The obligatory Soviet Russia joke
In Soviet Russia, wood scratches the wiretap.
350 posts • joined 13 Nov 2012
In Soviet Russia, wood scratches the wiretap.
The kind of working class guy who used to carry luggage?
Because if the Earth did not rotate, we would have no cyclones and anticyclones and weather forecasters would be unemployed ;)
A tax on stupidity? Serves them well.
By the way, the guy may not be mad, after all. Flying on top of that thing would be insane but pretending to try while counting money seems in the good old tradition of showmanship.
It will stop working after a 10 minute phone call because the engineers testing it never have anything to say which is longer than 30 seconds.
Our lizard overlords and their mammalian minions were already observing the future NASA sites in the Lower Cretaceous.
I was also surprised but not shocked. This is the country of order (Ordnung) after all.
In the old times, when they executed someone in Germany, they used to send the family an invoice for the "service". What the police did in this case was a variant of the same thing.
Therefore I will say the Agnostic Prayer for the dead from "Creatures of light and darkness" by Roger Zelazny:
"Insofar as I may be heard by anything, which may or may not care what I say, I ask, if it matters, that you be forgiven for anything you may have done or failed to do which requires forgiveness. Conversely, if not forgiveness but something else may be required to insure any possible benefit for which you may be eligible after the destruction of your body, I ask that this, whatever it may be, be granted or withheld, as the case may be, in such a manner as to insure your receiving said benefit. I ask this in my capacity as your elected intermediary between yourself and that which may not be yourself, but which may have an interest in the matter of your receiving as much as it is possible for you to receive of this thing, and which may in some way be influenced by this ceremony. Amen."
However, having said that, I still feel bereaved and sad.
Funny thing but I covered this in a lecture I had just yesterday. I showed the students the infamous 1975 Newsweek article, explained it was based on the NASA report which was five years late in data (they ended in 1970 and only for the Northern Hemisphere). I told them we had no satellite data and practically no circulation models at the time.
Finally I told them that this is what comes from using statistics only, without understanding the underlying processes. I showed them a paper by Wlally Broecker, the oceanographer, in Science from the same 1975. This is what Broecker wrote in the abstract of his paper:
"By analogy with similar events in the past, the natural climatic cooling which, since 1940, has more than compensated for the carbon dioxide effect, will soon bottom out. Once this happens, the exponential rise in the atmospheric carbon dioxide content will tend to become a significant factor and by early in the next century will have driven the mean planetary temperature beyond the limits experienced during the last 1000 years."
Do I need to add that he was 100% right and the reason for that is that he understood the physics of greenhouse gases?
"On the Beach" is the correct response to a nuclear threat.
This is exactly what Jyn Erso and the rebel captain did at the end of the movie.
Oh, it's only a 3D printout. I hoped they made it real size and Theresa May will test it on the first dive.
They build a lot in less than two years but still it is nothing like the amount of work in the Apollo program every year within the 9 years between the Kennedy speech and the Moon landing.
" The vast majority of attempts to access them are not deliberate. The data shows requests to access websites, not visits to them."
The only thing this sentence states is that the request were not successful due to the filtering software.
There is a new Firefox (57.0.4) which makes some timings more random to allegedly make it more difficult to exploit the two bugs.
I wonder how much slower Firefox becomes to protect itself from other processes I run on my personal computer. In theory the OS could eavesdrop Firefox, but it could be also done in many other ways.
Maybe there will be a Hollywood movie.
With billboard sized computer screens and passwords written in size 128.
I wonder how much data density one needs to create an informational black hole.
However it was not difficult to prevail. Under the US libel law the company would have needed to prove he not only was wrong but also knew he was wrong. And because he was right that is next to impossible.
The aliens had strange pale skin, used dangerous long range weapons and brought alien viruses which decimated the Americans.
It was about 500 years ago.
Donal Trump talks to the Plan 9 UFO crews every day:
Trump: "Why is it so important that you want to contact the governments of our Earth?"
