Re: "black A4 photocopy paper"
There's a couple of 'print your own PCB' kits that uses silver in the ink.
572 posts • joined 4 Jul 2007
There's a couple of 'print your own PCB' kits that uses silver in the ink.
Who did the old blunt 'object, carpetroll and shallow grave' on the old bofh website?
The only thing that needs to be enabled with IoT is the stapler. You can never ever find it when you need it...
Well, maybe the 'off' button on any video projectors in the building, so that we can run a remote shutdown on them when a scheduled meeting ends. with the cost of new lamps, that system should pay for itself pretty quickly...
I would have done a bit of service on it... Just a little nick with a scalpel here and there. One little cut, another new and annoying stripe on the prints every day...
Or the one actually named 'PiDrive'(how does WD get away with nicking the name?)
'Not wanting more chocolate' is classed as a serious side effect...
I think they sell 80% at a local store...
(I'll be stocking up, just in case)
The best cough syrup I've used is something pharmacies make and sell here in Norway.
'Bergensk Brystbalsam' (Bergen Chest balm, or something like that when translated)
Licorice, honey, Star anise oil, camphor, some sort of alcohol to keep it all dissolved and distilled water.
Actually, according to the wiki, Narativium is the basic buildingblock of 'reality'.
The Disc's nature is fundamentally teleological; its basic composition is determined by what it is ultimately meant to be. This primary element, out of which all others spring, is known as narrativium, the elemental substance of Story. Nothing on the Disc can exist without a Story first existing to mold its destiny and determine its form.
So, it's probably pretty abundant and all that.
Octarine is the light of Magic, and can only be observed by wizards(and cats, of course), much like 117 can only be observed(indirectly) by todays scientists with powerful tools.(and also, probably by cats... )
Seeing as all 3 posts have 3 downvotes, I can assume that there are 3 extremely illiterate dickheads visiting these forums.
Not that I can understand what they're doing here.
I really despise those who downvote without revealing why.
Why can't they at least post anonymously and tell me what they didn't agree with?
I wonder what kind of dickhead gave you a downvote.
You should have varied the error message a bit...
Out of Resouces, reboot server.
(If this one is used, let a script enable the tools again, after an hour or so, but only for the next 66.6 minutes)
Badly formatted request.
Name not found (This one is good if you can filter it to tools working on usernames)
System unavailable because of planned downtime, see recent email.
The RD2 unit?
The next version is the Remote Reckoning Dangerous Drive, shortened RRDD, or R2D2.
(So called because it can detect dangerous situations and do the appropriate maneuvers automatically; that is eject right before a crash)
I assume that you also told the head and governor how to change said passwords, and recommend that they do so asap. (It's what I would have done)
Call it a 'clean break' policy.
Have you tried thumb-tacks, staplers or nail-guns?
That's 30-06 Springfield caliber, or 7.62x63mm for everyone using a sensible measuring system.
Slightly more powerful than the 7.62x51 NATO round,
30 - for 0.30" caliber,
06 - for 1906, the year it was adopted for use by the US Army.
It must not be confused with 30-40 which is sometimes called '.30 U-S.' or '.30 Army', though.
Not seen any Hartnell episodes?
As far as I know, they're available on DVD(I have them) and from what I understand, at least some of the stuff can be found if you use the right search terms on a popular videosharing site.
In other words; there is no excuse for not seeing them.
I must agree.
Here in Norway we have an expression 'Jumping after Wirkola' which pretty much defines the difficulty of following Tom Baker.
The only way of doing it is really to do YOUR OWN THING, not to mimic whoever came before you.
And that is what most actors did, until after Tom Baker.
My favorite Doctor is Hartnell... As for who I voted worst... Bowler hat?
Look ahead, plan the next step!
Generally, the light changes from Red to Yellow, then to Green, right?
How difficult is it to put your foot down when it's at Red, and make ready to kick off again when it switches to Yellow?
Probably as dificult as it is for some motorists to shift into 1st gear while waiting, but that's another issue entirely.
And this Appleist drives a 1999 Citroën Berlingo.
I have also been seen on a very, very cheap Chinese scooter(may it rust in pieces... what little isn't rotted-out plastic) and have an old 21gear bicycle that has been converted to full PEDELEC electric bike standard...
I've even been known to take the bust to work sometimes...
Google for 'Teamwork T-shirt' and get one of those where they're 'displaying' a baseball bat. Show up with one of those to the course...
Team building exercises - Can't live with them, and can't bury the instigator out in the woods...
when wearing them is to don a uniform...
