Their final resting place - just until some internet billionaire decides he wants them on his wall as space safari trophies and commissions a probe to go and fetch them for him... you know its going to happen soon - collecting old space hardware will become the billionaire equivalent of big game hunting!
76 posts • joined 3 Apr 2012
Apple, liars? never...
Apple is a cult and they don't want people attending their sermons who aren't believers.
Clearly Apple don't consider TheRegister readers are the correct audience for honest review of their new product. Well they got that right. I certainly wont be buying a new iPhone7, but when the new Google Pixel is released - a phone for proper techies - i'll be buying one ASAP.
People Love to hate VBA
Everyone complains and moans about VBA, but in reality its a very flexible and powerful language, that's far too often abused by people who think they can code, but cant, and then they blame VBA/Microsoft for their own deficiencies.
all over the globe there are security researches and bedroom hackers trying to come up with a method of unlocking an iPhone. the first to manage it will never need to work a day in his life again as the FBI will pay big bucks for a tool like that!
Similarly there are probably a small handful of apple employees who know how to do it and are questioning if this years bonus and share options were enough to prevent them selling the idea to the feds.
Or maybe the FBI already have the data? but the evidence gathered isnt admissible in courts, so they need an official way to unlock the phone to make the data legit...
one million dollars..
Cue the first publicly announced, state funded hacking contest!!
FBI will pay $1m to anyone who can crack the iPhone... Then out of spite they will publish the source code on the web to p!ss off apple for being terrorist supporters.
Crime pays, uk.gov dont...
Terrorists have to use drones because they aren't skilled enough to fly proper RC planes or helicopters which have been around for many years and never to my knowledge been use for terrorism!!
Fortunately im a skilled RC-heli pilot so be afraid if i ever decide to turn terrorist!!
Finger of blame...
blaming them for my late VAT return... nothing to do with me being too lazy to do it over xmas or anything.. honest...
On Holiday FFS!
Who does government tax return stuff on holiday anyway??
I'd rather pay a fine when i got back than interrupt my drinking time with boring accounts!!!
The source code looks harmless, but there is a deliberate bug in there that exploits a vulnerability in certain compilers favored by ISIS. we have nothing to worry about, but when ISIS decide they want to graph their world domination plans and download this to help them out, as soon as they hit "Compile" - BANG!!! their keyboard explodes and blinds them with flying function keys.
That Einstein bloke - he was one clever dude...
Why does anyone still bother to use Oracle anyway??
A pedo's Dream...
The pedophiles of this world will love it when it's the norm to have camera equipped drones hovering over kiddies playgrounds..
Re: Importantly, Go is a good evolution of the C idiom
If you indent your C code correctly, why do you need the curly brackets?
Curly brackets and semicolons are a waste of keystrokes. Pythons use of indentation and no line terminator is far superior to old fashioned C-Style languages.
Look here, old chap, my trousers and left bicep might look huge to you, but that's only because you have such a massive eye!
guaranteed the thief is carrying his own phone at the time of the theft, so all they need to do is track the one phone approaching the scene of the crime that goes away with the stolen phone!
its not rocket science, but it would keep sales of new handsets down...
Move it to the cloud! re-code in Python and run it on Google Appengine ;)
Looking like that, HE is going to be very popular in prison...
Better hope there are no space flys out there - wouldnt want one hitting my windscreen at 10c!!
Expensive booze reduces still borns??
FFS, If the only thing preventing pregnant women drinking is the cost of booze , do we really want more unfortunate kids born into families like that???
Make the booze free - let natural selection take care of them!!
Targeted directly as Google AppEngine users who use Python, but AppEngine is free for (small apps) whereas Beanstalk has no free tier.
Sorry, but im sticking to Phython on Google AppEngine :)
Re: It was *garbage*
Clearly you were doing something wrong... Boolean comparrisons are the basis of all programming.
Dont slate the Dragon - it rocked!!!
So, the Secret is...
When being pressured by the boss to get something done quickly, ensure you are on CCTV when you hand him the keyboard, and tell him to have a go.
Then leave the room, make a telephone call, under another CCTV camera, and when you get back your boss will be responsible for EVERYTHING!!!
All's fair in Code and War...
Terrorists simply do not exist!
If they existed on the scale that the governments would like us to believe, then why are we not under constant daily attack??
They dont need accurate map data to disrupt our infrastructure, they just need to toss a scaffold pole into an electricity substation, or chuck a shopping trolly on a train line, or even simpler, park a truck in the middle of a motorway.. all of these things would cause serious disruption and be deemed terrorist attacks, but they are just not happening!!
Therefore i conclude that terrorists do not exist.
