BLFH: Bastard lecturer from hell.
413 posts • joined 31 Jul 2007
Re: Printers. Pah!
Well, printing is only arcane on Windows. On UNIX systems, printing is a non-issue, basically thanks to Apple's CUPS, which is used by all except Windows.
Don't worry, Windows 11 will ensure that it is too small and slow to save more than a handful of one line Word docxz.
Re: Stupid questions...
You can jump through all those hoops, or you can just log them into a guest account.
So now you don't need a Samsung phone to start a fire. You can presumably start it with your Apple, HTC or Mictrosoft^WNokia too.
Re: minimum weight
Worse. It means that there are no F35 aircraft in the UK.
What goes up...
Somehow I don't think it will work particularly well against a mortar, which is gonna come down no matter what, unless you have an anti-gravity laser.
That sounds like biological warfare.
OK, so musicians are now obsolete also
What a cock-up. Maybe they should order their airbags from Bulgaria.
The US can drop them over Raqqa.
When you get 'slip road, to slip road, to roundabout, to unknown road...' then you know the good Garmin lady totally lost it.
Re: On The Job Experience
"pretty decent prep for employment in the IT world" - Sure, but they neglected to teach their grads the most important IT job phrase: "Yah want fries wizzat?"
If the HD is not encrypted. Otherwise you got to recover that password first, which may take you a whole lot longer.
Interpretation of Acts
Simple people read a single act and think that it explains everything. A lawyer reads all the acts, because acts are interrelated and affect each other. This is a case where one tax agreement is overruled by another trade agreement. It is a very common occurrence.
Re: Printer drivers. why
Well, most networked printer have a FTP server that does exactly that. Send it a PS or PDF file by anonymous FTP and it will print.
Well, the broken shell won't affect more than about 2 users. The other 2 will use Cygwin or Bash.
That sounds like a very nice router. I would like to buy a bunch for use around here. It would make life so much easier.
Re: I've forgotten...
Yea, init and log files were human readable. It is obviously not a good idea to have humans around computers. Systemd finally solves the whole PEBKAC thing as people abandon Linux.
Re: It sucks when it's your bank's ATM...
Also bear in mind that the interest rate minus bank fees of your buried coffee can, is likely much better than any bank offers nowadays.
I think the Marigo Audio Lab tuning dots would work best when applied directly to the eardrum.
A plane with wheels and a parachute will get dragged in wind. So parachutes are usually just for emergency use and the plane usually ends up destroyed or damaged.
A pitot device typically can measure static pressure also.
Well, it landed alright - maybe not alright for all meanings of alright, but all of it landed right away although some parts may have bounced a few times...
Their arrogance is mind boggling. These photons travel 100s of light years, to come and hit me. Why? I haven't done anything to them.
Thorium reactors have their fair share of problems too. For example, it needs to be used in conjunction with another metal such as plutonium. However, the typical Sloshdat basement dweller don't want to know about this and always spouts 'Thorium!, Thorium!' as if it is a magic bullet.
Well, having just done a 14 hour stint in a flying cattle truck that some like to call by a 3 digit numeric moniker, I am all in favour of passenger trains and won't mind the 90 minute delays waiting for 3 kilometer freight trains to get out of the way either.
Re: How long for theft?
I'm sure going to jail for theft of two phones will be less than 5 years, unless maybe if there are shared music files on them...
Re: Mine uses...
Also for 'Auto get my car out of the sand trap', which is really handy where I live.
Re: 16 Valves
You forgot to add: "Now get off my lawn!"
Something to have fun with: http://www.aeronetworks.ca/2015/02/cool-amplifier.html
I'm now working on a simple FM detector to add some olde skool muzak from Abu Dhabi Classic.
There is no effective defence against a Rube Goldberg machine, since the perpetrator can always use a smarter hamster.
@Winkypop: I take it that you are an AI?
Goodness me, someone paid for that? The sites look like flashbacks from the Wayback Machine, circa 1980. I would not be surprised if those web sites are programmed with punch cards and paper tape.
Well, fortunately he isn't complaining about something important, but this kind of cruft is the reason d'etre of pretty printers.
Re: How much you want to bet
" what exactly stops that same app to send everything to mothership anyway ?" Nobody said they would not, so one should safely assume they would.
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I think I have to start affixing a block of random characters to the end of all my messages and see whether the three letter agencies start to take an enhanced interest in it.
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Re: Apparently he was allowed to continue his journey
Hmm, I think the 'unarmed British Police' thing has been a bit of a myth, since at least the 1970s, which was about the last time I saw British police hiding behind trash can lid shields on news paper front pages. I have seen them with personal arms, grenades and swords. Swords still work just as well today as in the middle ages and require no batteries or propellant.
Re: I take objection to "Shooty McBangbang"
The pilots can fire high. They are allowed to miss. Common sense should always prevail. Pilots are typically rather more intelligent than the grunts on the ground.
Re: Which Python?
<p>Which Python? Monty of course.
<p>I fart in your general direction.
Finally someone who clued in to the real problem. Insecure computers make it very easy to frame someone.
Re: Allah Hackbar.
Man, now you made me snort my Sisha...
Minimum order quantity
It gets interesting when you need one of something and the minimum order quantity is 10,000.
Re: Formatting has two options
You load a special driver into the drive controller that shifts the servo off track by 25%, then read the data left over between the tracks.
If you really want to erase a disk do this:
# hdparm --security-set-pass user /dev/sdX
# hdparm --security-erase user /dev/sdX
That will overwrite the data over the whole disk surface, on the tracks and in between the tracks.
Re: 10% ?
Considering how many people on IT related web sites always suggest using dban, shred, dd and other utilities that don't work properly since they don't erase data between tracks or in bad sectors, I am surprised that that 10% were done right.
Yeah, like the free secure erase algorithm that is built into every disk drive controller since the end of the previous century? Activating that routine will really break everybody's IT budget.
Re: Has it been six months already?
Uhmm... dban and the like don't actually work. It won't erase data in the file system journal, or in bad sectors on disk.
Another doom and gloom preacher. I'm old enough to remember the the time before the UK was a member of the EU. The world won't stop turning. Everything will carry on just fine.
Heartburn Bombs, that's what they are, but delicious.
Re: “tea before milk”.
I think the answer is Yokshire Pudding. Any argument can be solved with Yorkshire Pudding. No one can talk with a mouth full.
Re: Hydraulic valves, I trust?
Hydraulic computers were used in the explosives industry for process control till the 1980s at least.