It must be true. He was wearing a yellow high-viz waistcoat when he said it
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It must be true. He was wearing a yellow high-viz waistcoat when he said it
My view is that the industry is half way there. It has cracked the "Artificial" bit. Now it needs to work on the "Intelligence" half of the definition.
People have lost thier pron account details to hackers.
WHO in their right mind /registers/ at a pron site? why would you give the shady classes /any/ personal data? These people are, by definition, dodgy as fuck and even harder to get hold of than a jellyfish flambe!
And why would you need to? there is no shortage of pink (or non-pink) pixels to be had, and frankly when you have seen one you have seen them all.
Lambs to the slaugher, the lot of them. No sympathy at all.
My feeling is that it is called Drawbridge because they can pull it up at any time without notice.
As they have done to so many previous initiatives.
There are at any one time around 400 people graduating from arts and theatre degrees, and a backlog of established actors.
Why does Bond have to be someone we have already seen in 24 other roles?
Nah. These checks were an essential precursor to launching, the insurance company would get laughed out of court trying to evade.
Loads of satellites get destroyed before reaching orbit, the insurance for them is pretty mature these days.
If this one was not /adequately/ insured that is the client's fault, not SpaceX. Bluster and Bullshit
it asked me a few minutes after logging in, which was amusing. It reckoned I had not changed it since 2012, which is a bit rum because I only signed up this February....
Printers are made of compressed misery, and filled with liquid evil.
good point, well made. I live on too many systems.
Frankly if they put a bit more effort in, they might have sold a few more. They [i]looked[/i] very pretty. But there never were any in PCwhirled, or JohnLewes, so they can't have been that bothered
I had long correspondence with the bloke at CloudMagic Email, which I use on my Android phone and IOS tablet because it shares the accounts setup. The free version is still free, but they are selling a clever little add-on that flags incoming emails with stuff from the sender, like thier facebook or linkdin profiles.
The asking price for this little gadget is something ike 50 times as much as I value it at, so of course I have not bought it. The developer chap was quite open about needing the money to keep things working, and I pointed out that his little toy was going to cost me more than I pay mail.com for the underlying service.
I just removed evernote from my devices.
Only shame is that the Ubuntu "note" application on the M10 tablet did a good job of using Evernote for distributed notes. I guess they will now have to find something else.
I have Onenote on my Office365 account, so I don't need Evernote as well. I /might/ have paid for it, if the price was sensible, but they wanted more per month than it was worth to me per year.
I have 4 twitter accounts, one of which I only use for recieving winter driving condition reports, and it would not be hard to make more than on Fzcebook account
Yes I was going to say "surely been done before"
What will El Reg be without him
Speaking as someone who was once on a small aircraft approahing Sumburgh airport in the Shetlands in pretty turbulent weather - when we dropped from 4000 to 2000 feet in a matter of seconds, and the seat in front of me came off the rails and went over my head, complete with occupant - I think the case is demonstratable.
My iPad, Samsuing, and Ubuntu phones all use HERE maps. The 'buntu one came with it.
It's jolly good, and so is the phone. Got the same problem with an app desert that Window,s Blackberry, and Firefox had, but the ubuntu phone and tablet are first rate, and HERE maps is impressive.
Quite. I have taken the opportunity to go from 8Mp to 12Mp to 18Mp to 28Mp, but only because I needed to buy a new camera at each time.
That said, the Olympus's OM-D E-M5 II is interesting. It's "only" 16Mp, which is a perfectly reasonable sweet spot for taking jolly good pictures - but if you tripod mount it it subverts the image stabilisation motors to dither the sensor about and take a 50Mp image. That's clever, and I can see myself being attracted. But there is no /point/ in going backwards from AP/C to micro4/3rds, and from 28 to 16 just to get 50. So my wallet is safe.
I'd forgotten about https://www.rollapp.com/app/lowriter which has been round for a couple of years, and so I went to check up on it. It can use several cloud services, dropbox, box, googledrive, onedrive, and summat called yandex. So this new thing might be pointless. but still fun to fiddle with
OK, I have the cloudy thing installed, and it looks as good as any other. But when I tried to edit a document, it is less than perfect.
It all works, but the status line is drawn too close to the menus, so you can't see more than half a line of the document: http://i64.tinypic.com/6rn04h.jpg
I could say lots of grumpy things like "long overdue" or ask why a choice of cloud storage systems is not available, but hey. It's cool. Well done lads! (and ladesses)
Yes. where "A Little" == "Almost too"
Re-use is a good thing, recycling is better than scrapping, and making the most of existing designs is just good engineering.
it is clear that they have updated some components as well, so it is just sound business.
