220 posts • joined Tuesday 17th July 2007 14:09 GMT
Beer is already a service
You never fully own a beer, you rent it temporaily and gain the benefits, negative or positive.
With some crap dishwater lagers such as budwieser, fosters or carling you could really complete the cycle by connecting the pub urinals up to the beer taps.
What about Chris Morris!!
He was briliant in the first series as the barking mad of Denholm Reynholm.
The episode where he thanked everybody (including the toilet cleaners) except the IT team for making the new system a success was so true to life.
Wouldn't it be nice if..
..all these technology companies (Google, Apple, Samsung, etc) would just get together and say that in 2014 were not going put our resources into trying outdo each other to supply the next bit of consumer fluff. We're going to get together and invest all that money and time into finding a cure for cancer or feeding the starving.
You'll just have to wait until 2015 to get your iphone6 or galaxy5.
OK, it's never going to happen in a million years, but just think what the human race could achieve if we put all that effort into making life better.
Go the whole hog
If you've started foraging, what's wrong with a bit of fresh roadkill??
Re: Do they not have street markets over in Spain?
"As I recall, most of our supermercat meat is also of unknown origin"
Rubbish everybody knows where it comes from, it was the one that fell in the 3.30 at Kempton.
A real driver's car...
...only needs a rev counter , oil pressure, temp and fuel guages.
Re: Funny how suicide-bombers are always labelled "cowards"...
I give you a quote from one of the best social commentaries of the 20th century
Captain Darling: So you see, Blackadder, Field Marshall Haig is most anxious to eliminate all these German spies.
General Melchett: Filthy hun weasels, fighting their dirty underhand war!
Captain Darling: And fortunately, one of our spies...
General Melchett: Splendid fellows, brave heroes risking life and limb for Blighty!
Re: Anybody working on superguns?
Not very a original author, I think Jules Verne had the same Idea 100 years earlier "From the Earth to the Moon"
A proper old school denial of service .
Re: 'How to avoid huge ships'
Read the 1 star reviews. Brilliant!!!
Fix for Chinese Bureaucracy
"China is notorious for its bureaucratic patchwork of overlapping regulations,"
Tell me about it. Sat for 4 days waiting for something to clear customs. Everytime we tried to progress it, they would demand another form, or piece of info.
Eventually a call to the MD who was on holiday sorted it. The MD was friendly with a party official, to whom the MD would give regular "presents". Party official rings up customs, package released.
Biggest Criminal Gang
Every month my salary gets raided by a notorious gang that goes by the handle #HMRC
I can't remember how many arguments/discussions I've had with people who claim that they don't need Anti-malware controls because they use Chrome so they are safe (most of these people claim to be developers).
My argument that all web browsers are full of vulnerabilities has been proved correct once again.
[Smug Mode engaged]
Forgot to mention that this approach would also give business decision makers a tangible dollar value to security controls, rather than vague threats of fines. Which would get them taking security seriously for once.
I don't particulary like the way PCI fines. I better way would be to base charge interchange rates (how much the retailer has to pay the acquirer per card transaction) on a risk based approach.
Passed QSA PCI DSS assessment, never had a breach in 5 years : rate=2p per transaction
Not PCI compliant, No PCI compliance program, had a breach 2 years ago : rate=25p per transaction.
This would let companies decide what was best for them, go PCI and get cheap rate, don't go PCI but pay higher costs to ofset the risk to the card companies.
Something for the weekend Sir??
Here you go the Complete Collection of Kim-Il-Sung's works. All 100 volumes.
Turkeys in shock vote against Xmas.
This would be a report from Pablo Alto networks, who specialise in deep packet inspection appliction analysis firewalls??
What's the betting the final paragraph reads something like "talk to a Pablo Alto networks representative to discuss how to alleviate these threats".
This is all very good and Pablo Alto networks is a fine product, but the very people who read these reports tend to be very same people who ignore the repeated warnings that most of the business logs into to critcal systems with a shared account with the password of PASSWORD. The upshot is that they waste a lot of money to 'fix' a lower risk issue but ignore the elephant shaped security vulnerability in the room.
More tin does not necessarily mean better security.
What were the questions asked??
If you asked my elderly parents if they used the internet they would probably say no.
But ask my mother if she uses Google, and she'll tell you all about how she finds all the best online flight deals. Ask about eBay and she'll complain that my father is always buying motorbike parts, but no they don't use the internet.
What makes you cool?
I'm sorry but if people think that carrying the lastest, Apple, Microsoft, Blackberry, etc makes you cool then they've got some very serious personallity issues.
***And as everybody knows there is only one piece of tech that makes you looks cool and pulls the birds, "want come back to my place and hack my Raspberry Pi" ..... works every time ;-)
Linux has security flaws
OS-X has security flaws
Windows has security flaws
Unless an operating system kernal is locked/controlled to such an extent that the user cannot run or perform any task not explictly defined by the original development then there will still be flaws, and even then I wouldn't garuantee it would be 100% secure from any future attacks
And that's the point, it's all a balance between security and functionality. Mainframes are more secure because the only tasks allowed have been pre-defined. Personal computers are designed to let users have as much functionality/flexibility as possible.
