Re: Spade fade
As we all know a million to one shot will succeed nine times out of ten
131 posts • joined 31 Mar 2011
As we all know a million to one shot will succeed nine times out of ten
This is a particularly unnerving statement
“We bring the internet to the car. The driver should get all the information he needs while he is driving."
All the info the driver needs for driving comes from the windows, the seat, the wheel, the instruments, the pedals, the sounds and the mirrors not the fucking internet.
Everything else is not important , nice to have at best.
this language in these articles always annoys me
"Glycidamide is one of the main metabolites resulting from this process and the most likely cause of the gene mutations and tumours seen in animal studies"
How likely is most likely ?
please quantify the actual risk of injesting acrylamide so we can make an informed choice rather than just the usual you are all going to die fat and lonely unless you stop now
I am reading this at work trying to not to weep at my desk. I love his books and need to reread them.
Another vote for Guards Guards as an intro
for an IT angle what about the troll in the freezer whose intelligence increases as the temperature drops ?
I particularly love small gods.
If driving a car is banned then all motorsport will disappear as there would be no drivers which would make me sad.
have a curry ,
then your required dosage of beer ,
then another curry
Curry preventing alcoholism as it reduces the bad memories that alcohol promotes.
further research required to find the happy medium.
every time someone mentions the Elon hyperloop I think of the Simpsons Monorail episode
as long as it is a million to one chance it cannot fail
"but the GCHQ boss told FT that internet users would welcome a little surveillance"
I assume this is because these internet users assume that the surveillance would be of others, you know the bad people, not me, why would they be interested in me etc
I expect a different answer to the question "do you mind if the intelligent services look at everything (including your cat videos and emails ) and target based on what they find ?"
I understand the intelligence services need to look at stuff, as long as a suitable methods of control and monitoring of their activities such as limited warrants are in place. It seems the internet is a bad place thing is still rumbling around , a spade can be used to dig holes and cave in people's heads, of course "bad" people use the internet because people use the internet. The security services need to change the way they do things to meet the challenges around them and stop trying to take rights away to make their job easier. I am not saying this is easy and I do not have a solution but taking rights away is not the answer, the rights were put in place for a reason, those reasons are still valid.
sometimes makes me wonder how a publication such as the Daily Mail can call itself a newspaper and not a gossip rag given the balance of the content.
Mind you the comments pages on Daily Mail articles gives an interesting insight in to the open mindedness of the readership , such an outpouring of bile, it makes for difficult reading.
yes , but this about breasts and stuff...
Does heat magazine outsell the times yet ?
anyho, I imagine the main reason the celebs are miffed is that they cannot monetize the images now as they are already out there so the fall back of lads mags to re-stimulate a floundering career and pave the way for a reality tv show has had to be temporarily shelved.
you comment should have read
"As GCHQ is part of the Civil Service broad policy decision are made by senior managers trying to empire build and protect their own jobs/departments/budgets and not by the grafters at the bottom of the pile."
not to mention statements by ministers in parliament that the civil servants have to deliver on which also provide for empire building opportunities mostly to counter or capitalise on Daily Mail headlines.
I imagine it went along the lines of
<Oz regulator> block this ip
<ISP> but that will cut off many innocent websites
<Oz regulator> don't you know who I am , do as I say or there will be consequences, think of the children, it is your legal duty to obey etc etc
<ISP> ok but it is your responsibility ...
"the romans they go the house ?????
whats that supposed to mean"
those about to fly salute you (I don't know latin)
I think a femtobarn was for sale in kensington for £54,000,
suitable for a professional couple apparently
mines the one with the mass giving pockets....ta
Personally I think the secondhand patent market should be killed, patents for inventor only, they should not be saleable items.
On driverless cars as a committed petrol head I like the idea of people who see cars simply as a means of transport having an option that gives them the convenience of a car without the hassles of ownership.
i want to own a car as I like cars but if I could have access to a driverless car for commuting or social trips, or even family hoildays (including family camping which might fall outside of the use case) then I could have a wet ware driven car for fun,
This would make me happy, though making me happy probably won't lead to global success.
“By combining demand, on behalf of Central Government departments and the wider public sector, Crown Commercial Service has demonstrated the benefits of government working as a single customer to achieve best value for the taxpayer, whilst continuing to build good working relationships with our technology suppliers.”
or in other words,
due to the inability of the civil service to make a decision we have had to deal a large deal with a big incumbent
maybe should have said
"live in peace in Europe, except the balkans cos they are mental "
I have added that to my favorite websites of all time
so I see my retirement in 20 years being contracting as infra arch /sysadmin at exorbitant rates to fund my dreams of classic sportscar racing,
though on a more sensible note I have been experiencing more customers just thinking that infrastructure is easy because that complexity is hidden to an extent by cloud. They fail to grasp that setting up an ipad is different to building systems across geographically diverse data centers servicing 10s or 100s of thousands of users will multiple conflicting requirements. This lack of understanding may lead to a future full of opportunity or it may not.
awesome use of school resources,
well done to the head for supporting this,
well done to the kid for putting it together and sourcing the gear from industry, that shows nouse and initiative
surely just a couple of fanboi icons , one of a yurt or windmill , the other of a factory or oil rig for example
summed it up in an unrelated quote that applies to to this situation , for those unfamiliar here is it
"there are known knowns; there are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns; that is to say, there are things that we now know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns – there are things we do not know we don't know."
this article describes one thing going from known unknown to known known,
How many other known unknowns are there ?
which proportion are positive feedback and which negative ?
as always with climate science it is a developing science which makes it a risky business making definitive statements and as climate is a complex system reducing these complexities to soundbites also leads to trouble and much bollocks.
