220 posts • joined Wednesday 6th March 2013 13:49 GMT
Really? No one? Ok...
I for one welcome our robot overlords...
Re: It's a huge waste of time to attempt BTC mining on a normal PC
Let's assume 10k-100k downloads as a "successful" toolbar.
That's not really mining from a "normal PC" now is it?
One of our customers was getting around 8 or 9 a day of these this week.They have Kaspersky there and it detected it as a threat and removed it. No drama for those with decent software but worth letting those who don't know about it.
Re: No Such Thing as Profanity!
You massively understand free speech. Over and above this "right" go the laws of the land.
Would you expect, in this day and age, to be able to hurl a torrent of racist abuse at someone and it be ok, "because, you know, free speech". No. it'd be illegal, and rightly so.
Down with this sort of thing.
Oh, unless it's directly useful or wanted by me. I'd love to control certain parts of my brewing over the internet for example. In that sort of case then: Yes! finally, more things on the internet.
We've all been there. Budgets are fine until a group of one or more directors decides "Ipads it is".
Ok, finance all wanted bigger monitors, then Susan got 2 screens because she works in some hideous and massive database she made herself. Then they all "needed" 2 screens. Remember? They don't have the budget for 14 iPads left in their IT spend.
Normally 1-2 weeks later...
Hi, we need a hand, can you come and make email work on these ipads please, oh and James can't make his connect to the shared access database they all use, that's fairly simple right? Just do it on his and he can show us. Susan got hers working on email but now she doesn't see emails she sends from the ipad on her work phone, that needs fixing and, and, and ,and.
1: 6 years ago the PS3 was actually amongst the best value Blu-ray players around (that also played games)
2: we had money then. The intervening years happen to have seen one of the worst economic periods since the world wars.
Re: halo cigarettes
I think that's the main reason vaping worked for me. There wasn't one habitual side of smoking it didn't replace.
The actual addiction to nicotine is only one of the addictive behaviours associated with smoking, this is the only one (patches, gum etc) that ticks any box other than "contains nicotine"
Re: Not the same as the real thing
@ Oh Homer and others
did you try the cartridge jobs that look like a normal cig?
If so they're awful. Almost everyone I know who has tried one of them (myself included)got headaches, sore throat etc.
You want a battery/tank setup and a good quality juice with (importantly) the correct level of nicotine in. I vape at 18%/18mg right now. I tried a 24+mg and it blew my head off nicotine content wise.
Re: fountain pen
Yes people have experimented with getting the goodness out of cannabis and into an eliquid.
The few forum posts i've read on the subject said it works to a point but doesn't vapourise cleanly so you don't get the full benefit and you ruin your atomiser/cartomiser very quickly indeed.
It'll come though.
Re: One point that is often conveniently forgotten ...
You'll never convince Jake. Ever.
He'll also conveniently ignore the fact that in all juices the easiest to absorb ingredient is (by design) the nicotine. This means the overwhelming majority of nicotine is absorbed when inhaled.
IT's PG/VG vapour being exhaled, not nicotine. He's never been one to let inconvenient truths and facts get in the way of his opinion though.
Pubs are starting to ban it. Our local doens't alow it inside. I asked why and was told it "gives the wrong impression". It's a chain pub not a private landlord.
Almost. Nearly but not quite brilliant.
It's a shame that all phonebloks will come to is this half baked, corporate vision of their idea.
Re: Never understood smoking
Very useful input MJI, many thanks.
Any more interesting anecdotes about how you're better than us?
The Vape lounge..
Inspired by the recent article on ecigs on the reg I thought I'd stick this up.
I'm a vaper and loving it. Anyone have any suggestions for juice I MUST try? I'm always on the lookout for new flavours.
