Re: A different name for every site?
Chlamydia is a very nice name for a girl, isn't it? some sort of flower?
3202 posts • joined 19 May 2010
Chlamydia is a very nice name for a girl, isn't it? some sort of flower?
You just need to listen to how it is pronounced, Alistair, Alastair etc.
Except that almost universally, people pronounce my name as my username is spelled, and I'm sure Mr Dabbs gets the same, too. Even if I carefully emphasise the second "A":
Hi, I'm Alastair, pleased to meet you.
I was christened Alastair, but quickly gave up on the idea that anybody - even immediate family - would ever spell it correctly. Birthday cards over the years have been written to any number of variants, so I can probably claim at least 20 pseudonyms.
I have never frequented Starbucks, but were I ever to attempt transactions with one of their baristas, I think I would just accept defeat and go for Fred. Let's see them mess that up!
Oh and did one of your cups say Avast - that's some serious mangling of Alistair!
Why not, if he'd got one handy? Belt-and-braces diagnostics.
He'd look pretty silly if his "known-good" monitor had decided to die at that moment...
Her favourite song captures the essence of this planet's defence against alien (e.g. human) interference.
A Wizard's staff has a knob on the end?
@I ain't Spartacus.
Is your name Rincewind, by any chance?
Well said sir, I wholeheartedly endorse your comments.
Christmas should be a thing only in December, not plastered across a quarter of the year.
Sprouts are indeed lovely.
But sprout-flavoured tea? You are effectively drinking cabbage-water...
Aladdin Sane, Stand Down! You are bound by law!
An unidentified man broke the glass on the first floor of a building
In the UK, that would no doubt be the ground floor of the building, not the first floor.
Are they really expecting the driver to get out and use a box on a cable like many cranes have? Or maybe to yell instructions at the tow vehicle?
No, they expect you not to tow trailers or caravans, be a pedestrian, or a horse rider or a cyclist. For truly autonomous cars to work, they must be the only item allowed on the roads, and will only take you from clearly defined point "A" to clearly defined point "B".
It appears that with all these "innovations" what is considered normal behaviour now will be curtailed to meet the limitations of the new technology.
To me, this seems the wrong way to go about things, the new technology should be designed to work within the constraints of current behaviour, but that's not how it seems to be at the moment.
Also known as Love-in-a-Canoe tea...
As in: fucking close to water.
Stop it with the Christmas theme, OK?
It's barely October.
No Christmas themed headlines until December, FFS!
There's something very inspirational about a spacecraft that flies into space and lands back on the ground.
That's why, whatever your thoughts on Mr Musk, the SpaceX booster landings tick all the boxes - it's how spacecraft should be, as we've seen for over half a century of Sci-Fi movies.
No, they weren't. The first available flash drives came in 64MB, 128MB, 256MB and 512MB sizes - and those are still available today.
Oh, so it's your fault!
UK firms are being asked to pitch digital solutions to overcome privacy challenges
I think they mean: bypass the annoying privacy restraints
Give the £9m to the NHS and let them sort it out.
Can't do that, they might spend the money on something silly and inconsequential, like a few more nurses, or an extra ambulance, or something.
And rightly so!
I'm no supporter of the Conservatives, but I'm pretty sure they didn't go to the developer:
"Oh, and please make sure our app includes loads of bugs, and is more full of security holes than Adobe Flash"
It's fun to blame the party, but it's the company who sold them the app whose fault it is.
Yep, he was an evil looking man, apparently.
Would that be metric or imperial F'tons ?
Well imperial, obviously, a metric one would be a F'tonne...
After passing my handset over the contactless pad, I made sure to flourish it over the empty paper cup that she'd labelled "Tips - thank you!"
Awesome! Trousers with storage in them, what a great idea!
Schurely Schome Mischtake?
there's a lot of difference between Massachusetts and Mississippi
Yeah, there's no "i"s or "p"s in Massachusetts.
but decided not to raise the topic of his bollocks with staff in a foreign language.
Excusez moi monsieur, mais mes couilles ont été endommagées par votre tablette AR.
Given that all higher forms of life uses electrical signals to control muscles, communicate pain, and do the whole "thinking" thing, it shouldn't really come as a surprise that bacteria have the ability to swap electrons.
The evolution of life from single-celled beings to multi-cellular organisms must have started from such basic building blocks, and the ability to pass electrical signals between cells is essential for that process, whether you are a bacteria or a eukaryote.
Alright, Beatrice, there was no alien.
