@William 3, missed opportunity there, you could've told me to shut up about my 'alt fact'.
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Often I've seen Americans refer to their country as 'number 1', although the meaning of that slogan has different connotations outside its borders.
Always wear surgical gloves?
Though it might be a bit tricky if you were to get stopped at night by the police; "No officer, I wear these so the thieves don't steal my fingerprints". "Yeah that's a likely story laddie. I am placing you under arrest for posession of burglary tools."
Yarr harr me hearties!
Time to fire up the stove and put the gummi bears into the melting pot!
Re: Yeah, but what are electrolytes?
It's..what they use to make Brawndo.
So if you buy things from overseas and you don't pay the GST you'll be labelled a criminal?
Seems absurdly ironic considering the history of Australia...
The first iCar crash out on open roads will be blamed on the driver for holding the steering wheel wrong...
Not enough of it to go around these days :(
Re: I thought the ROV was going to be named Subby McSinksAlot?
Subby McSinksAlot - Baby Got Ballast:
I like big tugs and I can not lie
You other mariners can't deny
That when a boat docks in with an itty bitty wake
. . .
Re: Please discharge battery before entering the aircraft.
The reccomended storage level of lithium batteries is 40%, the individual cell voltage being about 3.8v. Some hobbyists who fly/drive RC vehicles only at the weekend will put their 40% charged batteries in sealable plastic bags then in the fridge until the next weekend. The plastic bag stops condensation from getting to the battery when you take it out and let it warm up before charging.
They'd never let you down.
Encryption backdoors won't stop terrorists.
It'll just give hackers a new goal, one with potentially untold riches and/or damage capability.
That's practically a superpower in this day and age, I expect Marvel are already working on the film "Common-Sense-Man" who has a sidekick called Deductive Reasoning and they face an endless battle against Instant Gratification Man and his millions of lethargic minions known as The Army of Ignorants.
None called Jerry Smith?
I'm glad Microsoft don't make cars.
EVERYONE would be in danger of said cars on the roads, not just the people driving them.
Re: Microsoft time
"I'm curious - what's the longest "X hours remaining" any of you folk have seen Windows display?"
Not strictly Windows, but it was on my Microsoft Xbox 360; for a while GTA Online was telling me that my average session time was over 584 million years...
Since I got into quadcopters at the end of 2015 a few people I'd talked to about the hobby had eagerly told me about the amazing follow-me drone which was waterproof and was perfect for selfie videos whilst doing sports - they'd watched the slick, but fake, Lily drone promotional video and believed everything it showed them, which was actually filmed with GoPros on a DJI drone because the Lily was still in development.
Could Kudrone be the new Lily drone?
Well done El Reg.
I'm sure the fact that a toy drone advert was showing on a terrorist group's YouTube channel was the reeason the channel was pulled.
Many Trump supporters love to label anyone who hates Trump a 'snowflake' whilst chanting their mantra "You lost get over it", but shouldn't the fact so many supporters react so quickly and angrily to any behaviour they deem 'lefty' mean they're the real 'snowflakes' with Trump being the head 'snowflake' due to how badly he reacts to people saying negative things about him?
What is this long, angled, low friction thing I see before me?
Ah yes, a slippery slope.
Re: TOS beats down TNG
So you're saying Kirk went boldly where no man has gone before.
You know that bit in Back to the Future when Doc Brown asks who's president and when told responds with utter astonishment "Ronald Reagan? The actor?!!"
Now imagine if you woke up from a 2 year coma and asked who's the current US president...
So they're not allowed to call morons out on their bullshit?
That's a great policy.
A really really great policy.
Re: How did it fare...
Can it also tell the difference between a real gun and a Sega light gun?
Because these cops couldn't:
Ahh colloquial meanings of words.
For many years I was somewhat confused when in the American film Armed and Dangerous, Meg Ryan has a dance with someone at some event and afterwards says jokingly she was dancing so close to him she could probably get the guys fingerprints from her fanny...!
Only when I learnt Americans have a different meaning for that word than us Brits the penny dropped.
