about the word Boffins. The Register is the worst offender for commentards with no grasp of it's meaning and context.
...and measured the acoustic waves made by the atoms vibrations, which are said to be too small to see.
Who'd 'a thought it...
Re: Just a thought
As a result of pipe smoking in my 'youth', I have a crooked tooth on the upper left side. I hope the young lady only does this for the short time required to take a picture.
Not to worry, she normally smokes cheroots, the pipe is just for show.
Re: I've just had a thought
Don't forget the varience introduced by which side of the big pond you live. I have heard that on one side, PANTS refers to outer garments :O
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