Re: Cheers for clarifying
The idea is to get them thinking about the one-armed bandit so their man can get a jackpot.
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The idea is to get them thinking about the one-armed bandit so their man can get a jackpot.
" ... and the group points out that to maintain email servers for the personal use of its members was outside of its charitable remit."
It's not a charity, it's a chartered institution and its members pay about £200 a year in membership fees. Anyway, email and servers etc did not exist when its charter was drawn up so what was the justification for setting up the forwarding service in the first place?
In about the year 2007, a colleague had made a nifty spreadsheet that was password protected because he didn't want anyone to know how he'd done certain 'cool' effects. He had hidden columns and all sorts of stuff like that.
I renamed it as a .txt file and opened it in Notepad (which took a while). Near the start of the file was some text that looked very nuch like it was a password, it was his name plus some significant text. Sure enough, that was the password. I do hope the Excel password protection is more secure nowadays.
I'd agree with that. I've been using GIMP for over twelve years and it is very good. Krita is a more 'modern' design and is more complex and comprehensive than GIMP and is also geared more towards 'painting' though it does have all the usual image manipulation and filtering tools and then some. Also, you can make bug reports and see them get fixed within a week in the latest nightly build download pages for Linux and Windows, as I have done myself.
Was he *Walked* out of the building?
Many years ago, the company I worked for won the Queen's Award For Industry and we got a visit from Prince Phillip. The goods lift was painted and carpeted (!) and the corridors along which his party would walk were painted. Also, one of the cubicles in the toilets was clad from floor to ceiling in painted plywood so that there was no possibility of any part of him being seen by anyone if he should need to use it.
When we looked out of the window and saw his car arrive, we realised that we were in the presence of a living god.
It's "... from t'north.", as you'd know if you really were or understood the use of the apostrophe.
"Email is, of course, HTML based; ..."
I set my email client to block all HTML content. If you can't type it or attach it, I won't look at it.
A paramour sometimes does (if you're lucky).
"Since cracking the six-digit passcode may take up to 22 hours (or longer for a passphrase), then brute-force methods used by the cracking tools are likely to cease to work."
Why didn't they operate a 1 hour lock-out after five (or whatever) failed attempts? Or did they and the hackers have found a way to bypass it?
It's the British slang for the mouth or jaws, not the entire face.
I'll stay with my slashed doublets; they never go out of fashion.
"With one person in the image, the accuracy was 94.1 per cent, ..."
What was this person doing that was classified as violent behaviour?
This could explain how water is able to form a persistent memory of previously added substances even after many repeated dilutions. The arrangement and distribution of para-water and otho-water moleculues represents a binary memory store of previous 'experiences'. At last, a scientific explanation for homeopathy!
I'm wondering if it's a natural/'de facto' monopoly due to its dominant position in social media. Would that have any bearing on how it has to behave towards its customers (advertisers).
"the speech generated by bots is often simply speech of natural persons processed through a computer program."
Yeah, right, and I could take some words from this article then rearrange them into coherent sentences and pretend it was written by Kieran McCarthy of El Reg. Would the EFF support me in that?
I'm thinking about frock coats, double breasted waistcoats and mutton chop sideburns but I'm sure they're a laid back and relaxed bunch of people being Aussies.
About 20 years ago when I had my first computer from PC World, I decided to fit a new hard drive into the spare bay, to use as a data drive since the C: drive was getting full with all the music and video files that seemed to get downloaded.
A simple job, easy to fit after some faffing around, configure it and make sure it could be seen by the OS. So I did 'format D:' and went to make a cup of tea. When I got back I quickly realised that something was wrong.
You know how the 'C' and 'D' key are very close to each other on the keyboard? I lost about a year's worth of media file downloads and you'd be right if you guessed that I hadn't backed them up.
After that I vowed that nothing like that would ever happen again. My OS system partition is backed up by regular partition imaging to a removable drive with a two image rolling backup on two separate disks and so is the personal data partition. My media collection is on a 1TB network drive and I maintain a separate copy on another drive that is only connected when making a backup. I do practice restoring the OS partition now and then just to make sure.
Try saying "... around our moon." instead. It sounds much more personal and heartwarming.
"Here at El Reg, we have one top-class rifle shooter who practices his art in the UK, ..."
