507 posts • joined Thursday 14th June 2007 21:06 GMT
Reminds me of students...
" Larvae hatch from the eggs and chew into nearby foliage, before heading back underground and getting some shuteye for the next 17 years, before erupting for yet another insect sex-fest."
p.s. I didn't downvote you
Re: @dognolegs Application Virtualization...
It's funny how with successive variants of the 'next big thing' we are invariably going around in circles
..... when I can get truly unlimited broadband.
Re: In as many cases
"We define hospital zones basically as places where the natural formation of liquid water is possible,"
Well, I'm currently in hospital(*), tucked up in bed, and do have a large jar of water on the table beside me. I guess it originally formed naturally, though I think it came from a tap"
* Yes, I'm allowed to use 3G here.
@dognolegs Re: Application Virtualization...
you mean x-terminals?
Re: What he said vs What he thought...
p.s. A "network" with 55,000 channels? Sounds like
spam a fragmented market to me
Re: What he said vs What he thought...
I use youtube a lot - never heard of awesomeness TV, though I'm not exactly their target market.
Surely if dreamworks started their own channel and advertised Shrek etc. they'd get the number of viewers they want for far less dosh?
Re: No thanks. Still don't have a reasonable linux driver for the original one
The sandy-bridge 3d drivers on xorg on FreeBSD work fine
I dropped Sky TV because of Murdoch (I've never been with a Murdoch owned ISP).
I do wonder, though, how many of the anti-Murodch brigade who have posted here subscribe to Sky TV, or watch Sky channels via Virgin?
Rant of the week, Trevor!
I feel your pain, and ironically had an advert for office 365 on the screen whilst reading your post.
Here, have a beer, and a thumbs up!
Re: Radio controlled watches render this timepiece redundant
There are far more transmitters than that. I know, because the cheapy radio clock I bought from a market stall syncs with the germany signal, although I'm in the UK, so it's an hour fast :(
Re: @Jamie Jones: @turtle: "its 1.4 million members not 140 million"
:-) Any time!
Re: forced obsolescence, Apple douchebaggery
"Anyway, I always carry when I do a Craigslist deal and I only take cash."
That's ok then
From the article....
"An attacker therefore just has to wait for a valid user to authenticate before hijacking the machinery by firing his or her own commands at the open TCP port."
Firstly, this implies a stateless mode of operation - else surely the box would drop the serial link / require re-authentication on a continuous tcp connection being dropped (as would happen if a bogus command was received from elsewhere)... So.... WHY????
Secondly, connected to the internet? WHY????
Don't forget your legal rights
A lot of people saying "they might stop this" or "they might stop that" but whatever they can do technically, they still have to abide by consumer law
Re: Glad to see the back of them.
I've been using SMS back since the days you couldn't message someone on a different network, yet I've never received a spam text of any sort......
if you top up £15 with tesco PAYG , you also get 5000 texts, and £30.00 of voice/data free for the next month.
Granted, international and non-geographic numbers don't count
@turtle: Re: "its 1.4 million members not 140 million"
Talking about messing up units......... :
That's still over £7 million (US$1.1 million) a month though."
Icon says it all
Re: Stupid question
"I'm posting this anonymously as I'm sure there's a really, really, really easy answer to this thought experiment but I'm too thick to know it."
Been there, done that!
"If I had a metal rod 100 million miles long sitting in a frictionless universe, and I push one end of the rod, surely the other end moves immediately,"
Actually, that's something I've wondered about too - though I would assume some whizzo rigid carbon nano wotsit or similar!
*facepalm* / *Sherlock*
"researchers were astonished to see that they wolfed down the same corn as the grown-ups."
Astonished? When I heard those results, I was thinking "No shit, Sherlock"
There is a large area of human society that thinks that animals are simply dumb. I've heard so many smug comments from some people who seem to think that animals are mindless zombies, and are then surprised or not convinced when they hear about what some animals have been seen doing...
You only have to see those experiments with squirrels and birds etc. to have a clue, but for some people, some people stick their head in the sand.
I'll tell you what, there are many MANY humans who wouldn't have the 'survival intelligence' that most animals have, and wouldn't last 2 days if thrown into their environment.
Re: @Jamie Jones: Eadon's Votes
Thanks for the windows-crunching, anon!
Seems Eadon has been quite a busy boy!
Waiting for nir.theregister.co.uk...
...Just because it's been happening on or off for a month now.
Surely the hot favourite article of quotes to win this months game of Bollox Bingo
"famous Ethernet model of “check, back off, wait a random amount of time, and check again”"
Shouldn't that be "send, back off if collision, then wait a random amount of time, and send again" ?
Re: @Kristian Walsh
""Oh come on... Tools are just that: tools."
As is, evidently, Gordon861."
I think you are being unfair to Gordon. He didn't say any sane group would justly sue Nokia, but that the music and film industry might.... And you only have to look at their track record...
@silver starred eadon Re: Microsoft - sorry Nokia - on the patents rampage
Would you mind sharing your total upvotes and downvotes?
@Eadon: Re: This is not rocket science...!
"Here's another rhetorical question. How can a Software company release an OS that is VULNERABLE TO VIRUSES in the first place?"
You forgot to end with:
Re: £250,000 fine for losing 77 million credit card numbers
""they were transformed using a cryptographic hash function."
Err, that is what people commonly call encryption (rightly or wrongly) with respect to password storage. Even ROT13 would qualify (despite being useless). "
ROT13 is neither cryptographic or a hash function.
Re: Farm it out
"Always amused to hear an American talk about socialism as if you knew what the word meant."
