229 posts • joined 2 Feb 2011
Re: Wot, no Data?
Quite. If you're going to exclude Data for being an Android then Ash should be excluded for being one too. In fact, Data is more robotic than Ash is.
Furthermore, you could say Ash is a Synthetic in which case what about Roy Batty from Blade Runner?
Re: I voted for Gort
There's a school of thought that says that Gort was the one in charge and the human was his subordinate.
Is a mech a robot?
Possibly splitting hairs here, but isn't Gypsy Danger a mech rather than a robot, because it is piloted by humans (like a tank or an aircraft is) rather than being autonomous?
Still, at least the poll didn't fall into the trap of including cyborgs which is what usually happens with things like this.
Re: Once upon a time ...
Indeed. Frankly I'm surprised they kept up the "BSkyB" charade for as long as they did.
I expected them to revert back to just Sky years ago, in much the same way as Autocar magazine "merged" with The Motor to form "Autocar & Motor" before the "& Motor" got continually smaller in font until it disappeared altogether and the magazine became known as just "Autocar" again.
So I guess what they're saying is that, if the thieves have your safe in a secluded lockup and have a range of power tools, plasma cutters, explosives, etc, it doesn't matter how good the locks are on the safe. Whereas if you have armed guards standing over your safe 24/7 then it's less important how good the lock is.
Ok, that's a fair point. I'll concede there. :o)
... a word used by people who don't understand what "Carpe Diem" means.
Multiple user accounts have been available on Android since KitKat, but only on tablets. The user is asking for this ability to be enabled for phones too.
'Clunge' pre-dates the Inbetweeners by decades, although perhaps you're right in saying that it brought it to the attention of a new generation.
Just goes to show how resilient and long-lasting a "floater" is.
Re: Password Managers?
If your only keep your password manager locally, and your local machine is compromised to the point where your password manager has been hacked, then I would submit that you have far bigger fish to fry.
Obligatory XKCD (was: Password Entropy)
Ah, you beat me to it. :D
Re: Exact Change
You Poured it On a Fish?
Punt & Dennis?
All too familiar
Reminds me of a phone conversation I had with my dad recently.
"Ok, which web browser are you running?"
"Ok, it'll be Internet Explorer then. So open it up for me..."
"Ok. Go to the internet..."
"Right. So I need you to tell me which version you're running so hold down the alt key and..."
"Oh I recently changed it. It's Windows 8.1"
"No, dad. That's your Operating System. I'm trying to determine which version of Internet Explorer you have. So hold down the alt key..."
"The key to the left of your space bar that says ALT"
Re: Does my budget look big in this
I completely forgot to congratulate the clever fellow this week who signed up to Twitter and LinkedIn as "Hank Waggenburger III" complete with public profile apparently for the sole purpose of inviting me to join his networks.
Re: Scary Man
Blackadder: Tell me do you ever stop bullying and shouting at the lower orders?
Wellington: NEVER! There's only one way to win a campaign - shout, shout and shout again.
Blackadder: You don't think that inspired leadership and tactical ability have anything to do with it?
Wellington: NO! It's all down to shouting. BEHHHHGGHH!
So totally true. I was nodding all the way through that one.
These days if a client wastes my time, I just console myself in the fact that they're paying me by the hour.
Yes my Nexus 7 2012 only just updated to 4.4.3 too.
I'm at a loss to understand why the GoPro 2 is superior to the GoPro 3.
"first known example"
Hasn't this already been done on Mythbusters ages ago?
Re: Loving my G...
I completely agree.
Having said that, I will probably upgrade once the new G comes out, just to get the SD slot. I bought my G outright SIM-free so it could go straight up on eBay to mitigate the cost of the new one or else be kept as a backup.
Dab of Oppo
Troy Queef would no doubt wax lyrical about this phone.
Re: Subtle hints
Saaaaaaaaaaay no more. Eh? Eh?
Although even Kris Akabusi acknowledges that he nicked it from Red Dwarf.
Re: Nope (@Chemist)
"How would your gran do it in Windows?"
The same way as you describe for KDE - drag it from the browser to the desktop.
(Tested with Firefox and Windows 7)
Re: “faggot” and “bitch” @TheBigYin
@Brewster's Angle Grinder
> "Abort. Retry? Fail!"
