What happens when a pigeon flies through the beam of a 10kW laser?
2101 posts • joined 16 Jan 2012
Yeah, like that ARPANet. Whatever happened to that pie in the sky project?
Journalism needs more original content.
I still get flashbacks when I hear the sound of a modem handshaking.
Where's Eadon when you need him?
Two words that are practically guaranteed to strike fear into the hearts of Daily Mail readers everywhere!
Her background is in marketing and advertising.
So, well... you be the judge.
And I have no confidence in her prediction.
Or just another surge in demand?
Who fucking let Gordon Fucking Ramsey in?
Reports from the UK suggest that the Sun has been missing since last summer.
(2011, if I recall correctly)
I could swear that looks like wood or charcoal burning.
If you're using a Scrum development framework, shouldn't you be designing unit tests as you go?
Because testing doesn't add value from a management perspective. Testing either reveals problems with the software, which then have to be fixed, which costs more time. Or Testing shows that everything is ok, in which case you might as well have skipped it anyway because it was obviously a waste of time.
Testing gets labelled as non-productive time and sidelined.
Until something goes wrong. Then some poor developer gets a kicking for making a mistake and not correcting it. Which is difficult when there's no decent testing process.
You aren't innocent if you're handling stolen goods.
I only block the badly designed intrusive ads.
I still read the product reviews.
Have you heard of AdBlock?
Yes it does. I've recently had to return a mobile phone handset to Virgin Media, and they said they'd be quite happy to accept the return even if the security seal on the box had been broken.
They can take away a lot of your freedom in an EULA, but they can't touch your statutory rights.
This is like a car manufacturer putting sugar in the tank of anyone that dares to sell their car second hand.
They are very slowly digging their own graves.
If I need my phone to use a FAT file system to operate with my Windows PC, then didn't I buy a license to use FAT when I bought my copy of Windows 7?
You could be violating those patents right now!
Microsoft are trying to get rich off the back of other peoples hard work, without lifting a finger to do any work themselves.
There's no reason that it can't be both at the same time!
So you can sit there in a state of both understanding it and not understanding it at the same time.
If that doesn't already exist, then it should!
Is that anywhere near the Crash Bang test range?
Well duh! When you design hardware, you design it with the limitations of the technology at hand.
If there were 6KWh batteries the size of a pinhead, you can bet that mobile phone manufacturers would add some feature that would drain that battery in minutes.
After all, everyone knows that customers will be much more loyal to your brand once they find out you've lied to their face.
Sometimes there's no substitute for playing on original hardware.
It's almost as if there's no real consequences to outright lying to the public...
Has never seen a decently designed website before.
I was just thinking the exact same thing. Why is it that they always say something like that only when they get caught.
They then say "We will continue to reinforce education and training for our employees to prevent any future recurrence." like it was some rogue employee that did the deed, rather than an actual co-ordinated marketing strategy. Which I found odd because they admitted that they have suspended anonymous "marketing activities".
No shit Sherlock!
If anything, they seem specifically designed to prevent legitimate implementation.
We can only hope this catches on!
Any relation to Roger Melly?
I've never understood the rationale behind putting anti-piracy ads on legitimate content.
If someone has bought legitimate licensed content, then that is precisely the audience that doesn't need to be inconvenienced with two minutes of nonsense like "You wouldn't download a car would you?".
As has been demonstrated by big content providers time and time again.
I'm still sore about the BBC's DRM on their iplayer content. No time shifted viewing of the Royal Institute Christmas Lectures for me! :(
Upvoted just for the Monkey reference.
Ah! The bane of every mad scientist!
This is a kite.
Your name, DOB, mothers maiden name, the first line of your address and postcode, and your password, for "Data Protection".
Hang on. You called me. How do I know you are who you say you are?
ThePirateBay is sometimes the only way to recover media for something that you've legitimately bought.
My old copy of Starcraft and Brood Wars still entitles me to play the game, even though the CD's that the game came on died a death a long time ago.
At least El Reg sanitises its commentards'";GO;DROP TABLE Students;GO;
There are copies of kindle books in other dead languages