Eros: "Because of death. Because all you of Earth are idiots!"
Am I lucky? I've bought my Galaxy S5 Neo phone over 2 years ago and my networks still provides me with upgrades. I've received the latest one this month. The security patch level is November 1st.
I'm not saying which network (and county) it is but I hope that means things are improving.
The alleged Stalin looks more like the last Tsar murdered by the Bolsheviks.
It should be "It is almoast 2018 and compiled HTML help (CHM) files can infect your Windows".
It was explained to me in Oregon that because it's raining most of the time it's better for me to have someone operate the pump. My answer was "Haven't you heard about roofs?".
I'm neither an engineer nor professional engineer but I've got the PhD in physics.
Am I allowed to discuss traffic lights in Oregon?
"Why is it so important that you want to continue making Windows phones?"
"Because all you of Earth are idiots."
I still have a calculator which was made before Voyager 1 passed Jupiter. It's a Sharp Elsi Mate EL-5801 with a green display. Need I add that it works as well as the thrusters?
GPS has correction for both gravity (general relativity) and velocity (special relativity). Both are needed.
"Auto-hide the taskbar" is the solution. I'm not sure it's available in Windows 8 and 10 because I successfully avoided upgrades but in Windows 7 it works beautifully.
I cannot conceive of any circumstance, no matter how bizarre, in which I would legitimately (no criminal intent) want a null root p/w (feel free to prove your mind is more warped than mine by coming up with one).
The protagonist of the Martian movie could have had a null root password in his abandoned Martian base, at least until he regained some semblance of communication with the Earth.
Doing something in secret and not allowing the public even to know you're doing it is not democracy. It''s more like building the Death Star.
What kind of "security persons" creates a new non-patchable  DDoS vector?
 Well there would be one way to patch it: pull the idiotic code.
John Lennon and Lady Di dissolved Obama in acid used by NASA in false space flights and have been using his remains to sprinkle us all from above creating the dreadful chemtrails.
Today I received an email stating that:
"Howdy! Your site at http://[censored].com has been updated automatically to WordPress 4.8.3.
No further action is needed on your part."
Another job well done, as robot Bender used to say!
As soon as robots start beating us at captcha recognition (which is not difficult in my case), the captchas will be pointless.
The downside is... I have no fcuking idea what they will invent next to make our lives miserable.
They had a plus/minus system of rating comments in their discussion fora. Therefore trolls and spammers needed tens of accounts to stay above zero.
The logical follow up should be porting Android to x86-64 and naming it Windows 10 Wonderful Edition 2018.
...for not being Ballmer.
Beginnings of life is not exactly my field but I teach a lecture course which includes the geologic history of the Earth. In the first lecture I always mention the oldest traces of life on the planet (important in the context of when life started influencing geology). Almost each year I need to include even older datings of life traces.
I start teaching next month. I see it's time to update the first lecture, again.
Maybe they believed the world will end today so why bother?
By the way, the Reg had coverage of the previous end of the worlds like the one in 2012 while this year it absolutely missed the topic. The standards of journalism are slipping all the time.
Will they ban Windows 10 in London?
That's where I'll wait all night for the Windows 10 Creators Update!
"Theft, unless of course you bought an XP license especially for the VM?"
Well, I installed the image from Windows Update on a Win 7 Professional (64-bit). It was called "Windows XP Mode". So I guess I had all the licenses I needed.
One is physical, the other virtual. Both are patched using the hack the Reg published long ago.
So what am I guilty of?
Is it already time to put "The end is nigh" signs on the lawn?
Correct me if I';m wrong but it seems to me that no protocol starting with X. was ever successful on the Internet.
If data stops flowing, I will miss the Reg.
It's a battle station!
A pan-galactic spammer?
Actually I like the idea that we see starship propulsion aiming by accident towards us. But the truth will be some boring magnetic fields and hot plasma. As usual :(
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