I have two very cuddly rats, the advantage of having rats is it keeps the mice away. Before we had the rats we had mouse problems, now no mice. Must be some sort of scent thing.
213 posts • joined 13 Jul 2010
What about helicopters.
If you can do it to drones what about bloody helicopters! I have the bloody sods hovering directly over the house all the bloody time. The response from the media companies is along the line of "It is in the public interest".
Here in aus we are starting horse racing season and we end up with a local park as a helipad transporting the "well to do" to and from the various race courses, we have bloody take offs and landings every couple of minutes and one of the flight paths is directly over the suburb.
Re: Energy, not power....
Use pet hair especially dog hair in carpet as a standard test. First time I got a dyson home with the rotating brush we were gob smacked with the amount of dog hair that the other (sanyo) vacuum had missed.
Re: Cricket vs. Baseball.
>Ps and I refuse to call football soccer, you kick the ball with feet thus it's called football.
Actually you can use any body part as long as it is not your hands. You can use your head, chest, bum etc that means soccer should be called nonhand ball.
I gave up with radio years ago, all ego and adverts!
Classic big blue cock-up. under estimated the requirements (odds on it was deliberate, lock down scope while knowing what is proposed will not work), they would have also thought they could outsource everything to india.
>Countries that allow their workforce to enjoy a glass or three of wine at lunch should not be permitted to write software.
You mean like the UK, we always just wandered down the road to the pub for cob and a beer. I was always more productive after lunch.
The US on the other hand with these "brown bag" lunch meetings, total waste of time and always started the afternoon in a bad mood wanting to kill some sodding project manager who considered lunch to be "free unproductive time".
The farmers in NZ are doing quite well, especially the dairy farmers.
Re: God bless America!
>The US has large areas that are safe
You mean like Texas!
Re: Wishing and Hoping
>The fact that Pluto has a techtonily active crust (Mercury and Mars don't) should rank Pluto above them on the planet list
No, there are moons Europa and Titan that have tectonically active crusts that are bigger than pluto.
Re: Give the NBN to people that actually want it
>What Turnbull is saying is that many people are happy with their existing broadband and do not want to pay more for something even if it is much faster, presumably because what they already have is enough.
BS I've got an old ancient inner city copper connection that is a flaky as all hell, every time it rains or we have an extreme weather event connectivity drops out and/or slows down.
When it is running at full speed it usable (just), but full speed is a very rare event.
Problem with Barn door front end
The big problem with SDR is the extremely wide barn door front end. Try to pick up a low level signal 10-15 kHz from a massive broadcast signal. Not a chance, the large broadcast signal just swamps the front end.
Re: Have they still not.....
>Ban ban ban
Sounds like the state of Victoria...
Re: HOW DARE YOU!!
There is only so much catholic guilt rock you can take before you are either full or top yourself!
Re: About time
"I don't know what the mechanism will be to switch from one virtual SIM card to another, maybe you scan a QR code or you download it as an email attachment or something like that"
What part of this don't you understand! This is a huge security hole!
Re: And the carriers smile
"Maybe you scan a QR code or something. I don't know. But your pessimism is unjustified."
How incredibly insecure!
I can just see it, "Scan this QR code for discount voucher" Oops, you just changed carrier to some ultra expensive ripoff! Doh!
Re: Windoze as a service, Yea right
>Windows-as-a-service will run on your hardware
Then they will be paying me rent for the use of my hardware.
Windoze as a service, Yea right
This will be no bloody good if your so called broadband (IE Australian Infrastructure) is crap.
Re: Can be cost effective
>If you have solar and have not installed batteries you are being subsidized by everyone else (usually the poor!)
BS! The rate at with they buy your solar power is less than the wholesale rate! No one is subsidising you! If you have solar cells in Aus you are a sucker as you are a supplier of cheap power to the retail companies.
Can be cost effective
>Smith says for most people the addition of a backup battery isn't a great value proposition.
>“By and large, most residential customers in cities and urban areas have a pretty robust connection,” he said.
That is not the issue, the problem is any power you produce is being sold to the power company and a crap rate, you then buy it back at a much higher rate.
At least with a battery you can use all of then power you generate so in effect you are getting full retail price for what you generate rather that the minuscule amount that the power company will pay.
I blame Agile
This is what happens when you use agile to manage a project. You get something just good enough based on requirements that wander all over the place with QA that only tests the best cases....
I need a beer!
Re: "Perpetual licence or AS A SERVICE" ????????????
Subscription because then we can turn it off to force you to buy an update...
Time to review contract
Started with AAPT now iiNet will be reviewing contract... enough said...
>The only thing common to all of the callers is a distinct sub continental accent.
With me that is an immediate hang-up, no questions nothing...
Could be nickel
The back of watch could be coated with nickel.
There are some people that have a reaction to nickel that is in long term contact with skin. Had a friend that had problems with glasses.
>Copyright Unilateral National Taskforce Section
Major thumbs up for this!
Freedom From Religion
I wonder if the Indiana "Freedom of Religion" also includes "Freedom from Religion"?
If it doesn't then we have classic religious hypocrisy...
>Metadata retention is advanced as a way to stop Australians being harmed, or killed, by terrorists or criminals.
