265 posts • joined Friday 9th September 2011 13:43 GMT
I can assure from a privacy perspective ... we would lose you and not get you back.
As for those of us who are paying attention, you've already lost us and you will not be getting us back. The only ones you haven't/won't lose are the great unwashed who don't pay attention or even worse, are willing to give up privacy for the shiny trinkets you dangle in front of them.
@Psyx Re: Fixed it.
"Have you been to A&E or an inner-city classroom recently?"
Have you seen the waste, excess, and abuse in other parts of government recently?
Re: One hell of a thing
I see what you did there...
"Anyone who can learn to drive can learn to fly."
I'd have to disagree, though I could probably agree with "most people who can learn to drive can learn to fly".
@ Neil Charles, Matthew 3, etc. Re: Trouble is ...
Dear non-pilots, the term "my airspace" refers to that bubble of air surrounding "my aircraft" into which it is dangerous for any other "not my aircraft" to intrude. Given that the great unwashed have substantial difficulty keeping from intruding into "my roadspace" and seem content to think that mere inches of clearance is sufficient, I shudder to think what will happen when they are released from flatland and have to think and manoeuvre in 3D space.
Re: This update affects all versions...
Probably ought to take some reading comprehension classes, mate. That particular bug is in the IE browser, not in the Windows OS proper.
Virtual vs fiat
Can someone please explain to me what the fundamental difference is between a fiat currency and a virtual currency with no intrinsic value whatsoever?
A more complete reading of the article reveals "Under a deal with the authorities, Transition drivers will only need a sports license to fly, which only requires 20 hours of flight time and less exacting aeronautical knowledge. "
Still, have to agree that is will be nothing more than a rich man's toy at this point - but then much advancing, bleeding edge technology starts this way...
Is this sort of thing going to happen every time we use the Infinite Improbability drive?
Re: Oh Lordy ROTM
Forget the flak jacket, where's my shotgun? And ammo? Lots of ammo!
CISPA Dead (for now) in US Senate
Since CISPA is Dead (for now) in the US Senate, this change to EPCA will actually take effect and have the desired result.
Re: "...a newly formed black hole in the heart of the star"
Certainly from our perspective - and does any other perspecive matter?
Re: Godwin's law self-fail
Admittedly haven't had (enough) coffee this morning, but I fail to see the fail.
"Zaphod, I think this would be a more appropriate picture for use on El Reg...
Well played, 4ecks, well played!
"Maybe not "pretty damn hot", and at least a couple of decades on me, but I wouldn't say no."
I would. I don't see anything particularly attractive about her these days - maybe if I was the same age, but even then I see plenty of women her age that are more attractive than she is.
"I think Carrie Fisher still looks pretty damn hot."
Really? Here she is with a couple of friends a year ago:
Define "enemy" - and no, "who we say is the enemy" doesn't count.
Though I don't agree with what he did, that charge seems over the top (not that I expect any less from the government). I also have to give him credit for admitting guilt on the other charges.
What's with all of the smoking - is it that much more of a thing in China or is that just more of the propagandist nature of the animation?
Re: It's an improvement......
Right, I knew that, I was just... oh never mind.
Re: It's an improvement......
They still run the stupid gecko ads, and they are getting progressively worse.
Re: Give an automatic rifle
First, nobody is giving any 16 year old boys automatic rifles. Those are tightly controlled by the BATFE and monstrously expensive (on the order of $15,000 or more). I suspect you mean a semi-automatic rifle, which fires one bullet with each pull of the trigger and does not require you to manipulate the firearm between shots.
Second, given that this is NY I imagine there would be just as much issue with her giving him a semi-automatic rifle and a ton of ammunition as there was for hiring strippers. NY just passed some of the toughest anti-gun laws in the US, and even before that ti was illegal for a dealer to sell to a minor so it wouldn't surprise me if they had added more age restrictions.
Re: 10,000 tons
All depends on your locale I imagine. In the US or GB, 10,000 tons. In Spain or Italy, 10.000 tons. Elsewhere, it might even be 10 000 tons. I should think it was pretty clear from the context, data being from NASA and all.
Re: "a sequence of swipes and key presses"
Nope, it is indeed February 15th. Were there any doubt, this quote from the article should help dispel it: "It worked for us on an iPhone 5 running iOS 6.02, not just iOS 6.1 as Jailbreak Nation suggests."
"this could always be cunning PR plan to hide the fact that there are Martians on the surface with whom NASA has done a deal to keep quiet about"
Please don't encourage them, they are nutty enough on their own!
