289 posts • joined 1 Jul 2008
Missile command was the greatest game ever, many's a 10p I spent in the chipper at the bottom of my road on that yolk. I still remember spinning that ball faster and faster to light up the sky. Top stuff!
Lots of brexiteers on this, El Reg is not the place I ever thought they'd appear.
Anyway, coming from an EU 27 country, I can tell you that brexit just doesn't matter as much to us as it does to the UK. The only place I ever read about it is in the guardian & FT - and now El Reg!
Brexit is a total fsck-up. But I don't think there's any going back since the Maybot triggered article 50. I hope I'm wrong, coz we still love you guys.
Re: Dane Geld
Both SF and the DUP are as bad as each other. Why anyone votes for them is beyond me. May is clutching at straws getting into bed with the DUP.
Re: That's not hot. This is hot.
I spend a lot of time in Texas, and I can tell you that even peak summer with a heat wave in Texas is fine with aircon and little humidity compared to 25C here and humidity. We were tired after sitting down today during lunch, and we didn;t even eat anything.
Re: Like Lucas?
Hmm, they seem good enough for F1, MotoGP, Indy, Nascar, WSBK, WRC & a ton of high end vehicles all the same.
Here's one ref, I'll let you do the rest.
Re: Before they look at hardware :-
Eh? I have a family membership which allows 5 distinct users. Works fine for me.
As an Irishman, I'd hate to see the UK leave - coz it will be a royal pain in the arse getting visa's and all that for a week-end away, not to mention border restrictions (again) up north.
Don't leave us lads, you're our best mates FFS.
Re: Come to Spain
"The commute would be a bit of a bugger though - wouldn't it ?"
Not as bad as the commute into and out of Santa Clara every day. Was working there last summer and it was a total nightmare. It was so bad that it made no difference whatsoever what time you left work on a Friday, the result was frequent stops on the freeway for minutes at a time.
You don't have to permanently block IP's you know. It is fairly trivial to detect sucpicious traffic (as you currently do) but rather than permenently blocking them, you could automate it to disable the block once a timer has exceeded. Fail2ban (among other solutions) come to mind.
Nice article, I have a few of them on order to expand the vSphere cluster - currently 720xd's whichI've been very happy with for the workloads in use.
Re: No Secrets Agency's RHEL exploit Laughs At My Privacy
Dependency hell? You're just doing it wrong. It's trivial to hook up to a repo and / or create your own local repo. Debian has the same issues you know, if your .dep file has deps, and you have no repo, same issue.
Re: Event Horizon in the same league with Alien?
Hold on there, as a fan of Alien I agree with you about watchability, but that is only because I am absolutely terrified of watching Event Horizon again. That flic gave me nightmares for weeks such is its genius - and I'm in my 40's FFS.
They are totally different movies and cannot be compared.
Excellent, well written and honestly refreshing article.
OK I'll bite. If they shall be allowed to google their homework, then they should be required to do the write up in Latex, and with proper citations!
They'll have to do it in college so why not start now?
Quite liked his talk
He's a good speaker and seems quite laid back for a Bush. I'm not American but I'd probably vote for him. I honestly do not believe that Clinton has a snowballs chance in hell of getting elected.
After all, men only vote for fit birds.
Lots of my own (non-techie) family..... whenever I try to explain why privacy is so important they always answer, "sure who'd want to know anything about me...". I've totally given up explaining the many, many reasons why....
25 mill is a drop in the ocean of his dosh, he's just using this for self publicity and the obvious tax write off. He should just donate and not tell anyone - like the rest of us do. FFS.
Thanks for the reminder and to disable all location "services".
Re: low cost?
Isin't everything more expensive in Oz?
The wife was in Sydney for Xmas, and she was getting me to transfer 500AUD every few days - and the accomodation was already paid for! Cost me a bleedin fortune... case in point, Camembert cheese - 15dollars, bread to go with it 3 dollars WTF?
