163 posts • joined 25 Mar 2011
Re: A different name for every site?
On youtube, there's part of a Trevor Noah standup show about Zambia, which includes names like Profanity, Screwdriver, Detective Table, as well as the mechanic with two sons called Brake and Clutch.
(Not linking as it's mildly NSFW)
Did someone store it in My Documents?
Reminds me of the classic
How many monkeys?
If an infinite number of monkeys on an infinite number of typewriters would eventually produce Shakespeare, what is the number of monkeys required to match this output? Methinks we need a new Reg unit for poetry.
Where do they strap on the blockchain?!
Facebook insists it has 'no plans' to exploit your personal banking info for ads – just as we have 'no plans' to trust it
There goes the neighbourhood
As an Australian, I'm hoping this doesn't have legs - our major banks are dodgy enough already (as per the ongoing Royal Commission) without Facebook added to the mix.
Re: What happens if they find something?
They wouldn't phone you, that would be absurd!
They'll probably just send you an email, with a helpful link to click on for more information.
(Password may be required)
Re: Unep Eurobats
"Quantum journalism" - so a journo can know how fast they're writing, or what they're writing, but not both?
As userfriendly put it
Google employee: when in doubt, remember our three word motto...
User: publically traded company?
I must admit to having used "octothorpe" in user manuals - he's got company!
I dunno, most users are after free stuff.
Re: User-generated obfuscation
There's another way to use a 3x3 grid - Iain M. Banks' Marain (http://trevor-hopkins.com/banks/a-few-notes-on-marain.html).
But I'm confused by "You've just created a cypher that very few folks will be able to decode easily (if at all)" - isn't that just a substitution cipher? While strong passwords should render frequency analysis unprofitable, relying on that to keep secrets written in your native language seems potentially risky, depending on the audience. Or am I missing something?
The President is missing?
Did you look behind the fridge? If you lose something, it's nearly always there!
So... where's the Government-mandated back door?
If the range of a parameter
is itself a tunable parameter, then you might get knobby knobbs.
Icon: Beer in memory of Pterry.
Re: Lie Mode
Hook, line, sinker, rod and copy of Angling Times, sir.
Icon: A small off-duty Czechoslovakian traffic warden.
Re: Or maybe how you ask it.
"Pollsters are masters at this."
Particularly pollsters called Humphrey.
Re: I have a guess! - I'm going to say "Flying". Until it wasn't, of course.
Or, given what happened to other drones, it might have been thinking "Oh no, not again."
(Apologies to Douglas Adams)
As per Sir Humphrey
"A clarification isn't too make oneself clear, it is to put oneself in the clear."
Re: So when do these things come to El Reg comment section?
Rather than bring them here, El Reg should lobby for emoji versions of the comment icons for use outside this forum.
Re: Automatic or intelligent?
"A truly intelligent autonomous weapon system might read the manifesto of the opposing forces, and decide to change sides."
Reminds me of Peter Watts' short story "Malak".
Re: Death of Conspiracy theories?....not likely.
Everyone's always in favour of saving Hitler's brain, but when you put it in the body of a great white shark, ooh, suddenly you've gone too far!
- Hubert Farnsworth
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Re: I wonder how long it will take
"For anyone to realise that all post addressed to Donald Trump is being redirected to the Kremlin?"
Before or after the addressee receives it?
Pain points, you say?
It's been a while since I tried, but do they support C99 yet - particularly designated initialisers? It's only been 19 years.
Re: "The Strait of Hormuz"..
Mining that could put things in Dire Straits.
Good thing the RN has some minecraft to keep it clear.
Re: Betcha they lost the Docs
"probably sent the originals to the Journo" - someone misunderstood the phrase 'offsite backup'?
Re: Lying liers deny lying
Yes Minister taught me the first rule of politics: Never believe anything until it's been officially denied.
They wrote out a response, but it was classified... we'll have to wait until it's leaked.
Do we need to update bookmarks to the register.co.gm too?
Re: Sales positions
What use does she have for bridges? She's got a helicopter!
dd if=/mnt/some/long/involved/path of=/dev/sda
Followed 0.03 seconds later by swearing and control-C. It didn't have time to do much... other than totally corrupt the file system on /dev/sda. Target should have been /dev/sdb, /dev/sda was the backup drive I was trying to recover from.
Surprise UK raid of Cambridge Analytica delayed: Nobody expects the British information commissioner!
From Red Dwarf - Demons and Angels
KRYTEN: I'm going to come around behind you now, sir.
LISTER: Okay, Kryten, take me by surprise!
KRYTEN: I'm coming around behind you to take you by surprise, sir.
LISTER: Get on with it, surprise me!
KRYTEN: You may get an unpleasant sensation of chloroform. Don't be
LISTER: Surprise me now!
KRYTEN: Here comes my surprise, sir.
Re: That just about wraps it up for the Great A'Tuin
The start of Hogfather seems more apposite...
"Everything starts somewhere, although many physicists disagree."
Re: Apple home furnishings range.
Apple's legal department?
Patient Reassured And Told to Fuck Off
Re: "Stealing trade secrets"?
"Normally theft involves taking something with the intent of permanently depriving the owner of it"
Is that really the case though? I think that the intent of a thief is to gain access to the stolen item (e.g: to sell). Depriving the original owner of that item is an unavoidable byproduct of the item being physical. In cases like this the intent is the same, but the byproduct can be avoided.
So many idiots
So few villages.
Quaser or Quasar? As long as they're not Quagaars...
Re: Best practice is 3% margin?
Maybe they were checking to see if you were part of the inner circle - the Society of Hardcore IT Honchos, Extra-Achievers Division ?
Re: Facial recognition
I sense a new market in Malcolm Turnbull masks.
Yes, a spaceport should be near the equator, but a spacepork is best situated near a dense mass of potential votes.
"detectors for both motion and movement built in"
Did I miss something? Aren't movement and motion the same thing?
"while in jail he had had a religious epiphany."
Paging Charles Prentiss, Charles Prentiss to the courtesy phone.
Icon: Religious epiphany in progress.
I've tried flying sideways, and flying to the front,
But people just look at me,
And say "it's a publicity stunt!"
Upvoted for Spike Milligan
Re: What I don't understand is why that needs an OS kernel?
It's also important to realise that SeL4 is a *micro*kernel. When I looked into it a couple of months ago, it (i.e: the core, subject to the security proof) seemed to be little more than a scheduler and IPC mechanism. Things like file systems, drivers, etc would need to be implemented on top of SeL4. In other words, when saying "why does it need an OS kernel", bear in mind that we're not talking Linux levels of complexity / functionality here.
Caution Icon: I didn't spend very long investigating, and don't claim to be an expert.
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Re: Kickstarter's about 99.995% bad
I also have backed exactly one project - LOHAN. I got what I paid for (a mug), but not what I hoped for (launch).
(Icon: Beer for the (grounded) plucky playmonaut.)
Wait for it...
"The laws of mathematics are very commendable but the only laws that applies in Australia is the law of Australia"
Let pi = 3...
Re: School boy mistake
They laughed at Galileo, they laughed at Einstein, they laughed at Darwin... but they also laughed at Bozo the clown.