2924 posts • joined 18 Oct 2007
Re: In my day
Without tents or sleeping bags is called 'the army'. Usually because the transport wallahs have pissed off to the other end of whatever country you are in with most of your gear, including the tea and toilet paper.
Take that, com-raid: US Treasury slaps financial sanctions on Russians for cyber-shenanigans, 2016 election meddling
Oh by the way Mr Bloggs, this prescription can only be filled at a police station.
It may help to save the planet but how competitive a price will it be?
I am genuinely sad at Stephen's passing, he was not only an incredible scientist but an incredible example for us all of how you can overcome adversity and become truly great. He was a unique event in the universe.
If there is an afterlife, he won't be resting in peace, he'll be finding new questions to ask.
Quite simple realky
Ban criminals and make their activities illegal.
Governments should do something about this.
Re: Closing down sale?
I can see a trend coming up here, if the successor to the BFR is going to be MFingHR what are they going to call the next one and the one after that, as they get bigger and bigger?
Re: Some more flaws
What's really unfortunate about the picture you paint, is that all the parties that would lke to govern the UK think the same way.
Re: The rise of the machines
Don't worry Steve you and all the rest of us are just tiny routines in a simulation, you were judged before you were run.
Re: Provided it does not revoke another fundamental right
I think the author intended forgiveness to be for us after being incorrectly judged as wanting or guilty by dysfunctional algorithms.
I wouldn' t consider forgiveness for algorithms or robots when they misfunction until they become sentient and sentience is something that is yet to happen or be defined.
It would need a totally independent organisation, funded by everyone and equipped with teeth. No the UN would not be up to it, the UN gets very little done at an enforcement level unless the Yanks and Europe dictate it.
So, a few billion and a neutral country or an island is needed for start up plus some recruits who are up to the job (politicians need not apply)
Re: Don't want that swing.
@AC I might be right too. There is a German run swingers club here in Ibiza called Beverly's, I used to do security for various wealthy types visiting the Ibiza clubs, one client wanted to go there, I still need to drink the occasional bottle of bleach when I think about the place. Not bleach bleach but a memory dysfunction aid, a bottle of Cune will do it.
I'm not talking about open sex just how some of the client dressed and looked and behaved without actually 'getting a room/play space'
Don't want that swing.
The trouble with a camp full of naked swingers is not having enough mind bleach after seeing some of what's swinging.
Ask what people really want
My old Huawei was getting difficult to switch on and off so last October I looked around for a dustproof phone.
Then on a Chinese site I found a Ulefone Armour 2, 6Gb RAM 64 Gb ROM waterproof to 2 metres and dust proof I think it rates IP68 or higher. In addition it has 4700mah lasts me easily two days before charging, lipo battery and a toughened glass screen. i did the reviews thing before buying because it sounded too good to be true, it is a little on the heavy side but it' s bomb proof, so much so that 3 colleagues have boughtthe same phone.
Price? I got mine from China without weird and wonderful apps installed for 215 euros currently they are about 240-260. The damn thing is faster than my laptop. So whats with the plus 300 bucks for material costs? Maybe some companies need new buyers.
I use the camera a fair bit with an app that puts dimensions on the pics, use email and view videos and take notes anything more is superfluous. Most people I know are not much different.
I am sure
El Reg will also keep abreast of the situation.
There are no contenders (as far as I am aware) who could push Google out of the top spot.
Increasingly their search results appear to be strongly biased both commercially and politically.
Google would/could have far more impact on an election result than a few Russian or other trolls, simply by massaging search results.
Re: just a little rant...
Anybody up to calculating. The probable mass of an opaque satellite belt around the Earth?
It may be quite a significant number.
Re: Taking investments now!
You forgot to mention, it also functions as a bridge.
Re: "delicious, meat-filled pasties"
Just curious, is it named meat?
Re: Crystal Palace
Reminds me of another old glassy joke; What's the last thing to go through a bug's mind when it hits a windscreen? It's arsehole!
Don't know how many decades old that is but at least 5, still makes me chuckle.
This is unusual for government; shutting the stable door before the horse is even in it.
When governments plan ahead it's usually because they can see revenue disappearing, they're worried about who to fine.
Re: Very old news
I have been reading 'Building Blocks of Life' articles since I started reading New Scientist in the school library in the 60's.
Most of the articles and papers are very similar and the conclusions haven't really changed much, perhaps there should be a requirement for researchers to research the research they're planning so that the research isn't just re-research, it's new research.
It could save them time and maybe lead to somewhat more original research.
Memories of 2016
I had just read the article about there being 'No safe limit' for drinking alcohol.
I looked wistfully at the bottle of Cune Gran Reserve on the sideboard thinking 'there's no safe limit'.
So I drank it all!
A new meaning
Don't let Monsanto hear about this, they'll be selling robo-bees with every bottle of insecticide.
Re: As a horse breeder ...
Dammit Jake , you beat me to it.
Up until the end of the '90s I kept horses, I had two mares, one produced 5 foals and the other two before I quit owing to a divorce which made horse keeping unaffordable.
