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Quis custodiet ipsos custodies
Self perpetuating industry
112 posts • joined 27 Jan 2012
Quis custodiet ipsos custodies
Self perpetuating industry
My P.C is coming up to its 10 year anniversary:
AMD X4200 (64bit, 2 x core)
Parallel ATA 80GB hard drive (Mint Mate)
SATA 80GB (Win XP)
2 x Nvidia 6600 GT in SLI config
I've just upgraded from Mint Mate 17.1 to 17.2 and it flies along on bootup (grub menu to logon screen in 2/3 the time of my XP installation installed on a separate SATA drive). Running Compiz etc. presents no problems, overall really slick for everything other than gaming.
Mr Torvalds has
Instant resume from power down, straight back to that pron (or insert sensitive data) you weren't surfing! There are advantages to volatile memory.
If they could get the desktop app. to shut down elegantly when you shutdown windows (7 that is).
Up vote for use of the term 'cum-puddle'!
Builder: ...and what are you planning on flying off the flight deck to determine when the flood is receding. If it's one of those bloody expensive VSTOL doves then I'll have to add a ski jump....
...was obviously not pilfered by the NSA, via the German Security Service. The yanks do not know what 'fail safe' means, as I have repeatedly been reminded of every time I speak to a U.S engineer about safety systems on machinery.
Or a superposition of the two? My head hurts.....
Sounds like a budgie's got in their box, and is definitely alive (therefore the cat must be dead).
This James Delgado's got a great job, consisting of:
1. A Government department sinks something in the Pacific, without recording where they did it.
2. A period of time later a different Government department declares that these vessels are historic.
3. James Delgado and his chums get a nice big boat with lots of toys to play with for a period of time, in order to find these self declared 'historic' relics.
What is the point?
Am I being just a wee bit too cynical.....
Lets hope that none of Clyde's ashes find their way into the dust analyser by accident, eh....
Surprised he didn't go straight for the Hellfire missile, wot he bought down the local hardware store.
Georgia is now at DEFCON 1, ready for MAD (Massive Armadillo Destruction)!
ALL HAIL THE SPARKY.... FROM ANOTHER SPARKY!
'Drawing on nature for effective designs is apparently known as "bioinspiration".'
The number of good ideas I've had whilst in the pub leads me to coin the term "beerinspiration"!
Why is it that these bloody canned statements always leave out the obvious, like 'what's different about this test subject (the comet) and the premise we are trying to prove (4 billion years ago, comets like the test subject brought water to Earth). Most people would be stunned if the chemical composition (deuterium to H2O ratio) of this comet remained constant over its 4 billion year life! If there is an argument to say that the current chemical composition of this comet should be identical to what it was like 4 billion years ago, then STATE THAT in the report!
Although clearly tuned to different frequencies, I wouldn't want my wireless charging phone to be in the vicinity of my induction hob when hob turned to 11, as some current will be induced in the receiver coil of the phone etc. (depending on Q value of tuned circuits etc.).
'Our Solar System circles that centre of the galaxy at around 483,000 miles per hour (774 km/h), dragging the planets with it'
km/h out by a factor of 1000.
More to the point, how many frickin' double decker busses per hour, or even per second?
If Cliff is up there, obviously the Shadows!
Event Driven System = Reactive to latest opinion poll
Encapsulation = 'Do my bidding minion, I don't care how'
Pre-emptive = Excuses for failure already formulated
Multitasking = Multiple government departments doing the same job
Firewall = Who gets into the Westminser 'bubble'
Wouldn't be Lulworth would it?
Itanium hardware emulation version?
Not a football supporter. If you've ever noticed on news reports, it takes at least 100 football supporters in a tightly packed group before one of them has enough courage to throw the obligatory plastic chair at the police or opposing teams supporters. How they think their puny 3m (1 trunk) lob will reach its target when the 'enemy' are 100m away is anyones guess.
I'd love to see St Bernards replaced with elephants, with a rather large barrel of something slung under their chins to revive the avalanche victim!
'So what's getting in the way of landing the stars and stripes on another planet? It's the economy, stupid.'
No, as Elon Musk is proving, its the leaches who see the NASA budget as a gravy train.
I'm really Losing my Religion over this one! Where's Henry Rollins when you want some heads banging together (to Mike Watt playing a funky baseline in the background).
RIP D. Boon
So if I hang a Robin up by a piece of string, or float one, would it make a rudimentary compass? Does Bear Grylls know about this one?
Only joking, I love the little red breasted blighters!
I find yachts to be quite quiet, and in no way 'aloud' (me hearties)!
I'm a Weymouth/Portland lad too, and back in the 90's my Nokia brick used to regularly connect to Orange Francais etc. when I was fishing off Portland Bill. Alas, stuck up in Bristol now to get a decent wage.
Living in the U.K, the 'International Ignition Facility' could be a lot worse!
Judging by the lap times and reliability from Jerez, the best way to watch F1 from now on (Jonathon 29 etc.), regardless of how you get it, is at 2 x SPEEDED UP! Seriously, are SKY etc. going to be able to charge so much for 'The Pinnacle of Motorsport', once people realise that half a dozen other racing series are now just as fast and probably more entertaining?
With industrial control system Eurocard PCB's (motor drives, motion controllers, I/O etc.) back in the 90's, had a nice floating backplane too, so the first pcb which went in lined up all the DIN41612 connectors on the backplane pcb to the card guides on the 19" rack. Was sweeet...
Is it getting to the point where a request to enable AV input devices (microphones, cameras, fingerprint readers etc.) by any application should be caught by the OS, and a confirm dialog be presented to the user followed by a system tray icon or more obvious visual indication that things are being recorded?
Shitterton (Dorset), This is getting seriously draconian!
Here he comes
“We're now trying to identify a class of problems for which the current quantum hardware might outperform all known classical solvers,”
When I listen to stereo music, I bolt myself in to a seismically isolated frame with head clamp and automatic ear canal aperture amplitude calibration (or AECAAC! for short). One Direction sounds FANTASTIC!
I can't believe no one's done it already, so...
'MY GOD, ITS FULL OF STARS!'
I had to loosen a few notches off of my accretion disk (belt) over christmas....
The very latest one turns phone INTO buoyancy aid, or so I've heard.
Jason Leonard would laugh in the face of James Bond's petty drinking efforts!
Nothing to see as the enterprise has successfully jumped back in time (cue whale song etc.)
May I be the first to Patent: 'Splinter Cell - Cetacean Surprise!'
"tortiously interfered" - Illegal on the Galapagus Islands.
Totally agree, 2D drafting packages should die rather than become the bloated 'jack of all trades, crap at all trades' shite they are now (and AutoCAD is the worst). Unfortunately, it's often the LISP drivers of AutoCAD which are the CAD package decision makers in Engineering and Design companies. In 20 years of electrical design, I have only ever used vanilla AutoCAD (without elec. design addons) or similar to produce drawings, even though the discipline maps itself to a database driven model fantastically well (see Zuken E3).
No, you're not
Yes, you are, simultaneously.
The owlspinner portable.
I always hold my breath when it comes to Uranus. Deadpan icon 'cos....
That review bordered on Technopron
More an indifferent mauve sludge