So using an ad blocker is actually fighting crime????
79 posts • joined 11 Jun 2009
ObXKCD, errr, I mean.... ObAbstruseGoose: http://abstrusegoose.com/262
Re: Push back and automate
When I was doing my OE (a decade and a half ago) in London (when I first discovered el Reg!) we had the [7 of surname][first initial]
Nicola Burfoot would happily ring the helpdesk with "Hi, Burfoon here...."
Gerry Grimshaw (an woman approaching retirement age) was less impressed.
Are you surprised....?
London has more CCTVs per unit area than anywhere else, so conclusion: you Brits love being spied on, therefore it was only a matter of time.... :(
Low casualties ....
A lot to do it was the timing: 12:02am (local).
Woke the wife and I up, and we just thought "Another earthquake. Meh", and then it kept going and we dashed to the doorway.
A truckie was missed post-quake and the fear was he was under a slip, turns out he was in a comms dead-spot INBETWEEN two slips....
Worse for Wellington where I am, were the floods on the Tuesday - they shut down more of the capital's infrastructure (all roads and rail into or out of the city were unusable) than the 'quake. That said, we have a HEAP of buildings that will be now pulled down before they fall down, and some of them are relatively new (ie post-Christchurch). Questions are being asked of the engineers who signed off on them.
I posted to FB a few days after the EQ and these types of videos and data were coming out "I hope there is an upsurge in interest in Geology as a subject/career choice."
Some very cool (if scary) science in all this.
Have WiFi turned on as you enter the Tube station, and then turn it off in the middle of your journey - enough people do this and it'll look like commuters have simply disappeared into the rail network somewhere.....
A colleague did something similar, but only to 3,000 external email addresses (from a .govt.nz address), but he had the added bonus of instead of "test", he typed "testes"
damn, no ball icon.
No irony at all...
... at an article about a DDOS attack that has twitter affected, with a twitter screenshot in it....
Re: I think this could be a very good thing
@Doug Some kind of "mapping mode", would go a long way to help you learn an undocumented environment. I likey.
Whatever, Australia.... us Kiwis invented the Pav and that's all that matters
Re: Nahh, the old Star Trek was for nerds...
I think you are mistaking that with Red Dwarf: Better Than Life :)
you say potato...
> China’s strict banking secrecy laws
Interesting terminology "secrecy laws" like its a bad thing stopping the research...
Whereas, in the western hemisphere, you'd expect a phrase like "privacy laws"
If they can put all that methane in one stadium, why don't they put a match to it?
No more methane..... (no more stadium either for that matter)
ctrl-break has always stopped scripts, what's new is ctrl-b to drop you into the debugger without having to previously create a breakpoint before starting the script...
ads? What are these "ads" you speak of?
Re: Dirty ugly bully
Agreed. Bullying is exactly what he himself used to do, especially in the world of online multiplayer games.
Re: The Aus accent really grates...
Us Kiwis DON'T have an accent - it's the rest of you that have an accent!!!
"The DoJ is still waiting for four more of the alleged team at the Nigerian end of the operation to finish the extradition process."
The DoJ just needs to send bank account details & 3 forms of ID and the process can finish......
What!!? No Mark Whatney jokes?
Re: And a hook
... and a piece of blue-tack... stick that on the end of your stiff wire and you can get at those non-magnetic items that roll under the UPS
(keep the blue-tack in its paper wrapper otherwise it'll just collect dust in your laptop bag)
That one would pop up in IRC: "Press Alt-F4 to get channel Ops"
Re: Picture editor fail
ahhhhh - there's nothing better than being part of 5000 drunken Kiwis shutting down Bayswater, Nottinghill Gate & High Street Kensington :)
NZ Broadcast TV packages....
.... are shite.
I dropped the TV part of our internet+tv+phone package from (then Telstraclear now) Vodafone and increased the internet portion to 50mb/s & unlimited traffic AND it saved me 90 kiwi pesos per month
The "good stuff" (eg GoT) on Sky is only on SoHo, but you have to have Sky Basic before you can add SoHo, so you get all the other crap channels that you never watch.
Fuck the broadcasters.
Re: I hate rap and hip-hop
> I'm not alone on this, plenty of people do that online these days.
