Needs more monolith.
Possibly a pile of parts also.
2223 posts • joined 13 Jun 2007
Possibly a pile of parts also.
"Anyone who claims they're atheist on intellectual grounds is deluding themselves -- one way or another, we've all been acculturated."
Only morons are like that. The rest of us make our own minds up whether we end up agreeing with our friends and family or not. Only the ignorant do not constantly question their own beliefs and values. You do hear of priests and vicars (and just normal churchgoers) who have decided they're atheist because their constant scholarship meant they lost their faith.
The same goes for other beliefs too, of course, whether it be in Socialism, Capitalism, AGW or anything else you care to think of.
Our whole lives should be spent being open to change and receptive to new ideas.
It reminds me of "... Your call is important to us..." when, surely, a less defensive (so more believable) way of putting it is "... Your call is important to us..."?
It's almost as if they want you to know they're lying and they couldn't give a shit.
"Quite frankly, I am amazed that there are people so lazy or lacking of taste so severely as to voluntarily forgo the joy of eating proper food in favour of drinking that baby-milk formula for adults"
It amazes me that some people assume the whole of humanity is as able as themselves in every respect. It amazes me that some people think their second-rate cooking is worth the time and effort just to get some fuel. It amazes me that some people are so rich in time and money they assume everyone can afford to taste the best food in the world without making some sacrifices.
Not all of us are rich, successful gourmet chefs -- some of us can't eat what we love every day and, instead, choose to fuel our bodies whilst we save the time and money to enjoy things.
He's been in Who too now so could be...
Edit: Darn I see I was beaten to it.
Mouse and keyboard to control video from my PC? Why would I do that when I've a perfectly good iPad that makes a good trumped-up remote control (and not much else)?
Yup, just like you do with cable TV, satellite TV and terrestrial TV signal cables. If your house isn't already wired for CAT6 then you might as well use it as an excuse to the wife. If you're in rented accommodation it could be more difficult but any landlord who doesn't allow CAT6 or cable ducting or another solution isn't doing themselves any favours.
Yes, I do realise there are exceptions and the above is not a judgement if you haven't run CAT6.
"You can't use any apps while the menu is open so why not use the screen to display more things at once?"
Bullshit. Or am I imagining reading email or monitoring a script's progress whilst opening the start menu? Am I imagining watching video or using Skype while the start menu is open?
If it's male talent you want how about Jack Davenport?
She's used to sci-fi time-travel roles and could play a convincing wife to River.
Good thing you weren't learning to ride a motorbike -- I'd hate to think how you'd turn up to your CBT...
"Perhaps the root cause of this "poor design hitting one in the face again" issue is people's idiotic tendency to anthropomorphize machinery."
In case you're not aware smarter people than you or I have been anthropomorphising computers for many years. If you want to go ahead and call people like Bill Gosper and Richard Greenblatt idiotic though go right ahead...
If it looks even remotely useful, as Liquidmetal did, then Apple will license it then fail to use it -- just so that nobody else uses it.
Exactly. This is about the control channel not the infection channel.
The annoying thing is it is, in my opinion, still rather a cool idea (if not completely obviousness) that could have some fun, non-malicious, applications.
Actually, it's pronounced Lee-nuks to sound like the name of its creator. There's a sound file out there and everything.
So, the "fix" for not allowing two female characters to marry is to go back to preventing same-sex marriage completely. A slow-clap for the "enlightened" Nintendo.
I want Aass aaS: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aass_Brewery
The phone manufacturers have decided we're not allowed keyboards and have to have these buttonless slabs so why can't they at least make them all water resistant? Why does this have to be an unusual feature? mobile phones are often used in situations where water resistance would be good yet there are only a handful of water resistant phones. Come on manufacturers and give all phones the hydrophobic treatment!
This is an application crying out for a Plan 9 install.
"... I wonder if you could rig the APT mechanism to fetch updates from a local, specially vetted, repo."
Short answer: Yes.
