a zero-g washing machine
I thought that's what they meant by the SpinSat...
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a zero-g washing machine
I thought that's what they meant by the SpinSat...
Why are "we" calling asset strippers and market manipulators "activist investors" now?
Um, because it's an equally accurate description as the two you offered, perhaps?
Sadly whilst ever there is data held in databases, someone will find a way to steal it.
I'm pleasantly surprised by how CareFirst have handled this, they appear to have been up-front and honest with their customers.
Contrast this with how so many other big companies in recent memory have behaved after a data breach.
I have no axe to grind here, just thought it worthy of comment.
Don't listen to old man John McCain yelling for the kids to get off his lawn. He hardly represents the majority of anything.
Yeah, and look what he did to the Nakatomi Tower...
Not the same bloke? Oh!
The Northumbrian Police have released a statement saying:
"In anticipation of tonight's demonstration, we have authorised the use of lethal force to control the crowds, and have mobilised more than 15 police vehicles, a helicopter hovering overhead, and three or four officers in sniper gear to deal with the gathering, which may cause dangerous and severe obstructions to a major highway."
Downvoted for using loose instead of lose...
Wouldn't it be more practical to have a gyroscope turn really really fast to accelerate the rotation of Earth?
What we need is every able-bodied member of the population to stand facing away from the direction of the Earth's rotation, and start running really, really hard all at the same time...
I'm sure this would be trivial to organise.
Oh come on, guys?
I'm slightly conflicted about this.
My first reaction is to abhor this idea, and condemn it as an unacceptable invasion of privacy, however, as the parent of a teenage daughter I would in some ways welcome the ability to keep an eye on her browsing habits on her phone.
Yep, It's only last year we were sent a backup of a database from a client, they wanted us to import the data into their systems. Turns out they were running Microsoft SQL 5 on Windows NT4, we had to build a legacy machine just to read the data!
This article seems to be based on the erroneous "fact" that Roberts has done these things, whereas it was my understanding of the original story that Roberts claimed that such actions were possible, and the FBI twonk totally misrepresented what Roberts had said?
I was just going to post the same thing, this is hardly a new revelation.
Any sysadmin who manages web servers has to balance the plaintive cries of SEO consultants (who want robots.txt) with those of Security consultants (who don't)...
Baroness Shields has been Prime Minister David Cameron’s adviser on the digital economy since July 2014.
So she's the one that advised him encryption was unnecessary and should be banned?
Good to see she has a good grasp of her subject.
Minimal set of apps and still has a GUI software center.
I don't get why you need a GUI for software installs? Seriously, I don't get the point of them?
If' there's a piece of software I want, I find it in a repo and then apt-get, or yum install depending which machine I'm on.
If it's not in a repo then download the source.
It's Gallic for Alexander. Probably originally spelt in runes.
Yes mate, I know. I've carried the burden of it for over fifty years...
Do you find not even family members can spell it properly?
Well.... We've got you now Mr Dabbs.....and all your names !
...and your little dawg...
I mean, come on, who'd give their child a christian name that no-one can spell correctly, never mind Starbucks personnel.
What kind of stupid name is it, anyway...
Ha, ridiculous! You wouldn't catch me going around with a name like that...
Hang on, just off for a word with my Dad...
You know how each packet is supposed to have a responding acknowledge packet which is source routed back to the originating hardware address using the Bourne Protocol? Well ours has apparently been flipping between Ghost protocol and the Fourth Protocol because of a memory issue
Not really a correction, but if you want the phrase to fit the meter of the original song, then the caption on the last photo should be:
"Have you ever seen a bubblecar that's pink? Think!"
traced partially to China
traceroute stopped at Hong Kong...?
Sorry Ben but I had to work that out... it took a while, but I make that
A B O R T F U C K F U C K A A R G H
Worth at least one of these ======>>>>>>
Glad to see PRATCHETT is leading so far - a fitting tribute, I feel.
Maybe we could have a Death Of Rats as Nose Art?
I blame the ISPs...
Ooh! Can I use El Reg comments to send messages to my Volcano of Doom Command and Control Headquarters?
Wait! I've worked it out! That's what amanfrommars2's posts are all about - they're not just disjointed drivel with lots of capital letters!
Damn, John Miles beat me to it by a second!
Oh come on El Reg, where's your consistency, why aren't you using the El Reg standard measurements?
I make that to be 1.5402 NanoWales, or 0.0079 of a football pitch.
Am I excessively heteronormative or does the Register team have a tendency to see bottoms everywhere?
Um... number 2?
Yet they still felt the effort to create the "sweet" snake logo, nickname (surely took several researchers multiple 2-hour meetings to agree on it) and marketing release was justified ey?
Agreed, you can imagine the marketing meeting for a new vulnerability:
MarketDroid "You can't call this new vulnerability SPLODGE! What does it even mean?"
Tech "Well it's an acronym of what the vulnerability does".
MarketDroid "Well think of a better one! We can't use SPLODGE, it would adversely affect uptake of our new product... er, I mean... er... no-one will take any notice of this critical vulnerability..."
I assume we'll send the bill to the Swedes?
No, why would we? It's not their fault he decided to skip bail in Britain. The police are there to arrest him for that offence - for which there is no shadow of a doubt of his guilt btw...
What! Hasn't he finished digging a tunnel from the Ecuadorian Embassy to the Thames with a teaspoon yet?
