A "kinetic effect in a littoral situation" is "blowing things up on a beach".
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"By putting consumers at the heart of what they do, businesses can prevent customers from taking their custom elsewhere, which is good for consumers and good for business". Wrong. If the awkward customers - the ones who bother to complain - go elsewhere, and the straightforward customers stay, _that's_ good for business. Churn is OK; there's always another customer coming.
Maybe it's a honeytrap?
They're sorting out printer security problems already? But it's only been about 20 years.
John "Red" Comyn, stabbed by Robert the Bruce at the altar of Greyfriars kirk in Dumfries, Feruary 1306, was responsible for Hillary Clinton losing the election? Boggle.
I've been saying "the best year for women going into graduate CS/IT jobs was 1984" for 30 years now. All of the "women into IT" initiatives since then have achieved Absolutely Nothing.
How much trouble does a non-HTTPS website actually cause? Statistics are available, I take it?
Sometimes it takes the boss looking destruction in the face? It _always_ takes the boss looking destruction in the face, to consider spending money on backup.
Even if it works perfectly, there's still the question of how much Microsoft will pay Windows 10 users to rent storage from them.
I've been a Zen customer for teens of years now. My area code is on the list mentioned in the first fault. I experienced no loss of service whatsoever. You characterise this as some sort of total failure, and it clearly wasn't.
This is a terrible review of a perfectly reasonable film. I'm going to guess that the writer is a born-again TNG fan. I shall be paying attention to what he writes for The Register in future, because that's highly likely to be total bullshit as well, if this is anything to go by. There isn't a single hint of anything that relates to the film I watched yesterday that makes any sense. Get him to actually think about stuff before he writes, rather than just vomiting on his touch screen and leaving it to the subs.
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But then, the manual is going to be appallingly bad Greek translated from Babylonian by a Sumerian.
Can I just say "one point thirty-two gigawatts?" More than enough to run a time machine.
This is basically just a copy&pasted press release. Isn't it? And, yes, capacities are still binary, in real life. Down at the bottom the chunks shifted around are still binary, after all.
If we can have Office on MacOS, and SQL Server on Linux, and Microsoft is doing embedded Linux now, can we have Office on Linux?
It's poor firmware that's letting these beasts down. I've seen and tried a fair few, and they're all typically a firmware update away from being useful. It's almost as if the producers just assumed that packaged Samba would be a fire-and-forget solution, and no-one would ever want to use NFS provided as a Cinderella service.
Either it was a big deal, or it wasn't. Thanks for clearing that up.
You just have to be big enough for your tax liability to be a negotiation rather than a calculation. If it costs a largely predictable amount to pay people to help you avoid tax, you just need to be big enough that that predictable amount is a small proportion of the tax you're avoiding.
Was whoever-it-was at ITV that authorised the purchase in post for much longer? It was close to worthless even then.
My secondary MX is a 1993 Sun Sparc IPX with a 4GB (Seagate) SCSI disk attached. The only breaks in service are for building power maintenance.
On the slide? Possibly---but that's because these devices tend to be really close to useful functionality, but always one firmware update away from making a difference.
The name of the nerve gas is "Z-67" (from the subtitles) and they apparently did persuade Jemma Redgrave to say "zee sixty-seven" rather than "zed sixty-seven", presumably for the Americans watching who wouldn't be able to understand, otherwise.
When they catch you with one of their lasers, they basically threaten to throw the book at you unless you plead guilty. It's "pay up, or your driving life will turn to shit in hours and you'll wish you'd never been born". There's no hint whatsoever that the box does anything like what they claim it does. I'm pleased that this man challenged them, but I'm surprised they didn't a) take his car apart looking for faults and b) do him for DCA as well when he did. That was what was going to happen to me, I was told.
Or they could, y'know, do their own IT. There must be 40-odd thousand users.
Just think, if only the names had been the correct way round all this time, it would be 'apple.ipad', etc.
They haven't _made_ anything.
As soon as someone can tell me with what I should replace Gateway For NFS...
If Microsoft, or indeed anyone else, could tell me what the appropriate replacement for 'Gateway for NFS' is, I'd be grateful.
...And then in half a dozen years' time, Google changes its mind about running the service, shuts it down, and gives everyone 30 days to remove their data from it and go away.
If I go into a shop and ask "Do you have [thing]?", and the shop doesn't have it, it's absolutely fine if I'm told "No, but we have [similar thing]". It isn't OK for someone in the shop to point to [similar thing] as if it was [thing]. So Amazon should make it clear, when this happens, that the search results are what it reckons are similar.
What's the point? In a few years they'll just announce they're closing it down, randomly, as though solely 'current popularity' is the measure of whether a thing is a good thing or not. Google could do with figuring out what it's actually _for_, and looking committed to whatever it is.
Google puts Android on a diet, names it after the first thing it sees under the sink ... yes, Brillo
The next version, the platform for everything in your home, will be the total 'domestic operating system'. Gentlemen, I give you... DomestOS.
The 'right to be forgotten' is a completely stupid and unimplementable idea that, had they bothered to ask whoever it is looks after their own computers, the relevant European judges would have quickly realised would just lead to embarrassment for them and a world of shit for everyone else.
It used to be fairly clear that Sirius Cybernetics was Microsoft. Adams seems to have had the whole of corporate IT in mind, indefinitely. Did Robin Williams protect his image against 'Bicentennial Man' exploitation?
I suspect these two people didn't want to marry each other, and they set this up as a way out.
I crashed an AT&T 3B5 with a flash-gun in late 1985, and I've never taken a picture of the internals of a _running_ computer since.
Consider also 'The Master Of Disguise' and 'Ishtar'. Recently unwatchable: Interstellar.
The BBC has an FOIA exemption 'for purposes of literature, art, or journalism' and spends a considerable amount on lawyers to persuade the world that _everything_ it does is 'for purposes of literature, art, or journalism'. This is a Bad Thing.
Replaced an SH888 with a T68i. I used the SH888 with a Palm 3 for email-on-holiday, and it worked very well even in bright sunlight when IR transmission was aided by a carefully-cut tube of heavy black paper. The T68i is still my Favourite Phone Ever, though.
How much did the Matlab licence cost for that job?
Just imagine being able to give your job title, when asked, as 'chief asteroid miner'. How totally cool would that be?
I had this notion that I could distribute a main-fileserver backup, across spare disk on student-lab equipment, easily teens of years ago. As always with this sort of brilliant idea, though, the security angle is too unpleasant to make it a serious prospect.
And, as usual for any of these WD 'clever disks', it'll be forever one firmware release away from being genuinely useful... ...and then obsolete. Exasperating stuff.
Same solution applies here as applies to the judges that brought in the 'right to be forgotten'. To find out whether it made sense, all they really needed to do was to ask the people that run their IT for them.
Google will presumably be looking at buying a motor insurance company, then.
'second screen' isn't a word. It's two words, 'second' and 'screen', both of which have well-known meanings.
Given that this whole business is completely and utterly ridiculous, it shouldn't come as any surprise that the response is ridiculous as well. When the judges were considering it, they could just have asked whoever it is keeps their computers going if it would work. As it is, we now have a legally-founded general-purpose implementation of the Streisand Effect. Idiots.
Someone should research what sysadmins use for passwords...
Will the audio/video synch be right?