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including for social class
I work, therefore I am working class - said Bill Gates when he worked at Microsoft (he didn't but hey, it's true)
On the 52% and the warnings - how many of the warnings have actually come true ???
You mean the warnings about what will happen after Brexit? How many have come true? Technically none because Brexit has not occurred yet, we're still part of the EU. Now that wasn't so hard to work out, ask another easy question.
How do they actually define dangerous? is it just goods that have a recall notice or are likely to explode? If you look on some sites for instance, you'll find motorcycle helmets which are not approved for the use in Europe (usually have the American DOT mark), so if a copper pulls you over and you have the DOT mark and not the ECU mark they can actually give you a ticket for not wearing a helmet, so would that be covered as dangerous goods by virtue of it not being legal to use on European roads?
Shh, logic has no place in the Brexiteers mindset! Use emotion and lies!
Because Brexit = Brexit, it doesn't mean "leave but keep all the advantages that we have when we're part of the EU". The majority voted, this is what they voted for, for us to leave the EU and the EU institutions because some guy with a foreign sounding name (Farage and the like) come over here and do jobs for minimum wage that lazy twats over here refuse to do because it's hard work.
And how are you supposed to know that someone is a ve.... never mind.
Do NOT say that in a Canadian accent.
Same, they do say great minds think alike. Now if only we had spent a few billion on building these ships and had them on the Ocean right now........
@Voyna i Mor
I do agree with you, it would be a silly idea for Iran to nuke Israel, but as Westerners we can't really fathom the hatred that exists over there, there are countries that would risk their own destruction just to destroy Israel. One of the reasons Israel gives for them not wanting Iran to have the nuke is because Iran has stated they want to wipe Israel off the map and the easiest way to do that is with nukes.
The area is a bit of a powder keg, you give Iran the nuke and then Israel launches attacks on Iranian positions in Syria, or launches a virus onto their nuclear research facilities, or blows up one of their facilities - which they have done in the past - and Iran suddenly gets trigger happy.
We do not want Iran having the nuke, we don't want any countries having nukes, the US has shown that we can have batshit crazy people with their finger on the trigger, you know we're screwed when the US president is more insane than the North Korean leader.
He failed to live up to the agreements of the accords by pulling out of them, there is no exclusivity clause in that statement, both are inherently true.
Why would it be bad if Iran gets the nuke? Because the odds are pretty high that they would use that nuke on Israel. The accord was put in place to try and ensure the middle east didn't become a desolate nuclear wasteland, Iran went as far as they could go in that agreement, any further and they would have rejected it and continued their strides towards becoming nuclear armed. Now what? The accord goes and Russia/China step in to fill the void and Iran becomes a nuclear power?
As for being anti-semitic, no, I just don't believe Israel should have a get out of jail free card for everything they do, they used their win of the Eurovision (the song for peace) in military propaganda about killing people with American planes.
At the end of the day, history will be the judge on Trump, a one term president who only got elected because the person he was going against was even less palatable than him, hey, who should we vote for, Hitler or Mussolini?
He has failed to follow agreements that have been set down with many partners from many countries. He pulled out of the Paris accord because he wants Americans to die from pollution related diseases. He pulled out of the Iran accord because he didn't like it, even though Iran was keeping to the accord. Now the sane countries are trying to keep that accord going because the alternative is Iran working on their own nuke. Now he wants Korea to believe he'll live up to any agreement he had made?
He went against the peace accords for Palestine and stated that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel (it isn't) which totally screws up an oppressed state which is constantly violated with human rights abuses (but any time it's brought up in the UN with a condemnation, the US vetoes it)
Oh, and he's made the rest of the world look at the US and go "how the hell did they elect something worse than Bush Jnr?".
In closing, you state that Trump leanings are more to the left, well, the thing is, in every single country other than the US, your left is still our far right.
E-Cig deaths appear to have caught up with the number of known (human) deaths from meteorites! Also death by impalement from beach umbrella caught in a gust. Also the number of known deaths caused by an allergic reaction to having sex with a German Shepherd (the dog, not an actual Shepherd from Germany, I guess Shepherds in Germany are non-toxic).
