Re: Not the best choice
With such a long half-life, you'd need thousands of tons of the stuff to do much damage!
102 posts • joined 1 Feb 2010
With such a long half-life, you'd need thousands of tons of the stuff to do much damage!
Yup! That's why prime contractors were invented, and why they charge such eye-watering prices!
And my money is on "else"
So is The Economist
Even easier - go back to using caffeine tablets (as they reportedly did before). Did they change to powder to save money? Well, that didn't work then.
I can't recall anyone ever dying of a No-Doz overdose.
Why hasn't the ever-interfering EU (at least that's what my Brexiteer mother calls it) harmonised premium rate numbers, in the same way they harmonised mobile to 07 numbers and emergency calls to 112?
Where are the interfering, busybody Eurocrats when you need them?
I worked in WAP around 1998-2001 and I have never heard of a WID, despite attending several conferences dedicated to WAP.
We used to call them WAP phones.
Er, hang on, isn't NBN already a nationalised company? Or have I got it wrong?
If the company doesn't ask the question, there's no onus on him to reveal the conviction. Most companies *do* ask.
So that's a different tower to the *bell* tower in *Pisa* then?
I prefer my champagne to flow rather than fly. I've always found the latter such a waste, a la F1.
I got NBN and kept my existing phone number. iinet in Perth.
I'm already paying about $10 more for 25 mb/s NBN than I was paying for (approx. 16 mb/s) ADSL. And that's with only a fraction of my previous quota, and no PSTN-type phone, so I have no phone service in a blackout.
So I was far from tempted to go 100 mb/s, especially as it is unlikely to provide much benefit to many websites due to congestion elsewhere in the Internet. This goes double for overseas sites, i.e. those I visit the most.
Everybody but Microsoft *did* solve it in the dial-up days. In fact, I think this is exactly how the word "patch" was derived - only the bit that needed fixing got changed.
There is already something similar on the market - my nephew has it. It monitors his driving vs. speed limits, and the mileage covered.
At least in these incidents, cabin crew did the sensible thing, involving a bucket of water.
Not like the bunch of losers at Southwest with the Note 7 who evacuated the whole aircraft over one smouldering phone....
" the operators' lobby Mobile UK said if roaming were enforced, there'd be no incentive for operators to build infrastructure."
Unless the operators were told to charge each other extortionate fees for roaming on each others' networks, while still providing such a service free to customers.
I think we'd then see a sudden surge in infrastructure creation.
The article said the shut downs were due to voltage fluctuations, not frequency fluctuations. So how is your point relevant?
Why do only Optus customers get compensated for moving to the NBN? I didn't, and I'd paid $300 for a PSTN connection only months before.
Doh! Don't understand.......
"What I had hoped to find out in the article was: How did they find out this was a problem?"
The did tests with dummies, according to The Economist. The Economist also reckons the main problem is the helmet, rather than the seat itself.
(might need a subscription)
You have to hold the wheel once an hour? It depends on conditions, but it's actually more like a minute or two. And I own one, so I'm not making this up.
Never seen an article on this site with so many typos...
"we are going to change who we are providing the services too"
"did our best to broaden our broaden definition of immediate circle"
....plus the odd grammatical error. The word "university" does not have a capital letter.
You're getting almost as bad as the Grauniad or BBC, El Reg!
and the fire services would have to react far more often - petrol cars have a far higher chance of catching fire than electric ones.
The article says the X boson is 30 x the mass of the electron, and that it decays into an electron-positron pair.
This implies that it loses 28 x electron masses when it decays. That's a lot of energy emitted - surely it should have been easily detectable previously?
I suppose I have succumbed to some fundamental misunderstanding here. Can someone help me out?
I agree with you, except for "still may be...a major player".
They missed the boat long ago.
Apparently the site's capacity was 1,000,000 forms per hour. Isn't that a little low for a country of 15 million households who were explicitly instructed all to fill in their online forms on a single day (meaning evening for most people)?
