re: Majel Barrett
She was also the computer's voice in the series Wiki
and Lwaxana Troi (Deanna Troi's mother) in the TNG/DS9
125 posts • joined 31 Jan 2007
Don't worry not long after we'll be getting something like Douglas Adams' Electronic Monk ( http://theelectricmonk.com/ElectricMonk.html ) to read the news for us, so it'll be robots commenting you've wasted their time.
I find just not allowing it access to the internet is enough to stop it calling home - if I find it has a built in GSM card, I can see them getting very big bills ;)
Alternatively the big bang happened in a strong strong magical field -
When light encounters a strong magical field it loses all sense of urgency. It slows right down. And on the Discworld the magic was embarrassingly strong, which meant that the soft yellow light of dawn flowed over the sleeping landscape like the caress of a gentle lover or, as some would have it, like golden syrup.
Make the directors of companies and organisations where if they are hacked it can impact people's lives or seriously impact nations security criminally responsible for failure to adequately protect that data/system.
Stopping some developers writing lots of code is a good thing
I bet that won't be board or CIO level where the blame really lies
I haven't see any to mine - it might be data breach was not directly from system but an old copy of their database.
with the fire at Didcot Power Station and continued erosion spare capacity margins it is likely the lights would go out in Winter unless lots more money is spent on new power stations/sources
One I find invaluable is Agent Ransack for searching local PC - http://www.mythicsoft.com/agentransack
To start with only those where the speed vehicles need to drop navigating a bend would cause major inconvenience/tailback - which there shouldn't be that many if humans can currently drive them safely.
It is easy - car slows down to a speed where it knows it can stop within half the distance it can see, unlike human drivers the computer won't get impatient and start taking risks if that is 5mph.
It could easily be allowed to see around the bend, it just needs things like sensors and cameras placed strategically along the the road transmitting data about conditions further along and other cars similarly passing data along.
I can't help thinking by the time becomes “inevitable” it will be far too late for a computer controlling a vehicle to make significant difference to the outcome.
It is almost as if they are expecting a computer to be super efficient at judging the environment only when things start going wrong but not far enough in advance to stop things going wrong in the first place - maybe because that doesn't allow them to get involved.
Read as "So you want to introduce a BOFH"
This last week when I payed by a Barclays' Visa card it just come up and disappeared (but I am not sure I ever set anything up on that card), but when I used a HSBC Mastercard it came up and asked me for 3 letters of the password.
Mine is if your website is called something like Facebook (I had to create facebook account but fortunately for an organization page not myself) or I don't think you need to know it at which point I take days, months, years and/or decades off my age
This is something they expect governments achieve, despite all the evidence to the contrary ???
Living in a large new estate with low broadband speeds and no fibre/cable despite the town having both. I am pretty certain the discussions go between BT & house builders - what is cheapest option we can do for legal requirements as house builders don't want to pay and BT want to angle for getting government paying for the fibre stuff.
Hopefully, after lots of pressure from residents, council and MP the estate I live on should get Fibre options late this year
I got the garage to change a sidelight bulb once, I couldn't workout how to do so without loosing skin off knuckles or dismantling half the front end so when it was in I asked them to do it - I figured the cost the least pain for me
Because then they can tell the world that they have saved x by going with outsourced, the cost is transferred from one set of overheads to another. This makes their company profile look better to the people who invest because it fits better their expected company model on overheads etc. so the share price rises.
But in reality no one sees the decrease in efficiency in other parts of the company who now can't get IT problems sorted out so put in old style time consuming workarounds, and no one is left to tell the Director they are being ripped off because thought it only costs peanuts per hour - those peanuts add up when it takes weeks when someone who knew the system would fix in minutes
It might just though, see Toyota's Killer software -
I understand 4′33″ ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4%E2%80%B233%E2%80%B3 ) sounds OK on Bose etc.
Invite Alistair Dabbs into your social network day and whether we'll see a Register Doodle to celebrate it.
No need to block them - just ban (and fine) any company operating in Oz using Google (or other non-locally paying tax entity) for advertising in Oz.
I am sure first on list will be CEOs and Lawyers.
Just wondering what standard reg speed unit would be? 1 full size Paris Hilton picture per minute?
how about "PetsIHaveHadNone" (or similar)- usually gives you chance to enter something more secure than Rover/Spot etc.
Maybe, but how do you let Canonical know what you feel is going wrong with their distributions. By picking up one of the forked distributions you like, if enough people follow same then that distribution stands chance at gaining enough resources to become a true distribution.
If phone sizes keep increasing - then this might be easier than anticipated
I think a lot of these people must have had a really good course on UI design & usability - you can't miss that badly without know what you are trying to avoid
Kies - is so good l have dedicated a machine just for it's exclusive use (VMWare one) - Or was it I didn't wantto reinstall windows again?
days when no wind = no electric thus no Azure Cloud
But at least if I am not connected - I am not paying
There may not be the provision on DAB - but my car regularly switches from 6 Music to local traffic (though I am getting fed up of one of the local commercial radio switching for advert, then switching again for traffic)
Must be strong stuff, though I suspect reserved for the board
Compression has been part of the attacks on HTTPS - http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/08/02/breach_crypto_attack/
Currently in the "Highly Rated" comments on article page, this is comment (about lowering expectations) is just below the one about Dutch Oven as if a reply. Just seems so fitting
and even McDonalds were trying to reduce the number of people asking would you like fries using call centres:
They tried cutting the power in the original series but the computer had Other ideas on the subject and reconnected itself http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Ultimate_Computer
why do I feel that might be easier in China than UK?
hardly surprising - as Citroen is owned by Peugeot and share large amounts of platform and components.
Vast majority of problems I had with Citroens were garage competence issues not car related
is slowly passing from living memory and all too soon all we'll have is recordings of the experience of a man stepping on another world.
Rest in peace
Is this like the art that gives modern aart a bad rep - maybe they are going for the Turner Prize - the medium seems similar to Chris Ofili's http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/226000.stm
They did something similar in the last couple of years - I complained and was told it would stop pushing it after a few tries (IIRC I had to allow Firefox to save cookies for it to disappear).
Seagate Seagate 500GB Momentus XT 2.5" Hybrid SSD/HDD - costs £95, OCZ 120GB Agility 3 SSD - AGT3-25SAT3-120G £72 on ebuyer at the moment - to me that looks like Seagate is 1/4 price per gigabyte
I believe EM Emissions from Earth would be very hard to detect in the noise floor at a light year away and becoming harder as technology progresses. 150 years ago we wouldn't have been able to detect one of today's most powerful radio transmitters if it was placed on moon - maybe in before the next 100 years have passed we'll worked out how to (there was a recent idea about seeing their light)
Whether this Matt cartoon is true
These companies are already protected(?) by something from "Symantec"
have you tried likes of ebay - old film slrs probably won't cost a lot and could work out cheaper than getting one fixed
but personally I'd say jump to digital - What make? if it is one of the makes where the film lenses work on a DSLR and you have lots of lenses - then it is worth getting.a DSLR that takes the lenses (though the crop moves each lens towards telephoto )
otherwise look on dpreview.com