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A vending machine that can SPAM you. Cue Vikings
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A vending machine that can SPAM you. Cue Vikings
After the next upgrade, I presume red faced, winged devil monkey flocks will be the accepted reality.
Ah, you mean it's just me at the moment?
Which is why she should have used "I was looking for signs they might be Deep Ones" as her excuse.
I thought they were further south, off the coast at Dunwich.
And there I was, thinking that was going to be a "NFN" (Normal For Norfolk) reference.
Nosey for Norfolk?
Mom is a West Midlandsism.
Brummie maybe, not all of the West Midlands. I grew up in the West Midlands and said "Mum". Mind you, my mother was from the Home Counties.
I'm about 150m from the cabinet. I'm in!
Bah! I'm 370m from the cabinet.
First off, brilliant stroke by Parliament. For a change, someone was awake at the wheel.
a) how and why was the "victim" of this attack carrying such sensitive data around with him in the UK or, if he wasn't, how could he be compelled, with no legal role in FB, to access and hand over the data?
b) how did the authorities over here even learn that the opportunity existed?
How about the answer to both questions being "because it was a set up". The CEO of Six4Three can't release the files to the public because of a US court order. The CEO wants to release files to the public to help in his battle with Facebook. The CEO just happens to come to the UK carrying a copy of the files, which he doesn't need for the journey, and the parliamentary committee just happens to find out he's got them, and sends round the boys.
The CEO (possibly) has a defence of force majeure against the charge he revealed sealed documents, the DCMS committee gets their hands on documents they want and look like heroes. Both parties are happy.
Also, the number of people who don't realise that it's cheaper to buy a mobile phone upfront and then go "contract free" is astounding.
It may be that if cash is tight people find it easier to budget for a constant monthly payment, rather than a big wodge of cash up front and then lesser payments afterwards. The latter needs a cash surplus to start with.
With the subversive names of his landing barges I'd have thought he could come up with something less dull than that. BFR is still far better.
Given that the first flight of any new rocket tends to end in RUD, maybe the first one should be called "Big Bada Boom".
I didn't want to dispose of an impressive scat without showing someone.
Was this at home or work?
Arthur the cat will be hoping not.
Fortunately it's over on Mars and I'm here on Earth.
Could you help us all out by providing your email address?
When bored I've given phishers one of my email address. Usually it's the email@example.com one, sometimes it's the firstname.lastname@example.org one. They're quite welcome to send email to those, especially the latter one.
A conspiracy theorist might see a pattern emerging
So would an actuary.
We discuss very little else in the saloon bar of the Whippet and Ferret.
The European Parliament allows members to use their own EU language, and a team of interpreters provides translations into the others. The members know that they have to pause for the interpreters. The result is that oratory is destroyed.
Probably a good thing as the pauses let you think about what's said rather than just emotionally reacting to the oratory. Mussolini and Hitler might have had less of an impact if they'd had to wait for translators after every sentence.
Your own ISP in the UK is more trustworthy than Google.
TalkTalk? Virgin? I'd trust Google more than cheap ISPs, because they're more competent and less likely to accidentally leak passwords and account names. If, on the other hand, you want to talk about privacy, that's a whole different conversation. That's why I run my own DNS servers, and web sites, and …
Is that home users nearly always get their DNS from their home router supplied by their ISP as standard.
Is it the customer's router that does DNS, or does the router DHCP DNS information point at a server run by the ISP in order to make caching more coherent? My ISP does the latter, but it's Zen who are usually more competent than most. (I run my own pfSense router and override the settings anyway.)
Used to be quite common in the UK - decades ago. I seem to remember UHT coming in plastic bags. That was in the days when normal milk came in glass bottles, before they invented plastic.
The main dairy in my home town switched to plastic bags in the late 60s, and got loads of complaints - not about the bags, but because people were no longer being woken by the early morning clinking of glass bottles, so ended up late for work.
Maybe Zuckerberg has been chatting with David Cameron, and Clegg will end up taking the blame for Facebook's privacy invasions.
Isn't that exactly what an iPhone is? Dumb computer terminal plus various apps including a voice app called "phone"?
This guy claims finished product will be wrist mounted.
Does it have motion stabilisation as well?
If so, there are plenty of web sites out there supplying such pictures and movies anyway.
Wasn't there some sort of moral panic over camcorders (*) with infrared capabilities being able to "look through clothes" back whenever?
(*) Youngsters, ask an old person.
The good news is that this is a government IT project so won't work for decades. The bad news is by default it'll say everyone's a criminal.
