Got a link, my ex wants to buy.
50 posts • joined 14 Sep 2012
The law is black and white. A person should not be punished for something they have not done. The verdict was not guilty. Otherwise this is straight "Minority Report",
What is the doctor doing testifying about words in a consulting room.I thought that medical information is privileged,
His sexual behaviour is dangerous and goes beyond any form of BDSM. The correct procedure is to try and make him safe in society. He himself is worried, which is why he sort medical help. Pity that the doctor was unable to refer him for treatment.
Who sets the speed limit? Is it the same people that make roads more dangerous so psychologically influencing drivers to slow. Near me, they have turned a blind series of S bends into a single lane death trap for families out for a walk and cyclists. The near misses I have seen are frightening.
Yes, I've done that. Slammed on the brakes when I saw the camera because I was lost (no Sat Nav lock) and driving on a strange dual carriageway in Southampton. I was trying to spot the speed limit repeaters on the lamp posts, which were legally required to be there but were not. Legally I should have passed 4 or 5. So who caused the road hazard?
"In what way is my x86 machine with Firefox installed a "BBC only device"?
You are thinking hardware, the BBC device is a software device (formerly known as a programme ).
It is a method of locking in the user by not having open standards. It forces licience payers to use BBC manufactured devices (software). This is exactly analogous to forcing everybody in the 1950's to use a TV manufactured by the Beeb (because the transmission format is secret and restricted by law) and not one by Echo, Murphy, Bush etc. It kills inovation and freedom of choice. It stops you building your own TV. It is a monopoly. It is wrong.
You will, in the future, give up your soul by agreeing to the T's & C's to receive the benifits (Apple, Google) - and thus become a serf. You will also give up the souls of your friends by registering (and you didn't ask your friends permission), this happens now, try registering to anything using facebook.
Nothing wrong with that ! ! (Irony)
The Moto G uses a bastard file system originated by Microsoft, as part of Google's increased security for a Multi-user phone. Yes there is a crying need for phone sharing. This file system has many limitations and got you's. Gone are the days when an Android could be USB'd and the phone would be another drive to Linux. This is the reason I had to leave Ubuntu 10.04 for 14.04 .
" if the font size is too small, change your desktop resolution to get a more comfortable size, "
Nothing wrong with that. What good advice, you can save lots of money that way, there must be lots of CGA screens available at the tip.
"Because that's well known (man made increases in CO2) and hasnt been in any serious scientific doubt for at least a decade now."
The climate gets warmer then it gets colder. This has happened for millions of years, all without the intervention of man. In this cycle the CO2 concentration increases after the temperature rise ie the CO2 does not cause the temperature rise. This fact is a little unfortunate for the climate change industry but can be ignored, or explained away, as is done for the lack of temperature rise in the last 17 years.
"More like you buy a car, and after the warranty is up you find out when it breaks that the hood/bonnet is welded shut. Then El Reg posts instructions for making the car work a little longer, and someone screams from their Range-Rover about how that is unethical."
What really happens is you buy a Ford Focus and after a few years you find the bonnet (hood) doesn't open because the tried and tested bonnet release has been "improved" by being removed and there is now a key operated lock under the blue oval badge at the front. The mechanism is not corrosion proof so stops working, it is at the front and subject to road salt. Replacement parts cost £40, £62 and £3 plus labour. This year the local Ford has sold 200 at £40, 600 at £62 ie £45,200 plus labour say £200,000 to cure a design fault present since 1998. how much is that for the whole country?
If you can, should you, the customer, avoid paying for the manufacturers mistakes or should the manufacturer fix their mistakes for free? Remember they have had plenty of time to know it is a mistake and yet they still keep on making the same "destined to fail" parts. If I 3D print the plastic £3 part am I justified since Ford are selling this simple plastic shape at £3 million a tonne.
Yes, I have a Ford Focus with a firmly shut bonnet. The Mercedes is not much better, plastic bits are crumbling .
At least I'm not using XP.
In the real world the Beeb was superb. There were lots of connectors underneath for interfacing and Beebs were used all round the factory for test and measurement, Ken Jones wrote a data acquisition and FFT prog and the software for the Winchester Hard Drive. I think Derek Finch did the 3D display. We were a Geophysical company that somehow got into selling Beebs because we used them (the gross margin was 2% or 3%). We never used the network server ourselves though we sold lots to schools (£3000 for 10MB). A master and two pupils from Amersham wrote the network software in assembler. No documentation, it all appeared to be in their heads.
I claim the world's first CB contact solely using the BEEB's voice synthesizer. The voice chip had just come out and it was a Saturday morning. The contact thought he was DX'ing due to all the QRM in the showroom. (Beeb's were unshielded.) He was disappointed it wasn't a DX and not at all impressed he had been contacted by a voice synthesizer.
Yes, I was happy with my San Fran until I got the Moto G. An amazing improvement, no more waiting for a GPS lock before biking. MTP is a pain in Ubuntu. Android does so much over the air I hate to think what will happen with no signal - back to the Palm Pilot. But all in all I wish I'd waited for the 4G. That is progress.
Google requires an ordered society to make money for its shareholders. If Google does not support the ordered society then Google is acting against its interests. Ducking out of paying tax is also morally reprehensible perhaps it could be described as "doing evil". Now where have you heard that phrase before? Oh, some large corporation beginning with G used it in the corporate ethos.
Anyone know of a safe list of apps that only do what you expect them to do. ie play your music from your phone, show your just taken photo without requiring a data connection.
