Why don't browsers show BOTH? (punycode first, with some note about the alphabets in use)
55 posts • joined 2 Feb 2008
Why don't browsers show BOTH? (punycode first, with some note about the alphabets in use)
Anyone know where there's a full list of affected / patched devices?
Is this only on "top end" devices, or is this affecting 89.4356% of everything?
This started as "patch iOS" and now it looks like it's 'unless you're on patched iOS, turn off wifi'
Dear AC, I'm very interested in learning how to do a zoomable slippy map without JS. Could you post some pointers?
smem output, exact same tabs open, both running noscript.
9626 me palemoon 0 170736 173311 188400
9696 me firefox___ 0 233544 239198 256420
this computer's short of RAM, too. What's that, FF, you want an extra 50Mbytes? WHY?
Congratulations on the low byte-count bloat-free ascii logo. Now all they need to do to make me happy is reduce the memory footprint of the thing, which seems to have quadrupled in the past year or 2, with no real increase in usability, at least for my usage pattern.
Who do we need to write to to get have the old fast, small, efficient firefox we used to love, rather than this bloated RAM-hog which is currently taking up 10% of my total RAM just with el Reg open?
Shocking, you have ze physical access, you can interrupt ze boot process....
Just saying break=sidewayz or various real options or (my old favourite which used to work, but doesn't do so well these days was init=/bin/bash).
Just a few days ago I used this to add myself to /etc/passwd before letting the system reach multi-user mode.
I must admit it's a bit embarrassing for whoever wrote the comparisons in that bootscript, but this is really nothing to see, move along...
Missing from the instructions:
If you happen to find that your new hyperexpensive wobbly desk is too wobbly, you may, assuming you never want to flat-pack-it again, apply copious quantities of GLUE to all joints. For additional stability, apply to the GLUE, the materials known as PINE or MDF (available at all good hardware stores for a small suplimentary fee). PINE and MDF may be conveniently cut to size with a 2.5kw Circular SAW, much to the enjoyment of neighbours.
We also supply strange cornery bits known as 'braces' that when attached to the legs and the desk-top in the correct manner (6.75 packets of araldite) provide additional bracing.
There. Fixed it for them:
And what sort of tech are they based on? Air-filled or something exotic, etc. etc.?
In case anyone ever tries arguing with you that lower powered kettles are more efficient... Please apply the following simple bits of physics: convection, radiation, evaporation.
The longer the kettle spends getting from 30°C to 100°C, the more these sources of heat loss will come into effect, therefore low power kettles are better at heating the air, and less efficient in heating the water.
(The icon is for a nice efficient way of heating /lots/ of water.)
PS. Would someone like to test how hot a 25W fish tank heater (without a working thermostat) will actually get a typical fish tank? My guess is somewhere around 50°C, but I don't have a fish tank to test it these days.
it doesn't run on my old 286.
The problem with your entire argument is that it's based on a false premise: that no one tried to write linux in C++.
It was tried, back in the time when I had a 386 PC and an entire distro fit on 2 floppies. Maybe it was before the time when "a C++ compiler has been able to generate equivalent code with "no overhead for the stuff you don't use" " But the result was a significantly bigger kernel which ran much slower.
playmobil or it didn't happen.
Good for you, enjoy your bloat. Some of us are still using "made for XP" motherboards, maxed out at 2GB, and want to run other processes too. Firefox used to fit on almost /any/ hardware.
This is a major bug if you're relying on SSL to provide end-to-end certification as a user. So I won't be connecting to my bank until it's fixed.
It doesn't mean we need to unpug any servers while we wait for the distro to catch up with upstream though. I for one am happy about that.
> or it might be that they used something which wasn't that durable.
Ugg told them and told them, if you want durable storage you can't trust it to spinning rust.
And as for those faddish crystal ball user-interfaces the girls loved, well, the batteries in them just don't last and then what have you got? Just a fancy paperweight.
Is the only true way to eat them.
And the middle should be as thin as a thin&crispy pizza.
Next challenge: Then round it off with some Somloi galuska (Hungarian trifle)
"Just about a clone" seems to ignore the fact that it looks like there's no ethernet port on the A+.
Oh, wait, they meter that now, don't they.
Reversing the polarity of an oscillating EM field... Instead of going up-down it's going down-up now?? I can see that carrying a lot of data.
To me, an inventor can be a boffin, but an inventor who's an entrepreneur cannot be.
For example, Dyson is certainly an inventor, but I'd say he's probably got far too much business acumen to be a boffin. A boffin shouldn't be willing to waste time on things like business plans and the like. It keeps them away from the lab.
I guess that this means a boffin is employed rather than employer, except where the boffin (part) owns the company but has a good friend who "gets on with handles the business side of things", while the boffin tinkers in the lab / dismembers the universe.
