Shurely the length should measured in double-decker buses?
Maritime use rules please. Oak smoked kippers.
1415 posts • joined 18 Mar 2014
Maritime use rules please. Oak smoked kippers.
MY bullshit detector's got a SILVER lining.
MY bullshit detector's more SHINY than your bullshit detector.
MY bullshit detector's MORE SECURE than your bullshit detector ...
NO, you can't play with MY bullshit detector. I don't want your sticky dabs on it's shiny ...
Pureed Leprechaun livers?
Has anyone any idea what exactly have Intel done here? It sounds like a horrible frig.
It sure looks like some kind of cheapest / least effort fix. I wonder what the time / cost implications were to doing it properly?
Which raises the question "What's the expected time to failure now, Intel?"
And, assuming the brute isn't soldered in, "May I have my replacement chip now, please?"
In reality, I presume in almost all cases it will be, so it will be down to the device manufacturers.
So its not likely to be "We'd like n new chips, please." Rather "ARRRAGH - you barstewards - you've borked the pinouts. We'll need n new boards as well"
I suspect Intel'll have to cut some *very* good deals to keep their customers sweet, let alone keep 'em at all long term.
"Microsoft has blessed"
Oh, look - a new meaning for the word bless ....
You really do learn something precious every day.
The Inland Revenue are trialling voice recognition as an "additional" security.
I put it off last time by making the most 'orrible distressed animal noises. Computer probably thought I was from the north east or Luvverpule and eventually gave up.
"Any bank offering this will become very quickly my ex-bank !!!"
Can I make the IR my ex IR?
--- corbynista ---
May I have a small prize?
>> I presume you'll need yours.
"It's an elegant system" ...
"Elegant" is not a description I'd use personally.
"Cancerous octopus" springs to mind.
Y'know I STILL hope Devuan withers and dies, the sooner the better ... But the prospect of the Debian project eating some crow and seeing sense seems further away than ever.
So great work guys - I grabbed the relevant downloads last night just before I saw this this morning.
My production box is running Old Stable - so I'll need to upgrade shortly _AND I DON'T WANT SYSTEMD_ so I'll have a serious play with this.
Hopefully, unless things change elsewhere, this project will gain momentum and become the hub of a new distribution ecosytstem (like the way Mint sits/sat on Umbongo which sits on Debian). With so much of the heavy lifting to get this far done the nest release will hopefully follow on next Debian a bit more quickly and the team will be able to take a long look at a few other issues they're bothered about. Including everything pottering is trying to suck into systemd.
That depends very much what kind of "private" company.
If it was your or my company - (hopefully) oohh no sorry can't do - security, data protection, abuse of a public office etc.
If, hypothetically, it was a "private" company owned / run by one of their mates / ex colleagues then (hopefully not) "Sure thing, Harry, I'll get the list copied off for you right away. Buy us a drink down the Lodge tonight, eh? Drop you the pendrive then ok?
But we all know that the Met are whiter than white, so impossible. Move along, nothing to see here.
Are you sure it was the dog?
After all the guy admitted getting home pissed ......
"Xubuntu (XFCE) is also pretty good. I wonder why they don't make that the standard desktop."
Common bloody sense that's why.
> Thanks - its the one hanging over the zimmer frame.
I wonder what a creative type could put a long holiday in <ahem> fact finding tour of the Ecuadorian Embassy as?
"Signing" the OFA is utterly meanlingless.
You get a dirty dogeared card shoved in front of you with one tiny verselet of the act.
You're asked to read it, in front of some human resorces dweeb, and sign a bit of paper to say that you've done so.
You never get to see the bloody act, let alone get given a copy. You're none the wiser.
Anyways, we're ALL bound by the act, regardless of whether we've read or signed it.
Just security theatre.
"Also he'd have trouble doing any of the usual duties an MP"
Since when has that stopped any of 'em in the past??
What's all this guff about press outfits being neutral?
Either you or me are living in some sort of infinitely improbable universe.
What's the probability of one of us finding out who's the lucky bastard?
00. No Labotomy
6. Full Labotomy
W3C mulling over whether websites should be able to access the light sensor? Why?
Well if a website can access the sensor, they can presumably get access to the brightness controls ...