One of the most fascinating "how-to mix" videos is Prodigy's Smack My Bitch Up: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eU5Dn-WaElI
"Copy 67P" in the by-line? Come on Simon... ;)
Re: Bear in mind...
I've managed to string one of them along - I asked him how he was able to turn my IP address into my phone number? He said he got my phone number from MS when I first registered Windows - my counter was that my copy of windows was pirated.... then the real abuse started: he actually gave the impression he was upset I had stolen windows! The irony.
Anyway - I have been lead to believe these guys bounce their international calls thru unsecured PABX/VOIP exchanges and thus aren't paying for the call. So I feel a little guilty trying to make the call last as long as possible - anyone know if this is true or urban legend?
Re: Fight back
@neil barnes: Upvote for the Blazing Saddles reference :)
Last year (or the year before - 2013/14 was a bit of a blur) they headhunted a bunch of VDXs, some of who worked directly for VMware... if the secret sauce was good enough to entice them away then they must be doing something right/exciting
>Megaupload kingpin Kim Dotcom latched onto the leak as something that might help in the ongoing >copyright infringement case against his defunct cyber-locker service. "Our lawyers will seek orders from >Canadian Courts to get access to CSE #Megaupload spy reports. Exculpatory evidence for our criminal >case," he said on Twitter
I thought his lawyers had fired him as a client ... he must have some new ones. Or is lying, like the fat fuck he is.
Re: Big Three?
> What are the Big Three Hadfield is talking about?
They are right in his blog.... wasn't hard to find:
"If it breaks through to the inside it is one of the big 3 emergencies. The other two we train for are fire/smoke & contaminated atmosphere/medical. "
OK - I googled that and watched the live performance music video of gimme chocolate....
I still don't know a) what I watched; b) if I want to watch it again.....
- didn't like the choreographed dance routine
- didn't like the overall stage presence
- did like the backing band
- was overall, strangely addictive (like a train wreak, I suppose)
meanwhile in Kiwiland....
5/1 is considered the minimum "broadband" speed
(Ultra-fast broadband = 100/50, which the govt.nz wants to get to 75% of the population)
East-facing wall? So, Mecca, then.
Re: Don't do as I do!
nice, have an upvote
first link from a google of his name is a facebook post calling him all kinds of things
damn, nsld beat me to it :)
... those "art" installations that have a bunch of paint splatters across the canvas by some animal.
So there's no copyright on them? So I can legally copy and reproduce them as no cost/fee?
sweet!!! Well, would be if they weren't complete shite
shame its Slingshot - you'll never be able to watch Netflix/Hulu/etc via it anyway... well, not without buffering all the time
Our mainstream media last night described Fitzroy as being so powerful it was classified as a weapon by the US.
purple latex gloves?
So they've found an artefact then?
Interesting. We are doing a DaaS deployment at the moment (well, at the solution architecture document stage), and there is a desktone component according to our provider's requirements doco... so I might re-read things a bit closer tomorrow...
Re: Question ?
You should do a reddit AMA... that's a helluva experience!
have an upvote + vbeer ;)
Of course if you were a Kiwi, you'd be familiar with "Oh for Oarsome" (uttered by boxer David Tua on Wheel of Fortune... as in "I'll have an Oh for Oarsome")
@AC - have an upvote for TYO reference.....
I don't understand, does this mean we have got multiplayer or not????
Re: What I told them.
and I'll give you ======>
Played BF1942 at a BF-only LAN solidly through the night.... next morning, the girlfriend picks me up and we take a walk along the waterfront - a small aircraft (a Cessna, or similar) appears from behind a hill - my first/only reaction was to frantically look around for an AA gun.... GF decides it was time I got some sleep!
@ Andrew Jones 2
Well said, have an upvote
Re: Caught bang to rights
It'll be Mission Kim Possible! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tahF3jhU0Vk
Whereas on the other side of the world....
In NZ, it is about to get easier for the spooks :(
Are they gay, or outdoorsy folk?
As a fellow Kiwi, I can't help but think "oh well... Darwin Awards, and all that", but she spawned 8 brats... ffs.
So all I can think is "what a dumbass she is/was, and so is her family"