3388 posts • joined 21 May 2010
try a hamburger and do your stomach a favor.
Shirley you mean bacon...or is this story from El Regs Western Outpost in which you are partially forgiven for not knowing what the taste of proper bacon is. Please thoroughly read the Articles of Faith, in particular the comments sections. Three times.
Re: Yes, but can it understand Geordie?
"Even I can't parse that and I'm English!"
Same here and ahm Geordie!
MInd you, there's loads of different Geordie accents and pronunciations too, even from different parts of the same toon nivvor mind different toons and villages.
From here, go a little south and school becomes scewell and pool become poo-ell. A little West and toad in the hole becomes turd in the hurl!!! (a future post-pub neck filler? Nah, maybe not!)
...by definition, the sale value at auction is the "true commercial value" of the spectrum space?
Or is this one of those "one time only, sealed bid" type auctions where the winner is sometimes someone who doesn't really want it and puts in what they think is a low bid and end up with the winning bid?
Maybe the auction should be held like a proper auction with the bidders fighting each other :-)
especially when manufacturers run the examinations themselves
...well, no shit Sherlock (a dig at govt, not El Reg)
If a government wants to mandate regulations then it's surely up to them to test for and enforce them.
Self certification only works in the perfect world of Julia Cordray of new slander-app Peeple fame where unicorns are pink and there are double rainbows in the sky all the time.
"you could argue that eclipses are caused the conservative-christians"
Don't be silly. Eclipses are a Muslim plot too, They start and end with crescent moons. It's obvious, innit!
Re: Just goes to show
"selection tends to *favour* stupidity, because stupid people tend to have more free time and more inclination for high volume reproduction. Smarter people tend to be too busy doing things that are genuinely worthwhile,"
That pretty much sums up the basic premise of The Marching Morons, published in 1951 by Cyril M. Kornbluth
Woman makes app that lets people rate and review you, Yelp-style. Now SHE'S upset people are 'reviewing' her
The company and its peeple [geddit?] will hide behind the "we're just the medium" and "we have no control" lines."
Certain aspects of US business/govt/people really don't like the idea of "common carrier". Could this be a Trojan horse attack on that status?
Yes, the one with the tinfoil lining ----------->
IVF is not so much like GMO. It's more like buying a carrot which has been planter by a farmer instead of one which grew naturally.
Depends. a "natural" carrot is purple. The ones we buy or grow have been genetically modified by selective breeding to look orange.
"I think that's slightly premature."
We really don't need to hear about your "one night in Paris", Lester!
The owners of the site might find themselves slightly outnumbered..."
Sadly, I fear you may be mistaken if the likes of Facebook, Twitter and Mumsnet are anything to go by. Especially the denizens of Mumsnet.
Re: I may be sexist....
"Their utterly anti-social creation falls firmly under the heading of 'just because you CAN do it doesn;t mean that you SHOULD'.
...but since it will make us rich, fuck'em, lets DO IT!!!
Maybe I've seen too much US TV and films, but they look like the stereo-type rich sorority girls who get everything handed to them on a plate and never, ever see any "bad stuff" because the world is just all pink and full of fluffy bunnies and pink unicorns and pink...erm...stuff. The sort who can hand out nasty put downs with a big creepy grin and then wonder why "other people" not part of "their" group get upset.
Re: Wonder what will happen...
Oh good, I'm not the only one who read it that way!
assigning a number value to a person
I am not a number! I am a free man.
Oh come, on, 111 comments and n o one said that yet? What a bunch of slacker commentards are these days. It's not like the old days. Git of ma' lawn!
"Those anti disparaging agreements are illegal here in the US."
Same here in the UK, but better yet, they are completely irrelevant since most people will "discover" the addresses from many sources across the internet with reference to any T&C and they can't make you read the T&Cs before using their DNS service.
I remember someone telling me about Googles 188.8.131.52 some years ago when my ISP was having some DNS issues so I switched my secondary to Google instead of the ISP. Everything went back to normal with most DNS request going to my ISP but I never saw or agreed to any T&Cs for Google.
"The "econometer" tells me I'm doing 66mpg.....
Welcome to the "sometimes nearly accurate" world....."