… has already raised eyebrows with the biometrics commissioner, and a particular concern is automated facial recognition
If that was intentional, well played.
One of my friends therefore always said he was a upholsterer when people asked him what he did for a living.
Was he automatically responsible for couch potatoes?
You don't know which one's wrong, you just flush and reload both.
Can't the judges declare his failure to identify himself to the court as ordered is contemptuous and jail him until he purges his contempt?
You can do simple things with files in Quick Look and the Finder pane (e.g. rotate, crop, shrink, generate PDF).
Sure. But my point was that you can't modify a file (*) without opening it, even if that opening is behind the scenes rather than firing up the usual app. The claim you can is yet more dumbing down for
(*) Except for totally deleting it.
On Apple's web site:
Work on a file without even opening it.
As various text adventure programs would say "you must tell me how to do that".
AIQ continue to deny that they are linked to SCL, the parent of Cambridge Analytica and yet their registered address is identical to SCL Canada's office
That's doesn't necessarily mean anything. Here in Cambridge (UK) many companies use the St John's Innovation Centre as their address. It's a business incubator. It could equally be a law firm's address used as a registered office - the father of an ex of mine was a Jersey lawyer and had around a hundred company brass plates by his office door.
ADD COBOL TO ANDROID GIVING BANKING_APP.
All it needs is a government IT project run by Capita and all will be well?
@Jack of Shadows [A neat name given the mention of cataracts.]
On a personal note, I've already had more than ten times the lifetime dose of a radiation worker and have the prosthetic lenses to prove it.
If you don't mind me asking, how did that happen?
Let's hope they don't need stop the world pauses.
By the time the appeal is finished in a year or two
Ooh look, an optimist. More like a decade or two I suspect.
Vestager said […] with the firm paying "an effective corporate tax rate of 1 per cent on its European profits in 2003 down to 0.005 per cent in 2014".
Except that post-Trump, with the new US corporate tax legislation, Apple have repatriated their profits and paid significant US tax on them, which rather shoots Vestager's original argument out of the water. Continuing to insist Apple pays tax to Ireland would let Trump demand more taxes from all EU companies trading in the US.
QmXnnyufdzAWL5CqZ2RnSNgPbvCc1ALT73s6epPrRnZ1Xy happens to be the hash of a .txt file containing the string 'I'm trying out IPFS
Assuming the Riemann Hypothesis it's also the hash of a certain span of digits in π. Proof and identification of the correct span left as an exercise for the reader.
>This is basically a re-enactment of the Apollo 8 mission.
As long as it's not a re-enactment of the Apollo 13 mission
Or Apollo 1 for that matter.
I like to sneak in my most recent copy of Viz as a gift
Please can you visit my dentist? It's only Country Life and colouring books for the kids there.
I'm reminded of the old gag:
Q. How do you make a small fortune through publishing?
A. Start with a large fortune.
Your local gym works out to Donald Trump speeches???
Seriously, who at Google thought this was even a remotely good idea?
Well, they've dropped "Don't be evil" as a motto, so someone came up with the idea of borrowing Microsoft's old one "Embrace, extend, extinguish".
I wonder if there's any IBM 1401 code still running (via nested emulators) on an IBM zSeries machine?
Oh, and btw, what's "Trent" in this context?
Crypto-speak for a Trusted third party. Here's a complete list of names used for cryptographic roles.
I realise lots of people really don't like the "Irish double Dutch sandwich with extra ketchup bullshit" strategy, but there's no reason at all why this won't work afterwards. Arguably, it'll work even better than it does now.
Nope, the Irish government closed their part of the loophole in 2015 and pre-existing structures can only run until 2020.
See here for an explanation of the whole thing.
"Corporations" don't pay tax. It's the people who OWN the corporation [through stock, equity, etc.] that pay the tax.
Bugger me, I'm almost agreeing with Bombastic Bob. Hell must have frozen over.
However, to correct a point, the incidence of corporation tax is primarily on the shareholders in the US. In the rest of the world the incidence of corporation tax is primarily on the employees. This means increasing taxes on the FANG companies in the UK would make their UK workers worse off. Not a good idea.
Occasionally I might use a browser to view a recipe, and the timer function on my phone... so that's two apps. Can't think of a third, unless I went all Heston and bought a IR imaging camera.
Agree with the first two. I also have an IR camera in my phone, but prefer to use the cheap chinese IR spot thermometer to check temperatures because it's easier.
Councils however do pick up the cost of dealing with this selfish minority act [fly tipping] which we all then share the burden of.
Not if it's on private land, which it usually is round here. Then the landowner has to pay for the lot.
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