50 posts • joined 8 Nov 2011
Fact of the day
There is a public train station on that estate called "IBM Halt" with a code of IBM and supposedly Operated by IBM: http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/IBM/details.aspx
At home I have a system that's light on RAM and boy does the new Maps try to use all of it! But that seems to be relentless with the web in general nowadays :(
Re: Good news
Well I think it's clear that it was a hare's breadth from being done for, I mean you can't just hop over to it to fix it. I bet the engineers found themselves in a right stew
Re: Sad panda.
I too am a sad panda. Still on Opera 12 at home, I'm using it less and less I get concerned about the lack of updates and potential vulns that won't be patched and the fact that it's also the last version with the mail client integrated. There was a big cry to ask Opera to open source Presto which would have been nice but it was never going to happen whilst customers were still licencing it for embedded products. Another one bites the dust :(
Not far from business as usual
At home in Hampshire (and more generally in populous areas outside of London) I typically get >= 12 Mbps from Three regularly. In the square mile, South Bank, Oxford St etc this often drops to < 0.75 Mbps and is barely useable (lots of timeouts etc). So as far as I'm concerned the lack of t'interwebs in London is business as usual
Re: I wonder if they've hired any tech writers in the last 2 years
If the sheer amount of TODO statments in their RHEL 6 -> 7 migration document is anything to go by I'd say not:
Re: A big but
Exactly, when these came up on Hackaday exactly your thoughts came out against it, and that *is* part of the hacker community el reg is talking about. Hackers don't want to be tied down to a specific company's whim, it's one of the reasons they're hacking in the first place rather than doing off the shelf.
Re: Enough with the capitalization
You're fine with -ize as the Oxford English Dictionary actually uses z's instead of s and either form is considered correct: http://blog.oxforddictionaries.com/2011/03/ize-or-ise/
Whilst -ise may be more common it's a commonly mistaken belief over here that -ize is an Americanism
Anyone else notice the linked eBay'd queue pass has an Xbox 360 logo? Smells of scam to me or very poor work from Game (who incidentally I thought had gone bankrupt but I'm clearly wrong)
However for some serious HA stuff that's something of last resort. Turning it off and on again isn't always best for every situation......just most situations!
So I actually agree that getting rid of the minimize button isn't an issue. In GNOME 3 I never did that as I used the virtual desktops like yourself. But maximise is going to be something I'll miss I expect. Still time will tell.
Eugh I always liked the fact that package kit *wasn't* a Software Centre clone. In fairness I rarely use the UI's but even when I do I'm going there for something specific and don't need the added bloatish advert style. I'm one of the few people on t'interwebs who actually quite liked GNOME 3 after using for a bit but there are some odd design decisions coming out every release, the lack of a maximise/restore button being one of them IMHO
Reminds me of something classic I did at school:
In outlook web access three friends and I set up an e-mail rule each,
If a received e-mail had "SPAM" in the subject then forward it to the other three and then delete it
one person then sends one e-mail and sits back. The admin realised after a few 10's of minutes why the servers were bogged down and tried to *e-mail* us to ask us to stop. Naturally given the rules we didn't even get that e-mail for 5 hours.
Not sure how I didn't receive any punishment. Nor when we used a similar technique to bombard a different friend with 15,000 e-mails in 10 minutes
Re: Thanks Mr. Levison
Wouldn't that be revealing a secret court order hence still be violating it?
Issues disappeared here
When I upgraded to 4.3 for the first few days I'd take my Nexus 4 out of my pocket to discover it was asking for SIM pin (so probably a restart). This seemed to stop after about a week, since then I haven't had any problems fortunately :)
1) I/O work
2) CPU work
3) Lightweight proxies
I hate that phrase "holiday season" despite being non-religious. Must we bear this contrived description for what most in the west refer to as Christmas?
No one else?
Ok I'll be the first to suggest it (and possibly be shot for it)....
why not simply mount a ramfs/tmpfs "drive" and on system startup copy necessary apps into it?
Slower startup time but if you're an avid suspend/hibernate users then what do you care about that for
Can I have my £1tn now? :p
"arguably the world’s most successful and comprehensive web filtering system"?
"arguably the world’s most successful and comprehensive web filtering system"
*Cough, cough* North Korean *Cough, cough*
Big Bruv - obviously
Re: Let me fix part of that for you
Hold on it gets better - he used to be a corporate tax adviser!
I in no way vouch for their effectiveness or Britishness but you made me look up an confirm that both Lycos and HotBot are still up and running!
Let me fix part of that for you
MP Stephen Williams, co-chairman of the Liberal Democrat Treasury Parliamentary Policy Committee, described that offer as a "joke".
MP Stephen Williams, co-chairman of the Liberal Democrat Treasury Parliamentary Policy Committee, described as a "joke".
having met the man on many occaisions
"....and (in the case of Nokia) booting the phone without a SIM for ten minutes, then booting with the SIM back in again, which apparently worked for one user"
I can't help but read these anecdotal "solutions" and wonder if I put "Sacrificing my first born to our Lord and Saviour the almight Satan worked for me" whether people would believe it could be an actual solution as much as the faith they put in these generally baseless techniques.
Skyfall SPOILER ALERT
Wasn't getting rid of rats from an island the main monologue from the antagonist in the recently released Bond film Skyfall?