For various reasons, I keep a record of the odometer at each fill-up, always top-off the tank and note down the quantity and price of the fuel. This gives me a per tank mpg number which, surprisingly, matches the average mpg on the car computer +/- 1-2 mpg. I fine tuned the fuel consumption rates over a period of time on the SatNav which generally agrees with the mpg figure, but with a slightly larger margin of error since I didn't opt for the outrageously expensive cable to plug it in to the cars data port. Because I tend to drive "sensibly", ie I'm rarely in a hurry (70mph+), I actually do get the stated 60mpg quite comfortably, even if there is a couple of 100 miles at 70mph down the motorway. 65mpg is more typical on a per tank basis.
Re: My Curiosity
"Until you encounter a RARv5 archive which 7zip doesn't recognize. That's why I have to keep WinRAR v5+ as a secondary target."
Does WinRAR not still install the rar and unrar command line tools? If it does, will unrar filename.rar|sfx or rar x filename.rar \dest\dir\ work without triggereing this bug/vuln? And likewise, will they work with a RARv5 archive?
I ask because it's some years since I dealt with rar files on Windows and I used to download enough rar files to make it worth scriptiing batch files to test and extract them to suitable locations. I use FreeBSD these days and I've not seen a rar file that rar/unrar couldn't extract. Maybe I've just not seen a RARv5 file yet since I don't see rar files of any type very often these days<shrugs>
"But like the others, they are vying to be THE walled garden !"
Yes, that worked so well for Compuserve, AOL, MSN et al.
Walled gardens just encourage the building of bigger hammers.
"I found it in the first place by seeing what open listening ports the computer was showing the internet. Server...red flag. Personal Information...Oh hell no. Fucked up the machine when I turned it off...format time."
Did you try scanning from another PC to see if the listening port is actually listening for external connections?
I just did a port scan of my main desktop from another PC on the LAN, confirming that akonadi was running and all I see is:
PORT STATE SERVICE
22/tcp open ssh
111/tcp open rpcbind
631/tcp open ipp
2049/tcp open nfs
Re: Don't allow ssh access with a password
"definitely agree with disallowing root,"
Is that not default anyway? I'm not as au fait with the many Linux distros being a FreeBSD user, but if I want root access I have to either enable SSH root login (no, I don't do that) or log in as a user with enough privilege to su to root after a login.
It has a NFC mind control interface too.
Unfortunately the range is so short, hipsters have to sit on it to get it close enough to their brain cell to operate. The upside is that the solar charger gets huge amount of virtual sunshine in that position.
Re: he was unaware of the "defeat device"
"the UK CEO of Vauxhall resigned"
Tim Tozer? Is that spelled correctly?
Re: I wouldn't trust USA
You probably shouldn't admit that in public in the UK either. Personally I prefer humans.
here's a list of them on El Reg's forum: "DataPoint Media", "DoubleClick" and (surprise, surprise) "Google Analytics".
I suspect that Google think I only ever read El Reg. It one of the very, very few site I allow some of the trackers and stuff through.
You are correct. But it's close enough to pig country to not matter in this case. Oink! Oink!
Re: Upgrade on the NHS
All the NHS sites and hospitals I've been to in the lat least the last six months, maybe a year or so were already running Win7 except on a few "special" PCs running software or hardware that would be expensive to replace/upgrade to work on Win7.
Re: Pew pew!!
"Goody Twoshoes Oswald"
Judging by the series trailer, "Goody Twoshoes Oswald" gets mean with an RPG at some stage!
Re: 'Greater Good', or emissions trading
"Kia c'eed "
That's what I drive. It has NEVER operated the Start/Stop mode unless I wanted it to. The car should not be moving with stick in neutral and foot off the clutch. You're not supposed to "roll" like that in normal driving because you are not in full control of the vehicle.
My beef with the system is that it seems to have some weird and arbitrary system of deciding the conditions are incorrect and it doesn't operate. eg, I've just driven 150 miles up the motorway non-stop, reached the queue at the end, ambient temp. is well above "frost" level and battery ought to be fully charged and yet I go into neutral, clutch up and Stop/Start is "disabled" for some reason. <shrug>
Oh, come oooonnnnnn!!!!
Not a single relevant icon yet?
Paris, because it's relevant for once ------------------------>
by leaving no stone unturned and with maximum transparency
So, how long does it take him to demand from the department heads information pointing to who made the decision?
Re: Obesity is a reflection of societies illhealth
"it has become more important to be Politically Correct that it is to actually be "correct"."
Yes, but I would say that is second only to "blame someone else"
It's also worth bearing in mind that what a doctor means by obese and what your average person means by obese are not necessarily the same thing.
I had free Netflix for 6 months
It was a gift subscription so no worries about auto-renewal or any of that crap.
