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1552 posts • joined 18 Feb 2010
Two fat fruit flies
click, click, click
mines the one with the "Kilburn and the High Roads" badge ======>
AFAICR selected large houses in the UK were pre-wired with multiple phone lines in case of a nuclear war. The idea was that the houses would become seats of regional government in whatever was left of the country. Once BT have
stolen removed all the copper this plan is defunct. No doubt that any adversary will also have hacked the VOIP network leaving us totally screwed.
This is not cheerful news.
When I was working at a French vineyard a young Irishman arrived. The farmer asked him his name. Conner, he replied. The farmer said, "I can't call you that, I'll call Jacques instead!"
I know it's off topic but thought you might need a laugh on a Tuesday morning.
IIRC the last time that the Scottish government gave money to BT we got something stupidly called "Exchange Activate". A whopping 512kbps, which was too slow to do very much. Then when BT upgraded our exchange to ADSL Max (another stupid name?) they did not inform their customers. Why? Because they were charging more money for the slower service!
I had been checking SamKnows and when I rang my ISP to inform them of the speed increase was told that BT never tell them anything.
BT Wholesale is still the sole provider :(
My router tells me that it's connected at 8128kbps down and 448kbps up. Uploading anything vaguely large is very tedious.
Note for SDR enthusiasts.
Last week I port forwarded Openwebrx running on a RPi. I was able to access it from outside of my network but it took about 30 seconds to initially load the page. I had it tuned to Marine VHF frequencies and it worked pretty well considering the slow upload speed. (set to 4 users)
For those too young to remember, AOL used to bombard us with "free" CDs. The worst mistake that you could make was to put one in your PC. Trying to remove AOL was almost impossible, it wrote itself into multiple registry locations. (possibly hundreds!)
Future archaeologists will find an entire strata of discarded AOL CDs :(
My nice neighbour made me some for Easter. When I thanked her for them she apologised for having forgotten to put a cross on them. Me being a witty devil I replied, "They'll be not cross buns then!"
Luckily for you, I'm not here all week :)
We should get AvE to do BOLTR on washing machines. Unboxing with a chainsaw and then dismantling with (not so) gentle tappity-taps :)
I'd pay money to watch that!
P.S. I discovered AvE on this forum
I emailed a rocketmail address today and got a reply. Maybe Yahoo lied to you.
2001 has to be viewed in Cinerama to be fully appreciated. ISTR that the shots of the spaceship took about an hour for each frame due to the small aperture being used. Consequently the depth of field is amazingly large. The EVA scenes really make you feel that you're in space, stunning!
CHINESE ROCKET DESTROYS $location BUNGALOW!
Another scoop for elReg :)
"Facebook product manager Samidh Chakrabart said it blocks millions of fake account creation attempts every day "
Good, that will save me the bother of creating one.
Inside of ACRN is there a tree with more little ACRNs on it?
Maybe you'd switch on the radio and get the news from 1950 :)
After your house has burnt down you'll need a camping light. Dialling 911 as you charge your phone is not advisable! (Mains connected directly to USB, see video at 7:49)
They've had these gizmos for cows already. It is attached to the tail by a rubbery clamp and has a SIM card inside. Not cheap, but it will dial your phone for you.
Here you go: https://moocall.com/
uBlock stopped 34 adverts, Ghostery stopped 7 trackers on that site, they must be short of cash :(
>>Did he sleep through it?
No, he was too busy counting brown envelopes.
"We don’t consider these to be vulnerabilities particularly, more abuse of features for unintended consequences," Pen Test Partners' Ken Munro told El Reg.
It might be a vulnerability if someone turns it up to 11 and blasts pink noise through it. Damage to speakers, amp or eardrums is a possibility.
Name: Vladimir Putin
Position: Controller of operatives
Location: Oval office
Telephone number: 0800WEKILLU
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I did some research into chipping animals. IIRC there are five different proprietary systems in the USA. No veterinary practice is going to buy five competing scanners so when Fido gets lost he may not be coming home. In the EU there is one open standard.
