692 posts • joined 19 May 2010
So.... are you saying there's a secret military base under a field near Heathrow terminal 5?
Erm, I believe that's supposed to be "tidbit".
Depends which side of the big pond you are. AFAIK in Britain, tit-bits is perfectly valid, perhaps we are less prudish about our language...
Re: @Lee D
"The reason that paracetamol is prescribed is because it tends not to conflict with other things you're taking."
That's one reason. Another is that's it's fairly benign on the GI system compared to the alternatives.
It is not, however, benign on Liver function, hence the low levels needed to become toxic. An acute dose of 10 grams (that is, taken all at once) will severely impair liver function, and if untreated will kill you. This is why it's the drug of choice for suicides, although most "cry-for-help" takers of paracetamol have no idea it will kill them so soon.
Paracetamol is primarily an antipyretic - that is, it reduces the body's temperature, and therefore works well on the symptoms of bacterial and viral infections. It's efficacy as an analgesic has always been a secondary consideration.
I know of someone who found that a picture he had taken of his car, and posted on his own website, was taken and used by Transport For London to illustrate their PDF on examples of vehicles affected by the Low Emission Zone.
He contacted them, asking that they remove the photo from their document, and they seemed most surprised that anyone would object to the photo being used.
When pressed they said they hadn't tried to contact the owner of the photo to ask for permission, as they didn't think they had to.
They did however remove the photograph, and replaced it with one which looked suspiciously like someone else's private photo...
Ah, remember the heady days of WinModems?
Takes me back...
Go go Gadget fingers!
Well, That's Ebay and Paypal covered, so when's Zuckerberg rolling out his internet search engine?
Incidentally if Google is The Chocolate Factory, shouldn't Facebook be "The Sugar Mountain"??
Re: Cost a government
Except 'the government' is the people. Londoners in particular in this case. That prick has diverted £6M of front line policing away from the streets of the city where they're much needed.
On the upside, they recovered £93,000 of the £140,000 from those who posted bail for him...
It's easy to tell if devs in our office are having trouble with the code - they're the ones shouting ARSEBISCUITS or SHITARSE and banging their heads on the desk...
Re: Whatever else you might think...
I can't think why you got 2 downvotes for that Graham, maybe someone doesn't like HHGTTG.
I love how these big companies always try to make it sound like only a couple of folk have been affected by their outages - BT aren't the only ones, Microsoft and others do it as well - by releasing statements like "A minority of our customers may have suffered some inconvenience" when what they mean is "Thousands of our customers were unable to access our services".
Brings a whole new meaning to "Paddle your own canoe".
By fuss do you mean "ignore the useless new suffix entirely"?
Ah, you misunderstood. The "We" was not "We the Regtard community", it was "We the local government of Boris".
"There is enormous interest in Dot London right across the capital, not just from high-street brands but also the small businesses that are the lifeblood of London’s economy. London leads the world in technology and our businesses are among the most dynamic and innovative anywhere, so it is no surprise so many see Dot London for the great opportunity it is.”
<cough> Bollocks </cough>
Here in London, it's considered a little parochial to tie yourself to just one godforsaken corner of the earth.
Which is why we made such a fuss over the .london domain...
Re: Indeed: 1st Rule Of Computing...
"Thought shalt turn it off."
Cool, a thought controlled computer.
Can I have one?
Re: Regarding the terminology problems...
...I do think that as a member of an industry which has things called 'floppy discs' which don't bend and are square, we do really have only ourselves to blame.
I rather think you are showing that you are a relative newcomer to the industry, if you don't know what the origin of the term is, or that removable disks were floppy, at one time...
“Well, it’s all black with a rectangle in the middle that’s moving up and down slowly, and it says in big letters ‘No connection found’.”
Bill, do you see the big button at the front of the big box under your screen? Good. Press it.
“Ah, there we go. Cheers!”
Classic, absolutely spot on.
I have a counter proposal:
Highly Extravagent Method Of Restricting Resources and Hampering Opportunities In Deep Space
"We didn't start the project to make money," Kirton said. "For us it's just about standing among giants, being among greatness."
Is he related to Steve Bong?
Shop Asst: Hello, can I help you Sir?
Customer: Yes, I'd like to buy a gramophone please.
Shop Asst: A WHAT?? (sniggers)
Customer: Erm......a gramophone.
Shop Asst: (sniggers more)
Shop Asst 2: (sniggers as well)
Shop Asst: (sniggers) Right, well, we don't sell gram-o-phones here grandad!
Shop Asst2: (sniggers more)
Customer: Oh, right, well erm, what's that over there then?
Shop Asst: That's a Trio Automatic Capped Direct Drive Turntable unless I'm much mistaken.
Customer: Well what's the difference between that and a gramophone?
Shop Asst: About 30 years and a plastic cover to you chief!
IntelCrawler strongly recommends that strengthen passwords used for POS terminals, as well as to monitor suspicious incoming network traffic.
Trouble is, most of these POS are installed in places where there is no established IT infrastructure - hung off the end of a broadband connection in a shop somewhere - so the likelihood of there being any method of monitoring traffic is remote, and the password choice is down to some shop manager or owner.
