I like that The Register posts a video that complains about The Register's inaccurate reporting (see slide at 05:37).
33 posts • joined 30 Sep 2008
Re: Underwhelmed by the video
It's not clear at all, but that video is of the TAUB robot that is the current high-jumping champion.
The Salto video is better but still doesn't live up to what's in your head.
What makes you say "The Left" has a problem with Musk? Working towards the death of the petrol car isn't exactly something that's going to invoke Godwin's law from them.
The Cimrman Wikipedia article reads more like a HHGTTG entry.
"Like an ass whose back with kilograms of Concorde bows..."
I cannot even parse this subtitle, unless it's "'like a donkey who has returned with many plane parts" - in which case I'm still confused.
In British English, "license" is the verb, as correctly used by Fry in his preceding sentence.
He also calls the LHC the "large hardon collider" and uses the US spelling of "archaeology", but who's counting?
<a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0351283/">Madagascar</a> reference?
Just the single honeypot, if the article's to be believed...
Re: SMS code = good. Google Authenticator app = better.
I keep some backup codes in my wallet so I don't need to have a functioning phone at all.
Re: My Two Cents on A Browser Language
> Compile stuff directly into machine code
Which instruction set?
It doesn't work anywhere.
You need to be using your network because the hack requires you to override the DNS entry that Siri calls.
Re: This Musk guy
Elon Musk was born and raised in South Africa.
MNGs haven't really taken off so this crappy format is still all over the place.
The bank note or the celebrity?
Re: And next week...
TiVo are flexing their patent muscles: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/22/tivo_patent_spat_over_dvr/
Re: Inquiring minds...
Lazy research ahead:
According to Wikipedia, there have been at least <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnetic_hypersensitivity#Studies">31 experiments</a>; a systematic review concluded:
"The symptoms described by 'electromagnetic hypersensitivity' sufferers can be severe and are sometimes disabling. However, it has proved difficult to show under blind conditions that exposure to electromagnetic fields can trigger these symptoms. This suggests that 'electromagnetic hypersensitivity' is unrelated to the presence of electromagnetic fields, although more research into this phenomenon is required."
But bogomips and flip-flop gates are real things
BogoMIPS are Linus Torvald's fairly vague speed measure used in the Linux kernel for when time-based delays are too long.
And Flip-flop Gates: http://computer.howstuffworks.com/boolean4.htm.
The time line is definitely one of the best, although I was really tickled by "NMAP requires root access in order to allow B-trees" for some reason.
If anyone's wondering if that's the Joe Cornish from The Adam and Joe Show:
Reminds me of the US plan to use nukes for construction: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Plowshare
If you can
I'm anosmic; if there's no-one around the only way I have to test milk is to taste it.
I, for one, welcome our new cyber-packaged underlings.
Are you talking about Firefox or Chrome?
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.
I didn't, but hitting this page comments and searching for BTDTGTTS didn't help either
Sod the reboot
I clicked into this thinking it was from the Antique Code Show series.
How about it?
UK billion = 10**9 for almost 40 years
The BBC article points out that the UK definition of billion has matched the US one since 1974.
I too prefer a billion to be defined as a million to the power of two, but do keep up
"I could care less"
Pet peeve noted
"hygiene" != "sleep hygiene"
'putting their mental health and "hygiene" at risk' should be 'putting their mental health and sleep hygiene at risk.'
This report is not claiming that us coders are smelly (in this study, at least); it's saying that we have bad habits like using computers before bed and having erratic bed times.
Strange it's taken this long...
I had a Lexar usb stick with an e-ink capacity status display years ago
Nocebo effect, surely?
@ A J Stiles
Paying to pee isn't a new idea - why do you think it's called "spending a penny"?
Postman Pat HQ just looks like a toy
So this is starting just in time for Christmas lists?
re: tie to IP
But be aware of proxying ISPs like AOL that will make a user use several IPs, giving false positives in your logs, and users getting chucked out.