But you might have more than one local supplier of rabbit food, so it could be
But since this is greengrocers that we're talking about, on ElReg, shouldn't it be
I hope that no one is forgetting what the careful placement of bits does to the centre of gravity / mass... it could be embarrassing if it wanders too far. from spec
No no no, what you need is "Light Inextensible String", available by the mega-furlong
in any mechanics problem near you when you were 18 or so. You don't even need to
turn off friction.
Way back when there were still shops selling videodiscs (OK maybe I'm exagerating)
some friends and I proved that it violated causality.
We already have (single use) technologies that can automatically select their own targets. Have had for years.
I'm thinking of the spectrum of missiles, (e.g. anti radar-installation, anti tank, anti-aircraft, anti-missile, etc), mines (sea and land), and so on. About the only difference is that "killer robots" presumably have a
shorter loiter time than your average WWII mine, and if we're lucky they might struggle if there are stairs / pylons in their way.
The whole massive advance of EEPROM over EPROM was that the thing was Electrically Erasable, no need
for your UV gadget. Or leaving it in the sun for a long while if you were hard up. Maybe Verity's fingers need a holiday in the sun?
How come no one else has commented on this?
Psyx, you've just won my first ever up-vote. Congratulations. Have a vitual beer/cider/whatever.
Where I grew up we used to play in the remains of a heated public outdoor pool, care of the water works pumping station. Sadly the beam engine it provided cooling for had been replaced with electricity by the time I arrived on the scene, so it wasn't heated any more. Of course now they've gone and built houses there too.
Trouble with lichen
"images of single atoms are much easier to capture using scanning electron microscopes"
Did you mean TUNNELLING electron microscopes?
"Most of the accent marks and other character modifiers in latin character set european languages are syntactic fluff and the languages are still perfectly understandable without them."
Really? "syntactic fluff" ? Phonemic maybe, not syntactic for most languages I know.
Letters are there to represent sounds (ignoring English so called spelling rules for the moment)
Change the letter and you change the word. If someone went and replaced all the 'O's in your document with 'U's you'd be a bit upset wouldn't you? People can often guess from context, but not always.
Not looking forwards to living behind an ISP that does NAT'?
Naah, that's old hat. According to traceroute last time I ran it here in the wilds of transylvania our local small ISP provides us with a 192.168.xxx.xxx IP address, his uplink connects to an upstream provider who gives them a NAT''d 10.10.xxx.xxx address, which goes through yet another 192.168.xxx.xxx NAT box. I'm guessing that somewhere in there there's a bit of copper/fibre crossing a border, since those geotracking adverts think I'm in another country!
What amazes me is that skype still works!
Why did I read this comment as referring to Word Perfect 7? Years ahead indeed, I just didn't know WP powered phones...
Now why do I doubt that the one pictured runs all day on small sips of sugar water? (or other forms of liquid refreshment)
Have they done an impact damage (micro-meteoriod and / or space debris) assessment at all?
A) This thing is going to have a big surface area (each wire at 25 micrometers* 40 km length is a square metre), and they are planning to make a disk out of these things. Sounds like hundreds of square metres.
B) Each broken wire is going to go sailing off into the distance, unless these wires are actually in some kind of net (more weight, and not as described in article).
C) A 5 micrometer thick piece of Al foil which was pointing away from the earth for about 6 years in low earth orbit got 30 micrometre holes punched in it at a rate of a 0.5 per day / sq.meter (7*10^-6 impacts / sq meter per second) (MAP experiment on LDEF, Hi to Tony et al if you're reading this)
D) If a particle could make a 30 micrometer hole in a piece of foil, it could almost certainly take out a 25micrometer wire.
So... I'd give each 40km piece of wire about a 2 days lifespan before it breaks somewhere, or maybe 4 days before at least half of it has gone off into the void.
And they want to get to Pluto?
We need a playmobile reconstruction!
I thought that there was typically a non-zero difference (in seconds) between GMT (average solar time at Grenwich) and UTC (adjusted atomic clock measurement)?
NASA should really use it whatever it's called though.
Want to bet that share price in the ferries and tunnel go up? If so see your friendly stockbroker.
Anyone got a nice dish to listen in with? a few milliwatts can go a long way in space...
Not to mention the issues of larger surface area for getting hit by and making space debris. I like the idea of them putting the solar panels and the engine in separate spacecraft.
No wait... come baaaack!
you swap to cassette tape?
Youve just got to love those page faults....
Headline coming soon?
Newly qualified driver crashes internet and tunnel
After a loosing his way on trip from Clacton to Southend a mole-cruiser driver has accidentally turned the UK's main fibre-optic links to Europe into mush, and caused severe damage to the channel tunnel. Earlier suggestions of terrorist action were quickly denied after the teenager broke through the outer casing of the tunnel and asked for directions to "Saafend".
