"Whoa there, when you said you have to take the head off, I thought you meant from the engine..."
Steven "poor taste" R
1887 posts • joined 26 Jun 2007
"Whoa there, when you said you have to take the head off, I thought you meant from the engine..."
Steven "poor taste" R
It occurs whenever I forget to charge/lose/can't be bothered to use the shaver.
Gets to about half an inch then gets unbearable. And rather than making me look mature and distinguished, it makes me look - and I quote - like a surprisingly erudite and educated tramp.
I guess I'm destined to have these youthful good looks forever....
Steven "Can't improve on perfection" R
I did think that - for people who are whining about how Dr Who is bad sci-fi etc, the amount of time it took for someone to point that little factoid out is, at best, worrying.
FWIW I thought it was a decent homage and twist on it. And if all the rest of the series will be two parters, at least it'll mean that they might get a chance to write something meaty and not have silly 'kiddy' episodes like that bloody Robin Hood thing last year.
You might not think Alien 3 is all that, but that aforementioned episode makes Alien 3 look like fucking Shakespeare.
You can do that with a webcam and a paypal lin...oh, slag yourself off.
My mistake, carry on.
Steven "Don't know what you're talking about" R
" (I lost it after briefly finding something called a "life")"
I...I don't understand....?
Steven "not getting out much" R
PS: Oh, as per everyone elses comments, this'd be hilarious if (as we must assume) it weren't real. It sounds like one of those things they came up with in The IT Crowd.
Or, heaven forbid, an HDMI extendsion.
It astounds me the lack of imagination some people will employ to try to knock something.
I can believe 33mpg at 100mph TBH - bear in mind once you're up to speed, you're not having to use a huge amount more power to maintain that than you are at 80mph - more, sure, but not twice as much.
Puma can pull 35mpg at 90-100 on the autobahn, provided you get a clear run and aren't accelerating back up to speed too often, but constantly going from, say, 40-70 in traffic hits it badly, because I use wide open throttle to get back up there ;-)
(my figures are also tank to tank - my car doesn't have an instant MPG readout, it was available on some ECUs and is accessible via OBDII, but not mine)
As for the Rolls, I again repeat, around 600hp/600lb/ft shifting two tonnes with an autobox; 22mpg with the option of doing 50-100 in a manner that would make you wonder if you're being pulled to the horizon by a big elastic band is really not that bad at all. If I'm right, your d-max has a three litre fourpot diesel; this car has twice the capacity, double the turbos, and three times the cylinders, and thus the reciprocating mass; it's an apples to oranges comparison.
"I have no clue what they did to achieve such atrocious mileage, but they clearly f*** something up."
Given it's got a 6+ litre twin turbocharged V12, I'd say they did quite the opposite. It was only thirty years ago that a 1.8 litre carb fed engine would barely better 30mpg on a cruise, remember.
Also, I'm fairly sure your Isuzu doesn't have the thick end of 600bhp, although I believe it does weigh about the same...
I'm constantly impressed that my 15 year old 1.7 litre, 140,000 mile shed can tip 40+mpg on a long fast run (A1M at 80mph), to be honest, and 30mpg in mixed (mostly hard) driving.
Things have come a long way - not that long ago, if your Rolls was doing better than 15mpg you'd wonder if it was firing on all cylinders.
Steven "Not Wraith, Raith" R
And massively more complex to manage, with far more potential bugs, undocumented interrelationships and dependancies, too.
For a simple mail server for anything up to SMB, Exchange is huge, huge, overkill - and more expensive if you aren't on Technet.
The only people who should use Exchange are those who explicitly need it - for everyone else, there's Linux/Unix based tech.
Er, I mean, I find that offensive!
Steven "Hairy palms and thick glasses" R
"Competitors are trying to attack Apple with this mess they created on purpose.
It is just so obvious."
So it's either a carefully considered piece of corporate espionage inflicted by Apples competitors....or, more likely, someone saw a a company crowing about being malware free, a subsequently naive userbase and developer base who get to hand off security responsibility to the publishers, and thought "hey, I wonder if that'd work....lets try it" before throwing together a hokey copy of xcode and pushing it up on torrent sites.
Clever? No doubt. Chances of it being Google behind it? Somewhere between hilariously slim and absolutely fuck all.
Try running a five year old UPS at full load and see how long it lasts compared to how long it's supposed to last.
If you have a DR plan that involves waiting for a generator to spin up (or servers to shut down cleanly) it's vital you keep on top of the UPS batteries, unless you're confident that your servers can handle having the mains whipped out from under them mid-operation.
I'll have ot admit, I did laugh at that.
And I'm a full time linux user (work and home).
Upvote for the humour.
My mate had a Slot A Athlon of some ilk, we thought it was wicked cool.
He ran Red Hat on it (back when you bought it off the shelf in a box? Remember that?).
I think he eventually put Windows on it to play GTA though.
That is all
You know, in the three or four years since finding that place, that pun never struck me (not sarcasm - I literally facepalmed when I read that).
Probably because it isn't a webserver, or I'd have come across it myself.