Mi aerodeslizador está lleno de anguilas
I will not buy this tobacconists; it is scratched.
This absolutely stinks. When I visited Bletchley Park, being able to visit the National Museum of Computing was a huge bonus and the visit would have been the less without it. Actively discouraging (poss. preventing, if talks of fences are true) people from visiting is just wrong. The Colossus and Tunny machines are absolutely integral to the story of Bletchley Park
Yes, I also saw that in the latest update. I allowed it on my tablet that has no contacts, no email, no GPS and connects only by WiFi (it's a pretty crappy tablet but was cheap) but there is no way in hell that's going on my phone. I'll have to start using the website version on my phone I think.
Re: Sick and tired of remembering hundreds of passwords
> But, how do we know that the people who make KeePass are trustworthy?
It's Open Source software, so the source code is there for inspection should you wish to audit it.
Maybe the guys currently independently auditing TrueCrypt can move onto KeyPass next?
Re: All I can say is this...
I didn't even need to follow that link to know which one it was. :oD
Re: Sick and tired of remembering hundreds of passwords
You only need to remember one password; the master password to a vault such as KeyPass
Quite why, in this day and age, people continue to try to *remember* different passwords for different sites or, worse, re-use the same one with multiple sites, is beyond me. I can only conclude it's ignorance and/or laziness.
(Edit: And yet these same people are happy to use a contacts list in their phone and email, rather than remembering phone numbers and email addresses)
Re: Wow the scope for finger pointing when it doesn't work..
> And why are you trying to get wifi in a tunnel under the ground?
Because Virgin offer wi-fi on the Underground.
Principle of least astonishment
Funnily enough, I was just thinking about this yesterday when I noticed that on Facebook, when typing a comment or making a status update, you type @ and then start to type a friend's name, the top suggestion (and the one you will get if you hit enter) can be someone not on your friends list.
If you have just one person on your friends list whose name starts with the first few letters you've typed after the @ symbol, is it likely that a) I am wanting to tag them or b) I'm searching for someone other than them?
Hmmm. Facebook seem to think that is a tough one to call. :o)
Same thing goes for what Alistair is talking about - whilst it's true that it is good to push boundaries and innovate, baffling the user is almost always a bad thing.
I thought the comparison with home DTP software was very astute. This paragraph especially so:
"Creating good 3D computer models is as hard to do today as designing good magazine layouts was in the 1980s. Sure, the software tools were there, but what was lacking in many of their users was the skill to use them effectively. That’s just as true of 3D printing now.
Are we about to see a mass of 3D printed objects that are the poorly designed equivalents of all those desktop published pamphlets full of enormous drop-capitals, unsubtle drop-shadows and clip-art? So many 3D printed objects are already becoming clichés of the form."
Re: Does this work with fast charging ports?
"It's sort of insane how phones assume that any USB cable plugged into them is trustworthy for connecting to. It was excusable in 2007, but the smartphone has been around for 5 years, and I'm amazed that phones still don't "ask permission" before connecting to something plugged into them."
My 2010 HTC Desire Z (aka HTC Vision) can do exactly that, and I'm sure it is not alone in that. You can tell it that USB is for charging only, to pretend to be a USB stick to a computer, or to expect to find HTC Sync at the other end. Either default to one or to ask each time.
Re: Real racing 3
Other forums are available, such as Pistonheads. ;o)
Tiny sample size is statistically insignificant.
82 users out of a (claimed) 1.15 billion. Even if only 1% of those are real users that's still only 82 in 11.5 million
Hardly a representative sample size.
Re: Obviously... @ AbortRetryFail
It depends on how you use it. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, etc. can all be used for self-aggrandisement (I'd say that by definition Twitter is the worst) but can equally be used to keep in contact with others. One can use them in exactly the same way as these forums to "comment on [a post] or [express] an opinion however misguided, idiotic or stupid it is".
It's all down to how the person uses the technology, rather than the technology itself.
I would say that this is the big difference that *you* have not cottoned on to.
Whereas supercilious people who post on the comments sections of internet forums have stimulating, interesting and significant lives? Hmmm.
"Bless the Maker and all His Works; Bless the coming and going of Him; May His passing cleanse the world"
Probably not; they'll just recreate it digitally.
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