Re: Your piousness is all gone!
would be a great name for an Uber like company with all female drivers.
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The boris bikes needed to be returned to a lockable location (I believe, never seen one myself)
They did, but the latest wave of hire-by-app bikes, Ofo, Mobike, etc, could just be left anywhere. I say could rather than can, because here in Cambridge Ofo first restricted the areas where you could leave their bikes to (roughly) the town centre only and is now giving up. This might be connected with the fact that just about every member of the HTTR(*) community(**) around town has an Ofo bike with the lock mechanism removed.
(*) High Tattoo/Teeth Ratio.
(**) Or for the less politically correct: thieving scrotes.
And the MSM is already spouting off about aliens.
I think the media are locked into a permanent Silly Season. They might as well report aliens, Bigfoot and bombers on the moon, because that makes just about as much sense as most "real" news. If there's an afterlife Guy Debord must be laughing his head off.
No reverse gear on those things [Bubble cars], so had to be helped by other drivers to turn it about
When I was in Junior School one of the teachers had a Bubble car, and one day parked it far too close to a wall. We had great fun pretending not to understand that he wanted us to push it backwards so he could open the door - "Sorry Sir, can't hear what you're saying in there".
I get a lot of legitimate emails these days where the plain text part is either completely blank, or says something like "you have been sent an email"
I get a third type as well, where the text/plain part has exactly the same content as the text/html part (and usually awful layout so it's unreadable without horizontal scrolling).
This is a secure message from Bank of America.
Throughout my working life (I recently retired) I harboured a secret Unix hostname convention.
In one company I named the machines after the elements(*) because they have obvious numbers and convenient 1 or 2 letter abbreviations. I also added "me" as the 2 letter version of localhost. This all worked fine until I had complaints that people couldn't remotely access mendelevium. It turned out everyone thought the 2 letter version was "me" rather than "md" and were baffled when they kept finding themselves on their own machines rather than the server.
(*) until we got too big and the names got a little random. "tupperware" was one "element".
I have to wonder why almost every comment here, made more than 20 minutes ago, has at least 1 downvote.
I've long thought there's a phantom downvoter that lurks around here. He/she/it doesn't seem to attack every set of comments, but you'll often see the 1 downvote on every comment pattern, over a wide variety of subjects..
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.
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.
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.
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