Re: "What do you plug it into? I've never seen a PC with a full-size jack socket."
The USB goes into the PC, the 1/4" jack into the Strat.
D'oh. Read more carefully before commenting, smudge...
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The USB goes into the PC, the 1/4" jack into the Strat.
D'oh. Read more carefully before commenting, smudge...
I raise you USB to 1/4" Jack (Male) - how else do you connect a Stratocaster to a PC?
What do you plug it into? I've never seen a PC with a full-size jack socket.
I have beside me a forest - well, small copse - of full-size-to-mini-jack convertors.
But they are all crap. Nowadays I either use my Pod 2 or my NI Komplete Audio 6.
And, for me, add a collection of batteries which have been taken out of things where they ought to be changed regularly - smoke alarms, movement detector, etc - but which are still OK, and are now forlornly waiting for a device into which they can fit. Anyone know what else takes CR123 batteries nowadays?
OTOH, the most useful of all is a cheap, no-frills, traditional phone that is powered from the phone socket. For use literally when all else fails - such as when convincing OpenRetch that the fault is in their network, not mine.
....or maybe they did, and it became clear that they had no skills worth retaining.
Are towers the same - but maybe larger - as what we used to call "silos"? They weren't good - large, self-contained teams with walls round them and little communication with the rest of the programme.
Eff off. On quite a few occasions I've had to repair the damage after people like you have been in.
AKA "The Dilbert Principle".
I do love Dilbert, but I've always known that as simply the Inverse Peter Principle.
... to illustrate the article.
"Christ! Someone's nicked my watch!"
Not to mention the agony experienced by nomenclature pedants from 1st September until the end of the year.
Williams said that “a great deal of work” had been done, while attempting to justify the delay by saying that the strategy had a wide scope and covered a rapidly advancing field.
"...and it's being written by the same team that have been doing the Brexit impact assessments."
...he would drive around (then I would when I passed my test) and just listening to old Irish songs on the CD player.
Betcha listened to your namesake - the Wolfe Tones. Often used to come across them in the CD shops when looking for Scottish Highlands band Wolfstone :)
And, yes, I do know who Wolfe Tone was...
...sometimes the two overlap, but usually like in this case, it does not.
People making millions on YouTube is not relevant to a tech blog?
Mrs Foster and the 9 other MP's she commands in Westminster
<pedant>Mrs Foster commands 10 MPs in Westminster. She herself is a member of the NI Assembly (MLA), and is not an MP.</pedant>
If she got knocked up, then it really would be a phantom pregnancy.
Allstars, 2001, apparently - and in the first Scooby-Doo movie.
OK, I'll admit I changed one letter...
... and another for an old, fat bearded bloke in red and white, flying a craft that almost certainly doesn't have type approval or an airworthiness certificate, using an unconventional and polluting power source, and violating all regulations about flying near buildings - even landing on them FFS!
Do none of them know that Bonnybridge is the UFO capital of the country?
Plus they have excellent sales of Buckfast and glue.
Now, now, you're making things up. Nowhere does the article mention "training". Just "passion", "inspiration" and "opportunities".
"Lee Munson, senior associate for information security at Publicis Groupe, added that would-be infosec entrants should "demonstrate their passion" and the tech skills should follow naturally."
See? No training required!
Pah! My previous car had a sound-activated vibrating mirror.
Kraftwerk's live album, in particular, could make the rear view look like an Impressionist painting.
The guy stopped, turned around and, reaching the obvious climax of his story, spread his arms wide - right onto the Big Red Button.
I saw something very similar. The manager was showing a couple of visitors around the place. He entered the computer room, and then, to let them in, stepped to one side of the door.
With an expansive arm gesture he said "This is the computer suite", and then, to let them see the length of it, he leaned back....
Indeed. And also:
"There is a growing awareness that IoT security is not like traditional cybersecurity,"
Identify threats and vulnerabilities.
Determine likelihood of risk events happening, and impact if they do.
Implement cost-effective countermeasures.
Continually monitor and repeat/update as necessary.
My invoice is in the post.
Which is actually pretty bad news as he seemed the only IT literate Conservative with an interest in protecting UK citizens privacy.
I always thought that was odd, since otherwise he is pretty right-wing.
Nowadays I understand - his main interest was in protecting his own ego.
With all the complications now coming in to view, stuff like this, the NI/Republic border, financial passporting and so on I'm beginning to think "Why bother?"
Funny that none of this was mentioned in the Referendum campaign and which finally focussed on immigration and the mythical "£350 million"
I think you'll find that the Irish border and potential loss of financial work, and lots more besides, WERE indeed mentioned - by the Remain side, and were dismissed as "Project Fear" by the Brexiteers.
The Brexiteers promised the extra £350M per week, and cleverly focussed the campaign on immigration in the last few weeks - something that the Remain campaign seemed unprepared for and couldn't counter.
It was a piss-poor campaign. Both sides deserved to lose.
