Not to be picky but Anne Frank didn't have any descendants or dependants when she died. If she hadn't died the diary may not have been published or may not have made any money.
570 posts • joined 9 May 2007
Re: The IT angle?
Is that you bro?
Beware your pranks getting used against you
I once replaced the PASS and FAIL banners on a production line tester with YIPPEE and WHOOPS thinking that everyone would be mightily amused. I got in at 10am on the 1st to find that the operators had taken one look at it and had sat in the coffee area pretending to not understand what was going on - from 6am.
After that spanking I restricted myself to remotely switching on the vacuum solenoids as they were walking by, much less traceable.
Re: "Absolutely no one can make sense of the United States' infatuation with firearms."
Just listened to a "Crossing Continents" podcast on Romanian shepherds. They have the same issues but they use dogs to fight off the wildlife (including bears). No reported cases of drive by chewings.
Not sure about the tomato
but give me a drill, a mile of road and an hour of boredom and I could probably do something quite funny.
My friend wants one for microlights.
Not sure why they can't put adverts on iPlayer
They could outsource it to youtube (google) if they don't want to get their hand dirty.
The ban on adverts is sensible for broadcast but iplayer is not real-time and you can pause it.
Really? If your code is valuable and no-one else can compile it you have a serious barrier to redundancy.
Re: 5.30 Friday is worse
Great for contractors though. I've usually done my hours by Friday 3pm so I would get to bill for an extra 3 hours of overtime. I would be splendid in that meeting and it would take hours.
Re: unspecified techniques
You might think that shooting someone suspected of stealing a purse i good but I don't. I'd rather the bobby talk to the victim and any other witnesses to get a description of the perp and figure out which of the well know neredowells it was, at which point they can be arrested in their local boozer. Much more civilized.
Happened to my next door neighbour on his home computer
Only interesting thing is that he works for HMRC so here's hoping he has another go while at work.
Can I use the pirate bay now? (Do I have to buy enough USB sticks to store it all on or would an external 4TB drive suffice?)
When I was at Intel
you could always tell when I was working hard - the motion sensor in the light above my desk would turn off due to me just typing and staring at the screen. The light was on when I was goofing off (nose picking, arse scratching, yawning, drinking coffee etc..
Re: Moral police
I though sports bar was a euphemism for strip club.
Re: Why two boxes?
Yes, I'm thinking of making a smart photo frame using a spare monitor and some cheap processor. I'll want to be able to rip CDs with it as well as download photos from the various cameras (phones) we have. Not sure a PI will have enough grunt to run cdparanoia and replaygain as well as do a nice photo screensaver. Wifi will be OK for the data speed as I'm not planning on video.
1. Start a virtual ISP company
2. Start an ISP-customer-monitoring-cosultancy company
3. Sign up to the virtual ISP company
4. Virtual ISP co gets told by gov.uk to snoop
5. V-ISP contracts consultancy to provide snooping
6. V-ISP bills gov.uk for extremely high-cost^H^H^H^Hperformance snooping
A link to the logo would have been useful.
It doesn't appear on the official announcement page either so I had to resort to google which may or may not have shown me the official logo I should look for in the shops.
"Ultra HD Premium" is confusing too, what happens if the TV I'm looking is "Ultra HD" which is what everyone on the net will be using. (I cant even type proevium)
Congrats are in order
If I were to cycle in Manchester in December in Lyrca my penis would shrink to negative length.
Re: how is this news?
If it's that hard shouldn't it be possible to train someone? The documentation ought to be sorted out by now.
Welcome to my world
Or rather my employers world. In EDA and using Synopsys, VCS, NCsim etc. They are not cloudy but they are licensed (and mighty expensive)
Wow - flag nerd fest
Re: James is a dick...
Further to this - the second they stop employing you they become the competition, you will work for someone else (probably in the same market segment) and the last thing you should do is reduce your new employers chances of success by helping the ones that fired you.
Just browse the web in English
If their Kazakh to English translator is anything to go by they won't have a clue what you're up to.
There are 3 separate fabs at Leixlip runing 24hrs/day. Each one will take days to settle after a shutdown. It's not 6000 hours of production though so I think that number is made up by multiplying the number of employees standing in the car parks by the number of hours spent standing in the car parks.
As for the motorway being blocked, it's usually partly blocked by thge odd tractor anyway.