I have: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3997650 and http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/2594600 are quite recent, and it is not painted white.
Allegedly the poll is currently topped by "Boaty McBoatface"
"End of Empire"
After all, every other government policy is so well-founded, based upon valid research, and entirely without unexpected consequences.
oh, hang on....
I am surprised that HP still employ such large numbers that they can remove 1000 without it having any effect on the business
>Having a TV does NOT mean I have to pay the BBC a fucking penny!!!
You might be differently correct about that, you know, unless it is not connected to an antenna and not switched on.
I fancy one of they
We have a carefully written and reviewed suite of user manuals, but our customers are too dim to read them, so they have written their own. It is apparantly now my job to proof read it and to "make it easier to understand".
My Grandaughter is deeply involved with literature about one Peppa Pig, and even she could understand it.
Aye, no matter how we got here, it is now the precident that matters more than this case.
I see no reason to suppose that Apple /can/ do this. Who knows how they wrote their encryption?
I think so. It is the old days of "the mainframe" brought up to date, with the browser as a thin client and all services delivered through apps.
I really liked my 10" netbooks, under Ubuntu, but the manufactuers never fitted a proper screen because of Microsoft meddling.
Now I want to replace them the same people who sold me one for 300 beer tokens want 900 for summat similar. Still without a decent screen.
They /should/ have done this a decade and a half ago, instead of relentlessly inventing and abandoning APIs and development tooks.
because it is the name not the product that matters, after all!
One press release said it could land with just one rotor> I notice the word "safely" was missing.
It is minor details like that, and the diameter of the rotors, that has me crying "bullshit"
Well, I would have done. I was planning to sit out 8 and build a machine for 9, when it came, but had to do summat sharpish and ended up paying for 8.1 as a distress purchase. I could not get an OEM copy of W7
If 10 had not been free I would have cheerfully paid for 10
So they included all the people with Lumia phones in the total?
All six of them?
Got told off by Geograph Towers for posting this. They are looking for paid part time sysadmin(s)
First plan: document the existing system
The Geograph project at www.geograph.org.uk has been going for ten years, collecting photographs of the UK & Ireland laid out on the National Grid mapping system. There are currently 4.7 million photos. The project is regularly backed up by the British Library's Web Archive, so those pictures are saved for posterity. The original idea was to collect photographs representative of each 1Km square, an objective still incomplete. But it has also developed something of a social history flavour too, and is committed to recording change as much as a single snapshot.
Since we started compettion has arisne from Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram, among others, but Geograph is still unique in being moderated (very lightly - only to avoid obvious errors), geolocated, and searchable using a range of metadata (some provided by the photographer, some automatically). The site has a number of user forums, blogging tools, and other attractions.
It is an entirely volunteer run project, and the principle volunteer, one Barry Hunter, does a wonderful job. But he needs help. More volunteers and newer skills are needed to take the project forward. As well as running the existing web site, we are looking for people who can modernise it, and perhaps produce apps for posting direct from mobile devices.
See http://www.geograph.org.uk/blog/?tag=job%20posting for details
Everyone welcome as Photographers, contributors, and volunteers.
I nearly bought one till I saw the price
I thought they were a nasty money grabbing bunch of tossers.
Now I am certain.
If you went over 1Tb it automagically changed to 2Tb.
What I find peculiar is the attempt to blame a handful of over-enthusiastic people whose only error was to believe that unlimited meant what it said.
I don't use any form of cloud storage for anything at all important. I was quite pleased with the idea of unlimited storage as part of office 365, as a sensible admission of the obvious, but have actually used (checks up) around 2Mb of it so far.
But without actually causing me any harm at all M$ have completely undermine my recently recovered trust in them, W10, and Office, as sensible ways to use a computer. It has taken me many years to be comfortable using them again, and after a few months they have kicked me firmly in the bollocks.
I have alternatives.
So does a Trollop. And I don't think they should be criticised either.
HP, Dell, and street whores are all in the business of giving the customer what they want at the price they are prepared to pay, as quickly as possible. It is unsurprising. Just good business.
Lenovo have adopted a more thoughtful approach, which is their choice to make and I doubt it will be to their disadvantage either.
Both approaches make sense, so good luck to all of them.
Buying PCs again? Would that be because they don't come with Windows 8 any more?
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