486 posts • joined 4 Jul 2007
Re: Not that bad
It's a lot better than most 'tributes' to famous people I've seen.
Re: "Because ethernet and wireless are the same."
As if you need to hack their GPS for people to drive into rivers, onto and along railway tracks, narrow foot-trails along cliffs and so on...
Re: No, dowsing isn't another Blah!
Frankly, I wouldn't want to do a JREF test.
First of all, this is for 'supernatural' or paranormal abilities.
Dowsing has nothing to do with the mumbo-jumbo crowd.
If it IS in fact based on geomagnetism, then it's a natural phenomena, and we just need to figure out exactly how it works. Unfortunately, there isn't a reputable scientist in the world willing to touch dowsing with an Imperial pole(much less a dowsing rod) because he'll be instantly ridiculed and lose all standing in the community.
(I'm no scientist, and frankly have no idea where to start, even if I had time to do it. Which I don't. )
Then there's the possibility that it was a fluke that I managed to find water that time.
Or maybe the dirt is the wrong type for dowsing to work, maybe a piece of quartz or a granite boulder triggers a 'false' positive.
Yeah, right... That would look good on a test.
All I'm certain of is that the man who taught me the stuff all those years ago used to drive a hydraulic digger, and he never damaged a single cable throughout his career. He even avoided old german phone cables from WWII and slightly more recent NATO cabling, neither of which are on the official maps.
Re: No, dowsing isn't another Blah!
Hey, anon F! tard...
(I used my name. What are you afraid of?)
I have no idea what you're raving about...
I was mentioning finding water, and you're complaining about stress?
As I understand it, running water such as an underground stream will subtly distort the geomagnetic field, much the same way a conductor in a magnetic field will.
The same with metals.
And it's NOT about water that's so deep you have to drill for it. If it's deeper than you can dig in a inute or two with a shovel, I wouldn't even bother looking for it. (I'm a lazy bugger... )
How this interacts with the dowsing rods, though, I have no idea, and until I do, I'm not going to make a fool of myself on TV.
No, dowsing isn't another Blah!
I've actually tried it, and managed to find water.
(Don't know if I could do it 'on order' though. Probably be too stressed out)
It's not electricity, though.
(or at least not just electricity)
It probably has more to do with magnetism and that cables or underground streams affects the local geomagnetic field.
But the local politicians doesn't HAVE the power to decide what is or isn't acceptable roadsigns.
Which they knew, of course. They gave the OK to gain popularity because they knew that 'someone else' would say no later.
And yeah, we're really, really boring people.
Comes from being frozen solid in blocks of ice for months, then a slow thaw until right before it's time to find a suitable block of ice to lie down on again...
Re: Mixing measurements
Which maple leaf would that be?
Canadian or Norwegian....
Re: Getting beer too weak or strong is not as bad a fault as crashing a spaceship
Not as bad?
Without beer, that spaceship would probably never have existed in the first place!
Beer is the fuel for the creative genious, the backyard hacker, the honest workman...
How many inventions haven't begun with two blokes enjoying a cold one after a long days work, and one saying 'I wonder if...'
The whitehouse has a microbrewery... Just saying...
The only GREEN way of handling paper is...
Not Effing use it!
In my organisation we had a big problem of users coming to a location, connecting their PC to the network to read email or browse lolcats or whatever, and of course printing the sh!t to one printer or another...
Checking WHICH printer is set as default before printing?
That tended to waste a bit of paper. Especially when they accidentally sent long documents to one of the A0 Designjet plotters...
Now we're using a system 'Papercut' combined with card readers on all larger printers.
Anything they send to the printer but doesn't actually print out within 3 days is automatically deleted.
A 10% saving is easy to achieve with this...
Re: HP and Spanish inquisition...
You've probably never worked with HPs servers...
Trust me, they've all been designed to inflict pain on anyone who dares touch them.
Re: Aha! But that's clearly two words! *claims internet pendant award*
You must mean 'pedant', right?
Because 'Internet loose hanging jewellery award' sounds like something awarded to people playing with glass beads and pretending they're jewellers...
It tells you to sit completely still until you feel a stinging sensation in the neck and black out.
Oh, and if you think something happened to your room while you were knocked out, that's just your imagination. The Recovery Team will cut it out of your building and transplant it into a permanent exhibit in Redmond without even disturbing the dust under the bed...