Maybe MaxMind's customers could sue too - for having their time wasted going to a "default location" that did not actually correspond to the IP address they were querying.
As a poster above wrote, why didn't they just say no data was available for that IP address?
El Reg, "census" is not a proper noun. It therefore does not have a capital letter.
You think that with no power and many, many miles from land, they could communicate with someone? Unlikely, I think. Way beyond the range of air traffic control, and unlikely to be many planes in that region.
"Why the shit did the majority of traffic to impossible.com come from India?"
Those Indians are canny. They see a site where they can pass off some village-made dross as "ethical goods" and charge 1000x what it would fetch in India.
It did. But I immediately dismissed that though as complete stupidity.
Historically, yes. But those monopoly days are over for MS. Now we can tell them to take a hike.
Can't display it 'cos it's not a Tesla.
Will display it soon, as BMW+Mercedes are now shit-scared of Tesla.
I don't understand how entering a VIN can be part of the authentication process.
After all, it is sitting there at the base of your car's windscreen, in the plain view of everybody.....
Sounds suspiciously like racial profiling + group punishment to me.
In UK, etc., this applies only to private sales and purchases from auctions.
No need to challenge Microsoft in the courts if you bought through a retailer. In countries like Australia, UK and NZ, the retailer is responsible for what they sell.
In the UK, I successfully got a refund on a PVR when the electronic program guide it used was scrapped. The box was more than 3 years old, but I argued it was now effectively useless. I was given a refund without any quibble by the retailer (Boots, of chemist fame).
Tough to write it off when he is probably still in the black - just not 30000% in the black as before.
Fail, El Reg.
$550,000/$9,000 /= 161
So many news articles on this subject. And not a single one with a picture of the phone that Apple allegedly ripped off.
Why not? I want to see it!
"About 370,000 thousand customers copped that outage"
That's impressive, given the population of Australia is only about "22,000 thousand"
So the BBC will " launch a paid OTT TV service in the US".
An over-the-top service? That doesn't sound like Auntie Beeb.
Or does OTT mean something else? I'm none the wiser as the writer doesn't seem to want to explain this TLA (three letter abbreviation).
And it is still going on.......another 20 minute outage on NBN today. I am now writing to complain as they won't even tell us what is wrong.
Whatever happened to the telco standard 99.999% network availability? iinet exceeded its 2016 outage allowance by 5th January!
This is easily the worst internet service I have had in over 10 years with iinet.
Had another outage last night. Not only me - I checked and several other NBN subscribers had it.
Since I'm on NBN, I couldn't use my house phone to call iinet support. And then I found I had no credit on my mobile - and the only way I know to top it up is via the Web! So I couldn't even report the fault.
Fortunately the outage did not last too long, but this is really appalling - the first time I have known iinet to have widespread continued outages, as opposed to just my own line going down.
Surely El Reg's well- developed network of sources can tell us what's going on here. Can't it?
It thoroughly confused me. I'm on the NBN, and it looked like I had a connection but no DNS.
I wasted an hour power cycling my router, NBN box, etc. I finally called iinet, who told me that I was affected due to my connection to the NBN in Applecross. That surprised me a bit as I live in East Victoria Park, quite a few km away.
I think I lost Internet for about half a day.
Why not report them to the police? If they require payment, they must be giving out their bank account details or address or some way you can contact them.
Surely, the easiest way to simplify streaming would be cross-licensing arrangements so you could get the content you want on any service.
This is a little like how the mobile phone handset business works. You only need one phone with which you can call anyone else. Streaming is like having a dozen makes of phone that you can use on only one particular network.
I got a ticket for a noisy exhaust, even though I explained to the copper that I was taking it to a friend's house to help me fix it AND I had the new exhaust system in the boot.
Just the usual investment wankers making money at any opportunity.
What about off-site backups and syncing between different devices?
Not that I would suggest OneDrive for this for a second - although I get it free with Office365, I am paying $100 a year for 1 TB with Dropbox.
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