Pretty sure that was an old BOFH episode.
.... found it: https://bofh.subversivedata.com/story/1998/4
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Pretty sure that was an old BOFH episode.
.... found it: https://bofh.subversivedata.com/story/1998/4
you guys aren't ever going to get off there "do not communicate" list. You know that right?
All up, Brilliant article, I know some muppets already standing in line for it.
This week's episode reminds my of the news story a couple of years back about the Nepalese (I think) Airways who sacrificed a goat to repair their avionics.
"It was Motorola who started the bloody stupid fad, about two years before Apple and the rest lemming'd merrily after them."
A number of Compaq/HP iPAQ PDA's and Smartphones had them dating back to atleast 2003
And if I recall correctly, they were actually built by HTC.
Time to raise another in Lester's memory
The droid made me think of Marvin from HGTTG....and I'm okay with that.
If my memory serves correct (and I think this was covered by Groklaw) Apple has the habit of interpreting FRAND as "give it to us for free, and you can't use any of ours" where most agreements seems to be reciprocal "you can use our patents for free, and we can use yours for free".
Back when I was an IT Student (at a certain campus on the Berea .... a few years before the Technikon had it's 2002 name change ... that should be vague enough to keep it anonymous), I was a student technician at the IT Computer labs (meaning we did all the grunt work of rebuilding pc's stuffed by first year students .... after some complete bastard changed the autoexec to ask them if they wanted to format the c drive.
Anyway I digress, we had an Oracle server there (running on a solaris machine). Each 2nd and 3rd year (and BTech) student had their own user with their own DB running on it for their project work. The problem was that it was running out of space. So we were tasked to look at it. Turned out the Senior Lab Technician (a FTE) was using that machine to keep his porn stash....3/4 of the hard drive was packed full of it (the hdd was a monster for the time, can't remember the exact size, but considering I was able to purchase a massive 20GB ide hdd at about the same time, I think it was between 40GB and 60GB).
This same Snr Lab Tech used to try save money, by not purchasing CPU fans and getting us to underclock the pcs. After the third melted motherboard, he finally let us order cpu fans for all the pcs
There was another incident with him where we were having to shut down whole sections of the lab and do complete wipe and rebuild of the machine's to sort out a virus that was spreading all over the place in the lab (got lots of overtime for that). while we're busy working on it he comes and asks us if we'd seen an email that had the suggestive subject "The Real Story of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves". We cautiously responded in the affirmative. He then asked us what was in the attachment as despite trying it on most of the computers in the lab he couldn't get it to run......when we informed him that it was the source of the virus we were dealing with he, an Indian, turned completely white. We thanked him for the overtime.
I actually still have an Encarta '98 cd lying around somewhere.
Dunno if I would want to go near it.....I saw that episode of Dr Who.
when working at a largish Engineering company (with offices in NZ, Aus, UK and Canada) and student in the head office read a (hoax) news item about a virus.
So he painstakingly went through and sent an email to all staff (all 1000+ of them, he didn't use the mailing lists) warning them of said virus. After the 3rd or 4th reply all to tell him it was a hoax the mail servers crapped themselves and our mail went bye bye for the rest of the day.
Surely the simplest option is for the guards to blow the thing out the sky with a punt gun?
Google won't let you create an account for an under 13 year old (which sucks as a parent trying to implement parental controls on the kids computer...it only take about 3 clicks to get to the weird part of Youtube. Microsoft does a better job in this space).
So if they did do multi-account in it, would it be able to respond to kids?
Shortly after the crash that killed the chap, I was having a conversation with an older gentleman, and he quite logically said, "if it's an autopilot, why would I bother to have my hands on the steering wheel and pay attention to the road, an autopilot is meant to handle all that"
And that's the point, calling it Autopilot means that people expect it to behave as an autopilot (regardless of what the manual says).
Because if Netflix don't abide by the regional content streaming rights them the content owners will take the rights away which means no content.
It's annoying and I don't like it but it's not Netflix who should be blamed.
I always enjoyed reading his articles and his wit.
He will be missed. *raises glass in remembrance*
My condolences to his friends and family
about a marketing chap deleted all his work because the confirm and cancel buttons were so close together......
If I'm going to do interval training using a heart rate monitor, I'm not going to be relying on my fitbit (charge HR), I'm going to be wearing a proper heart rate monitor (I need to replace my polar one but I'm not doing mtb racing at the moment so can't justify the cost)
The AC/DC concert in Auckland last year was picked up on the seismographs.
I encountered a tech site about a fortnight ago, it possibly had a solution for a problem I was trying to solve. It picked up I had adblock, and with no warning asking me to disable adblock banned our IP (so no one else at work could access the site without getting the same banned because you have adblock message)
This is the site: http://wsdlbrowser.com/
And their banned message http://wsdlbrowser.com/banned-by-adblock
looking at a hi re copy, you are correct, it looks pretty munted
http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/jpeg/PIA20284.jpg (8.3 MB)
That's why I stopped using it. It would generate a thumbnail cache of all your dropbox photos That you could not clear or move to the SD card which in my case would result in a 1.5GB cache.
As the article says:
"The German operator's T-Systems subsidiary will handle the data trustee functions, managing all access to customer data in the Microsoft data centres. “Microsoft will not be able to access this data without the permission of customers or the data trustee, and if permission is granted by the data trustee, will only do so under its supervision”, the announcement states.