Here in Norway the Army is testing it for use by tank drivers...
Sure, they may still look silly, but... would you say that to someone driving an armored vehicle?
Copy paste works OK as long as you use the mouse....
Typing the characters in the wrong order and using the mouse to click where the next character needs to go.
Some keyloggers 'filters out' arrow keys, delete, alt-tab... Write some characters, delete most, write some more... Alt-Tab to another app to type some decoy characters, then switch back...
And if the backdoor was introduced in an early version of GnuC? Which 'everyone' used to compile the source, even the source for the next version of GnuC...
The best CRT I've had was the 14" B/W VGA that came with my first PC. I don't think I've seen anything that crisp until the advent of the Kindle.
But Amber on Black is nice, too... :-)
My favorite T-Shirt to wear to work has a picture of the devil, and the text "God is busy, can I help you?"... (Yeah, I work in IT support) Still haven't been told to get rid of it...
I don't care if I get overtime, overtime and a half, weekend bonus or whatever.
Screwups are to be rolled out on mondays!
I'd particularly love to get hold of a ROM card for it, preferably with Interactive Pascal...
Until then, it'll have to languish next to my ][, the SUN SparcStations, the SGI Indigo2, the Acorn Archimedes, my Psion collection, the Osborne, the Kaypro, a Husky Hunter or two, some Z88 machines(at least one with original packaging) a couple of Tandy TRS-80 'model T's, the Epson HX-20 and the PX-4, Amstrad NC100 and 200 (anyone got a 150 they want to sell?)...
All I need now is room and a few glass monters...
I use self-sealing tubes in my bicycle wheels...
But also have a hand-operated pump and a repair kit for longer trips.
The insurance is to pay the costs incurred by the hospital's patients because of the breach.
Breach happened, insurers pay out. Whether the insurers THEN make the hospital reimburse them depends entirely on their investigation.
Just like liability insurance on your car... You park your car in the side of someone else's car, and he gets the damage paid by your insurance company. They then decide if you caused the accident or not(odds are they'll blame both no matter what) and yeah, you suffer higher premiums, and all that...
I mean, using a Pi for something the Speccy could do itself...
And frankly, why did they need so many Speccys?
That's ONE Speccy playing at any time.
Not Mahlers, but still awesome...
I really wish whoever downvoted me would post his issues with my post...
Also, all the problems I mentioned I have seen in real-life, just so that is clear.
Is that the model where Renault reccommends removing the front bumper in order to replace the headlight bulbs?
Citroën got a lot of bad rep in the 70s, not because of bad build quality, but because of bad mechanics!
"Dunno what's so special 'bout this LHM oil. Just use regular engine oil!"
(It's OK for an emergency, but will quickly destroy the seals in the hydraulics, and will require a complete and expensivee flush as soon as possible.)
That's not counting those who topped it up with anti-freeze(on the GS that was doubly moronic as it was air-cooled), servo-steering fluid or just plainly ignored for a decade or so...
Then there were the newfangled alloys used in the cylinder walls and tops...
How many 'mechanics' destroyed the heads on the flat-four on a GS when they 'tightened up the exhaust manifolds so that it held' instead of to the specified torque settings?
One mechanic actually 'tested' the suspension of my GS by pushing down on the rear, then stating that my shocks needed to be replaced...
I started the engine and told him to try again...
How many garages had the equipment to properly test the 'shocks' anyway?
One, who claimed to be a Citrën expert (not authorized, though) wasn't aware that the airfilter in the GS was of a 'wet' variety, and usually only needed to be washed in petrol.
And I have similar tales for the CX and BX, too...
On my Berlingo I do everything myself!
On which platform does the code run?
On the already-infected machine, scanning for other victims, or on the target during the infection process?
(Haven't programmed directly on a Winblows platform since 3.0. )
I assume you meant 'Dark side of the Sun'.
Tonight, I will brew a pot of Yorkshire Gold tea, and re-read Strata.
The Colour of Magic is a good book, and a great spoof of Fritz Leiber's work, but sadly, less of a Discworld book than Strata. (In my not so humble opinion)
90% uptime is a 'one niner'... Yeah, right...
For practical use, neither 9% nor 90% is tolerable, so the scale really should start at 'Two niner'(99%)
(90% uptime means the system can be offline for over a MONTH each year... 9% means about one month uptime/year. )
Two niner is about what I'd expect for personal websites and low-traffic, special-interest forums on the net.
The 'nines' is a reference to how many '9' are in the uptime statistics.