ADZ AT NEWCKLEAR BRIGHTNESS LEVELZ??
No, the wouldn't would they?
The fingerprint is stored on the card ....
Really - NO WAY Mastercard. You can stick that one sideways where the sun don't shine for a start. and then insert your finger to operate the reader.
How easy will it be to clone a few dozen of these cards, with modified fingerprints?
As an additional relatively low security ADDITION to chip and pin, with some kind of stored hash, possibly.
But before you go any further, let me have a card WITHOUT WIRELESS you morons.
Hey, Sarge - what's that drone just brought us?
Three and fourpence and a couple of dance tickets lad.
@ Martin Milan
Where's the Samsung fridge and the toaster come into this then? I mean, someone's got to discuss the requirements ...
Sorry to p&ss on your parade, but the economic crisis was the work of Bair and his sidekick Brown, both vying with each other to micro control the crash.
It was obvious to anyone with any sense that the "economics" being followed was unsustainable. In the end I suspect even Prudence knew the game was up and was just desperately trying to wangle his filthy hands onto another 5 years of power. What he planned to do if he managed it I couldn't say. But he never did have much foresight.
Look at your history and you'll see that whenever Liebour get in the economy goes pfht down the crapper.
Yes, I'm bitter - I've spent all my working life with the red albatross and its effects round my neck.
If you want to know what the Corbinistas have to offer us just look at Venezuela. I'm told they've just hit 1000 percent inflation.
I've often wondered what would happen if voting was public at the hustings once more - Vote Labour - when it all goes pear shaped YOU pay. No, I'm not serious about public voting - the info would be to useful to lizards in power - of any colour - but we need to consider our responsibilities when we vote. There are no free lunches. Is it morally right to put in a bunch of nutters whose ideas have been shown time and again all over the world to be an utter failure and expect a magic bailout from those who new better?
Q the downvotes.
"Because they don't want the sample ending up in the hands of someone who'll test it and find out they got it off the beach at Skegness and the whole moon thing is a fake..."
Knicked off the beach at Skeggy??
Shirly that's a crime??
Perhaps Skeggy council should send a few of its nicer summer visitors over to NASA to give 'em a right ... er, talking to.
>> if they've got any teeth left afterwards, that is.
Nope. Prior art.
So sue the ar*e off google for showing ar*e on street view ...
I'm sure we Brits could agree to misspell some other random element in exchange if the Merkins would agree to molybendium!
Sulfur indeed - coloUr me disgusted!
Perhaps the elReg standards soviet could negotiate the deal? For Blighty, natch.
Just pull the bloody SIM. Job done.
Well, somebody had to.
Mmmm --- One wonders at the kind of selfies (and wet robots) the company will get in some parts of London, especially if they extend this to after - pub delivery hours?
Methinks I'd rather NOT have my parcels delivered this way! 'Specially not food.
Technical question: Given the height of that thing, what is its swift manoeuvring capability v that of the average eyeballglued smartphone luser? Just asking. For a friend.
So, difficult to access.
3 guesses what os they were not using ....
I wonder where they hid the keyboard and mouse? OUCH.
"The web address was registered by what appears to be an Australian private citizen – and there's nothing wrong with that"
Sure thing, Bruce, Nothing wrong with that. No Poofters!
El Reg - we need a hat with corks icon, sport.
Does that accurately describe the effect of scoffing a year's supply of ...?
Thanks, it's the one with the extremely greasy pocketses.
"Or you can have the new provider installed before switching off the old one..."
When Skive took over BE they swapped me over to their network. And borked the router in the process. Their "Customer Service" were best described an the Emperor's new Underpants. Absolutely no technical understanding whatsoever. At least they sent me a new router by return. Ugly bloody great thing but at least I was back online. My rock solid 6 megs doubled with Skive ... but soon it was taking longer and longer to resolve websites.
I could have fiddled but ... Tough luck twats, 2 strikes and all that.
Jumped ship to Pussnet. Took a package with the phone included (that bit was just a smidgeon cheaper than Big Thief - go figure).
Changeover date agreed - check.
Might be without BB for an hour or so - check.
Paranoid me topped up a GiffGaff sim with 3 Gb for a month for the 3g dongle just in case.
