Re: How many swallows do you need for a summer?
Is that an African or European summer....?
107 posts • joined 8 Oct 2014
Is that an African or European summer....?
Nope, we love James, and certainly would NOT send him down it.
@DNTP - So, are you a necklace, a brooch, or something similar?
Ooops, so I was inaccurate, but I was only out by a factor of 1000 :-/ ! But even so, the principle is the same - the (private) power generating companies' priorities are 1. Make as much money as possible. 2. Supply power reliably to everyone. Seems their priorities need to be re-arranged by law. This is why, IMO, essential services (power, water, etc) should NEVER be privatised, but in most places it's already too late.
During the power demand peak, the spot price of electricity rose to around $14,000 per kw/h. The real reason they didn't switch on the Pelican Point gas generator to take up the shortfall, was simply because by switching it on, the spot price of electricity would have plummeted (supply and demand principles), and those (private) power generating companies would have made less money. For those companies, denying people their power was more profitable than ensuring supply.
So, it's gone to the dogs, then?
"Sinn Féin's finance spokesman, Pearse Doherty, took to Twitter to share his displeasure at Cook's decision." - Thinks he's more important than he really is? Small man's syndrome, perhaps?
It is a known phenomenon that drones can unexpectedly just fly away out of control. Just do a search on "DJI flyaway", and it's not limited to DJI, although they seem to be the most affected.
Any company (or person) who switches everything over to the NBN will have to make sure they don't need faxes, because once you're on NBN, you can't get faxes, unless you keep one of those old-fashioned copper phone lines, for which the idea of NBN is to replace completely. And yes, some people/companies still rely on faxes.
And with BEEELLIONS of galaxies, each containing BEEELLLIONS of planets, I'd say one in a million is pretty good odds.
"Even God does not like the F35..."
Gurpreet Gujral, director of contact centres at Three, said the decision to appoint a "specialist customer services partner" for some of our customer service operations in Glasgow will ensure the "best possible experience" for customers.
Andy Parker, chief exec of Capita, said: “This partnership is a demonstration of Capita’s continuing commitment to delivering outstanding customer management for our clients across a wide range of sectors."
If they really do believe it, they should be sacked for incompetence!
Because they've all moved!
Nope - stupid idea. Driving at 20 MPH below the speed limit on almost any road, but in particular fast roads such as Interstates/Motorways, is as dangerous, (perhaps more so), than driving 20 MPH above the speed limit.
At 208,000 km/h, how does the camera get a non-blurred image? There's not enough light for a high-speed shutter exposure.
because the router failed!
And don't forget, you should never use a preposition to end a sentence with!
Definition of bigot: "a person who is intolerant towards those holding different opinions" - Hmmm, sounds like kyza!
What part of "You can't be racist against a religion" and "Islam is a religion, NOT a race" don't you understand? Oh yeah, it just suits your far-left views to misunderstand (deliberately).
I, too, laughed at the "inaccurate right wing trope" comment. But, then, if you go back over this author's past articles, it is quite obvious he is a closet left-winger (or maybe we could even forget the closet). Note to author: not everything right-of-centre is evil, and conversely, not everything left-of-centre is wonderful!
Indeed, but not as bad as the previous socialist Australian government and Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Kevin Rudd, and (backstabber) Bill Shorten. A worse mess.
It's probably no secret, but if the ALP win government, Ziggy will be looking for a new job.
Just eaten a HUGE plate of humble pie. Axes is the correct word. Oooops, sorry!
"....swinging the fibre optic heads under computer control on two axes to aim them is difficult...." - indeed, those things used to chop wood would be difficult to utilise in this instance, unless you wanted to chop it all up. Axis?
@YARR, wish I could upvote you multiple times!
"It's only a revenue camera if you're too inept to keep under the speed limit/not run red lights."
After all, going a couple of kms over the speed limit means instant accident!
I thought being a tool was .... being just like Stephen Conroy
What is Stephen trying to hide?
