Garland of flowers?
1135 posts • joined 1 Oct 2010
Garland of flowers?
a) buy rocket reload in USA
b) find intrepid US commentard who fancies an attempt at rowing the Atlantic single-handed, taking rocket reloads as cargo
c) divert boat to Rockall
Doesn't this count as grooming? Is that still legal in the Land of the unFree?
Anyone remember the 1943 film "Workers Weekend" which was a documentary recording the workers at Broughton really building a Wellington bomber from scratch in 24 hours flat (well, 23 hours and 50 mins and it took off less than an hour later)
Available at National archives to download
Nah, there's three whole months still to go. I'm sure some smartarse will manage to go further. Rate-my-scabs.com? review-my-mastectomy-scars.com? laugh-at-a-cripple.com?
Am I the only one who is curious that someone TWEETED the above?
I dunno, I'm sure the Met are happy to investigate 9000 year old cases as part of operation Yewtree.
If I understand the article (which I probably don't) the 'teleportation' happens via a fibre optic cable. Now, the Enterprise didn't have to connect a fibre-optic cable to the Klingon bird of prey to teleport people backwards and forwards, did it? It sounds like this is teleportation in the same sense that Welsh Water teleport water from the reservoir to my home via a pipe.
I suspect most of us here are professionals, and AVG Free is solely for home/private use.
I started using the paid for version on my work machines some years ago. As AVG isn't perfect (no AV is) I also have the paid version of Malwarebytes, and I also use a paid-for Zonealarm. Touch wood, I've been safe so far. And having spent hours de-malwareing other peoples machines I appreciate having something that seems to work.
Spending a hundred quid or so a year on protection for my work computers doesn't seem that unreasonable.
Having said that...data grabbing at the level proposed by AVG is pretty shitty!
I think the subheading may be a little pessimistic. Medical science is moving fast, and I wouldn't be surprised if some of our younger readers are in fact still alive in 2155 - however they WILL still be waiting for decent mobile coverage.
Out of interest, why couldn't he just use real Irn Bru as the coolant?
No, no, no...the only things allowed to run have to be signed by MS or your IT dept, so of course the NSA won't be able to run anything, will they?
Good point - I reckon even here in Blighty that Peperami sticks are now about half the length they used to be. Or am I imaging it?
"Well, our own professional research shows that the average size of a pint has varied exactly 0 per cent since 1993"
Technically true, but have you tried buying a pint of beer in a bottle recently? What LOOKS like a pint bottle, and what fits nicely in what LOOKS like a pint glass is always actually 500ml, which most definitely isn't a pint.
Very disappointed when I worked that out. However, as I'm on holiday this week, staying about 30 yards from a lovely pub selling the wonderful Three Tuns on draught (in straight pint glasses of course) I'm happy for the time being!
Morally, how can you tell the difference?
You say that as if it's a bad thing. We don't need no steenkin' web connection on our hand-looms! All hail Ned Ludd!
Is entrapment legal in the UK? Anyway, he didn't 'buy a gun' he ATTEMPTED to buy a gun from a rip-off merchant. Does the dark web eBay provide any guarantees for recompense when ripped off by suspect dealers? Is it legal for the filth to offer guns for sale? Failing that can he sue the filth under the Consumer Protection Legislation as the goods were a) not as described and b) not fit for purpose.
Bit of a prat though...
Are there any tax advantages to being off-planet for long periods of time? When will Google, Apple and Amazon move their official HQs to low-earth orbit?
Perhaps their customers can sit carving wooden spoons while they wait.
It's interesting that their TV ads say they gat higher customer satisfaction ratings than Sky, Virgin and TalkTalk. There's at least one large ISP (hint two-letter acronym) not in that list...and saying you give better customer satisfaction than TalkTalk really isn't much to write home about. Sweeney Todd was probably more popular with his customers than TalkTalk.
Correct. There is no E in Whisky (which is the stuff from Scotland, like Ardbeg) but there IS an E in whiskey (which is the lovely smooth stuff from the Emerald Isle). Not sure if the stuff from Meriky and Japan should be allowed to use the word though, however it's spelled, and however many awards they win. Welsh chwisgi isn't too bad either, and le Whisky Breton is surprisingly drinkable.
You don't mature good whisky by stuffing it full of sawdust and keeping it at zero g for a few years. The traditional system works perfectly well. There are some experiments that should just not be done!
"Ofcom...was stopping nuisance calls at source through an agreed call-tracing process"
Curious...for years BT have been saying they can't trace incoming overseas 'nuisance' calls. What's changed now?
If Volvo is a Chinese company, how come they aren't selling the cars for about five grand a pop?
Give the man an OBE.
Could this be inspiration for the next SPB project? Scale it up to 96 24-inch rotors, Some serious battery capacity, a few more controls and we'll have something suitable for popping down to the shops.
I'm glad to hear that their website isn't linked to their operational networks (or so they say...) but these days more and more use is made by the filth of electronic operational tools. and even if they're on separate networks they still need IP addresses. What happens when the script kiddies find out that IP address and start DDoSing that instead of the public website?