Re: an uncertainty of a microsecond.
" I find it cool that the computer which does my video recordings knows the time with an uncertainty of a microsecond. "
I find it likely that the poster of this statement doesn't get out much...
Re: Maps are still crap...still waiting on a fix for this!!!
App Store - Search - Google Maps - Install. Done.
It'll be a free-for-all baby!
"I am excited to have a patriot like Ted Nugent joining me in the House Chamber to hear from President Obama. After the address I'm sure Ted will have plenty to say."
In his subdued, reasoned and rational way, I'm sure.
Re: Physical security of server room ?
@Callam McMillan - In our case (as is often the case in companies our size), boss of BOFH is former BOFH himself - they are aware of the wiles of the BOFH and know how to counter them, and (to answer another post) would know the difference between the real server room and a fake.
Re: Physical security of server room ?
To put it bluntly: Security - they are doing it wrong.
Even though I work in a company of only around 100 employees, we have secured and limited access to the server room. I think 3 people have access - our BOFH, PFY and their boss.
No, not joking. He's fun to watch - said something this morning about an iOS 6.1 jailbreak party this weekend. I've seen him at the lunchroom table with an iPhone, iPad, MacBook of some kind and recently what looks like it could bean iPad mini too, all spread out & interacting with them almost all at once.
Our office Fanboi just exclaimed "That's almost enought to do video processing!"" and dashed off, I think to go order one...
Re: "it's not obscure, just unknown by the general populace"
That is the very definition (or at least, one of them) of obscure. From http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/obscure - Obscure: relatively unknown
Re: There's always google of course.
As was mentioned in the article, of course: "At least some of the credentials can still be found using Google and other external web crawlers."
Re: it's 42
Right, that's the *answer*, now we just need the *question*, because once you know what the question actually is, you'll know what the answer means.
"so the models are evidently wrong"
As all models are since it would take a model the size & complexity of the thing being modeled to be an exact representation. The best we can do is add information and adjust the models as best we can and see how well they fit when presented historical data and asked to predict current conditions. My understanding is that we aren't particularly good at this with climate modeling yet, so we, as all serious scientists must, need to take the results of the models in that context and treat them as such.
Unless of course you were to build the ultimate computer to determine the ultimate question to Life, the Universe and Everything... I'll have to put my heads togetehr and see if maybe, just maybe...
A "leak" by any other name would smell as sweet (or be as effective..)
"Not that we are implying this happened here, of course."
No, of course not! Why I never thought it, not for a second!
Re: "the perfect complement to the Surface Windows RT."
Boss just gave the go-ahead to order as soon as it is available. I've been enjoying the RT, but the inability to run Win32 apps was a bit constraining at times so the Pro looks to be interesting to evaluate. Although, I suspect as soon as I start using the Pro I'll largely stop using the RT so I'm dubious about "the perfect complement to the Surface Windows RT" thing.
Re: There has to be a joke in their somewhere...
That's 1.66 elephants per *minute*, far more than a trickle...
Re: I fancied OLJ
Assuming you meant O*N*J, pretty much every re-blooded teenage male did, I suspect. I know I did!
Paris Hilton has nothing on ONJ. Kids these days...
Forget the Batmobile
I want the Bat Cave! Or rather, be wealthy enough to construct my own lair...
I have the *ahem* pleasure of being the maintainer for a suite of applications written in Turbo Pascal. One component, comprising roughly 250k lines is written in TP 3 and has never been "updated" to TP 7 due to the length and complexity (I seem to recall several estimates that it would take something like two man-years to do). In any case, there is a minor bug in one of the core routines that was written in about 1992 that the senior developers determined couldn't be fixed without said rewrite. So, we are now in roughly year 20 of this bug with no real hope of it ever being addressed. And yes, the code is still in use in hundreds of systems. Fortunately, the bug surfaces so infrequently it isn't *that* big of a deal, but it does take some effort to deal with when it does.
Well done, gents! Nice to see the good guys win one for a change!
You missed the true reason behind the announcement - this is the US Gov't preparing for the next phase of conflict with Iran. Talk up the enemy's capabilities, start the fear mongering so that when the right time comes, there is overwhelming support for the action they want to take against them.
Only if you consider "up and running" uninfected by various malware. Stay away, stay far away from MSE. Avast and other free alternatives are a much better choice.
See icon - two months running now, actually. Can MS achieve 3 in a row? Tune in next month and find out!
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