Re: Canadians vs Americans
Assuming they get taken prisoner rather than just killed.
752 posts • joined 19 Feb 2010
Assuming they get taken prisoner rather than just killed.
A Bridge Too Far: 'During the filming of scenes which see Anthony Hopkins running across the battleground, the real Lt.Col. John Frost complained of the way he was being portrayed, saying, "You wouldn't run the crossfire. You'd show the enemy contempt for danger by crossing the road slowly." '
Set the controls for the heart of the Sun.
I have a bigger collection of DVDs than it has films available to watch (not particularly hard, because the choice on Netflix is shockingly bad..)
Take away the genuine 'Netflix originals' and the 'we stick our credit over another company's 'Netflix (not very) originals' and there's barely anything there.
Netflix degrades the quality of the stream to fit the connection if that has problems. iPlayer doesn't, hence it can pause.
No, it doesn't.
It's always been why a large chunk of women are in prison: non payment of fines for not having a TV licence.
Hmm, I don't think I've ever had a problem with PulseAudio, despite its author.
Argh, first rule of sex work - even if you are silicone - get the money first.
So only twenty five years of email systems before Perl was created.
.. and yet it uses PHP?
I remember it being crap.
Where do I get my glasses?
Agenda is still my favourite diary app. I wish someone would do an Android clone of it.
You're being bribed to have the kiddies only experience Microsoft stuff. You're being bought cheaply.
"sounding rather surprised that a reporter would call her directly on the line included in the breach notification"
Why the Tivo keeps spinning up its hard drive even when its not 'on' and it's also not recording anything.
(Looks up the details on Companies House)
Yes, but only since April when the two who really have questions to answer were resigned.
How much are the patent costs and how much for the hardware?
Given the availability of phones for less than this, it's looking a bit like Apple charging you £100 for extra flash memory that cost them £5.
I have more films on DVD than Netflix has available to view in the UK. Netflix had, when I last looked, six Italian films. I have more than that from several individual Italian directors.
It's embarrassing, in more ways than one.
"It’s hard to believe that so many legal battles were fought over IE and Windows default settings, for so many years, only for Microsoft to revert to this behaviour so soon after its antitrust consent decrees expired."
Gmail on Android has started opening links in its own version of Chrome, rather than your default browser / asking which it should use.
I thought that was only available on CD, for obvious reasons...
Having just, for the first time, had a problem with booting the main PC after changing some discs, I do.
One of the features of the first versions of Ubuntu was that, unlike say Windows, it didn't have any open ports listening and exploitable 'out of the box'.
Has this changed?
Quite. You can tell how successful Unity has been by how many people run other versions of Ubuntu (MATE, Lubuntu, etc) or Linux Mint...
If you're not running on Forth hardware (and that tends to be simple) then the interpreter has some assembly language of whatever you are running it on.
The compiler can be as simple as:
Do I know this word?
If yes, either execute it (if it's 'immediate') or make a link to it for execution by the interpreter. Done.
Is it a number?
If yes, compile code to push it onto the stack. Done.
Stop and complain. Done.
.. and because it's your baby, your testing probably won't include the stuff you're not fairly certain it can cope with.
.. but who cares about such parasites?
'The process for getting rid of nice techies in his old firm:'
If this is in the UK, given the complete lack of following any legal process, I'd expect the cheque to be extremely generous. Especially if you didn't like them.
We live in hope.
I hadn't noticed that feature (partly because, as you say, it's off by default).
It might be the one useful thing about it.
It's quite possible to wear leather on your way from the job killing bunnies as part of testing animal product-based cosmetics at the animal experimentation lab to your local fox hunt while being a vegan and a member of the Vegan society.
You might not be the most popular member, to put it mildly, but all you need to do is not eat animal products. (And pay the subscription...)
There are other vegans who extend that to trying to avoid all animal-based products. It's this bunch who are getting upset about the new fivers.