The CBP will, no doubt, have to use red, yellow, blue, green and fuchsia coloured scanners to cope with every nationality. /s
A local box-builder gave folk the choice of Ubuntu for free or Windows for ~£60. Many chose Ubuntu. Now he has moved away and people are bringing me their dead boxes. Usually the faults are dead power supplies and motherboards, we get lighting strikes on the power lines. The Linux boxes are easy, although I now install Mint. The Windows boxes have OEM stickers which are useless, I cannot get Windows to activate.
Microsoft's problem is that there are too many versions and too many types of license.
From the article we can learn two things:
1) Never live in the USA.
2) Never use any Microsoft products. I don't!
Now we know that there's f* all on Mars it's time to leave it. Why not use the money to experiment with autonomous robots on the Moon? Until the technology exists for robots to build habitats in advance of humans arriving I don't think that we will be going anywhere. Unless of course you don't mind being irradiated and peppered with micro meteorites etc.
We just need a nuclear powered robot that can go into sunless craters at 100K and chisel out rock-hard water ice. Shouldn't be too difficult /s
users could insect their own data
I think I've found the problem.
Balancing poles first, then knives :(
I would not go into that laboratory at night!
Bondarkeno stopped using the Infraud forum in 2015, and it appears his whereabouts are unknown to US authorities.
If the tyres had two bar on Earth I presume they would have three bar in space. So, if I'm correct, deflating them to one bar before launch should get the correct pressure in space.
Those space police are fussy about things like that, the fine for defective tyres is 500 Zorg!
I just watched a BBC video about their new weather forecast. Guess what? It still uses Flash :(
BTW I came here at this late hour to comment on the successful Falcon Heavy launch. Maybe Vulture South is on the case.
After the reset can I log in with admin/password?
On a serious note, how do they communicate with and administer satellites?
Up here in the land of wind-farm and tidal gold-rush everybody and their dog wants to make a buck. The problem is that the interconnect is already running at full capacity. So a new sub-sea cable is needed but nobody wants to pay for it. In fact they want the consumer to pay for it and all the pylons etc. The local public were invited to a presentation of how our landscape will look like with all this clutter installed.
I asked them if they planned to add fibre to the interconnect and this was the reply:
"We will have some fibre for our own systems control but if we add fibre for telecommunications we have to register as a provider*."
Of course the bureaucracy would add years of delay so it won't get done. End result, a £20 million cable with no broadband facility. No joined-up thinking here in the UK :(
*I can't remember the exact term used.
If Trump had nothing to hide he would have nothing to fear.
So why is he trying to stop Mueller's investigation?
Why have all Trump's pals had dealing with the Russians?
A long time ago I was given a fully working Altos 586 running Xenix. It contained the credit card numbers of the company and all their office documents. The owners had fled when their oil embargo breaking scheme had been discovered. (not just a few barrels!)
I did not fancy a [redacted] hitman coming to my door :(
I wiped the SCSI drive and stuck it in a 386DX box, quite a powerful beast in it's day.
And I've open sourced my plans for a battery that will power a drone for a week /s
I'm getting about eight scam calls a day, all from India. The latest one is from the "Telephone Preference Scheme", they say that I need to renew my subscription. (with my credit card!)
If I'm in a good mood* I will string them along for a while then ask if their children or parents know that they're a criminal. (family "honour" and all that)
At that point they hang up and hopefully I have ruined their day.
*Not very often due to hearing Trump talking bullshit again. Just seeing his traitorous face is making me depressed.
Alexa, dial 118 118 and ask to be connected to the Azerbaijan police headquarters..
Slightly off topic;
When I'm reading Google News articles I middle click the link.(opens in new tab)
It seems to bypass Google's referral and go directly to the linked site. Hopefully that means less tracking.
Are Cosmic rays similar to Yobba rays?
I knew an Interplanet Janet who crashed her 4x4 into a row of parked cars. When asked how, she replied, "I went into a trance".
