657 posts • joined 2 Aug 2012
Occam's Razor: If the first one was a burp going southwards...
... then the one going north from the other end must have been a fart.
Sad wanker watches wankers wank
Is life in North Royalton so boring this is all there is to do? For thirteen years!
Maybe "Zuma" was taken out by "Cyril".
More likely just got a big backhander to send its data to the Guptas for onward sale.
Re: ... Have you read "On the beach"?
No, but I did see the film. Does that count?
Re: Hopefully landing like one... - Your wish is granted!
I just felt like a down vote Friday when I posted :) Didn't hear of any hassle with the macOS patch and had no AV problems with Sophos.
However, karma has had its revenge as I find my beer has evaporated whilst I wasn't paying attention and I now have to get up and get another one. I will however dedicate it to all who won't make it to the pub at lunchtime due to this M$ SNAFU.
I'm felling like a smug git right now.
"Apple has quietly patched the Meltdown bug in macOS 10.13.2 in December."
Is schadenfreude bad karma?
Re: Dyson Spheres would have sucked all the dust away.
That's a hell of an upgrade from the Dyson Ball vacuum cleaner range. Really big dust canister I expect.
Re: So there is water on Mars - They can all suck fluids from a stone
Just add lawyers to the list then even if they can't suck water or blood from a stone it's still a win-win situation.
Who need puns when there is the wry irony of a todger-dodger being named Dick?
But fast yes. - No not really.
See several people keep mentioning that they find FF 57 faster than the last release, I certainly don't but I am running it with NoScript (or what is left of it; getting ads I never used to and XXS pop-ups nightmare).
I find opening a link in a new tab (in the back ground) slows the current tab down, scrolling it jitters horribly. Looks like the CPU has lost three of its four cores it's so bad. Didn't happen in the previous version. The FF 57 UI is pretty sucky in design and crap contrast.
When I first installed FF57 & NS it was so dysfunctional I rolled it back within a day. I have persisted for about a fortnight with the updated versions but really miss the old smooth functional versions. I feel another roll back coming.
Re: "Kraut" ? really ? in the 21st century ? after 70 years ?
You actually quoted from a Daily Wail article on El Reg?
Rather a green mistake even if you are not so cabbage looking.
Re: Is that absolute or relative risk?
Failure of a blastocyst to implant isn't a miscarriage. It should only be called a miscarriage if there is a recognisable foetus.
Clip clop, clip clop.... boom!
Amish drive by.
Re: Free neutrons ... Cosmic rays? So from supernovas for a start.
Yes but only if your no more than about 25 light minutes away from it.
Free neutrons have an average life of about 14-15 minutes before they decay into a proton, electron and an electron anti-neutrino (occasionally a gamma photon is produced as well). Thus we on earth will never see free neutrons in cosmic rays but may see a few in solar radiation (low energy as they are not accelerated by magnet or electrical fields).
This is the reason why there are no clouds of neutrons in space, but loads of hydrogen in both neutral and ionised states.
how much gold, platinum ... present in asteroids is still completely unknown
True, but all the platinum group metals mined in southern Africa are found in the remnants of two large meteor strikes which hit the planet after the crust was formed. Any gold, platinum, etc... present at the formation of the planet would have settled to the core before any crust formation.
Re: AI / Automation - Can't wait!
Oh yes you can, computer says so.
Speciesist profiling and discrimination of the worst kind.
This only happened because they were donkeys, if some cows did it they would have been given desert as well!
Re: Soyuz ... safety record... have to laugh!
Yesterdays total loss of a multi-satellite launch says its still not that good.
According to the article I saw it was a human error when a retro-thruster was fired, de-orbiting the payload, from a preliminary orbit rather than the main thruster to send it into a higher orbit.
The amusing bit is that the head of the Russian space program had declared the launch a success before it suddenly wasn't.
Well the main stage did work so you may still have a point Mr V.
Re: Captain calls over to the harbourmaster...
Would that be Harbour Master Bates then?
Re: Still not too late - yes it is.
Unfortunately there is nowhere to install the massive boilers and fuel bunkers to generate steam for the catapults or generators and batteries for electromagnetic catapults (if they could make one work).
For what this debacle has cost a new factory to make revamped versions of the Harrier would have been cheaper.
Re: KB2952664 - "Is it because Windows is a curate's egg?"
Hum... No, the curate's egg was 'good in parts'.
Mohammed Mince Pies with his picture on them?
Yeh, that will go down a bomb.
(no jihadi icon)
Re: Howay in a manger
... the truly devine comestible from Greggs is the Holy Cow Steak Bake
Re: History Repeats Itself
Your going to have to wait a little for that; Myca is just chumming the waters.
Re: BLASPHEMY! ? - the blood is gravy.
Now that is blasphemy; blood is for black pudding. Stone the heretic!