Longer Answer: http://wiki.debian.org/HowToSetupADebianRepository
Well, yes, I am aware of the proposals for DRM and the fact that they have not been accepted. However, it appears that Robin Aldenhoven is not as he seems to think that DRM is included in HTML5 for some reason.
So either I am better informed than somebody who should know better or he knows something the rest of us don't.
""So Spotify made a great HTML5 player for its service, but they forgot their encryption. Nice!" Aldenhoven wrote in his code bundle on GitHub."
Since when did HTML5 allow any kind of DRM? Or is that his point?
Personally I'd be happy to see DRM on streaming media as long as I can buy a decent copy without any usage restrictions beyond rule of law (e.g. CD, SACD, DVD Audio).
Well, I'm sure I'm not an average user but what I do is:
Web browsing + posting/commenting.
Watching video from a variety of sources (DVD, iPlayer, etc.).
Some games (Alien Arena, Nexuiz et al).
Second Life, sometimes.
Run VMs with other distros, Windowses, web servers and the like for practice/fun/helping friends.
A few more things I can't recall.
A couple of friends record their music using Ardour and other Linux based software. Apparently there are companies selling audio software for Linux and the Linux Audio community is huge including people who only use FOSS and those who will use proprietary also if it works for them.
Lack of trackball may be a deal breaker fro me too.
I'll have to find a demo model in a bricks-and-mortar store and see whether it's as bad as I imagine having to prod a piece of dirty glass in precisely the right place to get things done. If it's anything like the iPad for text selection and link-clicking I'll likely not be buying one. It's a great shame as I've been holding out for one for a while now hoping it would be a traditional Blackberry with a funky new (for Blackberry) OS.
Rather than having a tether could they, instead, have an induction loop? That may not be ideal for long-distance surveillance but cold allow for testing and some use cases such as searching inside confined spaces.
@tabman: Sadly El Reg don't sell them any more as the store has closed. I think searching fr "tritium keyring" might show something up on google though.
@Yet Another Anonymous coward: It was attached to my keys -- even went through US security with it.
My Tritium keyring from El Reg never so much as raised an eyebrow.
"Corporate capitalism" is a contradiction in terms. What we have is not capitalism but corporatism -- sadly these thieves are branded as capi8utalissts when they are demonstrably not. Corporatism is tribal fascism and has nothing to do with capitalism.
I have been known to buy a woman a drink or two or a meal for the pleasure of their company for a little while. If nothing else it allows one to brush up on the conversational and flirting skills. When you're socially inept that's practice that's well needed and can actually pay off.
Your point about the repository ones being older is a good one.
On my install using Jockey to install the guest additions lead Ubuntu to choose the wrong resolutions for my monitor and it was only by deactivating the drivers from the repository and installing the ones from Virtualbox itself* that i was able to get the proper full-screen mode working.
*a very easy procedure of selecting "Install guest additions" from the Virtualbox media menu, clicking OK in Ubuntu, entering your password then rebooting for changes to take effect).
Are you from the US by any chance?
If you look at the weight of a standard family hatchback (e.g. Vauxhall/Opel Astra) you'll notice the kerb weight has increased by about 500KG since the 1990's. Could it be that you've just noticed that humongous gas-guzzlers have become lighter now that iron-block V8s have gone out of vogue?
Did you do any research?
I know the above is only one link or opinion, but the general impression seems to be that Spanish tap water varies from good, through "a little manky, but safe" to "possible pesticide contamination". Meaning it's hardly picky to talk about bottled water as a necessary precaution rather than a silly affectation.
I'm willing to bet that other first world western countries have worse water quality than Spain.
I'd like some more information also. Otherwise I'd say it's just people doing it wrong:
I have to agree there are better choices for boards like this and the Pi than Ubuntu. For starters with something this low powered you'd expect to be using LXDE, [black|flux]box or even XFCE rather than Unity. Heck, can Unity even run on something with less than 2GB RAM?
I would guess that's why Raspbian seems to be the default choice for the Pi.
I was given the impression that get_iplayer was downloading the (non DRM'd?) files meant for iDevices. Was I mistaken or may this break it?
