Re: Other Pie & Cake outlets are available. !!!
Ah Greenalghs... and Pooles Pies, before Whelan stuck his dirty thumb in...
178 posts • joined 25 Aug 2008
Ah Greenalghs... and Pooles Pies, before Whelan stuck his dirty thumb in...
Goodricke College, would have been spring ‘95 I think, some twat deliberately put a wet tea towel on a baby belling and turned it on, wondering how long it would take for the fire alarms to go off...
(I was just about going off with a young lady of my acquaintance at the time, the bastards)
Not just you, no...
Scraps are certainly a thing west of the Pennines as well... I never went for gravy on chips when growing up, although due to being a fussy kid didn’t have proper roast dinners so didn’t have gravy on anything.
Now i’ve grown up & had some sense knocked in to me (ie Mrs refusing to let me get away with being a fussy bugger all my life!) I absolutely love proper roast dinners smothered in gravy, but still haven’t yet ventured in to having chips & gravy... or peawet* for that matter!
* scoop up some mushy peas from the pan, dribble the juices over the top of the chips, put the scoop of peas back in the pan!
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The people who get the joke are laughing at them, and the people who don't realise it's an elaborate act laugh along with them. Win/win for the comedian concerned!
Surely this should be the obligatory video for cats playing guitar?
You do need internet access...
Whatever else has been “invented” since I last looked
If Apple had pushed a fix secretly, the black hats, hackers and others who constantly look for exploits in IOS would have found it by doing a diff between the two versions.
They’d then have known about the issue, and would have looked to exploit it. Whether they’d have realised it was a fundamental hardware design issue, and thus moved the exploit across to desktops, who knows...
As with all these things, this starts as “has to be on same base station” but people will work out a way to replicate this approach without having to authenticate first...
In the meantime, disconnect from public WiFi...
Enabled firmware updates with a new *feature* that can be enabled/disabled, depending on whether or not you agree to the dta slurp.
Oh wait, that would mean very few people would agree to it, whereas with this method, people are coerced into agreeing!
I wonder how many T&C changes there have been where this kind of thing hasn't been noticed... how many jokingly added the Human Centipede clause? Does one unworkable clause render the whole agreement null and void?
I do believe that was the point... your child may not be able to agree to the terms, but they are capable of clicking “ok” buttons to get things working again...
especially if you can get a shared google calendar on there...
(of course, for about the same money you can roll your own with a Pi, camera & a touchscreen monitor, but it won't look as nice)
And yet still you drink it...
If he hadn't been so stupid and done something that caused the towers to disconnect, he could have done something considerably worse for the companies involved e.g. Adjust all meter readings down by a given percentage, thereby reducing the bills of all customers...
Apparently the CEO is an ex Conservative MP candidate, and a party member, so almost certainly a definite link!
Someone drove in to the side of my vehicle a couple of weeks ago, as I was on a dual carriageway. Got a call last week and the caller knew all about the accident, and made it sound as though he was from the third party's insurance company. Started going on about putting a claim together on my behalf to cover any injuries or twinges I might have experienced, with a value of £1500. At this point I asked him to call back as I was busy with something.
When he called back I got him to clarify who he was calling on behalf of, and it turned out to be a company called Motor Assist. Apparently they're a personal injury specialist, and are not affiliated with either my insurance or the third party's insurance.
So I asked where he got my details, and he said he got them from the central Motor Insurance Bureau Database, where all accidents are logged. He claimed that they had access and got the details from there. He got very tetchy when I paraphrased him and said "so you were scanning down the database for accidents to see who to cold call?" - refused to accept that they were doing anything so awful!
After answering a couple of questions negatively (Did anyone else send you the details? Did anyone else access the database and send the details on to you?) I restated my previous comment that they had been scanning the database for accidents for people to contact, as the data isn't going to magically extract itself. He went off on one before hanging up on me. Shame It was a withheld number or I would have made sure it got reported!
But if you didn't make the requisite blood sacrifice when dismantling/reassembling, you knew for a fact that it wouldn't work when you tried powering it on...
A standard filter like you suggest cannot check that the kids have done their chores, homework, etc. It also cannot block devices on the nights when the kids aren't allowed wifi (which can change from week to week).
