199 posts • joined Monday 7th May 2012 04:23 GMT
No doubt, but there is that small issue of a flaming battery pack being ejected somewhere inconvenient.
Like whilst parked on the tarmac or flying over populated areas.
Re: "Power cars..."?
" you shouldn't use E-15 (gasoline with 15% ethanol) and car makers are saying if you do it will void your warranty"
Going out on a limb here, but perhaps better advice is to restrict yourself to the fuels your engine is engineered to work with. The same reason that you should not use petroleum in a car designed for diesel. Brazil use 85% ethanol blends.
When I first heard it I too thought it was a ridiculous request.
Then I remembered that this is a request to the same folk who think rounded corners are an invention and slowly came to realise that using logic is not a good predictor of the outcome of such cases.
of course Apple invented the fridge
Rounded corners, check
Re: I thought that flogging had been banned...
Maybe sp1 with a start menu?
I can dream can't I?
Re: crypto is intense
Your password would be used to decrypt a volume keywhich is used for your files. All changing your password does is to decrypt your volume key with your old password then generate a new encryption for the same volume key based upon your new password. The bits of your encrypted files doesn't need to change. At least that is how tools like truecrypt work.
Re: UK stats
Samsung also make phones with different OSes, so the 35% there isn't only Android.
There is no point in setting up a factory like for accessories when I know that both of them are happy without a fancy cover.
Re: TWC, sir, your proctologist called, they found your head
This should be settled in the true American way. Patents at six paces.
And according to latest modeling, they could be as little as 3 years from 2016.
Re: Is it just me....
How many double decker buses would be required to ..... No hang on, I think I did it wrong.
Re: Facebook accounting
It's all good.
I can reveal during the same month I deliberately only read el reg using google cache, so it averages out.
Re: greetings from Austria
Greetings from Oz.
We watch amused when news of imminent doom because the temperature hit 30C days (Sydney was 45.8C yesterday).
If it is only about the lack of typing, then surely something like typescript is a better option.
Another VM just sounds like JVM, Flash, Silverlight etc and will end up with the same problems.
I am pretty sue that shark optometrists have been doing this for years.
There is a term called a cap which pretty much means the exact opposite of what the word means in any other context.
Basically a $50 cap means you cannot spend less than $50. Crazy.
Re: Missed chance
" Google lost another sale here with their amateur logistics (or planning)"
Isn't that the same as saying screw MS, I wanted a Surface Pro but because there aren't enough units they have lost my sale. I am going to instead buy a Dell with win 8 and office 2010?
Re: You'd think there would be a vegetation free zone around this expensive sensitive equipment
The main problem with bushfires down under is ember attack. A few hundred metres of grass isn't going to stop a bushfire fueled by eucalyptus.
Smh has some incredible photos from a different fire but not too far away for some perspective.
Re: Android didn't get to number one by people not standing it
" At least with Windows Phone 8 they have some different OS to offer"
Yes, because Samsung, HTC, Huawei and Lenovo definitely don't make WP8 phones....
" Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time."
Re: D'oh, for cripes' sake...
And certainly Amazon wouldn't have any of those songs already stored because they definitely don't sell them on their own.
It is Steve in dispatch that rips them before he posts them.
Re: Umm.. am I missing something?
Did you read the article? The exploit was only found after bad guys already knew.
Don't be daft. In this context, he is clearly referring to coffee.
Re: From the movies
I think the question we all want answered
Will it blend?
should be allowed
Continuously pressing F5 while visiting a website I mean. Heck, even tee up a time with your friends after school and have an F5 party
Using an automated tool to send malformed packets in short time is not free speech. It is simply the denial of someone else's, even if they are sick bastards protesting at childrens' funerals.
It's over 9000!!!
So come on then, don't leave us hanging. What are you thinking?
If you roll your eyes, can you get the start menu back?
@ejit, I agree his analogy is flawed because taking your wallet deprives you of the ability to use its contents even briefly. But the larger point is still valid. If the wallet wasn't grabbed but instead he memorialised them while you were making a purchase from someone, you are probably closer to a representative analogy.
If I understand this correctly, this criminal is responsible for 40% of the English movie piracy yet he only got a $15000 fine and a 12 years sentence. This does seem lenient for that level of infringement. Why then do we bankrupt people downloading 25 songs?
This copyright math (tm) makes bloody quantum theories a walk in the park. I guess I should leave it for the experts.
Needs to return to public domain within 5 years.
The ownership as it stands is far too long.
Re: Privacy issues
" The phone could log where you have been using GPS
Then later upload that data to correlate with any sheep rustling in deepest darkest Wales"
Lucky the concept of a smartphone that logs the user's location to a file that can be later downloaded is just science fiction.
Re: Don't think it will work
Anyone too lazy to backup their photos is going to be equally lazy when it comes to getting off their butts and going to a shop.
As much as the cloud is often just the same old rehashed, I suspect the days of manually copying jpegs off phones and cameras are limited. ( yes the Jesus phone amongst others already does this, I am referring to data charges on mobile networks as the current limiting factor.
Re: reason for Patch Tuesday
The discussion on security by obscurity is always fun but in this case a red herring.
This is not a case of it. This is the way that Microsoft is balancing the risks.
Malicious person independently discovers the flaw and exploits it between the time it is fixed and the time the fix is published.
Malicious person looks at the patches and noting what has been changed to fix the flaw is able to design an exploit to take advantage of those who haven't bothered to apply the fix.
Risk 1 is reduced by patching quickly but by definition unpredictably. It is increased the longer the patch is withheld.
Risk 2 is reduced by patching predictably which by definition means you are delaying the publishing. A nice side effect is that it creates a reference point to how out of date a system's patching is which creates pressure to get it done at least sometime within the month.
For mine, the risk minimisation strategy Microsoft are using here is about right.
Re: Explanation wanted
The world end a few weeks back, so they didn't think to check an impossible date.
Re: Google should propose to Microsoft a $15/device charge for YouTube access
$30 seems a bit steep to me.
Re: iPad Calendar crashes if you open March month view...
You're scheduling wrong.