I thought all firearms (except licensed shotguns for farmers, hunters and gamekeepers) were banned in the UK? Didn't the Hungerford shooter use an AK47?
I always blush when I make that particular spelling mistake.
Don't forget the bouncy castle operators, they get their customers to do all the work too.
Apart from the cloudy service, what about if your internet connection goes down? Isn't there any kind of automatic and sensible fallback behaviour for these situations?
I haven't been paying much attention to these systems because they're not the sort of things I'd ever want in my home.
0.094W is probably the power requirement for the electronics when it's not working too hard. I doubt if it's that low for powered flight.
Did they test it, in real world lighting conditions with plastic bags and life sized mannequins, etc? Did they inform the driver that the software had been 'dialed down' in such a way?
If not then it sounds like criminal negligence.
"If you read it carefully you will see that he is not advocating the measure."
That's because his words were written carefully. Senior and 'respectable' unelected establishment figures are often used to fly kites in a way that might get politicians burned. After noting the reactions to the kite, politicians can then decide if it would be ok to fly it themselves.
I've just found Tim Minchin on YouTube. I'm always late to the party. Thank you !
No, you're wrong! I have a carefully thought out system.
"In the corporate world, your social feeds may be sucked into business systems to assist financial services firms looking into your financial status and habits and making decisions about whether to offer you a loan or some other product."
If I join Facebook and make lots of posts saying I've won the lottery and have invested it wisely, will my credit rating go up?
I'm wondering what information they trawl and how they use it.
I think that the data from ESA satellites like this is made public after ESA members get first research dibs on it.
"Dr Drai, gynaecologist and author of 20 Things You May Not Know About A Vagina,..."
Is he also know as 'The Vagina Pedagogue' or am I getting confused again?
"Guests can roam as they like through the code, or follow the cursor of another coder as they edit."
Perfect for PHBs to monitor and manage you.
If you want a free alternative to Photoshop, or GIMP; I'd recommend Krita. You can get the Linux appimage or the Windows version in installer or portable/standalone mode. There is an active forum where the actual developers take part and they listen to ideas for future improvements and additional facilities.
They could create a profit by placing carefully targeted advertising in the online jourmals. What could go wrong?
"... in order to convince us that her master actually meant to say "hashing", "
Amber Rudd was her 'mistress', not her master.
The MATE flavour (spin?) has MATE 1.20 which has now fixed the minor panel cosmetic problem that was present in the 1.16 and 1.18 versions, if that's of interest to anyone.
When she asked you why the juice wasn't flowing, did you tell her to plug it in?
Does the ban period for being a company director come into effect after the release from prison? If it's concurrent with the prison sentence that that would seem strange.
Is it possible to be a company director while you're in prison?
Did the government of Berylia activate its bot army to post 'influencing' material on Facebook, Twitter and other platforms? Did they pay for ads intended to influence public opinion?
If we got to this situation for real, would Facebook, Twitter, etc, come under government orders to block/delete postings from known or suspected hostile sources?
Is that what they claim to be or what they are trying to achieve?
"We need ethicists and people thinking what to do in those situations."
What the heck is an 'ethicist' and how do you get to be one?
What we need is people to be aware of what is happening and for politicians (there are some decent ones) and lawmakers to do their jobs, which is to represent the people who voted for them (fat chance).
He has a duty to study the competion, often.
A conversation from about 20 years ago, when we got our first computer in the 'product development' department:
Colleague: What shall I name the file as?
Colleague: That's a stupid name!
Me: Can you think of a better name?
Colleague: (long silence)
Colleague: How about 'specification.doc'?
Me: That might cause problems later.
Don't forget the waste drainage and storage area, or maybe have it all plumbed through to the domestic facilities. They could team up with the Japanese for that.
"I sometimes wonder what nastiness I could post through their door and stay on the right side of the law...."
You could post leaflets that describe your honestly held and genuine beliefs, about what should be done to scientologists for example.
It will be developed using the standard government Cyber Resources Application Procedures methodology.
Wouldn't it be easier and quicker to install extension lines from the bar to your offices? Then the PFY could clean/flush them out every morning and fill your offices with that wonderful heady aroma.
You sound surprised. Mole rats live underground and they need a good sense of direction because there's nothing more embarrassing than going around in a circle when you're digging a long tunnel.
The sarcasm is strong in this one.
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