The Streisand Effect is strong on this one .....
Looks like Stephen the Deranged lies and Bill the Incompetent's performance on behalf of their sleazy paymaster will be revealed to an electorate ready for someone to build the "real" NBN
See what I did there? We can all be one-eyed-biased if we try hard enough!
So, from where did research and the universities get there funding before we became a member of the EU? There is, actually, life after the EU, and indeed before it.
Oracle is playing to the Jury. The jury have no technical knowledge; Oracle made sure of that. The readers here at The Reg know what is going on and which way the verdict SHOULD go. However, I fear the jury is going to find in Oracle's favour, simply because their lawyers are playing the game better than Google's are. If Oracle does win, it will have had nothing to do with facts.
"Why is the police officer in the toilet with me?"
Yup, that reply just about sums up the value of your previous posts.
"You might be ok, but I bet you're in a minority.
Well I also have no issue with those things, so that's two to one so far..."
So you'd be happy for a video of you going to the toilet being available for someone else to watch? Really? If you *are* happy with that, then we should treat your previous posts with the contempt they deserve.
Still running 6.1.3 on my iPad 2, and 7.1.1 on my iPhone 4S. The 4S struggles a bit, so no further updates for it or it will become unusable, and the iPad 2 runs like new, so no further updates for it or it will become unusable.
Just needed to be repeated!
I'm not young enough to know everything!
And you think the opposition is any better? Sorry, they are all as bad as each other.
No they don't. People kill people. Often using guns as tools. A loaded gun lying on a table will hurt no-one, until a person makes it do so.
Dear Mark, were you being paid by the word for this article?
"The EU has a built-in, right-wing, neo-liberal economic agenda" - Which planet were you born on? The EU is a bunch of far-left egotistical morons, who think that the only way they can become famous is by introducing some ridiculously stupid law.
The Maglev is German technology.
I'm sure it's the only non-patched/vulnerable device on the whole of the Interwebs! Get over yourself, 1980s.
No problem for me. My iPad 2 is still running 6.1.3, and still runs at full speed. I have no intention of upgrading any further.
Yeah thanks, Trixr, I remembered after I had posted that it was actually the Primary Domain controller and secondary DCs, not AD controllers.
I remember the time the senior IT person from our parent company used scripts to copy the registry from the AD primary server to all the secondary ones (so they all had exactly the same registry). Once he realised his mistake, his solution? - reboot them all! It was a Friday morning so our network was down all day, and it took us local IT people all weekend to fix it up. Expecting to get a "thank-you for working all weekend" from the IT manager of the parent company, all we got was a "Why did it take you so long to fix up our error?". And the person who made the error? - he's now a senior manager!
Just wondering if you need a new keyboard? Your shift key doesn't seem to work!
@DiV, I am absolutely convinced that ALL the Republican candidates are batshit crazy, and that ALL the current US presidential candidates are bad for the world. However, concentrating on Trump only, means the others get a free ride, when they all should be exposed for what they really are!
And you think Ted Cruz, the far-right-wing, member of the extremist Tea Party, religious fruit-and-nut-case, is any better? I know you didn't say that, but I thought I might add some sobriety to the conversation.
Calling all Telstra employees who read El Reg - how about some insider knowledge as to what the REAL cause of the problems has been? Come on, you know you can be anonymous! And you know more than one person knows, so you can't be identified!
There are plenty of suburbs in Australia (a big country) where the house is >50 metres from the road (mine is 100 metres, and there are plenty in my one suburb), so trying to call "massive extra cost" as just a "single special-purpose link for just one customer" is well wide of the mark. We don't all live in units or matchbox-size suburbs.
Basslink here - thanks for all your money, we've given it all to our shareholders and not kept any aside for maintenance, you know, the stuff we should expect to have to pay for as part of running a business. But now that this business is starting to cost us something, we're going to abandon it.
But thanks for all your money!
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