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Re: What's the first rule?
Rule No. 1: "Don't get caught"
Rule No. 2: see rule 1 .....
Re: @HampsterNet - Epigenetics
Epigenetics is not evolution nor is it mutation. It is the expression of "suppressed" genes due to changed environmental factors. The genes are already there by normal inheritance but another set or even the same set are just expressed differently due to need; think lung size when changing from a low altitude to a high altitude environment and vice versa.
Native High Andes dwellers have larger lungs than the norm, move them to a coastal environment and in three generations their lungs are the same as the norm. Move them back up and three generations later they have large lungs again.
Basically it's 'stored' responses to conditions experienced by the ancestors and allows fast adaptation to changing conditions.
@blugir "...so that you get a free lawyer..."
I suspect that you are a solicitor/lawyer or married to one.
I can see the use of these scanners would result in a drop in business for the legal profession and a saving for the public purse.
Re: Double Plus Good - "...doesn’t mean you’ve done anything wrong."
Ah, but who's definition of wrong will this operate under?
Re: Denial of Service -Looping the black paper...
Supposedly five black pages was enough to fuse the thermal print heads on the older models. Never tried it myself, much.
Re: "Dazed and confused", surely?
Well more likely having found a toker willing to share than any dementia, it was a metalheads event after all.
"Which could be on a single hybrid drive."
And thus a single point of failure if not backed up to an external device.
I am still on spinning rust but my next machine* will be all SSD for speed and physical shock resistance.
Apart from the big-iron exchangeable disc packs (8MB) my first hard drive was a 5MB Winchester on a CPM machine with 8" floppies, the HD replaced one of them. 1980 IIRC.
*assuming I outlive this one!
Re: Die early, recover quickly
"I can imagine that it would be quite annoying for a word processor to flicker in and out of existence while writing a document, though."
If you are having to imagine it you obviously haven't tried Orifice 365 yet.
Re: 2,500 staff in new roles
Probably just 1,100 of the new staff will be in new roles. 700 will replace existing roles in the IT division which have become vacant due to previous incumbents being condemned* to the hell desk (customer facing roles).
So just 1,800 "new" roles. I do agree with your escalation observation.
* a harsh but somewhat deserved punishment :)
And the person who signed off on the migraine got a promotion, right?
They promote people who give customers headaches? Sounds even more like a bank to avoid.
Re: "notoriously difficult language"
I lived in Holland for a year or so and found Dutch hard to learn because everyone just replied or talked to me in English as soon as they heard my accent! My period of living in France was the exact opposite of course.
Re: That conclusion seems a bit fast to me - also for the reaserchers
From the article : ' “This subsurface anomaly on Mars has radar properties matching water or water-rich sediments,” said Roberto Orosei'.
So could be just damp rock (water rich sediments). If it is actually liquid it would be a brine slushie at best.
Re: Good! - "how do you explain the Clangers?"
So the cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, could account for the veins in the blue-cheese it's made of. It all starts to make sense at last.
Re: "⸘You shut down the what‽"
"... individuals – described as "security experts" ..."
Security experts - my arse!
Re: Gonna be one less school soon
"Capita just really don't seem competent in anything they do!"
Oh I don't know, they do seem to excel at getting undeserved business from the government while screwing them for large amounts of money for shoddy products.
Re: I wonder how many codgers are still mentis enough to work on the 4GL it was written in?
You talking about Quick Build (QB)? Yep, it was
a bit crap but good old COBOL worked bloody well with IDMSX under ICL's VME op sys. Still my preferred network-database.
QB was crap at multiphase transactions due to page and table locks being released at the end of each phase. Had to code your own lock system and needed the low level calls available with the VME/B option.
To quote my team manager on an ICL to IBM conversion (last century) "A small step forward for IBM but a giant leap backwards for ...."
It was hard work converting a nicely integrated polished suite of systems to a less flexible architecture. That's just the hardware and op sys aspect. The fact that IBM only did IDMS as a database meant everything had to be recoded as the were no eXtended indexes.
Re: @jake - "... thanks for playing ..."
Is it that what comentardery is about?
I see that they have updated the article to include "US" gallons and correct the miscalculated litre values. Was wondering why Detroit would be using imperial measures ;)
Re: @jake - "wimpy US gallons"
Well it's obvious they are talking 600 full-fat imperial gallons giving 2,728 litres as 600 US gallons would be 2,271 litres. So no need for us non-USAians to mention it! :)
Re: "Our leaders wear jeans"..."I go commando, what does that say about me?"
