Re: Sage 50!
Sage 200 was worse than Sage 50 is? Are Sage numbering backwards or was that a typo?
Still, it worked for XBox...
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Sage 200 was worse than Sage 50 is? Are Sage numbering backwards or was that a typo?
Still, it worked for XBox...
Yeah, okay, I feel dense now.
Can someone explain to my friend the "Kyden-Titty, Fay" name?
I he gets the "fayk" bit but doesn't get the "yden" bit.
Personally, I often use Burton, Ernie...
It's friday and I'm hard of thinking. Is this article about the A3 home/office market? Or a professional grade thing?
Because I'm sure they made an A3 inkjet around 2000...
Okay, tabs within Excel I can understand, but is that really tabs across the entire Office Suite?
Dear Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, and Google.
If encryption in Australia is broken, it is your moral duty to block all traffic coming from Australian IP addresses. The data can't be trusted. You can't trust that it's correct coming in, and you can't trust that any response you give won't be compromised.
Same goes for any international financial service - block all Australian traffic.
It's one thing standing there with your hand in the air. It's another thing to actually stand by it. Do it.
I tried to get cards of my junk for 144 family and friends. Moonpig sent me some bull about the Royal Mail and gross indecency...
Doesn't First Direct use HSBC's infrastructure? Does this mean that their smug video has bitten them in the arse?
You can. But the general effect will be the same, even if Bong haven't deliberately removed him from their results....
I understand why the treasury gets involved if data leaks, banks look dodgy, or they shutdown key infrastructure, but what business is it of theirs if the online banking app goes down for a few hours? The money was still there and accessible, just not through one particular channel.
I get why *we* are annoyed by it, but I don't see what the hell it has to do with the treasury...
Should have said - yeah, I got that. It just seemed a rather weird joke for our wonderfully childish, pun loving hacks. I'd have expected it the other way round...
Just reminds me of the Tyson Gay headlines...
Why does the subheader refer to "Richardinsonia"?
Is it a joke more subtle than most, or has a bawlderising script/editor got involved somewhere it shouldn't?
( Since this is about rocks and fossils, should that be boulderising? )
That ligature font looked really nice at first. Then I saw their code samples and I realised just how awful an idea it was. I'd quite like to be able to *see* === not have to guess it from it's relative width...
I have to admit that I've been tempted by ligatures on the web. Mainly because I quite like the idea of using the word "menu" but have it ligature to the hamburger icon. Strikes me as a nice accessibility wossit.
Now I'm wondering what Mitchell & Webb's "Diddlidee" adverts were actually for...
I told them they could either take it back & give me my refund, or I could place it on the hood of my sighted helper's car & plow it through their front doors in a shower of broken bodies, shattered glass, & chunks of brick. They opted to give me my refund.
Nicely done. I have a strange respect for people who know the right thing to say at the right time, and not 30 minutes later fuming in a local coffee shop.
There's only one possible safe option. Refuse to serve any web traffic from Australia, and refuse to accept any encrypted data from Australia.
There's no suggestion in the police ledger that he was checking the freshness. Anyone want to research what he claimed he was doing?
Quick goggle reveals "Senior Police Officer Charles Sharp told USA TODAY he does not believe the incident was mental health related."
Are you sure about that...?
It must be. I mean, it's impossible to put a phone down in under 59 seconds...
You don't need a license for a TV.
You need a license to receive TV signals at the time of broadcast. That covers TVs (all channels, possibly including satellite, not just BBC content), computers, and recording devices.
It caused an interesting edge case where it was illegal to watch iPlayer live, but not five minutes after the broadcast ended. They've now closed this loophole and you need a license for all iPlayer content, regardless of when (or if) it was broadcast. That's why you need a login for iPlayer nowadays. (That statement has been downvoted in the past, but contacts in Capita & BBC have assured me it was the driving force behind BBCID).
