Re: you touched it last
"Outsourced thinking" I call it.
145 posts • joined 6 Nov 2009
"Outsourced thinking" I call it.
I've disabled my adblocker on El Reg, the ads aren't that intrusive, and I'd prefer to see some ads than have my CPU fan whirring away at full speed.
Actually I'd really prefer to just pay the monetary equivalent of what the ads/mining would have earned.
At least where I live, it seems the local council are willing to paint "Reserved for EV" spaces right outside your door.
This should be obvious. It takes much longer to charge an EV than it does to fill a fuel tank at a filling station. People usually leave their cars at home overnight, which is a great opportunity to charge the battery.
I have seen a couple of properties near me with marked "reserved" parking spaces outside the house specifically for EVs.
Given that the document is "Top Secret" I don't think it would have been as simple as copying the file to a flash drive and sticking that in her underwear. Though as (I assume) none of us work there we have no idea what restrictions were in place. Clearly printing top secret documents is ok.
I hope she didn't take all 81 pages in one go...
I don't think "Reality TV" was a thing back in 1992.
Keyboards still have SysRq and Pause/Break keys.
Not sure about the ST having "better sound", but it did have a built in MIDI interface.
Not sure if the article has been updated since you wrote your comment, but it does say "Apollo's produced similar devices before".
I always check the "add font" dialog whenever there's a new Windows release; it's been pretty much the same since the early 90s. As far as I can tell it no longer exists as of Windows 10.
I say you can never bring too much stuff, because you'll probably end up needing that one thing you decided not to take with you.
I believe "Dark Web" refers to dodgy .onion sites which are accessed through Tor. Tor is just the network which provides anonymous access to the sites.
Not that I've ever seen it before, or would ever use it. Or Edge.
Are you going to tell everyone?
Does anyone care? It sounds like it's the sort of thing that can be "fixed" after a few seconds with a search engine, unless of course your browser's been hijacked by some scumware.
I had an Oric! That makes three of us.
Yeah, dog piss doesn't smell that bad either, compared to cat or human.
I used HE until Zen offered native IPv6 support. It worked fine, plus you can manage your own PTR records if you want (which Zen don't offer).
Permanently three days from the weekend? What a bleak and horrible future we'll be living in.
I wish the enter key wasn't so close to the backspace key.
I thought he was playing air guitar.
I support a few of my favourite independent "content producers" through Patreon, which lets you decide how much you want to donate. I really couldn't care less if I lose access to poorly written articles on ad-ridden local news website because I use an ad blocker. I certainly don't want to pay a £5 a month subscription to a site that I may read one article on every couple of months.
I would prefer a pay-per-view system whereby you load up a wallet with low value tokens, and the website would request a certain number of tokens to view the content. If you don't like it, f-off or look at some adverts. Of course this service would be monitoring browsing habits, and probably start making "suggestions" (i.e. advertising).
I think content creators deserve to get paid for their work, I just prefer to pay those who I feel deserve to be paid, and in my opinion, the stuff with a shitload of intrusive ads isn't worth reading, let alone being paid for.
If you understand the difference between a flat white and a latte, then you have all the qualifications you need to be a web developer.
Haha.. funnily enough I went for a coffee with a web dev friend of mine. he asked for a flat white and I had to get him to explain to me what it was.
Some people make it their life's work to earn more money. I'm quite happy to be paid a modest amount, live comfortably and go to work every day doing something I enjoy doing.
For the record, I dropped out of an electronic engineering degree in my final year. I was fine with the technical side of things but utterly hopeless at project management. I realised I was better at doing things than just writing about doing things, and I really didn't give a shit about marketing. Massive waste of my time and money. I often recommend vocational courses or apprenticeships to young people.
I'm not saying there isn't a place for academics, it's just that the most appropriate place seems to be universities.
Now, this may or may not be true, but according to my mother, who spent her younger years Africa, in many African languages the closest translation for "corruption" is "opportunity".
