Ahh but is there Life on Mars?
923 posts • joined 20 Sep 2007
Awkward... Revealed Facebook emails show plans for data slurping, selling access to addicts' info, crafty PR spinning
Scumbag who phoned in a Call of Duty 'swatting' that ended in death pleads guilty to dozens of criminal charges
Re: Throw the book at him
"You omitted to add that the Police involved had genuine reasons to suspect he was wearing a suicide vest; that they were on high alert after several suicide bombings, and he RAN when approached."
HE WAS NOT CHALLENGED BY POLICE, HE RAN BECAUSE THE TRAIN WAS IN THE STATION AND HE WANTED TO CATCH IT!!
It was a case of mistaken identity and in the paranoia of that time no checks were made and they executed him once he was on the tube train. All the suspicious behaviours attitude to him by the police (eg getting off a bus to go into a tube station and then getting on a different bus because the tube station was closed) were later shown to be perfectly reasonable behaviour.
Try reading the bloody facts before spouting nonsense.
It only took Oz govt transformation bods 6 months and $700k to report that blockchain ain't worth the effort
Back in 1981, I was studying astrophysics at Queen Mary College and was editor of the in-house magazine called "h-bar by two". We had Patrick Moore as a guest lecturer for the introductory Astronomy course and on this occasion he'd just got back fro Pasadena from covering the Saturn fly by. Being a cheeky scrote I asked him if he'd write something for my magazine about the new discoveries. His response was "Find me an office, a typewriter and a cup of coffee - I've got an hour to spare before the lecture". Lo and behold 45 mins later he handed me 5 sheets of double-spaced A4 with a superb summary of what had happened. I asked him to autograph it and I still have it almost 40 years later :) Great bloke and a great time to be in astronomy!
Re: Gabrielle Drake
Gabrielle Drake never wore a string vest - those were the uniforms for the Skydiver submarine and ALL the female operatives had a vest underneath. Purple wigs and silver mini-skirts were Moonbase uniforms. The future Mrs Michael Caine was also a Moonbase operative in a purple wig.
However, Gabrielle Drake in the movie Au Pair Girls... now you are talking.. .well drooling actually!
New MeX-Files: The curious case of an evacuated US solar lab, the FBI – and bananas conspiracy theories
Neutron star crash in a galaxy far, far... far away spews 'faster than light' radio signal jets at Earth
Re: Reminds me of ...
The old "Scunthorpe" problem , or in France the Marseille problem and in the US the Massachusetts problem!
I once had to write a profanity filter for a company and spent ages persuading them NOT to profanity check addresses otherwise anyone who lived on Dick Turpin Lane or wanted to find the Two Cocks pub would disapointed!
Its not bad, the normal articles have their own boxes.
You are still only using at most 2/3rds of the width of my desktop screen - I guess the side columns are where you will put adverts.
There does seem to be a disconnect between the numbe rof articles above the first row of imaged articles - looks to be about 1.5 box widths of whitespace on the right of the last box in the second row.
Its a redesign I can live with.
If the processes they have constructed work with Fax machines, what is the problem? just because they aren't shiny new tech doesn't make it bad. If the process works, then be very careful when replacing it with shiny new bollocks because as we all know quite often it can end up as a retrograde step...
If the process is faulty, then replacing the fax machines won't necessarily fix the process.
There is not a STEM skills shortage - there is a shortage of decently paid STEM careeer opportunities! Fucking pay a decent salary and there won't be a fucking shortage of employees! Pay the risable and pathetic amounts I see from recruiters all fucking day long and you will get numpties and nobodies!
Oh and while I'm at it, make the qualifications and experience required for jobs sensible rather than ask for 5 years experience in a technology that only existed for 3 years!
Fuckwits the lot of them!!!!
(I need beer, today is going down the tubes rapidly!!!)
Re: My precious....
China does not have a monopoly on rare earths - at least not an EXPLOITABLE monopoly as they discovered a few years ago when they tried to push the prices up. Suddenly all the mothballed Australian mines were now worth starting up again and miraculously* the price fell again!
This was explained in some of the most informative sets of articles Tim Worstell wrote for EL Reg back in the day.
* the miraculous law of supply and demand
Re: "emergency braking switched off by design"
In that case Uber is utterly the wrong company to develop this sort of software if they can't integrate with the existing control software of the vehicle. It should be Volvo doing the development OR Uber (laughs uncontrollably) do their jobs properly and negotiate access to the Volvo source code to integrate it fully.