Re: Remember *Carnets?
He said "Pre-EU". Learn to read.
621 posts • joined 8 May 2008
He said "Pre-EU". Learn to read.
The Liechtenstein solution sounds reasonable until you get to this line in Richard North's followup article:
It matters not that Liechtenstein is a micro-state.
It is because Liechtenstein is a micro-state that the "Liechtenstein solution" was possible. There is no way in hell such a "solution" could be put in place for a country the size of the UK.
Of course, if the NHS *did* get the 100 Million a week that we would save if we completely leave and pay zero to (say) a customs union, it would make an improvement to the service.
The annual budget for the NHS in England and Wales is about 116.4 billion quid. Adding an extra 5.2 billion is a drop in the ocean.
"leave the EU and we can spend an extra 4% on the NHS" is a pretty crappy slogan.
And if leaving the EU does cause a 4% fall in GDP it looks like that 5.2 billion "saved" will be just enough to cover the necessary cuts in NHS spending...
Not that that money will go to the NHS. It's already been promised to the farmers, Nissan, the regions...
You do realise the £350M/week figure from Brutus Gove, Boffo the Clown and Ian Deadeyes-Smith was a complete and utter lie don't you? That it has as much resemblance to reality as a Disney cartoon.
Unfair to Disney cartoons -- even the worst of them has a better story than the Brexit campaign.
It's been what, 20 years?
The only sensible answer is the alpha jet. (Which is why El Reg readers will vote against it).
He "maintained" the Jargon file and wrote an article or two, but "Software luminary" is a bit much.
US Navy have their own planes and carriers. US Marine Corps doesn't.They bloody well do. Who do you think bought all the RAF Harriers?
USN != USMC.
Its really not President "Lets focus on the US at home and not be world police anymore" Trump the rest of the world has to worry about.
Oh? Not Donald "why do we have nukes if we don't use them" Trump?
Don't worry, if it's the USMC they can use Harriers if th F35B's don't work.
An Italian, a Frenchman and a German woman get together on an aircaft carrier to stitch up brexit. What's the punchline? The Garibaldi has AV-8B's and the QE2 doesn't.
Was it just that init scripts were human readable?
Init scripts are readable? What planet are you writing from?
Have you ever seen a systemd unit file? This is unreadable?
Description=OpenBSD Secure Shell server
ExecStart=/usr/sbin/sshd -D $SSHD_OPTS
ExecReload=/bin/kill -HUP $MAINPID
I'm not going to include the 174 line shell script this replaces (that sources various other shell scripts).
The fact that you think computers can do more than one thing at a time, rather than spend a tiny amount of time doing one thing then swtiching to another one, shows a staggering lack of understanding.
$ cat /proc/cpuinfo | grep processor
processor : 0
processor : 1
processor : 2
processor : 3
Brussels to Kinshasa, in SABENA economy class, sat in the middle of the cabin next to a Belgian couple with a small poodle entirely covered in diamonds. Just in time to arrive for the outbreak of GW1.
(Fight back much better, on a Swissair 737(?) in daylight with a window seat -- fantastic views of Africa from mount Cameroun to the Sahara, then the med and swiss Alps to Geneva).
Ironbridge Gorge in England is worth a visit. The eponymous bridge over the Severn was built in 1779 from cast iron sections - like Lego.One of my brothers stuck his head between the railings on the iron bridge and got stuck. We told him that as it was a listed monument the fire brigade would probably chop his head of rather than cut the railings. Luckily he managed to pull his head back out.
Won't happen -- many EU countries (e.g. France) have said that there will be no renegociation after the referendum -- the UK votes in or out based on what is on the table -- that is it.
All I need to know that once again, scratch a Brexiter it turns out they're also a climate change denier. Odd, that.
I'm not sure that's accurate, as I understand it MEP's only get to vote on laws that are proposed by the EU Commission/Council/WhateverMEPs get to amend, accept or reject laws proposed by the Commission.
It is indeed unfortunate that MEPs can't directly propose legislation, but then again, in practical terms neither can back bench MPs.
even opposition MP's can bring a private member's bill to be voted on.The only private members bills that get passed are the ones that get government support, and include such gems as the Knives Act 1997.
Well we don't have a trade deal with the US now and yet it's our biggest single trading partner, so how does that work?You pay customs duties on every item exported to or imported from the US, that's how it works.
