Re: RE: Article picture
1.21 gigaflops... when this baby gets to version 88.0, you're going to see some serious sh*t....
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1.21 gigaflops... when this baby gets to version 88.0, you're going to see some serious sh*t....
"This wasn't deliberate, it was a cock-up in the sky".
I posted a highly amusing pun, only to realize that it had been used IN THE FRICKING ARTICLE as the sub-head. Serves me right for skim-reading (and over-estimating the Reg team's sense of maturity). Withdrawn, with due sense of shame & humiliation.
Props to the pilot concerned, though. Takes some serious skill to draw something so, ahem, accurately, at jet speeds.
Seems that OFCOM are still running at 2400baud...
"Our investigations work at a rapid pace...
...a Pace Linnet 1200/75, to be precise. We hope to upgrade to V.22bis by 2025."
..I had a general for the op :-)
My, that IS macho.
Most people have a surgeon.
Firefox's built-in screen-grab tool is just another example of their annoying bloat. It's a browser for goodness' sake, please make it view web-pages as well & as quickly as possible. Nothing else.
"Oh, but our users often need to screen-shot webpages while browsing, so we put this in for their convenience!"
Yeah, you know what else people tend to do while browsing the web? They listen to music. They work on documents. They conduct IM conversations. They do background rendering tasks. But surely, Mozilla, you wouldn't think it reasonable to add a music player, spreadsheet, IM client and Blender to Firefox?
Aw, shoot. I just gave them ideas, didn't I.
"Two days later, I was successful in accomplishing a remote, non-cooperative, penetration"
mumblemumble fnarrr mumble harvey weinstein mumblemumble
Khaptain - for reasons that others have pointed out, this isn't really an option - even so, your question was a perfectly reasonable one so I'm not sure why you're deep in downvotes. Have an UV from me to compensate.
Folks - can we try to reserve downvotes for comments that are factually wrong, trollish, offensive, off-topic or otherwise don't advance the conversation?
@Pompous Git In 1970, I was the undraped model at the Launceston Art School.
That's hilarious (although I have to point out that given the ubiquity of long hair on both sexes in the early 1970s, it's amazing they could see ANY flesh to paint...). Have an upvote.
And you've reminded me of this take on the T-Rex "tiny arms..." trope by the Oatmeal:
"Waltz with me if you want to live."
That would be Calvary
No, you're thinking of the movie Cavalry, about horse-mounted soldiers.
Well darn it, you beat me to it. Have an upvote.
And I wonder if priests who call the hotline will have to listen to a nun's endless recitation of "Ave Maria"?
The icon is Father Jack. YES! THAT WOULD BE AN ECUMENICAL MATTER!
A sensible, reasonable, customer-friendly compromise solution.
And therefore, it will never happen.
Still, one can dream.
"one of the worst forms of proprietary lock-in we've ever seen in the history of humanity"
Yeah. Lambda and Serverless is the kind of thing that HITLER would have done.
Lovely, that would be great with some baconnaise shower gel and a side of cole slaw.
Speaking of which, I always hoped that the BBC would do a Crimewatch type program focusing on the legal profession and hosted by the geezer who played Arthur Daley... solely for the glorious opportunity to call it Cole's Law.
...you've managed to take one of the simplest devices in human history (whether it be a bell on a spring, a buzzer on a simple electrical circuit, or even just a rope tied round a goat's 'nads) and give it a central point of failure. Bravo.
What next? The "iWheel" which gives you up to the second reports on how many times it's rotated, but turns square and refuses to roll if it can't connect to Azure?
Streetlights on one side of the street- or alternating - only are a thing. So that would mean trailing cables across the whole street.
Solar panels on the roof of the cars. Park under the streetlights, or within the cast of their light, and get a charge. Simple. And LED bulbs are efficient, typically for a 5W bulb you get 60W worth of light.
Sheesh, so much for these so-called "experts"....