Anyone gone down the mixing your own route yet? One of our local shops (they've popped up everywhere!) sells all the required components but i've yet to take the plunge. Any advice?
you want to look into what o the forums and onlines vape shops are shows as either "customer or mod"
Monster battery teamed with a tank that you can vary the voltage and ohmage.You can vary the voltage and ohms until you get the experience you're after. You do have to actually want to quit though as with all methods.
Can we post links? I'm in no way affiliated with any seller, this tank is amazing and the company is simply the top of google. start here and shop around.
Re: halo cigarettes
@anonymuos coward 101
Actually my experience ties with the previous posters.
Yes you get the instant nicotine hit from vaping, just like smoking BUT the bit about vaping I found helped me quit cigarettes so easily was the fact it also ticks EVERY other box that smoking does and other qids to quitting done.
Hand to mouth movement
Vapour can be made to be warm/hot like smoke so mouth feel and feel when inhaling are all ticked boxes too.
It offers all of these things and others that are just as much a part of the addiction in mental terms when you're a smoker.
Similarly to others whatever date I bought my ecig kit was the last day I smoked a cigarette and I had also tried everything else.
I was wondering when the Reg would review these.
I'm a vaper myself. Unlike previous attempts at quitting I honestly could not tell you when I quit.
I bought an e-cig (one of the ego kits in this article) around a year ago and I haven't had a cigarette since that day. It replaced smoking so well and completey that there was never that "5,10,30 etc days without a fag" period.
Anyone considering it please take the plunge. don't get the ones that look like cigs, they're crap. Like most I started on an ego style kit and have now moved on to the customer/mods which deliver a much better experience.
I don't miss smoking at all, the range of flavour available is incredible and some of them are amazing.
I do vape in the office but we're a small outfit here so I simply asked all my colleges if they minded or not.
PS - anyone who does vape - "Totally wicked Orange candy" is amazing (it's orange tic-tac perfectly done) as is "Ewizards Mucho Mango". Pricey (for juice, waaay cheaper than smoking still) but both are 10/10 (IMHO)
I can't imagine many estate agents have ever been asked:
"But what does it look like when viewed from a helicopter or plane? Will my friends who can fly mock me?"
You live on an average street, in a fairly industrial area in the Wirral, was there ever a point in time when people were queuing to buy on this street? No. I think not.
In fact a quick check shows a year on year rise of house sale prices on one of those streets since '06, the one with the nicer houses on it.
What happens to all the lovely data harvested by bing then?
Ok, they aren't as good as providing search results so there isn't enough data, but how exactly do they plan to monetize bing if not somehow using "our" data?
We know how google work thanks, those of us who choose to use their (bloody brilliant) services do so, in the most part, aware of this.
Re: I have been looking forward to the latest episode all week
I have to chip in here.
At a previous employers I was in the IT team that had to setup a new phone system.
"The Boardroom" decided the company wanted to record it's own "press one for sales" sound clips etc.
Long story short a Lady with a lovely voice was promptly located and hired to complete the task. She was introduced to me and handed me a business card.
On this business card she described herself as a "Voice Model"
That's all, very good 'episode' and for some reason it reminded me of being utterly bewlidered the day I met my first and only Vocal Model.
Re: Microsoft account needed for Facebook? ??
Because it's windows 8-ish.
On any windows 8 device (phone, tablet, surface thing, laptop or [non corporate/enterprise] desktop ) it's quite difficult to make them do ANYTHING without a windows account to sign in with.
Tis the future don'tcherknow. or something.
I got downvoted for suggesting that earlier. It's very true. Out of everyone I interact with a similar age to me (or younger) I can think two other people, myself aside, who wear a watch.
I don't even wear mine every day and I have a strong streak of "watch nerd" instilled in me by my father. In fact my dressier watch was a 21st birthday present from him.
I can't see THIS smartwatch changing that, like all those currently and previously available, nor any other until the "it's cool now kids!" box is ticked then they will flock in droves.
Re: Stop. Watch.
I think one of the main issues is that people my age (i'm 31) and younger have basicaly stopped wearing watches full stop.
