Re: a question to ponder
why don't The Avengers put some adverts on the side of The Incredible Hulk?
It might make him angry?
3107 posts • joined 19 May 2010
why don't The Avengers put some adverts on the side of The Incredible Hulk?
It might make him angry?
I really don't understand the business model of websites that rely on adverts for revenue.
He / She says, whilst posting on The Register - a website funded by Ads.
You know when you sealed the rift in the Medusa Cascade...
Did you forget the back door?
I wouldn’t want my car to double up as my bicycle or an aeroplane
So... you don't want a flying car then?
Pah! Call yourself a commentard...
It even needed wiping and refreshing periodically.
Did you have to pick it up and shake it?
We need a link at the bottom of the forum (comments) pages to take you back to the home page, without scrolling back up to the top.
Where it says "The Register" in red used to be hyperlinked, but it isn't any more.
Please, please please! can you put a link at the BOTTOM of the comment pages which lets me go back to the main articles page, so I don't have to scroll all the way to the top to get back there.
September 1993, that was the problem.
Oops, Muphry's law (sic)
When using the pedant icon, check you work...
I doubt she would have been cancer-free having plutonium against her neck since 1957.
When I was six or seven, I was bought my first wristwatch - a Timex if I remember correctly - which had each hour marker, and all three hands (hour, minute and second) painted in Radium paint to glow in the dark.
A few years later, in a school physics lab, we were introduced to a Geiger counter, which registered my watch quite strongly!
I had been wearing all that radioactive goodness every day for a number of years, as I'm sure many other people of my generation will have done.
So, a Bonded solution, if you will...
Cables in the ground are designed to stand in water. Pits fill with water.
In my (UK) experience, the legacy underground copper telephone cables - the major trunk cables with 100 pair / 200 pair - are polyethylene sheathed with a foil wrap as a moisture barrier, then a paper wrap, then the cores with PTFE insulation, and are filled with petroleum jelly.
These are pretty resistant to water, but the polyethylene does become porous over extended time periods.
The bigger problem is where joints are introduced, these are commonly sealed in a Polyethylene tube with liquid resin poured into formers at the cable entries, then wrapped in self-amalgamating tape and latterley heat-shrink tubing. These tend to lose their watertight properties quite quickly.
It's rare,in the UK for armoured cable to be used in ductwork.
It looks like WordStar to me...
Twat: Are you good?
Person: How can I possibly answer that?
"I'm normally fairly well behaved, thank you"
"Surface Phone" and then Andromeda speculation has circulated for years since Microsoft withdrew from the handset business; the final Lumia models emerged in late 2015 and early 2016.
Well, a year and a half, anyway...
But see icon
to foster an internet environment where security - at least to the level that HTTPS can provide - is something the average user doesn't need to concern themselves with
I appreciate that.
But what they will achieve, instead, is that the end user will see scary warnings when browsing perfectly innocent, and safe, websites.
The Chrome update is designed to spur the millions of sites still using HTTP to adopt HTTPS.
For millions of sites, which don't require any user input, and merely serve pages of information, there is no reason to use HTTPS, and to label them "insecure" is just scaremongering.
Yep, well said.
A Dalek is effectively a one-man (Kaled) armoured car, not autonomous or robotic.
At a stretch, one could argue it is a cyborg, in that the Kaled's organic abilities are enhanced by the Dalek suit.
sent to the BBC for approval before filming.
That doesn't necessarily mean that what they filmed was quite as scripted...
And thirty-five years later, the Master was watching the Teletubbies. How the mighty are fallen!
I learnt a lot of swear words from the Clangers, impressive really since it was all done on the swanee-whistle, but there's no mistaking "Oh Fuck" even in the Clangers language...
whilst brining back the mouse
Hmmm, salt cured mouse?
Bad form replying to myself, but I just thought of another one...
It should be called "Developers, Developers, Developers"
Can't believe you didn't offer it...
One must be living under a totalitarian regime
Welcome to Britain
The way to prevent the inappropriate use of the data is to stop using it inappropriately; not to stop the data being collected in the first place.
Well no, not necessarily, the gathering of the data might be inappropriate too.
In today's society, it seems to be the default assumption that you should collect as much data as you can about everything and everybody.
Sometimes, it would be good if organisations stopped and thought about whether they actually should be doing that, or if they really need to do that.
At first, there were a group of fantasists who believed it was an alien starship. Those claims were quickly debunked by researchers who classified it as an interstellar asteroid
Those researchers are going to look bloody stupid when First Contact happens...
