763 posts • joined Monday 9th January 2012 14:08 GMT
Re: 2 Year Elec Eng Project
"based on a PIC16F84, which should tell you something about how long ago I was at uni"
Last week? When I was at Glasgow Uni we used discrete logic chips for that kind of thing. Or an interface to a PC where we'd write the code in Turbo Pascal. None of these fancy newfangled PIC things. ;)
Time to go back and read the article, white anglo-saxon protestants are not mentioned. This group quite clearly state that they are promoting men's rights whether those men are white, black, red, yellow, green, brown or purple with kinda orangey spots.
I've never found a single one of these Anonymous Cowards to be credible in any way.
Ernst & Young
So we're in no doubt that a crime was committed then.
Re: Am I being stalked by a bunch of fanbois?
Only time I ever have problems with Vodafone's network is when the Huns come to watch their team play 3rd division football. Before and after a match I do have some trouble sending texts but voice and data still work. Once they're gone everything works perfectly again.
Re: I'm unsurprised (AListair 6)
Maybe your company doesn't want all their data to be read by Google. Maybe they don't want all their data to be stored in the USA where it will be subject to the Patriot Act. Maybe your company doesn't want to break the Data Protection Act by storing all their data in a country with lower data protection safeguards than the EU.
Maybe your company IT people understand their jobs and don't just assume that the latest shiny from Google must be good like you do.
Re: Pay for my own device, and have them lock it down???
And this is the problem with BYOD.
If you want to use your device on my network then it should have the security software and settings that I stipulate. Otherwise we might as well forget security leave all the doors and windows open at night and write the company secrets on billboards in the street.
Tea should be strong and milky. FULL FAT MILK ONLY! None of this hemi demi semi skimmed shite. Sugar to taste, for me half a teaspoon.
As for choice of tea bags, in recent years I've decided that the standard Tetley, PG Tips or Scottish Blend just isn't good enough for me any more. I prefer Organic Fair Trade, various brands are decent including Tesco's own brand.
I make too many cups in a day to mess around with tea leaves.
Could have been
If Ferranti or Marconi had been willing to listen to my father 25-30 years ago we could have had paper PCBs for decades now. We were printing them by standard offset litho techniques but no one was interested.
I don't think I have ever seen that virtue in anything GW have done and I first ventured into one of their stores 25 years ago. It is clearly missing from this debacle.
It looks to me like they've gone after a lesser known author because she is less likely to be able to defend her work. If they win they can then use this as a precedent to go after other authors.
I don't remember the last time I was willing to pay GW's outrageous prices for their derivitive products. This just puts me off even more.
Re: 200 to one?
1,000,000:1 Which makes it guaranteed to happen.
200:1 is much less likely.
Re: The Catch-22 Secnario
In my last job the IT dept gave me local admin rights for all the PCs on the factory floor because I could fix them when they couldn't. Technically I was a developer in a different dept. They used to phone me to suggest fixes for the office PCs too.
My current job is for a small company so I do a bit of everything and I decide who gets what access. :)
I've never seen the point of these website in a box apps. El Reg works perfectly in Android Chrome and if I want to download stories to read offline I can open them in tabs. I'm almost never out of wifi or 3G reception when I would actually want to read the site anyway.
I tried the last Reg app and it was so bad I've never used a website in a box app since!
mountain-sized buckets of cyber-shit I got for my association with Louise
No, it was because you're a dick who didn't care and didn't understand the very real problems with your site's security and the risks you were exposing your users to.
Re: Fuck 'em
We'll forget about our privacy laws the day they repeal their right to bear arms.
Wow guys way to pick the worst possible option.
Re: Why not launch from altitude ?
The big boat was built on the Clyde in 1996 iirc. I used to watch their progress from a 20th floor window on the other side of the river. It's reusable.
Re: the java angle....
That's nice for you but here I sit in my just outside city centre property with 12Mb down/1Mb up and that's the best I can get. Despite being the city with the largest population in my part of the UK, 30 minutes walk from the city centre and with lots of businesses in the area there's no fibre, no cable and I can't even get the 20Mb broadband I was sold even though I'm less than 1km from the exchange.
And when are BT going to install FTTC? That's anybody's guess because they've been puching the date back 3 months, every 3 months for the last year.
It's not been the same company for a long time but they'll still be missed. I'll never forget the first time I saw Pong as a bright eyed 6 year old, one of the two things that eventually led to my programming carreer.
I still have my 2600 and other than the PSU it's still 100% original and still working. I pull it out of the cupboard once a year or so for some childhood nostalgia with my mates. It's also useful for showing children who think owning a PS2 is retro what real retro games are.
