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I thought I was up to speed with most jargon, but I haven't heard of bitwise comparison of tesla signatures on the disk surface. Can it really detect as low as 3 or 4 micro-gauss?
Our council refuse operators sort unsuitable plastic at the road side and leave it on the pavement to blow away. Now they are going to charge extra for garden waste too.
It is an immutable law of local councils/authorities that the more you pay the worse the service gets.
"Perhaps it's dawned on the more fanatical Public Health campaigners that the end is in sight, and a new cause is needed. "
Beer! That's next on the list. (Oh how I hope I'm wrong).
Me too. Not too much choice, so back to Vodafone we go. There is a slight upside though, 2 years ago no provider had any service round here, now they all have except 3.
There are reckoned to be over 6 million CCTV cameras in use by the authorities in the UK, never mind the number of personal and business systems. By one estimate people in urban areas of the UK are likely to be captured by about 30 surveillance camera systems every day. That's systems, not individual cameras.
Big brother is in the house.
This is all part of the establishment's campaign to have another referendum and get the sheeple to vote remain.
Both wind and solar are intermittent, usually producing power when it is not needed. I recall hearing an interview on the radio where it was suggested that the power produced could be used to create gas, this gas could then be absorbed by the national gas grid which has sufficient elasticity to accommodate this irregular . When power is needed then a gas power station is fired up. Simples!
I also agree with those respondents who suggest river power. My local river (The Wharf) has never run dry in all the years I've been here.
I was in a very good bread shop recently, they had a huge range of home made bespoke bread along with the usual white & brown stuff. In comes a customer, "May I help?" asked the assistant. "Some bread please." replied the customer.....
I, too, have added a smidgen to the cause and am no doubt on a little list somewhere.
Not all of us here are programmers and I could stare at that code for an eternity and not know what I'm looking for.
I do a little HTML, CSS and PHP and some aeons ago a small amount of classic ASP, all of it laughably simple. I've always thought of coding as a little like Shakespeare; I can read Shakespeare, I can understand (some) Shakespeare but I certainly can't write it.
Haven't got to the elasticated trousers yet, but I'm counting the days.
Dr Dobbs Patent Nerd Sex Attractant Pills, do they work? Do they also do them as suppositories?
Is this anything to do with that new fangled Power Over Ethernet I've read about somewhere?
Turtled Necked Twat, brilliant!
I do. I like to know the time, quite easy with a swift flick of the wrist and a pretty face (analogue).
My mother always used to keep her watch an hour fast so as not to be late, didn't work.
Another usual bollox from those in charge. I did agree with Little Mouse though, I thought the figure a little low, but then we are not privy to all the information either.
If I had that much I wouldn't squander it on 538,876,058 basic models. I'd have the better specced version, just one though, mustn't be greedy.
And a new Ferrari.
And a big house in London.
And Roman Abramovich's yacht.
And a night out with Claudia Schiffer
And another night
And another night
And 10 lottery tickets.
When I win the lottery a Hasselblad is near the top of the list, but not as much as this one.
I moved a customer to LCN a few weeks back and they crashed and lost all Email connections and some websites.
I moved a domain to FastHosts this weekend (for their Catch-All mail facility) and they have broken too.
Sorry, I promise to leave well alone.
Regardless of some of the negative comments here, I found it an interesting story and it has furthered my minuscule understanding of Chinese people.
A little while back I had a temporary job changing the signage on a well known UK banks ATMs. I would arrive in broad daylight with a bag of tools, wait my turn if it was busy, and then 'attack' the machine stripping it of external parts to access the signs and logos. No-one ever batted an eyelid nor made any remarks. Police would stroll by and not even glance at what I was doing....
Only once did an elderly lady who was waiting to use the machine comment that she would go halves on whatever I got out!
6mb! Bugger me! I live halfway between Leeds & Harrogate, just off the main road. Less than 1mb is considered satisfactory by BT, but there is feeble mobile signal from all providers and we have been bypassed by the rural broadband initiative.
We don't have gas either even though the gas main from the North Sea passes within 1/4 mile.
I've had several android and IOS phones over the years and none work properly for me. I used to think that the mobile signals were just poor, but everyone else seemed to have signal where I had none. I have swapped phones with my wife and children and where they routinely have 4 or more 'sausages' I have none. My wife says I must have too many fillings in my teeth!
I'm pleased that I am not the only one out of step with the rest of humanity.