(please note: Trollface icon. With logic like this, I should be giving evidence to Parliamentary committees)
@Nick Ryan The issue with signage is that sometimes it's a total arse trying to work out, at speed, whether the sign applies to you or not.
Good catch. Similarly, in my area (Northern Oregon) I've noticed many instances where a side-road joins a main highway at a narrow angle - and hence the STOP sign at the end of the side-road is practically face-on to drivers on the highway. It's caused me & my (theoretically) adaptable, flexible, carefully-trained-over-years human brain confusion in the past... I wonder how a computer vision algorithm would cope?
One moment your level 4 self-driving car is doing 55... then it suddenly screeches to a halt because of a confusing side-street...?
I have speed-sign recognition hardware on my (2013) car, which theoretically "reads" roadside speed limit signs and represents them on the dashboard. Simple camera, not LIDAR or anything fancy. I'd say it correctly spots them maybe 85% of the time - good, but not good enough for an autonomous vehicle.
You’ve hit on the perfect solution: Send your car to the naughty step
In the case of Spanish VW-group cars, it's a naughty Seat.
Now I've pointed you in the right direction I'm sure you can think of more exceptions to your rule.
Dr Jacob Bronowski.
Heinz Wolff (I nearly wrote "Heinz Kiosk", oops, WE ARE ALL GUILTY)
One of those, I'd even trust with choosing my insurance.
"Put the country on Red Alert!"
"Are you sure, Prime Minister? It will mean changing the bulb...."
Seen pasted onto a roadside sign in the near future, in infrared-visible ink:
( 30 '); DROP TABLE autopilot-rules;-- )
What, and miss out on all that lovely revenue?
Don't worry, they'll follow the fine principles of ex-North Wales Chief Constable Richard Brunstrom (he of the infamous "that guy we caught doing 31mph in a 30 zone* is no better than a teenage vandal and should shut up and admit his guilt") when designing this. Just be grateful that the speed limit signs aren't in a locked filing cabinet in a disused lavatory behind a sign saying "beware of the leopard", etc.
*-because the guy in question was overtaking a slow-moving tractor, as I recall.
Because it's Britain, and the joyless shitpails who run the country (of which MPs are just a sub-set.. see also councils, quangos, pressure groups and the perpetually offended) decide everything on the basis of: how miserable, coerced, and fleeced can we make the populace? What remnants of light and joy and self-determination and freedom can we stamp out next?
@Loud Speaker I used to work for British Rail, and we had a room for wheel-tappers, shunters and other out-door workers to "rest and recuperate"
I thought those guys had their own Social Club? I'm sure I saw it featured on TV once in the 70s.
Plot twist - his wife's car's a Tesla.
...for those who are puzzled - as I used to be - by the references in this article and elsewhere to "Kool-Aid" and "Jim Jones", I can *highly* recommend this PBS documentary on the Youtubes:
American Experience - The Jonestown Massacre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elrV-14_m5w
Worth watching if you want an appropriately terrifying Halloween-time reminder of how a single charismatic individual can inspire, subvert and ultimately, destroy a large group of people.
<poker face> Thank goodness nothing remotely comparable has happened since or could ever happen again.</poker face>
I have a couple of Roku 3's, a 4, and a Stick & mainly use them all with Plex to view my content library from my NAS. All are great, although the Roku 4 refused to do 4K on my HDMI 1.4 TV until I got an HDCP converter box (fuck you very much, HDCP and Roku for going along with that crap). The Stick, I find, has awful wifi performance - constantly dropping out or buffering where my previous Roku 3 in the same location performed perfectly.
"Cryo-EM involves freezing the dendrites in liquid nitrogen before thinly slicing them to view under a microscope. By flash-freezing the batteries at different points of its charge and discharge cycle, scientists can see how it changes over time."
This technique has so many possible applications. Think of the things we'll now be able to study in detail by flash-freezing them and then thinly slicing them. Politicians come to mind.
Disney got it right, in 1963...