*I meant wanking himself into a sweaty lather. Enjoy that lunchtime mental image, everyone.
Yeah, thanks for that.
Somebody pass the brain bleach...
Taken from his Bio:
Aaron's research interests involve experimental and computational plasma physics
Does that make him a Gassy Knoll?
Yes, I'm here all week...
As of this morning, 166 backers had pledged £2,000 towards the £5,000 target.
So 166 x 2,000 = £332,000
made the target then, or am I reading this wrong??
Donington Park Racing Circuit in Derby.
Umm, nope, it's in Leicestershire...
Ok, it might have a DE postcode, but by no stretch of the imagination could you call it "In Derby"
The Alcosense Lite
Is it me, or does that use the case mouldings for an old Nokia phone! It sure looks like it!
No catapult, no use...
Is there no-one in the Navy, the government or the procurement teams who realises that without a catapult, the ship is virtually useless as an aircraft carrier?
Even if your strike aircraft are capable of unassisted takeoff with a useable payload (which is not a given) how about all the ancilliary aircraft normally used in carrier operations?
An aircraft carrier will normally have a complement of AWACS (or AEW) planes to provide eyes over the horizon, these (like for instance the EC2 Hawkeye) need a catapult to get off the deck with sufficient fuel load to be useful.
Then you have Carrier Onboard Delivery. All the mail, spare parts, personnel transfers etc are collected and delivered by aircraft: helicopters don't have the range and payload necessary, so again, you need an aircraft which will require an assisted takeoff to be of any practical use.
So, what actual use is this shiny new carrier? None, that I can see.
Where on earth has this idea come from that Google have any legal obligation to provide a link to any content on the web?
If they choose to remove their link, that's up to them, and whether they did it to score points or not neither the EU commission nor anybody else can tell them to put it back, and I'm sure they know that.
Who mentioned anything about IP addresses?
Sad to hear.
Far too soon...
The shareholders really should know better than to twist the Tigar's tail...
but if they advertise any vacency
Oh the humanity, oh the irony...
The researchers suggest that ... airlines could change routes to avoid the weather conditions that lead to increased contrails.
Contrails form in cold, moist air, and are caused either by the condensation of water vapour in the engine exhaust, or by the turbulence at wingtips causing water vapour in the air to condense.
So, no flights allowed over the UK, then...
UK gov's Year of Code
Ah yes, 6 months in, I haven't noticed much in the way of progress with this...
It's amazing how predictable this is becoming.
Back in August of last year, I wrote the following comment in a thread on the Reg (here)
"I notice that certain sections of the UK press have cottoned on to the use of the Tor network, and have labelled it "a tool of paedos".
It would not surprise me if we soon see calls for knee-jerk legislation to try and block anonymising services, VPNs and encryption software."
Unfortunately, it looks like this is close to becoming true.
You just turn them inside out when they get crusty...
The Guardian's inevitable liveblog claims the Facebook outage is its "longest service disruption in living memory".
Do they mean longest disruption of Facebook, or just in general?
Either way they're talking bollocks.
Amazon to drop veil
It should be "lift veil" shirley?
Re: Publicity Stunt
It's all very well pushing for higher use of electric cars, as opposed to i/c engined vehicles, but no-one seems to be considering that the electricity has to come from somewhere.
Here in the UK the government is already proposing measures to curb the use of electricity. http://www.theregister.co.uk/2014/06/10/uk_preps_ww2style_energy_rationing/
Re: Enough already
No, no, no!
It's one, two, many, lots...
Re: GCHQ wants to know what NSA hasn't a clue about and isn't being recorded for reporting in leaks
NURSE! HE'S FORGOTTEN HIS PILLS AGAIN!
It's the Schneider Race seaplane
Nope, it isn't, the S5 looked very different to that, particularly round the engine cowlings, it's a Spitfire.
Surely the pic of the Spitfire is upside down???
Can someone actually point to a popular CMS for IIS...
Well, since you ask, Sitefinity and Umbraco are two of the most common.
Ah, if only the Motorway matrix signs required hacking, they can be nonsensical without any malicious help...
On a lonely stretch of the M6 miles from any service station or junction, I am advised to "Check Your Tyre Pressures"
What, now?? Do you want me to stop??
Or the even more obscure "Use the correct child seat". WTF??
Re: Before acquiescing to his demand...
...I hope you verified that he wore a white coat.
and uses a straight stemmed pipe to point to his diagrams...
Re: Is it time to get out more and use paper money?
Instead I can only chose from one of their questions with easily traceable answers, e.g. "What is your mother's maiden name?".
What, you mean you would answer that truthfully?
Re: non-resistant antibiotics
It wasn't me...
Re: Hang on...
I don't think that was quite the same... they used explosives to cap the well-head with debris.
That graph implies that nationalisation might not be the answer
Correlation Does Not Imply Causation!
In that same time period, road use began to reach breaking point, and road congestion is as much a factor in rail passenger numbers as anything else, I would have thought.
- Just TWO climate committee MPs contradict IPCC: The two with SCIENCE degrees
- 14 antivirus apps found to have security problems
- Feature Scotland's BIG question: Will independence cost me my broadband?
- Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
- FTC to mobile carriers: If you could stop text scammers being jerks that'd be just great