Very soon it'll catch up to the number of deaths caused by autonomous driving (getting hit by a self driving car or being in a car and using "auto-pilot")
Unless you go by official names, in which case it's 0/3, which also ain't bad depending on the question.
What an interesting post, with many many wonderful nuggets of chicken. I really do enjoy your solution to virii, the well trusted "don't use any, it's ineffective!", wise and sage words for any person who wants to protect their <insert OS here> from <insert miscreant or government agency here>. I shall naturally follow your post and stick to my first party AV, Windows Defender (which is from a 3rd party which MS purchased, but we'll ignore that).
Actually, I'll stick with Kaspersky, if governments hate you using specific AV software then the most obvious reason (tin foil hat time folks) is that they have no control over that AV company so can't force it to ignore their own state sponsored malware. I've used Kaspersky for years and never been kidnapped by Russian spies trying to get my classified tactics for Football Manager.
Whatever the outcome the same people were going to be in charge of the country the day after the vote
Let me set your GPS to find David Cameron, the person who quit from being in charge of the country the day after the vote. Then we can set the direction to the general election where the party that had a majority in the house then lost their majority so require the backing of another party. ;)
But, it's what we voted for, we as in the royal we not we as in the people who thought that leaving was a stupid idea, so we're stuck with trying to make the best we can out of a really awful situation. With tea and biscuits and calling people who disagree "remoaners" whilst those who agree have the dashing "brexiteers" as if they are some sort of super hero who are fighting the tyranny of the EU.
Depends really, not all doctors are medical. Jeremy Clarkson, that bastion of English something, he can technically call himself Doctor as a University has awarded him a doctorate, ergo he is a Doctor (Dr J Clarkson PhD......)
I read the code of conduct (why spell colour and behavior? Stick to either British English or English - simplified) and came to the conclusion that Torvalds would be screwed.
As for the other thing, I agree with not discriminating against anyone, except people who disagree with me, and people who prefer AMD to Intel or Nvidia, or Xbox to PlayStation, them lot can go and (insert Torvalds comment here)
In the EU there's an unlimited statutory guarantee for design faults and flaws.
I believe the rule in the UK is "it's supposed to last a reasonable amount of time", you'd expect an expensive piece of gear to last around 10 years without breaking down, so if it breaks down in that time period you can get a claim and Apple should fix it for only P&P.
Cost of electricity is taken into account by miners, at least the big ones, they will try to set up their farms in areas with dirt cheap electricity (i.e. Iceland) where the cost of power is rather low.
Can't remember if it was this site or another (probably this one) but someone mentioned a town or city which because of it's location has really cheap electricity up to a specific amount, it then goes through the roof, miners set up there and gobble up the cheap electricity. I think the article was about a town banning miners? Can't quite recall.
The situation with cards though is really silly, miners have gone out and bought a metric shit load (not imperial) of cards, they thrash the hell out of them and because of current pricing can then sell the cards on for more than they paid for them in the first place. I think it's more expensive to by my current card which is a few years old than it was to buy it when it was new.
That may cause price and revenue wobbles because some gamers will snap up the cheap secondhand cards
That's actually not an issue, demand far outstrips supply so we're in the weird position where second hand cards are selling for more than MSRP. The actual issue is because demand is so high (because of miners) cards are selling for way over their MSRP.
Time (to) Switch Banks
- happy member of Starling Bank
@David Kelly 2
I'm thinking The Reg should introduce the same sort of bots that Reddit has, I'm sure they can add a "sarcasm detection bot" so when someone replies to an obviously sarcastic remark the bot would pop into action and offer you the correct measurements of Sheep In A Vacuum.
I have plenty of objects in my house that are battery powered, my smoke alarm iirc is wired into the mains with battery backup, same with the CO2 detector, by my front door is a set of double doors leading into a tiny closet where the fuse box is contained, a fuse box which is designed that in case of fire it will contain it as long as possible. As well as the double doors giving secondary protection against a fire on the fuse box.
In the passage way leading to the front door there is a light switch and a light (naturally) and nothing else. If there was an object on my front door which could catch fire, the door itself is made of metal so is again, designed to prevent the spread of fire quickly.