Should be employed..
..by the French tourism board, as that video of Nancy makes me want to plan a trip this summer.
Gorgeous shots, well done to that lad.
Re: don't get it
I for one find this entire concept creepy. I do not like people taking videos / pictures of me and sticking them on the interweb. This is the very reason I have no "social" network account. With facial recognition you cannot say with certainty that your image in a random pic will not be recognised by glass. Do you not care about privacy?
The only thing I can imagine glass being good for is an app that lets you see everyone naked - fake nakedness would work well here. Perfect for those of a nervous disposition and had to do a talk in front of a room of heads.
No patents for...
A discovery, a scientific theory or a mathematical method;
An aesthetic creation;
A scheme, rule or method for performing a mental act, playing a game or doing business, or a computer program; or
The presentation of information.
Patents must be novel, have industrial applicability, and an inventive step.
This covers basically the EU and most of the world....
...then we have the US
Re: Fatboy Dell
Or is you are moving your desktops to VDI infrastructure, servers to virtualisation, need advice on networking / storage / iops etc, thats when you need them.
We're not taking about soho here.
A load of us schoolboys went to a french class mate's gaf in France. His grandparents had left the family a house in the sticks of the Loire valley. But the house had not been used for donkeys.
There was a (disused) cave and we found two crates of seriously old Rum. The bottles were all twisted so God only knows how old it was. But it looked like the bottles you'd see in the old pirate movies.
Being teens we got twaddled and drank the lot. We had our fun and that's all that matters.
Re: "front-runner for the chief executive seat"
I'd say this was always the plan. Balmer : "You go to Nokia, make the shares crash and we'll buy them for a pittance, as recompence you'll get a shed load of cash and I'll make you the new CEO, job done."
Sounds like a great plan.
Re: iPhone and iPad?
It is a really good idea actually. I've had to change the passwords on the TV, laptops, ipad and telephones just to get the bloody kids to go outside and play this summer.
I caught my 13 year old son hiding in the wardrobe in his room playing poxy minecraft, and it was 28C outside.
If he was having a wank I could understand, but minecraft FFS!
When I were a lad....
Re: robmobz AC aware of world beyond their borders
Absolute bollox. Cross a border in ANY European country and you immediately feel like you're in another country. Everything is different FFS. Seriously mate, have you actually been to Europe?
Re: How to survive in the countryside
Yes but D.U.I is simply not considered an issue in the states. Last year when over there I went out with some locals one night, and we got totally blattered. I was the only one who ordered a taxi home. And the other lads and lassies all drove their own cars home and they had more to drink than I did.
When I mentioned a taxi as a good alternative, they said, "No, were used to drinking and driving, you're not, so that's why you need the cab".
This is as far from innovative as you can possibly get. What shall we do next, eh, attach a bigger screen and someone might buy it, even though it will be too big to hold comfortably for any period of time - like Microsoft's surface.
Seriously apple, innovate if you want to sell stuff.
Re: I'm sure there were two girls on my degree course
Discrete maths, yes they do still teach it. I was the opposite to you, I was shit at maths in school, but got an A in each of my discrete maths courses in comp sci. Oh the joys of CafeOBJ....
If it were me...
I'd simply tell apple that unless they give me a lower price than the US, they can stuff their sale and we'll give the cash to some other company that will comply.
These companies NEED these deals, not the other way around. Mind you, when you work for the gov it's not your money and is essentially a bottomless pit, so whatever.
Won't work in the EU
We have a little thing called data protection. Any company that has a back door which snoops on personal data will not be allowed to operate in the EU. No company in their right mind would kill their biggest market.
Not to mention the lost good-will. Craziness.
Re: More and better support for 64-bit ARM chips
My granny uses a linux laptop, and she still gets me to "program" her telly - two remotes was incredibly confusing for her 86 years.
And by "linux" she means firefox, as that is all she can use, and only with the bookmarks I added to her tool bar.