Also some service companies have limited access to the US market, and US law reserves certain government contracts to US countries.
Not having a trade deal doesn't make commerce impossible, it just makes it harder, more expensive and potentially unfair.
Notwithstanding that, TAFTA or whatever it's called at the moment is shit, and with a bit of chance France (among others) will veto it, with the EU parliament as a backstop if no country can quite work up the courage.
Now you're claiming fourth largest economy in the world? When do you think you passed Germany?
If your claiming to be a man maybe you'd like to learn to add up first.
That's how they fixed the difference between 240V in the UK and 220 in Europe. They both moved to 230.
In fact nothing changed but the labels as 220V ~= 230 - 10% and 240V ~= 230 + 10%. Everyone is happy.
My summer house in Eastern Europe is at a similar facility built at about the same time. Bigger too.
Where? The Wikipedia page for pumped storage only gives 7 bigger installations than Dinorwig, in France, China, Japan and the US.
How do you prove malice?
in this clip he's generic transatlantic
Last man Standin'
Firstly, Bond has to be English and posh.Scottish, actually.
Not only is the official team song for Euro 2016 in English, so is the French entry for the Eurovision song contest.
Well, the French entry (sung by an Israeli dentist) is actually in English and French.
Bizarrely the Austrian entry is in French, too.
Eurovision is great!
When you travel the Eurozone...Uh, Ireland is in the Eurozone.
I mean - China just banned erotic Banana eating.as well they should. After all bananas are dangerously radioactive.
Penises are not good either.
Japan, maker of high definition television devices insists that certain parts of the human body be represented at 32x32 pixels.
I've done a bit of network programming and one of the things I've learned is that you should never use your master process to talk to the network.MThen you'll be happy with systemd -- the master process doesn't talk to the network, it only listens to it.
Ok, that sounds frightening.
What's the bug report#, I'd like to see what was happening.
And, if you read that screed you find that the similarity is "I don't like systemd, svchost is bad, therefore they are the same":
While systemd has succeeded in its original goals, it's not stopping there. systemd is becoming the Svchost of Linux -- which I don't think most Linux folks want.
A totally unsupported fact-free assertion.
What is the similarity of design between systemd and svchost.exe?
Both, it's a mistake in the article -- systemd isn't a bootloader, and yes, systemd has it's own EFI bootloader, the package formerly known as gummiboot.
Devuan claim that their system, which does not allow you to install systemd, gives more freedom than Debian, which allows you to install systemd, upstart or sysvinit.
Other people claim to have run into problems getting systemd to handle logging 'n whatnot. I dunno what they're doing,Mostly they're just lying trolls.
I knew that Ubuntu were the reason that systemd got forced into Debian,
But that is the opposite of the truth. Ubuntu (as represented by Ian Jackson) wanted Debian to use upstart. When Debian chose systemd that forced Ubuntu's hand.
Title says that you don't understand what systemd is.
Please give one feature that is the same between svchost.exe and systemd.
Specifically, my biggest gripe is the lack of feedback/console logging after issuing a service start/stop/restart/reload action.It gives the same or more feedback as sysvinit.
Both wrong and right.
Yes, it's a horrible idea.
But no, it doesn't need websites to verify your id with a central dabase -- the just check that your certificate has been signed by the Estonian government.
He single handedly destroyed the open source community's first and best hope of a unified desktop environment by creating the KDE/GNOME schism.Whatever you think about Miguel this is just bollocks.
It was Trolltech that caused the "schism" by licensing Qt with a non GPL compatible license.
So you somehow managed to review it without providing a link.
The Russians got a whiff off the leak 2 weeks ago.By which you mean the ICIJ called 'em up and asked for comments.
The main problem with the ECHR is that it is drafted from a completely different tradition of law at odds with our own.No it isn't. It was largely drafted by the UK.
Two countries in the world are obsessed with guns.
The US and the UK.
The rest of us just get on with life.
Aren't boffins taught about the English Bill of Rights any longer?Some of us aren't protestants.
There was a Donald E Westlake (I think) book set in the late 19th century which had a running gag where the hero keeps finding guns disguised as other things.
Rip off from AEGIS on Nokia N9.
HOSTS files are the way to go.AKP, is that you?