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Protests about taking finger prints at the border came to nothing, as will the handing over of passwords.
What next, a full DNA sequence and a brain scan in order to enter that god forsaken former colony?
Graphing tip for climate researchers (I'm looking at you NASA) if you want to have any credibility; don't release updated graphs where you've just rotated the data around the axis to make the past colder and the present warmer. https://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/05/02/a_tale_of_two_thermometers/
If all you've got is windmills, don't expect to grind corn unless the wind is blowing.
BT has already screwed over both their customers and everyone using wholesale broadband infrastructure with big prices increases to pay for the takeover of EE, and football for their failing TV channels.
People stopped using streetmap because it was simply not as good, in just about every way you can think of.
If it has been an equivalent offering with smooth scrolling and zooming instead of an incredibly tedious and clunky tiled interface, then they may have been able to argue the built in search results had something to do with it. As it is she's just made the lawyers richer, and literally lost the farm.
(US billion, not the UK one)
Oh please keep up at the back, the UK hasn't used the long scale billion since 1975.
Why go to the USA at all? That place is getting nuttier and more random for every year that passes.
Hell, I stopped going when they started finger printing people at the border. There are plenty of places to go that don't treat people like criminals being booked in to the cells.
@ Richard Scratcher & AC:
Or perhaps they are scared of the Mexican drug cartels, who are just as effective at removing opposition as their own medieval death cult.
What was the name of that reputation management company again Mr ACs?
Anyone who's business relies on this unfinished OS with its ever changing forced updates, is in for a world of pain. Pick an OS, make your applications work with it, don't change until something demonstrably better comes along.
Oh here we go again with the worlds top armchair military strategist - Voland, shouldn't you still be apologising and trying to scrub off that brown tidemark half way up Vlad's arm?
Oh for the days when people spoke in awe about the Cray vector supercomputers being the fastest money could buy.
2017 'Most ambitious programme of change of any government anywhere in the world'
2027 'Biggest IT disaster of any government anywhere in the world'
Sorry, needed to repeat your point and give it a title, so people can see it.
I'd have never kept my sanity all these years without cygwin to run bash, find, grep etc instead of the hopeless Windows tools.
The twisted tube in that photo doesn't look nearly big enough to be an external tank.
First they came for the marketeers, but no one cared as who knows what they really do.
Then they came for the sales, but no one cared as they only promise shit we can't deliver.
Then they came for the techies, and now we are up shit creek.
And you may wish to review my middle finger, this is an English language website.
Is ~10.000 an approximation with 5 significant figures, or European cluelessness as to what the decimal point is for, and should really be ~10,000 ?
Wall as I told you, there is no need to say it twice to say it twice.
Why the repetition on the quote in the article?
To prevent you bickering bunch of ACs call each other shills, either post in your own names, or take each others advice and shut up.
That's why they are drilling to rocks, to get samples unaffected near-vacuum and radiation.
Well another couple years when Ofcom can't go running to EU for help keeping to its dogma of 4 networks,Three could have another play for O2.
I stopped using Skype then, but I didn't get around to installing it from every machine until a few months ago, when we suddenly found it started up automatically after Windows updates, despite being set not to.
It's not just old hardware, I've got quite a few VM's (various distros) which are 32 bit, some of which date back to before 64 bit hardware, others were set up deliberately as 32 bit so as to minimise memory usage, but they've all updated smoothly through numerous major releases (except Ubuntu which broke twice).
Given most will be dropping 32 bit support soon, I'd like an upgrade path to 64 bit, but only Open Suse has so far done so. I converted Open Suse 13.2 to 64 bits and then upgraded to Leap 42.1 with remarkably little difficulty.
I think you'll find that denying the solar weather has any affect on the Earth's climate, is one of the founding tenants of the AWG theology.
I don't like the term knowledge worker, its almost as bad as sex worker. I'm all for calling a prostitute a prostitute, and a programmer a programmer.
Importantly, note that the "data mining" step in the article explicitly states that this is something human intelligence is no good at. It ultimately defines artificial intelligence as something qualitatively different from human intelligence.The human brain is extremely good at data mining, it just depends on what the dataset is. When recognising patterns in visual or audio data, and things we have experienced, it is far better than machines. When it comes to a data mining a billion supermarket transactions in a database, then the computer is better.
They couldn't do a Talk Talk defence and bluster on about a tiny number affected users, and hope some more idiots will join up next week, developers aren't that stupid.
The summer season starts on the solstice, which is indeed June 21st this year.
The reason for assistive technology costing 10x more is because it either qualifies for direct government subsidies to individuals, or disability discrimination law means businesses have to provide it for employees that require it.
Some products such as full screen readers are very complex products which are expensive develop and keep up to date with every change to the underlying operating system, so would not be cheap under any circumstances. But subsidies or captive markets really put those extra zeros on the end.
The days of clay copies are indeed long behind us, a simple photograph and a 3D printer is all you need these days.
And those safes in the room, even if they weren't next to useless security wise (default master codes) and far too small for anything else but a couple of passports and some jewelery, they are usually at additional cost, and most people don't bother.
Won't somebody think of he cats.
There are plenty of ARM chips with fast interface buses, just not the cheapest SOCs aimed at mobile phones or set top boxes which are used in Raspberry Pi like boards.
@PhilipN are you arguing for more legs? How many, 4, 6 or 8?
16TB is a horrific amount of data to lose, when just enough Helium has leaked out to cause the heads to be aerodynamically unstable and crash in to all those tightly packed platters. But then again, a similar sized SSD running out of write life will also ruin your day. So if there's one thing about these large drives that is for certain, you'll need to use more of them for backups.
Last night my 3 year old had exactly the same reaction to being called snowflake as Bombastic Bob, he called me a "poo face" and bagged the keyboard until a lot of capitals letters came up.
Lets hope this isn't the start of another National Enterprise Board thowing money at buzz words and lost causes.
They want to do for Internet security what climate change has done for scientific rigor?
Gawd help us!
That's probably sooner than they'll have finished writing the cargo ship full of micro SD cards.
El Reg has always been a tabloid!
BT: stop spunking money on sport for BT-TV no one watches, leave that for the fools on Sky to pay for, and get back to providing a phone/broadband service.
tl;dr Ask Watson: How do we make some fucking money out of you?
A decreasing number of distros are supporting x86, AMD64 is what they are targeting now.
The fix is simply to say NO when Chrome asks if you want to enable this piece of malware.
Not if it's a fast gamma ray burst, or other short lived phenomenon.
My 3 year old is very much in to rockets, and every time he sees one, he asks me if it is going to the moon. I have to explain to him that men first when to the moon when his daddy was his younger brothers age (1), and no one has been since his daddy was his age. Worst still, I now have to tell him that those brave astronauts are very old, and half of them have died.
I just hope he keeps up the interest without the spirit of discovery from the manned space program that characterised my childhood in the 70s and 80s, and him and his brother live long enough to see mankind take the next giant leap on to another world.
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