Indeed, As soon as you read 'socialist' used as an attempted insult, you know you are listening to a fox news laccy right wing nut.
+1 for you
-1 for "you are all commies" wingnut
Re: something positive?
Quite poignant for the onion, and something that us Brits have had to get used to for many many years
Re: As Eadon is busy elsewhere...
you forgot to end your post with:
Re: Once I've bought it, it's mine.
*sigh* You could have at least written "I am not a lawyer"....
Actually, come to think of it, it's pretty obvious. Silly car analogies (Did you think you were on slashdot?) don't a law make.
"Is this a case that ... No Welsh books have been offered by Welsh Authors/publishers for sale, or that Amazon just don't like the Welsh?
If you read the article before replying, it would have probably made your reply look less stupid
Re: Dos i chwara dy Nain cymru
The rest of your post would have had more value if you hadn't have written "s4c`s tv output really was shit compared to the proper channel 4, the Welsh always seemed to replace the good English programs with shit Welsh ones (I used to suspect on purpose)."
Back then, I wasn't too bothered because I could get English Ch4 also - but to think that S4C would deliberately replace the popular programmes (and hence the ones that would bring in the greatest ad revenue) is ridiculous. It *maybe* true that popular programmes were left out due to cost reasons etc, but to think that S4C would purposely attack their revenue just to piss off people like you is paranoid in the extreme,.
Re: Just as Eadon predicted - iWatch COPY CAT FAIL
Most (all?) of those "Apple" inventions you mention were invented by others anyway.
EADON IN APPLE-HISTORY COPYCAT FAIL
Re: Good joke, more of this please
If indeed they had working nukes, and used them just because anonymous hacked a few of their websites, do you really think they were that stable to begin with?
@Electric Panda: Re: News from NK
"This is clearly nonsense. Linux was written by Kim Il Sung so I don't see how any system maintenance is ever required.
Vile viperous, insidious capitalist Yankee pig dog Wall Street lackeys will persist in indulging their grotesque capitalist tastes on inferior products created in the dens of iniquity "Redmond WA" and "Cupertino CA" rather than use perfect, free operating system developed by the Great Marshal for the masses through his benevolence and love for mankind."
Best Kim Eadon Sung impression ever!
You won't be able to come into my house whilst I'm away to watch my big screen TV anymore.
I've just installed the most advanced security system out there. There is no way in through any of the windows, and all door locks are secured by the most advanced crypto available. It is uncrackable.
Oh, by the way, here are the keys and the passwords so you can come in to water the flowers. Have a nice day
@Pen-Y-Gos, and JustaKos: Cheers for the clarifications!
Incidentally, I grew up in the very "English [language]" South Gower. I do not natively speak Welsh, and like others, had to do it for a few years in Comprehensive School.
Not interested at all in languages, but having to take at least ONE at 'O' level (showing my age) I chose Welsh over French and German, simply because I found it easier. As it was, I failed the O level.
Growing up in this "insular" society, as a kid, Welsh was this annoying language that confused road signs, and often stole from our choice of TV channels.
It wasn't until I went to Cardiff University that I started to pay attention, as alot of the (mostly English) students would ask me if I spoke Welsh.. At the end of my time at Cardiff I was virtually fluent, through no specific learning classes.
It's at times like these, when I read the majority of posts on this topic, that I tend to brush up on it :)
Re: You can get the bible in klingon for kindle
"They can't realistically expect Amazon to support every third world country that has some weird and virtually unused legacy dialect. Wales isn't really a proper country anyway. They don't even have a set at the UN and even Palestine managed that!"
Poor troll is poor.
Wales isn't a country. No one here has said it is. What has that got to do with anything?
Re: The welsh lobby
"Simple answer, more people live in the London Metropolitan Area than live in the whole of Wales, N.Ireland and Scotland combined! You may not like it but that is the hard truth. Both Welsh and Scottish programming actually get undue prominence when you consider population sizes. It is hard for some to realise that programming that appears to focus on the London area is actually relevant to upwards of 15% of the population of the entire UK."
I lived in London for 10 years, and hardly ever saw programmes focusing on the regions. I agree with your population statistics, but that still means that going by your figures, 85% of the National viewing population are not in London.
I could probably agree that when you count regional TV, we get more than (say) Londoners do of local programmes, but my beef was with the *nationally* orientated programmes that have presenters guffing about what an amazing day it is, then they pan to the weather, and most of the North is covered in snow, and in Wales it's raining :)
"This Morning" etc. is a big culprit of this (not that I ever watch it of course *cough*)
P.S. I'd be perfectly happy to agree with you if you said that the London regions should show more regional programmes - it's the nationals I have the beef with!
How about this, if there is this supposed market how about you stop whining and provide the books yourself.
I must have forgot when Amazon became the BBC.
Did you actually RTFA, or just decide to whine about others whining?
Re: The welsh lobby
" the only time you could guarantee the locals would speak Welsh is when an English person walked in the room."
That old chestnut.
That's right. All native Welsh speakers choose to speak their second (and less natural) language to each other all the time, only defaulting to their first language to spite the English, who they obviously hate so much.
Re: The welsh lobby
"As a Londoner I was irritated and puzzled as to why we were being subjected to this"
Why do so called National programmes rejoice about the great weather when it's only great in London, and put a downer on the 'really bad rain' when it's sunny and nice everywhere else.
Why are London related news items given so much more prominence on National television than those from the North, Scotland, South West, Northern Ireland and Wales?
Why are the National programmes so London centric?
As a non-Londoner, I (and I'm sure many others) are irritated and puzzled as to why we are being subjected to this.