57 posts • joined Thursday 14th July 2011 14:13 GMT
Re: Since when does anybody
no you don't ...
The G originates from Graphic. - Graphic originates from a greek word. in Greek it's written γραφικό the first letter is a gamma - but there is no such sound in the english language the closest would be the beginning sound of the word Yiddish
So if we go with the ancient origin of the word it would be closer to go for (but still inaccurate).
fyi in greece everyone calls it gif ...though not saying they invented it but it's their word.
Re: Wouldn't it be reasonable to have some sort of security?
don't run windows ya say???
check this picture of an airbus A380
what's behind each of the joysticks?? a screen with ARGGGHHH we're gonna die - windows...
if true and these ebay accounts weren't dormant ebay sucks however
is this related to the following announcement 30 days ago?
were these accounts dormant?
However if they weren't and ebay is not reinstating their history then the icon represents my feelings...
This appears to be a UL standard - wouldn't this affect more than just europe? just that a european trader got wind of it makes it sound like this is a european withdrawal for this product. Might be they have to discontinue this product as it stands...
Re: Good news
wow best comment in a while - cheers ac. This does look like idiocy extreme... I just knew there would be some nugget of info in the comments and here it was .. Cheers again...
but it has...
It has an it angle ... it has a tit angle!!!
Re: Impartiality about what?
two down - votes WTF we have flat earthers here...
Re: think of the children!
While I think this patent is ridiculous - on the prior art front only - apple did have this a while ago ... the adventure games mentioned would they be myst by any chance? Myst was developed in hypercard...
Which was around in 1987 - though not sure if this relates or is a reason they were awarded this patent...
I still think it's ridiculous though...
Re: Impartiality about what?
I thought the existence of a flat earth society was a joke to illustrate the argument...
Hahaha it actually exists !!..
Re: Pathetic strop by apple
Nope - you don't have to be though I'm not sure you can present yourself as a friend of the court of your own volition, I think it's mostly for when a court needs an independent witness for specific advice on a specialist area...
Pathetic strop by apple
This is unreal...
I got curious and rotated my screen 90 degrees to get a vertical resolution of 1920 - the ipad kept increasing and pushed down the two keynote links underneath it until the ipad was the only thing fitting in both borders... didn't stop until the window was around 1700 pixels tall!!!
To me this is blatant contempt of court - Can we send a 'friend of the court' message to the court about this??
I'm surprised they didn't have the link hovering about as you try to click it !!.
Highly respected online forum????
Are we talking about the same register??
"From the highly respected online forum The Register"
Hadn't realised the register was a forum ... or respected or highly !!!
So there we have it - the register declared highly respected in a court of law !!...
should have commissioned Stainless Games...
and maintained the scoring system !!
Re: A question on the subject of pixels
nice term - yes we should adopt this for all cams in the consumer space ...100 MegaBlurxels = about 5 MP in the pro space!!! (as for sounding like cat vomit being sucked up in vacuum - that sums up what I feel about such photos hence quite apt!!)
Can we have it added as an official elreg unit of measure?
Re: A question on the subject of pixels
A few reasons one being gamut or in layman's terms the range of colours that can be represented by a 'pixel' on paper is far greater than a dot can represent on paper. The CMYK range has much smaller available colour space so even a 75 dpi image will look better when printing at 150 or even 300 dpi because the dots on the paper can be mixed to approximate the original colour better.
Another reason - which might be even more important - are the 5 MPixels the camera real or just blur pixels (my term!!) if you zoom at 100% and you just see loads a noise - the 5 MP are just theoretical.. as megapixels have been hijacked by marketing departments and are now a useless metric on the quality of an image that a device can produce.
One more thing....
Greece ... 100% enabled by GS in what it's done all the way back to 1999 (uk documentaries mention some deals made in 2003 but there were more interesting stuff going back to 99-00)
Not saying GS made Greece to fail but it could have prevented it with some prudence on it's part to tell the client their chosen course was self-destructive in the long run... They would have been entirely justified to say "you're a muppet if you think mortgaging ALL state income form public works for the next 20 years so that u have no revenue over the same period which is about 50% of GDP as it's about that percentage that is state owned, and basing all finances on the new low rates that euro membership would allow.
It's like paying out all your income to get a house but you fiddle the books so that it doesn't look like that is what you are doing so that you can 'qualify' for the mortgage. You make your income look bigger by buying services from yourself through intermediaries (ie GS), inflating your apparent income but if u look closely u'll realise it's just the same money going round before ending up as mortgage payments... When payments need to be made u slapped everything on Credit cards (EU Loans/grants for public works and over inflated invoices) and somehow also got loans to cover the minimum payments further cooking the books to hide the situation... Meanwhile the fees GS was making out of all this affair further exacerbated the situation as they were in the order of astroludicrous.. and they are not fully apparent as they are disguised as services from other ventures etc...
That's about the summary of what happened in Greece...
Re: Speed of what kind of light
' the more slower than vacuum light speed they travel at....'