I'm waiting for the tough northern tablet computer. Yep the Why-Aye-Pad!!
Re: What's the problem??
That's why I live in the countryside.
The local has beer straight from the barrel, and we have enough raw materials to make our own when it runs out, plenty of wood for fire, and lots of sheep, cows, chicken (and horses for the burgers) to throw on the BBQ.
You townies will be eating each other 20 minutes after you lose your mobile signal.
Now Get ORF my land!!
What's the problem??
In the event of a solar superstorm, I'll just do when it normally rains i.e duck into the nearest pub and wait till it passes.
S##t I left the outside light on.
Unfortunetly, you've missed the point. 95% of parents will not know how to change DNS settings, even if they could. Mostly if the children who are computer literate so they're the one that usually fix things if they go wrong, and hence could circumvent any controls.
What Sky are proposing at to do it away from the home, so that only the bill payer can request that it's turned on or off. Personally I think that any solution it should be turned off by default and only turned on by request.
Supermarionation.... Wobbly sets, wooden acting, stillted scripts...... Oh sorry that was Crossroads
When I were a lad we had to use Zmodem at 14.4Kbps. None of this new fangled Interweb thingy.
But we were happy!!! We're we ####!!!!!!!!!!
Instructions for enjoying Sci Films
1.) Go to Cinema (or at home if you have a good surround sound systems and agreable neighbours) preferably with friends.
2.) Turn off mobiles, blackberries, laptops, ipads, generic other tablets etc.
3.) Turn off high brain functions
4.) Suspend your sense of reality
5.) Ignore minor errors in plot, script, physics.
6.) Sit back and enjoy a piece of FICTIONAL ENTERTAINMENT!!!!
Nothing to see here:
Anybody who believes that any product made in China, India and other Asia-Pac, is totally free from child labour is clearly deluding themselves.
Wherever there are additional profits to be made by exploiting cheap labour it will happen.
Apple must be applauded for naming and shaming, but unfortunetly it won't remove the issue, as human greed will always be part of the equation.
what some of these people complaining would make of some of the very regrettable "sitcoms" that were produced in blighty during the 70's, 'Love thy Neighbour' and 'Mind your language' spring to mind.
Racist, Xenophobic and very unfunny.
Well if you're going to be picky
Why do the X wing fighters change there wing configuration when attacking the death star? The was no atmosphere so there is no aerodynamic effect. Possibly to give a wider firing patten? Or just possibly just a visual cue of the ships preparing for battle in what is just an entertaining scifi story.
He forgot to mention
That all the Belize goventment officials are all alien lizard people, who live inside of the hollow earth and are controlling everything we do.
and in other news
Researchers find conclusive proof that Bears do Sh*t in the woods.
Vatican confirms Pope is a catholic.
Hello, you're through to the Capita Customer Service Desk. How may I help?
So you're saying your priority 1 system has been down for 3 hours, and you want to know when It'll be fixed. Hold one for one minute and I'll check for you.
Ok, I've checked with the operations team and they are all doing compulsory health and safety training, sorry there won't be any engineers available until after 31st December. Thank you for choosing Capita IT services.
Like CCIEs believe that the answer to everything is adding another CISCO product. A VCDX will just assume that the only solution is VM related.
These high level certifications are just for vendors to use them as unpaid salesman for their products.
A real world Solution Architect assess the business requirements, investigates multiple solutions for different vendors and then proposes the best solution for the customer, not just for their preferred supplier.
Taken with a large Pinch of Salt
How many times have Goldman Sachs been found guilty of trying to manipulating markets? They are a bank, not a IT consultancy, anything they write is aimed at making them money.
I would suggest that they either have a large portfolio of Apple stock that want to talk up before dumping them on the market, or they are trying to build up a stake in MS by driving the price lower first.
British 'men in shed' thinking at its best
Ahh Gallium Arsenide
All the original work on Gallium Arsenide was done at UWIST (now part of Cardiff Uni) working with INMOS before they were flogged off to the French. I was an Electronics undergrade at the time and most of my professors where working on it, describing how it was going to replace silicon. They were just years ahead of their time.
Well my copy of the Daily Mail, says that all the dragons are coming over here illegally and living off benefits, B****rds!!!
This is all old technology
British government: get off you arse.
But the money behind SKYLON and LAPCAT. And return Britain to the forefront of aviation
In the UK...
"Ah good I see you have your own phone. That means that we won't have to buy you one. We will of course take your personal number so that we can contact you at any time of the day or night, so you can instantly respond to the most trivial of issues which could happily have waited to the next day.
Obviously we won't pay you or even give you any thanks for having to deal with issues in you own time"
Bit off topic
The Beeb website has a graphic with a picture of the NEST thermostat the comment is "Nest is controlled by rotating its bezel to adjust the temperature"
Ground backing stuff hey?? or maybe the author of the beeb article is a memebr of the Amish community.
Rotating a dial to control temperature, what will they think of next