El Reg will never be the same again, RIP Lester.
Surely you jest. Ayone who watches TV cop shows knows that car body panels easily stop machinegun bullets, while bullet-proof vests leave their wearers lying on the ground, badly bruised, from only a rifle shot...
Doesn't a single bullet impact cause the whole vehicle to explode in a spectacular fireball?
I'm still running iOS 7.1 on my iPad 3.
It still does pretty much everything I need it to do, though a number of apps refuse to install. The main problem is not being able to update Safari.
Don't get me started on modern cars and trying to adjust the temp while you drive down the road.
I tend to buy second hand cars that are around 10 years old. In my experience, no matter the age, vehicles tend to have similar controls. Until I was given the "key" to a brand new Passat in 2007. First off I had to find the hole in which to insert the cartridge which starts the car. Ok, found it. Push it in.
Message displayed: Depress clutch. Push clutch in, push the "key" in, engine starts, Great. So I try pushing the button marked (P) to release the handbrake, whilst depressing the accelerator and releasing the clutch. Car won't move. After 10 minutes messing about, I finally got it moving. I felt a bit ashamed of myself, since as far as I'm concerned, I can operate anything, especially if it has electronics in it. Eventually I figured out the parking brake is automatic, and it's actually ok once you get the hang of it, but it's over-engineered and just another bit of pointless electronics to go wrong.
Anyway, TL;DR, I agree.
You're wrong because they disagree.
I frequently get caught out by the standard keyboard arrangement of the backspace key right next to the enter key. Unfortunately it seems we're stuck wit
Even if you never watch BBC channels, you still are required to pay.
This is the stupid part. I actually pay the licence fee because I can afford it, and I may watch a couple of programmes a week. Though I spend more time listening to the radio and reading the BBC news website, neither of which I'm obliged to pay for.
You'll have to source the 1000 games though.
Probably easier than sourcing a Pi Zero.
If you read the linked article, he states that the genuine products are not made in China.
Personally I prefer to write "god" with a lower case g as I don't consider it a proper noun.
These solutions are available to anyone who's willing to pay the enormous price. There's no getting round the fact that someone's going to have to dig a big trench to put your fibre in, and that doesn't come cheap. Still, it's more cost effective than relocating a big factory or farm to a city centre.
Politics - keeping our class in power
Philosophy - why it is right that we run the country
Economics - how to ensure we get all the money
There was me thinking it referred to George Osborne's hi-vis and hard hat.
@Paul Crawford: There are hackney carriages and private hire taxis outside London, too. Read the badge on the back of the vehicle.
So when I hear a media outlet say "for more information see our facebook page" as if faecebook is one of our essential utilities and we are all expected to use it, I feel like puking
Ditto Twitter. The non-commercial BBC which makes great efforts to remove any branding from on screen products and has presenters saying things like "a popular supermarket chain" have no problem promoting these commercial social networking sites.
Drunk, in the middle of the night, under intense pressure attempting to debug someone else's code. Amazing.
Still, I'd have sent that artic round to the boss's house.
When can we expect to see Virgin Media available in rural areas then?
Much better shave, too. Though a lot easier to cut yourself with.
Gillette must have spent billions on R&D to come up with the idea of adding yet another blade to the cartridge.
Oh, the ultrasonic remote... We could change the TV channel by dropping a bunch of keys or clapping.
It's not really about the money
Really? I completely understand the need to limit the use of dodgy knock off chargers, but if that's all they cared about they wouldn't put such a huge markup on the official accessories.
The most likely culprit is the nitrates and other nasties that come from curing, smoking and/or cooking the meat. So eat your bacon raw and you'll be fine ;)
The article does state processed meat.
Surely uncured bacon would be "pork"?
Christ. Commentards insult each other all the time. If everyone clicked the "report comment" button every time they were insulted, the mods wouldn't get a moment's rest.
The revolver was a different story.
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