That being my point. Sputnik was a lever to get something out of MS, was the deal on embedded licenses it?
I'm probably being too cynical but could this be the deal Dell needed some leverage with MS for?
This "DECC's figures reckon that not deploying smart meters in every UK home (by 2019) will cost consumers £6.3bn over 18 years" is, by the admission of the power companies, total and utter bullshit. How these arseholes can keep a straight face peddling this shit is beyond me.
These lying, thieving, scum have already stated that domestic electricity bills *must* go up and must go up by *a lot* in order to pay for infrastructure and the coming energy shortfall in the UK. What this is about is paying twice as much for half as much electricity.
Think I'm making this up or exaggerating? Read a few El Reg articles from the past couple of years on Energy supply and demand, rolling brownouts and the need for infrastructure upgrade.
Edit: Can't find the El Reg articles but this gives the gist http://www.uswitch.com/gas-electricity/news/2012/08/20/power-cuts-in-the-uk-110bn-of-infrastructure-upgrades-needed/
They bought a laptop of a kind not available in their country which had no box or manual and possibly had someone else's data on it. Where did they think it came from, Father Christmas?
So we know that the time machine has "will have going to have happened" happened but it hasn't yet happened happened.
Whilst a little glib this pop lyric sums up my experience and observation of human activity: women tend to like men who are well-paid, ambitious and, therefore, have enough resources to spend on a family (talking purely about long-term relationships, of course).
For one-night stands it's about pure pleasure so surely the tongue length is as, if not more, important as penis length?
Because most people spend most of their time in the browser, whether we like it or not. Personally, I hate webmail and prefer a separate client -- that puts me in a minority though. Similarly thing like Google Docs and other "cloud" stuff (again that I don't like/trust) is being used more and more. Heck, Chrome OS is just a browser and whilst it's not mainstream yet many are raving at how good it is.
Mind you, even I appreciate being able to play a multi-player FPS in my browser (See Banana Bread) even if it is mainly for the sheer "what, the, hell!?" of it.
I didn't mean for you to attach a bloody credit card reader to it!
Being aware of Windows mobile oferings before Apple got into phones and being aware of how Android managed to become more prevalent than Apple's mobile offering I can only think the author is a moron or a troll.
The panda advert makes perfect sense. If pandas realised they were omnivores and just ate people they'd not be in the mess they are now, instead they're stuck eating biscuits and looking cute.
I don't see a problem broadcasting the advert but it doesn't actually make sense to me unless you assume that a girl wants to "make out with" a pig, which is a little odd surely?
Mind you we have adverts where cups want things dunking in them, firemen squirt their hoses in a woman's throat and all manner of other illogical crud so I suppose it's normal for advertising.
"You sell the equipment AS-IS, with minimal guarantees etc..."
Do you have legal advice to back this up? The last legal advice I heard on the subject was that selling kit dirrectly is a no-no because of the warranties and other red tape required. Last I heard selling B2B is find but there are things they will not buy, as seems to be the case here.
That means the kit was worthless -- the fact that a private individual could sell it on eBay warranty-free is absolutely immaterial. To the council the kit was actually a debt they needed to clear.
I asked what I did because I think, frankly, that some people posting here have no idea what they're talking about and was hoping that somebody could elucidate rather than keep repeating that they ought to sell the kit.
I've news for you. Private companies can, and do, simply throw away kit that nobody will buy from them for "re-purposing". As I asked in a previous post, please could someone with experience of selling kit "as is" and without warranty on behalf of a large organisation please explain how it is done so that others may learn.
What's the procedure one goes through to ensure that selling IT kit on "as seen" and without warranty is legal? How do you word the disclaimers that people sign when they buy it? Does the ICO accept "we ran dban on the disks" as proof of the destruction of the data they contain?
I'm seeing a lot of criticism of the council but not much constructive advice as to how these problems can be got around. If you can provide the answers then please do as I know many organisations will be looking for them and, who knows, you may be able to persuade your local council to give it a go.
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