East anglia accents sound very similar to Austrlian
Maybe something in common. flat, boring, nothing to do but drink.
DARPA announces contest to build a tattoo removal laser.
Time to register some premium rate mobile numbers
and slag myself off for profit
Re: Was the picture necessary?
Quite, I just added regmedia to my Adblock filters and the world has not ended.
I'm sure they could find them but don't know how they'll get the police to arrest them if the police radios don't work.
Re: Intel will now look at ARM
The SOCs I've seen inside recently have lots of CPU cores. ARM's advantage is that it can run Android apps but you only need one core to do that and it can be a cheap one. The other cores can be Tensilica or ARC or whatever as they tend to be running custom firmware for the SOC and don't need a third party dev ecosystem to succeed. As others have said Intel already has an ARM license and will always be able to have one.
Who owns the fabs is more interesting.
I've just been down to B&Q. They are clearing the shelves of black paint right now.
Next is to get amazon to remove all tiny periods of silence in their entire range of music as silence is an absence of sound so technically silence is not music.
And welcome back nosegays, you're not allowed to not be able to smell anything.
Good luck next time you go to the dentist.
So some good may have come of this. If it forces Apple to admit they have the technology to examine your iMessages before you do it will help people understand their relationship with Apple a little more. Not just Apple bashing, this applies to any message service.
Twitter et al should be covered by this too
I'm not sure if those "search this site with Google" input boxes also result in tracking without consent.
Re: Just for you townies...
2nd car picture is a classic T-bone accident.
Also in the 1st it looks like the occupants of the car would have survived.
It's money well spent to keep the principles of UK law and justice alive. There is an upper limit on what it will cost: for the taxpayer the max cost will be £10m * his remaining life span; for Mr Assange the max cost is his life.
Re: A Digital Garbage Dump
You need to think a bit more meta. Each data may be worth $0 and if you add them all up you still get $0 but their presence is not worth $0. It's the cost of doing business for Facebook. If they start deleting stuff they will be replaced by the next social media start-up that does not. I am glad they are figuring out how to minimize the power consumption, not for Facebook but for the human race.
Re: Voodoo math
Yes, I think the maths is off. My puny system should have died by now (several times over).
It's 4TB of JBOD with backups. Every Saturday morning a cron job runs an MD5 checksum over all the files. It hasn't detected any random changes in about three years. The last time it did I replaced the disk and restored form backup. With this maths I should be getting an error every three weeks.
Racing to 10nm
Not much point for most of their customers. Those sizes can be very hard to keep the power down and you can fit something like a PDP11 in less than a 1mm square.
Hope you have a backup system too. That you've tested recovery on.
I can think of a name
Hope I've not insulted someone's mother.
Re: Nothing wrong here
Downvoted you because berk is not used enough. I would like to see more uses of the word wazzock too.
Re: Good on them for releasing information about the vulnerability
Releasing the proof of concept will help the person trying to fix this bug to test if the fix is effective with the person affected. If you don't release the proof of concept there is no guarantee that the fix that is eventually provided is actually a fix since it will rely on the fixer guessing at how to provoke the bug.
My priorities when a friend has a loss in the family is:
1) Go around and give them a hug
2) Telephone at an appropriate time
3) Write a letter
I don't see a dislike button being much use to anyone.
"You can’t long stare out at daylight without feeling dazzled"
You need to get out more. Really out, not in the car.
There are two types of people who store data on computers
Those that have lost data and those that are going to lose data.
God, keep me from harm and working on FPUs
The problem lies in guys like me having to make transistors give you an answer in a small amount of time and guys like him expecting results regardless of how long it would take. Intel have now sensibly fixed the documentation to explain what really happens.
Intel's PI is 66 bits and Bruce is asking for sin(0.0000001) where the number of zeroes is about 80 bits. Not suprisingly the answer is correct to 0.000001 (65 bits of zero) but huge relative to 0.00001(80 bits of zero)
Well, it would have been made of wood since he is a carpenter. No problem adjusting wood to fit. Might have been more useful too.
Could we have some screenshots on a widescreen monitor
Can you have the taskbar on the side?
Re: Making things simple
Don't get too smug, you will have bugs in there.
Thay can meaningful;yy engage with me anytime
£100k and I'll say whatever they want.