(I'm not suggesting it's a good idea, you understand)
If ICANN weren't just concerned about the cash, they wouldn't have enabled all those new TLDs in the first place. Now they exist the least they can do is pull the plug on the ones which are ALL dodgy!
And the Turkish president is using the exact same software on his computer as almost all the ISIL nutters - Windows! String him up!
Time to stop faffing around. Tell the Turkish government that if they are serious about joining the EU they can re-apply in 30 years time. Until then, forget it.
Interesting question: is the tourist tax and the tourism register strictly for 'tourists' (holidaymakers?) or is it actually for 'anyone from out of town'. If the former then does offering a bed to someone in town on business make you liable to be on the tourism register? Or how about someone from the outskirts who wants a bed in the city centre after a hard night out?
Simple rules can be sooooo complicated!
"a “multi-billion dollar” corporation"
Go on, who is it...?
IANA Insurance Broker but...I think you'll find that your insurance company actually insures you for the 'rebuilding cost' of your house, not the market value of the house (less land value etc). In expensive areas this may be a lot less than the market value of the entire site, but in cheaper areas may be a lot more than the market value, as it includes the cost of demolition and clearing the site, plus the cost of doing a one-off build (rather than perhaps building an estate all at once)
Excellent article, and I agree that the place is well worth a visit, as is King Arthur's Labrynth.
And the shameless plug...when going from Machynlleth to Aberystwyth (or vice versa) do stop off at Caffi Cletwr in Tre'r Ddol (half way between Mach and Aber). It's an excellent community-owned and run cafe and local shop (with a surprising range of tasty stuff), staffed mainly by volunteers, and a venture well worth supporting. [Declaration of interest: I'm one of the volunteers!] Oh yes, and there's free WiFi (have to include the IT angle).
I suspect CAT themselves aren't entirely sure - I've seen signs with two very different welsh translations of the name.
If there were, I'm sure they were purely for research purposes.
I appreciate that they use a rather odd lense on the camera, but it would be nice if NASA would process the image to remove the distortion before releasing the photo.
It's easy to be cynical about the number of 'revolutionary battery technologies' that disappear down a black hole, and yes, batteries for portable stuff like phones have improved over the years.
But what hasn't improved much is the technology for bulk storage of solar, hydro etc, the sort of thing that we need to store hundreds of kilowatt hours rather than a few thousand milliwatt hours,
Wake me up when I can get a power pack that stores 500kWh, lasts at least 20 years without serious degradation, costs less than £1000 and fits into the space occupied by my oil-fired boiler.
Carter sees the map as helpful, but said: “To make it an accurate and useful tool, Ofcom needs to regularly test networks both indoors and outdoors around the UK, using only data collected in real life, and not a mash-up of testing and computer simulation."
So he wants Ofcom to send some poor sucker out to cover the entire land area of the UK, cities, villages, fields, mountains, swamps and all, stopping every 100 metres, to measure the actual reception on every network? The phrase 'job for life' springs to mind...
Last week we had fights in a porison when a drone tried to drop some dope ina prison, now it's pigeon post. Why can't the inmates just buy their drugs from the guards like everyone else?
Good news, but how many of them will decide to waste their skills as accountants or bankers rather than going into IT or science research?
Providing an option that lets just anyone nearby see your phone and send files to it.
What could possibly go wrong?
Obviously no self-respecting trrrst would use his real name when buying online, but what would happen if some moronic jihadi started posting inflamatory messages on facebook under the name of 'David Cameron', or 'Theresa May' or "Barry O'Bama"? Would those names be added to the blacklist?
"Where exactly do children get this sort of money?"
Or to use the same argument...
60" smart TVs and new BMWs also cost thousands of pounds...so presumably it's okay to steal them if you don't have the cash?
DRM is bad, but so is freeloading. Content creators do have a right to be paid for their work.
I can see that it will fly above commercial aircraft, but presumably that laser that connects it to the ground station passes through airspace used by aircraft, pigeons etc. How does it cope with interruptions? Or a Google balloon getting in the way?
...for probably being the only article written in any news publication today that correctly uses the word 'literally';
"we've just about literally only scratched the service of the worldlet on which it rests
It's so nice to read material written by a literate journalist!
Still not a reason to lash out all that dosh for Prime
1. Get friend in St Johns Ambulance or theatrical type to give you some really guesome facial 'injuries'
2. Buy and wear 'Anonymous' mask
3. Go to Festival
4. Wait for them to ask you to remove your mask...
Mandatory deletion of all Twatbook accounts one month after 18th birthday, and they have to create a new grown-up a/c. Simples?
"if a company actually releases software, isn't it supposedly fit-for-purpose?"
Which planet do YOU live on? I'd like to move there...
The article conveniently notes that renewables are a small proportion of total energy use, once we factor in transport etc. But what about all the solar that agriculture and forestry use to grow crops? If you're looking at total energy use, shouldn't that be included as well?