"There'd be no home gaming market today had Nintendo not come along"
Bull. There were plenty of good and profitable games for home computers from the Spectrum / C64 era to the Amiga / Atari era and onwards that had nothing to do with Nintendo. The console market died in 1984 but home gaming did not.
The important question is...
When does the new SimCity come out???
I've been wating a very long time since the last one.
Re: It's logical really
Acually in my experience the patient comes into the doctor's office, the doctor doesn't really listen to them & prescribes a drug from whichever company took them golfing most recently, the patient says "I can't take that I'm allergic, it says so in my notes", the doctor prescribes another drug, the patient takes it for a week & it makes them violently ill but no better. Eventually the illness goes away by itself.
At least that's how it goes for the missus.
In other news
Engineers and proper sceintists point out that psychology is one step up from asking "do you want fries with that?" for a living.
The song he introduced just makes everything worse
So what was the song?
Re: What a lot of fuss
Except I saw a program about Country&Western on BBC4 at the weekend which had several clips where DLT introduced the act.
Re: Shooting themselves in the foot? - yes, by releasing Win 8.
HAHAHAHA! When is your stand up dvd coming out?
> only Windows is susceptible to viruses
I must have imagined the viruses that exist for Mac, Linux and Unix.
> It only runs on Intel.
Ever heard of AMD? Ok so very similar architecture but they are a different company that makes different chips.
And my absolute favourite...
> Visual Studio is poor compared to, say, Eclipse
VS isn't the best IDE I've ever used but Eclipse?!?! Programming with Eclipse feels liek someone tied one hand behind my back and poked one of my eyes out! Give me VS2010 over Eclipse any day.
Re: I'm not to sure...
There are plenty of reasons not to use DropBox. Lack of encryption of your data, staff having access to your data, if you're in Europe you need to consider the Data Protection Act because their servers are in the USA so you're transferring data outside the EU... I'm not saying I would use Mega or that it solves all these problems but DropBox is not the amazing and obvious choice many think it is.
Re: What did I just read?
Agreed, that nonsense about now showing open windows had me wondering if the author has ever used Fedora before and I lost all faith in what he was saying.
As for the "only experienced users need apply" comments, Fedora 17 works perfectly for my gf who was on Ubuntu untill they decided to turn it into spyware. She's had no problems with the transition and likes Gnome 3. Admitedly she had me to set it up for her but I didn't think it any harder than the Ubuntu or Win7 installers.
Re: Another day, another "Let's bash BT" article
Another day, another lie from BT.
Just because Virgin lie as well doesn't mean we should let BT get away with it.
map out the world's Social Graph
Well the morons on FB search graph anyway.
Re: Industry led?
No it's like saying IT policy should be set by IT people, not beancounters or the teaboy.
Another reason to avoid PlusNet. As if I needed more.
Re: The benefit of a monoculture.
Beacuse "The researchers said the malware also has the capability to steal data from smartphones including Android handsets, iPhones and Windows Phone mobes - including Nokia, Sony Ericsson and HTC models." clearly indicates it only infects one platform.
Nice to see Instazuck getting their just deserts.
Now how do we make sure the same happens to Tory Dave and his copyright stealing mates?
Old Nazi Uncle Walt would have been proud.
Re: Waterproof means no user changeable battery.
Dual SIM isn't important? I'll just go tell the billions of people in Africa, India and other similar locations that they don't need their 2 and 3 SIM phones.
Just because you don't need a replaceable battery or dual SIM phone doesn't mean the rest of the world doesn't either.
Re: Android, iOs, BB Will by year's end Dominate.. WIndows anything? Whatever...
Office and Exchange integration? Works perfectly on my S3, don't need a WinPho for that.
"Meanwhile, all the cool kids, their friends and their (non virtual) girlfriends are out buying Nokias."
Hahahaha are you here all week?
No one cool ever bought a Nokia.
BT you bunch of liars
BT's reaction is seriously dissapointing. The ruling is 100% correct and I'd like to see some penalties for BT over this, maybe take some of that lovely EU gravy off them. They certainly don't deserve it.
The dates for FTTC roll out in my part of Glasgow have been postponed from May 2012 to Sept 2012 to Dec 2012 and now March 2013! There is no way they ever intended do the work in May 2012 if they have now delayed it by almost a year. This is preventing myself and my company upgrading our connections and is actually having a negative effect on our business plans. If they don't hurry up my job could be sent to London and I'll be added to the unemployment figures!
Not that I would buy anything from BT but until they roll out FTTC I can't buy it from anyone else either.
Dyson has a point but perhaps it would have more of an impact if he still manufactured in the UK?
Re: of course the TV is on...
Some of us want decent quality audio when we listen to music. Not the crap your TV can produce.
I got to get me some of those bath salts!
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