If my 18650 battery was to catch fire then they would catch fire in an area where I could say "oh dear, a fire, I best go through the front door and smash the fire alarm button to warn everyone", if my electronic lock caught fire then the fire would be, you know, at the fire escape. In fact, if anything in my house was to catch fire I would be able to escape through the front door, except in the case of the front door being on fire.
Not really sure what part of "best not to put something which could catch fire infront of the fire escape" went over your head, was it that you have no spatial awareness so are unable to comprehend that having a fire in the kitchen is very different to having a fire at the point of egress? Heck, I could even quote the old adverts "get out, get the fire brigade out, stay out", the "get out" part is really important here, you get out via the part thats currently on fire because of a fault in an electronic item which is attached to the object you use to escape in case of a fire.
I could go on all night with with this, I really didn't think I would have to explain to a reader on this site the potential danger from a fire at the fire escape.
Oh, and if my smoke detector caught fire, I would leave through the fire escape as the second smoke detector would start making a horrible noise.
I would be more worried about fire, say there is an electrical fault with the device and it catches fire (it can happen), now your point of exit in case of a fire is suddenly on fire. In a flat with only 1 door, being on a high floor and having the door itself catch fire doesn't seem like a good idea to me. (okay, the door itself won't catch fire, modern ones should be made of metal)
the thing is, I know I am not allergic to penicillin so if I have a minor injury that looks a little too red around the edges, I should be able to go the pharmacy and buy some Amoxicillin over the counter.
There are countries where you can do that, you can go and buy antibiotics over the counter so they are not controlled. Oddly enough, these countries are fast developing diseases which are now getting to the point where they cannot be treated with antibiotics because people who have an injury that looks a little too red around the edges downed some antibiotics. Poor guy had unprotected sex in one of these countries, guess which disease (which we treat with antibiotics) he caught.
We ingest a lot of hazardous stuff daily, for instance, water. There is the sad case of a poor individual who accidentally (no idea how) swallowed a tiny bit of bleach or something. The medical advice given "drink plenty of water" which the person did, they drank so much water they died.
In this case, as in with most cases like this, it's a simple case of RTFM. Don't buy cheap batteries which may be fake from a 3rd party, don't put objects which are known to be slightly explosive into your pocket with the sort of things that can make them explode (coins, keys), never put them into trouser/short pockets if you're going to be sitting down. Odds are he hadn't even turned the device off when it was in his pocket.
I've been happily vaping for 3 - 4 years now, and the number of explosions? None. Number of fires? None. Odds of me having a heart attack? Reduced by 50% Number of sausages eaten? Not enough.
PPS: Regarding Steve, I do not think it is right to make up something like that considering he is dead!
Actually when someone is dead is the best time, you can say whatever you want with no libel ;)
My Fibre ONT has a battery backup which allows a Fibre phone to work during a power cut. Not that my provider offers the service, but the guy from OR put the battery in so when the battery broke down I got OR out to come and replace it, even if I don't need it, you drill the holes you're going to fix it if it messes up.
Does that mean free line rental then as telephone users won't have the old system to pay for now?
Probably the reverse, at the moment with FTTP you can ditch line rental and go pure VOIP (I did) as there is no copper, with BT moving to a VOIP system they can argue that if you have copper OR fibre then you have to pay line rental as you have a line.
Could you define what a "killer app" for VR actually is? I've said it before, VR is just a playback medium, it doesn't require a killer app in the same way my monitor doesn't need a killer app, or my TV, VR just offers a different way to view content.
If you really want to go the killer app route, maybe it's the VR videos where you're not limited to what the camera points you towards but are able to view the entire world? If you want to go the perverted killer app, Japan got you covered with virtual girlfriends, though that's more likely to kill any relationship you have with anything other than your right hand (not yours as in you, yours as in generalisation)
Because I cheaped out on my NUC with only 4Gb of RAM I found that running the applications I wanted to run became a bit of a resource hog with pretty much all the RAM being swallowed up, in fact, with so little RAM it wasn't possible to run the applications I wanted to run and to run Docker.
So I started it another way, I ran Docker and the applications I wanted to run inside Docker. It's currently running rather nice. So there you go, a use case for containers, being able to run with limited resources.
Is #3 "have a lot less games to buy" resulting in #4 because you're not spending as much money?