Normally there are physiological signs that tell you a mare 'might' foal within the next 24 hours, at that point I and all the other owners I have known, rearrange their time to keep an eye out. I can stand delivering foals, sheep, cows and kittens ( not that mares need much help) but I passed on attending my daughter's birth, the thought made me queasy.
Agreed, the sharks are running the company and presenting the bills.
Need a hand with that?
Re: Food and booze
Ants? No the fairies just want you to think they are ants.
Re: Interesting from 2014...
If you exorcise all the demons from Parliament, who will be left to govern the country?
Is a likely cause, it always creates a lot of gaseous expansion.
Need a Guinness icon.
Re: Before they pontificate
Why it needs regulating?
Because currently it's not.
Anything that is not operating within a set of laws/regulations is by definition an outlaw.
Re: It's not rocket surgery
Try living in Spain where most greetings with the opposite sex and sometimes with the same sex involves a kiss in each cheek. Or Russia where greetings with women are a kiss/hug and men a handshake/hug.
These things are very much cultural and the people who try to direct PC behaviour only see things from a narrow perspective.
I think a lot of the offense takers need to get out more, if they are nervous about it, I'll give them a hug.
How dare you!
I never take offense, that's preposterous!
I just want one!
I had a couple of Psions back in the day, the 5 I had a couple of weeks then got burgled by some bastard.
I write for a hobby and write notes about everything because my memory is rubbish, I have tried countless apps for writing and note taking but at the end of the day, half your screen is virtual keyboard and the other half is small script that makes my head ache. I have a Tab 4 which I like typing on but it doesn't fit in a jacket pocket, so, clamshell with real qwerty keyboard, I want.
Great comment! Have a beer ( although it does look a bit weak)
Re: "seek a bespoke arrangement..the UK’s exceptionally high standards of data protection,”"
Damn! I had just copied that sentence and then saw your comment. Have one on me!
Re: Fly me to the moon
That was dumb;
Forgot to include forget in the sentence ; I sincerely hope they don't FORGET to............
Re: Fly me to the moon
Sounds like a job for the BFR (Big Fecking Rocket) to deliver another BFR (Big Fecking Robot) to the moon.
When they finally build a Moonbase, I sincerely hope they don't to include a barber so that the girl with the sideburns can have a shave.
There were plans to bring Moonbase Alpha back as Space 2099, dunno what happened to that.
Re: 'The identity theft detailed in the indictment'
What do you think the Voice of America and Radio Free Europe have been doing since the war?
I'm sure they wouldn't stoop to broadcasting anything that might attempt to influence the elections or people of a sovereign country.
Re: Send Facebook data-pervs / tech-sociopaths a message
Facebook would be Big Brother's idea of a wet dream, you don't need to monitor the population, they TELL you everything, pics included.
Re: Send Facebook data-pervs / tech-sociopaths a message
I'm still inclined to think that the Zuck is just a very well paid NSA agent.
Re: I may be missing something
Allowing for you probably being a townie and not knowing much about that big green place called 'the country' , most churches are in villages, the villages nowadays are populated by green welly wearing city types who want trees outside and a nice view.
Usually if a church is on it's own surrounded by fields is't not a church but likely an old abbey.
I have reluctantly come to quite like the Mini Cooper but as you say the Countryman is a tad Panzerish. One could easily manage a minigun turret on top and be put to use annexing the neighbours veggy patches and calling it a 'Mini' is oxymoronic.
@ Doc Syntax, In Spain, the moment you show signs of a cold or flu everyone is telling you to get some antibiotics.
Even worse, because they don't have self certification, they all go to the doctor who then idiotically gives them the aforesaid noneffective antibiotics.
Every sales force has at least one Dave and some have Daves all the way down but what's amazing is that they are often selling rubbish to a never ending supply of new punters for decades without being sussed and going broke.
Re: "But when we arrested them, they said they had come for fishing and were tourists."
They had actual fishing rods and fish.
Problem was the fish were still in their tins.
Why the sobs?
A white collar crime with a two year sentence is probably going to mean an open prison where he will meet dodgy doctors, dentists, accountants and other low risk inmates,he will most likely have sports facilities (I worked at Channings Wood in Devon in the '70s , it had a tennis court and bakery that supplied local shops) and days out. The people he will meet will be able to round off his education so that when he leaves he will be able to add a lot of other white collar skills to his dodgy resume.
After millenia of hibernation, the last Martian awakes. He heads for the surface wondering if anything survived the disaster that stripped most of the atmosphere.
Nearing the surface he senses an object in near space so he hurries to the surface, he sees an alien machine and thiinks ' there must be intelligent life out here'.....ZZZAPP!!!
As to why, with the much vaunted abilities that GCHQ is supposed to have, she hasn't announced the software having been developed by them.
Perhaps they have already told her to piss off because it is unlikely to work.
Re: 99.995% is impossible
@Prst.V.Jeltz. My thinking exactly.
A minister wouldn't lie would they?