The Baie des Trepasses in Brittany is a good place for a swim. The tide always seems to push you towards the beach. It's named for the bodies that washed up after shipwrecks in the area.
I've scuba dived with a wild dolphin that used to regularly visit the bay. Good lobster to be had!
I deliberately made a Bing link, now you guys can say that you've seen one :)
If NN is ended will the ISPs be using deep packet inspection technology? If so I might buy some shares in Phorm because I bet they have not entirely disappeared.
For leftpondians this slightly jokey post has a serious side. If deep packet inspection is used, the internet as you know it will end and you will be paying extra for the "privilege" of a totally crap experience.
Edit: It seems that they finally went bust in 2016
I read somewhere that the launch was delayed due to problems with the satelite's shroud. Maybe Zuma is still in it's box.
A neighbour launched his brand-new drone without RTFM. It took off, vanished into the fog and is presumed lost at sea :)
>>My son has severe learning difficulties and autism. He loves going on the computer and looking at pictures of trains
Here's a nice European based site: Choose a language, open a map, then click on a pointer. That section of railway will open in a window. Then click the YouTube icon in the bottom right to see a drivers point of view video. Your son may learn some geography and have fun being the train driver.
I was going to throw out two old HP AMD dual core laptops. Now I think I'll just replace the backlights and keep them. (they run Ubuntu or Mint perfectly well) In the meantime maybe it's safer to browse the web with a Raspberry Pi than this Lenovo with Intel inside.
It's not so far fetched if you think about how many people, probably including readers on this very site, who believe in god because of so many circumstantial, hear-say and personal revelations. Yet not one solid scrap of evidence to show that a god exists.
The existence of God can only be deduced. If for example you believe in the Big Bang theory you must hold contradictory beliefs. Every other quantum fluctuation that we know of results in the particles annihilating each other very quickly. So the Big Bang was either a miracle or perhaps the universe willed itself into existence. Prior to the BB, spacetime did not exist. So how could there be any quantum fluctuations in the first place? Did some being poke a hole through from some other dimension? If so, that being must be our god.
Merry Christmas to the ElReg staff and all the commentards :)
"The team studied the effects of cosmic rays on a simulation of Earth’s atmosphere, recreated inside a cloud chamber, which mimics the planet’s upper atmosphere inside a controlled lab setting where these interactions can be studied up close."
On Firefox 57.0.1 I've had to disable NoScript. The UI is terrible and some sites just won't load. It's a shame because I've used it for years, maybe it will be fixed soon.
...other people that searched for gondolas also were interested in buying canals.
For example, at a distance of one-inch, a clothes iron emits 80-300mG of MF radiation, and an electric blanket emits 3-50mG.
You can keep my clothes iron but you'd have to prise my electric blanket out of my cold
I'm going to install Kaspersky (Linux version) and send myself an email with plans attached for a giant vacuum cleaner that's labelled "Top Secret". Suck on that Ruskies!
I've seen the historical documentary, only this time around there's already a Nazi in the White House.
I used to share a house with some Ghanaian dudes and after a red-hot meat stew with foo-foo and okra you may well have explosive decompression in the morning. Not a good choice for space food!
I'd like to go into space but only for a few days, the cuisine must be very bland.
It's not often that you get to witness history in the making but the *USA just became history. Trump was rejected by the rich for being a crass obnoxious buffoon and now he wants to make them grovel. He may have a billion dollars but Putin has 200 billion and Trump wants more. Even if Trump drops dead tomorrow the damage has been done, see how many cronies are now in key jobs and how the far right has been empowered. "Divide and rule", it always works.
Now the maniac wants his own secret service, the Stasi is reborn.
I'm hoping that Trump gets struck by lightning while playing golf, that would be Karma. I should not be having thoughts like this, I'm not a politically motivated person, but this sad excuse of a man is just too awful; the epitome of greed.
Video is SFW but soon to be throttled and only available on a premier plan.
* The USA that did a lot of good things.
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