Yeah, in his case I believe he has already paid enough
Not really, a trial in itself is a very stressful event (even in the UK), Mr Love will find himself under extreme stress due to any court case in the UK even without the whole US thing. This does not mean he shouldn't stand trial. The adage "if you can't do the time, don't do the crime" is very true, if he knew that what he was doing was wrong and could have ended with him serving time then he has naturally accepted that he will do time if caught.
Mental health issues are not a get out of jail free card, Mr Love should serve trial in the UK, if his mental health deteriorates to such an extent that it puts him at risk of suicide then sure, that should be taken into account and he should be sectioned which is probably a lot worse than a bit of time in the clink.
Are Windows Mixed Reality requirements that much higher than Oculus Rift ones?
No, you can run a WMR headset on an Intel 620 or an Nvidia MX150 or 965M (yeah, I dunno either) but that'll only get you the basic set up at 60Hz rather than 90 which needs a GTX960 or 1050. That is the beauty of the Windows rig, you don't need a beefy £1,500 system to run VR.
Like I said before, my rig is just a GTX970 with a 4430 yet I play a lot of Euro Truck Simulator 2 in VR, which is a driving game, in VR and I get no hint of nausea no matter how many hours I play, except when I get a frikken ticket because a bad driver under takes me on a roundabout and crashes into me.
This link will let you download the checker for your system, to see if WMR will run (it will)
/edit - just noticed you're AMD, min vga for "ultra" is RX460/560.
I had exactly the same thought, after much research figured the "best" to get is the Samsung, not available so went for the second best, the Dell.
Display res is 1440x1440 per eye, less than Sammy (1440x1600) but has the same 110 degree FoV (next is Lenovo with 105 then the rest at 95).
Now the reason to go for the Dell (or Sammy if you want to import) over the others is simple, requirements. I run a not very beefy system, i5 4430, gtx970 and 16Gb RAM, less than the minimum specs for the Vive, with the Dell I can rank up settings to "omg, thats nice looking" and still have nice frame rates.
The obvious disclaimer here is that I've never tried the Vive or Rift on my PC so have no idea if my performance would be the same or better/worse. Vive/Rift games also work on the WMR, I'm spending many, many, many hours playing ETS2, also ED.
I think the main issue is that they are marketing it as a mixed reality device, who the hell knows what that means? It also isn't, it's just VR so if they marketed it as a VR device needing a less powerful PC then they may have got somewhere, also most of the early adopters have already adopted so it could quite well be that VR is at market saturation currently? of course, should MS let the WMR headsets slot into an XBONE then they will sell "a lot".
Not server in the traditional sense, something to hold the motherboard, something to hold the GPU's and done. With a powerful enough power supply (with connectors) you can power more than one rig at a time. Motherboards can also be the smallest possible, in fact you want everything to be as small and power efficient as possible, this increases the return on your investment and increases profits (until the market crashes and all you have is a bunch of GPU's which everyone is trying to sell because the currency crashed and there are now a billion cards being sold on ebay).
Do consumers care how their internet services are delivered?
No they don't, and I can guarantee that the majority won't even know the difference between FTTC and FTTP, so if the adverts switch from "Fibre" to "Fibre To The Cabinet" their eyes will glaze over until the advert finishes and they go "ohh, Fibre, is it better than what we have? What do we have anyhow?".
What they do care about is the actual difference (even if they don't understand it) and the difference is......
Bootnotes covers all sins.
Not sure much of anything was covered in this article.........
Pun aside, I honestly have never read which section any article is in (except BOFH), but my "where is the IT angle" wasn't a serious question though, it was just a way to put "I don't care there isn't one, naked Swedes please!"
Tried to find the IT relevance, decided that with an article like this I really don't care that there isn't one.
Wait I found the IT angle, Bluetooth comes from Sweden, when you go to a dance you go to a ball, when a person gets cold they go a bit blue, so now we have Swedes giving us BlueBalls! #logic.
Typical, now my future sexual partners will have a real excuse to be using their phone during sex rather than the usual "wow, bored, might as well check facebook."
Gadget Show? They never got around to changing the name to "the show where if we have a comparison of any item, anything Apple wins"? Sure, name isn't as catchy but it's a bit more accurate.