So resetting it daily to me is the best option.
Of course, this is on the kids wifi network... they're not allowed on the grown-up network where the password doesn't change :)
Install RMerlin on an Asus router, and implement a script that resets the wifi password to a random phrase at 10pm each evening...
From reading the article, and no specific knowledge, my impression is that you get a "master" api key when you setup the account. This has all of the permissions needed to do everything.
You're then meant to create an "application specific" api key, which will only ever have permissions to do what is needed for that application. It is this api key that should be hardcoded in to the application, not the master key.
Additional authentication/obfuscation (to ensure it is the application that is making the api call) would always be welcome :)
No mention of fitting - how do you get this connected to power, is PoE an option if your wifi won't penetrate your outside wall, is configuration easy even when adding multiple cameras?
Would also be worth knowing if any such devices can do facial recognition, allow you can add names to people, and then set it to ignore warnings when certain people arrive between certain times...
Your mortgage is £35 a month?? How old are you expecting to be when you retire? ;)
One in each bedroom plus one in the lounge, all running OSMC/Kodi. And a Pi Zero that I got free with a magazine, that sits on my shelf in the bedroom gathering dust!
someone figures out they're just changed it all to ArgosStore123 & starts redirecting packages rather than advising people of the issue?
All you need to do is cover your face while you unplug it, wait five minutes, and then rip it off the wall. And the owner pays a premium subscription for this shit?
Such comparisons invariably ignored the fact that the US prices always excluded any taxes, whereas the UK prices included them!
Current comments are that the top-end iPhone 7 will cost the same as the previous couple of models, i.e. $1050. From a UK perspective, we'll be paying an extra £100 if the current currency valuations were used to set the prices!
Links? And does it do Netflix? :)
The best I can find for that price range appears to be the Amazon Fire Stick, which is £35. The AppleTV 3 is £50.
A jailbreak is incoming for the AppleTV3?
Did not know about that, thank you! Will be downloading & installing that on all my home devices!
I actually had the idea of developing a browser plugin... while you were happily surfing, it would run a google search against a random word from the OED, and load up a random result (i.e. not just the first entry on the first page). And it would keep doing this on a regular basis, as long as your browser window was open.
Not only would this overload the monitoring systems with plenty more crap data to store, it would also ensure that you had plausible deniability in the event of something untoward appearing in your ICR history...
9.1 has been in beta since before 9.01 came out; I suspect that Pangu knew that the full 9.1 release would close the hole, and therefore released the jailbreak for those willing to put tweakability* before security.
* having insisted on only getting an original iphone once they could be jailbreaked to allow unlocking & custom apps to be run - remember this was before the original app store launched - i have now gone the other way; I no longer see a value in jailbreaking, as it causes more problems than it solves. e.g. my online banking apps can tell if the phone has been jailbreaked, and thus they refuse to work!
get a dog :)
So based on the Amazon RRP of $180, and today's exchange rate, and add VAT, and you're looking at £140. So to allow for currency fluctuations, it will probably retail for £150 if released in the UK.
Looking on Ebay, they're going for £230-240 for UK stock (i.e. it's already been imported). Even allowing for postage & VAT/import duty, that's quite a markup!
Apparently most things work reasonably well, although it helps to have a VPN to hide the fact that you're in the UK. I think it would get a huge amount of usage in our house, and I would be all over it like a shot if it wasn't quite so expensive currently! Hopefully Amazon UK will start selling it soon so I can put it on my Christmas list :)
Having used CarPlay on a Pioneer head unit for a couple of months now, this is a fundamental failing in the way CarPlay works...
If you're listening to a non-CarPlay audio source (cd, radio, hard drive full of mp3s, etc) and CarPlay cuts in to tell you about a message, or to provide a map direction, it is unable to switch back to the non-CarPlay source to resume playback of whatever was interrupted.
It works on phone calls as that acts as a system-level interrupt, and the whole device switches to the phone call and then switches back. They would need to change CarPlay to work in the same manner, which would probably make other functions screw up, so it may not be an easy fix...
Another flaw due to the lack of supported apps is that as the head unit becomes a secondary display for the phone, you cannot have the music or podcast app showing on the head unit and a different app (Waze, for example) showing on the phone! Either the music app shows on both, or you have Waze on the phone and the CarPlay menu on the head unit.