Petite tranchet arrowheads go back to the Mesolithic which was a few thousand years beyond the C15th.
Oh yes of course, I wasn't trying to suggest that the bow and arrow were a new idea in the 15th Century, rather that they were still considered a decisive weapon at that point.
It wasn't until the late 15th that firearms were starting to be used on battlefields in Europe, and of course initially only as bloody big cannon, not hand-weapons.
I'm not sure when it did originate
10th century, according to various sources - it is originally of French / Norman origin, long before the Grimms happened upon it.
For context, the Chinese were just beginning to use fire lances at the start of the 11th century.
The Battle of Agincourt, which was notable for the mass use of the longbow as a decisive weapon, wasn't until 1415, (15th century) and the first hand-held firearms appeared in Europe a decade or two later.
I forgot, sarcasm doesn't get across very well on El Reg unless you add /sarc...
Yes, she would for initial investigations. But as he was shot facing her, it'd be self defence and she'd be let off.
Really? Going on recent history in the UK, she'd more likely have been convicted of illegal possession of a firearm, attempted manslaughter, and parental neglect...
Traditionally, Little Red Riding Hood was saved by a hunter / woodsman with an axe, no firearms involved...
Yes, thanks, I was aware.
In fact I was watching the film with my daughter this weekend, but don't tell anyone...
It scans and everything...
It's not, it's I'm going t' pub, where t' is an contraction of 'to the'
Yes, that's right, but frank ly is also correct, as you originally wrote I'm from't north.
Wrinkly and smelly, and crackle when you bend them?
I'm a bit older than five and I've never learnt how to catch a ball.
Tell you what, I'll change my statement to read "most five year olds" how's that?
And the point is, that robotics and AI are nowhere near achieving even the basic building blocks of the systems which would be necessary to enable a robot to catch a ball.
Boston Dynamics Atlas robot has just about mastered the basics of walking, running and jumping without falling over, But it's not autonomous, it has no reasoning, and cannot even identify if a ball is thrown at it, never mind catch it.
it will be a long, long time before a robot can detect a spherical object travelling through the air towards it, calculate the trajectory, take into account wind, friction, spin and all the other factors, and move itself or place its end-effector in the right place to intercept and capture the object.
Or catch a ball, as any five year-old can do.
It's just a knee-jerk reaction in the finest tradition.
We already have Interpol, which mostly works, so why not just add an Infosec branch to the existing organisation... And whatever you do, avoid the C word when you name it.
Hmmm, "Rapid Response Force" and EU bureaucracy don't sit well together.
"Cloud" is a magic place where only the initiated may tread.
T.A.H.I.T.I. - "It's a magical place"
Get it, twerp?
I don't think you get it, do you.
Assange IS a fugitive from justice - he jumped bail and went running to the Ecuadorian embassy. He's still wanted for that.
The Brits won't send him to the US unless there's an extradition warrant issued, which there isn't, and never has been.
I do wonder if half the people who splurge the SJW acronym around even know what it stands for, nowadays.
If evidences may put sources at risk, you may want to avoid that.
So that means then, that governments, or journalists, are free to publicly accuse an individual or company of malfeasance without presenting any evidence to support those accusations.
This is surely not how it should be?
...doth protest too much
I sense a shift in editorial stance on this, and I wonder why.
If governments want to claim that Kaspersky is a security risk, perhaps they'd like to offer some evidence of this.
Why would El Reg ask Kaspersky for evidence that the US is persecuting them? It's quite obvious that the drive to demonize Kaspersky started ever since Kaspersky's Antivirus identified malicious software on an NSA staffer's machine in 2014.
While Windows NT 4.0 pointed to a future free from MS-DOS, the majority of the Windows user base simply did not have the hardware to run much more than a jumped-up version of Windows 95.
To be fair, the original NT 4.0 was not really suitable for use as a home O/S, it took quite a few service packs before that was useful, and the price compared to 98 was prohibitive as well.
Plus, it didn't have drivers for many common domestic peripherals. Even network cards were a bloody nightmare to set up under NT 4.0, I remember fighting with a 3Com Etherlink 3C509, fiddling with dip switches to set the IRQ and memory range for hours before NT would work with it.
Honestly gov, yes, yes I did rob all those banks, but that was back then! I'm operating under new rules now. I've got a new code of conduct. So you should definitely let me be the head of the Royal Mint, so I can prove to you just how much I've turned over a new leaf...
“Shall I tell you about angels, Mr. Lipwig?" said the Patrician pleasantly. "I know two interesting facts about them."
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