I had left school and was working for Berni Inns as a trainee manager on the princely sum of £4 per week. My mother came home one day with the first electronic calculator I had ever seen. It was a Sharp and it could add, subtract, divide and multiply with an eight character screen! It also had a button on the side to increment the display count by one so it could be used as a rudimentary counter. At £15 it was nearly a months wage!
Sadly it has been lost.
5MB!!! Wow. We live between Harrogate & Leeds and there is super fast nearly all around, even the local Leeds - Harrogate bus has 10MB WiFi but BT all but admitted to the village meeting that they were going to take the penalties (whatever they are) rather than upgrade us to 2 MB. We have very poor mobile too.
Nor am I a hermit, I'm not too keen on chickens as mates and I don't use Ocado, but if the cap fits.... We live in a large village 5 miles from Harrogate and 7 miles from Leeds and when BT was questioned as to their progress in bringing a minimum of 2MB to us they replied that it was cheaper to take the Government penalties.
Great article as usual Alistair.
"Suspiciously, when you raise the question of inadequate internet access with politicians, they fart about supporting mono-browed, chicken-shagging hermits living in the sticks who apparently need gigabit broadband so they can order groceries from Ocado and browse FeatheredButtocks.com." Excellent.
Polar Bears wrestling Alligators? I'd pay to see that!
I suggest for post coital refreshment: www.betterbangers.com
Watched my youngest son steal a Ferrari and immediately rip one of the doors off. I think the graphics are amazing but I can't play it. I just cannot get the co-ordination on the game controllers, not just GTA but almost any game.
Bring back the Intellivision, their controllers were excellent.
The Emley Moor tower is (or was) thwe tallest structure in Northern Europe. The lift takes 12 minutes!
Who is this Sallyber Cow person anyway? Why has she so many twitter followers? Could she be riding on the coat tails of her equally unspeakable husband?
Why is someone a wanker for trying to reduce their tax? I don't earn enough to set up any schemes like this, but if I did..... I try to limit the amount of tax I pay with allowances etc, but your argument seems to indicate that we should all give more. They already piss most of it away. One third of the population derive all of their income from the government and I am fed up with it. The ultimate conclusion of yours seems to be for the HMRC to take ALL our income and give us back a little pocket money.
It 'wasn't me.
Europe (including the UK) must have the worst politicians ever. Not one of them exists in the real world.
Right... You think you have it tough! I live in a bloody expensive village between Leeds and Harrogate, our broadband is poor (2mb), Mobile signals are abysmal (Vodafone non existent since the mast was broken into over a month ago), we've no gas even though a massive mains runs just over 200 metres away and the electricity supply can be flaky in very wet weather.
SMS message just before delivery.... Be there or miss it. Then go in your driverless car to pick it up from the depot.
I worked for a document storage company where we had over 3 million document boxes in store for many customers large and small. I reckoned 95% of those documents would never see the light of day again except to be recycled. Ignorance of data retention rules, an unwillingness to be the person who authorised the destruction of 'sensitive' data and a universal instinct to hoard contributed to our bottom line.
I'm no better, you should see my garage......
Charging like a wounded elephant.... or should that be lemming.
Has anyone told Her Majesty's Government about this? I imagine Revenue & Customs would like it.
I agree, there is probably more to the story. I was expelled from school for smoking (almost 40 years ago) but in fact it was the final straw in a long line of transgressions.
I've got one on my desk, I'll eat it after lunch
My office is a basement with some dingy windows overlooking a rat infested open drain in Leeds.
But I bet you wish you'd bought Apple shares a couple of years ago....
A fellow who owned a vintage Roller said (and demonstrated to me some years ago) that it was possible to stop the engine at TDC, and by simply switching the ignition back on would create a spark that would fire the engine.... Granted there was only a few minutes 'down time', but impressive none the less.
So... It's nuclear then.
Cow poo could be used to heat houses too, it burns quite well when dried out. There's an abundance near my house.
Couple of spelling errors, but on the whole quite good.
As the sage of Omaha remarked some time ago: "I don't invest in anything I don't understand"
I don't understand 'in-app purchases made in virtual currencies' contributing real money.
My real money will stay put.
Our village has poor broadband, 1/2 MB is pretty good going, and there are no plans to improve it even though we are less than 4 miles from a major town. There must be many places where they'll get left behind. The current thinking is that 90% of the population will get a decent speed, but that still means 6,000,000 without.
We don't have gas either, but are only 1/4 mile from the main supply to Leeds and beyond.
Still, we have two pubs!
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