267 posts • joined 5 Apr 2012
Re: BBC3 online
I was suprised to read they are also "working with established British comedians like Bob Mortimer and Frankie Boyle".
Who knew Frankie Boyle was a comedian?
Re: Operational Redundancy Opportunity
The co-playmonaut would have to be a miniature of Michel Lambert, France's second best racing driver.
Not to be outdone ...
Brit boffins to send Miliband brothers on an extended Mars mission.
As usual ...
... GCHQ go for the low-hanging fruit.
I'd sell it for less, but that's like cutting me own throat ...
Re: British Law
Surveillance (or surveillance related data acquisition) is a distinct activity carried out "for the purpose of influencing, managing, directing, or protecting" people or property.
Simply using a camera to record the flight of a small unmanned aircraft (as in the Nancy video) does not equate to surveillance. Indeed, photographs of individuals in a public place and photographs where an individual is not readily identifiable are excluded from the Data Protection Act.
Therefore I would argue that the need for CAA permission (and indeed the whole of par 167 of the Air Navigation Order 2009 - relating to small unmanned surveillance aircraft) in circumstances similar to the Nancy flight is moot.
The only relevant law in the UK is par 166 of the Air Navigation Order which deals with safety - particularly166(2) "The person in charge of a small unmanned aircraft may only fly the aircraft if reasonably satisfied that the flight can safely be made."
I'm offended by the insensitivity of certain parties who refer to multi-rotor arial vehicles as Quads, thereby insulting anyone who has ever suffered from a high-level spinal cord injury,
Re: Reliant Robin?
> Yet both sold. They were successful designs.
It would be more accurate to say they were successful products, despite their design.
> It's a duck bill platitude.
I'm not down wid dat eider ...
Re: Dell service
Have Dell managed to fix that random carriage return bug yet?
Re: Great up to 200 degrees C then what?
> assuming it's similar to the Dupont Krytox used on boats
That's a big assumption to make.
As far as I know, PFPE (perfluoropolyether) is relatively inert and non-flammable.
Also, sodium nitrite is not carcinogenic, although that fact has no significance to the article.
Lemme guess, there are 9 in total?
Well, there were nine ... but I suspect it's only a matter of time before some poor kid is 'left on top of the car drove off and landed on the drive'.
I suppose if you give 'em numbers instead of names, it's less upsetting when you break 'un.
As a concerned citizen, I feel it my duty to point out to our brave Boys-in-Blue that the risk of drop damage can be mitigated by using the lite version of apps on their iPads.
Mars's chavvy neigbour, continuously spewing electromagnetic radiation into the cosmos like a lowered Citroen Saxo in an ASDA car park.
Wait ... the "GCHQ bastards" wear white hats?
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should type and browse at close of day;
Re: Serious question: why buy a new router?
> Try getting the DHCP server to hand out a custom DNS address.
Would it do any good to be able to define alternate DNS servers; doesn't BT route all DNS requests to their own Mumsnet approved servers anyway?
Re: isn't there a name for this type of legal claim?
Barratry? Isn't that a medical condition?
No, Barratry was my fag when I was a senior at Eton. I believe his people own vast swathes of Scotland and Mars.
Re: didn't they already kill him with homosexual discrmination
> disconnect the controls from the bridge and yank on the rudder himself.
So ... the Pope is trying to change public opinion about gays by yanking on the rudder himself?
They want you, they want you
They want you as a new recruit
Re: Check their tax returns!
> I suspect Anonymous Blowhard was being sarcastic.
Too subtle for a simpleton like me :)
When Google's lawyers advanced a similar argument in the High Court, were they being sarcastic too?
Re: Check their tax returns!
> From the tax they pay it's obvious that they don't exist in the UK so the law can't apply to them.
Bollox. Google admitted to Parliament that it has a legal presence in the UK :
Google had earlier said that UK customers paid Google in Ireland. "No one in the UK can execute transactions," said Google's head of sales in Northern Europe, Matt Brittin. "No money changes hands," he said, despite the fact that he employed sales staff in Britain.
Re: Works 4 me
Quite agree. Authorities resources are better used snooping on the general public.
Re: Taken for a Ride?
> "Have you seen the film Taken with Liam Neeson?"
More to the point; have you seen the film Lord of the Rings with Gollum?
Fissssh, my preciousss.
Re: Phablet calling
> the OP knows it to be true based on their experience, so in essence it is a fact to them
Truthiness is a quality characterizing a "truth" that a person making an argument or assertion claims to know intuitively "from the gut" or because it "feels right" without regard to evidence, logic, intellectual examination, or facts.
> I know there are many battery story haters here, all upset that each lead has only 1% extra edge here or there, but I look on the bright side ...
.... at least Gordon Ramsey isn't the Research Manager : "Only one f**kin' percent? Have you never f**kin' cooked rhubarb before, you f**ckin' twat." -
> We promise not to eat spam anymore. We will not link to porn. We fired our pimp.