The flash of light you saw in the sky was not a UFO.
Swamp gas from a weather balloon was trapped in a thermal pocket, and refracted the light from Venus.
"Fire twinklers and light balls!"
I'm not lighting my balls for anybody!
For much of human history, there was not even the concept of a 'civilian'.
And yet, for a certain period, it was only professional soldiers who fought.
I remember reading an account somewhere of one of the classical Greek wars of Alexander's time, where the combating soldiers were fighting, in a city, dodging round the incumbent citizens who were trying to carry on with their normal lives.
Even in First World War France, if you came back thirty miles or so from the trenches, civilian life pretty much carried on as normal.
killer robots are not something that no one ever wants to see
Ooh! double negative!
What about the concrete cows!
I trust it's SMB 1.0 that it supports, just to leverage all the available exploits onto a new platform?
My other question is, are tongues the usual way of picking up shoes?
I think you would only pick up a shoe by its tongue if it is as a preparation to putting it on your foot, (you would normally pull the tongue towards the front of the shoe to open up the aperture to put your foot in).
You know what, thinking about it the above is wrong, and that yes you would normally pick up a single shoe by putting one or more fingers under the tongue.
For a pair of shoes, side-by-side, I would tend to put my fingers in one shoe, and my thumb in the other, and pinch the sides together to lift both.
And they dare to call this “AI”.
But this is AI, the actual level of competence of real AI, and not just data-mining, which is what the marketing types have hijacked the term to mean.
This is a computer learning from a mixture of teaching and its own experience, and is what real AI should be.
If the company owns the domain then it isn't a third-party script.
Modernizr is a third-party script library, as are JQuery et al. They are produced and distributed by a third party. Just because you host a local copy on your own domain doesn't make them not third-party.
it is clear that there were no "third-party scripts" involved
Modernizr is a third-party script library, as are JQuery et al. They were not written specifically for the BA site, or by BA's dev team, they were written by a third party...
No, they weren't hosted externally, but that's a different matter.
So the headline is technically correct.
The scripts WERE NOT hosted on an external resource, they were served from inside BAs infrastructure. The path they came from was:
However, they WERE third party scripts in that they were not written specifically for the BA site, but were local copies of script libraries freely available to web developers from various vendors.
In this case, they were modified versions of the freely available scripts, with malicious extra code added to siphon off users details to an external domain.
Ok... how do I load it with washing over the internet
Depends on what fabric you're using... apparently Brocade is quite fast.
Your sub heading made me think of Jeff Lynnes' opening lyrics for "Ticket to the Moon"...
Remember the good old 1980's
When things were so uncomplicated
I wish I could go back there again
And everything could be the same
Unless your company runs some weird custom middleware or specialized software
Yeah, like Active Directory, or Visual Studio...
It's not you, it's me.
In my experience, the current crop of Comp Sci graduates wouldn't have a fucking clue how to do this, nor why they should...
Difficulty breathing can be associated with heart problems, yes, as in congestive cardiac failure, or atrial fibrillation, where the breathing problems are due to a backlog of fluid in the lungs.
A heart attack does not usually cause breathing difficulty except as a consequence of the associated chest pain, however "shortness of breath" is often reported as a symptom as the body is trying to compensate for the lack of oxygen to the heart. There is no actual impairment of breathing.
making it difficult for oxygen to be circulated around the bloodstream
Nope. The article does not explain it very well, but the arteries which are involved are the coronary arteries which supply blood and oxygen to the muscle of the heart itself, not those which transport blood to the rest of the body.
A heart attack is actually the death of a portion of the muscle tissue of the heart, due to oxygen starvation caused by blocked or constricted coronary arteries. The proper term for a heart attack is a Myocardial Infarction, which literally means heart muscle death.
Note that a Heart Attack is not the same as a Cardiac Arrest.
Lumphammer at the ready...
Aah, so you're a waffle man.
Um, Badgers, maybe? They are quite fastidious about keeping clean, so they might want a washing machine...
No, no, no, no NO! US government funding for CVE will remove any and all trust I have in the system.
Did you miss the bit where it says the CVE is already government funded - just not on a long term basis.
Tide, I said stop!
Please stop the tide, my feet are wet.
Yeah, go on, try legislating encryption out of existence, see how that goes for you!
Next, there is blisteringly blindingly bright white, for 90% of the page, to keep you from being able to see anything on it [like staring directly into the sun].
I reckon there's a conspiracy among monitor manufacturers and web designers, to use as much white as possible, to decrease the useful life of the screen.
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