So if I got this right, this is why my dyson is purple? I often wondered that....
Re: Private Cloud? Buzzword for Accountants!
I have very little experience with movable workloads in clouds or other fluffy nonsense - would it be possible though to make a cloud that is compatible with amazons so if say the private cloud fails or is overloaded, it can then expand into amazon? thus you get just the smallest service available with amazon but build you own cloud in a dc somewhere at much lower cost. If it goes titsup then if kept in sync with aws it just glides on over .. is this possible at all?
Not sure amazon would like that usage profile if it expanded hehe...
and yet no one has mention this yet...
oh well my turn...
Re: Sheer stupidity not absent technology
You are justifying this?
If you find this understandable then would love to see your network.
As for the questions you ask - yes I'm damn sure. Everything is scanned/probed routinely and anything found like some odd back door is either disabled or if not possible the kit is thrown out and replaced. And even if a printer or a fax machine get's somehow pwned then all that can happen is maybe some paper waste at most...
I do this for my own micro enterprise cause it's my background but I'd expect an even higher level of checks for something like elections...
Re: Re: thats all wrong
somehow got stuck with starwars now gotta find Indie to hear what it's tune is like !!!
me likes in this order 1, 3 ,,,,,,,,2
there was a 4th one apparently? thanks to mind wipe services ltd it's been erased, - the trama was too great to keep on living with... I'm to refrain from ever attempting to watch that pack of shite ever again.. !!
Sheer stupidity not absent technology
The technology and the means do exist. Who on earth invites hackers to hack system but leaves admin/admin as user/pass? is this for real ? that' s not a test it's a joke. If that's the best they can manage then best they scrap all e-voting machines asap...
Finally someone seeing it formally at last. 3-4 years ago I upped sticks walked out of the company I was in employ with due to useless managers that tried to pin something on me. I had already started an ecommerce venture for my wife which now is sustaining us both. I've been offered work (even from the same people I walked out on) but now just tell them to eff-off.. I'm sure I could do better but I like our little shop and there's no one on our backs - just chasing suppliers heh..
Several people were in same boat - walked out and refused to have anything to do with them any more...
Work in a company me? no thanks ...
virgin media is pretty good overall
We've been with virgin/ntl for at approx 10 years in various locations in the south east. for about a year I had adsl services as no ntl at location at time. Had more downtime in that one year than I've had failures with ntl/vm in 10 years. Must say though the modem/router combos they supply are absolute shite... But can't fault the service though. As for yesterday's downtime - I generally avoid calling support unless I determine there's a local issue. I logged on my 3G to see status/ twitter and couldn't even reach VM website - figured this is a big one no point calling this one in!! Wife was going no u must call them they might not know - I was like I'm sure they do... 10 mins later everything was back on (after assembling lenghts of usb extension cables to get phone to a good reception area in the house.... typical... spent 30 -40 mins doing this then it all comes back !!
give us a streetview point / google maps then we can see exactly where u were
as per title
I have a scenic phase2 (2000 model) where I've done all sorts of silly driving in snow even took out fuse of abs to try with and without - loads a fun but nothing like having to reset it like this... the only thing have had to replace HT coils three times now it's on a set of bosch HT which seem to be fine now.
But I drive just for practice with it in snow and ice even going crazy wheelspin intentionally but not seen this behaviour as described in this article - whichever this car is it's computer is shite. Though I agree the driver should not have continued to drive and place himself in such perilous danger when he knew the car was misbehaving.
heads up - alliance leicester and possibly Santander next!!!
Saw this when logged in:
"The service will be undergoing essential maintenance on Sunday 6th November between 3:45am - 7:00am. Customers may experience some disruption. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. "
What are the banks up to I wonder....
Wifi is superflawed. The reason it doesn't work most of the time is due to congestion when everyone uses everywhere and there aren't enough channels to hop around. While you can move about antennas until you fix the problem that is only until yet another Wifi hotspot appears in the neighbourhood.
Effectively there are only 3 channels available so in effect if more than 3 are transmitting/receiving at the same time bandwidth starts going down. What works are cables. If Wifi works for you it's because your area isn't congested or you use it when everyone else is not using it.
all in the same day???
that's why I use tripwire for bank account software!!...
seriously though - impulse purchased a new kitchen??? just walking by B&Q or somethin?
so u voice ur concern but fail to upvote...
So I downvote u on principle and give the upvote to the one u raised about...
balance restored... can we have a yin/yang symbol please...hehe..
always wondered ...
if possible to compress gas through some gas safe compressor unit and would resulting liquified gas be the same as LPG that cars run on ...by that could probably reset meter!!!
Solves everything..... run a gas generator for power, plug said generator into grid instead of photovoltaics on roof and not only not pay but actually make money from feed in tariff... hhhmmmm....
and finally run car and not pay for all that stupid tax on the fuel....
I've said before
and I'll say it again...
nah - hate repeating myself!
writes new custom malware
then submits it to virustotal... MAJOR FAIL.. duh..
Good but ideally....