Still, it runs fedora.
Re: It is a pile of turd
Correction - I don't actually remember what the BSOD's were, so cannot say for sure if they were the same. I seem to remember the bitmap being difficult to read as it was not at all clear, but it was a freshly installed machine with all updates and no apps installed, this should not crash - since MS provided all the software.
Re: It is a pile of turd
Yes I did, and they were different BSOD's each time. The laptop has been running constantly, only using sleep mode for the pas couple of years, running various virtualisation technologies, xen, kvm, vmware workstation and also the one from SUN that the name escapes me. I managed to run lots of windows flavours on this host for testing apps and running other scenarios.
The machine has never crashed before, yet with windows 8, it would BSOD just idling. Also ran memtest86 over night and other diags. Never an issue found.
So it is not a hardware issue, is a shit OS.
It is a pile of turd
I installed a licenced copy of windows 8 pro on my thinkpad x61s, installed every update available. Installed a single app - avgfree and I had 8 BSOD's in two days.
I re-installed it, did the upgrades, installed defender instead of cvg and the BSOD's continued.
I then nuked it and put fedora18 back on.
I wanted a windows machine as I have another thinkpad and didn't really see the point in having two almost identical OSes.
Using win8 was fairly painful, as the UI makes no sense unless it is on a tablet or a telephone, so they are right to vista it. Whether I'll try blue when it comes out in another question.
Re: Mach 1.2?
Good safety record all the same, bar the one hiccup that killed it off. Concord was cool, please don't diss it.
There has never been a cooler plane, not even the military has a cooler one.
Re: Go ahead Carl Icahn
Speaking as a (minor) Dell stockholder, I couldn't disagree more. Dell have done great strides to become a great services company, I see a great future with them. If Mickey D gets to go private, I'll get my cash back, and if not then I'm keeping them for the long term.
Anyway, you are wrong. They are no longer a "PC" company, times have changed mate, look at the acquisitions they have made and look at their service offerings.
p.s.: I'm also a HP share owner, but I'll likely ditch them soon as they have seem to have made some serious fuck-ups recently.
I pity the fool
This is so going to end in tears..... time for the popcorn.
Two laws potentially broken here
One, the receipt of stolen goods - against the law in Britain, don't know about Iran.
Publishing pics and address of people without their express consent - this is a breach of the UK's privacy laws.
Both are likely now invalid since the new 'owners' offered to return it when they discovered it was pilfered and the pic poster has removed the pics from his site. However, the Daily fail still has the pics up so this one may be too late.
p.s.: That Iranian chick is quite fit.
ebooks are shite, give me a real book any day of the week. This is an entirely personal opinion of course as these kindle things seem to be very popular with both my inlaws and my dad.
My mother, kids and wife are with me though, and have zarro interest in them. Feck the trees, I'd rather pay full whack and provide the jobs and the joy of turning real pages over.
I can understand using technical books in e-format though, as there is no joy in reading them in either format, and I prefer being able to CTRL-F for strings of relevant text. But when would you ever do that for a novel?
...yet no pie! Why not lads?
They cannot control language use, and neither can any company out there. Things like this make me think about no longer using their services. Thumbs down to you google!
Re: Why do they throw back the rest of the shark?
Indeed, the best meat I have ever eaten was baby horse in the Pyrenees. Unbelievable flavour and tender as you like - as babies tend to be no doubt. I do not know why we don't sell it over here.
You've even got it wrong mate, it would be the other way around since Israel have several hundred nukes, and Iran have none.
Arn't they lucky....
... that they didn't won real farcebook shares, as they could have lost even more money!
Re: I'll have a bloke's number 6 please
Hang about, is that not how all barbers do hair styles? Everyone I've ever been to they ask you how you want your hair cut, and then do another one entirely.
Lately I've taken to answering "meh", amazingly I've been getting the best cuts ever!
Caringo comes to mind.
If she wasn't so fat you mean.