It's difficult to talk someone who doesn't ordinarily wear a watch to chuck an extra near 300 quid so they can have one of these.
Conversely if you DO wear a watch, like me, you're then being asked to ditch the watch(es) you already own because you like the style, look and feel of the thing and wear one of these instead.
That leaves your target market (currently) as quite small.
Only if they become FASHIONABLE to wear will they take off in any big way. Fashion, not functionality, is the "make or break" factor here.
I can't think of any feature they will be close to adding that will make the majority of non-watch wearers decide they really need a £300ish quid smartwatch in their lives, or any that could persuade someone who already wears a nice watch to drop it in favour of this.
This will have to change before anyone sells millions and millions of any smartwatch.
If you're buying it as a sat nav or hand held GPS thing (people aren't) then fair enough, it's not fit for purpose.
But i'm pretty sure they'll successfully argue (if it even gets that far) that any Map app of any type is a "value added" feature to a PHONE and does not impact, in any way, on it's performances a PHONE.
She was buying a smartphone, not a sat nav. I'm pretty sure none of apples advertising, promises, promotional materials or anything touted the device as some sort of navigation solution.
No fanboy-ism present here, all my mobile devices are android.
Re: So in the UK
"Black and white"??????
While this (placebo effect) does hold true it's not something that should be toyed with when using antivenom.
Antivenom can be as harmful to the victim as the bite itself.
Certainly with venomous snake bites (I have some experience here, more than most) the hospital staff wait until they are damn sure you've not had a "dry bite" (bitten but not envenomated) before administering antivenom. suffice to say if you think you've been bitten by a rattlesnake but actualy have not if they slammed 20 vials of antivemon in you you'd be in very nearly as much trouble as someone who HAD been envenomated by a rattler.
Going back to spiders many people have issues because of an alergy to the venom rather than the effects the venom in supposed to have. In these instances anti-venom would be counter productive.
It's also worth noting that some antivenoms are a bit of a myth. again going back to snakes there are many instances of species of snakes not having AV at all and where it does exist there are a scary amount of "catch all" solutions. Certainly just one antivenom covers species as diverse as N.American rattlers, SAmerican pit vipers, indian/asian cobra species and many of Australian venomous snakes. There's just one 'brand' AV for the lot "Polyvalent" and it's a case of works brilliants for X,Y and Z, not so well for A,B or C so cross your fingers folks (if they've not dropped off yet)
Sorry for rambling, but antivenom is never administered "just in case" as this can have consequences as bad as any bite.
I'd love to know how we got from wolves to the two spaniels I've got who frequently walk into walls and furniture.
Reading the article would be your man here.
"Meanwhile, an eight-person team from Keen Cloud Tech in China showed how to exploit a vulnerability in iOS version 7.0.3 to steal Facebook login credentials "
I'd be willing to be that in the case of a frightening percentage of cases that "facebook password" = "password for everything"
Forget that. If he's being a dick go and see the people who made "snapsave" and offer them $1bn.
I'm sure for every copy of snapshots around half have a parallel install of "snapsave" too.
It's supposed to be a games console. It will probably be a very good one.
Blah blah haswell, blah blah supercomputer. Whine whine media centre moan.
It's supposed to be a stable, non changing format to allow games developers to develop games that will work on any device and not require new graphics card, more ram, a processor upgrade etc.
What amount of money (that the guy obviously won't have) compensates for that amount of trauma? I'd imagine nearly losing your wife, job, family and friends and freedom wasn't amazing to live through.
Oh well, I suppose the $10/week payments he'll get until the guy stops paying will more than make up for it.
Re: This is why I stick to property
@ Robert Grant
Can I pay in bitcoin?
It's a little more complex than "there's no oil".
The major factor in play is "China and Russia (currently) like them"
Taking the mental, impoverished N Korea to task will also upset at least one of the two powers that America can't just ignore/threaten. Mainly the Chinese.