You don't need a license to have a TV for gaming, computer use, watching purchased prerecord (films, tv, etc), or streaming services like Netflix. Pretty certain you can watch the iPlayer equivalents from ITV/C4/C5 freely, but I haven't checked. I believe that watching broadcast TV that someone else recorded for you is against the rules, but god knows how they'd know.
I believe there used to be a few places where you didn't need a license if you only watched ITV/C4 but that was because BBC signals weren't available in those areas (presumably coastal areas with high cliffs or something. Those dark spots no longer exist.
Bloke on Radio4 this morning sounded like he wanted to go into details of what happened but had been told not to.
He said that the "very sophisticated" attack got card numbers and CVC codes but that encryption hadn't been broken. He also said that they hadn't spotted it, rather one of their trusted partner security firms (presumably one of those sites that verifies other sites are secure - in which case they suck) which suggests that maybe it was something hiding on a form page.
I've not checked the app out. Is it anything more than a wrapper for some html pages? If it is, it sounds like someone actually got in to their system and listened in there, which is quite a lot worse.
Interestingly, Radio4 said (and wasn't contradicted by blokey) that passports numbers had been taken too, but everything since has said otherwise.
Okay. I didn't mean that's all it does. I meant that's the main reason I normally realise I'm on an amp version. As in it doesn't seem to create (visually) anything that an averagely competent web developer couldn't have done without Google's input.
You'll (probably) only see amp if you are on a mobile and google search "the register google" (or whatever). Rather than sending you to the actual article it will either send you to a version they're hosting, or one that the news provider has created that it promises is small and mobile friendly. Which, as far as I can tell, normally just means removing the comments section.
OR allow biomechnical mods. Replace Oscar Pestorious's blade springs with real springs and let him do the 100m and long jump at the same time.
I know he's in prison, but with those new springs he wouldn't be for long. Just after he set a new high jump record...
WHY ARE THEY SPENDING MONEY ON [new technology] WHEN HALF THE COUNTRY CAN@T GET [two generations earlier technology] COVERAGE???!!!1!
Ms Pacman was the first game character I came to.
Well, that suddenly took an unexpected turn...
They stopped listening to people who didn't say what they wanted before the whole David Nutt mess nearly a decade ago. They're not even pretending nowadays.
When you're talking about timescales in the tens of thousands to millions of years ballpark, do they still count as coincidences?
Why? To preserve the species? Are we really all that worth it?
Ultimately, our only worth is so that some future squid creature can create a work of fiction about creating a safari park inhabited by creatures whose DNA was protected by multiple layers of fake tan...
To be honest, I'm not all that concerned about eruptions that last more than about 50 years. It used to be more, but it's going down by about one per year since 1975...
Trump knows all about hot yellow erup...
Hang on. I've just remembered which site I'm on.
Does this mean that anyone running a teeny tiny tor exit node is safe from accusations based on IP address?
If this were to be followed in the UK, would it also cover people who have a BT and allow a bit of their connection to be used by the BT cloud thing that is cluttering the 2G wifi round my way?
Sadly, the ones you can buy are all bogus...
Plod does love hiding from FOI requests.
I once asked how many people got speeding tickets, per month, along the length of the Cambridge A14 in a given year. Not where on the road. Not how fast. Not "camera, averaging, or plod". Just how many in each month.
Guess what their answer was?
Looking at the matches it does look like more caucasians where matched than african americans anyway.
I don't think that's disputed. The suggestion was that a African American face was more likely to trigger a false positive.
Surely if the training dataset had a statistically significant set of one type of facial characteristics like African American it would have been BETTER at spotting those matches (assuming it works!).
Depends on what the training dataset was. The training was probably done using all the faces Amazon could find, sure. But the matching was done against a small set with an unrepresentative racial balance...
The implied conclusion of the article is that the system can't correctly identify black faces. Which is quite possible considering how bad AI is at spotting black faces anyway.