Ho-hum, award yourself a biscuit for spotting something I should have noted within seconds, given my normal 'dad-humour' punnage levels :-)
...was a site I used to look after, which does farm machinery repair. That's only tangentially related, as the building was quite old itself, stretching back to at least the 19th century, with the rest of the site built around it. Very cute.
Server lived upstairs. In the attic. Which was floorboarded, in a simple manner, probably in the 40s - proper oak floors, but no real insulation, so it got warm in summer, cold in winter, and wasn't hugely secure, but certainly less obvious than some installs I've seen. Nice little 24u wheelie rack, with rackmount servers in it to run the Unix based stock control system. It had a very good security system.
Spiders. Hundreds of them, all around the attic. All seemingly giant house spiders. Some bloody monsters in there, could span a CD.
Apparently only one member of staff dared change the backup tapes. I converted them to USB disks so they could do it faster and for other reasons that I won't bore you with.
Not surprised, though. The spiders seemed to keep out of the racking, so no real risk, but it was quite surreal having this set of rolly racks living behind it's very own arachnoid army.
I suggested a NAS in the office to take the backups, which could be backed up offsite (IE backup the backup NAS to USB, take it home) but the arachnophobia wasn't enough to justify the cost - which is fair enough.
Notes added to documentation: "Not a bad setup, but if you're arachnaphobic, send someone else; don't ask, because you really don't want to know"
Variation, with credit to you for the inspiration...
"Yeah, I think when we capitalised the 't' in The Information Technology Support Department, we didn't think we'd come back in six months time to find this...."
And no, I don't listen.
These are typically the sort of people who overtake in 5th.
Not realising they could overtake a lot faster, and thus more safely (as you should spend as little time in the oncoming lane as possible) if they dropped two cogs before pulling out.
Mind you, I showed a mate how to use the powerband of his Mondeo properly a couple of years ago - he was actually *scared*. I wasn't doing anything outlandish, just accelerating up to 70 on a slip road, but he thought the engine was going to explode and grabbed the steering wheel.
Suffice to say harsh words were had on the subject of his knowledge of road safety....
Ah, valve bounce, the *real* rev limiter.
I find it's valuable to check the car revs to the limiter; a friend of mine didn't realise his head gasket had gone. Had he actually used the entire rev range once or twice a day, he might have spotted the complete lack of power above 4000rpm.
Instead he got a warped head from driving with no coolant till the car just stopped. Woops.
"Where's my justification for driving inefficient old lardy gas guzzlers to the red line in every gear now?"
Because it's a bit of a giggle?
That's my excuse for checking my revlimiter on every upshift and overtaking when any safe/practical opportunity arises.
Compared to industrial pollution (of any stripe), all the petrol powered cars in the world are a drop in the ocean. I believe that there is a stat out there that suggests that the fifteen largest ships in the world pollute more than every car on the planet combined.
OK, doesn't help local air pollution, but modern engines are already most of the way there (petrol engines at least - diesels have long been known to be seriously nasty in air quality terms but there was never political will to do anything about it for reasons that escape me) and electric cars are coming on-stream faster and faster - even Porsche recently announced a concept for a fully electric saloon; and Porsche tend to turn their concepts into realities (See Boxster, 918) so we're getting there...
.....and restrict the entry length of text/passphrases to something like 128 characters.
Job jobbed, surely?
So what we're really saying is that if the code for the active parts of adverts hasn't been checked, audited and sanitised, then no-one gets to put up an advertisement more complicated than an animated GIF? No fancy animations, no JS, no pop-ups, no pop-unders. Just a flat image, or an animated image running at no more than 3fps.
As that should really be how it is. Simple as that.
I'm going to get downvoted straight to hell for this one, but Vista, post SP2, is perfectly inoffensive for the most part; all the performance problems nixed, and just with a slightly different shell to Win7 and lacking some of its features, but nothing gamechanging. Networking config is a bit more annoying in some respects, but otherwise it's OK.
Vista SP2 or Win8/10? Hmm. You want to have a hand chopped off or a foot?
/me pats Linux boxen
That's an ovoid, rather than android newsreader, though.
Steven "bad puns are my middle name. Actually, it's Derek' R
Back in the day, when I used to work for BT Internet in Thurso (hi kids!), we used to actually get *trained* in what caused what problems in dialup networking, and general phone line diagnosis.
I'm fairly sure that's not a thing now - too expensive.
That said, we had consistently the highest customer satisfaction scores nationally out of all the helpdesks, because most of the people employed there actually felt they understood what they were supporting and could explain that to the customer so they knew what the problem was and how we were going to fix it, rather than reading from set scripts and claiming that they'll move the satellite for you and hanging up (yes, that happened to a friend of mine who had BT internet recently). And that was a 50p/min line FFS, not one of these newfangled freephone things.
Oddly, having competent, engaged staff makes a surprising difference to how customers feel they are being treated.
Steven "been there, done that" R
"Entirely artificial curvature."
You saying the earth is flat?