How they cope with the fact that a large proportion of plastics are derived from crude oil, otherwise known as the remains of lots and lots of plankton and amoebas etc, I don't know.
Perhaps some animals matter more than others to them, but it can be hard to see reality from the very top of the moral high ground.
Everything is more usable than brasero. If you don't want to install most of KDE, xfburn is good at just doing what you need.
It's a list of things the authors like doing or watching.
I'd love to fly a Mosquito...
That should have been what you did from the start...
Adobe would attach it to the wrong end...
Pity its stats functions were complete crap, eh? (And stayed that way until Excel 2010, when they became merely somewhat dubious in the corners.)
"Normally it means they have actually cracked them."
It turns out that the xmlrpc.php unit has the 'feature' of allowing attackers to test many hundreds of username / password combos in a single call. Obviously, there is no legit use for this, but it's been kept because it's part of the spec. I suspect that's how they got into one of mine.
The only real uses for the unit are the Android/ithing clients and the bloatware that's Automattic's Jetpack plugin. If you need the latter, there's a plugin that only allows access to it only from their IP addresses, otherwise block access to it.
"More than 72 per cent of WordPress installs assessed by High-Tech Bridge had default admin panel location and at least one brute-force crackable login/password pair"
Duh, the number that have it at anywhere other than /wp-admin is very low. If you have one WP site, you probably don't know you can change it, while if you have loads, the tool you use to manage them probably assumes /wp-admin.
But it'd be very interesting to know how they know about the crackable login-password pair. Are they just saying 'there's at least one login and all passwords are ultimately brute-forceable given enough millennia' or have they actually cracked them?
"hilariously disastrous Global Desktop (SunRay thin clients streaming Windows sessions from the North of England - yum!)"
What is it with people who think that this sort of thing is a good idea? I hope your lot were able to turn the animations off in Microsoft Office - mine weren't, so every pixel change involved in opening every menu went over the not very fast network.
The best bit was that there was an ISDN link as fallback for when the broadband failed. You could barely start up a PC in the eight hours.
A local clothes shop's receipts tell everyone they haven't paid for their till software.
The recipe for 'original' Coca-Cola has been published in, amongst other things, the main history of the company. A rash of 'American' colas followed, but what they all lacked is the decades of marketing that means it still outsells the lot.
Similarly I doubt that the KFC recipe is secret. It's marketing.
"One recent Windows clever idea is to supply the entire operating system pre-compressed. Much space saved."
You mean like Linux 'live CDs' for well over a decade?
From the 1970s (thank you Chemistry teacher...)
A man sees a sign for a robot brothel and, being curious, goes in to have a look. The person behind the desk tells him what a great experience he'll have - these robots are programmed to do anything sexual he desires and they're so lifelike, he'd never tell the difference. Ok, says the man, I'll do it.
Later, he's leaving and tells the person behind the desk that it was wonderful, just as great as promised. In fact, the robot was so realistic, its nose was running.
'Oh, sorry sir', comes the reply, before looking over their shoulder and shouting 'Dave - empty number seven...'
Yep, the pimp has ambitions. He's a moron if he thinks it would be legal in the UK though, to the point where I think this is all just clickbait publicity for his real agency.
"I hear there are a good few redundant coal mines up for sale."
Plenty of Australia remains available too.
Or we could just hang people and fund the justice system from the sale of the TV rights.
Amongst other things, you might well want to know who they're talking to and what they're saying. Especially if they don't think they're being listened in to.
Stop pretending you don't know that the 'real' ones come in a variety of designs, including lips, anus, and 'nondescript hole' as well as a vulva. Even the 'alien' colours are often non-human, unless you know anyone with lavender coloured skin. Since I got my first - now old enough to vote, if it had been human - the interior design options have gotten distinctly non-human too.
They are quite wonderful toys.
Paying to have a licence to use the content or paying to own a thing like an LP / tape / CD / file.
Pick one, not both.
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