857 posts • joined 17 Jun 2009
Dear God, if we should impeach Trump, please send us a sign. Perhaps blot out the sun sometime next week...
Re: The power of suggestion
In the (very) early days of the intertubes, one experimental implementation of password management *did* allow backspace as a character. Caused no end of problems.
Now that Abbot has thrown the state wide open for lethal autonomous automotive weapons, will the state legislature mandate painting bulls-eyes on the backs of pedestrians?
Some of the most obsolete code (40 years old) continues to run- originally written in Cobol. I hate Cobol.
Re: Security research. Yeah, that's what it was
Snark! The largest USian supplier of sexy lingerie sends most of its products to Bible Belt states!
Human drives exceed religious regulation.
Well done PRC! Two years!
On the other hand, damned Chinese batteries. In other news, I noted the large number of Chinese autos on a recent visit to Cuba. On asking a local about them, I was told they had a reputation for being "fragile".
"We know nothing (at least very little)."
I'd expect them to say that.
More dangerous than Britebart? Isn't Milo Annopheles associated with Britebart?
Translation: Troll Long; Didn't Read.
Re: @YetAnotherLocksmith ... It makes sense, but...
Ironic it happened in Dallas? Why ironic? Wasn't Dallas where Kennedy was assassinated? Perhaps Dallas can claim the title "Sniper City".
Re: Hyper-long and quick
And if righty or lefty, does it matter if the beetles are from north of the equator or from south of it?
Congress usually responds to massacres with a moment of silence, or actually, years of silence. This latest might be better.
Re: Alternative Explanations
Spot on. Anyone dropping a cat in a gravity field has noted their control of that gravity field. They *always* land on their paws! QED.
Unless the cat is dead (or is it alive?) or both. Dammed cats.
For the descriptively challenged, the rockets are Musk's so he has the privilege of defining nomenclature.
Build yer own rocket and name anything ya wants.
Sorry mate, you will be missed.
Was the space station retired before or after they lost control?
So many qubits!
Almost as many as in Noah's Ark device. Will we have another deluge soon?
Oh, sorry. Wrong type of device.
Chain mail and cross are acceptable, however swords, maces, daggers, sabers, crossbows, trebuchets, and sundry other mediavel (I'm sure that's misspelled, but I can't be arsed to correct it) weaponry are not.
So have at it lads!
That explains the explanation of the Beaufort Scale atop Mount Victoria. When I was there, it was a calm day and I viewed the display with merely dispassionate interest.
Re: SUV sized capsule you say?
Many homeless folk in the USA live in SUVs for years. What is the problem?
I was wondering why the Russians were threatening Texas and France. Texas I can understand, but France?
Re: Breaking into computers you don't own..
You gotta unnerstand, this is Florida home of the hanging chad and other Republican defense strategies. No doubt this lad interrupted the Governor's plan for reelection, and now he's going to pay for it.
Mines the one with the extra ballots in the pocket.
Re: Wait, what?
Thank you. I understand now. I think....
Are you all sure this isn't another NASA moon landing hoax? And if not, why not?
Heads they win, tails you lose. Banksters can go to hell.
This didn't work so well for the Athenians! They tended to Ostracise (yes, that term originated that long ago) their best people. Granted, the process was used well before 5 BCE, but same principle.
Any number of vehicles can be outfitted to suit any taste! The mobile Turkish harem, the mobile B&D dungeon, etc. Charge by the mile/Km rather than 15 minute increment. No need for a pimp or overpriced room (or driver).
You think you have privacy? Of course they would want you to think that....
Fold your tinfoil hat such in stealth shapes avoiding track.
Re: What's wrong with getting older?
I've wondered if Trump might not be color blind, and none of his flunkies had the temerity to point out that orange hair isn't a thing.
As a famous member of the Bush II administration said 'we make our own reality'. Yes, and it seems one not congruent with everyone else's. A bit like the emperor's new clothes.
Re: The fourth international revolution
Ironically, Stalin decided computers were un-Marxist, thus delaying the revolution in the revolution.
Re: Must be the end of the world
By real value you must mean 'wisdom', 'love', etc., i.e. nothing tangible or readily fungible. Things corporations have no interest in. AmIright?
Must be the end of the world
Apple have hoovered up most of the world's money.
Wanaka is a lovely place.....
But why Wanaka? Seems a bit out of the way.
This is the New Zealand I know and love
It is my belief that Queen Vicky never died, she just moved to New Zealand...
Re: What is needed...
Governments really don't add anything...
And yet the Internet was a government program in the beginning. So many government programs have been coopted by private industry braying how government is wasteful. Well yes, it does things private industry fears to embark upon, not seeing beyond the end of the balance sheet.
We are all so impoverished by government spending....
The shape of the things that came
Yes, AI will creep in on velvet cat's feet, much like mist. Call customer support and hear "My name is Bill. How can I help you?". Is that a human at the other end? How would you know?
AI need not be obvious like your self-driving car.
Re: Missing the point...
"Do it right or just don't bother..."
"Doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result is insanity..."
It seems to become expert at something requires 10,000 hours of doing it over and over. Based on that, it does appear that expecting a different result (I.e. Expertise) is not insane at all.
Re: Seems appropriate
Walk? Surely they'll float away on their huge yachts, or fly away in their private jets. Walking is for peasants.
All it takes is oodles of Renminbi
I've always wondered why China didn't purchase a load of FABs and begin riding the technology escalator. They certainly had the cash - more then than now.
El Reg really ought to warn us before springing lascivious photos on us. Completely NSFW!
Re: Well that's a good solution
Republicans are idiots. Texas Republicans are demented idiots.
They all look up to Big Brother, as long as he oppresses nonRepublicans.
Re: True "Big Red Button" story....
IBM S/370 mainframes had a Big Red Button on their console, meant for emergency power off. I was warned that pushing it would also destroy some hardware bits, so no touchee!
No one's mentioned inertial guidance and dead reckoning. I've not kept up with ICBM technology, but as I recall, they used optical gyroscopes to achieve targeting accuracy to within several meters.
If we can entrust doomsday to inertial guidance, surely the Navy can trust it.
Re: Heavy science
Arr, we'll all walk the Planck, and wish it were longer than it be!
Re: Stones and Glass Houses @cirby
The model outlined by the OP is just a refinement of the one developed by Hiram Maxim, inventor of a particularly deadly machine gun prior to WWI. He was having trouble selling it to the US Army, when a friend suggested he sell it to the Europeans, as they all hated one another. Voila! Maxim licensed his gun to all sides in WWI to his extreme profit.
Fiorina is known to be frugal with the truth... Especially when it is to her benefit. A perfect example of this is her boasting she increased HP's revenues (true, but...) she crashed HP's profits simultaneously. She also claimed Steve Jobs was her friend, but see https://medium.com/backchannel/how-steve-jobs-fleeced-carly-fiorina-79d1380663de
What a lovely piece of work she is!
Re: @Chivo Let me be the first
The 8-breasted Martian babes will win those wet t-shirt contests every time!
First maglev train to be Japanese
Eh, perhaps that should be 'Chinese'.
7 years later...
Steve Jobs reached out from beyond the grave and killed Flash.