First we got 3 atom thick LEDs, now an engine...
And boffins have long since been able to create similarly-scaled cogs.
So, where's the microscopic car?
Still waiting for a nanoscale airfreshener?
Re: Agenda Microwriter
I have one...
Completely useless for me of course as I'm left-handed...
Yes, it's just you.
The Palms doesn't even enter the picture because the article is about handhelds you could actually write on...
On my S3a I can write pretty fast. On my S5, I can type almost as fast as on my PC keyboard...
On a Palm/Handspring/any other character-recognicion-based-lump it's a bl**dy pain to write a complete sentence.
I often write 3 - 5KB outlines on my S3a, then transfer the SSD to my MC400 to finish it.
(There's a limit of about 42KB in the WP files in SIBO, because of 64KB data segments in RAM, but that still means around 20 pages of formatted text)
Of course, I don't write just ONE document at a time, often there's two or three, and usually a custom database or two is also open, for reference info.
(You can't have more than one document of each type open on a Palm, and you need to install another DB if you want anything more than a contacts list)
Yes, I own Palms. And handsprings...
And the Geofox One(one of those built by the user group after the company went tits-up)
I have Newtons, the eMate 300, HPs, the Portfolio, even a couple of REX PDAs...
NOTHING beats a Psion S3a/c/mx in usability.
Re: the SF novel of which this is the plot
Are you certain you don't mean Neuromancer?
I wonder how long the battery lasts...
Re: Truly awful ...
Or they could have gone Recursive...
An oversized iPhone in a pocket, where you can se the screen, and on the screen a picture of Jobs, with an iPhone in his pocket...
If that's the best entry...
I don't want to know how the rest looked...
Frankly, that... thing... is uglier than an Xbox...
Re: Administrating a domain is a black art...
Have them explain to the company president why there's a hidden share on a server pointing to a folder named 'goaty fun' that no one but the 'Domain admins' have access to...
Re: Far too close to the bone,
Doesn't Windows start nagging you for admin rights to install 'new' drivers if it detects a printer with a different serial, even if it's the same make and model?
(I networked my private printer years ago, and USB-printers 'just don't happen' at the office, so I'm not up to date on that crap)
Administrating a domain is a black art...
But these days, the only ones who should be burned are the ones who doesn't know the art.
As a long-time admin I must ask; Do you need a slightly leaky bottle of cleaning fluid that fits nicely in a pocket in that bathrobe?
Norway doesn't have the resources to attack another country?
I guess that all those FSK/HJK troops we sent to Afghanistan(among the first to arrive) did nothing, then?
(The FSK is ranked among the top 3 special forces in the world by many)
And the F-16s we sent to bomb Libya, who flew sorties almost constantly?
(The only other country with matching flight-hours per plane was Denmark.)
'Targets taken out at a tenth the cost'...
(compared to British missiles, at least)
No, we don't have big nuclear subs to threaten with. But our diesel-electrics are feared every time there's a big naval exercise.
One, on its way home from patrolling the mediterranean, passed undetected under the heavy blockade of the Gibraltar strait.
Occupy a country?
No. But we sure as H! can mess it up completely...
How does the sick shit know that other prisoners have PS3?
It's not as if he can walk over and ask, since he's in solitary confinement...
And most other prisoners have promised to maim him on sight.
I only have one request of The Register, and the world press in general:
PLEASE STOP POSTING HIS RANTING!
Stop posting about him at all!
He enjoys being the focus of attention!
Also, as long as the sick bastard gets attention he'll be a martyr/idol for other such sickos.
A bit puzzled...
I didn't know that cubesats had to be based on Arduinos.
As for streaming those sites...
We are talking some serious capacity here. Probably in the 'several TB' range somewhere.
So, how exactly is a user supposed to look up a page on Wikipedia?
"I need to look up something. Can you wait a few hours until my PC has downloaded the latest version of the Wiki page?"
Seems they'll be It won't be free, either, as you'd need an SMS-capable phone or a smartphone with an app to add the stuff you want to the priority list.
The erasable biros are actually a pretty decent tool.
Wait a few days and the ink turns permanent.