I , for one, am convinced of one thing, climate is changing, as to the rest more info and analysis needed
a crime motivated by racial, sexual, or other prejudice, typically one involving violence.
"legislation to stiffen penalties for persons convicted of hate crimes"
not a hate crime, just a crime
I could be interested in one if
1) it costs less than £100
2) it works with any android phone
otherwise not bothered
I didn't see that one coming
all your eye belong to us
"Abadie has said she wears her Glass headset all the time, even when not using it"
during sex ? in the shower ?
enquiring minds need to know
Infra red HUD available in CAdillacs in 2000 and 2001,
I remember it being reviewed by Top Gear
use this to ask your MP
I have used it in the past and got a written reply from the MP in question so , it has worked at least once !
well hopefully neither side will lose , or win, and be locked in a long and bitter dispute that just drains the resources of both sides,
kind of like Kramer vs kramer only more tedious and no-one really gives a f**k
the only downside being different lawyers win through fees.
here is some gov info that may help
after power gen transport is the next biggest target, though when you drill into it domestic transport accounts for 20% of CO2 and of that cars and taxis are 58% of the 20% so 11.6 % overall.
If all cars were electric that 11.6% would be reduced providing an easyish way of reducing CO2 according to UK gov though without investing in power gen it will not work anyway.
its author's belief that nations need to measure the impact of online crime if the author is to understand how to sell them security products
fixed that for you
so is Larry actually saying that they are crap but no reason not to make money out of them ?
or will it be "shared databases are crap except ours"
either way expect a labyrinthine licencing model that is open to interpretation that no-one has the minerals to test in court
"We are the Cisco. Lower your firewalls and surrender your wallets. We will add your software defined networking and commodity switches to our own. Your company will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile."
oh no it isnt !
I know , mine is the one with the programme in the pocket, no need to push
i want that job, does this mean a set of increasingly difficult set of landing conditions leading to awesome top gun bees ?
maybe some obstacle courses ....
and by extension robust drones, but I prefer to concentrate on the bees.
" If you can't cope with bringing up a family and bringing enough money in to do so properly, then don't have children."
this comment ranks as one of the stupidest comments I have read,
because of course you can predict the future and your ability to cope with a situation of which you have little or no knowledge,
how do you know until you do it ?
it isn't all about the money either, there are good and bad parents from all economic backgrounds
I always find the phrase "overlooked for promotion" to be slightly odd.
First off that implies the control of the situation was not yours or some external factor was at play to deny you the promotion you deserved. Is this really the case ?
Did you do everything you could to get the promotion or did you just work hard and expect it ?
If you think getting a promotion in the organisation you are in involves doing things outside of your boundaries then try the job market
If you feel you aren't being valued where you are then try the job market.
If nothing happens maybe you have found your level so be happy with that, or keep trying the job market whilst balancing your job/home life.
or just ignore all of the above as it is only my opinion and based on my narrow experience of the UK IT job market. The author is American and things are almost certainly different there.
A war on terror is like trying to nail jelly to a wall, the only way to reduce terror is to improve the lives of the people from where the terrorists recruit.
kill someone's relative they become easy picking for terror groups (or governments or criminals or ...etc) for vengeful acts of violence , educate them and improve their lives they will be harder to convince of the justification for "righteous slaughter" and also , hopefully , more critical of the arguments presented to persuade.
Intelligence gathering is still needed, I do not think spying on everyone is a good thing or justified.
so there is still space for
....no need to push, its the one with the bad week in the pocket
so what we are saying is that there are many options for the home electronics geek , and, depending on your personal preferences one is more relevant to the projects and your brain type than the others.
I think that is a good thing
I got my nook glo thing for £69 when they first reduced the price.
It allows me to read books in the dark
which is nice
"Until the remote control station has a 360° 3D "display" without the lag of satellite links (try to fire against a fast moving target a tenth of second later...), and other "inputs" "
this is all just a matter of time.
ever play an FPS online ?
there have been people with high pings anticipating movement to compensate for their network lags ever since online gaming started.
I once managed to get them all to jump on the train track next to where you started.
but 9 times out of 10 one got away , then the mandatory hunting followed by having to lose the police
played all of the GTAs so far IV has gotten a bit serious though, played saint row 3 recently which has more of the humour of the previous GTAs
If V has more humour than IV then I will get the PC version, Keyboard and mouse FTW indeed (apart form the bloody helicopters !)
the hardest languages to learn are
please google to check though as my memory is not reliable
The main difficulties with English are too many exceptions to rules and words that sound identical but are spelt differently depending on meaning
again please check the above.
A person isn't stupid, people often are
So there is a risk that a mobile phone or other device could interfere with the safe landing or take off of a plane.
Given that a percentage of the sample doesn't switch off their phone or other device and that there are very few instances of aircraft having incidents as a result of passengers electronic devices can the risk not be assessed ?
impact - high crashing plane kills people
probability - low based on my scanning of the comments so please feel free to disagree
mitigation - ask all passengers to switch of said electronic devices knowing that some will comply and some won't
the mitigation chosen seems a reasonable compromise , I don't understand why everyone is getting so upset, surely the fact that some people cannot do without their phone or the possibility of not being contactable is more more upsetting ? well it is to me anyway.
google arsevoid ?
mine's the one with the HTC in pocket