Who wanted this?
Given ICANN stand to make $185,000 per application, take a wild guess. No-one wanted ".xxx" either except the people selling it.
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You are an obvious troll, and undoubtedly a bit of a cock too.
So I'll merely point out that the first amendment does not allow the right to free speech "involv(ing) danger to the public peace and to the security of the state". See Gitlow v. New York, 268 U.S. 652 (1925)
I'd never heard of this woman until now, but she's just fantastic
All this time I thought these people were exaggerations so lefties (myself included) could poke fun at Mail readers. But they actually exist, and they're so much worse than I imagined! And then they send her to Somalia to cover a famine?!? Sweet Jesus, it's like Christmas in August.
According to this (rather good) interview with one of the guys from Kingston, when SSDs fail they tend to revert to "read-only" mode. http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/kingston-ssdnow-ssd,2550.html
That was the final convincer for me upgrading our server to RAID-1 on SSD. Belt and braces man, me.
You're clearly already running flashblock, otherwise your machine would have gone up in smoke before you hit 30.
We've hopped back and forth with a few different routes using the low-end stuff: Virtualbox, Parallels before finally setling on KVM for our 4 or 5 VMs
The only problem we've had here has been disk images, and our solution has been to always use raw disk images rather than compressed. When I haven't, I've eventually regretted it: the space you save with a compressed image isn't much, but the time taken to convert between formats when your server drops and you have to bring up a VM on your workstation under a different platform is a royal pain. Disk is cheap, time is expensive.
Am I the only one that's disturbed by the coverage on this? Listening to the press you'd think Giggs and his evil high-court judge henchman were attempting some Orwellian-style censorship, and the press were the champions of light and justice.
I'd expect it from the red-tops and the Daily Hate, but the Guardian, Channel 4 and BBC have all taken an unqualified "injunctions are bad" position. Yes, it was for Trafigura, but this is one family wanting privacy and (regardless of the truth) involves a fairly obvious attempt to extort money.
The press have a dog in this fight. And don't even start me on that smug fuck of an MP...
Enhanced form? Hell no, I wish more ISPs would do what Blue Yonder did, and I've no problem with someone remote port scanning my home network - black hats do it all the time.
This one is different however - it's not a remote port scan (initiable by anyone) but somehow they've hopped over the router and scanned the internal network. That implies a back door, and *that* is a bad thing.
Not as of the latest public release, and we're expecting the next iteration from ISO in the next few months so I wouldn't count on it for a while, at best. PDF can already embed JPX (aka JPEG2000) compressed images, so I'd guess Adobe will leave it there unless this offers a marked improvement.
The issue isn't the language - new languages are two a penny, there are already a good half-dozen that run on the JVM, and arguing the toss about closures, pass-by-reference etc. is like arguing about indents or brace placement - it's not going to impact a decent coder to get the job done.
The reason Java has succeeded is the class library, which is (by and large) not too bad. Yes, there are cockups - Dates, URLs, Image I/O and anything to do with XML springs to mind - but Collections, java.io, threading, java.util.concurrent, these are all well designed subsystems. This imeans I don't have to reimplement them, but even better: no-one else has to either, which means I can interface to 3rd party code with these constructs. No painful translation required. Well, unless you're using org.w3c.dom (my god, how I hate thee...)
Any new language has to match or it's a non-starter.
Fantastic. This is the same Julie Mayer who backed notable technology inovater Spinvox (who I recall you're familar with Andrew), and Ernst Malmstein, who I had the pleasure of working for back in 2000. I say pleasure because I was a contractor, and so unlike most of the other 400 or so poor souls there I was paid for my last three months work.
I wouldn't trust either of them to run a branch of Dixons, let alone a tech company. But perhaps I'm playing the man unfairly, particularly when the ball is in such easy reach now that Facebook has a market cap of roughly $82 billion on the secondary market. Roughly the same as the GDP of Slovakia. Given China's current balance of trade, they could afford to buy the whole company in a mere 11 years.
Can anyone tell me what they produce? Anyone? OK, they're a service company, what do they charge for their service? Still nothing? OK, they're a media company, selling media space and marketing to their customers, like (say) News Corp. Like 'em or hate em, Rupert Murdochs's empire brings in $33bn a year in revenue with a market value of about $14bn. Facebook is worth five times that, pulls in 1/20th of the revenue ($1.6bn, extrapolated from their leaked financials), and is STILL looking for external funding. Personally I'd rather invest in British coal mining.
I'm two pints in after lunch and that's a bit ranty, but sweet Jesus, this is obvious right? Schoolboy stuff.
The nVidia ION 2 is what handles the HDMI audio, and it's a bit of a pain in the arse - although I'd assume the tweaks required for other ION2 machines (I've got the Shuttle XS35GT) would work. I had to:
a) set the audio output to use "plughw:1,7" rather than the default. Check http://forum.xbmc.org/archive/index.php/t-89111.html or search for setup guides for XBMC on the XS35GT.
b) boot with the HDMI receiver (my TV) plugged in directly. For some reason running this through a Cat5 HDMI extender wouldn't work.
Works a treat.
My understanding is that 5Ghz isn't so hot through solid objects like brick walls - anyone done any testing on this? Given I can see 20+ SSIDs from my London mid-terrace on a good day, all on 2.4Ghz, there's an argument for moving frequency - but not if I can't get through the walls...
... who was working on an IBM mainframe back in the mid 70s. The beast kept resetting, and they eventually traced it to one of the data entry operators who wore nylon underwear and kept sparking the box into a reset.
Then there was the punch card operator who thought it would be a good idea to "recycle" the punched cards by pushing the punched bits of card back in the holes... bearing in mind the nearest computer was 1400 miles away in a different country (Sydney) with turnaround for a run in the order of weeks, this did not prove to be cost-effective.
Comedy gold, I know.
It's illegal, it's apparently on a massive scale and it was condoned at the highest level of a large organization that has an unsavoury record of meddling in other peoples private lives. If you came home to find the News Of The World rooting through your underwear drawer, the fact you'd accidentally left your front door open wouldn't make it less outrageous.
Likewise if this had been done by the Met Police (who also arguably fit that description) you'd be up in arms, and rightly so.
Tip o' the hat to the Grauniad for their tenacity in chasing this one down, and a massive shitty brickbat for the Met, who have come out of this smelling strongly of NewsCorp.
There's a full stop between those sentences - there's no implication that he hacked MILNET with a C64 (although I don't know what significance Mhz or RAM has when you're over a network link).
And as for "I give him top marks for dressing up as a woman to protect his sources" - you're a comedy genius sir, although perhaps unintentionally, and I can't wait for the film adaptation - perhaps they should cast Rowan Atkinson?
(as you're in south-east Kent this mught be of use)
Two mates I was travelling with forgot their (UK) passports on a day-trip to France on the tunnel last month. We went anyway and getting in to France they didn't even look. On the way back, we were pulled over and had to wait while their passports were checked on the computer. Delayed us about 20 minutes.
You're assuming that evolution has a desired goal here, namely that current levels of pollenization are going to continue. There's no reason to assume that.
Sure, bees have evolved in the past but maybe here they won't. Maybe trees will adapt, but maybe flowering plants will be massively reduced in numbers and as a consequence we will too. The planet as a whole would go on, no doubt, but that's not much consolation when you eat your last apple.
A 95% drop in fish stock is considered a complete collapse. So a 96% reduction in bees really isn't good.
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