756 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 14:08 GMT
Re: Stupid question
Only if your rod was poking a spherical cow.
The Forever War
Great book. All fans of SciFi or war fiction should read it.
Even their cheapest pairs are better than anything from Beats.
"new trick is a chat feature baked into Google Drive that allows users to click on a file to initiate a chat with anyone else viewing it at the time"
Docs has had a chat feature for years.
Where's the book Pete? Still no sign of it.
If this data goes through my boradband connection then security will not be an issue because I will not connect it. I don't want some useless data from the fridge stealing bandwidth from my online gaming, watching films, etc.
If a secondary connection is provided specifically for this purpose then I'll just disconnect it anyway because it's none of their business what devices I have turned on in my home. If they make it a legal requirement to have it connected then it'll just suffer some unfortunate but seemingly accidental issues.
"a number of UK.gov websites - including the ICO - that use Google Analytics from Google's own servers"
Not on any computer I use they don't.
Say NO to Google Analytics, install Ghostery in your browser!
Granny Smasher awarded!
you have killed 50 grannys
What kind of idiot
What kind of idiot installs an update for an app via an advert in another app rather than through the standard update mechanism in the app store?
Oh yeah the users I have to support probably.
Who's laughing now bitch!
Invasion of Privacy
Threatening Public Officials
That's a nice series of offenses this guy is building up. All because "he woke up on Oxford Street... to find his Macbook Pro had gone, along with his credit cards". So he got so wasted he passed out in the street while carrying an expensive laptop? How does he know he didn't give it away while he was out of his face?
Re: This is not rocket science...!
Wow in future they're going to do basic testing. Wtf where they doing before?
Re: to answer the headline question
So it's better to cause more people in the world to starve and increase any climate change caused by burning fuels in order to make industry think about not using oil? That's some very stupid logic right there. Are you a Grenpeace member?
Your fridge has buttons that you need to operate? Mine has a door, it opens and closes, and that's the nearest I get to "operating" it. It deoes also have a temerature dial inside but once set there is no need to change it.
Re: Stop the FUD
"Java still has probably the best database drivers of any programming language"
Bull. Delphi has the best database drivers and has done since before James Gosling even concieved Java.
I had to enable my Java plugin for something yesterday. I disabled it straight after but I will need it again in a few weeks. Whilst I no longer need Java in the browser at home there are still tools that require it at work. I no longer install Java on people's home machines, except my own where I need it for programming.
Re: The UK government?
"I tend to use Chrome more as FF doesn't handle SSL certificates in the most trustworthy way - Mozilla might have suffered 'Market Capture' and a very tight/protected/extensionified Chrome is safer to use?"
What do you mean by that loaded statement? Like most of your post provided without any explanation or evidence. Since you seem to be worried about your security why do you think a browser that is monitoring you for an ad agency is more secure?
Re: Surely at least the Third time?
And Palm OS based watches were available before that.
Re: UK already has an open map
OpenStreetMap? You mean the place Apple got the data for their oh so accurate maps?
Downvoted for liking Amanda Fricken Palmer!
Why isn't the Cray #1?
The Cray is way sexier than a laptop that happens to be slimmer & shinier than other laptops but otherwise looks identical to every laptop ever produced.
Any why is the NeXT cube there at all? It's just a cube ffs and not a very attractive one at that.
applies a branded veneer... It's a good idea
No it bloody well isn't.
No one likes the branded veneers from Vodafone, Orange, et al and the idea of FB doing the same thing is just so incredibly scary it makes Skynet look like a bad dream.
There are already more than enough non removable apps added to the average Android phone by operators and manuafacturers, another one from FB is the last thing we need. The reports on FB Home say that phone will launch with it pre-installed. If Samsung do this and it is not removable then my S3 is the last phone my family and I will buy from them.
Ye gods who gave Lester nukes?!? I knew LOHAN was coming along niceley but...
There is no cure for cancer. Cancer is the universe's way of telling us we got too good at medicine, diet, etc and are living too long.
My iPad is more robust than most of the appliances in my kitchen
I doubt that. Most, if not all, of the appliances in my kitchen will still work after I deliver a swift kick from my size 9 boots. How well will your iPad fare? I'm available if you want to find out experimentally.