Re: @AC: Embrace, Extend, Extract money.
You're not (and i'm not!) their target audience!
Apple release a machine each year and expect all their dedicated apple fans to upgrade each year, not hang onto the same machine for 6 years...
Two Years Undetected??
So how do Kaspersky Labs explain that the virus went undetected for two years?? are they saying that thier AV products count detect the spread of the malware?? bad PR for Kaspersky...
Finally a use for my RasPi!
Web connected RasPi taped to a lamppost sending out spoof RDS alerts... genius idea!!??
Wouldnt like to be the poor guy who has to stick his hand in there to press the reset buttons.. nasty!!
In the future, we'll be able to program our dogs to leave binary coded dog poo all over the park for someone else to pick up - the future of file sharing maybe??
Re: Where's the accelerated codecs?
Not everyone wants to watch "media" all the time!!
The idea of the RasPi is not to sit on your arse watching TV, but to get kids using their brains learning to code.. with this in mind - why does it matter what video codec its ships with??
if you want to watch media, just go buy a media streamer from eBay for probably less money.. the Pi is not for TV addicts! </rant>
Some really ANGRY! people on this forum..
Chill out guys - some people like to hack about on stuff, others dont. Thats the point of the Pi.
Its not a finished product, its somethign to get your brain ticking..
Having a dedicated devide for learning to code will maybe stop people checking FaceBook/Twitter etc every 5mins and allow them to get on with writing some cool code.
For me, whats missing for shools, is the flashing lights, bottons, buzzers etc. no doubt these will all come with time, and i think thats when we'll start to capture the kid's imaginations and make them want to code....
Wonder who else followed my lead and cashed in???
I'll be watching the IPO very carefully and looking for the chance to spreadbet against them... price will be stupidly high to start with, and will drop like a stone.. thats when we can all cash in :)
Come on lads, fire up your spread betting software and start cashing in on the price movements!! we all know which way its going, so stop talking and start profiting! :)
Re: It's fake
Might have a point - with that big CPU fan running that close to the drive, wouldnt you exepct the smoke to be sucked in/blown away by the fan??
The red button needs one of those cool flip up covers... just for added dramatic affect :)
Once you let the smoke out of the box, its very difficult to get it back in!
LOL, yes, and also stops them having to have specific marketing photos for each country... very rare to see UK keyboards (with " charcter over the number 2) in promotional photos, but US keyboards (with @ over the number 2) often have a different shape Return key.
Why do they always take photos of Laptops from behind?? surely most people who buy them will spend more time looking at the front of the laptop, than the back??
Anyone planning to put one into orbit?? would make a great platform for a micro satellite...
Id rather pay more insurance for a de-restricted car that let me decide what speed to drive, than save money and be paranoid about "Big Brother" watching my driving habits..
you would be instantly penalised for driving 31 in a 30 limit, yet would get no recognition for dropping down to 5mph in a 30limit when there are kids close by...
A good driver doesn’t need to be told how fast to drive, they drive at a speeds that's appropriate for their vehicle and the current road conditions...
If accident rates were proportional to speed, then why are motorways the safest place to drive?? and why dont regular speeders crash more often??? speed is just an easily quantifiable, impossible to argue against tool for taxing the motorist...
you should take a selection of 'pornaholics', on a night out to a strip bar with hookers for the after party and document the results... wonder if they would 'man up' or wimp out?
A wise man once said...
If you deleted all of the porn from the internet, there would only be one page left, and it would be called "Bring back the porn"...
(Cant rememebr who said that!)
Dogs all over the world will be going crazy when they hear their owners laptop making noises like that!!
What do they actually intend us to do with all these machines with 1366 x 768 displays???
Centered with the keyboard means its the perfect place for your hands to move down from the keys to the trackpad.
If it was cetered with the screen, it would be a real pain in the @rse to use as you would have to more you entire arm, not just your wrist to get to the track pad.
1366 x 768 #FAIL
1366 x 768 on a screen that size would be like Retro 8-bit Pixilated graphics!!
I don tthink i've owned anything made by Sony since my old Walkman... doesnt look like thats going to change anytime soon...
agreed!! on a screen that large - the pixels would look like lego blocks!!!
why wont people put more pixels in their machines!!???
Re: I agree
Some people are behaving like a spoilt brats who didnt get what they wanted for xmas!!
Its not unusual for Google Apps Business to get features after the free Gmail users get them. No doubt google want to ensure the service is reliable and worthy of a fee before including it in with the 'Paid for' accounts.
Give them a bit of time, and you will get a service that really compliments your Google Apps Business account.... alternatively, chuck your toys out of your pram, stomp your feet, and refuse to move away from whatever system your currently using... your choice!