33 posts • joined Tuesday 8th November 2011 12:16 GMT
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
"...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 188.8.131.52 and Android 3 should switch to 184.108.40.206"
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?
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?
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
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)
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?
- Product Round-up Smartwatch face off: Pebble, MetaWatch and new hi-tech timepieces
- Geek's Guide to Britain BT Tower is just a relic? Wrong: It relays 18,000hrs of telly daily
- Geek's Guide to Britain The bunker at the end of the world - in Essex
- Review: Sony Xperia SP
- FLABBER-JASTED: It's 'jif', NOT '.gif', says man who should know