Skive pulled the plug a week or so before changeover day. INCOMPETENT EVIL BASTARDS.
I NEEDED BROADBAND FOR WORK THAT WEEK YOU TWATS!
Did I call you incompetent evil bastards? I was being FAR too generous! Go rot.
Glad to be rid of the *(*&&$%%s.
The new service from Pussnet, for over a year so far, has been excellent. Mind you, the price increase after the "introductory year" was astronomical. How would the CAB put a free for the first year offer into their figures? Infinite price hike? (Btw it's still WAY below what Skive were skimming me.)
May the cloud eat the mushrooms skiving in the cloud >>
Smart meter group, eh? Ooh - now THAT looks like a good investment for someone ...
No thanks, Tosh - I'd rather look at that old bridge you're selling ...
"So, ya wanna fly on THAT plane? Heh heh heh."
Personally I'd rather sit in a confined space in front of / on top of / behind a wacking great nuclear power plant than a B****y great pile of unstable lithium batteries ....
Come back Hindenberg = all is forgiven.
Anyone old enough to remember the old Tektronix valved scopes?
the ones that ate half a kilowatt or more, and were much prized when the heating failed?
Wacking great fan at the back?
We used to blow them out with a 90 psi airline. Just do it outside in the car park and stand upwind of the dustcloud.
I agree, but as with all compressed air jobs, use with care.
A good mantra is "You know electricity can be dangerous, right? Compressed air more so."
I do use workshop air for cleaning appropriate electronic equipment, carefully.
I've always been cautious, especially with fans. Just what kind of an emf / spike can be generated by a fan being spun at a gazillion rpm? There's bound to be some residual magnetism in there somewhere, even for an induction motor. And, if there's no moisture in the air, What about static?
Anyway, I want the dust OUT not compressed into a corner somewhere.
Most freons in ultrasonic baths are pretty kind to most plastics.
What they are not kind to, however, is the gunk that should NOT be removed , like switch lubricants, and delicate labelling of panels ....
Which does tend to upset the shop floor when they discover the damage done to the next production run by the contaminated bath ...
Oh - and don't ultrasonically clean anything with a vacuum device in it - like nixie tubes.
Oh well - showing my age again.
Use't 6 inch nail 'an hammer hanging on't string on't hook in't shittus.
It'll be quite safe 't bring 't onboard then.
Er - Have you tried a large hammer?
Thanks - mine's the one with the Kango in the pocket. Aka sd card extractor.
Who are we?
It's been here for far longer than you think. The desktop's just about the last wall to start to crumble.
I suspect that overall on the computing scene even Beastie is giving MS bad dreams.
Note to self: If I ever get some time when I finally retire, get to know a bit more about the BSDs.
"Google is currently working on their own kernel to replace Linux in Android. Should they ever manage to pull that off all the apps written for the Android SDK will still run on the new OS, even without Linux underneath."
So in a nutshell, Torvalds and team out, Big G in.
Why does a cold shudder go down my spine?
" GNU/Linux only reaches about 2% on desktops... that's a lot of novices!"
I don't think you intended to imply that most Linux users are novices, but anyway I suspect that most penguinistas are not, and I equally suspect that most of 'em use blockers. As will the "novices" we've moved over from other oses. 'Cos we will have installed blockers for them as a matter of course, for our own peace if for nothing else.
I've often wondered what the real Linux desktop penetration is.
Shirley Visual Studio's just an overpriced replacement for MS Paint. Innit?
REAL coders do it in Oils. On canvas.
"... due to various technical limitations in technology and Americans, the æ ...
Thanks, mine's the one with the complete OED and Webster's in the pocketses. >>
Thanks Madge - you've just solved an 'istorical conundrum.
So they *were* evil witches in that village. Developed a new incantation, a prototype of systemd.
Well, when the truth was out, there was one possible way to save civilisation, wasn't there?
We're all doomed, I tell 'ee.
"various ways to deal with revenants, one of which was to dig up the offending corpse, decapitate and dismember it, and burn the pieces in a fire."
Wen Ah were a lad our dad ....
They really really need to ask the UK how to do this properly.
Perhaps the President needs to have a short technical discussion with our political expurts.
I'm sure our own Easter Bunny (T. M.) would be only too glad to give him some advice ....
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