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Works on Macs does it?
How about Linux? FreeBSD? Solaris?
Or, more accurately EXT3 (4), JFS, XFS, or any of the more esoteric file systems?
"Running Linux sir? Must have something to hide!"
Its not beer
The reason American Bud tastes so bad is quite simple. Real beer has four ingredients - Malt, hops, water and yeast. The yeast turns the sugars in the malt into alcohol.
Malt (essentially roasted barley) adds flavour, body (in the form of non fermentable carbohydrates and soluble fibre) and sugar, and is expensive.
American Bud replaces most of the malt with rice. Rice doesn't taste of much, and has very little soluble fibre to give the "beer" body, and is cheap.
And, and this makes me laugh, they try and tell you this is a good thing!
A title is required
“Interestingly, Russell T Davies was scheduled to put in an appearance, but pulled out "because of his workload". This, we believe, is an Auntie euphemism for "because he was afraid of being asked why his Who scripts were such complete cobblers".“
Oh so true! RTD can't write for toffee.
"it means one of the safer ways to browse the internet is by using IE8 on Vista or Windows 7"
I think you mean:
"it means one of the safer ways to browse the internet *using Microsoft software* is by using IE8 on Vista or Windows 7"
Its hardly a tough target.
From a BBC article
"A 2007 law required that new cars and trucks produced by 2020 obtain 35 miles per gallon of fuel."
35 mpg?! European small cars are achieving almost double that. My 1999 diesel even gets 60ish mpg.
Maybe if the American car giants imported a few efficient European engines, and started weaning Americans off this whole 6 litre engine stuff, the could make some progress.
@Matt - gmail for business
Why do people use GMail for business?
Because its better than most business' email systems perhaps?
Certainly better than any I've worked in - particularly for remote access.
How about from the searchers' point of view?
If I want to find a 'left handed widget spanner', isn't it better that I get served a larger variety of adverts matched to my search, if I perform the search several times?
Wouldn't that make it more likely that I'd find a company selling what I wanted than otherwise?
Yes, it costs advertisers more, but at least it means that advertisers that are low on the payment scale get some advertising space, that they wouldn't otherwise, or am I not understanding the system?
I'm a blocked HomeOffice customer.
So I pay over the odds for a supposedly good connection, and they start censoring random bits of the Internet. Great.
Right, What's the Reg Reader approved ADSL supplier nowadays? Zen? AA?
"The Government Of Canada recently awarded GEEP Ecosys a three-year National Master Standing Offer contract for the EBAN data sanitization product and its related portfolio of computer recycling, asset disposition, and data destruction services."
Should be good enough for most users then.
"So it bans pages on which images appear, not the images themselves."
So the IWF bans the legal text and not the illegal picture? How is that in any way sensible?
Surely it would be best to ban the picture not the text?
Seems straight forward to me
“Students will present their work in an electronic portfolio (ePortfolio). They will need to understand the difference between document creation and document publication and to distinguish between file formats appropriate for document creation and read-only file formats appropriate for viewing. Students will be expected to present ePortfolio content in a format appropriate for viewing at a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels.”
“The ePortfolio must be constructed so that its contents can be accessed using fifth generation or equivalent web browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5 or Netscape Navigator version 5.”
So it must be in HTML
Ever made even a short film? One that actually requires editing?
I don't know if you realise, but different shots in the same scene can be filmed days, weeks, or even years apart. It is really difficult to get all aspects of continuity right.
Try this simple example: Get 20 random small objects, and place them on a table. Get a friend to swap the position of two of them while you are not looking, then return after a few minutes and try and name the objects moved.
Repeat 1000 times with different objects without errors.
If you can do this, Congratulations! You should try making a film.
Only Intel MacOSX support.
That's no good!
Both Ch4 and El Reg are late on this one.
Lego representation of news events was alive in the 14th Century!
If it's really open source as promised...
... It can only be a good thing. They seem to have some nifty new ideas, and that can only help bring innovation to the browser market.
If they are smart, they will continue to donate to Mozilla to avoid future anti trust issues.
I just hope Chrome renders similarly to Firefox (i.e. standards compliant), so I don't have the pain of developing on another non standard browser like IE.
Easiest Social Malware detector
This sort of malware is probably the best reason I've heard for changing the colour of your window frames. Even a slight colour change, possibly combined with custom icons, would make these 'system windows' stand out a mile.
Of course, they also stand out on Linux...
"Someone has to be paid to produce maps"
Err, did you read the article? Open Street Map are doing it for nothing. And you can use the data for nothing.
Some enlightened companies (mostly haulage firms) are giving their data to OSM. AND, Automotive Navigation Data (http://www.and.com/), donated the entire streetmap of the Netherlands as well as road networks for China and India.
It really doesn't have to cost...
Ah, so that's where my bandwidth has gone.
I host a small club website on my home server on the end of an ADSL line. I had wondered why my ADSL line suddenly appeared to be slowing, now I know.
The scanner was systematically downloading all the branch newsletter PDFs for the last 5 years. All 150 Mbytes of them. Thanks AVG.
> "Surely you must be on the list to be an active parent - or indeed a sibling, cousin, aunt or even a godparent?"
Well, 90% of child abuse is performed by relatives...
"I'm sorry sir, we can't let you breed because your mother in law's brother's son looked at a child "funny" once."
Don't bash the case while its on!
If the maglev bearings fail, you are going to have a pretty sizable explosion on your hands. At least batteries have some internal resistance when shorted. This would give up all its energy in one loud bang.
Or, instead of shelling out more money to M$
Install Ubuntu instead.
It really is quite incredible that the “solution” to the problem of crap software from Microsoft is to give them more money installing yet more crap software from Microsoft.
Banks should bloody sign their emails!
Its not as if banks lack cryptographic hardware and software. If they signed their emails, it would be a hell of a lot easier to put off the phishers.
Of course, they are far to busy earning multi billion pound profits to spend money on security. I mean, look at how they went for the cheap Chip and Pin option that didn't have a way for the cards to verify the readers and encrypt the connection to the bank. Oh look, there is now fake readers doing the rounds...
Asking for IPv6
"Many ISPs haven't implemented IPv6 for a very simple reason - customers haven't asked for it yet," said Dave Freedman
I've been asking Demon for IPv6 since before 2003. No joy there. Its apparently "Being Planned".
RSPB says it might harm the bird population a bit. Well, I wonder what will happen when the Norfolk broads are flooded by the sea rising.
Oh, and they might "spoil the natural environment". A damn sight less than global warming will change the world's environment if we don't start building some renewable power systems.
It may not be perfect, or do routes (yet, we're working on it!), but its open source, and free to use in print or on commercial web pages, unlike Google, MS et al.
And if you have a GPS, feel free to help out!
- OHM MY GOD! Move over graphene, here comes '100% PERFECT' stanene
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- Google's new cloud CRUSHES Amazon in RAM battle
- Beijing leans on Microsoft to maintain Windows XP support
- 'Big Data' analysis Think Amazon is CHEAP? Just take a look at these cloudy graphs...