"drones descend from the sky and pick you up with little hooks"
Drones with sky hooks? Genius!
concept . /'konsept/
the art of writing bullshit and passing it off as a great idea
Re: Sounds like an executive snit
Dark Helmet: Now hear this! Ludicrous speed!
Colonel Sandurz: Sir, hadn't you better buckle up?
Dark Helmet: Aw, buckle this! Ludicrous speed! Go!!
Re: Missing the important question...
You want to create a literal cloud storage facility?
This Torrentfreak article UK Govt Refuses to Back Down Over Criminalization of File-Sharers (March 6, 2017) says that the government wants to bring online piracy jail sentences up to the level of offline piracy jail sentences; up to 10 years...
But in another article, UK ‘Pirates’ Get 20-Day Grace Period After Each Warning (January 25, 2017) we're told that people in the UK who are caught using bittorrent to download copyrighted media will only get a warning email, and if they continue to pirate then they'll get another warning email but the next one won't be sent out within 20 days of the previous warning and no action will be taken beyond warning emails.
Although apparently you won't get done for using Kodi etc. to stream copyrighted media you haven't paid for, however if you sell Kodi boxes in the UK you're likely to get arrested: UK Police Arrest Man For Selling 'Pirate' Kodi Devices (December 21, 2016).
Talk about mixed messages.
So my broadband cost is going up to pay for something you'd have to pay me to watch.
Makes perfect sense.
Re: Typical Hollywood
Ain't that the truth, David Prowse who acted one of the most iconic film characters in history, Darth Vader, once said this:
“I get these occasional letters from Lucasfilm saying that we regret to inform you that as Return of the Jedi has never gone into profit, we’ve got nothing to send you. Now here we’re talking about one of the biggest releases of all time,” said Prowse. “I don’t want to look like I’m bitching about it,” he said, “but on the other hand, if there’s a pot of gold somewhere that I ought to be having a share of, I would like to see it.”
I bet they didn't short change Hammond, May & Clarkson....
Re: Ready for the down votes, but...
"Isn't it about time Ofcom arrived in the 21st century and licensed low powered jammers?"
Yeah sure that'll work, because everyone knows you can make radio waves stop at a specific distance without having to resort to any sort of metal shielding....
I hope it means an end to this bollocks:
Because browsing in incognito mode or using cookie scrubbers makes browsing the web bloody frustrating with all those mandated by law popups.
People who flippantly use phrases such as:
"That's like half the internet."
"It's all over Facebook."
"It broke the internet."
Should be made to stand in a cherry picker in front of a blackboard the size of a skyscraper and write out a billion times "I will not exaggerate ever again."
The rush to bring a product to market overlooked security?
No surprises there.
On a similar note it's probably about time encryption was introduced as a standard to the radio control hobby market, because it's apparently fairly easy to hijack someone's drone if you have the right kit with a bit of knowledge, and it wouldn't surprise me if someone decides they can make some money selling an easy to use drone hijacking device.
There would be a danger it's a run-of-the-mill ~1kg camera drone being operated in the vicinity of pedestrians (which it probably shouldn't be), but could be so much worse if the drone in question were a large hexacopter / octocopter capable of carrying cinema quality cameras that weighs many kilos and can cost 10's of thousands.
Do people actually want robots/computers that only communicate verbally?
Or is it a case of R&D depts thinking we do because so many popular sci-fi tv shows & films have some sort of voice communication between people & machines?
Next they'll want to make website blacklists a thing of the past.
By making website whitelists instead.
Isn't that what North Korea have done?
Autonomous cars will be great... ...until they're hacked
Oh, they've already started?
Hackers Remotely Kill a Jeep on the Highway—With Me in It - Wired (YouTube)
How will they cope with shower-dodging nerds?
Said nerds will simply hack the code to make it ignore certain smells.
Tracking = unsettling
There's something very unsettling when you visit a website and see an advert for a specific product you were looking at on a previous, completely unrelated website.
That and animated adverts can GTFO, especially flash ones.