Yes - precisely that. Tizen has been hanging around in development "just in case" google do something that ruins android, make it more expensive (to samsung) or make it too beneficial to google.
Always have something in your back pocket just in case the people you rely on for an OS do something monumentally stupid or monumentally clever (depending on which of the companies POV you take)
I'd be willing to bet that in both these recent incidents that "hacker" = "site owner/operator realising that they can pinch the lot and never be traced. Ever."
Commence operation "democracy via idiocy".
we can re-purpose old cluster bombs to spread DVD and VHS copies of x-factor, TOWIE and that thing about geordies shagging.
Within 6 weeks all the blokes will have that stupid side-parting haircut and all the women will be pregnant and/or working on their dreams of being a pop star.
Good luck controlling your nation then, you crazy bastards.
Re: Again with the PS4 ad?
Presumably any articles about the Ps4 will also mention the XBone.
Personally this seems quite a sensible approach when discussing any product that really only has one competitor that it be mentioned.
How far into the video does she have a "struggle cuddle" with something with tentacles?
Have they released some dodgy photoshop work as "proof"yet?
They're such a comedy dictatorship. Bless.
Can't happen quickly enough IMO. Printing meat that is. The end product would be far superior to the muck they are allowed to sell as meat now. Hate him or hate him Jamie Oliver is right about this one.
This year a fingerprint scanner on the iPhone was "innovation".
How many more iterations of iphones/ipads until it becomes the default/only way of accessing the phone/app store etc?
Both have similar unknown quantities when it comes to your personal data.
Thanks for the link, have an upvote. This might be our next step.Hoping PIR will reduce electricity bills.
Re: home automation is fine
@ D@v3 We do almost that now with NFC tags in my home and office.
It requires bumping the (unlocked) phone on a tag, but that's no hardship given you can place them anywhere.
In the lounge, bedroom and dining room they are on/near light switches, in the car next to the spot my phone lives and in my office on the corner of my desk etc.
Each phone can be told to do upto 20 odd commands/things when it touches each tag. I use it for exactly what you describe. Bluetooth on/off in the car, change volume and ringtone profiles, change wifi networks/settings.Simple things really but bumping my phone against something is a lot easier than doing it all myself multiple times daily.
We have a similarly NFC tagged home.It's interesting to play with for sure.
They listen, they just don't care. If you're google adding an SD card slot is a total no-no.
Every argument *you* (as in us, as in A.N Potential customer) could make is countered by "but the cloud".
Google WANT people using their cloud serrvices. And most (read non tech site commenters) will be happy to do so.
Like music? Simple, we let you upload 6 squillion track to google music. Running out of space? Simple just move all your docs etc to the cloud too (via google drive/docs naturally)..
Please note i'm NOT saying I agree with this theory I am just pointing out this is WHY google don't do this. It makes it easier for people not to use their cloud related offerings, and this is what they want *people* to do.
My point is stop moaning about it. it's a trade off. Want an SD card slot? There are many offerings from other manufacturers that suit. Some, like mine, come with an SD card but also with a lot of manufacturer and network related bloat. Happily I can disable and ignore these things even if I can't completely remove them but they are there. If I didn't want the bloat AT ALL then the nexus would be for me, but I'd have to accept I was "sacrifciing" other things. Albeit at a price that refelcts this fact.
The point is a five minute think about Google, who they are and what they do, makes it very obvious that adding hundreds of GB of internal memory, or an SD card slot that can be used completely (ie for media storage AND running apps from) is probably not on the cards.
Thats the beauty of choice. If expandable memeory is a must, then look elsewhere.
Failing to turn up a link but I'm sure a leading UK supermarket and the leading UK telco do this already on their webpage.
Where are you people shopping for radios?
Seeing some crazy numbers thrown around for DAB sets. Mine was under £30, from tesco, and is brilliant.
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