Whatever happened to using the right tool for the job? Waste all those gigaflops doing things a 486 could do in the same time with a little bit of real code?
How about we apply this logic to building too?
Lego is well known as something that makes it easy to build little models with. Countless people have experience in building with lego and many know exactly how to make a plane from 5 standard (2x4) bricks. So, let's make super-size packs of lego available, that make building a real house possible. That way everyone can design their houses quickly and easily and get them in nice bright colours too. The ultimate in DIY building technology! No more messy concrete! No need for expensive and time-consuming structural engineers and architects. The demand must be there!
Get coat, leave quickly...
The document says "[who's sending messages to whom] is universally regarded as a vital tool for national authorities." but no one is required to put a sender address on a letter in the post, are they?
Am I reading this right?
It seems like she wants at the very least, every ISP to be running tcpdump on their servers, counting UDP packets and TCP connect/disconnects. But reading the doc it seems clear that she also wants some deep packet inspection to read what html page I'm requesting, who that email is going to, whose blog I'm reading, etc. etc.
But my (rural) ISP gives me a NAT address behind a NAT adddress behind a NAT address, so they're going to have to do the logging down at the bottom level servers and pass that info up to the logging machine, which probably means doubling the bandwidth on the uplink ... :-(
And if they looked at my on-line habits all they'll see is various encrypted connections to the
US of A, and Germany, which won't help them see who I'm emailing, the odd DNS lookup or
10, and of course me spending too much time reading El Reg, bbc news, etc.
If they want to reverse DNS the connections, they'd have to do that query almost packet
by packet, as at least one of the servers I talk to is on a dynamic IP, except that it probably won't
give an answer because of the policies of that server's ISP. I guess the alternative is for each subscriber they maintain a cache of what the DNS servers returned to them (more content logging).
Nice big data-centre, and lots of extra fibre, I guess.
And of course there's also Granny's wireless network which gets hijacked by the half the kids on her road.. There's going to be a lot of traffic that she doesn't know about (even though she's unwittingly providing the connection)... and I bet Granny won't be able to do that sort of packet sniffing and logging, even if her little wireless router let her know it was shipping data for anyone else in the first place...
Sorry Jacqui, the internet hasn't been designed to provide that data, and the encryption side
of it that has been designed to hide data from criminals is just as good at hiding it from the police.
"Please inform us all exactly which of Dawkin's arguments have flaws and what these flaws might be. I am most interested to know."
I'd say his science is OK, but he makes some really silly claims once he leaves his area of expertise. I've heard him laying one powerful salvo after another on things that thinking Christians (not saying there aren't a whole heap of unthinking ones out there) don't actually hold to, and then claiming total victory in the name of atheism. Lots of straw-man type arguments, which just go to prove to each side of the debate that they're right.
I like the quote half way down this page: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/5721 (look for the paragraph starting Eagleton. then go up a few lines for context). For more detailed arguments, see e.g.: A.McGrath, "Has Science Eliminated God" in Science and Christian Belief 17(2) pp115-136 2005 (ISSN 0954-4194)
Just because I can see the flaws in "Intelligent design", and recognise that (at least some - I've not seen it all) creationist literature is a pack of misrepresentations designed to impress the gullible, does that make me an atheist? No!
Just because I get angry to see God's name linked to lies, does that make me a heretic?
Just because I can see the gaping flaws in, say, Dawkin's arguments, does that make me some gullible extremist loony? Doubt it.
Just because I can read Genesis without thinking I need to ignore scientific results, does that mean I deny my faith? Naaaah.
Do I know all the answers? No, of course not, I'm a scientist!
Do I know who does know all the answers? Yes, he's my friend, my saviour.
Am I glad he's not telling us all the answers? Yes, it's much more fun to find things out as we go along!
Coat... I'd like the flame proof one that Daniel's friends had, please!
A decade or so ago I remember listening to a paper at a space debris conference where the author(s) wondered "how many satellites can you put in near-identical low earth orbits before one catastrophic failure leads to a significant chance of a chain reaction destroying the whole constellation?"
I seem to remember there were all sorts of factors up to an including phase of the moon and sun-spot cycle in the calcs, but I'm pretty sure they did come up with a number. I really wish I could remember if Iridium was just below or just above that number, I'm pretty sure it was close...
Oh well. I can just see the budget now.... that's 1.29 million for the advertising campaign, £9000 for Jamie Oliver's appearance fees, another nine hundred quid for the travel expenses, 100 quid for the BBQ, ketchup, olives, etc. and let's hope someone can lend us a shotgun or two when we get there to do some serious defending, eh?
So instead of combined heat and power systems, we'd be taking combined heat and petaflop systems. I like it
...but still they came
[With cool music by wotsizname]
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