Step in the right direction but why just trial it in such few schools? What's going to determine the success of the trial? if they get a job in 10 years? it needs to be done much more urgently and spread out as wide as possible.
From 3rd grade onwards kids should be able to make anything with constructor kits/ lego technic /meccano whatever other brand exists. By 6-7 grade they should then be upgrading to mindstorm or other simple programmable units then from 8-9-10-11 they should be full on in arduino board/ embedded programming/ prototyping and the like.
Also curriculum should look to actually making/augmenting open source software for the use of their own school as an actual project. eventually they'll have best of class software at Zero cost to them and they get full work experience. Get the whole school in a fully automated process to get it's running costs down.
Then you get a generation of robot builders and what not - THEN you can compete against any low cost labour country on the planet - and all production comes back to the UK.
That's what needs to be done... Germany is pretty much doing it already I think - there's so many robotics stuff going around there in their schools with various constructor kits etc...
Also shops should be banned from selling any single use toys - everyone should just be able to make their own - want a toy - make the tool to make it first !!! :-)
tomtom? no tom ...
First tomtom was a 700 model(500squid).. Was interested in HD traffic so bought the 720 which was supposed to be able to handle HD with an optional power adapter that would be made available when HD traffic was brought to the UK. The adapter never materialised and generally was happier with the 700. So I sold it..Later got the 750 but found it's interface a bit toyish and HD traffic which finally was on it was a bit naf to be honest. Seems all those negotiations with councils and what not as to how to redirect traffic ended up crippling the system. Worst thing on both 720 and 750 (and all in between) the compass stopped showing heading and distance to target. This the 700 still does and is invaluable - I use it to ignore the map and just follow the needle guessing which roads to take when seeking alternates if there's too much traffic on selected roads. I can't believe they removed that... Sold the 750 a couple of months after I bought it. The 700 doesn't have the hotfix data to assist in cold starting it but I managed to score an external gps antenna on it (which u can't fit on 750 apparently or most of the newer ones even!). Net result in use the 700 has a better fix than the new ones as gets better reception.
Not buying a new tomtom that's for sure... next one will probably get if I need one will be the nuvi range - some interesting features there... but would love it if could integrate gps with car data - maybe plug in to obd data from the engine management!!.
As for using camera phones instead of proper cams? seriously?? I have an old fuji finepix 2800z something (2.0 Megapixels with a 6 X optical zoom ) it's old it's no big winner in megapixels race but takes far better pictures than ANY camera phone bar none.(I'll challenge any phone and any MPs) I have an N95 and seen the crap the iphones take and all other phones.. Some of the photos look like the ccd is just dabling with a paintbrush the rgb elements in a vague general direction of where they should be. Chromatic aberration is just crazy on them and the sensor noise.. oh the sensor noise... by the time you finish cleaning up in photoshop you are left with less than 1 Megapixel even if the cam supposedly an 8MP. Absolute crapola. I want to upgrade my camera now to the HS10 (prosumer with fixed but decent lens).
OK I do take photography as a bit of a serious hobby (still have old film SLRs which pretty much wipe the floor of any digital cam though it is inconvenient to be dealing with film and not seeing what you shot instantly is a major drawback). Seems to me all our gadgets are converging to crap all the time. Can probably now afford hasselblad large format cams from the film area!! though they are being adapted with sensor plates though still so maybe not just yet.. but regular 35 mm film SLRs they are now at incredible prices!! (wondering if can mount old film SLR accessories to new digital versions with a bit of gaffer tape!!!)
I guess it's never been truer "they don't make 'em like they used to" heh..
so the trouble with osc was so bad you ended up divorcing your wife over it???
I can sympathise ... we were nearly there arguing over it... We run a small craft website which since moving to drupal has been a dream in contrast to osc (though I seem to encounter some osc thinking in the forums ... heh)
Yes I agree with Rich 2 also that a lot of the posts I encountered on the osc forums beggared belief and all the shoulder shrugging just drove me up the wall....
Code merging versions ... arghhh.. you're bringing back nightmares I used to have.... arggghh...
Drove me up the wall as well
So I ended up modifying the admin pages and moved them to a different url so instead of having http://website.com/admin/
would then have http://admin.website.com/ - and restricted it through apache so that only our IP could access it through certificate based authentication as the in-built auth mechanism were a joke. Needed a lot of changes to get it working though... Additionally a different process would always run the admin page as a different user on the server. I even started experimenting with not having the admin pages on the server at all and just having the admin pages running on a local copy of apache that would connect to ssh... in the end I figured this isn't worth the trouble and decided to dump it as the mods were just getting too extensive.
I do recall running every vulnerability scanner against it after any code change and I wouldn't store creditcard data inside it all .. infact we re-directed to the payment provider so that we wouldn't handle it at all as wasn't convinced at all at the mess going on inside....
This changed and we now handle cc's directly with ubercart as there is much more significant testing and resilience apparent in this.
A mate was asking me to help him with an oscommerce installation he was starting up and I just said to him... stop - and run as far away from osc as you can hehe..
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