The thing is, although all of our important stuff was migrated some time ago, I'm really really going to miss Server 2003 R2, it was just so rock solid (for a Windows product).
We've got 2008, 2008 R2 and 2012 R2 running in various places, and not one of them is as reliable as 2003 R2 was. They all have their own idiosyncrasies which seem to translate into unexplained crashes or downtime.
Don't they know how to use the three seashells??
Ha, I wish you'd posted that five minutes earlier, I wouldn't have felt so stupid...
The spacecraft would have accelerated to around 16,000mph causing the air in front of it to heat up and destroy the capsule …
Right, I'm probably showing my complete ignorance here, but why would the capsule accelerate?
Isn't it entering the atmosphere at the orbital speed it already had?
In which case I will offer my services. I have extensive experience in Refrobulation and indeed, was instrumental in designing many Reciprocating Flangulators.
Ah, I'm glad to hear it, I've been having terrible trouble with the elliptical cam gradually sliding up the beam shaft and catching on the flange rebate, with disastrous results as you can no doubt imagine.
Seriously, if he's doing it on his own time, how's it any business of his employers?
I don't know if it is still the case, but historically a police officer had to adhere to certain moral, ethical, and legal standards in their private lives - for instance they would face disciplinary action if they defaulted on a debt, and were prohibited from taking part in certain activities.
The offence committed would be "bringing the force (service) into disrepute".
and eventually wrap our surveillance devices around the dendrites.
You're not wrapping that round my dendrites, sunshine!
That's intellectual-property police, not intellectual property-police
Thanks for the clarification, I was taken aback by the use of "intellectual" and "police" in the same breath...
The ICSWatch database, offline at the time of writing, is compiled from LinkedIn searchers for industry terms including OSINT, SIGNIT, and TSSCI.
The Register has inquired about the cause of the outage.
Answers on a postcard, please...
Lulu is now a verb...
Please give an example sentence, utilising "Lulu" as a verb...
"Oops, I just Lulu'd myself"
"I'm going to Lulu you in a minute"
PC-as-tellybox just not a popular enough idea, it seems
Well, no, I don't think that's true, PC-as-a-tellybox-but-having-to-run-the-whole-of-the-Windows-software-stack-underneath was maybe not as popular...
The Linux based ones were/are much more frugal in their power needs, and will run on minimal hardware, meaning you don't need a big PC with lots of noisy fans running - not really something you want under your telly...
Boffins' ball barrage bombardment biffs bumbling bimble biped-bot
Will compliance be rewarded?
You are Sunil Bakshi and I claim my $5
Has the human race really degenerated to the extent that they need to be told that wearing a watch strap (or other close fitting, non porous item) can cause a rash due to the build up of sweat between the strap and the skin?
I suppose Apple will face a class action now, instead of the litigants being told to fuck off and grow up.
It's nearly as bad as having to mark a packet of Dry Roasted Peanuts with a warning sign:
"MAY CONTAIN NUTS!"
The signalling application would appear to be running on Windows XP as well, the default border and taskbar colours rather give it away...
You're a mad hatter you are...
Nature editor Henry Gee, a palaeontologist and evolutionary biologist, said a feathered dinosaur with a wing membrane "is not something anyone would ever have expected to find."
As a complete lay-person, I wonder why that's the case.
If it's accepted that there is an evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds, then to me, there must have been a point in the evolutionary process where you would have pre-bird lizards with some type of wing, or post-lizard birds with wings, and therefore the existence of fossils of these must have been expected to exist, even if no-one had yet found one?
The fact that there are no obvious signs of feathers on the wing doesn't mean it's much different anatomically to present day birds - feathers on flight surfaces were perhaps a later refinement.
My roast chicken this weekend had a wing membrane without feathers...
Network Rail already have an existing countrywide telecommunications infrastructure which is completely independent of public communications and the internet, so they may not be as susceptible to external attacks as some other industries.
Whether they choose to make use of that network, though, or whether they consider this an opportunity to cut costs and use the internet instead, remains to be seen.
More chocolate dessert, Commissioner?
...and finally, sir, a wafer-thin mint?
when did they stop making repairable Land Rovers.
Well I reckon it was the later model 300Tdi - so '87 onwards? when they introduced the ECUs in both the Defender and Discovery. Prior to that I reckon they were still completely fixable by a knowledgeable home mechanic.
I started with a Series 2A SWB in 1983, and have owned (and fixed) most types of Land Rover since then at some stage or another.
I really dislike the fact that my D2 is mostly black boxes, but it's still possible to do stuff yourself (like the injector loom) to stave off the effects of old age.
The D3 onwards however, you've got no chance...
And why do people still bang on about reliability? There are no unreliable cars anymore, it's not 1981 and we don't pull out chokes and flood cylinders.
The Land Rover brand has had a well deserved reputation for poor reliability with their recent vehicles, particularly to do with their electronics and electrical systems. The early Discovery 4s in particular were known to suffer from various problems on a regular basis.
However, I do believe most of these have been sorted in the last few years.
From my own experience in a Discovery 2, the wiring loom to the ECU has required replacement due to oil contamination twice now, due to poor design, and the sunroofs are known to leak badly, although mine doesn't have this problem.
Pray tell, are there any actual downsides to permanent driving lights?
Pedestrians and other road users stop looking for vehicles, and just look for lights. So any vehicle without its lights on becomes invisible (or it certainly appears to be).