"... avoid playing Blu-Ray discs from untrusted origins ..."
Any suggestions for an untrusted origin?
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Any suggestions for an untrusted origin?
But the customer obviously wants the truth to be told. Am I getting confused about who the 'customer' is?
Or 'choking on your own dogfood'?
It's those 'oh so convenient' built-in FTP servers and web servers. Who could resist using them?
"For years UI designers have said that icons are something which are equally meaningless in any language, and have always known that text is better."
So where do all the icons come from and why are they still there?
(My PC desktop and phone screens have lots of icons with no text, I've removed it, because they look better and are easier to 'read'.)
'Metre', 'litre', and so on are French words that we've 'borrowed from the neighbours' and are looking after them, in case the French lose them at some time in the future. If you borrow things, you don't make alterations to them.
"I now take bread with me on site," he told us.
That was how it started, with the guy who worked there before you throwing a few crumbs at them. Whoever replaces you will need to bring fish sandwiches. After four generations, they'll expect a full sit-down dinner.
"Proofread quickly but carefully to catch typos, spelling mistakes, tautologies, mixed metaphors, and similar errors."
Sliced, diced and grated metaphors are allowed in the headlines.
"As Senator Tillis highlighted today in his legislation, the City of Wilson ... only made a profit of $720,000 in 2013, having lost nearly $7m over the previous five years of operation."
Was that an actual operating loss of $1.4m a year for five years, suddenly followed by an operating profit of $720k; or did it take them five years to payback the initial capital investment? Ah, the political numbers game.
"That Atoms come in both a C2350 and a C2530 model doesn't help ..."
I nearly sent a Corrections email to tell you that you'd repeated the model number so they were both the same. You're right; it doesn't help.
If you start seeing ads for lavender oil and kava-kava then you'll know they've got it working properly.
"The NCA is advising people to check whether their computer has been infected by downloading specialist disinfection software, which is available free of charge at CyberStreetWise or GetSafeOnline."
The police want me to download some software and run it on my computer. How do I know this isn't some backdoor to enable the police or the government or GCHQ to spy on me? There is no more trust; they lost mine a long time ago.
It's interesting that the linked article mentions a case where a Japanese plaintiff was sueing a Taiwanese company ..... in a court in Texas.
"Barely a mention of what it actually does."
Isn't it just a fluffed and re-skinned Ubuntu?
Well done on the biblical reference. Can we have some more?
How about a plague of locusts being delivered on Lenovo? Is there a company that has had seven fat years and now may be in a seven lean year period? etc.
"The firm hadn't realized that so many of its PCs were used in businesses, he said, ..."
Don't they know who their customers are? Did they assume that 'domestic' customers could be treated as consumers/cows and be milked?
"By the end of this week we will release a more concrete statement around exactly what that means and we're still working towards that ..."
They're babbling stuff that sounds good, from some kind of damage limitation manual.
I may be over-thinking.
I can't decide if that's funny or stupidous.
I'm already doing it, as a volunteer.
The word is 'Dalek'. (Davros' Augmented Levitating Exterminator Kaled)
From the website:
"Modules conform to open standards, already in use by a variety of major manufacturers."
However, that doesn't mean that 'One Education' haven't got 'registered design' or whatever classification for their particular implementation of those standards.
"74 per cent of Americans are unfamiliar with the term "net neutrality" or what it refers to"
70% of them will remain in that condition.
I'd imagine that Casio and Pure are not exactly happy about their good names being used in this way. However, I believe that as long as the customer is made aware of the true nature of the equipment (which they obviously will be), then Casio and Pure etc. can't do anything about it.
"... DNA storage density is one million gigabits per cubic millimetre, ..."
How do you know which tiny group of tiny glass spheres contains the funny cat video?
.. to spoof the IP addresses of Australian government buildings?
"That has promoted applicants for the same name to go to private auction where the proceeds are shared equally between the losing parties."