Long story short, we used it quite a lot initially but usage tailed off and off and off until about 7 months later my wife asked if we still had access to Netflix, checked and realised the subscription had expired. The problem is they don't add new stuff often enough. At least not the stuff we wanted to watch. And it takes way too long to scan through the "poster wrap" menus with no indication of what a show of film is about unless you click on it. Sideways scrolling is the poorest implementation of data presentation ever invented.
XBMC/Kodi media menu works best IMHO. A consistently styled text list down the left you can scroll through quickly with a plot synopsis on the right you can read *now* if something catches your eye. Poster wrap style menus are hard to follow because the show titles change font, style, colour and position from one "DVD cover" to the next. They only work if you already know what you are looking for.
"Oy, the fracking lux requirements."
A lot of the places I visit, especially new/refurbished builds are lit poorly by LEDs or "efficient" fluorescent. I never needed to carry a torch to do my job until these new "lighting" systems became fashionable.
Re: Thank god for the BOFH
"But you have to learn to see it from the bolt's point of view - that's "bolt awareness""
You mean "how to be screwed by a nut"? We get that from H&S already so "bolt awareness" is superfluous.
Re: H&S fail
"What you're supposed to do is *press* the scroll wheel, move the mouse forwards/backwards to scroll through the document, and then press the scroll wheel again to go back to normal mouse operation."
Since that method doesn't work on a Linux desktop does that mean that Linux desktops are banned by H&S? Hah! Year of the Linux desktop. Only over the cold dead bodies of the H&S reps!
Re: Well unless you are a crim, what have you got to hide?
"I don't _care_ if any of those things being public knowledge won't do me any harm, that's not the god damned point!"
...and only 13 upvotes including mine so far. I expected to see a lot more.
Re: I visit and reads conspiracy websites just for fun almost daily
I know some who reads them too. The trouble is....she believes it all :-(
Re: I can imagine several foreign governments being annoyed with this.
"Foreign Government complaints about UK spying will be very muted, as they no doubt also receive some of the nice juicy intelligence reports produced from it."
As well as collecting and collating their own. I have no doubt Germany will do doing the same. And especially the French. They REALLY don't like being beholden to anyone else.
I wonder how much faster the intertubes would be if all data monitoring and gathering suddenly stopped? (NSA/GCHQ/Others/Google et al.
Re: Meanwhile, back in the real world....
"1) When have you seen anyone not middle class buying wine? (at least in Britain/Ireland/Scotland)"
Anyone who buys extra large bottles of Lambrini. Available in all "good" offies on every council estate, sterotyping notwithstanding :-)
Re: Steam flames
"Unfortunately I'm so far behind the curve that none of my fireplaces has a water supply."
Mine does!!! There used to be a back boiler behind the gas fire and the pipework is still in place. The water supply for the bathroom runs up the side of the chimney breast. A handy void to drop a bit of cat5e down! I'm all prepared to welcome our new water powered flaming overlords and they can even share my network connection.
"I trust you know that The Earth is at the centre? "
Yes, and observations of the universe, eg red-shift of all remote objects "proves" that too. Everything is moving away from us ergo we are at the centre!
"The day a monkey decides to bring it's own lawsuit and can go oin the witness stand to defend itself, I'll concede it can hold copyright."
"You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell! "
Re: when will this madness stop?
"What does the monkey say?"
Avez vous cuppa?
"a treaty binding the US govt."
There ain't no such animal! The US government uses treaties like giving your pet puppy a treat.
Re: UK Tax?
Yes, and guess the nationality of the company holding and processing all out census data too :-(
Re: @ A K Stiles (was: Vegetarian?)
"In dark chocolate. The darker the better. I like 100%, the wife prefers 95% cacao. And yes, I'm totally serious! Two major food groups in one taste treat!"
The local pub has just installed a special Vodka machine which dispenses mixed drinks, one of which is BACON flavoured. No, I've not tried it!!!!
"Good use of "norther" there. Don't think I've heard it used since 1700 or so."
YOU WERE THERE!?!?!?!
- Is Windows 10 slurping too much data? No, says Microsoft. Nuh-uh. Nope
- Fiorina: I rushed out HP servers to power NSA snooping. Mwahahaha!
- Analysis Autonomy ex-boss Lynch tells of poisonous life within HP in High Court showdown
- Diskicide – the death of disk
- Microsoft slaps 13 per cent increase on mobile enterprise levy