What I want is an app that reports what the other apps are doing. I bought my phone. Nowhere was it declared as an advertising/tracking/face recognition device for Tom, Dick or Harry.
You are crippling your Moto G by refusing this improvement. Don't you want a better life experience? It is nothing to be frightened of. Go on, step into "A Brave New World" .
This unmissable improvement is new boot animation screens, everybody needs those, don't they .............. to impress their street corner mates.
Don't you have mates? Don't you watch your phone boot?
I have recently been employed in the Ministry of Silly Walks. I feel sure I can add to the dynamism and inventiveness of your research department by adding a good dollop of fatuousness. I am a complete waste of space, pay me lots of money and I'll take the piss like the rest of your remittance men. I have a complete understanding of your C1 & C2 victims. I have many scenarios where it is inappropriate to be texting, so we will make lots of patents and benefit all of mankind......... who own shares.
Thank you Apple for looking after me.
Your future employee with the new Apple brown tongue device.
there speaks the Catholic Gillet woman, sorry for the spelling, whose daughter produced a child against Mummies teaching. I am glad my mother was against sexual ignorance, but then she had a brain and used it to think for herself.
What is the difference between Herr Hitler's creed and this censorship?
Agree,"DRM snafu" exactly my first thoughts. M$ made DRM to lock you in so that even your display has to be authorized and decrypt the input otherwise your 50" monster displays in VGA.
However, I don't believe this glitch has anything to do with the mains frequency 'cos TV's are computers and the refresh rate can be anything the graphics chip is capable of and is decoupled from the input.
So the DRM monster has turned round and bitten its creator. GOOD.
I am puzzled by this as a cause.
For aliasing to occur the sampling frequency is lower than the upper frequency of the signal.
So what is doing the sampling in the case of the helicopter shaken apart by by aliasing?
Perhaps what is being referred to is the low f components of the flappy blade system and their harmonics which excite structural resonances. These will be seen in the fft spectrum. This has nothing to do with aliasing.
At last, somebody who uses his eyes to see who owns iPhones. It is the chavs who have the iphones 'cos they are status seekers and at £30 a month it is less than an evening at Weatherspoons .
And of course iPhones are good design with an easy interface and distinctive logo branding so the brand is differentiated and you are then "somebody" by owning a logo. Nike trainers - anybody? It is the great success of marketing iPhones that they are already down market but nobody realizes.
While waiting in outpatients I heard a Green woman explain how she was going to run for election and would stop involvement in foreign wars and Trident. Obviously she had not heard of North Korea and long range missiles, so a Sara Palin of the left.
I presumed this was for the council elections, so Winchester will not be fighting any wars or being attacked.
Yours is the most stupid post, the trouble is you drive on country roads and so do I.
Can you see round corners? and stop in the distance you can see?
You must be a school run mum to that posh school in the country. I have a video camera on my bicycle for posthumous evidence against road twats like you .
"Never had an accident in the country side", then you are not driving fast. Up banks, through saplings, in off backwards because you don't know the road but it is night so you see headlights.
The 205 1.9 was a nervous over-steerer, but I got thumbs up from bikers in Normandy over 20 miles.
A Focus estate is faster than the 1.9, same corner but probably resurfaced in 25 years.
The Sirocco GTi was impressive in the braking dept from 110.
The MkII 8 valve was a beautiful cross country car better than the 16V (overtaken less than 5 times in 12 years on small A roads) Oh and Scooby drivers don't like being overtaken by a SMART so they force you out.
The point is - nobody can drive fast on country corners unless you are young, immortal and selfish.
If you want real driving then fold the windscreen flat and creak the wire wheels round corners on skinny tyres while having to come down the crash G/B at above max, rpm. If you drive then you will know the omitted details and perhaps keep the boy racer to your urban life.
How often have you signed up for a year at one price only to have a price increase imposed after a month or two. Of course the telco didn't know it was putting up prices just after the massive advertising campaign.
This ruins any attempt to be a savvy shopper and negates all the work you put into your comparison spreadsheet.
This unprincipled behaviour encourages similar behaviour from consumers; which is not good for all of us.
I am overwhelmed by your skilful and cogent arguments. Such erudition in one so young and all deployed to provide a smokescreen for Google. Why does Google need a smokescreen? It is the "do no evil" monopoly so needs no more defence than the facts. That is the problem for Google, the facts speak for themselves and actions speak louder than words.
There is some confusion about the role of Google on the internet. Google is not a search engine it is, in fact, an advertising service, that is how it makes its money. There is a conflict of interest when an advertising service is also a retailer and an even greater conflict when it promotes its products above those of its advertisers. The Google advertising service gets its footfall by pretending to be a search engine. The European Commission should consider the behaviour of the monopoly advertising service called Google.
The salient facts (as presented) are :
1)A mammal attempts communication with other mammals.
2)The other mammals are very excited by this.
3)Communication attempts continue for four years. (Perhaps they are a bit thick?)
4)The other mammals do not return the communication attempt. (They are.)
5)The mammal scientist reports via the Seven Seas Sonar net (sss.) that there is no intelligent life on the earth above the waves.
Are homo sapiens so incurious that they didn't wonder what the message was?
If your model does not predict the Little Ice Age or the Medieval Warm Period then it isn't a useful model.
If you haven't tested the predictive capabilities of your model then you are not a scientist and "climate science" is not a science. So why are we spending Billions?
Another thing, if the earth is warming why aren't we measuring the temperature of the earth rather than the air?
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