But given that the prison system contains a disproportionate number of African Americans, it would be interesting to know if the results were skewed by the pool of criminal photos having a disproportionate number of black faces in it.
Not saying race wasn't a factor, just wondering where...
Shutting down every data centre sounds a touch far fetched, I agree.
But, I can see the benefits of occasionally taking a data centre offline, then doing various hard shutdown tests to see what comes back up properly.
Not that it's in any way accurate anyway. My (unprotected) IP address makes my location bounce between London, York, Carlisle and somewhere in the west country (if I use PlusNet), London, Rugby or Swindon (IIRC, if I use Virgin) and London, Ireland (just "Ireland"), Cambridge and Welwyn if I'm at work. Even Three frequently gives me an IP address outside the UK if several streaming services are to believed.
It's all come from information your browser supplied, so hardly personal info. If you're worried about that level of identification, tor and vpn are both over that way...
Tributes are usually virgins...
Sorry... I forgot we were all in the tech field. There will be enough of them around.
(This makes it awkward that I'm about to go test it myself, doesn't it? Ah, balls.)
For the love of god, don't let an AI "learn" about grumble flicks. It'll lock itself in a room and start creating artefacts of its own...
That was exactly my first thought. If they can remove text that's obliterating an image (interesting to know how they guess what should be underneath) then removing a subtle semi-transparent watermark should be simple.
But... how does it know what is text "noise"? If you feed it a street scene, will it go and rip the names off all the shop signs?
Companies should give them out to their users. Anyone found to have used it for the intended purposes just fired from a canon.
Similar (ish) recent job I had here.
PM : The website for users to access HR. Add a button to print the page.
Me : But... why? The browser does that.
PM : Not all users will know that.
Me : Okay. So what about if I make it so that everyone who presses that button has their contact details forwarded to HR for not being able to use a web browser?
PM : No.
200sq ft is "enormous"?
10ft x 20ft.
Apparently the estate agent was right when they called our front garden "enormous"...
Agreed. Shame about whoever the other one is supposed to be though...
That's a tad unfair to Nokia. Basically all phones come out of China nowadays. Sure, it's not a 3210 indistructaphone, but the "N" series phones don't pretend to be. They're half decent specced phones in a milled aluminium shell that's more deserving of the Nokia name than any of the MS devices were. The name has been licensed by a company trying to make good from it.
Atari is a different matter. The name gets slapped on pretty much anything regardless of quality by whoever owns it this week. Similar can be said of the Commodore devices that appear every now and then.
They've started to censor "Head" from Lou Reed's 'Take A Walk On The Wild Side' on the radio.
Absolute Radio, by some chance?
Yeah, the line "But she never lost her head, even while giving ____" shows how stupid censoring one word is. They'd probably say "it's the meaning, not the word", but if so why have I recently heard them play the lyrics "will she go down on you in a theatre" and "she can only come when she's on top"?
Censorship is sh*t.
Try being around in the mid-90s when ads in computer magazines were offering CDs with the entire contents of the Internet on them :)
It was great that they gave them away free every month, but needing a new one every month was a bit wasteful.
I prefer fake matey-ness to the bane of my life "Windows has recovered from an unexpected shutdown".
No, you fecking didn't. Nothing has been "recovered". You shit the bed, threw the sheets out the window, and are now sitting on a soiled mattress boasting about how everything's under control.
On that Union Carbide link, there's a picture of a young girl with hearing issues (#24 maybe?).
Never occurred to me that Indians could have blue eyes. That kid's eyes fecking bore into you. I feel personally responsible for the disaster despite being 8 at the time. And in the UK. And she's smiling. Christ know what would happen if she's angry. Some kind of X-men kind of thing, I assume.
Failing that, I assume the solar panels can adjust to get maximum light, so why couldn't they have been designed to clamshell shut, turn upside down, or vibrate slightly?
( Anyone else suddenly thinking of a rover doing jazz-hands with its panels? )
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