They may be efficient and effective, but would you believe a leaflet given to you by a robot?
6112 posts • joined 10 Jun 2009
"...it will only run on a flash drives, and not traditional hard drives."
If it will only boot from a flash drive, I see no problem with that, since flash drives of adequate capacity are heading for a reasonable cost. The question would be, 'can it interface with a hard drive?' and the implication seems to be that it will not. Is this the case?
What about USB drives and network drives? So many questions.................
A spokeswoman for ACPO added: "...There are well documented instances of unsubstantiated or malicious accusations, mistaken identity, or misunderstandings leading to the persecution of innocent people."
Yes, the police would have a lot of experience of that sort of thing I suppose. (Thinks Durham DNA sampling and UK wide photographers/terrorists.)
I understand and appreciate the details of your comment, except for the monopoly point.
I'm sure that Royal Mail have a monopoly on collecting letters and small packets/parcels from members of the public, for delivery in the UK. (Things may have changed since the last time I read that somewhere.)
It doesn't say as much in this article but it seems that Royal Mail are claiming copyright over the postcodes and their association with geographical areas.
I thought that for copyright to be claimed, there had to be evidence of creative effort, of some kind, that could not be easily done by someone else acting independently.
I could churn out a UK post code listing of my own devising with not much intellectual effort and the only reason it would be of no use is that no one else would be using it. Royal Mail claim they have put lots of work into this PAF, which is true, but that work was done in the furtherance of their own business activities, not for the purpose of selling the database as a desirable creative work.
If my post code is X21 2LM, that is a simple fact, with no artistic or creative merit and it is a fact that has been forced on me and everyone else who wishes to use Royal Mail (effective monopoly) services to contact me. They should have no copyright over simple facts which they have forced onto everyone else.
Maybe the local council will start claiming copyright over street names next. After all, it took a lot of creative effort to come up with Dangleberry Avenue and many a late night head scratching session was needed to assign my house the number '37'.
(I believe this has a good comparison with the TV channel programme listings, which are also simple facts.)
.....for £20, I bought a PC-Line wireless keyboard and optical mouse from PC-World; it connects to my Eee PC via a little USB dongle and is fantastic for ease of use on long sessions. The keyboard may not be the sort of thing you'd like to lug around with you, but to have that optical wireless mouse for web-surfing and for photo viewing/editing is much better that using the Eee trackpad.
I thoroughly recommend you get one.
.......since when I was a child, my mother made me wear a blindfold whenever I did pee-pee or poo-poo. I still have that reticence and cannot open my eyes from start to finish until my body is safely tucked away and covered again.
The idea of seeing someone else's body fills me with horror and disgust. They are protecting us all.
"Whitman .... told the court that her former company made it clear from the start of talks that it was interested in owning the entire company."
In the past, I made it clear to various people that I was interested in forming a committed, long term relationship. They often were upset after I screwed them and moved on.
Since 'reverse cowgirl' is equivalent to 'doggie style' with a 90 degree rotation about the Z-axis, I'm thinking that this, as well as the inelegant 'twisted spoon' would be just as good and not as uncomfortable.
Did they do any real research for this or is it just some magazine hack's opinion?
"Mark Stokes, head of the Metropolitan Police's Digital and Electronic Forensic Services ..."
"..Stokes, an electronics engineer who uses TrueCrypt on his own home computer."
I wonder what he's hiding on there? I wonder if his colleagues will ever ask him to hand over his encryption Keys under RIPA?
"..the compute-intensive Black-Scholes financial modeling app,.."
This is just a renaming of the 'Black-Hole' financial management system that banks have been operating for the past few years. If it gets automated, we can go into recession faster and more effectively.
"PCs belonging to individual councillors are scheduled as next on the list to be checked."
So, roll the checks out on the minions, catch a few and create internal awareness, then check the high ranking people - after they've had plenty of time to 'sanitise' their PCs. Brilliant!
From what I've read (a long time ago), these checking routines search for groups of pink(ish) pixels. Given that it's Nottingham, there may be some coalminers there who would be immune from these checks.
On two occasions in the past, when working as a systems test engineer in large (nameless) companies, I have suggested cutting the main power feed (at a non-busy time and with advance warning to all staff) to test the backup power facilities and procedures, recovery process, etc.
(Note: this was at a stage before a facility had become fully active and part of everyday company activity.)
Each time, I was told that there was a danger of disruption to services and possible damage to equipment, so that would not be allowed by 'management'.
By the time my brain had finished doing mental backflips to try to understand their point of view, the meeting had ended.
Coat, because at the end of the day, I got paid whether it worked or not.
Unless the lighting is very good (with more than one source) and I've recently had a shave and I feel in a very good mood and the camera is at a good angle, then I look like an axe murderer with a hangover; or so I've been told.
I will not be using any form of video call no matter how cheap it is.
"You're brought up to be told what to do, and although this breeds people with a high IQ due to the comprehensive and exhausting education system,.."
Quite a mix of biological, educational and social assumptions there but I'm not qualified to say if you're right. Are you?
"...a radical mix of Victoriana and sci-fi, represented brilliantly by Engineers of Desire.."
A reasonable starter description of Steampunk there. However, those Engineers Of Desire are just producing soft porn with a BDSM fetish base and a badly done Goth topping.
If a woman wears a corset, it doesn't mean she's Victorian. If she also wears welding goggles, it doesn't mean she's Steampunk.
Methinks a niche style bandwagon has been jumped on by people who haven't really made much of an effort.
"...they didn’t evaporate, proving that Quark Condensates, made at CERN, will absorb light & matter without evaporation..."
That doesn't prove it. It raises some suspicions that they might.
P.S. Learn how to construct paragraphs, they are useful and helpful.
This is similar to a recent article involving use of computers to get into bank accounts and transfer money as theft.
How can these people be skillful and organised enough to do this, yet not know to use an IP connection that cannot be linked to them personally? Hmmm, maybe it was old-fashioned police work (observation, deduction, informers, etc) and not the e-crime skills of our plod that did it?
It is from an old Office 2000 install CD that I have and it calls itself 'Outlook 2000', so that seems conclusive to me :)
It will read mail fine (I loaded it up with account details from my old desktop installation). When I try to send mail, it gives me an error message "An error occurred while attempting to open the Windows Address Book. Unable to find the WAB DLL".
I had no problems at all with Outlook 2000 running under Win 2k and Win XP on a series of laptops and desktops and on my Asus EEE901 under XP.
Under WIn-7 RC (clean install on my old laptop), it fails to send mail as noted above.
(Word 2000 and Excel 2000 work fine. Access 2000 seems to work but I don't use it)
Maybe I could do lots of digging around, check out MS tech sites and suchlike, find this WAB DLL thing and install it...................
No. Thunderbird/Lightening installed with no problems and works very well for me.
""This implies a level of criminal genius that you would not expect from a young boy like this. He is not Dr. Evil,"
Huh? I could have figured this technique out when I was 10. Another good trick is to give your mobile phone to an 'alibi-accomplice' and have them send text messages to your family ('I'll be home in 2 hours, have a meal ready' etc) from a location about 40 miles away from the bank robbery you are involved in.
There are many more such techniques. I'd better not tell you since it's fun to figure them out for yourself.
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