Isn't that 'auction rigging' or some similar crime?
You might be interested in 'The Lawnmower Man'.
" ... It'll be sad to let go of my laptop when it reaches end of life, ..."
My ten year old Acer Travelmate 8000 (15" 4:3 matte screen) was very much revitalised by an SSD drive with Linux (Mint) installed on it. It's now the computer (out of four that I have) that gets the most use. I'd recommend it, give it a try.
"... their own elixir of life, Black Water, which seems to be the blood of Knights who have drunk from the Holy Grail, ."
There are many strange stories about coffee.
Photoshop Elements was bundled onto a Windows 7 laptop that I bought about four years ago. I think it would have cost about £50 if bought separately at the time. I remember that the photo catalogue and workflow tools seemed to be very simple to use and effective and would have been a good reason to have it. Before that, I used to use an old copy of Paint Shop Pro; before Corel bought it and ruined it.
Now, I use GIMP because it's free and does everything I need it for, in my techie-hobbyist way.
If you want mixed units ......
"Professor Asa Barber, who led the study, told The Independent: “The strength of limpet teeth is, on average, 4.9 GPa – that is like trying to break a piece of spaghetti with 3,000 bags of sugar. "
I wonder what sort of videos the police would find if they raided the company's servers?
All we need now is a way to weaponise limpets' teeth then we can use chitin solar cells to power them, then ....... Oh, I'm sorry; I went into mad scientist mode.
"There is no doubt that we might have gone too far ... "
No doubt .... might have ....?
Paypal went big/modern/simple some time in the recent past, but thank goodness they had a link that took you to the original style site. I assume that was the sort of example you were looking for ;)
Ahhhh, you don't understand how government works.
All good of course. Does it actually install all the drivers on your machine or does it only install the ones that are needed based on the hardware it detects?
You have a flair for off-the-cuff jokes.
I had a look at eponymous.com and it's just a static page with barely any content. Nothing to do with Jamie Oliver at all. Has it been closed down or something?
It's a meaningless monetary merry-go-round. I wonder how much is spent on administering this 'set of rules', updating it and developing computer systems to keep track of it all?
This standard model human gets severe cramp if he tries some particular 'binary number' representations. I am getting old though; ah well.
"... with Apple engineers apparently upset by being leapfrogged by former Beats employees."
We need you, with your technology, abilities, skills and experience, but you have to realise that we're more important than you and deserve the juicy positions and salaries.
I've heard and seen that sort of attitide in many places.
Wheels have very rounded corners.
I've often considered setting up a simple spelling-n-grammar correction service. Along the lines of "Send me your specialist e-mail or document, with a Bitcoin payment. I'll correct your spelling and grammar then send it back to you." P.S. Advice to scammers: don't start your e-mail with 'My Dear'.
Rincewind? I'm sure Terry Pratchett's books will still be around in 100 years time.
I read that as '... man-in-the-piddle attacks, fisting and cross-dress stripping ...'
Yes, I will be alone on Valentine's Day. How did you know?
"... & her wig fell off ......", yes indeed.
Have you noticed her throat? Adam's apple?
That would be the poisoned oranges. You have to watch her all the time.
Yes, I got one (dual quad-core 3GHz with 8GB RAM for £185) and very nice it is too. However, there is a strange problem with many T5400 motherbords (which happened in mine after three months regular use) in that they can develop a fault where on restart, but before booting from the HD, they hang up with just a flashing cursor showing for 5 minutes before proceeding to start up as normal. After trying three replacement motherboards from a local PC-recycler-seller, I found that this was a common problem. I won't go into details but I think it's caused by repeated mains power cycling, which is the sort of thing you do when you get a second hand machine and start fitting bits to it and generally messing around with it. In 'normal' use in a commercial environment, this doesn't happen to them.
I've seen reports of problems with an identical description on various forums.
Would it be worse to be ruled/governed by an evil dictator or by an idiot?