Nevertheless, you persist in pimping your own business in contravention of the House Rules here.
How can your product be trusted with personal data when you can't even be trusted to obey the House Rules ...
5. No spam, no links to porn – don't pimp your own website, blog or business.
Don't panic. The National Sanitary Agency is stepping up surveillance ... in an attempt to catch leakers and whistle blowers.
For reasons too complicated to explain here, the phenomenon of exploding artichokes is the only true signature of time travel.
For reasons too complicated to explain here, the only true signature of time travel is the phenomenon of exploding artichokes.
Re: "alert the victim that something had happened"
If you look at the linked slides, it seems the researcher inadvertently reset the factory defaults when brute forcing port 32764. However, it seem that prodding the port gently can dump router passwords, set
wlan_mgr_enable=1 and other nasties that do not necessarily alert the victim to potential LULz.
> Do you know the difference between Australia and Antarctica?
Errr ... England might avoid a Test Series whitewash against Antartica?
> Just say NO ! - but each to their own....
Spoek 'n Diesel - a South African term for a drink comprising a double shot of Cane spirit ("spoek" means ghost), mixed with a minimal amount of Coca Cola (Diesel). Brandy and Coke may also be called Polisie Koffie ('Police Coffee') or sometimes "Karate Water", due to its reputed property of turning the drinker into a violent drunk.
Re: The Clangers
> It will all unravel in the end you know.
♩ ♬ ♬ ♯♩ ♪. ♫ ♭ ♫ ♬ !!!
Re: AC @ 13:33
> The power is in YOUR hands.
... if you sit in the House of Commons.
> "O CANADA"
I like how the robot gets loud after a few vodkas.
Re: Mmmmm Tasty,
I know exactly what you mean. Like you, my wife is getting a little slow recently and she had wake up issues last year too.
It's crazy to have to spent nearly £200 pounds on a new one, particularly as a wife has high running costs.
Nowadays, 'green' legislation means you have to factor in the added expense of disposing of the old one ethically. I miss the old days - when they died, you could just to strip them of anything useful and dump them at the local tip.
Re: what resources did he use?
Do not meddle in the affairs of climate scientists, for they are subtle and quick to anger.
Re: Context is everything....
leaders from all other the world coming together in a way they normally would never do and create connections and learn about each other during the memorial of a man now remembered as a great facilitator and bringer-together of people? why would it have been so much better if they all just sat on their arses and stared blankly ahead until it was time to go home and continue the status quo?
How many of the local dignitaries did you see taking selfies?
The Cape Argus said today: "It was meant to be the ultimate send-off, fit for a global icon, but the official memorial of Nelson Mandela was reduced to a damp squib with unruly crowds, bad planning and a political embarrassment."
I would venture that unruly crowds do not excuse Heads of State acting like 12 year old girls.
Ah well, nice to know the kind of behaviour I can expect to get away with at Arlington on Memorial day or the Cenotaph on Armistice day.
Re: Context is everything....
as others have already mentioned this was NOT a funeral but a memorial to celebrate Mandela and if you care to look at other pictures and videos there was much celebration, dancing and rejoicing going on.
If you watched the footage, as you claimed, you'd have heard Cyril Ramaposa asking the crowd to be a bit more circumspect - "let's not embarrass ourselves, behave". Indeed, Bishop Tutu berated the crowd on their rowdiness , saying “You must show the world that we are disciplined. I want to hear a pin drop.”
Pity the overseas guests didn't set an example for the crowds to follow.
The whole memorial lasted over four hours and included some "breaks" between the speeches - how do we know that this shot was no taken during one of these?
Is it unreasonable to expect someone chosen to represent you and your nation to be able to act with dignity and decorum (no burping) for four hours without the need for "breaks"?
Like a Broken Clock ...
Just goes to show; if you use the line “I believe we will be greeted as liberators” often enough, eventually you'll be correct.
Driverless cars - a sensible option when a good proportion of the working age population will be too senile to drive to work.
I'm surprised ...
nobody has commented on the lack of wireless charging.
Personally, I find this feature so useful that I wouldn't consider a new phone without this capability.
Re: creep, creep, creep
> Took all of 30 seconds to bypass the stupid block
For the benefit of any readers not familiar with the subtleties of 'reverse-polish-computerspeak', a translation of the original comment into plain English:
The authorities were extremely clever and resourceful, and the security measures they have deployed have me completely flummoxed. The highly effective block has solved the problem of video streaming in one fell swoop and the Government need not worry about this issue ever again. Well done, Dave & Co!
Re: Kerbal Space Program
> a Madonna-inspired cult.
Hmmm ... that gives new meaning to the slogan 'Mün or bust'.
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- What did you see, Elder Galaxies? What made you age so quickly?