JUST ENJOY THE SAUSAGE ROLLS!?!
You haven't met Dibbler yet have you?
Judging by the taste and gristle I am sure Greggs got their recipe from him.
(Oh bugger just saw @magickmark beat me to it)
Re: Whilst I have sympathy..
Pretty sure the cops would turn around and say
they have bigger fish to fry "What are you talking about? Have you been drinking or taking any psychoactive substances?".
Re: You wanna know why tech companies are overwhelmingly staffed by white and Asian males?
Mainly based on the educational requirements of the job.
No point hiring art & humanities people for technical or scientific jobs - the gender difference in many instances.
On the colour front it's mainly the educational opportunities the people had or didn't have. Many didn't have decent schools to go to, came under peer pressure to become a gang member and drop out, or suffered from some societal norms limiting education.
In South Africa the ANC's old mantra of "no education without liberation" has come back to bite their affirmative action. Since '94 the endemic corruption has left many schools with no books or other teaching supplies so the kids don't even get a halfway decent chance. Currently the only decent job available to uneducated people there is being president and that is only for one person at a time. "Cry the Beloved Country" does not quite cover it.
Re: OLED should be fine - Samsung and OLED tech
Of course their touch screens are not affected by the cold, the burning batteries keep them warm.
"bears DO shit in the woods"
Most polar bears don't unless they are really lost. I can reassure you that the rumour about the Pope is real; no idea whether it is true or not.
Re: "Why do you guys marry, anyway? The free sex?"
It's never ever free. Marriage just means you keep on paying for it even after the divorce.
Re: "If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably malware."
Shirley that should be mallardware.
Re: IT happens - @JeffyPoooh
OK, but how do they refurbish a chocolate teapot?
Re: "bring me my Winchester"
Yep, remember when they first came out - a whole 5MB. Replaced one of the two 8" floppy drives in the SuperBrain microcomputers (running CPM and CIS COBOL apps); made the world of difference to program response times (COBOL code overlays). Still needed one floppy for data comms back-up* when the acoustic-coupler modems wouldn't work**. My first distributed system :)
* - stiff envelope and in the mail
** - had to write my own transmission checking and error correcting code; even with that sometimes the lines were just too noisy.
Check the picture.
Isn't it amazing how two teeth (found in a geographically mislocated area from a non-existent period of time) can tell you if the rat-thing had a furry or smooth tail.
Yet another fine article.
Re: "warming-up time of valve TVs was an improvement"
Do you still miss the little white dot when you switched it off?
Imagine the candles on its birthday cake: Astro-eggheads detect galaxy born in universe's first billion years
Re: Big, yeah but not the biggest ...
Arecibo Observatory 305m diameter.
Re: I hate to be "that guy", but...
...he's not even on the spectrum*.
Since when was Radio 1 ever considered cool (or even groovy)?
* the electromagnetic one
Re: Apple Targetting Jim Henson's People.... "the Queens English"
It's "the Queen's English", innit Shaddy me ol' china. :)
Re: One such trip involved “four of us sitting around a cage full of monkeys, feeding them fruit”
Sounds like "just another meeting with the users (or directors)" to me.
Re: RE: AC - Carefully. Very, very, carefully....
But not quite as carefully as he wipes his arse I bet.
Boffins mount oscilloscope upside-down!
"...spotted a blip in the star’s brightness..." - if it was the right way up they would have seen a 'dip in the star's brightness' which is the usual way this is done.
"Is it "fighter or flight" time?"
No it's "run like hell time" as the F35 does neither most of the time and neither very well for the short time it is "functional".
F35 - the fuck-up that keeps on giving.
Interstellar space rock screams through Solar System
OK, but did anyone actually hear it?
Mega Death got a better gig deal from Lyra just in time to slingshot around the Sun rather than make a solar splash.
Re: Castle Air Museum.
So this is one of the ones already serviced in Turkey? And all we got back were the bloody tyres?
(excellent link Symon)
Fixed this six months back...
... just deleted Flash and anything with Adobe in the file or path name. Haven't missed it a bit.
Re: Where? - From the article - "the breach has only affected customers in the US"
Miss McGowan not smelling of roses on this one.
"McGowan herself reached a $100,000 settlement with the mogul in 1997 following “an episode in a hotel room during the Sundance Film Festival,” and signed a non-disclosure agreement."
So basically she accepted money for sex; OK a lot of money. More of a story, I would say, than a blocked twatter account.
The timing of her disclosure together with the news that she accepted payment tickles a little bit of suspicion about a rebuffed "second pay-day".
If it was rape then she should have laid charges when it happened; not doing so allowed an offender to potentially harm more people. If he did commit more offences in the intervening 19 years then she will have to live with some responsibility for them.
Re: Good luck with your unconnected light bulb.
Uncle Fester hold this for a while...