I'm anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused such pericombobulation.
438 posts • joined 19 Nov 2008
I'm anaspeptic, frasmotic, even compunctuous to have caused such pericombobulation.
One is being sent up on a cube-sat in the near future. It'll be told to try and maintain orbit for as long as possible, if it stays up for longer than the fuel will allow, the EM drive aboard must be working.
> The outsourcer bid for that job, but on commencement discovered that the old bulb was still in place. As this work was out of scope the costs tripled....
Then when they get to the end of the contract they discover that they were unable to change the lightbulb at all due to; lack of specifications, unanticipated consultancy fees, and increased cost of stepladders. The new lightbulb has been placed on a shelf in an MOD depot somewhere near Droitwich and tendering has begun to find a new contractor to complete the work by 2025.
Of course, since the original contract didn't actually specify that payment was contingent on completing the work, the full £15,000,000 (up from the £3,000,000 originally quoted) has to be paid regardless of the outcome.
But hey, it's all just taxpayers money, right?
The Windows 10 telemetry feature was forced into Windows 7 & 8 months ago.
Candlelight Supper Simulator 2016
Pre-order bonuses include the Royal Doulton plates with Hand-Painted Periwinkles.
Asteroids have negligible gravity, no rockets needed for a soft landing. Just some soft thrusters.
"Drop lure-thingy in a nice secluded spot"
The lures can only be deployed at an existing Pokestop. You can't just drop one anywhere.
"Well, you get what you pay for – which here in the UK so far has meant paying nothing at all, since impatient players are sideloading dodgy Android installers for free."
The official game is free. No-one pays anything unless they choose to make in-app purchases.
"The cynic in me suspects the supposed negative publicity generated by such stories will simply heighten the demand for the legal version of the game when it reaches these shores"
It was released officially yesterday.
So every website worldwide will be required to submit themselves to an independent British organisation, likely charging extortionate fees al la the film board for each rating. Those people will be required to review all content on the website before reaching a conclusion.
How will they handle dynamic content? Will all news organisations be required to submit their articles to the board for approval before being allowed to publish? There's obviously no risk of censorship there.
What about forums, where anyone is allowed to comment, will this board be reviewing individual comments before they're allowed to be displayed?
Sounds like yet another politician trying to regulate something they have zero understanding of. Perhaps they should just encourage the parents to actually do some parenting instead of requiring the government to act as an online nanny service for their spawn.
Police screw up, taxpayers get fined. Business as usual.
Maybe that people shouldn't be using work computers to browse and store that stuff? Keep it on your own machine so I don't have to deal with the inevitable viruses you've brought in. Not to mention having to replace your suspiciously stained keyboard that suddenly stopped working.
To date, I still have heard nothing about this from the authorities involved. I only know it's being done because of the news articles I've read online criticising it.
If they're not making an effort to actually inform the population then their motives are seriously questionable.
It was her job to understand what she was doing, ignorance is no defense.
I'd assume illegal in the sense of interfering with network traffic between the user and their destination. Even if it's something benign like stripping ads out of a webpage there's probably some law somewhere that classifies this as intercepting potentially confidential information.
I find the most annoying ones are the normal looking adverts that have embedded code to redirect me to some malware filled website that tries to tell me that I have a virus and need to download their removal tool.
If the woman regrets sex the morning after, it's not rape.
I thought he was one of the only ones to question the bullshit they tried to have him recite?
Or perhaps like a lot of 'live' TV there was a delay of a minute or two between filming and broadcast, and the person adding the graphics got out of sync by a few seconds.
Next up, putting locks on your doors to be banned as it may hinder the police when they urgently need to search your house without a warrant. After all, only a terrorist would have something to hide behind a locked door.
So all those messages I received were actually from Optical Express?
I got dozens of texts offering free eye surgery with OPTICAL EXPRESS, I assumed they were just generic spam using the name of a real company to try and look legitimate.