1. I learned *theory* and *concepts* in school which still apply now. I don't still use Turbo Pascal but some of the concepts (loops, counters, variables, reading/writing to files etc) are still applicable to what I do now.
The report on the BBC news showed kids being asked what effect shift left and shift right would have on binary numbers.
My wife looked at me and said "Well?". I said "Are we worried about overflow? Parity? Signed arithmetic? Big endian or little endian?".
The expected answers were, of course, multiply by two and divide by two.
I bought an ironing board cover from Amazon one time, and for several days afterwards the only thing it would recommend was porn videos. And absolutely nothing else.
Maybe this was Amazon's way of saying I needed to loosen up a bit ?
Maybe millions of housepersons watch porn whilst doing the ironing?
Even your multi-component stereo has a single on button that switches all the components on, yes?
No. Because they are completely separate devices that each has its own power supply and can be used with other devices.
As can a PC box, a monitor, a printer...
OVH boasts it is used by "155 out of the 1000 largest European companies" and "20 out of the 500 largest international companies".
15.5% and 4%. When companies mention these things, they usually have much higher figures.
* the classic of its type, from 1998 - http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/73785.stm
Are the DUP delivering the forms by unicorn ?
Possibly, but they will only be doing that in NI, where the Census is run by NISRA (Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency). The Census in Scotland is run by National Records Scotland. ONS runs only the Census for England and Wales.
I am no fan of Capita or trade unions, and I don't have a final salary pension.
But I see nothing funny about people going on strike to try to preserve their futures.
Because you need more than just a programmer to build and sell systems and products?
SSDPE21D280GASM, a 2.5-inch drive with 280GB capacity and U.2 or M.2 connections
With just the addition of the letter 'R', they could be describing the latest IoT mini sex toy.
Seriously - why should it ever be a user's job to protect the company from this?
You know, that speaks volumes about your attitude to your job and your employer. I'd even speculate that it exemplifies your approach to life.
"Take some responsibility? No way!"
I'm very glad that you will never be in my team.
Have you actually worked for them? That is *so* accurate!
I once worked on a major programme in which IBM were the prime contractors. The IBM managers spent all their time passing the buck, and ensuring that they weren't responsible or to blame for anything.
I was part of the assurance function, and I quickly learned how to silence a meeting room full of senior IBM managers. Just ask "Who's going to pick this one up?".
"The problem here is the different parts of the aircraft become supersonic at different times..."
It utilises the same engineering principles as the Douglas DC-3, which was memorably described as "a collection of parts flying in loose formation".
Can't we just call a spade a spade anymore?
If you want. I'd call it a f__king shovel.
"...switching the wallpaper to an image with the desktop icons on it"
I knew someone who did that, deliberately, on their own desktop. He was a security guy, and a colleague had chided him for not locking his machine when away from his desk . (Cos it's always a good idea to score points off the security guys, isn't it?) She said she'd "do something to it" if he did it again.
So he set it up, then left his machine and simply walked across to the other side of the large open-plan office. From where he had an excellent view of her trying to "do something to it", and becoming more and more flustered as nothing happened....
... I am surprised that they didn't announce plans to build a wall around space to keep out undesirables.
That'll mean sometime next week. If you're lucky.
If we're lucky, we will beat Slovenia on Sunday. And then it won't be anytime next week.
Our support staff enthusiastically celebrated Scotland's win last night, and hasn't turned up today.
Normal service will be resumed once he sobers up and remembers the password.
Of course all had boybeards in those days, given average life expectancy of 18 yrs.
Not so. As you say, that may have been *average" life expectancy, but infant and child mortality - right up until recently - was hideously high. Survive your childhood, and you had a good chance of living to a ripe old age.
But was it ever answered whether androids DO dream of electric sheep?
It's years since I read the book, but my conclusion was that the emphasis in the title is not on "do", but is on "electric".
People can afford electric animals, but dream of being able to own flesh-and-blood ones, like themselves.
So what do androids dream of? Electric animals, like themselves? Or flesh-and-blood animals, because they aspire to be human?
Clever title when you consider it.
Except, of course, that they will have that evidence ready long before the auditor rocks up.
Now, if a previous audit had identied the problem and told them to deal with the risk, that would be more useful. Especially if they decided to accept the risk :)
If you have the money, you might want to stay off the pubic cloud
Agreed. You could pick up some nasty infections that way.
Cuba and America have only recently re-established diplomatic relations after decades of sanctions, and I don't understand why it would be of benefit to Cuba to piss of the Americans again.
So who would want to piss them off? (Yes, I know - who wouldn't? - but I'm being serious for a change.)
I would start off by checking where the North Korean embassy is.
Thinking only of myself.
Me: 'I would love to give you the password but this laptop belongs to Cabinet Office'. Can I call the office please and I am sure they will help you?'
And you had written permission to take a laptop with HMG encryption out of the country?
No you didn't. You asked them.
My only significant water usage is the washing machine, but that's just my clothes.
I am curiously intrigued to know how/where you expel waste from your body. The icon says it all.
It's lightbulbs all the way up.
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