Re: Finders Keepers
Or (if anybody asks) that priceless collection of Picassos you were storing in your allotment shed
1674 posts • joined 14 Aug 2014
Students go off to their university can vote there - they're not supposed to vote at home, but aren't removed from the list for their home ward too.
There is evidence that student union leaders were actively telling other students to go and vote twice in order to favour the marxist* opposition. Unfortunately the punishment for both crimes isn't ten years in jail.
* Yes really. No that isn't hyperbole anymore. "I am the last marxist in parliament" said the shadow chancellor. The leader of the opposition spent a recent holiday in Mexico to visit the house of his idol Leon Trotsky.
Nowadays the security vulnerabilities come from the plugins, not the Wordpress core. Things like plugins writing their cache to a directory served by the webserver and allow an attacker to specify the filename and content for items to be cached ( ie: gimme_shell_access_please.php )
Developing plugins for it is an awful experience however.
To be fair to the failed colony, their weights and measures were the same as ours back then. We diverged.
My favourite oddity is that our pounds are the same, but an American (short) hundredweight is 100lb, but our (long) hundredweight is 112lb (8st) because we use stones and they don't.
Another is their saying "a pints a pound the world round" which only applies to the USA. In the rest of the world "A pint of pure water weighs a pound and a quarter" - because Americans men drink like British women *, their pints are smaller.
* Or it's because of the whole divergence thing.
I wonder if they could upload some software to have it drive itself around and send photos?
If it crashes into a ditch, no big deal because it's EOL anyway. If it sends something interesting, take back control of it.
Obviously it's going to be more than
10 DRIVE ABOUT A BIT
20 GOTO 10
But I wonder if it's doable for less than a years running costs?
This should result in crystal clear calls eventually.
It's a bit bizarre that this wasn't part of 3G - the bandwidth was there, although the audio codec chosen for 3G video calls, AMR, was terrible - at least a bitrate enough to fit video in as well. There were just over 128kbps* to play with.
* It was just over 128kbps but I can't remember the actual number because our kit was constrained by using ISDN which was near enough.
A spectator sport enjoyed by *billions* of people worldwide, tens of millions in this country alone.
17.14 million people in Britain watched England get knocked out of Euro 2016 at the hands of Iceland on free to air TV.
3.6 million people watched Liverpool v Man City in Feb 2016 on pay TV.
But you don't like it, so everybody else is an idiot.
That's for 6 of the 8 packages - there are two more packages left which will presumably push the total value to over the 5.136bn figure.
The remaining packages are the bank holiday games and the two midweek rounds.
( I looked this up last night in the unlikely hope that I could cancel either BT or Sky sports )
I assume Google will manually review any flagged videos either for reporting to the relevant authorities or to flag them as not terror related.
If somebody presses the "nah it's another blood cat wearing a tea-towel" button, surely that video will go in to training data further improving the algorithm.
This is only a problem if Google don't manually review or if further training doesn't improve performance.
I'm surprised if driverless cars can sort of be made to work with all the challenges that implies that drones can't do far better.
"Don't hit that thing that's coming straight at me" is surely the easiest part of self driving technology? I'd imagine that robots can do that part better than humans using current tech.
There was an age verification card that we got at school circa 2000. They were only useful to prove you weren't old enough for cigarettes and alcohol so they swiftly found themselves in the bin.
It might be been better if they were sent out for free on an 18 year olds birthday using census data, or at 17 and be mandatory to apply for a provisional driving license *.
* I am aware you can apply for a provisional license before 17 although they are rare enough to allow those people to make exceptions
But in Yorkshire they have chips and scraps*, which are very hard to come by this side of the Pennines.
If only we could have a fusion food of local chips and gravy with foreign exotic scraps from yonder.
* scraps, aka bits: The bits of batter that falls off the fish in the fryer. Big mound of that with chips is the only good thing to ever come out of Yorkshire.
There was a brief spell during my late childhood when it took an hour to download an awful quality MP3 but libraries stocked CD's that you could borrow for a few days (why?). We used to go to the library, take out a CD each, go home and rip it.
That method of acquiring knock-off music can't have been a thing for more than a handful of years. Did anybody else do that?
Earlier in my childhood I had a dual tape HIFI in my bedroom, so copying tapes was much easier than the 'balance on a shelf' thing that earlier generations had to do.
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