"Since Avast became mainstream, users of the free product (which used to be a true gem) are subject to popups like "Your PC can run faster", "Upgrade now", etc"
Not just the free product, I use the paid for version and they've started throwing adverts up at me all the time. I get about 10 popups a day from the client offering to sell me additional functionality. It's not possible to disable these popups without disabling the software.
Then there's the browser plugin, which includes a mandatory 'price comparison' component which inserts adverts for other websites whenever I buy something from Amazon. I had to disable the browser integration completely to get rid of that.
My license expires in about 6 months, I will definitely not be renewing it and will look for another AV. But I just can't find one these days that isn't a resource hog or hopelessly ineffective.
I made the switch a few months ago, replaced my primary HDD with a Kingston HyperX 3k.
It was fantastic, really fast and simple to install. It lasted 4 months before completely failing and taking my data with it.
Now restored from backups I'm back to using a HDD. Think I'll wait another few years before risking it again.
So, is this why my machine bricked itself after last weeks update?
RE: Keyboard power:
What exactly am I supposed to do about this? I did not vote for these politicians, I have no say in what they do.
It's like, how much more black could this be? and the answer is none. None more black.
I'm already a Virgin customer, get phone, internet and TV through them but I still get flyers every other week telling me how much money I would save if I switched to them.
Sounds like both parties are at fault here, one doing the overcharging and one blindly paying the bills without reading them.
The last episode had its moments, I thought it felt like a normal 30 minute episode stretched out so the laughs were spread out more than usual.
Tense relations between the US and Russia, a mixed-nationality crew in space trying to get their job done despite the politics. Isn't this just the plot from 2010?
You can always send someone outside to fix it, or just bring it inside. They're not incapable of coming inside.
Police screw up, taxpayer pays the fine. Business as usual.
Cars and stamps have real intrinsic value. If you started printing your own Monopoly-style money and using it to barter with your friends you couldn't expect the police to value it as anything other than paper and ink.
Is this why my Virgin connection has cut off 5 times over the last 2 weeks? Was down for 2 hours yesterday with 4 similar outages over the previous 12 days.
Don't forget those old Radium cosmetics, for that 'healthy' glow.
You've clearly never dealt with scope creep. Being given 2 weeks to complete a task but constantly having the goalposts moved further and further away as more is added into the requirements. And no matter how often you repeat that adding more functionality will push the completion date back there is always that moment some point after the 2 week original deadline where you get asked why you're taking so long to complete a simple 2 week task.
If you assume a spherical cow the tipping becomes much simpler.
Adblock absolutely blocks the embedded adverts in Youtube. I got sick of the constant bombardment so just added the youtube ad filter to my block list. I've also blocked all of Google's adwords and other tracking sites and denied all of their cookies.
Yes, but since it's just DNS blocking TPB just keep moving the domain and BT are currently playing catch up having to update the blocking constantly. Virgin do the same thing.
Looks like a pair of skulls on a veiny background to me.
So they're using the same naming convention as every chinese restaurant then? Two seemingly random words joined together. There's a "Turquoise Kebab" near here, and an "Easy Happy"
What about Captain Jack? I think he's died more times than anyone, not to mention spending a few hundred years buried 'alive', being blown apart by a bomb in his stomach and painfully regrowing his body.
They should add an extra slice to that chart 'Traveled through time while clinging to the outside of the TARDIS'
"you-don't-actually-own-a-thing "AAA" games industry"
And you really think putting games in the 'cloud' is going to change that?
The moon isn't very far away (compared to everything else in the universe), transit time from Earth to the Moon is less than a week. They could launch on December 10th and still arrive there before the Queens Speech.
"I know that I can go and buy any PS3 game today and it will work perfectly with the almost seven year old hardware I have."
And consoles like that are the reason that modern games have to be deliberately dumbed down. PC game development is stagnating because of the constant need to make them run on outdated hardware.
So, are the NSA now liable for every incident where this algorithm was broken and private information stolen?
They put the backdoor there, surely if anyone used it then the NSA are to blame?
This, coming from a government who refuse to use any form of encryption themselves?
A government who repeatedly leave huge quantities of sensitive information on trains, taxis, park benches, public bins?
Just navigate to the stairs and go up.