If your dad also goes by the name allthecoolshortnamesweretaken then I would imagine he has uncovered quite a few buffer overflows in his time.
That's just his first name. His surname is Smith '); DROP TABLE Comments;--
(and if the Reg comments system goes down after I click "submit", I will not know whether to laugh, cry, or flee the incoming vulture death-squads)
Someone has to say it, for tradition's sake:
"Badgers? We don' need no stinkin' badgers!"
@werdsmith Less smelly bastards, less noisy eaters and irritating interruptions.
"Fewer". Not "less".
Now write it out a hundred times. And if it's not done by sunrise, I'll cut your balls off. Hail Caesar.
(this is a tongue-in-cheek joke. I wasn't your downvoter, btw).
"Apple, as expected, did not respond to a request for comment."
Awww. Such touching optimism there. So adorably naïve. But hope springs eternal, eh?
bel***m... totally and utterly bel***m
I'll thank you not to use language like that, this is a family website and there might be children, maiden aunts or horses reading this.
@Martin Summers Fantastic job folks, the fines really seem to be doing the trick!
From the article:
Over the last seven years, TfL said it has handed BT 991 fixed penalty notices (fines), netting it £67,270
If the average fine was just over £68, then I'm not surprised it's not having much effect.
Are there a few digits misplaced in the above figures?
Ah here, it'd work really well until some old duffer in a scarf or his cricket whites or just a hat bumbled in and reversed the polarity of the neutron flow...
Besides... I seem to recall that in Davros' evil lair(s), there were endless identical corridors and never any Windows...
Mine's the coat with the sprig of celery in the pocket.
Has anyone tried acting out a "play" of terrorists organising an attack to see if there's any kind of response?
I suspect that TPTB would handle that in a very similar way to you performing the same "play" in the checkin line at Gatwick airport... they tend not to have any sense of humour or whimsy about such things.
Still, at least we have a free society where we can say what we want, believe what we want, associate with whomever we want, eat what we want and dress how we want - right? Remember, kids, that's why the terrorists hate us.
throws of passion
ITYM "throes". Unless your idea of sexytimes is some xxxtreme wrestling with Giant Haystacks or Big Daddy - in which case, not only "throws of passion" but "headlocks of titillation" and "bodyslams of naughty bits", indeed.
Must be awkward with the rest of it stuck outside?
Reel inconvenient, but on the plus side he's the only person in the world with 4 feet between his shoes.
No point in shutting the door now - they are falling like cats and dogs.
In related news, two cargo aircraft carrying Japanese car parts collided earlier - witnesses say it's now raining Datsun cogs.
7-year-old me will get my coat.
...but his condition is now "stable".
If ever a story needed a Playmobil reenactment...
Pint, in memoriam--->
PS: I managed to shove the wheel off a Matchbox car up my nostril at the tender age of 4 or thereabouts. I still have a vivid memory of going to Alder Hey hospital to have it removed, and the doc holding said wheel in tweezers in front of my eyes - but to this day I swear there was nothing on the tweezers. Wouldn't be at all surprised to learn that it was all a cruel con and the wheel is still there. It would explain a lot.
Microsoft is also aiming a new crop of Windows 10 S hardware
Huh, funny, it's not even as if the 'o' key is anywhere near the 'a' key...
Wow! Disney have offices on the Isle of Skye?
Where else do you think they got the idea for McKey Mouse from?
@AdamT You've reminded me... at our office Christmas party a few years ago, all the raffle prizes had been purchased by one of the admins, who had her own interests & hobbies and assumed everyone else felt the same. So people won spa sessions, Lush bath bombs, hair straighteners and so on.
But the real hilarity was when a colleague of mine (from Sri Lanka, hence let's just say dark of skin-tone) won.... a free spray-on tanning session. Cue the whole room (including said colleague, who has a sense of humour and has since gone on to great things in the company) erupting in laughter.
And I'll be there in me pac-a-mac, writing down the numbers of the
"Ooh! KB3213522! I haven't seen that one yet!"
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