(I like to solve crosswords, Sudokus and other Puzzles, often With prizes, and they need to be written With 'indelible' inks. )
Re: Easy fixed
Maybe you should talk to the boffins that made the WipeBook Project on KickStarter?
Re: Well that's allright then
I'm not the admin of the bl**dy Cisco boxes at the office, so they can go boil to ashes for all I care...
I was much happier with the old Ungermann Bass kit we had back in the 90s.
(Hubs, bridges, routers, terminal servers, all in one 19" module. And they worked together...)
Re: Well that's allright then
Please tell me that you're not a server admin somewhere...
All modern rack-mountable server and storage equipment is designed to draw in cold air in the FRONT and expell it in the back. They've even stuffeed fans into the to help with the airflow.
Which is why the vents in the floor tiles needs to be in front of the racks, not underneath.
Yes, I may be wrong...
I've only worked with HP rackmount servers since 1995, and DELL servers the last couple of years.
And maybe the HP MSA and MSLs I have are factory rejects as they don't have air gaps in the top or bottom, either...
The old Norsk Data ND5700 we had, though... Yeah, that drew in air any which way was open...
But we rolled that out 15 years ago...
I meant 'Zelda game for the Wii or Wii U'
How many years since the last NEW Zelda game?
Re: Hardware doesn't sell consoles
I'm waiting for a good NEW game before buying the wii U.
YARZG just doesn't do it for me.
(Yet Another Rehashed Zelda Game)
Re: As is the case everywhere
Which is why IT should be directly under the head of the company, not hidden away in the hierarchy somewhere(usually With the beancounters)
We in IT KNOW this!
'Empire building' is unfortunately somewhat of a 'survival response' in some Companies.
Often, IT started off as 'that bloke in accounting' who had a PC and knew how to use Lotus 123.
As IT grew, it often staid in accounting, as no one really understood the importance. And being in accounting, it means that a lot of Department heads are higher ranked, and can pull the 'I'm more important than you and I decide what kind of dross my employees need'...
How do you 'defend' against the mess that this situation causes?
IT needs to be directly under the president/Company leader.
He needs to give IT their mandates and help validate policy rules.
This allows IT to 'standardise' on computer models and SW, to set Security policies...
Only when this kind of work is done will IT have time to cater to the needs(imagined or real) of individual users.
Re: 2013 closes on a joyous news note!
As soon as any mail provider started using honeypot unsubscribe adresses, the spammers would start using New Tools that capture that. They already HAVE the list of emails they sent spam to, so can easily filter this honeypot address against it.
The ONLY way to stop spammers is:
1. Educate People why it's stupid to buy 'Canadian pharmacy goods' on the net...
2. Og after the Resources that the Spammers use.
Report spam to the admins of the smtp server they used(or the isp of the rooted PC), to the site hoster they're using, to the payment service they're using.
Of course, if the PC is in Russia, China, or on Comcast's network in the USA, forget about it.
Re: Doesn't ring true
Maybe they're combining NFC and custom drinks container?
Place the container in front of the machine and it show YOUR favorite Choices on the touchscreen, together With how much cash is left on the(prepaid) system.
Re: Spanish rip-offs
Actually, that's how ROAMING is supposed to be paid for.
If I call someone on a cell, I expect that call to cost a certain amount.
If that someone is in another country, someone must pay the extra that the network supplier in that country wants for relaying the call. Should it be the caller who may be unaware that the other person is in another country?
Would he even have called if he knew that the person is in another country?
Should he get a 'horrible voice in a can' system telling him that the number he's trying to reach is in another country before connecting?
(Now we're into Private Information issues.)
Re: Just a TV show (and a boy band)!
The Five doctors episode is crap...
I plan to move the sofa away from the wall and watch 'The Two Doctors' on the 23.
Re: Schmarketing & manipulation of adolescents
What did you smoke?
Best album ever is Vidar Busk & his True Belivers' "I Came Here To Rock"
I wonder how good it would be for sports...
Maybe not soccer, though...
Re: Lacks a bit of style...
I have considered doing Solargraphs, and that usually means leaving the camera outside...
So I just backed your project, too...
Of course, you get the coolest solargraphs when using photographic paper, not film, but that's a minor issue.
Both 120 and 135 is still 'alive'. Even 4x5" and larger film is still being manufactured.