IIRC big hole with coconut (replace here with tortoise egg), rat falls in. All rats eat each other then get a taste for rat flesh, realease to wild until they eat every other rat.
Wonder how viable that is?
Mine's the one with the Walther PPK
I agree, particularly given that any decent backup solution will merely be doing differentials
"...it should of course be the same for both the noun and the verb.”
Verb!?!?! To GIF? Am I the only one never to have heard of this magical verb?
"...temperatures outside of the Forest City data center being 100 degrees or higher several times in June and July...."
El Reg SI Units please! At the moment the water is boiling
Flash on Android 4?
" Android 4 phones should use 184.108.40.206 and Android 3 should switch to 220.127.116.11"
I thought the whole kerfuffle was that Android 4.x was going to be unsupported by Adobe. The BBC managed to wrangle and exception but I still thought it was dead?
No issues with the name?
Anyone else thinking Ubisoft might have something to say about the name? After all www.ubi.com is Ubisoft's website
Re: Suck versus Blow
So why not pump air into the tank in the basement to push the diesel up to the roof where the generators and pumps could be. Surely this is a pushing approach but using pumped air rather than atmospheric pressure?
If you're worried about air in the fuel lines then have another temporary tank on the roof to allow any air bubbles to vent before being used
Offshore oil wells work off the natural pressure of the well at first (from the compression that in fact made the oil) so no pumping/sucking at all. Later in the well's life when the pressure is insufficient to naturally come to the well head and rig they actively pump water down into the well to increase pressure and push the "last few bits" (usually actually quite a lot) up.
"so that mobile networks could stay open for priority calls"
So....basically the "Nationwide Wireless Priority Service" - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nationwide_Wireless_Priority_Service
Or you know GSM basics that require emergency services numbers be given priority by a base station dropping non-999/911/112/etc calls as required?
Half Life 2
Personally it's the head crabs wot done it for me. I know the game as a whole isn't that scary but I freaking hate head crabs :( and by extension most of Ravenholm
But if the microphone's on the same board as the speaker surely the vibrations will travel anyway so you *will* pick up something. If they had it recording on a nearby unconnected satellite then I'd be more impressed but I think this is just likely to confuse kids with the actual outcome
Well the IBM z/Architecture kind of validates the notion that CISC can indeed be better for throughput depending on scenario...
Tux for Linux on System z
Re: someone must have invented the DVR?
"VHS machines eventually had "EPG" scheduling via Teletext data."
Quite, isn't a DVR little more than VideoPlus+ (VCR Plus+ for our American friends) along with PDC and with a Hard Drive instead of a VHS tape? Ok so the scheduling is slightly better integrated but an application of disparate existing inventions is hardly patent worthy. After all Teletext/Ceefax did Now/Next for the 5 basic terrestrial channels
Or you know bank with HSBC Mexico: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18993476
Welcome, my friend, to the murky world of money laundering....
My coat's the one with the drop in it
Ditto, into "Airplane mode" and back out again, all of a sudden signal :D
Well that makes this tweet of their's a little awkward:
Still you always wonder if it's just a tool for overt espionage:
(For those lacking humour note this is a joke)
Anyone know what was actually said? None of the news reports mention it. It kind of makes it harder to judge what's acceptable and not when you have no history to go on...
(Note: I do not condone offensive messages particularly when a young child is involved and in tragic circumstances)
It's all about "The Unholy Wholemeal Bap". All the others employ egg of some kind of sauce. Not for me thanks. I like to actually taste my bacon
Mine's the one without ketchup or brown sauce in it
Re: Just more reasons
I was hoping for more than someone saying a 2 year old device is "long in the tooth". Can we not all agree that clearly there's something wrong spending £100's on something that needs replacing after only 29 months? Term "Apple Tax" seems even more appropriate given that you apparently pay it every 2 years....
Re: Prior art
Or you know quite a bit further back. Neil Armstrong (RIP) and Buzz Aldrin almost never left the moon. An Interview with Buzz Aldrin:
Is it true that a pen saved your life when you and Neil Armstrong tried to lift off from the moon?
Yes, a writing instrument was used to engage the engine arm's circuit breaker, which had broken off after our moonwalk. There were perhaps many other ways of ensuring engine ignition. Liftoff from the moon was obviously essential for our survival, though. I guess that's the master of understatements!
There's quite a bit documenting that
Re: Null and Void
You only know part of the pool that could be your Secret Santa. Even if you knew the entire pool of potential Santa you wouldn't know who gave you your gift. It's like saying an office Secret Santa isn't secret as you know it's someone in the office.
And to think that they've discontinued TweetDeck for Linux, real dedication to all aspects of the platform there. Oh what's that Twitter, you're only interested in the server side of Linux not the client? That doesn't seem self interested at all
Is it just me thinking that if they only valuable thing they've added is pre-done templates with lots of comments then why bother re-inventing the wheel? Why not simply create templates with comments for something like Maqetta?
Does this even support HTML5 or just the plain old HTML/CSS combo's we've been seeing since the days of Geocities?
Rooted too apparently
Given it's OS it's not particularly surprising but Hack A Day are reporting it's been rooted:
What on earth would IBM or Oracle want with it?
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