You own more than one pair of jeans?
Re: "What they want is partners ... not afraid to try and fail.
So IBM is now trying Crapita's game plan? Getting rid of the experienced employees is a great way of playing catch-up!
"... naughty children with balls of yellow snow."
"Watch out where the huskies go, don't you eat that yellow snow."
(That line triggered a bit of Zappa nostalgia)
"5G will hopefully fix it"
And then probably introduce a host of new attack vectors. Ho bloody hum!
Re: "... 7 cats and one dog are all waiting ..."
With reference to your handle. Nominative determinism or consequence?
Re: "Unless there is a safety feature to override the lock?"
It's called a key.
Re: I'm one of those 5M
I'm just amazed that they claim 5 million people actually got through to HMRC by phone!
Re: "Office 365 ISNT CLOUD!"
It's still fecking vaporware on the cloud or off.
"Homeopathy - Making Fuck All Difference Since 1796"
One of my favourite T-shirt logos.
"Everything is relative." "Oh absolutely!" - is another :)
Re: absolute zero (-273.15°C, -459.67°F)
0 K would have worked.
Ummm...... Isn't TOR used for this anymore?
Oh God ... I remember watching that episode on ye olde CRT TV
Strangely enough it was the first thing that crossed my mind when I came across this in the press last week or so.
I demand an old-fart-tard icon.
My heart bleeds custard for FB
Wonder what the penalties the IRS add will come to?
Re: Wot! - "Using Until is a presumption of guilt."
They may have been referring to the way the police work.
I was thinking more along the lines of a 20mm Phalanx but a Paveway also works :)
Re: "The only way to stop a bad guy with a USB stick..."
A Remington pump with a tube full of solid slugs works for most things up to Cape buffalo size.
Australian Foreplay - Whatever Happened to "Brace Yourself Sheila"?
Mine's the one with drop bear proof hat above it.
Re: Binding Protocol? - "is also a war criminal for targeting you"
That's nearly as comforting as being hit by friendly fire.
Re: "awesomely fearsome 200,000 µW Death Machine!"
Sooo... 200mW or 0.2W. Wow only a tenth as powerful as the "scary" 2W laser.
(I'm hung-over so I might have missed implied sarcasm in the dropped zero)
Windows 10 April Fools' 2018 Update.
Re: "I let Fowler be my guide"
(6) DILLIGAF or is that covered by (1)?
"100 per cent oxygen at 16 psi " would kill you fairly fast.
NASA used pure oxygen but at 21% atmospheric pressure so it was at the same partial pressure as in air, not at 107% atmospheric.
Still burns every thing at a higher rate and temperature as they found out when three astronauts were cooked in their capsule some time back. The very reason that the Russians chose to use just plain air at 1 Atm and take the weight/space penalty.
I'm beginning to regret my neural-net net now
Re: "The lesson here,..is that security-through-obscurity is a dangerous design choice."
Actually it should be the first step in a multi-layered approach. Always laminate the armour.
Re: "Next thing you know you'll need a dolphin to get the information out !"
I believe the mice also have a solution but you may not like it.
I got a 'U'. Beat that.
I got told by the French teacher to "never never darken his classroom door step again" after forgetting to go to an exam! Do I win?
Yep, I also ended up living in Paris (long ago) and learnt French in the Tabacs and Cafes. Crap pidgin French but good enough to insult the locals :)
Re: Blocking FB cookies - Firefox Preferences
Privacy & Security
1 - accept third party cookies = never
2 - keep cookies = until I close FF (so they all get deleted when you close the browser*)
*for the few sites where you do want the cookies go to the site and click the circled 'i' at the left of the address in the tool bar and set accept cookies to allowed, these will then be kept until manually deleted
3 - check clear history when FF closes and check - cache, close active logins, forms & search history and off-line site data (no need to check the cookies box due to step 2)
4 - Use NoScript.
5 - there are new options which also allow you to deny location, notifications, camera, and microphone usage.
Some data like site preferences (preferred zoom, etc) does stay but can be clear at step 3.
Hope that helps.
Problem is that most home routers are supplied by the ISP and updated by the ISP.
Well I have had two firmware updates from BT* this year, last one on the 7th April, now whether that is a good thing or not I have no idea.
* presumably British Telecom and not Babushka Telecon :)
Re: Crying Wolf - @Mark 85
So that's where the the Orange Prune in the White House got the idea.
Re: Well now, - Umm, maybe stay off the purple pills.
The dried frog pills are soooo much better ....
The "public" or Open register is the cut down version sold to spammers.