289 posts • joined 5 Apr 2012
Growing old is not a disability.
Re: This raises the question
Ouija boards can be cleansed by rubbing gently with spirits.
> Statement: NSA was not aware of the recently identified Heartbleed vulnerability until it was made public.
The statement begs the question: Is NSA aware of any other vulnerabilities in OpenSSL?
Did he have an assistant standing by to suck out the poison after he evaluated the level of pain?
> Now, Cameron has to make a snap judgment about who will replace the Conservative MP for Basingstoke at the Ministry of Fun.
Please make it Claire Perry. Please make it Claire Perry. Please make it Claire Perry.
We need someone that will stand up to those that sponsor hacking on broadband networks.
Re: It's quite obvious to me that.....
It's probably just a natural phenomenon caused by the release of fetid marsh gas from rotten old material ... Oh! ... I see what you mean about Lady Gaga.
Re: And This
If you'd bothered to read the article:
"We would like to reiterate that your stored data was not affected by this service interruption. The purpose of our servers is to authenticate access to your device remotely, while your data remains safe on your own home network."
Still, why the let facts get in the way of a good old-fashioned troll.
I was under the impression NEST simply provided username/password authentication to facilitate a secure remote connection to your home device. For that reason the NEST system hardly qualifies as cloud computing; it does not require access to remotely stored data in the cloud in order to function and if the company fails then a VNC server could provide remote access to the device. The worst that could happen is a loss of the software updates.
Re: @Rustident Spaceniak - Beat me to it! (1.4.)
> being dim is also more likely to put men in situations where they meet more women - washing-up in restaurants, cleaning, factory assembly lines.
If you think you're more likely to find women washing up, cleaning or performing other menial work, then your uni level 'education' may not be the reason women shun you...
"Prolonged nose", eh?
Do you suffer from inteligentile dysfunction ...
Re: Does not add up!
If its my 15 year old watching a video of a couple enjoying sex, then I don't have a problem.
If its my 15 year old watching a video of a gang rape, then I have a big problem with that.
The real problem is parents that don't know what their 15 year old's are doing.
It annoys me that parents are not satisfied that the State contributes towards the upkeep of their offspring, but also expect the State to assume parental responsibilities.
However ... Government cash would be better spent promoting GOOD PARENTING rather than unworkable schemes preventing underage access to adult content.
Re: The cost of simplicity
> thanks to the way the Home Hub 4 [...] worked when corrected.
corrected: adapted, adjusted, doctored, fixed, modified, remade, remodeled, revised, updated
Sounds about right to me.
Re: Did I miss something?
> I have no idea what that Oscar selfie was!
Wasn't it that shot Oscar Pistorius took?
Re: Glow in the dark Y fronts?
Tron Guy wants his costume back ...
Re: Trade not aid Hmm... aren't we missing the point here?
> Teach 'em to fish, and they will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.
Teach a fish, and soon fish will go around in schools ...
> I don't know about... but it seems like there ought to be potential there
I've had a go at the Tomnod web search and it's edifying to see the problem first hand. In addition to the waves themselves, there is a surprising number of breakers and loads of foam from breaking waves visible in the images. Unfortunately these features are at the same scale as the wreckage / life rafts.
These ephemeral features mean the best approach would be to compare fairly short time difference images and look for features that haven't changed. Obviously, collecting almost identical data on the off-chance it will be useful in a search would not be a very cost effective use of satellite imaging gear. Therefore, I'd imagine that rules out purely visual sea searches by satellite.
As far as i know, the 'analysis' carried out in this case was simply matching a visual image to a radar signal.
Re: It's obvious!
> No, Lucas is Xenon's nemesis. And also the reason Brits drink warm beer
Don't forget ... according to mythology Lucas is often accompanied by minor deity who acts as his assistant - an anonymous goddess associated with a health-giving elixir that counters the after-effects of warm beer. In many cultures this Lucoz-ade is more renowned than Lucas himself ...
> It's probably the least efficient way of calculating Pi but it works.
I'd venture that the 'persuade a wounded soldier to do all the work' method is less efficient -
"On June 5, 1872 Hall submitted an article entitled "On an Experimental Determination of Pi" to the journal Messenger of Mathematics. [...] In this article Hall reported the results of an experiment in random sampling that Hall had persuaded his friend, Captain O.C. Fox, to perform when Fox was recuperating from a wound received at the Second Battle of Bull Run. The experiment involved repetitively throwing at random a fine steel wire onto a plane wooden surface ruled with equidistant parallel lines."
Re: Not correct!
I have it from a reliable authority that the Arapaho phrase is also used in the wilds of Borneo, the vineyards of Bordeaux and Eskimo.
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.
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
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- Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
- AMD demos 'Berlin' Opteron, world's first heterogeneous system architecture server chip
- Analysis Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update