As for the killer app for VR, does it really need one? It's an entertainment device used to enhance entertainment. Playing Elite Dangerous makes the world feel more alive and realistic, with the actual ship feeling life sized rather than a little box on a monitor. Did VCR or DVD or Blu-Ray have killer apps? No, they enhanced entertainment by allowing the consumption of entertainment, so if you put a VR headset into the same frame as other playback devices, it doesn't need a killer app, just needs to keep having gentle iterations until the headset is as thin as a pair of large glasses with wide FOV and massive resolution at a respectable price.
Anyone journalist who thinks a media playback device requires a killer app should remember the last "killer app" that a media playback device had, 3D, that was killer... of 3D in TV's.
If I were them (and I'm not), I'd simply get a Windows Mixed Reality device, rebrand it, plug it into a cheap Chinese Windows tablet and go "here it is!".
I use the Dell Mixed Reality Device, the mixed reality being uhh, umm, just VR, but it's bloody awesome (and this is from someone who thought VR was a bit meh), obviously won't say it's better than the Vive/Rift because thems fightin words but it's pretty nice and would probably make an interesting article on The Reg, MS's first foray into the VR world with a pretty compelling product that isn't vapourware or hideously expensive and runs on lower end hardware.
I'm a regular reader of eurogamer, for game news. They would put the frikken annoying videos that autoplayed in the middle of the article, you'd start reading the article then all of a sudden you'd get a video for some PS4 game (that I already owned anyhow). I naturally now block all adverts on eurogamer. Now they throw a hissy fit "we notice you're using an adblocker, please stop it", sorry, doesn't matter which "better advertising standard" you've signed up to, if you were a dick in the past you're on my adblocker and staying on it.
The register however is not on my blocklist, so far their ads are tolerable and this is a site I use more than 2 or 3 times a day.
I believe the problem there, with the NHS, wasn't so much the DPRK ransomware but the fact that the NHS's IT was a bit lacking. It's a bit like building a hospital next to a river and using water from the river as potable, then blaming the factory up the road because of the nasty chemicals in the water, rather than blaming the hospital for using a dodgy water supply.
If the NHS had followed best security practices, there wouldn't have been a problem. It's just easier to blame the big bad NK Bogeyman than it is to blame failure of the UK government.
Howard was in the afterscenes for GOTG which led people to believe there would be a new Howard The Duck movie, now with Disney there will be, it'll be X-Rated and contain Howard x Donald having a McScrooge.
Is this the mystical String Theory?
Why would you want an acquittal? What we want is a fair trial in a fair location. If the guy in question has broken the law then he should stand trial and be punished if found guilty. If he is unable to be sent to the US for trial, then he should be tried in the UK and if found guilty sent to prison in the UK.
From reading these articles, that is the crux of the matter. He doesn't want to go to the US because their prisons are a bit harsh, his mental health may indeed make it so that if he was sent to the US he would kill himself in which case he should most certainly be tried here, but wanting to acquit him?
There are plenty of people with the same mental health issues he has, and they don't run around breaking the law, if he is capable of distinguishing right from wrong and is able to make a choice between doing right and wrong, then he should answer for his crimes.
I would assume (probably shouldn't, but I will) that the device is connected to a portable battery pack which allows the device to charge up when power < 50%, at the end of a shift or when they hit the station to fill in all the paperwork they can just switch the battery pack with another and stick their depleted one on charge.
Though I would again assume (again, probably shouldn't) that the device in question won't be a cute little thin thing, but a big beefy bugger with room for a rather large battery, large enough to handle a 12 hour shift.
On the other hand, giving this contract to Samsung might bring a whole new meaning to Hot Fuzz, what with their previous form on batteries.
Why? Because it keeps voters who may or may not swing an election in your favour sweet. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for keeping the ship builders in work whilst they built the new carrier crafts which will be at sea 50% of the time, making sure we keep the skills of people who can build aircraft carriers for us is vitally important! Just a shame we lost the skills of the people to actually deploy the bloody thing.
You just know that if .gov put out a tender for a pencil, it would go to one of the big defence firms who would charge £1,500 per pencil, but to get the pencil sharpened you would have to send it to a special facility in Washington State who would charge £400 to sharpen it and ensure it continues to meet current standards for pencils. Of course, it would require special tamper proof paper too at £75 per sheet.
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