It's the 126 and APS formats that have gone the way of the dodo.
Just be prepared for a bit of a shock if you want to get a roll of 120 film processed.
(I stick with B/W film because that I can process at home without too much trouble. )
Lacks a bit of style...
Made of cardboard. Just add glue...
Uses 120 roll film. Complete plans for a 135 film version is available for the KS backers.
(I got this kit on monday, and haven't had time to even open the package, yet.)
Hand crafted wooden pinhole cameras. Not held together with something as crude as rubber bands, either. (They're using magnets)
Available in sizes from 'compact' 135(panoramic also available), 120 film(normal and panoramics), 4x5" film, and even a 'sliding box' design that uses 4x6" photographic paper instead of film.
(Waiting on the sliding box version. )
You are aware that data rescue/forensic companies consider recovering data from a smashed phone as routine these days?
The only thing saved in your SIM is your contact list, and quite often that too is also copied to phone memory because the SIM is a rather slow storage medium.
Unless the FLASH chips in the phone are destroyed, don't expect to hide anything...
Re: Still not "secure"
Also, consider this little bit...
Even information that in itself is no longer sensitive may have meta information that IS sensitive.
The cleartext of a previously encrypted message may be used to help cracking the cipher used. Sucks if other messages was also sent using that cipher...
(This is why one-time pads should never be reused... )
A document may contain verbatim text from a classified or encrypted message which will reveal the source of the intercept. And if you know the source, you can probably figure out which documents he had access to, and which may have been compromised.
Documents that always have the same beginning really sucks...
German Enigma encrypts had a pair of characters that was repeated in the very beginning of each message. Ordnung über... whatever... That is what the Polish military intelligence realised and which was the key to cracking the messages.
(The characters were 'offset codes' to be used to modify the 'daily code' into a one-time code.)
The Enigma system was in use until well into the 60s...
Nope, a company called 'TNNSA'...
(Totally Not the NSA)
" it can - but very rarely does - result in trouble."
It didn't cause any trouble for us, either, even with the old 'boot with a CD and type in the name' solution we used for WinXP... Until a series of machines was incorrectly marked using 'SelectaMark'.
(We used an 'in house asset code' and the computer suppliers got assigned blocks of numbers. Then two suppliers were handed the same block...)
Install one computer... OK...
Install another computer in another county... OK...
First computer no longer works on the net...
Reinstall first computer because of assumed borked Windows...
Second computer no longer works on the net...
After a few rounds, someone spotted the second computer with the same name...
You input the name during the install process?
Sounds like asking for trouble...
That name is asigned when we buy the machine, and the supplier sends us a list of serials and their corresponding MACs. Goes straight into AD and readied for PXE automatically.
Then the machines arrive a week or 5 later...
So the routine is 'Hammer the [F12] key in the hope of getting into the boot menu, pick 'Onboard Nic', wait for the hurried chance to press [F12] again, then twice on [Enter] and leave to cook'...
By the end drivers, SW and AV is all in place.
Then the user logs in and everything goes pearshaped...
Re: To summarise
Did I miss something vital?
Just wondering why the downvote...
Re: Battery Life
Frankly, I have no idea why you insist on destroying your batteries like that...
My iPhone 5 still has a perfectly good battery, and I often let the battery run 'rather low'
(it was at 5% when I got to the office today... )
My 12" iBook G4(last of the series, 2005) was my main computer for years. It was with me everywhere. And by the time that Sony finally fessed up that they had indeed made 'Zippo brand batteries', it still gave me nearly 4 Hours of continuous use. The 4400mAh battery(Thanks Sony!) that replaced the old 4200mAh battery is 'still going strong'. Of course, as I now have a Mac Mini and assorted netBooks, the iBook doesn't get as much use as before.
Even the HP nc2400 that the office equipped me with back in 2006 still has a good battery, and that machine sometimes spends weeks on a shelf, far from a charger... (Why would I drag that piece around if I had a nice iBook?)
- Mounties always get their man: Heartbleed 'hacker', 19, CUFFED
- Analysis Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
- Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
- Opportunity selfie: Martian winds have given the spunky ol' rover a spring cleaning
- OK, we get the message, Microsoft: Windows Defender splats 1000s of WinXP, Server 2k3 PCs