Re: whats big?
Don't try going for a job in big data coz you have no idea what it is.
As always, Google can enlighten you.
"Starbucks, which sweats to ensure its coffee-like beverages taste exactly the same in Leicester Square, London, as Union Square, San Francisco."
You mean Starbucks actually work to make coffee that tastes that bad?!? They should give up now.
At least they're getting fibre
WHEN WILL BT STOP PUTTING BACK THE DATE OF INSTALLING FIBRE IN MOST PARTS OF GLASGOW!!!!!!
Aww is Stephens medication not workiing today?
He should stick to topics that he actually understands. So that would be greek, latin and perhaps comedy.
When will they learn that I don't want to spend hours rearranging / resizing tiles? I have work / games / etc to do. It's one of the main reasons I dislike TIFKAM. I want an unobtrusive system that automatically arranges itself into alphabetical order like, oh I don't know, the start menu in Win7!
As for the advanced feature that allows you to have two whole windows on the screen at once!!! Wow how did they think of that. I currently have 4 windows open on one screen and 3 on another in Win7. Multiple windows are part of my workflow. Hell even my phone can do two windows at once!
Making Win8 even more like WinPho is not the way to fix it.
Re: Let's call it a draw...
I've met him as well, actually I worked with him on Blackadder, and he is indeed a very decent sort of fellow. That doesn't stop me screaming at the TV when he talks about anything to do with science or technology though.
"now that North Sea production is ramping down"
What gives you that idea? There are still billions of boe of gas available in the southern North Sea gas basin with new fields coming online all the time.
heavily weighted towards Labour MPs
Didn't they plan to do almost exactly the same thing when they were in power?
I always find MPs short memory amusing. Do they really think we are so stupid that we don't remember these things?
Re: Cisco is the problem, Skype is good enough
"voice lag issues are best overcome simply by using a regular conference phone for audio"
Use two devices for the one conversation? Wtf is good enough about that? It's an abortion is what that is.
I'd forgotten about the Lynx. Those mag scans bring back memories of me pouring over adverts wanting one.
Re: Build it and they will come
In what way are Ducati taking risks that pay off?
Their previous MotoGP bikes were risks that didn't pay off. Their current MotoGP bike is a complete lack of risk and is still not paying off. Unless you want to consider using the same pos bike as last year a risk? Their current WSB / Superstock bike is based on the previous MotoGP bike concept and so far isn't looking all that clever.
Their actual retail range? Most of them are larger bore / updated versions of bikes they have been building for years. Admitedly they sell very successfully but I fail to see the risk taking.
more tech-savvy than his presidential predecessors
But Kim Jong Ill invented computers and the internet! How could he be more tech savvy than that?
Money... That's what they want....
This whole idea has been a mess from start to finish and I'm yet to hear a decent reason why we need more gTLDs.
I had an Interface 2 as well and it was a great peripheral and made much more sense to me than buying an Interface 1. But, there was a very good reasons why the ROM cartridges were no alternative to Microdrives - they only held 16K! That is why the only games that came out on cartridge were the older 16K Spectrum games that you mentioned.
I had Jet Pack btw, great game. :)
Re: File? What file? I don't remember saving any files!
The QL didn't have a dongle, it had a KLUDGE.
I can't remember if that was the official name for it or just what all the magazines called it at the time.
Maybe if they bought relevant ads?
The problem here isn't that eBay bought ads for the term eBay. The problem is no matter what I search for I get ads for eBay. I could search for Global Thermonuclear Meltdown and get ads saying "Buy Global Thermonuclear Meltdown at eBay!" Now I'm assuming they don't have that for sale...
As a result I ignore any ad for eBay on Google. Even if I'm searching for a product that they might actually have on eBay I won't click one of their ads because I'm expecting it to be useless.
Re: Ah, PayPal
No you get phishing emails about PayPal for the same reason I get phishing emails about Bank of America, HSBC, etc. Onse a phisherman has an email addres he sends it mail for everything whether he thinks they use it or not.
Re: Any love...
2010 has nothing to do with Kubrick, unfortunately. However it is based on the Athur C Clarke book of the same name and so like everything else he wrote is crap.
The film isn't even a very good version of the book.
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