Wrong, Metadata is to allow hollywood to go after download pirates. The 5 eyes already provide all the data required to catch terrorists and crims.
They want to make the ISPs pay as punishment because they won't help the poor mega rich studios...
Latest Snowden information
According to Snowden the governments already have the whole telecom infrastructure hacked so why should the ISPs be forced to store data that the government has already collected.
Or is this just some BS to attempt to cover-up what they are really doing.
Why store Metadata
If this is how governments work then why should the telecom companies be forced to store metadata. The government already has it.
I've got an Aspire with a DEAD SSD
Do you think I can download a recovery image... NO WAY. I will never go near acer again.
Re: Smoke and Mirrors
The collective noun for a group of project managers - "A delay of project managers"
Re: Speaking as the requirements gatherer...
@Eric Olson - Speaking as the requirements gatherer...
Yea, the BAs like Agile as it means they don't need to do a proper job of collecting requirements. The approach appears to be "hey just throw some ideas over the fence to the development team and waste their time building crap to ill defined sh*t".
When stuff goes wrong they then blame it all on the developers...
What about the bloody Helicopters!
Drones, I don't have a problem with they don't make much noise. Where I live we have bloody helicopters just hovering over the house 24 / 7 and when there is a major sport event you get several flying around.
Drones may be cheaper but you can do all the same stuff with a helicopter! The icon says it all.
@cray74 - there might be 35GW of geothermal power across the planet
>And geothermal? With conventional systems, the available sources aren't going to be powering too many cities - there might be 35GW of power across the planet for existing technology
Epic fail 67,246 GWh already exists!
Re: I seem to remember
>Geothermal has been explored. Like so many other ideas it falls over as soon as you do the detail work and find that a practical engineering implementation...
I've seen installations that have been working for about the last 50 plus years and they are competing with hydro, gas and coal. The Wairakei plant in the North Island of New Zealand is an excellent example.
New Zealand is still building them, I think the last one was sometime last year, so much for not being practical!
Engineering needs Science
And we all know the liberals hate science, it gets in the way of their religion.
How will they react when they find out that to code you need to understand logic and good logic and religion don't always mix.
Interesting number of down votes
Are we seeing the result of "Big content" trolls?!
Who defines offensive!
> AFP obtaining intelligence that an Australian IP address visited an offensive web site
I will never trust the government it is too easy for them to define what they don't what people to see. The changes the Tony Abort and his mates are trying to make look just like the US tea party would like, right wing and religious. This could mean that anything left wing and non christian would be offensive.
Re: Not such a big change
>>With chip+pin you get to enter your pin in 100s of different terminals at every convenience store, gas station and cafe.
Er, this is the same with your basic debit card, the only difference is you swipe the stripe and then key in the pin. You can do this in the same 100s of places on the same terminal that could be compromised in the same way.
Re: Possible option:
Why, chip-and-sig is a huge fail! No body ever checks the signature, anyone can use your card and just sign with something that just vaguely like your signature. Doh!
Actually, you can't. Product placement in movies, TV shows and video games is subject to agreement with the brand or trademark owner.>
I think you are actually wrong here. The only reason you ever see "vehicles provided.." is because they got them free.
I really don't think that Reliant ever gave Rowan Atkinson permission to do what he did to those Robins.
Re: @Steve the Cynic - I'm not sure
In Australia they have signs that state "Slow Drivers keep left". No one in Australia wants to be called dumb so they all drive in the middle lane.
Re: A quadcopter by any other name
Everything in texas is colloquially know as a target. If it can be shot at it is shot at...
Re: Fibre's finally viable
Total fail fluffy bunny, you must be a tony abort supporter. I live in a metropolitan area and along with my friends and neighbours we have considerable problems with the copper. At least once or twice a week we have telstra out sorting out yet another bad connection.
Noisy lines drop outs weather dependant connections flaky internet performance etc.
Re: What's so special about "democracy"?
>Democracy is a neat method of making sure your leaders will later become ordinary citizens who will have to live with the laws that they passed.
Not in Australia! Here they end up as extremely well off people with massive superannuation and special travel cards etc.
They have no idea what an "ordinary" person is.
Depends on humidity
This will depend on the humidity. The only place I've ever had a shock from a door knob was in the Midwest of the US (Iowa) in the middle of winter when it was a dry as. In the tropics where you spend all your time sweating you can never build up any charge.
It has NOTHING to do with the physical size of the capacitor. The mainframe caps you refer to will completely destroy a screw driver, but they are only 5 volts or maybe 12 volts.
The capacitors inside a monitor / TV or microwave operate at thousands of volts. the EHT section in a TV or monitor is typically 22kv.
It is extremely unlikely that 5 or 12 volts can give you any sort of shock unless you place the cap on your tongue. 22kv can and will kill you.
It is the energy in the capacitor that melts the screwdriver and the amount of energy in the EHT section of a monitor is not enough to do any major damage to a screwdriver. But the volotage is enough to punch through the skin and flow through a human body and if it crosses the chest it can stop the heart!
Re: Bit of a whimp
It is not only the HT capacitors. the The screen tube is plated inside and out and it is used to smooth the EHT! That can give you one hell of a bite!
Re: I support two teams...
Hey Pomgolian, how can you tell when a plane load of Aussies has landed?
The whining doesn't stop when they shutdown the engines!