2160 posts • joined 8 Sep 2007
So, onward and (hopefully) upward then.
Contrary to what 'Just call me Dave' claims, we haven't exited the last recession. If anything we're barely marking time.
The IPO also gives them more credibility, which will benefit them when selling goods ouside Asia, and in itself will increase the stock value.
Tinfoil Hat time?
Is it my imagination or is the Internet in general getting steadily more flakey?
Not really taking sides here, but all the washing machine doors I've seen could take a considerable amount of force.
Someone call? Oh, Apple sold out 1st day.
Re: Hurrah for the rule of law, we say.
Shouldn't that be 'underware of' ?
Re: Now now...
... and how many were even archaeologists?
Been following XKCD for yonks, and 'What If' since it started., Always interesting, fun and zany.
I've just had a thought
... it desn't happen too often these days.
Has the gender or LOHAN been establised?
The reason I ask is that if male, then PANTS are undergarments and maybe a wee bit rude for ths Fine Family Friendly Forum (hmmm, 16 bit) whereas if female then the undergarments would be panties and we'd be OK.
This seems to be a most important issue that should probably elicit a substansive response.
Re: the lifespan of a fridge is 25 years
Says Me - That's at least how long my last one was going for.
Re: That side-on picture of the phone looks just like...
Nah. Common as muck.
Re: > Biometrics are usernames, not passwords.
I would say biometrics are a password, and a username at the same time.
Smart people can manage quite welll enough with dumb meters. Dumb people can't manage whatever you give/sell them.
I wonder what it is she's been smoking.
I would have thought the fact he said the particle accellerator would have to be bigger than the Earth, and he also cast doubts on available funding suggets he wasn't being entirely serious.
How low the BBC has sunk
There was a time when it was a champion, now it's just a lap dog.
Unfortunately, it's not 'most' that are in control.
Sour grapes much?
Re: I thought I'd seen silicon roundabout once.
Indeed they do. Most of the CMOS range is still in production, and cheap as, err, chips. Also some TTL is, although that has largely been replaced with CMOS duplicates of the older 74 series.
In fact, only last week I got a bunch of 4040s from Farnell to quickly knock up pre-scalers for pulse counter/comparator thingy-whatsits.
I thought I'd seen silicon roundabout once.
... but on closer inspection it turned out to be a dead 4011B in the middle of the road.
Re: SOME password strength validation still useful
Not sure if I mentioned this before but...
Allowing unlimited printable ASCII (including spaces) -> 95 possibilites
Insisting on a capital -> 26 possibilities
Insisting on a digit -> 10 possibilities ... utter lunacy!
So, they are already trying to weaken passwords as much as possible.
Very many years ago (1960s I think) there was a proposal to use polarised light for headlamps to deal with dazzle. I wonder if now is a opportunity to revive the idea. The downside is it needs co-operation between car manufacurers. Also it would be a long time beofre the full benefits would be felt.
The proposal was for all car headlights to be vertically polarised, and windscreens horizontally polarised. The result being that scatterted light reflections would be more-or-less full brightness, but direct light from oncoming traffic would be much weaker.
Re: The police are WRONG
I believe you get put on the list of domestic extremists and dissidents. You will them be randomly stopped and harrassed for the rest of your life.
I really needed this
I'm working from home today 'cos one of our cuntstomers wants a control system modified on a PLC type I've never seen before, with no code comments and programming software that 'goes funny' on Windows 7.
... and can we have it ready by Friday?
Unless some has found a way to utilise this, there will always be a need for physical storage somewhere. Personally I'd rather have it where I can reach it... quickly.
I see we're promoting the 'evil' bit
No mention of the uses of Tor to protect those trying to get news out of various government atrocities then.
Priceless! Still has me grinning a day later. I can just see it happening too :)
No doubt with extra features to 'help' distressed individuals who can't seem to find their 'door' keys.
It'll be the blighty mug for me.
... now where do I sign?
Re: Prevention of Terrorism
I disagree. It is very effective crap, scaring the pants off everyone who is 'normal' (whatever that means) while doing nothing to impair the criminal industry.
.. of which the Met is arguably part.
If El Reg is calling to me on weekends as well as the erm, working week, when will I find time to actually do anything?
This sounds like the actions of very, very scared people desperate to get a foothold in an area they know nothing about.
Just keep up the good work!
Call me cynical...
I wonder what the fuzz are really after.
New at 11
Government tells lies.
Hmm. A bit concerned you seem to be having a lot of trouble with the servos, and those current spikes look a bit suspicious to me. Are they fed plain DC or PWM 'soft' start?
Can you say 'Astro Turf'?
That's all we have here, people. Probably even a new form of cloud-astro.
Re: 20th century
But was that dragged up from the 19th or down from the 21st?
Re: Man drives a 'Ka'?
Doesn't need a speedo either. Most Ka drivers seem to drive at 45MPH on all roads under all weather conditions.
A couple of points.
First, any design that can partially fail in service is a no-no, especially something relatively simply like this (but takes money off people). It should be able to operate fully until it reaches its defined endpoint voltage then shut down completely (and should have built in hysterisis so it doesn't try to restart if there is a minor battery recovery).
The other thing is how old are theser meters? Presumably they would have some form of DC-DC converter rather than simple voltage regulator for the sensitive parts of the electronics, in which case they should be able to handle a far wider voltage range. Having said that, there are also microcontrolers tha directly work over a 2:1 ratio and the old CMOS logic worked from 18V down to 3V!
Nowhere near as unreasonable as saying something that actually works should 'die'.
Yes another person complaining about something, without having anything better to put in it's place.
Looks like we're going full circle
40 - 50 years ago Uni was a rare option. Most kids got into on-the-job training of some sort, and after 4-5 years of that actually knew what they were doing and were well worth their money.
ee bay gum
well someone had to say it
Just surprised and saddened.
Beers all round then
Mine's a Doombar
this could be set to only kick in when there's more gouging wanted.
Re: That's actually a feature I'd want
It's the risk of resellers modifying the code that is the real danger here.
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