One nine = 9%
Two Nine = 99%
Three nine = 99.9%
Does 'three nine' sound good enough?
Actually, it's slightly over 8Hours, 45Minutes downtime/Year for a 24/7 system.
A 'four niner' means slightly less than 53minutes downtime/year.
Popped open a couple of DELL Precision M6xxx, and wouldn't you know, there's a space for an additional drive.
Quite a few other 17" models also have that.
The enemy of my enemy is my enemy's enemy. No more. No less.
(The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries. Maxim 29...)
So, the British Rail is in on it, too?
Over the head?
You make certain to go to the Big BOSS first!
All company-wide IT policy should be approved by him personally.
If he says 'No' to BYOB, you can tell any wannabe asshat to go take a hike.
If he says 'Yes' you ask him for permission to take 'reasonable precautions'(and make certain that he agrees with those precautions).
In fact, there should not be a level of administration between the Big BOSS and the IT department. He is the only one who should be able to tell you yes or no to anything.
My office-supplied phone is a JesusPhone 5(16GB)...
So I see no reason at all to even try accessing my work mail on my Samsung Pocket whatever.
A corporate network is bound to have security holes, but it's up to us as users and administrators to make certain that those holes are as few and far between as possible.
If someone wants to read corporate email on the phone/tablet/watch/internet-connected toaster... then it's up to us to make certain that outsiders who 'happen upon' that device doesn't get to that email...
Or the network it resides on...
That's why the 'remote erase' requirement. If someone nicks the iThingie, we want to be able to delete ANYTHING job-related. Unfortunately, it also means that private stuff goes to H!, but I can live with that...
We have a Wifi network dedicated to BYOD stuff like notallthatsmartphones and tablets, and 'everyone' wants to read their email on their devices...
Quite a few reconsider, though, when they have to set up security measures on the device(password protected screen saver) and agree, in writing, to us being able to remotely erase everything on it.
Power supplies in audio equipment are Switch mode, and generally operate at 20KHz or higher.
Generally, they operate by rectifying the AC, then using a 20KHz oscillator and a PowerFET(fancy transistor) to chop the rectified power up into 20KHz square wave, pushing that through a transformer, and rectifying the(lower voltage) output of the transformer.
Line noise doesn't get through that...
And the 20KHz that might get introduced into the system is inaudible anyways.
(Which is kind of the reason they use those frequencies)
And any audio equipment that doesn't have a Switch-Mode PSU wasn't worth the $4.99 you paid for it on dx or aliexpress...
There's some speculation as to how long a civilisation actually outputs identifiable radio signals.
Our early signals are all pretty easy to decode(plain AM or FM, or even Morse)
Add the TV signals and it gets a bit moe dificult. Not impossible, just takes a bit of trial and error as soon as they see a pattern.
Now, imagine today's digital radio, or the signal being sent to a satellite for broadcast.
Our strongest transmitters today are probably those used to talk to assorted probes in space, and they're highly directional.
How long will we even continue using Radio waves?
Maybe there's only a short (less than a 1000 year) window when civilisations use radio?
The iBox Nano not only has a small build area, but the resolution isn't all that good, either.
(I still backed it... We'll see if it arrives in April or is hit by the usually Kickstarter Delay)
Talking about cheap...
The Peachy Printer (sub $100) resin printer is now nearly a year late...
Another interestng printer is the Overlord 'kossel style' 3D printer.
This one even has a backup battery built-in.
The name should be perfect for most TheRegister readers...
It's even available in 'Black Devil' colour scheme...
(Still 8 days left of the KS)
Like the Il Tempo Gigante...
The full-sized version has a 6.7L Big Block Chevy in the front and a gas turbine in the back.
You know they've done it right, when noise polluton laws forbid you from starting the rear engine...
I got him confused by first saying I didn't have a 'Windows key' on my keyboard, that it was a very old keyboard, then that I didn't have Internet explorer or Firefox... But that I did have another browser I could start...
Then he very slowly and painfully directed me towards Teamviewer...
And I 'sunk his battleship' by claiming that the site told me that my OS was 'not supported,' and I asked 'You are aware that I'm running OS/2, right?'
He got off too lightly....
Even the Devil would consider Multifunction Printer/Mopier service contracts as 'too cruel'...
And beancounter 'deals'...
I know of such deals that have ended up costing companies the double of what they were paying, with no improvement in service. (One who used to order a pallet full of toner cartridges in one go, ended up getting them delivered as separate items... )
She's not a genuine BOFH!
She drinks expensive wine, not Guinness!