The workaround I currently use is to listen to music from the phone & use apps for radio stations if required. I run Waze on the phone for mapping, and put the head unit in Pioneer mode where you can still see track information etc. Would be good to have it all kept in one "system" but that would require "splitting" the display so that the head unit was seen as a second screen rather than just the first screen remapped...
There surely can't be that many visitors to that website who don't have adblockers on in full. Assuming they're actually visiting the site directly, and don't just have an automated system to do the dirty deeds for them (eg SickRage, HeadPhones, CouchPotato)
It's getting on for 20 years since I studied it at uni, but there are methodologies to development and testing that you simply have to follow when working on critical or embedded systems. This allows for you to consider race conditions and unexpected input values as well as simple coding mistakes. Once you go live, patching is incredibly difficult, so yeah i imagine it is possible for someone to have gone years without a bug being found in their code once it had gone live.
I'm sure quite a number of bugs get found during unit testing, then more once your code gets to interact with others in system testing. As was highlighted, a bug in the production environment could be catastrophic - be it nuclear meltdown or planes dropping out of the sky!
Any financial institution with an ounce of sense is going to be searching the dataset to see if any of their staff are on there... there could be an increased risk of blackmail with that person, and it needs to be managed accordingly. Imagine your partner finding out through THAT rather than searching through the dataset herself...
"HI dear, you're home early, how was work? Is everything okay?"
"I've been put on gardening leave as I'm at risk of blackmail due to the Ashley Madison data leak..."
Textpad? It's a load of SQL INSERT statements so to do it properly you could roll your own tables together and run the scripts en masse (may take a while!) - whack in a few indexes, slap a gui on the front (with a huge number of banner adverts) and you can offer it up as a "free" way to see if your email address / name / credit card number can be found within the data archive. Just don't keep a record of what searches are made though, right? :)
(and for reference, amino_member_email.dump contains 120 occurrences of the string gov.uk)
Having manually worked out who missed calls from unknown numbers were using this "feature" I'm just waiting for the next Android dialler that will automatically do a lookup using the Facebook API of anyone who calls...
"You have 3 missed calls from Derek. His current location is the Red Lion pub"
I could be wrong, but I believe that the majority of Google's live traffic information comes from Waze, which they slurped not too long ago...
Can he really claim that he has lost that much work due to some Twitter postings, or is he making it up and hoping he can con the jury?
It's as though they have an inate instinct as to how to cause the most damage... case in point, I was WFH yesterday and my 2yr old wanted to see what I was up to. Next thing you know he's somehow managed to press the right key combination to get my laptop to shutdown, in about half a second. I couldn't do that if I was trying!
The actual Office application side of it is tiny; it's the virtualised version of Windows Mobile that it runs on that takes up the space ;)
Likewise... I ordered an iPod Touch for my partner's birthday present, and in instead received a shitty old film on DVD. I complained and another iPod Touch was sent out, and this time I received some crappy CD. I remember filming myself opening the second one, showing that there was no way the wrong item had been substituted in the supply chain... those items had been wrapped in the cardboard packaging at source. So I imagined it was someone at the warehouse pulling a scam (order something for themselves, make sure they picked their own order, swap labels so I get the dross they ordered, and they get the high value electronics I ordered) and asked for my money back.
I complained to Amazon about the whole scam and heard nothing back, so I posted a review warning other potential purchasers.... sadly, the review didn't last long before it got pulled :(
Ah, the Barbra Streisand effect... "We're shutting down/blocking access to site X" and everyone goes "ohh that sounds like it would have been awesome, I'll google a replacement or proxy service to access the site anyway"
It happens with "conventional" piracy (ie downloading films & music) and it happens with "streaming" piracy (where people like my dad want to watch sports matches live but physically cannot buy a legal service that allows them to see the games in this country, due to restrictive licensing deals that favour the money men rather than the fans)
i get this problem on my office pc. whenever i notice it being slower than usual, i have a small window of opportunity to get in to the services and kill the wuaserv entry before it grinds my entire PC to a halt.
30-60 mins of random downtime during each working day is surprisingly counter-productive!
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