As an example, I see gerdesj linked to mail-tester, which was what I was looking for earlier; my simple mail config (with correct DNS, SSL, SPF) gets 9/10; the only thing it lacks is DKIM signing, mainly because I'm not up on that as yet. Just checked the docs, and it doesn't look too tricky. Suppose I'll have a crack at that this week.
Just FYI, natch.
Bah, I really want to mention my employers solution to this (a FLOSS project to make debian + exim = other things easier) but I'm concerned about coming across as a bit shilly.
I'll waffle on about it a bit if someone wants me to, but suffice to say my entire (pitiful) online estate runs on it these days, not because I have to, but because it's really rather good in my humble opinion. We have some fairly hefty servers running dozens of domains using it, too, because it works nicely and tends to Not Break and is easy to configure - a nice mix.
Steven "Google Bytemark Symbiosis, kids" R
Sigh, Subject should have been "quality shoop of the web page"
Clearly I have been working too hard today.
"I could do a better photoshop of a web page than that, and I've got no bloody hands"
Apple iPad Pro Keyboard Cover = $169
Apple Pencil = $99
Add a dollar more, and you can buy an iPad Mini, at $269
Er, sorry, I meant, Christ Almighty. $160 for a keyboard?
£5 says that PR != technical, but are allowed to make public statements without checking the veracity of them nonetheless because making it sound OK to the public is better than admitting that it's actually really, really rather bad.
In the UK, if you pay pretty much any tax, you pay for the roads - it's maintained out of general taxation, not a specific road tax itself. VED isn't to pay for the roads, it's to encourage the use of smaller cars. It's a tax on the car itself, not the road use - otherwise hybrid 4x4s would still pay the higher rate.
No idea what the criac is in the US, mind (which, Jagged, is where I assume Dan Paul is from)
In the UK pavement = sidewalk, where pedestrians go.
I expect your US based, where pavement = road (and sidewalk = where pedestrians walk)
I can understand why that would have been confusing to read :-)
Spider: So, I installed Windows 10 for you...
In soviet russia, spider eats burd!
Get superfast fiber, they said.
Get the real web, they said....
"Or, put it like this, if you found your partner on the list" then you obviously think it's likely your partner would cheat on you, meaning you already had deep-seated issues of trust in your relationship.
Steven "This is why I'm single*" R
*actually it's because I'm fat and gobby
My car will never be stolen as
A: It's a girls car, apparently
B: It's one of three of the colour and type within 100 square miles
C: It's a complete bloody shed. Haven't washed it in about five months as doing 100 miles a day means it's covered in flies after a week anyway. It's due a wash really, before it turns even more brown (the other brown is rust).
Never had anyone mess with it. My Micra got more trouble.
"If you have a Ferrari making a point of giving the cerf at the Casino door your keys comes with the territory."
Fuck that balls, I'd be blipping and revving it in the car park and making the exhaust note reverberate off the walls, lowering the property prices of every building within aural range.
Some of us like cars as something more than a status symbol (although fewer and fewer of us these days, it seems :-( )
Steven "vroom" R
Fury X might be a bit of a disappointment, but the boggo Fury seems to be decent value for the kick it provides, and Fury Nano looks *very* interesting, for a certain market of people who want small PCs with a lot of graphical horsepower.
That said, whether that turns into sales is a different kettle o' carp. And you're not wrong about Zen. Waiting for that to appear before I decide to rebuild my main dev rig. If it blows, I'll probably have no choice but to go with Intel if they can't provide decent IPC.
I'm assuming the firmware update requires A Magical Dance Of Keys and Buttons to access firmware update mode (if not, shoot them) and if the private keys were compromised, you still need physical access to the vehicle (And it's keys, or keyfob if keyless) to update it.
So that's less of an issue than you might think. Im quite sure you don't just turn the car on with the USB drive plugged in, that would be stupendously dense.
Note - I don't know what the procedure is, and I genuinely don't care, to be blunt, as I specifically avoid cars that have nannying controls for everything. And penis extensions like Jeeps.
Made myself feel better now.
Ugh, just made myself feel bad at the memory of JP3
Steven "It was OK as a B-movie, really" R
In fairness to the Model S, it's not a track car, and to take it on track would be interesting, but far, far from it's main function, which is to let you pootle about at normal road speeds (IE up to 100mph realistically) and let you get up to those road speeds sharpish.
You're more likely to deploy the power for overtakes, pulling away from toll booths, or to scare your friends; the chances of you dumping all the power into the motors for long periods of time on a regular basis in the real world are pretty slim.
Really, the same holds true for any car with more than around 300-400 hp; I have 125hp at my disposal and use it all the time because it's not fast enough to case problems with control. My car with double the power, I'd probably use full throttle rather a lot less. Well, until I get used to it.
I'm fairly sure 700-ish hp is not something you get used to quite as quickly, though...
If reaching the pedal is impossible, how are they keeping the throttle planted to the floor?
No just a serial MS troll.
Blimey, you're right. It's been so long I forgot about that walk. Bit less of the usual hustle and bustle that day, as I recall - somewhat more sombre.