Since Microsoft won't be in charge of the data, even an unfavourable decision in its US court case (in which the Feds want access to e-mails stored in Ireland) won't expose German customer data to American courts or law enforcement."
Now personally I don't like Apple *hrrawk ptui* very much (I don't own any of their hardware and refuse to even consider buying some)
But given they had their biggest launch (13 million units in 3 days) I don't think we can call it a legacy device.
(even though I will possibly rejoice when the kids stop buying them)
"Rather than uninstalling the Xora app Myrna should have simply turned the iPhone off. Work phone = work hours."
From what I can see she was required to be on call 24/7, so turning it off wasn't an option.
(that's in the legal filing the Arstechnica article links to)
Here I was hoping they would sign with NetFlix as NZ finally has NetFlix....now I'm going to have to jump through a number of different hoops to get an Amazon Prime account sorted
(yeah, I know not that difficult, but I'm lazy)
I understand the feds have evidence of him and his team actively making sure that any content on Youtube was to be ripped off and made available on the mega networks.
the summary of their evidence is available here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/192754949/Mega-Evidence
because the manufacturers perceive those who would want the dual sims to be poorer folk. The presume that anyone else would obviously buy two phones.
Which I know is daft, but that would appear to be their thinking.
So that rules out using it with any mountain biking in forests.
if something like this becomes a standard on cars (I doubt it)
How long before the car manufacturers decide it should display advertising if your car is stationary with the engine running? Or if it detects a car is following behind you etc.
Audi experimenting with AMOLED displays for the tail lights a while back......looked way better than this.
"Your figures presume zero capacity left in the batteries of cars that use the facility."
If the batteries have any charge left in them, it would probably be a good idea for the facility to do a discharge first as batteries still don't like constantly being charged from partly empty. Which means your cycling will probably take longer for a battery that isn't completely discharged.
surely they're taking the piss?
alright I'll get me coat and be on my way.
"Fingerprint reader anyone..."
The HP iPAQ H5450 had that back in 2002......
Yes some of us still listen to that.
I see the HTC One M8 has a FM Radio, so that might have just made my decision for me. (a small thing I know, but do use the FM Radio on my S3 a fair bit)
People estimating dollar values have a nasty habit of assuming if you didn't buy their product you would have bought mine.
The problem is I could have just as easily bought someone-elses product.
For example I am one of the few weird people who was happy with my WinMo2003SE to WinMo 6.1 phones....I only moved to Android after the WinPho7 cock-up....for me Apple was never an option worth considering.
The fact that I went with a Samsung Galaxy S was because it was better than the offerings that Sony Ericsson and HTC had at the time, likewise with my S3.
And now when my contract is coming up for renewal again, I'm looking to decide if I want the HTCOne, the S5 or if I'm willing put up with WinPho8 for one of those awesome cameras the Nokia engineers managed to squeeze into the Lumia 1020.
Although I do think it would be nice if he could also pay the people he owes money to before we put on the plane out of here.
I wonder what the flag for the Internet Party is going to be? That red and black one he has stashed away in his basement that Whale Oil mentioned?
It wasn't a bad app, and infact still works just fine on my old iPaq 3630 when I fire it up. That's what originally got me sold on the idea that eBooks were definitely going to largely replace hardcopy books.
In my admittedly limited understanding of bitcoins each bitcoin is unique (which is why mining them is taking more and more computational power).
How are fractions of bitcoins then managed?
Brilliant Simon. Have a pint on me.
or this one from Oakley?
I tried logging in to one of our clients this morning on IE11.....had to switch it to compatibility view (after I found the damn button) to get the site to render anything.
who didn't see that one coming.
The Trojan horse has done his work.
I will stick to to Kingsoft Office.
thanks for that. that was one of my issues with the update.
I recall a BOFH episode where they did something similiar.....
*has a look at his 3 year old Logitech headset*
Hmmmm, I see two very similar ones on there. the mute button even has a circle around it.
No, the Romans probably did record the Hatepe Eruption of Taupo in 186AD
"The Taupo eruption was at one time dated to approximately 130 AD based on 14C from carbonized vegetation enclosed in the eruption products. However, the 22 selected samples used to obtain an average date of 1,819 ± 17 years BP (131) had much larger standard deviations than the average date itself. Most if not all geologists now accept that the tephra or pumice fall from the eruption was far greater than previously thought, approximately 150 km3 (36 cu mi) instead of 14 km3 (3.4 cu mi). This means the event would have been visible from China and Rome. It was therefore posited by Wilson et al. (and is now generally accepted) that the meteorological phenomena described by Fan Ye in China and by Herodian in Rome were due to this eruption, which therefore can be dated exactly to 186 AD. However, recent radiocarbon dating by R. Sparks has put the date at 233 AD ± 13 (95% confidence)."
Meh, we took the kids down to Whakapapa Ski Field (on Raupehu) this winter a week after Tongariro erupted earlier this year. Apart from a bit of ash on the one road, and signs saying "no stopping due to volcanic activity" it was fine.
Of course the folk out Nelson way dealing with heavier ash raining down on their gardens didn't agree.
But that eruption was a small short one.
Jucy Rentals? Wicked Campers?
They're pretty cheap.
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